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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 22, 1954
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Fight Senate Foes Doggedly to Defeat Ike's Power Plan BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER'I THURSDAY, JULY 82,1954 By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate critics of the adminis- tration's' atomic legislation fought on doggedly today though worn by an all-night session and beaten badly on a test vote which upheld President Eisenhower's order for a new private power plant in the Tennessee Valley area. Republican Leader Knowland (Calif) served notice lie would keep the session—which began at 10 a.m. (EDT) yesterday— going right on .into Sunday if necessary to pass the bill. Knowland spoke of the long debate as a filibuster, but opponents stump the nation to call "the people's attention to the capture of the Eisenhower administration by the private power trust." At 10 a.m. (EDT)—the 24-hour mark of the session—Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) was in the midst of a speech he had begun at 5:16 a.m. MO. vC Ofj G> i.A.ii^M.'Jw^* » -**-.v -~fi • — i — i *— denied they were trying to talk j Fewer than half a dozen senators the measure to death. "" J They were plainly out, however, to dramatize the issue and build it up to importance in the election campaigns. Sen. Gore (D- Tenn) told newsmen he would Commodity And Stock Markets- Oct 3420 3421 3414 Dec 3441 3441 3433 Mch 3460 3460 3450 May 3467 3467 3454 Ntw Orleans Cotton Oct 3416 Dec 3437 Men 3459 May 3465 3418 3411 3439 3431 3459 3452 3465 3457 3421 3439 3455 3461 3418 3439 3455 3463 were in their seats and one of the Senate's two women members, Sen. Bowring (R-Neb), was presiding! Many senators had remained close by through the night, however, napping on cots set up in cloakrooms or on couches in their offices. And through the night, there were always a few spectators in the public galleries. Lose Test Vote The big test vote, taken before midnight, defeated 55-36 an attempt to block Eisenhower's order Witness Says FHA Men Taught Builders How to Get Big Profits WASHINGTON (#! — A Los An- j question about that. Frankly, geles builder told investigating senators today that Federal Housing Administration (FHA) officials taught builders exactly how to profit from a postwar government- backed housing program without, putting up "any capital." The witness, Arthur B. Weber, said he couldn't remember the name of the FHA man he said came from Washington to tell him and other builders how to make money from the government pro- testifying under oath, gram. Weber, said that he cleared $387,543 on two projects and later sold his interest in them for an additional profit of $125,000. Sen. Capehart (R-Ind), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee which is conducting the housing investigation, asked Weber: "Do you feel that you were promoted in this" by the FHA? Weber replied: "There is no wish we had never seen them. We acted in good faith. Our hands were tied." Earlier. Sen. Maybank (D-SC), senior Democrat on the committee said FHA officials should act at once to "cut back on windfall profits and reduce the inflated rents of tenants who are paying for them." ."Everybody's made money in these housing project deals except the tenant," he said. "He's the guy who's been paying for it." S. Carolina Girl New Miss USA By JAMS BACON LONG BEACH, Calif. tf> — Miss South Carolina, a Dixie coed who today is the new 21-year-old Chicago Soybeans Sept .... 299 2 /2 301 299£ Nov 2791/2 279 1 /2 275% Jan .... 281 282% 279 Mch .... 285 286% 282V 4 Mendes-France (Continued from Page 1) would put German soldiers in uniform along with the troops of five other V/est European countries "one of the gravest problems of conscience that has ever troubled tCiliUJS; tU UJWVD. .u.mb.u**w •• — o . i-u»,,» for a new private power plant in , a country. He indicated there , r -/., o- e-Vv^n'!^ KQ ir\ ori inctmjsnT rvf V1PWS Arkansas . A second vote, E>6-3o, then clinched it by giving affirmative approval for the plan. This issue had thus been disposed of when Morse, who holds the Senate's long-distance speaking record of 22 hours and 26 minutes, gained the floor for what he said—would be a "relatively short speech" of five or six hours. But Morse pounded away at the power provision, calling it a "giveaway to private monopoly." There seemed scant prospect of any final vote before late in the day at the earliest. Sens. Gore and HiU (D-Ala) were definitely set to 2991/2 follow Morse with speeches. Others 27514 were expected also to want the 279% 282% Chie«g* Whear Sept Dec 208 V R 211% 210% 213% 208 2097s 213 y 8 Chicago Corn Sept .... 