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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER O f NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL X XLVII—NO. 134 Blythevllle Dally New» Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BiytbevUle Herald B1ATHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1951 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT! Plane Crash Kills 50 Airliner Falls Near Airport In California OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 24. Hopes Fade for Truce in Korea » #i * * ¥ W¥W .»»»¥*» More Red Troops Appear Along Front night. Those who received the badges are.- left to right, Woody send, Assistant Scoutmaster o. O. Stivers, Carl Tipton, and Billy Davidson. FOUR GET EAGLE BADGES--Scouting's highest rank, the Eagle Badge, was presented la an assistant scoutmaster and three boys of )—Fifty persons died on j Troop 32 of Manila in ceremonies at the MelhodLst Church there last the crest of a low hill near| nigntj Those wno received the badges are.< left to right, Woody Town here today as a million-dollar airliner crashed and disintegrated. There were no survivors. Hours later broken bodies were being taken from the shattered wreckage of the United Air Lines plane. At the top of the hill there lay the body of a little tow-headed boy. His skull was crushed. Others lay in tangled debris in a ravine. The plane, a DC-6-B, was Hying jj^tfr-stop from Chicago to Oakland. '^Pe flight originated in Boston last] night, and the four-engine shtp had j stopped at Hartford and Cleveland,! In addition to Chicago. ; In Chicago, United Air Lines said 'Marxist Theory Blamed in Gil Talk the list of 44 passengers was sketchy with some names incomplete, and few home towns listed. Only five minute's before the . plane was to have landed at oak- 1 Harriman to Meet' Iran land airport, it crashed inexplicably Into low hill ivi miles east of DeCoto, a farming community about ten miles southeast of Oakland. . Routine Report Made Three minutes before the crash, Pilot Marion W. Hcdden of Los Altos, Calif., had given the control tower a routine report. Then residents of the area were •tartled by a flaming flash and the rumble of a blast. The six cre^ members and the passengers died when the huge liner plowed Into the hill. The shattered debris rained v down for 200 yards as the plane slid into the sharp ribbed ravine at Ihe base of the knoll. Plane Used Since Aug. 1 The DC-6-B type plane has been in United Air Line service since --','.'-~. *. K c u.-;-*''^ Lten thi : /*; of a controversy between .iiic' .Sfces Pilots' Association and TWous air lines. ^!n addition to Captain Hedden. the crew members— all Californians — v.ere ?irst Officer George A. Jew- eit of Redwood City, who made 30 missions in World War II as pilot of B-2457 Plight Engineer Mario A. Durante of Sausalito; Arthur W Kcesler, 42, of Redwood City, veteran of 20 years with UAL. who j was on the trip as flight observer after a vacation trip to Chicago, and stewardesses Marilyn Murphy of San Mateo and La Verne Sholes of Palo Alto. LONDON, Aug. 24. (AP)—Richard Stokes, Britain's chief negotiator, today blamed "Marxist-Leninist" theories dreamed up behind the scenes by Iranian leaders for the breakdown of crucial oil talks in Tehran. He said, however, that with g will on both sides there was •eason a solution could not even .ually be found although Britain would await Iranian guarantees Premier Again Before Talking with Tito TEHRAN, Iran. Aug. 24. (AP) — W. Averell Harriman planned a last meeting with Iranian Premier Mohammed Mossadegh today before leaving for secret conferences with Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito. Harriman, President Truman's world -roving diplomatic trouble shooter,, gave no hint of what he will discuss in Belgrade with the Yugoslav leader who has been under increasing Russian pressure. Harriman's jump from one crisis-laden trouble-spot to another comes after the collapse of talks between Britain and Iran on oil nationalization. " '- * ' Air the New Attack May Be Plan Behind Move 1 Large Enemy Forces Seen in E. Korea acceptable working conditions for: British employes before reopening the talks. Stoke. 