JF J L/1 j VOL. XLVIII—NO. 268 Blythevtlle Courier Blythevilla Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald IHE DOMIHANT NEWSPAPER or KOOTH^W ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI NEWS Senate Confirms Ike Now .Has Full Cabinet By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) -Charles E. Wilson won 77-6 confirmation by the Senate yesterday — along with some sharp advice, on how to conduct'himself in his now assignment as secretary of defense. ' Administration Delays Probe Of Oil Cartel Browneli Is Given 90 Days for Study Of Investigation WASHINGTON If) — The Elsen- hower administration today delayed for 90 days a grand jury Investigation Into an alleged world oil monopoly. Thus was done to.permit the new attorney general, Herbert BrOwn- •J}, Jr., to give further consideration to the-case. U. s District Judge James R. Kirkland signed an order, requested by government counsel, putting off the grand Jury investigation. Leonard J. Emmergllck, special Assistant to the attorney 'general who has been in charge of the case, told Judge Kirkland the 00- day delay will permit Browneli "to study, consider and confer" the pending investigation. upon Emmerglick said the new attorney general will confer with interested 'departments and agencies of the government, particularly in regard, to Ihe question of national security." Tmm»n Offer Rejected The grand Jury was authorized in August and enipamfeled In September but it has had nothing to do as a icsult 6f a series of legal maneuvers by attorneys representing major 'oil companies Involved 4ri the, inquiry r«i Jan' 12 'Piesident TiutniAi maH» " '•onditlonal offer to drop Ihe criminal Inquiry approach; but attorneys for the. companies rejected it as insulting. One of them .'called it blackmail. The offer was to substitute a civil anti-trust proceeding. If ihe C companies would agree to produce U records to be used In Ihe suit. The Truman administration was represented as concerned ' lest a grand jury investigation jeopardize America's national security in the important field of world .oil supplies. The various maneuvers have delayed the .actual start of jury deliberations, which cannot be started until a maze of documents asked for in subpoenaes have been produced. - • , The grand Jury Investigation was ordered to find out whether there were agreements among oil companies, operating abroad in the production, transportation, refining and distribution of petroleum, • which violated anti-trust laws. * That acllon by the Senate gave President Eisenhower a full Cabinet but apparently left him some political problems. Wilson was • approved, after a 10-day controversy, by the votes of 47 of the Senate's 48 Republicans and 30 of 46 Democrats. Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) and five Democrats—Johnston of South Carolina, Kilgore and Neely of West Virginia, Lehman of New York and Willis Smith of North Cnro- liiia—voted against confirmation of the former General Motors president. Wilson's agreement lo sell more than 2'/ 2 million dollars worth of G. M. slock paved the way for his confirmation but it was caus-. ing trouble for two men he has proposed as - Defense Department aides. They are Robert T. B. Stevens, named informally as Army secretary, and Harold E. Talbott, named as air secretary. ,. This siiuauon was thrown back onto Eisenhower's desk for a decision. Stevens and Talbott have said they can'-t afford to sell some financial holdings. The prevailing Senate opinion seemed to be that they will sell or' they won't be confirmed. Eisenhower may move slowly in giving them formal nominations, which the Sen rite Armed Services Committee has ruled must be forthcoming- before Ihey can be summoned to testify again. They appeared with Wilson at closed hearings Jan. 15 and 16. One at a Time The understanding of armed services committee members was that the names of Wilson's pro'- posed assistants will be sent to the ^Senate one at n time, with thai of Roger M. Kyes; chosen deputy secretary, to be submitted Dulles Addresses Nation Tonight WA S1HNOTON Wl — John Foste r Dulles tonight makes his first public . statement on America's for- -.eign policy since he became secre- rtnry of state six days ago. • Tlie 30-mimitc address, recorded yesterday, will be carried on radio and television (CBS) at 10:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. * Weather . Arkansas Forecast—partly cloudy and mild this afternoon; colder to- COLDER TONIGHT night and Wednesday. Lowest 30 to 38 in extreme northwest portion tonight Missouri Forecast — Cloudy and turning colder tonight and Wednesday; possibly light rain southeast early, tonight; low tonight 20 extreme north to 30-35-south; high Wednesday 35-40. Minimum this morning—52. Maximum yesterday—10. Sunrise tomorrow—7:01. Sunset today—5:25. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m —none. Total precipitation since January t c<. .•• ' fmldway be- f 1—3.56.. Mean ' temperature tween high and low)—61. Normal mean temperature for January—39.9. This nale !,»st Year Minimum this morning— 42. Maximum yesterday—73. Precipitation January 1 to this date— S.H. first. Second on The bpit B Andeison designated for secretary of- the Navy. He has testified lie does not ha diislrlal holdings. Kyes said would sell about 3,000 shares of list ma>>-he Sto- ve sny. in- he General. Motors slack. He r thus is rcgardsd-as likely to get speedy Senate'approval along with Anderson. • ' Whether Eisenhower ever formally submits the nnmes of Talbott and Stevens appeared to depend on whether they can .satisfy senators informally in advance that they ought to be confirmed under the stock disposal rule applied to Wilson. . Stevens has contended he can't sell his large holdings in a family- owned textile firm which has 125 million dollars worth of uniforni contracts with the government Sen. Taft (R-Ohio). the majority leader, told reporters Wilson Could direct his assistants to bring to him personally any decisions affecting their firms, thus making any slock sale unnecessary. But Sen. Duff (R-Pa), a member of the armed services group and a campaign adviser.to Eisenhower, told a reporter: "I feel confident that unless the provisions of the statute are complied with by the disposing of stock See WILSON oh Page 5 BLYTHBVILLB, ABKANSAS^TUB'SDAY. JANUARY 27,1953 • $ '*??$:$ TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIEg FIVE CENTS House Committee Approves Quickie Divorce' Law Repeal Group Stamps Its Okay On Years Residence Bill By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK OH — The House today received a recommendation of its Judiciary Committee B that Arkansas be removed from "quickie" divorce business. the OSCEOLA CANNING PLANT DESTROYE1) - These pUuies- show the work of a. blaze which early this morning destroyed the plant and warehouse nf the Mississippi .yallcy Canning Company at Osceola. Above, stacks of .burned out canned goods which were against the wall. The wall collapsed. At right, charred remains at the 'wooden * frame of the structure. (Courier News riioto) Damage Set of $325,000— Fire Razes Osceola Canning Company OSCEOLA — A pre-dawh fire of undetermined oiigin razwl the Mississippi Valley Canning Company heie this morninj?,'burning out the canning plant and a wuehoim filled with canned goods. Plant manager II. B. Phillips es- r.tnifiroi-l rhn Inoo n4- C-OO£ f\f\f\ ^ * Tho Committee voted, 4-3, last night In favor of a bill by Rep. Robert W. Lasler of Pulaskl County for a return to the requirement thn.1 a person be a resident of Arkansas for at least a year before lie may obtain n divorce. That was the law before tho 1931 General Assembly set a 90-day residence requirement. timated the loss at $325,000. UN Planes Blast Red Supply Lines Two MlGs Reported Damaged; Ground Action Is Light -... SFOUL UV-Allied warplanes to- dij hammered Communist si pply routes and front-line positions on the frozen Western Korean Fron + The blaze was believed to have started in a lavatory between two sections of the L-shaped building..'" A sou til wind whipped the flrc"~~ through the east wing, a structure 100 feet by 75 feet, housing the canning machinery, and then work'ed its way back through the 50 by 200 foot warehouse, with its store of canned goods ready for delivery,The alarm was turned In 'i'.