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VOL. XT VIII—KO Ml Blythevllle Courier Mlwtssippl Valley L«id«r YW* AL,ym—KU. 261 . Blyjiievlll* Dally N«v« Blythevllle Herald ILLE COURIER NEWS DOMINANT MEW8PAPE-;' c/.' 1 , hv. tTKEAST ARKANSAS iNn Kninirf« =T. *,,,„„„„. ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHRV1LLB, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1953 Fi irr>r>£* Europe " KWS yesieraay wneii Arxansas-jUissouri Power 'Co. annoiinc- Ji WASHINGTON (A;') — Secretary of State Dulles and edit is increasing by 53,889.25 its animal payment to the citv F 'foreign Aid Chief Harold Stasstn left ou a special mission to " * Thls marked the second increase % Europe today, carrying with them some lasl-minuto "sue- r ' !/»!/»* " mdc . hy .Ark-Mo in the past three R gestions and guidance" from President Eisenhower. • " * Traveling aboard Eisenhower's official plane, a four-engine con- B-50 with Seven Aboard Crashes At Georgia Base Hunter Air Force Base Says Some Passengers Survived SAVANNAH. Oa. (O>) — A B-50 bomber crashed and burned at Hunter Air Force Base today with seven airmen aboard. First reports said there were some survivors. U. Thomas R. Meredith, public information officer at the base, said the plane, the same type as the one which crashed and burned near the ~ lie of Hope a couple of weeks ago, rashed In a takeoff and burned. The plane was attached to the 49th bomb squadron ot the second bomb wing stationed at Hunter. The crash occurred just south of the main runway at the field. This was the .third plane crash of Hunter based planes in recent weeks. Ihe first beins when the bomber fell at (he Isle of Hope after colliding with another bomber from the base. Nine airmen lost their lives in this accident. , The second crash occurred Wcd- ncsday morning when a transport plane with 31 aboard crashed on thi> field in a take-off. There were no casualties In this accident. Injured Cab ,,b riyer Better Liftle Liglvf Shed *! •On Allison Case Officials at Kennedy Veterans Hospital in Memphis said today that Ode Allison, Blythevllle taxi driver who suffered a severe head injury here Wednesday night, "appears to 'i bB getting along very well." '. A hospital doctor said he is conscious and that there have been no complications. Mr. Allison, who was found unconscious at Hughes .Construction Company yesterday morning, was transferred to Ken., He dyJiom Walls Hospital yesterday ^afternoon. ; Little light had been shed on the Incident tills morning. Mrs. Roy Shephard, wife of. Allison's employer, said today that Slfl in currency had 'been found in his clothes yesterday afternoon, though his wallet was empty. Walls Hospital officials said Mr. Allison had . regained consciousness and that his condition had improved when he was transferred to ;' Kennedy. There' was some conflict in information today as to what happened to Mr. Allison. Some reports Indicate that he did not remember what happened. However, Mrs , Shephard quoted him as'having s:\Ui i after regaining consciousness yesterday that he had been beaten up by two men whom he did not know. She said he first claimed he had picked them up at the cab stand jibut later said he got them at a > f 'cale. Investigation is continuing. V/eather Arkansas Forecast—Partly cloudy .to cloudy, widely scattered light CLOUDY Mii.n showers cast and-south portions; mild this afternoon. A little warmer north and east portions tonight Saturday partly cloudy and mild. Missouri Forecast — Mostly cloudy tonight and Saturday with scattered light rain northwest and slw.vers south and east Saturday turning cotder north Saturday at' ternoon; low tonight 30-35 extreme eieners? north to the 40s south; high Sal- urday near 40 north to the 60s south. Minimum this morning—50. Maximum yesterday—CO Sunrise tomorftra—6:59. • Sunset today—5:27. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m —none. ft 1—3.65. temperature fmfduay between high and low)—65. stellalion—the two took off from 'Vashlngton Airport nl 9:26 a. in : Before their return Feb. 8, Dulles and Stassen are due to visit- the capitals of seven West European nations. . The two chief architects of this nation's foreign affairs program breakfasted with the President before driving to the airport. Altenvards. Dulles told reporters: .'