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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS BlytherlU* OourUr Sat BlrtheviUc Daily Nc Uluiutppl Y«!l«jr Uader BlythevUle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOBTH1!A»T ARKANSAS AND SOTmEAST MlfWOtTRI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER g, 1951 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVK CENTS Grocers Beg For Raise in Food Prices DramaticHousedeaning'Planned Segregation As Tax Investigators Take Rest 4 OPS Survey To Determine Food Costs WASHINGTON, Dec. 8.— (AP)—The nation's grocers want permission to charge higher prices — basing their plea primarily on increased costs. Price stabilization officials said they would conduct a quick survey of conditions in the nation's 560,000 food stores to see if "emergency" relief from present grocery store price ceilings is needed But the officials indicatet overall grocery price adjust ments would not come for some time. Your corner grocer took his plea for a bigger margin of profit to the MofSe SOYS- WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. (AP}—Weary house tax investigators took a weekend re- pite today before plunging anew into their effort to unsnarl a tangle of charges about n alleged tax shakedown attempt. The temporary halt in the hearings coincided with a published report that President Truman is considering a dramatic move to bring about a housecleanmg in government. The Washington Post said Mr. Truman hopes to announce such a move before the new year, although the story added he has not decided on a definite plan of action. Among A ne things Mr. Truman "has been turning over in Ins mind", the Post said, are: Assignment of J. Edgar Hoover, ¥ lirector of the Federal Bureau of ' nvestlgation, to seek out corrup- ion in the government servire. Appointment of & team or big- itne lawyers, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, to prose- :iite any government official* :harged with wrong-doing;. There was no immediate comment- from the White House. The House probers, In their «s- .ion yesterday, were seeking an- iwers to questions raised by the earlier testimony of Abraham Tei- elbaum, wealthy Chicago lawyer. Teitelbaum told the probers two men claiming connections with high Washington officials had threatened him with tax troubles unless he paid off to the tune of $500,000. Teitelbaum Talks Teitelbaum told a House Ways and Means Subcommittee one of t he of f ici a Is n ame d to him as 'flee of Price Stabilization yes rday, through the Retail Pood Distributors Industry Advisors Committee. The committee repre •enla both Independent and chain grocers. Price control officials said requested increase might add one half to one per cent of the coun try's present food bill, The advisory committee told th OPB that the grocers need to en terge the ir ptesen t overall prof i margin by two percentage points The requested increase in across Hie-counter grocery profits cam •top three developments this wee! bearing on food prices: 1. OPS Wednesday gave thou •uidi of manufacturers, processor refiners and others — tncludin fcu*ine*se* preparing meat, butte and other foods for the retail mar bet—permission to apply for highe Kiling prices. This was done on the basis of th Cftpehart amendment to the pric •ontrola law. .The a me ndmen named for on« of its authors. Sen ,.,»to^ Capehart (pj^ndl^mjuirea. tl goveramfe nV~i^*W'T^i^^t^y^. and processor*- add virtually f &Tt' d ness cost increases from the ireak of fighting in Ko rea mgh last July-26 to their price ceilings. A firm applying for in creases on some of Its lines must also aubtract any cost decreases al fecting its other goods. 2. On Thursday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that re tail food prices reached a new high on Nov. 15. The Bureau said an eight-city survey pushed its index Up to 231.2, compared to the 19351939 average of 100. That was about 15 per cent above pre-Korea prices. 3. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Mid yesterday that the general wholesale price level fell .4 of one per cent during the week ended Dec. 4. The Bureau said the decline resulted from lower prices for many farm commodities, listing raw wool, steers, hogs, eggs, oranges and potatoes as leading the fall. The retail food distributors committee said the grocers are having two kinds of difficulties in making * profit. On some" items, it satd. price ceil See FOOD on Page 8 member of the alleged government 'clique" was Charles Oltphant, who resigned Wednesday as chief coim- sel of the Internal Revenue Bureau with an angry denial of the charge. Oliphant had been scheduled to testify yesterday—he had asked for promtp hearing—but begged off at the last minute. His appeaarnce was deferred until next Wednesday. Subsequently, an Internal Revenue Bureau lawyer testified that Oliphant halted