The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 1, 1953 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 1, 1953
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VOL. XLVIII—NO. 236 BLYTHE VILLE COURIER NEWS - ™ E ^MINANT NEWSPA BlythevUle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevUle Courier KEWSPAPEH Of NQ RTHE A S T AHKAKSASJUTO SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1953 SINGLE COZ'IES FIVR CENTS Ike Voices Hope for Peace in '53 General Takes Day Off; Plans More Meetings •f MARVIN L. ARROWS.1IITII NEW YORK (AP) — President-tied Eisenhower took .time out for New Year's with hi* family today after voicing the hope that 1953 will bring: peace to the world. The general's headquarters said n« planned to spend a quiet day »t hla Columbia University residence and then be on hand at his Commodore Hotel office tomorrow for another round of conferences in s preparation for the start of (he new : administration Jan. 20. As he left his headquarlers late yesterday, Eisenhower stood before a battery of microphones and newsrecl cameras, and said- i "I hope 1953 will be the 'finest •ny of us have ever experienced Particularly, I hope the year will bring back to us the assurance that peace will again come to the -world." Just before closing up shop for the holiday, Eisenhower issued a statement assuring those behind the Soviet Union's Iron Curtain that his administration will not forget them. "Symbolic Message" Earlier yesterday, a delegation of-refugees from eight Iron Curtain countries had delivered what they described as a "symbolic - message" from the youfh of those nations. Presented to Eisenhower through John Poster Dulles, secretary of state - designate, the "message" was a blank piece of paper/ ~ D-.:."aul Pabi>'i -*p meriiSer of Ihe Hungarian'Pariiament, said the blank sheet symbolized "the good wishes of 100 million--people behind the Iron Curtain syho are unable to express their views." Fabry said those people do not want "to become cannon fodder for the Soviet army, but nre potential allies of the United Stales." Intended for Broadcast Press Secretary James C. Hag- triy said Elsenhower's reply was Intended for rndio broadcast behind the Iron Curlain. The general said: "I-hope there will be ways and means lo forward my New Year's greetings to all Ihose young people behind Ihe 'Iron Curtain whose good wishes for 1953 are extremely touching. "I want to assure them that they are not forgotten. "So long as the spirit of freedom lives in the youth,'the future Is one of promise." . Elsenhower's last caller of the old year was Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers (H-Mass), who said she found h|m "very much interested" In her proposal for creation for a department of veterans affairs with cabinet status. Furniture Store Here Gets a New Name As of today, name of the Charles S. r.emons Furniture. Inc., will become C. M. Smart Furniture Inc CM. smart, owner and operator !' e ,w ' m! " 5 ° thc an "°unce- roent this morning. • Mr Smart bought Mr. Lemon's in. lerest in the store about two years Weather .r,H r!<a ?-^, s Forccas <—Partly cloudy and a little warmer this afternoon, First Baby Born Her* In 1953 Greets New Year at 2:27 a.m. Today The first baby to be born In BlythevUle In 1953 greeted the new year at 2:27 a.m. today at Walls Hospital. BIythevllle's first baby of the year was a son born to Mr and Mrs. Bill B e H r d, 2213 Birch. Weight: six pounds even. As 19S3's first bnby born in a hospital here, the child and h I s parents will receive numerous gifts "from BlythevUle merchants. Draft May Reach 19-Year-Olds in Missco in 1953 State Quota Cause; 253 Men Inducted From .County in '52 Mississippi County Draft Board probably will have 'to dip into its group of 19-year-old registrants by March or April to meet Its quota requirements set by Ihe State Selective Service Board. That Is the estimate of the draft situation for the county during the coming year, according to Miss Rosa Saliba, secretary of Bo'nrd No. 47, one of the largest in the state. For the state as a whole, the point of having to take men from the 19- year-old bracket apparently, will be reached sooner. About 40 per cent of the January call for pre-induc- tlon examination for the state will consist of registrants in this group and latest reports indicate that some boards ,may have to induct them in February. Miss Saliba pointed out. however that this situation probably will not be reached- here