The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 12, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 12, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 70 Blytheville Courier BlytheviUe Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1054 TEN PAGES Mundt Asking For an End to Aides' Feud Says Cohn-Kennedy Scrap Has No Place in Hearing WASHINGTON A(P) —'Acting Chairman Mundt (R-SD) called today for an end to a "feud" between two Senate Investigations subcommittee aides which exploded in hot words yesterday and threatened to carry into next week's McCarthy- Army hearings. Roy M. Cohn. chief counsel for the subcommittee and one of the principals in the dispute between Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and top Army officials, was accused by Robert F. Kennedy of threatening in an after-session clash to "get" Sen. Jackson (D-Wash) on a Communist issue. Cohn denied this and said Kennedy, broth'er of Sen. Kennedy (D- Mass) and adviser to subcommittee Democrats, admitted "hatred" toward him and other members of McCarthy's staff. Mundt, whc said the incident escaped his notice when he recessed the hearings for the weekend yesterday, said in an interview "there is a feud which has been going on for a long time between Kennedy and Cohn." "I don't know why and I don't care why," Mundt said. "It is something that has no place in the hearings and it isn't going to have a place in the hearings. They are just popping off and they can stop it." But Cohn already had demanded the right to ask a series of questions Monday which he said "might develop true facts" about some of the things Jackson had said in needling questions to McCarthy about Pvt. G. David Schine and his activities. Whether Cohn would insist on following through on this Monday was not clear from his statements on arrival in New York for a weekend at his home. Aside from saying he never threatened to Kennedy he would "get" Jackson, and that Kennedy "is indulging in a longstanding personal hatred of me," he had no comment on the incider* beyond a remark that "there's been enough fighting this week." However McCarthy seemed to ARC Officers, Directors Listed Mrs. W. J. Pollard, R. A. Porter Are Chapter Vice Chairmen R. A. Porter and Mrs. W. A. Pollard have been named vice-chairman of Chickasawba District of American Red Cross today, when a full slate of officers and directors was released by chapter offices here. Other officers, in addition to chapter chairmen Siegbert Jiedel, include Rodney Bannister, treasurer, and Mrs. S. E. Tune, secretary. Mrs. Pollard is vice. chairman of volunteers, it was pointed out. Here's a lineup of directors: Mrs. H. H. Howard, Clyde Gaines, Toler Buchanan, Ferris McCalla, Mrs. U. S. Blankenship, W. E. Hagan, Harry A. Haines; J. A Haynes, Mrs. G. O. Poetz. Louis Weinberg, J. E. Dicks, George M. Lee. Harold Sudbury, Poy Ethin- son, E. RJ Mason. Harvey Morris, Clara Ruble, E. J. Cure, A. A. Tipton: Marion Dyer, Gilbert Smythe. R. M. Logan, Charles Brogden, C. W. Tipton, M. D. Dennis, J. L. Wect- brook. Ted Wahl, John M. Stevens, Jr.. Fred S. Saliba and Clem Whistle. | agree with Mundt's view when I questioned at Milwaukee, where the Wisconsin senator flew late yesterday to start a round of weekend speechmaking. Saying he thought too many extraneous issues had been brought up at the televised inquiry, McCarthy told reporters: "I do not intend to go into any senator's background at these hearings. I think that we ought to finish the pertinent tesimony and ge back to regular committee business as soon as possible." Jackson for his part declared: "In spite of Mr. Conn's statement I will continue to do everything in my power to get all the fats in order to reach a fair and honest decision as to the merits of this controversy." MISS BLYTHEVILLE RECEIVES CROWN — at the high school auditorium last night. Looking Perla Fay Key is pictured above as she receives on are Bertha Ann Gaines (left), third place win- the 1954 Miss Blytheville crown from last year's ner. and Linda Taylor, who was runner-up. (See title holder, Miss Doris Bean, at the beauty pag- additional picture on Page 10.) (Courier New* eant sponsored by Junior Chamber of Commerce Photo) Young Wins Battle For Control of NYC NEW YORK (AP) — The future of the nation's second biggest railroad, the New York Central, lay today in the hands of Texas-born financier Robert R. Young. He won the bitter fight for control by a margin of 1,070,000 shares out of the Central's grand total of 6,447,410, an authoritative source who declined to be named said yesterday. The official results, which may