The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 28, 1953 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 28, 1953
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TMS DOMINANT 1TBW9PAPBR OF JWWTMEAtT AKKA.NBAE AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX—NO. 109 Blytheviile Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 28, 1953 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Added Funds For Base Cut \ New Total Is Likely To Be $18,270,000 Funds for reactivation of Blytheville's air base today paused at $18,270,000 in a roller coaster ride through Congress that has one more lap to go before the final amount Will end its dizzying cycle of ups and downs. Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday shaved $788,000 from the §9,676,000 in additional funds requested for converting the World War II training base here into a Strategic Air Command facility. Farmers' Income On The Decline Livestock Tokes Worst Beating of All By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department reported today that farm income during the first half of this year was down 5 per cent from a year ago. It totaled $12,600,000,000. Farmers sold more crops and livestock ^and livestock products than during the first half of last year, but prices averaged 10 per cent lower. Receipts from livestock and livestock products totaled S8.200.000,- 000, or a reduction of 8 per cent from a year ago. Most of -this decline was due to lower prices tor cattle and calves. Crop receipts in the first six months totaled $4,400.000,000, about the same as in V952. The department said the decline in farm income from a year ago has been getting larger month by month. In June, for example, receipts were down 13 per cent from See FARM on Page 14 Burglars Take $1,800 from Nunn Company Burglars entered the Nunn Provision Company this morning before daybreak and took S1.800 from the safe, according to Sheriff William Berryman. The merchant's night patrolman found the front door partially open while making one of his inspection tours and notified City Police and sheriff's office. The front door was jimmied open and the safe burglarized, officers said. Nothing else in the building was reported disturbed. Marvin Nunn, Jr., manager of the company, said the insurance carried by the wholesale meat company did not cover this type of loss. This was the first robbery suffered by the company since it began business in 1937, Mr. Nunn said. Last hurdle for the supplementary appropriations bill, which contains added funds for both Blytheville and Little Rock bases, is a meeting of Senate-House conferees at which amounts approved by the two houses will be reconciled. Sen. John L. McClellan's oflice said this morning, however, that j the senator feels the 58,888.000' amount for Blytheville is fairly certain to survive. Some vague language in the bill has been "nailed down" by the Senator, his office said. The bill went into the' Senate Armed Services Committee session yesterday calling for $9.676,000 for Blytheville in addition to the $9,382,000 already definitely allocated. Yeterday's cut leaves the total at present at $18,270.000. Increase to the almost doubled amount is believed brought about by the switch from Tactical to Strategic Air Command. The 5788,000 cut yesterday was in training, administrative and community facilities. Removal of similar items cut the added funds for LitUe Rock's bass from 514.219,000 to $11.3311,000. Conferees Unpredictable Sen. McClellan's office quoted him as saying that although the Blytheville figure was resting sately today at $8,888,000, it was impossible to predict .what the conference committee might do with the supplementary appropriations bill. No date has been set for a meeting of the conferees, the senator's office said, although it is scheduled- to be held before adjournment of this session. Funds for reactivation of the Blytheville base have run a gamut of cuts and increases as various money bills made their way through the committees and houses of Congress. First estimated as a possible $25,000,000 project, the base and other defense proposals suffered drastic cuts in Congress and Blytheville emerged with 511,602,000. This was cut to $10,116,000 and then to $9,382,000. The figure then blossomed suddenly with introduction of the supplementary appropriations bill, which got its first trimming yesterday. Whether the final amount for the base here will end its dipping, soaring trip through Congress on an upgrade, downgrade or even keel is now up to the conferees. FLEAHOPPER SYMPTOM — Indicative of the presence of cotton fleahoppers are leaves that