The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 23, 1952
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VOL. XLVIII— NO. 239 Biythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevtllt Courier ILLE COURIER NEWS |OMnMHTj«w8MPBR or KORnn-'ABT ARKANSAS Am BOH .™ viE . u ,_ rat , T I K-T Santo Visits NeedyYouths A family of eight girls (above) were among the 200 youngsters who saw Santa and came away with bags of toys this morning at She annual Christmas party lor underprivileged children given by the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club at the Jay- c«e clubhouse. In th» photo at right, one o( the youngsters, hard put to restrain her curiosity any longer, begins poking through her sack of presents to see what Santa had foe her. Included among the toys were fruit and candy. Many of the toyi were donated by BIytheviUe residents and other items were received is "admissions" for free movies shown yesterday at the Hitz and Mox Theaters. The toys donated were retimsh- ed by members : of .the Future .Farmers of America arid Future/ here. Afterward" l guests of Snrn Johns at the Razorback for a free Christmas dinner (Courier NEWS Photos) ^ 23, 1952 Slate VRacing Commissioners Accept Ouster Four Deny Knowledge Of Plan to Ignore Firing by McMath LITTLE ROCK W_ A Little Rock newspaper predicted tod»v ths seven state racing commissioners would ignore their dismissal bi Gov. Mcath, but four of then promptly denied any knowledg, of the plan. °»e of the four, former Chair ( iin.Van Lyell of Hot Springs, add i iiiai, i accept my'dismissal' Another discharged member j H (Tex) Dicklus refused to comnieii on Hie report, neither confirming "or denying |(. The Arkansas Gazette said (ha most of Ihe seven members who were discharged by the governor would meet here next week and idverlise for bids on a franchise .0 operate a horse race track' a Forrest City. McMath fired the commissioners )aturday after they had voted. 6-1 at a closed meeting last Thursday 10 advertise for the bids The Commission, claiming thai Ihej iicled in accordance with Arkansas law. agreed to seek Ihe bids at the rctiuest of the St. Francis Valley Turf Association, apparenl successor to defunct Dixie Downs Inc. '' Brainier! Illegal The governor promptly branded he. action Illegal, and discharged he commissioners on authority of Act 75 ot IBIS which prohibits :losed meetings of slate commissions He also ordered Revenue Com- nissioner Carl F. Parker, ex of- Icio secretary of the commission o refuse lo advertise for the bids, uid Parker saiti he would follow McMalh's orders, When asked to comment last light on the Gazette article, two onmiissioners — Mrs. Rudolph litter of Jonesboro and Ray Lim- laugh of Pocahonlas — said they new "nothing about it." "I have not been informed of y such action," added Mrs Hitter said thai'. "I was fired and 30 Drown as French Liner Breaks In Half on Reef Off Lebanon Coast BETRirr ij.v.r.T.^^ /.«,-. m -_-. . ' ^"^ " Dissatisfied Gromyko Heads For Home with Blast at U.N. NEW YORK (fp) _ Andre , A Gromyko sailed for Russia today after expressing dissatisfaction with Ihe United Nations' rejection of his resolution charging the United .Slates with "murder" of Communist prisoners in Korea. "The session unforlunalely did not adopt any effective decision In the Korean mailer," Gromyko said aboard the liner Quedn Mary "We are nol satisfied that our proposal was not adopted the day before yesterday." The Soviet deputy foreign minister and ambassador to London said, "The General Assembly should have adopted the proposal in the Interest of the u N" He said he considered the matter "very Important—very important." The Soviet resolution would have condemned the United States for what It termed (he "murder" of North Korean and Chinese Com- murtlsl inmates of the prison cairrn on Pongam Island. The U. N rejected it by a vote of 45 to five. Asked whether lie would return lor the February session of the General Assembly, Gromyko said 'I dont' know." ' Weather Arkansas Forecast—Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Wed- FAIR AND COLDER lie^day. A little colder tonight with .lowest temperatures In lower 20s extreme north co around freezing extreme south portion Missouri Forqcasl-Partly cloudy to cloudy this afternoon and tonight: a little colder northwest tonight; Wednesday fair and cold- low lonisht 15-20 northwest to 30 Brodie Twins Unchanged, Hospital Says CHICAGO W-The condition of the Brodie twins appeared unchanged today from the past four y^ 1 ^" sl111 " vcry