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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLJX—NO. 69 Blythevill* Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevUle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1953 TWENTY PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Ike and Taft Avoid Major Split Over Views on Far East By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower and Sen. Taft (R-Ohio) today avoided any party-splitting break in their relations despite some fundamental differences over U. S. policies in Korea and the Far East. 7— * The White House toofc the initia- Farmers Prefer Restrictions, Godley Asserts Rotary Club Told Of Confusion Due to Lack of Agri Policy Re-iterating what he told the ' House Committee on Agriculture in " April, Lloyd G'odley said yesterday "the farmers would rather be restricted and solvent than free and broke." Mr. Godley, Osceola farmer, spoke before members of Blytheville's Rotary Club yesterday and said he reported to the committee at the request of Congressman E. C. (Took: Ga things. "I told them that at the present time there is adequate farm credit thanks to the local banks and the Production Credit Association. "I also pointed out that the disaster loans has been 'useful, bu that I felt sure they had been abused at times . . . and that there is a definite place for the Farmers Home Administration, which has helped many farmers get their starts." he said. Lowered support prices ,he said would greatly endanger the farm credit system. "And I think the committee agreed with me." "The public," Mr. Godley said, "is somewhat confused regarding sup- porte on perishable commodities and non-perishables. I doubt if any sound program will ever be devised for supporting perishables. Confusion In USDA "Just what Secretary of Agriculture Benson plans to do regarding support prices, no one seems to know. Everyone in the Agriculture Department is apprehensive and confused regarding Mr. Benson's as yet unannounced policies." Secretary Benson, Mr. Godley said, has "insinuated" that the far. mere have been living off the bounty of the nation and has voiced displeasure with "our practical" farm program. However, Mr. Godley stated, the House Committee on Agriculture has said it will not- approve any farm program which does not offer improvements over the present one. Mr. 3odley was introduced by Rotarian James Roy. Guests at yesterday's meeting included Capt. Robert Reeder, Bailey Plemming, Little Hock; Cliff Byrd, St. Louis; Grady Burton, West Memphis, and Dr. M. Lloyd Godley, Oklahoma City. Nehru Sees Settlement Of Suez Canal Dispute CAIRO, Egypt (/P)—India's Prime Minister Nehru, after a 90-minute conference with Egypt's Premier Maj. Gen. Mohammed Naguib. said today there was a "way of settlement" for the bitter Anglo-Egyptian dispute over military control of the Suez Canal. Nehru, who stopped off briefly In Cairo en route by air to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in London, did not specify what It was. tive only a few hours after Eisenhower had said at a news conference that "No," he did not agree with Taft's assertion that the U. S. "might as well forgek the United Nations as far as the Korean War is concerned." Eisenhower aides called Taft's office to inquire about the health of the Senate Republican leader. They intimated the President planned to address a note of cheer to Taft, hospitalized in Cincinnati with an undiagnosed hip pain. Eisenhower had sent such a message when the senator was in Walter Reed Hospital here last week for a checkup. Taft was' publicly silent about the President's disavowal of the Ohioan's proposal that the U. S. withdraw "from all further peace negotiations in Korea" if present ,ruce talks fail. Aides said Taft would not comment for several days, If at all. But Robert A. Taft Jr., the Benator's son, noted in a telephone interview from Cincinnati that Taft had said in his Tuesday night speech he was giving only his personal views on the Far Eastern situation and had said these views were not intended "as any criticism of what is being done or not done." The "Not a senator's Break" son said he is satisfied the difference of opinion could not be construed as a "break" with the President, nor would it be likely to be reflected opposition to administration policies. . Taft is scheduled to return to Washington Sunday. The Eisenhower and Taft statements left the two most powerful men in the Republican party publicly at odds not only on the U, N.'s future rola in the Far East if truce talks fail but on the methods by which peace might be attained in that area. Taft has favored a "one-bite" approach to a Korean settlement, wrapping up also the problems of Formosa and Indochina in a single STASSEN STUDIES INDIAN METHOD — Mutual Security Director Harold Stassen watches a camel plod past, turning a watenvheel at Rai