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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 7, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL XLTIII—NO. 39 BlythevllU Courier Blylhevllle Dally New« Mississippi Valley Lender Blyth«vl)l« Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER. OF KORTHEA6T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHKVULK, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1952 Ohio Voters Thrust Taft and Kefauver Into Primary Lead By The Associated Vrtt* Ohio voters pushed Senators Robert Taft and Eaten Kefauver into the lead today in the primary skirmishing for delegates to the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Tennessee's Kefauver had to be content, however, with an even split -in the two big primary contests yesterday. His unbroken string of victories was snapped in Florida, where the South's I'avot-ite son, Sen. Richard Russell of Gaorgia, won a close popularity lest. : + Taft scored FOURTEEN PAGES In tide Today's Courier News . . . Arkan&as News Briefs . . . Page 9. . . . Osccola News . . . Starr Gaiiitg . . . Page 5. . . . Sports . . . Page 10. . . . Society , . . Tage 4. , . . Markets . . . fuge II. . . . Water agency nomination good but premature . . . editorials . . . Page 8. Truman Ponders 'Whisfle-$fop r Tour of Nation. President Would War On Those 'Who Play Down Stalin's Alley' By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON <.fl _ President Truman, approaching his G8th birthday, today contemplated a future of whistle stop campaigning • gainst those he accused of playing right down Stalin's alley. His targets, he says, will be the appropriations-cutters and lobbyists who have fought him since he first laid down his 21-point program of foreign and domestic legislation in September, 1945. He placed special emphasis on budget- cutters who he salrt were "about to ruin the national defense program." The Piesifteotx put -Uia -MI estate-lobi^JSifc: targets In^'airSte Speech laat^nigm '„,..„ ^inr^iin^ dinner crowd'of members of the National Housing Conference-, "here. "Give 'em Hell" In a' "give 'em hell" speech clean 'sweep in his home state, adding 55 dele- sates to his total and moving ahead of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower In the see-saw struggle for Republican convention delegates.- Bucking the Democratic organization in Ohio. Kefauver won 18 delegate races and was ahead in nine others, giving him a possible final total of 27. one-half of the state's convention delegation. The Tcnnesseean entered only partial slate against a favorite soil candidate, former Sen. Robert Bulkley, who defeated Kefauver in one delegate battle and was running ahead in four others. The Ohio victory moved Kefauver into first place among Democratic candidates ahead of W. Averell Harriman, Mutual Security administrator, who had been the front runner in delegate strength. Recording to an Associated Press survey of delegates pledged, instructed, favorable willing to state a five ballot preference, or conceded by candidates. Before Ohio, Harriman had 96'/ 2 votes. Kefavuer 91',b. Eisenhower, who was not entered in Ohio, 1 was leading Tall, 284231. according to the AF.poll, before the Ohio returns. Tail's campaign leaders claim more delegate They said he now has 404 delegates to 280 for !he general. Florida delegates were not chos- | en yesterday. Another primary is set in that state for May 27, with both Russell and Kefauver expected to put on another campaign. Russell gained most\ of his j strength in the farm areas while Kefauver ran strongly in the cities. The Georgia senator moved ahead shortly after midnight and continued to widen his margin, v/hich was Tunning about 25,000 votes ahead at Kefauver. In the Ohio Republican SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Truce Negotiations Now Hang in Doubt •GOVERNMENT IS OUR CONCERN'—-Bill Bird (right), told a group in Osceola last night that Individuals in a community