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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ife'ijy*' THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Or NORTHEAS'jipilljIfrlNSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOC. XLVII1—NO. 60 Blytlicvill* Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Dlyllieville Daily News Blyllievilla Herald BlA'THKVlI/LK, AHKANSA|j:||pK'I)AY, JUN15 2, 1952 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS STEEL SEIZURE IS HELD U.S. Tanks Batter, Burn Insulting Koje Banners Truce Talkers Said Directing Koje Bloodshed Clark Says There Is No Doubt Orders Come from Panmunjom KOJE ISLAND, Korea (ff^~ Gen Mark Clark said today that- "without qviesiion" the bloody riots un< other disturbances by Red prison ers of war on Koje were directe< by Communist Lruce delegates Pannumjom. The United Nations Far Eas Commander asserted that the Rec truce delegates "directed the upri.s Ings here and the diFObedience of camp commander orders. Lives Mean Nothing "They care nothing for the lives oT these prisoners here, so they are willing to direct them to do all kinds of things that will emharrass, and have embarrassed us," Clark told a news conference. He conceded the U. N. has no positive proof there Is a direct connection between Koje and Panrnun- Jom. He apparently meant liiat no radio messages, letters or agents between Koje and Panmunjom had been discovered. Many Instances CHcd But Clark said: "There are so many instances where the Communist world knew of events taking place here, and reflected them at Panmunjom and BO many Instances where events at Panmunjom have been reflected > here,,that the implications are ob'" ROKOfficerShootsRed POW for Taunting Him KOJE ISLAND, Korea (AP)—U.S. tanks and infantrymen today battered down atid burned Communist flags and banners in two Red prisoner of war compounds and a South Korean officer shot and wounded a POW for taunting liim. The United Nalionsi Supreme Commander, Gen. Mark Clark, visited this riotous island and declared: "The maximum amount of force necessary will be used to make rebellious prisoners obey orders." He said Communist truce nego-on orders, lore down banners and Nam II Tones Down Protests Chief Red Delegate Rails at Allied Handling of POW's By SAM SUMMER UN MUNSAN, Korea W) — Blustery Gen. Nam H, chief Red delegate ftt the Korean armistice talks toned down his voice today RS railed again at AHied handling o communist prisoner riots on Koje Island. But calm, quiet Maj. Gen. Wi! Ham K. Harrison, head United Na tions Command negotiator, said "I have no Idea that it has any significance at All." ^ The Red chieftain used milder tones in repeating liis charges that Ihe Allies are slaughtering Red prisoners on Koje, the U.N. prison! Kurnsong camp island, and are planning to • retain permanently other Communist captives. "Didn't Acl .Mad" Whalever the meaning of the fihange in attitude. Harrison said thc communist negotiators today "didn't act like they were mad at Sec TRUCK on raje 5 tiators at Panmunjom had "directed the uprising here and the dla- 1 obedience" of POWs. The prisoner was shot behind the double barbed wire of Compound 60, which holds some 200 PQWs accused of war crimes. Carried into Shack Fellow prisoners carried him, bleeding, into a tin shack Inside the compound. U. S. medics, headed by Capt. Jim Miller, Washington, D. C., demanded be be given up for medical care. In answer the Reds sang songs and shouted anti-American slogans under the urging of a cheer leader. The shooting look place just after the inmates of compound 60, smallest of the 17 occupied enclosure? on oje, had stoned and shouted insults at a passing column South Korean soldiers. TOW Hit hi 1,eg Eyewitnesses suitt the South Ko rean officer, goaded beyond con trol, broke for (he outer barbet wire fence and fired three shots from a caliber .45 pistol. One tmlle tt the POW in the leg. He twister and fell. The compound reiurnts4~ r tij Sbr iriaiap minutes later. The prisoner. i^-^ 1 .