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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VTVITT xin or Blylhevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader ' XLVII1—NO. 35 Blythevlll* p»ii y New, Blyth*vllU, Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1952 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS PHILIP MURRAY CALLS OFF STEEL STRIKE Reds Decline UN Proposal For Truce' Joy Says, 'No Comment;' New Meeting Set for Tomorrow By KOBKRT B. TUCKMAN JIUNSAN, Korea. (AP)—Communist negotiators today re fused to agree to a United Nations Command package proposal for settling tile Korean armistice deadlock. ' The Red reply was given secret full rtrpss Red Shore Fire Damages 2 U.S. Ships Off Korea Novy Fights Long 'Artillery' Duel; Destroyers Hit SEOUL, Korea Wl—Two American destroyers were damaged slightly by Communist short batteries In a gun duel that raged all Wednesday afternoon in besieged Wonsan harbor on Koreas' east coast, the Navy announcer! today. The Navy said It w'ns the longest •hip-to-shore artillery duel ol the Korean war. The Navy did not say whether there were any casualties. Gunners on the Destroyer Maddox were splashed by spray from 123 near misses. Several shrapnel hole* were found on the ship, Destroyer Moves In The Destroyer Laffey, which moved in to support the Maddox, reported 170 rounds of Red gun f ix-<i hit near the ship. The Maddox and Ijaffey together fired 730 rounds at the shore guns. The North Korean radio at Pyongyang said shore batteries at Ko- song on the East Coast damaged a United Nations destroyer Thursday. The Air Force reported 22 U. S. Babre Jets jumped four Communist MIG-lSs today and probably destroyed one Red Jet. ' Slower F-84 thunderjets engaged four MICJ-los but made no claims. Both lights were In' Northwest Korea. Ground Action Light On the ground, action i\as light but the weather was hot. The temperature hit 90 degrees Thursday. May Day passed with only light contacts. But the Reds harrasscd Allied positions with the heaviest artillery and mortar fire in months. ' Nearly 6,000 rounds were hurled into Allied lines. Most of the fire was concentrated Northeast and West of the Punchbow on the Eastern Front, secret full dress session of armistice delegations. The chief negotiators scheduled another meeting for tomorrow at 11 a... 9 p.m. Friday EST. This save rise to speculation the Communists may have offered a compromise plan. But Vice Adiri. C. Turner Joy, chief United Nations delegate, and Brig. Gen. William p. Nuckols, UNC spokesman, refused to say what happened in the 18-ininulc session at Panmunjom. No Comment "I regret I have no comment to make," Joy said. Nuckols (old newsmen it was "obvious that no agreement was reached." Chief problems blocking on armistice are how to exchange prisoners of war, Russian participation Iruce supervision, and rehabilitation of military airfields during * truce. N»m II Makes Talk Nuckols said North Korean Gen Nam U, the Reds' no. 1 negotiator did most of the talking. It was the first meeting of the main armistice delegations since they recessed Monday to permit the Communists time to study the Allied plnn. Asked If the discussion was on the basis of the Allied "overall solution" Nuckols replied "that is the only topic for discussion^" Later, hnweyerjhe^allert, newamVsn together 'to correct" -whsi he o,ii«S fin "eroneous impression" that no other topic was discussed. Asked if the Reds had submitted a counterproposal, Nuckols said: "I cannot answer that, obviously." SILVER FOR GUARDSMEN — Members of Company M, National Guard unit here, were paid off with nearly 2.000 silver dollars when they approached the pay table this week. The Guard used tne hard money to dramatize the $23,OCX} annual payroll of the unit. Openings for approximately 60 enlisted,men and three officers now exist in the unit. Shown above are Company Commander Capt. R.E. Greene (center), chief Warrant Officer George Ford (left), and Sgt. 1/c Emil Damon. Applicants may contact Mr. Ford at the Armory. Discharged men of the first three grades are eligible for commission in the Guard. (Courier NEWS photo) CIO Yields to Truman's Appeal As Big Battle Over Industry Is Shifted to