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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. XLIX—NO. 102 Blythevtlle Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JULY 20, 1953 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS House Ponders Church Charge WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Un-American Activities Committee takes up for decision today a hearing request by J. B. Matthews, at a time when both he and the committee are under fresh attack from some clergymen. Matthews recently wrote in a magazine article xhat while the vast majority of Protestant clergymen are loyal Americans, "the largest single group supporting the Hearing is Granted WASHINGTON (AP) — The House tJn-Americiin Activities Committee voted today to grant a. hearing to J. B. Matthews, ousted from a Senate committee Job, because of an article he wrote criticizing part of the clergy. Matthews had asked to he heard. Communist apparatus in the United States today is composed of Protestant clergymen." In the storm kicked up by the article, Matthews' resignation as execuiive staff director of the Senate investigations subcommittee was accepted by its chairman. Sen. McCarthy (K-Wis). McCarthy said he accepted it with deep regret. Matthews then asked the House committee for a hearing, promising "exhaustive documentation." The group arranged to consider the request at a closed session today with Chairman Velde (R-I11) publicly in favor of a hearing. Velde's previous suggestions that the group might sometime loofc into the records of individual clergymen drew some sharp criticism, particularly from Methodist Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam of Washington, D. C. Inadequate The Rt. Rev. Henry Knox Sherrill, chairman of the National Council of Churches' Committee on Maintenance of American Freedom, said yesterday that revisions the committee has announced in its procedure are "a wholly inadequate answer to the need for re- Farm Bureau Cotton Plan Gets Okay Arkansas Group Wi!! Support 2.8 Percent Cut FORREST CITY (AP)—The Arkansas Farm Bureau federation today threw its support behind the national Farm Bureau's plan for fixing 1954 cotton acreage allotments. State Farm Bureau President Joe Hardin told county officers at a I Geor S' e (D-Ga) said he might not OFF TO CAMP — Thirty North and South Mississippi County 4-H members left Blytheville early this morning for the annual state 4-H camp at, the University of Arkansas. They will return Friday. Ac- companying the group were two adult 4-H leaders, Joe Seibert of Huffman and Mrs. J. D. Hemby of Yarbro, and the two assistant county agents, H. H. Carter of Blytheville and Charles Wood of Osceola. GOP Faces Up to Increasing Debt Limit By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower administration comes to a financial crossroads today, its evident plans to lift the federal debt limit threatened by Democratic opposition. In advance of a meeting of GOP leaders with President Eisenhower to discuss the situation, Sen. meeting here today that under the proposal, Arkansas' acreage quota would be cut only 53,000 acres or 2,8 per cent under the last year's total and 1.5 per cent under this year's plantings. Total acreage in 1952 was 1.910,000 and this year it is 1,835,000, Hardin said. "The cut for Arkansas." he said, go along on an expected proposal to raise the present 275 billion dollar ceiling "There will be some opposition to increasing the debt limit, mainly on the ground that the only way to cut spending is to keep the present limit," George said. He added that he personally remains to be convinced that the "would be- one of the smallest any'l action has to be taken now 1 station in the nation has tc take." South Opposes The Farm Bureau plan-calling for 21H million acre national cotton quota and advocating that no srate allotment be cut more than 27.5 per cent — has stirred up opposition from some Southern farmers. The national Farm Bureau pre- 5ented tne P 1 *" to a Congressional form of certain un-American math- | committee last week as a comprom- 1 ise to settle a battle over the 1954 allotments between Southern and ; the cotton industry. ods and procedures followed in the past." - ,,, . , He wrote Velde that the commit- | Western farmers tee's methods "bear too much resemblance to the techniques of J. B. IvAttheWS to satisiV the minds and consciences of a responsible group of clergymen and laymen charged with the duty of studying- ways of maintaining our cherished freedoms." Play on Fears Bishop Oxnam, appearing on an NBC radio program yesterday, sjiid that "no Protestant nation in the world has been infiltrated by communism," and he added: "The church has done more to combat communism than all ihe congressional comi tin tees put together." He . appeared .with two other Methodist churchmen, . Bishop P. Gerald Ensley of DCS Moines and Bishop William C. Martin of Dallas. Bishop Ensley. without nami'/s names, said, "Political adventurers of our times are playing on the fear in human minds." and that the church must fight