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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSA* AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. XLVII—NO. 152 Blythevill* Daily Newi Blytheville Courier MJ£sUsippl Valley Leader Biytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 35, 1951 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* ! Acheson in Ottawa Tor NATO Meeting Council May Extend Alliance To Include Greece, Turkey OTTAWA, Sept. 15, (AP)—Secretary of State Acheson, fresh from Big Three, decisions on Germany in Washington, arrived here today for a meeting of the North Atlantic Council. The council js expected to extend the Atlantic alliance to include Greece and Turkey. The Greek-Turkish issue will notfr be resolved without stiff debate, diplomatic informants said, but in the end the 12-nation NATO control group is expected to vote for the American proposal to .extend the organization to the eastern Mediterranean countries. Acheson flew in, arriving at the Royal Canadian Air Force Rockcliffe Air Fort. French Foreign Minister Sehuman had arrived during the night and British Foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison also was flying here.. . The NATO counc il meet i n g was ichfiduted to open at 11:30 a.m. EST. In the meeting here, Acheson told jkjtfporters, "we have steps which we J^'tll consider both as to the scope of (he organization and as to its extent." Greece Topic of ' r alk He said he was talking about the question of including Greece and Turkey as members of the alliance and also the problem of making the NATO "more enduring In peace time." Acheson was accompanied by a plane load of U.S. officials led by Treasury Secretary John Snyder, who will participate in NATO financial talks; William C. Foster, newly- designated deputy secretary of defense, and Ambassador-at - Large Phillip C. Jessup, one of his advisers. Diplomatic Informants said, some of the smaller Western European countries, though, expected to go along In the end, are still cold to the idea ol extending the alliance Into the eastern Mediterranean. Biff Three to Go Ahead The Big Three ol the Western world announced there last night that they had decide to go ahead "as rapidly as possible" to give Western Germany a new degree if independence under a series of peace contracts, aimed at bringing Germany into the western, defense sys- ii^ 1 One top diplomat in Washington expressed hope this would lead la Germany military units lor proposed European army — under General Dwlght D. Eisenhowei Se* TREATY on Page 10 M'Math Puzzled By U.S. Curiosity About His Taxes 'It Was a Campaign Fund and Reported/ Governor Asserts Weather kaftsa* forecast: Generally fair afternoon. Partly cloudy to COOLER cloudy tonight and Sunday. Wide ly scattered showers a.nd coole Sunday and In north portion, Missouri forecast: Mostly cloud; this afternoon with scattered show ers east and south portions; Sun day fair, cooler southeast; low lo night 35 to 42 42-50 south; nig ^Sunday in 70s. B Minimum this morning—65- Maximum yesterday—87. 'Sunset today—6:07. Sunrise tomorrow—5:43, Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a,n —none. Total since Jan. 1—34.62. Mean temperature (midway- between high and low)—M6. Normal mean temperature for September—74.2. This I>atc Last Year Minimum this morning—59. Maximum yesterday—75. Precipitation January 1 to this date last year—52.56. LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 15, (AP) Governor McAlath says he can se no reason why federal autliorUie are curious about money he receiv ed from three Crittenden Count political supporters. "It is well established that cam palgn contributions expended in political campaign are not assesse against the candidate as persona income tax purposes" said Me Math. His statement was in answer I a move by U.S. District Attorney James P. Gooch to compel the West Memphis business men to divulge details of financial transactions with IcMath in 1948. McMath ran for his first term as overnor in 1948. He now Is serving ils second two-year term. Gooch asked the federal court lere for an order requiring the men, ohn Mae Smith of the Merchants i and Planters Bank of West Mem-' )his, J. G. Johnson and J. C. Mc- 'aa, auto dealers, to explain checks made out to the governor. The action was filed in connection with ^n investigation of ..Gov- ernor'McMath's income tax returns Between 1945 and. 1948. 