The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1951 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 15, 1951
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHKABT MISSOURI TOL. XLYH—NO. 229 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Dully News Mississippi Valley Leader BlythevUle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1951 EIGHT PAGES —Air Force Phnlo via AP BOOSTS BAG OF MIGS—Maj. George A. Davis, Jr., of Lubbock Tex., added further strength to his title of world's foremost jet ace In the big air battles over North Korea. Davis shot down four MIG-15s running his total kill over MIG Alley in Northwest Korea lo 12 planes including nine MIGs. He accounted for 2 MIGs In each of 2 clashes between American Sabre Jets pilots and Communist fliers. The Air Force *ald 13 Red MIGs were shot down and that only TJ. S. loss came when one Sabre Jet ran out of fuel. The pilot was rescued. U.S. Hikes Fighter Strength in Korea TOKYO, Dec. 15. (AP)—The Far East Air Forces to night announced "a substantial increase" in the numerica strength of F-86 Sabre jet fighters for use against Com munist MIG-15 jets in Korea. Lt, Gen. O. P. wevland, command - der of the Far East Air Forces also disclosed that the 51st Interceptor Wing, In addition to the veteran Fourth Fighter Interceptor Wing, was now flying the streaking Sabres tor the Fifth Air Force. Weyland said: "Gen. ,Hoyt S. Vandenberg, chief of ttaff of the TJ. S. Air Force, decided \a furai'h Qs>,;iih. the acidly tional winjj^Jbi' Sa^bre' jets several j, wepks p.go'when the Communists •' markedly Increased their MIG-15 operations over northwest Korea." "I Am Appreciative" "I am deeply appreciative of this additional help we have received from the U. S. Air Force In our »truggle to maintain air superiority over Korea and I know that MaJ. 'Gen. Frank F. Everest, command*"? general of the Fifth Air Force, joins me In this appreciation," Weyland added. "^' "With these additional F-86s we New AP Service Includes Courier SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Goes into Operation Monday in Arkansas can do a better'job in support- of the U. N. operations In Korea." Weyland said thnt the additional Sabre jets were quickly transported to the Far East aboard two aircraft carriers and immediately put Into combat with the fourth and the 5Ist wings of the Fifth Air Force. Reds Are Accused Of 'Trying to Win' MUNSAN, Korea, Dec. 15. (AP)—A ifef' United Nations command truce ne- ' gotlator today accused the Communists of trying to win at the conference table what they could not win in battle. Other U N. delegates reported "no progress at all" in today's prisoner exchange negotiations. Maj. Gen. Howard Turner lam- blasted the Reds "after rejecting a six-point Korean truce supervision plan calling for limited troop rotation. "You seek to gain through negotiation what you could not win through fighting. You seek to avoid through negotiation what you could Sc« CEASE-FIRE on Page 8 Weather forecasl: Pair and this afternoon and to- = night. Continued Low temperatures cold Sunday from 5 in ex- (EDITOR'S NOTE: Followine is a story on a new method of news transmission beinfr pnt In effect In Aik»n-uw by the Asso- " elated Press, the wire Krvic« which provides the Courier News wHh stories of state, national and world happenings. For the present, the ' Courier News will use Hie "monitor" system described In 'he first portion of the third paragraph instead of the perforated tape method.) treme northwest to 15 in south tonight. Missouri forecast: Generally fair «nd continued unseasonably cold tonight and Sunday; low tonight 5 to 10 below zero north to zero to five about extreme south; high Sunday near J5 north to 20 to 23 In south. Minimum this morning— 17 Maximum yesterday— 54. Sunset today — 4:51. Sunrise tomorrow— 6:59. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a ni today— .15. Total since Jan. 1—42.43. Mean temperature (midway between high and low*--35,5. NorrnaJ mean temperature for December — 41.9. This Dile tJst Year Maximum yesterday— 35. Minimum this morning— &j. Precipitation January 1 to this date— 59.86. LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 15. (AP) — A new method of delivering news from the Associated Press to member-newspapers in Arkansas will be launched Monday when a tele- typesetter circuit goes Into opera- Mon. Teletypsetter-known as ITS — is a means of setting each AP story in type in a continuous process through the medium of a perforated tape. • However, each newspaper has the choice of receiving news on a special teletypewriter which prints adjusted lines In much the same style as they will appear in the paper, or on the perforated tape—or both. The tape Is perforated at a central point and duplicated by means of electrical Impulses In AP-mcmbeL newspaper plants in the slate. The same impulses operate the special teletypewriters at the same time. Type Set Automatically When the tape is fed Into a spe cial attachment on a typecasting machine in composing rooms, the type is set automatically. Thirteen newspapers In Arkansas, two in Memphis and one in Tu'- sa are on the Arkansas TTS circuit. In rdditlon, the AP report.-will be relayed from Hot Springs to eleven other newspapers nine in Arkansas; two in Texas-^over i privately - operated telelypesettei circuit—one of the-first such operations In the nation. This private circuit is referred to as the C. E Palmer circuit. On the Arkansas AP-TTS circuit are these newspapers: Blythevllle Courier News, jonesboro Sun, Paragould Press, Fort Smith' Times Record and Fort Smith Southwest American, Fayettevllle Morthwes Times, Rogers News, conway Log Cabin Democrat. Hot Springs Ne» Era and Hot Springs Sentinel Record. Pine Bluff Commercial. Little Rock Arkansas Democrat and the Arkansas Gazette, Memphis Press old Front Hits State, Midwest Sub-Zero Blast Bites at Rockies, Missouri Parts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The temperature plunged to low of eight degrees in northwest Arkansas night, as a cold front covered ,he entire state. However, a forecast by the U.S. Weather Bureau o! snow ami freez- ng rain failed to materialize. The only repovts of precipitation were 02 of snow and rain at Fayette- ille and a trace of snow at Port Smith. Payettevillc posted the stale's Ion emperature reading— eight degrees Gilbert recorded 10. while Port Smith and Dardaiielle each re- Dortcd 14. Other Low Readings Other low readings included Lit;le Rock 18, El Dorado 23. Texar- cana 20. Pine Bluff 21. ozark 12 Morrilton 17. and Newport 16. The bureau in Little Rock predicted a low reading of 14 degrees for the state tonight and said the mercury would not rise above 34 today. However, the forecaster said top of 40 degrees should be reached Sunday as the cold front begins to melt away. Pair skies were predicted for today and tomorrow. By The Associated Press blast of sub-zero cold struck areas from the Rockies to the Midwest today and the coldest weather of the season was in prospect for most of the country. The biting cold came on the heels of a fast-moving snowstorm which yesterday dealt damaging blows and Inconvenienced millions from the Midwest to the North Atlantic states. At least 27 persons died from causes attributed to the mid-December snowstorm, which left record falls In many areas across the northeastern quarter of the country. The .wind-swept snow falls disrupted transportation and communications in scores of cities. • ..Temperatures dipped .to fnr-be- *low zero early today In Montana, Minnesota and North Dakota, the frigid blasts swept across the Canadian border. It was -23 at Miles City, Mont. The colder weather was headed for most sections of the country, Including wide areas "of the ! South. Readings of 15 were predicted for areas in Tennessee: Blast Reaches Panhandle The icy blasts extended Into the Texas Panhandle early today with - low of 13 above at Amarlllo. The snowstorm that swept Midwest and eastern slates yesterday moved into the northern New Eng- and region today. Light snow con- iinued In the southern parts of Indiana, Illinois and Missouri and In narrow band from western Mcn- ana to western Nebraska. Seven traffic deaths were attrib- ited to hazardous highway condi- — AT VVIrcphotn FIRE TURNS HOTEL INTO ICE PALACE— One person perished two are missing, and four were injured when fire gutted a Fargo, N Dak., landmark— the Earle hotel, formerly the Waldorf— early Dec. 13. Water from firehoses the blazing structure. froze almost inslantly as It was played Phone Calls to Official Enter U.S. Tax Probe