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VOL. L—NO. 68 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS. THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1954 EIGHTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTf Peace Talks Failure Now Parley Theme Still Going on But West, Reds In Blame-Each-Other Phase GENEVA (AP) — The Indochina peace talks appeared today to have entered a new phase in which both the Western Powers and the Communists are blame each other for the anticipated failure of the conference. Neither side declared publicly I the supervisory commission be that further negotiations are use- half Communist and half Western, less. But the stiller attitude of the j The West, insisting that Commu- major delegations made clear they ! nist nations cannot be neutral, has hold little hope of agreeing on a proposed a supervisory group cease-fire for the Far Eastern bat- composed entirely of Asian tleground. neutrals. The nine-party parley scheduled; T h e West also has insisted that another meeting today. Laos and Cambodia be treated a11 separately from Viet Nam. •¥ ¥• # New Cabinet Crisis Seen In France Laniel Insists On Confidence Vote Again By HARVEY HUDSON PARIS (AP) — The specter of a prolonged Cabinet crisis threatened France and the There was no progress at yesterday on the Indochina problem. A British spokesman said "progress has not been slow, it has been nil." Delegates kept a close watch on the political crisis in France, where Premier Joseph Laniel's tottering government faces another parliamentary vote of confidence Saturday. The question here was what effect the fall of Laniel's Cabinet — if it comes — would have on the Geneva conference. Crisis in Mind Red China's Premier-Foreign Minister Chou En-lai apparently had the French crisis in mind yesterday when he declared, "The war faction in France is still in feverish pursuit of American intervention and enlarged aid in Indochina and has adopted a dilatory policy in relation to the Geneva conference." However, most of Chou's charges — like those of Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov the previous day—were aimed at the United States. The Chinese leader declared U.S. Ike Denies 'Retreat' On Tariffs Just Changed Request to Year Extension McCarthy Claims Shift Of Probe Target Tried TRAVELS 421 MPH ON ROCKET SLED — This sequence of pictures records the reactions of Li. Col. John P. Stapp, U. S. Air Force aero medical research scientist, as he travels 421 miles an hour on a rocket-propelled sled at Holloman Air Dev>;lopment Center, Alamogordo, N. M. That's faster than man has ever traveled on the ground. Northrup Aircraft, Inc., which built the sled and supplied these pictures, identified them thusly: (M Strapped to aircraft-type seat and ready. (2) Start of run. (3) Rapid acceleration as the sled builds up speed. (4 and 5> Deceleration in the water brake area begins. (6) \ Peak deceleration applies 22 G's. (AP Wirephoto) No 'Policy' Foreseen- Governors Discuss Segregation Ruling Bv HARRY NASH ie wiiucac r • RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of nine Southern governors >aaei ucw^u — policy was Geneva conference today. Pre-jhere to discuss possible answers to the Supreme Court's out- designed to extend the war in ! mier Joseph Laniel for the i Jawing of school segregation said he does not expect today's _i •*_ i ~ «,-) tn nvovpnt. Thf^'inlTTi T1TT1P in t T v£» \\/OO Lrc /3 di_ i_ .. _i _ii _ A _ —.—.«. J.. ^ ~ «^,» J^^l^i*^-*-;^^. v^r vs. A K A* .- Indochina and to prevent the weeks de- Geneva conference from reaching j manded a vote of Confidence agreement." j from the angry National As"The policy of the Unlteci j- e mblv States." he declared, "is seriously j blocking the way to progress of i The deputies will vote Saturday. the Geneva conference." i Observers generally were pessi- U.S. Under Secretary of State j mistic about Laniel's chances. The Walter Bedell Smith replied, that j Premier survived his last confine was keenly disappointed by the ! dence vote May 13 by the thin "unconstructive" statements of I margin of two votes and some of huddle to produce any declaration of policy. Gov. Robert Kennon of Louisiana told reporters no such declaration is possible inasmuch as the Molotov and Chou. No Willingness "I had hoped tor some response to our efforts toward a compromise/' Smith said. After reviewing some of the major issues on which the West and the Communists are deadlocked. | nis support seems to have deserted him since then. Enough of the lawmakers may reconsider during the interim, however, to enable the government to squeeze through. Few of the deputies want to assume responsibility for jeopardizing the Geneva con- Beauty Pageant Opens Tonight various states do not have the power to bind each ctiier to a course of action. Kennon, one of the earnest to arrive for, the conference, placed himself alongside the governors who will maintain a good system of dual education." He did not say how this would be done. Govs. Herman Talmadge of Georgia. James F. Byrnes of South Carolina and Hugh White of Mississippi have said they would abolish the public school WASHINGTON ( A P ) — President Eisenhower said today nothing could be further from the