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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 85 BIytheville Courier Blytheviile Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheviile Herald BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1954 FOURTEEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Flexible Farm Plan Faces Crucial Test At Least 55 Dead in Disastrous Crpnrh Ahanrlnn D- r J cl J.T I! AA /v riCNUI HUdllUUII KLO Grande Flood; I oil May Rise Program Today; GOP Divided By B. L. LIVINGSTON ? E WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration's politically explosive farm program faced its crucial test in the House today with President Eisenhower and many members of his own party bitterly at odds. The House was called into session two hours ahead of normal to start voting- on the farm bill and Republican House leaders were reported ready to offer a compromise which would preserve the President's program in bare principe. . But farm state forces, including many Democrats. were'"cool toward talk of compromise and gave signs of making: a showdown fight for continued high price supports in the face of the President's opposition. North Holds Balance Both sides counted on the support of Northern big city members whose constituents are most interested in grocery store prices. A possible tipoff as to how the Northern Democratic vote might go was an announcement last night that the New York Democratic delegation would back high price supports. New York Democrats, virtually all from New York City, said, "The best way to maintain the welfare of our cities is to sustain the purchasing power of the 30 million farmers." Before the House was a bill recommended by the Agriculture Committee and calling for another year of price supports on basic crops at 90 per cent of parity. Parity is a standard for measuring dor (AP) — Guatemala's rival farm prices said by law to give anti-Communist Chieftains hag- farmers a fair return hi relation • • •" to their costs. The administration backs a flexible scale in which supports would Guatemala's Rival Chiefs Fail to Agree All Night Talks Fail to Produce Settlement SAN SALVADOR, El Salva- gled until nearly dawn today in a vain effort to agree on a peace settlement which WOUld|rangV"fom"75"to"9o'"*per "cent""of give their war-split land its [parity. fourth government in a week. ! Republican The peace talks between rebel Col. Carlos Castillo Armas and Col. Eifego Monzon, head of Guatemala's new governing junta, broke up at 3:35 a.m. Castillo Armas announced he was returning to his rebel headquarters at Chiquimula. In a statement issued "to newsmen, both leaders said they were extending until 9 a.m. tomorrow the cease-fire in effect between the rebels and the Guatemalan army. El Salvador's President Oscar Osorio. acting as mediator, voiced optimism that a settlement could be reached. R-eal Peace Remote But real peace seemed remote as Monzon's junta rushed troops to Communist strong points in Guatemala where vengeful Red leaders were reported trying- to foment peasant uprising's. Red- indcctrinated farm workers were said to be inciting revot in Escuintla, Pinula and Concepcion, hotbeds of communism about 30 miles from Guatemala City. Monzon declined to say whether he was returning- to the Guatemalan capital, but it was believed generally he would. The joint statement said the cease-fire had been extended in order to give both parties time to consider and study various proposals to reach an accord." Neither side would disclose what House Leader Hal- leek of Indiana told reporters he favors a substitute for the high support section of the committee bill which would keep the minimum support level at 80 or 85 per cent of parity rather than 75. "It would re-establish the principle, ql flexibility, but with a high-. er minimum parity figure." he I said, and declared: "I think we can 1 win with it." President Eisenhower told his news conference yesterday he still backs his program for flexible supports, but he said he pla.nned no new appeal to the House. There has been speculation he would veto an extensior of 90 per cent props. Surpluses Are Issue The administration argues that flexible supports would tend to stop the accumulation of surpluses, by lowering the support level when -stocks are ample, and would stimulate production when needed, by raising supports in time of scarcity. Representatives Hope (R-Kan) and Cooley