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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBl DOMKAKT KBW9PAPKB OP NORTHEAaT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TOL. XLIX—NO. 11 Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader BlytheVUle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS McCarthy Seeks More Anti-Red Trade Agreements Dulles States Senator's Efforts 'In National Interest' By G. MINTON KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) -3- Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis.j, assured by Secretary of State Dulles his efforts are "in the national interest," sought today to get more Greek ship owners to take a pledge against trading with Iron Curtain areas. McCarthy's action, in the face denials of five Greek ship owners, among those who have already signed the pledge, that they have hauled any cargo to Red China or North Korea for at least two years. of a. new protest by Mutual Se curity Director Harold E. Stas sen, takes up where the senator left off when he arranged yesterday's conference with Dulles. It started Saturday with Me- Carhy's announcement that his Senate investigations subcommittee staff had elicited an agreemem among the greek owners of 242; ships not to haul cargoes to Red ^ China, North Korea or between any Communist ports. McCarthy saic then he hoped to get a similar agreement from Greek owners of about' 150 more ships—but later he held off this action pending his talk with Dulles. A source close to McCarthy's dealings with the Greeks said that, after this talk, the senator promptly renewed discussions with the owners of these 150 ships. Sent Progress Report The source, who declined to be named, said McCarthy sent a detailed "progress" report to Dulles, In line with a statement issued by the senator and the secretary after their meeting at the State Department. Stassen, Who had strongly protested McCarthy's announcement Saturday as infringing upon the State Department's prerogative, argued again yesterday that such agreements have "unfortunate effects." Stassen said they impair his own foreign aid work and hamper the State Department's efforts to choke off the flow of goods to the Reds. Dulles had nothing to say publicly about this until yesterday's joint statement. President Eisenhower, who has maintained silence publicly, is almost certain to be asked whether he agrees with Dulles or Stassen at his news cou- *•' ference today. To Sen. McClellan j Stassen fired his new blast in a j letter delivered to Sen. McClellan I (D-Ark) as McCarthy and Dulles i were drafting their statement in j which: 1. Dulles termed the ship owner;; 1 egreement in the national interest'.. 2. McCarthy agreed to consult the State Department concerning any more such agreements. 3. They both made clear that McCarthy's attention hud been called to "the dangers that would result if congressional committees entered into the field of foreign relations which is in the exclusive jurisdiction of the Chief Executive." McCarthy, who told reporters Saturday he had bypassed the Eisenhower administration because he wanted "no interference," said he still plans vigorous investigation of free world trade with the Communists. He said his talk with Dulles "will In no way affect the work of our committee, except in matters like the ship deal that affect the State Department. On these we will keep them more fully 1 informed." Meanwhile, McCarthy asked U. S. naval intelligence to check the McCarthy said this did not jibe with what the five told his staff investigators. FAREWELL SALUTE — Gen. James A. Van Fleet (left) salutes from the stands at Fort McNair near Washington, D. C. (Tuesday) as he watches a sunset ceremony signaling the end of his 38 years uniform. The 61-year-old veteran of four wars and former 8th Army commander in Korea was accorded the full military honors reserved for career's end of a four-star soldier. With him is Undersecretary of the Army Earl Johnson. (AP Wirephoto) Osceola to Get Textile Plant OSCEOLA — Crompton Co. of Waynesboro, Va., announced today that construction of a $4,000,000 textile finishing plant here will get under way this summer. The announcement was made in a letter from Crompton officials to Harold Ohlendorf, president of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce. Expected to employ from 500 to 600 persons, the plant will be erected on a site purchased with 360,000 raised in a fund campaign here more than a year ago. Since the company