The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 24, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 24, 1954
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•ATURDAY, JULY 24, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Wheat Growers On 19 55's Crop Margin of Vote/ However, Is the 'Thinnest Ever' By GORDON BROWN WASHINGTON <£) — The nation's wheat growers have voted once again to accept controls on their next year's crop — but the margin was the thinnest ever. The outcome means the government will continue paying high support prices for wheat — somewhere between 75 and 90 per cent of parity. The rate is not yet decided. But it also means that, in Secretary of Agriculture Benson's own terms, controls on what the farmer can plant in, 1955 will be the toughest ever. Growers supporting controls cast 73.3 per cent of the vote in yesterday's referendum, the Agriculture Department calculated early today. Since a favorable vote of 66.7 per cent was needed to continue controls, the margin was thin indeed — much slimmer than was expected from advance indications. Some 267,000 farmers voted—a light turnout. Nearly a million were eligible by virtue of planting more than 15 acres of wheat. The outcome was in doubt until North Dakota came in with a whopping majority of "yes" votes. — 46,206 to 2,073. Support Would Have Dropped Had controls been rejected, the support price of wheat would have dropped to 50 per cent of parity— the standard said by law to give farmers a fair return for their produce compared with their production costs. But farmers would have been able to grow as much wheat as they wished. The "yes" vote means high supports but stricter-than-usual controls on what farmers can plant. The referendum was held under a law which provides for rigid acreage controls whenver the supply of wheat on hand is above "normal." H was the smallest "yes" percentage ever rolled up in a wheat program referendum and compares with 87.2 per cent favorable last year, 82.4 per cent in 1942 and 81 per cent in 1941, The unofficial totals — complete, official figures won't be available for three or four weeks — show that 195,801 farmers voted for the control program and 71,303 against. One year ago the vote was 390,221 "yes" and 57,221 "no."- Rhee to Seek U.S. Aid SEOUL W—South Korean President Sygman Rhee flies to Washington tomorrow to seek from President Eisenhower more economic and military aid for his divided land. M'Carthy Won't Ask Pentagon To Okay Aides for Secret Data Obituary Bv G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON (ff) —An angry Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) said today he will no longer ask the Pentagon to okay any of his aides for access to secret information. McCarthy's declaration came on the heels of a new Defense Department refusal to clear Thomas W. LaVenia, a McCarthy appointee on the Senate Investigations subcommittee staff, for access to classified documents, or to explain its reasons for withholding clearance. AND LaVenia, telling his side of the story to his Senate bosses, reported he believes his Pentagon turndown stems from FBI reports about a Secret Service role he played in 1943 in investigating an alleged plot against President Franklin. D. Roosevelt. He thinks he performed a playboy role so well it was misunderstood by investigators. LaVenia and one other are the only two subcommittee, staff members said to have been refused clearance after it was asked of the Defense Department. The other, Donald A. Surine, was switched by Chairman McCarthy from the subcommittee to the senator's own office payroll. But after the new Pentagon turndown on LaVenia, McCarthy told newsmen today: ''I don't intend to ask for any clearance from the Defense Department for anyone [else." LaVenia gave a sworn statement at a closed subcommittee session yesterday. McCarthy lien announced the group had "agreed" without a formal vote to keep La- Venia on the staff, but to assign him to work in which,he would not have access to classified documents unless and until he does WHO'S THAT?