The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 24, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVIII—NO. 230 B| th » e i, V J".n D tl' y ?' WI Mississippi Valley Leatfer Blythevllle Herald Blythevllle Courier THE DOMJNANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTIIEVJLLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 24, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES -. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ^Allies Repel Red Drive on T-|one Hill UN Saber Jets Battle 60 MIGs , In Big Dogfight ' *^-.Vi--jr *' FARNETI ^|EOUL (AP) — Chinese ^ojrjinninists struck through b}tjer ? day - before - Christmas cold-today in a fierce attempt to puncture the Allied line at T-Bone Hill in Western Korea. Allied artillery almost completely destroyed the first wav« of Reds, the U. S. sEighth Army reported, and ". soldiers turned back the rs in hand-to-hand fighting. '•''" High over North Korea', Allied l Sabre Jets roared info battle with an estimated 50 Russian-made M1B Jet's the U. S. Fifth Air Force called it "a clawing free-for-all " In dogfights all over the North Korean skies. Sabre pilots prob- .- ably destroyed two MIOs and da. maged nine, the Air Force said The Eighth Army said a Chinese battalion of about 150 men ;., attacked Allied trenches and bunkers on frozen T-Bone Hill, west of Chorwon. The battalion was sup. ported by about 2,600 rounds of artillery—an intense ban-age for a small area. Never In banger Red troops reached <-ulposts of the hill between 2 a.m. —l 3am.' but Allied soldiers, b:~ :j\by re- Inforcernents and a thunderous H r- tlllery barrage' of ; the'r own'^to'd fast and never were in Manger of . bsSjg ,,'ovei-run,;' ar/_ Eighth Army - st~ff'.officer said. " -."•• ,-4,^1;-., Tan Reds gave up r: jout-'V'.jt'.m- MaJ. - Jt»7iies Hagcn; L rom of- Tyler. Tex : ',(damaged three Mlgs in the Hashing air battles "Hn'-end 2nd U. waller Fellman of C^-;rs. . Wnsli.. started the first ngiii- by . breaking into a formation of three VAIIGs near the Yalu Hivcr^ Man...'s churian - Korean boundary line. Fel'man probably destroyed one and damaged another. MIGs Chased Off .Then several dozen Alias swept across from Manchuria to'help the Red pilots. They were chased off by a flight led by C'npl. Vincent Stacy of Crystal falls, .Mich. Today's flareup in gtound atid air action came on ihe eve of the 3!st month of the war aiid while Christian soldiers of the United Nations prepared for Christmas celebrations all across the frosty peninsula. However.' the,attack on 'T-Bone was the only' action bigger than Ihe usual palrols and probes. It was the first battalion- sized attack by ,the Reds in two weeks. " ',•'.'• •.'. • Eighth Artny'• headquarters . re ported evaluated -'Communists cas ualties for the week ,of Dec. 15-21 dropped to the lowest since July. U. N; ground troops Inflicted 1,631 casualties in that - week—50 pe- ccnt less than in the preceding period. ' . Holiday for the Staff; No Paper Tomorrow The Courier News will join other firms and offices in cloe- ins tomorrow for the Christmas holiday, and no edition--of this newspaper will be published. Publication will be resumed Friday. - Weather Arkansas Forecast — Increasing cloudiness today and tonight. High Increasing Cloudiness today 55, low tonight 33. Rain likely tomorrow. Minimum this morning—3S. Maximum yesterday 42. Sunset today—4:55. \--, Sunrise tomorrow—7:05. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. —none. , ' Tt.tal precipitation .since January • 1-H4.63. './•'-• Mean temperature (j^'dway be' tw.'cn high and low)—37. : Normal mean temperature tor -December—415. This Illtt Last Year Minimum this morning—34.' Maximum yestrrday—55. Precipitation 'January 1 to t Bank Robbers Elude Officers Police Think Renyo , Bandits in Missouri; Loot is $33,090 REYNO. Ark (/TV-Two young gunmen robbed the Farmers and Merchants hank of $33 : 09[) here yesterday morning and then slipped through police lines to fredoni, apparently in Missouri. " It was the second time this year that the bank, only one in this 2921, has been the victim of bandits. The robbers, described as young and unmasked .locked three em- ployes in the bank vault, and thereby gained a 40-minute lead on their pursuers. It is' believed that they fled north toward the nearby Missouri line In a dark green or maroon coupe. Vice President Glenn Brown. Assistant Cashier Otislean Ahrcnt. and Miss Muriel Butler were locked in the vault during tlie midmorning stick up. Brown and Mrs. Ahrent also were Jocked in the vault last