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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVII—NO. 118 Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Biytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 1951 TWELVE PAGES Iran, British Call Meeting t)n Oil Issue First Session To'Explore' Way for Talk TEHRAN, Iran, Aug. 6. (AP)—British and Iranian representatives were called to a meeting tonight to begin negotiations aimed at a settlement of the critical dispute over the nationalization by . Iran of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company's holdings. The first session was to be an exploratory one seeking a common ground for further discussions. Some light- tanks patrolled the streets and other precautions taken against possible violent demonstrations. Today is an Iraniai: national holiday. Sir Francis Shepherd, the British ambassador, said he did no Jfeaow whether each side would sub^Kit a formal proposal of a List Items to be discussed. He added however, that the conferees coult be expected to get down to business quickly. The meeting was arranged at tlv Saheb Gharaneih Palace, where the British delegation and Presi dent Truman's special envoy, w Averell Harriman, are guests o the Shah. Harriman Avoids Meet Harriman was not to sit in 01 the meeting. He made it clear hi was not a negotiator and was re maining here only to be of help il • the event of disagreements \vhicl might threaten the collapse of th talks. The Iranian cabinet today ap pointed a seven-man negotiatin team for the talks. The session started as Iran cele brated her constitution day holi day—with patriotic demonstration . banned in fear of possible violen demonstrations which could the oil talks. > Premier Mohammed. Mossadeg •cted ' after extremists denounce his agreement to begin talks wit Richard Stokes, " seal Wednesday -lUl Jfc>The opposition newspaper Walled Mossadeghs action treason to the Iranian people" and the pro - Communist B&souye Eyande declared the premier .has started on the road, which is'a complete surrender to the oil looters. > A single deputy yelled "traitor' in parliament yesterday when, the aging premier reported the arrival of the British delegation. Opposition Deputy Abdul Khadir Azad's was the only dissenting voice however. While giving President Truman's trouble-shooter W. Averell Harriman full credit for getting talks started, observers were \vary of predicting success. GOT. Sid McMath Arkansas Cotton Men Frown On Mexican Labor B'dl—Gathings WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. w>>—colton growers'In Arkansas are dissatisfied with provisions of, the United States-Mexico agreement for importation of Mexican farm laborers into this "country. Rep. Gainings <D-Ark) said today. The situation, Gatliings told a reporter, is that U.S. government representatives apparently wrote ftdgway Expected to Announce Resumption of Peace Talks some "social reforms" into provisions of the agreement. At tlie same time aathlugs made McMath, Ellis to Speak To Co-Op Tomorrow Eleven directors of the Mississippi County Electric Cooperative will be elected tomorrow at the an- lual meeting ol Ihe members. Gov. Sid McMath and national REA officer Clyde Eilis will speak at •! p.m. at Walker park Fairgrounds and the election 'will follow. Nominated for the Board of Directors are: F. A. Rogers of Blythe- vllle, Charles R. Coleman ol Oace- ola, Tom Callis cf Luxora, Charley Lutes of Blytheville, B. B. Threl- iceld of Manila, J. B. Johnson of Osceola, John Beard en of Leachville, Claude Duncan of Blytheville, C. W. Garrlgan of Blytheville, W. E. Hagan of Blytheville, and Lloyd Shelton of Osceola. Two (o Speak Gov. McMath and Mr. Ellis will speak at 1 p.m. tomorrow and the electicn of Board members will follow. Members of the cooperative will hear reports from the treasurer, the president and the director, H. C Kiiappenberger, director, said. Demonstrations of electrical ap-1 pliances and equipment and registration for attendance prizes will begin at JO in the morning. More than 512(10 worth of prizes, ranging from an electric range to irons, will be given away at the meeting, Mr. Knappenbergcr said. Members may participate in a "What Electricity Nfcans to Me on the Farm" contest in which a prize w ill be g iven for t he best short speech on the subject. Gov. McMath is to fly here