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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVII—NO. 151 Blythsville Dally Newi Blythevllte Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevflle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1951 TWELVE PAGES West to Rush •German Arms France Says Reich Soldiers Must Be Part of Overall Army WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. (AP)—The Big Three foreign ministers said today negotiations will be pressed "as rapkfly as possible" to bring West Germany into the European defense lineup. The big three—the U. S., Britain and France—also announced a decision to make a "new and resolute effort" to bring about an agreement with Russia on a final postwar settlement with Austria. -* A communique, issued near McMath Income Tax Returns Are Involved in Suit Three West Memphis v Men Told to Produce T Books and Papers LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 14. (API- Governor McMuth's income tax returns between 1945 and 1950 are involved in a suit filed in federal court here today by U. S. District Attorney James P. Gooch. Gooch requested that the court direct three West Memphis. Ark., businessmen to produce books and papers sought by the Internal Revenue Department in an Investigation, of the Arkansas governor's income tax reports. The petition states that the three West Memphis men had not complied with summons issued last May to appear before a special internal revenue agent. Three Men Named The three businessmen are named as John Mac Smith of the Merchants ii Planters Bank; J. C. Johnson of the Johnson Motor Co., and J. C. McCaa of the McCaa Chevrolet Co. They are asked to produce information about any payments for any reason to Sidney S. McMath during the five year .period. - Exhibit Attached , An %hiiiiif ii'tuehed to tHe' ; peti- tic-n'iho'ws that Special Agent John jKniery last May had asked Smith 4^<o produce "all details relating to a check drawn on Merchants-and Planters ^Bank of West Memphis dated,'June 7, 1948, payable to Sid "McMath in.the amount of $7,000 on the accoufifs of B. o. Dickey; "And;a check drawn by John M. Smith on-the Merchants and Planters John M. Snilth Sept. 23, 1948, payable to Sid McMath-in the amount of $2,SOQ and any and all other transactions in which he paid to Sid McMath and any money In any amounts, either for himself or on behalf of any other person or ^persons, together with all supporting data, in' the matter of the income tax liability of Sidney S. McMath for the years 1945 to 1950 inclusive.' The petition that subpertaes be issued, directing Smith, Johnson and McCaa to appear before Emery here Sept. 27. communique, issued near the close of a five-day conference, said Secretary of State Acheson, British foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison and French Foreign Minister Robert Schuinan "found solid grounds for confidence in the growing strength and unity of the free world." They announced "sympathy" for Italy's proposal to revise its peace treaty setting a maximum of 300,000 men on Italian armed forces and said "this will be the subject of further conversations between the governments." Big Three Agree The Big Tliree said they have agreed on instructions to the high commissioners [or West Germany on negotiating a peace contract with the Bonn government. SINGLE COPIES FIYJ UN Doughboys Wrest Mountain from Reds France Will Not Okay German National Army PARIS. Sept. 14. Wj—The French Ministry said today re- of Germans for Western will begin only when the Foreign cruiting defense framework of a European Army has been established. It said that under no circumstances can there be even'the nucleus of a German national army. The foreign mmistry issued the statement in denying a report in the newspaper.Figaro that Foreign Minister Robert'Schuman had consented to "the immediate raisins of German contingents under the authority of the Atlantic organization." , Report Is Denied A government.! spokesman at first told a' reporter Figaro's report from Washington was correct, but 3 \y-Aif'- !r,tcr he' it;;?.honed to say the' information 'was' wrong and.the foreign ministry would issue an'-official denial. The-UJS. any Britain have agreed to the French.idea of a European army as-a means of settling differences about, the German contribution. The Gelman units would be subordinate to the overall European command. The U*S. ha'd been pressing to get Germans into the Atlantic defense setup as soon as possible, because getting agreement on European army plans through the various parliaments is bound to be a slow process. 