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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOfc. . 44 fiiytlicvllls Courier MytheTKl* D«lly Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blyth«vJlki Herald THZ DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OV NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVII,LE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 13, 1952 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Reds Claim Allied AirplaneKilledOne Of Truce Delegates ' MUNSAN, Korea (AP) — Communist truce negotiators charged today an Allied plane killed a member of their delegation and accused the U.N. Command of treating prisoners of war in "barbarous medieval" fashion. Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, lop U.N. negotiator, called it "a vicious propaganda blast to widen the breach between us." The Red charges were voiced by North Korean Gen. Nnm II nit a full-dress armistice session, lie said an Allied plane strafed a Red truce convoy Monday. Such charg- as are usually brought up at a lower level. The Ailies said they would investigate. Nam spoke 31 minutes of the 35- minute session. Much of his talk was devoted to prisoners, the key issue blocking an armistice- But he did not mention the capture and release of Brig. Gen. Francis T. Dodd by Red prisoners of war on Koje Island. When Nam was finished Joy ™ "For 12 consecutive days we have met at your request. The only valid reason for holding these plenary sessions is to attempt to reach an armistice. Your side, however, continues to utilize these meetings solely as a device by which to put your vicious propaganda before the world. "These propaganda statements of yours are calculated not to facilitate agree in ent but to v.'iden the breech between our sides, "There is one fact that you nre not willing to face or do not. understand. The United Nations Com mend's compromise proposal i: firm, final and irrevocable." Tl.i key to that proposal is the U.N. insistence on voluntary patrjation, under which only 70.0QC prisoners and civilian internees would go back to Red ruin. Ther< are 170,000 in U.N. POW and in ternment camps. Nam II charged that two rioU at Koje in which 90 prisoners were i killed m February and March "re suited from the attempts of you * Yonks Destroy Five Red Jets Teacher Appreciation Week Is Proclaimed Mayor Dan A. Blodgett this morning officially proclaimed May 163 a3 "Teacher Appreciation Week" in Blytheville. The special week,' during which all teachers of Blytheville School District will be honored, is being sponsored by the Kiwanis CJiib. In his proclamation. Mayor Blod- date. elt urged "every citizen of Blythe- •ille to show his or her interest in mr community by taking an active tart in 'Teacher Appreciation Veek,' the success of which depends lot upon the activities of the Kiwanis Club but upon those ol the ity as a whole." In Air -TJ.'S. "Wfnie five Communis ;ide to force our captured person- el to refuse repatriation," Truce delegates agreed to thcr session Wednesday. U.S. Farmers Assured Of Mexican Labor MEXICO CITY m— Labor- hungry U.S. farmers were assured today of > continued supply of migrant Mexicans to help them with their crops. They had fairly good grounds, also, for expecting '"ore favorable contract conditions with Mexican workers. Despite discontent with some provisions of the present work contract, the Mexican government has consented to extend it to July 31. For this U. S. farmers are indebted in part to the prolonged drought which has left thousands of Mexican farm workers idle. In one area alone, Laguna, the government is paying 85,000 pesos Teacher Appreciation Week offi- 'lally starts Friday with the Kiwanis 'iub sponsoring n dinner for Negro teachers of the district on that Fuel Blast Fatal To Father and Child at Dyess Mother and Son Suffer Burns; Three Other Children Are Unhurt DYESS—A fuel oil explosion and fire which destroyed a home here yesterday claimed its second life this morning when R. J. Bennett Sr.. 43. died of burns in the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Mr. Bennett's two* *'""-^-•-•=' m*** SBCWL, Korea today destroyed Jct«, probabVy 'shot down two an damaged six. In a half dozen bat ttes over North Korea, the Fift Air Force stiid. •'The Air Force credited Sabre Je pilots with all the kills and proba W«s and ihree of the datnag ehtnts. Thunderjet fighter