^ 1 ^ cp'nipoifuds w^riV-qmel Xc the U. N. show of fore :oday with tanks find a company .nfantry- Only three compound !le?. r Red banners at sundowi against orders. Two tanks bulled down a fiag- po!e in Compound BO while foot soldiers ripped down insulting banners and set them afire. That operation was carried out in an almost eerie silence. Prisoners in a third compound, statue of a North Korean soldier. Two forays were made into once iristling enclosures. Chinese "and "•forth Korean prisoners, who had nurdered fellow prisoners and de- ied Allied 'authority, stood cowed icfore the combat-wise infantry- nen—some armed with baseba! ats and shillelaghs. They were ordered into the closures by the camp commander Brig. Gen. Haydon L. Boatner. International Red Cross teams stood by and watch the operation. Boatner gave Ihe Reds in Com Se< KOJE on Page 5 NSTITUTIONAL Nationwide Strike Called by Murray in Fast Response WASHINGTON (AP)—The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 lotlay that President Trumini's seizure of the stee! industry. was unconstitutional. Witliin minutes CIO President Philip Murray culled a nationwide strike of his 650,000 steoUvovkevs. In a historifc decision striking down hard Truman's ilaim to vast inherent power under the constitution, the high court upheld the ruling o£ U.S. District Judge David A. L'inc that the President acted illegally in seizing the steel mills April 8 lo head of a strike. This meant the government must obey Pine's order to turn the mills hack to their owners. Tall Assails Ike' In Demand for Air ProtedionofU.$. Strong Foreign P Hy JKKRV T. BAULClf ROUGHER THAN POLITICS, MAYHE—-Chancellor Francis Cherry of Jonesboro (left) gets a bouncing around atop a bucking auto in the shrine parade here Saturday. The wobble-wheeled auto cruised a dizzy course throughout the parade and jolted its passengers with every change of pace and direction. Judge Cherry's follow rooftop passenger is Elill CJ entry of nlytliRville. Gubernatorial Candidate Clicrry and Mr. Gentry \vere an ion g 81 Novices \vho WCMC initiated Satwday. (Courier News I'hoioj It also meiint the Truman admin* t ttultou could not carry through its promise of n wuge increase to the .steel workers while the miUs \uie under (-jovcrnnicnt ownership. Today's high court, decision was written by Justice Black. Chief Justice Vnison and Justices Reed and Mintoti dissented. Concurring with BlacK were Justices Frankfurter, Clark, Jackson, Douglas and Burton. Black said for the court majority: "The President's power to Issue the (seizure) order must -stem nither from an net ot Congress or Jrom the constitution Usclf. "There i.s no statute that expressly authorizes the President to luke of property he dhi here. 'Nor is there any act of Con- rcs.s to which our attention has City Resumes Pace after Shrine Adds Das/i of Color and Noise Blytheville was strangely quiet yesterdiiy and today. A thousand Shriners who had enlivened the city with their color find din had folded their tents in true Arabic manner and silently vanished into Saturday night. It probably was early Sunday Blythnvillo JBjprning, however, for the Nobles WASHINGTON their wives here for the Shrine's spring ceremonial concluded the day-long event with a dance Saturday night. UN Tanks Blast Red Positions 14 Chinese Dead, 49 Hurt in Raid SEOUL. Korea Gn—United Nations tanks today smashed into Communist positions on the Korea Central Front, blasting 48 Red bunkers. A U.S. Eighth Army staff officer said the bunker-blasting activities left 15 Chinese dead and 49 wounded. Tanks operating southwest o