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3BLYH—NO. 242 Blytiieville Courier Blythevllle Dally News 'Cancel Steel Strike/ Says President Murray Hints Walkout Vote Is Not Likely ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.— (AP) — President Truman again appealed to the CIO steel workers today to cancel their threat of an industry- wide steel strike. Mr. Truman, in a message (o the opening session of a specially-summoned union convention, applauded the union's decision to postpone * scheduled New Year's Day walkout and asked for a permanent! postponement. Convention to Aet The convention was called to act on the . matter. President Philip Murray of the CIO and the steelworkers union was prepared to recommend the further strike 'dela asked by the administration. It was considered probable th unton may set a new. strike dead MM, possibly mid-February. Tha would give the government's Wage Stabilization Board time to hear and make recommendations on the Union's IS'-ircent average hourlj pay boot* demand. YaHey L«*<fer BJv*«vi(l< Herald I XE COURIER NEWS MtWBPAPER or KORTmAST ARKANSAS AHD SOWrmAST MISSOURI ^"^ ATLANTIC Ciry. N. J. (AP) — President Philip Murray of the CIO United Steelworkers passed a strong hint that a crippling steel strike isn't likely — even before 2.500 delegates today opened the convention which was called to answer the valkout question. Murray, Is Smllinj? A smiling, Joking Murray told a news conference last night he expects to be in Washington Monday tor the first Wage Stabilization Board hearing on the steel dispute. Since the WSB does not conduct hearings -in labor controversie where a strike exists, Murray's statement WBR a potent tip that the netion'n steel mills will continue to See STRIKE on Page 5 March of Dimes jrw&y vs» Donation Envelopes Sent out in Drive For $7,500 Here BtytfaeviHe residents were recetv *i« in the marl todij donatlSfi" en Telopw for use In the 195,| 'CSch ,-vf Dune* polio fund camp-ugn n «nd«rway In Mississippi County. In pointing out the need for funds with which to combat polio •nd treat its victims, William S Rador, chairman of the BlythcvilU •ampaign, said "Mississippi county IMt year got back three times the •mount it gave." BIytheville's quota Ii, the cur- Tent drive is »7,500 and the Mis- Jisslppi County is $18,000. Negroes In Blytheville have set up a goal of »5,000 in addition to the city's quota of 17.500. Coin contribution boxes, in the form or miniature iron lungs, have been distributed to business firms here, Mr. Rader said. A "Mothers' March," similar to fast year's porchlight drive, is being planned to augment other contributions. he said. Mrs. Al Charfin will be in charge. Also assisting with Hie campaign is the Junior Chamber of Commerce, which Is planning a fund-raising project. Eibert Johnson of Blytrieville i- county chairman of the polio cam paign, which Jan. 31. is scheduled to enci Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy,, occasional rain and little colder south NOT SO COLD y,; ^ portion this afternoon. Ram-inf freezing rain and a little colder'ex- ^treme south portion tonight Lojvest /temperatures 20 extreme northwest to 30 extreme . southeast tonight Friday cloudy to partly cloudy and ARIZONA CRASH SCENE — Tiie tail section is all that remains of an Air Force C-47 plane which carried 28 persons, including 10 West Point cadets to their death on a mountain 65 miles from Phoenix. First eight bodies were removed yesterday. (AP Wirenhoto) 8 Bodies Taken From C-47 Ruins To Mesa r Ariz. . Three Days May B* Needed to Remove All From Icy Mountain PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP)-Bodles of eight of the 28 persons killed Sunday In the crnsh of an Air Force C-47 have been removed from an Arizona mountainside and brought to a mortuary in Mesa, 16 miles east of Phoenix. The eight bodies carried down the icy side of 7,000-foot Armer Mountain 65 miles Northeast of Phoenix were those which could be most easily removed. Three days are expected to pass before all are brought out. Team Climbs Mountain An evacuation team of airmen aided by Arizona cowboys, struggled up the mountain yesterday and found the mangled bodies among the scattered wreckage of tne twin-engine plane. The vict were 19 West Point cadets, four crew members and live other military passengers. A team o£ experts from Wnght PQ.Llf>rcftn Air *Bh-»m_ •»• i * _-T . BLYTHBVILLE. ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1952 Caution Greets tax 'Cleanup ^ >. i i ••<> ,* SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEMTTi Capitol Hill Wary of Move Try 1*1 an Promises 'Further Action' WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Truman's proposa for a. "sweeping reorganization" of the scanclal-scarrei Internal Revenue Bureau go\ a cautious reception on Capitol Hill today. With government corruption charges already high on the Republican list of election-year issues Mr Truman made plain his move was but the first of a "series of actions to insure honesty. Integrity and fairness" in Washington. Further Acliou Expectei "In addition to the reorganization of the Bureau of Internal Revenue ' he said, "I expect to take further administrative action to make other recommendations to the Congress to insure complete integrity in the operations of the government." Mr. Truman's statement was followed quickly by the disclosure that 53 more Internal Revenue Bureau employes have been sacked or suspended since the last official announcement, which covered the first ten months of last year. f Year's Total Is 166 ' This made the total for the year 16G. compared with 40 in 1950 and 36 in 1949. of the 1951 total, 20 are suspensions, still under investigation. Congress members for the most part reacted to the President's reorganization plan with a "Yes, but —" altitude. Some said it dlcin'l go far enough. Some thought perhaps it went too far. The plan—designed to "protect the government from the insidious Influence peddlers and favor seekers"—will be sent to congress under the Government Reorganization Act. It would: 1. Abolish the offices of the «4 internal revenue collectors, substituting 25 "district commissioners" In their place. 2. Create an Independent inspection aerrlce, streamline and centralize bureau administration «1* for "more adequate (or top administrative "»ge tjL fc ..vtn victims ^»nd .salaries" officials 3. Take eoHectorships out of the "*.UU«il plum' c»Ugoc7 and the in fdenlfficatfftri Task Is DirflcuM So difficult is the task of evacuating the bodies bj pick hofees <tov,n the mountainside that It jrtll probabh be late this afternoon before more are removed. The mountain trail winds across streams studded with Ice ooated rocks and threids Uuoush scrub oak near the summit and pines and large oaks lower down. All aboard died instantly when the plane crashed. Snnnkald Command 1 ] Tcan In command of -the .evacuation team is Col Charles Sonnkuld of Williams Air Force Base. It was that base,- 2,1 mi! es southeast of Phoenix, that the transport wa* seeking when last heard from Sunday during a heavy rain and windstorm. The wreckage from the First person to reach the scene was Arnold Johnson, a cowboy, who was first spotted Tuesday afternoon , , wo rode to the ledge and reported his findings later that day. Bodies Are Identified Bodies identified at'; the scene were those of Cadet George Manning, 23, Richmond, calif., the pilot. Mnj. Lester Carlson, flying safety officer for the Fourth ' Air Force; the co-pilot, 1st Lt, Walter Boback. 23, former Los Angeles County deputy sheriff; and WAF Sgt. Jeane Garafalo, 20, Plainfield N. J. no* so cold. Missouri forecast: . Fair north. mostly cloudy south portion today with occasional light freezing rain extreme southeast this forenoon; generally fair tonight and Friday; a little warmer northwest today; warmer Friday, high today 25-35, low tonight 15-20. Minimum this morning—31 Maximum yesterday—33. Sunset today—5iOI. Sunrise tomorrow—7;06. ' Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am today—1.32. Total since Jan. 1—1.61. Mean temperature (midway twcen high and low)—32. Normal mean temperature January—39.9. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—4fl. Maximum yesterday—fi2. Precipitation January i ( 0 <tete-l.M. Assessing Plan To Speed Sale Of Auto Tags To speed issuance of 1953 state license plates, a combined revenue- assessors office has been set un ! n Manila for West Mississippi County residents. p«puty Tax Assessor Thomas rt Ivy" of Blythcville said today that Jfar Allen Holt has been assigned to work In Malma as a deputy assessor while the state licenses are on sale this month. V : - A.recent stal^ law requires that certificates of assessment be presented by car owners before they can be issued the 1952 tags. X A branch of the Arkansas Revenue Department office here has been set up In Manila to issue the licenses. Mr. ivy said that many car owners already have their certificates of assessment and will not have to obtain them at the same time the plates ere purchased. Other papers required to obtain the state lags are the pink registration slip, certificate of title and if the car has been financed, a letter from the mortgage-holder giving the Arkansas title number. Deadline Mrs^^lffiM "^ ^c=b^ve: be- i ° lytllcv ' lle '*<••""<»—Is midnight Jan. for Sen*/- Russell D Ga commented that "Congress nouid do well to go slowlj and see that everything Is cleaned Up before throwing the blanket of civil those positions. service, over all I don't regard the embracing of cuil service as any panacea for everything that is wrong In any department of government," he as serted. : "Doesn't Get to Root" Rep. Byrnes R-Wis., a'member of the House subcommittee which has been uncovering Revenue Bureau scandals, said the President's-proposal did "not gel to the root of the principal prublem . . '. namely, the problem of competent personnel and personnel of integrity." Rep. Kean R-NJ, another subcommittee member, said, "it probably is one step in the right direction but It doesn't go nearly far enough." Sen Johnson D-Colo commented that a shakeup was needed, "but I'm not completely sold on the Idea you can't appoint good men under the present system." Mr. Truman's proposal would become law after 60 days provided neither House nor Senate, acting separately, voted to reject It. Some Trouble Expected Revenue Commissioner John B. Dunlap said he expects the plan to run into "some trouble" when it reaches The Hill—but not enough to kill it. ° He also told newsmen he did not expect Congress to block the plan on the point of loss of political patronage in the form of collector- ships—all of whom arc now politi- J l appointees. late S'esterda^ abouflstepew fir- In addition Uflesaer rrySfcU coi- rs hHvelhttnfJi^oj. - r eslgned " th«e of lectors have| during 'Jaycee Week' Plans Outlined of Year, And Boss of Year Will Be Selected -—U. S. Air Force Photo via AP PARACHUTES OVER KOREA-SuppIies for fi e hlin B men on the jround fill the Korean sky during an air drop by cargo planes of the Far East Air Force's combat Cargo group. Allied Tanks Back Capture of 2 Points SEOUL, Korea Wj-Tank-supported Allied infantrymen attacked behind E thundering artillery barrage today and recaptured two strong poinU on the Western Front. The sudden outbreak of fighting in Korea was ordered to regain ground lost to a Chinese assault Dec. 28. Tpday'i fighting WHS lierce but*- ' ' brief. , " ~ The Eighth Army said attacking infantrymen were heavily engaged for an hour. Then two Red groups retreated and abandoned the strong points to the Allies. The Allied . infantrymen had won Mheir limited objective by 11:05 a.i ^omrnunique reported. ' _'•'_, The action was northeast of the truce village.of Panrnunjom. Three other small fights--all started by Red probes—were reported along the freezing 145-mile front Two squad-sized probes were tossed beck on the Central Front and an attacking Red platoon was driven back after nearly two hours' fight- Ing iu the early morning west of Heartbreak Ridge. . Red Pilots Crow Bolder In the air American Sabre jet pilots reported Communist jet airmen are getting bolder nnd more skillful The report came after a clash Thursday in which one Red MIG-15 was damaged. Chinese Communists have been getting almost dally maneuvering practice — sometimes costly — when they venture from tlieir Manchurian bases intn Nortnwest Korea's MIG See WAR on Page 5 Soldier Hurt In Car Crash Ice on Highway 61 Overpass Is Blamed An Indianapolis, Ind., soldier was injured nnd two other persons escaped injury at 12:30 a m today when the 1951 Pontiac in which they were riding skidded on the icc- coatcd pavement of the Highway 61 overpass at Yorbro and overturned State Trooper Tom Smalley Identified the injured soldier as Gordon Maxwell 21. He Is in Walls-Hospital suffering from head Injuries but is not believed to be seriously injured, the trooper said. Other passengers in the car were Raymond Kenley of Holland, Mo and Pat Grizzell, 17, of Blytheville' Trooper Smiilley said that Maxwell and Kenley are both on leave from Ft. Hood, Tex. Henley was highway on top of te overpa Yarbro, Revenue Official Expects Few Added Jax Scandal Firings WASHINGTON W-) — Jommissloner John B. Dunlap said today he doesn't expect future tax scandal firings to hit any high of- nil sensational the entire proportions, almost top command .