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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX—NO. 13 Blythcvllle Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, AKKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1953 EIGHT PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 89 Men Trapped In Greek Sub That Sinks After Crash Underwater Craft Collides With Ship in Dardanelles Bomber Base At Little Rock Wins Approval Defense Department Lifts Freeze en Big Installation WASHINGTON (.71—The Defense Department today authorized construction to go ahead on an air force medium bomber base at Little Rock, Ark. Rep. Hayes (D-Arw) was notified in a letter from the Air Force that "all constructions planned for that installation have been approved except for the deferment for further consideration of a minor item for telephone facilities." The Air Force told Hayes that approximately 22 million dollars has been set aside for construction at the base, a few miles north of Little Rock. "I am delighted that the Defense Department has unfrozen this project," Hayes said. "This means the removal of the last barrier standing; in the way of this imnortant base." The Little Rock base was authorized by Congress a year ago and money for its construction was voted. Work" has b.nen held up,, however, under au order for a new study of the essentiality of al! spending const-ruction work- Since the freeze order became effective last January residents of Hope, Ark., have proposed that an unused base at Hope be used to eliminate the necessity of new . construction. i ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — The former U. S. submarine Bumper, now the Turkish Dumlupinar, sank in the Dardanelles early today and the Turkish navy announced that 89 persons were trapped in her. • —•— * The Dumlupinar collided with a Swedish merchant ship. The office of the chief of staff of Turkish naval forces in Ankara said radio-telephone communications had been established with the sunken submarine by rescuers, prov- j ing that there were survivors aboard. The office said five men who were on the deck at the time of the collision were taken off but one died later of injuries. The other four were hospitalized. j An earlier communique said all five were killed and has listed 74 trapped in the hull-34 in the flooded and smashed bow and 40 in the still intact stern. This gave rise to an assumption that at least the 34 in the bow were dead. Salvage operations were started at once when the submarine was located by a buoy which it released. Cassady At Scene XT. S. Vice Adm. John H. Cassady, commander of naval support and striking forces of NATO's South European command .rushed the U. S. destroyer Hawkins to the scene | of rescue operations. On board the | Hawkins were doctors, trained div| ers and a supply of medicines. j .A score or more ships of the U. S. | Sixth Fleet were in Turkish waters S on a courtesy visit, and Cassady an- j nounced that an its facilities were ! at the disposal of the Turkish navy. 1 The French-language newspaper CARRIER BOYS LITE BIKES — Blytheville Jaycees' free "lite-n-bike" program, being hekl today in conjunction with their sale of reflective scotch-lite safety tape on Railroal Street, is i inaugurated by carrier boys of the Courier News. The silver scotch-lite tape was given to all boys and girls bringing bicycles to Main and Railroad Streets today. (Courier News Photo) ' In Spite of Peace Talk — Dulles Indicates U.S. Pushing Ahead with Defense Build-Up By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — Official tagging of Red Russia as still a grave danger to the free world clearly indicated today the Eisenhower administration, while welcoming Communist peace talk, intends to push ahead with the Western defense buildup. Secretary of State Dulles told a news conference yesterday that nothing so far and nothing likely in the Red peace offensive has changed the basic situation of the Soviet's aggressive threat. He pictured Kremlin policy as* essentially unaltered and "deeply hostile." He said Russian peace overtures actually are responses, at least in part, to the "strong policies" of the administration in both Asia and Europe. The secretary called for continued defensive strength and progress toward developing the Istanbul said the Dumlupinar was j proposed European Defense Corn- returning from NATO maneuvers at j munity, under which West Ger- E0sfrer Seal Fund School children participatms; in "Crippled Childrens Day." held in Mississippi County schools have added $43.04 to the Easter Seal fund, according to Mrs. Joe F. Pride. Jr., school chairman of the drive. Schools who helped the drive, and have turned in their collections are: Central, 310.03; Lange, S7.4G; Sudbury, §12.60: Lost. Cane, $1.45; Bondsville. S6.00: Dell (Negro) $2.50: Little River, i Negro) $3.00; and Victoria (Negro) $2.00. The Easter Seal drive is being conducted by the Blytheville Junior Auxiliary, with Mrs. Oscar Fendler as chairman. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Bums, New York. Phils picked In that order in National LeaffiiR . . . Athletics need half an infield . . . Spnrts . . Page 5 ... . . . Society news . . Page 2 ... the time of the accident. Adm. Koroturk was first reported aboard the craft, but the Turkish general staff said that was a mistake. The submarine, a .,1,526 / ton ~iLJ'U a^Merred ..Iv'-^i'Cf^FurkJ'il, 1 * navy in 1944 under a U/ S. military aid agreement, collided with the Swedish ship Naboland, 4.000 tons, at a point about three miles north of Canakkale, a port near the southern end of Dardanelles Strait, and went down in 132 feet of water. Ca,nakkalc is near the scene of the recent disastrous earthquakes in Western Turkey. The Dunlupinar was equipped j with a snorkel underwater breathing device, but presumably the depth prevented its use. | Contact Made t 'The Istanbul newspaper Hergun quoted rescuers who reached the scene as saying the survivors in the stern had wirelessed, "we all are safe in the submarine. Rescue us. We have air to last only a few hours." Rescue teams and equipment were rushed from Golcuk, a naval base, and were expected to reach the scene in a few hours. U. S. naval informants at Istanbul said some American submarines were only about 10 miles away and 1 would be rushed to the scene. j Two newspapers, Son Posta and Aksam reported without confirma- j tion elsewhere, that joint American-Turkish naval maneuvers were to start five days hence near Chanakkale. U. S. Ships Due Several ships of the American fleet, including the cruiser Roa! noke, six destroyers, six submarines, two minesweepers and a supply vessel, were due at Izmir, See SUB Page 8 many would be re-armed. Dulles said his comments—subsequently issued as a formal statement by the State Department- expressed "the philosophy of the administration." " ?tn response to queries at his news conference, Dulles said he thought the cost of U. S. foreign aid for the fiscal year beginning July 1 could be appreciably reduced from the $7,600,000,000 proposed by former President Truman. This can be done without 1m- pa iri n g American objectives, Dulles said, by increasing effici- e n c y, eliminating unnecessary spending and buying more goods abroad. He, gave no details nor dollars-and-ccnts reduction figures. Program Worked In Paris, French Finance Minister Maurice Bourges - Maunory said a program for selling more French defense goods to the U. S. was worked out at the Franco- American talks in Washington last month. He gave no details. May Be Offered GOP Chairmanship WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Leonard W. Hi-II of Oyster Bay New York indicated after a White House conference today that he would take the Republican National Chairmanship if it is offered to him. —— * He said however that he could make no specific comment on whether he would take the job as long as he is wearing the robes of a judge. He is surrogate, or judge of'Wills and estates, in Nasau County, New York. Hall said the chairmanship came up in his conference with President Eisenhower only Very incidentally to discussion of his main purpose in coming here. He and Mrs, Richard Derby, daughter of the late President Theodore Roosevelt, invited the President to speak some time in Strikes Ended Both Are Settled Early Today; Labor Picture Brighter By The Associated Press The nation's two major strikes, making idle some 85,000 workers in steel and rubber plants, were set.lleri today. Agreements to end the strikes were reached within two hours of each other early this morning and considerably brightened the country's labor picture. The first settlement was announced in the two - day strike j by some 35,000 CIO United Rub' Lagging Red Cross Campaign In North Missed Is Extended The -1953 Red Cross fund campaign, lagging more than $7,500 behind Its goal of $18,000. has been extended indefinitely, it "'as announced today by R. A. Porter, drive chairman. * He said the drive is being extend- Weather ARKANSAS FORECAST — Fair this afternoon; partly cloud} and a little warmer Sunday and in northwest portion tonight. Widely scattered showers late Sunday or Sunday night. MISSOURI _ Increasing cloudiness and not so cool tonight; Sunday mostly cloudy with litle change in temperature; scattered showers or thundershowers likely south portion; low tonight 35 northeast to 45 southwest; high Sunday 55 to 65. Minimum this mornlriK—37. Maximum yesterday—65. Sunrise tomorrow—5:42. Sunset today—8:24, Preclp. 