a move that would have delayed criminal fraud prosecution of Teitelbaum's income tax case at about the time Teitelbaum alleged he refused to be shaken down.. Missing Witness Found Shortly after Oliphant failed to make his scheduled appearance., the FBI located a missing witness linked by the testimony with Oliphant in the. Teitelbaum case. The witness, Henry Grunewald, was found in a Washington hospital under EL doctor's tJrder not to see or talk with anyone. In another development, a former Justice Department lawyer testi- ' -~ fined. Jailed For Drunken Driving On« man was fined and hearing for another was continued In Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the Influence of liquor. Larry Garza was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to a day in jaii and hearing for Edward Hunter was continued until Monday with bone set at $111.25. Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy with occasional rain this afternoon anc RAIN OR SNOW rain or snow tonight. Continued coo this afternoon, a little colder to night. Sunday partly cloudy Missouri forecast: Cloudy am recomme1nded" s »gain«l^e^iDmiriaI rosecutioh; In a tax case myolvlng wo Washington businessmen.-, Morrison liad no Immediate com- lent, but.hU off ice. said he planted: to issue a statement later When ' the subcommittee resumes :s heai-ings Monday, it plan* to ecall former Assistant Attorney Gene r al T. La m ar Caudle, th e usted Justice Department's chiel prosecutor whose previous testimony has been dotted by references o mink coats, free fishing trips, •nd a $5,000 commission on an :SrpIane sale. McGrath to Be Called Attorney General J. Howard Mc- Irath is due to be called Tuesday or a discussion of Caudle's activi- ies, with former Internal Revenue Commissioner George J. Schoeneman to follow. Oliphant, whose turn to testify wiJl come after that, said in reigning hi s $14,800-a-year govern ment job that he found it "beyond he limits of my endurance to pro- led my narna .•. . in the face ' baseless and scurrilous charges." When he Baited to show up j :he hearing -yesterday, Joseph J D'Connell, his attorney, said mori -ime was needed for OHpnant t' prepare his case to "set the recon straight." Iran Oil Problem Solution Offered LONDON, Dec. 8 .HV-The Worl' Bank is trying to break Britain' bitter deadlock with Iran over na tionnliaation of the H,4W>,OM,OOC Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. The Foreign Office said today th bank had suggested the months- long feud be resolved this way: 1. That the bank should finance, as trustee, the production and refining of Iranian oil. 2. The oil and refined products then would be sold to the Anglo- Iranian Oil Company at "current Persian gulf rates"—Iran to receive the sales price. —AP Wlrephota FLYPAPER GOO FLOODS PLANT—Employes of the Tanglefoot Flypaper Co. hi Grand Rapids, Mich,, stick to the job of cleaning up nearly 3,000 pounds of the gooey, sticky material that goes on flypaper. A defective second floor valve let the compound flow out covering loors and machinery. A company official estimated it'would Ukd six months before the last trace could be cleaned away. 11 Communist Leaders May Get Out of Jail SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8. (AP)—Eleven California Communist, party .leaders, in Los .Angeles County Jail, since- July-may.-be.'free -on bail this weekend. They were armed with a new court order today, substantially re- duclng the amount of bail they must raise to gain their liberty, and a. defense attorney said be was almost certain they will be able to raise In Schools Is Attacked Pine Bluff Negro Attorney Leads 'Ail-Out'Fight »K THE ASSOCIATKD PRESS An apparent all-out attack on racial segregation in Arkansas' public schools has been opened by a Pine Bluff Negro attorney. Attorney Harold Flowers has filed two suits In federal court charging that the state law authorizing segregation in schools violates the U.S. constitution." As an alternative to breaking down segregation, he said, he is seeking to force school districts to provide educational facilities for Negroes equal to those available to white children. Flowers Friday filed suit in Helena against Hughes Special School District No. 27 of St. Francis County. He previously had brought action against the Fordyce School District. Fordyce authorities replied that facilities for Negroes were not equal to those for whites, but added they "are very substantial anil the disparity is not great." Flowers said Friday night R third suit would be filed as soon as the Hughes action is answered. The attorney did not say where in the state the next move would be made, but last summer he announced that suits seeking to break segregation would be filed against the Hickory Ridge and Center districts in Conwfly County, Bowie and Parker's Chapel in Union Comity and Kingslnml Negro schools in