village north of Delhi, India. A villager explains how the waterwheel draws the water to irrigate fields. The Indo-U. S. Technical Cooperation Agreement program, which has several projects m operation in the area, will introduce a project at Kai next month. Stassen is on a tour with U .S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. (AP Wirephoto) West Diplomats See — E. Germany Shake-Up Big Boost for Moiotov By THOMAS P. WHITNEY MOSCOW (AP) — Western diplomats in Moscow said today they regarded replacement of military control by a civilian Soviet High Commissioner in East Germany as considerably strengthening the power of agreement. Eisenhower told yesterday's news conference that objectives are not attained in 'one great sudden agreement that everybody sits down and signs. He said if the present U N. truce offer is accepted by the Communists the Allies would be in a better position to go ahead with a just program in Korea than they are now. "Extremely Unsatisfactory" Taft said In his Tuesday night ,peech any truce under present conditions is bound to be "extreme- y unsatisfactory" since it would divide Korea unnaturally and it night release a million Chinese soldiers to be used against Nationalist-held Formosa and French Indochina. If the truce efforts fail, Taft proposed that the U. S. tell England and other allies that it is withdrawing from all further peace negotiations. He did - not outline Foreign Minister V. M .Moiotov. He will now have, they said, direct and persona! control of German affairs in the Soviet occupied zone. Previously these had been under the Defense Ministry and, ndirectly, the whole Soviet government. The Kremlin announced yesterday that V. S. Semyonov, one of this country's leading German 3erts, had been appointed Soviet High Commissioner for Germany. He will take over from Gen. Vos- sily Chuikov, chief of the Soviet Control Commission, who will now be limited to command of Soviet occupation forces. 'Western observers here think it quite possible that Chuikov Will be recalled even from that post and given a new assignment in the Soviet Union. The diplomats speculated that a reason for the shift might be a possibility that the Soviet Union may propose talks on the reunification of Germany among the civilian High Commissioners of Britain, France, the U. S. and their new appointee, Semyonov. Same Level As Conant Semyonov's appointment, they said, apparently put him on the same level as U. s. High Commissioner James Bryant Conant and the British and French representatives. It is clear, these sources said, that the Western commissioners will now have to deal with Semy- onov rather than with Gen. Chui- kov as they have done in the pasf. Semyonov's appointment carries the rank of ambassador and, as a "If you are going to go it alone me place," Eisenhower said, "you of course have to go it alone every- vhere. . . . Our whole policy is based on this theory: No single nation can live alone in the world. Ne have to have friends." Several hours after the news :onference the White House grant- 'd newsmen permission to quote See IKE on Page 3 vhat further steps he would take, foreign service official, he will re .,„ _.„. ,.__. ,_ . _ ,. p()rt dil . ectly to Molotov It makes the new appointee the top Soviet official in Germany in place of Chuikov whom he served several years as political advisor. He has the function of observing the fulfillment by the East German Class Night Awards Given BHS Seniors; Graduation Tonight Scholastic awards were presented members of the 1953 graduating class of Blytheville High School last night at the annual Class Night program In the school auditorium. Bonnie McCormick, who was honored as valedictorian, also was presented the mathematics and English awards. Marilyn Jean Dougherty, named salutatorian, was presented the good citizenship award given an- Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy with not much change In temperatures this afternoon, tonight and Saturday; widely scattered thundershowers west portion Saturday. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday; windy west and north portions; warmer northeast tonight; low tonight 70-75 northwest to 60-65 southeast; high Saturday generally in the 90s. Minimum this morning—05. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunrise tomorrow—4:49.' Sunset today—7:06. Prcolp. 24 hours to 7 a.m.