look like those above. While holes in top, partially- grown leaves are one symptom, the key to de- termining fleahoppers' presence lies in checking for "malchhead size" squares that are dying or have dropped off. (Courier News Photo) Missco t 6ets Disaster Label Pemiscot-'County Also Made Eligible for Aid Mississippi an'd Pemiscot Counties are included in the latest group of counties designated, as disaster areas in Washington, and thus made Many Fields in Need Of Fleahopper Spray Nearly half of the 3,000 acres of cotton inspected by him in the i past three days is in need of spraying because o[ cotton fleahopper infestation, North Mississippi County Agent Keith Bilbrey said today. ROW Exchange May Start Aug. 5 Dulles Plans To Enplane For Korea Conference With Rhce Is Reason for • federal drought relief eligible aid. Mississippi County farmers seeking relief under ithe aid program should apply at the PMA office in the Court House here. President Eisenhower yesterday named 25 additional Arkansas and 40 additional Missouri counties are eligible for the aid program. In Arkansas, the latest counties added to the list are: • Arkansas, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross. Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Greene. Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Lonoke, Mississippi, Momfte, Phillips, Poinsett, Prairie, .Pulaski, Randolph, St. Francis White aid Woodruff. With the Ulead additions on counties in the st^te are not fox diou^ht rrlief * Twenty-nine fields out of 63 checked are in need of poisoning, he said. An application of toxa- phene was recommended. North Mississippi county fields from Clear Lake to LeachviJle were inspected with infestation by Mr. in some Bilbrey running City Council To Meet Tonight An adjourned meeting of"the City Council will be held at 8 o'clock tonight to hear further discussion on the Citizen's Sewer Committee pro- I posal for a "modified" sewer 1m- ' provement program. Also currently receiving the council's attention, and an issue which may come up at tonight's meeting is the plan for continued operation of the housing units at the air base by the American Legion under city control. Nine of these counties have been recommended by the State Agriculture Mobilization Committee twice but have been rejected both times- They are: Bradley, Calhoun, Cleveland, Hempstead, Howard, Little River, Miller, Oiiachita and Sevier Forty-seven counties were included in the original recommendation by the committee. Of these 35 were approved- The committee then resubmitted the 12 rejected counties along with nine others and of these only nine were approved in the list announced yesttrday. as high as 100 per cent. In 12 fields, no infestation was found. Some of the worst-infested fields are in the Yarbro-Gosnell area, where infestations in some cases run from 75 to 100 per cent. The fields checked were about evenly divided between those containing early and late cotton. Mr. Bilbrey ivorrmended spraying "^y ' ' • i" ivi.ich infestation runs higher than 25 per cent. Presence of cotton fleahoppers may be detected, Mr. Bilbrey said, by looking for "matchhead size" luarcs which are dying or have jtiny square falls off^a brownish 'SCG- i.-" leTt at the hrsa of th*'lt*^f, Yerminals of and base of ing with toxaphene, Mr. Bilbrey said, farmers should check the plants for signs of a buildup. Inside Today's Courier News WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles said to:lay the United States will not buy Korean unity at the price of Red Chinese membership in :he United Nations. He added I his country has the right to veto any move to grant the Chinese Communists a U. N. seat. Dulles announced he will fly to Korea next Sunday to confer with new hopper | South Korean President Syngman 'Rhee. They will discuss problems coming up in a Korean political conlerence, and the negotiation of a U. s.-Korean security pact. Dulles disclosed for the first time . . . New rotation policy for Korean troops . . . Markets . . . Page 14. . . . Reds asked for truce, but why? ... By .lames Marlow . . . Page 3. . . . Cholly Grimm needs more heroes . . . Sports . . . Page 6 and 7. B47 Sets New Atlantic Mark ' ..