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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Mississippi fraUey Leader Blythevillt Herald VOL. XLIX—NO. S3 Blytheville Courier Blytneville Dally Newi BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT! $5.8 Billion Foreign Aid 'Budget Eyed Administration Said Drafting New Allocation By ..JOHN SCALI WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower administration is reported drafting a foreign aid budget calling for about $5,800,000,000 in new money from Congress for the next fiscal year. Former President Truman had suggested at least 57,600,000,0000. Officials who disclosed this to a reporter today said the National Security Council tentatively approved a program of this size at a White House meeting yesterday. A few hours earlier, these same officials had said, the figure would i be between $8,100,000,000 and $6,300,000.000 but that the specific amount was yet to be determined. The officials asked not to be identified by name. In conferences which lasted late into last night, the amount apparently was scaled down to around $5,800,000,000. Foreign Aid Director Harold Stassen apparently lost a last-ditch battle in favor of the bigger amounts because of the administration's determination t o economize in foreign aid spending. The White House is drafting a special request to be sent to Congress within a week. The final figure will be inserted within the next few days after final conferences among top defense, State Department and military aid chiefs. "Must Bear Cuts" Without reference to these specific figures, Sen. Bridges (R-NH) said today foreign aid spending must bear a "proportionate" share in budget cuts. He indicated that figure might be from 2'/ 2 billion dollars under the $7,600,000,000 which former President Truman said in his farewell budget was the minimum amount Congress should appropriate to guarantee Western security against communism. Even a foreign aid program o.ti!v $6.100,000,000—11/2 billions under I timated 75 per cent "to 100 per cent that—would represent considerab- of wintertime water rates, ly more than top Republican plan- | Primary purpose of the BSC will ners thought was needed a week | be to (1) propose a solution to ago. Key officials then said they ' DISCUSS STATEHOOD FOR OHIO — Rep. George H. Bender (R-Ohio) confers with Rep. John p. Saylor (R-Pa), head of a House interior subcommittee in Washington at a hearing on a bill to formally admit Ohio into the union. Recent research has disclosed that technically Ohio never has been made a state, although it has been functioning as such since 1803. The subcommittee i voted unanimously ,to admit Ohio to the union. (AP Wirephoto) Sewer Commi To Meet Tomorrow First meeting of the giant Blytheville Sewer Committee has been set for tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in Municipal Courtroom of City Hall. Approximately 50 persons, rep- 4* resenting all civic, fraternal and professional groups, are due to be on hand for the organizational BBS;ion. Tomorrow, the group Is to elect officers, review the.sewer problem general and appoint subcommittees for action. One item almost certain to be on the agenda is sewer financing. The group will consider a report of a study conducted by 'a 15-man Chamber of Commerce committee earlier this year. Then it may or may not adopt these recommendations, which call for issuing revenue bonds to retire the $1.3 million bond issue necessary for a new sewer system in the city. Under this plan, charges would 36 based; on average wintertime from- Inside Today's Courier News ...Final organizational plans for Little League completed... Fists, bottles fly as Yankees edge Browns . . . Cards snap Phillies' streak... Sports... Page 11... ...Osceola news...Page 19... ...Society news...Page 4... .. .Markets. ..Page 5... Yanks, Chinese Take Break in Korean Fighting Only Light Patrol Clashes Reported; Planes Grounded By MILO FAKNETI SEOUL WJ— American and Chinese divisions virtually sat back on their own muddy battle lines again today in a lull probably resulting; from the renewed armistice talks. The two major forces in the Korean War -left what little fighting there was to Republic of Korea and North Korean soldiers. There were only light patrol clashes involving squads and platoons, mainly on the rugged Eastern Front. Two South Korean raider patrols cracked into North Korean troops in darkness. The ROKs estimated 22 Reds