first announced plans for building a plant here two years ago, numerous tests were made to determine if the water supply needed by (he firm was adequate. The letter mentions only "various conditions" which delayed action on construction of the plant until this year. The letter follows: "We are pleased to report tiiat the various conditions delaying us 'appear to be satisfactorily cleared up and at long last we are proceeding with the construction of our nOant at •''^'•'jl&, '•Invitation to bid on the general construction contract are to be sent out shortly, and barring eventualities not now foreseen actional construction work should commence early in the summer of this year. "The works to be erected will be known ns .the Osceola Finishing Co., Frank E. Richmond Plant, and we are happy to associate the name of your fine community with our concern. Frank E. Richmond was the chief executive of. Crompton for many years. Much of the company progress of the past sev- eval decades is due to his efforts. The Osceola project was of intense interest to him and we feel it appropriate to attach his name to the plant also. "As you know, the plant will he used for processing cotton corduroy to the finished state. Capacity will be about six million yards annually on a one- shift basis, and the production will be distributed in the mid- and far-western, markets. "We have been very conscious of the most cooperative attitude shown by the state, city, county and Chamber of Commerce authorities and citizens throughout the development of this project and appreciate tremendously your great help, excellent advice and friendly cooperation. It has been a pleasure working with you and your group and now that construction is about to commence, we look forward to cementing the fine relationship so far achieved." Adenauer Sails For U.S. Today LE HAVRE, France f/Pj — West Germany's Chancellor — Foreign Minister Konrad Adenauer sailed for the United States early today for important conferences but indicated that even more critical talks may take place next month — when he visits Britain. In a news conference shortly before he boarded the liner United States, the Chancellor said that in London he would discuss Britain's relationship with the projected European Defense Community (EDO). Courier Hews to Bring 'Record Shop Column to Music Fans Beginning in tomorrow's Courier News, music enthusiasts will be treated to a new weekly feature of goings-on in the record World. The new column, "The Record Shop," by NEA service writer Richard Kleiner, will appear ev- Three Killed In Accident Near Kennett KENNETT, Mo. UP)— A young St. Louis couple, parents of four children, were killed in a two-car collision just east of this Southeast Missouri city early today on State Highway 84. Also killed In the crash was Montrose T. Morrell, 23. of Memphis, Tenn. (1750 S. Arllan). Three other persons were injured. The St. Louis victims were James E. Tlce, 24, and his wife, Maxine, 23. Their 3-year-old daughter, Margo, suffered a fractured leg. The three other Ticc children were at home. The other Injured were passengers in the auto driven by Morrell. They were V. J. Milner, 36, of St. Louis, and Mrs. Mildred Wilson, 22-yenr-old Kennett waitress. Neither was Injured seriously. Missouri highway patrolmen said' the two cars crashed head-on. No other details weri available, ery Friday, and will be full of in^,,- - -.. ^. formation about ?'• the boo ming record business with its new songs, m u s ic and stars being recorded daily. You'll read inte resting facts and humorous stori about the stars that make the Richard Kleiner records, of popularity trends, coming records and a complete roundup of what's new and different in the field. You'll be token behind the scenes by Kleiner, a versatile entertainment field reporter who has covered the news of television, radio and Broadway for several years, for personal interviews with recording personalities. A special feature of Tile Record Shop will be "Dick's Picks," in which Kleiner spotlights the week's hit records. Congress Gets Ike's Defense NobilizafionPlan ODM, NSRB Merged In Reorganization Of Department WASHINGTON l/fi — President Eisenhower today sent Congress a plan to reorganize the Office of Defense Mobilization. He said it is intended "to achieve the maximum of mobilization readiness at the least possible cost." The plan would merge the functions of the mobilization agency (ODM) and those of the National Security Resources Board (NSRB). It