The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 10, 1954 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 10, 1954
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BLYTHKTTLLI (ARK.) COUBHfc K1WB President Backs Insurance Plans Welfare Secretary Cites Broadening of Private Programs WASHINGTON !.#—President Eisenhower lent his personal prestige last night to a telecast report by Secretary of Welrare Hobby on ad- administration plans to encourage broadened private health insurance programs. The President introduced Mrs. Hobby to her TV audience. She spoke from, ttoe White House broadcast room*.. Urging enactment of a plan for federal reinsurance of privatte halth insurance programs, Mrs. Hobby said: •'To provide more of you with better insurance, insurance organizations will have to try out new type policies in which they, have little experience. This involves risks."'. She said the federal government would share this risk by making an initial 25-million-dollar capital advance to a revolving reinsurance fund. The fund would be designed to support itself through premiums paid into it by private insurance firms. Mrs. Hobby said the proposal is neither .socialized medicine nor a handout to insurance companies. Committees in both Senate and House have approved the plan but no action ha* been taken on the floor of either house..' • As examples of'broader insurance coverage that the plan might foster., the welfare secretary cited "an increase in the numbr of days oC hospitalization paid by your insurance, and an increase in the amount paid for room and board an increase in the payments for special services such as X-rays and larger payments for accidents." RESCUE MAN WEDGED IN CHIMNEY — Joseph LaOre, 21, is removed from the chimney of the Chicago Yacht Club. Police and firemen broke a hole in the base of the 16-foot-high chimney to reach LaOre, who told police he had been stripped of his clothes and beaten by four men after midnight. He apparently had been carried to the roof of the one-story building and dropped feet first into the chimney. LaOre, in critical condition, was taken to St. Luke's hospital and placed in an oxygen tank. (AP Wirephoto) M'Clellan to Open Senate Campaign With Talk Tonight MALVERN, Ark. UP) — Sen. John L, McClellan opens his campaign for a third term Democratic nomination here tonight. The .senior senator's speech is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at the Hot Spring- County Courthouse. It will network. • * Only one of the senator's three opponents—former Gov. Sid McMath —: has opened a formal campaign. McMath held his opening in Little Rock Thursday night. Paul Chambers of Helena and Leonard Ellis of Little Rock have made no announcements concerning formal openings. McClellan says he accepted Malvern for his opening because it is his former home town. However, the senator now lists Camden as his home. Girl, 9, Tells Story of Savage Assault by Mother, Stepfather LOS ANGELES (ffj—A little girl, her thrice-broken left arm still in a cast, her lips misshapen and her front teeth missing, says that for two years she was beaten by- her mother and stepfather. Although stunted by malnutrition, crippled by three "broken'vertebrae and partly blind, Celia Sanchez, 9, told her graphic story calmly. Step Fathef Arrested Already on trial for mayhem, felonious assault and assault with a deadly weapon is Mrs. Trinidad Sanchez Vera, 28, the mother. And after Celia testified, the stepfather was arrested. Joe Cruz Vera, 43, was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bond on four counts of felonious assault and one of child molestation. He had testified the day before blaming the beatings on his wife and saying he was afraid to tell authorities (Continued from Page W surplus commodities available in the United States in areas de clared by the President to be distress area. It also broadens ex isting authority to permit these commodities to go to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, school lunch programs, and public and private agencies for assistance to needy persons. Blytheville Boy Gets ASC Music Scholarship .Peter Milo Abbott of Blytheville is one of 20 high school students receiving music scholarship awards at Arkansas State College, according to Robert Moore, chairman of the scholarship committee. The scholarships are being awarded in connection with plans for an extensive band program at Arkansas State next year, he said. Captured British Seaman Returned HONG KONG M>l — Two British naval officers and seven seamen who fell into Chinese Communist hands aboard a sailing yacht June 9 were returned today to Hong- Kong. The nine men disappeared while sailing the 