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Wednesday, June 24, 1953
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX—NO. 81 Blythevllle Courier BlythevljJe Dally Newj Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevUle Herald Allies Demand Troop Removal Rumor Has It Reds To Soften Martial Law By TOM REEDY BERLIN (AP) — The Western Allies demanded anew today that the Russians lift martial law in East Berlin. They also rejected as u n w o r t h y of consideration Communist charges that American officers incited the rioting that spread through Red-ruled East Germany. The new demand .came as East into the East sector to quell the BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 1053 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS German Prime Minister Otto Grotewohl was telling his Communist Party workers that many Germans arrested in the riotin; were being released but that the "genuine guilty" would be punished, severely. The United States. British and French commandants in Berlin put their demand in a letter to Maj. Gen. P. T. Oibrova, Red • army commander of forces rushed New Plan For Youths Studied Cherry Likes Big Brother Methods LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Cherry, in his campaign to revamp the handling of jn- venile delinquents in Arkansas, yesterday said he might recommend a "Big- Brother" plan for helping wayward . youngsters in Arkansas. ? The governor also said the state xvouU not let the'Confederate Home "go for only $2700," and that he didn't think the poorer counties in Arkansas were being-- penalized by the Highway Commission's rights- of-way policy. He covered all of the subjects during a news conference. Cherry learned about the "Big Brother" plan during a trip to Atlanta, Ga., on Monday, where he attended a meeting of the Big Brother Association and juvenile J court authorities. Essentially, the t plan would have a reputable man ; act as sponsor for a boy. The j sponsor would become practically [ a father to the youth. Cherry said that it might be possible to obtain technical assistance from the University of Arkansas in getting up a similar program in Arkansas. Seek Cheaper Plan In the matter of the Confederate Home, Cherry said that the highest bid to raze the structure was • 32,700. He said that the contract had not been let and that some plan to use convict labor and salvage the material for state might be worked out. The governor said he bellved the structure's bricks alone were worth more than the highest bid. The home must be destroyed because of bauxite mining in the area. Some 40 occupants of the home will be housed temporarily j at Camp Robinson until new quarters are built on the grounds of the Blind and Deaf School, The governor, before he made his Georgia trip also examined the Fargo Negro Girls Training School. He praised the school's operation. On Highways The governor said 1 that Floyd Brown, who previously had resigned, effective July 1 had agreed to remain as superintendent of the school until a suitable successor is named. Governor Cherry said he did not think poorer counties were being penalized by the Highway Commission's policy because "rights- of-way costs are cheaper in poorer counties." Cherry said that the fact that some county judges already have obtained donations of much land needed for the rights-of-way shows that others can. r The Commission's policy is to give priority to construction work —mostly secondary — where the rights-of-way is obtained without cost to the state, noting. Dibrova had charged previously that a German arrested as a riot leader had been hired by an American in a uniform that bore two stars. The only two star general in Berlin is Thomas C. Timberman, the U. S. commandant. Placating Move Grotewohl's statement was seen as a placating move to a population simmering with resentment an dstill under martial law eight days after long-smouldering dissatisfaction with Red rule exploded into revolution, Grotewohl spoke to a rally of Socialist Party (Communist) Party workers. He emphasized that the machinery is already in motion for releasing the great numbers of East Germans rounded up after the rioting on June 17 and in the days following. Western circles reported as many as 16,000 workers in Soviet zone jails, another 4,000 in East Berlin prisons. The severe punishment G rote won) talked about was spelled out by 27 summary execu- j