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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 63 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1954 TWELVE PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS FIRST AIR BASE BIDS TO BE OPENED JULY 23 McCarthy Agrees to Use Of Phone Calls in Inquiry Monitored Conversations To Go Into Public Record WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. McCarthy today agreed to permit use in the McCarthy-Army hearings of his monitorec telephone calls with Army officials. » McCarthy and Army Counsel Joseph N. .Welch agreed that all monitored telephone calls between Pentagon officials and senators, er's directive forbidding testimony on conferences between adminis tration officials. He said it also should recognize including McCarthy, should go into | McCarthy has taken the consisten the public record. Welch and McCarthy further agreed that efforts should be abandoned to make public calls involving other key figures in the dispute—calls between administration officials only, and calls involving Roy M. Conn and Francis P. Carr, aides to McCarthy. Private Conference " MCarthy and Welch had a conference outside the hearing room and returned to announce their understanding. Welch said the hearings subcommittee should recognize the "inescapable fact" that disclosure of calls within the administration is barred by President Eisenhow- stand that if these calls are not introduced, all the others should not be. McCarthy said he agreed with Welch but if the other senators were going to put their calls into the record, he would agree to put in his. The upshot of Welch agreement the McCarthy— unless over- The Mev. K. H. HaH Rev. Hall Heads TB Association Officers, Directors Named at Annual Meeting Here The Rev. E. H. Hall of Dell was elected president of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association at the annual meeting held last night at the Rustic Inn. Other officers elected to serve for three years with the Rev. Mr. Hall are James Gardner, The Rev. H. L. Robison and Mrs. U. S. Blankenship, vice presidents: Mrs. Ted Woods, secretary: Joe Evans, treasurer; Mrs. C. G. Redman, Atherton Hiett and William H. Wyatt, j turned by the subcommittee itself or later developments—would be that calls involving senators, including McCarthy, would be made public—but no others would be. The Welch-McCarthy understanding climaxed an hour's debate in the hearing room on the issue of the monitored calls. Uproarious Moment In one uproarious moment. Sen. Symington (D-Mo) shook a consent agreement for release of monitored calls at McCarthy and called on him to sign it. Chairman Mundt (R-SD) banged his gavel and called for order. "Now, Mr. chairman, let's don't try to get anybody off the hook here," Symington told Mundt. In another angry exchange, McCarthy demanded that Symington be required to testify under oath to conversations with Secretary Stevens concerning what McCarthy termed Army attempts to thwart hearings on alleged Communist infiltration of Army installations, j Symington had acknowledged earlier ttiat Stevens had approached him about the investigation just before Symington was to leave for Europe. Symington also stated that because of his interest in maintaining Army morale, he had suggested that the investigation be held up until he returned. At the outset of the day, Symington had lodged a motion that the investigating subcommittee direct McCarthy to give the FBI any names he has of suspected Communists or security risks working in defense plants or the federal government. His motion called also for the same orders to other members and the staff of the McCarthy Investigations subcommittee. Vote Deferred A vote on the motion was deferred because of the absence of Sens. Dworshak (R-Idaho) and Dirksen (R-H1). Chairman Mundt (R-SD) said they were attending important Appropriations Committee meetings. At special issue are the names of 133 alleged Communists McCarthy has contended he knows are working in defense plants, and a running dispute between his side and the Pentagon on the terms under which he would agree to send Brownell Urges Solons to Study Anti-Red Bills More Profitable Than Probing 'Affairs of Pvt. Schine/ He Says LOS ANGELES UP) — Atty. Gen. Herbert Brownell Jr. says it would be in the best traditions of American justice if Congress used a hundredth of the time studying proposed anti-Communist laws that it is using "to study the affairs of Pvt. Schine." It would also, he said last night, ''lead to carrying out President Eisenhower's promises that the full resources of our government are to be used to destroy the Communist menace here in America." This was the attorney general's nearest direct reference, in addressing the Los Angeles Bar Assn. to the Army-McCarthy hearings in which Pvt. G. David Schine is a