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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIX— NO. 60 fllythevlija Courier BlytbcvUl* Dally Newt THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI MlnlMippl Valley Leader BlythevUta Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1953 TEN PAGES Liquidation Of M.S.A. k Suggested Senate Group Studies Plan Of Businessmen By ROWLAND EVANS, JR. WASHINGTON (AP) — Two key members said today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will study closely a recommendation to liquidate tht Mutual Security Agency (MSA) and place all foreign aid within the State Department. A unanimous proposal to make the shift has come from 11 teams of businessmen who, at the request of MSA director Harold E. Stassen, surveyed first hand the U. S. foreign aid program In nine European and five Far Eastern nations. Sen. Wiley (R-Wis), chairman of " the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said after hearing testimony from three of the 11 teams that they made out "quite a case." He' also said he thought Stassen could work as well with Secretary of State Dulles from the security agency as he could within the State Department. Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) put it this way: "I think the committee cannot completely ignore the unanimous recommendation of all these teams. Weight will have to be given their proposal." Back • From Tour Dulles and Stassen returned to Washington yesterday from a 12- nation tour of their own, reporting they had "laid a new foundation for friendship" between the U. S. and countries they visited. "Wherever we went," Dulles eaid, "the Communists sought to disrupt our mission and prevent it from achieving its intended purpose. Everywhere they failed." Dulles said he and Stassen will make a full report to president Eisenhower and Congress soon. He also said he would have more to say to "the American people," me-i.ning pe.-t"j-; trough-a -r and television broadcast. Wiley and Knowland spoke out the following what was probably the final committee hearing on the administration's request for $5,424,000,000 in new money for foreign SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS TEACHERS HONORED — Arch W. Ford (second from right), state commissioner of education and Fred Moore of Pine Bluff, (right), governor of Kiwanis International's Missouri-Arkansas District, chat with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stockton prior , to the Kiwanis Club's Teacher Appreciation Week luncheon at Hotel Noble yesterday. Mr. Ford and Mr. Moore spoke at the luncheon. (Courier News Pholo) Inside Today's Courier News ... Osceola's Katie Watson joins AH-American Redheads . . . New players added to Little League rosters . .. Major league flag races past rifst milepost . . . Sports . . . Page 6. . . . . . Society news . . . Page 2. . . . . . Elizabeth the Queen . ., With Korea as Reminder — Nation Pays Tribute To Lives Lost in Ford Lists Education. Trends in. Arkansas Arch W. Ford, state commissioner of education, told teachers of Blytheville's School District that trends in education mean, by far, more than current happenings. ~ —* Speaking at the Kiwanis Club's annual Teacher's Appreciation luncheon in Hotel Noble, Mr. Ford listed 12 trends that are marking the growth o{ education in Arkansas today. They are: 1. Nine-month terms. More than 90 and one-half per cent of the state's 423 school districts now aid in the year starting July 1. Wiley said he hoped, to have a bill ready for the Senate within two weeks. AlfalfaStudyDay Set for Qsceola Research Men From Five States Slated to Attend OSCEOLA — An area-wide study day has been scheduled for Osceola's Eastern Arkansas Alfalfa Substation for July 10, James P. Jacks, junior agronomist in charge of the station announced today. Renewed interest In alfalfa, Mr Jacks said, led to their decision to hold a study day this year. The substation was established through the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture in 1948 to study constantly decreasing alfalfa yields and acreage. On July 9, some 20 scientists, all alfalfa research men, from a five-state area will descend on Osceola for the second annual Lower Mississippi Valley Alfalfa Conference. This group will meet in the court house In the morning and will spend the afternoon at the alfalfa substation. They also are scheduled to visit fields of other alfalfa growers and are to inspect dehydrating plants. OES Choir to Sing . The Choir of the Negro Order of Eastern Star here will present a program at. 8 p.m. Monday at Nehemiah Church on Mathis