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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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?A<W EIGHT BLYTHETILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NBWf SATURDAY, JULY IT, 1954 Chambers to Use 'Question-Thon In Stepped-Up Senatorial Campaign »j- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Democratic National Committeeman Paul Chambers today adopted a device simila to Gov. Francis Cherry's celebrated talkathon in an effort to* step up his campaign for ¥. S. senator. Chambers and former Gov. Sid McMath are opposing Sen. John L. McClellan foi Iteniocratie renomination to the latter's Senate seat. When Chambers entered the race immediately before deadline for filing, even members of th opposition camps predicted privately that he probably would be an important factor. But so far, he has confined his campaigkig almost entirely to personal contacts. campaigning almost entirely to per- Announcement of the radio "quession-thon," only slightly more than a week before the first primary was the first indication of anvthing different in Chambers' behalf. Chambers was scheduled in Rus- seliviMe at 11:30 a.m. today, Mor- riltoe at 1:30 p.m. and Conway at At Dover today McMath lashed into McClellan again on the German war bond "deal." McClellan voted in the Senate to approve a treat under which the United .States alloted Germany money to pay off pre-World War Two German bonds held in this country. McMath said that "The senator gives as an excuse for his vote on the German bond deal that former Secretary of State Dean Acheson approved the transaction. Well, now, I was not aware that Mr. Acheson had been called back last year by the Republicans for advice. However, whether he approved or not, the German bond 3:30 PJK.. for three 15 minute pro- j business was still strong. grams to be broadcast simultaneously over stations in those cities. lie is to move the "questiori- >o Little Rock for broad- oatg from three stations at 5:30 p.m. Panel Added Chambers said he would answer questions from persons in studio "I don't care if it was approved by Acheson, Eden, Dulles, Churchill, Chiang Kai-Shek, and Haille Selassie—it still was wrong. "The German bond deal involved two billion dollars of the taxpayers money. And this money was used to underwrite the investment of private concerns that had put their faith in Germanv. It was audiences or from telephone list- j used to fatten the speculators in with the added feature of panel discussion. German bonds." audiences that he always had stood for fair Ireatment for labor. At the same time, he said, he has insisted that rights of employers be protected. He said these two points were borne out by his legislative record on "labor" legislation. McClellan recalled that as a member of the House, before he went to the • Senate he voted for passage of the original Wagner National Labor Relations Act. He voted later for the Taft-Hartley act when administration of the Wagner act uncovered defects which compelled revision, McClellan said. He said the Taft-Hartley law is "not perfect" and needs some amendments, but added that he would not vote for its repeal. The four candidates for governor made their appeals for votes in widely - separated sections of the state. Gov. Cherry was to speak at De Queen; State Sen. Guy Jones of Conway, at Fayetteville; Orval Faubus, of Huntsville. at Malvern, Benion and Hot Springs, and Gus McMillan of Sheridan, at Bates- McClellan told south Arkansas j ville and Forrest City. PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAX TOTAL LABOR FORCE AGE 14 & OVER ALL AGES CONSUMERS 100? TWOSOME—Kapiolani Miller, 21, left, will represent Hawaii in the "Miss America" contest at'Atlantic City, N. J., in September. Patricia Ann Kelly, chosen "Miss Baby Hawaii," will also attend the pageant ARMY JM€ET THE AMERICAN PUBLIC—The American public, viewed here in eight different aspect* • he* changed significantly over the years. For e xample, only 12 out of every 100 adults paid a federal personal income tax in 1940, but by 1950 this proportion jumped to 62 out of 100. Despite W-orM War H and th* current draft only 22 per cent have military experience. Data Irom National Industrial Conference Board. Entries in Miss Universe Contest Top Venus, But They Can't Reach Fabulous Marilyn (Continued from Page 1) ossibility the aircraft might have een responsible. Regardless of ' the cause, Arniy demolition experts hoped today to •nove the rest of the lead azide rom the