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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX—NO. 28 Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Daily New« Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1953 TWENTY PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS AT BVD DRAWING — Mrs. E. A. Stacy of Dell was winner of a $50 merchandise certificate at this year's second Elytheville value Days drawing yesterday. Winners of $10 awards were Marlene Cobb and Mary Ann Lambert, both of Blytheville, and Lot-tie Johnson, Rt. 3. Those getting 55 awards were Jim Orr, Rt. 1; Mrs. shelburne Brewer, Blytheville; Rosy Smith, Blytheville; and Ruth Forsythe, Rt. 1, Luxora. Chamber of Commerce Manager Worth Holder is pictured announcing winners' names. Mary Sue Brackin drew the tickets from the metal drum. (Courier News Photo Dell Paint Maker Invents Screen Coating for Drive-In 3-D Movies Ike Warns NATO: Don't Stop Arming Dulles Reads Message at Opening Session of 3-Day Paris Meeting PARIS (AP) — President Eisenhower warned America's allies in the North Atlantic Alliance today not to relax their rearming because of the Russian peace campaign fhar "until the conditions for genuine peace have been firm- that ' ly established, it would be foolhardy for us to delude ourselves about the dangers confronting us." : * U. S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles read the President's message to the opening session here of a three - day meeting of the 14 - nation NATO council of ministers. First action of the session was the signing of contracts totaling 550 million dollars for European airplanes to fortify Western defense. Charles E. Wilson, U. S. defense Secretary here for the NATO example of NATO cooperation which will "provide essential military equipment and at the same time serve as economic aid" to the countries producing the planes —Britain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy. T:._ U. S. will put up $281,540,000. The largest single order placed by the U. S. was for 140 million dollars in Hawker Hunter jets from the British. France got a n. S. order for 388,540,000 for the Das- sault Mystere Mark iv, a jet interceptor. All planes will be distributed among the 14 NATO members, with delivery between now and June, 1956. Didn't Mention Change Eisenhower's warning did not specifically mention the recent change in the Russian line, but his implication was apparent in the light of the ministers' avowed intention to discuss fully, and assay, the conciliatory line Moscow has taken since the death of Sta- Tide lands Debate Issue Unsettled Move to Put Limit On Arguments --... ...-., Delayed Until Monday By HARRISON B. HUMPHRIES WASHINGTON Wl—Threat of round-the-clock "^ Senate sessions next weelc failed today to produce any agreement to limit debate- on n bill to establish state ownership of offshore submerged lands rich in oil. One Democratic leader who has been pushing for passage of .the bill said, "There will be no compromise—not when we've got CO certain votes." He asked that his name not be used. His 60-vote estimate agreed with that of Republican Leader Taft of Ohio. Taft said he couldn't be sure, however, that all senators supporting the bill would be present when the vote is taken. Absenteeism played a part in Taft's reversal of a decision to ferce a test vote last night. He said five senators out of town protested and three or four supporters of thR bill suggested more time be allowed for debate. Taft says he will move to kill a substitute by Sen. Anderson (D-NM) which would establish federal control of the submerged lands. Taft, after twice changing signals yesterday, said he will make his motion Monday. It would cut See TIDELANDS on Page U Jail Escapees Are Sought in Lawrence County WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. M>) State and county police scoured southern Lawrence County today in a ground and air search for four armed men they think they are escapees from the Enid, Okla county jail. Sheriff D. S, Foley launched the search at down today after a farmer reported two men wearing pistols in shoulder holsters questioned him about little traveled roads in this area yesterday. The State Police district office at Newport said Ernie Jordan, John William White, Harold Punke. and Thomas Lewis broke out of the Oklahoma jail last week. Sheriff Foley said descriptions of the four men sought here tally with those of the escapees. Plane Disappears Over Cascades SEATTLE VP) — A C-46 airliner with a crew of four aboard vanished over the Cascade mountains early today on the last leg of a flight here from the East. The Civil Aeronautics Adminls- . tratlon, reporting the two-engined plane missing, said it made Its last report about 1 a. m. PST (3 a. m, CST) over Easton, Wash., In the Cascades about 80 airline miles southeast of Seattle, "We deplore the fact," Eisenhower wrote, "that civilized nations are compelled at this stage of human history to devote so large a portion of their