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BLYTHE VILLE COURIER NEWS irm VT TV XT,-> „« Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader VOL. XLIX—NO. 20 Blythevllle DaUy New Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOBTHEA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 13, 1053 Knowland Urges: Test Reds' Faith' Free Elections For All Korea Is His Suggestion By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Knowland (R-Calif.) proposed today that the United Nations test the faith of Russian peace moves with a demand for' free elections that might unite Korea. Knowland, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, joined Senators Taft (R-Ohio) and Wiley (R-Wis) in casting doubt on the Kremlin's .sincerity and in cautioning- against letting the free world's guard down. Knowland flew to San Francisco today to address a meeting of the , California State Dental Association, In a prepared text, made available here, he suggested the Corn- munisls may want' a truce in Korea so Russia can have a year or two to stockpile atomic bombs while it hopes the free world disarms. "It becomes greatly important that we now give the acid test to determine the good faith of these Communist proposals," he said. "A clear demonstration would be on their attitude toward the immed- ...Sen. Knowland...wants Reds tested... late holding of United Nations supervised free elections in North Korea. "Guarantee Independence" "Then, with a united, free Ko^ rea, the United Nations and the great powers should guarantee the independence, the territorial integrity and the neutrality of the Republic of Korea." Knowland suggested as further tests efforts to get an Austrian peace treaty ratified, and moves to force the holding of free elec lions in Poland and in Communist dominated China. Knowland's view about Sovie agreement to an Austrian peace treaty jibes with expressions by two foreign leaders—german Chan cellor Adenauer and Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia. Tito—in an interview at Belgrade See KNOWLAND on Page 5 A. G. Hall Fatally Hurt In Indiana Car Crash Atlas Gus Hall, 68, head of A. G. Hall and Co. auditing fiim In Blytheville, died Saturday night in a Greenfield, Ind., hospital about four hours after he was injured in an auto crash there. His wife. Mrs. Mattie Hall, was| Mr. Hall was the third Missis- only slightly injured and returned to Blytheville yesterday. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today, pending arrival of Mr. HaJJ's body from Greenfield. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. Members of the family said Mr. »,nd Mrs. H.all were drivuig across a four-lane'highway at Greenfield, where they had stopped at a tourist court, when an oncoming car crashed into theirs. Mr. Hall was thrown to the pavement. The accident occurred about 7 p.m. and he died In Greenfield Memorial Hospital about 11 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Hall were en route to Willard, O., to visit Mrs. Marel Franklin, his sister. Prom there they had planned to visit their daughter, Miss Mary Jo Hall, in Washington. D. C. Mrs. Hall was accompanied home from Greenfield by Mrs. Franklin, Miss Hall and her son. A. Benjamin Hall of Blytheville. They were joined here by another daughter, Mrs. James Lee Brook a~. d Mr. Brooks of Fort Wortl Texas, and Mrs. C. w. Beale < Memphis, a sister. Mr. Hall also is survived by tv, other sisters. Miss Bess Hall an Mrs. H. G. Wickham, both of BIj thcville.' Born in New Madrid. Mo., M Hall had been an accountant her 6ir.ce 1926. Earlier, he had been railroad telegraph operator. Five Marines i/s in Crash Of Bomber SIL-ER CITY, N. C. l.-Pl—Five Marines died in the flaming wreck ane of a medium torpedo bomber near here last night. The pilot anc anr" 1 *! 1 officer parachuted and sur vivrl. The plane was on the last leg of a round-trip training flight be- Iweon the Cherry Point (N. C.' Marine Station, its home base, anc the Glenview (111.) Naval Air Sla- tion. First Lt. George McHardy, 31 of Chicago, had radioed to the Greensboro, N. C.. airport that the plane was on fire. He and 1st Lt. E. A. Wilson were the only survivors. McHardy was not hurt seriously. Wilson, whose parachute was found only partially opened, was Hsled as critical at a hospital here. The Cherry Point public information office Identified the dead as: Cpl. J. J. Flanagan, 22, Chicago; Cpl. A. B. Koblske, 22, Berlin, WIs.; Cpl. C. J. Nowaczyk, 23, Chicago; Pfc. Carl E. Llndholm, 20, Northfield, 111., and Cpl. N. N. Leudke. sippi County resident killed in traffic accidents in the Greenfield cinity in a little more than six months. Last Oct. 5, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brinkley of Dell were killed In a head-on crash on Highway 40 6lx and one-half miles west of Greenfield. ' -- < • Acting Commander Homed tor Company M Second Lt. Herbert E. Graham, Jr., has assumed command.of Biy- thevllles' Company M, National Guard. Lieutenant Gruham !