Supreme Court B)- ROWLAND EVANS iK. . WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIO Stool Workers Union, responding to a request from PresKtent I ruman today called of fits strike while the big legal battle over government seizure ol the mills shifted to Ihe Supreme Court. Union President Philip Murray an- "ossible "'" Sbl "' gh ' 1C hiui ° rflcrcd his «. r '0,000 men to go back to work "as soon as ;s said they anlicipalcrt Further Gas Shortage Threatened for U.S. C. of C. Urges New M'Caul Tire Firm Highwayl SRouting A resolution urging rerouting of Highway 18 into Blytheville was adopted yesterday by Hie Chamber of Commerce board of directors and approved and signed by City officials. "Many accidents and near accidents have been caused by its pres- Th e prop os ed rerouting would Uike Highway 18 away from its present location at a point where thp '* lueiicd portion eiicis about one mile from the City limit.*. The neuron ting would be north of the present highway and would curve gently into Main Street Just west of the Rice-Stix factory. Two sliarp curves and a narrow •••'••' 'fl the widened ville's Main portion Street. and ' is Btythe- narrow. dangerous and . . . causes a traffic bottleneck," the resolution points out. Japanese Are Snuhbtrl PANMUNJOM. Korea tfp, — The Commivists today snubbed Japanese newsmen on their first, visit to the Korean truce talks. Felled Airliner Was Burning Before Crash, Reports Sqy BELEM, Brazil. (/Pi—Aerial rescue teams reported last night a luxurious Pan American airliner apparently was burning even before It crashed Tuesday in dense Brazilian jungle. Their leaders wrote off as dead all 50 persons the plane carried . Maj. Richard Olney ordered his chief mechanic at Belem, and U. S. ent construction." continues. the resolution The C. of C. traffic committee, under pared . Chairman S E. Tune, pre- the resolution with City U. S. Air Force rescue unit from u ^ c „„,„. n uucl( . mcl <. sv , Puerto Rico to end its mission with- scanned the wreckage and agreed out parachuting lo the site or try- "" ~" ing to recover the bodies because it would endanger the lives of the River Yields Body DARDANELLE. Ark. If, — The bTfv of ,John Colcman. n5. of Dar- cVncHe "-'-o drowned Monday, was rc'n-^r.'ri from the Arkansas River yi"°"rd.iy. Weather rescuers. A Brazilian Air Force Catalina— a flying-boat patrol plane—planned, however, to land Brazilian medical rescue corpsmen on a river about 40 miles from the scene today in the hope they could hack nearly impentrable Arkansas tiircr.isl: _, with widely scattered thundcrshow- LITTI.i; CHANGE ers in the south portion this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow. Local thunderstorms In the southeast portion this afternoon. Not much change In tempcratuers, Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy, continued warm and rather humid Friday night: a few scattered thun- riershowers likely Friday evening; Salurday generally fair, little cooler north. Minimum this morniriB—55. Maximum yesterday—52. Sunset today—6:45. .Sunrise tomorrow—S:0a. Precipitation last 2-1 hours to 7 a.m.—none. Total precipitation since Jan I— I72fi. Mean temperature (midway between high and low*—70. Normal mean temperature for Aprll-81. This Date Last Tear Minimum' this morning—61. Maxiirmm '-e^tri'day-- 89. P-e-imitation January 1 to dale —16.30. through the growths. The airliner's crew of nine and 10 ot the 41 passengers were Americans. 19 Were Americans The airliner—making one of Pan American World Airways "El Prcsidcntc" trips from South America—look off from Rio de Janeiro shortly after dark Monday for a 12-hour night flight to Port of Spain. Trinidad, its only remaining slop before New York. _ . , , I Th e Plane reported by radio that Partly clourty Ull i W as well as it passed west ol Barreiras, n mid-Brazilian town, shortly after midnight. The wr»ck- age was discovered less than an hour's flight beyond Ihc position given in its final report. Observers with powerful glasses circled the wreckage at low altitude and offered Ihe opinion the plane —named the Clipper Good Hope- had exploded at low altitude. Parts of the motors of the power- Air Force Capl. Robert Metzger scanncd the wreckage