3 Asked to Appear The petition said the three men had been asked to appear before Special Internal Revenue Agent John Emery last May bxit had not complied. McMath said his funds he received from the men were campaign contributions, adding that the information sought by the government was provided investigators several months ago. At West Memphis, McCaa, said he had not been notified ol any hearing. "When they subpena me, I'll be there," he said, adding; "I made a campaign contribn tion of about $3.000. That was all i was. It is the only dealing I havi ever had with Mr. McMath. It's al past history as far as I'm con cerned." Johnson Declined Johns on said that he had de clined lo supply the data when asked to do so last spring on th ground that it would put him In the position of a "prosecutor/' "Since we haven't been on friend ly terms (with McMath) of late, w decided the best policy would be t lei the government take legal ac tion rather than have it appea that we were in the role of prose cutors." Smith was not available for com ment. In a prepared statement McMat said: "In 1947, one year before I ar nounced for governor, my support ers in Crittenden County, incluc ing Judge J. C. Johnson, John Ma Smith and J. C. McCaa, pledged See McMATH on Page 10 RFC Official Says 'Rules' By-Passed St. Louis Loan Details Pointed Up at Hearing WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. (fl>>—A Reconstruction Finance Corporation official te.sciiied today the RFC's usual reviewing procedure was completely by-passed for a $465,000 loan granted a St. Louis printing firm in 19-19. Ernest B. Howard, RFC employe for 19 years and cliiel of its business loans branch in 1949, appeared before the Senate investigating subcommittee probing three RFC loans totalling $645,000 to the Americai Lfthofold Corp.. of St. Louis. The bjg government lending agency had turned down the firm's first three loan applications before it reversed itself. The 'subcommittee has receivec sworn testimony that Democrat! National Chairman William M Boyle, Jr., helped promote the RFC loans. Boyle has denied the charge Some (lot Gratuities Senator Mundt (R-SD) said th Senate investigators have evidenc that "some people" in the Ameri can Lithofold case "got gratuilie. far greater" than caused the firin of an RFC official yesterday. The RFC yesterday fired Olive R. Kraft, assistant manager of it St. Louis branch office, with! hours after he admitted to the sub committee that he had accepted free vacation trip to Wisconsi om a lithofold official during th an negotiations. "We have evidence in our file hat some people in this picture go gratuities of far greater value tha ' five-day vacation in Wisconsin lundt said at the hearing. He di ot elaborate. Howard, in his testimony, con irmed one portion of testimon esterday by James E. Toole, for ner Lithofold treasurer, whos lick, black diary has been a ke ocuinent- in the investigatio "oole said he learned from Ho\ rd thnt the $465,000 loan, the se nd made to the .St. Louis fin processed "up there," in htg echelons, without go in hrough usual channels-.-. . Howard said today he; had a faint recollection" or such a con- ersaiion but denied a long series of eferences to him in Toole's diary which Tcole said Howard was ivirig him information in connec- ion with Lithofold loans. Bases U .S. FIFTH AII^ FORCE HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Sept. 15. (AP)—The first powerhouse punch In Korea by the 1,200 jets and bombers the Reds are reported to have massed In Manchuria might signal the long withheld unleashing \>t Allied air might against Manchurian air bases. That, In Dflect, was suggested Friday by the commander or the U. S. Fifth Air Force and by highly placed sources in Washington. "Current restrictions do not permit me to attack airdromes across the Yalu River (boundary for North Korea and Manchuria)," said Maj. Geiii Frank P. Everest in a statement. "But I would assume that if (he United Nations forces were attacked in force in the air. these restrictions would be lifted." ?ed Air-Power Holds Balanct In Washington, it was understood at the top military level that, once tile Reds used their planes In force against Allied troops the Allies would retaliate by going