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YOL ILVII—NO. 231 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . - THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP MORTHKis-r IBV.UCA. .»*.,„ ^"^ Blytheville Courier BlytlwsvUI* paily N«WI, Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER pp HQRTHBA8T ARKANSA* AND SOUTHEAST MIS3OUM BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 18, 1951 f?flj TAKE BEAD FROM AIRLINER WHICH CRASHED INTO RIVER—Smashed wreckage ol tv,-o-engined transport plane blocks Elizabeth river off Elizabeth N. J., as firemen and rescue workers use fire ladder as a bridge to carry body of one of the 58 victims to —AP Wlrephoto shore. The non-scheduled flight of the plane from Newark Airport to Tampa. Fla., ended a few minutes after the take-off when the plane crashed in the center of the city of Elizabeth after narrowly missing a row of frame houses. .U.S. Galls CIO, Steel Meeting Ching Warns Strike Threat Is of Grave Concern to All WASHINGTON (AP)_The government today called a meeting of the CIO steel workers union and 10 bi K stee rnmnfiYiins; Vini-A 'TM,>, 1 - ,. *-**£! at-cci in an elort to head of a sfvik-B Cyrus S. Ching, director of the* federal mediation and conciliation service, messaged the lo compan tes and the union the possibility o *. steal strike Is a "matter of grave concern" to the people of the United States. He added: :'Any curtailment of operations In this key industry will seriouslj affect pur national economy am have a 'direct and critical impac on our defense effort.' ' ,V nl< "»-A*3 Pay Boost Mprtie'union'.is asking a -flp-hour pay boost and c cessions. Negotiations haW- going- on In Pittsburgh b^rl 'have made little apparent progress Philip Murray, president of the million-member union, said las' night that a strike was unavoidable unless the Industry agreed to union demands. The present contract expires Dec M. Price Hike Wanted Steel Industry spokesmen contend the increase could not be granted without a boost in the price ateel — something which would mean giving the inflation spiral an upward twist. Further, there is a question of what an increase of that size'wouk do to present government wage stabilization policies. Government lources say present ceilings would permit an increase of only eight to nine cents an hour. U. S. to "Take Every Step" Ching told reporters the sovern- •-?nt was prepared to take every PF le step to promote a contract settlement and avoid an industry walkout. Hanging over the defense program Is the possibility also of a shut down In at least part of the aluminum industry. A substantia portion of the industry, also represented by the CIO Steel Workers Union, Is in a position to strike on New Year's Day. Ching said contracts with the See STRIKE on Page Z Weather Arkansas forecast: Pair this afternoon and tonight. Increasing cloudi- WARMER ness Wednesday and warmer; with occasional rain beginning Wednesday. Lowest temperature 20-30 to- Wtissourl forecast: Clearing east portion today; colder with dlmtn Ishing northerly winds; increasing cloudiness tonight, colder, southeast pottion; Wednesday cloudy and warmer, winds becoming strong southerly tonight, shifting to strong northwesterly Wednesday; high today 15 extreme north to 2o's in south portion; low tonight 15 to 20 Minimum this morning_2S Maximum yesterday morning—40 Sunset today—4:52. Sunrise tomorrow—7:01. Precipitation It hours lo 7 a m today—.33. ' ' Total since Jan. I—43.16. Mean temperature (midway tween high and. low)—325. Normal mean >.emperatur« December—41.9. jf This Date Lasl Year Minimum this morning—28. Maximum yesterday—48. Precipitation January i to this date-59.M. be- fo Negro Preacher Fatally Shot Here 'Girl Fnend' Admits s| aymg;CUiiim It TWU Strikers To Discuss U.S. Intervention Company Officials 'Ready to Appear' Before Fact Board W>>- -The Cto Transport Workers union (TWU) called Wo k "» personnel of Pan American World Airways to meetings today to discuss President Truman's intervention in the wage dispute. «t -*'?,. WRS "° '"dfcatfon what stand the strikers would take on the President's action yesterday cre- emergency fact-finding ating board. Officials Are Ready Company, officials say they ready to appear before such a ore suc a bod An official of the TWU said last ™,t? the ,V nl °n negotiitiiig committee «ould meet here today to de ode on recommendations to be made to strike Jeaders at the.hw Pan Am *&»«...»* _im_i__ t> _" _<!»• iT*/ •* i«i the belnr h«M 1n,Mh« conntv^anl^ f ^K R 1° p ° n cnarge '" connre - Iion with the fata] shooting last night of Rev L D Davenport 43, Negro preacher Prosecuting; Attorney H G Partlow said Suzle Richardson whom he identified as Rev. Davenport's jirl friend," has admitted the shooting but claims self defense .The shooting occurred about 7 o'clock last night in the bedroom of tiie woman's home at the rear of 604 South Franklin Street Mr.