The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 8, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER ftf unD*in»i<>, * " K«^ VOL. XIYVIH—NO, 40 DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF KORTTOAgrr ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MISSOURI Sy 2 irrigation stems Are Shown Sets-Ups Said Useful on Some County Farms MANILA — Two sprllnkler-typs crop irrigation systems, which are believed to he practical for use b> some farmers of Mississippi Ccnin- ty. were demonstrated yesterday at the Earl Wildy Farm four miles west of here. Tlie aluminum pipe sprinkler systems were demonstrated by H R. Saxon of the Saxon Aluminum Irrigation Company of Fayettevllle and J. G. Lamb ol the Southern Irrigation Company of Memphis. The demonstrations were sponsored by the Arkansas Extension Service with James L. Gattis, Extension Service agricultural engineer, supervising. , The two systems were basically the same with the major difference being in pipe couplings. Both systems are designed for use In any type of crops on farms where a natural water supply is available the year round. Best for The systems w«rt compoMd >"cn a network of 40-foot length threes and four-inch aluminum pipes equipped with sprinkler nozsles Tlie sprinklers were fed with water from Buffalo Ditch, which borders the Wildy farm. White the systems are not considered "loo practical" for large cotton farming operations, they are considered practical for small crops such as strawberries, vegetables and for pastures. Water from the ditch was pumped Into the systems by gasoline- poivered motors at varying pressures. The sprinklers, which were fitted into couplings, oscillate slowly, spraying water over an 80-foot radius. Mr. Gattis told the 33 farmers on hand for yesterday's demonstration that the systems were prfvl- Ical for use where n year-round water supply is available because o( their relatively low cost and easy mobility. He said that on farms larger than 10 or 15 acres the initial cost of the system averaged S40 to $70 mi acre where a year-round water supply is available. Easy (o Move Because of the lightness of their aluminum structures, the systems alter once set up. can bo "moved easily by one man. Mr. Gattis told the farmers that the systems had been used on cotton for several years at bonoke but that they were most practical for smaller crops. In a special demonstration, Mr See IRRIGATION' on I'ajrc 9 Weafhei Council Votes to Prepare Ordinance Callin^SpeciaTWater Company Vote Leachville Wins Top Improvement Contest Prize Year-Long Project Pays Off in $700 First Place Award Leachville so t what U was after Residents of this West Mississippi town today learned that their efforts ol the past year have paid off —in tlie form of first, prize in its population class In the Arkansas Community Accomplishments Can- test. Back In February, they said they were shooting for first place Todav they made it. At an award luncheon in Little Rock today, Leachville was announced as the S700 first pri?« winner among towns in the nnder-2 500 population bracket. The contest Is sponsored nmnmllv by the Arkansas Resources and Developments Commission the Arkansas Economic Council-state Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas Power and Light Company. Lonoke, Greenwood. Hardy and S> leridan finished in that order behind Leachville in the under-3,500 Paragoutd won first place In the 5.000-to-20.000 population class, with Conway, Hussellville, BntesvilJe and West Memphis finishing second through fifth, respectively. First through fifth place winners in the 2,000-to-5,000 class were Crossell, Brinkley, Augusta, Boonevllle 132 Towns Entered The competition is designed to encourage civic Improvements by the citizenry and judging is based on scrapbook illustrating programs carried on throughout the year There were 132 entrants In the contest covering mympjgvenicnt pro- !SS2vJ^5>;afe«fe'« jMfee, ~--^''ft''" . - *« : r the improvements iiwue by ihe. residents of LeachvillD'In their half-million dol lar campaign: Acquisition of a ?M,000 straw- oerry processing plant. Main Street park. Monument at Legion Hut and Community building. Laying of 175 feet of sidewalks Completion of a JISO.OOO sewer system Improvement. CoJislrucImn of a $170,000 grade school begun. Erection of $7.000 playground «in ! ^ S ," nd materlal acquired fo 830,000 Improvement s\rtem appearance. (farmers DEJ '9 NSTRA nON-rhnty-Uirce Mississippi Coun- go si look at two sprinkler-type crop irngalion systems at the Earl WHdy lar mnear Manila yesterday and apparently they liked wha they saw. In the top photo, a group of farmers look over the gasohne motor that pumped water from Buffalo