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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVII--NO. 227 Blythevllle Courier Elythevllle Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader . BlythevUle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1951 TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Sec. Acheson to Report On'State o/t/ieWor/d' WASHINGTON, Dee. 13. (AP)-Secretary of State Acheson, praised by president Truman tor a "great job" In his six weeks of international conferences In Europe, reports In detail at the White House today on how he finds the stale ol the world. Truman Promises To Clean House' Acheson returned last night from the Paris meetings of the United Nations and the Rome sessions of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Council. At Paris, the United States proposed a world disarmament plan that Russia rebuffed, Acheson said, at New York last Washington, Acheson Is expected to familiarize himself In detail with lie Korean truce talks, now in -he critical phase. He will nho take an active part in planning for the 'isit here three weeks from now of British Prime Minister Church - —Courier News Photo CHEER FOR THE CRIPPLED—Youngsters at- nora Jones of Osceola and Ronald Martin of Osceola. tending the crippled children's clinic at the health The party was given by the Junior Red Cross and unit today were given a Christmas party with pre- supervised by Kay LaFerney (left background) and •enU, EL tree and all the trimmings. Shown getting Jimmy Earls. The presents were bought and wrapped ready to tear Into the wrapped gifts are deft to right) by Blythevllle grade school pupils, (he tree by junior Anna Jean .Wheeler of Blytheville. Deborah Robert- high students and the Kiwanls Club furnished fruit *on of Blytheville, Brenda Downing of Armorel, El- for the party. UN Demands'No Death March' For POW's; 'No Progress' Yanks Down 13 Communist Ml G r s .L'ubbock, Tex., Airman Bag* Four;Minor Fights Flar« in Ground War v MUNSAN, Korea, Dec. 13. (AP>— The Allies today demanded the Reds guarantee there would be no "death march" of Allied prisoners in Korea. "No progress of any sort' wast reported by a truce subcommittee on prisoners, but spokesmen for both sides indi cated another subcommittee might soon break a 17-day deadlock on how to police an ar mistice. They didn't get anywhere today. An official U.N. command spokes-T, iinn said the Reds may hold many >risoners in camps far to the eRsl of Panmunjom, where the Commu- ilsts want to trade prisoners. "We don't want our prisoners to have to walk hundreds of 1 miles," said LU Col. Howard S. LeVie. "We don't want a (Bataan) death march n reverse." "No Blind Payment", A. tough talking American" admiral told the Reds there would be no 'blind payment" on prisoner exchange until the Communists gi night that It "could well be a turn ing point In history" If Russia would decide to accept it. "Hopes for February" "When the situation becomes tabilized tlie Russians will recog- ize it and will be able to talk." he aid. At another point he said he .oped that by early February, when NATO meeting will be Held in ^ortugal, "we will have made real irogress toward formation of European army so that real deci- ilons can be made." Mr. Truman turned out in wintry weather last night to welconu Acheson and Secretary of the Treasury Suyder. who has been at :ending the NATO meeting , ii Home. The President told them both: • "You've clone R great Job for us." Acheson's work schedule today called for him to get an early morn- Ing briefing from State Department aides on current problems, Including Korean truce negotiations, and then to go to the White House. Truman Wants Report It was expected that Mr. Truman would want a full report from his secretary of state first of all on his impression of conditions in Europe and particularly on progress In the North Atlantic Treaty de- Inside Today's Courier News . . . Spot-Is . . . B (earn wins in Shawnee tournament . . . Chicks work out . . . Pages 12-13. . . . Osceola news . . . I'age 9. . . . Wilson news . . . Songs of Christmas ... Page 7. . . . Society . . . I'age 4 ... Arkansas N'ews Briefs . . . Page 8. . . . Markets . . . Page 2. He II Create Agency To Fight Corruption WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. (AP)— President Truman today promised what he called continued drastic action to clean house in the government. He indicated he will set up a. special agency to fight corruption, possibly tomorrow or Saturday. Allowing himself to be quoted directly at one point on the scandals in the tax collecting and some other agencies, Mr. Truman told a news conference: ...Harry T r u m a n.. .anolher Truman committee... fense buildup. In .'resuming his operations in BEOUl KorQx America * Sabre tory'.i biggest all jet Tfrtorv They bagged 13 Communist - probjbly knocked down two others and damaged one in two slashing air battles over North Korea. Tour of the Migs went down bo- fore the blazing guns of America'. hottest jet ace, Mnj. George A. Davis Jr., of Lubbock, Tex. in 16 days Davis has bagged 12 planes, including nine Migs. On the ground, a series of mlnoi battles flared today as Allied infantrymen carried the war to the Red lor the second time In 24 hours. ' The Fifth Air "Force said none of the Sabre jets was shot down, hut one ran out of fuel, caught fire and crashed. A helicopter rescued the pilot. Four MIG's Downed Heavily outnumbered Sabres knocked down four MIGs and darn• ged one in a morning battle over Einanju In northwest Korea. Nine more MIGs were destroyed In the afternoon. Pilots reported two probables. Sixty-four Sabres were matched against us MIGs in the two battles. Davis bagged two planes in each fight, "Yeah, I. went up twice today." he said.' "We were just north of the SInanju River when we saw flight of about 50 MIGs. I just led my 12 planes into the middle of them." This was the second time Davis has bagged four enemy planes in a single day. on Dec. 5 he shot down three Communist TU-2 bombers and a MIG. His first two Jets were destroyed Nov. 28. He added two more Dec. 5. U. S. Eighth Army headqiiarters said an Allied raiding team battled Red ground troops north of Kor- angpo on the western front most ol Thursday morning. The raiders returned to their own lines before noon under cover of an artiller; barrage. An Allied unit battled for seven hours Wednesday with Red troops south or Panmunjom. site of the truce talks. On the eastern front Allied troops threw back three Red probing Jabs Thursday west of the Mundung Valley. The central front was quiet. Help Wanted: Payroll Angel, Apply to City L The City of Blytheville. was still looking for an "angel" today to meet next Saturday's $6000 pay roll far cit\ employ I/ G Na«*h Finance Committee *-> ctutlnnan, Levic Adm.,R **!!! Of ' E. Libby implied" 7 'the ( munists have some sinister reason for withholding Information.' Ijcvie snld the United Nations wants t-he Communists' prisoner lists now because "if we get the names of five, tcrj or 15,000 we will know that we will get at least that number back. If we get fl fig-, ure we consider completely .out of line with our estimates, there Is going to be quite a bit of discus- ion before \ve come to agreement." Meet Set For 8 p.m. The two subcommittees will meet L Pnnmunjom again at II a.m. Friday (8 p.m. Blytheville time Thursday.) Chinese Maj. Gen. Hseih Fang opened Thursday's truce suvervis- on session with a 45-minute tirade against the latest U.N. proposal rhen he expressed confidence a so- ution could be found if both sides searched for one. Maj. Gen. Howard M. Turner said Allied negotiators were ready to discuss any reasonable proposal. They Didn't Saj No Tlie U.N. negotiators said the deadlock would be broken if th' Reds accepted the seven-point U.N proposal submitted Wednesday. Th* Reds said they -didn't like it bu- they have not turned it down. In the prisoner session Admira Libby told the Communist the Al lies "will not. be duped by you obstinate refusal to give us the rea reason why you are afraid to ex change prisoner of war Information comnntteo had nof fctwnce to meet, on the problem. City Council was told;' Tuesday. night that with only '$540.50 in the bank and $3.295 collected since Dec. 1, the City will need another $7,750 by Satin-day, About $29,000 Is needed to operate until Jan. 1, ' City Clerk w. I, Malin said this morning "no more money IIRS been collected. - The Council re/erred the problem to the Finance Committee. Legion to Give Goodfellow Food Baskets Dec. 22 Goodfellow Baskets are to be dis tributed by the American Legisn post here on Dec. 22, Post Com rnander Paul Mahon said thi morning. Legionnaires distribute the ba.