tions by Russian army riflemen and evidence that the East German local courts are considering the same judgment in a few ases. The East German regime disclosed also that it had invited its subjects to air thei rgrievanees in Red-sponsored public discussions. To Report Grotewohl said the government, in spite of many attacks on it, had a duty to perform and would not throw in the sponge. But he promised to make account to the Parliament at its next session, as yet uncalled, and "the peoples' representation may then make its decision." The Communist chief said he thought the situation required RECEIVE RED CROSS AWARDS — Receiving Alice Mcwaters, Jimmy Lee Moore, Frances Bright, Bed Cross awards this morning at the Walker Park Lewis Green, Jimmy Edsemon, Don Coleman and pool after completing classes in a Life Saving Course for advanced swimmers were Ann Seay, Pat Partlow, Rhee Talks Favorably After Envoy Arrives By ROBERT B. TTJCKMAN SEOUL (AP) — President Syngman Rhee said today impending conferences with a special emissary from Washington may "open new channels" which would make an armistice "more acceptable to us and perhaps m ore honorable to the U. S. 1 ' The statement—made In an in- from United Nations control if an torvlew with NBC — contrasted , armistice is signed on present terms. 3. The Gail Whitsitt, Kenneth Fisher, Jessie Coalter, Mary Judy McOall. Shown presenting the awards above is Johnny McDowell, class instructor. (Courier News Photo) Crop Control Announcement For Wheat Due This Week By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Within a week Secretary of Agriculture Benson must announce that production controls will be invoked on the 1954 wheat crop, but it appears he will be unable to ttll farmers how the control s will affect them. sharply with Rhee's threat earlier today to fight on alone if a truce nacceptable to him is signed by us allies. The R.OK government, mean- vhile. announced formation of a committee of top cabinet members—with Rhee as chairman—to i take over "defense" of the country I immediately in the event of a cease-fire. Its duties were not explained. Developments As the bloody war ended its third year, these developments heightened the tension in this devastated Asian peninsula: r 1. Assistant U. S. Secretary of State Walter S- Robertson, carrying a secret note to Rhee from Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, landed in.Tokyo and was expected in the South Korean capital Thursday. 2. Rhee served official notice he would yank his 16-division Army # * # more of a solution than mere resignations. "We have the duty to make good the mistakes of the past," he said. The Northwest German radio carried a report that the Russians i were considering lifting of martial law in East Berlin "within the next few days," but would continue it in such hotbeds as Leipzig, ! Halle, Chemnitz, Gera and Rostock. There was no confirmation this report. The reason for this uncertainty s that a number of lawmakers 'rom major wheat states have told Benson they think controls which would be required under existing aw would be too drastic, and that armers would rebel against them. Chairman Hope IR-kas) of the House Agriculture Committee has introduced legislation which would require a less drastic cut in production, and his committee has approved it. The bill has not yet reached the House floor for action, but may do so in a day or two. The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to consider a similar measure tomorrow. Early OK Doubtful However, the chances appear slim that Congress will clear the President to Go All OutinFicthtforEPT of Luxora Street Work Finished Six Blocks Paved; More Due Later LDXORA—The first phase of a street improvement program for the current year was completed here last week, it was announced by Mayor Moses Sliman. Six blocks of asphalt paving, totaling fore than 7,000 square feet, was layed on Maple and Washington streets by the Ben M. Hogan Co. of Little Rock. Mayor Sliman pointed out. that this paving phase cost was split by the city and property owners at an approximate ratio of 65 per cent for the city's share and 35 for the property owners. The mayor stated that five more blocks of paving are scheduled to be completed later, probably this year, on Canal and Jefferson stieets He also said Calhoun Cemetery improvements have been completed, consisting of one block of .itorm sewers and a dirt and rock fill, at a cost of $800 to the city. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower an-; | GOP congressional leaders decided today "to utilize every possible means" in an effort to force action on the blockaded bill to extend the excess profits tax. —+ House Speaker Martin (H-Mass) put it that way after he and other leaders had conferred with Eisenhower on the situation created by the refusal of Chairman Reed (RNY) of the House ways and means committee to call a meeting for that unit to vote on the administration measure. Reed's stand has kept the measure bottled up in committee. OOP leaders say they have the committee votes to send it to the House floor if they could only get ballot in the committee. In reply to a question, Martin said the first step in an effort to force a committee vote will be to try to round up a majority of the 25-member committee to petition for a meeting of the group. Confident The speaker indicated he feels uch a majority can be mustered without difficulty if the Republican members get assistance from the Democrats. He predicted the Democrats will cooperate. If a majority of the ways and means committee petitions for a 0. M. Johnson Homed LITTLE ROCK W) _ Orvel M. Johnson, 43, of North Little Rock, was chosen today as legislative auditor, a position created by the W53 Legislature. The selection was made by the Joint Legislative Post Audit Committee under which Johnson will work. 26 Missco Hen Face Induction Nex^ Call Slated For July 8; 12 Men to Be on List 'This month's Induction call sent 26 men from Mississippi County to the armed forces this morning, according to Miss Rosa Saliba, secretary of Board No. 47. Twenty men reported for today's call with three volunteering, two transferring from other boards, one transferring out and one. reporting who had failed to do so previously. The next call for induction of 12 men is set for July 8. Those leaving today were: Cecil Eugene Blake. Manila; James Charles Love, Robert Louis Holoman. Cleveland Otis Hicks, Robert Earle Wallace, Johnnie Junior White, all of Osceola: Steven Martin Needham, Mel T. Hay Eugene Vernon Pranks. D. L. Bailey, Talmadge Odean Carnell, James Davis Gee, John Burton Taylor. Robert Franklin Doyle. Thomas Blunt Buchanon, all of Blvtheville. Georald Lavoy Adkisson. Hockford, 111.; Willie Bubber Stewart, measure by July 1, the time present law requires Benson to announce controls. The controls will be necessary because wheat supplies have reached the legal surplus level. When supplies get to that point, the department must impose acreage planting allotments and marketing quotas. Under present law. Benson would have to call for a 30 per cent reduction in plantings—that is, from this year's 77 million acres to 65 million acres. Republican leaders from farm states fear farmers would turn against the administration in next year's congressional elections if such a big cut were called for. 66 Million Acres The Hope measure would set the ISM allotment at 66 million acres, ^reduclfoii of about 15 per cent from this year. Department officials said Benson could go ahead and announce controls In the absence of congressional action and wait until July 15 to announce the size of the allo mem. By that time congressional action might be completed. Such a delay, however, probably wo.uld require congressional approval for a 30-day delay in holding a grower referendum on quotas. The law now requires thai, such a referendum on wheat be held by July 26. Quotas must be approved by at least two-thirds of the growers'vot- ing. They control sales, while al- j Jotments are designed to limit ' plantings. Allotments do not require grower approval. Rejection of leader ot an anti-Rhee political party. Dr. Chough Pyong Ok, was severely beaten after speaking out against the Korean President's defiant truce stand. 