BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. XLVII-NO. 222 Blytheville Courier Blythevillfl Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader BlytbevlUe Herald BLYTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1951 TWELVE PAGES BINGLB COPIES FITT5 DEAR SANTA—FOUR T1MKS—The Seifcrt quadruplets, 19 months old, ponder over what to say as they write their first letter-to Santa Clans at Sleepy Eye, Minn. Only Monica Mae (right) seems to have —AP Wirephoto hit upon the Idea. Others (left to right) are Marie Delores, Martha Ann, and Michael Arthur. They are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Seifert of sleepy Eye, and were born May 3, 1350. Reds HintOnly Half of Missing Yanks Are Interned as POW's WUNSAN, Korea, Dec. 7. (AP)—A Communist correspondent hinted today that no more than half of the 10,000 Americans reported missing in Korea are prisoners of war. The report came from a Chinese newsman at Panmunjorn, where Allied truce negotiators today opened a major effort to rtach agreement on a compromise program for policing -* an armistice. * The Allies dropped their demand for Joint U.N.-Communlst inspection teams. They also told the Reds the question of withdrawing troop> from Korea could be "brought up and discussed later." But they said troop withdrawal early In the armistice definitely is tut. Chu Chi-plng. a Communist correspondent covering the armistice negotiations, told Allied newsmen he knew of no war in which more than half of the soldiers listed as missing were prisoners. "I do not see why the Korean U.S. C-47 Lost Over France 10 Aboard Craft Last Heard From '16 Miryutei Out' MARSEILLE, Prance, Dec. 7. <AP> —A U. S- Air Force cargo plane wifh 10 persons aboard disappeared last eight after radioing In only 40 miles —1C minutes—irom it* destination —Marseille. The plane, a twin-engine C-47, was believed down in the mountainous terrain along the French Riviera, east of hare, or perhaps In the Med rtemne&n. It was coming in from v the CT. S. air field at Tripoli. War would be any different. from other wars in this respect," he said. Others Are Killed Chu referred to the fact that only part of those reported missing in action are , taken prisoners. The others are killed in action and their bodies not recovered. Allied correspondents did not . construe , his statement as confirming the recent report by Col. James Han ley, UN Blocks Soviet 'Seat Reds' Move Secret Disarmament Talks Probably Will End in Stalemate PARIS, Dec. 7. UP)— The United Nations General Assembly slapped down a new Soviet bloc attempt today to scat Red China and oust the Nationalists. Meeting in plenary session, the 60-llation group also: 1. Urged the Security Council. by vote of 54 to 5, to approveltaly's application for ..U.K. membership. It was considered unlikely the move Red Airmen 'Grounded' By Weather Enemy Troops Make Small Ground Stabs SEOUL, Dec. 7. (#>— A few Allied jets hunted unsuccessfully through storm clouds today for Communist MIG-15S in 'hopes of extending their record breaking 11-day series of victories over the Red Jets, The Reds remained safely on their bases in Manchuria. • The weather was so bad over Korea the U. S. Fifth Air Force was held to only 103 (lights up to 6 p.m. But neither rain nor cold kept Communist infantrymen from making small s< !e stabs »t the Allies along the central front. The Reds launched five small probing attacks shortly after midnight southwest of Kumsong on the center of the 145 mile Korean front. United Nations outposts beat back four of these stabs. Fifth Unit Withdraws The fifth Allied unit withdrew from its advance position In the face of the attack. Otherwise, the U. S. Eighth Army's evening communique said, the fronts were quiet. ' Low-hanging rain and snow clouds which darkened MIO alley, scene of daily U. S. jet victories, broke loose when they hit the front. Rains Strike West Chill rains struck the west. The slopes of Allied held fit tie gibral- tar and other shell torn hills tinned to slippery mud. Snosv blanketed the fox holes of U. N. Infantrymen perched on the towering ridges dominating the eastern front. Deep behind Allied lines, the South Korean Army tightened its hold on the 6,000 foot Shirt Mountains but did not find the 1,500 guerrillas It had expected to trap. MISS U. S. TELEVISION— Miss Phyllis