truth than statements that he is backing away from his foreign trade program calling for a reduction of tariffs. Eisenhower told his news conference ihe fact, he has now asked for a simple one-year extension of the reciprocal trade act — instead of insisting- on his original request for a three-year extension with provision for a gradual 15 per cent cut in tariffs—does not mean he is abandoning the program. There have been suggestions by Democrats that the administration was giving up on the Eisenhower program without a fight. The House Ways and Means Committee today unanimously approved the one-year extension of the President's authority to make trade agreements with other nations. The House is likely to act on it tomorrow and the Senate perhaps next week. On other matters the president had this to say at his news conference: COMMUNISM — What he personally fears more than anything in the free world's struggle against communism is the possibility of a failure to look the clanger squarely in its broad face. Eisenhower said emphatically the United States cannot achieve its aims by military force alone. He said that in addition to military strength, there must be the psychological, political and intellectual basis for any intervention designed to help the free world in Rnc j j arne s A. Gatlin check over machinery being installed in a hangar at the airfield in preparation of a training school. Mr. Gntlin is plant manager for the Central States Me-tal Co., and Mr. Justus is production foreman. Both men plan to make Blytheville their permanent home. (Courier News Photo) the battle against the forces of communism. SECRET INFORMATION — Eisenhower said the loyalty and obedience to the provisions of the Constitution should be beyond question in the case of any men holding a commission as a reserve of- ticer. He was reminded by a newsman that he said recently it WHS reprehensible for any Army officer or civilian to give out secret information without authorization. INDOCHINA — The President ference and there is no certainty could be Smith said: "I am obliged to state that the ! any new government Soviet. Chinese Communist and '. formed quickly. Vietminh delegations have so far Preliminaries In Junior Groups To Be Conducted shown no signs of willingness to resolve these Issues on any reasonable basis which could be acceptable to this conference or Which would insure the return of peace to Indochina. races separate. Asked what he expected today's conference to accomplish. Kennon replied: "I expect a very pleasant First section of the Miss Blythe- 1 visit among the governors." ville Beauty Pageant will be held i In addition to the nine states tonight at the high school auditori- ! represented by their governors, six um at 7:30 p.m. with the presen- • other states sent representatives tation of the prefinal Junior Miss to the conference, called by Vir- Blytheville ana Mr. Jaycee Presi- ; g-jnia Gov. Thomas B. Stanley. Xew Development The conferees had a new devel- nocuous government-backed reso- ; for both the show tonight and to- i opment to discuss today— yester- The Premier's confidence vote mand came early today, at the end of an all-night session of the Assembly. It followed the deputies' i dent of 1974 divisions, refusal, 324.269, to consider an in- i Tickets for the event will be good luticn on the Indochina crisis, of- The conference is deadlocked on fered as the wmdup of a four-day the composition of the commission which would supervise any cease- fire reached, and the handling of Cambodia and Laos. The Reds have demanded thai. Leachville To Crown Trio debate. Many speakers accused the Cabinet and Foreign Minister Georges Bidault. in particular, of not working hard enough for an Indochina peace. Calls Cabinet Meet Laniel immediately called a Cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace —France's White House—to formalize the confidence vote demand. stage briefly in street clothes. 'systems if necessary to keep the'- said lne French Union forces in Indochina are in possibly better defensive shape than before the fall of Dien Bien Phu. but undoubtedly could be much aided by outside military help. Added he still does not believe this country should start a war but should keep its military reserves highly mobile. POLITICS — The President said he still feels, on the broad ground of responsibility, that it is proper for him to endorse all Republican nominees for Congress as he did in the 1952 campaigns. He added with a grin, however, that he imagines someone could pull something out of a hat that might be embarrassing to him. To a round of laughter, Eisenhower added he hopes that won't happen. A reporter then asked whether _ the President, in ma king- that re- lUn^tead of "NOI^'Carolina"ha^e | mark - Thad anything specific in morrow night, Tommy Westbrook, j day's decision by the Supreme Jaycee chairman of the contest, • Court to defer the date for hear- said this morning". ! ing further arguments in the five Miss Blytheville contestants will : segregation before it. One- make their first appearance to- j d ay arguments had been set for night when they appear on the Oc t. 12 on implementation of the court decision, but now the tribu- Five finalists from the two young- > nal