after Ihe Manchurian bases and pin- suing the Red planes north of the Yalu. These officials said they anticipated no political difficulties with other U. N. nations should retaliation be necessary. Presently when the Russian-type MIO-15 jets sally into North Korea In groups up to around 60, they usually tangle for only a few minutes with American jets and then whoosh back acr'oss the Yalu. The pursuing Allied Jets stop at the river. Gen. Douglas MacArlhur, before his dismissal from his commands, frequently had deplored the existence of what he called "this privileged sanctuary." The issue was among those involved in his dismissal. Allied Airmen Chafed at Restriction The fact that Allied airmen have chafed at the restriction has been an open secret for months In Korea. The Reds are reported to have built up an Air Force In Manchuria about equal to U. S. air power In Korea. Top defense chiefs In Washington are known to fear a Pearl Harbor type of air attack. Planes and equipment In Korea have been dispersed to minimize losses in case of a surprise attack. Even if a heavy Red air assault failed to lift the Manchurian ban, Everest indicated his pilots would welcome one. "It might cause us a little temporary embarrassment" he Said, "but it's the only way we can get at them at present." • Allied Bayonet Assault Wins Strategic Heights Troops Fight 2-Hour Hand-to-Hand Battle U. S. EIGHTH ARMY HKMJQUAHTKRS, Korea, Sunday, Sept. 16. (AP)—The heaviest artillery barruse on the six-week "battle of the hills" crashed down on the North Korean Communists Saturday as lied Infantry fought the Unllru Nations almost to a standstill on the wild mountain front. U. S. EIGHTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Sepl. 15. (AP)—Allied troops wielding bayonets today'captuved sLnitcgk high ground northwest of Kumhwa after a two hour hand-to-hand hattle with Red troops. An Allied officer said it was "one* of the hardest fought battles on Enemy Claims ROK's Invaded Kaesong Area Allies Leave Talks Up to Communists; 'It's Their More' Speakers Bureau Is Planned At Industry Leaders Meeting Machinery to organize a speakers bureau was set in motion at the final session of the' Industry Leaders Conference at Hotel Noble yesterday. Pledges Solving of State School Problems HARRISON, Ark., Sept. 15. (iP)-~ Governor McMnlli said yesterday that Arkansas' school problems would be ironed out before the 1953 session of the legislature. But he didn't say how. The governor spoke at the dedication of paving on Highwuy 43 between Harrison and Bergman. Biggest problem of the schools is money. And a word or 5,0 aboul this was said in Little Rock. Assistant State Education Commissioner Arch Ford repo r ted that in created revenue collections would offset less than one-tenth of a $3 million drop in stale aid to local school districts in the 1951-52 school year. Drunk Driving Cases Bring Fine, Forfeiture One man was finrd and another forfeited bond in Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor, J. M. Croft was iinod $100 and costs and sentenced Lo a day in jail and' P. M. Ford for lei led a J111.25 cash bond. Many Ways To Pay Poll Tax by Oct. 7 You can get a poll lax receipt in person, by mail or by sending a member of your immediate family—but which ever way you want to use, do it before Oct. 1. Foil tax payments cannot be made after midnight Monday, Oct. I and voters are required to have a poll tax receipt. Laws on voting require a person to have lived in the state a year, the county for six months, and the voting precinct for 30 days prior to the election. Poll taxes arc paid at the Sheriff and Collector's office on. • the second floor of the Court House, Information needed includes name, post office address, race, school district, township or voting precinct, and, if getting the receipt for a relative, relationship to the person for whom the tax is paid. Only members of a family may purchase receipts for each other. If payment is made by mail, each payment must be ki a separate envelope, except that all payments for a family may be In jne envelope, Sheriff and Collec- or William Berryman said. The payment has to reach the Col teeter's oil ice before mid- uivjht Monday. The conference wound up its two- ay meeting, which was directed by Dr. Neal Bowman and Stanley L 'hrahc'f, both of the National