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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS — THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND - SOUTHEAST M.Q^TIHT VOL. XLVII—NO. 182 Blytheville Courier B!yth*vitl« Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald AND' SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Communist Liasion Men Accept UN Compromise On Security of Corridor MUNSAiV, Korea, Oct. 20. '(AP)—Communist liaison officers today accepted a United Nations compromise of a fjuartcr-mile-wKle security path to (he proposed new site lor Korean armistice talks, and agreement seemed near for quick resumption of the long-stalled discussions. r? 1 ' Ant1rew J- Kinney, senior Allied liaison officer, said after today's session: "1 rather expect the thing will get settled tomorrow one way or the other." UN Tanks Probe BLYTHEVILLE/ ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1951 Near Kumsong, North of Parallel ^ Infantrymen Battle For Last Big Ridge Below Red-Held Town SEOUL, Korea, Oct. 20. (AP) United Nations tanks probed to within one mile of KuTnsong today and hurled high explosive shells into that vaunted Red bastion on the central front. About one mile to the south Allied Infantrymen battled In wind and rain for the last major ridgeline below Kumsong. Some u. N. ground troops could look down into the town from high ground to the South. Kumsong Is 30 miles' north of the 38th Parallel. An Allied briefing officer said the tanks were "exploring" the area. Southwest of Kumsong other Allied troops inched forward and captured a hill. The Eighth Army communique said advancing u. N. units were 2,500 yards—less than a mile and a half—from Kumsong. The general belief around eighth army headquarters was that U.N. troops could take Kumsong if they wanted to. Whether Gen. James A. ^n Fleet would order the city's IRiture Immediately remained to be seen. Headquarters officers also had one ear'cocked toward Panmunjom. •where there were indications a compromise might get the stalled truce talks started again. On the eastern front American tanks rumbled through the canyons east o( Heartbreak Ridge testing enemy strength. One column drew mortar and artillery fire from P/2d positions along the hillsides. Far north of Heartbreak, a U.N. battalion hurled back an enemy counterattack 50 miles above the 38th Parallel. This was at the advance point of a corridor stretching north along the eastern seacoast under Ihe protective guns of Allied Naval forces. Only major action on the western front was a fight 10 miles northwest of Yonchon. Chinese defenders there hurled Allied infantrymen off a hill. VA quick turn in the weather IPemsht mist and tog to the ridge- lines ot the central front. A light See WAR on Page 8 Liaison officers of both sides will resume their conferences tomorrow t 10 a.m. (7 p.m. Saturday CST). If agreement is reached then on security conditions, fullscale talks could be resumed within a few days. The Heds agreed to a United Nations proposal for a 400-meter co*. ridor straddling the road from Pan- munjom six miles west to Red headquarters at Kaesong and. 16 miles southeast to the U.N. command advance camp at Mimsan. Only one point remained in dispute before arrangements are complete for resumption of fullscale cease-fire negotiations—and the liaison officers appeared near agreement on that point: Shall the U.N. agree In writing to keep its warplanes from flying over the security zone around Kaesong? "They (the Reds) are taking a very firm position on the overflight question." Kenney said after Saturday's meeting. ' An official release from U.N. command advance headquarters said a solution to this problem was offered today when the United Nations command offered unilaterally to limit flights over Kaesong and the road to Panmunjom insofar as practical. (The U.N. command has already promised to avoid flights over Panmunjom itself.) "Other than this point, (only) adjustment in phraseology to the agreement and associated papers remain to be settled for ratification and the resumption of substantive discussions on the military armistice and resultant cease-fire." Agreements reached by the