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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Jj TOI* XLYI»-NO. 228 Blythevllle- fcaily ff« ' BlytheviUe Herald Mississippi Valley teader Blythevllla Courier BLYTHEVlLLii/, MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1D5Z SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Air Force Begins Investigation of Worst' Air Crash * Death Toll in Washington Tragedy Climbs to 86; Plane Checks Asked MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A military investigation of History's worst airplane crash was under way today «g demands rose for a civilian probe of the accident that claimed 8G lives here'early Saturday. • + Civilian officiate In and out ol the government called for Invest!- uVUD DtMAvi* gatioiis and action Lo reduce the n\|f n KPIlllI |\ number of military plane crashes lli*l\l* I\V|*VI IJ Saturday's crash, which killed all but 30 of Uie men aboard ihe U. S., military's biggest airplane, was the 10th In a recent series which has snuffed out more than 300 lives. Calls began Immediately for grounding of military aircraft while safety precautions and plane checks are taken. Sen. Richard Russell (D-Oa) called . for an exhaustive investigation. He said it was possible a subcommittee of his Senate Armed Services Committee would take action on the Moses Lake disaster. | At Larson Air Force Base, starting point of the flight, ihe grim and tedious job of identifying the On Survey of Atomic Power More Participation By Private Enterprise U Urged by Group By D. HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON IB—The National Security Resources Board urged today that the government encourage greater participation by pri- enterprise in the-development dead continued. The process was end use of atomic energy source of power. This is one way, ihe board said In a 100-page report to President Truman, the nation can plan to insure against exhaustion of its strategic materials resources. Other steps it recommended alter a six months' study of long- term materials and energy supply problems included: 1—A mineral leasing system as an optional alternative for claim- staking on public lands. The board said many provisions of existing law are "absotete'and anachronistic." 2 — Laws authorizing United States participation with Canada in constructing the St. Lawrence Seaway and power project, and providing for other multiple- purpose river-development. 4 — Legislation authorizing reduction or elimination of tariffs on raw materials in which this country Is substantially deficie'nt. : / : 5—Greater emphasis'bn^mizie^al resources ,, ; programs' tor under-^ deVelo areas of the world ' Truman Requested'Ail vice i The board's report, made public by the White House, was in response to the President's request ^ for advice on what initial steps should be taken to carry out the 78 recommendations made early this year by the President's ma\ erials pollcy commission hcaded by William C. Paley, Columbia Broadcasting System board chairman. The resources board also transmitted the generally concurring views of 22 other federal agencies on the commission's report, and occasionally took exception to some ol the objections raised. The board urged tha'l 17 of the 48 recommendations be given priority by the President as what it called key proposals. It noted that the commission focused attention on the "extraordinarily rapid rate at which we are utilizing our material and energy resources." But It said the ^materials policy commission is not alarmist and'added: "In the long perspective even those material resources we now classify as exhaustible may prove to be renewable ns we learn to convert and to utilize the elements available in the oceans nnd th' See NSRB on Page 5 • slow because many of the vie- and burned iims, were mangled beyond recognition. A study of dental records was being made by identification experts. Officers Huddled Meanwhile, four Air Force generals huddled with other officers, civilians and technical representatives of aircraft and equipment manufacturers, trying Eo piece together the cause of the accident. An Air Force captain with years ol experience flying heavy equipment said he thought the plane just couldn't develop enough power to rise from the runway He was Capt. George Demas of Cleveland, O., and