—none. Mean temperature (midway between high nnd lowl—72.5. Normal and mean lor May—77.1. Prpclp. Jan. 1 date—20.38. * Tnl! Date Last War Minimum this morning—SB. Maximum ycstprrtny—72. Freclp. Jan. 1 tlatft—3347. nually by the Charievoix Chapter of the DAR. Other award winners were; Science, Jimmy Weedman. Public speaking medal, given by Oscar Fendler, Fruma Borowsky. Vocal music award, given by Mrs. George Lee, Johnny O'Brien. DAR history award, given by the Chpjlevoix chapter, PaUy Caldwell. Agriculture award, given by Blytheville Kiwanis Club, Fred Abbott. Masque and Gavel Society award, Fred Abbott. The 92 members of the senior class will receive their diplomas in commencement exercises at 8 o clock tonight in the high school auditorium Commencement speaker 1 will b« Arch W. Ford, Arkansas commissioner of education. Max B. Reid, president of the school board, will present the diplomas and School Superintendent W. B. Nicholson will give a resume of the 1952-53 school year. The program will include a piano prelude by Prances Slayton and the High School Choir and Boys' Glee Club. The Rev. J. H. Melton, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, will give the Invocation and the Rev Bob McMaster, pastor of Lake Street Methodist Church, benediction, will give the UAW Wins New Pay Agreement DETROIT (IP) — A new, higher wage agreement reached with the first of the "independant" automakers and with one supplier firm, the CIO United Auto Workers concentrated today on altering their still unexpired contract wih Briggs Manufacoring Company. Nash-Kelvinator was the "independent" Which agreed overnight to alter its contract, giving workers everything wagewlse that General Motors, Chrysler and Ford already had given. While, the "Big Three" agreed to up maximum pensions from $120-130 to 137.50 monthly, including, Nash-Kelvinator and the UAW agreed to submit that question to a joint committee for study and recommendation. republic of its obligations under the Potsdam Agreement and also of maintaining liaison with the Western Allies on "questions of a general German character." Western diplomats here do not believe there is any simple answer as to whether the shift means a fundamental change in Soviet policies toward Germany, but the possibility is the subject of much djscussion. Execution Date is Set Again For Rosenbergs Convicted Atom Spies Sentenced To Die June 15 NEW YORK W- Condemnet atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosen berg were sentenced today to di in the Sing Sing prison electrl chair the week of June 15. This was the fourth time tha Federal Judge Irving R. Kaufman had set the execution date amic a maze of legal defense maneuvers which are still continuing. Defense counsel unsuccessful!; sought to have Judge Kaufman Postpone the setting of the dati until next Monday. The Rosenbergs were accused o conspiracy to pass atom bomb EC :rets to Soviet Russia. They in the Sing Sing death house. Attorney Not In Court Their attorney, Emanuel H Bloch, was not in court today His father, Alexander Bloch, also an attorney, represented the con demned couple. Federal attorneys firmly opposed the defense move to delay setting of a date. After a brief verba: skirmish between Bloch and U. S Attorney J. Edward Lumbard, Judge Kaufman announced briskly :hat he was "going to act today, because the date I fix will be the same date, even if I did put it iver to Monday. I have made up ny mind." "I then ask you to set the execution date for the first week in July," said Bloch. 1 "The date is June 15, Mr. Bloch, <aufman replied. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Bill McFarland named junior high coach . . . Elliott sparks Browns to win . . . Cards Reds lie ... Sports . . . I'ase 5. . . . . . City owes thanks to school safety patrols . . . editorials . . . . . . Pafe 6 ... ... On Missco Farms . . . Page . . . Society news . . . Page 4. . . .. . Markets .. . Page 3... Fund Cut Uncerfairk Full effect on Mississippi co-jnty of House of Represe|ta lives- approved cutbacks in the public health services budget could 'not Vxi determined immediately, according to local herlth authorities. The threat of curtailed services* _ ^ __ ____ _ for both local and state offices | came this week in the form of a bil passed by the House of Representatives calling for an apropriation of $50,OCO,000 for public health services. This figure is $10,000,000 l than the budget proposed by President Eisenhower and $25,000.000 less than the 1052-53 appropriation. The Senate has yet to consider the bill. While effect on individual local areas is not known yet, Dr. J. T. Herron. state health officer, has said such a reduction would curtail health sericevs in the state con- Wheat Histories Due Wednesday Wednesday is the final day for reporting wheat acreage histories to the Production Marketing Administration offices In Blytheville and Osceola. Walter Daniels, senior field officer for PMA, pointed out that the county's allocation, should wheat controls be forthcoming, will be based on these reports. No reports are. to be taken after 1 Wednesday, he said. siderably. State health officials predicted the proposed cutbacks would hamper construction of several hosltals, require a reduction in force, reduce or eliminate immunization and the vitamin program of the maternal nnd child health division of thi state department, preclude the