The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 24, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™* DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP KORTHPA ST AUU-.UC,^ . K,T, „ ^"^ YOC. XLYIII—KO. S3 Btyttierille Courier Birthevftfe Dailf Mississippi Valley Lea4*r Blrt*i«ville Herald U.S. Warns Reds May Start New Offensive in Korean War THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST M»6OURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1953 the yesterday that Communist aggression." The ing in the Korean fij*ht. The department said "there must be no faltering" should the Communists once again try to engulf U. N. forces on the peninsula, The declaration was in effect a correction of a statement by Secretary of State Dean Acheson to a news conference . Wednesday. Acheson is now in Europe, help- Ing negotiate agreements for a German pe:tr:e contract and tor German participation In the defense cf Europe against Communism. The secretary told his nev,s arning 10 days ago against (he possibility ' eSSage WCnt '° allljllited ' ference, before leaving, that no warning had been sent to the Philippines about new Communist aggression In the Par East, President Elpidio CJuirino of the Philippines had told reporters his government received such a warning, and it was concerned about it. To set the record straight, the State Department said: "It has now been learned that President Quirino was referring to a statement, which had been made recently in Washington May 13 to the representatives of 15= E O £ "renewed help- all nations participating in the U. N. action Jn Korea about the Communist buildup in North Korea and their capabilities for renewed offensive action." Quirino. the statement said, was "Quite right ... hi realizing the serious potentials of this buildup." "A!l freedom loving nations must, be constantly alert to possible renewed Communist agsre- sion." the State Department said. This echoed a declaration by Quirino. Eastern Arkansas ,ls Given 'All-Clear' On Tornado Alarm By The Associated Press Arkansas' unpredictable spring weather whipped the state with winds up to 80-mile-per-hour and heavy rains Friday, stirring fears until late Friday night that another tornado was in the making. The high winds concentrated tlieir fury in the southwestern and western sections of the state, hitting Ashdown DeQueen Dierks, Horatio, Arkadelphia, Magnolia, Texar- Itnna tin.l flu\-Af\,\ kana and Gurdon. There was only one injury reported. An unidentified Negro worker Buffered i broken arm when the wind de-roofed and knocked down a wall of the Southwest Unit Structures. Inc., plant in Magnolia. No Estimate Mails There was no Immediate estimate of overall damage. DeQueen apparently bore the brunt of the high winds, and first reports said « tornado had hit the city. However, this report later was found to be false. Another reported twister also was unconfirmed. A small-lotuado was said to have hit th ' Community in .Howard Cpvmty. No one was injured, the repon-'MuiL Tornado Warnings Out Tornado warnings were out for Eastern Arkansas until as late as 10 p.m., when the Weather Bureau in Memphis sounded, nn all-clear lor the entire Midsouth. Rain fell throughout the slate with the heaviest fall of 3A8 Inches recorded in Fayetteville. Little Rock had 1,57; El Dorsdo 1 52- Pine Bluff 1.08. and Texarknna .49, all in a 12-hour period. A severe wind storm hit Beirne at noon, unroofing tha Guidon Lumber Company's sawmill and destroying the firm's distribution Bhed, Horace Cabe, president of the company, estimated damage at »6,000. Power Service Disrupted Power service was disrupted and trees blown down on tha Missouri Pacific right-of-way In the Gurdon area, but traffic was not halted. At Arkadelphia. Ouaohita College's "courting tree" was uprooted. The large red oak had been a favorite spot of Ouachita couples for years. Lightning struck a recreation building at a girls' camp near Rogers, starting a fire which caused several hundred dollars worth of damage. The storm limited itself to moderately strong winds and a heavv ruin in Little Rock. U.S. Can Control AnyGermAffack, Ridgway States Reds Launch Thinks -.WASHINGTON Ihew B. Rldgwa .Mat: is confident that . measures taken to protect the health of U.N. troops in Korea would make control of gem attack launch easy one. i[ the Reds -should Speaking to a combined meeting of newswilers' clubs here, the general said yesterday he believed the Communists are capable of using germ warfare. "Your guess is as good as mine," he snid when asked if he thought the Reds migbt do so. Control to Be "Easy" Ridgway said that "unless they •— ~ capability far greater than 3rd Bloody Riot At Koje Revealed By South Koreans April 10 