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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIX—NO. 223 BlythevlllR Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald jnra|JX>MINANT NEWSPAPER OK NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHRVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1953 US Officials Eye Next Step Toward A-Plan FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS BIG BITE — Walter Sorenson, a preparator in the geology and paleontology department of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, puts finishing touches on the teeth of a shark that lived 25 million years ago. The restoration of the -jaws of the shark — Charcharadon megalodon — will hang over the entrance to the museum's new fossil and fish alcove which will be open to the public late this winter. (AP Wirephoto) Secrecy Veils Plan To Hear Gouzenko NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Morris, counsel for the U. S. Senate internal security subcommittee, says former Russian code clerk Igor Gpuzenko may tell the committee what he knows about Russian spying in this country "tomorrow or next week." Two Courses Of Action Considered WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, undeterred by Moscow's initial coldness, weighed today the nature and timing of the next step in pressing for acceptance of the Eisenhower plan for an international atomic pool. Officials speculatively po nted out two possibilities for action: 1. A formal request may be made in the United Nations Disarmament Commission for appointment of a subcommittee consisting of nations with atomic resoun'es. They would hold secret talks on .he plan, as President Eisenhower suggested when he presented it to . the U. N. Assembly Tuesday. j 2. Secretary of State Dulles will | lave opportunity at a forthcoming conference of Bi^ Four foreign ministers in Berlin to discuss the idea privately with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov—if that seems to be a good idea at the | time. Dulles Off to Paris Dulles takes off for Paris late oday to attend a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Council. He "nay discuss the next step on the atomic plan there with British and French officials. Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey and Secretary of Defense Wilson also are going to the Dec. 14-16 NATO meetings, whose TRIPLE AMPUTEE TAKES FIRST STEPS — Constance DiStasi, 19 months, from Roxbury, Mass, believed to be the nation's youngest triple amputee with artificial limbs, takes first steps from her mother to Nurse Virginia King at Bos- ton's Carney Hospital. The child had to have her left leg, right foot, and right hand amputated 11 months ago to save her life after n rare blood circulation disease. Sister Jeanne Gerard of the hospital staff watches. (AP Wirephoto) Reds Threaten UN Interviews Explanations Halted By Stalling Tactics By MILO FARNETI PANMUNJOM (AP) — Allied efforts to woo home war prisoners who stayed with the Communists — including 22 Americans and one Briton — were threatened today by the Red slowdown tatics .which forced suspensions of interviews with South Korean POWS. jor objective is strengthening West- arrangements i n First Soviet reaction to the President's proposal—for an international atomic agency, under the United ern defense Europe. , Nations, to develop the peaceful uses of nuclear energy—was given Condi Opens Textbook Probe Group Urged To Watch For Red Infiltration LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Legislative Council, *. «. ^ u ,. s . UU n, u ^n-siuem, sura which today opens an investi- yesterday Dolan has been suspend- gation of 15 sorinlnuv tpvt-l ed Pending hearings for him and Officers Face Charges In. Greeniease Case ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Police Board plans to file formal charges accusing former Lt. Louis Shoulders and me mdian 8 Patrolman Elmer Dolan of violating regulations in their han- noimced that a Red request to dline of the arrest of Carl Austin Hall interview 250 anti-Red Lt. Gen. K. S. Thimaya. Indian chairman of the Neutral Nations ^epatrialion Commission, said 30 ROK prisoners would be called up for interviews tomorrow. But