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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 20, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ..THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. L—NO. 100 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1954 TEN PAGES Published Daily Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT! Cohn Resigns As McCarthy's Chief Counsel Resignation Is Announced By Senator Prior to Meeting WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) today announced the resignation of 'Roy M. Cohn, chief counsel of. his Senate Investigations subcommittee and No. 1 target ofi^.giving title to the on tide, j ,. & , ff .v«i^ i,« i lands to individual coastal states, members demanding a staff shake up. ' *. at * -— • " ^ Cherry Lashes Out At Faubus Charaes Sen. McClelian. Ready To Return Opponents' Fire on Some Issues By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen.* John McClelian, who has been running on his record, may fire back at his opponents tonight on some of the issues of the campaign. An announcement from McClellan headquarters yesterday indicated the senator would "discuss some of the issues that have been injected into the campaign." Among other things, a return fire by McClellan probably would include his side • his vote for the McCarthy made the announce-}- ment in a state*- *nt just two hours before a scheduled meeting at which committee members seeking the scalps of Cohn and others were set to seek a showdown vote. "The resignation of Roy Cohn must bring great satisfaction to the Communists and fellow travelers," McCarthy said. '•The smears and pressures to whic'i he has been subjected make it clear that an effective anti-Communist cannot long survive on the Washington scene." Letter Made Public McCartny mac 1 " public a letter in which Cohn said he was resigning because "there appears to be a lack of unanimity among the members of the investigations subcommittee upon the question of continuing my services as chief counsel." Actually, the committee was reported to be lined up 4-3 in favor of firing Cohn. Before McCarthy's announcement, there had been widely published reports that Cohn was resigning. The Chicago Tribune quoted saying: "I feel that my helpfulness to the subcommittee ha s been brought to the vanishing- point. In any future investigation in which I appeared as chief counsel, all l he slander voiced against me would be repeated to minimize the evidence presented." Conn's resignation letter was dated yesterday. McCarthy's prepared statement of comment on it bore today's date, and was released in his abserce from his office. Statement Made While McCarthy did not state specifically that he was accepting and his vote for the treaty which gave Germany money to pay off its pre-World War II bonds. Hasn't Mentioned Charges Former Gov. Sid McMath, one of McCleilan's opponents in his-bid i for a third term in the U. S. Senate, has hammered at McClellan throughout the campaign for his. stand on those two issues. So far in the campaign, however, McClellan has not mentioned McMath or McMath's charges. Instead he has cited various public works he has -cured for the state and his part in beeping a number of federal installations in operation after Washington had announced plans *or abandoning them. Paul Chambers of Helena, an! other of McCleilan's opponents, plans to carry on with his "questio- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS thon"—a marathon'system of radio , . . .. . , ! ouestion-and-answer programs. He Gov. Cherry yesterday came back fighting against i visited walnut Ridge, Batesviiie, Agreement on Indochina Truce Expected Tonight charges thrown at his administration by one of his opponents for a second term Democratic nomination. The silver-haired governor de- blooded" administration. He "harged that Cherry's associates "pressured" state employes into buying blocks of tickets to a "Cherry appreciation breakfast" in Little ^ock. Swaps Blows The two candidates swapped verbal blows on separate paid political telecasts over KATV, Pine Bluff. The two men did not meet as Faubus left the studio and Cherry entered. Another of Cherry's opponents, State Sen. Guy Jones of Con way, scribed Orval Faubus of Huntsville as a "man with a glib tongue, adept at ha 1 ' truths and whole falsehoods." Faubus earlier had slammed Cherry a$ the operator of a "cold- Dr.Hollingsworth Of Dyess Dies Services to Be Held Tomorrow at 2 P.M. At Hampton Church carried his batt 1 - south Arkan- DYESS sas last night. Speaking over a Texarkana television station, Jones repeated his charge that Cherry is a "do-nothing governor." Jones also, "As far as the people of Arkansas are concerned, in re- Services for Dr. Gerv- ^rd to anything for their advan- the resignation, he spoke of the j Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs, young lawyer's withdrawal as an A physician and surgeon, he also was a member of the staff of accomplished fact. He said: I Osceola Memorial Hospital, where "The rer'rnation of Roy