The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 19, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVIII—NO. 228 8iyQievlll« bally New BlytheviUe Herald itiululppl Valley Leader BlythevllU Couri«r THE DOMIHANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY,'DECEMBER 19, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT3 TOASTMASTERS GET CHARTER — Fred Sanderfur (left), president of Blytheville'6 Toast in asters Club, accepts the club's charter from Toastmasters * * * if. International from Fred J. Payne, president'of Memphis Toastmastcrs club, as Ernest McKcnzie, club secretary, lo'oks on. .(Courier News Photo) * * * * Toastmasters Club Here Presented Charter Blythevllie's Toastmastere 'Club, received its charter .last night when some 30 members, their-' wives and guests attended a charter presentation party at the Rustic Inn.' ' ' ' Fred J. Payne, president of the Memphi Toastmasters Clubs of Memphis, made the presentation to Blytheville President Fred Sandefur. Mr. Sandefur acted as master of ceremonies and Richard Roberts was toplcmaster. W. Kemper Bruton was toastmaster. Speakers included .-•. Dr. James C. Guard. Paul Hughes and Kelley Welch. Bill Stovali, Jr., was timer and Kenneth Richardson was recorder. " • Truman Defends His Foreign Policies; Admits 'Mistakes' WASHINGTON (AP) — President Truman stoutly defended today the foreign policies of his seven years In the White House and declared j they have produced "a situation in winch it should be clear to t h e Soviet leaders that they cannot gain their objectives by the use of force." "We have demonstrated to the Communists that their expansionist efforts will be chekced." the President said, adding: * UN Bombers Hit Troop 'Centers',, One,MIG Reported Damaged in Fight; Ground Action'Slow By MILO FARNETTI SEOUL Cfl — Hundreds of Allied fighter-bombers swept through clearing skies over the Western Korean front today and hammered Communist troop and supply concentrations. U, S. Sabre jels reported one Red MIG 15 jet damaged in two dogfights high over the Suilio reservoir in North Korea. Clouds and snow flurries during the morning grounded attack planes. The Fifth Air Force said fighter- bombers pounded a big Red troop concentration at Paegyang, 'about 25 miles north of Kaesong on the Western Front. -Pilots reported at least 40 buildings destroyed. Marine fighter-bombers blasted supply areas just north of the tip of the Western Front. Ground Action Light Ground action continued light. Frontline reports said Allied tillery killed, or wounded 27 Chinese Reds near Sniper Rfclge in the biggest action. The U. S. Eighth Army said 250 Reds were killed or wounded by Allied big guns that blasted eight See WAR nn Page 10 Weather Arkansas Forecast — Occasional rain ard a few.local thunderstorms OCCASIONAL RAIN this afternoon and In north and easl tonight and in, extreme northeasl Saturday. Colder Saturday and in west portion tonight. Lowest tonight 30 to W west portion. 'Missouri Forecast — Cloudy through Saturday and freezing rain or sleet extreme north and occasional rain remainder of state this afternoon, changing to occaslona light snow or freezing drizzle north and ending south portion Saturday morning; colder south and central tonight; low tonight near 25 northwest, 30-35 southeast; high Saturday 30-35 north, upper 30s south. Minimum this morning—47. Maximum yesterday—60. Sunset today—4:52. Sunrise tomorrow—7:02. . Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m.— none. Total precipitation since January 1—«37. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—53.5. Normal mean temperature for Det ember—41.9. This Date i.isl Year Minimum this morning—20. Maximum yesterday—43. Precipitation January 1 to this d«t«—KM. "They know this nation Is be-+ :oming strong. They know > the; itrength and, unity of the free na ; ions (s mounting They can gain ! othing from war but catastrophe '• .Truman conceded there have; ecu in his. administration- some : mistakes and a few failures in in, ernational -relations; but'-'he said hose who'criticize'such losses'-'as he fall of China to the Reds rarelv ook at the whole balance sheet. This appraisal of foreign accomplishments since 1945 was in a peech prepared for ceremonies at:he National War