CD-NO, the chairman and senior minority member of the House Agriculture Committee, assailed these arguments last night in a nationwide broadcast reply to earlier talks by Vice President Nixon and Secretary of Agriculture Benson. Cooley said "a deliberate effort has been made by people in high By ROBERT H. JOHNSON JR. j EAGLE PASS, Tex. (AP) — At least 55 persons are dead in the Rio Grande's most dev- j astating flood in history, but the death toll might rise to disaster proportions today. Across the river from here, at miserable Piedras Negras, Mexico, it was feared hundreds may have-died in the collapsed adobe huts of the poor. Border Cities Join Fight On Hungerand Disease Of the counted dead. 38 were at i Piedras Negras. Nearly 100 miles | north of the river, at Ozona, Tex., | one of the flash floods which fed Rio Grande's swollen stream Monday killed at least 16 others. Another died in a Pecos River flood. Upstream at Del Rio, Tex., and Ciudad Acuna. Mexico, and downstream at Laredo, Tex., and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, there were few Southern Part of Rich Delta Yielded Chances Appear Dead for Income Tax Cut LAREDO, Tex. (AP) — The twin border cities of Laredo,! casualties and no deaths from the onH KT,mvn T.o-rarln Mpvir-n inmpH ' tririflv in a hattlo I unprecedented flood. Adequate Tex., and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, joined today in a battl warnings and other safeeuards i HANOI, Tfidochina (AP) i WASHINGTON (AP) — Any chance for a general in- j come tax cut in the big tax revision bill appeared dead- today I after rival Democratic and Republican proposals both were . _ _ ^ ... . _Ci."L. ./-"" •»»*** fcAAii—jO a.±i^ U Liiiw, i *>ul C-iS, LivL-i UO } •» *^— •»-* * ^ff -*-* A.IJ,\JL V V, AiAiA tA. ( .i J.JL / ' *.4A. l*\*J~ A, A. * «_«Li J~f \_ AAJ.\^ >^X V*. *-AV* t-*,j.AVi ,*. *. \_« £S *-* *S * - W «-*• •*. * S* *• v ff <»/*J *•*..*. against disease and hunger in the wake of the most vicious| plus organization paid off, officials|The French announced today! beaten in a crossfire of political maneuvering. ' D i v» t 1 *v*f\v\f\r\ +1 f\f\f4 Trt M i r» T /"\ •»»* r c*^-ii.f3 ... ..._^..-..**i Rir Grande flood in history. Officials of neither city were willing to estimate the damage, but they united in thanks that there was no loss of life in the torrents of water that battered their river- fronts and inundated hundreds of residences. They and high state officials also renewed demands for swift action on a proposed upstream dam which would have tamed the flood. Officials also agreed that the two full days of warning plus a smoothly functioning team, of local, state and federal officials had held the casualty list to zero and expedited evacuation and care of refugees. The two cities have a combined population of about 120,000.' Last night campfires burned in •¥• ^ ^ the high hills south of Nuevo La- said. Large numbers of sick and in- they are withdrawing from the j • > , Jr ,> . ,1 SOUinern quarter OI ine rich ; in the city. Four schools in Laredo . . again cared for several hundred j J, u ;, ed ., were m _* evacuees here, while others found ' L?a * ne lei ' The twin defeats assured the Ei- .. tions SIOO. | senhower administration of one of j Several Republican senators ha.d est victories of the 1954 j indicated they might go along on .onal session —enactment 1 this. So Sen. Millikin.. (R-Colo), refuge in the homes of friends and relatives. Both Gov. Allan Shivers of Texas and Horacio Terran of Tamauiipas made on-the-spot inspections of the flood areas as the Rio Grande began to subside after hitting a precedent smashing crest of 62.21 feet. Mass inoculations against ty- medi- thousands of miles of rich rice: OI uhe tax blil jusc aboul as u anci more moved in j i an /jc and an psfirnafpd nvn< was recomrnended to me Capitol. every minute. | -^ ; <au esumeiieu. LAU.J senate passage may come late 15,000 Homeless j DUU10H IndOCmnase. j today after numerous minor At least 15.000 were homelsss i Tiie withdrawal, rumored in | amendments have been considered nd some 7,000 refugees huddled i P r °£ re ss for some days,__ yields to {ference with the House, which has phoid fever were scheduled for La- Daylight — maybe today, per- redo today. Nuevo Laredo officials were expected to begin a similar program soon. if. # % haps next week — may bring a more startling toll of death. But the true death count conceivably may never be known. ''From what I hear, there may be anywhere from 200 to 500 dead," said H. G. Walker. U.S. Public Health Service official here to help in rescue and rehabilitation. Manuel Olivares, a lumberman of Piedras Negras, told the story of his city's tragedy with tears in his eyes. "I heard hundreds crying for help in the dark, but I couldn't help them," he said. "You could hear people shouting for help, but rn, ii.j-11- ..T. !