Street, it was announced today by Roberta Knowles, worthy matron. By The-Associated Press . .. The United States, mindful of prolonged and dreary fighting still going on in Korea, honors in Memorial Day ceremonies today those who fought and died in past battles. Big cities and small towns stage parades and memorial services while families of those still fight ing pray their men will be home for more lhankful exercises anoth: year. ' In Arlington National Cemetery President Eisenhower is to place wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 1 The President then plans to attend Arlington National Cemetery memorial exercises but will not make a speech. Similar solemn services were the theme for the day in ceme. teries throughout the ^and. There were signs that the past bitterness of war is being forgotten. Confederate Dead Honored Individual Confederate flags flut- ,ered over Confederate graves for the first time at Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois. These Confederate soldiers buried on Northern soil had died while held as pris- See MEMORIAL DAY Page 10 Adding of 160 Acres to Game Refuge Okayed Secretary of Interior Douglas McKay has given his approval to the purchase of additional acreage for Big Lake Game Refuge. Federal Game Warden Joe Morton of Big Lake said this morning that the purchase probably would cover some 160 acres on the west side of the refuge. "We felt we needed this straighten our Morton said. boundaries," Mr. Holiday Beatfi Toll Rises Slowly '' Early Figures Show Highway Accidents Claim 30 Lives By The Associated Press The death toll from violent accidents rose slowly in the first hours of Memorial Day .as millions of motorists prepared to head for the highways on the first holiday of Jie spring season. Traffic accidents took the heaviest toll, as expected. Thirty persons were killed in motor mishaps since 6 p.m. local time Friday. Three persons drowned and six others lost their lives in mishaps of miscellaneous causes. Ttie traffic fatalities included six Marine Maritime Academy cadets killed in a head-on crash neai South China, Me. The National Safety Council has estimated 240 persons will be killee n traffic, mishaps in the 54 hours jetween 6 p. m. Friday and Sunday midnight. There were 363 persons killed in raffic accidents in the three-day 952 Memorial Day holiday. Drown- ings totaled 85 and 62 died from miscellaneous causes for a total of 10, one, of the biggest death tolls or the Memorial Day holiday. have school nine months of the year, he said. . ; 2. Better building faci'litie"st*"Vf? kansas' schools, Mr. Ford sald.fevef UN Blasts Reds with Big Guns, Planes as War's Tempo Gains If New Truce Plan Okayed — ROKs Threaten, to Pull Troops from. UN Ranks By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN SEOUL (AP) — The acting prime minister of South Korea threatened Friday to pull ROK divisions from the U. N. Command, freeing them for independent military action, if negotiators sign an armistice based on the latest Allied proposal. Pyun Yung Tai told newsmen ioutii Korea also is prepared to use Its army to block any landing f troops from five neutral nations o guard Red prisoners of war who •efuse to go home." "In order to block these attempts . . we are ready to use our irmed forces and we would even ie willing to shed blood in fighting !iem," Pyun said. South Korea's rebellion against he U. N. truce proposal mounted teadily as the time neared for egotiators lo return to Panmun- om Monday after a week-long re- ess. The Communists are expect- d to answer the proposal handed o them in secret session last Mon- The Reds reportedly turned down t least part of the plan on the jot, but silence from the Peiping led radio indicated to some ob- ervers that high-level discussions lay be under way. U. S. Diplomats and officers of ie U. N. Command were said to e deeply concerned over the bit- South Korean Revolt. One ource said Allied officials are de- oting every effort to quiet the amor before negotiations are re- umed. Attend Graduation Ellis O. Briigs. U. S. ambassa- or to South Korea, flew Saturday the R9g. naval base at Chinhae ear PuS^ft where, with President ! he win sttRpd n.i"-1 duatidft 'exercises Chinese Cling Grimly To 3 Battered Outposts By GEORGE A. McARTHUR SEOUL (AP) — Chinese Communists clung grimly to three battered outposts near Panmunjom today as Allied big guns and warplanes poured tons of explosives and blazing napalm on the smoking, shell-torn hills. The Reds wrested Outposts Vegas, Carson and Elko from U. S. and Turkish infantrymen in a division - strength assault whic invested more than 40 million dollars in new school facilities in the past three years. 