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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIX—NO. 63 Blythevllle Courier Blytheviile Daily New« Mississippi Valley Lead Blythevilte Herald JIM! POM1NAOT NEWSPAPER OT KORTHEA5T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1953 City Slated to Deed Base Land to U. S. Next Wednesday Construction Work Is Not Expected To Start Here for at Least 90 Days City of Blytheviile expects to deed its air base property to the United States one week from today, but construction at the old World War II base probably won't begin for at Itast 90 days. Representatives of the Corps of- 1 Engineers and the Department of Justice are to be in town next week to accept th^ property. City Council Is to meet next Wednesday nijht to pass enabling resolutions which will be the last step in the transfer proceedings. Special Counsel Oscar Fendler returned from Washington last night where he completed requirements regarding the transfer. Waivers on title requirements have been secured from the government. "This means," Mr. Fendler reported, "that from six to eight weeks of correspondence and delay ,Jias been eliminated." He met with Rep. E. C. (Took) Gainings and representatives of the Air Force and Corps of Engineers. "it was the guess of roost of the people with whom I talked in Washington that actual construction probably won't get under way for 90 days," he stated. May Ask Bids Sooner The delay is due in the switch of the Blytheviile base from Tactical Air Command to Strategic Air Command. Advertisement for bids by the district office of .the engineers in , Little Rock, however, will be made J sooner if all goes according to schedule. Other details worked out on Mr. Fendler's conference in Washington included acquiring for the city 35.55 acres of land now owned by the government. This is the veterans housing quarters area which the city is to purchase from the government and operate as low-rent quarters for enlisted personnel at the request of the Air Force. The city will repair the buildings and will pay the government at the amount of the original land Inside Today's Courier News . . . Lions Club wins Little League opentr . . . Browns on move in American League . . . Phils blank Cards . . . Sports .'. . Page 6 ... . . . Osceola news . . . Paffe . Markets . Society . . PUSH S news . . . Fare . . . We're exporting our best product: youth . •. . editorials , . Paje 8 ... FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Contents of New Red Truce Letter Remain Secret; North Koreans Hit U. N. Lines Again Savage Fighting Is Reported on Eastern Front OFF TO THE BALL PARK — Blythevllle Little Leaguers held the spotlight and manned the fire truck yesterday as they paraded down Main street to the Ninth Street Park in opening game ceremonies. The six teams in the league are sponsored by '• , v:. -JqHMMMBLM fiiiiii the Rotary Club, Jaycees, Lions Club, Kiwanis, Shrine and American Legion. Driving the truck is Mayor Dan Biodgett accompanied by League Commission President Fred S. (Rock) Saliba. (See related pictures and story on Page six.) (Courier News Photo) Ike to Talk Taxes On Video Tonight By DOUGIAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) - President Eisenhower makes his first tele- | vision report to the people tonight, apparently to bear down on the idea that m such perilous times spending must come down, but not too much and taxes remain up. Pour Cabinet members will be on the program, too, taking their cues from the President and from big printed cards outside camera range. The broadcast is scheduled for purchase price mot "including: buildings). The government • acquired the property when it pur- £.;;:•";£ "the b-^ site «n. 1342. -•--' Payment is to be made by net receipts on rentals, with the government loaning the city the money for the initial purchase at an interest rate of 2.78 per cent. Time. p. m., Eastern Standard Reports were some word there new jht be 'goldfish planned to use a recording p. m. CST and NBC at 8:30. at 8 bowl policy" of publicity for tax enforcement cases, perhaps to emphasize that .the administration is trying to clean up what Eisen- Paymenls are to be spread over relatively long period. hower has called "the mess in Washington." Hut there were no advance signs the half-hour TV show would produce any major announcements. The White House says the program .is intended largely to tell the [people what the administration Military Chiefs Win ApprovoS has done, and why, in its first four months. , It is expected to touch also, in more informal over-the-coffee-cups fashion, some of the high spots ol Eisenhower's radio address to the nation May 19. In that broadcast, lie defended his military budget ind called for temporary maintenance oi present tax levels. All four TV ^networks will carry the program. Along with the Pres- the i ident, it will star Ally. Gen. Drowneil, Secretary of Agriculture A test run yesterday ran seven minutes over time. That meant condensing or cutting out nearly a fourth of the half-hour