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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI -VOL. XLVI—NO. 233 BlythevlHc Daily N*wi Mississippi Valley Leader _ VPIIWVIT T r- ATJVAMOAC 'i'ii»en\v Blythevllle Courl« Blythevllte Herald Bl/i THKVILLE. ARKANbAb, JUkSIJAX, 1Q li), EIGHTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTi ^Eisenhower to Organize Army in Europe Allies Slowly Being Pushed Into Sea at Hungncm Beach Truman Calls Charges Of Acheson Foes False *v. WASHINGTON, Dec. 19. (AP)—President Truman today labeled Republican charges against Secretary of State Acheson as "false" and ^iterated firmly that Acheson will stay in the cabinet. • - -+ He challenged tlie Progress Made In Rail Dispute, Says Steelman Negotiations Held Until Past Midnight In Settlement Attempt WASHINGTON', Dec. IS. IIP)— White House pressure today kept going talks aimed at settling the lengthy dispute between the nation's railroads and four big unions. When the second-day talks broke up early this morning. Presidential assistant John R. Steelman reported "some further progress" had been made. Steelman, for the second night tn s. row, kept negotiating in progress /well past midnight in an effort to ' solve the, wage-hour controversy ' which led to government seizure of the roads lust August. A third meeting was scheduled ,_ today. ^ '•. Tlie stepped-up talks represented Ihe ' first face tos'-face meeting •Snood oiflclals'since t'ne mil geriurt. -: Cespite the "progress" report,'some 'persons familiar with the closed : 'sessioils did not anticipate fins,l agreement at least for several days Goodfellow Fund 'Short' Legion Issues Appeal For Donations, Lest 'Many Go Hungry' "Many of our needy in Mississippi County will go hungry this Christmas unless the Goodfellows Fund Is increased," Dxid Cason Post No. 24 of the American Legion reported today in a special appeal to the county for donations. Commander Speck McGregor said Goodfellow Funds were "extremely short" for this Christmas and that ilonations of cash and groceries ,are being sought by the sponsoring American Legion. Cash .donations may be mailed U> tDud Cason Post No. 24 in Blythe^ville and food donations can he made by phoning -1635 or 33G9, Commander McGregor said. Donations must be made by noon Saturday. An addition of 5241.50 has been made to the Community Chest since yesterday, Worth Holder, secretary, said today and repeated that the drive Is being stepped up to make way for the Goodfellows fund .which has been reported as short ol funds Tills brought the Community Chest total to sn.180.50. which Is $8^60,50 shy of the S26.HO goal. The Goodtellow basket project is U>*be conducted Saturday to help needy families selected by a special committee investigation. Acheson opposition to come' forward if It has any alternative foreign policy to offer. In a vigorous, defense ol Aclie- son, Mr. Truman read a long statement to his news conference describing the secretary as "alive to Communism's threat to freedom" and adding: If communism were lo prevail in the world—as it shall not prevail— Dean Acheson would be one of the first, if nob the first, to be shot by the enemies of liberty and Christianity." "I refuse to dismiss Secretary of State Acheson," he said. In response to questions, the President also: 'No Isolationism* 1. Denied there Is a-wave of isolationism in the country and said all the people are behind the government in the present crisis. Don't let anyone fool you about that, he advised. 2. Said the price rollback in the automobile Industry will be enforced as ordered by the Economic Stabilization Director, despite General Motors' protests that it is discriminatory. 3. Stated he would order additional U. S. armed forces to Join the Western European defense setup under the newly appointed Supreme Allied; Commander Gen. Dwight b. Eisenhower.. He said'he [alked to ESsenho^ phone^last night t) /-.-former. WorM Allied Commander be taking yp ^!B "W assiffrurien soon as possible th''his 'formal statement .'attacking resolutions by Senate and House'Republicans demanding Acheson s replacement the President said! 'These recent attacks on Mr. Acheson -are old in .the sense that they are the same false charges that have been made time and time again over a period of months. They have no basis in fact ?