3. Better qualified teachers, More than half of the teachers in Arkansas today are college graduates and many of them have masters- degrees, Mr. Ford said. : 4. Higher salaries. "Despite .the fact that school teachers' salaries Brlggs, has been dealing directly with the fiery, 78-year-old Rhee and has. conferred with him at least twice since the Allied proposal was given to the Communists. Pyun's warning of possible bloodshed if "foreign troops" land in South Korea to guard prisoners followed a similar threat from Maj. Gen. Choi Duk Shifi, South Korea's are not as yet satisfactory, they j delegate to the U. N. truce dele- have increased nearly 100 per cent in the past decade," Mr. Ford commented. 5. Qualified administration. He praised the Kellogg Program which is designed to broaden school administration work and commented that school administrative work In Arkansas has become a career within itself. 6. Democratic procedure in school affairs. "The old autocrat system is a thing of the past. Superintendents of today are turning to faculty members and even to business men to work out the problems of their districts." 7. Larger administrative units. He said that consolidations in Arkansas have reduced the number of school districts in the state from "thousands" a decade ago to 423 today. 8. Improved transportation See FORD Page 10 sys- -^^- ' ] ~"^±: Weather ARKANSAS — Party cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and Sunda'y. MISSOURI _ partly cloudy tonight with few scattered thunderstorms mostly west and north; cooler northwest and extreme north; Sunday partly cloudy; low tonight 60 extreme northwest to 70s southeast; little cooler and less humid most of west and central Sunday; high Sunday 80s northwest, 90s southeast. Minimum this morning—73 Maximum yesterday—08. Sunrise tomorrow—4:49. Sunset today—7:06. Mcnn temperature (miclwny between hlRh »nd low)—87.5.. NormnI nnd moan for May 70.2. Pt'ec.lp. .Inn, 1 date—29 ,18 This Date Last, Vrar M'n:miim t.hlfi morntn-!—60. ' Maximum yesterday—80. Preclp. Jin. 1 due—aa.JT. Elizabeth Donees Until 4 a.m. At Pre-Coronation Shin Dig LONDON Iffi — Queen Elizabeth , bubbling with joy, danced lale at a pre-coronation ball and didn't get home until tour o'clock (London time) this morning. Only 100 persons were still waiting outside Buckingham Palace in the cold dawn light to cheer the youthful monarch as she returned from the dance at stately old Hampton Court Palace—the same place where her ancestor. King Henry VHJ, held his revels 400 years ago. There had been 20,000 wildly cheering Britons gathered about as the Queen left for the ball with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Princess Margaret. The Queen brought her young sister home with her. Margaret, who didn't have a date, popped into the palace for a minute and :hen drove on to her own residence Clarence House. Wllh the strenuous routine o( coronation Just th.-eo dayi off, Un Queen made no engagements for today and planned to rest and take things easy. Palace sources said she and the Duke might run down to Windsor for a breath of air, but would otherwise stay quietly at home. The ball was given for Elizabeth by the Brigade of Guards. Radiant in pink and white chiffon with a diamond tiara and necklace, she opened the festivities by dancing with the commander of the Household Brigade, Maj. Gen. Julian Oascoigne. The party got under way nfter one of those mishaps that so often plague people giving a wmgdlng for the boss—the lights went out Just as the Queen arrived. She had barely entered the •138- year-old red brick Tudor structure through the Anne Boleyn Of. \? when Ihe King's staircase, where she was to be received, was Yesterday's 98 Top Temperature So Far This Year yi thi Blytheville residents under mid-summer temperatures as 1 :," the mercury soared to 68 decrees sweltered Ration. In a letter delivered thursday to Lt. Gen. William K. HarrisonJr. senior Allied negotiator, Choi said he could not assure the Allies that there will be "no unexpected violent actions" against such troops. Rhee and other South Korean officials have threatened to fight on alone if the U. N. agrees to any armistice which leaves Korea divided. Not Made Public The U. N. proposal for breaking the long deadlock over prisoner exchange, last major barrier to a truce, has not been made public officially. But irate South Korean officials have divulged many details. The plan reputedly provides that all of the 48,500 North Korean and Chinese prisoners who go home will be turned over in Korea to a