The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 26, 1951 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 26, 1951
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST HHHttngrtt AMD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOC. XLYH—NO. 1ST Blythevtlle Courier Blylheville Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1951 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE C&NTS Allies Reject Red View of Buffer Zone UN Would Give Up to 15 Miles To Communists MUNSAN, Korea, Oct. 26 (AP)—The Allies today quickly rejected K communist buffer zone proposal trial the U. N. give up such bitterly won Korean areas as Heart break Ridge . . . Punchbow . . . Iron Triangle. The Reds wanted the United Nations forces to withdraw as much as 15 miles. Their proposal countered yesterday's U.N. suggestion for a buffer zone generally along present battle lines. Maj. Gen Henry I. nodes told .'.he Reds,theri proposal hore "no relationship to the military line of contact and did not offer truce protections." Reds Would Krep Kaeson; The Red offer and U.N. rejection came at the second meeting of subcommittees trying to agree on a cease-fire line. The meetings are held In Panmunjom. Under the Red proposal, they would keep Kaesong, former site of truce talks two miles south ot the 38th Parallel. They would withdraw from part of Qngjin Peninsula on the west coast, an area the Al- r.~s describe as militarily unimportant. The subcommittees meet again at 11 a.m. Satin-clay (8 p.m. Friday, CST). D"'.-;; . ons 'Horsetrade' It ap;: r:d the two delegations were entering a p:riod oMiorsetrad- Jng. But the U.N. spokesman. Bug Gen. William P. Nuckols, discounted the Idea there would be any large-scale bargaining. "We will not trade territory simply to be trading." Nuckols said. "Military considerations and the security of United Nations troops will be the sole governing factor in ,any minor refinements or modifications .. of our specific proposal of yester- f 1 ' da >'-" Reds Depart From Stand He said the Communist offer Was "th« first departure from the hith- ?rto adamant stand'.(by the,Reds) on the 3flth Parallel and only the 38th parallel." • . * * ' He added that during today's 90 minute session the v?ords "38th Parallel" were ut«red only once, and that In passing. '• •" Truce talks bogged Kae- song 65 days ago because "the Reds Insisted on a demarcation line straddling the old political boundary between North and South Korea. UN tine North ol 38 Tha U.N.-proposed line is virtually all north of 38. The Allies offered to withdraw from' about 200 See CEASE-FIRE on page 5 Churchill's Conservatives Win Desperately-Fought Election Six Years of 'Socialist HASSETT BROADSIDE— Two St. Lou!§ men died near dawn today when this 1950 Buick swerved into the path ot a truck at' Bassett. Both —Courier News Photo bodies were mangled in the crash in which two others were injured. Nickels and pennies littered the car's floor. Mediators Quit Wor/c \™ Y ^ s ol bRocfialls ^ • ., J* , m Rule Ends in Britain; On Strike Settlement NEW YORK, Oct. 20. (/I 1 )—Federal mediators have abandoned el-" forU'to end New York's crippling wildcat dock sliike amid claims by Insurgent union Leaders that the walkout will spread to still more east coast ports. The four-man mediation panel returned to Washington last night after top conciliator Clyde M. Mills announced: : "We're giving up. This is a dispute which must be resolved within .Uon Is Intolerable the union. This situatl >le and must be ended immediately." Crash Starts Probe Of Gun-Laden Auto BASSETT, Oct. 26—State and county officers today sought positive identification of two St. Louis men killed here in an auto-truck accident at 5 a.m. today after five new shotguns, a rifle, still bearing price tags, a wrecking bar and brace and bit were found in the wreckage. Two others were injured. George Butler, Osceola Negro and*driver of the truck, suffered broken ribs and a man identified as Sam Massa, Jr., riding in the car, suffered head injuries. Selective Service classification cards found on the dead men "looked as if they had been altered," State Trooper Tom Smalley stated. Trooper Smalley said at noon today a telephone call from a St. Louis man, Sam Massn, Sr., identified his son, Sam, Jr., and the other men as: Chester Gene Whit ley. about 30, believed to have been the driver. Tommy Allen, about 30. Bolii are from St. Louis. Massa la on his way to Blythe- villc from St. Louis. Coins Found In Car Trooper Smalley,-who investigated •- along-- with" Sheriff's- -Deputies Herman Oden and J. T, Wigley, snld the men carried few identification The mediators withdrew after Joseph P. Ryan, president of the API* International Longshoreman's Association, pulled his non-striker group out of the peace talks, saying: "We're not gelling anywhere, We're leaving." Strike Lender John Sampson told newsmen: "That means Fhilly and Baltimore will be tied up, too." In Philadelphia last night, four TLA Longshoremen's local voted not to "work" any ship cargoes diverted there from New York, effective today. Unioji dockers in sympathy with the wildcatters maintained the standing vote was. In effect, a strike vote. The 12-day-old' waterfront walkout has crippled the vast port of New York including piers in New Jersey, and also has closed down docking operations In Boston. The port ol Albany, N.Y., closed for two days by wildcat strikers, reopened yesterday after the men voted to return to york. Union rebels struck over their demand for re-negotiaUon of a recently approved wage contract with east coast shippers. The contract calls for $2.10 'an hour, a 10-cent. ft'ftpe boost. The rebels want a 25- ccnt hourly raise. The demand immediately was turned down by Ryan, lifetime head of the ILA, who pointed to the two- to-one ratification of the past by G5,000 longshoremen working docks '' " ' 1952 Community Chest Quota Set $29,985 to Be Sought To Support 12 Youth And Welfare Agencies A S29.985 goal has been set for Blytheville's 1952 Community Fund, Chairman L. G. Nash, said this morning in announcing budget al- otmcnts for the annual "Red Fea- her" The drive Is due to be- •****• paper's and that pennies and nickels were scattered over the wrecked car's floor. The accident happened, he said, when the car cut in front ol tiailer truck driven by the Osccoln . The truck plowed broadside Car 'Flips' Five Times But Manila Driver Is Unhurt ROSELAND. Oct. 26. — Glen Hcrner of Manila escaped serious : Injury near here at 8 o'clock last night when his car rolled end-1 over-end five times after dropping off the pavement onto a low shoulder, State Trooper Tom.. Smalley said today. Homer is a salesman for Horner- Wilson Motor Company of Blytheville. His automobile was demolished. „ Trooper Smalley said the accident happened when one wheel of the car dropped off pavement of Highway 18, which is being widened and resurfaced, The shoulder has been dug out for new gravel and is about one foot below the concrete. —Courier News Thoto 'HONEST' ARSENAL?—Deputy Sheriff Herman Octen displays shotguns, rifles, a wrecking bar and brace and bit found in the wrecked automobile in top photo. Owner of the weapons is a mystery as all bore price tags and alJ the car's occupants were either dead or too injured to" talk. Police are checking serial numbers. tiallej into the ea,r and ripped out the entire right side, mangling two of the ,hrce occupants. The car was traveling toward St Louis on Highway 61. Negro Admits Assault On White Woman, 75 A 27-year-old Dierks, Ark., Negro cotton picker admitted to officers yesterday that he half-dragged a 75-year-old Huffman white woman from her home into a cotton field, criminally assaulted her three times and then left her on the western bank of the Mississippi River all night. Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy with widely scattered showers. COLDER warmer this afternoon and tonight. Turning colder north and west portions Saturday. Missouri forecast: Occasional light rain or drizale this afternoon and tonight and south and east central Saturday; colder west and north; warmer extreme southeast tonight; colder Saturday except extreme southeast; low tonight 35-40 northwest and extreme north, to 50-55 southeast; high Saturday 4045 northwest and extreme north to 55-GO southeast. Minimum this morning—45. Maximum yesterday—10. Sunset today—5:14. Sunrise tomorrow—6:16. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—33.39. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—61^. Normal mean temperature for October—63.4. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—48. Maximum yesterday—17, Precipitation January 1 to this d&te—55.49. The Negro, Matthew Fleming, led* four peace officers, a Blytheville doctor and two reporters to the j scene of his crime and re-enacted step-by-step how he committed thej rape last Tuesday night. ] The Negro is being held in Mis-! sissippi County jail here on an open charge pending the outcome of the condition of. the woman, who is at Walls Hospital. Her condition was listed today as "satisfactory-" Sheriff William Berryman said this morning that a written statement is being prepared and that Fleming was scheduled to sign it today. Arrest Soon follows Fleming, who lived scarcely 150 yards from the home of the white woman, was picked up for questioning Wednesday a short time after the woman was found half- ccnsctous on the river bank approximately three-fourths of a mile from her home. At the time the woman was found, ;in in mid-November. This"goal is M.845 above the 1351 '^' , from Maine to Virginia. '' '- 1 Yesterday, the' Trooper Smalley said he identi- this y car ' s list and tnat ] s ft find firm] men earlier from a allotment for a United E .