here was no indication whether he sessions would be held. Thimayya suspended the Allied explanation program Friday niter 25 of 30 prisoners insisted on making their own explanations to Allied interviewing officers. He said that if the POWS re fuse to accept NNRC conditions fqr the interviews "I'm afraid the explanations will come to an end. After n hurled meeting of the NNRC Thimayya announced that 30 more South Koreans would ap penr Saturday. He did not say whether there was any sign of a change in Communist tactics. Indian general also dling of the arrest of Carl Austin Hall. Hall, the kidnnp-killer of 6-year- old Bobby Greenletise, is awaiting execution in the Missouri penitentiary Dec. 18. I. A. Long, board president, said gation of 15 sociology textbooks used in the public schools, has been urged to keep an eye out for Communist infiltration. The council also will hear a re- <- . t3U , ( ,...,....>. JJC ^, llu li[lc port from Education Commission-I hearings, which will be scheduled ' '"' ~ 1J "-' ' • • • • Shoulders. Shoulders resigned from the force but the board has not officially accepted the resignation. The Police Board'president said . the charges will be filed under j Brown Heady by Kobert C. Orcen- DOlice regulations HP cnirl thp I lease Sr. of Knnsnq fiti. Gouzenko exposed a huge Soviet espionage ring in Canada in 1945 after walking out of the Rusian Embassy in Ottawa • with many secret documents. Last night, Morris said he under- Council Honors Missco Scouters Two Elected to Area Offices; Seven Win Awards for Service stood from newsmen who talked with Gouzenko somewhere in Ontario, : .Canada, that he was ready to testify "tomorrow or next week." The interview may be in Canada. Morris said lie ialked by telephone late last night With Sen. Jinner cR-In<U, subcommittee head. Morris said Jenner told him lie planned to gel in touch with the State Department today to work out a date to see Gouzenko. Under stipulations by the Canadian government, the date and Eisenhower's U. N. speech as a "warmongering" address and contended he had "threatened atomic war." No Yielding Their principal complaint seemed to. be. that Eisenhower had? on immediate outlawing of all kinds of atomic weapons. The official U. S. reaction to this Soviet blast was that it did not necessarily represent the con- that he doesn't , know what the financial outlook | for Arkansas public schools will be ; . • mthe ?55 - 7 -----l period. later. would not be criminal proceedings. Long declined to reveal the na- tlire of the charges except that . t.i.t. u. i.nc Lijaiyr.i t;.\t:Kpt llliil In a meeting' the council's Edu- [ they would deal with the officers' ' '"" '" ' actions in handling the kidnaping cation Committee meetin 0 ,. _ , „ 0 ... day. Rep. James R. Campbell of lease here. Garland County said he thinks the. '^e^tbook u.'j> % '.- too".':'.-,)i£!i -be co*?.-1 ^ Stopped Pay wcted in a sane, orde'riy Dr. George S. Benson, president of Harding College, Searcy. is to discuss some 15 texts which he lias claimed contain material crlii- sidered" decision ~ 0 7 the'soviet gov- : f al "' " f ' w enterprise. American eminent." , lamily lite and the church." The For the time being, officials said j books are llcil1 - « s «d in Arkansas minded that his resignation had not been acted upon, he said: "They stopped my pay and that's enough for me." Dolan's only comment was: "I don't know what it's all about." The board's action came during a long inquiry into the missing 5303,720, more than half the ransom paid to Hall and Mrs. Bonnie lease Sr. of Kansas City. Conflicting Testimony Hall, in his confession and in an interview with St. Louis Police Chief Jeremiah O'Conncll, has said he bed most of the ransom money in two suitcases in his hotel room when arrested by the two officers Oct. 6. The suitcases, checked later at a district police station, contained today, the United States will take schools and colleges. Korean down be refuse to Saturday was turned cause the prisoners leave their compound. Some of these prisoners were interviewed earlier and the rest have refused to budge. Dean May Return Special U. S. Envoy Arthur H. Dean said he may fly to Wash- „ ington before Christmas and