(We got some final words about our,, prospective trip—final advice and Instructions from the President." Before leaving, Dulles handed news in e n. a statement which seemed to soften somewhat the criticism he voiced earlier . this week of the slowness of West Europe in bringing about a unified defense program. • , He said the European Defense Corc.-minlty (EDO bad been "de-'eloped. by the Europeans themselves with great courage and im- igination as a step toward that unity which all recognize as nec- ^ssal 1 y." First to Rome •Jn a radio-television address Tuesday night, Dulles had said it might be necessary for this nation to "re-think icies unless its foreign aid pof- .— Western Europe got together and agreed on a program of unification—military as well as economic. Dulles'and Stassen will go first to Rome, then to Paris and London and successively on to Bonn, West German capital; Brussels, Belgium; and Luxembourg. They are due back in Washington Peb 9. The trip Is being made at tbe direction of Eisenhower, earlier announcements said', lo gather information on political trends, "par- licularly those connected with the defense buildup arid related economic factors.- £ Dulles Injecle'd a more" specific purpose, into Hie trip in a broad cast talk- tc.••thEVAiiioflcHU PeopV Tuesday night, He: said it seemed that some, .of the .French : people, and some Germans want to go their separate ways and that was one reason why Eisenhower had asked Stassen and him to =0 to Europe —. to find out first-hand what the situation was. France, Germany and four other continental countries in Western Europe negotiated- last year lo pool an agreement their military forces in Europe under a single command which in turn would ^be Eisenhower, former NATO commander, has long backed the creation of such a European Defense Community. He and Dulles have been openly disturbed by the cooling of original German and French enthusiasm for the project. As it now stands, German defense rearmament can be accomplished only through ratification of the EDO and related agreements. Commented on Aid , , 30 billion dollars In U. S. aid to Western Europe since World Wa n and be said if the Western Euro See DULLES on Page 3 Martin's Cafe To Open Monday Martin's Cafe, formerly Snyder's Cafe, will open Monday, Mrs. Clara Martin, manager, announced today. Mrs. Martin said the cafe had been completely remodeled and repainted and will be under the management of Herman Turner. In -addition to meats and short orders, the cafe will feature fountain service. TWELVE PAGES Fiscal Code Gets House Approval Despite Protests Bill and Amendments Now Needs Only Cherry's Signature .. By 'LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK Iff, — The Arkansas House yesterday disregarded some loud and fervent protests to give Us approval to. n Senate amendments to the administration- sponsored fiscal codelbill. To become law the bill now needs only the signature of.Oov. Cherry the man who advocated it as a means of effecting vast savings through more business-like procedures in state government. Cherry had agreed to the amendments which the Senate tacked onto the bill after the House originally passed it last week. The bill will set up a new Department of Finance and Administration under, a director—to be present State Comptroller Prank Storey—who'll have close control over state purchases expenditures and fiscal procedures. Another section of the bulky legislation sets up R (lepnrtment for post auditing of expenditures This department would be a branch of the Legislature. Only one House member — Rep Pat Robinson ot Lafayette County- admitted yesterday thai he just jjidn't care for the fiscal bin. The olhei diisenters, notably Rep Glenn Walther of Pulaski said tbev thought thev had been sighted in not being allowed to propose amendment? when the bill was .befoie the House the fnst tune last weak * They wanted to refect some' of the Senate amendments -'- "even just one" Walther pleaded. Walther declared that he and other representatives had been barred by n technicality from amending- the bill when it wns in the House the first time. Administration forces, led" by