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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 26, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHKVU.LE (AJIK.J COIUUKK NKWS Rousing Storm of Criticism Surges Over Riot Handling JACKSON, Mich, \ffi-A rousing etorm of criticism surged back and forth today over handling of the Southern Michigan Prison riot. A series of investigations resulted from the four-day mutiny which cost the life of one prisoner, wounded nearly a score of Inmates »nd guards and left some two mil- STEEL (Continued Irani Page 1) a ton, was granted under the Capehart Amendment to Ihe Controls Law. That allows producers to raise prices enough lo offset any cosl Increases between the start of tin Korean War and last July 26. The six companies enlaced ii: the District Court action have asked that Secretary of Commerce Sawyer be forbidden to raise the wages of 650,000 CIO slcehvorl.-er.s. Truman turned operation of Ihe mills over to Sawyer after he seized them April 8. Five of the companies also are asking Pino to declare the seizure order itsolf Illegal, with Sawyer also the defendant in this suit. The six companies involved In the court action produce 70 per cent of Ihe nation's steel. Judge Pine took the case under consideration after the government contended tho courts lack authority to nullify the President's seizure action, Holmes Baldrtdge, the chief government lawyer, said: "It I« our position that the'Presl- liMit Unaccountable only to the country, and the decisions of the President are conclusive." In other words. In an emergency the Presl- iten* has power under the Constitution to do anything he believes in rh best interests of the Tfcto drew replies from induslry •••orney* ranging from "shocking" to "contrary to all accepted Amer- *c«u democratic principles of government." Sao. BrJcker (R-Ohld) told a reporter Baldrldge'a statement is the 'most absurd, most un-Amertcan •nd most dangerous statement ever tnade by an Intelligent person, if fa* be on*." "V MM FruHent cannot be con- lK>Hed by tt>e courts," Bricker de- ctarod, "we are on the brink of dfcutar, And American lilrerly, as we have known It, Is gone." Truman said he seiied the steel mills to prevent a strike. The strike threat w»s raised after the union •ffreed to accept but the industry bathed at terms proposed by the Wage 3tabUi»atlon Board. These hicluded 17%-cent hourly increases to wages by next January, $<& corrtR an hour more in pnid holidays tnd other benefits. Today's take-home pny In the tadi'-'ry averages Just under f2 nn hou ncludln? overtime. T. government Is now studying *• (. .eetion of rating the wages. Sfcould Judge pine issue n temporary Injunction—thus forbidding «njr wage Increase—or should he declare, seizure Itself illegal and •noonstltutlonal, the government Is fully expected to ask the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for nn immediate stay, or delay, in the effect of Pine's order. Even were that stay granted, however, it Is highly questionable whether the government would then go ahead with Us wage boost plans. Japanese 'Rulers' Exchange Calls TOKYO (/D — Emporer Hirohilo »nd Gen. Matthew B. Hldgway, commander of the fading Allied occupation exchanged brief formal courtesy calls today as the hour neared for Japan's transition to a soverign state. Observers said it was unlikely the two would meet officially n- gain after Ihe seven-year Allied occupation ends at 10:30 p.m. Monday (8:30 a.m. 1ST). lion dollars damage In its wake. Oov. G. Mennen Williams, who approved the n-polnl agreement 0:1 prison reforms demanded by 170-odd convict rebels, sharply reprimanded the young psychologist who negotiated the surrender terms. Williams acted as various stale officials demanded a sliakcup in top prison personnel, mentioned a possible grand Jury probe, and promised that the mutineers would be prosecuted for any crimes com- mllled in connecllon with Ihe riot. Williams ordered nn official reprimand given to Dr. Vcrnon Fox. assistant deputy warden and chief prison psychologist who had broadcast his congratulations lo the rebel leaders. The 30-yenr-old Fox, popular with many of the huge prison's 6,500 inmates, spoke over the prison loudspeaker system Thursday just beforo the mutineers surrendered from embattled cell block 15 and freed Ihcir eight