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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L~-NO. 69 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 11. 3954 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Flanders Demands From Chairmanship Vermont Senator Charges He Treated Senate 'with Contempt' WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) today demanded that the Senate oust Sen. McCarthy as chairman of the Senate Investigations subcommittee and its parent group unless McCarthy "purges himself of contempt" and answer charges made against him in 1952. Flanders said in a proposed Senate speech that McCarthy had treated "with contempt" a three- man subcommittee set up in 1952 to investigate charges against McCarthy by former Sen. Ben ton (D- Conn) and counter-charges of Mc- Penthouse For Schine Called Joke McCarthy Says Statement Was facetious' WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. McCarthy testified today he was ' being "completely facetious" when he told Secretary of the Army Stevens that Roy M. Colin thought G. David Schine "should be a general and work from a penthouse of the Waldorf." McCarthy, under cross examination, introduced earlier in the hearings, disclosed that McCarthy made the statement to Stevens a few days after Schine was drafted into the Army on Nov. 3. McCarthy also told Stevens that Cohn was "completely unreasonable" about Schine, and that maybe Schine could be given weekends off from the Army "so his girls won't get too lonesome." In explanation of this statement, McCarthy said Cohn, chief counsel to his investigations subcommittee was insistent that Schine's help was needed in preparing subcommittee reports. McCarthy said he himself felt Schine could wind up his committee work by spending a couple of weekends a month on the work. "However, Roy was right," McCarthy said. Schine, wealthy New Yorker and close friend of Cohn, was an unpaid consultant to the McCarthy subcommittee until he was drafted. Laxity Questioned Before going into the telephone call, Ray H. Jenkins, special counsel for the hearings, had questioned McCarthy as to whether he had been "lax" in not requiring Schine to complete his subcommittee work See MCCARTHY-ARMY on Page 5 Complaints Bring End To Blytheville Boys' Freelance Dog Catching No more young dogcatchers will be honored fay the city, Police Chief John Foster said this morning. • Complaints from citiezns who claimed that some youths may become overzealous and pick up a canine which already had a city tag caused the city to make' the decision, he said. No dog catcher is in view since the last one quit to haul cotton choppers, it was reported. Carthy. The Vermont senator, who criticized McCarthy in two previous Senate speeches, noted that the 1952 subcommitee formally reported that McCarthy rejected its invitation to tesify. In the absence of testimony by McCarthy, the subcommittee reported it could not finally rule on the charges raised against him its report said the situation left unanswered such quesions as whether McCarthy had used for his own benefit some of the money contributed to his fight against communism and whether McCarthy had improperly accepted a $10,000 fee from a housing firm for a booklet he wrote. Dramatic Encounter Flanders' speech today had a dramatic prelude. The New England senator strode into the McCarthy-Army hearings this morning and tossed a note to McCarthy advising him of the forthcoming speech. McCarthy read the note and commented: "I don't have enough interest in any Flanders' speech to listen to it." McCarthy then demanded that Flanders be sworn and testify in the 'hearings, if he had "any relevant information." He said that if Flanders has "nothing but the usual smears" he should say it to the hearings subcommittee, and not on the Senate floor. McCarthy has stepped temporarily from the chairmanship of of the investigations subcommittee while it is taking testimony on his dispute with Army officials. The investigations group is a subcommittee of the Government Operations Committee, which McCarthy still heads. • Flanders distributed copies of his speech before he actually obtained the Senate floor to deliver it. Shown a copy of the speech, McCarthy laughed and told reporters: "I think they should get a man with a net and take him to a good quiet place." Flanders quoted the following from the 1952 subcommittee's formal report: "Such action on the part of Sen. McCarthy (in not testifying) might appear to reflect a disdain and contempt for the rules and wishes of the entire Senate body, as well as the membership of the subcommittee on privileges and elections." Extended to Senate Flanders then said: "It is surely clear that the junior senator from Wisconsin treated the members of the subcommittee, Messrs. Hennings (D-Mo), Hayden (D-Ariz) and Hendrickson (R-NJ), with contempt. The Senate, on April 10, 1952, by a 60 to 0 vote, confirmed the integrity of the members of the subcommittee and its jurisdiction to investigate the