back with an aggressive evangelism which will "make men so afraid of God that they won't be afraid of anything else." Bishop Martin declared: "Some persons must have a platform on which to stand and when they find an area popular to attack, they ride in on it Many attacks have been made under auspices when we have had no opportunity reply." the narrow margin by which the present debt comes below the statutory limit. No Poll Yet Chairman Millitin (R-Colo) of the Senate Finance Committee, said he hasn't polled the group and doesn't know how it will stand on the issue. Without mentioning the likelihood of having to seek a raise in the debt limit, Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey predicted yesterday that bigger business earnings and higher national income will lift government receipts to a second successive peak in the year which started July 1. Federal revenue, Humphrey said, should climb to 68 l-ibillion dollars compared with the record 565.200,000,000 in the year which ended June 30. Nevertheless, he added, "continued vigorous cooperative effort . . . will be required 10 reduce expenditures to the point where we will obtain a balance between receipts of expenditures." Humphrey blamed spending- programs inherited from thc Truman administration for the grim iiscnl picture. Tax Raise Looms Sen. Byrd tD-Va), in a weekend statement, estimated that govern- ment income next year would be about 64 billions—or 4 !/ 2 billions less than the Humphrey estimate. He put probably spending at . 74 billions and sad Congress will have to raise taxes nest year or face a deficit of about 10 billion dollars. Byrd said that unless there are substantial cnanges in the world | billions. year starting in mid-1954 is going situation, the outlook for the fiscal to be as bad as this year's "and maybe worse " The present national debt is nearly 272 J / 2 bil!ion dollars. The present legal debt limit was set after World War II at a figure 25 billions under the wartime peak of 300 iHolland'sLegall Westerners promptly dropped their proposals for fixing the quotas and suported the Farm Bureau pjan- But moat southerners want the present system to remain in effect. They contend that Western siat.es j Decision on the question of Hoi- \ should take the lion's share of any' land's legal existence as an incorp- j curs enforced through production ( orated municipality, now lacing con- j restrictions, eince the Western' sidered by the Pemiscot County | .nates are relative newcomers to i Court, wus deferred this morning ; because of the illness of Attorney R. W. Hawkins of Canither^ville. Final action on the question, which arose in M.iy when the tov:n sought to extend 'ttt corporate limits, probably will be taken ne-xt j Monday, t, h e Ponii^col. Comity Inside Today's Courier News ...Somebody (the Braves) finally makes a run oft Worthington .. .Country Club golf tourney swings into semifinals.. .Sports. ...Past! 6. .. .More pictures of Osccola's new hospital ..Page 3. ... Ruins help some but not all, of drought-stricken Oklahoma and Texas...Markets.. Page 5. .Negro Awaiting Joseph Reece Truss, Negro resi- 1 of Mass3Chu.sct.ts and twice mayor j of Boston, died of a heart attack to i in the arms of his wife at their I .summer home here yesterday- He The Rev Dr. Emory Stevens j w.i.s 52 Bucke of Boston, in a sermon at j He had played 18 holec of golf Foundry Methodist Church here, the day before and had retired said police state methods have be- ' shortly before midnight and appar- See HOUSE on Page 5 # ent. good health and spirits. Carroll W. Watson of Osceola yes-i Clerk's office indicated this niorn- terday was elected president of the i ing- , Tri-States Association for Cripples- Thc legal point was raised by Mr. at a meeting in Memphis. ! Hawkins, attorney for Hubr-rt Ut- Tliis organization. formed by Ro-' ley and L. Berry, who prntp.^u-d an tary Clubs in parts of Arkansas,, effort on the part of the town Mississippi and Tennessre, snonsors: board to expand the city limits to on the bbott farm, t.he Hospital for Crippled Adults in' tike in 10 acre tract of land extend- Joseph was released Memphis. j ing to Highway 61. Mr.. Hawkins, acting for Mr. Utley J0il . where he was awaiting court and Mr. Berry, who own property in the disputed area, contended that, the original incorporating act of the County Court in 1903 is void j because it failed to detail the loca- ScmiATE. Mass, im - Former: lion o£ thc c)ty park ' Secretary of Labor Maurice J To- j bin, onetime Democratic governor AAanilan Hurt as Two Boats Hit on Big Lake MANILA — Alfovd Bacon, 44-year-old Manila resident, was in critical condition this morning as a result of injuries suffered in an outboard motorboat collision on Big' Lake, three miles east of here, yesterday afternoon. Bacon was a passenger in a. him as the Brown boat swerved boat operated by J. B, Brown of i into its path. Manila, said to have been racing! A virtual gateway to some of this another boat owned and operated j area's best fishing spots, the Big by Rice A, Johnson, another Ma-] Lake Iloochvay