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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 4, 1953
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP KOBTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX—NO. 64 Dlythevllle Courltr BlythevUle Dally Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS FIRST 'MISS BCYTHEVILLE' ENTRANTS — J. Byrd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Byrd. Other L. Westbrook, chairman of the coming "Miss Blythe. entrants to date include Betty Nell Holland, daugh- ville" Beauty Pageant, talks over contest rules with the first three entries In this year's event. Above, he reads contest regulations to Delores Parker (leEt), ter of Mrs. A. B. Holland, and Frances Bright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bright. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, and the contest is slated for June daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Holland; Freda Smith, H-ia. (Courier News Photo) daughter of Mrs. G. W. Smith; and Bobbie Jean Rep. Martin Declares —• Income Tax Cuts Will Hinge «./ On Extension of Profits Tax By STEELING G. GREEN WASHINGTON, (AP) - House Speaker Martin iR-Mass.) said today a tax cut for some 50 million individual taxpayers scheduled next Jan. 1 would be "very doubtful" if Congress fails to extend the excess profits tax. ""' Martin told a news conference the scheduled 10 per cent reduction in individual income taxes "goes right along together" with President Eisenhower's request for continuation of the excess profits levy, now due to expire at the end of this month. Reds Turn Back 6 Counterattacks On Key Hill Posts ROK Troops Repelled In Savage Fighting; • One Hill Re-Captured By FORREST EDWARDS SEOUL (g> —Chinese and North Korean Reds today Eledgeham- mered back in bloody hand-to-hand fighting all but one of seven South Korean counterattacks for key Allied hill positions captured by the Communists. Units of four ROK divisions smashed against Chinese clinging to five outposts on Finger and Bloody Ridges on the East-Central Front and North Koreans on portions of Luke the Cook's Castle and Anchor HiH in the East. One outpost was recaptured on Bloody Ridge. All other counterattacks were hurled back, and at Luke's Castle and Anchor Ridge North Korean Reds wound up a day of bitter closequarter fighting in better positions than before. The U. N. Command said two beefed-up Chinese battalions—perhaps 2,500 men — smashed into South Koreans who captured one outpost on Finger Ridge and drove the ROKs off again. Reds Take Anchor Hill North Koreans wrested the crest of Anchor Hill from ROK infantrymen who drove the Reds off the earlier in the day. An Eighth Army briefing officer said that at dusk Communist and South Korean roops faced each other from opposite sides of the dish-shaped crest. Counterattacking South Koreans if the 12th Division lost added ground in desperate see-saw fight- ng for Luke's Castle. There BOKs drove the Reds back late Vednesday were driven back far- her than before by a smashing Communist counterattack. At last report, the North Koreans leld about half of the intricate Castle defenses. Allied warpianes flew scores of nissions again today in close-sup- )rt of troops on the battle line. During the night U. S. Super- orts hit the battlefront with their iggest assault in nearly a year. Nineteen B29s unloaded 190 tons f bombs on Red targets between ^horwon and Kumhwa in the iron Triangle sector of the Central ront. Electronic Sighting Used Reds, U. N. Said Very Close To Korean Truce Agreement The speaker repeated a prediction that Congress will keep the excess profits tax in force until Dec. 31, despite strong opposition by some influential Congress members. Present laws call for a • 10 per cent reduction in personal income tax rates beginning with 1954. The administration has said it "definitely" plans to let this reduction take effect as scheduled. But Martin declared, "if the excess profits tax is not extended, it is very doubtful if financial conditions would be such as to warrant individual tax reductions." "They go along together. Certainly an extension would be very helpful in getting the individual reduction. That would make it almost a certainty." Reed Disputes Prediction Chairman Reed (R-NY) of the tax-framing committee promptly disputed Martin's prediction, however, in this statement: "Apprised of Speaker Martin's statement, Mr. Reed issued a flat denial that his committee favors the excess profits tax or that it intends to change its stand opposing its extension. "Mr. Reed said that in his judgment the testimony being presented to the committee had strengthened the members' conviction that this unproductive tax which discriminated so unjustly against small companies should die." Martin had his