and Lull Falls Over Battleground Light Patrol Action Reported by Army A U. S. EIGHTH AHMY HEAD- ™QUARTEBS. V Korea. Aug. 6. (/Pi—A lull on the battlefront Monday accompanied the temporary suspension of truce talks in Ktesong. Eighth Army reported only light patrol action across the peninsula. Allied artillery, tire was called down on a Red platoon in the area west of Yonchon on the western frcnt and south of Kumsang on the central * front. Cloudy weather slowed down aerial activity, but 19 B-28 supertorts i attacked a variety of targets Red Korea. is expected morning. Clyde Ellis about 10:30 lubllc a letter from H. R. Adams, ecretary-manager of the Arkansas Agricultural Council, who said that some U.S. organizations and indi- 'iduals seek "to cram social secur- ty measures and unionized agricultural labor down the throats of American farmers." "There is a growing feeling," Adams wrote, "that some of the inequitable and uiiilateral'provLsicns of the international agreement and individual work contract did not emanate from officials of the Mexican government but from some U.S. organizations and Individuals having influence in high places. . ," Committee Meet Called Adams said a Cotton Belt Steering Committee meeting has been called fcr Aug. 8 in New Orleans and added "it may be necessary to send a delegation to Washington." Gathings said' he feels that the House Agriculture Committee of which he is a member should "stand guard to the end that the intent of Congress be carried out in this matter. "In drafting any regulations foi administration cf the labor act our government should comply with not only the letter but the' spirit and intent of Congress," Gathings said He added that the growers "dou 1 want to be hamstrung" by needless regulations and that this is no time for social reforms when we neei focd and fiber for our fighting men—the important thing is to ge the labor needed," Gathing& 4o Co-Operate Gathings said , he will cooperat* See MEXICAN on rage 12 Caruthersville, Steele Hit by Three Blazes An outburst of fires in Southeast Missouri yesterday kept voiuntee firemen on the run as Caruthersville'was hit by two blazes at once- downtown—and a warehouse burned in Steele. Flood," Fund Up $160 Total Now $457; Goal Is $1,111 More than $100 was received this morning by the Chickasawba District ol the American Red Cross for the national flood disaster fund. This pushed the total contributed to S-J57. The chapter's goal has been set at $1.111. E. J. Cure, who Is heading the drive, said today that estimates from the four-state area affected by recent floods indicate that more than 26,000 families will reglsted for Red Cross emergency rehabilitation and assistance. "Originally, the national Red Cross organization." Mr. Cure said, "estimated it would spend S5.000.COO in this area. Now. however, it appears that almost twice that a- tnoijnt will be spent. "Contlbutions made to the fund are not made to the Red Gross, but are made through It to meet the needs of people whose homes have been wrecked by the flood." Received today were contributions of S2S from Blythevillc's Kiwanis Club, Hays Store, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ellis of Barfielri; $20 from Delta Implement Co., S5 from Barney's Drag Store, $s from Malcolm Greenway, Calumet, ani S3 foin Ms. F. L. Reed. Contibutions may be mailed to the Red Cross chapter house on North Second Street. Weather Arkansas forecast: Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight CLOUDY find Tuesday. Not much change In temperature. Arkansas collon area forecast: Fair weather Monday - Tuesday, continued warm. High morning humidities and light wind. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight; scattered thunciershowers northeast and extreme east portion; warmer southeast portion tonight; Tuesday generally fair, not so warm north portion; low tonight in TO's; high today 90-95. Minimum this morning~65. Maximum yesterday—94. Minimum Sunday morning—62. Maximum Saturday—92. Sunset lotlay—6:58. Knnrise tomorrow—5.H. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m. —none. Tola! since Jan. 1—30.40. Mean temperature (midway be- tw:?n high and lowi—79.5. Kormal me&h temperature lor Negro Fined $150 In Driving Case Wallace Young. Negro. was assessed fines totaling $150 and costs in Municipal Court in Osceola this inuruing on charges of reckless driving and driving while under the InHuence of liquor. He was fined S50 and costs on the reckless driving charge and S100 and costs on the driving while under the influence of liquor charge In other action Joe Shepherd. Negro, was fined S100 and costs and sentenced to one day In jail on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. Linda Julian was fined S25 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail on a charge ot public drunk- ene. c .s. CariithersvlUe' major rours Sunday oattled a fire in a residential area which broke out fll ,the height of the business district Tire. The extent of damage to the buildings and contents had not been estimated this morning, but one store was completely gutted and two neighboring business houses were damaged by smoke and water. Defective wiring was blamed for the fire. Traders Mercantile, a hardware and appliance store, was full of smoke and fire when the firemen arrived about 1:30 a.m.. Bill Cantrell, one of the owners, said this morning. Firemen poured water on the blaze until 6:45. The - neighboring Globe Clothing Store suffered smoke and water damage and the stock out on the counters was covered with black, greasy smoke, co-owner Paul Mehrle said. Smoke Damage Suffered The Notional Bank of Caruthers- viile on the other side of the gutted Traders Mercantile suffered some smoke damage. We haven't done anything towards estimating the damage nor determining the amount of salvageable material." Mr. Cantrell said of the Traders Mercantile. 14 We are waiting for the insurance adjusters who are due today. Fire Chief Vic Malloure said it looked like a total loss, however," Mr. Cantrell said. Rooming House Burns About 3 a.m., while the volunteers were in the midst of the downtown fight, lire broke out at Hall's Rooming House at the corner of Sastwood and Third Streets. The two-story frame house was damaged to the extent of about $1,000. The fire was quickly put out and :he few volunteers who had left the down-town fire returned to it. A second blaze broke out In the Traders Mercantile about 3 p.m. yesterday but it was quickly extin guished. Traders is owned by W. L, Cantrell. Sr., Bill Cantrell, John Cantrell .and Sam Castleberry. Mr. Cantrell. Sr_ and Mr. Castlcberry own the building. At Steele. volunteer firemen fought a fire In a warehouse belonging to Bixler and Story Lumber Company that also burned for four hours Sunday morning. The nnd. the, r .butljling. was a mass c fiahiei' w(>*ri the flr'emen "arr'U'ej Chief Jerry .Te'mpleton said. . The building ''and its content were a total loss but the damag .was not estimated, Mr. Templeto said. New York Cotton Oct . Dec . Mar . May . Open High Low Close 3419 .... 3418 .... 3422 .. 3119 3434 3430 3433 3429 3411 3415 3418 3413 3429 3430 3429 3429 Pace Pleads For Alertness Secretary Warns Of 'Slowdown' MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 6. (AP) Army Secretary Pace today plea ed that Soviet Russia not be pe milted to induce America into slowdown In defense preparedness "We must not allow the Soviet iccompllsh by alternate gusts iretended friendship and bitter 'iance what they can never 'acco plish. by force of arms," he said. Pace related that the U.S. mobl izatkm program was intended provide some flexibility to me changes in the world situation. B emphasized that it "cannot played accordion-like with eve emotional fluctuation." The secretary made the commen in -a speech prepared for a cortve lion session of. the Tennessee Ame ican Legion. Pace explained that (he progra would not supply all the men ai fighting equipment necessary event of all-out war. But he said provided an effective fighting for which would be a base lor qutc^r expansion. • SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS iecord Military JudgetApproved ly House Group $56,062,405,890 BiH Excludes Cost of Korea WASHINGTON. Aug. 6. CAP) —A cord S56.062.405.890 peacetime mil- ary budget was approved today uy ",e House Appropriations Conimil- e. It Is $1.542,608.500 less (hnn the resident requested and does not iclude $4,500.000.000 for public •orks construction to be considered ater this year. Neither does it iu- ude financing of the fighting in Corea since June 30, the bill for lat to be footed in*a later mens- re. With that one exception, the pres- nt measure is to finance the De- ense Department