The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 12, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS _______. ?tt BOM..^ «w>^ u. * * W-P D«Hy New, BlylhwlM, Herald "-, / -. AN'U STOP !T mn-Pive persons narrowly escaped serious injury last night when the car shown above struct: a tree about two miles north of the Arkansas-Missouri state line. Clay Faulkner of Caraway, drive, of the car, said tile southbound vehicle "got away from ,,,e': rounding a curve on Highway 61. After severely skinning the tree (be- Tightening of Oil Strike Is Asked By CIO Leaders WSB Calls Meeting In Washington to Discuss Situation DENVER if, .- Unlon len(lers colled today for a tightening of a nauon-wide strike of about 90 000 oil workers as union and industry officials headed for a Washington conference tomorrow. The conference was called bv the Wage Stabilization Board to talk over ways and means of end- Ing the walkout, now in its 13th day. The coalition of striking unions turned down a request by the board to send its men back to work, pending the conference. Cio Oil Woikers International Union officials of eight Midwest ern states met it Tole<!o, O^r terdij and agreed to * " *"' picietin^ at all points may br leSal to do so Officials of western states which rely heavily upon motorists for their tourist trade expressed fears the oil strike, if prolonged would cut sharply into lucrative summer business. Joseph B. Brand, president of the Motor Hotel Association of New Mexico, said he was writing the state's congressional delegation urging them to aid in settling the strike. "We have already felt the pinch of the strike and numerous tourists are already complaining that they are unable to get gasoline slonl^ the route," Brand said. He added a loss of 25 million to 50 million dollars is threatened with the tourist season just beginning, Colorado officials expressed similar fears. Last year tourist and convention visitors poured 231 million dollars into the state. low), the car overturned and ended ur, before a stop sign. Also in the car were four others also from Caraway. Mr. Faulkner said they were Bill Gibson, Lynn Dobbins. Miss Louise Cooper and another woman whose name he did not recall No one was injured, he said, but all were shook up and bruised. Steele GQS Vote To Be Tomorrow STEELE. MO. - voters ol steele will go to the polls tomorrow to approve or reject granting o f a new natural gas franchise to Arkansas- Missouri Power Co. In Hayti today, ,1 similar scccial eloctlnn was being held Tlie utility is seeking a new franchise to replace the one which set a date for bejrinnlns of installation of a pas distribution system. Shortage of ripe was blamed for not meeting this date Blast Red Rails Saturation Bombing Continued to Make Repairs Difficult SEOUL, Korea «t— United Nations warplanes today blasted the North Korean rail network with another of their new saturation bombings designed to make track repairs as tough as possible for lhe Reds. The U. s. Fifth Air Force said fighter-bombers made 28 cuts in a short stretch on the vital Kanggvn- Sinanju line near Huichon in life northwest. Nine U. s. B29s hit the Huichon rail bridge yesterday with 90 Ions of bombs: Fighter-bombers Schools to Give Music Festival Event to Be Held Tomorrow Night At Haley Field The Public School Music Department of the Blytheville school system will present Its annual music p.m. tomorrow at festival at 7:3o Haley Field. The festival will feature both In strumental and vocal numbers bv grade, junior high and senior hleh scnool ensembles and soloists. lhe Strand 5 ' ,-fl? be JJSSS mcnta?. ^s'""'" Vkg " Tu ™*" ele Wilson Henry, director of' junior and senior high glee clubs- and Robert Lipscomb, band director Selections will vary from those of Brahms and Strauss to the con temporary work of Rogers aud' The Amer Cieed bv Hugh prcj ., - Whistle 3 Happy Vim*" from "The King and I " n ,,d "it's : sSSW h urH 8 « ?i *» btate J-au, both by Rogers and the Hammersteln: and "Around Corner" by Josel Marias. In addition, the ensemble will l^'.lV^.