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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 20, 1954
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PAMTW BLYTMEVILLB (ARKJ COURIER KEWS Senators Told Powell Ousted from FHA Post On GOP Suggestion WASHINGTON (AP) — David Muss, a New York builder of government insured apartments, testified to Senate probers today that the Republican National Committee had interceded to get Clyde L. Powell ousted from his top housing job. Muss told the Senate Banking Committee that Guy T. Holly day, former head of the Federal Housing Adminisr'~tion. had sent Powell a letter last March asking him Commodity And Stock Markets- Ntw York Cotton (12:30 ^notation*) Oct 3436 3441 3435 Dec 3455 3461 3454 Men 3481 3486 3476 May 3490 3494 5 3437 3457 3482 3484 3487 Ntw Orleans Cotton Oct 3434 3438 3433 3434 to leave. Enclosed in that letter. Muss said, was another from the GOP national committee. Muss described the committee letter as saying, in Muss' own words, that the GOP committee had "been waiting for some time" to have Powell dismissed. Saw Copy Muss said Powell showed him a copy of that letter shortly afterward, :: a time when Muss and his partner, Norman K. Winston, were considering' hiring Powell at S12,000 a year plus a small interest .' • the Muss-Winston building business. That was about the amount of Powell's government salary, Muss said. Powell twice has refused to testily before the Banking Committee headed by Sen, Capehart (R- Both times he stood on the Fifth Amendment, which says no person shall be compelled to testi- \J\s\t ,.»•-•«•• «•»**•' * v AW *- *v« «• — — — m Dec 3457 3460 3454 3456 i iy against himself. ,,.i- o/io;; Q'«n ^.7R 3d.Rri Muss said that w Men May 3496 3460 3478 3497 3486 3480 3490 Chicago Soybeans July .... 4163/4 416% 416% 416% Sept .... 319% 319& 310 Nov .... 293% 293% 286 Jan - ... .. 293% 297% 297% 289% 297% Chic«gt Wheat Julr .... 208% 209V4 206% 208% Sept.... 212 2121/s 209% Chicago Corn July 165*4 169 161H Sept..... 162% 163% 160 Ntw York Stocks 165 163 AT and T ---- 172 1-4 Amer Tobacco 56 5-8 Anaconda Copper 38 1-2 Beth Steel 70 1-4 Chrysler --- 62 1-4 Coca-Cola . 116 Gen Electric 43 1-2 Gen Motors 791-2 Montgomery Ward 67 1-8 j when N Y Central 22 1- Int Harvester 32 Republic Steel 59 Radio 32 1-2 Socony Vacuum 40 1-2 Studebaker 18 1-8 Standard.of N J 841-8 Texas Corp 65 3-8 Ssars . 66 U S Steel '51 3-4 Sou Pac 43 1-3 Muss said that when the housing scandals broke on April 5 he and Winston gave up all interest in hiring Powell, now 57, who had gotten in touch with Winston early this year. Swiss Group Probed The questioning of Muss came as the committee planned TO study the operations of a group of Swiss investors who reportedly profited from U.S. government - insured housing construction. Committee sources said the Swiss businessmen reaped about half a reported over-all profit of more than a million dollars on the Billy Mitchell Village project in San Antonio. Tex., and a second project in New york. Last week the committee heard that a group of British stockholders in a New York corporation took more than 5400,000 of "windfall" profits from construction of Oakland Gardens in Bayside, Long Island. The committee has described as a "windfall" the profit resulting promoters " obtain govern- MCCARTHY ment-insured loans exceeding their actual costs r.nd pocket the difference. /-H to Lay Off 5,725 CHICAGO L?)—The International Harvester Co. plans to lay off 5.125 employes this month. A spokesman said yesterday that the move stems from a drop in the company's sales of motor trucks and farm implements. Livestock (£>)—USDA—Hcgs 9,500; moderately active; weights 180-230 Ib 2550 lower; heavier weights steady to _ , . T • / 25 lower; 170 Ib down fully steady; / eacning I fOUDICS sows steady to weak; choice 200240 Ib. 23.00-10, several loads 23.15; few loads choice No. 1 and 2 23.25; 240-3701b 22.00-23.00; heavier weights scarce; 170-190 Ib 22.50-23.GO; 150170 Ib 20.50-22.50. few 22.75; sows 400 Ib down 16^50-18.75: few . light weights 19.00; heavier sows 13.2515.75; boars 9,50-16.00. Cau-le 6,700; calves 1,800; opening about, steady; little- movement, of utility to low good kinds; lew- loads and lots high good and choice steers and, butcher yearlings 21.0023.50; active demand for cows at firm prices; utility and commercial 9.00-11.50. canners and cutters 6.50-9.00; light shells 5.00-6.00 bulls steady; utility and commercial 12.0014.00. canner and cutter bulls 8.5311.50. vealers 1.00 lower, high choice and prime 19.00-20.00; good and choice 14.00-18.00; commerical and low good 8.00. 10.00-13.00; culls 7.00- Schools Have HONG KONG !.