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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL, JttYIII—^'0. 268 Biythovlile Courier Blytheville Daily New« Mississippi Volley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER py NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYT1IEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1953 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIE* FIVE CENTS Cherry to Present Welfare, Highway Plans This Week , By RAY STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Francis Cherry said this morning that he expects to offer the next two phases of his legislative program — covering wlefare and highways — to the general assembly this week. . The governor told his news con- Plenty of Shadows, Groundhog or Not— None of the Courier News staff members were able to round up any groundhogs here today, but they went on the not-too-brasb assumption that IF any ground- bogs WERE around — well, tbey Just naturally couldn't lielp rice- lug (heir shadows, The weather here over the week end went from the extremes of Saturday night's miasmai murk to as much sunshine this morn- Ing as any shadow-seeking groundhog could ask for. So, considering the date and the amount of solar radiation, there was naught to do but humor the ageless myth thai six more weeks of winter was ahead —for Blytheville anyway. And considering the mildness to date of the current season, no j one had any strenuous objections one way or another. . Mr. Groundhog . . * * In the spotlight today * * In White House, Groundhogs on Prowl Today By RUSSELL LANDSTKOM QOARRYVIIAE, Pa. «•> — For the first time In its long nnrl illustrious history the Slumbering Lodge of Groundhogs has one of the clan in the White House. No wonder the members have whipped up soincthinsr super for today. This, of course, is Groundhog Day. It's the day when a lot of people ; watch little holes in - the, earth for vcoichucks lo pop 'out (o see if winter is over. A lot of others poke fun at that and go right on believing !he official weather re, ports, no matter whether the groundhog sees its shadow or not. The tradition: If the groundhog sees its shadow, six more weeks of winter; if it doesn't, then spring is around the bend. In the lodge's view, few honors are higher than nomination to the brotherhood dedicated to pepping up Feb. 2. A man can't get into the lodge simply because he wants to. He must be chosen. Even then we nmy not come safely through the screening. ' i Officers said President Eisenhower, then a general, made the grade two years ago. In so doing, he joined, scientist - philosopher Albert Einstein and a company, of more' than 100 doctors/ laivyerx, teachers, businessmen 'and farmers in this ; picturesque Lancaster County region of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Starting their sorties before dawn, the lodgemen plainly relished the prospect of traveling for miles in all directions, mainly on horsebiiL'k. but afoot from lime lo time the better to spy on the groundhog. The findings of the nil - day See GIIOUNK HOGS on rage 5 I fercnce that his welfare program probably would be introduced tomorrow. He said he would meet this afternoon with tho chairmai of the welfare committees .of both Houses, the House speaker and Lt. Gov. Nathan Gordon to draft final plans for introducing the bills. Che r ry s a Id lli e h ighw a y bill 5 probably would be introduced ^Wednesday. He declined to answer questions on the two programs A bill that was passed by the Senate Thursday drew praise froiv the governor. To Scratch Candidate The measure, sponsored by Sen James Johnson of CrossclL, woulc require that voters scratch the candidates they oppose iiistcud oJ placing a mark beside the name of the man they support. Johnson told the Senate that the bill was designed to stop alter ation of ballots. Cherry said that he thinks the proposal is "a good bill." The governor also said he wpulc ponsor a bill to-relieve the di vector of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of his arbitral-; powers over liquor permits. The governor said the bill wouli be offered through the temper ance committees of both, legisla live houses. The bill would provide that n decisions of the ABC director wil become effective until after th board reviews or refuses to re view the action at Us next meet ing in Little Rock. At present, the director has th power lo issue or revoke hquo or beer permits and his decision, are effective immediately. Cherry said that the Board ha director, George