1 ? flew into London as Britain called on her lawyers to take over the dispute which .diplomats have failed to solve. Legal experts prepared an appeal to the Internationa! Court of Justice in The Hague, The Netherlands, for a "definitive judgmen^." Iran refused to accept a reccm- men datio n from the cou r t seven we eks a go that prod uction continue while the two countries tried to agree on methods of nationalizing the billion dolfar Anglo-Iranian .Oil Company. Denouncing leaders " "behind scenes dreaming up impracticable *'' • See IRAN on Page 12 UN Can Crash Enemy, General Van Fleet Says U. S. EIGHTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Aug. 24. (AP)—Gen. James A. Van Fleet said today United Nations forces would be able to withstand any new Com munisl attack, even if the Reds employ more men, tanks, guns and planes than they have ever before used. Bodies of Missco, Hayti Soldiers Being Returned The bodies of two Mississippi County and one Southeast Missouri soldiers are to be returned home from Korea for burial, according to a Department of Defense announce- « nt made today, •vt. William H. Charles, husband Mrs. Mary L. diaries of 5->6 Lumerate St.; Cpl. Billy W Crainc son of George T. Craine of Manila and Sgt. Daniel E. Oillis, son of Mrs Ila U. Bates of Hayti were killed 1 action in Korea and their bodies are to arrive in the United States this week. A military escort will accompany the bodies to the point designated by the next of kin. 2 Warrants Issued Sn Steele Cab Death Minder warrants charging two persons with the brutal slaying of a Steele taxi driver were issued yesterday by Pemiscot County authorities. Although a specific person Js» • • •— Curb on Czech Trade Favored named on one of the Sheriff Jake Claxton said he would rather not tell who the person is until after he h,as been apprehended. The other warrant is a John Doc warrant, meaning the person Is known and can be described, but his name is not known. Thomas (Sport) Lipscomb, 60- year 'Old taxi driver, was reported missing late Monday night and his bound and beaten body was found Wednesday night. One of the two youths, being sought went to his sister's home north of Detiton, Mo., near where the body was found, and changed clothes late Monday night. Sheriff Claxton said. He said the sister quoted the youth as saying "We knocked taxi driver in the head, and ire. viking his car to get away in." The taxi was found Wednesday, morning near Bardwell, Ky. The tJ 0] i yesterday, 81 abandoned car was bloodstained, the sheriff said. Mr. Lipscomb's hands were tied Weother Arkansas cotton area forecast: Widely scattered thundershoivcrs In UTTr.F, CHANGE Congress Has Big Majority for Act- To Free Oaris behind his back and his feet were tied together when the body was found. He had been severely beaten about the said. head. Sheriff Claxton WASHINGTON, Aug. 24. M>>— Congress has rolled up a 443 to 1 majority in favor ot suspending U S. trade with Czechoslovakia, until that Communist nation frees Associated Press Corresponden William N. Oatis The Senate okayed the resolu- to 0. The^House had passed it Aug. 14. 302 to 1 with only Rep. Wood (R-Idaho U. S. 8TH ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Aug. 24. (AP)—Increased pumbers of Communist troops appeared today all along the eastern half of the Korean front, possibly building up for a new offensive. Allied observers spotted two Jarge Red troop concentrations north of Yanggu in the eastern mountains and above Kumhwa, eastern ,anchor of the old "Iron Triangle" in the center of the front. Small groups of Reds were observed all along the front. The increased Red build-up couli signalize either preparations for ar offensive or simply a concerted cf fort all along the front to reliev buttle worn units. Air strikes and artillery fire wer called down about 1,000 Reds wit: 200 trucks moving toward Yangg from the north. About 1,000 Chi nese with pack animals were see moving south toward. Kumhwr However, In late aftcrnocm, a num ber of small groups with pack an! mals were seen