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YOL. XLVII—NO. 159 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ___^^_^__ TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of ttORTKEA BV manucio »un „«,..„,.„.,,_ .„„„„...,. Blythtville , Blyth«vlll« Courier" Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald PBB OT HORTKEA »T ARKAM8A< AND SOUTHEAST MI86OUM '-TV*y*i —=«?^j. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1951 TIM PAGES /20 Jets Tangle I Over .MIG-Alley U. S. KIGHTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Sept 22. (AP)—Nearly 120 American and Communist jet wiir- planes today fought for 25 minutes high over "Mig alley" on northwest Korea in what may have been history'* biir- gest jet battle. ' U.S. pilots reported they d«mpgedfr——— hrce Red MIO-lSc. SCRAMBLED EGGS— Tlie driver of this truck, John Grego ol New Orleans escaped injury when the truck left Highway 61 live'miles south of Blythe- —Courier News Pholo vllle yesterday afternoon and overturned. The truck's trailer was loaded with $9.000 worth of eggs. U.S. Powers Drive Jo Up Crop Prices WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. (AP)—The Agriculture Department is putting on a high-powered drive to force some farm prices up.. Through its natiowide organization in touch with growers it is urging that this season's crops of commodities on which prices have been sagging be held off the market until better prices develop. ' * The department is telling farmers Mid-East NATO Eyed by Egypt Suez Canal, Oil ' Stores Make Nation Center of Defense FAYID, Egypt, Sept. 22. (AP) — The North Atlantic Council's plan to set up a Middle East defense sys- * ' ' ' Into sharp focus today desert strip alongside hiei Canal. sovereign part of Egypt but«i« under-British control and JEgypt" Is'tiosEUe to British military Jlwle. The North tAlantic council ^'eclslon at Ottawa to incorporate Turkey and Greece' In its defense setup—across the Mediterranean from here—put It in the spotlight. Fayid is headquarters and the nerve center of Britain's widespread Middle East army command. It could be headquarters of a talked- about new Middle East NATO branch with U.S., British and French backing. But nowhere more than here is rt apparent that a successful execution of a new middle east defense plan depends on the attitude of Egypt. British Operate Base British troops operate a great military supply base that stretches •long the 104-mile canal under terms of the Anglo-Egyptian defense alliance signed In 1938 to run X years. Egypt's prime minister and foreign minister have announced they will denounce the treaty soon. Egypt demands that the British clear out of the Canal area immediately. . But the British say that because (P? the world tensions they can't abandon this base and its supplies and facilities. They say there Is no substitute within reach that could supply the necessary ports, labor materials arid potable water. •» Canal Is Backbone It Is certain the British feel the canal area would be the backbone of any Middle East NATO. The big question is whether Egypt will go along with this. Military leaders say there are threi primary factors to consider In Mid See TREATY on Page 10 :o take government price support cans, and store their harvests. Cotton, rice, com and soy beans ire affected. But department officials say con- .'lict between its prices boosting campaign and efforts of the Office of Price Stabilization to keep prices down is only apparent, not real. All the farm commodities the de- aartment is urging growers to put in storage are selling below celling prices. With one exception—cotton -they are all below parity. Department officials said they are not trying to run farm prices above their ceilings. The department Is stepping In, the officials said, to keep the nation and its farmers from gelling hit with an economic boomerang which might Jesuit from the hearty farmland -response • this-yerfr "to appeals for big. crops in the face of 'national emergency.' " . Farm Prices Drop Farm prices have dropped nearly seven per cent since touching a record high last February. This, the