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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX—NO. 71 Blytheville Courier BlythevUle Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1953 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CBKfl Foreign Funds Due New Cuts Larger Reductions Expected in House By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON (AP) — With nine per cent already lopped off President Bisensower's pared-down foreign aid budget, a House Appropriations Committee member predicted today "much sharper slashes" will be made. The House Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday voted 18-5 to approve $4,998,732,500 for overseas Bid in the year beginning' July 1. This was 476 million dollars less than the President's pruned down requests and about 35 per cent less than recommended by former President Truman. The committee vote only established a ceiling for the actual Cure Re-Elected Red Cross Head Citations, Service Awards Presented At Annual Meeting E. J. Cure was re-elected chairman of the Chickasawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross at the annual meeting of the group In the chapter office last night. All other officers were re-elected, including Siegbert Jiedel, vice "'"""] chairman; R. L. ; Banister, treasurer; Miss Clara Ruble, secretary: and Mrs. W. J. Pollard, vice ! chairman of vol- I* -— j unteer workers. : A\\ 1 Two citations (^^ (and four service j^^^ d^ttl awards were P re ~ ^^^K, H^H sented chapter ^^Hk TR 1BK members last I^^mm, L Hffl n ight. E, J. Cure Harry A. Haincs appropriations, which must be approved later. Rep. Glenn R. Davis cR-Wis), a member of the House appropria^ tiohs subcommittee concerned with foreign aid, said his group is talking of deeper slashes and will study the bill "very carefully." The House Foreign Affairs Committee authorization of §4,998,732,500—which compares with $5,312, 732,500 approved earlier by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee—is expected to reach the House floor sometime after the middle of the week. Hit Military The House committee also voted, against the President's implied views, to withdraw more than one billion dollars of new funds earmarked for European military aic unless the six-nation European Defense Community is formed. Rep. Richards (D-SC), author of the amendment, said he hoped ii would spur European parliaments into ratifying the treaty to set up an international army. Only West Germany has approved this treaty. The amendment, approved by a 2-1 majority, would earmark i the European Defense Community. Congress appropriated $6,031,000,000 for foreign aid last year, after cutting Truman's request by 25 per cent. Eisenhower sliced more than two billion' dollars from the $7,600,000,000 Truman budget in two successive cuts this time. Eisenhower was described as "pleading" with House committee, leaders, at a conference Tuesday, to get them to prevent further slashes. It was felt in some quarters that this personal appeal by Eisen- was given a citation for his work thfe'JUJ. Cross bto^d program, hower dissuaded some members •who had talked of big scale reduc- •which with one exception has meb j tions. all its quotas here and leads Mid- | The House measure would auth- South programs in obtaining blood sorize these main expenditures: donations. A citation was presented R. A. Porter for his work as chairman of the chapter's district-wide fund campaign. - , A 15-year service pin was pre- Et.nted Mr. Banister, who is beginning his 16th term as treasurer of the chapter. Five-year pins were awarded Mr. Jieripl, Mrs. Madge Brown and Mr. Porter. Reports Given Reports of the chapter activities during the past year were given last night. According to (he fund campaign report given by Mr. Porter, donations to date total $14.753.87. This included $10.479.67 from Blytheville and $4,274.20 from outlying communities. The financial report, given by Mrs. W. W. Shaver, office assistant and bookkeeper, cha pter revenue for the past year was $9,975.24. Expenditures thus far have been $8,459.35 with one month remain- Ing in the current fiscal year. Medicine, food and coal and other European military aid—$2,079,689,750, a cut of 100 million dollars in Eisenhower's program. Near Eastern military aid— 5305,212,637, a reduction of 100 million. Defense support funds for Europe —200 million dollars, a cut of 100 million. Far Eastern military aid- Si,081.620.493, unchanged, Latin American military assistance—15 millions, unchanged. Other economic funds to stimulate production of military equipment—684 