liaison officers will be submitted to the full delegations at their first meeting for ratification. Kinney said the U.N. command plans to erect, searchlight beacons and raise balloons within the 1,000 yard wfeiv '^nne' aronhri PRrunun, jom. They will serve as navigation aids to keep Allied piloU away. It was disclosed for the first time Saturday that U.N. liaison officers proposed n. 200-meter corridor a.t underneath the car. attack by either side. The liaison officers talked tout hours and 10 minutes today in the Sec CEASE-FIRE on Pije S EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Congressmen Maneuver Three /Major Bills for Quick Passage —AP Wircphoto SJJSPKCT IN VVrfjI'l'lNG DEATHS HARES OWN SCARS—Curtis Lennander, 33. (left) whom Sheriff Thomas Gibbons (right) says has admitted fatally whipping two women—one his wife—reveals scars of a beating he says he received during a religious cult meeting at St. Paul, Minn. Cibaons reported Lcmiander freely admits severly lashing Mrs! Anna Halvorson and his wife. Doth have died. This picture was taken in the home where the beatings allegedly occurred. Lannander has a Bible in his pocket. He is being h ew without charge pending further investigation. 2 Huffman Women Die in Auto Wreck OSCEOLA, Oct. 20.—Two women cousins from Huffman wer ? killed at 2:30 a.m. today when their automobile overshot a Highway 61 curve two and one-hnlf miles north of here, overturning and pinning, both beneath the wrecked \rnVi isiln »-»»*,»,» vehicle. Dead are: Miss Virginia Ray, 21, superintendent of nurses at Walls Hospital, apparently the driv.y.-. Slie was the daughter ot Mr. and Mrs Max Ray of Huffman. Miss Dorothy Hughes, 25, daughter of Mrs. Florence Hughes of Huffman. According to Deputy Sheriff Cif.[ Cannon, the couple was drivrng ctr missed a sharp.'curve near Frank Williams' residence, struck a tree and overturned throwing both _'llty Cannon said the body of ; Ray was found face up under Friday's session. Reds rejected it. No reason was given why this pro- ""^ "ij *a& iuiniu nice up utmer posal was not made public until aft- tne ''ear door ot the car's left side er agreement was reached Satur- and that Miss Hughes' body lay da >'- face down across the other woman The U.N. offered the 400-meter "This indicated," he said, "that (437.6 yards) corridor compromise both were thrown from the during a two-hour session Saturday " morning. The Heds accepted it at an afternoon meeting. ... * „.„,. „,,.„„„„,,, , V ,,L-H. unr- The corridor would be free from uthersville truck driver, who saw through the driver's door." The pair was last reported seen at 2 a.m. by, Herman Allen. Car- them at a Lake David cafe. Allen, who arrived at the accident scene shortly after the crash, said See WRECK Page 8 Dell Negro Fined $25 After Car-Truck Wreck Press Watson, Dell Negro, was fined J3o and costs in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of failing to yield the right of way. A car driven by Watson was involved in nn accident with a pickup truck driven by F. s. Nuckle.s of Victoria on Highway 18 near Deli yesterday. Politicos Eye 2 Missco Cities (• Luxora, Blythevillc Have Only Races Now; Deadline Is Monday Contests for city offices In th Mississippi County municipal 30. A. Atomic Weapons Test Failed Because of Electrical Circuit LAS VEGAS. Nev., Oct. 20. (AP)-The start of the latest atomic weapons test was set back two days as scientists pushed a button vr-^tprrt^v yu.-im.u » uuuun jesieraaj , ouuuuiu. ruurriiv mcnarason Wile a explode a nuclear mass from the top of a 100-foot steel tower, and I Tale, C. D. Smith, j. B. Clark an nothing happened. " ~ It too Dr. Alvin C. Graves and his fellow Atomic Energy Commission scientists all day lo find and fix tha trouble—a faulty electrical circuit, one of thousands in the intricate mechanism required to set otf an A-weapon. Condition Still Serious Condition of Rodney L. Banister, Farmers Dank and Trust Company cashier who suffered a heart attack late Thursday, remained serious today, attendants at Walls Hospital said. Weather A.\\rl<ans»s forecast: Fair and a lit"',» warmer this afternoon and to- FATR AND WARMER night. Sunday considerable cloudi. ness and warmer. 