Charleston, S. C. His observations were made first hand—he was one of the passengers who lived through the crash. | "I had a peculiar feeling," he said from his hospital bed<at Larson AFB," 'Jtrmt we were staying too long oa the ground. I became qohytacad of this when I felt the plane bouncV at the end of»the runway' and it seemed the plane had hot developed enough power (o complete the takeoff." * "Tried to Yank H" The pilot, Can't. Demas said, apparently agreed, as he "tried lo yank it into the air because It was too late to reverse the propellers and stop it." The plane rose sharply, the cap- See CRASH on Page 5 UN Rejects Russia's Demand For Condemnation of U. S. For Alleged POW Murders tniidt Today'* Courier Newt . , . Razorbacko SWC tourney favorite* . . . Sports . . . Page 10 ... . . . Firing of racing commission may end in court fight , . , . Markets . . Society . . Page 5 . news . . , Saber Jets Down Three More MIGs / Near Yalu River Frozen Ground Front Relatively Quiet; Supply Areas Hit Weary Assembly Adjourns To Await Ike's Inauguration By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER UNITED'NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — A weary United Nations Assembly tarly today turned down a bitter Russian demand for condemnation o£ the United States for the alleged mass murder o£ Red prisoners on Pongam Island in Hydrogen Blast Kills 15 in Japan Chemical Fertilizer Plant Levelled; 370 Are Reported Injured NAGOYA.-Japan IJ) — A thun derous blast o/ cx-pfui levelled'/*- CHRISTMAS PARTY — Joe and Ann Rainwater, children of the Rev: and Mrs. James Rainwater, give J. B. Fisher of the Ritz Theater their admission price for tills morning's all-cartoon feature at the Hitz. Toys and food were charged for admission and will go to the KhvanIs-Junior Chamber"of Comtnerce'christmas party for underprlv- legcd children tomorrow morning. (Courier News I'hoto) A similar picture show party was held this afternoon, at the Mox Theater. The party, which will start at 10 o'clock, will be held in the Jay- • cee clubroom on North Second. Admission to the party \viirbe by invitation only. Dick Watson and James Gan'ner. co-chairmen .of. the eyp'a^'fhavft invited 200 ^ Weather Arkansas Forecast—Showers east portion and considerable cloudiness if Court Hegrs 10 Traffic Cases Five Are Penalized Far Drunken Driving Ten traffic cases were on the docket in Muncipal Court this morning, including five drunk driving and two speeding charges. forfeiting bonds of $121.25 on charges of driving while intoxicated were BUI F. Cuptd and U C. Tyler. On similar charges, pleas of guilty were entered by Lloyd Parsley, Willie Hill and Paul Fulton. Each was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to one day in jail. Speeding charges' were lodged against Vcrnon Boyd and Robert Potts. Both forfeited bonds of $10. Charley Woodson entered a plea of guilty to reckless driving charges and was fined $60 and costs, and James Williams, pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an accident against was fined $25 and cost.. A trespassing charge Snow Flurries Martin banglcy was dismissed. In Sa turday's scssoion of court, Elmer Davis was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with his case continued to Jan. 17, and Emiliano Castro forfeited bond of SIO on a speeding charge. hern tc^U/ty'.ii/^lLt ita'si Jt^S.prk-. ers. ' '"'- ' ,~i' 'v -" =- v """ Police, still digging through the ruins, said five persons were missing and 370 injured, 70 , critically Their search for bodies dropped their figures from earlier reports of 30 killed and 550 injured. The explosion shook the city like the wen-remembered B-20 raids of World Wnr II. It stripped the concrete away from Ihe steel framework of the new building and, sent it hurtling through the air. Poison fumes from the released chemicals forced police,' firemen and U. S. Air Force volunteer workers to don gas masks. The violent blast ripped apart the main works oE the Toa Synthetic Chemical Company, one of Japan's major producers of chemical fertilizer. Homes Damaged Homes ard stores in a radius of several blocks were badly damaged. The explosion demolished the new ferro-concrete building that housed part of the factory's ammonium sulphate plant. Damage WDS estimated'at 14 million dollars. Authorities who