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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NmUKPADlPn r\V Wrm-run A ar^ i n u-i..~. n . _ _ YOL. XLVII—NO. 162 Blytheville Courier: Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOOTHE 5,380 Attend Fair's M ° w w °'""' D "«">™""- BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, 1951 Second Day; 'Kid's Day' Is Tomorrow More than 5,000 people went through the gates of the Northeast Arkansas District Fair yesterday to gawk or gasp at the sight of Mitzi, the whippet, and the sideshow freaks—to stuff on cotton candy, foot-long hot dogs and candy apples—and lo get a little'information from ex- *-.«*n*.*j t»jj|,ii^i»—wtn.1 \\j &*-v <i iiniu• jiuuiimiuon nom exhibits in the Commercial Building and the Women's Building. Clear skies brought 5,380 people*-— .— _* to Walker Park yesterday after in- clemtfnt weather earlier in the week threatened Ihe Fair's gate receipts. The weather man still insists that the Fair's weather will be fair weather, Associate Secretary Robert BJaylock says. Tomorrow Is Kid's Day at the Pair and all school children, regardless of age, will be admitted free until 5 i>.m Pi Mr. Blaylock said. The first pcrfomance here of the Stale Fair 1951 Water Follies will begin in front of the grandstand at b o'clock tonight. The Follies features Lottie Myers, diving champion and her ' "disappearing water ballet." Also in the show arc Tinsie Leu's Chinese troop, Kinko, the human pretzel and his "squatmo- bile," tlw Musical wades and Jimmy, the talking seal, ^^fhe Water Follies present- 1^ each night of the fair and Joie Chittt'ood's Daredevils will perform each afternoon of the fair beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m. Art Winners Named Winners 01 cue juvenile art division judged yesterday afternoon were: Charcoal—Donna Dedman, Blytheville, 1 (no 2 and 3».' Pen—Milton Sylvester, Blythe- viUe, 1 and 2; Gary Taylor, Blythe- vilte, 3. Pencil--Lymvood Herron. Blytheville, 1; Garry Taylor, Blytheville, 2 and 3. Water Color—Gary Taylor, Blytheville, i; Laura Allice Hemby. Blytheville, 2 and 3. Colored Pencil—Milton Sylvester, Blytheville, l (no 2 and 3>. Original—Milton Sylvester, Ely- See FAIR on Page 13 Inside Today's Courier News „. -High School Bc'cs travel to OaceoU tonight...Chicks ready f o r Benton... Pa pe 10. . ..Childless marrieil men t« T bfe drafted.. Page 13. - > 3. Weather Arkansas forecasl: Partly cloud and cooler this afternoon, tonigh COOLER end Friday. Showers in south portions this afternoon. Missouri forecast: Fair lonigh and Friday; much colder southeas tonight, continued cool Friday; lov, tonight 37-45 south; high Fridaj 65-70 south. Minimum this morning—68. Maximum yesterday—78. Sunset today—5:=io. ^ Sunrise tomorrow—5:52, W Precipitation -i\ hours to 7 a m —None. Total since Jan. 1— 36.N. Mean temperature < midway be> tween high and low)—78. Normal mean temperature iOi September—74.2. This I>ate Last Vear Minimum this morning—62, Maximum yesterday—70. Precipitation January 1 to thij • date la^i year—53.47. SIXTEEN PAGES British, to 'Stand Firm' as Iran Alerts Troops; Truman Sends Note will hnw^°P,; S '?S 2 ni < AP >r Bl ' Uain wi " stami fil ' m '" h ' a » »' the hope that Tehran will bow to Resident Truman's request to cancel an order expelling British technicians from the Abad™ refinery, informed .sources said today. The British cabinet was reported to have reached this decision after Prime Minister Attlee received a personal message from I resident Iruman urging caution in the potentially explosive Iranian situation. Account Of U.S. Officials' Income Sought Truman Asks Congress To Pass Low Requiring Report Each Year WASHINGTON. Sept. 27. (AP) _ 'resident Truman asked Congress today to require its members and ill top government officials—in- :luding generals, admirals and JhV udges—to give a public accounting ?ach year of their total income Mr. Truman said legislation along that line would help prevent "Improper conduct" and "unfounded suspicions." In a lengthy message, sent to the -apitol in the midst of a Senate inquiry Into charges of political influence in government loans, the President said: "In operations as large as those of our government today, with so much depending on official action in the congress and' in the executive agencies, there arc bound to be attempts by private citizens or special Interests groups to gain their ends .by illegal or improper means." Mr. Truman said he would favor including "the