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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS —^^___— ii_ TH& DOMINANT NEWSPAPER-' nw wcM^-Ttrn'an'*! mi>-B*ir..~ . YOL. XLVI1I—NO. 235 BlyLhcville'Dally Newa BlytheviUs Herald Valley Leader Blytheville Courier ; NEWSPAPER' OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEV1LL1C, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY Ike and Taft Heal Wounds; Agree on Two Major Issues By MAUV1N L. ARKOWSMITU NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Eisenhower appeared today to havt satisfied Sen. Robert A. Taft and other Senate Republican leaders on'two issues which ' threatened to cause the new administration trouble i;i Congress. ; *+ The Issues — (i) Artillery Duels Mark'52's End On Korean Front Allied Superforrs Strike Two Vital Communist Targets B* JIHI BECKER SEOUL W _ Rumbling artillery duels and Allied air strikes opened the final day of 1052 on Korea's bleak battlefront after- B29 Super- forts plnslered Iwo vital Red targets. A flurry of predawn ground fc scraps ended at daybreak. No ma- f ]or engagements were reported Twenty-one Superforts from ja- pan and Okinawa flew Ihrough .heavy Communist ground fire nnd harassing night fighters in their twopronged attack. They dumped more than 200 Ions of high explosives on a sprawling ore-processing plant near the Yalu River nnd a key supply center near Sl- nnnju. Sinnnju Is about 45 miles norlh of Pyongyang, Red Korean capitol. , Red night fighlers offered a serious challenge la the B23s wilh repeated firing passes. The Air Jorce did nol say whether any bombers were hit. Bright moonlight helped the Red pilots. Shells Pilled Air Bursting shells filled the air •round the bombers. The Air Force gave no details of damage to the Choak-long ore processing plant, a 105-acre tar- gel 25 miles southwest of Uiji on the Yalu, and the 85-acre Wollywon supply center. The Air Force slid tlie plant 'processed gVaphfte be fore the war. . On the deadlocked batllefront big guns boomed before dawn Al lied artillerymen drove off small groups of Kejls who probed actively at lonely Allied outposts on the Western and Central Fronts. At many points, and especially in *e rugged eastern sector,- Allied patrols barged' into Red groups and fought short, bloody scraps bv moonlight. The Eighth Army announced 1,814 Red casualties inflicted in Ihe week ending Dec. 28, including 1,092 killed, 711 wounded and H captured. In Ihe final week of 1851 Red casualties totaled 3,866. • ' A bright sun flashed off the snow covered battlefront as the year drew to a- close. were higher, hoverii Temperatures ng in the 403. Negro Suspect Arrested Here For 1951 Slaying A Negro woman from Luxo wanted by police-in connection with the February, 1051. slaying of, another Negro woman, Catherine Scott, was arrested in Blytheville yesterday, the sheriff's office reported today. Arrested here while visiting relatives, Arlene Oarncr has ueen taken to the Osccola jail and will be charged with murder in the stab- Place at Luxora bing which took early in 1951. Reports from the Sheriffs' office indicate that the suspect fled to Holland, Mo., following the murder and then went to Detroit, where she was living until she returned here on a Christmas visit. No information concerning a preliminary hearing WBS available today. Weather Arkansas Forcc.isl— clearing Ihls afternoon; fair and cooler with lowest temperatures 26 to 34 tonight. Thursday partly cloudy; occasional ruin likely Thursday night. Missouri Forecast—Cloudy with occasional very light freezing drizzle east tonight; partly cloudy west colder southeast tonight; Thursday partly cloudy cast and increasing cloudiness west; warmer west and north; low tonight 22-30; high Thursday near 40 norlheast to 4550 southwest.' Minimum this morning—ID. Maximum yesterday—so. Sunrise tomorrow—7:07. Sunset today—4:59. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 am — .53. Total precipitation since January Mean temperature fmlc"—ay fl.e- twecn high and low)—45, Normal mean temperature December—41.9. This Dale !