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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE French, Vietminh Order Fighting Halted in Indochina fcy FORREST EDWARDS HANOI, Indochina (AP) — The French and the Vietminh ordered firing stopped in part of Indochina today — 7 years, 7 months and 8 days after Moscow-trained Ho Chi Minn's rebel legions attacked Hanoi. The truce negotiated at the Ge- The marchers to the sea must be neva conference became effective past Hai Duong, midway on the in North Viet Nam and its rich Red River delta at 8 a.m. (8 p.m., EST, yesterday). The armistice is schedr'sd to spread gradually over the four other sectors of the war-ravaged Southeast Asic. land, becoming effective on Aug. 1 in Central Vie Nam, Aug. 6 in Laos, Aug. 7 in Commodity And Stock Markets— Obituary Cambodia and Aug. Viet, Nam. 11 in South Hanoi's big guns roared sporadically throughout the night before the cease-fire became effective and the Vietminh kept up pressure on outlying posts manned by Vietnamese units. In recent days the Reds have concentrated on such posts in an apparent effort to encourage desertions and prevent the native troops from moving south with the departing French. No Large Fights There were . no early reports, however, of any large-scale .fights in the last hours before the truce time. There was n$> certainty that the killing and wounding had stopped in North Viet Nam. This was a cease-fire, not a signed peace. Mines sowed along the roads and paths and in the rice fields may take their toll for months. No one could be certain that all the thousands .of Communist-led Vietminh guerrillas or all the irregulars loyal to the French-supported Viet Nam government had received the stop-fighting word or would obey it. Many observers believe it will be a matter of only two to four years before communism engulfs all of Viet Nam and perhaps Laos and Cambodia as well. The cease-fire agreement provides for internationally supervised elections in July 1956 to unify Viet Nam. The French commander in the North, Gen. Rene Cogny, said recently he believed South Viet Nam could be defended militarily against the reds, but he only shrugged when asked about the political prospects. Many French civilian officials here share Cogny's doubts of the future. Evacuation Task With the cease-fire, Cogny turned his effort to the mammoth task of moving his thousands of French and Vietnamese troops from their shrunken sector of the northern delta to the southern holding left to the Viet Nam government headed by ex-Emperor Bao Dai. The Vietminh were expected to take control rapidly of the territory being evacuated. The first phases of the military withdrawal began with the armistice hour. Companies began falling back to their battalion headquarters areas in . preparation for a progressive withdrawal to the port of Haiphong. By Aug. 11 Cogny must have soldiers and civilians being evacuated from north, west and south of Hanoi massed in a 10-mile zone around the North Indochina capital, once the official seat of French power in the Far East. They must be out of the Hanoi area within 80 days from today. route, 20 days after that. The evacuees have 300 days from today to quit their Haiphong beachhead, destined to be the last French foot hold in North -Viet Nam. Not all the Vietnamese troops will be moving south. The French admitted yesterday that a number of the native soldiers were pulling out of their posts and disappearing, presumably returning to their homes in hopes the Vietminh would forgive and forget. Air, Sea Lift French officials also pushed plans to move hundreds of thousands of French and Vietnamese civilians southward, as many as want to get away. They planned to begin a combined sea and air lift tomorroxv and predicted it would be taking 5,000 persons daily. It was an hour of triumph for Ho Chi Minh and the Reds, an hour of bitter defeat for the French and the anti-Communist world. Under the terms of the Geneva agreement, Ho and his Vietminh get control of almost 78,000 square miles of Viet Nam's total 127,380. In that northern portion live between 11 and 12 million people. Each side had paid a heavy price for the result. Though the French officially put the total of military casualties on both sides at around 320,000, unofficial sources figured them at