tuberculosis, x-ray program and curtail educational and other service projects. On the local scene, the only de- nlte word received so far concerns the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. May Cut Clinics Mrs. Francis GammiU, executive lecretary of the association here, said Dr. A. C. Curtis, director of the Tuberculosis Control division of the State Health Department, informed her'that the free x-ray program would be curtailed by the reductions. Whereas the visits of the mobile x-ray units cent out by the State Health Department now are. made to this county each year, such clinics probably could be held only ever.yother year if funds are reduced, he said. He also said the Arkansas legislature would have to provide funds to maintain tuberculosis control work in the sl^te. 'Along this line, Dr. E. J. Easley, state director of the Bureau of Local Health Services, In a letter to the County Health Unit here, indicated that while no details are available concerning possible reductions in local areas, "Cuts In the Slate Health Department wers sustained in the last state legislative session, and since it will hi} two years before this body Is again In sessions, no relief can be exijected from this source In the Interim," he said. | There are no anticipated reductions in the full-time staff of health officers In Mississippi County, 1 local authorities Indicated, though ft. was felt in some quarters the prdgram being conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Division, of furnishing vitamins for children whose parents cannot afford U feed them properly, may be dlsconanued. In this area. The county now has a'l GOP Abolishes 11 District Tax Offices WASHINGTON (/Pj—The new Republican administration has abolished 11 of the 17 district commissioner offices set up last year by the outgoing Democratic administration when it reorganized the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Three new district commissioner offices have been established, dividing the nation and its territories, for tax purposes, into a new total of nine districts. The sweeping revision of the tax bureau's top Held services swept out of office John B. Dunlap, who as Commissioner of Internal Revenue supervised last year's lop-to- bottom reorganization. Before the change of administration, Jan. 20, Dunlap was made district commissioner at Dallas, Tex., where he had spent most of his career in the revenue service. In a joint announcement yester- Reds Rejected Latest Truce Proposal Allies Disclose; Korean War Continues Hot Allies Battle Reds' Biggest Attack of Year day, Secretary Humphrey and the Treasury Colcman Andrews, the new commissioner, said Jie revision of last year's reorganization would take effect July 1. They called it a "first step in concentration on a business-like management program." Jua/ce Rocks Ethiopia ' ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (IP)— Six leavy earthquake shocks rocked the Ethiopian eastern province of ar yesterday morning. Great destruction was reported mainly in the .owns of Harrar and Diredawa. SEOUL, Saturday (AP) — U. S. and Turkish troop; pulled off Outposts Vegas ant Elko last night as the bij Chinese drive rose in fun along the ancient invasion road to Seoul, 30 miles to the south. A front line dispatch said Allied irtillery at once loosed a furious lombardmenl on the two scarrec icighls. Chinese guns replied and .he artillery duel raged beneath ( ull moon. The Chinese Communists, strik- ng with 8,500 men in the wesi vhile mounting a B,500-man drive n the center, thus had seized three 'Ut-post hills east of the truce own of Panmunjom. The third vas Carson, which fell Thursday light. The weary Americans and Turks pulled back on orders after more ban 24 hours of bloody fighting, iften with the bayonet. Savage artillery pounding from ioth sides had ripped up trenches, mnkers and fox holes on Vegas nd Elko. AP Correspondent Forrest Edvards reported a five-mile front long the row of hills guarding the oad to Seoul was "one big cloud f dust, smoke and explodin; hells." " Marine tanks stood on the main ine positions and poured hun- :reds of high velocity shells into iie ranks of the oncoming Reds. iVaves of fighting - bombers hurl- d bombs and flaming jellied gas- line on the attackers. The fivevnile front stretched rom a point about five miles north, ast of Panmunjom through the illl outposts to the larger-position o?."iTOie Kr l c< :- w>|r:h :;^ ;'fl ^mlles Hfe'ltst re reported standing firm pn The where two Chinese batal- lons, about 1,500, were hurled back. In London, the War Office an- lounced in a communique that the British on The Hook had inflicted "crashing defeat" on the Chinese leds. Two MIGs Downed U. S. Sabre jets shot down two Communist MIGs, probably des- i-oycd another and damaged three i sky battles over North Korea. The kills put Sabre pilots within lanes of the one-month