« to remain in command while Capt. R. E. Oreen Is undergoing: a 13-week course at Fort Eermiug, Gn. Capt. Green is regular commander of the unit, . I District VV5CS Meet to Open Tomorrow Methodist women of the North Arkansas Conference will open a three-day meeting at the First Church here tomorrow, with Mrs. Johnnie McClure of Springdale presiding. The opening session of the 13th annual meeting, beginning at 2 p.m. will feature a resentatlon of the work by the conference secretaries, directed by Mrs. Elmus Brown of Jonesboro. promotion secretary. Mrs William Wyatt will make the welcoming address for the Blytheville Woman's Society of Chi tlan Service, and Mrs. George Dl- singer of Blythevllle will Introduce guests. Miss Mildred Drescher, field worker for the Woman's Division of the Methodist Board of Missions, will be the guest speaker at the night session beginning at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Ben DeVoll of Paragould, conference treasurer, will conduct a pledge service. Mrs. McClure will give the president's message at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday after which the delegates will attend a World Federation luncheon. Speakers in the afternoon will be Mrs. W. F. Cooley of Fayetteville, secretary of literature for the South Central Jurisdiction society, and D. j. Blaylock, narcotic consultant for Arkansas. Dr. Matt L. Ellis, president of Hendrix College at Conway, will speak on "It's A Small Wojld" at 7:30 p.m. The conference will adjourn at noon (Thursday.. Congress Faces Full Schedule Easter Vacation Ends; Lengthy Sessions Likely By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) — The Easter vacation ends for the House today, and both it and the Senate have been alerted to expect a hard work schedule from here on if they vant to adjourn early in July. Long dally sessions and frequent Saturday meetings are likely. The House planned to skim hrough several' noncontroversial 'ills today.. The Senate, which had :o extended Easter recess, sched- 4led more debate on a bill to estab- ish state title to offshore submerged lands. That measure, under debate for more than a week already, may :eep the Senate busy al] this week. Investigations Continue Waiting behind it on the Senate docket is a controversial measure which would give the President power to freeie wages, prices and rents for as Ifcig as 90 days in a grave emergency. This bill would replace the wage-price-rent control act expiring April 30. Speaker Joseph W. Martin (R- Mass), boss of the House, has announced that Saturday sessions will be Ihe rule rather than the exception there from now until adjournment time. Appropriations bills will have TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS || Allied Soldiers Stage POW Swap' Dress Rehearsal' as Officers Settle Final Details INSPECT POW EXCHANGE POINT - Rear Adm, John Daniel Chief UN POW negotiator at Pamnunjom, leads a group of UN officers across a field at Panmunjom to inspect the place where actual exchange of prisoners can take place. (AP Wirephoto via radio fram Tokyo) Morse Sidetracks Ammunition Probe WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate inquiry into ammunition shortages was sidetracked temporarily today by the insistence of Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) that no committees meet during the Senate debate on the the right of way in the House as quickly as the appropriations committee can prepare them. Chairman Taber (R-NY) of that committee plans to send the bills to the House floor at the rate of two weekly, starting with the Interior Department's budget this week. Pressing for early consideration is a bill to extend the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act, due to ex- Mre June 12. House Ways and VIeans Committee hearings on this bill won't start until April 22. submerged oil lands issue. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith <R-|~ Me), chairman of the Investigating Senate ' Armed Services subcommittee, called off today's hearing. She said she hoped Morse would change his position so the inquiry could be gotten underway again Wednesday. Normally, the Sene'e grants unanimous approval fcr ' mit- tees to continue their work while the Senate Is in session. But Morse has said he would not give his approval to such meetings during the , , ., , , , Senate debate on submerged lands, Meanwhile, at both ends of the \ cxp e c ted to continue nil veek. iapitol, the investigations which have made most, ol: -i;he headlines tills. .CQEgrs^iS^Wiir t;ur.j:;-:ue. Among other things, they deal with :ommunlsm, influence, ammuni- ion supplies. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Democratic leader, said 'esterday he anticipates from the Slsenhower administration "little lew and far-reaching legislation." "Judging from the statements bus far issued, this administration eems to feel we have had enough," Johnson said in a broad- _. , __ ^ cast recorded tor Texas stations, munition supply in Ihls country i • •dangerously depleted." Although current supplies in the Far East, including Korea, may be adequate, he said, "there still is not enough ammunition." In advance of the hearing post- postponement, Sen. Smith commented: Phone Rate Hike Hearing Begins $2 Million More Revenue Needed, SW Bell Claims .ITTLE ROCK W)—Southwestern "Possibly they are right." Self-Inflicted Wound Fatal to Former Resident A former Blytlleville resident, John Hooper Nave of Warden, Mo., died at his home yesterday morn- Ing of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The 73-year-old farmer, who had lived most of his life around Blytheville, committed suicide yesterday with a .22 caliber rifle in a barn behind the home of his son, Clyde Nave, with whom he lived, Femi- scot County Coroner John German of Hayti said. Born in Kentucky, Mr. Nave had resided in Wardell for two 'years. Coroner German said he had been in ill health for some time. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. J. A. Dudash. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery. He Is survived by three other ions, Herbert Nave, with the Army in Germany, Walter Nave, with the Army at Fort Benning, Ga., and Earl Nave of Sikeston; and three daughters, Mrs. Gale Logsdon of Indiana, and Mrs. Margurett Logs:on and Mrs. Mable Hopper, both of Chicago. Three Pentagon . generals, re-1 Bell.. Telephone Company said to- day^SjIiyneeds additional revenues of*jriiore than $2 .million a year to meet, higher wages and income taxes. The Company Is seeking a permanent Increase of $2.3 millions in telephone rates. The Public Service Commission began hearings on the request today. The rate boost went Into effect last Sept. 21 under bond, providing lhal the difference between the temporary and previous rates would be refunded lo customers if Ihe new increase was deemed unjustified. Ed L. Wright, Southwestern Bell attorney, said that wages had increased $1.2 million since the last rate Increase and that Income taxes had risen from 38 to 52 per cent. Additional revenues of $490,000 a year are required to meet apparent that there has | these higher taxes, he added. sncmsible for prod:^^h, distribtu! day ^ don and stockpiling' of -Atmy • am- ' " r ' K munition, had been called to testify today, and Sen. Smith had said that "broad and searching questions" were to be asked. She told reporters that Morse's position will be a "terrific handicap" in gelling the ammunilion inquiry completed, and In carrying on other business. Sen. Byrd (D-Va) said In an In- lerview, meantime, that the am- "It is been much red tape which was not effectively dealt with by Army officials. .. . The ammunition program did not receive the driving force it deserved." during and outside the previous hearings, has gone on record in favor of a complete overhauling of Army ordinance. And he said the entire Pentagon defense program may need revising with businessmen replacing generals and admirals In key posts on contracts and production. Secretary of the Army Stevens won praise from some of the investigating senators this week end with his report that new ammuni- Wrlght declared that an addition- by the company due to increased al $50,000 Is required annually by the company due to increased