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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI "tOL. XLVII—NO. 140 Blythevllle Daily News Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTUKVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1951 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Copper Balk Js Continued Despite T Labor Act Set In Motion by White House WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.— (AP) —Efforts to settle the wage dispute which has shut down mosi of the nation's copper industry continued today despite an initial step by President Truman to obtain a back-to-work court order. The President issued ' an executive order late last night to put the emergency machinery of the Taft- Hartlcv Labor Act in motion in a strike for the first time in JO months. : The strike, which Mr. Truman earlier termed a serious threat to the national defense program because copper Is a scarce and critical metal, started Monday. The president named a three man board of inquiry u'llich went to work ^>l once, in an effort to report back TOi the I acts v by next Tuesday, as requested by the President. The board is not authorized to recommend a settlement. Crime Probers Urge 'Clean- Up by Cities' WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. (AP)—The Senate Crime Investigating Committee called oil U. S. cities today to svai on organized crime and graiting public officials. • In a final report to tliti Senate the committee told of "captive communities' enslaved by the twin evils. WATCHING A FLOOD POUK BY—Goodyear residents stand In front of a drug store in Goodyear, Ariz., 10 miles west of Phoenix, nnd watch water sv:irl by. Stores and homes were Hooded lo a depth of three feet by high waters' from three days of rain. (AP Wircpho'to). Job-Selling RacScet asted By Burdick WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. (AP)—Rep. Burdick (R-NDl said today a job-selling tie-up between federal defense contractors and private em- Trie board arranged an orgonizn- p ] 0yment agclu .i es j s costing the taxpayers and job seekers "billions." tion session today. Hearings might be possible by tmnorr^w. j Injunction Runs 8f> t>uys A court injunction, to force nn end of the strike, may not be obtained before the board reports, under terms of the Taft-Hartlcy Law Once obtained, it runs for 80 days. Despite Mr. Truman's action, interest was focused on the negotiations between the Kennccotl Copper Co. and the AFL and independent unions involved In Lu'o imior Salt Lake .City plants. Face-to-face bargaining between the unions and the company wns scheduled this morning when cost (inures arrive from Sail Lake City by airplane. On the basis of those figures, either the unions_or the company could yield and settle their dispute, 16-Ceht Basis Expected It was freely predicted that any settlement tfas likely to be around 16 "cents an'hour as a package of wpgerbenetits, including an across- the-bonrd boost of about eight cents; T^e Kennecott workers -now • ~\n.houx,I^dSiifcI^ To stop thi.s "racket," Burdick i,'iid he will introduce legislation Sept. 12 to make it illegal to re- The committee disbands at midnight. But it urged Congress carry on the crusade and that with federal help at the start, a privately-financed national crime coordinating council be created to keep "the searchlight of public vigilance turned upon crime and corruption.'' The committee aimed, stinging thrusts at Florida's Governor Pull- Warren and, by indirection, at William O'Owyer. ambassador to Mexico and former mayor of New York. ! The report also pictured Washing- i ton. D,C., as a possible "pivotal point for gambling operation of considerable bize." There is evidence, too, the committee said, "of widespread traffic in narcotic drugs" there. The group recommended a new Senate committee make a "thorough investigation" of crime conditions here. The committee denounced "a startling increase' in drug addiction among teen-age youth. It blamed the snme gangland which, it charged, runs "the lucrative field of illegal gambling, often operating under corrupt, official sanction." The evils, the report said, arc equally deep-rooted in the medium sized cHtes. To help bring every weapon into UN