College, trailing school for armed services staff officers. No advance announcement of the talk was made, and reporters were told they could not 'attend, but the While House gave out a presidential text. • "Serious Perils Ahead" Truman acknowledged that many serious perils lie ahead, but said these should not be exaggerated any more than they should be underestimated. "We need not be panicky today about-the state'of the world," he said. "We are not on the losing side. The world is not about to collapse around us." He spoke of the Communist refusal to agree to Allied proposals for a Cruce in Korea, and said this confronts" the U. S. with "a terrible and n -serious problem." But while it i3 being dealt with, he went on, "Let us not lose "sight of how much we have already accomplished by fighting in Korea." Truman continued: "I believe the Communists were bent oh testing the authority of the United Nations and the strength of the-free countries, by force, sooner or later. If the test had not come in Korea', It would have come somewhere else. But it came In Korea and that was where we had to meet It and stop it.x x x "If the attack had been allowed to succeed, the United Nations would have been shattered, and all our hopes of building up a collective security system for the free nations would have been destroyed. If we had failed to meet the test there, the free world today might well be in retreat before Communism on a dozen other fronts. fl Truman's speech was a s"ort of swan song in which he reviewed the fateful foreign policy steps taken in the last seven years. Several times he came back to the view that there had been errors, but that the overall accomplishment was great. "Future historians may recognize some mistakes," he said at one point. "But, on balance, I be Ileve they will say that never In history did a great nation respond so effectively and promptly to new and unaccustomed problems as this nation did in the past seven years; and never was a greater or more enlightened effort expended for a nobler purpose—the aim of world peace." C. of C. Director Health Plan's Fate Is Up to Ike and AM A Senators Doubt its Approval if Opposition Keen By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON ( A P)' — The fate of a new plan-to nake it easier for people to meet doctor bills appeared to- lay to hinge on whether, President-elect Eisenhower is for t and how strongly the American Medical Association may )e against it. The plan, developed by President Truman's Commission on the na- ion's Health Needs. Is built largely around voluntary, prepaid medical nsurnnce financed In part by federal and state governments. Senators interested in Ihe health problem said' they doubted the new program could get through Con- jress If the AMA decides to battle t- .They.said the one thing that might get it enacted would be definite, unmlncing words from the new President that he wants it. Eisenhoyer has taken no stand i far on the voluntary, pay-in- advance health plan. During the presidential campaign, he spoke out against what he termed "socialized medicine" and for improved medical service for the people. The AMA up lo now h,aa taken a stand—in opposition—on only one phase of the program. AMA President Louis H. Bauer said a recommendation that the government buy health insurance for some social security beneficiaries out of social security fumis spells "compulsory health insurance" and eventual control of health services by "big government." Endorsed. by Truman The AMA Intends to tfumb through the. entire report before commenting on all of it Truman, who battled through the /ears for a compulsory health lasuiance plan financed by payroll Uytcs $[i employees and *mptoyes, fMpd the pewjpropo.