\ 5 am. when the blaze was disco\ [ red by Plant Superintendent Mike Held and an employe, Ernest Albright LOM fcsttaaiwi^ "^ :*r Outnumbered U. jets . damaged * two Communist MIG15 fighters over Mig Alley In North- ivest Karen. Only light ground action was reported as Gen. J. Lawtoil Collins U. S. Army chief of' staff, began his seventh tour of the battlefront since the war began 2 14 years ago. Collins was accompanied by Gen. Mark. Clark, United Nations Par Eastern commander, and Gen; James A. Van Fleet, retiring Eighth Army commander. Van Fleet's successor, I,t. Gen. Maxwell Taylor, left Washington for Tokyo today. The Russian-built MIGISs were damaged in a battle between four Sabres and 20 Communist jets 20 miles soulh of the Suhlo Reservoir in Northwest Korea. Allied losses, If any, are announced iti a weekend summary. , ' Ban Lifted Jan. 15 Farther soulh, P84 Thunderjet fighter-bombers for the second straight day blasted the once attack-free Communist supply route from the capital nt Pyongyang to the Red truce camp at Kaesong. Seo WAR on Page S Strange Doings'Over North Japan — Saucer-Like Object Made Pass At Jet Bomber, U.S. Pilot Says By WILLIAM C. BARNARD U. S. AIR BASE, Northern Japan W—The U. S. Air Force tonight reported a small, metallic, disc- shaped object made a controlled; sweeping pass at an American jet fighter-bomber and was observed at very close pilot. range by another The report, from Air Force Intelligence files, said the sighting was made over Northern Japan at 11:20 a. m. March 29, 1952, by Lt. David C. Brigham of Rockford, III. It wac a bright, cloudless day. Brigham said he got a very good look at the object from about 30 to 50 feet for about 10 seconds. The pilot described it as "about eight • Inches in diamater, very thin, round, and as shiny as polished chromium; had no apparent projections and left no exhaust trails or vapor trails." He said It caught up with an F-84 Thunderjet, hovered a few moments and then shot out of sight. The K-84 pilot, whose name was not revealed, did not see it. It was the second disclosure in a week by Air Force intelligence of mysterious flying object-! over Northern Japan near the Russian- Siberia area. The Air Force made the two reports public without evaluation or comment. Brigham was Hying a prop- driven reconnaissance craft at 6000 feet when an F-84' Thunder- jet drew alongside. Then, he said, he saw lha'dtsc to the right of and just behind the Thunderjet. He said it appeared to be traveling 30 to 40 miles an hour faster than the F-84 which was going 150-160 miles an hour. "It closed rapidly and Just before it would have flown into his fuselage it decelerated to his airspeed almost instantaneously" Brigham said In his report to Intelligence officers."In doing so, it flipped up on Its edge at approximately .a 90 degree bank. Then it fluttered within 20 feet of his fuselage for perhaps two or three seconds, pulled away and around his starboard (right) wing, appearing to flip once as it hit the slipstream behind his wing tio fuel tank. "Then it passed htm, crossed «P in front of him and pulled _,, abruptly, appearing to accelerate and shot out of sight In a sleep, almost vertical climb. "An unusual flight characteristic was a slow fluttering motion It rocked back and forth at approximately 40 degree banks at approximately one second intervals throughout Us course." When It pulled away, "it did so more sharply than a plane could have done. "Its maneuvering throughout was always clear and precise." On Jan. 21, the Air Force disclosed that "rotating clusters of red, while and green lights" had been sighted over Northern Japan by American airmen. „„ , _ pioduction machinery "to h» at least 5150.000 and the loss In -canned gojds ind supplies it approximately $175000 The loss was pnitially covered by insurance, he said. The plant closed since last Pri ilny was to have reopened todij Mr Phillips said During the bst quarter the company had 2C5 persons on the payroll. The fire put the plant completely out. .of operation, Mr. Phillips said and he could e i ve no estimate as to how long it will lake to rebuild Trie insurance company will be in charge of jsalrage operations, he said, indicating that some of the produce niay.be usable. Bill Walters/instructor and secretary-treasurer of the Osceoia Fire Department, said the blaze had made considerable • headway when he arrived, and be put in a call to Blythevlile for' additional equipment. Both Osceola • trucks fought the fire, ! and a pumper .