launched an immediate investigation said Uie blast may have been touched off by a s pa rk in a hy droge n ta nk whe re ammonium sulphate Is extracted from a liquid chemical. Tiie company's president, Ikoma Nonaka, said the whole 'factory system probably would- have to be closed. ( There was no fire of any proportions, however, Nagoya firemen said. Police estimated the area of total destruction at 21,000 square feet, or about half an acre—Including the concrete building, a number of outlying buildings, and stores and homes in the neighborhood. V . given at the Razorback tomorrow noon by Sam Johns, owner of the restaurant, is open to any needy youngster. Mr. JohnK said this morning that the .dinner is not an invitation affair and that any needy child is welcome. A huge Christmns dinner, with chicken'and several plates full o£ • --- r to be ; ' readied 2 Die in Week End Accidents in Area A Missouri wotnan and a Mexican from Wilson died Saturday from injuries received in auto-pedestrian accidents in this area, and four wrecks were reported by city police in BlytheviUe over the weekend, Mrs. Effie R. Bivcns. 56, of the* Oak REdge Community south of Cooler, Mo., died Saturday afternoon at Walls Hospital from injuries received when she was struck In front of her home by a car driven by Mrs. Johnnte Mick. Struck about noon Saturday while she was crossing the road west portion; turning colder this afternoon; considerable cloudiness and colder tonight With a few snow Hurries extreme north portion', Tuesday clearing and rather cold; lowest temperatures 25 extreme, northwest to 35 extreme southeast! tonight. Missouri Forecast — Occasional light snow or snow flurries north portion; partly cloudy south tonight; Tuesday fair south, partly cloudy north; colder south and cast; low tonight near 20 northeast to 30 southeast; high Tuesday 25-30 northwest lo the 30s southeast. Maximum Saturday—45. Minimum Sunday—36. Minimum this morning—32. Maximum yesterday—50. Sunset today—4:5-5. Sunrise tomorrow—7:0-1. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m. —.14. Total precipitation since January 1-44.63. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—41. Normal mean temperature for December—419. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—33. Maximum yesterday—19. Precipitation January l to this 4*fc»-*.7e. Brodie Siamese Twins Cling To Life/No Change' Is Report CHICAGO f.fl — The Brodie Siamese twins clung tenaciously today lo the separate life surgeons sought to give them last Wednesday, but an Illinois Neuropsychiat- tic Hospital spokesman would say only that "their remarkable stamina" is heartening. The 15-months-old sons of Mr. and Mrs. Royb Brodie of Mollne, III., born joined at the tops of their heads, were separated in a 12 hour and 40 minute operation. Roger, (he weaker of the two. Is still in a coma and the hospital said his condition Is precarious. He Is being fed Intravenously. The little Brodles are the only head-linked Siamese twins who have survived survical separation Thus, each hour of continued life is In itself a medical milestone. At 10 a. m. today the Brodtep passed the 109th hour since they were wheeled out of the operating room. A bulletin issued at 10 a. rn. read: | lr No change for better or worse. Rodney still critical. Roger still very precarious." Rodney, to whom surgeons gave the single main drainage blood vein which formerly the twins shared. Is still regarded In critical condition and has failed lo continue the progress he had made. Rodney was given the sagittal sinus, a large blood vessel carrying blood from the brain back to the heart, both because he was more vigorous and believed more likely to survive, and because the veins' position favored htm. Rodney was less animated than Saturday, however, when he parroted a nurse's question, "What Is this?" He is able lo take some nourishment In normal fashion. Emphasizing the miracle aspects of their survival this long, larly Joined Siamese twins died in Greenxvood, Miss., Saturday. I They were John L. and John Edward, sons of Roosevelt and Maybclle Flowers. One of the four- montlw-old Negro boys died unexpectedly and the other died in to her mall box, Mrs Bivens suffered Internal injuries and several broken bones. She died about four hours later. Services for Mrs. Bivens, who had lived in the Oak Ridge nreu ntout 25 years, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ In Steelc, Mo., by the Rev. Tommy McClure. minister of the Church of Christ in Hlythcville. Burial at Number Eight Cemetery will be In charge of Holt Funern Home. Survivors Include her husband J. B. Bivens; three sons. John W Brlstow, Raymond E. King, Albert S, King, all of St. Louis; three daughters, Mrs. Vernon Reaves Maiden, Mrs. George Steele of Killen, Tex.. Mrs. John Scher Granite City. 111.; and one sister Mrs. Cora Sprandlin of Midland Tex. Mexican Killed In South Mississippi County, traffic accident took the lite o Arilo Munti?. 