—It's Charles Brightup, of Liberal, Kans., and his new pal, the owl. The 12- year-old boy found the prairie owl while mowing the lawn and despite the owl's look they get along fine together. get clearance. He now is assistant counsel and office manager. Wilber M. Brucker, general counsel to the Defense Department, brought the subcommittee Word of the new refusals to clear or tell why. He told reporters he had explained to the subcommittee in the closed meeting the derogatory information about LaVenia came from the FBI and that Justice Department rules forbid disclosure of tbe details. LaVenia said he told the subcommittee that he was once selected by the Secret Service, which operates under the Treasury Department, to "act as a playboy and man about town." He^said this was a part of an investigation of a reported plot against the secu- r'ty of Roosevelt. '"•My guess is that the FBI went up there (to Hyde Park, N. Y., Roosevelt's home) and heard reports that LaVenia was a playboy, and put some of the details in a report as Was their duty, and i'nif is now being held against me," LaVenia said. ATOMIC Texan Confesses To 'Dresser Drawer 1 Killing ST. LOUIS UP)—Victor Lively, 32- year-old Texan who admits the "dresser-drawer slaying of a teen -age girl in an Indianapolis hotel, will be returned to the . scene of the crime today. Lively, in a signed statement yesterday, admitted killing 18-year -old Dorothy Poore three hours after he was seized by two St. Louis County deputy sheriffs while walking on a highway. Deputies said Lively told them he became enraged when the girl protested about his drinking and that he choked her "three or four minutes until she was dead." The body of the Clinton, Ind., high school graduate was discovered in a dresser drawer at the Claypool Hotel in Indianapolis last Sunday, three days after she was slain. It was clad in bra, panties and slip. The two detectives brought Bruno Widmen, 30-year-old Claypool Hotel bellhop with them and said he identified Lively as the man who registered at the hotel under the name of "Jack O'Shea." Postmaster Job At Driver Open A Civil Sendee, examination to fill the position of postmaster at Driver has been announced by the Civil Service Commission. Driver is a fourth-class post-office. Annual salary lor the position is $2,177. Applicants must reside within the territory supplied by the post office. Age limits, waived for persons entitled to veteran's preference, are from 21 to 65. Information may be obtained at the Driver post office or from the Civil Service Commission in Washington. D. C. Applications must be filed with the commisson and must be postmarked not later than Aug. 17, according to the announcement. Guerrilla Toll: 155 TUNIS, Tunisia (#>)—French Authorities said today political murder and guerrilla warfare in Tunisia have cost 155 lives in the past four months. Fire for the Birds COLBY, Kan. Uft — When a call came from the downtown district, the city's entire fire department responded. The blaze in a nest built by sparrows in a neon sign was put out quickly. (.Continued from Page 1) revise the original 1946 atomic energy law to allow a limited sharing of atomic information with U.S. Allies and to let private industry enter the field of peacetime atomic power development. Ruling the floor with a tight hand, House GOP leaders: 1. Knocked down on a standing 172-115 vote an amendment to nullify Eisenhower's disputed directive to have the Atomic Energy Commission contract for new private power faculties in the Tennessee Valley area. 2. Defeated 161-118 a proposal to allow the government to build and operate atomic power plants, if Congress provides funds. A similar amendment carried in the Senate over leadership protests, 45-41. 3. Approved tentatively 137-113, then on a formal rollcall vote 203159, an amendment to grant normal patent rights for new nonmilitary atomic developments not conceived or executed under government auspices. This took the place of Eisenhower's original proposal that patentable improvements during the next five years be shared for a fee with all qualified applicants. 