Ditch into the sprink ler system, in the photo , a 5cction of the network Qf Pipe system is shown In action and in the photo. H B s-ixon of Fnyettevillc, who gave one of the demonstrations, shows' how a pump U.S. Faces Choice of Building Us Forces or Those of Allies "y HUSSKI.I, BRINES WASHINGTON Hl-The adminls- tration was faced with Ihe possibil one billion dollars' worlh of war equipment lo foretan allies from American stocks. It would be in Truman Views Future On His 68th Birthday By E|) CKEAGH WASHINGTON (AJ')_l> mi dcnL Truman sak >rtn,. v, 0 i eavi;s tll ,, Wnile Hollfie next having a good time and today Purchase Issue Faces Settlement at the Polls ''" n " ' a bl ;| ef calletl meeting last night, voted aiiUiommg n special election to put it >• Blythevillo buys tlie water company i Council. d ^ t0 ,, s " bmit " »>'»» ilCt '°"' Mayor Dan He discussed his future with reporters at B news conference which coincided v;ith his 68th Birthday and the seventh anniversary of Germany's World War II collapse was m reply lo n question as to whether he would travel abroad when he leaves oflice and perhaps visit Generalissimo Stnlln. fSt-ssSseS ds -_=£S SB S-i.Tya.'vra.E a. MB .tss-s •'ill be no World War III it labor- nanafremcnt disputes do not cut ng a might embarrass the next president. That Testimony on Big Airbase Conflicts Justice Department fs Due to Hear Of Excessive Costs By G. MILTON KF.LLT WASHINGTON W - Clashing testimony alleging and denying wide-scale graft and malpractice airbases in French marked today for at husre U. S Morocco was _. Justice Department investigation'. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex) announced his Senate preparedness subcommittee will hand a trans- :rlpl of the testimony to the Justice Department "for appropriate action." Johnson's group Is exploring charges that corruption and mis- rmngement have added tens ot millions lo the cost of the bases, started as a rush project during n war scare In early days of thc Korean fighting. The five oases, esnma&d to cost between 300 and 412 million dollars ultmialcly will bo handed over to the French government. Combine Built Base* They were buill by Atlas Constructors, a combine of five contracting firms. Two contraclor-bosses of the big project accused four recent witnesses of having given false testimony hat corruption was bi(?-.scale and lhe Job grossly mismanaged. J. B. Bonny and Lymnn D. Wil)Ur. the bosses, denounced the four and also objected lo leslitnony New set of city ordinances Numerous improvements to public and private buildings made by i n - (•1 tVlHllnlr- J ll dividuals. Leachville's improvement the de- ii the paign and its efforts to win accomplishments contest were scribed in a series of articles i Courier News in February. Ike Warns Of Cuts in U.S. Foreign Aid telephone '" nlst) oo Je««l <° testimony telephone glven by E y Uuggins _ ass(stani ; secretary of lhe Air Force, and U. Gen. Lewis A. Pick, chief of Army Engineers. They described Huggins and Pick as mistaken, but challenged thc "veracity and credibility" ol Col Ralph Reed, chief of Army Audt;' William J. Cassidy, a civilian audilor for the Army; Joseph Connolly, a former inspeclor on the job, and John w. Leahy, whom tlie contracting group had lired as a minor official In R policy dispute. """uii nun ixcua wun the possibil- ""«.-i",.ui IHOCJSS. H would be in il.v today that it will have to choose I nddilion lo thc equipment which Arkansas f OM M S (_p, 1rt | y ,.,<,„„„ | and conlmued warm this nfter- CI.OUDV "S,, C °" ig !?. t a " d tomorrow, with cloud .•Missouri forecast— M ay- over and Fri- north this afternoon and^Toi and over most ot stale Fri heavy thunderstorms likclv west tonight: cool in north central In afternoon and soulh Minimum this mornlng_63 Maximum yesterday—95 Sunset today—6:50. Sunrise tomorrow—5:03. Precipitation last 2* hours to 7 ^Total precipitation since Jan. 1— Mean temperature fmidivav between high and low)—79. M N "—BJ 1 ' mean tem WraUire lot This mie Usl Year . Minimum Ihis mornini;—44 Maximum yesterday— -,* Precipitation January I to date —1C.**. buildiiiK up American forces or those of its allies when it .ships arms overseas. This developed ycsterrlny when the House Foreign Affairs Committee Approved * fS.S83. iOO.OOO foreign aid program for the year ending June 30. 