Maygers, 19, of Baltimore, Md., poses in Chicago after she was named Miss U. S. Television of 1952. She won some $13,000 in prizes. The pretty brunette was selected from a field of 13 finalists in national competition. (AP Wirephoto) Resigned Tax Officer Asks Hearing—Fails to Appear Ex-Internal Revenue Lawyer Wishes 'Several Days' Delay WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. ,(AI>)—Charles Olipliruit, after demanding an immediate public hearing by House tax investigators, failed to appear today at a committee session called to hear him. He sent word lie wished to delay his appearance ''several days." Oliphant,' 42, re.sigticd two days ago as chief legal officer of the Inside Today's Courier Newt ...Chicks, Paps play in Rector tonight.. .sports.. .I'ajce 7. ...Society.. Page 4. . Slate highway hearings scheduled for Jan. 16.-. .Arkansas N'eKt Briefs.. Past 12. ...News of interest lo farmers ...Pases 8-9. ...Pearl Harbor attacked 10 fears ago today... Pa It 3. .. .Markets. ..Pace 5. South Korean generals said new sweep of valleys and lesser peaks might turn up more fugitives. 403 Guerrilla* Killed The South Korean government be- 403 said the cleanui; drive which gan • Sunday had resulted in would lead to Italy's admissjon. guerrillas killed, 145 captured and Senator Wants Plan For Building A-Arms WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, (AP)—Senator Monroncy (D-Okla) said today the Pentagon should submit to Congress promptly next year program for production "on a sizeable scale" of new U. S. atomic artillery — • • * weapons. " | That, was his reaction to last. night's declaration by Gen. J Field, STIR. The French Army sent ground pa- trolx fanning into the mountains while search planes, hampered by fog and limited visibility, took to the air. The search force included French aircraft from Paris and Marseille and U. S. Air Force planes from Germany. ' Onlj 18 Minutes • Air Force authorities said the plane ta.it reported by radio at 7:41 p.m. (1:41 p.m. EST> yesterday. It was due to land at Marignaiie Field near Marseille 16 minutes later. Airport officials said the plane was only 40 miles away, flying at 3,000 feet, when it gave Hs last position. Left from Tripoli The plane took off at 2:47 p.m. f8:47 a.m. EST) from its base at Wheelus Field in Tripoli. Two other U. S. Air Force transports have been downed in Europe In the past month. Ohlendorf Gets East Arkansas Area Scout Post Harold Ohlendorf of Osccola was elected one of three vice-presidents of the Eastern Arkansas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America at the Council's annual meeting in Memphis last night. Bert Pouncey of Hughes was chosen president of the Council. Twelve Blytheville Scoutcrs at- temieci the meeting. Panmunjom said: all Allied prison-; era ave being held in big camps in Korea near "the Manchurian border. He said none have been taken to ihinH, Allied truce negotiators launched their effort to obtain agreement on a program for enforcing the truce by rewriting the Communist plan to include U.N. demands. The two - man subcommittees reached general agreement on three points, left three for further discussion, and were sharply divided on two when the four-hour session ended. The sub delegate. 1 ; will meet again Saturday at 11 a.m. 18 pjn. Blytheville time Friday). Before Friday's meeting broke up, U.N. delegates told the Reds they were "receptive to any ideas" the Communists might have for breaking the deadlock. When the Reds raised their favorite subject—withdrawal of all foreign troops from Korea—Maj. Gen. Henry I. Modes said the U.N. command was willing to discuss the matter after agreement is reached on policing the armistice and exchanging prisoners of war. "There can be no withdrawal or reduction during any early stage of the armistice mid in any event this is a question that can be brought up and discussed under Item Five" (last item on the agenda) Hodes id. Maj. Gen. Howard M. Turner, chief U.N. subcommitteeman, told newsmen: "We made some slight progress. Russia has vetoed Italy thr^e turjes in the Security Counct^miMl Jjaat »* legalm voU ^oclay, f [ourth veto. Italy now participates .n the work of the U.N, trusteeship council without a vote, in the administration of Somaliland, but not .n other U.N. runatioiis. 