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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 82 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY .JUNK 28, 1954 Published Daily _ __ TEN, PAGES Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE. CENTS Churchill Ike Press Asian Pact Defense Plans To Disregard Peace Efforts WASHINGTON(AP)- President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Churchill declared today they will "press forward with plans for "collective defense" of Southeast Asia, regardless of whether peace negotiations for Indochina are successful, In a communique, they aiso expressed "conviction that further delay" in the creation of a European Defense Community and granting of sovereignty to West Germany "would damage the solidarity of the Atlantic nations." This was a prod for France to get on with ratification of EDC. On another major point, , the American and British leaders jointly declared that "both our countries would benefit" from "technical cooperation" on atomic energy to the fullest extent permitted by United States law. First Formal Statement The communique, issued at the White House, was the first formal statement out of the four-day round of talks here on British-American policy differences. The communique left unanswered the critical question of when an international conference to create a Southeast Asia anti- Communist alliance might be called. This has been a major issue, with Britain wanting no such definite action pending a conclusion of present French efforts to negotiate peace" in Indochina. The United States on the other hand desired quick action. The commu- nique appeared to bear out reports On continued disagreement by failure to report any agreement. "We are both convinced," the communique said, "that if at Geneva the French government is confronted with demands which prevent an acceptable agreement regarding Indochina, ..the international situation will be seriously aggravated." This was one cf three terse paragraphs dealing with the Southeast Asia, and it set forth a clear warning to the Communists to offer the French honorable terms to end the seven-year old war. Warning Sounded Another reported that the two leaders had discussed .Southeast Asia, and it set forth a clear warning to the Communists to offer the French honorable terms to end the seven-year old war. Another reported that the two leaders had discussed Southeast Asia and "examined the situation which would raise from the conclusion of an agreement on Indochina." They also "considered the situation which would follow from failure" of Indochina peace negotiations. Then they said: The communique promised a. second statement on "basic principles." Underlying American and British policy—probably a kind of harmony statement—will be issued tomorrow. White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty disclosed that Churchill will have another meeting with the President beginning at II a.m. lEDTi tomorrow. This morning's meeting, lasting- two hours, had been scheduled as the last of their sessions. Churchill departs tomorrow for Ottawa, Canada. Little Substance The communique revealed little of the substance of the many conferences which have been held between American and British officials since Churchill and Foreign Secretary Eden arrived here Friday morning. It did not disclose what possible alternatives tn a European Defense Community may have been considered. Nor did it indicate what was meant by the pledge to "press forward" with security plans for Southeast Asia. Most of the words dealt with the European defense issue. They were clearly designed to reassure the Germans about eventual sovereignty and rearmament and to prod the French to get going on ratification of the EDC treaty. "We are agreed," Eisenhower and Churchill said, "that the German Federal Republic should take Its place as an equal partner in the Community of Western Nations, where it can make its proper See CHURCHILL on Page 3 Guatemala's Leftist President Quits Under Pressure of Army Rebels Won't Accept New Government TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The anti-Communist rebel radio said today "we do not recognize" the new Guatemalan government of Col. Carlos Erique Diaz. It warned insurant war planes one until they nre nil destroyed," will launch a "general attack" on The rebels appealed to the Gun- military targets in Guatemala City \ temalan army not to obey the new if the rebel conditions for peace are j chief. not met. "The army should not let Itself Inside Today's Courier News . . , Haddix Gets Gopher Ball Fever . . • Game and Fish News — Hearings in Each County Planned by Commission . . . Little League Nears End of First Round Play . . . Sports . . . pages 6 and 7. . . . Dev»ey'j» Decision Not to Run May Be Key to 1956 Election . . . Editorials . .