for the fiscal ear ending next June 30. Accompanying the big money bill the House for debate starting Vednesday was a' statement by Rep fahon (D-Texl. It sharply rebuked he military for wasteful manpower ild procurement practices. Mahon s chairman of a subcommittee that vrote the bill after several months >f hearings. Half Is For Arms More than half the' bill's total or buying military "hardware"— a.nks, planes, guns, rockets, weap- ns and other supplies for a mili- ary manpower force of 3.500.000. About $15.000,000,000 is for aircraft and- component parts to give .his country what the committee called: "the most powerful striking 'orce ever placed in the hands of any nation." The overall objective of the huge outlay'of funds, the committee said, *Tb"bufld sufficient forces as soon ; practicable to act us a deterrent to further aggression; to create sufficient power to-prevent disaster in Ihe event war is forced upon us; to provide an immediate capability for quick and strong retaliation in case of an attack upon us; and to produce a firm base up- which to build, as quickly as possible, that power necessary lo assure victory .should we be forced to engage in all-out conflict." Breakdown Lls<ect WKECKED PONTOON BRIDGE—A section of the pontoon bridge across the Imjin River floats away after the bridge was broken up by high water and some runaway barges. The bridge was used l>y convoys taking United Nations officials lo the Kaesong peace talks. (AP Wire- photo) ; Mrs. Rosenberg to Meet Military in Germany FRANKFURT. Germany, Alljf. 6. WV-Mrs. Anna Rosenberg. U. S. Assistant Secretary of Defense, arrived today for conferences with U.S. military leaders in Germany. She came here from Paris and London, where she met with European and American officials. Soybeans Sept. Nov. High 2.83 2.63',; blaze was reported about 1 a.m. i May Low 2.80 2.66 2.7112.13 U Close 2.81-80 2.6T, 2.72 >i 2.74 Here's how the money would be allotted, by services: Army: $20,125.574,665, a cut of 5685,321,500 from what it wanted. Navy: $15,552.143,225. a cut of $194.272,000. Air Force: $19 1 £54,128,0(X1, a cut of 5647,015,000. National Security Council: $'.60.000, no cut. National Security Resources Board: $1,600.000, no cut. Secretary of Defense: $528.800,003, a cut of $16.000,003; out. of this al- Jotment comes retirement pay of S345.000.000. Deep Culs Made Deep cuU were made in funds requested fcr civilian personnel and military procurement. The aggregate $145.130.500 chopped olf civilian personnel funds is de-signed to cut planned white-collur nnd blue- collar working forces by close to 583,000. This still would leave the military forces lens of thousands more civilian employes thru they had during the last fiscal year. Tlie committee said procurement fund cuts would not interfere with the military build-up but were made because changes In production schedules and material deliveries. The committee's criticism was not reserved (or the Defense Department alone. It noted that the resident didn't submit the budget until late in April, more than three months later than the legally-prescribed time, and said It wants the budget sent to Congress "on time" hereafter. That is during the first 15 days of (he se>sion. Negro Rides into Second Krutz Bridge Wreck Within a Month Navy Ups Size of Fleet In Mediterranean Area WASHINGTON, Aug^ C. Oft— The Navy Is building up Its fleet, strength in the Mediterranean. This rrmy be one of the reasons why the U. S. Is moving now for an arrangement with Spain to use naval and air bases in that country. Since 11 began operating in the Mediterranean scon alter World War II the 6th Fleet has relied on a method of service and supply like that used in the Pacific campaigns. All of its fuel, food nnd other supplies arc from the "train" of auxiliary vessels steaming with the fleet —tankers, cargo vessels, refrigerator ships, repair craft. Because the train must gel Us supplies back in home ports of the erst, coast United' Slates, this means a "pipeline" of 1,500 miles must be maintained. Ships Keep to Sea Except for occasional courtesy calls at friendly Mediterranean ports, ships of the fleet keep to sea. The late Admiral Forrest Sherman, chief of naval operations, told n llou^e appropriations subcommittee, in one of his last appearances on Capitol Hill, that "we have increased the strength of our fleet" in the Mediterranean. The public record of his tc.stl- mony did not show whether he had Indicate'' the size of the expanded fleet. However, information available now shov.s that more than 30 ships, the majority ol them combatant sels, now constitute the 6th fleet. It includes a 45,000 ton oarriei 1 . 