#—The sons of the peasants and workers in Red China are no shining lights as scholars. The Peiping Ministry of Higher Education has put out a set of orders on how to cope students whose "low cultural foundation" made them "unfamiliar with the ways and methods of study." - The Reds, in a forced enrollment, put more than 22.000 such children into middle schools in 1951-52 on a quick-course schedule to "develop technicians." Last fall the first 1,500 finished the short courses and were dumped on the high percentage of proved deficient in "language and analytical geometry . . . with rather poor knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry." The teachers are told to "form special classes," to "improve teaching methods and strengthen after class coaching activity." colleges. A them have (Continued from Page V) Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the atomic spies; William Remington and the top leaders of the Communist party. He exposed Communist infiltration in the United Nations. With this subcommittee he guided the exposure of Communist infiltration in the government Printing Office, the Voice of America, Ft. Monmouth, defense plants and other key places. "The jury of the American people saw and heard him during the (McCarthy-Army) hearings. They know first-hand of his ability and his effectiveness. " ';now that they will resent as deeply as do I the treatment to which he has been subjected." Text of Letter Following is the text of the letter from Cohn to McCarthy: "Dear Mr. Chairman. "As there appears to be a lack of unanimity among the members of the" investigations subcommittee upon the quest-ion of continuing my services as chief counsel, I hereby tender my resignation. "It has been a privilege to perform my duties under your inspiring leadership. The enthusiastic support which has come to me from the American people for the small part that I have played in this task of exposing Communist infiltration in key places has been an inspiring force and a great comfort. I extend to the great American jury my heartfelt thanks for its loyal support. "Needless to add it is with much reluctance that I leave the challenging work of the committee, but I am certain that the fight against atheistic Communist influence will continue until every vestige- of it is driven from -our shores. "Respectfully yours, "Roy M. Cohn" •Cohn had been chief counsel of the McCarthy subcommittee since early in 1953. His pay was $11,700 a year but he testified during the McCarthy-Army hearings that he received a larger income from a New York law firm with which he retained a partnership. Reports Denied Cohn had denied repeatedly in I recent weeks reports that he planned to quit. So had McCarthy. The 27-year-old Cohn first became a familiar national figure during televised hearings of McCarthy's invest 1 tations- in which as special subcommittee counsel he did much of the quizzing of witnesses. His name' became a household word when he appeared as a principal in the Army-McCarthy hearings, in which he was both a witness and a questioner. During the 36 -lays of televised hearings, he was,constantly at McCarthy's side steadily whispering into the senator's ear. The sole registered Democrat to command McCarthy's ear in Washington with regularity, Cohn is the only child of Albert Cohn, former Bronx politician and now a New York appellate court judge in Manhattan. Cohn at 20 won his law degree from the Columbia University before he was old enough to be a lawyer. He worked as a law clerk in the U.S. attorney's office until I he turned 21, the minimum age to take the bar examination in New York. Sen. Flanders (R-Vt). who has been maneuvering in an effort to get a Senate vote on censure against McCarthy, commented on Conn's resignation: "So far so " J "This of course does not reach the heart of the problem represented by the junior senator from Wisconsin." The group within McCarthy's subcommittee aligned in favor of ousting Cohn was reported to include Sen. Potter (R-Mich), and the three Democratic members—Sens. McClellan (Ark.), Symington (Mo) and Jackson Youth Injured Or. Tractor Used For Joy Ride 7 James McBride, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. McBride of Blytheville, was released from Chickasawba Hospital today after observation for possible injuries received Sunday night when he fell under a tractor he and four other youths took from the Jack Robinson Implement Co. for a ride, according to Police Chief John Foster. Hospital officials reported James' condition as good with only minor bruises on the head. Chief Foster said no charges had been filed although'the five youths took the tractor without permission for ''joy riding." The incident was reported to the police yesterday morning and the youths are being questioned. CHERRY (Continued from Page 1) on the TV screen. Faubus, a former highway commissioner himself, took a swing at Cherry's "non-political" road commission for not building more roads in the Little lock area. "The program for a highway to Pine Bluff from Little Rock was set up before I left office two years ago. And you know how much progress has been made," Faubus said. He said the Mack Blackwell amendment which set up the commission as a constitutional body was evolved under the McMath administration "before Cherry even Was mentioned as a