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VOL. XLVII—NO. 24 BLYTIJE VIILE COURIER Blvthevm. D.nv N ^ ^.,:. rr . .. n11r/m ^ Elythevlile Courier Blytheville Herald . BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS wrsvcnAV imjrr ,„ ,„„, Republicans Seek investigation Panel On Far East Policy WASHINGTON, April 17. (AP)—Senate Republicans today proposed creation of a 24-member Senate-House committee^to make a broad investigation of Par Eastern policy. The GOP policy committee endorsed the idea as drafted by Senator Ferguson (R-Mich) in the form of a resolution for introduction in the Senate. The resolution calls for M'Arfhur Leaves Hawaiian Islands ILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 1351 General to Begin Last Leg of Journey To Defend His Ideas HONOLULU, April 17. <AP>— General MacArthur leaves the tfjjwcr-scentcd hospitality of Ha- TSi today on his stern mission to challenge in congress the views of the President who fired him over war policy. His sleek, shiny plane, the Balaan, was scheduled to take off from Honolulu International Airport at 9:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m., EST) enroule to San Francisco and Washington. The Bata^n should arrive at San Francisco Interjisacnn! Airport about 8 p.m. (It p.m.. EST). After an overnight rest in San Francisco and brief ceremonies there Wednes- Formal Invitation Made WASHINGTON, April 171 (AP) — Congress today sent Gen, Douglas MacArthur a formal invitation to address it at 12:30 p.m. -<EST) Thursday. d»y. morning. MacArthur will depart for Washington and his appearance Thursday before a joint session of Congress. The five-star general and hero of three wars got a foretaste here yes- ttrdajr of the applause but none of Jhe aonmODy jhat awaits him In Washl r loji^ f * 'Population Lines Route' ,Foi two hours Hawaii's polyglot population lining a 25-mile route cheered MacArthur. his wife Jean »ml their son, Arthur, 13. The.: spontaneous outburst of acclaim—at this starting point of'the Pacific war which MacArthur fought from beginning lo end — presaged pageantry and public demonstrations planned for him in San Francisco. Washington and New York. But there was no note of the antagonism that has split America and the non-Communlst world over County peace officer, suffered "l,," CW Ll\ e "Ifl" thnt J» e A"*-' ""»•' «"••"* '» Owens Drug store at 4:15 p.m. yesterday. ' Mr Lindsey has been placed in an oxygen tent at walls Hospital. should bomb Chinese CommuniM bases in Manchuria • and use ch|. See MacARTHUK on Pxgt 14 complete evaluation of the United States policies in the Far East and their relation to the foreign and military policies of the United States as a whole," . * Senate Democratic leaders have agreed there should be an airing of the policy .differences behind President Truman's firing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur from his Far Eastern commands. Party Balance Asked However, the Republicans proposed equal party representation on the suggested committee— 12 Democrats and 12 Republicans. The Democrats could be expected lo insist that, as the majority party, they should have majority representation on any inquiry group. Both Senate and House would have to approve in order for the Republican plan to be put into effect. Both parties have accused each other of playing politics in the Truman-MacArthur controversy. Chairman Taft (R-Ohio) said the GOP resolution had endorsement from 33 Republican senators In advance of the policy committee action. Should Be Full Tart said it ought to be pointed at full airing of the Truman administration's world policies, and not be just a limited inquiry into the reasons for Mac-Arthur's discharge as Pacific commander. Senator McFarland of Arizona, the Democratic leader, said he doesn't, care how the investigation is made "just so the people get the facts. 