key figure. Brownell said nothing concerning a statement in Washington yesterday by Roy M. Cohn. counsel for Sen. Joseph McCarthy's investigating committee, that Brownell or lis assistant "instigated' 'the hearings. Review Slated The attorney general told a newsman later: "I will wait until I get back to Washington and review .he whole picture before I say anything." One of the proposed laws, he , said in his speech, would permit I introduction of wire-tap evidence i igainst subversive's in court. Oth ers would remove the leadership of Communist-dominated unions he said, and help employers fire persons trained in espionage and abotage. He said 2,500 to 3,000 security risks have been separated from overnment employment since Jan- :ary 1953. "In every case we follow the American system of justice," he said. "We scrupulously preserve constitutional rights. "If it becomes necessary to cut corners, to use totalitarian methods, we'll lose the very thing we're fighting to preserve here at home. And we don't intend to cut those corners." Employes dropped, he continued, include persons subject to blackmail, perhaps having relatives behind the Jron Curtain: "chronic drunkards who can't be trusted with secrets; just plain blabber- FACTORY FOUNDATION — Workmen at the Chamber of Commerce industrial site yesterday began pouring the concrete footings for the building which will house Central Metal Products Co. Here a group of workers direct the concrete into forms as it flows from a truck. (Courier News Photo) $8,025,600 Now Released for Work On Blytheville Field Two fast-breaking developments OH Blythevilte airbase today settled much concern expressed here on A-k Foroa plans for reactivation of the field. First — The Corps of Engineers in -Little Rock announced the first specific date yet set on opening of bids when it said an estimated half million dollars in contracts would be let on the basis of bids to be opened July 23. Then — Gen. N. F. Twining, chief of staff for the Air Force, said in a letter to Sen. John McClcllan this morning that the Bureau of Budget has now released $8,025,600 for reactivation of the base here. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Both Base and Industry Should Be This City's Goal . . . Editorials . . . Page 4 ... . . . Hank Thompson, Willie Mays Blast 5taley for 13 Runs . . . Boxing: Bribery Attempt Reported, Denied . . . Legion Tops Shrine in Little League . . . Sports . . . Pa^es 6 and 7 ... . . . Geneva, City of Intrigue, Has Cloak and Dagger Atmosphere Unrivaled in Modern Times . . . Page 3 ... . . . Farm News . , . Pages 8 and 9 ... James Gardner, the Rev. H. E. Hall. Harold Walil, Bert Faulkner, Hays Sullivan, Dr. W. T. Rainwater, Mrs. T. N. Rodm?m, Mrs. Ursey and Dr. Eldon Fairley. Assault, Robbery Charge Filed Charges were filed in Circuit Court this morning charging Ben Arnold of Blytheville with assault and robbery in connection with attempting to rob the night attendant at Smith's Gulf Service Station at Arkansas-Missouri state line several nights ago. the attendance filed from the station when Arnold threatened him and people nearby came in answer to his shouts. Arnold was chased and caught in a nearby field and held until officers arrived to arrest him. Arnold h«* Mrved two prison terms on robbery charges, accortl- ln« to the itMttft'* office. AF Solar Generator Said Able To Provide Electricity for Home members at large of the executive) See M cCARTHY-ARMY on Page 12 ' curity risks." committee. In an address to the organization, D'r. W. T. Rainwater, said emphasis on control of the disease ha, changed and now must concentrati on location unknown active cases o: TB in the early stage. Tuberculosis is still a majo: problem, in spite of the past, present and future control, he said. Giving reports to the association were Judge Phillip Deer, nomination committee; Joe B. Evans, treasury: James Gardner, mobile x-ray unit: Mrs. Frances Gammill presentation of awards to seal sales chairman. New board members for the association are . Charles Moore, Mrs R. L. Houck, Ray Mann, Mrs. Steve Ralph, Kenneth Slucer, the Rev H. L. Robinson, Mrs. Wallace Hoke, Tom Callis, Mrs. Charles Wildy, C. H. Lorance. mouths: and persons associated with Communist-front organizations." He said, "Many of these maybe loyal Americans but not the type you would want to trust in your own business—not the type to trust with sensitive positions in our government. So we call them se- BALTIMORE P — The Air Force announced today development of a solar generator which when refined could convert sunlight into enough energy to run a home. The Air Research and Development Command said, the new generator evolved through research conducted by Donald C. Reynolds and Lt. Col. Gerard M. Leies at the Wright Air Development Center near Dayton, Ohio. Last April 25, Bell Telephone Co. unveiled a solar battery which converts sunlight into electricity through silicon transistors. Light striking razor-thin strips of silicon creates a flow of electric current in atoms in the strips. Both the Bell device and the Air Force generator are capable of storing up the energy taken from the sun. The Air Force generator uses cadmium sulfide, a yellow powder employed as a pigment in the manufacture of paint. The powder is processed into crystal form. The Air Force said a "wafer-thin slab" of the crystal, our feet by fifteen feet, would supply enough current to take care of a house. Col. Leies and Reynolds said n-eviously used substances failed to provide enough current to be practical.