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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 11, 1953
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP JTORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLIX—NO. 121 BIythevllie Courier Ely thaviile Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1053 FOURTEEN PAGES Ike Calls For New Cuts in Spending Hopes to Avoid Farmer Squeezed In Price-Cost Vise Special Term Of Congress By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER (AP) — President By SAM DAWSON Eisenhower, trying to avoid NEW YORK (AP) — Skidding calling a special session of against the background of a record high cost of living — farm prices — sel Congress, today called for a reduction of federal spendinj "with renewed vigor." In a letter to the heads of th< federal departments and agencies the President said: "Ever since the date of in tuguration, every member of thi •dministration has been dedicatee to the purposes of efficiency ant economy in government. "Now that Congress is adjourned it is time to attack the problem with renewed vigor." White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty made the letter public at the President's vacation headquarters here as Eisenhower was getting a briefing on the work military situation from Adm. Arthur Radford, the incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Hagerty told newsmen that Eisenhower, in calling for a new drive to reduce federal spendini Was trying to avoid a special session of Congress. Senate Refusal Noted The press secretary noted that the Senate had refused to go along with the President's request for an increase in the 5275 billion ceiling on the national debt. The administration wanted it increased to $290 billion dollars. Secretary of the Treasury Hum phrey has said failure of Con gress to authorize the increase probably would make it necessary to call Congress back before January, but he and other administration fiscal Officials have promised to try to cut spending to avert See IKE on Page 14 Two Arrested For Burglaries Another Pair Held " For Extradition , Eflton Bledsoe and' T. L. Sims, Osceola Negroes, werp arrested Saturday near Osceola by Deputy Sheriff J. T. (Buster) Wigley of Wilson on charges of breaking into a store at Double Bridges and another near Whitten, the Sheriff, William Berryman, revealed today. Sheriff Berryman said they confessed to the robberies and to another store robbery north of Hayti. A .22 rifle was recovered from the Whitten burglary and a shotgun from the Missouri robbery. Bledsoe was released on parole from the state penitentiary in November, 1952- He was serving a term for a robbery he committed in Luxora. It was aiso revealed by the sheriff that Johnnie L. Cole of Alabama and James Brown, Negro, of Mississippi had signed waivers for return to their respective states after being arrested here as a result of information forwarded to the sheriff's office. Coie is wanted by Alabama authorities for an escape he effected from there in April. He was serving a term for grand larceny. James Brown is wanted by the sheriff's office in Greenwood, Miss., on a charge of burglary and grand larceny. brings the whole farm problem to a fore again this week. Wheat, cotton and corn — the big three crops from which come the nation's bread, clothing, meat, milk and eggs — are at a level of surplus which under the law can call for federal crop production controls. At the grocery, however, the<«government reports that food prices generally are only about two per cent lower than last year. A rise in food prices this summer helped push the government's measure of the cost of living to a record high. The farmer might be getting even less if federal price supports hadn't come to his aid. In the fiscal year ended June 30, the TJ. S. Treasury put out 2 1 /;: billion dollars in support money, to which all taxpayers contributed. The government holds large stocks of grain. It expects large amounts of this year's cotton crop to move under the protection of government loans. Butter has been a well publicized government problem. Under price supports it has bought up large tonnages of surplus butter. The price of .butter has stayed so high at the stores, however, that margarine men have had little trouble in increasing the sales of their product. Now some are suggesting that Lhe government get rid of its butter by taking a price cut—offering it at wholesale for considerably less than it presumably will go on paying dairy farmers for fresh production. Korea Not Blamed Price breaks in the commodity markets used to be blamed on the Korean War. Peace rumors were said to frighten traders. V<, But with a Korean truce no^v art actuality, this week's sharp drop n wheat prices is being laid to fear ,hat the farmers won't elect to come under government produv:- ,ion regulations. If they vote igainst this, tlie price at which next year's crop will be supported by the government is automatically See FARM on Page H Farmers Jailed In E. Germany Charged With Sabotaging Soviet Harvest BERLIN (AP) — East Germany's Communist government was reported jailing farmers today for "sabotaging" the Soviet zone harvest. Thousands of the hungry victims of the Beds' agricultural breakdown, meanwhile, continued to pour into West Berlin for free American food parcels. The resourceful food seekers eluded Red travel controls by mingling with the thousands of East Berlin workers who commute daily across the Soviet frontier. West Berlin officials expected today's food handout to approximate yesterday's 108,047. In the two-week-old campaign, the West up to last night had given 2,111,611 parcels to East zone I citizens. The present distribution) syrti--- v,-:')«cnd i-.