The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1951 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 14, 1951
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VOC. XLVU—NO. 228 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS —— ""* DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Or NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND snir™^ ..r a c,™,or ^"^ Blytheville Courier Blythevlll« D»Uy News jppi Valley L*td«r Blytbevllle Herald ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1951 HEADS C. OF C.—Max Logan (right) stands be- Courler News Photo „ , — —i^uuncr news j*nolo fore a map of the city and receives congratulations chamber of Commerce yesterday afternoon Russell on bring elected to the presidency of the Blytheville Hays, retiring president, congratulates Mr. Logan, Mexican Labor Max Logan Is Elected Contract Hangs President of C. of C. On'Production' House Group Told 16 Million Bale Cotton Crop Could Help MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 14. (if)—A House agriculture subcommittee Wa« told here yesterday a workable plan (or importing Mexican labor must be devised U 16 million bales ttf ootton are. produced in 1952.' Spokesmen for midsouth plant«K urged th» subcommittee hearing «i migratory labor to promulgate a new agreement for next year to *eplac« th« present plan, expiring hi Itbnury. - a J. C.iBaird. jr., ehairmari of the TJeliiy Council's Labor Com- »itt*«; former Arkansas Gov. Sit>*¥- «r Adkins; arid B. P. Smith, seire- "35 .„ manager of the ixlta Council, ;r« among witnesses criticizing • Mexican labor contract. ~'' •• * Cot-Back Plant Told '-" Balrd said Mississippi planters Intend to eat back their crttop acreage next year to a point Were it can be handled by domestic labor. The average cost of handling one Mexican worker is $55, not ' including wages, Baird said, and the employer is forced to pay a laborer's transportation back t« Mexico if the Mexican jumps his contract. Adkins, now Arkansas director of the TJ. S. Employment Service, •«id a labor plan is needed at least by early January if farmers are to get ready for another 16 million bale crop as requested by the government. Agreement Unsatisfactory Adkins said the 1951 Mexican agreement was entirely unsatisfactory 1 . David Solomon, Helena, Ark., advanced the idea of bringing workers from the British West Indies. He said laborers from the West Indies had proved satisfactory in his area this year, that the contract terms were better than the Mexican contract and that _100.0flO workers could be made available In 1952. Weather Arkansas forecast: Occasional rain and turning much colder this after- noon and tonight. Snow or freezing raifi in north and west portions by tonight. Low temperatures 22-33 except 15-20 extreme northwest portion tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and cold. Missouri forecast: Snow north; rain southeast changing to slwt briefly Ihtn fo snow lonlght; cold wave tonight and Saturday; clearing southeast Saturday forenoon; strong winds diminishing SMur-' nay; total snowfall liktly sooth- east one Inch with considerable drifting; temperatures 10-15 extreme southea.,1 by Saturday momIng: high Saturday 15-29 sonth- ust; fair and wry cold SJiurday night; low Mm U> 1« below most of state. Minimum this morning—29 Maximum yesterday—54 Sunset today—4:54. Sunrise tomorrow—6-59 Precipitation 24 hours'to lam today—.23. Total since Jan. i—4228. tween high and low)—4L5. Normal mean temperature December—41.9. - This Date L.,1 Year Minimum this morning—'33 Maximum yesterday—41. Precipitation January i >« Ai ' for Max Logan, real estate man, was elected president of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce at the first meeting of the organization's new board of directors yesterday afternoon. Twelve members ol the board* were elected earlier this week and they joined 13 hold-over members to form the new governing body. Mr. Logan, who headed the Chamber's Industrial Committee last year, replaces Russell Hays as president. . Roy Hall was elected first vice- president; w. D. Chamblin, second vice-president; and James Terry, treasurer. To Name .Committee* ; . Committees for 1952 will be named at a special board meeting to be held in the neat future, Mr Logan said. . , The Chamber of Commerce Ib-j year-.wi.