The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 24, 1953 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX—NO. 106 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1953 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Pro-Russian Chinese Out? Split Between Mao, Moscow Rumored By OLEN CLEMENTS TOKYO (AP) — Marshal Kim II Sung, the Red boss of North Korea, was reported tonight to have ousted his chief rival and to be replacing all pro-Russian Koreans in his cabinet with Korean Reds who put Communist China first. —— + There were other contradictory reports that Kim himself had been purged, but there was no way of Chiefs Hear Wilson More Might For Less Money Is the Goal By ELTON C. FAT QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon's civilian directorate set out today to tell the economy-hit armed forces how "we can get more military strength for the effort we make and the dollars we spend." Secretary of Defense Wilson made that statement and emphasized it in an addres opening a 4-day conference of about 120 civilian and uniformed officials of the defense establishment at this big Marine base His comment in an address last night came by coincidence a few hours after the Senate had acted on the military budget which Wilson had pared five billion dollars below the Truman administration recomendation. His listeners included a covey of Air Force gt-nerals whose branch of the service bore the brunt of the Wilson-ordered slash. Wilson led off at the first business session today with a scheduled talk to explain the broad objectives of hit. program for national defense. This was to be followed with a disqussion by Department Secretary Roger M- Kyes .whose major interest is in getting the new I Defense Department reorganization . program into operation. Army Takes Over The latter half of the morning schedule was turned over to the Army, with Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stovens leading the list of speakers. While Wilson plugged.hard at the idea of more defense for less money, he also commented last night that: "Unfortunately, we are living in an age of peril because another nation with hundreds of millions of people and great resources is under the domination of dictators whose spiritual, political and economic beliefs are contrary to our own. "It should be clear to all of us that, so long as we face such a situation in the world, we must be strong. We must for an indefinite See DEFENSE on Page 12 South Korean inteligence sources, who say Kim still is in the saddle, say the reported swing toward closer ties with Red China could be the start of a split between China's boss, Mao Tze-Tung, and Moscow. They call it a fight between Communists trained in Yenan and Reds trained in Moscow, Yenan was the headquarters of Red China's Mao before he took over all of China. Rival Purged Among the first oficials reported kicked out in the purge was Marshal Kim's arch rival, Vice Premier HU Ka Week, Soviet-trained Korean described by South Korean sources as the real ruler of North Korea until Russian Secret Police Chief Lavrenty Beria was ousted. Beria's downfall apparently gave Kim the upper hand in his fight tor power with Hu. Other members of the North Korean Red hierarchy reportedly fired by Kim were Foreign Minister Park Hun Yung, a South Korean Communist leader who fled north in 1946; Justice Minister Lee Sung Yup, whose background was not available, and the ambassador to Russia Cr>oo Yung Ha, Some Move Up - Korean sources said Kim was a "front" for the Russian-backed Korean Reds and, that Hu Ka Wee was the real North Korean boss with strong Rusian backing. Hu Ka Wee entered North Korea from Russia in 1945 with Russian Gen. T. F. Shtikov, Soviet member of the U.S.-Soviet Commision in Korea from 1945 to 1947. Gen. Shtikov reportedly left Hu Ka Wee in charge. Moving up alongside Kirn in the new order, Korean sources say, is Kim Too Bong, a Yenan-trained Korean who was chairman of the North Korean Peoples Supreme Committee. Other Yenan-trained Korean Communists recently announced by Pyongyang radio to be in the cabinet are Hong.Myung Hi. Jung II Young, Park Yi Von and Choi Yong Kum. All are vice premiers. FHA Department Added to 1953 District Fair A second new department has b.een added to this year's Northeast Arkansas District Fair- It is the Future Homemakere of America Department, in which competition between FHA members in Northeast Arkansas will be held in the fields of clothing, cooking and handicraft. Listing of the FHA Department as a new addition to the 1953 fail- was inadvertantly omitted yesterday from a story on plans for the annual event. The other new addition is to the Heirlooms