Rep. Charles Smith (if CriUendeii beat back every effort to reject the Senate amendments. Robinson said he was "going to -. juiu ,, c vote r ° r any amendments simply under the North Atlantic Treaty ue cause any amendment helps this command headed by Gen. Mat- Di| l-" (hew Ridgway. . , Like Walther, Rep. Harry 'B. Colay of Columbia protested that he didn't have a chance to offer amendments when tbe House passed the bill without dissent a week ago. Rep. J. A. Womack of Ouachita urged passage. He pointed out that "after this bill becomes law, we can still amend It Just like it had been on the statute books for years." The bill carries an emergency wuiiiiiiciiieu mi rtia AIIC mil carries an emergency Dulles, in his speech, mentioned clause which means that It'll become effective as soon as Cherry signs It. However, funds still must be appropriated to start the Fiscal Department's operations. The House yesterday also passed a bill to provide that a divorce decree may not be issued until at least 30 days after the defendant has been served a summons or has formally waived service. An exception would be made when tbe grounds for divorce is a year's desertion or three years' voluntary separation. Tbe day before the House had passed a "cooling oft" bill which made no exceptions. Both measures must be acted on by Ihe Senate. If that chamber should pass both, the one signed See LEGISLATURE on Page 3 Ohio Has Problem-Qfficially State Never Admitted to Union WASHINGTON '.?,—Is Ohio one of the 48 stales? Is Robert A. Taft legally a senator? is Tail's fellow senator from Ohio, John W. Brtcker, under a shadow of doubt? What about the seven presidents of the United States who hailed from Ohio? Were they qualified citizens or were they really for- Wilh. a perfectly straight face, Rep. George H. Bender—himself a Taft Republican from 'way back —pressed today for action on a bill that would answer these questions by the simple method 'of admitting his native Ohio to the union. Bender says no, Congress de- temperature for *>i.-uui;i nt»}A no, Congress de* Total precipitation since January fined the boundaries of Ohio In 1802, and the Ohio folk duly adopted a slate constitution which was presented to federal authorities the following,year—but Congress never did get around to approving "Ever since 1803," Bender said, "Ihe people of our state have been this I behaving as if we belonged to Ihe (United States, but th«.f»ct ti Uwt ffornial mean January—39.9. ? this aDte Last Year Minimum this morning—18 Maxmum ye>t:rday—34. Precipitation January i to date—5.24. we are not full members of the fjock. We have been washed but not baptized." Now, with Ohio's 150th anniversary of statehood about to be celebrated, some "over-zealous researchers" have discovered tbe omission, Bender said. So he Introduced Joint resolution committee and .. hearings starledK Th« U. s. constitution, by the way, says "new slates may be admitted by the Congress fnlo this union" but it doeMiH dol thTl's „? •^•phn^.o^T'hfc.^'iS' S^ T ,r:± !PrOCCdU '- elhal ~' <? V!«l. KCm'K,, should b« followed. by Ark-Mo In the pa noiiths In the annual payment It makes (o the city In Hen of privilege or license fees. In November, the City Council accepted an Ark-Mo proposal under which the utility agreed to pay the city $19,317.61 a year, an increase of some 90 per cent. Tills payment Is based on utility's annual gross income, pud at its Inception the company said increases would be forthcoming..'. The increa5es announced yesterday means the city during 1953 win receive $23,206.86 from Ark-Mo in monthly Installments of $1.933. This Is un Increase of $324 per month over the previous amount'. The Increased payment plan based on utility revenue replaces a free street lighting agreement in effect here for several years. The utility formerly provided the city with 510,000 a year free street lighting. Now the city pays for its own street lighting a slightly lower rates. Ark-Mo's first increase was made retroactive lo last May and the city received some $4.500'' late last year. More Increases Seen Still further increases are ahead, according lo the Ark-Mo agreement. The utility is currently making the payment on the basis of three and