^BHSbandto by sent "The Bells of St. Marys' A A D. pnmee Emin Einmett Adams and "Dixie" by n,1ni«J*» f,- i . - . . '•* the fir BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS MONDAY. MAY 12, 1952 are Weather Arkansas forecast: Pair and a little warmer this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow. .Missouri forecast: Generally fair _. .,^... vo . A iguiei-uomtiers cratered rails in more than 80 places on a small section south of Sun- chon at the same time. Tracks Run lo Capital The stretches of tract; to the North Korean capital Pyongyang. •* 8 In the past two weeks, u N warplanes have been concentrating bombloads in short sections on the main lines. This makes repair work more difficult for the Red track n _ crews, who have been able over, et night to repair cuts by only a few bombs. U. S. Marine corsair's and panther jels attacked Communist front lines Monday. The Air Force said they wrecked 16 bunkers and destroyed eight gun positions with explosives. "Rough Little Fight" A U. S. Eighth Army briefing broke out Sunday when 15 grenade-throwing Reds struck at a United Nations position northeast of Kumhwa on the Central Front and six- on the Eastern Front in the Mundmig Valley. FAIR AND WARMER Monday night and Tuesday warmer west and north Monday night and over state Tun-day; low Monday «-50; high Tuesday in the Minimum fhl.s inornins 43 Maximum yesterday—6S 1" Minimum Sunday morning 45 Maximum Saturday—76, Sunset today—«:5i. Sunrise tomorrow—5:01 Precipitation 48 hours "to ^ a.m. The High School Glee Club will sing "My Bmmle" by Simeone and i aw Paw Patch" by Harry Robert wilson. Accompanied bv Rah>i, Nichols, the Junior High rioys' Glee Liub will present "March of the Men of Harlcch." an old Welsh air ;^ 3 L Ga *'r * Per ^ «-•*»-" the Junior High SU "S Girls' Chorus, declined an appointment to the Supreme Court by President Harding and ran unsuccessfully for President as the Democratic candidate against Calvin Coolidge In The steel companies' brief contends the government was attempt"The Crusaders" by Martens and ine lo im P ase compulsory arbitra- •Blue Danube Walts" by Straps! " on ' wns tryi "E to sc '«« a labor will be presented by the Tonette? alsp " te by ""eculivo fiat" and Ensemble. i was bypassing the Taft-Hartley Blythevilie's grade school groups *?'' f!, 0 , 1 lhe brfef S!lld c ° n gress will present the following imroberv Inlcmicti tor deadlocked labor dis- Kivn, «>.,,,i~ ..„;, .. .? 'J'imoers. p u t es _ Under the direction of Miss Mary Elizabeth Abbott, the fifth and MX h grades of the Yarbro school uill present "LtiH.iby" bv Rrihrn<; "Old Folks nt Home'' by Foster and Mate?." 111 "' 1 "' " ig " S€ilo ° 1 " AIma Presidental Power Case OpensToday Supreme Court- Begins Hearing On Steel Crisis WASHINGTON (/P) _ Arguments on the legality of President Truman's seizure of the steel mills began before the Supreme Court to- John W. Davis, speaking for six major steel companies, led off for the industry in its efforts to have the high tribunal uphold District Judge David A. pine's ruling l ns t month the seizure was unlawful eral aP B " Pcrlman ' sol 'cltor gen- waited his turn" to plead fo^a reversal of Pine's decision. All of the approximately 300 seats In the hl^h domed, marble-pillared court room were occupied when the court convened. The court's ruling, whenever It comes, win be of historic importance. But the big- question — whether the President has Inherent powers under (l le Constitution to seize Private industries in national emergencies—may go unanswered because of the various alternative courses open to the court. The Industry Is asking (he Supreme Court to uphold the April 29 decision of Federal Judge David A. Pine. Pine ruled that Truman's steel seizure order of April 8 Issued to head off a strike, was unconstitutional. He ordered the nulls relumed to their owners. The Justice Department, sup- Ported by the CIO United Steelworkers, Is asking that Judge Pines injunction against seizing the mills be reversed. The department contends that although the law does not spell out emergency seizure authority such as the President exercised, his action is supported adequately by the Constitution. The court may rule only on the narrow issue of the injunction itself and not decide the broad problem of just how much unwritten power a President has to meet a national emergency. Or. the whole case could be sent back to the lower court for further arguments and findings. i.,2?