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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 67 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 1954 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS West Feels Red Terms 'Kill' Peace Molotov Raises New Issues and And Charges GENEVA (AP) — Western diplomats asserted glumly today that Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov had all but killed chances of peace in wartorn Indochina by his latest policy statement. Outlining his ''peace terms" late yesterday to the nine- party Indochina conference, Molotov not only raised new issues but leveled charges which aroused Western resentment. Western leaders prepared to voice their reaction formally at another Indochina session today. A tJ. S. spokesman called the Molotov speech "purely destructive." A British spokesman said it contained nothing helpful. The French called it ''extremely aggressive" and said it contained "provocative terms." Western delegates were as much disturbed by the hostile remarks in Molotov's speech as by his actual proposals. He accused the United States of masterminding a plan to undermine the Geneva conference and extend the Indochina war. He criticized the policies of Premier Joseph Laniel's government, which is now facing a severe test in the French National Assembly. French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault hastened to Paris immediately after Mclotov's speech to take part this afternoon in the assembly debate on Indochina. Threat to French A U. S. spokesman declared | Molotov's speech was Symington Agrees to Testify After Exchange with McCarthy Wisconsin Senator Accepts Challenge WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Stuart W. Symington offered today to testify in the McCarthy-Army hearings if Sen. McCarthy will agree to a special Senate investigation of his financial dealings. McCarthy declared he was willing. Denouncing- Symington's chal- the Communist.?, but won out., lenge as "a vicious smear." Me-1 Symington demanded that Ctirey Ouhv snid he \vns glad it was j be called as a witness because he made on television "so millions of j "knows the story in complete de. -..NP can see how low a man can i tail'.' sink — I repeat, how low an alleged man can sink." At another point, McCarthy said had taken up the line of the Daily Worker, which McCarthy said has been belaboring him for years about old charges of mal- fea$ance in office. Acting Chairman Mundt tR-SD) Chairman M u n d t commented that the hearings might run into the winter if all persons mentioned by Symington and McCarthy were called as witnesses. Symington recalled testimony by Colin that David Greenglass. a member of the Rosenberg spy ring had quoted Julius Rosenberg as broke in to criticize both Syming- j .saying he—Rosenberg—had stolen ton and McCarthy for what he; the proximity fuse from Emerson WORK ON FACTORY PROGRESSES — Pouring of footings on the Central Metal Products Co.. building here neared completion yesterday afternoon in preparation for erection of foundation walls. Picture above shows foo-ting in foreground and bulldozer working on packed earth fill in background. The company hopes to begin operations in the Elm Street building in August. (Courier News Photo) French Attack as Reds Paving District Strengthen Pincers |Reports Okayed By City Council Jled "a waste of time" in the I'ent proceedings. said it was difficult for HANOI, Indochina (AP) — French planes, tanks and ar to! tillery pounded small concentrations of Communist-led Viet- have an unfavorable impact on {minh guerrillas in this Red River delta today. French public opinion, which threatens to overturn the shaky Laniel government. The main rebel forces mean- Dinh Cau, 35 miles northwest of while took a firmer hold on their Hanoi and the June 14 exchange Western hopes received their biggest jolt when Molotov got down to the Communist terms for an Indochina peace. Some quarters had expected him to make important concessions, but instead he toughened his stand and raised new issues. He proposed that the conference begin discussions immediately on a political settlement in Indochina without waiting for agreement to end the fighting. Other delegates thought they had gotten around this difficulty when the Communists agreed three weeks ago to give priority to the cease-fire discussions. Molotov, however, said the time had now come to begin parallel talks on both military and polit.'cal questions, perhaps rotating from one phase to the other on alternate days. Molotov also reiterated the Red position that the problems of the three InJochinese states of Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia are identical and should be taken up together. Delegates from Laos and Cam- i bodia have threatened io waik out j of the conference if their problem i LS lumped with that of Viet Nam. Backed by the Western