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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH¥! nriMTMAWT VliTU/Sn Anvn <A» XT*-»r»r..tiv-. ^ m . . . - .. -. . YOL. XLVII—NO. 236 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blylheville Herald E DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVJLLB. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1951 EIGHT PAGES Truman Leaves Holiday Season • »-w»WMJW«t^WII ' For U.S. Budget Likely to Be Declined _ .. lWAOTrrM r /~*'IV>XT/ii-*\ .-*• <t... BLIZZARD CHOKES SOUTH DAKOTA BOADS —Six aulos are stalled in hugh snow drifts on a stretch of highway Just south of Winner. S. D. Nearly three weeks of steady snow storms have made a vast —AP Wlrephoto while ocean of snow out of south-central Soulh D kota, tleing up traffic and isolating small lowi ranches and farms. Huge hard drills made job clearing roads a gigantic task. Action by Mobs Communist Moves >Vorry Egyptian King; Two Officials Chosen CAIRO (AP)—A clear indication from King Parouk that he wants a settlement with the West touched off violent anti-palace and anti-Western demonstrations today. The king appears to be worried about burgeoning Communist •ctivity and to want alignment with the West in the Cold War with Soviet Russia. In Alexandria, police used lear gaj.to break up a student mob of 6,000 demonstrating against the ap- . pofntment by the king of Dr. Hafez Aflfl pasha, strong pro-Westerner, A as chief.of the royal; cabinet and ^ladviser to Faroiik- ou foreign and" domestic affairs. Seven Officers Hurt Seven policemen were reported injured there by missiles Ihrown by the demonstrators. Two sludents were hurt. Earlier reports that police opened fire were denied. In Cairo, police dispersed a •houting crowd of Fouad university students and were ordered on » stale of alert against further out- bxursts. ,"" •Die Leftist and Communist-ln- •pired section of the press stepped lip Us clamor for firmer government action against the British, using the lerm "traitor" to describe any Egyptian advocating n settlemenl. Red Affiliation Advocated This section of the press. has openly advocated Egypt's alignment • with Ihe Communist Bloc of' nations, a slep the new chief of the royal cabinet would oppose. Appointment by Parouk or Aflfl and another pro - Westerner to jt places In the royal cabinet Is In- i7ierpretcd lo menn the king wants » settlement with the West based upon recognition of Egypt's national demands. The Egyptians seek full control of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, and want evacuation of the Brtlish from Ihe Suez Canal zone. The nppolnlrnenls apparently were a jolt to the dominant Waf- dist party, whose leaders have insisted upon no compromise with the British. They want the British to clear out at once. Weather Arkansas forecast: Pair this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. A ft COt.DF.R little colder this afternoon and tonight. Lowest temperatures 15-25 north and 25-30 south portion to> night. ' Missouri forecast: Fair today and tonight, except some cloudiness In east portion this morning som"- what colder couthenst today and in north and central portions tonight; Thursday increasing cloudiness and continued cold; high today z(h north to 30's south; low tonight, mra to 5 above in extreme northwest portion lo 20 to 25 southeast, Minimum this morning—30 Maximum yesterday—53. Minimum Tuesday morning—38 Maximum Monday—55 Sunset loday—4.56. Sunrise tomorrow—7:06. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 am today—1.35, ' ' Total since Jan. 1—4G.07. Mean temperature (midway tween high and low)—41.5. Normal ii.oan temperature December—41.9. This Hale Last Year Minimum this morning --IO. be- for Impede Chicago's City Pace CHICAGO (AP)—Snow—tons of it—slowed Chicago's big city pace to a prairie-land walk today. Weary crews of workers and other thousands battled to remove piles of snow which nearly paralyzed transport- Tinnirtt-Jifi ii of !