7957 Football Season to Open Here Tonight- Mel Hay (above), co-captain and ace passer of thc Blytheville Chicks, gets his passing'arm cocked and ready for the opening game of the 1951 high school football season against Marked Tree at Haley Field tonight at a o'clock. Considered one of the state's top passers, Mel passed the Chicks to their second state Class AA championship in three years last year and hopes to do as well this year. In tonight's game, the Chicks will be seeking their 17th consecutive victors' Their last loss was to Smackover in a state playoff game in 1949. Last year they won 15 games. The Chicks will be favored to whip the visiting Marked Tree aggregation tonight. (Courier News Photo). ' Work on Bridge To Resume after <$Delay due to Rain S. J. Cohen of Coften Construction Company here said today that work on the cast, "fill" of the nc Big Lnke Bridge will be resumed tomorrow morning if no more rain falls before then. Work was temporarily delayec yesterday after a 1.85-inch rainfall Wednesday night. For the past week, crews have been working 24 hours a dkiy to compete work on the bridge project. The present phase of thciwork involves joining the bridge proper to a supplementary span and the eastern levee. A fleet of earih movers and bull- cJoi'frs is being used to speed the work in an effort to complete the project by next month. It Was 1851 But Congress Today Could Sing 82nd Verse of Song Inflation Poses Threat To Western Build-Up WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. (if, — The United states, Britain and France today discussed a major threat to the West's defensive buildup: inflation. How to keep inflation from wrecking the rearmament drive and along with it the economies of Western Europe was a topic of talks by the Big Three foreign ministers. Secretary of the Treasury Snyder. British treasury chief Hugh Gaitskell and French Finance Minister Rene Mayer sat in on thc meeting. Murder Suspect !s Returned to Caruthersville By FRANCIS J. KELLY WASHINGTON. Sept. 14. I/P,—A whitewash job at the V.";-.ite House, the peril of inflation, revenue frauds, and a federal budget of $48,000,000 (yes, million) were hot issues before Congress . . . one hundred years ago, that is. The overriding interests and many of the problems of the lawmakers haven't changed much in a century, as a check of (he record of the opening days of the 32nd Congress showed todav. Of course, there was that matter of buying 50 barrels of salt to carry out a treaty .obligation to the Winnebago Indians. And conservative elements were demand- ins an Investigation of the Army's experiment in using camels as park animals on the great plains. Otherwise, members were plugging as usual'for improvement of navigation on the upper Mississippi, construction of a lighthouse at Sand Key, Fla., a change ir. the postage rate for newspapers, and the establishment of various naval yards, branch mints nrrt other government installations in their home states. Pretty extensive repairs and im- pravements were contemplated at the White House, then occupied l>5 President Miilard Fillmore. These betterments, including whitewashing the interior of the residence and laying out fancy gravel walks on the grounds, were budgeted at $6,150. The white- wash must not. have held the building together very, well; it is •being renovated nbw at a cost 61 some 57,000,001). The federal government had spent $48.004,878.68 the year be- fore, and President Fillmore's opening message to Congress called attention "to the enhancement of prices and a rising spirit of speculation and adventure. • See 82ND VERSE Page 12 Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and a little wanner this afternoon N. O. Cotton 14— this CARUTHERSVILLF.. Sept William Lance, 17-year old 'negro was returned to the Pemiscot County jail yesterday from Chicago where he was captured and held on a fugitive' warrant, Pemiscot County Sheriff's office morning. Lance Is charge with the Sept 4 murder of Wolf Khouri, Hayti merchant who was blackjacked to efeath in his store, A preliminary hearing of the case has been set. for Thursday, John Bay.'clerk of Pemiscot County Magistrate's Court, said. WARMER tonight and Saturday. Missouri forecast: Fair weather through Saturday: continued moderate lemperatures; low tonight in 50's: high Saturday near 80. Minimum this morning—32. Maximum yesterday—87. Sunset today—6:09. Sunrise tomorrow—5:43. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. — None. Total since Jan. 1—34.6V. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)— 69.5, Nurinul menn temnev.uute tot This Diilc Last Year Minimum this morninz—G4, Maximum yesterday—83. Precipitation January 1 to this date lest year—$2.11. Oct Dec Mar May July Open High Low Close . 3453 3474 3458 3474 . 3463 3477 31G1 3475 . 3480 34?G 3480 3«j . 3485 3497 3483 3497 . 3443 3458 3442 Italy Nears Open Break With Czechoslovakia ROME. Serpt. 14. (AP)—Italy moved closer today to an outright diplomatic break with Communist-led Czechoslovakia. The situation was intensified last night when the foreign ministry announced Italy had called her consul general home immediately from Bratislava and ordered the Czechs to close their consulate in Milan by tomorrow. 