also would give permanent o the ODM, which has been operating as a temporary emergency agency. The plan to create a single, central defense mobilization office will go into effect automatically in 60 days unless either the Senate or the House veto the plan in the meantime, or unless both branches vote to put it into effect earlier. In a special message to Congress, Eisenhower said the plan "will permit better organization and management of the federal i programs relating to materials land requirements and will Urns' | help So achieve the maximum degree of mobilization readiness at the least possible cost." He said it is not practicable at this time to try to itemize savings which he expects to result. Other Steps In addition to merging functions of the ODM and the National Security Resources board, the plan calls for: 1. Appointment of a director to head the ODM, and a deputy director to serve as top aide. Arthur S. Flemming is acting chief of ODM nt present, but the White House declined to say whether he would be nominated to head the agency under the proposed new setup. Flemming has been described as reluctant to take on the ODM work except on a temporary basis, but Little Rock office of the National I is now reported by associates to Brewers Foundation. I have agreed to accept the assign- His mother and father, Mr. and j ment. Mrs. Max Parks, were killed in a j 2 . Appointing the director of car-truck collision five miles south ! O DM to serve as a member of the Highway 61 in j National Security Council In recognition of the vital strategic importance of defense mobilization. 3. Transferring to ODM responsibility for policy on stockpiling of Former Biytheville Resident Dies in Memphis Hospital Jnmes Nelson (Jimmy) Parks, 28, former Blytheville resident,, died lost night in Kennedy General Hospital, Memphis, after being critically ill for several weeks. Services for Mr. Parks will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roy I. Bagley, pastor of First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. A graduate of Blytheville High School, Mr. Parks served in the United States Army more than three years during World War II. Much of that time was spent on occupation duty in Japan. He returned to Blytheville following his discharge and operated his own dry cleaning firm here. During that time he gained a commission in the Army , reserve and was an officer of the local National Guard unit. Several years ago, he joined the Arkansa* Revenue Department ns an Alcoholic Beverage Control Board officer. Prior to his illness, he joined the of Blytheville February, 1952. He is survived by a sister, Mary Ann Oslin. UN Command, Reds to Discuss ROW Trade Terms Monday f Yeryone Wants to Know- Wilt Korean Truce Affect Businessmen? By T. E. APPLEGATE NEW YORK (AP) — Businessmen wish today they knew how a Ko- Inside Today's Courier News , . . Russia's peace offensive points to change in cold \var tactics . . . rage 7. . . .... Cards rookies shine . . . Marclnno's camp jittery ... Sports . . . Page 10. . . . . . Visiting: T). S. Newsmen finds Soviet children Jike kids anywhere . , . Page 5. . . . . . Society news . . . Page 4. . . . . . Markets . . . Page 11. . . rean truce would affect their daily lives. They are not alone. Their customers would like to know the government. In all three cases, search forf- . the answer goes far Veypnd the obvious query as to the next move in Russia's "peace offensive." At first glance, many business leaders see no reason to lose their confidence in a lively and rising civilian demand strong enough in tself to support a healthy economy. But they still would like to know f the government will cut down defense spending and ease the bite on profits; also if cus- omers will continue to buy in volume at present prices. Consumers wonder if jobs will itay plentiful and if prices will lecline or hold steady. Government officials are inter- sted in whether business will go .head with plans to spend 27 bil- ion dollars this year on new ilants and equipment, and wheth- r, corporate and personal income ax cuts would stimulate enough pending to prevent any serious rop in sales volume, if a busi- ess setback occurred. Opinions Vary Opinions on these questions vary; le actual picture will become icar only on day-to-day develop- lents. .Among those disclaiming any itent to trim expansion plans is wilym A. Price, president of /estinghouse Electric Corp. He j ays his company's 300 million expansion program "is i eared to