'Men Too Tired . 4 By that time the scientists were] so tired that the nuclear series op- encr was postponed until tomorrow morning, weather favoring. Graves and Carroll L. Tyler, AEC test manager, explained that they and most of the workers at the Yucca flat test site had been working 30 straight hours. "We'll have to rest our personnel before resuming." said Tyler, ruling out an explosion today. Tyler said the AEC has no objection to a blast on Sunday. The last winter was held on Sunday, second of the series of five tcsU here Jar, 28. To Use 100-Foot Tower At a news conference ending the fruslarting day. Tyler for the first time disclosed that the Initial test is utilizing a 100-foot tower. He said there was no tactical significance to the return to a tower, which device was used in the original A-bomb test at Alamagordo, N.I.I., and later Charge Dropped In Traffic Death Of Holland Man at Enlwetok. Tyler explained that . I ijn-i tA^mmcu uiiti. a nxcu Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy (point detonation gives up the op- and warmer this afternoon, consid- portnnity to compile more accurate crable cloudiness tonight Mid Sun- data to correlate it better" than rlay. followed by occasional showers ' other methods of exploding the fnr'inn..'",* 05 ' "'"! c ^ ( ™ mc _™^" weapon, such as dropping It from a Failure, Not Error . The AEC official said the circuit break was not due to any error by a worker, but was a case of one link Tailing In a complex mechanism that contained ''miles and miles of cables, relays and various circuit 1 ?, all connected in series." It was learned reliably that the troop phase of the new experiment may not come up tor at least' a week. The AEC has said that soldiers are not Involved in the opening test. The fact thnt high AEC and Defense Department officials portions: warmer tonight and in southeast Sunday; low tonight 45 to 55: high Sunday In 60s. Minimum this morning—35. Maximum yesterday—63. S njcl today—5:19.' '• Svnrise tomorrow—6:11. Precipitation 2-1 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. » Total since Jan. 1—36.21. Mean temperature (midway b'e- t-.. ::n high and low)—59. Normal mean temperature for Or.- tober—83.4. This Dale Last Ve«r Minimum this morning — 59. ?!,v:'m»m y^ •-•()•». fifl. Frcupitation January 1 to Increased Taxes Okayed by House, Sent to Truman Northern Democrats Reverse Stand, Vote For Controversial Bill WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.— (AP)—A 55,691,000,000 tax increase awaits President Truman's signature today after a perilous journey through the House. A 185 to 1GO roll call vote in that chamber yesterday clinched passage of the big revenue measure. The Senate had approved it Thursday by a voice vote. Yesterday's victory was a sweet one for House administration leaders, stung four days before by rejection of an earlier compromise version of the bill. All hands on Capitol Hill took a for granted that Mr. Truman would approve the Increase promptly. It calls for a sharp boost Jn individual Income tuxes beginning Nov. 1. and—provided it is signed by tomorrow—for higher rates on dozens ot manufactured products, including whisky, cigarettes, gasoline and automobiles. Corporation taxes also are due to go up, and retroactively. "Over a full year's operation, the bill Is expetced U> bring in S2.280.- 000,000 additional revenue from individuals. $2,207,000,000 more from corporations, and $1,204,000,0 extra in excise fsales) taxes. The total increase Is calculated at 52,104,000.000 for the current fiscal vear.^now newly .one-thirl)' .gp^f. Added on to revenue from existing laws, the Increase is estimated to bring the government's total income to about 564.700.000,000 for the 1852 fiscal year which ends next June That total, however, may be three to eight billion dollars below the outgo for the period. The bill provides little more than half the $10.000,000,000 additional :g is midnight revenue the President asked for this year. The S5.C91.000.000 total of th compromise bill compares with ST.200.000.000 Increase voted by th,. House, originally. This was pruned down to J5.-SOO.OOO.OOO in the Senate The new measure and two othc ...