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BLYTHEVILLE THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHXAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX-NO. 245 Blythevllle Courier BJytheville Daily News Mississippi Vtllejr Leader Blythevllle Herald .BLYTHEVILtE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1954 US and Russia Agree to Talks No Date Set for Meeting To Arrange A-Discussions By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia were agreed today on starting preliminary atoms-for-peace talks in Washington, but the important question of timing was still up in the air. The Soviets announced the agreement last night in Moscow and the State Department quicfcly confirmed it. Russia said its ambassador in Washington, Georgi M. Zarubin, would represent it at the talks to set a time, place and subject matter for full scale negotiations. No date was mentioned. The State Department, within an hour, announced Secretary Dulles would "proceed at an early date to have the procedural conversations." That was another goad to the Soviets to get the talks going. Time is short for Dulles, who is expected to leave two weeks from today for Berlin and the Foreign Ministers Conference there Jan. 25 among the United States, Russia, Britain and France. Pressing for Negotiations Dulles has been pressing for early negotiations ever since Presi- dent Eisenhower proposed, in his Dec. 8 address to the United Nations, that the world unite to strip the atom of "its military casing and adapt it to the arts of peace.' Under the Eisenhower plan, atomic materials and know-how would be pooled for peaceful purposes by the United States, Russia and other nations with a contribution to make. An Internationa agency, under United Nations auspices, would control the pool. The hope is that such international effort might ultimately lead to con trol of atomic weapons also. Dulles has said he planned to discuss the idea with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov at the Berlin conference, originally proposed for Jan. 4. But when the meeting s potponed to Jan. 25, he instructed Charles E. Bohlen, U.S. See V. S. on Page % U.S., South Korean Officers Settle Rift By WILLIAM C. BARNARD SEOUL (AP) — American and South Korean leaders meeting, separately today apparently settled — at least temporarily — a rift on the tense problem of disposing of prisoners of war. f South Korean Foreign Minister Pyun Yung Tai dropped his threai of violence to free more than 22,000 unrepatriated prisoners of war while "new (Allied) arrangements" are tested. Meanwhile, the Communists failed to answer a repatriation commission request for their views on what to do with the prisoners after Jan. 22, the date set by the armistice-, for freeing- them as civilians. The U. N. replied earlier that they should be released according to truce terms. There was no in< dication that the Communists would change their all-out opposition to the release before a Korean political conference meets. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, 8th Army commander, flew to Tokyo for conferences with Gen. John E. Hull, U.N. commander. Loose Ends Gathered An official spokesmen said the two generals were "smoothing out a number of prisoner details and tying up some loose ends." The spokesman added: "When you are dealing with different countries and peoples there are always loose enas to be tied up." Pyun threatened Tuesday to invade the Indian custodial troops in the Korean neutral zone. Taylor issued a cold, brief statement at Seoul Wednesday night that 8th Army troops were pledged to protect Indian troops against an attack. Pyun had threatened to attack the Indians because of a roster check or headcount of anti-Communist prisoners, during which 135 POWs asked and were granted repatriation to Red China. "New Arrangements" President Syngman Rhee met with Cabinet officers Thursday to consider the Taylor statement and afterwards Pyun said in an inter. view: "We are now making new arrangements as a' test and if the arrangements pass the test we do not have to use force against the Indians." The arrangements, he said, were between Rhee and Taylor. Pyun denied earlier rumors in Seoul that he had resigned his post after the Taylor rebuke. Taylor's troops have erected barbed wire and steel barricades south of the demilitarized zone to handle anti-Red prisoners of war when they. are ; freed. The. U.N. has insisted that thft armistice calls for unqualified release of prisoners after midnight Jan. 22. Korean POWs would be kept in South Korea. U.S. ships would take anti-Red Chinese to Formosa. BULLETIN WASHINGTON M — The Air Force said today the Blytheville, Ark., Air Bate remalni on IU Uct of projecia to be constructed. This base wa< autboriied by Congress in 1952. It wai removed from the project list last year but restored a few months ago after Sen. McClellan ID- Ark) conferred with Secretary of Defense Wilson and Secretary of the Air Force Talbert. : An Air Force spokesman