50-year-old Mexican on Highway 14 between Marie an' Wilson about 10:45 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Muntiz, who, according t Deputy Sheriff J. T. (Buster) Wig ley, had been drinking at the tinv was struck by a car driven b Warren I-ane of Marie, when he ra across the road In the path of th vehicle. He was taken to Swift Funeral Home in Osceola where funeral arrangements were incomplete this morning. BlytheviUe Police reported four accidents In the city over the weekend. Saturday nlglit, a collision at Matbis and Franklin Street* Involved two Negroes, Albert Mitchem of Dell. Rt. 4, and Dailis Franklin. 1500 North Dennle Street. Officers Willie Hopper and Fred Hodge reported that both cars -were traveling west on Mathls and the wreck occurred as Mitchcm was turning onto Franklin Street. Officers Bert Ross and J. R. 16 Missto Hen Get Draft Test; Next Call Includes 35 for Prc-lnduction Exams January 5 Sixteen men were sent by the Mississippi County Draft Board for ysical examination today, Miss osa .Salibn, secretary, announced. The call was for 15 men. Eleven reported, four failed to report, four reported here from other Iwartls ind one reported who had failed to do so previously. This was the last group to leave this year. The next call Ifi (or 35 men for pre-induction examination on Jan. 5. Leaving today were: Nolan Pay Brown, Marvin Connell, Johnnie Vcston Colbert, Luther Junior Hlggs, Bimbo Tanner, James Marlon Collins, Manila; Jay Ray Lofton, Lepanto; Jimmie Thedrlc Smith, Wilson; Jnmes Thomas Earwood, Crawfardsvlllc, Ark. Negroes leaving today were: Anthony William Love, Blythe- vllle; Robert Jones, Willie Jones, both of Frenchman's Bayou, Orthen Sec imAI-T on !'j\gc 5 SEOUL lvP>— U. S. Sabre jet pilots Masted three Communist MIG-ISs from North Korean skies in a series of furious air battles near the Valu River today, the U, S. Fifth Air Force reported. One MIG was shot down In a twisting dogfight , uctween two Sabres and two MIGs thftt raged from 41,000 feet down to 23,000. Two oilier Red jets were downed in a battle between six Sabres and Eight MIGs The frozen ground front remained quiet except for a few ll^'it jabs b'y Chinese Reds on the Central Front. | Temperatures dropped to a bone-chlllmg 5 degrees. B-293 and B-2Gs roared through clearing skies lust night'In attacks against Communist supply '. and transport 'la fg'els'bchfrid "the'lines. ^ Supply Areas Hit Eleven B-29s hit two supply areas on the west coast of North Korea. Red fighter planes arose, but made no firing passes. The llgher B-2GS prowled over the Red highway network. Pilots reported 30 Communist trucks destroyed. | JVfarlne Panther Jets plastered ft Red supply concentration north of Singyc today. Results were not observed. ' Allied fighter-bombers Sunday blasted Communist positions near the battteline on the Eastern Front. | The U. S. Eighth Army briefing officer said Chinese soldiers on the Central Front threw a series of light jabs against South Korean troops last night and early today. Very little action was reported elsewhere along the baltlellne. Korea. Immediately after—at 4:45.a.m.