^ o.,, „„,„„,„„ ,„ ,_,„,, tax bills passed since the outbreak field. He led a four-man of tile Korean War have added team nearly $16,000,000,000 to the Ameri can tax load. A ta xincrease. varying only in a few minor particulars from the one finally approved was rejected by the House Tuesday. 201 to 157. On the final, decisive roll call yesterday, Ml democrats, 37 Republi rescue fo the binning Sites home the state line and brought the three children, who were alone in the house to safely. Mr. Stantietd slated that he dis- factions were concentrated in Ely theville and Luxora this morning ii! candidates in Osceola and Keisei remained without opposition. No one has filed for office in Dell Deadline for Monday and "any candidate „,, have until that time to file for of fice with any member of the Missis sippl County Board of Electic:,. Jesse Taylor of Blylheville, chair man. announced this morning. Oth cr board members are Oscar Fend ler of Blytheville and D. Fred Tay lor of Osceola. In Luxora, Moses Sliman Is op posing incumbent E. R. Bogan fo mayor and nine candidates hav. filed for five at-large City Connci seats. They are T. D. Wilkins. o. I. Murray D. Joe Gentry, incumbent Recorder W. E. Head ! o°™ 7^° is without opposition. .opposed the „ , ' too heavy a burden on low incom Butler Unopposed Mayor Ben F. Butler is without opposition in Osceola as Is Treasurer Josephine Montague. C. D. Ayres is a candidate for, - , ...„_ .,First Ward Alderman, C. C. Dane-[ tr.ition should move to reduce pov- hower is seeking the Second Ward : eminent spending before insisting post, and no one had filed for the ] on additional tax money. j determined but it is reported to Third Ward post al 10 a.m. today. ] For (he majority of Americans,! have started in the front of the At Keiser, Mayor R. H. Robinson, j the bill means an increase of i home. The house was destroyed "£ J Wa£o™Sha7 C r £ ?»J!ff- t !'.' l - n -l^-E". ^ in > "»"•« °< the Sites' children were , , cans and one independent supported the bill. Thirty-four Democrats and 126 Republicans voted against It. agas . Some northern Democrats who had Legislators Decide 6 Big Issues Yesterday WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. (AP)-Here's what Congress got don« yesterday in its rush toward adjournment: 1. The House approved nnd sent to the White House a tax hike bill it turned down in almost the same form last Tuesday. 2. House and senate passed a bill revising postal rates. 3. Boll! Houses also passed bills raising the pay o[ 1.100,000 civil servants by from $300 to $800 a year. 4. Both Houses passed bills raising the pay of 500,000 poslal employes, by from S400 to $800 a. year. 5. The Senate approved a $4,020,108.000 money bill (or military construction. B. The Senate confirmed nine of President Truman's nominees for delegates and alternates to the United Nations. It took no action on the tenth. Ambassador at Large Philip c. Jessiip. Besides Hits, a score of minor bills were handled and conference committee!, sped agreement OI , remaining appropriations bills. EgyptiansDefiant;Out Of British Rifle Range CAIRO, Efejrpt. Oct. 20. (AP)-Egypt maintained her defiance of Britain tooay with worts and small deeds-but her armed forces carefully kept out of range of strong British forces dug in along the strategic Suez Canal. From Cyprus came word that the for Egypt today. British garrison on the Island was Three Children Saved in Blaze/ BlyrheviJre, Steele Men Rescue Trio Jn State-Line Fire Quick thinking on the part of a Blytheville car salesman prevented a major tragedy at the State Line Community yesterday and saved (he three children or Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Sites from a fiery death. The car salesman Is Otho Stan- coverer! the burning driving along a gravel home while roart at the state line. He went to a .nearby service station and summoned the help of three other men, Homer Odom of Blytheville and L D. Rid- dicfc nnd Ebbcrt Barnes of Steele. The four men relumed to the ie Siles home, entered through a rear e i door and discovered the children, j First, the men carried the children j to safety. Then they returned and groups were persuaded lo reverse their votes. In general, the Ucrnlb- licans who opposed the first com-1— •«•*..