BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUBI VOL. XLIX—NO. 72 Blytheville Courier Bl.vthevlile D.iily Ncwi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 1953 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Rhee Asks U.S. Defense Pact; May Okay Truce By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN | SEOUL (AP) — President Syngman Rhee has called on the U. S. to sign an immediate mutual defense pact with South Korea to halt better anti-armistice demonstrations that erupted into sporadic violence today. Even as the fiery old patriot asked his people to soften the f u r y of their demonstrations, another top government official told the Allies they could pull out of the war if they wish. * .—. . . •JUNIOR MISS' WINNERS — "Miss Junior Blytheville," Candy Baker, is shown above (center) witA second and third place winners, Cynthia Dillahunty (right) and SaAa Lyn Wahl. WINNER AND RUNNERS-UP — Doris Bean, second place winner, and right, Rosemary Monaghan, "Miss Blytheville of 1953," is shown, center, after re. who took third in the annual event. Below left: Miss ceiving her crown and bouquet of roses from Mayor Bean appears in the bathing suit review. (Courier Dan Blodgett last night. At left is Ann Hindman, News Photos.) Don's Bean Wins '53 Beauty 7/f/e Doris Bean, 18-year-old blue-eyed,'brown-haired daughter of Mrs. Fred Bean, today reigns as "Miss Blytheville of 1953" following her selection last night at the Junior Chamber of Commerce's annual Miss Blytheville Pageant. Runner-up honors in the Miss Blyllieville contest went to Ann Hindman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hindman, and third place went to Rosemary Monaghan. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Monaghan. Presented as winners of the "JUn- tor Miss Blytheville" anci "Mr. Jaycee President of 1978" contests were Candy Baker, 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Baker, Jr., jot near Luxora, and Jimmy Russell Burton, 3-year-old son of Mr and Mrs. J. V. Burton. Miss Bean, who will enter her sophomore year at Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., in the fall, is a graduate of Blytheville High School, where she was head majorette of the school band her sen. ior year. While planning to pursue a general course in college next year, as she did the past year, Miss Bean expects to eventually major in physical education and hopes "to * become a model." j Winner Is Pianist I The well-tanned Miss Bean is five feat, six inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. Her "vital statistics," from top down, are listed at 34-23-36. Doris, a pianist, will play to demonstrate her accomplishments tal- . entwine in the Miss Arkansas Page- I ant at Forrest City June 24-26. I Talent was not considered in last on beauty, personality and intelligence. Second place in the "Miss Junior Blytheville" contest went to Cynthia Dillahunty, daughter of Mr. of Jonesboro, chairman of the Arkansas program for the "Miss Universe" contest. . J. T. Sudbury served as master of ceremonies for the evening's program, and Mrs. J. N. Smothcrman was in charge of entries. Miss Bean received a S100 cash pri^and bouquet of roses from the sponsbre, and winners in the children's events were presented loving cups by last year's titlists. AND THE MEN — Winner of the "Mr. Jaycee President of 1978" "title was Jimmy &&&1 Barton, center.* 1 AA. Hft v? ~-U££Ur.y)fi«.-•$'&£%• Danny Gene BaJdridge, and at right, second place winner Billy Crim, •'- Adult Swim Classes Set Registration Slated For Tuesday at Pool Red Cross swimming classes for, adults are slated to get under way' at Walker Park pool Tuesday night, Mrs. Hugh Whitsitt, water safety chairman, announced today. Registration for the classes will be conducted from 5-.30 to 6 p.m. ] and Mrs. George W. Dillahunty, Tuesday, with the first class to begin j with Sandra Lyn Wahl, daughter at 6 p.m. Classes are for both men ! of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wahl, winning and women, Mrs. Whitsitt pointed j third. out and will be held each Tuesday j Billy Crim, eon of Mr. and Mrs. and Thursday night at 6 p.m. Worth D. Holder will be Instructor lor the adult classes, assisted by Oneal Dedman, also qualified as an instructor. Mrs. Whitsitt said. Helping with the classes will be Barbara Carter and Rudy Vrska. Registration for chidren's classes w^ conducted yesterday afternoon. The children's classes will meet each weekday morning at 9:30, with Mrs. Hugh Whitsitt, Mrs. C. R. Perm. Mrs. A. B. Smith, Mrs. Robert McHaney and John McDowell as instructors. Meanwhile, senior lifesaving classes for young people are meeting