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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWi SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1961 Spring Storm Brings Dust, Ice and Fire to Six Western States ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. W—A spring storm sweeping out of Canada today scattered towering dust clouds, ice and fire through six Western states. Forest fires in New Mexico and Arizona blazed under lashing winds. Gritty clouds of reddish dust as high as 20,000 feet blanked out Western skies from Southern Colorado and Eastern Arizona into Oklahoma and Texas. Motorists skidded on icy Colorado roads and 14 cars nnd trucks piled up in a blinding New Mexico sand storm. One person was killed and at least 10 injured in scattered accidents. Oklahoma farmers watched their crops as the mercury skidded to below freezing. Colorado and Wyoming ranchers were told to get livestock under cover as seven inches of snow from the north piled up at Big PIney, Wyo. Freezing rains and fog hit Oklahoma and Texas. More than 1,000 men were on the firelines in Southern New Mex ico attempting to control flames which swept from a sawmill spark through 13,440 acres of virgin pine In the Lincoln National Forest. Loss Is estimated at $804,000. Winds Whip Fires Forest rangers said hundreds of small spot fires were rushing ahead of the lines on winds up to 60 miles an hour last night. The Weather Bureau forecast continued winds an hour. U. S. 66 near Grants, N. M. Her husband, Paul, and daughter, Patsy, 10, and a passenger, Mrs, Paul de Moss, 33, of Springfield, Ohio, were reported in fair condition in an Albuquerque hospital. Icy roads in Colorado caused a car carrying an elderly Denver couple to overturn near Watkins, Colo. They were seriously Injured. Five were hospitalized when a Denver city bus skidded into another bus. today up to 35 miles In the Coronado National Forest of Eastern Arizona, 225 men fought what officers termed a man-made blaze which today had destroyed about 2,000 acres. Winds 35 to 45 miles an hour carried the Arizona fire rapidly through dry fir and pine to within three miles of some cabins. The district Weather Bureau in Albuquerque said the dust blanket yesterday swirled over Alamosa, Colo., Eastern Arizona, all of New Mexico, and far into Texas and Oklahoma. New Mexico state police blamed the dust for the death yesterday of Mrs. Beatrice Marie Brooks, 28, of Pacoima, Calif. The car in which she was riding was one of 14 vehicles which piled up on a Band-swept quarter of a mile of WAR (Continued from Page 1) 7th Division trenches, the Eighth Army said. Reds Driven Back The Americans battled with rifles, machinegxms, grenades, bayonets and knives throughout the night while artillery kept Red reinforcements from moving up. By 9:3Q Saturday morning the Communists were beaten and pulled back to their own line. The Eighth Army briefing officer said 482 Chinese Reds—almost half of the force which attacked five hills early Friday—were killed or wounded by U. S. and South Korean troops. The Reds began regrouping, apparently for new assaults, but jet fighter-bombers swept over the Communist lines dumping bombs and flaming napalm jellied gasoline on strong points and troop concentrations. STORMS Girl Shown with Actress, Incorrectly Identified The young lady pictured with actress Marl Blanchard in Thursday's Courier News was not Peggy Young of Burdette. The picture was distributed by Arkansas State College where Miss YounR and other FFA Sweethearts from over Northeast Ar- tansas competed for the title of District FFA Sweetheart. Miss Blanchard was pictured with several of the contestants and the picture received by the Courier News was incorrectly identified at Sta te College. Miss Young was named County FFA Sweetheart. (Continued from Page 1) injured were Identified as a Mrs Howell and Willie Block. An infant child of Block was taken to a hospital at Harrisburg, the Police said. Northwest Arkansas also felt the wrath of the high winds, accompanied by hail sleet, rain and falling temperatures. Ft. Smith Hit Ft, Smith and Lavaca in Sebas tian County and the little Benton County community of Hiwasee were hard hit. The winds struck Ft. Smith at 12:30 a.m., uprooting trees, utility poles and