>• ....... n,t v jvminiru juiu promise Tuesday were still against! save!l tne Sites' household belong•" • • ings before the (ire completely cn- gulfcrl the home. Cause of ihe fire has not been the bill. They argued the adrnints- MARION. Oct. 20. — A A. R , . . Amos and Aldermen W. M. Taylor, charge of involuntary manslaugh- i ler against Mclvin k. Dent, held in connection with the traffic death of a Holland. Mo., man Monday, was nolle prosed in Magistrate's Ccurt here yesterday afternoon. Justice of Peace Jimmy Mann, i who heard the case, said Dent wa.s j fined $50 and costs on a charge of! improper passing in the same acct- dent on his plea of guilty. Norvell Curry. 23-year-old Holland (ruck driver, was killed last Monday when his truck was sideswiped nnd overturned in a pacing mishap on Highway 61-63 near Jerico. Police said Dent, while passing Pace. James Bowles. H. p. and Rov l.-in'T^ton pit are See I'OMTICS Page 8 es cren were their income tax obligations. Since, not learned hut Mr. Stanficld said the bill will be in eftecl for only , they ranged in'age from "a baby the last two months of 1951. this! to a girl about 13 " year's tax hills will be about 2 per Mr. Sites is an employe of a station at the state line. the truck, was veered into it by an i oncoming bus. ' Dyess Farmer h Hurt A Dyess farmer. Oscar Towel 12 sufferer! minor scratches at da!e yesterday afternoon wh_ was struck by 3 passing car while valklng on Highway 61. ncpuli Sheriff J. T. wiglcy said today. Franco Discusses East MA'DRID, Spain, Oct. 20. (if, — Generalissimo Francisco cabinet was closeled for ,„ llulll mail early, today white Foreign A! A British military spokesman In icn and 750 are dis- - - — ••» ...... n jjiiuwii unman completely stripped to reinforce the Cairo said 450 arm" 40.000 Tommies in Egypt with a tor trie Royal Air' full brigade of parachute troops, embarking today at Port Said but The last 3,000 troops on Cyprus left they are 'mere "replacements " The spokesman said that after a night without Incident, two native drivers of a Naati (army post exchange) truck were ambushed .this morning, one man vvss wounded In Cairo police officials said they will continue the 12-day-old "state of alert" for police for several more days. In Cairo. Egyptian officials de livered a formal protest note ac cusing Britain ot "endangering peace in the Middle Enst" ant blaming her for Wednesday's predawn battle at the El Fenian bridgi over the canal. Two Egyptian soldiers were killed in the battle Official Files In All Egyptian official, ordered to slay out of the Sudan by the Colony's British Governor General "Sir Roliert Howe. cauRht a plane for Khartoum, the Sudanese capital today. I The official. Mohammed Abdel Harli. controller-general of Egyptian education In the Sudan, said he had not received Howe's order to stay out of the Sudan, which Egypt is trying to annex after repudiating a 52-year-old agreement, to share jointly with Britain in ruling the country. Howe's order tolrl Mohammed and the top Egyptian army officer for the Sudan. Lcwa Abdel Fattah Bi- sarl. to stay out of Sudan for reasons of "public order." Bisharl remained behind when Abdel Hartl left today. His army superiors told him to cancel his reservations on the plane. 'Never Hc.irel' Order Abdel Had! insisted he "never heard" of Sir Robert's order. The of/ice of the Sudan ngent in Cairo said, however, the order had been delivered to Abdel Hadi's office. Itritish sources said they feared the two officials might 5 i| r up trouble in Ihe Sudan, where political (actions are divided, some wanting [o join immediately with Egypt, others favoring the British program of a slow path lo independence Brilish informants said the two men have in the past helped finance activities of the pro-Egyptian Ashlsga party In the Sudan. Ashig- g,i leaders announced earlier this wccl: they plan to kick the British out ot the cotuitry. Abdel Had! said British-controlled forces in the Sudan Include 1500 Brilish regulars. 5.000 police and 5.W30 native Sudanese against only 1.500 men under Abdel Hadi's or- Stc EGYPTIAN Page 8 Lawmakers Set This Afternoon For Adjournment $7,328,000 Bill For Foreign Aid Is SUM Pending WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.