< kets of food to needy families. The Legion will hold its annua Christmas party Tuesday nigh with the Legion Auxiliary as guests and each 1-egionnaire is to_ bring gift for a man in a veterans hospital, Mr. Mahon said. : rench Assembly Okays Coal Pool Schuman Plan Now , Needs Ratification Of 'Upper House' PARIS, D ec.., 13. -. (APJ — .The 'rencli , National Assembly' voted pday !o ratify the Schuman Plan o pool the four billion doilar coal and steel industries of six wesl European nations. Tile bill now goes to the upper \ouse—the Council of the Republic —where rejection could only delai the ratification by sending it back to the assembly for a second approval. The Netherlands Is the only nation so far to ratify the plan. The four other governments which agreed to the plan are West Gcr many, Italy, Belgium and Luxem bourg. , Communists and the right wlni followers of Oen Charles De Gaul] voted today against ' ratification which was approved by votes 377 to 235. and 377 to 233. Premier Rene Pleven made to day's two ballots both votes of con fidence In his government. Had h lost, he would have had to resig and make way for a new premie to wade through France's touch political tangle in search of a cab inet. The first vote was on the prin ciple of ratification. Then came ai proval of the ratification bill itself. In both cases the "yeas" were considerably more than the 310 votes which would be needed later to override any rejection by the f ddie Ford Anniversary On a Corner Eddie Ford. Blythevllle Insurance man, will celebrate a "silver anniversary" this week and next on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets in Ijlttle Rock. -. ,.-,•,:• Eddie will be the nmn with Hie skillet in his hnnd. projecting his voice above the nblae of Christmas shopping crowds to solicit contributions for the Salvation Army. This Christmas season will mark the 25th year he has sloort on this corner to work for the "Army." The Salvation Army once helped him out when lie was down on his luck, he explains. Mr. Ford left here today and will be in Little Rock until Christmas. This will be the 20th year he has made the trip to Little Rock from Blytheville. Uncle Sam Enters Steel Wage Talks PITTSBURGH. Dec. 13. (AP)—The government stepped Into the steel wage talks today with federal mediators Hying to Pittsburgh for conferences with the Cio United Steelwoikers and officiate of the U. S. Steel Corp. Cyrus S. Ching, mediation chief, sent two aides winging to the stalled negotiations alter President Philip Murray of the steelworkers summoned his lop policy makers to Pittsburgh for possibly momentous meetings Monday. Clyde M. Mills, assistant director o! the Federal Mediation Service, and Wnltor A. Magglio, acting general counsel, were told by Chlng to talk with both sides today and tomorrow and report back to him on the status ol negotiations, "\ formal. SUp** Chlng's action,' 1 ' according to a mediation service .spokesman, (s a "formal^ preliminary step." The spokesman declined to comment when asked if this meant the negotiations have hit '^ -'*VAB. T'~* Murray's 4 caH for a: meeting of the" union's strategists has the industry buzzing about the outcome f the negotiations. Murrny emerged from a 2',-i hour v>slon with U.S. Steel Corp. rep- ;scntEittve5 yesterday and nn- ounced his negotiators will meet londay with the USW executive •onrd and wage policy committee. "Wrongdoers have no house with me no matter who they are or how big they nre." In to questions, the President said he hns no plans to fire Attorney General J. Howard McGi-nth or Democratic National Chairman l-Yank McKinncy. MeG nil It Dismissal Demanded Several Republican members of Congress luivc demanded the dismissal of McGrath as n result ot. j disclosures in the House investigation of tax scandals.