principle that national party officials and employes be among those persons required to file annual statements." Bovle Before Group The President's own party chairman, William M. Boyle, Jr., was before the Senate's investigating subcommittee at the moment. Specifically, the President recom- See TRUMAN on Page 13 t With the crisis over Iran's oil. nationalisation boiling to ominous proportions, the U. S. President appealed to the Iranian government to back down on its ultimatum, and is ready to help them to find a peaceful settlement. These developments came RS Iran's frail, aged premier made a street speech in Iran before a wildly shouting crowd whose members cried death threats for Britons. The British government has been considering sending troops to Abadan to protect the Britons and the British position. Moscow Walches Action Moscow dispatches said the soviet Union was watching the Iranian developments closely. The Russians lave a treaty with Iran^providing for Soviet Intervention In" the case of foreign invasion. With Iran's forces in Khuzistan irovince, site of the Abadan refin- sry. placed on an alert, rumors that British might land forces Mossadeeh Mounts Chair Premier Mohammed Mossadegh barred from speaking in the Majlis ^ s/Jb/e Sites . or School Fence Checked A member of the State ^Police Safety Division was in Blytheville today to inspect possible, locations for a steel wire fcnce the. Junior Chamber of Commerce plans tc erect In front of the schools on Cbickasawba Avenue. A ^ meeting of the Jaycee Safety Committee and the School Board resulted in agreement to base location of the fence on a safety expert's advice. The fence Is part of a Jaycee project to improve traffic safety conditions at the schools It was believed at first that » two-week delay might result but the State Police represenative • arrived sooner th'Rn anticipated. Accompanying him on the inspection todaj were Paul Pryor and R. .A. Nelson School Board members: Mrs. E. J. Cure, president of Central School Parent-Teachers Association; W. B Nicholson, superintendent o] schools; and H. L, Hatsell, Jr., president of the JajTees. N. O. Cotton Annual 'King Cotton Days' \ Start Monday Blythe.ville's annual King Cotton Days will get under way Monday and continue through next week. King Cotton Days are held eacli year in conjunction with the National Cotton Picking Contest, .which will be staged by the Junior Chamber of Commerce this year Oct. 4-5. In connection with the special King Cotton Days sales to be held by Blytheville stores Wednesday and Thursday, prizes and merchandise certificates will be given away by the merchants at draw- Ings to be held Thursday afternoon on Railroad Street, The drawings will follow the Cotton Picking Contest Parade and will be sponsored by tbe Retail Merchants Division! of the Chamber of Commerce. Only regis- -•Italian-is necessary for the drawings and will be conducted tit the stores from Monday until time of the drawings. A - special King Cotton Days edition will be published by the Courier News Tuesday New York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco . . Anaconda Copper Beth Steel . .... Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric . Gen Motors : Montgomery Ward N Y Central . ... J. C. Penney . ... Int. Harvester Republie Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Stuclebaker . Standard of N J .' Texas Corp Sears U S Steel Sou. Pac . 159 . 62 1 48 .1-4 5-1 3-8 . 71 3-4 . 106 . 61 1-4 . 51 1-4 . 74 . 19 1. 72 . 33 7-8 . 42 7-8 . 23 5-8 . 33 7-3 . 29 . 66 5-8 . 54 7-8 . 55 3-4 . 42 1-2 . 65 3-8 iroueht Nationalist tempers In Teh-, building and addressed « wildlv an to a fever pitch. I shouting crowd of his fanatic fol- mounted lack of a Quorum, chair in front of tile lowers, declaring his government would not stop its struggle "to recover the rights of the Iranian people." Mossadegh \vfis the architect See IKAK on Page 13 Returns from School Election Canvassed The Mississippi County Board of Election Commissioners canvassed returns from Tuesday's school election at a meeting yesterday afternoon in (be Court House here but will not certify them to the county clerk until one stili-unreported box Is heard from. Still to lie received by the coin- nission at noon today were returns District "the rate stay at 20 mills and in the ijyess from the Etowah District. How, M. w. Gurdley, who served an election judge at Etowah Tuesday, told the Courier News this nooj. that the district proposed 22-mlll school