- The pilot model supplies a harge of one quarter of a volt nd can operate an electric clock. The alab capable of supplying th« power needs of a house could either rest on the roof or be built 1 ktto it, titt ARDC Announcement, said. The crystal in the first model is about the size of a sugar cube. '.'Attached to opposite sides of the crystal are electrodes, or terminals. A wire running from the positive electrode to a motor or battery and back to the negative electrode forms the circuit. That simple device is the solar generator," the Air Force said. Vietminh Scores 2 Successes HANOI, Indochina UP) — Communist-led Vietminh rebels scored two bloody successes in the Hanoi delta yesterday. One posed a new threat to the vital French lifeline between Haiphong and Hanoi. The other turned a Roman Catholic seminary into a battleground where hundreds died in hand-to- hand combat. Wave after wave of Vietminh troops crushed the stubborn defense of the 60 Vietnamese manning the garrison at Cho Moi, 24 miles southeast of Hanoi and only 9 miles south of the Haiphong- Hanoi road. Over this road are convoyed supplies ana equipment landed at Haiphong harbor. Cut off by the Vietminh for nearly three weeks and under almost constant rebel assault during the past seven nights, the de- enders smashed five assaults last night before the Vietminh tide overwhelmed them. How many Vietnamese escaped death or cap- ure was not known, a French high command spokesman said in recounting the battle. Seventy-five miles southeast of Hanoi, 3,000 Vietminh smashed heir way through the village of Ouanphungha against 1,000 Viet- lamese and a handful of volunteer Catholic militiamen who made a even-hour stand in the seminary. It was "truly a battle between 'ommunists and Catholics—reli- ious war, a French army spokesman said. EARTH MOVER — A large piece of earth-moving equipment is shown above as it shuttled about the Chamber of Commerce industrial site on South Elm Street yesterday, grading the site of the Central Metal Products Co. building. (Courier News Photo) Bennington Toll Raised to 102 QUONSET POINT, R. I. (jp> _ Death of another Bennington crew member early today raised the toll of the May 26 explosions aboard the big aircraft carrier to 102. The navy said Alton Lee Robinson, steward's mate seaman, of Cleveland Ohio, died in Newport Naval Hospital, Negro Woman Killed When Car Overturns Supervision Issue Still Blocks Truce By EDDY GILMORE GENEVA (AP) — The Indochina peace conference made another effort today to break its deadlock on the issue of how a proposed Indochina cease-fire should be supervised. The nine-party parley went into J Minister Georges Bidault reserved Romania Accused Of Prosecuting Jews WASHINGTON (/PJ—A top state Department official says Communist Romania has sentenced scores of Jewish citizens to long prison terms in recent months in order to use them as hostages to control Romania's 250,000 Jews. Dep. Under Secretary of State Robert .Murphy said yesterday the "widespread persecution" of Romanian Jews was a cause "for deep concern on the part of the Department oi State." HOLLAND, Mo.—Lillie Mae Phillips, 20. Chicago Negro, was killed yesterday afternoon when thrown from an automobile which overturned on a gravel road southwest of here near the Harry Brown Gin. Four children, including a niece and nephew, riding in the car received first aid treatment at the Kennett Hospital for scratches and bruises. ! Taken to Walls Hospital in Blytheville, the woman was pronounced dead on arrival. The children were Christine Phillips, 13, a niece; Johnny Lee Phillips, 12, a nephew; and Larry Stevenson, 4, and Ollie Smith, 8, all of West Herrnondale community. The accident occurred near the home of her brother-in-law, Clark Phillips, when the automobile which she was .driving hit loose gravel and rolled over several times. She is survived by h»r husband, Elza H. Phillips; mother, Hattic Harris; father Robert Harris: and two brothers, Robert H. Harris, Jr., and William Harris, all of Chicago. its 16th secret session, the last on planned before a long weekend re cess, to be followed by a sem public debate next Tuescay. High-level