- Chairman King (D-Calif) of the House grpup has publicly said he believes T. Lamar Caudle, assistant attorney general In charge of the tax division, was unfaithful to his public trust. Mr. Truman fired Caudle last month. McKiuuey has come under fire because of the disclosure that ,hc made ft $68,000 profit on a $1,000 investment in n tractor firm head- 'No Word on Korean War' WASHINGTON. Dec. 13. UP, — President Truman would not discuss the Korean truce negotiations for publication at his news conference today. Big Three Introduce Revised Disarmament Plan at UN Meet Cicero Official Indicted CHICAGO, Dec. 13. UP) —The village president of suburban Cicc-ro and six other persons were indicted today by a federal grand jury which Investigated race rioting in Cicero last summer. U.S. Loses in UN Move PARIS, Dec. 13. i/Ti— The economic committee of the U.N. assembly, over si.roni? o. S. objections, adopted today 1 a .small power resolution proposing establishment of » huge new world development fund. ' , PARIS, Dsc. 13. w>—The United Slates, Britain and France Introduced in the United Nations today a revised disarmament plan. It retains basic ideas of their original proposals but makes some changes on secondary Issues in an effort to reach an agreement with Soviet Russia. Tlie new resolution left unchanged the major western demands for closely supervised, stcp-by-step arms cuts. The Big Three also refused to bow to the Soviet Union's insistence that the atom bomb be prohibited immediately. negations Get Resolution The resolution was circulated to the delegations today, but U.S. Ambassador Philip Jcssup lost a chance to explain it publicly this afternoon because the 60-nation political committee cancelled its scheduled session so that delegates could attend the General Assembly meeting. Jessup Kill speak tomorrow. Comparison ol the new text with the original shows that almost every paragraph has been changed The text of the revised draft was not immediately available, but. a high western source said that it would make the following conccs- upper council. sions: The proposed disarmament commission—to which Russia and the West have agreed—would directed to report to the U.N. by, June 1, 1S52, on ways and means of ending the world arms race. Soviet Foreign Minister Andre! Vish- Insky had objected because the original Western plan fixed no date for the committee to report. 2. The proposal for retention by each nation of forces "necessary for defense" changes to meet the Russian Insistence on different standards for primarily land powers such as the Soviet Union and such sea powers as Britain. 3. The section dealing with '.he standards to be set up to determine armslevels Is given a "more neutral phrasing." 1. Tlie revision defines more specifically what the western powers mean by "countries with substantial armaments.'-' which Ihe Rus- 4 Die as Water Tank Collapses TUCUMCARI, N.M., Dec. 13.WP,— A 750.000-Ballon water tank collapsed before dawn, kilted four persons and caused damage estimated in millions hero today. Giving way with a deep rumble, the tank loosed a flood through Ihe business district about 4:10 a.m. MST. The cause was not determined. Water up to waist deep spread devastation over an area three blocks wide and, ig a lessening degree as the distance (?rew, a quarter mile long. The scene was likened to one hit by a bomb. McMaHi Names Roads Director Olen FuHerton Succeeds Baker LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 13. (AP> — Gov. McMath has appointed Olen Fullertori of Morrilton QS the new Arkansas highway director. He wil succeed J. C. Baker who resigned lost Saturday. Loid Eadler, Morrillon farmer and farm implement dealer, will replace Fullerlon as a member of the Ark ansas Highway Commission. Th appointments, announced yestcr day. will become effective Jan. 1, Chief highway engineer A, F Johnson will act as director fron Dec. 15 (effective date of Baker 1 resignation) until the first of th year. Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy with n important temperature change th: although In tome cases there was'stang have rejected as | only minor modification of wording. | phrasing. Hofel Fire Chases 200 FARGO. N. retired ;x:hool n. Dec. teacher 13. missing and at !ca:.t two other persons suffered burns today in a hotel tire that chafed 200 persons, many in night clothing, Into 13 below zero weather. He Still Gets Around MINXKDOSA. Man, Dec. 13. (>Tj —One of the oldest practicing physicians in Manitoba, Dr. J. N, Andrew is traveling his rounds in his 10th automobile. Besides all (he cars he has worn out, he has used vague i about -io different horses in his (long career. ed by a innti whose wartime government ordnance contracts were sharply criticized by Mr. Truman, then a senator. Attendance Is Heavy Mr. Truman's news conference, always well-attended, drew an even heavier than usual attendance of reporters who anticipated he might announce some dramatic action In connection with the newest disclosures. When the subject came up, the President declared with firm emphasis that his adjninistratlon al- ays acted sv, iftly to el 1 ^ so . Sfj £. nte administration^ did exactlj trill;* through its loyallj' boards, in the case of Communists who worn found to be working for the government. ; These were brought to trial and convictions were obtained by tlie attorney general Just as they should have been, despite a great .special agency he might set up to police the federal service. "No Comment" Told there were reports that FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover might head such a body, Mr. Truman would not comment. Pressed as to when he would act, Mr. Truman told the reporters to have a little patience—that they would learn something later in the week. Me'.said that If he does set up sue h a body It w ill be h is own kind ol committee and not ons patterned alter some special government units that have been eei up in the past. He recalled laughingly that thert has been a Truman committee before, meaning the War Production Invest igatui g Com mi ties that h« icnded while a U. S. senator. The President was asked how It isppencd that officials like those recently dismissed got into the government service in the first pla,ce. He said he didn't know. He asked ,t anybody could explain how it is that some people who are employed by banks steal money from tha banks. r Assistant County Agent 1$ Named As Murray walked out epoiiers: 'We witl submit a report on the .atus of negotiations when we meet 'ith the executive board nud the he told dei11 ° r ballyhoo to the contrary, the president .suit!. All Were Investigated He declared that the public officials recently fixed—including •age policy committee. J would not are to add anything to that right iOW." Snag" In Negotiations? The announcement touched oft peculation in some steel quarters hat Murray has hit a snag in his legotiations lor Vhe 22 demands he vants incorjKirated in the new con- ract. U.S. Steel Corp. sources, how- vcr, would not comment on Muray's action, nor on the possibility if a crisis in the pact talks now tn he third week. Wage Hike Wanted Murray has snid publicly Unit he van Is a substantial v:nge increase over the average hrmrly $1.95 pay ills million member union now !>arns. Also he wfliiLs a union shop, guaranteed annual wage, nnd im- iroved premium nnd incentive pay. One steel source said the coin- Gnu die— all were being hivestiyat- ctl by the executive branch ot the government before their names turned up in congressional Investigations. He said the administration was wise to Caudle, who has been accused of taking favors from persons involved In tax difficulties with the government, long before -such charges were made by the House ways and means subcommittee investigating the tax scandals. Caudle's resignation would have been n&ked even without the committee's intervention, the President added. A reporter expressed surprise a.t this, recalling that McGnUh, who was Caudle's boss, told the House investigators only last Tuesday that he personally never had any Agnculfurc Teacher, Gets Post Herschel H. Carter, veterans agriculture instructor at Blytheville High School, has been appointed at assistant county agent for North Mississippi County, County Agent Keith Bilbrey said this morning. Mr. Carter was named to succeed \V. R. Jackson, who resigned last month to enter private business In Fulton, Miss. A graduate, of the University of Arkansas, Mr, Carter did post -* graduate work In agriculture at Iowa State College. He formerly was agriculture instructor at Arkansai A & M College in Montlcello, He will assume his new duties trie iirst of the year Mr. Bilbrey said. suspicions i Caudie. Mr. Truman replied crisply that pany