4. The biggest anlitruce demonstration in South Korea, with more than a million taking part, was expected to be touched off Thursday—third anniversary of the costly war. No Retreat 5. Yoon Chi Yung, vice speaker of the KOK National Assembly and an outspoken Rhee supporter, insisted that his nation's armed forces' "will not retreat even one step back" from the present battle line. In an impassioned letter to Gen. Mark Clark, Rhee declared that under the terms of the present armistice agreement "I do not see . . . how the ROK forces can remain under your command, how- Inside Today's Courier New* ...Stan's singing stick makes pretty music for Cardinals.. .Rotary departs Little League cellar.. .Sports.. .Page G... ... Our tremendous farm battle: flie lines are being drawn. ..Page 5 .. Senator JlcClellan scores victory on Arkansas flood appropriations.. .Page S. ...D. E. Young, new Osceola Legion head ..Osceola news... ...Page 3. ever regrettable to us." The letter, released today by Rhee, was dated Saturday — two days before Clark conferred with the defiant South Korean President in an apparently futile effort to win his approval of a truce. * * * The Topic: Korea— Ike Calls Lawmakers Into Secret Meeting By JOHN M. IHGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower discussed the delicate Korean .situation with congressional leaders today but the law-makers kept mum on just what was said. acting by political negotiations in 90 days. *- BVD Is Extended To 2-Day Event Sen. Knowlnnd (R-Calif) Senate majority leader, told newsmen about the briefing after he and other GOP leaders had conferred with the President at the White House. Knowland snid the President the Korean matter, but the senator added that he w;is not at liberty to go into any detail. The conference took place as the United States and the United Nations Command were attempting to find some wny to get rebellious President Syruiman Rhee of Soulh Korea back into line in support of the proposed truce. Knowland wars asked whether the siluation in Korea was regarded as so nVlieuttt thai, the President, the congressional lea- discuss the matter in Decisive Step The decisive step which the South Korean President has clearly said he will lake, if a truce he doesn't like is signed, is withdrawal of his forces from the U. N. Command. Such n :;tt?p probably would be preliminary to ordering hip troops to go on with the war, even if the U. N, and the Communists agree to an end of the fighting. If the troops remain unaer command of Gen. Mark .Clark, the U. N. commander, and Clark signs n true*: agreement, officials here think that despite Rhee's opposi- 'Mr. and Mrs. BVD' Will Award Prizes In Various Stores Next week's Blytheville Value Day program will be a two-day affair, ,,,.„.,, ... . | to he highlighted by a "Mr. or Mrs lion the South Korean divisions in | BVD" who will vlist participating llu? buttle line can be counted on ; ..i orcs both days July 1 and 2 and to obey Clark's orders to stop | nward $5 prizes to eac to ers not to any detail. "I would not feel at liberty say," Knowland replied. Asked then whether the picture in Korea appeared bright or on the pessimistic side. Knowland •looting; and Dull back from the truce line. Alternatives If Rhee does carry out his threat .ch customer who asks the question. "Are you Mv. BVD?" to the designated person. Bob Bay, chairman of the BVD quotas would cut government price i a S a i n declined to comment, supports from about $2.20 el to about $1.20. bush- Hail Smashes 640 Acres Semo Cotton Chicago, 111.; Joe Franklin Warhurst, Rubin Edward Push, Felix Ray Harrison, all of Wilson; Kenneth Eugene Brown, Michigan City, Ind,; Henry Hemphlil. Jr.. Gobler, Mo.; Dan Gene Tucker, Dell; George Conditt Stanford. Albeit Lee Bunn, both of Lnxora; and Buddy Eugene Fletcher, Bassett. Lyon Asks NameWifhheld meeting of the unit, a session „„„,.„„ ,„. would have to be held within seven ! cut down days. Martin said. The speaker confirmed that Eisenhower made another per: appeal to Reed yesterday his committee vote on the bill. He said the President talked to Reed by telephone. Asked whether Reed showed any sign of agreeing to the President's request, Martin noted that the committee chairman cancelled a session of the committee which had Conference Canceled President Eisenhower canceled his weekly new? conference, which oi'dinnrily would have been held today. It was understood that he did so because of the delicate truce situation- Other officials have declined to give out any substantial information on Korean problems or prospects. That a showdown with Rhee Is j to break with the U. N. Command j committee of the Merchant's Divi- j and strike out on his own there i sion of the Chamber of Commerce, ! appear to be three main lines of j said the committee set up the fol- action open to the U. N. Command. | lowing plan for the "Mr. BVD" which is under the policy direction contest: of the U. S. government: 'M'r. or