_•• -CJ.T. T>- /^ j i you couldn't .see them. You could ihe greatest flood in the history of the Rio Grande j hear houses collapsing, then :!*>cr manager for rhe measure, called a secret caucus of all GOP senators and came up with a substitute tax plan for a 960-miliion- dollar annual reduction. in the hills of'coahuila°\vith no shel- { tiie . rebels without a^ fight such | already okayed the bill in some- i payer a $200 annual, cut—$40. 'for j a man and wife—provided they did i not use certain benefits included j in the revision bill. ' I The Republican proposal came . income tax cut. They said failure j up first as a substitute for the and the major textile manufactur- I ^ write sorae general benefits for i George plan and went down on a ing town of Nam Dinh, 55 miles the average taxpayer into the bill j 49-46 vote, with all 47 Democrats would give them a sure-fire issue j opposed along with Sen. Morse in the November congressional j (Ind-Ore) and Sen. Langer (R-ND). ter, no food and no water. About 80 per cent of the homes in the city of 35.000 were flooded. Half of those were destroyed as the adobe brick: crumbled in the flood. major points as the big Catholic center of Phat Diem, 75 miles southeast of Hanoi: Thai Binh, 60 j Ninh Binh. 60 miles south of Hanoi: southeast of Hanoi. News Delayed what different form. Democrats professed to be not , unhappy over the outcome of yes- the war capital: , ter day's rapid-fire moves over an 'Faith, in Levee 'Costly To Piedras Negras By ROBERT H. JOHNSON JR. PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) — This was a town of sorrow and uncounted dead last night. The French confirmed they were i elections rolled down on Piedras Negras and past the levee that curled j screams . . . then nothing." around it like a protecting arm. proposals were involved nor what particular point cause disagreement. 5,000 Get Free Chest Mobile Unit Completes Final Day in Missco places" to persuade the public the farm program has incurred huge losses, and he added: "The truth is the losses have not been burdensome.'' Hope said that contrary to a popular view, price support aid to farmers has "very little to do" with prices paid by housewives. He said also farmers "are doing their part in taking care of surpluses" by reducing plantings and operating under strict contros. Thirty-eight persons are known dead. But few believed last night these were all the dead. Unconfirmed estimates ranged up to 500. Last night campfires flickered on the rough, mesquite-covered hills around what was a thriving farm town of 35,000 people across .the Rio Grande from Eagle'Pass, Tex. These were the fires of the- homeslee, people who daily trudge back to their ruined houses in search of the dead. Half-Flooded At least one half — the half farthest from the river — of Piedras Negras still is flooded. The downtown section was in better shape. It is high, on the edge of the Rip Grande, and the waterhas receded from its white brick, two-story buildings with spires and shutters of red and blue. Cars move through the paved Four Schools en July 12 The next day. Olivares said, destruction was everywhere. There pulling out of the area on Wednesday but- tight military censorship prevented cabling of the news abroad until today. The French news agency reported in Paris that the Vietminh occupied Phat Diem at 10 aju. Wednesday. . In London, the British Foreign Office announced last night it had warned the 150 British Commonwealth citizens in Hanoi to be ready to leave on short notice. A French army spokesman said the troops were being pulled out of the delta's southern zone because they are needed to protect Hanoi and the supply lifeline betxveen it and Indochina's major seaport, GOP Defends Plan Republicans "disputed this. ! The 46 '.'ayes" were all irom. Republicans. The Democrats had to con- i defeat the substitute in order to tending yesterday's record would j get a chance to vote on their own show they had offered a practical amendment, tax reduction plan but that Democrats blocked it. Leaders on both sides there was practically no chance Identical Count But then the George amendment j itself was beaten on an identical j tally, 49-48. • This time four Demoi crats, Byrd (Va>, Holland (Fla), T j Edwin C. Johnson (Colo) and Robertson (Va), voted "no" be- any new income tax cut plan would now be offered. The principal fight yesterday ™,D°L? tfS'all^ i— °*> »" «» I"— »**» 000.000 annual income tax cut into the bill by raising personal exemp- were .bodies in trees, some of them j Haiphong, 64 miles to the east. tied in the upper branches, bodies in piles of debris, and some caught on barbed-wire fences. 