Agriculture Department said yesterday, is a result of big crops produced at government urging. Department officials said if farm prices do not stay at satisfactory levels, production next year anc thereafter may not be so high. That Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy to partly cloudy with scattered showers m Eggs 'Over Once - But Not Lightly John S. Grego, 56, New Orleans truck driver, narrowly escaped injury yesterday afternoon when his trailer-truck loaded with $9,000 worth of eggs left Highway 61 and overturned five miles south of Blytheville. But it wasn't known if the result was an omelet. Grego told Investigating officers State Trooper Tom Srnalley and Deputy Sheriff Charles Short that his truck was forced off the road by a car bearing Tennessee License plates. The car did not stop. Grego said. Orego said that the car passed his truck but cut back into the proper lane too quickly. To prevent hitting the car from the rear Grego turned his truck off the highway. The truck rolled 180 feel along the shoulder before overturning, Trooper Smalley said. The closed trailer did not spill any of its cargo and was not opened, as the driver planned to wait until he reached his destination before checking on damage. Wrecks Keep Officers Busy 4 Occur Yesterday On Misseo Roads Two persons were injured yester day. in a rash of four- traffic acci dents on Mississippi County roads Only one arrest followed th wrecks. Two of the accidents in volved State Highway Departmen tractor-mowers. Clarence Rhoda. 49. of Blythevill LiieieaiLei nmy iiuu ue su mgn. Anat suffered a head injury when he wa could mean short supplies, with thrown off a Highway Departmen - , higher prices for the consumer. Or, lllglLcl tJLll.cn l,ji Llle I.U1KIU111C1. \JL, -..>*•«« -*itun ci vjii xllgllway It) loll continued big crops on the market miles north of Manila yesterday at might push farm prices even lower, ternoon. He was treated at Ratton with danger of creating a farm de- pre-ssion. Farm depressions In the past signalled general depressions. Support Is Authorized The department is authorized by law to support farm prices at specified minimum levels. One principal method for accomplishing this Is price support loans and storage until better times. When "the farmer sells, he repays the government and collects any profit above the loan. If he cannot sell for a price above the value of the loan, he may keep the loan — and the government takes title to the crop. The department says it can thwart any attempt of farmers to zoom prices through ceilings by refusing to sell stored crops. It could do that, officials said, by calling for payments of loans. To encourage, seed grain growing, the Department of Agriculture announced yesterday it will pay higher support prices to next year's growers of oats, barley, rye and grain sorghums. The 1952 and 1951 support rates, respectively, on a national average basis Included: Oats, 78 cents a bushel for 1952 and 12 cents this year; barley, 11.22 and $1.11; rye, S1.42 and $1.30; and grain sorghums, $2.38 per 100 pounds and $2.17. PARTLY CLOUDY ist and south portions this after- ^«m and In southeast portion tonight. Cooler In west and north this afternoon. Cooler tonight. Sunday partly cloudy and warmer In northwest portion. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight, cooler southeast and extreme east central; Sunday partly cloudy, warmer southeast and extreme south: low tonight 45-50: high Sunday 60-65 northwest to 70-75 southeast. Minimum this morning—67. Maximum yesterday—87. Sunset today—5:59. Sunrise tomorrow—5:59. Precipitation 24 hours to T ».m —none. Total since Jan. 1—34.62. Mean temperature (mtdwiiy be- twen high and low)— 77. Normal mean temperature for September—74.J. Thh Date last Tear Minimum this mornIng~5S. Maximum yesterday—~0. Attlee Predicts Election Victory NORTH BERWICK, Scotland Sept. 22. (&t— Prime Minister Attlee launched the Labor Party's fight to stay In office today with a prediction that British voters would refuse to give Conservative chieftain Winston Churchill • blank check In [he Oct. 2i general elections. In an even, firm and almost com placent tone, the Labor prune mln ister said his Tory opponent—fa vored In opinion polls and betting odds—does not have a constructive program for the nation. Foster to Defense Agency WASHINGTON. Sent 22 lip, - the Economic Co-Opieratfon Ad ministration, U th» new deputy sec , — ~i-..v.j -J..V- iiie LUIIIUUUK is uasea on nnnii PreclnlUHt'V'f,;"' "i IS "' ^ !m ^ Hls "PPO'^ment |»tion figures and the addllim of ZZK2-&F'' ' '° '^iS-SrS."'