The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 29, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 29, 1954
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BLmiEVALLS (AKK.) OOUKlAiR NEWS Head of Guatemala Communist Party Relieved of Post GUATEMALA (AP) — Jose Manuel Fortuny, head of Guatemala's Communist party and close adviser to President Jaeobo Arbenz was relieved of his post, party headquarters announced today. Th« announcement said Fortuny was relieved as secretary general because of his health. But observers speculated it might indicate a split inside the party or that Arbenz was forced to remove him to remove the stigma oC communism from the government. Fortuny, as secretary general, was rated as top man in the nation's Communist party. He was also A member of tfoe important national Democratic front which some observers believe helps shape government policy. His removal a* party leader automatically removes him from fte Democratic Front. Heated Meeting The independent newspaper La Hora said Fortuny had been ousted after & heated party meeting. Another announcement today said Defense Minister Jose Angel Sanchez has decided not to visit the United States as planned, until the situation eases. The move came as tension gripped the country in the wate of TJ. S. State Department accusa- t«on* that Guatemala has received arms from behind the Iron Curtain and reports from Washington that the United States was thinking of recalling its air and military missions to Guatemala. In Washington. Sen. Smathers (*>Fla) said last night the shipment of Red arms to Guatema wa* "Russian intervention in Latin America. and emphasizes the challenge this nation has no choice but to meet." "We face the ugly and. infuriating f*ofc that we now find Russian intervention in this hemisphere on an aterming scale, in violation of jfc« Monroe Doctrine," Smathers Loot nigiit tfce government i«•ved two emergency regulations . as a result of its crisis with the United States. It>ey require that: 1. A* private planes be grounded under an order banning cross country flights. 3. Any passage* written in code or in a tangrage other than Span- Mi nuiat be accompanied by a Spanish translation filed at the cable office. This meant all press In English must have translation attached for by a government agent. Secret broadcasts urging Guatemalans to fight communism and attacking the government continued last night despite reports that officials had smashed tine sending •iatioti. . MMftwbife, commercial airline service WM returned ac the capital recovered som«wb*t from its attack of the jitter* brought on earifer thte week when a mystery plane rained anti-Red leaflet* on the city. la Panama, the office of the U.S. governor of *>e Canal Zone announced last night the French line freighter Wyoming had been cleared for transit through the waterway after a search of its cavgo for contraband arms. Deer Speaks At Teachers Week Event County Judge Phillip Deer yesterday praised America's public school system a* "the greatest common demoninator any country has ever enjoyed." Speaking at the Kiwanis Club's Teacher Appreciation Week luncheon for white teachers of the Blytheville School District. Mr. Deer, himself a former educator, termed the work being done by teachers in the public school system as the fundamental basis of the American way of life. "We are forced to admit that the public school system is the basic of all the democratic things we enjoy," he said, "and were it not for public schools (fhere would be no such things as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Judge Deer was principal speaker at the luncheon which climaxed Teacher Appreciation Week, a project of the Blytheville Kiwanis Club. "As we go forward in this, the most complex age we have ever known, it is because of the work you teachers do that this country remains free and Christian," Judge Deer said. "And so long as you continue to contribute your time and patience to the training of our youth, then we as parents have little to fear about the future." Mr. Deer was introduced by Ki- wanian Graham Sudbury, who served a* master of ceremonies for the luncheon. READY FOR POOL OPENING — Sitting in the shade of a poolside table umbrella awaiting the opening of Moxley's Clearpool are (left to right) Monya Blankenship, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Blankenship; Ronnie Faye Etchieson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Foy Etchieson; Betty Ann Moxley, daughter of W. L. Moxley: and Jeanne Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Campbell. The pool will open at 1 p.m. tomorrow instead of today because painting of the pool was slowed by recent rains. W. L. Moxley has taken over management of the pool, formerly known as Walker Park Pool, and has been redecorating the establishment in preparation for this season's Opening. (Courier News Photo) MCCARTHY {Continued from Page 1) Explorers Club Sees Color Film On South Seas The Explorers Club had Earl Brink as speaker for their last meeting until Sept.. last night at Hotel Noble. A large crowd was present for the showing of Mr. Brinks travelog on "Tahiti and the South Seas" whin was filmed in color during a 27-day tour of that area of the Pacific. Giving a personal commentary while the film was being; shown, • he told of many experiences while visiting the island. Some of the outstanding scenes were pictures of the blue lagoons with mountainous islands rising out of the mist in the background. Taking the audience on an hour and 15 miute photographic tour of of the islands, the adventurer showed how the natives lived among the flower bedecked tropical islands. Presentations