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Thursday, September 13, 1951
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLV1I—NO. 150 Blythevlll* Dally News BIythevUle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Elythev(He Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1951 TWENTY PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS " <*f •^^>"'f > yW -,- LEACHVILLE'S NEW GRADE —Courier News Photo SCHOOL—Although It's hardly completed, Lcachville grade school students are scheduled to be housed in this modern new concrete building when school resumes Nov. 14. The building is to cost about $170.000 according to Senator Lee Bearden, school board president, and will have 3 rooms, 24 of which will be classrooms. Diary Entry Quoted At RFC-Boyle Hearing WASHINGTON. Sept. 13. <AP>—A witness swore today the head of the American Lilhofold Corp. asked him to "call the 1 White House In an effort to get some high Influence" in [avor of a government loari' for the firm. Kaesong Talks Hinge on Allies' Admission of Guilt Reds Hint Professor Is Indicted For Plotting Overthrow CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. Sept, 13. lif) —Prof. Dirk J. Strnik was suspended from "all duties" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology last night shortly after he was indicted on a charge of advocating overthrow of the government of the United States and the Commonwealth of. Massa- The witness was E. J. Toole, form- r treasure of Lithofnld, a St. Louis ilnting firm he testified in a Sente investigation of the charges that VllHam Boyle, Jr., Democratic na- lonal chairman, wielded political in- luence on the RFC. Toole Identified an extract from a diary in which lie noted his con- Allies Ban Czech Airline Flights In W. Germany ^- High Commission • : Has 'No Comment 1 ' On Oatis Case FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 13. (AP)—The Allied High Commission has barred all Czech airline flights across West Germany, high commission, officials disclosed today. Officials gave no reason, for the action. • I An. American official said thej United States, Britain and France l had concurred In the joint action In barring the Czechoslovak plane flights, effective last Tuesday midnight. Asked whether the decision had anything to do with the case of-William Oat-is/ Associated Press correspondent, who was sentenced to jail by the Czechoslovaks for 10 years on spy charges, he answered "no comment". The inquiry 'was prompted by a dispatch Aug. 16 from Washington which said' that the State Department was studying a plan "to bar the Communist country's plane's from, flying over the U.S. zone. Washington officials said it was one of several moves being considered -n* , retaliatory steps to ; the Czechoslovak.- 'DX' Priority Is Aimed At Atomic Bottlenecks WASHINGTON, Sept. 13. (AP)—The government today set up a super-priority to break production bottlenecks in urgent military and atomic programs. The National Production Author-, ity, announcing its new "DX" priority rating, said it hoped it will break an increasing number of logjams in which.vital military orders are stalled in plants overloaded with other priority orders that are equally entitled lo preference, The agency said the new priority is "an emergency device, strictly limited in use," to be applied by the armed forces only when needed to assure completion of highly critical munitions contracts." A special headquarters unit in NPA will have sole power to grant the new rating. If the Army, for example, ran Into a snag in the tank- program, it would go to NPA for 'permission to use the "DX" symbol on orders for tank parts and materials. Orders so marked would get the right of way in every factory, overriding other orders which carry the present standard "DO"—or defense order— pri or ity ra tin g. Mitchell Advises 'Clean-Up' Work In Mexican Area Sanitary Engineer Inspects Housing For Cotton Labor Negro Hunted in Hayti Murder Is Captured CARHTHERSVILLE, Sept. 13—A n-year-old Negro charged with the murder of a Hayti merchant Sept. 4 ls\being held in Chicago and Chief Deputy Jack Kelley left yesterday .to relurn him to'Pemiscot County, Sheriff Jake Claxton said this morning. Kiwanis Plans -* Chicago police arrested William .ance M?nday night alter Sheriff