The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1954 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 24, 1954
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BLITHIV1LLS (ARK.) COURIER NEWi Sec. Stevens Takes Full Responsibility For Army's Charges (Continued from Page 1) and advice of White House aides. "No, I don't know it," replied Stevens. -..Were they prepared on his own orders? McCarthy asked. "Yes," said Stevens, saying he gave the order some time after he arrived back from the Far East early in February. The charges were sent to members of Congress March 10. Stevens, in reply to questions as to his consultations, said he had kept Secretary of Defense Wils.on informed. McCarthy demanded if Stevens took the advice of anyone in the executive department other than Assistant Scretary of Defense H. Struve Hensel and a Defns De- partmnt official, Francis X. Brown. Brown is an assistant general counsel of the Defeense Department, i Maybe Others "Very likely I did," acknowledged Stevens. "Who?" demanded McCarthy. Stevens sat silently for a moment. , "Who?" repeated McCarthy. Finally Stevens said that in addition to Brown and Hensel, he talked with. Fred M. Seaton, and /'there may have been others, I can't recall any at the moment." Seaton is assistant secretary of defense for legislative and public affairs. A former Republican senator from Nebraska, he has been close to the White House. McCarthy sought to develop that the executive department primed Sen. Potter (R-Mich) to ge tthe charges from the Pentagon. Potter got a copy of charges by writing Secretary of Defense Wilson that he had heard they had been prepared and would like to see them. McCarthy said he understood someone high in the executive department had suggested that Potter ask for the charges. McCarthy said he "wasn't- speaking of someone in the Pentagon," either. Potter spoke up to say the facts were not altogether in accord "with what the senator has stated." Asked for Copy He said he had talked with the official and was informed then that such charges were to be released to others, and he then merely asked Wilson for a copy so Republicans on the subcommittee itself could be informed. Publication of Wilson's reply led to the current public row. Potter said his request for information about the Army's charges was made after a telephone conference with someone "high in the executive department," but didn't give the official's name. Potter said the purpose of his letter to Wilson asking for a copy of the charges was not what McCarthy intimated—he was not "a vehicle" to make them public— but simply to get the Army report for members of the committee before other members of Congress who had askd for it got it first. He said he understood the Army ' report was to bts released any way, and he simply wanted to get it to members of the committee first. McCarthy has contended that the charges were "instigated" at a Jan. 21 meeting ajt -.which Army Counselor John G. Adams has tes- j tified Sherman Adams, chief of the White House staff, suggested he prepare a chronology of events in the case of Pvt. G. David Schine, i drafted former McCarthy -aide. ' President Eisenhower has shut off further testimony about what transpired at the meeting with an executive order. Repeated Position Stevens repeated time after time that the responsibility for the filing of charges against McCarthy was his. When he smiled at McCarthy's insistent questioning as to who -authored them, the Wisconsin senator erupted. "This is no laughing matter," McCarthy said, his voice rising. "I want to find out whether you are telling the truth and you grin, smirk and laugh. We must find out what day you were telling the truth." ,, , "I think that is a bit uncalled for, Senator," Stevens broke in. McCarthy asked "which is true" whether Stevens didn't know who started preparation of the Two Collisions Reported Mrs. Richard Clevinger of Manila and J. C. Williams of Dell were involved in a traffic accident at West Rose and West Highway 18 • Saturday morning, causing some damage to both vehicles, according to police reports. ' Bob Coleman and Bobbie Jean pierce, both of Blytheville, collided in traffic mishap at Chickasawba and West Sixth