*asl Year Minimum this morning—61. Maximum yesterday—75. . Precipitation January I to date—57*9. for thi.t ap- ap- --. Procedure for Job appointments by Eisenhower and (2) farm policy—were threshed out at a 2^-hour conference the leaders had willi the general yes- lerday. Tafl told newsmen aflerwards he was standing by his Dec. 2 statement that Eisenhower's selection of Democral Martin Durkln as "incredible." But the man who is 1 slated to be Senate majority leader in ihe new Congress convening Saturday, said he felt a "general understanding" had been reached with Eisenhower on fulure pointments. The understanding, said Taft calls for "adequate consultation'' with senators in advance of pointmenls, Tiie olher issue which threatened lo make Irouble for Eisenhower cropped up just, before yesterday's conference started. Sen. Milton R. Young of North Dakota, secretary of the Senate GOP Policy Committee, told reporters he would oppose Senate confirmation of Ezra Taft Benson- Elsenhower's choice for secrelary of agriculture — unless Benson came out .flatly for permanent government price support of basic farm commodities al a minimum of 90 per cent of parity. Won't Oppose Confirmation Parity is a. formula designed to assure fanners a fair relurn for Iheir crops in line with the price of things they buy. After the meeling, Young said ne had lalked to Eisenhower about [he mailer — and to Benson by telephone—and lhat he had decided not to oppose confirmation Young said both the general and Benson had assured him they are for price support at 90 per cent of provided nised with parity through 1854. under the present law. ^ The .senator said Eisenhower has an open mind" as to how the matter should be handled afler Slat, and that Benson had proin to stud> Iho problem B £55SK?vln't wid Youna-, present at the conferen e Eisenhower ft ere Sen stjles Bildges of Hampshire prospective presiding officer of the Scn ale m the ab sence of Ihe vice president- Sen Leverett Sallonstall of Massachu- selts, a member of the Senate OOP Policy Committee; Hevberl Brownell Jr., who will be attorney general in Ihe new adminislratlon- Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire, assistant, lo the President-elect, and Thomas E. Stephens, special counsel to the general Was Legislative Meeting 'K confer- Eisenhower called the once primarily^or discusslon"o"r"fhe legislative program he will submit to Congress shortly afler he takes office Jan. 20. T.ift indicated, however, lhat a good part of the session was devoted' to the job point me n!s issue. Taft said he believed Eisenhower's main purpose in arranging the meeting was to assure the Senate See EISENHOWER on P afc 10 ap- ANGRY ANS\Vl:it — Dr. Edward u. Condon scans his reply, in St. Louis u> latest charges against him by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Dr. Condon termed the committee's attitude one of "lying dishonesty" with regard to its charge that his friends are of "questionable loyalty." The former director of the National Bureau of Standards said he learned the charges through friends in Washington. Dr. Condon, in St. Louis for a science convention,' was •criticized by the committee in 1948 as the weakest link" in atom bomb security (AP Wireplmlo) , —'" Churchill Sails For America and Meeting with Ike England's Prime Minister Due in New York Jan.<5 SOUTHAMPTON. England Wi- Prime Minister Churchill sailed today on the liner Queen Mary for talks wilh President-elect Eisenhower on Korea and other world problems. The 78-year-old British leader who also Is scheduled to crf'll on President Truman later before he lakes a two-week holiday in Jamaica, was accompanied by Mrs Churchill. The huge II ler which left port here at 10 15 a m (5 ]5 a m , EST) •« <U<- in I"j-v •"••wtViVA*.;, Churchill and* h(s vviTe' went aboird just before midnight The hid travelled lo Southampton from London In Ihe boat train. Met Wilh Eden Shortly before his : departure from London, the Prime, Minister spent two hours discussin" wilh Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden the British proposals on Anglo- American problems he will lay before Eisenhower next wee):. Informed