Conn ; he performed the first operation must bring great satisfaction to the Communists and fellow trav-. elers. The smears and pressures to which he has been subjected make it clear that an effective anti-Communist cannot long survive on the Washington scene.' tage or the advancement of the state, the governor's office is vacant." Gus McMillan, the fourth candidate for governor, spent yesterday in Little Rock. -•-On-the Pine Bluff' television., r program, Faubus held up what he said was a news release describing questions and answc • on Cherry's Talkathon, which, is scheduled for tonight. Screening Charged The Huntsville publisher has last year following the hospital's | charged since the outset of the opening. | campaign that Cherry's Talkathon a is F. Hollingsworth. 52, of Dyess, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Hampton Methodist Church in Hampton by the Rev. j R. C. Walsh of Bearden. Dr. Kollingsworth. who had operated the Dyess Hospital here for the past 12 years, died this morning at 5:30 at his summer home at Newport and other East Arkansas points yesterday. Leonard Ellis of Little Rock, the' fourth candidate, is not campaing- ing. Calling McClellan "an errand boy for the big interests," McMath at Harrisburg last night attacked "big business" for "propagandizing against parity price supports for farmers" while "the subsidy paid big businessmen is more than twice that paid to farmers." He said farmers recieved 523 million dollars in 1953 for sol con- servaton, ice supports and other governement help. On the other hand, he said. "Businessmen got one billion. 216 million dollars."' McClellan returned from a flying week end trip to Washington 'in time to meet engagements yesterday at DeWitt nd Stuttgart. McClellan Plans Visit to Missco Major Address Slated at Osceola Thursday Night MORE CONCRETE POURED — Concrete was being poured today in forms set up along the east wall of the Central Metal Products Co. building being constructed on the Chamber of Commerce factory site on Elm Street. Shown above the mixer truck is unloading fresh concrete while a work crew is shaping and smoothing the sur- face. Last week, one-third of the floor was poured along the west wall. Yet to be filled in is the center section. Walls around all four sides of the building are reaching higher each day with the placement of new construction blocks. (Courier News Photo) Born in Hampton, the son of Jim and Ida Hollingsworth, Dr. Hollingsworth received his pre-medical training at Henderson-Brown College at Arkadelphia. and was He has rendered perhaps un- graduated from the University rivaled service in the conviction j Medical School at Little Rock, and exposure of Communists and j Ke interned in what is now tne spies in this nation. He prosecuted See MCCARTHY on Page 10 Gin Officials To Meet Here Heads of Co-Ops To Talk of Problems University Hospital at Little Rock, and practiced at Hampton for seven years prior to becoming director of the Wildcat Mountain branch of the Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanitorium near Ft. Smith, until he came to Dyess in 1942. A Mason and Methodist, Dr. Hollingsworth was a member of the Mississippi County Medical Society, the Arkansas Medical Society and the. American Medical Association. . Directors and manager of Arkan- Survivors include his wife, the sas cooperative gins will convene in i former Mrs. India Witherington of Blytheville's Court House Thursday j Locust Bayou, Ark.; a daughter, at'lO a.m. for an all-day session in [ Mrs. John Anthony of Bearden; which various problems concerning a son, Jack Hollingsworth of Dy- ginning will come up for discus-jess; three brothers, T. L. Hol- sion. • ! lingsworth of Camden, B. Hoi- Local men who'll appear on the lingsworth and Hammond Hoi- program include Ralph Woodruff | lingsworth of Hampton; a Sister, of sceola. John Caudill, Joe Evans, i Mrs. Ernest Huff of Houston, Tex.; Wiliam Wyatt and County agent • and one granddaughter. Keith Bilbrey, all of Blytheville, and j Burial will be in Campground Fred Smith of Osceola. i Cemetery near Hampton, with J. M. Thomason, northeast distri- | Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce ct agent, will be general chairman : i n charge, of the meeting. United States Department of Agriculture are also scheduled to appear on the program. The session will be adjourned from 12 to 1 p. m. for'lunch, and is to end at 4 p. m. questions are screened. He said he held in his hand a news release— which he said was written in the past tense and for release on Wednesday—which was proof of his charges. Cheery did not mention the press release "wher he followed Faubus See CHERRY on Pag-e 10 Vacationing Blytheville Couple to Be 'Goodwill' Ambassadors for NCPC Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gooch of Blytheville, who left today on a vacation of 15 Western states, have been appointed "Ambassadors of Goodwill" for the National Cotton Picking Contest by Contest Chairman Kelley Welch. Souvenirs of the contest and cotton corsages will be presented to state and city officials during the "tour," Mr. Welch said. Mr. and Mrs. Gooch also will visit Hollywood, where an attempt will "be made to present movie stars with the gifts and invitations to attend the contest, he added. Senator John L. McClellan comes to Mississippi County Thursday for a full day of appearances and one major address—at Osceola's courthouse at 8 p,m. Arkansas' senior senator, up for re-election in next Tuesday's preferential primary, is being opposed by former governor Sid McMath. 