1 ' ; But Senators Mc.Mahoii (D-Conni Kerr (D ; Okla) and Gillette (D- lowa) took another tack. They made it clear Democratic defense of the Presidents policies is likely u take the form, of an attack on the Republican advocacy of MacArthur's theory that; the vital fight against communism is in Asia, rather than* Europe.' Arch Lindsey Has Heart Attack coratiihle . Lindsey for 'Chickasawba township who suffered a'heart attack yesterday afternoon, remained serious this morning, according to relatives. Mr. Lindsey, a veteran of more . , than 20 years as Mississippi Army to Induct First Missco Twins Since World War Two The first set of Mississippi county twins since World War JI were jiiclieduled for Army induction today. Draft for - duction. They will be 21 nest week. Miss Rosa Satiba, draft board clerk, stated thai this was tlw first set of twins sent for induction by her board since peace-time induction began in 104S. Miss Saliba also said today's induction call was uppcd by three men due to 12 draftees who volunteered for induction. The 12 had already passed pre-induotion physicals and volunteered for today's induction call rather than wait lor a later call. Today's call was to have been for 24 inductees. Six Get Postponements .Vliss Saliba said thai of the 24 men called for induction today. Weather Arkansas forecast: Fail and a little warmer this afternoon and lo- VV A R M K R night. Wednesday partly cloudy and warmer. Missouri forecast: Pair and warmer tonight and Wednesday with Increasing cloudiness Wednesday; low- tonight 40-45; high Wednesday 6575. Minimum this morning—33. Maximum yesterday—62. Sunset today—6:34. Sunrise tomorrow—5:25. f 1 """'"""V."* 1 "'••'lours lo 7 a.m. rour since Jan. 1—17.22. Menu Icinper'nlure finldivay be- Iwcen high/pud low)—17.5. Normal mean' "temperature for . This Dale l.ajl Year Minimum this morning—S3. ;*f»x!nium yesterday—71. Precipitation January to this dale 12 reported, six were transferred to other boards and six received postponements to report at a later date Three inductees were transferred to (his hoard from other boards and left with today's group, Miss Saliba said. Forty Mississippi county registrants arc scheduled to leave tomorrow to take pre-inducUon physicals. • ; Others leaving today were: Whites—Rufus Junior Pepper Clio Pierce, J. \v. Briggens. Manila-' Chnrles N. wadkins, Cecil D. Brittian, Joseph E. Harris. Billy j. Hamm, liobcrt K. Brown, Boyd p Lott, Blyihesille; John D. Rook' John S. Woods, and Harvey L. Loyd Dyoss; Calvin T. Moore, and Fred' O. Hall, osceola; and Stanley o Rowland, Joiner. Negroes—Freddie u Cubic, Tyronza; Hurley Mar^erum. John E Phillips, Cecil c. Rollins, John T Nash. Charles N. Hodge, and Iron Bates. Blythevllle; Charley Junior Williams. Bassett; Eugene R. still. Hcrmondalc, Mo.; and John Alexander, osccol.i. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler .. " Coca Cola . .'.'........ Gen Electric Gen Motors ..'.'.'. Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester .'..'.]','.'. J C Penney Republic steel Radio . Socony Vacuum 1S3 3-4 64 3-4 41 3-4 57 1-8 81 5-8 117 55 3-4 53 71 1-^ 20 5-8 34 65 3-8 43 3-4 19.3 28 3 Studebakcr ... '..!!... 33'\ Standard of N J 1033 Texas Corp " 95 i Sears . U S Slcel w o oicei I Southern Pacific '55 3-8 14 I-a 67 l-< FOURTEEN PAGES MAYOR WELCOMES COTTON QlJEKN-Mayor Doyle Henderson (right) welcomed Cotton Carnival Queen Elinor Turner and the goodwill caravan to Blytheville a« the 70 carnival boosters stopped here yesterday on a lour through Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. They were extending an invitation to the Mid-South's party lo be held in Memphis Mitf 9-12. Colie StolU, (left) Memphis band leader, was mn«ter of ceremonies and introduced Ihe queen and other members of the group. J. M. Qardner, chairman of the BJythevllle Junior Chamber of Commerce Committee on the National Cotton Pickine Contest, presented Queen Elinor with a miniature bale of cotton and invited her to attend the contest this fall, 1 M f Arthur Attitude on Asia Policy Would Endanger Peace-Bradley CHICAGO, April 17. (AP)—Gen. Omar N. Bradley, five-star,.peer of Gen. Douglas