spreading damage throughout the residential areas, Most of the damage to homes was caused by falling trees, knocked down as the winds hit 40-miles-per- hour anrl up. Andrews Field, home of the city's professional baseball club, virtually was wrecked. At least half of the high board fence enclosing the playing field was leveled; three light towers were knocked down, the Scoreboard was blown away and shingles were stripped from the roof of the grandstand. There were no immediate reports of injuries anywhere In the area Telephone communications and electrical service was Imparted, i and repair crews have been In the field since early this morning seeking to repair the damage, 23 Degrees at Hiwnsee At Hiwasee, me temperature had dropped to 23 degrees at 8 o'clock this morning. Residents reported that sleet began falling at 6 a, m., and still was coming down heavily more than two hours later. Precipitation, including hfill, rain and sleet, at the little town totaled 1.06 inches at 8 o'clock, Lnvaca residents reported that the strawberry crop in that area suffered damage as high as 25 per cent. A heavy hail storm Inshed the little town for about five minutes. Some 85 telephones temporarily were put out of service in the FayeUevillc-Springdale during the storm. Rainfall at Fayctleville totaled 1,45 inches, and the temperature dropped to 31 degrees, lowest for this late in April since 1933. RUNNKKSUP IN FAT CALF SHOW — Second place wlnnerc Marilyn Lutes and third-place winner John Lutes, both of Burdette, are pictured with their angus entries In the junior fat calf show sponsored by the Farm Bureau and 4-H Clubs at Osceola yesterday. (See other Courier News photos on Page One) Johnson Infant Rites Are Set Services for Dwight Anthony Johnson, three-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Johnson, will be conducted at Haynes Cemetery near Swlfton tomorrow at 2 p.m. The child died in Ratton's Clinic, Manila, at 5 a.m. today. Survivora include his parents, three brothers, James, Cecil and John Johnson, and one sister, Hattie Jeanette Johnson. Holt Funeral Home Is in charge. FOSTER Negro Deaths Alberta Jackson Services for Alberta 29, who died Thursday Jackson, at John Oaston Hospital in Memphis, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Cation Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. J. W. Knowies. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, George Jackson, and two nieces. (Continued from Page 11 the son of the Inte State Senator and Mrs. John Taylor Foster. Reared there, he wns gradumtcd from Lincoln College, Lincoln, 111. Following the death of his lather, Mr. Foster operated his coal mining interests and other businesses until he came to Earle, Ark., 38 years ago to enter the automobile business. He served with the Army in World War I and later went to Belzoni, Miss., where he and the former Miss Iva Frances Evers were married July 11, 1919. On moving to Greenville, where they resided 25 years, Mr. Foster entered the automobile business Survivors He leave- his wife; three daughters, Mrs. William H. Hutson of Little ..ock, Mrs. Frances Gammill of Blytheville and Mrs. Fred Steadman of Victorville. Calif.; one son. Lieutenant Foster; one sister, Mrs Edward Corbin of Sikeston, Mo and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Gammill and a nephew of Mr. Foster, Paul Lloyd, reached St. Louis late last night* Mrs. Foster and her daughter returned home early today nnd Mr. Lloyd remained there to meet Mrs.; Steadman who was to reach St. Louis this morning by plane. j Mr. and Mrs. Hutson and family : were to arrive at noon today from | ela Little Rock, along with othe lives who will be at the Foster residence, 1140 West Main Street, Lieu * nant Foster was contacted in Korea through the Red Cross. It is not yet known if he will be permitted to return -to the United States. Japanese to Cast Votes Tomorrow TOKYO (/P)—Japan holds its second national election in seven months tomorrow. Some 35 million voters are expected to cast ballots which will decide the political fu-Ure of Prime Minister Shigcrti Yo- shlda and show whether Jnpans' small but vocal Communist party can stage a comc.bnck. Although Important issues are at stake the campaign has failed to spark public enthusiasm. No more than 10 per