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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 5, 1954
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BLTTHKT1LLH (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNS I, 1W4 Congressmen Testify In Trial of Puerto Rican Nationalists WASHINGTON (AP) — A waitress and five cohgress- mea, three of them still favoring wounds, have added their testimony to the government's case against the four Puerto Ricans in the pistol attack on the House of Representatives March 1. The waitress, Mrs. Alice Fisher, was m the witness chair yesterday as U.S. District Judge Alexander Holtzoff called a halt for tbe weekend. She will be back for more cross-examination when the third doy of th< trial opens Monday Mrs. Fisher—like her co-worker, Mrs. Catherine Schull, who testi- fied Thursday—picked out the four defendants as the "untidy" customers she served at Union Station Coffee shop about noon the day of the shooting. Mrs. Lolita Lebron, 34, and the three young men also arrested after the wild shooting spree—Rafael Cancel Miranda, Andres Figueroa Cordero and Irvinp Flores ysszgu Rodrie—sat expressionlessly throughout this testimony. First Hand Accounts They received calmly the vivid firsthand accounts given from the witness chair by Reps. Clifford Davis (D-Tenn). Ben F. Jensen (R-Iowa) and George H. Fallen (D-Md)—all of whom were wounded—and Reps. Louis E. Graham A statewide Baptist Training Un (R,.p a ) a nd James E. Van Zandt (R-Pa), who were there at the time but not hit. Negro Baptists To Hold State Meeting Here i ion and Sunday School Congress t( be conducted by Negro minister and laymen will open at 7:30 p. Monday in Blytheville. The annual meeting will continu through Friday with sessions to be held each day and at night. Meet ings will be held at Harrison High School and at True Light Mission ary Baptist Church, which is hos church for the congress. Some 400 Negro churchmen from to attend. Study courses and business sessions wiH be held,,with election of state officers also scheduled. Rev. J. W, Speight, pastor oi T*ne Light Church, is host pastor STEVENSON sod spiritual suffocation that man has sp«ot miltenia trying to escape. "Why then all this abuse and criticism? Why then have we been afraid of ourselves? though the whole of this nation is a security risk? Why have we given ki to tbe bleatings of those who , insist that it is dangerous for a *o bave an idea in his head?" "The horror of our time in history," he said, "is that things are wotve tfcan ever before. There is no peace; We are besieged and we ire rattfed." Stevenson's nationally televised qpeech was divided into two parts, whioh he entitled '"Hooray for America' and 'Look Out, America."' It was the final event of a Columbia bicentennial conference Policies for Education, Health, and Social Welfare." President Eisenhower, a former president of Columbia, addressed a bicentennial dinner held by the vntrerafty last Monday. With The Court CHLCUIT— (Civil) Roy Morgan a-nd Lucille Morgan vs. Federal Compress and Warehouse Co., Portageville, Mo., and Joe Marshall, automobile accident damages, $1,500. NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OP MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF No. 2,231 J. C. Fain, deceased. Last known address of decedent: IT. S. Army in Korea. Date of death: October 10, 1950. The undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate of the above-named decedent on the 30th day of March, 1954. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published the 5th day of June, 1954. HARVEY MORRIS, P. 0. Box 548 Blytheville, Arkansas. Oscar Fendler, Attorney for Administrator. 6/5-12 The four defendants, who have said they wanted to dramatize their demand for full Puerto Rican independence, have entered pleas of innocent They are charged with five counts each of assault with intent to kill and five charges each of assault with a dangerous weapon. Each faces, if convicted, a possible maximum, sentence of 75 years in prison. Rep. Kenneth . Roberts (D-Ala) also wounded, gave his testimony Thursday and Rep. Alvin H. Bentley (R-Mich). the most seriously hurt at the time, is expected to be called next Tuesday. Graham and Davis pictured Mrs. Lebron as a snarling, screaming, flag-waving leader of the pistol attack from the House visitors' gallery. They also testified Cancel was aiming Davis* way when the Tennesseean was wounded. Van Zandt told the court his "military instinct"—he is a reserve Navy captain and veteran— led him to the "scene of action." He said he raced up from the house floor to the gallery and helped collar and disarm Cancel and Figueroa. 3 Midshipmen Face Security Investigation Naval Commissions Delayed; Blytheville Man Graduates ANNAPOLIS, Md. Ml—An Arkan san was among three midshipmer who graduated from the U. S. Na val academy yesterday but wer undergoing security checks befor being granted commissions. The Navy Bureau of Personnel in Washington identified the midship men as Paul Shimek Jr., of Hazen Ark.; Peter Yadlowsky, Jersej City, N. J.; and Harold Irving Pil lack, Hartford, Conn. Those three out of the graduating class of 854 will not go into service but will go home and await results of the investigations, said the Navy Bureau. The three midshipmen, like th rest of the class which included eight other Arkansans, receivec diplomas. Shimek's parents live about eigh miles outside of Hazen and have no telephone. They could not be reached for comment. yesterday include: Scott Ray Foster, 22, of Blue Mountain. John W. Everett, 24, Blytheville Joe Mook, 23, El Dorado. James Elmer Brewer, 23, Flippin. Walker Winston Lambert, 23 Holly Grove. Clyde