^f{v^S *9 r>h .. • • - *»»? ^»j • - • • hand, .according to "an : ,udit report made iat yesterday's meeting. ITh'e treasurer's report runs from Nov. 30 to Nov. 30 Instead .of the.calen- dar year. Manager Worth D. Holder explained.) ~ ' '-' » Total receipts in the report period were $11,467.60 and $8,433.14 was left over> from i960, according to IV -B audit. disbursements totaled $15 83414 of the $19,900.74 available. Dues Bring Revenue Membership dues accounted for almost all receipts' during the period. The Chamber spent money for such things as an industrial brochure,, an industrial survey," travel expenses for conferences with manufacturers. Mississippi County hospital project, exhibits and floats, and salaries and office expenses. Mr. Logan, in his acceptance speech, suggested a survey to determine where in Blytheville people do business and why in order to improve business conditions here The board re-hired Worth Holder as manager and Mrs. Louis Walpole as office secretary. $5,231 Collected To Dote in County TB Fund Drive A total ol 55,231.05 has been collected to date In the campaign for 515.000 being conducted In Mississippi County bv the Counly Tuberculosis Association^ Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary of the association soid today that S3.495.43 of Blytheville's $6000 quota In the drive has been obtained to date. She said reminders have been mailed in Blytheville and other communities in an effort to speed returns. Contributions obtained to date in Osceola total $838.50. she said. She also announced totals to date from 15'communities. Of these, only Pecan Point's S85 total represents a complete report, she said. The others include: Armorel $52 Tomato S25. Number Nine 474 Dell $276.07. Forty and Eight 454, 'GOS- nell S75. Half Moon $19, Promised Land S52.78. Clear Lake $57 West Ridge S16, Blytheville air base $4427, Flat Lake $17, Yarbro $40, and Lone Oak 521. Farm Bureau Reaffirms Stand on Legislation CHICAGO, Dcc. 14. If, — The American Farm Burea.ii Federation, one of the nation's biggest agrlcul- t'iral groups, has reaffirmed 1U frnidway be- staml favoring existing federal farm Policies of the federation were expressed in resolutions approved by voting delegates yesterday at the close of the group's 33rd an- King George Is 56 misl convention. More than 1,000 tMs farm men and women attended the five-day meeting. Blytheville Man Dies of Gunshot Wound in Head Lendennie Fowler, 63, Found in Alley; Hplt Says Suicide_ Indicated :;.Lend"enuie. .Fowler - 63, Blytheville landowner and businessman died shortly after his arrival-at Blvtne- viile' Hospital- this"'morning of a sunshot wound said by officers to have been self-inflicted. " - Mr. Powler'-was found at 8 a m £day in an - alley north of War Memorial Auditorium on Nortli Second Street. He had been shot once m the head and died a few mln utcs after arrival at the hospital. Although no official verdict ha! been handed down Coroner E M Holt said all evidence points' to suicide. O. D. Buffington, who operates grocery store north of the alley i which the shooting occurred totu a reporter that when he opened his store shortly before 8 a.m., Mr Fowler was standing in front of the store talking to Qaylord Leivis A few minutes later, Mr. Buflington said, a shot was heard. He said he found Mr. Fowler lying j n ( h e alley a few feet from Second Street Revolver Found Officers found a .32-20 Colt volver under Mr. Fowler's body Mr. Lewis said Mr. Fowler did not seem nervous or despondent befot the shooting. w - H - Skclton of Promised Land, Mr. Fowler's half-brother, told the Courier News he knew of no rca son why his brother should haw killed himself. Officers said thai Mr. Fowler left no suicide note. Mr. Powler was born in Blythe- 'lie anrf h*iH r, - - his ....... He owned residential and . an business property and until a fe Counsel Tells Of Tipping' T. L Caudle