Jess Larson's Phone Used To Call Nathan 10 Times AVASHINGTON, Dec. 15. (AP)—The first phase In a sensational probe of tax scandals ended last night with a series of fresh disclosures, one of which involved ten phone calls made over a high government official's private line to Frank Nathan. Nathan has been previously named in an alleged half million dollar shakedown plot. House Investigators produced evidence that the phone of Jess Larson, head of the General Services Agency, was used for long distance Inside Today's Courier News ...Oseeola n e w s.. .Society... Luxora news ..Page 2. ...Chicks beat Sou'tli Side... Sports.. Pajre 5. .. .Markets.. .Arkansas News Briefs...Page 8. Appea ions in Missouri and Kansas. Much drifting was reported as winds of 20 to 25 miles an hour swept the tw.o states. Readings of were forecast today but a State Line Fire Fatal To 3 NegroChildren Three Negro children burned to death when fire destroyed their home about two miles west of Hermonctale, Mo., yesterday afternoon. 15 above drop to 5 to 10 below was in prospect in the northern sections of the two states ionight. In St. Louis an estimated 5000 homes were without electric service lor varying periods yesterday as i;e-covered power lines snapped. The storm developed so quickly weather bureau forecasters in Washington said, they did not have time to predict it In advance. More Cold Moves In As men and machines worked to clear the snow, a fresh mass of cold air from Canada moved Into tile Midwest. Th.» coldest weather of the tall season— with winter's olfl- clal start a week away — was forecast for the north central region over the weekend. Sub-zero readings were predicted for the 'entire area. The cold from the Midwest headed for the Middle Atlantic and northeastern sections. And In the eastern seaboard, See WEATHER on Page 8 Wage 'Angel' Arrives Via Debt Payorh That "angel" arrived In time, and with a "couple of dollars left over." City officials thus gave a half- sigh of relief this mo'rnin^as.they, made out the payroll for some GO employes who until yesterday faced the prospect of Christmas without a paycheck. City Clerk W. I. Malin said today that a last-minute drive to collect overdue privilege license and similar fees brought in the $6,000 needed' to meet today's mid-month payroll. Expenditures for street-widening work this year drained the city's coffers to the point that while $29.000 was needed to finish this year's operations only $540 remained In the bank. As of yesterday morning, the city had about $3,100 obtained from this month's revenues to date. The rest of the month? Mr. Malin said "I don't know about that. I'm just going from day to day." Louis G. Nash, chairman of the City Councils Finance Committee to Which li.e-pi-0'olcru ImS bcfcu "referred, said "Well still be look- Ing for an 'angel" Dec. 31." Dead are Paillette Thomas, 2; Fred Thomas, Jr., 1; and Betty Jean Thomas, 4; all children of Fred and Clara Thomas. Thomas had been living on the Rep, according : e, Negro, to Cecil Harry farm of Winfield about a year, Fowler, bookkeeper for the Brown Gin at Hermondale. The mother had gone to a nearby store and the fire broke out In her absence, it was reported here. It was not known what started the blaze. Bodies are at Caston Funeral Home here but funeral arrangements were incomplete this morning. Blaze Damages Filling Station Fire, caused by thawing frozen water pipes with a blow torch, resulted in considerable smoke am water damage to Harold Doyle's service station at t:.e Arkansas? Missouri state line this morning. Tile blaze was confined to the attic of the station and Blytheville firemen brought the blaze under control before it could spreac to the rest of the building. March of Dimes Quotas Assigned Goal for County Set At $18,100; Blytheville Asked to Give $7,500 A quota of $18,100 for Mississippi County in the 1952 March of Dimes ens announced today by Elbert S Johnson of Blytheville, county chairman for the campaign. The drive will begin Jan. 1. Of this total, Blytheville's quota nas been set at $7,500. w. 5. Rader Is chairman of the drive In Blytheville. A, goal of $3,500 has been as- .igned Osceola, where _<S«oe :Butler will serve as commnattjr chairman. ' Other quotas of tl !KX» <r !mor« were assigned' the followttf tiwns