matters involved. Therefore" the See FLANDERS on Page 5 FLAG DAY NEARS — Herman Storey, Jr., (right) and Oral Edwards, both members of National Guard's Company M here, present arms under preamble to Constitution and before Dud Cason Post's American Legion flag. The Post is attempting to revive interest in Flag Day (Monday) and is urging business firms and individuals to fly the colors on that day. Blytheville cleaning- firms are offering to clean flags free of charge if brought to them prior to Monday. (Courier News Photo) July Draft Quota For County Is 15 Mississippi County Draft Board No. 47 has been ordered to send 15 men for induction into the armed forces in July, selective service officials said today. This is six more than the June quota. Also required to report will be 40 men in July for physical examinations. Early Look at Fall TV Fare Given Rotarians Nearly 300,000 television sets dot the countryside within a 100-mile radius of Memphis as the infant television industry continues to grow into one of the giants of modern America. That's what Wilson Mount of like it." Memphis, WMCT program director, told members of Blytheville He also gave the club a peek at upcoming fall programming which will be notable for (1) two football games per week; and (2) big spectacle-type variety shows several times a month. "Television truly is a fast-growing and fast-changing industry," Mi-. Mount pointed out. "When we went on the air in 1947, there were only about 1,100 sets in the Memphis area. There are now more than 287.000. "And just when we ihink we're learning something about telecasting, we see color TV ahead and begin retooling for it. We hope to send out program in color within 15 months," he siated. This fall, Mr. Mount said, you can look for no more of the long- Saturday night shows. Instead, there'll be a 90-minute "spectacle" on either Sunday, Monday or Saturday nights. Drama will continue to play an important part in programming, he said, because "a lot of people Saturdays will find football returning to the screen though just what football is at present not known. Football Is Certain "ABC has $4 million worth of football programs it is trying to peddle for this fall. If they sell them, we have first option on showing them in this area. "If they don't, well, NBC has lined up Canada's professional football league for television, so we'll be coming at you with some sort of Saturday football game. "Sunday, there's the games of the National Football League which have been so popular in the past." Mr. Mount pointed out some of the technical problems faced in television transmitting and told the group that all WMCT programs are first "shot" to the top of the Sterick Building, from where it is microwaved to the WMCT transmitter. Mi\ Mount, was introduced by Rotary Program Chairman W- Kern- See ROTARY on Page 5 J7 Seek Beauty Title Tonight; Junior Finalists Are Selected Eleven girls will vie tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the high school auditorium for the Miss Blytheville title in a beauty pageant sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Winners of the junior division titles will be announced from among the finalists chosen last night. Judges for the Junior Miss Blytheville and Mr. Jaycee President contest last night were Jack Stull of Dyersburg. Tenn., Robert Kemp of Memphis and Maurice Mays of Jonesboro. Tonight, the eleven Miss Blytheville entrants will parade across the stage in evening dresses and bathing suits while the judges tabu- late points for selection of the winner. The title winner will have her choice of going to the Miss Universe Contest at Jonesboro or the Miss Arkansas Contest at Little Rock. She will also receive a $100 wardrobe presented by the Jaycees. Also scheduled for the program tonight are dance numbers by students fromb Mrs. A. B. Smith's dancing school, vocal solos and duets and other entertainment. Organ music for the event will be furnished, by W. L. Moxley and E. B. David. French, Vietnam Leaders Rally Delta Defenses Gen. Ely in Hanoi To Lead Fight Against Red Rebels HANOI, Indochina (IP) — French and Vietnamese leaders rallied the defense of the imperiled Red River Delta in person today against Vlct- minh forces threatening the vital area from three sides and from within. Cabinet Meets Gen. Paul Ely, Prance's new military and political chief in Indochina, arrived here last night with the promise he would lead the fight against the Communist-led rebels in the area. Ely said he had come to Hanoi from Saigon because he believed the commander in chief .should be with his fighting men. Vietnamese Premier Prince Buu Loc and members of his war Cabinet also met in the city for the first time. At their session last night, they drafted a vest-pocke "GI Bill of Rights" designed to speed the badly lagging- plans to increase the Vietnamese army to 500,000 men by the end of the year. There has been little public response to previous enlistment appeals and draft dodging has been widespread. The