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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOCTJHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVIII—NO. 77 Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Daily New§ Mississippi Valley Leader Biythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNK 21, 1952 TEN PAGES City Council to Get Petitions for New Utility Referendum The Blytheville Citizens Committee last night voted to «ubmit to the mayor and City Council petitions bearing signatures of at least 5055 residents who want another special election called on purchase of the water company as a means of financing sewer improvements here. + Petitions signed by SOS residents were turned in lust night at the second meeting of the Citizens Committee since it was formed June 11 to seek out ways of solving the city's sewer problem. There may be other signatures added before the petitions reach | Mayor Dan Blodgett and the Council. James R. Deal, committee chair- MVfe I ' man. said several petitions were not ^P^PJ Al 1C returned last night. It also was de- p £j I |^JV^ cided in voting to submit the pe- * _ titions to city officials that any signatures available prior to actual submission could be added. Any action on the petitions must be taken by the Council by July 25. when the city's option on the , . . water company expires. ReDQtriatlOn Although invited to last night's • meeting, the mayor and aldermen were _not present. Mayor Blodgett. howe^r, has been confined to his home^rnost of the past two days j with a cold. The petitions ask the Council to rep.dopt Ordinance 26 (calling lor purchase of the water company and a $1,3000.000 bond issue to finance it) and re-submission of it to the during ' voters Tr >e ordinance was rejected 746-503 in a special election June 10. Purchase of the Blytheville Wa- U N Officers Startle Reds Reveal Russia Liked Voluntary SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEHT8 Lightning, Tornado, 102-Degree Heat—All in a Days Weather Here Lightning that struck a downtown building- here, a baby twister near Armovel and 102-degree heat. Combined with rainfall that ranged from a brief shower here to heavy rain in parts of South Mississippi County, this was the meteorological hash served this arcn yesterday by the weatherman. Tough Filipino Troops Halt Savage Attack by Chinese By GEORGE McARTHUR MUNSAN, Korea (AP) — . United Nations truce negotiators told the startled Communists today that Russia favored voluntary repatriation of prisoners World War II. The Korean armistice talks are deadlocked by Communist demands for return of all Allied-held prisoners, even those unwilling to go home. Maj. Gen. William K. Harrison reminded the Reds they had expressed "contempt for any nation" supporting the principle of no forced repatriation. The senior Allied negotiator declared: "It may therefore come as a surprise to you if I inform you that this principle has been utilized by Ihe Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a nation for whom, your governments have upon occasion expressed great admiration." • The Communists had no answer to this, but they demanded another session tomorrow at 11 a.m.- <9 p.m. Saturday EST>. Today's 30- minute no-progress session at Pan-| 31 The dire need for an improved munjom ended a three-day Allied- [ sewer system, and especially the problem ter Company has been proposed as a means of providing revenues with which to pay for sewer improvements. Black and Vealch Report Cited Last night's informal session— atlende dby only 22 persons—followed three major lines: 1) Discussion of changing por^' lion.s of Ordinance 526 prior to any new election. Revised phrasing of portions of the ordinance were discussed but -no action was taken. 2> Urging by County Sanitary Engineer William Mitchell that thu city act ''as a whole" to obtain a central disposal plant regardless of j method. He said the sewer report submitted more than a year ago by Black and Veatch, Kansas City engineering firm, answered most oC the questions now being raised. -, v" imposed recess. ., "Rather Surprised" ! Britf. Gen. William Nuckols, the official United Nations spokesman, > told reporters North Korean Gen. Nam II, the chief Red delegate " looked up from his papers with a "rather surpiscd" expession at the mention of Russia. "Nam then looked around sort of quizzically, first to North Korean Gen. Lee Eang Jo on his left and then to Chinese Gen. Hsieh P'ang on his right," Nuckols related. He KB id Nam II "appeared to be paying an unusual amount of attention" as Harrison told of two occasions when Russia used the principle of voluntary repatriation. On January 8, 1943, Harrison •aid, the Soviet Army command offered "life and security" and re- pcted by location of an I overloaded spetic tank about 100 j yards .south of the new high school. 