Wilson. $1,500. with Rev Jtayl* B Bledsoe as chairman LnchtMle 51,200, Fred F. Alexander* "chair man; and Manila. $1.000, Max Isaacs, chairman. Other quotas and community chairmen Include the following: Armorel, $300, Marion Dyer; Bas sett, $100, Mrs. B. W. Burkett; Bur dctte, $100, Hollls Juniper; French man's Bayou, $100, Mrs. Lcsllf Speck; Huffman, $200, Pruitt Har rison; Joiner. $500, Julius Ralph and Harold Howcrton; Kelser, $300 the Rev. F. O. Anders; Luxora $500. the Rev. Harold White; To mate, $100. Marion Dyer; Wes Ridge, $150,'Mrs. Mable Littleton Quotas have been assigned bu no community chairmen named ye in the following: Ucll. $500; Driver S100: Dycss, $100; Etowah. $100 Roseland, S100; Victoria. $150. ills to Nathan In New York and iaml. Some of the calls were made last nnmer. "Half a Dozen" Larson later told a reporter he ade about "half a dozen," but ily to keep Nathan from using his ame "to help (Nathan) peddle oil." With the first part of the hearts over, President Truman wns pparcntly ready to announce road program to clean "wrong- oers" out of government. And a federal grand jury will ave the Job of sifting fact from ctlon in the amazing and often onfllctlng stories the ways and leans subcommittee hns heard. Chairman King (D-Calif) has or- ercd a transcript of the testimony mt to the Justice Department roni there it gees to a District of Columbia grand jury for scrutiny as to whether perjury prosecutions re warranted. Calls Spotlight Hearing The long distance calls from Laron to Nathan was one of yester- ay's high spots. "The only thing I cart think was oil deals." Nathan said by wa> explanation. "I swear I don' cmcmber those calls." Charles Oliphnnt, resigned gen cral counsel of the Internal Rev enue Department and yesterday' Irst witness, listened white-face as King called him, at the close o lis testimony: 'A victim of people who sough you out, as a friend, for benefit vhich: might flow to them whic would not flow to ordinary per oils. Santa Clous Victim Of Northeast Storm; Flight Postponed PLATTSBURGH. N. Y., Dec. 15. (AP)—Even Santa Clans was snowbound today by the storm that shackled the northeast. He had to postpone until Dec. 21 a transport plane flight to upstate orphanages. The flight was the second in a series of toy-delivering trips to orphans. The trips, sponsored by "Santa's Workshop" at North Pole, a village on the slope of Whiteface Mountain In the Adirondacks, began yesterday with a swing over New England. Santa's workshop Is distributing 10.000 toys, worth $30.000, to orphanages that have written the village. Unlucky House on 13th Avenue Hit for 16th Time in 15 Years Scimitar and Commercial and Tulfa (Okla) World. The Palmer Circuit Papers served from Hot Springs on the Palmer Circuit are: De- Queen Citizen. Texarkana News and Texarkana Gazette, Hope star, Magnolia Banner News, El Dorado Times and El Dorado News, Stuttgart Leader, Camden News, Rus- fcllville Courier-Democrat, and Helena World. The AP teletypcscllcr ci-ruil win operate H hours dally, from 1 a.m. to 3 pm. Monday through Friday and from 1 ».m. Saturday to J a.m. Sunday, HUNTINOTON. W.Va., Dec. 15. With a sigh of resignation, Robert Turner tcday began planning repairs to his unlucky house on 13th Avenue which has been hit by motor vehicles 16 times in the last 15 years. The latest bit of misfortune occurred Thursday night when & runaway truck butted another scar Into the anatomy of the Turner residence. Part of the porch was demolished. A passenger In the truck. Charles Pauley. 26. of South Charleston. W.Va., t.s In serious condition in a Huntington hospital. The less, seriously Injured driver. 34 year old W. J. VIckers. of Elkview, W.Va., has the dubious distinction of being Ihe I6tli motorist to smash Into the well-scarred house in 15 years. Turner has had only two such experiences since buying the hcuse Irom Sol Masinter, noV In retirement at Sarasota, Fla. Masinter said cars and trucks tore off the porch repeatedly, smashed down front yard trees and even invaded the living room while he lived there. The house Li a likely target for motorists because it is situated at the bottom of a downhill street that takes a turn as it approaches the hcuse. Occasionally, motorists keep right on going. The Masinters once thought of erecting a fence at the