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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOL. XLvnr—NO. 55 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS : _ ... ™* DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOfmilU. ST AEKAHKAK i»r, wvi^«.. T T **^ Blythevilte Courier Mi^i^m v.,,... ,-. — "—* an AKKANSA6 AXD SOUTHEAST tOMOUIM Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blylhevllle Herald Nam II Veils Threat p^ Entered OfNewRedOffense HITTMO \ NT T/- / . TT.V ^ ... MUNSAN, Korea (AP)_Communist truce negotiators today made a veiled threat of a Red offensive as Korea armistice talks resumed after n three-day recess—but immediately bogged down over tlie prisoner of war issue The prisoner issue alone blocks* ] an armistice. The Reds demand' return of nil their captured soldiers. The United Nations Command says not a single captured Red will be forced to return against his will. Nam 11 Repeals Charges North Korean Gen. Na mil repeated his well-worn charges that the Allies have been -slaughtering POWs. He referred lo the April 10 riols on Koje Island which were disclosed during the recess. Then he declared: "The Korean People's Army and Ihe Chinese Peoples' Volunteers decidedly cannot sit by while seeing their captured fellow coinhta- ants being slaughtered by your side at will." "Threat" Is Seen The U.N. spokesman, Brig. Gen. William P. Nuckols. said Nam Il's statement "could be interpreted" IBS a threat of stepped up warfare j,7i>y Communist troops. But Maj, Gen. William K. Harrison, Jr., senior U.N. delegate, passed off Na mil's statement as propaganda. Another plenary session was scheduled for Panmunjom tomorrow at 11 a.m. to p.m. Tuesdav EST.) Red Demand Rejectcil At the start of today's 34-minute session Nam II demanded that the Allies accept the Reds' May 2 pro- e es ay proposal-calling for return of 132,000 capUlred Reo&. Harrison rejected tt. "_'.-' :-..~^-Allied screening of 169,000 Ked captives showed only 70.000 wanted to return to Red territory. Harrison offered the Communists the right to participate in a rescreening of prisoners. Na mil refused. Red Pilot Shot Down in Korea Ground Action Is 'Limited' SEOUL, Korea —The Air Force said U. S. Sabre Jet pilots ..litipt down a Communist Jet today^MSf 4 -' aerial duel over North Korea. S-3»» On the ground action was liimtid to patrol skirmishes. Jet Ace Maj. Donald Adams, Mt. Clemens, Mich., was credited with destroying the MIG, raising iiis total bag of Hed Jets to 6H. An Eighth Army staff officer said one of the sharpest ground fights today was a 35-ininutc clash at dawn northwest of Korangpo on the Western Front. Small arms, automatic weapons, artillery, mortar fire and hand grenades were used to throw back a reinforced Red platoon. Ten Communists were reported killed. The American minesweepers Mur- relet and Swallow exchanged fire with Communist shore guns Monday off the East. Coast, Neither ship was hit, the Navy said. The U. .S. Cruiser St. Paid fired its 42.000th shot of the war. The Navy also reported today that i 24 South Korean seamen were killed and 21 injured when the Korean frigate Apnok nnci the American Ammunition Carrier Mount Biker collided in Korean waters last Wednesday. There were no casualties on the American ship, which suffered oiilv minor damage. Van Fleet Goes To Pusan After Trouble Flares Martial Law 1$ Invoked by Rhee Due to Guerrillas PUSAN, Korea 1/rV-Gen. James A Van Fleet, commander of the U. S. Eighth Army, sped here from Seoul today and went i, llo immediate conference with President Syugman Rhee on the South Korean executive's declaration of martial law. American embassy officials sat in on the meeting. No word had come out of the conference late tonight. An Eighth Army spokesman in Seoul said no official comment made on the Van Fleet's flight to Pusan. The Eighth Army and the United Nations have painstakingly avoid ed South Korean internal affairs but always have been ready t _BLYTlIBVn,LE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY. MAY 27, J 952 advise when' asked. General Is A Friend Van Pleei is a personal friend j of Rhee and often has expressed admiration of him. There was nothing to prevent van Fleet from speaking frankly 10 Rhee or, any questions lhat might arise in connection with martial law. although these remarks would remain unofficial. I 1 S. Ambassador John J, Muncio is in (he United States. In his absence Van Fleet is the lop U N and U. S. representative in area Just before the session be"an Rhee issued a long-awaited public statement explaining why he proclaimed martial law in Pusan the temr/prar^ " - : ^?'