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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS inC DOEiflXAKT NKW&PATHBB rat UCIKM^^V• MOT • •«»***><•*» *.. L • ._ YOL. XLVIII—NO. 222 Blylheville Dally BlytheviUe Htr.ld Ike Returns Home To Begin Work on Peace Programs By RELMAN' MORIN NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower got back to work in his New York headquarters today, prepared to map "positive programs" for bringing peace in Korea. .. Valley Leader KythtviiU Cotuiw POMttfAOT NEWSPAPER OT HORimXTT A«KA»iSA8 AMD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Electoral College Meets Today to 'Elect' President Voting Just Routine But Gov. Stevenson Could Be the Winner By JACK KIJTLKDGE WASHINGTON KV-The nation's 831 presidential electors today formally cast their votes to elect the next chief executive of the United Elates. , Under tne Constitution, (he Elec- loral College has the legal right ^K it wishes to elect Gov. Adlal raievenson, the Democratic presidential candidate— '-OY anyone else. But pollsters would be laking almost no risk in predicting a 442 to 89 victory for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Thai's the way the states' voters indicated they wanted their electors to vote today when Eisenhower, the Republican candidate, was swept l.;to office by a record 33,927,549 votes to Stevenson's 27,311,316 last Nov. 4. However, most electors are legally free to vote as they please. Few,slates bind electors by law to vote for the candidate who carries the state. Nevertheless, wrong-way electors are extremely rare. Only three out of H.379 electors in the nation's history have vole'd "for others than whoni they", -were commissioned," according'; to a former Eelectoral College president. it Happened in 1348 Latest such case occurred In 1948 when Tennessee went for 'President Trumnn but one of the state's 15 electors 'cast his vote for J. Strom Thurmond, States Rights candidate. The final step under the much criticized Eelectoral College sy's- S«i ELECTORAL on Page 10 A. Long Dies In San Diego Former City Hospital .Manager Succumbs Friends here were notified today of the death of M. A. Long, former manager of Blytheville Hospital. Friday in San Diego. Calif. Mr. Long, who was 05, had suffered two heart attacks prior to his death. It was not known here today when funeral services will be held. Born In Minnesota, Mr. Long came to Blytheville from Klammath Falls. Ore., in 1836 to become manager of Blytheville Hospital. He also was a medical and x-ray technician. After serving as manager of Ihe hospital for seven years, Mr. Long asked to be relieved due lo illness He and his wife moved to Memphis In October. 1043, after Dr. L. L. Hubener leased the hospital from the city. Tlie Longs had resided in San '.ego for the past three years. He Vs survived by his wife, Mrs. Christine Long, He said he returned from his .rip to the war zone with new con- 'Idcnce about the outlook for speed- ng a satisfactory solution. In two public statemenls yes- erday, the general expressed op- limism. At the same time, however, he repeated his view that no simple 'ormula Is at hand, and he said patience, foresight and common iense will • be needed in finding one. Elsenhower gave no Indication when he plans to meet with Qen. Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur declared In a speech in New York. 10 days ago: "I am confident there is .1 clear and definite solullon lo the Korean conflict." Several days later, Elsen- hower messaged MacArthur lhat lie would like to talk with htm and MacArthur replied lhat he would be agreeable. The two generals may meet here this week. The President-elect said on his rturn here yesterday that his trip was a starting point for his own planning. At LaGiiardia Field he said: "Everyone of us thinks we have learned sometrTing to make this expedition a sort of starting pluce from where we are "going to plf-n the programs we are going lo adopt. "Positive Programs" "And we expect Lhem to be positive programs. Because you know, my friends, just because one side wants peace doesn't make peace. We must-go ahead nnd do thing: that induce the others to want peace also." Tills phrase — "do things that induce others to want peace also" — was contained in an extemporaneous statement at the airport Eisenhower also had a prepared statement for reporters when hi big Constellation landed. In that, he said something that sounded siniilar'-.lo the off-the-cuff remark He said:; "We face .an enemy whom we, cannot hope to impress by words however eloquent, b'ut only by seeds -- executed under circumstances of our own choosing. He gave no indication of whai he meant. On the contrary, he sale he is limited in what he can report publicly: "As we all know," he added, "certain aspects of battle problems cannot ever be discussed publicity." 