iMacAi-thur, today declared Asia military policies advocated by this,'deposed commandci would jeopardize world peace." Bradley was the first of the homecoming general's five- sUr brothers in rank to speak out publicly against the theory of carrying the war lo Lhiiia since President Truman dismissed MacArbhur last week. Briullev did not mentioi A I H/* M I'T 1» II T* t« 11 •] It-in *" MacArthur's name. British Fear For Missing Submarine iy HH-IT-, 1,1 iLiyu rtliu UlllCUJTh aboard variiined 'today , after a dive on maneuvers in the English Channel. The admiralty Quickly accepted a U.S. Navy offer of help and two American destroyers, the Ellison arid the Perry, .joined in an air- sea hunt by British ships, planes and helicopters. ; The Affray, one of 16 submarines of the 281-foot "A" class, was assigned to a "practice war patrol" between here and Pal- nioiith. This meant she would have been traveling submerged at all times except when making a radio report between 8 and 9 a.nt daily. An admiralty spokesman said Ihere wns some hope lhat the submarine commander, war hero Lt. John Blackburn, might have misread the order on making the daily morning reports, in which case the Affray might still be proceeding submerged. "If in so doing she is now carrying out a deep diving patrol she would be unable to receive the radio messages which arc now being sent to her each 15 minutes," the .spokesman said. He added, however, that the Navy did not pin much hope on this theory. ~* Last year's quick United Nations action in Korea, Bradley declared, may have stayed the Kremlin's hand as it was about to precipitate World War HI. Bradley roundly backed the Pres ident's stand against MacArlhur's ideas and defended the administra lion's policy of limiting the war in Korea. As chairman of the joint .chiefs of staff. Bradley has-"a lirge part in policy making. '•?•:% Sj»lemite Is Possibly SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEKT8 \ UN Rips into Red Front In Big Battle for Dam Yank Planes in Action \ , , „—As Smoke Screen Lifts 5ales Tax Vote Is Sidetracked By Legislature TOKYO, April 17. (AP)—Allied troops ripped into Lommumst forces on Korea's oust central front today in the swelling battle for the huge Hwaclion Dam. The Hods' man-made smoke screen begun lo lift, lute lucsday altomoon. United Nations warpianes roared into action with jellied gasoline bombs/rockets and macliincguns. On the ground Allied infantrymen battered the Reds wilh artillery and rifle five. Thousunds of combat-ready communist soldiers were massed in the hills north of the dnm. The Allied ,,, ICl "" h attack wax olmnrl tf\ Unn.i II, n ... r,tt onOl'WOI . attack was aimed to keep them olf- Imlauce und block their long-expected spring offensive. Rigid new censorship regulations issued by Lt. Gen. Matthew B. Ridg- ivay. new Allied supreme commander, banned all references lo the exact stee and location of Chinese and Red Korean forces. On the western front United Nations Iroous maintained their pressure south of Chorwon. The town, 17 miles north of the border, was dr.rtroyert liy artillery nml nlr attacks earlier tills month, it is still an Important Chinese base 'and road junction. Allies Hold High Ground Yonchon, on the road lending northwest to Chorwon, was abandoned by the Reds. The Allies hold high ground on all sides of Yon- chon. but had not entered the town it-sclf. All Allied tank-infantry force smashed into a Red pocket of re- ' In a'speech prepared'fof^dellvery to the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters Bradley : "also declared: 1. The Korean War, under present conditions, may be headed toward a stalemate, but it can be brought-to an honorable conclusion. , ; ;|V 2. The United Stales will not wage a preventive war. 3 The one price'the U.S. will not pay for peace is appeasement. • 4. The use the Reds have made of air bases in Manchuria to date has not warranted U.N. bombing of them. 5. Action against aggression In Korea upset Communist plans in Asia, at least temporarily preventing Red moves in Indochina and perhaps saving Thailand and Formosa. 