killed in one fight and 16 in another. The Eighth Army reported only brief contact between American and Chinese divisions on the Central and Western Fronts. In the Air, heavy olouds and rain grounded almost all Allied attack planes. During the night four B26 light bombers blasted artillery guns shooting at Navy ships off besieged Wonsan. Asked if 'there is any significance in the current lull,, an Allied officer recalled previous slack periods in 1952 and 1951, but he also conceded the current lull could be tied to the truce talks at Panmunjom. However, both Lt. Gen. Maxwell lay lor, Eighth Army commander, and Gen. Mark Clark, U. ,N. Far East chief, have denied officially there is a holddown on aggressive combat operations while the truce talks are in progress. The U. N. Command also denied back in November, 1951, that it had issued a "seldom fire" order to troops on the front. The order existed then,' however, and an ,11 mist ice seemed possible—as it does now. id Ready to Nominate ROW ervision believed the sum could be held to about $5,800,000,000. The amount voted for the present year was See FOREIGN AID on Page 5 sewer problems: (2) work'for full understanding of that proposal and (3) accomplish the necessary le- gol action to complete a sewer system. Luxora Farmer Killed In Car-Truck Collision R. W. Webb, 42-year-old farmer of Luxora, Et. 1, became Mississippi County's third 1953 traffic fatality at 6:30 p.m. yesterday, when he was killed instantly in a collision near Double Bridges, two miles southeast of Burdette. Deputy Sheriff Holland Aiken* reported the accident occurred when Mr. Webb's pickup truck was struck at an intersection of two county roads by a car driven by Herman White, 18, of Luxora, Rt. 1. Mr. Webb's truck w : as traveling K> south when the westbound White car hit it- on the left side near the rear wheel, spinning it around and throwing Mr. Webb out. One of the truck wheels apparently ran over Mr. Webb, Deputy Aiken said. Following usual policy.in cases of traffic deaths, the Sheriff's office announced that a technical charge of involuntary manslaughter has been placed against Herman White. Date of the hearing, which will be held at Osceola, has not been set. Funeral services for the long-time Mississippi County resident will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Clear Lu.ke Baptist Church by the Rev. J. E. Cox and the Rev. P. H. Jernigan. Burial with Cobb Funeral Home in charge, will be in Dogwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raymond Dixon, , Jim Allen Haynes, Mack Ford, Wesley Stallings, Andy Vickery and Ira Dixon. Survivors Include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Webb; one son, Billy Riley x< SVebb of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Jewel Dean Flanigan of Blytheville; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Hughes of Blytheville. and three brothers, Travis Webb of Phoenix, Ariz., Elmer Webb of Nettleton, Miss., and Elgie Webb of Borger, Tex. Ten More Vote In Sewer Poll Ten more responses* to the Courier News' sewei 1 opinion poll, which ended with final publication of the ballot Saturday have been received during the past two days. Of these, two favor the proposed $1,300,000 revenue bond issue and eight oppose tny type of sewer Improvements. This brings the total to 132 in favor of the bond Issue, 155 opposed to any Improvements and 36 favoring improvements financed fry some other plan, Jaycees Ask Day of Prayer For Nation Cooperating with a national Junior Chamber of Commerce project, Blytheville's Jaycees have asked that May 3 be observed In Blytheville as a day of prayer for "the success of our country in the role of world leadership." Locally, the Jaycees will contact ministers of all city churches asking that they remember the president, cabinet members and congress in their prayers Sunday. The resoution adopted by the Jaycees' board states that "a tremendous religious reawakening will be brought upon our nation Sunday If each ol our Joycee chapters resolves to offer special prayers for President Eisenhower, the cabinet, Congress and the Judiciary, to the end that our nation may successfully lead the rest of the world to peace." Mayor Dan Blodgett will be asked to proclaim Sunday as a city-wide day of prayer for national leaders. Alabaman Held For Transporting Untaxed Beer .Bond of $150 was set this morning for Willie Farmer, Alabama Negro, charged with transporting untaxed