«»-,*„ . .11 . -. | ^* vn. tion in the nation's second largest city. Snow shoveling was the major outdoor activity in the metropolitan area on Christmas Day. A Christmas Eve storm lelt a fresh blanket of more than eight Inches of snow on the already snow-covered city. The Records Are Broken latest covering of white brought the city's December snowfall to a record breaking 33.4 Inches and the total for the season to 41.3 inches. This compares with the average of 33.2 inches for an entire winter season. The heaviest fall on record was 64.1 inches in 1918. Transportation officials urged motorists not. to drive. They sounded a similar warning yesterday. But husps find-ptre£l,.c*rs and-pie-, valed lines operated far behind schedule and thousands of motorists risked the chance of getting stalled. Hundreds Stranded There were hundreds who became stranded as they attempted to make holiday trips into suburban areas. Many didn't get far from their homes belore they bogged down in drifts. Thousands of cars are stalled In the snow-heaped Chicago streets, greatly increasing the difficulty of getting the snow cleared and restoring the normal movement of traffic. Tow-Equipment Damaged Some tow-trucking operators reported they were unable to respond to Irouble calls becaxise equipment has been damaged by overwork in' the several storms in the last two weeks. The Chicago Transit Authority, which operates the street car, elevated and bus lines, said its total force of 200 plows and sweepers was being utilized around the clock to remove the snow. Over $500,000 Spent The CTA said it had spent more than $500,000 since Dec. 14 in the fight to keep its 1,100 miles of bus routes and 425 miles of street car lines open. The city sent out 266 snow plows and creivs. Fire Marshal Michael J. Corrigan ordered all days off for firemen cancelled beginning today because ot the increased danger of fire. Colder weather—as low as live below—was forecast for the Chicago area tonight- Inside Today's Courier News ..Arkansas News Briefs. Death was under the Christmas tree . .I'aire 3. .. .Blythcvillc Personalities... Aldcrnun Charles Llpford... ...P.iRC 4. ! ...Society...Page 2. .. ..Markets.. .Page 8. .. .Sports. . .Page 5. Smoking Is Blamed For Smoking Mattress At Smoky's House It was smoky out at Smoky's this morning. A smoking mattress smoked up a house occupied by a Ne»ro Identified only as Smoky Pire Chief Roy Head reported after his department answered an alarm at 705 South Franklin at 2 a.m. today. .Smoking in bed was blamed for the fire. Chief Head said. The mattress and bed clothing were all that were damaged. U.S. May Pay Ransom for Airmen— Private Citizens' Offer President Omits Morning Walk Due To Ice, Cold Wave INDEPENDENCE. Mo. «',—Pres- Iden Truman put holiday affairs behind him today and turned again on the job of being chief executive left his home here at 8:13 a.m. CST, and sped by automobile direct to the Hotel Muehlebnch in downtown Kansas City, where a penthouse suite is maintained us n sort of Little White House when he Is there. Walk Is Discouraged Temperatures, which registered barely four degrees above zero on the thermometer of the Secret service guardhouse at the Independence home, 'apparent))' combined with icy sidewalks to discourage the President from taking his earlv morning walk. U was Ihe President's first visit to his business office since he flew in here with his daughter, Margaret on Christmas Eve to spend the holidays at home with Mrs. Truman. Budget Consumes Time There was no immediate new word on the nature of the business which called Mr. Truman lo his desk but he has told reporters repeatedly since his arrival that he has been spending even his spare time at home on the State of the Union message and the budget mesage which he will deliver to Congress shortly after the lawmakers go back lo work Jan. 8. Separated by a thousand miles from the telephone callers and visitors who interrupt his working days in Wasrington, the President was understood to plan n full day of work on budget problems. Interest Said Divided Officially his Interest was said to be divided between the State of the Union message with which he wil greet Congress just after the lawmakers get back to work Jan. 8, Slid the budget message which follows shortly afterward. But the President's own remarks to newspaper men have Indicated where the real concern lies. In the figures on military spending which he will submit to the Congress next month.