-^L'^aUVday-bui a new plan is to begin Aug. 27. The U. S. State Department's newspaper Neue Zeitung reported the arrests of East zone farmers. The paper said the Red regime, enraged by delays in bringing the storm-plagued grain crop to market, began sending police out into the fields last weekend. The report said farmers and farm laborers have since been taken into custody on charges of "criminal slowness" in reaping, , threshing, harvesting and trans- Chest x-rays were made of 369 | p Qrtin g lhe grain The i argcst mlm _ ' ber of arrests were reported in 369GerX-Rays As Seven-Day Clinic Opens Here SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS St. Laurent, Liberals Win. by Wide Margin. By BEN BASSETT TORONTO (AP) — Canadians still swear by Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent and will have none — or very little — of his detractors. They made that clear in the national elections with a big tide of votes rolling the Liberal parly to an unprecedented fifth term. The vote yesterday returned the Liberals to power with a House of Dommons majority just short of :he record margin they ran up in the landslide St. Laurent engineered in 1949. There were 265 Commons Beat at stake. The Liberals needed 133 o maintain a majority able to back a government. They won 171. The Progressive Conservative (Tory) party won 50. The socialist 'CF (Commonwealth Cooperative Federation) was in third place with 23 and the Social Creditors next with 15. The remaining 6 were icattered. In 1949 the Liberals won 133 seats for the greatest majority in history. The Conservatives won 41, he CCF 13 and the Social Credi- ers 10. St. Laurent hailed the result as showing Canada has the kind of government it wants. He called the •eturns "a heartening expression if confidence." The 11-year-old "Uncle Louis" :onducted his own kind of cam-< laign. "I'm Tunning on perform- ,nce, not promises," he said. That was good enough to make listqry again. Never before had a 'arty won five consecutive times n Canadian elections. In Power Since 1935 The Liberals have been in pow- r since 1935, first under w. L. Mackenzie King and since 1948 nder St. Laurent. With the four o five years added by yesterday's lection, they will run their tenure t 22 years. Tiie Conservatives now have ailed to win a Canadian election ince 1930. They tried yesterday nder the same leader who lost n 1949—George Drew, former pre- nier of Ontario. His hopes of be- ig prime minister were as good lost in mid-campaign. Some onservative candidates, as if to ull away from Drew ties, never nentioned him in their speeches. Drew and the national conserv- :ive leadership failed to find an sue to fire the imagination. They romised lower-taxes and a more ivernrnent. Louis St. Laurent pel-sons yesterday as a seven-day clinic opened here under sponsorship of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, State Health Department, Health Unit, and County Medical Society. This brought the total to date for the clinic scries to 1,889. The mobile unit will be located at the Health Unit here through Tuesday. X-ray hours are from 10 a. m. till 1 p. in. and from 2 to 5 p. m. not only are Mecklenburg, -where the harvest lagged behind the other four Russian-occupied provinces. City dwellers also were reported victims of police action because they failed to volunteer for unpaid symtons of tuberculosis, but also for signs of heart ailments and other disorders visible on the films. Registrars who served for yesterday's clinics were Mrs. J. H. Childress, Mrs. J. F. Montandon, Mrs. Joe Warren, Featherston, Mrs. L. . J. Zeller. Mrs. Maurice Sanders, Mrs. Joe E. weekend farm service or had next!" s P re ad tendentious rumors about ' harvest conditions." ' The new Communist drive against farmers repudiated the promise in June to treat Shawnee School To Open Aug. 31 Early Start Slated Because of Closing Due to Bad Weather Shawnee High School of Joiner will begin its 1953-54 school term on Monday, Aug. 31, it was announced today by M. H. Benton, superintendent. 