^.^"^."""™- ^ut600po:,o,,swi,,,n C re«? th 1 tractor-mower on Highway IB foi Clinic in Manila and dismissed las ight. State Trooper Clyde Barker sal Raymond Meadows. 23, of Leach ville was driver of the car that hi the mower. He quoted Mr. Mead ows as saying the mower pulled on to the highway from behind a Highway Department truck and into SINGLB COPIM 1TYB CBOTi The battle swirled from 37.000 feet town to 20,000 feet. It didn't go all he way down to tree-top level as ome recent jet fights have. Thirty-four American F-86 Sabre ets were pitted against about 35 UIGS, In the biggest single battle ireviously reported, it was 30 Sabres against 80 MIGs. That was Icpl. 10. Pilots claiming hits on their Communist foes included Lt. Arthur O'Conner. (2830 Duncan St.) St. Joseph, Mo. On the cast-central front, Allied infantrymen Saturday hurled another attack at the higest peak of 'Heartbreak Ridge." United Nations warplanes roared through clear blue skies and'ham- mered troops in their deep bunkers. Little Action Reported Little action was reported from the central front, where Allied tanks Prida'y smashed almost to Pyonggang in an armored raid through the old Red "Iron Tri angle." Pyonggang. northern tip of the triangle, b 29 miles north of Parallel 38. U.K. officers estimated the Reds lost nearly 1.000 Vnen killed or wounded in action. They said that only one of the four lank-tipped forces on the raid ran into trouble. It had to fight out of a curtain of anti-tank, mortar, artillery and small' arms" fire. The western front was relatively Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chirks beat Poplar Bluff . . . the came in pictures , , . Mississippi County football . . . scorn over (he nation . . . Page 6. . . . World news In pictures from the Associated Press . . . Page 7. . . Arkansas news in brief . . . Page 10. quiet. Fighters Prowl Skin Allied night fighters prowling the Korean skies Friday night and Saturday^ morning attacked 1,400 Communist vehicles. U.S. Fifth Air Force pilots said they destroyed or damaged at least 430 vehicles, 50 rail cars and three locomotives. ' The Air Force summary reported more highway traffic and less rail movement than In ecent days. Talk of a gigantic Red offensive in Ihe west has died down'around Eighth Army headquarters. Red Power Remains .The Communist r power _stiH is there—masses' of infantry bn&tte by tanks and threats of air power But the waning 'of the "full moon Iran Ultimatum Threat Dropped Mossadegh Requests Britain Reopen Stalled Oil Talks TEHRAN, Iran. Sept. 22. (/Pi- Using a mysterious bit of back dooi diplomacy. Premier Mohammed Mossadegh has asked Britain to reopen stalled oil talks and has dropped his threat of an ultimatum. Authoritative Iranian sources disclosed today a high court oflicia handed an unsigned note contain ing Mossadegh's proposals for i third round of talks to British Am bassador Sir Francis Shephert Thursday night. Mossadegh dropped his announce! plan to deliver his ultimatum de manding British action In 15 day because of the approaching electioi fn Britain, an Iranian official said Labor Can't Submit Iranian officials said Mossadegh realize^ .nPrime Minister Clement _ en Attlee'.v>-J§qimning Labor Party New Talks Can Mean Quick End for War-Or Stalemate —AP Wlrephoto GENERAL IKE GETS A BRIEFING—Gen. Dwlght D Eisenhower (left), Allied military boss In Europe, questions a Yank sergeant on the mock battle situation during a review of military maneuvers In northern Germany The SHAPE commander concluded his Inspection tour with an expression of satisfaction In the first maneuvers by troops of the seven Atlantic Pact nations under his command. Sergeant Is unidentified. could i .iflbjiiit to any ultimatum *.!