bomber pitol were credited with the three ollit damaged planes — two MIGs an thfl other 1 a rarely seen new Hcil j Typ« 15" jet. The U.S. Eighth Army sniii rround troops killed at least 100 Reds in patrol skirmishes. The Army said the U.S. 1st Marine Division is holding- a sector of fe^the Western Front near Ihe armistice conference village of Pan- munjom. It said the leathernecks moved into the area rrom Central and Eastern Front positions a month ago. They replaced the South Korean 1st Division, which hnd held the sector 18 months. The Par East Air Forces said United Nations fighter - bombers Monday cut a short stretch of mil line near Hmchon in 100 places. It was another of the Allies' new saturation bombings. IT.N. airmen working over Communist front-line positions Monday reported they destroyed 20 gun positions, a locomotive nnd 55 vehicles; damaged a tank, and set a fuel dump afire. Allied warships bombarded the Eastern and Western Coasts of North Korea. A N ;\ vy sum m a r y s a id the d e- stroyer J. C. Owen and the destroyer mine .sweeper Doyle laid. See WAR on Page IZ ($10.000) farmers. a day to 12,500 Jobles.* Rural distress in vary- State Director to Speak The dinner will be held in the *ome EC Department at Harrison :iigh School at 6:30 p.m. Ed Mc- ^uistion of Little Rock, state direc- .or of Negro education, lias been nvited to be guest speaker at the dinner. The week will be climaxed the fol- .owing Friday when all white teachers of the district will be guests of ;hc Kiwanis Club at he club's week- y luncheon-meeting in the Mirror Room of Hotel Noble. The Kiwanis Club has asked that all other civic organizations of the city take an active part in observance of the week. The Key Club of BlythevlUe High School is lending observance of the week in the city's schools. Cites Purpose of Week The purpose of Teacher Appreciation Week, according to Dr. Milton E. Webb, Kiwanis Club presi- for a job well done by the teachers of our community 'The future of our city and our nation lies in the hands of our teachers, for their task is instructing our children in the American way nnrt preparing them for a changing world." Dr. Webb explained that the observance of Teacher Appreciation Week is not only for civic clubs but, for sveryoue. :- s^r: * Want evtrybbiy to take a . get, ing degrees prevails through the rest of the northern territory. Announcement Sunday . of the temporary extension of the preseni migratory labor agreement affords a breathing period for negotiating new conditions desired by both U 3, farmers and Mexico. There u re two separate docu mcnts on which the U. S. and Mex ico must agree: (1) the basic ac cord in which Mexico agrees t send the workers and (2) the in dividual work contracts covering the terms of employment. The basic accord has been ex tended. Chances in the work con tract arc under discussion. Thes< discussions may go on for week: or months. Meanwhile, U. S. farm ei - s may obtain Mexican worker, under the old contract work on in August.^ 1951, Negotiations ore more sec re than in any previous talks on mi grant laborers. The Mexican foi eigh ministry even denies publicl; that talks are underway, but prl vately officials say they are g< moderately well. Supreme Court Hears Windup Arguments on Steel Seizure Highway Lawsuit Gets Green Light Court Won't Prohibit Condemnation Action In Crittenden County LITTLE ROCK Of/— The Arkansas Supreme Court has denied a petition to prohibit a circuit judge dent, is "to show our appreciation | from hearing a suit seeking con- and the stujents of our aols to Mr. Bennett's wife and his four- year-old son. Rnlel Jr., also were burned In the blaze. Mrs. Benneti was given emergency treatment at the Memphis hospital and released and the boy is reported in lair condition-in Dyess Hospital, - Three other Dennett children es- caned from the flaming house unhurt. Mrs. Bennett- suffered burns on both hands when she attempted to save her family from the Burning home. Kuiel Jr., suffered V. .:ns on siis arms and back. According to reports, the fire occurred yesterday morning end was the result of Mr. Bennett, using fuel oil to kindle a fire in the kitchen stove. Rulel, Jr., and Mary Evelyn were in the kitchen with the father at the time of the explosion. Mrs. Bennett, and the other children were in an adjoining room. Weather Ark.iiu.