^AIRFORD AIR BASE, England the cotton pianUi|(fl — An American B47 Stratojet, leaves must be j bomber flashed across the Atlantic checked, closely, Mr. Bilbrey said. I from the United States to England I that hi Other signs of fleahopper presence are holes in leaves of top, partially-grown leaves brown spots on leaves. md tiny These holes and brown spots, he said, are just sypmptoms of flea- hoppers. The real damage is to the squares. Prom 7 to 15 days after spray- today in the record-shattering time of 4 hours and 45 minutes. The sleek, sweptwing 6-jet atom bomber, called the world's fastest, whooshed from Limestone, Maine, Air Base to Fairford — a distance of 3,120 miles nonstop — at an average speed of about 609 miles an hour. Socred Music Prograrti Set Al and Ivy Walsh, radio and concert singers, will present "Lest We Forget," a program of sacred music, at 8 p.m. Thursday at the First Methodist Church here. The program \ Is being brought here under the auspices of Veterans Hospital Programs, a non-profit Protestant church organization which provided j entertainment in veterans hospitals and presents free bedside radios tbldisabled veterans. Al and Ivy Walsh are performers on the "We itefc&riber" program over NBC each fiunttay mnrning and formerly appeaHef on the ABC network. - ' , End of 4th Class Post Offices Would Close Nine in Missco Mississippi County may lose nine of its smaller postoffices one of these days. The Post Office Department is checking into the possibility of replacing various fourth-class offices with rural route service. Currently listed as fourth-class offices in Mississippi County are Burdette, Driver, Etowah, Frenchman's Bayou, Huffman, Roseland. Tomato, Victoria and West Ridge. Right now, the department has notified Arkansas members of Congress that it is investigating to see what can be done to replace "expensive, out-moded fourth class post offices with rural route services" in 10 Arkansas counties. I Since the Republicans are in con-1 trol, the Arkansas congressmen gen- erally doubt that they will have much to say about the matter, one way or another. However the letter to gressmen concludes: the con- officially—although it has been publicly known for two weeks— that the United States had agro/cl with Rhee to walk out of the political conference if after 90 days it appears to be a sham, with the Reds negotiating in bad faith. Talking at a news conference, Dulles also disclosed officially that the United States has indicated it would be willing to include in the defense pact with Korea a provision giving this country the right 16 station forces in or around Korea for the purpose of preserving peatje. Rhee had asked such n provision. Brief Trip Dulles said ' his flying- trip to Korea would he very brief and :e hopes to return to Washington in a week. He expects to take with him a bipartisan group of senators—Republicans Knowland of California and Alexander Smith of Ne\\? Jersey, and Democrats Russell of Georgia and Lyndon Johnson of ,1 400 Allies Slated For Return Daily • By SAM SUMMER1IN MUNSAN (AP) — The Allies and Communists agreed today to start exchanging almost 87,000 prisoners of war Aug. 5 and the joint Military Armistice Commission set in motion machinery for enforcing the day-old Korean armistice. Highway Group In E. Arkansas Seek Loyalty Of State's Employes PARAGOULD (AP) — The Arkansas Highway Commission left here today on the last leg of its two-clay junket into east Arkansas; seeking loyalty from its employes and free road rights-of-way from the counties. Highway Director Herbert Eldridge and Chairman Raymond Orr said personnel matters had priority over roadmapping and rtghts-of- way problems on yesterday's visit to Wynne, Jonesboro, Paragould, and today's trips to Batesville and Newport. Orr told highway personnel'. "We want your loyalty. We need it." EIdridr<e assured the employes of Districts 1 and 10 that "you do not need to know some politician to help you keep your job. "Don't Worry . . . Work" "Your Job is out on the road. That is where it will be determined whether you keep it. If you deliver j the work that is expected of you, i you will have nothing to worry Dulles said he had invited them | about in staying on the Highway to go. He also pointed out that the Senate will have to ratify any treaty negotiated. The United States may press for a U. N. delegation to the Korean peace conference made up exclusively from among the 17 notions which actually fought the Communists. This was reported unaer consid- eraption today after Sen. Knowland told the Senate "we must not allow j Department payroll. At Wynne, Eldridge told a Chamber of Commerce group that they could expect a 14-mile strip of Highway G4 to be contracted for within 10 months or a year. He was assured that the right-of- way would be provided free of cost to the state. At Jonesboro, attorney Hebert McAdams said free right-of-way "Please understand that none of \ neutrals who sat out three years j seemed assured in Craighead these post offices will be discontin- i ° ! war" to have a decisive voice i County's