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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 55 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY. MAY 26, 1954 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPY FIV1 CENTS British Plan For Talks Said Failed Some Allies Object; Fear Partition By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH GENEVA (AP) — A British plan to open immediate mill- L m * ry action was taken a s ainst f_ . .-,• ___ • , , j Schine. and Schine's service r^r- Captain Tells Inquiry Schine's New Year's WASHINGTON (AP) — Pvt. G. David Schine's company commander testified today Schine took New Year's leave from Ft. Dix, N. J., in violation -of instructions but was allowed to remain at home after Roy Conn telephoned the fort. Killed, 125 Injured In Aircraft Carrier Fire Capt. Joseph J. M. Miller said he reported Schine as "absent without leave" but that no discip- tary discussions here between Schine, and Schine's service record does not show he was AWOL. . - * , » , _ v* M. v*vx*«j J,4\Jii *J*-L\J vv A^V^, y> <AO »» »¥ V/JtJ* rival military commands on j During his testimony Miller also how to end the war in IndO- j said he never gave any "preferen- China has failed to Win ap- i tial treatment" to Schine, and that proval from all the anti-Com-1 " eit l ner . s * n McCarthy nor any of r .,,,.,. ! McCarthy s aides ever asked him munist delegations. This was disclosed today by a conference source, who said the delegations from Laos and Cambodia objected to a four-point proposal made yesterday by British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. Delegates from those two Indochina states feared the plan might lead to partition of their countries. The conference was temporarily adjourned until tomorrow to give the delegations time to work out a new approach, the source said. Bidault in Paris While delegates here huddled in private sessions, French Foreign to do so. Offered Trip Miller's story of the New Year's incident capped earlier testimony that Schine once apparently tried to offer him a trip to Florida, and also told him he was in the service "to remake the American military establishment along modern lines." Miller said he had scheduled Schine for.guard duty Dec. 31 and had specifically instructed him he was not to leave the post without Miller's authority. Miller said he also had advised Schine that because Schine had a Christmas pass, Minister Georges Bidault was tell-1 he would not be entitled to a pass ing the the French Cabinet in Paris conference would take a de- for New Year's Day. He said he considered that Schine was absent from the company area, without permission, and ordered a search for him whjch disclosed Schine had signed out of the fort on a pass to New York as of 11:30 a.m.. but that actually he had left prior to 10:45 a.m. when the search was begun. Miller said the arrangement was that all passes for Schine were to clear through Miller and Schine was not to leave on any other authority. Miller said Roy Cohn, chief counsel to the McCarthy subcommittee. called at 3 o'clock that afternoon to say Schine would be working on subcommittee business "throughout the weekend." Under questioning by Sen. Symington (D-Mol, Miller said he considered Schine's absence was "absence without leave" and so reported to his regimental commander, who in turn reported to Maj. Gen. Cornelius Ryan, the fort commander. Miller quoted Ryan as directing that if a member of the McCarthy subcommittee called and requested a pass, Schine ws to be given one. Miller said Schine had been given a "pass lorm" on his first day at the post, but this form was merely to prove to people off the post that Schine was -legally off the post. Normally. Miller added, he kept such forms locked in a safe but gave Schine one so there would be no administrative delays. He said this was "indicative of the trust I placed in Pvt .Schine" to use the form only when Schine had specific authority to leave the fort. Sen. much of Miller's testimony was irrelevant to the issue of whether he McCarthy protested that and his aides pressured for prefer- See MCCARTHY on Pajre 9 cisive turn in "about eight or 10 days." Bidault made a hurried trip to Paris to give a report on the negotiations here. He will return to Geneva tonight. Pham Van Dong, the Vietminh minister, put forward a plan yesterday which emphasized earlier Communist claims on parts of Laos and Cambodia. The Communists maintain the two kingdoms are engaged in civil wars against "resistance governments" composed of their own citizens. The governments of the two kingdoms categorically reject this. They say the Communists fighting in their territory are invaders who should withdraw. Plan Redraft Private consultations were in progress today among the delegates to redraft the Eden plan and ,, . * to persuade Moiotov to agree to their own posts today in the southeastern part of the Red iiic discussing a possible cease-fire in River delta. They hastily reorganized their defenses as the I states' rights. French Give Up Two Posts