will wait umil after it recon ... er divisions will be selected tomgntj venes Qct to be held over for tomorrow 1 night's final choosing of Junior Mi'ss Blytheville and Mr. Jaycee 4 to set a date for these arguments. Briefs are to be Oct. 1. and Gov. William B. * Three Age Groups In Beauty Contest be on the government's refusal to give priority to three other resolutions sharply critical of its Indo- ! china policies. But the Assembly's LEACHVILLE - Three Leachville ; decision may well turn also Qn the Organ music for both events will The crucial ballot Saturday will j be furnished by W. L. Moxley and j M 0 ^ eof , Trt ~ ot E. B. David. Students from Mrs. i some P lan aevised to get A B. Smith's dancing school alsoi nround the court's ruling, will appear. Master of Ceremonies j ot;ner governors who accepted , tonight will be Dr. James C. Guard. ! invitations - Gordon Persons of ! R »on adjourns, probably sometime The program tomorrow night al- ! Alabama and Charley Johns of Two mind. He replied he did not. CONGRESS—As for the possibility of calling a special session of Congress after the present ses- beauties will be crowned here Men- ; trou blesome question of the pro- day night when Little Miss Leaco-! posed European Defense Coramu- ville. Junior Miss Leachville and ! nity Treaty ^fH^Tn^t^Vclocf" 3t| P<*ty differences have stvmied , Melody Thea.ei at 8 oclockB j t he Assembly's consideration of the : Age divisions on gio u P sipacl . which wou]d put soldiers of i run 3-7. 15-17 and !<--«. six Wesl European, nations into a j Approximately 30 en.iants "* « : unified army _ Tne p opu lar Repub- I been registered m all divisions m , ljcan Movemen[ . MRp . the annual Leachville Chamber o 1 j that the treaty be called Commerce project. 'ratification as'nnirlrlv nc , -n ^.-.,-j 4-"u^ Tv^icc * ** tJiiUaLiUIl &:?> QUICK! v HS Th Chamber will send the MISS , - -> " - to the Miss AT- The GaulUsrs. however,, are firmly ' Searcv j opposed to EDC and want to delay ; last"year's Miss 'consideration. Laniel needs the so will feature vocal solos and i Florida—have remained silent on duets besides the dancers and oth- j this subject. Westbrook Gov. William C. Marland of West Virginia said he was not attending er entertainment, Mr. said. August, Eisenhower said he had no intention of doing so unless some unforeseen crisis develops. ATOMIC ENERGY—Eisenhower insists Lewhvill Leacm-iue Ro erce «<ill be host main in opposition. to judges and entrants Monday j Biaalt, who had hurried from afternoon at 4. Henry Hoyt is gen- j Geneva to take part in the debate, eral chairman and Mrs. Pierce is j told the lawmakers the nine-party co-chairma and manager. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy with no important temperature changes this afternoon, tonight and Friday; widely scattered thunderstorms Friday and in northwest this afternoon and tonight. " MISSOURI — Partly cloudy tonight and Friday; continued warm and humid; low tonight 60s northeast to 75 southwest; high Friday 85-90 northeast to 95 southwest. Maximum yesterday—92. Minimum this morning—68. Sunset today—7:12. Mean temperature (midway between hlch arid low)—80. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7:00 t.m. today—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—23.53. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—99. Minimum this morning;~-75. Precipitation January 1 to date— 29.90. talks have not fully exhausted the chances for an Indochina truce. He offered to step aside if the Assembly thought someone else could handle the negotiations better. Arc Hungry On Wednesday, Too Chief of Police John Foster pointed out today that Wednesday constitutes no legal holiday in Blytheville ... so the parking meters have to be fed on that day, too. Summertime Wednesday afternoon closing of stores precipitated reiterated his belief that there j the conference with any idea of ! should be a greater interchange of 'finding a w T sy to evade, the court's atomic energy information between idecirion. He came here, he said, i the U.S. and its allies. He said j to "learn something' 1 that might j this country hardly can expect co- j help West Virginia solve the ad- \ operation from the allies without j ministrative problem of integra- ! being willing to provide such in- tion more easily. The six states whose governors ~ent legal or educational representatives are Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland. Oklahoma. Tennessee and Texas. Delaware declined an invitation. formation. N/'ne Mile's Of Highway 18 To Be Widened Chief Foster's warning parking meters. Many persons left Candidate Quits j FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. </?)