4. Refused to give the President more leeway to negotiate for an international atomic pool to help backward nations, and retained clauses giving Congress close control of what he does. Manila Baptists To Have Revival MANILA — The First Baptist Church here will begin revival services tomorrow with Evangelist Owen Sherrill. pastor of the First Baptist Church of Charleston, Mo., preaching. Hubert .Polsgrove of Blytheville will lead singing. Services will be held daily at 8 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. The Rev. Mr . Sherrill has spoken at several county meetings. The revival meetings, which will contniue through Aug. 1, will be open to the public. Drought Status Asked LITTLE ROCK Ark. <ff>) — Gov. Cherry has asked President Eisenhower to designate Arkansas an emergency drought area. Services for Mrs. Dorothy Mae McMurty, 23, of Memphis, formerly of Blytheville, will be conducted at 3 p. m. in the Church of Christ here by the Rev. Tommy McClure, pastor. Mrs. McMurty died at 11:30 yesterday morning in Memphis Baptist Hospital following an illness of three months. She moved to Memphis with her husband, Milton. E. McMurty, two years ago. Survivors along with her husband are her parents, Mrs. Nova Martin of Ft. Smith and Lawrence Godwin, Sr., of Oklahoma: two sisters, Mrs. Luella Rye of Ft. Smith and Mrs. Jennie Lee Hrival of Rockford, HI., and a brother, Lawrence Godwin, Jr., with the Marines in Japan, now on his way to this country. Pallbearers will be Howard Jackson, Roland Rye, Ellis Gunter, Virgil Cochran, Bennie Cook and Harold Sudbury. Holt Funeral Home is in charge. Rites Monday For Mrs. Minyard Services for Mrs, Lula Mae Minyard, who died Thursday at her home near Dell after a two-month illness, will be conducted Monday morning at 11 a.m. at the Baptist Church in Dell by the Rev. Bill Depriest. Burial will be. in charge of the Cobb Funeral Home at Elmwood Cemetery. The church was incorrectly reported to the Courier yesterday as the Methodist. BLESSING THE FAITHFUL—This unusual photo shows Pope Pius XII standing before his gestatoriai chair as he is carried into one of the Vatican's apostolic halls to bless crowds gathered there. The Pope will retire to his summer palace shortly. South Carolina Girl Winner Of 'Miss Universe' Crown (Continued from Page 1) firmed. Decline Comment Colonial officials and airline spokesmen refused comment. The attacking planes apparently were based on Hainan, where the Chinese Reds have several military air fields. Commercial airline routes from Malaya, Indochina and Thailand to Hong Kong normally detour this island to the seaward side, but lately some planes have cut the detour short and flown up the east coast of Hainan just sources here said. offshore, Guard Says John Fled Voluntarily A West Berlin cus- BERLIN tom guard said today '.Vest Germany's missing security chief, Dr. Quo John, told him Tuesday night at the East ozne border he was going behind the Iron Curtain voluntarily. The guard told police he had stopped a car with John and a West Berlin friend, Dr. Wolfgang Wohlgemuth, for a routine check at the British sector border and had given them the customary Since the Communists tradition- j warning: "You are now crossing ally use 12 miles as the territorial j iato the Soviet sector." limit this practice would involve ! Both men laughed at his warn- scme nst * 1*°-% and replied: "That's where Tiiorburn, an accountant in the chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, said his wife was semi- we are heading. We are going to the Charite Hospital," the guard said. Police said they believed the J cials who were friendly with John. Pressure for a full inquiry into the apparent defection of John has mounted since the Soviet zone radio claimed last night he had voluntarily fled behind the Iron Curtain. Corporation Tax Rate Suggested Firms paying corporation taxes advised by the Bureau of Internal Revenue today to'file returns for this fiscal year based on the old 52 per cent tax rate rather than on the 42 per cent rate which went into effect April 1. This, SIR officials explained, isj because the proposed 1954 Code, if j approved, would restore this cut) retroactively. Hence ,is the 42 per cent rate were used and the code was approved, an amended return and additional payment would be 1 necessary. Should the 42 percent rate be retained, corporation taxpayers who used the -,52 per cent rate could then file for a refund. IB officials also announced that firms whose fiscal year '"straddles" April 