^ S20.264.32 actually ' collected last year. * Largest item on this year's allotment Is $12,450 for BlythcviUe "Y." equal to last year's amount, followed by a $4,500 operation and contingency fund. Contributions to the Community Chest fund will support 12 educational, welfare and youth agencies in Blytheville during the coming year. Only one addition was made to $1,000 stevedoring companies flatly refused to reopen wage Ulks with the Insurgent stevedores. The employers group, the York Shipping Association, Ryan in a telegram that the strike was "unauthorized" and "In flagrant, violation of the renewec agreement accepted on Oct. ,11. c The only work action on the New York waterfront has l>ecn sporadic loading and unloading of military and rinval vessels. Tory Majority Slim LONDON, Oct. 2G. (AP)—Winston Churchill returned to power in Britain today. He led his conservative party to victory over the labor government in a desperately-fought election Unit rung down the curtain on six years of Socialist rule but left the Tories far short of the House of Commons strength they hoped for. Churchill, just turning 77, was assured of a majority, or more than 313 seats, in the House'of Commons. The exact size of the Conservative majority will not be known until a few outlying districts report next week. But it will be a slender margin—leaving possibly 300 seats to Clement R. Attlee's Labor Party. This is not much better than the thin margin previously held by Altlce. The result brought to a climax six years of grim, unrelenting struggle by political warrior Churchill against the Socialist doctrines ot the Labor Party, which imposed government control over much of Britain's industry and private enterprise. With returns in from .604 of th» nation's 625 districts, the Conservatives held 310 seats in the House. Labor had 288 seats, the waning liberal Party, four, and others, two. In percentages, the Conservatives had won 48.5 of the total known popular vote, the Socialists 49.1 and the Liberals 2.4. *• Churchill was jubilant — and grateful. Speaking to his constituents at Woodford, where he was reelected to Parliament,-he said: "You have given me wonderful support. It never reached a higher pinnacle than It did today." With the Conservatives back In control, it was certain that Churchill would be chosen by them to' resume the post of Prime Minister. This is the office, he held .throughout World War II and lost in August, 1D45, when a Socialist tidal wave swept his government out of officel He told" British voters, during the '•campaign,' that putting an end to the cold.\var with the 7".L<C"i}jB : ;A<ist .prize I/seek to, win.-" This effort, and jhe'modification of Socialist strictures on business "and Industry, undoubtedly"wlir engage Ills attentions Immediately. New He may then step out of office in told fi_J,_ ! — ^_^__i J .J! favor of his closest associate, Anthony Eden, who is reported slated for his former post of Foreign Secretary. Rumors to that effect were -"-And Churchill, ihc. Winner lied the dead men earlier from a photograph found in one man's bill- old of a little boy and a woman. | On the back was a St. Louis tcl- 1 cphone number and street address. A woman at that number who identified herself as Marie Davis, gave Trooper Smalley the names alter he told her they were dead. She said she was going with one of the men. The third auto victim muttered the name "Sam Massa" to officers before being taken to Baptist Hospital in Memphis. " Butler, the Osceoln Negro, was taken to an and removed to John Gaston Hospital in she was clad only in a thin night gown and was barefoot. Deputy Sheriff Charles Short, who with Sheriff Berryman led ihe : investigation of the crime, said Fleming ^was picked, up (or questioning when it was learned (hat he had been' drinking Tuesday night. He was picking cotton in a nearby field when officers arrived at thc woman's home snth bloodhounds to begin their search for her attacker. Deputy Short said he learned alter Fleming's arrest that the Negro left the field when the bloodhounds were brought to the scene, went to his home and changed his clothing. Clothes Found His blood-stained clothes were recovered later from the. attic of the Ncgro's home where he had hid them. .Fleming, who came to Huffman from Nashville, Ark., two months ago to pick cotton, gave this ac- See ASSAULT »n page i Sergeants Hot All Heartless; Here's Proof— Who said sergeants are hardhearted? A master sergeant who formerly resided in Blytheville today pulled the rug from under that pre-supposition. In a letter ctalelincd Korea, M/Sgt. Avery Burton, Jr., asked the Courier News to help him make life In a field artillery bnl- lalion a little brighter for an 18-year-old private first class. M/Sgt. Burton didn't mention the private's home town, but sent the following request: "We have a fellow in our outfit who hasn't received any mail for the past four months. Maybe some kind reader would drop him a few lines. I know mail from the states would help his morale a great deal. "He is 18 years old; his addrt^s is as follows: pfc. Bobby L. Long, Headquarters Battery, 31th Field Artillery Battalion. APO 248, do Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif." 