Pilous." and Rodney "critical." The is month old boys, the first iat capsized. The French liner was aground with a wide split across her middle, on a reef, only 500 yards off shore. Misinterpretation of shore beacons landed her there early Monday, •* High seas handicapped efforts of small boats to lake' off those aboard,' bul gradually the 108 passengers and 220 crew members' less those drowned — were brought to shore. hieing Lyell said thai'. "I was fired and I atcepi nn dismissal ' addm» phat he was dt\nrcm« himself from Hanv Parkin of Little Rock also brushed aside the report with, "I don't know n thing about it," but he was quoted by Ihe Gazette as saying: "Wo. are working on'something, but we want to be sure before w act." The Gazelle predicted lhal formal announcement of the Commission's plan of action would come within 3G hours. Altorncys for Ihe discharged commissioners apparently have in formed them that (1) McMalh had no authority (o discharge them under Act 75; (2) their action In advertising for bids was In accordance with the law; (3) they .shouldn't resign, and (4) Ihey should carry through Ihelr plans to advertise' for bids. One of the iucorporators of the proposed track in St. Francis County -is Robert J. Boileau, unsuccessful promoter of Dixie Downs In Crittenden County. The state has only one race track, Oaklawn Park In Hot Springs. BULLETIN I'AHIS W, _ All remainin B passengers and crewmen have licen taken off the stricken French liner Chainnollioil in the Mediterranean off Beirut the Trench News Agency said lalt today. tin Marseille, the ship's owners said only 40 persons were left aboard the ship. This was at 3 p. ro. French time, nearly m hours alter the ship went aground.) Three women and a 10-year-old boy were among those succeeding rjm tneir attempt to swim to shore. Se.i Sim Kailfh The sea was still as rough as it survivors of a head to head simcical i - - -• "-"" fi 6llrglcal 'aground on it,, voyage from Mar-" separation, remained m tents in the "un,«r7itv "of Sis'' SCi " C Neuropsychiatric Institute. -" Roger has been in a coma since the 12 hour and 40 minute operation last Wednesday. Rodney regained consciousness on Thursday. Parents of the twins. Mr. and Mrs oug as t was yesterday when the liner went from ga ies had 20s southeast; high Wednesday northwest to 30s southeast. Minimum this morning—32 Maximum yeslerday—50 Sunset today—i:5j. Sunrise tomorrow-—7-04 Precipitation 24 hours 'to 7 a m —none. ' ' Total precipitation since January 1—14.63. Mean temperature (midway Iween high and low)—41. Normal mean temperature December—41.9. Thl« Date Last year Minimum Ihfs morning 25, Maximum yesterday—53 «£^;: i " n J " iuary * i ° —, . . an rs Royt Brodie of Moline, III., plan to be with .them at the hospital on Christmas. They and the yoiinucst of their six children, Barbara, two months, have been al (he hospital since the operation. be- for this White Christmas? No Says Forecast LITTLE ROCK IjT, — u?M pre- cipitation—nnrl no snow—is forecast for Arkansas through the Christmas period. The U.S. Weather Bureaus extended forecast for Dec. 23-27 is: Temperatures averaging three to eight degrees below normal Normal minimum 30-40; unrmal maxi- was lo Beirut. The weakened, however. The British cruiser Kenya standing by. The first small craft able to ^T.teW^^!^^ port's pilot ship. It loaded 15 pas. . passengers, mostly women, and headed for Beirut harbor four miles sma :l!i away. About the same time motor launch pui out ' from „ surf-pounded beach, successfully made the 500 yards to the grounded and split vessel, and brought turned back for anolher load The rescued Passengers were shivering and showed sign., of tab WCfe tal!<!n lo llos|>i - Thousands of persons, inc'luding imp rttl-3(li'AE r.r n_- .. . ** SIXTEEN PAGES ——— —. —^.^ SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS (' Ike Again Says 'No' To Request for FEPC ' By MARVIN', I,. AltROWSAirril NEW ARMY SKCKKTAKV Robert Ten Broeck Stevens looks »P from his office desk In New York after his selection by Presi- dent-Elcct Eisenhower as Secretary of the Army In the new ad- ministralion. Stevens, a New York business executive nnd resident of south Plainfield, NJ will succeed Army Secretary Frank Pace. (,VP \Vircnlinfo) Planes Collide In Korea; 13 Reported Killed SEOUL HI _ Thirteen persons were killed and one fatally Injured yesterday when a single- engine plane hit a Greek-manned air evacuation transport during a takeoff from a Western Korean 'air base, the Air Force announced tonight. The only person not