news conference soon after returning to the Capitol from a White House meeting of President Eisenhower and GOP congressional leaders. Predicts Extension When Martin left the White House he predicted that Congress would go along with Eisenhower's desires and extend the excess profits tax through the last half of this year. He told reporters: "I'm sure an overwhelming number of members of the House want the excess profits tax extended. I also believe the Ways and Means Blast of Final and Biggest Spring Atomic Test Lights Western Sky By BILL BECKER LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The biggest atom bomb ever exploded In the United States flamed for more than two minutes in the pre.dawn sky today over Nevada proving ground. The fireball boiled for more than 30 seconds indicating an intensity twice that of any previous bomb or device,detonated In the desert. The 20-fclloton Hiroshima bomb had a 30 second fireball. Dropped from an extremely Heavy clouds and low haze ob- iterated the battle line from the ir but the Air Force said its See WAR on Page 12 a suspended jail sentence today for contempt of Congress. U. S. District Judge Alexander Holtzoff sentenced the Influence peddler to 90 days in jail, but Instead of requiring him to serve the sentence placed him on probation for one year. The judge said in imposing sentence that he was considering "as mitigating circumstance" that irunewald had received "bad advice—so bad that it was fantastic" from. his former attorney. Tiie judge said the record showed that when Grunewald first ap- „ ,. penred before the House Wavs and Mrs. Pauline Shepherd of Blytheville, Route Means subcommittee investigating 2, first place winner of $50 in merchandise certificates in yesterday's (tax scandals his then counselor, fourth Blytheville Value Days drawing of the summer, accepts her ! William Power Maloney, repeated- prize from Alvin Hardy, participating merchant. Other winners yesterday were Tucker Hardaway, Mickey Shelton and Barbara Lcdbetter, ?10; and N. P. Maxwell, Cecilia Jo.Vner, Rose Roberts and Vallie Cn.«ry. all of Blytheville, $5. Jimmy Moore was awarded SI for drawing the names. (Courier News Photo) TOP BVD WINNER Gruenwald Gets Fine of $1,000 90-Day Jail Term is Suspended by Federal Judge WASHINGTON m— Henry W. Grunewald, Washington mystery man, was fined Sl.QQO and given high-flying B-36, the unprecedented A-bomb flashed across the entire horizon and bathed the desert in a ghostly white light for at least five seconds. Then it formed into a brilliant golden fireball. The power of this .amazing weapon was probably not less than 50 dlotons. The Atomic Energy Commission has previously detonated ;hree devices at Yucca Flat that lave had an intensity greater than the so-called nominal or Hiroshima bomb. Reports in Los Angeles to po- ice and sheriff's officers showed hat hundreds of residents felt a vindow-rattling shock about 20 minutes after the blast. Calls from Burbank, Van Nuys and North Hollywood in the San Fernando valley; from Lancaster and Palmdale in the Antelope val- ey; Santa Monica and Beverly Illls. Cats howled and dogs barked. Shock Felt In Los Angeles Observers on mile-high Mt. Wilson near Los Angeles said the burst lighted the whole countryside and a shock and rumble were lelt 15 to 20 minutes Inter. Associated Press correspondents in Northern California said window- rattling rumbles were felt at Marysville. Yuba City and Paso Robles 28 to 30 minutes niter the detonation. Today's blast, 'h and final of the spring series, probably compared favorably with some of the huge explosions reported at the Pacific proving grounds ,t Eniwetok. C. 'as a SclMittflo, director Alvin 3raW ; f ; hIi|»ai<l?&i; devlcV wa refinBm»nt'of one tested previously in thls'series. It incorporated a "discovery" made in the previous shot, he said, but he did not elaborate. The explosion went off exactly at 4:9 a. m. (7:9 a. m. CST). the flash wa's seen in San Francisco, 400 miles away and In Los Angeles 250 miles distant. The fire In the cloud was, visible to mountain observers for two minutes and 20 seconds before it faded. Veteran atomic reporters agreed that this far outshone any of the 30 previous blasts in Nevada. Fires were observed burning on Yucca Flat some minutes later when observers started returning to Las Vegas. The fires probably were in Yucca trees and perhaps some tall cedars and pines left over from previous tests this spring. No structures were known to have been involved today. The burst appeared to be at a Sec ATOMIC on Page 12 Blytheville Firms Begin Summer Closing Schedule Businessman To Address A A Group Here Committee members will give the | began the ir summertime Thursday Approximately 100 Blythevllle An out-of-town business execu- stores were closed this afternoon