Callahan. Th governor added, that this mean that the board either was wron or \l should have replaced it director. .The governor said that; lie prol ably- would «ame the new inert bers of the. board this week. H Frees Formosa of Seventh Fleet; Wants Tax Cut Delayed DECOMKS MANAGER — Freeman E. Robinson, who resigned recently as vocational agriculture instructor at Blytheville High School, today Ijecame manager of Hurjbard Hardware Co. here. In a statement praising Mr. Fiobin- son's 15 years' service as a teacher. School Superintendent W. B. Nicholson today said, Few, if any, members of the high school faculty have been more faithful, more efficient and more generous with lime and effort In' service •through the schools to the community than Mr. Robinson." Vocational agriculture students presented Mr. Robinson with an electric razor last week. He has been succeeded at the school by William McLeod. U.S. Sabres Down Two Red MIGs in Korean Air Fighting By ROBERT B. TTJCKMAN' , SEOUL (AP) — U. S. Sabre jets tangled with Russian-built MIGs •jBll along MIG Alley today. Pilots reported shooting down two Red jtls. ^probably destroying another and damaging two more. xuirt Reporter fay Acts Signed ov. Francis Cherry has signed law two local bills setting sal-i s for court reporters in the Sec* Judicial and 12th Chancery DIs- IQs, both o[ which include Missls- [i County. 14 sets Second Judicial Dis- I'court reporters' annual salaries l\8CO and Act 15 sets at $-1.200 n |!:alaries of 12th Chancery Disi reporters. Both acts carried lency clauses, placing them in l:upon being signed by the tjov- lv,-hcr J sas Forecast — G e n er ally afternoon, tonight and XT- no important temperature .toissonri Forecast—PartLy cloudy tonight, generally fair Tuesday; cooler Tuesday; low tonight 25-30 northeast to 40 southwest; high Tuesday 35-40 northeast to 50s southwest. Minimum this morning—34. Maximum yesterday—50. Sunrise tomorrow—6:55. Sunset today—5:30. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. —none. Total precipitation since Januarj 1—3.87. Mean temperature (midway between high nnd low)—115. Normal menn temperature for February—43.4. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—SI. Maximum yesterday—56. Precipitation January 1 to this dat.-i.i4. Base Land Bill City Now Can Deed Old, New Areas to U.S. for Reactivation It was the 15th straight day of dog fights in far Northwest Ko'rea. The Air Force said today's battles anged from an altitude of 8'/ 2 miles down to 500 feet. The Sabres were flying a pro- •ective screen for fighter-bombers ~ollo\ving up Sunday night's B-29 Superfort bombing of Communist >attle front positions. The Air i'orce said nearly 100 warplanes lit troop concentrations southeast of Chinnampo on the west coast. Pilots report"-! destroying 40 buildings and 'ilng off a sp tacular series sccondsy explo- ons. The Sunday night Superfort attack was described as their henyi- est on Red front positions in a year. ^ ' • 100 Tons Dropped F.ir East Air Forces reported 10 of the big bombers dumped 100 tons of high explosives on the Reds. Fifth Air Force fighter-bombers followed up the raid early today. At least 17 bunkers and five gun positions were reported smashed. The Eighth Army said Ihe sharpest ground fighting broke out on the Western Front near shell- battered Old Baldy Hill. Allied troops withdrew from an outpost position after a two-hour night assault by 80 Chinese, but reoccupled the hill before daybreak without, resistance. Elsewhere only sporadic patrol clashes were reported. The Eighth Army said Allied tanks completed a three-week bunker busting shoot on the Central Front—from the Kumhwa Ridges to Whitehorsc Mountain—and that lank crews reported hitting a total of 1,000 bunkers. The Army said more than a half mile stretch of Chinese trenches were destroyed. The City of Blytheville now can proceed with plans to give the former World War IF air base here bask to the government, plus an extra 197 acres the Air Force wants for reactivation purposes. Gov. Cherry has signed Into law bill introduced by Rep. James Edwards of Blytheville which spells out the city's authority to do this. The bill was introduced by Rep. Edwards at the behest of city officials, who were requested by the Air Force to get tills authority specified In Arkansas law. The law provided for leasing or sale of such land but not an outright transfer. One portion of the Edwards bill covered deeding of the present air base land to the government and another specified deeding of the additional land being sought. Although