2. Decided to disband its special on-the-spot commission (UNSCOB) which has been keeping an eye on he explosive Balkan situation and give the job to a stand-by group which will sit hi U. N. headquarters in New York. Repeat Denounced The vote on the "Chinese issue came on a Byelo (white) Russian resolution denouncing a report from the U. N. Credentials Committee declaring the Nationalists represented China legally in the United Nations. The Soviet move was defeated 39 to 7 with four abstentions. Meanwhile the Big Four were preparing their final disarmament positions for outline at a secret meeting they have scheduled for late today. ' 'Ntt Com prom ise " There was little optimism that 21 surrendered, it said that less than 20, South -Kpif an .troops .had been killed/ Fifth Air Force jet pilots Thursday ran up trieir longest sustained run of air battles with this record claim: 33 Communist planes d estroyed . two probably des trope d and 32 damaged. This included the following claimed toll of MIG-15s the Russian- type fighter j«t: 22 estroyed, two probably destroyed nd 29 damaged. The Fifth Air 'orce reported six Allied planes •ere shot down. The battle series which started s T pv. 26 produced three new Amerian ace.s and, on Nor. 30, the great- st Allied air victory. On that day, he Air Force reported, u. S. Sabre ets shot down 12 Red planes, prob- Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishihsky, U. S. Ambassador Philip C. Je.ssup, British Minister of State Setwyn Lloyd and French Delegate Jules Moch «• on I [| c o me to any agreement. The general expectatio: was that they would report next Monday that they have been unable to compromise rival disarmament plans. Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy to partly cloudy and cooler this afternoon C O O I, and tonight. Showers extreme southeast portion this afternoon. Saturday partly cloudy and cool. Missouri forecast: Fair and colder tonight; Saturday increasing cloudiness with rain southwest by late afternoon or night; continued rather cold; low tonight 20-25 northwest and extreme north, 30-35 remainder of state; except 40 extreme southeast; high Saturday 33-40 north, 45-50 south. Minimum this morning—57. Maximum yesterday—75. Sunset today—4:59. Sunrise tomorrow—6:54. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—.96. Total since Jar.. 1—41.00. Mean temperature (midway tucen high and low>—66. Normal mean 1 temperature December—41.9. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—10, Maximum yesterday—22. Precipitation January I to date—6S.S4, Blaze Damages Apartment Here • Fire, believed caused by a short circuit in the wiring of a Moor lamp or a lighted cignret, resulted In heavy damage to two rooms of a Auto Price Hikes Are Given '6kay' WASHINGTON. Dec. 7. MP,—The government cleared the way lasl night for a third round of Increases in auto prices In a year. Two boosts okayed previously were, estimated to have raked prices an average of 8',; to 34 per cent. The Office of Price Stabilization said eight of the ten auto maker; three-room apartment at 322 Eastl have indicated they will apply lor Kentucky last night. The blaze burned a large hole In the floor of Ihe apartment's living room and ignited furniture and wallpaper in the room. Other rooms were smoke damaged, Fire Chief Roy Head said. Chief Head stated thai the property is owned by Mrs. J. G. Ashley of Earle but the names of the occupants of the apartment were not learned as no one was at home at the time of the fire. vtrther hikes under the order, issued Inst night, which allows them to calculate new ceilings and sub mil them to OPS for approval. Refugees Moved From Volcano Site MANILA. Dec. 7. (AP)—Philippines naval patrol vessels today be- pan evacuating 12,000 refugees from Caintguin I.sland and the fury of Hiliok Hibok's erupting volcano, be-! The known dead from Tuesday's eruption rose to 266. Official estl- for rrmfs say another 500 are burled under Isva and ashes. The volcano blew a continuous rain of hot ashes over the northern end of the Island, sending more this! frightened residents fleeing to the ' 1 southeastern coast. bly destroyed our. one and damaged Toys for Needy Youths Asked tor Last Time Discouraging results have necessitated one- more drive for u>ys for the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanls Club Christmas party