beer. Farmer's truck was stopped at the state line permit station yesterday He told officials there he was carrying empty beer bottles. When the truck n»s put on the scales, officials at the station figured It too heavy for an empty beer bottle cargo. They broke the lock and found about 750 cases of beer bottles — »!I full. Farmer said ha picked up the load In Cincinnati and was transporting )( to Mobile, Alt., (or * Robert Jay of Atmore, Alt, Trial was not held today due to the absence In the city of Municipal Judge J, Orahun Sudbury, Tidelands Decision Was Victory for Taft t. By JACK BEljL and TEX EASLEY WASHINGTON (A?i —"Beiublican Senate Leader Taft of Ohio has won a victory for the Eisenhower legislative program by breaking what he called ft filibuster against legislation for state ownership of oil-rich submerged lands. Many Democrats supported the <& tactics Taft used to bring agreement on a final vote by 2 p.. m. next Tuesday. The date was set yesterday, during the 20th day of debate, and almost immediately the Senate reverted to its normal placid course. The agreement means that — barring unforeseen developments the Senate will pass on the agreed day a bill to establish states' title to offshore submerged lands within their historic boundaries. A somewhat similar measure has passed the House. Sen. Monroney (D-Okla) was scheduled to speak when the session convened today, discussing his amendment to limit state seaward boundaries to three miles and apply federal offshore oil revenues to the national debt. The amendment would strike directly at Texas and Florida. The pending bill recognizes their claims to three leagues—10>/ 2 miles—in the Gulf of Mexico. Douglas Amendment Defeated An almost identical amendment by Sen. Douglas (D-I11) was defeated, 58-26, late yesterday. The principal difference was that Douglas would have dedicated federal revenues to educational pur- puses. Eisenhower endorsed the principles of state ownership during last year's presidential campaign, while his Democratic opponent, former Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois opposed it. Last Friday Eisenhower called for early passage of the measure. Taft's determination In ordering around-the-clock sessions of the Senate, backed by other Republican chiefs, was given primary credit In breaking up talk that had occupied Senate sessions for 20 days. Cots were ordered out from the recesses of the Capitol for members to relax but still be on hand for quorum calls. Faced with this situation and a dwindling number of speakers, Sen. Anderson (D-NM) called off what Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) had described as "filibuster techniques" and opponents agreed to the final vole. They had agreed all along their talks was not a true filibuster, because they did not Intend to prevent an eventual vote. Anderson told the Senate opponents of the bill felt they had succeeded In their objective "to forewarn the American people on the things that are bad in this legislation." Captured Communists Raid Training Camp, Kidnap Recruits By LARRY ALLEN HANOI, Indochina I/P) — Communist Vietminh troops raided a Vietnamese soldiers' training camp in the heart of the Red River delta today and kidnaped 350 Vietnamese recruits. The young Vietnamese had been mobilized for a two-week military instruction course in the Nam Dinh camp, 50 miles southeast of Hanoi. A French army spokesman said the raid, after midnight, apparently was carried out by the Commu- . nist-led Vietminh with "complicity , of the civilian population" of Nam Dinh. The Vietminh troops were believed to have belonged to the j enemy's division No. 320, long con- | j centrated on the outer fringes of j the southeastern rim of the vital i Red delt.i. Remained In Area The Vietnamese seized were part of those mobilized in the Vietna- | mese government's drive to put ' 54 commando battalions into field arainst the Vietminh by the end i of this year. j Vietminh raiders were reported i to have remained within the Nam i Dinh area for some time. They j pulled out around dawn, then fired ] mortar shells into the city of 50,000 people, located in the heart' of the Red River delta's rice mar- j keting and textile producing dis- j trict. French forces immediately took up the hunt for the raiders. , In the Laos sector, meantime, , the French announced Vietminh invaders have captured the post of Bannambac, 40 miles north ol the royal capital, Luangprabang. Truce Talk