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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NXWCPAPER OF jibRTIUBABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VQ*,, XLIX—NO. Ill Blythevi'lle Courier Blytheville Daily New« Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES . SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Hopes Are Brightened For Quick Adjournment By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) — A quickened pace on major money bills brightened hopes today that Congress would meet its target date and adjourn for the year by this week end, although perhaps not by tomorrow night. Some knotty legislative problems remained, and they could cause trouble. So, too, could a White House request—reported to be under serious consideration—for a hike in the federal debt ceiling, now at 275 billion dollars. Senate Democrats appeared to be lining up solidly against such a move and, while House leaders voiced confidence such a bill would pass there, even administration backers said action might delay adjournment until next week. Early today, at the end of a 69-10 approval of a $6,745,313,202 foreign aid budget. That sent it to conference with the House, which had voted about half a billion dollars less. Ten to President All 13 of the regular government money bills have passed the House and all but one of them have rles $481,569,000 more than the House version. The bulk of this, 310 millions, is for construction of Air Force bases. Other additions were made for civil defense, the new Small Business Administration, and for overseas information, including the Voice of America. ture. Two, counting foreign aid, are in Senate-House conference committees. Fending when the Senate started work today was the remaining one; a 5649,725,000 catch-all measure which carries funds for the overseas information program and for civil defense, among other things. Two money bills, both Senate- House compromises, were cleared to the President's desk yesterday. They provide $34,371,541,000 for the defense establishment and 896,187,351 for Congress itself and the federal judiciary. At this stage, it appeared Congress would wind up by slicing about $12,770,000,000 off former President Truman's budget requests and about $3,150,000,000 off Eisenhower's revised budget. But this was cold comfort in view of the . bleak fiscal picture for the year which started July 1, although the cuts in appropriations Base Money Bill Passed by Senate $8,800,000 Figure Okayed; Measure Now. to Conferees The Senate today passed a $649,625000000 supple- ilna- mentary appropriations bill which included )? 8,888,000 in ad- FBI Nabs Six Tight-Lipped By TOM BRADSHAW PHILADELHIA Iffl — Six shabbily dressed, tight-lipped men were .. . scooped up in on FBI dragnet early may help to balance the budget in I today on charges they conspired future years. I "to overthrow the Urited States ditional funds for reactivation of Blytheville's air base. Already passed by the House, the bill now goes to a conference committee — its last major hurdle. + The bill had contained a total of $9,676.000 in additional funds for the Blytheville base but the Senate Armed Services Committee cut it by S7B8.000 to $8,888.000. As passed by the Senate late this morning, the bill contained $310,000,000 which the House had cut from the original measure but which Sen. John L. McClellan got restored in the Armed Services Committee. Had this $310.000.000 not been restored, the Blytheville base and nine others would have been cut from Air Force reactivation plans. After the conferees complete their report on the supplementary bill, it must return to both the House and Senate. In most cases, Congress follows the recommendations of conference committees. Gas Meet Delayed Sen. MqClellan's office has point- Taken from Homes And Charged Wirh Smith Act Violations Much of the spending this year will be out of past appropriations. government by force ami violence." FBI agents swooped down on the Thus it is not affected by the j homes of four and the summer cot- ajnounts Congress voted this year, tage of another. The sixth was- nabbed he emerged from Trouble Ahead? Aside from the money bills, at j Communist cell meeting-, least five legislative proposals on j Hours later, the six by then the- administration's "must" list sleepy-eyed men were held in a remain to be acted upon finally, total of $175,000 bail and led away and several of them could cause { to jail ceils, manacled two by two. trouble. | Bail was set at dawn in the Fed- Republican leaders, after a con- j era! Building office of U. S. Com- ference with Eisenhower July 20, i missioner Henry p. Carr. listed nine bills in addition to appropriations on which they said they wanted action before Congress ; the FBI quit. The bills and their status: t trade union Minor Executive Joseph Kuzma, 41—identified by Communist party secretary in eastern 1. Reciprocal trade. Both Senate ; Pennsylvania and Delaware—was and House have passed a bill to j seized, the FBI agents said, as he extend the trade act for a year | walked away from a Communist beyond last June 12, but it has 1 party meeting in northern Philadel-been stalemated in a Senate-House 1 phia. He was held in $50,000 bail conference. j for a further hearing Aug.