The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1953 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 7, 1953
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX—NO. 15 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Bridges Discusses Federal Spending With Eisenhower Cut Possible Without Impairing National Security, Solon Claims WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bridges (R-N.H.) said after a conference with President Eisenhower today that i'ed- eral spending "can be cut all along the line — including defense — without impairing efficiency or national security." Bridges, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee had breakfast with Eisenhower at the White House. The New Hampshire lawmaker told newsmen afterward that he and the President discussed the whole problem of federal spend i r. Bridges said his own conclusion was that reductions can be made in every phase of the budget, including defense, without "impairing efficiency or national security." Only For Himself Asked whether Eisenhower agreed with him on that, Bridges replied he was speaking only for himelf. He added that Eisenhower had asked him not to talk about th,e President's feeling regarding spending. "We went over the various Balanced Budget And Tax Relief Asked by CED Group Believes Tax And Spending Cut Both Possible By FRANK O'BRIEN WASHINGTON Wj—The Committee for Economic Development today expressed belief government spending can be brought into balance with income in the coming fiscal year without giving up scheduled tax reductions. This would mean trimming a little over 6'/2 billion dollars out of spending for the 12 months starting July 1 as projected by former President Truman. The CED said taxes should not be cut until economies to balance the budget have been devised. The CED is a national organization of businessmen and economists formed after World War II to study the economy iaud government economic policies, and to make recommendations. Today's report on tax policy was made public by Frazar B. Wilde, chairman of CED's Research and Policy Committee, who is president of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company of.Hartford, Conn.; and J. Cameron Thomson, chairman of CED's tax subcommittee, who is president of Northwest Ban- corporation, Minneapolis. The report discussed a balanced budget only in terms of balancing the nation's "cash...budget." This is a bookkeeping record of all money See CED on Page 16 Weather ARKANSAS—Considerable cloudiness; a little warmer this afternoon and tonight. Scattered thunderstorms Wednesday and in northwest tonight. Cooler extreme northwest Wednesday. MISSOURI—Cloudy and windy, tonight and Wednesday with thun- | dershowers tonight and in north | and east Wednesday; warmer south j and east: low tonight in the 40s; high Wednesday 50s north 60s south. Minimum this morning—42. Maximum yesterday—53. Sunrise .tomorrow—(i:38. Sunset today—6:26. Precip. 24 hours to 7 a.m.—.06. Precip. since Jan. 1—17.47. Mean temperature (midway between hK'h and low)—47.5, Normal mean for April—61. This Dale Last Year Minimum this niornlm;—35, Minimum yesterday—58. Precip. Jan 1 to date—18.45 $9 MILLION RELEASED FOR BASE phases that could be cut without injuring either efficiency or national defense," Bridges said. He added that no final conclusions were reached. Asked how much he felt it might be possible to cut the $78,600,000,000 proposed budget submitted to Congress by former President Truman, Bridges replied he was not ready to make an estimate. Earlier Sen. Dirksen (D-I11) said that if there is a truce in Korea the armed services can and must take a "substantial reduction." "Were going to be in a fix if we don't balance the budget and we can't do it without cutting military spending," Dirksen said in an interview. Sen. Russell (D-Ga) and, Sen. Sparkman (D-Ala), meanwhile, said that whether a cease-fire comes in Korea or not, the arms budget should not be slashed so deeply as to lower this nation's guard against a Soviet regime suddenly talking as if it wants peace. And Sen. Duff (R-Pa) said Jt- would be "possibly a fatal r take" if the U. S. should relax its efforts . But Dirksen, voicing sentiments which may be held by a sizeable number of colleagues, declared: "I know the arguments that what we are doing in the military way aimed at making us secure against any Russian threat, but if hting stops in Korea it stands to reason that there can be some retch-out, with the emphasis put , buying the things we need most." Russell, former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he thinks "we've already gambled with destiny in the stretch- out already in effect" in procurement of military supplies. Bcnson Raps Critics — Democrat Policy Blamed For Farm Price Slump DENVER (AP) — Secretary of Agriculture Benson today accused political foes of making a "deliberate attempt" to unload responsibility for a farm price decline onto the Eisenhower administration. — + "Fear of another depression, which smolders in the thinking of every farmer who experienced that catastrophe, was awakened, and, I regret to say, deliberately fed | by some who sought to embarrass the administration," he said. The truth of the matter, the GOP farm chief said, is this: "The Inside Today's Courier News .. .Oklahoma A&M announces full compliance to NCA...Sports ..Page 8... ...We're giving; away our atom secrets.. .Page 2... ..Society news... Page 4... ...Markets.. Page 16... Mrs. Sheppard Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter Plea Is Switched From Not Guilty to First Degree Murder The murder trial of Mrs. Mildred Sheppard was over before it started this morning. A packed courtroom, after waiting most of the morning for proceedings to begin while conferences were taking place, heard Bruce Ivy, attorney for Mrs. Sheppard, enter a plea of guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Mrs. Sheppard was charged with fatally shooting her husband. Roy Sheppard, cab company owner, in a cafe here last October 3. Following the plea. Circuit Judge Charles Light excused the jury and announced that final disposition of the case would be postponed until later in the term. ,^~L~ The trial was schedu^u [yesterday afternoon, but was delayed until this morning when one of the jurors chosen yesterday morning was granted an emergency excuse, and extra jurors had to be summoned. State Uiw provides a penalty of two . to seven years for voluntary la* 1 " -'-fi t rt '"H-xi^fii Hie ad- jouiMnent Prosecuting Attornej H O. Pal-Mow said his office "opposes clemency" in the judgment of the case, which will be left up to the court. Court is scheduled to resume tomorrow With the trial of J. B. Leabold, charged with sodomy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. chickens are coming home to roost. They are not our chickens, but we've got to take care of them. We inherited them along with other items in our legacy." Benson, in a speech prepared for the National Farm and Ranch Congress of the Denver Chamber of Commerce, said he had earlier resolved not to reply to false charges. "But in the Washington scene, Christian forbearance seemingly is interpreted as an admission of guilt. We have no choice but to make the record clear." Benson named no names in his prepared text. A good many Democrats, and a few Republicans, have been critical hi Congress of what they termed his failure to do anything about falling farm prices. "Inheritances Listed" Benson listed these items as being among the Eisenhower administration's "inheritances": (1) A dollar fallen 50 per cent in value in 10 years; (2) a na- Defense Agency Approves Outlay Of Added Funds Remainder of Initial $11,000,000 Also Likely to Be Okayed Department of Defense today released an additional S9 million for reactivation of Blythtville's air base, Senator •John MeClellan's office disclosed today. At the request of the Courier News. Senator MeClellan's staff queried the Corps of Engineers in Washington this afternoon. They (the engineers) said they have been instructed by the Defense Department to release the UN and Communists Reach Agreement on ROW Swap; Reds Suffer Heavy Jet Loss million. This order, they said, will be transmitted to Little Rock district engineers tomorrow. This money is to be used, for runway extension, parking apron, at least one hangar and some dormitories. Other construction projects are included in the release. Approval of only a little more than S9 million of the scheduled 511 million base does not mean the program has been reduced, according to reports from Washington. Release Is "Piecemeal" The Defense Department is releasing funds only to the extent that they can be used with reasonable alacrity. Woman Jailed For Shop-Lifting Shop-lifting from at least one Blytheville store resulted in a fine of S25 and one day in jail for Lucille Mason in Municipal Court yesterday. The Negro woman was apprehended by Norwood Courtney, manager of Sterling's Stores here, It was