Claxton called the Chicago officers nd .told them he had information e espionage" diculoqs hoax. .Consultations. Held State'Iteparhinent officials said on Aug 16 that a'U S ban on Czech plane flights over the U 3 zone would inconvenience the Czechoslovaks but that 1 consultation with Britain and France were^then being held for & move which would .virtually halt all Czechoslovak plane flights to the west. The high commission official here disclosed that the Czechoslovak military mission in Berlin was handed the note on the ban last Monday. It is stipulated that ."the Allied High Commission has suspended until further notice the permission 'of the Czechoslovak Airlines to fly over territory of the (west) German Federal Republic/' He said the brief notice contained no explanation. Commercial Relations Sever The U. S. Congress has voted overwhelmingly to recommend that ^commercial relations with Czecho- Jp*Iovakla be severed until Oatis is ••freed. President Truman was quoted Sept. 1 assaying he was "determined to take watever measures are necessary" to obtain Oatis' release. He also tol d the new C z£ choslovak ambassador who presented his credentials late in August that one way to better relations between the two countries would be to release Oatis and let him come home. The president told a press conference that the Oatis case would never be closed until Oatis is out of jail. Secretary of State Dean Acheson See CZECH BAN on Page 14 Drive to Spur Interest In Election This Fall To Begin Next Week Plans : . for. ..the Kiwauis Club's "Get Outi.the Vote" campaign :tor the November election are beginning to take form and the caAi- paign is scheduled to begin in earnest next week, according to Dick Wulson, a member of the club's special Get Out the Vote committee. Weather Mr. Watson said several plans are being considered to remind the citizens of Blytheville to purchase pol tax receipts and vote are being considered but so far only one or two have been accepted. He said that the civic club's com mittee has ordered special Kiwanis vote reminder, stickers that will be put on cars and store windows be ginning next week. ; Considering Poster Contest Another plan under consideralioi is a poster contest for school chil dren, Mr. Watson said. A cas! prize will be offered in the contes if the plan is accepted by the club "The Kiwanis Club ifi not inter ested in how a man or woma votes," he said, "we are only inter ested in that as many as possibl do vote." A report on the committee's ac tivities to date was made at the weekly meeting ot the club In Hotel Noble yesterday. Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, presented an audience participation program on TB to members of the club at yesterday's meeting. Mrs. Redman gave the Kiwan- ians an examination on tuberculosis lection the loan applica- County Sanitary Engineer William Mitchell today inspected the Mexi- an housing quarters In northwes Blythevlile and recommended tha more supervision be given to the cleanliness of the camp or the labor be housed under better conditions." Mr. Mitchell's inspection was made at the request of City Attorney Percy A. Wright, who was instructed by the City Council in July to investigate reports of tm- saniiary conditions In the Mexican housing area. A report containing the results and recommendations that followed today's inspection Is being prepared by Mr. Mitchell for presentation to Hie City Council. City Attorney Wright said Tuesday night that such a report, plus the co-operation of residents who complained about conditions in the camp were necessary before the city could act. In addition to calling for more ion. The passage read: "Haven't heard from RPB since fist Thursday, when he was prcss- l!g, yes insisting, on having Cecil "jreen call the White House in an effort to get some 'high inlluence' used lo accelerate the approval to our loan, "Green Agreed" "I wouldn't do it, and G r e e i: igreed not to do It, As I told hiir we had been receiving coopcralior from RFC officials." Toole identified "RJB" as R. J Blauner. then president of Lithofold and said the conversation took place Feb. 3, 194S. Earlier, an RFC official swore tlia Boyle never pressed him to approvi loans for the St. Louis firm. In fact, said the witness, J. Franl Williams, he doesn't even kno\ Boyle. Williams is the Reconstruct^)! Finance Corp. examiner who ap proved $045,000 in RFC loans to th American Lithofold Corp. The S Louis firm had^failed three time to get loans froin the governmen ending agency before Boyle went o. ts payroll. Williams Opens Williams was the opening wit- s to the Negro's whereabouts, the 'emlscot, officer revealed this nocniiig. -,:i~* o :,--.