* —the Assembly adjourned until Feb. 24, after the Inauguration of U. S. PresWenl-clect Dwight D. Eisenhower. | Red-eyed after a tense o-11-nlght debate, Assembly delegates voted 45 "iinys" to 5 Soviet bloc "yeas" against the Russian proposal. Ten members of the Arab-Asian bloc abstained The other three In that group — Irao., Lebanon and Thailand — voted against the Soviet move. The Soviet bloc gained no support oulsldc of Its own light little group for the resolution, which was denounced by U. S. Delegate Ernest A. Gross as a "sickening" and "shabby in I cl n I g h t propaganda stunt." ^ Gross, replying to' charges launched at midnight Saturday bj Soviet Delegate Andrei A. Gromyko said the riot on Dec. 14 in whtcl persons were killed wns engineered to help the Kremlin cover up the fact (hat "the aggressors nnd their sponsors have rejected peace Ii Korea." He said the gnimis firct Blythcvilie Man's Wills Adequate, Tribunal Rules The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled today that the authenticity of two crudely-written wills of a Bly- thcvilie man has been sufficiently established and in so doing reversed the decision of Mississippi County Probate Court. The wills, left hy the late J. A. Abernathy, gave all his property to Ethel Sanders, who was his housekeeper for about 12 years. The Probate Court had disallowed the 12- ycar-oW man's 7.-lUs. Eight children of Abernathy had attacked validity of the wills but a ninth child, E. E. Abernathy, refused to Join and testified at a hearing that he believed the Instruments had been written by his father. Several other persons also, testified that the handwriting was that ol Mr. Abernathy, who died lost i March, at the rioting Reds to o.uell them and to avoid greater casualties, "May .Kcvogntze Mistake" Gross referred to the blunt re jectton by the Communists of the Indian peace plan approved by tin General Assembly Dec. 3 by a voti of 54 to 5 (Soviet bloc) with Na Uonnllst China abstaining. "Tht Soviet government," Gros said, "may now recognize the mfc take it made In so brutally rejecl ing the Indinn resolution for pe^c in Korea nnd in so contemnUiausI flouting x tho" will,''of '"the Unite Nations. . . .- : r | "There is a lesson to be draw from this midnight nrnneuvcr b the .Soviet government. It is proo that when members of the Unite Nations unite on a moral issue on rally from all corners of the earth i n round the cause of peace and de- \ fen.sc of the Charter—the enemies of peace (ire driven Into corners'of desperation. We do not believe that our unity can ue broken or undermined by 'acts of lying desperation such as those we' have witnessed here." Selwyn Lloyd, British minister of state; Henri -Hoppcnot, France; Selim Sarper, Turkey; Alexis Kyrou, Greece; David Johnson, Canada, and Leslie Munro. New Zealand — whose countries have troops fighting In Korea—assured Gross they were standing with him in Indignant repudiation of the Soviet tactics and allegations. Lloyd See U.NV on l';ige 5 C.-of C. Officials' Talk with Ike on- [rade Problems Industrialist Praises President-Elect's * Knowledge of Matter By MATIVIN I*. AKKOWSMITn NEW YORK W> — Two business executives discussed international trade prograjfhs,. with Dwight D. isenhower today nnd one said aft- cnvards "No one In this country ins a bett«»*grasp of the mailer" ,hnn 'the"President-elect. Kisenhower conferred at hta Commodore Hotel headquarters with George A. Slonn of New York, • textile industrialist and chairman of the U. S. council of the International Chamber of Commerce, and with .Warren I,ce Plerson, chnlrmnn of Transworld Airlines nnd chairman-elect to succeed Sloan. Sloan (old reporters they had discussed international trade problems generally' with Eisenhoxver, and added: c "CertnEn]y no one In this country has n better - .grasp" c-f .this mat- , ter"- 1 Ji'li'd'^'hiorc ' comprehensive knowledge of the problem."' ' Sloan said Eisenhower came to know .and understand, such problems when he was supreme com- •mander of,the North Atlantic Pact forces in Western Europe. "He had to understand them "to" :Io his job," Sloan declared. Others on Elsenhower's calling list today urc Tour key officials of the new administration and representatives of "The Committee on the Present Danger." Tho committee was created two years ngo to help alert .the nation to the threat of communism at home nnd abroad, and to spur military preparedness. t An organization with about 50 members throughout" the country, the committee is headed by Dr. James B. Conant, president of Harvard University. Other committee members who will attend today's conference are See EISENHOWER on Pago 5 Committee Asks Arraignment Of Russia for Polish Killings Ike's FSA Head Wants More Local Social Security Control WASHINGTON tffi — A congressional committee recommended today that Soviet Russia be arraigned before the international court on charges