IRB's Oliphant Soys He Told Of Investigation WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— (AP)—Charles Oliphant, resigned chief counsel of the International Revenue Bureau, admitted today he tipped off T. Lamar Caudle that his income tax returns were under investigation by Senator John Williams (R-Dela.) In the witness chair oj House tax investigators, Oliphant also ac kowledged that he l«t a tax prosecution cose drop because of the interest of a member of Congress. Rep. lames Morrison (D-La) He said he did It despite instructions from his own boss that the case should be pressed. The "tip" Oliphant passed to Caudle was brought out under questioning from Rep. Byrnes (R- Secret Session Recalled Byrnes'said Caudle told the Investigators in a secret session last Nov. 2 that Oliphant had given hun that word and felso ha'd warned him (hat a House committee wanted his tax returns. Oliphant denied that he had told Caudle the committee had requested his lax papers. But in a low. expressionless voice Oliphant said: "I told him Senator Williams hart asked for his returns " Williams for months had been conducting a personal and independent inquiry into tax irregulari- Some." 01 the senator's friends credit him with being mainly responsible for the present congressional digging into how the federal tax collecting service has been run. Byrnes Demands to Know VVheii Oliphant denied he (.old Caudle the committee had asked for his tax returns. Byrnes demanded to know how Caudle knew "this committee hud his income-' tax returns, which it_ then . had on Nov. "I could not say, sir.. I did noi tell Mr. ''Caudle that 'your committee had asked, for his tax returns," Oliphant replied. Caudle was -fired last month as an assistant attorney general. In dismissing him. President Truman gave as his reason that Caudle's "outside activities" were incompatible with fiis official duties FOURTEEN PAGES •-- .. — 3 Neutral Nations Alerted for Duty As Inspection Unit Reds Maintain ROW Secrecy; U.S. Loses Three Aircraft WASHINGTON, Dec. -14. (AP)—The UnitoH <?r«t». has alerted thtcenations Sweden, ' —Courier News Photo MARCH OF DIMES-CHAIRMEN'—Elbert Johnson (left), who will direct the 1952 March of Dimes campaign in Mississippi County, and Bill Rader, Blytheville campaign director, are shown as they visited Ihe crippled children's clinic at the County Health Unit yesterday with them is Steve Ingram. Rt. 4, Blytheville, a 19-month-old polio victim, The March of Dimes campaign will begin Jan. 1.. U. S. Mediators Meet With Big Steel Men PITTSBURGH, Dec. H. MP)-Two government mediators trying to stave off ,a nationwide steel strike New Year's Day, conferred today with a top representative of U. S. Sleel Corp., th« bellwether o'f the • industry. Vice President John A. Stephens, who is heading big steel's negotiat- . tog committee in crucial w»ge cop- 1 ^St^hens jle tract'tafe, "met with the rfiedlators about 45 minutes before going into another session with Philip Murray, head of the million-member CIO, United Steelworkersr Stephens had little to say, merely commenting: "I simply talked to the negotia- Observance Ibf Christmas In Blytheville's Churches To Have Choral Emphasis Following the pattern of past years, observance of Christmas in Blylheville churches will have a choral basis. Churches whose Yuletide plans have arrived at the armounceable stage have indicated that choruses will be busy from this week-end until Christmas, Thirteen of the city's largest churches have musical programs and choir appearances .scheduled Cantatas, pageants and playlets are planned by several. Three churches—First Lutheran, St. Stephen's Episcopal and Immaculate Conception Catholic— plan midnight services Christmas Eve. The Lutheran service Christmas Eve- will feature a motion picture of the Nativity. —- — uijuir- The First Baptist Church's Junior and had resided here all of Choir and Sunday School classes of days ago he operated a whiskey i store and billiard parlor on Main Street, Mr. SJcclton said Besides his brother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. May Fowler of Blytheville; one