going north. If the Reds are preparing for, at tack, Geni James A, Van, Fleftt s«id 1i3 v EighC}r jtfrmy is\eady J foV them* and "will.stop" them. , Reds Have Artillery ! The U.N. ground commander said j he Reds probably have more ar- \ illery and tanks than-they've used icfore—"it's something serious to hink about"—but "the enemy can- lot beat the Eighth Army." A new Red offensive. Van Fleet said, "wcufd play into our firepower. If we can get them out in the open we would have a beautiful shoot." The Fifth Air Force reported 116 bombers surprised Reds trying to ferry supplies across a river in northwest Korea, north of Pyongyang. At least 100 Red vehicles, 28 plies were reported destroyed In the; attacks started by 24 Shooting Star jets, Jets Bomb Convoy Fifty-one other Shooting Stars bombed and strafed a convoy. Ground action centered on the extreme eastern 'front. A day-long battle raged for control of an Li-shaped ridge west of Kansong. South Koreans captured one more dominating height and now cotitrol all features of the Ridgeline. However, long range fights continued on the ridge throughout the day. South Koreans have been at- in the rugged hills of the The Allied ground commander said if the Kaesong armistice talks end in failure and the U.N. troops go back to; fighting "they will do so with hate and eagerness." . "They have spent the 61-day armistice lull training," Van Fleet said in an exclusive interview. "We feel very confident we can whip the enemy in the present battle area," Van Fleet added. "I've been feeling it would be a great opportunity to us, lor them to attack." "i. The four star general said a new Communist offensive would "play into our firepower. If we can get them out into the open we would have a beautiful shoot." Reds "Terribly Hurt" Van Fleet iaid the Reds were "terribly hurt" amfhave not sufficient shelter or food for another winter campaign. He warned that the Reds could throw "a considerable amount" of air strength Into the campaign He said the Communists also likely would use "more artillery and more tanks than he has shown since I've been here." "Its something serious to think about," he said. The general said lack of maintenance and strong Allied air opposition would whittle down th» Communist air force in a week. "Our air will cause a lot of damage," he said, "I believe by the end of the first, week the Communist air potential will go way down." Repeating a. previous statement, the general said: "The enemy cannot beat the Eighth Army." Enemy Lacks Support "He can bring in a million troopK but I'll be damned If he can See VAN FLEET on Page U Gen. Van Fleet 'Inflation to Destroy America Without Controls'-DiSalle FRENCH LICK, Ind., ji$j|2ji (AB)— The nation's pi-ice-stabilizer said today infla 11011 wul p ei "rajS^SjHTea~'ir|«K£{. contr-ols are not Imposed; Michael Di Salle' OPS~d rector, told a IB state Demoet'ahc conference at French Lick': ' "If we don't impose direct cor trcls to keep a balance across tV. f* I I I * * I"N / ' eco:lom y' we're going to have U: Lost of Living Reaches Alt Tune Peak in July WASHINGTON', Aug. 24. (AP)-The cost of living hit an all-time peak in July on the government's measuring slick. From June -15 to July 15, its index of costs to the moderate income U P ° 2 percentage points to 185.5 per cent ol the 1935-39 old ricord was 185.4, reached in May. ~ * Tiie rise means one-cent an hour j pay boost lor nearly 1,000.000 workers in the automobile industry whose tacking eastern front since last Saturday, BHS Registration Slated to Start Next Tuesday dissenting. And Woods said he did so only because the resolution call on the United Nations for help woods docs not like the O. N*. Senate action, coming alter bitter attacks on the Czech regime and some criticism ot I'.ic State Department, is final. The resolution docs not require signature by President Truman. But neither is it binding on the ! government. It merely expresses Mic •profound indignation" of congress nvcr "the arrest, snam Irial and Blythevllle High School students .will register fcr the 1931-1952 term ! unjust conviction' of Oatis west portion are indicated for the | beginning Tuesday, principal W. D. ; He was Ine day period. Kriday alteinoon ! Tommey said this morning. Seniors will register on Tuesday, juniors on Wednesday, sophomores on Thursday and freshmen on Friday. Students who cannot come on the scheduled day may register av'.