program. Another rehearsal was set this morning. If present plans go through, what people will see on their TV screens is a picture of the President seated at a big desk in a conference room a lew steps from Sec IKE on Page 5 Queen Elizabeth Pays Regards to Subjects By MILTON MARMOR LONDON (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II, gay and smiling, went calling today on her people _ and chose first a cockney working class district that bore the brunt of the Nazi Blitz. She set out on the first of four official tours of her sprawling cap- tal after awarding coronatln medals to 2,600, Commonwealth and colonial troops who participated in yesterday's procession. Pour-year- old Prince Charles led the cheers or his mother at the colorful mingling of soldiers from many ands. The young queen showed no Blgn of the strain of yesterday's ceremony that saw her crowned queen )f England and her realms across he seas. Charles, heir to the throne, looked on from a balcony at Buckingham Palace while his mother awarded decorations to the contingent of troops from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Ceylon, Southern Rhodesia and the colonies. "Ready, Steady, Go" As the troops lined up to pass the queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, the little prince shouted "ready, steady — go!" And every time the duke WASHINGTON M'l — President Eisenhower's choices for the nation's top military assignments have all been confirmed by Senate, without, opposition. - . - - -„ __ — CI --_. The Senate yesterday approved ! Benson, Secretary of the Treasury Adm. Arthur W. Radford to be \ Humphrey and Secretary of Health, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of i Education and Welfare Hobby. Staff, Gen. Matthew B. Kidgway, ' chief of staff of the Army; Adm. Robert B. Carney, chief of naval operations, and Gen. Nathan P. While the show is pointed primarily at TV, the radio networks also arranged to give it a heavy — — - . ! play. ABO. and Mutual set up live Twining, chief of staff of the Air j broadcast to go simultaneously the video presentation. CBS Force. Red Cross Summer Swimming Classes to Begin on June 15 Chickasawba District Red Cross' summertime swimming classes will get, underway at Walker Park's pool on June 15, according to Mrs, Hugh Whitsitt, the chapter's water safety chairman. . The classes am sponsored jointly*. . by the Red Gross and the Chicka- eaw Athletic Club and will include night for adults. Rc^isLration for bc^mers. intermediates and candidates for junior j Panel Is Named I For Annual TB ! Association Meet life saving badges will take place at the south emranre of the municipal pool June 12 at 3 p.m. Those interested in senior life | wil , be foalurec , at the __ savins courses are to register at the : meeting of the Mississippi County Red Cross office on North Second, Tuberculosis Association at 1 p.m, A panel discussion of various aspects of tuberculosis control work ; U. S., West Germany To Restore Treaty BONN, Germany, (AP) — The United States and West Germany moved another step nearer normal relations today by agreeing to restore their prewar treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer andfr . . U. S. High Commissioner Dr. saluted, Charles raised in imitation. arm Princess Anne, only two, couldn't ' James B. Conant signed an agreement to put the treaty into effect at a special ceremony in the federal chancellery. This treaty, first signed in 1923 and suspended on the outbreak of re-establish a basis for operations by businessmen of both countries. Simultaneously, the two powers announced they have started negotiating a modern treaty of commerce and a separate convention covering consular rights to replace the 1923 treaty. It will ;ake at least a year to work out these new agreements, American otficials said. The United States Senate and the West German parliament must approve the agreement restoring lie 1923 treaty to force. This is he first commercial-type treaty o be re-established between West Germany and a major power lince ihe war,American authorities said. Adenauer worked out the final details with American offi- ials during his visit to Washington in April. Street Friday between 3 and 5 p.m. Plans for the adull classes are to be announced later. Mrs. Whitsitt, also sent out a call for volunteer workers to assist in the program, either as instructor assistants or by helping keep eye on the youngsters . Those wishing to volunteer may the call Mrs. Whitsitt at 3225 or Red Cross office at 4481. These workers also will register June 12 at 3 p.m. Peaslee Named Australia Envoy WASHINGTON l.f) — Amos J. Peaslee, Clarksboro, N. J., lawyer, was nominated by President Eisenhower today to be ambassador to Australia. The White House announced tMb President has accepted the resignation of Pete Jnnnan,, the present ambassador, a foimcr Democratic House member from Alabama, June 11 in the Osceola Elementary School. The panel, announced today by Mrs. Frances Gammill, executive secretary of the association, will include