'T believe there are lots of bodies under the mud of the adobe huts a..nd ir*,- ttx'jj _.. wreckage .... of... the, houses;^:'Ite-'ifaidl Huddle In Hiils U.S. Consul Charles Talifierro in Piedras Negras doubted a death toll as high as 500 but added: "It is entirely possible.'' "There's no doubt that some bo- Four schools in the BIytheville! dies were Cashed down the river School District No. 5 will begin | an d we'll never know how many," two month summer terms July 12.! he said. W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of i Although no, dead were reported schools, said this morning. ! at Laredo. Associated Press report- Schools which will have summer i er Dave Cheavens said there was terms are Clear Lake. Number j no water, no power and a short- Nine, Promised Land and Lone j age of medical supplies at Nuevo i Laredo. There, too. homeless ref- Mr. Nicholson urges children ugees huddled in the hills' Lone Oak, Promised Land, Clear Lake, Number Nine Affected The spokesman said the French were shrinking their defense lines to meet a possible attack by "six Vietminh divisions massed on the delta borders." Attack .Expected Such an attack—with Hanoi as the main objective—has Been expected ever since the rebels early this month completed transfer to the delta borders of the thousands of battle-tested troops who overran Dien Bien Phu. Since then the French have 'abandoned one after another of their small posts south of Hanoi Phone Workers Strike Begins Delay in Picketing Eases Threat of Nationwide Tieup loss. Joining George supporters | were two Republicans, Langer j were two Republicans, Langed a i Young (ND), and Morse. i The administration fought an in- I come tax cut strongly on the grounds the government could not stand the loss of revenue now. It contends the revision bill as it is. carries a balanced program of relief for indixqduals and business. It would cut taxes about S1,400,OQO,QOO in its- first year .wiuler changing- no major rates, One part of the Republican substitute called for halving'the. effect ! of a relief provision for stockhold- ! ers on their dividend income, and NEW YORK (£)—Seventeen thou-j this was partly-adopted during the sand CIO workers who install and i parliamentary tangle yesterday, maintain telephone equipment were 1 Millikin said the action on it would called on strike across the nation j be completed today, today but a delay in picketing! AS passed by the House, the under a policy of tightening the ! eased any immediate threat of crip-; provision would exempt from tax perimeter of defense." Spokesmen i P le<i phone communications. j -v^ t -| rs t $50 O f dividend ."income In previous strikes, failure of i and permit the taxpayer to deduct long distance telephone operators; from j^ tax 5 per cent of dividend to cross picket lines has caused i income aoove 550 i n the first year insisted repeatedly, however, there was no real evacuation of any portion of the French-held territory. (Associated Press Correspondent Larry Allen, who recentlv went downtown streets and merchants I eligible to attend these schools i the Pan-American Highway points i from Han01 to Singapore alter two -.,, Ji_, 4--.1 ,.