as ' • members of the Merchant's Division of the Chamber of Commerce ly directed him not to answer questions. The judge commented that the fact that a witness acted on advice constituted no defense. But, he Burns Fatal To 3-Ye®r~Old Negro Girl A three-year old Negro girl died early thjs morning of burns suffered late yesterday when her clothes caught fire as the child played with matches at her home on the B. C. Middleton farm near Steele. Maxine Bonds, step-daughter ot Willie B. McClain, employed on the Middleton farm, died in Hayti Memorial Hospital early today alter having been rushed there yesterday by farm employees. According to B. C. Middleton, the said, when it comes to imposing | ^ said to have been piaylng a -sentence this may be taken into consideration. No Risk of General War, Ike Tells TV Audience By ED CBEAGH WASHINGTON (AP) — Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated a new era of presidential contact with the people last night — pledging on a 'family circle" telecast there would be no appeasement of communism and "no risk of a general war." Auto Damage Law Goes into Effect June 11 Arkansas' new financial responsibility law goes into effect one week from today. Under this law, a motorist involved in an accident must be able to show that he can post securl- ity for damages up to $11,000. This $11,000 — which includes $10,000 for bodily injuries involved and $1,000 property damage— does not have to be in tiie Jorm ol insurance. Few People, however, would be able to post $11,000 in cash or property as security, hence Insurance is commonly regarded as the source of protection for the a- nrage no- ,'taist. .:'o>JV Fj *..i^'-,. •• ' Licensed t^VwA* or operate a motor vehicle will be suspended if drivers are invplved in a traffic accident and. fail to meet the security requirements for damage claimed. The security required under the new law may be as low as $101 or as high as $11,- 000. TIIE DRIVER of every motor vehicle that is involved in an accident resulting in death or injury to any person or property damage in excess of $100 must file a new accident report with the Deportment of Revenues within five days after the accident. This report is mandatory regardless of who was at fault. The new law does not in anyway, however, change the existing stato ' tory requirement that am cident report be made nnd filed with the Arkansas State Police Within 48 hours. If a driver is covered by automobile liability insurance at the time of the accident, he will still be required to make out the report and file it with the Revenue Department. However, If he submits proof of such insurance with tile report, his licenses will not be suspended. Surrounded by four members of his official family, and inviting his millions of television watchers to think of themselves as fellow- dwellers In "the national house," Eisenhower gave these assurances in a precedent-setting White House report to the nation: "We are going to keep our temper; we are going to fcuild our strength." "We are not going to cripple this nation and we are going specifically to keep up Its air power." "Our effort is to secure peace— and prosperity in peace." So, in easy conversational style, and passing the bail repeatedly to his Cabinet aides, Eisenhower met head on the accusations aired in Congress only a few hours before [hat his Air Force budget cuts are imperiling the nation's security. NVw "Fireside Chat" He did more than that: By introducing the TV presidential panel program, with free technical advice from some of the highest- juiced advertising? experts in the business, he gave a new dimension to the "fireside chat" invented by Franklin D. Roosevelt and adapted for radio and television, now and then, by Harry S. Truman. Elsenhower's audience, estimated In TV circles fit 50 millions, saw and heard the President, a little dldgety at first but calm as you please later, lean on his desk and talk . . . tell them, with reference to the 1038 concessions to Adolf Hitler that sowed the seeds Optimism High Among Officials In Washington Only Differences At Present Reported To Be Minor Ones WASHINGTON (AP) — The Communist and United Nations commands were reported today to be very close to agreement on a Korean War armistice. Officially, there was the ;losest stcrecy but it was clear that in high quarters of the government there was very- strong confidence that agreement on a truce was at hand. There was a notable increase of optimism among officials and some indication the latest Red response could be considered as virtual acceptance of the U. N. proposals of, 10 days ago. According to this Interpretation, the only matters left to be ne- goatiated are relatively minor differences. The Red reply to the U. N. plan for dealing with the deadlock over disposition of