^a^s^rfactory Ike Fills 4 Military Posts Names of 24 Listed Oh Mail Ballots Sent Chamber Members Twenty-four n omi nees, fron which 12- new members of th Chamber of Commerce board of di rectors will be : chosen, were llste on •. ballots . mailed yesterday t Chamber members. The ballots must, be in the Chamber office no later than 5 p m Tuesday. Nominees include Kendall Berry. Billy Boone, Gene Bradley, Kelso Brooks, O. D. Buffington, Barney Cockrell, R. c. Coleman, Rosco Graf ton. Eddie B. David, Jimmie Edwards, Joe B. Evans, W. L. Homer, O. E KnudEcn, James. S. Manley, R A Nelson, J. V. Oates, Russell Phillips, W. J. Pollard, R. A. Porter W. P.. Pryor, W. O. Reeves, Gilbert Smythe, E. D. Swaner and J. L Westbrook, Jr. carried out •Whether his . endorsement will have weight /with the incoming Republican'Congress is, of course, questionable. Truman couldn't-get compulsory health insurance approved even when the Democrats Van Congress. •What Ihe health commission proposes is a broad new system See HEALTH on Page 10 Shrinsrs to Entertain Crippled Youths Tonight The Blytheville Shrine Club will sponsor a Christmas parly for crippled children tonight at the Masonic Temple. About 25 children are expected to attend the party which will meet at City Hall and be transported to the Temple for supper and distribution of gifts, E, M. Holt safd. Leachville's Health Council Status Set LEACHVILLE — A p e r m a nent Community Health Council for Leachvllle was formed at a meeting of the group held last night at the school here. ' A temporary organization, formed Dec. 8, was converted to a permanent council at the meeting last night, which heard talks by Roy M. Reid, educational director of Ihe State Health .Department and Jeff Farrls, director of honlth and physical education at Arkansas state College. Officers chosen for the temporary organization were retained to head the council. They are Hoy E. Dawson, president; Mrs. Roy Thomas, vice-president; Mrs. William Cruse, secretary-treasurer; and Dr. T. N. Rodman, consultant, The meeting laso confirmed the appointments of Mrs. T. N. Rodman and Mrs. Lester Mayfield as representatives to the North Mississippi County Health Council. Title of Mr. Reid's address was "The Functions and Purposes of Community Health Councils." and Mr. Farris, spofce on the functions of health councils in connection with schools. The meeting also saw a motion picture named "Well Town," and was entertained by the Lcachville High School band and glee club. C. E. Crigger Services Set Funeral to Be Held At 11 a.m. Tomorrow Final rites for C. E. digger who died yesterday will be rontlucted at First Methodist Church tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock by the Rev. Roy I. Bagley, pastor. The body will He In state at the church beginning at 9 a.m. and burial . will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS — Paint brushes, wrenches and hammers are flying fast in the Blytheville High School shop <top photo) these days as members of the Future'Farmers of America • chapter repair toys for the. annual.Kiwanis-Junlor Chamber of Commerce undcrprivclegud children's Christmas party. Harry Brown, Franklin -Pierce, Billy Larrow and Roland Howard (left to right) are shown repairing used toys, collected for the party. Seated around-the Christmas tree (bottom photo) with dolls to be given to underprivileged children In iBIytlieville are some of the Future Homemakers of America girls wild helped repair and clothe the dolls, which were collected by PFA boys. They are (left to right! Bonlla Rose, secretary; Anna May Oreer, treasurer; Elta Lou 'Yancey, Betty Watson, Cleone Mitchell. Cnrolyn Wren, parliamentarian; and Roscmarlo Clampill. president. The PFA boys will distribute the dolls Christmas Eve. (Courier News Photos) : - Active pallbearers include Freeman Robinson, Phillips Robinson, 'Jack Finley Robinson, Harmon i Hobinson, Hugh Whitsitt. Eric Whitley, E. M. Regenold and Hnrman Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Harvey Morris, A. O. Hudson, J. W. Hill. R. E. Lee Wilson, III. J H. Grain, ALC Adjourns for Christmas After Okaying U. A , Game-Fish Budgets LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Legislative Council adjourned yesterday for a holiday vacation, but the 21 legislators approved controversial budgets for two state agencies before closing up shop. Most, of the University of Arkansas' multi-million dallar budget was approved by the Council without mention of the athletic situation at the school, or the use of cash funds by the institution. Both of these factors have been criticised long and loud by Councilmcn. A SI,531,100 budget was approved* for the Game and Fish Commission, "but a lending foe of the agency, Rep. Paul Van Dalsem inside Today's Courier News . . . Chicks invade Carulhcrs- vllle tonight, .