hostage guards. Williams (ermed Pox's message "highly Improper." Pox hail praised convict chieftain Enrl Ward as a "natural lader" am! said he nud his fellows were "lo be congratulated on the good faith with which they have bargained." "Pox," said the governor, performed magnificent work In bringing about the surrender of the con- vlcls in block 15 and saving the lives of the guards. "Except for this, his choice of language in addressing the inmates would be utterly inexcusable." Fox commented that press accounts had given Ihe wrong Impression of his statement. He said he congratulated the men ony because they had given up 20 hours in advance of their original deadline nrnl snld he called Ward a leader "In the. sense that an individual is Judged by comparing him with others in his group." The Fox statement was bitterly assailed by a group of employes at tlic Ionia State Reformatory, an Institution for 18 to 22-year-olds. In a petition lo Gov. Williams, reformatory workers said: "We strenuously object to having psychopathic prisoners who muli- ny coiigralulalcd on Ihcir leadership. . . . The serious breakdown In morale Is endangering Ihe lives of all who work wllh lumales." Negro Deaths Barbara Coleman Services for Barbara Colcmnn, 52, will he conducted at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in St. Paul Baptist Church by Rev. n. Boykiu, pastor. Burin! will be In Ml. Zion Cemetery with Caston Funeral Home In charge. She died at her home on South •Jlst Street Friday night, she is survived by one sister. Made Bovd of Wilson. f • • I Charles H. Bryant Services for Charles H. Bryant, 64, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at Marie by Rev. O, T. Willliini.5, pastor. Burial will be In Mnrie with the W. P. Cobb Funeral Hcme in charge. He died at. his home In Marie curlier this week. He Is survived by his wife, Hila Bryant. Negro Fined for Assault; Accident Case Delayed Girls Reject Co-Education TAIPEH, Formosa M'j—Boys ar- Rued for it in a broadcast prog 1:1 in but the girls .laid "no" to co-cdu- ™' i0 "', T ' le , eirl5 ' rcnjcn: ll l '"-'»- I I" other notion, hearing for Jack pcrs,scholast,c progress by inspiring P ain „„ „ ^ M( . c 0{ ,,„%„„, t „ c unnecessary sentiment," | scene of an accident was comin- John Henvy, Negro, was fined S10 ami costs in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of ns- saull with a deadly weapon. He was charged with striking his wife with a bottle. YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE ; SUNDAY & MONDAY Conl - ShowingJiumljiy from 2 p.m. THEIR FIRST PICTURE IN CO'wF7. THEIR FUNNIEST BY FArt; Commodity Arid Stock Markets— Soybeans May Jut . Sepl Nov High Low Close 288 2S6 281 28 H4 283 '/I 283'/ 4 1W, 2 74 '/ t 274!/4 271% 210 3 /4 270% New York Stock* A T and T Anaconda Copper .. . Belh Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors .... Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester Republic steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studehaker . . Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears , U S Slcel Sou Tac .. 1S3 7-8 .. 43 1-2 . . 49 .. 75 1-4 .. 106 .. 57 3-8 .. 54 1-2 .. 593-4 .. 103-4 .. 32 7-8 .. 30 1-2 .. 283-4 .. 38 3-4 .. 38 5-8 .. 73 7-B .. 55 7-8 .. 53 .. 33 1-8 . . 73 3-4 Methodists Would Shelve Overhaul Plan SAN FRANCISCO I/F, ~ Opponents of a plan to overhaul Methodist church structure urged the church's Conference today to put most of the program on the shelf for at least four years. Proponents, equally determined, fought for Immediate adoption of all the far-reaching proposals. Delegates braced themselves -for another rousing session of debate. TRUCE (Continued from Page 1) they would attend the full dress meeting, but asked what the U.N. Command wanted lo discuss. They were told the subject would be the "armistice agreement." Brig. Gen. William P. Nuckols, official U.N. spokesman, said this was (he only answer the Communists would get. The top negotiators will face three major stumbling blocks to a Korean truce; (1) Ihe dispute over whether prisoners should be allowed to choose whether they will return home-; (2) an Allied demand for a ban on airfield construction during an armistice: and (3) Communist nomination of Russia as a neutral Inspector. The Communists agreed lo the plenary session 30 minutes before staff officers