- -.,:. , Speculation Grows on Prospect For Miners' 'Sympathy 7 Strike WEST FRANKFORT, nation's miners may stage 111. (^^Speculation grew today that the a work stoppage In memory of the 119 men who rHerl in the West Frankfort coal mine explosion John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine comment on the work stoppage talk, however. workers, wouldn't Negro Fined For Stabbing Blytheville Policeman Cut During Arrest Judge Curley, Negro, was fined $75 and costs and sentenced to 15 days in Jail in Municipal Court this morning for attacking - a Blytheville policeman with a knife. Curley entered a plea of guilty to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon which was the result of his having stabbed Officer Ira Murray in the right arm while-the otlicer was attempting to arrest him. Officer Murray said he and Officer Bert Lane were called to P J. Donaldson's Negro night club on South First Street Monday night to arrest two Negroes who were fighting. He said when he and Officer Ross arrived at the night club Curley and the Negro with whom he was said to have been fighting were standing In front of the club. Officer Murray apprehended one of the Negroes and Officer Ross arrested Curley but Curley broke away from Officer Ross and ran to the porch o! the club. When Oificer Murray started on the porch after Curley, the Negro swung at him but he dodged and the blow landed on his right arm. Officer Murray said he didn't know he had been stabbed until several minutes after the Negroes had been Jailed. He and Officer ROM then returned to the night cluu and> found the Negro's 'knite. The stab wound was not serious. "1 have no comment one way or another." he said. "I w lll neithe confirm nor deny any rumors." The UMW contract permits "memoria $35 and 24 Fifths of Whiskey Stolen iri 2 Burglaries Here City and county police this morning repotted approximately *3,s in money.Mid 24 f^^s of whisky were taken by bui^es In 'roni two Blytheville buslnery bi-ns last night The money! relief-oorted wieri from the Defep ln(oVm e nt' Company on Sotit a /8e . brt strm and the whiskey was 'i'*)lbVc«i irom Johns' Whiskey Store on South Division Slreet adjacent Vto Ihe " • Alken said that the exact amount of u-hls- esllmaled at 24 fifths. W " 5 Entrance to the store was gained by prying open a side door. L. O, Nash, operator of (he Implement firm, said the money was taken from a desk drawer. The thief forced his way Into the drawer which was locked. Mr. Nash also said Ire biirgular attempted to open the firm's safe out was unsuccessful WEST FRANKFORT. 111. Iff,— An investigation to determine what caused the nation's worst mine disaster in 23 years began today deep in the wrecked work- tags of orient Mine No. 2, Thirty-six investigators headed by John L. Lewis, United Mine Workers president; Jack Forbes, head of the U. S. Bur"*" of Mines and Walter Eadle. Tl- linoi.s nine Department director descended into the mine. d Vlc tims. Speculatl mining circles Is that Lewis call a memorial work delay aroun New Year's Day. This would growing daily in il 1C cide wilh the threatened See STRIKE on Pxgc 8 sice Chest Is Still ?3,700 Short Of 7952 Quota Communily_ Chest funds h a v i reoch.-d the $26,803.57 mark—sttl short of Ihe $29,985 goal set for thi Red Feather drive this year. Dr J. C. Guard, general chairman, said this morning. "We still hope to reach our coa so the 12 youth and welfare agencies supported by the Chest can nave funds to operate on next year." Dr. Guard said. The Goodfeilows were advanced their share of the funds collected to date for use in distribution of food just before Christmas. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEHTS Death Takes a Holiday Mississippi County Yulc Death took a holiday in Mississippi County over the extra long Christmas holidays. Not a single traific fatality wa.