_;— against the Con- -jfcjjChUTcnlU has jitloOKir. J,TbH . Lethargic Ready to Float Past Misseo— Blytheviile Pilot Bombs Raft with Sandwiches CARUTHERSVILLE, Sept. 22.—The raft Lethargta was about ten river miles north ol C'arulheriville at 11 o'clock this morning when a Courier News reporter was flown over the lelharjlc craft. Traveling at Us present rale, the raft should pus Barfltld late this afternoon unless the crew decides to linger in Carulhersvllle or his trouble with the treacherous river. JJLII, me v,MJHII& Ul Hie lUll mOOn ViAtinngll^HAH. *- A T -» ,7 has quieted speculation. Red at ComZw or««rU B " °" tac^usually are launched; by light The sVhhad bUn taking the ead in a move to get Mossadegh to withdraw Ilia-ultimatum. One court source said there Is even a possibility Iran would be willing to send CLAUDE E SPARKS »nrt HAROLD NANCE ewii Staff' Vivien] r _ -^Tgi, of ™ " OJt ^Kf J t? <*'*?£ ** LETHAHGIA,"NEW" MADRID, Mo., Sept ig wlllr Irans 22 ~The raft Lahargiif underwent an aerial bombardment yesterday at 'Ridgway Silent On 'Answer' & UN May Demand R«d Cone«t(iont BT ROBERT EUNSOH TOKYO, Sept. 22. (AP)— tenewal of armistice talks hi foi-ea could lead to a quick nd of the fighting or pro- onged negotiations winding up in another stalemate. You could take either point .round Gen. Matthew B. Ridg- vay's headquarters today and ;et an argument. Rldgway wasn't saying anything. 3loseted In his Tokyo office, the Supreme Allied Commander spent most of the day drafting his an- iwer to the Communist offer to •esume the talks. He was taking his time about replying. That led most observers to relieve the United Nations com- nander was going to make demands of the Reds. Some suspected Ridgway might let a time limit on the talks—either m armistice Is reached by a certain tlate or full-scale fighting will n* resumed. Those who believed a quick decision would result based their contention on the fact the Reds asked that the talks be resumed. This, they tell, Indicates the Communists mean business. Chinese Are Reluctant It Is believed the North Korean and Chinese field commanders ar« reluctant to begin another mostly winter camplgn In Korea. It Is a month since a Chines* Liaison officer Informed Rldgway'B representatives "the talks are. oft from now on." U. N. liaison officer! had been summoned to Kaesong, site of th« talks, and shown what the Communists insisted were the results of a U. N. bomblrig and strafing raid in the neutralzorie. The liaison officeri reported t» Rldgway that the evidence Tras,.a hnaV :. . • • •-" ' of a full moon. In the east, save for the renewed assaults on "Heartbreak RIdge,' r there was a general slackening o{ pace in the five-weeks old battle of the hills. The new attack was carried by one of the most famous Allied regiments in the Korean War — one that distinguished itself in at least half a tlozen outstanding actions last winter. Censors banned further identification. hfc the path of the car. Trooper Barker said skid marks corroborated Mr. Meadows' statement that he was driving about SO miles an hour. Mr. Meadows was not hurt but iis car was heavily damaged, Trooper Barker said. Another Highway Department tractor-mower was damaged yesterday when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by Ctccro Adams. Deputy Sheriff Floyd Burris of Leachville reported. The collision occurred on Highway 77 four miles north of Manila. The pickup glanced off the mower into the opposing lane of traffic where it collided with a Hurt's Grocery truck from Paragould driven by Everett Carroll. Driver of the mower was Daniel Guyman ol Manila. No one was injured. Deputy Burris said Adams was arrested on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor and was fined S100 and costs in Court at Leachville this morning. A Negro cotton picker was injured when R truck carrying a total of 14 Negroes overturned , yesterday one mile east of Dell on Highway 18 Postal Union Chief Urges Ouster of J. M. Donaldson SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 22 