- urday afternoon. Mr. Tommey said. Registration will be in the high school office from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m on the scheduled days. day period. Kriday alternoon to Wednesday afternoon. Precipita- Jgm generally light from widely fettered thimdershowers. No important temperature changes are indicated. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy with slowly rising temperatures tonight and Saturday; showers or j thundcrshowers west and north I portions tonight and east and north i portions Saturday: low tonight up- i per 60s; high Saturday 90 south- j \, 80 northeast. ' Minimum tliis morning—59. ' Maximum yesterday—88. Sunset today—6:38. Sunrise tomorrow—5:27. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 a.m. —none. Total since Jan. I—32.18. Mean temperature imidwsy be- t«rpn Iliph anrl \nsvi—7:1.5. Noimal nifhti tnr.liu'ftfun: for j August—S0.2. 1'hls IMlc Last Year Minimum this morning—fiO. Maximum yesterday—64. Precipitation January 1 to this date la«l year— WA3. convicted by a Czech court on espionage charges, denounced by thfe government as baseless, and sentenced to five to ten years in prison. New York Stocks They reported inflicting more than 9,000 Red casualties. Communist communiques refer to the action BUS an Allied "general offensive." Ground Action Quiet Elsewhere ground action was relatively quiet Thursday, and rains grounded many U.N. planes. But 5th Air Perec jet. 1 ; were out early Friday morning, starting a day of attack through rain and clouds that saw HO sorties flown by noon Twenty-four jets sweeping capital of Pyongyang, reported spotting Icng lines of supplies and vehicles lined up on both sides ol the Chonchon River. P-80 Shooting Star north of the Red Arraignment Set In Dope Arrest Hospital Engheer Held for Ardng Wafting Roon Sales NEW YORK. Aug. 2'. W 1 .—A Bcl- levue Hospital engineer will be arraigned today on narcitics charges, accused of aiding a $510.000-a-year dope peddling busine.ssin the city- owned institution. The maintenance engineer. Bcn- [amin Provenzano. -13, iras arrested yesterday as an alleged accomplice of 42-year-old Marimo Rubino. described as "ringleader" in the hospital heroin bnslnc. 1 ;. Police said Provenzaio admitted dumping 15 ounces ot hcoin—worth about $100.000 retail valic—Into lhe cast river after Rubino was Wednesday night. Rubino Li charged witi using Bellevue's main waiting nom to contact dope clients, and cf hiding 11- May Jul A T and T ~ — r Amer Tobacco Yorlf fo*f«n i Anaconda Copper i OTK. v^orron j Betn stccl Open High Low Close i coci Cola """ «™ »™ 3 .™ ™l\ Gen Electric" . • . . , J'ibf 3481 Mn 3421 N. O. Cotton °>' • Dec Mar May Jut . 3488 3475 .1186 , M ont?omrry \Vard '3485 3475 3482 N y Central 3442 342! 3436 | ]m , Harvrstfi" ..'. i J. C. Penne/ Republic Steel , Hadio . . : Socony ViHimm Open lliali lyja C'lo:-e : studeb.irrr 3188 34>8 3474 3133 standard ol 3178 3488 3471 34S5 TCXT.S Corp 3484 3492 3477 3432• Rears 34S1 .1450 3474 .'(483 ' o S S' cd 3«4 3J50 3428 3«9 '• Sou. Pac. , 160 1-2 63 1-4! 46 5-81 52 69 1-4 111 60 1-4 49 1-4 69 17 3-8 34 67 41 1-4 21 7-R Soybeans High Scp 286', Nov 273 [Jan 276 Mar 278'. May 280'. Low 284 S 271'. 274'.276*. 279 Close 255's 271=1 274 \ 277 273 wage rales are tied by contract to the government index. Biggest rises between June and July were for food and rents. Each trcls to keep economy, we're worst Inflationary .situation tha any country ever faced— and Inl tlon has destroyed many mor countries than conquest." DiSalle said in a prepared spcec that government spending and bu. incss expansion during the next months will boost consumer spem ing to such an extent that netthi higher taxes nor credit restriction will halt the inflationary spiral, Production IK Answer "I agree with all the people wh have said that production is t eventual answer," he said. "B we're not fjoing to he able* to g all the production we need for a period of 18 months to two years." The OPS head declared national defense spending "is still going to be higher than it has been in any War of Hate Forecast : or Future Chances Slim For More Talk, Officials Say TOKYO, Aug. 24. (AP) — Only a liny ray of hope re- nained today that Korean nice talks might be resumed. If they break down completely, the United Nations jrotind commander said his roops will go back to fighting 'with hate and eagerness." 