6. Any attempt to settle the u-c.rM crisis by an ultimatum — perhaps accompanied by a threat to bomb Russia—Is militarily impracticable and might backlash. ' In places. Bradley's viewpoint on the situation was the same as Mnc- Arthur's, He disagreed on what to do about it. Bradley made it plain thai "I have no intention of entering the foreign policy field or even urirni; a particular policy in the conduct ol forri—' ilf.-ir- Cor.jl'ir! of tor- Sec BUADI.KV on Tafrc 11 ^•a/Fast Action on Sewer Issue May Not Bring Best Results It is undeniable that action is due and needed in solving the sewer problem here, but it is doubtful thai haste will accomplish the job when the true requirement at this stage is a thorough invcstiga- Uon of the financing aspect. , Simply because a year has clap.scd since the first consideration of financing methods, there Is no real reason to embark upon this long-term venture without lull, and complete understanding of the various courses of action. The matter of a new sewer system for Blytheville is too important to permit any hasty action. The financing method given the most emphasis to dalo involves purchasing Blylheville Water Company and using income from it to pay lor both the utility and the new sewers. Basing their propositions on this purchase, two LitUe Rock boilj firm representatives are to appear before the City Council at a special meeting at 8 o'clock tonight in City Hall. , Both have told the council that their companies uould not be in tcrested in handling any sewer bond Issue unless it involved revenue bonds with Ihc water company as security. In the interest of obtaining a clearer picture, especially for uie -citizens who will be affected rc- garrtlcss of the outcome, we suggest lhat—after 30 days notice— a public hearing Be hold at which time all financing proposals be fully and clearly explained. We further recommend that in the meantime .the interest of other bond companies be enlisted. The greater number of proposals offered, the wider the council's chuicc may be. For Hie moment, however, tonight's council meeting Is of considerable importance. The aldermen Kill be In a position lo act on the proposals submitted lo them tonight and. shctild they see fit, could dispose of the financing aspect at least temporarily by voting to accept one of the bond agent's propositions. We say at least temporarily because both propositions doubtlessly will contain "escape 1 clauses pcinnling either the bond firm or the city lo withdraw should financing of a sewer system be found unsatisfactory to or impossible tor the city. Tonight's meeting will be one that, merits your attendance. —Courier News Photo MODE!, COTTON DHKSSCS—Susan Angel (left) and Peggy Deskin modeled cotton dresses they had made themselves at the Cotton Carnival Caravan program on the Court House lawn here yesterday. sistancc on the main road to Kum- hwa, a Chinese bastion on the central front. Fifty of Die 250 Reds . were killed by lank and rifle fire. ICumhwa Is cast northeast of horivoii and northwest ot Itwti- clion. It Is a key point in the Red fight buildup area. The exact location of the was not icixnicd. Activity on the east and west coasts was limited to patrol actions. Dive-bombing U.S. p-80 Shooting Star Jel.s struck Communist mil facilities Tuesday for the third straight, day. Pilots reported five locomotives and 37 rail cars destroyed. Keils I.ljlil FlrcK The Reds lighted lorest fires and smudge pots In an effort to hide their ground movements from the pryln geycs of Allied pilots. They used the same Irlck last November, Just before they opened their drive down the heart of Ihe peninsula, The now field commander of Ihc U.S. Eighth Army In Korea, Lt. Gen. James A. Vnn Fleet, visited his troops Tuesday on the • western front. lie told AP Correspondent Jim Becker curlier that his United Nations forces were ready and able to contain any Communist thrust. Spring wns breaking fast