Mrs. BVD will be in stores 1. to back up Rhee and go on here from 9 to 12 a.m. and 2 to 5 fighting what is considered here ' P.m. next Wednesady and Thursday. to be a needless war. In the U. S. I Different people will serve as Mr. official view, the war in Korea j m Mre - BVD. and each will serve has already served its purpose of I for one nour only. They are to visit blocking Red conquest of South : a certain group of the BVD stores ! Korea. The U S. has repeatedly > during their hour. It is planned that at hand is clea v in the dispatch of Assistant Secretary of State Walter f ° .Approximately one square mile of cotton land near Deering, Mo., was i Robertson to see him. iterday by hail and wa- j carried a secret message from ter damage from rains that struck, re tary of State Dulles. declared that the unification of North and South Keren should now properly be sought by political, not military, means. Tcrr ^"w D. S. and all U ' N ' forces anri lcl Rlu ' e £™ "** „ ; WOUld they are to be in each BVD store on Wednesday and Thursday. "They will be Mr. or Mrs. BVD only while they are In one of the BVD stores. To identify Mr. BVD. customer must ask, "Are you the Mr. (or Mrs.) BVD?" Mr. or Mrs, at Ei- about three miles west of Deering j A1 , evklc , nce indicates that U. S. to"e munU? """• C ° n " 1 1 " >llcy makers arc pin " in * the "' 10 lei . mun.ty. ] hopcs on persu!lding Rhee to , cl Damaged worst by the hail was; a truce become eftective regard- said to be land belonging to Bert j less o( his opposition to it. They Richardson. Land farmed by his i have no hope that he will accept son, son, Billy Bert Richardson j the truce but believe he might ;i alone This undoubtedly ' ' mean that South Korea | BVD lvi!1 then ask the cutsomer would succumb to the much larger j wl j at °_ n , e of tlle EVD stores is feat- Communist armies. BO been scheduled for today for cussion of another tax matter. "That's your answer," Martin declared. He said that if by any chance the plan to round up a majority of the Ways and Means Committee to arrange for a meeting failed, the House GOP leaders then Would go before the House Rules Committee and ask that unit to authorize the House to take up the meas- WASHINGTON W) — Secretary I ure without Ways and Means Com- of the Interior McKay today asked j mittee approval. President Eisenhower to withdraw and by Jeff Wade was in the stricken area, as was the farm of Russell Phillips of Blytheville. Extent ot the damage varied in the acreage involved and had not been fully determined this morning. Pemiscot County Agent W P. James said damage resulted "mostly from rough hail, which cut the crops down." Acreage in the center of the stricken area was expected 10 be almost a total loss, he reported. the nomination of Tom Lyon to be director of the Bureau of Mines. McKay issued a statement saying Lyon had requested the withdrawal of his name. More Bell Rate Fight Funds Asked More contributions to finance the attack by Arkansas cities on a proposed telephone rate Increase are being sought, according to an announcement by Mitchell Moore of Osceola. Mr. Moore, Osceola city attorney, is a member of the steering committee of city attorneys engaged in the rate fight in winch Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Is seeking Increases totaling $3,800,000 a year. About, $7,500 has been colfected earlier. However, Mr. Moore said, the cost of expert witnesses for the cities will be about »7,600 with costfi of briefs and stenographic service still to bf paid. In a letter sent to city attorneyi, Mr. Moore also said there nns been insufficient expression of public opinion thus far in the case. He urged telephone subscribers to make their opinion known to the Public Service Commission in Little Rock. Mr. Moore snid contributions should be sent to him at Box 125, Osccola, Meanwhile, It was learned that Sen. Carlson (R-Kas) has been acting as a go-between In the controversy at the President's request but without any success so (ar in working out a compromise. Carlson, a former member of the House where he served for years on the Ways and Means Committee, Is a close friend of Reed .ind also an intimate of the President. The Kansan has said several times it would be a political mistake for his party to let the excess profits tax die before Individual income taxpayers get relief. One compromise he is said to have suggested would extend