Dr. J. E. Beasley, County — . Health Nurse Annabel Fill, County in | Welfare Director Harriett Canada, County Judge Philip J. Deer and Paul Eelew, former patient in the state sanltorium. Certificates of merit will be presented community chairmen who served In the 1952 fund drive by Ralph Wilson of Osceola, seal sale chairman. The meeting will be open to the public. Sabre Jet Hits Grader; 3 Killed A SABRE JET BASE, Korea W) — A Sabre jet plowed Into a huge road grader at the end of a runway on a takeoff today, killing the American pilot and two Army engineers. It was the second Sabre crash at this base in two days. The Air Forct withheld namefi of the dead. Trains Collide; 2 Dead MANASSAS, Va ,'J| — A Wash- ngton bound passenger train slammed into a standing freight train lear this Northern Virginia town oday killing two trainmen. Ten passengers were shaken up. Jonesboro Airman Dies In Accident TRUMANN VPI — A 26-year-old Air Force sergeant fvom Jonesboro was killed near here today when his automobile went out of control and overturned in a Vater-filled ditch. State Police Sgl. Wyatt Patrick said the victim was N. O. Needham, who was home on furlough. He was pronounced dead by a Trumann doctor after he had been given artificial respiration for an hour. Patrick said a woman passenger in the car — Peggy Sansom cf Jonesboro — told him the overturned car was almost filled with water. The woman, who was not in- lured, said she held Needham's head above the water before a passing truck driver pulled them both from the car. The accident occurred several miles south of here on Highway 63. it was only three miles from where Needham's mother and sister, Mrs. Elmer Needham and Mrs.. Crowder, were killed In an auto accident last March. , . Srw wasn't as n- in the tuldlers as brother Charles and after the bands passed she called out in a shrill voice: "Mummy— are you coming Elizabeth was dressed In a powder blue, tightly waisted coat and a blue felt hat with navy brim to match. She wore a diamond brooch at her lapel, pearl necklace and earrings, black gloves and shoes and carried a navy blue handbag. The duke wor.e a black overcoat over a dark lounge suit and carried a bowler. The couple rode in an open car, despite cold and cloudy weather. Yesterday's coronation marked :he start of six weeks of journoys by the queen nnd her husband imong Britons hopeful that the jracious young sovereign will iead them to a new Elizabethan age of golden splendor. On tomorrow's schedule is a visit to Northwest Condon, with tours of other ^ec- ions of the city Sunday and Monday. Radford Confers With China Chiefs TAIPEH, Formosa (fp) — Adm. Arthur W. Radford. incoming chairman of the U. S. Joint Chief? of Staff, began a round of conferences today with American and Chinese Nationalist officials. The Pacific Fleet commander arrived yesterday, for a study of Chaing Kai-shek's armed forces. He dined with Chaing inst night. Today he met with foreign Minister George Yen and Gen. Chow Chi-jou, chief of the National- list joint general staff. Tonight he will be the dinner guest of Counselor Howard P. Jones, acting head of the U. S. Communists Strike Back After Losing Bid for Gook's Castle By FORREST EDWARDS SEOUL (AP) — Stubborn North Korean Reds, bayoneted from Allied main-line trendies in Eastern Korea early today, stormed back this afternoon and tanglec with tough South Korean infantrymen in savage close- fiuarter combat. The battle on Luke the Gook's Castle still raged. There was no information on the size of the Red attack force. Fog, rain and haze slowed but did not halt the aerial war. Sabre jet fighters prowled the skies over Northwest Korea without sighting a Communist MIG jet. Sabres flying as fighter-bombers hit Communist battlefront positions. South Korean infantrymen counterattacked Red troops dug in on Luke's Castle at dusk Tuesday, with Allied tanks pouring shells Into Communist positions ahead of the assault waves. Fourth Counter-Attack By dawn, after a full night of sitter close-quarter fighting, the last Red had been knocked off the hill, the Eighth Army said. It was the fourth time South Koreans had counterattacked in the Luke's Castle sector, Americans and ROKs stopped other Red forces Which charged 11 main line positions and five outposts. . Tr|e Communists lost an estimated 1,100 men killed and wounded Tuesday in the heaviest Eastern Front fighting in more than a year. Reds Hit Sniper Kltlge Two Chinese companies—up Ho 350 men—hit Allied positions in the Sniper Ridge sector on the East- central Front Tuesday night but were met by a hail of fire and nilled back after sharp fights, the Army said. One clash lasted 90 ninutes. Nineteen U. S. B29 Superforta bombed Communist front-line p< sitlons and a supply base near Sii anju in Northwest Korea, the A Force sadi. Allied fighter-bombers flew mor than 400 sorties in direct suppoi of ground troops. The U. S. cruisers Mancheste and St. Paul exchanged shots wit Communist shore batteries in Won san Harbor, on Korea's east coas but no ships were hit, the Nav announced. The