1952—slightly over one billion less than the S7.900.000.000 asked by President Truman. Most of thc cut was in proposed military assislance lo Europe. This — ~" """ <" i Jv*a mnanced by was slashed B23 million dollars de- def ense appropriations and not for...,;,- .._._ Kif , u .jjjj f, m< j s) _M Richards indicated the purpose of the transfer clause was lo malt sistiincjc under lhe bill. " "Military leaders have testified." Richards told newsmen, "thai thev needed all (lie military equipment !i!l c ,L" :f d r ° r , Io hei " our »'»cs ' ,. ^^^ ^ They said tlicmsclvcs it was vital. "Well, now they can supply that equipment but it will have lo come from Iheir own stocks (financed by spite protests of military leaders that lhe full sum was vital. o w e v r r, the House groups ' *" ^' ».i.m,*iu was lo make 1 amended llie measure in such a I lll ° adrmmsti-ntion (]cci(]c whclh ,. r way that if shipment of all tlie Alnrrirnn nr t '- r " i — arms requested actually is vital. a. military leaders could go ahead and provide the arms— from their own stocks. The Senate Armed Services Committee today begins its hearings on thc mutual security bill. Defense Secretary Robert A. Lovetl and Secretary of State Dean Acbeton are to be the wilnesses at a closed- door session. The House Foreign Atfairs Committee yesterday adopted several amendments. Including the one on shipment of arms to foreign allies . . .. of American supplies Chairman Richards (D-SC) said It wa.« " compromise between congres- Amcrican or foreign rearmament was more urgent. ... . tiPi—Gcn. Dwight Lisenhower told Congress today any cut m President Truman's S7SOO- iK°b,v°!end\o R cnr ^ ""^ this nation's defense program The message from Eisenlicwcr was made public by Sen, Connally (D-Tcxi chairman ol the Senate Foreign Relations committee. Tho retiring head ol the Western ( forces did not specifically ask Congress to relain the full amount of funds Truman requested for foreign aid. But he did =ay that any cut "would be heavily and seriously felt." ' 'Moderate sized cuK" Ei.senhow- er said. "car. he absorbed without critical damage." j The Foreign Relations Commlt- I tee has voted to cut a billion riol- f lars Irom Truman's requests. The House Foreign Affairs Committee chopped off another 100 million. Lightning Starts Fire That Razes Negro Residence Lightning was blamed for a fire that destroyed a five-room Nrc.o -m residence at 1017 South Dc nw in c American production and 11 Conon- gress restores the reductions that ve been made in his defense and foreign nid budgets. Right Down Joe's Alley The recent production iossca mid the congressional move to trim military and foreign nid spending, Iho President declared, are right t'.own Stalin's alley. Truman Baid also: —He has no present intention ol umouncing his choice among the various candidates for the Demo- :ratlc presidential nomination. But le reserves the right to do so when md If he phooses — and he said the 1048 eleclion shows he's a good judge on political matters. 2—lie hopes for an early selllc- menl of the oil slrlke and is not considering use of the Tafl-llart- lej' Act at this stage. He declined comment on the steel dispute while U Is before the Supreme Court. 3—There was no politic* in the Federal Reserve Board's relaxation of credit controls yesterday. The board uses Its control powers, he said, to meet threats of Inflation and deflation alike. He added he hopes Congress won't get the Idea llicse control powers are no longer needed. 4— He's confldenftlie Democratic platform to be nnopled at Chicago will support a compulsory Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC). He said he hasn't budged a bit from his support of thnt plank- in the 1048 platforms of both and Republican par- thc President replied lhat dale Ihis counlry Democratic ties. Truman was given a birthday round of applause when he appeared at the news conference. Ernest B. Vnccaro of thc Associated Press asked him it he had nny tlicjurjhls (o express in connection with Ibis anniversary ol Iff4f> announcement that German resistance had collapsed Soberly. las devoted all Us efforts to m'afn- laining a lasting world peace. To date, through the years of Ihe cold v,'ar and Korea, we have been successful, he added. Conditions Grave But, said the President, conditions at the present lime are very grave. He mentioned lhe steel dispute, the oil strike and a threatened rvbor dispute in the copper industry. In the same breath he spoke of he critical attitude of Congress toward defense and mutual aid See TRUMAN on I'age 3 cnnw i Southeast Blylheville yesterday af ternoon. Fire Chief Ii<jy Head snld thci house owned and occupied by Ant- | nie McNeal was destroyed by 'he| blaze. A house next door, occup'M by another Negro, Jim Joiner was slightly damaged by flames from McNcal's house. Chief Head quoted McNea] am! other Negroes residing nearby as saying a bolt of lightning caused the lire. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Osreola sliows Ihe wav in ti::hl on Iraflir. itr.illis . . . 