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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 7, 1953
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I VOL. XLVIII—NO. 241 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS -rr-- — , Wnt DO**™*'"' NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MTcsoTrpT filythevWe Dally Ntwt Blythevllle Herald ,,-- Valky Leader BlyttievUl* courier UN Jets Hit NearYalu-1 MIG Bagged Bombers Blost Red Roil System Near Border By GEOKQE Me ARTHUR SEOUL <AP) _ American Sabre jets, flying a shield-for fighttr-bombers striking at the twisted North Korean rail system, shot down one Communist. MIG-15 and damaged two others today, the 'Fifth Air Force reported. • T 11 " fwept-wing Sabres and Red Jet fighters (.angled In two running dogfights Just south of the winding Yalu River boundary between North Korea and Manchuria Eight Sabres and 10 MIGs were Involved. .Credited with shooting down * MIO in flames was Capf. Charles C, Carr of Las Vega,, Nev. Both damage credits went to U. Edmund G. Hepner. Selman, pkla. The fighter - bombers, inclvdlng Australian meteor jets and U S marine Corsairs, ranged widely over Northwest Korea. Pilots reported cutting rail lines in 56 places near Pyongyang, the Korean Communist capital, Chinnam- po, Kangdong, Haeju, Sinchon and Bariwon./ MraVW On Sniper The heaviest Chinese thrust on the ground was against Allied positions on Sniper Ridge on the Central Front. The Reds opened up with a blasting artillery screen and sent about 80 soldiers charging through sub-freezing temperatures at Pinpoint Hill atop, the ridge. The" two-ways attack was. hurled back after an hour-long battle. An estimated 13 Chinese were wounded and seven counted killed. On the southern slopes of nearby Jane Russell Hill, Allied infantry battled In the light of sputter- tag flares to beat off another 30- mlnute attack by about 40 Chinese. Patrols Clash An Allied patrol pushing out on the East-Central Front cut a Chi —,.„. .. . ullt , i,ui. K ^ui- .iijtrii tut; Council assigned a com- nese group.'lo .pieces. The patrol mittee to study (he situation and •met 35 Reds just'-afte^: midmsjh + Jutor*»-.f i fuw!^_ii«..._ . ,_,,_ arid traded a few shots before call- Ing for mortar support. When,the — . . rr"-*- T, ijl_ll M'llt: -..*, y.vlilllllim.'e ICHCnCO 1 IS Of fight was over, 20 Chinese bodies cision Inst night after a spareslj were counted on the snowy battlefield and the patrol estimated another five Communists also were killed. Communist probes against Allied positions along' thi remainder of the front. But Iht actions were brief. ' The Fifth Air Force said twin engine B26 bombers destroyed 8( Communist supply trucks. luumci-a^erimns irom otners th Twelve Japan-based B29 Super- 40 could be used to advantage tort bombers hit two North Korean "Political Influence" ' military targets last night along the Chongchon Hiver. The targets were a 125-acre troop area at Maenju, near Angu which had more than 130 barrack type structures and two ware BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1953 TWELVE PAGES WOMEN IN CONGRESS — Women are grad ually becoming more and.more prominent In the field of politics. This year an even dozen of the filrer e\ hold seats in the 83rd Congress, in the above photo n of the 12 women lawmakers pose at a Women's National Press Club dinner honoring them, in Washington. They are '(left to right) standing: Reps. Edith Nourse Rogers <R-Ma°ss.), Frances Bolton (R-Ohio), Ruth Thompson = <R- Mich.), Cecil HaYden <R-Ind.), Elizabeth Kee (DW. Va.); sitting, Reps. Vera Buchanan (D-Pa.), Lenor Sullivan (D-Mo.), Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me.), Reps. Marguerite Church (R-ill,), Oracle Pfost (D-rda.), Katherine St. George (RN. Y.) (seated on arm of sofa). Missing Is R Cp . Edna P. Kelly (D-N. Y.). (AP Wlrephoto) Committee Suggests ALC Back Down On Beaverage Control Board Decision '''' ' .