— (-AP)—Three big money bills wore maneuvered into position today so that Congress couid pass them quickly and 'go home. The three, which include a ?7,328,903,000 foreign aid pleasure, are the only major items standing in the way of adjournment of the first session of the 82nd Congress. The lawnmkcrs hope to call it quits some time this afternoon. Iney have been in session for nine months and 17 days. Two of the appropriations bills were whipped Into final compromise form at Senate-House conferences last night. These are the foreign aid bill and a 51,050,000.000 supplemental measure currying funds for defense purposes, economic stabilization agen- "iw I" 1 " vnrious Bovernment depart- The third, a $4,000,000,000 military construction bill, still must be worked out Id a conference. Except for some miscellaneous odds and ends, all other "must" bills were out of the way, „ $5.691,000.000 • m r creilEe w » hnvfng left canitol hill for the White House last night House Meets Earjy ' Anxious to get the year's busines's ?™. r w<»'. House i caders caUed heir branch into session earlier than usual tio a.m. EST) They hoped for sine die, -or-.'final,- adjournment in mid-afternoon. The Senate meets two hours later fnoon), since the House must act bins Cn thC lo " over appropriation Topping the day's calendar in the House is a vote on the President's veto of a bill to help disabled veterans buy automobiles. By a 55 to 10 vole, 11 more than two-thirds necessary to override, lh.8 Senate rop,isjed the bill yesterday The House was expected to follow suit, making the bill law despite the President's objections. In his veto message, the President said he would approve legislation limiting the proposed aid to veterans who have lost the use of one or both legs at or above the See CONGRESS on Page 8 U.S. Ends War With Germany East-West Split Stops Peace Treaty Action WASHINGTON. Get. 20. OP)—The state of war with Germany is ended. A Congressional resolution ending it was signed by President Truman yesterday. This means Germans are no longer enemy aliens In this country. Tlie resolution makes it easier for Germans to do business and tiavel In the United States, permits Germans to sue in the u. S. courts and opens the way for establishment of a German embassy in Washington. But it is not a peace treaty. The East-West split in Germany has prevented that. New York Stocks lind not yrt appeared indlfalrs Ihe; fairs Minister M.irtin Art.ijo tills g history-makinp tacttrnl tej.1 Is notiert them r.n Ihe political »• lmm*di«t«ly forthcomlrur.. I ia lii» troubltd east. brief- HUTTISH ROADBLOCK IN F.GVPT — British v>i» ;n.i!i a road Mock In street In Ismail*, ctly atcd on the Suez Canal, after armed .-lashes and j rioling broke out, in jeveral place* In Egypt u » —AP \Virtphoto result of the current Anglo-Egyptian dispute over coiiiio! of the (anal area. Th>; t^yplian government mid ?r\ prr.-niu have br-r-n killed in the (Isht- ing between British troops and rioters in Ismallia. Clwing Quotations- A T i T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Bclh Steel Chrysler ',,'_', Coca-Cola '"''_ Orn Elertric Gen Motors I MruKsomrry Ward ' N Y Central Int Harvester No. Am. Aviation Republic Steel Radio '/_"_ Socony Vacuum Studebaker Ktamlnrd of N J 1.,.. IV.VIA Corp Pt\'>! 1 > '. V s S'.cel .,....,...'.'. i Southern Pacific Clear Lake Soldier Wounded in Korea. Pfc. Rayford p. Luns.'ord son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter p. Lunsfo.-d of Clear Lake, has been wounded in action in Korea, accord;:-,- lo a Defense Department rsiUiilty list, released today. GOODHOJJORJ 157 1-2 63 3-1 47 5-8 I 53 3-8 11 10? 1-2 aC 7-8 5! 1-8 7! .'-4 19 34 1-8i 16 1-8 [ 42 1-2 22 1-2 31 3-4 30 1-8 68 S3 1-4 .V, -'.4 HERE'S LITTLE \.lf. , pin l. size ambassador of Rood chtcr. She's the star of a ncir icilur- cttc that uill give you a bit of wit. some clever philosophy and :i «owl laugh every il.iy. I.1TTI.B 1.17, ln-sins Mnndny (n llir Courier N'I-IIS. Look for lirr in Ilii- S'ol c.irli il.iv.

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