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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 58 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1954 EIGHT PAGES Published 6aliy Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIT5 CWfl Ike-McCarthy Over Top Spot Senate Inquiry Submerged By Constitutional Battle By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — A head-on constitutional conflict between Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and the Eisenhower administration hung heavily today over the Senate inquiry into the treatment of Army Pvt. G. Davi'd Schiiie. Six Drown As Tornado Upsets Boat Missouri Lake Is Scene Of Tragic Mishap BAGNELL, Mo. (AP) — A tornado upset an excursion boat on the Lake of the Ozarks yesterday. At least four persons and probably six were drowned. Six passengers and the pilot were rescued. Two of the passengers said the pilot saved their lives. Owners of the capsized craft said it was routine to send another boat to. check on its excursions when a storm blew up. and that precaution put a rescue boat alongside the stricken craft quickly. The known dead: Mrs. Letha Rockwell. 50, and a daughter, Rosalyne Ruth Rockwell, 16, Belle Plaine, Iowa. Mrs. Richard Lamberty and a son, Warren, 2, Fremoni, Neb. Missing were Duaine Hodges. 19, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Patricia Gump, 16, of Tunis, Mo. A relative said he saw them get on the excursion boat but it was not certain they were aboard. Pilot Saves Two The bodies of Mrs. Rockwell, her daughter and Warren Lamberty were recovered within an hour. Rescued were Lamberty; Junior Graham, 18, of Brumley, Mo., the pilot; Darwin Rockwell, 48, husband of Mrs. Rockwell: Emmett busy man" and is "getting bad The Senate's "who lied?" probe into the dispute between McCarthy and Army officials was temporarily submerged in a roaring battle over the Wisconsin senator's declaration that "no power on earth" will stop him from seeking- information from government employes about "corruption, graft or treason." McCarthy also extended his familiar cry of "20 years of treason,", in saying he would protect those who "gave us the evidence of treason that has been growing over the past 20 or 21 years." He has been saying there were 20 years of treason under the Rsosevelt-Truman administrations; another year would carry over into the Eisenhower administration. McCarthy took this stand after a statement by Atty. Gen, Brownell yesterday—issued from the White House—that the executive branch of the government has "sole responsibility" for protecting the nation's security. Brownell Replies Brownell, with President Eisenhower's approval, gave this reply to McCarthy's earlier call on the two million federal workers in the executive department to give the senator secret information despite presidential orders to the contrary: "The obligations and duties of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the government are defined by the Constitution . . . "That (executive) responsibility can't be usurped by any individual who may seek to set himself above the laws of our land or to override orders of the President of the United States to federal employes of the executive branch of the government." Ttie constitutional argument speedily found its way into the Senate Investigations subcommittee's televised hearings where it developed additional political overtones. Firing in all directions, McCarthy said: Eisenhower is "an extremely O'Leary, 41, and his wife, Ruth, 33, of Berkeley, Mo.; Lt. V. H. Allen, 22, and his wife, 19, of Lawton, Okla. Rockwell said the pilot, Graham, saved his life. Glenn Wood, part owner of the Loc-Wood Boat Rides Co., operators of the craft, said Lamberty also credited Graham with saving him. Wood said the sun was shining and the water placid when the boat, a 36-foot cruiser with a capacity of 32, left the dock for a five-mile cruise. "The storm was on us before I knew it," Graham said. " The waves picked the boat up at the rear and tossed it over on its back." Love Conquers All-Even Reds TAIPEH, Formoso (IP)—A Chinese Communist officer who turned against the Reds when his fiancee was forced by the party to marry another man was picked up from ' McCarthy camp's contention that top Army officials used Schine as a "hostage" in efforts to sidetrack an investigation into alleged Communists in Army installations. Roy M. Cohn, McCarthy's chief See MCCARTHY on Page 8 advice." He is not suggesting that Brownell "resign or anything like that," but he hopes to persuade the attorney general "that where he does have the duty to enforce the law, that we have the duty to expose any failur eto enforce the law." He stands on his position that federal employes are "duty bound to give me information even though some little bureaucrat stamped it secret to protect himself." Won't Get Names His Democratic