-&JSSat*?'gS)"°st provinces. ' ^jf^wf^??*. .Overdue' -—• slid "Mis''''Schcm—"'necessary and long overdue"—was forced by increasing guerrilla activities in the region and was taken to prevent public demonstrations from becoming violent. In Community Betterment Event Joycees to Compile Scrapbook for Stare-Wide Contest Blylhevllle was entered today in a state-wide, year-long race that has $100 waiting nt the finish line for the winner. The race is the Arkansas Community Accomplishments Contest in which towns and cities compete within population ranges on the basis of civic improvements made during the year. Blythcville's entry in the contest is being handled by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, which voted to undertake this project at a board of directors meeting last night This city will lie entered'in' the S.COO-to-20.000 population range, thc division in which Parasould won the first prize of S700 for its accomplishments of the past year. Li-achville won tile $100 first pr j z( , m the under-2,500 population class m this contest. Judging in the contest, which is designed to encourage civic improvements by the citizenry, is done on the basis of scrapbooks submitted by the entrants. The current contest ofTicially besan March 1 and ends March 1, 1D53. The contest is sponsored annually by the Arkansas Resources and Ue- velopmenls Commission, (lie Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas Power and Light Co. The Jaycces were beginning work >day on Blytheviile's scrapbook TWELVE PAGES Connecticut to 'Ike' By The Associated Press Gen. Dm'ght D. Eisenhower today won ail 22 votes Connecticut will have in (he Republican national convention. (Related Story on Page 12.) 'American soldiers have been ambushed and killed in the very vicinity of Pusan." he said. This was a reference to the slaying of five U. S. soldiers by guerrillas Friday in a gravel pit at Tongnae eight miles north of Pusan. "Murder has been committed with impunity," nhee continued This apparently referred (o the slaying of a South Korean army | captain, allegedly by a national 1 assemblyman, several weeks ago I "And." Rhee went on, "the pub[ lie feeling has been rising in indig- i nation against those recalcitrant, irresponsible members of the national assembly. The assembly obtained the member's release from jail but he was re-arrcsled by South Korean military, police. "Far reaching Communist connections have been uncovered and the authorities are taking steps lo make a thorough investigation of the case," the president said. 'When the investigation is completed, the full facts will be dis- j closed to the public." 18 Firms Enroll In BVD Program 6 Solicitation Teams Begin Work on 'Value Days' Event Eighteen merchants signed up yesterday as cooperating firms in a BVD-Blytheville Value Days- program being sponsored by the Merchants Division of the Chamber of Commerce. t Si^f team!! started KilMkffrSffi&ii., terday. The division "ncipfs [ KT"1ret 7o merchants to pai-ticlp»ti''Li **, program designed to "brine ooonle m to Blytheville and to keep Blytheville customers at home." Larry Katz is chairman of the committee arranging the BVD program. Teams reporting this morning were: Bob Bay and Doug Boren, three; Kelly Welch and'j c tdwards. five: R. l, W nde. Jr.. and T. A. Bell, five: and Mrs B Ker bough and Mrs. Bill cherry, five. Fish-Poisoning Case Continued In Court Here Hearing for Marion Bishop of M 3 E ta ™JA ch J!'» B .