candidate for governor." Cherry agreed with Faubus that "he certainly should be familiar with highways." "He was a member of the commission that was investigated by the Highway Audit Investigating Committee," Cherry said. "If all roads into Little Rock should be four-lane, why didn't he do it when he was with the commission?" Work Continues On New City Map Work on the finished drawing of a City Planning Commission map of the City of Blytheville will be started soon, according to J. W. Meyer, engineer doing the drafting. Drawings of the subdivision re- plats recorded in the court house have been made and assembled, he said, and the final map will be started soon.' The map is to be four by eight feet in size and done in four colors at a cost of 5750. CONFERENCE (Continued from Page 1) fire was signed. Truce Outline Reports from various conference sources indicated an armistice agreement was shaping up along these lines: 1. Viet Nam would be partitioned "temporarily" at approximately the 17th Parallel, with Ho Chi Minn and the Vletminh taking over the North and the French-sponsored Viet Nam .government of ex-Emperor Bao Dai retaining the South. 2. The Vietminh and the French would •.vithdraw their troops from the other two Indochinese states of Laos and Cambodia, leaving the French-sponsored royal gov- | ernments in control. 3. French military personnel would remain in Laos, Cambodia and south Viet Nam to help the three states develop defense forces. 4. Viet Nam would be reunited by supervised elections in both North and South, to be held at an agreed future date. 5. South Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia wou 1 '* be barred from participation in the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) which Western sources last night said the United States, Britain and France had agreed to form to oppose further Communist penetration in that area. 6. The armistice would be supervised by an international commission composed of Canada, India and Poland. A unanimous vote would be required for decisions or issues which might lead to a resumption of hostilities; otherwise only a majority vote would be required in the commission. More Bargaining Mendes-Frarce. after dining last night with British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, returned to his lakeside villa to receive Dong for more bargaining on still unsettled issues. It was not immediately known whether they narrowed their differences. Reliable sources said the chief points in dispute were the exact location of the demarcation line and the date for the future all- Viet Nam elections. On the territorial issue, the French previously had held out for the 18th Parallel as the dividing line and the Vietminh for the 16th. The midway point, suggested by Soviet Foreign Minister V.M. Molotov, would permit south Viet Nam to retain the major port of Strike Postponed NEW YORK (.0 — A threatened strike by 35,000 CIO workers against the U. S .Rubber Co. was postponed two hours before the deadline, and negotiations on a new contract continue today. WASHINGTON L?)—Secretary of State Dulles canceled his news conference today to keep in close touch with Indochina truce developments at Geneva. (Wash). Cohn was in New York but was not immediately available for further comment. His father said he had been up Ir^e last night and was sleeping late today. Do You Know? /2 TABLETS—Composition Books — Notebook Fillers Paper of All Kinds ROSE SALES CO. For Proof — Read Thursday's Advertisement Last Wednesday's Answer: Indians Are Not Redskins Redskin is a misnomer. The skin of the typical adult Indian is brown rather than red, varying from light to very dark. 1—Geo. W. Stimpson, Uncommon Knowledge. 2—New International Encyclopedia. Volume 12, page 120. Do You Know? Ray's Floor Center offers joti Free information on How to Install & Maintain your Floor* & Walls. Call us—or see us at any time. Remember you can save up to 50% if you do it yourself. "Flooring is our busin***—not a sideline." Ray's Floor Center 107 E. Main Phont 3-8650 Retirement Pay Denial Okayed WASHINGTON (Si — The House Civil Service Committee today voted unanimously to deny government retirement pay to any federal employe or member of Congress convicted of lying about Communist associations or engaging in subversive or felonious activities. It would strip retirement benefits from Alger Hiss or others who, like him, would be entitled to government annuities upon reaching retirement age. The measure would not apply to retired government workers or congressmen already receiving retirement benefits. Blytheville Polio Victim Improves David Lee Springer, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Springer of Blytheville, was reported improved but still in critical condition this morning after admittance to Isolation Hospital in Memphis with polio. Although improving, he is still in a respirator. Tourane and the ancient Annamese capital of Hue. On the election issue the Vietminh want the voting as soon