The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 4, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 4, 1954
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FRIDAY, JUNE 4. 19S4 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Atmosphere Unrivaled in Modern Times By EDDY GILMORE GENEVA (AP) — Always a city famed for international intrigue and just plain spying, Geneva today has a cloak and dagger atmosphere rivaled by few cities in modern times. The reasons are obvious: The Swiss are neutral and intend to remain that way. Hence, they are interested in just about everything and everybody. The Russians are here by the scores and one can be sure their Intelligence and Counterintelligence Corps are well, represented. Late arrivals in the arena of international politics, the Red Chinese and the Koreans obviously have their gumshoe squads. And the fact that Geneva has plenty of anti-Communist Chinese and anti-Communist Koreans is making them all ultra careful. The British and French are quieter with their spying and counter- spying-, but this does not mean they are less effective. The Americans can centainly be said to have their cloaks, if not their daggers, hanging in the dark halls of this city by the bright blue lake. * * * Strange things are happening and there is a whisper be'hind the spotted palm of every hotel lobby. A high-placed delegate went to see another one. They had confidential matters to discuss. The man who made the call was surprised when he saw five men in the room—the man he'd come to see, and four others. "It's all right," said the host, "we can talk in freedom." As the caller opened his discussion, each of the four unidentified men in the room marched to a corner, unfolded a newspaper and began reading aloud. This presumably would foul up any recording device. While the two principals talked the four men, kept reading. When they finished, shook hands and said goodby the .our men folded their newspapers and walked quietly away. Another delegation here is armed with antilistening machines. These make a queer noise when turned on and are said to guarantee that the conversation in the room cannot i>e heard. There is another delegation that holds most of us private conversations in bathrooms—with the water running—which is said to be a sure way of making certain your conversation is neither listened to nor recorded. • * * A plumoer who had to call at Chou En-lai's villa to make a minor repair was met at the door by security guards, was accompanied to the room by them and his every motion was watched by two Chinese who stood only a yard away. Nearly everyone assumes that someone is reading all the mail coming into and going out of Geneva. For this reason the weather is a great subject of comment. Association with Communist Friends Is Big Point in Oppenheimer Security Case Decision By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON W) — You could suit yourself about associating with a long-time Communist friend if you worked in a department store. There's no law against it. The boss might fire you if he found out. But you'd still be free to take that chance. Suppose, though, you were one of the great atomic scientists, working for the government, and carrying around in your head secrets involving national security. Would you then be free to associate with that long-time Communist Iriend? That's one of the points in the decision which found Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer loyal but a security risk. Oppenheimer, director of the wartime atom bomb development arid a government consultant afterwards on atomic problems, was told last December he could no longer have secret information. Oppenheimer asked for a hearing to clear his name. The five- man Atomic Energy Commission appointed a special, three-man board to consider his case. It did, for weeks. It heard 40 witnesses and read 6.000 pages of testimony and evidence. This week it gave its verdict. It not only found him to be loyal but said he had a high degree of discretion and a great ability to keep secrets. Nevertheless, the board ruled 2-1 he should no longer be entrusted with government secrets. In short, it called him a security risk. Oppenheimer has asked the full AEC to review his case and reverse this finding. Oppenheimer became director of the bomb project in 1942. Before then, he had associated with Communists for years, attended Communist meetings, married a Communist and had a brother and sister-in-law who were Communists. His