must do something about government lo preserve the American free enterprise system. The Osceola Chamber ol Commerce sponsored the program and welcoming the speaker were President Harold Ohlendorf (stand- ing!, and .Vice President Herbert Hobbs. Mr. Bird is national affairs expert for the Southwestern Division of the American Chamber of Commerce. A former St. Joseph, Mo., newspaperman and Army Air Force major, he has been with the Chamber since the war. (Courier News Fhnlo) Group Interested in Government Will Run It, Osceo/ans Are Told reminiscent of campaign, trumari yigor that seemed to belie the fact that he will turn 68 tomorrow. "There have been certSSiJUiings happening in this country Uial have been right down the' alley Mr. Stalin wants us lo go," he declared. "Now let's stop it. Let's get our senses back and stop it." He called the "real estate lobby" a stubborn and selfish lot and added that "some of them are making their living fighting housing-" Statement Repeated He repeated a statement of his 1948 campaign that Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio turned against his own bill for a long-range housing program in the extra session of that year and got the Senate to kill it. He accused opponents of "trying to choke the public housing program to death" by cutting off ap- sehlibwer* There v,-as no popula- vote contest and write-ins v.'ere not permitted. i ' Uavici s. ingaDs, Tuft's campaign 1946 election , manager, said Ihe "landslide vlc- dlsplayed a, t ory in Ohio" gives Taft "the must Impressive victory of any of the primary contests held thus far." He said Taft now has two-third of the delegates necessary for a first ballot victory at tlie convention after winning what be called "(he sweetest prize of the year in the largest solid block of delegates won so far." propriations and of hamstringing the government in its efforts to get world peace by "about ruining the national defense program. Big Ovation Given 78 to Receive Diplomas at Keiser May 19 REISER — Eighteen members of SSs-.T'-i• Slatf. Writer), v . ,. .„-. > .. u,«<.. ...-•- ~.-v,-!-,. —-.,.,- —,.. an.interest in our government will run OUV'KOV- ernment, a U.S>'Chamber of Commerce official told a group here last niglit as he dial •lenged them to participate individually and ns a group in the affairs of the nation. ' * The challenge of our limes, said* Bill Bird, national affairs expert for the Southwestern Division the Chamber of Commerce, is to lake an active interest in tha which affects every individual, every business, every home—the gov- ' eminent. Tho. c ;e who want to preserve free enterprise system in America are in majority. Mr. Bird said, but minority blocs mid, factions are doing more to influence government because of their active participation. "We must become enthusiastic for our cause—it pays dividends." risco Ight Service is the senior class of School will receive Suspension of Two Passenger Trains Due To High Water Ends Ni^ht pasengcr train and freight service here, disrupted by high water north of Cape Girardeau, Mo., will return to normal tonight. St. Louis-San Francisco Railway officials said today. The two night, trains have been suspended and freight training re..„,... ""'ted via Springfield. Mo., since Keiser High I A P ril 2 »diplomas at] All passenger trains have rcsum- ^jJaycees Install I Hew Officers Speaker Discusses Opportunities That Can Be Found Here the young speaker said. Mr. Bird spoke at a meeting sponsored by the Osceola Chamber of Commerce. Delegations from Mississippi County cities. Memphis, and other places were present, Speaks In Dlylhcville YcsliTday aftcrnonn. Mr. Bird talked to BIytheville Chamber of Commerce's National Affairs Com- Talks Reach All-Time Low At Munsan By JOHN M. HIGHTOWKK WASHINGTON (AP) — The eml of secret talks at Piimtitmjom cast doubt today over ttie whole future of negotiations for a truce in Korea. A complete collapse ol liegolla- lions and a resumption of full-scale lighting