daughter Mrs Pauline Hendrix of Osceola: ami one son. Lendennle Fowler Jr of Los Angeles. Calif. Funeral services, am Incomplete. Mr. Fowler's body Is «&obb *un- eral Home. > --A Home Decoration Contest Entry Deadline Monday Deadline for entries in the annual Christmas home decoration contest is Monday, Mrs. c. E. Graves, chairman ot the contest committee said today. Only one entry has been received to date, she said. The contest is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Blytheville Garden Club. pri>fve rtf (It tin n -I ff in *"in.,-> \jt e 14, «iu ntlCI S5 Will be awarded the top three entrants by Ihe Chamber of Commerce. JudslnB Is scheduled to be done between Tuesday and Friday. 'LONDON. Dec. M. Mi - King . . . -ng VI was « years old today the First Methodist Church will "go caroling" throughout the city "The Christ Child" by Hawlcy will be presented by the First Ban"list Chance! Choir this Sunday. Mrs Harold Davis serves as choir director. On Dec. 23. the Vesper Choir will present "The Christmas Carols of Many Lands" in connection with special services. The Junior Choir also will assist the Chancel Choir in caroling throughout the city. . Carol Service Planned More than 100 voices will take Part in the Candle Light Carol Service to b egiven at the First Christian Church at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Combined Junior and Senior Choirs of the First Christian Church. Ihe Presbyterian Church of OsccoSa and the Methodist Church of Luxora will present the service. The same group will be at the Osceola church Sunday at 4:30 p.m and also at the Luxora Church Dec 21 at 7:30 pm. Q. w. Hall of Luxora and Dalton c. Powlslon of Blytheville will be soloists at the services. James Terry will narrate the story ol Bethlehem, and organ numbers by Mrs. Fowlstou will Include a medley of Christmas carols and the "March of the Magi." The usual program of Yuletide music Is being planned by the First Methodist' Church with the annual program of the Vesper Clioin scheduled for 4 p.m. Dcc. 33. Dramas will be presented, classes will have parties and the annual caroling about the city during the season Is planned, according to Mrs J Wilson Henry, choir director. Special programs under the sponsorship of the First Presbyterian Church will be given this Sunday when the senior choir under the direction of L. T. Moore, will present n Christmas program. Soloists will be Mrs. J. E. Carter. Mrs George M. Lee. Mrs. A. S. Harrison.' Mrs. Margaret Finger and Mrs. Tom Miller. Trumpets to .loin Choir A choir and trumpet trio number "All Hail the Power," is planned' Larry Baker. Albert Palrficld and Jerry Strickland compose the trio Mr. Moore also will serve as organist. On Dec. 23. Ihe Junior Choir, ch is directed by Mr. and Mrs i Miller, plans a performance. Udmght services beginning at •a p.m. Christmas Eve will hlgh- t the activities of the choir of ^-M K , P ^"' s E " isco Pa> Church, which Is directed by c. c. McClue A church school pageant will be held at 5 p.m. Dcc. 23 A film of the Christmas story al- crnalin g with congregational sing- Ing of Christmas carols is planned for ine First Lutheran Church Dec. 21. Mrs. E. M. Terry. Jr., scrm as choir director. The choir will present a program with congregational singing from 11:30 pm till 12:15 a.m. and this will he follow- tors and answered -.their ' . He D«<;liD*4 'u> Si questions~jiad been'asked him by Clyde Mills."and Walter A. Maggiolo Mills assistant chief ol f the US ,,.,^, l;I5 . near Aflm R E L Medial™ Service, and Jd»g6loto, wanted to know wh™ He a5ed acting general counsel, arrived, by '" " ' nsxca. plane too late to attend yesterday's session'of company-union talks. , Sre VULE Predicted for This Area over Weekend be a none-too-plcasant weekend wcnthcrwise. The U. S. Weather Bureau in Little Rock forecast freezing rain or snow for tonight with temperatures as low as 15 degrees in the northwest sections. However, the Weather Bureau forecast emanating from Missouri for the southeast portion of that state was a little more specific. This forecast added a cold wave to the rnin-slect-snow com bination plus expectations of nearly an inch of snow for Southeast Missouri—with considerable drifting. Temperatures of Irom 10 to 15 degrees In the southeast section by Saturday morning with highs of from 15 to 20 degrees tomorrow are expected. ,-L, a i ,. , —•>—"..c^.i, iwiway ana Switzerland —that hey may be proposed as members of "non-bellijrerent" inspection teams in event of an armistice in Korea The proposed team would main-* rea ' tain a check nn n-i^iim.