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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST. ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 77 Blytheville Courier Biytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytneville Herald BI..YTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS- MONDAY. Ji'NE 21, 195 TEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVI CENTS Reds' Inflexibility' Given as Cause of Failure at Geneva Smith Says West Will Continue Effort to Gain Indochina Peace By JOHN M. H1GHTOWER New Rdns Deluge Martial Law Is Proclaimed |By Pro-Reds in Guatemala Flood-Stricken Iowa; Farm Youth Drowns DBS MOINES CAP) — Floods hit more areas in Iowa to- j day. Raging waters claimed one life and caused hundreds of j fresh evacuations. I A flash flood in this capital city drove scores of families from their homes and closed U.S. Route 6 through Des Moines during; the nights. It was reopened today. The torrential rains in Iowa and northeastern Nebraska were part of a belt of thunderstorms running eastward through northern Illinois, WASHINGTON (AP) — Undersecretary of State Walter Bedell Smith flew home from the Geneva conference on Southeast Asia today with a pledge that the West will continue **a sincere, patient effort" to negotiate an Indochina peace settlement. Smith blamed "inflexible opposi- •*• ', tion b\ r the Communists" for failure of the Geneva talks to arrive at a permanent settlement for Korea. His return from the talks with the Reds precedes only a few days a visit here by Britain's Prime Minister Churchill during which President Eisenhower probably will urge British cooperation in setting up an international conference on anti-Communist defenses in the vital Southeast Asia sector. Hope Wanes Hopes the British were ready to go along on such a plan had begun to wane over the past weekend, however, partly as a result of French political developments and partly because of apparent concessions made by the Reds to keep the Geneva talks going. Churchill and Foreign Secretary- Eden are due in Friday. Their talks with Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles will be informal and, aides indicate, as secret as possible. The Indochina crisis is the No. 1 topic. Others include the organization of a European Defense Community and atomic energy problems, j U. S. officials said that the American government is still urgently interested in getting a united front of Allied European and Asian nation set up to halt Communist expansion in the Indochina area. They think a conference which city officials hope will spell an end to a Tash 'of burg- IT'S SUMMER!—Summer makes its debut at 6:55 P. M.. EDT. on June 21st. It's official when the sun reaches its farthest apparent distance north of the equator. This year, at that time, the sun will be directly overhead for an observer at 163 degrees, 20.9 minutes West longitude and 23 degrees, 26.8 minutes North latitude. As map shows, that's a point in the Pacific Ocean, northwest of Honolulu. Osceolans Gird To Halt Robberies OSCEOLA — City of Osceola today began taking steps would be useful to that end. Until about two days ago authorities figured Britain would most likely go along on some move to- | ward creation of a Southeast Asian ! alliance. That estimate was based j on the official belief that Britain i had decided the Geneva confer- j ence would fail to produce peace I in Indochina. | Hopes for Peace Grow j But on Friday and Saturday. J France organized a new govern- i ment which staked its existence | On getting- an Indochina peace in j 30 days. Then the Reds at Geneva offered new concessions to keep the talks going- and agreed to military discussions on ending the war in Laos and Cambodia as well as in Viet Nam. The Geneva developments reportedly brought new hopes for peace to British leaders although Americans remained skeptical. Eden and the U.S. chief delegate. Under Secretary of State Walter Bedell Smith, flew home yesterday to report. Both stopped en route to see the new French Premier, Pierre Mendes-France. Smith- is due to participate in intensive consultations here. Quite apart from the Southeast of laries and robberies which have broken out here in recent weeks. "•' — — 4 At a special meeting of Mayor Ben F. Butler and his City Council Start Toward Flexible Farm Plan Predicted GOP Leaders Say Congress Will Pass Bill Ike Can Sign WASHINGTON (# — Senate and House Republican leaders predicted today Congress will pass a farm bill which President Eisenhower can sign. Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) and Rep. Ha Heck (R-Ind gave no details as they emerged from a weekly conference with the President, but Halleck said he hopes the bill will at least "make a start" on the gradual, flexible system of farm Asian problem, the formation 01 ice supports aske d by the ad* the Mendes-France government provided no encouragement at all here to bolster waning American ministration. The House Agriculture Commit- hopes for French approval of EDC. A year or so ago Churchill was quite interested in the possibility of. taking West Germany directly into the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ' ganization as a possible alternative t.o EDC. At Bermuda last December he dropped his advocacy of that in favor of pressing hard for EDC. which Eisenhower was then insisting upon. tee has voted to extend for another year the present high-level rigid price supports on basic crops—a Adult Swimmers To Register Registration for adult, swim- miner classses will be at Mox's Clearpool tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 with firs* class getting under way immediately thereafter. Classes will meet Tuesday and and Thursday nights from 6 until 7 o'clock. Those listed as instructors include Worth Holder. Barbara Carter. Fred Boyette, Jr., and O'Neal Deadman- 420 Are X-Rayed At Leachville Four-Hundred twenty persons received chest X-rays Friday when the mobile unit visited Leachville. Working as volunteer registrars were Mrs. T. N. Rodman, Mrs. J. N. aClrk, Mrs. R. S. Black, Misses Joan Towell, Patsy Bryant and Joy Ann Welch. Benson has said he would ask the President to veto. Eisenhower has not said what course he would take if rigid supports were approved. Halleck emphasized the President's desire for "gradualism" in shifting the price support program to lower, flexible levels. He said the major question now is whether that aim should be achieved by administrative discretion or by congressional action. But he admitted he was "a little confused" by the House Agriculture Committee's action in voting to make the higher levels mandatory. Joining in the White House conference today was Atty. Gen. Browne!!, who Halleck said made a "strong plea" for passage of pending legislation to control Communists. Eleven separate bills making up that program are pending in the house judiciary committee. this morning, the group voted to: Extra Police southern Wisconsin and lower Michigan. Walthill and Winnebago, Nftb.<: small towns south of Sioux City,; Iowa, were flooded. Flood wate^t in Nebraska blocked highways 27S. near Norfolk and 35 at WinsideS and was threatening the town oL Pender. Two tornadoes were sighted in Nebraska but no damage was reported. |.| Temperatures Hiph f i The storms brought only limitedfj relief from the stagnant. $ultry|j heat that in Chicago, on this firstfj day of summer, approached a rec-|; ord 11 straight days of 90 degrees'j or higher. Similar readings or/*-' higher were the rule yesterday;.; from the storm area southward' to the Gulf, and were expected again today. The western Dakotas. eastern Wyoming and northwest Nebraska, were a bit cooler, but to the west and south it was even hotter. Sunday readings of 110 were common in the desert Southwest, and Yuma;j Ariz., had 115. ij Most of northern Iowa was polka-'j dotted with small lakes created by ' torrential rains. Crop experts said damage would run into millions. Highway and rail traffic were interrupted at many points. The north-central Iowa city of Fort Dodge was among the new flood emergency points. Sioux City, in western Iowa, and Mason City. near the northern border, rode out: flood crests and now face new crises. Today was the beginning of the second week of daily outbursts of thunderstorms, occasional hail and high winds ranging- up to tornndic proportions. Rains havp, ranged to 10 inches and downpours of 5 inches'Or more have been common throughout the