The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1953 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1 VOl. 240 Blythevlile Dally Newi Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Courier ARKANSAS AND 6ODTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHKVJLLB, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1053 GOP Senators Called To Stand By for Filibuster Battle '\ S«n. Toft Orders 'Fight to Finish;' Showdown Scrop to Start Today By G. MILTON KKKU.Y WASHINGTON <AP) - The Senate Republican command called its GOP hands on deck today with orders to stay there if it takes all week, for a finish fight in the battle over filibusters. . ' ~~~~ Richards Wants Purely Economic MSA Aid Banned South Carolina Solon Seeks to Combine Nine Laws Into One .By CHARLES F. BARRETT ..WASHINGTON W-Rep. Richards (D-SC) today proposed to cut out purely economic assistance from the United Slates' mutual security program. He announced introduction of a . bill to repeal nine present laws dealing with foreign aid and consolidate them into one act, rede- lining the goal of America's helping hand to the free world. Richards, just retired as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement his purpose is threefold: I—To put-new stress on strictly military assistance, weapons and ammunition. 2—To cut entirely from (he mutual security program assistance thai is purely economic. This type of aid already has been sharply diminished but several hundred million dollars in economic aid could be provided annually ''under present laws. Tighter Curbs 3—To draw tighter curbs around aid that is not directly military but la ^called "defense supporting" under present laws. Richards wpiild make sure this is not economic Set MSA on Page 2 PSC Studies Bid By Ark-Mo to Buy Utility Property The Arkansas Public Service Commission yesterday took under advisement an application by Arkansas-Missouri Power Company of Blytheville to buy Missouri utility Company's remaining properties in Arkansas. The Greene County property Included lines and equipment in the Marmaduke vicinity. Art-Mo has offered to pay $65,000 for the property, sale of which would erase the Missouri company's holdings in Arkansas. Ford Is Named Education Head LITTLE ROC KW, — Arch W. Ford, former assistant state education commissioner and veteran school teacher, assumes the post of commissioner here today. Ford, a one-time country school teacher, was appointed to the post yesterday by the State Board of Education to succeed A. B. Bonds Bonds, who.submitted his resignation Saturday, asked that he be replaced Immediately. , Gov!-elcct Francis Cherry, who had said Bonds would not Ije acceptable to him as education 'commissioner, termed the selection of Ford "an excellent choice." Weather Arkansas Forec.isi—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednes- CLOUDY AND COLDER day: colder north and west with lowest 24-32-north tonight; scattered showers Wednesday. Missouri Forecast—Mostly cloudy and colder tonight; Wednesday partly cloudy and colder; low tonight 5 northwest to 15-20 southeast: high Wednesday In the 20s. Minimum this morning—32. Maximum yesterday—50. Sunrise tomorrow—7:08. Sunset today—5:04. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m.— none. Total precipitation since January Mean 'temperature (midway between high and low)—41, 0 Normal mean temperature for January—35.9. This T)a(« Last Year Minimum this morning—33, Maximum yesterday—,18. "* Precipitation January I to this data—350. The orders came from Sen. Taft of Ohio, Republican floor leader, as opposing factions squared off to start the scrap late today. The filibuster fight seemed likely lo be Ihe only concrele business to come before the new Congress this week. Senate and House had a date to meet in joint session today for the formal counting of Electoral College - votes which will make D wight D. Eisenhower the next President. Tomorrow they will receive President Truman's final State of tlie Union message, but he won't deliver It in person. Friday Ihe Truman budget message will be sent to Capitol Hill. Otherwise, most of Ihe work was being done behind the scenes toward completing the organization of the OOP Congress, which met for the first time on