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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 15, 1952
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VOL. XiYVIII—NO. 46 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS —i«n7^ i=sn^rz^ Bly "' eVi " e Daily Ne ™ BWhevme Herald " ELYTHEVIIXK. AT^AUS^ „„„,__ .~~ __^ 'HOT ROD' OVKHTimNS—Shown above Is the "hot rod" auto In which a Blytheville youth was •erlously injured yesterday when it left the high- way and overturned. It came to rcsl in a field four other youths were shaken up. (Courier .Vcws Plioto) , Early End Predicted For U. S. Oil Strike WASHINGTON (AP) -Government labor officials to day prethcted an early end to the 15-day nation-wide oil strike which is affecting U, e country's tourist trade -me) air service both here and abroad. . The Wage Stabilization Board decision yesterday to allow up lo !5 cents an hour in wage increases to 90,000 striking oi! workers brought prompt nnd favorable response from the unions involved. The proposed ceiling boost earl- fer had been agreed to by part of the strike-hound industry.' B. J. Schafer. vice president of the CIO Oil Workers International Union, issued a statement in Denver last night saying the union's policy committee, and trie co-ord- inating committee. for the CIO- Independent-AFL unions coalition, had reluctantly approved a proposed settlement on the basis of the 15-cent-an-hour increase, plus shift differentials of 6 and 12 cents and retroactive pay equal to the full amount allowable under WSB regulations. .,'*.-,. Approval Refused The WSB refused blanket a p. proval for the shift diffcrerauils but said they would be considered on their merits. The union approval, amonj other things, averted a threatened shutdown of the Gulf refinery near .Cincinnati at midnight last night. The unions originally asked a 25- cent pay boost; ihe industry offered 10. Two weeks ago the unions ?-nvered their demand to 18 cents, and companies employing between 15,000 and 25,000 oil workers raised their offer to 15 cents. The WSB did not recommend that the striking unions, which do their negotiating on a local basis, be given 15 cents across the board It simply said it would not approve April 30. WSB Chairman Nathan p Pein- singer called both sides to a meeting here yesterday .to check up on the status of negotiations and lo act on several agreements which had been reached. Effects of the strike, meantime multiplied. Chemical Blamed In Cotton Damage But Experts Admit They. Don't Know Why Plants Died LITTLE HOCK (#) .-. Cotton experts are almost certain that a chemical weed-killer Is killing off large tracts of cotton in E a s t Arkansas. But. said John L. Dameron, assistant director of the Cotton Extension Service at Marianna the experts don't know why Special ists from the University of Arkansas nnd two chemical companies gathered in Mariamin yesterday to investigate the death of thousands or acres of young cotton. As they began their probe, reports were received o! cotton dying in Craighcad and Jackson Counties Lewis S. Rauton, head of the ''Hot Rod'Wreck Injures YouJh 4 Others Shaken Up As Jalopy Skids And Overturns One Blytherille teen-ager was seriously injured and four others were "shaken up" when the "hot rod car in which they we re riding left Highway 61 and overturned a mite and a half south of Biythe- Reported in a critical condition is Earl Coppedge, 15. A Walls ilos Pital attendant .said he is suffering from fractured ribs, a punctured lung and ,, imncturcd kidney Young Coppedge was transferred from Walls Hospital lo a hospital in Memphis shortly before noon today, relatives said Others in the car at the time of the accident were Oscar Harriaway, Billy Ed Colston. \ '" '"" ""'* According to reports of the accident, the five youths were returning to Blytheville after taking a girl friend home from schcol when the accident happened Deputy Sheriff Charles Short said the driver of the "hot rod" appar- entlv lost control.,The car skidded on highway t nd IHU. .;?J It has not been determined"Writers said, which of the youths was driving. 