specifically applying lo Blytheville at present, the law Is statewide In application. City officials say n rcverlcr clause will be included in the deed, so the city will regain ownership of the land when the Air Force is through wilh it. Rice Topic at FB Meet in Osceola 1953 Member Drive For South Missco Also Is On Agenda Mississippi County fanners gathered in Osceola today to discuss rice production and plans for the 1053 Farm Bureau- membership drive in South Mississippi County. G. noy Adair. who is in charge of regional research on rice and is stationed at the .University of Arkansas' rice branch experiment station nt Stuttgart, \vas discussion leader . : Also.6A.hnn(|.for the rice prp/^uc- ftS'!tRPy?^^ ? "V>yas:Kol)cct:Rav/l, l£gs-*of tiVa ai'k a iiVai Rll'e G f ovJe'ns' Association,. Stuttfart.Vwrio .was to discuss. marketing nnd price outlooks for the crop. About 2,000 acres of Mississippi County laud probably will be planted in rice during 1053. n. V. Mailoch, county agent, pointed out today. He said increased interest in the crop led to today's meeting, which is being sponsored by the.F a'r in Bureau and the Extension Service. South Mississippi County's Furm Bureau drive probably will set a goal of around 2,200 members. Membership in the south "half in 1952 was about 100 short of t h i s mark. Cut in Spending Must Come First; Segregation Hit Elsenhower Devotes Most of Message To Domestic Problems i By MAKVIX L. AKKOWSMITH WASHINGTON ( A I>) — President Eisenhower told Congress today lax tuts must be deferred until "we show wo can succeed" in reducing federal spending, and he advocated letting wage-price controls lavtgc April 30. Addressing n joint Senate-House session to deliver his first State of the Union message, Eisenhower devoted most of his 8,500- word prepared speech to domestic problems. The President set forth the new administration's program in llml field in broad outline, coupling it with a pledge to "initiate at onoc effective programs of security" to bar "the disloyal and the dangerous" from federal jobs. Among other tilings, Eisenhower called for Amendment of the Tnft- HarOey Labor Law but did nol suggest any .specific changes. He left that .to the Labor Departmenl and Hie Senate and House Labor committees. The president also declared he plans lo use "whatever authority exists in the office of the Prcsidcnl to end segregation in the District of Columbia (Washington), including the federal government, anci any segregation in the armed forces." On a broader scale geographically, he deplored discriminaUon 'a.sj&lhal-' Negroes "and; other racial >t> T'Vr V : 'vJinnUes}.bul'made no mention of Grower* he^Republicaii ^party's platform rcatnient' irT'the "area of dlscrJm 'to further just and equitable )lcdge to enact federal legislation mitory employment practices/ "In Power of Fact" As he did during the campaign Eisenhower said "much of the an >wer" to civil rights problems lies not in.legislation, but "in the power of fact, fully publicized; v bf per suasion, honestly pressed; and o mporlant problem at home—in the conscience, justly aroused." The new chief executive sniil n overall fight for world peace—i? o achieve adequate militar. strength '"within the limits of en Sec SE'hN'OING on Page 5 The Farm Bureau session was presided over by W. J. Denton of Wilson, president of the county Farm Bureau chapter. Hays Sullivan of Burdette was designated as membership chairman for the southern portion of the county. Plane with 39 Aboard Crashes In North Atlantic HALIFAX, Nova Scotia I.TI — A four engine British commercial transport plane wilh 3!) persons aboard radioed as SOS from the stormy North Atlantic today, and rescue planes and ships sped to the Kcene. Trie Hoyal Canadian Air F o r c e reported that the aircraft, a four- engine York operated by Skyways, Farm Gas Tax Refunds Go to 173 in Missco State farm gasoline tax refunds for the last quarter of 1952 were made to 113 applicants in Mississip- County with payments totaling S12.fi24.C2. These refunds (four and one-half cents of the six and one-half cent per gallon gas tax) are given farmers for fuel used in farm equipment which is not used on highways. Largest refund made lo a Mississippi County applicant for the last three months of 1952 was -458.02 v.