BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIX—NO. 74 BlythevIIle Courier BlythevUle Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevIIle Herald THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS East Gulf Ship Tie-Up , Is Averted 'Status Quo' Pending Result Of Negotiation NEW YORK (AP) — A tie up of Atlantic and Gulf Coast ships was averted at least temporary today. Joseph Curran, president of the CIO National Maritime Union, agreed to maintain the "status quo" pending outcome of a negotiating session called by federal mediators Jor 3 p.m. The union's contract with shipping operators expired last midnight, and Curran had indicated the union's traditional policy of "no contract, no work" would go into effect. In agreeing to meet employer's and mediators at this afternoon's session, Curran said, however, that "we are not permitting any new . signing on for new voyages." Waterfront activity meanwhile appeared normal. The union is seeking a wage increase. The liner United States, one of the vessels .that, would be affected by a no work policy, arrived from Europe and docked without Incident at 7:15 a.m. She is due to sail at 4 p.m. for a drydock inspection at Newport News Va. No "Strike" Curran Insisted that any work stoppage would not constitute a strike, but would be- a matter of "no contract, no work." Negotiations here on contracts covering coastwise tankers were held separately and continued past the midnight expiration time, but these talks also broke down when Curran, at about 3 a. m., walked out of the meeting and said the tanker representatives were treating the sessions "as a joke." A company spokesman later said he expects talks to resume about 4 p. m. I Union spokesmen said separate | contract talks for ocean and Great Lakes colliers have been going on in Boston and Chicago. What effect a tieup would have was not immediately clear. Mnri- Atrorney General Rules School Board Can Pay Part of Paving Costs The state attorney general's office in Little Rock today ruled that the Blytheville School District may participate with the city in a split-cost plant to finance paving of streets around the new Senior High School. The opinion went to Max B. Reid.f ___^__ president of the Blytheville School Board. The ruling stated that a school district may assist in paying for needed streets and sidewalks even when they do not immediately adjoin the school property. Mr. Reid has asked it the school district could assist in paving a street to. connect with a pavec street a block away. He was referring to plans for paving Park anc Fulton Streets. These are block-long streets which link Eighth Street to Highway 61. Plans for paving around the new school building calls for surfacing of Park, Pulton, the stretch ol Eighth Street between them, and 10th Street — the school's western boundary. Paving on 10th would extend from Holly north to the Frisco railroad tracks. Total cost of the paving and side- vaLks has been estimated at about 30,000. Paving of these gravel streets has been an issue facing the city ince the hew school was put into use last fall. With some disagreement as to the portion of the cost the school dis- rict should bear, the matter is still icing discussed by the school board and the city. Owners of property along the itreets included in the proposed )aving program also would share in the cost. The procedure planned is the customary one of the property owners paying for the materials and the city providing the labor and equipment. Inside Today's Courier News Sartain Death Details Given Osceola Pilot's Plane Crashed on Take-Off Mr. and Mrs. Elliot B. Sartain of Osceola have received a message from the commanding officer of an Air Force wing in Korea with time "work "stoppages normally" de-1 which their son. Second-Lt. Elliott rt . ° _ i r> / T.,,,1-1 cjn..i. n : n T- ,,.„* volop slowly, with NMU seamen walking- off their ships as they reach port. Over 800. Ships Involved An NMU spokesman said the disputes involved 31 passenger ships, 420 freighters, 239 ocean - going tankers, 26 colliers, 10 to 15 Great Lakes tankers and some river craft operating out of St. Louis and Pittsburgh The union said, defense shipments would not be affected. The passenger-dry cargo talks brought NMU delegates together with negotiators for 39 steamship lines. They set a pattern for about 30 more lines. In the other talks NMU officials ire meeting with representatives of about 25 tanker and collier firms. In both negotiations, the main points in dispute include NMU demands for higher base wages and overtime pay rates and for a boost in the number of crewmen ' with ratings hired through NMD hiring halls. The length of the new contract is also in question. Andre Marie Agrees To Form New Cabinet PARIS (ff) — Former Premier Andre Marie agreed today after five days of negotiations to attempt to form a new cabinet, Prance's 19th since the liberation. Marie is the seventh man asked to take up the task of organizing a new government since Premier Rene Mayer resigned May 21. j B. (Jack) Sartain, Jr., was serving at the time of his death in an accident at an unidentified airfield June 3. A letter irom Col. Russell A. Berg, commander of the unit, to Lt. Sartain's parents stated that "Elliott was the pilot of an RP-86 (a re- connaieance jet plane) and was assigned