commission comprising India, Switzerland, Sweden, Polanc and Czechoslovakia. The Reds then would be given 90 days to try to change the prisoners' minds ftbout returning home. A poslrarmistice political conference would try to settle the future still in custody would be turned to the U. N. General LEAVES FOR HAVANA — Gloria Slice McLemore, 1952 Queen of the National Cotton Picking Contest, was to depart from Memphis at C p.m. today for Havana, Cuba, where she will enjoy an expense- free eight-day tri';i provided her by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce. Married since she won the title here last fall, the Pnducah, Ky., beauty has told Jaycce officials her husband won't be able to accompany her. Havana Jaycces will meet her at the airport in Cuba and will be her official hosts. (Courier News Photo) Vtshinsky to Go Home; Wondering Why UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Russia's Andrei Y. Vishinsky threw ij. N. diplomats into a flurry of speculation today by suddenly :cid'mg to sail home to Moscow. Soviet sources said the aging refuse to I diplomat is going because of the illness of his wife who is in Moscow with their daughter. He is scheduled lo leave Wednesday on the according to R. E. Blaylock, official weather observer for this area Yesterday's 98 bettered the previous high of the year by two degrees. The previous high of 98 was recorded Tuesday. And, much to the farmers' de liffht, more of the same hot weather is predicted for this weekend. Trie forecast for this area Is for continued, hot and humid weather. 15 Seniors Join Honor Society Fifteen initiate*! graduating seniors were by Blytheville High School's chanter of National Honor Society this week. Those students who were Initiated include Fruma Borowsky, Linda Bunch, Calvin Czeschln, Harold Daniels, Marilyn Doughtery, Peggy Gllmer, Laura Alice Hemby, Max Hill, Johnny Logglns, Sandra Long: Bonnie. Nell McCormlck. Jo Alice Mcqulre, Johnny O'Brien, Delorcs Parker and James Weldman. Ceremonies were conducted by BULLETIN The Corps of Engineers in Little Rock announced late this morning thai a directive authorizing acceptance of land from the city of Blytheville for reactivation of the air base has been received. Col. T. .1. Hayes, district engineer, said (he directive staled the base here has been designated by the Air Force as "essential to immediate program needs." Bids will be advertised as noon as transfer of the land Is completed, he Raid. Set CORONATION F*i< It Wr«. Wilson Henry. members of the High School faculty and former members of the chapter They Include Miss Rasa Hardy vV. D. Tommey, Miss Effle Lee Terrell, Embry Wilson, and the follow- ng nluml of the chapter: Arden. 'crtflison, Barbnrra Monaghan and'county Iniuirnnce agent and auto- Farm Bureau Insurance Supervisor Named Kussell J. Benton of Salem, Ark., has been named by the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation at field supervisor of insurance sales for District Two, which includes Mississippi County. Mr. Benton is a World War II veteran and hns been a Fulton j mobile MlMmao, Frank Wilson Is Awarded WILSON — The Frank O. Wilson Memorial scholarship, given to the outstanding graduating senior Wilson High School for the first time this year, was awarded at commencement exercises Thursday night to Joan Minor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Minor of Tyronza, Rt. 1. The scholarship, for onn year of college work, set up by friends of the late Mr. Wilson, who died Inr. July,. will be given each year, and may be won more Ulan one time by the same person. Miss Minor, who attended Wilson Hlch School for four years, was valedictorian of her class and was named D.A.R. Rood citizenship girl this year. She is the first girl ever to receive a scholarship at Wilson, Standards for choosing the winner are scholastic ability, leadership, citizenship and need for financial assistance. While no solicitations will be made to maintain the scholarship !und each ycnr. voluntary contributions will be accepted, Wetenkamp Interest In Store Here Sold A .R. Wetenkamp, Memphis cot. on ' man . who formerly made his lomn here, has announced the sale of his interests In Luttrcll's Market o M. R, ponle of Blythcvillc. Snle price of oxtcnt of Interest ' wu not disclosed. Queen Elizabeth. Diplomats here have became skeptical, however, of fan*'Iy or personal illness as a reason for trips to Moscow. Many of them have been invited to a cocktail party Vishinsky. is giving Monday at his swank country home on Long Island and are sure to try to sound him out. Any Connection With Truce Open point uiey