••'''>''-, Wolf Khourie,,owner of two stores h Hayti. was struck over the left eye and on top of the head by a blackjack-wielding robber. The incident took place about 3:30 p.m. iept 4 in a store just, off Haytl's town square, officers said. Asked to Try on Shoes Detective John Shine of the Chicago police said Lance told him he entered Mr. Khourie's store and asked to try on a pair of shoes. When the fia-year-old merchant, who was alone in the store until Lance came in, turned lo get the shoes, the Negro struck him, took S110 from the cash register and fled, Chicago officers quoted Lance as saying. Mr. Khourie was found in less than 30 minutes by a customer who summoned relatives of the injured man from another store. The merchant died about four hours after he was attacked. > Lance told police he left Hayti immediately and went to Chicago where he registered at a South Side hotel. The Federal Bureau of Investigation showed there was a fugitive warrant issued against Lance for unlawful flight from Missouri and he is being held on this warrant. Detective Shine said Lance told him he would waive extradition. supervision of cleanliness, Mr. Mitchell also recommended that "convenient nnd adequate toilet facililiej Air Squadron Grounded in Alaska '•or 'Morale Reasons' WASHINGTON. Sept. 13. (.<P)-A naval air squadron in Alaska has been grounded by the Navy for "morale reasons 1 ' after a series of recent air crashes there. Word of the action was given to Hep. Mitchell (D-Washl today in a letter from Francis P. Whitehair, under secretary of the Navy, Whitehnir said a special board of inquiry is investigating the accidents. Mitchell recently requested that the Navy ground all Navy privateer bombers pending a check into the circumstances of four crashes in the Alaska area. The crashes claimed 45 lives. UN Command Silent on New Note from Enemy on War TOKYO, Sept. 13. (AP)—The Poiping radio hinted tonight the price for resuming Korean truce talks would ba Allied admission that all Red truce violation charges are true. The United Nations command lias rejected all of a long string of Red charges except one. It has admitted the accidental strafing of the Kaesong neutral zone Monday, The Pelping raido quoted a Communist correspondent at Kaesong as declaring: The cease-fire talks could start again immediately and agreement could he reached in a short time 1C the Americans accepted the military realities" and took Ihu rcsixmslbilitli' for all the alleged neutrality violations. ' The u. N. command for the moment was saying nothing. It would ness at public hearings before the Senate special Investigations subcommittee, which is looking Into charges that Boyle used political influence to swing the loans. Asked by Chairman Hoey (D-NC) whether he had discussed the loans with Boyle, Williams declared: "I have never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Boyle or Mr. Gab- rjelson (Guy Hugh Gabrielson, Republican national chairman), either ne. 1 ' He added that he did know Max Sisklnd, Boyle's law partner, and E. Merl Young, a onetime frequenter of the White House. A Senate banking subcommittee has named Young as a man with "unusual Influence" on RFC Joans. Young is a Missouri native, .^^.^i. ' v - 1 -'•'•' Air Force Forms 'Pilotless' Guided Missile Squadron WASHINGTON, Sept. 13. (AP)—The Air Force disclosed today it is forming its first guided missile squadron equipped witii a new "pilotless bomber" type of weapon ap pavcntly intended for tactical use in warfare. An announcement said the bomlj- * er squadron is being formed at the 25 Attend Opening of Two-Day Industry Leaders Conference Twenty-five Blythevilie business men attended the first sessioi of a two-day Industry Leaders Conference being held here to provide information on the best way of protecting the free enterprise system. Two' nationally known speakers, guided missile center, Cocoa, on Oct. 