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Monday, January 12, 1953
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VOL. XLVm—NO. 245 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ! . . THl DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARvr«K'sio »»,„ „ - ^"^ t>i..n :n_ R_ .^ <^^—~-^^m~-^ i »*•• « v»v A f*-£Afimr i An-KAIX>3AB AND KOTTT'HV A QT» »»Taa/"»riTiT BlytheviU* Dally New. Blytheville Herald Mlsrisiippi Valley Leader . Blytheville Courier R0ds Launch New Ground Attack but Allied Troops Hold New ly-Acti voted UN Division Holts Assault by 800 Chinese Soldiers SEOUL (AP) — The heaviest Red assault of the new Investigati ' - ' : -..*, ..v-nvi^-i., ncii iiaartUIL Ol ING I16W year smashed against the lines of a newly-activated South Korean division today. " ' + The Allied soldiers held their ground, killed an estimated 213 of the attacking 800 Heds, and forced the Communists into relreat alter three hours of savage close-quarter fighting. Battles flared with renewed bitterness all along the frozen Koredn front. Altogether the Reds hurled nearly 1,500 men into the fighting in bloody but futile attempts to dent the U. N. lines in pre-dawn darkness. The U. S. Eighth Army said the main Red blow fell against Ihe Republic of Korea (ROK) 12th division on the mountainous Eastern Front. Gen. James A. Van Fleet announced the activation of the 121h and 15th ROK divisions only two months ago. This was the first indication that either had seen combat. In the air war. Allied fighter- bomhers roared north in followup raids on Ihe vital Slnanju supply center deep In Northwest Korea. Ten U. S. B29s dropped 10,'COO tons of high explosives on rail yards there Sunday night. The trip-hammer blows are part of a concerted effort to smash a main Red supply line from Manchuria to the front lines. Ffglitin? in East The Eastern Front fighting flared northcasl of the Punchbowl. North Korean Reds struck through a snowstorm with 650 men in one attack and 150 more in another assault just lo the east. Doth battles opened just after midnight. The Communists 'stormed forward behind a curtain of blistering artillery and mortar fire. Allied soldiers met their charge with tank fire, rifles, machine 'guns. Marines Begin tionof Mistake Bombing Air Force Officials Identify Planes As Panther Jets •. JOKYO U?,- Ti le u. g Mar | nes today started their own "new and independent" investigation of a strafing- and bombing attack that r _ killed 14 American soldiers and nine on the Korean Central Front Jast week. An Air Force statement Sunday Indicated Panther jet planes of Ihe type used by Navy and Marine pilols may have been responsible It further reported Marine pilots were scheduled to attack the Reds north and east of the scene on the day of the mistaken attack. A Marine spokesman In Tokyo said the Marine air wing in Korea sent its own investigators to the and scene to question witnesses inspect the damage. "We're s t a.r t i n g out from scratch," he said, "with a new and Independent inquiry." Names Withheld The Tokyo announcement was made after an'Air Force and Army team surveyed the area, eight miles behind the front line. Orders from the defense department in Washington broke four-days of official silence on the attack. The names of killed and-wounded have, not been disclosed ,. * The Air Force said Investigation established that an Unexploded 5063 pound, bomb at the scene bole fhJ marking, "u. s. Magazine, Japan p ow(ier Bomb Ammo. It also said experienced witnesses identified the planes as Panther jets. No spokesmen for any of the three American services suggested the attacking planes might have been Communist. Red jets rarely get south of Pyongyang, which lies about !00 miles north. Survivors at the bombed artillery service unit told Investigators they believed two or more planes hit them but they could not be sure because of the high speed of the attackers. Poh'o Solicitation To Start Tuesday Solicitation of business firms in the 1953 March of Dimes drive for $6,500 In Blytheville will be conducted tomorrow and Wednesday by teams of volunteer campaign workers. The workers met at noon today at the Hotel Noble to plan the solicitation. Launched Jan. 2, the polio fund campaign aimed at a countywlde goal of $15,000. Hed mortars and artillery. Both forces were hurled back. At about Ihe same time, a heavy Chinese Red attack hit Capitol Hill on the East-Central Front, Two L Chinebe companies—nearly 400 - -- -. „ jAnlea a iwo- proriged atiack by.200 men against an Allied outpost just south of Old Baldy on the Western Front. They struck from two directioiis behind a curtain-of mortar and artillery fire but were hurled back In about 20 minutes. How Many Presidents Were Former Generals? How many American presidents were former generals? Fresh interest has been attached to this question since the election