The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1952 · Page 1
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VOL. XLVm—NO. 50 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS «. ,... r TOE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKAKSA. AND SOUTHEAST M 1SSO rmT ^^ & Btytheville Camlet Blythevllle Daily Nem Mississippi Valley Leader Blylhevilla Herald BLYTHEVJLLK, ARKANSA^WEONESDAY. MAY 21, 1952 lestl Official Teen-age Road-eTDrivingloise -100' Road Written Tests to Pkk Top Teen-Age Driver Rood-E-O Competition Court* for Jaycee Event Is Explained Blytheville teen-agers will gather »t the municipal airport landing apron May 30 to see who among them Is the best, driver, according to American Automobile Association standards. The occasion will be the first annual Hoad-e-o, sponsored here and nationally by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Consisting of a 25-question writ- jKn examination and five driving plests, the contest involves no trick "manipulation of a car—just plain driving problems, Road-c-o oflicials say. The five road tests are for: driving on a straight line forward and backward; gauging space when -steering In close (finite; narking parallel and backing In and pulling out; determining front and back wheel and bumper limits; and slopping smoothly. Tlie written quiz asks about speed on curves, turning around safely proceeding through intersections' mid passing olher vehicles. To be held thc afternoon of May 30, the road tests may be witnessed by the public. Applications for entry in tlie contest arc at Ihe school now and deadline for entering is Friday. Winner of the Blytheville contest will compete in a state contest. Winner of the state contest will be sent to Washington, D. C., for the national contest. the contest. Jaycee is to "make expert Test 3 zo 1 r - 9'-. > Test 4 ID -so' — — so' Tests 40' PATH OF CAR HERE'S MOW—Dia'grammcd" above "is the test course 'teen-age entrants in the Jaycee Road-e-o May 30 will have to negotiate In the competition to determine the best driver. The details of the five driving tests are described in the accompanying story. -; cr 15 o I , , r- Purpose of officials say, (iriycrs out of beginning: teen-age, of a driver to steer and maneuver motorists a,id f ;, f nr» rt u ,„ ,„„ a car accuralely in a limited arcs The teen-age driver is required lo go forward and then back up through motorists aud give credit to the teen-agers who already have become skillful drivers." Tost One requires the driver to place thc left front wheel of his car on thc end of a straight line 100 feet long. The driver m u s i (ravel the length of the line forward and then backward. Judging Is on how well the wheel was kept on the line. "jogged" lane as shown in the diagrams. Points are deducted each time the contestant touches a stanchion or a painted line, races or slalls the engine, and operates the car unevenly. Test Three is lo determine tlie driver's ability lo park parallel and Test Two is to check the ability ; lo park in a stall. driver's skill in getting In the proper parking area without hilling stanchions or curbs, giving proper signals, observing traffic condilions, and not stalling or racing motor. Test Four is to determine whether a driver knows the location of Hie front and rear wheels ajid tlie front and rear extremities of the car. The teen-ager Is required to stop his car with the front left tire even with two stanchions at "C," and finally put the rear number at line "D." The contestant then backs through the same course. Test Five is to see If thc driver can make a smooth stop within a distance of 40 feet, braking from a .speed of 20 miles per hour. General scoring is done on shifting gears, controlling speed, even Reds Protest Riots In Prisi u,e ™ 8 ' I Z^'ou a -d AtAAunsanMeeting >v. t - J1 | U ^ S ^ N ' Korea <AP) — Communist negotiators at the tightly deadlocked Korean armistice talks today pro- Pusan r '° tS ^ M A " ied pn ' soner of war