for about three or four, months. This is due in part to the large size of this board, and In part U> the large number of enlist-' menls from the local board's jurisdiction,, which reduces its quota- she added.;: During the past year, the .local board has sent 253 men from 'Mississippi County for induction into the Armed Forces. This figure is 31 less than the quota set for the year due to enlistments and rccW- ification of expectant fnthers and undue hardship cases Of the 8,782 registrants listed with the local board, 1,442 were called lor^ physical examination during The number of registrants listed with the local board represents all men who have registered here since 19-18, when the present draft law was enacted. The status of fathers remains unchanged, and draft board officials stated tbnt no directives have been received yet to Indicate whether fathers will be rcclnssificd and made eligible for induction. Quotas for local boards are sent out each month, and the January list shows that Mississippi County •mil send 2« men for induction and HO men for pre-intiuction examination. The next call Is set for Monday. cloudy tonight and Friday; showers and becoming cooler west portion tonight and east portion Friday. . Minimum this morning—28 Maximum yesterday—50. Sunrise tomorrow—7:07 Sunset today—5:00 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m.— Total precipitation since January Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—39. Normal mean temperature tor December—41.3. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—63. Maximum yesterday—79. Precipitation January 1 to this date-47.89. Troop Transport Arrives Today SAN FRANCISCO (/Fj-The transport Gen. A. W. Brewster arrives today with 1.027 Army and S50 Air Force personnel From Korea The transport Ocn. W. A. Mann arrived yesterday with 1,028 military personnel From the Far East, many of them Korean veterans. NEW COUNTY OFFICERS — Miss Oeraldine Uston of Osceola became Mississippi county s fuit woman Circuit Court Olerk this' morning when she was sworn in by Chancellor W. -Leon ^mith. she succeeds Harvey Morris. Philip Deer (left), louncr Mipermtendent of Wilson schools, officially look over duties of county judge and was sworn in by W.,. VV. Prewitt, Ostepla's municipal judge. Mr. Deer succeeds Faber'A. White. (Courier Xcns Pho(o) Wiifi Air Base Topping~List, /952 Was Year of Continued Growth By GEORGE ANDERSON " ™ .* »»d expansion fo, Suits Asking $117^925 Damages Filed Here Lawsuits asking damages totaling 5117,025 were filed here during the 95 rangcd A Millignn Ridge youth and his father have filed suit in civil division of Circuit Court, asking S95 000 in damages from Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. The complaint states that Eugene Dobbins was severely burned when he touched a 12,000-volt Ark-Mo line while in a pecan tree near a gin in Milligan Ridge. Gathering pecans From Ihe tree, Police Seek Step-Father After Girl's Body Found in Rain Barrel DES ARC. Ark. to—Sheriff E. o Hamilton said last night that a 5- year-old girl, whose body was founri slurred in a homemade rain barrel at her home, was murdered. A pick up order was radioed out of state last night by Ihe SherifF for the child's slep-Father, James W. Head, who disappeared From his Farm home near here Monday. -Mrs. Linda Head, step-mother of Ihe dead child, Is being held In jail here without charge for questioning. Hamillon Identified the victim as Mary Head. He said her body wrapped in bailing wire and curtain cloth, was Found Tuesday by a posseman. The rain barrel was Fashioned from an old airplane wing lank. N'cfRhbor Started Search Search for the girl slarted alter neighbor, who saw her Dec. 23 returned the following day with some Christmas presents' and when she couldn't be Found, 'noticed police. L "» e Dr. Anderson ** ,;, T, -~~-> *^i. miaerson Netlleshtp, stale medical examiner said Ihe child died From drowning and lhat the body had been In the water for four or five days, "I know the little girl was murdered and that the goings on at their home were not normal," Hamilton said. "I'm particularly anxious to catch thc man (Head) and then, perhaps, we will be able lo delermine just what happened." The body was weighted down with a 10-pound sledge hammer and some old scales. Hamilton snid the child's bruise on there were burns on back and head, and „ „.