4) Disappointment at the lack of Interest being shown by citizens in the sewer problem, and speculation See COUNCIL on Page 10 Yesterday's 102-degrce high made it a dozen days in a row that Bly- jj theville residents have .sweltered under 100-plus temperatures. And the Weather Bureau could of/er no encouragement this morning. "Little change In temperature, the forecast read. Last night's low was a warm 7*7 degrees. The small tonmrio lliafc cut through about a mile of countryside Just west of Armorel yesterday afternoon collapsed power line and telephone poles for almost a mile along the north eciye of East Highway 18. The swirling winds destroyed an empty tenant house, relocated mi- other one, damaged the Armorrl Timers' baseball park cmd collapsed j a large barn on a farm operated bv Eric Waddell. Negro Is Injured One person was injured. He was Matt Lewis, Negro tractor driver who had sought shrher in the barn when the tornado appeared, The farm on which Ihe barn is located Is owned by Joe Nelson of Memphis. Another Negro, Willie Lcc. and a white youth, Solon Dobbs, Hi, who were working in a nearby field, also; ran to the barn but escaped injury.! Lewis was taken to a ho^uitiu here, where attendants this morning said he suffered "multiple contusions and abrasions of the face, shoulder and knee." His condition Is not critical. Among the others who witnessed the tornado were La veil Kelly. 17, Wilburn Palmer, 16. and Damon Karris, 15, all of Biythevllle; Gene Bradley. Blytheville attorney; and the Carl Johnson family. The wind ripped the flue from the roof of the Johnson house nnd Lorna Horm-r Ltntla 1'avlor Biytheville Girl Drowns In Colorado Stream Lorna Esther Homer. H-ycar-old daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Jess Homer of Biythevllle. drowned yesterday near Basalt. Colo., when the station wagon which she was driving plunged off a ledge into a swift mountain stream. ' 'Beeted-UpReds Beaten in Five Fierce Hours SEOU L, Korea (A I?) — Toiijfh Filipino infantrymen using bayonets ami grenades today blunted the initial thrust of a beefed up Chinese regiment attacking on a 3- inile sector in Western Korea. The Filipinos and U.S. 45th Division infantrymen beat back charge after chai'ire in five hours of savage fighting to force the Chinese to withdraw. Objective of the Reds was "T-Burie Hill" defended by thc Philipinos' li)th Battalion combat team and nearby key peaks west of Chorwon. The Reds threw tanks and artillery into the battle. An estimated 3.000 to 4.000 Chinese foot soldiers smashed against Allied po- .. . . threw a farm trailer ni*nhisl a car Hnrner to Colorado, and were vaca- Weather partly cloudy and not much change PARTLY CLOUDY night and Sunday. Minimum this morning—77. Maximum yestcday—102, Sunset today—7:16. Sunrise tomorrow—4:-17. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m. turn to Gemany or any country desired at the end of the war, to German soldiers surrounded at Stalingrad, if they would surrender to the Red Army. On another occasion, the Allied i ~ trace ' .... i Tolal precipitation since Jan negotiator continued, surrendering j _, 0 60 German troops in the Budapest area wee guaranteed return to jrGermany or any olher country. Harrison said Ihe official publication of the Institute of Law of the USSR's Academy of Sciences described the Budapest guarantee ; "an act expressing the highest I parked in (he yard. Portions of the fence and bleachers at the Armorel ball park were strewn across the highway. Most of the power line and telephone poles fell onto the highway, slowing Iraffic. Gets "Free Ride" Hex Melzger. 