for a wedding feast were shown along with the unique methods of cooking the foods. Pictures also were shown of fa- books about the islands. In keeping with the theme of the program, the meal served before the show consisted of cocoanut cocktail, avocada salad shrimp de Jonge, banana fritter, pineapple glace, lime meringue pie and iced tea. , Republican criticism of Democrats for making "political speeches" and a threat to carry the fight over subcommittee files counsel, got in some under-oath denials yesterday of these charges but the subcommittee quit until Tuesday with cross-examination of him by Special Counsel Ray H. , Jenkins still unfinished. McCarthy's attacks, which interrupted testimony, brought a Democratic defense of the President and to the Senate itself. Sen. Symington (D-Mo) told newsmen that if McCarthy persists in what the Miss9urian called blacking out information in the files from the Democrats. "I'm going to take the issue to the Senate and find out where we stand." INDOCHINA (Continued from Page P "bolstered somewhat yesterday by the arrival of 17 American fighter planes and fresh troop reinforcements. The 17 fighter planes—Grumman Bearcat s—arrived in Saigon aboard the American light aircraft carrier Windham Bay. The planes, with a top speed of 450 miles an hour, are able to take off at high speed on short runways, a valuable asset in Indochina. The r/roop reinforcements were coming into the delta area both from France and other areas of Indochina. (Continued from Page 1) sion of international supervision of a. cease-fire until after the conference had agreed on location of assembly zones. Some issues raised by Gromyko were new. Others had been brought tip previously by Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov, but apparently withdrawn in the face of Western opposition. Weftern experts wert astonished to find these point* raised at what wa» supposed to be a working group charged merely with finding *. common ground among the different proposals before the conference. The West again rejected the Russian amendments and the firs.t meeting of the experts broke up without agreement. MANILA — Graduation exercises for 40 members of the Mania High School senior class were held Thursday night in Tipton Hall auditorium. Appearing on the student participation program were Esther Hodges, invocation: Floyett Gammill, salutatorian: and Jeannette Tipton, valedictorian. Pete Fleeman, Faye Gunter, Floyett Gammill, and Millie Johnston, accompanied by Iva Dell MOX -Theatre- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat.. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen SATURDAY Double Feature ALULUOFAXONESTAR'SAGA! BIT MELODY ANDDBAIIA! Van Fleet Cuts Tour Short TAIPEH, Pormoso (TPi—Gen. Van Fleet cut short a military survey tour of the Far East today and left portedly on aiders from President Eisenhower. It was rumored here Van Fleet would brief Eisenhower on dother U. S. officials on the Far East situation before high level military talks involving the United States, Britain, France, New Zealand and Australia open June 3. wift ftt SMS Jf m nONKB I **** I*M —AND— MOOCRICft MMMft JQ* CRAWFORD REED DEREK f urnact Damaged Minor damage was done to electrical wiring on a gai floor furnace iMt night but no fire resulted at th« residence of Johr. Cherry at 520 ChickMtwb*, according to fire department report*. ' •»et MUM of ,«M damage it not tawwn but H fc thought that lightning may nave'ttnick a power lint into the house. No other dt- mage waa reported by tht lift de- Paint Closebut Many Trpes and Colors 1 Price Hubbard Hardware EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2015 Wt Service AH Makes Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Bill's Refrigeration Service 2117 Mreh Phone 3-6IM Cartoon & "Return Of Capt. Marvel" Serial SAT. OWL SHOW 11:30 BORIS KARLOFF Of MO ELLEN DREW • MARC CRAMER "Secret Code" Serial SUN., & MON. Double Feature IANNLM SCOTT! MAN IN THJ SADDLE ' —AND— ntrwus Cartoon & Short Downing, sang "Halls of Ivy". Dr. R. W. Ratton, school board president, presented diplomas: Jimmy Miles, class president, gave the farewell address for the group. The Glee Club sang. Mary Ethel Bellinger gave the benediction. Ushers were James Harris and Wanda McWilliams for the class and Roxie Smith, Betty Jo Morgan, Kathryn Gunter, Von Bell, Frankie Byrd and Johnny Burgess for the audience. Norita Davis and Margaret Hart were accompanists for the Glee Club. Reds Convicted Of Conspiracy Five Held Guilty Of Planning Forcible Overthrow of U.S. ST. LOUIS UP) — Five Communists were convicted by a U. S. District Court jury here yesterday of conspiring to advocate forcible overthrow of the government, A jury of 11 men and one woman returned the verdict after deliberating two hours 15 minutes. Judge Roy W. Harper told the jury: "Your verdict is a just one." Said James F. Forest, one of the five: "A travesty on justice." Sentencing was deferred until next Friday. Each faces a possible maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The convicted: Forest, 44, Missouri state chairman of the Communist party. His wife, Dorothy Rose Forest, 39, former organizational secretary of the party's Hollywood, Calif., section. William Sentner, 47, a Midwest district official of the United Electrical. Radio and Machine Workers, and long an active Communist. Robert Manewitz, 37. former educational director of the party here, now a resident of Los Angeles. Marcus A. Murphy, 46, Negro, who ran 1'or lieutenant governor of Missouri on the Communist ticket in 1940. The five laughed and joked among themselves while waiting for the verdict. They will remain free under bond