„,«. on ner chin. He said Mrs. Head told him the child was burned In a grass fire and was bruised when she fell on a plow. child died from nalural causes, but her husband refused to allow funeral services because "he was afraid he would be recognized and returned to Ohio, where he Is wanted for something." Mrs. Head said she didn't know why her husband was wanted In Ohio, but lhat, "I think It has something to do with money." Hamilton said Mrs, Head told him she dressed the body oF Mary and turned It over to her husband and lhat "I never knew what he did with her. When I asked him he refused to lell me." Mrs, Head said Mary given to her and her husband two years ago In Ohio. She lold Hamilton ihe child's father was Everett Wolfe oil Lorain, O. Ihe complaint alleges, Is an old Mil- llgan Ridge custom. The company erred, the complaint states, when it erected uninsulated lines so close to the tree. The complaint says the boy suffered third degree burns, disability of his right leg and damage to his heart due to contact with the wire Judgment to (he extent of $80,MO for pain, permanent and temporary injury with $15,000 for med- services , ical expenses and loss of has been asked. Wreck Brings Suit In other civil acUon. Jewel Black Wilh the co-operation of thc Chamber of Commerce In raising the necessary funds and the people of the city in adopting n bond Issue in thc Dec. 15 special election, efforts to re-open the base succeeded Other facts point up the continuing development of the community In various types of activities. All existing records of tax'Income in the County were broken wlih the collection by thc sheriff's oFIIcc of Sl.705,828 in revenues—nn increase of $367,174 over 1951 collections. Blythcville churches have spent more than SI million to built! or remodel their properly during thc past two years, with most of that going for two new churches In the city. A recent survey Indicated that at least hnlf of Ihe city's 18 congregations have carried out some sort of expansion program recently, and thc value of church property in Bly- thcville has been estimated at over 52 million. School Completed An Important need In the community was realized with the opening o! the new high school Ir is asking for $21.200 in damages September. Built al a co",l of S37D- from R. E. Blnylock, doing busi- ' — •• ne.<s as Blaylock Hatchery, and R H. Blaylock. Thc complaint states that the defendants left their truck parked improperly on Ash street on Dec 3 19.51, and the plaintiff collided with thc truck. The accident. the complaint maintains, resulted in thc death of the plaintiff's wife, Eddie Mae Black. Property damages In thc amount See SUITS on I'Page 5 Death Gets Slow Start On Highways lly The Assr-niMfil r rfss Death got off to a slow start on the nation's highways In the new Only 18 traffic fatolities were reported in the holiday period that began at e p.m. (local time) Wednesday and will end at midnight Sunday, Jan. 4. Thc National Safety Council has slimatcrl 410 Americans will he , Hied In motor vehicle accidents i during the long New'Year seek end. ( 000. the new school was orgilnally planned In 1347 when a Citizens Committee was formed through the Chamber ol Commerce to acquire funds for the purchase of a n appropriate site. Work tin the new school building, which conlains 18 classrooms and will accommodalc more than GOO [ students, begun two yeare ago. and the total Investment, Including Furnishings, grading, cost oF land and other Improvemenls-to the site reached $463.000. With the Rid of Federal funds, the County began construction of a Sl.- 500,000 two-unit liospltal with buildings located at Blythevllle and Osceola. Blytheville's 10-bcd unit, located tn Country Club Heights at Highland and Tenth Streets is es- llmaled at $896,640, and is expected to he completed within thc next four or five months, The 40-bcd unit at O ccola should, lie finished earlier. Two-thirds of thc hospital cost Is i to be paid by-the federal govern-' ment with trie county financing Us part by a three-mill construction tax and a one-mill maintenance lax voted by thc county's electorate and levied by Ihe County Quoium Court. A $479.755 bond Issue IIIM been ROM lo provide Hie county's one-lhird ol the cost. Ground - breakiv'r r-cremony for See lilythevlllci 105Z on I'agc 5 Happy New Year? — War-Jittery Worid Greets Another Year By The Associated Press A war-Jittery world greeted 1953 today with noisy loasts to better times, and'quiet prayers for peace. ' The cup that cheers was drained*——^— __ 'roin Times Square around the Ray