-is forecast: Partly cloudy ar;i mild this altcrnoon, tonight w?OS MILD and tomorrow. Missouri forecast: Generally fair with slowly rising temperatures Tuesday afternoon Tuesday night and Wednesday. Minimum this morning—45. Maximum yesterday—76. Sunset today—6:54. Sunrise tomorrow—4:58. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m —none. Total precipitation since Jan. I— 18.91. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—605. Normal mean temperature l-r May-41 This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—48. Maximum yesterday—80, Precipitation January i to date —(corrected)— 30.3Z. Airlines Call Meeting LONDON strike crippled — The U. S. oil air services over realize the importance of the teachers in our American way of life. So we are asking that the parents take time off during this week to visit the teachers and in some way show (heir appreciation for R job well done'' demnation of land for proposed re- road in Crittenden ocation of County. The decision was handed down Deadline Is Set For Scout Camp Registration Tomorrow is the deadline troops wishing to register for the 1952 North Mississippi County Bciy Scout Cnnip-O-Rce to be held next week-end. Registrations must be submitted to Percy Wright, camping and activities chairman for Boy Scouts in this district. The over-night camp Is to be held nt Walcott state Park beginning at by the high court late yesterday after hearing oral arguments for writ of prohibition against Circuit Judge Zal B. Harrison of Blytheville. A group of Crittenden County property owners filed the petition. The properly, owners contended that Harrison was without jurisdiction in the condemnation suit chiefly because a suit pending in Critleiidcn Chancery Court to restrain the Highway Department from proceeding with its proposed road relocation on Highway 61. The suit claims the Highway Department is seeking more right-of- way land than is actually needed and that the relocation would be an illegal abandonment of a part of the state highway system. A hearing on the condemnation suit in Circuit Court is set for Maj 10. The amount of money to be received by property owners from seizure of their lands will be flxe. by Jury. Series ol WSB Talks Ordered In Oil Dispute Agency to Explore 'Ways and Means of Aiding Settlement' WASHINGTON W) — The Wage Stabilization Board (\VSB1 stepped Into the 2-wecks old oi! strike today by ordering a series of informal board discussions on wlial to do. The WSB, which had called in representatives of more than o score of oil companies and a coalition of striking unionists, bold a 5-mimilc formal session. WSB Chairman Nathan L. Feinsinger read a statement saying the board would "explore ways nnd means of expediting settlements of the remaining disputes in the national interest" and would check nlo scattered agreements already reached in the field. Settlement "Believed" He said the board is of the "unan- mous opinion thai disputes still unsolved can be settled through collective bargaining," The unions have refused to cai: off the strike, which has affected iboiit one-third of the nation's oi production, but agreed to attend :oday's WSB meeting. When Feinsinger finished his statement. J. J. McKenna, who rep resents a number of Independen unions, said he didn't like the \vaj the board was going about th situation and threatened to leave saying he would be at his hotel "if anybody wants me." Men to Remain Out "Our men are not soing buck to work until we get a settlement," McKenna said. "That's for sure." However, McKenna stayed at the WSB offices after O. A. Knight, president of the CIO Oil Workersi nnd leader of the union coalition, urged him: "Don't pnlL away frdm ONE STOPPED, ONE DIDN'T—Rayttcld Campbell. Negro, driver of the car above, was fined $35 and costs in Municipal Court today on charges of reckless dming and operating a vehicle without a driver's license as the result of a collision yesterday afternoon at ChlckasnwbH and Division Stleei.'i. Campbell was arrested after the car Clashed into (he rear of a trailer truck that had stopped for a traffic signal. John Uolin, Negro, passenger In Campbell's car, suffered an arm cut but Campbell and John Crliitl of Minneapolis, Minn., driver of the truck, were not hurt. {Courier News I'holo) Osceola Plans New SewerDisposalUnit OSCEOLA—City Council has authorized Marion L. Crist and associates of Little Rock to draw up plans for a new sewer disposal plant to Inside Today's Courier Hews . . . Home rule sounds nice but Is dangerous plan . . . editorials . . . Page 6. . . . nirly Sox heat Hankers . . . .sports . . . 