each weekday morning at 9, Mrs. Whitsitt said. The adult classes will continue through August, while the children's classes will end in July, she said. John Crim, took runner-up honors in the boy's event, while Danny Gene Baldridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Baldridge, placed third. Mayor Dan Blodgett made the presentation of the crown to the new "Miss Blytheville," while Jaycee President Billy Boone and Beauty Pageant Chairman J. L. West- tarook. Jr., made presentations to the runners-up. Judges for the event were Chaun cey Barber, Mrs. Lutie Young and A. E. Fredrecks, all Memphians connected with the Cotton Carnival; B.eth Marsh, WMCT commentator of Memphis, and Julian James Communists Dismiss Top Red in Ukraine By THOMAS P, WHITNEY MOSCOW (AP) —The Soviet press disclosed today that the top man in the Ukranian Communist party has heen dismissed from his post. He is Leonid Melnikov, first secretary of the Ukranian organization since 1949 and an alternate member of the Soviet Communist party's Presidium. Melnikov's ouster was announced in a communique on a meeting of the Ukrainian party's Central Committee in Kiev. It said the committee had named A. I- KJri- chenko, formerly second secretary, to succeed Melnikov. The communique said the ousted chief was charged with failing, to provide leadership, with mistakes in selection of personnel and errors in carrying out the party's policy toward non-Russian nationalities. It said big mistakes in the republic's collective farm policy had been discovered. But the root of Reds Give Up Border Authority VIENNA, Austria (/P)—Soviet occupation authorities have turned over control measures along the Austrian-German border to Austrian authorities, It was reported here today. The measure affects six frontier check points In the Soviet-occupied Austrian Muehlviertel district, which borders on the German province of Bavaria. While the Soviets still maintain Border guards on these check points, Austrian authorities are now empowered to issue and control passports and other border travel docu- Sanitarian Gets Master's Degree Sat i W. Dickey, county sanitarian on leave of absence, today received a master's degree in public health at commencement exercises at the University .of Michigan In Ann Arbor. Mr. Dickey, who was sanitarian here for about a year before going on educational leave, has been study.ng at the University of Michigan for the past year. menh in this area. The measure became. June in, IK-O days after iVr lilted controls on Soviet zone border! within Auftrl*. Reds Will Celebrate SEOUL (/D— Communist forces on the Eastern Front put up a sign today which read: "Going to have big celeb -atlon on June 15. Too far from home so we celebrate here." Eighth Army headquarters reported a front-line Comir)unist loudspeaker broadcast told Allied troops there wovilii be peace soon, effective j Several weeks ago, a Communist Russians i rti ontline broadcast said an armistice would be signed June 20, without • r«Jon (or tb* d*t*. Y Program Fir Girls Set Summer Activities Schedule Filled Summertime activities for girls sponsored by the Blytheville Y will get under way Monday and will continue through July 24, it was announced today by Miss Margaret Wright, Y girls' secretary. The summer program includes events on every day Monday ment, Snead was out on the back through Friday. j nine after firing a two-under-par Two hobby groups will meet on ] 35 on the front side. Mondays, one at 9:30 a.m. at Division Street Park and the other at 3 p.m. at the Y. This will include sewing and miscellaneous Snead Catching Up on Kogan OAKMONT, Pa. 1*1—Ben Hogan shot a third round of 73—one over par for the tortuous Oakmont Country Club course — today and saw the National Open Golf championship slipping from his grasp as challenging Sam Snead fired .a succession of pars and birdies behind him. Melnikov's trouble appeared to be the nationalities question. . He was accused of a policy of Hussification, particularly in the Western districts of the Ukraine, and with suppressing the Ukrainian language in higher schools in these districts. Under his lender- s.hip, it was charged, persons from other regions of the republic were appointed to leading posts in the Western areas. Soviet newspaper editorials have been stressing the friendship of the various nationalities of the Soviet Union. The trend appears to be in the direction of exposing and dismissing any persons guilty of carrying out policies which might undermine this friendship. Melnikov has been head of the Ukrainian party organization since his former chief, NikHr, S. Khrushchev, was transferred to