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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS r THE OOMtNANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 81 Blylhevllle Dally New* Mississippi V»ll«y Lewter Blythevill* Courier Blytheville Herald BI,Y'J'HKVIU-K, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNK 2<1, 1050 BIGHT PACKS SINGUfi COPIKS FIVE CBNTt Airliner, 58 Passengers, Missing To Pus/i Worlc on Sewer System lourier News Photo BITTER IS THE BKKW OF DEFEAT— Bill Taylor of Kirby's Drug Store used to keep his coffee customers pasted on St. Louis Cardinal games the Cardinals went to Ebbets Field (that's with information on the mirror behind his fountain. Then in Brooklyn) and lost three straight. Thursday they went to Blythevillc's Chamber of Com- meiee has sone <m record, as strongly urging Ihe City Council U> push plans to "promote construction of (the proposed new) sewer system at the earliest possible moment." A resolution lias been adopted by the Chamber's board of directors which endorses thc council's action in obtaining data on the city's sewer needs. "...the Chamber of Commerce.' thc resolution slates, "plodges its nil support and assistance in the romotion of tills system and the isposal of information concerning to all citizens." It points out that, according i proposals by Black and Veatch nglnccring linn which made pre mi nary reports on the city's sewe eeds, the entire city would be "pay ng for only the disposal and treat the Holo Grounds (that's In New York) and were held scoreless in two games. Yesterday Bill gave ror the "Dour Look" and last night the Cards were defeated at Braves Field (in Boston). his mir> Bidault Regime Falls On Issue in France By PRESTON GROVER PARIS, June 24. (AP)—The government of Premier Georges BidnulL fell today on an issue of'confidence. The defeat came in the midst of a portentous European coal-steel poo]'conference in which France has taken the lead. Some observers said the cabinet's fall may be a blow to those negotiations. ment plants." Sewer System Discussion In discussions regarding the pro losed sewer system, it has been no ed that the $922,000 Black ai Veatch estimate would cover tl eost of installing trunk sewer main e .sewnge treatment plant and tlu proposed lift stations. This Is le only financial burden which ouhl fall upon the entire city and ould be med as such should ic city float a bond issue. The other $400,000 estimate was iven to cover the cost ol UUcn\l ewers and this would he assessed nly lo persons in those parts of Blytheville where complete new ystems must be Installed. Lateral Sewer Dufincil (A Inicrnl sewer is one Ihal is connected to individual streets and; louses as a pickup system for the trunk mains serving the entire city.) These "laterals" would be built only in new additions to Hlythevllli! whert* sewer .service is not provided. Users connected to the present sewer system would not pay for lateral sowers. Only the following areas, it was reiwried, are subject to this cost: Walker Addition, Pride ArtillMnn, Country Club Drive, Noble Gill and Jirninie Stevenson Addition, Adams Addition, Vails Additions on Highway IB east, RollLson subdivision, Second Addition and the (Naturally Blytheville Wilson-Sthird Addition. any future addition lo would fall into this category.) Present sewer facilities will not be discarded but are to be lied ij with the proposed modern .system Other KestiUittcms The board has also taken affirm- 1 ntivc action on two other resolutions. Il hacked up Council action in going on record a.s opposing the jH-oimsod Home lUile Amendment ii\ one resolution. olher resolution nminlnin.s that state income tux regulations put Arkansas ut n disadvantage In I'ogunls to attnieLlne industry. The I'fgulfUion prohibiting deduct- in y federal income taxes paid in computing the state-income tax was nskcd repealed and "proper sin it: authorities" were asked lo launch a "tax modernization program because "the entire tax .structure of ArkivtiMis is out of date and obsolete to the point where we are losing more industrial prospects monthly becuuse of It. . ." Planes Fly Over Lake Michigan MILWAUKBK, Jun« 21. (AP) — Captain PHI kinsiin of Ihe NHVR! reserve said today a destroyer escort h;id icported finding what il believed to be "unmistakable" traces of H missing Norllnvost