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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIX—NO. 61 Bljthevilta Courltr Blytheville Dally Newt Mississippi VnUey Leader Blythevllle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF rTORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Deeding of Air Base Land to USAF Started Fendler Goes tp Washington In Connection with Transfer The process of conveying the city's air base property — Included »n extra 192 acres asked by the Air Force for runway extension — was under way In Washington today, according to Ma'yor Dan Blodgett. ' ~~ " * Oscar Fendler, Blythevllle attorney retained by the city as special counsel for air base matters, was in Washington today "attending to final details regarding deeding the land to the Air Force, Mayor Blodgett said. "We 'hope to have definite word regarding his progress sometime tomorrow," he said. II • t I ^ Transfer of the. land is the last H|| i\\j I f\f step to be taken before construc- IIII III VQI tion bids are advertised by the Corps of Engineers and contracts let. The city holds title to all except 41 of the 192 additional acres. A BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY,«,JUN.E 1, 1953 Armorel Youth Fatally Injured When Hit by Car Emmett 0. Arch ley, Jr. Victim of Accident on Road near Armorel A 14-year-old Armorel schoolboy was fatally injured about 5 p.m yesterday when struck by an automobile while walking along Highway 137 .near his home about three miles northeast of Armorel. Emmett Oneal .Atchley, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Oneal Atchley, Sr., died en route to Blytheville Hospital about 10 minutes after being struck by a car driven by W. T. Barnett, 1128 Walnut Street. County Coroner E. M. Holt said the boy suffered a crushed skull when struck on the left side of 'the head. Mr. Barnett, a Blythevllle real estate agent and farmer, who was traveling east toward Forty and Eight at the time of the accident, told Coroner Holt that he thought the boy was coming toward him; however, the lad's uncle, Horace Atchley, who was walking with him at the time, said they were walking on the left side on the road in the same direction that the car was going. " „ The uncle said he and the boy were walking on the side of the road, though-.the boy was on the edge of thei'ifilacktop. They had been to a well near the Atchley See YOUTH on Page 12 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS deed to this land is scheduled to be turned over to the city by the owners, Mis. Neta Bunch and J. P. Ramey, when the actual transfer of the entire area to the government is made. Col. Thomas J. Hayes, head of the Little Rock District of the Corps of Engineers, announced Saturday that a directive had been received authorizing acceptance of the land from the city. Col. Hayes also said that soon after the transfer of the land is completed, plans and specifications will be issued for construction bids of a wing headquarters building and a guardhouse. Other work will follow as rapidly as possible, he said. Several changes n original plans were necessitated by transfer of the Blytheville base "torn the Tactical Air Command to he Strategic Air Command. DRIVING CHAMPIONS — Shown above receiving and at right is third-place winner, Jackie Halstead. awards from Mayor Dan Blodgett are the three Adams and Westbrook will receive expense-paid trips winners in the contest to choose Blytheville's outstanding teen-age driver, sponsored Saturday by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Receiving the first place trophy from Mayor Blodgett is Jack D. Adams to the state Road-e.o at Pine Bluff June 15 and 16. Judges for the event were State Trooper Tom Smalley, Mayor Blodgett, Chief of Police Cecil Graves, City Engineer Claude Alexander, T. P. (Doc) Dean who scored 412 points out of a possible 500 in win- and State Police Commissioner Jim Hyatt of Osceola. ning. Second from left is runnerup, Paul Westbrook, Courier News Photo) Overflowing London Gets Set For Coronation Tomorrow Inside Today's Courier News ...Little League coaches have varied interests...Haddix and Cards stop Cubs...Sports.. .Page 6. ... . ,.:• ...Society news..'