Saturday. Committee assignments were the biggest and touchiest problem. In the filibuster scrap,, the Issue is a move by self-styled liberal Northern senators to make it easier to muzzle the endless debate with which Southern senators In the past have talked to death civil rights bills. Backers Predict Defeat -Anlllynching' ami null-poll tax bills, and proposals to forbid racial discrimination i n employment, have been victims of filibusters. Even staunchest jcivil rights supporters conceded Ihey have practically no chance lo win. Taft is seeking to prevent the row from blossoming 'into a full-fledged filibuster which could paralyze the Senate for weeks and tie up the legislative program of Ihe incoming Eisenhower, administration. Sen. Dirksen '(H-I11), one of Taft's lieutenants, is reported to he drafting a civil rights bill around which'.he expecls'the GOP to.rally later—a measure seeking to discourage racial discrimination in employment without providing for criminal prosecution of offenders. Its details have not been made public. > In that connection, Rep. Sam Hnyburn of Texas, dean of all Democrats in Congress, said yesterday he expects that any civil rights program which Eisenhower proposes will help unite the Democrats. "Some Democrats who hated President Roosevelt and Truman because of IHeir civil rights proposals will now start haling President Eisenhower for the same reason." Rnyburn said in an in- See CONGRESS on Page Z TEN PAGES iw$tf?***m$&m. WINTER ON OLD HAi.DV — shown here is the big reason for the recent lull In the Korean War fighting. This Is snow-covered "Old Baldy" on the western front. Snow, cold, barhed wire and bunkers combine to present this dreary picture. All o.ver the front temperatures drop to near zero every night and rise only slightly during the day (AP Wirephoto). * * * Korean Action Picks Up — UN Planes Hit Red Troop Centers Near Manchuria By JIM BECKER SEOUL (AP) — Allied warplanes smashed today at a sprawling Communist troop and supply concentration near Manchuria after Red troops cracked a holiday lull with sharp attacks on the frozen Korean front. The Fifth Air Force reported 100 + fighter-bombers from four wings pounded the supply area, about 30 miles south of tile Yalu River boundary of Manchuria and "near Kangcye. but mel no Red fighler opposilion. Allied pilots made no immediate assessment of damage on ll\e base. The Air Force sa"id at least 28 billeting and storage buildings were rieslroved Fourteen U. S. B-29 Superforts pounded targets near Pyongyang ° " c °" in »'">st capital, t- , destroyed W Porter to Head Red Cross Drive Ctiickasawba District Goal Set at $18,000 For March Campaign, ^._~^_., 'B26 hgh't* Red ^trucks Two Red Jels Damaged Eight Allied Sabre jet pilols clashed Iwice with 24 Communist MlCis in clearing weather today. Tiiey reported two Red jets damaged. Allied fighter-bombers also continued their incessant pounding ot Red largels on Ihe front lines, con- cenlraling mainly on Ihe Weslern Front. Temperatures on the Korean bat- llefront hit a low of S degrees before dawn bul quickly rose to a high of 47 in one sector. A bright sun turned snow, patches mushy. Ten Superforts blasted a 100-acre See WAR on Page 2- Man-of-Y-ear Award Banquet Now Scheduled for Jan. 22 The Distinguished Service Award banquet, held annually by the Biy- thevile Junior chamber of Commerce for presentation of the award to Btythevile's outstanding young man of the year, will be held Jan. 22, at the Rustic Inn. it .was announced at last night's Jaycee meeting. Also to be presented at the banquet are rive key awards to members of the club for outstanding work during 1952. The banquet had been scheduled originally for Jan 15. In the largest induction ceremony since the founding of the club, the Blythevilc Jaycees last nt»ht placed 18 new names on the membership roils. The official induction culminated a two-month's membership drive during which the group divided inlo two campaign teams for the contest to gain new members. .The program last night was In charge of Roland Bishop and consisted of talks and films describing the purposes and activities of Jaycee on the local, state and national level. New members taken in last night were Fred Boyett, Jr., Frank Hall. George