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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIX—NO. 103 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 21, 1953 Reds Advance Own E. German Aid Plan TWELVE PAGES INGLE COPIES But There's i Catch: Trade Not Aid BERLIN (AP) — Soviet Russia countered America's food offer to East Germany today with the promise of 57 1/2 million dollars in extra victuals and cotton for the hungry satellite — but it was a tracle- not-aid proposition payable in manufactured goods. , The Russian agreement, an extension of a previous East German- Soviet trade deal, was made public just one day after President Eisenhower renewed a 10-day old U. S. offer to send 15 million dollars worth of American food to Germany's Soviet zone with no strings attached. The East German Communist government and Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov had angrily rejected the American offer as a "propaganda maneuver" and said the East Germans didn't need food relief. The Communists announced the stepped-up Russian shipments would include 7,000 more tons of cotton and 82,000 more tons of foodstuffs—27,000 tons of butter, 8,500 tons of fats, 10,000 tons of vegetable oil, 15.000 tons of seed oils, 20,000 tons o fmeat and 1,500 tons of cheese. Only Grain Previously Under the East German government's trade treaty with Moscow. announced in April, grain was the only food item Russia supplied the hungry satellite. That was before Tired Ben Hogan Is Back in U.S. He Lost 20 Pounds in Adding Third Gem to His Triple Crown of Goffdom fu »^? W YORK (AP) — Ben H °g an came h °me today with the third jewel in golf's triple crown — the British Open — and his wife, Valerie, said she hoped he would never try sunn an iinnoT-fal'ivirt irtnln J such an undertaking again. "Ben lost about 20 pounds," Mrs Hogan, a petite, quiet speaking brunette, said "He is thoroughly exhausted. I was worried aboui him. "I would like to see him not Spending Is Facing More Cuts GOP Not Eager To See Debt Limit Raised By JACK BELL _._„„. _ „ o . WASHINGTON (AP) — Ad- the°june 17 East Berlin "riofcTfoi-1 ministration leaders appeared lowed by slowdowns in East Ger- j to be backing away today man industry as workers demand- j from any immediate increase ed more food and better working < j n the federal debt limit and ™°y n s S - announcement of the I ^". Byrd (D-Va) said this may Russian food offer also admitted | lorce President Eisenhower to the East German government had j make Sharp spending cuts, been forced to call on Moscow for Byrd, who has been consulting help "several times" to ease food j vvitn administration fiscal leaders, shortages. [said in an interview he has made The White House said last week ! il clear to them he would oppose that the American offer "still '• an V effort in this session of Con- stands regardless of any Soviet! Si'ess to raise the present 275 bii- rejection of that offer or any Soviet Iion dollar debt ceiling. allegation that the people do not | "If the debt limit isn't raised, try for any more big championships if he has to work as hard as he did for these. I would rather he start playing just for fun." Hogan won the Masters and his fourth U. S. Open before making his first trip to Britain a victorious one at Carnoustie, Scotland. Hogan looked thin and a bit wan as he docked at 7 a. m.. from the U. S. liner United States to await a noon ticker-tape parade and a reception at City Hall such as has not been accorded an American golfer since Bobby Jones won the grand slam in 1930. In a ship-board interview the wiry Port Worth, Texas, shotmas- ter talked like anything but a man who is ready to give up the game. "I plan to continue playing golf," Hogan said, "and I am certain I will play again n the Open. Whether I play in a British tour- ament again is a question. That = a. long way off. I will decide when the time comes. "But right now, i am very tired of traveling and very tired of play- golf. The way I feel now I don t know whether I would like o go after these three tournaments again in the same year." ogan, who normally weighs ut 162 pounds, belying his nick- lame of "Bantam Ben," said he , P esent weight, but gmeu ne weighed about 145 HP ,«„..: , _. *TJ. nc Rhee Now Apparently Balking at Armistice By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN A iv PANMUNJOM (AP) — New rumblings of opposition came from South Korea today M Allied and Communist staff and liaison officers put finishing touches on a Korean armistice All signs pointed to a cease-fire soon — possibly within the week — but there was no indication just when the historic signing would come. UN TRUCE LEADERS ARBIVE — Lieut. Gen. William K. Harrison (right), leader of the Uni'.ed Nations truce negotiators, walks with his head down, and Rear Admi John C. Daniel, another member of the UN team, looks to one side as they walk from a helicopter for the July 19 meeting at Panmunjom, Korea. There was no official indication just when the historical document 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. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Tokyo) One group of staff officers and the liaison officers recessed without scheduling further meetings. A second team of staff officers reportedly revising the truce line across Korea worked on into the night. Biit meanwhile, South Korea's Foreign Minister Pyun Yung Tai told newsmen his government might "change its attitude" toward obstructing a truce unless it gets prompt assurances from Washing- President's Bills Face Rough Going Lyndon Johnson Pledges Aid On Eisenhower's 'Must' Laws ton that Korea will be unified. team working on the truce line Ur, onl'^I O/*,.tU IT _l i_ ,. , , . P ... ~*-v- lult., He said South Korea also wants guarantees from the United States on how to stop possible new Bed aggression. Fast Pace At the truce site, things continued to move at a feverish pace, two days after the Communist agreement, to go ahead with final preparations for signing an armistice. Marine Cnl. James C. Murray, who heads the U. N. staff officer Reds Bag First Jets of Summer By GEORGE McAKTIIUR . SEOUL (AP) — Two American Sabre jets were shot :lo\vn yesterday by Communist fliers — the first Sabres, lost in combat over north Korea since May 17, the 5th Air Force reported today. Including yesterday's losses, sharpshooting Allied pilots ran up a 65 to 1 victory margin over the I Russian-built fighters in the past two months, the Air Force said. By JACK BELL need food." Food Available The United States went ahead shipping the food to Germany. Eisenhower wrote West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer that the U. S. offer "was motivated solely by humanitarian impulses and that the food is available if that government wishes to permit I the administration soon will be j compelled to cut spending below ! the level that Congress has approved." Byrd said. "The President has power to restrict expenditures on a ouarterly basis and if the limit is reached, it will have to be done." its entry into the Soviet zone of occupation." The national debt now stands only ,$2,638,000 000 below the statutory limit, bul Byrd said he think: the Treasury probably will be able The original Soviet-East German • to get by until January without trade deal called for Russia to j reaching or raising the ceiling. supply 225 million dollars worth of : " " grains, cotton, wool, ferrous and nonferrous minerals, iron and manganese ore, industrial and road- building machinery, automobiles, modern agriculture machinery and other goods. The East German workers were to produce for Russia electro- technical, mining, and ore-processing equipment; metal-c u 11 i n g lathes, equipment for the construction materials industry, testing instruments, chemicals and mnss consumer goods. In Bonn, the West German government was highly skeptical of the Russian offer. "It remains to be seen." said a government spokesman, "if Moscow really sends any food or whether this is another promise." More Strikes As anti-Red organizations reported hundreds of state-owned paper However, he said that unless the President takes some drastic action to cut expenditures, they will reach 74 billion dollars in the current fiscal year and produce the 10 billion dollar deficit Byrd already has forecast. Effects Later "Congress cannot do anything effective about slowing down these expenditures because the departments have a carry-over of 80 billion dollars ,m funds already appropriated," Byrd said. "The efforts it is making now to cut appropriations will not be felt until next year or later. "The Appropriations Committees have done .the best job I have i ever seen, bul the only way that j spending can be cut effectively is for the President to do it." The Virginia senator said he regards it as unfortunate that the Eisenhower Administration has not changed the system, n vogue Contractors Eagerly Eye Base Work WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a promise of Democratic cooperation, some major proposals on a schedule of administration "must" bills appeared certain today to face rough going in Congress. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Democratic leader, said in of far northwest Korea. Crews reported Communist night fighter and antiaircraft opposition. The B29s loosed 270 tons of bombs through an overcast but results were not observed, the Air Force said. Farther south, U. S. B26 twin- engine bombers hit Communist positions in the Kumsong-Kumhwa Monday destroyed two of the sector. The U. S. 5th Air Force swept-wing^MIGs before he went, reported 1,069 missions flown by A total of 131 MIGs were destroyed, 74 of them in June. A comparative lull was reported along the 155-mile ground front. One of the Sabres shot down down, the Air Force said. Both misisng fliers were many's new minister of justice. "Red" Hilde Benjamin, announced to liqu revolt in the hungry, riot-torn Eastern zone. The former "show trial" judge who was promoted last Week issued a public warning that her courts will increase their severity. "There is no place for mercy in dealing with Fascist provoca- See REDS on Page 12 Little Rock May Lose Engineers asked to appropriate for two or three years ahead. The argument laign 01 judicial terror j )las bee n that only in that way can the provocateurs" of j the administration plan in advance its purchases of such things as military items which take years to manufacture. "There is going to be a carryover of another 80 billion dollars in appropriated funds next July 1, just as large as the Truman carry, i over," Byrd said. "These carry, overs have caused Congress to lose control of the budget." Instead of making direct appropriations in advance, Byrd said, he thinks Congress should return to the system it used up until a few years ago of granting contract authority for the departments. Under this system contracts could be let, With the construction ousiness in a slump at present, contractors are "jumping at the chance" to bid on construction projects at the BlytheviUe air base. Col- Thomas J. Hayes, head of the Little Rock District of the Corps of Engineers, said a comparatively large number of contractors have requested plans and specifications for the two buildings for which contracts are to be let next week. Bids are now being taken on an administration building and a guardhouse. Contracts are to be awarded July 29-30 with work to begin 10 days after that. Col. Hays said the construction business has dropped off and contractors are "jumping at the chance" to bid on the Blytheville air base work. However, he pointed out. more firms generally request specifications than actually bid on the projects. The prospects for lively bidding on the work are expected to be good, he said, and indicated that the present slump in construction business may result in lower bids. While work on plans for other reactivation projects is nearly completed, no further contract- awarding dates have been set as yet. Plans and specifications arc essentially complete on a number of buildings, Col. Hayes said, but these were drawn up on the basis of Tactical Air Command use of the field. It is now scheduled to be a Strategic Air Command field and. the colonel said. "SAC may have other ideas." TULSA Iff)— The Tulsa World said today that the Little Rock District Army Engineers office will be consolidated with the Tulsa office by next April 1. Without revealing its source, the morning newspaper said much of the Little Rock operation would be transferred to Tulsa in a major consolidation. At Little Rock, however, .Col. T. J. Hayes, Little Rock district engineer, said he believed the report was "in error." He said such a move was discussed at a recent Dallas mcetjng, but but the departments would have to come back to Congress with a second justification of the projects before they would get the money to carry them out. "When we eliminated contract authority, we eliminated the an i nual review of expenditures and lost our real ability to hold down spending," Byrd remarked. Rain Cancels Tractor Demonstrations Morning showers today spelled an end to t\vo scheduled tractor demonstrations. Delta Implements had scheduled the uemonstrations for tomorrow on the Udell Newsom farm and for. Thursday on the Robert Trlmue Yirm. that any decision would be made in Washington by Gen. Samuel Tur- gls, chief of Army Engineers. "Turgls has made it plain that there will be nn office In Little