.Page 4...' ...Markets ..Page 12... . . . Shifting: of Highway 61 needs careful thought . . . editorials . . . Page 8 ... Solons Hear of Navy's Planned Jet Buildup WASHINGTON IB—Secretary the Navy Robert B. Anderson sa today the Navy and Marine arms will more than double the SUPERINTENDENT — O. M. Schultz, Jr., former principal of Jonesboro High School and superintendent of schools at Crawfordsville, has been named to succeed County Judge Philip J. Deer as superintendent of Wilson schools. A graduate of Peabody College, Nashville, he holds . a master's degree from Columbia University. Mr. Schultz, who was Crawfordsville superintendent for five years, is a veteran of four years service In the Navy during World War II and holds a reserve commission as 'lieutenant commander. Four Traffic Cases Heard Pour traffic and license viola ticns were heard in Municipal Court today. D. W. Tyner, charged with tow- Ing automotive vehicles inter-state without proper permit forfeited bond of $70. Charge of having an Improper license brought a plea of guilty from O. V. Shodden. He was fined $25 and costs. Charles Greenville forfeited bond of $30.25 for having no drivers license, and Shirley Turner, charged with speeding, forfeited $10 bond. No action was taken on a charge of obtaining money by false pre- "tensc, docketed against James Bat- tlea, jr. Jet aircraft strength in the next two and one-half years although the total of planes in service will remain at about the current figure, 9,941. He told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that 16 per cent of Navy and Marine aircraft now are jet-powered, and that the figure will rise to 37 per cent by December, 1955, under present plans. The navy secretary was the leadoff witness from the Pentagon's top command at the subcommittee's hearings on the $36,100,000 military appropriations budget asked by the Eisenhower administration for the 12 months starting July 1. Of this total, the Navy Is Elated to get $9,650,695,000, a reduction of $1,717,187,000 below what former President Truman proposed. S5 Billion Cut The Eisenhower administration has cut five billion dollars altogether from the military approbations recommended by Truman in January. These cutbacks have run into criticism in Congress and he present hearings, to run all .veek, afford an opportunity for the ""entagon to detail its side of the dispute. Anderson said he asked for 10,100,000,000 for the Navy when le reviewed the Truman budget .fter assuming his job in January ut Defense Secretary Charles E. .Vilson cut this to $9,650,695,000. The secretary said that, "in. the ight of conditions as we know lem," the final sum "will provide sound and adequate program." However, he indicated strongly he reduction had been accom- lished by deferring some needed rograms, and said "eventually Priceless Crown Jewels Moved To Westminister By PHILLIP CLARKE LONDON U)—Britain's priceless crown jewels were moved secretly Into Westminster Abbey today for the coronation. All alon? Lonion's glittering coronation route thousands of excited people staked out claims to' standing- room—a full 24 hours ahead of Queen Elizabeth's historic crowning and procession. Only a single car of detectives guarded the historic relics — including St. Edward's Crown .and the jewel-studded' imperial state crown—on the journey from the crown jeweler's to the Abbey, where the. coronation will take place. This great city bubbled with excitement in anticipation of the great day. The spirit of festivity swept into Buckingham Palace, where Elizabeth's son, y o u n „ Prince Charles, played peek-c-boo with the crowds gathered outside. The foUr-year-old kept popping his head up in a Palace window, to the crowd's shouted delight. The weatherman predicted for tomorrow a cool day marked by occasional showers, possible .hail and thunder. Chill winds blew today but they failed to check the carnival enthusiasm of the throngs outside both the Palace and Westminister Abbey. Delegates Received Queen Elizabeth carried on her official duties. With the Duke of Edinburgh she received 80 delegates from commonweiUh n^tinus in the white and gold throne room at the Palace. She had lunc,i with Rhee Tells Cooperation Price: New Defense Pact IkeandN.S.C. Said Studying Reported 'Deal' Korean President Said Asking Military ' And Financial Aid WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Syngman Rhee re- wrtedly has proposed that President Eisenhower sign a four-point agreement pledg- ng a mutual defense pact and "iiture military and financii-/ lelp to South Korea if the Seoul government is to drop ts opposition to the United Nations truce terms. Rhee's attitude— and what reply lould be made to his proposition —presumably was up for discus- ion at a special meeting of the ational Security Council Eisen- ower called at the White House. An authoritative Informant Bald he South Korean president BUO- nitted his program in a message ent to Eisenhowei through Amer- ROKsWillFightAlone, Prime Minister Says By GEORGE SWEERS CHINHAE, Korea (AP) — South Korea's ranking Cabinet member said today his nation can and will fight the Reds by itself if the Allies sign an armistice based on their latest proposal — and he predicted they will. ;an Ambassador eoul. Ellis Briggs In The four points which Rhee in- sted Eisenhower must agree upon advance were reported to be: 1. A pledge tp sign a mutual efense pact with Korean guaran- Mng the United States will come Korea's aid in the event the ommuntsts attack again once a uce has been signed .The U. S. as asked to promise prompt aid gardless of what the United Na- ons might do in the event of Buch attack. Economic Military Aid 2. A promise by the United States to undertake continued large scale military/ and , economic aid , (gttitdf aw*al of all taiTfidlng Commu- , , 3i ( S»multan, forefjfn for&P nist and United Nations troops, once truce arrangements are completed and prisoner's exchanged. 