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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 73 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newi —- ... r . Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST. ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16. 1954 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES 8INGL1 COPY FIV1 CIKTi Aid to Schine Is Admitted By McCarthy Senator Says He Signed Bid For Rank; Denied It Earlier WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. McCarthy conceded on the witness stand in the McCarthy-Army hearings today that he had signed G. David Schine's application for an Army commis^- sion despite his previous testimony he ''never saw it" and knew nothing about it. Joseph N. Welch, special Army counsel, produced surprise photos ^i | of the application for Schine, a f ^PTnif former McCarthy consultant and V w central figure in the exchange of ^** 1 *•• Jf "pressure" and "blackmail" charges between Secretary of the Army Stevens and McCarthy. Welch referred first to sworn testimony of McCarthy on June 10 that he knew nothing about Schine's application for a commission, which the Army turned down. Schine subsequently was drafted as a private on Nov. 3. When Welch waved the paper before him, McCarthy said with a grin and chuckle "don't tell me I notarized it." "No," Welch replied, "you merely signed it." The Army special counsel said that he didn't think the conflict in McCarthy's statement was "a devastating thing," but that he be- Ouster Try Is Doomed Motion Likely To Be Killed In Committee WASHINGTON (AP) — An effort by Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) to strip Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) of his committee chairmanships appeared headed today for a quiet death in the Senate Rules Committee. It was Flanders himself who late yesterday moved—at the prodding of Republican leaders—to send his proposal to the Rules Committee. This was done by a voice vote, with Flanders Indicated he would ask. the Senate to take the motion away from the Rules Committee by a parliamentary device called "discharge," if the committee fails to act on it by July 15. McCarthy is a member of the Rules Committee, headed by Sen. Jenner (R-Ind). .A Republican leader said in an interview today it would be extremely difficult to get a majority vote in the Senate to pry the motion out of the Rules Committee. The senator asked not to be quoted by name. McCarthy Is head of the Senate Investigations subcommittee and of its parent Government Operations Committee. Flanders' motion was based on what the Vermonter called McCarthy's "contempt" of the Senate. Flanders charged in a speech last Friday that McCarthy showed contempt by refusing to testify in 1952 before a Senate elections subcommittee which looked into his financial affairs. VALUE DAYS APPROACHES — Blytheville merchants tomorrow throw open their doors for the first of a three-day Blytheville Value Days event which will find them offering merchandise at reduced prices in view of stimulating summer business. Examining merchandise in preparation for tomorrow's sales are (from the left* Hardy Aston, Merchants Division president; Mayor E. R. Jackson, who's ready to ring- up the sale, and Chamber of Commerce President W. J. Pollnrd. (Courier News Photo) Stand-By Group to Stay During Geneva Recess Suspension Is Due By End of the Week By EDDY C.ILMORE GENEVA (AP) — Western diplomats made plans today for a stand-by group-to remain in Geneva during the expected suspension of the Indochina peace talks. An authoritative source said i tnry talks here between the Vict- some sort of a recess in the nine- j minh and the French must con- power parley probnbly will be ! tinue. agreed on before the end of MIR week, but that, there is no thought, now of a complete break off of the talks. France reportedly is opposed lo any outright adjournment, of the negotiations with the Communists, at least until after a new govern- vnent hns been set up in Paris nnd the National Assembly hns had a chance to review the Indochina situation. French Foreign Minister Georges Bidaull flew bark from Paris today to discuss the situation with j British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden nnd U.S. Under Secretary of State Walter Bedell Smith at R dinner tonight, Meet with Chou En-lai Smith and Eden also saw Jean Chnuvel. French ambassador to Switzerland, on the situation this morning. Eden planned to meet Inter today with Communist The United States % and Britain j china's Premier-Foreign Minister Chou En-la I. One plan reportedly being con- were understood to be in ment that ranee should not. b deserted. They also feel the mill- Cardinal Says Flanders Should 'Stick to State' NEW YORK fJ» — Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York asked to comment today on a statement by Sen .Flanders (R-Vt) that Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) is dividing the country, said Flanders should "stick to the welfare of his state." "Is Sen. Flanders uniting us?" the cardinal said. "That's outside his province. I'd stick to the welfare of his state." The cardinal returned on the liner