1'nge 8. . . . Society . . . Page -1 . . . Arkansas News Hrlcfs . . . Page 2. . . . Markets . . . I'agc IZ. much of the world today. Worried airline operators called an emergency meeting In Paris tomorrow to discuss the crisis. be present. Proficncy, standard, nnd participating ratings will be given on a point basis, not in competition with other troops. A leaders tram- ing course session will be held in connection with the Camp-O-Rce Peabody College Head Named BHS Commencement Speaker Dr. By RUTH t.EE (School Corespondent) Henry H. Hill, president of George Pcsboriy Colle'ze for Teachers, will deliver the commencement Commandant of Kose Prison Camp Ousted for Criticism SEOUL. Korea I.TI—Brig. Gen. Charles F. Colson was removed today as commandant of Koje Island—three days after he made a sharply criticized deal there with Red prisoners of war for the release of his predecessor. Chiefs of Staff demanded immediate and full clarification of circumstances leading to. 1. Brig. Gen. Francis T. Dodd's capture by his Koje prisoners. 2. Colson's promised concessions to Communist POW leaders which won Dodd's release Saturday night. 2. Colson'K promised concessions to Communist POW leaders which won Dodd's release Saturday night. Gen. Mark Clark, who became Far Eastern commander Monday, was instructed to send his report to the Pentagon "by the fastest means possible." Lt. Gen. James A. Van Fleet named Brig. Gen. Hayden I,. Boatner, veteran front-line Infantry commander from New Orleans, to take over the turbulent 80,000-man prisoner camp. Boatner, third general to hold the post within a week, arrived at. Koje a few hours after his appointment. He speaks Chinese and is an expert on Chinese affairs. Colson was reassigned to his former job as chief of staff of the 1st Corps In Korea. Dofid. commandant of the island when Red prisoners cnptured him Wednesday, was reassigned to U.3. Eighth Army hcadiuartcrs. His Job 10 a.m. Saturday. Camp will broken at 12:45 p.m. Sunday. I address to the 113 members of the Ribbons will be awarded to troops I 1952 graduating class of Blylhcvllle 1 n— ,: -. . . Hiijh School at 8 p.m. May 23. when he speaks on the subject "For Whom the School Bells Toll." In making the announcement this morning. Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson said he feels "extremely fortunate in having a man of Dr. Hill's reputation and standing as an educator as Blytheville High's commencement speaker." Mr. Nicholson described the college president as one of the nation's foremost educators, "one who heads the South's number one teacher training institution, and one of the two best in the nation." Mr. Hill is an especially valuable tie In to the present system and replace their antiquated treatment plant. Cost will be about 5110,000. Work is to start as soon as plans are completed and materials can he obtained, an alderman said. The plant will be financed by revenue from the city's light and water system. The decision was made an an unscheduled meeting of City Council The rci ; second j the month. ' < .„, -. "jMayor Ben Butler wfs'ttf"^ was not announced. On Koje flame-throwing American tanks and combat infantrymen stood guard outside barbed wire | speaker, Mr. Nicholson believes, compounds, over some of which principally because of his "broad captured Chinese and North Koreans flew the Red flag. U.S. defense officials in Washington took exception to the wording ot Colson's agreement with the Red POWs. The Defense De partment issued a "- tatemenl MO7»- viFion of American life and problems, and his understanding of the man of business and the man on the street as well as the teacher and the child." A native of Statesville, N. C.. Dr. . . Hill began his long educational ca- of town this week and Mr. Crist could come to Osceola Frldny so the meeting was moved up, it was explained. C i t jl' Council named Douglas Fletcher as fire chief to replace Bill Walters and retired on pension Fireman "Buster" Walker, who has been with the department for 37 years. City Attorney Mitchell Moore was instructed to take the necessary legal steps to require people who hnvo not hooked on to available sewer lines to do so. A committee was named to check storm sewer drainage in Northeast Osceola and determine the best way of removing surface water from that area. Alderman C. D. Ayres was appointed chairman of the committee. A plan to widen all four streets around Mississippi County Court House here is being studied by City Council with the idea In mind that parking space for about 75 cars can be made available. The Council heard some com- i plaints about an elect * il building code which went into effect about two months ago nnd told the people everyone would comply with tlie regulations. The code was created Hayti Voters Okay Gas Franchise HAYTI, Mo.