vary slightly from this figure, are to be announced Monday at 10 a.m. EDT by the election inspectors at Albany, N.Y., where the count of shares has been in progress since the stockholders' meeting May 26. - But there was no doubt about the outcome. In Los Angeles, Young's wealthy Texas friend, Clint W. Murchison, confirmed the smashing victory. It was Murchison who, with his fellow Texan, Sid W. Richardson, bought the long-contested 800,000 shares which were the back-bone of Young's victory. "Yes. we have won the Central fight—the Young group, 'that is," said Murchison, "it's in the bag, even without those 800,000 shares." But no comment was available from the defeated Central Board headed by .Central President William White. Young's likely choice to take over White's job as president is Alfred E. Perlman, 51-year-old executive vice president of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. Last April 14 White declared he | would resign as president if Young won the proxy battle. Ends 65-Year Reign Young's tr.umph ended an 85- year reign by the old banking See NYC On Page 10 Kidnaping Suspect Identified Inside Today's Courier News . . . Jaycees Shaken by No-Hitter in Little League . . . Yankees May Be on Way to Top , . . Ezzard Charles is Sad, Moody . . . Sports . . . Page 6 ... . . . Exchange of Ideas Needed on Farm Program, McCarthy Says . . . Page 7 ... . . . Crash of Navy Jet at Millington Kills Five . . . Page 7 . . . . . FDR, Jr., to Run for Governor of New York . . . Page 7 ... . . . Society News . . . Page J . . . Summer Band Schedule Is Announced Plans for opening of Blytheville's summer band program were announced today by Robert Lipscomb, High School band director. Registration will get underway in the High School Band room on Monday. Here's the schedule as released by Mr. Lipscomb today- Beginning Band 1—9:00-9:45. - Beginning Band 11—9:45-10:30. Intermediate Band—10:30-11:15. Senior Band—11:15-12:00. Instruction is free and is part of the public school program, Mr. Lipscomb stated. He emphasized the importance of the summer program for students interested in taking band for the firs time this year. Classes will be held Monday through Friday from. June 14 to July 30. PHOENIX, Ariz. (#)—A 41-year- old father of two children was jailed for investigation of kidnap- ing today after Mrs. Evelyn Ann Smith identified him as her abductor. Daniel J. Marsin. an unemployed welder, refused to admit his guilt. He grinned broadly when Mrs. Smith. 23. wife of a Phoenix industrialist, picked him from a police lineup of five men. "That's him." said Mrs. Smith. •'There's no question about it." William Mahoney, Maricopa County attorney, closeted himself with Marsin several hours and later announced. "H 1 ? gave marginal details of the kidnaping but would neither admit nor deny the act without full advice of a competent attorney. But. this much I know—he's the i guy.' I Marsin, who has lived in Phoenix | with his wife and children since j 1951, refused to make any statement to police. He would not discus whether he was the man who kidnaped the young mother at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon and held her 24 hours until $75,000 was paid. No Clues on Money Police admitted they had no j ciues to what happened to the ransom money which the victims' husband, Herbert, said he left as directed at the Superstition Mountains, 45 miles east of Phoenix. When Marsin was arrested five miles from the payoff point late Thursday night, he had only 17 cents in his pockets. He was naked to the waist when .:e stumbled into a ranch house ' pleading for a drink of water, i Sheriff's deputies who were ques- | tioning the home owners booked i him as a possible suspect. j The deputies said Marsin told them at that time he had been prospecting and ran out of water then tore off his Shirt and under- i shirt when he became delirious. | Police said he made "several j statements last night which con| flicted with his original story." j Last night- he was placed in a See KIDNAPING On Page 10 YOUNG TITLE HOLDERS — Carolyn Stuart (left) was chosen Junior Miss Blytheville while Freddie Grable won the title of Mr. Jaycee President of 1974 last night at the beauty pageant sponsored by Junior Chamber of Commerce. Both were chosen from live finalists picked Thursday night and were presented last night during the Miss Blytheville contest. (Courier News Photo) Deli High Sckool Girl Miss Blytheville s Perla Fay Key, 18-year-old Dell High School graduate, sponsored by Noble Gill Pontiac Co., was crowned Miss Blytheville of 1954 last night at the Junior Chamber of Commerce sponsored beauty pageant held at Blytheville High School Auditorium. She is the daughier of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Key of Dell. On Vote of Confidence Geneva's Fate Hangs OnEden-Molotov Talk GENEVA (AP) — A British spokesman said today following talk* between Eden and Molotov that the meeting: had been "Inconclusive." They will meet ajfain later, he said, but not today. GENEVA (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Russia's Foreign Minister, V. M. Molotov, met today for a private talk which may decide the fate of the Geneva conference. .