could follow the latest critical developments, but authorities here did not foresee that as n Inevitable result. There was considerable snecula- ion that a stalomtite in the fight- Ing ' might continue Indefinitely even without nctive efforts lo reach an arnitstfce. Kcils Wonlil Talk More The Communists seemed willing enough to continue negotiations, refusing a recess and proposing another full-dress, open meeting. The Allies have agreed. The Allied governments have for several weeks foreseen the possibility of a breakdown. They are Oil Unions to Meet With WSB May 13 on ., DEN ' VER (AP)—The co-ordinating committee of the ^Z oil workers unions on .strike in the oil industry has agreed to attend-a meeting before the Wage stabilization Board WASHINGTON (/P) _ tJntlpd Slates officials described as "fair" and as "final" today the packnite proposal for an armistice niaile to the Communists in Korea. Deputy Secretary of Defense William C. Foster called it final, .s:iytn c II has the approval of the United Nations Alllc.i and that there will he no further concessions. Kill In (alkhic („ reporters, Foster said this firm stand I, not an "ultimatum." reported to be fully prepared ti meet with a united front whateve situation now develops. So long as the secret negotiation continued at the request of th Communist representatives, then was hope here in the Stale am Defense Departments that Hi Reds might be thinking, over th three-point package deal wl'itcl OOTI. Matthew Rldgway, -on in structions from Washington, ha presented as the final inlntixiun U.N. terms for a settlement. Decisions by both sides to break off the closed sessions and mak their respective posilions public end that hope. Such.belief n.s there now is that an armistice still may be achieved rests on the theory (hat the Reds may be trying to determine how solidly the U.N. powers stand on their position. Kidgway's declaration that they! will not compromise their insist- voted cnce on voluntary repatriation of prisoners of war from the Com Jlny 13. WSB chairman Nathan p. Peln- singcr in Washington yesterday asked for an end to the strike and renewal of bargaining. The, meeting next Tuesday will be to Jack Due-lot HEN'VKR W)—A union coalition directing a nation-wide strike of aliout S9,(J<KF O i| workers delayed its decision today on whether to resume work pcndin e a meeting wilh the Wage Stabilization Bo.-ird iiffxt Tuesday, background give the WSB n lull of the controversy. This opened the way for speculation that the WSB, which never handles a case when a strike in in progress, will turn the oil dispute back to President Truman who will be faced with the prob- SM OIL UNIONS on Page 14 Osceola 4-H Leader Will Visit Italy in Farm Youth Exchange OSCEOLA-Jack Duclos, 20-year-old Osceoli 4 -H Club member will represent Arkansas 4-H clubs as an International Farm Youth Ex' change delegate to Italy this summer, It was announced yesterday. — * Jack. Caudill Elected Lions President Dr. W. T. Rainwater, . li, E. Old Named Vfcf Presidents : < . John C.iutliii. f.ix- attorney, was elected president of the Dlytheville Lions Club al their regular meeting ye-stcrdny. Dr. W. T, Raln- svatcr was chosen first vice - prcsl dent and I,. E. Old was elected second vice president. Joe Trle.schnun w as re - elected secretary and There are opportunities for your, torncy. told members of the Junior at 8 p.m. May 19 in the school auditorium. Superintendent c. M. Dial announced today. Baccalaureate services will be conducted at 8 p.m. May 18 in ttie Truman was given a standing! shoo! auditorium with 'Don Pike: ovation when he cnlered the dining! evanaelist of the Keiscr Church of room for his extemporaneous talk Christ, delivering thc sermon, to the public housing advocates. Dr. R. C. Anderson, dean of the Graduate School of Memphis State --.— - "ii""'""o uv fm HII.>CI,I.SCI utiLiia nave resum- commerces Manorial Allairs Com- commencement exercises to be held ) ed their full Memphis-to-St. Louis I mlttce and helped make plans for at 8 II. m. Mav |Q m t Vm c^Vi/*,^! I . . .