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TOC JXVIH—NO. 42 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . TTO DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEABT IPK-ivc.e'.*^. „ " * * ™ V*^ MsrthCTUta courier 5te!«tppi Valley U.^ "OKTHEA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BlythcriU* [tail; Kew BlytherUlu HeraM TM VPIJUIMI T ™ i T ,,, . .._ . _ "' ~~ ~" ____^__ Ground-Breaking For Hospital Here 6et for Wednesday Ground-breaking ceremonies on the site of the county hospital unjt to be erected here are scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, it was announced today. Work on the unit here may begin * that day. according to Louis Nash of BlytheviHe, member of the county hospital board of governors who was designated by Count> Judge Faber White lo plan the ground-prcaking. Mr. Nash said a representative of Ihe Baldwin Construction Co. of Litlle Rock, holder of the general contract for the two units, probably will be present along with othei members of the board of governors and members of a committee which did the planning work on the project. Work on the $542,600 Osceola unit began April 25 following groundbreaking ceremonies then. The BlytheviHe unit, to cost about 1696,640. will be located in Country Club Addition between 10th and Rogers Streets south of Highland Street. ^jThe unit here will be a 70-bed ^•ttpltal and the Osceola unit will > have 40 beds. Total cost will be about Sl.500,000 with the federal government paying two-thirds of the costs. Other members of the board of governors Include Dr. Joe Beaslev of Blythevllle, Chris Tomykins of Burdettc. Earl Wildy of Leachville Er. L. D. Massey of Osceola, Harold Ohlendorf of Osceola and Rufus Branch of Pecan Point. Mr. Tompkins is chairman. Arkansas News Briefs — 3-Week Crop Threat Ends With Showers LITTLE ROCK V.1>>-Th e threat to Arkansas crops by a 3-week drouth and heat wave was eased Friday by thundershowers throughout the state. 3L The -Agricultural Extension Serv ttc said Friday that the st vegetable, strawberry, cotton 'Ire crops were threatened bv hot, dry weather. However,'O. A. Vines, AES asso- eiaLe director, said the northwest section of the slate received enough rain Friday morning to relieve temporarily the threat to the strawberry crop. Veto for House Fair Trade Bill Is Predicted Senate Committee May Stop It Before President Con Act WASHINGTON t.JV-A presidential veto was predicted today for a House-passed Pair. Trade Bill which, opponents claim, would cause widespread price increases and extort billions annually from American consumers. The bill, passed Thursday by W to 1C standing vote "in "the House, may never reach President Truman, for the Senate Commerce Committee has indicated disfavor. Those against Ihe measure are fearful it may be added in the Senate to a major appropriation bill, thereby circumventing the Commerce Committee and making it more difficult for the President to veto. Trade laws Sanctioned In effect, the bill gives federal sanction to the Fair Trade Laws of 45 states which permit price fixing on popular brand-name articles. Chairman Celler (D-NY) of the House Judiciary Committee, who ed the House opposition, said the bill "certainly will be vetoed" if it reaches the President. If it becomes law. Celler added is probable that agreements permitted by it will result in widespread price increases. Celler called the bill a plan to extort 1.11- lons annually from American cohsumers. Made' Prosecutor Accused LITTLE ROCK M>, _ A state Board of Health official has charged that fourth District ProsecutSr Ted P. Coxsey of Berryville failed to carry through on information supplied to him by the Department regarding alleged adulterated tomatoes In two Washington County canneries. •* H. L. Austin, director of the Board's Food and Drug Division said Friday that Coxsey knew of the alleged violations last fall when » quarantine was imposed on both pJsnts. tyoH Truck Route Planned LITTLE ROCK la-, _ Mni , truc|c service from Little Hock t o four Arkansas cities and Memphis will be expanded soon. Elton Lewis, assistant eencral superintendent of the Postal Trans portatlon Service, told 150 delegates and stupidity." .' =" lta Dave Grundfest of Little Rock president of the Cash Wholesale Company =nd Sterling Stores. Inc o-idressed the group In connection' itj the Arkansas Industrial Association convention in progress here, Forfeits $5 Bond stop sign. his dog. Nipper, who was responsible for his rescue from a'hollow tree in Brazil, Ind. Roger Fell 40 feet inside a hollow beech tree while •coon hunting and was