When Hogan finished his rounds j MOSCOW. Khrushchev Is now first of 38-35-73, his worst since the secretary of the Soviet Communist qualifying rounds of the tourna- nd an occasional picnic, Miss Wright said. Tuesdays, a cooking class will be held from 9:30 a.m. till noon for girls over 10. On Wednesdays, a swimming party and all-day picnic will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with each girl bringing 25 cents for swmming and her own food. Dramatization and story-hour j will be held at the Y from 9 a.m. till noon each Thursday. This will include playlets, stories and practice story-telling by the girls. On Fridays, girls will meet at Walker Park al 8:30 a.m. to prepare breakfast before playing games or going on short nature hikes. Mafemaf Desperation NEW YORK VP>—Police are loosing' for Louie's mother, who left him on a Brooklyn street with a note pinned to his faded blue shirt, The note said: "Please take care of my son, ns I was put out of my house- I don't want to walk the streets with my son. I have no money. Please make. him Mt, Th*ak you v«ry much." hour and out oU Osceola Man Hurt When Hit By Tire Rim OSCEOLA — Ernest Boothe, the first Korean veteran to return to Osceola, was Injured here this morning when the rim blew off a truck tire he was filling with air. He was examined by Dr. L. D. Mns-ey, Osceola physician, who said hf suffered a broken jaw. loss of some teeth and apparently had a chest injury. Mr. Boothe was taken to a Memphis hospital by a Swift Funeral Home ambulance. He was accompanied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Boothe. Mr. Boothe and his father operate the new Gulf service station .here, where the accident occurred. Two Feet of Hail BATH, N. Y..WV-Hall about two test deep covered this Southwestern New York area early this mid-June day. The hall storm, accompanied by lightning that damaged two churches and several other buildings, blockel one highway (or nearly an party. ' ' Shift In Policy? |The ouster of Melnixov—the high- ranking' official purged from the party organization since Georgl Malenkov succeeded Stalin as Premier—may indicate a shift In Moscow's policy toward non-Rus- silin minority peoples in the Soviet Ulilon. ' (AS a protege of Khrushchev, boss of the party organization throughout Russia, he had been considered .close to the Kremlin. .', There have been many reports of unrest In the Ukraine, the site of a strong separatist movement since the 19th century. Many Ukrainians collaborated with the Germans during World War II. • Melnikov, himself, has made scorching attacks on Ukrainian writers, artists, and intellectuals for emphasizing Ukrainian nationalism in their works. Berry man Returns From Police School Sheriff William Berryman arrived back in Blytheville this morning from Washington, D. C., where he attended the FBI's National Police Academy during the past week. , Invited, by the FBI to attend the one-week retraining program. Sheriff Berryman, who graduated from the academy In 1941 Inok a special- ] Iwii eounw in Invcitlgativo methods' And staff officers put the finishing touches on a truce agreement which could end nearly three years of fighting within a few days. Two members of the U. N. command truce team flew back to the advance base at Munsan today but there was no official suggestion that a full-dress session might be called immediately. Rhee, in written replies to newsman's questions, said "I need something concrete to show the people that our security has been guaranteed and ( defense pact) will help." U. S. President Eisennower offered Rhee a joint defense pact after the impending armistice is signed. The seething demonstrations gained added fury in their fifth straight day. U, S. soldiers fired over the heads of school boys who stoned Army wrecker, fist and rock fights erupted, youngsters stormed barbed wire barricades. And milling crowds continued to shout—"Unification or death , . . Drive north . . . Drive north . . ." Rhee again asserted his violent opposition to the armistice—which may come in a few days—In answer to questions from Rolf Lamborn, correspondent for the Stockholm Tidningen. Calling the truce a "flagrant sell-out" of his nation, Rhee said the United Nalons 'now s "gong wash ts hands of the Korean entanglement." Although not sayng so outright, .lie 78-year-old president intimated -HI immediate defense pact would go a long way In winning him over. 