- ti. a *-*— —^__ The proposed team would main-* :aln a check on whether the Communists, on the one hand, and the United Nations forces, on the other were abiding by the armistice terms' The approach to the three nations was made through their ambassadors here yesterday by John D. Hlckerson. assistant secretary of state for United Nations affairs Hlckerson, it was learned, told the ambassadors the United states would like to know whether their governments had any objections to participation on an inspection commission. fteds Make 'Slip' in Talk About Their POW Camps MUNSAN, Korea, Dec. 14 (AP)— The Reds flatly refused today to lift he curtain O t secrecy surrounding their prison camps, but said they would okay the rotation of 5 000 troops a month if the Allies accept other Communist terms for enforcing a Korea truce. The limited rotation plan was part of a new six-point Communist proposal which made little impression on Allied negotiators. An official U N communique made no mention of j * i ?J] aild Sllld the Proposal showed little significant departure from the unacceptable proposal of Dec. 3 Enforcement Ij Question Negotiators have not agreed on how ar- armistice would be enforced. The Allies have Indicated they might accept a Communist, proposal to use representatives of neutral nations for behind-the-llnes Inspections. Red delegates said International Red Gross inspection of Commun- Sesllor?" Caml " "" ""*'•« the I.Jstr Are Refined . lIsUUf.Alufd p'rlsoners unte U. N. command first accepts the Communist Idea of exchanging all Libby Rear Adm. Ft. . e: 'isn't it because your list contains Just a handful of names and you are ashamed to give It to us?" The Reds complained the great majority or prisoners held by the U. N. would not be returned It an exchange were made on u man-for- man basis 35 the Allies want • Remark Was "Slip" A U. N. spokesman called the Communist's remark a slip. A u. N. command. broadcast from Tokyo to Korea again charged that the Red secrecy concerning prisoners wins "blackmail" to win their armistice demands. Mill.* Immediately sought to suike talk of a breakdown in the negotiations by saying: •-_ "Nothing specific prompted the government to take a hand In .the steel wage talks. We weren't going to wait until the last minute." Strike to Be Authorised The New York Herald Tribune .said today the USW plans to authorize Murray to call a strike against the steel industry, it stated: "The authority 'is slated to be granted on Mi-. Murray's recommendation, in Pittsburgh on Monday at a meeting of the union's wage policy committee, which Mr Murray has summoned because, ol lack of in negotiations." The newspaper said the union "is cd one Communist jet and darfJzert not expected to strike on the heels three. ' * ol the authorization." adding "the move Is to get the case into the hands of the government." Allies Lose Three Planes in Korean Air ,' 1 , K ° rCil ' Dcc ' U ' (AP) ~ * lrcralt u " s *ot down Truman to Meet King WASHINGTON, DCC. 14. «•, '_ President Truman scheduled a conference today with Rep. King ID- head ot the House commit- The U. a. Fifth Air Force said all the Sabres returned safely from Ihoir two Jet fights over northwest Korea. So did two reconnaissance P-SO Shooting Stars that were jumped bv .six Rcd-Mig 15s near the North Korean capital. Pyongyang The F-aOs outmaneuvcred and outflew the Red pilots In the much faster Mlgs, In unrelated actions Red flak brought down a Shooting Star, an hree fell in Communist or. Fagc 14 t'e Invesligailng. t»x scandals. Cooter Planter Dies in Plane Crash COOTER. MO., Dec. 14 — jerry Holly, about 40, Cooter farmer and gin