killed instantly—one of the Grectf pilots- died this afternoon near Seoul. In a hospital Other dead Included the pilot of the smaller plane. Ihree Oreek crewmen of the transport, one American Air Force medical'corps- man, Iwo Air Force flight nurses and six patients. !. Nntionaliiy of the pslients was not disclosed, nor were their names announced. The plane was an air evacuation C-47 of the U. S. Air Force. The accident happened on the ground. The single-engine plane was taking off and hit the transport while It was taxiing. A Fifth Air Force team Is in- vestiiiatms the crash. French Cabinet racing Crisis; Pinay Resigns President Auriol Begins Patching Up. Shaky Government PARIS «•, _ President Vincent Mlriol lodny formally accepted (he esignation of Premier Antolue 'may 16 hours after Plnav «nii lilted it. Pinay. after nine months In of- ce, offered his resignation in a lamalic announcement from the opr•of Ihe Nalonal Assembly. He cled after the Catholic Popular Republican Movement (MRP), art of his coalition majority re""-' to back him in the first of n^'i "f n . c °n''d<-nce votes, on a 053 budget. Auriol had tried to avoid i Yule- te^cablnj^ciIsu, t> tiding to talk lie* With Plnay» C arh tills hlorn- •S and again this afternoon, but ailed to change Pinay's mind, tier his early morning interview Ith Pinay he had told reporters."But my decision, is taken," he Id reporters. "It Is not possible lo carry such heavy charges and responsibilities Without a solid majority." Old Hand 03 Crises Auriol. an old hand at such crises as this, was expected lo try in conferences with political leaders lo persuade Pinay lo carry on at leasl until the nation has a balanced budget. The President also may seek to mend the govcn- menl's broken majority by asking the MRP leaders lo pill aside Party politics In the national interest. If Pinay stands by his resirna- tlon decision, It will mean Ihe end of the nth government to bold olficc since the country was liberated from Nazi occupation In It means thei end, too. to the "Pinay experiment," which aimed iu protecting the purchasing power of the franc by fighting devaluation while rolling back prices wherever possible. MRP Abstained H was a new [Mnay attempt to give Prance a balanced rjurtgel for next year which finally broke the government's ranks. He had posed confidence motions on three financial proposals, but even before the first could be voted, the MRP decided to abstain. The split canie on a relatively unimportant Issue, a proposal to switch Ihe surplus in one group of social security funds to cover deficits In olhcr parls of the security system. Pinay said It looked to him as if there was a conspiracy against the Cabinet Narrow majorities on recent voles made It certain that, wlth- oul the MRP on his side, the ad- umlsfe, No Cause Uncovered For Crash of C-54 up a cause for the crash of the giant c'-124 transport. II said, too°It h" not found any reason to order the'grounding of C-124s. All- Force headquarters released*mi ^interim report from Ihe group ' i which BO The C-124, probing the crash i persons were killed. -, loaded with homeward bound servicemen, crashed In Ilames moments lifter taking off from Larson Air Force Base last Saturday. The report, wns made by Maj. Gen. Victor E. Berlrandlas, San Bernardino, Calif. He said his first day's Investigation had not discovered Ihe cause of the accident. And he said he saw nothing In the Investigation so far to indicate that C-124s should be ordered from the air. The Air Force said all maintenance records on (he C-124 are being studied but thai It has been determined already that all the regular maintenance checks had been made before It look off from Larson. Was Test Flo>™ "111 addition, the airplane was lest flown on the day before the accident and everything checked out satisfactorily." the Air Force said. H noted, too. that the chief- pilot. First LI. William N. O'Coll- nell had more than 2.000 hours of Hying lime, including over 4QO hours In C-124s. O'Conncll had just completed his Instrument check (n the airplnm. three days before the crash and was fully qualified in C-124 inslru mentation said. The weather Another MIG 15 Kill Reported in Korea Air War UN Planes Hit Red Troop Concentration Area Near Chaeryong procedures, the reporl -- at- take, off lime wns well above the minimum requirements for lake-oft frpnV^Lar- son, the report noted, adal'ng that, the plane's total gross weight of 168,000 pounds was well within the allowable 180,000 pounds permitted at takeoff. Memorial Rites Held tor 