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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 60 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY JUNE 1, 1954 TEN PAGES Molotov Back AtConference Soviet Minister Returns From Quick Moscow Trip By MAX HARRELSON GENEVA (AP) — Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov 'returned to the Far Eastern conference today after a sudden, two-day trip back to Moscow for consultations. Three transport planes brought*- Ike Calls for 'Crusade of Truth; 1 Deplores Division, in. Red Fight NEW YORK (AP) — President Eisenhower last night deplored division within America on how to fight communism. He called for "more knowledge and intellect and less prejudice, and passion." A "crusade of truth" is needed both at home and abroad, he told Molotov and his party here. A bulletproof limousine whisked the Russian diplomatic chief to his villa immediately. Moioiov went home unexpectedly Sunday, telling several of the Western delegation chiefs he would return .yaotd Western observers assumed he had gone back to report to Soviet Premier Georgi M. Malenkov and his associates on the talks thus far, and to discuss the strategy the Soviets will pursue in the future negotiations on Indochina. These sources believe the Communists now are debating whether to try to prolong the negotiations for an Indochina armistice in order to produce a replica of the two- year-long Korean military talks at Panmunjom, or whether to seek a halt, as soon as possible to the fighting. French, Vietminh Meet Aside from Molotov s return, the chief event anticipated at the conference today was a meeting of French and Vietminh representatives . called to arrange for the opening of military discussions on armistice terms later this week. . The nine-party conference on Indochina was in recess for a day after getting snarled yesterday over Communists proposals for a "neutral" commission to police any truce that may be achieved. British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden arranged to see Red China's Chou En-lai tonight in an effort to find a compromise on the crucial issue of cease-fire supervision. Continuing in his role as mediator. Eden invited the Chinese Communist Premier-Foreign Minister to dinner. U.S. Undersecretary of State Walter Bedell Smith and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault called on Eden, apparently to discuss what he would say to Chou at tonight's meeting. Supervision Major Issue The U.S. delegation was understood to feel the question of supervision was one of the major issues to be resolved before a cease-fire can be arranged. The French-Vietminn meeting today was called to work out preliminary details of negotiations I expected to begin Thursday — on the question of zones in which the rival forces would assemble if and when a cease-fire is effected. In the subsequent talks Col. Jules Fleurant is to represent France and Ta Uang Buu, Vietminh vice minister of defense, will attend for the Reds. New difficulties over the cease- fire question arose yesterday when the full Indochina conference came to grips for the first time with the problem of policing a n armistice. The Communists proposed establishment of a Korea-type police body—p a rt Communist, the rest non-Red — for Indochina. The Soviet Union nominated Osceo/on Pins Hopes on New Car Invention OSCEOLA — James H. Roberts received a patent last week on an invention which he hopes will climax his long career of automobile work and inventing. The gadget is a spring shackle assembly designed for use on automobiles, trucks or buses, Mr. Roberts said He applied for the patent in February, 1953, when he found that a similar invention was too expensive to manuracture. Making several changes in the assembly, he asked for and received eight separate claims on the new patent which is the largest amount that can be obtained on one ..invention. During the 50 years Mr. Roberts has worked with automobiles and has been trying to find new and better ways to do things, lie has received nine patents. One of the first patents he received was sold outright to a company, he explained. He found that this was -not the most satisfactory way to market his inventions money-wise, and there- fort plans to sell franchises on his latest model. At the present, Mr. Roberts said, he has three good prospects for selling franchises oh his new- James Roberts est invention. Now 67, he said that he started working in garages at the age of 16 in Chicago, and came to Osceola about 41 years ago where he now operates a garage. Pointing out trie main features of his new spring shackle assembly, he said that it is of needle bearing type and not only is cheap to manufacture but also is neat looking, self adjusting, and friction does not build up in the assembly. 