••. / . ™™~ B)-' LKON HATCH on that, should go along result would be abolition of the Board. Then the Council assigned a com The be 'handled committee reached .t, Its de" attended public meeting: Keep the present system. The committee, of which Sen Lee Reaves of Warren is chairman flicked decided lo pass back to the full Council the question of how many investigators should be appropriated for. There were contentions from several members that the present 20 are too many, and counter-assertions from others that wo ware houses, and a 95-acre supply center ' with more Kunu. .than 30 build'ings a Army-Air Force Recruiting Station Here Is Closing Blythevllle's remaining armed services recruiting station is closin" NT/Sgt. C. R. Barton, In charge of the Army and Air Force Recruiting Station In City Hall, said today that the office was being closed becausa there ivns no room to expand this recruiting territory without overlapping another station's/district or another Army area, . ' Although the station was officially closed yesterday, Set. Burton said he will be permitted to accept enlistments until he receives final orders from the Air Force assigning him to other duty. The Navy's recruiting station In city hall was closed last year.: After final dosing of the Army- Air Force station here, this territory will be under the Jonesboro recruiting office. Weather Arkansas Forecast—Partly cloudy and colder. High near 45. Low tonight near 30. Missouri Forecast _ Cloudy this afternoon and tonight with occasional light snow or freezing drizzle in northeast; not as cold northeast tonight: Thursday partly cloudy with rising temperatures- low tonight 20 north to 30-35 south; high Thursday 30-35. . Minimum this morriiiig—37, Maximum yesterday—55. Sunrfee tomorrow—7:07. Sunset today—5:05. Precipitation 21 hours lo 7 Vn>.— none. Total precipitation since January 1—61. Mean temperature , midway between high and low)—16. Normal mean temperature for January—395. Thfcl DaU Last Ye«r Minimum this morning— so. Maximum yesterday—38. Precipitation January i to this Most of the criticism,'however, was on' the score lhal "political influence'.' figured on the Board, which reviews Executive Director Geroge Callahan's decisions on approval or rejection of liquor and beer permits. In .any case, the present Board members aren't likely to remain long. They haven't been approved by the Senate, as required by law, and as a result all Gov.-elect Francis Cherry will have to do to name his own men is to submit their names rather than those of the present' appointees of Gov. McMath. . • •> Thomas Harper of Ft. Smith Is Board chairman. B. G. Dickey of Earle is a member, and J. R Fontaine of Clarksville was. until See COUNCIL on Page 7 Radio Supply Firm Re-Opens The Blythevllle Radio Supply Company, installed In new quarters on Highway 61 South across from the Rozorback Inn, Is now open for business, proprietor Olenn Teague announced yesterday. The company,- moved from 112 now occupies was formerly South First Street, the building which the House of Charm. Genejral Assembly May Get Issue ,™ E *°^J AP > 7 ThG 1953 O—rAssembly may be asked Sources who declined to be quoted by. name reported last night that proposed racing legislation will go to the General Assembly with Gov.-elect Francis Cherrys blessing. Cherry refused lo confirm Ihe report, adding that he wouldn't comment on the Racing Commission controversy until he takes office as governor. "HI try to clear the atmosphere then, said Cherry. It Is believed that the proposed bill would revise present racing laws to clarify authority of the commissioners and that of the governor. It also is ' considered possible that it would include provision to limit the number ol tracks to the present one at Hoi Springs or provide that no new franchise would be considered until approved at an election in the county of the proposed new track. Now Track Is Cause The present muddled situation resulted from an attempt by the St Francis Valley Turf Association, Inc., to obtain authority for a new track in St. Francis County. The Racing Commission voted to advertise for bids on the track- Gov. McMath fired all commissioners attending the meeting and appointed new Commission members to replace them. However, there are indications the old Racing Commission considers the governors action illegal and will meet anyway to receive bids on the franchise. The "new Commission which apparently will be replaced by Gov.