The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1953 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 21, 1953
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.THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPS VOL. XLTIII—NO. 253 KORTHEA6T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI NEWS Senate Gets Bill To Cut Dry Areas Out of Liquor Tax ' By KAY STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK '(AP) — Sen.'Tom Allen of Brinkley yesterday placed before the Senate a bill that would cut dry counties out of any share of the salts tax collected on intoxicating beverages. ' -f Allen estlmaled that his bll Repeal of Liquor Price Fixing Law Is Recommended BLrraKVILU,, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, Houi* Committee , Okays Bill Cancelling 'Fair Trades' Act By LEON HATCH LITTLE -ROCK W)_The House Committee oh Revenues and Tax ation last night recommended re peal of the present law whicl fixes the price a retail customer pays for liquor. The Committee sent back to the House with a "do pass" approva « bill which would cancel the "fair trades" law applying to whis key. wine, gin elc. The law sets the percentage of • markup which a wholesaler may «dd to his wares and that which the retailer ma}' pass on to the customer. Rep. J. A. Gipson of Saline Coun ty, co-author of the proposed re .pealer, appeared before the Com. mittee in behalf of his measure Former Slate Revenue Commis aioner Dean Morley appeared against it. Morley said he believed the "fair trades" law was a safeguard against possible "cut throat competition." which he said-might be the start "toward drying up the slate." Mrriey said 29 stales had lega control over the price of whiskey The proposed repealer was one of several bills considered by the Committee and one of two recom mended for passage. Two Turned Down ThV Committ?* voted ' 40 not pa\s ' "o/i two Rep Arlo Tj ei of R indolph County ", One would Increase the'piesenl license fee by 52 for support ol county hospitals.' The other would forbid retail merchants to redeem in cash or goods coupons placed in merchan See REPEAL on Pa B e 12 House Okays Sulcer's Bill Act Would Limit Suspended Sentences The Arkansas Housd of Representatives yesterday passed 84 to 3 a ' bill Introduced by Rep. Kenneth Sulcer of Joiner which would require municipal courts to impose suspended sentences for a definite period. According to this measure, a Judge could not revoke a suspension after the end of the stipulated period. Rep. Sulcer said city Judges can now hold a suspended sentence over a defendant's head for an Indefinite period. This bill would make the suspended sentence practice In municipal and mayor's courts match that of circuit courts, In which suspensions are granted for a set time. Afler this period, the sentence is considered as though (he defendant had served the time in jail. Weather Arkansas Forecast—Partly cloudy a little wanner tonight and In north COOLER" TOMORROW" and west portions this afternoon Thursday cloudy and turning cooler; scattered showers in cast portion in the afternoon. Missouri Fore cast— Mostly cloudy tonight with rain beginning southwest portion spreading over the slate late tonight; continuing Thursday and changing to snow flurries west and north portions; wanner tonight turning colder over the slate by Thursday night- low tonight in the 30s; high Thursday 30s northwest to 40s southeast. Minimum this morning—39. Maximum yesterday—SO. Sunrise tomorrow—7:05. Sunset today—Srig. Preclpllation 24 hours to 1 a.m. To^al precipitation since January Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—44 5. Normal mean temperature for January—395. This Dalt Last Year Minimum this morning—39. Maximum yesterday—58. Precipitation January i (o this dale—4.U. would provide more than a million dollars in revenue for public schools in wet counties. All • sales taxes — —' (he schools. "The counties are not getting a - - - ' —.