1 and that it "will be the irst operational unit of Its kind In the Air Force." The squadron, the announcement said, will bo equipped initially with ;hc "Matador, B-G1 bomb- noy; in production hy the Glenn L, Martin Co.. of Baltimore, Md." The squadron will train at first as part of the Air Research and Development Command but later "it will he made combat-ready by intensive unit training under the supervision of the Tactical Air Command," the announcement satrt. ' Today':; disclosure followed closely recent statements by ' President. Truman . and several 'lien a tors regarding «ruaUon of "fnnUstlc" new weapons. An Air Force spokesman described the missile ns being similar in ap- Reds off high points Jn ruggi peamiee tg the swcpt-winy XB-51 Efl.U-Cenlral Korea. Martin jet'fighter, but snialtcr. The Allies gained the mounta H is powered with one jet engine.' l°P northeast of Kumhwa In Ic UN Troops Gain Command Peak In East Drive Roller-Coaster Push For Higher Points • Meets Light ^Defense u.s. "EIGHTH ARMY HEAD QUARTERS; Korea, sept. 13; (AP .—Allied troops -won another com mandlng mountain peak today their roller-coaster drive to. for. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy except scattered thundershowers in Three Are Hurt As Trucks Collide Dr. Neal Bowman and Stanley L. Phraner of the National Association of Manufacturers, are leading the discussions. Jimmy Terry is presiding over the conference sponsored by the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, the Associated Industries of Arkansas and the National Association of Manufacturers. Th e k eyn ote ad d re ss was g iven by Alvin Huffman, Jr., who cited local leadership a s the best investment in free enterprise. Dr. Bov. : man began his talk this morning with a "soap box oration' 1 he called typical of the Communist voice of opposition, A spirited discussion, led by Mr. Phraner, then answered (he Red charges given in the "oration." The business men present were charged with the responsibility of being salesmen of free enterprise and Dr. Bowman gave them liter- , ature on the system and talked of LoYCtt Gets Approval the psychology of selling free enterprise. Controls Not Answer The spokesman emphasized that it Is a "guided missile." not merely a drone airplane of the type used experimentally during recent years. There is no provision for a pilot in tiie plane. living. "Price controls are not the answer because they do not affect the fundamental reason for inflation." Mr. Phraner said. When consumer goods and money in circulation are not in balance, inflation exists, the NAM economist continued. Increased productivity of civilian consumer goods Is the answer, Mr. Phraner said, but he pointed out that in a period of armament or rearmament there is little or no hope for an increase. "One way of curbing Inflation would be a short nm ol taxation to take money out of circulation, 1 ' Mr. Pliraner said. The NAM speakers said they wanted to make it clear that the conference is not an anti-labor meeting. than three hours of fighting agai only light Red resistance. .The same United Nations troo. captured another peak nnd seven surrounding ridecs in'the same area it even say what was In the latest ed note handed Allied liaison of- -ers Wednesday. The Allied officers has Just hanrt- . the Reds a note apologizing [or ic accidental strafing of the Kae- ig neutral zone hy an Allied B-26 omber on Monday. Note Not Made Public The U.N. command has not niada ic Red note public, and has refused o comment on it. The command usually releases opies of such notes as soon as they re received from (he U.N. advance eadquartcrs at Munsan. The Public information Office or the headquarters of Supreme \llicd Commander Gen. Matthew B. Rldgway said it, has been unable o develop information on the note ftcr several tries. A PIO spokesman aid lie had "no idea" when the note vould be released. Sources in Korea said spokesmen at the advance headquarrt»s were idvised from Tokyo not to disclose he contents of the note until specifically Instructed to do so. Speculation Varies When the note was first handed, over, correspondents speculated that, t was the Reds' official rejection of Ridgwny's suggestion that the stalled negotiations be resumed T\t new site, The Chinese Red radio it Pelping had