-elect Cherry, already has a vacancy, Jack Carnes of Camden, whom Cherry Vms designated as his Racing' Commission chairman, said yesterday he won't accept Mc- Maths- appointment to -the Commission. He said he didnt cace to serve on the "temporary Commission "under existing circumstances. St. Francis County Flu Vaccinations Are Ordered For All UN Troops in Korea WASHINGTON _ Immediate vaccination of all United Nations troops In Korea against influenza las been ordered to cope with a threat of widespread flu, Ihe army surgeon generals office announced oday. Additional supplies of Vaccine are being .rushed by air night and day from- this'country, officials said. '•. . Emphasizing thai there Is as yet no epidemic of influenza In Korea, officials; lolri a reporter the action was token .largely SA a pre cautionary, measure In the face of •sporadic outbreaks in rear' areas' The disease was described as 'a relatively mild typo, with no deaths so far. ' ' They also said the move was made following evidence of flu nniong troops In Japan and in the Unil-d Stales, wilh •.."sizeable oiit- l>:eaks having' occurred al Kort I Leonard Wood, Mo.; Camp Rob- erts and Fort Ord In California- and Camp Pickett and Fort Lee In Virginia. Because of the domestic outbreak, the army has also ordered vaccinalion of all troops at ports of embarkation for Europe and the Far East. The outbreak In Japan was reported lo be receding, and vaccination will not be carried on there. The army said no overall figures are available on the number of cases except at Fort Leonard Wood where approximately 3,'MJ cafes hiue been reported since (Ate November. .. ,. The flu has been IdcintUflcd at Fort Leonard Wood as being of the so-called "A-prime type—one of the most common disease, forms of the The vaccine which is being used contains elemenU designed to offset _<hnt particular typc''iii>d also several other forms of the vlrui. '•:,' • • '. • , 26 Men Depart For Draft Tests Next Gall for Missco Stated for Jan. 14, When 28 Will Leave Mississippi County draft Board this morning 5C nt 26 men to Little Rock for physical examination Rosa Saliba, secretary of board No. , announced. The next call is f or Jan. 14, when men will be sent for Induction. Leaving today were: Clyde Junior Nolan, Melvlri Richard Hughes, sterling Barnett Blan- les kcnship, all of DlythcvlVlcV" jam Ellis Watson, Osceola; Eugene Johnson. Ernest Waters, Charles Ray Hurley, James Hicks, all of Manila; Herbert Eugene McVay, Dyess- Ray .Thomas Williams, LuxorifAl David Jones, Wilson; Ellcco Madrano. Arthur Campbell, both of Joiner; Louis Clifton Lindlcy, Tyronza; and Roy Talmadge Coleman, Caruthersville Mo. Negro registrants leaving today: 'Islah Benson, Henry Lee Jones Willie Jones, Jr., Robert Lee Johnson, Clarence Colline, all of Blytheville; Johnnie Lee Boones, Mell Wallace. Both of Frenchman's Bayou; Elbert WIms, Wilson; George Jackson, Tyronza; Freddie Ware, Luxora; and Johnnie Lee Anderson, Failing to report today were Billie Ray Smith of Steele. and Willie James Lewis, Negro of Armorel. Scouts Gather TB Coin Boxes Sixteen Blythevllle Girl yesterday assisted the Ml^ss County Tuberculosis Associatloi ?alherlng coin boxes which h recn distributed to business firms the outset of the annual Christm Seal fund'campafgn. The 20 coin boxes brought In Scouts issippl by id at pro----- _.,„,,„ u>UU£lil, III UI U duced a total of $15.66. Some of th Scouts also helped affix seals to reminder cards the Association is mailing throughout the county. Accompanying Ihe Scouts yesterday were three of their leaders. Ml fluJBiilie Su-< Burks, Mrs. Vance"Hen I derson «nd MM. Glen Ladd. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Truman Sings Swan Song; Warns Reds of Atomic War Eisenhower, Churchill Meet Again Today By MARVIN I,. ARKOWSMITH NEW YORK (API — President-elect Eisenhower arranged to con- ;r today with the new administration's ambassador-designate to the fniled Nations and to meet again wtlh Prime Minister Churchill. ••» The scheduled session with Hen- Filibuster Foes Continue Fight In Spite of Odds Civil Rights Backers Ignore 'Better to Wait' Talk of GOP Leaders By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON tft—Senators hop- Ing lo break the back of future filibusters fought on today for an Immediate change In Senate rules despite talk by Republican leaders they would do belter lo wait Allhough almost certainly foredoomed to failure by Ihe opposition of Southern Democrats and a big majority of Republican senators, the filibuster toes contended their only chance lay in getting action before the Senate settles down to work under existing rules. ' Sen. Douglas (D-I11) said that if II Is decided the rules of (he preceding Senate automatically apply to the new Senate, "we may as well say farewell to any chance for civil righls legislation or needed^ changes in Senate procedure." ' In iiang parlance, we may kiss iuch a possibility goodby, said