'Asked about plans for the future, he said that he will just wait, and see how things turn out. Document Reveals Communist Hopes WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has been shown a document — purportedly submitted to Moscow by the Chinese Communists — predicting that by 1973 "world revolution will a dinner highlighting the 200th anniversary of the founding of Columbia University. "Through knowledge and understanding," he said, "we will drive from the temple of freedom all who seek to establish over us thought control — whether they be agents of a foreign state or demagogues thirsty for personal power and public notice." The President mentioned no names in denouncing "would-be censors and regulators" and those who "divert our attention from the man battle" in opposing communism — an over-all goal on which he said Americans are united above all others. Hagcrty Won't Say White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty was asked whether the President had referred in the speech to Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). with whom the administration has differed sharply in recent weeks. "I am not going to try to interpret the President's remarks," Hagerty answered. McCarthy could not be reached for comment. % The speech was a major statement of the President's views on ! how communism should be com- j batted. His voice grew thick with I emotion when he referred to "dem- j agogues" and "division." Those parts of his speech were thunderously applauded by his listeners. The nationally televised speech was heard by some 1,800 alumni. faculty members and friends of Columbia University who jammed the ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and another 400 who overflowed into an adjoining dining room. A score of college presidents were in the audience. Homecoming for Ike It was a homecoming of sorts for Eisenhower, who was Columbia's president from 1948 until shortly before his inauguration last year. Applause interrupted the 30-minute speech 21 times. After stating that America is completely united in opposing communism. the President added: "Yet, my friends, and I say this sadly, is there any other subject of s M'Carthy Won't Give Up Files On Which Pvt. Schine Worked READYING MACHINERY FOR METAL COMPANY — Workmen assemble punch presses of the Central States Metal Co. in a hangar at the air base in preparation for the training course to be given by the company for employes about June 15. The machinery, which arrived this week from one of the company's plants, consist of 35 pieces of equipment including' punch presses, welders and buffing lathes. James A. Gatlin. plant manager, said employment would be through the Arkansas Stale Employment office in Blytheville. The company makes metal trimming for automobiles and home appliances. (Courier News Photo) House Expected to Pass Enlarged Social Security Program. Today WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to add an estimated 10 million persons to the social security rolls and to boost benefits and taxes comes before the House today for debate and almost certain passage. Drafted by the House Ways and Means Committee and embodying in large part recommendations by President Eisenhower, it was docketed under "take it or leave it" procedure. be an accomplished fact.*' Wreck Injuries Are Fatal to Gosnell Man A Gosnell farmer injured Saturday when the car in which he was riding struck loose gravel and overturned west of Gosnell died yester- V1 ! cto , r /' a course leadin £ to + The memorandum, according to Senate Majority Leader Knowland (R-Calif), purports to outline Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse- tung's program for revolution. Knowland inserted the document in the Congressional Record recently without disclosing where he obtained it. Supposedly taken to Moscow in March, 1953, by Chinese Foreign Minister Chou En-lai, before the Korean War ended, the document says that "until we are certain of day at Walls Hospital. Mark Lucas, 53, and his son, Willie. 28, were thrown from the Commu- i car as it overturned. Mr. Lucas suf- nist Poland and Czechoslovakia, | fered internal injuries and his son along with India and Pakistan. The West quickly objected, charging that the Korean Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission had failed to work because of vetoes by its Communist members. is still hospitalized with a dislocated shoulder. Services for Mr. Lucas will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at should be avoided. It says the United States should be "isolated by all possible means." The paper predicts: Communist victory in Indonesia in two years, with Burma a nd Thailand joining the Red orbit soon after. Japan by 1960 A "peaceful revolution" in Japan among us?" In addition to criticizing those who cause "division," the President attacked "doubters" who "begin to fear other people's ideas" and "begin to talk about censoring the sources and the communication of ideas." "The honest men and women among these would-be censors and regulators may merely forget that the price of their success would be the destruction of that way of life they want to preserve," he said. "But the dishonest and the disloyal among them know exactly See IKE on Page 10 It cannot be amended on the floor. The legislation has little if any opposition. The Senate has not acted. Besides extending social security coverage to large new groups, the legislation would provide for increased benefit payments, larger annual contributions by employers and employes, and a more liberal income test for people already receiving payments under the il l /z- year-old program. j Memorial Holiday Deaths: 500 Plus By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation's violent death toll over the extended Memo- A major provision would boost from $3.600 to $4.200 the maximum j r jal Day holiday mounted past the 500 mark today. Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the i b V 19 60 with a "mere show of ' force" by the Soviet Union and Stores to Start Summer Hours Tomorrow Rev. Mr. Durham of Calumet. Burial will be .-in Maple Grove Cemetery. Born in Savannah. Tenn., Mr. Lucas farmed on the Ross Hughes' Farm west of Gosnell. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lona Mae Lucas; three other sons, R. B. Lucas of Henderson, Tenn., James Lucas Of Chicago and Thomas Lu- Foy Etchieson Named by NCC Blytheville Cotton Man to Be Delegate Blytheville cotton man Foy annual wage on which both benefits and taxes are based. At the present rate of 2 per cent — for both workers and employers—this means an additional payment of S12 annually into the social security fund by each covered worker making $4,200 or more and by his employer. I The new benefit structure would j ' boost monthly payments now bring made to an estimated six million persons by a minimum of $5. The new monthly minimum would rise from $25 to $30. Benefits Hiked Maximum monthly benefits for a retired worker would be hiked from $85 to $98.50. Those increases, affecting persons already receiving benefits, would become operative two months after the bill becomes law. Most of the other changes would Traffic accidents, a.s in other holidays, was the No. 1 killer. There were at least 345 persons killed in auto accidents from 6 p.m. Friday until Midnight Monday. The death toll on the highway Was more than 100 above the number killed in auto mishaps over a comparative period of time two weeks earlier and topped the 340 estimated by the National Safety Council in a pre-holiday statement. In addition to traffic deaths, 86 persons lost their lives by drowning and 70 others were killed in accidents of miscellaneous causes. In the two day holiday last year, China. By 1965, possibly. Communist | ton Council. Communist control- over India by Etchieson today was appointed a | become effective next Jan. 1. i voting delegate to the National Cot- For covered workers not yet retired, the maximum monthly bene- Practically all of Blytheville stores begin their "summer week" tomorrow when they close up at ! cas of near Gosnell; two daughters, noon Mrs. Letha Mae Shelton of Chicago and Miss Reba Lois Lucas of Gosnell: three brothers. Francis Lucas of Waterloo, Ala., Daniel Lucas of It will. be.the first of regular Wednesday afternoon closing for 'the merchants, who voted to do so through Chamber of Commerce Savannah, Tenn., and Horace Lucas Merchants Division polling. . of H ° u " d - Mo , ; _f. t . si5t *f' Mrs . They'll shut their doors every Frank White of Blytheville; and Wednesday afternoon through Au-1 hj s mother, Mrs. Mary Lucas of gust, bringing the half-holiday to an end in September. Announcement of the appointment i fit would go up to $108.50. It now peaceful means," then alliances j was made by E. J .Cure, president j j s $35 The top for a retired worker with Arabic countries and the Phil- i of the Arkansas-Missouri Cotton j and his wife _ if she is over 65> 'Trade Association. j Mr. Etchieson will fill the vacancy created by the death of B. j G. West, with whom Mr Etchieson has been associated m business. ^ Mr. -West was a merchant delegate to the Council from the Coun- Savannah. ippines. followed by revolution "over the whole continent of Africa." With Asia and Africa "disconnected with the capitalist countries in Europe, total economic collapse to follow in Europe with capitulation there a "matter of course." "Twenty years from now. world revolution will be an accomplished fact. If the United States should ever start a war, she would dd so before the liberation of Japan, the Philippines and India," the memorandum continues. would jump from $127.50 to $162.75. The maximum payable to any one family would be raised from the Persons already retired but having small earnings from part-time cil's organization back in the 1930's until his. recent death. Only other Mississippi County delegate is Noble Gill, a warehouse delegate. The five segments of the cotton industry—wa.rehousers, merchants, oil processors, shippers and spinners—are represented on the Council. Heroine Returns PARIS iJfi — Lt. Genevieve de Galard Terraube, the heroine of Dien Bien Phu, returned smiling today to her native France. "I am happy to be home and I am happy to see my mother," she said, speaking into a battery of radio and television microphones. Benson Says Flexible Plan Is Sound ST. LOUIS (#)—Secretary of Ag- ing new about flexible price sup- of support at 90 per cent of parity Inside Today's Courier News . . Red Sox Must Make Move Now . . . The Unbelievable Mu- •ial . . . First in a Series . . . Vukovich Pit Crew Deserves Share of .Credit in 500 Win . . . Sports . ".,. pajjes 8 and 7. . . . Authorities Have Chance to Improve Highways . . . Editorials . . . page 4. . . ... Communist Hungary Get* "New Look": Golf, Cars and Homes for Upper Classes . . . riculture Ezra Taft Benson today described the administration's proposed program of flexible farm pirce supports as one "that will be sound for farmers in the short- run and in the long-run." The x present program of rigid supports "taxes the American people for abundance only to deny them the full benefits of abundance," he said in a speech pre* pared for a meeting of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce. Won't Heed Warning Benson said he will not heed the warning of some that the administration's program is poor politics. "There should be no room for narrow partisan prejudices in this question," he said* "We are dealing with something that affects the welfare of all farmers—of all business—of all working people—of all consumers." The McreUw said Uier« i* act*- ports and that they have been a ! that it, does not provide, he said, part of the government's farm program for many years . "Prior to the Second World War," he -said, "we had flexible supports ranging between 52 and 75 per cent of parity. Even today we are supporting more commodities on a flexible basis than under the high, rigid plan. Not New "The record shows that all recent secretaries of agriculture have favored flexible supports. Mr. (Henry A.) Wallace did and still does. Mr. (Claude R.) Wickard did. Mr. (Clinton P.) Anderson did and still does. Mr. (Charles F.) Brannan did through at least a considerable part of his service." The present system of price supports, he said, "is resulting in back-breaking surpluses, and they are growing worse all the time." and "is leading us away from a balanced agricultural economy." Benson said the Commodity Credit Corp. is spending more than $700,000 a day just to store surplus commodities bought under the government's price support operations. Graphic Illustration The CCC now owns or has under loan enough wheat to provide the average family in the United States with 1,400 loaves of bread," he said, "enough cotton to make 117 shirts or 91 house dresses for each family—enough corn to provide six months' supply of pork and pork products—enough butter for a three months' supply." The program recommended by the administration, Benson said, would place more emphasis on <,he type of agriculture needed to produce th e kind of diets the American people want. work would get a break. Existing law cuts them off from . benefits for any month in which they earn more than $75 in covered employment. The proposed new law would let them earn at least $1,000 year from covered or uncovered employment. Above that, they would lose one month's benefits for each month in which they earned more than $80. As under present law, retired persons who are 75 years old or older are not affected. They may draw benefits regardless of how much they earn. Farmers Benefit Large new groups made eligible for social security coverage for the first time include farm owners and workers, many state and mu- See SOCIAL SECURITY on Page 10 Polio Vaccine Make-Up Shots Set for Friday A make-up clinic for all children who missed the third and final shot of the Salk polio vaccine this morning will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Polio Vaccine Center, clinic official said this morning. Some of the children missed the last shot because of school vaca- 501 were killed. The record Memorial Day death toll of 571 in a four-day period was set in 1950. Near Record This year's traffic toll was near the record of 363 in the three-day Memorial Day holiday of 1952. An Associated Press .survey of violent deaths was taken from 6 p.m. May 14 to midnight May 17, the same time span a.s the Memorial Day holiday, and showed a total of 243 traffic deaths, 50 drown ings and 66 miscellaneous deaths for a total of 359. The toll by states — traffic, drownings and miscellaneous: Alabama 981; Arizona 5 0 0; Arkansas 020; California 37 4 6; Colorado 3^2; Connecticut 511; Delaware 200; Florida 10 2 0; Georgia 700; Idaho 202; Illinois 31 3 6; Indiana 12 1 1: Iowa 221; Kansas 133; Kentucky 10 3 1; Louisiana 912; Maine 300; Maryland 310; Massachusetts 42-4; Michigan 20 9 6; Minnesota 540; Mississippi j 0 1 0; Missouri 9 3 4; Montana j 300; ! Nebraska 104; Nevada 101; New Hampshire 230; New Jersey 633; New Mexico 931; New York 13 4 3; North Carolina 1140; North Dakota 200; Ohio 16 0 6; Oklahoma 811; Oregon 801; Pennsylvania 11 3 4; South Carolina 410; Tennessee 820; Texas 14 2 2; Utah 2 1 0; Vermont 102; Virginia 650; Washington 5 0 0; West Virginia 300 ;Wisconsin 19 3 2; Wyoming 220; District of Columbia 100. Crash Fatal To Eight Guardsmen DULUTH. Minn. (fh—A Minnesota National Guard plane, bucking low visibility in a- heavy fog, plummeted into a gravel pit near the Duluth Airport last night, carrying eight troopers to their deaths and injuring six others, four critically. "We heard the roar of the plane's engines so close and loud we thought it was coming down our chimney," said Mrs. Russell Westberg, who lives about a city block away. "Then there were a couple of terrible crashes and everything was quiet." Lt. Col. Ralph M. Jerome, commander of the 179th Fighter-Inter- cepter Squadron, said the ship was returning from a practice flight to Indiana polis, where the 14 aboard had seen the annual Memorial j Day speedway race. j Jerome said bodies of five men were taken from the scattered wreckage and that three more had died en route or shortly after