4. Agreement ; by the United States that it and ,the United Nations will not try to stop South See !KE on Page 12 As the rift widened between South Korea and her allies, Acting Prime Minister Pyun Yung Tai emerged from a 3'/ 2 -hour emergency Cabinet meeting at President Syngman Rhee's summer villa in Chinhae and told newsmen: "Some people think the ROK Army will not be able to go on fighting if United Nations ammunition and other military supplies stop. Just wait and see." "Personally," he added, "I think the new Allied proposal Is very similar to what the Communists are proposing and, therefore, I see no reason why the Communists will not accept—unless the Communists are waiting for World War' in." Pyun said his government would Issue a formal statement but did not say when. He would not confirm reports that Rhee and President Eisenhower had exchanged messages on the violent South Korean opposition. However, in Washington, officials obviously were concerned over the "two fronts" facing the Allies—negotiations with the Reds for an South Korean anger. Will Fight Indians Referring to the reported Allied proposal to have Indian troops take custody'of Red war prisoners who won't go home, Pyun said the troops would "have to fight their way into the country." He said he considers India sympathetic to communism and "the Koreans will not permit them to land In Korea." Pyun said "we are not prepared to take any action" until after Thursday's U.N. meeting with the Communists. He said any move now would be premature. After the meeting, Rhee returned to Seoul. He refused any comment on what happened at the Cabinet session. Washington sources said the Eisenhower message to Rhee made these points: 1. Threats keep the U. criticism will not from seeking a truce on "honorable terms. 2. Security of U. S. and U. N, forces in Korea must be a determining factor in any situation that might develop, and is a primary armistice and efforts to assuage concern of Washington. REUNITED SON AND'MOTHER - Mrs. R. J. Pearce of Gosncll is shown with her fireman son, williem H. (Jack* Recce, after they were united following a 39-year separation. The picture was taken in Pine Bluff Saturday by members of the family. .<• * * * * * * B[ytrieviileWoman,Son Meet'after 30 Years A Gosnel Imother and her boy - looking for eaoh other for 39 the guests standing before a dais '• vears — met in Pine Bluff, Ark., Saturday for the first time since the Churchill prime anri 10 ters. Prime Minister commonwealth Queen Mother Elizabeth, Pr Margaret and other member.; of the royal family also attended. The 27-year-old Queen greeted lore complete shipbuilding re- lacement program must be start- d in order to maintain the strik- ng power of our navy." See SOLONS on Pate, 12 Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and continued warm this afternoon, tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday. Traffic Deaths hort of Record By The Associated Press The toll of traffic accidents for e Memorial Day holiday week- d fell far short of records but lated reports might raise It to e. figure predicted by the Nation- Safety Council. \ Vehicular accidents from 6 p. m. Iday until Sunday midnight cost 8 lives. Drownlngs accounted for more deaths and 45 died In a rlety of accidents, raising the UI to 363. MISSOURI—Fair north, partly cloudy south portion this afternoon and tonight; scattered thundershowers extreme south this afternoon and aldng south border tonight; cooler north and central tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy southwest, elsewhere generally fair; a little cooler extreme south Tuesday; low tonight 50s extreme north, 66-70 extreme south; high Tuesday 70s extreme northeast,, 85 southwest. Maximum Saturday — 96. Minimum ycstreday — 69. Minimum this morning — 75. Maximum yesterday — 90. SunHae tomorrow —* 4:43. Sunset today — 7:07. Mca ntemperaturo (midway between high and low) — 87. Normal and mean for Juno — 78. Preclp. Jan. 1 to dato — 28.38. This natr Last Year Minimum thla mornlre — IH. Maximum yesterday — 92. Preclp, Jau, 1 to dat« — 23.37, I Mrs. R. J. Pearce, who now makes* her home with her retired husband at Gosnell, told .the Courlei News that she had "just abou on which there was a single chair i boy was one year old. of state of crimson 'silk damask. The dark crimson canopy above was surmounted with a crown. The only woman presented to Elizabeth was the Begum Llaquat All Khan of Pakistan, attired in eastern dress. The capital took on the appear ance of a great outdoor camp. Hundreds slept in parks am along streets in the chill of las night. As dawn broke, thousand more swelled the waiting'throngs Nearly half a million squatter were expected to spend tonight coronation eve, In the open to await the start of the biggest sho\ in a lifetime. given up",hope of ever seeing her child again. The man, Jack Reece, continued his search for his mother for the past 15 years and only last week learned that his mother hart remarried and now bore the 'lame Pearce. His telephone investigation led him to a relative of Mr. Pearce in Memphis who told him to try Mrs. Pearce. The latter said she Just couldn't believe she was talking to her son when he called last week. "He said his name was Jack Reece and I knew it couldn't be my boy because we had named him William Hershell." She later found he had picked up the nickname of Jack soon after his father the late Frank Reece, Mrs. Penrce's first husband, took nlm to live with an aunt of Prank Rcece'E in Sheridan, Ark., 39 years ago. At that time the boy was a year old and his father and mother had separated. Frank Reece died In 1937. Mr. Pearce was Courier News >ressmnn from 1927 to !929. He ater became pressman of a Francisco newspaper and Is etircd. San now Plane Crash Lands FT. SMITH, Ark. (ff> _ A twln- nglne Air Force transport plnnc with one engine out crash landed "(thin a halt mile of the Mimnl- ml Airport here around midnight'! No Injuries wera reported. . 42 Enrolled In Summer Session at BHS A total of 42 students had enrolled by this morning for the svim- at Blytheville mer school session High School. W. D.. Tommey, Senior High School principal, said enrollment would continue until Wednesday. Classes in the five-weeks session will meet from 8 a.m. until noon in the Sanior High School building he said. Classes In mathematics, commercial subjects, English, science and social science are being offered both junior and senior high school students. Four teachers comprise the summer school faculty. John Edringfon Is Seriously III John W, Edrlngton, pioneer Osceola planter and gin owner, is | !™, ord 63 dcslrf '- vl:d ln September, Down fed MIG lie Proposes 2 Q m a g G d In First Air Battle In Three Days By FORREST EDWARDS SEOUL l/n—American Sabre jets prowling deep in North Korea shot down one MIG and damaged two others today In their first tangle with the Russian-made fighters In three days. On the ground,. a driving rain muddied the 155-mile battlefront and limited action to patrol-sized jabs. In sharp contrast to last week's savage battles, today's [round action was the quietest In 20 days. The Air Force credited the MIG destruction to Capt. Lonnie R. Moore of Ft. Walton, Fla. The damage claims were made >y Maj. James Jabara of Wichita, Kan., the Korean War's first jet ice, and Lt. William F. Schrimsher of Curley, Ala. The Eighth Army said-the bloody Ighting that erupted last week on he Western Front cost the Reds 2,300 killed and 1,047 wounded. The figures covered the May 19-30 battles for outposts Carson, Slko, Vegas, Berlin, East Berlin and the Hook. Meanwhile, the Air Force said t lost only one Sabre jet to Red VIIGs in May air battles, In which '5 Communist jets were destroyed, iut 16 others were lost to ground ire and various causes. One 1126 Lost Far East Air Forces headquar- ers, in its monthly air summary aid three Thunderjets, one B26 win-engine bomber, one mosquito tbservation pliine and one Marine iU fighter-bomber were shot down iy Communist groundfire. Two 1 Thunderlets, one F04 Starflre night ighter,' five Sabres, one Australian Meteor jet and one Marine AU Humphrey Tells Congressmen — Killing Profits Tax An 'Unsafe Gamble' WASHINGTON (AP)"—"Secretary of the'Treasury Humphrey told a dubious House committee today that failure to extend the excess profits tax on business would be an unsafe "gamble with national economic, security." Humphrey went to bat for Pres-fr _• Ident Eisenhower's tax proposal before the House Ways and Means Committee. The President has Urged a six-months extension of the business profits tax beyond June 30, Its present expiration date. The committee has voiced strong opposition in the past to the extension and Humphrey picked common ground to declare at the start