Violence Story Held Up Week By Army Censorship KOJE ISLAND, Korea I*—News of a third bloody riot by Red prisoners of war on violence-torn Koje Island came to light today. South Korean sources snid four Korean guards and three Norlh Korean Communist prisoners were killed and SI Reds wounded in the uprising April 10. Associated Press correspondent William Jorden obtained the story from South Korean witnesses almost a week ago but Army censors in Tokyo withheld it until 'today. A U.S. Eighth Army spokesman said the Army had announced nothing on the riot "because Ihe Eighth Army investigation ot the incident has not been completed " American officials here refused to comment. Investigation Hinted Sen. A.S. Mike Monroney CD- Okla) Indicated in Washington a Senate subcommittee may uivesfe *^|i cf^rshijL^i^j,/o/ Jorde»'s Inside Today's Courier Hews . . . Raffcusberger 2, Cards 1 . . . stwrf* . . . !>aje 5. , . . Society . . . Page 3. . . . Arkansas News Briefs . . . markets . . . rune 8. . . . Trade stutisllrs over us some enrouraeelnenl . . . editorials ... Page 4. EIGHT PAGES City Purchase of Water Utility To Be Decided in June 10 Vote AI'PLES FOR THE TEACHERS—The KlwanU Club of Hlytheville said "thank you" to 100 Blythe- vilie school teachers at a luncheon in Hotel Noble yesterday climaxing the club's "Teacher Appreciation Week." After the luncheon, the club presented each teacher with a shiny red apple. Dr. Milton Webb, (right) club president, presents Miss Rosa Teacher Tells Teachers Here: Hardy, high school supervisor, with her apple while Dr. George Collins of Cape Girardeau. Mo., governor of Kiwanis Intel-nation's Missouri-Arkansas District, presents Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, elementary school supervisor, with an apple. Dr! Collins was guest speaker al Che luncheon, (Courier News Photo) 7"oo Many Americans Accepting 'Take It Easy' as Motto for Life Dr. Earl A. Collins of Southeast Missouri State Teachers apidly, accepting the philosophy o£ "take it easy" as a motto for life h..t too ! Speaking at the "Teacher Ap! P VL ' c ' a ^ on " luncheon given teachers 0 ' thc B1 V-hevi!le qchool District by 'Iivanis Club as 'a climax to at man, •7Tr-^v.*H^ "*• former-n member of the special issing Manila Girls Are Found any of which I am aware" superior health measures of the o e U.N. army would make control of germ attack easy. The genel-al snid the Reds have been able to bounce back from Allied air attacks because of the ability for recuperation" — partly by pressing local populations Into use. Rirtgway said Asiatic troops require only about 10 per cent of the amount of supplies needed by U.N. forces. 'Desperate Reactions" Senate investigating subcommittee checking into the availability of news under government regulations. He said the committee "would certainly like to take a look" at the delayed dispatch. He added investigation might show good reason for delaying the story SO K«ls. 1 Yank Killed Ninety Communist prisoners ancii one U.S. soldier were killed in ear-1 l^-^e^-r - r ^—l^d \ 16-Year-Old Arrested For Taking Car in Which 3 Disappeared ents stories on these shortly after they occurred. Red POWs today hauled down 11 of the 17 North Korean and Chi- flown defiantly over their compounds for months. Two companies of British Com,««, 141. rnonwealth troops were '° b ° lster connection with an auto theft and thin overnight disappearance of two small girls near Manila will be turned over to juvenile authorities for prosecution. The girl wa.s arrested yesterday after searchers located a car and t-.vo small children she Is reported ecause o the ~ '~ ----- ~' *" v - ^'"^^ Communists' "almost incredible Nfttl . ons Command garrison on this due to to have disappeared with Thursday -United | afternoon. The two children were tension-ridden island. C. o/ C. Plans 'Value Days' Promotion Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy scattered showers and'loca'l A Chamber of Commerce tracie- The former U.N. supreme commander in-the Far East said Red propagandists are reacting "desperately—furiously — tn the grow- -. - ^ ing strength and determination of! tiays committee is a the free world." ! lc sign up for a coonrratu- Tliey are pouring out "an almost j 'ion labeled Blythr.vilic Value „ ,> unbroken stream of lies," Ridgway One day each week is to be'Jet sni<l - aside for special Ridgway ' found sitting In the car which was parked on a gravel road near Lepanto. The small children were identified by City Marshal Lee Baker or Manila as Joan Ellen Briley, 7. and her five-year-old sister. Virginia Teacher Appreciation Week in Blytheville, Dr. Collins urged that Americans "discard this philosophy before it Is our ruination. "The slmni". phrsre 'tnkc ft easy* has