for underprivileged children, it was announced today. The drive for used or damaged x>ys will be held again tomorrow— but it will be the last one. Al Chaffin, head of the Jaycee committee, said. Previous efforts to obtain toys for the annual party have resulted in contributions below the number needed. Old ami damaged toys obtained in the drive are repaired and reconditioned by members of the high school vocational agriculture Chest Donations Total $24,509 'Clean-Up' Campaign Is Scheduled to Get Remainder of Quota The Community Chest campaign has brought in $24,509.71 for 12 youth and welfare agencies — still short of the $29,985 goal set by the organization, '•' • Solicitors still are attempting to get the jcemaintnj-»5,Ooo ; and"pISn« are being made for a "clean-up drive." chest officials said this morning. Additional "Oscar" awards are being given to S. E. Tune, C. M. Smart. W. R. Campbell, John Burnett, Joe Freeman, Charles Henley, J. C. Droke, KeLso Brooks, Russell Baugh, Bill Presnell, Toler Buchanan, Harry Bradley, Keith Bilbrey, W. B. Nicholson, H. L. Halsell, Jr., John Lane, Harvey Morris, E. A. Rice. Mrs. Eloise Carter. Earl Buck- le.y. Miss Rosa Hardy, Ira B. Green, Mrs. Helen Brooks, Miss Francis Bowen, Miss Winnie V. Turner, Mrs. Birdie Rader. Mrs. Jewell Featherson. Miss Polly Ann Stewart, Mrs. George Cross, and S. Moslcy. Other firms reporting 100 per cent employe participation include Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Central School. Sudbury School, R. C. Parr and Eons, school hi nchroom employes, school cn.s- :od ian's, Delta Lumber Company and 61 Implement Company. Lawton Collins, Army chief of stalf, that the- U.S. has developed such weapons which will "greatly enhance Ihe power of defense" and will be ready for use before too long. Asked when, Collins replied: "I Is not in the too distant future hut that Is nil I am going to say." A EC Favon Program Monroney, noting that the Senate-House Atomic Energy CommU- tee has gone on record as favoring all-out expansion of the nation's atomic program, said the De fense Department should promptlj outline a program for mass produc tlon-of atomic artillery weapons, • - "Any d>J»y |p ifrlilnfr, into 'pro scandal hit Bureau of Internal Revenue. He said then he felt unable to endure any longer the "vilification" to which he had been subject at hearings by a House Ways and Means subccmmittce. The group Is looking into charges ol irregularities In the lux collecting service. Oliphanl blasted particularly at, he "scurrilous charges" linking his ame to an alleged "clique" of Vashlngton officials which a wit- iCfVi had sworn he was told was on he look out for "soft touches." This story came from Abraham Tcitelbaum, Chicago attorney, who aid two men tried to shake liin lown for $500,000 on the representa- ion that they would save him from 'tax troubles" through their con, lection with the alleged "clique. 1 ie nnmcd the two men as Frank s'athan, Pittsburgh promoter and nan-about-Washing ton, and Ber K. Nastcr, Hollywood, Fla., busi :iess num. Teltelbaum's story was follows! quickly by angry denials from of ficials. Nathan took the commit tee's witness chair and swore, un der oath, that It was a "dirty lie. McGralh Order* Investigation Attorney General McGrath yes terday ordered that the whole mat ter be placed before a federal gran jury. Only Itist night. Oliphant "de manded" the right to reply froi the committee's witness chair lo th bringing of his name into the hear ings. In a letter to King, Oliphant sal he had "no disposition" to acccp a subcommittee invitation to a ed hearing. He added: "The tlm for closed sessions has passed. Wha I am entitled to is that your com mittee afford me ample opportun t,v Ui repair the tuuBaj* reputation 'n't'ie j^aid contributions up by Jaycees to- NSr. Chaffin will be picked morrow if the toys are left on donors' porches. Donors also may cal 4260 or 3272 and the ccntributloai will be picked up, he said. This year's Christmas party loi the city's needy children will V* held in the Jaycee clubhouse or North Second Street Dec. 22. duction could waste years of ad vance production and experienc that could riot be recaptured," hi told a reporter. "If necessary, sotn of the old-line orthodox weapon could be shunted aside In favor o the new weapons." Army Plans Arllllcrj Collins