- . I - n.,......... . .. runs. J, J. Morgan, Frisco ireicntja monthly meeting to- discuss agent. said. During the j lional affairs. The committee plans day service was maintained only U>!*° organize a letter-writing group Cape Girardeau and back. I to correspond with ronwssmcn, usin " lnrorm; >tion brought out in thc nlo " lhl V national affairs dis- He spoke after Sen. Douglas fD- 111) ami Sen. Tobey (R-NH) prom- College, will deliver the commence- fsed lo fight for defeat of a House nient .. appropriations bill provision c .it-1 Olllc Co\ has been named vale- ting Truman's program for 75,000 dictorinn of the graduating class The possenacr train 1 ! be"i'in r ne ' tonight, will resume the follrv.ving normal operating schedules (times J are departure frdm BlvthevIM- I " similar croup is being Sec TRUCE on Page U treasurer. The club also to send some girls to Girls state and John Camllll appointed a comittee to make arrangements. Max Reid. Paul Pryor, and Mtirry Smart were named id the committee. No program was presented cause of the annual election. who currently Is enrolled at Arkansas Polytechnic College In Russellvlllc. will K0 to UMy next month under the International h Y °n, 111 , Exchan Se Program he «I1! live with Italian farm people to stuily their farming methods for four months. He was selected on the basis o( years of outstanding 4-H Club work, during which time he won many local, county and state hon- During, bis 4-H Club Work, '-he has served as, president of 4-H Clubs at Promised Land and Osse- 0 a, prcMdcnt of the North Mlssls- 1 Ppi Coimt.y 4 . K Cminci , flnd the Executive Committee of the SmilJi MlalMippi county Council .In his ii, years a! club work Jack was nrimed county chamnlon 1 ! r th f° rth " nd Soirth MS pl County. IJo has carr)cti over 30 projects, placed in the st-h. contest in soil consorvajion three t '"'. es . nnd twice in the maintenance program. Lost .year, he was chosen state champion in the lector mainte, - ance proRrarn and as a result of Ms tractor work in County he also won be- phis, 5:26 a.m.: to Memphis. 3' p.m.; to St. Louis. 9:15 a.m. See TRUMAN on Page H Weather and Frances Gant salntatorikn. j OPS O///C/O/S to Hold Other sniduating . scn iors Include: n • n- • . , Joe Travis Anderson, Shirley ^ r(Ce U'SCUSSIOns Here Bagwell. Williert Bohannon, Ada Bradford, Louncllc Brock, Shirley Heard. Mary Ruth Jones. Charles Laiiderctale. Marjorle McGinnis. Conferences with Office of Pnce .. __ StabH;z\tion officials may be held Arkansas forecast: Clear to partly I-auderdale. Marjorie McGinnis, at the court House hnrc tomorrow, cloudy and warm this afternoon, Georqe Richardson, Rnea Rudc.-ill, OificiaN will be he.-o from 8 a.m _^^^^ >. .^gw. i 1<l!1 Nc ' !1 slfc °. JoAnn Stephcnson, I lo 4 p m. to nwct with businessmen | Bobbie Waltrlp. Jcanctte Wood-1 who lisve price stabilization prob- ward and Mavolcne Woodward. lems. " j The Chnmber of Commerce, Mr. 51 Bird told thc group last night, has j no phcn in partisan politics. But as an organization and as Individual, (he Chamber and its members m'lst be concerned with urnrral principles of government, he snid. "Where are we uoing in the tn-n- cral (rend of government affairs? We trend is away from the free competitive system of doing business and towards a izovcrnment-rll- rnoted way of fining business." according lo Mr. I5irrl. CJnvernment offkinls would say It Sec C. nf C. on Pasc It Chamber of Commerce here last nicht at the annual Jaycce installation bahouet. In discussing the putting forth of effort and drive by young men. Mr. M.?D:jnicl said many are oitcn looking for greener paslurcs when they arc In lie found here at home. It is a matter of accejitins; what thry have Find usin^ it to the utmost. he said. Installed last niirlil to serve diir- inc the coming year were Dr. James • ------ -------- •• ~"" B i^.: C. Guard, president; Dirk J. white.) stli|JS thc Wn8 ° Stabilization Board of power to recommend settlement.