Anderson. Sam Riddlck Wayne Burnham. Paul Whitlock' Ben Abbott, William McWha' Tommy Westbrook, James C. Edwards, Johnny Ray Moore, Wayne Rhoads, R. E. Greene, James Pearson. Johnny Glascock, Bill McCormick, Calvin Hill and Calvin Hol- llnsworth. Speakers on the program were Bob Porter, first president of the Jaycees In 1940, who spoke on the origin and early activities of the Blytheville club; Charles Moore, state president of Arkansas Jaycees. who reviewed the state organization and Bill Wyall, former national director, who spoke on the national Jaycees and presented a film taken at the national convention In Miami. Fla. All three are past presidents of the Blytheville club. In honor of National Jaycee Wrek. Jan. U-2I, the club will attend the First Christian Church In a !>":'<• rex!. K- rctay. It also was announced that stnte board meeting will he held in Jonesboro Feb. 22.' Other former presidents. Jimmie Edwards. James Roy, Jimmie Smotherman, H. A. Halsell, Jr., also were introduced. The meeting began with a barbecue supper provided by the losing membership team, the T. H. Caraway Crackers. ! Guests included Marvin Hall, Chester Caldwcli and Mayor Dan Blodgett. Talks on Polio Drive Planned; Negro Goal Set Blytheville, Dell and Luxora civic clubs will hear about the March of Dimes and how the money It receives is used lo fight and Ireat polio when four Senior High School speech class students speak to the organizations this week. Peggy Giimer spoke to the Dell Rotary Club loday, and Calvin Czescliin will speak to the Blytheville Klwanis Club tomorrow On Thursday. Marilyn Dougherty will address the Rotary Club here Franklin Pierce will speak to the Luxora Rotary Club. Elbert Johnson of Blytheville, county drive chairman, will introduce the speakers at these meetings. It also was announced today that the goal for the Negro Division of the March of Dimes has been set a I 85,000. Burcheon Walker, chairman of the Negro Division, named volunteer workers who will help with the drive. These included. D. .Idle.*, schools: Cecil Home, business men's division- Clnrrance T. Freeman, o^ceola drive; Will Moss, workers' division- Nina Smith. Dell schools; L. B Tillman, Promised Land; Rev. T J Green, churches: Anita G. sims' Robbie Lee Slmms, Eula Walker Mae Frances Rtley and Dorothy Palmer. Harrison High School students, will lake up March of Dimes j collections at Ihe Savoy theater I during January. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ! • U. A. Porter R. A. Porter has been named 1953 fund drive chairman for the Chickasawba District chapter of American Red Cross. Announcement of his appointment was made today by Chapter President E. j. Cure. Goal for the 1953 drive, Mr. Cure said, will be around $18,000.- Last year's goal was originally set at $16.000 but wan raised to $20,000 after tornadoes hit this sector' of Arkansas. Actually, the campaign produced about 519,000. Exact amount of this year's goal and other details regarding the March campaign are to be announcer] later. . Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chicks invade Piggolt to- nljhl, pl.iy Humboldl, Tcnn,, here Friday . . . Arkansas, Wyoming ill (ug-o-mtr over Bowclcn Wyatt . . . Sports . . . Page 7 ... . . . Your income tax primer . . . Pass 5 ... Society news . . . r.ige markets Asks for US Gold Illinois Republican Say» 'Hell Will Pop' If Request Is Made Hy JACK BULL NGTON Bv-Scn. Dirksen predicted today that "hell will pop" In Congress if any proposal for U. S. support of British currency comes out of the Elsen- howcr-Churchlll conference. DIrksen told a reporter he does not helteve President-elect Eisenhower made any commitments In his conversations with Prime Minister Winston Churchill yesterday •Nevertheless," the Illinois senator said, "I shall be Interested to see whether Mr. Churchill subsequently makes any proposal for a gift of American gold to support the convertibility of Britain's currency. "If anything of thai nature comes up. hell will pop in Congress I'm sure." Would Like lo Have It While- Churchill has made no public mention of it, there have been reports Ihe British Prime Minister would like lo have American financial support for an international stabilization fund for the free countries.. Publicly, Churchill