millions, unchanged. Economic aid to underdeveloped areas—5453,634.500, unchanged. Korea n relief—71 millions, unchanged. The House group cut 150 millions from a special 250 million dollar fund the administration asked to begin the development .of non- atomic weapons. The Senate had cut the request by 100 millions. The House committee also eliminated 25 millions earmarked for the exploitation of raw materials and cut one million from a $1,825,000 fund to help pay for private relief packages sent abroad. WyatiRe-EIecied HeadofTBGroup County Association Conducts Annual Meet in Osceoia OSCEOLA—William H. Wyatt of Blytheville was re-elected president of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association at the annual jrieetin? of the organization in the 1 Masonic Hall here last night. Others selected to serve for the ; coming year in- •cluded Dr. James C. Guard of Blytheville, vice president; Mrs. Ted Woods of Osce- oia, secretary; the Rev. E. H. Hall of Dell, second vice president; James W. H. Wyatt Gardner of Bly- r theville, third vice president; Joe gram. This group also handled i Evans of Blytljeville, treasurer; nnd many girts to hospitalized veterans. Mrs. Prances Oammill of Blythe- H. A. Ilaines R. A. Porter services provided through the social, welfare fund from May 1, 1952, to April 30 totaled $477.25. The case report given by, Mrs. Floyd Haralson, executive secretary of the chapter, showed that 845 ; cases were handled during-' the past >, year. Of these, 488 were classified J! as active service, 235 as veteran and 122 as civilian. In addition, 390 requests for information and limited .service cases were handled. Eighty- four investigations and 16 cases were handled for other chapters and four disaster inquiries were handled. Committees Report Other reports given last night showed the following: Volunteer service groups—served as volunteers at chapter office and worked extensively on blood pro. JUNIOR FINALISTS — While a "Miss Blytheville of 1953" is being selected tonight, one of the young misses in the upper photo will be chosen to reign as "Miss Junior Blytheville." Left to right, they are Candy Baker, Becky Dee Walters, Cynthia Dillahunty, Sandra Lyn Wahl and Rebecca Greemvay. In pic- ture below, five boys vie to see who will succeed current Jaycee president Billy Boone as "Mr. Jaycee President of 1979," They are (left to right) Benny Henderson, Jimmy Russell Burton, Billy Crim, Stanley Thompson and Danny Oene.galdridge. (Courier News. Photos) ~*~ -" ^' ? Finalists Selected in Junior Beauty Events "Miss BlythevlHe of 1953" will be selected tonight from 10 girl's competing for the diadem when the Junior Chamber of Commerce stages the annual Miss Blytheville Pageant at the high school auditorium at 8 p.m., following announcement of the winners of the "Miss Junior Blytheville" and "Mr. Jaycee Pre.M'ient of ]979" contests conducted last night. * Selected as five finalists in the "Miss junior BlytheviLIe" contest were Cynthia Dillahunty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Dillahunty, sponsored by the Tot Shop; Candy Baker, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. E. J. Baker, Jr., sponsored by the Rustic Inn; Rebecca Greemvay, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Malcolm Greenway, sponsored by Hart's Bread; Sandra .Lyn Wahl, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wahl, sponsored by the First National Bank, and Becky Lee Walters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Waiters, sponsored by Missco Implement Company. Finalists who will compote in the "Mr. Jaycee. President of 1979" event are Benny Henderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Ben Henderson, sponsored by Horner-Wilson Motor Company; BilJy Grim, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Crim, sponsored by Wade FarvnLure Company; Jimmy Russell Burton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hamner Burton, sponsored by Dr. Pepper Bottling Company; Stanley Thompson, son of Mr. and .Mrs. Harold Thompson, sponsored by Thompson V; Credit Jewelers, and Danny Gen<; Baldridge. son of Mr. and Mr?. H. 