-was sent from Blythevllle, arriving there shortly before six o'clock Blytheville Fire Chief Roy Head said the blaze -In the warehouse was still burning' strong when he arrived with the Blytbevllle truck. The fire was under control by six o'clock, Mr. Walters said though little could be done except to keep it from spreading to other buildings, he added. The rubble in (lie warehouse was still burning spasmodically at 9:30 this morning and exploding tin cans popped continually throughout the building. The structure was burning in the rear and flames were coming up through the warehouse when Ihe fire department got there, Mr Walters said. He Indicated't h a t the fire must have been burning for some time before It was discovered. The walls of the metal building had twisted and fallen and the tin roof collapsed. Some trucks were moved out of danger of the blaze, Mr. Phillips said. Also left undamaged were Ihe office building, loading shed, workshop and other storage buildings. . , Youth Here Hit By Rifle Slug Jimmy Oraves, 15, of 134 East Ash Street, suffered a gunshot wound in the left shouidcr from an undetermined source yesterday. Chief of Police Cecil Graves said the shot, fired from a -.22 caliber rifle, struck the. lad Just afler he stepped out the back door of his grandparents' home, Mr. and Mrs, C. O. Graves, with whom he lived. He was taken to Blytheville Hospital, and was to be released UiVs afternoon. The wound was not considered serious. Chief Graves said he had studied an x-rny of the bullet and the nose of the shell was not marred, Indicating that it had not ricocheted before striking the boy. Chief Graves, who Is the boy's uncle, raid an investigation Is underway to determine who fired the shot. . Eisenhower Issues First Executive Order By,RELMAN MOfilN WA8HIN010N (AP, _ President Eisenhower Uued his first ex- s x- ecutlj* older tod-vy H elves ojficnl status to a lined man committee studying v,ajs to streoml.ne the execute blanch of the government The committee was' instructed to find ways -'to arid efficiency agencies. promote economy Jn the executive Still bothered by a slight ,' cold. .Elsenhower stayed in Ills room at the White House todayj but aides Polio/March' Aides Sought .Mothers to Canvass City for Donations Recruiting of workers for the Mothers' March Thursday night to raise polio campaign funds Is continuing, Mrs. Bnford Young, chairman of the Mothers' March here, said today. From 7 till 8 p.m. Thursday volunteer ^workers will stage a house-to-house canvass for contributions to the March of Dimes. Blythevllle residents have been asked to turn on their porch lights as a signal they will contribute. Mrs. Young said volunteers wish- Ing to assist the Mothers' Mnrch may contact her at 8S33 Serving with her as section lieutenants will be Mrs. J. C. Droke Mrs.. .Cecil Kelly, Mrs. Blake Polly, Miss Polly Stewart, Mrs. Glenn Ladd, Mrs. R. L. Dcdman, Mrs. Gilbert Smylhe, Mrs. James Terry, Mrs. James Guard and Mrs. Elbert Alley. Also assisting will be block wardens and contact mothers. . The following organizations are working with the section lieutenants: Alpha Alpha and Alpha Delta chapters of Beta Sigma Phi, Junior High, Senior High PTA Sudbury, Central- and L a n - e PTA's, the Junior Auxiliary, and a group of volunteer workers under Mrs. Alley. Former Methodist Pastor Here Dies In Siloam Springs Services for the Rev. Allen D. Stewart,former pastor of the First Methodist Church here who died Monday night, will be conducted In Siloam Springs at 10 a.m. tomorrow. 'Hie Rev. Mr. Slcwarl, who was 65, died In Siloam Springs after an Illness of several months Burial will be In Little Rock at s p.m. tomorrow. He had been paslor at Siloam Springs since June, 1951. He was paslor of the Blythevllle church for three years, leaving here In 1949. other pastorates he held Included Conway, Springdalc, Clarks- vllle and North Lltlle Rock. The Jiev, Mr. S(«wnrt, who practiced law In Paragould before entering the ministry, Is survived by his wife, four daughters and a son. The Rev. and Mrs. Roy I. Bag- Icy of Blylhevllle planned to leave- loday for Siloam Springs to attend tho services. sild he wis up eailv woiklng on his Stale of the Union message to lie itelivtrcd lo Congress Moil das R Liwnhower s puss chief James C Hagcrty said Ihc Piesidents cold—he called it "Ihe sniffles' — developed yesterday and Hint Ills condition-definitely was improved today. . But, Hagcrty. said, Eisenhower decided to confine himself to his living quarters as a precautionary measure. His study, at which he worked today, adjoins his bedroom. The committee studying methods of streamlining the executive branch has been In existence unofficially .since Nov. 30. Today's order puts it on an official Basis and instructs it to report back to the President within a year. Rockefeller Is Chairman . Nelson A. Rockefeller, formci assistant secretary, of state, Is chairman of the committee. The other members are Arthur s. Plem- ming, president of Ohio Wesleyan University and former chairman of tho Manpower Policy Commission, and Milton S. Elsenhower, president of Pennsylvania State