-htch was paid to Leslie E. Speck, Jr., of Frenchman's Bayou. Flu Epidemic Appears Broken LITTLE ROCK IF, — Arkansas' influenza epidemic appears broken with today's report of 7,239 cases of the disease in 32 counties to the Ltd., of London, was bel'icvcd do\\ii! statc Itc:lltn Deparimcnt. Joseph Pcrel Dies MEMPHIS Mi Joseph Pcrcl, partner In the Perol and Lowenstetn Jewelry firm here, died today. He was G5. Polio Kills Child .PIN KBLUFF MV-Thomas Coleman Wallace, four-year-old son of Nfr. and Nfrs. James Wallace of Coy, Ark., died of polio at ft hospital here Saturday. miles east-southeast of Gander Nfld. The plane was beinff used lo ferry British troops between Lon- Dr. A. M. Wnshburn. heart of the Communicable Disease Division said the total was some 16,000 les.' than reported a week ago and don and the West Indies. It took i 23 ' 000 Ioss from lhc 30 ' 000 coscs off from the Azores late last night for Gander, Bermuda and Jamaica. reported at epidemic. the outset of t h Ditch Cleaning Project Set Bids to Be Opened Here February 18 Bids will be received by Drninag District No. 17 until Feb. 18, fo the projected cleun-out of tw ditches in the district, Secretary C G. Redman satd today. Tlie excavation work, expected t gel stared by March 1. will co of cleaning out approximately 2-10 300 cubic yards of materials ditches 35 fttid 3T. Mr. Rcdnmu saic Scaled buls'will be accepted at th District's office ta the Firsl.Nationa lliink Building here and copies the plans, specifIcalfons'and othc proposed contract documents be obtained from Mr. Rctftnan. The Job Is divided into two unite he said. Ditch 35 Is located south east of Number Nine, and Ditch 3 1 conies into Blytheville south of tow with an outiet Into Ditch 27 at Ha Moon. Mr, Redman Indicated he expected a good irmny bids, both froi contractors here and out of the cit One requirement states that the hit dcr must be licensed In the Stai of Arkansas. Inside Today's Courier News ...Kincr may go lo Braves o Reds., -Sports.. .Page 8... ,. .Markets.. I'agc 5,., ...Society news,..Page I... Chiang's Navy thief Says 'We're-Ready'- By IIOV ERSOYAN HONOLULU Ul—Vlce-Adm. Ma 111 - Chuangt 'Nationalist China's lief of naval operations, satii lo- ay the Chinese Navy is ready to age commando-type raids on the ommunist China coast if I'resi- ELscnhowcr releases the U. S. eventh Fleet from guarding For- iosa Strait. "We are always ready," he said. But he said systematic~major at- ;cks on the China coast were "a uestlon of time." "1 cannot say- how long U would ike to organize a major attack," c said in an interview. "U Is not ureiy a Navy matter." Ma passed through Honolulu en oulc to Washington. He was nc- ompanled by Mnj. Gen. Chou Yu- unn, commandant of the Chinese Marine Corps. Ma said he was "very pleased" with President Eisenhower's reported decision, but that there ivns "no relation" between it and his trip to Was hi tig ton. "It's purely coincidence." he said. "The reports reached us' after we left Formosa, "In principle, 1 am very plcnscd." He saiti he knew of "no prior discussion" of the reported plan. Ma would not reply directly when asked if Nationalist forces were in a position to nit nek the China coast without U, S. air and naval support. "The United States and China have a common aim in fighting communism/* he said. "If the Chinese Navy had more strength, we would have more confidence.' 1 23 Wrecks in 48 Hours- One Killed and Six Hurt Mississippi County's first traffic fatality in 1953 oc- urrecl Saturday as 23 reported wrecks, the largest number n any 48-hour period in this area for several months, caused n iuuieterminate amount of property damage and injuries j at least six persons. Billy Robertson, n, nf Ejuxom. I icd sit Walls Hospitnl here about! \vo hours after the cnr in which was rEdlng with his brother, ""rank Robertson, 21, collided'with n -Arknnsns Grocery Company ruck, driven by Olan Allison or Elythevllle, Frank Robertson, who was driv- fir the, 193G Ford, was "taken to Vails Hospital. His condition was ts(cd ns serious by hospital offl- ;ials Ibis morning, though they rc- iorted-, he is "holding his own." lis major inju'rfes are a double rnclnrc of the right leg »nd frac- urc of the right, arm. He is |lso iuffertng from shock, doctors said. Thirteen accidents were report- id over the weekend by Missouri itatc Patrolmen, who said only wo oE (hem were serious. No in- urtes-wcrc listed in these wrecks. Two large trailer thicks over- timed on Highway Gl just north of he Arkansas-Missouri Slate line Saturday night, in the heavy fog hat blanketed Die entire area of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast IlssourL One Iruck carried 80 feeder calves, and -It were reported killed by Missouri Stale Police when he truck overturned early Sun- lay morning about 4 miles north