157% Dec .... 150 159% 152 & 157 V 4 149% 159% 132 Vi Ntw York Stocks floor. Morse started with a 41-page prepared address which took him about three hours. When he finished- with that, he referred to it as the "first part" of this speech. "Freshens TJp" Knowland was absent briefly during the morning. On returning the Republican leader told Morse should be an adjustment of views with the other signers of the pact— West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Eyes Cease-Fire The Assembly's immediate attention .today was focused on the Indochina cease-fire, which aroused mixed emotions in France and which Mendes-France himself described as a "cruel sacrifice" for his country. In return for peace, France has agreed to yield up the northern half of the key coastal state of Viet Nam, to neutralize all the rest of Indochina, and to give the Communists a chance to win the rest of Viet Nam in elections to be held in two years. The agreement—hammered out in feverish day and night wrangling with the Reds—left many doubts about the future. It left .many Vietnamese outraged, the United States and other Western powers dubious and the Communists generally jubilant. he'd taken some time off to get i in France, the Premier's polit- x-». A f-V> A-nnA TiTtaKif ?(--i 1 r\rM->r*r>onf c r\oTti fMl1aTl\r tHf> A T and T 174 1-2 Amer Tobacco 571-2 Anaconda Copper 38 7-8 Beth Steel 72 1-4 Chrysler 63 Coca-Cola 116 Gen Electric 44 1-4 Gen Motors 79 7-8 Montgomery Ward 67 1-2 N Y Central 22 1-8 Int Harvester 31 7-8 Republic Steel 60 3 ' 8 j selves' of aU the coah oil, shale Raai ° v " "™ ^ Hi and natural gas reserves of the iv Vacuum 42 3-8 - country put together . 3 * ei ia °' a sen. Gore told newsmen at 8 a. m. -after the Senate had been in session 22 hours, that he and other speakers opposing the bill were ready to take the floor. But he denied" the speeches were an effort to "forestall a vote." ical opponents, particularly the Popular Republican Movement were openly bitter over the agreement. As foreign minister, the MRP's Georges Bidault had started the negotiations at Geneva, but was ousted last month when Joseph A.Amo*, ... — — „ ^ Laniel's government fell. Some "giveaway to private monopoly circles said Bidault had had a AI_ -i ...,^.1.1*4 * *^lf-i ws .i^ol-tr ct •a r»V "ii T*k T.H freshened up a bit. "I think this is one of the most successful speeches I have ever made," quipped Morse. Sen. Ervin (D-NC) chimed in that he'd found Morse "so stimulating that it has robbed my capacity to sleep." Morse termed the legislation a that would "ultimately stack up to some astronomical figure like 42 trillion dollars." He said the "giveaway" involved figures six times the • possible re- Standard of N J 85 5-8 Texas Corp '. 67 5-8 Sears 65 5-8 U S Steel 52 5-8 Sou Pac 43 3-4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. (,?> _ (USDA)—Hogs 7,000: moderately active; weights 180 Ib up mostly 50 lower than yesterday's average: lighter weights 25 lower; sows 50 to mostly 75 lower: bulk choice 180-240 Ib" 22.00-35; 200 Ib up mostly 22.25-35; few loads mostly choice No. 1 and 2 grades 22.50; 250-270 Ib 21.25-22.00: 150-170 Ib 20.00-22.00; few 22.25; 120-140 Ib 17.00-19.50: sows 400 Ib down 15.7517.75: load lightweight 18.00; heavier sows 12.50-14.75; boars 9.5016.00. Cattle 3.500. calves 1,200; opening moderately active on all classes, with prices fully steady and cow s showing uneven strength: few lots choice yearling steers 22.50-23.25: commercial and good steers and heifers 16.00-20.00; utility and commercial cows 9.0011.50: largely 9.50 up: canners and cutters 6.50-9.00: bulls 50 lower; utility and commercial 11.50-13.50; canner and cutter bulls 8.00-11.00: few heavy fat bulls 10.00-50; veal- ers steady; high choice and prime 19.00-20.00; good and choice 14.0018.00: commercial and low good 10.00-13.00: culls 7.00-8.00. Negro Deaths Solomon Moore Services for Solomon Moore, 68. who died last night at his home on the Ed Premento farm at Luxora will be conducted at, 1 p. m. Sunday at the Princess Chapel Baptist Church at Double Bridges. Burial' will be in Fisher Cemetery at Rosa with Home Funeral Home in charge. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Moore and one son. James Myers of Caruthersville. chance to negotiate a cease-fire before the start of the disastrous Dien Bien Phu conflict, but that he had refused to bargain directly with the Vietminh rebels. INDOCHINA (Continued from Page i) 15 months ago. Since then the Soviets have engaged in a steady relaxation of tensions which produced an end of the Korean War, great emphasis on spurring trade with the West, more courteous international contacts generally, and now the. Indochina settlement. No Evidence American officials are convinced that there is no evidence yet that the Soviets have given up their major strategy of continually expanding their areas of control with the eventual aim of world conquest. The belief is that they are simply going about this in a different way. They may also be motivated, and apparently the British government considers this to be a fact, by desire to increase the living standard in the Communist world as a matter of internal political necessity. From the point of view of the United States, the difficulty this creates is simple. It lessens the/ apparent danger of Russian aggression and thus reduces the incentive to prepare against aggression. The history of development of the anti-Communist alliance provides a basis for this conclusion. The European Recovery Program, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the American military aid programs all started as reactions by Allied Western nations to the spread of Soviet power. They were designed to meet a danger symbolized by such events as Red seizures of power in Hungary and Czechoslovakia, Soviet efforts, to extend control in Germany and Red pressures on Greece and Turkey. Authorities here believe the buildup of Allied strength which has taken place since 1947, coupled with willingness to fight in Korea, led the Kremlin to engage in many of the negotiations of recent months. In other words, they attribute to greater Western strength the holding of the line in Germany and Korea, and even the fact that the Indochina terms were not worse from the Western viewpoint. They think also that unless this strength is maintained at a high level such results cannot be expected in the future. is ail woman, Miss U.S.A. Miriam Stevenson, college senior from Winnsboro, S. C.. won last night over 46 other entrants for the title which will pit her against 32 foreign beauties for the Miss Universe crown. Miss Stevenson's first words to newspapermen after she won were: *I can't believe it." Asked if she knew she would have to lose her southern accent now that she has won a movie contract with Universal-International Studio, she answered: "She nuff." Of voluptuous build, the wholesome-looking winner has perfect measurements: 36-inch bust and hips and 24-inch waist. Her 120 pounds are well distributed over a 5-foot-6 frame. She had come here without luggage except for an evening gown which she had designed herself and a bathing suit which contest officials gave her. That was aU she needed. Her luggage, lost on an airliner that brought her here last week hasn't caught up with her yet. Rumrrs-up in the contest were in this order: Miss Virginia, Ellen Whitehead, an 18-year-old Chatham, Va., brunette; Miss New York State, Karin Huitman, 22, of Rochester; Miss New York City, Renee Roy, 23-year-old actress, and Miss Texas, 20-year-old Betty Lee of Austin, one of the tallest girls in the contest. She also wins a new convertible, plus a number of other prizes. Tonight she and the foreign beauties will go through preliminaries of the Miss Universe contest. Judging will last late into the night, with the finals tomorrow night. Former DAR Regent Dies MEMPHIS (#) — Mrs. Davis M. Biggs. Sr., former Regent of the Arkansas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, died at her home here last night. She was the widow of a prominent Crittenden County, Ark., planter. Rhee to Visit U.S. SEOUL LSV-Stubborn old President Syngman Rhee leaves Sunday for Washington, probably to be told there is almost no hope of realizing his fondest dream — a Republic of Korea embracing the Communist-ruled north. Death Ends a Partnership COLUMBUS. Ohio (ft — Death, high on a utility pole on a storm- swept country road, has ended the 30-year partnership of two veteran electric linemen. Sixty - eight - year - old Reber Brown lost his last fight to save his buddy, Harry Finks, 69. Finks was on a pole near Reese Station early. yesterday, repairing broken lines during a thunderstorm,- when a swinging wire sent 6,900 volts of electricity through his body. ; Brown called for help on the repair truck radio. Then he climbed the slippery, wind-tossed pole to his partner's dangling body and tried to,give him artificial respiration. When help arrived Finks was taken to a hospital. He was dead.when he got there. Finks and Brown were well known as team of linemen in Central Ohio where they worked for the Ohio Midland Light and Power Co. — Finks for nearly half a century, Brown for 30 years. They both- were eligible for retirement and had "planned to quit but somehow never quite got around to "it." They had had their brushes with death before. About a -year ago, Finks got some "pretty bad burns." Brown was hurt last month when his spurs slipped and drove his shoulder against a pole. Both times, one helped the other to safety. But now that Finks is gone, Brown says he is retiring. "That was my last day," he j says. "I'm v not going back any more." McMATH U.5. (Continued from Page 1) Atlantic." The Conservative Daily Telegraph echoed what it regarded as the essence of President Eisenhower's news conference comment yesterday — that "there is no sense in criticizing when you nave no alternative to offer." Canberra, Australia LP—Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies warned his country today not to forget. "Communist aggression or defense preparations which that aggression renders necessary." In a statement on the Indochina cease-fire, the Prime Minister said "our security in Australia depends upon converting the temporary halt into a permanent one." Gruenwald Indicted WASHINGTON (ff) — Henry W. (The Dutchman 1 ) Gruenwald reputed Washington wire-puller, was indicted here today on charges that he lied repeatedly in denying tax- fixing activities under the Truman administration. Blytheville Boy Critically III with Tetanus Melvin King, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse King of Blytheville. was reported in critical condition with tetanus in Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis yesterday. The child has been hospitalized for II 'days. STATISTICS SHOW: LAND WITHOUT IRRIGATION Fast Becoming Unprofitable In this area practically all land suitable for farming is now being utilized so that more farms are impracticable . .. but we can IMPROVE THE LAND WE HAVE! If you are considering irrigation, and you must if you are to continue to farm profitably, I can save you money on the final purchase of your equipment through running the levels of your farm and giving you a blue print for your irrigation system. J* W. Meyer, Civil Engineer P.O. Box 778 — BlythtvilJt, Ark. 12 Years experience in Land Irrigation CONTESTS ORANGE 300 9-piece FLASH CAMERA SETS 150 MOTOROLA PORTABLE CLOCK RADIOS lorttriti, AC w DC Drink taste-tingling SUN CREST! Thei finish this statement-"SUNCREST ORANGE is best because ..." in 25 words or less. Use entry blank below or any sheet of paper. Sign your full name and address and enclose 3 SUNCREST Bottle Tops Send to: SUNCREST CONTEST P.O. 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Anyone may enter except employees of the __«_—., National NuGrapc Company, their bottlers, advertising agency or their families. U« this entry blank, any sheet of paper or an entry blank from your SunCrest dealer. Entries judged on basis of originality, sine;: Uy «nd aptness of thought. Judges' decisions are final. Duplicate prizes awarded in case of ties. Addrtit. City .Stole. SINGAPORE OB — Malaya's two biggest newspapers viewed the Indochina armistice today with mixed emotions. Said the European-owned Straits Times of Singapore: "Half of Indochina is abandoned to Communist domination. The Indochina agreement ends a war but does not give Southeast Asia peace . . . The stability and security of Asia depend more than ever on an effective organization against aggression." The Chinese - owned Singapore Standard commented editorially: •'The armistice in Indochina brings peace not only to the peoples of Indochina but acts as a shield against those irresponsible people who see another war as a solution to our problems." Church of God Here To Conduct Revival A revival will be conducted at the Church of