peacetime growth and, i the long run, should not be af- 1 icted by possible changes in the j efense production requirement." j Belief is widespread that Korean j ea'ce would increase pressure in I ashington for a balanced bud- el and tax reduction, to be ao unplished by further ' '.stretch- ut" of spending for armament. Could Mean Step-Up The administration even before truce move was looking for nys to cut military expenditures it could be done without hurt; the combat situation. However, any contracts are in long -range •velopment programs f such as (plications of atomic energy) for See KOREAN on Pane 11 so would Date Set After Latest Peace Plan Delivered By ROBERT B. TUCKJIAN MUNSAN, Korea (AP)—The Communists today handed the U.N. command their latest proposal for ending the Korean fighting and suggested a meeting at Panmunjom Monday to discuss plans for exchanging sick and wounded prisoners. The U.N. agreed. The Reds said they were readj to set a date for resuming the long-deadlocked truce talks. Gen. Mark Clark, the U. N commander, already has made i clear that Allied tnice negotiators will return to Panmunjom only af ter arrangements are completed for exchanging disabled prisoners. Delivery of the new proposals rom Red China's Premier Choi, En-lai and North Korea's Premier Kim II Sung fed mounting hopes that the Communist world is serious about peace. The latest development in chain reaction .touched off by Kec China less than a week ago came only a few hours after Soviet Russia pledged its all-out support of UN Delegates Eye Red Peace Moves Assembly Takes Easter Holiday; Vishinsky Furnishes Surprise By OSGOOD CARUTHERS UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) - Rapid-fire moves in the new Soviet pence offensive gave United Nations delegates much to study over ROKs Drive Off Chinese Attack 32 Draftees Leave Here 35 More to Be Given Examinations April 9 Thirty-two men left today I pre-induction physical examinations j sitions south of Kumsong. After' 40 In Little Rock, Miss Rosa Sallba, | minutes of savage fighting the Reds secretary of the Mississippi County j broke off the battle and were today and little hope for rest as they started a five-day Easter recess. • •* Tlie D. S. and her Western allies joined all other nations outside the Soviet bloc in probing warily the succession of dramatic Bed actions of the past few days. One observer 1 said ; it looked like ; a "surprise-a-day campaign." The latest surprise nere came yesterday when Russia's Andrei Y. Vishinsky, recently returned from Moscow talks with the new regime of Prime Minister Georgi M. Mnlenkov, scrapped for the first time in seven years his efforts to introduce harsh words ngninst the West into the format record on disarmament. S'Hl topmost in the minds of all diplomats were the fresh proposals by Red China for a solution of the deadlocked Korean prisoner of war issue. This action got a new boost yesterday when Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov announced the Kremlin's full support of the offer, indicating to the world that it was a serious move to end the war in Korea. Efforts by India's V. K. Krishna Menon to get the U. N. Assembly to seize immediately the new Red overtures as the basis for reopening Korean talks here were sidestepped yesterday by the Assem- Red Battalion Strikes On Central Front; Supply Areas Hit By WILLIAM C. BARNARD SEOUL Wi—A Chinese Communist battalion—about 150 men — hit the South Korean Capitol Division on the Central Front early today, but the sharpshootlng ROKs drove off the Reds with deadly artillery and Kinnll-arms fire. Eighth Army headquarters said 53 Communist bodies were left on the battlefield and another 75 Reds probably were killed. When reporting the attack earlier, the Eighth Army had said it was made by only 260 Reds. The Chinese crossed the Kum- hwa-Kumsong highway shortly aft- or ] er midnight and-stormed ROK po- Manila Student Places 4th in Oratorical Contest CONWAY — Heather Lewis of Manila was fourth In the Arkansas oratorical contest held here yesterday. Winner was Betty Crum of Mag- lolia, Ark. She'll represent the state n the American Legion's National Oratorical Contest at Lake Charles, La., on April 13, , 'Free Ride Costly for Missco Boy OSCEOLA — A "free ride" may turn out to be a costly one for 13- year-old Joe Smallwood of near here. Young Smallwood was riding on the fender of a Negro's car south of Osceola near the Edrington Gin yesterday when the car struck parked truck. Compound