tax rate increase was •approved by a 20-to-l vote. Official Returns from the Shawnee District, the only other count that was not available yesterday afternoon, showed that an 11-inill increase passed 29 to three. The Etowah District will now have a tax rate of 50 mills, one of the three highest in the county, While the Shawnee District voted a 40-mill rate. Only differences between the certified returns and the unofficial results carried yesterday were In those from Leachville, ^where n 15- mill increase passed 156 to 34- Dell, where a 10-mill increase passed 37 to six; and Wilson, where a 17-mtll hike was voted 195 to nothing. . i Two Rates Remain Same In the Mississippi County School District (Stillman), the rate will mills. No increases were proiwsed in these districts. Certificates of election were to be issued to school board members See ELECTION on 1'age 13 Letter Scales Installed Atop Stamp Machine In Post Office Lobby Ever wondered, when the PosVl Office -windows were closed or- the line was long, how you coulclr find out how much postage was'' needed for the letter you wanted to mail? You don't need to "wonder any more, for the Post Office has Installed a set of postal scales atop the stamp-dispensing machine In the lobby. Postmaster Ross S. Stevens said yesterday that the scales will be available at all times. They were installed for the convenience of patrons during rush hours and when lobby windows were closed, he said. The graduated scales have an eight-ounce capacity. Soybean Firm's Ownership Shifts Reeves Buys Woodson Half-Interest in Corporation Here W. O. Reeves announced toda 1 that he has purchased the half-in' tercsl In Blytheville Soybean Cor poration formerly owned by his part. ner, B. B. Woodson. At a board of directors meetiiv following the sale, Mr. Reeves wa re-elected president of the corpora tion, W. O. Reeves. Jr., was namei vice president and Henry j. Dod< was elected secretary-treasurer t succeed Mr. Woodson. Mr. Woodson had served as ice retary-treasurer and bookkeeper the firm since it was organized 1938 to provide farmers with :first-cash market for SINGLE COPIES FIVE CBHTg Scions' Tax Exemptions May Be Lost Senate Okays BUI to Affect President, Too WASHINGTON, Sept. 27. (If)— The Senate voted 71-n today to wipe out the tax exemption ori ex- icnse allowances of the President, vice president and members of Congress, elfcctive Jan. 3, 1953. The amendment, described by its sponsors as in effect a salary cut, was lacked on to a bill to increase ,axe s an estimated $5,500,000,000 a jcar. The bill calls lor an 11 per cent boost in income taxes lor most persons. Senate- Williams l it-Del), spon- •or of the amendment lo remove ihe tax-free privilege on the expense funds, originally planned to make it effective Nov. l, this year. That is tile scheduled date of the boost in personal income taxes. But Williams told newsmen he could not get enough votes (o put it over without changing Uie effective date to 1353. Conference Needed The amendment is not in the House-passed $7,'200.0CO.OOO tax increase bill and thus would be tub- ject to action in conference between the two branches. Chairman George (D-Gn) of the finance committee agreed to accept the amendment with the 1053 effective date.. Williams said he believed the top members of the government should be willing to give up their tax- free allowances at a time when Congress i s passing a bill to tax everyone "until It hurts." Lively Started But his amendment touched off lively .debate at a lengthy session last night. Some senators call- Sec TAX on Page 13 UN Planes Lash Reds on 'Ridge' Enemy Fire Slowed By Savage Attacks U. N. COMMAND, Korea, Sept. 27. (AP)—Navy and Air r-orce fighter-bombers today smashed home savage attacks on Communist artillery dug in on the rugged moun- I): soybeans i ; has been preside •firm's organization. Blyiheville Soybean Corporation located at 1800 West Main, also operates branch plants at Leachville Horncrsville, Mo., and Scnalh, Mo. The firm provides a year-round cash market for all types of grain, specializing in soybeans. In addition to shipments throughout the United Stales, the firm also handled export business. Mr. Reeves said the firm will maintain its policy "of providing fanners in the area we servo with the highest possible cash market for soybeans and other grains and supplying the seed they need." New York Cotton Oct Dec Mar May Jul 3736 3724 3722 3665 Open High I-ow Close 3755 3758 3723 31361 Oct . 