northwest and northern sectors. Youth, Horse Disappear Rebels Claim Advances; Showdown Battle Looms By SAM SDMMERL1N TEGUCIGALPA. Honduras (AP) — President Jacobo Ar- bctu Guzman of Guatemala proclaimed martial law through- oul his invaded country today as his Communist-backed government mobilized for a showdown battle with anti-Red rebels. MARTIAL LAW DECLARED — With the decisive pha'se of the Guatemalan insurreotion looming, President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman head of the Communist--onc'sec government, last n:gbt proclaimed martial law throughoui the country. Arrow points to Honduran border where anti-red troops were said to have crossed into Guatemala. (AP Wirephoto Map) Security Council Insurgent lenders claimed their forces were pushing ahead in a three-pronged drive nimed at key rail and road communications in the southern part of the country. | The martial law decree wns an- j nouneed late last, night after a nov- j eminent, appeal for nil private cars j to be turned in for use In moving- | troops. Reports from Guatemala snld the decisive phnse. of the but- tle for th:it neighboring Central American nation may come within 48 hours. IS'o Fit'ld Action Yet Associated Press Correspondent .Jack Kutledue, in Guatemala City, quoted Guatemalan army officers as saying no field action hnci yet been fouuht. They added, however, that tn battle could not. be delayed much longer. The U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City announced it Is making' plans to evacuate wive.s and children ot U.S. citizens. With a wave of anii- U.S. feeling sweeping the city, the embassy reportedly lenee might break feared out na vio- Ca Ceasefire By WILLIAM N. oA'HS UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. (AP) — The U. N. Security Council called unanimously last nieht. for a ceasefire in Guate• Pnri. ot the rebel force was reported striking toward the Pan- American Hlfihway, near the Sal- vadorean border. This is n two- headed drive from Neuvii Ocotepeque, Honduras, toward the town of Jutinpn. Another invading column reported lv was moving in from Mncuelizo. Honduras, about 20 miles west of Puerto Barrios, Guatemala's chief Caribbean port. The third wns reported toward Zacapa, midway on the vital mil Alfred Anderson, 18 - year - old [nrr forces ihcre. ,, . «,«,••„ nr \ . ... .. ., .. . . • ... ,,•.,, ,, c - , , line between Puerto Biunos and ma a an d or a L'. IN. members to withho d aid from the fight- C uiiennia ciiv farm youth, disappeared while attempting to swim his horse across | the Tag-ing Iowa River to reach j some sffef-anded cattle. 1. Put, six extra policemen on! Developments included: duty on a temporary basis: i Des_ Moines — Police boats eva- 'i'he action came alter thp SKOV1 i the council his country hrid bt»'»n Union cast its 60th veto in council | m vaded from Honduras Friday by hiaujry on bch;Uf of Guatemala's i m prcenaries and bombed by P47 leftist government.. The veto de- p] an es of "'"North American manu- _ 2. Offer $100 reward for inform a- ' cualed more than 50 families along .the We ea;ed a motion tn reler i.he Guatemalan complaint of nus res- ion to facture, the latter coining from Robcl sources .said their planes also are dropping arms in western Guatemala. where uprisings acninst, the government have been reported. President, Arbenz reportedly has of tion leading to the arrest and con-1 f™ r - M »eCreek after a 5-inch rain | organization. \M 6 • ! fell near Ankenv, iiist north ot Des : American sia;^ 1 ; iQAS' viction of persons committing j Mo i nes . Some evacues were able to: U.S. Dele-ate Henry Cabot armed robbery in the area and S25 j return home today, : Lodge Jr.. council president for for information leading to the ar- Sioux City — A 21-foot crest ! June, said the Soviet veto showed rest and conviction of persons who ! ^f 5 ^ ^ midda >' yesterday on the ; obviously the Hussinns have "de- Floyd River after more than 500 J si^ns" on the Americas. He. families had left their suburban warned angriiv: have committed burglary: bases on Nicaragua and Honduras, j tn ken personal charge of defense Tt. wns speculated the of private automobiles could mean he plans to emulate the famous "faxlcab army" which France rushed up to defend the Mnrne River during World War I. No Reaction There was no immediate reac- ! He claimed to have documentary proof linking the leader of the m- va.siun. Gu.'