* first vice president: Robert A. War- I in labor disputes. ren. second vice- president: frank) Hurshman. secretary; James Gard- Feinsinger Warns U.S. Not to Cut WSB Power WASHINGTON MV-Nathan p. Fcinsmgcr told Congress today a rash of serious strikes and industrial "chaos" may result If Congress tractor Mlssl^lnnl national hof- tonight and tomorow. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy this Btfernoon. tonight and Thursday; with occasional showers and thundershowers ea-it and extreme north this afternoon and in northeast tonight; warmer northeast Thursday. Minimum this morning—67. Maximum yesterday—9s. Sunset today—6:49. Sunrise tomorrow—5-04 Precipitation last 24 hours to 1 a.m.—none. Total precipitation since Jan I— 17.41. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—81. Normal mean lempeyature for May-61. This Dale List Year Minimum this morning—52; Maximum yesterday—74. Precipitation January 1 to dntejy —16.43. Gen. Vcmdenberg Says— Russia Can Attack U.S. v/ith Atom in Ty/o Years By F.imTX B. HAAKI.VSO.V niilifary spending In the new fiscal would be exploratory to determine WASHINGTON W, — Air Force v '" r '" ""' ' "— " •--"'—-^ ' Gen. Hoyt s. Vandonbers told senators today that within two year to not more than 46 billion' the source of severe pain dollars, some six billions under 1 ViindenborR's statement present plans. Most of this would! apply lo Ihe billions Consrc.w lias! voted for defenr or three years. years Soviet Russia "mil possess Ihe means of launching against this country a long-range atomic attack." "Unless effectively opposed and countered, this attack could neutralize our own ability to retaliate and at the same time cotild seriously cripple certain key centers of the industrial productivity upon which we depend for ultimate victory in \vpr," the. general said. The Air Force commander joined j cl ,^ing doctors ho^'lnl for sur- otner Pontngnii top br,«.ss and el-! gory, his vice ur.Jaf of staff Cm vilian secretaries in protesting Nathan y. Twining, arranged to present plans. Most of this would'that, while this country" has been ---=,-- -•: ~ Hit rind whittling down voted for defense in the past twojour air power." the Soviet Union "three years. | (la , ,,„,,,, hi ,n riin ,r ,, p om , cxpantl . It also ordered a 4',i-bil|if>ii-do[-1 irm her combat nir forces lar slash In new funds asked. I !-;vcn so. he said, the United Vandenberg's prepared tcslimon.; Slates Mill has a slight superiority to be delivered today behind closed-1 bccimse of "our long-range bomhcr doors of a Sorme appropriations! force, combined with our national subcommitlec consider!;]? n n w! advantage in atomic weapons" money bills for the rjclrvuo Uc-j By 1054. he said, "control of thc parlment, was handed lo rr-poit-i air. wi!h all that Implies will (hen ers in advance. j oe within the grasp of Ihe Soviet Because Ihe Air force clik-I wss Union." Peinsingcr. chairman of the WSB. testified at thc House Labor Committee's investigation of Ills agency. Only yesterday Charles E. \Vilson. former mobilization chief who resigned in protest against administration handling of the steel labor ner, treasurer; and A. I,. Chaffin. Emery Francis ami Joe Warren, directors. Charles Moore of Blythcville. president of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce, installed the officers. H. L. Hal.'.ell. Jr.. retiring president, presented the annual report, which elassiticd the club's 1S51 activities as moncy-inakins. Ameri- ] ran'Mii, ap.ricultural and civic. ! HrlaiKl Bishop served as toast- \ .