27-foot boat Elinor on a recreational cruise to Tolo Harbor •in the Hong Kong group of islands. A search for the boat was abandoned after about a week when it was learned the men were being held in China. . Today's brief announcement by the Royal Navy said the nine crossed into Hong Kong at Lowu, a border town, accompanied by I. B. Trevor, a senior officer of the colonial government. He had gone to Canton Thursday to escort the crew back. because he had served a prison term for rape. At times as Celia told her stoiy, spectators arose and left the courtroom. She told of her arms being- twisted until they broke and then tiwsted again: of being hit with shoes, forks and knives until she bled; of being forced, to eat hot chili peppers; of having her hands held under scalding water. Stabbed With Knife First she told of beatings she said were given by her mother. Then she said of her stepfather: "He threw a knife at me once. It landed in my back. Another time he threw a knife at me and it cut my lip." She testified he once broke her arm by stomping on it, injured her spine with a stick, slapped and beat her. When the child's plight was discovered last April 27, the mother was arrested and Celia hospitalized for extensive treatments. Europe Flood Rescue Efforts Intensified VIENNA, Austria (If) — Disaster teams, aided by hundreds of American soldiers, intensified efforts today to rescue hundreds of families marooned by floods raging across Austria and southern Germany. At least 13 persons were known to have perished in the rampaging waters and scores of others were missing. In the past two days more than 20,000 persons have been evacuated from farms and villages inundated by the rain swollen Danube and its tributaries. Two big cities—Passau and Linz —were partly under Water as a result of the worst flood to sweep the rich Danube and Inn River valleys in 50 years. At Passau, the flood waters have reached the city center. A women's hospital is under water in Linz. Many families spent the night shivering on the roofs of their homes. In both Austria and Germany all available boats were mobilized by police, firemen, Red •ross workers and American ;roops. The U. S. Army expected ;o send in more helicopters during the da}'. The floods were brought on by more than 70 hours rain and heavy snow falls in the Alps. The Danube and Inn rivers were still rising. In Vienna, police and fire brigades were alerted as the Danube came within inches of flooding two miles of commercial docks. Throughout Austria, thousands of summer motorists were cut off in villages' and resorts as the floods surged over the highways. ATOMIC Reds Quiz Iran On Military Ties LONDON (APJ—Russia has sent a ormal note to Iran questioning the Tehran government on reports it may take part in Western defense •neasures in the Middle East. Moscow Radio announced yesterday the note was delivered Thursday to The Iranian Foreign Minis- ry, which had promised to study t. The Soviets said they "would like o receive from the Persian (Iran- an) government appropriate explanations" of press reports the United rates and other countries were trying to draw Iran into a military loc based on the. recent Turkish- Pakistan alliance. . Military Building Bill to Conferees WASHINGTON I?) — A bill to authorize 837 million dollars in military construction* 'proejcts was in its final legislative stages today. The bill passed by the Senate and sent to conference last night would authorize construction of 300 Army, Navy and Air Force projects in United States and overseas. A large part of the proposed spending would be on secret projects. (Continued from Page B clubbed back by the very government you work for." A presidential fact finding board has been collecting data on the strike, but was understood to have been holding up its report—which is necessary under the Taft-Hartley Act before an injunction can be sought—in order to give Mitchell and the union chiefs a chance to end the walkout on their own. Holds No Hope MitchelFs plan held out no hope for the workers to get more than a six cent hourly wage boost recommended several weeks ago by President Eisenhower's atomic labor panel. But it did promise a broad opportunity for labor unions to work out with the AEC improvements in housing, health and community facilities and in labor relations generally with all AEC contractors. Mitchell's proposal apparently contemplated that the 4,500 strikers—3.500 at Oak Ridge and 1,000 at Paducah—would either take the six-cent pay hike or try to get a greater increase in continued collective bargaining after returning to work. An additional 4,500 AFL atomic workers at two other Oak Ridge plants, also operated by the Caride