The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 26, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 81 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY. JUNE 26, 1954 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPY PIVI CENTS Dulles, Eden Open Talks On S. E. Asia Common Policy To Block Reds Is Sought Br JOHN M. H1GHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles and British Foreign Minister Anthony Eden opened discusions at the State Department today on possible development of a common British-American policy for blocking further Communist conquests in Southeast Asia. Their talks constituted the first j attack on this problem in the week- ! end round of conferences among President Eisenhower, Prime Minister Churchill and their chief for- ign policy advisors. The conferences began yesterday and are due to end tomorrow evening. The United States officials going into today's meeting were pre- prepared to urge the British to begin at once on the creation of a Southeast Asian anti-Communist alliance. The British have been far less enthusiastic about this than the United States. Eden, to the surprise and shock . of Dulles and his advisors, suggested Wednesday that Britain would like to see a security system based upon a series of non-aggression pacts with the Communists in Asia. Informal Talk* Helen and Dulles met in Dulles' IKE GREETS CHURCHILL AT WHITE HOUSE — President Eisenhower greets Sir Winston Churchill on the White House steps, while Mrs. Eisenhower and Anthony Eden (far right), British foreign secretary; watch. Churchill told the people gathered at the airport in Washington to greet him,"I've come with Anthony Eden to talk over a few family matters and try to make sure that there are no misunderstandings." He's in the U.S. for conferences with U.S. officials to better U.S.- British relations. (AP Wirephoto) office about 10:30 a. m. White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said they were going to talk about Southeast Asia and that Prime Minister Churchill and President. Eisenhower would discuss the same subject after lunch. Meanwhile Churchill and Eisenhower were due to meet with complete informality for pre- lunch talks. Congressional leaders from both House and Senate, a dozen prominent administration officials and chief members of the British delegation were invited to the luncheon at the White House. Hagerty announced that the President's day of conferences started with a 30-minute meeting See CHURCHILL on Page 8 'Winnie Steals Show At Washington Arrival WASHINGTON (AP) — No matter how you look at it, "Winnie" stole the show. After his arrival in Washington yesterday. Sir Winston Churchill was with such spotlight personalities as President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, Secretary of State Dulles and Britain's foreign secretary, Anthony Eden. But at every turn, it was the 79- one's eye. year-old pink and white British prime minister who caught every 75 Persons Are Hospitalized As 8 Cars of 'Rocket' Topple HALLAM, Neb. (AP) — Derailment of the Rock Island Railroad's Rocky Mountain Rock et toppled over eight of the 11 passenger and Pullman cars of the train near here last night sending at least 75 persons to hospitals for treatment. At least 16 or 18 of the passengers were seriously hurt, reports to State Safety Patrol Chief Col. C. J. Sanders, at Lincoln, indicated. A check of hospitals at Lincoln, which overturned. Engineer Roy Ensign of Fair- Beatrice and Crete to which the injured were sped by ambulance and in instances 'by private car showed 61 persons still hospitalised. At least 14 others were treated and dismissed. Unofficial reports indicated about 150 passengers were on the train, pulled by three diesel units, one of Three Arrests Made in Robbery Two Suspects Nabbed In Caruthersville; $3,186 Is Taken MARKED TREE, Ark. (m — Sheriff J. Lee Wright said today in the $3,186 robbery of the E. Ritter Co. here yesterday, Herbert Ray Harp, 26, of Marked Tree, was picked up yesterday shortly after the firm was held up. Sheriff Wright said he questioned Harp, men put out a three- state alarm for two men Harp was reported to have been seen with yesterday. The two men, Kenneth E. Sullens, 32, and his brother Clarence Junior Sullens. 23, were arrested bury, Neb., said "I don't know what happened. The train started to shimmy and all of a sudden I was thrown against the controls." Mail clerk John Helm, 32, of Phillipsburg, told how the mail car tipped over and ''the dirt started flying and I rmemeber digging out from under mail sacks." Removed Injured After getting out of the mail car, Helms said he carried six injured persons off the train before starting to Hallam with other trainmen to turn in the wreck report. Col. Sanders said his -men who rushed to the scene reported one car piled on top of another while others just appeared to have "tilted over." Traveling on the train with his family was Ed Fleig of Ferdinand, Ind., who said he had left his car at home in Indiana "to escape the dangers of the road" when the family went to Colorado Springs for a vacation. Fleig told how, just before the derailment, his son, Fred, 17, left the car the family was in to go forward to the club car. "We looked out