^ master. Louis Lynch was in charge! of banquet arrangements and J. L. j bad suggested to the group We.slbrook. Jr.. was in elms'* of Uhe wage board's po\vers should llckct r-iiles. The Jayccettcs served j he trimmed down. XEW VOHK (yl'j—Outlook for early settlement of the steel dispute is brighter (ban It has been for several weeks. The Iron ARC said today. . the banquet. Coruthersville Okays New Gas Franchise 147-1 CARUTHEnSVTLI.E - with Wilson asserted the WSB went far beyond stabilization policy in ius recotnmenriations for a wage for slccl workers. IJrccmimcnrlalloiis "fair" Dispuui-g thai, Fclnslngcr said the Board's rccouimcmjattons were fair and were consistent with j wairc increases uesotlatcd volun- tarilv In oilier Industries House-approved slashes In defense spending during the next fiscal read his statement lo Ihe Mibcoin mittee. The ncitute of Vanden- tlc snkl the House restrictions would delay delivery of about 3 QfK) modern aircraft between next Jan. I and thc middle of 105! "when according lo all reasonable esti- frunchisc. csscnliallv i like the ordinal one, «•„, ,o«ih oy '. ° ,, , SCr '° US UI " Ihe coirtwnv In 0 « rr to ?.riVi,.?i rcsl . rcs ." Illl>(! '«"» imccrlalntj' as Ihe coirpnny In order to facilitate finaiinni! of its g,i« program. Like the oricinal one. this franchise is for 20 years. Senate Takes Up Mine Bill WASHINGTON r/l",—The Senate Pules today lakes up a bill which would i permit the government to enforce i safely rules and lo close unsafe to whether or not the board's jurisdiction will continue. 1 refer not only to rti, pules which might In thc future be certified or submit ted lo Ihe lioaid for assistance i • 'ttlomrnt. but also to dis- now pending before the board. Disputes Mentioned "These disputes include a sub- See STKEL oa I'aje H Boat Tragedy Victim Found Body Located 13 Miles from Scene LEACHVJLLK - Graveside services for John Swafford. is. one of Ihe four Island 34 resident.; who drowned when a boat cnpsiEcd in a Mississippi River chute April 25. were conducted »t. Manila Cemetery (his morning bv Ihe Rev Rov WrlKlit. YouiiK Swaftord's body was fount) Monday afternoon at Upper Titrn- acc Landing about 13 miles .south or nhere he. his brother-in-law. Paul Routon. his Ihrec-year-old niece. Patty Routon. and flve-sear- cld nephew, Everctte Routon. drowned. Thc bodies ot Mr. Routon and Ills two children have not been local rd. Stafford's body Has found by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Murphy, who Jive on Wand 3.?. The couple spotted the body in the river as they were crossing from Iflahd 35 to the Arkansas bank. Mr. and Mrs. Murphv went to officer, along with Deputy Sheriff J. T. Wijdcy of tlielr find and the officer .aloiiR with Dcpuly sheriff Cliff C'amum nf O^ceola and II. P. Cash. Sr., of Wilson, recovered [lie botiy. Younj Stafford Ij survived by his mother. Mrs. Myrtle Stafford of Poplar Corenr; two brothers. See BROWNING on 1'affc H Won Scholarship By winning the national honor, in,, " $M ° C °" ese scholar- -tnndii °" IS ' haS Ja ° k been Ollt - bul for the past two years^e "A assteted county agents in training other members for the 4-H tractor driving: contest. Jack graduated from hi K h school four years ago but refused to give 110 his 4-H dub activities Aside from his duties as a 4-H member nnd prcsrdent of the Osceola club he has been Instrumental In fur | Dlcrlne 4-H wort- amon* yunn-cr j farm youth in his community. I stay active in 4-H Club work until i he is 21 and then servo as a local leader in hh community club and on the county Council. This will he the second straight year that Mississippi County has had a 4-H'er go to Europe unn«r the International Farm youth K\- chancie Program. I^ast year Bobbye Jean Byrd of. I.cachvllle visited Ireland as one of the 43 4-H'crs to go to Europe through the program. Missco Gets Top School Aid Check The Arkansas Education Department mailed school transportation aid checks to counties ye.storday and Mississippi County is to get the largest one In the group. An allocation of $14.161 has been made to Mississippi County. A total of SJ23.431 was distributed to Arkansas counties. Total transporlation aid to schools tor this fiscal year amounts lo S3.868.581. LITTLE LIZ— Nowadays the principal export of this country is money. ^n»

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