colleagues on the investigations subcommittee, currently waging a fight for full access to subcommittee files, "will not get the names of the loyal government employes who gave us the growing over the past 20 or 21 evidence of treason that has been years." These issues spewed out of the inquiry into Army charges that McCarthy and his aides improperly sought favored Army treatment for Pvt. Schine, a former unpaid subcommittee consultant, and the OFF FOR LITTLE ROCK — This group of Blytheville High School students departed this morning for Little Rock where they will represent various civic organizations at American Legion's Boys State. They are (from the left) Bob Chil- dress, Cleo Pope, Lawrence Bradley, Danny Cobb, Charles Langston, Charles Penn, Ray Westbrook. Drane Adams, Earl Hyde, Eugene Still, Jr., and Condon Bush. (Courier News Photo) Metal Firm Moving Equipment to Base Central Metal Products this morning began moving equipment into the large hangar at Blytheville air base preparatory to beginning training and limited production next month. On hand to supervise installation i Ben White and sons, general con- of the equipment were James A Gatlin, who will be plant superintendent here, and Merle Justice Maintenance Superintendent. The company has made arrangements to utilize the base building so it will be ready to launch production as soon is its building on Elm street is available—probably sometime in August. It plans to begin training of workers at the base on or around June 15. The Chamber of Commerce industrial fund drive to raise $150,000 to pay for the Elm Street building and land stood at the $143,342 mark today. Work at the Elm Street got under way this week with city crews working on driveways and ditches anc a small boat off northern Formosa last Monday, the Defense Ministry announced today. Accompanying the officer, a company commander identified as Kui Wei-yi, was the girl he wanted to marry and two boatmen. Hearings On Carrier Blast Start QUONSET POINT, R. I. l/PI — A Naval court of inquiry today opened hearings into last Wedensday's death-dealing explosion aboard the aircraft carrier Bennington as doctors fought to save the lives of about 30 blast victims still on the critical list. t The number of deaths in the explosion rose to 99 last night and Navy doctors looked to the next 4£ hours as the crisis period for the 30 bandage-swathed seamen fighting for life at the Naval Hospital in nearby Newport. Subject of the inquiry court investigation is the cause of the below-decks blast that shattered the serenity of a routine coastal cruise in the post-dawn hours about 75 miles south of Quonset Point Naval Air Staation. Capt. John Enyart, commander of the Newport Hospital, said the critically injured are just now entering what he termed a dehydration stage which will decide whether many of them live or die. Latest victim of the explosion was Marine Pfc. James Stanford, husband of Mrs. Luella Stanford of Gadsden, Ala. Mrs. Stanford, an expectant mother, collapsed and was placed under treatment at the Newport Hospital. MCCARTHY CONGRATULATES COHIST — spectacles in hand, Sen. McCarthy reaches over the table to congratulate Roy M. Cohn as he completes his testimony in the McCarthy-Army dispute hearing. Cohn spent 2 days on the witness stand, contradicting under oath much of the sworn testimony of Secret-try of the Army Stevens and Aim? OowMi Jobn A<fcm§. (AP Winpfeoto* 2Caruthersville Residents Hurt- In Auto Wreck CARUTHERSVLLLE, Mo—A Caruthersville doctor's wife and her father were injured in a two-car collision at the intersection of Highway 61 and 64 at Marion yesterday afternoon. Mrs. C. F. Cain and her father, Earl Brizzle, ,were taken to Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Mr. Bizzle received a fractured left hip, cuts and bruises while Mrs. Cain was treated for shock and bruises. James Smith, Memphis Negro, was jailed on charges of failing to stop for a stop sign and failure to yield right of way. Deputy H. I. Dickson said the accident occured when Smith failed to halt at a stop sign and crashed into the auto driven by Mrs- Cain, who was headed north on Highway 61. Mrs. Cain said she and her father were enroute to Caruthersville from Memphis. Penalized for DW/ L. L. Koonce forfeited $111.75 bond in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving While intoxicated and John Cally was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 2^ hours in jail on tVc :r>^~ tractors on the job, making preparations to begin actual construction sometime next week. Within six months after moving into the Elm Street structure, the company expects about 200 men. to be employing Dr. Floyd Webb Fatally Stricken Rites to Be Held Tomorrow for BfytheviHt Doctor Services for Dr. Floyd Webb of Blytheville, who died yesterday afternoon at Chickasawba Hospital, will be coaducted tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Hector, Ark. Burial will be in Hector Cemetery with Holt Funeral Home in charge. Dr. Webb, 66, suffered a heart attack at his home before going to the hospital. He was associated with his son, Dr. Jack Webb, in the Webb Clinic here. Coming to Blytheville in 1935 after a residency at New Orleans, La., Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital, he was a member of the Arkansas Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He also was associated with the American Legion and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Dr. Webb was graduated from University of Tennessee Medical School in 1913 and served during World War I with the Medical Corps. Besides his son, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Floyd Webb of Blytheville: a sister, Mrs. J. M. Stanford of Russellville; two brothers, Bert Webb of Hector and Dr. Bunyon Webb of Memphis; and a grandson. Jack Webb, Jr., of Blytheville. Honorary pall bearers will be members of the Mississippi County Medical Association. French Troops Smash Through Re Many Offices To Be Closed Memorial Day Most county offices and several Blytheville business firms will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Both banks will be closed as will the windows of the post office. The post office lobby will be open. County offices in the court house will be closed along with the County Health Unit. The State Revenue office and County Draft Board in the city hall will be closed. The Blytheville Board of Trade also will be closed. Remaining open will be the city clerk's office and the Chamber of Commerce. Pius X Becomes Saint By FRANK BRUTTO VATICAN CITY UP)—Thousands of Catholic faithful, including high church prelates and pilgrims from many countries, thronged St. Peter's Square today for ceremonies elevating Pope Fiux X to sainthood. Pope Pius XII was to preside ox-er the historic canonization— the first of a pontiff in 242 years. Reserved places were set aside for 500 high church officials, including cardinals, archbishops, andj bishops as well as various diplomatic envoys to the Vatican and special missions from around the world. A crowd of possibly half a million was expected to jam the great square. 77th Sainted The solemn rites called for Pope Pius XTI to be borne on a portable throne through the square and to proclaim Giuseppe Sarto—Pius X—a saint as a picture of him is unfurled from the central loggia of St. Peter's basilica. Pius X is the 77th of 260 Popes to be made a saint. None of the others was canonized in the square. For the first time the ceremonies bestowing the church's highest honor were to be carried to millions by means of radio and television. The Vatican Radio and many European networks, arranged direct broadcasts, and the Italian television system set up its cameras for direct transmissions. Later the ceremonies were to be carried on Canadian and American television and radio networks. Pius X was known during his lifetime as "Papa Santo"—the saint Pope. The ceremonies today, only 40 years after his death, make him that in fact. The Roman Italian town of 1835. His parents Catholic pontiff, Giuseppe Sarto, was born in the little northern Riese June 2, were poor, but aid by his bishop enabled him to attend a seminary and become a priest. He was noted for extreme humility and charity from his earliest years. Protested Unworthiness In 1903, when he was archbishop of Venice, he was called to a papal conclave in Rome. He assured his followers he would return quickly, and some accounts say he bought a roundtrip ticket, borrowing 300 lire to pay for it. But Cardinal Sarto never returned to Venice. None was more surprised than he when the conclave elected him the 258th pope in the long history of the Catholic Church. On the momentous day when the conclave appeared intent- upon elevating him, Giuseppe Sarto urged that they choose another man. He protested he was not worthy of the high office. The conclave insisted, however, and on August 4 he accepted with bowed head the burden be had described as "too heavy." A man who had deliberately subjected himself to poverty, he con- See POPE on Page 8 Yen Phu Post Relieved; Reds Flee to Hills By LAKRY ALLEN HANOI. Indochina (AP) — Five thousand French troops smashed through to the relief of Yen Phu today and the rebel besiegers ran for the hills. The French command said the relief force, under heavy air cover and using tanks and armored units, hammered through with reinforcements and supplies for the 'tiny post 30 miles south of Hanoi. Under fire for 18 days, it had been manned by only one company of 160 men. The French described the relief operation "the biggest offensive move" they had made since Din Bien Phu fell May 7. The Vietminh were estimated to have 12 battalions in the Phu Ly .sector, an anchor of the Red River Delta defense line. The French Union troops number