said that while the base Is back on the list, Air Force officials haven't yet formally notified Army Engineers of the action. McClellan told a reporter that Talbert has assured him there is no change in the original plan for construction of the base and that he hoped a construction contract could be let by April 1. McCarthy Committee To Meet May Discuss Attempts To Curb Power Ik e -••Iff COURIER NEWS SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPY FIVE-CENTS Says US. Will Defend edom with A-Power Jaycees Again Will Honor Public Official The Blythevllle Junior Cuomber of Commerce will present to some public official its second annual Good Government award Jan. 21. This award will go to the public official in Blytheville or Mississippi County for his or her governmental activities during 1953, Nominations for this award are being sought by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Deadline for submitting nominations to Dick J. White at Floyd White Shoe Store is Jan. 18. Anyone may submit a nomination, Mr. White said, which should be accompanied with information concering the nominee's governmental activities which warrant his receiving the award. The nominee must have held city or county office during 1953, he said. The award will be presented at the Jaycees' annual Distinguished Service Award banquet Jan.21, when the city's Young Man of the Year for 1953 and five Jaycee "key men" also will be honored. C. of C. Okays $74,340 Budget, Appointment of 17 Committees Chamber of Commerce's board of directors yesterday approved a $14,340 1954 budget and accepted a list of 17 committee appointments submitted by President W. A. Pollard. WASHINGTON (API—sen McCarthy (R-Wis) called 'a meeting of his Senate investigations subcommittee today and moves to curb or surrend- r part of its Red-hunting powers "may be discussed." He has described as "a lie" pub- ished reports that he has agreed under urging from Eisenhower ad-' -ninistration officials, to switch mphasis in his group's investiga- ions from communism to other ields. The main objective of today's losed door meeting, he said, Is to ct on his own requests for con- empt Of Congress citations against hree balky witnesses in his recent -ivestigations of alleged spying at 't. Momnouth, N. J. 5 t , • Jfoanrj* Tbfoe — He'narnea ai* 1 three "as Corliss Lament, wealthy 'New York writer; Albert Shadowitz, who McCarthy said, refused to answer ouestions with the explanation that Dr. Albert Einstein had advised him not to cooperate with the subcommittee; and Abraham Unset, a New York City lawyer. McCarthy said Lamont refused to answer questions, and refused to cite in justification the Constitution's guarantee against self-lncrtmtna- tion. He said Unger "conducted a filibuster." But McCarthy added he wns willing at today's meeting to "discuss anything the other senators have in mind," including a controversial proposal by Sen. Mundt (R-SD), that the Senate create a powerful new committee to carry the main, load of investigating subversion" and un-American activities. Mundt Is a member of McCarthy's subcommittee, which has been all-Republican since its three Democratic members resigned in a row with Mcarthy last July. McCarthy told reporters he "would not favor" Mundt's proposal. Congress Satisfied Mundt had said he thought Communist investigations -were too big a job for a subcommittee to handle and that his plan would avoid duplication of effort. Sen. Jenner <R-Ind), the internal security .subcommittee chairman, old reporters, that "as far as I know, the people in Congress .seem well satisfied" with the job his subcommittee is doing. "I see no need to abolish it and Sec MCCARTHY on page 5 VISIT CLINIC FOR CRIPPLED — Mrs. Mavis Settlemire, women's division March of Dimes director for North Mississippi County, and Vern- on B. Warr, Blythevllle chairman, are shown as they visited the crippled children's clinic at First Methodist Church this morning. Pictured above are Janie Fay' Miller, two-year-old daughter of Frank Miller, Wilson, who was hit by infantile paralysis last July. At left is Pearl Ann Morgan, 7, of Gilmore in Crittenden County, who was stricken during the epidemic of 1919. She is the daughter of Mrs. Ann Morgan. National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which is the . March of Dimes beneficiary, during 1954 plans to spend $19 million on its gamma globulin program and an additional $7.5 - million on a new vaccine. Blytheville has applied as a test area for the new vaccine.) This will be in addition to its usual programs of patient care, research and education, which until now have been the prime phases of the National Foundation's program. Thanks to its research program polio prevention has come in for increased expenditure this year. (Courier News Photo) No Yout /i Delinquency Crisis Here, d/s Stzy in Reply to Reports There is no crisis in juvenile delinquency in Blytheville at this time according to a joint statement made this morning by County Judge Phillip Deer, Sheriff