Dixon Dean, 28, Route 4, Little Rock. Charles Edward Powell, 22, Nashville. Arthur S. Mobley, 24, Rogers. Deaths Hezekiah Smith Services for Hezekiah Smith, 37, who died at his home near Luxora this morning, will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at Home Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. I. H. Harvey. Burial will be in Sandy Ridge Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Smith: a daughter, Catherine Smith; two sons, Hezekiah Smith, Jr., and John T. Smith, all of near Luxora: five brothers, Sylvester Booth of St. Louis. Joe Booth of Benton Harbor. Mich., Herbert Booth of Humbold*, Tenn., and Alex and Edward Booth, both of Osceola; and four sisters, Idella Moore of Benton Harbor, Mich., Ina Wright of Molwaukee, Wis.. Louise Booth of Lecompte. ,ena Ross of Luxora. Miss.. v and Le/a Wilson Services for Lela Wilson, who died Wednesday at her home on Boone Street here, will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow at West End Baptist Church by Rev. O. C. Johnson. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Ceme- ery with Home Funeral Home in charge. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Golden Gate chapter of the astern Star, No. 365, with Roberta Knowles, worthy matron in charge CONFERENCE (Continued from Page 1) and South Korea. A conference source said the purpose of the restricted session was to "find the most elegant means of breaking off the Korean talks" in view of the apparently irreconcilable positions of the two sides. The informant said the 16 U. N. Allies yesterday discussed their "strategy for adjourning the Korean phase of the conference." One Western source said "the Communists will never make a concession liable to endanger their absolute hold on North Korea. The only possible progress would be by way of still further concessions by the West — and we already have made enough of those." Eden in London British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden flew back to London last night. He is not due back until Tuesday when the conference is expected to switch to Indochina. With the first semi-public session after a series of closed door meetings. The unrestricted session was demanded by Russia's Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov who had expressed annoyance ocver failure of i many delegations to maintain con-' ference secrecy. The Indochina talks have been making little percptible progress, but both sides seemed reluctant to talk yet of breaking off negotiations. The conference here has been stalled over Communist demands for a foothold in th Associatad Indochina State of Laos and Cambodia and for Red participation in IN NEW ROLE—Rex Bell, cowboy idol ot the silent film, and Clara Bow, the "It" girl, relax in Reno, after Bell learned he won the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor of Nevada. He hopes to be elected so he can become a "good-will ambassador" for the state of Nevada. Mississippi River Toll Bridge Possibilities at Helena Studied LITTLE ROCK Iff) — Arkansas Eldridge said he wasn't certain Highway Director Herbert Eldridge said today that preliminary plans are being made for a survey requested by the Mississippi Legislature on feasibility of a toll bridge across the Mississippi River from near Helena, Ark., to Friar's Point, Miss. The Mississippi Legislature appropriated $15,000 for half i,he cost of the survey, which would be supervised jointly by the Arkansas and Mississippi Highway Commissions. Blytheville Man To Get US Degree Jack T. Jenkins of Blytheville will receive a master of science degree m social work at spring commencement exercises of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville Monday. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Mr. Jenkins served with the Child Welfare Division of the Arkansas Department of Public Welfare in Little Rock and was a child welfare worker in Ouachita Bounty before entering the University of Tennessee's School of Social Work. He specialized psychiatric social work. international control Indochina armistice. of a future hower Camp arrived David, late yesterday at named for their grandson, for a weekend of rest. (Continued from Page H vigorously for this plan. Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey said it would encourage more private in- estment to build up the nation's ndustry and also would be a start oward ending double taxation of orporate earnings. Some Democrats have assailed he dividend relief as a rich man's enefit. whether it would be necessary for the Arkansas Highway Commission to approve a similar expenditure for the Arkansas share. He said he believed that the Arkansas commission, which meets June 24, would "go along." The Arkansas commission last Oct. 29 committed itself to construct the long-talked bridge if Helena and Phillips County interests donated right of way and contributed one million dollars toward the estimated l. l / 2 million dollar cost. An appropriation by the Mississippi Legislature was one of the possible methods suggested for raising' the million dollars. The Mississippi lawmakers didn't make such an appropriation but asked instead for the joint survey. The proposed toll span already had been declared economically feasible in studies made by the University of Arkansas. The Arkansas Commission proposed to ifisue 4 millions worth of construction bonds and add another two million dollars from other available funds. The bonds would be retired from tolls. LITTLE L/2— A pedestrian is a fellow who Is constantly in danger of being hit by a car or a woman with on open umbrella, Forfeits Speeding Bond Clarence Garner forfeited $10 bond