24 to Receive Diplomas At Burdette Truman, to Campaign For Demo Nominee He predicted the Democrats will* win Hie forthcoming 'presidential election on a platform of what he described ns "TrumaWsm " And he promised to make a whls- tleslop tour along the lines of nisi 31.100-mile 1948 campaign to help the Democratic presidential camll-1 date. ! Departing from a prepared speech > at a Department of Agriculture ceremony on the Washington Monument grounds, Truman recalled the .l.iG speeches he delivered from Inside Today's Courier News ... Memphis is squirming over •Arkansas use lax . . . Editorials . . . I'age 8. . Wilson Ncns . . . Holland . . . Page 6'. . Sliorls . . . rases 10-11. . Arkansas Mews Briefs . • '•I'll get out and do the same thing for the candidate on this program I've been talking abuui." I'laniicil Kcomnny Works The President said the lioorcvelt and Truman administrations have proven that .„ planned economy works "in agriculture and in every other aspect of our national! ife" He told the audience of several thousand (hat the objective of tn per cent of the nation's press is to d'w-redit th e administration and said the "mossbacks"—whom he of- to-ins" name ' f iln5 ' bort S' ask «l him "All this talk about socialism Is just plain bunk and hokum " Tru man declared. He said he had recently read an editorial which called Ills farm program reaimentation ••Trumanism" He'll Accept Xanie And he was glad, he said, lo accept the name "Trumanism," for the agricultural and other programs which have been carried out under his administration and that of Franfelin D. Roosevelt. He called their efforts: "Commonscmo management of our national nfairs in the interests of all the people" No segment of the population. Truman said, is more opposed lo being regimented than the farmers Grinning, he said he knows this because he's a farmer himself. "As soon as I quit being President." be said. "I'm going back to the farm. That's the reason I can talk this way." Pa e • 1 . • 0sc ' ol;l N ' cws -^^^!___^^ Gen. Clark Repudiates Pact with Red POW's Markets . U N Official Disclaims Validity of Agreement TOKYO (AP)-Gen. Mark W. Clark today r e p,,<li iltc d the much-criticBod "Colson agreement" with Reel prisoners c,r r Mn K ° Je ISh " u1 ' " II has "° vali " ity w "^- Red Propaganda Dominates Talk Nam // Charges POW's Used In Atom Bomb Experiments »>' SAM SIU1M6KMN H for an okay under wage stab lization policies. Except in extraordinary circumstances, the 15- cent figure is the ceiling. S2.00-S2.10 Is Average Most oil workers now average between S2 and $2.10 an hour. The Federal Conciliation Service Humphrey Hits At Steel Firms Disservice Said Greater to Nation Than Foreign 'Ism' PHILADELPHIA W _ Sen Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn) said today the steel industry has done jrcalcr disservice lo the country by undermining the defense stnbil- nation program "than any foreign Ittn could ever do." The 2,500 CIO United Steelworkers Union delegates whistled, cheered and applauded as Humphrey told the sixth biennial constitutional convention the steclworkcrs "nre justified in their claims for a wage increase and improved working conditions." BURDETTE - Burdette High School's graduating class will ii C!ir a former Burdette student deliver the commencement address at ex _ j erclses here Thursday at 8 p m ' Lacy D. Towell. now dean of men more than ,5 cen^ u7 a^'^ | Arkan^Chenn™' cXinv- £' ^b^?