•. page 4. . . . . Photo Feature on Wednesday'* Eclipse of the Moon . , . page 10 ... ... If RuMia Attacks, Big Thre* Won't Have Time to Bick- •r . . . paf« *• • • WALKER PARK OPEN AGAIN — Walker Park will be available to holiday picknickers this weekend and, thanks to the recently completed blacktopping job, will be relatively dust free. Above, Mayor E. R. Jackson (right) and City Clerk W. I. Malin inspect the job completed by city workmen. Next week, work is to beg-in on the small stretch from the circle, past the Women's Exhibit Building to Missouri Avenue. (Courier News Photo) "We fight, a system, not a man. Our struggle is agninst. communism until it is thoroughly uprooted from our soil." Nehru, Chou Call For Tree Stales' In Indochina Statement Issued As Red China Premier Leaves for Burma NEW DELHI, India iffi— Prime Minister Nehru of India and Premier Chou En-lai of Red China called jointly today for an Indo- Chinese political settlement creating free states "which should not be used for aggressive purposes or be subjected to foreign intervention." A communique issued... after. Chou's departure for Rangoon, Burma, made no mention of an armistice in the Indochina War. This seemed to indicate they took it for granted an armistice will be achieved there soon. French Premier Pierre Mendes-France has promised his people one by July 20. The Chinese Premier plans to spend two days in Rangoon for talks with Prime Minister U. NU before pushing on to Peiping. His three-day visit to India left stern-faced Chou well entrenched with Prime Minister Nehru's government . Chou climaxed his. stay here by suggesting that Asian chiefs of state get together periodically to work for peace and to evolve "mutual respect" pacts similar to the one India had signed with China April 29 t.o govern relations with Communist-occupied Tibet. Do Distinction Chou's proposal for an Asian get-together drew no distinctions between Communist and non-Communist nations. He said it applied to the ''principal Asian countries." He told newsmen in a press conference statement: "It i.s my view See NEHRU on Page 3 Denio Split May Give Ike's Tax Bill Victory WASHINGTON (AP) — A three-way split among Senate Democrats over the big tax revision bill appeared likely today to give President Eisenhower a clear-cut victory on the measure — one of the biggest items on his 1954 program. | Floor debate opens in the Senate today with the leaders hopeful of pushing the huge measure through by Friday night. The House has okayed the bill, which would not ' change major taxes hut. would cut I taxes receipts SI.400.000,000 in its i first year of operation. j Majority Leader Knowland of | California has announced extra- long sessions for the week. He is holding out the promise of a three|-way -holiday over the Fourth of July if the bill is passed by Friday. Both Knowland and Sen. Milliken (R-Coloi, chairman of the Finance Committee and floor manager for the measure, are predicting that the measure will be passed as the administration wants it. Debt Ceiling Affected What shape the measure takes is expected to have a bearing on another bill soon to be asked for Congress: a proposal to raise the 275-billion-dollar national debt ceiling. Secretary o f the Treasury Hum- j phrey said on an NBC TV-radio show last night he will request a hike in the debt ceiling, but won't decide the amount until the legislators finish work on the money bills that determine ho'iv much is likely to go into and out of Treasury The clandestine insurgent radio i be deceived." the broadcast heard here snid Col. Dinz would have until 8 a.m. CST to reply. But the rebel radio was stil re- peatinc the warning at. 8:20 a.m. The Guatemalan government radio was broadcasting music, at 8:20 a.m. Fight System The rebels declared "we fight a system, not a man" and said the same seven conditions "for peace and order" which they broadcast ast Saturday still stand. The rebels Saturday urged the army to form a military junta, arrest Jarobo Arbenz Guzman, then president, and "all other Communists'" and join the rebels in forming - a new government. Arbenz qur| night, and Diaz took over as riead of a ruling junta. T&e insurgent w a r n i n g s this morning said if their conditions are not met: "Our air force has its precise instructions for today: "1. A general attack on all military bases in Guatemala City and ''2. A concentrated attack on One in" tThis target was not identified.