of Steele. Egg Truck Overturns Wreck of a Sylvester Poultry Products Company truck-of Montgomery, Ala., wilh a load of chlckcnc* and eggs valued nt $20,OQfi, was reported by attendants o£ Scotly's Service Station. Tht truck reportedly failed to make a curve nnro.ss from the service station about five miles north of Blytheville at 2 a.m. Sunday and overturned. .The heavy fog in;this area Saturday night was ,1101, listed as the cause of most accidents over the weekend. Both ArkiiTUo^s and Missouri State! Police and BlythcvMle police re-1 iwrted that most of the accidents i happened before or after the heavy, blanket of fog set in. Two trailer trucks were involved in a collision about two miles north of Osceola at noon yesterday, hospitalizing one of the drivers, William C. M;Guire of Indfrtnapolta, Ind.. at Methodist Hospital \n Memphis with head and shoulder injuries. Hospital officials reported his condition as improving this morning. Driver of the other truck, Elmo Goulhier of Ualon Rouge, suffered only minor bruises. Deputy Sheriffs Cliff Cannon nnd Dave Young investigated the ,iccl- dcnt. Deputy Cannon described the accident fif> having occurred when Gouthicr's truck, traveling south with a load of steel, careened into McG u i re's vcg etable truck, w he n 'resident Gives : irst Slate of Jnion Message End of Controls Also Recommended; Truman Policy Hit By Kl) CRKAGII WASHINGTON (A P) _ resident Eisenhower an- louncecU today he is ordering ' lie U. S. Seventh Fleet lo stop hiclding Communist C h i n a ind, in a sin-prise move, lie in- 'ited Congress lo disavow any loosevclt-Trtiman "secret im- lorstanclhiKs" which ptrmit nsliU'ement of people any- vhere. At home, Hie new Republican resident cautioned against tax cuts until a balanced budget Is In Ighl nnd gave Ills blessing to the end of :UI price and wage controls vhen present authority for them expires on April 30. Eisenhower said tile present effect of tlie Truman order neu- .rallzing • the Chinese Nationalist sland of Formosa is to protect lie very Chinese Reds who are killing American soldiers in Korea. Elsenhower spoke out 1n a State of the Union message which jroilKht him before a Joint session of Congress for the first time since ic took office. Elsenhower's mention of • secret understandings presumably referred primarily to provisions of the Yalta agreement with Russia late !n World War II. . Republicans long have criticized the arrangement made there by the late President Roosevelt and Pro- .. mier Stalin to give Russia teritorial and other concessions in the Pacific ln i return f Pr»?...5t?l.Vl,p.r9 1 mlJe! to enter the.war against Japan." . Not, until 1047 did the State De-. pa'rtment make public what it described as the full text of the Yalta ' pact. ..••••.'' . Elsenhower stressed nnew that his administration will aid other nations In (he fight against Communist aggression. But he said this help will Ire "in the measure that they strive earnestly to do their full share of the common task." II was a far-ranging 8,500-word address in which Ihn Chief Executive took "individual liberty" 'for his theme and— Nol In Immediate Future 1. Snid near-balance of the bud- gel, and with it the prospect of "inherited burden of indebtedness laic future. He- pointed to the, tax outs, won't come In the Immed- he said threaten to crash through and obligations and deficits" which of controls some prices will go up 215 .billion dollars. the present public debt ceiling of 2. Predicted., that with the end nnd others will come down. 3. Said in emphatic terms this country, has "incontrovertible evi- atomic weapons." Former Presl- dcncc that Soviet Russia possesses dent Truman had stirred up a controversy by expressing doubt In a recent interview that the Russians However, this Initial program Is • | 1owcr to wlnc out race segregation the stcei load shifted on a curve. Two Negroes Hurl An accident about 6 p.m. Saturday nt the C. H. Wlilsllc plantation See WRECKS on IMffe 5 St. Francis Basin Date Is Set' $1 Million Segment Of Giant Project Will Shorten Riycr XJniled States Engineers 'Thurs day will receive bids on an csli mated $1 million segment of th Blunt St. Francis River Basin pro jcct. Work which will be covered b contracts due to be let tills wee includes shortening the St. Franci by cutting across a large loop. The big ditch which will cut clowi the length of the river will be abou 14 miles In length and will nccess: tate excavation of some 25,000,00 cubic yards of dirt as well RS erec tlon of levees. . ' It will extend from near Mndl