<" PO*™!nBflsh ANO'lllKR SERVICE OF BI.OOI) I'KOGRAM-Mrs. Jerry Cohen (right) and Chickasawba District Chapter Secretary Mrs Floyd Haralson check the indexing system which makes blood donors easy to fmd in event of an emergency. Mrs. Haralson pointed out that, blood typos of over 300 persons have lieen recorded at the North Second Street chapter house as a result of the Hed Department bloodinobilc visits. The bloodmobile pays a return visit on June -1 Two hundred donors are needed. tCourier News I'hclo) Union Agent Bars Press — Effort to End Strike Here Unsuccessful of ^ ! site sentatives of the hospilnl's hoard of governor, R.,wVi» Comtruction Company, and the sinking cnrpcnlcr'g union met for three and one-half hours No agreement was readied,'however, and no date was set for another conference. ' -+ Work had hardly started on the construction job when the carpcn Inside Today's Courier News . . . Osceola News . . . I'age 3. . . . Arkansas News Briefe . . rage 7. ij . . . Socicly . . .Page 4. ..> . . . Sporls . , . Tage 8. . . . Markets . . . I'auc 5. was con Municipal Whether Arkansas forrrnst: Considerable cloudiness with scattered thunder- in a ditch near Manila nuect until Saturday ourt this morning '"" Bishop is charged with violation i of Section 41-4405 of the Arkansas Statues which covers the poisoning of lakes and streams Information filed by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Arthur S. Harrison cliar-t es Bishop with poisoning the water of Ditch 16 near Manila by pjac ing the spout of an anhydrous amoma applicator in the water ' Witnesses living near the ditch I testified this morning of finding the 1 spout of an anhydrous amonii an-1 plicator in t£e ditch and finding! dead fish on the water i J. W. Taylor of Osctola. g.nne ! ?"* ?"" Missljs| PPi Cmmiv. testified that. Mr. Bishop admitled placim; thc spout in tlie water but woiud h ki,r t;,. knmv thc chcmi ™' storms tomorrow, in the northwest i this afternoon and in the West -md i north tonight. Cooler in the west' and north tomorrow and in the 1 northwest tonicrnt. " i Missouri forecasl: Comlclrrable j cloudiness Tuesday night and Wednesday with showers and thunder- i storms Tuesday IlWlt and cast and f south Wednesday with locally heavy [ thunderstorms east and south i Tuesday merit and Wrdnosclav < cooler west and north Tuesday i j:icht and east and south Wednesday. Minimum this morning~60 Marimurn yesterday— K Sunset today—7 : oi Sunrise tomorrow—1:50 Preclpi'atlon 24 hours 'to 7 am —none. Total precipitation since Jan 1— 20.31. Mean temperature (midway between high and !ou p > —73 The Car You Fall Down Out Of? NASHVILLE, Ark. WV-Five-year- old Wanda Copper fell from" her mother's moving automobile near here yestertiay. Mrs. Kirby Cooper stopped the cur. picked up Wanda and started to a hospiu-1 with her. i , nvnnv n, A few minutes later Wanda's L.WJLJUW «, _ A government, ss^r- io ' fen h ™ -*»- «sr oT'^e^ish'^rf 1 ^"" Bot " eirls went to (he hospital.' atorntc Carlson Says He'll Vote to Cut Foreign Aid WASHINGTON M'j _ Senator Carlson (R-Kan). one of the leaders of the Eisenhowcr-for- Prcsident movement, said today he will vote to cut half a billion dollars from the Senate's $6 900 000,000 foreign aid bill. Carlson made this statement as the Senate went into lUs second day of debate on the measure. He returned only yesterday from a conference with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in Paris but he said they did not discuss the bill. However, the Kansas senator's stand took on added significance from the facts (1.) he is close to Eisenhower, and (2.) crass currents from the political maneuvering over the presidency have come into the controversy over Ihe size of foreign aid. Carlson is director of the Eisenhower headquarters here. tors struck /or S2.20 per hour 20 cents more than was being paid Attending yesterday's meeting were: County Judge Paber White Chris Tompkins. chairman of the hospital's board of governors' p w Baldwin of Little nock, president of Baldwin Construction Company; B. S. Shelter,,' president of the Northeast Arkansas District Council of Locals. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and joiners- t; T Bryant, business agent for the 'un ' ion; and Oscar Pcndler. attorney Mr. Bryant refused to let the proceedings of the conference be made public and refused to let a Courier News reporter attend the meeting. L Reds Cut Berlin Phone Lines in Pact Reprisal Allied Motor Patrols Are Barred from Roads twice West Berlin and West Germany today. shut down. Teletype communlca- ,,, lu ™,, y ,-, ol lions between West Berlin and been troubled Germany were not affected. - ^ "^'^- m,, UIK.-CIUU. Today, as before thn 1 appeared to lie the first blow K ave no cxplanaTion or • the promised crnmmnnici vnn-.i^. .(-.. in the promised Communist rcpris als for West Germany's signing of a peace pact wilh liie Western Allies yesterday. West Berlin, 110 miles inside the Soviet Zone, feared a renewal of Ihe near-paralyzing lied blocknde of 1948-10. Motor l\ilrols Barred rlier today thc Russian border guards again barred Allied military motor patrols from Ihc city's only highway link with the West, the 110-mile autobahn to Helm- stcdt. Thc patrols, which ntrt slranded motorists, had been per- guards against Summer School Begins at BHS classes hcgan this morning with 43 students registered. W. D. Toinmey, would principal, said registration continue al! this week. Three teachers arc offering courses In mathematics, science, English, ami commercial subjects. The school is a five-week term. \Streets Get Royal Names SINGAPORE W>-Prince Charles Princess Anne and their father' prince Philip, have had their names' ! given to new Singapore roads Thc - - ----- — ! given to new Singapore roads Thc Weather an Atom Shield* '• c l y council decided that the three I ,™,™ ...... '" Ie/a - ! horoushfaresshall be known n , Kefrigerator Woes Reported by Couple ST. LOUIS, Mo. WV-A yolm couple bought a relriscrator and a stove at a sale several months apo But they didn't want delivery be- Tt 8 d thc ' r hom ° '""'"' bcc " com " McGranery in Office O'Mahoney Hits Airpower Delay Plans of Nation It's Too Dangerous To Wait on Buildup/ Senator Tells Group WASHINGTON W—Son. O'Mahoney <D-Wyo> today denounced as 'Musi too dangerous" administration plans lo delay the buildup of U.S. airpower from mid-1951 to mid-1955. O'Mahoncy. who heads a Senate appropriations subcommittee holding closed-door hearings on the armed forces money bill, announced he will lead a fight lo cancel the proposed "stretch o\ii.«He told a rcporler he will ask - ' ——» » h*; committee lo recommend ex- slna " American installation north po'.Jitures of not less limn of r " :1:ln rtp pP 1" Sou"v ast Korea ..... -- between May 8 and May 17, but since then had not Russians their ac- . Today, as before, the lion. Civilian Traffic Normal Civilian freight and passenger Iraffic on the highway still flowed normally, however. The Communist tightening up on (he surrounded city was heralded in an East German Cabinet decree last night ordering I m medial e "strengthening" of the Easts forces all along Ihc border between East and West Germany. The order did not say what form this strengthening would take but it directed Wilhclm Zaisser chief of the Red up "proper secret police, lo set and adequate" snfe- "- - .-„...nsl spies, saboteurs and agents which it said threatened from the West. "No Reinforcement" Seen As yet the West had no visible evidence of reinforcements on the Iron Curtain borders. West German border police said however, they had reports Irom persons crossing the East Zone line that 131 Russian tanks wore dispersed in the Brunswick area. At that point thc British zone state of Lowr Saxony and (he east zone state of Saxon-Anhalt meet. These reports snld troop garrisons in the area had been Increased in Ihe past lew days. $21.400,000,000 for the n'lr power buildup in the fiscal year starling July 1. inslead of the 19 billion voted by the House. "I dOxnot believe that because we are engaged In a presidential election campaign we should let Russia get the idea we aren't going to provide adequately for Ihe defense of the Untied States, and all it stands for." O'Mahoncy said. He spoke in an interview after hearing testimony by Secretary of thc Air Force Finletter behind the subcommittee's closed doors. He quoted the secretary as opposing the stretch out. FinlcUor. O'Mahoncy said, cautioned the subcommittee that ID billion would make it impossible to achieve maximun- air power before July 1, 1957. Kinlellcr goes before the Senate preparedness subcommittee today as a witness in thai group's efforts to appraise U.S. air strength as matched against Russia's. give three days notice. They did. The store sent the wrong refrig- "npprehended. prosecuted id convicted." (HH.ili-,1 Story on I'age 9.) Red POW's Reported Ready To Meet Gen. Haydon's Terms '™ n Prince Charles Crescent; Prim .