investment costs. Company Attorney Blake Downie told the Commission that Bell has averaged only two per cent on Its Arkansas operations since the end of World War 11, and "in no year has the company earned more lhan four per cent. The company says if It were earning a return of six per cent See PHONE on 1'age 5 and supplies in Korea are now "in | good shape." lion produclion Is now under way i All-State Insurance Office Opens Here But Stevens, in testimony Fri-1 <n, p .,, cj to)o T , „•„„ day, agreed with Byrd thai the j formed and operated by Sears. Roe!' over-all ammumtion supply still Is j buck and Co. has opened an office r> ' tar Irom adequate. He said the nige stocks remaining from World in the companys order office at 217 West Main here. Wai II have been badly depleted, Neal Geurian, Blytheville Insur- leavmg little stockpile against a ance man. has been appointed full- possible global war. I time representative President Flies To Augusta for Sliorf Vacation Budget Director Goes Along; So Does Scortie 'Skunky' WASHINGTON W) — p r e side] Eisenhower and his family—wife mother-in-law, daughter - in-Ian grandchildren, plus their dog—took off in the rain today for a golfing vacation in Augusta, Oa. Two passengers — in addition to the black scottie "Skunky" — were added to the list at the last moment—Budget Director Joseph M Dodge and Maj. Gen. Howard Synder, the President's personal physician. An aide said there was no particular reason for the two additions However the presence of Dodge in- iicated Eisenhower plans to work on JUdget matters during his Georgia Stay. A small staff of White House aides also was accompanying the President. Hube plans to stay at least a week at the Augusta National Golf Course on his third visit, here since Ihe November election and his second as president. Eisenhower will interrupt hi: vacation Thursday to fly back to Washington to address a luncheon meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The importance of the speech Is underscored by arrangements for television and radio broadcast on all national networks. To Work on Speech The White House said Elsen- hower plans to work on the speech in Augusta between rounds of golf. The theme Is understood to be foreign policy, and there have been reports Ihe President may set forth a specific program designed to test the sincerity of Russian peace overtures. Elsenhower has said he Is accepting those overtures at face value so long as the Soviel Union does nothing to discredit them. Bui lie said In a speech yesterday that Communist forces threaten the Western Hemisphere and "strike the very ideals by which our people live." Addressing .representatives of 21 American republics meeting here In the Pan American Union auditorium, he said: "These forces are seeking to bind nations not by trust but by fear. They seek to promote, among those of us who remain unafraid, the deadliest divisions—class against against class, people against people, nation against nation. . . . "Against those forces the widest oceans offer no sure defense. The seeds of hate and of distrust can be borne winds that heed no frontier or shore. Spirit Only Defense Reds Submit New Request For Truce Talk Resumption By KOBERT B. TUCKMAN MUNSAN, Korea (AP) — Allied soldiers and Marines today staged a dress rehearsal covering every detail of the exchange of sick and wounded Korean War prisoners, which begins next Monday. United Nations and Communls staff officers earlier today settlec final details of the dramatic ex change. Tlie agreement was signed Saturday in a ceremony at Pan munjom. At the signing the Reds sub milled their latest request for re newal of full-scale armislice lalks broken off by Ihe U. N. lasl Oct 8. The U. N. has not replied. Peiplng radio announced the first convoy of \ sick and woundei Allied prisoners would start for thi exchange site today. The 23 vehi cles will arrive at kaesong Thurs day and remain there four days aefore the actual swap begins. The TJ. N. pressed for an earlier star but the Reds refused. U. S. Marines, British and Soulh Korean troops played the part ol sick and wounded prisoners as J. N. medical and security per^ sonnel held a realistic dress rehearsal fofr the exchange. Taylor Witnessed Drills Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, Eighth Army commander, headec an array of high officers who witnessed the drill five miles south of Panmunjom, At the truce