God, beginning Sunday night and continuing each night at 7:30 for an indefinite period, it was announced today by the Rev. Floyd L. Ramsey, pastor. The Rev. John Best of Flippin will conduct the services, which will include congregational singing. The revival is open to the public, the Rev. Mr. Ramsey said. House Rejects Postal Rote Hike WASHINGTON (J)—House mem- 1 rs, after rebuffing the Eisenhower administration's bid for higher postal rates, raced today to force bef ore-adjournment action on a controversial pay raise for half a million Post Office employes. Administration leaders lost out yesterday in an all-or-nothing effort to pass a one-package bill to boost, postage charges by 233 millions a year and postal workers' pay by 5 per cent. Brought up under procedure requiring a two-thirds majority for approval, the measure mustered a 228-171 vote, 38 short of the needed majority. Man Says He's 'Phantom Killer' SHREVEPORT, La. «l — A tall, burn-scarred ex-soldier says he is the notorious phantom slayer who terrorized a four-state area around Texarkana, Tex.-Ark., in 1946. The 36-year-old Stamps, Ark., man walked into Shreveport police headquarters late last night and said he wanted to confess, police reported, because his "conscience was bothering him." Five persons were killed by the phantom in the spring of 1946 and no trace of the slayer was ever found. v Athlete Probe to Bring Stricter. Army Rule WASHINGTON (R — An Army spokesman and Rep. Hess (R- Ohio) agreed today that some military regulations are going to see stiffer enforcement because of a congressional probe of reported coddling of athletes in the Army. But Brig. Gen. Herbert B. Powell, "'deputy director of Army personnel, disputed a finding by the Ho 1 2 armed services subcommittee Hess heads thai sports favoritism existed "upon a widespread basis." /'There were a few cases of overzealous commanders who made mistakes," Powelll said, "but corrective measures were taken in each case." (Continued from Page 1) do with the campaign," he said. "I went to Washington to try to help get a W/ 2 million dollar loan for the Ozark plant." "And who did I find there opposing it?" "Your senior senator," The senior senator, of course, is John L. McClellan, whom McMath hopes to defeat for a third term Democratic nomination at the pre- • ferential primary next Tuesday. Continuing his questions and self- answers, McMath said: "Who was your senior senator representing?" "Who but the power trust." The line of attack, delivered in the city McClellan now calls home, was a familiar one. McMath repeatedly has accused McClellan of being the willing tool of the "interests" — power, oil, Eastern financiers and others. He made the same charges last night, but varied his verbal assault by calling, by name, for th$ first time, the National Association\ of Manufacturers as a group he said McClellan went along with. He said the "powerful" NAM" wanted the Social Security program destroyed. And that, he said, was right down McClellan's alley. McClellan, he charged, has consistently voted against expansion of Social Security. McMath said there was one exception: McClellan voted to place members of Congress under Social Security. And, he added in an earlier speech at Fordyce, "the senior senator's been going all over the state complaining how tired he is. "Since he's under Social Security we should give him a vacation come next Tuesday." McMath was introduced by William I. Purifoy, Camden attorney, as "your next U. S. senator from Arkansas." McMath apologized to his audience on the courthouse square for having come to town the sam« night a rally for district and county candidates wag being held near Camden. He said he didn't discover the conflict until he already was at Camden. WHAT ABOUT YOUR FUTURE?? We are looking- for a mon or woman, are 30 to 60, with car, some sales experience, ambitious and friendly, who will make this position a career. You will be calling on business firms only. You furnish the effort. We furnish the essentials. We are a AAA-1 rated advertisLnf company leading the field in Community-Relations Service so vital today. We offer top commission paid in full each week with a plan to help you jret started, year-end bonus and other incentives. Exclusive territory, plus established business. Write to District Mpr. M. B. Frank, P. O. Box 4250, Memphis, Tenn. 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