-; Sporlil . . . Page 9. . . . , . Society news. . . Pajte 4. . . . . . Markets . . . Faj:e 10, , . Dr.. J, L. Guard, Or. I. R. Johnson, allowed that "this lacks a hell of E. L. Hale, R. H. Robinson. . . . B. A. Lynch, C. W. Affllck, C. M. Buck. J. W. Meyer, J M. Stevens, L. G. Nash, W. E. Hagen. J: R. Cul- loni. George Sands, T. W. Jackson. L. E. Old. Oscar Fendler, Jesse Taylor, C. t G. Redman, Arch Lindscy and C. F. Fullerton. Cobb Funeral Home Is In charge. 'Not Guilty 1 Plea Entered By Lattimore WASHINGTON M>-Owen Lattimore loudly declared "Not guilty!" today in answer to a seven-count perjury Indictment based on his sworn denial of Communist sympathies. The two words—almost a shout— were all Lattimore said during a brief court proceeding, but his attorney. Thurmond Arnold/ had plenty to say about publicity the case has received. U. S. District Judge James R. Kirkland. before whom Lattimore was arraigned, said the trial of the Far Eastern specialist probably will beain, sometime in early March. The Judge gave Latlimore until Feb. 16 to file motions attacking the indictment returned Tuesday by. a grand Jury, charging he Hcd when he denied lo senators he had been a Communist sympathizer or promoter of Communist Interests. Bond was fixed at 42,000 which was provided In the form of negotiable treasury note*. a lot of going through the House." The Commission and the Council lave been at odds over the Commission's refusal to adopt three changes in hunting and fishing regulations, advocated by the leg- slators. One stale unit, the Revenue Department, may come out of the Council with more money than it iskcd. Ed McLees. sales tax director for the Department, appeared to explain a revised budget cquest for $1,710,000 annually against n previous request for 1,800,000. I McLees said the "field auditor program" of the sales tax division 'Is the key to the. whole situation" and added that the department ilans to "mount a real aggressive field auditors' program" lo slop losslble loss of sales taxes due :he state. McLces, who said he submitted he revised budget as a representative ot Gov.-clect Francis Cherry, asked for 43 auditors against Ihe jresent force of 57. Salaries would ae increased. More Auditors Several council members said they thought there ought lo be more auditors and higher salary increases. Finally, the Council ask ed McLees for his recommendations along that line, and deferred action on. the budget, pending his report. Under the revised budget, total Revenue Department personnel would be reduced from 432 lo 471. The Job of sales tax director, which McLees has long held, would be combined with that of assis'.anl revenue commissioner as the No. See COUNCIL on Page 10 Deaths of Caruthersville Pair Believed Slaying and Suicide CARUTHERSVILLE - Charley Fowler, midulc-aged Caruthersville businessman, apparently shot 'his wife and then himself shortly before 10:30 this morning in his Dry Goods store here. Sf evens Jalbotf, Anderson, Kyes To Assist Wilson President-Elect Picks Army, Navy, Air Force Chiefs After Meetings By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Eisenhower today announced his selections of the civilians who will head the armed services 'under Charles E.-':.Wilson, secretary of defense-designate. They are: Deputy Secretary of defense . Roger M. Kyes, 46, of Bloomfleld, Hills. Mich a vice president of General Motors. Sccretnrj of the Army—Robert Ten Brocck Stevens, 53, of South Phlnfleld, N. J., a director of the General Electric Corp.. General Foods and Jackson Mills> and chairman of the board 'of J p Stevens and Co., textile mariufat- turers Secretary of the Navy—Robert Bernerd Anderson, 42, of Vernon, Tex., a director and deputy chairman of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank at Dallas, Tex. Secretary of the Air Force—Harold L. Talbott, 44, of New York, chairman of the board of the North American Aviation Co, and a member of the Chrysler Corp fl nance committee. Talbolt wis active as an advisor and fund raiser during FLsenhow- cr s presidential campaign The others selected toda> had not figured In the campaign limelight on a national scale All the designations must be approved by trie Senate. James:C. Hagerly', Elsenhower's press secretary, announced-.the., appointments. * DecldefT~on