prisoners of war was received by the government this morning. The Reds presented It to the U. N. command at Panmun- jom last night, Washington time. Official secrecy covered reaction at the Stale and Defense Departments and the White House. But there were indications that solution was being reached. It is the prisoner issue which has blocked agreement for many months. It turns on the question of what should be done about prisoners of war who were unwilling to go home after "an armistice. In putting forth their latest plan 10 days ago, the U. N. command- under direction from Washington- made some concessions on this )otnt. It dropped a proposal that 34,000 balky POWs from the North Korean forces should be released in South Korea as soon as the truce lecame effective. It also agreed to a system of majority voting in a proposed, "neutral" nations truce commission which would supervise the of the last world war and become h » otllin s ° [ POWs ^" an armi- symbol of appeasement: s ' ce ' "There is going to be no new Munich and at the same time there s going to be no risk of a general ivar, because a modern war would be too horrible to contemplate." Manila Beauty ig statu- j _ * .other ac- Prtn&rtnf \*"fr out and ' UytTU/fl J i For June 11 MANILA — The Manila beauty It reportedly agreed also .to let the state of these prisoners be discussed for a limited time at a Korean political conference of the warring powers. But, the U. N. command insisted that there could be no compromise on its proposal that in the end (1) prisoners refusing to go home should be given their freedom this side of the iron curtain, (2) that at no time should they be coerced or intimidated by Red representatives who would be permitted to visit and talk with them after an armistice. House that opportunity." The excess profits tax bill, a key point in Eisenhower's financial program, has been bottled up so far by the Ways and Means Committee whose chairman, Rep. Reed (R-NY), wants the tax to die July 1. The discussion at the White House came while the President waited to find out whether h i s "businessmen's administration" can count on the support of businessmen . when his policies pinch their pockctbool:s. His ad- ' visera were betting that business would come through on that point by Riving a reluctant okay to a request for a six-months extension on Uic excess profits levy. ' afternoon closing schedule. The division had earlier voted to close business firms included in the group each Thursday afternoon through the months of June, July and August. A normal operating schedule will be resumed August 28, according to the Chamber of Commerce. Inside Today's Courier News , ..Kiwanls tops .Taycces In Little League play.. Yanks throw scare Into American Leasuft... Sports.. .Page 10... ...Society new)i...Pa(e 4... ...Markets. P.ifc 12... tive will address the Blytheville I The fine imposed Is the maximum for contempt of Congress. The maximum jail term is one year. Judge Holtzoff last week ordered a heart specialist to examine Grunewald, who Is 61 years old, to determine whether going to jail j would impair his life or health. The doctor, Bernard J. Walsh, group of Alcoholics Anonymous at (.submitted a report but it was not 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. I , The meeting will be held in the j AA club rooms at 111 East Main.) mentioned today and its contents wore not disclosed. Grunewald was indicted on 31 _,,„„ . |, . , T , _ ., _ icounls of contempt of Congress for over Alvm Hardy Furniture Co., j dcfy|ng (he Hous ^ lnvesUl ,*t 01 , s .He pleaded guilty to one count and the room of her mother's house, when suddenly she ran out with her clothes on fire. A Negro man reportedly ripped the child's clothes off and attempted to find a doctor. When no physican could be located immediately, she was taken to the Haytl hospital. Services wll be conducted Friday at 1 p. m. at the Luxora Cemetery. Survivors include the step-mother and a sister, Murline Bonds. Caston Funeral Home la In charge. and will be open to the public. Similar mcllngs open to the pub- i government dropped the othe lie are held each Friday at 8:30 j Before passing sentence, the p.m. in the club rooms. Closed KCS- sions of the group are conducted each Tuesday night. Death Penalty Bill PINE BLUFF (/F) — State Rep. Lawerence Dawson said today he will Introduce a bill to abolish (he death penally in fho nrxt tc.s- ; judge asked Orunewald whether he had anything to say.