population generally ignored a Cabinet order two months ago for mobilization of all able-bodied Vietnamese men between 21 and 25. A Cabinet communique announced special allotments and material assistance have been ordered for all families affected by the drafting of their Sons or husbands. Government agencies will see that draftees do not lose their jobs during their two years of military training. Eisenhower Appeals For Political Unity On Legislative Plans Pledges Fight To Uproot Subversion By MARVIN 7 L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON - ( AP) — President Eisenhower pledged last night to stay "everlastingly" at the job of uprooting subversion, and appealed for political unity on his legislative program — including his embattled flexible farm price support plan. In a natiomvide television and radio address, the President turned to the language of the atomic world and urged: "Let us have less political fission and more political fusion." And he called for speedy approval by Congress of u program he described as a "potent package of protection against communism." He addressed some 1,000 members find friends of the Citizens for Eisenhower Congressional Committee. When he concluded, his World War II mess sergeant, Marty Snyder, jumped to his feet and bellowed: "Who are we going to elect' in 1056?" "Eisenhower" the crowd roared back. The President grinned. The more immediate job of the citizens committee — organized in 1952 to woo Democratic find independent votes to the Eisenhower presidential banner—is to try to increase the November elections the slim margin by which the Republicans now control Congress. First Big; Flu* The President's speech was his first full-scale plug for his legislative program since he announced June, 3 that from then on he was going to use every possible opportunity to call for a speedup of congressional action on it. With less than two months to the July 31 adjournment target date, most of the program is still far from law. Eisenhower called it a program "essential to a stronger America," and he pleaded: "Let us, therefore, not rest until these laws are passed." He was interrupted 32 times by applause with the biggest demonstrations coming when he: 1. Promised to "keep everlastingly at the job of uprooting subversion wherever it may be found." He said he felt he was not being egotistical in saying, "Every American believes that of me." 2. Declared with respect to his controversial plan to shift from See IKE on Page 5 Ike to Vacation in Denver DENVER <ff>)—A Lowry Air Force Base spokesman says President Eisenhower will vacation in Denver this summer, just as he has the last two years. 572 Are X-Rayed In Clinics at Dyess, Wilson A total of 572 persons have received free chest x-rays in clinics Eden, Molotov Discuss Indochina Stalemate GENEVA (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov planned to meet privately today or tomorrow to decide what to do next about the deadlock threatening the Indochina peace talks. Eden suggested the meeting: yes terday after admitting that the nine-party parley might ns wel concede failure and go home un less it can narrow East-West dif ferences without further delay. There appeared to be no evi donee that either side would tnak the concessions required for agree ment. One highly Important Wester Sicfbert Jlcdd Jiedel to Head Red Cross Here Outgoing President, Volunteer Workers Honored for Service Siegbert Jiedel last night was na med chairman of Red Cross Chick asawba District Chapter when th group held its annual meeting a the chapter house on North Secon Street. Mr. Jiedel succeeds E. J. Cure who was honored by a resolution lauding his service to Red Cross an terming general chapter conditio: as being the "best In history." Others receiving awards include Harold Sudbury, fund drive chair man, who received a citation fo heading the campaign which saw the chapter reach its $15,000 goal and John McDowell, who has 1 years service in water safety. Others recognized for their work the past two days by the-Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. At Dyess yesterday, 214 x-rays were made by the mobile unit. Registrars were Mrs. Merlin Ray, Mrs. H. B. Stone, Mrs. Calvin McNair, Mrs. Ernest Pickens, Mrs. J. C. Thames and Mrs. Arch Turrentine. At the clinic in Wilson Wednesday. 