wife, brother and sister-in-law said they quit the party before 1941. Oppenheimer denied he was a member of the Communist party. The board called him a fellow traveler in the years before 1942. Then it told this story: Haakon Chevalier, friend of Oppenheimer, and identified years ago as a Communist by a Califor- nia state investigating committee, in 1943 tried to get atomic information out of Oppenheimer for the Russians. Oppenheimer turned him down cold. Oppenheimer didn't tell government security officers about this until months later, twice lied to them, finally told the full story. In 1950 Chevalier visited Oppenheimer two- days and in 1953 was visited by Oppenheimer and his wife in Paris. The scientist calls Chevalier a friend. The Doard said this "is not the kind of thing that our security permits on the part of one who customarily has access to information of the highest classification." The board made this explanation: the government has a security system. The only way in which it can work, and in which the .country can be safe, is if everyone like Oppenheimer, with his head full of secrets, abides by the rules. No individual can suit himself on how he observes the rules. There were some other points on which the board questioned Oppen- heimer's reliability as a security risk but it summed up this way: "Beginning with the Chevalier incident, he has repeatedly exercised an arrogance of his own judgment with respect to the loyalty and reliability of other citizens to an extent which has frustrated and at times impeded the workings of the system." Another ground on which the board considered him a security risk seems far less clear: Oppenheimer, who favored a well-balanced atomic program, joined with others in opposing an all-out effort to make the hydrogen bomb and argued against it in 1949. The board blamed him for not being "enthusiastic" about it after former President Truman made the decision early in 1950 to go ahead with the H-bomb. This raises a basic question affecting the country's future: How can any scientist be expected ever to give an honest judgment on anything if, as in the case of Oppenheimer. he may find his judgment used against him? Union's Office Workers Vote Against Union WASHINGTON (tfl — Employes at AFL Teamsters Union headquarters voted 28-1 yesterday against being represented by a labor union. The choice, in a National Labor Relations Board election, was either no union or the AFL Office Employes Union. The Teamsters Union had tried to get on the ballot, but withdrew when charges were threatened that it was an employer trying to represent its own workers. President Howard Coughlin of the Office Employes Union said the election result was "most surprising" and it was "an indictment of the teamsters when their own em- ployes do not desire to be represented by a union." Teamsters Vice President Einar Mohn said: "We'll recognize any union that our employes want. This may still turn out to be the Teamsters Union." One wife Wrote back to her delegate husband, "thanks for your letters. Geneva's weather must be wonderful, but isn't there anything else of interest there?" The press center has been dubbed the "House of Rumors". You can start one here and 15 minutes later you can hear it repeated to you at a hotel bar. With so many delegations in town as delegates to the conference, and at least a dozen others having representatives as unofficial "observers", keeping them straight becomes difficult. One visitor swears he has made several telephone calls and when asked what delegation he represents, invariably replies: "I'm Mr. So and So from the state of chaos." He snys the telephone operator has just as invariably replied: "Just a moment, I'll put you through." LITTLE LIZ- Many a fellow has got by or poor English if his Scotch wa« good. *NIA« Half Moon News DYESS NEWS Mrs. J. E, JACOBS Full Gospel Tabernacle Located on Corner of Lily & Vint Youngest Boy Preachers JUST 8 BIG NIGHTS! JUNE 6 THROUGH 13 Don't fail to hear Guinn Vaughan, only 14 years old, whose ministry bless both young and old and will attract great crowds at the Full Gospel Tabernacle. This great program will be managed by the Rev. S. D. Vaughn of Mena, Ark., father of the young minister. Services Nightly 7:45--Come Early to Get a Seat Paitor —M. D. MABRY Met Maintains 'Artistic Integrity' NEW YORK (#)—The financially hard-pressed Metropolitan Opera has turned down a S100.000 bequest from an amateur composer on grounds that, its "artistic integrity" is not for sale. The money was willed to the Met by McNair Ilgenfritz. wealthy Philadelphia reaj estate man who died in April, 1953, on condition it produce one of two operas he wrote— "Phedre"' and "Le Passant." The Met announced yesterday that its musical staff examined copies of Hgenfritz' scores and found them not up to Met standards. Despite the annual operating deficit of $400,000. directors decided that "under the circumstances and j as a matter of policy, the bequest i should not be accepted." Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Holland, Miss Alice Holland, Mrs. Van Sheldon and daughters, Pamla and Rachell, went to Dallas, Tex.. Wednesday night to visit their son, Robert and family. Miss Holland remained there where she is" now employed and the others returned Saturday. Several friends gathered Monday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Passmore to celebrate the birthday of Shelton Passmore. Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Ellen or West Memphis spent last week in the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Allen. Mrs. Doris Mitchell and son. David, arrived home last week from Hot Springs after spending the winter months with her uncle, J. D- Passmore, and family. Mrs. Mary Gabbeart left. Monday for Thornton, Calif., to visit her daughter, Mrs. Clifford Little. Lavell Cox and Darrell Holland left Monday for Little Rock to join the Air Force. M. S. Winningnam of Clinton, Ark., is here visiting his son, Ira Winningham and family for the summer. Mrs. Leroy Cannon of Memphis spent Wednesday and Thursday here with her family. Pfc. A. J. Appling of Port Campbell. Ky., arrived Saturday for a visit with his relatives. His wife and daughter. Marcia Ann returned with him Monday to make their home after several weeks here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shelton. Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Ford and sons of Wilson spent Friday night here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Hargraves. Willis George left Saturday morning for Benton Harbor, Mich. John Ramer and son, Bud leit Saturday for Michigan City, Ind- Billy Richard spent the week end here as guest of Dane Winningham. Lt. Dick Metcalf of Worchester. Mass., accompanied Lt. Sherman Peterson from Scott Field. 111., to visit Lt. Peterson's parents, the Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Peterson over the week end. Misss Nina Jan Peterson of Blytheville and Jackie Floyd of Hughes, Ark., were also guests of the Peterson's over the week end. The Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Otu are in Carlsbad, N. M., vl&iiing their -son. Kcnnoit OU.s, arib family. Their daughter. Miss Mary Frances Otts, who has been here visiting her parents, accompanied them lo Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Reed and children ol Vicksburg, Miss., arc here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W- S. Gray for the week. Misses Betty Faye Doss and Lavista Carraway accompanied Airman 2 c Jimnue Doss from Dallas, Tex., t o spend the week end with relatives. Miss Paula Watt and brother. David, are ill Brinkley. Ark., this week visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs, Nuthcn Mel via. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Balch and children spent Friday in Memphis. Miss Mary Lou Balch returned with them after spending several days with her sister. Mrs- J. B. Eanes and family. Mr. and Mrs. Fcstus Humphreys of Pontiac, Mich., spent the week end here as guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs, John Humphreys. Mr. and Mrs. Shannon and children spent Sunday near Joiner with relatives. Mr- and Mrs. W. L. Jacobs and son, Ronald Lynn spent the week end at Henderson. Tenn., with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Jacobs. Mrs. H. B. Balch returned to her home at Batesville Monday after spending two weeks visiting with her son. J. H. Balch at Dyess and Mrs. Bill Evans at Lepanto. Mr. and Mrs. James Burke of Oklahoma, City, Okla.. and Mrs. E. Crabtree of Brinkley, motored over to visit the W. W. Peterson family Sunday. Airman 3c Bobby Williams and Airmail Sic James Cooper of Ran- taul. 111., spent the week end here with Airman Williams' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Williams. Miss Alfreda Humphries spent Sunday with Miss Jo Ann Balch. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cash and children, Tom and Jo Ann, spent Friday night in Memphis as guests of their daughter, Mrs. Joe Garre tt. Lost; Strayed or Stolen Boston Bull Dog [4-Month Old Female] BLACK & WHITE Could you help return this bit of happiness to a little girl who loved this dog very much. Her daddy will pay a $10.00 reward for information leading to its return. Dog answers to name of "Money". Mrs. Paul Byrum, Phone 2-2275 Blythevilto PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. -15 BE IT RESOLVED by thu House Of Representatives ol the State or Arkansas, and by the Senate; a Majority of nil the Members Elected to Each House A^reelnR Thereto: THAT THE FOLLOWING Is hereby proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, and upon belnR submitted to the electors ol the State Tor approval or rejection at the next genera! election for Representatives and Senator. If a majority of the electors votlnp thereon, at such an election, udopts such amendment, the same shall become a part ol the Constitution or the State or Arkansas, towlt: SECTION 1. The Executive Dcpart- Mr. und Mrs. Bob Pliuluun and children of Myrtle Point. Ore.. spent, the past week with her parents. Mr. and Mrs, Ed Apain. Tlu\v \vt-iT iuvompanied homo, by Miss Boula Spain, who will spend the summer there. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmir Buck ot Corpus Christie. Tex., visited tho past week with his brothers, H. C. and Jack Buck. Mr. and Mrs,. Edward Duncan of Kansas City, Mo., visited her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Sprinner. Mrs. Duncan was the former Bobby Springer. Mr. and Mrs, Henry Ham spent the week end with their daughter, Mrs. Frances Howell and Mr. Howell of Reiser. Ollie Powers of Richmond, Cahl.. is here for the summer with his daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wilson. Mrs. Alice Dillard and son ot Saulisburg, Tcnn.. is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Irving Alexandra, nnd Mr. Alexandra. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mullins of St. Louis, Mo., visited his mother over the week end- Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Burrctt of Florida visited her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hatfield during the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Spencer and family from Sheridan, Mich., spent the past week with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Spain. Mrs. John Buck of Poplar Bin ft spent the week end with the families of H. C. and Jack Buck. GOING SOMEWHERE? * on a i/acation? atrip? •ot M * school in the M •• • < DREIFUS Complete Selection of Fine LUGGAGE Overnight Coses I Train Cases! 2-Suitersl and Others I Samsonitc Specially Priced Promt A_*K* *r $1 A, Week You'll Find Just What you want in Samsonile Luggage at the Price you want to pay. EASY TERMS DflEIFUS Meet Dreifus .W.'Wear Diamonds person having tho hlRhcat numbnr of I'ott'H for cacli of the respective of- do's slvnl) i)« fli-cliu'cd duly oU'oU'U thrri'to; lunl -sSvull InuDeclhiU'ly be- jdn hln term of ol'Mcr; t>ut 11 uvo. or more .sltiill bp ptjuiU. th<< IUt;licist In votrt; for the siimc office. one of Ihom nluill by cho.-teti by H John vote Of iKMh Houses of tlie Geiicnil Assi-in^y. aiul :v majority of »»ll UK; tnemberi, elected ahull bo necenBury to (i choice. SKC'l'lON 4 The Cirnnrul A.sM'inoiy '•hall meet In renuliir t.eN.tlon ol N!\- ty (IHH dnys. wtiU'h need not bt« i-im- tlnuouK. ut tho scut of novprnmeiu every two vonrj> on tlie first Monday In Kebnmry ot euoh odd numbered yiNir until said time be chunked by ln\v The members of the Oenerul Assembly .shull tvi-t'tvo n.s tlielr Milury the sum of Twenty-four Hundred Uol- htrs i52.-500.iii.ji, cxcf-pt t'le Speaker of (lit; Mouse Of Repl'Ofienlut'v*'^. who nhul) receive u;> his suhiry Tweiity- flvo Hundred and Fifty Dollurs i$2,550.00). for cueh period ol two (2) years piiyublt* nt Mich time nnd Hi Much manner AH the Oe.tieru) Atoom- bly may determine; and In addition to Mich Nuliiry the members of tho Cieiiornl Assembly Khali receive Ten c'ents dOci per mile for each mllo traveled in KOIIIK to and returning from tin: M-ut ot government ov«r the most, direct and practlcublc route. !ind provided, further that when nfdd members ure rctjulrcd to attend an extraordinary or upeclnl scvu.lon Ot the General AKbembly. they shall re- eolve in addition to salary herein provided, the sum of Twenty Dollars i $20.00> per dity for each day they arc required to attend, mid mllc- ;i(;e, at the same rate herein provided. SECTION ,Y There Is hereby created si joint nd Interim committee Of the General Assembly to be selected from its