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Monday, May 31, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 59 Slytheville Courier . Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 31, 1954 Published Daily TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Top Officials May Leave Conference Korea-Type Stalemate Seen At Geneva By MAX HARRELSON GENEVA (AP) — The Far Eastern conference entered its sixth week today amid increasing reports that the big- name diplomats may go home soon, leaving their deputies to carry on an "Indochinese Pan- munjom." None of the big power foreign ministers yet has announced plans to pull out of the negotiations, but this may be the last week of attendance for some of them. U. S. Secretary of State Dulles returned to Washington four weeks ago. Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov flew to Moscow early yesterday for consultations, telling'some of the Western delegations chiefs he would be back in a few days. The feeling persisted, here, however, that unless more positive results are obtained this week, the conference will enter a new phase of protracted lower-level discus- negotiations which preceded the Korean armistice. Many Westesrx sources believe the Indochina talks will develop into a series of meetings ,by subcommittees of military and other experts on the technical aspects of a cease-fire. These could continue for months. Saturday's decision to begin direct military talks here this week on the question of assembly zones for the rival forces in Indochina was regarded generally as only a procedural agreement. Unresolved Question The representatives of the French and Vietminh commands still will have to resolve the basic quest-ion of whether there should be a series of isolated assembly 2ones or one large consolidated area for each side as the Communists have demanded. This military question has grave political overtones, since concentration of large forces in opposing areas could set the pattern for partitioning of Viet Nam. Military representatives of the two sides are expected to hold their initial session tomorrow. As the nine-delegation conference continued its secret meetings today, it still was faced with half a dozen major questions. These include proposals for international supervision of the proposed cease-fire, military guarantees against violations, exchange of prisoners of war, and bans against reinforcements from outside. France's delegation at the conference was faced today with new problems outside those posed by •the Communists, Marc Jacquet, secretary of state for the Associated States (Indochina) and a key member of Foreign Minister Georges Bidault's delegation here, resigned from Premier Joseph Laniel's Cabinet. Jacquet, a follower of Gen. Charles de Gaulle, quit after a Cabinet dispute over the leaking to a Paris weekly of a top secret military report on Indoihina. : Jacquet also has been advocating a more conciliatory approach to the Vietminh. Y Playground Program Starts Here Tomorrow The 1954 Blytheville Y playground program will get under way tomorrow at four parks here. The park activities will be di- ,rected by paid supervisors. The parks, their supervisors and the hours'they will be open follow: David Acres, Miss Minnie Foster, 2 until 5:30 p.m.; Division Street, Mrs. Lillian Frank, 1:30 until 5 p.m.; Maloney Park. Mrs. R. L. Kirksey, 8:30 a.m. until noon: and Robinson School (Negro), -Ira T. Young, 3:30 until 7 p.m. Burglars Takes Graduation Gifts OfiCEOLA — A burglar entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Harlan Saturday night before 9:30 p.m. and took some of the high school gifts belonging to their son, Dowell, according to Police Chief Jake Thrailkill. The burglar entered through the back door which was unlocked and took about seven shirts, a pair of cuff links, a pocket book and then raided the ice box ror some ham, the chief said. City police are investigating the burglary. Summer School Starts at BHS A five-week summer • school session began at Blytheville High School today. Registration was held this morning for classes in science, mathematics find commercial work. Assistant Principal R. G, McGraw said. Class** will b« held six days a week. The four-hour classes will teM * I a.m. i « President Pays Tribute To Nations War Dead; Major AddressTonight WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower led his fellow Americans today in a solemn Memorial Day tribute to the nation's war dead. Tonight he will address the nation on the subject of the grave international situation that makes the peace uneasy. With Mrs. Eisenhower looking Maj. Gen. John H. Stokes, corn- on, the President placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from the capital city. Then, har over his heart, the President stood in brilliant sunshine while taps echoed over the rolling green hills. On Eisenhower's arrival at the cemetery a few minutes