broadcast such a message a few hours earlier. Speculation grew thnt the communication might contain a new proposal—or a fresh complaint— from the Communist high command. The Red oftirer who handed the envelope to I,t. Col. Lawrence Hill of Montgomery, Ala., U.N. command liaison officer, said merely that it was for Ridgway from the Communist leader's. North Korean Premier Kirn II Sung and Chinese Gen. Peng Tcli&unl. It was considered possible that. Ridgway was holding up the not« untU'rlB receives the official Communist reaction-to the not* ot-apol—^—* ogy (or strafing Kaesong. Apology lacks Response The Reds have not responded officially to the Allied apology. But the Red radio has lost no time m building propaganda around It. "At last," the Pelping radio said Wednesday night, "Ridgway .has been forced to admit that one tA his planes carried out Monday morning's strafing attack on Kae- City Pay Hikes To Be Studied Council Group to Meet On Requested Raises Alderman L. G. Nash, chairman or the Cit.y Council Finance Committee said today he would schedule a meeting early next week to consider wage raises lor city Sanitation and Street Department em- ployes. The committee also ts to consider R proposal to buy a new street (lusher, an item which City Engineer Ciandc Alexander has called song. "His claim that the attack was Wednesday. The Reds put up a fobt-by-foot defense, An Allied officer said Thursday j « mistake Is absurd." there was "FI definite decrease of] Another broadcast asserted the reed strength In the sector." The] strafing \VEIS "Just as deliberate as area is just ea^t of the Red's old the previous two attacks on Vatn "iron triangle' troop assembly arc in central Korea. They^said that although they will j "almost, indispensable." The old criticize labor policies, they also will j one is beyond repair, he said. criticize business policies that arc: A report nn both propositions Ls contrary to the free enterprise sys- j duc w ( U nn ten days, according to - Allied troops v.'lth flamethrowers i armistice talks, and bayonets captured six vital peaks Wednesday in bitter local fights that raged cast of Kumhwa lo the vicinity of Kansong Sea of Japan coast. The battlclinc in the east is roughly 25 .miles north of parallel 38. old dividing line between North and South Korea. The fighting of the past few days has pushed Allied positions forward as much as three and one-hnlf miles in some sectors. nie-Ilard Reds Shot On some of the heights, die-hard 1 It's headquarters." U. Gen. Nam 11 is the chief Red negotiator at lha Mr. Phraner said price controls will not curb the inflationary trend j as he wound up the morning scs- MANIIjA, Sept. 13—Three persons sion by discussing price factors and were injured slightly in an accident on Ploodway Road near Mllllgan Ridge at about 8 p.m. yesterday when two trucks collided. Hurt were Bobby Ray Scott, 15, WASHINGTON. Sept. 13. Ccunci] resolution passed Tuesday night when a request by sanitation employes for increased wages ! was relerrcd to tbe committee. — '' The \vnvkcrs now are being paid The Senate Armed Services Com- ; "5 cents per hour and draw takc- mittee today unanimously approved 1 home pay averaging S40 weekly, confirmation ot Robert A. Lovettj The street Ilushcr proposal is to as secretary of defense to .slice-sect | go to the Purchasing Committee Gen. George C. Marshall. (See re-; after consideration by the finance 'age 3.) i grcup. facts and figures for the purpose i Mrs- Ed Brown and Thelma Brown. of better familiarizing them with l5 - COOLER southeast half. Cooler this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonighfc and Friday. Cooler tonight. Warmer in northwest portion Friday. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight and Friday; cooler southeast por tion tonight; slightly warmer Friday: low tonight 45-50; high Friday 15-80 Minimum this morning—64. Maximum yesterday—93. Sunset today—6:10. Sunrise tomorrow—5:42. Precipitation "24 hours to 7 am — K85. Total since Jan. 1—34.62, Mean temperature (mithvay between high and low>— 78,5. No rma 1 mea n tempera t u re f o r September—74.2. , This Rale Last Ye*r Minimum this morning—65. Maximum yesterday— 86. Precipitation Janaury 1 to this dale last year—52,11. the disease. The club's Board of Directors, in a short meeting yesterday afternoon, voted to donate $25 to the National Cotton Picking Contest and authorized the erection of church service reminder highway signs at the entrances to the city. The board also authorized the According to State Police, a truck driven by the Scott youth collided with a trtick driven by the Brown girl about five miles south of here when she made a left turn into n church driveway during a heavy rain. About $900 damage was done to each vehicle, officers said. ulltliiYLl __ _ on i e Burglars Enter Manila Oil Firm MANILA. Sept. 13—Chief of Police Lee Baker said today he was checking on several suspects believed involved In the burglary of Planter's Oil Company here Tuesday night. The oil firm was entered about Reds were shot or burned to death ! 10 "'dock and $12. a 21 pistol and In stone bunkers that sometimes had j Possibly four automobile tires were only one opening- a firing flit fac-j 11>fccn - according (o L. E. Townsend, ing the oncoming Allies. manager. The fishting for the peaks erupt- Cliicf Baker said the building v.u club to purchase one hot meal a I s . tate Trooper Clyde Barker and day at the Bljthevllle High School cafeteria for each of two underprivileged children whose illness has been diagnosed as malnutrition. Soybeans Sep Nov Jan Mar I May High ... 298 .... 211 .... 274 .... 276'.... 278-K Low 289'. 268 \ S71-\ 274 276 Close 290 li 269 272 274'., 276'i N. O. Gorton Ocl , Mar May July Open High Low Close 3457 3463 3453 3484 3457 3442 3464 3445 3486 346C 3490 3463 3479 3452 34i6 Chief of Police Lee Baker Investigated. Tin Substitute found RICHMOND. Va, Sept. 13. f/Fi— Production of a substitute for tin developed by the Reynolds Metals Company will begin immediately in Ihe company's aluminum foil plants, according to J. Louis Reynolds, vice president. New York Cotton cd four days ago. On the rolling hills and plains of the western front, action was slow. Allied patrols .scanned Red positions for signs of a strike from their built-up forces there. AP Correspondent Stan Carter reported that at least 250.000 tank- supported Communist troops were believed In position on the western and west-central fronis for a possible thrust at Seoul, South Korean capital. Hncculallon Caused hy Moon He said there sue no signs that n-. Red smash is imminent but that there was speculation the Commu- I nlsts iniiiht try to drive this weekend, when the Korean moon Is full. In the past. Reds have chosen the nights of full mnon for attack. Most sources. Carter said, doubted, (he Rcd= nlan a major attack Set WAR nn Pajrc II entered through a back door. Oct Mar May July Open Hlih lew . 3466 3466 3450 . 3410 3411 3454 . 3487 . 3485 3461 3465 New York Stocks START ANOTMKK LAP IN STKAM-GASOMNK K.U'K— Drivers R. H <Rltbt?> |3tl.;umly «Ir|li. 10, ami John H. Bnuise,'7fi, exchange remarks as they "toe 11 the mark before start of another lap in their Chicago , ^ to New York race between the 1913 Stanley Steamer iright) and 1911 gasoline-powcted stoddard Dnytoi. i standard of N J A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola ... .. Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester J. C. Penney Republic Rteel Radio . ocony Vacuum The Stanley Steamer was first lo arrive In Detroit, but the gasoline buggy -f as declared ahead by 55 minutes elapsed time. Girl In the auto !s Mi»s Klearwr Hall, employe of the Chicago Museum of Science and India- 3488 3468 3415 3490 3168 3479 ! lr i'- wno ls mal " n 8 ">« trl P- 'AP WIrephoto) (See story on Page 5.) Corp Seai-s . U s Steel . Sou Pac . . 161 1-B; 64 7-8! 49 3-4! 50 71 3-1 1CD 1-2 62 3-8 51 1-4 12 3-4 19 1-4; . 35 , . 69 .1-1 44 1-4 . 22 3-4 37 1-3 . 2S 1-4 69 1-8 . 59 1-2 . 56 . 45 1-4 . 64 1-2 EXTUUS CONTEST — Miss Charley Ruth Bhnkciiship Ins been entered in the American Legion Fair Cucen contest at Caruthersville by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce. NSiss Btankenshlp was winner of the "'Miss Blytheville" title at the Jaycce Beauty Pageant hers 'hi* summer. ''Uvic fhilx in Southeast Mi.^ouii and Northeast Ark- tnsa^ Slave been invited to sponsor entrants In the contest to choose an official hostess for the annual Fair held at Cauithers- ville. The five-day event will begin Ocl. 3 this year.

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