86 Killed in Crash MOSES LAKE, Wash. Ifl—Mem- orial services were scheduled today for 86 servicemen who died Saturday Iti aviation's worst disaster The riles, in both Protestant and Catholic chapels al Lawson Air Force. Base, came only a few short hours after a 35-man Investigating board ended a marathon night s;es- sion. Investigators, headed by Brig Cen. Richard 13. O'Kccfe, director of fliRlit safety research, Norton Air Force-Base, Calif., worked Inlo verse votes of Uie Comrms, Socialists and De Gaullists would throw the Cabinet out. Inside Today's Courier News ..Motley's n years In football .. Sports... P.i se 1C... ..Vnur Income tax primer... .. .Society.. . Pagp 1... the early morning hours sifting clues to the cause of Ihe C1M Qlobcmaster crash. The giRantic four-enginc 'plane largest In military use. fell to earth and burned just after taking ofl from Larson field. Aboard were 101 passengers homeward bound on Christmas leave, and 12 crewmen Only 55 bodies have been identified so far. Meanwhile, some of the 30 sur vivors waged a grim battle fo life at military hospitals in sev cral parts of the country. At Brooke, Army Hospital, San Antonio, Tex., where, nine of th injured were tlown, was M. Sgt Wendell I, Burton of Temple, Okla. only member of the crew whi lived. lie was too seriously hur to he questioned extensively. His wife made the mercy flight will him, and his parents Joined her ai his bedside. Before he lapsed Into uncon sclousncss here, Burton, flight en gincer, said nothing on the dial indicated anything wrong with the huge plane. ^ — Another Russi MIO jet fighter was s down today as four Allied Saore ""lines C<l hriC " V W " h efghl Rcd Tliu lighl, at -15,000 feet, was tin only one reported today. The kll vas made by U. John A, Inferrern of Watcrlown. Mass , who wab 3™$*.™-«*>**•»* "->'one. Air Force. struck a; a troop conceiit'raTioi area In Northwest Korea near Chaeryong. olhcr planes poured bombs on the east airfield al thp Red capital, Pyongyang, pilots reported the Reds were trying to repair (he slrip, Supply Centers Hit Communist, troop and supply centers near Pyongyang were hit . 3 two MICJS nnd damaged and Marine planes M-Blrls. nntt . probes i , , . - T-. <"•:y—i-^ jjiuuuf) led to short engagements along the frozen, snow-covered bnttlerront On the Western Front, an Allied raiding parly sent ab : out'80 Chinese fleeing through an artillery and mortar barrage that cut down estimated 30 Reds. All the Red probing attacks were beaten off after short fights Hie heavily padded Chinese hit near Korairgpo in (J lc West west of Yonchon near Little. Mori Hill north of Yonchon in the While Horse Mountain, sector, south of ..Jang on Ihe Cenlrnl Front and west of Ihe Mundung Valley In the East. E. F. Still Now Sole Owner of Motor Company Still and Young Motor Company of nlylheville is now IVie Slill Motor Company'as a result of Ihe purchase of all slock In the corporation by Eugene p. sun. Mr. still paid yesterday he has purchased all stock in the firm previously held by Colcman s Stevens of Dlythcville and L. c. B. Ymmg. Osceola businessman and Planter, to become sole owner of he establishment. > That explosive Issu.e which split the Democrats in the Truman administration keeps cropping up to confront Eisenhower, bul he reportedly is determined it won't cause him trouble. who Came " P aEa '" ycslerda y le 8 rs Cd | 0at lhC generai ' s headriuTr" that he "Use the authority S srsEui? the »-'i-vio P.Senr'^S «& "J prohibit the 'starving nu f because 01 color, nice or creed those who for^hr-Yi •? crnasin . spokesman lor the delegation of Negroes told newsmen the President elect was orTlrln eS ' ed ' n the 1'friblem against Negroes and olhe'^'mfn" oj'lty groups and said everyone ination but that there^re 'd'fffer- enccs as to the best method. Doesn't Favor legislation Elsenhower previously had let' It % °T",, he fc!t tne bcst method .s not through legislation, such President Truman proposed which would create an FEPC with authority to enforce its rulings insi' 10 ^!?' tt " er he Was nominated l»sl July, another group of Ne- >es called on Elsenhower in Denver. They also were interested l creation of an FEPC. The general told that group hs *?nl convinced they bad Iho h lion. He said he felt much tlr h C °, " ba ncc °niplished thiough educational programs. «J ldcs . r< i p ° rt he. still febls that «y about it. a ,,d , ha f ho , 10 encouragement to tlioss who campaign for "compulsory" legis lEiiion. ~ .As he did during the campaign, he pledged In talking to the group vcsierday