for years has been nils, resident, at the time of the[tr3 scene of considerable boating accident. The boat operated by; activity. Brown is owned by Roy Ashabrrm-' ner. The boats were racing on the flpodway, observers said, when suddenly the Brown boat cut in :"iuicXr the Jqliv^sovi boat. The Jonnson boat then ran directly over. ',he Brown boat in what appeared j to be an unavoidable collision, ac-' cording to reports received here. The tlree men were hospitalized immedif.zely following the accident, with Johnson being released shortly afterward following ' treatment for shock. Brown, who sustained cuts and bruises in ihe collision, was released this morning. Korean War To End Soon Armistice Signing Is Seen in Week By ROBERT B. TUCKMAJf PANMUNJOM (AP) — Three teams of Allied and Communist officers — including for the first time the men who would oversee a ceasefire — worked today on final details of a Korean truce which seemed almost at hand after the Reds issued a go-ahead yesterday. * ' * * Chinese Hit And Take Two Vital Ootposts Marines Entrapped In Reckless Attacks On Key Hills By GEORGE McARTHUR SEOUL (AP) — Recklessly- attacking Chinese engulfed two vital Western Front outposts defended by U. S. Marines last night and the first Leatherneck survivors staggered back to Allied lines today. In their last radio went dead, act before their the trapped Ma rines—back in the battlelines only three weeks— called In their own artillery on top of them in a desperate effort to halt the violent onslaught. The number of Marines In the battle was eased. Fourteen not immediately re- Leathernecks of the There was no official indication just when tne historic documint would be signed to end the three years of fighting. But some observers said it could be within a week. Fighting- is to end 12 hours after the signing. Three U. S. members of the Military Armistice Commission Slew here unexpectedly for the first time to join an Allied-Bed i staff officers session, i They met at 2:40 p. m. and recessed 1 hour and 50 minutes later without setting another session. "We discussed suggested, arrangements which they (the Reds) will consider and probably come back with their proposal," said Navy Capt. B M. coleman of McLean, Va., one of the three. The staff session then reconvened at 4:50 p. m. without the commission members: Another a. N. spokesman saM no truce meetings of any kind have been set for Tuesday, but they may be called by either side. The main truce delegations presumably are awaiting a call from the lower level staff officers to set a date for the signing. Pace Quickens Both sides quickened the pace toward a truce signing in the wake of the sudden Communist announcement yesterday that they were ready to go abead with final prep- Piotieer Physician Diss at Home affer Paralytic Stroke Dr. C. B. Lunsford, 82. retired 1st Marine Division, were the first known survivors of the bloody baU ties for outposts East Berlin und Berlin, part el a key hill area the Western Front. Fatigued and, wan, they staggered back into Marine lines. Eight were from outpost Berlin and six from East Berlin. How they got out was not learner) immediately. More May Have Lived It was assumed they worked their way down the bloodied slopes after the Reds left the hill during daylight. They arations in return for Allied assurance that South Korea would abide, by a cease-fire. But South Korean Foreign Minister Pyun Yung Tai hinted more „ opposition from Syngman Rhee's , n j government might be in the wind. I He said the Communist agreement contained ''many traps." He said it showed the Reds Intend to take "all South Korea by subversive activity and by liquidating the Army "which we have built so painstakingly and.with so much expense." An unnamed Republic of Kprea spokesman said Allied assurances meant the UN.N. "had lost the said more Marines may Ration's Hospital here, where ' Physician and pioneer resident of sli " be aliv e '« Ihe batered bunk- Bacon was undergoing treatment Blytheville, died at his home at \ crs antl shell-ripped trenches on this morning:, reported he suffered 1526-West Main, at 11:45 a.m. to-! the outposts. skull contusion, rib fracturys, dav « f ' e1 ' suffering a paralytic : The survivors described the hills cuts, bruises, and possible other i stroke late Saturday afternoon. ; ns a battle-torn no man's land, chest injuries. His condition had : funeral arranyemonts were in-' They said nc Chinese were left been listed as critical following j complete this morning. j atop the outposts, which were dent of the D. B. Abbott farm onj the accident, and no change had | Born a'. Ripley. Terni.. Dr. Luns-1 plastered by savage Red and Al- Nortb Highway 61 was shot last- been re Ported at noon today. j ford crime to Blythcvllle and be-Hied artillery fire during the 1,500- m«-ht by his brolner Percy Truss : Se w ral hundred' were said tolgan his practice in 1902, following : man Red assault during a fight at the latter's house: have beer) on hand at the tlme o£ ms graduation from the University Allied fighter-bombers and Maine accident. Bacon .