nations, they contend there is civil war in Viet Nam, but that, their own terri- See CONFERENCE on Page 9 semicircle of positions just outside the delta defense perimeter, strengthening* the pincers they are expected to try to close soon around this war capital. A French high command spokesman said upwards of 100 Vietminh were killed or captured in mopping-up operations within a few miles from Hanoi. French Union losses were relatively light, the spokesman added. The French announced they would return 267 seriously wounded and ill Vietminh troops June 11 and another 302 June 14. Exchange Points Set The prisoners are being returned in exchange for wounded French at the bridge crossing the Thu Bon River, a few miles south of Tourane. The agreement 'on "exchange points was received today from Vietminh headquarters in answer to the offer radioed by the French June 2. Under the agreement, all hostilities will stop in both areas from midnight before the exchange to the following midnight. In Indochina's other major city. Saigon, residents were awakened early today by the booming of artillery fire as French Union troops beat back an attack on a pos.t four miles away. The French command said the Work Due to Cost $69,128; Motorcycle Officer to Be Named -The City Council lasV'nighT'ap proved the reports of the commissioners of paving; and gutter improvement districts which set a total cost of $69.128 on work to be donee on streets in north Blytheville. Three improvement districts were established by an ordinance May 12 with Robert Bennett, Elmer Norman and F. E. Scott named as commissioners. Streets to be paved in the district are Rollison, Hardin. Pecan and Adams Streets between Tent!and Highway 61 and Seventh am Union forces which the Vietminh ' attackers were not numerous and Ninth Streets between the east-west hiin to find ways to stop "this mid- mdrning madness." ..Symington dared McCarthy to go before a special Senate Committee — which Symington suggested that Vice President Nixon appoint — to answer questions raised by a Senate Rules subcommittee in its report on a 1952 inquiry into McCarthy's financial dealings. Symington proposed McCarthy sign a written agreement with him. McCarthy didn't sign it but said "if it is necessary to have n special committee to re-investigate these smears, I will now make a firm commitment to go before that committee to answer the smears." The possibility that any such hearings will be held is remote. The Senate itself would have to vote such a procedure, irrespective of any agreement Symington and McCarthy might make. in St. Louis. Symington said the reference actually was to the Emerson Radio Co.. not to the Emerson Electric Manufacturing Co. of Missouri. Specifically, Symington, Missouri See McCARTHY-ARMY on Pape 9 Upturn in U.S. Economy Seen Economic Council Chairman Predicts More Work in Fall WASHINGTON Iff) — President. Eisenhower's chief economic adviser says the nation's economy is poised for an early upturn, spurred came to question Roy M. chief counsel to McCarthy's investigations subcommittee who was in the witness chair. When McCarthy's turn came to Question Cohn. McCarthy posed a Symington popped out with his • by new developments in defense .Challenge to McCarthy when his ! and business expansion spending, to question Roy M. Dr. Arthur F. Burns, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, told a news conference yesterday that if unemployment follows its Uvsual seasonal pattern, there would be about, four lengthy question which amounted million jobless by July. That would to an attack on Symington. j be nearly 700.000 more than the The question assailed Syming- j government has reported as out of ton's handling of a threatened | work last, month. Burt Burns said he expects a rising trend of business activity r,o whittle unemployment sharply in the fall. Encouraging Signs "There is evidence that the de- THIS SUITS ME — Two of the entrants In the Miss Blytheville' beauty pagennt look over swim suits in preparation for the contest Friday night sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Fio- Lured above are Lindfi Taylor deft.) and Nancy Ham by as they try on suits at the New York Store. The Junior division of the contest for the selection of Junior Miss Blytheville and Mr. Jaycee President ot 1974 will have the first elimination at the high school auditorium" tomorrow night. Final selection of the youngsters will be held Friday ni^ht along with the judging of the Miss Blytheville pageant. {Courier" NCWR Photo) allowed to be evacuated from the fallen French fortress of Dien Bien the encounter was a minor one. Units of the Sais'on arrison strike during World War II at a St. Louis plant then headed by Symington. "Deal" Hinted McCarthy wanted to know if 'hese facts did not tip the public :s to why Symington had repeated mis morning "all the old smears" and why Symington had