-, reported in the county during the four-day yulttlde holiday. In fact, city, county and stale oificcrs reported that the holidays pawed without a traliic accident of a serious nature. WASHINGTON (AP)—Signs are that the government will turn down offers of private citizens to pay the $120 000 in fines which Communist Hungary has levied against four U. S. airmen who strayed across its border. Final decisions were still being formulated loday but it seined pro- jable the government Iteelf would wovlde the money, if necessary to ipendlng three months In jail-mm- jary's alternative If the lines are lot paid. Many Offers Made All sorts of private offers to pro- I'lde the money have been pouring into the Slate Department since Late Bulletin— BUDAPEST, Hungary (,PJ — There wtre some signs inrjjcal- ting tlmt Ihe four American ILicrs tieltl by Hungary afler Imring been forced down by Soviet fighters have been released or will be released tonight Bui (here was 11 aIhIng official. Oklahoman Joins Cry for Release Of Yank Airmen 'Don't Pay Ransom/ He Says, 'But We Must Get Them Out' SHAWNEE, Okla. iff,— Congress- nan Tom Steed D-OWa today ioiiied an angry chorus calling for Ihe release of tour American airmen ' imprisoned by Communist Hungary. The Hungarian government, charging them with trespassing, wants $120,000 for (heir freedom. "It's simply ransom." Steed said, 'but our first concern must be toward getting Ihe men out. Payment Is Opposed "I would be opposed !o the gov- •rnment paying the fine." he continued. "That would put the United States tn the,ppsjfen of admitting the claims oi the Hungarian 'Gov 1 ' ernmen and the Communists would take advantage of it throughout the world. 11 He proposed that the fund be raised by Indignant Americans. "Should private Individuals actually pay the fine." Steed said, "I will seek legislation in the next session ot Congress to have ment repay them. the govern- Red Czechs Bid For Iranian Oil Nation Is 'So Broke' 26 Diplomats Called Home to Save Expense TEHRAN. Iran. m—Communlst Czechoslovakia, stepped, up today aa the first Iron Curtain customer to dicker for Iran's state-owned oil. Iran needs Ihe money badly. The Government disclosed last night it Hungary announced Sunday « nijii- lary court had convicted the four fliers of violating the border for the )r three months In )ail. The airmen are Capi. John J Swift of Glens Falls. N.Y.. Capt. Dave H. Henderson of Shawnce 3kla., T-Sgt. Jess A. Duff of Spo. .inns, Wash., mid Sf-t. James A Elam of Klngsland, Ark. Filers Lost Nov. 19 They got lost in Ihe air ovei Hungary Nov. 18 while flying supplies from Germany to the U. S embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia -.Viet fighters forcoS him lo land their unarmed C-47 on Hungarian soil. With the announcement Sunday of the Hungarian military court's decision, spontaneous moves cropped up In the U.S. to raise the $120,000. Experts Check Law Government legal experts, particularly In the stale department have been digging through the law books ever since studying whal conld be done about these private offers. It Is understood that 3cc- relary of Slate Acheson has been advised along these lines: 1. Since the four men are members of the armed forces and were seized while on an official mission they cannot be treated as ordinary citizens. In other words Ihey arc n government responsibility and private citizens cannot act In theii behalf. 2. There seems to be no ln« which would permit any govern rnetit agency to accept private contributions for the purpose of paying the fines of these men. only : special act of Congress would per mil that. 3. Private groups raising mone' cannot deal directly with the Hun' garian government, since prlvnt citizens are forbldcn by law fron negotiating wilh foreign nations. Reds Account For 726 POW's, 'Still Checking' Truce Deadline Due to Expire Tomorrow; Decision Pending MUNSAN, Korea (AP)-Tho Communists today accounted for 726 more Allied prisoners but said 571 of "them had died The others escaped or were released, they said Almost all were Americans. . Warfront May Explode As Truce Trial Period Reaches End Tomorrow MUNSAN, Korea, ~ (AP) — A 30-day truce trial period ends in Korea tomorrow. But armistice negotiations will go right on. The freezing 145-mile front may remain quiet. Or it may explode in a violent end to 30 days of twilight war. That was anybody's guess. Authorities disagreed. Passing of the deadline will wipe out a tentative cease-fire line. It then must he re-drawn, if an armistice is signed, to show actual battle changes. The official 30 - day deadline, n U. N. Command spokesman snid, is midnight Thursday. That's !) a.m. Thursday, Blyllieville time. Fresh Snow.JJ Action in Koreah SEOUL, Korea (/P,—Fresh snow and'a lashing wind bogged action on the Korean war front today. Heavy overcast held air action to a minimum. The