inflicted most of thf i a 55-minute barrage Other tanks bombarded enemy po Weather Arkalisas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and and tomorrow. Widely scattered thunder- sitions south of Pyonggang, apex|j' A. Taft snys a strong American j foreign policy must lie built around ir power potent enough to protect his continent from attack and capable of bombing Russia's heart- anci. On this score, ihe Ohio senator said, the administration and Gen. Dv.'ight D. Eisenhower, his principal opponent for the Republican presidential nomination, have ailed. Taft said "there has been steady deterioration in our comparative air power, which began while Gen. Eiseniiowcr was chief of staff." Air Supremacy Lost The administration, Taft declared, has permitted this nation to lose the air supremacy it had at the end of World War II while spending billions of dollars on overseas handouts. In a speech broadcast nationally by NBC yesterday, the Ohio senator made only passing mention of Eisenhower by name but he op pa i 1 entry was having his say before thfi general makes his first political speech in Abilene, Kas., Wednesday. Eisenhower arrived here from Sen. Robert j For the public, there was a pa- , rade staged in typically Shrine- style color and comedy. For ttie Nobles, there was both lun and serious business. For the Novices (candidates to be initiated), there was hazing, heckling, a walk "across the hot sands of the Desert of Arkansas'* and, finally, the fey, of the full- fledged Shrine Noble. lial, Mayor' Dan 'Blodgett was assistant chairman. Commit tee •ihainnen included E. M. Holt, parade; Dale-Horn, load; i Jm R Baker, (See Shrine photo-feature on Page 3.) Shrine Club, was gen- transportation; Elmer,:-,-Worptaft iQii for the .spi-jns cere-I tir ' n '- ; - : C. A.Cunning>j.^"' A ""' =t "' tMiM.. Hupurt Crnfton, i tertMnniPiit committee; •;|tb*feb > Crnf ton. rtiiditoi'ium aiul housing; Loui Isaac.-;, registration; and Billy Stce ol Leauhville, Novices. Memorial Deaths oar to All-Time iigh Record 360 Reports Lag Truman to Ask For Pact liy The /VsoHnled I'ress Mount ins returns on the Men orial Day weekend death toll froi highway crashes skyrocketed to Behind the run and frolic, tin Shriners continued the serious business that is the underlying purpose of their organization—aiding crip pled children, Nearly $850 wns collected here Saturday for this purpose. A total of $441 was collected during ceremonies Saturday afternoon , and each of the 81 Novices initiated 55 Jnto this fund. Between the parade and the Initiation ceremonies in the afternoon, HOME '/I thc Shriners mid their wives at- '} tn '- bisecsl tended a picnEc lunch at Walker of the former supply area. Long ranye U.N. artillery shelled ' 'ominunist truck convoys at least i eight miles behind Red front line j positions for GV* hours last night! find early today. The staff officer .said results could not be determined because of darkness. Apparently 155 m.m. Long Tom rifles—with a range of 15 miles- shelled Ihe Red trucks, The artillery fire was directed by night flying spotter planes. Poor weather held patrol activity to a minimum. triangle Red 1 ' paris yesterday lo start winding : up his military duties before beginning a self-limited presidential i nomination campaign. ICiseiihowcr Illnmccl Taft linked President Tru man, Secretary of State Acheson and Eisenhower to America's current foreign policy. He said this policy "Is maintaining neither our security nor our peace nor our solvency," Tuft said his GOP opponents attack him whenever he differs armed might since tho tore up pciice treaty limits oti her ftel force. For three hours she rollrrl c Temple,. Pine Bluff, the Arkansas; the ancient v..