College hnrt a brother of the President. . . ' Yesterday Eisenhower created n strategy board to plan psycholo^I- cal maneuvers in the cold war. Eight men were named and Instructed to report back by June 30 on techniques In "the struggle for See EiSEMIOlVEIl on Pago 5 Circuit Court Jury Deciding $65 Lawsuit A Circuit Court civil division jurj retired this morning to consider a 465 suit brought by Hugh Gentry against Wllma Anderson. The case has been appealed from Municipal Court, The jury recessed shortly before 11:30 this morning and was to reconvene after lunch. Insido Today's Courier News . . . Chicks, Paps play kcach- ville here tonight. . . Spivcy Jury dismissed. . . Nardico fighter of Ilie month. . . Golden Gloves rt- sulls. . . Sports . . . Page 1. . . . . . Society news . . . Page 4. . , . . . Markets . . . page 5. . . Lasler said h« wanted "to remove Arkansas from the status of Reno, Los Vegas and Mexico City as. a haven for divorce sc'ek- "•8." Rep. Bryan McCallen of Clay County, who has pending a' bill which would liberalize divorce residence requirements, opposed Laster's measure. "e said he believed any "troubles" hadn't arisen from the residence requirement, but from mlsstalemenis by plaintiffs and witnesses. These, he said could continue no mntl,er what the length of residence was. The Committee returned without a bill of Rep. of Johnson to repeal the popularly voted act for- jMdliig owners lo allow livestock lo roam on highways. A two-lhirds vole of both houses would I be necessary la cancel the Initiated act. Scnnle Hears Fiscal Code The Senate spent most of its session yesterday listening to 'omplrollcr Prank Storey and others explain further dov.Cherry's plan for reorganizing the state's fiscal and purchasing procedures. Wh.lle the House approved tne bulky, complicated legislation hurriedly lost week senators insisted on Interpretations of numerous de- ecomnieridntloii II. C. Yarbroiigli lull, they Several seimlors indicated would seek to amend the olll, but none expressed opposition to the overall plan. A bill to limit political campaign contributions to any candidate for public office was introduced by Hens. Max Howeli of ••Little Rock and James Johnson • of Cross'elt. No Individual, .group or.-firm would be permitted lo contribute more limn $500 to any candidate. No candidate could legally accept conlributions totaling - more thari 10 limes the annual salary of the office ho ."was seeking. Penalties for violation would be fines of $100 to $5,000 nnd-or prison sentence 1 ! of one to five yea?s. The bill wou|d put Into law some recommendations of the Pulnskl County Grand Jury, which found that costs of icccnt gubernatorial campaigns were, "shocking'"," s f. Ihc House yesterday passed a bill to Incnisc jury service fees from $5 to $7.50 dally nll( j reJeSted overwhelmingly a resolution by Rep Knox Klnney.of St. Francis County to go on record as opposing inv tax increases except for adjustments" in interstate truck licenses and the severance tax. Kinney made Ineffectual his own bill to losver by 51,000 the present personal exemptions in payment of income taxes when he oblnii adoption of mi amendment to move the enacting clause. A bill by Rep. Roy Clinton of Garlnnd County .proposed a tu>i- back of a portion of revenues from liquor taxes, fees, penalties, etc. to the counties in proportion lo the amount of Ihe money received from each county. Ten per cfinl of the total which now goes lo the state for distribution would be set aside for turnback. Suiter's Bill' Passes House Auto License Act Will Designate County LITTLE ROCK til') — The House today passed a bill to give each automobile license a number lo identify the county in which the own< lives. ' ' The bill by Rep. Kenneth Sulccr of Mississippi County would provide lor a numerical prefix depending on county population. For exivnple: all licenses Issued In Puloski County would begin 1—followed by ttic rest of the number. Pulaski is the slate's most populous county. Licenses issued lo resident of Mississippi Cotintr the state's second largest in population would bea 3—prefix; Jefferson County a prefix; Sebastian 4; Croighe.id, 5- and so on. ' t The House also passed a bill by ncp. Knox Klnney of St. Francis County to allow persons owning affected properly to vote on Its proposed annexation to a municipality regardless If they live on the property. Other bills passed today Included one to grant Arkansas AM and N college at Pine Bluff the right to condemn property