In Red Korea us Vnn Fleet 'made his first frontline tour. Roads again were dry and dusty. Allies. Hold In the Yachon towns, they « Reds two dftys"«go 15 , The cipljWe of yanggu Sunday eliminated H lierl Hiilldiip Hint had been In progress. xDne big supply clump' fell to U.N^forccs. . In the "mountains west of fnje, U miles of the dam, Allied forces; found 'lessening Heel resistance. •'. Almond credited allied artillery nWacks with keeping the enemy off balance. B-29 suiwrforts plastered the Pyongyang airfield Tuesday with 00 tons of high explosives, They met light flak but no enemy fighters. Pyongyang Is the Red Korean cap- Hal. Allied carrier-based planes bombed and strafed Red.troops and supply centers Monday In northeast Korea. New York Cotton May . July . Oct. . Dec. . Mar. . . 4539 . 4484 . 3080 . 3328 . 3»I« '4539 453!) -1488 4H4 4008 3080 3950 3022 3S37 3012 4539 448.5 3928 3915 Roll Call Check Scheduled for Today; Adjournment Denied LITTLE ROCK, April 17. (/r)_. A vote on the sales tax increaso bill was sidetracked temporarily iu the Arkansas House today. Laiv- mak'crs disposed of several odds and ends before tackling the controversial Issue. However, the House prepared for i roll call on the sales tax hike proposal later today. House members have,the final word on wheth- the public schools will get an additional $12.000,000 a year from nn increase In the stale sales tax. The Senate already Jia 5 approved It! A Senate call for adjournment of flic special session at noon tomorrow urn turned down-today by Lt. Oov. Nathan Gordon, president of the upper chamber. Senators yesterday adopted a resolution, H to 13, setting tht adjournment date, 18 Voles Needed However, he ruled loday that the resolution failed to pass. He said it needed IB votes. Gordon voted to break a 13-13 tie. It was hl,i first In three legislative sessions. .Activities n the lower chamber today Included Rejection of a projxwal to set up a .lokeii system for collection ol stiles' tax. Defeat of u bill to require wholesalers to furnish the Aika'nsu Revenue Depirlmen a list of retailers Vilth >w lic.n\ ttey^fl* itlon cailirig, T& lures to stay within revenues^ Tin. sales U« bill jgstcrdaj sur vivcd a birrnge of wgendmenfi in the House, clearing the way for the showdown vote today. • Opponents of the bill were able to take only two riders on.the proposal. These arricndrnenis would (I) fork over 15 per cent of Ihe extra revenue to the State Welfare Department, and (2) : exempt sales of feed, seed and fertilizer from the bill's provisions. .!' Amendments Defeated Several amendments were defeated and a suggestion that Ihe House pass the bill without change was shunted aside. Defeated amendments would have: Put nil of the revenue-resulting from the boost in the general revenue fund, Instead ol earmarking It for the public schools and colleges. Exempted sales in border coun- lles; Included sales of newspapers hav- Ouen I!l"h Low I-in lng tt daliy clr "ilat!on of more than' °5M ' 0 4^ 5 I'!™_"!» *"»«'» <>•»«« * K» only one); Exempted sales of food and drugs. Tlic suggestion that the House pnss the hill Intact was offered Sec I.KGISI.ATUKK on Page 14 Council to Hear Sewer Finance Plans Tonight Proposals for financing construction of a new sewer system here are to be heard tonight at a special session of the City Council beginning at 8 o'clock/In City Hall. The meeting was set after two Little Hock bond company representatives appeared at_ the council's regular meeting last Tuesday night and said they would be ready to submit propositions tonight. Other bond company representatives may attend tonight's meeting and all who have proposals to submit will be heard by the council. The two who arc definitely scheduled to appear tonight are Lewis W. Cherry of Lewis w. Cherry Company and Jack Stephens of w. a. Stephens Investment Company. Both said last Tuesday their proposals will uc based on purchase by the city ol BiylhcvMle Water Company. Purchase of the water company has been considered as a means ol obtaining Income to secure a revenue bond Issue that would be lloaled lo pay lor both the utility and the sewers. As nre all others, tonight's Council rneeting will be open to the public. A former Blythevllle man wanted fur questioning in connection with * ^ ~~..