'editorials . . . I'.iRC f. Bi' the IVIackbnard . 1'ilRP 12. Holland News . . . I'JIKC 2. Wilson News . . . Paste II. Arkansas News Uriels - , . t'ae<! II. Ex-Yanks lirlp Senators In slxlh win . . . xpnrls • • • TaRe 10. Oilier key amendments adopted by the House group included: 1. A provision declaring Spain eligible for foreign aid and earmarking a minimum of 25 million ?hl n _° mlC and military assistance j Red POW's Hold «J,i7SSST% rtb SjS^ U ' S - Gene^l proved for military assistance be DT.O.., v used to purchase equipment made , PUSAN - Korea. Friday in _ Th e In foreign factories. j Army announced today Red prlg- n. 3 ,' A }" ho ;' li ' !" r th c mutual secu-irhe^Al'lied ° ^^"IJ^.,-"'-? nty director to require rh Body of Nodena Boat Victim Found 233 Miles from Scene Sheriff William Berrymsn sald|Covcry of lhe Rirl j this morning that the body ol a today by I small girl recovered from a Mis- Kiwanis Lists 6 for Water Commission The board of directors ol the Kiwanis Club, at a special meeting In Hotel Noble yesterday afternoon, approve! a list of six Bly- thevllle business men submitted by a committee as the club 1 .- recommendations for consideration for appointment to a citv water commission, The list ol six men to be con sidercd for appointment, on a wa- .ter commission if the city purchases Blythevllle Water Company was submitted on request of Mayor Dan Blodgett and members ol Iho City Council. However, lhe board pointed out that Il's approval of lhe does not necessarily menu that lhe Kl- wanls Club favors the city's purchase of lhe waler company. Jts action, (he board said, was prompted only by lhe request of lhe clly officials. Names of the six men recommended by the Kiwanis Club were not revealed. In other action, the board approved Kiwanis sponsliorslilp of a Boy Scout Iroop. Details ol the proposal were not discussed but tlie club hns been asked, by Boy Scout officials to sponsor a 'troop. Red Blasts Fail ToMoveUJ. No Retreat from Denying Forced Return of Prisoners By ROBERT'H. TUCKMAN MUNSAN. Korea MV-Thc Communists today accused the United Nations Command of delaying a truce In Korea by refusing lo negotiate further on prisoner exchange. The prisoner issue is thc only one in. the path of an nrmlstlce in the nearly 2-year-old war. North Korean Ocn. Nam Il's verbal blast failed to shake lhe Allied dclegales from iheir nn retreat siand against forced return of prisoners to Red rule. The Allies have told the Reds that 02,000 captured Red soldiers do not want !o be repatriated. "Your so-called screening of our captured personnel is absurd " Nam declared in Ihe 18-minuic session ot Pnmuunjom. Nam spoke tor 17 minutes. Vice Acini, c. Turner Joy, chief U.N. Command delegate, called Nam's .speech a "propaganda tirade lhat can serve no useful purpose." At Nam's request, truce dele- Kates will meet aijaln tomorrow at 11 a.m. (9 p.m. Thursday. KRT). Ocn. Matthew 1!. KUU-u'ay and ! Gen. Mark W. Clark, who will replace Kldgwny as supreme- Allied I commander, arrived in Korea. | The visit followed by on i v one I day Rldsway's warning thai tK-i Allies will make no further concessions to the Reds to end the war. In Washington President Tinman said lhe United Slates will not buy nn armistice "by turning over human beings lor slaughter or slavery." y will leave Monday to relieve, Eisenhower as commander of NATO forces In Europe. For lhe second strnlghl day. Joy proposed an indefinite suspension |ficer'» name was not available 1 . lage. Ark., last night has been identified as that of three-year-old Patty Routon, who drowned in a river chute at Nodena April 25. According to the Associated Press the girl's body was recovered from' Old River, —'-•-•Mississippi lagc. iff's office. He said he immediately contacted relatives ol the child and established identillcalion. nrl s body at 1 a m P™! 1050 " an Indefinite suspension Jhicol County shcr-' 0 f nc e t)li!lli °"-'i until (he Communist are ready to talk business But the Ucds quickly called lor n Friday meeting. — *,... - The U.N. Command is willing to The child v.'as drowned along return 70,000 ol the 169,000 prls- with her father Paul Ronlon. 