™^'"^^ gotiated agreements submitted tojtributor of the weed Tiller ™i 1 taccalaureate sermon will be by Dow Chemical Compan" S Ti'd Sr^o ""N^' ^< MCGU '™no answer to the problem "Can be Churh at inm s± y BaP ' i5t ' -" - «•- — -,u ssrK.r« SS^TK, si- ,;-£—K^ •"-- i -"-" •- e r s ^ a 8 e ri v,s e cai, s ed by pre-enier g ence ,,re| J ^ Sl^ ""IkSS "*» the J. d -, -e're ^:^ e .J-: ^3^^\*$?«~ ™ ^^ ordered its happened." said Dameron ! i\' rs ' Cfl! " isti "e McDanlel v of a Hi the Pierce, Jiarian lUilh 'nicks thy Mac Thornton. Anna Price. Nora Mae grinders Pearl Lincley. Dm lie *•,!•'„' Doro- Lj-nn "Anarchv" Cliareed WASHINGTON W>,—Sen. 1 (D-La) today accused the Industry does not grant promptly satisfactory ware Increase. ™ of war for atomic bomb experimen s The Umtet Nations Command termed the chavces transparently ridiculous." <-'i,utes Command communique delegations will meet f>lt>; Tirnrln «„•. _ni_. _ 1IIH,L The U.N. said the Reds in.ide "nn all-in elusive propaganda attack which charged the U.N. Command, among other things, with using prisoners for experiments with poison gas germ weapons nnd atomic bombs "' In a 43-minule speech. North Korean GEN. Nam n asked: "Can your side deny Hint the criminal acts of insulte tortures forcible writings of petitions in blood, threatening, mass murder shoo ting and machineffunning, making experiments with poison gas, germ weapons, atomic bombs curried out by your side . are all concrete facts?" Joy Mnku Curt Reply Vice Adm.^b. Turner Joy, chief Allied delegate, replied: "It has been our thought that m a very short time your propaganda would become so transparently ridiculous as to condemn it-self. Your statement today confirms that jiirBment." There was no progress on " issue of prisoner exchange — e — e major problem blocking a Korean armistice. The U.N. Command says H will not force any prisoners of war to return ngninst Ihelr wishes ihe Reds are equally insistent that all prisoners be returned. The Alhes sny only 70.000 want to BO 132000 Th ° Comlm " llsta demand Communist request Ihe truce again tomorrow in Purununjom at 11 a m (9 p.m. Thursday EST), Joy again suggested a recess until Ihe Communists hnd something constructive 4o say." . ..... •* «•>«»• MG» lous.^ We Were accused of evcr crime in the books from germ wai 'I fare on flown."" • •The United Nations commander said Brig. (Jen. Charles Colson temporary prison camp command-' er. since removed, luul no author- 'ty lo "acrcin any of tile vicious Reds chal ' BCS " malic "V the win the release of Brig. Genl'pi'an- cis I. Dodd. former prison camp commander. North Korean prisoners held Dodd hostage 18 boms ast week. Communists nre now using lhe nsreemeiit for propaganda In truce negotiations. Gen. Clark announced today The exchange of commuu'lca- lioiu between mi e . O en. Colson and the Inmates of Compound TO who were Holding Brig. Gen. Dodd by force ami violence has no validity whatsoever. Circumstances Differ "The circumstances under which these exchange* look place flom the very beginning were those of duress involving the physical Ihic ,t to (he very life O f a U.N. officer Investigation made so far Indl' cates that this affair was fully prepared to manufacture propaganda for the purpose of beclouding the whole prisoner-of-war issue at Pamiuinjom negotiations "Gen. Colson's authority to deal with the prisoners In Compound TO did not extend lo authority for iii m lo purport to accept nnv of lh e vicious - which the Communist were based." Agreement Under Ki re The Colson agreement, under ,. which the POWS released Dodd Il's re- ?" t " r , < ! a . y ,_" i ? 