* "No, sir, your honor," the heavyset, bald Orunewald replied. His current attorney, William H. Collins, told the judge that Grunewald, after he pleaded guilty, testified before the tax scandal Investigators "for nine straight days, even to the point of exhaustion." Collins Immediately paid Grime- wald's fine, with 50 riollnr bills and ion of the Arkansas legislature, j a single hundred dollar bill. Pirates Trade Kiner to Cubs PITTSBURGH (IP) — The Pitls- burgli Pirates traded home run kins Ralph Kiner, catcher Joe Ga- raglola, pitcher Howie Pollet and outfielder-lnflelder George Metko- vitch to the Chicago Cubs today tor six players and nn undisclosed amount of cash. The Pirates got pitcher Bob Schultz, catcher Toby Atwell, nnd outfielders Gene Hermanskl, Preston Ward nnd Bob Addis. Also the Pirates got the option to purchase Inflelder George Freese from Sprinsflelil In I he International THE UNINSURED motorist after filling out his report with the Department of Revenue:;, will receive notice that he must deposit .sufficient security to cover the damage done to the other vehicle, or vehicles, involved in the accident. This security must be deposited with the Department of Revenues within 10 days of the issuance of such notice. Could Ixisc License Faiure to deposit security will result in the revocation of the operators licenfie.s, license plate and registration certificate. The deposit of security is not necessary under the following circumstances: 1. If the person receiving such a notice deposits with the department a release of liability by all parties involved. 2, Final adjudication in a court of competent jurisdiction that he Sec AUTO on Page 12 pageant to select Miss Manila and i Tne Panmunjom negotiations Mr. and Miss Junior Manila will be j wcre recessed for one day after held at the Ritz Theater here June 1 tnG Communists made their latest II under the sponsorship of the Ma- Proposals. This was to accord op" " " portunity for full study of the Communist statement in Washington, and for exchanges between offi- nila Lions club. Proceeds from ticket sales of the beauty contest to select a representative to the Miss Arkansas Beauty Pageant will go to help support the Manila health unit which cials here and Gen. Mark Clark, the U. N. commander. The negotiators are to meet again at 8 p. m. (CST), Friday. serves Mississippi County west of Big Lake. or Saturday morning, Panmunjom For the first time this year, the i time. pageant Will include a contest for | . young boys and girls aged 3-7 to ' crown King Neptune and his queen. Assisting the Lions Club Chairman Bill Homer with the Miss Ma,- | nlla contest are Mrs. Guy Ruben and Mrs. R. J. McKinnon, and conducting the junior event is Mrs. Max Missco Convicts Granted Paroles Two men convicted in Mississippi County Circuit Court were among H. Isaacs. I the 43 convicts who received paroles The Manila School band will pro- ; yi^u-rday from the State Parole vide a musical background for the ! Board in Little Rock. Junior event. j They are Ray Ashmore, .who was sentrncert Jan. 16 to one year on a charge of embezzlement, and John William Carter, sentenced April 11, 1952, to two years for burglary. Cherry to Speak To Demolays JONESBOKO (IP}— Some 300 dele- jfites are expected to hear Gov Cherry address the annual DeMolay convention here Saturday The 3-day conference opened today. Paintings by Blytheville Woman To Be Featured in Memphis Exhibit League (or fall delivery. Mrs. Marilyn Florman of Blythe- vllle will be featured in a one-man nrt exhibit to be held in Stebbins Art Gallery in Memphis the week of June 7-13, it was announced yesterday. Twenty-two paintings by Mrs, Florman will be hung for the exhibit, according to her husband, Uoyd Flormin. Included in the group will be portraits of Blytheville, O.sceola and Memphis figures. Mrs. Florman, the former Miss Marilyn Hormviiv. of Chattanooga, first began paiiUUW in grammar- school days under the guidance of an nunt who Is a commercial artist there. Later, she majored in art at the University of Chattanooga, where she met her husband. For the past two years, she has studied under Sergei Bongart, European artist now located in Memphis. Several of her paintings have been sold to Memphis buyers. • Portraits, landscapes and still life works will be shown nt the exhibit, which will be open from 5 10 p.m. until Weather ARKANSAS — Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Friday except widely scattered thundershowers and not so warm northwest portion Friday. MISSOURI — Partly eloudly tom,.:ht and Frldny; .scattered thun- dcr.-ihowerK and cooler northeast and extreme north portions, low tonight in the 60s; high Friday 80s norttuvcst to the 90s southeast. Minimum this morning — fi8 Maximum yesterday — 91. Sunrise tomorrow — 4 -AT, Sunset today — 7:0!>. Mean temperature (midway between lsh and low) — 79.5. Normal and moan (or June — 11 J. Preclp, lost 24 hours (7a. to 7H.) — "Tone. Preclp. Jan. 1 to date — 29.38. This Oate Last Year Minimum this morning — VI, Mnxlnnmt yesterday — f)9. Frcdp. Jan. 1 to data — 23,3T.

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