cent of Japan's 48 million voters are expected to turn out, even though wnvm nnd sunny wrnther Is forecast. This would be a sizeable drop from the 7G per cent who balloted last October. POWs RIOTS (Conti"i'~1 from Page 1) to cook their own food, the U, N. Prisoner of \Vnr Command said today. The fast ended at noon today. The command did not say how many prisoners were involved or when it began. "We have been bringing food to them every meal regardless of whether they eat ft or not," said Col. Franklin W. Recce of Scranton, Pa., hospital camp commander. "They did drink the milk that was brought to them at cacti meal." Dr. Otto Lchnor, bead of the International Committee of the Rod Cross, who is at the scene, said: "If the prisoners of war refuse to eat, the detaining power is obligated to give them every meal nnd bring it to them anyway. These Chinese sick and wounded are getting a hospital ration for every meal which Is the same hospital ration all POW hospital patients have received in the pn.-i." The Chinese nte at noon today after a talk by Col. Richard p. Boerem at Ontario, Calif., deputy commander of the POW Command. (Continued from Page 1) might give some indication of their feelings toward the U. N. proposal on how to settle the issue of 5,000 Communist prisoners who say they will resist repatriation to Communist soil. Communist China's Premier Chou En-lai late last month proposed Immediate exchange of those prisoners willing to return home. The others, he said, should be turned over to a neutral country. The United Nations has suggested Switzerland as the neutral country. The U. N. proposal given the Reds Thursday said the prisoners in dispute should be kept in Korea under custody of the neutral state. The U. N. plan was outlined in a letter Harrison sent, to Lt. Gen. Nam II, .senior Reel delegate, accepting the Reel request that full armistice talks be resumed. Harrison coupled his proposal with a warning to the Communists that unless the meetings indicated agreement "within a reasonable time" the U. N. would again suspend the talks. Three Convoys at Kiit'song Three convoys of Allied prisoners have arrived at Kacsong from prison camps deep in North Korea and are awaiting the trip over the last six miles to Pnnmunjom and I freedom. The Communists said a fourth convoy of trucks and ambulances would leave PyoMonj? near the Yalu River tomorrow and arrive in Kucsong Tuesday. The United Notions Command will begin movement of iho first r of about 5,800 Communist prison- j crs toward Pammmjom Sunday, i A train carrying 100 Chinese and j •100 Koreans will leave Pusnn at noon Sunday and is .scheduled to i arrive at Mutisan before diuvn ! Monday. ,. The prisoners will travel from Munsan to Panmunjom in ambulances. A possible clue as to the- condition of the Allied prisoners awn it in? exchange en me from Communist correspondent Alan Wilmington of the London Daily Worker. Winnington returned to Panmunjom today after n trip from Pyoktonp: to Ivaesona with n Communist trurk and ambulance convoy of American, British and other U. N. sick ami wosuided. Fie said there were "very few" litter cases and that most were suffering what he called "aflenn'ith of battle ailments" such n s high blood pressure, deafness, bad eyesight or stomnrh ulcers. WinniiiRton said the prisoners xvcre given a big farewell by their fellow prisoners and that they were Issued blue summer uni- Hotel Chain Offer Free Vacation to American POWs LOS ANGELES Iff) — The 120 Americans to be repatriated In the Korea prisoner exchange can have a week each, all expense-paid vacation, at a Hilton hotel of his choice in the United States. Hilton Hotels. Inc., issued the invitations through American Ex- Prisoners of War, Inc., to Gen Mark Clark. Two men to be chosen by lot Witt be offered vacations at the company's hotels at San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Chihuahua, Mexico. Cif y Court Hears Traffic, Beer Charges Six traffic charges, against four persons, were heard in Municipal Court today, and fines were assessed in two continued cases of illegal beer sales. Three charges were placed against N. H. Jones: displaying a fictitious motor vehicle license, operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license and operating a motor vehicle