Aug. 20 when a' lone! gunman robbed the bank of $17,414. i He never has been apprehended. | C'H^loinrr to Kcscue i A customer, Lllburn Porker, i entered the bank and heard the employes pounding on the door for help. Parker notified Mrs. S. O. Richardson, who works for on oil company across the street from the bank, and Mrs. Richardson in turn notified the wife of Vice President Brown. Mrs. Brown opened the vault. , Sheriff Rex Harper of Randolph County said one if the robber.s was described by the employes as about ' 27 years old, 5-feet-8, weighing about 160 pounds and wearing lighi blue trousers, a blue Jacket and a brown hat The other bandit was described as between 27 and 32, 5-fcel-9, 160 to 170 pounds, wearing a red shirt, srrey trousers, brown suede Jacket and brown hat. ..., ?; ' Mrs. Ahrent, who set the official bank" loss at $33,090, said one of the men were armed with two automatic pistols, ' while the other carried one automatic. Arkansas and . Missouri Slate Police set up roadblocks In the See B.A.VDITS on Fait n C —.?. . IN; TilT DATJK STREETS S'HlNEril . . ."—Typifying yule t caroiera-ls this trio of Blytheville youngsters, all members of the junior high school choir. They arc (from the left) Jimmy Tyrone, son of Mr. ami Mrs. John Tyrone; Ann Marr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny, Marr;.: and Bruce Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. .Thompson, Jr. (Courier NCi Va Plinlo) Pope in Annual Plea for Peace; Criticizes Reds, Capitalism ROME (AP) — Pope Pilis XII Addressed his Hth annual Christmas plea /or peace today to the world's "poor and oppressed" and criticized communism for its attack on the Christian faith and capitalism because it has not done enough to improve man's economic lot. be put Eisenhower Names St. Louis Man as Agriculture Assistant • By MARVIN L. 'ARKOWSMITU ^' EU .' YORK . Dec - 2 ' 1 (AP) — Presidenl-eltcl Eisenhower today chose True D Morse or fat. Louis, Mo. — a Republican who was a Democrat until about 20 years ago — for the job of under .secretary of ngrieultiire in the new administration, * -Morse, 50-year-old board chair- f+t • j _~ • j ~^ M g man of a farm management serv- For Air Base Bonds A single bid to purchase the air base bond issue approved by the voters Dec. 15 was submitted yesterday after- noon-by'T. J. Kaney and Sons, Little Koch bond firm and formal acceptance is scheduled lor "the near future." -•• According to .the bid submitted Move Is Planned Sen. Wiley Says New UN Ho.use Cleaning 'Is in the Works' reduced. Capitalists their money into usl Replying to the Christinas greet-[should ings of the College of Cardinals, the \ should Roman, Catholic ontiff's to the Ch cast in Italian over the Vatican | private enterprise is inadequate i radio. The radio planned to repeat | governments should intervene with | By C. MII.TON-KKLLV WASHINGTON Wt- Sen. Wiley (R-Wis) said totlay a new move "is in the works to fire subversives from the staff at United Nations " Wiley, a delegate to the U. N. r.encral Assembly, made the. dis- 12 New Members Named to C. of C. Board for 1953 300 Mail Ballot* Cast to Replace Retiring Directors Twelve new members have been named to the 1953 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors alter more than 300 votes were tabulated in the Chamber's ofllces ycster- dny. f : Kendall Berry, Rosen Crafton. Eddie B. David, Jinimle Edwards. W. L Homer R A Nelson j v Oates Russell Phillips ,\V, J. Pollard 4 Porter W f Woslbiook ir t Tbejn Veplace-To! ,H. C. Rush.' Alvin Hardy. Harry Kirhy. Frank Nelson. Charles Ray Ncwcomu, . Dr. W. T. Rainwntei. James Roy, Jamc« Terry, W, D. Chamblin. Ben .\fac White and B. _ Russell Hays. I The new board Is to meet ol 2:30 p.m. next Wednesday to elect officers for 1953. Holdover- board members Include Dr. J. E. Bcnsle-y, Dale Briggs, Charles C. Czescliin, Ray Hall, R(- le.y B. Jones, Clyde Kapp. C. L. McWalcrs. Marvin Nunil, Sr.. S. E. Tune, R. II. Watson, Dick J. White and Max Logan. Retiring officers Include Mnx Lo- gnri, president; Ray Hall and W. D. Chnmblln. vice presidents, and James Terry, treasurer. by D. p. Raney. the bond company will buy the three and one-quarter per cent interest air base bonds nt pnr plus accrued interest nnd pay expenses involved In -their Issuance. The total bond Issue ts not to exceed $125,000 with $25,000 Of tilts imoimt to be used for refunding putstnndlng hospital bonds. Mr Ark-Mo to Buy 3athollc ontiff's message to aid sifter nspeoplerMhe•th,^ , cral ^cmWy. made the. dis- msttan world wa s broad- holding