in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of speeding. HEADQUARTERS FOR PLAY EQUIPMENT Swings, Slides, Sand Boxes and Monkey Climbs Hub bard Hardware 1-TON Air Conditioner Latest Model $^f[f^S Save $700 /77 Hubbard & Son Furniture President at Camp David THURMONT, Md. UP) — President Sisenhower took it easy today at his Catoctin Mountain lodge. The President and Mrs. Eisen- Paint Closeout Many Types and Colon I Price Hubbard Hardware COURIER NEWS in Osceola, call BILLY BEALL, 567-J RADIO AND TV SERVICE Now we Hove added A Radio and Television Repair Service to our Business. Jimmy Gean who ho* had many years experience in Radio and Television repair work, recently joined our staff and stands ready to give you the best in radio and TV service. OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT! JUST CALL 3-4596 ROSE SALES CO 121 SOUTH 21st STREET McCarthy-Army and his staff sought preferential treatment for Schine after he entered the Army, and McCarthy counter-charges that the Army used Schine as a "hostage" to halt investigation of communism in Army installations. McCarthy has stepped off the inquiry group while it looks into the row. In quick order: 1. SUDCommutee senators voluntarily placed transcripts of their monitored conversations with Stevens into the hearing record. 2. McCarthy demanded that Symington remove himself as a "judge" in the inquiry and step aside from the group because of his "secret" alignment with Stevens. 3. Symington told reporters he had "not the slightest intention" of disqualifying himself, asserting "there's, nothing defensive about me." He challenged McCarthy to take the issue to the Senate floor. 4. Roy.M. Cohn, a principal in the hearings and chief counsel of the McCarthy subcommittee, reversed his previous stand against releasing his calls until the Army put its calls within the executive branch into the record, too. McCarthy, just before the hearing adjourned late yesterday, said he had advised Cohn not to "play with a stacked deck" and release his calls. But he said if Cohn wants to, "it is up to him." Cohn said he would also probably have the consent of Frank Carr, McCarthy staff chief, to put his calls into the record as well as his own. He said Schine had already consented to the release of his one telephone conversation with Stevens. McClellan was absent part of yesterday departing for Arkansas but said before leaving he would seek to place his calls in the record Monday. That left in dispute only transcripts of conversations between Stevens and Army Counselor John G. Adams, Stevens and Maj. Gen. Kirke B. Lawton, commander of Ft. Monmouth, N. J., and other calls between executive branch officials. The Stevens-Adams and Lawton calls have been an insistent point with the McCarthy side. But Army Counsel Joseph N. Welch and McCarthy seemed agreed that they were covered by President Eisenhower's directive against disclosure of conversations within the executive department, and hence pvobably were were not going into the record despite McCarthy's de- Southern Baptist Convention Supports Segregation Ruling ST. LOUIS I/PI — The Southern Baptist Convention last night declared its support of the Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation in public schools and' called for acceptance of the ruling "in the spirit of Christ." The convention adopted by a standing vote a statement describing the ruling as "in harmony with the constitutional guarantee of equal freedom to all citizens, and with the Christian principles of equal justice and love for all men." With some 9,000 persons attending the convention session in Kiel Auditorium, only about 50 persons voted against the stand recommended by the convention's Christian Life Commission. A roar of applause greeted the decision. Then the messengers (delegates) from the convention's 23-state territory joined in singing the hymn "He Leadeth Me." The commission commended the Supreme Court for deferring enforcement of the decision "until the nation shall have had time to work out methods by which transition from the present practice may be effected." Convention recommendations on this and other issues are not binding on any Southern Baptist churches or members. Under the convention constitution, messen- gers to the convention have no power to commit their local churches on any issue. Speaking in favor of the pronouncement on the segregation issue were the Rev. Dr. J. B. Weatherspoon of Louisville, Ky., chairman of the Christian Life Commission, and the Rev. Dr. A. C. Miller of Nashville, Term., the commission's executive secretary. If we disapprove these recommendations," D r. Weatherspoon said, "we are saying to the United states of America, 'Count the Baptists out in the matter of equal justice'." W. M. Nevins of Lexington, Ky., 81, told the convention he believed in equal rights "but I don't believe the Bible teaches and the Lord approves amalgamation of the races." The convention, attended by about 25,000 persons, ends at noon today. TAKE IT HOME! 1/2 Fried $-100 CHICKEN I Razorback Drive-In mands to th contrary. The senator told reporters that i in advising Cohn against turning in his calls, he was thinking particularly of getting calls "to or from Bill Rogers" in the controversy. McCarthy has contended repeatedly that if perjury develops from the under-oath hearings. Any prosecution would have to be recommended by the Justice Department wrere he alleges much of the Stevens stratgy was worked out. 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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS For The COURIER NEWS In Caruthersville, Mo. CALL EUGENE CARNELL Caruthersville 473

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