Officer Sees No Indication Of Finality in Talk Breakdown The report rapped Governor Warren of Florida for "persistent refusal" to tusiify under oath in the committee's inquiry into the Florida underworld. As weapons in the crusade, the committee recommended: : 1. A careful overhauling of state and local laws to make them more' effective, 2. A strong alUck on the tiar- colics traffic, in which state and local officials would team with federal authorities who nosv carry the bulk of the load. I " French Troops Capture Tiny, Strategic Island SAIOON, Indochina. Aug. 31. (JPi —French paratroopers and Marines today captured the tiny but strategic island of Cu Lao Re 21 miles off >he coast of Annam, Indochina. French sources -said 50 members of the Communist-led Viet Minh movement, held the island of 3.000 persons. The island is two and a h"!f mites wide. Phone Company Open House Set Residents to Get Behind-Scenes Look At Operations Here To give Blytheville residents opportunity to get a behind-the- scenes look at telephone operations, .an open house cuiiitiGn "-'Chief Cyrus$3, Cnmgv CTH I evehin'g!; he withdrew it a*s.ii .Gtovirhmeht rec- j see i lovv 6mm°n'dati6n .yesterday to clear av av any obstacles, to private negotiations onboard of'inquiry moves. / rmorel Students S'ated to Reohter Monday Morning Registration ol students in the Armorel School District' will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday with clsi. c s- wc:rk •scheduled to get under way Tuesday morning. Negro'schools in the Armorel District will begin the fall term Monday. Superintendent R. W. Nichols announced the following faculty Sist for the .district:, Armorel'High School—Mrc. R. W. Nichols, m a them a tics a tid typing; Harry Eaatburn, social science and iph'sh; W. T. PfUow, science; Jrr- y e p in Needham, social science; Mi?-5;i«jov' >an Watson, English. iJan Armorel Grade School — Mis-s! Mar Margaret Matthews, first grade; May Mrs. Miyfield Lloyd, second and be held - at the South-western dell Telcphon e C om pa ny office here Sept. 20-22. Kelso ; Brooks, -'manager 1 of the Blytiiewme. ;X Qffice. said 'Eilyihevilli receive, specTal mvita- the telephone build •/the afternoons ant f the three days anc telephone system oper ales. ; '• Employes' of the telephone com pany here will serve^ as/.guidcs am will explain equipment and sppsia displays lo visitors. The display will include a model of Alexande Graham Bell's first telephone, section of coaxial cable that trans mils television programs and Ion distance calls and a recording ma chine to show visitors hoy the 1 •oiccs sound over the telephone. Open house hours will be froi 2. to 5 p.m. and T to D p.m. Tl open house is under the directio 01 Mrs. Virginia/Davis, chief oper ator; Louis A. Stafford, wire chic .•Irs. Helen J iS d d, evening chii operator; W. " W. Mitchell, p]ai foreman; and'Mr. Broo! Soybeans High 28" 269-! 272', 275 276-, Reds Unleash New Charges Of Violations at Kaesong TOKYO, Aug. 31. (AP)— An Allied spokesman said today "there is no indication that there will be a permanent breakdown" in truce talks to end the Korean War. The spokesman made the statement amid a welter o£ new Communist charges that United Nations forces violated the Kae- song neutral zone in Korea. Tile U. N. command began an immediate investigation of UK- new complaints. There were three of I them. All previous charges have I been denied. ' quire fees for employment on any S--Hnanced project. "There isn't a great deal of dif- rence between selling a. man in avery and selling him a job," urdick said. "Private employers are now reap- g a harvest from men employed \v av const rue tion work, which uid not be accomplished if there ere not a complete understanding if. ween private; contractors and rivate employment, agencies. "Since this is war construction ork and the U .S. maintains a !deral en\ployment agency,. there ould be no need to allow workers be fleeced." Bill Awaits Approval A bill awaiting President Tru- a n's ap p roval would prohibit rivate employment agencies from ollecting fees for helping applicants btain jobs in an executive ngency t the government. Burdick's biH;'^oulci extend this •ivate- employment .agencies .deal- ng.with cpn£i£ctors_on government [>roj£Vs" "*'•'''''-*'•' •'-r'?:*' -•vi-.zyj,--: ' Bur dick lias Dossier To back h i s charges; Burdicl: las a thick dossier, including let- ers, and affidavits from hidividu- 1s, in cooperation with the Con- See JOB SELLING oil Page 1Z action, the committee called for federal legislation to permit wiretapping by federal agents. - New Aid Reduction Refused by Senate WASHINGTON. Aug. SI. (AP)—The Senate refused today to cut another $500,000.000 out of the 51,535,750,000 foreign aid bill. In a major test, 'it defeated by a 41 lo :u vote an effort by 16 senators to cut the half billion from $1,130,500,000 of economic aid for Europe. ter from KCA con£irtning that Maynard C. Kruei;er is on its payroll as a $45-a-day consultant on Soutli- Late ALDERGROVE AIR FIELD, ISclfasl, Xorth Irnland, Aug. 31. (/P, _ The Air Ministry srtict a twin- jet bomber completed ' a Irans-Atlantfu hop from Ireland to Newfoundland today in a record-smashing four hours and 19 minutes. With this victory, ndmini.stration forces hoped to push ahead despite numerous other pending amendments and eventually pass the bill, probably late tonight. Senator Dlrksen (R-Illi east Asia aid. Dirkscn anid Kiuep,er was national chairman of the Socialist Party Semite the Economic Cooperation from 1942 to 194G and its nominee Admhiiairatlon has hired the former! for vice-president in 1940. He is an national chairman of the Socialist, Party as a consultant. Dirkscn was urging the Senate to cut another $500,000.000 from a S7,- 535,500000 foreign aid hill. Fifteen other senator. 1 ; joined him in sponsoring the amendment. The cut would come out of $1,522,750,000 proposed for overall economic aid. Dirksen read to the Senate a let- associate professor of economics cil the University of Chicago. And, Dirkscn said he did not want people like Krucger "Lo carry American standards abroad." pemocratie Leader McFarlancl of Arizotjn called the Senate Into session at 9 a.m. (ESTj, two hours earlier than usual in hopes of getting At Munsan advance headquarters . Korea ol U. N. truce negotiators, Major Jaine.s MacMastei 1 told mr.Ys- .ncn thorc was no .si^n of a final ijreukdown in 'he talks. The Allied -spokesman amplified ; i:is statement only by icicrrhif; to I the announced U. N. willingness j to re.'.unie talks whenever the Hem | are ready. Conum:nist.s broke them Neither Wants 1'llil ''War Other .vource.s ob.sert'ed 'that nol- iL'l' pLrie want. 1 ; lo assume responsibility for renc'.ving full scale warfare. White the Redn have not answered Gen. Matthew H. Rkitiway's of- Icr to resume negotiations, they maintained official contact between truce delegations by the mere act of filing new protests. North Korean Gen. Nam n, chief :ommunist negotiator, protested lo Vice Adm. C. Turner .Joy, head of the U. N. delegation, that an Allied [>lane dropped a flart 1 over Kae.song Wednesday morning. Nam II called U an "unbridled, unrepentant, provocative act." He demanded Itial "the culprits be final vote on the nightfall. measure, by Johnston Sees Disaster in 3 Controls Close 281 268 272 274 216 Parf/ow Named State Legion Judge Advocate H. G. Partlow, of Blyiiicville prosecuting attorney of tlie Second Judicial District has been appointed judge advocate general for the Arkansas Departairnt of the American Legion, ^ccorclir.^ to a letter he received this morning from State Commander Andrew McCurry. The department of judge advo tnte represents the .state unit ol American Legion in all legal matters. Mr. Partlow served a^ department judge advocate once before when Joe Hear tic was slat? commander. WASHINGTON, 'Aug. 31. M'j — :conomic stabilizer Eric Join] s toil old Congress today the iiation aces costly and possibly disastrous consequences unless three, restrict (0115. on the price control procram nre^4iscarded. ' ' ' "r^--'.. • He:wu5,>the third or the nation's economic hiyh- command to go be:ore the Senate Banking Committee to argue for rcueal of three controH law amendments In effect only one month. Defense Mobilizer -harlcs E. Wilson and Price Director Mlchucl V. DiSalle testified yesterday. Several members told VVilscu and DiSalle immediate repeal is out of modification, ' One of the amendments President Truman and his stabilization lieutenants want