—Rolla ! regarding j Fitch, Hindsville farmer and law- { j yer, today withdrew from the race! Highway 18 between Manila and cars parked i for the Second District seat in the j Leachville is scheduled to undergo without paying the meters yester- i state Senate to support the guber-lwork soon for resurfacing and wid- day. In the future, violations will ; natorial candidacy of Orval Faub-jening along with 16 other projects bring fines, Chief Foster stated. I us. ! costing a total of $2,900,000 through~~ ~~~ ' ' ! out the state. The nine-mile stretch, which is now 16 feet wide, will be widened Top Metal Firm Officials To Move Here Two representatives of Central Stares Co. are planning to make Blytheville their permanent home as soon as they can arrange moving their wives and household belongings here. James A. Gatlin. plant manager, and M. E. Justus, production foreman, have been living in Indianapolis. Ind.. where the main plant for the company is located At, present they are engaged in setting up machinery in the old Duro Chrome hanger at the airbase in preparation for employe training classes. Mr. Gatlin said this morning, that a personnel director will be here about June 21 to begin interviewing applicants- Employes will be hired only through the Arkansas State Employment Service here. Mr. Gatlin said he does not plan to move here until July, but that he is very favorably impressed with the city. An ardent golfer, he said he has already been around the local golf course here five times and looks forward to playing. It, is good to get back down south, he said, since he was born in Waverly. Tenn.. and likes Blytheville more each time he sees it. Thus far, both Mr. Gatlin and Mr. Justus have been shuttling between here and the Indiana plant, making arrangements for moving equipment. Mr. Justus thinks that he will continue to "commute" for another six months and does not plan to move here until after that This is the first time ne has worked this far south, he Said. Mr. Justus is a native of Illinois. The soil and climate looks good here, he said, for 'his wife to continue her flower growing. She likes to grow all types of flowers. Neither of the two men have children. He Says Adams, Stevens Urged AF, Navy Check WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. McCarthy swore today that Secretary Stevens and Army Counselor John G. Adams suggested to him "there must be" Communist infiltration of the Air Force and Navy which the McCarthy subcommittee could investigate. Under oath at the McCarthy- Army hearings, McCarthy also testified that as early as "last September he urged Secretary Stevens to "lean over backward" against giving any special consideration to G. David Schine. drafted former consultant to McCarthy's subcommittee. Both Stevens and Adams, also under oath, have denied they tried to divert the subcommittee' to Investigation of the Navy and Air Force. McCarthy testified that at a Nov. 6 Pentagon luncheon. Stevens and Adams indicated "they were un- hnppy" about the subcommittee's concentrating its investigations cf the Army. They told him, McCarthy said, that the Navy and Air' Force "must be just as bad as the Army." The senator added that Adams offered lo give Roy M. Cohn, his subcommittee chief counsel, information on the Navy. This charge that Stevens and Adams tried to steer the McCarthy subcommittee into investigations of the Army's sister services has been described by Army counsel as perhaps the "toughest," of nil those hurled by the McCarthy camp. McCarthy said Stevens also told him at the Nov. 6 luncheon that he would "lose his job" if McCarthy continued his investigation of the Army. Stevens "argued rather convincingly." McCarthy said, that while the situation developed under the previous administration he would have to take the blame; that the American people would not sepa- rnte the "old from the new" in fixing responsibility. As to his telling Stevens to lean over backwards on Schine, McCar- President Eisenhower just about) thy said he gave Stevens this advice during a dinner Sept. 16 at METAL COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES — M. E. Justus (left) Income Tax Cut Hopes Dimmed By JOE HALL WASHINGTON i;p) — Senate Finance Committee action giving what, he asked for in tax changes today dimmed the prospects of victory for a Democratic-planned floor fight f.o tack on an income tax cut. Finishing its work on the 875- page tax revision bill last night after six weeks of secret deliberations, the group accepted nearly all of the benefits for corporations and individuals sought by the administration These would amount to about $1,400.000,000 in tax cuts in the first year. the home of Schine's parents in the Waldorf Towers in New York City. He added that Schine and Cohn were present, voiced no ob- ection, and accepted his view. Foresaw "Attacks" McCarthy said he told Stevens that if there was anything that might "remotely appear" to be special consideration for Schine, the "left-wing" press would blame McCarthy and Stevens and attack Democrats on the committee did | them on the issue, not even offer their proposal for a j The Army charges that McCar- big reduction in personal income thy and Cohn brought "extreme taxes by a boost in exemptions. | pressure" for favors for Schine. It had become obvious the com- j At the timp of the Sept. 16 meet- mittee would reject such a move, ing, Schine was still an unpaid Mc- Their failure to win committee support threw cold water on any hopes for a general income tax reduction in the revision bill, for the Senate rarely upsets the Finance Committee on tax legislation. Nonetheless, the senior Democratic committee member. Sen. George, Ga., and Democratic committee member, Frear, of Delaware, told newsmen they planned to fight the issue out on the