sources said these points fall into four main categories, wilh Korea and Soviel Prime Minister Stalin's Christmas Eye stalemcnl of willingness to lalk to Eisenhower well lo Ihe fore The other Iwo "deal wilh Brilain's desire lo join In Ihe recently signed Pacific Defense Pact between "Australia, JMcw Zealand and Ihe United States and. her wish for close consultations before the U. S. undertakes any new strategy in th e Far East that might involve either Britain or Prance in heavier commitments. Two Girls Die in Fire After Kerosene Blast Funeral services for Joan and Gladys' Rainey, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ramey of near Bassett who died from burns received in lb hoineearly yesterday morning, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. t< l Whilton. Joan, 3, and Gladys, nine months, were burned to death in Ihcir par-' ents' home on the Roy Bullard farm Stores, Offices To Be Closed Here Tomorrow Most Stores nnd offices In'Blythe- ville are scheduled to be closed tomorrow for New Year's Day. Both banks, the Court House and the Post Office will be closed. No city or rural mall deliveries will be made but box service will be given and the Post Office lobby will be open. Special delivery mail and perishable Items will be delivered, however, except on rural routes. Tomorrow Is one of Ihe four holidays on which merchants have agreed to close. The others are July Fourlh, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In Cily Hall. Ihe Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Revenue Department nnd County Draft Board offices will be closed. The cily clerk's office, howevre, will remain open. Courier News Office To Close Early Jan. J Most Courier News employes will go hurrying to their television sets tomorrow afternoon to view the football bowl games.« The paper will go to press early tomorrow and the office will be closed shortly after noon. when a kerosene explosion red os Mrs. Ralncy was attempting to build a fire In ihe coal stove The ciuWren were asleep when the house, which was destroyed, caught Mrs. Hainey received second degree burns and five other Rainey children were slightly burned as they escaped from the Mazing house. Mr. Rainey also received minor burns while rescuing h| B wife. Mrs. Rainey was taken to Baptist Hospital in Memphis, All the family's possessions were destroyed. Services for the two children w t . c to be conducted »t 2 p.m. today at Dead Timber Lake Church at Whitton, with burial at Dead Timber Lake Cemetery. William,, and Murphy Funeral Home of Marked Tree Is in charge. Survivors other than the parents Include three ' brothers, Monroe Everett and Charles Ralncy; four sisters. Jo Ann snd Johnnie Raney, Mrs. Ellen Woodcm of Bates- vllle. and Mrs. Dornlhy Walker of Blytheville. Inside Today's Courier News . . . TUworhacks finish third In S\\'C (oiitnamenl. . . . . . 1952 stale sporls roumlup . . . Sports . . . page 6. . . . . . Your income tax primer . Osccola news . Sotlely . . . . Markets . . . rage 10. Page 3, . DECEMBER 81, 1952 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Profit Dip Due in'53 --Babson (EDlTpH'S NOTE: As It does at the enU of each year, the Courier News today brings to its readers Roger W. Bahson's business and financial outlook for the coming year. Mr. Babson is a nationally-known economist and writer on fntanclal and economic subjects.) By' KOCER W. BAUSON Business will start the year 1953 in high gear. The pace will slacken, however, as the year unfolds, with total business" volume for 1953 smaller than for 1952. The powerful supports of the Great Boom—construction and automobiles — will lose, strength as the year advances. Barring World War III, 1D53 will find business operating under less government control than any year since outbreak of the Korean War. But don't expect removal of price controls to help profit margins. Salient economic feature Is the fact that our productive capacity has now been expanded to the point where, barring World War III, output can take care of both arms and civilian neccVs. The handwriting is on the wall against inefficient operators. Their