fractures of both legs were suffered by Joe who is in Joh Gaston Hospital, Memphis. He might lose one or both feet, doctors id. said. One arm also was broken. Deputy Dave Young explained ;hat Smallwood was in a field and tumped on the car fender to Ret a •Ide up to the highway. The boy was riding on the left ront fender of a car driven by rn Berkley, Negro, of the Edring- 0n farm, and was thrown 'for- vard onto a pickup truck driven by Gardner Treec.e of Wilson vhen Berkley's car crashed Into he rear of the truck. Deputy See FREE HIDE on Pa»e U i strategic and critical materials. That responsibility now is shared by the Defense and Interior Departments. Eisenhower said the idea is to Improve organization of the execu See CONGRESS on Page 11 Weather ARKANSAS — Cloudy; scattered thundfirshowers Friday beginning in west and south portions this afternoon or tonight; cooler northwest Friday. MISSOURI — Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight with scattered showers beginning west and north by morning; Friday cloudy with rain north and scattered showers or thunderstorms south portion; turning colder west portion; low tonight in 40s:; high Friday 45-60 northwest lo 70 southeast. Minimum this morning—45. Mnxlmmn yesterday—(15. Humlho tomorrow—5:45, Sunset today—(1:22. I'rcclp. 24 Hours to 7 ».m.—none Pnrip. Hlnco Jim. l—lfi R4. M<mn tfmpcnil-uro (mltlwfty between lKh »nd low)—55. Normnl mean lor April—61. This Dale l,ast Year Minimum this morning—45, Maximum ycfltfirday—74, I'roclii. Jau. 1 to dftU—18.01. I Draft Board, announced. Today's cull was for 35 men with 31 reporting, four transferring to other boards, one transferring in and one failing to report. Next call is slated for April 9, when 35 men are to be sent for examination. Those leaving today were: Lonearl Woolen, Eabert Wayne Wadley, Lepanto; James Cecil Holt, Elgene Reed Hamilton, Pnul Samuel Vernon, Johnny Ewart Buchanan, Robert Albert Smothers, William Kay Thomas, Jr.. Ruble Evans Austin, Willard Douglas Raspberry, all of Blytheville; Brice Junior Richards, Frenchman's Bayou; Cecil Taylor Madison, Louis Edward Nelson, Willie Clifton Galyean, all of Leachville; James Alven Wilson, Dell; William Ellis Smith, Manila; Harvey James Hicks, Peach Orchard, Mo.; J, C. Loyd, Dougtas Wayne Lemons, both of Dycss; Charles David Pinkerton, Joiner; James Evins Ellison, Memphis, and Billy Joe Simmons, Etowah. Negroes leaving today were: John Joe, Aubrey Lee Campbell, both of Blytheville; Louis Davis, Jr., Robert Junior Elliott, both of Osceola; Robert Morrison, Tyronza; M. C. Currin, Jimmie Thompson, both of Armorcl; Fred Conney, \ Frank Otis Coleman, both of Join-1 er; and Will Jackson, Luxora. Falling to report today was Thomas Blunt Buchanon of Booneville, Miss. driven back across the road by counterattacking South Koreans, the Army said. For the second straight day American Sabre jets swept over North Korea without spotting a Communist MIQ jet. Fighter-bombers broke through overcast skies to hit Communist supply and troop areas and rail bridges In North Korea and to attack Red front-line positions. Elsewhere along the 165-mile battlefront there were scattered patrol clashes. South of Pamnunjom, where negotiations to exchange sick and wounded prisoners open Monday, an Allied patrol clashed with about 40 Chinese in a brief but bitter fight. Two Reds were killed and seven were believed wounded, the Eighth Army said. Army Secretary Robert Stevens completed a survey of ammunition supplies in Korea with an Inspection of rear area Installations. Stevens said oh his return to Washington he would testify before a Senate subcommittee that the ammunition was adequate for any situation that might be faced. bly's recess for Easier. Submitted Amendment Vishlnsky's version of the "soft approach" was an amendment he submitted yesterday to the Western-backed resolution on disarmament scheduled for consideration when the Assembly reconvenes Sec U. N. on Page 11 China's Korean truce plan. "Wait and See" But many Western observers still warned against overoptimism. Wait and see if the Communists do more than talk about peace, was their advice. One Allied spokesman here, long In close contact with the protracted truce talks, said the businesslike tons of the Communist message delivered Thursday was "heartening." "It's devoid of the usual propaganda," he said. He cautioned, however, against unbridled optimism and said the Communists would show whether they "really mean business if they settle tha details