'Hie general tone of both statements, however, was a qualified optimism. "All of us have long realized." he said in the prepare? statement, "that there can be no simple formula for bringing i swift, victorious end lo this war. But at the very least, that knowledge prepares us for whatever See EISENHOWER on Pajje 10 V/eather Arkansas Forccasl—Generally fair and continued rather cold this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Partly BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS,. MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES Atlantic Alliance Propaganda Campaign Asked NATO Ministers Meet to Discuss West Europe Defense By TOM MASTKRSON PARIS W> —Premier Alcide de Jasperl of Italy nsked top mlnls- ers of the H-natlon Allantic Alliance today lo stage a united propaganda campaign against the Communists. Russia is doing just that against the Western democracies, the Italian premier said in a speech al the opening meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's top cuoncil. "Should It not be necessary for the (hree countries," he demanded, "rich In Ideas and political experience, to express Ihelr Ideas and Implement them in common?" Preceding de Gasper!, the council chairman. Danish Foreign Minister Ole Bjorn Kraft, told the min- islers "we are now approaching the stage at which we feel safe from outward aggression." He warned, however .that "the picture may change very suddenly" nnd that the NATO goal of a "balance (with tbe Soviet bloc) has not yet been created." Construclion Program Studied Chief item before the current council meeting Is a request for approval of a 428-million-dollar program of military construction In Europe during 1953. In recommending the propaganda campaign, De Gasperl said 11 would "counteract outside attempts at sowing discord and division "lam concerned," the Italian said, "about the interior front, the policy of erosion ami penetration which the Communists practice systematically and which was formulated and exalted by Marshal Stalin In his speech lo the Communist Congress (in Moscow in "The first line of attack is formed by the Communist parlies In our own counlries. These Stalin has called Ihe 'assault, brigades' in the international struggle for conquest and power •Each Defends Self" 'Each country detenus itself as it must,- :by methods which are proper for. Itself and with differ ing intensltj Nevertheless smoL it concerns _?/> *-fr> -o- / »<-t >, t ij fornis -pSrt > ot^> sinew >«feiise front founded upoil our alliance,'It is not evident that NATO should represent a living center for exchange of experience and for coordinating bur ideas?" French Foreign Minister Robert Scbuman, as host to the ministers, welcomed the gathering to Paris. Schuman said the Allantic Alliance is succeeding only because of "our - conviction that our asocia- tion has a strictly defensive character." The building program and the naming of a new Mediterranean naral command were expected to be the only major decisions of the 14-nation North Atlanlic Council of Foreign, Finance and Defense Ministers during their four-day meeting See NATO on I'age 10 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEKTg U. S. SCIENTIST GETS NOBEL AWARI* - Dr. Selman A.'Waks- man (left) receives the 1D52 Nobel Prize In medicine from Sweden's King Guslaf- Adolf in a ceremony at Stockholm's conceit hall. Dr. Waksman, 61-year-old Hussian-born scientist of Rutgers University . was named for his work in discovery of streptomycin as a wonder drug for treatment Stockholm) of tuberculosis. <AF wircpholo via ra.llo fro TwoChildren Killed Sn Week End Fires end. Two children died from burns In the Blytheville area over the week- Alice Cocnran, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Cochran o! Holland. Mo., died at Walls Hospital last night following burns received Saturday afternoon, and Edwin Peter Melski, 3, son of Mr. Mrs Edwin Melskl of Wafervliet, Mich., died in a house fire on the John Lewis farm west of Dell late Saturday night. ALC Adopts Motion to Eliminate Athletic Director Post at U.A. By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Legislative Council today adopted a motion which. If it becomes effective, would result in the dismissal of University of Arkansas Athletic Director John H. Barn- FAIR AND COLD cloudy and warmer. Lowest toninht 22 to 26. Missouri Forecast — Fair tonight and Tuesday; warmer west and north tonight; and over the stale Tuesday; turning colder north Tuesday afternlon; low tonight 2530; high Tuesday -IS northwest to 55 southeast. Maximum Saturday—35. Minimum Sunday—22. Minimum this morning—24. Maximum yesterday—30. Sunset today—4:51. Sunrise tomorrow—7:00. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m. ,^-Nine. t*.Total precipltalon since January "' 4-1.37. Mean temperature fmidway between high and low)—27. Normal mean temperature for December—41,9. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—17. Maximum yesterday—51. Prirli'Mp.tion January 1 to 'his date—56.50. ' Tlie /notion was Iq the form of a rider to the proposed University biennial budget. Eight Council members voted for it; four against and five others abstaining from voting. The motion was Introduced by Rep. Paul Van Dalsem of Perry "man here knows there's been strife" within the University athletic staff. The Perry County representative's brief motion: "There shall not be a position as athletic director at the University of Arkansas. County who declared that the " No monies shall be paid from Councils action on It might be a any funds or any source for the factor m whc her Paul Bear Bryant salary of athlelic director, other would be willing to leave Kentucky | t han coach regardless of what title ,„ ,. ,,„„,. ,-„„.,,.,,, 1. „, to become head, football coach at Arkansas. Van Dalsem did not elaborate on this point. Van Dalsem also said that every New Leachville Health Council To Meet Dec. 18 LEACHVILLE—A meeting of the recently-organized Leachville Health Council will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school here. Jeff Karris of the physical education department of Arkansas State College, and Roy Reid of the al- «P Dec. 1, the first community health council to be organized in Mississippi County. North and South Mississippi Health Councils were organized earlier this year. Roy Dawson Is chairman of the Leachville council and Mrs. Bill Crews is secretary. Named representatives to the North Mississippi County Council were Mrs. T. N. Rodman and Mrs. Lester Mayfield. Dr. T. N. Rodman Is coun- cillor for the group. The South Mississippi County Council will hold a planning meet- Ing at 7:30 tonight at Osceola High School. Phases of community and health education will be diicussed. State Health Department will tend. The Leachvllle group, set he may hold." Van Dalscm's feeling in the mal- ter was directly opposed to that of a committee screening possible successors to Otis Douglas as the University's head football coach. The committee last week approved a policy of favoring separate positions of athletic director and football coach. said he had Van Dalsem. who See COUNCIL on Page 10 Manila Woman Sentenced for Assault to Rape Mrs. Ruby Poster of Manila was sentenced to five years Ihls morning by circuit Court Judge Charles B. Light after a plea of guilty to assault with intent lo rape. Her husband, James E. Foster, was sentenced In (he same case to life Imprisonment In April In Circuit Court here on a charge of rape lo which he plead guilty, Mrs. Foster plead guilty to the lesser charge at that time but Judge Light did not Impose a sentence due to the fact that Mrs. Foster was expecling a child. An appeal from the decision wa3 being prepared this morning, Elbert S. Johnson, attorney for the defendent, Elated. Leonard Mayo Former Cify Police Officer Takes Own t Life lit Hotel Men le lesident died at \Valls Hot yesterday, morning from ap- pital parently wounds. self-inflicted gunshot A former police officer here, Mr. Mayo was found lying across the bed In a room at Blytheville Hotel about 8 a.m: yesterday, still clutching [lie .30 caliber automatic pistol from ' which two shots had been fired, fie died two hours later at Walls Hospital. Police officer J. R. Gunter reported that Mr. Jfayo was apparently standing next to the bed and he fired the shots into his head Just above the right ear. A note found in the room gave no Indication of why the act wns committed, but requested' that his brother. Troy Mayo, of Blytheville, be notifie'd and listed several men he wanted to act as pallbearers at his funeral. Born at Trenton. Tenn.. Mr. . .. . Mayo had lived in Blytheville off and on for 24 years. During the 1930's. he was a member of the City Police Department here and wns a constable. Until recently he had been a transport track driver, but apparently was unemployed at the time of Ms death. He had been living at Blytheville Hotel for the past three months. Services for Mr. Mayo 'were lo be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. p. H. Jernigan. Burial was to be at Elmwood Cemeterv with Buddy Spain, Everett Keith. Will Tucker, Walter' stcele, Bud Scott and Harry Taylor as pallbearers. Survivors include another brother, Lewis Mayo of Canithersville: two si-ters. Mrs. Alice Gibson ol Set MAYO on Pafe 10 Six-year-old Alice Cochran «.