portion of a 21.9 mile ued and service replaced until you 1 '" 'he peace talks, due to begin j stretch between Caraway and Bcas- ' • " ' ley In Poinsett County. The commission has offered to pave the stretch, providing the right-of-way is furnished. Chief Engineer Alf E. Johnson, V. E. Scott, Eldridge's administrative assistant, maintenance supervisor A. G. Rives, engineer E. L. Wales, supervisor G. E. Nunnally and engineer J. C. Perkins accompanied the commissioners. The group will return to Little Rock tonight. Once the long-awaited prisoner exchange gets under way,' the Reds will free aabout 400 men daily at Panmunjom. The II. N. Command said it will deliver about 2,760 daily, including 360 sick and wounded. Detailed prisoner exchang* plans were adopted by the military armistice committee for prisoner exchange as five different tl-ude bodies; gathered in Panftiun- jom. Maj. Gen. Blackshear M. Bryan, who heads the Allied team on ths joint military commission, described the first meeting of the group' Tuesday as "like walking a tightrope." Bryan said the u. N. Command was ,ready to start exchanges prisoners this week, but he doubted if! the Reds would be tble to begin that swiftly. The Aug. i data was announced later. The 1 commission meets again at 11 a. in. Wednesday. , Other Developments These other developments punctuated the first full day of th« Koredn armistice: 1. Allied and Red forces began pulling back about V/ t miles from the battlefront to create a "/ 2 - mlle-wide buffer zone. They blew up front-line fortifications. The U. Ml also began evacuating key islands off both North Korean coasts. 2. South Korean President Syng- man j Rhee said he had received assurances that if (the postwar political conference breaks down, the ]6 United Nations with forces in Kfirea '.' are determined to fight wilhius jointly in a complete unity of purpose." Rhee made the state- menf in i message to his nation. ! i 3. i Polish and Czech officers ' reportedly were traveling from the Red China capital, to Panmunjom, where they will take up posts on the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission. Swiss and i 'Swedish delegates, now in Tokyo, were due within 48 hours. The; commission will police See TRUCE Page U the Weather have had an opportunity to discuss i within 90 days. individual cases with us." Hep. Mills commented wryly that. "We can discuss it but we probably can't do anything about it." Some members of Congress think The U. N. General Assembly has been summoned to meet Aug. 17 to receive a formal report from the U. N. Command on the Korean ar- i mistice. It will have the responsibility of deciding the site for the the maneuver is merely political- j ,, oljtical conference with The"corn"that the Post Office Department has j munists to try to work out hit upon a device to get rid of some I manent Korean peace Democratic postmasters and replace j It will also consider them with Republican rural mail and composition of the U. N. dele- per- settlement. an agenda See POST OFFICES Page 14 gallon. ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloupy • and continued warm thii ,. aftetnoen. tonight and Wednesday. k\ MISSOURI _ Mostly fair tonight Kl and Wednesday except few thunder- I \ showers extreme north late Wed-' nesday; continued hot and humid, low tonight 70 high Wednesday 95102. Maximum yesterday— 98. Minimum ycsterdiiy morning— 72. Sunsfct today— 7.05. •' Su^rtee tomorrow— 5:08. • Propli. In« 24 hours to 6:30 p.m. yej- •.t:rc!ay— alone. Mean tempi'i-at'ire (midway between ilyh add low)— 80. Prectjl.< trail. 1 to date— 3-2.21. j ;irhls Date Last Vear lraUt yesterday sterday 1 to date— 26.45. MaxliftUn yesterday — 109. Precip. lion. BVD Items Keyed to Season- With iummer montiis waning, Blytheville merchants still havt several Blytheville Value Day bargain specials to go. In picture at lelt, an employe tries out a baseball Rlove that'll go at a 20 per cent reduction, alons with other baseball and playground equipment »nd some other Items. Picture second from left Is Illled with electric fans because the participating merchant realizes there's plenty of hot weather still ahead. They will sell at 20 per cent off tomorrow. Sleeveless blouse:; for the women, as shown in picture second from right »r» another Item designed to keep you cool and In (ashlon. fcegulnr $2.98 to $5.98 blouses will sell from f2 to W.98. Men *r* offered a chance to pick up wearing apparel at bargain pricei,. I loo, as demonstrated at right, by ft variety of summer sport ihtrt* to be c-n sale for $1.44 tomorrow. (Courier News I'hoto)

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