energies and resources to the purpose of military defense •I have already expressed the hope that it will be possible in the foreseeable future to devote part these rsources and energies to more constructive purposes. I know that '.his can be accomplished if all nations will cooperate sincerely in creating the necessary conditions for lasting peace." As the 50 or so ministers gathered in the Palais de Chaillot, it was apparent they for the most part shared Eisenhower's caution. As .NATO Secretary General Lord Ismay expressed it last night: "Until we can see genuine evi- Sec NATO on Page 13 By GEOKGE ANDERSON (Courier News Staff Writer) The movie industry had given up on developing three-dimensional movies for showing at drive-in theaters. Light loss, light diffusion, greater electric power requirement, distortion — these things, so the experts said, were obstacles Which couldn't be overcome and Would prevent successful outdoor 3-D showings unless a special screen was used. But that was before Maitvn Trenkle of Dell came into Ihe picture. After many weeks of tireless and enthusiastic work and experimentation, chemist and paint manufacturer Trenkle has come up with what appears to be the solution to problems of drive-in theater owners and perhaps much more — a polarized screen coating. Last week at Cape Girardeau, some 30 exhibitors and representatives of theater supply houses from all over che country saw portions of the 3-D movie "Bwana Devil" in a pre-dawn lest, and all came away convinced that the showing of Natural Vision three- dimension movies on the tame screen as regular films not oniy is possible now but is quite practical. Some called it an "unqualified success" while the enthusiasm of others went further in claiming that it was "100 per cent, better than any previous 3-D showing outdoors." • • * BUT NO ONE was as enthusiastic as Mr. Trenkle, w'ho was still bubbling with excitement yester day as he told of the many sleepless nights of experimenting and testing before he arrived, after 22 tries, at the perfected formula. The result of these past two months of almost constant work is, literally, a paint-like substance, metallic in appearance, known as "Super Depth Screen Coating." When applied the solution produces a polarized screen. This means the screen will hold clearly and without distortion or fuzziness the double image used in three - dimensional pictures, which with Polaroid glasses, gives an appearance of depth to the scene. The metallic-like .surface pre- jH>,nt« diffusion of '£rh',/*to the"point, of blurring, :Jir. 'lika.-ue said, yet it doesn't create * what is known in the trade as a "hot screen," one Which append glossy and on which light scenes disappear. It also solves the problem ol light loss. Though he't know exactly how or why, Mr. Trenkle said, a lightmeter cneck showed that the solution-treated screen threw 40 per cent more light than an ordinary screen. AT THE PRESENT time, Mr. Trenkle's process for which patent has been applied is the only one being produced in the country which .has attained any amount of success in trials. In fact, he pointed out, two major manufacturers who have been attempting to perfect such a coating material recently withdrew their products from the market following numerous unsatisfac T tory tests, and have given up in despair. Mr. Trenkle first came into contact with the theater industry four years ago when he be^an manufacturing a paint for the See TRENKLE on Page 12 Martin Trenkle helping take 3-D outdoors Eisenhower Repeats: 'Ready To Do Anything for Korean Peace/ ROW Swap WASHINGTON W) — president ference. however, that like every- Eisenhower said today he is ready to do anything and confer anywhere to bring about peace in Korea. The President told a news con- one else he is simply waiting now to see how developements go in Korea. His statements were in response to a question Rs to whether he felt Reds Agree to Free More U.N. Prisoners Communisfs Pledge to Return All Disabled Captives; 14 Americans Exchanged Today By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM (AP) — The Communists sold today they would free more disabled Allied prisoners — a startling reversal of their earlier insistence on releasing only 805. They did not say how many they did pledge to return all sick more, nor their nationalities. But Says Defense Budget Can Be Cut But Isn't Prepared to Say How Much WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower said today he believes the defense budget can be cut but isn't prepared to say yet by what amount. The chief executive also told his news conference plans will be sent to Congress very soon for reorganization of Defense Department and State Department. He said'these would be in line with discussions he held earlier this morning with congressional leaders and administration officials. — * Sen. Taft (R-OhicO told reporters after the White House meeting there was general discussion covering such possibilities as: 1. Removing the Voice of America and associated information programs from the State Department and snaking them an independent agency, • 2. Transfer of the Point Four Aid program from the State Department to the Mutual Security Agency. This program alms at spreading technical knowledge to' underdeveloped areas of the world. 