close to 800,000 dead, wounded or missing. Of these, 173,000 were French Union Vietnamese troops. The Vietminh dead and wounded were estimated at 600,000. There was no estimate of civilian asualties. In money and materials, the war cost France and the United States some 10 billion dollars. The ceasefire will be supervised y a commission made up of India, Poland and Canada, with India as chairman. An official of the Indian Foreign Ministry announced in Delhi today that his government has invited the other two commission members as well as 'ranee, Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia and the Vietminh to meet at ,n "early date" in the Indian cap- tal to discuss arrangements for the group. , New York Cotton (ll:tt quotations) Oct 3447 3447 3439 Dec 3467 3468 3460 Mch 3484 3486 3480 May 3487 3493 3485 N«w Orleans Cotton Oct 3444 3445 3440 Dec 3464 3465 3459 Mch 3486 3488 3481 May 3492 3495 3487 3444 3466 3487 3491 3440 3462 3486 3493 Chicago Soybeans Sept ... 323 Vt 323y 4 318 V> Nov ... 299% 299% 293 % Jan ... 300 303% 296% Mch ... 302 305% 299y 4 3011/4 304 Chicago Wheat Sept ... 311% 211 7 / 8 215% 215% Dec 208 V 4 2121/4 212% Chicago Corn Sept ... 1651/2 165y 8 163% 1631A Dec ... 162 162y 4 . 158 15814 New York Stocks (12:45 quotation*) A T and T 173y 4 Amer Tobacco 59% Anaconda Copper 3914 Beth Steel "7614 Coca-Cola " 118y> Chrysler 62% Gen __ Electric 44% Gen "Motors 81 Montgomery Ward 67 y 8 N Y Central 21% Int Harvester 32 Republic Steel 61 y 4 Radio 34y 8 Socony Vacuum 42% Studebaker Standard of N J , Texas Corp , Sears U S Steel Rites Tomorrow For G. F. Lowery Graveside services for Getorge Francis Lowery, 81, former Manila resident whom moved to St. Louis, Mo., six months ago, will be conducted at 10 a. m. tomorrow at Manila Cemetery by the Rev. T. J. Richardson. Mr. Lowery, who died in St Louis yesterday morning, was born in Herring, 111. He had been sick two days. Survivors include three sons, Lewis Lowery of St. Louis, Tonie Lowery of Oklahoma City., and Alfred Lowery of Laporte, Colo. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. U.S. 87y 4 W/2 65% 55 Sou Pac 44y 8 Fulbright-Hill Amendment To A-Law Defeated WASHINGTON (& — An amendment proposed by Sens. Fulbright (D-Ark) and Hill (D-Ala) which would have set aside money received by the Atomic Energy Commission from licensing or the sale of materials for educational purposes, was defeated in a Senate rollcall vote last night. The vote was 55-25. Fulbright had called the proposed amendment an adaption of the Hill "oil for education" amendment — which was a proposal last year to earmark revenues from off-shore oil fields for education. Livestock NATIONAL "STOCKYARDS, El. LR—(USDA) — Hogs 8,000; fairly active; steady to 25 higher than yesterday's average; sows mostly sharing advance; bulk choice 180250 Ib 22.25-60; largely 22.50 for 200-240 Ib; several loads mostly choice No. 1 and 2 22.65; 35 head 22.75; 250-270 Ib 21.50-22.25; 270-300 Ib 19.75-21.50; 150-170 Ib. 20.2522.25; 120-140 Ib 17.25-19.50; sows 400 Ib down 16.00-18.25; heavier sows 12.75-15.25; boars 9.50-16.00. Cattle 7,000, calves 1,800; opening slow, a few high choice yearlings and mixed butcher offerings near steady but undertone easier; cows comprising 16 per cent of receipts, finding good demand and strong selling; utility and commercial cows 10.00-12.50; canners and cutters 7.50-10.00; with strong cutters to 10.50; bulls unchanged; utility and commercial bulls 11.5013.00;, canner and cutter bulls 8.00- 1LOO; vealers steady; commercial to low choice kinds showing firmer; few high choice and prime vealers 19.00-20.00; good and choice 14.00-18.00; commercial and low good 10.00-13.00. ELECTION (Continued from Page 1) Company, 112; Noble Gill Pontiac Company, 66. Ward Three — Fire Station No. 2, 89. Ward Four — Moore Brothers Store, 22. Polls will close at 6:30 p.m. (Continued from Page 1) survivors of the British plane. Chairmen of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees urged colleagues to let the White House and State Department call the signals. Discussion Planned Sen. Wiley (R-Wis) announced the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which he heads probably will discuss the situation during the week with Secretary .of State Dulles. Wiley said his advice, meanwhile, is 'that "this