the window of our car which was one of those that did not overturn and we saw the club car ahead, with another car on top of it." he related. For 45 minutes the Fleigs did not know what .had happened to Fred. Despite her worry., Mrs. Fleig. a trained nurse, tended and comforted the injured until her son FreakTidalWave Swamps Chicago in Caruthersville, Mo., early this j was found. He was not seriously morning. The Sullens brothers, nurt formerly of Marked Tree, had $2,800 in their possession, the sheriff said. They are being brought back to Marked Tree this morning. Sheriff Wright said Kenneth Sullens and Harp were convicted for the robbery of the Cotton Bowl Club at Truman, Ark., in 1950. Kenneth drew a two to four year sentence earlier this year for felonious assault. Pleads Innocent TRe sheriff said Harp admitted to having been with the Sullens brothers yesterday, but claimed he left them before the time of the robbery. Only one man, described by em- ployes as "small and nervous" entered the Ritter company yesterday. He held a pistol on two em- ployes while forcing another to hand him the money from a cash drawer and a safe. Two to Car The other two men remained in a late model car parked nearby, said Police Chief W. C. Overton. Mrs. J. C. Waskom Jr., bookkeeper and secretary for the firm, said she was entering the office when the gunman backed out. "He "almost knocked me down he WAS in such a hurry to get to the car," sh* said. "He lost hie hat while he was running and turned around to go back and get it. A man in the back seat of the car yelled to him to hurry. He got the hat and jumped kite tbe back Went Over Easy Conductor W. O. Nielson of Omaha, riding in the head car, said "it went over easy," and passenger Mrs. Harold Segard, St. Louis, related "It (the car she was in) didn't hit hard. It slid like a log into water. I didn't expect it to be that easy." Mrs. Segard ; who was not seriously hurt, related "my head struck against the overhead baggage rack —there was a lot of confusion and there were children in the car." The Rocky Mountain Rocket was eastbound for Chicago. It originated in two sections. One was formed at Denver and the other at Colorado Springs, Colo. The sections joined in eastern Colorado for the combined trip eastward. As soon as the report of the derailment was received from trainmen who hurried into Hallam, all this little town's available men turned out to help while ambulances and patrol cars hurried to the scene. Capt. Sanders said his men listed ambulance transportation to Lincoln and Beatrice. Neb., hospitals, both about 20. miles away. Many others, he said, "hitched" rides with motorists to town to get lesser injuries treated. Train Mailman T. P. Danahan said "the lights went out and the mail car overturned — there was a little fire in the engine but it was quickly extinguished." The train was powered by three diesel At Least Three Drowned; Fishermen Swept into Lake CHICAGO UPl — A huge, freak tidal wave swept Chicago's Lake Michigan shore for a distance of several miles today, washing at least a score of fishermen into the water. Some witnesses said the wave was at least 20 feet high. Police said at least three bodies had been recovered and that more were feared drowned. Coast Guard boats, police and fire equipment were called to aid in the rescue efforts. Most of the victims were swept into the water from two rock jetties at Montrose harbor and off a pier at North Avenue, both on Chicago's North Side. Estimates of the height of the wave varied. It covered the rock jetties with at least four feet of water. It surged over an eight-foot sea wall at Loyola University, about six or seven miles north of North Avenue. Police, fearing additional waves, cleared fishing piers and beaches along the lake front, sending hundreds of bathers and fishermen away from the lake. At the Rogers Park Beach, the the shore. Sam Leone, director of the city life guard service, said there was at least a five-foot rise in the water at this beach several miles north of Montrose harbor. An hour after the big wave struck, the lake waters along the North Shore were still turbulent, Leone said. Faubus Blasts Gov. Cherry In Campaign Opener FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (JP) — Gubernatorial candidate Orval Faubus of Huntsville says the new Fiscal Code, sponsored by Gov. Cherry, is "a great device for increasing red tape and extra help." Faubus, who formally opened his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor here last night, also charged that Cherry is to blame for increases, both actual and prospective, in utilit yrates,. Paubus said' that the Cherry- appointed Public Service Commission had granted one rate increase to Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., "with another coming up," that the same was true of Arkansas-Louisiana Qas Company. He said undoubtedly Arkansas Pow:r and Light Co. would be .M.K'. :.