3. Reorganization in the Defense Department to eliminate certain boars and give these responsibilities to civilian assistant secretaries. TafL said this included the Munitions Board. To Get "Tighter Grip" 4. Approval of new procedures in the Defense Department to giv the secretary of defense and th Robbers Enter Wilson But Get WILSON — Bank robbers failed to net any profits in a burglary attempt on the Bank of Wilson some time last night the sheriff's office reported today. The burglary was discovered this.j. - •- ...... - — ----morning wnen Dank officials found a glass pane in the rear door orok- en out. The building 'had been searched but nothing has been found missing, Sheriff William Berryman said. The vault was not entered. The glass was smashed with a brick and the door opened from the inside, the sheriff said. It appeared to be the work of amateurs, he in- Investigation is going on but he had no comment concerning it at this time, Sheriff Berry man said. City Council To Meet Tonicsht ROK Raiders into Lines By FORREST EDWARDS SEOUL i.-n — South Korean raiders stabbed deep into Communist lines at four points along the 155- mile battle front today, killing nnd wounding scores of Red infantrymen. U. S. Sabre jet pilots reported one Red MIG probably destroyed and IAVO damaged in afternoon dogfights over North Korea. Wa rpl fi nes of three nations — American Thunderjets and Cor- snirs, South Korean Mustangs and Australian Meteor jets —teamed Osceola Plant Contract Is Let Crompton Co. Work To Start in 10 Days To Two Weeks OSCEOLA — Crompton Co. of and wounded Allied troops in North Korean stockades as well as those captured recently. The unexpected move apparently stalled off a possible D. N. protest that the Reds were holding back^some disabled captives. Allied prisoners exchanged in four days have said many more seriously sick and wounded were left behind in North Korea. Gen. Mark Clark, U, N. commander, said he Was gratified that the Communists, "in response to repeated requests from the U. N. Command, have agreed to return . . . all UNO personnel in this category." Some of the recently wounded prisoners came back Thursday, pale and unbelieving. The day's total was 14 Americans, 5 Australians, 6 Colombians and 75 South Koreans, Editor's Note — Tor list of American prisoners freed' today and other related stories see Pages G and 11. armed forces secretaries a close g>'ip on "what is going on." Taft said the meeting was take; up mostly by presentations of th Waynesboro, Va., was scheduled to reorganization proposals by Koge sign a contract today with Ditm Dickmann-Pickens Construction Co. of Little Rock for erection of a corduroy finishing plant. The Little Rock firm was announced as the lo\v bidder after bids were opened yesterday in Atlanta, Ga. Amount of the bid was not revealed, but the new plant was expected to be about a $5,000,000 affair. Construction is expected to begin in about 10 days or two weeks. Harold Ohlendorf, president of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce, was in Atlanta for the bid openings. WASHINGTON l/n — A proposal . to inquire into Red atrocities for strikes against Red targets j ttga | nst pl . jsoncrs of war jn Kol . ea wilhm sight and sound of the Pan- j nas boen put temporarilv on a Sen . The Blytheville City Council was scheduled to meet at 8 o'clock tonight in the Municipal Courtroom in City Hall. Following a discussion of propos- : nunjom neutral area. Other fighter- j als for requesting joint use ol the i bombers hit Communist supply air base here with the Air Force to: lines and troop*concentrations deep provide proper civilian aviation fa-j in North Korea, cilities, the monthly meeting of the j ROK raiding columns slashed In- Council April 12 was adjourned un- r to Chinese trenches on the West- til tonight. I („.„, west Central and Eastern A council committee has met Fronts, driving the Reds out in hand - to - hand fighting, Red Atrocity Probe Delayed Temporarily Kyes, assistant secretary of de fcnse and Nelson Rockefeller, \vh heads a group of civilians namei by President Ee«i bower to stud; reorganization 01 the federal ogen cie.s. Taft went on to say that the re organization plans for the Deparl ment of Defense and the State DC partment have not yet been com pleted and that they will not b put into final form until the whol problem is discussed with mem bers of Congress. Taft said there was no discussion in the meeting of the reported de sire by some Republican leader for a complete change in the mem bership of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Some Republicans have said BUC! a personnel change should be made in order to get a fre;;h approacl to the problems of defense. As to