has concerned himself more directly with the thenie that U. S tariffs are im- ptUini; trade and hampering Britain's efforts to earn her own living with "trade, not aid." While Sen. Taft of Ohio, the new Senate majority leader, indicated he favors extension ot the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act in about Us present form, some other Republicans held out little hope for any considerable tariff cuts. The act permits the administration to cut Import duties, in exchange for similar concessions from other countries. "Present Law Working Well" Taft, who opposed extensions of the trade program when the Democrats were writing their own version, said he thinks the present law has'been working fairly well. Omsrcss provided in it that the president must cite his reasons »j}cn he overrules nny tariff com li^fcslon finding lh-\t a proposed rate reduction .threatens' an: American industry. Sen:- Edward Martin (H-Pa), a finance committee member/told a reporter that while * everybody would like lo see an increase tho free world's trade, he believ..., Ihere will tie strong protests from small businessmen against lower ing many rates. Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) 'said he thinks there may be "some tariff changes, but not many." Churchill Sees Ike; Confers With Dulles, Aldrich Tonight By MARVIN L. AJtttOWSMITH .. NEW YORK, (AP) — British Prime Minister Winston Churchill will confer at dinner tonight with John Foster Dulles, secretary of stale-designate in President-elect Eisenhower s cabinet, and \Vinthrop W. Aldrich, who will be ambassador to Great Britain. * : * * " Th "s get-together at the home of inanclcr Bernard Baruch will fol- ow by about 24 hours a similar dinner conference between Churchill and Elsenhower at the Baruch liome. There was no indication whether Elsenhower also would attend to- light's dinner. Baruch said Churchill expected o leave for Washington, D. C., from La Guardla Alrporl at 11 o. in. Thursday to visit President Trumnn. Both Churchill and Eisenhower- were silent on any conclusions they might have reached on world problems during their conference Churchill's schedule for today Included a luncheon at the Baruch Page 2 Radio Free Europe Official To Talk Here Alexander Lutoslawskl, director of the radio desk for Radio Free Europe, will speak to the Blytheville Lions Club at its weekly meeting at Ihe Holcl Noble next Tuesday noon. Mr. Lutostawski will speak on behalf of the Freedom Crusade, which is. now under way throughout the nation to obtain funds for Radio Free Europe. Radio Free Europe Is privately financed by conlribulions and beams broadcasts behind the Iron Curtain. Because It is not an official CHUUCIIILIS ARRIVED Prime Minister Winstoii Churchill 'and his wife walk from their quarters on the liner Queen Mary shortly after Ihelr arrival'In New York yesterday. The prime minister wears a jaunty yatchlng cap. He plans a Iwo-week vacallon in Jamaica lifter visits with President-elect Eisenhower ami President Truman. (Ar WIrcpholo) . Cherry Appoints Two Attorneys to P. S C; By LEON HATCH "" i v LITTLE ROCK, (AP) - Gov.-clcct Francis Cherry, today appointed lawyers Lewis M. Robins of Pine Bluff and Tom Lovctt. of star City as new members of the Robinson, 5-1, will be chairman*succeeding Lelr.nd Lcatherman of Hot Springs wliose term expires this month, rtoblnson will serve a 6-year term. Lovett, 40, will succeed Commissioner John It. Thompson who is resigning to become chief assistant under Atty-Gcn.-elect Tom Gentry. The uncxpired term' lias tour more years to run. Cherry declined to'commtt himself if he would seek replacemenl of the third member of the present Commission, Howard Gladden, whose term has two more years to run. Gladden Hatn'f Kesignci He asked there would be further appointments and replied that there would be "If there are any vacancies. Gladden has resignation. . nol submitted a . Robinson and Lovett were non- on future commission commitcd policies, saying they had nol had time to acquaint themselves fully with the problems and that they fell lhal any recommendations should come Iroin the full Commission. home with Arthur Hays Sulzberger president and publisher of the New York Times; Julius Ochs Adler, general