working on plans for supervising a truce held a brief and fruitless meeting. They made no headway during the sin - minute session toward breaking the Russian and airfield deadlocks. The staff officers will decide after Sunday's plenary session when they will meet again. Prisorier exchange talks w.ere re- ccssedntadeflnitely Friday after the Allies :snid fewer than 70,000 of about IGO.00'0 prisoners of wnr and civilian (ntcinccs want to return to C'onnnunist-held territory. The reds had Indicated they would not Insist that all Allied-held prisoners be returned U they got back about US.OOfl. The U.N. Command screened all prisoners held on Koje Island to find out how many wanted to return home. Each was Interviewed privately. Those who said they would object forcibly lo being repatriated were moved to six new camps on the Korean mainland. Fewer than 70,000 remained to await repatriation. The Communists apparently refused to believe that some 99.000 said they would go home only if forced to do so. Introduced Apricot Tl'.c apricot was brought Into southern California early in the 18th century by the mission fathers, according lo the Encyclopedia Hritnnnicn. ued until May 3. A truck driven by Fain was involved in an accident svith a car driven by Uay- mond Meadows on Wcsl (lighway 18 last night. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. SATURDAY "WEST OF THE BRAZOS" .limmv Ellison SAT. OWL SHOW "TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY" Hulh Roman •Sieve Cochran SUN.-MON.-TUES. "MOONLIGHT BAY" Doris Day • Gordon SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 19»8 TOP CALVES SHOWN—county Asent D. v. Muloch of Osceola admires second and thii-d place calves shown by John Lutes of Burdette and Jen- nie Wren of Wilson. They placed In yesterday's Fat Calf Show at Osceola. (Courier News Photo) Religious Sect Family 'Shields Sister from Blood Transfusion ODESSA. Tex. tjPi — The father and two brothers of a critically injured 20-year-old girl say no doctor will give her a blood transfusion "until officers come and arrest us." Grace Marie Oiliff. oil company office worker In nearby Midland, has beciNunconscioiis since a head- on traffic collision near here Sunday night In which four others were killed. Doctors wanted to i!lve a blond transfusion but her father. William Oiliff, 51, Midland trailer camp operator, objected, since then either the father or one of the two brothers. John. 27, and Ben, 23, both of Brooklyn, N. Y., have stood guard at the hospital room door. Tile three men—and the daughter —are members of the religious sect, Jehovah's Witnesses. The father said they object principally "because it would be n violation or the scriptures of the Bible to tamper with blood." Boys Dig Up Radium Pellets They Said Would Make Good Sinkers for Fishing CARTERET, N. J. IIP) — Some S200.000 worth of radium hns been recovered by Army authorities and police through a "clue" turned up in :i schoolroom. The radium, four pellets In a lead RED CROSS (Continued from Page 1) listed today: Burrtette $25—Burdette Plantation. $10—Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Hale. 55—H. Hart, L. H. Autry, II. D. Jumper. Woodro-.v Chr.fin, J. p Hicfes, Gerald Chnfin. L. L. Kooncc, V. A. Brothers, J. L. Brothers, Claude Brothers. R. P. McGee. j S3—Malcolm Driscol. Jess Enslry. j S2 — L. Sampson, Ercle Ayi-ork, j John Hicks, J. L. Barber, R. blinf-j in. E. [,. Thornton. | SI—Willie Hicks. W. B. Hobson. Dunne Easley. Jim Cupit, Archie' Quarlcs. Eugene Riley, p.obert Qunrles. Frank Johnson. L. Tale, Louis Robbins. Hubert Paulsgrovo. R. A. Davis. Ed Roberts. Jr.. Don I StumVm"e;h. L. L. Tomlin, Joe Ellis, R. E:. Terrell. Klvthcville s?5—E. D. Ferguson. S15 Earl Walker. City Cleaners. S10 — Immaculate Conception CNirch. So—Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Fredrickson, D, A. Jones, the Rev. E C. Brown, Miss Monta Hughes. S3—Mrs. Gussio Gray (additional!. $2—Mrs. Ncy Hunt. SI—Nathaniel Postel. box, disappeared yesterday from a fiat car standing on a siding at the Fosler-Wheoling Corp. plant, where it is used to check steel drums for flaws. Army men brought lii gelger counters which click in the presence of radioactive materials. Police under Chief Georire Sheridan, cheeked all leads, including schools. At St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Grnrnmnr