358 persons were x-rayed Registrars were Mrs. Jerry Cullom Mrs. Charles Elslander, Mrs. Ray E. Merritt and Mrs. James M. Els lander. JUNIOR DIVISION FINALISTS — Two sets Of five finalists were selected last night from the entrants in the Junior Miss Blytheville and Mrs. Jaycee President of 1974 divisions o( the Miss Blytheville beauty pageant, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Shown above at left AS they appeared for the judges in the Junior Miss Blytheville are the five finalists (left to right), Cathy Hollingsworth, Jannicc Bunch, Mary Richardson, Carolyn Stuart and Linda Deskin. At right, the five Mr. Jaycee President finalists are (left to right) Randy Kawks, Kip Torjusen, Freddie Ora- ble, John Macre and Louis Kate. (Coartor Newt Photo) ris, Kelley Welch, Phillip Deer, Mrs G. O. Poetz and M. J. Shivers. Mrs- Hugh Whitsitt, George Lee and Noble Gill received 10-year awards and Miss Clara Ruble, Dick White and C. L. McWaters wer recipients of five-year service awards. Mr. Cure announced that Firs National Bank turned over to the chapter a $1,000 stock certificate in Blytheville Investment Corporation — the non-profit stock firm which is building Central States Metal building. First National, Mr. Cure said, is making the stock available to a number of charitable and civic organizations. A new by-law passed at last night's meeting provides that a chapter chairman's tenure of office will be reduced from three to two years. In other business, reports of various committee and project chairmen were heard. Junior Auxiliary To Extend Child Welfare Program The child welfare program of the Blytheville Junior Auxiliary has been extended to cover the two Negro elementary schools. Mrs- Joe P. Pride, Jr., welfare chairman, announced today. The eye testing program, which includes the purchase of glasses for needy children and the supplying of milk to under-privileged children not included in any other welfare program, are the two project* which will be introduced into Robinson and Elm Street Schools in the fall, Mrs. Pride said. The Junior Auxiliary will conduct its extended program with the cooperation of the Blytheville School Board and W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of school*. diplomat said: "The failure of the conference certainly seems to be within sight." Talks Received Awaiting the outcome of the Eden-Molotov meetings, the Indochina talks were In recess. The two diplomats are the chairmen of the conference. A meeting: of the 19-nation Korean conference, however, was set for this afternoon. This, too, is deadlocked and Western diplomats already have written it off at hopeless. The Eden-Molotov discussion! were expected to consider three possibilities: 1. That the talks should continue in semi-public meetings, such a* those of the past three days, which allow the fullest publicity to. the proceedings, 2. That the negotiations should be carried on in secret, with all parties formally bound to withhold information from the press. Th* conference has held a dosen such meetings but information has always leaked out. 3. That the conference should arrange talks by smaller groups or by two or more representatives, such AS the meetings now going on between the representatives of the two military commands tat the ftt- dochina War. BrltiMh Still WilHnr This latter alternative was mentioned by a British spokesman. He said he was sure Eden had this in mind when, in his speech to tht conference yesterday, he said Britain still was willing to attempt to resolve East-West difference* "here or in restricted session, or by any other method which our colleagues may prefer." A French spokesman said the general opinion seemed to be swinging toward a return to secret sessions, in view of the "growing hardening" of the Communist attitude since the semi-public sessions resumed this week. Molotov himself raised the question of direct political talks between the parties involved in Indochina, but it was not clear whether he wanted these contacts to take the place of the full nine- party meetings. While efforts were being made to find a suitable procedure for continuing the peace talks, the feeling was that Eden's speech showed he had more or less givea up hope. He said the differences between the East and West had become wider and deeper during the past few days, and added: "Unless we can narrow them now without further delay we shall have failed in our task." Tuesday Final Day in Polio Shot Program Tuesday is the final, and anticlimactic, day of the Salk polio vaccine field trials at the Blytheville polio clinic. On that day, children who submitted to blood tests on April 27 are requested to return for their final blood tests. Realizing that with the adjournment of school it won't be easy to round up the children. National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis officials have requested the cooperation of parents in bringing their children to the health unit here. Negro children are to arrive at 9 a.m., with white children coming one hour later. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow. High today low to mid 90s; low tonight mid 60s to low 70s. MISSOURI — Generally fair through Saturday except partly loudy with scattered thiinder- ;torms likely extreme northwest tonight; little change in temperature. Maximum yesterday—95. Minimum thla morntni— 71, Sunset today—7:13. Sunrise tomorrow—4:44. Mean temperature (midway bttw««i igh and low)—U. Precipitation laat 34 bouri to 7:lt m. today—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—MJI. This Datt LMt YMT Maximum yttter*ay—100, Minimum this raorntnf—lt. Precipitation Juuaty 1 to IMS.

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