^ nuu fctlllllg H share of the taxes on the basis of the amount of [ax collected In Ihose counties," said Allen. "The distribution of the tax now is In equitable and places a hardship on courses in which the sale of liquor and beer Is legal." Allen's proposal would not affect Bounty turnbacks on the taxes now collected on whiskey and beer by Ihe gallon, or the special excise tax. for public Institutions. Sen. Max Howell of Little Rock said today that he would withdraw a bill he Introduced yesterday which would give Arkansas school teach ers unprecedented job security. Howell said this morning that he wanted to change "two or three pro visions" in the bill. The bill, also sponsored by Sen. Edwin Cash of Malvern, would, among other things, 1. allow only three causes for dismissal-iheffi ciency, phj-sical disability and immorality. 2. restrict salary reductions; 3. limit demotions; 4, carry over from year to year teacher contracts, and 5. establish complex machinery for teachers to appeal dismissals. . :> ., Howell said the question of 'when a teacher can be dismissed for inefficiency is among points to be reconsidered, 8 Others Introduced Eight other bills were placed before Ihe upper chamber yesterday, including measures to: 1. Authorize an appropriation of $50.000 a year to operate the state agricultural junior college at Beebe. '2.' Outlaw the sale of fireworks. 3. Raise the salaries of circuit, chancery,, county and probate cleiks jhd their depulic 1 Require sealed bids on all county iyaii chases of more thai S500. .;'' I The Senate passed a bill'' by Sens.'DeWitt Poe of McGehee and James D. Johnson of Crossetl to See LEGISLATURE on Page 12 Fluids, Rest Best Weapons In Fighting Flu If you haven't already had influenza, there Is more you can do than just sit tight and hope. As a Courier News slory pointed out the other day, doctors olter definite recommendations regarding avoiding the seldom- serious but always-miserable disease. Plenty of fluids and little hard physical exertion are lops on the list. Other things to consider: Get lots ol sleep and don't let the temperature In your home get loo high. Seventy degrees is about right. In short, take it easy. Flu Bug Hits County Court House Here The flu bug. having a banner year In this area as well as throughout, the country, has taken its toll In the County Courthouse here during the past week, though assurances have • been made that all offices are continuing operations as usual. Both the county clerk Mrs Elizabeth Blythe Parker, and' her assistant. Miss Felton Miles. have.bEen ill all this week. The clerk's duties have been taken over by Miss Eunice'Brog- don, county auditor. County Treasurer Prank Whitworth also has been out with flu this week. Last week's victims were Circuit Court- Reporter Ernest Parker and Deputy Assessor Thomas R. Ivy- School Children Get Polio Drive Donation Cards School Dime Cards were to be distributed to Mississippi County school children today by March of Dimes polio fund campaign officials. Elbert Johnson, county chairman of the March of Dimes drive, said hese cards are to be returned before he-close of the campaign Jan. 31. Pointing out that children under 15 years of age are the principal targels of polio, Mr. Johnson snld that by contributing the school children help thcmselVM as xvell as V-fr youngsters throughout the nation. TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS EISENHOWER HOYS — President Eisenhower took time out from yesterday's Inaugural ceremonies to pose with his brothers and othej- family guests. Seated (left to right) are Earl Eisenhower, brother; Arthur Eisenhower, brother; the President; Thomas Fegon of Junction City, Kans., and Jack Bryan' of Denver, both sons-in-law of Mrs. Edna Eisen-" hower. Standing, left to right: Lloyd Eisenhower, *& son of Mrs. Edna Eisenhower- _ Jr.; Earl Eisenhower, Jr.; Maj. Join, Elsenhower! Ike's son; Milton Elsenhower and Edgar Elsenhower, both brothers; Col. Percy W. Thompson. Port Sheridan, 111., rather of Mrs. John Eisenhower; Paul Lucas of Tacoma, Wash.,, a cousin. Mrs.'Edna Eisenhower Is Ihe widow of the General's brother, Roy (AP Wtrcpholo) ' . Proposed County School Budgets For 1954-55 Total $2,198,400 These budgets, proposed this month by the school boards of tiie 16 districts, are for the fiscal year beginning July i, 1954, alld ending June 30, 1055. Budgets are customarily proposed this far in advance because of the log in assessment and collection of taxes. (Collection on assessments or lax rates entered on the tax books in 1953, lor -instance, cannot be made until 1954). At the March. 