days are numbered. The successful businessman next year will be the one who can control his costs and stay out front in his market. I strongly urge my business friends to get out and sell, and sell hard next year; but hire the best cost accountants you can for the hack office. '"Order takers" will 'find fewer jobs as 1953 moves along, M'Y FORECASTS for 1953 are made on the assumption that World War III will not strike during the year. However, I want to make it clear that 'a'll bets are off" the day Stalin dies or retires. The H-bomb gives us another lease on time. Our first lease, from Hiroshima in 1945 to the Russian A-bomb explosion in 19-19, was frittered away In idle bickering. This time we will'have another "breather." It may be our last See BAUSON on Page 10 Chicks Open Tourney with 68-61 Victory JONESBORO—Blytheville fought back from an eight-point firsl quarter deficit this morning lo topple Forrest Cily, 6S.-61 in Its first game of the Northeast Arkansas Invita- llonal Baskelball Tournament here. The two learns missed the tournament combined scoring record by only two points and Blythevilte's 68-point total was only four poinls shy of the event's single learn Class A scoring record. The Chickasaws fell behind early in the game and trailed 21-13 at the end of the first quarter. They foughl back as Holland sank a two-pointer just, as the halftime buzzer sounded and Blytheville'left the floor with n 30-29 lead . . . the first time In the game they' held the lead. Holland rammed In a free-throw with one minute remaining In the third.period to break a 47-47 deadlock. From that time on, Blytheville look over and lead the resl of Ihe way. The victory puts Blytheville In the quarterfinals where it will meet the winner of the Trumar.n-Pocahon- tas came at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Holland and Gentry scored two- thirds of Blythcvllle's points. Each had 22 markers. The lineups (Including only scorers) : niylhcvllle O'Brien 9 .... Gentry 22 ... Holland 22 ... Mosley 6 Children 8 ... Substitutes: . P. F . C. O. . O. Forrest City Huff 10 ... Davis 20 ... Merrill 4 Hollowell 18 Laws 5 Blythevilte — Hill 2: Forrest City — Fondren 4. SO WHAT! I'VE GOT C'llOJ'l'EKS, TOO — Joseph Doolln (left), four-year-old Dccatur, III., boy, and Lorcn Butgercll. 5, of Coteau, N. D., compare their take lecth after appearing on a radio show (Welcome Travelers) in Chicago Monday. Joe gol nallonal publicity when his picture was sent, via AP Wircphoto all over he country. Loren's mother. Mrs. Clifford utiteeiet. saw the picture, got In touch with Joe's parents, nnd then had I.oren fitted out with the false teeth. The lads finally met In Chicago. (AP Wlreiiholo) Outlook for Peace Better Than Year Ago--Truman »>• EB CHEAGH WASHINGTON (AP) - President Truman said today the outlook for world peace Is better now than il was a year ago. Truman explained, at his last news conference of the year, that he was referring to the outlook for the cold war in all parts of the He said no new plan for hastening the end of Hie Korean War had been submitted to him. But he added that obviously he could not talk, about such a plan even if one existed, unless It was something to be put into operation immediately. Truman announced lie will ap- world. pear on radio and television Jan. 15 from 9:30 to 10:00 p.m. (CST) to report to the people on the state of Ihe nation. This address, he said, wil! con- lain some material in addition to what he will give Congress in his formal state-of-the-union message early next week. He will not appear before Congress in person. The President began his meet, ing . with j-.epprters by expressing sharp regret thai Secretory "of Ag- rlcuHurc Brnnntin has had lo make additional restrictions on imports of dairy products — ns announced yesterday—under requirements of the Defense Production Act.' This Is the wrong thing lo do, Truman salrt, adding that he is not in favor of it at nil. But he said. Brannan was obliged to Impose the new restrictions under the law. Truman avoided comment on two confroversal issues—General Douglas MaoArthur's latest blast at him