1 "' Bunder heavy fire military e 8 But Nam Allies to II, in effect, dared the break off the talks. "Unless you announce officially your disruption of this conference we will insist on meeting to continue (o explain our reasonable proposal," the Red general said •Joy told:newsmen after the 48- minute session that Nam Il's re-, - ; -6—. •= u.iucr i marks "bordered on the rldicu-l 1 " Washington. The'US BHS Graduation Activity Schedule Io Begin Sunday Rev. Roy I. Bagley To Deliver Sermon Af Baccalaureate ">• RUTH [. KK ISclmnl Correspondent) Tnausuiating „ week-Ion- 5 e ri p S ncv. Roy i. Bs r "Won of Robert Upscomb, win present the "p cs . • t i v a I Overture " (Following the Processional and '£ if' 1 '"vocation by •f the Rev. Harvey IT Kidd of First r c s by tcrlan ch. th» «». ions "A Mighty fortress fs Our lord""" 11 M °™ rl ' 5 " Pra| se Ye the Group singing O f the hymn Holy. Holy, Holy," will follow the baccalaureate sermon and after, a benediction by the Rev W J Pitz - -., — ,,._ *jj niv.- i\cv. VY , J 1* ItZ- and false charges upon hiigh of St. Stephen's Episcopal lie Omnmim<<H .1**. i~ nhnr-^l, M.« , ' . ^tJ'-Ji-Lrjmi demands . See PRISON fierm Warfare (fl U.N. Command spokesman said this is the first time he recalls the CommunisU have bronchi the Bcrm- warfare charge to the conference table. He said Nam 11 did '.ot amplify his statement that rted tous had been used for experiments with "poison gas, germ wur . fare and atomic bombs." Nam U preceded his remark with a reference to the letter BriR Oen. Charles P. Colson wrote to Communist prisoners on Koje Island, where POWs held Brio- Gen Francis T. Dodd as last week. The U.N. command today repudiated Cnlam's promises. nients. Conciliators managed to narrow the spread between union demands and company offers and But. after several postponement's.'] Ihe union coalition went on strike Strike Threatened PHILADELPHIA I'jl't - . Tlie CIO United Steehvorkcrs threatened lo| day in a convention resolution lo I so out on strike again unless they , tret 3 satisfactory wage Increase ' no\v. said thai cotton treated j i llcy \v !ls blooming with- AVecsfher >!h D,-,w ' hav Arknnsns furc.-ast: Partly cloudy ami rontin^ed vnrm this afternoon, toiiiaht and tomoirow. widely s:cal- I and Standard A-.'rltuI- ' Jiimiicals n! FMljoken. N .1., '' i:-dr-rcd distribution of thei halted un'il the nmtcry ' is solved. " ' Mcar.wliile. a short r^-.c ol cou-i.i-' .let! K-misd. A Little H x'k seed div'.cr said he Iwd reci-ivcil so m-t-y , orcii-r.i that a shori.-i-e is threatened. There also wa< a "din- !fcr the blight inisriu destroy so m::cli seed cotton that a s»riou-. . seed shortage miaht de- vrioj). i Is To of Girl tercd Ihunderr.hawers in the ex treme north portion this atternoo'n Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy Thursday nlrtit and Fridav with showers and satttcred thunderstorms; cooler Friday. Minimum this niormn->_60 Maximum yesterday—83 Sunset today—6:55. Sunrise tomorrow—4-57 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a rn —none. " Total precipitation since Jan. V- Mean temperature imidivav twcen high and lowi—71.5. ' Norman mean temperature May—61. Tliis Date I.asl VM, Minimum this morning' 6! Maximum 5'Cstcrday—88 Precipitation January l' to date —2W.32. ' be-; i for.