it in dead dcposfcf Where : r^™ """ " ' cle P h °" c '«"= *'llh talian over the Vatican [ private enterprise is inadequate, i r-«n <?" , l Kilms Peck of the s ivifjio nlanuprf tsi i-pn*>ai1 rm\.'fn-mnnf,i,- r-i. nl it,t ;„*_. .. •!.,' l ^"H service ComiJiJssIon whn the speech at -iS-minute intervals in translations into 23 other tnn- Roages. The modern world, said the Pope, faces tsvo grave difficulties —n difficulty of economics and a difficulty of conscience. The difficulty of conscience, he continued, is caused by a condemnation of the Christian faith, which has led to the torture of men This "•as Interpreted as a clear reference to communism and (he per-1 seculion of the church in the conn-i tries communism has conquered. ( public works i" e l a ' d ' WM1 have •' WE Part in „ touching off the house cleaning He expressed hope that he would Ramspeck could hot Immediate:-1 ly be reached for comment. reduction wlm^ he de- Inside Today's. .Courier . , . Oklahoma line cnach interviewed by Arkansas official!. . , Sports . . . Figt 9. . . : - •;,-'.. . . Vour.Income Tax Printer . . . Society news. , . 1'age 4. . . Turning to economics, the Pon- j organizations tiff said much has been done to; and that side' try to solve the world's unemployment problem, but more must be done. These were his recommendations: SouliI Tut Money to Use Superfluous luxury expenditures see scribed as the disproportionate levels of life between rich and poor individuals and rich and poor nations. But the Pontiff added the hope that this would not be brought about by mere mechanization, for "society Is not a machine;" even in the economic field it is not a machine. Voicing criticism of economic Utility Property The Arkaii&is Public Service Commission has set, Jan. 5 as date lor Missouri Utilities Co. recently sold n both "this side of the ocean -apparently the Communist and non- Communist wortds as well the Pope said industrialism has brought benefits to the people, bul it now tends towards an imperson- See POiT. nn Page 11 . : oHowing*a report by n * fcdcrn. •sraml jury in New York alleging videspreacj U. S. Communist in- .iltratlon of the U. N. stnff. Wiley contends others are still on the payrolls of the U. N. Secretariat and of some of the organization's subordinate groups. Urged Swift Cleanup Wiley's talk with Ramspeck followed a news conference at which the senator had urged a swifter cleanup and questioned whether the Truman administration planned to "sit on Its dignity" and leave the problem for the Elsenhower ad- See U,N. on 1'age 11 its property in Paragould to" that city and Is now disposing of Us re- mnlnint' property in Arkansas. According to the application he- fore the PSC. Ark-Mo has agreed to pay Missouri Utilities S5D.OOO for the property plus a S15.000 commission to T. J. nancy and Sons. Little Rock bond brokers. The request Is a joint application. Ark-Mo officials said today, and Involves property serving about -133 customers In Mannaduke and adja cent rural areas. The property includes distribution lines, transform- era, meters and a sub-station. Raney's bid Includes lianrillnB re-" , He "f ^c e president ol the Amer- fundlne of ihr™ i,.mK I ?, g ,,"i. lcl!n Psrm Economists Association Tuft Benson of Salt Lake City, secretary of agriculture-designate. The nomination of Morse and others Eisenhower has named to key posts will go to, the Senate for confirmation after the general takes office Jan. 20. Eisenhower's press secretary, James C. Hagerty. said Benson •ccommendcd Morse — who was lorn on n Missouri farm. The Job pays $17,500 a year. Hngcrty described Morse as an Eisenhower supporter during the :ainpaign. Morse Is chairman of the board >f Doane Agricultural Service of St. Louis, the oldest and largest farm management appraisal and farm research service in the country. He has been editor of the Donne Agriculture Digest since 1338. He Is vice president of the Amer- funcllng of these bonds, which bear interest at the rate of four and (hrce-qunrter per cent, nl no expense to the city. i .Refunding of three bonds will free 1.8 mills of the statutory nilllage limit which wiLl'be used to retire lu- debfedness. The actual amount needed to p'ur- clioce 180 additional acres the.;Air Force"., requires for reactivation of the air base here Is still not,-known definitely. Some negotiations : with owners of the land—at,the northwest cornel of the base ?rea ire reported to;hav<) deadlocked'but at least one "'•- '-" - -- - • >!