manager and vice president of the Times, and Henry R. Luce, editor-in-chief of Time, Inc., publications, and Andrew Helskell, publisher of Life magazine. Both the Times and Life have printed Churchill's memoirs In the past. Eisenhower and Churchill—old friends from World War II days — got together at the Manhattan home of Bernard Baruch. Church- Ill Is Barucb's guest during his stay .in New York. War, Stalin's Likely Toplci The possible topics of conversation may have included such things as the Korean war, Soviet Premier Stalin's recently indicated willingness to meet with Eisenhower, and Great Britain's economic problems. Neither Eisenhower nor Church- Ill made any public statement after their meeting. ,.. Elsenhower and Churchill met twice after the Prime Minister's arrival from England aboard the liner Queen Mary yesterday morning. Eisenhower called first at the-Baruch home on the way from his Commodore Holcl headquarters lo his Columbia University residence. That session started a few minutes after 5 p.m.. .optl -Josled. tin hour and Ihrec-quartcrsV <"- -,' ~ V >" --V ' 'T*H» general- their Wnt''-K6frie| changed lo dinner clothes and was back at 8 p.m. lo dine with Churchill, Bnruch and a few others. That Set-together lasted three hours. ' A few moments after Eisenhower arrived the first time, photographers were called in and later described the. scene In Baruch'» apartment. ' ' • Eisenhower, the cameramen said, told the 78-year-old Church- "You look much better than I saw you last." The last time was In December. 1051, when Churchill called on Ihe Two Men Hurt In Dunklsn County Wrecks li/ " 1 ' ^ut:n i~iiurcniu called on the Two men arc In Duriklin Counly 8 enc|1 al at his headquarters near Memorial Hospital In Kennctt this j Paris - Elsenhower then was su- morning, one In critical condition, i |n ' cmo commander of Western as the result of weekend traffic j Eur °Pe's defense forces, mishaps. At Baruch's home, Elsenhower William Ralph Bench. 32, music' 1 "" 1 ch 'irchi]l met the photograph- instructor of Leacliville, was said to be somewhat improved but suffered a skull fracture and other head Injuries. Dcwcy Trccce, 20. Caruthcrsville, who was employed by Brown Shoe Company's factory there, also suffered severe head injuries. Missouri State Patrolman J L Petty said that Mr. Bench's car n 1951 Plymouth Sedan, was headed north on Highway 25 when it left the road on a curve about one mile south of Sennth. Officer, Petty said the car turned ers in a spacious living room.i They and their host sat In comfortable chairs. Above the fireplaco mantle was a portrait of Churchill. llaruch Left Room James C. Hagcrty. Eisenhower's press secretary, said Bnruch left the room with the photographers t and Elsenhower and Churchill Ihen * conferred alone. Smiling broadly. Eisenhower ducked quickly into his waiting See CHURCHILL- on Page 2 agency of the American govern- ' In reply to a question Robinson j °nm Tl" ¥hc ^(-,^0^°^ mcnt. its scone s not rcit.rwir.rt tw «nM »-„ !,„,< ..„„ , ._„, . . . _ Ul * llc accident occurred] - ment, its scope is not restricted by diplomatic considerations. A goal of 5363 has been set for Mississippi County in the current fund campaign. Mitchell Moore of Osceola Is county campalgA chair- Two School Bond Issues Approved Comemrc each emrcW bon for Burde d Issues of $10,000 elle and Gosncll School Districts were among tho«e approved ycslerday by the State Board of Education In Little Rock. School officials of these districts could not be contacted this morning concerning proposed use of these bond funds. said he had "no personal fellings' on a proposal that the present law be changed to remove a provision that utilities may increase rates by posting bonds to Indemnify subscribers if the rates eventually are held unjustified or excessive. Lovetl said he Ihoughl the mailer should be left to the Legislature which, of course, has sole power lo change the law. Robinson formerly lived at Dard- anclle where he attended the local schools and was admlllcd lo law pracllcc. He served in the House from Yell County In 1927 and IQ20. He moved to Pine Bluff in 1947. On Ihe death of Circuit Judge T. G. Parham. Robinson was appointed on recommendation of the district bar association to fill out