hospital at North Korean Gen. Nan, II de-, negotiations on exchange of prisoners. Joy has been appointed superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy al Annapolis. Nam II seized on the Pusan riots to raise anew charges lhat Ihe Allies committed "acts of terror" and murder in handling Red captives. "1 would seriously warn your side lierc lhat your side must bear the full and absolute responsibility for the consequences of the acts of terror and murder against our captured personnel which are evi- manded an accounting of the incident in which one prisoner was killed and 85 were injured. The Communists got little satisfaction from Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, senior Allied delegale. He told the Reds: "The only progressive move your Bide can make is lo inform us when you are ready to consummate B cessation of hostilities In Korea by accepting our proposal." Reds Demand All i,,?? e ,,f RC u S ,;! r ? dcmi " Kl "S th e r e- captured personnel which are evi In Ihn v „ ' r capturcd soldiers denlly being brewed by your side.' In the event o, an armistice, the the Red general declared. 169 000 H n ' m ° r<: hSlf tl>C ! T1 ' C Al "" ly S! " rt tlle 2 ''i- h °" r "Bht inrn t p pn! j onc '7 refllsc 'o rc-jal Pusan erupted when fanatical uun 10 uca rule. Ihe United Na- Reds serving ns hospilal orderlies trans Command refuses to force'defied orders lo leave Ihe- mm them to go back. j Scc TKUCE „„ p , 2 Ihe Iruce delegations will meet again tomorrow at 11 a.m. <9 p m : = Wednesday EST). j ^^ Joy Gives Lecture ! Joy, who goes to Panmunjom! tomorrow for the lust time, gave! Nam II a stern lecture. iWac-! cased the Reds of "crass hypoc-j" and "childish distortions" ft, I Chinese POW KOJE ISLAND. Korea uy-A Chinese prisoner was killed by an Allied guard Saturday in the third prisoner of war incident rcporlcd In a four r aay span on this riot-ridden roek. The other two occurred at a woman's pow camp ana a prisoner hospital. out incident." Thc camp is quiet, the Army add- Sce PRISON v on Page 12 The shooting of the Chinese prisoner—announced only today—was the first fatality rcporlcd from the tough Koje stockade since Brig. Oen. Haydon L. Boatner took command a week ago. Search Resisled Boatner said a preliminary In- vestigalion indicated Ihe prisoner "6s shot when he resisted search on his return from a work detail outside an enclosure holding 5,000 Chinese Communists. Thc U.S. Eighth Army at Seoul Tank Patrol Battles Reds Enemy Storage Bunker Destroyed mu u.o. ugmn Army at Seou CT^TTI ^ ,,, today said combat-wise American L,1SS?V.^,' S ~.* ?""?.<? Inside Today's Courier News Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy: warmer Ihis afternoon and a little i loriais ... BUS German busy during; pas! ye: ansas ,N'e\vs Uriels . . . . Wilson News . band kcpl r . . . Ark- . Pn'ge 7. . Sports . . . Page 8. Society . . . Pafc 4. Markets . . . Page 12. Proposed amendment de- your attention . . . edi- The Army said the Red riolers I C A "u" s F i ch tb Arm* i « „• were armed with makeshift spears. [ said. Ihe AUicd lank" ran "nto°lm»H Hails, rocks and similar arms, mortar and rocket fire horn a Red force of undetermined strength. Thc U. N. force dug ; n gned j a1 " 1 pounded thc Reds with artil- i noti lci 'y- mortar and tank fire b^rm-,. disengaging. A delayed report from the Central Front said a Red ammunition weapons. Stun Victims Major Segments, Of Oil Industry Still Are Closed 60,000 Workers Out Having Failed or Refused Agreements DENVER W_Ma]or segments of the nation's oil industry remained -Io-work a->rec- * failed to reach nienls. Scattered settlements were r« ported mostly among small local.- O. A. Knight, president of thc CI< OH Workers International Unior --- nernaona Unio estimated that only nliout one-thi ird 30 -""J .