Cleveland County. At that time. Flowers s:iid he v/as representing 24 Arkansas Negro leaders in handling the suits. This Is not the lirst time federal courts have been asked to force Improvement of Negro school facili ties in Arkansas. About two yenrs ago, Federal Judge Harry J. Lemley ordered the Dewltt Special School District No. 1 to equal™ fa- cllitiei at Dewitt Key School, attended by about 80 Negro elementary pupils, and at Immanuel High School. ' . = Th«_. following, -year .the school board of that dG[rTct""feported ~ it spent J122.13 for each Negro child We Quit Korea if War Gomes' PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. S. (AD —If the Russian Air Force enters the war with the U.S. stands ready to pull O.N. forces out of Korea, according to senator Wayne Morse (R-Ore). That was his report yesterday in ft speech on foreign policy to the Porland Oily Club. Later, when asked to amplify the statement Morse said: "I've said almost all I can. But this is clear. Russia Is based In such proximity to Korea that it Is in immediate striking distance of our forces. We are in no position to let Stalin select, our battle fields lor us." it quickly. The Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals [ 510,000- Tlie government had isked the yesterday reversed a lower court refusal to cut bail from tao.OOO each. Five of the accused Reds won reductions to $5,000 and six others to 3 Plane Crashes Kill 30 Airmen Flying Boxcar Dives Into Japanese Sea For Latest Smash-Up By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The crash of a US. Air Force flying boxcar in Japan's inland sea today brought to 30 the possible death toll In three widely separated smash-ups craft. of American military In Tokyo, the Air Force said one injured crewman had been picked up, three bodes had been recovered and a fifth airman is mLssing, The plane was on a flight between bases in Japan. Sixteen men are missing on a B-29 superfort which crashed in the sea on a night between the Azcres and Bermuda. Another ten are lost on a C-47 cargo plane which hit a peak in southern France. Both these crashes occurred Thursday, but were not reported until yester- Ballots in C. of C. Board Election An Due Monday Mail ballots in the election of 12 Chamber of Commerce directors quite cold this afternoon and to- j Ior the 1952-53 term are due by 5 night, intermittent snow, except ... , rain southeast and extreme east this afternoon, changing briefly to sleet or freezing rain, then to snow tonight; Sunday partly cloudy and quite cold, except diminishing light slow southeast: low tonight 35 to 30 northwest to 35 to 40 southeast; hi?h Sunday 35 to 40. Minimum this morning—41. Maximum yesterday—«4. . Sunset today—4:59. Sunrise tomorrow—6:55. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—:05. Total since Jan. 1—41.00. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—55.5. Normal mean temperature for December—41,9. This D«tK t.»sl Year Minimum this morning -20. Maximum yesterday -25. Prectpit3l!on January 1 to Uilfj dite—59,84. Monday anci wln 5lart at the close of voting, c. of C. Manager Worth Holder said today. Twenty-four members of the Chamber have been nominated for the 12 board posts. The new board is scheduled to meet Tuesday to elect new officers. C. of C. Banquet Group Meeting Is Postponed The meeting of a chamber of Commerce committee to plan the organization's annual banquet was postponed yesterday until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. This meeting was to have been held yesterday afternoon, but the time conflicted with funeral services of Edgar Lee Powell, former! BMhevllle polkc officer. The b.inquet will be held some- I time next month. ' day. Air searchers near C«ges-Les- He said tlw withdrawal program in the event of a Russian attack was not new. He has discussed it In congressional speeches, he sold, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff hnve made It clear in their testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee— of which he is a member—that the U.S. has no Intention of fight- Ing a major war in Korea. (High military officials at the Pentagon in Washington said they had no comment.) Morse said the evacuation.pro- gram was discussed as a defense measure in the event of a Russian attack. * ¥ * GRAVELY ILL —Israel's 17-year old president, Chaim Welzmnnn, gavely ill with a lung inflammation, weakened today. "His general condition Is worse," said a noon bulletin from two physicians in constant attendance at his home in Rchovoth, Israel, the Associated Press said. Truce Negotiations Still Deadlocked MUNSAN, Korea, Dec. 8. (AP)—United Nations nego- iatoi-s today made another unsuccessful effort to break the ong deadlock over policing: a truce in Korea. The Reds rebuffed all U. N. overtures and again said no" to every key U. N. proposal for supervising an armis- ice. After