tried to cline has leveled off," Burns said. "The records indicate an earlier upturn. . . . There are very en- Phu. came to the rescue of the post, the The June 1 exchange will be at command said. High Cost of School Equalization Cited streets. _, 'rtUU VViiV OVUJtU^LUlJ Ilil U M JC"U IUJ*-*K ILJ1 ** 4 ••- J.»iv4\_ *i-^ v\»» *,**The Council also approved the; t the Democratic party to force j couragins: signs for an over-all renaming of Byrom Morse, James"" Terry and C. G. Redman as as- will sessors for the district. They assess the property and tell each property owner how much his share of the construction cost, will be and how it is to be amortized. Also approved last night was the purchase of a second hand motorcycle from Dr. John Elliott for $250. The cycle is to be used by the city police in traffic enforcement. a halt to his investigation of com-1 covery in the near future in non- munism, through the current hear- ! agricultural industry." Inside Today's Courier News . . How Lonp Will Braves' Honeymoon at Home Last? . . . If Not Ho.can, Who Is Next U.S. Open Champion? . . . Sports . . . pages 10 and 11. . . . Oscoola News and Fea- liJirr . . . pa Re 3. . Guided Missiles Warfare Would Be Global Suicide . . . Editorials . . . pace 8. 43 Enter Beauty Pageant A total of 43 contestants have signed up to participate in the Miss Blytheville beauty pageant and The Poisoned People: Ra- ! the tw ° J unior divisions sponsored ings. Burns covered virtuallv all as- McCarthy's question. In hypothet- ; pecLs of the economy In the course ical form, .suggested a "deal" was • of answering reporters' questions, made to settle the strike with a man named "Senter," since jailed. Symington said McCarthy's "new diversion" consisted of charges which McCarthy had presented to the people of Missouri in , . i traffic officer has not yet been i he 1 » 5 ° campaign.)Symmpton de- Bidault Says Truce Chances Not Exhausted PARIS !.•?—Foreign Minister Georges Bidault said today the chances for a truce in Indochina have not been fully exhausted at Geneva, but he will gladly step aside if the National Assembly thinks another negotiator could do better. Bidault spoke before the Assembly. He explained his moves at the Geneva conference in seeking the peace which the Assembly has often requested. But he criticized By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Education Commissioner Arch W. | named. Continue Traffic Studv feated Sen. James P. Kern, a Republican. Police Chief John Foster reported i Symington said McCarthy had Ford said toda it would cost Arkansas, "several million dol-jthat he had a policeman on dutyi accused hiir of dealings with BUI Negro schools. Ford told the Legislative Tax | cost estimate Institute, which has been set up ] greater, to study Arkansas' tax needs, that the figure was as close an estimate as he could make. would be much There were frequent references If the legislature decides it's up to the local districts to equalize both physical and operating facilities also, then the cost to the sta' by Ford and Institute members | would be less, he said. who questioned him. to the U. S. i Ford indicated that he doubted. Supreme Court's May 17 decision | however, that the problem would that racial segregation i n the pub- j be pitched on an entirely local mner communist union o n- lars" a year to equalize the operating facilities of white and ar . the intersection of Ash and n r e Ninth Streets at the last Little : clal - wnlj e Symington he.iaed trie League game to handle the traific Smerson Electric Manufacturing The council decided to Co.. of Missouri in St. Louis. He seemed to find encouraging signs everywhere. His first news conference as White economic adviser ^:rew out of a question asked at the President's own meeting with reporters last, week—whether the administration had actively com- baued the business downturn that set, in Summer. Eisenhower | told reporters Burns could best an- ! dioarlivp Ash FH1 on Marshall Islands Like Liqr.hl Rain . . . First of two-part scries on Pacific Islanders Stricken from H- Bomb Blast . . . pa;je 14. Marion Negro Chained to Tree, Burned fro Death by the Junior Chamber of Com- j merce, according to Tommy West- j brock, contest chairman. j Rehearsal will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. for the young contenders of the Junior Miss Blytheville and Mr Jaycee President of 1974 at the high school luditorium. Contestants for the Miss Blytheville title will rehearse at the auditorium at 8 p.m. Winner of the Miss Blytheville title will have her choice of going to either the Miss Arkansas contest, in Little Rock or to the Miss Universe contest in Jonesboro June 18. The runner-up will be sent to problem continue study of the traffic at. ' " The charge that any money the spot and' asked rhe chief to ever passed between me and Sent-, continue placing a traffic officer at' ner is