said the army Is alread, making plans for the rtny when atomic artillery and guided mtssil battalions will replace sonic conven Uoni.1 artillery. He said the weapons will not make present ar tillery obsolete. Air Force to Use 67-Cent of/ee as Floor-Sweeping ompound; 'It Got Old' WASHINGTON. Dec. 7. (fl>>—A ness hall sergeant at Carswell Air Force Base. Fort "Worth, Tex., wa-s quoted by Scnaitt investigators today as saying that 200 pounds of surplus coffee would b« ' used as a door sweeping compound. The Senate nnuecj .services subcommittee on preparedness cited this In a report on "trivial wastes" it said were uncovered by Investigations at six Air Force bases. One of the group's complaints was the overstocking of perishable supplies, and It said that in one of the mess halls at Carswell it found 4GO pounds of ground coffee in stock. The report added: "The sergeant In charge stated that 200 pounds of coffee, which cost 67 cent: per pound at present prices, v:as too old to use and would be utilized as sweeping compound for the floor." Adrian V; Ucw the House Ways aiia* Menus' committee investigating tax scat dais, said Oliphant would be quc Honed on "a 1 number of matters.' Oliphanl Listed loan One of these, be said, wa.s a Jl,- 2CO loan Oliphant listed as owing Henry Gnmewald, \Va-4ii in' ^onian who describ*s himself as a public relations man. Another was an expense-paid fishing trip in the plane of a man with lax difficulties. Grimewfild, whom Investigators thus far have failed to locale, ftg- mcri as a reluctant witness in 195tt Speaking on the MBS radio pro- j before a Senate committee Inves- gram "Reporters' Roundup," col- \ li&atlng wiretapping in the District of Columbia. The committee rcc- Sec REVENUE <m I'IIRC 5 Don't 'Remember Pearl Harbor' To Man Who First Saw Planes By ED CREAGH WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. <tfV—The onetime Army private who first spotted Japanese planes moving in on Pearl Harbor Is a railroad man now. Don't sing "Remember Pearl Harbor" to him. He doesn't care for the scng. His buddy, who also stared at the radar screen that tragic Sunday morning and figured something was up, now works in a telephone office. He thinks the UJ3. would be "more alert'' to any sneak attack today. He hopes so, anyway. And th« lieutenant who received their report of approschlng planes? He's commanding the «lst Airbase Group In England these days. He stIU says he *a* surprised that the planes turned out to be enemy bombers on a sleepy morning 10 years ago today. < That's the 10-years-after story of Pvt. Joseph L,. Lockard, who later became a first lieutenant; of Pvt. Georfte E. Elliott, later a sergeant; and of Lt. Kermlt A. Tyler, now a lieutenant colonel. Lockard and Elliott got out of the service long Aliens Reminded Of Annual Name, Address Report Mexicans and other Immigrants who are not citizens o( the United States were reminded loday that they must leave their name and address at any Post Office between Jan. 1-11. The reminder came from Blytheville Border Patrol Station. An alien musL notify the Coin- misioner ot Immigration and Naturalization Washington. D. C., of his current address within ten days at. the first of each year, according to a Justice Department reminder from Attorney General J. Howard McGrath. This may be done at any Postoffice. Aliens also have been advised to notify the department of any change of address during this period to [aclHtalc handling ot records pertaining lo them and their families. The Border Patrol emphasized hat tht addre.ts report Is an annual requirement and Is not lo he confused <ith alien registration. An alien residing fn the United Stales on Jan. 1 must make the address report each year regardless of whether he previously registered as an alien or previously reported his address. Failure lo comply with this law subjects aliens to fines, imprisonment or both. lins said the new weapons "wlli greatly enhance the po\ver of the defense." EJe added "that hns ^rcat merit anri great worth to us. because the business of oiir operations in a future war will almost certainly be on the defensive, initially." "Leave It In Military" Senator Hickenlooper (R-Iqwa), a member of the Atomic Energy Committee, said he would leave it up to the military to decide on the potential usefulness of the weapons. ' "I