earlier a 2l-gun salute boomed out. As he approached the tomb, a service band played "Hail to the Chief" and then "The Star Spangled Banner." Alongside the President stood Holiday Traffic Toll: 258 New Record In Deaths May Be Set mander of the Washington military district. Eisenhower also was accompanied by his three military aides — Col. Robert Schulz, Army; Col. William G. Draper, Air Force; and CMDR. Edw. L. Beach, Navy. From the tomb the President and Mrs. Eisenhower walked the short distance to the cemetery amphitheater for ceremonies in which Navy Secretary Charles S. Thomas was principal speaker. Thomas told a crowd of several thousand that a nation united behind the President and Congress "need fear no foreign-foe or agnos- j tic creed." Flies to New York " But, Thomas went on, "if we dissipate our strength, Squander our riches, neglect our faith and fall into the disunity of a divided house then we can defeat ourselves and lose victory before the final battle is fought." Later in the day. the President flies to New York City where he will speak tonight at bicentennial ceremonies of Columbia University, which he formerly headed. The speech, to be carried nationally by radio and television BREAKING GROUND ON INDUSTRIAL SITE — Mayor E. R. Jackson is pictured above turning over the first spadei'ull of earth during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce industrial sire this morning. To the right of Mayor Jackson is James A. Gatlin, plant manager for Central States Metal Co., which will use the building for production when it is completed. Watching the activities pictured above are members of the Chamber of Commerce industrial committee. Mr. Gittlin stud equipment, received from his company and which is being' assembled in one of the hangars Ht the airport will go into operation for training purposes about June 15. In reply to a large number of people seeking' employment, he said his company is hirinfi only throueh the State Employment office on South Second Street. (Courier News Photo) 750 Jailed in East Pakistan. After Ouster of Provincial Government KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Troops jailed some 150 persons in troubled East Pakistan Support Given President In McCarthy Rift Monroney Claims Senator Has 'Usurped 7 Prerogatives By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Monroney (D-Okla), an author of the Congressional Reorganization Act, today disputed Sen. McCarthy's claim that that law supports the Wisconsin senator in his constitutional clash with the Eisenhower administration over getting secret, information from government workers. Furthermore, Monroney de- ehired in an interview. McCarthy has been "usurping" the prerogatives of other congressional committees by invading their fields. There was no immediate response .from McCnrthy. vacationing over the-Memorial Day holiday. But the Wisconsin Republican contended at televised hearings Inst week that the congressional act makes him—chairman of the Senate Government. Operations Committee and its Permanent Investigations subcommittee —an "authorized person" to be fed secret data from federal em- ployes. That was a central point in his UUiiaiiv uv lauiu aim ccicvioiuu -• — — j - - i •• ... * ,. ,, .. . in networks, "has been described by j today in the wake of Karachi's ouster of the provincial government for disloyalty. »i-_ -urn-: •-„ TT-...,*,-. * *+ «, w» oirt-»-frtt-_ A *~* ««^- 4-1-. »•»/>. /^ + « 1 -/-* vi i«4r\ rti i r-t r\/*! ir *i.•/**•£* CVi fti L-K 1\-T K \ Ki i v T? n \-\ r>T »5 n r\no rif i Jio ~\ A. n the White House as a major foreign policy address. Memorial Day: World Traffic fatalities during the Memorial Day weekend mounted to 258 Monday as travel over the holiday period j reached a peak. j Deaths on the nation's roads ran! A I 1^^^ » ^^ well ahead of this year's daily av-j Mm\ | r^f^f^ C^^ erage of 88. But whether a new | * * * * ^^ *"^ ^* Memorial Day record would be set depended on the fatalities during the homeward trek from beaches, ball parks, picnic outings and other activities. Besides the traffic toll, which By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For the first time in four years Among those taken into custody were Sheikh Mhibur Rehman, one of the 14 members of the former provincial Cabinet, and Mohammed Gulam Quadir, a member of the East Pakistan Provincial Assembly. Official sources said Abdul Kas- •?• ———— — em Fazlul Huq. ousted chief minister, and others among his Cabinet colleagues also may be arrested soon. Developments in East Pakistan were cloaked by official censorship. The ouster of Fazlul Huq's administration was ordered yesterday by Gov. Gen. Ghulam Mohammed. Pakistan's chief of state, as bitter differences between the div- Nebraska Twister Kills 4, Injures 18 NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — Tornadoes cut a swath across ided sections of the country came j nor theast Nebraska last night killing four children and injur- Americans honored, their war dead in Memorial Day observances to._ day with their service men every- tended from 6 p. m.