'One of the main reasons for PWs Swear Revenge; UN Delegates Gather Diplomats Hope To Settle Details Of Truce Parley UNITED NATIONS, N. Y (AP) — Top U. N. diplomats began arriving here today foi a week of behind-the-seene- talks on the impending Korean political conference. Before the (id-nation General Assembly convenes next Monday, the delegates hope to agree on the countries that will take part in the conference and its time and place. The conference must begin by Oct. 27, under the terms of' the Korean armistice. Some preliminary talks have been in progress since the truce signing, but the signal for full-scale consultations was the return of Chief U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., from Korea. Lodge conferred with President | Eisenhower at the summer Whit. House in Denver yesterday, then rushed back to New York to begin discussions immediately. Arriving in New York today were Soviet Delegate Andrei Y. Vishin- sky, returning from Moscow; British Minister of State Selwyn Lloyd, and Maurice Schumann, French secretary of state for foreign affairs. The United States so far has not disclosed its views .on. the conference even to its closest | allies. Though this has made it our early start this year is that | impossible for the allies to shape for the past several terms we have had to close for a week or more because of bad weather and (lie condition of the roads," Mr. Benton said. "It is believed that, with the earlier start, the term can be completed on its regular schedule." Two* new school buses have been purchased try the school in order a rns-jor transportation The national popular vote was I "headache", according to Mr. 1 Benton. not a factor in counting the results, which were on a district basis, but the Liberals' total was almost exactly 50 per cent and virtually equal to 1949's ratio. They had the heaviest popular vote in 8 of 10 provinces-^with Saskatchewan going to the CCF and Alberta to the Social Creditors. St. Laurent personally ran only in his own district of Quebec. He won a majority of more than 20,000. the biggest of any candidate. See CANADIANS on Page 14 Faculty for the coming year will be composed of R. C. Turssell, high schol principal and coach; Corbit Washington, Charles Bacon, Dexter Simmons, George Allen, Mrs. iVTTldrec! Howerton, Mrs. E. M. Browning, Mrs. Elise Clark, C. Henry, Mrs. Lena Gully, Miss Helen McCants, Mrs E. N. Kelly, Mrs. R. C. Daniels, Miss Ruth Sikes. Mrs. Varla Richardson, Mrs. Lettie McClelland, Miss Mabel Nelson, Miss Mary Hutchens, Mrs. Flora Douglas and Miss Irene Hosey. up any firm proposals, they felt it was worthwhile to learn in preliminary talks as much as possible about the views of others. Prevailing Views Responsible diplomatic sources said they found these prevailing views: 1. The conference should be small, preferably about II countries. 2. The participating countries should decide whether the conference should limit Its discussions to the Korean problem or shof.ld include other subjects. 3. The conference should be a roundtnble parley rather than an across-the-table negotiation limited to the belligerent parties. A roundtable would permit such non-belligerents as Russia and India to take part. U. S. Secretary- of State Dulles New Sewer Plan Likely Topic At Council Meeting Tonight owners of sma u anci sized farms better and refrain from enforcing arbitrary decrees with police brutality. The promises—part of the Bast 'new course"—were intended to attract back tens of thousands of farmers who had fled , . . Thomas, Mrs. L. E. Gay, Mrs. Ben.; 'o the' West. The Communists them- Abbott and Mrs. Jim Smotherman. i selves have indicated less than 500 Abbott and Mrs. Jim Smothrmon. actually went back. A new sewer plan was i in the offing today. Devised by members of the City Council, it is reported to call for installation of a central treatment plant to serve Sewer Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4. Unsewered areas could be connected with the treatment plant via laterals and mains installed on an improvement district basis. Sewer charges would retire a bond issue floated to finance installation. Few details of the plan were available today, but it came about in the search for a solution to the city's sewer problem that is cheaper than the SI,300,000 citywide system proposed by Black and Veatch engineering firm. both this and the Blytheville Sewer Committee's "modified" plan based on the Black and Veatch report were to be considered by the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce this afternoon. It also was, reported likely that the aldermen's plan might be voted on by the full Council at its monthly session in City Hall at 8 tonight. Red Booklet Lists 3 Men Of This Area Three Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri prisoners-of- war are mentioned in a bulky, 100- page propaganda booklet on life in Communist prisoner - of-war camps on the Yalu River received by the Courier News through the mail yesterday. net. Clifford L. Neel of Osceola, Cpl. Robert H. Ghyers of Caruthersville, Mo., and Pvt. Bobby R. Degrow of Portageville, Mo., are mentioned in the booklet along with hundreds of other captives. Based heavily on a "peace and good will" theme, the booklet, entitled "United Nations P.O.W.'s in Korea," was published by the Chinese People's Committee for World Peace' 'in Peking, China. It contains scores of pictures and numerous quotes on the "Liberal Policy" toward prisoners of the "Chinese People's Volunteers and Korean People's Army." Sgt. Neel, who. according to Courier News files, was first reported missing in November, 1950, and later reported a prisoner in December, 1951, is the husband of Mrs. Jewell Lee Nee], who lives with her mother at Etowah. In the booklet, a picture shows Sergeant Neel playing a fiddle with "a group of hillbilly