in Indochina HANOI (AP) — French Union forces blew up two of Sparkman Blasts GOP Progress' Senator Claims Republicans Preparing Alibi WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Sparkman (D-Ala) said today the White House is "attempting to lay the groundwork to alibi an almost total lack of legislative progress by this Republican Congress." " Sparkman and Sen. Russell (D- Ga) derided a claim by Bernard M. Shanley. President "Eisenhower's special counsel, that Democrats are placing "important roadblocks" in the path of Eisenhower's legislative program and at the same time trying to ride Eisenhower's coattails to victory in the coming congressional elections. Sparkman, his party's 1952 vice presidential candidate, said -it looked to him as though Eisenhower "is riding the coattails of the Democ/ats, with his proposals in the field of social security and housing." The Alabaman said these were "extensions" of Democrats' ideas. And Russell said Eisenhower could not reconcile his request for a constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 18 on a national basis with the President's Hugh Hopper Fatsv Ann Caldwell BHS Honor Students Named Hugh Hopper, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hopper of Promised Land, is the valedictorian of Blytheville High School's Class of 1954, it was announced today by Principal W. D. Tommey. Salutatorian is Patsy Ann Caldwell. granddaughter of Mrs. E. H. Caldwall of Rt. 2, Blytheville. They will receive awards as scholastic leaders of the senior class during annual class night activities scheduled for 8 p.m. tomorrow in the high school audi- torium. Hugh is president of the Beta Club, vice president of the BHS chapter of Future Teachers of America and a member of the Student Council and the National Honor Society. President of the Future Business Leaders Club. Patsy Ann is treasurer of the Future Teachers of America chapter. She is a member of the Beta Club, Junior Red Cross Council and National Honor Society. foster" Compromise Farm Bill Is Predicted WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Hope (R-Kan) predicted after a conference with President Eisenhower today that the House will pass a compromise farm bill, probably short of the administration's request for a shift from rigid to'flexible price Viet Nam without implications for Laos and Cambodia. Eden was to meet with Moiotov. Some delegates indicated they were encouraged by the progress achieved in yesterday's talks. They said this was partly due to the Vietminh stepped up harassing attacks and' ambushes in all key centers. Under the protection of tanks, plied B26 bombers and Corsairs to armored cars and warplanes. the air strike was concentrated French evacuated the garrisons of the defense points at Tranne and Doaithon. Both of these are absence of argument over a politi- ( within six miles southeast of cal settlement to follow a cease- fire. Moiotov snarled up the talks Monday with fresh demands for discussion of a political settlement, which the West refused to consider until cease-fire conditions are agreed on. Contrary to expec- big marketing town of Thai Binh, 55 miles southeast of Hanoi. The French said the two posts were "no longer useful" for defense of the delta in the Thai Binh sector The Vietminh broadening their tations, Moiotov did not repeat his ! atta cks to get the big rice crops demand yesterday. Arkansas Jaycee Hecfd to Install Officers Here Mike Maloney of Fayetteville. president of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce, will con duct installation of new officers o the Blytheville Jaycees at a ban quet to be held tomorrow night it was announced today. Mr. Maloney, formerly of For Smith, was elected president of th state organization at Camden ear lier this month. Main speaker at the installation banquet, to be held at Razorback at 7 p.m., will be Jim McDaniels Jonesboro attorney. Taking over reins of the Blythe ville club for the coming year wil be Frank Harshman, who succeeds Billy Boone. TB Association To Hold Annual Meeting June 3 The annual meeting of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association will be held at 7 p.m. at the Rustic Inn June 3, it was announced today by William H. Wyatt of Blytheville, president. Officers will be elected at this dinner-meeting and budget committee and x-ray survey reports will be made. Awards will be presented Christmas Seal sale chairmen. Guest speaker will be Dr. W. T. Rainwater of Blytheville. Reservations will close June 1, Mr. Wyatt said. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chicago, Cleveland Still Ruining Each Other's Pennant B?:'s . . . Darrell Royal Says T T isrlssippi State Offers Oppor- 1 .nity for Young Man . . . Sports . . . pasres 10 and 11 ... • . . . France's Indecision on EDC Straining World's Patience . . . £lilorials . . . page <t . . . . . . Csceola News and Feature . . . page 7 ... . . . R«4s Use Blackmail,, Kidnapping to Gain Followers In Southeast Asia . . . One of * Series . . . page 5 ... now being: harvested, swept into a string of half dozen villages within 10 miles of Hanoi. French infantrymen using bayonets drove the Vietminh out of these. Twenty-five miles southwest of Hanoi in the Hadong sector. Vietminh in strength estimated around 2,000 staged a big ambush of a French motor convoy and patrol. The French reported 30 Vietminh killed and two captured after a two-hour fight. Reds Move North The Vietminh divisions moving east from the captured fortress of Dien Bien Phu suddenly veered northward earlier today in an apparent attempt to encircle French defenses in the delta. The shift of Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap's Communist-led legions was believed designed to frmag tnio a pincers squeezing the delta's northern perimeter while other Vietminh troops threaten it from the West. The French sent out U.S.-sup- troops was bunched near Nha on Phu, about 90 miles southwest of Hanoi. In the delta itself only light action was reported. Twelve rebels were killed as French warplanes pounded Vietminh forces harassing outposts southeast of Hanoi. Meanwhile, the airlift of French wounded from Dien Bien Phu continued. The French command said 148 were flown out last night, bringing the total evacuated to 710. The French hope to wind up the shuttle today. The rebels have given permission to evacuate a total of 858. The French command in Saigon said it will build up 13 new military units from the reserves of Viet Nam battalions lost at Dien Bien Phu. A spokesman said, with reinforcements expected from France, the new units will total some 12,000. This is about the number lost at Dien Bien Phu. The spokesman said the new units would be sent in to bolster the imperiled delta. Russell Led Opposition Russell ler 1 the opposition when Formosa 'Bans' Kinsey TAIPEH, Formosa (.•?) — An abridged translation of Dr. Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior of the Human Male was banned throughout Fonriosa Nationalist China today because it, might "exert undue phychological influences, particularly among students." this proposal was defeated last week in the Senate. In a speech Monday night, Shanley listed three items in the president's legislative program which he said the Democrats had tried to block: Taft-Hartley Act revision, administration tax proposals and the teen-age vote plan. The tax bill passed the House, but only after a stiff fight over Democratic efforts to raise personal income tax exemptions. The 18- year-old vote and Taft-Hartley revision proposals were both killed in the Senate . Sparkman said Democratic support saved Eisenhower from defeat on "several major items." He mentioned the constitutional amendment proposed by Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) to limit the President's treaty-making powers. This proposal failed in the Senate. Sparkman predicted that before this session of Congress ends, Eisenhower will look "with thanks" to Democrats for what the Alabaman said would be their support of such presidential proposals as social security extension, housing, and foreign aid. supports. Hope, chairman of the House <|»- Worst Peacetime Disaster at Sea In Navy's History QUONSET POINT, R, I. (AP) — Two explosions and a fire killed about 100 Navy men and injured 125 others aboard the aircraft carrier Bennington today as she cruised along the eastern coastline en route from Norfolk, Va., to her home base at Newport, R. I. Several hours after the Navy had announced 79 had died and 220 had been injured the Bennington's skipper, Capt. William F. Raborn Jr. told newsmen that "about 100 were killed." As the Essex class craft, which had an illustrious record in World War n. came into this Naval air base helicopters conducted a shuttle service carrying injured to a Naval hospital in nearby Newport. First reports said high octane gas was involved in the fire. Greatest previous peacetime ship loss of life suffered by the Navy was 48 aboard the battleship Mississippi off California in 1924. Last October 37 died and 39 were injured in an explosion nnd fire aboard the carrier Leyte while she was tied up at Boston for repairs. The Bennington. with a crew of 2,800. was engaged in what the Navy called routine training when the fire occurred. The 32.000-ton Essex class carrier, which saw action in World war II, was due at this naval air station shortly after noon. Fire Undei Control Helicopters already had removed some of the more seriously Injured and landed them on a street near the Naval hospital in nearby Newport. Four Killed in Crash SEOUL f/P)—Four American airmen died in the crash of their weather creonnassiarice B26 on the old prisoner of war island of Cheju Monday, the 5th Air Force said today .Names withheld. - of the dead were OSCEOLA TEXTILE PLANT WORK CONTINUES—Construction work on the $4 million Crompton Co. textile plant is still under way with laying of concrete floors, concrete roofs, outside walls and inside fire walls. Above, the workers in the foreground are smoothing up a section of the form In preparation of pouring the concrete floor. When complete*, the Osceola Finishing