3737 3725 3122 3668 37<W 369« 369-1 3645 37iS 3712 3703 3054 Dec Mar May Jul Open .. 3750 3735 3723 3716 3650 3756 3735 3723 3718 Low 3732 3704 3606 3695 3645 Health Unit Here Gives 'Shots To Nearly 7,700 Since Jan. 1 Nearly 7.100 Immunizations against five of the leading communicable diseases were administered by the Mississippi County Health Unit this year from Jan. 1 through Aug. 31. a report issued yesterday by Mrs. Annabel B. Fill, county health nurse, showed. The '!,097 innoculations 'and vaccinations given during this period included Immunizations against smallpox, typhoid, diphtheria, te»; I tanus and whooping. Most of the ™i immunizations were combined diph- 19 [ thcria, tetanus and whooping cough 10 i "shots." 5 3706; Mrs. Fill's report classified Health of service. Including Immunize lions. Under communicable disease control service, five cases Involving diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis were investigated with hospitalization of three cases— one of each disease— resulting. Kiwanis Plans Minstrel Show Benefit Scheduled For Oct. 25 and 26 Dates for the Kiwanis Club's benefit Negro- Minstrel have been sot as Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 In the woman'.s exhibit building at walker Park, according (o Arthur S. Harrison, Kiwanis cluh president. Mr. Harrison announced 'dates lor the- two-night, local talenl'show at the weekly meeting of the club in Hotel Noble yesterday noon. Per- farmor.ces on each night arc 'scheduled lo start at S p.m. Proceeds from the minstrel are co £0 to Uie club's Undcrpriviltgcd Children's Fund. The minstrel will be under the direction of T. p. inoc) Dean with Dr. Milton Webb as musical director. All characters in the show will be portrayed by members of the club. A film, "Letter lo a Rebel," was shown at yesterday's meeting. The film was produced by the Small Businessmen's Economic foundation. Joe Emerson of Joncsboro and John Spain of Jackson. Tcnn., were eucsts at yesterday's meecting. Three Doys Left To Pay Poll Tax Sheriff William Berrym.ln today reminded Mississippi County citizens tain slopes of eastern Korea. * * # Reds May Want UN to End Talks Ridgwoy Blasts Enemy for Attitude On Change of Site TOKYO. Sept. 27. (AP)—Oen. Matthew B. HMgwny's Public Information Office said tonight the Reds may be trying to force the United Nations to break off Korean cease-fire talks ''out of sheer frustration and futility." The statement was Issued a few hours after the Supreme Allied Commander made a proposal designed to get the suspended talks restarted. Ridgway suggested a new conference site in no-man's-land where delegates could resume discussions of Item Two of the agenda—location of a military buffer zone. Reds Taken to Task The headquarters release took Communist liaison officers lo task for refusing to disclJss anything but a time and date for a new meeting. "The significance o( this. Is obvious," the statement said "The Heds at the present time are responsible tor the calling off of the truce talks . . . such a turn of events does not help Ihcir so-colled 'peace offensive,' which has been going on for many months now. "Consequently, If the talks are resumed on their terms, the commun- sts may be planning to force on the delegates the endless questions of neutrality and violations and all other peripheral matters (hat have nothing to do with a cease-fire itself. , „ " . Charily Cases Aided Biologicals dispensed to private .. physicians during this period for i that they have but three dayl use on chanty patients included 20, which to obtain 195S poll tax complete rabies treatments, scrum ' colpts ('L^/vtaf °r ^Tl" . imn " mi "ion 33 iwls of diphtheria antitoxin, 12 prophylactic doses for. tetanus, 50 cubic centimetcrFSf typhoid vac- -j?-n i ••"— -*"o iti^/it lui^amcu nuaun cine nun i» packages of snintln. ?6aO! unit activities according to 13 types! See HFALTII U.N?T on I'a^c 13 cine and 18 packages of smallpox Deadline for the payment of poll taxes Is Monday midnight, he said. To date, approximately -1,500 rjol] tax receipts have been Issued in North Mississippi County, Sheriff Bcrryman salt]. Jaycees Plan Speech Event 'Voice of Democracy' Contest Scheduled Thirty-two F-51 Mustangs and 24 Navy Corsairs dropped napalm fire-bombs and high explosives on Red artillery and mortar positions n the "Heartbreak Ridge" area. Communist fire slacked off at ince. In the third straight day of aerial dogfights, 34 P-86 Sabre Jets tangled with 50 Russian-type MIO jet fighters and damaged two of the Red Planes. One Allied warplane was damaged but returned safely to base. The Par East Air Forces reported this three-day battle score: Reds losses 26—live shot down, two probably destroyed. 