blast scene. They planned to evacuate per- ons in neighborhoods bordering on :ie plant area during the opera- ion. But they said they would not ttempt the explosive removal if ny fire or sparks remained in the rea. At the height of the chaos caused by the explosions, an estimated half of Chestertown's 3,100 residents evacuated the town, on foot and by car, clogging highways in all directions. Sheriff Bartus Vickers ordered everyone out of town after the first muffled explosion in Building B, about 10:30 a.m. In a chain reaction, the explosions spread through the 65 buildings on the 20- acre site. Reds Pressured Gl Prisoners They Wanted Them To Divulge U. S. Military Secrets By TOM STONE FUERTH, Germany (#) — Seven American soldiers held 12 days in Communist Czecholsovakia said today their captors threatened them with imprisonment if they did nbi reveal U.S. military secrets. Capt. Jack Davis. 31, of Raytown, Mo. — one of the captives — said Czech army officers told the men ''after a year or so (in prison) you will probably give better answers." No Violence Davis, speaking for the others at a news conference in an Army military courtroom crowded with photographers and newsmen, said they were never bodily harmed or threatened with physical violence. The seven are: Davis, Pvt. Richard J. Jumper, 21, Bonneville, Miss.. Pfc. Leonard D. Tennis, 18, Alliance, Ohio, Cpl. John F. Glas- ion, 24, Oakdale, Calif., Pfc. Jerry W. Griffith, 22, Springfield, ohio, Pfc. George Smitzer, 23, Milburn, Neb. and Pvt. Ross McGinnis, 21, Greensburg, Pa. Davis, chubby, freckeled medical, officer, said the men went to the border Juy 4 "to take a look," and that they were captured by a roving Czech border patro of about 20 armed men. He said the Czechs fired several warning shots at the men "so they could capture us." After they were, captured, Davis iaid he protested and explained 'ney were only on a holiday. Machine Gun Kelly Dies LONG BEACH, Calif. Lfi —How do candidates in the 1954 Miss Universe beauty contest compare, statistically speaking, with that classic of ancient Greece, Venus de M-ilo? or, that contemporary of Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe An enterprising newsman whipped out an adding machine today, checked the figures, and Cecilia Ann Dennis, 20. of Milan, Inn., who is "Miss Indiana,' 'was a tardy arrival and Miriam Steven- TEENAGE (Oot&temed from Page » bf tfee boy's grandmother. "They were not." the girl replied. Asked why the grandmother, M«. Claude Hscxs of Memphis, a-coottipanied the couple to Hera- ando if ahe was not a party to the elopement, Reva answered that "we didn't seop in Memphis to let her oat after we got started." The truck 10 wnien the couple eioptd was left in Walls, Miss., following the marriage. Young Baiter later said he called his family, giving the location of the truck,; and a member of the family went there to recover it. found: The 78 foreign and domestic beautires here for the pageant average an inch and a half taller char the famed sculpture but the same as Marilyn. 4 feet 5. In the bust they measure 35 2-3 10 Venus' 34 3 4. Miss Monroe is out m front with 37. Hips: 36 1-3 compared with 36 for De Milo and Marilyn. Waist: 23 2-3 compared with a petite 23 for the actress and a 23^ for De Milo. "Possibly," theorized Long Beach Independent reporter Jim Phelan, "because the girdle was not invented until about 1,600 Prom tfeere, the couple said they "caught a ride to Memphis," where R«va placed a phone caii to her parent* Tuesday night to notify them of the marriage. After her mother toid her to stay until someone came for them, the couple decided to "go somewhers," and be- ! - years after Venus' time." The tallest entrant in the contest is "Miss Rhode Island/' Joyce Sandberg. 5 feet 10' 2 . The shortest: "Miss Thailand," Amora Asavananda, 5 feet. Largest bust: A five-way tie at 37 inches among the Misses "Costa Rica," Marion McKeown: "Cuba," Jsis Garcia; "Vermont," Georgia Lauriso; "Wyoming:," Faith Ra- dtnfaaugh; and "M i n n e s o t a," Dawn -Joyce. The tiniest waist is possessed by "Miss Sweden." Ragnhild Olaus- fon — 21 inches. The heaviest contestant is "Miss New Zealand," Moana Manley — 159 pounds. Lightest on the scales, at 100 pounds, is "Miss Singapore." Hri name, by the way, is Marjorie Wee. son as "Miss South Carolina" arrived — minus her luggage, which got no farther than Chicago. •'Miss ( New Zealand" turned up sick but' after a rest she headed for the beach. HOUSING gats tfa« three-day moving-around period in which the search for