- 6 after 2. Continental shelf. This is a | U. S. Commissioner Joseph Hilden- blll providing for federal adminis- j berger told Carr he consider Kuz- tration of submerged oil lands be- ma "the leader of this group." yond historic state boundaries. It Kuzma, identified by the FBI as had been tied up in conference. a native of Brooklyn, N. Y., told 3. Immigration. The Senate Csrr he couldn't remember his okayed yesterday a bill to permit i home address in Philadelphia and 209,000 refugees and other aliens to enter this country in the next three years. That put it up to the House, which passed a similar bill a day earlier, to accept the Senate Version or send the measure to conference. 4. Postal rate hike. This administration request was shelved this week by the House Postoffice Committee. Business Loans would require "a telephone book to recall it.' Held for a further hearing on the same date in $25,000 bail each were: David Dubensky, also known as David Davis, 46; Sherman Labovitz, 29: Walter Lowenfels. 56; Thomas Nebried, 51, and Benjamin Weiss, 39, all of Philadelphia. Nabricd, the only Negro in the j group, wore a white T shirt. Weiss 5. Small business. A bill to set ; sported a tan T shirt very similar up a new Small Business Admin- '' to th °se issued by the government istration to make loans, and to j to servicemen. Lowenfels had on provide for liquidation of the Re- a blue sports shirt and carried a construction Finance Corp. was sports jacket over his shoulder. sent to the White House yesterday. Kuzma was described by the FBI " 6. Extension of farm credit leg-! as "associated with the Commu- islation. No major difficulties to j nist party since the middle 1930s," „ ._ „ , agree-1 Labovitz as "a onetime Communist party organizer," Lowenfels as "Communist party candidate for Pennsylvania representative in 1940 and former manager editor of the Pennsylvania edition of the Work- by the Army, Navy and Air Force, er," Nabried as "organizer of the 8. Treaties. A series of com- I Communist party in eastern Penn- Senate-House conference ment were apparent. 7, Military public works. House approval yesterday sent to. the White House a bill authorizing $491,595,930 worth of construction merce and navigation agreements sylvania and Delaware," Weiss as with other nations was ratified "treasurer of the Communist party last week by the Senate. j in astern Pennsylvania and Dela- 9. Famine relief. House approval j ware for a number of years," and yesterday sent to conference with I Dubensky-Davis as "onetime mem- - the Senate a restricted version of President Eisenhower's request for authority to send surplus government-held commodities abroad to alleviate famine or other emergency. Senate-House differences are not major. The catch-all money bill before the Senate, as recomrAendfid by its appropriations committee^ car- Sacred Music Program Tonight "Lest'We Forget," a program of sacred music, will be presented sit 8 o'clock tonight at the First Methodist Church under auspices of Vet- bcr of the National Committee of the Communist party." $25,000 Ball Only Dubensky-Davis was represented by counsel at the hearing. His bail was set- at $25,000, Prom the hearing, the six were taken to Philadelphia's Moysrr.en- sing prison to await bail or further hearing. Lowenfeis was seized at his summer collage in Weymouth, N. J. The others except Kuzma—were arrested at home. The six were charged specifically under the Smith Act with conspiring to" overthrow the government. Their arrests brought to 87 the number of Communist party erans Hospital Programs. The program will feature the singing oJ Al and Ivy Wnlsh, radio | At the hearing hefore Carr, all and concert singers who appear on j six kept tight lips except Weiss, officials seized under the act since 1948, the Justice Department said. the NBC "We Remember" program each Sunday morning. The program will bo open to the publia. who asked, "Is this a formal ar- rfinscment?" He was told by Carr It was Just > preliminary hearing. ed out, however, that the action of conferees is not easily predicted. Meanwhile, it was announced yesterday that a conference between ....Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. 'official's arid tfie Corps of Engine? ,;s o.».-SieJ. 'jV".-.'frii?p-!)R«iv-tia::' been 'postponed. ." ' ' • This conference was to have been held today. No definite date has been set. Ark-Mo officials said the Corps of Enginers office in Little Rock was to notify them when the meeting would be held. It is believed the conference is being delayed pending instructions from the Strategic Air Command, which will operate the base. Today was one of the days on which contracts were to have been let for two base buildings. Awarding of these contracts was postponed penning determination of the fuel for the base. In Little Rock today, Lt. Co). Ben Harvey, executive officer of the Engineers' office there, said that although today was to have been the deadline for bids, they will still be accepted and held until new contract dates are set. THIS IS A SEWER? — No, it's not a sewer, but It seems to be the nearest thing to one at the site of the new Chickasawba Hospital, Blytheville's unit of the Mississippi County Hospital. When a sewer will be installed, and when the hospital will open, appears to be anybody's guess. Above, a portion of tubing set up by plumbers to run water through their fixtures leads out a door on the east side of the building into a ditch. (Courier News Photo) Study in. Uselessness: Sewer/ess Hospital Blytheville's unit of the new Mississippi County Hospitals, to be known as Chickasawba Hospital, is the scene of builder's activity now but within a few short months it may lie dormant — a brand new structure resting peacefully in an undeveloped plot in the northwestern section of the city. While contractors and workmen ready overloaded system." labor to finish the structure on schedule, hospital and county au- tho*'iH«r nnnri^r what's to become of the bu^^.tv it's completed. Authorized in an election in 1950, the two units were cut in size to correspond with increasing costs. Fed- Thad Connaily, supervisor of the county hospitals, said this morning that he doesn't know what the hospital can do without adequate sewer facilities. "The hospital is slated to be completed in mid-October, but it won't Red Planes Stream Into North Korea Inside Today's Courier News . . . Holland, Dyess and Wilson news . . . -Page 9. . . . Bums ready for runaway? . . . Jaycees get first win . . . Sports . . . Pages 6 and 7. . . . U. S. may not be able to stop seating of Red China in UN . . . By James Marlow . . . Page 2. . . . Survey will reveal effectiveness of gamma globulin . . . Page 5. President Asks New Debt Limit Adjournment Moy Meet New Delay WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower today recommended an increase in the 275-million-dollar federal debt limit, and there were signs congressional leaders were putting aside plans for adjournment this weekend and making ready to tackle the issue. In the early afternoon, however, e whole matter was still up in the air. Eisenhower invited both Republican and Democratic leaders to ;he While House for breakfast and, Humphrey and with Secretary Joseph M. Dodge, went over the Budget Director of the Treasury , eral funds were used to, pay a large j be able to open then," he said. "I'm | government's fiscal situation with part T* the corj&ruction fo^y,. Th \; ™«falyen makinjjf-iplans to hire per- them. Osceoia unit hu& 32 beds- lift Bij>"v, t^TKiUe unit will have 50, with fa- cilith,? for 57. Sanitary engineers for the State Health Department have said the hospital could not open with sewage facilities now available. Th^ hospi- siutuel with the-'.way things stand iow."' ' * The hospital supervisor didn't pull an.V punches. "Even if the city finds way to Chairmen Named for X-Ray Clinics Community chairmen for the annual series of free chest x-rays scheduled to begin Tuesday were announced today by Mrs. Prances Gammill, executive secretary of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. She also announced locations in the communities where the x-ray clinics will be held. Here is the full schedule for the clinics, including dates, locations and chairmen: Leachvilie, Aug. 4-5 at Rodman's Clinic, Mrs. T. N. Rodman; Manila, Aug. 6-7 at Legion Hut. Mrs. Hulen Faulkner; Blytheville. Aug. 1018 at Tuberculosis Association office, Mrs. Harrell Davis; Armorel, Aug. 19 at Armorel Store, Mrs. R. W. Nichols; Dell, Aug. 20 at Dell Drug Store, Mrs. Ed Hardin; Lux ora, Aug. 21 and 24 at Luxora Theater, Mrs. R. L. Houck. Kelser, Aug. 25 at Reiser Supply, Mrs. James Polk; West Ridge, Aug. 26 at West Ridge Store, Mrs. Charles