record or the Korean War. Marine tanks firing from main ne Allied positions poured hun- reds of high velocity shells into ie Red ranks, while waves of ighter-bombers unloaded 166,000 ounds of high explosives and na- alm on the Red side of the battle- •ont. On the East-Central Front, where ie Reds grabbed several outposts a 6,500 man attack Wednesday ght, South Koreans were battling riday to re-capture a key posi- on on Bloody Ridge. KOKs also counterattacked In Finger Ridge area where the .eds held two smaller outposts, the Army said. The two-pronged attack in the West and on the East-Central Front is the biggest since the battles for the Kumhwa Ridges last October. Brig. Gen. Slrrl Acar, Turkish brigade commander, said his men had killed or wounded 1,000 Chinese. He estimated that the Reds had from 1V Z to two divisions ready to throw into the Western front fighting. That would be up to 24,000 men. "We beat them before and we'll beat them again," Acar said confidently. There was no immediate, estimate of losses among two Chinese battalions beaten back by British troops defending The Hook, another outpost 10 to 12 miles cast of Panmunjom. The Eighth Army said Commu- See WAR on Page 3 Total Korean War Casualties Set at 2,303,542 U.N. Figures List 406,642 Losses for Allied Notions •UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (ffi— Casualties in Korea have reached a total of 2,303,542 for both sides a survey of official and estimate! figures showed today. The Korean War will be threi years old next June 25 unless truci talks halt the fighting. Official figures of U. N. losses furnished by the U. N. delegation sources, and estimates of the Com munist losses made by U. N. Com mand sources provide the total in ;he periodic Associated Press cas :ialty survey. Many U. N. casualty figure :over the fighting through Apr! and early May. Some are six rionths or more old. Estimates o: Communist losses cover fighting :hrough April 20. Casualty figures for the U. ,he ROK Army of South Korea, and the 15 U. N. Allies with troops ' i Korea now total 406,542. 1,897,000 For llcds Total Communist casualties are estimated at 1,897,000. U. N. dead and wounded total 120,117. Communist dead and Bounded are estimated at 1,347,)00 with another 400,000 non-battle casualties. The Chinese Communists hove suffered heaviest in the tie latest totals represent an ncrease of 174,542 for both sides ince the previous AP survey made ast .Dggembef.,;,'Th!s llgwe in- les |Jh ihcreii% of 56,538 in U. tilled and woUilded, and an es- imate'a'increase 61*111,100 in Com- lunist killed and wounded—a ra- io of more than three to one. Prls- ner and missing in action figures ecount for the balance. On the eve of Memorial Day 953, the latest reported U. S. fig- res from the Defense Department re 21,119 dead, 100,665 wounded, a total of 124,784. Arkansas Tax ~olbctions Set Record LITTLE ROCK t/PI — Arkansas et a new record during the jire- ent fiscal year in tax collections —adding more than three million ollavs to the 1951-52 collections of 95,077,813. Revenue Commissioner Horace Thompson said that collections •om all tax sources totaled $08.90,304. More than 97 millions was aid Into the state during the 1952 alendar year, he said. Collections from gasoline, liquor and sales taxes increased during the revenue year, but loses wer recorded In the beer and incom tax fields despite the addition o 5,000 new individual income taJ payments. Roby Bearden, Income Tax Division director, attributed the loss o. revenue to lower payments from the oil, lumber and aluminum industries. He said he didn't know the reason for the slump [rom these P.O. Holiday Schedule Although Post Office windows wil be closed and no delivery of mail made due to Memorial Day, parcel post and perishable packages and special delivery letters will be delivered, postal officials here said today. Box service also will be given. part-time nutrlttnnlut cai the program hero. rylnj; Final Coronation Dress Rehearsal Goes Off Without Hitch but Without Queen Elizabeth LONDON (* — The final full- dress rehearsal of the coronation went off without a hitch today— and Queen Elizabeth II knows her part so well she left It up to a stand-in to play her role. Crowds outside Westminster Abbey got a good preview of the rich pageantry surrounding next Tuesday's big show—though the trial run was behind closed doors. More than 1,200 persons took part In the 2 l /2 hour practice, carried out with all the trappings under the watchful eye of the duke of Norfolk, who as earl marshal is directing the coronation. The duke's wife played the role of the queen—and won her husband's admiration lor t 'superb < and supreme performance." | heralds who will precede the duke Outfits which the six maids of honor will wear were seen by the crowd for the first time—full-length white satin dresses with gold and silver sequins and tiaras