and the status of Diplomat John Carter Vincent. "No Comment" He had only a solt - voiced no comment when asked about MacArthur's suggestion lasl week lhat Ihe President, was using the "bloody drama" of Korea "as means of self-glorificalion." MacArlhur's stalcment stemincc! from Truman's own quoted remark to an interviewer that Ihe general "wanted lo Involve" us in an all- out war In the Far Ensl." Mac- Sco TfiinM.V on Page 10 i Sudbury, Taylor Establish Law Partnership Here A law partnership has been formed by J. Graham Sudbury and Jesse Taylor, it was announced today by the attorneys. Their office will be located in the Bonnn Building. V. O. Holland, formerly Mr. Taylor's law partner, is retiring from practice due to 111 health. C. M. Buck, formerly associated with Mr. Sudbury, will continue his law practice with offices over the First National Bank Building. Speck Quits As Coach Seminoles' Mentor To Be Superintendent At Cherry Valley, Ark. Leslie M. (Oukle) Speck, lor Hie pnst two years head football and basket ball coach nt Osceola High scheduled, to »«ume ,Mh*oli School, Is , duties as superintendent, of ,Mh •atxClKfrv ValUy, Ark^Moriday M. M. Hmesly, Cro«s County Supervisor. of Schools, said this morning that Mr. Speck will replace George WoolelrulGC, who has resigned. " We «'e very happy to announce tnnt Mr. Speck has consented lo take the position with us in cross County," Mr. Htncsly slated. "I have known his family for many years and he comes to us with an excellent, reputation," Mr Hincsly, a former Mississippi County school administrator, continued Osceola Superintendent of Schools C. Franklin Sanders said he had no comment on the situation, but Indicated an announcement might be forthcoming tomorrow. In downtown Osceola Ihis morn- IriK. rumor .had it that Mr. Speck will be replaced by Hill Beall, who has been his assistant during the former's tenure at Osceola. Mr. Speck said this morning 'he was tawing the coaching field fn favor of administrative school work. He said lie resigned Osceola coach lo take advantage of the Cherry Valley offer of an administrative position. He added thai he had no Information as to his possible successor. First Wreck in Week Reported in City Automobile wrecks In Blytheville during the Christmas holiday season have been held to an unusual minimum this year. The first collision reported to police since Christmas Eve yes- lerday resullcd In damage to vehicles of Billie Hyde, 107 North Hollywood Street, and Ed Trimble, Negro, of Sawcrs Bond. Mrs. Hyde's 1940 Dodge, parked al 609 South franklin, was struck in the rear by Trimble's car, which was traveling south on Franklin. Officers Fred Hodge and Willie Hopper Investigated. Intrigue in the Clouds: Red Agent Attempts To Hijack Plane in Flight, Two Are Killed By SPKNCKR MOOSA TAfPEH, Formosa Wl— A Chinese Red agent fleeing the Philippines Tuesday .that and killed two crew members of a passenger rtanc In a rtc.spernie but fullle bid to reach sanctuary In Communist China. Nationalist air force fighters forced the plane down on Qucmoy Island, a Nationalist outposl Just 15 miles from Ihe Red mainland. The agent, Hung Tsu.-Cb.un, was brought to Taipch under heavy guard tonight, along with seven passengers who survived tha bizarre attempt at aerial piracy Hung, 23 and good looking, smiled and appeared unconcerned on his arrival here. During the fanlaslic .fllghl, the plane ilew over part of the mainland. Communist antl - aircraft opened up, but caused no damage. A final ironic t»uch was added when the plane, a DC-3 of the Philippines Air Line (PAL) taxied to a halt on Quemoy. Miss Mary Alice Ireton. Bethel, O., a passenger, said Hung apparently thought Ihe co-pllot had landed In Red tcrrllory. He was starl- Icd to find himself surrounded by Nationalist soldiers. Press reports from Qucmoy said Hung surrendered meekly. Another passenger, Carlos Barranda, 37. an Insurance adjuster, raid trouble started just after the posed lo be" & routine trip from Laoag in Northern Luzon to Aparrl, plane look off on what was sup about 100 miles to'll-.e east. "About 15 minutes out of Laoag I heard said. "I