leave the stalled talks on arrangements for n Korean peace conference in the hands of his chief aide. It Dean leaves. Allied negotiations probably will be taken over by Kenneth T. Young, the State Department's director of Northeast Asian affairs and Dean's No. 1 adviser . The Stale Department announced in Washington Thursday that Dean has ben authorized to return home. It said the spokesman for 17 nations which fouyht in Korea has not been ordered home but _ .police officer found guilty of less than half the ransom Hall violating regulations can be pun- claims the officers left the suit- tshed in various ways, ranging j cases in the room when they took may return for consultations, from a discharge to a rebuke. | him lo the station. Shoulders and diplomats made no progress Shoulders, in commenting on the i Dolnn have said they tool: the suit-' pl ' !tlriy lm ' 1 '"' cl removing the big development, said he had not been cases lo the station til HIP .same j ''"'"'block to a peace conference— R policeman since Oct. 2-1. Re- ' time Hail was taken Iherc Coiiiniiinite Insistence that Russia a wait-and-see attitude. The gov- Cumnebcll proposed the investi- ernment will not make a final de- ?ation afte.r reading a "newsletter" * termination of what the next move ^' Gm Benson should be until there is some deli- I declined yesterday that the French Pull Troops for security reasons. "We've scheduled no hearings of the subcommittee for this coming week." said Morris. "We're Two Mississippi County men were ; .iust standing by. ready to go." «ti i j gui| s ^ Rings? - ..... D-.- ...... -.... t ..v. u( n^ aim i s e n ere s se e- meeting place will be kept secret j nite indication of the Soviet gov- j °''" tK was » 'witch hunt", as label- Meanwhile, in Washington. Sen. elected and seven others honored lor longevity of service last night when the East Arkansas Area Boy Scout Council held its annual ban-j McCarran (D-Nev), top - ranking quet in Memphis. | Democrat on the international se- Charlcs Czeschin of Blylheville i curity subcommittee, said he thinks was elected a vice president and " ' " Louis George of Osceola was named a national council representative. Longevity awards were presented Floyd White of Blytheville for 25 there still arc spy rings in the government, which Gouzenko can help track down. Canadian authorities have said that all information already pro- ernment's reaction. to NFB Meeting Missco Delegation To Leave Sunday Nine Mississippi County repre- cd by Ren. L. H. Autry. who is superintendent of schools at Bur- Idette. Campbell said that "out- i standing citizens from all over the 1 By LAKIiV ALLEN • - -- - - : HANOI, Indochina <AP) — The French state" had written to him approv- : , ,,', , , ""'' """ \ ao ™ "Ppears to be aimed at tving ing the. survey. j nave P ulled lhcir tro °P s mlt of Victminh-tlirr.ilcned Lai Chau. capi-1 up (he explanation program before Ul of the Thai tribal country in northwest Indochina, without firing the non-Koreans are called, a shot. Comniiinite Insistence that Russia atlcncl as n non-voting neutral rather Ilian as a full participant. They agreed to meet again Saturday. V. K. Interviews Rpliiycd The snarl in (he Allied explanation program definitely has delayed the start of inliM-yiews with the 22 Americans and one British prisoner. , . . . I Allied officials said the Red slow- announced today they idow ,i appears to be aimed at tving ity Ford In Appear Campbell, who told the committee it wouldn't ignore the dangers out what's in these books, let's not just shut our .eyes. Announcement of the evacuation (heir forcnn also of Blytheville. for 20 years service. James Terry of Blythcville received an award for 15 years service. years service to Scoutine and to vided by Gouzenko has been made J. Cecil Lowe and Ross S. Stevens, available to U. S. officials. In an interview, McCarran said: "I regard Gouzenko as highly important to the internal security Awards for 10 years service went of the United States and Canada." i Gouzenk-o was Questioned in late 1!M9 by representatives of a Senate immigration subcommittee headed by McCarran. It was investigating Communist activity among aliens , and recent immigrants, and Wait | The record