27,000 tin Essex class flattop three heavy orulsers. at least 2C destroyers, a .submarine and the support and supply ships. Flag ship of the fleet is tlie amphibious command ship Mt. Olympus. 23.UCO Men Aboard Aboard the ships nre a total aliouL 23,000 men, including a reinforced battalion of Marines, In his testimony, macie a Tew weeks before he le-"', on the mission to Spain and Pthcr Western European countries and on which 'he died of a heart attack, Sherman al?o told the committee: "We must ue prepared to play a larger part in tne defense of trans- Atlatitic communications, control ol the Mediterranean, control o[ areas ,1 round northern Europe, than we ever did before." Sherman's mission to Spain caused sonic official reaction at political and government levels in Brit- am and Fiance. Academy Case Costs $2 Million > But Senate" Says It's Justified N. O. Cotton Oct Dec Mar Mav Open High tow Close . 3407 3424 3407 3423 , 34C8 3424 1404 3421 , 3^19 3431 3416 343'i L. P. Burton. Biylhevillc Negro, probably feels today that KruU Bridge. I h c much - Ulkcd - about traffic hazard on Highway 61 a mile and a half north of Blylheville. Is some sort ot a jinx to him. Per the second time fn less lhati a month, Burton was riding in a vehicle yesterday that figured in an accident on Ihe narrow bridge. Burton was a passenger in a 1947 Chrysler which sideswiped a trailer truck on the bridge at about. 8 am State Trooper Tom Small».y said, that Burton, Eugene Pittman. ^lytheville Negro who was driving New York A T and T Anicr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Memphis, driver of the truck, escaped injury In the accident but that both vehicles were heavily damaged. The accident occurred, Trcoper Snialley said, when tlie two vehicles attempted to cross the narrow bridge at the same time. On July 12. Trooper Smallcy s.iiil, Burton was a passenger in a truck which sideswipcd a 1950 Chrysler i stiidebnk'V Slnndard of N J Texas Corp C'irysler ....... Coca-Oola ...... O«n Ebctric . Gen Motors . Montgomery Ward N Y Central Tnt Hirvfister Rnnlbllc Steol Radio of , rlnvcn by Cpl. Willard Seratt Manila, on the bridge. Seratt, a Korean war veteran i hr;--e on fiiriou?h, suffered the l WASHINGTON. Alls;. 6. IAP> — (Senator Edwin C. Johnson <D- Coloi said today more than S2.000.- 000 would be wasted through the mass dismissal of 90 West Point cartels for cheating on examinations. "But." he added, "it is worth it." "T think Ihe Army is to be congratulated for stepping in and cleaning up their own house, and there Is no need for a congressional Investigation." Johnson, a former chairman of the Senate Military Affairs Committee, told a reporter. Johnson said It costs an average (of more than $30,000 for each j young man appointed lo Ihc West 157 5-8 Point military academy and c o, he 6*> 1-8 said, the mass dismissal could waste 45 as much as 52.700.000. 5'! 1-fi "It's been a shocking and unplcas- 60 1-2 ant affair but the cadets nnd of- 108 j Hclals have done their duty." Jnhn- 58 I-4! son said. "The dismissals may save 'in ! future billions of dollars in defense M ^2 j costs and what is even more prcc- 19 1-4 i Ions—many lives of Ihe young men 31 1-4: who fi»ht under these future offi- 41 M'fors." , '-'! 1-1 j Xo Protic vs. I'rnlii- 31 .1-4' Although Johnson inspire' no 2S 7-8 conprc.ssi^nal probe of Hie disuiLss- Wednesday Said To Be Earliest Date for Session Negotiators Meet- Supreme Commander In Tokyo Offices TOKYO, Tuesday. Aug. 7. (AP)—Word from Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway that th e stalled Korean armistice talks will be resumed was expected at any time today, but Wed- nesday'appeared the earliest likely date the Allied negotiators could meet the Reds again at Kaesong. Vlce-Adni. ; c. Turner Joy and three other members of the five- man United Nations delegation flew lo Tokyo late Monday and conferred privately with General Ridgway All aide said later that General Ridgway was preparing a message of reply lo the Communist apology for presence of armed troops In Kaesong Saturday. However. Admiral