'und (USOJ. Board officials explained that this request is made as part of a national drive for community aid to their men and women in service- through the united Defense Fund which seeks to meet recreational needs of members of the armed forces. With many Blytheville men and women 'now serving ' with Uncle Sam, the Community Fund is seeking to help provide for their needs through the United Defense Fund. Mr. Nash said plans now are being formulated for the Chest campaign am! that details will -soon be available. Scores of passenger freighters have been ships and to Memphis. Seeking Dnta on GUI lYooper Smalley safri the Investigation was being pressed to determine if thc guns were stolen and to find out more about the St. Louis r The automobile driven by lhe! 0 sency participate, three was a 1950 Buick which re-! portedly was "borrowed" from 2. St,! Louis man. It was demolished. Trooper Smalley said two papers on th-j dead men were Missouri drivers license receipts issued recently. The auto license also was of recent issue, jf According to the St. Louis woman, the three were in the "used automobile and tavern business in North St. Louis." Thc five shotguns, two pump and Ibrcc automatic 16 gauge models, apparently had not been fired. Swill Funeral Home of Osceola Is holding the bodies. other ports, including Halifax, Nova Scotia. A lew lar^e Imcrs have managed to move in and out of New York, but paswngers had to haul their own baggage and the vessels had to put into other ports for supplies. Thus far, the strike ha.s been free from violence despite massed picket lines and roving motorcades patrolling New Jersey, Stalen Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan piers. But there have been sporadic incidents of stone throwing and fisticuffs. Customs House figures yesterday showed that 137 pier.s and 105 ships have been tied up in the port, of .New York State is Granted Education Funds Arkansas to Be Pilot In Program Training Future Teachers LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 26. (AP) — Two grants totaling $185.000 have j been awarded the University of Arkansas. One project may develop a vast, revolutionary system of teacher training for the nation, costing The Comutiily Chest drive represents a consolidation of many financial campaigns that otherwise would be conducted separately. Allotments Made Allotments budgeted for each in the drive are as follows, -•' Girl Scouts $1.000 Boy Scouts $4,000 Blytheville Library .. $2,500 High School Band $500 P.T.A.'s (six) $600 Elementary Bookfund $35 Blylhcville "Y" *. $12.450 High School Glee Club .... $100 Social Welfare $900 Cancer Association $1,400 United Defense Fund $1,000 Good fellows $1,000 Operation & Contingency $4,500 NEW YORK. Oct. 26 I/P>— Milk trucks started rolling again today o serve 12,000.000 consumers in the Inside Today's Courier Hews . . , tirade Srhool physical education is teacher's plan,,, Page U. .. .News of Osceola .. -Page 3. .. .Truman to resubmil Vatican problem tn Congress,. .News of Mississippi County churches... Page 2. millions of dollars, The grants were announced here today by Dr. Lewis Wnbstcr Jones who is leaving the presidency of the University to become president nf Rutgers University of New Jersey. Arkansas to Lead HP said Ford Foundnllon had! granted $85,000 for exploration and planning a program of teacher edti- | catioti In which Arkansas would ' .serve as pilot stnte for the nation, j The other grant, worth $100,000 came from the general education metropolitan area following settle- board in New York City. This moment of a one-day strike in the ticy. to he spent over a three-year ndu.stry. The dairies said they hoped for normal or near-normal deliveries oday in the three-stale area, current in London even before the electioneering beaan. Attlee now becomes the leader ot "Ills Majesty's loyal opposition," a. position held by Churchill for the past six years. Altlce is expected to offer his resignation soon—pern, aps tonight. The custom is for an outgoing Prime Minister to-coll on the Khig and resign on behalf of his government as soon as possible after It Is certain he has been defeated. , - While a new government is being formed Attlee and his ministers