exactly one week ago ,, ii , „„= viii j ., loday thal word was received that debt of 265 billion dollars: the Defense Department had giv- • 16 per cent decline m I en a "go-ahead" sign to the Corps the previous two , of Engineers for some $20,000 in \eaib, (4) high, rigid farm production costs which those who "planned the inflation left us"; (5) price supports that are putting farm products "into storage rattier than into stomachs" and are "up- Sec DEMOCRAT on Page 1$ Plans for Cotton Carnival Royalty Visit Here Made Parks Kinnett, president of the Memphis Cotton Exchange, and Chauncey Harbour, divisional chairman of the Memphis' Cotton Carnival's goodwill tours, conferred with Mayor Dan Blodgett and representatives of the city's civic clubs here yesterday. The two men are laying groundwork for an appearance by the Memphis King and Queen of Cotton who will arrive here about noon April 20. An entourage of about 50 is to accompany the royal couple to Blytheville, one stop on a journey which will take them to other Northeast Arkansas and South- work on the base here. Reactivation was approved on an appropriation of $11,000,000 by Congress. That portion released by Defense Department last week provided for construction ot crash, fire and rescue facilities as well its a cold storage plant. Corps of 'Engineer 'spokesmen have indicated that plans and specification might not be ready for several weeks. The Engineers must advertise for bids for 30 days prior to letting contracts. after she had picked up some i east Missouri towns. . candy in his store Saturday. He turned her over to police, who found she had Hems from S. H. Kress and Co., and Montgomery-Ward. Blytheville High School is to be on hand to greet The band the group when it arrives here. Plans also are being made to entertain the Memphlans with She failed to produce sales slips j dinner following their public ap- Deer to Speak At Scout Court County Judge Philip Deer will be principal speaker at Leachville Thursday night when Boy Scouts from North Mississippi County District go up for advancement awards. The court of honor, arranged by District Advancement Chairman Dick Watson, will be in Leachville's Baptist Church at 8 p.m. Others who will appear on the program include Cecil Lowe, J. D. Wells, Lewis Welnberg, Dr. T. N. Rodman, Jim Gardner and District Chairman Jim Cleveland. Mr. Watson will preside over the court which will make awards from Tenderfoot through the rank lOMIGsHit; Koreans Lose Strategic Hill By FOREST EDWARDS SEOUL (AP) — Tough South Korean infantrymen twice won and twice lost a strategic Central Front hill today, while in the air U. S. Sabre jets destroyed or damaged 10 Communist MIGS. The Eighth Army said troops of the Third ROK Division were driven off the hill in a bitter, bloody battle this evening, just two hours after the South Koreans had won the hill for the second time since dawn. At least 50 Reds were killed and 50 were believed to have been wounded in the; day's final battle, the Army briefing officer said. He added that frontline reports said a force of 100 to 180 Communists took part in the attack. Sabre pilots shot down two MIOS, probably destroyed another and damaged seven in dogfights high over North Korea, the Fifth Ail- Force said. Maj. Raymond E. Evans of Fort Walton, Fla., and Maj. Boy L. Reed of Santa Aan, Calif., were credited with bagging the two MIGS. • South Korean infantrymen attacked on the Central Front Tues- See WAR on Page 16 Even if Peace Comes — keds Aid Wounded Allied Gl PANMUNJOM. Korea W) — A badly wounded Puerto Rican Marine was rescued from no man's land early today after Chinese soldiers carried him part way to O. N. lines and called for American Marines to come get him. Four Marines and a Navy chaplain walked into no man's land and picked up the wounded Puerto Rican while a squad of Communist soldiers stood nearby. The Chinese left him on a stretcher, lying in a Korean cemetery. He was clad only in long winter underwear and a sweater. Then a Communist loudspeaker boomed out: "Attention all officers and men: "We one of your wounded. "Send two men as soon as possible forward of your left flank position. Everything was done for him that was possible. We will allow you to come as far as the defilade area without firing on you." A reinforced Marine squad started immediately. Pfc. Hector S. Echabarria of Santurce. Puerto Rico, See WOUNDED on Page Hi Must Keep Force Near Korea, Ike Says WASHINGTON (API — President Eisenhower said today that