The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 3, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS roc. Jar in—NO. ei BlytheviHe Courier Blyihevllle Dally Newi MlMliiippl Yalley BlythcvilU Herald THE POMINAMT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVrLLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1952 TEN PAGES Koje Guards Fire Riot Gun Into Prison , Shotgun Blasts Drive Unruly POW's 'Back 7 By JIM BKCKER KOJE ISLAND, Korea (AP) — American guards fired riol guns into a prisoner x of war compound tonight, (slightly wounding four North Korean prisoners defying orders. Prisoners In Compound 604 refused to remove clothing from the barbed wire fence obstructing the guards' view of the enclosure. The guards then opened fire with crippling shotgun blasts' to drive the unruly POWs back from the fence. Two of the prisoners were taken to a camp hospital for treatment. The other two were given flret aid by fellow prisoners. Casualties Raised The shooting raised prisoner casualties for the past 24 hours to one Aidead and seven wounded. One pris- '•'oner was killed and another wounded by the accidental discharge of a guard's machlnegun and two were wounded in the night in an escape attempt. Defiant Red POWs earlier set up » new flagpole in their prison pen in place or one knocked down by guards j-eiterday. "It Won't Last Ix>ns" "It will not be there very long." commented Brig. Gen. Haydon L, Boatner, Koje commander. Boatner summoned chieftains of three Red - controlled compounds. He gave leaders of Compounds 85 and 96 an ultimatum to Haul down Red flags. It was not, disclosed what he told the third POW leader whose compound—02—already had lowered its flags. The Communist flag pole In Compound 602 was smashed yesterday by a U.S. Fatten tank ringed by infantrymen carrying bayonet-tipped rifles. Tension in the hale-filled prison •tockadea remained high as the accidental discharge .of a machine gun killed one POW and wounded another, in Compound IS. Prisoners •refused to give up the body "or permit camp officials to take the wounded man k> a hospital. Briff, Gen. Haydon L, Boatner commander of the prison camps, •xproMcd concern over the num- b«r o( accidental shootings by Al- Hed guards. Two POWs were wounded j;es- Wrday. One "was shot trying to escape. The other was shot by South Korean officer, who was goaded by shouted POW insults Boatner has ordered the Com imtnlsts to pull down Communis flags flying over their compounds Several compounds openly defiec tti« order. Tank supported troop; removed flags and insulting ban ners from two compounds yesterday. North Korean prisoners of Com pound 96 staged a mock funeral. A But You Still SINGLE COPIES FITE CENTS 1 ••- — • - ' - ' -- - - --- -. - - -- _ . _ ^ ____ ____ *j--»- v U<M i*j\j a. »i^v3 r IT JTJ VjEJl> 19 l N««d tht Foot Soldi«r^- ^, . - I ~~ — ~ Power to D °™'nate Steel Produttion at Dribble/ Future War, 'Ike Says' WASHINGTON (AP)—Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said today he always has favor- ad a strong U. S. Air Force and is convinced air power will be dominant in any future war. At the same time, in what might have been intended as a thrust at Senator Robert A. Paft, Eisenhower said: "Anyone who finds out that the ordinary foot soldier can be finally eliminated from war, I wish he would show me how to do it." He also took an apparent dig at —Xr/i (Leiitorial — We're Passing a Death Sentence As of now, the citizens of BlytheviHe. have turned down a chance to assist American fighting men. Red Cross officials report that the bloodmobile, scheduled to be in town tomorrow, will probably waste 11* time here. At noon today, the city was 117 donors short of a 220-donor quota, which is necessary to get the 150-pint goal. How anyone eligible to give blood can fee! good about this disgraceful situation is difficult to see. The story of how blood is being used with great success to save lives in Korea has been told again and again, importance of the program Is all to obvious. And that makes today's report on donors even more shameful. It takes no money, very little time to give blood. Needed are a reasonably healthy body, a civilized, Christian