independence from a Marian year pilgrimage to Rome, during which he attended the canonization of Pope Pius X. In a shipboard interview the cardinal was asked about a Senate speech by Flanders in which the Vermont" senator said Cardinal Spellman shook hands with Sen. McCarthy after the Wisconsin senator had addressed a Roman Catholic communion breakfast of members of the New York City Police Department. "Let Him Ask" In his speech Flanders said, "Did this mean that the impri- lieved it ought to brought out. "May I still say I don't know anything about it," McCarthy said. Notarized by Stevens Then examining the paper, he added, "I want to make it clear it was notarized by Bob Stevens." Stevens has accused McCarthy and Roy M. Cohn, chief counsel of the Investigations subcommittee, with exerting improper pressure in efforts to get favored Army treatment for Schine. McCarthy and Cohn have charged in turn that Stevens and Army Counselor John G. Adams attempted to use Schine as a "hostage" in efforts to sidetrack a McCarthy investigation of alleged Communists in the Army. Much of the forenoon session of this 35th and possibly final day of the hearing was given over to argument as to McCarthy's right to receive secret information from government employes. At times there were political overtones. Cites "Duty" McCarthy, defending his receiving a summary of an FBI document from an Army intelligence officer, has contended government employes have a duty to give him —as chairman of the Senate's Government Operations Committee— nformation of any wrongdoing. At one point, McCarthy said Sen. McClellan (D-Ark) had, in effect, accused him of committing a crime by taking the document. He con- Top A-Scieniist Hits Oppenkeimer 'Principal Inventor' of H-Bomb Questions Physicist's Judgment WASHINGTON (AP) — The man credited by many atomic scientists with unlocking the door to the hydrogen bomb says he would feel safer if Dr. J. Robert Ojpenneimer did not have custody of the nation's vital secrets. The scientist is Dr. Edward Teller. 46-year-old University of California professcr, who said he regards Oppenheimer a? a loyal American but questions his wisdom vot.ion to his country. On the othfr side of the picture, William L. Bortien, former executive secretary of the Senate-House Atomic Enersy committee, d esc rib- and judgment. j e d Oppenheimer as "more prob- Oppenheimer himself calls Teller,' ably than not an agent of the So- ... Dr. Teller . feel safer if he knew would the "principal inventor" of the fearful H-bomb. Bu: even as Dr. Teller expressed some reservations about Oppenheimer. father of the atomic bomb rim-ing' World War II. many of the key men who worked shoulder to .shoulder with him in top secret projects rallied to Oppenbeimer's defense, .saying he was a man of complete loyalty, integrity and de- OneKiiie Hurt in ine Others WILSON — William Casey, 68. town nightwatchman, tended the Arkansas Democrat j was killed here yesterday afternoon in a train-truck collision was "grossly in error" and ex- in which nine others were hospitalized. -* The truck in which Mr. Casey and some 24 others were riding was pressed hope McCiellan would "correct the record." McCarthy also said that in effect McClellan was saying that if the Democrats take over the control of the Senate and McClellan succeeded him as chairman of the Senate Investigations- subcommittee— At this point McClellan broke in to say with a smile, "That won't be long." "It's entirely possible." McCarthy said. Then he went on with his sentence to say that in effect McClellan was saying that no one could give him information that was stamped confidential. McClellan said he did not think he was wrong in the position he took but told McCarthy he would like for the question concerning the receipt of confidential information by congressional investigators to be cleared up. "If I were chairman." McClellan said, "I'd want to know I was procreeding legally." In another exchange McClellan told McCarthy that "maybe the President of the United States is not of your wing of the party either." McCarthy replied he had Stote Chinese To Meet Here Sunday is Dcfre Of One-Day Session crossing a side track leading to the Wilson Soybean Mill and had .slopped on the track when the crash occurred, according to truck occupants. Driven by Charley Weaver, the ; ruck was loaded with workers going to chop cotton on the Wilson farm east of Wilson. Mr. Casey, on Some 200 Chinese are expected i vocal ion from his night watchman to descend on Blytheville Sunday } job. had boarded the truck to work for the annual meeting- of the Ar- : in the fields. kansas Chinese Association. i Dlck Matron, one of the riders Blytheville is host citv for the event, which will concern itself mainly with election comlr.g vear. ,, f on the truck " rp P° rteQ lhal the of dlficers ' t! ' uf:K had stopped on the track about 1 p.m. when the Frisco l.oco- he "conference" committee are ' morive hlt ic at a lo;v me of s Peed. turning the vehicle over. Others Hurt Among the more seriously injured vie(. Union." Teller said he regarded Oppenheimer as loyal, but. said "I would like to see the vital interests of this country in hands which I