even if peace comes in Korea "our men and those of our allies will have to stay in that region quite a while." Only Minor Details Remain To Be Settled By ROBERT B. TUCKJIAN MUNSAN, Korea (AP) — The United Nations and the Communists agreed today to exchange all sick and wounded prisoners of the nearly-thrte- year-old Korean War. Actual mechanics of the exchange still must be worked Dtit. But there were only min- ir disagreements, and Allied officers said they anticipated no trouble reaching swift settlement. The Reds said they Would report within the next day or so how many disabled prisoners they would deliver to Panmunjom for the exchange, which could start within a week after plans are completed. Civilian war internees will be included. The senior Allied liaison officer, Hear Adm. John c. Daniel, said the Communist attitude "is very favorable at this point," and developments were "encouraging." Negotiations at Panmunjom went so smoothly Tuesday observers here voiced hope the talks will pave the way to a Korean truce. Total talking time was 36 minutes. Maj. Gen. Lee Sang Cho, head of the Red liaison team, said tha nine-point plan submitted by Adm. Daniel Monday should be the basis for the swap. He said the Communists agree to roughly half of It- See POWs on Page 16 Eisenhower made the statement in a brief informal talk at the an- ! mini meeting of the United De- I fcnse Fund, Inc., at the Statler Hotel. i His suggestion that peace seems a possibility came atop an earlier I White House [Inscription o! the United Nation.'.-Communist agreement on repatriation of sick and wounded prisoners as "encouraging." The United Defense Fund raises money to support such programs as that of the United Services Organization (USO). Elsenhower told the meeting that if a Korean armistice is arranged, thre will be possibly an even greater need for such programs as the USO in Korea. Then lie added that even if peace comes in Korea, "our men and those of our allies will have to stay in that region quite a while." "A Trying Period" The President added that a post- armistice period would be "a try- I ing period." He said "the impatience of Americans" would become evidence alter any armistice, and that the. services performed by the United j Defense Fund would help alleviate j "gripes" of soldiers who would j See on Page 16 Ho Developments Qsceofo Suicide OSCEOLA — Nothing new was known today concerning the apparent suicide of Earlene Tetter, 19 venrs old today, who is believed to have thrown herself in the Mississippi Hivnr at the Jacksonville landing near here. Miss Tetter has been missing since Saturday evening. Deputy Sheriff Cliff Cannon said today that no efforts have Been made to drag the river. Rough and rising Water made it appear useless to try to. find the body, he said. Thi.' only clues to the whereabouts of Miss Tetter remained the suicide note she left and some of her clothes found on the river bank Sunday. , SPECIAL SPORT DFNNETr ANOTHf ii DREifSIS SPECIAL ANOTHER DREWS SPECIAL BVD for '53 Opens Tomorrow- Merchants were trotting out a variety of bargains today In preparation for the opening tomorrow of the second year of the summer- long Blytheville Value Days trade promotion event. This year, Blytheville Value Days will be staged every other Wtdnwdajr, with (uUwrlblcg merchant* selecting special bargain* to be featured that day. As an added feature tomorrow,, a total of 500 silver dollars will be solil by participating merchants for 90 cents each. In the afternoon, a drawing to be held on Main Street will determine winners of $100 In merchandise certificates, No purchases are required to register, anl registrant! do not have to be present to win. Instead of cash, merchandise certificate. 1 ) In $5 denominations will be awarded. First place winner will receive $50 In crtlticates, second, third and fourth place winners will be given $10 In certificates and fifth through eighth place winners will each get one certificate. Samples of the bargains to be found In Blytheville stored tomor- row are shown above, At left; long-sleeve rayon gabardine sport shirts, regularly priced at $6.50, on sale at $4.SO. Second from left: a set of eight numbered cnrosel glasses, BVD-priced at 88 cents per set. Second from right: nylons, usually priced at $1, on sale tomorrow for 59 cents per pair. At right: sport dennet material, reduced from 38 cents to 28 cent* a yard for the BVD opener. (Courier New« l'hoio») I

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