respect for one's fellow man, and a heart. Dial 4481 F 2185 or 2155 now. * * * » Red Cross Is Short 117 Blood Donors The Red Cross Bloodmobile is due in BlytheviHe tomorrow for its third visit of the year, but — as of now— a discouragingly small group of prospective donors will be on hand. By this morning, only 103 prospective donors had registered. In order to assure its quota of 150 pints of blood the Red Cross here needs to enroll 220 donors. Unless a lot of potential donors step forward this afternoon, the Red Cross may still be in short when the bloodmobile arrives in the morning. Bloodmobile hours are from 10 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Prospective donors na} letter by calling the chapter house here at '-'- Wafer Company Election Judges, Clerks Named Voters to Decide City Purchase 'of Utility on June 10 Mississippi County election com n.issioners yesterday chose judges and clerks for Blytheville's specia election on purchase of Blythevilli Water Company. The special election Is to be held June 10. In Ward One, judges are to oc Fred V. Rutherford, Oscar Alex ander, and William Walker; alter nate Judges, Harold Wright, Byron Morse and Paul Mahon; clerks John Mayes and J.^B^ t'ors; In both the b!oo;imot>ile's two previous vlalfc. Blyttiaville's quota of 150 pints was exceeded. %»//, Drqpo/ Pesky, Evers In Big Swap DETROIT (if) — The Detroit Ti gers announced today a 9-player tleai that sent third baseman fjeorge Kell, outifelder Hoot Evers, pitcher Dizzy Trout and shortstop Johnn; Red Riflemen Peck at Allied * KoreanDefense SEOUL, Korea <;Ti—Eight groups of Chinese riflemen pecked at United Nations defenses along n five mile sector of the Korea Western Front in predawn darkness today. er Bill Wight. The trade was one of the biggest In the majors in years. The principals were Kell and Evers for Detroit and Dropo, Pesky and Len- rmrtit for Boston. Kell. 2fl. has been with Detroit since 3946 and led the American League in batting in 19-19. He is regarded as the best third baseman in the American Leagxie. Evers, 31, laid up with an injury ail Benson until last night, sparked ths? Tigers' pennant bid in 1950 wKh a .323 average. Judges f „ Goff Hotel areHo tie Ed Ferguson Bob Barnes, and Max Logan; al ternate judges, C. S. Lemons, O. o Hubbard and - Chester Caldwell cleiks, Alvin Hufnian. Jr., and Get aid Hobsori; alternate clerks, Rile Jones and S. E. Turie. Ward Three voting: will be a Fire Station Number Two am judges will be R. A. Nelson, Ah'ii Hardy, and w. M. Williams; alter nalc Judges. O. E. Knudsen. W. I Whlltakpr. and Prank J. Wagner clerks, E. M. Terry and Jiune Gardner; and alternate clerks, W S. Rader and Winfred Wyatt. In Ward Pour, Judges are to „ A. C Haley, M. C. Cook, and W. L Tisethoff; alternate Judges, Ear WiElon, Floyd Rector, and T. { Edgmon;' clerks, Talmadge Hm and James Pennlngton: and alte: nate clerks, Donald Stuart and 1 T. Lewis. Voting in Ward Four will be ; McCann's Store. A contract for printing the ba lots was awarded to Sam Hodges . Osceola. A U.S. Eighth Army stuff offi-f D " ver /S Fine <* $ 700 CPJ snicl Allied artillery beat back following Manila Wreck all pvobcs t ,f (jie groups ranging in : ; sze ii]> lo 100 men. The staff officer made no esti- nintt 1 of Red casualties or the possible significance of the concentrated probing attacks. I MANILA—Clifford Jones of near j A2anila was fined SIOO and costs in ; Citj Court here yesterday on a j charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating loquor. resident Truman's action In delay- i? an Air Force buildup in 1949. Eisenhower met with reporters L the Pentagon a short time be- ore doffing the 5-sUr general to ree himself for the political strug- le ahead. He and Tail are the ingr contenders for the Repub- ican presidential nomination. A Soldier's Goodbye A few minutes after tha news onference, Eisenhower bade a sol inn farewell to the Army. With a crowd of about 2,000 etching at the Pentagon's river n tranc*. his retirement order! •ere read and Secretary of DC ense Lovelt wished him "an af ectionate goodbye and Godspeed, 1 Lovett referred to the general's services in and after World War r LS "without