Department. FIRST PATIENT — Osceola's new unit of the Mississippi County Hospital opened for business yesterday — and scarcely had the ink dried on the first entry in the hospital ledger before 11-year-old Ernest Edge of Wilson was welcoming his parents into his room, where he lay just a little sleepy and minus a pair of troublesome tonsils. Above, Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam Edge visit their son following his operation. Seven more patients have since entered, and it looks like some of the "special attention" young Ernest received as the only patient in the fully-staffed hospital will fall by the wayside as the 32-bed institution heads for what appears to be ft rush business. (Courier News Photo) 250 Discuss Big Lake Problem — Delay to Be Sought In Bar Pit Draining Approximately 250 persons, including sportsmen and interested landowners, congregated at the Court House here last night in an effort to thresh out the touchy problems of i Allied Mil drainage and water level in the Big Lake area west of Blytheville. battalions Signing of Truce Seen for Sunday 'Reliable Source' Says Armistice Approval Near SEOUL, Saturday (AP) — A usually reliable source said last night that the Korean armistice probably will be signed Sunday. Official confirmation was lacking. The informant, who is close to the truce talks but cannot otherwise be identified, said only a last-minute hitch stemming from President Syngman Rhee's opposition could black Ihe signing. * * * * * * 5,000 Reds Smash Into Atlied Positions SEOUL (AP) — Up to 5,000 Chinese Reds slammed into Allied lines tonight in two attacks on the Korean Western Front. Frontline officers called the new and Pork Chop Hills. Upshot of the meeting was the district to delay plans for draining *naming of a five-man committee of sportsmen to consult with the Beord of Directors of Drainage District No. 17, in an effort to get the Osceolan Elected District 4-H Vice President Leo Duclos, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C, Duu'v: cf.'.Csccr/I'.V, .'^."..brr 1 elected district vice president of the State 4-H Club for Northeast Arkansas. The elections at the annual state _ _ camp held at Payetteville, followed : ^TcTcharles Vfose^chrirman of the an intense three-day campaign by: board Wa5 ou( , of town tod and delegates from counties through- cou ld not be contacted, he said. the new bar pit, scheduled to get underway next week, until something can be done about the maintaining the present water level in the area of the Statfe Game and Fish Commission property. Chairman of the committee, T. F. (Doc) Dean, said this morning that he hoped to meet with C. G. Redman, secretary of the drainage district, later today to arrange a meeting of the Board of Directors and. the committee. The bc»$rd will be asked to delay au::**g tht'-iiic".. or It- Jpast : -ave a plug to hold water In the bar at its present level until low water dams can be constructed around the hunting and fishing area, Mr. Dean out the state. Luxora Gets New Doctor LUXORA ~ Dr. Eugene Gordon, recently released after three years Army service at Camp Atterbury, Ind., established a clinical general practice here this week. Dr. Gordon, whose services were obtained by the Luxora Clinic Association, a non-profit corporation ormed less than a year ago to provide adequate medical facilities for this territory, succeeds Dr. Marvin heshire, who recently moved his sractice to Somerville, Tenn. A native of New York, Dr. Gordon received his pre-medical .schooling at Arkansas State College and was graduated from the University of Arkansas Medical School at Little Rock in 1950. Arriving with .5r. Gordon to make their home in Luxora are his wife, the former Miss Martha Jean Stuart of Little Rock, and their six daughters. Also named to the committee by B. F. Brogdon, presiding over last night's meeting, were Howard Perkins, Ross Stevens, Bill Brown and Ben White. Commission Men Present Present at the meeting were Col. John Buxton, engineer for the game and Pish Commission, and Dave Donaldson, with the commission at See BIG LAKE on Pa^e 12 Inside Today's Courier News . . . Fat Georg:i Malenkov undoubtedly Russia's real boss . . . by Eddy Gilmore . . . Page 2. . . . News and pictures of men in service . . . Church news . . . Page 3. ... On Mtssco Farms . . , Page 9. . . . Browns sen4 Holloman hack to minors . . . Sports . . . Pages 6 and 7. . . , Television schedule . . , Page 11. Nicholson Cites Teachers' Pay District Is Ready Should Audit Group Decide on Probe ' • Blytheville School Superintendent W. B. Nicholson, elected Wednesday as president of the- Arkansas Education Association's School Administrators Division, said in