- Partlow said Rev. Davenport was shot once with the slug striking him Just above the heart. The prosecuting attorney, who is leading the investigation of the shooting, said when he and officers arrived at the woman's home they found Rev. Davenport's body, clad in pajamas, laying in the bedroom door. His left hand clutched a blood-stained butcher knife. There was a small powder burn on his pajamas and a larger powder burn next to the wound, Mr. Partlow said. Says lie Accused Her Mr. Partlow quoted the woman as snying Davenport came to her home clad in pajamas. She said that, she had already retired. The woman told officers Rev. Davenport asked her why she wasn't at church services Sunday. She said she (old him she was 111. He then accused her of "running around" and went into the kitchen and obtained the butcher knife, Mr. Partlow quoted 'her as saying. When Rev. Davenport returned, ihe woman got a .38 calibre pistol from under her pillow and shot him as he walked through the doorway, Mr. Partlow said. The woman then got out of bed, changed from her pajamas to clothes and notified officers of the shooting. Mr. Partlow said blood stains were found on the woman's pajamas and on her hand. Rev. Davenport was pastor of the Truelight Negro Baptist 1 Church here. 2 Steele Women Fined for Thefts Agnes Smith and Luia Moore. >oth of Steele. Mo., each forfeited $50 bonds In Municipal Cowrt this morning on charges of petit larceny. •The two women were arrested by- city police yesterday afternoon in he S. H. Kress Company store lere. Chief of Polibe John Foster said hat the women were charged with he theft of some undeclothes from Srabefs' Store and some costume ewelry from the Kress' store. hristmas Mass Stated VATICAN CITY W-Pope Pius •ill celebrate « Christmas midnight »s-i which will ie.-broadcast to he world. It was announced today. The keep the" airlift" going Korean Air lift Go« On In San Francisco, Pan Am cials said the Korear r ™5 o per cent or, schedule M minutes. " Meanwhih. tr ° op c " rriers American. New vmv r i / ocals .in «ew\ork reported that Pan Ameri" 90 per cent the nnr , e *'W o normal schedules. The union calle the stnkc 100 per cent effective Some FIi ff hls Cancelled A number of flights originatin here have been cancelled since the strike started at 12:01 a.m. EST Sun ....... other points ' i<:crs - have been delayed. The company said U u ll; r ™ were normal despite.the strike tion, which has affected London and Honolulu as well as the United States terminals. Some 5,800 stewards, stewardesses pursers and ground crewmen arc involved claims. the strike, the FOURTEEN PAGES NATO Seeking to 'Sell' European Army By JOSEPH E. DYNAN SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Powers In Europe, (AP)—Gen. Dwight D, Eisenhower was host at luncheon today to British Prime Minister Churchill and tried to sell him on the idea of supporting a unified European Army. Churchill and Foreign Secretary Anthon5- Eden heard strong arguments for the same ci'.ise from Freix.- leaders yesterday amid complaints that [tie British leader's opposition Is confusing. Before his Conservatives were elected in Britain, Churchill praised the European Army Idea as a step toward European unity, but now he seems reluctant. "Diluted" Plan Hinted French official sources reported, however, that Churchill was willing to enter a diluted European Army plan modelled on the wartime coalition of forces, although he would not pool British troops In the army proposed by French Premier Rene Pleven _ one controlled by an authority higher than any individual nation's and financed by a common military budget. Churchill and Eden met again this morning with Pleven and French Foreign Minister Robert S chum an. The Trench official sources said the four agreed on coordinating their policies In the Mediterranean area, where both nations are facing rising Arab nationalism. British, (o Walt As for the Pleven plan army however, the British are pictured as withholding final judgment until completion of negotiations on" a treat;- draft by the six founder nations: - Prance. Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy md West Germany. The 'foreign and finance ministers of Sie six nations-meet here-, Dec. 27 on the political, and financial - aspects of the. Pleven Plan. Churchill may have come' hYre prepared to do some horse trading with Eisenhower,, on organizing subsidiary commands of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO. - -..„,„. Others Are Invited Pan AmencarThas terminal at N« Eisenhower also invited British York, Miami, San Francisco Seat AmbasS! "'°r Sir Oliver Harvey knd tie and Brownsville Tex ' " e Eisenhower chief of staff, Gen -- -hlte House said yesterday Alfr " d M ' Centner. ............ Truman acted because it Supreme Allied Commander was feared the Korean air lift mieht is sald to t""'™ that British sup- oe seriously disrupted if lhe strike port a! Ole El '™Pean Army — even continues. The TWIT !,„, _,_-, ". without the British actually committing troops to It—will guarantee of creation of that force. The Eisenhower-Churchill luncheon meeing lasted three hours and . " There was lamed character, ing of a partlcu- discussed, Eisen- officials .in hower declared. He said "no decisions were taken." Churchill Enjoyed It 'Churchill would say only that he 'enjoyed It very much" and his meeting with the, supreme commander was "a wonderful experience." The British leader headed back to Paris by automobile for ; started at 12:01 a.m. EST Sun DacK lo Parls by automobile Afost other flights from here more talks with French officials, irope or South American points Atler 'he luncheon. Churcl . After the luncheon, Churchill talked briefly lo 200 SHAPE 6f- "Not Against Russians" "We are not against the Hus- iian people," Churchill told the officers. "We are against tyranny and aggression in any form and viiatevcr form ft may be cloaked SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT3 l. e chS R «k List 3,198 Yanks as ROW; Gen. Dean, AP's Noel Included . ..Krank N«l.. Reds reporl missing AP photographer (above) ...along wilh Gen. William F. Dean... (left)...is tx-lnj held »» a prisoner of war Nuckols Warns Names May Not Be Accurate By O. H. P. KING < Ap )- The Communists turned over nst ot u - 55 War i JS Chinese and North Korean prisoners. Gen. Matthew B. Rldgway's head- quarlcrs In Tokyo said it understood the Communist list includes MaJ. Gen. William P. Dean, lost commander of the U. S. 24th Division. Dean has been missing Bince the tnll of Tncjon in July 1050. AP Photographer Listed Communist newsmen at Pnnmun- Jom said Associated Press photographer Frank Noel was also listed. Lists were exchanged Tuesday when Communist truce negotiators Maj.-Gen. William F. Dean 200 Enemy Jets Prove Gun Shy .Reds Break Off , Ai» Engagements WK 'Soon as Possible* . SEOUL, Korc.iS (Ifi — American Sabre jets found more than 200 Communist Jets> over 'northwest Korea today, but the Reds were gun shy. The Fifth Air Force said a few firing passes were r. ported, "but In all cases the Red MIGs broke oft the engagement as soon as possible." " One Pilot Bails Out i One Sabre jet pilot bailed out on ils way home. He was rescued uninjured, the Fifth said. It did not say why he bailed out. Two Marine planes, an P-9P and an F-4U, were shot down by Communist anti-aircraft gunners but both pilots were rescued. 661 Sorties Flown Fifth Air Force planes new 6SI sorties up to 6 o'clock tonight They included 20 nights In support of troops along the generally quiet front lines. Turkish troops threw back two Red probing attacks Monday night and early Tuesday south of Pyongyang in the old iron triangle on the central front. ---- y coae TWU SHAPE — NATO — is engaged In ' holy and just crusade," Italy's UN Supporters Win Vote But Russia Will Veto Entry PARIS (AP)-Italy's supporters in the united Nations won a procedural victory over Russia today but Russia Indicated she would veto the Itahan bid for u. N. membership for the fifth lime. The decision on Italy in the Security Council was postponed until tomorrow after a council majority sidetracked a Russian effort to open the doors lo 13 membership applicants. Including Soviet satellites. Eifhl Favor Move The vote to consider the Italian application alone was eight for Hussla against and Yugoslavia and India abstaining. The veto does not apply on a procedural vote such as this. For admittance, an applicant needs at least seven of the 11 council votes and solid support of all the Big Five. Veto t» Override 54 A single Soviet negative vote In the council would override an overwhelming majority vole of 54 to 5 fn the General Assembly asking urgent - and favorable _ consideration of Italy's application The Ruwians previously have used Ihelr veto 49 limes In lhe Sccurltv Council to defeat majority decisions. The Soviet bloc cast the five vo!es against the Assembly recommendation on Italy Dec. 1 and Ethiopia, victim of Italian conquest in the days of Mussolini, abstained The Assembly can only recommend on memberships; the acid test is in the Security Council. Promised Land Fire Destroys Skelton Home Fire -J>f undetermined origin destroyed Houston Skelton's home near Premised Land last nighu No one .was at home at the time of the blaze and passers-by discovered the fire about 9:45 p.m, ac- cording'to Billy Baker, one of the group which saved a few of the furnishings. Mr. Skelton could not be reached this morning, but Dcnnle Fowler, a relative, said damages had not been estimated. The six-room house burned to Ihc POW List Means Joy And Sac/ness at Home . information on nrlsnnnr, received from the Commas 1, We due to their continued' J allow committees of-.the of war rnrimi7 SMC ;. " ll:ir pr| soner nr.i , ltles nn d operations " Of the 11,559 names on the Com-list of 11,559 prisoners-they hold, Including 3,108 conimimi!!?,' 5 ' * U ' N ' Command th,,,-,. „„ n,. D,,,,, „,., ;.