is not in a position to make [ he doesn't, keep t'he books' for" hi.s a wage offer until it is known what • the Price SLnbili^-ition Board will grant in the way of a steel price increase. LITTLE CHANGE afternoon, tonight and Friday ex cept occasional rain or snow an turning colder extreme northwe. portion Friday. Low LcmperftUin 28-33 tn north portion tonight. Missouri fort cast; Cloudy ai colder tonicht and Friday with sno bc-glning west portion tonigh ipreading over state Friday; lo .onight near 5 above northwest 20-25 southwest; high Friday 15-25 Minimum this morning—29, Maximum yesterday—58, Sunset today—4:5Q. Sunrise tomorrow—fi:59. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—42.05. Mean temperature (midway be- Uvr-en high and low)—43.5. Normal mean temperature for December—41 9, This Dale I>asl Year Minimum this morn hip—32. Maximum yesterday—37, UN to Elect Security Council Member,Later PARIS, Dec. 33. M>—The United Nations General Assembly today suspended unlU next week Us attempt to elect a new member to the Security Council after a record- breaking 15 ballots failed to break deadlock between Greece and White Russia. When today's balloting ended, American-backed Greece—with 36 votes to White Russia's 23—was 0:1 ly four votes short of the 40 votes; two-thirds majority, needed for election. attorney general. "W«s McKfnney Correct?" The president was nsked if McKin ney had been correct in telling reporters earlier this week that the president feels he hns been "sold down the river" by federal employees who have proved faithless to their trust. "Well who wouldn't feel that way?" the President said. He went on to say that he has been a firm lighter for clean government ever since his first election lo public office in 1922. He declined to say what sort of Ta/t to Lose TonsiJs CINCINNATI, Dec. 13. (^—Senator Robert A. Taft will have his tonsils removed tomorrow. City Schools Add $39.71 to Annual TB Fund Drive The Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association said today that Blytheville schools contributed a total of S39.7L to the annual fund campaign through the sales of double-barred crosses, Mrs, C, G. Redman, executive secretary of the Association, reported the following sennol-by-school totals: Lange, 510,79; Sudbury, S7.07; Central. $6.49: Junior High, $4.36; Senior High, $10.4(X The Yarbro School's results will be included in the community total for Yarbro, Mrs. Redman said. After being rained out last Saturday, Osceola drive workers \\i\\ cnndirct their sale of the crosses this Saturday. Meaning of Christmas Picked As Theme of BHS Yule Concert "What Does Christmas Mean? 1 * uttl be the theme of the annual Yule concert to be presented^ by the Choral Department ol Blylhe- vlllc High School, tonight at the school. Selections by the Junior Choir and Senior Choir will be given at the 8 p.m. program, which also lore Christmas," by Cary-Simeone. will be sung. Mrs. C. M. Smart. Emily Damon. Sue Jobc and Frances Slay ton xvill be accompanists. The concert ail! include numbers by Ralph NicltoLs, violinist, and flute selections by Sue and Lue Owens. Miss Frances Boven and W- D. Lost Arkansas Lad Found in Woods LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Dec. 13. ^ — Threc-year-oW Ken- dricko was found this morning, apparently unhurt after wandering overnight in a rugged area 12 miles west of here. Jerry Renter, radio station KLRA of Little Rock rejwrted that searchers, found the missing tot- alter an rt!l-nis;ht hut 1 .! over wooded, nJgijed terrain. (Related story on Pa^c 8.) lITTLf LIZ— include special numbers and I Tommcy are faculty assistants and cor.ibinrd fongs by the Junior and Senior Choirs. The program is under Ihe direction of Mrs. J. Wilson Henry and will open with selections by the Junior Choir. Melodies ranging Precipitation January 1 to this j from "Our Sweet Savior Dear," daie--S98«. by Bell, to •• Twai ths Night Be- .limnu- Culberlson Ls president of the choral sroup. other officers are Sally Tricschmaun, vice president: Mariha Nichols, treasurer; and J;mnu'e llorner. secretary. Ushers will be Pat Hcarn, AUcne Wimbtrly, Melbaline Hill ind Doris Bean. guests'fwl ot kome raolly wish tt*y

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