Little Rock yesterday he is ready for any investigation the Joint Legislative Audit Committee may undertake. This committee is contemplating an investigation to see if Arkansas schools are obeying legislative orders to use at least 90 per cent of an extra appropriation for teacher salaries. Speaking for the Blythevfllft district, Mr. Nicholson said the 90 per cent figure has been exceeded here by $14,000. The legislature authorized district allotments on the basis of $275 per teacher unit. Although the Blytheville district consists of 132 teacher units, he said, there are 142 teachers on the payroll. The difference, he explained ts caused by several small arts, vocational and rural school classes. Mr. Nicholson presented his views on a prospective investigation at a meeting of the School Administrators Division yesterday. Machine guns and artillery raked the Reds for two hours before they fell back: from Outpost Dale about midnight. Fighting raged for 4'/ 2 hours on See WAR on Page 12 Syngmnn Rhee isued new threats to the armistice which seemed all but signed at, Panmunjom. Artillery Active Allied machine guns and artillery tore up three Chinese assaults by about 150 men each northeast of Kumhwa, western anchor of Allied lines on the Central Front and a vital Allied road junction. On the Western Front, soldiers of the U. S. 7th Infantry Division WASHINGTON tfP) — The Little j hurled back two similar Red as- Rock Air Force base received a sub- j saulls against Outposts Dale and committee's approval for SH,218,000 j West View both in the irregular in construction money yesterday. ' low hill arnn around Old Baldy fighting "hot and heavy." It came as truce negotiators were reported to have drawn the Korean cease- fire line in sessions at Panmunjom, a few miles to the south, The Chinese rammed a regiment—about 2,800 soldiers—at one position and about two at another. One of the positions was Outpost Esther. The embattled hills were directly south of Outposts Berlin and East Berlin, seized by the Reds this week from tioops of the U. S. 2st Marine Division. Sketchy frontline reports said the Chinese -swarmed over Allied positions and locked in hand-to- hand combat with U. N. infantrymen. The U. S. Gth Army reported Allied artillery caught five Chinese companies—about 800 soldiers—in the open in the Kumhwa-Kumsong valley on thr. Central Front and killed or wounded 270 Reds. American and South Korean troops overpowered the Reds in six of nine other small but savage battles across the war-torn peninsula. The South Koreans caught the brunt of what could be some of the final fighting in the 3-year war. They counterattacked on four Central front hills lost to the Reds this week, and recaptured one in a bloody fight with hand grenades and rifle butts. Bitter fighting continued on the other three nils near the Kumsong River. The hill, battles broke out just 1 tion prior to yesterday. Several before Sou'.li Korean President | hundred were said to have been Boat Accident Victim Dies Services to Be Held Tomorrow for Afford Bacon, 44 MANILA — Services for Alford Bacon, 44-year-old Manila farmer who died yesterday of injuries sustained in an outboard motorboat collision on Big Lake Sunday, will be conducted at 10 a;m. tomorrow In the Manila Methodist Church by the Rev. Lee Gate. Mr. Bacon received head and chest Injuries in the accident, In which a boat operated by Rice A. Johnson ran over a boat operated by J. B. Brown. He was a passen- Ker in the Brown boat, which swerved in front of the Johnson boat while racing on the floodway. Taken to Ration's Hospital, he remained In critical condition until his death. It was unknown tms morning whether an official investigation would be made concerning the boat, collision. No action had been taken pending Mr. Bacon's condl- The informant said announcement of the signing date could be expected todf.y. He said he did not know the conremplated hour of the ceremony which would formalize a cease-fire in the war, now more than three years old. The signing date probably was set, tentatively at least, by senior liaison officers at a meeting in Panmunjom Friday afternoon. A full-dress session of the main delegation might be held today to approve the date. Rhee angrily denounced the armistice agreement Friday, saying some of the Allied promises to the Reds "cannot be allowed to happen." Rhee's new threats brought no immediate reaction at Panmunjom. where the liaison officers met for 2 hours, 48 minutes Friday, then recessed without scheduling another session The stubborn old South Korean President acknowledged that a truce was imminent and said he is anxious 'not to follow a unilateral policy, if it can be avoided." Rhee