The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 3, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 3, 1954
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BLJTHEVliLB (ARK.) COUEltat Nixon Renews Attacks On Truman's Foreign Policy and Stevenson WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Nixon has renewed his attacks on Truman administration foreign policy and Adlai Stevenson has declared that Nixon '"'must be competing ... for the title of history's most irresponsible exalted statesman." Kixon's fresh charge that the i mer "previous administration" had lost 800 million people to communism came yesterday in an interview with Rep. Keating (r-NY) televised for New York stations. Stevenson, the 1952 Democratic presidential candidate, mentioned Nixon during an off-the-cuff talk tt A Denver luncheon in which he urged Democrats "to do what can be done to make up for the deficit in leadership" in the Eisenhower administration. Democrats Reacted A -week ago, Nixon opened up oil the Democrats in a Milwaukee speech with a charge that policies of former President Truman and hi« secretary of state, Dean Ache- ton, lost China to the Reds and led to the Korean war and present TT.S. problems in Indochina. Democratic members of Congress reacted angrily, suggesting that a bipartisan foreign policy might be undercut if Eisenhower administration officials persisted in this kind of talk. Asked about Nixon's remarks at his news conference Wednesday, President Eisenhower said his vice president is entitled to his own opinions, but that he is an ad- Ulincis governor called on Democrats "to do what can be done to make up for the deficit in leadership" in the GOP. He cited the "public brawl" .of the Army-McCarthy hearings as an example, saying the Republican National Committee and Republican leadership failed to support Army Secretary Stevens. He praised, on the other hand. the actions during the hearings of Democratic committee members Jackson of Washington, Symington of Missouri and McClellan of Arkansas. a great American talks pretty much Durable man, who normally .ifee language of the administration. In his discussion with Keating, Jfixesn said Democratic planners "didn't understand... what the Communist threat really was." He •aid tiiey left behind a foreign "policy of weakness, a policy of •urrender of principle at the conference table." On the other hand, Nixon said, the Eisenhower administration has "adopted a, policy of strength—one in which our people go to the conference table ... determined not to surrender our principles but to make them prevail." Stevenson Cites GOP Division Stevenson, on his way to an Alaska, -vacation, told a gathering of Democrats that Nixon has reversed himself in statements about Indochina. In general terms, Stevenson stated that "an administration that cannot unite its own party, on essentials at least, can hardly hope to unite and .lead the free world." He blames the situation on a "platoon system" of secretaries of •tftte, wherein foreign policy is laid down by Secretary Dulles, senate Majority Leader Knowland (R- Calif) and Nixon. Speaking at' a $6 luncheon in Denver yesterday attended by an estimated 600 Democrats, the for- AF Probes Jet Fighter Crash That Killed 4 (Continued from Page 1) vision calling for a "set aside" of JVS billion dollars worth of these hacked-up surpluses for relief, foreign aid, stockpiling and other purposes. This was recommended by the administration as a device for easing the price-depressing effects of the government-held stocks. Advocates of high, unvarying supports have contended the President's program might cut drastically into farmers' income. Benson countered in a nationwide radio broadcast earlier this week that that isn't so. Aiken said in a separate interview that "actually the compromise did not mean much" and that it was designed "largely to counteract propaganda." Wheat May Be Excepted "With the possible exception of wheat," he said, "all the other basic crops would have been supported at from 82 to near 90 per cent under the Eisenhower program." Aiken said the Senate Agriculture Committee has agreed to meet Wednesday to complete its farm bill. He said the measure should reach the Senate by next weekend or the following Monday. The Vermont Senator said a House-approved plan to boost supports on dairy products to 80 per cent of parity "has some merit." This would be 5 per cent above the level fixed by secretary Benson i On April 1. • i Commenting further on provi- j sions in the House bill, Aiken said «. "two price wheat plan seems unworkable." Under that plan, wheat farmers would vote whether (A) to continue under direct price supports or (B) to change to a system designed to give them 100 per cent of parity on wheat sold for domestic consumption, with the rest of their output unsupported for feed or export at world prices. TJTICA, N. Y. M>> — A special Air Force team today spearheaded an investigation of the wreckage .of a jet fighter plane that crashed into a hamlet crossroads near here yesterday and killed four persons on the ground. ... The fuel in the rocket-laden F94-C Starfire apparently exploded and" set fires that destroyed an automobile and two houses in tiny Wales- vjlle, about 11 miles southwest of Utica. None of the rockets exploded. The plane's pilot, Lt. William E Atkins, 24 ,bf Dutton, Va., and the radar observer, Lt. Henry F. Coudon, 26, of Perryville, Md., bailed out before the crash and escaped injury. Killed were the three persons riding in the automobile, Stanley Phillips. 