Douglas in a speech prepared for the resumption of the debate which opened jesterday after the Senate joined, with the'House' in counting the presidential electoral .vote. • May Be Postponed Although Sen. Taft of Ohio, majority leader in Ihe new/OOP-con- trolled SenaleV-said he would like 'lo bring the rules scrap v to an end late today, there were signs a vote might be put oif until tomorrow to allow more time for debate Both Ihe Senate and the House; meanrthlle. were lo receive President Trumans message 'on the stale of Ihe union. The House then Planned to call - It quits for the day. OOP senators had one other major Item of business—a morning conference lo pass upon a proposal for enlarging all major committees. The Senate antifilibuster fight was touched off when Sen. Anderson (D-NM), acting for a bipartisan bloc of 18 senators, moved Saturday that the Senate proceed to consider new rules. e way for replacing the present Rule 22 under which the votes of 64 senators, or two-thirds of the entire membership, are needed to 'choke off n filibuster—the device for talking legislation to death. FEPC Weapon In recent years Southern senators have relied on filibusters, or threats'Df them, to kill federal fair employment practices <PEPC) legislation and other civil rights measures. • Opponents of the present rule have proposed that -59 senators, or a majority of the members be See FILIBUSTER on Page 7 ry Cabot Lodge, who will be chief 3f this country's U. gave Eisenhower. N. mission, - opportunity to discuss with the former Massachusetts senator the Korean War policy the general has been working on since he returned from nn<1 Wcst ll cnn bring only "ruin the battle zone last month. /or you '' rc e'me nnd Its homeland." Korea and other world problems Anrt lle 8 rnvcl v 'old those at also are likely to come up for homc: " w <"' today between Ihe " r meet- s ° vlct empire and Ihe free nations ie dav m '8»t dig (he grave hot only of ou also are likely to come discussion at an Elsenhowei ,., ttl ing with Churchill late in the day. The British'Prime Minister nnd the President-elect met twice Monday after Churchill's arrival from England. They had no statement after their conferences then and Eisenhower's headquarters said there probably would be none today. Like the other two sessions, liie third meeting will be held at the Manhattan home of financier Bernard M. Baruch, Churchill's host during his stay In New York. The Prime Minister plans lo go to Washington tomorrow to meet with President Truman. Talked With Dulles Two key Eisenhower appointees, John Foster Dulles and Winthrop W. Aldrich, called on Churchill at Baruch's home last night. Dulles will be secrelary of stale in the new administration and • Aldrich will be ambassador; lo Great Britain. : . "We had a good talk and covered a lot of ground," Dulles told newsmen after Ihe conference, which lasted an hour and 50 minutes. He declined to elaborate. Eisenhower announced two State Department 4 'appointments yesterday after conferences with Dulles. The.,general -ohose . Doncld B Lourie, president-of the Quaker Oats Company of Chicago, to serve as under secretary of state in charge of administration Names McCiirdle He picked Carl W. 'McCardle, chief of the Washington bureau of the Philadelphia Bulletin, .'.as an assistant secretary of stale. Mc- Caidle's assignment deals prlmar My with public affairs, including the department's Voice of America Information program. Lourie, whose home Is In Peru 111., will handle organization mailers. The job is a new one' In the Stale Department and will require revision of present legislation for authorization of the post. Lourie, 53, is a Republican: The salary for an under secretary Is $17,500. native of Decatur, Ala., Lourie was an All-America quarterback In 1920, when he played football for Princtiton. McCardle, 48, will receive $15,— .. j —. Elsenhower's press secretary, James C. Hagerty, said he did not know McCardle's political affiliation. r t , i>ji,^iii uiw, -*o, win recer , P " \ P ° 1 £*?.?""