streets Friday evening, causing heavy damage to both cars, it was reported. First successful trade union was organized at Philadelphia in 1792 by the shoemakers. charges or "as you said today you ordered them prepared." Stevens said he "feels in my heart that the responsibility was completely mine." McCarthy said that wasn't responsive to the question and asked it again. To the best of his recollection, Stevens said he conferred with Secretary of Defense Wilson and Asst. Scretary Hensel but "undoubtedly I did order them (the charges) maae up." He said the case against McCarthy grew out of the necessity for the army department to answer inquiries that had been made by Sen. Potter and others about the Schine case. It is to answer these inquiries, he said the Army's chronology of events was drawn. Obituary Rites Tomorrow For J. E. Martin Of Near Holland {Services for James Edwin Martin, retired fanner of near Holland who died at Community Hos- ital in Paragould yesterday, will be conducted tomorrow in Millegeville, Tenn., near Henderson. Burial will be in Millegeville with Holt Funeral Home of Blytheville in charge. Mr. Martin, 78, was born in Tennessee and had lived near Holland for many years. He was an extensive land owner. He had been 111 about a week. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. G. Pinley of Adamsville, Tenn.. and Mrs. W. H. Harrison of Rives, Mo.; and live sons, Thomas Martin of Memphis, J. C. Martin of Hornersville, Mo., O. A. Martin of. Rives and Frank Martin and -Lee Martin, both of Gobler, Mo. McCarthy's Speech on Foreign Policy Criticized by Stassen WASHINGTON Wl—For the third time in less than a week, foreign aid chief Harold E. Stassen has used sharp words to criticize a foreign policy speech of Sen, McCarthy-, (R-Wis). Stassen, in a radio-TV interview yesterday, said policies advocated by McCarthy in a Senate speech last week would "nave America stand all alone . . . and a third world war would become more and more inevitable." Asked if his statement indicated an administration decision to get tough with McCarthy, Stassen said h espoke only for the Foreign Operations Administration, which he directs. He and President Eisenhower have conferred twice since McCarthy told the Senate that with the possibility of American intervention in Indochina, "it is criminal folly to give money to allies who ... are shipping the sinews of military and economic strength to our enemies." McCarthy called, on Congress to "bring honor out of dishonor" by halting Allied trade with Red China. Stassen countered quickly at the time with a statement .that McCarthy's charges were "fantastic, unbelievable and untrue." He contended McCarthy was "frantically reaching for diversionary headlines after the sorry spectacle of his record in. recent hearings." This was an obvious reference to the current McCarthy-Army hearings before a Senate subcommittee, • Yesterday Stassen said Western trade with Iron Curtain countries has resulted in a net gain to the free world in what he called ."peaceful" goods. He repeated his earlier statement that America's allies are living up to their agreement not to ship strategic goods behind the Iron Curtain. Stassen said he sees no reason to cut aid to Great Britain just because it has not yet joined American efforts to set up a plan for united action against Communist aggression in Southeast Asia. CONFERENCE (Continued from Page 1) U.S. efforts to line up military backing for France in Indochina. The expectation that the Indochina peace talks would finally get down to concrete proposals was based on last Friday's agreement that military problems should be given priority over political issues. The agreement ended a long procedural wrangle and some delegates hailed it as a step forward. But the "United States and some others saw no reason for optimism. A spokesman for this group said the Communists and the West were standing firm on all major issues. Outside the conference chambers Krishna Menon, India's delegate to the United Nations, was busy in a series of conversations with big power diplomats in what appeared to be an effort at mediation. Menon came to Geneva as Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's special envoy. Commodity And Stock York Cotton July ........ 