two muffled noises," he thought they came from the engines, but afterwards I realized they were shots. Immediately as the shot.5 were fired, the plane plunged, crazily as if out ol control. "Then It righted itself. "The next thing I saw was Ihe flight purser, Eduardo Dlago, kick- Ing Ihe door lo the crew compartment. Then I heard Iwo more shots ...fired through Ihe door. "Diaao spun half around, then collapsed right In the cabin. ^'lilood was spouting from him. "I was told aderwards that the Communist had gone Into the com- parlmcnl, locked Ihe door and ordered the pilot. Capl. Pedro Perlas, 10 head for Communist China. "Captain Perlas objecled and the Communist fired two shots into his head. Those were the muffled noises I heard and lhal's why the plane seemed suddenly out of con- Irol. "It was OK again when the copilot, Capt. Felix Claslon, look over the controls. « "Right lo the lime he landed, four and one half hours later, the Communist kept his revolver stick- Ins; into Gaston's neclc." Bixrrenda said Hung had two 45 Sec INTRIGUE on I>»je 18 Acheson Tells House Group— Questionable UN. Employes No Real Threat to Security' WASH 1NGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Dean Ach,son said today national security is not tndnngeral by United BniT, cmpl ?y mcnt of Americans o£ questionable loyalty. Bui Acheson told a House judl-* clary subcominlllce that Ihe pros- once of "these people," as he I * f fill called them, amone U. N. nm- I ID TA \fit ||r\ Panel to Deal With Suspects . among u. N. em- ployes does t'ive the United States a "black eye." There Is no real threat to security, 'he said, because u. N. Workers do not handle matters "concerned with our national defense." Tlie subcommittee is making a general inquiry into operations of (he Justice Department. It got into the question of subversives on the U. N. staff It] connection with digging- into whether the Justice or Stale departments Interfered In a New York Brand Jury's Inquiry into subversive activities by u, N. employees. An invitation was Issued lale yesterday for Acheson to testify. The secretary of state promptly accepted it. Acheson had hardly settled into the witness chair before the Congress members were sparring- with him over his refusal to disclose the names of stale Department employees who have handled investigation reports on U. S. citizens hired by the U. N. Information Withheld The department has refused to give this information (1) to the New York grand jury, (2) to a Senate committee,, and (3) to the House committee. _ Acheson said he consulted President Trumart before rejecting the request from the grand jury, and thai Trurnrtn Instructed him to refuse to give the information. The secretary went on to nrgue that It would not he good nilmin- Istratlve practice to subject subordinate employes to questioning by Congressional committees or grand Juries, "The subordinates do only wfcai they are told to do," he said "The be pill on the stand to explain their aclions. • "We should bear Ihe responsibility for whal is done right and (he blame for what Is done wrong." When Acheson asserted lhat U. N. employment of possibly disloyal Americans presented no threat lo national security, Rep. Keating (R-NY) commented that he and Acheson apparently place different Interpretations on the words "national interests and national security," ^ "It strikes me (hoy are synonymous terms," Keating said. Aclieson agreed that U. H. rm- tional Interests are harmed by the cinploymenl of disloyal Americans by the U. N. "They have given the [jr. S. repn- latlon a bad name and a black eye In Ihe U. N. nnd shouldn't have been Ihere," Acheson said. The call for Achcson's testimony was issued after the subcommittee heard from Jusllce Deparlmcnl witnesses accounts which led Chairman Chclf <D-Ky) to declare of Ihe State Deparlmcnl's handling of U. N. loyalty cases: "Up to Sec ACHESON on Page 10 UN Chief Reported , Seeking Showdown On Disloyalty Charge UNITED NATIONS, N. Y IB—' informed sources said today u N Secrelary General Tryeve 'LIB •tartly wil, set up a ^Lee-man >lo ° W ' th Amerlcan cm- and will demand