William Berryman and Mrs. Ardie Crownover, head of Child Welfare, after a conference in the county judge's chamber. The statement was issued in the wake of numerous reports, inquiries and rumors concerning the current level of juvenile delinquency here. There.have been fewer juvenile cases referred to.the Child welfare office iw the past six months than usual, Mrs. Crownover said. The number of cases depend upon the time of the. year and eco : nomic conditions, sue said. During a discussion of the subject after the conference, it was stated that the cases handled in juvenile court are of a corrective and advisory nature and not of the criminal type. The court tries to help the youths who have little or no guidance. Numerous inquiries have been received by -the county officers in connection with tumors of juvenile iases arising here,' but there is little foundation for the rumors, according to the county officers. The rumors probably stemmed from reports of visits made by the sheriff in the last 30 days to several night clubs in the county in which he talked to the operators informing them of the laws governing the operation of the establishments, the sheriff said. During.these visits, no arrests were mode, and no charges have been filed as a result of them, he said. Three juvenile delinquency cases involving girls'will come before Judge Deer Saturday morning in which action will probably be taken. Other youths who have been asked to appear were summoned only 'for advisory purposes, the statement said. In the past three years, only three girls have been sent to the state industrial school for girls, Mrs. Crownover said. v| The figure in yesterday's proposed budget compares to $13,556 actually spent during 1953, but is a reduction from the $15,460 budgeted for last year. Nearly $11,000 of this will go for administrative expenses, with some $1,400 being earmarked for industrial development Cgreater .portion of these funds will go for making contacts). Following are committee appointments, with chairmen listed first: Industrial E. B. Thomas, Jesse Taylor, Al- vln Hviftman, Jr., w. L. Horner, E. F. Still, E. R. Jackson. Agriculture John Caudill, L. G. Nash, Foy Etchieson, Paul Hughes, 'Jack Robinson, R. H. Farr, S. E Tune H. W. Wylle, Keith Bilbrey, advisor. Civic Affair. Rosco Cr»fton, E. M. Terry, Joe McHaney, James Roy, J. E. Stevenson. Aviation J. L. Wcstbrook, Jr., Harold Sudbury, BUI Button, Charles, Rose, W. 0. Reeves. Education W. P. Pryor, W. B. Nicholson, C. M. Smart, S. C. Owens, O. E. Knudsen. Fire Prevention J. V. Dates, Toler Buchanan, Louis Lynch, Billy Williams, W. L. Walker, Roy Head, advisor. National rffairs Jimmie Edwards, J. A. Bryant, Mrs. R. F. Kerbough, Mrs. H. W. Wylie, Max B. Reid, Joe Hughes. Welcome W. S. Johnston, F. B. Joyner, R. A. Gettle, L. E. Old, Jack Cuadra Health and Safety J. L. Cherry, Dr. W. T. Rainwater, Dr. Don Smith, William Berryman, advisor. Recreation Jack OWen, W. R. Bishop, p. D. Foster, Harmon Taylor, C. L. Me- Waters, Chester Caldwell, St., Ted Wahl, Fred S. Saliba. Sewer James Terry, Marvey Morris, Riley Jones, Traffic and Parking Kclley Welch, W. H. Stovall, See C of C on Page i , Buicks for 1954 To Go on Display Here Tomorrow The 1954 Buick, featuring restyled bodies, increased horsepower and a new series, will go on display in Blytheville tomorrow at Langston-McWaters-Buick Co at Walnut and BrBadway. Added to the Buick line this year is the Century series, designed to sell in the price range between the Special and the Super. It has a 200- horsepower Headmaster engine on a 122-inch wheelbase. Horsepower in the Roadmaster series, has been upped from 188 to 200 and in the Super series from 170 to 182. Buick's V-8 engine is being used in the Special series this year with 150 horsepower. Styling changes' include a new grille and a panoramic windshield giving 19 per cent more visibility. This sweeping windshield curves to meet corner posts that have been moved six Inches back bf the leading edge of the front doors. The Rivi- eras and convertibles have slanted door-belt lines and fully-revealed rear wheels patterned after the SkyUrlc sports model. The new Buick line includes 15 models. All-sttel Estate Wagons are available In Special and Century serlet for the first time. Cases involving girls are not handled by the sheriff's office but nre turned over to the Child Welfare Office. In some instances it is necessary for a youth to be kept' in the county jail awaiting action of juvenile court, they said, but this is rnre and only clone when it appears the youth will flee and there is no method to assure his appearance. The Child Welfare Office has been notified on several occasions by owners of cafes when they noticed . minors loitering about the premises, they said. The decline in delinquency cases was attributed to the combined work of the three county offices in an attempt to correct conditions that promote delinquency. El Poso Girl Wins Maid of Cotton Crown MEMPHIS.' Tenn. (fl— A demure Texas