'Senator McClellan will arrive by helicopter in L?achville at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to his present schedule. He's due into Manila at 11. arriving, again by helicopter, in Blytheville at noon. Present plans call for the Senator's whirly-bird to come to roost behind the Junior Chamber of Commerce club room on North Second. He is to be a guest of members of Blytheville Rotary Club for lunch Thursday noon. Prior to appearing at Osceola. he'll visit various parts of South Mississippi County Thursday afternoon. Vague on W/io s Running for W/iaf With Arkansas' first Democratic Primary only a week away, how much effect have the current campaigns for office had on the average Blytheville voter? If the "average Blytheville voter" can be construed to be the median obtained through a poll of 25 citizens completed yesterday by the Courier News, the unavoid- Tryck License Buyers Reminded Of Data Needed Missco Typhoid Case Reported WASHINGTON (AP) Remembering all the papers it is necessary to present to obtain a truck license will save the buyer a return trip and additional waiting. Revenue Department officials here reminded truck owners today. They placed special emphasis on presenting the buyer's personal tax receipt for 1952. Without a receipt showing that 1952 personal taxes were paid last year, no license can be issued. Other papers which also must be presented include the pink regis- | Majority Leader Knowland (R-1 tra ] io " slip - " 6 or ritle numr: ' J J | and the able answer is ''not much." Not only does the average voter appear to be paying little attention to the current races, but a goodly number are only vaguely aware that the races exist. In an effort to find a representative group of voters from which to extract the "average. 1 'the poll pointedly included a variety of local residents. Farmers, businessmen, shoppers, clerks and workers were included. The poll originally was planned to include 50 voters, but the trend appeared quickly— after some six or eight persons had been questioned—variations thereafter were small, and 25 interviews were considered adequate to secure information desired. No telephone polling was done, with al! answers made in answer to direct questions, THE SENATORIAL and gube- ernatorial campaigns—these most important to a statewide basis- were chosen to determine what inroads statewide campaigning had made on Blytheville voters. While the seven-county prosecuting attorney's race was picked as indicative af interest being accorded district campaigns. Since the poll was not designed to evaluate effectiveness of individual campaigns or to uncover partisanship, no records was kept of which candidates were more or less frequently named. The simple question put to all participants was to "Name the candidates for U. S. Senator; for Governor; for Prosecuting Attorney." 2.1. but the women could only average naming exactly one candidate .for the solon's job. Viet Nam Partition Settled Last Major Blocks Said Surmounted GENEVA (AP) — East and West, with the United States standing aside, agreed late today to partition Viet Nam roughly along the 17th parallel, a French source said. He reported only technical difficulties remained to be settled before signing of a cease-fira agreement for Indochina. The last two major obstacles to the signing of an armistice appeared to have been surmounted late today, conference sources said, and an agreement before midnight (5 p.m. CST) appeared certain. A highly reliable source, who declined to be "lenr'fied, said the Communists have agreed the United 3tates would not be listed among- the powers approving tr? multilateral general declaration to be issued at the close of the session. Block Thrown It was learned that the Chines* Communists, who originally asked that the United States be included in the list, were now not inclined to insist on this poir\ This block, thrown into the negotiations at fiae llth hour, had dampened optimism for a while. A responsible Laotian sourc* said that agreement also was reached on the question of re- groupment of "resistance forces" in Laos and the withdrawal of art I estimated 10,000 Vietminh troops in that kingdom within 60 days. A few kinor issues remained to be settled. Premier Mendes-France has pledged to the French Parliament that he will get a peace by midnight or quit. The meeting: at French delega- FOUR NAMES will appear on the ballot for senator. The incumbent. Sen. John L. McClelian seeking re-election, is challenged by former Gov. Sidney S. McMath, Democratic National