- - .--......i, w| , Loiiiiiiana changed hands and a total of 166 officials and employes were ousted - , cs were o flclals and firings among the lesser I Dunlap told reporters that " al ry probably will be fewer than )ected. Further, he added, any $100 for Medal Holders? WASHINGTON MV-Rcp. OToole (D-NY) said today he will intro- holders of the dnce n hill to Medal o/ iii«. Honor *10fl monthly for'"' «'W 1 im> nue Bureau or Congressional investigators . probably fcill involve past instead of present operations Interim Report Made The tax chief gave this Interim report on bureau Investigations throughout the nation Into reports . j ' .~l™nuia UUIl. 5J>C- cial agents have Investigated "every rumor" Involving officials still in office, Including all the SI collectors In charge of regional offices "No Concern Now "No officials in the .Kyjsnue service of any stature ar^ciu'slne me any concern right n 6W."' t>Snlap told reporters. "Of course something new could pop up tomorrow." . nave ^ n , ,,rt tta^tt r riud charge,. • Plans for observance here of the annual National Junior Chamber of Commerce Week were announced today by H. L Halsell. Jr., president of the Blytheville Jaycees Highlighting the week will be selection of the "Young Man of the Year".and "Boss of the Year" for 1931. These will be announced at the annual Distinguished Service Award banquet during Jaycee week Jan. 13-20. Five "key men" also will be selected from membership of- Die Junior Chamber ol Commerce for their service to the organization during the past year. Opening observance of Jaycee Week will be "Church Day" Jan 13. when Jaycees will attend one of the churches here In a tody. A radio forum on the "Young man's Place in Government" also will be held during the week. Jaycac Week is observed nationally each year to mark the founding of the Junior Cha iber of Commerce in St. Louis in 1920. Must lie from 21 to 35 Any Blytheville man between the Inside Today's Courier News ...Chicks to play Tuckerman In tourney today.. .county cage action resumes tomorrow., sports F»»e 8. ''' ...OMeola Newj...St»rr Oai- bMr...l"«ee 10. .^Here's whM happened In 1951 ...Dixie Downs attorney assails McMath.. .Arkansas News Briefs ...P»ge 3. ...Society...Page 4. .. Markets...Page 5. Enemy Rejects Allied Proposal To Free POW r s UN Negotiator Then Rejects 'Categorial Rejection of Reds' WUNSAN, Korea (AP) _ The Communists today turned down an AlJied plan' for exchanging war prisoners and civilians as "no more tlian a barter of slaves." But a u. N. negotiator said h e o'f'tne' neds h " Catcswlcal r *'"°n North Korean Ma]. Gen Lee Sang cho said he wanted no part simply and solely on a onc-for-one of the Allied plan because It was exchange." The Reds want an all- for-ail trade. Rear Adm. R. E. Libby said that 0/ the At>led ages of 2] nnd 35 is eligible to be named "Young Man of the Year.' -—j -..«... », ure nurm Koreans He will be selected on the basis of He Eni d South Koreans in the Red contribution to community welfare } army are "reawakened Korean pa- durint? thl* met ^-pai- n.,..!:..:-....! Spi> f - PA*st'_ ITITJF ..— n r was the plan. Rejection Is Refused He refused to accept the Red rejection because they "either misun- oerstood our proposal or they are deliberately misinterpreting it in Older to deliberately obscure the issues," Libby indicated Lee might be waiting for new. instructions. He reiterated that the U.N. plans to return every, prisoner of war who wants 'to be repatriated. He said the onc-for-one exchange called for in the first two points of the: Allied plan would:control merely.,the rate ol exchangfr^not the ^number-of war prisoners an d _ clvjttatfs'--ulti- mately,, traded^ ' - • "Airfield" Group Deadlocked Another subcommittee, dealing with