'Baldrfg Baldridge, sponsored by ''City Electric Company. Some Crops Damaged as Has! Follows 101-Degree High Here Blytheville's unever weather yesterday brought a new year's high of 501 degrees bear- ng down on the city shortly before a rain and hailstorm peppered parts of this area to give rops a long-needed shower at some points and virtually destroy them at others. The city sweltehed briefly under Rain Scattered * —-— •— he 101 mark before driving rain ] Rains in South Mississ jp pl Coun . rough* a reprieve. Previous highs , ty wer( , repo ,. tcd at Osceoia Keiser f 98 Monday, 89 Tuesday, and 100 and Dyess , whlle Ul)lora received "very little." Most of the western Wednesday fell by the wayside as tie mercury continued its trend. Truce Appears Matter Only a Few Days Koreans Keep Demonstrations Going for Fourth Straight Day By ROBERT B. TtCKMAN «fl( SEOUL (AP) — South Koreans chanted, marched and wept through their fourth straight day of anti-truce demonstrations today as Allied and Red staff officers worked in secret on the last details of an armistice that appears almost a certainty. The stubborn South Korean nation — and its unbending President, Syngman Rhee — gave no outward sign of "changing the violent opposition to a ceasefire that would leave the battered peninsula divided politically. However, a truce appears only a matter of days away—the time it takes the staff officers to finish the final document in morning and afternoon sessions at Fanmunjom. is proceeding undaunted with its The U, N. Command apparently armistice plans in the belief that South Korea won't make good its threat to reject the truce and fight the Reds alone. Chicago Politician CHICAGO, June 12 (AP) — Clem Graver, a Republican state legislator and Ward commltteeman from Chicago's so-called hoodlum-dominated West Side Bloc, was abducted by three men near his home last night and several hours later police had no trace of him. the garage—about a half from his .home. He strug- Missco's July Draft Quota Set Mississippi County will send only | I .^. ^ UU1 ,., « Btli , „. r . 12 men for induction into the aimed than Monday's reading. Hail- j j amcs repor t ct i f rom caruthersville i forces in Julv . according to Brig. portion of the county also went rain- Precipitation of .53 of an inch j less, with no rain reported at Manly the second rainfall recorded I nila. month, was two-humlredths | p,. m i scot county Agent W. F. Five persons, including Graver's wife, Amelia, 51, witnessed the ub- duction of the 53-year-old real estate and insurance broker. Police said the witnesses gave varying details but all agreed three m°n followed Graver in a car as he drove his auto into his garage about 10 p. m. (EST). Graver was seized as he came from block Bled with his abductors but they "orced him into their car and drove away. On his way to his garage. Graver had passed his home and waved :o his wife who was standing on ,he front porch with n friend, Walter Pikelis, 52, a precinct captain n Graver's Ward, the 21st. Longtime Politic Police Capt. Eugene McNnlly of the Maxwell Street Station said he aid not know whether Graver's abduction Was connected with poli- 'is. -•$. •• •»•', '•'' Gri.Ye'r.'in rtLiiubMron^JbliUts on the West Side for 30 years, has boon n staic representative from the 15ih District since 1950. The 21 tt Ward is among; the ei«ht west of the downtown district making many years have been elected from the districts with little or no opposition from either party. Violence often has erupted In the wards. Slate Rep. William J. Granata, lor many years a rival with former Rep. James Adduci for GOP leadership of the 27th Ward, was murdered with an axe on Oct. 8, 19-18. His assassins were not captured. On Feb. 6, 1952, Charles Gross, 68, a foe of the so-called hoodlum element seeking domination of some city wards, was slain in ganglam; style. Gross, acting GOP committceman of the 31st Ward, on the fringe of the bloc, was Blain in a hail of shotgun slugs fired from an automobile. Police said it was a case of well-planned murder, carried out by experts. "No Enemies" Pikeli.s. a mutuel clerk at a race track, told police he believed the men who abducted Graver were robbers and reported it that way to police. Me said as far ns he knew Graver had no enemies. Two sisters, Joan Zelenka, 22, and Shirley, 14. told police they were near tho garage when two up the West Side Bloc. State rep- I men, about 35 years old, entered resentativns of both parties for | and grappled with Graver, Staff aides—A total of 126 women in Blytheville, Leachville and Manila worked a total of 1,406 hours, or a total of 201 seven-hour working days. Water safety—Four hundred children and 58 adults given swimming lessons last summer with 98 certificates Issued. Blood program—Five bloodmoblle visits during the past year netted a total of 130 pints of blood. First Ald-7-Fniiriiwn standard, 14 See RED CROSS an l'aj« 1 ville, executive secretary. Elected to serve with the officers on the executive committee were Mrs. John Thweatt of Luxora, Mrs. W. B. Brown