'Hills Battle 1 Is Continued Six Soviet-Type Tanks Hit in West U. S. EIGHTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Sept. M. (AP)—United Nations Doughboy's today wrested a towering penk from bit- toi'ly resisting Reds north of Ynnggu as the bloody "battle of the hills" ground on in ess- tern Korea. On the other end of the peninsula, six Russian-type T-34 tanks and two self-propelled Rims were spotted west of Yonchon. They were immediately attacked by U.N. artillery, planes and tanks. An Allied briefing officer said they were dug in. nnd apparently designed for defensive purposes bs the Reds. :n the air war. Allied planes roared through Korean skies on close support missions for thc infantij and slashing attacks at Red supply lines. One Marine Corsair lighter was downed by Communist ground fire The Fifth Ail' Force said there was no chance of pilot survival. For the first time in six days there were n reports of jet battles. Ground action was concentratec along the spiny ridges o( Korea eastern front. Mountain Captured The U.N. fool troops captured towering mountain peak there afie getting reports that it was thinl defended. But die-hard North Koreans re pulsed a U.N. attack on anothe mountain to the west. A briefing officer said Atliei troops on one mountain slope re ceived "an unusually large amount of Red mortar fire. The Red tanks in Ihe west wer spotted west of Yonchon, abou even miles north of Parallel 38 s on Ihe main north-south n from Seoul to Chorwon. Three ucrc seen on a road in th valley, and three others and the tw gnns on a nearby ridge. An Allied-tank fo'i;ce.. move'n" to within 2,000 yard's and opene fire. Plant* Attack Tanks Warplnnes roared down inscreatr Ing dives attacking the tanks. A observers made no Immediate claim One report said that ntlcr the first' air strike, the tank crews broke from covet; to replace camouflage knocked iff by the blast of explosions. The vehicles were dug in. with only the tops of their hulls and See WAR Page 1Z 'Full Moon' Is Warning For Korea SEOUL, Sept. 14. Wj—"This ts the full moon," General James A. Van Fleet said today. "Tonight, tomorrow night and the following night are extremely critical." "Or so the dopesters tell me," he added with a smile. Van Fleet, commander of Allied ground forces in Korea, made that comment on a possible communist offensive In an Interview at a nearby airbasc. He was there to bid farewell to President Syng- man Rhee of South Korea. "The past - performance boys have the record book on their side." Van Fleet sairt, "lor the enemy has always waited until he had a full moon before launching iiny major offensive. But there has been many full faces ot the moon since May." President Rhee arrived In Seoul this morning ana had lunch with Van Fleet. The chief executive of the Republic of Korea and Ihe Eighth Army commander then took off In a light airplane to visit a Korean army training base. "The training my men are receiving Ls wonderful. They are full of confidence in themselves and know their weapons." Rhee said. ease-Fire Talks temain Ruptured 23rdSfraightDay UN, Enemy Await Answers on Latest Notes to Each Other TOKYO, Sept. 14. (/!>)—Korean armistice talks remained ruptured for the 23rd day as the U. N. command and (he Communists today awarted answers to their latest notes to each other. The Allied board of strategy wants the red reaction to the U.N. apology for the strafing of the Kaesong conference site early Monday morning. The Reds want Gen. Matthew B. Ritlgway's reply to their rejection of his suggestion that the truca talks be moved to another site. Ridgway's headquarters disclosed for the first lime today the Communist high command's refusal to meet In a new place. The message from North Korean Gen. Kim II Sung and Chinese Gen. Peng Teh-Hual was delivered to a U.N. command liaison officer at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Panmun- Jum, Communist outpost southeast of Kaesong. USAF Plans Survey Of Blytheville Base An engineering survey of the air base here will ba made tomorrow by the Air Force but the study "involves no commitment to make use of the field," Air Force headquarters said in a telegram Mayor Doyle Henderson received this morning. ' Here's How City Tax Rate Breaks Down Do you know where your city tax payments go? Here's how the ll.l-mill city tax rate is broken down according to the table passed Tuesday night by the City Council. The rate is the same -as that passed last year. City General Fund—live mills. City Hall Fund—2.2 mills. Blytheville Hospital—1.8 mill. City Park Fund—one mill. Firemen's Pension and Relief Fund—one tenth mill. City Library—one mill. The 11.1 mill per dollar turn- back is made from taxes paid 3453! Io thc Mississippi County collect- I or's office. * A firmly worded announcement by the ministry declared "a long] series of offensive actions" by thc I Czechoslovaks had made It "practically impossible to operate" the Bratislava consulate. New York Cotton Soybeans Oct Dec Mar May Open High Low ; Sep 34S2 3479 3462 3473! Nov 3470 3485 34G9 3182 ! Jan 3479 3498 3473 3407 i Mar 3485 3407 3484 3434! May July 3445 3460 3415 3459 July •m\- 275" . 