(hat- ever. • ', -.. Vlt Is the same sort of thing that happened to Seward. president Lincoln was asked by a group of. Republicans to dismiss Secretary of Stale'Seward. He refused, so do I refuse to dismiss Acheson.. "Communist—not our own country — would be served by losing him." r A reporter asked • the President whether his statement was what Yanks Abandon Major Airport TOKYO, Dec. 19. (AP) — Allied naval, air and ground forces slammed tons of steel today al Chinese and Korean Reds pressing down on the slim tlungiumi beachhead in northeast Korea. The Allie.4 slowly were giving ground with their backs to the sea. A delayed field dispatch said (he 0. S. Air Force abandoned Yonpo Airfield, Hungnam's major airport. Sunday. The dispatch had been withheld for ^ectirity reasons. Army engineers destroyed supplies and disabled aircraft that had to be left. North Korean Communist troops showed tiieir biggest strength yet around the beachhead. A U. S. icth Corps Intelligence oflicer said advance' combat elements of three wholly reorganized Red Korean divisions had replaced the Chinese Communists on the right flank of the beachhead. He estimated the force at 7,000 to 8,000 men. Allied firepower was credited with blasting Communist attempts to mount R major attack against Ihe beachhead. "Prisoners say they are trying to hit us In force but every time tha officers get men massed for an attack our artillery scatters them," said Col. William Qninn, Crisfield, Md. They just can't get started.' Refugee reports said Chinese Reds were looting abandoned Harimung, .ndnstrial city —Courier. News Photo TOYS FOK UNDKRI'KIVILKGEU CHILDREN—Members of the Future Farmers of America clmplc here pose before a truck-load of toys they have repaired for the annual Christmas party (or underpvlvllcKC children that will be given Saturday by tlie Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Cluu. The part will begin at 9 p.m. at the Jaycec clubhouse on North Second Street. PFA chapter. Freeman Robinson Is si>onsor of tl Germans Included In '51 International Pact Defense Plan By AKTilUK OAUSHO.V BRUSSELS, Belgium, Doc. 19. (AI?)—The 12 Atlantic Alliance nations announced today Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower vill begin early in 1'JSi to organize an international army to toep the peace in Kurope. In St. Louis, Clen. Gisonliowcr s:ii<I lie plans to leave 'or Europe around the first of the year to lay groundwork or his new job as supreme comniandw of an international 'orce, lie said he would tnkc with him L,t. G<n. Alfred M. Iruenthci-, tlcv- uly for pluns and operations of the U.S. Army, who will be his chief of staff in Ills new iu>stRiiincnt. Gen. Eisenhower also said he would go to Washington for consultations before leaving. A communique Issued at the end of a two-day conference said the Atlantic Pact chiefs agreed on plans for German participation In "ivn integrated force under a centralized command." The 12 nations earlier had ap-' looted city «•*• T •=• *• The Red Korean buildup on the east flank brought determined punches against tViat'icction of the Allied line A field yispatch said the Reds maj be trying to capture high ground! looking down on Hungnam's busy .port, 200 Reds Killed Artillery-fire smashed one such attack and killed an estimated 200 Korean .Reds hi 20 minutes. Allied warships slipping through, the Sea of Japan's icy waters off Huugnam port pounded :n concentrations or Chinese and Korean Communists. The big naval guns tii: pereed one column of attacking Reds witii heavy casualties. Navy and Marine (liers roared off and vicinity but relurric —Courier News Photo AM) DOLLS, TOO—Dolls repaired and dressed by members of Hie Home Economics Classes at Blyihcville High School v\\\ be^m the gifts to be given'underprivileged children ' at the annual Jaycee- he had in mind recently when he said he was going to bust loose one oc these days against critics of government'.officials. Is this it? He inc;Uirea. und 'the president re- See TRUMAN on Page 5 an escort carrier fleet in stinging Kiwanis Christmas party Saturday. Shown above In the Home Economics Ford Rolls Back Car Prices Here Wearhei Arkansas rorccasl: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Not so cold - Ford passenger car prices in Blytheville have .been reduced approximately five percent in accordance with