* 1 * wa f# l S Indication when the nigh coortt^pulii, hand down Its «ci»Joo. B,could be within days The court set aside six hours for he two sides to present their view points, starting this afternoon. The veteran attorneys repre- ienting (he administration and the iteel industry are basing their oral arguments on briefs filed with the —>m-t Saturday. Acting Atty. Gen. Philip B Perlman. who as solicitor general irgues federal cases before the ligh court, is presenting the Just- CG Department's stand. Now 62 Perlman in the past five years has argued 55 cases before the court —more than any solicitor general in history—and won 45. with a few still undecided. The steel companies are represented by 79-year-old John W. Davis, considered one of the ^^ — —- oimm^a i^uriE.s FIVE CENTS Dodd Says Reds Planned to Kill Him in Event Army Used Force .B , ri Maata °' hriWnB S """"»* to '*»W -live to a » W0rrl ' ° VCT "^ " e " U> ° f WS chlW "» "d him to to a master sergeant at Scott Held, ill., to chanee his inecli Prisoners Get 'Minor' Concessions from U S He termed their original demands for Dodd's release "unadulterated blackmail." He seemed to hint they would not be honored. Clark snid the reply to the rris- oncrs "was made under suress al a time when tlie life of General Dodd was at stake. "Any commitments made as a result of such demands should be Interpreted accordingly." Statement Read Dodd read a statement to correspondents saying he was convinced he United Nations Command threats to use force "had a. de- Inside Today's Courier News ...Water Issue election means WE responsibility f or voters editorials...Page 6. . . . Luxon News . . . p a g e 5. . ..Blythevlllt, Forrest City .Innesboro and Newport In same football district...sports...Pane 8. ...Society., rage 4. ...Markets.. .Tage 12. -- • --- - - - -- . __ UN Ckarges Reds Using Korean Talks for Propaganda Purpose A a- tion's (op constitutional lawyers Davis served as President Wilson's solicitor general from 1D13 to 1918. of , and Sixth grade unit_" A M ahs day" by Rudolf Fri m ] . Tar India" by Lilly strickJand "London Town," a Welsh air. Fifth grade unit-,-" AD QM Chinese Garden" by Bainbridge Crist "Syncopated Clock" by Lcroy Anderson and "Peterkin Piiiowby" by Sol Marcus. Fourth grade unit — "chick-a- Biddyby Brahms. "Alice in Won- Justice Department argued the President in seizing the mills See TRUMAN on Page lj A Ui\C commimiqiie said the Herts fiV- P ,l "fhnf 10-month-old armistice Cotton Gives Arkansas Farmers 'Good Start' tur A e f °/ r two months of this year Arkansas farmers received a lotal of 373,256,000 from marketings of crops and livestock, compared with S39 992,000 for the like period in 1951. W»H 49 Kcds. wounded 1.364 and tured 21 rrom May , tnrough . of ... from the ap- a ' than previous Tutal precipitation since Jan 1— ' casualties week. N- warships bombarded Red supply areas, gun and Iroop positions on both coasts of North Korea Sunday. South Korean police said two of their men and one Communist giiernlla were killed Friday nigh when about 50 guerrillas attacked me town of Hamyang. 45 miles west of Pusan rtecp in South Korea Three civilians were kidnaped by the raiders and 10 homes and two warehouses destroyed by fire Overture 1 by Ernest Caneva Solo numbers will include "Some' City Council To Discuss Electi °" r -< »ili L ncude "Some- »il i body's Knocking at Your no™- •• • , ? tomorow night sung by Dick roster; "Is ThrreAnv fhi ' M ? y0r D3n Blod 8 ct t " ," -•• * •-•"-!, "Is There Anv- body Here Who Loves My JesiiO" sung by jimmy Cnllnlian- arid Meredith Wilson's "M :ly The Good Lord Hlcss and Keep You" suns by Steve McGuire. rCBl " ar mccttn s at g said mean ttinperatiire lr,r 189 ' Mormal May 61. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morninz—« A\!a*!mum yesterday—75 Precipitation January { to j Jesse James Alive *" \~And in Court Jt-x-c .Mine.; is alive. Court rrc- orrts here prove it. Hearing for Je.v d James B Negro, on a charge of public drunk- eness was continued until to- Two Clubs Offer Nominations for City Water Board this morning. Scheduled to be discussed is a proposed ordinance authorizing a special election on purchase of Biy- theville Water Company. C. O. Miles, investment counselor who Is making arrangements for possible purchase of the water company by the city, his prepared the necessary papers for a bond sale and notice of sale, and In accompanyms: rc.'olmion is ready tor pre> cntation to City Counci'l whenever proper, the Mayor has said for Yesterday • was the deadline nominations Six civic clubs wrr.- a^krd lo nominate candidate- mr thr com- hP',/" WrVC " B1 i'tl'evillc o'.ight the water comrMiiy In sealed envelopes, the nominations will be opened in a City Conn- til meetmg. C. of C. to Hold Merchants Meet A meeting of Blylheville merchants will b,- held In the city Hall court room lomorroK 1 at 2:30 pm to discuss a Chamber of Commerce bu.<ii>f>.