„ critically burned when she fell Into a trash fire while playing with friends near her home at Holland. She was brought to Walls Hospital and treated for severe burns over one third of her body, hospital officials reported. She died at the hospital nt 9 o'clock last night. Edwin Melski was burned to death about 1 a.m. Sunday when keio^ene stoxe sxploded and set fire lo the home of'John Vincent where Mis Melski and her .children ere visiting in the blaze were . - ! her t\ o other, children Putt tin Ann and Rupert and •Urs Vincent rheii condition was not critical'according to Coroner E. M. Holt. .. Mr. Holt said the tragedy occurred when Vincent tried to rc- lighl the kerosene stove. Hot oi remaining in the stove exploded when fuel was poured into it and the entire room In which the children were sleeping was engulfed m flames. Two of the children were carried out of the house and when Vincent returned to get Edwin, (he lad wa< found near the door, already dead tlie coroner reported. House Destroyed Mr. Holt listed suffocation as the cause of death, but said the child had been burned severely. The three-room house and all personal belongings were destroyed Services for Alice Cochran are to be conducted at 2 tomorrow .. ... nt the Church of Christ at Holland. Burial, with German Funeral Home in charge, will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Stcclc. Survivors include her parents seven brothers, John L. Cochran of Portageville, H. D. CocJirnn and Tnlmadge Cochran, both of St. Louis, Charles, Buddy, J. V. and John'. Jr., all of Holland; four sisters Mrs. M J. Robinson of Florts- cant. Mo., Ludie, Ltzzie, nnd Mn.y Mary Nell Cochran. all of Holland; and two grandmothers, Mrs. I. A Coehrmi of Hackelberry, Ala., and Mrs. W. D. King of Holland. The body of Edwin Peter Melski has been returned to Watervliet Mich., for burial. Funeral arrangements were Incomplete this morning. Chinese Launch Attacks on Three ROK-Held Hills Pinpoint, Rocky Point And Triangle Targets Of Latest Assaults By OF.OHGK A. MCAnTlllIK SEOUL tn-Chlnese Reds struck through rain and snow today at three heights on Hie Central Korean Front, wresting one oulpost from hard-fighting South Koreans. The Chinese hit Pinpoint Hill, Rocky Point and outpost positions on tbe lower slopes of Triangle Hill. They overran Iwo South Korean outposts In pitched bailies, but coiinlerattacklng Republic of Korea troops recaptured Ihe larger one. The most Intense fighting was on the southeastern slopes of Triangle Hill where some 80 Chinese in padded uniforms charged out of the freezing night. The attack started before midnight nnd lasted until dawn. The first wave swept over a minor outpost. The charge finally carried Ihrough the main outpost, but ROKs pushed Ihe Chinese back just before daybreak. The Reds bit with a; full company — about. ITS men' — on Pinpoint Hill, dominating height on Sniper Ridge. They pulled back before sunrise. On nearby Rocky Point, the Reds hurled squad-sized assaults three times before calling them off nl dark yesterday. The Eighth Army r ported scattered patrol and probe contacts across trie remainder of the batllefronl. Big and'Little Mori, where fighting raged for several days, was quiet. Allied warplanes damaged two MIG15 jets In a flurry of 10 air bnttes over Norlliv/est Korea. Fifteen U. S. Superforls Sunday night blasted a supply center'anil an ore-processing plant in Northwest Korea. The Kyomipo steel mill storage area southwest of Pyongyang and a Red Korean military headquarters near the capital city also were bombed. Perjury Suspect Held in Jail Here J. T. Knolton's Bond Sot at $2,000 in Divorce Case Arrest • J. T. Knollon was being held In Mississippi County Jail here this morning in lieu of a 55,000 bond set. by Circuit Judge Znl D. Harrison. Knollon Is charged with first degree perjury in connection with a divorce he obtained from Juanlta Knolton In Chancery Court here July 14. He was returned from Chicago over the week end by Sheriff William Berryman after the former waived extradition before a hearing could gel under way Dec. 9. Sheriff Hcrryman Ims been Instructed to make the bond returnable on the second Monday of January. This would Indicate that an adjourned session of the criminal division may reconvene on or about that date. ; Information (ilcd against him maintains (hat Knolton perjured himself when he testified that he nnd his wife had no children. Free on $1.000 bond is Mrs. Polly Hollaiidsivorlli, who is charged with first degree perjury in connection wifh the sume divorce. Unless a special criminal session of Circuit Court Is called, the case will not be tried until April, when the next regular criminal session of Circuit Court is to be held. In the event of a special criminal session, the case will be subject to trial. Truman Dedicates Archives — 'Communism Not Only Threat to Freedom' By D. HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON W — President Truman said loday the idea of freedom is in danger not only from Communism but from those who xvant Ihe government to regulate the mind and spirit. "The external threat to