'If the U. S. government Is •eady to conclude a mutual secur- iy pact," Rhee wrote, "it will be L great encouragement to our jepple so long as.it.is.Aot condi- ioned as it is, by so perilous'an - ffjtf ifii^same time, the. ROK defense ministry—some of whose officers have called for South Korea to continue the fighting—canceled all military leaves "in view of the grave emergency." All service personnel were restricted to their bases. In Seoul, barbed wire barricades were thrown up in front of Allied correspondents billets where 1,000 disabled war veterans staged a sit- down strike. Meanwhile, at Panmunjom, two tea ins of Allied and Communist stuff officers whittled nt remaining details blocking an armistice. Observers indicated full truce j delegations would assemble Sunday or Monday and a truce would follow shortly, barring unexpected developments. Top-level negotiators are in recess awaiting a call to assemble when the staff officers finish. Staff officers reportedly charting a cease fire line met Saturday morning and twice during the afternoon. The other group worked for two hours and three minutes, reportedly on detailed arrangements for exchanging prisoners. Both groups meet again at 11 a. m. Sunday (7 p. in. Saturday EST). Acting Prime Minister Pyun Yung Tai, the most violently outspoken South Korean leader in the anti-truce campaign, declared a statement: "Foreign forces can ... if they so wish, agree to any armistice and disengage themselves from Korna. "We Koreans cannot disengage ourselves from Korea." South Korea, Pyun said, "cannot and does not accept" the Impending truce. Pyun said of Allied forces: "We will let them go without any grudge against them, rather v/Ith thanks for what they have done so far to help us ... If we let them have an armistice we ourselves cannot accept, it is only fair that they should not force it upon us. "If we part at all, let us part friends." Pyun warned South Koreans against violence. He cautioned "that slips either in action or in speech might lend to serious consequences in this time of crisis .nd tension." The 78-year-old Rhee told disabled Korean War veterans demonstrating through South Korea: "We are opposing an armistice to uphold the principles of national self-determination." He called on the "wounded war veterans committee for combating an armistice" to return to their homes, And, in a conciliatory tone, he added: "We arc not in any way resenting or complaining about the government or troops of our allied nations. Therefore, all of us should realize this fact so that we might. not cause misunderstandings nor | antagonism between us and our i allies ... we should exert utmost! •M TRUCK M Pftff* * ' Abducted Politician Believed Murdered CHICAGO (AP) — Hope that a kidnaped state legislator would be found alive appeared fading today, more than 30 hours after he was abducted near his home Thursday night. Fears that stale Rep. Clem*— . , Graver had met violent death at the hands of his abductors were expressed by police, including Commissioner Timothy O'Connor who , was , in personal charge of the kidnaping case, "I feel certain we'll never find Graver alive/' O'Connor said. Police said they had no tangible clues in their search for the 53- pear - old West Side Republican leader. Graver, who had been in )olitlcs all his life and has been a state representative since 1950, was seized by two men as he larked his car in his garage near his home about 10 o'clock Thursday night. His struggle with his abductors was witnessed by his wife, Amelia, 51, and four other persons. Huge Hunt State and county police joined ivith the city's top-ranking officers n the investigation. Gov. William G. Stratum ordered Joseph Bibb, director of the Illinois Department of Public Safely, to use nil the •esources of the stale's investiga- ive and police machinery in the iunt for Graver and his abductors. Police said an anonymous tele- Jhone message was received at •raver's home last night, from a man .who said "Clem is O. K." and hung up. Police said they were nclined to believe that the caller was a crank, in view of no further vord from the missing legislator. However, detectives at the home :aid members of the family be- ived the message was bona fide. Commissioner O'Connor sent a detective to Springfield, 111, to luestion legislators and investigate •ecent activities of Graver in the capital. The Legislature is in session and Graver had icturned from he capital a few hours before he was kidnaped. Police checked reports that Graver's voting record showed that he lad voted consistently for the so- called Chicago crime syndicate un- il last April when he switched to upport,legislation opposed by the loodlum interests. Graver is Republican committeeman from the 21st Ward, one of he eight wards making up the so- called West Side Bloc reportedly dominated by mob interests. Police declined to advance a definite motive for Graver's abduction. But Williah Touhy. deputy chief of detectives, said the "motive seems to have been some sort of grudge, either political or personal—and murder." 