-as reportedly : of Tennessee Medical School in rine suns pounded the hills relent- war." In other developments: 1. The Peiping radio announced that Czechoslovakian and. Polish delegates who would serve on a See TRUCE on Page 5 Weather last weeki'5 '.« d ° wn Maurice Tobin Dies in Home the Brown bout, Sa'.OOO "borid'from the"coimty; which was equipped with a 12- horsepower motor, the Johnson important tempera- boat, which was powered by horsepower motor, running i 33- over Action on a charge of breaking into he home of Billy Joe Nelson in .^obruary and taking money and jewelry. The hospital reported Truss'| WASHINGTON l.fi— The Defense condition as fair ^thls ^ morning af-; Department today identified 140 which: Korean War casualties in a new New Casualty List ARKANSAS—Considerable cloudiness Lhis afternoon, tonight and i, , - . - . - - : Tuesday, with scattered thunder- lessly, but there was no immediate i showers. No move to retake them. ! ture changes The 5th Air Force said its planes j MISSOURI-Considerable cloudf- , taking advantage of hot, clear j ness tonight and Tuesday with cal practice, operated a general • weather—slammed 500,000 pounds' - - iue ™ay. wttn store and was a cotton buyer in the : of bombs at Communist front-lines early 1900's, while taking part in, f rom the Berlin outposts to the '• the development of the west end ] Kumsong Front in the east I as a part of the city of Blytheville. I Tarir^ts HI In 1912. he married the former' Sabrc )cts ine ™ c " d ual role ns Memphis. Settling :n the west end of town, ! then known as Cook Town, Dr. I Lunsford, in addition to his medi- , : —taking Wounded in Korea j 1 captured and 7 injured. ter removal of the bullet lodged behind his right eye. It: list (No. 860). The total included Miss Sarah Walker, who was born flr ,i,, c . h _, h «,,-„,. W fn ,'°° ,l arly - ,° t ; 1 l. whe * ei ; n S;9 Wiled, 128 wounded, 1 missing, j and raised here, and continued his f - h(er - |)ombers Australian Meteor • p raclicc untl] jj y ears a g 0 w i 1Bn ill health forced his retirement. Following his retirement and until about three years ago when he sold mo.';' of "is property, Dr. Lunsford remained active in the management of his extensive farm I will lose the sight of his only gooi i eye hospital officials said. Mr. Abbott quoted Percy as say-: i_i,_ is , n that Joseph had pulled a knife i Jo «" Iveei UlCS Pfc. Sam Bennett, Jr , son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bennett, Sr , during the fight and he shot Jo-' NEWPORT Ifl — John H Keel a of Rt. 3, Blytheville,. has been soph in self defense. iformer Arkansas Legislator died wounded in fighting in Korea, it investigation of the incident is i at a hospital here Saturday He was announced today in a Defense being made by the Sheriffs office, • was 84. Keel served 16 years in lands iuu P s a 'wel e e n iivp a n SUalty '^ N ° ^' I^V™ ""^v^ bee " made ." lis i the State Legislature in the early! He'is survived by his wife. Cobb: Reds last v,cek hurled their big- tails ueie given. morning, Sheriff B.rryman said. 11900s. Funeral Home is in charge. I SM WAK on Page 5 scattered showers and thunderstorms mostly in south and west portion; little change in temperature; low tonight 70-75: high Tuesday generally In low 90s. Maximum Saturday— 93. Minimum Saturday—71. Maximum yesterday—95. Minimum yesterday morning—73 Sunset today—7:11. Sunrise tomorrow—5:02. Mean temperature (midway between hl?h and low)—89.5. j Precip. last 24 hours to 6:30 pm. yes- I terday—none. Sunday mostly on the turbulent j Precip. Jan 1 to date—30.49. East-Central Front where the i This Dat c Last Year Minimum this morning—74 Maximum yesterday—95. Precip. Jan 1 to date—26.45. jets, and Marine planes pummeled othe rred targets deep in North i Korea. j Meanwhile thc 8th Army said the t Communists lost 6,290 killed and; 1.260 wounded across the front "' ° SCC ° la ' vlcc - ehalrman of tno counl - v n^Pital board of governors, rector ol hospitals of the State Board ol Health, inside the new Rev. Percy Herring. In picture second from right, Aids Miss B«Uy cuts rll)bon to oulcl . iny oppn tnc now bl , n ,,| ng as County Judgc phll . |m|t , s majn operatlnK room In a bricf addrcss prlor to thc O p cnlng Spiers, fl nurses aide, shows Incubator and cribs In the hospital's nurt- An open-hou.se inspection of the Osceola. unit of the Mississippi ip Deer, at right, assists. Unable to be present was Chris Tompklns of Mr. Moore told visitors that "the people have the responsibility of con- My ' MrS ' Mar S™rlte Blake, nurse demonstrates equipment In th. County Memorial Hospitals followed brief ceremonies conducted on the Burdette, Aalrmar, of th, board of governors, s.cond from left; County tinned .upport of their hospital: Others speaking were JudBC Dm, ^U m ",\^4"^^ hospital grounds here yesterday. In picture at left, Harold F. OhlcndorJ Hospital Administrator Thad Connally talks with Moody H. Mooro, dl- Oscola Mayor Bon F. Butler, thc Rev. Chalmers Henderson and thc Icr News Photon)

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