understand better, and therefore trust more." Transcript Released All this conflicting testimony— and a backstage account of the momentous, tortuous development of the H-bomb—was disclosed in the release of the transcript of hearings before a special security board of the Atomic Energy Commission. The board ruled On May 27 that Oppenheimer was a. loyal American and a discreet one. But in a 2-1 split it said the famed physicist with the crew haircut, wa.s a se- j curity risk—not entitled any more to access to the atomic information he helped store up for 10 years. Oppenheimer and his attorneys have appealed to the full AEC t,p overturn this finding. The commission promised a decision this month. The half-million words of testimony from 40 witnesses ran through the gamut of charges that Oppenheimer had been a contributor and fellow traveler with Com-j J° hn and. Lilly Redman of Bassett munist causes until 1942 that he i . Orh ?!" b .°.- vs swimming in the bar lied to Army intelligence officers investigating Russian atomic espionage in 1942 and that he opposed sidered by the West would hnve each of the nine delegations leave in Geneva responsible—but. not. top-level—representatives to serve ivs a stnnd-by group. This would permit quick resumption of the lull conference should developments warrant it. A high WPS tern source snid the French-Vietminh military talks hod made very little progress so fnr on their t.ask of defining cease-fire lines. He snid. however, they had exchanged maps giving their initial ideas of where the two rival forces should be assembled. This source said that in the initial exchange both sides "claimed everything." He acknol- edcred that this was usual in the first stnpes of bargaining, but that in this case events in Indochina might be the deciding' factor. Opposed Partition The United States was reported still firmly opposed to any move to divide Indochina into two zones. The feeling in U.S. circles is that this would rnenn permanent partition of Indochina. The United States and France were understood to be pressing for a series of "goose eR'ff" areas where the troops would be assembled after an armistice. The Indochina parley appeared as hopelessly deadlocked as the Korean phase of the Geneva talks, which ended last night after seven fruitless weeks. British Foreign Secretary Eden told delegates Monday he felt, the talks should be suspended unless the . Communists made drastic changes in their position. It. appeared certain that neither Eden nor US. Under Secretary of j State Walter Bedell Smith intends i 1,0 remain in Geneva after this ' week. The Korean talks were broken .off by a joint declaration issued BASSETT — A 16-ear-old Negro j by the 16 countries which fought boy drowned about 8 p. m. last. !in Korea 01. the United Nations night while swimming with four j Klc j e . They blamed the Communists others in a bar pit near his Bas- j foi - L h e deadlock and announced sett home. , lhat tnev would give the U.N. a Dead is Joseph Redman, son ofj fu]] report on tne proceedings. . . . Dr. Oppenheimer , no atomic secrets . . . knew Negro Youngster Drowns in Pit An Inexperienced Swimmer,. He Got Too Far from Shore an all-out effort to develop the H- bomb as la IP as 1949. pit told officers that he was an inexperienced swimmer and out, China's Premier - Foreign Minister Chou En-lai made a last- minute proposal to have the 19 par- Call for UN Indochina Action Due But Russians Are Expected To Soy 'Nyet' UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. I* — The United State* today joined five other 1J. N. nation* In approving: a move to send a peac* patrol to check on the threat of a- spread of war in Southeast Alia,. Thus the patrol will be net up unit-SB Russia vetoes the proposal. The Russians wlH revet! tfceftr views Friday. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The first draft resolution ever to call for U. N. action on the war in Indochina was readied for introduction today in the Security Council. Russia is expected to veto it when the council finally gets to a vote. Diplomatic sources said Thailand would introduce the draft, providing: for a U.N. "peace patrol" oft her own territory. Pole Sarasin, Thai ambassador to Washington, and U.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. were slated. to speak in support of the resolution. As drafted.'the resolution would have the council sympathiie with Thailand's concern at developments in Southeast Asia, without referring- specifically to the war in neighboring- Indochina. It would ask the 14-nation Peace Observation Commission to send a subcommittee of three to five members to Thailand to observe and report on any threats to international peace and security. To forestall French objection*. the resolution would require the peace patrol to ask permission from its parent commission and the council before it could go anywhere outside Thailand. Forces of the Communist-led Vi- ef.minh are now active in all three of the French-allied states of Indochina though most of them are in Viet Nam. Thailand is worried particularly about those in Laos and Cambodia, on her eastern frontier. Backers of Thailand's proposal hope that the presence of international observers next door to Indochina would deter the Communist 1 ? from expanding the fighting; beyond the Indochinese borders. If the Soviets cast their anticipated veto when the resolution finally comes to a vote, Thailand ii expected to take her request to the General Assembly, where big-power veto does not operate. c A p C i, e m^u *wj«.,., Je i ^'» KU,. OUL u countries-the 16 U.N. loo far ann couldn t swim back to _,,/_ * «,.