cruisers and escorting de stroyers poured shells Into the tcred port city for three hours. An Eighth Army briefing office reported that 1,380 Chinese bodie were counted during the bitter oul post battles for Finger Ridge an Bloody Ridge on the East-Centra Front last week. He said anothe m^- Full-Scale Negotiations To Resume Tomorrow By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN MUNSAN (AP) — The Communists handed the Allies a letter relating to the Korean armistice talks at a two-minute meeting of liaison officers today. The U.N. Command said its contents would remain secret. An official spokesman said, however, a full-scale negotiating ses- >ion will be held on schedule at U a.m. tomorrow after a nine-day recess. The Reds were expected to answer the latest Allied proposal' for breaking the prisoner exchange deadlock, last major barrier to a Korean truce. Barring a last-minute change, Thursday's truce session will be secret. The U. N. Command asked for secrecy, but the Communists reserved the right to ask at any time hat the sessions be made public. The disposition of 48,500 Allied captives who refuse to return to communism Is the last big road ilock to a cense-fire in the nearly hree-year-old war. Red Radio Quiet The TJ. N. Command offered its proposal in a closed door session Hay 25 and the contents never ave been officially disclosed, outh Korean sources have dl- ulged most of the plan, however. The talks then were recessed, irst at Allied request, then at Red equest — indicating the Commu- ists have given the offer serious study. Communist radio stations—usually a sounding board for official policy—have been unusually quiet throughout the recess, giving no hint what the Red position might be. The drawnout talks resume amid apparently easing tensions between the U. N. and South Korea, which has bitterly denounced the Allied offer as a "sellout." South Korea, after boycotting the May 25 session, indicated that a delegate will attend Thursday's meeting in Panmunjom. South Korean President Syngman Rhee, after disclosing he received a message from U. S. President Eisenhower, told newsmin Tuesday he will co-operate with the U. S. "at any cost." ' Wants Reds Withdrawn But the-fiery 78-year-old leader reiterated he will insist that Chinese forces withdraw from North Korea after an armistice. A major point of the draft armistice al- •eady accepted by both sides allows Chinese and U. N. troops to stay n Korea after an armistice. The contents of Eisenhower's See TKUCE on Page 5 Missco Chest X-Ray ilinics to Start Aug. 4 The annual chest x.ray clinics sponsored by the Mississippi county Tuberculosis Association will be held from Aug. 4 through fiept 4 it was nnounccd today by Mrs. Frances Gammill, executive secretary'of the ssociation. 941 Reds were believed dead an about 714 were wounded. Ministers Confer LONDON Ifl — Prime Minister Churchill opened a six-day confer ence of British Commonwealth prime ministers today with a general review of world affairs and a detailed analysis of East-West relations. BHS Grads Divided on Living or Leaving Here A cross-section survey of 1953 Blytheviile High School graduates showed today that one-third of the number polled plan to make their homes in Blytheviile and one-third plan to reside elsewhere. One-sixth of the group said they didn't know whether they would remain here and the remaining one-sixth either didn't answer or set some specified period such as "about five years" or "for a while." Those who planned to leave BlythevIIIe gave reasons varying from "lack of opportunitels" here to "I like to travel." Those who Indicated they planned to remain here offered explanations ranging from "I like It" to "Because I can't go anywhere else." Of the 36 seniors who answered a Courier News questionnaire. 20 said they planned U> attend college. Two plan to attend business colleges and one will enter nurses training. Thir- tene said they do not plan to go to college or take further training. Among the occupations these seniors plan to enter are business administration (4), engineering (5), religious educaton, telephone operator (3); medicine, law, secretarial work (2), farming, accounting (2), journalism, teaching (2), law enforcement work .electric utility, nursing and selling. One chose a career In the Air Force. Of the 20 boys answering the questionnaire, five said they faced imminent draft call Twelve said they did not and three did not answer. According to the answers of those who plan to go to college five want to attend the University of Arkansas, and three will go to Arkansas State Collet. Other college «nd university selections listed included University of Missouri (2), Ole Miss (2), LSU, Blue Mountain (Miss.), Draughn's Business College In Memphis, Harding College at Searcy, Vanderbilt, Stephen's, and The Citadel. profession I am choosing, (Civil engineer.) "Not enough Industry." "Should I decide to leave, the reason would probably be the lack of industry in Blytheviile." Those who said they planned to «"iu inc t^iduui. iiLuse wno saiu nicy