trapped for 17 hours until rescued Nipper of dubious parentage, led the searchers to the tree where Roger's two beaele pups had stayed with Roger, licking his feet protruding from a small hole m the base of the tree. (AP Wire photo) Nation-Wide Primary For 1952 Is Opposed WASHINGTON W- A majority of the nation's governors have ad- i«d the senate they do not believe a voluntary nation-wide presidential primary bill sponsored by Sen. Douglas (D-lll) should be made effective -his year. . c Several of the state chief executives revealed strong interest in the dea of letting voters throughout the country express their opinions on *nom the major panies should nominate for President. But about 25 of the 40 who 4 States Choose unfair trade ""pracTictis lar»er operators. The District of Columbia and all the states except Missouri. Texas and Vermont have trade laws whose enforcement would be sanctioned by (he House-passed bill. These law's previously had been enforced by the states against all sellers of goods covered by fair trade agreements, if any seller in the "slate had signed a pricing agreement with the manufacturer r distributor. A recent Supreme Court ruling held that the state laws could not be enforced against dealers who didn't sign the agreements. The House bill gets around this ruling and says it is all right for state laws to permit damage suits against dealers who sell brand- name articles at prices lower than are provided for in agreements with other dealers. Spurs Hot Discussion By The Associated Press Four states name presidelitial- nominating- delegates today amid J^ 3 ! 1 talk about hot topics like a *d spending' and civil foreign rights. A total of 62 Democratic and Hoyti Will Vote On Gas Franchise HAYTI, Mo.— Vctcrs here will decide granting of a new natural gas franchise to Arkansas - Missouri Power Co. In a special election Monday. The neiv franchise is being sought s since pipe shortages prevented the utility from installing a distribution system in the time specified in the original franchise. , mocrac and 16 Republican delegates to national conventions at Chicago in July .will be chosen at conventions in Nevada, Michigan, Utah and Virginia. In Nevada stale conventions, republicans at Tonopah pick 12 delegates and Democrats al Wells select a 10-vote delegation. Two Virginia district meetings name four more of the slate's 23 GOP dele- gales, six of whom already are chosen. Ulan Democrats convening at Salt Lake City name 12. Two southern Democrats In Washington voiced their views on foreign aid spending - an issue which drew clashing opinions from the top contenders for Republican nomination as president . Sens. Allen Ellender ' of Louisiana and Walter George o f Georgia sided with Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and against Gen. D w I K h t Eisenhower. "Ike Warns of Cut" Eisenhower, allied defense chief m Europe until about June 1 had said any cut deeper ll.an one bil- Nwered a congressional poll said they either were opposed to federal meddling in (lie election machinery, or believed the Douglas bill for various reasons would be impractical tins year, • Thg poll was made hy the Senate Rules Committee which has been considering the measure. It has not r j'et acted on it. . : • '~, Douglas said in introducing the bill that be hoped it could go into PAGES Koje POW's Release^odd; Terms ^re Not Announced UN Rejects Charge \ /*% ] General Of Massacre Plot i f - lL-f j After Me «' in 9 of L ^ f *" Prison leaders - talks. s ssjsr was released unharmed tonight. In Tokyo, the supreme u N Commander, Gen. Matthew B lidgway. angrily told a news con- erence Ihe kidnaping "is a siiun- icn of the Communists' own crea- wn . . . There is no telling to vhat extent they will build up this ncident" and "H may very well .fleet the Korean truce talks. In the Panmunjom truce session •forth Korean Gen. Nam II, chief led delegate, referred lo two Red nspired riots at Koje previously ind declared "yet another massacre will be carried out against the larehanded captured personnel of our side. This is not to be tol- eraled." Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, sen- 'r U.N. Command delegale replied: , "The U.N. Command has always ittemptcd lo exercise humane nethods .... Some of these cap- ured personnel have taken advan- ige of these humane policies, lave instigated riots and violence among Ihemselvcs and now have 2 Cities in State Hit Phone Rates Little Rock, Ft. Smith Say SWB Charges Are. Discriminatory o effect m time to guide the July f tos 1 ; n,,i,,,Kii ...j „.. " ul >. heari LITTLE ROCK W- The Arkansas Public Service Commission Jican and National Cnventions. It Democratic --— ; .... Court this mcrnins I ' " SC ° f fail " l ° 5 ' OPala iSma!fTornodo Weathe T HUNDER SI tOW KRS Artansas forecast: Cloudy and cooler today and tonight tx>cal thunderstorms in south portion today. Sunday partly cloudy, warmer In the afternoon. Missouri Co recast: Pair <veit clearing east. Saturday afternoon and night; cooler central and south Saturday night; Sunday f a tr and warmer. Minimum this mornin»— eo Maximum yesterday—8S. Sunset today—6:51. Sunrise tomorrow—5:01. Precipitation last 24 hours to Tolal precipitation since Jan 11853. Mean temperature fmldway be tween high and low)—74. mean temper ture for Normal May—61. ThU Dale Ijist Year Minimum this mornln»_65 Maximum yesterday-.gj Pro ipltation January 1 to rfatr —16.4ft. Hits El Dorado EL DORADO. Ark. IfFi- torn.ido struck northeast 01 nere early Saturday, injuring one person and causing considerable damage Radio station KELD said Mrs. A M. Coke, who lives on the Morning Star road, was hospitalized with head injuries. There also were reports of heavy damage on the Smackover highway. Patrol Fighting in Korea SEOUL. Korea W(—An artillery- supported Allied tank-infantry patrol smashed Into Communist lines and fought an all-day battle Friday with 1.000 Chinese on the Korean Western Pronl. An Eignlh Army spokesman said the patrol pulled back at night after Ihe heavy fnsajement northeast of the Panmunjom truce site. Economists See No 'Bust' HOT SPRINGS. Va. f/P^-Leading Industrialists, meeting here to advise Secretary of Commerce Sauyer on economic policy, foresee no business bust ahead a< the country tapers oft Its mobilization Most of Sawyer's Business Advisory Council, meeting with n,e sec- let.iry In closed session at n\r Home~!ead Hotel ye«tcrday ttrs^d abandonment of "rice and »ij e (coou-ok on Jur* M, ' j mw «A ln P''°Posed S7.900,- OW.OOO foreign aid fu.id would imperil the nation's security Tart flatly disagreed, saying a' reduction twice that much would not Commenting today. |1, C sou!h . ern -Democrats said: Eliendc-r -"I think most Jc will like Taffs posilion belter than Eisenhower's." George, w-ho expecu to stick -A small! wilh the proposed one-billion cut— of here -I don'l think, however, that is designed to encourage all stales to hold presidential primaries before July l in a national election year. The state election machinery would be used but the federal government would pay up to 23'cents a vote to help defray the cost. The attorney general would be directed to make agreements with the stales for the primaries, but no state could be forced to hold one. The results would not he binding on the National Convention delegates, but, sponsors of the plan contend, would give delegates a clear picture of how Ihe people themselves felt about presidential candidates, and enable them to pick their party's strongest and most popular man. Sen. Smathers (D-Flal has in- Sce I'OUTICS on I'age g Inside Today's Courier News Juveniles hr-at Durochrome In Commercial Softball play Srorls...rage a. ' .If they ilfeisree wilh us, the readers can speak up.. .editorials • ..Page 4. arinf; on n new rate schedule for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company recessed for one week Friday. The recess was requested by City Altys. O. D. Longslrclh. Jr. of Litlle rock and Harreil Halj.er of Ft. Smith in order to inspect Bell records. Both cities will present testimony next week to sup. their port their contention that rates are discriminatory. Bell's testimony Friday was in support of a proposed.new schedule in line with an Arkansas Supreme Court decision that grouted a $3 . 171,000 annual boost to the telephone company. ' The high court said Little Re / and Ft. Smith were to be allowed to attempt to shoiv that their rales are discriminatory as compared to lower rates charged in smaller communities. Rates vary according to the number 'of subscribers served bv each seized the camp commander whom they are holding hoslnge. The U N Command will take whatever measures are necessary lo eliminate this intolerable situation and restore control over prisoner of war compounds." Only one minute o( the 12-min- ule session Saturday was devoted to actual peace talks, tightly deadlocked over the Issue of prisoner repatriation. No progress was reported but another ineelinp was scheduled for Sunday al n a. m (9 p. in., Salurday, E:ST>. Nam delivered his tirade as the armistice talks entered their nth month. He based his charge on Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway's order May 9 lo use whatever