Co., will employ between 500 and WO persons for the processing of cotton corduroy to the finished state, with a capacity set at about six million yards of material annually on a one-shift basis. (Courier New* photo) Agriculture Committee, made the prediction to newsmen after he and three other members of the committee had conferred with Eisenhower for an hour and a half at a White House breakfast. "It is my feeling we will agree in committee on a good sound compromise bill, and that the House will pass it," Hope said. He declined to speculate on what action the Senate will take. The President, in his farm message to Congress, asked for enactment of legislation providing for a shift at the start of next year from the present program of rigid price supports on major crops to flexible supports. Ike's Attitude Unknown At present, basic farm commodities are supported by the government at 90 per cent of parity. Under the Eisenhower program the support level would range from 75 per cent to 90 per cent. Hope declined comment when asked whether Eisenhower would be satisfied with compromise legislation. Asked then whether Eisenhower had indicated today whether his position regarding flexible supports was unchanged, Hope replied: "I wouldn't want to comment on that. It would be too much like trying to read a man's mind." In response to another question, Hope said there was "very, very little" discussion at the White House of the political impact of the administration program on the November congressional elections. Hope did not go into any detail on the nature of the compromise he predicted, but be said it is obvious to everyone that the flexible price support, proposal "is the most controversial part of the bill." Seven Injured In Bus Wreck NearConwoy OONWAY. Ark. (#»)—Seven persons were injured, none seriously when a Missouri-Pacific bus skidded on rain-slick Highway 64 and rolled down an embankment about two miles north of here yesterday. State Trooper Leo Wilcox said an unidentified Negro man helped free 11 other passengers on the bus by kicking out the windshield. The injured: George P. Hill,.52, the driver of Searcy, Ark., back and chest injuries and a dislocated right shoulder. Mrs. Effie Shaw/ Claremore, Okla,, dislocated shoulder. J. W. Hull, president of Arkansas Tech at Russell ville, pulled muscle. Mr. and Mr*. T. L. Riley, Rt. 1,1 Ratcliff, Ark.; Don Crotts, Alma Ark.; Mis* Jimmie Bensinger. Kennett. Mo.; and E. M. Redden of Conway, wittered minor injuries, j Further Spending Cuts Seen NEW YORK W) — Secretary of the Treasury George W. Humphrey says the government hopes to make further cuts in spending, "barring major unexpected future international developments," He declared the Eisenhower administration believes "a sound economy is an absolute prerequisite to a strong defense over an extended period." He continued: "The American economy is the key economy of the world . . . from a position of strength we can work to achieve real peace." Humphrey's remarks were understood to mean the administration did not as yet expect the Indochina situation to change its defense budget to any large extent. His speech was one of three in praise of government thrift last night at a meeting of the farm- city conference. Humphrey and the other two speakers — former President Herbert Hoover ar,l Sen. Harry F. Byrd <D-Va)—were given awards for their efforts in support of government economy. Hoover denounced what he called the Democratic Party's attempts to spend its' way out of the depression in the 1930. He called the theory that the size of the public debt is of no consequence "because we owe it to ourselves" a "shell game" philosophy. j Byrd prai.sed the administration for "tightening and improving" its budget, but said "much more is required." the fire was under control. Secretary of the Navy Charles A. Thomas was cnroute to Quonset to board the ship as soon as she arrived. Initial reports said the fire involved high octane gas. The carrier carries about 2,800 officers and men. Twelve helicopter flights bearing seriously injured Navy personnel landed in a private field alongside the Newport Naval Hospital by 11:30 a.m. Two entire wards at the hospital were cleared to receive the injured. Both the Newport, R. I., Hospital and the Truesdale Hospital at Fall River, Mass.. offered their services and blood supplies. Active Duty Since 1952 A small contingent of anxious relatives gathered at the Quonset station as the Bennington neared shore. Officials assembled them all in the base theater and served them sandwiches and coffee. During World War n action, the BenninRton escaped serious damage but her flight deck was buckled in a typhoon in 1945. The carrier was placed in mothballs in 1946 and returned to active duty in 1952. Since then, the vessel has been assigned to the Atlantic fleet. The Navy's last fire disaster also occurred in a carrier, the Leyte, when 32 Navy men and 5 civilians ost their lives in an explosion and ire while the ship was undergoing overhaul at the Boston Naval shipyard on Oct. 16, 1953. A Navy court of injury into that j disaster concluded that it was caused by an accidental fire in the ship's hydraulic system. • , Final Polio Test Shots Scheduled Final lap in the three-shot Salk polio vaccine lor Mississippi County will be finished late this week and. early next when Mississippi County second-graders get their final in- noculation. County health officials pointed out that without the third shot, the other two will be ineffective. Children who receive the final shot and undergo the last blood t^st (this coming June 15) will b« awarded pins and badges. Here's the lineup on the vacoin* clinics: Friday 9 a. m. — Catholic School, Burdette white and Negro. 