the uncxpired term and served until See I'SC on Page 2 Italian Teacher to Study School System Here An Italian school teacher will spend Ihe remainder of this month in Blytheville observing the school system here as part of a government exchange study program, Superintendent of Schools W. B Nicholson said yesterday. She is Miss Ottorina Barbafiera. •18, a teacher in the Havagnini School in Florence. Italy. Miss Barbafiera is scheduled to arrive in Blytheville either Sunday or .Monday and will spend the rest •of the month here, A total of nine teachers from six foreign countries have been asAigned to observe school opera- lions in Arkansas. Three teachers from Italy, three from the Netherlands and one each from Belgium, Denmark and Qreec« have been assigned to schools In Blytheville. Fayettcville, Jone.s- boro. Pine Bluff, Ft. Smith, Ark- Rdelphla, El Dorado, Crossctt and Newport, Miss Barbafiera and the other foreign teachers have come to the United -States under grants from the Office of Education of the Federal Sr.cnrity Administration to study administration, methods, courses and programs in American education. Her particular interest is the study of American literature, Mr. Nicholson said. In the Florence school, she teaches English. A teacher for Ihe past 24 yen IT. Miss Barbatieta holds a drcife in rlcmenliry whonl fnchtntfanri a doctoral* in modern literature, both from the University of Florence. After receiving her Ph.D. in 1019, she studied at City of London College. • Miss Biirbnfiern and the other visiting teachers arc in Little Rock this week for an orientation course being given them by the Slate Department of Education. "We consider it an honor." Mr. Nirholsoli said, "that the schools here were selected to be observed as a cro« section of American education." Miss Barbafiera Is coming here on a limited grant, Mr. Nicholson said, and ,addcd that "anyone in Rlytlievlllc would be making, a good contribution to Inlernatinial relation? ami the education of Ita)':*n children by hnvl'T- her In their home at a small fee." -. — about I a.m. Saturday. Mr. Trccce, Officer Petty stated was driving his 1951 Ford Victoria on Highway 81 three miles cast of Kennctt when he hit the south banister of Ihe first bridge over a series of ditches Saturday' night Considerable damage to the' car and bridge were reported by officer Petty. Branch Re-Named To Form Credit District Board liufiis C. Branch of Joiner has Chippewa Chiefs To Appear at Schools, Y Here Little White Cloud and Little Wliite Horse. Chippewa Indian chiefs of Detroit Lakes. Minn., who are en route to New Orleans on a 2,500-mllc , goodwill trip down the Mississippi, are scheduled to make six appearances here today and tomorrow. The chiefs, whose trip will take them from the headwaters of the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico, will lecture on Indian lore, sing in- dinn songs and perform Indian tri- bccn rc;,ppoinlrd to a third term i bnl dances. as direclor-al-largc of the Sixth' Tll f.v appeared at Junior High "*••" ""•" " School at 9:30 a.m. today and presented shows at Central Grade School at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. today. Tonight at 7:30. they will appear at the Blytheville Y. Tomorrow, the Chippewa chieftains will present programs at Robinson Grade School at 10 a.m. and Harrison High School at 2:30 p.m. - I)~ ^i l.|, t OlAUI rarm Credit District by Farm Credit Administration Governor I. W. DiiBgan. according to an announcement by D. M. Hardy. General Agent of the Farm Credit Administration of St. Louis. His new term will expire on Dec 31. 1955. Mr. Branch, who owns and operates a plantation at Pecan Point also will serve ns a director of the St. !,onls Bank for Cooperatives, the federal Land Bank of St. Louis, the Production Credit Corporation of St. Louis and the Fedora] Intermediate Credit Bank of St. Louis. Vote of Confidence TEHRAN, Iran W—Premier Mohammed. Mossadegh won a 64-0 vote of confidence in Parliament todny. It wns a victory for the ag- int premier over deputies he ac- cuM'ti of foment Ing disunity and threatening Irons' independence. LITTLE LIZ— Nothing miproveso mon'sdrlv- ing like a squad cor |i«t behiml him. esu

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