>.juni VJIIC-LI11 of the 90.000 refinery and plpcli workers who walked out April have returned to their jobs He predicted that nearly'all the sinkers would be back by lire of this week. •— ^ House Told Europe to Raise 4 Million Soldiers in Year E ad to Rail Dispute Is Possible Today no answer (0 a White Hou« pe allan r * Foreign Aid Testimony Is Underway *" ™ unions representing 150,000 will, Chairman Leverstt .S l)jn J>M,7i»,1*i>-F l!^^^. , .. ... m. * 11 l: 1, L' ' ls — the engineers, firemen and conductors—asked for another clarification meeting this morning Workers Strike At Site of County Hospital Here Union Is Demanding Company Recognition Of It* Wage Scale Work on the construction o( the Blythevllle unit of (he new county hospital, which began last Wednesday, was halted this morning when the Local 1328 of the Carpenters and Joiners Union threw up picket lines around the hospital According to H. T. Bryant of Joncsboro, a representative of the Arkansas District Council of Carpenters, the picket line was ordered this morning when officials of Baldwin Construction Co "refused to recognize the union's scnle on the Job." He said that the strike was called •primarily to get union recugnl lion" on the Job. Want $2.20 an Hour Mr. Bryant said the union Is asking that carpenters be paid the regular union scale" of *2.2fl per hour. The construction company Is paying only $2 per hour, he said However, an official of'the construction company, who asked that he not be quoted by name, told the Courier News that the »2.20 scale asked by the carpenters. Is not in compliance with the carpenters' scale set by I 1 /.-; Wage Stabilization Tlie official said that the WSB scale Is only f.2 per hour. Work at the hospital site was at a complete standstill at noon to day with only a handtull of car pcntcrs milling around while thre of the National Mediation Board. Top policy groups of the three produce ny lhal s . European Allies will Edwards ' raisc an fi support" about tm "' niillio lion soldiers ami will '., billion dollar* the by the White House lo end marathon labor dispute. Carriers Accent Plan Tlie carriers accepted the plan Monday soon after H mis handed both sides by Presidential Assistant John R. Stcelman, top White House labor mediator. rtut , f', ' f Plnct ' <1 °" •—•» (imj, would be an increase of approximately 1,000.000 men over present .European .strength Richards said Allied forces already have over 5':, million men under ai- ms or qtlickl j, available . throughout the world. The active. j armies of the Soviet Union, includ- . Steclman's plan would bring pay raises of 37 cents and 22',i cents. respectively, to workers in the yards and workers on the roads, retroactive in part to October, 1950. Back pay of between «00 and S1.100 fight for house appro vT would go to each worker, costing the 880.100.000 In foretn rnim roads an estunatcd 100 miilion dol- economic aid for (he yeai ing satellite forces, total around four million men, according to recent estimates. Richards, chairman of (he Foreign Affairs Committee, opened the '°' ou approval of S6,- The 1953. would god October lay the groundwork for .. 40-hour work week in the yards and an additional 4-ceiit pay boost as each worker switched from a sis- day to a five-day week. Most important to the unions, the Stcelman proposal rejects a carrier demand that disputes over inlerdivisional runs be submitted to binding arbitration. Acceptance would bring a nulck return of the roads to their private owners. They were seized in August 1950, to avert a nation-wide strike. Better Business Bureau Planned Merchants Division Of C. of C. Votes To Set Up Unit Here Members of the Merchants Division of the Chamber of Commerce voted yesterday afternoon to or- Oclter • Business Bureau here. Organization of a Better Business Bureau was one of the projects outlined In a recent survey of mcth- birltpic ~m,'r"i ".