of five-star Gen. Dwight D. Kisenhoiver. When he Is inaugurated Jan. 20. Eisenhower will become the loth American president ivho was an Army general. Who these nine were, their military careers and Uieir years in office are reviewed in a seven- part story-strip by NBA Writer Ray Ellis and Artist Ed Kmilaty. The first of these dally strips is found on Page 3 of today's Courier News. Knowland Says Ike Agrees to Patronage Policy Future Appointments To Bt Cleared with GOP Lawmakers NEW YORK W _ senate GOP leaders said President-elect Elsen- hower "fully agreed" today to clear all federal appointive Jobs in the future with Republican members of Congress. Sen. Knowland of California, chairman of the Senale Republican Policy Committee, said after a conference with Eisenhower that the general had "fully agreed to follow the customary practice" of checking appointments with GOP lawmakers. Sen. Taft of Ohio, the Senate majority leader, said Elsenhower's agreement to do this represented "no reversal" of policy on his part, but the Ohioan added that the arrangement had helped to dispel confusion regarding the handling of job patronage. To Meet With Cabinet Knowland, Taft and Sen. Mllli- fcfn of Colorado, chairman of the conference of all Republican senators, spent about 'an hour and a half with the President-elect. They came in advance of Eisenhower's first meeting with his entire cabinet. Also scheduled to sit at the cabinet conference were Vice- President-elect Nixon and olher top officials of the incoming administration. There have been recurring complaints by GOP members of Congress that the Eisenhower headquarters was not consulting them in advance regarding federal job appointments . After today's meeting with El- senhower. Knowland told a news conference the session had been "friendly and' cooperative" and that there was a genuine effort "to get a meeting of minds." To Clear With Senators Knowland said . the agreement readied calls for clearing with senators all Jcbs which require senate confirmation. In addition, he said, other unspecified appointive lobs would be checked through senatorial channels. The contact would be made in most casea with" the Republican senators^ from the stated which said t^&w^z£?$ffi8$$™* whose rsslgmnent uoula be in a single congressional ar"a, Ihe cleaiance Mould be Kith the ap propriate member of the.totalise o Representatives. In Ihe case a! appointment o postmasters to the largei cities wheie more than one congressiona district u as Involved, the clear ance would be with senators. The. incoming; Cabinet member and other key officials of the new administration were getting togeth er with Eisenhower and-Vice Pres ident-elect Nixon for a round o global and domestic policy discus stons. ; . The sessions will continue to morrow, when smaller units of the same group are scheduled to hold a series of separate conferences dealing witli problems which wll confront Eisenhower and his asso elates when they take office Jan 20. The President-elect arranged to confer in advance of today's CabI net session with Senale Majority Leader Taft, Sen. Knowland of Call See KN'OWLAND SAYS on Page 10 AND SOUTHEAST MIS80uhl SINGLE COPIES FIYS CEHTJ JBLYTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 1953 DEDICATES SCHOOL — The Most Rev. Albert Fletcher (left) bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Arkansas, Is shown during his dedicatory -address yesterday at the new Immaculate Conception Grade School here. At right: the Rev.,Amos Enclerlin, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church here, spoke briefly preceding the bishop's address. (Courier News rholos)' Catholic Grade School Here Is Dedicated Immaculate Conception Catholic Grade School here was dedicated yesterday afternoon in ceremonies highlighted by an address by the Most Rev. Albert L. Fletcher, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Arkansas, The dedication program followed blessing of the rooms by Bishop Fletcher. Speaking in the school auditorium, he cited the sacrifice Involved In erecting such a building. "The reason the Lord allows things to be hard," he said, "is so we will appreciate them more. Things that come easily arc not highly valued." "We believe, the bishop said, that religion "must be made part of our lives, as there is no time when we are hot 'dependent on God. "To give a child the greatest opportunity to become a good citizens, he should be given a religious education." Bishop Fletcher congratulated The Rev. Amos Enderlin .pastor of Iniinaculnfe Conception Church here for his work in directing the school building program and call- Sec SCHOOL on Tage 10 Fewer Hotirs and More Work Is Aim Of G OP's Proposed Seriate Speedup * ' Blodgett to Attend • ALM Committee Meet Mayor Dan Blodgeii n-|ll j eB ve tonight lor Little Rock where he will attend sessions of the Executive