completely false," Syming-j year ends on June 30. the govern- murdered. the intersection to help control' ton said. i mem will have spent about two McGough traffic. j AS soon as the Emerson plant | billion dollars less on defense than farmer whojived^ Tabled for further was a pro-! started working on war contracts, : was predicted in Eisenhower's K " posal which called for moving of i Symington said, he worked "very ; budget message to Congress last lie schools is unconstitutional. level. playground equipment for Negroes! closely with the FBI." at Walker Park to the Negro school j Furthermore. Symington yards. Mayor E. R Jackson said j there never was any step taken 1 Thus, Burns said, spend that he had several requests from I in any labor negotiations "which ' ing may sink by only about three swer that question. ! When asked about thi.s yesterday, j MARION. Ark. i/Pi—Coroner T.'H. Burns said the government acted McGough ruled that Isadore Banks. swiftly to ease the dip even as it. prominent Negro farmer whose- cha- j tne Mi ss Universe contest and if laid the basis for a new upswing. | rred body was found chained to a j <- he winner wishes to go. then both He said that when the 1954 fiscal I tree near nere yesterday, was : girls will be sent to Jonesboro, a i Jnycee spokesman said this morn- said the 59-year-old j ' m % : here was I Friday, a tea will be given for murdered by "person or persons i the Miss Blytheville contestants at unknown." the Rustic Inn at 3:30 p.m. The body was drenched with The junior divisions will be nar- fuel oil and Set afire. McGough said it was impossible to determine whether Banks had been killed or January. The President's predic- said. tion was $39,300,000,000. Ford said that unless facilities! Ford said that the operating "dif-, Negro residents to have the equip- | was not approved by one of the i billion dollars in the next 12 months are equalized, he believes there is ! ferential" in favor of whites above ' ment moved because of tht, incon-1 greatest Americans I have ever instead of five billion dollars ar, no Chance that any system of vol- j Negroes is about 10 per cent, in ; venience of going across town to known." James B. Carey of the i forecast in January. That, he said, untary segregation could be made Arkansas compared with an aver- j the park. to work. CIO. Svmincton said Carey, who ' is because some of the reductions age of around 25 per cent in the Ford spoke to the Institute, a ! South generally, branch of the Arkansas Legislative Council, before leaving for Rich- Approximately 75 citizens were: n eads the CIO Electricl Workers ! expected in fiscal 1955 will have Sec COUNCIL on Pa/fe 9 ; Union, was "nearly destroyed" by j already taken place. the deputies for their repeated dis- mondj Vju where he wiu cussions of the Indochina situation. He declared France is the only nation in the world to permit parliamentary discussions of subjects which are under diplomatic negotiation. Bidault's address, counted on to Joseph Laniel weather the storm of criticism directed at it over Indochina, plauded. was moderately ap- sent Gov. Cherry at a meeting of Southern governors, called to discuss problems arising from the Supreme Court decision. He said his cost estimate was ! based on the assumption that no school district wanted to lower standards now enjoyed. by white pupils, but rather wanted to raise those for Negro students. •He also pointed out that the estimate was concerned only with operating costs, which include teachers' salaries and the like, and not with a building program. Arkansas, unlike some other southern states, never has undertaken public school building on a statewide basis. Building is a matter for local districts under state law. Ford said that if me Legislature j decides on a building program, the Roosevelt Wins Democratic Vote Surprises California tickets, won both nominations and repudiation of the double nomina- Knight 419.765; Graves 46,968. thus were elected in the primary. Ignored Charges Democratic voters obviously U.I Nary Plane Carrying 17 Men Missing in Pacific TOKYO (#>)— A U. S. Navy amphibian plane carrying 17 men is missing on a flight between Japan and Okinawa, the Navy said tonight. The PBM left Iwakuni Air Base at 5:30 ». m. and was last heard from at 6:55 a, m. Air fore* and Navy planes and Japanese ship« searched the sea „ . _ but found no trace of the plane, the | toxics ted while Aubrey Anderson national and slate oifices—in sharp SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's unique run-on- both-tickets political system was shaken by a surprising! pa 7d'nTneed to charges oTinfidei- Democratic vote in yesterday's j Hy against Roosevelt by his es- primary election. The Democratic surge overrode For/tits DVW Bond Prank Sintor • forfeited $120.75 bond in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving while in- national party criticism of James