that he will name a com- >sion to study problems con- Unued^Sl^hf 0 ^^^".probably will be appointed shortly liter he takes office Van. 20 The Negro delegation was from he. National Fraternal .Council of Churches In Washington, D c It represents ,13 denominations mln- stcring to mor. than seven mil- Ion Negroes. Roosevelt Called Other callers yesterday included John Roosevelt, youngest son of lie late President Franklin D Roosevelt. Voung Roosevelt broke with the, am ly's Democratic tradilions and worked for election of Eisenhower during the campaign. He said his 'isit with Ihe general was purely >ocla! and that he wasn't Inler- ested In a Job with the new ad- niulslrallon. Elsenhower also mel with a del- K'Ulon rcpresenling (he Commlt- cc on the Present Danger, on rgnnliuillon set up two years ago o help alcrl Ihe nalion lo th« hrcat of world-wide communism Alter Ihe conference, which last- d two hours and a quarter, tha ommittec chairman, President ames B. Conant of Harvard Unl- ersity, said in a statement that to discussion dealt with "nmn- ower utilization and mutual se- urlty. He declined to elaborate ex- ept to say the talk was about both Hillary and civilian manpower. Stores, Banks, City and County Office And Post Office to Close Christmas some relatives of the distressed milled, around ers about Sunday. - ,* ,» ,, ; .,,ion light. Show- * I ' n ' . ay. I ,. " "'".. passengers aboard on the beach. Ten bodies were washed ashore when a I feboat made a desperate atlempt to reach shore but cap- survivors were saved by llOU.'ts Only county offices in Ih'e' Court House will remain closed more Ihan one day. and they u|H close at the regular time on Tuesday for a four-day holiday, re-opening on Monday. The Post Office, banks and city off^t will close only Trw..^.^ packages will be delivered ClirM- mas Daj". Friday has been declared a holl- but Biythevllle's Post Offic« n wni remain open and only permanent employees will be off duty. Don't Let It Spoil Your Christmas, But Here's Early Start on Tax Effort Now that Christmas Is Just about over, the next big worry for America's bicad winners Is their March 15 date with the Internal Revenue Bureau. In order to assist Its readers with the filing of income t«x <e- lutnR, the Courier Mews begins today a M-ins!alliucnt feature series entitled "Your Income Tax Primer." The series Is written by Richard A Mullens, top Income tax au- Ihorily ot NF.A FcaUire Service. The first Installment, can be found on Page 13 of today's Courier News. Bank atReyno, Ark., Robbed Again; $30,000 Said Taken RKYNO Ark. (/T) _ The Farmers, about 300. is Just south of the Ar and Merchant* Bank of this little Kansas-Missouri line in Randomh Northeast Arkansas community was! County nanooipn robbed today for the second time In about five months. Randolph County sheriff Rex Harper said two gunmen escaped with about $30.000 after locklne! three bank employes in the vault Mncrl Butter, one of the em- ployes, said she. Vice President Glenn Brown and Assistant Cashier Olistcan Ahrcnt were locked In the vault for about 40 minutes before help arrived. Mrs. s. o. Richardson, an em- ploye of Ihe Belford and Roe Oil Co.. across the street from the bank, said a customer, Lilburn Parker, entered Ihe bank and heard £ on Ihe'va^tT 1 "? ^ d J X>ll ' lrt - drivi "* ln "^ -eather and n «U" he'l"^,* 0 ?-^"" 11 !irivlr« after drinking. U advised 590 Highway Deaths Seen For Holidays CHICAGO MV- Motor travel o\er the four-day Christmas week end may kill 590 persons, the National Safety Council estimated today. The estimate covers traffic deaths occurring between 6 p.m. Wednesday and midnight- Sunday, The council cautioned against across the stfccl, and got Mrs Richardson, who In turn located Mrs. Ckim Brown at her home , Mrs. Brown, former employe of the bank and wife 0 ( the Kink's •tcc-prraldrnt, went to the bank and freed the imprisoned employes Mrs. Hrown said "they got all 1 ' 'f the bank's money. The hnndlls were believed to lo-vr- lied north in a yellow car FZoadMocfcs vvero set up in Arkansas and Missouri. A lone, masked gunman robbed hr- bank o( $17.414 last Aug. 20 That loot has not been recovered and Ihe robber has not been caught. Brown. Miss Ahrent and a custom•: of the bank were locked in the mil m (rte Aiieiist stlckup. Rcjno, which has a populataon ot , those who drive to start early, take It easy and allow extra driving lime for bad weather. LITTLE LIZ— Carbon is the chfef cause ol knocking. Envy fs a close second.

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