airliner. However, Foreign Minister Robert Schuman. father of the Schuman Pljin for industrinl cooperation, remains a prime candidate to retain the foreign ministry In any succeeding government, unless his own party, Bidatilt's Popular Republican Movement, decides against it. • Former Premier Henri Queuille •tUcU Socnhst \iuose government nolds the- postwar endurance iccorcl m France—13 t deserting Bidault on the salary issue unless some "new element" appeared in the situation. Some political observers expected a. last- minute compromise. Talks May Quit Bidautl's backing otherwise comes roni two groups. One is his own •opnlar Republican Movement, eftwing Catholic parly whose nembers include Schuman. The " middle-oi-, SET d""h a. ici Oc Tuber. The vote against. Bidault was 35i to 2.W. His own MRP.r*nrt the Ritdi cal .Socialist-; supported him against combined opposition of Socialists, Communist.'i and the'extreme* right wing De Gaullists The vote was on a question which ordinarily would be a minor domestic Issue. The government opposed a Socialist demand for wage increases under a ruling forbidding such appropriations without providing special funds. B5d;u-'t. in>," " a I;load Issue of confidence in the whole government and the policies of the coalition cabinet. The Socialists heretofore have supported the coalition without joining it in the cabinet. The net result of today's vote maj be new general elections in Krunrr this year instead of thc regularly scheduled ones in. 1951, Effect Sclmman IMnn? Observers speculated over t h possible effect the cabinet's down lall might have on the Schuman Plan to pool Europe's coal and stee over which the government Is ne gntialing with delegates from five other European governments. Tliey said lorcign minister Robert Schu man's resignation might prove a severe blow to his plan for n central control of western Europe's major industries. Tt was the first time under •prance's postwar Four Republic that the National Assembly formally refused n vote of confidence to a prime minister. U\ the past,, 2.1 such votes had won six ballots. The constitution requires that thc opposition get an absolute majority —311 votes—in order to throw the cabinet out. The Socialists, who htive supported the government even though they left" thc cabinet last February, announced yesterday they were imtvjhe Schuman Plan to su need. But they said also the proposed coal-steel pool would be dangerous unless the , British joined. Britain has shunned the negotiations so tar. Meanwhile, Jean Monnet, French economic planner »nd chief negotiator, said a recess in the Schuman talks might be called this weekend. He snid the talks so far had produced "neither RII accord.nor disagreement. 11 toother•;countries tnkiiig J>$$; m talks.jure Wes,t Germany : ^B el \, Italy/' the,' Netherlands : and Luxembourg. ^ Students Miss Boat lut Trurnan Helps Out MI1AVAUKEK, \Vis., June 2<l. (AI>) — A bis Northwest air liner with 58 persons aboard disappeared last night in a thunderstorm over Lake Michigan. Hours after dawn today, searching planes and surface craft found two oil slicks and a little unidentifiable wreckage on the lake's choppy surface cast of Milwaukee. 4. o ue s |u;(; VVRS, about six miles off shore, about one mile out. The search was concent rated near the one fartherest from shore. But, there wtis no actual trace of the blg-foiir-cngincd, air liner or Us occupants. Tog which cut visibility to about fiOO feet hampered Hie search by Army, Navy and Coast Guard pintles and surface craft from Coast Guard stations at Kenosha, Rnclnc and Milwaukee. The oil slicks were not conclusive evidence that the big plane 'had crashed Into the lake. A tanker or other lake snip might have made It. SUM ll»i>4 Northwest Airline. 