many connotations. We Americans use it us a warning or as a phrase of consolation. We are otten told to 'take it easy' and many of us are doing just that. "The 'lake It easy' philosophy Is gradually becoming our motto of life and theer is serious danger In this. Too many of us are inclined to sit back anri Uke it ensy and depend on our too-generous government. "We UK urged lo spend our earnings now on numerous knlck-, knacks and rely on our government! ;ln<1 ma sazlne articles many to take cure of us in our o!d a?c . I which in recent years reflected Are we too blind to see thc dun- strong interest in religion Fulton Oursler Dies at Home 'Greatest Story Ever Told' Author NEW YORK Wj-Puito,, oursler 59. r.uthor of "The Greatest Story Ever Told," * book based on the Bible, and former newspaperman and magazine editor, died today .i 1 ? 0 , d j, cd '" his a l> ani »ent in the Hotel Navarro of a heart attack. Oursler turner! out many bool-<; or that Are we too blind to seethat «,ch mot I o? I He was a former vice president and editorial director of MacPnrl. natjon? J "Yet when someone shouls a warning someone else shouts back 'take It easy'." Teachers. Dr. Collins said, "stand between tis and paganism: they are the foundation of our dcmocrncv Yet when the raising of teachers'' salaries Is mentioned, we always hear someone say 'now take it easy.' "Our Others Provided For > ...*,,., ullu cuLii-u ijioem Magazine from IBS] to 1942 Latei he was a senior editor of Reader'! he | aside for spending this week i signed * '"' chilrir «" in » 1 °' v " rd '»' W: "«:r * ; «. Talm^e Brllc} , and ' The incident h.m.encd route to Europe, where j lie .succeeds Gen. Dy,-iglil D. eisen- liower ns commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces. Postal Officials Warn Senders Of Chain Letters Chain letters are mafcine their - appearances here a^ain and Blv ^.Missouri forerast: Partly cloudy j theville postal officials today warn SifoWEKS thunderstorms Saturday and Saturday night nnd in southeast portion Sunday. No Important temperature changes. Monday p a r t 1 v cloudy and warm. de- | g'J clis- | t ^ ( home-town customers here. Com-' 1 "' mittee Chairman Larry Katz said ; q "j Chevrolet; icaohcr crlr'?|Y. lld brother i amv P her Voi , ,,, T', dril , ng , We -,'- >™ ^c at the ' four 0^!"^°^ ^" ° l ! rs jp r »<"J « summer home west Fnlmoiith on Cape Cod. Barge Terminal Data Sought A proposal to eslnbllsh „ „.,,*, terminal for Blytheville Is being in vcaigated by a Chamber of Com mercc committee ,-uid technical in formation has been supplied by thi U.S. Corps of Engineers. At least !5 barge lines operate a common carriers r,n riiti ™*, „ $1.3 Million Bond Issue Would Finance Deal A special election June 10 will permit Blylhoville voter, to decide city purchase of the water company hero Balloting on the problem was authorized last nicht at .-T nitni at a special meeting of City Council. Aldermen unanimously approved «. 'an ordinance "providing for thc acquisition of a municipal waterworks system . . . and issuance of waterworks revenue bonds in connection therewith." The Council then passed an ordinance authorizing the special election. It K provided that if the proposed purchase is defeated at the polls, the purchase ordinance will be "expunged (struck out) from records and no further action thereunder will be carried out." The purchase ordinance provides for a $1,300,000 bond issue to finance the deal. Reason for the proposed purchase, according to the ordinance itself, Is enable the city to finance needed improvements to the sewer system. Text of the purchase ordinance will be printed In full In Monday's Courier News, but stripped of its legal verbiage it says: 1) The bonds will not be an indebtedness against property owners. They are to be paid solely out of water company revenues. 2) First bonds are due In 1855 and last ones in 19«4. Bonds nrc callable starling in 13G2. 3) Bonds fire secured bv a mortgage Hen on the waterworks system. 4) All revenue of the water company In excess o[ that needed for operation of the company and the <lcbt service shall be used as City Council sees fit. but City Council's policy will be to use the'money for the sewer system. 5) Rates shall be reasonable and Just. 6) Reimbursement of schools and city for loss of taxes will be an operating expense. 7) Records and accounts are to be audited annual.'