and Chemicals Co. for the AEC, have likewise turned down the six cent increase proposal, but did not join the CIO strike. The unions had demanded a minimum 15 cent hourly pay boost. Present scales range from $1.58 to S2.40 an hour. FOREIGN AID (OmtkHted from Page 14 roughly 3y 2 billion dollars . Smith said the new cut would not apply to 109 & million dollars the senators voted to add to the measure and which the House had rejected. These items are 75 millions for the manufacture in England of military planes for NATO defense use; 27 millions for developing non-atomic special weapons by our Allies, and 7 J / 2 millions to help private free enterprise in Europe compete with cartels. Smith said the big proposed cut was approved without a dissenting vote. It was offered by Sen. George (D-Ga), who originally had called for a two billion dollar slash. George's proposal to reduce the measure by two billions had drawn a protest from the Foreign Operations Administration, which handles foreign aid. The bill simply sets the money ceilings beyond which Congress cannot go in appropriating for foreign aid.^he money bills come up for action later. Appropriations for the fiscal year ended June 30 totaled about $4,531,000,000. Soften House Bill Smith announced the committee also had softened a House-passed provision of the bill which would have required that something between 300 and 350 million as the bill now is shaping up — must be in the form of loans instead of grants or gifts. He said the committee changed that to a flat 150 millions. Administration foreign policy came in for some criticism on both sides of the aisle yesterday as Flanders delivered what was billed as a major speech. The Vermont senator contended the United States has lost face in Asia, and he called for new strategy in the cold war against the Communists. "We should go on the offensive for the hearts and minds of the Russian people on the question of disarmament," he said. Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) said the administration had secretly consulted congressional leaders April 3._ but none from the Senate Foreign Relations or House Foreign Affairs Committee — on the possibility of asking Congress to authorize President Eisenhower to intervene in Indochina if he thought necessary. Several GOP senators, including Smith, said they had never heard of such a proposal. Mansfield said he wasn't surprised, because Smith wasn't invited to the meeting. Coming to th« administration's defense was Sen. Ferguson (K- Mich), who declared this country could not be "Mr. Fixit" for anywhere on the globe trouble might develop. The Michigan senator said the three associated Indochina states never asked active aid from the United States cannot be expected to intervene, he said, unless nations want freedom enough to fight for Negro Deaths Efforts to Free Yanks Continue FRANKFURT, Germany {ft— A IT. S. Embassy spokesman at Prague said today, "We are continuing efforts to obtain the release" of seven U. S. soldiers seized by Czech frontier guards July 4. He said no progress has been made so far. The spokesman, reached by telephone from Frankfurt, said that neither has there been any indication when the Czechoslovak government will answer a strong U. S. protest note against the arrest of the men. Isaiah Thurman Services for Isaiah Thurman, 69, will be conducted at the Mount Carmel A. M. E. Church in Wilson at 1 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Evadale Cemetery with W. F. Cobb Funeral Home in charge. He is survived by his wife, Alma Thurman, and a brother, Prince Thurman, and five children, all of Wilson. key. Johnny Love Services for Rev. Johnny Love, 72, of Joiner, who died July 6 at his home, will be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at New Bethel Baptist Church at Frenchman's Bayou by Rev. Speight. Burial will be at Frenchman's Bayou with Jones Funeral Home of Marked Tree in charge. Survivors include his wife, Mary Love; three brothers, Rev. Abner Love of Blytheville, Aaron Love of Jonesboro, Luther Love of Swifton; and three sons, Rev. Johnny Love, Jr., of Memphis, David Love of Clear Lake, and James Love of Blytheville. Two Forfeit Bonds Cyril Griffin forfeited S36.75 in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident as did Louis Bloomenthal a $19.75 bond on a charge of speeding. PREFERS BEARDS TO B 0 W S _ Mara BettelH, 20, lathers a. customer in her barber shop at Modena. Italy, after refusing movie offers in wake of victory in a. beauty contest. tHEUMATIC mHRmc «CTIMS FMI« Idtf ft* fednta ark KIRBT DRUG STORES For The COURIER NEWS In Caruthersville, Mo. CALL EUGENE CARNELL Caruthersville 473 PLEASE REMEMBER We have never knowingly been undersold on toxaphene or any other spraying or dusting chemical ... once again remember, WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE UNDERSOLD! We are open 24 hours a day, except Sunday, frith free delivery service in drum lots, If you figure with IMS. You wiN buy Niagra Chemicals . . . and if you buy Niagra chemicals, you'll get protection! HARDY SALES & SERVICE 705 Clear Lake Ave. Ph. 3-6978 /fcv OOO-H-H-H Mom! Get Me A Bottle Of Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment 60-Day Strike Of Banana Workers Ends TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Ufi — The U.S.