* » m a year. Etenhower'. Inside Today'* Courier News . . . Chicks defeat Pigjjott 63-45 . . . Grid coaches aim rule at sucker •hiff. . . Sports. . . Page 8. . . . . Vour income tax primer. . . Page 2. . . . . . Society news. . . Pa^e 4. . , . . . Markets . . . Page. . . House Group to Ask Tighter Pilot Training to Cut Crashes By RUSSELL BRINKS WASHINGTON W — The House Armed Services Committee will tell Ihe Air Force to tighten its program for training and selecting transport pilots as a means of reducing air disasters, Chairman Short <R-Mo) safd today. • He told a reporter the first phase of an Inquiry into recent military crashes also had shown a need for more rigid Inspection of equipment. Tho comitlee Is spoclficamlly probing Ihe cause of seven Hilary disaslers which cost 233 lives during November and December. These include aviations worst accident which killed 86 servicemen near Seattle Dec. 20. Two other crashes In the Far East claimed 55 lives In November, but the Air Force has not completed Its investigations. The Inquiry will be continued In public hearing Tuesday, after which the committee will make specific recommendations, short said. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Air Force chief of staff, testified yesterday that the military accident rate during 1952 reached on all- Ume low. He said Ihe Air Force buildup :<jul;'ed Ihe use ol new and rcl-, ,„«,„,,,,..., atlvely untested planes, whil* the | equipment. Air Force mission required flying in ail kinds of weather and at unusually high speeds and altitudes. Short commented, "The human factor was a big element In all of Uiese accidents. We will recommend a better training program, and particularly the use of more care In changing pilols from one typo of plane to another. He said the Air Force should quire pilots assigned to Ala and other more difficult runs fly for longer periods over the te rain as co-pilots before taking ove the controls. v President Delivers Final State of Union Message ' By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Truman coupled a Godspeed' to Dwijjht D. Eisenhower today with a word of hope that growing Western strength may force Soviet rulers to become more realistic and less implacable, and recede from the cold war they began.'' > If the effort fails, he said, the resulting atomic wor would be one In which man "coulrt extinguish millions of lives at one blow." In his final Stale of the Union message to Congress, Truman warned Soviet Premier Stalin that if such n war comes between East nd West it can bring only "ruin Stalinist opponents, but of our own society, our world as -well as theirs." He drew a picture of swelling might in the West and said that as It continues, "then Inevitably there will come a time of change within the Communist world." Say- Ing he did not know how such a change will come about, he continued: New Era of Destructive Power "But if the Communist, rulers understand they cnnnot win by war, and If we frustrate their 'attempts to win by subversion. It Is not too much to expect their world to change its character, moderate ils alms, become more realistic and less implacable, nnd recede from the cold ..war they began." The President said the recent atomic tests at Enlwelok made it clear that -from raw on "riian moves into a new era of destructive power, capable of creating explosions of a new order of magnitude, dwarfing the mushroom of Hiroshima' and Naga. .•.. :, . of "thermonuclear tests," employing the scientists' language for the hydrogen bomb. Truman "pledged his backing for his'jRepUbMcan successor," against whom he stumped -the country" In , clouds saki. He spoke last fall's btlter election campaign. He concluded his 10,000-worded • message wUh tnls refcren { '< Eisenhower: ^ "To him, to you. to all my fellow citizens, I say, Godspeed. "May God bless our country and our cause." The President's farewell to Congress, before whom he previously has delivered such messages in person, was Icfl /or Ihe rending of others. Truman plans a similar message lo the nation in a broadcast Jan. 15. The one to Congress today was of almost unprecedented gravity. Delivered by Proxy The President submitted no le»- islative recommendations, sayuw he would, not Infringe upon Eisenhower s right to charfthe country's course after his inauguration Jan, 20 He reviewed the progress ot his Fair Deal" and said it has served the nation well. Truman spoke confidently of tho • future. While the nation has its resources, Its . industry, its skills Its vigor and Its democratic faith he said, "the ultimate advantage" in the struggle' with the Soviet 'lies with us, not with the Communists.". ' "But there are some things that ' could shift the advantage to their side," lie said, "one of tho things that could defeat us Is fear—fear of the task we face, fear of adjusting to II, fear