Committee of the Arkansas League of Municipalities. He expects to return Wednesday night. Weather Arkansas Forecast — Fair and a .little warmer this afternoon and to? FAIR and WARMER night, Tuesday clear to partly cloudy and mild. Missouri Forccasi—Generally fair tonishl and Tuesday; warmer east tonight and southeast Tuesday low tonight 35-40; high Tuesday 55-63. Maximum Saturday—12. Minimum Sunday—31. Minimum this morning—30. Maximum yesterday—48. Sunrise tomorrow—7:07. SunMt today—5:10. Prc-,ipilatlon 48 hours to 7 am —None. Total precipitation since January 1—1.65. Mean temperature (midway be- tiveii high and Ion-)—39. Normal mean temperature for January—39.9. This I>af« Last Vfar . Minimum tills morning—26. M~\- ! nium v eit?rdav—12. Precipitation January to this date —3.90. . WHERE BREAK-IN WAS TRIED - Percy Bagwell of Bagwell's Store at New Liberty, examines a broken window where three Negroes attempted to make entry early Saturday morning. They were frlghlened off by a hnil of pistol shots from Mr. Bagwell and his brother, who were concealed Inside the store. Noticing a fe w stringers hanging around the store, they suspsclcb a robbery and had kept the Mnrc imri-r; i-l»r P vn[th .Sheriffs offers said they: had nothing to report on th«, case M yet. (Courier New* piote) for ""' 1>0 " rs and morD vvork from """ Pope Elevates 24 Prelates To College of Cardinals By PRANK IHtUTTO VATICAN CITY (AP) _ In an ages-old ritual Pope Pius XII conferred the rank of cardinal today on 24 prelates, including James Francis Mclntyre of Los Angeles and the archbishops of two Communist lands where the Roman Catholic church is fighting for survival. ' •* In bringing the College of Car- C . •. f* . amnls to Its full slrcngth to 10 ircuit Court Convenes Here Testimony Is Heard In Rape Case Trial Testimony In the trial of Buster Johnson, Negro, charged with rape, was heard this morning. as the criminal division of the Circuit Court resumed an adjourned term in Blytheville. All testimony in the case .was completed shortly before noon and the Jury was released until 1:30 p.m., when the trial Is to continue with final arguments of counsel. Johnson Is charged with assaulting his nine-year-old step-daughter on the night of June 6, 1952. Presenting the case for the state Deputy Prosecuting Attorney A S. Harrison. Elbert Johnson. Bly- heville attorney, was named by the court to act as counsel for thd defendant. Luxora's Effort To Get Resident- Doctor Succeeds LUXORA—Efforte of citizens of -uxora and surrounding territory lo acquire a resident physician were Inally realized last week with the establishment of a clinical practice here by Dr. Marvin H. Chesshlre, ormerly of Tullahoma. Tenn. Cooperative action on the part of itifcens In the area, without a res- dent physician for six months s«ic- .ecdiivj in forming "a non-profil or- anlzalton. the Luxora Clinic Cor- toratlon, which raised sufficient unds to purchase a clinic and if.i- dcnce for the use of a doctor who would agree lo locate here. A gradtiale of the University of Tennessee Medical School, Dr. che- hl.e recently completed his In- erneshlp at St. Joseph's Hospital n Memphis. He Is a veteran of ttx •ears Naval service in World War He will be Joined In his new home icre this week by his wife, the former Miss Nadine .Yeaita of Attniila Ga.. his -'-•--• -- • 1 Robert, members for the first lime in nearly two centuries, the Pope gave the West Coast of the United States Us first prince of the church. Speaking before a secret con sistory of more lhan a score of previously named cardinals the Ponliff denied any of his nominations had political motives, and expressed deep sorrow that Archbishops Alojzijic Slepinac of Yugoslavia and Stefan Wyszynski of Poland were not present. The pope extended his sorrowing affection towards Cardinal Stepinac saying "although absent, we embrace him with fatherly love." The Ponliff said he bad received a telegram from (he Polish archbishop, saying he could nol reach Rome. The reasons for his failure to arrive, the Pope added, "arc until now unknown lo us." Slejiinas >ot Present Cardinal Stepinac, free prison under , from conditional release • v^^—--• ..i oit.niin. ceivon uielr firs! rnrrli Ga h,s daughi*,., and son, Yu go M.vlS.' Colombia! granted by Marshal Tito's government, remained In the little town of Kraslc. Both he and Cardinal Wyszynskl had Indicated they could not come to Rome for tear Ihe Yugoslav and Polish government would refuse them readmillancc to their countries. Josef Cardinal Mlndzcnly of Hungary-named cardinal at the 1046 consistory—Is in f>rlson In a third Community country. Thomas Cardinal Tien archbishop of Pieping, already Is an :xlle from his Communist - ruled country. In the 100-foot long marbled con- sistorlal hall in the Pope's Vatican apartment, 22 odd members of the college, robed In ermine-trimmed scarlet robes, listened to the Pon- :lft's solemn words. They 'had bowed their heads In silent ngrcc- nent and homage to the pope as he named the 24 new cardinals. Robed in while and red, the 76- .