village earlier, the Communists handed over a further ireakdown of nationalities of fthe iOO ailing POWs they said they would exchange. The Reels said a group of 15 not ireviously identified would includ' irlsoners from Turkey, Canada, jreece, The Netherlands, The Phil- ppinus. South Africa, Australia nd Colombia. The Reds previously announced lie prisoners they would return ncluded 45 South Koreans, 120 Mnericans and 20 British soldiers, rhe Allies will return 5,800 sick nd wounded—5.100 North Koreans nd 700 Chinese. Today's dress rchsarsa! Included olh Ihe giving and Ihe taking of rlfioners. The first stage was an nactment of delivery of Red prls- ners. The second was the recelv- ng of Allied POWs and moving icm to Freedom Village near /Iiinsan for medical treatment and Se« POWs on iV B c 5 Korea Air War Stepped Up by Clear Weather Texas Ace Downs 1 MIG; New Jersey Back in Action By STAN CARTER SEOUL W—A Texas let ace shot down another Red Jet fighter today as clear weather brought more battles between Allied Sabres and Communist MIGs. On Sunday, Allied Sabres destroyed seven MIGs and probably destroyed another. The ground war continued un- abaled on the fl55-mile front. Allied soldiers and Reds mixed in 3D small fights last night and Communist staff officers today completed arrangements for next Monday's exchange of sick and wounded prisoners. East Coast Pounded The battleship New Jersey re- urned to Korean action and unlim- jered her 16-Inch guns on Com- nunisl targels In Chongjin, in deep Mortheast Korea. Seventy - five lavy warplanes and the cruiser Los Angeles Joined in slashing Red east coast strong points, the NaV said. The New Jersey's big guns, scoring seven direct hits in as nany minutes, destroyed Chong- In's main communications build- 'g. the Navy said. Ma], James P. Hagerstrom of Tyler, Tex., ran his MIG destruc- ion total to 6V-> In a dogfight be- ween fofur Sabres and eight IIGs. Fifth Air Force fighter-bombers il Communist supply and person- el facilities in Northwest Korea nd gave close support on the bat- line. "Our defense, our only defense, Is in our own spirit and our own will." In the same speech. Ihe President announced that he is sending his brother. Dr. Milton S. Bison- ommunisis Take Their Turn In 'Battle of POW Percentages 1 TOKYO (AP) — The Communists took their turn today In ths "battle of the percentages" on ...jk and wounded prisoners ol the Korean War to be exchanged. The Reds' Peiplng radio snldf~ claims by "some sections of the j U. S. press" that the Americans • are oilering to return 7 per cent I of the Reds held are "of course. I fallacious." It said 4.3 per cent Is correct. Previously, the chief U. N. POW negotiator, Rear Adm. John C. J.G. Sudhury, Jr., To Edit Traveler' J. Graham Sudbury. Jr., son of Municipal Judge and Mrs. J. Daniel, had termed the Reds' of- I Graham Sudbury. Sr.. of Blythevllle incred-1 has been named managing editor of the 1953-54 Traveler, the Uni- fer of 600 Allied prisoners ibly small." South Korean Brig. Gen. Choi \ vi'rsity of Arkansas student news- orts being pressed to bring a bel See PRESIDENT on Page 5 What Do You Want to Do about New Sewers? Just what do the people of Blytheville intend to do, if anything, about getting a new sewer system? That's the question which Is be- Mayor Dan Blodgett and other members of City Council. The city fathers feel they may be approaching an Mark and send this ballot lo The Courier News Indicate your feelings in regard to solution of Blytheville's sewer .problem by voting "for" or "against" — A proposal to issue $1,300,000 in revenue bonds to finance construction of a city-wide sewer system, with these garding the sewer sitTattoif "'. , bond ? to be retire(1 b >' assessing cacli user a sewer charge Dasecl on his average wintertime water consumption: FOR long overdue for action on the part of citizens. As of now, the city is backing the report of the 15-man committee which the Chamber of Commerce set up at Mayor, Blodgett's request. This group, after about three months of study, recommended financing the |1.3 million project with revenue bonds. It would mean each citizen would pay from 75 to 100 per cent of his monthly water bill. This is »n approximation, the committee, pointed out In Its report. As of now, the Council wants to find out If Interest In this proposal Is running high enough to warrant calling a special election on It. Here li your