until they are sentenced. Sentner is at liberty under $15,000 bail and the others under bonds of $10,000 each. The trial began Jan. 25. and, with frequent recesses, required 46 days of testimony, a record for federal district court here. Judge Harper, who will pronounce sentence, said in dismissing the jury: "You can remember to your dying days the fact that you were able to sit and pass judgment and that your verdict is a just one, and among your fellow Americans that will be the 'pay day' that is yours. I congratulate you." The jury had been instructed by Judge Harper that the Communist defendants had the right to publicly express their views but that the charge, under the Smith Act, was that they engaged in a conspiracy to teach and advocate the overthrow of the government by force and violence. SUPERINTENDENT — Gerald Adams, formerly of Maiden, Mo., has been named superintendent of the Blytheville office of the Life and Casualty Insurance Co. of Tennessee. A graduate of Arkansas State College and veteran of World War n, Mr. Adams has been with the company since 1952. He and his family reside at 2221 Birch. The office here is located over the Farmers Bank and Trust Co. Government Seizes Seven Red Leaders WASHINGTON (/P) — The government today seized seven more Communist party leaders on charges of conspiring to advocate the overthrow of the government by force and violence. The justice Department and the FBI said in a joint announcement that the seven were arrested in New York City and West Hartford and New Haven, Conn. The FBI said three were arrested by special agents who early today interrupted the proceedings of a secret underground meeting of Communist party leaders in New York City. LITTLE LIZ- It's the guy who foots the bills that knows where the shoe pinches. Life or Death Drama Unfolds In Mountain Rescue Attempt FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Sn — Eight men, in need of help themselves, struggled by perilous Mt. McKinley's hazardous heights today seek- Segregation Issue Plays Part in NC Vote RALEIGH, N. C. (/P) - North Carolinians voted today in Democratic primaries, in which the segregation issue, pointed up by the Supreme Court's decision banning separation of white and Negro pupils in public schools, played a vital role in the final week of the senatorial race. Actually, Sen. Alton A. Lennon and former Gov- W. Kerr Scott, probably the strongest of his six opponents, stood shoulder to shoulder in calling for the maintenence of segrated public schools. However, in the final hours of campaigning thousands of leaflets, reprints of a newspaper advertisement which warmly praised Scott as a friend of the Negro, flooded the state's eastern rural areas. The unsigned leaflets, admittedly distributed by Lennon forces, followed by a few hours the appearance of the ad. Mayor Marshall Kurfees of Winston-Salem, the state's second largest city, admitted placing the ad which drew charges of "falsehood" from the Scott camp. Kurfees was an active Lennon supporter. Kurfees said he had persuaded a Negro leader to sign the ad. Scott's lieutenants called for investigations by federal and state officials for possible violations of statutes against distributing unsigned campaign literature. (Continued from Page 1) tinued—as pontiff—his austere way of life. He cut display and pomp at the Vatican court. His relatives remained in the humble positions they had when he was a priest. A brother continued to carry mail. During his 11-year rein, Pius X tightened the church's central government, reaffirmed Catholic doctrine and fought modernistic trends. Pius X.. saddened by the outbreak of World War I, died Aug. 20, 1914, the day the German army occupied Brussels. GRAND OPENING Sunday May 30, at 12:45 p.m. MOXLEY'S CLEARPOOL (FORMERLY WALKER PARK POOL), * * * ALL BATH HOUSES Have Been Painted And Re-decorated— NEW CHLORONATOR Has Been Purchased To Keep Water Pure— ENTIRE POOL Hat Been Painted White— NEW DIVING BOARD- NEW REFRESHMENT STAND OPEN DAILY 12:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. WE PROMISE TO KEEP WATER CLEAN, PURE & PROPERLY CHLORONATED AT ALL TIMES. ALL NEW SAND & GRAVEL HAS BEEN PUT IN FILTERS TO GUARANTEE THIS CLEANLINESS. ASK US ABOUT PARTIES AFTER 9:00 P. M. COME AND SEE THE IMPROVEMENT Mothers & Dads This Pool Has Been Endorsed By Ark. Health Dept UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT W. L. MOXLEY ing a tiny tent housing the broken body of a man they hope is still Silivc* Their task complicated by the dangerous cracks and crevasses which lace the south buttress of the 20.300-foot mountain peak and hampered by swirling snow, the rescue party searching for Pfc. George Argus called for a guide yesterday. They asked for aid from Morton Wood, one of three survivors of a 1.000-foot fall which killed a man May 15 and critically inurejd Argus. The 25-year-old soldier was left on the mountainside when Morton and Les Viereck, the third survivor, had to give up attempting to bring him down the tortuous slopes alone. They left Argus in a tent last Sunday after spending a week with him waiting for help that never came.' He was warmly wrapped, lying on an air mattress. But he had only enough food to carry him through this week end and there was no way to mark conspicuously the tiny tent on a vast expanse of snow and rocks. The rescuers, spread out in three parties ranging from the 6,000 to the 7,500-foot level and still at least 3,000 feet below where Argus is believed to be lying. Sat. Late Show (10:30 P. M.) Sun. r Mon.Jues. Rita HAYWORTH Jose FERRER Aldo RAY —In— Sadie Thompson" Based on A Story By W. 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