5,000 Chinese In Big Attack 3,400 Reds Killed, Wounded in Three Night Assaults that augers possible AMA Raps New VA Proposal WASHINGTON C/P) — The American Medical Association (AMA) has expressed opposition to legislation it says would open the door to abuse of the Veterans Administration's hospital care program. In a statement sent yesterday to all House members, the AMA Washington office said it questions a provision in the VA appropriations bill which has to do with ailments not connected with military service. The statement said the provision would require a check of a veteran's ability to pay for hospRall- zation after which the VA would try to collect whatever part of the hospital bill the veteran was deemed able to pay. While not opposing a financial investigation, the AMA said the provision in effect "would encourage millions more veterans to apply for VA hospitallzation RS a matter of right." Commies See Baseball NEW YORK M 1 )—Yugoslav offl- baseball today when they go to Ebbets Pied for the Brooklyn Dodger- Chicago Cubs game. . The Yugoslav Information Center said yesterday that Ambassador Leo Mates, the Yugoslav consulate and United Nations officials will attend the contest. Yugoslav news, and rtidlo men also will b* present and make tape-recorded comments for broadcasting over a Belgrade station. Until now, nn information spokesman Raid, Ml his countrymen know about baseball comes from (he Russia n§—who claim they invented the, By SAM SUMMERLIN SEOUL W— More than 5,000 Chinese Reds slammed Into Allied lines along a 50-mile front to Central Korea today fh .the wake of a thunderous artillery and mortar barrage which may have set a new Korean War record. An American officer on battered Outpost Harry estimated the Chinese have lost 3,400 men killed and Wounded in three savage night assaults on the height. Hundreds more Chinese have fallen in raging battles to the east where today the Reds shoved Allied troops from main line positions in one sector. Associated Press Correspondent Mllo Parneti said Allied tanis, flame throwers and guns cut down hundreds of charging . Reds' Saturday, but the attack carried some •ommunlst troops into Allied Benches. U. S. and South Korean infantrymen met them with knives and bayonets. An Eighth Army officer said a semi-official count indicated 118,000 Red artillery and mortar shells fell on Allied positions during the 12 hours ending at 6 a. m. Saturday. He said the total may be seated down, but it probably will top the previous 24-hour record of 107,650 rounds fired in the vicious Western Front fighting last month. Col. Russell Akers, Washington, D. C., commander of the Third Division's 15th Regiment, said his troops have wiped out more than a Chinese regiment in three nights of fighting. Akers explained that capture of Outpost Harry would let the Reds "overlook the Third Division main line." "We have fought them much of the time hand-to-hand — waves of Chinese have been killed by our boys with bayonets, grenades and carbines at close range," Akers said. The Eighth Army officer said 62,000 rounds of artillery and mortar fire fell on South Koreans defending Capitol Hill, eight miles southeast of Kumsong. He said the strategic height probably is In Red hands. The Reds penetrated the main Allied line at four points in the Capitol Hill sector several days ago. Jersey Racketeer Flown Away WASHINGTON (/P)—Michael Spl- nella. New Jersey racketeer, has been whisked out of the country by air less than 24 hours after he was picked up on a deportation warrant. Weather ARKANSAS—Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Sunday except for widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers In extreme north. Not much change in. temperature. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy west; generally fair east tonight with scattered thunderstorms and windy scattered showers or thundershow- crs mostly east and central; turn, ing cooler northwest tonight and most of state Sunday; low tonight in 10s; high Sunday 85 to 90 northwest to 100 southeast. Minimum this morning—72. Maximum ycstcMay—9iJ. Sunrise tomorrow—4:-J6. Sunset today—-7:13. Mean temperature (midway between Mtjh and low)—85. Normal and moan for June—77.3, Prcdp. last 24 hours <7 «.m. W T ,i.m.)—none. Preclp. Jnn. 1 to date—30.42. This Date Last Tear Minimum this morning—73. Maximum yesterday—100. Prtotp. Jan. 1 to <Ut+-4l.4l.
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