about a division. The fall of Yen Phu and Phu Ly would give the rebels good bases to step up attempts to destroy the highway and paralleling railway between Hanoi and the seaport of Haiphong. Over these routes moves the bulk of American war equipment for French forces in the delta. Until the French offensive move, the Vietminh had been having an easy time creeping closer to Yen Phu. The rebels had kept the little outpost in the vital Red River Delta area under steady mortar bombardment while Vietminh mole squads burrowed to within 300 feet of the barbed wire barriers. Some 12 Vietminh battalions took part in the grueling attack. Same Tactics Following the tactics they used to take Dien Bien Phu, the rebeJLs apparently aimed to pound the outpost until it was sufficiently softened up for a frontal assault. News of the French breakthrough came after .a day of scattered action in which the rebels knocked off one V i e t n a m e s e- rnanned defense post 20 miles southwest of Hanoi and encircled two others in the same sector. The French said they were supplying the embattled posts by air. The French Union cause was See INDOCHINA on Pajre 8 INDOCHINA WHERE INDOCHINA REDS INCREASE PRESSURE — Sawtooth line of map shows main defense arc in the Red River delta of Indochina where Communist forces stepped up their pressur« against th« French Union forces. Arc is anchored on east on Thai Dinh. another textile center, and on the west on Phu Ly, an important road juno- tion. (Af* Wircphoto Map) Indochina Problem Back to Top Leve Memorial Day Services Set Court House Lawn To Be Scene of Rites Memorial Day services will be conducted by the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the monument to Mississippi County war dead on the Court House lawn. Chaplains for the services will be representatives of the three faith, the Rev. Francis Colavechia, assistant pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Dr. Harvey Kidd. pastor of First Presbyterian Church; and Dr. M. S. Nickols of Osceola, representing Temple Israel. H. G. Partlow, presecuting attorney for the Second' Judicial District and a past Legion commander, will be the speaker Marshall Blackard, Legion post commander, and Mrs. J- F. Brownson, head of the Legion Auxiliary, will place a wreath on the monument, which marks the grave of Lt. Edgar K. Lloyd. Mississippi County's only Congressional Medal of Honor winner of World War II. Gold Star mothers will be guests of honor at the services. Tomorrow morning, the Legion and Auxiliary will place flags on the graves of all veterans of World War I, World War II, and the Korean War buried in cemeteries here. By EDDY GILMORE GENEVA (AP) — A scheduled meeting of Itidochkwi en- perls was canceled today after the nine participating delegations decided they had run into problems which could be decided only by the top delegates. The committee of experts met yesterday to try to disentangle the various conflicting and overlapping proposals now before the Indochina conference on cease-fire measures. The conference itself was scheduled to hold another restricted session at 9 a.m. EST. There will be no further meetings of the experts unless the full conference directs them to take up some specific problem. Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Gromyko snarled up yesterday's Initial meeting of experts who are seeking to find out how much common ground ther« was in the Communist and non- Communist proposals. New D«tniuuta Gromyko tossed in new demands aimed at forcing the conference to sanction Communist clal-ms in Laos and Cambodia, the smaller of the three Associated Indoohkie*« States. The West has insisted the Communist-led Vietminh be allowed after the cease-fire to hold tqjrri- tory only in Viet Nam and that Red forces be evacuated entirely from the kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia. Should the Communists persist in demands for "assembly zones" in all three states, observers predict the conference might founder next week. That is the period that both France's Foreign Minister Georges Bidault and Britain's Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden have predicted would be decisive. The Communists and the West are agreed on the principle of the assembly zones into which the opposing armies would be withdrawn when the cease-fire is sounded. But ;here is basic disagreement over where and how these zones should be established. Eden proposed earlier this week that senior officers of the two opposing sides in the war be called to Geneva to draw cease-fire lines. Russia Agrees Gromyko said yesterday Russia would accept this proposal—provided it was changed to leave a clear implication that the officers would draw cease-fire lines for all three Associated States. Gromyko also suggested that the officers meet in Indochina rather than Geneva. The West had assumed there was agreement on