precedent In the mod ;rn world." Eisenhower replied: "ConiHties and my friends: The informed services of the United Stales are too deeply imbedded in my heart to «ay a final goodbye Let me say, until we meet again— and that goes for all of you from the secretary of defense to the ne\\ est recruit in the ranks—good luct and carry on as you have, in th past. Goodbye." Then "Ike" gave a final salut and stepped into his c*r—a civiliar again, for the first time in 37 year -»s an Army band played "Auk Lang Syne." Politics took over as soon as th military stepped out. The general lunched with lead ers of the movement to win th presidential nomination—Senator Lodge of Massachusetts and Duf of Pennsylvania. «nd Paul Koff man, on leave from the Ford Foun d at ion. Ei.senhower-for-president h e a c quarters announced the genera would be wearing civilian clothe when he left his hoiel at 3:15 p. n (CST) today for National Airpor where he was to emplane for hi first out-of-uniform speech of th campaign at Abilene, Kan. At his news conference. Eisei hower tried to ward off politicj questions but with only partial su> cess. He replied at the outset to a que tion based on Tail's statement ! a speech last Sunday a steady d terioration of U. S. air strength b gan while Eisenhower was Arm chief of staff. TaTt also hit out in last Sunday radio speech at what he called "in fallacies of our land generals." Oi of these, the senator said. Is a b lief that "a war against Russia ct only be won on the continent of E rope with bayonets." Eisenhower took direct Issue wi S*e U. S. WOULD on Page 7 — — -_ _- — — —— ^™ • ™ » « ^^^ m^p M ^V M- Allied Unemployment Mounts Miners, Rail Employes Are Hit By Huge Walkout TB Association To Meet Tonight The annual meeting of Ihe Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association will be held at 7 o'clock tonight In the Progressive Club roams in the County Library at Osccola. Principal speaker will be the Rev. H. L. Roblson of Luxora. Mrs. C, G. Redman, executive, secertary of the association, will i present her annual report. Mrs. Carrol Watson of Osceola Is In charge of arrangements for the dinner-meeting. Traffic Cases Fill Docket 5 of 7 Involve Drunken Driving Traffic violations highlight ^Sur.lcipal Court action here ye terday. - Five persons were fined or fi feited bonds on charges of drivi while tinder the Influence of Hqu. one \vas fined for having no drivers license and another forfeited bond on charges of speeding and running a stop light. in drunk driving cases FIRST ENTRANT—Miss flillie Presnell <second from left) registered yesterday as the first entrant In the 1952 Beauty Pageant to be held here June 17-18 by the Junior chamber of Commerce. Next In line to enter was MLss Carrie Sue Haynes (second from right), 17. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Haynes. Miss Piesnell, 18, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Presnell. Watching the girls sign up aie Louis Lynch, contest chairman, and Mrs. Elmer Norman, who is in charge ot entries. (Courier News I'hoto) White House Eyes Next Act OnSteel;ThreeChoicesOpen WASHINGTON (AP) —A hitter, all-out strike•• shut the vast steel industry dowi light today and the White weighed its next peace move in the six-month-old tin ion-management struggle. Leaders of both Die industry and Ihe striking CIO Stcelworkers Union suggested re newed contracts talks but neither side proposed a date for .negotiations. Final BVD Plans Made: Prizes Set, Band Hired Blylheville Value Days committee of the Merchants Division of the Chamber ot Commerce last night, elected a new chairman, hirer) Slim Rhodes and his band, set up a schedule of cash prizes, nnd appointed sub-committees to work out details for the 13-week promotion. Action included: Adalfo Onajado. $121.25 bond June 11 will be the first of a series of days hi which merchants will sponsor promotions designed to keep Blytheville's business in Dlv- theville and to bring in customers from the trade area. J. C. Edwards ot S. H. Kress Company was named chairman of the committee to replace Larry Kati who had to resign because of business pressure. Three merchants signed up yesterday making a