military represents tives of the two Indochina com mands also met in secret this af ternoon on the proniem or definin assembly zones for the regroupin of the rival armies after a cease fire. There was no immediate expla nation of the decision to hold a wnrestricted session Tuesday, bu it was known Western delegate, were fed up with what they labeled propaganda "tirades" by some o the Communists. One Western source said Pham Van Dong, vice premier of the Communist-led Vietminh, was the worst offender. Lecture on Manners The informant said Van Dong attacked the French so violently yesterday that France's Foreign for fu n crn] services, with Canton Funeral Home in charge. Scientists Group Hits Ruling on Oppenheimer WASHINGTON iff) The Federation of American Scientists says the ruling against physcist J. Robert Oppenheimer stems from a security system "now motivated more by risks of disclosure of information." Describing as "unfair" a special inquiry board's 2-1 finding that Oppenheimer is a security risk, the federation said in a statement last night that the Atomic Energy Commission should conduct a review as Oppenheimer has asked. "But beyond that," it said, "we urg_e .strongly that the entire machinery of security must itself come under review. Three Forfeit Bonds L. C. Taylor forfeited a $21.75 bond in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of overdrafting while Joliet Nelson forfeited $19.75 bond on a charge of improper state license and B. B, Goodman forfeited $10 bond on a charge of speeding. the right to reply this afternoon with a lecture on the manners delegates should observe in session. The idea behind the secret sessions was to sidetrack Communist propaganda speeches and to speed negotiations by sticking to concrete observations on the question before the conference. However, Western delegation sources said the Reds had not changed their tactics. Tuesday's meeting, though not open to press or public, will differ from the secret sessions in that each delegation will be permitted to hold news conferences afterwards and give a full account of the proceedings, including texts of speeches. The deadlock on the policing of any cease-fire seemed as hopeless as ever. Slight Gain The Communists gave ground slightly yesterday, agreeing with the West that the proposed neutral nations supervisory commission hould deal with all phases of the armistice. Previously the Reds had demanded the commission be con- ined to regulating the import of arms and troops into Indochina. But both sides still disagreed completely on composition of the commission. (No Communist nations, the West insisted; half the ommission Communist, the Reds •e plied). Two new difficulties arose. Viet Nam's Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dinh proposed ahtt he United Nations set up a supervisory commission. Red China's 'remier-Foreign Minister Chou En- ai flatly rejected U.N. mixing in ndochina, because the internation- 1 organization won't admit his overnment to membership. Chou also announced that his Invitations to bid on these iteti will be issued by the Little Roc office of the Corps ol Engineers o July 9. The items include: Crash n.n structural 1'ire station, gunrdhousi water distribution niuins. .sewag treatment plant and sanitary sew er lines. These will br included in tw bid invitations — one covering til buildings and another for the util I ties. Contracts are exped/ecl to awarded "shortly thereafter." th Engineers Said. This, it was explain eel, means 24 hours when possible. In his letter delivered to Sen. Me Clellan this morning, Gen. Twining said the funds released by the Bud get Bureau included $1,477,000 fo airman's barracks and mess hoi and $79.000 for the officers mess Contracts for this work will b awarded late this year, he said. Contracts for a total of $4,321,OQ( for concrete work, involving new runways are expected to bo aw ardecl between mid-August and th first of October. Gen. Twining said Activation Next July Seen Designs of hangars is scheduled be completed in January, the gen eral's letter continued, with con struction to start within 30 to 0 days thereafter. These hangars wil cost an estimated $600,000. Actual activation of* the bnst Gen. Twining' said will l-flke place sometime after July, 1. 