will keep nominal control hub will not make policy decisions without consulting Conservative leaders. Churchill, as leader of the winning political party, will be sum- See ELECTION on page S Fifteen thousand drivers and dairy workers employed by 200 com-' panics won a "package" Increase of $10.80 a week In an agreement which ended the strike late yesterday. Consumers apparently will have matter of days—not as a result to pay more for their milk within of the strike, however. The Office of Price Stabilization has been working on a new pricing order. period, will "take cure ol weak spots 76 Seal Sale Solicitation Plans Made Plans for the personal soliciU- In the University's program," Dr,! tlon " lllilse ot the 19S1 Christmas Jones explained. l Scnl salcs in Blytheville were com- Under the exploration program j P lclKl at 3:3 ° P- m - Sunday at a future teachers will take a basic! mcetm « ot thc Personal Solicita- cdncation course o! Sour years In the , tlM Committee In the Ark -Mo Pow- univcrsity or socm Arkansas college. Four Years This er Company's, offices. Charles' Moore, chairman of the _, . ., . , ,, . . .committee, said that the commit- Tills would be followed by one te(! wil , divide the citv into sections year ol actual teaching at a teach- ,„ t , a| and „,„ t entraining. ccnt "' , I their actions to the meeting of the In explaining the program to col- j BOTrd o[ Dir e c tors of the Missis- lege presidentsi at a meeting here si j ^ t Tuberculosis Associa- Dr. Jones ,a,d the S85.000 «mld Won't Consider Defense Poet, Egyptian Says CAIRO, Oct. 26. W>—Foreign Minister Snlah El Din said today Egypt will not consider a Western power proposal that she join a Middle East defense pact so long as the British remain in Egypt and thc Sudan. He told a news conference that Egypt Is 'prepared to consider anything that would lead British troops from Egypt and the Suden and the practical recognition of their unity." be just a starter and that the Ford Sec EDUCATION on page 9 4 7,304 Bales Ginned from 1951 Crop in Missco Prior to Oct. 1 A total ot 41304 bales of cotton from the 1931 crop were ginned In Mississippi County prior to Oct. 1, it was announced today by Taylor W. Golden of the Bureau ol Census office in Jcne.sboro. Mr. Taylor's report showed that Mississippi County on Oct. 1 led the second-high county in gin- nings by more than 17.000 bale.). Figures tn Mr. Taylor's report tlon at Rustic Inn Tuesday Other members of the committee are Wade Lee. Dr. J, C. Guard and James Gardner. William Wyalt. pr.rsidcm of the county association, hns announced that personal solicitation phase of thc Blytheville drive will be started at a "kickofT" breakfast at the First Christian Church Nov. 11. Mrs. J. F. Owens will serve as general chairman of the Blytheville personal solicitation drive aud Mi's. Max Usrey is in charge of obtaining represented running bales and lin-1 volunteer'workers 'for Ihc drive. 'Keep Laughing at Arkansas/ College Prof Says LITTLE ROCK. Oct. 26 (API — A college professor doesn't want people to stop laughing at Arkansas. When they do, says S. D. Dickinson, Instructor of Rnqli-,h and journalism at Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway. "I'm going to put my foot in, the road and go to Mississippi." In an address at the ArKansRs Library Association convention here last night, Dickinson said that when people slop laughing &l this stale it means Arkansas has lost, its Individuality. He added: "The day Arkansas loses Its feel- Ing for tradition, the day It wants (o be like every other state. That is the day I'm going to Mississippi." Dickinson continued: "There seems to be a destiny for the unique In Arkansas. We have reached the danger point when we quit producing characters. "The basis for any Joke ts a fear on lh« p«rt ot the person vho laughs. I am ashamed of Arkansas only when we try to stop that laughing—because •« are denying that vre are nonconformists." Earlier. John Hall Jacobs, head of thc New Orleans Public LI- brary, spoke on the Importance of literature In man's pursuit, ol peace, liberty and happiness. tcrs were not included. 1 The county's 1951 figure compared lo 12.251 bales ginned by Oct. It last year. j Total for the state was 307.719' b.ile.s compared to 118.7^9 bales by; the same dale a year ago. j CXhcr counties for which «in- j nin^.s from tile 1951 crop exceeded 10.CCO bales by Oct. 1 follow: ' County Jf)51 Phillips 23.897 Critlcndcn . ., 21.715 Poin.sclt 21.300 Crnishcad 17,804 St. Francis 15.144 Jefferson 13.131 1 De.sha 12.395 'Lie 11.52.1 i Ashley 10.025 LITTLE LIZ— 1950 9.986] 14.789 ! 7.S3S' 4.404 : 7.533 j 10X7 7.3 !1 3.MS 5.878 Most men coll o spade o spade -•-until iliey stumble over one in th« dork. LUl IT Mh h.^k*. I

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