total of 72 cooperating fl-iiis. Just added were Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, The Razorback and City Electric. Visitors may register any time during the day each Wednesday of the 13-week period and eisht cash will be awarded at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Top prizes will be S50 and the winner is not required to have purchased anything nor to be present for the drawing. Registration will be. in any store displaying thr> red BVD dccal. Slim Rhodes and his band will play from 10 am. to 5 p.m. June 11. block in the business district. Subcommittees Include: publicity. Mrs. Si. Kcrbougti. Kelley Welch, and J. L. Westbrook, Jr.: advertising, Robert L. Wade. Jr., E. D. Swaner. and C. M. Smart; control, Hiirlan Brown, Jlmmie' Edwards, and Mrs. Bill Cherry: drawing, Bob Bay, Larry Katz. O. E. Knudsen, and Ridirud O.sborne. •+ Utile.'is the" contenders Vet toeetl er soon, it was believed Presidei. Truman would tnke some new ac tlon to end the strike—because th walkout is costing the nation an its crucial defense effort 300,00 tons of steel daily. Truman had about three choices (I) sil light a while to see wl.. the industry and union may tvccom pllsh on their own, (2) Invoke U Taft-Harlley Law's 80-dny court i: junction provisions against a continued strike, or (31 ask Congress for special legislation to deal with the situation. A high administration official saiit Iliose were .the alternatives Strike If Orderly At Many Pickatt FoH To Surround Plant* PITTSBURGH {AP)—Pro- uction faded to a dribble to- ay in the day-old steel strike. Allied unemployment mount- d. An estimated 26,000 coal niners who produce coal for teel-mnking furnaces have >een laid off for the duration. Thousands of railroaders awaited similar furloughs. The steel industry fell from » lally production of more than 300,00 tons to a tiny fraction of that nnount 24 hours after the Supreme Court ruled the government had no •lent to seize the industry April 9 President Philip Murray of the HO United Stcelworkers ordered its 650,000 workers in basic steel to irop their tools as soon as he heard lu. decision. His men won't work vithout a contract, Murray vowed. The walkout/ is orderly across the nation. The giant U. S. Steel Corp., ealo some of ils plants were not even being picketed. With the Industry closed down tight, there was HUli for pickets to do hut idly pace in front of plant gates. The trickle of production left Is accounted for by firms like Weirton Steel Co., in Weirton, W. Va, and Stcubcnvillc. O.. which deal with li.dependent unions and by companies like Kaiser Steel, which hav» sigr.ed agreements with the union. The steel strike halted Iron ore mining In Minnesota with about 10,000 diggers joining the walkout near nibbing, Minn. Both union and. ,-ladustry ex- ?»''^ ut neither 2r2E.?7 ?v '"s*i*;'^ s •••** Jneel at the ••rgnrnmf? table immediately. In the absence of any concrete move for new contract talks, industry and union souroes see little hopa 'or an early settlement based on any possible negotiations. Skeleton crews designated by ths sleekvorkers remained Inside the mills to prevent damage to costly equipment. Damage would mean a slow work return if and when a new contract Is signed. Workers Are Bitter Union rank nnd file, who have bpen without a contract since Jan. Weather Arkansas forecast; Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight Deputy Sheriff Lee Baker said Jwie.s was driver of a car which misled the curve near the Legion Hi't here and went into a ditch. Four pas.'cngers in Jones' car | were taken to Ration's Clinic here ; but none required hospilalizatlon. i Sabath Has Operation CHICAGO —Rep. A. J. Sabath, 86-year-old dean of the House of Representatives, today underwent a serious operation to correct B liver aliment. fn-feitert: Newt Halloway. $111.25 W',,"" ""il "." "" ',", "•"«.