one-half percent of its annual gross income. Increases in Ark-Mo's income for last year accounted for the high payment, announced yesterday. , This percentage .Is scheduled (o Increase to five not later than the end of tlie thiid year this program is In operation. Ark-Mo officials say that this payment program will bring the city more than a quarter See ARK-MO on Page 3 r. James Guard To Head Rotary Officer* .Take Oyar «• 74 ~2- i^O"- * v-July I; Convention Delegates Named Dr. James C. Guard yesterday VSR elected president of Blythevllle's Rotary Club to succeed Earl B. Thomas. ' . , Other officers elected included W. R. Lawshe, vice president, and H. A. Haines, secretary-treasurer. New board members elected include U. s. Branson, who retired secretary after more thjui 20 years in that position, Ray Hall and E. J. Cure. Dr. Guard, who is currently vice president of the club, will take office July 1. In other action, the club named Mr. Guard, Mr. Lawshe and Mr. Haines as delegalcs to (he 200th Rotary District convention in Little Rock. All were elected by acclamatto n after a reading of. the report c the nominating committee by Alvii Huffman. Jr.. committee chairman Color films of the 1951 Tennessee Alabama football gnmc constituted yesterdays program. • Blytheville FFA Plans Drive For Scrap Metal JMVE CENT* j( Defends ' Operation 4-11 WINNEKS — Jo Alice McGulrc of Yarbro, and Jim Taylor of Leachville examine watches which they were presented Inst nfsht by Welimnn Fitz (center), manager of Blytlievilte's alack and While Store. The two won out in five-county competition in personality improvement contest sponsored by Black and white stores over the Miclsoulh. They'll compete in Midsouth' finals in Memphis tomorrow. '(Courtar News, Photo) Senate Acts Today on 3 Diplomatic Appointments \tr *'* .,,-... • . . " •'•.-'•>.<*,' K.V JOK-HAU, • .'••• -..•'-- ••-'•, .'.,-•.;-• :• , WASHINGTON (Al?),_ With the Seiiale Foreign Relations Committee worrying over how to handle two of President Eisenhower's lop diplomatic appointments, three others came up for Stnate action today. Chairman Wiley (R-Wis) of the* committee predicted the three would be confirmed quickly. They are: ' •-.:. Mrs. Oswald ,B. Lord of New York, to be U. S. representative on the United Nations Human Rights Commission, succeeding Mrs. Franklir; D- (Eleanor) Roosevelt. . ••, . Winthrop W. Aldricb of New York, to be ambassador to Great Britain, succeeding Waller S. otr- fdrd. Herman Phleger of California, to be legal adviser to the Slate Department, succeeding Adrian S. PEsber. When Ihe foreign relations committee acted on Aldrlch yesterday Sen. Langer (R-Nd) voted against him. But Lnngcr has given no indication he plans to make nny serious floor fight against Aldrich, a wealthy banker. Secretary of State Dulles,' leaving today on a trip to Europe, has asked the Senate to do everything possible lo speed confirmation of key State Department officials chosen by Eisenhower and himself. . To Decide on .llenling* Wiley called his committee for 1 afternoon session to decide whether to hold open or closed hearings Monday on two nominations which have aroused some quiet opposition. They are Gen. Waller Bedell Smith, to be under secretary of slate, the No. 2 man in the' department, and James Bryant Con- anl, former president of Harvard University, to be high commissioner to Germany. Wiley indicated he expected, at Ihe least; exhaustive questioning >f of the two men. He said the hearing on them would begin Monday morning but thai he thought It could not be .completed in one day. Wiley would not say whether there was pressure ro many quarter to have open hearings on Conant Smith. So far this session all of the committee's hearings on nominations have been closed except that on Dullc.s. Catholics Assailed Conanl Some Roman Catholic .groups 121. setting forth: "Tills Joint resolution shall tak vocational agriculture Instructor at Blythevllle High School. Tbe committee chairman said lie effect us of March 1, 1803.' would be available for the Senate ferred to an Inlerlo AfVaVrs sub- today on Mrs. Lord, Aldrich and . has resigned. He will take over Feb. 1. For the past 19 months, --- ~, r .. teaching veterans training classes here. Mr. McLeod said the FFA mem- mea and will launch their drive next week. Mothers' March Gels Nearly $800 Benefit Card Parry Adds Another $59 To Polio Campaign Blythevllle residents to the Marc ot Dimes last night, as some 125 women staged a house-to-house cayvass here in the annual "Mothers' March on Polio." Another 59 was added to Hi Officials Declare Spud Hill Raid Will Win Only Praise By KOBRRT TUCKMAN ._ SEOUL (AP) — The Army said toclay that ia.