U. S. Fifth Air Force said Us planes flew only seven reconnaissance missions In the 24 hours ended at B p.m. Wertnesday-3 a.m. CST—equalling Ihe record low established Kb. 8-9. None of the 126 was named in a Fast"week" 81 SUbmltlo<1 b * the R =ds The Communists said 152 of tha previously unaccounted for troops escaped and three were released Ai^H T °' the 155 "toned'to Allied line.,. a rj. „. command spokesman reported. '. "Shocking Disclosure" An official communique called he Communist statement "a shock'• disclosure." irT (ne flrst Retl rc p'y t" » UN. demand for an accounting of 1,058 missing non-Korean troops who have bwn listed by vaUoua Communist sources as prisoners The Communists said they „, still checking lo see what happened lo 332 others. I'lfemittaJIy they blamed Allied war plants and artillery for many of Ihe 571 deaths. They d | Cdi the Herts .Mid, of air attack, artillery fire and disease. , Nole Contains Report 'Hie Reds made their report In a note. It was delivered during tha closing hours of a 30-day Korean truce trial period. At the same session, Ihe Communists delivered the first bundle of mail from Allied prisoners in North Korea to their families. The number of Idlers was not reported. But the package was large enough to hold several hundred letters. Allied Demands Hejtefed The Communist note also: 1. Rejected an Allied demand for an accounting of 50,000 South Korean troops missing in action. 2. AsK-eil the Allies what hap' 4 fi?05/ i| Heds'the Commu- ) KpirfigSi 1 'last v.eek was 1,456 short of the "announced total See CEASE-FIRE on Page g Ground renting, relatively light ucd his tour of fighting units along ith, may flare In renewed the battlcllne. The white-haired Archbishop of New York spent Night at A 30-day provisional cease-tire iinc-the present front-Is clue to expire then unless truce negotiators at Panmunjmn come to terms on an armistice. There is little likelihood they will do that. Troops to Hjlil for Keeps Battlefnmt changes made after the Dec. 27 deadline must be taken into consideration In any newly proposed ceasefire-line. Thus, troops will rje fighting ngain for keeps after Thursday. Only one sharp brief 'action marked Christmas Day along the 145 mile shooting line. In that fight, a Chinese battalion ../ -, , . . t so broke II has called home 26 crashed against an Allied advance """'— — "-- —-•— diplomats to save expenses abroad They include ambassadors lo Bri tain Italy and India, the minister In Belgium, and 22 lesser officials Mril.iin's Stand Itcmatns Britain, ousted owner and operator of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, already hn.s served firm notice in a diplomatic note she will look on Iranian oil sales lo on, slders a.s Illegal. And the company, inatnly owned by the British Government, has publicly stated it will take all possible measures to halt sales until Iran settles satisfactorily with the company. These measures have not been specifically defined. The British notices followed an ultimatum from Premier Mohammed Mossadegh that former Western buyers of Iranian oil must bid for pelroleum product within 10 days or he would lock for customers wherever he could lincl them. Ullimatum Has Expired The ultimatum expired Saturday without ported. a single Western bid re- Czech Charge d'Affaires San Sa- an oil purchase backy dlscuMed agreement with Deputy Finance Minister Hasscin Pirnia. Minister Javad Dusheri told conference last night. Roads position on the Eastern Front darkness fell. Hut the United Nations troops, standing on snow- covered ground, stood fast against Ihc assault. Hundreds Ilurlrd Buck With artillery sujlport they hurled back the hundreds of attacking Chinese after less than an hour of fighting. On the Western Front, other Chinese soldiers twice tried to cross the lower Sachon River south of Panmunjom late Tuesday. But the Reds were kicked back both limes by Allied infantry arid artillery on the east bank. The attempted crossings were merely patrol actions by small forces, an Eighth Army briefing officer said. The snow arid rain over nearly all Korea, all but skipped air operations over the battle scarred peninsula. Only Patrol Planes Seen The Fifth Air Force said that by noon Wednesday only patrol planes had climbed into the gray skies, searching