19 damaged. Allies—one U.S. jet destroyed; one Australian jet damaged but returned to base. Two Report Hits Hits on the MIOs were reported by Col. Benjamin S. Preston ot Hollywood, Fla., and Maj. William T. Wlsner ol Shreveport, La. Red artillery and mortar fire still fell on the positions of American and French soldiers of the U.S. 23rd Infantry Regiment north of Yang- gU The Red barrage, one of th» heaviest of the Korean campaign, kept the U.N. Infantry away from the strategic high ground on th» north-south ridge line. Sporadic Reel fire hit Allied posl- ttons atop a vital peak west of heartbreak. Small Attack Made South Korean troops on the east coast made a comparatively small- scale attack on a hill northwest of Kansong. They met some Communist resLstance. ' At last report the South Koreans were trying lo maneuver through heavy Communist tir« west ol the hill. U. S. Fifth Air Force fighter- bombers and light bombers struck more than 5p Communist rail point* and attacked up to "2,5K> Hed vehicles. One of the largest truck concentrations 'was in the Kumchon area, 20 to 30 miles north ol Kae- song. Allied pilots said traffic ha« been heavy there for nearly a week. The 1051-52 Voice of Democracy contest for senior high school students will be sncnsorccl here Oct. 28-Nov. 3 by the Junior Chamber o Commerce, it was announced today. ami" 0 contest, open to all lotli, llth [Price Clinic to Be Held writing and transcribing H minute script on the "subject "I Speak for Democracy." Late Bulletin— WASHINGTON, Sept. 27. W,— Gen Omar Bradley, chairman of Ihe Joint Cliiefi of Staff, left for •Korea and Japan last niglil "lo survey all aspects of the sltujt- llim" Hiih c,fii. Matthew RfrlR- way. United Nations commander. F °' B«smessme» Here students becomes eligible to take part in a state-wide contest. Judging in the state, regional and national events is done by means of recordings made by the entrants. First through third pface prizes ol S15. $10 and $5 will be awarded the Blytheville winner by the Jtiy- cees. Four top national winners will receive $500 scholarships and trips to Washington, D.C. Deadline for submitting the Blytheville entry in the state contest Is Nov. 25. Members of the contest committee arc Jaycee-i Larry Kncas and A price clinic for all businessmen In this area will be held at the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce office at 1 p.m. Monday, E. D. Swon- er, chairman of the Merchants Division of the Chamber of Commerce, said this morning. • A. T. Walker and Otis Brown of the Arkansas Office of Price Stabilization will conduct the meeting. Soybeans Nov ... Jan ... Mar ... Bill Stovall and Harcld Sudbury of May I radio station KLCN. lj u ly High 2S4'i 287 280=4 292'.', 2SO 2g3 285", 288 Close 284 Queen of Caruthersville Fair— Queen of Ihe 135) American Legion Fair at Caruthersville will be Miss Pattle Phillips, 19-year-old bookkeeper and secretary tor a Hayti cotton gin company. Chosen by slatf members of a. Memphis newspaper, the news of her selection nas tent secret until yesterday afternoon and Miss Pattie was a surprised young lady when she received a telegram telling her she was Queen Paltie. w. W. Chism ot Haytl, raster of ceremonies at the L^ion Fair, delivers the telegram in picture fee. The f,ve-day begins Oct. 3. Queen Patlie went bac'k <.work .picture two ,, tcr rca(Jjng the , and Le-e Phillip*, but she couldn't pay too rr^uch'Attention to the book- keeping n;achli><\ Whwi Pallie got twimc she looked up In her Hayll ilu;h Sthcoi yi'.ni»jk photo recoirts of other big events ipic-ture three). She was Football Queen when a senict In 1019-50 and was Queen of , •••••• "• -••*' '-viKcjjiaiut,. Knew mt young jaov in tne picture was uva tne yearbook her junior and senior sears. Pattle's hobby 1. penciled tall and mcaMircd 31-22-34 In other "important places. Q«« a sketching, and m picture four she sits al her dej* »t home and draw*%attle will be official no.tcss at the Legion Fair and has won a trip m picture, what the judges saw is picture five and they picked it from to New Orleans a* a renavd. —A Courier News Tliolo Feature field of 12 entrants. The judges, who did not know the names of any ol the contestants, knew the young lady in the picture was [lv*

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