musicians-" Cpl. Ghyers is pictured in the publication "talkingover arrangements about Efister." He was reported missing in July, 1950. and a prisoner in April of this year. Private Degrow is pictured "cheering during an athletic contest" and is later quoted as recounting a meal in the camp as consisting of "fried chicken, fish, meat loaf, cole slaw, potato salad, hot buns ,ham, fruits, wine and beer." Many Mid-South prisoners are listed among those named in the booklet. PMA Delegates Are Named Group Will Elect County Committee Twenty-five delegates to the County Production imd Mnrketini has indicated the United States Association meeting which will se- would try to limit the conference i lect the three-man county PMA to the Korean problem. There has [ committee to serve for the coming been no definite word, however, ] year, have been nnmed to attend whether this move would be made the election to be conducted Fri- in the General Assembly or in lhe conference itself. There also have been some indications from Washington that the United States may try to keep Russia and India out of the conference. Lodge is sure to find strong sentiment against euch a plan during the forthcoming talks. Bitter Americans Tell of Informing 'Progressives' By FORREST EDWARDS PANMUNJOM (AP) — A bitter band of die-hard Americans came back from their Red prison camps today—vowing vengeance on weaker comrades who turned to Communism under pressure. They spat out "progressive" as a dirty word, and wore with honor the badge of "reactionary" fastened on them by Red Chinese who clubbed and tortured them but did not break their spirits. One tough American had to be held back by force when he spotted a "progressive" at the Freedom Village reception center. "I'll get that s.o.b. when I get home," he said. One hundred Americans cams back from the North, along with 24 British, 25 Turks and 250 South Koreans in the seventh day of the Korean, War prisoner exchange. Meanwhile, 328 Americans repatriated earlier sailed from Inchon aboard the troopship Gen. Nelson M. Walker for the voyage of 14 to 15 days to San Francisco's Golden Gate. All were classed as healthy. The ship originally was to sail several hours later, but its orders apparently were changed. A plane bearing 17 seriously ill Americans, all ''litter patients, landed at Honolulu for a night of rest before continuing homeward. It is expected to arrive at Travis Air Force Base near San Francisco about 6 a.m. Wednesday. The first week of exchange has wrought 648 Americans of the 3,313 the Reds say they hold. A total of 2,372 Allied captives have been returned. The Reds listed 32,763. The U. N. Command, has returned 19,406 Of its 74,000 Red prisoners. . 400 Due Tomorrow Another 100 Americans, 210 ROKs, 25 British and 25 Turks re scheduled to return Wednesday. The latest group of Americans •eleased won the "reactionary" icnors the hard way. There were bitter men among See POW's on Page 11 Weather |ville; Bill Orr, Yarbro; and M. E. Cook, Oosnell. P. D. Johnson, Osceola; H. A. Seagrnvcs, Carson Lake; J. R. Cullom. Wilson; C. F. Elkins, Bassett; Louis Wilbanks, Reiser; C. F. Tompkins, Burdette; R. L. Houck, Luxora; Lloyd Shelton, Hatcher; . . -,. , • , H. C. Wood, Joiner; Dev/ey Cox, appealed the decision to Circuit; Dyess; A. A. Banks, Whitton- G Court and was released on $50 j G. Caudill, Jr., Milligan Ridge; and Lloyd Godley, Etowah. Taxi Driver Appeals $25 Speeding Fine Irby Applelon, Blytheville taxi driver, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court this morning to the charge of speeding and was fined 525. He bond. day ni. '2 p. m. at the Court House in Osceola. j ARKANSAS - Partly cloudy this They are: E. M. Rcgenold, Ar-; afternoon and night; and Wednes- morel; Jim Smotherman, Blythe- day; scattered t h u n d e r showers ville; Vance Dlxon, New Liberty;'northwest tonight and Wednesday E. A. Stacy. Dell; John O'Neal, j little change in temperature Huffman: Claude Duncan, Half | MISSOURI — Partly cloudy Moon; Charles Rose, Roseland: J. j through Wednesday with showers H. David, Manila: W. O. Galyean, and thuntlershowers northeast this Bruce Byrd, Leach-! afternoon and extreme southeast this evening. Maximum yesterday—91. Minimum yesterday—64. .Sunset today—6:53. Sunrise tomorrow—5:18. Precipitation last 24 hours to 6-30 p.m. yesterday—none. Mean temperature (midway between hiqh and low)—77.5. Precipitation Jim. 1 to dflte—32.55. This Dale Last Year Minimum yesterday—69. Maximum yesterday—97. Precipitation January 1 to date—26.72. Next to-Last BVD Comma l/o- to be held this summer by 'he Merchants Division of the Chamber of Commerce. In the picture',it 1 left ls.,,n assorted cold plate to be Tomorrow'* Blytheville Value Day is the next to last scheduled «vail»bl« with Iced tea for W cent* it « drug 8 u> r , Second from left; Af) men's summer sails Will be -sold at half prlco at this clothing slorc. Qunrt ino-Mirtng pltcnors (second Irom right) that regularly sell for 49 cents will be on sale tomorrow for 25 cent* ench. At right: As a dessert or a mid-way treat, fresh peach .lundnej will be available tomorrow for 20 cents. (Courier News fluils)

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