orna- manted with pearls. Extra mounted police had to be called to clear the way for the procession into Ihe Abbey—and to keep an eye on St.. Edward's crown which was brought to the church. They passed through R porch- way decorated with the "queen's beasts" —effigies of heraldic animals specially commissioned for the coronation. Tho long, drawn-out rehearsal brought:-. Its first casualty, too. Sir Thomas Innes, 59, ono of th« of Edinburgh in the procession, collapsed during the ceremony. He was carried from the Abbey on a stretcher. Queen Elizabeth was busy with affairs of state at Buckingham Palace during the rehearsal. For her It was Just another royal work day, as she received the new Kalian ambassador. The queen's failure to show up at the Abbey was somewhat disappointing to the crowd —but they gat a good run for th'elr waiting anyway. They saw old England on parade -ceremonial uniforms and splashes of scarlet and gold us an Indication of the splendor to come next Tuesday. POW Plan Turned Down By Nam II By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN and BILL SHINN MUNSAN (AP) — The Communists rejected outright at least one major reported concession of a new Allied truce plane submitted in secret sessions Monday at Pan- munjom, it was disclosed today. The plan had been called a "now-or-never" offer by many was disclosed today. The plan had been called a "now-or-never" offer by many sourdes and the Beds had been expected to answer it at next Monday's meeting, first after a weeklong recess. The Communists turned down on the spot an Allied proposal that ultimate disposition of any Red prisoners who refuse to go home be left to the United Nations. The Allies had insisted previously that these prisoners be freed If they still balk after a limited, post-armistice period of Red "explanations." However, excerpts of Monday's meeting quoted North Korean Gen. Nam II as saying the Reds won't accept either proposal He made it clear the Communists don't like .he new plan or the old one. 48,500 Refuse Return Some 48,500 prisoners in Allied camps have refused to go back to Communism. The Reds have proposed that the fate of those unA moved by "explanations" be left to a post-armistice political conference. Nam said It is "inconceivable" hat the. Allies propose turning over any Red prisoners to the TJ.N. .vhich he labeled "a belligerent itself." The 0. N. General Asse.bly on Dec. 5, 1952, approved an armi- tice plan drafted by India which provided that, final disposition of unwilling prisoners be left to the U. N. The excerpt was revealed in a etter which Ma].' Gen. Choi Duk hin. South Korean truce delegate, delivered Thursday to the seniof Hied delegate', Lt. Qen. William C. Harrison, Jr. Although not made ublic, the letter Was obtained rom reliable sources which can )t be Identified. Boycott Threatened The allied plan, still under offi- ial secrecy, has rankled South C o r e a n s. Government officials ave threatened to boycott the nice talks and possibly fight on lone unless the plan is killed or evised. There were cries of "appease- ncnt" of the Communists and a sellout" of South Korea. In his letter to Harrison, Choi pecifically called on the U. N. ruce delegation to: 1. Transmit to "the policy mak- ng authority" the opinion and rec- mmendations in his letter. 2. Withdraw the latest Allied uce proposal and prepare a new proposal after the talks are resumed Monday. 3. Grant "full consultation" well in advance to the Republic of Korea in the preparation of the new proposal. Choi went out of his way to make clear that the letter represented "my personal point of view." However, It was known that the letter was approved by President Syng- man Rhee and was taken by South Korean government leaders to represent the views of the Republic of Korea. Choi boycotted the Monday truce session in a move unprecedented Sec TRUCE on Page 3 'I Man Slightly Hurt in Collision A collision in front of the star- vue Drive-in Theatre on Highway 61 South last night resulted in minor injuries to Raymond Stringer and property damage to his automobile and the other car, driven, by Kelsie Baker of Blythevllle, Rt. 4. Mr. Stringer was brought to Blytheville Hospital for treatment and then released. The accident occurred when Mr. Stringer and his wife, who live just across from the theater, started across the highway from the movie, Deputy Sheriff Holland Aiken reported. Mr. Stringer was angling onto the highway toward the south when his car was struck In the rear by the southbound 'vehicle of Mr. Baker, Deputy Aiken said. City police reported an accident at 10th and Hearn Streets yesterday Involving W. P. McCormick of West Main and Bobby Faulkner of Blythevllle. Officers Max Koonce nd Bert Ross reported the Faulkner car was traveling north on 19th nd the McCormick vehicle was 1 going west on Hearn.

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