38, his wife, Florence, 32, and their son, Gary, 11, all of nearby Hecla, and Mrs. Doris Monroe, 28, occupant of one of the houses. One-year-old Betty Lou Monroe was injured, apparently by flying debris. The plane was one of the two jets ordered up in a practice "scramble" flight from the 27th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome. NOBLE REDECORATING COMPLETE—Principal redecorating projects at Hotel Noble are now completed and were inspected yesterday when the hotel opened its doors to the public. B. A. Puryear, hotel manager, said further work will be done on rooms, only about two floors of which have been remodeled and 'refurnished. Top photo shows refurbished lobby, loxver photo, the hotel's completely redecorated dining room. (Courier News Photos) ly redecorated dining room. (Courier News Photo) USDA Prices On Cottonseed Items Listed WASHINGTON UP) — The Agriculture Department has announced prices which it will pay processors for cottonseed products under a program designed to support grower prices of this year's cottonseed crop at a base rate of S54 a ton. The price range from 12:75 cents a pound for .cottonseed oil in a producing territory from Oklahoma and Texas west to California, 13 cents in Mississippi Valley states and 13.125 cents in southeastern states. The price for cake and meal range from 2.75 cents a pound in Arizona. New Mexico and California, 2.80 cents in Mississippi Valley states, Texas and Oklahoma to 2.90 in southeastern states. The prices for linters range from 3 to 11.5 cents a pound, depending on grade. Processors who sell to the government must certify that they paid growers price support rates for cottonseed. Big, Early Tomatoes Another unusually early example of this year's ideal weather for growing was reported by Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Goforth of" 215 West Cherry. A large one and one-half Ponderosa tomato measuring 15 inches in diameter was produced to show the early maturity of the vegetable. Another fast-producing item in their garden, Mrs. Goforth said, was a yellow squash bush which has already grown 50 mature squash. Food, Clothing Flown Across Rio Grande to Piedras Negras By ROBERT H. JOHNSON JR. EAGLE PASS, Tex. (ff) — Food, truckloads of it. was flown across the Rio Grande today to flood- wrecked Piedras Negras, Mecico, where at least 38 persons died in 2 river's roaring waters this week. Official authority for taking- the food into the misery-laden Mexican iown of 38,000 persons opposite here came yesterday. Earlier, helicopters had lifted food and clothing into the town on an unofficial basis, simply because the people needed it. Today the American Red Cross watershed since last Sunday. The greatest, most devastating flood in the -river's long history hac filled the new Falcon International Dam's great reservoir. Falcon Lake, to half capacity, a little more was using three light planes to help than 2 -000,000 acre feet. Water was 114 feet deep at the dam and covered 69,000 acres at last report. Water had backed up 40 miles in shuttle four truckloads of canned goods and 150,000 tortillas across the river. Tortillas are thin, round cornmeal "cakes," Mexico's bread. Meanwhile, up the river at Del Rio .Mexican officials had crossed over from Ciudad Acuna to tell the U. S. Relief Committee that no more food was neec-2d from the Texas side of the river. The death toll at Piedras Negras still stood today at 38 known dead and 90 known missing. That made a total of 62 dead in the floods that swept 300 miles of the Rio Grande and much of its West Texas the gigantic new lake. Typhoid inoculations continued along the river in both American and Mexican towns. Utilities gradually were being restored. - About 1.000 persons still lived in shelter areas in Laredo because their homes were destroyed or damaged. On the Mexican side, hundreds still camped in the hills. The river continued to fall yesterday from a level of 11 feet where it had dropped from Thursday's record crest of 62.21 feet. Pre-War Prices DeSoto Beer 24 can Case 6 Can Carton A94 780 Phillip Applebaum Liquor Store 110 So. Fifth Phone 3-9641 Phone 3-6574 For Pit Barbecue Pork • Goat Chicken 3 Mi. N. Of Gosnell FROM THE w- m « v • ^-5K The BIGGEST selling joh in town . . . Here in the classified section of your newspaper . . . you meet personally those people who are really in the market for what you have to offer. They read your message because they want to hire or be hired, to buy, sell, to rent, or to do you a service. Within minutes after your paper appears YOU GET RESULTS THROUGH THE WANT ADS! Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Government Initiates Double Play Attempt On Monopoly, Reds in Suit Against United Fruit By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON Lfi—The government has set off a double play attempt with a court action against the United Fruit Co.'s banana empire in Central America. Atty. Gen. Brownell announced late yesterday the government had filed an antitrust suit in New Orleans Federal Court asking that United Fruit be ordered to take steps to "establish effective competition in the banana industry." Federal officials apparently viewed the suit as also serving another purpose—that of scotching Communist propaganda claims the United States is interested only in shielding American business in Latin America. The company—which headquarters in Boston—lost no time in denying the federal monopoly charges. Sam Baggett, the company's vice president and general counsel, issued a statement in New York in which he said United Fruit is convinced the action "is based upon incomplete or unreliable information and that the charges are groundless." The government suit accuses United Fruit of forcing out com- etition and of gaining control of nearly all Central American land used for growing bananas. It also contends United Fruit thus has managed to achieve dominance in he production, transportation and mportation of bananas. The Justice Department moved against the big fruit firm with a back-drop of government upheaval n Guatemala, where United Fruit has operated on a large scale. For the past two years, the company had been locked in a dispute with the Red-tinged Guatemalan overnment of President Jacobo Arbenz. which began