———— 4 Both the Indochina and Korean peace talks were in recess after a cruclnl week in which the Western powers warned bluntly that they were ready to admit failure unless the Communists changed their position. Both phases of the conference appeared, to be hopelessly deadlocked. Eden and Molotov met as c6- charmen of the nine-party Indochina parley to decide how to proceed next. Among other things, they were expected to decide when the next meeting would be and whether it would be a plenary or a secret session. To Talk Frankly Eden, however, was known to feel that it was useless to go on If the Communists showed no signs of major policy changes. He was expected to talk very frankly with Molotov and to see if the Soviet foreign minister was prepared to make new proposals. Meanwhile, the diplomats in Geneva kept a close watch on Paris where the fate of the French government was decided. One of the key conference fig- tires, French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, was in the French capital- Some delegates observed that a defeat for the French government which plays a major role in the Indochincse phase of the parley might provide an excuse for suspending the deadlocked negotiations. There was a question of whether the other nations—particularly the Communist: bloc—would be willing to deal with France on an interim basis while she sought a new government. The only indication that they would was expressed yesterday by Red China's Premier-Foreign Minister Chou En-lai who told the Korean parley "there is no reason whatsoever why we should stop going on." Would Prefer Issues At this sssion Eden and other Western leaders had suggested referring the Korean Issues to the United Nations in the face of See CONFERENCE on Pa** 10 WINS TITLE—Perla. Fay Key, 18. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Key of Dell ,was crowned Miss Blytheville of 1954 last night at the beauty pageant, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. (Courier News hPolo) But Resignation Not Mandatory; Geneva Affected PARIS (AP) — The French National Assembly today defeated Premier Joseph Laniel on a vote of confidence 306293. The vote did not, however, make Laniel's resignation mandatory and it was not immediately clear whether he was going to try to remain in office. Under the French constitution, a government must resign only if it is defeated by an absolute majority of all members of the Assembly. This absolute majority 1« 313 votes. In practice, governments have resigned if put in a minority on a vote of confidence, even if the opponents do not rally the absolute majority. An aide close to Laniel this morning said the Premier would follow this procedure. Pressures were being put on him to remain, however. President Rene Coty was reported to be Coty Refuses to Accept Resignation by Laniel PARIS f/n — French Premier Joseph Laniel today submitted his resignation to President Rene Coty after losing a vote of confidence In the National Assembly, but is was not accepted. In refusing to accept the resignation immediately, Coty said he would give his reply Monday. Dulles Back in Capital On Intervention Issue WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles returned to Washington early today to press for fulfillment of five conditions he says might justify American intervention in Indochina. First FHA Prof iteers List Compiled WASHINGTON (ft — The Eisenhower administration's investigation of reported government housing scandals has come up with its first list of alleged "windfall" profiteers—and-more may follow. Housing Chief Albert M. Cole announced late yesterday that a two-month inquiry has discovered 200 apartment promoters who he said pocketed nearly 40 million dollars in profits from inflated government-backed loans on 70 projects in 18 states and the District of Columbia. William F. McKenna, Cole's depute in charge of the investigation, said it already has been shown "beyond question that certain pro- moters were aided and guided by former top