liberty should not drive us into suppressing liberty al home," he said. "Those who want the government to regulate mailers of the mind and spirit are like men who are EO afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination." The President's remarks were in a speech prepared for historic ceremonies dedicating a new shrine in the National Archives for display of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, anil Bill of Bights. All three documents have been sealed In glass cases specially designed to prolcet them from deterioration. Under Ihe shrine is a 20-ton safe, with built-in elevators, considered lo be Impregnable against burglars, fire, bombs or water. The ConsUtulIon and the Declaration were moved, under heavy guard, from the Library of Conyrevi on Snlurdsy. The Bill of nights, ratified 161 years ago lo- day, was already at the Archives Building. Truman said all freedom-loving nations face the challenge of Communism and he saiil any man who Isn't alarmed by It "simply rfoMn't understand the silualton—or he is crazy." "But alarm is one thing, and hysteria Is another," he continued. "Hysteria Impels people to destroy the very Ihlng they arc struggling to preserve." Truman dirt not name those he described at one point as persons "who believe'II is loo dangerous to proclaim liberty Ihroughoul all the land lo all the Inhabitants." "Invasion and conquest by Com- munht armies," he asserted, "would be a horror beyond our capacity lo Imagine. But Invasic/i and conquest by Communist Ideas of right and wrong would be iusl as bad. "For us (o embrace the methods and morals of Communism In order to defeat Communist aggression would be a moral disaster worse than any physical cataslro- phe. "If that should come lo pas, Ihen the Consliuiiion and (bo Declaration would be utterly dead ano: what we sre doing today would be the gloomiest burial In Ihe history of (lie world." Tlie retiring chief executive went on to say lhat be did not believe Ihis was going lo happen, lhat Ihc ceremony marked a new dedication to Ihe ideals of liberty. The President recalled that when the Declaration and Constitution were scaled In their cases almost a year and a half ago, he had spoken of the threat of totalitarianism and Communism, and he continued: "That Ihrcal still menaces freedom. The struggle against Communism is Just as crucial Just as demanding, as It was then." But he said the Idea of freedom is also 'in danger from those who "hate Communism, but who nt the same lime are unwilling lo cc- knowlcdge the Ideals of the Constitution as the supreme law o! the land. . . "Whether they know It or not, those people arc enclosing the spirit as well as the letter of the original Constitution In a glass case, sealed off from the living nation. They are tinning It Into mummy, as Uend >.i some old Pharaoh of Kg.vp!, and In so doing they are giving aid and comfori (o the enemies of democracy." 120 Injured in Riot On Pongam Island By RAM SUMMERL1N PUSAN, Korea (AP) — Allied guards Wiled 82 mutinous Communist, prisoners nnd wounded 120 on Pongam Island Sunday in quelling the bloodiest Rod riot of thh- Ifr, ' rean war. The Allied prisoner of war com-4- mand said Iwo American nnd two South Korean soldiers were in- lured by rock-throwing Reds. Authorities said the riot by about 3,GOO die-hard civilian internees probably was part of a known Hed plan to stage a mass breakout. Col. C. V. Cadwcll, head of the POW command, returned from Pongam—off Ihc northwest tip of Kojc Island—tonight and reported everything under control. He yrafscd the Island ctmimand- •, Lt. Col. George P. Miller, nucl said, "Miller used sound judgement and did not use^any more force Ih.-ui iv.-is necessary. He acted promptly. It could have been a very serious situation." The trouble started when prisoners In six compounds defied strict orders by organizing military drills and demonslrnlions. Then Ihey massed nt the top of a high terrace. Three ranks of prisoners with locked arms defied advancing U. N. troops. Other prisoners behind them showered the tlards with rocks. Unable to advance, (he guards tired warning shols and ordered the Reds lo slop. .Mass llrcak Prevented When they refused, tbe POW command said, "individual weapons were brought to bear. . . to prevent the entire mass from breaking out." Presumably the weapons were flics and carbines. The approach lo the compounds Is from below, preventing Ihc effective use of concussion grenades. Tear gas grenades could not be used because a high wind was sweeping across Lhe terraces. Caclwell said the seriously Injured prisoners were taken in small landing craft to a hospital on Koje Island, about a mile and a half to the east. Tho POW command said many of tbe mutineers were former inmates of Compound 62 of Koje, VhlcH" erupted In bloody violence ~~ ''.HR ,. ' ..