fifi— The head of the naticn's letter carrier's union today called upon President Truman to fire Postmaster General Jesse M. Donaldson. William C. Doherty, the postal union chief and a vice-president of the AFL. described Donaldson a.? "the most tyrannical administrator ever to hold office" in the mail ser- Oct. . . Dec. : Mch. . May . Jly.. . Oct. . . Dec. Mch. vice. Donaldson, a career postal de- , - partment executive, was advanced to the cabinet job two years ago when the late Robert E. Hannegan retired. Life Was Too Tough PARIS. Sept. 22. (AP)-Butcher Charles Qucsnll committed suicide by gas today, leaving a note saying: "I just can't stand the damned people in this neighborhood." Jan Mar May .. High 273 U 275', . ... See WRECKS on Page 10 July Low 269}i 272 »i 275', 277'i Close 272?; 275'.4 278 280-7 280 U delegation to London to resume the talks. New York Cotton High Low Close . 3687 3571 3628 . 3663 3558 3G05 . 3660 3560 3610 : 3660 3559 3604 . 3630 3515 -3565 . 3495 3389 3435 3440 3400 3429N 3438 3405 3424N ternoon as Blythevi'le flier winged a greeting of barbecued pig sand wiches to t.ha venturesome quartet three miles south of here oh thi Mississippi River. Lethargic Sails Onward Again TIPTONVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 22. (/ft— The raft Lethsrgia, with Its determined crew of two unmarried couples moved out into the turbulent Mississippi today on another lap of Us trip to New Orleans. Miss Mary Ellen McCrady, 24- year-old skipper from Washington, D.C., said she hoped to make Memphis, M6 miles downstream, by tomorrow night. Accompanied by two members n the Courier News staff, Ernes Halsell. flight enthusiast and Dixl Pig owner, dropped three bags o food near the raft and its unmar rled occupants as skipper Mary El len , McCrady and her companion, ncared completion of their secont day on the treacherous and chopp Mississippi. Hurled from an altitude of 500 feel, the bags fell a hundred yard wide of their target, but motor boat, accompanying the Lethargia wer seen retrieving and returning at leas one to the raft. Others aboard the raft are Milton Borden. 30, of New Bedford, Mass See LETHARGIA on Pajte 10 Leachville Discovers Progress — NEW HOMES FOR I.EACHVU.I.E-New buildings like that above are appearing in many parts of L«achville these days. Those above are part of * * * * —Courier News Photo 19 constructed In the southern part of town durin Ihc summer. About three-fourths of the houses wer built by new residents to the city. Second-Class Status Will Add to City Revenue Bjr CLAUDE E. SPARKS (Courier. News Staff Writer) (Sixth in a Series) LEACHVILLE, Sept. 22.—In'or- der to Issue revenue bonds on Its new sewer system and carry out an expansion and development program. Leachville had to become a city of second class, a status acquired this summer. At about the same time, the city annexed 30 acres of contiguous territory In the south and southeast- brings the total population to about: allng out of this city 1.600 persons. Several Main Street shacks have torn down and many mer- mercial operation. New fire hose and other eqilip- Anncxallon of the new section ; btcn lorn down an<1 man ?' mer - mcnl has bccn added to the volun- imc iftcr thp 19i(l census »nri i cllalU! > havc Improved building ap-1 tcer flic department and many nl- niit aucr me uau census and . n p-, raT , r ,. c KU *h« aririmrtn nr .,«.«_ i~,-.. v,^,-« i ., . _...,,_. came >ji;ti> a uit;3 ujr illy duuitiuu Ul iiwil- Leachville now is seeking a sn«- j ings and new paint. One lumber clal census In order to include the j company plans a new brick front new area In official census stalls- at.a cost of several thousand clol- " c * > lars. Remodeling of the building All over the city property im- ! will move Its front back from the provements are Ixslng made by citl- edge of Main Street, allowing sidc- zcns "on their own" and new houses walk room, arc appearing In all sectors. About . -c i parmen an many n- laranccs by the addition of awn-1 leys have been cleared and Im- fits of state tax turnbacks. The turnback Is based on popu- date-list year—&3.JI. J ; "j • » • v.jiuini, j i u.iii-ji \,;iF t i i ed yesterday by the S«n»t«. e city's future turnback revenue. This .