Com- mitteman Paul Chambers of Helena and Leonard Ellis of Little Rock. No one was expected to name the latter, who has made j tion headquarters of Molotov .Eden, no campaign, but one interviewee- j Mendes-France and Dong started did. | shortly before noon. The partici- ON" "QUESTIO-THOX" — Sen. atonal Candidate Paul Chambers is pictured as he appeared on a 15-minute question and ans\ver program over the radio station here at 12:30 p. m. yesterday (Courier News Photo) SENATORIAL RACE—The average Blytheville citizen fall? just short of naming two candidates for United States Senator in the coming- primary. The 25 voters interviewee could, on the average, name 1.9 candidates for the office. Men interviewed averaged Chambers was in Blytheville momentarily yesterday to conduct a 15-minute "Questio-thon" over the local radio station; McClellan is scheduled to be in town Thursday morning, and McMath is eypected prior to next week's ele- citon. GUBERNATORIAL RACE — With four candidates actively seeking the nomination, the average Blytheville voter can list 1.8 of the campaigners, again just be- !cw two of four contenders. As in all three race? on which questions centered, answers ranged to each extreme—from the person who could name all candidates to the person who couldn't name one candidate for the position. Men here did 2.05. while the ladies efforts averaged .8. INCUMBENT Gov. Francis Che- Cherry is opposed by Orval Fabus, Huntsville publisher and former See POLITICS on Pasre 10 pants, with Moltov at the head of the table, had bulky piles of conference documents before them as they sat down. Partition Differences In addititic 10 the question of signature, they faced differences over participation of Viet Nam. the date of elections and the question of Vietminh forces in Laos. One highly placed Western source, previously pessimistic about the chances for peace, said conclusion of : settlement was almost certain. Pharn Van Dong, foreign minister of the Communist-led Vietminh and once the stiffest and most unyielding of the Red representatives here, told correspond ents he was "absolutely sure" of an armistice. It was expected that the ill nine-party conference would remain in session today until a cease- See CONFERENCE on Paye 10 Knowiand Says A-Law Foes Admitting Defeat North Mi$sco lAmerican Prestige in Viet Nam 4-H Rally Day To Be Friday said today that by-conducting a filibuster to prevent j ;£ v ^ lcle " ^T^n^Sed ,„ ' "<>«* Mississippi coumy 4-n>rs -." Crtvi <i4-/i •fnac' nf fhn i Am iniotT-3 ti An'c atATYnc* onOT-ff\7 i •<*-, Will Convene , a vote" Senate foes of the administration's atomic energy 11954. W1U convene at walker park Fri- The second reported typhoid j wislation are acknowledging they are licked. I Deadline for obtaining the li- day to compete for prizes and rec- ,«. m Mississimw fiftum.v this, » ' censes is midnight July 31. The' ognition in tractor driving, insect case year Mississippi County this is that of a nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rogers of the Carson Lake community near Osceola, according to "You don't filibuster if you have the votes," Knowland told the newsmen shortly before the Senate began a session two hours earlier the measure. Vote Sought Today Knowland said every effort Mrs. Annabel Fill county health tnan usua i to continue debate on nurse at Blytheville, Members of the family are now- taking immunization shots after the case was reported and investigated by county health authorities, she said. The girl become sick about July 10. Mrs. Fill said, but the case was not reported until last Saturday. Pistol Is Taken From Store Here A .22 caliber automatic pistol was taken from the show window of the City Drug Store last night after the plate glass was broken, according to the sheriff's office. Nothing else was taken from the window, Deputy Charley Short reported. The glass appeared to have been kicked in. City and county officials art investigating. and force a sho\ down vote on the legislation in the afternoon. But. Sen. Gore (D-Tenn), who has been acting as signal caller for opponents of the bill, was not so optimistic. "I don't see how we can get a vote today," Gore said. "There are a number of speeches and I have one of considerable length." Gore himself held the floor more than 7 hours in f - 13Vi hour session that ended late la«;t night. Specifically the group he heads is battling against an amendment which would spell out authority of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to sign a private power contract, for the Tennessee Valley. Strategy Not Revealed Knowland did not outline tne strategy he .1 in mind to bring , Revenue Department office in City; identification, talent and project about a showdown vote. But. he I Hall will remain open until mid-:.