- ' •?«! Klilcil Al Koje _ _ ii' reds and one U. S. soldier were killed In •• that riot, which 'triggered n whole .series of flnre-ups and led to a stiff crackdown by Gen. Mark Clark, U. N. Far East commander. Fanatic Reds killed 115 olher prisoners in grubbing complete control of their wire-enclosed compounds. More than 300 prisoners were killed in the riots lliat followed. On May 7 the Heils even seized camp commander, and held him hostage for 78 hours. Docld's successor, Brig. Gen. Hayclcn L. Boatner, restored order nnd moved all Chinese prison- 5. Sunday's mutiny Involved rcclas- slfled Communist prisoners of war. AU arc Koreans, probably n mix lure of both North and South Koreans who cling grimly to their Communist leadership. Red China Turns Thumbs Down on Peace Plan insiseld upon lo the speedy and total prisoners of war." 225 Ballots Are Cast By Noon in Bond Vote Making their sixth trip to the polls this year, Blytheville voters today were deciding yes or no on a $125,000 bond Issue to buy added land for air base reactivation an by noon had cast 225 ballots. Allhough not comparable to the< turnouts for the Democratic primaries and the general election, the number of ballots cast in the first four hours of voting today was not unusually light for a special election. If Ihc proposed bond Issue Is approved loday, business and professional men of Blytheville who gave or pledged nearly $100.000 In a base drive will be repaid. The other S25.000 will be used to refund outstanding Blytheville Hospital bonds. By refunding these bonds 1 , Ihe city will have 1.8 mills of the five-mill statutory debt service limit available lo retires the full $125,000 issue. Voting was heavist in Ward Two. where 55 ballots had been cast by noon. A total of 74 ballots had been cast by noon In Ward One. -58 in Ward Three and eight In Ward Potir. Tills was the sixth election held In Blytheville this year. In addition (o today's voting, these included the school election In March, Ihe water company purchase election in June, the preferential primary in July, the runoff primary in August, the combined gcncral-and-munlclpal tion in November. elec- Inside Today's Courier News ...Clilclis lose lo Jackson, Tcnn. rl.iy Memphis Tech here tomorrow night..Pans open home season ag.tlnst Humes tonight... Spurts... I'age S... ...Snclf«.v. ..1'aee 1... ...Markets... Page 10... UTTLE LIZ UN's Resolution Termed Illegal by Communist Minister By WILLIAM C. BAHNARD TOKYO tt) - Rcd ch ln ., to{Ia ,, blasted hopes for an early truce. In Korea by angrily rejecting & United Nations peace appeal based on India's plan for an exchange of prisoners of war. Peking's reply came 'from Foreign Minister Chou En-lal, who called the U. N. General Assembly resolution illegal, unreasonabla, unfair and degenerate. He demanded that the a. S resume (nice talks at Panmunjom along the lines proposed by Russian Poflreng Minister Andrei Y Vlshinsky. The lalks have been. suspended since October. Cbou's answer to Lester B. Pearson of Canada, U. N. Assembly prcKdienl. was broadcast over Pci- Ping radio. Penrson had sent the text of Ilia U. N. resolution and tin 800-word personal appeal for its acceptance lo both the Red Chinese and (he Slorih Koreans. The Indian plan provided for a commission consisting-, of Poland .Czechoslovakia, Sweden ii'nd Switzerland (o dandle, the repatriation of all prisoners of war. Those declining repatiiation_ would b» ttirnM over to |^n|H«t SMton.- o The Russians, voftng »g«fnst th«° nropoa-U suggested' an Immediate cease-fire nnd a 'political conference with Red China and North Korea sitting In lo setlle the prisoner Issue. In his reply Pearson, Chou "unconditional, repatriation of Masonic Party to rVef ^ Gifts for Needy Youth The annual Christinas party for Masons, their families and guests will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Masonic Temple. Each person will bring a gift to be placed under the tree and left for the Shrlners. who will hava their annual party for crippled children Friday night and distribute Ihe glfls. The party is open to tlie public. Ftiz to Manage B & W Store Tennessean to Take Over Here Jan. 15 Blytheville's Black and White Store will have a new manager in January. H D. Brown, present manager of the store here, will be replaced about Jan. 15, by Wehman Fitz. who has been assistant manager of the Union city, Tenn., store for the past three years. Mr. Brown, who c'ninc here from Dycrsburg. Tenn.. one year and. nine months ago. nil! become manager of the Paragould Black and White store. A native of Rives, Tenn,, Mr. Fitz uas namod "Young Man of the Year" in 1913 by the Union City Jaycees. It's gelling to be quite o problem for a man to find a wife »rh* i) viitlinj to help hi'm wMi the dishes, «>*»

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