° ™ u ?_'1 Ue reported: 7.142 are By DON HUTU TOKYO (AP)—Chinese and North Korean Communists today opened the way to fill thousands of American homes willi' Joy—and other thousands with sadness. They released Americans. That's all there are, the Reds said. For those wrux. find ihe names of+ loved ones on the lists It will be I the answer, to endless prayers. Name to Be Absent But for thousands of others the lists will extend the hours of anguish. The name they want to see will not be there. Only the end of the war and time will tell. The United Nations Command has no way of knowing in what condition the prisoners will be '• when eventually released. T • A1 'iS? Epokesmen have expressed ^reatT fear many prisoners died from lack of food and proper care. ••;• Some Treated Well Reports filtering through to Oen. Matthew B. Rldgway's headquarters say that some prisoners have had a difficult time while others- were treated well. The Reds have made propaganda capital of [heir good treatment of some prisoners. They have even released small groups after nUempt- eij Communist indoctrination In efforts to induce other U,N. soldiers to surrender. H didn't work. Only One-Third Live Allied sources said last week only about a third of the U.N. soldiers listed as mussing still are alive. They said many died 'of wounds because of lack of medical care. The U.N. men Command said more Allied would be alive today if the Communists had permitted the International Red Cross to visit prison camps and see that proper medical aid was provided. Red Cross visits Camp The Allies consistently have adhered to provisions of the Geneva convention on treatment of prisoners. Representatives ot the International Red Cross have visited U.N. camps regularly. Information to U. N. Command headquarters indicates Ihc Reds are treating prisoners better this winter than last. Clothes and food were scarce last winter. This year ail U.N. troops held in Red camps, these reports say, have been Issued blue winter uniforms and winter ^ uai wlmltl h ,,,,, boots to withstand the bitter Korea Harmon Z, £ .*» Their menu is said to meat at least once a day. Inside Today's Courier, News ...Osceola News.. .rase 14. ...Chicks, Paps set to Invade ManiU . .sports...Page 10. ...Society.. .Pate 4. . .Wickard assails private tillli- llej for opposition to co-ops... Arkansas news ..Page f. .Market*.. .Pare; 2. Kiwanis 'Key' Club Set Up New High School Group Is Organized Final plans for the organization of a Key Club at BlythcvflJe High School were made last night at a meeting in the school. The club, which Is to be a chapter of .Key Clubs International, n subsidiary ot Kiwanis International, is being sponsored by the Blythc- ville Kiwanis Club. night's meeting, Max _ elected as president. Charles Ray Hall.. vice-president and. Bobby Lee Hill, secretary- treasurer. A three-member board of directors also was elected. Members of the board are Larry Baker, senior member. Calvin Czeschln junior member, .and Bob Chlldrc.su, sophomore member. The club officers will file a petition of organization and charter nt the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club tomorrow noon. Key Club International is a youth organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Kiwanis Club President Arthur S. Harrison pointed . out that the club Is not to be fraternity nor neither Is it a "field system for future KIwanlans." "Key Clubs are more or less civic clubs within high schools." Mr. is also a member of the Kiwants Club's Key Club Corn- include mlttce. raid. -The club will serve Sec KEV CI.UI) on I'agc Z Auto Thief Has a Busy Night Along Chickasawba Avenue > City police today reported the theft of a car and a truck and another car was rifled and lg •= muoii wiring of a third was cut here I last night. Tension Grows as Iranian Elections Are Begun TTrJ-Tt? AM TVi« / I ni »»_*>... . ** TEHRAN. Iran (AP)—National elections bcsan today In I ran arn |d high political tensions that have touched off repeated bloody riots and deatii threats In recent weeks. Premier Mohammed Mossadegh and his Nationalist followers were confident of winning on Mossa- degh's reputation as a hero who defied foreign "enemies" and took over the British-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company earlier this year Voting Is tor the 136 seats In the Majlis lower house of Parliament. They select a Premier. Mossadegh himself is not an election candidate and. under the Constitution could not be Premier Or hold other office If he were a member of the