•enr-old spiritual leader of 425 mll- ion CalholfCK spoke from his high hrone In the conslstorlal hall. Today's elevations lo Ihe princedom of the church were from 13 countries, bringing to 27 the number represented In the college. rhls is the highest In the nearly 2,000-year history of the church and Includes four nallons who received their first carcllnalalcs — Yugoslavia,, Colombia, Ecuador and India. speedup ,n- 1. Trying to hold the usual daily Senale sessions to about five hours. 2. Giving committees more time to do their work by holding fewer daily sessions of the whole Senate. 3. Eliminating the custom of per- mitllng any senator to force a quorum cni!. delaying action, when it is apparent llmt 49 or more senators, required to conduct business, are present. 4.' Encouragiiig talkative senators to have their remarks prlnled i in the Congressional Record in-' stead of delivering them on the floor and forcing the Seimtn to stay,In session. This senalor conceded lhat some of these goals—persuading senn tors to talk less, for example- may, be difficult to achieve. In any event, he said, no test of the Plan is likely lo be tried until after the inauguration a week from to Arkansas' 59th General Assembly Convenes Today Only Routine Organizational Business on Opening Agenda UTTLB ROCK (AP) _ Bill to Settle Racing Issue Being Prepared Assembly to Get Cherry-Approved Act Tomorrow LITTLE ROCK «>_A bill designed lo settle the present controversy over the Arkansas Racing Commission was readied for Introduction at the opening session of the Arkansas House this afternoon The bill known (o have the ap. in-oval of incoming Gov. Francis Cherry, this morning had the slg be , nal urcs of 48 of Ihe 100 house ouse members nnd Rep. J. A. Womack of Ounchita County said he believed 00 or more would have signed, by lime the session opened The bill would abolish the present .Arkansas Racing Commission and would reestablish a similar 11- member group under •-. the slight different title of Arkansas slate Racing Commission. • It would provide that members be appointed for 2-year terms to coincide with terms of the governor rather than to the present stng- gei ed terms It also would piovide llmt mem bers might be removed by UK vequ* <Io1iqause"x -«t H ~ Womack, vfio with. his colleague Rep ptls Uncbnnci of Ouachita will officially present the proposed measure, pointed olil (hat it did not limit racing to the present track at Hot Springs. ' Womnck said the measure definitely would be introduced this nfter- loon. He salt! he hoped to obtain this necessary suspension of rules so that It would come up for final action tomorrow. Meanwhile, Gov. McMnth's new Racing Commission meets here .his afternoon In an attempt to Jlock establishment of a proposed ' . - lorsc race Country. track: In St.- Francis The Senate will elect a president pio-lem, choosing between Sen. Russell Elrod of Slloam Springs and sen. Lee Reaves of Warren The House already has Its speaker —Rep. Carroll Hollensworth of Bradley, County, who has obtained enough plcdged^votes to Insure his elect on, and he has no opposition cleS of I W '" Sprve " S chief iS" 1 wl " be Ha('p!" Moody "of Little Rock. Harvey o. Coombs a Little Rock attorney, win secretary of the Senate By tradition, the first bill to Introduced In each chamber Is for payment of salaries and expenses for that brunch. Friendly Relations ,^As the session gets underway, all Indications point to friendly rel lotions between the Legislature and Oov.-elect Francis Cherry — the customary "honeymoon" for'first term governors.- , So far, there have been only minor signs of possible opposition The Arkansas Legislative Council cut more lhan lw> million'dollars off the budgets proposed 1 by Cherry's designated department heads, and salaty Increases proposed for nearly all state em - ployes often were criticized by the Councilmen. v • : Two major budgets — for the Highway and Education Departments — were not acted upon by the Council, and therefore will go without Council recommendation to Ihe Joint Budget Committee. While Council action on the budgets Is not official, thp legislature llj follows the recommenda- , of Its pie session aim ) <- i3£~l)i??*> *Shwajs, School, " v ^Prfaetr>«l problems fating tfie lurf represeriatl\*s ami 35 senators are the'same three that have confronted previous Assemblies — taxeiT highways and schools. . . .'