Joy was at his home in Tokyo early today, so any resumption of the Kaesong meetings before Wednesday seemed only dimly possible. The supreme commander called all the In Iks Sunday morning. H« charged Ihe Reds with "flagrant violation" of Kaesong's neutrality. Late Monday afternoon Vice Adm. . Turner Joy, senior U.N. delegate, and three other Allied negotiators flew to Tokyo from Korea. They immediately went Into conference with Ridgway at his headquarters. The conference ended several hours later when Ridgway returned to his home. In breaking off .the talk» Sunday morning, 'Ridgway demanded as- . surances that armed "Red^ troop* . would not again violate KaesonR's neutrality. : About 150 Chinese soldiers marched within a few hundred yards of the U.N. staff house during the luncheon recess Saturday. They carried rifles, machine gima nnd hand grenades. Reils Apologize The Reds apologized over Peiplng radio Monday, ajid asked that, talks be resumed Immediately. They said It was an "accident." and that step.? were being taken to Insure the Incident wouldn't be repeated. They also replied directly la Ridgway. but the text ol that message was not disclosed. If the talks resume Tuesday, the Reds and Allies will again ccme to grips on tlie problem of a cease- fire bulfer zone. The Rec'§ want it along the 38th parallel, pre-war political border between North and South Korea, The U.N. wants it "in effect the line now generally held' by the U.N. forces," much of which U in North Korea. Demands Outlined Ridgway's headquarters outlined the Allied demand Mcnday in a statement Issued "to set at rest speculation." The statement nullified a press relerse issued by the civil infcrma- ticn and education division of Supreme Allied Headquarters Saturday. The release said the Allies were demanding a buffer zone somewhere between the present battle line and the Yalu River on the MrMichurian border. Joy wrs accompanied lo Tokyo By M J. Gen. L C. Cr-isie. M-J. I Gen. II. I. Hodes. and Read Adm. Arleigh B.irkc Maj. Gen P.iite Sun Yup, Scuth Korean representative t,ee—suggested Saturday any such . investigation should be aimed at Ihej "seat of the malady" in Washing- 1 ' F| C ,I- to Trkyo ""' lon ' The sroup left the UN advance "The recent basketball 'lix' cases, headquarters shortly after noon in the trafficking ol high school cnll- dren in narcotics, and now the West Point case, are only by-piwUicUs. of See WEST POINT on Page 12 helicopters From Seoul they Elew to Trkyo in a converted B-ll. AP Correspondent Robert B, • Scc.CEASE-FIKE on Page 11 70 3-4 ! ah needed, other lawmakers 3*19 3427 3415 3427 j the Chrysler and Maynard Hall of | of his left arm'in that accident, i Sou Pac 51 3-8 | thought some sort of an inquiry was ''i "-8 remitted. -~ i " Trine Repirblic.v.i' — mer.ibor^ j 65 5-8 i the House Aimed Services Commit- Several Cadets Admit Exam Cheating WEST POINT N.Y., Aug. 6 '/Pj Several cadets say they admitted cheating at examinations after military academy officials threatened them with loss of citizenship, perjury citations and prison terms A "stool piKCoti" tain information on used lo ob- the alleged cribbing, say a number of ir.c CA- dets tacing dismissal from West Point for violating the -school's honor system. These allegations, immediately denied by an Academy spokesman, \\cre made yesterday as a special screening Uoitrd started final ex- nminaljor of e,uh caiU't'% case. Ninety .cadets were accihsed Friday of classroom cheating. Their identities were withheld, but a lowly they and their parents were be- gint?*r.?r to speak ;;p :r. bitter crili- ''<tn of the Army's action. Iii Washington," Senators and Congressmen debated the need for an investigation into the dismissals and discussed the possibility of reemphasizing sports. particularly football, at the Academy, There were reports that 11 players ol the vaunted Army footb.ill team were involved in the scandal. The captain-elect of the 1951 team, Harold J. Loehlcin, told newsmen yesterday that he was one of those dismissed. Loeiilein, who aiso was president-elect of the senior class, said that "many cadets involved have not yet admitted their guilt." The Khnball, Minn., cadet added: '"We are not culprits, not incompetents, and have not corrupted the nation's morals, We are 90 individuals apparently unfit for the Academy, although fit for the Army Itself."