Ellison; Osceola, Aug. 27- Sept. 1 at Planters Bank, Mrs. P. D. Johnson; Wilson. Sept. 2 at Wilson Tavern, Mrs. G. B. Craven; Dyess, Sept. 3 at Dyess Drug Store, Mrs. J. C. Thames; and Joiner, Sept. 4 at Ben Butler Co., Mrs. B.. L. Smith. tal must have the approval of the opens," department before it can operate, that an Today, Dr. J- T. Herron, 'state health officer, said from Little Rock thfi't "as far as I know, officials have not made proper arrangements and it will be necessary to do so (before the hospital can open). Need New System "They have been told this (that j sewage facilities must be provided).! I don't know what arrangements j have been made locally. j "The hospital should be connect- j ed with regular city sewers. Your real need is a new system. In the hospital contract, is a clause to the effect that the hospital is to be built to certain specifications, including sewage disposal. "However, I can see no Logic in connecting the hospital to an al- provide a new sewer system, there will be a delay before the hospital he pointed out, explaining any new system must not only be approved ai"i contracted for. but actually in operation before the hospital could operate. House Agriculture Committee Readies Bill WASHINGTON UFl— The House Agriculture Committee today instructed its chairman to introduce a bill to provide for a 22!1 million- acre cotton allotment this year, with no state ,to be cut more than 2814 per cent from 1952 plantings. Chairman Hope (R-Kan) said the action represents a committee compromise of the dispute between western cotton growers »nd southern planters Helen Wren Wins Top BVD Prize First place winner in yesterday's Blytheville Value Day drawing was Helen Wren of West Rose Street, who received 550 in merchandise certificates from participating merchants after the number with which she registered was drawn in Main Street by a Caruthersville, Mo., youngster selected to draw stubs from a basketfull of registration tickets. Winners of $10 each were Elira- beth L. Haynes of Rt. 2, George Sheppard of Rt. 2, and Betty Godwin of Blytheville. Taking prizes of $5 each were Mrs. C. R. Peek. Grace Cahill, El- .mer Croft and Sadie Mitchell, all of Blytheville. The drawings are conducted during Blytheville Value Days every other week. The special promotion days are sponsored by the Merchants' Division of the Chamber of Commerce. Cut in BHA Units Said Formality 14 Not Scheduled For Construction Anyway, Brooks Says A cut of 14 units-from the program of the Blytheville Housing Authority is a formality removing from long-range plans units which have not been slated for construction, j. Mell Brooks, BHA executive director, snid today. The federal government yesterday ordered a halt to preliminary planning and land buying for thousands of low-rent public housing programs throughout the country. A total of 166 unite in three Ar- 'kansas localities were affected, including 14 units here. Mr. Brooks explained that this was only a reduction in a program reservation made in 1849 by the BHA and would not affect plans for 60 new units to be located north and south of Chickasaw Courts on Division Street. In 1949, he said, BHA made a program reservation of ISO units for a three-year period. Of these they have constructed 76 to date, leaving 74 programmed. However, because of land costs ,only 60 of these remaining are (a be built. The.BHA has no plans to build these added 14 units because of the excessive cost of obtaining a site for them, he said. He asked no commitment from th" ""and they left him with the understanding they would consult among themselves and with other legislators at the Capitol. Back nt the Capitol, there was a quick series of huddles. House leaders indicated willingness to take up the matter—figuring it would mean no more than a week's delay in adjournment ot Congress. Rep. Cooper (D-Tenn) said there was an understanding the ways and means committee would begin hearing on a bill Monday. Cooper is the ranking Democrat on the group. Senate Opposition The attitude of Senate leaders was less clear. Several Influential senators are strongly opposed to lifting the debt ceilings, and the Senate's rules permit unlimited debate, Sen. Knowland (Calif), acting Republican leader, hinted Congress may not meet its Saturday adjournment deadline because of "recent developments." Knowland was asked by Sen. Ellender (D-La) in the Senate whether senators still could count on finishing their business this week. The majority leader said: "Up until this morning I had ! felt certain we could easily meet our adjournment deadline. "But in view of more recent developments I would want to withhold judgment." Knowland