„ i»_^ ;^i_ _r - j.ii_ i f rnrrv f Via f i vor rJ o TT + Vi rf\\ nvh /-\nf -fVi ^ . * , * i VP?!. !"S of nnVPrinO' t hp TriflC^'H irt£ sadly take up the job of getting [from the first day throughout the back to ruined businesses. Away from the business section, the paving plays out and the streets are loblollies of sticky mud down which no automobile can travel. These are the sections where adobe houses melted like toy mud huts made by children. Open cesspools pock the town like sores. There is no pure water in the town. H. G. Walker, a. U.S. Public Health Service officer from Eagle Pass who has inspected Piedras Negras. said. "Sanitary conditions are horrible. The water system was never adequate and now there is none at all." At first. Walker said, bodies were pulled out of mesquite bushes and buried quickly. Quick Burial "But listen." he said, "there are summer term. "There is an extreme likelihood southward. years of covering the Indochina war. reported yesterday that the difficulties. of the bilL ^ the sec ond year and However, dial phones and auto-: thereafter, the exclusion would in- matic equipment could continue to i crease to SIOO and the deduction Laredo, _a^c|y of nearly 60.000, j French were preparing'for a last- operate for some time before needing attention or repairs. j The CIO Communications Work-j 10 per cent. be closed and arrangements made day. but 'in the dav limited to transfer the children to other ' lrai ^ c xva - 5 allowed out of the city schools unless enrollment is kept up over a state highway covered by to a larger number of children than uvo feec of water. By nightfall to- we had during the past year," he| ni -? ht - it; was . expected that auto said. i traffic might be approaching nor- 1 j phong rail and roadway unless a In his statement, he appealed to j the parents and children who live Red Cross began giving ty- in these districts to patronize the | Phoid injections to an estimated school in their own district and not I 5.000 persons at Laredo. They were another one. j from the 1.200 families forced from ''This practice, if continued, will their homes by the flbodwaters. force the closing of some rural Laredo had no municipal water schools." he said. | and was faced with a mounting Mr. Nicholson also pointed out j health problem. Mayor Joe C. tnat children who expect to start to j Martin hoped to turn on the water- school for the first time, had better| I0 day but said the river would have take advantage 61 ™" of the summer j to drop five feet before anything could be done. Such a drop*seemed • -„., . . . , . ,. "* De jout of the question before late to- six years old before the first day of j niePht January. 1&55, enter school at f^e i ?r ' ^-i ^ ' •• . rtno'm-r,^ rfnta. • -v-^uvi <*i, i.i.e Meanwhile, the city was setting : The administration yesterday j five or six kids in every Mexican | °Penmg date since we ao not have J water from an uncontaminaled r£? : were, fired at Congress'a request for an-1 family. Those families take care j *,. ,7™^^ the ? school year'^he"! ervoir by 15 busy Unk trucks ' More than 5,080 persons X-rayed by Arkansas Health De-j other 1' 2 billion dollars to support i of their own. They find a drowned j partment's mobile X-ray unit j farm crop prices after this fall's kid and they bury him pronto." j which just ended a visit in Mis-j harvest. j "So who knows how many are j sissippi County. j The President sent to Speaker dead. From what I hear, there may Yesterday, it completed its fi-! Martin iR-Mass) a. letter from nal day of a three-day stand in i Benson, with his endorsement, ask- BlythevUle where l.940"trorped in | ing an increase in the lending- ay- front of the X-ray device. Some j thority of the Commodity Credit 596 were X-rayed yesterday. { Corp. from its present 8.4 billion Nearly 100 volunteer registars j dollars to 10 billion. of.rered their services, Mrs. Fran-i The CCC only a few months ago ces GammiU, executive secretary j was voted an extra 1% billion dol- of the county. Tuberculosis As- lars. It now holds about 6V 2 billion sociation, pointed out. Serving as registars at the final clinic yesterday were the Mesdames Von Starnes, Ted Bour- zikas, Harold S u d b u r y. Buck Roush, Marcus Gaines, T. C. Hawkins and J. F. Montandon. dollars in surplus farm stocks. be anywhere from 200 to 500. But I don'c know if that's right and nobody xvjll ever know. But I'll bet there are a heli of a lot of bodies uncounted." Everybody had plenty of warning that the flood was coming early yesterday and nobody in Eagle Pass, a town of about 1.100. was See FLOOD on Page 3 President, Wife Observe Wedding Anniversary WASHINGTON i.