1 ) officials refll*- ctl to give up hope that the plane may be safe. They said the plan* had enough gasoline to My as far as Billings, Mout. , H was possible, they said, that the plane may have been thrown off course with Its radio out of commission and gone Into the nor- NEW YORK, June 24. (,4V-Presi- dent Trimum wns ready today to ivc 600 Europe-bound students tbe .tiing they missed the most—their boat. Osceola to Let Sewer Contract Hew Disposal System Action by August Seen by Mayor Contract for Ooccola's new sewage disposal system will be let during the latter part of August, according to Mayor Ben P. Butler. Mayor Butler said that Morion Crist. Little Kock engineer, has been instructed to begin necessary legal negotiations for construction of the new system. The White House after of the mill- ary transport General Ballon yes- erday pumped new life into a stunner cruise that began to look like i flat tire when the Const Guard banned the original ship as a fire- rap. The students, some with as HtUe ns 5100 left after paying their pass- suddenly re a I Ized w ith hor ror .hey wore cast awuy on the most ex- lensive beach in (he world—Now York City. In their despair, they fired oft telegrams in all directions. One landed in the White House. Only 80 minutes later a Navy rear admiral, William M. Callaghan, commander of the Military Sea Transportation Service, was on the telephone offering the Ballou. Kind-Hearted, But— But while the President was kindhearted, he wasn't exactly giving the government's money away. He laid down two conditions—the students must get R contract release from the operators of the first ves- The city is to hold an open mcftt-l sel - tne Norwegian motorshlp Sval- ing at- Osceola City Hall July 5 for 1 » nrd - a "d they must pay thc Bal- '-iu's regular expenses. These are expected lo amount lo early the $20.000 the students had aid for the Svalbartl. Tuesday Sailing —Courier Nt-ws T'lioln OSCEO1-A SCOUTS TO JAMBOREE— Jackie Crcwlhwriit, sot) of Mr. and Mrs. Ownn Croslhwntl; Wad Qninn, Jr., son of Mr, JUK! Mrs. Wade Qirinn; Scoutmaster Emmetl Wilson and Jni; Jttc:k.s (left bo ri above), son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jacks, will represent Osceola at the Hoy Scout jamboree tn Valley Forge Pa. Billy Hill, son or Mr. and Mrs. William Hill, was not present when the picture was rniidu but will mak the Jamboree trip with the Osceola Scouts who were to leave today. Switchmen Ready for Railroad Strike CHICAGO. June 24, (AP)— ing if (he switehmen leave their Weather Arkansas forecast: Generally fair Ihis afternoon, tonight ami Hun- I R day. Not much change tu temperature, Missouri forecast: Partly cloud continued wa'rm and humid to night and Sunday; scattered tnun dershowers extreme north tonight low tonight 60 northwest Vo southeast. Hi£h Sunday 88 to 92 Minimum this morning—75. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise tomorrow—4:48. precipitation 24 hours to T a.n today—none. Total since Jan. 1—33.41, Mean temperature (midway b< tween high and low)—82.50. At Normal mean temperature f< -^tiime— 78. This Date I,as I year Minimum this morning--74. Maximum yesterday -f)5- Precipila lion Jan. i to this da —30.06. concerning fixing of aU*s for the new disposal system. Water Bill Rales According to a resolution of thc ty council, sewer charges will be sed upon water bills and collect- d as" monthly fees. The proposed: monthly charge Is i be 50 per cent of the water large for a given month except for oniiuercial customers v/tiere "an ppreciable percentage of his total consumption is so used that t docs not reach the sanitary sew- in which case the city council hall determine what percentage of otal water usage does reach the unitary sewer and such customer hall pay 50 per cent ol that percentage only." the resolution said. Two Uses Class f s In accordance with this proposal sewage system users will be classed either as a "domestic" or "commercial" user. Mayor Butler perviously has sale Osceola will Issue between $155,COC and $160,000 in revenue f,onds finance construction of the i sewage system, which is to i>e local ed about one-fourth mile west o the present site- West Sitlc 1'roicct A sewer improvement district, fo western O-sccola also is planne< This will be a $34,000 project. The mayor said he hoped th: contract al^o would be let m Aug List. Fabcr White and the Chambc of Commerce committee are to mee with the Little Rock engineer fo revision nl plans to service as l?.rg an area as po-slble for the borrowc Amount, If all goes yell, and no other See STUDENTS on Page 8 Switchmen on five big Midwestern and W eslern r ai Iro ads a rn due to st r ike tomorrow morn in g. Four ol the roads have announced they will not try to operate. . There was no sign—early today— of any break in the deadlock between thc AFL Switchmen's Union of North America and the carriers. The five roads are the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, the