five hours of debate in*^ .J _._ _ •nich tempers on both sides of the onlerence table became frayed, the wo-man subcommittees appeared o nearer nn agreement which wild break the 12-dny deadlock. Nonetheless, some observers saw tope of ft compromise solution soon, "hey believe the negotiations have cached the hard bargaining stage which frequently comes Just before n agreement Is hammered out. The negotiators go back to Pan- high bail to discourage the defendants from fleeing the country. But the appeals court, In a 6-1 cider, sided with defense attorneys' argument that such bail was unreasonable. Acting U.S. Attorney Walter Binns said in Los Angeles he dcesn't expect to hear from Washington until Monday on whether to appeal the reductions to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Defense Attorney Norman Leonard told reporters: "I am almost certain they (his clients) will be able to make bajl now, possibly this weekend. The court order is being airmailed to Los Angeles." One of the 11. William Schneiderman oi San PYancisco, is Identified by the FBI as acting head of the Communist party in the U.S. He won reduction to »10,000 ]::.'.}. The order also covered reduction to $10.000 for a 12th defendant. She is Mary Bernadette Doyle, San Francisco party organizer, prev- body were reported day. Searchers for Pins, France, found the wreckage of the C-47 today but saw no sign of life. The plane was enroute from Tripoli, Libia, to Marseille. Wreckage of the B-29 and one found yester- the superfort have been hampered by hard rain and moderately high seas. The C-47 was the third U.S. Air Force plane lost In Europe in less than four weeks. One C-47 was forced down Nov. 19 while over Red Hungary, and its crew of four was taken into custody. iously released to relatives' custody because she Is sick. All 12 were rounded up July 2627 in FBI raids In the San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York area/;. It was the first crackdown against west coast Communists under the Smith Anti-Subversive Act. They are to go on trial tn Los Angeles Jan. 28, accused of conspiracy to actively advocate overthrow of the government by force Three other defendants In jail in lieu of $50,000 bail were not covered in today's successful plea for bail reduction. Two of the six judges who wanted to reduce bail through the 15.000 and £10,000 figures were too low. The two were homer T. Bone. Tacoma. Wash , and William E. Orr, Las Vegas. Nev. The other.judges who agreed on the new amounts were Chief Judge William Dcnman, San Francisco; William Hcaly, Boise. Idaho; Albert Lee Stephens, Los Angeles, and Walter L. Pope. Mlssoula, Mont. in the district, compared to $89,54 for each white child. Various improvements were in the physical properties of the Negro schools, and additional teachers were employed. Confidence Vote Called in France Premier Pleven's Cabinet Depends on Schuman Plan Support PARIS. Dec. 8. <AP> — Premier Rene Pleven pegged the life of his government today on a vote of confidence over the Schuman Plan to pool the coal and steel Industries of six European countries. Pleven is urging Immediate ratification of the plan, but a determined group of deputies in the French Assembly wants to leave it in cold storage for another four months. The Premier conferred before dawn with President Vincent Auriol, summoned from his country residence, then told the Assembly he would submit « formal confidence vole. Vole Expected Tuesday Under the French constitution, a confidence issue must He on the table for two days before a vote. The vote Is expected to be taken Tuesday, when the Assembly returns from Its week-end recess. The coal-steel plan was originated by Robert Schuman, who now Js Foreign Minister in Pleven's coalition cabinet. After much negotiation, it finally was signed several months ago by France, Belgium, Luxembourg. The Netherlands, Italy and West Germany. But so far the only nation to follow up its signature with full ratification Is Top Red Purges Czech Followers '"Moscow-Trained Bos* Fears Tito-Like Revolt in Party VIENNA. Austria, Dec. 8. <;T) — Czechoslovak President Klemcn Gottwald, Moscow-trained boss o Czech Communism, is pui-glii); hi whole party to prevent his over throw by Tito-like Red doubters Kremlin policy, Prague radio dts closed yesterday. The sweeping shakeup was callei a "reorganization reaching from th lower ranks up to the highest leyc of the parly." it was mapped b Gottwald as party chairman and ap proved by the party's centra] com mlttee, the radio said. The purge wns the latest blow I a bitter battle for power fror which Gotlwald is emerging as th Stalin of Czechoslovnkla — persona and political boss of party and na lion, with his rivals and their to' lowers in Jail. It 1s closely linked with Rudolp Slansky, once a fair-haired man o the Kremlin and a long'tlme prime mover of Czech Communism, whoi Gottwald Imprisoned two weeks ag. Recently Ousted Slansky headed for oblivion c Sept. 6 when Gottwald ousted hii general secretary and took ove the duties of that Jcb himself. Obttwald gave him the post i vice premier and coordinator of ci onomic affairs — a saddle with burr under it because of increasing "Based on briefing sessions with Ui« Joint Chiefi of Staff, it !