piannea to Here are some of the comments stay were, however, less vocal In given by the graduates who plan to their reasons than were the grad- leave Blythevllle: uatcs who plan to leave. Most mere- "Blytheviile Is ton high-priced a ly said "* llke a " or " I havc llvcd town to live in, and they (prices) here al1 m ? " fe -" Ma "y save no won't ever be down." ' i™,™™ "(Lack of) advancement in the field of my choice." (The choice: engineering.) "I plan to Icavfi because I consld- fir there are more opportunities in * %,"£? tow. and not enough opportunities for the younger generation." "Better Job or opportunities . , ." "Betlo.r opportunities in other places." "The. oUlftr ppnplo In town have tied up most of th« busman lo th« Asked what major changes In Blytheville's situation might induce them to stay here, the departing graduates answered: "Please pave more of the factories. ..." "Put the city back on an agricultural basis and stop playing It as an Industrial site." "More Jobs, better opportunities for the younger generation." "Agricultural advancements. . ." "A now sewer system and lower puces." She said a schedule of the coun- •-wide clinics has been approved y Dr. A. C. Curtis, director of Tuberculosis Control Division the Arkansas State Board of ealth. To meet goals recommended by e Board of Health, the clinics expect to x-ray an average of 500 persons n day, she said. The annual x-ray clinics are sponsored in Mississippi County by t h e Tuberculosis Association, Board of Health, County Medical Society an dthe Health Unit. The schedule follows: LeachvilJe, Aug. 4-5; Manila, Aug. 0-7; Blytheville, Aug. 10-18- Armorcl, Aug. JO; Dell, Aug. 20; .uxora, Aug. 21 and 24; Reiser Aug. 25. West Ridge, Aug. 26; Osceola, Aug. 27-Sept. 1; Wilson. Sept. 2; Dyess, Sept. 3; and Joiner, Sept. 4. Bob Childress Seeks Top Post At Boys' State (From The Associated Press) Bob Childress, one of Blytheville's eight delegates to the Boys' State encampment at Camp Robinson, has been named a candidate in the runoff primaries for governor of Boys' State. He anl Frank Hickingham of McGehee are Federalist Party candidates for governor. Unopposed as the Nationalist Party gubernatorial candidate is Richard Poole of El Dorado. The runoff primaries were scheduled for today. Yesterday, the Boys' Staters formed a solid "little city" bloc to prevent Arkansas' bigger municipal- ties from v/Inning the gubernator al nomination of either mythica political party. In primaries yesterday the thre party candidates for Boys' Stat governor were named. Ned Moseley, Boys State dircc or, said that throughout the da> he 363 youths, all 11th graders chosen for their scholastic ability ampalgned to form a bloc to keep he bigger cities, especially Ft Smith, from winning the governor'3 eat. Arkansas' second city has provld- d Boys State with a governor a umber of times since the encampments began 11 years ago, Moseley aid. The general election will be held tomorrow for all state officials. 3sceolans Set Up Mortgage Firm Three Osceola business men were sted as IncorporaUjrs of the Sem- nole Mortage Company of Osceola n articles of corporation filed, in Ittle Bock yesterday. Named in the charter of the firm, hlch listed authorized capital ock of $250,000, were A. S. Tay- r, R. E. Wilson and D. T. Tiiy- r, Jr. Grand Larceny Charges to Be Filed in Osceola Pour truck drivers from Dunn Brothers, Inc., construction firm of Dallas, Tex., are being held in County Jail on charges of the theft last week of approximately $500 worth of equipment from company trucks which they were transporting to Indiana. The sheriff's office today announced grand larceny charges will be filed in Osceola Circuit Court ;ainst Clarence M. Groves of Viola, Tenn., Russell R, Caldwell Dallas, Tex., Ous O. Fair of Jacksonville, Ala., and Bobby Stotts of Lubbock, Tex., in connection with the theft of three truck tires, two inner tubes and a Jack from Dunn company trucks at Joiner last Friday. Two of the men, Fair and Stotts, were arrested here. The other two were picked up in Indiana ana returned here yesterday after a service station owner in Joiner, who bought the equipment from the men, became suspicious and told Deputy Sheriff J. T. (Buster) Wigley of Wilson about the purchase. Sheriff William Berryman said the men, who allegedly sold the equipment to the service station for $105, had admitted taking the tires and jack from the cargo of the four trucks they were driving to Bluffton, Ind., for the construction firm and selling them at the service station. Weather ARKANSAS—Pair this afternoon, tonight and Thursday, a little varmer north and east portions tonight. Minimum this morning — 63 Maximum yeaterday S3. Sunrise tomorrow — 4:47. Sunset today — 7;09. Mean temperature (mlldmv between Sgh one! low) — 75. . Normal and menn for June — 77.5. Preclp, lust 24 hours ila. to 7a.) w ono. Pwclp. Jan. t to date — 29.33. Tills Date Last Ynar Minimum this niornlnp; — (15. Mnxlmuni yesterday — D.t. frccJp. Jan. l to date — 33,37,

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