operator, was killed instantly at !0:30 this morning when the small plane he was fly- Ing crashed in a cotton field a mile southeast ol here. Details of the crash were not immcdialdy available but Mct- vin Clark, an employee ot German Funeral Home at Stecle who hclpco remove the body from the wreckage.' said that Mr. Holly was alone in the piane. The crash occvirred about 300 yards from a house, Mr! Clark said. The slrplaiie. believed lo have been a Piper Cub, did not burn. Mr. Holly's plane is belived to have taken off from i former Air Force auxiliary field near Cooter a few minuies before it crashed. McKinney Lashes At Party Critics CHICAGO, Dec. H. rVT>|—Demo- cratic Chairman Frank E. McKin- ncj. defending the administration against charges of corruption, said last night sonic Republican critics "arc undermining confidence in the government." He termed the critics "disciples of double-trying to sneak into of- tfce in a cloud of negative criticism." He attacked them for "belittling every constructive thins accomplished by the government of Ihe greatest nation on earth." Joan Bennett's Agent Is Shot BEVERLY HILLS, Calif,, Dec. H lift— Before Ihe horrified eyes of his nifc. Joan Bennett, producer Walter Winger shot down her «Bcm in a parking lot last night rbecause he broke up my home." i The greying moviemaker approached the pair as they were chatting and without saying a word fired two shots from a .38 caliber pistol at point blank range. India, Turkey Sign Pact NEW DELHI, India. Dec. 14. (ip> —India, and Turkey signed a treaty of perpetual peace and friendship" I today. C/f y Workers Still Wonder: No Pay Day? . About 60 city employes still wondered today If they would b» paid tomorrow as city officials announced that no "payroll angel" has been found to provide th« needed »6,000. With only eight more shopping days until Christmas. Finance Committee Chairman L. o. Nash added some encouragement to the picture this morning when he said "we'll work out something " "We're fctHI looking for the 'angel,' " Alderman Nash said, "and I don't know just what we'll do. But we'll work out something for them." As of this morning, the city had about »3,700. City Cleric w. I. Malm said th« workers would not be paid in part but that checks will be held up full ' he Payr0 " Ca " ** m * c "* Tuesday night, City Council was told about »29,000 was needed to nnlsh this year's operation. The Council referred the problem to the Finance- Commute*. Which has it under itudy. County Hospital 20-Year l*, u « To Be Sold in Office Here on Bonds to finance cou.. "nits here and in Osce. sold at public auction irf ty court clerk's office ' ' Jan. a, according to earlier this week by Roland Green. The bond issue was Mississippi County v 1950 general election. _ was delayed until federal the project were approm,., Bonds totalling |47S.«< will b. sold and will bear IntcnW it tht rate of two and three quiruis per cent per annum. Tliev win be retired one a year from !«***t» 1973 A three-mill construction Ux levied on. property in Mlsitatppl Co, m . ty will be used to pav.'otf the bond issue. r ) i Collection toads lor Permission to levy Uie'ttiree-niill construction lax and > one-mill hospital maintenance t*»/ ires given by voters In the 1059 eleciion but the County Quorum Court voted against collecting it until this year when It became certifttj lederal funds would be a(«jl»W«' tor the hospitals. 0 The federal gincrmnWt u to pay about two-thirds of the construction costs. The Bljthwille unit will be located in the Country Club Heights addition and.wfU b« about a 70-bed hospital In'Csceota, a 45- bed unit will be built In the Polk addition aout half-»»y between Osceola High School »n,d Highway 61. Inside Today's Courier Newt ....Principal's Job jhoii shifting school trend... P^e i. . .."THs is wliy [ Choose America... Page 7. -..Or Mbsco Hn»i will) th« counly aircnt... ram news... Pag" 10-11. i ...Blythciilk (o pl»T south- slilt of Memphis Urifht. ..Page 8. ...Arkansas Ntwi Briefs... Page 3. ' ... Society... Paje 4. ...Markets. ..Paft: 14.

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