removed would let i seller pass-lo the.ctmsumer all increases in costs between the «tari of the Korean-War and-las^t. Juiy "2fi. - > A second would allow .wholesalers and retailers customary percentage margins of profit enjoyed before the Korean \Var- A third would bar federal livestock slaughtering quotas. Johnston labeled all three "big, gaping holes in our economic defenses." "If the acl stands," tic declared, the question. They did not refuse ["prices will have to go up—unnec- B/ytfiev/7/e Has Year's Hottest Day As Mercury Soars to 704 As Blytheville residents wondered (lay. Temperatures at Arkadejphia and fourth; Mrs. .O. A. Whitten, \ P4. fifth and sixth. . • i H«f. r man — Mrs MiJtoa OaHasj" and Miss Romona Needham. ( Oc 1 . F rty in-! Eijht - Mrs. Jordan j nee Nesdhara | Mar TomatC— L ^.. MoWcs and Mrs/ May L. E. Mobley. i Jul —. \J . ' Kew York Cotton Open High Low Close . 3442 3450 3431 34331 Oct . . 3444 3451 3434 3435 Dec . . 3467 3471 !45j 3454 : Mar . . 3462 14C3 3149 34~<2 May . . 3414 3417 33D9 3338 Jul Open High Low Close 34 !3 3450 3463 3463 .. .. 3420 3459 3462 3472 346' 3423 3439 34V 345' 3447 3404 343D how much hotter it might get before the current heat wave slackens, the mercury yesterday stepped up a notch from the preceding day's reading to hit a sizzling 104 degrees. That made yesterday the,hottest of the current year and brougat back memories of 1947. when the mercury hit 104 twice and then moved up to 105 for three days. U.S. Weather Bureau torecasteis expected temperatures to be "about the same" today but predicted "not quite so warm" weather ~f6r tomorrow. Last night's low was 18 dc- Krees. Yesterday's high was the top j reading recorded here since 1947. i wten the mercury read 104 degrees essarlly. Wages will have to go up —unnecessarily. The costs of rearming' will go up—unnecessarily The dollar will sink in value—unnecessarily." Spell Trouble ccs. he st>ki, spell trouble all d6\vn the line. "It mentis less food and clothing rid poorer sheltcr-rlf it can be found—for; great number. 1 ; of Americans on low fixed incomes. "For hospitals, churches, charitable Institutions of all kinds, it means retrenchment and reduction of service lo those in need. "It means a whole new wage level. It means a'new farm parity level. It means a rher rent level. It means R bigger government deficit. "It means less defense for our appropriations. severely punished." The Red general told Joy "the record proves that yon ore the reckless unscrupulous breaker ol agreements." A Red iiu,.ion orjic.ev..wlio.dellvcr- ed Ihe note to an Allied .liaiiion officer lodged icibal prolcil; thai U. N. liifnntrjmcii Iwi f -Unified the neutral zone. Mi-Master aid the t' S nfth Air Force ind kllchth Army promptly be^an lave fJ^atmH the charges. He sotd-tlu. t r N ~ojr untid bad answered all th.e previtnis Com uiunlst a«p U«, ^¥fe 'UV >H »" of them,; . ' ,." They.ba\cnt prcducecf'o^le \16 lation for which we nrn responsible.' "If we did violate the 7one, we would take di.scipllnary action McMaster iald "we can't judg| the motives" of the Communists in filing a seemingly endless series jf charges ot neutrality violations. But he suggested: B "The ComtnuuUt may be Iryiriy lo build usi a record 01 manufaci-ur- cd incidents by the U. N. command Drive; Gain Four es in E. Korea Action Touched Off As Big Red Force Moves Toward Front U. S. EIGHTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS, snliinlny. SepL 1. (/Ft — Allied forces smashed against Communist hill positions on a 16- milc sector of Die eastern Korean front Frlclny night and gained four miles within several hours. United Nations artillery was reported inflicting heavy casualties on 'the Reds. Allied troops rammed ahead at four main points between the east coast and the area north of Yang- gu. AP Photographer Robert Obey reported from the front that the Reds were thrown off one key hill, north of Yanggu. - ' Thul action occurred Just south of the positions o! a new .Communist division, numbering about 8,000 men. which moved into the area j earlier. J Tiie limited objective assault* I Umiir-d off late Fi^<i(i\ afternoon ] rnd were contlm.'tij'Jjter nightfall Allies Boll f\Tll\ rolling °,te Allied nttac/ bcgiui all"" tliotisMlris of North fCrn'eitSv trcops J<ere reported moving to- ttie cistern front Savaes ,5 ha*: J>cen in' progress tlter& to [mike us look bad In the (ace of the world. 