• my understanding that It it not war plan to figi:', Russia in Ko« ica. We would, strike at more vulnerable places. But I cannot list them. We would fall back to post, tions we can protect and use our offensive to strike Russia. He said U.S. equipment It held in readiness 23 hours a day for such an evacuation. "We would be at a terrific di§advantage If the other side took control of the «lr," he said, fly the other side he meant the Russian Air Force, not th» Chines* or North Korean. * * * ntunjom for another session nt 11 ,m. Sunday (8 p.m. SaLurday, Bly- heville time.) MaJ. Gen. Howard M. Turner, senior U.N. delegate, told correspondents after the meeting nrtotirned: "I bope you are not eagerly ex- iccting 1 iiny big news." Turner said the -subcommittees pent much of the day rtlscusalng he status of United Nations-held slands off Norlh Korea and (he ruikeup of a proposed armistice ommlsslon. He said they were at 'complete stcilemale". on both. resentment, and even strikes, Sec REDS on Pajc 8 (n The Netherlands. The plan has been debated two days In the assembly. Left and Right Oppo.s« ' Poloticians from far left and fflr right — Communists. De Gaullists fear that Prance will be making a one-sided surrender of sovereignty to Germany and that the industrial pool might strengthen the Germans at French expense. PMA Community Delegates to Meet Here on Dec. 12 Newly-elected community delegates to the county Production and Marketing Administration convention will meet here Dec. 12 for the I purpose of electing a county PMA for committee, Ralph Monroe of the Osccola PMA office announced this morning. The meeting Is to be held in the Court House at 2 p.m. Each of the county's 26 communities clcclcd one delegate to the county convention nnd the annual In Tokyo, gciieral headquarters accused the Communists of "at- .diluting (o pour supplies, equip- tient and men into North Korea' while the armistice talks are underway. An Information bulletin lab not an official release" declared 'the Reels alwrys have conferred on .subjects only when they held mllitiiry advantage and when they could apply the pressure of their war machine." At least twicfe during .Friday's session at Panmunjom, Turner Invited the Communists to offer compromise proposals for solving supervision deadlock. 'Only UN Made Concessions' "We are the only ones to have made any overtures and concessions to get on with the armistice. Turner saltl. "V'iat do you sug- now in order to make any headway?" A U. N. spokesman. Brig. 0 William P. Nuckols. said tiic Communist delegates replied: "Accept our proposals." In a lengthy harangue, Noril Korean Maj. Gen. Lee Song Clio flatly rejected five points the U.N allies insist 'nust be Included h atiy truce supervision agreement. Lcc said the Communists would 1. Insist on the right to rebuild; damaged airfields and construe new bases In North Korea. Refuses Troop Hot.itlon 2. Refuses to concede the U.N demiujci for rotation of troops ant cplaccmcnt of equipment durin in armistice. 3. Demand that the U. N. allie evacuate Islands off the coast of North Korea nnd withdraw all naval forces from coastal waters. 4. Insist on rear area inspection only at mutually agreed ports of entry nnd refuse United Nation.! Icmands for unlimited aerial reconnaissance <md the use of communications lines by observer teams. 5. Reject the United Nations proposal for a single armistice commission to siirnervise the truce and nstst on a joint UN-Communist commission with a separate organization of ncutra' nations to provide observer teams. election of 'mtttccmen Nov. 30. community com- No Show for Crowded Courtroom as Lili Testifies, and No More BEVERLY HILLS, Dec. 8. (AP) —LIU didn't strip. Six-foot charmer Lili St. Cyr, than whom there is no whomer In strip-inlerprctlve dancing, has rested her case without showing » Jury the dance she gave at Giro's night spot Oct. 19. Sheriff's officers barged In her dress- Ing room that night, confiscated her brassiere and panties, and arrested her on charges of giving a lewd and nude act. The bra and panties were marked "people's exhibits A and B" in the trial. The blonde Lili, a sure, soft-voiced ullncss. told (he Jury (hat the people's A and B *ere tlviyt on h*r when the did the dance at Giro's. She left the inference that the sheriffs raid- et.s must be lynx-eyed because they surely saw things she didn't do and apparently failed to see others that she wore. Llli's dance, billed as "Interlude Before Evening." commanded $15 cover