of how we exchange the sick and wounded without a lot of haggling." At this Allied camp work was speeded on plans to care for wounded prisoners and for full- scale resumption of truce negotiations. A team of three full colonels and two lieutenant colonels arrived here to choose a site for processing the sick and wounded. And a .prefabricated village which can be set up in a few days, or even- lours, is stored nearby to care 'or the returnees. Tentative plans called for setting up one or more forward aid stations to process and treat prisoners as they are released. If an exchange is' agreed upon, most of ,he men will be taken to field mspitals behind the lines by am- DUlance, but serious cases will ba evacuated by helicopter. The 0. N. Command was ready ir the meeting in Panmunjom. Monday. . The Allied liaison group will be leaded by Rear Adm. John C. Daniel, a member of the five-man U. N. truce delegation. Daniel flew lere from Japan Wednesday and mmediately began staff conferences. The proposals handed over by he Communists at Panmunjom Thursday were in reply to a letter Clark wrote Tuesday suggesting a neeting to discuss plans for ex:hanging disabled prisoners. The Red truce proposal was tha official version, of the plan Pei- ping broadcast Monday and cabled • to U. N. headquarters in New York the following day. It provides for the exchange of prisoners who want to return home immediately after a truce is signed. All others would be turned over to an unnamed neutral nation pending a decision on their future. Prisoner repatriation was tha only major unsettled issue when the truce talks were suspended last Oct. 8. The allies refuse to return 51,000 of 132.000 Communist prisoners who have said they do not want to go home. Until now the Reds have insisted that all prisoners in Allied stockades be returned. The Communists have said they hold 3,198 Americans, about 1,000 other U. N. soldiers, mostly British, and about 9,000 South Koreans. Marine Accused of 5 Murders Refuses Father's Help Offer Bids on Manila Road Job Opened Ben M. Hogan Co. of Little Rock was the.apparent low bidder today on proposed blacktoppinp: of 10.5 nllcs of State Highway 77 south of Manila. The bid was $176,598. Birls on this and nine other road projects were opened this morning by the State Highway Commission. Contracts were scheduled to be awarded this afternoon. Luxora Churches Schedule Joint Easter Services LUXORA — Joint Good Friday church services will be observed here tomorrow sponsored by the Luxora Ministerial alliance. A progressive type service on the seven last words of Christ will begin at the Baptist Church at noon with the Rev. J. E. Riherd. At one o'clock they move to the Methodist Church with the Rev H. L. Roblnfion and 2 p.m. to the Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Cecil Howell. Special music for the affair is to be furnished by the Luxora High School glee club and the Mctlio- dlst Church choir. | DUBUQUE, la. Wi—A handsome 18-year-old AWOL Marine today faced murder charges in three states alone after rejecting the efforts of his grieving father to help him. Fred E. McManus, who shrugged off five slaylngs as "too bad," flatly told his father, Mose McManus of Valley Stream, N. Y., a brewery executive, he did not want the help of the lawyer the elder McManus had retained to defend him. The father flew Into Du.bun.ue from New York and had a brief Interview with his son List night in the Dubuque County Jail. The youth, who earlier had said he didn't want to see his father, greeted the elder McManus calmly and shook hands with him before authorities led them to an office for a short talk. During the 15-mlnute meeting a deputy sheriff who was present, said young McManus shed a tear when his father made a reference to the girl who accompanied the boy on a four-day cross-country crime spree. The youth leaped from his chair knocking it over, and started for Fred McManus the door in apparent indignation at the remark. The father covered his eyes and wept, then loft the room. When the elder McMnmis tempted to see his son a second time a short time later, the boy refused. "I don't want you to spend any money on me," he said. "I know what I've done, and I know what 1 want to do. I want to get It over with nuickly now." Young MeMnnu.s 1 has written and signed a statement lunnittlng' n car nl- ] theft killing at Rochester, N. Y., lost Friday and double killings in holdups nl Keenoyvllle, III., on Saturday and Spring Valley, Mirui., on Monday.