-. new houses havc been built In I the southern area alone. Frisco Railroad made Its contribution by moving 20 families Into Leachvlllo, providing a payroll of about S42.000 annually. This was clone by combining three ™ . For out-of-town visitors and farm shoppers, Leachville ha.s leased a two-acre free parking lot, thus help- Ing to remove some of the congestion from Main Street. B. C. Land Company his built new cotton sin .syMem which proved, There are other projects still "in Ihe talking" stage, but the Chamber of Commerce hints Its optimism that all will be carried out eventually. Among these are plans for paving all of the city's streets. Only Main Street, which Is Highway 77 running north and south, and Highway 18 (east and west) now are paved. . One group plans to plant trees enhances to the city Australia Votes To 'Keep Reds' SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 22. If • The "no" voles against outlaw Ing the Communist Party outweigh ed "yes' votes In early returns i today's Australian referendum. With more than one quarter o the votes counted results show 737,000 votes against changing lh c< munition to outlaw the Com munlsls while 689,000 voted 'yes. Truman Acts in Strike WASHINGTON, Sept. ». i.fl President Tnmun stepped in las hoax.; ., '.."-'-n O«i«r Complaint* _ During the month that has passed, the Reds made 11 other official com- - plainl.s that the Allied had violated the Kaesong neutral zone. Two c< these charge* were admitted. . RIdgway's. headquarters Mid i U. N. plane strafed Kaesong by ao- cident on Sept. 10 and that four • unarmed South Korean soldiers entered the neutral zon« by accident Sept. 18. Should the talks be continued they may result in more complaint* by the Reds that U. N. ground troop* in the vicinity of Kaesong are not respecting the neutral zone. More Delay Possible Tills would mean more delay, man talking, and a long winter struggl* on the snow-swept Korean front. Those who predict a quick armii- tice aren't overlooking Red gestures In other parts of the world. They cite especially the Russian call for unification of Germany and Romania's sale of 200,000 tons of crude • oil to a British controlled firm. Those who predict tireless tongue wagging through the winter at Kae- song are remembering Russia's refusal to do anything about making pence with Japan at San Francisco. You can take your side now, but that's the latest gossip along the GInza. which, out here, Is Main Street. Woman Is Killed In Auto Wreck After Visit Here SIKESTON, Mo. Sept. 22. (AP) — A woman was killed and tu-o other persons were Injured in head-on collision on Highway 60 just east of Sikeston late yesterday. Msr. E. W. Englehorn of Fon du Lac, Wise., died In a hospital here shortly after the accident and her husband, driver of one of the cars, was taken to the hospital for treatment of superficial Injuries. ' The othre car was driven by Mrs. Mllburii Taylor of Route 2. Sikeston She was onlv slightly hurt. Mr. and Mrs. Englehorn were returning to their home after visiting at the home of Mrs. Englchorn's sister at Blytheville. Ark. He is a retired locomotive engineer. .-. - , .„ ... n| 8 hl -. (0 f- r >' to halt a strike of 30.000 jl -'!v is two »itt .>i:c for handling j pail of Ihc boauti'i^tion program.! copper and brass industry workers Olondaji Conclusion) j set lor Monday. i-. 'ocoii i -y s two ?in .n'.c or anng cre^s Into one district crew oper-lo< It* own cotton and one for com- Tomorrow Is Official First Day of Autumn, Sun Hearing Equinox NEW YORK. Sept. 22. (in— Tomorrow officially is the first day of autumn. At 2:38 p.m. (Blytheville time), •says Robert R. Coles, chairman of the Hayrten Planetarium, the sun will be at the autumnal equinox—the position where th« sun's center crosses the equator, traveling south. There Is a possibility. Coles acld- ?d?that at the point of equinox the sun can be seen simultaneously from both the north and south, noles, since it will be on the horizon.

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