opportunity to CM* AGAiNST g Any type of sewer finance plan — bearing in mind that all workable plans for the system Blytheville needs will cost you something: FOR AGAINST D -- D an unofficial but potentially revealing ballot on the matter. If you do not believe the sewer situation justifies spending the money required for n new system, you may also indicate this on the ac- oompuiying ballot. This ballot Is for use by all the residents of Blythevllle, and the usual legal voting requirements -such as poll tax receipts, length of residence, etc.,-do not apply. If the extent of your feelings cannot be expressed by marklnf thli ballot, or If you have any suggestion as to how the sewer problem can be solved, the Courier News urges you to write a "letter to the editor," While the ballots do not need to be signed, letters to the editor must Include the signature of the writer. As usual, names will be withheld upon request. The last special election concerning the city's sewer system was a dismal failure. Under an administration-backed plan to purchase the Blythevllle Water Co., Ihe Council's Finance Committee had what It considered a sound plan. But after going to the time'', trouble and expense of calling and advertising a special election to vote on that plan, a disappointing 25 per cent of the city's qualified voters showed up to make their wishes known. The plan was defeated handily by those voting, however. And now, the city Is faced with calling another election . , . and Is faced with gcttlni: another llfrht .vote, another "No" vote cast In 1U f»c*. Already the town is beginning to feel the effects of not having a sewer system in keeping with its progress In other fields. At an open meeting last mo*nth, a representative of the state Health Department said his office would Issue no okay fpr the new 70-bed county hospital here until something was done to Improve sewace di.spo.sal facilities. The badly-crippled and outmoded system now In use can halt the city's quest for Industries and, more important, has bee/ scored by experts us a po.sslbl' menace to the health ol citizen now Living in Blytlleville. In order to determine just how the people of the city feel regarding their sewers, the Courier News will print the ballot found on this page for one week. These balloCs should be returned to the Courier News. In this manner, the newspaper feels that both City Council and the entire community may glean Information which will facilitate planning In regard to Blyihe- vllle'i Number On« problem. ilding 12,000 The Communists are holding about 12,000 U. N. prisoners, including at least 3.198 Americans. They have offered to return 600 In all, including 120 Americans. Peipinff said today the 600 included those "not s e r 1 o u s I y sick and wounded who . . . should be accommodated In neutral countries." The Allies hold some 132.000 Chinese and North Koreans, and have offered to return 5,800. But of the 132,000, about only 83,000 are willing to return, the U. N. says. A 7 per cent figure could come From using the 89,000. The Reds' 4.3 (nearer 4.-1) fig urc comes from using all 132,000 Reds held. They said today, as hey have before: "There are no (Red) POWS who re unwilling to BO home." Opener Washed Out WASHINGTON (/P) _ R!i ] n f orced postponement today of a Washington-New York game which was 'to have opened the American League baseball season. Weather Inside Today's Courier News . . 291.000 to view major league's opening pinics today and tomorrow . . , Spnrta . . . Page 7 ... . . Cherry »ay.i won't ram tax revision down people's throats . Pane 3 ... . . Society news , , . Page Markets Page 5 - ARKANSAS — Fair this afternoon and tonight; a little warmer in the west portion. Lowest 35 to 45 tonight with scattered frost In the east portion. Tuesday partly cloudy and a little warmer. MISSOURI _ Fair tonight, a lit- tie warmer west and north; scattered frost cast; partly cloudy Tuesday, warmer east; low tonight 30j east. 34-40 west; high Tuesday 5565. Maximum Saturday— 6t. Minimum yesterday—47. Minimum this morning—37. Maximum ytstcrday—53. Sunrise tomorrow—5:30. Sunset today—9:31. Preclp. 48 hours to 7 a.m.—.11. PreClp. since Jan. 1—17.59, Mean temperature (midway between high and low}—59.5. Normal and mean (or April—91. Tills Date Last Year Minimum tills mornlnff— 65. Maximum yesterday—52. Freclp. Jan. 1 to d«U— It.W,

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