<4 survey made recently The survey was of ideas ' Ir.r de- vetopln« Blyfhevilte's trade territo- Harrison High ToGraduate24 Commencement Set For Thursday Night Commencement exercises for 24 members of Harrison Negro High School senior class will be held nt 8 p.m. Thursday In the school's gymnasium. Sarah Lou Cook has been named valedictorian and Imogcne Williams Is snlutatorian. Listed as honor students arc Roosevelt Blackburn. James Caradine, Dorothy De- lols Mann, Mattie L. Posten. Carl tee Smith and Clyde P. Williams. John Henry White, principal of Eliza Miller High school at Helena, will be the commencement speaker. He will be Introduced by Harrison Principal George D. Hojlis. Ma>: B. Reid, president of the Blytheville District school board, will present the dtplrmias. Superintendent W. fi. Nicholson and Miss Winnie Virgil Turner elementary school principal, will speak briefly. The Harrison Choral club will sing "As Torrents in Summer" bv E gar and "Come Where the Lilies Bloom' by Thompson. Rev T j Green will give the Invocation. The seniors have selected "In Ourselves Our Future Lies" as the (lass motto and the white carna- luin as class flower. Class colors are blue and gold. The cla"; night program will be held at 8:16 pm tomorrow In the school gym. Baccalaureate services were held yesterday afternoon in the Harrison ? y m with Rev. Blair T Hunt of Memphis delivering the setmon. In addition to the honor students members ol the graduating cla« are Charles A. Ervin. Willie D Harris. Almrda Hunter. James F Jones Jr.. Mowia Ijinsston. Oran V Maycs. Emma Unira Pinkaid. Marilyn Rockctt. Richard H. Stokes , omietirs Thomas. Lamarr Tneker, sounding board. - f, . ''- • •' ^ i' L "i"<fc"i'«ii attack of the d«t^fay.xXbKfr* vtou8!y i)reparai s " a(i - -» Anoiher plenary session was scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday (9 P.m. EST, Monday). But Vice Adm C Turner Joy. senior U.N. delegate told the Reds the U.N. Command formally disassociates itself from tie propaganda purposes for which you are utilizing these meetings " North Korean Gen. Nam n charged, in today's session that the Allies mistreated Red prisoners of Never before had newsmen covering the negotiations in Paiinum- Joni seen the usually ,,uld - man- And last year Arkansas farmers wound up witli a respectable total of 5564.510.000 for the year, some 10 per cent higher than for 1950. The report shows that farm receipts from cotton marketings over the entire cotton belt were considerably higher for January-Fob- ruary as compared with the 2- month period last year. Whether Arkansas can maintain !Ll°°? *VL r A? cpc . n ? 1 * o" P'oluo The Department said it expects farmers' net income lor 1052 — for the nation ns n whole — lo be about the same or slightly below last year's. For the first two months of the , from sale of livestock S«,C20.000 from crops, com eldcd effect" in obtaining his release baturday night. The correspondents were not per- mitied to question the general. It was the first time they had been allowed to see him. Dodd said he was well treated by the Reds while a captive In Compound 76 on the island — lhe U. N. No. 1 camp for tough prisoners. He seemed healthy, Concessions Are "Minor" The general said demands made by the prisoners in exchange for his release were "inconsequential" nnd that concessions granted by the camp authorities were "of minor Importance." Newsmen were permitted to visit Ko/e today for the first time since t«e Wednesday seizure of Dodd then prison camp commander ther C " r are 6lCt10 prisoner * Stockade officers said the prisoners apparently had planned tha capture at least a week in advance. Within minutes after they seized Dodri, the Reds broke out banners saying: "We captured Dodd. If our problems are resolved his security is guaranteed. If there is any brutal act or shooting, his life Is In danger." Investigation Underway Clark said a full investigation of 'the violent and treacherous kid- naping of Dodd and the circumstances surrounding the negotiations and his ultimate release" la underway. Brig. Gen. Charles Colson Charleston* s. C., was placed in command ol the Koje camp "on Thursday., the day after Dodd was seized. ' • - • The general described a preliminary meeting at which the prisoners explained their, grievances about "food, clothing, medical supplies" and,,several alleged "injuries lo the prisoners.'" They gave him a chance to reply, then voted on the answer. He said the meeting was presided over by Col. Lee Bak Koc. "elected leader" ol a prisoner