Econonvic^.Stabiliiatloii Agency 'Orders, ; Riisscll Phillips, owner of Phillips Motor Co. here, said today. He said' tie received ;thc rollback order in a telegram from Pord Motor Company which returned prices to the Dec. 1 level effective Dec. 17. . The Ford roll-back also applies to other automobiles manufactured by the company. These include Mercury and Lincoln cars. The roll-back was ordered Saturday and both industry and labor immediately termed the order as unfair. Ford, General Motors and-Nash Motors promised to comply with the order but GM yesterday froze ".uto sales pending an "examination ot the discriminatory order." blows against the Reds. The seaborne ninncn winged inland as far as 60 miles, bombing, rocketing and inachtnegunning Communist Troop concentrations. They claimed they killed or wounded 800 Reds. U S. Third and Seventh Division troops on the ground held off a scries of Communist attacks mounted in darkness Monday night and early Tuesday morning. A 10th Corps spokesman said the Reds attacked in almost fanatical fury. Western Front Quiet In contrast, the western front north of Seoul svas quiet, No direcl contact between the U. S. Eighth Army and the enemy was reported Tuesday. But around Flungnam. a 10th Corps spokesman said the Communists were building strength for an apparent drive to push U. N. forces into the sea. : The battleship Missouri joined the cruisers St. Paul and Rochester in hurling a curtain of shell fire against See --VAK on Page 5 Cottage al the High school are (left to right) Linda Vowel), Ann Hindman Peggy Bourland atari Marjoric Daugherty. The classes are taught by Miss' Marjoric Chumncy and Miss Ina Ellis. Robber of Braggadocio Bank Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison CAKUTHEFiSVlLLB, Mo., Dec. 10 —Alvie Leonard Carroll. 25-year-old native of Mulden. Mo., was sentenced yesterday afternoon to a total of 30 vears in the Missouri State Penitentiary after pleading guilty Pemiscot County Circuit Court here to charges of robbing ;v Braggadocio bank and kidnapping Its president. Carroll waived arraignment and entered a pica of guilty to charge of armed robbery atld kidnapping. He was sentenced by Circuit Jtidfjc Louis Shutt/. to 25 year? on the robbery charge and five years for kidnapping, with the terms to r consecutively. Carroll held up the Farmers Bat En Braggadocio on Ihe afternoo of Nov. 22 ann LOOK Si t 7(M). He als forced Pemiscol County Judge C. Speer, president of the ha to accompany him on his attcmptct set-away He was captured 12 minutes lat by sheriff s deputies fn Canithcr.v vilic. Carroll used as ?, get-away car Rail and WuHave Last Minute Talk Have Hopes Reds Will Heed Cease-Fire Flea LAKE SUCCESS,. Dec. 19. (/P) — rimlin's Sir BciiceM N. Ran conferred with Red China's envoy, Gcn.j Vu a 1950 Plymouth which was pointed a bright orange and which he had been employed to deliver fr^m Detroit, ilflch: to a taxi compnny in Set TlQIiKKK on page 5 Pemiscot Boy Missing; Officers Fear Foul Play CARUTHERSV1LLE, Mo., Dec. 19,—The Pemiscot. County sheriffs office expressed ferns of foul play today after an all-night search failed to reveal any trnce of an eight-year-old hoy who lici.s been missing from Ills home here since noon yesterday. Tlie boy, Paul Lee Nicholson, son* — —— of Mr. mid Mrs, Paul E. Nicholson, of St. Louis, was reported missing by his grandparents, Mr. nnd Mrs- David Huffman, with whom he has been living, when he failed to return to his home from school, An extensive search was launched yesterday afternoon and last night a group of volunteers searclii- ed 'till Carpthersvllle for the ratssingj toy thte .morning ^without tvace of.him. r S T * Tronic, 92lsnd' £J of the _ svlile -Boy "Scouts today combed ie banks of-the Mississippi Hiver search for the missing lad, but . noon today .reported no success. I,aal Seen at School Young' Nicholson, a first grade up!) at. a Caruthersvtlle public chool, V;I\R last seen when classes ; the.