* The "Liberation radio" called on Col. Diaz to "let us know or we will hit them (the targets) one by .Iiicoho Arhenr. Guzman Leachville to Poll Area Labor Force LEACHVILLE — An area-wide labor survey was being | mapped today by Leachville Chamber of Commerce leaders I who are attempting to land a 500-empIoyce factory for their town. Luxora's New Pastor Arrives Headed for Its Greatest Ficod Rains Continue As Train Passengers Rescued by 'Copters LANGTRY. Tex. (.ft—Fourteen helicopters shuttled through rain- laden skies to rescue stranded j train passengers today and still I the rains poured on South Texas. I The traditionally lazy Rio Grande, which flows through the .semi-desert land of South Texas, separating Mexico from the United States, awoke and roared. The Weather • Bureau said the river was headed for its greatest flood in history. It spread into the low-lying riverside sections of Del Rio and Eagle Pass this morning. The two towns were believed to be in no immediate danger. The few residents in the low sections were evacuated yesterday. Train Stranded The Southern Pacifk; Railroad's Sunset Limited stood stranded by high water at Langtry, the famed southwest Texas town which old- timer Judge Roy Bean named ait- See FLOOD on Page 3 Sen. George (D-Ga'i, senior Democrat on the finance group. said in an interview today that members of his party were not unanimous on the tax bill. It would take a farily solid bloc of Democrats to upset GOP ranks on this measure, especially since the Republicans regain a 48-47 edge for the first time in a year today with the swearing in of E. D. Crippa. Wyoming Republican named to succeed the late Sen. Hum <D- Wyoi. George declined to predict the outcome of any Democratic move but said he thought there would be some Republican support for a tax reduction on individuals. Republican leaders, however, were concedinc: only the loss of Sen. Langer (R-ND>, who has announced he favors such an amendment. Cut or Boost George is head of a group which wants an income tax cut either by an increase in personal exemptions or by a $20 tax credit to each taxpayer figured as the final step on his return. He said some of his supporters want him to propose a $200 boost in exemptions, a 4'2-million-dollar annual tax cut, | but that he appeared to be leaning toward a $100 increase, which wouid be a $2. 400. 000. 000 annual reduction. A Democratic move for a S100 hike lost narrowly in the House. Sen. Byrd i'D-Va), second-ranking Democrat on the Finance Committee, is opposed to any of the amendments because of the unbalanced federal budget. He and a lew others would like to strike out of the bill some of the principal revenue-losing features supported by the administration. A third group of Democrats wants to eliminate from the bill some sections they ay aid chiefly the wealthy and big corporations Sen. Douglas (D-Illi, for instance, says he is concerned over a provision for substantial relief to stockholders on their dividend income. e Cherry Defends His kecord In 1st Major Political Speech Blind Veteran Rescues Thre From Drowning Ex-Marine, Who Lost Sight in Korea, Battles Swift Water LUCEDALE. Miss. W— A blind Korean War veteran rescued three companions from drowning last, night in the swift, waters of the Pascagoula River. Danger was old hat to 22-year- old Charles Vines: he had served with the famed 1st Marine Division on the Western Front in Korea, where hp was blinded by a mortar shell. Last night he plunged into the dark river at the first cry from two teen-age girls who were swept toward mid-stream after they stepped into deep water while wading near the bank. James Peacock, also 22, went 1,0 the aid of the. young girls, but a, recent illness left him no match tor the strong current. Vines swam toward the girls' cry of distress. He reached Anne Louise Ball, IS, and grabbed her by the arm. then .swam with her in tow until he found the other, Barbara Wood, 15. He told Barbara to hold on l-o both of them, and the three began their way shoreward. About 40 feet from the bank Barbara said she could swim the rest of 'he way, and struck out alone. Vines reached land with Anne Louise — and heard Barbara cry out again as she was swept back into the swirling central current. He leapt back into the water and headed toward the sound of Barbara's voice. This time there were about 200 yards to go. Witnesses said the young girl was going under the third time when Vines got to her. Once more he .began the long haul back. He made it, then turned and pulled the faltering Peacock from the river. The survey, it was revealed by i Lei'oy Carter, chairman of the | Leachville Chamber's Industrial i is being made at the rc- i quest of the company EU'viMi Towns Involved It \vil\ be conducted in U towns. I all with'm about a. 20-mile radius to Leachville. Towns listed as scheduled for the .survey include Dell. Manila, Caraway, Monette, Black