«.. „,,.,, J/V.H.J; ;m lu uivy tuuiiu a sawctl the burglary Friday night ol Sim- automatic shotgun in the vehicle Suspect Wanted in Burglary Here Shot Twice by Memphis Officer - nions Tin Shop here was captured in Memphis last night after Being shot twice in a gun battle. Identified by Memphis Detective Chief M. A. Hinds as Ivy Kemp Parker, 27, the man was shoe by a detective as he reached for a pistol while u.'iins his 22-ycar-otd wife as a shield. The woman escaped Injury. Sheriff William Uerryman ol Bly- thevillc said Parker is wanted here in connection with the theft of a pickup truck, a shot gun and some items of clothing from Simmons Tin Shop. Truck Recovered The stolen truck v;as recovered following Parker's capture, the sheriff .said he had been notified. Detective C'hlel Hinds said Parker was wanted for various crimes In TeniH-s.see and Arkansas. Detectives cloj-ctl In on Parker near the downtown area. As he grabbed for a gun. they said, one ((elective fucd a shot into his right hand and another Into his right ihoulclcr. His wife ducked. Hinds said Parker is a parole vto- lalor from Hie Tennessee stale Prison In Nashville. He said the man had a criminal record dallnx back lo 1941. Detectives .'•aid Parker cursed them as they took htm lo John Gaslon Hospital and told Ihcm: "Rather than be ca«?ht this «.iy I wish you had killed us both." Hinds said Parker was using n pfckup trucfc recently stoten from the Frank Simmons Tin Shop at Blylhcville." H was recovered. ami+ pollcc said they found a sawed ofl The detective chief said parser Is being held on charges of being a fugitive from Justice, violating the Dyer Act, bringing stolen property into the state, carrying lire- arms, using a car without the owner's consent and violating a parole. He said Parker was sent to Naih- villc Prison In 1944 after being convicted here on charges ol assault and grand larceny. Ho was paroled last May. Detectives quoted (he ex-convict as saying he had been hiding out in hills near Bolivar, Tcnn,, because he knew police were hunting him. Hinds said he had a tip from police at port v/aync, Iml.. lhat Parker was believed to be In Mc»i- phis. Last night police learned be was In a downtown cafe. When lie leftr they closed In. Police said Parker could be tried under the habitual criminal act because of his long record. They .said he likely would be transferred to city Jail about Friday. Hinds s,id Parker had been handled for car thefts and grand larceny In Memphis. I/moke, Ark , Oklahoma, Kansas and Oregon. N. O. Cotton May July Oct, Dec. Mar. Open 4539 4410 3975 3918 1530 4180 3995 3911 3931 Third Suspect Being Sought in Robbery Attempt Sheriff William Berryman revealed (hat a third Negro Is being sought in connection with the April 13 robbery attempt of a liquor store In Luxora. The sheriff stated that Elvis BIcdsoc. Osceola Negro, who is being held in the county Jail at Osceola awaiting trial on a charge of assault with intent to rob. Implicated a third Negro In a statement to Osceola officers yesterday. The name of tlie third Negro was not revealed. Elvis Btcdsoe and his brother Arthur Bledsoc. were arrested a few mlnules after Elvis was shot by W. J. l.ayne. operator of Halls' Liquor Store In Uixora, when he altenfpt- cd lo rob the store. According to officers, Mr. I.ayne shot Elvis Bledsoc twice with a pistol which lie wrested from the N"e- <?ro In the holdup attempt. Bledsoe was transferred from a Memphis hospital to the Osccola county jail Saturday after icccivtm? treatment for liU gunshot wounds. Low 1:30 1539 45.19 1471 4478 3D70 3975 3910 3917 3915 391S .N'o'v Soybeans May Hish 333 July .......... 333 Sep Low close 333 333 333 333 328'i 325 30l?i 303

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