them •w«nt on. Annulment proceedings had not I CHAN'CEKT — begun this morning, and Mrs. Blankenship sa:d "we haven't decided for oe Walker With The Court HAN'CEKT — T. F. Dean vs. E. A. ThrailkiU, replevin, return of $125 in prop- sure what disposition would erty. made of the charges against the j Etta Bird vs. Jack Daughertv ilksr youcc. Penalties for the W. B. Van Dorn, PauleUe ; :a Sf? Gt ,- cnar?e ran?S " Om S1 ° i'Daugherty and Marian Saunders, co MO ^ fines as<* iroa i 30 to 90 specific performance In obtaining aa_*s, or seas, title to property. (Continued from Page 1) and he predicted defeat of an anticipated effort there to send the measure back to conference. Other Provisions Sections of the bill other than the one dealing with public housing would: 1. Make house-buying easier by lowering- down payment requirement on both old and new homes financed with mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration. Minimum down payment on a $9,000 new house would drop irom the present $950 to $450, with correspondingly greater decreases in more expensive homes. Minimum down payments on old homes would also drop, but not by as much as on new houses and not as far as Eisenhower asked. 2. Throw up major roadblocks ' against profiteers who in the past allegedly have reaped millions in "windfalls" by constructing apartment projects for less than their government-insured loans, 3. Recharter the Federal National Mortgage Assn.. with private capital to take over gradually ic this secondary market for j home mortgages. 4. Make a start on a new limited low-cost sales housing program in rlum-cleared areas. The eight larger structures blew up and 22 smaller buildings, 15- feet square and spread out for safety's sake, disappeared. The company, one of the largest of its kind in the country, employs 275 and most employes were on hand yesterday because it was pay day. The evacuation was under way when the explosions slacked off shortly before noon. And the mass exodus continued when word spread that the fire threatened a powder drying shed which might have taken half of Chestertown with it. had it gone off. A sudden shift of wind saved that building and the day. As it was, the force of the explosions was felt in centreville, 16 miles south of here and the towering columns of smoke were seen from Baltimore Harbor, 22 miles across Chesapeake Bay. Plate glass windows throughout Chestertown's business section about a quarter mile from the plant were shattered. Many offices were closed. The bank and post office shut, down and were among the buildings where guardsmen did sentry duty today. Identification of the dead remained the chief concern of relatives and officials. The five women listed by their families as missing, with the possibility four would be linked with the unidentified bodies, were Mrs. LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (fl — George (Machine Gun) Kelly, 59, serving a life sentence for the kid- naping of Charles F. Urschel, wealthy Oklahoma City oil man, died in the' federal prison hospital early today after a heart attack. This was Kelly's birthday. Kelly and an accomplice, Albert L. Bates, armed with a machine gun and a pistol kidnaped Urschel from his palatial Oklahoma City home shortly after midnight July 22, 1933. Urschel was released July 31 after payment of a $200,000 ransom. Kelly, his wife, Kathryn, Bates and Harvey Bailey were convicted, the first under the Lindbergh law, and given life sentences. The dapper Kelly won his nickname, "Machine Gun," the underworld reported, because he could write his name on a wall with bullets from a machine-gun. LUCKY IT CANT KICK.—Janette Scott who plays Cassandra in the movie "Helen of Troy," is dwarfed by the wheel of the huge Trojan horse constructed for the-film. The legendary horse shares top billing in the movie" now being made in Rome, Italy. Russians Tell of 'Scientific Stations' in Polar Regions MOSCOW i® — The Russians disclosed,today they are maint'ain- ng "scientific stations" on two loating ice' islands in the polar egion north and northwest of Alaska. The Soviet News Agency Tass aid teams on the icefloes are tak- ng depth measurements of the Arctic Ocean, studying atmospher- c conditions and making geologi- al surveys of the seabed. The cientists were flown to their drift- ng bases last spring and are being upplied by helicopters. Tass said one of the stations is north of Alaska and within 100 miles of the North Pole. The other is above Siberia and about 500 miles northwest of Point Barrow, Alaska. It