277^1 Low 235 269 274'278% Close 285?; 269 ',i 27,i 277 278 Kaly Is "Fed Up" Sources at the Palazzo Chigi, Italy's foreign ministry, told reporters that Italy would no longer put up with "this treatment, of her diplomats." They said "offensive actions" at Bratislava, capital of Slovakia Included: 1. Frequent police detention and interference with the Italian consul general himself. 2. Constant and rigid surveillance of the consulate under Ine guise of a police guard. 3. Intimidation and interference with employes ot the consulate. 4. Refusal of normal service- even medical treatment. Osceola Buys Generator Unit Milwaukee Firm's Bid Is Lowest- Drive to Unseat Mossadegh New York Stocks GrOWS in lmn/S Oil A T and T Anier Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel "..' Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors .... Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester J. C. Penney Republic Steel x . ... Radio ., ... socony Vntnnm Studebaker Standard of N J , Texas Corp Sears U S Steel . ...:...'. Sou. Pac. , 63 3-8 72 5-8 19 3-8 34 1-4 72 1-4 44 1-4 2.1 7-8 M 7-8 28 1-4 68 5-8 59 1-8 55 7-8 44 1-2 65 3-4 TEHRAN, trail, Sept. 14. l,p,—A to unseat Premier Mohammed Mossadegh in the fight over Iran's oil nationalization policy was evthcring momentum both Inside aid outside the country today aia Ed-din, a former Coii- servatVe premier and pro-British nead if the inactive National Will Party, reopened his party head- quartirs and rallied supporters last adegh can be ousted, twisted an eco- but tjight in Pi ' a speech denouncine the nomic noo?e tighter about Iran by ordering ships already at sea with i tnls cargoes of 'certain scarce materials"; those U) charter course and head (or othjr ports These included sugar, rails and railroad lies. Most of thc ships iverc told to unload at Basra, Iraq. A board of trade spokesman said thc order was In line with the British government's decision to suspend thc financial and trade bcne- Ark-Mo Requests Rate Hike for 2 Industrial Users Tne Arkansas Public Service Commission In Little Rock today scheduled a hearing for Oct. 8 on a phase of the power rale Increases requested by Arkansas- Missouri power Company here. Thc Oct. 8 hearing will involve an Ark-Mo request V increase the rate lor which it .sells power to two Texas Eastern Transmission Corp. pumping stations located in Northeast Arkansas. This increase would total $138.000 annually on thc basis ol 1050 sales, Ark-Mo officials said here. OSCEOLA. Sept. 14— Purchase of 2.000-kilowatt generating unit for the Osccola Municipal Light and Power Plant from Ihe Nordburg Manufacturing Company of Milwaukee has heen approved by the City Council. Thc Norclburg bid of S345.000 was lhe lowest of three considered by thc council at a meeting Wednesday night, other bids were received from the Fairbanks Company. 1366,250, and the Baldwin. Lima. Hamilton Co.. 5383,610., Mayor Ben Butler said. Installation will be completed and Ihc new unit will be ready to operate in about a year, he said. Callable bonds secured by revenues from the power plant will be used to finance purchase of the new unit.Mnstallatlon of the new EencraUns! unit, will boost, the capacity or the plan to about 4,800 ikilowatls. j Increased power demands necessitated purchase o; thc unit. Mayor | Sutler said. "Our demands arc l growing every day," he explained. Mayor Butler also said work expected to bc^in "any day now on hlacktomjing of gravel stree In Osccola. About three or four mites of streets will be surfaced, he said Contract for this work been !rt to the Hogan Construction of Little Rock. S.MisscoNear 'Freedom' Goal Only 1,300 Signature! And $83 Needed to Meet 'Crusade' Quota OSCEOLA, Sept. H—South Misr •hisslppi County's Crusade for Freedom campaign today stood only 1,300 signatures and $83 from its • 951 goal, according to Faber A. White, county chairman for the drive. As of last night. Mr. White reported, a total of 2,700 signatures had bce t n obtained and S350 in cash contributions had been made In the south end of the county South Mississippi County's quotas for the campaign are 4,000 signatures and $433. Mr. White stated that the contribution total does not include campaign boxes set up In eacl community in that end of the county. These boxes have not been checked, he said. Thc county chairman said that he appointed co-chairmen and as- .'.igncri signature quotas for the various communities. No cash quotas were set. The community co-chairmen and their signature quotas are: Osccola—j. c. Buchanan, 2.000; Carson Lake—Allen Scgraves, 200; Grider—Harold Ohlcndorf—300; Victoria, Harry Anderson, 200; Bur- dctte—Tom Callis. 200; Driver- Miss Josephine Montague. 