- Banker Decides U.S. Mail Is for the Birds, Starts Using Carrier Pigeons NEW YORK M',-From now on carrier pigeons will tote the mail w r e< '"Jj"""™ 1 h *ntor Arthur Wefecnbersrer. president of a fi:-m bearing his name, announc- I'-r-terda.v he'll try lhe i,j r( | s ..elwccn his office here and his ateiiu In oUier cili.-i "both as a protest to the eo\rrmnent and a-i a lr,i of a po.,<ible vippicmcni lo the :);a(K" He tlunK^. On,!,, .«.,,„•; ,„,,] ftiv«c is fco >!cv: ,nu 'unreliable these days. „/""•.'"-. f0 '- a » Air Force pilot who died in a -lane crash 15 Hvs after his marriage lo a B ,v hc- ville nirl will be conducted at'2"0 p.m. Sund.iy ,,i Summit ill He a as l,t. Byron Oahlx-rl. who «».-. niari-icd April 2fl to the former M : ,, Virainia r aye Easicy. da° • 7 « ' n T' J ' rS ' K ' A MnHH"-« of Bl\ !bcv])!c\ Lt. G-ibbrrt was killed wncn rhc £" Ph^^S S ^ h ^ c was in Summit. "ome The couple was married at Luke f r r°h C »f f"™ at Phw " ix . »licrc Lt. Oabbert was stationed ' iOregon Election ils Tomorrow i ! | PORTLAND. Ore. I,T>, _ Th .-^ i iircsidciitial candidates .and fill-ins'i for Gen. Dwlcht D. ' Els«nho«cr I : caned their final messages to the! ; people of Oregon (odny. | The miff tomorrow will de.-,li!- ;n,iie ih,-,r lU'iKibllcim ami Dmio- , trrattr choice lor-the White House. I Along with the popularity romjv.t. hcyll name 18 Republican and 12] I Democratic delegates ' Proposed Base Here Studied ByCommitteeButNoActionYet Little Rock's proposed medium Jet bomber base won approvil of the low*, Armed Services Committee yesterday but an Air Lee re Quest ^reactivate Blytlieville's nir base w.i., not acted on by th7l ," <,n,: ; s .r ojcc ', • wcrc ' c "" eitcti in tiw M™* °*»*'t™ •/ ™: <ral nics-WBC asking authorization or military roiiMmction The Armed Service., Committee is scheduled to spend the next two »eek s dccidms on military proj cts rwme.tcd After gaining committee approval, a projm mu . t „„ ok the Home and the Senate Then a separate bill will be neces,, provide money for the Jobs. "-«.«a .y America Gains Filth Jet Ac? In Korean War New Koje Head To Get Tough 'You're Damned Right There Will Be Changes Here' KOJE ISLAND, Korea W - The outspoken new commandant of Koje Island snid today "you're! vocation '-!.'!". .fl«hl" there will be j Prrc ( ' ~ "" (urbutent i be two . ens pscopa Church, the senior class will leave Hie field as the haml ploys Wagner's "Pilgrim's Chorus" as „ recessional. In case of rain, the service will Chm-ch tlW "'"' Flr5t Methotli!i ' On May .7.1, graduation exercises wl begin t-,y V---,V f ,hc stadium .when lne_Mti J otlff 3 a ; musical «election, "Myrmidon Overture" be class t '" C <mt "" lco of thc «nlor To Hear College Hear] Dr. Henry ft. mil, president of George cPabody College for Teachers. has been named commencement speaker and will discuss "For \\ horn the School Bells Toll " Attired In gray robes nnd caps the seniors will file Into the stact- iiim grounds to the music of El-ar'» famous inarch. "Pomp nnd Circumstance." The Rev. Gcorne L Mc- Gliehcy. pastor of Lake Street .vicihouist Church, will B i vc the in- war prison camp, but "no sudden revolutionary change." After 2-1 hours on the Job. Brig. Gen. Ifaydon Boatner said he thought Communist prisoners had been treated loo lenienllv. Had he seen anything "lhal needs lo be changed? ."You're damned rifrh! I've spotted something," he said, 'tor one thing 1 don't like those insulting sluns, .and (he flags nnd the demands'." Sifcns Arc Insulting The si!