/. .I"-; 1 an independent 'auditor : riot: regirterly -employed by thc city. 8) The ordinance shall be In effect upon City Council declaration that a majority vote, at a referendum election was in favor of the ordinance. Will Climax Negotiations Th- special election next month will climax lenRthly negotiations with Robert K. Johnslon owner of BJytboville Water Company. City officials have long Iclt that thc only practical way to get funds for much-needed work on the city sewer system was to purchase the waler company. Mr. Johnston has been reluctant lo sell, but in April gave the city a 120-day purchase option with 51,300,000 'agreed on as the price. C. O. Miles, Chicago Investment banker, nnd Chnpman and Cutler, Chicnuo bond attorneys, have been retained by thc city to check and approve legnl action preceding sale of necessary bonds. Mny- or Dan Blodgelt has described their work as "putting something like the Good Housekeeping Seal or Underwriters Laboratories tag on barge our product." The Mayor said the bonds would be revenue bonds and could n o t under any clrcum- raise taxes stances. Present at Inst night's Council Allies Hit Reds In Greatest Air Strike oi Korea Reds Down More Planes than UN As Losses Grow SEOUL, Korea «V- The Allies struck the greatest air blow of the Korean War at the Reds Thursday an a sobering tomrrs to Blythoville and ^l thu » tMm °< ™*&™™f " 2> CommuulM ™ '«* ""opt It; 3 I firms I carry. lines oprrat or specialize : for in wb at they wouM like to w i, may 4emu a , v The lines are being contacted by the Chamber committee. . ,y Blodgett and City Clerk W. I. Ma- Mr. : thc car was located, >w said the girl will not windows. The program is scheduled to start June 12 and run 13 consecutive IHn ? " le ' iKt °! -"""' Pr °- ! " "« ' known'yeT what action win moaonsl nrosrams being planned j be taken by Juvenile authorities by the Merchants Division of the! The girl is beine held Chamber of Commerce. county %„ hcree g ncla issia thc girl was being picked up on n pranrt larceny charge but it 41 it will muse us to lose our hcr- Itaee of thc past. Dr. Collins was introduced by Kiwanian Graham Stidbury. One hundred and fifty two Ki- wanlnns and teachers attended the luncheon BHS Graduates Told to Accept Responsibility for Own Conduct . RUTH I.EF. (School Cnrre.-iponrtent} For persons living in an E?..jrJa> afluinoon, night and Sunday with showers or thunderstorms both days; thunderstorms more numerous east and'south, with Ihunder- possibly locally heavy storms southeast nnd ( south Saturday evening change in temperature! Minimum this inorm'nR—6-1. Maximum yesterday 82 Sunset today—7,-oa. Sunrise tomorrow—4:51. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m .96. ' ' Tola! precipitation since Jan I— 20.31. Mean temperature (midway between high and lo\v>—73. Normal mean temperature for May—61. Tlilt Dale Last VrAr Minimum this morning—M. Maximum yeslerdsy 7<> Precipitation January i to date —30,43. ed that good forlune Is not what awaits the writers. One type of chain letter n o w being circulated Is supposed to bring nol cash bul "good hick" to extreme! those who perpeltiale'u^Of'course 0 little dire consequences await those who Or so one of the Postoffice officials here warned today, however, that Postoffice Department regulations ban all forms ot chain letters whether or not money Is Involved. A fine of 3300 may be assessed convicted violators. Chain letters are turned over to the postal inspectors for investigation and prosecution. How do the authorities get ahold ot these letters? Some are turned in by recipients. And sometimes Open House at 'Electric Home'I Here Will Begin Tomorrow !?'£ c ' erfc Gcts He 'p ** j'n Reading 26 Pages of i - ~- ,'-'•• ..•!«• niikj£ iii an age Teacher Appreciation Week, a Ki- j threatened by the atomic bomb the '""^ ""• ' '- | ™>sl significant question for us lo ask ourselves is "Are we the kind of individuals worth an omnipotent ' B O iranl* srran.'0-ctl event. ... «, 16 with thc club sponsoring a .similar dinner for the Neero teachers of thc district at Harrison High School. A week-!i:,n«r public in.^reclion "open house" of a model 'r room. i In adrii'ir " '" " " >l »-""'" ** «»" The seven-room, bath-and-a-hall i [irr house was built for Mr. anil Mis. James Nebhut by Logan and Wright, contractors arr! features the uae of electric appliances. From tomorrow through May 31, the hmisc Mill be open for public inspection from 2 to < from 7 to 9 p.m. daily. p.m. and The open house In being sponsored jointly by Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. and WeMlnghoiise Corp. nf iv e fit. tlon dlshwa.