'We made them look bad on two 'And less defense means national previous occasions." danger-" soared 107 degrees and nt it was 106. Morrillon and Pine Blvif also had highs of 104. It was 105l ATaIK)T at Dardanclle. 103 at Forl Smith, i Amer_Tobacco 102 at Camdcn, LHtlc Rock, El Dor-1 Anaconda Copper York Stocks 34 ' !1 i on Sept. M51 ' and e Blythevitlc. no\vever. was not the ado and Gilbert and 101 at Texarkana. Ozark and Now-port. At Little Rock. Ihe heat caused the School Board to call a meeting for Monday to consider postponing the opening of schools until the weather cools. Yesterday was the third day of 100-plus temperatures here. The high Tuesday wns 101 and tile mercury hit 103 Wednesday. The Weather Bureau said scattered thundershowcrs forecast in North Arkansas tonight and tnmor- j row probably would just make con- - ditions more uncomfortable due Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric . .... Gen Motors • Montgomery Ward •N Y Central Inl Harvester Republic Steel . . Radio .. ! Scconv Vacuum Studcbaker Standard of N J . Texas Corp Sears . 161 1-8. BS I n 3-1 j 70 1-4 lit ! SD S-B . so i . on 1-4' • 17 i . 34 1-21 . 61 1-2J . 43 3-4 ! 22 3-3 35 1-2 .70 "j . 55 1-2^ 54 1-8 43 1-8 63 1-8 City Hall Will Be Open But Other Public Offices! To Be Closed Labor Day 'City Hall will be open but, the Court .House, banks and post of- tice will take a vacation Mon- ilay. Labor Day. County Judse Roland Green -aid atl offices in the court ilouse would clo.sc. but the Sheriff's office will have someone on duty City Clerk W. I. Malm said City Hall would remain open The Health Unit here will b< closed. Cluunlxir of Commerce Manag- .T Worth Holder said mo:-L of tbf 7i:-rchnnl.E probably would .<eep :hcir stores open. The retail merchants voted to clo.-c oij ^ our aolidays of the year—NC-.V Years, r'ourth of July. Thanksgivm'.: fliul Christmas, he .said. Lions ; T Rev. Loman Alcoholism to Be Topic Of Baptist Chaplain The Rev. Frederick P. Loman, chapfnin of Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, will address the Blytheville Lions Club at its weekly meeting in Hotel Noble Tuesday nonn on "Alcoholism and the Fate of Alan." Chupluln of Baptist Hospital since 1918, the Rev. Mr. Loinnn recently completed a special course on alcoholism at Yale Unirersiiy. He is a gradu- nte ot Mercer University, Macon, Ga.. Eastern Bap- list Theological beminary, Phila- deipltla, nnd Hnr- 3 vird University's Chaplains School. After serving 38 « months with the Rev. Loman which v:cre spent in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines, the Rev. Mr. Lornan did graduate work nl Eniry Uni- verity, Atlanta, Gu. fie later sr.uv- cci as chaplain at Battey State Hos-' pitnl In Rome, Ga. joe Tricschmami. Lions Chib scc- rctary. Is handlin? reservations (or members of other civic clubs who wish to hear the Rev, Mr. Loman's address. Temperature: 104 and Up— The official (emperatiirc In Blythetllle yesterday was 104 degrees. the hottest day ot the year. But the i.eal fuitcii Uie liicrmumvU:: even hljjicr in some places. H. A. Trotter (picture li has a hot Job as cook at the Blytheville Canning Company. Slcam rising from the long row of prt-bsurs cookers thaie put the mercury high in ihe gla^..,A thermometer placed on a sidewalk registered 130,degrees at 3 o'clock yesterday allernoon and J. M. Brown ipicturc 2i spent the day painting traffic markers on that hot concrete...Football practice goas on (pic- ture 3) even tiimifh helmrts. Jerseys, felt pads and rxcrtlon makes the sweat pop out on Bobby Jones, left, and Ah in Huffman.. A " ian *'^'' an enviable Job is Oivkl Hilbvirn or the Arkansas tee and storage Company <p:ctuie 1' who sits In front of cakes of the cool stuff in NCH> rholo-FeMiire exceedingly warm, it wasn't fiuiie riot cnoiiiih to fry an egs "ouco over lightly" for A. A Krcdrickson (picture 5t of the Courier New,-. Tha forecast? Somewhat encouraging: "Not so warm in north portion Sat- the open Ice house door and fans himself.. .AJthough the sidewalk got \irday."

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