24, her' oncr s of war and civilians it holds live-yoar-old brother. Everetle. and i Tnat mn "i' w «"t to return to Com- her uncle. John Rv.afford, 19, when "lunist territory, the Allies say. a boat In which they were riding The Reds demand return of 132 000 capsized In (he chute. The Rcutons caplurcrf Chinese and North ko- and Swaffords live on Island 34 f enn troops. O. S. Knelncers at West MemnhL-, "™ r N " nrtcna ', Nam "Kain "categorically re- estimated that the girl's boclv tr"v' Swaffo " i ' s bo<| v »»» 'ound Mon-; i^led" Ihe Allied proposal. He eled some 233 miles down 'sltckm' d " ! ' at l! W f ^""""M Landing i tinned down a suggestion that ihe before It WHS recovered ' ; ne ' 1r wil ' on - approximately 13 miles Reds, ader an armistice. Sherilt Dcrryman s id ' ' r0 '" """ srr " e of ""' ac cufcnt. w» d /,,^ S - itlCnt "i, cd v hy clo!) )'»>! sliclbrothcThaie nVbUn located a " d was wearing and by a hair cla^p- -\ **- J " • " which 9. as skill Intact when t'lie'•-•'-- which feeds Into the River near Lake Vil- the people of t told the Alderman Lindsey Gunn moved thnt the city's special attorney Oscar Pcnriler, draw up necessary papers for a special election on purchase of Blythevllle Water Company, which the Council feels Is necessary to get an adequate sewer sy.stem here. Mayor Blodgett explained that all legal proceedings on the water company problem must be approved by Chapman and Cutler, Chicago attorneys, who are to approve a bond issue necessary for purchase of the company. The motion was seconded by Alderman Charles Lipford. An "olf-thc-record" speech wai started by C. O.-Miles, Chicago Investment counselor city Council retained to aid In negotiations, but a Courier News reporter explained that anything said at a regular City Council, meeting; could be publicly discussed and written about. "Well, I Just won't say it then '• Mr. Miles said, but he kept th'» floor. In silence, tor a few moments. "You coulont' Just not listen?" he asked the reporter. Alderman Gunn tolit Mr. • Miles that Blylhcvllle's City Council meetings were open lo the public and the Investment counselor sab clown. . . ; Objects to Special Metllnj Cotmellmeii discussed thc possibility of having an adjourned session of. the-meeting next Monday to discuss the special election ordinance to be prepared/Mr. Miles objected lo such n move, suggesting a special meeting to be called when "legal questions cm the special election are ..solved." f \ i : The meeting broke up Avtthout nicntlor. of, a notice of bond sale and accompanying resolution scheduled to come up last night, according to a City Council source. "The notice ol sale Is ready for action whenever the time Is right" Mayor Blodgctt said, this morning. Outlines Progress Here's what the city has done so far in Its efforts to acquire the wa- ler company, according to Mayor Blodgelt: 1) Agreed with Robert K. Johnston, owner of Btythevillc Water Company, on a price of about $1,300,000. The price changes from month to month as the physical assets and cash-on-hand balances of the company goes up or down, bub the difference cannot be very great. 21 Taken a 120-day purchase option, which expires July 25. 3) Retained Mr. Miles to negotiate a proposed, bond Issue. Mr. Miles has prepared a prospectus lor presentation to potential bond buyers which: sets out the terms under which the city will sell bonds and buy lhe waler company; explains the financial history o( the company under private ownership and compares it with the financial condition which would exist under mu- niciptil ownership: shows the amount the city would have each year to pay annual debt services on bonds and the amount which would be available to apply to retirement of any sc-.ver bonds issued; describes the physical properties and other a^set;, of llu« water c-m- pany; and describe-; Blythevllle and Mississippi County. iThe prospectus has not yet come before City Council but has been prepared with the aid of the Council's Finance Committee.) Kctain I.c.lal Cuunscl 4i Retained Chapman and Cut- Irr, a Chicago bind law firm, to investigate the situation here and hclpin preparations fur purchase so they ciin approve the bends. "The approval of Chaum.-n I'nrl Cutler on bonds is like * Gnot! Hoiisrkpep- in? Si'sil or UnriiTwvttrrs L'burato- ric-.i tai: on things: you buy in the h'orc." Mayor BIctK'Ctl said. 5) Hired o.-csr Kemllcr us special attorney to aid Mr. Miles and Chapman ami Cutler in regard to Blythrvilte and Arkansas law and to chert: Icoal papers for City Coimril. 61 Decided lo hold a special election lo put the issue lo thc people. Cily ownership of Ihe water company will S ivc Blytheville enough Sec COUNCIL on I'axe 9 LITTLE LiZ— bo-iy w n ^chvllle has been H. ,, (0 r - al < c Village to return the c He said h. wa. notiUcd cJ re- i body lo Leachville lor burial s een st I (0 r - al < c Village to return the child's -.-- ..e, iem-, ives interview the pvisoni-vs who havt; Mild Ihey would forcibly resist return to communism. "Your suggestion for an on-the- spot Investigation of the screening after the armistice Is doubly absurd," Warn said. The only guy who carl convince some women they con't write their own ticket is a traffic cop. $M*

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