that "I dislike the excess ; j jf- its tax and think It Is a bad tax." But, he said, "the danger of an atomic Pearl Harbor Is real the country must be kept, safe from aggression from abroad. And further inflation must be stopped and the dollar must be kept sound to provide a solid base for a healthy economy. "Military security and economic security are the chief responsibilities of the nation. They must take precedence over everything else." Humphrey then said even with spending cuts of four and a half billion dollars planned by the Eisenhower administration for tne fiscal year beginning July 1, the nation faces a deficit that year of j within the JurisdTctlon'of SecreUrv $6,600,000,000, and "It is not safe to of State Dulles oecrewiy gamble with the country's eco- A S( , COIlt , plan wou , d t nomic security by making imme- united States information auencv diate cuts in taxes." to take over activities of that i,a- Humphrey struck hard on a ture now carried on by the State theme that is expected to appeal ! Department, MSA, Point Four and to many lawmakers: that under | occupation area governments. this plan would of a separate Shift of Foreign Aid Recommended By President WASHINGTON Wl — President Eisenhower today proposed the creation of two now agencies to handle foreign aid and International information activities—both under the State Department for policy guidance. The shifts were among four new reorganization plans submitted to Congress. One of the plans would abolish the Mutual Security Administration, now headed by Harold E. Stassen, and supplant it by a foreign operations administration with wider functions. The new agency, unlike the present one, would be many present laws under individuals will not A key point in be the creation agency "setting forth official United States positions for use abroad"—that is presenting the official American view on a variety of questions. This would take in much of the Job of the present "Voice of Amer- relatively small' group of jf"'" a , nfl ™ e """Probably will be J b dropped. The entertainment and certain other features of tne "Voice" would be shifted to other branches of the new information agency. get income tax relief until next year. A 10 per cent personal Income tax cut becomes eftective automatically Jan. 1. Urged Extension "In the present situation," Humphrey said, "it does not seem fair to let the first reduction benefit only corporations at least six months ahead of any relief for any other taxpayers." ghter were lost to "other causes," robnbly engine trouble. The 55 MIGs shot down by Amer- can Sabres missod by eight tne n critical condition Memphis' Baptist Hospital today. Mr. Edrlngton, who Is 83, wp.s rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon when doctors said he had a blood clot on or near the brain. He was unconscious until after 1952. Allied soltflors tossed back six minor Communist probes Sunday night and Monday morning. They raided Communist lines in two places and fought 16 small patrol battles In the noman's land between the lines. Although the weather curtailed Humphrey urged an extension "without amendment or modification." He said that for the calendar year 1950, only 50,200 corporations paid an excess profits ta xo-u of a total of 424,000 corporations with taxable Income that year, and 89 per cent of the total tax take came from firms with net Incomes of more than $250,00. "It falls most heavily on profit- mldnlght Inst night and. according I nlr strikes. 18 BZlis bombed Com....... ,...- .-- — :o his family, la In dltlon, con- j munlst front-line positions by ram- ^- ^ii\ able large companies," he said. Under questioning from Chairman Reed (R-NY), who has stoutly opposed any extension of the tax. Humphrey agreed the levy tends to limit production, prevent the growth of small companies find hold back the general standard of living. He drew n somewhat begrudging compliment from Reed for being "very frank." Humphrey replied, "I don't want to defend It at all." He also assured Reed .that the administration would oppose any further extension of the tax beyond Uu proposed Oca. 11 <UU. i Mercury Hits Seasonal High Of 99 Here The mercury In Blytheville soared to a new season high of 99 degrees yesterday as the city sweltered under its fourth straight day of 90 or above temperatures. Yesterday's record high topped Friday's high by one degree. Friday's 98 was the previous high for the year. The mercury In Blytheville has done 90 or better In seven out of the past eight days. Gray Quits VA Post WASHINGTON (ff). — Pre»ldent Elsenhower accepted' "with regret" today'the resignation of 1 Carl R. Gray, Jr.. is veter»n* mlmlntsU- tor. > , .

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