3417 3424 3417 3423 Oct ....;... 3411 3415 3407 3408 Dec ........ 3418 3420 3412 3415 Mcb, ........ 3438 3434 342« 3426 Ntw Orleans Cotton July 3416 3420 3412 3420 Oct 3411 3414 3408 3408 Dec 3419 3420 3413 3413 Men 3432 3433 3430 3430 Chicago Soybeans July .... 350 352 342 343 V 2 Sept .... 275% 275y 4 272 & 272% Nov .... 253 % 254 252 252% Jan .... 2W& 257y 4 255 Chicago Wheat July .... 196 & 196% 195 ft 196% Sept ....199% W9% 198V' 4 199 y 4 Chicago Corn July .... 153% 1537. -153 153% Sept .... 149% 149% 148% 149% Ntw York Stocks O2:4S A T and T ............ ... 169 Ainer' Tibacco ............ 62 Anaconda Copper ......... 36 Beth Steel ............... 67 Chrysler ................. 62 Coca-Cola . ..... . ........ 118 Gen Electric .............. 119 Gen Motors .- .............. 70 Montgomery Ward ........ 64 N Y Central .............. 23 Int Harvester ............. 32 Republic Steel ..... . ...... 58 Radio ................... 27 Socony Vacuum .... ....... 43 Studebaker ............... 16 Standard of N J .......... 88 i Texas Corp ............... 73 Sears .................... 65 U S Steel ................. 47 Sou Pac .................. 44 Italian Ship Missing GENOA, Italy (fP) — A predawn distress signal from the Italian, ship San Silverio today reported the vessel, sinking. Two rescue craft searched the area off Genoa without finding any trace of the ship. Port authorities said there were! two officers and 10 men aboard. ' 5-8 7-8 3-8 3-8 1-4 1-2 5-8 1- 5-8 11-2 5-8 1-2 3-4 5-8 7-8 1-2 PAGE TTOEB (Continued from Pag* 1» nington, Donnie Dnnels, Marjorie Dougherty, Carol Dowdy, Peggy Elledge. Prances England, Juanita Ferguson, Ollie „ Flowers, Bobby Francis, June Freeman. Bertha Gaines. Elizabeth Garrott, Billy Gilbow. Charles Goforth, Fred Gore, Wanda Gourley, James Gracy, Dwaine Graham, Cecil Graves, Jr. Barbara Griffin, Mary Ann Grimes, Charles Hall, Jr.. Nancy Jo Hamby, Oscar Hardaway. William Hardy. Sue Harmon, Laverne Hatley, Charles Haynes, Vera Haynes, Bonnie Henson. Bobby Hill, Jr., Kay Hindman, Charles Hinson, Jeanette Hodge, Carol Ann Holt, Hugh Hopper. Sammy House, Mary Hughes, Vernie Jenkins. Vernon Jenkins. Shirley Joynese. Betty Johnson. Ronald Johnson, Vaughn Johnson. Richard Kerbough, Helen Koonce, John Krutr, Dorothy Langley. James Lloyd. Ralph Long, Reba Maxwell. Helen May, Roy McKay. Billy Michael. Tommy Mosley, David Nation, Jimmei Nelson. Anira Oldham, Shirley O'Neal, Samuel Owens. Cecil Parks. William Phillips. Shirley Phillips, Bonnie Sue Poff, Shirley Posey, Edna Presnell, Lester Leon Privitt, Eugene Ray. Eloise. Richardson, Frances Rose, Martha Rounsavall, Frank Seay,: Young. Episcopal Bishop To Speak at Services Here The Bt, Rev. T. N. Barth. bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, will conduct confirmation services at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Bishop Barth will conduct the service in place of the Rt. Rev. R. Bland Mitchell, bishop of the Arkansas Diocese, who is ill. An evening prayer service will be conducted by the Rev. W. J. Fitzhugh, priest in charge here, along with the confirmation service, with Bishop Barth delivering the sermon. This will be a combined service for members of both St. Stephen's and Calvary Episcopal Chwch in Osceola. Jr.. Billy Shumate, Margie Simmons, Gabriel Simon, Frances Slay- toi. Jack Smith. Louis Smith, Hlr- nm Snodgrass. Ralph Snyder. Barbara Spain, Beauton StaUlngs, George Stanfield. Jr., Gailya Stilwell, Jerry Strickland, Billy Taylor, Linda Taylor, Luther Taylor. Mary Taylor, John Tyrone. Patricia Weaver, Peggy Webb, Dexter West, Max Whatley, Joe Whisenhunt, Carolyn Wilson, Carl INDOCHINA (Continued from Page W trol. French fighter and bomber planes smashed at Vietminh convoys on the road again yesterday; cutting the highway in two places. The French said no member of their mission at Dien Bien Phu had been able to see Miss de Galard yesterday, despite previous Vietminh assurances that the head of the group. Dr. Pierre Huard, would be permitted to see her. Manila Beauty Contest Planned MANILA—The Manila Lions Club again will sponsor the Miss Manila beauty contest, with this year's competition set for June 8 at the Ritz