expropriating United Fruit lands under an grarian reform law. The Arbenz regime now has been ousted by a Traffic Deaths Mount Slowly As Holiday Begins By The Associated Press Traffic deaths mounted slowly oday as missions of motorists hit he highways for the three-day uly 4 holiday. Only 22 traffic deaths had been eported during the first 16 hours f the holiday which began at 6 .m. local time Friday and will nd at midnight Monday. Four drownings and no miscellaneous accidental deaths were reported, for a total of 26 in, all types of mishaps. Four died in a collision between an empty bus and a passenger automobile at Mahwah, N. J., for the biggest single traffic death toll reported thus far. The National Safety Council has estimated that 430 persons will be killed in traffic accidents during the three-day holiday. The council also estimated that 40 million cars will be on the roads. military junta. It seemed to some American officials that the Arbenz government preferred to keep the dispute alive so it could be used as a propaganda weapon against the United States. The Justice Department suit evoked this comment by A. L. Bump, the Guatemalan manager of the United Fruit Co.: "These suits have been going on for a long time and have not proved we are a monopoly." Bump, who spoke out from Guatemala, said United Fruit has done much for the countries in which it operates. United Fruit's biggest activities are in Costa Rica, P?.nama and Honduras, Guatemala ranks fourth. A wag'e dispute with some 20,000 Honduran workers erupted into & strike against United Fruit about six weeks ago. The situation there has been tense. The company came to terms with Costa Rica about a month ago, increasing its payments to that government. Tentative Agreement Reached. On Telephone Workers Strike NEW YORK (M — A tentative agreement was reached early today between Western Electric Co. and 17,000 CIO telephone equipment installers to end a nationwide walkout which started two days ago. Following a one-hour negotiating meeting, officials of the company and the CIO Communications Workers of America issued a joint statement saying: ''The parties are in tentative agreement and will meet today at noon, EDT to sign the contract, 'ollowing which time the terms of ;he contract will be announced." There was no further comment from the union or management. The CWWA struck Thursday in 44 states and the District of Columbia TAXES (Continued from Page 1) come and deduct from his tax 10 per cent of such income above $100. Sen. George <D-Ga), senior Senate Democrat among the conferees, predicted the administration would make eX'ery effort to get at least part of the House relief restored, because "they think this is the most vital part of the bill." George told a reporter he believed a likely outcome was restoration of the 5 per cent credit along with the $50 eclusion. Democrats charged in the debate the section would be of benefit mainly to the wealthy. Republicans replied that it was a needed stimulus to get more capital for business through stock sales, and also would partially end what they termed double taxation resulting from taxes on both corporate profits and on the income of stockholders who are paid tho e profits. Figrht May Be Renewed Sen. Humphrey (D-Minu), one of those xvho attacked the section, said in an interview the whole fight over the bill would be renewed if the conferees restore much of the divided income benefit. Most of the tax cuts in the bill would take effect this year and could be figured on the return filed next vear. in a dispute over wsges, grievance machinery, and provisions covering the transfer of employes. Not affected by the walkout were Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Montana, where the phone companies do their own installation and maintenance work. The CWWA contract with Western Electric, manufacturing arm of the Bell Telephone System, expired May 2. Repeated negotiations failed to produce agreement. The CWA has demanded a six- to-eight-cent an hour pay boost, while the company has offered four to seven cents. Current pay averages $1.86 an hour. There was no immediate effect on phone service and, with 80 per cent of the nation's phones on the dial system, the full impact of a long strike would not have been felt by home and office telephone users for some time. But some 300,000 phone operators are members of the CWA> and cross-country picketing would seriously disrupt long distance calls. GUATEMALA (Continued.from Page 1) in foreign embassies. From Mexico City came word the Peace' Committee of the Organization of American States had decided to return from there to Washington today without going on investigation. The committee had to Guatemala for an on-the-spot intended to look into charges by Arbenz that Honduras and Nicaragua provided bases for aggression against Guatemala. British Eat Again LONDON (#) — Britons tomorrow regain a freedom they haven't enjoyed for 14 years. They will be able to go into a butcher shop and say: "Give me about three pounds of lamb chops, and while you're at it, toss in a couple of pounds of bangers." Bangers are mysterious sausages. Meat rationing is ending. You might call it the freedom to do a job by remote control—or ''how to be in two places at once." It's the freedom of movement you can enjoy with automatic electrical appliances. All you do is flip a switch. The appliance goes to work—you can walk away. The dishes arc washed, clothes all laundered and dried, a meal is cooked automatically by electricity. This land of freedom allows you to go to an important meeting, take the children to a music lesson while electrical servants do the routine, time- consuming chores. When you think of the convenience comfort and freedom electricity makes possible—don't you agree that electricity is the most useful thing—tht biggest bargain in youj budget!

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