said he would consult with both the House Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committees this afternoon, and with House and Senate majority leaders. Those two committees would handle the presidential request for a higher debt ceiling. Chairman Mililkin (R-Colo) of the Senate Finance Committee announced after a closed meeting of the group he would call a session this afternoon or tomorrow on the debt ceiling. He said Secretary Humphrey or Budget Director Dodge, or both, would appear and give the administration's position on the proposed increase. Allied Radarmtn Track Fighters By SAM SUMMERLINE MUNSAN (AP) — Allied radar tracked large numbers of,Communist warplanes southward from Manchuria to North Korean bases after the cease-fire deadline Monday night, it was reported today as the Reds complained on two more minor U. N. truce violations. U. S. Air Force officers said the Red planes—presumably MIG jets —were spotted by a big Allied radar station on Cho Island, deep behind Communist lines off North Korea. The story was delayed for 24 hours by censors. An officer said the Communist planes began taking off at dark, apparently from Manchurian bases safe from Allied attack, and were still landing at North Korean fields after the 10 p. m. deadline when all arms and armaments shipments into Korea were to have stopped. Allied planes have bombed North Highway 61 Rerouting Up for Study The Arkansas Highway Commission may offer Blytheville and Mississippi County officials the same right-of-way proposition on re-routing of Highway 61 as It did on shifting the city entrance route of Highway 18. Dan Portis of Lepanto, member of the AHC, verified reports this morning that the commission will discuss the Highway 61 re-routing proposal at Its next meeting in late August. Mr. Portia told the Courier News the commission will discuss whether to offer the city and county a proposition on furnishing the right-of-way for rerouting of Highway 61. A similar proposal was made by the commiaslon earlier this week when it told oily official! that if Blytheville would buy the right-of-way, the state would authorize the re-routing of Highway 18. Furnishing of rlfht-of-way by cities and counties for state road work is based on a ruling of the new commission. It Is meeting with unfavorable reaction over the state, and opinion here thus far has been predominantly against this method. It was first learned In May that rerouting of Highway fil east of Blytheville was home eyed by the commission .to tic in with rerouting of that highway in Missouri. However, Stnlr HiRhwny Director Herbert FldridJC .-aid here In June that Ui« Highway 61 proj- ect was still in the speculative stage v/ith actual construction "a minimum of three to four years off, and possibly as far away as 10 years." Mi-. Eldrldge could not be reached in Little Rock this morning for comment. A.sked about a report that bridges on Highway 01 south of Blytheville were to be widened, Mr. Porti.s said bridges throughout the state nre being studied by the commission as to the need for widening. He said Mississippi County bridges were certain to he Included In the study and some brldqc wnrk may be programmed In the near futurt. West Steps Up German Assistance Now Becomes Round-the-Clock Operation By DAN DE LUCE BERLIN (AP) — The West hurriedly boosted its gigantic food relief program to a round-the-clock operation today as the stampede of hungry East Germans to collect mercy parcels hit record proportions. Defying Communist police terror and threats of reprisal, the stream of needy coming through the Iron Curtain became a day and night flood. Last night for the first time, some relief stations worked all through the night and still couldn't hnndle the crowds. About 200,000 parcels were distributed yesterday to top the previous day's mark by 50 per cent. Authorities estimated the distribution in today's giant giveaway would hit 250.000. That would mean more than 700,000 Easterners receiving food since the handouts began Monday morning. More Stations Open To cope with the throngs, West Berlin authorities opened 10 more relief stations. This raised the total to 00—double the number with which the program started. At the big Schoenberg City Hall station, 12,000 persons were in line by mldmorning. At Wilmersdorf, 10,000 waited patiently in a drizzle. Similar scenes dotted all sectors of free West Berlin. Hundreds stood through the night at Schoeneberg. Extra crews were hired to help catch up with the demand. The food is taken from West Berlin's antiblockade reserves.. It is being replace by a 15 million dollar American gift shipped on President Eisenhower's orders to give