Onk, Lake City, Hornfr.sville, Sen- nth. Arbyrd, Cardwell and Leachville. Registrants will be on hand in all these towns on Saturday nnrt will interview both men and women who might be interested in employment at a Leachville factory. Registration hours have been set- as 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exact locations of the labor interviewers in the various towns was not known this morning. Still Not Necessary Mr. Carter eiriphiisi/.ed that the survey is not being conducted to j locate skilled labor. "Any person, who might be interested in working i is in-Red to contact these people; Saturday." Mr. Carter stated. j Mr. Carter, who also i.s chairman ' of the Arkansas Resources arid | Development Commission, said! Lea elm lie's Chamber has been in contact with the; industrial prospect for about five months. j'J competition is bring offered by at least, one other eastern Arkansas t.own, he stated. HP pointed out, that the labor information will be used with other Work Near End On Crossing Work continued today on the Frisco Railroad crossing at Eighth Street leading to Federal Compress baseball park. Mayor E. R. Jack-j son said this morning. { The crossing will be finished to-! day if work continues as scheduled, he said. Besides giving more access to the park, more parking space will be Available for automobiles, he added. industrial prospects, should this one fail to mnt.erinlize. Yes, It's Hot, But It Was Hotter in '53 Blylhevllle weather found a sen- high Saturday and evidently decided to stick with it for awhile. Oriirinl readings for both Saturday and Sunday showed a 103 high for the days, And. if prosent forecasts are accurate, more of the sume is cum- li\K up. Litiie Ruck weather bureau saw continued hot weather for tomorrow. But, Blylhrville residents ciin ol- way.s bo thankful for small blessings. While Sat-iirdfiy marked t.he first lOO-de^rf-f reading of the year, by this time hist year, the town hfid chalked up ten readings ranging from 100 to 105. Swim Classes Are Swamped A floodtide of 107 adults registered for the Red Cross swimming course being offered at Mox Clear- pool and registration i.s now closed, Mrs. Hu$h Whitsitt, Red Cross water safety chairman, pointed out today Registration was closed. Mrs. Whit- j sitt explained, because instructors ! now have all the students they can accommodate. David Moore is the latest to volunteer as an instructor. The classes meet, on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6 o'clock. Caruthersville Jury Still Out William McCrary Is Charged With First-Degree Murder CARUTHERSVTLLE — The circuit court jury was still out this morning deliberating the fnte of Willam McCrary the prosecution and defense finished testimony Saturday night. Judge. Joseph H. Allen recessed court Saturday until this morning and on last report at noon today the jury had reached no decision. McCrary is charged with first- degree murder in connection with the shooting of his wife while she sat in a pick-up truck in Hayti last September. Col. Diaz Takes Over; Promises Continued War By .1ACK RUTLEDGE GUATEMALA (AP) — Leftist President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman resigned under the pressure of the army and military reverses last night. He handed over the government reins to a military junta headed by Col. Carlos Enrique Diaz, 39-year-old army chief of staff. Dinx in n broadcast pledged the army to continue the war against the invading exiles led by Col. Carlos CnsUllo Annas, but the switch in government appeared to sisrnftl the end of the Communists' strong; influence on the regime Arbour, hnd led. Army leaders are known t.o hnve become increasingly opposed recently to the Reds" strong influence on the government. Rebel Victory Reported The ouster of the 41-year-old j Arbenz followed reports of a bif [ rebel victory at Zacapa. key railroad center 75 miles northeast of the capital. Army forces, particularly their nrUllery, were reported shnt.tered there. News of the army reverses was followed by a rising tide of popular .support, for the; rebels, whose "Rridlo Liberation" .had called Saturday for the armed forces to revolt, jail Arbenz and form a military Juntu to negotiate a cease- fire. With the rebels reported last night .some 70 miles from the capital and moving on it, the battle for Guatemala, was expected here to end within 48 hours. The Com- backed by hastily armed and trained labor groups, were expected to try to keep up the fight, however. (Diplomats in Washington speculated that the army takeover was a mnneuver to give the military a chnnce to negotiate the best terms it could from Castillo 1 Armas and his rebel forces. In Teguci- aalpa. capital of neighboring