college lass won the annual Maid of Cotton contest last night, topping 19 other beauties from the' 12 state "Cotton Kingdom." The new maid is. Beverly Louise Pack of El Paso, a junior and "most beautiful girl" at Texas Western. She's the third Lone Star state entry to win the title in the past four years. The blue eyed brownett, wh'o hopes to teach modern dance after graduation, was visibly shocked ' oy the judges announcement. "1 just don't know what to say," cried the willowy 20-year old. , Alabama's Hope White, ,of Uniontown. was chosen first alternate. And Missouri's Martha Garner, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., No. 3. Laniel Cabinet Gets New Lease in France PARIS (AP) — Premier Joseph Laniel and his Cabinet ministers had a new lease on their shaky offices today. They are due to hang on to them at least until after the Berlin Big Four conference of foreign ministers. France's badly split National Assembly got together last night to give Laniel a 319-249 endorsement so Foreign Minister Georges Bl- dault could go to Berlin Jan. 25 as spokesman for a real government. • Policy Reviewed Laniel,' who said he would resign if the vote went against him or wasn't big enough for him, had been expected to gel the Assembly approval. But the size of the endorsement—five more than a ma- lority of the chamber's G27 seats- surprised most observers. The Assembly had sent the Premier to meet President Elsenhower and Prime Minister Churchill at Bermuda with only a 275-244 endorsement. Laniel reviewed his domestic policies at length and his foreign policies briefly before the Assembly yesterday, then called for the decisive vote on a procedural motion to postpone debate on his speech. Moss of the ballots against the Premier came from the Communists, who oppose his whole program, and the Socialists, who are against his conservative domestic Sec FRANCE on Page 5 Only $4,000 a Month for Nearly-Broke'Bobo' LITTLE ROCK, Ark. tjf) The hand to mouth existence Mrs. Barbara Paul (Bobo) Ro*efeller says she's' living is said, to amount to about $4,000 a month plus a rent- free Park > Avenue penthouse. Winthrop Rockefeller's Little Rock attorney announced, yesterday that the multi-millionaire had given his estranged wife $21,500 since last June 1 and that .the Winthrop couple's 5-year-old son, Paul, has received »750 a month from a trust fun4 set up for him. Edwin E. Dunaway, who has represented RooKefcller'. since he moved (ram New Vork to an elab- orate .Arkansas ranch last year, said Mrs. Rockefeller also has rent-free use of the couple's plush New York penthouse. Saying he wanted to answer Mrs. Rockefeller's charge that she had been left virtually penniless, Dunaway showed reporters canceled checks totaling $11,500 which had been signed by him or Rockefeller and endorsed by Bobo or her banker > since last June 1. He added that she had been sent two other $5,000 checks which he would produce later. When Rockefeller came to Ar- kpnsas there was speculation that ht 'wanted to take advantage of this state's divorce laws, which are far more liberal thnp New York's. While no divorce action has shown up In Arkansas courts, Dunaway Tuesday reported that a settlement giving Mrs. Rockefeller 5'/ 2 million dollars plus $70,000 annually had been signed last.Octo- ber but that she had recently repudiated this to demand 10 millions. Bobo countered with a statement that the attorney's report wns "renl nonsense." The daughter of an Immigrant coal miner and the Esso oil heir wore married In 1948 and separa- cd the following year. President Tells Solons New Tax Cuts Can Be Made By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower said today new tax cuts "can and will be made" and he told Congress America's defense plans are geared to use of atomic weapons "if they are needed to preserve our freedom." Th President, in his state of th union message, outlined a program he said would build the militar might of the United States, bolste other free nations against commu nism, and maintain a healthy econ omy at home. Proclaiming encouraging deve opments in the struggle for globa peace, Elsenhower said in a 7,00 word address prepared for a join session of the House and Senate: "Slowly but surely, the fre world gathers strength. Meanwhil from behind the Iron Curtain there are signs that tyranny is ; trouble and reminders that S' structure is as brittle as its su face is hard." In his address to an electio year Congress almost evenly vided politically, the Presiden also: Predicts Budget —Predicted a Federal spendin budget of about $86,600,000,000 fo the fiscal year starting July 1— about 12 billion dollars less tha :he original Truman administra .ion budget for the current year. —Called for legislation to stri U. S. citizenship from Communls' convicted of conspiring against th government in the future.. —Disclosed thnt more than 2,20 employes now have been separa from Federal Jobs under th Eisenhower administration's •security program. The previous to .al, announced