21 election, voters also will choose school board members to repla'ce those whose terms are expiring. ' Three of the districts-Gosnell Burdette and Leachville—also are proposing new bond issues which must be voted on. The boird of dnectors of Leach ville bohool District Number 40 j ^^Pt£,£l a ^ *&£?**->• £itl'lfi Past yea~f * * ~ V ., Included In .the proposed 4 a lmll levy is a two .mill assessment for a proposed bond issue of 533,000 for the purpose of equipping and re- Pairing school buildings and refunding outstanding indebtedness ' To Repay Loan R. F. Shipley, president of the Leachville Board, said".today that 518,000 of the proposed bbnd.l-ssue will be used to pay off a loan obtained two years ago, and the remaining S14.000 .will bs used for repair and equipping present-school facilities. He indicated the major repair work would be fixing roofs and much of the expenditure for equipment would go for chairs in the new grade school building completed last year. No new construction is Sec SCHOOL on_Fage K District Scout Court of Honor To Be Tuesday A court of honor for all Scouts in the North Mississippi county District has been scheduled for Tuesday night at the Junior Chamber of Commerce building on North Second Street. Dick Watson, district advancement chairman, announced plans for the court today. Conducting the court on a dls- "• C u '^ vcl ' he said ' ls '." keeping with the advancement committee's policy of having these courts quarterly. Tuesday night's affair will get underway at 7 o'clock, Mr. Watson said. City Falls Below Blood Quota; 119 Pints Given Twenty-seven rejections and nearly 50 cancellations wrecked Blylhe- villes perfect blood giving record yesterday as only UB plnte of a I60 int quota were gathered by the bloodmoblle from the MMsouth Blood Ceii- r in Memphis \EIV SM\AOER_Tull John- 6on of Joiner has been named manager of Noble Gill Real Estate Agency, located In the Glencoc Hotel Building. For the past year. Mr. Johnson has been manager ot, Town and Country Investment Co. In Memphis. Uprising Enters 3rd Day; 400 Surrender To Governor's Order By LEONARD TJN'GER BELLEFONTE, Pa. W) — Shout- S defiance, some 325 rebellious convicts again spurned surrender ultimatums today in their bnrri- carted cellblock at the Rockview Staie Penitentiary and refused to release six guards held as hostages until their "gripes" are honored. • It was (he third-day of their surprise insurrection. Last night 400 of Rockview's prisoners capitulated lo a demand by Gov. John S. Fine who warned that additional Jail sentences would be given to every man who continues to defy authority. , The newest rejection of the state's efforts to bring peace to the prison came in a yelling exchange between Deputy Attorney General Edward Friedman, standing on the ground outside cellblock "A" and the convict leader who peered out barred windows 30 feet above. Friedman sought to negotiate a surrender of the convict rebels who launched the rioting'Monday night During Ihe course of the riotin» hundreds of mattresses have been burned, and plumbing and other fixtures have been ripped off walls and Ihrown out cell windows. Musi Ilclease Hostages Friedman said the convicts must first release the hostages and throw out seven guns before a settlement would be discussed. At the same time, the first di- Sce FUOT on rage 13 Both rejections, and cancellations ran the he-nicst m the history of the bloodmoblle here, according to H. A. Haines, blood program chairman. time, IBD donors weie stgn- It'marked the first time in six visits to the Chlct isWba district that the blbodrnobile has failed to get its 150-pint minimum. Actually, the district still maintained a 150-pint average because of past visits which have seen the quota topped several times. A list of donors follows: W. H. Slovall. O. C. Love, Dick White. Mrs, Helen