force necessary lo recover Oodd and establish control at the prisoner stockade. An Allied officer said Nam Bpoke with a "certain amount of vehement and bluster." The North Korean general made his accusation In what he called H "notification" authorized by his commnndcrs. Oen. wnam n Sung of the North Korean Army and Gen. People's Volunteers. Nam nccuaed the Allies of "systematically talcing a series of barbarous measures" lo altaln Ihe objective of "forcibly retaining our captured personnel." "These criminal acts committed by your side under the name of voluntary repatriation -thoroughly violate;the Geneva Convention re-. lAtl-.!t- lo prisoners of «ai'-",uni repudiate Die minimum standard of human behavior," he added. "Your side should be clearly Vcn Fleet Preparing To Use Force Against Reds Holding Officer Brir Gen. Dodd Red Sentries Bar Western Patrols Regular Military Maneuvers Stopped By Soviets in Berlin BERLIN W - Russian sentries barred regular Western military patrols from the Berlln-Hclmstcdl autobahn today and the three Wesl ern commandants of (he city said they have called the Russian commander's attention lo the matter He s Gen. Vassily I. chlilkov Patrol vehicles were stopped at nearby Bnbelsbcrg this morning as they started their routine daily P»trolir. a ioii(f (lie no miles between Berl n «nd the Helnwtedt. the exit point from ihc 'Russian ocouna- ,°"- '•°'.'5 <lo ..,' h ".. British, stiff- son for their action. ,. > hi t ,h g » lla ^.' mck " nd Pr'vnle ve- hldb traffic cot.linueri rolling as -> —.^<i \j-vr)—The MglHh Army announced !?"T hr \ t M t , BrI * Gen - F nm- <-is> J. Dodd has been released — in good health and good spints— by Communist pns- T^*" K °Je Wand.(e rar^ (fate of compound 76. An Eighth Army statement said Ihe general's release came after a meeting Communist ringleaders of the compound. It was atlended by prisoner leaders from other compounds on the island. The conclave of Communist POW leaders came after Gen; James A Van Fleet, u. s. E i ghth Arm '^ csom ; »>ander, made it clear he was preparing (o use force If the general were not released unharmed The terms worked out at the con- CnCO di 0f , Re " S Were not lmm ^disclosed, i,. ,.""£ s l'° k esman said Dodd would be flown to Seoul tomorrow and would hold a news conference. T sman said also that corl tS , *' OUW »e -allowed to l " m< ? rrow ' The island il "" 60uthea ^™ «P 30 > o? Korea. each side to ensure the safety of prisoners of -,var under his custody and to respect their personal dignity. Your side must bear the full and absolute responsibility for the •safety of our captured personnel." When Nam finished Joy replied: "Your notification,, being entirely unfounded on fact, Is categorically rejected." Rldgway, who will leave Monday to become NATO chief In Europe, spoke al his Tokyo news confer' once with |he air of a man who has clearly lost palicnce wilh the Communists. He said Ihe "communist propa- eantla tirades are deliberate lies and they know it." Of the truce talks, Rldgway sirfd- "We have put our cards on the lablc. Our overall solution is the papers subscribers. Bell has been charging rates based on its original proposed S-1.6 million Increase must refund the difference betw | HJ said there Is "little likelihood of prisoners. Etirlior s'creenlnie showed lhat fc-.vcr than half Ihe Red prisoners held wanted to be It repatriate . i.-,,. , "" -.v"tvut, mai a two-billmn-dollar reduction would do any damage at all." In New York yesterday, discussions of Ihe Democratic nomma lion campaign touched on civil rights, the explosive issue which fanned a southern' revolt at the party's 1944 convention. Former Sen. Claude Pepper of Florida told a luncheon gatherin- hls state's close primary H I Tuesday Indicates the South i-; growing more liberal on racial questions. The primary was v,on by Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia by a slim margin over Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee Pepper Ma*rs Slalemrnt Pepper ,<airt Kelaurcr whom he backed, campaigned openly for a voluntary Fair ^employment Pnr tices Commission (FEPCI which would prohibit Job discrimination against Negroes and other minorities He said Russell is ",, 0 t an intolerant man." but hac! the racial question forced on him by Florida Eisenhower and Taft. meanwhile, were talking about campaigns The general, on a farewell vi it lo Oslo. Norway, repealed his intention to malcc no cnrnpaipn In fussy Soviet guards check and cargoes. Berlin Is n four- power island deep inside the Russian occupation ?,one. A brief statement released by he Western Allies disclosed