last Oct. 23, wa 1,456. —Sketched plans to combat an Business recession or depression but again declared the nation economy is basically sound, an said his administration is deter mined "to keep it growing." —Recommended a Constitutiona amendment to give America youths the right to vote at 18 year of n?e instead of 21. —Declared foreign military must be continued, but that eco nomic aid can he cut except i iorea "and a,few other critica places.' Flexible Farm Plan •Confirmed that the specia arm message he will send to Con gress Monday will call for a nev. •qvernment price support program 'with enough flexibility 'to al ract the production of needed sup ilies of essential commodities anc o stimulate the consumption hose commodities that are flood ng American markets." His sup lort of a flexible price support pro gram was certain to divide farm :rs as well as Congress members —Renewed his appeal for an in ircase in the federal debt ceiling iow' 27 billion dollars. The House approved his request lor a 15-bil ion-dollar hike last August, but the lenate Finance Committee reject- id it. —U r g e d amendment of the atomic Energy Act to permit shar ng with "our allies certain knowl dge of the tactical use of our nu- See IKE TELLS on Page ' State May Get 1,847,059-Acre Cotton Allotment LITTLE ROCK Vfi — Arkansas armors will be permitted to plant ,847,059 acres of cotton this year Congress approves a national llotment agreed upon by the enate Agriculture Committee. The committee yesterday settled i a national acreage total of 21,73,374, but the bill calling for his figure must be passed upon y both the House and the Senate. Without congressional action, the llotment would be 17,910,000 as el by Secretary of Agriculture enson. Cotton was produced on 2,070,000 cres in Arkansas last year, when here were no acreage controls. Intidt Today's Courier News . . teachvllle, Blythevllle Rattle In Top Cage Attraction at '.eachvllle tonight . . . Spurts 6. . . . N« Pnraei from Sow's Ear But Gals Go Whole Hot In Con- tnts . . . Society . . . page 4. ... Ike Should Offer Millry Cat* la ketlhtte Tuna . . . Editorial* . . page 8. . . Latin American Strongmen . . . Coming Election in londurai Will Decide Who Has Power . . . page 7. Flexible Farm Plan Is Outlined Would Protect Existing Surpluses By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower today outlined a farm program built on the principle of controversial flexible price supports, but freed of price-depressing effects of present crop surpluses. Under such a plan, government price guarantees would be High in times of shortages to encourage production, and low In times of surpluses to encourage consumption and. discourage over-production. It would replace present war- born mandatory high level supports scheduled to expire at the end of the 1954 crop year. In his message on the State of the Onion, Eisenhower said, however, that present farm surpluses —totaling more than five billion' dollars — should be "Insulated" from the normal markets for "special uses." Such sealing off of surpluses would permit a shift to the flexible support plan in 1955 with price supports continuing at least one full crop year at the present 90 per cent of parity levels for basic commodities. Strong Objections Parity Is a standard for measuring farm prices, declared by law o be fair to farmers in relation prices they pay. Some farm leaders in Congress have objected to use of flexible supports next year on the ground that present surpluses would pull >rlce guarantees for crops like cot- on and wheat possibly as low as 75 per cent of parity next year. The administration suggestion hat the present surpluses be in- ulated from .market supplies Would allow a gradual lowering of price supports if future production ended to provide supplies in excess of normal needs. The President said he would lend his detailed farm recommen- lations to Congress on Monday. He said the present farm programs had accomplished their war- ime purpose of encouraging need- d production. But In the postwar jeriod, he said, they had piled up iuge surpluses. He said the nation faces to al- ernatives on a farm program— 1) use of rigid production con- See FARM on Page 5 Blytheville to Get $11,333 in State Fund Turnback Blytheville has been allocated 11,333 as its share of funds being istributed to cities from the tate's general revenues, accord- ng to an announcement yesterday y State Treasurer J. Vance ilayton. A total of $577,500 is being dts- ributcd to cities and $l,72l,«M 1» eing alocated to counties as their hare of the state's revenue. City Clerk W. I. Mnlin said the 11,333, which probably would be eceived this week, was scheduled o go into the city's general fund. Weather ARKANSAS — Fair this ttter- oon and tonight, warmer tonight. 'riday increasing cloudlneM and illd. . MISSOURI _ Generally fair thU fternoon increasing cloudlnra to- ight becoming partly cloudy Frl> ay; little change in temperature might.

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