*v nf Hit 1 Imp Shrine organization, am] W. E. Ar- 1 f tjr mns n solid MMMIII of m By JOHN M. U1GUTOWEK WASHINGTON (£•)—President Truman will ask the Senate today for the fastest possible approval of nn indirect military alliance between the United States and West Germany, * The- PrrMdenl's nicies had ready for submission to the Senate copies of the pitcts which Secretary of Slate Aches an riigTitxl, or whose signing he wHiie-siied, in Europe last. week. With the pacts goes a fitatc- n.nul reportedly, emphasizing Ihe art ministration's view that Senate consent to U. S, ratification of the docurnrnl.s prim to the adjourn- mr-ii' of connrc.'-.H is of utmost im- poiS:-,iK-t'. Tvf-AMi-^ of Uu> Umiicd fii rifcs me not vf!"<r tivc until ap- proi'fd bv I he- Srin*n. Italy Shows Arms Sir en In '1st Parade' Missco Free of Traffic Deaths over Holiday Despite nn all-time rmtiona hi^h of 352 traffic deaths for Memorial Day holiday. Misslssip pi County went through th three-day period without a fata accident. This was the fourth ccmsecntiv year Mississippi County hns ha no traffic deaths on Memorial Day. The last one was in 1!M3. when a small j;irl was killed near Etowah when she wns struck by a truck. -Un\y t public, display ol been directed from which such a power can fairly be implied." Murray Would Talk More In issuing his strike call today, Murray at the same time asked, the steel companies to resume collective bargaining. But Murray also made clear that the union still stands, on tho rms of the Wage SUbiliaztion oard (WSB) recommendations of 2G cent an hour "package" set- uncnt, plus n union shop arrange- ent. He said: "In the absence of a wage greement our inembeis have no ternative other th^-i to cease ovk." Murray authorized local union liccrs to make "satisfactory ar- ingenients for standby employes pvoUrct the properties oi the arious companies during the per- id of stoppage." Importance Stressed . Today's decision, wns of over- Iding importance In the contro- ersy — as old as the American epublfc itself — over how great re the powers of the presidency. Truman has repeatedly claimed ic has Inherent power under the :onstitullon to seize a private industry, or take a wide variety of •Uier actions, to safeguard the vclfarc of the nation in time of intlonal emergency. The court SRJd firmly, however, """"" to Con- ]ic President — ;rm )iead of the comn^ancler-in- chlef of tfie nrmed forces, While Hntise SHcnt " There was no Immediate comment Irom the White House although Truman has said tin will abide by the Supreme Court's decision — while saying at the same time neither the Supreme Court nor Congress can take away his powers to act, in an emergency, Robert Butler, St. Paul Industrialist and former Ambassador to Cuba, WHS in the President's office when an aide gave Truman the news of the court's ruling. Butler said Truman "didn't make any comment, at least in front of I11C-" Block's opinion said Truman's [ April 8 order for seizure of the i steel industry "cannot properly be -sustained as an exercise of the Prrsidcnt's military power as commander in chief of the armed force;;/' Black added: "Nor c;ui the .seizure order be .sustained because of the several Tark. Potentate Attends* On hand for the ceremonial were L. H. Pond, potentate of the Sahara Hiltcr nold, recorder. Past potentates present included Judge Carleton Harris and Sam Levinc. All four are from Pine BUifT. ' Gov. Sid McMath also was on hand and wns a member of the degree team that initiated the Novices, one of whom wa.s Chancellor Francis Clinrry of Jonesboro. a candidate for governor. new war matcrinl. murli of ii --til] stamped "U. S. Army." Overhead roared American arms-aid Holhliv- f I ho' witii administration foreign policy{ Alvin Hardy, president of the adding: "They seem to be afraid that n SCR POLITICS on Tagc 5 McMath, Cherry 'Total Strangers' at Shrine CLOUDY showers in the northwest portion tomorrow. Not much change in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow; scattered thundershowcrs extreme north tonight. A livtle cooler extreme north tomorrow. Minimum this morning—63. Maximum yesterday—90. Minimum Sunday morning—6-1, Maximum Saturday—92. Sunset today—7:C8. » Sunrise tomorrow—4:4S. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m. —none. Total precipitation since Jan. 1 —20.51. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—"iG.-V Normal mean temperature for June—78. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—74. Maximum .vf-stcrday—103. Precipitation January l to date Army Paves Way for Eisenhower | fv * nt ~" rhe Ro/es Said __ _' . I r% l • • l»i/ °° V ' Sid ! ' IcM:lth - seeking a To Retire Toward Political War WASHINGTON (AP)—The Army cleared the way today for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's immediate retirement, promising action before lie leaves the Pentagon tomorrow for the political wars. Mnj. Gen. Floyd Parks. Army in-i five-.nar rank P.- general of the formation chief .said the former Army and his $18.761 a year iti pay supreme commander in Europe | and allowances, "definitely will be on a retired sta- I Ki=enho\ver has said he \vill re- tns" when he leaves tomorrow" for si?n his commifision, however, if he Abilene, Kan., and his first out-of- Sets the nomination. In thnt rase, uniform speech in the Republican n is pay and allowances, a.i well presidential nomination race. Orders transferring ' Eisenhower to inactive status, after 37 years in uniform, will he handed him at a-brief ceremony following his final report to his military superiors on his second supreme command in Europe. This will free the Rcneral. Park.s said, to campaign actively for the OOP nomination, if he v,ir,lus, al- i chief though Eisenhower will retain htsMrotti his use of three army aides, would cease. The five-star general started his last full day of active duty with a call at Walter Reed General H<y>- piUl—he's bern .<=uflerin;r from conjunctivitis, or pink eye. but the ailment has been responding to treatment. At, the hospital he called on Gen. Hoy I S. Vandenberg, Air Force of staff, who is recovering a. serious operation. third term this year, and Chancellor Fr.incis Cherry of Joii£>- boro. a candidate for governor, v.-ert "total strangers" here Saturday. A Courier News photographer found this out when he tried to line up a picture of the governor shaking hands wilh one of his four contenders hi this swnmrr's primaries. Hut Shrine officials said "Nn." f-hrfnc rules, they said, forbid Novices—like Jud?e Cherry—from associating with Nobles—like Gov. McMalh, "They're total strangers," the photographer was told—until after the initiation. Afterwards, however. Judge Cherry was swallowed in a crowd of ex-Novices being issued their fezes. Gov. McMath made a bee-line for the airport and LltUe RocV:. The photographer went home, empty-handed and with mixed thoughts about politics and total 6U angers. "i Seen par haim-nra:y the i-; , TJ iilii;i i tl.t- tVn:il^ fn n | v,T>\;!d l)f- a inrntl. 1 - f Knrofirrins this country's and ThundrrbnUs. Ovrr Ihe i, ririn: M'>n (o net on vtirh thc jartcri silhouette of f.ho Knur,n : of lir.kiji^ trermniiy into the Allied 'i-t.'cuni shrieked flhiht a!U:r; s\ mil. flight of Brltish-t-vnc V:mirtirc I"' \ fighters. It was tho time in thc "ix , annual celebrations of the new Re- [ publican constitution th;it the ;iniiyj cculd parade tanks, nuns. ,imi irr- chMiized c-qiiipriK'ii' inM* -ic! of jn.--r rcRinicts ol nv.uehins* inui. For thc f i r r,t time, t li p V,T ;i ps came- off ftaly's new jinrmred brigade, tho. Centaur. Its bic .Shf-nnnn" : nimblr-d by Pr^iUrnr I.ancM !.l- rautii's. reviewing -stnncl !<M- \\r-.