Roosevelt and helped the eldest son of the late New Deal President win nomination for Congress from heavily Democratic Los Angeles. He'll oppose Republican Theodore (Ted> Owings in November. Similarly. Rep. Robert L. Condon (D-Calif), also renounced by Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell, was renominated and will face Jo&n F. Baldwin Jr., the Republican he defeated n 1952. And right on down the line, Democrats nominated ""ismocrats for Navy said. forfeited $10 bond on a chargt of speeding. contrast to previous elections when many Republican*, filing on both tion tradition in California and a reawakening of partisan voting. And three little letters probably had a lot to do with it. Identified by Party The Democratic trend came in an election in which candidates continued the cross-filing system of running on both tickets. But for the first time in 40 years the ballot identified them by party. The ab- For U. S. Senate: Democratic 10,323 precincts: Kuchel 157.419, Yorty 257,351. Republican 10,262 precincts: Kuchel 352,766; Yorty 38,650. breviation "Dem" lowed the names. or "Rep" fol- Timm«rman to Succeed Byrnes in South Carolina COLUMBIA. S. C. Lt. Gov. tranged wife and to the listing of Condon as a security risk by the Atomic Energy Commission. Roosevelt called his wife's accusations untrue. Condon testified he was never a Communist member or sympathizer. Gov. Goodwin J. Knight easily .,—„,. won his own Republican nomina-[ The Democrats for years have ; ^yn^'s as South Carolina's gover- tion for that office but trailed Rich- j outnumbered Republicans — by ard P. Graves on the Democratic | 760,000 for yesterday's election- George Bell Timmerman Jr., 42- yeur-old .son of a U. S. district judge, will succeed James F. ticket. A registered Republican until December, the 47-year-old Graves was a political unknown until he entered the campaign. Knight, 57, twice was elected lieutenant governor. He succeeded Chief Justice Earl Warren as governor last fall. The returM aU added up to t but under the cross-filing without party labels Republican incumbents usually won in both tickets. Latest figures: For governor: Democratic 10,539 of 22,524 pre- He rolled to an overwhelming 3-2 victory over Columbia insurance executive Lester L. Bates in yesterday's Democratic primary marked by light voting. Nomination is equivalent to election. Byrnes was not. eligible for recincts: Knight 2fi5,018; Graves j election. South Carolina law speci- 306.920. fies that a governor cannot succeed RepuMiea* 10.3W. prtoioete: himaeK in office. rowed down to five finalists Thursday night at the High School Auditorium. The Miss Blytheville contest will i be held at the auditorium Friday no night. Contestants for the Miss Blythe- j ville contest and the two junior •divisions are: | Miss Blytheville — Linda Taylor, NEW YORK I.?) — President Ei-! Sue Oldham, Nancy Hamby, Beau- senhower will broadcast a speech | ton Stallings, Bertha Ann Gaines. from Washington tomorrow night, i Sue Orsborn, Beryl Bevill, Peggy wounded before being chained to the tree. Sheriff Cecil Goodwin said motive hnd been established for Bank's murder. Ike to Speak Mutual Broadcasting System said it had scheduled the speech on its radio network at 9:30 p.m. (CST). Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow. Widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers. High today 85 to mid 90s; low tonight 65 to low 70s. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday; scattered thunderstorms mostly north portion tonight Zachry and Linda Bunch. Junior Miss Blytheville — Carolyn Stuart. Patricia Aycock, Russell Snyder, Rebecca Deane Jones, Harriet Alexander, Jelou Taylor, Myra Richardson, Alice Duncan, Dana Crews, Cindy Wilson, Jonnie Bunch, Cathy Hollingsworth, Linda See PAGEANT on Page 9 275 Get Chest X-Roys at Joiner A total of 275 persons took part '» a f ree chest x-ray clinic sponsored and east portion Thursday; locally yesterday in Joiner by the Missis- heavy rains likely extreme north- sippi County Tuberculosis Asfiocia- west portion late tonight or early Thursday. Maximum yesterday—94 Minimum this morning—58. Sunset today—7:12. Sunrise tomorrow—4:46. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—81. Precipitation last 24 hour* to 7:00 R.m. today—.79. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—23.53. This Datf Last Vcar Maximum yesterday—98. Minimum this morning—78 . Preclpiutton Janurey 1 »* d*«»— W.M. tion. The clinic is one of a series which will be held throughout the county during this month. Serving as volunteer registrars for the Joiner clinic were Mr*. Ruth Stacks, Mrs W. H. Ralph. Mri. Bob Smith. Mrs, Jefferton Speck and Mrs. V. M- Brittaln. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse R. Leet are the technicians accompanying the mobile x-ray unit sent out fey tft«

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