Geneva as the site of the military discussions. A representative of tne U.S. A-Plan Blasted By Pravda MOSCOW Wl—Pravda said today secret American-Soviet talks on atomic control "cannot bring any positive results unless the United States agrees to unconditional pro- h i b i t i o n of atomic-hydrogen weapons." The Communist party newspaper in a lengthy article denounced President Eisenhower's world atomic pool plan as unworkable otherwise. The paper accused the United States of trying to reveal the course of the confidential talks in a "one-sided and distorted light whereas the point of view of the other (Soviet) side remains unknown or distorted." The article was the first public presentation here of the Soviet version of the talks. Pravda said the Soviet Union "put forward a new proposal" which it said consisted of a "solemn, unconditional obligation not to use atomic, hydrogen or other weapons of mass destruction." The United States last December the made clear Eisenhower atomic pool plan, introduced at a special meeting of the United Nations General Assembly at that time was intended to circumvent Soviet insistence on the ban. The plan envisaged contributions by many nations to an international pool of fissionable materials for peaceful research. Since then Secretary of State Dulles has held private talks on the plan with Soviet Ambassador Georgi Zarubin in Washington and with Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov in Geneva. Pravda declared these negotiations "caused legitimate doubts about the sincerity and initiative displayed by the Americans." Named to State Board LITTLE ROCK (#)—Robert Hotchkiss, a Camden wholesale merchant and one-time high school classmate of Gov. Cherry, has been appointed to the State Board of Education. US. Honors War Dead with. Prayers for Peace By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With prayers for a peaceful fu- ure, America honors its soldier dead once again this weekend. The traditional rites across the nation will occupy two days this year, with some on Sunday and others on Monday, because Memorial Day falls on Sunday. But they will be no less fervent, coining as they do at a time when he hydrogen bomb and other awe- iome weapons cast their dread- ul shadows upon the earth. The services will take many orms, ranging from quiet prayers o God for national guidance to •••''•? win s of Towers upon the charge. Henry Tate forfeited $101 seas which wash America's shores. bond on a chaise of Ceding, j Then, too* ttett wiH IM ptviwde and pageant. For millions of Americans, the weekend also will signal the start of the annual vacation and travel season, the opening of resorts and the first taste of the many summertime diversions. With much of the nation enjoying a three-day holiday, the National Safety Council estimates more than 35 million automobiles will roll along the highways, if the weather is good. It also estimates the lives of 340 citizens will be snuffed out in the heavy travel. Millions of ot'"?r n''::v~ns will travel by train, plane, bus and bo*t. President Eisenhower, acting in conformity with provisions of a congressional resolution approved in 1950, issued a proclamation designating Sunday as a day of prayer for lasting peace. The proclamation said: "We should keep faith with our heroic dead by humbly and devoutly supplicating almighty God for guidance in our efforts to achieve a peaceful world." It then designated the hour of 11 a.m. (local time) in each locality for people to "join in prayer for God's help in reaching the coveted goal of amity among nations." Monday morning, at rnemorM exercises at the Arlington National Cemetery, the President will lay a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Following a tradition which apparently began spontaneously in the South following the Civil War, graves will be decorated in cemeteries across the country. At the same time there will be numerous formal memorial services conducted in the cemeteries. One of these will be at the Veterans Administration Center Cemetery at West Los Angeles, where 32,000 veterans of all wars are Buried. Lt. Gen. Ira C, Eaker, retired, will speak, and 3,000 per- coot AM taptctod to en route here from Saigon to take part in the talks. Gromyko also made it clear at yesterday's meeting that Russia would oppose any serious discus- See CONFERENCE on Page 8 W&ttber ARKANSAS — Mostly cloudy, scattered thundershowers southeast. Cooler north and west thi« afternoon. Scattered thundershow- extreme southeast. Cooler tonight, Sunday partly cloudy. Maximum yesterday — 83. Minimum thlt morning— IT. •* Sunset today — 7:08. Sunrise tomorrow — 4:40. Mean temperature (midway high and low— 70. Precipitation iMt M a.m. today — .n. Precipitation Jan. 1 to This Date Lait Year Maximum yesterday — M. I * how* «• 7)00 PreclftHattML »*

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