as possible. The French and Vietnamese, admitting that Ho Chi Minn would win any balloting held immediately after the armistice; asked for a delay of two years. The commi """-*«; yesterday were reported willing to delay the election for 18 months. Regardless of 'he out-ome of the day's events. Mendes-France had his plane ordered to take him to Paris tomorrow. There, on Thursday, he must report to the National Assembly, to which on June 17 he gave his "peace or resignation by July 20" pledge. In the nurry of final negotiations, the United States maintained its" sideline role. U.S. Under Secretary of State Walter Bedell Smith planned to attend the climactic conference session later today, but U.S. Secretary of State Dulles told a Senate committee in Washington yesterday that the United States would not sign any pending Indochina peace settlement. Dulles added that his government would not do anything to upset any reasonable agreement. POLITICS TUESDAY, JULY *, • Legion Officers To Take Oxer (Continued from Pag« postmaster,. State Sen. Guy Jones of Conway, and Gus McMillian of Sheridan," first candidate to announce this year. Cherry will be featured on a Statewide "Talka- thon" tonight to be carried by the local station at 1 p. m.; Jones visited Blytheville last week, and Fabus is scheduled to be here tomorrow morning. McMillian drew six spectators at an earlier speaking engagement here, and said he would return. PROSECUTOR'S RACE — Local campaigning has evidently paid off for prosecuting attorney candidates as opposed to state seekers in that the average voter interviewed could name 2.4 of the four candidates. An abundance of signs undoubtedly helped the men to list 2.6 of the candidates and the women to name 1.6. The four-cornered race finds Ralph Wilson of Osceola, Frank Snellgrove and Terry Shell, both of Jonesboro, and Hub Methvin of Truman seeking to succeed H. G. Partlow of Blytheville. All have undoubtedly visited Blytheville for personal campaigning in the district race. * * * AS IN ALL polls, the work was lightened by some of the replies forthcoming. One person admitted in advance that he would be able to name only one senatorial candidate—"I know Pulbrights' running because I saw him on television last night" Garbling of names reached new heights in attempts to name prosecuting candidates, and probably with good reason (posters enumerating all four candidates are currently gracing most street corners). If a general conclusion is to be drawn from results of the poll, it would be that Blytheville voters are at present in step with reported general statewide apathy toward the corning balloting. One fact can't be overlooked, however: that failure to name the field of candidates for office doesn't imply a lack of enthusiasm for the candidates the voters can and will name. At any rate, politicians apparently will find Blytheville a fertile campaign ground during the remaining week —if they can get the voter interested. Cosmic rays pass through the bodies of all human beings an average of ten times a second. New Dud Cason Post of American Legion, officers will take over tonight for their first regular meeting. The group includes Gilbert Mann, commander; Arnold Miller, first commander; Floyd Tate, second vice commander; Hollis Moody, sergeant at arms; Robert Koonce, chaplain; Jim Stovall. service officer; Dr. John Elliott, post surgeon'; C. A. Cunningham, historian. Appointments announced by Mr. Mann include Dan M. Burge, post judge advocate; and Bill Stein- sieck, post adjutant. Forty-three delegates from the post will attend the state convention which begins Friday. Reds Again Ask Tanker Release MOSCOW {.#—-Russia has sent a third note to the United States demanding immediate release of the Soviet tanker Tuapse, held by the Chinese Nationalists at Formosa. In their latest protest, handed to the U. S. Embassy yesterday, the Soviets threatened to ask damages from ths United States for capture of the 8.840-ton ship by the Chinese Nationalists on June 23. Attend Health Meeting County Agent Keith Bilbrey, C o u n t"y Hospital Administrator John Cherry Tuberculosis Association Secretary Mrs. Frances • Gammill and County Health Nurse Mrs. Clara Ambrose left today for Little Rock where they will attend the fourth Arkansas Rural Health Conference today and tomorrow. TERMINn Tfc« Snurday POST Bruce Terminix Company Memphis, Tetm. P. O Box I27f Phone 62-3531 RIMO FOR A RIDE IIM A "ROCKET 1 GIVE US A CAL-L. FOR THE BEST DEAL. OF ALL ! We figure OldsmobHe's new Super "88" Holiday is its own best salesman. So when VOM ring for vour "Rocket'" ride, don't expect a high -pressure sales talk. We'll let the Super "88" speak for itself— with performance! T'-.e smooth, whispering power of its mighty "Rocket" Engine! You'll whisk away at the lights— cruise over the hiUs, down the open road! And power features do t;he work while vow. have all the fun. All this and Oldsinobile styling leadership, too! 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