'We feel very confident we can vhip the enemy in the present bat- le area," Gen. James A. Van Fleet said a,t his Eighth Army headquarters. The U.N. command In Tokyo had not abandoned all hope for ths armistice talks. Officers searched through a new message from top Communists for an indication that they might want :o resume the Kaesong armlstic* talks which they broke off abruptly Thursday. It was in this harshly worded message .they found • ray of hope. The message was from Kim 11 Sun, North Korean premier ajid supreme commander, and Gen. Peng Teh Huai, commander of Chinese troops in Korea. It was - addressed to Gen. Matthew B. Bidgway, top U. N. commander. "No Troth," Truman Say* .The protest, formally adjourning. fte°^'ftt:f6n.A,-»l'as'b"ased on-ths"charge an Allied plane bombed Kaesong, narrowly missing Red truce delegates —a charge dubbed by President Truman as a "new Communist masqua- rade" containing "no truth." The message said: "It is our hope that the armistice negotiations will proceed smoothly and that, a just and reasonable agreement acceptable to both sides will be reached." But, it continued, because of "th.8 deliberately murderous bombing" the Reds 'declared "the meeting adjourned as from August 23rd" to wait for Ridgway "to take responsible ac- • tlon with regard to this serioi* provocation by' your side." The message closed-. "We lodge our serious protest with you before the eyes of all just people throughout the world, and See CEASE-FIRE on Page IZ was up 0.4 per cent. This look lhe flood price index to 227.7 per cent of the 1035-39 average. This Is 12.1 per cent above June, 1350, when the Korean War began. Clothing Cosls Drop Clothing prices showed n drop uf <U per cent, (rom June to July. This figure was for the "new" inde.x. The old index, based on a slightly different method of meas- urinp the family budget of moderate income [amilirs, was 185.8. also an increase of 0.2 per cent over June ^ ^ 1 L ^ S ^^J ^ «*»* '"to ™cr P«"U «nd its method several months ago, biit! consum ? rs arc ?°* n * lo * inve moru issues both "old" and "new" index 1 mon fj[ ^° spc " d duri »* the next I2 figures because some union con-< m postwar year." He expressed doubt that impending higher federal taxes will serve to halt the inflationary trend. He said industry, "three-fourths of which is thinking of expanding dur- i ing the next 12 months," will get more credit either front the govern- mcnt or some other lending institution. Consumers Have Money In addition to that, tin? monpy 'A-Bomb Korea/ Brooks Urges 'If Talks Are Ended, U.S. Should Use All Weapons/ He Say* WASHINGTON. Aug. 2-t. <AP> — .. . . . .... ,l ? monpy , Re Brooks (D-La> called today that business wi 1 be spending-lha for usc of lh overnment will be spcndins-wlll he dpclared tracts tic wage scales to the "old" 1 John M. Boyie, Jr., national Dem- licit heroin in nooks Jid crevices around the hospital- Customers Minled The Customers came from the outside ind mingled win legitimate visitors. Provenzano assertedlyhelped Rubino to guard the drug caches and used signals to warn Rubino if any one approached whle the latter dipped into his supples to provide customers waiting n the hospital ground. 