without license plate for 1953. Hearing on all three counts was continued to next Thursday with bond set at $50. Homer Brown, charged with driving while intoxicated entered a plea of guilty and was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to one day in Jail, J. B. Bronner and Charlie Woodson. Negroes w.ere charged with reckless driving in connection with an accident at Ash and Second Streets about 1 ajn. today. Each of the men pleaded guilty and was fined $50 and costs. The accident occurred when Woodson of Hermondale, Mo., going west on Ash street, collided with a car driven by Bronner of 128 West Coleridge, which was traveling south on Second, Officens J. R. Gunter and Bert Ross reported. In other action, the court assessed fines of S50 plus costs each in charges of selling beer on Sunday against Magnolia Williams and Alonzo Richardson, Negroes. The cases had been continued from April 6. Magnolia Williams' previous plea of not guilty was withdrawn and guilty plea entered. Richardson had pleaded guilty at the first hearing. Both were granted appeals. IKE Hyde Is Named To Head FCC AUGUSTA, Gn. U?i — President Eisenhower today appointed Rosel H- Hyde chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Hyde now is a member of the FCC. At the same time, the President's vacation headquarters announced he accepted the resignation of Paul A. Walker as chairman of the commission. Walker will remain as a member. Hyde is a Republican and Walker a Democrat. Courts YOUR FMtMDLY THfATO! "Entertainment At Its Best" SUNDAY & MONDAY Conr. Showing Sunday from 2 P.M. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. SATURDAY "RODEO" Jane Nigh John Archer SAT. OWL SHOW "Hold That Line GAS Installation P-i" Black Pipe Ft. 25c 1" Black ripe Fl. ISc •Vi" Black I'ipc Ft. 14c ' = " Black Pipe Ft. lie f~" Galvaim.cll Pipe .. .Ft. 13c •V Galvanized Pipe Ft. 17o GALV. & BLACK FITTINGS List Less 50% \\'i Gas Slop 52.05 1" Gas Stop- SI.68 V Gas Stop S1.27 V Gas Stop $1.16 ORSBURN SUPPLY I91fi W. Main Ph. 3208 COMMON PLEAS— Simon-Finch Oil corporation vs. B. S. Briunlett, suit on account CIltCUIT—[Civil Division)— George Golden vs. Lelia Staudenmayer and the First National Bank of Para^ould, Ark., suit on contract. General Contract Corporation vs.' W. C. Moreland. replevin. forms and extra cigarette rations before leaving the camp near the Yah! River. Winnington asserted that he found no sign of political indoctrination among Allied prisoners but added that the prisoners had organized "discussion groups." At Freedom Village near Mun- snn. where American and other Allied sick and wounded will be brought first from Panmunjom, wooden floors were installed in all tents in the processing center and In the 45th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. Across Hie top of each of the Ions processing tents, signs were erected which said: "Welcome— gate to freedom." (Continued from Page 1) interrupted conferences. The Wilttamsburg, a 244-foot diesel-power craft, was built in 1931 at Bath, Me., as a private yacht designed for ocean travel. The Navy acquired It in April, 1941, and converted it to a patrol vessel. Ike Feeling Better Truman acquired the Williamsburg in 1946. As Hagerty announced the decision to lay up the Williamsburg, Eisenhower was reported feeling much better after a bout with food poisoning. The President remained in bed most of the morning yesterday, but got out in the sun during the afternoon at the Augusta National Golf Club. He sat on a bench at the first and 10th tees for a while and watched fellow club members tee off. Hagerty said the President hoped to be able to get out on the course himself today. He reportedly tried to get In a few holes yesterday, but his physician, Maj. Gen. Howard Snyder, was said to have vetoed the idea. Attends Workshop Geneva Haraway, principal of Armorel Junior High School, has returned from a health education workshop held at the national Baptist Sanitarium Hotel at Hot Springs this past week. It was the fourth such workshop to be sponsored by the State Health Committee. Attention, Farmers! Planning to fertilize before planting? Huve your ammonia applied with modern John BIu equipment. CALL 3837 G. Wheeler Cusom Fertilizing Co. formerly Smith & Brogdon Bowery Boys SUN • MON - TUES "HIAWATHA" Benson Edwards TV Service-Center NEIL ROSS Trained Technician for radio and television repair, Industrial electronics, and basic radio cn- Klnecrlng. For Service Dial 3816 MOX In West Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun 1:00 Always A Double Feature "HIT THE ICE" Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Last Times Tonite Double Feature "TAMING THE WEST" Wild Bill Elliott Also Cartoon & Serial Sat. Owl Show Starts 11:30 Also Cartoon & G. Agents Serial SUNDAY & MONDAY! 