-P)— This is the 38th wedding anniversary of President and Mrs. Eisenhower and they stretched the observance out over a good many hours. A While House dinner last night for members of the President's 1915 graduating class at West Point, and their wives, extended past midnight. Then this evening, members of the White House Staff were invited to a social gathering in the presidential living quarters in the White House,. This too. was part of the anniversary observance. Some 25 or 30 persons were expected to ga'.h- er. New McCrary Trial Seen First Degree Murder Charge Hangs Fire i CARUTHERSVILLE, MO. _ A! retrial of William McCrary of Hayti. charged with first degree murder,' probably will be scheduled in the Draft Board r' i i signt For Exams cease-fire agreement at the Geneva conference should forestall the anticipated Vietminh attack. Allen said the French already envisioned they also might have to give up Hanoi and its 600,000 inhabitants and were strengthening the defense's of Haiphong for a beachhead stand. The decision to withdraw from the southern delta was made in the face of strenuous opposition from officials of the Viet Nam government headed by chief of state Bao Dai. the ex-Emperor of Annam. Viet Nam's new Premier, Ngo Dinh D:ern. flew to Hanoi yesterday for conferences with Ncrth Viet Nam Gov. Nguyen Huu Tri. Tri told newsmen Tuesday that "JO.000 to 50.000 persons have been evacuated from the four cities in the southern pan, of the delta in the past two weeks." Vietnnmef- 0 sources said those See INDOCHINA on Page 3 6 a.m. that "the strike is on." In some areas—notably the huge metropolitan area of New York and Baltimore—the walkout was delayed until 11 a.m. (EDT). No explanation was given. .... i In New York it also was an- i nounced that the present plan of the ; equipment installers is to delay! picketing telephone buildings; around the nation until next Tues- i cay morning. But an official said; this plan was "subject to change." j The strike was called after a; breakdown in negotiations between ' the CWA's District 10. and the. Western Electric Co.. which is the.' manufacturing- arm of the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. i The union is seeking a nexv work ; contract with various benefits, and: the breakup in contract talks' dashed hopes of a last-minute set- : ' rlement hinging on an increased : wage offer from Western Electric, i The official star: of me strike' was announced by Joseph Dunne.: director of CWA District 10. ; o-ucic; 1.3 ail CAHCIHC U.JVC.U-UUUU * . ;-'iJ"--i<." " i * * <-*"»" «• V.JL r. pi t yen mg, iwi a 10.01.- ; , 1 1 t some of these schools wilP,have to was lso!ate W arl y a11 da ? ^ esler ' ! ditch stand along the Hanoi-Hai- : ers Union announced shortly alter: \A|W|**A|| . . MOI- hut- lo+S^-Mn tVio ,-ic,-,- 1ir>-fit^H I . .. . 5 . . ;fi a m fhdj- "rhA «tr-iX-A ic nn " ; Vlf •|||]f^|| Lost in River Eight men were sent, by Mississippi County Draft Board No. 47 for physical examinations today, according to Rosie Saliba. celrk. The call was for 20 men of which I 10 transferred, two reported from U.S. Deficit for Fiscal 1954:$3,250,000 WASHINGTON (AP) — Today is the first day of a new fiscal vear for the government and it looks like" Uncle f+, • , j^ ; •* W t*A *.i >A * *T A. \*± i VW , U " V/ 1 tT-JJU* i.t.V* * * *J*** ' ** V_> TT _ - _ ^, A r H . " counly other boards, one reported that fail- Sam wound up the old year in the red about 3 1-4 billion One Man Reported Saved from Boat Near Caruthersville CARUTHERSVILLE.—Two unidentified women were reported to have drowned in the Mississippi River 15 miles north of here about. 10 a.m. this morning when the outboard motor boat in which they and a man were riding caught fire and they leaped into the water to avoid the fiames. Arveli Barnickie of Warde!!. Mo., saw the incident from shore and took a boat out to aid the trio, he told the sheriff's office here. The t'-vc women did not appear on the surface, but he was able to pull the man into his boat and bring him back to shore, Bar- nickie said. The Pemiscot County sheriff's office said that an investigation of the incident would be made and river officials notified of the accident. Mr. Barnickie failed to learn the name of the man or the two women before reporting to the sheriff's office. today. A hung jury was released by Judge WASHINGTON f.fl — Sen. McClellan and Rep. Gathings says the Atomic Energy Commission is ready to "consummate an early contract" for construction of a new 107 million dollar power plant at West Memphis, Ark. President Eisenhower told his news conference yesterday that he had ordered the AEC to proceed with the contract with Middle South Utilities, Inc., and. the Southern Co., so there would be time to review the Tennessee Valley Authority. The proposed plant would provide between 500,000 and 600,000 additional kilowatts which