association inside the compound, "It appeared that in all cases (of dis- ,mte) Colonel Lee ruled in my favor," said Dotid. ' The general said he was housed in a blanket-covered room in a See GEN. nODD on Page 12 Early Decision In Highway 67 Suit Is Asked LITTLE HOCK MV—The Arkansas Supreme Court was asked Monday to advance for an early decision a suit Involving a proposed road relocation in Crittenden County. A group of property owners last and ,. crops, com pared with S2G.321.000 nnd S3,? o^l 000, respectively, in 1951 Figures lor March and April are not yet available by states. Two Are Fined, Jailed on Drunk Driving Charges Two persons were fined and hearing for another was continued In Court this morning on charges ol driving while under the mtluence of liijuor. Dclmer Grimes and William D, Harper were each fined $100 and cost-s and sentenced to a day In jail and hearing for Luther Howell was continued until tomorrow. Howell also Is charged with possessing tiDtaxed liquor and hearing en a charge was also continued un- ti) tomorrow. In other action, hearing for Eacse Raniirose on a charge of petit larceny was continued until tomorrow He is charged with the theft ot a pistol from L. E. Baker. Hearing for Ellis Wymfng. Negro. o;i a charge ot leaving the .scene of an accident v,as continued until tomorrow. He is charged wit!] falling to stop aflor the vehicle he wa6 tlririi;t; rollided with a truck be- In* towrd by a car driven by W. D Harper yesterday. Junior Morse forfeited a jj bond -J >'u>vi - 1III1IL- ncreil Adm. Joy so angry. After the 52-nunule session, he said: "We were subjected today to one of the most vicious propaganda blasts we have ever had. The Communists told us :n effect that unless we Intend to disrupt the meetings Ibey would insist on meeting every day and use these meetings overtly for propaganda although they did not use tlioKe words." U.N. 1'rojiosal Itcjccted Nam [1 again flatly rejected Joy s proposal for an Indefinite recess until the Communists have something concrete (o offer Brig. Gen. William P. Nuckols .N Command spokesman, said Friday petitioned "the "court" to" p7o-" the Reds have instructions to insist j hibil Circuit j,,d ?E zal B Harrison ,,ni ---';' nmn B lhc '"Iks and "to[of Blytheville frcm taking further uun-e them entirely for a propa-J action on application of the Arkan- Kanda sounding board. This ap-isas Highway Department to con- peais to be a course of action," dcimi land for right-of-way for relocation ot Highway 01. It wa.s ihis petition which attorneys asked that the court decide soon. Oral arguments were presented in connection with the proposed writ ol prohibition and in connection with the motion to advance. Tlie property owners contend that Judge Harrison is without jurisdiction because of a pending Crittenden Chancery Court, suit in which property owners seek to enjoin the Highway Department from relocating the road or taking all the land it seeks for the new right-of-way, first court efforts to block relo- Bl'-'thcvm " Ie hiehsvay teean in cellor W. Leon Smiih denied 'the landowners an injunction to keep the Highway Department from proceeding On April 3, the Supreme .. VVI . 1LU( , vt (11,11011, The talks are tightly deadlocked See U.N. on I'agc 12 16 to Receive Diplomas at GosnellMay22 Sixteen members of the senior class of Oosncll High School will receive diplomas at commencement exercises lo be held at 8 pm Mav 22 In the school auditorium, it wa's announced today by Principal Floyd The commencement address will be delivered by Claude F. Cooper Blytheville attorney who was superintendent of Qosnell schools from 1316 to 1929. Baccalaureate services »ill be conducted In the school auditorium at u a.m Sunday with the Rev ». E. Edmonson. pastor of the L/TT/ f 117 Armorel Baptist Church delivering ' 2 — the sermon. b Graduation exercises for eighth grade students will be held at s p.m. May 20 In the school auditorium., S. Burge. BMhcville attorney, will deliver the address Seniors to receive diplomas May 22 are James L. Lucius. KiUhermo Hoffstcttrr. Betty I j0js cooper Bobbie Surinijer. Kvi'lyn Rui-el' Mary Hath Bright. Howard I AHx' well. Rachrl Roberts, Robert Brown Bonils Poif. Charles Emery Lynn Gee. pavirt E, West. Bob Temple. Ellis R.iy Swain and Mrs. Thonrn Denton. . , upreme Court in effect upheld this dcci- •slon by refusing to Intervene «.1 • • - v '•' -* The only thing that keeps some di from codeqe is high school.

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