-owned United Fruit Co. and Honduran labor leaders signed an agreement last night ending a two-month strike by 23,500 banana workers. The settlement raises minimum daily wages from $1.68 to $2.04. Work was expected to be resumed Monday on the company's vast plantations. The walkout had paralyzed banana operations on the north coast and spread "to factories, breweries, and logging and mining companies. The United Fruit Co. estimated banana shipments would be less than half the rate before the strike because disease, floods and neglect have damaged the plantations. The settlement — described as a one-year "working agreement" — was expected to cost the company about 3 J /2 million dollars a year in wage boosts and fringe benefits. These include two-week paid vacations, increased medical aid and time and a half for overtime. Ex-Red Wonts Brownell Probed WASHINGTON LB—Former Communist Paul Crouch, a frequent government witness at hearings and trials on subversion, appeared today to have failed in an attempt to get the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate high Justice Department officials. However, crouch reportedly has asked a second Senate group—the Investigations subcommittee headed by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis)—to check on Atty. Gen. Brownell and his deputy, William P. Rogers. Chairman Langer of the Judiciary Committee said yesterday he had turned over to his group's internal security subcommittee a letter in which Crouch charged that Brownell and Rogers are giving "considerable aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States" by investigating Crouch's reliability as a witness. EYEFUL TOWER—Kathryn Grandstaff is one of the current favorites in Hollywood, Calif. Her pretty face and 110-pound figure have won the 19-year-old starlet a dozen beauty titles. Dulles Likely To Ignore New Truce Talk Bid WASHINGTON (ffl — U. S. diplomatic officials indicated today that Secretary of State Dulles is inclined to turn a deaf ear to French urgings that he or'Undersecretary Walter Bedell Smith return to Geneva for showdown talks with the Reds on a truce for Indochina. However, though they said they regarded it as unlikely, these officials did not foreclose the possibility Dulles might change his mind and fly back to Switzerland. French Ambassador Henri Bonnet pressed his government's plea yesterday during conference with Dulles. Afterward, Bonnet told newsmen Dulles had not made a final decision. It is understood Dulles is primed to disassociate the United States from any Munich-type agreement that may be reached at the final meeting to be attended by French Premier Pierre Mendes - France, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, Chinese Red Foreign Minister Chou en-Lai and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov. A single ton of high-carbon, cold- rolled strip steel will produce a million razor blades. M'Clellan School Bill Gets Okay LITTLE ROCK (#)— Sen. John Mo Clellan last night said a revised version of the federal school construction bill he co-sponsored has been reported favorably • back to the Senate. The bill calls for a $250,000,000 annual allocation for two years to the states for school construction. It includes $11.000,000 for Arkansas. A telegram from Sen. Lister Hill CD-Ala) notified Sen. McClellan jthat the bill was approved by the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. • Broken down, the bill provides S11.59 for each child of school ag* in Arkansas. BARGAINS -For You- In Repair Work You want a job that is backed up by responsible people with a real interest In your equipment, giving good service over a lone life. You Want To Be Free From lost time due to needless breakdowns. You want to be sure new parts are not ruined by beinp installed without the special tools and training for the job. To Keep on Growing We must give you more for your money. Give'us your next job and we will see that you will be a regular customer. We'll Both Be Ahead SNOW TRACTOR CO. 112 N. 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