reaching hospitals. All but one of the victims was attached to the .squadron and lived in this area. Senator Says Informants' Names Included WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen, McCarthy refused to turn over to the McCarthy-Army hearings committee today the complete files on which Pvt. G. David Schine had worked. He said he would not because they contain the names of confidential informants. Roy M. Cohn, chief counsel for the McCarthy investigating subcommittee, had delivered the files a few moments earlier in a big cardboard box to Special Hearings Counsel Ray H. Jenkins. The hearings committee had fisked for documentary evidence of work performed by Schine for the subcommittee while on special passes from Army training. A subpoena was issued last week directing Cohn to produce All material in the subcommittee files on which Schine had worked. Sen. Mundt (R-SD), acting chairman, said he had issued the subpoena at the request of the Democratic subcommittee members. Later, however, Cohn said he would produce the material without any subpoena. He told the subcommittee today, after two staff aides lugged in the cardboard carton, that he was unable to say that it contained all (.he documents and papers on which Schine had worked. But he said it was all that staff members could get together over the Memorial Day weekend. Some of the papers in the box, he said, carried the names of confidential Informants, while other* did not. McCarthy spoke up to say he could not permit-the. hearings committee to take custody of the file* since they contain the names of informants. McCarthy insisted that he—not Cohn—had custody of the papers. McCarthy is chairman of the regular investigating subcommittee and Cohn is his chief counsel. McCarthy said he would be glad to give the hearings subcommittee the requested papers, but only after he had time to go through them and make sure names of confidential informants had been deleted. During his testimony Cohn denied today he ever threatenen to "wreck the Army" and bring about the dismissal of Secretary Robert T. Stevens if Pvt. G. David Schine was sent overstas. "Ridiculous and untrue." Cohn said of this earlier testimony by See McCARTHY-ARMY on Page 10 Elisho Adkisson Dies; Services To Be Tomorrow President Expresses Distress Over 'Very- High Highway Fatalities' WASHINGTON UP)—President Eisenhower today expressed distress over the "very high highway fatalities" on the Memorial Day week end and said something could be done about it if the nation puts its mind to the problem. The President made the comment tions. A true test cannot be made in congratulating Gomer W. Bailey 2 Appointments Announced by Jaycee Board Two new appointments were announced by the Board of Directors of the Junior Chamber of Commerce at a regular meeting of the organization last night. Elbert Johnson was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board created when Joe Bill McHaney was elected second vice president and George Anderson was appointed to board of directors of the state organization. Preceding the meeting, Keith Bilbrey, North Mississippi County agent, spoke to the group about the forthcoming visit of the tuberculosis mobile X-ray unit scheduled to be in Blytheville during the last week in June. Services for Elisha, Clifton Adkisson, Huffman farmer who died yesterday at Walls Hospital, will be conducted at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by the Rev. Amos Enderlin. pastor. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Adkisson, who was 82. had extensive land holdings at Huffman, where he had resided since about 1911. He was born in Brandenberg, Ky. Rosary services will be said at 7:30 tonight at the Adkisson home. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Adkisson; two sons, R. L. Adkisson and J. H. Adkisson, both of Huffman; a daughter, Mrs. Willie Reams of Huffman; a brother, C. E. Adkisson of East Prairie, Mo.; and four sisters, Mrs. Dean French of Charleston, Mo., Mrs. Betty Banks and Mrs. Glenn Tackett, both of Owensboro, Ky., and Mrs. T. Bowles of Tyler, Mo. Pallbearers will be Rex Hughes, Ben White, Joe Siebert, G. O. Poetz, Eddie Hagan and Irvin Harrison. Weather Forfeit Traffic Bonds George E. Hill, Lewis Taylor and Billy Mer/yman forfeited $19.75 bonds in Municipal Court this morn- unlftss the chiM received all three {of Denver, Colo., the trucking in-j ing on charges of displaying im rrc shot*, It was pointed out, jdustry's "driver of the year." J proper vehicle licenses, !».«. ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday; not so warm this afternoon;, cooler east and south to- the j night. MISSOURI—Clearing over state late today or tonight; Wednesday considerable cloudiness with scattered showers or thundershowers; cool this afternoon and tonight; little warmer Wednesday. Maximum yesterday — 90. Minimum this morning — 70. Sunset today — 7:07. Sunrle tomorrow — 4:48. Mean Temperature (midway bttweea high and low) — 80. Precipitation la*t 24 hour* to 7:00 a. m. today — nont. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date — 33.34. TnU Date Last Yeaf Maximum ysterrtay — 99. Minimum thie morning —'71. Precipitation January l to Oat* —

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