to an important mission June 3. "Your son was observed by the mobile control officer to be making a routine take-off from the field, .but due to some unknown difficulty. Elliott was unable to gain altitude, therefore crashing into some heavy equipment working off the end of the runway. "Rescue facilities were right at hand and your son's body was recovered within minutes r rom the time of the crash. It is beyond any doubt that death came instantly as a result of the crash." In the letter, Colonel Berg stated See SARTAIN on Page 16 . . . Browns brave Yankee Stadium butcher shop ... Shrin- ers clip Jaycees 9-8 ... Sports . . . Pafire 6. . . . McCarran sneers at Ike's talk . . . Page 3. Society News . . . Page 4. Reds Take Finger Ridge, Roll South; 'Fateful' Truce Session Due Tonight Meeting Could Pave Way to End of War By ROBERT B! TUCKMAK MUNSAN (AP) — Top level truce negotiators meet in Panmunjom in a few hours for a fateful session which could pave the way to a quick end of nearly .three years of fighting in Korea. Democrats Confident Of Farm Issue for '54 WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats appeared confident today they had a potent farm belt issue for their 1954 battle to recapture Congress in a Senate vote against hiking soil conservation payments to farmers. The vote' came yesterday Higher Return Urged for Bell PSC's Own Witness Says Investment Should Bring 6.3% LITTLE ROCK Wl — The Arkansas Public Service Commission's own witness told that agency yes- ;erday he thought Southwestern Bell Telephone Company should be entitled to earn 6.3 per cent on ts intrastnte investment. And S. Lloyd Nemeyer, Chicago accountant, said he thought a rate increase of around 3 million dollars a year would enable Bell to receive such a return. Bell already is collecting an increase of 2.35 million dollars a-ear under a bond which guarantees that refunds will be made to subscribers tt ordered. Under Nemeyer's recommenda- .ion that increase would be made permanent and another of $650,000 j would be added on. Nemeyer is a member of the Irm of Arthur Andersen & Co., which the Commission hired to make an independent investigation of Southwestern Bell's rate increase needs. Wants Return Hiked Besides asking that the bonded increase be made permanent, Bel! is seeking a Commission order fixing an unspecified "fair" rate of return for future operations. Bell says that the traditional 6 per cent return on investment isn't enough, due to present inflationary conditions. Some Bell witnesses suggested 7'/ 2 per cent as a proper return; others 8 per cent. A Bell lawyer said he thought that moneywise there should be an increase of at least 1.5 million dollars above the bonded boost. That would make the total increase See PHONE on Page 16 before the Senate passed and sent to con- f«rence witr House a $1,200,000.000 bill carrying funds for past and future farm aid programs. Sen. Russell (D-Ga) led a fight to boost to 225 million dollars the authorization for payments in 195* to farmers who follow approved soil conservation practices. The House had voted 195 millions. Russell's amendment went down on a 38-38 tie vote with the party lineup reading: 32 Democrats and 6 Republicans for, 32 Republicans and 6 Democrats aganist. An amendment to a .pending bill requires a positive majority; a tie defeats it. Vice President Nixon could have broken the tie in favor of the amendment, but elected not to do so. Russell, noting that prices of \vh£at and other commodities broke sharply yesterday,, commented, "It looks like the farmers are going to get a lot of bad news in one day." He predicted they would be heard from at the polls in 1854. Sen. Cooper (R-Ky), one of the ;ix Republicans who voted for the Russell amendment, said he feared his GOP colleagues "have made a mistake." Cooper said he believed the cut in authorization would knock out of the conservation program" one-third of the farms which nave been participating. ' A + The meeting was set for 11 a.m. tomorrow (8 p.m. tonight, CST). It Was requested by the N. N. command even as fresh Chinese regiments hammered weakened Allied lines no the East Central Front. Approval of an armistice agreement by the negotiators would precede the official signing by top military commanders of both sides. Staff officers who have been putting the finishing touches on an armistice since June 10 will meet after the top brass' session, the U N. command said, indicating the\ are not through with theri work On group of officers has been reported drafting a detailed plan for exchanging prisoner sof war. Another group, armed with maps, has been drawing a line of contact which has changed almost continually along a 40-mile sector where U. S. and South Korean troops battled perhaps 40,000 Reds. Staff officers drawing the demarcation line worked long after dark, indicating to some observers that they hoed to complete the line before the full-dress meeting Wednesday. Tn Be Secret The TJ.N. command said Wednesday's session will be secret, as all meetings have been since May 25. Seven thousand women paraded through Seoul under banners reading "Women—tighten your skirt belts and spring up! Give us death if not unification!" But there was no resumption of the angry anti- ;ruce demonstrations which flared through South Korea last week. The women