—Granting of a new natural gas franchise to Arkansas- Missouri Pouor Co. was approved 152 to 4 tn a special election here yerterday. The election was called to decide granting of the new 20-year franchise to replace the original one after Ark-Mo was unable to comply with (he Initial Installation deadline because of a pipe shortage. for the protection of the Individual ml to reduce lire insurance rotes in the city, the Council said. All councilmen were present for the meeting. llr>ll Jacksnn Dr. Henry H. Hill Driver Is Fined $75 For Leaving Accident day night saving the wording Rave i "" '" thls stah '' " rst 3S a leach " several wrong impressions. ' "' 4rl ""—' "-'• "•"• It singled out these phrases: "Many prisoners of war have been j {'ton "of" School" Ad'ministratorT'and killed and wounded by U.N. forces;" prisoners will receive "Humane treatment In the future." and there will be "no more forcible screening or any rearming of prisoners of war." The Reds had and later as Arkansas state hlirh school supervisor. He is a former president of the American Associa- also of the Southern Association of Celebes and Secondary Schools. Prior to coming to Nashville Poabody's president In 1945. Dr. Hil was superintendent of public i schools In Pittsburgh. Pa. He had demanded these !a lrlr| S association with the unlver- guarantecs, and many others that : P ^V °' Kentucky where he served 'as professor of school administration, lecturer, and later as dean. From 1930 to 1910. he was superintendent of the Lexington, Ky., public schools. In 1946. the college president served as a member of the United States Education Mission to Germany. He also Is a member of the executive committee of the American Council on Education, chair- bachelors and masters degrees. Ellis Wyming. Negro, was fined President Hill holds his doctor o[j philosophy decree College, Columbia doctor ,of laws degree conferred from Teachers j University. A i and costs In ™? ™ a Municipal Court "' **""* 'Administration Terms Damage 'Hob-Goblins' Owners Told Fears Unfounded; Time Limit Is Invoked WASHINGTON «,!>) _ The ad- rninislratlon told the Supreme Court Imlny thai Ihe sled Industry's fears of "Irreparable injury" from government operation of Itie seized mills arc "a lot of fantastic hobgoblins," And, Solicitor r;>nenl Philip B. I'crlinan said, the Industry had "failed entirely" to show any irreparable Injury will result. WASHINGTON (AP) —. The Supreme Court called for winclup urguments, lorlay on whether the government is "a mere trespasser" or is in legal possession of the steel mills. The nrgumcills are \mder a strict time limitation — V/-, hours io each side. But there is no limit on how long the court may take to decide whether U.S. District Jml?c David .A. Pine was right when he ruled President Truman's seizure of Ihe steel mills April g .vas illegal. The court listened — and asked questions — for more than three hours yesterday,' during which: John w. Davis, speaking for the steel industry, argued that President Truman had no authority, under the Constitution or any law, to. lake over Ihe steel mills. He called Secretary of Commerce Sawyer, nominal operation of the mills under government possession, "H mere trespasser." Action Called "Duty" Philip B. Perlmun, solicitor general and acting attorney general, " at the President, tm- |titution, not only had -. "but the duty — Io he mills to prevent a ),000 CIO steclworkers- d for higher pay. was on the receiving of the questions asked justices. He used up inutes of the 2'/ 2 hours him, but Davis had an hour left. ments, for the most 'amiliar ring. They had either in the lower the many legal briefs le high court. - haired, 73 - year - old Imost no interruptions. 