Swaner, 'H. c. Hays, Mrs. Iva Frances Foster, II H. storey, Robert Cullison, A. p' Tusing, Benetta Brown, Mrs. E R Mason, Mrs. Ruth Usrey, G. F! Chaffin, Mrs. Dorris Vick; C. D. Moore, Keith Bllbrcy, Paul Hughes, Mrs. Leon Wilson, G VV Dillahunly, W. C. Cnidwell, Jr. Sec BLOOD on Page 12 Korean Vet Donates Blood Here to Repay Transfusions He Got A Korean veteran came into the American Legion Hut where the bloodmoblle was gathering blood for defense purposes yesterday and said he wanted lo repay the blood he used overseas. Carl U Robertson, Route 3. who Is home on leave, was the GI who wanlcd lo give. He explained that he used 'one pint when he got an "injury." nature of which he didn't explain, and was given three more afler he contracted hemorrhaglc fever, a disease which has been plaguing American troops In Korea and leads to considerable loss of blood. However, a policy of not accepting blood from a person who has had recent transfusions prevented him from making a donation The Chlckasawba District fell 31 pfriLs below' its Quota yesterday. Brownell Conference Starts Ike's Work in White House WASHINGTON (AP) — While House by receiving his ed to lalk "official business." Dawn hud Just broken when «. sleepy-eyed Drownell showed up nt Eisenhower's While House office. The time was 7:47 a. ni. (EST), Blx hours alter the new president got home from yesterday's Inaugural festivities. Brownell told reporters he couldn't discuss" whether it was the congressional controversy over Elsenhower's choice for defense secretary, Charles E. Wilson, that prompted Ihe visit. At 9:15, Browncll left Ihe president's office, but he avoided newsmen. He had- his limousine sent to a side door of the White House and got into It there. The new president had Just entered his office nt 8:02 a. m.', 15 minutes after Browncll rolled through the White House gate in a black limousine. His was Ihe first official appointment of the day and of the new chief executive's admluistraton. "Does the President always start work so early" reporters asked as Brownell paused nt the entrance to the executive offices to pose for cameramen. Declined Comment On "At the Commodore Holel in New York he was generally the first man on the Job." Browucll replied. He carried a brief case, but declined to discuss the move by Sen, Morse (Ind-Ore) which prevented the-President from carrying oul a planner! mass sw'cnrlng-in of his new cabinet yesterday. Brownell told the Senate Armct Services Committee Monday that he would study the facts In Ihe Wilson case before coming up with n public statement of his views or the situation. Many senators have balked at approving the prospective appointment of Wilson because of a IIIH which prohlbils government officials with contract-making powers from holding financial interests in companies holding govei nmenl contracts. Won't Sell Interests Wilson, who resigned as president of General Moloi-s to take the lop defense Job, has declined lo' sell h 's ..?>,!. -..million, dollars..worth... of GM stock because it would mean a heavy financial loss under present tax laws. General Motors i.s the biggest defense contractor the government has. ^ Who would be next on Ike's cal,Ing list was not made known. Presideniial Press Secretary James C. Hagcrty declined to tell reporters in advance what the new President's schedule called for today. Hagerly had said earlier that he would announce today Eisenhower's policy on news conferences. There has been some speculation ,t!ial the new President would not stick to the weekly conferences which former President Truman held. Eisenhower allended bolh sec- lions of the traditional Inaugural Ball last night, and he and Mrs. Eisenhower didn't get back to the While House for their first night there until 1:30 a.m. today. Thai was just 18 hours afler Eisenhower arose for his big day. "It was a long but very wonderful day," he was heard to remark to an aide. Mrs. Elsenhower nodded agreement. By STERUNG F. GREEN President Eisenhower started 1, i s fj rst working day in th a attorney general-designate, Hferbert Brownell, Jr., who call! Inside Today's Courier News ... Problem for Porkers I.ear- Injr Wyall's way . . , Sports . . Page 8. . . . . . Council can'l afford lo delay zonlnj Inv . . . editorials . . , I'agC! 6. . . . . . Osccola news . . . Page 7. . . . . . Society news . . . Page 4... . . . Markets . -. . Page 12 ... Plane Disaster Survivor Tells of Harrowing Hours on Rubber Raft Off Red China Coast By DON IIUTII MANILA W—Choppy seas surged over the rubber raft. Throe American Coast Guard filers chilled lo Ihe bone braced against the icy waters. The raft bobbed and drifted Inside a treacherous reef. Land was 7 perilously near — the unfriendly coast of Communist China. There was safety there from the angry seas and winds—but danger loo of almost certain Imprisonment or death. We were so cold we didn't care who got us just so they had fire lo keep us warm" says Lt John Vuktc. . ' Then In midnight darkness the U. s. destroyer Hstlsey Powell picked its way expertly through the reef and plucked the frozen bedraggled men to safely That ended 7!4 hours of misery for Vuklc of Pittsburgh the pilot- Joseph Miller Jr. chief aviallon machinist's mate of Ix>ng Bcac Ctihf. and Robert R Hewitt aviation - structural mechanic third .'.if-.-i of Sau »icgo. They were'crew members oJ B Coast Guard Mariner amphibian that overturned In heavy seas burned and sank Sunday after Picking up 11 of 13 Navy airmen shot down off Swalow a Red China port by Communist shore batteries. Vukic told their' story at Sangley Point Naval Base southeast of Manila today. All three were battered and bruised. Hewitt had a back injury. Vuklc sported a black eye. The other five crewmen of the Mariner were killed. Two Navy airmen were killed and four are missing and presumed dead. The other seven were taken lo Formosa from where the Coast Guardsmen were'flown to Manila and the seven Navy men to Okinawa their home base. Vuklc snld his' crew spoiled a half-Inflated half-burned literati holding (he 11 Navy survivors at 4:20 p,rn. Sunday. He set Ihe big amphibian down on Ihe, rouch water. 1 ; without trou-i bio while other planes circled overhead. "The survivors were so physically exhausted they had lo be assisted into our plane—Ihcy couldn't sland up" Vuklc said. Hours lolcr Vukic knew just what that meant On the takeoff the Mariner lurched and a wing dipped Into the sea. "My seal broke and that's the last Ihlng I remember. The next thing I knew I was In Ihe water. My left eye was full of blood and my right eye was blind." Vukic and six other men made It to a lilcraft~but couldn't inflate The planes overhead dropped more mils. Vukic Miller and Hewitt clambered aboard one. "The three of us tried to paddle back to the others but we could not make it. We paddled with our hands and feet. Finally we got so tired we just sat down and last sight of the crew and plane." About 9 p.m. they spotted Ihe rescue ships. The Powell ilcftls' maneuvered inlo position and picked them vip. Aboard^Ihev found the seven Navy men already had been rescued. NATION'S FIRST COUPLE - President and Mrs Dwight D Eisenhower give out with that Eiscnhowci smile as the nation's first couple I»sed together for photographers during yesterday's Inauguration ceremonies. Ike and 'Mamie' spent their first-day in the White House • today. (AP Wirei.holo) Ike Still Wants Wilson White House Reports •WASHINGTON (AP) - The white House said today that Presl dent Eisenhower still Intends to 1 name "Charles B. Wilson to'the post of secretary of defense. - ' But tiie nomination will not be* .submitted to the Senate today James c. Hagerly,-" Eisenhower'! press chief, told a news confer ence,.. Beyond thai., -however, Ha'gerty sidestepped reporters' •• riuestlonr about Elsenhower's '.Intentions re gardihg the controversial' Wilson appointment. ' ..' ' - Hagerly said he knows of no change In the President's decision to appoint the former General Motors president to the, cabinet.' Wilson's prospective appointment had been challenged by some Republicans and Democrats who quoted laws saying Ihot no federal official on a contract-making lev -g el may hold n finnnclal interest in „ a company which owns defense contracts. •Jencrnl