Chicago Great Western, the Western Pacific, Ihe Great Northern, and. the Denver and Rio Grande Western. Francis A. O'Neill, chairman o! the National (Railway) Mediation Board said lale yesterdny tliat "nothing is cooking" in Lhe board 1 ; attempts ID bring about a ixxst- ponemcnt, compromise, or settle ment of the dispute. He said Lhi board was in telephonic commu nlcation with both sides. All the railroads except Hie Gica Northern have salci they'll quit roll xxsls at B ii.m, fluciil thru;), touior- o\v. in San Francisco, a s[X)kev>- nan for the GN said, that, all but 60 of their switchmen belonged Lo -mother union, and thc line would be able to carry on. Strike on 1'a.y Demand The strike was called to enforce thc union's demand for a 40 now week with -18 hours pay. A fact- finding board appointed by President Truman recommended the 49 hour week be slashed lo 4T with a" 18 cent, hourly increase in pay. The union said this would cut members' lake-home pay. In addition to tomorrow's strike there are these added factors in llic nation's rail picture: On .July 15, the Brothorhrxid ot Railroad Trainmen and the order of Ihn railway conductors tinny strike. By that time all thc 1cj! :tl requirements for "cooling otf" under federal statutes will linvc ueen I fulfilled. These two nations tilsn disagree with wage and hour Itn gs of a Pj'e.sideiiliul board. July II Walkout D.iti- .July 11 is a poslbtc walkout da set by the pulhnan cunUuclars 1 division of thc conductors order. in this case, thc actutil walkout may be delayed while the disagreement Is probed by a Pr evidential hoard. A 60 day delay would inU>m:iU- cally come into effect it the President appointed fact-finders. The pullman men want a reduction of the work month trom 225 hours to 210 hours without loss ol nay—plus some changes in working regulation.?. Soybeans July Nov Jan Mur HiKh Low Close 207-H 2Wi 2fli-Q 211 200!1. 200'Ji 213V, ail'.-j 2IH1 Ball of Fire Sighted in South Skies-or Was it? 157 Teachers Ousted by U.C. Those Who Failed To Sign Pledges To be Fired LOS ANGELES, June 24. </Vj— The University of California, world's I nicest educational Institution, has fired 1ST faculty members and other employes who refused lo slgti statements sayiSng tlmt they arc uot cmvHiuml.sts. The dismissals were ordered yesterday by thc hoard at regents after stormy meeting nt which IL tip- cld, recommendations of the unl- r.slty president. Dr. Hubert Gur>n Sproul. President Sproul told the regents iiU 9,929 letters were sent Lo uni- esity employees. asking them to ate ns a condition* oC employment 1 they are not members of the ommunlst party. All the non-slgn- s were given Ihe right to A hear- before the committee on privil- nnd I enure of the academic eimte. The 157 who were fired ig- orcd this right. Tpic dismissals Are, effeclivR June U. Names of those discharged were ot disclosed, since they could irike rc-appl!cnlian for I.heir Jobs iy signing the non-Communist lavement in their 'flew contract*/* Sources <:lO!s« to ~.\)im university id tented. however. I Ii at t here arm 10 outstanding Kplentists oi^the list. The dismissals n'ra unprecedented i American academic history nnd close a 14-months row over loyalty onths rind conlrucU bearing Riitl- Dormmmist clauses. The action was Liken by IB members nf Ihe "21- memher bortrd. Among those bnck- liiK up President Sproul were fleet Ad mini I Chester W. Nimltz, Governor Enrl Wnrrcn of Calif orn la and oil man Edwin W. Pauley. Dr. Sproul Lold the regents: "The University must devise machinery that will keep It Tree of Communists, but hi doing it must not slUle ami suppress thc right ol private ton science. I have told the acadrmk senate committee thnl members of the Communist party consistently abused academic privileges. We must wipe oiiL the disgrace of communism In free tnsll- tutlotis In a constructive way. We cnnnol knock It out with a bat.' At the suggestion of Adm. NSirutz, action on tt2 employes who were clear (ft) by thc academic senate was delayed until the next meeting. July 21 Nimltz saltl each one would have lo he examined Individually. The regents also voted to defer uctlon on six other employes whom President Sproul recommended for dismissal, and Lo consider the matter ot re-hiring II employees who objected to signing the statement because of religious scruples. Action was delayed on two professors who arc out ol thc country. T)c f e n il s Non -Signers John Francis Ncylan, attorney nnd member of thc board of j gents, made an hour-long appeal (or i vigorous action against the non! .signer.