Rock, cnrrnirrtrrl by an officer. Only Ihc; ' Both have been postponed until V« Injury tiM of th« office ii a» ve^rirtlown." i fair weather, td . Fine, Jail Term Given in Stabbing Nelson McBride, Blytheville Negro, was found guilty this morning in Municipal Court on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon in stabbing last Friday of Mnry White following an argument. After hearing testimony from three witnesses, the court found Mc- Brlde guilty and fined him $100 and cosls plus a 30 day jail sentence. In another case, Grady Grissom forfeited a $111.25 bond on a charge of driving while Intoxicated. Robert Smith also charccd with driving while intoxicated with bond set at J150. The case was continued until Saturday. Orissom was Involved In a collision yesterday at Sixth and Hutson Streets with Ed Wilson of Rt. 2, Blytheville. Wilson, driving a one and a half -on truck was making n left turn onto Hutson Street when a pick-up ruck driven by Grissom struck his •ruck causing damage running boaro ,nd cab of Grissom's pick-up. r 'IrlvT was report- interview that Senate Democrate "will do everything we can | to see that the President's 'must' f legislation receives consideration i in this session." i But it was evident that Johnson shared with some of his colleagues a belief thai President Eisenhower will be extraordinarily lucky to get approval of postal rate increases or admission of 240.000 European refugees in time for an Aug. 1—or even an early fall— adjournment. Sen. Knowland of California, acting Republican leader, said Congress will stay around after the adjournment target of Aug. 1 11' necessary to get "must" bills through. But he and other Republican leaders seemingly have no desire to go through any lengthy wrangle over legislation at this stage . Ten Bis Ones Ten major appropriations bills still must be cleared before Congress, can adjourn, and that alone will take a good bit of time in the 11 working days until Aug. 1. The proposed increase in postal rates, added to the administration list after a conference of GOP leaders with Eisenhower yesterday, seems likely to cause lengthy bickering if pressed. Knowland has said it will be considered by the Senate only if the House approves it first. House committee hearings are likely to continue through this week. Sen. McCarran (D-Nev) has said he and others will talk for a long time against a bill to permit the special immigration of 220,000 European refugees and others in the next three years. the Fourth Fighter Interceptor Wing, a veteran Korean outfit. There was speculation one of the downed pilots may have been an ace because the Air Force almost never reveals losses except in its weekly summary Friday. 2!)'s Attack In Tokyo, Far East Air Forces reported 27 U. s. Superforls smashed at two Communist airfields last night in the Sinuiju area land-based Allied planes in 24 from hours ended at 6 a. m An overcast hampered air strikes later in the day. Most of the ground fighting centered in the still-unsettled Kum- song sector of the Central Front, where Chinese divisions ripped into Republic of Korea lines last week. South Korean troops wrested five hills from the Chinese early today failed to sixth. dislodge the Reds Cotton Under Way Marshall n This measure already has been compromised from the 240,000 admissions in two years requested by Eisenhower, but McCarran remains unsatisfied. The bill's sponsors may have to compromise some more. But even then they won't have any assurance that opponents will let the bill pass the ! water" Senate. The fate of a similar [LI New Officers Marshall Blackard To Take Office As Post Commander Marshall Blackard, newly-elected commander of Dud Cason American Legion Post, and other officers for the coming year who' cil. Some 25 vocational agriculture the workshop with discussions, instructors, veterans instructors j classroom demonstrations and and farmers are attending a cot-1 marketing practice review, ton workshop currently being con-1 ducted at the hi|.;h school vocation- ! al agriculture building here. i The workshop Is sponsored by | .he State Department of Education's Vocational Division, wilh cooperation by the University of Arkansas extension service. Bill McLood. Blytheville HiKh School vocational agriculture instructor, L- in charge of facilities for the three-day program. Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson welcomed the group in an opening-day discussion yesterday Appearing on the program are Leonard Lett, agronomist with the National Cotton Council; Dr. H. G. Johnston, entomologist and head of the research development unit of the National Cotton Council; Gordon Barnes, entomologist with the agriculture extension service of the University of Arkansas; Dr. Store in the B. A. Lynch Building R. A. Hinkle, hoad of the depart-!'"' 1 Fourth and Main Streets, menl of iifironomy of the Univer-1 Extensive remodeling of the loca- sity; Dr. Robert O. Thomas, plants lion is no\v under way and the new physiologist with the Department) firm wl" °Pen when this work is completed. Leasing of the building by tne ap- pare] chain was handled by Marx Realty and Improvement Co. of Adeline Apparel Shop (.eases Former Site Of Thrifty Store One of the country's largest women's ready-to-wear chains will open a Blytheville store soon, it was disclosed here yesterday by line Apparel Shops, Inc. had to rush from the staff officer meeting today to attend the liaison meeting as chel Ailed liaison officer. The Allied and Communist liaison officers met 32 minutes and recessed without setting another meeting time. Liaison officers usually exchange communications for higher officers and arrange meetings of the full truce delegations. After the liaison session. Col. Murray rushed back to the staff meeting. At the same time, the other Btaf! group, believed mapping the route to be used by neutral nations inspection and observer teams to and from the five ports of entry on each side, announced they had recessed with no further meeting scheduled. Outside, a swarm of North Korean and Chinese workmen hurried to complete a building where :he truce will be signed. They worked all through the night under floodlights put up for them by American soldiers. Armistice Hall Allied newsmen dubbed the one- story, T-shaped structure—largest in Panmunjom—"Armistice Hall." On Sunday the Beds announced their decision to go ahead with a truce. They made public a list of assurances by the u. N. Command that President Syngman Rhee's government and troops would abide by an armistice. Rhee himself has made no public comment on the Communist stale. The statement, revealing por. .ions of secret Panmunjom meet- Ings, disclosed the U. N. Command promised not to support any "ag- -ressive action" by South Korean forces after a truce. Rhee was reported not satisfied with the statement. He was understood to believe that it did not accurately reflect South Korea's position. Foreign Minister Pyun would not confirm or deny the reports. Red China's Peiping radio renewed its verbal blast at South Korea, charging that the "Syng- man Rhee clique" still was attempting to "scuttle" an armistice. The Red oroaacast directed much of its attack against Pyun, who in recent months has been the most outspoken opponent of a -ruce in the Rhee government. Rhee and government leaders let it be known theywere awaiting i reply from Washington on ques- ions they said were left unsettled ifter the conferences in Seoul ear- ier this month with President Eisenhower's special envoy. _ Asst. Secretary of state Walter S. Robertson spent 16 days con- :crrlng with Rhee and return to Washington with written assur- nces Rhee would not block a . The new firm will occupy the former site of the Thrifty 5 & 10 Cent truce. What questions were left unset- Ade- i 'led were not clear but a highly placed source in the South Korean government said Rhee raised questions which were beyond Robert- See TRUCE on Page 12 of Agriculture; Robert A. Hicks sales manager of the Mid-South Growers Associaton, and Dr. V. Ray Cardozier, education specialist with the National Cotton Coun- measure in the House is extremely doubtful. Limits on Food Plan A request for presidential author- See CONGRESS on Cage 12 were elected last week, will be in-j Chemical weed control, flam stalled at tonight's meeting. ; cultivation and dcfoiation and Mr. Blackard succeeds A. S.; ton insects and their control woi (Todd) Harrison. i discussed yesterday. Today's ses- Also taking office tonight will be ; s j on (] ca | t wilh [no teaching of cot- Buck Van Cleve, first, vice com- : ton and with coUon c i nss i ng . To _ mander; Emil Damon, second' vice commander; Dr. W. T. Rain- post sureeon; Gaylord iCWis, chaplain; Paul Mahon, ser- New York. ^i State Department Economizing morrow's program conclude geant at arms; C..A. Cunningham, historian: Jim Stovall, service of| fleer; Dan Burge, post adjutant. Late Bulletins — LITTLE ROCK «V-The Corps of Engineers office here today