the Defense Department re organization, Taft said: "BroadI, speaking it would substitute indi viduals for certain boards, cffec a greater efficiency and cut down on the personnel." with a Chamber of Commerce committee to discuss the airport issue. bloody the Eighth Army reported. Sewer Issue Opinion The balance of support and opposition to new sewers for Blytheville remained about the same today. Of the 237 persona who had returned ballots by noon today in the Courier News opinion poll, 130 favored improvements In the city's sewer system. One hundred one of these persons supported the proposed $1,300,000 bond Issue which would be retired by assessing users a sewer charge based on their average monthly wintertime water consumption. The other 29 opposed this plan but favored some other financing method. A total of 107 persons voted against any sewer Improvements at all, whether by bond Issue or ny any other method. Perccntagwlsc, this left the matter about where It was yesterday. As ol noon today. 54.5 per cent of those voting favored sew- Mark ant] send (his ballot to 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 rcventifi l^onds to finance construction of a city-wide 1 sewtr system, with these bonds to be retired by assessing each user a sewer charge based on his average wintertime wilcr consumption: FOR ......................................................... .'. r AGAINST Any type of sower finance plan — bearing in mind that all workable plans for the system Blytheville needs will cost you something: FOR .................................................. . ........ Q AGAINST ............................... .................. D er Improvements and 44,5 opposed. Yesterday, 65.5 per cent supported the Improvements nnd oscd them. 44.5 op- s i le ]f Aftcr belng assure^ that, t he! Army and State Department will j step up collection of evidence with j a view to later war crimes rpose- [ cutions of the Communists for any atrocities against United Nations prisoners, the Senate Appropriations Committee dropped plans to investigate. SoTne members of the committee, like Senators Eliendcr (D-La) and Magnuson (D-Wash), said they \r- ga.-ded yesterday's two hour inquiry, ordered by Chairman Bridges (R-NH) as "premature." Rep. Judd (R-MInn) said, meanwhile, that the Communists are using the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners to divert American attention from "the main campaign"—a thriifit toward rich Southeast Asia. The drive started Jutit after Pelping announced acceptance of U. N. proposals to exchange sick and wounded prisoners. Francis Named Cherry's Aide LITTLE ROCK (IF) — Former Newspaperman Ken Francis has been named executive secretary to Oov. Francis Cherry. The governor today appointed Eugene Baker, chief deputy secretary of state, to succeed Francis ta gubernatorial administrative assistant. Frauds' promotion to the top job on the governor's staff was announced yesterday. Drunk Driving Cases Heard Two charges of driving while Intoxicated brought a plea of guilty and a bond forfeiture in Municipal Court today. W. T. Jones on n plea of guilty to drunken driving was fined $10( and costs and sentenced to one day in jail. Charles Bishop forfeitec bon dof $111.25 o na similar charge Testimony was heard on a charge of misuse of dealers' license plate: against Edward Kieffner of Leach- vllle but the court continued judgment in the case for 30 days. A charge of overdrafting and obtaining personal property under false pretense, lodged against H. R. Ward, was continued till tomorrow. Inside Today's Courier Newt ...Bnlihy Hofman surprise of New York Giants ... Argentine wrestler advises Yankees on diets ...Sports...I'acc 10... .. .Economists look to automobile Industry as gauge to business reaction lo defense cut-backs... ... Tagc !) .. ...Markets...Page 12... ...Soclcly news...Vase 1... Forty more Americans are due Friday. So are 4 British, 4 Turks, 1 Hollander, 1 Canadian and 50 South Koreans. As Thursday's group returned, the guns of war thundered just outside this neutral center where full- scale armistice negotiations resume Saturday. Wounds Fresh Some wounds were fresh and still unhealed—Marines from the battle of the Panmunjom outposts earlier this month and Colombians caught In the Red onslaught over Old Baldy a few days before. the chances are good for a prompt truce in Korea. In reply to another question, the President said he has had no reaction from the Kremlin to the world peace and disarament plan he set forth a week ago. He said the government is studying and analyzing the prisoner exchange situation, and that obviously, from news stories of atrocities, something is wrong. He added that he as yet has no fu.'l and complete report on the matter and so can't determine what the actual facts are. On other matters, the President: 1. Said he is confident defense spending will be cut for the fiscal year starting July 1, but that he is not ready to estimate how much the saving will be. 2. Announced that the National