-;. He said the regents tor 50 j years have had fullest confidence By The Associated Press A. ball of fire flashed across the outhern sky as the sun sank last night, trailing a streamer of flame and startling thousands. Or did it? Was it Just a speeding plane with the sun's last red and ;old rays playing tricks with its 'ipor trail? Was 11 a real ball ot ire, a meteor? Or was IU—could it lave been—a flying saucer? What direction did II travel? lake your choice: east to west or south to east. And where did It land? H It was Jet plane, at El Paso, Tex.; if meteor, perhaps in the swamps of Louisiana Or maybe there was a meteor as well as a jet. Here are the known facts: a brilliant hght, variously described as fire ball and a fiery streak, was seen from Montgomery. . ^^ to For Worth, Tex., at about 7:40 pm (CST). A ship 350 miles at sea from Qalveston, Tex., saw It. A similai flash was seen an hour earlier a Natchez, Miss., and about 20 mln utes later at Abilene, Tex. Durlni this period a Jet plane was whiz zing over the south on a cours Urom Langley Field, Va., to El Peso Nevertheless, a Fort Worth ama- eur astronomer—who didn't see the lash but, painstakingly tried to race It—satd he would be "almost willing to stake my reputation that t wasn't Q jet plane sighted to- ilghl." Astronomer Oscar Monntg said he made telephone checks of the fire jail's trajectory at Monroe and Lake Charles, La., and at Houston, Tex. AH these, he said, indicated -hat the phenomenon was traveling southeast. Most reports said il was moving west, "The meteor was the sort thai leaves a sustained dust trail usually visible for a radius of 300 to 350 miles," Momlg said. He figured the appearance of Lhe fiery streak wa,< caused by the sun's reflection on the dust. Because a Lake Charles radioman sighted the object directly overhead, Monnig assumed the meteo "(ell somewhere in the swamp; coastal country south ol Charles." The Weather Bureau at Moisan International Airport in New Or leans said there were theories tha the fire ball was either the tall-end \ hadn't seen it. »f a comet or the vapor trail of a i tigh-flying aircraft. | At Abilene, a CAA communicator j alkcd to thc westward-speeding Jet [ at the same lime a brilliant lijiht larcd there. Ke sugaested It prob- ibly was the sun's reflection on the But when U. James Bryant of ftoswcll, N.NV, landed at El Pago's Biggs Air Force Base, he said all the talk about weird lights In the sky left him in the dark. Bryntit snid he didn't .see anything unusual between Lansley and Biggs. Presumably he would have been in n good spot to sec a me'eor. II any. Bryant talked to a reporter only after Bigtrs Field had said Information on t.he (el's flight was secret, then switched slRimls. Could Have Htpn Plane Thc lieutenant dldn'L believe his plane had left a vapor trail as U sped along at 40.000 feet. If it hud he conceded, the sun's reflection could have fcivcn a fiery Illusion. Dr David V. Outhrlc, director <i! thc Louisiana State University astronomical observatory, was Mire 1 was a meteor. But., like Monnig, hi New Orleans weather observer R. A Alme. who did see it, wasn't sure what lie snw. He carefully re|x>rtcd he aircraft vapor trail theory, then aid: ] "It looked Ilkn something that j liitnc frotn oulMdc our atmosphere! which reaches upward about 15 nitus) nnd burned! up In our nlmo- "II \vns the most brilliant- and the •jriijhtepl meteor—if It was a meteor — I've seen. Tt looked like a sky rocket." Aimc said "it started out like a looting star—a blue flash, and .1 vapor trail appeared about five or six minutes later." A number of people at Monroe. ,a.. telephoned their newspaper that Vhcy'tl seen A (\y1ng saucer — and the CAA counter: "No flying saucers are scheduled over Monroe tonight." At Austin, Tex.. A. X. James, an airlines agent, said he saw the Mash and "shimmering. It appeared and In tht faculty and that thc refusal of R few to sign thc anti-Communist declaration can he traced to Red dements In I lie American Association of University Professors, which opposes loyalty oaths Resent Jesse Steinhart told the hoard that