and agreed with Olney's opinion there were no survivors. Twenty-seven planes from the U. S. Air Force and Navy, the Brazil Air Force and commercial lines look part in the search. American paramedics — doctors and medical corpsmen trained for parachute rescues—had been flown from Puerlo Rico for a possible drop to help survivors. Council offiicals. In other action yesterday, the C. of C. board endorsed a proposed jgnendment to the slate constitution which would" permit cities to levy taxes , to acquire industrial sites.. The proposed amendment, submitted in a joint resolution of the Arkansas Legislature by Representative Jimmie Edwards of Blytheville. would permit cities of Ihe first and second class to levy an annual tax of not more than one per cent of the assessed valuation of taxable property in the city. Revenue from the tax could be used to buy land and construct buildings for lease or sale to privately operated factories, industries. and transportation facilities. The proposed amendment provides for an election to determine if the tax would be levied or not. The proposed amendment is to be voted on at the next general election. Chamber President Max Logan appointed three men to vacancies on the Community Chest board of directors, as authorized by both boards. Ray Holt. Rilcy Jones, and Little Rock Rose Queen Is Chosen LTTLE ROCK op, — Seventeen- year-old Jimmie Rose Harrison will reign as queen of Little Rock's fourth annual Hose Festival. Brown-haired, brown-eyed Mi«s Harrison was selected last night from a field of seven princesses. Toler Buchanan wore named to replace L. G. Nash. Eugene Still, and Walter Hosenthal. A committee was appointed lo nominate candidates for member ship on a proposed City Water Com mission, as requested by City Coun cil. Air Base Pool To Open Sunday The air base swimming pool -scheduled to open at 1 p.m. Sunda... Larry Lutz and Pat Burks are to be in charge this year. Walker Park swimming pool will Open House 75 U.S. Rubber Co. Officials to Visit New Business Here A week of open-house will lie cli maxed tomorrow by McCiiul T i r ., Store, Inc., w ; lien U. S. Rubber Co officials arrive to be present on the final day of the ntnv business' formal opening at its South Highway lil plant. Approximately 75 visiting U. s. Rubber Co. officials, distributors and representatives of the lire engineering and service departments are to be on hand when entertainment, door prizes and plant tours will highlight, the opei) house. Lawler Reeves, sales manager of U. S. Royal tire division of U. s. Rubber: Phil Smith, manager, passenger tile and tube sales; Al Brog;i, manager, modernization department; Georee Headlcy, j?hief engineer, retreading department; Harry Kincade. manager, retreading department ;and Charles' Godshaw. assistant manager, fnrm tire sales, will be here from the general offices in New Union Aides said (hey anlicipalcrt there would be forking cre i ,vs for the normal 2 p. in. (CST) mill shifts. Murray also accepted an Invitation from Truman to confer at the White House tomorrow with industry leaders. There had been no formal acceptance from the industry men but lawyers for the steel companies lold rcporlcrs here Hie man- a g c in c n I representatives undoubtedly would accept. On the legal side, the steel industry Went to Ihc Supreme Court with a plea thai it (1| uphold Ihe ruling by U. S. District Judge David A. Pine thnt Truman lacked any legal authority lo seize the sleel mills, and (2) forbid the government to,, raise wages while the court is considering the momentous issue. Industry Gels > Jump By Ihls move. Ihe Industry got the jump on government attorneys but the .Justice Department went ahead with Us own appeal from Pine's ruling. The court could grant a review to either the industry or the government. Normally, court aides said. Lie court would cither grant both requests for hearings or deny both. If the requests were denied. Ihe case would go back to the Court ol Appeals here. Truman's move for a white House conference with both sides seemed obviously aimed at trying lo get Ihctn to agree on a working contract. If tins should develop, the Supreme Court might refuse to consider the case. The justices customarily