-••• bond forfeited: J. P. Banks, ill 1.251 "' P - V wl " bc_ movedjrom block to bond forfeited; Robert E. Jackson fined $100 nnd given day In Jail on •tfca of guilty: and J. C. McCoy, Negro, fined SIOO and scnlcnccd to day in jail. In a companion charge, McCoy j also was fined SIOO and costs for] leaving the scene of an accident, John McKissis forfeited a S5 bond for not having a drivers license and R. P. McQee forfeited R MO hono on charges of speeding and running a stop light. Other court action yesterday: Ll'ther Howell. possessing untax WAR SI and tomorrow. Missouri forecast: Generally lair tonicht and Wednesday, cooler north and central tonight. Minimum this morning—65. Maximum yesterday—93. Sunset today—7:09. Sunrise tomorrow—4:47. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m. —none. Total precipitation since Jan. 1 —20.51. Mean temperature (midway between high find lo\v>--79. Normal mean tempeitttiue for June—18. This Dale Last Year Mlnimun) this morning—71. Maximum yesterday—99. Precipitation January 1 to date— •068. Chapter Here Granted Added $U50 to Aid Victims of Polio A check for $1,150 to help provide care for polio victims here has been received by the Mississippi County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralj'sis. it was announced today by A. S. Harrison of BlytheviHe, chapter chairman. This amount Is in addition to tton « UNWon'tDrive Red Prisoners Home by Force MUNSAN. Koiea l.T^oen \vil- Ham K. Harrison today told' Com- J reduce'srleectag : tli*. Tf M - ed liquor and driving while under th«: Influence ot liquor, continued until Friday. Jumny Allen, obtaining money imricr false pretenses, continued until tomorrow; plea o/ not guilty entered. Gallon Taylor, peddling fish without a city license, continued until Friday; bond set at $25. Hnzel Smith and Esther Williams. Negroes, petit larceny, found guilty Manila Plans Crackdown On Speeders M A,S 1 1 LA -The Cily Council he-re last night adopted resolutions calling for stricter enforcement of the town's traffic regulations on speeding and parking. One resolution called tor stricter appfjt-ation of an ordinance setting out lines for speeding. These are SIS for the first oftcmc and $30 for second offenses. Speed limit in Manila's city limits is 20 miles an hour. The other resolution calls for marking olf parallel parking spaces In the business district and enforcing their use. Police Chief Lcc- Baker said today he has been Rivini; out speeding warnings for the Jinst month but that lines apparently are needed to being debated at the White House. He expressed a personal opinion to a reporter that Truman would invoke the T-H Act. as many mem- lier.s of Congress have demanded. Other Truman advisers reportedly were counselling against this, favoring the appeal to Congress. . 1. received the long awaited court ruling with bitterness and anger. Many snid Ihcy are not financially prepared for a long strike. , The steel mills have been closed three times since the first of January—once while the industry prepared for a strike that Pre'sident . __ „ Truman averted by his seizure and Truman is likely to be wary of] again during a three-day strike which started when a Federal District Court ruled the seizure illegal. Murray had postponed Ihe slrike five times since negotiations broke off in late December. Informed of the Supreme Court ruling, he said: "The action of the Court leaves the members of the United Steelworkers without the benefit of a collective bargaining agreement. In the absence of a wage agreement our members have no alternative other than to cease to work." Murray issued a statement call- See STKEL on Page 7 The While House was silent on what might be done. Presidential Secretary Short opened his morning news confcr- Sce TKUMAN on Page ^ muntst truce negotiators the U.N. Command will not drive capturcl Reds "to you at the point of a bayonet." He declared at today's fruitless armistice session: "The attainment of an armistice is now prevented only by your inhuman demand that the U.N. Com- Member Drive To Be Planned By Music Group Officers and directors of Ibe Blytlicville Civic Music Association will meet al the Chamber of Commerce office in City Hall at 8 p.m. Monday (o discus* the membership campaign to be held this fall. Miss Cnrnelln Matter! of Clil:a?o. representative of the Civic Concert Service. Inc.. will be present to help map the campaign. Mrs. Jim Craftnn. Civic Music Association chairman, .said the incet- itif! will he open to all