the excess profits tux to Oct. 1 «nd also advance to the snme daU- Ihe 10 per cent personal income tax cut now scheduled tor Jan. 1. District Methodist Church Leader To Speak Here The Rev. E. J. Hollifield, newly- appointed superintendent oi the Jonraboro District of the North Arkansas Conference of the- Methodist Church, will preside Sunday at the first. quarterly meeting to be held in this area since the rfccnt North Arkansas Conference at Fayetteville. The meeting will be held Sunday night at Wesley Memorial Church. Wesley Memorial Pastor J. H. Richardson announced ycucrday that the Rev. Mr. Hollifield also will prech Sunday night services nt 7:45, prlo rto the quarterly meeting, which will Include delegations from Halt Moon and GoMiril Mclho dlst Churches. I agree to retrain from any action which would threaten to wreck it. There is no evidence here of a disposition to meet Rhee's latest price for a settlement. He said yesterday he wanted a defense pact with the U. s., withdrawn! of United Nations and Chinese troops from Korea, and a three-month limitation on po.starmistice negotiations with a resumption of war if a permanent peace had not been agreed upon. U. S. officials regarded this as a move which would commit the U. N. to fight for Korean unity again if it had not been achieved 3. To go ahead with armistice arrangements, if the Communists are willing to do so in the circumstances, anri attempt either by outrnaneuverinR Rhee's forces or perhaps by iorcible measures to make the armistice terms effective. AF Cancels Kaiser Pacrs WASHINGTON I/P) _ The Air Force today cancelled all its contracts with the Kaiser Company for the production of tr:m>ixji't aircraft. The air force said the termination of the contracts involved C-119's—the "Flying Boxcar"—and C-123's at the Willow Run. Mich., plant operated by the Kaiser : terests. tiring. If they answer properly (from memory — customer may acquaint himself with featured items through newspaper and radio advertising) they will receive a $5 merchandise certificat. e One Chance to Answer "Any customer who is 18 years of a.'je or over is eligible for the prizes. Each customer is allowed only one Iry. If he misses the question Mr. BVD will move on. Mr. or Mrs. BVD will not give 'he prize? except when they are in one of the BVD stores. "Mr. or Mrs. BVD will not be in a store in which they are employed. See BVD on Page 2 Weatk Iyer ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and continued warm this afternoon, tonight and Thursday with afternoon aud evenim: thunderstorms. MISSOURI—Partly cloudy with scattered showers or thunder- I showers mostly north tonight; little change m temperature; Thursday partly cloudy and turning cooler northwest with showers or j thundershowcrs likely northwest ,Ves>. Memphis testified before the I authority. He" 0 wa'rne"d that 'sehwi-•' " n<i »' XU '™ 11> north; low tonight Souse Committee on Banking and tiled termination of defense'houslni: i Ii0s nol '" lc ' ast . 7 °s southwest; high Gathings Backs Fulbright Rider To Extend Defense Housing Aid E C. (Took) Gainings of i here (n urging extension of this! Currency yesterday in behalf of Sen Pulbrifiht's amendment: that could !oad to designation of Blythevllle as a critical housing area. Approved by the Senate Banking Committee, Son. Fnlbright's nmend-. ment would extend for a year the government's authority to declare communities in which defense installations arc located aft critical housing nrens. This puves the wny for federal housing aid. Rep. Gathings cued the air base j aid on June 30 would hamper reactivation of this and other bases. Termination of this aid is "premature," he said. He urged the committee to Include a provision making special exception in cases such a.s the one in Blytheville if the committee should vote to end the program June 30. "If the entire proRvnm is sacked," t:e said, "pnrl of it necessarily will have to be revived later." Thursday around 90s extreme northeast to around 100 southwest. Maximum yesterday—100. Minimum ycsierdny morning—7J, Sunrise tomorrow—4:48. Snnsct today—7:17. Mosul U-mprratme {midway between hU:li find low)—87,5. Normal mean for June—77,5. Prerlp. Inst 24 hours (6:30 p.m. to •:i:30 p.m.i—none. Prcclp, Jan. I to ditto—30.43, ruts Oat p. I,»st Year Minimum thl mnrnlnct-78. Mnxlinmn yiMtmtny— IO-). rrcelp. Jan. I to

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