of the interview never has been published. McCarran intatives will leave' Sunday for , ,, orcl ls , to appear hicago to represent the County j fu " councl1 m ™pon; arm Bureau at the annual Na- CiUcst for " re P° rt ° n onal Farm Bureau Convention partment has spent days French would be camt! assertions Lai Chau staunchly defended a re- i how his de- spent additional to Weston Ellis of Victoria. Hays Sullivan of Burdette and Kenneth Richardson of Blytheville. Silver Beaver Awards, the highest given by the Council to adult Scout leaders, were presented T. M. Hearn of Jonesboro Campbell of Earle. H^ r «rs^^^ * ^ wT'nir ^oralr^eSi-"----'- •1 /-, t r^,.,..,, .... Qf the jmmj . . Other officers named last ni"ht included J. E. Dews at Forrest City and I. N. Arnof of McCrory, vice i presidents; A. P. Falk of 'Jonesboro, treasurer; and Eric Ro»ers, Jr., of Jonesboro, commissioner. Also named national council representatives were Harry Hitter of Marked Tree and Bert Pouncey of Hughes. In his report to the Council Scout Executive Oral E. Smith of Jonesboro said the area lost 186 Scouts during the past 11 months. Most of the loss, he said, was among Negro Scouts. Cause of this and other Council problems, Mr. Smith pointed out, was inadequate finances. O. J. Dekoni. one ^nuion subcommittee staff members who questioned Gouzenko, r.aid in a recent interview that lie considered deletions In the transcript unimportant. ,_, . . ' - I " uunj uv OLit UUL.III v UClirjJUUU I f,ui°™,JL ,1 appear before the against the CommunisMcd rebels. Brig. Gen. Rene 1 Cogny, commander of French forces in north Indochina, proclaimed Dien Bien Phu, 130 miles west of Hanoi and • - - .-- ~ ^..^ there Dec. 13-17, according to Keith! fun ds granted by the 1953 Legisla Bilbrey, county agent. j lure. The farmers of this county, arc, In a report to the education',, particularly interested in what! committee yesterday, he said that stand the NFB wil Hake on the he -..-.— ...- ..-„ .... „. , J]fc . price support program and what it; wh will ask the government for in thei way of price supports, Mr. Bilbrey didn't believe it the 1955-57 fi 1 anyone knew outlook way ot price supports, Air. Biiurey ~, k , u —•—'• saic j There has been speculation that In' this section, the position taken! f he 13 55 General Assembly may by the NFB on cotton acreage al-- ve to fmd aboilt five million dol- lotmcnt for 1954, also is a vital lars more in tax money to keep issue, he said. school financing at its present lea' v el. __._ leaving Sunday for „.„ Chicago Convention will be William Ford said if .state revenues for WyiUt of Number Nine. Hays Sum-1 school purposes reach 61 von of Burdette. Earl Wildy of, clolta'-s fov Lcachville, Vance Dixon of New I p , Liberty, J. N. Smofhermon nnd' Keith Bilbrey of BlythevilJe, Allen Segraves of Carson Lake, Harold Ohlendorf of Gridcr, and D. V. M.-tloch of Q.sceola. Mr. Ohlendorf or Mr. Wyntt will Lc ^' af -"rc- to allot additional mon- 50 miles south of Lni Chau, as 'new capital" of the Thai country. French paratroopers seized Dien Bien Phu from the Vietminh in a daring drop Nov. 21. Some 3,500 civilian residents of uated to Hanoi and Dien Bien Phu in antic.ipa.Uon of an. attack by (he crack Vietminh Division 316, which had been reported marching on Lai Chau. lictls Expected were expected to lose ._ in enlering the abandoned Thai capital. The French conceded In announcing the withdrawal. Cogny said; "It is our intention to defend the Thai country." Strong Vietminh unifs, .menu- while, were reported about ifj miles northeast of Dien Eien Phu. The French said they were continuing to pour in troops and war material there by air trom Hanoi. its fall would give the rebels a "prestige success." / suid. however, the mili- •acuation of Lni Chau had ivir. umcntion or Mr, wyaii win! " «nui. uiuuuimiu muu- > , ~ ,. serve as one of the delc-ues from j ey for lhe schools above the pre- j boen . approved by Deo Van Thieves Enter Boat House At Big Lake MANILA — Burglars broke into Lake Boil, House last nish The U. N. Command had planned to complete interviews with 328 South Koreans early next week, then ask for the others. All 255 Koreans interviewed chose to slay with the Reds. The first