protested the proposed use of Indian troops to juard prisoners who refuse repatriation. Some carried banners reading:: "We will forcibly .oppose Vide Wins $500 In Sale Price Suit T. Newton Vick yesterday won a judgment for 500 in Circuit Couit here in a case involving a charge of abatement of sale price against Barney Cockrell. This morning a jury began hearing of the case of Clyde Dooley vs. Elijah Swain, seeking payment for personal injuries resulting from an accident in the Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Company garage here. . of Indian troops.", Sout>; ;. officials have ealkd Iridiiv' iro-Communist. If the Communist offensive con- -inues right up to the signin go. SEIZES POWER — About to be fired, Columbia's Army Chief, Lt. Gen. Gustavo Tojas Pinilla (above) made himself president Saturday in a lightning bloodless coup. Ousted President Laureano Gomez was placed under arrest in his home. (AP Wirephoto) Pioneer Resident Re-United Mother, Son to Be on TV Mrs. R. J. Pearce of Gosnell, and her son, Jack Reese, who were reunited recently after a 39 year separation, will appear on the "Welcome Traveler" television show from Chicago Thursday. The mother and son, who were .separated when he was only one- year-old, were to leave today for the television program which will be aired over WMCT in Memphis at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Pearce, who now lives at Gosnell with her husband, a retired newspaper pressman, was located by her son through Memphis relatives of Mr. Pearce after his search had proved fruitless for 15 years. She had not seen her son since her first husband, the late Frank Reece, took him Tax Prosecutor Quits on Request Services Tomorrow For Charles Maddux; Lived Here 50 Years Services for Charles R. Maddux, 6, pioneer Blytheville alderman and permanent honorary member of the First Christian Church Board; will be conductfd- tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Mm Christian Chu«Ji. ,-t .-^Hf >'.,_, ;. Mr. Mfifiiinx, whfc'dift of a Heart attack yesterday in Adler "Clinic in Memphis, had lived In-Blytheville for more than 50 years. Most of his ruce, officers drawing the line of j life he was engaged In the hard- contact would work rissh tup to the wora and harness business here, and ast minute. i lat j oeen a m?m b e r O f the First Top-level U. N. truce negotia- I Christian Church since making his tors—minus the South Korean dele- residence in Blytheville. His birth- See TKUCE on Pajre 16 Weather ARKANSAS _ Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with widely scattered thundershowers north portion; no Important temperature changes. MISSOURI—Generally fair north and partly cloudy south tonight and Wednesday with scattered thundershowers northwest tonight and north Wednesday; cooler tonight place was McMlnvlIle, Term. The Rev. J. w. Rainwater will conduct services for Mr. Maddux. Palijcarers will be George Cross, J. P. Garrott, Homer Wilson, o, R. Redford, James Terry and J C Ellis, Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Flaming Front's West Anchor Overwhelmed SEOUL, Wednesday (AP) — The big Chinese offeuaive overwhelmed Finger Ridge, western anchor of the flaming 50-mile front in Eastern Korea, yesterday and rolled on south The weight of the drive, which * * if. had hurled back the South Koreans east of the Pukhan River, was shifted suddenly westward. Nearly 6.000 Chinese Reds hit Finger Kidge, scene of bitter fighting last fall. The ridge was lost by noon. Then the Chinese surged on south toward the Kyoam mountain complex. The Communist onslaught was pressed against the ridge line despite a furious rain of bombs and flaming napalm from about BOO planes. The Chinese, apparently bent on gaining vital heights before an armistice, drove into the teeth of Allied artillery and small arms fire. They appeared heedless of losses. The South Koreans to the east along the Pukhan River had only just dug Into new positions after being thrown back two miles by the 30,OI)0-man Chinese offensive. Lose Seven Positions On their east flank, about 750 Chinese Reds drove South Koreans from seven positions near Chtrist- mas Hill. Thus, with both their west and iastern flanks menaced, the new South Korean positions along the Pukhan may be untenable. However, the Reds on the west 'rom their new-won Finger Ridge positions faced formidable posi- ,ions on Kyoam Mountain, which s the main anchor on the western edge of the fighting front. Kyoam is a complex mountain ust to the southwest of ringer Ridge. Its loss would Imperil the valley behind and miles of Allied "erritory. AP Correspondent Milo Parneti reported that. South Korean troops noW[ hold about two-thrids of Ky- oum Mountain. Syngman Rhee, 18-yenr-old Pres- dent of South Korea, made a fly- ng two-hour visit to the blazing last-Central Front to confer With lis embattled Army commanders. le was accompanied by Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, u. S. Eighth " rmy commander. Weary ROK soldiers who bore he brunt of the mightiest Red of- ensive in two years dug into new ositions on the Pukhan River ront, east of Finger Ridge. They were reported holding. ' One American officer said the Chinese apparently were surprised Jackson. M. T. Moon. George Bar-1 at their two-mile gains and unable WASHING TON UP) — Ellis