.tenialan exile Col. Curios Castillo Armas, with Nicaragua and "the government of the North." an obvious reference to the United States. He atrused the U.S. State Department of defaming his govern- that it is 3. Ask all citizens to take proper j homes as a precuation. A new peril "i sa y t, 0 t.he Soviet delegate: precautions in locking their homes: | rose after 3U inches of rain fell stay out of the Western Hemis- | II1fMU Wllh ]t 4. Take steps to keep a radio op-i in flve hour - s last ni S ht - More nard ! phere. Don't try to si:«rt. vour plans j - influenced era-tor on duty 24 hours in the po-! rains fel1 in , the F] °- vd Valle y ! """ "* "" " and id lice station. above Sioux Citv. As a rule, a radio operator is on; Mason City — a 4-inch downpour duty only 12 of the 24 hours each! in four hours last night cut off all day. To Walk Beats Two officers are to man the town's patrol car while four others walk beats. Mayor Butler said the officers have been instructed to pick up suspicious persons and hold them for questioning. The Council considered a midnight curfew at this morning's session, but will not enforce that yet. Osceolans became increasingly jumpy today after a large and j small robbery over the week end. i Early Saturday morning, a bout'i S4.000 was taken from the home of i Melvin Speck, who, with his, wife.; was held at gunpoint. j Then yesterday, during- church j hour, the home of D. A. Siler was j entered and about $3 was taken from a small bank while the family i highways into Mason City and caused new flooding. Fort Dodse — the Red Cross used all available trucks yesterday to evacuate 30 homes when the Des Moines River rose swiftly to flod stage. National Guardsmen evacuated an additional 200 families during the night. In Westerr Iowa, between Sioux City and Council Bluffs, thousands of acres were inundated when dikes broke near Turin and Kennebec. Cancer Fund Drive Short Mississippi County's Cancer Fund drive stood at Si.749.84 toda*- following a contribution of $10 from Fail-view Home Demonstration Club. Cooperating with Osceola's city: This leaves the drive more than police are the sheriffs office and; 5200 short of its $2.000 goal. Drive a special agent of the Frisco Rail-1 Chairman L. E. Isaacs pointed out. road who currently is working in i Contributions are still being ac- and conspiracies her Meeting Scheduled Despite the Russian vote.. Guatemala has rtlrennv a.-K»Ti the live- member infr - American Pence Committee of the OAS to help stop the invasion again. 1 --!. President Jacobo Arbenz GuiTman's uovrrn- ment. The commuter- scheduled a meeting in Washington late today. The cease-fire call <vas voted niter Guatemalan Delegate Eduarrln Castillo-Arriola chareeri neighboring Honduras and Nicaragua. backed by the United States nnd the United Fruit. Co., had connived American bans on arms shipments i.o his country had left it defenseless. He conceded that communism had "n certain support" in Guatemala but said even if it were outlawed "this campaign would lind another pretext." Paul Hughes Is K. of C. Leader Paul C. Hughes was elected to tion to diplomatic developments at the United Nations and elsewhere on Guatemala's charge It is the victim of aggression. At an extraordinary Sunday session, the U.N. Security Council unanimously called for a cease- fire in Guatemala. The resolution, proposed by France, also urged all U.N. mem hers not to aid either side in the struggle. The move came after the Soviet- Union vetoed a U.S.