they have had trouble about the patrol curs since Thursday night Text of a letter to Cimikov was not made public, although in their statement the Wester,; Allies said the acuon is believed due to a misunderstanding, since passage has not been refused at Soviet checkpoints to cast-bound patrols (al This was at odds wilh reports from Helmstcdl and one Western official said he had not been informed of similar Soviet action there. He conceded it was possible however. He said ir such was the' case. It apparently has now been b"hn Cd " P at """ Cnd ° f lhc aul °" Western officials clearly wanted to soft-pedal their 'latest. Innate w-..h Russian bureaucracy and con- tided they looked on Ihe whole affair ,, s a lenipcsl in a tenpot. Whether il was or not was up to the Russians— and Ihcv weren't talking. Wc.Mcrn officials said they plan- ied to do nothlnj more about (he Gen. Charles Colson. who was appointed commander of the JCoJe camps the day after DoSd wl, Dodd w t as_ snatched Wednesday >;nhd dragged inside com-, .! fhcre e.ooo North Klore'an die-hard Communists are held. He «"d,another officer. Lt. col. Robert i"g t>y lhe W m"l' nTeX " WL>re SUnd - prl'ionW's" 11 '^'"'^''^"" 0 ™^ The pair evidently had been mcd there by Communist leaders 'or a conference. Suddenly the Hed Pows grabbed n .. Dodd and compound. him ins[[!e Raven managed to fight Tor lhrce days (he Rcds Dodd prisoner, meanwhile nesoli- »lmg with him for settlement of ine prisoner's grievances. American meals were passed in to the 52-year-old general and he was allowed free use of the telephone inside Ihe compound Over ms telephone he asked camp authorities lo refrain from usin" force to prel him oul until the Red eaders had completed a list of their demands. Saturday morning the Army 5aj d they had granted some of the Red demands—"minor requests" which included use of « telephone, writing Paper and the admittance of prisoner leaders from other compounds on the island. Approximately 80- COO Reds nre held on the Island Jst of ihem are among the prisonc-rs who have said they will return to Communism. Koje has been the .scene of two -- ...^ ••V14KU3 ILJUJ U il [JOUl HiC **-UJE :ncidcnt .it present nntt indicated bioodv ,.•,,•!(,, Ihcy v.crc wailiiiK for the Rns.-i^n" r- eailler prisoner riols. to make the next iiovc The "•mis* Crammc<l """"'" the barbed wire ''""-.lamiing" Ihey rctored tol m™,sirZ "hcfuttid^si* S*° "'. conc,r»«l report dne umens he R,i EJ |a lls will require for mill- tnry patrol vehicles. g Manila to Open Swimming Pool Manila's municipal swimm,., K Pool will open the summer season at 1 p.m. tomorrc'A'. Mayor / D Shedd said today. The pool is lo be operated by Mr and Mrs. Kchvard Crabtrec as a municipal operation, according to Mayor Shedd. He also said the pool ,has been Improved since last year as concrete walks have been poured extra fixtures Installed in the bathhouse and bnth the pool and bathhouse repainted. so s t, r ?f °" I ' eu - 13. a batch of Reds noted and 75 prisoners u j.-e iillc.1 anit 135 wounded as American troops opened fire lo stop it One' American -soldier was killed and 38 wounded. Dodd was named camp commander two days later Another riot erupted on March 13 and ^™ ^ """' ^ '* While Hie Reds held Dodd captive. Gen. Matthew B R!:|g w ay. on the eve of his departure for Europe. issued a singin? blast at ; the kidnaping. He ordered the iiiehth Army Commander 10 use "whatever force Is nccessarv" lo get Do<1r! out. The Re:l proiwqnnda mills seized immediately on the incident and Ridgw.iy order. Labor Claim, Victory | L/mf L/z _ t LOOK AT m^TH-ftc,,, of horror O..IOOK™ MX-ll ,„„. ,,,e li^dy of a trallic dea.h ••>.« * morgue attendant l,f ls ,,, c victim's bodv Horn . Minneapolis .u«u Th4 vIcUa,.*.. Je»»'KV<£ Ifi-yrar-oht high diun'-en h;r-ni;> IAI* \VirrnliKtti) school girl, ( |,i 1( ., l( u o struck (town by • ; a (er »a.s captured. LONDON' 'J-.-AVIth tl^ rind votes Mill to bf ra.sl today m v.erk- long municipal elections, the I abor party alrrady was cl.iimiiiR if h as won Its biagc>l local elections victory over Prime Minister Church- Ill's Conservatives since the war The Lalwritcs led the Conservatives two to one in picking up new- members in the nation's 1,419 local councils Balloting more than two- thirds complnte showed a labor gain of 817 SMI* and a conservative not !os.« of Mil. Ind-pnirtenu. mo»t o( whom tnkr a conservative line aho low heavily, . ' It's hard to tell if some of the men in the employmenr offices ore looking for work or just o profitable woy of spending their Ukur* •

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