of Manila, Mrs. U. S. Blankenship of Dell and Mrs. C. O. Redman of Blytheville. During the business session, reports were given by the budget and building committees. . The program was a panel discussion on tuberculosis control work. On the panel were Hays 'Sullivan, iSe« TB ASSOCIATION'«• P»|« J tones f'.ailed windows in the city •hile larger specimens played havoc •ith crops In outlying areas. According to County Agent Keith Bilbrey, scrne two to three tJiOii.smiu acres near Gosnell received the major portion of the county's crop damage. About 1,500 acres in the area were considered to be totally ruined by the hail, he reported. Roncy Lambert's farm near Gosnell was most heavily damaged, while land belonging to Monroe Beshearse, Ellis Wheeler, J. E. Kretch and Lewis Freeman also bore a large part of the damage, Mr. Bilbrey said. About 65 per cent of the affected area is in cotton, with most of the remainder in beans. Gen. E. L. Compere, State Selective Sevrvice Director. The Arkansas draft quota for July will be 320 men, Gen. Compere .said today. this morning that rain in that county centered mostly around the .southern part, with Steeie and Holland getting a "good rain" while more was reported at Kennett. Caruthers- vilje, itself, went without rain, but had previously had slight relief while other sections stayed dry. ! Heavy crop damage from hail and j excessive rain was reported at Mi- ' cola, north of Steele, where some 2,000 acres of cotton and beans was reported to have suffered heavily during the downpour. Lack of rain Is still hurting crops in .north and-! county governments being operated by the girls. • She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lynn Hamby, Elected at Girls' State Nancy Jo Hamby, one nf Blytheville's delegates to the L/::'ion-sponsored Girls' State at Camp Robinson, has been elected prosecuting attorney Two staff officer groups from each side have been meeting at Panmunjom since the historic prisoner of war exchange agreement was signed Monday. One group believed to be drawing a final line to separate ths forces in a truce, met late Friday afternoon after its morning session. The other group, believed writing details of an over-all prisoner ex* change, recessed until 11 &. m. Saturday (9 p. m. Friday EST), There still appeared to be a few- days of work before the lower-level officers would call the top negotiators back to approve it. Three of the four American delegates Were away from the Munsan bass camp—two in Tokyo nnd one visiting a frontline division. As the staff officers worked on, South Koreans marched noisily in Seoul and sat down In Pusan to protest the impending .truce. Four hundred men paraded in front of Allied correspondents' billets in Seoul, pushing past a single line of metropolitan police to the gates of the compound, where they chanted "Qo northl Go North!" And Seoul school girls paraded in several demonstrations, chanting "Give us unification" and "March north!" About 400 girls visited the correspondents' billets where they sang:, shouted slogans and broke from Mirhc.v Littlrjohn, Laun :icbam and Deborah McWIHianu northeast Pemiscot, along with a .strip in the western end of the county, Mr. Jamcs said. Osceola's Oldest Native Son Buried OSCEOLA — Services for John W. Edrlngton, 83, oldest native son, were conducted this morning .at First Methodist Church here by the Rev. Paul Galloway of Tulsa, Okla., former pastor of the First Methodist Church here. Burial was in Violet Cemetery. Mr. Edrlngton's grandfather, John Price Edrington, and his father, Henry Clay Edrington, settled along the Mississippi River in 1830. The Edrington family originally lived in Bard.stown, Ky., a town named for an uncle of John Ed- ring too. The family moved to Virginia prior to coming to Arkansas. Mr. Edrington's father and grandfather bartered with the Indians who were occupying the site of what is now Osceoia. The first levee In the county was constructed by slaves brought here from New Orleans by John Price Erlringlon. • The family residence on Broadway In the original part of Osce- oia was built In I860 and was the birthplace of John Edrington, It has been occupied by the family ever since its construction. Thi late a. S. Lc« Wllioo, founder of Wilson, loaned Mr. Edrington the money to buy a -.lock of goods at Pecan Point. Mr Edrington brought the goods by boat to Osceoia and launched a long career In the mercantile business. Osceola's first cotton gin was erected on the old Luxora road by Henry Clay Edrington and the town's first postmaster was . Mr. Edrington's uncle, William