^ida^un^fft^^ 6 " at P eace midmorning on Monday, 51 persons! But even though no gunfire was were drowned and 41 died from i exchanged in Korea, a military tj ons O f a other causes. | tragedy was marked at Quonset Among the miscellaneous deaths j Point. R. I. were counted those of four children j There the Navy planned special who died in tornadoes in Nebraska. Memorial Dav services for the 100 The toll by states included traf- to a head. The Governor General acted under the "governor's rule" -^followed since Britain withdrew from the —Indian --subcontinent in 1947—which permits the central government to assume the func- provincial ministry. Emergency Declared Declaring a state of emergency throughout East Pakistan, Ghulam at least 18 other persons. Weather Bureau said there*were tvj^j^nfjrj^gjjLioj;rjado..repor.).s i and three unconfirmed reports m a i 30-mile path. Damage to telephone '• lines made checks in the area dif- j ficult. " i The list of dead was revised j downward this morning when hos-: pital attendants accounted for all seamen who died from an explo- Mohammed named Maj. Gen. Is- j members of the Ben Kohl family. fie. drownings. miscellaneous. Ark-i sion Wednesday aboard the aircraft kander Miraa. secretary of the cen- ansas 020; Kansas 033; Missouri! carrier Bennington. 7 2 1- I At Arlington National Cemetery, I President Eisenhower was to lav Two Drown in State By The Associated Press a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then attend Memorial Day services in the cemetery tral government's Defense Ministry, to take control of East Pak- Earlier it had been reported four Kohl children were killed and two children and the parents injured. Two holiday drownings yesterday j amphitheater, brought _seven to the total number j The nation's lawmakers took the istan-s administration. Mizra's first Hospital attendants said when the official act was to impose censor- injured revived sufficiently to talk they said there were-only four chil- to die violently in Arkansas during the past week. day off, too. The Senate and House were in recess, and the Army-Sen. ship. The new governor was expected to start a general roundup of Communists and "enemies of Pakistan." In a broadcast to the nation ex- Sh , ields ' , 17 ' of Redline i McCarthy televised dispute will not j plaining: the government's action. Desha County, and Evesta Simp- resume until tomorrow. Prime Minister Mohammed Ali kins, drowned in Wells Bayou near) The weather> in most ' st ates was i said Fazlul Huq was a "traitor to Dumas yesterday. Dumas Police Chief Dayton Allison said the two boys drowned after Simpkins got into trouble in about eight feet of water and grasped Shields. Their bodies were recovered by State Police Sgt. Buck Halsell and Desha County Deputy Earl May. dren in the family. The dead: Nell Klawonn, 8. Cindy Carberry, 4. George Kohl, about 6. Robert Kohl, about 8. All deaths and injuries occurred in an area of about two square miles. The area is about 130 miles fair: But a tornado last night killed i Pakistan, even to East Pakistan." {northwest of Omaha. six children near Norfolk. Neb. There were thundershbwers in the northern Midwest,' and there j timate goal was an independent PO//O Shot Series Ends Tomorrow The three-shot series of Salk polio vaccine inoculations will be completed in Mis.Mssippi County tomorrow when clinics are held here and in Wilson. At 9 a.m.. shots will be given second graders from Elrn Street, Robinson, Number Nine Negro, Clear Lake and Armorpl Negro schools at the Health Unit here. At 10 a.m. shots will be given here to students from Lone Oak, Number Nine, Yarb'ro. Promised Land, Clear Lake, Huffman. Tomato, Armorel, Central, Sudbury Ali declared the 81-year-old oust- J One tornado, coming in from the ed chief minister had said his ul- j southwest, apparently hit about 10 j and Lange schools. miles southwest of here killing the was a possibility of rain spoiling : Bengal (East Pakistan), a state- j two Kohl children and injuring the the traditional Indianapolis 500- : ment th e Prime Minister described, j parents of two other children, mile speedway auto race. j as a "disloyal utterance." Ali also j Then it jumped three miles east On the highways, 248 auto trav- ; accused Fazlul Huq of refusing j of the Weldon Rakowsky farm, Besides the" drownings, there were! elers had lost their lives between i advice from the central govern- j killing Cindy Carberry, 4. daughter — • • ' -.. ent.