should be left in the hands of the executive" and that official Washington should "not fly off the handle." He said the Red shootings "did not create a new. situation — wp have been at war with the Chinese Communists for years in Korea." "But if these conditions persist," he said, "I personally feel we should indicate we are ready to protect our rights on the sea lanes of the world, and that we will not tolerate interference with those rights." Sen. Saltonstall (R-Mass), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told newsmen the incident "shows the Communists, either Chinese or Russia, haven't changed their spots." "Spoiling- For Fight" Rep. A. L. Miller (R-Neb) said in a separate interview that "it looks like somebody is spoiling for a fight and I don't like it." "I don't think we are justified," he said, "in bringing our planes, ships and personnel to patrol the coast of China to protect British shipping and planes. Let Britain do it." Sen. Symington (D-Mo) told the Senate that "I do not believe we are taking adequate steps to defend ourselves" in the face of what he termed growing strength of the Communists. Rep. Judd (R-Minn) said he saw "cold calculation" by the Reds in the attacks and he added: "It was an attempt to follow up the Indochina caese-fire by trying to push our face in the dirt. The "Reds apparently do not realize that they can push us only so far before we will strike back." The Navy Department, meanwhile, reported American carrier planes were continuing to patrol the skies around Hainan Island, searching for possible additional survivors from the British airliner which was downed Friday. 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Insist on concrete to get the greatest pavement value for your money: PORTLAND CIJMINT ASSOCIATION f U Fall* ftldf., MempMi 3, Term. A nationol organization to improve ond extend »he uses of portland cement and concrete through scientific reieorch and engineering field work CONCRETE |$ THE IOW ANNUAL-COST PAVEMENT U.S. Agent In Germany Kills Self BERLIN (# —An American coun- termtelhgence agent, known to be a friend of missing West German security chief Otto John, has committed suicide in his Berlin quarters, it was learned today. Fellow officers found the man, a naturalized American with the rank of captain in the Counterintelligence Corps, mortally wounded in his billet near the American Army hospital last Friday. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The Army has withheld announcement of his identity until the family is notified. Rumors that the agent was being questioned and that he was suspected of disloyalty were flatly denied by U.S. authorities today. A senior officer said a complete inquiry shows the man to be above suspicion. Officers said the agent had known Dr. John, former chief of the West German Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution, for some time. The agent shot himself the day after John's disappearance in the Soviet sector was made public. Time' Limit Extended On Postal Applications Applications are still being received at Blythevffle Post Office for the position of substitute clerk and carrier, Postmaster Ross Stevens said today. Earlier, the Post Office had announced that applications would not be received after July 27. That time, he stated, has been extended indefinitely. Transport Goes 550 MPH SEATTLE (£•>—Speeds of 550 miles per hour, four fifths the speed of sound, have been attained by America's first jet transport- tanker, the Boeing firm announced. The company said testing of the big four-jet plane, the 707, is progressing "extremely well" and a~ head of schedule. The 15-million-dollar plane climbed to 42,000 feet and reached a maximum speed of 550 miles per hour On its third flight, July 19. £V' 'MISS SEAMS'-^Jean Stuart, of Miami, shows the latest fad along Florida beaches — it's opera length hose worn with a bathing suit. The girls claim they smooth out the curves. Siamese Twins Born To Negro At Pine Bluff PINE BLUFF. Ark. (•?