-supported bid to turn the complaint over to the Oreanization of American States and demanded the council itself act. on the case. An American woman correspondent in the Guatemalan capital, broadcasting over the Columbia McCarthy vs. Army Mundt Says All Facts Not Known Only Salient Points Brought Out, He Claims WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mundt (R-SD) said today senators could spend the next 20 years investigating the McCar- all the facts. But he told reporters he believes the 3R-dny televised public hear-. ings at which he presided "brought out the snlient facts." Mundt made the statement a* he announced oostponement of what he t e r m e d "consultative talks" to explore the • points of agreement nmong the four Repub- licnns and three Democrats who conducted the hearings. Mundt. had culled a meeting ol the group for this morning-, but it proved Inconvenient for several members to attend. He said he hoped they could get together late today, or tomorrow, and among other things sound out prospect* for (jetting Special Counsel Ray H. Jenkins to help .write a "verdict" In the inquiry. Jenkins told reporters he Li ready to agree to take on the job. "I will be available to do anything directed by the committee as long as it is necessary," he •stiid. "I'm going to see the job through." Will Take Job Jenkins' statement was in a separate interview nt which, in reply to reporters' questions as to whether he might run for the Senate, he said some friends have prity" of efforts to induce him lo run on the crest of publicity he received as counsel in the inquiry. Jenkins said he has not yet made a decision, but "I'll know within two weeks" whether he will run. There hns been some movement in Tennessee to run Jenkins, a Knoxville lawyer, on the Republican ticket. , in an aggression against. Guate- • the office ot grand knight to lead j Broadcasting System, reported ma la's territory by mercenary expeditionary forces. , Lodge hotly defended his eminent and denied the charges. ; He said information av;iil;ible to j the United States "strongly . y im' sests that the situation dors not involve aacression. but a revolt of Guatemalans against Guatemalans. Knights of Columbus for tne | yesterriav t.he Guatemalan army ve~r at the June meetinc !djd no , ',. or , m to be makincr any preparations to resist the invasion. She said few troops were to be of the Council of the Knights recent iv. Other men elected t.o office were se(!n on L hc .streets of the capital Robert. HoUbouse. deputy grand! c ,|_ y 7i ie correspondent. Flora knipht; F. X. Schumacher, chancel-; lie ' wjs _ 1S representing the London lor: Spencer Alexander, recording • rjnilv Express in Guatemala City, secretary: Rudy Vrska, treasurer; Jimmv Kittany, warden; A. C. The council took no action on i Diiclos. advocate; J. F. Montandon. Guatemala's request that it send : trustee, and Winlield Miller and | jQcotan and 'Q ue7 . au tepeque. It ala peace observation commission .n ; Donald Walters, guards. , ^ sa - d i nsur ,r 0n i; forces had cut once "to prove the connivance" of ; j. F Montandon. retiring- grand ; rne vita] ra ii roa d from Puerto Bar- apparently planted in the Light Vote Reported In Maine PORTLAND, Me. (/B—Light voting was reported on the hottest day of the year today in Maine's primary in which Sen. Margaret Smith battled a man she said 'insurgent forces had cut claimed Sen. McCarthy (R-WLs) Rebel headquarters here reported the capture of three towns near the Honduran border—Asquipulns. race Honduras and Nicaragua. the area. cepted. The Proof Claimed Guatemalan delegate told knight, was cited for his leadership; nf)S to ' unrif-r which the council made the • Mora i es ' National Star Council Award. Guatemala City near Russian Baptists Hear Head of World Alliance MOSCOW W—The World Baptist, Alliance renewed its communion with Russia's half-million Baptists after a 20-year lapse yesterday. Dr. F. Townley Lord of London, elected president of the alliance at, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1950. told a jcm-packed church in Moscow. "I bring you preetinKs from 20 million Baptist* throughout the world." Bonds Are Forfeited In City Traffic Cases Five cases of traffic violations were brought before Municipal At Methodist Meeting Bagiey Is Transferred; Local Men Licensed Three Blytheville men were involved in appointments made by North Arkansas Bishop Paul E. Martin as the Conference closed its annual meeting in Batesville yesterday. The city's First Methodist Church loses Dr. Roy I. Bagiey, who has headed the church for five years and who saw it through the conclusion of a half-million dollar building program. Court this morning 1 and bonds of Dr. Bagiey moves tx) Fayetteville $19.75 were forfeited in all cases where he will become superintendent