Progress Made, Harrison Says By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN MUNSAN (AP) — Communist truce negotiators suggested today that 50,000 Allied-held war prisoners who do not want to go home be sent to an unnamed neutral nation in Asia. The Reds also agreed to bargain on the time needed to determine their future. I think we made some progress, said Lt. Gen. William K, Harrison, chief U. N. negotiator. "At least they are not adamant on the time prisoners are to be held in custody. While the Communists did not name a neutral, there were unofficial reports the Reds would nominate India. Observers predicted U. w, negotiators would agree. The Communists have rejected Switzerland as a neutral. At the end of a 64-minute session at Panmunjom the three major points of dispute appeared to shape up like this: 1. The Communists indicate they were ready to bargain on the length Wesr Diplomats Say Iron Curtain NaHons Up Military Spending By RICHARD O'REGAN VIENNA I.TI—Any "peace offensive" now underway in East Europe is being accompanied by signs of bigger war preparation than ever behind the Iron Curtain. Rather than indications of peaceful intentions, Western diplomats on duty in the Soviet bloc countries report there are many signs of a deliberate intensification of military effort. Both Czechoslovakia and Poland have announced big increases in their military spending for 1953 since Moscow extended the olive branch a month ago. Diplomats expect other' satellites also lo up their budgets for guns, planes and troops soon. An estimated 14 million of East Europe's 80 million men, women nd children are either under under arms or receiving semi- military training in schools nnd factories, since April 1, training programs have been going ahead .t a more vapid pace than ever before. In each satellite land, workers are being urged to greater production for the "defense of the homeland." Armament Uninterrupted Vast sums of national budgets, diplomats believe, are being channeled from non-essential expenditures to the development of war industries. The armament and training of "security forces"—which supplement by millions the 1,125.000 men in the satellite armed forces—is uninterrupted. A week ago Czech Finance Minister Jaroslav Kabes presented ft 1953 budget doubling last year's expenditures for defense and internal security. In the debate which preceded approval of the budget on April 23, Deputy O. Burda disclosed the nation's military plans. He said: "Now that the reorganization of our army is essentially completed, See BEDS on Page 5 of time needed to decide the disposition of prisoners refusing to' go home. 2. There appeared lo be room for compromise on the Communist nomination of an Asian country— as yet unnamed—as the neutral nation and the Allied nomination of Switzerland. 3. The Communists showed no sign of backing down on their insistence that unwilling prisoners be shipped to the neutral power. The Allies were equally firm in their demand that the prisoners be kept in Korea while their fate Is decided. Keep Koreans in Koreii On the last point, a possible compromise was a suggestion to ship Chinese prisoners to the neutral nation and to keep the Korean prisoners In Korea. North Korean Gen. Nam II said, "We are prepared to nominate an Asian neutral nation for the purpose of putting under its custody those prisoners of war not directly repatriated and hold c<?"c»,-Kation with your side about this matter. Nam added: "With regard of when to send the neutral nation those prisoners of war not directly repatriated and how long they should stay, our side originally proposed that they be sent to the neutral nation within one month after the completion of direct repatriation and that the side, concerned make explanations to them within the period of eix months after their arrival there. "But since your side feels that the time involved Is too long, we consider that although an appro- Hue TRUCE on I'asc 5 HOMEWARD BOUND — First of American soldiers repatriated last week in the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners of war at Panmun- jom, were scheduled to arrive at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., this afternoon from Hawaii. Here, a portion of the 35 freed prisoners are shown boarding a hospital plane at Tokyo for the United States and home. The soldiers had a 24-hour stopover at Honolulu yesterday. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Tokyo) ****** HomebouncL Prisoners On Last Leg of Flight HONOLULU (AP) — A big hospital plane carrying 35 excited American fighting men freed from Communist prison camps only a week ago left today on the last Pacific lap of a flight home. The plane was airborne at 12:12 m (5:12 a. m., EST). It is due at Travis Air Force Base, 30 miles northeast of San Francisco, about 1 p. m. Pacific Daylight Time (3 p. m., EST). In contrast the gala welcome when the. m?o arrived yesterday, their depar.ji'ii .v,'i.3 virtually! unnoticed. Two reporters and a handful of photographers, saw them off. The men remained aboard Army ambulances and buses for more than an hour while agriculture inspectors gave their giant strato- cruiser plane a last-minute spray- ng. An Air Force spokesman said all of the 35 have temporary orders assigning them to Travis. Soon after their arrival new orders will be cut sending men who are hospital care will be sent to hospitals near their homes if possible. 8 Arc Litter Patients Eight of the 35 art litter tients. The pa- C91 Stratocruiser which fjr^aghti*^! men Here from Tokyo ^n'deX'n* I':1S p. -'m. Yesterday. .• Sortie were taken to Tripler General Hospital for a. checkup ,and rest. An Army spokesman said the patients were in good shape but a little tired. Meat of them waved happily and smiled as they stepped from the hospital plane into a throng of beautiful nurses, thinly clad hula dancers and official greeters. Two Air Force wives draped colorful flower Icis around the neck of each man and gave them well enough directly lo their i a ,!? g hu . g ;, ,. . ... homes. Those who need further , Ihc , e ' sht '! 1 J „ r! , !„ T° '- ^d from the belly of the big Ike Keeps Tab On Congress With ' WASHINGTON tfp) — President Eisenhower keps track of what Is going on in Congress by reading the Congressional Record, two House members reported today. Reps. Fulton and Corbett fR.p-i) told newsmen about it after visiting with Eisenhower at the White House. Futlon said that at one point Eisenhower swunfi. around and picked up a copy of the Concessional Record from a table behind his desk. Fulton said he and Corbett expressed surprise that the President found time to read the Record, which is a daily verbatim account of Senate and House proceedings. Eisenhower replied, Fulton said.. that he tried' to read the Record I 'every time they give me a 15- ' minute break." Flying Farmers Planning Education Program for FFA Establishment in Arkansas of the National Flying Farmers Association's proposed program of aviation education for Future Farmers ol America members is getting under way. The machinery for this program Is being put into, motion in this stole by Charles Rose of Roseland, president of the Arkansas Flying Farmers Association. Weather Casualties Identified WASHINGTON W—The Defense Department today Idtntlfied 28 Korean War cascaltlcs In a new list (No. 801) thftt Included 4 killed, 20 wounded, 1 missing In action a,nrt 1 ctptured. Po?ice Find Radios BRUSSELS, Belfium (/P) — The Belgian police today reported the discovery of five or six secret short wave radio transmitters, some of which have apparently been used to send military Information to an unidentified receiver in Copenhagen. The, defense ministry said two persons have been arrested In connection with transmission of military Information abroad and Hint the Investigation Is being continued. ARKANSAS—Thunderstorms and high winds this afternoon and tonight and northeast portions Thursday; cooler tonight, MISSOURI — Showers and thunderstorms through Thursday w i't h heavy rainfall Indicated for east and north portions; no decided change in temperatures; low tonight 50s northwest to 60s southeast; high Thursday 60s northwest to 70s southeast. Minimum this morntnK—Q3. Maximum yesterday—R3. Sunrise tomorrow—5:1]. Sunset today—6:4.1. Prcclp, 24 hours to 7 a.m.