N. Slack, a tax prosecution official in the Justice Department for the j nmltl W _ = _ last five years, was reported today and ln east Wednesday; becoming ! Cal.. and a nephew, J. C. Lowe of to be leaving the department at the ! warmer northwest Wednesday; low Blytheville. Burial will be in West ham, Dr. G. S. Atkinson, J. R. sto- vall, John Stevens. Bill Malony C F. Tucker, C. S. Baggctt, J C StovaU Vr ' aUer Cla '' k anfl W ' H ' Commu "'s's P'-°bed Allied "lines' Survivors include his wife, Mrs. C. R. Maddux, also at Adlsr Clinic in Memphis, a daughter, Mrs. Howard Coldren of Long Beach, request of Attorney General Brownell. Brownell's office declined to com ment on the matter. aunt in Sheridan, Ark., following their separation 39 years ago. Taft Pledges Support WASHINGTON ( A P ) — Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) said today he has a pledge of support from Sen. Taft (R-Ohio) for efforts to get early to live with an j Senate action on a proposed con| stitctional amendhient to limit treaty-making powers. tonight mid 60s north to 70s south; high Wednesday 80-85 northeast to the 90s southwest. Minimum this morning—78. Maximum yesterday—98. Sunrise tomorrow—4:46. Sunset today—7:15, Mean temperature (midway between ht;;h and low)—88. Normal and mean tor June—77.5. Preclp. last 24 hours (7 a.m. to 7 in.)—none. Preclp. Jan. 1 to date—20.42. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—72. Maximum yesterday—105. Preclp. Jan. I to date—2fi.'15. Union Cemetery in Lucy, Tenn. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. Postal Hike Delay Seen WASHINGTON Wi—-Lack of time, plus political considerations, may put off until next year congressional action on the forthcoming administration request for a hike in postal rates. The request by Postmaster General Summerfleld is due to be made formally later this veek. to exploit them immediately. 1,000 Beds Killed Assaults by as many as 3,000 es as far east ns Anchor Hill, near the See WAR on Page 16 Dulles Reviews Speculation on Far East Issue Possibility of Seeking Full-Scale Solution To Red Problem Seen By EDWARD E. BOMAR WASHINGTON (ff) — Secretary of State Dulles has revived speculation that the Eisenhower administration may seek a broad Par Eastern settlement with the Communists following a Korean armistice. The administration, Dulles told lis news conference yesterday, has lot definitely confirmed the stand taken last year by United Nations negotiators that the political con- 'erence now scheduled to open 90 days after the prospective truce should confine itself to strictly Korean questions. President Eisenhower, the secretary noted, said in his April 18 address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors that "any armistice in Korea that merely released aggressive armies to attack elsewhere would be a fraud." Dulles told a questioner that conceivably the post-armistice conference might take up the question \t the Communist-led Vietminh insurrection in Indochina. Dulles did say that the prirk-y purpose-cf the U. N. will be to assure the unification of-Korea, as- it has been over the past several years. He said South Korea will take part in the conference on the U. N. side and expressed belief that unification of Korea as well as Germany and Austria will come about, although he did not attempt to predict when. Chairman H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) of a Senate foreign rela- :ons Far Eastern subcommittee said he thinks Congress will stand See DULLES on Page 16 President Names 3 Ambassadors WASHINGTON VP) — President Eisenhower today nominated James S. Kemper to be ambassador to Brazil. M. Robert Guggenheim to be ambassador to Portugal, and L. Corrin Strong to be ambassador to Norway. Kemper, 66, is the former treasurer of the Republican National Committee. He is chairman of the Lumbermen's Mutual Casualty Co., of Chicago. Chest Board Re-Elects Dr. Guard Dr. J. C. Guard was re-elected chairman of the Community Chest Board when that group met this morning to consider preliminary plans for its fall fund-raising campaign. Re-elected treasurer of the board was P. E. Warren. Toler B. Buchanan was named to serve as campaign chairman for the fall drive. He succeeds Alvin Huffman, Jr., chairman of the past year's campaign. A meeting was set for July 14, at which time the group will consider budget requests from different agencies receiving funds from the Community Chest for the 1954 operational year. Another Value Day in Offing- Another Blytheville Value Day is in the offing for shoppers in this area when the Merchant's Division of the Chamber of Commerce presents the next In Its series of bargain days tomorrow In the city's stores. In Picture No. 1, Indies' hats, regular $n values, are displayed prior to being put on sale for only )2 each. BVD specials extend "Irom head lo foot" (second picture) ns women's sandals, regular $4.95 models, are marked down to $2 per pair for tomorrow. Men get Into the act In Picture, No. 3 as short-sleeved sports shirts, »re offered (or 88 cent-i. And to top off bargains for the whole family, Picture No. 4 has a typi- cal family bargain — a $563 18-ft. home freezer that'll go Jor only MS5 sometime during tomorrow's Blytheville Value Day. (Courier News Phoiot) .-tftfev.
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