edge of their property'to shield the poor old house. But a lawyer advised them they mishl be held liable It any drivers were injured on the fence. There is one consolation. The lawyer said motorists who crash into the house are trespassing. Let that be a warning to number 17. Eisenhower Warns Rebellious Europe It Must Pay for Defense PARIS, Dec. 15. (AP)—Gen. Eisenhower bluntly warned rebelllou West European nations today that lo have security they must Increas their military spending. The Supreme Allied Commander made a personal appearance before the treasurers of the North AUan- Official Seeks New Big 4 Talk Poland Delegate Asks Arms Parley PARIS, Dec. 15. IrPi — A Soviet bloc spokesman today called for (he rccpenlng of private Big Pour disarmament talks. Poland's Stefan Wierblowski told the United Nations Political Committee that, since the secret wlks tost week between Flu.ssla and the Western powers had led lo some agreement, efforts lor further accord should be continued. Syria's Paris el Khouri Informally suggested yesterday that the talks be resumed. Egypt's Adly Andraos Bey also endorsed the idea. Without specifically rejecting the Idea of new Bis; Pour talks, U.S. Ambassador Philip C. Jcssup sairt: the Western powers were also try- Ing to broaden (he idea of agreement "and we think that the new (disarmament) commission Is the proper forum of the process." Wlerblowsfci's was the first Soviet bloc reaction to the revised Western disarmament rtwlution which U.S. Ambassador Philip C. Jf.wup formally presented yesterday. tic Treaty Organization. A spokes man said he told them: 'Unless we get ahead" with planned buildup of forces "we' never achieve the serenity and cor fidence to which Western Europ* and the rest of us arc entitled.' He went before the 12-membe NATO temporary committee i some European nations were sai to be balking against the commii. tee's request for Increased militai budgets. In some cases running much as 50 per cent. "By carrying on," Ike was quote as saying, "we can reach a poln where it would be foolish for enemy to attack." Only then, h added, "can we start thinking abou lightening the defense burden." The 12-nian committee has bee working for two months on a sec ret 100-page report on the capaclt of each of the 12 Atlantic Pa nations to Increase its share of th mutual defense burden. The repb said only the U.S., Britain. Portu gal and Iceland arc producln at the top of their ability, and tha others must increase their effort. Belgium, for one. is reported have indignantly refused the com miltec's recommendation that si- could and should step up her mil tary budget by 50 per cent. mpending Steel Strike Worries J.S. Government Putnam Says Price Hike Will Not Be Permitted at Once PITTSBURGH, Dec. 15. M>)_The possibility of a nationwide steel trike New Year's Day Is a matter >f grave concern in government circles today. But at the same time, Economic Stabilizer Roger L. Putnam Inform- d the steel industry that any au- omnUc price increase based on «. rnge raise would not be permitted. Putnam said yesterday in Washington he told the industry that if t is entitled to Increased prices under the Capehart Amendment he proceeds can be used for wage boosts in current negotiations. Concern Expressed Voicing the government's concern of a strike-possibility were- Lwo ace federal mediators, Clyd» Mills and Walter A. Maggiolo. After taking a quick look at the progress of contract talks here between the CIO United Steelworkerj and U. S. Steel Corp., they declared: "The possibility ol a steel struts poses a very serious situation because of the economic effect It would have, .In addition to its effect on our defense effort. "There Is great concern over the possibilities of a work stoppage." The union's contract with VS. Steel and most other steel producers expires at midnight Dec. 31. A strike can begin immediately after that. Mediators lo Washington The mediators conferred privately with vice president John A. Stephens of U.S. Steel and DSW Presl- denL Philip MUH* then headed '—* *- • w u hl^J2L^ AT. _*.. with i* of officials looking for "soft touches from persons in tax trouble. Ol [pliant Utnits S4»ry Flatly denying that story, Oliphant said last week he would not endure the "villilicatlon" of his name imil office. In his testimony ycslcrday, he disclosed Ihat Henry (The Dutchman) Orunewald. the most mysterious figure the inquiry has turned up so far, once told him he was helping Senator Bridges (R-NH) on tax case Involving millions. The taxpayer was H. H. Klein of Baltimore. In New York, Attorney Richard Kllcullen said his firm is handling the Klein case and it involves "several million dollars." 