Motors, from which Wilson resigned as president, Is the nation's biggest defense contractor. Some senators have said Wilson should divest himself of 2',J million dollars worth of O. M. stock before taking any cabinet posl. Hagerty refused lo discuss Eisenhower's early-morning 15-mIn- ulc conference' with Herbert Brownoll Jr., his attorney general- designate — though reporters assumed the talk was about Wilson. The press chief would say only that Brownell. and the new Prcsl- « , _ "very pleasant conver- askcd: "Does the dent had salion." A reporter -- -~, ---- -. e e President feel Hint Wilson should gel rid of his stock in encral Mo" tors?" 'I have nothing- to say," Hagerty. ssid The Senate Armed Services Committee, which has been studying the prospective Wilson appointment, has put off hearings on the matter until Friday. Originally it had been scheduled lo lake up the case again today. The. eight other Eisenhower Cab- .ct members, hurriedly nominated officially after his inauguration yesterday, apparently were in line for Senale confirmation : today. That would let them move into Ihelr jobs. ' But Chairman Salionstatl (R- Mass) told a reporter he was de laying until armde scrv ices committee hearing for Wilson See WILSON on 1'agc 1Z will hear the Rev. E. C. Brown, pas tor of First Baptist Church of Bly thcvtlle, speak on "Baptists In Ja tncvtiie, speak on "Baptists in Jamaica" at a meeting here Friday LITTLE LIZ nioht. night. The Rev. Mr. Brown recently returned from Jamaica, where he and other Baplist ministers preached and taught at churches on the Island. Friday's meeting will get under way at 7:45 p.m. In the basement of Calvary Baptist Church, according to Charles Uptord of Blytheville Association Brotherhood president Thirty-eight churches in ,the association are scheduled t(, be represented. A song sen-Ice- wtll be led jy Harold Wall of .Munil.i, James Oarncr is program chniim'lm and Jack Papp pianist. I UN Jets Down igr 3 Others Damaged; Communists' Boast Of Tunnel Defense ">• GEORGE MCARTHUR SEOUL r,n_Allieci Sabre jet pl- its shot down seven Communist MIO Jet fighters and damaged .„„ or Ih « North - . . ^. ,. L, .l.fP tl , s in bnlUcs hfgh over Korea today, the U. s. --- --u*»-»i. IUUU r uth Air Force 'said Two U. s. j c t nccs ; col. Roynl , B "o kel ; McKi "''=y. To*., and aj. Robinson Risner, Oklahoma cre[|ltc<l with his Hrhi. eighth . destroyed. Brotherhood Meet Set- by Baptists To Hear Brown Members of the Mississippi Countv < •-*••' «* «*«HIK* » cooperming Baptists Association Brotherhood «*Uh the county agcnl's office in the will hfar th* Rfil/ V r' nr*i>.-~ ..«_ IH-nlrrn 111 - "*-»"»• VJ-vil. The Sabres took on 43 Russian- built Jets in IB separate battles over MIG alley. It was the first time In a week that MICs appeared in large numbers, ' U. S. losses, if any, will be announced In a week-end summary Today's bag was one of Ihe b! K - gcst In several months. U. s pilots destroyed eight MIOs last Wcdnes- day-lhc most In one day since September. On Ihc ground Allied troops hurled 'buck sharp Communist attacks on Ihe frozen Eastern Front while the E'eiplng radio boasted of an unconquerable defense line of tunnels across the Korean Penin- Workert hy I/jnipliglil The broadcast asserted thousands of Red soldiers, working underground by lamplight day and night, carved out the tunnel network which "already proved itself an impregnable defense line never before seen in the history of war." Thirteen Japan-based B'20 Super- forts slammed 130 tons of bombs See WAR on Page U ' Weed Control Agents To Be Topic at Manila A meeting to discuss use of scese, calves and pigs as grass and "weed control agents in cotton will be held Monday afternoon at Ihe vocational agriculture building in Manila. North Mississippi County Agent Kcllh Bitbrey emphasized that the meeting is open to all interested persons. The vocational agriculture department of Manila K cooperating program. , ,, • U ^ -/T-* I An ornery" kid is so Id to come from o respectable family, if hits' dod hos erougli money to pay for Ihe scrapes he gets into. g,,,,,

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