}—Siamese twin girls, born yesterday afternoon to a Pine Bluff Negro couple, probably cannot be separated, a Pine- Bluff physician said today. Dr. C. A. Flowers, Negro doctor who examined the girls after birth, said that the babies are in good health, but declared that the case "looked imoperable." The infants have not been put in an incubator. Virgil Johnson, wife of a munitions worker at Pine Bluff Ar- No Peace and Quiet For Cows Hear Jet Base — Farmers Sue U.S. GLENDALE, Ariz, tffl — The United States was sued for $350,000 damages yesterday by a group of farmes who claim cows won't produce near the end of a jet base runway. Because of the nearness of Luke Air Force Base and its jet planes, the farmers protested: Dairy cows give less milk and the butterfat content is reduced. Beef cattle don't eat properly and it takes one third longer now to fatten them for market. The farm houses are unsafe and noisy. Farm workers' efficiency is cut by 25 per cent, and they live and work "in fear "of death." WASHINGTON (ft — Undersecretary of Agriculture True Morrli yesterday assured Sen. Fulbright (D-Ark) that it was only a matter of time until Arkansas is declared a drought disaster area. Fulbright conferred with Morris on the plight of Arkansas farmers caused by the extended hot, dry weather. President Eisenhower was asked Friday by Govk Cherry to declart e state a drought disaster area. 7sf Woman Diplomat Dies COPENHAGEN. Denmark (ff)— Mrs. Ruth Bryan Rohde, America's first woman diplomat, diedi yesterday after a heart attack, j She was 68. j Mrs. Rohde, daughter of the late j William Jennings Bryan and a' forme." XT. S. congresswoman, served as U. S. minister to Denmark from 1P33 to 1936. Autos Collide Here Foy Etchinson af Blytheville and Dr. J. L. Tidwell of Deli were in- , volved in a traffic accident yester- j day afternoon at Second and Main, causing some damage to both cars, according to police reports, senal, gave birth to the twins at. 3:07 yesterday afternoon and was " ,ter taken to Davis Hospital. She' has already returned to her home. Joined at the upper abdomen and chest, face to face, the twins weigh a total of 9% pounds. They have not been named. Dr. Flowers said the birth was normal. Husbands! Wives! 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Application is for permit to b« issued for operation beginning on the 26th day of July, 1954, and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1955. MR. AND MRS. GEORGE JOHNS, Applicants. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 26th day of Julv, 1954. ELIZABETH MASON, Notary Public, SEAL , , . My Commission expires: 4-26-58. TERMINIX Bruce Termini* Company Memphis, Ten*. F. O. Box 127f Phone 92-3531 ff on an Hours \4cation! To be honest with you, we're not certain where he's going. He may be journeying to a branch office of his corporation ... or he may be heading home for the day ... or he may just be taking his afternoon "constitutional" behind the wheel. But one thing we know for certain. He's about to embark on a little vacation. And for its length, it will be one of the most wonderful interludes a man could hope to enjoy. For he's about to spend an hour in his 1954- Cadillac —and here, beyond any question, is the perfect remedy for a trying day. I twill bring him physical relaxation—tor his Cadillac is so comfortable and luxurious chat merely to sit in the driver's seat is to rest. And the car handles and steers with such complete effortlessness that every mile is a tonic for the body. // mil bring him mental refreshment— for the car is such a joy to drive and ride in that a man seems al- most automatically to leave his cares at the curbside, And it will bring kirn renewed enthusiasm and interest—fa every moment a man spends with his Cadillac_ serves as a stimulating reminder of his past accomplishments—and acts as a wonderful inspiration for planning and thinking out the future. All this, of course, is the very essence of Cadillac value. All cars offer transportation—and varying degrees of satisfaction. But it remains for Cadillac to provide a definite therapeutic for the mind and body of a work-weary man. In this glorious respect, there are simply two type* of cars: Cadillacs and all the others. Come in sometime—when life has grown stale with the toil of the day—and take an hour's vacation in t 1954 Cadillac. It will be the most refreshing sixty minutes you ever spent on the highway—and we'll be delighted to provide the car at any time! SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. 301 Wot Walnut Phont 3*4571

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