Hall Elected President of BlythevilleCofC. from Times Square around globe, in plush night club and hanky - tonk, in town house and tenement. But the din could not drown out the supplications of millions — many with loved ones on the fight- In!; fronts—that 1Q53 would end the shooling- wnrs iu Korea, Indochina and Mnlaya and thc cold war between East and West. President Truman Figured the outlook for world peace better now than it was n year ago. Cjcn. Dwlght D. Elsenhower soon to succeed him in the world's biggest job had - n New Year's hope Hint ldS3 "will bring back lo us the assurance Unit peace will again come lo thc world." Prime Minister Winston Church- Ill, on his way to see Eisenhower and Truman, joined Fellow passengers on (lie liner Queen Mary 'in welcoming the new year. Churchill Optimistic Greeted by a cheering crowd In ihe first class lounge, he said"!• trust we will all have a safe passage lo thc sother side of .(he world and., will .strengthen the bonds • between England and Ihe great republic ol the United Slates." A snow and sleet slorm tended to hold down thc midnight street crowds I n Manhattan. Times Squnrc had a throng o( 200,000 nt midnight, police estimated. In the past years, the estimate has run up lo one million. Most night club and hotel proprietors in New York weren't growling—neither were many of them exactly elated—over the cash registers' tune. Among churches drawing large New Year's-Eve attendances were St. Patrick's Cathedral and (he Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the -Divine. Weather and other conditions affected the size of Hie liolidny turnouts in cities from coast lo coast. The tradilional bowl football games held Ihe sports spollight in America today—the Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif.; Sugar Bowl at New. Orleans, Cotton Bowl at Dallas, and Orange Bowl at Miami, and others. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chirks play Trumann to- nlElil in MCA luiirney . . . Sports • • • 1'ajrc 6. . . • . . Vtiur income lax primer . . I'afjc Z. . . • - . Society news . . . I'aRc 4. . . Government Witnesses Differ On Renewal of UN Red Probe ( By HARRY SNYIJER open ^^^L^^^^n^A^^^^ 7 m f f ' eft r"'* munist infiltration in America's United Nations staff. J J ° alleged C ° m " 1 Two witnesses from the Justice Department disagreed on the slnnrl yesterday about a proposal to Impanel n new grand jury to resume the work. U. S. Attorney Myles J. Lane of New York testified a new jury would renew Ihe quest early next week. But Asst. Atty. Gen. Charles H.. Murray differed, and said he would carry his protest lo Atty. Gen. James P. McGranery. Secretary of Slate Acheson. who testified for nn hour and 35 minutes, defended his aides against charges they were lux in screening disloyal Americans In the U. N. "We are doing the best we can," he said. : The Judiciary Subcommittee headed by Rep. Chelf (D-Ky) aired charges yesterday that the State and Justice Departments hampered a New York grand jury by trying to delay or tone down its Communists in-lhe-U. N. report filed Dec. 1. Spokesmen from both agencies vigorously denied - the charges before the committee. The committee, now in the position of watching to sec what federal aulhorllies will do about Ihe probe, has only two dnys of life IcFl. Dissolves FrMar II dissolves officially with thc expiration of the 82nd Congress Friday. But Rep. Keating (R-NY), the ranking Republican member, says he will seek to have It re-created by, the new Congress convening Saturday. Achesoji Insisted that disloyal Americans In the U. N. have not endangered national security, but have given tills country "a bad .name and a black eye." He said: '-;.£L,dD.jjgr_ee. more drnstie me'as- lire.—ttre'rfi-cessary.aiid more'dras- • tic measures nre being taken." ' Murray, chief of the department's Criminal Division, said Mc- Crnnery "has the right lo Interfere with anylhlng that Is wrong-." And he believes a grand jury has no right to proceed "unless it believes It cnn return nn indictment." The New York jury returned no Indictments but called strongly For continued Investigation. Acheson's comment that national security was not harmed by disloyal Americnns in the rj. N. brought u sharp retort from Sen. O'Conor (D-Md), a member of tha Senate Internal Security Subcommittee. The Senate group also has laken up Ihe grand jury's charges. "It is my definite belief," O'Conor said In a statement today, "that their employment and