Majlis. Balloting u six>tled over the country at different times and It takes several days to complete the voting and the count. Balloting began today In Northern provinces on the Soviet border and in Tehran Mossadegh formally proclaimed the e cctlons last night In a radio fireside chat" blasting "enemies" of lhe nation whom he did not name. The implication was that they were the oil company and Britain. He said Ihese enemies "want to bring disorder and disunity" to deprive Iran of its goal of indepond- Communfsts are expected lo try lo make a strong showing in the votlng-under-talsc party labels- but there seems little' chance Hiey will break through the land-own- Ing oligarchy which has ruled lhe country for centuries. Communists ran a short-lived Government In Azerbaijan, one of the Northern provinces, In 19« and recently have shown revived strength In Tehran despite the fact the Red Tudeh party has been flut- lawed. Mossadegh has other foes than the Communists. Opposition leader Jamal Imami has defied death threats from pro-Mossadegh mobs to insist Mossadegh is ruling by terror and that his oil policies are bringing ruin to the land. Since Iran look over Ihe billion- dollar British oil company the flow of oil from the m:ge Abadan refinery has ceased and so has the flow of royalties which largely sustained the Government. Mrs. Ray Swlney. 2026 Chicka sawba, reported to police this morning lhat her 1951 Chevrolet was stolen from In front of her home sometime between ,1:30 and 8'30 this morning. Desk Sergeant Dick Bums said Joe McGce. who lives next door to Mis. Swlney, reported this morning that his car was pilfered last night and some cigarettes and other small articles stolen. Sgt. Burns also said that ignition wires on a car belonging to Jack Rawllnas, 1904 Chlckasawba, were cut last night. Milton Scott. Negro, reported to officers last night lhat his 1916 ton and a naif International truck was stolen from its parking place in front of the Savoy Theatre on Ash Street last night. Officers expressed belief that two t«en-agert boys who escaped after' ihe stolen car Micy were driving sidelined a car driven By Rep John Cowan of Osceola' near Dogwood Ridge yesterday morning might be connected with these thefts. The car the Iwo boys were driving was reported stolen in North LilUe Rock Sunday nlghl. suddenly capitulated to UN rf. mands The prisoner subconrniiu™ Lists Not Verified ®"8- G =n. Wlllain P. Nudco!, U ',^i. s P < *esman, elaborated- v^' 00 '"™!"'* IUU have not •""" the lv th "AnJ Any They ] omissions Ions. States will V'M 8 An ""*»". 91* , 234 Turkish, 40 Filinlno South A ,rlcan, three Japanese 'and' nni ••??'• Six Aust "llan, four The NP ', rr ? m/1Canad ". Greece and me Netherlands. Short of Estimate, The communist lisfa f eU f(lr short of previous public Allied es- " I "* lea °r perhaps 100,000 or more.' f"e 3,198 . Americans listed M Prisoners compare with approxl- y 12,000;, Americans, official /- B5 missing ;in action. ''i>, a re ". al) l« l sourse in Tokyo there probably 'was "no-'SreHt disparity" between 'the official us Army estimates of the number of numt" 3 ' he RcdS 1>oW and tb» number announced by the Red,. He said that probably many O f . 5 MM Sairt Slaughtered Col James M. Hariley of the u. S. TK > = „ Army rc «"»y reported hat 5,500 Americans were slVugh- " The lists supplied by Red truce eeaUuims Tuesday was the first official Information from tha Heds since July and August, 1950. when L „ j? cds gave the International Red Cross the names of 110 prisoners. Comcidentally lth the sudden .,, —-•.«..../ >viui me sudden Chang" Ln Red attitude, Gen. Ridgway flew to Munsan from his Tokyo .headquarters. Top Conference Held He Immediately went into a top strategy conference with his armistice negotiators and military commanders. Ridgwny was .quoted as saying the "military and truce delegations are In complete accord" on future See CEASE-FIRE on Page Z $1 Donations Asked to Put Chest over Top "If every reader of this story would contribute one dollar bill to the Community chest, the $20985 goal would be more than subscribed;' Publicity Chairman E. M. Terry said this morning. The regular solicitation of the iinlicd Red Fcnther drive ended a week ago and a "do-or-die" crew or 33 men set out to raise enough money to put the campaign over the top. Contributions to date total £26,293.37. Only six had turned in complete report* this morning, eight partial reports and 19 hr.d not reported at Officials have warned that If the Chr-st quota is not reached this year, the Communist Chest will be disbanded and Blythevllle residents will be asked to work for and contribute to 12 .separate drii-es instead of Ihe one united solicitation. Some people j«m lo l«xn Hw tricks of the trod* instead of HM trade itself. 3>*u

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