of murdering 15,000 Poles during World War two In the Kntyn forest massacre. In a report to the House, a -special committee which investigated the killings In Eastern Russia said also that the Incoming Congress should xindertakc an Immediate investigation of Communist atrocities against United Nations troops In Korea. The committee spent more than a year Investigating the disputed blame for the Katyn forest atrocity, Both Russia and Nazi Germany have accused each other of the mass murders sometime after 1940 Graves containing the bodies ol the Polish victims were discovered i In the Katyn forest near Smolen-l Gunler reported a collision of aulos driven by Charles Robert Jackson, BlythevfUe, Rl. 2. nnd Jessie Roark, 512 South Franklin, Sunday morn- Ing at the intersection of Franklin and Cherry Streets. Details of the accident were not known, ns ol- an operating room before surgery | fleers reported that both cars were to separate him from till dead! removed from the scene before in- twin could b* attempted. Sf« WRECKS en Fare I lowed at Katyn,". tlie report said. "Thus this committee believes •hnt Congress should undertake an immediate Investigation of the Korean War atrocities In order that the evidence cn,n be collected and the truth revealed to the American people and the free peoples of the world." 73,987,832 Cotton Bales Ginned to Date WASHINGTON f/V)'— The Census Bureau reported todny that 13,937,83'2 running bales of cotton from the 1052 crop wore ginned prior to Dec. 13 This number compared ^'ith 13.- sky by German troops in 1943. j 592.012 ginned to the same date The- committee said evidence I last ycnr and 9.173,376 to the same taken in hearings In Washington WASHINGTON (/P> — Mrs, Oveta Julp Hobby, who Is to be federal security administrator In the Eisenhower administration, said today she thinks "there should be as much local participation and control" in social security programs as is possible. "This Is simply because I believe lhat security is such a close, personal matter, and that fair treatment is so bound up with Individual needs, that it may often be better administered 'at home,' so to speak, than by some faraway bureau that cannot possibly know all the [actors involved," she said. Mrs. Hobby, who headed the WACfi In World War IT, Is co-editor and publisher, with her husband, William Petlua Hobby, of *ihe Houston Post. During the preslden tial campaign, she was active in the Democrat! for Eisenhower . move- ment. Tn a copyrighted interview with the magazine U. S. News and World report, she expressed the view that the Federal Security Administration should be elevated to cabinet rank —"if you'll allow me to leave myself out of It, and answer as objectively as I can, and quite Impersonally." "I think It Is obvious that there Is growing concern today over the problems of education, health and social security," she said. "In my opinion, we cannot have a sound nation and a Irec government unless OUT people are literate, healthy and self-te&pccUug." She said she regards the idea ol social security as firmly embedded in the governmental system and thai she believes in social security, "but not to the point where U destroys all Initiative and sclf-reU-1 in hearings and abroad pointed conclusively lo Russian guilt. Its report went on to s:iy that "similar atrocities and violations of international law" are being perpetrated in Korea. "Communist tactics being used in Korea are Identical to those fol- BlythcYtUe Dentist Co/fed for Draft Test Rejected , The last of Mississippi County doctors and dentists, called up earlier this fall for draft examinations, has been notified that he will not be called for service at this time. Dr. K. H. Nunn, dentist, said today he has received word from Fourth Army Headquarters that he has been rejected for service. The other seven physicians and dentists who took examinations to-' Rether had previously received notice ol rejection. (Into two vents ntjo. In eluded In the ginnmgs were fi2,OG6 l)nIPS of American-Egyptian type 1 cotton compared with 31.742 (o the same date last year and 41,779 l\vo years aco, Arkansas this year has ginned 1.284,599 bales, compared to 1,110,329 List year. LITTLE LIZ- A horn octor is one who not only (illshis port but overflows it. »»•»

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