membership. us miiy be provided by liuv, for the purpose of conduct- Ins research into governmental problems mid making audits of Suite artiMicics The General Assembly shull UK tho amount of per diem and expenses of committee members and tho compensation itncl expense$ 01 the committee's employees. SKCT1ON 6. (iai Th« General Assembly «hnll from time to time provide lor the ruilarles and compensation of tho Justices of tho Supreme Court und for the salaries and expense*, of the Judges ot the Circuit and Chancery Courts ol this State; provided, that such salaries and compensation of the justices of the Supreme; Court and the salaries and expenses of tho Judges or the Circuit and Chancery Courtu snail not b« less than now provided by law. (b> me vn'tH'nu Assembly shall by law detormino the amount and method ol payn.erit of nullifies to the Com- inlKMoners of the Workmens' Com- pejjHatiou Commlshlon; provided, that the '.Hilary of any Commissioner shall not bo less than now provided by law let The General Assembly shall by law determine the amount and method, of payment of salaries of county of- llciuLs. Nothing Herein shall be construed as abrogating any right of the people, as the State of Arkansas under the Initiative und Referendum provisions of the Constitution of th« statutes of Arkansas. (di That Section 23 Ot Article XIX of the Constitution and Section 2 ot Amendment IX to the Contltutlon or tho Stato of Arkansas be and the same are Hereby repealed. SECTION 7. That Section 30 of Article 7 of the Constitution of the State of Arkansas Is amended to read i\s follow: "h'or every five hundred elector* there shall be elected one justice of the peace, but every township however small, .shall have two Justices of the peace." SKCTiv^ o This amendment shall ho In force upon Itn adoption and shall not. require legislative action to put it Into force smd effect. Approved March 26. 1053. C G HALL Secretary of State m.en t 01 tnis State consist of H Governor, Lieutenant Governor. Secretary of State, Treasurer of State. Auditor of State. Attorney General and Commissioner of State Lands, all of whom shall keep their offices at the scat of Government, and hold their offices for tlu: term of two years and until their successors are elected und qualified. SECTION 2. The annual salaries of ;>uch State officers, which shall be paid in monthly installments shall be a« lollows: The Governor, the sum of" Pit teen Thousand Dollars < $15.000.00); the Lieutenant Governor, the sum of Three Thousand and Six Hundred Dollars ($3,600.00): the Secretary of State, the sum of Seven Thousand and T\vo Hundred Dollars ($7.200.00): the Treas- j urer of State, the sum of Seven Thousand and Two Hundred Dollars ($7,200.00;; the Auditor ot State, the sum of Seven Thouand and Two Hundred Dollars ($7,200.00); the Attorney General, the sum of ElRhi Thousand Dollars (J8.000.00); and the. Commissioner of State Lands, the sum of Six Thousand Dollars ($6.000.00) SECTION 3. The above mentioned State Officers shall be elected by the qualified electors of tho Stntc at Inrpje at the time of the regular general election for voting for members of the General Assembly; tho returns of each election therefor shall be sealed up separately and transmitted to the scut of government by the returnInR officers not later than the last day of November of the year In which the election Is held, nnd shall be directed to the Spcnk- er of the House of Representatives, The General Assembly shall convene In special session on the first Monday in December of the year in which the members of the General Assembly are elected and shrill be In session for a period not to exceed three days, unless called Into special session by the Governor. At such session of the General Assembly, nnd upon both HOIKSCB being organized, the Speaker of the House of Representative* shall open and publish the votes cast and Riven for each of the officers hereinbefore mentioned, In the presence of both Houses of the General Assembiy. The WEST 11UV ST. ONLY PER WEEK LCO NEWEST 1954 FEATURES! Really Useful Storage "k Full-WidfhCrispcrCov«r«d Doer ___ Holds Full Quart by Glass to Seal in Moist Bottles of Milk Full-Width Freexing Compartment holds 32 Ibs. of Frozen Foods Cold and keep foods fresh Double Utility Trays Smart "Key largo" Color if Big 8.1 cu. ft. capacity if 5-Year Protection Plan 12 New 1954 PHILCO Refrigerators — up to 12 Cu. Ft. Priced from Blytheville Ark. Furniture Phone 3-4409

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