1 ;. index. Among are the auto industry contracts with Its unions. A number of workers in other industries also have escalator clauses in their contracts allowing for up- j ward and downward movement of their pay rales with the and fall of the government index, Late Bulletin— U. S- FIFTH AIR FOKCE HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Saturday, AUR, 2.i. f/Vi—Two Cnmmun- Ist jet planes were sliot down Friday when 24 American S.ibrc- lel,i allacfcrri 10 Red .MIGs ovrr North Korea, Fifth Air Force he ad quarters announced today. Foreign Aid Cut to Stick. Russell Asserts ocratic chairman, told the conference lasl night that the men who control the Republican Party are desperate. He advised leaders in the arra Vj 2et ready for "the most bitterly fought campaign ol modern times'" ; in 1952. I.cary Rrruls .Message ; George Leary, Boyle's executive [assistant, read the message. | President Truman, also invited ihut, unable to attend, also fired a blast at the opposition in a letter. The President renewed his recent indirect criticism of Senator McCarthy <R-Wfs> by assailing " n t^ , I " caiw " !>lulu ""r-Vltalks break down completely "Ihi* rm,ur *£* H Vf*.^ T"- ' <™ nlr >' ^oiiid nol hesitate to ma country loyally and faithfully. , cvery weapon u has _ including thc Mr. Truman said the nation's atomic bomb." "greatest task is lo try to prevent; Brooks also said, as trie House be- le atomic bomb in rea if the Communists definitely The Reds called the talks off yesterday after charging that a United Nations plane had bombed Kae- song. Later, however, they suggested they were ready to negotiate again if their demands were met. Gen. Matthew B. Ririgway rejected the Communists 1 charges, saying !he alleged bombing was a fake, "a frame-up, staged from first to last." President Truman endorsed this view in a statement given out at his news conference yesterday. He shed no light on whether the negotiations may be resumed Whatever the new developments mean. Mr, Truman said, "they obviously wer* not calculated to move the negotiations forward to an armistice." "Should Use A-Bomb" another world war." N J WASHINGTON. Aug. 2V (/P ; — Senator'Russell iD-Gai saEd after A White House, call today that in hj» opinion the $1.000,000,000 cut in the administration's foreign aid bill "is going lo stick' 1 despite Pre.Mdrnl 'Human'* opposition. - Ku^ell. Chairman of (he .Senate Wi I- 1 .! Aimed Services Committee, said Hie 6D 1-2 j President called him to the White 54 3-41 House lo talk about a number of 53 7-8! things. He said the curtailed for- 41 7-8 !"cl?n aid fund wa.« nne of tnem. 62 3-S "the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committee, ac;ng Jointly, Cllt to $7,535,000.000 the S8.500.000.- 000 (und asked by Mr. -ruman. "How d.oes the Presient feel about the cut?" Russell vas asked. "He doesn't approve or it .it iitl" Ku.ssell replied, "lit In my opinion it is filing to .sin:." Russell supported the silt. Remaining to be di. r ,p^»ed of oy the Senate Foreign Relilons snd Armed Services Commlliu before they can act finally, v,a a movR by Senator Alitcn (R\'<-l and South's Average Family Income 36 Par Cent Low others to Include In the bill authorization for the St. Lawrence seaway project. Members indicated It was only a matter of lime until they uould re- ' WASHINGTON. Aug. 1\, jec' the Aiken proposal. In the meantime, the nommiiiees hud jUK&h'd thi'i: lit lire* a round from previously ifo use-approved totals to increase near cast ceo- nomic nid by $37.000.000 to a total of $12-2,500,000. This would include {50.COO.COO for rehabilitation o! Palestine refugee*. I Average family Income in the south is about 36 pp r l( , n t under the national average, the CriiMi.i Bureau reported today. The bureau said sample returns show an average of $2,248 for the South a* a whole, includi::* rural area*, compared to $3,068 for the nation. i gan a three weeks' vacation, '.hat armed services committee member* could expect to be recalled shouM Ihe Korean negotiations be definitely ended. Tehran Mentioned He added that a worsening c/ the Mediterranean situation, which he termed now "very serious." might- likc*vi--; brintr the committee back Into special session. This was a reference to suspension of the Brit'sli- Irnnian oil discussions In Tehran. Some observers anticipate that lh« question of the use of the A-bomb —perhaps even a demand—will arls« among lawmakers If full scale hoa- tililies in Korea are resumed. r <!

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