<ns were insulting to the llniled Nations Command and Uie The flags were lied banners flying over some of the 17 barbed wire stockades holding 73.000 prisoners of war. The demands were tllose rnnde for the release of a for- pr. Hill's address will choir. "May Day Carol" 'and ^BaU tie Hymn o f the Republic." both under the direction of Mrs Hcnrv After the miin address Max 'fl Roid president of the BMhcVllle' Snhr.ol Board, will present tliplomns to the members of the "rndnatii'B clais. Sunerinteiideiit \V. B Nlch olson v.iii address the gioim briefly, and the ceremonies will clo=e with a benediction hv the Rev G Meicrler of the First Lutheri ' C'lmrch. Oradnates will |,, avr . the stadium as the band off cr -, Verdi's "Triumphal ?U-.rrh" from "Aida" ns the Soc. SCIIOOI. on f. 1se 4 i ' \r.t I [I f» • ln nouse Fsre David Myles Victim Of Blaze Near Joiner Francis T, Dodd. Brig. Gcn~ Ch; les I- 1 . Colson w n K removed comnumdant when he agreed to some of them. His promises were I disavowed by the U.N. Command I ,n^,^ today. I JOINER — A 25-yoar-n!d .v-i-ro burned to death early loday when lire of undetermined ori»in destroy, c<1 nis llom|1 at nearby'Bardsicwn. 1 l!e is the nth officer to hold the I '^'""J' Sheriff Her.-nan Oden of SKOUI,. Korea W_an American ' Jol) '" Ifi "> n ntli>:. ; Joiner identified the N'ecro as Di- Sabre jet pilot today turned a Red i " Onc ot n 'V hi S jobs." the slocVv ( *'"' M > l!-s - F[ e lived on lhe J. P. " r/ "- '" '"•-- " ' " '" ' F'lts farm at I^udstnwn. oniim to Dr-nuty O:lr-n, :-,n- Nt-ro. Churl-y Ivy. who liv- 'he Iwii-t-o n, ho;:.-c with This is one of the toimh-st jobs : in Ihe Army, right here " Ho.ilner i MIO-l,i into "a ball of flnme" and R™«'ral ^aid. "is to make certain shot down another in a screaming 1 "« ''°WS know the Ocneva Con- ati-milc chase at trre-lop level to' vcntion. And I've uol to make .suro occonic America's 15th jet ace. ] 'hey know it frnm me. not Iiom one olher Red plane was dc- s ™»ennc out there." He poiiurd (o- stroyed in the fight over Northwest ward lllc -stockades, ruled l>y Korn.i in which LI. James II • -"hrcwrt, thoroughly indoctrinated Kasler of Indianapolis shot down I Communists, bis fourth and fifth Communist o'l-.rr ed in My!<v. escjiprtl He onoterl Ivv a. planes, lhe i-'ifu, Air Force said On tho 155-mile ground front action was limited to patrol skirmishes and artillery firing. Forty Rwis were killed' near Choi-won on the Western Front j when two Communist platoons hill an advance Allied position, The abl.i/r H am iri.-rt ,T m. w I'rolie Demanded WASHINGTON If, _ A bill calling for a congressional iuvestif-M- linn of the Koje Island Prison Camp revolt was Introduced today by Rep. Manstield (D-Mom.) m int- the next ronm awairi, Mylcs but did . My!f"< told thf officer he then ' :-.ivcd what lie cnuld" and ran for hclj). \Vhrn ho returned with a nej.-hb -.r. the house «,i-, aWaze .ind e: forts to save Myle.s fa-led. Reds were repulsed in an hour and i r' L « a half fight. .Fishermen Quench iUTTLf LIZ «AS WORK r ,as d.tnbu, BEOIXS-ArkMU M . MlRi0url ,,,, WaWm „, Clrulhm¥lll , P(1Krr C o mi>I(n v» nat- n ; Refrigeration Firm Opens Here A ni-M H [ii.:n atinn and appliance servifc- tirin has bwn opened here II ,•. n.'i.ii Hi-irii-i'i.'iiion Co.. op- inn Tit.-thotf nnd Harry UrofA-s ami lor.itrd at S3.-i7 Birch The firm will service ax condi- tioiiinp and tefri^eration equip, ttient and api'.Iiancco. \Thirst by Dipping Beer from Waters MAHOAREE HARBOR. Nova Scotia i/I'i—For fishermen with dip nets and a thirst, the fishlue «»." aood but different. When a tnirkload of beer went OITT- .1 bihiar here. Ihi-y (nnird ciul in [<,i (l -. Sever;il hundtc-<l quarts were recocvrert from the waters (hat. until now, were famous only for salmon. -L'«ian_ rs-lH A potking spocc is on area olong Ihe curb that lhe car ahead of you takes. XIM

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