Federal Housing Administration (FHA) officials in the windfall practices." Cole sent the list of 200 corporations to the Justice Department for "such civil or criminal proceedings" as may be indicated." In making the list public, Cole said it covers only a tiny precent- agc of the several thousands of cases under study. He promised that McKenna's staff will forward to the Justice Department any more windfall cases unearthed in a continuing probe of irregularities under a post World War II apartment buildino; program. The reported Abuses in certain, government housing programs came to public light on April 12. The FHA's top command was shaken up. The Eisenhower administration and two congressional committees promptly plunged into probes of (A) the apartment construction program, now inactive and (B) the home repair program, still running. Chairman Capehart (R-Ind) of the Senate Banking Committee, one of the investigating groups, said that apartment promoters may have reaped as much as a half billion dollars by obtaining A large crowd saw Linda Taylor, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A, H. Taylor of Blytheville, sponsored by- Coca-Cola Co., and Bertha Ann Gaine.s, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Gaines of Blytheville, (Berry's Toggery) chosen as second and third place runners-up. Both are Blytheville High School -graduates. Carolyn Stuart Wins Presented as Junior Miss Blytheville was Carolyn Sue Stewart, sponsored by Dr. Pepper, and Mr. Jaycee President of 1974, Freddie Grable, Ford Awning Co. Runner up for Junior Miss Blytheville were Mary Lee Richardson, Planters Flying Service, and Cathy Hollingsworth, Arkansas Grocery Co. In the Mr. Jaycee President of j 1974 division the second place win- j ners were Randy Hswks, J, C. Pen- ' ney, and Kit Torjusen, B. and T. Amusement Co, Judges for the contest were fof/eftS OWI Bond Mayor Ben F. Butler of Oscebla. I Maureen McDaniel of Jonesboro j Otis Davis forfeited $122.25 bond and Adrian Williams of Jonesboro. i in Municipal Court this morning on Entertainment during the pageant was furnished by students of the Rocky Smith School of Dance and by vocalists Miss Jo Ann Trieschmann and Harry Farr. Performing dances were Mary Richardmon, Cathy Hollingsworth, Gail Brogdon, Ronnie Fay Etchieson and Juanita Ferguson. Electrical organ for the contest was furnished by W. L. Moxley, who with E. B. David played for the program. Stage decorations were furnished by McAdams Flower Shop. Following the pageant, all contestants, judges and workers were invited to the Razorback for a dinner given by the owner, Sam Johns. Assisting Tommie Westbrook, Jaycee contest chairman, were Mrs. Jim Smothcrmon, Mrs. T. A. Folger, Mrs. J. L. Westbrook and Mrs. Tommy Westbrook.; government, - insured construction ; Dr. J. C. Guard was master of j a chnrge of driving while intoxi- loan* far bigger than their costs, ceremonies, oated. Dulles' plane touched down nt National Airport just a few hours after a five-power conference of Allied military leaders ended at the Pentagon, The military representatives of Britain, France, Australia, New deliberated a week on the strategic situation in Communist-menaced Southeast Asia. The conference broke .up last night without public announcement. The Defense Department'said: "Their conclusions will be transmitted to their respective governments." Dullos spelled out the five conditions in a speech yesterday to the Los Angeles World Affairs Coun'cil, This was his last stop on a three day speaking tour in the West. Two developments appeared likely to work in his favor in working for the conditions he has specified: 1. Indications that Geneva negotiations for an Indochina peace may be brought to an early end in view of the growing conviction of Western officials that the Communist nations there are unwilling to make an acceptable armistice. 2. Reported readiness of the British government to begin active consideration of a Southeast Asian alliance. However, it seemed doubtful the situation could be resolved in time to consider American combat help to French anc' native forces facing the Communist Vietminh in the vital Red River Delta. The U.S. Air Force yesterday announced yesterday it will evacuate about 1,000 wounded French troops from Indochina to their homeland. They would be brought iback from non-combat areas, how- j ever, without American forces ! themselves entering the conflict. i In his Los Angeles speech yes| tcrday, Dulles declared that the | problem in Indochina is one of "re- j storing tranquility" in an area [where trouble is being "fomented [Vrom Communist China." But he Isaid the problem cannot be suc- i'cessfully dealt with "merely by 'unilateral armed intervention." .laving thus once more ruled out any tingle-handed action by the ! United States, Dulles spelled out these five conditions which he said "might justify intervention": 1. An invitation "from the present lawful authorities," which presumably means the governments of France and the Indochinese states — Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam. 2. A clear assurance by France of complete independence for the three Indochincse states. 