24 hours to 7 a.m.—none. Precip. since Jan. 1—18.84. Mean temperature (midway between tlfiri nnd low)—51. Normal menn for April—61, Tli's Date Usl Year Minimum this mornlnft—50. . Maximum yesterday—85. * Tnelf. JM. 1 «• «•«« UM. ' ed because some solicitors have been too busy to cover their territories. He also urged persons not yet contacted concerning the drive to mall their donations to the Red Cross chaper office here. Contributions to date totalSlO,- 477.32. Recent contributions include: Blytheville Business $50 — Grabers. $35 — Chester Caldwell. $25 — H. N. Swearengen. Bancroft Terry. $20 — Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Thomas. $15 — West Side Co-Op Gin. $10 — Schmucks Jewelry. A. H. Taylor. J. V. dates, $5 — Oscar Alexander Zellner's Slipper Shop W. L. Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Frederlckson, J. P. Friend, Ross Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. W..J. Rodgers. Wm. B. Mayo, Wayne S. Rhoades. Eddie W. Burks, Eunice L. Young. R. A Cary, M. J. Cuadra, James Nebhut, F. E. Atkinson, Clara Ruble, George D., Pollack. Jr., H, B. Richardson, Albert K. Taylor, J. F. Prultt, J. P. Harshman, C. W. Kapps. S3 — Nora Simpson, F. F. Berryhill, E. C. Metcalf, Marjorie Goodman. $2.50 — Roland Bishop, Elton Foster, Ernest McKenzle. H. A. Halnes. «2 - B. E.' Jaggcrs, Will McClel Dulles' expressions about Krem- j oer Workers against the U. S. Rublin peace maneuvers seemed to I i Jer company in 19 plants across take a different approach than (j le C0 untry. those voiced 24 hours earlier by Union and company officials in President Eisenhower. At his news Npw Y ork signed a new two-year conference Thursday, Eisenhower ] WQT ^ contract. A company spokes- said Soviet peace talk should be man sa ^ work at all plants would taken at face value until proved resume on Monday or "as soon ns unworthy of consideration. The essence of what Dulles said was that the American people and their allies should not be blinded "to the persistence of the danger production can be scheduled." Two hours later/ an agreement was reached in Pittsburgh ending a five - day strike of 1.500 Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen "At the moment," he said, "I against the Union Railroad. The see nothing which ends that dan- 1 walkout on the connecting line had ger or would justify us in changing I virtually halted all operations of any of our basic defensive policies, either alone or in conjunction with our allies." Even so, he satd, there are "possibilities of useful accommodation" between the two great power blocs. He cited as examples the See DULLES on Page 8 len, Walter J. Anders, Charle* •*• «U> CBOgg Pif* t W. Manila to Get Nurse for Nev/ Health Unit MANILA—Miss Georgia Lee Poe, a native of Manila, is slated to assume duties as county health nurse for the western part of the county with headquarters in the new Health Unit here May 1. The Health Unit, consisting ot three rooms, has been conslri-cted as an addition to the City Hall through Joint efforts of the city and the Manila Lions Club. Chairman of the Lions Club rom- mittee for the project, Bob McKinnon, said "the organization has underwritten about $1,000 of the cost of the unit, which has been under construction since January. Approximate cost of the entire job, which includes redecoration of the City Hall will be between $4,000 and $5,000, he said. The new office with a reception room, clinic room, and storage room, will provide facilities and health services for the entire district west of Big Lake, including Leachville. Miss Poe, who will have an office assistant, is being trained by the Stul" Health Dspnrimcnt ii'-rl is expected to compIcU her itudies by U. S. Steel Corp. in the Pittsburgh district nnri had made idle some 50,000 workers. Wages Not Issue The Union Railroad, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of U. S. Steel, was expected to resume operations immediately. It was expected that U. S. Steel plants would be back to full