are expected to probe is whether the trip has any connection with Korean truce negotiations. They also are anxious to discover whether there is a possibility of his being replaced by a younger man. The U. N. General Assembly passed a resolution last year which called for It to reopen sessions as soon as an armistice should be signed in Korea. The same resolution called for a special meeting If the truce talks broke down. If the Russians expected a firm development either way, some observers fell, they would nit permit their chief delegate to Ic/.ve New York at this juncture. opened Thursday night along a Sift nly 30 miles opened Thursday night along a five-mile front only 30 miles north of Seoul. Fighting continued on the East- Cenral Front where the Reds seized several outposts Wednesday night in a 6,500-man attack along a 20-mile front defended by South Korean infantrymen. There have been no official casualty reports from either battle yet but losses on both sides w'ere be- lived high. Turkish officers estimated th« Chinese lost 3,000 killed and wounded In the 28-hour battle for the low hills which guard the invasion route to Seoul and the main Allied defense line. Dpesn't Threaten Land Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, Eighth Army Commander, said Communist capture of the fores outposts did not threaten the n. N. main line. He said the Red attacks far were local engagements rather lhan a general offensive. British troops of the Duke of Wellington Regiment hurled back ,wo Bed battalions of about 1,500 nen,' which attacked The Hook, another strategic outpost about 12 nlles east o$ Panmunjom. Fifth Air Force fighter-bombers and twin-engine B26 bombers roared over the Western Front today, dropping almost 200,000 pounds of )ombs before noon. B29 Superforts bombed a North Korean dam north of Pyongyang Friday night in an attempt to loose lood waters... <rtrer main-Communist supply routes. Fourteen Super~orts hit. a big earth-fill dam at iuwonga on the' Hapchang river, but .were unable \ to observe results, the Air Force Bald. Sabre jets prowled Northwest •Corea without 'spotting a Commu- list MIG jet willing to fight. An Eighth Army briefing officer laid fighting still raged around two lutposts on the East-Central Front. South Korean soldiers counterattacked repeatedly in an attempt o drive Chinese soldiers off the trntegic hills near Finger Eidge md Bloody Ridge. Sketchy reports from the front isted more than 1,000 Chinese See WAR Page JO Jurors Listed For Civil Term Circuit Court Session To Open Here June 8 Thirty-six prospective petit jur- >rs and 12 alternates have been lamed for jury duty in the June erm of Circuit Court's Civil Divi- ion which opens here June 8. Albert Taylor, Glenn Horner and . A. Haynes were jury commis- ioners. A list of jurors,' by townships, folows: Chickasawba Pat Chitmon, Jack Robinson, leorge Lee, Elton Foster, Harman "aylor, Charles Moore, F. L. Rean. A. H. Boyd, James L. Gurley, H. 4. Swearengen, Sr., Lloyd Stick- ion, Russell Phillips, Sr., J. W. tailings. Jr., Hildred Bunch, Clarnce Moore. Alternates: Boyce Moore, D. J. Mge, J. F. McCfllla, n. D. Hughes r.. L. L. Ward, Jr., Louis Cherry. . H. Whitis. • Big Lake J. N. Bollinger, Lucian Broom, . S. Jackson, Earlis Austin, V. B. Osborne, Leo J. Dormer, Fred Davis, Jake Dunkin, William Edwards, Jr., E. C. Pleeman. Alternates: W. F. Horner, Dean Pickle. Clear I.akn T. A. Gunter, Herbert Wilson, James Middleton. Alternate: Elmer See JURORS Page 10 Summer Playground Program Of Y to Get Under Way Monday The summer playground program of the "Y" will get under way Monday when two of the five park areas will open. The Robinson school playground opens Monday morning for negro children and will be under supervision of Ira Young, Harrison High school coach, who alsd supervised this area last year. The David Acres park program will open Monday afternoon with Miss Minnie Foster as the super•Isor, Miss Foster has conducted activities at David Acres for the past three summers. Mnloney Park with Mrs. B. L. Kirksey In charge, Division Street Park with Mrs. Lillian Frank, and Little Park with Coach James Fisher, are scheduled to open June 8. Little Park will be used almost altogether for baseball and softball, with the "Y" Junior High and High school leagues and the "Y" Legion Juniors playing a regular schedule throughout the summer. At the other Pnrlcs, there will be some Softball and baseball but most of the activity wil center around such games as Zcllball, horseshoes, paddle tennis, Uble gamei and special Interest group*.

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