School, the Rev. Nicholas Norusls interrupted a novena to ask the children if they knew anythin" about the lead bav. One boy said he did. Sherirtan reported, and led police to two of his pals. Tile boys, two aged 10 and one 12, took police to a cracked sidewalk near a residence and unearthed the pellets. One of the boys said Ihey figured the pellets would make siood fishing sinkers. The boys were examined by Dr. A. R. Cacilli to determine If they had i>een harmed by. radiation. Ca- cilli would not comment on the result but a Foster-Wheeler spokesman said he doubted they would suffer any ill effects because thny didn't handle the pellets lonif enough. And "the right thing to do was Just what they did—bury the pellets," he said. Ancient Coin Is Found WINNIPEG. Manitoba r,Ti — A Roman coin found by a man digging an excavation here wns taken to museum authorities, who pronounced it a relic "probably from the years A. D. 38 to 60." The ancient coin has a likenes of Nero. NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Cnnuotinily Center' MANILA, ARK. .Matinees Snl. & Sim. I'hone 58 SATURDAY Reds Accused Of Drug War In Far East UNITED NATIONS. N.Y. Wj — America's top narcotics sleuth accused Red China today of drug warfare against the U.N. in the Far East. Harry j. Ansllngcr, U.S. narcotics commissioner, said he will present fully documented cases to prove his charge to the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs next week. Anslinger Ls the U.S. delegate to the commission. He told a reporter the Oriental Communists had a two-fold p»r T pose: Selling habit-forming drugs to finance party activities and bus- war materials, and spreading drug addiction to undermine the morale of U.S. and other troops in the Pal- East. Russell Begins Drive in Dixie Georgian Launches Presidential Campaign With Cheers, Confusion ATLANTA M>J—The campaign of Sen, Richard B. Russell for the Democratic presidential nomination was launched last night with cheers, confusion and » stand for Internationalism and .states rights. There were two versions of the speech Russell was to deliver at the $50-a-plate dinner formally opening his campaign find the senator followed neither throughout. While Russell made a strong effort in both versions distributed to newspapermen to rise above sectionalism. Jusl before he went on a radio network, James S. Peters, Georgia Democratic Executive Committee chairman, declared: "The South nil! sit at the head of the table or r will be damned if we will sit at all." STATE GOP (Continued from Page 1) —headed by the party regulars—appears unlikely. "FiRhl" Cry Raised "If they (Eisenhower forces) want a fight. let's give it to them and clear the atmosphere," stoutly remarked Charles W. Ivey of Madison County, a member of the nomination committee. Nobody dissented, but two members previously had suggested that "mayba .we ought to give the Eisenhower pconlo a delegate or two lo avoid friction." Names of the 20 delegates and alternate nominations to be sugsest- cd by the Comtnilt-e win not be made public until the convention votes on them. The Eisenhower forces, headed by Jeff Speck of Frenchman's Hayou. have conceded that the convention is pro-Taft. but previously they had promised a battle-royal to obtain delegates for the general. Sen. Taft broke down his address into four maior points: fi> a belief In states rights; f2> an Invitation to Southerners to support the Re- nublican candidate; <3' criticism nf the Truman administration's domestic and foreisn policies, and (4) a promise to restore America's :ur supremacy over Russia if elected president. 4-Week X-Ray Total: 8,831 Two More Days Left In '52 Clinic Series A total of 8.831 persons had received free chest x-rays in the countywide clinics by 4 p.m. yesterday when the fourth week of the series ended. Of this number. 