production within 48 to 72 hours. Wages were not the issue in either of the strikes. In New York, a joint announcement by union and U. S. Rubber Company officials said the new See STEEL Page 8 June at Oyster Bay when a national Roosevelt shrine will be dedicated at Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt's old home. Will Consider Invitation Hall said the President will consider the invitation. Earlier a high administration official had said Hall was well on the way to becoming the next GOP committee chief. The official, who preferred not to be quoted by name, said last night's endorsement of Hall by Gov. Thomas E..Dewey and other New York state Republican leaders removed a big obstacle in Hall's path. There had been re- Another Soviet Surprise By The Associated Press The Soviet Union, in an amazing reversal, announced today 13 doctors charged with killing top Soviet leaders were innocent and have been released. Christians the world over pondered the surprises from t[ie Kremlin as they prepared for Eaattr services with prayers and hopes for peace. Western diplomats nnd Korean*— ——• — — . negotiators were alert to take nny advantage that offers from the Soviet's new diplomacy look, whatever naked realism lies behind it. At Munsan, Korea, Allied and Communist liaison officers awaited a conference late today or tomorrow on Panmunjom to put the final touches on plans for a meeting Monday to arrange an exehang of sick and wounded prisoners. Switched signals from the Communists brought on the meeting. The Communists now say they are ready for armistice talks as well and President Eisenhower lias said they will be taken nt their word until the facts prove otherwise. Tha Moscow press and radio commented on these remarks favorably yesterday. Gen. Mark W. Clark, U. N. commander, said in an Easter message to his troops: "Our hearts hold new hope that we may be near an honorable end of this grim but imperative task of upholding with our lives the ideals which flow from the influence of Christ on mankind." Plot Was Fake Moscow's surprise announcement that the "doctor's plot," involving some Jewish physicians, was n fake and the medical men were falsely accused, will have internal and external repercussions. Following the disclosure of the doctors' arrest in January, the Soviet Union severed diplomatic relations with Israel. Whatever the internal power play behind the latest Soviet reversal, it seems to fit the current pattern o£ conciliation. Dispatches from Vienna today said that since Prime Minister Stalin's death n month ago there has been little no anti - semitism in the newspapers of the satellites. Whether the Kremlin is heading toward a reappronchment with Israel in its reconeilintory moves, is anyone's Sec POWs Page 8 U.S. Sabre Jets sm Allied Pilots Find Enemy Planes First Time in Five Days By FOKKKHT Kthvurds SEOUL Ml — U. S. Sabre Jets Irstroyert one Communist MIG and laniuged three others today, while on the Korean ground front Allied nfantrymen beat back two Chinese iUarlcs. Snbre pilots found MIG targets n sweeps over North Korea for ho first time in five davs. The Filth Air Force, in nnnounc- ng Saturday's bng, did not men- i tion Sabre losses. But in a weekly j ports of coolness between the for- aer , al sumrnary thc Air Force said j mer legislator and the Deweyites, dating back to Dewey's 1948 cam- J'^' paign for the presidency. ' Gov. Dewey denied any rift in plumping for Hall, now a £28,000- a-year Nassu County Judge, at a news conference UUe yesterday at Albany, N. Y. J. Russell Sprague, New York national committeeman, and William L. Pfcif- fer, state chairman, had endorsed Hall earlier in the day. Officials here obviously aware of what was going AM) ON THE THIKD DAY ..." — Blytheville residents to- ri ay wen; pn.'parinL; to celfbr.itu in churdics throughout the city tomorrow th<? joy OILS news that 20 centuries ago opened to mankind a new era of hope of salvation, fhnv/n in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church here, Ijciore (he cn^s still vi-ilc-d in ni-jurninp for Christ's death, are i Moore, who served as acolytes for jL-f>tnrd;iy. (CuuruT News Photo) Fred Hardiuvay <!eft> ; u three-hour Good Fnri -Y- # were in Allied planes wore .shot down combat during the week ending Friday night. Six MIGs were shot down, one I probably wns rio:;troyed nnd eight j planes were listed as lost to ground fire and five to "other causes," presumably mechanienl trouble. Nteht-flying B2B bombers roared across North Korea Saturday iP pre-dawn strikes. The Fifth said thev destroyed 78 Red supply Eastortime U.S.A.