3. A demonstration of "evidence of concern" about the Indochinese See DULLES On a*e 1ft Julia Reed Oies in Cape Hospital Funeral services for Miss Julia Ree'd. veteran Mississippi County- teacher, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in Brinkoff Howell Funeral Home, Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. R. C- Holliday. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in that city. Miss Reed, who was 62, died at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau yesterday at 3 p.m. Born in 1892 in Cape County, she came to Mississippi County in 1916 and had taught school in Blythev- ville, Forthy and Eight. Promised Land and Black Water for the past 38 years. She attended Southeast Missouri State Teachers College, Cape Girardeau. and later received her degree from Arkansas State. Jonesboro. , She was known in Arkansas school circies for her work with the primary grades. She was retired several weeks ago and was awarded a plaque by the Manila School District for her services there- Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. John Kraft, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Ann Martin, both of Cape Girardeau, and Mrs.) Betttt XuManL, Qhaffw, Mo. j urging Lnniel not to quit unless forced to. Laniel's prestige has been on the downgrade for months. His government survived two confidence votes the past five weks. largly prsen a strong front for the Geneva nepotiaions. But his margin in he second—on May 13—was only two. The Premier was defeated early Thursday in an attempt to wind up the assembly's debate on France's bloody struggle against the Communist-led Vietminh rebels in Indochina. The vote came on a mildly worded resolution asking the government to continue efforts to seek a cease-fire. The assembly turned down the motion 324-269. Laniel immediately countered with the demand for the confidence vote on the question of giving priority to Communist and Socialist resolutions critical of the government. Lnniel's principal danger is that n number of DeGaullists and radical Socialists who have supported him in the past, now have threatened to desert him. Since neither of these factions has effective party discipline, the final outcome will depend upon the stand of individual deputies rather than on group decisions. The Premier's strongest hope lies in the fear of what a govern- i inent crisis might mean to the i country. Most observers doubt a new premiei could be found quickly. It was 37 days after Premier Rene Mayer's Cabinet fell last year before Laniel was put in office. Without a French government, the Geneva conference could not Lake any firm decisions on Indochina and the Assembly might be accused of sabotaging the best I hope for peace. | The possibility that a govern- I ment crisis might bring the disso- ! ution of the Assembly and new elections loomed in the wake of a statement by the Popular Republican Movement. The Catholic left of center group warned if Laniel is thrown out present French foreign policy must be continued or the MRP will insist on dissolution. The party ardently supports projects for European integration, including the projected European Army. Among its leaders are Foreign Minister Georges Bidault and former Foreign Minister Robert Schuman. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and continued warm; widely scattered afternoon thundershowers extreme northwest portion this' afternoon, tonight and Sunday. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy south and considerable cloudiness north this afternoon and tonight: scattered showers or thunderstorms northwest this afternoon and north portion tonight; Sunday partly cloudy with occasional shower* Maximum yesterday—95. Minimum this morning—71. Sunset today—7:13. Sunrise tomorrow—4 :46. Mean temperature (midway b«tw««m high and low)—83. Precipitation . laat M boun M 7:6t «.m today—none. Precipitation Jan. I to dat»— This Date Urt TMT Maximum yesterday—101. Minimum this morning—M. JMVM* I It

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