10 a._m. — Lost Cane white and Negro, Gosnell, Calumet Negro. Tuesday 9 a. m. — Elm Street, Robinson, Number Nine Negro, Clear Lake Farm, Armorel Negro. '10 a.m. — Lonoke, Number Nine, Yarbro, Promised Land, Clear Lake, Huffman, Tomato, Armorel, Central. Sudbury, Lange. Clinics at Osceoln, Leachville and Manila also are to be held Friday. Wilson's clinic will be June 1. Escapee Said Seen at Farm Near Hayti CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo. — The one remaining escapee from the state mental hospital at Brinkley, Ark., was reported seen late Sunday vening by people living on a farm near Hayti, according to the sheriff's office here. The man, supposed to be John Sparks. 32. in ragged clothes, approached a farm house and asked to spend the night, when he was denied, the man left quietly, it was reported. Sparks' father lives near Hayti, officers said, but there has been no positive identification of the man and no other reports of him. Seven Missco Students to Get U. of A. Degrees Seven students from Mississippi county will be among the 580 receiving degrees at the annual University of Arkansas spring commencement to be held at 5 p.m. June 5 at the stadium. Stanley Andrews of East Lansing, Mich., editor and agricultural leader, will give the commencement address after he has received an honorary degree. The Rev. Robert E. Goodrich, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist church, Dallis, Texas, will deliver the baccalaureate address at 5 p.m. June 4, at the stadium. Among those receiving degrees will be Shirley Jean King of Blytheville, bachelor of arts; Margery Hale of Burdette, bachelor of science; Cary B. Mason of Blytheville, bachelor of science in civil engineering; Patrick R. Burk* and Ira N. Koonce, both of Blytheville, and Archie A. Rider of Dyes*, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering: Wallace B. Hobson of Burdette, master of Metal Plant Lease Signed Fund Drive Still Short Some $7,000 Although still some $7.000 short in their $150.000 fund drive. Blytheville Investment Corporation officials yesterday signed lease agreements with Central Metal Products. Co., and ordered work on the building to begin. They're banking on the remainder of the money coming in shortly. Actually, time has been of the essence in the plan to locate the Kansas City steel firm here. The company has repeatedly told the Chamber of Commerce it needs to be in production in its Blytheville plant sometime in August. Therefore, BIC officials really had little choice in getting work underway. Ben White and Sons, Blytheville construction firm, signed the general construction day. contract yester- Wilson Ends Tour MANILA (ffi)— U. S. Defense Secretary Charle* E. Wilson wrapped up a two-week tour of the Par East today with a whirlwind inspection of key U. S. military bases in the Philippines. He concluded Philippine defense talks with President Raymon Magsay- t*y BRINKLEY. Ark. W — State Police last night nabbed a third escapee from the Arkansas State (Mental) Hospital as he arrived aboard a freight train from Pine Bluff. Ark. City Patrolman fhadrick Tatum •^aid Billy Phillips. 28, of Quitman, Ark., offered no resistance when accosted by officers. Phillips, Calvin Gilmer, 25, of near Murfreer.boro. Ark.; Joe 3~umg-ardner, 25, of Harrisburg, Ark., and John Sparks, 32, of .Hayti, Mo., escaped Saturday night from the criminal ward of the State Hospital at Little Rock. Baumgardner and Gilmer were recaptured Sunday. Sparks, a known killer, still is at large. Tatum said Phillips told him he left Sparks somewhere in St. Louis. Phillips first r^ve a fictitious name, but later admitted his true identity as officers prepared to fingerprint him, Tatum said. Weather ARKANSAS — Mostly cloudy and mild with showers and thundershowers this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. MISSOURI — Showers and occasional thunderstorms this afternoon. tonight and Thursday with locally heavy thunderstorms west- central this afternoon and tonight and central Thursday, Maximum yesterday— 85. Minimum this morning; — M. •Sunset today — 7:04. Sunrise tomorrow — I:M. Mean temperature (midway high and low— 75.S. Precipitation iMt a.m. today— none Prtclpltation JAB. 1 to 4*t*-46JV. Thii Date Uit Tt*r Maximum yMttNtaf— M. Minimum thU morning— -fl. JMUMV 4 • «Mfr M houn 7:00

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