Bard. Mr. Edrington is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mable FL-mlcan Edrington; a son, William Bard Edvinfr- ton of Osceoia; a daughter, Mrs. Knrl Futch nl Ocala, Fla. , and lour grindchildicii. Laura Meacham Wins 'Miss Manila' Crown MANILA — Laura Meacham, 18-yeor.old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Meacham, was crowned "Miss Manila" last night at the annuai beauty pageant sponsored by the Lions Club here and will represent this city in the "Miss Arkansas" competition in Forrest City June 24-26. In.the Junior events, Mickey Lit- Picnic/ and illustrated it tlejohn, three-year-old son into loud crying on signal their leaders. The marching girls passed out leaflets to Allied soldiers which read: We are dead against any truca without unification. Give us unification or death. Do not hand us over to the Communists. Set ar |Communist prisoners of war free." In Pusan, shots were fired in the ir in front of a U. S. Army En- (rmeers unit near the British legation compound, but no one was injured and their, origin was not known, the U. S. Army Provost Marshal's office said. In front of the American Emi .y In Pusan, a sitdown and hunger strike by about 30 crippled and wounded South Korean veterans continued Friday. The veterans—including amputees in wheelchairs—began the isted it would continue until demonstration Thursday night and they receive answers to messages iven embassy officials for delivery to President Eisenhower. Contents of the messages were not made public. President Rhee returned to Seoul after a trip to a southern airfield where he presented .the 1 t Marine Air Wing with a second South Korean presidential unit ci- .ation. He spoke briefly, praising the Marine filers for "fighting side by iide with us in defense against a common enemy," but made no nciltion of the truce situation. While there, he met with the chairman - designate of the U. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Arthur Radford U. S. Ambassador to Korea Ellis O. Briggs former U. S. Ambassador to Russia William Bullitt Vice Adm. Robert Briscoe, commander of Par East naval forces, and Vice Adm. J. J. Clark, U. S. Seventh Fleet commander. of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Llttlejohn, wiu, selected as "Little Mr. Manila" and Deborah Ann McWIlllams,, five, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morri: Me Williams, uas named "Litle Miss Month." Runnermi in the "Miss Manila" contest wa> Bncky Johnson, daughter of Mr. iiiui Mrs. Rice A. Johnson. Winner of third place was Betty Humptnn. daughter of Mr. and Mr- M. Hampton. Miss Me,i.-h:iMi, a blue - eyed blonde, is livi- led, five and one- half inches lull with top-to-bottorn measurement:-, of 35-24-35. A 1952 graduate ol Manila High School, she was runner-up in last' year's beauty pai'eant here. In the talent phase of the contest, she sniii! "Georgia on My Mind" and "An Old-Fashioncd Walk." Miss .John.'on loltl a musical tlory ol "Tlirc* Bears on » sketch pad and easel. Miss Hampton sang "Because of You" and "The Hot Canary." Other contestants were Deeze Whitney, Rebecca Johnston, Joan Flecman and RiL* Harris. Twenty children competed in the junior divisions. Proceeds of the event are to be used to set up a health unit here. Miss Meacham, who also won a 50 savings bond, was crowned by Miss Dixie Fay Killian of Blytheville, \vho -was last year's "Miss Manila." Alex Curtis. Lions club president, gave the welcome address. T. P. (Doc) Dean of Blytheville was master of ceremonies. Bill Horner was chairman nt the pageant committee. Mrs. R. J. Me- Klnnon and Mrs. Guy Rubensteln were In charge of the "Miss Manila" entries and Mrs. Max Isaacs directed UM Junior events. Weather ARKANSAS — Generally, fair this afternoon and tonight, except for widely scattered afternoon and evening thuridershowers. Not much, change in temperatures. MISSOURI — Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday with scattered afternoon or night time thundershowers; locally severe thunderstorms possibly in east and central this evening; little change in temperature; low tonight around 70 northeast, 70s elsewhere; high Saturday 90s east around 100 west. Minimum this morning—GB. Maximum yesterday—101, SunrlsQ tomorrow—4:48. Sunset today—7;13. Mean tcmporiitnrc (midway between high and low)—81.5. Normal nnd moftn for June—77.5, Preclp. last 24 hours (7 a.m. n.m.) — .33. Preclp. Jan. I to date—30,42, This Date I,i»t Year Minimum this mornlnK—76, Maximum yostertiay—100, Preclp. Jan. 1 to d*tfr- MM, to r

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