• --- Siniare Prince's Anne Close inc Prince Philip Avenue. R| ' C '9 WO X Lands in Europe To I ake Defense Command PARIS 1,1', — Gen. Matthew B. Kidgnay returned (o Europe today lo take command of NATO rifrhting forces and declared his experience In Korea convinced him .1 sound defense against Communism here could be built from a cotnliinalion of manv nations. mean temperature for Normal May—61. This K.He Lr, s( V car Minimum this morning—M Mayimum yesterday—85 Precipitation January j to date PARIS M>, — Gen. Matthew B. Rldgnay landed in Europe shortly afternoon today to take over command of the Western world's military defense against Communist a e - grcssion in Europe. A U. s. Air Force plane brought him from New York to Paris' o'rly Field. Jiwf iw dAys less than cipht years £^^2i?--£f2I=:£HI More than 20,000 French <ccuritv police had been turned out to make sure lhat Communists did not successfully cause a disturbance Eisenhower and Rirtcway were to drive into Paris through the Champs Eiyseo. past Ihc tomb of trance's unknown soldier and out to SHAPE—Supreme Headquarters the clt PCmCrs '" E "r°Pc-outsirie French authorities chose thc entry route as a gesture of contempt to corr.rmmists who threatened to demonstrate against the arrival The direct route trom the airfield O SHAPE bypasses the city, but tho eovmimcnt wanted to Miow they could rmirtle the Ifrds Two hours before Hitlgva" . Gen, Dwlght D. Eisenhower was at the airport to meet the man who will relieve him as supreme AlMed I commander in Europe. road near the airfield. In all. some I 20,000 police were on duty in rec- I tlnns .or the city on the general's | HE DIDN'T SAY IT - Adm. \Vilham M. Fcrlneler above Chief of K;, .,1 Opirjuj. ns sl . llp j at a Washington press conference lual he no connection wilb an alleged "report" which had appeared in some paper' which sairl thai he believer] «« was inevitable b;- 19(jO. KP , , Red Guerrillas Kill 5 Ycm/rs, One S. Korean POSAN, Korea w — CoAmunlst'i guerrillas ea'rly today attacked a -.mall American installation north Big Three Warn Reds of Attack On Free Europe 'VVe'ff Consider \t Threat to Our Own Security,' They Say PARIS W_The Big Three powers hacked up the sis-nation European Army pact today wilh a new declaration that they would corT sider a Communist attack on Berlin west Germany or any other p.iu 01 free Eruope a "threat lo Iheir own security." '" lc .. dccll " : «tlo'' was coincident with the ceremonial signing of the Army pact and related agreements by France, West Germany. Italy Belgium. The Netherlands and Luxembourg which, when ratified '•HI merge Ihcir armed forces into a single army of one million men--history's first peacetime international force. Companion to Treaty The pact Is a companion to tho peace treaty signed at Bonn yesterday by the Three Western powers and the West German Rcpub- Just preceding the signing ceremony and the Allied declaration Communists cut telephone communications between East and West Berlin and 17 long distance lines between Berlin and West Germany Russian border guards again stopped Allied Jeeps from patrolling Berlnv.s highway link with tha West. Gen. Matthew B. Rldgway arrived in Paris to take command of (he NATO armies organized by- Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. The new declaration by U s Secretary of state Dean Acheson' British Foreign Secretary Anthony fcden andJYench Foreign Minister and killed five Ame, ,.n soldiers and one South Korean. (This dispatch, dalcd May 23, was delayed by censors.) Two American soldiers were wounded. Under cover of darkness anc. .,, tt , the guerrillas attacked the camii of nine soldiers at a gravel pit near a village about 220 miles behind thc batllcline. ' An