•"""" ",'," 1>: ulre e ods of business promotion' that pickets marched steadily along could be employed here. md Street, on which the site C. of C. Manner Worth Holder said today the Merchants Division! has applied to the national organization for a charter. ited. Work Barely Starter! Work on the hospital had progressed no further than the cutting foundation ditches and erection was called. a ° U The Baldwin Construction Corn- In e. burst into many small, sharp Ilyin = pieces as do deadly fragmentation grenades. One prisoner was killed in thc vicious fighting ai the hospital in Camp No. 10. The Army did not say how he died, but correspondents in Fusan said he may have been bayoneted. Eighty-live POWs were injured. Half their injuries were minor. One American guard suffered a minor injury. The Army said segregation of prisoner orderlies from prisoner patients, which touched off the out-, hrenk. was proceeding today "with- j union and the Tide'Waler Associa tion in San Krancisco broke' off i last nijihl with a statement by union representative Vc:!:n Mc, Kendrec thai "if this is an Indica: (ion of what the industry is plan- ».,..,,,,i, u ,ori ! mng herl '' n s 'rikc is inevitable in storage bunker was destroyed and i Ca "'°fnia." 31 others were damaged by U N ! Cafifornlans Work tanks Monday. Another U.N (an)-1 California refineries have kept force on the Central Front battled ! worlli ng to supply the Korean War thc Reds twice on Tuesday effort. paiiy hnlrl.s- contracts far the construction of the hospital unit here and thc one in Osccola. It is im..._ derstood that the one union car- •ndj penlcr employed, at the Osceola hospilal was called off the Job this However, talks between tiie CIO [ mo1 ' 1 ""?. * : However, other work at the Oscc SHOWKUR warmer tonight: scaucrcd thundershowers in the north portion tomorrow. Missouri cloudiness 33,898 Bales Cotton Averaged [Daily by Consumers in March Five De/eqofes To Boys Stat 3 Named Here Officials of Dud Cason Post 2 effort. The Tide Water refinery employs 1,300 worker.-,. Thc union objected;; ~ ~ "'" ^..uu, , VJ ji uu held May 23. it was announced today, Carleton B. Fulbright will be an clccllon of officers at ves- Icrday's meeting, o. E. Knudscn was named chairman of the Mcr- chanls Division. Mrs,. B. Kerbough was elected vice chairman nml ~J. C. Edwards was named treasurer. In addition lo voting to set up a Betlcr Business Bureau here, the Merchants Division also adopted five other business promotion projects lislcd in the earlier survey These Include: Continuing and expanding the Christmas promotion. Increasing the scope of King Cotton Days ami tying them in closer will, the National Cotlon Picking Contest, making a trade area survey to include goodwill toitrs. holding farmers Appreciation Days with special salof and holding Trade Days during the' summer months. !loriA\'n \< f In otticr dumber of Commerce cxcrciw', ror * tr , a - Comm '; ncemcn S action ^tcrday. the National Af grade so- ,,„»,'rt r j H"? C f, Mh *"" Com >'"<^ <'«ided to set un graacis o. Holland School will be "Letter Writers Brigade." - sitc continued uninterrupted -iy. according company officials. Commencement- Set at Holland «o a 71b per cent Increase aver- aginif 15 cents an hour rather than a straight 15-cent raise A company spokesman said "It ' P nncipnl speaker and Joe C. Co- wouldrTt make a dolHr's woiih of on w111 P rescnt tllc diplomas. • difference. But over the years we U^,^' 1 ™^ «"'«*. ' or t! '^ 2= have had so many percentage ad- • with ^ ihn nVv r rt n ' ri J u " da - v I ^ ' Boren dcllvet - '• there arc .nr,l- our wage class!- for each working day. This compared with period a year ago. and forecast: Considerable --"- and w'ndy Wednesday night and Thursday; with showers and thunderstorms west and north Wednesday night and over most o! thc slate Thursday; heavy thunderstorms wilh some local hall likelv •- •••-••s- Wedncsday night; cooler wc«'t i of " ntcrs was 3,fi64 Thursday. ^ ....... Minimum this morning—55 Maximum yesterday—'is Sunset today—7.-00. Sunrise tomorrow—4-55 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 —none. Total precipitation since Jan. ] — Mean temperature (midway between high and low)— 64 Normal mean tempf .ture for May—61. This naie T.ast Yrar Minimum Ihls nun»|ng.