„,. «„,, -v,^., „„,. Thomas Chiu, T. K. Fong and Jimmy Lum. all of Blytheville. The one-d.iy meeting will be held in the Junior Chamber of Commerce club' room on North Second . wa ? Mrs ' Ett ? 9 ase jf- the dead man '? matur of 'nihil obstat' (nothing ob- campaigned for Eisenhower and jectionable; has been set by the wou ld again, church on these debonair campaigns to divide Americans on religious lines? It looked' like a pretty serious business." Asked whether his presence at the breakfast represented an "imprimatur" or approval, of Sen. McCarthy's views, Cardinal Spellman said: "Let him (Sen. Flanders) write me a letter if he wants to know. That's the best way to find out. I'm surprised that a New Englander could be that naive. It's wonderful to have been mentioned in the Senate." 286 Are X-Rayed In Osceola Visit Nearly 300 persons passed through the mobile X-ray unit at Osceola yesterday. Serving as registrars yesterday were Mrs. U, B. Colbert, Mrs. E. G. Robbins. Mrs. Guy Robbins, Mrs. L. K. Harward and Mrs. Joe Mrs. L. K. Harwarg and Mrs. Joe Applebaum. After spending another day in Osccola. the mobile unit will move on to Luxora tomorrow. "I haven't campaigned for Clark Clifford yet," said McClellan. "You're one up on me." From time to time, McCarthy has suggested that Clifford, onetime special counsel to former President Truman, "instigated" the Army charges against him. Street All proceedings are to be \ conducted in Chinese. A full-length Chinese motion picture will be shown Sunday after-' noon around 5 o'clock. Interested persons are invited to see the' film, Mr. Chiu -stated. widow. She is in Osceola Memorial Hospital suffering from a fractured ; neck and will have to remain in a • traction and cast for y.ome time, attending physicians said this morn• in?. Mr, Weaver received multiple 'lacerations and possible internal injuries while Joyce Dobson, 17, is in the hospital with a fractured Traffic Mishap Noted Buford Martin and Mrs. Sam - pelvis. Smith were involved in a traffic Others in the hospital with minor accident on the 700 block of East. injuries are Clifton Kenney. Sara Main causing: some damage to both ' Kenney, 13; Lilly vehicles, Police reported. : Louise Thompson, "i shore, according to J. T. 'Buster) j Wigley. deputy sheriff at Wilson. | The bar pit. is behind the Bassett All this was freely conceded by Gravel and Cement Co., and was used as a source of sand for years. The bovs tried to reach Redman allies plus Russia. Red China and North Korea—resume negotiations at, a time and place to be decided later. Chou's proposal was dropped aft- g er Smith and some other Western Oppenheimer who said he had made mistakes in the past and had once been an "idiot" but carefully _ ,_.._ _ ___ guarded the host of secrets "I have i People nearby heard the calls for \ lieved was a. maneuver to keep had ... in my head a long time." help and went to the pit but were! ^ problem from going back to with a pole but were unsuccessful. I delegates objected to what they be- Gets Support And a virtual roll call of former AEC commissioners and top atomic scientists backed up former AEC Chairman Gordon Dean who described Oppenheimer as, one of the too late to save him, Deputy Wig- ; the U.N. ley said, Boats were used to employ dragging apparatus and the body was recovered about 11 p, m. las.t night and taken to Swift's Funeral Home in Osceola. Van Fleet Says End of Talks 'No Surprise' $725 Bond Forfeited Ted Cumminss forfeited Berry, Willie Alice Edrington, 15: Ann Reed, 12. Several were released from the -; hospital but are still under observa- Army Counsel Welch also had a bond in Municipal Court this morn- I tic £' the doctor said go-round with McCarthy over Burglars Strike At Osceola Again OSCEOLA — Burglars broke into the Methodist and Baptist Churches last night and took a total of about $8 in cash after ransacking offices of the two churches. Police Chief Jake Thralkill said this morning. They entered by windows at both places and broke into the cold drink machine at the Methodist church, he said. The burglaries were discovered by the janitors when they went to work this morning. Nothing was disturbed besides the pastors' offices, he satd. County officers were notified and are assisting in the investigation. , „ i Funeral arrangements were m- ': complete this morning, but will be ..^'.""-'. j handled by Citizens Funeral Home ing on a charge of hauling hire without a permit. Inside Today's Courier News ... If Leo's Bankroll Holds Out. Giants May Make It. . . Talbott Sees 12lh Round KO Win for Marciano . . . Jaycees Lose 4-3 Chiller to Lions . . . Sports - . . Pas;es 10 and 11. . . . . . Osceola News and Feature . . . Pap:c 7- . . . . . Oppenheimer Faces Lonely Life If AEC Decides Apainst Him . . . Pa.pc 3 ... . . . Unlocked Pentagon Windows Put G-2 to Manning Mimeo- irraph . . . Page 9. . . . . . Can McCarthy Ever Make Up His Mind about His Accusers? 