—none. rrcclp. Klncfi Jan. 1—19.40. Menu temperature (midway between hlRti and low)—73, Normal ami mean for April—61. This Dale Last Year Minimum thl« mornlnrf— (J:t, Maximum yestenlav— RD Picclp. Jan. 1 lo dale- 20.32, As outlined by the national federation of the various state groups of Hying farmers, the program aims at encouraging PPA members to take an active interest in aviation as it Is applied to farming and ranching. The NFPA. Mr. Rose said, has completed setting up its "air age education program" with the cooperation of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, state aviation officials and vocational agriculture Instructors. He said he v/ill contact the state su5H:rvi.sor oi vocational agriculture George P. Sullnrds, in Little Rock in the near future to try to arrange for presentation of the NPPA "air age educaton program" plans at the summer meeting of state vocational agriculture instructors. In connection with the move to provide. aviation education for young farmers the NPPA Is current ly offering a "Hying scholarship" to the FPA, 4-H member or member of a Plying Farmer family. Being offered in cooperation with the entrant and a CAA medical certificate must accompany the entry. Judges for the competition will be See FAKMKtlS on 1'age 5 Tommy BartlMt, radio iion producer of the and televl- "Weicome Traveler" program, this scholarship will be awarded to the writer of the winning essay on "The Airplane and Its Use on Farms and Ranches." Mr. Ro;,c said the scholarship will be awarded at the national NFPA convention In Wichita, Kan., In September. All Arkansas farm youths are eligible to compete for this scholarship, he said, which gives the necessary training imd instruction leading to a CAA-approvcd private pilot's license. Entrants must bo between 16 nnd 21 years ol age and physically qualified for a pilot's license. Accompanied by a letter of recommendation from 4-H Club lender, vocational agriculture teacher, school principal or teacher, the 500-yord essay Is to be ecnt to NPFA Scholarship, Allls Hotel Arcade, Wichita, K»n., bo.forc midnight Aug. 24. A photograph of Charles Czesehin !s Re-Elected Ark-Mo President Charles C. Czechin was reelected president of Arkansas- Missouri Power Company at a Boald of directors meeting at the company's home office here yesterday. Also re-elected were Gus B. Walton, vice president; Chas. R. Newcomb, secretary and treasurer; F. E. Atkinson, auditor and assistant secretary; and E. R. Mnson, assistant Treasurer. At the company's annual Block- holders meeting, which preceded the directors meeting, the following were elected to serve on the board; Mr. Czeschin, Vance M. Thompson of McCrory, Hunry F. Trotter of Pine Bluff, Guy Prcellng and Gus B. Walton of Little Rock, August L. Grlcseclieck of St. Louis and Ednlun^ S. Cummings, Jr., of Chicago. lowere p!?ne. Some others leaned on husky medics as they limped down ti'.e gangway. First man off the plane was Cpl. Donald K. LeGay of Leommster, iviass. As each left the plane he was Welcomed by an Air Force officer who called his name over a public address system. A crowd of 300 or moie persons, most of them military dependents, cheered loudly and grass-skirted hula girls swayed lo rhythms of an Air Force band. Some patients blushed and ehuf- lled in embarrassment as they saw the hula dancers. They stood at the foot of the gangway for a few moments while some 50 photographers took pictures. Then they were whisked away for medical checkups and rest. Arkansan Aboard HONOLULU li?} — Cpl. Willie J. Patrick of Hillemrum, Ark., was one of 35 disabled Americans from Korean Communist prison stockades who arrived here yesterday by hospital plane. Storm Warning Is Sounded for West Tennessee MEMPHIS If] — The Weather Bureau issued a severe storm warning today alerting West Tennessee for possible tornadoes this afternoon and early tonight. The Weather Bureau said the alert will stand until between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. tonight. At New Orleans the Weather Bureau said the possibility of a few tornadoes exists through South Central and Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi and In Northwest and West Central Alabama. The Bureau said "this condition will end early tonight." Circus Lion Mingles with Crowd BENTON. Ark. lift — A lion roamed for 30 minutes among 1 2,500 spectators when wind tore .down a circus tent during an anl- ma! act here last night. Eight persons were Injured by the falling tent, but none by the lion, Sheriff Pat Berry said. The lion was one of eight entering the main arena ° r the Dlano Bros. Circus through a wooden passageway from a Iruck when tluj tent began to sway. Seven of the animals scampered back to the vehicle, but the eighth bounded to freedom among the crowd. As the canvas whipped to the ground, spectators flung aside purses, coats and hats and crawled over fallen bleachers and polei to escape the tent and the lion. Sheriff Berry snld the animal was lassoed "between 30 and '40 minutes" later and dragged to th» truck without harming tnyont.