As- cclatton'-' of - - Man ulau turers. Noble Gill, in summarizing the mrpose of the forum, pointed out 'hat other groups In this area de- erve the benefit of the discussions "It is our intention," he satd, "to ee that the things we have learner under Dr. Bowman and Mr. Phraner will be carried to other people it 'LIS area." A steering committee will be ap Minted to set up the speakers bureau. This committee, Mr. Gill stat ed, will call a meeting of the mei who participated in the confercnci which ended yesterday. Details of the bureau, he said will be announced after the twf meetings. The forum was sponsored by NAM the Slate Chamber of Commerce anc Blytheville's Chamber ofComnlerce It was attended by more than 2 Blytheville businessmen. the west-central front since the Hnn crowing." Three limes the Allies stormed the hilt. Twice they were pushed back by small nrms, machine gun and mcrtar fire from deep bunkers on the slopes. The third time they used bayonets and drove the Communists off. The action lasted 10 hours. Elsewhere on the west-central front U.N. troops were subjected to heavy artillery and mortar fire throughout the day. Stiff Communist resistance and sporadic rain titjunHs slowed the Allied advance on the eastern front, Reds Hold Four Teaks I Th e Reds were throw n off on c peak north of Yaaggu, but held fast i four'others. The mountains ot eastern Korea choed with the blast of an all-out rtillery barrage that set a new high or this sector of the front. AP Correspondent Sttiu Carter aid an Allied tank force probing river valley north of Ynnggu was lit by heavy Red mortar and ar- illery fire and slowed by crude Communist road blocks of logs and moulders. Reds on one mountain peak in he east successful)}'* drove off day- ong attacks by Allied troops. The leak, northeast of inje, wns.honcy- :ombed with bunkers acid pill boxes rorn which the Reds threw a mur- cfeL'OLUi curtain of fire. Western Front Is <|ulrU The western front was relatively quiet. An ll-minutc practice alert blacked out the South Korean capital of Seoul Saturday night. A bright'moon made it n perfect night for bombing and foi 1 sonic minutes there WHS speculation in Seoul the Reds were oping their long expected air offensive. There was still no sign of any general Red offensive. But a dispatch from Hong Kong said the Chinese Communists were moving 100,000 inilitn troops to Karen. The dispatch sntd the story was rintcd in a Hong Kong newspaper 'Inch quoted "n "reliable source. 1 ' Air Force Is Required To Give Ground Support WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. fAP)- The Senate has passed a bill spe cifically requiring the air force maintain a tactical air comman to support ground troops. The measure was approved yes tcrday by voice vole. There was debate. Soybeans High 288 Sep Nov 271 Jan 274 Mar 277 May 279 July 270 273'1 375 '.'. Clos 2 SB' 278'; 270' F/Ve Former Bragg Citians Killed in Fire CARUTHERSVILLE, Sept.. 15. — t\ mother and four of her seven children perished In a fire tha destroyed their home yesterday morning. The family lived nea Bragg City for some time bu moved to Amhcrst, Ohio, about tw vears ago. The husband and father Is hi ai Amherst hospital in critical condl tion as a result of the fire. Dead arc Mrs. Arthur McGe William Larry, 7 months; Shlcla 3; Shirley Ann. 5; and Dorothy, 12 Three older boys escaped. The bodies are to lie returned Pcmiscot County for burial and fu neral arrangements are Incomplet pending arrival of the bodies. Mr.. McGce was the daughter of Wl Risncr of Bragg jCity. Inside Today's Courier News Judge Schuit Dies n Carulhersville Rites for Pemiscot- New Madrid Circuit Judge to Be Monday CARUTHERSVILLE, Sept. 15. 