2 . . . of West Memphis. few men whr can completely dem- Funera] semces are incompjele onstrate his loyalty to his country at lhis lime "by his performance ... a man i " '_ of complete integrity ... a very I devoted man to his country." Aside from Oppenheimer and his wife there were 38 witnesses. Attorneys for Oppenheimer said 25 of them voiced no doubts at all about him. The most revealing new testimony was the inside version from Dean and other scientists and officials of the pulling and hauling in secret over whether to launch a big H-bomb effort after the Russians exploded an atomic bomb in the fall of 1.949 and what, hap- Adult Swim Class Tuesday Red Cross Chickasawba District Chapter's adult swimming classes will get underway on Tuesday, it revolution. 'Chutist Said On Guatemala PANAMA I/PI—Reports circulated here today that a dozen parachute troopers landed on the Pacific coast of Guatemala a few hours after Col. Carlos Enrique Diaz, the army chief of staff, tried to leave by plane for Washington. This was the latest word to come from Guatemala, where the leftist *° VernC "e n "p 'onT^ SSL: *™ •- »« * *«— •» «H hv 0 I Formosa as soon as I can." By JIM BECKER and CHARLES CHIN TOKYO W— Gen. James A. Yan Fleet, former commander of the U. S. 8th Army i n Korea, said today the breakup of the Korean peace conference at Geneva was "no surprise to me" and "I'm glad it finally came about." The retired general, on a military aid survey of the Far East for President Eisenhower, declared, "We had to go through with it and prove once again you can't believe the Communists — you can't rely on them." Va n Fleet arrived today from that the regime is threatened by a See AEC RELEASES on Pajre 14 "day. was pointed out today. Previously, it had been an-1 nounced the classes would begin on j JJune 27. Swimming classes for the adult group will meet at 6 p.m. on Tues- Ike Giving Re-Election No Thought WASHINGTON — President Eisenhower said today he is giving no thought now as to whether he will seek re-election in 1956. The President also told his news conference his forthcoming conference here with Prime Minister Churchill was suggested by Churchill to combat what Eisenhower termed the theorv that there is a great lions this fall. Eisenhower was asked whether rift between the United States and Britain. Eisenhower said the main purpose of the conference, to be held ! at. t,he Whir.e House the weekend | his plans. i starting Jur.e 25, is to make the | He paused for a moment, then alliance between the two nations as strong as possible. The President's remarks regarding 1956 were .touched off by a newsman's reminder that Eisenhower's chief aidt, Sherman Adams, suggested last week that Eisenhower might not run for the presidency if the Republicans were to lose control of Congress in the elec- such a political development in November might have this effect on laughed. Then Eisenhower went on to say that to his best knowledge the matter of what he will do in 1956 never yet has been discussed with him, except perhaps in a facetious manner. The President said he was not going to make any prediction on that matter- He mentioned the great world problems confronting * the United States and said those, are occupying his main attention at this time. He sail that not by any matter of I means was he casting his mind, Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and Thursday; widely scattered mostly afternoon and evening thundershowers. MISSOURI —Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday with scattered thundershowers east this afternoon and west and north Thursday; warmer west this afternoon, cooler extreme northwest Thursday. Minimum this morning—74, Maximum ycwterday—90. Sunsct today—7:15.' Sunrise tomorrow—4:46. Mean temperature (midway between. :ilgh and low)—82. Precipitation last 24 houri to 7:00 a.m. today—none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—23.58. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—98. Minimum this morning—78, "-cclpltatlon January 1 9t> d»t«— 30.49. Earlier, at Seoul airport, Van Fleet told newsmen South Korea has more than enough men to expand its army above 30 divisions. Informed quarters said it Appeared that President Eisenhower has ben using Van Fleet—t personal friend of stubborn old President Syngman Rhee—to keep South Korea in line since the Geneva talks failed. Rhee has said frequently sin?.* that he would order a drive north if Korea was not united peacefully. At Chinhae, where Rh«* is attending an unofficial Asian anti- President said breakup of the Geneva talk! "is the first time since the cease-fire talks began ift Panmunjom that the United States has led the other nations In withdrawing from a conference with the Communist*.'* The ROK President said calling off the peace conference demonstrates that "the fret nation* IMI longer are begginf the Communists to com* to some agreement so as to avoid at any co* tt * WttM War M."

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