decline lo^nonsidev any case where the. Issuers "moot," as the legal phraseology goes. That means one where there is no live issue remaining. And the central issue — government seizure — would be washed out if Ihere were a contract agreement restoring Ihe mills (o their owners Courl May Rule Anyway On the oilier hand, the issue raised by Pine's ruling is so grave that Ihe court might decide to rule company's i even (hough the case was "moot." York. I Truman, saying he has no desire Also due to bc_present are Harry i to be a dictator, has asserted tha, he certainly would comply with any Supreme Courl decision. The President appealed last nigh for tile sleel workers lo gel back on the job as "loyal Americans.' By implication at Icasl, his re quest carried notice too that Mack, Southern Division sales manager, Paul Sandridge. Dallas district manager, and O. D. Brazil, Memphis district manager. Pappy Stewart and his Famous Family will provide entertainment from 1 to 6 p.m. and coffee and doughnuts will be served during the afternoon. Door prizes will IK awarded each half-hour beginning at 1:30 and grand prizes will be a .set of white siclew r a!l Mid Century Royal Master tires. Other prizes will also be given. T. M. McCaul opened his (ire distributing, sales and retreading business here in February. "Employing the very latest in electric retreading equipment, we have been told by other tire men that our shop is comparable to anything in the enlirc South," Mr McCaul stated. John Burnett is manager of the lire store and E. C. Skeen. Jr., Is is retreading plant manager. Tomorrow night, Mr. McCaul is entertaining visiting u. s. Rubber officials with a dinner at Rustic The festival opened officially! be opened about the last week in with last night's coronation ot Miss i June, according to C. G. Redman Harrison. It will extend through I president of Chickasaw Athletic Saturday. | Association. Inn. Eisenhower Backers 'Thank' Truman for Praising Him WASHINGTON Truman's stalempnt that Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower is as fine a man as ever walked brought a "thanks very much" reaction today from Republicans backing the gen- fill, four-engincd Siralocruiser—a double-decked passenger development from the B-29 bomber—were scattered a quarter of a mile apart. Charred chunks ol wreckage were strewn for half a mile over both sides of a ridge. No Trees Broken No Irces were broken, as would have been done by n plane Irving to pancake Into n Jungle land'ing. A vast air hunt, spreading over 320,000 square miles of Jungle, wenl on for 48 hours before a Pari American pilot. Capt. Jim Rowing of Miami. Fin., sighted (he wreckage. The wreck was almost hidden amoiiR the rienee foliage. Explaining his order calling off Ihe U. S. Air Force attempt to recover the bodies, Oleny said the rescue unit is authorized "to use IU equipment to save lives until It expressing ""s t r i'cTly" my own has been determined nryond doubt tin! no survivors exist." Stewart Brown, Pan .American mailed a copy of the speech — President, lo Eisenhower in Paris. "f just thousht he might be interested in my views," Carhon said. At his news conference yesterday Truman was asked what he thought - eral lor the GOP presidenlia) nom- i of a report that &senhower"was'a ' n ? l 4?"'r, * lck """ Hc '* not anything' of The President put il accurately ; (he kind, the President said Then and what he said will help our 1 lie added that Eisenhower Is -- Welfare Worker Here Promoted Mrs. Thelma n. Ijine. who has been a visitor tor the. Mississippi County Welfare Office here for the past four years, has been promoted to case work supervisor, Mrs. Harriet c. Canada, director of the of- ! I Ihcy did not the government migh use Ihe Tafl-Ilartlcy Labor Act and seek • court order for their return. "The government Is now In t position lo continue the operalioi of the sleel mills in the nation;! interesl." Trnman said in a tele Brain made public shortly befori midnight. Conference Askrd If is request lor a White Housi conference al 8 a. m. (CST) to morrow went to the presidents o six big steel companies and Mur ray. Joseph short, the President': press secretary, was asked toda; whether Truman has any specifi