°* Sunday s Operation Smack" raid in Western Korea — 'which aroused a storm of criticism in the U. S. congress — would i win "only praise" when the full story is told. The Army did not sa'y when It would disclose Ihe full slory, but correspondents were obtaining information from various sources— Including Ihe commander of the U. S. Seventh Division which made the raid. However, there was some confusion. Capl. ciair M.. Wolfe of Omaha, Nebr.. divlsioiiiiuhllc in- forninllon officer, satdftoMght he sill) held that post. Earlier be said he had been relieved. "H WHS a mistake," he told correspondents. "I -was not relieved. I .am PIO of the 7th Infantry Division and will be until I rotate to Japan." Wolfe wns in charge of press coverage of the raid on'Spud Hill The Chinese stopped the attack cold after weathering an Intensive aerial and arlilleryjpounriing. MnJ. Gen. Wayne c. Smith, the division commander, told AP Correspondent Stan Carter today he wns surprised nt the commotion which (he operation created in the United States. Smith of Clarksvllle, Tenn., said fewer American soldiers vet* killed In (he raid than he had expected and thai be considered the operation of "tremendous value."- . Cav-M, Bunker* Destroyed ' "A large number of bunkers and enves were -destroyed,'.' be said. ' "A number of enemy were counted killed. A larger number were estimated wounded. A lot of valuable Information was collected about tho terrain, traffic ability of.lah*s, mass bombings arid use of »I^ cover. "We found our artillery suppressed their mortars 'completely us well as the enemy's artillery fire/' •'.'•.••'.'••;.-' Smith did not list either American Sinumist cas'tia'itfes" irThis 'Oi.-. US Sabres Down RedBombaMIG In Air Fighting Sub-Zero Weather Slows Ground Action To Patrol Clashes SEOUL W—U. s. Sabre jets shot down a twin-engined Russian-bum bomber off North Korea's west const lotlny nnd capped Ihetr pn- Irols by destroying one MIG jet fighter and damaging another. The Fifth Air Force said It was lime In the Korean Ihe second War Hint Allied fighters 'bad clashed with Rod^bombers. Pilots reported It was a lone TU2. • Sabre jots destroyed seven TU2s off Ihe west coast Nov. 30. 1951. The TU2 bus a wing span of about TO feel, a cruising speed of about 200 miles an hour and became operational In 1044. The Air Force said the MIG claims were ranked up near Sln- nnjii In Par Northwest Korea when a flight of 2C MIGs Jumped four Sabres escorting one unarmed photo reconnaissance plane. The MIG kill was credited to U. Joseph McConucll Jr. of Annie Valley, Calif. On the ground. Allied and Com- patrols clashed sjionullcnl- ly tri bitter cold—the temperature dropping (6'the lowest of. Hie Ma4 Jon- :on the Western Front. ' 16 degrees below zero: . '/'• • •-'••The Eastern nnd Central Fronts reported 2 below. • ' ' The Eighth Armv reported that despite the bilthg cold an Allied patrol run Into 30 Chinese Reds in the predawn darkness, northwest of Koningpo on the Western' Front and killed an estimated 15. •A platoon of sonic 30 to 40 Chinese Jnbbccl at Allied positions at Little Nori Hill nearby and were driven off after 20 minutes. In the continuing campaign against. Communist troop concentrations and supply arteries, Ihe Fifth Air Force reported destroying D buildings, 35 vehicles, G locomotives and 28 boxcars.' I Jupan-based B29s hit two supply centers at Kum and Suryo near or Coi tervlew. . i Criticism developed over the dls- ' tributlon of operational plans • of Ihe mid to generals and news correspondents Invited to watch th« action. The plan —. a secret document — had a three-'color cardboard cover nnd carried the emblem of the 1th livision. . See SMACK on Page! *T i i 1 i-i-uii^i.