Security Council has advised him it would be advantageous to national security for the United States to participate in construction of the St. Lawrence,Seaway. He said the council has made no recommendation yet as to the extent of American participation. S. Said he believes it would have been wise for the House to vote funds to continue the administration program for , starting 35,000 public housing units. The House voted yesterday to end the program. Eisenhower said, however, he does not feel that House members who joined in the vote against funds for public housing were defying .him. Studying Reorganization 1. Said he and other administration officials are studying plans for reorganization of both the State and Defense Departments. The plan will be sent to Congress soon. 5. Declared emphatically that plans for defense of Europe against possible Communist aggression cartnot be based either on the idea that an attack might be imminent, or that it might come several years from now. Defense plans, he add:d, must be flexible enough to meet all-emergencies. Anyon} who tr;y*you he can predict the day or hour of an nt- tack is crazy, the President said. Remarked he is not necessarily against any change in the Reciprocal Trade Act but feels a mple one - year extension beyond June r would be the best move at this time, pending further study of the situation. 7 Described the matter of openly up the atomic energy field to nlvate industry as one which is challenging both the Atomic En- I ergy Commission and other government agencies. Some changes in the law may be necessary to permit it, but certainly it is the rh^kv f^ S H e ' El "' '""fr , W T i hope ot everyone that" something chalky-faced, some obviously in | 0 , n be done in thnt dlrectlonj th = pain. They were rushed to doctors for first aid and later to hospitals for full medical care. One uncertain Marine tugged at the arm of an American lieutenant as his litter was passed from a Red ambulance. "No foolin', lieutenant. Is this really changee-changee?" "No foolin'," answered the officer. One happy Colombian climbed through a back window of a Communist ambulance without waiting for (he door to be opened. The 14 Americans brought the total of U. S. troops relumed to 73. The 40 promised for Friday would make a total of 119, just one short of the 120 promised originally by the Reds. However, the new Red move could raise that figure. '100 Returned In four days of exchange, the Communists have returned 400 Allied troops—the majority South Korean—and the U. N. hns returned 2,000 Communists, Including See REDS AGREE on Pace 12 President added. 8. Said that if nny government Sue IKE on Page 12 Health Unit Warns of 'Dog Days' With dog days approaching, ! County Health Nurse Mrs. Annabell Fill today pointed out that dog bites have been increasingly common In North Mississippi County during the first quarter of this year. Since Jan. 1, Mrs. Fill reported, j her office has handled reports on I 26 dog bites. 1 Seven dogs' heads sent to Little I Rock for analysis. Mrs. Fill stated. ] have been given positive rabies re[ ports. I Mayor Dan Blodgett announced yesterday that the city is opening a dog pound next week. Untagged strays will be picked up In the future, he said. Solicitation of Blood Donors In Business District to Start Downtown solicitation for blood j tribute cards this week and make honors Is due to get underway this j their final report May 1. week, according to C. Murray Smart, jusiness area recruitment chairman. Trc Red Cross-Defense Department bloodmoblle returns to Blytheville May 6 and the city's quota once again Is 150 pints, which will require, 200 donors, BlythevDlc bns missed getting Its :50-plnt quota only once in nearly .wo years. Named by Mr. Smart to serve as )lock chairman are the following: Albert Taylor, Louis Llynch, Wehman Fitz, Robert Westbrook, Kelley Velch,' Don Frounfelter, Clarence Wyrlck. Dick Burns. A. F. Dietrich, unlor Storey, Jlmmie Edwards, and Gerald Blomeyer. These workers are due to dls- tephens Resigns LITTLE ROCK (/P) — Dan D. lephcns, director of the State lealth Deportment's Bureau of Vial Statistics for the past four years, esigned today to open a nrlvnte iw office In Ollnton. The rcsigna- ion Is effective June 16, Weather ARKANSAS — Cloudy and mild this afternoon, tonight and Friday with scattered showers and local thunderstorms. MISSOURI — Showers and local thunderstorms tonight and Friday; with heavy thunderstorms likely over west portion; cooler norlh and east central; low tonight 4550 northeast to the 60s southwest; high Friday 60s northeast to t h 6 70s southwest. Minimum this morning—CO. Maximum yesterday—81. Sunrise tomorrow—.3:18. Sunset today—6..•'8. Prcclp. 2^ hem™ to 7 n.m.—Nona. Prcclp. since Jnn. 1—18.79. Mcnn temperature (midway between ilch and low)—70.5. Normiil and menu for April—Ul. This Date Last Year Minimum this mornlnct—63. Maximum yi\ster(lny^75. Preoip. Jim. 1 to date—10.91.

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