proposals to put before Ihe meet ing. ; "I can't lallc about what wil happen tomorrow al all," Shor said. In Pittsburgh. Murray told re porters he was hopeful Hie Whil See STKIil.' on Face 2 DKMVKR (AP)—The continuing strike of 22 AFL, ndepemlciH and CIO oilworkers' unions today llircatenert further shortages of gasoline for the. nation's motorists, truckers and air transport,. So far during the three-day-old . Boston, filling station punr>s are ilrlke of rclincvy nud pipeline running dry in the Chlcag'o-Oary vorxers voluntary rationing of gasoline to motorists has started in Kiwanians Plan Teachers 'Week 7 Program to Show Appreciation of Educators' Work The teachers of the BiytheviUe school district are going to have a •week." The Kiwanls Club of Bly- ihevllle Is designating the week of May 16 through May 23 as "Teacher Apprcciatlcn Week" in Blytheville. The club's Board of Directors, at meeting Wednesday, approved ie_ pli\n_anri named a four-man, con./r.ittee u'.'u r itike arrangtiiWfs. x George. Clark, chairman of the .special committee, said this morning that "ground floor" plans for the event were completed ycstcr- dny and the committee has started to work- Other mcmbere of the ccmmtltee are Emery Francis, Dean Tommey and J. L. Nailers. v Mr. Clark said Ihe club plans to 'make a big affair' 'out of the, event but added that plans were "still in the blueprint stage." Pbn Week-Long rrngram He said Ihc plan calls for a wre-k-long observance with every business (Inn. student and parent in the, city being asked lo tuke part. "The object of the program is to show teachers of Blytheville that we appreciate tliclr tireless work with the boys and girls o fou rcily." Mr. Clark said. "We picked the llnal week of school became we feel this would be the proper lime to show our appreciation to tho teachers for a job well done," He said that the program has been ppproved by W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools. 'Hie week's activities will be highlighted by dinners for both Ncsro and while teachers, and every teacher in Ihe Blytheville School District will be invited to attend. The Key Club of Blytheville Hrjh School, which is fathered by the Kiwanis Club, will be asked lo lake part in the observance, Mr. Clark said, and every civic organization in the cily will be Invited to participate. The club also will ask Mayor Dan Blodgetl to proclaim the special week. area and pickets have halted gasoline deliveries to stations in Toledo Ohio. Government officials said a prolonged strike would bring on a major shortage of gasoline if the •15-day supply on hand is cut in hair. The Petroleum Administration for Defense (PAD) ordered deliveries of some petroleum products prohibited to dealers or big consumers with more lhan 10 days' supply available In n eastern states. Same Exports Banned Export of some major petroleum products was banned. Shipments from Pacific Coast states, shipments to Canada and aviation gasoline were exempted. The president of the American Truck; Associations, Waller P. Mullady, said if highway freight transport is immobilized by a lnc,k of fuel, "The supports could be knocked under from our whole'' standard of living." fit- said Ihe milk supply cpr 69 million people In the nation's'75 largest cities would be shut off. Secretary of the Interior Chapman said the already short supply of aviation gasoline production Sec STRIKE on rage 2 Machine Shop To Leave City B. f. Kiger to Move His Business from Here to Memphis An 18-year-cld Blytheville industry Is moving to Memphis- BlyUicvllle Machine Shop is to be moved sometime before fall, according to the owner, *B. F. Kiger. "Almost all our business is in .Memphis and it is too much hauling to make parts here and taka them to the city." Mr, Kiger said. The Machine Shop makes small precision parts for several big companies. About 12 people are employed by the firm here, but a larger force is to be hired in Memphis, according to Mr. Kifer. His payroll runs about $3.500 » month, he said. The move will be made gradually so the shop will have as short a non-productive period as possible, Mr. Kifcr explained. Adults Too Negative in Views Of Youth, Rotarians Are Told Adulls spend too much llrne