1,286 were Blytheville residents who took part in clinics here during the past three days. An addition 226 persons were x-rayed yesterday afternoon, when the mobile unit w a s located at the West End Fire Station. No clinic was held today, and operations will resume Monday when the unit will be at Blytheville High School to x-ray students and faculty. The month-long series of clinics will end Tuesday with the unit located at the Health Unit in t h e morning and at Harrison Negro High School in the afternoon. Registrars for yesterday's clinic were Mrs. Forrest Moore, Mrs. E. B. Woodson, Mrs. L. E. old. Mrs. Max Osrey, Mrs. Byron B. Moore. Mrs. John Holland, Mrs. Jim Davis ami Mrs. E. V. McLe- niore. DRQWNIHGS (Continued from Page 1) said. Sheriff Berryman quoted Mr. Pranks as saying that just before the boat capsized, ".someone told me to speed it up When I did, the nose of the boat went under." Each Grabbed Child Franks told officers that the last time he saw Mr. Routon and young Swafford "each had a child In his arms." The sheriff described the boat as being approximately 14 feet lonij with 10 inch sides. Because of the stage of the river, the chute was "up." Sheriff Berryman said, and it had a strong current. In addition to his wife and other child. Mr. Routon is survived by his parents. Mr. anil Mrs. Pat Routon of Bradford, Ark.; six brothers. Gene. Jerry nnd Donald Routon of Bradford. W. o. and Bobby Routon of "1/eachville and P. c. Routon of Paragould; am! four sisters. Mrs. Thelma Snyder ot Monette. Miss Donnie Routon of Bradford. Mrs. Clay Gibson of Paragould and Mrs. Reuben Wood of Corcoran. Calif. ' Atkantas News Briefs— Young Editors Told to Stay In Arkansas By The Associated PrMM CONWAY—More than 120 editors and staff member> of 25 Arkansas high school newspapers were advised last night to "stay • in Arkansas, the land of exccp. tional opportunity." Carroll McGanghey, associate editor of the Arkansas Gazette, told the State High School'Press Association at Us meeting here that the journalistic Held in thijfc state is unlimited. College to Open Sept. 8 LITTLE ROCK—The new Central College for Christian Workers at Conway is to open next Sept. 8. The date was announced yesterday by Dr. D. N. Jackson of Little Rock, president of the new Missionary Baptist school. The college will offer four years of religious education and two years of liberal art work. Police Hunting Rohher FT. SMITH—Police are search, ing for an armed robber who calmly held up a crowded grocery store here last night. He escaped with about $1,200 in cash. Science Winners Homed JONESBORO — Hilary Francis Linder of Subiaco took first place in the Arkansas Academy of Science junior science talent search^ Other winners announced IsM night at the opening of the Academy's 36th annual meeting here are: Donald B. Clauson of Little Rock. Helen Rayburn of North Little Rock, William A. Myers of Fayeltevillo. Jimmy Kendrick and Sammy Lyons, both of North Little Rock. University Women Meet HOT SPRINGS—The Arkansas Division of the American Association of University Women opened its annual state convention here today. Officers were to be elected this afternoon. Power Amendment •WASHINGTON — The Power Commission is considering an amendment to the power contract for the proposed 35-lninion-dollar aluminum Plant near Arkadelphia. Ark. No details of the amendment are available. Allies Lose Eight* Planes in Week SEOUL OF, — Communist ground fire knocked down el«ht Allied warplanes during the week ended Friday, Far East Air Forces said today. That number matched the toll of Heel MIG15 jets shot down in air combat by U. S. F3G Sabie jets during the same period. One Sabre jet was lost in the air fighting. In its weekly summary the Air Force said three other Allied planes failed to return for unknown cai'scs. One downed plane was Australian, the others American. ALWAYS A DOUBLE FEATURE Phone 4B21 Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Sat. Sun. 1:00 p.m. SATURDAY? DOUBLE FEATURE "RANGER OF GOLDEN SAGE"! Also 2 Cartoons S: Serial Desperadoes of the SAT. OWI. SHOW "THE HAREM GIRL" Joan Davis • Arthur Klake Sl'N.-MON. "LONE STAR" Clark Gable • Ava Gardner TUESDAY 'BORN TO SPEED 7 Mickey Rooney SATURDAY LATE SHOW AT 11:30 Also Cartoon & Pirates of th* High Seas Serial SUN.-MON. DOUBLE FEATURE Dtswilt C&tfct !x mm wots • nsm Fwm Also Cartoon & Shorls Read Courier News Classified Ads France Is Bent Customer SAIGON. Indo-China W) — France ii still Indo-China's best customer for her exports of rice, tea, rubber, maize, cement and other products. Thirly-eight per cent of the total value of Indo-Chinese eXTOrts in 1051 went lo Fran^ This, however, was 6 per cent lc<| er than in the preceding year. GEM; HEATER "Osceolo's Finest" SUNDAY & MONDAY

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