.' . Cherry proposes to solve thesa problems — without a tax increase — by revising the revenue structure and creating a new Department of Administration and Finance. The governor-elect hasn't released details of his proposed tax revision program. He apparently regards his proposed new fiscal department as an effective barrier lo "loose spending of state funds." Cherry hopes See LEGISLATURE on Page IB pro morrow. Richard M, Nixon wll then be vice president and siding olflccr in the Senate. Organlz.i(h>ii;if Problems For that mailer, not much con gressional work of any sort appeared likely to be undertaken before then. Bolh Ihe House and Ihe Senale slill are Involved In organ- zational details, mainly the formation of Ihe Icglslallvc commiltces arc in recess until tomor! Both row In the House, Chairman Tabcr i-NY) has said he hopes to have his appropriations committee set up and operating by the end of this week That is Ihe group which gets first crack at the 578,600 000 000 budget for the year starting July 1 which President Truman sent Congress Friday. Criticism of the budget continued yesterday, with Sen. Bridges (R- NH> declaring it "so confused it will have lo be almost entirely rewritten." Noting a disagreement between the White House and the Pentagon over the probable amount of military spending during the year, Bridges told a reporter: 'When administration spokesmen can't agree on how much Is going to be spent, lhat just shows how much dependence can be put ~-> a Truman budget." Can He Cut Bridges and most olher GOP con- ?ressional leaders have Insisted lhat the budget can be cut by as much as 10 billion dollars, possibly with a tax cut following. Sen. Carlson <R-Kanl, a close issociate of Presldenl-clccl Kison- lowcr, said yesterday he anticipates substantial reduction in the amounts which Truman proposed be spent for military and for foreign aid, and he added, on an television program: 'I am In favor of reducing the tax on Individuals »* rapidly as possible — but remember I Truman Orders Investigation Of World Oil Cartel Dropped WASHINGTON (/P) — President Truman today ordered the dropping of criminal anil-monopoly proceedings against five major oil companies—provided the companies produce records for n civil suit. In a letter to Atty. Gen. Mc- Granery, Truman said he was acting "as a result of factors which have emerged since the institution of Use current grand jury Investigation of the International activities of the major oil companies" (See Kclalert Story on I'.-xge 2) Truman's letter did not say what these "faclors"are. There have been reports, however, that the National Security Council—made lip of the government's top policy planners— was concerned that a grand jury Investigation would Jcopardbe U. S. global Interests. Truman directed that McCranery confer with representatives of Ihe companies "to ascertain.If they will agree to enter into a stipulation" to make records available for a civil His letter added: "If they will I ask that a civil proceeding be Instituted according- Missco Men to Attend Defoliation Conference North Mississippi County Agent Keith Bilbrey and Odder Planter H. F. Ohlendorf will participate In a National Cotton Council dcfolia- ion conference at Memphis' Peabody Hotel Jan. 15 and 16. Mr. Ohlenrtorf. vice president of he Arkansas Farm Bureau and a member of the Cotton Council's 'reduction and Marketing Com- mltte will give the welcoming address Mr. Bllbrcy will be a member of a panel which will discuss defolia- lon practices and problems as they icrtjiln to this area. pc.-i-iblc. The first balance the budget. thing Is lo Inside Today's Courier News . . Your Income tax nrimcr . rage 2. . . . . Wyall to sign li.A. contract today. , . Sports. . . Page . . Markets. . . Pagp 10. ... . . Society neus. . . I'SRC I. . , ly and the appropriate steps be taken to cause the termination of the pending grand jury proceedings." 4 Traffic Cose Bonds Forfeited Bonds Ujtalling S3B2 were forfeited in Municipal Court this morning on four traffic counts and a charge of overdraftlng. Lcroy Watkins and L. J. Woods each forfeited bonds of S120.25 and Warren Bowen forfeited bond of $111.25 on charges of driving while intoxicated John Burns, charged with over- drafting, forfelled bond of $20.25, and Bonnie Warren forfeited $10 bond on a speeding charge. A plea of not guilty was entered by Fred NfcGruder to charges of operalfng a taxi without proper license and the case was continued lo tomorrow with bond set at $75. Fendler to Moderate Bar Association Panel Blytheville Attorney Oscar Fendler will act as moderator at a panel discussion when the Arkansas Bar Association holds its midyear meeting in Little Rock Friday On the association's program are Carl N. Llewellyn, professor of law at University of Chicago School of Law; Robert G. Storey, president of the American Bar Association, and Walter P. Armstrong. Jr.. Memphis, other Blytheville lawyers are expected to attend the meeting. LITTLE LIZ - " • • • H i i M t i v -^ No man has ever kissed o girl i^expcctediy-^only sootier than she thought he would. - *»,«

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