17, son at Mr. ami Mrs. Taft MeUger of Armorel. was driving a tractor when the twister appeared. He look shelter in an empty tenant house, but got a "/: 'A scare" when the tornado the house off its foundation. Linda Taylor, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harman Taylor of B)ytheville, who wjis also" in the station wagon at the time of the accident. m;ma(;ud to swim io .shore in the swift current. The two girls had accompanied Mr. and Mrs. turned it several yards away. Phone and electric service around and deposited \\ ills- loning on a ranch. The two girls had becti to the poslotTici* immediately proceeding the accident, and had been forced to take an unfamiliar road on Iheir return when a bridge washed out on tbe regular route, Mr. Taylor told ihc Courier News today. After tbe station wagon fell inlo the stream, both girls were able lo get out -.f the vehicle, Mr. Taylor said. 1 , ... who was swimming to shore. . ~ v Ijirna on a rock in Ihc stream, mil when she was able to look again Lorna had disappeared. I.IGHTXING STRIKES TWICE—This chimney on the roof ot Phillips Motor Company was riddled by a boll ol lightning that first struck the police radio tower at Walnut and Railroad, then jumped across to the motor company. Bricks were wrenched from tlie stack, and some were scattered for a distance of 30 feet in an alley at the rear of the building. The lightning struck about 3 p.m. yesterday. The rivers in Ihe urea are swollen and the stream was out- of its banks Wiight of I accord- 1 Bud Wilson. Merchants Asked To Concentrate Bargain Sales Inside Today's Courier News . . . Paratyphoid cases don't jus- lif.y panic . . . editorials . . . Page 8. game act of hutnanitar Mean temperature (midway between hU:h and 5ow)—83.5. Normal mean temperature for June— 78. This Date I.asl Year Minimum this morning 77. Maximum yesterday—9J. F'recipitation January l to this Mel Ha.v In grid All-Stir . . Sports . . . Tage 5. . . . State Department checks rumored visit to Russia by Laltt- niore . . . Page 10 ... (date—23.71. Merchants were asked yesterday to concentrate their bargain sales on Wednesdays to provide the most savings possible on that day. In a meeting yesterday the Bl^- theville Value Days committee.! sponsored by the Merchant's Divi-' sion of the Chamber of Commerce, asked businessmen to put all possible "specak" on during the Value Days program Two of ttie days have ! Segregation Suit bren held, and 10 more are soiled- | uled for Ihis summer. .1. C. Edwards. Committee chairman, said a breakfast meeting for participating merchants will he held al Noble Hotel at 7 a.m Tuesday (o discuss ways of improving the promotion. rupted by the twister were rcstor- at " 10 lime ° f tlln accident, ed in a little more than an hour. About 12 power line and eight telephone poles were blown down. Followed by a resounding clap of thunder, lightning bounced off Ihe police rado tower yesterday af- tenoon and struck the chimncv on the Phillips Motor Company building. Bricks from the chimney were sent flying about 30 feel. A small fire near the roof that followed the lightning bolt was quickly extinguished by firemen. Only a light shower fell here yesterday, but heavy rains accompanied the tornado at Armorel. Heavy rains were reported at Victoria and Hightower In South Mississippi County. ing to information received here. An Associated Press dispatch said today that the stream, the Frying Pan River, is located a mile cast of Hasalt. The report also said a carload of fishermen, who were following the slat ion wagon stepped when the accident occurred and swam into the r'ver iti an attempt to save the girls. One man was said to have reached Lorna. bill she slipped from his grasp. Searchers were dragging the .stream today In an effort lo locate the body, which has not yet been recovered. ETvcry bridge along the river between Basalt and Glen wood Springs. Colo., wt.s manned by watchers, according lo the press dispatch. L/irnn is stimvcd by her parents: «. sister. June. 7, three aunts: Miss Mabel Hogan and Mrs. Gene Hood of HlytheviHe and Mrs. Cro-jkott Manila: and an uncle, sitions. More than 5.000 founds of Com- munifit artillery and mortar firs pounded into U. N positions. It was one of the heaviest barrages of the war on a single sector. In the curly stages of the fight some Allied units were cut off. They battled (he Reds hand-*o- hnnd antl threw them back. Before dawn the mauled Chinese Tviey began to pull Union and Management Officials in New York .N'liW YORK M>i-The appearance here of sonic top steel management and umun figure.-; yesterday aroused speculation today that efforts i were undertaken to resume direct negotiations in the 10-day steel strike.! EL DORADO. Ark. l/P.