Albert Williams and A. S.' Gat-; of the Fayetteville District. sum were charged with speeding while J. T. Inglehart was charged with failure to yield a right of way Ellis Davis was charged with having no driver's license and R. L. Henderson was charged with having improper vehicle license. Czech Refugee Shot SCHIRNDING, Germany (7P> — Czech Communist border guards shot and wounded a Czechoslovak refugee crossing into Baravia near here, then entered West German territory and took him back. Bavarian police reported today. German officials said they have filed protest* with Cezchoslovak auihoritiet. He will be succeeded here by the Rev. Harold Eggensperger who comes to Blytheville from Russellville. Two Blytheville men received licenses to preach at the meeting. They are Joe Van Cleve, member of Wesley Memorial Church, and Leon Wilson, member of Promised Land Methodist Church. Mr. Van Cleve will go to the Leon Wilson, owner of Wilson s Shoe Shop, txxiay announced the sale of his shop to Dolph Bufford, of ParaROUld. Mr. Bufford has been in the ap- against, her. But women, among who Mrs. Smith has strong support, were reported turning: out in several spots around the state. The feature bout in the primary is Sen. Smith, no friend of Mc- cgrthy. against Robert L. Jones, who is. for the GOP senatorial nomination. Mrs. Smith was regarded widely as likely to win in a romp. Here in Maine's largest city bal- Dr. Mr. Van Oleve Mr. Wilson Mr, Wilson will go to t.he Stamford charge, about 10 miles west of Paragould. Naval Chaplain Dr Bagiey oame to Blytheville from Newport, prior to that he nad been a Naval chaplain for two years. versity. Siloam Springs. Dr. Bagiey; board of education of the North, America where he is to visit Meth- receiv'ed his AB from Hendrix and Arkansas Conference as well as odist missions In nine South Ameri- was awarded a BD from SMU conference radio-Television chair-j can nations Last year, ne was awarded an honorary doctorate Irom .John the field of religion. During the past, year, Dr Basr- Bufford's Shoe Shop. pliance business in Paragould for j loti be fore'noo n was described the past year, but prior to thatj b ci {{iil &s had some 15 years experience in: ^^ ^ thp story toQ ^ the shoe repair field. Auburn, and 'Bangor. Name of the firm now will be Thg twjn industrial c ^ ties - of Bid . deford and Saco followed a similar pattern. A couple of polling places in Augusta, the capital, retorted balloting was a little ahead. The mercury in Portland hit 83, a new high for the year, shortly Weather After attending John Brown Uni-ley ha* served as chairman of the man. ' He presided at the ground-break- He was a member of the general; j n!? C0 j-ner stone laying, opening Brown for outstanding service in: board of evangelism and missions | and ri rc j; C ,Tt,jon of the church's new of the Methrloist Church. i san'ctuary and also saw the new To South America | p nrsr p a oV constructrrl during his| He is to leave July 20 lor South! See METHODISTS on P»ge !• | ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. MISSOURI—Generally fair, hot and humid this afternoon and tonight with scattered thunderstorms northwest tonight: Tuesday partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms north. Maximum Snt,urdfl.y—93. Minimum yesterdny morning—74. Maximum yesterday—J>1. Minimum this morning—73. Sunset todaw—7:16. Sunrise tomorrow—4:47. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—-82. Precipitation last 48 hours to 7:00 a.m. tod H y.-.09. Precipitation .Inn. 1 to dflte—34.51. This Dafp hast Year Maximum yesterdny—105. Minimum this mornlng—78. Precipitation January 1 K> dftte— before 10 a.m. Mrs. Smith and her youthful rival campaigned through election eve, with the senator contending that Jones apparently is McCarthy's candidate. John Landy Sets New Mile Record: 3:58 TURKU, Finland (ft — Australian miler John Landy today became the second in track and field history to shatter the four minute mile barirer as he set a new world record with a clocking of three minutes 58.0 seconds. Roger Bannister of England was the first to break: the four-minute barrier. He ran the mile tn 4:50.4 on May I at Oxford, England.

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