five prisoners interviewer! Friday made the same decision. But the other 25 refused to hear the explanations unless they were allowed to explain back. Thimayya said leaders of the American prisoners have told him they feel they are entitled to lengthy explanations and a chance to ask all the questions they want because . . . i "They felt, they need sufficient time to clear their own minds." The U. N. Command has said the interviews \vith Americans wi.ll be "brief, dignified and to the point." In Tokyo; Gen. John E Hull, U. S. Far East commander. lumPrt clown the request ot n Minnesota mother who flew to and (ook an assortment of merchandise. The burglary was discovered by - -.Prod Davis, operator ol the cstab- j ^"f" >n .. l ° | P lc " d for a chance to lishment, w!ien he opened for btlsi- '"" u ness about 4 a.m. today. Merchandise taken from the stock state, Mr. Bilbrey said. h Inside Today's Courier News . I.eachville and Blylheville Meet Tennessee Teams In Raskctball nouMe-llMdcr Here Tonight Minnesota and Tulane r.ay Claim to Cnfe Prowess . , . Sports . . . pace 6 and 7 ... Depressions Can Re Fcuijrht and Beaten in Men's Minds . . . Kflilorials . . . paffc 8 ... . . . Commodity and Stock'Market Reports . . . pases . .. Society Xcws . . . JURB 4 ... TB Association Board Hears Figures on Cases in Missco In Mississippi County last year, 18 persons died of tuberculosis. There were 510 known cases in Mississippi County at the end of the year. A tola! of 77 new cases were discovered during the year. These statistics were laid before the semi-annual meeting of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Associations board of directors here last night. The speaker was Robert Schnee of Little Rock, director of field | losis Association. Speaking on the "Crusade of the Christmas Seal," Mr. Schnee told of the origin of the seal and the result of the nationwide fund campaigns in reducing the incidence of tuberculosis. The Association is currently In (he midst of its annual Christmas seal campaign to obtain funds fori -.V for the schools above the pre j'^'-" <IHHIUVI;U uy ueu van i.onti. included boxes of candy cigars l "•'"^ "-^ "'.mi ui m.-i .-im, 1-1 'ions appropriation president of the confederation ot j shotgun shells and canned merits ! Ki<'hard P. Tenneson. Hull sa Ford estimated that increa-e at 3 °0.00f) Thai peoples. I The value of the merchandise has : lm h; ' s "° authority to allow h Sec SCHOOL on l'a KC 5" ' The French commander termed " ot . bccn tl(1 K'™in«l, J. A. Griffon, '» '•"<•"' Korea. one of the un repatriated Americans. Mrs. Portia Howe had hoped to cb;in<;e the mind of her son, Pfc. F. Tenneson. Hull said icr The French commander termed I' '•— "i ""• "• ••• ~••" — Lai Chau a "mousetrap," It is cm P 10 y e "' ' he " oa t h °«se, said. Deputy Sheriff I.ee Baker of Ma- Weather '^^SS^^p^lSl * RK ^ AS - occasiona, r.JS"^, ^^ £ %2 XAK"surler^ ^ nc=l ^n^'^r^ | ^^^ ^ % Mrs. Prances Oammill, executive lowest 22-32 northwest to 28-38 secretar yof the association, report- i southeast tonight- Saturday cleared on the seal sale. I ing and cold. Invocation was given by Dr. Al-j MISSOURI— Cloudy with rain /red Vise, rabbi of Temple Israel, j bcginhlnj; this afternoon southeast. Thirty-two persons attended the | and extreme south; colder north- and snow wedged between hieh mountains at the junction ol three rivers (low. I ) 1 is investigating thc break-in ing from Communist China. Dien Bien Phu, on the other : hand, consists of a series ot State's School I Needs Cited n, t p.esldent. PUSAN. Korea I.H—Son Yung Soo resigned todny as mayor of Pusan to demonstrate his "serious regret" for a lire which destroyed one sixth of this port city Nov. 27. The City Council will name a mayor Wednesday, nnd Son was expected to get the Job again. northwest and snow mixed rain elsewhere tonight. Maximum yffitprrlay—55. Minimum ypstprdny—38. •sunrise tomorrow—fi 57. Sunset todsiy—1 isf) Precipitation last 2.1 hours to 700 t. m. totlny—none. Mran ti-mpcrture (midway hctwnpn hteh nml lmv>—46.5. Precipitation Jan. 1 to datc-38.77 Tills ime Last Year Maximum yr.nertlay--50. Minimum ycsterduy—3R Precipitation January 1 lo date— 42.10, , WASHINGTON TAP) — Arkansas with