it is estimated the TVA area will need by 1957. Tennessee congressmen, among others, contend ,th& power would not go to atomic plar-ls and the purpose is only to prevent ex- pansion of TVA. The power would go into TVA lines for the Mem- Joseph H. Allen Monday night after they deliberated the case over the week end when the trial ended last Saturday. ed to previously and five failed to' dollars that had been predicted. phis area, making unnecessary TVA expansion in that further area. McClellan and Gathings said Jointly last night that the AEC has notified the two companies it is ready to "consummate an early contract" for the West Memphis plant. The Arkansas congressmen quoted the AEC's letter as saying the private companies' proposal "constitutes a satisfactory basis for negotiation of a definite contract." "Preliminary work is expected to start promptly," the legislators added. Tied in with proposed building of the big plant is a fight over the authority of the AEC to make contracts for private power, in a pick-up truck in Hayti September. Churchill Leaves For Britain NSW YORK (ff) — Sir Winston Churchill, Prime, Minister of Great Britain. leaves today for home ab' report. Next call will be 15 men for in-1 However, the deficit for the fis- duction on July 22. leal .vear ended yesterday may be Those leaving today were John j a little smaller than previously Harris of Wilson; Busby Harrell, estimated. Revenues evidently Jame.s E. Brown. Joliet H. Nelson J were lower than anticipated, but ^ l I Jerry w. Reynolds. Alfred Robin- j cuts in government spending went last json, Fred Smith and Naif M Moore, ''deeper thar previously predicted, I Jr all of Blytheville. ; The government begins its fiscal Failing to report were NatnanieJ oard the liner Queen Elizabeth, Foreign Secretary h • , or ou.->ir!e^>.s •s on Julv and complete figures on the fiscal year until about July 19. However, it appeared today that receipts for fiscal 1954 would total about 64 : ' 4 billion dollars, or approximately 2 3 ^ billions under President Eisenhower's January estimate. It appeared also that spending would come to about 67 3 4 billion dollars. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy to cloudy v/ith widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers this afternoon, tonight and Friday; not much change in tempreature. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy Lee Wilson and Ollie Mills, both ol Blytheviile. Embezzlement Case Out The case against A very BI«n-j Edeen. arrived here by plane early chard, charged with embezzlement" today from Ottawa, Canada, after of $50 from John Cole was dismissed discussions with Canadian officials. Thee 79-year-old Prime Minister, appearing somewhat tired, vvcnt directly for La Guardia Field to his 'cabin on the ship. row. Posey of Sheffield. Ala ; Tommy j • The befrinning today Is Gnggs, jr.. of Chicago, 111.; George : nsca] ^ fQr whichfe p residen t Eisenhower has predicted a deficit next June 30 of about $2,928,000. In his budget message of last giving revised estimates iscal year just ended, Ei- prodicted that fiscal 1954 would total about $70,902,- January in Municipal Court this morning, j The case of J. C. .Lipscomb charged with wife and child aban- ' °°°- Th f l would leave a donment was continued until umior- ! about 3! > billions. the January estimate, The government appears to have wound up fiscal 1954 with a debt of about 270 billions. This leaves the Treasury borrowing authority of about five billion. However, the Treasury has said it will need to borrow approximately 10 billion during the next, six months, when tax receipts are low. The Treasury is expected soon a Tier the end of the fiscal year to renew its request, symied in the Senstr last year, for an increase The treasury will not have final, | in the 2u>billion legal debt ceiling. 000 - 00( and «« r ?, cei P" "me ° approximately $67.62 of ly scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight mostly ncrth- east and extreme north and extreme southwest. Maximum yesterday—98. Minimum this morning—74. Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise tomorrow—4:51. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—S6 Precipitation last 24 hour* to 7;00 a.m. today—none. Precipitation Jftn. 1 to date—23.34. This Date Last Year Maximum yesterday—101. Minimum this mornim?—78, Precipitation January I to date—

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