their continued service in the U. N. has been a constant threat to our nation's welfare. . . . People who ara under Communist discipline certainly nre not striving to advance America's welfare." Testimony developed that the Stale Department under Secretary James F. Byrnes, now governor of South Carolina, took, a "hands-otf" See U.N. on I-aec S New Officers Named, Installed Yesterday; Budget Due Soon Bay Hall Hay Hall, manager oF Arkansas Grocer Co., yesterday was elected president of Slythevillc's Chamber of Commerce .succeeding Max Logan. Mr. Hall last year served as vice president, of the Chamber. Olher officers elected yesterday Include E. H, David, first vice president; rt. tr. .Watson, second vice president.; and Marvin Nunn, treasurer. The new officers were installed at yesterday's general business meeting and the new board nlso heard a year end audit report. Within the next two weeks, new committees are to be named and a 1353 budget is to be outlined New Yorkers Start New Year Afoot as Bus Drivers Strike NEW YORK WV-Mcw York city was hit by the biggest bus strike in its history as the whistles and bells ushered in the New Ycnr. Eight Ihousand-odd drivers and maintenance men on 12ft routes were called out last midnight In a asc-hour dispute. Michael J. Quill, president ol Ihe CIO Transport Workers Union, said the walkout would idle all 3,500 busts of the privately-owned companies. These companies carry about 3Y 2 million fares on a normal business day, in Manhattan, thc Bronx, CJucens and the lower part of suburban Westchestor County, The strike ailected only a fraction of New York's vast" subway- elevnlcd-bus-trollcy systems, most of them owned and operated by thc clly. Thc stoppage began on schedule al 12:01 a.m. IEST) as a snow and' sleet slorm swept thc city and kept many merrymakers Indoors. 'Hie city had ample warning of the slrlke. but many New Year's Eve celcbranls had a difficult time getting home to areas serviced by (he Ucd-up lines. Quill, who Joined one of the picket lines thrown around company garages, declared "we'll stay out until wo win." Shortly efter the strike started, he said "everything ?oin? arcordin'j lo schedule." The companies did not Iry to run any buses. Roughly 7.000 of Ihosi called out on strike are drivers City officials had tried-almost up lo Ihe strike dcadllnc-lo per suade Ihe union to submit the dis pule lo arbitration or mediation v-ontrncls between the TWO and eight companies expired at midnight. The slrike's full impact will not be felt until thc start of the business week Monday. With today a holiday, and tomorrow sandwiched fn between the holiday and weekend, traffic normally would be relatively light. Principal Issue In the dispute Is the TWO'S demand For a 40-1 uur wort week on the private lines The men now work U to 48 hours. In addition to the hours cut— with no reduction In take-home pay . ^..vrii , L1 Vtlim-llUlIlG I —the union demands a pay " nt 25 cents an hour. Curren iges From $1,66 lo $1,131 an hour. City - employed transit workers have been granted the -10 - hour week. Mayor Vincent R. Impellilterl's clly adminislrntlon has refused to sanction an Increase In bus fares —now mostly all 10 cents—as a means of making It possible for 1 the prlvnto companies (o meet the union's demands. Private -'companies! hale sueeosted fare-'lncrcases or tax concessions as a solution. Wrecks Damage 5 Vehicles Here New Year's Eve Two New year's Eve wrecks In the city resulted In damage to five vehicles police reported today. Three cars were damaged In tha thc wrong- side of the street, struck when E. R. Jones .according to the police report, traveling north on the wrong side of the strctt, struck, a^paj-kcrt 1352 Buick owned by San- Ford Tomlinson which was knocked into another parked car owned by ivtrs. Jewell Lewis of Braggadoccio, Mo. Tlie Jones ear was reported to have skidded about 60 feet before striking Mr. TomlinMn's car. iVo charges have been fifed, but police are continuing to investigate. Thc other collision occurred on 21st afreet when Roy Thomas, Bly- thevllle. Rt. 3, driving a 1946 Ford pickup truck, struck the rear end of a 1919 pontlac driven by Lewis R. Rowe of Belvadere. 111. Both vehicles were traveling south and Ntr. Rowe had stopped behind a city bus when he was hit. LITTLC UZ- Many a inon wishes he hodn'f married such o cute I il lie package when lie has to pay fof Ihe burtdlci she brings home. rMi

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