-oIul in its pending rate increase appli- With typical Churchillian showmanship, he quickly captured the airport audience by stepping smartly into view from the British strato- cruiser, doffing his gray homburg and grinning merrily. This brought huzzahs and applause. Once aground, Churchill steamed unerringly toward a cluster of microphones, leaving the welcoming Nixon and Dulles to bring up the rear. Once Churchill had had his say, he spun on Dulles and Nixon and barked: "Was it all right?" They agreed — still clutching their own undelivered written statements. Then Sir Winston.spied a waiting car and made for it. There were no more speeches. Squares Middle Churchill planted his rotund figure squarely in the middle of the wide rear seat. Nixon, however, managed to squeeze himself in to the left of the relaxed visitor. Churchill then gave himself over to a swarm of photographers who clicked and flashed until they could no longer evoke the famed smile and- "V for victory" salute. Arrived at the White House, Churchill was offered a presidential assist up the steps of the north portico. Preferring his gold headed cane, the prime minister withdrew his elbow from President Eisenhower's helping hand and made it on his own. Later, atfer preliminary talks and a White House luncheon, Churchill, Eisenhower, Dulles and Eden assembled in the rose garden on the south lawn to pose for more pic- tuers. Churchill and Eisenhower sat in a wrought iron canvas "cushioned love seat"—which may or may not have been symbolic of U.S.-British hopes for the outcome of their harmony meeting. Security Council Delays Action Soviet Effort To Place Issue On Slate Fails By WILLIAM N. OAT1S UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Ignoring Russian demands, the U. N. Security Council decided last night to delay action on the quickening Guatemalan war until the Or gahization of American States makes its own investigation. Tine 11-nation Council declined to adopt an agenda listing Guate mala's complaint that Honduras and Nicaragua were still condon ing aggression in defiance of the Council's cease fire call of las Sunday. The procedural motion for its adoption needed seven votes to pass. It got only four, while five votes were cast against it and two Council members abstained. Indefinite Postponement This postponed debate indefinite ly and gave the 21-nation OAS time to investigate the Guatemalan charges through its five-membei Inter-American Peace Committee. Brazil and Columbia—with U.S support—had proposed this course But the Soviet Union, backing Com munist-infiltrated Guatemala, had demanded "measures to put an end to aggression in Central America/ The vote found Russia, Denmark Lebanon and New Zealand in favoi of the Guatemalan agenda. The United States, Brazil. Colombia Nationalist China and Turkey voted against it and Britain and France abstained. The Soviet Union also lost on a motion to invite Guatemalan Del egate Eduardo Castillo Arriola to the Council table. The other 1C members apparently feeling tlia the invitation to a nonmember would be premature, since no de bate had begun, voted no. The Inter-American Pence Com mittee, meeting in Washington, had set up a commission to investigate the Guatemalan situation Wednesday. Honduras and Nicaragua hac granted the commission, made up like the committee of Argentina Brazil, Mexico, Cuba and the United States, permission to entei their territory, but Guatemala last night finally denied such permis sion. Hugo Gouthier of Brazil and Carlos Echeverri-Cortes of Colombia told the Council that in view of the committee's work, it shoulc not debate the matter. They argued that under charters of the U. N. and OAS, the American organization had priority when it came to dealing with Western Hemisphere disputes. Semyon K. Tsarapkin of the Soviet Union said this argument meant, "if aggression takes place in the Western Hemisphere, the Security Council should not deal with it." "Empty Shell" He said this would remove a whole continent from the U. N.'s purview and leave the international organization "an empty shell." Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. of the Unied States, June President of the.Council replied that failure to adopt the Brazilian-Colombia proposal would be "a grave blow to the entire system of international peace." He said the Guatemalan-Soviet move was an effort of international won the crown last night and the j communism to "create interna- Rebels Said Marching On Red Capital Little Rock Lass Wins State Title SEARCY, Ark. Of)—Little Rock's entry in the Miss Arkansas contest right to represent the state in the Miss America Pageant next September. Eighteen - year - old Sarah Grace Martin defeated five other finalists in the contest, which ended here last night. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Martin of Little Rock. Miss Martin sang "Love is Where You Find It" as her talent offering in winning the title, and a $1,000 college scholarship. Ann Franks, 18-year-old daughter of Raymond L. Franks of Forrest City, was the runnerup. Jean Read, 18, representing Phillips County, was third. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Read of Hel- The other finalists were Betty ou Wilbourn of Paragould, Joan Williams of Hot Springs and Jo Jamel Garot of DeWitt. Frank Sutton Death Reported OSCEOLA — Word has been received here of the death' of Frank Sutton, veteran carnival man and ormer motel owner of Osceola. It was reported Mr. Sutton died n Denha mSprings, La., near Baton Rouge. He was in his late 70's and was •nanaging a carnival. Survivors include 'iis son. Pete tional anarchy" by getting the matter out of the vetoless OAS into the Council, where the veto applies. He reported that the U. S. Senate *;today declared that the international Communist movement must be kept out of this hemis- Tsarapkin shot back that the Senate "in effect told the United Nations and the Security Council phere." He said Latin American states by backing the OAS were putting themselves at the mercy of the United States, "strong enough to impose its will" on them all. Aggression today against Guatemala, he said, might be followed tomorrow by aggression against Honduras. Colombia or Costa Rica. "Guatemala City is being bombed," chided Tsarapkin, "and we sit around the table and debate whether this agenda should be adopted." He evidently had gotten his word on the bombing from Castillo-Amelia', who later told a reporter he had learned while telephoning his capital around' 6:30 p.m. that three planes were bombing the city then. 376 Ott X-ftoys A total of 376 persons received free chest X-rays at the mobile X-o with a carnival, a 1 ray unit by the ccunty hraHh unit "ITS. Bill Nr.w.:?'. of' n Blytheville yesterday. near Baton Rouge, and his wile, Mrs. Ikina Sutton. The mobile X-ray unit will oe here through next Wednesday. . . . Carlos Hornedo and Mrs. Gilstad . . . Their Job: Help Migrants . . . Workers Will Guide Plans for Migrants What is being done for recreation and education of th Spanish-speaking people who live or come to work in thi area? Two Spanish-speaking workers sponsored jointly by the National Council of Churches and the Blytheville Council of Church Women are in Blytheville now to answer that question. They are Carlos Hornedo of Mexico and Mrs June Gilstad of Princeton, N. J. During the short time they Have been here, about a week, they have been establishing contact with the Spanish citizens and migrates in this area. Schedule On their schedule of activities to help tlvse people will be programs designed to teach the English language, provide recreational facilities, church services and give health and sanitation instructions. A recreation hall is scheduled to open at 1 p.m. today at, 135 East Walnut across the street from Little Park. It will be open agai Sundtiy afternoon and a churc! service will be conducted at 6 p.m tomorrow evening. Services Every Sunday Primarily founded on a religiou. program, the ministers of Ely the ville will alternate in giving th church services at the rccreulio hall every Sunday. Mr. Hornedo wil serve as interpreter for the sermons Hymns have been tranlated fron English into Spanish. This is the first summer for botl of the workers but the magnitud of the job has not dampened thei enthusiasm. Mr. Hornedo is a engineering student at El Paso Tex., while Mrs. Gilstad is a reli gious student at Princeton. Their job here will last througl July at which time they will go t Wisconsin to continue their work ike Forces Bracing For Farm Issue Fight By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower administration braced today for one of its stiffest tests of this congressiona session — a House battle over flexible vs. high, rigid govern ment price supports for basic crops. The House Agriculture Commit- * tee late yesterday cleared for ' House action a bill that provides for a one-year extension of price props fixed at 90 per cent of parity. Fight Looms The bill was ticketed for consideration either Wednesday or Thursday and administration stalwarts were expected to wage a strong fight at that time for a flexible system, ranging between 75 and 90 per cent of parity, as advocated 3y President Eisenhower and Secretary of Agriculture Benson. The Senate Agriculture Committee, too, has voted for another year of rigid farm price supports in opposition to administration aims. Still On Books Parity is a legally determined standard for farm goods prices regarded as fair in relation to the cost of things farmers must buy. Farm legislation providing for lexible supports has been on the books since 1949, but its effect has been postponed from time to time.' Now, flexible props are scheduled to go into effect automatically at the end of the 1954 crop year, un- ess a new delay is voted or a substitute program adopted. Eisenhower and Benson contend lexible supports would discourage surplus-spawning overproduction in imes of plenty, but would spur production in times of scarcity. Op- jonents of the flexible system say hey fear it might lead 1 to a drop n farm income. "Best Possible" Chairman Hope (R-Kan) of the House Agriculture Committee said One Osceola Crime Solved? Prime Suspects Taken In Fergus Jewelry Store Robbery OSCEOLA — Citizens continue to report strange noises and prowler; he "best possible bill that could )e secured at this time to meet the eeds of agriculture." He forecast that the legislation— vhich also dealr, with other phases f the farm situation—will pass the House. Just before approving the bills 6-2, the committee eliminated sec- ions that would have kept alive igid support* on corn and cotton •,vo more years. Concession This move was regarded a* a fee FARM On P*f« I held in county jail on charges of burglary and grand larceny in connection with the robbery of the Feregus