for expansion of school facilities and another to allow introduction of pholostatlc copies of documents In place of the original In court actions. Speaker Named for C. of C* Banquet William B. Mankin. personnel director of the Orapctte Co. of Camden, will be principal speaker nt the Chamber of Commerce's, annual banquet at Hotel Noble Feb. 10. O. B. Knudscn, banquet committee chairman, announced that other portions ot the program Include a report on 1952 activities by past president Max Logan and a statement on the 1953 program ot work by Chamber President Ray Hall. Alvin Huffman, Jr., will be master of ceremonies. The meeting Is to get started nt 7 o'clock. Other members of the banquet committee include Jack Jordan, George M. Lee, Bert Trumble and Kendall Berry. W. D. chambltn, last year's banquet chairman, served the 1953 committee in an advisory capacity.' Senate Revenue Group Rejects Bribery Bill Act Would Strengthen Safeguards Against Officials Taking Bribes LITTLE nc-CK MV-A measure to strenglhen safeguards against bribing officials or employes of the proposed new state departmental finance and adirilnislratton was rejected today by Ihe' Senale Revenue and Taxation Commlltee. However, Sen. Wiley Bean of Clarksville, author of the proposed amendment to Gov. Cherry's plan for revising state fiscal and purchasing setups, said he would bring It up on the floor of the Senate. 'I think It will be approved " Bean said. Oov. Cherry mot with the Committee and participated in discus- slon of numerous amendments offered by senators, who are In their third day of studying and working over the fiscal code bill passed hurriedly by the House. • Bean wanted to amend a. section of Ihe bill to make the offering of a gift lo a department official or employe In his official capacity,' or the sollclnlton or recelt of a gift on the part of thi) official or employe, prima faelejftt-Idence of a bribe. • ' ~,jjff. As now drafted;, Ihe bill, says Ihe intent of Influencing the action of the official or employe must be proved before & gift can be judged a uribe. Cherry Opposed It Gov. Cherry voiced opposition. 16 Bean's suggestion, explaining: "I wouldn't want us to set up a system which could be used as a club or a powerful political weapon. I believe we should adhere to tho principle that a person is Innocent until proved guilty." -•-Asked how r he-ie|t-the intent of a gift could be determined, the governor said:, * , "By the value of the gift and whether the giver is .'in position to profit from the receiver." The governor added, "don't misunderstand me. This part (against bribes) Is something I wanted In Ihls bill. But I don't want the law lo be so strong lhat juries ' would never convict anyone." Sen. Ellis Faghri of. Little Rock, a.member of the committee, supported Bean's amendment, saying: "By adopting this proposal we'd be telling the business men 'we're going to tolerate you buying your way Into stale departments.'^ An amendment suggested by Fngnn to give special consideration to Arkansas firms in purchases by the slale was forwarded to the Senate without recommendation by the Committee. • . • Favors State Bidders Fagan's proposal would provide that an Arkansas bidder would ba awarded the purchase contract over an out of state bidder if his bid was not more than 5 per cent higher than the out of state bid. "Every slate in the union favors lls own business," said Fagan. "The stale of Arkansas already Is penalizing Arkansas firms by charging them a 2 per cent sales tax. We've got a 2 per. cent use lax on out of stale purchases but we can't enforce It. You can go over to Memphis and find hundreds of firms who are shipping Into Ar- knnsas without. paying any tax." Cherry said, '"I don't think the 5 per cent differential Is good business. It will cost (he stale money. But I have no great objection to It it the - Legislature feels it is right." Blytheville Gob Driver Held for Embezzlement Leon Langley, Blytheville cab driver, was picked up by Pemlscot County, Mo., sheriff's officers in Caruthersville and was being held In connection with an embezzlement charge here. Jack Marsh, owner of ABC Cab Co., has charged that Langley made off with about $22 in cab receipts. Sheriff Berryman said Langley caught a bus and was arrested in Caruthersville early this morning. He was being returned to Blythe- vllle at noon today. LITTLf LIZ— A hula dancer isn't the only girt who con wiggle out of a date.
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