200; Wilson—D. D. Cash, 600; Luxora— Roy Houck. 300; Kelser—Joc Hil- llard. 300; Bassetl-Calvin Williams 100: Elop.-ah—Wilbur Wildy, 100; .• o i n e .---Harold Howerton. 200; Frenchman's Bayou—Oliver Clark, 200: Denwood and Shellord—C. U Henton, Jr., 100, • 7 T ne' Tactical AJr, Command will marrow"ancT'irit-meet.s Air Fores requirements, it will be "considered" for re-activation, the telegram said. The Air Force is conducting studies of former active air fields in order to determine the feasibility of utilizing these fields should there be any further expansion of the Air Force, according to Brig. Gen. Robert E. Eaton, director of the legislation and liaison section of the Air Force. This will be the third time in the last year that the Air Force has Inspected the base here, fn January, two Scott Air Force Base men mada a four-day "physical survey" of the field and said at the time "it is more or less a routine survey. The Air Force has lost contact with these inactive bases and we are to survey them and bring Air Force records up to date." Also Inspected Last Year A five-man group from Scott Base inspected thc field In August, 1950, and refused to comment on possible, re-actlvatton of the air base. In May of this year, an effort was ^ Auto Price Hikes Okayed WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. (API — The government today authorized automobile dealers to pass alone to their cnstcmcrs many factory price increases on new cars. , made by thc city council and the Chamber of Commerce to get partial rc-activiation of the base through a civilian-contract basic flight training school. The field was not among five selected lor use under the plan but officials said prospects for reactivation were "merely dimmed and far from dead." The high cost ol rehabilitation of the field was given as thc reason for not re-activating it at lhat time. Thc base was built here in 1942 by the Army Air force and ASS declared surplus and became the Blytheville Municipal Airport in 1948. The 516th Troop Carrier Wing r,E the Air Force Reserve used the base here as an auxiliary field for a little over a year and although it's still on auxiliary status, the equipment aiid personnel were removed In July of this year. icrca-=e was connected with asked for domestic service was requested separately became It involved Industrial rates. Overall Increases that would add about 5600,000 to th nnal Income were t 20. The schedule of increased rates, which reflected DCOXIS of about 12 NAM Economist Raps Requests For U.S. Aid on Local Projects Business men attending thc second-day session of an Industry Leaders Conference being held here heard Stanley U Phraner. National Association of Manufacturers economist, condemn the practice ol sending lax money to Washington and then asking for federal aid and loans for local projects. Mr. Phraner told the business, »« a mor e favorable split, dining leaders, who are being (rained to t the period of defense and re-arma- 14 opposition deputies in thc Ma)- The British treasury earlier in : Sfofe Draft Quota: 108 us imver house of parliament, sue "•- '- -•" -" "- ' - ccids In unseating the premier. in the week cut off Us guarantee cf „ ,- dollars to Iran. The move will make r.oonomle Xoose Tightened | it diffiruM for Iran to set raw ma- The British, hopeful that MOM-I terials from other sources. LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 14. (AP> — Arkansas' November draft call will b* [or 108 m«r,. "sell" ihe free cnierpnse system. tiiat B!ythe\ ille's .shire ol ihe 70 billion lUilliu- [edcial liudxi'.t U lie-jal ttebt, Mr. l»hvnner twcen .six aud .s'cven milliui dollars ;Iy approaching Ihe Autry Is Named On Committee L. H. Autry o[ limdette lia.s been named county chairman of a committee arran^ins statewide school day lor the Arkansas Livestock Show, officials of the show announced today. Mr. Antry said this morning ha plans to contact school officials and make arrangements for getting youngsters to the show in Little Rock. The Livestock Show runs from Oct. 1 to Oct. 6. Special educational exhibits and programs are to ba provided for the school day visitors, officials said. Inside Today'i Courier News Ire- ment, he continued. Blytheville','; share of the nation-' s\UV \* vapio-' dual evalua- ! • • l.Mchvllle ulrl find) —and it costs Just about J649.000 a tion of real property in thc city. ' '* ncl "swell" . . . Pace 8. year to run the citv government j The NAM is in favor of ciitlms ' • • • rorlagcvilts Soybean Fes- and schools, he said. I unnecessary spending and putting I llval O r rns Sr P l - 21 ... 1'aje J. More tax money should be kept (the re-armament program on a I ...Chick "Bees" lost to E*rtt a I. home in the first placr. he said.; pay-a.«-yort-Bo plan In so far is it 5 "' • • ' Fa *' '• However, it would o« difficult to' Se. CHAMBER P»»e 14 I ___

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