-t;.|. will be conducted at Cn»ip Joseph T. Robinson in Little Rock May 31- Junc 7. Trie five delegates attending the week-lone affair arc being sponsored by Blytheville civic clubs The This compared with an average' n ur~" '" """' c < Lion5 Clllb - R°<wy Club and the 39,930 bales for Ihe corresponding Due *° Weather, Disease ' Amcnca " Lesion arc cach 5CIuljng .- ... that I adjustments in ' ficalions." I .Vcgnlialions Collapse 1 Negotialors al thc struck Stand ; Sec Oil. STRIKE an I'agc 12 " ' on. Letter Writers Brigade." This would be composed of business and professional men licrc who volunteer to write letters 'to Congressmen on current affairs. Tlie National Affairs Committee •••'" -'utly current issues, condense and keep member. 1 , of the Writers Briga-tc" posted on n bo(h si(lcs of Uie varlt)l)i mlestjons --- WASHINGTON If,— The Census, : Bureau reported today cotton con-; sumption for the period of March r ., r . 30 to May 3 averaged 33898 bales Cotton urowfng foeach wor ' fo Slow Start in a.m. Jil """''i P "l iponding - - -- - -if' ••-•« .nth 36,827 for the March period this year. The daily average consumption -•— bales com- i,.;,. with flB5 ' J27 a V«<r ago and .36.533 for thc March period Ihls! year. ' Consumption of lint (or the S-l month period ending May 3 totaled! [7,OfiO.I44 bales and of linters 1.028- Ml bales. This compared with ; 8.236.629 and 1.0M.U67, respectively in Ihe corresponding period a year ago. Cotton on hand May 3 included: In consuming eslablishmcnls 1 674,399 bales of lint compared with 2.331.924 n year ago. In l>ul>lic storage a, H l H t com!: 1 ±T s :. 3 .-!.'^,:-! V l b «L e --"" 1 »"'-'"n- totaled LITTLE ROCK tm — Due to several factors, cotton growing is off to a slow start in Arkansas, says the weekly crop report of the Agricultural Extension Service. The report said thc crop ha« been slowed by rtry. cool weather, seedling diseases, delayed germination, prc-emergcnce chemicals and cutuortn damage. However, week-end rains relieved drynrss in most section* except (he eastern part of the state. Rice feediiur is reported «cll along although germination has been delayed by dry top soil, the report said. ------- . — ., uvt,.u,> oit urtui sending one delegate and thc Ktwants club is .^ciidiiiR two- Youth Is Injured As Motor Bike Hits Auto Here Thirteen-year-old James Das! \Nine Seniors Given Awards At BHS Class Night Program will co to uttlc nock with Blylhc- villc* rldecaifon May 31 The Khvanis ciub : s l« o delegates Rilcy Jones Seventh : Whittle; the Rotary Club Is sending thevllV j Tommy flarri.«m. the Linns Club cident Donald Gentry and I lie American i Lesion is sending Johnny Logghu i The Dell Kiwanis Club Is spori- 1 soring Joe Ncal Perkins. According lo Mr. White the Blv- theviUe and Dell delegation will leave Blythevllle by bus at 7:30 p m Mav 31. Boys' state Is an annual af- at Ihe intersection o Filllon Slrcet.s. Hospital followinK the accident and atiriu!.ii>(s tlirre said! .thai llr Has -rrsMnc bettor" Iliis j i niornimr. lie is suffering from cuts I aboul tlie hrad and face and pos• sil:le internal injuries. By KIITH l.LK (School Correspomlrnil Nme Blytheville High School seniors received special awards last | night at the graduates' class night I program and 17 others were given | recognition by the aamlnlslration for maintaining an average above i 90 during their four years of high 1 'chool. Bobby Oi.sfonrn and Charles Kin- ninghain were honored as valedlc- vvlien the motor bike on which he was riding struck a car driven by i * -•- -•- • •••n.-uic- lt |torian .ind salutatorian. respectively. Other awards and medals Included: According to Ihe report of officers. young Davis entered the Intersection from behind a hedge, and they quoted him as saying that he Cotlon bpmctles active on May 3, did nol sir Mr. ua* nuivln.' \\csl Mr car which tjti Fulton Slreel rtr anrj the motol . , - o] te same rhaplrr: John were oamtgcd in the collision. I who IVM presented tht IJobV)v Orsburn, science award 1 Ann I!;ul!