that breeds more fear, sapping our faith, corroding our liberties, turning citizen against citizen, ally against ally." He did not name any names as he continued: • • "Uanger;Slgnal5 Up" ,J'Already the danger signals have gone up: - Already, .the' corrosive process has -begun;" And '/every . • See TRUMAN on Page T ' C-46with 37 Home Bound Gl's Missing SEATTLE (jR-^-A plane carrying 37 soldiers who arrived only yesterday from service in Korea and Japan was reported missing today over South Idaho. Fort Lawton authorllies said U was one of several chartered planes Hint left here during the night lo speed rotated soldiers lo ward their honfes. The two-engined C-46 carried a crew of four. Tho planes destination was Fort Jackson, S.c. Since home-bound rolation troops are taken by train or a military base nearest their homes, the Fort Jackson" destination Indi cated most of those aboard prob London Raps Stevenson In Address TOPEKA I/PI—Alf M. Landon said Wednesday that Adlai E. Stevenson "has participated since the election in a subtle...misrepresentation ol the fairness and truthfulness of the American newspapers in reporting political events. "There is a steady campaign un dcrway to destroy the confidence of the American people in the objective reporting of American newspapers — big and little, Landon said In a speech for a "hl-Twelve Club gathering here. Landon, former Kansas governor and unsuccessful Republican prcsl- .i« omu ui« mi ruice snouia dcntlal candidate In 1936 did not require pilots assigned to Alaska elaborate on his statement concern and other more difficult runs to in K Stevenson, the defeated r>nm- secretary of the A,r Force Fln- paganda ^already mamVes? ng' letter testified lhat pilot errors ac- —" * -•- • •- mannesting counted for 51.3 per cent of major accidents In 1952, with equipment failure causing 27.4 per cent and Improper maintenance, 6.5 per cent. MaJ, Gen. Victor E. Berlrandias, deputy Inspector general of the Air Force, said Intellgiencc agents and technical experts had failed to uncover any evidence of sabotage in the recent disaslers. He also denied that manufacturers were producing Inferior equipment and said it all passed rigid inspections. Short said, however, the committee would recommend (he assignment of more Inspectors to aircraft factories "to make sure ot belter cern- ing Stevenson, the defeated Democratic presidential candidate lost November. "The new Marxian line of pro- ganda Is already manifesting It^ self, Landon said. "No longer is it centering on Wall Slreetcrs but ;he American press, confidence in the disinterested and unselfish reporting of their news"...If Ihe American peoples confidence In the disinterested and unselfish reporting of their newspapers is ever undermined, a crisis in the life of our great American republic would be at hand. ' Quake Rocks Costa Rica SAN JOSE. Costa Rica (If) — A strong earth shork was felt here at 6 a.m. (4 a.m. CST) todav. There wnre no immediate reports "of damage. ably .were from the South No names of any aboard available immediately. Weintraub Quits UN Job State Department Pressure Blamed UNITED NATIONS, N. f.-l/Pi — Economist David Weintraub quit his high U. N. job last night under the pressure ol state Department charges that he is a Communist or Is under Communist discipline — charges Weintraub has emphatically denied. Tho -18-year-old New i'orker. In a letter to Secretary General Tryev'e Lie. said lie resigned to save the world organization from embarrassment. Lie, in reply, said he appreciated Wcmtraub's motives and regretted the "developments" lhat prompted the resignation. The secretary general expressed appreciation of the "outstanding contribution" Weintraub made to work of the organization. Weintraub. SI2,000-a-year director of the U. N. Division of Economic Stability and Development, was named in a State Department list of 11 allegedly disloyal Americans employed by the U. N. The list was made public Sunday by the Senate Internal security subcommittee. , i Barney's Shoe Store Is Sold Barney's Shoe Store. 114 \Vest Main, has been sold to T. Newton Vlck of Magnolia, it was announced yesterday. Barney Cockrcll, former owner of the store, said that the new owners, previously in the retail clothing business In Magnolia, will take over immediate operation-of the busl- LITTLE LIZ— It's funny how many gold diggers come up with diamonds. J.M»

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