lor openings in the heavy cloud layer that would let grounded war planes resume their attack on Communist supply and troop installations. Despite the dismal weather, Francis Cardinal Spellman contin- Airs. Crowe Dies; Rites Tomorrow Christmas York mobile Army near the front. He through the wards chatting with pallenls. Wednesday morning, the Cardinal celebrated mass at the hospital and then resumed his tour ot other unit.';. Mrs. w. M. Crowe died this morning at her home at 22:i:i pea- body after a long illness. She was A resident ol Blytheville since IS'.O. slie was active in Parent- Teachers Associations and church work and was president of Maple her health failed. She was a member of the first B.-iptfsl Church here. Survivors include her hu.iband; ! M< three sons, J. E. Crowe ot Elkins, N. C.. Alclvin B. Crowe of Ihe Merchant Marine ana W. E. Crowe of Poplar Bluff. Mo.; six brothers C. E. Perryman of Stlllwcll, Ill.[ W. R. periyman of oladvllle, Texca, R. H. Perryman of Van Nuys. Calit.. C. M. Perryman and H. A Perryman, both of Little Rock, and H. A. Pcrrymnn of Texarkana; and six grandchildren. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. E. C New Masonic Officers Named Three Groups to Hold Installation Rites Tomorrow Night installation o f officers of thres Blytheville Masonic groups will be field at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Masonic Temple at Davis and Franklin Streets. The installation rites will bo open to the public. An open house will precede (he installation at 6-30 p.m., and the temple will be open t?me ' :CCU ° n bV thC pub1ic al that Elected last week, the following officers K-lll be Installed tomorrow night: Chicfcasawba Lodge 134, P. 4, A. C. L. Bennett, worshipful master E. .\f. Holt, senior warden, Maurice Sanders, Junior warden; Max Logan, treasurer; Robert E. Blaylock ."ccrctnry; Earl Damon, senior deacon: W. H. Stovall. Jr.. junior tlcacon; Frank Ellis and Marvin Razor. master o! ceremonips- Blylheville Chapter 117, R. A. Brown officiating, be in Maple Grove Cemelcry wilh Holt Funeral Home In charge. Pallbearers will be Charley Short Aaron Peterson, R. E. Blayiock. w. E. Hasan, Rex Hughes and Havs Sullivan. W. L. Walker, high priest; C. S. Dowdy, king; Maurice Sanders. scribe; Roland Green, treasurer- B E. Blaylock. secretary; Shields Ed- n-ards. captain of the host: W H. Stovall, Jr.. principal soiourner: W. i\f. Gentry, royal arch captain; Claud Alexander. Earl Damon and Hex Warren, masters o t the veils. Olivet Coinnmntlcry vVo. 20 Clarence Dowiiy. commander: I*. E. Baker, firmcralissirno; Maurice Kanclers, capinm-gemrRl: Ed B. Cook, prelate; Roland Green, treasurer; R. E. "ayhck. secretary; Shields Edward.-, senior warden- George stillvvell. junior warden; W, H. StovjiM. Jr.. standard bearer: W. M. Gentry, sword bearer; Rex Warren, warder; and Bob Barnes, sentinel. Holiday Accident Toll Is Near Record for U.S. By THE ASSOCIATED TRKSS Violent accidents In Ihe United tates took a near record toll over the four-day Christmas holiday. Deaths In traffic accidents, fires Traffic acctdenls caused more lhan 500 fatalities, but the 508 total below the 600 predicted by the National Safety Council. Fires caused 100 deaths — but none resulting from Christmas trees. There were 138 persons killed In violent accidents of miscellaneous nature. This sear's total exceeded the 1950 accidental deaths of 724 which occurred during a three-day holi- ..---- — — •"• day. The 1949 three-day tolal was recorded In Ihe four-day Christmas 530. holiday of 1936. | Tcx!Ui report<a mor . ^ M o| , from miscellaneous caur.es 6 p.m. Friday to last mid- and from . night local time reached the staggering total of 747. This figure compare* wilh Hie record accidental death toll of 761 this year's accidental deaths, including nearly 6 In traffic mishaps. Ice-covered and snow-covered highways In the Midwest sharply curtailed travel and appeared a major factor In holdin? the traffic toll under the council's e.vtiiiidte of 60C. The accidental de.ilti toll does not include the 11!) miners killed In a coal mine explosion in West Frank/crt, Ul, rtiday nlsht. LITTLE LIZ- Nature couldn't moke « perfect, so sSe did Ihe next bn( thing ond made «s Mirx) to ov/r

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