have always maintained that the military have to decide on the value of weapons themselves—when and where to u. c e Ihein," he said. "I would faver their use In any case attested to by the military." But Senator Welker rR-Idaho). In a separate interview, called for their use promptly in Korea where, he said, "we should either win the war or get cut. 1 ' ago. Tyler stayed In. Tylrr Was W»lch Officer "Ten years ago as a first lieutenant," Tyler told a reporter at Benlwalers, Suffolk, Eng., "I wis watch officer In the fighter operations room at Wheeler Field (Ha wall). "As the clock nearert seven, the It* DEC. 1 tm Fa«« I Gambling Tax Stamps Asked By Men Here LITTLE'ROCK. Dec. 7. OTV- Two BEy I tic vi lie men have applied for the new federal gambling licenses, the Internal Revenue announced today. They were identified as J. M, PcrKuvjn, operator of The Puff at 119 South Second Street, and William P. Kirkcndall, Box -475, East Main Street. The applicants bring lo 16 the tola! number rf Arkansas who have applied for the tax stamps. 'Trivial Waste' Found at Bases Senate Group Tells Of 6 Air Force Areas 'Indulging in Luxury' WASHINGTON. Dec. 7. (AP) — The Senate armed services subcommittee on preparedness reported today it, had found many instances of, "trival waste" at six Air Force bases. "To tolerate these minor waste* is to sanction Inevitable large- scale waste," the group's 34th report declared. "The days of luxury are over for our military establishment." The subcommittee was set up soon, after the Korean War'broke to check on the nation's mo- lion program ~ *" \ s. jiirman Lyndon. B ^JB f (Djfex) said subcommittee tlgntors Ind found what api to be other more glaring instance! of waste" at the bases than Ihow covered in the report. Investigation Required But he added that further Investigation of these is required before making a public report on them. The six bases are Langley near Norfolk, Va.; Carswell near Fort Worth, Tex.; Lowry near Denver, Colo.; Mather near Sacramento, Calif.; March near Riverside. Calif., and Keeslcr near Biloxi, Miss. The report, the group's first d«- volcd to a survey of a number of Air Force bases, listed • these ai . C 3mple.s of waste. Overstocking food at some of (hi bases. "Elaborate Furniture** Substitution of "elaborate, costly" dining hall furniture for serviceable equipment. , Requests for a lighted basebaH diamond, a golf course and other "lavish recreational facilities" at Mather. , ' • : , .... .. , 'Cross' Sales To Aid TB Drive Volunteer workers Tor the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association will conduct street sales of miniature double-barred crosses to supplement funds for the annual Christmas seal drive. Girl Scouts and ndult workers will conduct the sales In downtown Blytrieville and N'eero Plumpers will sell the cros-sc* on Ash Street. Santo Clauses Find Adults , In Lap, Too NEW YORK, Dec. 7. (API — Department store Santa Clauses this season report a sharp up- svvlliK in adult attention—lap- sitting nnd al]. Otic red-suited Sanla sa id yesterday: "A distinguished old gentleman got up on mv lap—must liave weighed 200. Explained he wanted pictures to send to Ills nieces to prove that he and Santa were pals.' Many stores feature a photo service for those wanting to be pictured with Satitn Glaus. Another Sanui told of a sirl in her 20's plopping into his lap for a picture. She said she wanted to send proof to her boy friend in Japan of the kind of company slie was keeping "One \voman returned about jeven times to sit on my knee" reported another whiskered gent, xvho added: "I guess she was the lonesome type. She said she wanted me for Christmas." —AP Wlrepholo (JOU.KCTOK TICKS' TAXPAVKR'S POC'KKT—How does a man with two fractured arms In slings pay his taxes? Thai was the question confronting Charles Ix^e (left) when he came to the county tax collector's office in St. Joseph, Mo. County collector Clifton Hurls (center) and his chief deputy, Mrs. Lorraine Fleshman, solved the problem. They Just "picked" hts pocket; extracted Ihe amount, of tuxes from the billfold; returned billfold and tax receipt to the owner. Lee was injured when thrown from a truck. LITTLE LIZ— Gossip S« o«n defined n rS» •rt of vrfing iwrhing M fhot pnxtkolly notfiing N left uiwd.
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