j needs M5 million dollars worth of new school buildings to house Its current enrollment. The National Educational Association said yesterday that this Entrance was gained through a window which the burglars broke. An unsuccessful attempt was made to open the gasoline pump. Dean hurried from the preliminary peace talks to Seoul for further conferences with South Korea's President Synnman Rhee. The ROK government i.s opposed to any plan which would permit neutrals at a peace conference. Mrs. Portia Howe ... no visit to a reluctant son in Korea ... Mother of PW Denied Chance Jo See Her Son Army Says Policy Won't Allow Visif fo Korea TOKYO OP) -The mother of.an American war prisoner who stayed with the Communists learned today that she cannot visit Korea in an effort to persuade her son to return home. Mrs. Portia Howe of Alden, Minn., arrived by plane and conferred privately with Gen. John E. Hull. The suprcnc Allied commander announced that, he had been "obliged to refuse permission" to Mrs. Howe to visit Korea, Mrs. Howe's son by a previous marriage, Pfc- Richard F. Tenneson, is among 22 Americans who did not return home last summer. "I have the deepest sympathy for Mrs. Hou r s and the utmost respect foi- her desire to effect the return of her son to his own country," Gen. Hull said in a statement. "But in view of previously announced U. S. Department of Defense policy in relation of the prisoner of war question, I am not authorized to permit her entry into Korea to sec her son." Hull said the Defense Department policy announced Sept. 30 opposes the idea of relatives talking with the balky prisoners. Mrs. Hfy.ve. a greying 43-year- old mother of four children, said she was neither "surprised nor disappointed because I expected a certain amount of opposition all the way." She told a news conference: ''I am going to stay here for a while and w.iit and pray. I still hopf to see my son. "I am hoping for action in Washington that might clear the way." Mrs. Howe said Hull was "courteous and sympathetic" but refused to discuss their conversation, saying it wns "off the record and confidential." Face ii, the (TV) Window Is Turned to the Wall BLUE POINT, N. Y. Wi—Early | the way." in the century it was "the face I Mrs. Jerry Travel's indulgently investigated. One look and she turned pale. There was the (ace. starintr out of the 17-inch screen Bul thnt television on the barroom floor, was a fable. The face on their screen, lhe Trnvers family says, Is not n fable, nnd they wish It would RO away. It doesn't, though, even when the TV set Is turned off. Here's their story: The three pre - school -1 Network officials, given a description of the woman, could not identify her. Ray Cltirman, chief engineer afc the Telechrone color television laboratory in nearby Amityville, hod an explanation. ,.~ -- . , The face was probably an image a little nervous herself, turned off | from ft previous program, Clurman even as the telecast went on. The children Rot scared, They starter! to whimper. Mrs. Travers, ....... " J ...... ""j " ..... - ..... ( i in; biii u i: |u v " .sciKMJl - aRP iiirii piiii.'l;u IfH sum docs not include repair and j Travel's' children first saw the set lo the wall rel the sr-t. The face remained. She (hen placed the screen side of the replacement of old btiildinss. Nor does it provide for future ncecls. The Arkansas estimate was included In a survey which said that more than 5 billion dollars is needed for school buildings throughout then nation. face-.a woman With a fixed stare. The youngsters lined up In front of the screen for n favorite morning program. They got the show, but 6-year-old Caroline ran to her mother, eryinp: . . .sulicrt. One. export said, "We can't sec It. A face, is in > happen." When her husband, nn aircraft company employe, returned home from Work, they swum; the set around. The face wns still there. Hndio nnd TV experts were con" ' ~ "It can'l said, and became engraved on the picture lube as a result of faulty equipment. i Tto erase the face. Clurman said, would require a new tube nnd a complete overhaul. The Travers took another look at the screen yesterday. The facs was still [here. They turned the screen-side back to th« wall.