'ircult Judge Louis H. Schuit cli' at his home here, last night nfte suffering a heart ailmrn.1 weeks ago. Mr. gchult' was JL0c,< of ty-eigiitb district sen ing Peril' and New Madrid Counties Requiem high mass will be conducted nt 9 ajn. Monday morning at the Sacred Henri Catholic Church In Cnruthersville. The Rev. Joseph Huels, pa.stor of the church, will officiate. Judge Schuit, was admitted to the bar In January, 1922. He was appointed Judge of the thirty-eighth district in February 1037, was elected to fill an uncxplred term in 1038 and ha.s been re-elected for six year terms at each judicial election since that time. Had Unanimous Knilorsfment At the tlm£ lie was appointed circuit Judge, Mr. Schuit ^had the unanimous endorsement of lawyers ami Democratic coininitteemcn in the two counties of the district. A graduate of a business college at Cape Girardcau, Mo., Mr. Schuit learned lav/ while serving as court, reporter, a position he held for several years before and after World War I. "He had an ouUsUindlng record as circuit Judge and was one o! the most conscientious men I ever TOKYO, Sunday, Sept. 16. tiP> — 'he Red china radio today charged he United Nations with new viola- .ons of the neutral zone at Kae- ong, site of the suspended Korean rmistiue lalks. The Pcipini! broadcast quoted a, ;ommuni.st correspondent in the Korean truce talk city as reixii't- ng the alleged violations occurred vithin the past several days—since 'he Allies admitted a single mts- aken air violation Sept. 12. HOIC's Invailcil /one Alan Wilmington, correspondent for the London Daily Worker, as- <crtcd that South Korean troops 'invaded this zone three times and fired Into It once." He said they were dressed In American uniforms, Ifeadqiiarlers of Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, Allied supreme commander, has cinphaticaly denied all Red charges of neutral zone, violations except dnis-4th"iit an Allied plane, through navigational error, strafed, the town liis'y* ?4onday in the dark. Talks'Left (u Beds The Allies, Saturday put it squarely up, to the-'Communists'to tak» the next step toward resuming tlw truce talks. ' [ '•. A statement ..Issued by tlfe.publla Information' 'office o( supreme Allied headquarters said "th!) next mma li now up lo the Reds." the iiv&a broke off the talks Aug. 23 They charged that allied warplanes strafed, hombed awl firebombed Kacsong 1 the nJint before . . . Chick's npcii season witli 21-1Z win over Mnrkrd Tree . . . I'agf 6, . . . .Junior Auxiliary holds annual fashion show . . . Page 5, . . . Troii Curtain fringed by "peasant" military concentrations . . . IMge U. Ridgway Tells Confidence in Jap Future , TOKYO., Sept. 15. MV- Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway said today he U confident that Japan will follow th» road to an "honorable national existence as an equal and free member in the family of, free nations." The Supreme Allied Commander said in a statement to the Japanese that the road they have followed in the past six years ot Allied occupation "is the road Tree peoples are travelling." "It Is the only road by which w« can ever hope to attain those hu- • man freedoms tor which mankind continues to struggle., and which are lii.s eternal goals." * But. he eauticncd in his first public statement since the Japanese reace Treaty was signed in San Francisco, "it will not be an easy kncv,-," said James Reeves, who was circuit judge jusl. before Mr Schuirs appointment. i Judge Schuit. who was SO. was n ( member of the Kiwanis Club rtnci [ the American Legion and tile 40'! et 8. ' ! Br leaves his wife. Mr*. H»lcn ', Oct Jacobs Schuit: two sons. Ljiiis H.iDec SchuH, Jr.. of Memphis arid Adoi-1 Mch road." "It will be a difficult road, but it 'Aill also he a road of hope." phus Frederick Schuit of the Air Force; jnd a daughter. Mrs. Kdna Ann Raitc-r of Endicoti. N'.Y, Smith Funeral Home '.s n: chan-e .Vfav July Oct Dec Hijh MOO 349G 3503 3510 3478 335!) Low 34TJ 3186 3497 3-19J 3164 3350 324' Close 3403 3503 350S 3473 3353 Chicks Open Season with Win- Scenes from Blytheville High School's 21-12 football victory over the Marked Tree Indiaiu la th4 opening game of thft 1951 geasoa &t Haley Field last nlglil arc shown above. In the first pichire (far lelt). Chick linebacker Mas Skellon knocks a fonvavd pass from the grasp of Lomiic Scott, Marked Tree end. in the late minutes ot the game. In the second picluri, Bennie Kays, Chick fullback, steps from the oul- stretchcd hands of A Marked Tree defer.dor a.s he breaks away for » r.ice gain. Jimmy Csniior, Indian halfback, breaks UirouRU (lie line tor a short gain in tlic third plioto. as Donald GenUy ilefti and Mo:uro« Holland, Blytheville defenders, close In for the tackle. In the —A Cmirlor Xews Photo-Feature fourth picture, Tommy MosTey, Chick safety man, leaps high to bat down a Marked Tree p.V5 in tlu shadow of Biylhcvillc's $'-'>»! The Intended receiver U Umnle Scott.

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