1955. Bids for the firestation and guarc house will be opened ut 11:15 a. m July 23 and the utility work bids will be open itt 2 p. m. that day. All bids will be opened at Uie Old Post Office Building in Little Rock. More Bids Later Additional invitations l.o bid on other phases of reactivation con- si ruction will be Issued "in logical sequence thereafter, the Engineers said. Advance notices of the bid tn- vatations are scheduled to be sent \o prospective bidder today or tomorrow. Although contract-letting dates have been closely estimated at numerous times in the past in connection with Blytheville's off-again. on-again base, this is the first time that a specific dnte complete with times oj bid openings has been set. Total co«t of the base is scheduled to be about $12.000,00. An Air Force announcement May 21 said the base here would be und- 41 Entered To Date in Beauty Events er the Tactical Air Command and. that jet aircraft of the Ninth Air Force would be stationed here. However, no information was released on the specific type erf aircraft. At that time, the Air Force said total military and civilian personnel at the base would number about 2,000- An earlier breakdown of this figure released in April listed anticipated personnel including 225 officers, 1,160 airmen and 380 civilians. government categorically refuses o separate the problem of a set- ement in Viet Nam from ar- angemcnts for the other two In- ochina states, Laos and Cambo- ia. Western delegates made it Icar that problems of the three ssociated States must be handled eparately. They contend civil war xists only in Viet Nam, while aos and Cambodia are victims of Vietminh invasion. A total of 41 applications hav been received to date for the thre divisions of the junior and senio Miss Blytheville beauty contest sponsored by the Junior Chambe of Commerce. Tommy Westbrook contest chairman, said this morn ing. The contest is scheduled to take place next Thursday and Fridaj nights at 7:30 p.m. at the hig] chool auditorium. Divisions of the contest consist o the main event, the Muss Blythe ville contest, and two divisions foi he younger contenders. Junior Miss Blytheville and Mr. Jaycee President of 1974. Of the applications handed in, 20 have been for the Junior Mis Blytheville. 13 for Mr. Jaycee Pres- dent of 1974 and eight for Mis; Blytheville. Several girls have stated their intentions t>f entering the Miss Blytheville contest but have not filed applications yet, he said. The two junior divisions of the contest will take place next Thursday night with the finalists held over for a runoff Friday night during the Miss Blytheville program . Application forms and information can be obtained at Westbrook Family Shoe Store, Mrs. T. A. Folger, Mrs. Jim Smothermon, Mrs. J. L. ^ Westbrook or Tommy Westbrook'. Marine Plane Crashes SEOUL (/tp)—A U. S. Marine Flying Boxcar crashed at sea this afternoon about 20 miles east of Phang on the Korean east coast and one of nine passengers and crewmen was missing, the 5th Air Force said tonight. Housing Bill Now Faces Conference I) LI* •• ••••• Public Facilities Issue Is Chief Point in Dispute WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower's housing program, fresh from overwhelming victory in the Senate, was ready today for a Senate - House conference iai which public housing wa* the chief point in dispute. The senators late yesterday shouted approval of the overall lousing legislation providing liber- tlized government-insured credit or home buyers, a stepped-up ilum clearance program and new safeguards aimed at preventing future abuses i n government- aided housing. By a 66-16 count—the oniy roH- :all vote on the complex measure-hey also endorsed Eisenhower's Controversial request for authority o build 35,000 new public housing units a year over the next four /ears. House Rejected Plan The House version contains no uch provision, public housing: hav- ng been rejected there by a vote f 211-176. Chairman Capehart (R-Ind) of :ie Senate Banking Committee, an- ouncing a Senate-House confer- nce committee to work out a com- romise bill would start a week ;om today, predicted in an inter- iew that the joint group would kny at least some public housing nd that the House would accept Yesterday's Senate rollcall followed an unusual behind-the-scenes maneuver in which Republican and Democratic leaders joined hands so that (a) GOP chiefs could get smashing approval for an administration request and (b) southern Democrats could go on record without tangling with the segregation issue. It happened this way: Monsoon f Evict 2,000 COLOMBO. Ceylon (/P)—-Severe monsoon rains have driven 2,000 persons from their homes in the Galle area 70 miles south of this Ceylonese capital. Floods swept away houses and uprooted rubber trees. ARKANSAS — Fair, continued cool this afternoon and tonight, slightly warmer Saturday. MISSOURI—Fair thk afternoon and tonight; warmer wett and north; Saturday generally fair, windy and warmer; low tonight middle 50s. • Maximum yeaterday — M. Minimum thta morning — M. Sunset today — 7:0fe. Sunrise tomorrow — 4:4?. Mean temperature (midway 5e*w*««l high and low) — 67.1. Precipitation lat 24 noun *• 7:00 m. today — none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to dat* — 31.74. Thtt Date LMt T*fe Maximum yesterday — 91. Minimum this morning — 99. Precipitation January 1

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