—An anti- segregation suit was filed in Federal court here yesterday against Bearden School District No. 53. II charges that separate schools Tor white and Negro students violates 'he Federal constitution. By Thc Associated Press Summer got a wet reception over wide areas ol the nation And it was a rather cool greetin: to the new season in many sections. There wore showers, thunderstorms and thundersrtualls in the midwest as the 1952 summer season officially started at 5:13 a.m. The stormy belt covered parts of Iowa, | Illinois, Nebraska. Kansas and Mis' souri. Showers and 'hundi'r.^torms also hit areas from the Ohio Valley northeastward lino Pennsylvania and New Yorl:. while thuixlrr- showers struck in the Gu!f st:""s. Other wet spots were in the Pacific See WKATIIKH on 1'anc 10 an declared meeting be- An indu,!iy spokes there had been no tween Ihe two groups. He would not deny, however, they may have been in touch by tete- ^^ phone. But he said lie knew of ioriaVi" 0 plruls (or on y meeting in ihe ' J '! near Inline. One source had snld: "We felt we were making progress, but in the end we got no- whore, and we are risht back wbere we slarted from." The s-pei:ulatlfin anise when it was !,.;.i neti Philip Murray, presi- den< of ihe CIO .SteoKvot kers Union, and Arthur Gold).'"]).', union attorney, were in New York at Ihe .same time its HrnKumn Fairloss, presi- drnt nl I?. S. S;n>l. and other slcel sU'cl officials »\KI diUdc time between their New York offices and their plants. had back. The U. S. Eighth Army said 'die Reds suffered 550 killed and about 350 wounded. This raised io moro (hail 3.000 Communist casualties in bloody fighting for the key hills. American casualties were not announced. A. P. correspondent Milo Parnetl reported from the 45lh Division that the ColiiinnnisL assault rivaled the intensity of last December's "Little Gibrallcr" fighting. Filipino troops dllsr in at (he base of "T-Bone" were hit first. Tho oniuslilnq.. Reds'-.closed for -hand- to-hand fighting. They were beaten back. The Red attack then shifted to two hill positions defended by the 179th Regiment about Ihree miles to the southwest. Again the Chinese were beaten back. Another Thrust Stopped A third but lighter thrust was then thrown against n hill position in Ihe center of the line. It was slopped. Then the Chinese threw their might against the Filipinos on "T- Bonc" only to be battered back. American Sabre Jet pilots reported they shot down a Russian- built Jet over Pyongyang, the North Korean eapital. Five U. S. fighlerbombers reported heavily damaging five Red lanks. . U. S. Fifih Air Force headquar- Ibe purpose ol the Murray and | tors said Allied plnnes shot down See WAR I-'airlc.-is routing he ic. nsl.rn-.ibly on bil,me.;s. Other Goldberg visit to New York trom Pittsburgh was not known hero. The two union officials meanwhile were understood to have left New York last ni^'hl or today for Gary. Indiana, for a massmcet of sleolwot kcr.s Ihcre tomorrow. The best guess in steel circles j was that, if there had been any 'efforts lo resume talks, they- nave been broken off at least temporarily. The 630.000 .silking steclworkers walked out June 2 after ihe United Slates Supicme Court ruled as.imst government si'Uure of the mills in a wage and contract disptite. Page -.i^CilV • u •>.. ~^'(_ 2'S^ It's o lucky '.voman who morries o man v,hose mother was o bum cock _ Twister Hits Armorel Area- Skimming over nearby country.--Idp nut misMnz Armorel. n small tornado yesterday left a variety of uan:aar in its v ?ke Pii'-u. N'r>. 1 (l«pi ,<how* what 'ii« led of »n empty Icnanl house flattened t» the twister. At bottom of Picture No. I li the smashed barn on Ihc term operated by I3ric Waddell. A Negro tractor driver was Injured when the buildup rollnn.fd. Picture No, >> ,tn|>. .shwiu, the Armorel Tigeri' nail park '...l:::h IOM : , ; ,,io of ii, :,•„> ur:d in:.Mi..u ; ..i -of to the ulnu* CcbriE !rum the ball pirk is ihovin at Oottom ol Picture No. 2. In <Jn» yard o( the Carl Johnson home nearby cPictuic No. 31, n farm trailer wa.s blown Into « parked rar. One of the nfnily M i»iv4ci line and telephone |)u)M bliiV.'jj iluau Is sliuui) «t /i,;i ,.! J-i, {iii t - No i Bi-llll!<) tile p..f!e is a «rt:;i'/ri of rhc ball l'^t>; rtu^f ln.-i ..vas tdin <nr At iyiTfoni of Pitlure No . i is an cmm tcjiinthou.w -ih^ch »^b pitied up and tuineil around by the twister, it formerly wa? situate'd parallel with the tractor at ilul.i u t ,ili l his at:d the tuiuni hnusi' iii 1-n.tiire No. 1 are on land 'iwi.'il i.', ihe lll>!hfi!i!(. K,] ; ,i,,i in,;,HI :i , U ; rented by T»ft Metier ol Aimuii'i. (L'uiiricr .Sews Phut**)

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