'Hie lawyer said "negotiations looking toward a settlement" are now in progress with the Internal Revenue Bureau. Time is getting hort" aid Mm Cliing's chief assistant: "That 1 : why Oiling sent myself and Mr. Maggiolo here to survey the situation." They Indicated Ching may have a .statement after they report, perhaps on Sunday. Gift Delivery Aid Is Asked Arrangements Urged To Prevent Return The Postoffice today urged Blytheville residents who will not be home -ny time from now until Christinas to make some arrangements for accepting parcel post packages. "On Sundays and any time people will not be at home," J. P. Friend, who made the request, said, "we wish they would arrange to have a neighbor or someone accept their packages. "We do not have trucks, manpower or storage facilities for return and re-delivery 01" these packages during the Christmas rush." 'Hie Postoffice also requested that Christmas cards be mailed early to nvoid being delayed in a last-minute mail Jam and repeated a re- Up lo Grand Jury WASHINQTON, Dec. 15. WV—It now is up to a federal grand jury to sltt fact from fiction in the .mazing and conflicting stories studding a House investigation of federal tax scandals. This was apparent today as members of a House ways and means subcommittee —wearied by lengthy hearings highlighted by everything from mink coats to half-million dollar "shakedowns" — temporarily closed up shop for the holidays. A federal grand jury is due soon iwst for tied bundles with stamps to pick up where the committee and addresses proper!: aligned, lelt off. Th's 's to facilitate handling by automatic mail machines. The Poslolftce will open be all- day Sunday. Dec. 23 and begmning next week will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to handle the overflow of mail. "We also will deliver packages beginning next Sunday and continuing until after Christmas," Mr. Friend said, "and church goers should make arrangements for care of their packages." 33 Men Offered Challenge to Get Final Chest Funds Thirty-three men were challenged earlier this week to bring in $125 apiece In "new money" for the Community Chest In order j _. that Red Feather organizations can j » WO Drunk Driving make their goal of $2D,985 this ~ year—so far only one has met the challenge and only four have made complete reports. Eight of the 33 have made partial reports and 21 have not reported at alt,, officials say. Money given or pledged to the Chest now totals only $25,919.12— still $4.000 short of the goal. 'Hie Red Fcaihcr drive is for the support of 12 youth and welfare acencles. i Coses Are Continued I Two cases involving motorists arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor were continued until Monday In Municipal Court today. Continued were hearings for Edward A. McElwain of Kirkwood, Mo., and Buster Hays. Vernie, 2, Will See No More Sen. Taft Loses Tonsils CINCINNATI, Dec. 15. IfPi— "Mr. Republican" had his lonslls taken out yesterday. A hospital spokesman said Sen. Taft <R-Ohloi was resting comfortably, jnd experts to leave the hospital tomorrow. WOODWARD. Okb.. Dec. 15. '/r,—Little Vernie Smith U look- Ing at his world for the last time today. Tomorrow, doctors remove the remaining eye of the two-year old cnild In an effort to keep a cancerous growth from spreading. His left, eye was removed last February. Vc-rnle celebrated his Christmas last Sunday. He is too yotmg u> understand, but his parents de- ctdrd to hold Christmas early so that their son could see his presents. He received hundreds of toys trom well-wishers and 500 Woodward citizens visited him during the day. Special prayer services were hrlrt last Sunday and more will be said tomorrow. The chubby tad spent part of yesterday watching jnowllakes falling. LITTL£ LIZ— Before morriaQe o snwrt on kmm all rhc owwtrs on<S' afterward she knows oil (Hfl questions. &HU

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