-v. J-;nt;lish medal; Warren Alciurr. |>;iblic speaking medal given by Osrar Fentilcr; Jimmy Cul- hcrison. vocal music medal given by Mrs. Georse Lee; Bonnie Nell McCormlck, a junior, DAR history award Riven by the Charlcvolx Chapter: s.illv Tric-srhmann. DAR Hood Ciii/rn.ship award given l,y the same rhap!rr: John Milchcll, Klate Colir.-ijf scholarship 8 i™i hv tlie rollrne nnd Rus:-eU Philliiis'- Mack Koonce. Hip asrlrulturc av.ard civen by the Blylhcvillc Kiwanis Club. C,its Are Demanded requested, faced strong demands for further cuts. Reductions of another one billion dollars have been ' Committee officials said Richards' outline of European troop strength included Greece and Turkey, which have a lotal force of around 500,000. Richards said In a prepared speech Hie active forces of Weslern Europe, oxclusin? Greece and Turkey, lotalcd 1,880,000 in January, Therefore a buildup to four million men would mean an increase of aboul 1,620,000. The total world-wide force of active and mobllizable tropps, Richards said, has increased about ll'z million in the last two years, "It seems to me," the, chairman added, "that'only the/most ..Stubborn defeatist could fail to be immensely encouraged by the" Increase and improvement in Allied military strength over two short years." Richards look note of an »x- uecled test of strength between Republican supporters of Sen. Robert A. Taft and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower over the final lotal of Ihe bill. "Even Mr. Tafl has said that the. Mutual Security program must not be killed and abandoned," h» See FO:II;K;N AID on rage it June DraftCall Set for Missco Eight Men to Get Orders for Induction; 13 Leave Today Mississippi County will be required to send ei!!ht men lor Induction mlo thc armed forces during the month of June, according to" Miss Ro-a Saliba of the county Draft Board. Miss Salita announced this morn- mg receipt of the county's June induction quota and nt the same time s.iid the county will not send, any mon to Little Hock for pre-in- dHctlon physicals aside from men previously classified as -i-F who are scheduled for re-cxatninalion. She snid lhat Ihe county's June quota for men to fee re-examined is 70. thc largest such quota receiv- i cd to dale. | Thi* quo'.a has been divided into • f.vo croups, with 35 scheduled to ' leave June n and 35 to leave June 2*5. 1 Tlie board sent 13 men to Little ! Rock this morning to he inducted, I Miss Saliba said. Today's call was , for 12 men. all of which reported. 1 and one who failed to report to an j earlier . all reportrd this morning, j l.r:u i!:^ today were: I Whites -Marcus Karlailtl Sulcer, Tu-on/a; J, K. Rnwlaml. Ola. Ark.; Harold Tliomas McPllcrson. Para- eould; J C M.imis. Earnest Lea Bakn. John Wesley Pipkin, Wil, liarrt F::u:or.e Urss. Jairel Moody, ! and HiiEhlyn Nolan of BlythcviUe: 1 William Bi-iijamiu Shearer, Lil- bo'.irn, M<i XtLTf.f, James Willis Meanus, Driver nart w. D. Jackson, Luxora. Rceivlne honors for their scholastic averages were Bobby Or .burn Joe r.ynn Vowcll. Allenc "wimbcrlv Cllartes Kinlilnshnm. Larry B?kcr Albert Fairfield. Melba Hill r.irn! Ann Bailey. Dixie Sutlon. Bct^y Ml. Rosemary Monoolinn, Barbara — Jolm.-on. Hovvrll Boyd S s 11 v ' Trie.schmann. Millie Ann Mallory. LITTLE LIZ Donna Sue Gore and Jane Wilson. The honors nrrr nrrsrnfrri tiv pn! <>• Ihe hiijh srlioo). aiirt Mi-.i F(os,i ll.irdy. supervisor of the Jim. ' ior Hieli and BlylhevlUc Hlsh. i night's projram opened with j a processional of seniors as Mrs.' Wilson Henry offeree! a piano ar-i rangement of Bgar's "Pomp and Circumstance." nan Atkins, a sen-i ior. s.iid the invoralion. and I,any] Bukfi-. Diis'ilfnl nf ihc i lass, prf.'. siried o.fM- nir fnt.ition of srmois See SliNIORS on rage II Whether it s o tight girdle or on income tox blonk, i) you fin it with Mie w.oiig figure you'll qi.f

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