persons Interested in the association's acidities. Flames Tcke Negro's Life At Marie mand force prisoners of v/ar to return to a way of life so repugnant to them that they prefer death In Its stead. . . . The United Nations State's Cotton Crop in Urgent Need of Warm Weather Now f.lTTt.E ROCK'f- — The state's cotton rrop is in nrcrcnt need of warm wrather. (he weekly crop report said today. - L Several East Arkansas county Command will not drive personnel' aRcnls reported that r.iiny weather to you at the point of a bayonet." | nnrl cold nights have hnmperctl the and fined $25 each and sentenced lc day In lall. Police Chief Cecil Graves said;,. .. ~ ~T.""~ .......... " '"-" ''•'^•', ------ ------- -- ..... j the N«ro women were charced I !. Ion l M1 P rlscmcrs be returned, j agent, said some Cross County far b rc " ' ' North Korean Gen, Nam T] fused to budce from the Red re-i growth of cotton. W. B. Procter. Cross County with lakln* a purse from a Negro girl on A^h Street. • . by rcc " neccssar v. rc!tt slc P ln 'he armistice mers arc changing to soybeans on half remain with local chapter.'"~ i for lhe rR5t of tllc W- fv en If The March of Dimes in tMs wf 5nouW not nave a single | N raised S11.032.S5. "--I™-™ <.li*|Hor here hits exhatislecl nd the added SI.150 Us w.w s':are needed victims Harrison explained. During the past two years, the chapter here has been advanced {34,700 from the National Fouiida- ° r irenl for polio victims ot previous year;, is so expensive." to furnish care for polio) ''»*'• y«»r, the chapter here fur- for the next 30 days, Kir.; i'i-hed aid for five cases stricken with Infantile paralysis in 1931, and for 40 caseji stricken In other years. Bill- for these 45 cases totaled (10,360.67. Inside Today'* Courier Newi . . . Sports . . . l'j$e 8. . » . Society . . . Pan*. 5. . . . Market . . . Page 1. ... Dependency on Uncle for housing expands here, torlilv. .Pane 4. Sim .edl- negotiations is wholly up to your side. 11 Nam added. At Commutiist insistence another session was scheduled for tomorrow at Panmunlom at 11 a.m. t!> p.m. Tuesday KSTi. H.'ttli.snn av»:nti silt in'sled (h<- 3.0WI arr<-* !ON{ tin o Communists obMii v>- a re scwnmi; planu-d chemical damn* of captured Reds. Nam declined, j replanted and is up to The Allies sa> that a screening j most fields. their cotton land. He said Incle menl weather continues to plague the crop. Lincoln Countv Accnt Robert \V. Srhradcr reported that replanting ot collrm still is underway on some |;<MIIS in that ..lea. lie said ihn An aped Ne?vo was bviiued to death early Monday morning \vhcn fire destroyed his home in Marie. Coroner E M. Holt this morning raid the man was identified as Mmdir r.ucKy. about 70. No rfU- tivcs are known. He was tniried vr^tcrd.iy after- roun at the Marie Ceme'.f-y. Giavc:,icic services were conducted. Cause ot Ihe tire was not deter- agenl. said the crop in lhat area mined but it is supposed he got up Is in very poor condition and there cut of bed and attempted to li?ht was practically no growth during'a coal oil lantern found in the the past 20 days. -.-•-- — Little progress was reported in : t,ee. Poinsett. Randolph, and St. Pr.incis Counties. ~— Insect and disease damage was reported in Drew. Crlitendet). j LITTLt LI2 Woodruff and South Mlisissippl Coroner Holt said. \V F. Cobb Funeral Home was charge. Counties. The report Indicated that as a whole, the cotton crop Is somewhat ' late and piospccls are only (air at present. Il stud labor for choppitltr cotton iiiis been adequate in SOIHP cnun- ot captured Red soldiers and civil- Ian internees showed only 70.000 Soutii Arkansas County has an imporved cotton outlook, accord- of IfiO.OOO held would return to Red : inl* to the report. soil without a light. I Leo D. Wylie, Jeffetion County may h iLnox-ltlns and s.hoi I in olheis Th lifts brcn I yrowtli ol i-otl.on, lepliuitine -and stand In | other factois have kepi the labor ation from becoming critical so far in any area. The report I however, that the demand is jlns up and labor shortages become acui«. 65 VI. Most men are incfined to defend women ogoinst e«ry mon but themselves. - - '

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