truce supervision, remained deadlocked' Thursday over Communist insistence on the right to build and repair, military airfields durine an armistice. • . Doth subcommittees will return to Panmunjom at II a.m. Friday (8 p.m. Blytheville lime today.) Under the Allies' plan offered Wednesday, prisoners of war would be exchanged on a man-for-nian oasis until all prisoners held by one side are turned back. Then the side still holding prisoners would trade them for civilians. When all prisoners were traded there would oe a mass exchange of remaining civilians. * Not Agalmf His will However, the Allies specified no one would be handed over agal'vt his will. The Red Cross would "interview each one to make sure he wanted to be repatriated. While the Allies hold fnr more prisoners than the Reds, Libby said thousands of South Koreans serving In the Communist armies should be reclnssified as war prisoners and exchanged. "Re.iuakeJicrt I'alriots" Lee said Thursday no South Koreans have been forced into military service by the North Korean: during the past year, participation in all-round community activities evidence or tasting contribution to' community activities, exhibition of leadership ability, evidence of personal or business progress and cooperation with Individuals and civic organizations. He does not have to be a Jaycee. secret five-man committee of Blythcville residents over 35 will select the Young Man of the Year. Names of the committee members be announced at the award . .p "Boss of the Year" and the "key .men" are elected by the Jay- dees./ The five-man committee will De- lect the "Man of the Year" from nominations which must be sub- rnitted by Jan. 12 to the Jaycee Week committee. This includes Charles Moore, chairman; James Nebhul. publicity; Billy Boone, banquet arrangements; J. L. Westbrook, ticket sales: Elmer R, Smith, Inter-club awards; and Tom Miller, church activities. Nominations may be made by any Blythevillc resident. Past winners Of the "Young Man of-the Year" aword are Otho SUn- licld, Alvln Huffman, Jr.. William H. Wyatt, Jimmic Edwards and A. S. Harrison, past winners of the •Boss of the Year" award arc James Hill, retired president of Ark-Mo Power Company; Harry W. Haliies, publisher of the Courier .News; and E. M. Uegenold. president '. the First National Hank. Sec CEASE-FIRE on Page 5 Soviets Ask UN For Top Meet' To Seek Truce USSR Would Refer Armistice In Korea to Security Council By STANLEY JOHNSON Vishinsky . submitted the proposa] to the 60-natlon political committee after a long speech denouncing a Western collective action plan, and hinting ominously at events to como in southeast Asin. The American delegation Immediately frowned on the Vlsh- lllsky proposal. Fending official . comment u. S. force Mid the inarceot- . ooviet resolution H»J able. The American'-'lnformanis pointed out that the u. s. favors continuation of collective measures as an important factor in the u. N efforts for peace. They said the call for a Security Council meeting has been made before without response rrom the Russians, who would not recognize Nationalist China as a member of the council. The Americans said that since the Soviets have veto power in the council, it would be useless to bring the Korean armistice negotiations to that body. The suggestion was contained in a Soviet resolution submitted today as a counter proposal to an 11- power draft calling for the u N to set up new anti-aggre.ssion machinery. Tlie Soviet porposal was made In the 60-natton political committee a/ter Vishinsky denounced the Western draft as a plan which c could lead only to war. He told the committee in a 37-page sptsch that the Western, American-sponsored roposal , !n otruM' words, war. " down to sanctlons^- Sif "an o sc«r of: any .small power support for the See U.N. on Paje 5 attempt to sc«ri Round-Faced Cigar Smoker Heads for U.S. NEW YORK (ff) _ A round- faced, cigar-smoking statesman it coming back this week to the nation some of his ancestors fought to found. His mother's family came to the United States from Prance-Huguenots seeking sanctuary to practice their religion. Five of them fought with Washington during the revolution. His grandfather, an Upstata New York farm boy, was a. Rochester newspaper publisher who struck it rich in Wall Street. A street bears his name In the Bronx. The visitor's mother, an international beauty and belle of the •90s, was born In Brooklyn almost a century ago. . The man himself? Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain. When Churchill addressed th* Congress in December. 1941, he ' commented: "I wish indeed that my mother, whose memory I cherish across, the veil of yeara, ' could have been here .;. . "I cannot nelp. ; , reflecting Ukt > if my father nad;beeri an Ameri-' can *uid my mother British : in,- '. 'stead'of the othef'wa'y "aroi.SSl*!''-- -, might have got here on myOwn." Flying Colonel Says U.S. Needs More, Better Planes in Korea By O. H. P. KING FIFTH AIR FORCE BASE, Korea W>-A flying colonel whoso 'boys" have shot down 130 Communist planes said today American Jet pilots "need more and better planes" to keep up with the growing Red Air Force over Korea. — enemy hns a better airplane and far more than we have," said Col. Harrison R. Thyng. His Fourth Fighter-Interceptor Wing flies Sabre Jets, fastest U. s. plane in combat. He said greater skill and better training of American pilots are responsible for consistent victories. Reds Are "Training" But, he added, the Reds are using Korea's MIO alley as on aerial school where they have trained •class after class" in Jet combat flying and American tactics. "ThetF-86 Sabre jet with good American team work can effectively fight against three or four to one odds." Thyng said. "Recently odds have been six to seven against us. "While we have accomplished our missions—keeping the MIGs off the fighter-bombers while they did their work — we have not been able to shoot down many of the enemy." There are never more than M Sabre jets in MIG alley at on» time. The Reds with a greater force See PLANES on Paje 5 LITTLE LIZ— A girl becomes o young kxjjf • «hcn she switches from bubble " Qum to bubble bath. ttt^ 2nd Storm May Drive Captain from Ship LONFlON f>Pl A «ir»nrwl hirt ft,,,.,,, «•-.. . LONDON f/Pj—A second big storm in the winds North Atlantic, driven by of near-hurricane force, , brought doubt today to the mind of Capt. Kurt Carlsen whether he and his helpless ship can stay afloat until night brings a hurrying tug. The u. S. Navy destroyer John W. Weeks, standing by as guardian tor Carlsen and his Flying Enterprise. radioed that "Preparations have been made with Captain Carl- sen lor rescue if required. This was the first sign the doughty captain has given that it may be impossible for him to stick out his lone, iron man attempt to stay with his crewless crack-bottomed freight destroyer said the Flying Enterprise was rolling heavily squalls driven before winds ra ing up to 63 miles times, winds rang- hour. At the Weeks reported, the ship Stasscn to Enter Primary WASHINGTON (API — Harow E. Stassen announced today he will enter primary contests in Ohio, . Ivnnlii ami Minnesota in his" bid for the .Republican I'iciideiUial Uln batlfrnl —AP wlrepholn and HslltiK, ] m | 1,1-1 up. was heeled over 80 degrees off balance—almost flat on Its side. Carlscn survived another stormy dawn after five nights alone on the Flying Enterprise, a 6.711-ton freighter built during the war for Pacific coastal trade. Help was on the way. The Turmoil, one or the bisgest deep sea tugs in Britain, battled through high seas and hail squalls, expecting to complete 'her 300-tnile dash from Falmout), to the flomiderinj ship sometime tonight. Carlson, a Danish-born seaman from Woodbridge, N. J., apparently had secured himself to the bridge of the tossing vessel. Its pert rail was smashed and heavy seas washed against the deck. The U. s. destroyer John W. Weeks stood by a mile away to save Carlscn if his vessel breaks up and sinks. Although Its batteries were weakening. Carlsen's radio telegraph equipment enabled him to keep in touch with the destroyer. He was sticking with his ship and its cargo to keep its value from falling into the hands of anyone able to take it in tow and claim it as salvage. Vessels In the area reported winds of 50 miles an hour The liner Queen Gljzabeth radioed gales would make her & day Inle into Southampton. Still. CarLsen vowed \o st»j> "until I'm towed or sunk." Whether 1 the Enterprise COUlrt be tOWMl 10 port V,i4 iu Obeli

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