has threatened several times in the past to pull out of the U. N. Command and fight on alone. Rhee said that during his conferences with Robertson "I asked him, as a major basis for my reluctant agreement to postpone our plans for dealing with the enemy aggressors, to give me assurances that the United States would either jointly resume the fighting with us (if the political conference failed) or if this cannot be done, that it would back our efforts with moral and material support in addition to the proposed economic aid." "I am sure he is doing all ha See TRUCE on Page 12 Little Rock Base QK'd near the scene of the accident at the time of the collision Sunday afternoon. He is survived by his wife. Mrs. Hazel Bacon; three daughters, Mrs. Pe^'gy Gammill, Janice Bacon and Ann Bacon, all of Manila; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Bacon, formerly of Manila; six brothers, Arvis Bacon, Orval Bacon, John Bacon and M. S. Bacon, all of Peoria, Ariz., D. J. Bacon of Memphis and Leo Bacon of Jonesboro, and a sister, Mrs. Ollie Ma-l hl 2 h fl nd lowi— 32. son of Peoria. Burial will be in Manila Cemetery. Howard Funeral Home is in Charge. Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Scattered thundershowers Saturday. No important temperature chants. MISSOURI _ Mostly fair tonight and Saturday; few thundershowcrs northwest and extreme north lata tonight and Saturday morning; warmer northwest tonight and east and north Saturday; iow tonight 65-70 east, 70-75 west; high Saturday in 90s. Maximum yesterday—92. Minimum yesterday mornin^ 72 Sunset today—7:08. = Sunrise tomorrow—5:05. Precip. last 24 hours to 6:30 p.m yes'. ~rday—none. Menn H-mpiTfUure (midway between Precip. Jan 1 to dfite—32.21. This Date Last Tear Precip. Jnn. 1 to date—26.45, Schools Here Get More Room- Currently seeking $20,000 from thn State Department of Education's revolving loan fund, the Blytheville School District Is proceeding with plans to improve facilities of four of the district's schools on the assumption the 'loan will be granted, according to W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools. Most of the money will be spent to obtain several small lots adjoining Lange School at the northwest corner of the Lange property (in picture at right above). Mr. Nicholson said, with the newly- acquired area to be developed as a playground. "Lnnge has long been in need of a larger playground area," he said, "and especially so since the front of the building was ex- tended during remodeling several years ago. "Several of the smaller buildings on the corner of the lot are uelng removed, and arrangements have been made lor acquisition of almost all the property." One lot, owned by Dr. R. L. Johnson and the site of his clinic (at right In photo at right), has not been contracted for, but pointlug out that the property acquisition Is a Long-range program, Mr. Nicholson sr.id he was hopeful that "eventually something can be worked out with Dr. Johnson." Mr. Nicholson said no plans have been made concerning the Boy Scout Hut (at left In right photo) located on Lange School property. Balance of the loan fund, along with school district money set. aside for the purpose, will go for Improvements to Negro, schools — Harrison High School and Robinson and Elm Street Elementary Schools. Additional room space has been obtained al Harrison High and tllm Street School on South Elm by transfer there of a Building formerly occupied By the Plat Lake School. The Flat Lake School was consolidated with the Yarbro School several years ago, and the building left vacant. A clause In the school's land title at Flat Lake provided that land and any buildings would revert to original owner If the school were abandoned, and Mr. Nicholson recently obtained permission Irom the landowner, a Mlsslssipplan, to remove the building with the understanding that the district had no plans M recapture the school site. This building was njoveti to the rear of Harrison High, where'^i'J it Is now being remodeled (in picture at left) prior to use as a home economics cottage. When finished, it will be "second to none" according to Mr. Nicholson. The building formerly used for Harrison home economics classes, located across Elm Street on the Elm Street School lot, will now be used for expansion of that school's elementary classes. Finally, Mr. Nicholson said, a Building obtained from a portion of the area adjoining Lange (middle picture) has been moved, to the rear of Robinson School on South Sixteenth Street, and wilt be used as a kitchen for the inauguration of hot lunch facilities at that school in September. (Cnurlcr Nt\v» rholos)

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