„-_._., . .. ann . '. „ said, if this can't be done the Sen- night that ni^ht ; demonstration m the annual *-ri ate will stay in session even later tonight. Even though important farm and foreign aid bills f.mong major legislation are being held up by the atomic measure. Ilnowland insisted "We will not pu l the atomic bill aside." Weather i Rally day. i Things get started at 10 a.m.. j with organized recreation and ! swimming on tap for the after'- Inside Today's Courier News . . . American League Pennant .Race I« At Vital Point . . . Hearing on Cardinal-Phillies Battle Today . . . Sports . . . Pages 6 and 7 ... . . . Army's Crime Busters: Case of the Missing Major Is One of CI's Most Baffling . . . First tn a Series ... Page 3 ... . . . The Making of a Tycoon . . . Editorials ... Page 4 ... . . . Failure of July 20; 1944, Putsch Was Costly: Added Fear to World War II' Fighting . . . Page 5 ... ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy this Some of the winners w-ill go to Widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers; warmer this afternoon. _, . _ , _ MISSOURI — Fair to partly tractor driving and the Paul D. cloudy this afternoon, tonight and ' Foster Co. donates awards to win- Wednesday with widely scattered; ner * m tn * insect identification thunderstorms this afternoon or tonight and again Wednesday night. Minimum this morning — 74. Max'.mum yesterday—100. Sunrise tomorrow—5:02. Sunset today—7:31. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—87. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7:00 a. m. today—None. Precipitation Jan 1 to date—25.77 This Dntf Last Year Maximum yesterday—96. Minimum t.hls rr.ornins—84. Precipitation January 1 to dale— 32.W. week in August. B. A .Lynch furnishes prizes in event. Wednesday or' The rally is under supervision ot County Agent Keith' Bilbrey. his assistant, H. H. Carter, and Mrs. Gertrude B. Holiman, home demonstration agent. Has Hit Lowest Ebb Since WWII By JOHN RODERICK SAIGON, Indochina (A?) — American prestige in Viet Nam, largest of the states of Indochina, appears to have hit its lowest ebb since World War n. Until a few days ago, the United States could still count on the friendship of some element of the population — anti-Communist Vietnamese in the North and the Nationalist government of Catholic leader Ngo Dinh Diem. But reports from Washington , and materiel through the French. ! Many of my people, unjustly or that President Eisenhower's ad-1 why doesn't the United States turn I not, feel the United States is acting ministration now accepts the prin- i it over directly to us?" one prom- \ like a man whose house is afire ciple of partition of the country j inent Vietnamese asked recently, i and is more concerned with the seem to have wipe ' away much of j "In this way Viet Nam would be I furniture than his family inside." this sood will. 'able to stand on her own feet, feel i The principal reason for the de- In the closing davs of ihe Geneva ' herself really independent, and the \ cline in the American position conference 'and on "the verge of a i impression that the United States j here, as summarized by French- possible cease-fi"e in the long and • IS s^ing with France in an at- j men and their Vietnamese allies, exhausts wav'the United* States ' lem P l lo kee P us under her comro1 is the apparent lack of clear con- stands discredited in the eyes of i woul <* be eliminated." i sistent U. S. policv, and Wash- many elements of the population. Not Enough It was to save this population i hostility toward Americans here, from communism tMr the United j except in a few isolated cases. States contributed billions to the : Many Vietnamese nationalists still Indochina war effort against the! look upon Americans as possible Vietminh and substantial civilian friends and hope for direct aid aid now being directed to help ihe; when the French are gone, haplexN refugees of evacuated Much resentment, among both areas in the North. The general. French and Vietnamese, stems {feeling in Viet N'am now appears | from widely published reports of No Open Hostility j ington's uncertainty in dealing with Yet. there is nothing like open the Indochina situation. Vietnamese, who don't know the intricacies of American party politics, are repeatedly confused by the conflicting statements coming from leaders in the United States. From Hanoi in the North, Associated Press Correspondent Forrest Edwards reports: "Americans are reg'&rded with I to be that the United States didn't | American concern that the aid she j bitterness and d>>Appointment by Forfeits Speeding Bond Betty Jo Tackett forfeited $10' bond in Municipal C.~>ur: ih'.s morning on * charge of speeding. I do enough, and much of what u ; has Driven — igh* fall into the hands did wasn't done right. j of the Communist-led Vietminh. The aid program, for example.! "Of course we sympathize with is a rriaior cause nf dissatisfaction this attitude." a Vietnamese offi- nmor.s. 1 Y:-vvnmrse rationalists. o;nl explained. "But to stress it at •'Instead of giving us aid money ihis time hardly is in good many Frenchmen. A French soldier told me bitterly, "We art shedding our blood in your war." "That was a reference to th« American contention that thU It A war again* eommuni*itt»

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