1 can obtain an automatic 90-day extension by filing form 7004. If the first installment, based on the 52 per cent rate, accompanies form 7004, no interest penalty will be assessed. LONG BEACH, Calif W — A freckled daughter of the Confederacy, who has more curves than the Dixie highway, today holds the twin titles of Miss U. S. A. and Miss Universe. Miriam Stevenson, a 21-year-old college senior from " Winnsboro, S. C.. last night made, the first grand sweep in the three-year history of the international beauty contest. . Runners-up to the winsome Southern lass were Maria Martha Rocha of Brazil, Vriginia June Lee of Hong Kong, Regina Ernst of Breme. Germany, and Ragnhild Clausson of Sweden-in that order. Miss Stevenson not only was voted the world's most beautiful woman but also got back her luggage. lost ever since she arrived here a week ago yesterday. She said that first of all "I want to thank South Carolina for giving i me the opportunity to come here." j Then to reporters she said: j "If you-all evah come down to I South Carolina, I'll cook you the j biggest heapin' plate of corn pone, I hominy grits an' ham hocks you i evah saw." i She said her victory came as a complete surprise to her. "When I came here I wanted very much to win/ 7 she added, "but when I saw all these beautiful girls from all over the world all I could do was hope." The runners-up took defeat smilingly, especially Miss Rocha. Who had been widely considered the favorite to. win. Heretofore the pageant has produced two winners- Miss U. S. A, and Miss Universe. Miss Stevenson has blue eyes blond hair, stands 5 feet 6 and weights 120. She measures 36 inches at the bust and hips and 24 inches at the waist. conscious when she arrived here | statement of me ^u ard% wilo was last night. i not identified. - • He quoted her as saying the air- j chancellor Konrad Adenauer has liner was attacked fay other planes j orc j ere ci a sweeping loyalty inves- buc she could nor. identify the at-1 ugation of all West German oifi- tackers, 6 Americans Aboard Six Americans were among the 18 persons aboard the plane, five of them members of the L. L. Parish family of Iowa Park. Tex.. en route from Bandoeng, Java, to visit his parents. Mrs. Parish and her daughter, Valerie, -were among the rescued. So wa s P- S. Thatcher of Stongington, Conn. In addition to the five passengers and three crewmen rescued, the body of a young Chinese woman was recovered by the rescue plane. Eyewitnesses aboard a commercial plane who saw the Skymaster ditch said three survivors were picked up by a small boat from Hainan. If they were, they presumably are in Communist hands. The plane went down with one I engine -afire and sank within a minute after hitting the water a short distance off Hainan. When the rescue plane landed here last night the injured were hustled, off to hospitals and no interviews were permitted. American crewmen aboard the plane have not been -allowed to talk with newsmen. Bubble Colors Colors in a soap bubble are caused by interference of the light rays reflected from the inner and outer surfaces of the wall of the bubble. Officer Is Acquitted For Mass Punishment , FT. DIX, N. J. (IP)—-A combat- tested infantry officer today stood vendicated of charges he permitted trainees of his command to be held at ramrod-straight attention for nearly an hour in 92-degree heat. A special court-martial board of eight fellow officers cleared Lt. Robert S. Morgan of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., of the allegation yesterday after he denied having had anything to do with the June 21 incident. Six Die in Blaze NEWPORT, Ark. (JP) — Six Negros—five of them small children— died .early this morning in the flames of their burning home at Diaz, Ark., about three miles north of here. BfG WATERMELONS ICE COLD 2'/ic Lb. — Hot 2c Lb. PEACHES & PLUMS $2.29 Bushel Red Triumph POTATOES 100 $$50 Peck £QC J 1C No. 1 A Size .. Ibs. V W LB. 1 * 2 BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET Main St.Wholesale or Retail STATISTICS SHOW: LAND WITHOUT IRRIGATION Fast Becoming Unprofitab 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! Have A Competent Engineer Run A Survey On Your Land 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 — Blythtvillt, Ark. 12 Years experience in Land Irrigation Skin Diver Sets World's Enduronce Record: Underwater for 24 Hours MIAMI, Fla. UP! — Skin diver Ed Fisher holds the world endurance record for camping on the ocean floor 24 hours 2 minutes. He was still a bit tired today from the unusual underwater experience, but apparently suffered no lasting ill effects. The lanky 26-year-old, a native of New York, said he did not intend to repeat the experiment in the near future. But he and his surface associates were jubilant over the outcome. Fisher popped to the surface at 3:10 p.m. EST yesterday after spending a trifle more than 24 hours on the floor of a coral reef canyon 30 feet below the sea off Key Largo. His skin was blue and wrinkled like a prune. His head and stomach ached and he drank lots of water. There was a time earlier in the day when he thought he wouldn't make it. During the night hours the water sapped his body warmth and he felt cold and sick. "Don't think I can stay down more than another ur," he told companions in boats above him in a message written with a grease pencil on slate. But the sun soon warmed him up and he stuck it out. Fisher began his free dive at 3:08 p.m. Thursday and had no direct connection •with the aii'y world above him. He hung his camping equipment on coral pinnacles and pushed friendly fish aside. Once a shark, described by Fisher's companions as "half as big as a submarine," swam slowly overhead, eyed the strange goings on in his domain curiously, then went his way. Fisher drank soup, ate candy, and for breakfast shot a fish with his water spear gun, sliced it and chewed it raw. The endurance dive was to test a "Div-Air," a newly designed underwater breathing apparatus similar to the French aqualung. A face mask covered Fisher's eyes and nose but left his mouth free. Fisher breathed air from a tank on his back through a tube in his .mouth. He removed the mouthpiece long enough to swallow a morsel of food or sip water or soup from a bottle. The food and fresh tanks of air were brought down to him bv associates. Live WW2 Bomb Found VERONA, Italy(/Pj—A live 250- pound World War n bomb was found today under the tracks at the railroad station here. The station manager said thousands of trains had passed over it. Complete Garage Equipment- Repossessed 2 Battery Chargers Hydraulic Jack Electric Welder (Glen Roberts) Valve Grinder Growler Armature Tack Armature Low Voltage Tester Two Timing Lights 2 Battery Cell Testers Acetylene Torch and Tips (Complete Unit) 8-Inch Bench Grinder Tap and Die Set 1 Set Micrometers Reamers (Assorted SU«s) Vise Welding Stand i}i-Ton Hoist Axle Threader Assorted Sockets * Handle Ratchets 11/32" to IVi" Box & Open End Wrenches 11/32" to 114" Assorted Chisels <t Punches, Screw Drivers Z Grease Guns Creeper Electric Drill 1 Allstate Enirine Tester 3 Pipe Wrenches Ridge Reamer Valve Lifter & Guide Remover Miscellaneous Body Tools Miscellaneous Hammers 2 "C" Clamps Spray Gun Hydraulic Jack 2 Boomers 2 Ring Squeezers Square Lug: Wrench, Groove Cleaner Stand Tie Rod Remover, Tin Snip* Chopping Axe Truck Winch A. C. DUCLOS Rt. 1 Box 159 Phone 1092-R4 Osceola, Ark. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT. MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Francis Hindmon, Pltf. vs. No T. C. Hindmon, Dft. The defendant, T. C. Hindmon, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Francis Hindmon. Dated this 1st day of July, 1954. SEAL OERALDINE LISTON. Clerfc. By VIRGINIA WALTON, D. C. Claude F. Cooper, Atty. for Pltf. Ed B. Cook, Atty. Ad Litem. 7/3-10-17-24 Tonight! Hear United States Senator JOHN L McCLELLAN 8:30 P.M. Statt Widt Radio Network From Hot Springs Tune-In To Tour N«*re»t Station Pol. Adv. Paid By Tmt Henderson, Chna. MOX -Theatre- 7* On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 SaU. £un. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen AIR CONDITIONED FOR YOUR COMFORT SATURDAY Double Feature "RIDERS OF BLACK RIVER" With Charles Starrett & Sons Of The Pioneers -AND- //i FORT ALGERS" With Yvonne Carlos DeCARLO & THOMPSON Also Cartoon & Serial to® OWL SHOW TONIGHT! Our Sat. Owl Show Starts 11:30 p. m. 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