2 HITS! LARRY V'f PARKS .-•- ' ELIZABETH TAYLOR A UniversiMnfermiioMl Picture CARTOON & LATE NEWS •••••••••••••••t********************************* ARMS (Continued from Page 1) Ion dollar military program proposed by former President Trunan can be heavily slashed without reducing combat strength. The Michigan senator said he believes secrecy surrounding the atomic program—for which Trunan asked 82,700,000,000 in the fiscal year starting July 1—has led to 'great extravagance." Ferguson said a four billion dol- ar military cut, as proposed by Senate Republican Leader Taft of Ohio, will not be enough. Taft predicted that Congress will cut military spending substantial- y. He said he agrees with the statement of John A. Hannah, as- istant secretary of defense, that ubstantial cuts can be made "without sacrificing any defense trength." Speaking for Secretary of De- ense Wilson yesterday, Hannah old the editors' society that mill- ry programs will be revised con- tantly to meet changing world onditions. Suggests Two Changes Gillette said in an interview.: "It is my impression from the ecretary's statement that the apld buildup of military strength n NATO had imposed such heavy conomic burdens on our allies and urselves that it seemed difficult o add to this burden by large xpenditures in the Far East, including Indochina, and that per- laps we could change this situa- ion by changing emphasis in two vays: : "1. Follow a policy not of cur- ailment in NATO but of empha- izing the long pull rather than a mrried, extraordinarily buildup. "2. Shift emphasis on immedi- te additional expenditures to Indochina and the Par East." Dulles, who leaves early next veek for a North Atlantic Council meeting in Paris, apparently .old the House Foreign Affairs Committee the same thing in a ater meeting, also behind closed doors. Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) said le had heard there would be a 'stretchout" period of the period or bringing the Western forces to maximum efficiency nnd said he bought it would be "a mistake." Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) said he too, lad heard there would be a stretchout." He suggested it might nean "stepping into the Russian rap" in view of reports that the remlln peace feelers were designed to slow down the buildup of inti-Red forces. IN THE MUNICIPAL COURT FOB THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Dud Cason Post No. 24, American Legion, Department of Arkansas, Ptf. vs. James W, Hall, Dft. WARNING ORDER The defendant, James W. Hall, is warned to appear in this court with- n thirty days and answer the com- )laint of the plaintiff, Dud Cason 'ost No. 24, American Legion, De- artment of Arkansas, and upon his ailure to do so, said complaint will e taken as confessed. Witness my hand and seal as Clerk of the Municipal Court for the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, this 7th day of March, 1953. W. I. Malin. Clerk Keck & Patton, attys. for ptf Kec'.; & Partlow, attys. for ptf. 3J28-4J4-11-18 Carnival Royalty Here Monday Memphis' Cotton Carnival royalty will come to Blytheville Monday. The group is to arrive around noon and Is to be greeted by th« Blytheville High School band. The Queen of Cotton and her court will select a winner from three finalists in a cotton dressmaking contest of Blytheville High School. Plans are being made for a dinner for the group following th» brief program at the corner of Second and Walnut Streets. New Air Conference Set BERLIN ffl— Russia and the Western Allies scheduled a thir/^ four-power conference on ways of : avoiding air clashes over Germany when their second meeting broke up last night without an agreement. Tile next session will be held Wednesday. 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