<hcr-Mnk with gar! disposal unit are featured in klWies *nd Kiloinlng utility LVo o; r-lcttiirity in this home extends to thc attached two-car garage, in which Mr. Nebhut has a workshop completely equipped with power tools. To carry current to the various appliances and tools, the house is wired with 21 separate circulls as a safety factor to prevent overload- Ing. This includes four circuits in the workshop, In addition to kitchen and utility room, the house includes d>?n Uv- ir,r room, dininj rnom and ' two Proposed Ordinance City clerk W. T. Malm usually reads ev-piy uo;d in a proposed ordinance up for city Counril action. The law says it has to bo done. But lust night he was faced with 26 pages of closely typed whcrcas's and called lor help. Special City Attorney Fendler rame to the rescue and he and Mr. Mnlin alternately held the reader's job. power saving?" This was Dr. Henry H. Hill's key question last night as he addressed the 110 members ot Blythevllle's 1952 high school graduating class at I exercises held in thc school gym! naMum. I Striking an optimistic note. Dr. I Hill, president of George Pcabody •. Collar, for Teachers, succcsted 1 ! that if the American peoplc"would f .'•pcnil more time voting and less lime criticizing, the ideals of this country would have a better chance for survival. ing their lives to a cause. The commencement speaker was introduced by Superintendent oi Schools W. D. Nicholson, who cirov and Friday, against pl f~ lrc '?! "'"easing f. c ™ 3aKa . nie Fifth Air Force lolly Snowed he week ended Friday was one of the worst—I/ not the worsts-air week for the Allies since the war started 23 months ago. On tha credit side, the Air Force said U N pilots destroyed 460 buildings nnri damaged 1C3 in their continuous two-Uay attack which paralyzed. Red Industries near the North Korean capitnl of Pyongyang Rcils IS, U. S. 4 The weekly plane loss count gave the Communist 12 kills and U a airmen four. For the first time in the war Communist MIGs grabbed a fivel io-foui edge in aerial dogfights The Fifth Air Force announced the loss of Ihree F86 Sabrejels and two F84 Thunderjets in the air against only four confirmed MIO kills. It was a sharp reversal from Ihe usual topheavy Allied score. The oUifir'sJ-ven U.N. losses wer» mostly- to.Red "anti-aircraft fire. Navy No! CrHinfert The figures didn't take into account naval plnne losses. -Rescuo flights indicated there were at least two—bringing the loss total lo «t least H. Airmen said it nil appeared to point lo growing com- skill and power on the nlr nnd ground. Every U.S. combat untl of the Fifth Air Force and attached Royal Australian, South African, South Korean and shorebased Marine planes rained explosives and Jellied gasoline on the huge supply concentration near Kiyang. southwest of Pyongyang. Pilots flying the last of almost 800 sorties said littlo more than walls were standing. Truce Team Playing Ball During V/ait MUNSAN, Korea (A—The Allied Korean War truce team relaxed at travel, horseshoes and volfevnnll today— nnd hoped thc Reds would case their unyielding stand on the j prisoner issue- when negotiations ccptcd. "We hope Nam 11 is studying his lessons—reviewing Die record since April 28." said Brig Can William P. Nuckols. official Allied "If he analyzes it all, maybe he'll come to realize there is no mole room for negotiations " April 28. Ihe Allies made what they insist is their final proposal on the prisoner question, last roadblock to nn armistice. They of- lo Memphisl-eVlcrdar'aft'ernom^o ! Sh ° WCCl W; ""' lo rcjcl " ' lhe ~ Com - T t D, „„} at the^S^eleS^^Jr^;^,---. 0 ' a " he arrived from Nashville. Following awarding of thc diplo-.,..„„. .,,; i;ul ,«i,, ) n lram lo remam mas by Max Reid and Pali! Pryor i m Mun«an in Hie recess was Maj of the Blytheville School Board.' Gcl1 - William K. Harrison. . . 1C9.0CO interned by Ihe Allies. I Only member of the five-man Allied negotiation loam lo remain — ,j ----- ...i, v^uuvi OUrtiU, Mr. Nicholson addressed the graduate* briefly, urging each lo face , his responsibilities with mind. a mature senior delegate. And he may visit Seoul briefly as part of his other Army com- job as deputy Eighth mandcr. Forfeits $20 Bond Ivory Bohar.non forfeited a J20 The college president urged the graduates (o accept the responsibility for their own personal conduct, and to "exercise their rights us tree, independent American citizens." speaking with borne pride of his long association with the teaching piolession nnd other piofcssions which deal principally with human In spite of heavy rain and quick ' changes In all plans, the graduates' ~ entered " ft pni. & "Pomp and Circumstance" processional. The Rev. George U McOhehey. the gymnasium at exactly 1 / ITTI C is Mrs Wilson Henry olfered j L " ' LC the LIZ— pastor of Lake Street Methodist Church, said thc invocation The BUS choir, with Mrs. Henry directing and Emily Damon and .Mrs. Murray Smart accompanists, offered two selections. "May Day Carol" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." The Rev. O. Miessler'j benediction wa? /oUoard by th« recessional. "The Trlumphas' March" from •«« SCHOOL <w P>fe I

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