talk- i'" ? ahoul what's wiong with youth mphasizing lice, announced yc.Ucrdav. "" "' ' ahd 11ot enough lime In her new capacity. Mrs. Laiic' wnats ri ?ht with It will assist Mrs. Canada. Mrs. Lane recently completed four weeks of ! in-service training at Sheridan, i ^Pcakcr Ark. A successor for her as visitor has not been named. Mi.s.s Winnie Virgil Turner, elementary school supervisor, was the ihc addressed members cause," said Sen. Morse of Oregon, an Eisenhower man. In the wake of Truman's praise, however, canir a demand from Sen. Green of Rhode Island, an ad- Tiiims(ra!ion supporter, (hut Hie «ciiernl say publicly whether he favors a 6 l _ defence pnd billion do. forcign-nid lar cut in LI ^. lit 111 UCI spending [ did fir.e a man as ever walked. Eisenhower, the President said. '' is jiisl beginning lo find out what happens In polilics. and Ihe attacks ! on him now are mild. j Wliilc Morse ami other Eisenhower supporters felt the Presi- ' dent's praise would help their can- Jale, none of Ihem doubled that . .... - °-- - ..... • -------- ^ i "», o em oubled as advocated by an Elsenhower- Truman meant just what he for-prcsidant leader, Sen. Carlson 1 -------- - - of Kansas. Carlson told a reporter he was views" In calling for Ihc leourlfon in a Sr-n-Ue speech yeslrr.lay. But he added that en Wednesday be recently work as .-- -.^ said declaring he plans to hard to elect a Demo- crallc President as though he were running himself. At the- news conference, Truman .said thai if br. s ho i,] d h( , nnm . See KISENHOWEB on P* re t Little Rock Bans 'Nude' Magazines i.rrn.K HOCK <<v. — The i.mi,. Hark Censor Boflrd last nitjh! adopted a re.-,ohilion barring from sale in t.It lie Rock "photographic magazines uhich publish full nudes." The resolution exempted sales "in shops which deal principally In photographic supplies or through camera clubs." The board did not, announce w-hM it roirirlrrcd a f'lll nude linr win- It vic/ilicd only photographic mag- azine.1. of Biylhrviilc's Kotary Club and approximately 50 school children who were BUCMS at the Boys-Girls Week program yesterday. •\Sat\y time*, when we speak o! what's wronj! with juveniles, ..„ realjy ect back to the question of what's wrong with adults." she said. Miss Turner pointed out that i^cry achill \- an example for some >oun;r*T pfi uii. "and you high school ami nlrlfr students serve as examples tor the younger students. pander! school system. higher teacher pay—"if we arc to keep our tfrachots in. Arkansas..—adequate manual arts program and "more emphasis on the home—the central unit of any civilization. It il collapses, so will our civilization." Miss Turner closed by pointing out that the leadership which our | adults of tomorrow will display in handluiB personal and world affairs, will be a reflection of the Inside Today's Courier . .. . Osreola Xews. . .Markets . - • I'.ii;c 2. . . . Miss, o Baptists to h n I d worker's rmTcrcnce al Hrinklcy'fl Chapel. . . rage 5. . . . Spurts. . . ['age 7. . . . Society. . . Page 1. . . . County agents report on ar- lifiiial incubation Ic.st wilh ROOSO cgs*- . . farm news and review . . . Paces 8-9. . . . Intensive diversification boosts Income from 40-acre farm . . . rase 12. . . . Water cornpany purchase seems the only answer. . . editorials. . . Pajte 6. »'e I guidance we are giving them today." Rolarian .). W. Adams, who hrad- e<f Ihe Hniary-sponsored Boy.s' and OirU' \V"ck. introduced Miss Tur- nrt. Conclmiii.s Boys' and Girls' Week ac-tivine.v R full schedule of activi- '••• - -• <»" ..«......_.,^. i HLU\ii it 'ft. H uiii j>ciicciiiie oi flciivi- ••Yn.i never know when a younger J tie* hns been planned by the Bly- pcr.on Is watching you. Make sure you're .setting a gcod example. Alter reviewing youth activities and M organizations In Turner spoke Blytheville, on public She . ahicli she termed HHi el o! clein-K racy." named M e-sttntiil ui thevilie Y lor Salurday." The Y'» three-teen-age- baseball leagues will play at Little Park and a grade school track meet will be held at Walker Park. Meanwhile, che.ss. cheikers and (able trnrus tournament, will be concluded in ex-1 the Y game rrom at City Hill. I the The oirtomobile is ruining trie youriger generation, and vice