^- i of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carberry of Following his dismissal, Fazlul others died in various accidents. See PAKISTAN on Page 5 two suicides, one farm death and; 6 p.m. Friday and early today, an industralist fatality during the Forty'-nine more drowned and 41 week. Norfolk and injuring 10 other persons, apparently attending a Memorial Day family gathering. Cindy's brother, Greg, was injured, but the parents had gone to Lake Andes, S. D., for the day to fish and missed the storm. Ed Rakowsky. one of the injured, took the injured son, Dwight, 10, in his car and drove to the home of Dr. S. H. Brauer. He kept repeating: "I saw my wife die." But Mrs. Rakowsky was identified later as being among the injured. Also injured at the Rakowsky farm were Mr. ana Mrs. Weldon Rakowsky and their four children, Sharon. 15. Lucretia. Pam. and Mary: and Bill Saltonstall. all of Norfolk. The tornado then hopped across the highway to the Lawrence Klawonn farm, killing Nell Klawonn, 8, and injuring her parents. The farmhouse was leveled. A tornado also struck the Charlie Bickley farm, injuring Bickley. Mrs. Bickley was reported to have reached the storm cellar safely. The hospitals also reported a Mrs. M. Bickley but it, was not determined whether the injured worn- an was Bickley's wife. ' The final event in the vaccine experiment will be blood tests scheduled for June 15. Vaccine headquarters officials said today that rural school students will be picked up by buses at the same time and place as for the second clinic and the buses will return them to the pick-up sites, Students in city schools will meet at their schools and be taken to the Health Unit in buses. However, they will not be returned to the schools by bus. HONOR MISSCO WAR DEAD — Mrs. J. P. Brownson, head of American Legion auxiliary, and Marshall Blackard, American Legion commander, place a wreath on the grave of Lt. Edgar H. Lloyd, Congressional Medal of Honor winner of World War II, during Memorial Day services yesterday afternoon at the Court House lawn. In attendance was an honor guard under the command of Lt. Bill Pressoell of Company M of Arkansa* National Guard. During the service one of the guards fainted because of the heat. Gold Star mothers were guests of honor at the service conducted by representatives of three faiths, the Rev. Francis Colvechia, assistant pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Dr. Harvey Kidd, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, and Dr. M. S. Nickols of Osceola, Temple Israel. (Courier News Photo) Wild Bill Vukovich Leads 500-Mile Classic At Hali-Way Point INDIANAPOLIS W — Wild Bill Vukovich, the 1953 winner, today- led the Memorial Day 500-mlie auto race at the midway point, after a blistering battle that had produced five different leaders. aimed at McCarthy—that executive branch officials should not disclose classified material to "unauthorized" individuals whoever they are. No Special Right* The Congressional Reorganization Act, passed in 1946 and known as the "La Follctte - Monroey Act", was designed among other things to revamp the committee and set up and Iny out lines of jurisdiction. Monroney w ri s a member of the House at the time. Monroney snid today: "There is nothing in the act which permits the senator from Wisconsin to violate executive orders or the law against receiving or divulging classified infonna- informBtlon. "••""•" "It WHS never intended to give the chairman of the subcommittee a hunting license for an over-all investigation of government activities, His committee's investigative powers are pegged primarily to expenditures and there was no thought thnt they would supersede authority of the other standing committees." Monroney spoke out after Sen. Dworshnk (R-Idahoi labeled as "bunk" Democratic charges that a "whitewash" is underway in the investigation of charges hurled by Secretary of the Army Stevens and his aides against McCarthy and his associates. The Senate Investigations subcommittee will resume its televised probe tomorrow of Army accusations that McCarthy and Roy M. Cohn exerted improper pres-/ sure in seeking favored Army treatment for Fvt. G. David Schine. McCarthy and Cohn accused Stevens and Army Counselor John G. Adams of attempting to use Schine a former subcommittee consultant, as a "hostage" in futile efforts to sidetrack an investigation of alleged Communists in the Army. Cohn Returns Cohn, McCarthy's chief counsel, faces more cross-examination to- Socialists In France Support EDC Party Members Told to Vote For Army Pact PARIS (AP) — Supporters of the European Army Treaty cheered today a Socialist party decision that its members in the French National Assembly party discipline. The move may give the government enough backing to ensure ratification of the hotly disputed treaty. " The decision was taken last night at R party conference. The discipline could take the form of expulsion from the party of all members who failed to vote for the treaty. Needs 75 Voles The' main opposition to the pact —which would create a six-nation European Army Including German troops — has come from the De GnulJists, Communists and some Socialists. It is generally agreed the government needs about 75 of the 105 socialist votes in the A> sembly to insure ratification. Th e Party's decision was a challenge to 58 Socialist deputies who previously signed an agreement to oppose the pact. Observers estimated that about 15 to 30 still might defy the "order. The treaty already has been ratified by West Germany, The Netherlands. Belgium and Luxembourg. Only France and Italy have yet to act. No date ha.s yet been set for final French Assembly debate. Cotton G/'nners Not Exempt From Use Tax LITTLE ROCK (/P)— The Arkansas Supreme Court today held that cotton ginning equipment is not morrow. He previously has de- j exempt from use tax liability. C? _ ^ »* .,./-« A D TILIV A O !WV st«-> !