charges al some of the desert night spots, but the sheriff's boys decided it was entirely too hot for the city. Yet, LIU testified, she didn't do any of the bumps and grinds that cause sailors to throw sacks ot pop corn ir.to the air and shriek and whistle In Los Angclo;' main slrcpi 'trip Joint*. Although contradictory t* th« testimony of the sheriff's raioYis, Lill's recital led just a hint that her act might have been tactfully suggestive, but there was a rebuke for anyone who would impute to her anything but the highest of motives. Lili even consented to show her high-priced lawyer, Jerry Glesler, how she stepped out of a bath tub at Giro's Into a 6 by 5-foot beach towel held by her Negro maid. Geisler, showing considerable willingness to act as the maid, mei Llii al the tub (In this case the witness chair) and iwirl- fd the slant towel about her ihoiilder a.< .the .'lapped doin. Lili whirled twice to make. «ui» the '.owel was securely about her, and then paraded before the jury, fonly (wo men on it) and sat down In a chair. This, she said, is exactly how she did her bubble bath sequence at Giro's, *nd she said that when she sat down there her maid dried her feet and legs and put on her stockings. Lili looks pretty good In anything, even a beacli towel, but the predominantly - male audience seemed Just a little disappointed. Apparently they had come .to court to see Lili In (he people's A and B. Final arguments will be given Jets Still Fight Battles in Korea Ground Front Quiet But Uncomfortable Due to Rain, Cold SEOUL. Korea, Dec. 8. (API- United Nations nnd Communist Jets ought five furious air battles high ver North Korea today as clearing kles brought the swift planes out in orce after a one-day layoff. The U. S. Fifth Air Force said wo Communist Migs were damaged ind that vastly outnumbered Amer- can Sabre Jets came through the nattlcs unscathed. The Migs were hit in n swirling \ftcrnoon dog fight between 15 Sabres and 80 Red Jets on aJnaniu ' .Earlier • In trie aftefhooK,- » flight of Sabre Jets tangled with M Mln ar about 10 minutes, but the Fifth Air Force said neither side could get n position to fire, One Plane tost Allied pilots spotted large nura- rers of Migs in sweeps over North <orca Saturday, the Air Force said, but the Communist fliers in most cases showed little desire to fijh't While no U. N. planes were lost in aerial combat, one F-84 Thunder- jel was shot down by Communist anti-aircraft gunners. The Air Fore* said the pilot landed in the ocean off (he west coast of Korea arid wns picked up by a Third Air Rescus Squadron flying boat. Late In the afternoon. Thunder- jets hit a big Red supply area south of Woman In eastern Korea with bombs, rockets and riapnlm. Pettlrn- ing pilots said "the whole area wa» In flames as we left.* 1 Ground Front 'Uncomfortable* Sabret pilots credited with hitting two Mig jets are Lt. Robert Moore of Houston, Tex., and Lt. Charles Rhinehnrt of Brooklyn. lowrf. The ground front was uncomfortable, but tiulet. The only action of any size appeared to be »n early- morning thrust by a reinforced company of Reds on the central front. The Communists hit a United Nations hill position two miles southwest of Kumsaiig. U. N. troops drove them off In a three and one-halt hour battle. Clearing skies were welcomed by drenched troops in the west. There wns little escape from the near- zero temperatures i.i the east. Biggest jet battle reported Saturday matched a flight of 31 F-8S Sabre jets against about 75 MIG-15 Jets. The battle broke off after 15 minutes with no damaging hits scored. In two other aerial scraps. F-84 Thunderjets tangled with formations of Mig5. Both fights were scoreless Fifth Air Force said. Inside Today's Courier News Pravdo Hits U. S. Plane Statement MOSCOW. Dec. «. OF,— Pravda today ridiculed a statement by U.S. State Department Spokesman Lincoln White that an American plnne downed In Hungary by Soviet fighters was carrying the normnl assortment or maps. 'I"he Communist Party ovfran declared that no explanation had been i given as to why the plnne had maps of the Ukraine and Volga areas In the U. S. S. n. The Pravda editorial also scodcd I at the explanation by American air | authorities that the flight over Hungary and Romania was a mistake in navigation. Tile paper asserted that the presence of "highly complex" navigational rmilpmcnt in (he downed ...Chicks and Piips t" T \r doubleheader from Keclor.. Page 5.' .. Supl. Nicholson says he halted Chicks r.ise appearance in Memphis, .rase 5. . City Library uds 61 new books tn November. . .Paf-t 8. . .Arkansas News Briefs . .Tage Monday morninj by Gclsler and j plnne rxrlud.es the possibility Hut prosecutor Barnard Gross, i It was lost. If o man offei* o woman hi« leal she should b* pleased. l< two men olftr her iKeir seori »ht should reduce •5 > ' u

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