Senate floor. Other informants said the Democrats might center their floor battle on a new plan providing a $20 See TAXES on Fajre 3 Ways to Up State Revenue Sought Boy Killed by Truck WARREN, Ark. — Ronnie Thompson, four-year-old son of Mr. toapproiimateir2o'feet7nd"coated| and Mrs. Lum Thompson of War- LITTLE ROCK (/P) — The Legislative Tax institute was asked here yesterday to study means of raising more revenue for the state, including renewal of a state property tax. Institute Chairman Paul Van Dalsem, Perry County legislator, also recommended 'that the agency, an arm of the Arkansas Legislative Council, consider these ways to bolster state income: Removal of the 25 per cent depletion allowance in payment of state income tax derived from oil and natural gas operations; put the state into the wholesale liquor bus- on public utilities: revise upwards the tax for removal of miners, timber, oil and other natural resources. Van Dalsem suggested such a tax study be made after the institute had spent the entire day listening to heads of state agencies and colleges plead for more operational money. Eugene R. Warren, Little Rock lawyer and counsel for the institute, said Arkansas schools and colleges and public institutions need about 18 million dollars more a year to give adequate service. Warren's "rough total" inclnrird j iness; impose a two per cent tax i an estimated five million dollars i by the state. for the state to equalize Negro schools with those of whites. Before Warren spoke up. Education Commissioner A. W. Ford had suggested that a tentative figure of "several million dollars" would be necessary to equalize public school facilities. As regards a property tax, Arkansas formerly levied such a tax years. The state's voters will decide at the November general election on a proposed constitutional amendment for a 100 per cent property tax assessment. And that amendment contains a provision to prhibit lovying a property tax with a layer of asphalt. re "' m -' ured y«terday ! when he was struck by a truck m . Bids on the work are scheduled j front Qf hifi home Police said the to be opened on June 24 by the Arkansas Highway Commission and work will begin shortly afterwards —probably within 30 days, a highway department engineer said this morning. No Help Heeded HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (to — Gov, Cherry told a group of Garland County political hopefuls yesterday that he didn't care who won their races. "I think the people of Garland are able to select their own office holders, without any help from me," the governor said. boy ran from his yard into the path of the truck. Annual Meeting Of Red Cross To Be Tonight The annual meeting of the Chickasawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross will be held at 7:30 o'clock tonight at the Red Cross Chapter House, 224 North Second. Purpose of the meeting is to elect officers and board members for the coming year and to make a report on the activities of the past year. Everyone who paid $1 or more to the Red Cross during the past year is a. member and is eligible to attend, E. J. Cure, chapter chairman 7 Missco Men Are Inducted Seven men were sent by Mississippi County Draft Board No. 47 for induction into the armed forces this morning, according to Miss Rosie Saliba, clerk. Nine men were called, of which two were transferred elsewhere. The remaining soven men were volunteers. The next call will be lor 25 men for physical examinations on June 15. Those leaving today were Edward P. Moss of Tomato; Hubert H. Hodges of Lepanto; Vernon E. Hodges of Blytheville; Erbon N. Miles and Jim Holmes, both of Dell; Arlon S. Shepard of Tyronzn: and Glenn R. Farmer of Manila. Caj'thy subcommittee consultant but was facing prospective drafting-. The wealthy young New Yorker was drafted into the Army on Nov. 3. Special Hearings Counsel Ray H. Jenkins asked if McCarthy on Sept. 16th asked Stevens to give Schine a direct commission in the Army. Stevens has testified he "recollects" McCarthy did so then. McCarthy said, "I don't recall anything along that line." Realized Pressure Jenkins asked McCarthy when he first realized pressure was being brought upon him and mem- See McCARTHY-ARMY on Pag« S ARC Swimming Class Instructors Are Announced Instructors for the Red Cross swimming program, which begins at Moxley Pool at 9:30 a.m. Monday, were announced today by Mrs. Hugh Whitsitt. chairman of the program. They are O'Neal Dedman, Mrs. Charles Penn, Miss Nancy Damon, Mrs. A. B. Smith, John McDowell, Mrs. Robert McHaney, Miss Frances Bright, Louis Green, Worth Holder and Mrs. Whitsitt. All instructors are qualified under Red Cross requirements. Registration for the classes will be at the pool from 2 to 4 p-m. tomorrow, Mrs- Whitsitt said. The classes will be held Monday through Friday for a two-week period. All instructors and all assistants from last year's program will meet at the pool at 2 p.m. tomorrow for assignments and explanations. Any one else who would like to assist in the program should be present at the meeting also, Mn. Whitsitt said. Announcement of plans for an adult class, to be held in the vening, will be mad* ftt ft later date. §b« said.

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