Jewelry Store last February when about $2,000 in valuables was taken. Held in jail are Samuel Rea (L. C.) Hamilton, 28, and Clara Mae Wallace, 32, both of Osceola. Clara Mae was arrested several days ago on a parole violation and was found to have some of the jewelry on her person. Sheriff William Berryman said this morning. Hamilton was arrested yesterday and was found also to have some of the jewelry. All of the jewelry, about $500 worth, has been identified as taken in the burglary. Both admit having taken part in the break-in, the sheriff said. Clara Mae is on parole from Arkansas penitentiary, where she was serving a sentence on a burglary and grand larceny charge for breaking into a jewelry store in El Dorado. Someone entered the George Wallace residence last night and attempted to take a portable radio before fleeing, it was reported. The burglar dropped the radio making a noise which awakened the family. The burglar fled. Investigating this and other reports of noises at night. Chief of Police Thrailkill said no one has been found and no description of the intruders is available. A lot of the noises reported byj people are only wind noiwi and not burglars, be opined- By SAM SUMMERLIX TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Anti-Communist Guatemalan rebels set up a provisional government l^ast night amid • indications the struggle for that Central American nation is becoming a hot shooting war. Insurgent planes attacked Guatemala City and the rebel radio claimed its forces were "marching victoriously" on the capital. The Communist-supported government of President Jacobo Arbeni Guzman declared, however, its troops remained ,in control on aU fronts. Creation of the provisional regime, headed by rebel Commander Col. Carlos Castillo Armas, was nnnounced in a communique by the "Liberation army." It said the government headquarters were at Chiquimula, a town of 8.848 people, 20 miles from the Honduran border. The communique said Chiquimula hnd been captured early yesterday. But a dispatch from Associated Press Correspondent Jack Rutledge in Guatemala City said Uie government's latest bulletin* claimed Chiquimula was still in It* hands. Rutledge's dispatch passed through Guatemalan censorship an was delayed about six hours in transmission. Rebel planes also blasted Zacapa and other government strongholds.. Authoritative sources said a direct bom bhit on an ammunition dump at Zacapa knocked out the garrison there. The stepped-up air strikes led one source here to comment that "the cold war is getting hot." Up till now, the eight-day-old struggle has been waged chiefly with propaganda weapons. Only sporadic clashes have been reported between the opposing forces. Eight Americans who crossed the Guatemalan frontier into Mexico yesterday said they believed the rebel forces had the government "on the run." A Boston newspaperman in the group said he had seen 400 wounded government troops en route to the capital. The Guatemalan embassy in Washington announced, meanwhile, that its government had refused permission for the Inter-American Peace Committee to send an investigating team into Guatemala to study that nation's charge of foreign aggression. The Arbenz regime has accused Honduras and Nicaragua of aiding the rebls. Afredo Chocano, acting head of the embassy, said his government had advised the committee that "Guatemala is opposed to intervention ... in this matter because the subject is under the jurisdiction of the Security Council of the United Nations." The Security Council, however, voted to put off further discussion of the Guatemalan charge of aggression until the organization of American States could investigate the matter. The Inter-American Peace Committee is an agency of the OAS. The Council's decision came when the Soviet-supported Guatemalan complaint failed to obtain the seven votes necessary to place it on agenda. The ballot showed only four in favor of the move, with five opposed. Two nations abstained. The Guatemalan struggle also spurred the U. S. Senate to adopt a resolution warning "international communism" away from the Amer- cas. The motion, approved by a 69-1 vote, was generally regarded jy senators as "a modern interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine." The resolution now goes to the House of Representatives, which is ixpected to give speedy approval. Although it has no force in law, the resolution may serve to strengthen the U. S. government's hand in combating Communist in- See GUATEMALA on P»fe 8 Weather ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy and continued warm this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. High today upper 90'* to 100; low onight 65-75. MISSOURI — Mostly clear, hot nd humid through Sunday except ecoming partly cloudy »nd turn- ng cooler extreme north tonight nd Sunday. Maximum ye»terd»y—99. Minimum this morning—78. Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise tomorrow—4:40. Mean temperature (mldw»y totw**fi igh And low)-*!. Precipitation Iwt M >mm-?,t» 7:00 ro, today-none. Precipitation Jan. 1 to d»t#— J4.S4. This Date Lait Year Maximum yesterday—97. Minimum t-hls morning—70. Precipitation JMUM? I * MM.

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