-Kchool were dismissed at oon yesterday. At the time, he as In the compnny of two oUier oys nnd was said to have been ended toward the Carsithcrsville uslness district, which is in the op- )osifc direction from his home, One of the boys returned to the chool yesterday afternoon and told officers that he and Ihe other boy eft young Nicholson In the Caruth rsville business district. A Caruthcrsville merchant reported to police this morning that i boy, fitting the description of the _ad, was tn his place of business ibout 3:30 p.m. yesterday but he did not know whether it was the Nicholson, youth. The volunteer searchers visited al! business establishments in the Caruthersville business district las night but tailed to find the youth ant] this morning a sound truck was employed to canvftss the city broadcasting the boy's description Young Nicholson was described b> officers as appearing young for hi age. He was 30 inches tall and the time of his disappearance was wearing a blue checked mack tnaw with matching cap and ear muffs and blue jeans. He was said to have "noticftbly bad eyesight and recently was bad health. , Fears of foul play were cxprcsse after officers learned that the youth was kidnapped three years ago proved the appointment of Gen. Klseuhuwur as. the supreme commander lor the international force. The terse communique said "German participation 'would strengthen the tlcfeuNe of. Europe." The bulletin emphasized that all plans agreed upon by the Allies are destined for purely defensive purposes. The council of 12 foreign ministers asked the United States,' Britain ami France, as the occupying pov.'ers in Germany, lo 'Initiate" talks with the V/ est German government on. the question of getting Germans, into the force. The council also agreed to set up a sort of high command—officially called. a "defense production board"—to speed up and expand the manufacture of arma- mcnta. C ,, • Faster Pr'ochicllbji Sought In doing so the council was accepting recommendations made to them by defense ministers or th« 12 pact nations, who met licre yesterday. The aim is to speed up production of nil sorts'of war .'malarial —Including aircraft, ships and Ian Ecs, U. S. Secretary of ' State Dean Acheson tolct the ministers thert would be a statement from St Louis but was returned unharmed to hJ.s home eight hours later. A St. Louts couple, officers said, picked up the boy liccanse they liked him, and kept him eight hours. Hslu-Clumn, today In a last-' Ic visit before Wu's scheduled cparture for Pelpltig, Ran Is a me tuber of the U.N. Truce Committee which Is trying to mil the bloody fighling In Korea. n formed quarters said he probably vould meet later'-Unlny with other member s of the committee. U.N, diplomats, still hoped that ,he Chinese Communists might have » reply today to their plea not lo ireaV off cease-fire negotiations. But Wu was scheduled to take off via British overseas airways at 4:30 j.m. (EST) to fly home by way of London nnd Moscow. Wu .said he would Issue a statement at the airport, U.N, Renews Appcnl The U-N.'s three-man Cease Fire Commission announced yesterday H had appealed to the Chinese Com- munl.st regime to continue negotiations and had offered to travel any- v,-herc — Including to E'ciplng — lo keep the talks going. The three—Sir Betiesal N. Ilau of India, Canada's Foreign Minister Lester n. Pearson and Nasrollah Entczim of Iran, president of the General Assembly—acted after Wu In the name of his government turned down the first appeal. WLI declared a Korea cense fire would only be an Anglo-America; device lo gain time for troop reinforcement.?. He said ComnumK China couldn't even consider ;td. vising its so-called volunteers t< leave Korea until American troop got out. Formosa was turned over to the Reds and Pctping admitted to the United Nations. ington soon p tit Ling U- S. forcei now In Germany under Gen. Eisenhower's command, since the two division represent the nucleus of tlie International force. Acheson said: "It ]g essential thai all the nations party to the Atlantic Pact put tile forces now n being In tho.se nations under the command of the supreme com- nander. "Forces Not Adcf|ii;ite" The U. S, Secretary added that lie forces now available In the pact countries were "not adequate, cmd Sec KlSIiNJfOWER on IMge 5 CI-OUDV AM) COL!) In south portion tonight. Colder •north and central portions Wednesday. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy to cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Low 20-25 south: colder south and east central Wednesday, Minimum this morning—24. Maxinmm yesterday—3^. Sunset today—1:52'. Sunrise 'nmorrow—7:02. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—61.97. Mean temperature i midway between htgh and low)—28.5. v Normal mean. temperalur* lor December— 41,7, v New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T 149 1-S Amcr Tobacco" ., €4 l-f Anaconda Copper 38 3- Beth Steel 49 1- Chryslcr 6» Coca Cola ]19 Gen Electric ;,; 431- Gen Motors 45 5r N Y Central 63 3-) Int Harvester 32 1-! .7 C Penney .., 65 1-2 Republic Steel 42 6-8 Radio 15'l-2 Socony Vacuum ...'.....,'. 24'3-4 Studebaker '...,.. 21 3-8 Standard of N J « 1-B Texas Corp .: 773-4 Sean , 515-8 U S Steel 41 1-2 Southern PicUlo *« l-l Four Teen-Agers Survive as Car Rolls 116 Yards Pour Mississippi County teenagers v survived a pre-Christmas brush'-with death at S:50 p.m. yesterday when their automobile was demolished alter missing a curve live arid one-half miles -south of Blythevllle on Highway 6) and rolling 116 yards while overturning four times. Sheba Garrett, 17, of Route 2, suttcrcd a fractuied Kclley youth told him. However, skid marks and other evidence showed that the car was being driven "at least 90 miles per hour," Trooper Barker said. The two girls were thrown clear ol the car when 11 overturned yards Irom where it lelt the highway. The • auto then overlurned three more timos. Kennett Soldier Killed In Action; Steele Man Hurt ankle and possible Internal lnju-1 and Kelley to Walls Hospital. Kel-i rles while the others were not in-1 ley was released after examination. Jurcd. seriously. Noema Goines suffered bruises and They aie LaVellc Kelley, 15, ol A Kennelt, Mo., soldier. Pvt. Hueston M. Green ,has been killed In action in the Korean area, the De- nartmenl of Defense Office of E*ub- lic Information reported today. He is the son of Otis Robinson of Route 2, Kennett. Pvt- Green previously was listed as missing In action. Another Missouri man, Sgt. ,1. (5. " :y. son of Mrs. Obinc Walley of Rcutc 1, Stcele, lias been wounded, the report said. G. E. Thompson, Former Mayor Of Luxora, Dies LUXORA. Dec. 19-—Funeral services for Grovcr E. Thompson, 68, former Lurora mayor and merchant, were conducted today in Ripley, Tenn,, with burial there. Mr. Thompson, who lived at Crawfordsviltc. died yesterday at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis of Injvirics suffered Sunday night in an automobile accident at West Memphis. Mr. Thompson was a Luxora merchant for more than ?5 years KtiA formerly .served as mayor. He moved from Luxora to Mississippi about 13 years ago and moved from Mississippi to C'rawfordsvilfe last year, He is survived by one son, Uo'-ven ThompMMi ami a grar.d daughter. Miss Betty Bcwcn Thompson, of Luxora; f.vo si.sters. Mrs. James C. Hani by of Memphis and Airs. J. W. Wartsworth of Ripley Ri:d one brother. Morgan Thompson of P.ira- gould. Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis was in charge. iS ANT A aie Burdettc driver of the car; James Quails, 16, of Burdettc; and Noc- ma Goines of New Liberty. Kclley was charged with reckless driving and driving without a Quails was not injured. Police said they picked up tour women's shoes and one man's shoe in ,'ihe path ol the wrecked auto. Another man's shoe was found jammed between a scat and the lop of the wrecked car. —Courier Sews rhotd t'OUR SURVIVE!! THIS—Shown at the end of a 116-yard roll during which It overturned four times I* the 19«9 Plymouth scdanettc in which four teen-agers escaped death last night alter missing a curve about five miles south ol Blylheyllle on Highway 61. ^ t license. He Is to appear in Muni- cipal'Court at 9 a.m. Saturday. State Troopers Oon Walker and i Wl f\ f^ff/^^ Clyde Barker, who Investigated. IN • V/> WOTTOn -said the coupler wcve rcturnuis ] from a Christinas music recital at : M«r, Burdetle school. ! Ma V "I was driving about 45 miles per! July hour and ju,U couldn't mnkr IhHOrt. curve," Trooper Barker satd (lie IX'C. Open High Low 4298 1319 4294 42i8 4280 4250 4210 4233 4202 3M5 3032 38P5 3UI 3890 3860 4350 4255 4217 3023 New York Cotton Mar, May July Oct. Dec. Open High Low 1:30 4315 4334 4303 4313 4269 4287 4257 4265 4218 4242' 4207 4223 ..... 3907 3341 3SQO 3923 3871 3308 J865 3387 Soybeans Jan Mar May High 312'1 313 308' i 309 38801 July .......... 3l3!-j 309 Clo.sC 310"i 311 311 Too men)' cooks spoil the brofh and too many delays spoil your Christmas shopping. V I

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