-* it^ num anil mirvo npir Nearly 4800 «- as contributed by Won™, on the East Co™? Tln.A- ivth-vin, ,«„,„,„. ,„ dnv nli!ht _ lh( , t . rst slrjkes »£ each. The Navy, reporting on Thursday's actions, said U. a. Marine pilots from the carrier Badoeng - — ....^ nui^u lo u]e Strait destroyed 52 buildings find polio fund campaign as the result damaged 30 near the west coast of a benefit card party sponsored —— Ely the vine "Duplicate' Bridge i LlOHS tO HCOT Talk on Blind League. Mrs. Buford Young, chairman of the Mothers' March, said today that a total of $79J.-ll was collected by the women who called at porch- night In their lighted homes last hour-lone canvn.vs. "In the event some of our citizens were unable lo Join last night's climax of the polio drive, we urge that they send their contributions to Elbcrl Johnson of Blythevllle. director of the county March of Dimes," she said. Hcnefil Dance Set The final fund-raising activity of See I'OLIO on I'njrc 3 Roy Kumpe, managing director of Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind, Inc., will speak lo members of Bly- thevlllc's Lions Club Tuesday noon nt Hotel Noble. our citizens' Mr. Kumpe. who Is also executive ^laat night's I director of the state Lions Committee for Sight Conservation, will speak on "Lions Activities for the Blind." Arrangements for his appearance here were made by Blytheville Lion Lloyd Whitaker, chairman of tlio club's Sight Conservation Commit- Heart Fund Drive in County Slated To Start Feb. I; Quota Is $5,000 Speeding Bonds Forfeited Bonds of $10 each were forfeited in Municipal Court this mornljii? by Fred Alexander and Flavor' Johnson. Both were charged with speeding. The Mississippi County chapter of the Arkansas Heart Association will launch its 1953 Heart Fund campaign Feb. i. It was announced yesterday by Mrs. R. H. Watson of Blythevllle, county campaign chairman. / County quota for the drive, which will end Feb. 28. Is $5.000.: Similar Heart Fund drives will be conducted throughout the United States Feb. 1-28 to raise money for research, education and community service in the field of heart dl.<rMe. American Heart Week alii be observed Feb. 8-14 In connection with the Heart Fund drives. One-fourth of the funds obtained i Mississippi County during the drive will remain In the county, Another 25 per cent will go to the national organization for research work nnd the remaining one-halt will go to tbe Arkansas Heart Association (or research and equipment. Mall solicitations are scheduled to be sent about Feb. IS. A "tag day" on which miniature plastic hearts will be sold Mr». R. H. Watson -- - « be held ty. she satd. Valentino's Day. Mrs. Watson said. Foy Btchleson will « P rvf « wre Coin cards abo will be dlstrlbut- tary-trcasurcr tor tiie county-wide cd to schools throughout tht «mn- driv« iwumy wine American GI Fatally Beaten ByRedPOWs PUSAN. Korea «1—Three North Korean Communist prisoners of war beat an American soldier to death Wednesday in a compound on Koje Island, the u. N. pow command said today. ^ The soldier, a private, was clear- Ing a barracks of prisoners prior to taking a head count when he was attacked, the POW command snid. His name was withheld. The soldier went into the compound with a Republic of Korea (fiOK) army sergeant. Later, tha HOK sergeant noted the American did not come out of the building. Another South Korean searched for the soldjer and reported he had been beaten. Two ROK platoons and one American platoon were sent to the scene. The injured soldier was brought to the compound gate by prisoners. He was pronounced dead on arrival nt the Koje hospital. Ordered to send out the POWs responsible for the beating, the prisoners surrendered three Inmates and said they did the killing. After mining- about the compound, the prisoners refused to return (o their barracks and started (browing- r.ocks at the guards/Tear gas wirt> used and order was restored. ' • Inside Today's Courier News .. Chicks go after 12th win »Salnst Greene Count; Tech here tonight...Sports... Page C .. ...Talent trouble plagues liolh Cherry ami Ike.. .Kil'llorinls... ...Page 1... . ..Markets. ..Page 3... ...Society ne« S.,. Love Is a rnerry-go-rou«d thot often turns a bachelor into on idiot, . «.HU

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