son lo the vicinity of 'Marlanna. Kvcntually. the huge project Is t Improve drainage from the rnout of the St. Francis to ne.ir Cap Girardeau. Effect of completion of the firs part of Phase One as Jar as Mis sissippl County and Southeast Ml: sourl U concerned is something lha nearly defies speculation. not expected to improve drainage IhLs f:ir norlh to any appreciable degree. Flood Death Toll Passes 800 Mark AMSTERDAM, 'me Netherlands i— Europe's three-day death toll from floods, passed the 8CO mark today. Holland was the worst hit | •• Larceny Count Dropped; Driver Is Fined $10 A charge of petit larceny against Lilly Bell McNary, Negro, was dismissed In Municipal Court this morning on motion of Ihe city, and j action V.LIS continued in the case ol Waller Camper, charged with the | improper use of natural re.-.ourccs truck license. One traffic case In Saturday'.'! court session listed a charge of passing at an intersection against R. L. Johnson,-who entered a pica of guilty »nd was fined {10 and. cottc. Prosecutor Requests Writers of Complaint About Tourist Court Here to Contact Him An anonymous Blytheville couple who submitted a written complaint about Immorality al 3. tourist court here were asked lo- dny by Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Partlow to contact him In person so an investigation could be launched. _-Thls coupb, who signed themselves only as "a mother and father," .sent copies of their complaint to Hie prosecuting attor- ney's office, the City Council and the Courier News. The letter also Indicated thai a copy had becri sen! lo the owner of Vhe tourl.st court. Mr. Partlow said an Investigation will IN: "launched promptly" it the writers of the letter will Identify themselves to htm so lie can obtain added information. He said he would present re.sulls of such an Investigation to a grand Jurv If the complaint Is substantiated. The writers of Ihe letter said they formerly resided near Ihe lourist court but "we had small children and were forced lo move on account of . * . immoral con- Hions" there. They Indicated In the Idler that a complaint had been filed with the city sometime in 1951 but that no actlqn resulted. wilh 394 dead In her most calamitous floods since the 15th century Britain counted 389 dead, Belgium 10 and 10 others died al sea when a trawler went down. Brave little Holland .mustered all Its strength lo meet the disaster. in the District of Columbia and In had a workable A-bomb. ). Promised all nctlon within hi3 the armed forces. Beyond that, Eisenhower indicated he would would "Ihrouqh friendly conferences with those In authority, in our states and cities" to seek civil rights progress. 5. Announced a new system of checking the loyally of federal employes, together illi a series of studies and surveys designed to end "waste and incompetence" in the Post Office and other departments. "Our people," Eisenhower said, ve demanded nothing less than good, efficient government. They shall gel nothing less." Wants "Ceirrrclivc Action" [in T-H He askctl Centre:--; for a good bit of lejiislEiUon—"corrective action" on the Taft-Ilmlley Act, for one thing, ami mi extension of the ... . ----- V , J1[; ,11,11^. nnvi ,111 L,\tl.lt^lull Ul III Hood water, whipped up by hiir- | Government Reorganization Act. .ricanc winds over the week end i poured over crumbled dikes In the sorely-stricken southwest area. The waters reached 40 miles inland. (See Related Story on I'age 121 Damage In the British Isles,. Bel- Blum and the Netherlands ran into the millions of dollars. One sixth of Holland was under water. More than a million persons were homeless In Holland, Belgium and the British Isles. The danger to The Netherlands remained great. Gale winds which combined with abnormally high tides to cause the floods continued to whip the watris over hundreds of mllrs of sand dimrs and connecting dikes which had held back the N'orth Eoa for oenhirlf-s. . .Scoro of bodies Howled among va.^ seas of debris along Britain's buttered East Coast. Rescue officials feared the death toll might pass 1,000. On one British Island— tiny Canvey at (lie mouth of the Thames—500 persons were missing. Eisenhower's most important announcement — freeing Chiang Kal-stiek's Chinese Nationalists on Formosa lo -strike at the Commu- nisl-held China m'ainland—came as something of an anticlimax. Word of it had leaked in advance See ritESIDKXT GIVES on I'age 5 LITTLE Nobody has ever developed o successful diet for reducing o fathead. "*•''»

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