said opening of bids has been delayed for two buildings at the proposed Blytherille Air Force Base. Bids were to he opened on July 30. District Engineer Col. T. 1. Hayes said the postponement is caused by a slady of fuel to be used for heating (he buildings. Boat Victim Still Critical Inside Today's Courier News • - Hollywood moves in on .lam- borec and Scouts love it...Page 2. ...Panic In Eddy Gllmorc...Page 5. ...Brooklyn pitching, Steve Bllko and Monte Irvln, all Improving. . .Sports.. .Pages 6 & 7. ...ROK army's emrrgencr a* «.il fighting unit Is miracl by Don Whitehall...Page I). MANILA — Alford Bacon, Manila resident seriously injured in outboard motorboat collision on Big Lake Sunday afternoon remained In critical condition in Ration's Hospital here today. Mr. Bacon sustained a skull contusion and severe chest injuries in the accident which occurred as | two boats hit while racing on the : lake floodway. He was reported in critical condition Immediately following the accident, and has remained on the critical list since that lime. Cherry Asks Aid 'Tj— Although i LITTLE ROCK recent rains have broken the month drought,. Gov. Cherry still thinks all 75 Arkansas counties , in lhc 1)Ut , t submitted " b St a,U e " 8lWe '° r fedCral d ™' E -""— The governor said yesterday that the rains have not relieved the WASHINGTON W—The State Department has closed down a dozen U. S. consulates in widely scattered points over the globe and is planning to put a still larger number out of business. The announced reason is economy enforced by Congress, with n j prospective cut of nearly a third ' " Presl- Optometric Clinic Work Begins Here Dr. J. C. Guard. Blytheville optometrist, announced this morning- that excavation work began yesterday on the corner of Main and Fifth preparatory to the construction of an optometric clinic. The new clinic, facing Fifth Street, will be constructed of Roman brick and furnished with new equipment throughout. The portion j of the lot not occupied by the clin- j ic will be used as a parking area. The building will be finished for occupancy by the first of next i year by Drs. J. C. and J. L Among the latest ordered closed is the consulate at Gibraltar, which has been looking after American damage caused by the 53-day dry ^doT snipplnTandI 1mm/™ spell. Thirty-five counties have been | declared eligible ta participate in j the federal program, which pro- i vldes low cost livestock feed. Blytherille Library To Be Closed Week The Blytheville Public Library will be closed for one week beginning July 27, to give the personnel a. vacation, it was announced this morning by Mrs. Ira Gray, librarian. Th« library will reopen Aug. 3, Killer's Cat Killed LONDON W'/—A cat belonging to John Christie, strangler, of women who was hanged' last Wednesday, was executed today. The reason given by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was that Christie's cat wus too mean to live with anyone. Bush Appointed LITTLE ROCK W-Gov. Francis Cherry today appointed David D. Bush of Cotlor. riant to the Bonrd iof Con' ,)f the Negro Boys In-i affairs at this crossroad for nearly 159 years. Series Starts on Life Inside Moscow The Courier News today carries the first of a four-part analysis on the Russian situation by a man in a position to know. Eddy Gilmore, a Southerner who for 11 years served as Associated Press correspondent in Moscow, and who married a dancer there, has only recently been allowed to bring his family to this country. In the first article of his series, appearing on Page 5 of today's Courier News, Qilmore gives an Inside view of the background and possible Implications of lin- n-cent fluctuations In thp Kremlin. moving of the optometric offices. Weather ARKANSAS—Considerable cloudiness with occasional showers this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. No important temperature changes MISSOURI—Considerable cloudiness tonight and Wednesday; scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight and in east Wednesday., little change m temperature; low tonight generally near 70; high Wednesday 85-9,0. Maximum yesterday—98. Minimum yesterday morning—«4. Sunset today—7-.10. Sunrise tomorrow—5:03. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—01. Prcclp. last 24 houri to 8:30 p.m. je«- erday—non«. Prcclp. Jan I to dnt«—30.<9. Thll Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—7S. Maximum yesterday—B7. Prcclp. J»a. 1 to <Ut«—M«,

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