Trip He said they were decided upon nlt(.r V series of conferences be tween yi a f nho^e^ and Wilson aboird the cruiser Helena while Ihev v,cro returning from Korea The new appointments were announced as Eisenhower : faced a po- Iltlcally-exploslve • decision in coping with inflation. The decision confronting him is whether to hsk Ihe new Republican-ruled .Congress to extend controls authority, scheduled to expire April 30, or let Ihe program die and try to .restrain inflation by other methods.' Eisenhower may outline to Congress personally the course he decides upon. ' Rep. Joseph W. Martin Jr. ot Massachusetts, the prospective speaker of the House, said after a conference with Eisenhower yesterday that the President-elect is considering whether to go before Congress and set forth his legislative program.-after he takes office Jan. 20. Sitting in with Elsenhower and Marttn were Rep. Charles A. Hal- leek of Indiana, In line to be majority floor leader, and Rep. Leslie C. Arencls of Illinois, who probably will be assistant leader. I Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio and other Senate GOP leaders will get together with Eisenhower soon for a similar conference on the legislative program being drafted by the new administration. The double-shooting occurred at Fowler's Clothing Store In downtown Canithersvllle. Pcmiscot County Sheriff's office reported that Mr. Fowler evidently iscd a pistol first on his wife then n tinsel f. The bodies were found on the floor of Mr. Fowler's office In the rear of his store. Three bullets had been fired from the pistol. Both had been shot in the head and the pistol was lying beside Mr. Fowler, It was reported. Mr Powlcr was estimated to be around 50 years old. his wife some 15 or 20 years younger. They made their home on East 18th Street In Caruthersville and were the parents of one child, a girl, about seven years old. Mr. Powlcr, a resident here (or about 10 years, owned two general merchandise stores In Caruthers- vllle. The one in which the shooting occurred was in the 400 block on Ward Avenue. Camthersvllle's main Forfeits $111 Bond Charges of driving while Intoxicated were heard In Municipal Court thto morning against Dewey Renfro. Renfro did not appear and the court ordered his 4111.25 bond forcfetted. Charles Seats also forefeltcd bond 01 $10 on charge of speeding. business street. The other Is located In the 1100 block on Ward. Living Cost Tied Record In November WASHINGTON (/P>—The cost of living as measured by the government crept up two-tenths of a point last month to equal the record high reached last August. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, announcing Its measuring as of Nov. 15, said today that higher home rents were mainly responsible for the Increase In Its Index. The slight rise was not enough lo prevent the nations' rail workers from taking a one-cdnt cut in their hourly wages. The wages of about IK million railroad workers are tied by union contracts to the BLS index. They had received two cents an hour Increase In the last adjustment. The new consumer's price Index, measuring Nov. 15 prices of food, clothing, rent, medical care, entertainment and a host of other things, stood at 191.! per cent of Ihe 19351939 base period. The record high, reached last August, wu also H>1.1, Siamese Twins Remain Critical CHICAGO (if) — The Brodle Siamese twins, their heads separated in an unprecedented operation, began their third day of life as separate entities today still In critical condition. "There has been very little change in the condition of Roger Lee and' Rodney Dee Brodie since yesterday afternoon," a bulletin issued by the University of Illinois at 8:45 a. r.i. stated. "Tin.- condition of K-'^er remains 'very precarious.' He has not regained consciousness and Is being fed intravenously. "Rodney Is doing better than his brother. Nevertheless, his condition still is termed 'critical'." The twins were separated Wednesday night after a day-long exhausting surgical procedure. They were the first twins to survive a head-to-heatl severance. LITTLE LIZ — Many a big garno hunrw hos failed to return because, he disagreed wirh so-nclh'ng that ate him. " »su

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