'or 53 minutes before nkfurter broke the si- the bench with a ques- on the other hand, was STEI^L on Page 12 Thres Hollywood Goe&vyill Envoys To Visit Osceola OSCEOLA — Tins town is preparing to piny host, to three movie personalities Thursdny. Susnn Cabot. Wsyne Morris and. Manny Self will m :kc an appearance nt the Murr Theater at 9:45 a.m. They are one movie "team" of a irroup which is making a "Movielimp U.S. A" goodwill tour of the trl-stales. They will bo met one mile south of Oscoola by members of Osc cola's police force jinrt \vill be es- Blyrheville Boy Heads Methodist Youth Fellowship Elected prc-irfent of the Methodist Youth Fellowship in Mississippi County last. ni3ht was Hob Jackson, son of Mr. nnd Mrs !l. D. Jackson of Clear Lake Road, Bly- thcville. OKIccrs ^cre elected at a sulj- ciLstricl meeting at Dyess last night. Others named were: Joe Hob Gen- I coned to Main SU'cet where the try ol I.uxorn, vice-president; Mary i Osceola High Sch ° o1 b:m d will Abbott of Wilson, secretary; Shirley crsuy. A i He was arrested when Ihe vehicle nit.y service—Bob Wl has been j he was driving struck a truck being ! man. anrt Mrs. R. [). upon him by Davidson towed by a car driven by W D bet SCHOOLS on Page 12 f Harper Sunday. Colson did not promise. The Pentagon pointed out tlmt prisoners were killed only in "incl- donl-s at PW camps brought on by the rioting of the prisoners.'' Ninety POWs and one American soldier were killed in two mass rlot.s_ on Koje in February and March. The Defense Department said prisoners of the United Nations al- Missco Draft Board Sends 14 Men to State Induction Center man of the Educational Policies ... ln *<H Commission and chairman of the cordance with the humanitarian | board of trustees of the Educa- princlples of the Geneva Convcn- ] tional Testing Service Uon and the accepted practices of A graduate of the University of s~ r.«M<:nv „.«,.„„ 'Virginia, where he received his ways have been "treated rmso.v on The Mississippi County Dralt Board sent H men to Little ROCK this morning tor induction into the Army. Mrs. Helen Arringlon, deputy board clerk, said today's call w.is for 12 men but two were traveler- red to other boaids. Three volunteered to leave today, bringing Hit: tctal to H. The county's next induction tall will he for 12 men on May 21. Mrs. Arritlgton said the board was notified this morning that it examinetion^ next month. Leaving today vcre: Whites—MacXie Joe Ashabrall- :icr. James Edward Hutlon. William Karl Summons, and Billy Junior Jame.' o[ Manila; Chester Orvillc Hubbard, J W. Karris, and James Edward Cahcrt ol niytheville; Llcyd Licons, Taiapoo.sa. Mo.; Billy Pillion Wallace, Wilson; Ernest Uton Ainsnoith. Milliard W. Scott, Ixjadiville; and Ronald Bishop Sill- well of O>feola. v— Elmo Pills, Blyllirvillc Shoemaker of Osceola. trea^im: and Lcroy Ilrownlee of Luxora, adult counselor. Four commission chairman and adult advs:ors were named and they include: worship Shirley Annually, chairman, and Mrs. I,. W. Chandler, advisor, both of Wliitton; recreation — Jo Alice McGuire, chairman, atul Hatlcy Tarplcy. arl- visr-r. both of Rlythevillc; comn.u- nity service—Bob WIIluvm>. chair- Jchnson, advisor, both of Dycss; and world friendship — Shirley Peterson Dell, chairman, and Mrs. K. Cioftett ol Blytheville, advisor. have no calls lor pie-Induction | and Willie Many Jackson, Osceola Pilot Returns to U.S. OSCKOi.A M. Bobhy Williams of Osccohi. jot pilot and veteran of two and .1 iialf years ol service, has returner! to the United States after completing his 101st mission in Koroa. He will arrive In Osoecla this weekend to sp?nd his leave \\iUl his ninths. Mrs. A. F. Williams rtnd family, and his sister, Mrs. Ben Mac "white of Blytheville. At thr com lusion of his leave, 1,1. Williams Kill report to Sluiw FiciU, N. G. meet them. Municipal Judge W. W. Prewitt, acting in behalf of Mayor Ben f. Butler, who is out of town, will officially greet the group. Miss C;>bot is a Universal International .Studio actress, Mr. M or- ris is under contract to Columbia and Monogram and Mr. Self is a produces -director. The Kcv. Chalmers Henderson, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Bill Stevens, secretary- manugcr of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce, and O. W. McCutchen, Blytheville theater owner, form the welcoming committee. Krom O.sceola, the group \vilj go to Kcrmctt. Mo,, for an afternoon appearance. J./TTLE LIZ- A small tip makes the waitress think yoii'rc cheap—o large one nxikcs your wife suspicious, $NM