officer of the unit said thc guerrillas burned a tent, a 40-ton truck and an electric generator. They captured a .30-caliber machine gun and a large quantity of ammunition. Two men left the tent Just before the Reds attacked. They were not injured. One man was an guard 'with a machine gira oul.sidc the tent. The Bucrriallas killed him first. Then they rushed into the tent and opened fire, killing four more soldiers and a Korean house boy and wounding two soldiers. Red - they would have to been uncovered. ! ' Order-{ PINAY'S PARTY GAINS-ln- cornplctc returns of French senatorial elections indicate thai the righi-wing government of premier Antomc Pinny, above, gains new strength at expense of Gen, Charles Do Gaulle's Rally of the French People party. This indicates further oonular supporl of I mny's economic stabilization policies. ^.•s™>«*209i*«*,,ij»ates have an abiding interest,"as has the government of France, in the effectiveness of the treaty creating the European Defense Community and in the strength and integrity of that community. "T),roi to Security" "Accordingly, if any action /rom whatever quarter threatens the in- tcgiily or unity of the community the two governments will regard, this as a threat to their own security." Prance, In the European army pact, already is linked wilh West Germany in mutual defense. By their declaration, Britain and. tlie United Stales thus served notice on Germany, in answer' to French desires, that she must not attempt to withdraw from the European army on a lone wolf course once her armed forces are built up _ The declaration added that lha t.-.ree powers considered their con- llnued presence In Berlin as "essential elements of the peace of the free world in the present international position." In addition, the members of NATO and the European army signed protocols pledging each organization to come to the help of the other in the event of armed attack — a guarantee chiefly to West Germany since the others are covered by the Atlantic Alliance. Senate Approval (s Expected WASHINGTON l,T, _ Senate approval was forecast today for a now peace contract signed between the Allies and Western Germany European arms treaty being concluded in Paris today. Tlie peace pact will aj ve Germany icarly complete independence The defense pact joins topelher the armed forces of Germany. Franc- Italy. Belcium, Thc Netherlands ind LuxembouEr. These troom will comprise a unit of the North Atantii: Treaty Command \vhirh also nclurtcs British and American forces. Ike Has Eye Trouble SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED POWERS IN EUROPE M' -Gen D-.vtaht D. Elsenhower is boms trrated for a minor ca-e of ! conjunctivitis, an inflammation of tlie eyes. First 'Miss Manila' Contest to 'Be Held June 13 \TJlMTf A -rn._ u > ....• MANILA—The ilr.-t "Miss Manila" beauty coiiifsf -.ull oe stascd here June 13 lo ,'rlerl this town's rrjirc cnlalr.r m thc "Miss Arkansfi.s" coninrti'ion. Selection of • M,.v Manila" will l." 1 ! urutf-r \\.L',- ;,r liic Ril^ Thri- ler here al 8 p.m. William Hornnr. Manila insurance man who is t'hi.lrman o! thc mm. .viirt U. will be the first such contest held here. Tile Manila linn^ Club wilt sponsor the contest. Serving with Mr. Homer on the contest com- nnuoe are William G. Fox. Joe Hparnbr:y;rr, Erne.-t Wrbb, Alex Ciirti.-* 3mi A E. McCullcy. A T.adics Committee has been named in assist the I,Ions In Mag- ir.c Ihr iolilr-1 ;,l)d Included Mrs. Morcairt Isaacs, chairman, Mrs Madcc Brown, Mrs. James Mortrr] Mrs. Hnr\ey Durham and Mrs McCullcy. The contest committee will moct at R o'clock tonleVit In Howard Funeral Home lo make i,ddi- tional plans j or tile cmi'c-t .Mr Homer said. Winner of (he "Miss Manila" Mile also will receive a S50 savings bond Second prize will bo a S'J.i bond .Tin) ihirrt prizo will !jc "Miss Manila" will compete m the "Mu, 5 Arkansas" contest hi Newport June 25-26, when (he state's rep.-rsrntalhe in tlie ".Miss America" contest at Atlantic Ciiy v. ill be cliosen. LITTLE LIZ gowns ore often ex- • pensive, but Me wear*: >ias wxne- • Thing to show for her money .fuw

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