«• contributed and pledged by Dlythe ville-businessmen [n a 'special drive for funds to acquire the nceHed acreage. Although up to $100.000 in boi\ds may he sold, only an amount needed to cover actual cost of the v land will be sold. Mayor Dan Blodgetl said yesterday that the city Is working on plans to reduce the amount needed by using surplus nlrport funds'. • ' The Raney bid will be given the City Council for approval "in the. near future," Mayor Blodgett said. The next regular meeting of the Council will be Jan.' 13. City and Chamber of Commerce officials also said yesterday they have been notified by the Air Force and Corps of Engineers that about 800 acres of the air base area will be available /or agricultural use during the coming yenr. Leasing of this land by the city would Increase surplus airport fund which are being eyed for reduction of the bond issue total. About 1.100 acres of the air base Innd has Iwen leased to Lloyd Ward. Jr., for farming purposes for the past five years. Mr. Ward has sought to renew his lease on what ever land would be available' next year nnd F. L. Regan later asked to bid on a lease. The Council decided to wait until the Engineers could state how much land would be available. Mayor Blodgett said "we will ad vertisc for bids on a lease shortly after Christmas." Inflation Damped WASHINGTON lip,—The Fcdeia Reserve Board's monthly bulletin snys debt grew in all sectors of the economy In 1952, but 'savings also expanded and Inflationary tenden cies were damped. CHRISTMAS WINNER — Some of thec 225 underprivileged youngsters who had Christmas dinner yesterday at the Razniback here are shown at left above. The free dinner was provided the yo*,m S 5lrrs by Ra/orback Owner Sam Johns following Ihe annual Chrislmes party given'lor them by the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanls Club. The waitresses were given » hand during this "rush" by Jcycees and city officials. At right Chief of Police Cecil Graves Is shown serving the dessert cmirs« to tableful ol the young guests. IL'ouricr News Photos) and a past president of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. . 1 Born at Carthage V , Tie Is a member'''of the Christian (Disciples of Christ), church. He Is president of his church in St- Loufs and has - a long record of shurch'work there .-''•-. He v/as born on a farm at Carthage, Mo., Jan. 21, 1896. He was graduated from the Agriculture College of the University of Missouri in 1924 He was an agricul economist at the university worked for the Missouri Bureau. 's^s*l^£iion. of Morsa genernl nnde riady few Vofc . , ing three grandchildien and ui the wake of conference on government reorganization and other matters with former President Hoover. \Like.many another grandfather, Elsenhower will help trim a Christmas tree tonight. It Is being put up for the children of the President-elect's son John, an Army major in Korea. The children—Dwlght David, 4; Barbara Anne. 3, and Susan, U months—arrived with their mother yesterday at the general's Columbia University home on 'Mbi-nlng- side Heights. They live in High- See EISENHOWER on .Fare 11 t4»M<«* /*° f»JC ^dfCIKJ J.IIU to rand «brlstmj» In N with lift faniily"" l lnclndu French Liner Death Toll Is Set at 27 BEIRUT. Lebanon lyP>—Lebanon's director of internal security said today that Z7 persons were known to have died in the wreck of (ha French liner Champollion and about 100 more' were injured in reaching the shore from the reef-grounded split-in-hair ship. Skillful Levantine boatmen brought the last of the 328 passengers and cretvmen through sttllragint: surf and Jagged reefs yesterday, about 40 hours after the veteran liner was blown on a reef and split amidships some 500 yards offshore, i * The latest estimate of the dead was only tentative and It was (eared the casualty toll would rise. Some of the passengers jumped overboard —how many exactly was not known —and though 30 or so persons swam to shore, thousands of watchers crowded there saw a number of people battered to death on the rocks Just out of reach. A lifeboat also capsized during the rescue efforts yesterday, plunging more persons to death. Officials liut night fald 16 bodies had been recovered. Observers _.. the beach estimated 30 were killed—10 from the overturned lifeboat and 20 of the swimmers. Bound from Marseille and Alexandria to Beirut, the 12,546-ton Champollion carried a crew of 220 and 108 passenger.';, many of tha latter Christmas pilgrims to the Holv Land. LITTLf LIZ— good many, f*opte get !h» wrong slant by looking down their

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