Theater. Competing for the title and the chance to represent Manila in the state contest at Forrest City will be Betty Hampton, Millie Johnston, Patsy Jo Gibson, and Esther Hodges. Postmaster Joe Hornberger and School Superintendent Roy Asha- branncr are in charge of arrange-; j ments. Missco Students To Get Degrees From ASC Friday JONESBORO — Eight Mississippi County students and one from Southeast Missouri will be among the 155 seniors receiving degrees at the Arkansas State College spring commencement exercises on Mny 28, according to B. V. Keister. registrar. Another group of 1954 graduates will receive degrees at the August commencement, Mr. Keister said. Those from this area receiving degrees this month are: Bachelor of science — PrankMn Eugene Hopper of Cooler, Mo. Bachelor of science in agriculture — William J. Carlisle of Osceola. Bachelor of science in education — Christine L. Dobbs of Dell, Ramona J. Ncedham of Armorel, Freddie Powell of Manila, Jimmy L. Shaneyfelt of Osceola, Lily E. Shockley of Manila, Jesse T. Simpson of BlyEheville, Opal Ward of Dyess and Mrs. 4ackie M. White of Blytheville. Slow Process Birds lose their feathers by molting, but the loss is slow and new feathers quickly take the place of the old ones. If a bird lost all its feathers at one time, it would lose its power of flight. Livestock NATIONAL STO§KYARDS, HI. WI— (DSDA)— Hogs 11,500; moderately active; barrows and gilts under 240 Ib 25-50 lower; sows mostly steady, spots 25 lowe* ; 180240 Ib 27.00-50; latter paid freely for weights to 220 Ib and more sparingly for 320 Ib; 240-270 Ib 26.00-27.00; few 270-300 Ib 25.DO- 26.00; 150-170 Ib 27.00-50; 120-140 Ib 26.25-75; sows 400 Ib down 21.7522.75; heavier sows 19.75-21.25; boars 16.00-20.00. Cattle 7,500; calves 1,800; opening slow on all classes; very few steers sold with -a few heifers and mixed yearlings about steady , although under pressure; few choice mixd yearlings 23.00; commercial and good 18.00-21.00; cows draggy; opening sales about steady; utility and commercial cows 13.00-15.00; limited number canners and cutters 10.00-13.00; bulls and vealers steady; utility and commercial bulls 14.50-16.00; cutter bulls 12.0014.00; few prime vealers 27.00; good and choice 21.00-25.00; commercial and low good 15.00-20.00. Teacher Appreciation Week May 23-28 A SALUTE TO OUR TEACHERS ... A Distinctive Colleg* Preparatory School for Boyi Grades 1-1 2 • -Aiif. 20 Yeir-round Swimming All Sport* • B«w For Furthtr Information Write CO! H. A. ARMSTRONG, »«itf€fit lt**A*ft, This is Teacher Appreciation Week « . . o week set aside by the Blytheville Kiwanis Club for the citizens of Blytheville to express through words and actions, our thanks to our teach' ers for the wonderful work they are doing with our citizens of tomorrow . « , our children. We, fiere at Blytheville Water Co., wish to take this means to offer a special and humble salute to the fine teachers of the Blytheville School District for a job well done during the 1953-54 school year. Blytheville Water Co. "Wattr Is Your Cheapest Commodity" PENNE MEMORIAL DAY COMING >X/ •> L__4__. V •£ Relax in Penney V casuals! Short on length but long on value —Penney's has shorts for the 2-6er in a gay array of woven plaids, tattersall checks and neat solids sparked with lively trims. Let her choose he favorite fabric—cotton twill, woven cotton plaid, cotton denim and printed cotton tattersall twill . . . all Sanforized for no shrinkage worries! Maximum shrinkage 1% Summer is Penney shorts time Boy-Styled In Denim 1.98 Your shorts story told in denim! boy-styled for an active sports life, they have large inset pockets, neat side-zipper closing are Sanforized for that always good fit. Faded blue charcoal, brown, lime, sand, shrimp. 10 to 20. Midriff $1.59 Cop98c Shorts $1.79 Skirt $2.98 •MMMIMHVMMMHHi Cool Mesh Weave Fine Cotton Leno SPORT SHIRTS • New abort point ajpfwrf i • SmforiMdt* Cowpletelf • Vat dyed pe*td colon! Choow Peonef** fin* combed cotton feno meA •hirte for cooler, men comfortable rammer wear! Available ia a complete range of aiiet from onaH to extra large. Stock «|»! fSartoktf* «HI oot *m*i 1% PENNEY QUALITY IS STILL YOUR GREATEST SAVING!

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