Honduras, U.S. Ambassador Whiting Wlllfiuer said the change looked t.o him like "a maneuver to get themselves into a position where it will not be an unconditional surrender.) Mass Defections Luis Coronado, secretary gen- em! of the rebel provisional government proclaimed by Castillo Armas, said in Tegucigalpa that j the rebel fight would continue "with redoubled impetus unless the resignation of Arbenz means the acceptance of our ultimatum and i t.he turning over of the government J to insurgent leader Castillo Armas. Arbenz' resignation climaxed a day of mass defections. from his cause by leading Cabinet ministers, army officers and others who fled to the Salvadorean Embassy in Guatemala City for refuge. Throughout the day the capital was tense, its streets empty and I its stores with their iron shutters ! closed as the populace stayed indoors and listened intently to their radios. Anti-United States reaction spread through the city during the day as the Communist-dominated See GUATEMALA on Pajje 3 LUXORA—The Rev. W. L. Diggs, has arrived here to begin his pastorate i»t the Luxora Methodist Church, succeeding the Rev. H. L. Robinson who is now at the Methodist, Church in Hoxie, Ark. The Rev Mr, Diggs was previously pastor of the Methodist Church in Cotter, Ark. He was associate minister at St. John's Methodist Church in St. Louis. Mo. and served as pastor ( of the Howe, Tex., Metho&ai i Church. While attending Arkansas State College, he served the Mt. Carmei Methodist Church in Jonesboro. He is accompanied by his wife. and two sons, Ronald, 12. and Mark, 7. j PERRYVILLE. Ark. UP) — Gov. Cherry in his first out and out political speech of the current campaign defended his administration's record against the attacks of his three opponents here Saturday night. The unusual event found all four candidates speaking from the same platform for the first—and perhaps the only—time in the campaign. There was little—if any—news in the attacks of the men opposing Cherry for a second term Democratic nomination. The three—State Sen. Guy Jones of Conway, Orval Faubus of Hunts- vine and Gus McMillan—poured it «.r. Cherry for his espousal of the fiscal code vhich the 1953 legislature adopted for his backing of the proposed 100 per cent tnx assessment amendment, and for his welfare policies—all familiar themes. Cherry, the last to speak, said that the fiscal code has resulted in saving of around two million I dollars in payroll accounts alone. j He said that while undeserving persons had been cut off the welfare rolls, payments were higher than ever for the deserving ones still drawing assistance. And he said that highway construction cost had been cut from 15 to 17 per cent below what they were before the Cherry-appointed Highway Commission took over. He didn't mention the tax assessment proposal and some other points of attack. Cherry and his three opponents were guest at the annual Perry County Homecoming. Perry,Rep. Paul Van Dalsem, who was master of ceremonies, estimated the audience *i 3.000 persons. That would be the equivalent of around half the population of Perry County, which is t.he most spar&ely settled county in Ihe state. Girls: Wire Bras Confuse X-Rays Note to girls who wear those, steel-trussed bras with no visible means of support: They louse up chest X-rays. TB Association officials pointed out today that girls wearing the strapless numbers are negating some X-rays. Metal sequins may do the same thing, they pointed out. The mobile X-ray unit will be in Blytheville through Wednesday. Its hours are 9-12 in the morning and 1-4 in the afternoon. The unit is parked on Railroad Street, adjacent, to Mississippi County Health Unit. Chest X-rays arc free. ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy and continued hot this afternoon, tonight • and Tuesday. High today 100-104; low tonight 68-76. MISSOURI — Generally fair and hot this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; not so humid east; low tonight in the 70s; high Tuesday 95-102. Maximum Saturday- -103 . Minimum Saturday -77. Maximum yesterday—103. Minimum this morning—70. Sunset today--?:I7. Sunrise tomorrow—4:30, Mean temperature tmidway between bltfh and low)—91. Precipitation last 48 hours to 7:00 a.m. today—non*". Precipitation .Inn. 1 to date—24.54. This D.iie Last Year Maximum yesterday—-&R, Minimum this morning-?* Precipitation January 1 to ! 30.49. EGG-SERTTON — A hen at H. L. Halsell'* "Egg Factory" on the Promised Land Road, overdid herself a little la»t week and cam* up with this king-sized hen apple. The white leghorn presenttd her master with the egg which measures 7'/a inche* in girth *ntf weighs an even five ounces. (Courier News

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