Ihe Slate DeVart- •nont supply complete evidence of why they should be fired. Lie, disturbed ' at • congressional charges dial he "shockingly" kept American subversives on his staff, vvns determined to seek a showdown, these sources said.' Tho secretary general and other ' high U. N. officials insist they want no American on the staff guilty of disloyalty to his country. They say they have (lone everything possible to weed them out when presented with concrele evidence by responsible U. S. government agen- clc.i. , So far n. N. officials have said thai charges against "suspects" slill employed by Ihe U. N. are "flimsy." These "suspects" were reliably said lo number H. Twenly- nine Americans have already been let out, either by firing or termination of conlract Twenty seven- of. these were dropped lor loyalty cra- ~* Fr»I*to f?crefti Kniployes • *• f jsst • night's Washington announcement that the FBI would henceforth screen American em- ployes and future employes was looked on here as a possible solution to the proulcnt. The FBI re- Porte, evaluated by an American' loyalty board, would be -made available to Lie's hew panel-.ano. could serve as the "definite'evi- dence" which Lie has demanded. Officials close lo Lie polnled out thai mere suspicion of" disloyalty concerning an American employe loft them on shaky legal grounds. If Ihe U. N. fires Ihe suspected employe, v/ho normally is under conlract, Ihe employe may appeal lo the U. N. Adminlslralive Tribunal and the burden of proof Is left to Ihe V. N. If Ihe U. N. is unable to supply the proof—which so far Ihe officials say has not been supplied by the Stale Department—then the U. N. Is siibjccl lo damages because II has broken a contract. One U. N. official estimated that this might run upwards of a half million dollars in the cases of some employes who have already appealed their recent firings. Safety Council Sees '52 as One Of Worst Traffic Death Years CHICAGO (.« — The National Safely CouncH tc "' ! >y Predicted traffic dealhs in 1952 will total at least 3B,000-one of the heaviest tolls In the nations history. The council said 38,000 deaths would be the largest number since 1941 and one lhat had been exceeded In only Ihree olher years. But, it added an upsurge ol deaths accompanying ihe good traveling weather In most of Ihe O. S. In December could lift this year's lotal lo Ihe third highest on record. Dr. E. R. Barrett, Jonesboro, Dies Of Heart Attack JONESDOHO—Dr. E. Hush Barrett, 50, prominent Jonesboro physician, died nt 3:40 a.m. today nl SI. Bernard's Hospital after Iwo hcarl stlacks. Dr. Barrelt had dinner wilh friends in Blythcvllle lasl night and returned lo his home about 10 p.m. last night. He walked in the hospital about 2:30 R .m. after suffering the first altack at his home. He was Ihe first Joncsbcro doctor to enter Ihe armed forces In World War II, cnllsllng on Dec. 8. 18-11. He emerged In 1945 a commander. He was a past president of the Cralghcad-Poinselt Medical So- clely and began his practice In Wilson in 1929. Survivors include a son, two daughters and four brothers. Funeral arrangements ar« Incomplete. The three worst years, In the number of lives lr,st In motor vehicle accidents were Ifl41 with 39,969, 1937 with 39,043 and 1936 with 38,089. . Ned H. Dearborn, council president, said Uie grim figures carried a warning to New Year's cele- bralors. He added: "This Is Ihe third consecullve year lo bring an increase In Iraffic deaths. More cars and more travel arc making streets and highways more dangerous. Only sober and cautious driving will "ensure your safety." The council reported fatalities in the first n months' of this year added up lo 34,500. The November toll of 3,610 was the greatest for any November since 1941 and xvas 5 per cent higher than in November, 1951. The council has estimated that 410 persons will lose their lives in traffic accidents during the four-day New Year holiday period starting at S p.m. today and ending at midnight Sunday. urri.f LIZ lKcke$obout75 skfns to moka o m'nk coat—not ir»cludfng iha husband's, , SKH

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