\\ r^i hour Previously, the AriC''.r- i l^U- ; tcrir.g ram) was Italy'.s only run.or- j eri brignrle. new all-Unie rccoid lor ihe c eri holiday At IcriFit 365 persons died thc three-dny holiday. This ' lc<:^t live inriTe than \VPTO VzilUnl \i\ \ traffic nfcidcnts tinriivj the four-; dny Memorial Day holiday of 19 r .!>. when the previous all-time record ' of 317 trnHic deaths war. re-corded. Tin- National Siifrt.y Council had | n rountrirs over | 'irc-dif tot! 1iiis vein's 1 c t tir:rm;aiy to j dunn" Oie 7H honr ]v!•.-•• :iy ;(irlli. the. j p rn. Tl'.iir.^fay nnlil iiion would like i rfriv would reach 310. i "'"TIIO Pic^ricut -till insriod ho thr pace. Tin,. The prr.ion.s JiiRli for a tbrco-duy | lht J ^ Ucnt ,t:l 1,n.^tcd ha ,f demomlr.lln B | MernoriM Dnv weekend v.ns 2:33, re- j ^.^^^ ^^^ ^thfr'formi'of violent deaths in- ! . and lhnt n ° budy ~ ncit!lcr Con ' eluding 81 diov.-nin^s and 62 in a ' : variety of accident, made the hoi- ; i-fay toll tin? year at I'/a.t -SHS.' Tlicrc are no authoritative compfir- ^ j i.-ons tor the overall (raffk-rtrown-] iscellaneous lohil. n: , [ constitutional provisions that grant, ^(executive power to the Fre.sUieat." ^\ . "Tii the framework of our constitution," Black said, "thc President's pov/er to sec th;U the laws are frullifully executed refutes the ickM that ho is to be a lavrmaher." ! Truman said May 22 lie would abide by Hie court's ruling and would turn tin 1 mills b;irk to their uv,'ii'T.-. and then ^•.•^: vvtuii hup- \Varnrri thr Prrsi- ri1---n to warn itni:-.;\<'s,> with s [lie Gcrmiin nor tho rnuvt^. — can ta Sfe STI-lEI, nn I\ice 5 BVD Committee I To Make Final Oil Pickets Lose Decision LITTLE ROCK W>j—The Arknn- r-;if Wu])rc'[iie Court held in a 4 to ^ ctnii.ion today Uiat strikiisc CIO oil wi ikt-i? vvrouufuUy pickrtod fhe iii:r-il pbni of fhc Lion Oil imiiy at E\ Dorado. Inside Today's Courier News . , . Wihon N'ews . , . l.itxnrn Ni ws . . . society . . , i'a«e I. . . . Brooklyn back at lop. 1mt fans rye climbing Bosox . , . sports . . . r.isc 8. . . f Arkansas Ncivs Briefs . . . Page n. . . , Markets . . . Pan* 5. . . . Shrincrs invade niythrttlle . . , a f'ouricr News Pliolo-l'm- (nrr , . . I'agc 3. ^litl^Pt r.raijiie sponsors <lesrr\c rnncrnttiLtllons • . . etlilori^Is . . . P.igc 6. Red-Led French Union Calls ISiri/ce in Paris Area Protest A meeting of 3 CT.aiub^r of Con> rji-'ice sponr-ovtd (JlyUicuilc Value n.tys committee is to br held to- nirrhl af 7:30 o'clock 1:1 the Chain- in r <'•! CommeriT r-:;'icr F.rvil plm" ;or a 13-^ie:-: promotion will be miidi?. Fti u i' nj ore firms have jo; ned i n j the HVl) promotion. They are No| b> Ciill CornrMuv. Sher- j win-Willinnis Paiut -Stnrc v . Oood- itr Sfr\ ICR and Osbornr Furni- rc titore. l»AIM:-i '•$-• T Fr.'svh Cor.^d iCOTi Ins rail. in n,r I';i [•!.'•. :k pni'.cst fi'.Miii 1 ;! wroV.ftul crarki Tnr rl*'H;:*nri dov, n fh"ir Kn b:u:k to v, rn fc V Ion'-; V<-nl-T(.' ! out Cif !ri a in fXOVllUY^ romi Th.: . •AW*\ {« l;r -( 'ii ,,i'/:-'i of I.abnr ;i. '.' l-hoijr si nkc ;\ \Vcdnrsday in I,-- <iovernnienrs .•. n tin tho Rods. ii v. .•irk^r.; to ln;. r i\\t' f\--\y after thr t^l \M'oi;nnd—\vrnt. ir,--Uli'. niiiU'O !ll lO'l' :;i;V: iJllllinU Illpni- •iuiiiiUy ignored thi.^ r:£ the COT od chuivrc, howevrr. that the now TIKI ; walkout 'Vill work, by calling [ on rjiilv 'lie Paris ft re a, I ho CCiT j rnn expect fair support from the | "Hr:d belt" of workers .surround-: in;r the motropolitnn district. 1 Tlv?- propo ^cd ttomon^trnfion 1-s t'ct at PIT m tor Antoinr Pin ay';-, \ £o\ finmc-nt in vpt;ilirt f .iou for iis j r,?id,v S.itimEay on Communist | ] oilier Fronrli cities. Police con! li^cntrcJ papers and v.'eujjui^. I La^t week's call was ! insuff follow ins Ihp arrt-.-t of Con;i, le.ulor Jacques Ouclos in \ fhr iniclst of rirtlini; nhk'h wns LITTLE LIZ- and gone.

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