relief to the needy despite Moscow's rejection. A baby airlift is helping deliver the American shipments from the port of Hamburg. Blytheville Yoirth Gets Scholarship Jack E. Halstead, Jr., 511 Madison received a $200 leadership scholarship from Arkansas State College Dr. Carl Reng, ASC President, announced today. Local high schools selects the student eligible for the scholarship which consist of J100 contributed by Arkansas State College, matched by $100 from the individuals home town. Russel Phillips was the donor in this case- The scholarship Is based on a student's ranking in the upper third of his class and demonstrating outstanding leadership ability, Robert Moors, dean of rnen, stated . Drunk Driving Nets Fine and Jail Term Thomas, A. Ferrell pleaded guilty this morning In Municipal Court to the charge of driving while intoxicated. He was fined $100 tnd costs plus one day In Jail. A charge of overloading .a vehicle wns placed Rgainst Enrl Hudson. The bond of $30.25 was forfeited. , Korean air bases continually, but an Air Force officer said "apparently we didn't leave the fields nonoperational." To Meet Saturday Meanwhile, the joint Military Armistice Commission picked Saturday as the tentative date for the first face-to-face meeting of Swedish, Swiss, Polish and Czech officers who will police the flow of men and arms into and out of Korea. Red Cross workers from six nations convened at Panmunjom to chart the role they will play in helping repatriate nearly 90,000 prisoners of war starting Wednesday. Staff officers handling the prisoner exchange met in Panmunjom to put finishing touches on plans for the huge operation as the first roup of Communist prisoners landed at Inchon en route to camps where they will await exchange. Maj. Gen. Blackshear M. Bryan, head of the five-man U. N. team on the joint Military Armistice Commission, said Thursday's meeting "went very well—<fulte smoothly." But the Reds accused the allies of two more truce violations. Both involved U. N. aircraft which allegedly circled over the demilitarized zone. Investigations A U. N. spokesman said Bryan "noted the all-gallons and will deal with them the same way as he did the allegation! made yesterlay. : We will announce. thus results of- our investigations liter" ' Wednesday the Reds accused the U. N. of eight minor violations of the three-day-old armistice. Bryan called the Communist charges unsubstantiated and asked for further information. The U. N. made no formal complaint of Communist truce violations. But Air Force officers said the big American radar station on Cho Island off North Korea tracked large numbers of Red warplanes flying to North Korean bases Monday night. Red Violation Dnder terms of the armistice, no additional weapons or armament could enter Korea after the cease- fire went into effect Monday night, aside from replacements. But Air Force officers said the flights continued alter the deadline. The officers said the planes presumably were MIG jets flying to bases in North Korea from Manchuria, where they have been safe from Allied aevial attacking during the war. U. N. officials said all will be n readiness when the exchange of prisoners begins. U. S. Army engineers at Pan- munjom rushed work on construction of a receiving center for Allied soldiers the Reds will free. And elaborate preparations were made for making the repatriates' liomeward journey as swift and comfortable as possible. The Red Cross workers will visit prisoner stockades both in North and South Korea to help captives in their trip to Panmunjom. Staff officers working on the arisoner exchange met for 35 minutes Thursday, then scheduled another session Friday. The first 2,400 of about 74.000. prisoners held by the D. N. landed] at Inchon from three ships Thurs- lay and boarded a train for the Munsan area, where they will be held. The Bis Act There were no incidents, buti some of the Chinese had cut and torn their new uniforms, apparently in an attempt to make it appear they had been mistreated. The joint Military AarmisL Commission, which Is charged wi See TRUCE on Page 5 Weather ARKANSAS — Generally fair t afternoon, tonight and Friday; nod much change in temperature. [ MISSOURI — Generally fair and] continued hot through Friday; lo tonight In 70s; high Friday near 19 Maximum yesterday—98. Minimum ycstorclay morning—72. Sunset today—7:04. Sunrise tomorro".'—5:09. Preclp. last 24 hours to 6:30 p.m. yel terday—nono Mean temperature (midway betwew lilgh and low)—85, Preclp. Jan. 1 to dtt«—3S.21. Thi* l>at« List Year Minimum yesterday morning— Mnxlmum yesterday—1)2. Freclp. Jiin. 1 to d»t»—3W.W.

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