- » e/ „ /. f . ', „ iiie New York. It was indicated on t trucks and cut roads leading from i good authority that, barring some unexpected development, Hull would have President Eisenhower's approval before the National Committee elects a new chairman here next Friday to succeed the resigned Wesley Roberts oi Kansas. The fact that Dewey's statement See GOP I'afte 8 Communist areas to the battle- ! front. Soldiers of the U. S. 7lh Division threw back two Chiuewe attacks on the Western Front, not far from the scene of recent bloody fighting on Old Baldy. There were several other relatively light attacks elsewhere along the front. Airs. James C. Guard Named 'Woman of Year' • Mr*. Mrs. James C. Guard is Blytheville's "Woman of the Year." She was selected yesterday by a secret committee of Blytheville citizens on the basis of her civic, educational 'and religious activities of the past year. The seventh "Woman of the Year" to be named in annual select-ions sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Mrs. Guard will be honored at a tea April 12, Mrs. Guard was nominated by the Rotary Club. Currently president of the Blytheville Junior Auxiliary, she has directed the group's activities in connection with its milk project, visual old tests for children and establishment of Lange School for Exceptional Children. She Is active in work of the Red Cross, Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, Crippled Children's Association and Civic Mule Association, nnd was active in the MUblishment of th« poat-po- lio treatment center adjoining the Health Unit. Mrs. Guard Is superintendent of the Young People's Department of the First Methodist Church and active in the United Council of Church Women. People Will Worship By The Associated I'russ H stmif'one wen; to sit at the top of the sky and look down on all Miesi: United States toniurrov,' he would see some unusual sights and near .some unusual ^ouiuls. H wuukl be Americans observing Easter. He would sco thromis of prop].-- ( hu<;e natural amphitheater, where gathered on hillside;;, lighted j music- nnd drama will unfold the crosses, long processions winding 1 E:i-:l,?r <-f.orv. through parks and eitv streets, ! More than 50,000 are expected great mnsaicn of f lowers, hm;.e j for this midnif, r ht-to-dawn por- shirtiums with upturned thou.siinris ! trnval oi "thc Christiiin challenge ea r the , many - throated chanting of a At Rahk'hem, Pa., the Mova- Typhoid Fever Cose Reported A new case of typhoid fever .Jn Blytheville was reported by County Health Nurse, Mrs. Annabel Fill, today, bringing the total number of cases in this urea for the year to four. One death has resulted from typhoid this year, and Mrs. Fill emphasized axaln the need for all persons to gel lininiini/ntion shots cither from family physicians or nt the Health Unit hcr». prayers, the sturdy tones of vians— the "Easter people" who organs, the massed voices of "rent founded the city and started the choirs, and the blast of trombones J tradition of dawn Easter services in America— will send trombone choirs into the. hills to play at sunrise for itll the city to hear. in the woods." He would see children scampering on lawns filling baskets with [ bright, colored efigs, and red plumes on ladies' hats, and men j in new, dark suits with carnations j suck'f lapoK 8W ' nB " 1!! wnlkinB | Easter Forecast: For this Is how it will be tomorrow, on Easter inorimK—a montage of festival and worship, of display and devotion;s the map of the country. Long Before Dawn Should a stratospheric observer. with his telescopic; cyus and all- In the Wrst, hundreds of horse- See KASTEK Page 8 'Warm, PreWy' LITTLE ROCK W) — A U. 3. Weather Bureau spokesman said here today, "It looks like a warm, pretty Easter tomorrow." ' Ho predicted that early morning hearing cars, wiiti.-h closely, lie i worshippers will see partially clear would.see the beijinnimss of this Ukics for Sunrise Services planned mighty nntloiml pa';c:im in the in most c | ties ovcl . ._ hc st!v te. deep hours of night, louj! before | dawn. He would see miles of ln'ad- lij;h[fd automobiles stroannn'.: along Wii'hllft Mountain roiuls nc: Lawton, Okln., convening on a I Ing cloudiness. There might be some fog along rivers and low places early In the morninc he Raid. Temperatures later in the day will range in Ihc 70's with increas-

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