>•* rr-A £ I •* See McCARTHY-ARMY on Page 5 Inside Today's Courier News . . . Law Needs to Be Enforced on Minors in .Pool Halls , . . Editorials . . . pape 4. . Little League Opens 1054 Season Tomorrow . . . Pittsburgh 'Pick-Me-Up' Boon for Other Teams in National League . . . Sports . . . pages 10 and II. . . . Terrorism Fills the Niffht in Moroccan Metropolis of Casablanca . . . page 14. Integration to Increase Need For U.S. School Aid-M'Clellan T TTTT F ROrK , m LITTLE ROCK <*>(senior senator said over the week- Wayne Wells, news director of ! end that he feels the need for station WJAG of Norfolk, said the j federal aid to education will be- Klawonn farm was 'the worst sight I ever saw. All the buildings were ripped out. Two-foot thick cottonwoods were twisted off like toothpicks." Nelson Barth, city editor of the Norfolk News, said the Kohn and Rakowsky farms also suffered heavy damage and he had been told of two other farms damaged in the immediate area. Torrential rains ranging up to 3.15 inches at Pierce 20 miles north of Norfolk sent streams over banks and two highways were blocked by flood waters—Highway 15 between Norfolk and Laurel, and Highway 35 west of Winside. Norfolk had 1.65 inches. All Norfolk doctors were called out, and a call went out for additional nurse*. come more urgent, if the U. S. Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation stands. Democratic Sen. John McClellan also said he feels confident that the Senate Labor and Welfare Committee will report out some bill for federal aid to education during this session of Congress. However he wouldn't venture to say if the bill would pass. McClellan said he will appear before the committee tomorrow to discuss a bill which would set up a distribution system for federal educational funds. The bill, which he wrote, doesn't specify any any amounts of money, but should it become law, Arkansas would stand to receive about two and a half million dollars of each 100 miH4on dollars appropriated by Congress for education. McClellan also indicated to newsmen that he was skeptical about an apparent break between Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and the Republican Administration. McClellan, when asked if he thought the statements by Republican leaders indicated a break, said "It is difficult for me to have an opinion about that. There are times that I could be a little skeptical that there is or has been a break." The senator is top ranking Democrat on the Senate Investigating Subcommittee hearing the McCarthy-Army row. McClellan predicted the hearings would end by a week from Wednesday. He said he receives an average of 1,000 telegrams, letters and telephone calls a day concerning the hearings. Fifteen and 20 to 1 are favorable to the purposes of the hearings, to the Democrats SfSSSiif jJSSW Mid to Mm p*«oo*Wy, be a*M. ».«. A 1949 act exempts payment Of the tax on "tangible personal property used in urocessing or manufacturing." But the Court, in a 4-3 decision, said that cotton ginning does not justify the exemption. The ruling, which reversed Pulaski Circuit Court, grew out of the purchase of some ginning equipment by W. A. Henderson, Jr., of Marve- vell in Phillips County. Revenue Commissioner Vance Surlock attempted to collect $208.99 from Henderson in use taxes. The Circuit Court said Henderson did not have to pay the tax but this decision was overruled by the Court. The majority opinion was written by Chief Justice Griffin Smith who was joined by Associate Justices J. S. Holt. George Rose Smith and Paul Ward. Associate Justices Ed McFaddin, Minor Wilwee and Sam Robinson dissented. ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday with scattered ahowers in the northwest s«c.tion tonight, and all sections Tuesday. High today low 90s; low tonight 70s. Maximum yewerday — at. Minimum . thl« morning -^ 7J. Maximum Saturday — 80. Minimum Sunday morning- — «7. Sunset today — T.*07. Sunrise tomorrow — 4:41. Mean temperature (midway between high and low) — M^. Precipitation lut 4* bouit to 7:0t a. m. today — none. Precipitation Jan. i to 4att — ThU Date Lut YMF Maximum yesterday — M, tt •**• —

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