is 650 miles from the pole. The report said the Arctic teams are living in tents and prefabricated houses heated with coal and gas. Fresh vegetables, letters, packages and newspapers are being flown to them regularly. The bases were said to be equipped with tractors, motor cars and windmills. Their radio stations are keeping regular contact with the Soviet mainland. The stations are under the command of two specialists in geographical science. So far extensive research has been carried on in the central Arctic near the North Pole, the submerged Lomonosov Mountains and the" continental shelf of the Chukotsk Sea, it was said. Western observers looked on the ^stabliahment of the icefloe bases as another move in the Soviet-U.S. contest for supremacy in the Arc-. tic — the shortest air route between Russia and North America. Annual Program Set The Women's Missionary Society of the Cleveland and Franklin Street First Baptist Church will holds its annual Women's Day program at the church tomorrow begin- ing at 2:30 p.m. Roberta Howard, society president, said today. Rev. T. H. Hayward is pastor of the church. BRIBE (Continued from Page 1) to send the administration-opposed bill to the floor by getting the signatures of a majority of House members to a discharge petition. When the House adjourned yesterday, the union-favored petition was 11 signatures short of the necessary 218 majority. "My disagreement," Broyhill said, "was on the strategy and methods used to force the bill out of the rules committee and at the same time injure the postmaster general's request for reclassification authority." "I opposed that strategy," he added, "because even if the House had passed the bill it would run We're Declaring War!! ON HIGH WATER BILLS NERVE-RACKING DRIPS We'll Give You $1.00 Trade-in On Your Old Worn Out Faucets. We'll Show You How To Install The New One. STOP PAYING FOR WATER YOU DO NOT USE. See Us Today. —HURRY—THIS OFFER IS LIMITED— Berry Allen Plbg. & Hfg. Co. Office Hours 9-5. 24 Hour Service 317 S. 2nd Street Phone 2-2204 or 3-8066 French Regain Outpost HANIQ, 'Indochina (IP) — French units today reoccupied Camp De- rulin, 35 miles northeast of Hanoi, after 5,000 to 6,000 French Viet- namaese troops in two columns pushed Communist-led rebels north of the Luc Nam-Phu Lang Thuong road on the northern edge of the Red Rivtr dlta. The two columns, both spearheaded by tanks and supported by dive bombers and artillery, pushed each out of Phu Lang Thuong and west out of Luc Nam and joined noi'th, a French briefing offiver reported. Vietming mortars and machine- guns harrassed the two columns but otherwise fighting was considerably less than the battle that raged in the same area the day before. South of Son Tay, 25 miles west of Hanoi, 7,000 French Veitnamese troops surrounded a four-village area in which 3,000 Vietminh were supposed to be hiding-only to find the rebels had slipped out of the trap. Northwest of Hanoi, Vietminh pressure continued to build up, with shall, bitter fights flaring along road^ between Vinh Yen and Phuc. Yen. In one, 22 rebels were killed and sevral captured. Tanks and infantry units went to the aid of French road guard patrols hit by Vietminh fighter in the same area. LITTLE LIZ— •F When the girls don't melt in his arms, a f el low should begin to suspect that he's not so hot. * MIA » The Office Of DR. JACK WEBB Will Be Closed Until July 26 into a certain President." veto by the Margaret Mrs. Ida Emma Batchelor, 61; Benton Mench; Betty Wheedleton; Mrs. Mary Moore and Mrs. Barbara Rockerman. Four persons have been killed in previous blasts in the 12 years the company has been operating. USD A Surveys Droughts WASHINGTON uet — The Agriculture Department, under mounting pressure to provide drought relief, had separate surveys underdone for parched lands in many parts of the country. The department said decisions on how to act may be reached when two high, level officials now in the West return to Washington. OOO-H-H-H Mom! Get Me A Bottle Of Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment For The COURIER NEWS In Caruthersville, Mo. CALL EUGENE CARNELL Caruthersville 473 for the COURIER NEWS in Osceola, call BILLY BEALL, 567-J The BIGGEST selling job in town . .. Here in th« 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 S p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be plactd by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable m advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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