In looking over thc files I of the non-signers he found many who had "heroic war records" and had been cleared by governmental agencies for handling secret ma- term!. Dr. Sproul told newsmen that some of the 157 who were being discharged were not planning on returning to the university, since their work was completed, The loyalty oath controversy started in the .spring of 1Q49 wlien the regents announced that a special oath would be required ol all university employees in acldlUon to the regular oath of support tor uhe United States Constitution. Last March .11 It was proposed that the special oath requirement be re- thcrn Wisconsin woods. Me"iinwhile searchers reported a third oil slick on the east side of the lake about 12 miles northwest of tfenton Harbor. Mich. Lake sailors have snid oil slicks are fairly common In the steamship lanes, resulting usually from fuel oil seepage nf stilus. Hut, If the big plans did cr»sh Info the lake, officials or the online satd, It could not stay afloat very long with Its capacity load. The weather bureau said the New York to Minneapolis-bound plane encountered a heavy thunderstorm nnd strong winds In the southern I>nkc Michigan Are a at the Ume It last reported by niello to the CA.A. ' t>rficft~lTT Oh'fcaKO.^The'"p!lot"did not/ • mention any Wa^iftr difficulty, however. Coast Guard imrfi^ce er*ft, re- portcti finding &om» \dy» marker In the w»ter near the oil silcks'slx miles from shore. Later, H was MC- plalncd a. plane had dropped the powder which tinted the lake's sur- ace a bright biue-sreen, to mnrJc he plnce the pilot spotted th» wreeknge. Dye marker IK usual equipment • on lire rafts. Officials of the Noiihwest Airlines said the plane did. not cnrry dye marker. If nil aboard Lhe DC-4 four engine air coach arc last, it will bn the most disastrous crash In U.S. commercial aviation history. The plane was enroute from New York to the Pacillc northwest. Searcher* Out A gigantic air nnd surface .search net wiis thrown out from both east and west .-shores of Lake Michigan. Fogs clinging Lo the surlace ol the water hampered early mornln; e a re hers. 'Iliere was a crew of three aboard he craft. The skipper was Robert, Lind. 35 of Hopkins, Minn. Co-pilot vns Vcrn F. Wolfe. 35, of Minneapolis. Stewardess Bonnie Ann Fetd- nan, 25, of St. Paul completed thft :rew raster. The night plane last reported its. position at 11:15 p.m. yesterday. At Minneapolis the Civil Aeronautics Authority said Gapt. Lind lold them he was over the eastern edge ot Lake Michigan at the time. I '.c n skcd perm ission to d esc end from 3.5CO feet to 2,500 feet. The CAA denied Die request because there was too much traffic at that altitude already. Storms In Area The CAA said Capt. Lind did not. mention storm conditions, section* of west Michigan, however, were disappeared like it was another dimension. 11 It earthly," he said. So what was it? Take your choice. • into "un- lashed by electrical storms at about midnight. Winds of gale force clashed through the region. The plane—flight 2501—left l/\ Guardia field In New York at 8:25 p.m. and K« r is due at Minneapolis at 1:23 a.m. on a non-stop run. Thc Chicago headquarters on the Cost Guard dispatched thc cuiter Frederick Lee as .won'it was established the plane wa.s overdue. All Coast Guard sta'-ions and state police posU in Michigan were alerted. Two amphibian planes droned off over Ihe kike seeking the missing liner. Early in the search police at suburban White Fish Bay. reported secinc a light on the lake. After 10 it vanished, they added, The naval station at Glen view, III., put patrol bombers In the air when the search alarm WAS sounded. They planned to ride the radio beams that Vhe northwest plane should have followed. scinded, but Ihe motion was lost on a tie vote. The regents then voted a compromise, agreeing to the present requirement tor only s Air National Guard was also enlisted. The Mich., air guard assistance GWlma unit — wltn 2^ planes—was called upon by the statement ot non-Communist Civil Aeronautic* Authority. The party affiliation, and for opporUm- unit said U would send out Us it? o| employees to have I heir cases planes. heard by the committee ol the aca-1 The search area was vast co\er- dcmlc senate, a faculty group. i Ing about 32,000 square miles.

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