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•t BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH*: DOMINANT NKWRPAPKB npi MnDTw A c.,*, . n _. u «.« ..— . , _ TOC. XLYII—NO. 24* Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1952 EIGHT PAGES SNOW BURIES BUILDINGS IN UTAH—An eastern Utah snowstorm produced this view arter it buried a filling station and small store (lower left, center) In Daniels canyon on U. s. highway 40 between Du- —AP Wirepholo chesne and Salt, Lake City, Utah. Note snon- on rooms of other buildings across the road. In this aerial view the transcontinental road had been cut open by snowplows. Ci • • f Skipper Stays Aboard Be 9' ns Thawin 9 After Big Storm LONDON W-The crippled Flying Enterprise started under two toward Folmountn Harbor at a tedius three knots today. Her skipper Capt. Kurt carlsen, who refused stubbornly to abandon his wallowing' ship in the face of a wilrt storm, was jubilant and confident that he is going to win his lone fight against the sea. The commander of the U. s. Destroyer WHlard Keith, which arrived to watch over the' stricken American freighter and her doug- ghty captain, reported; "Tile tow is riding smoothly." Ordeal Appears Over Capt. Carlson's nine-day ordeal Inside Today's Courier News .. -Society.. .Page. 2. .. .Leachville Moves to finals .. .snorts . .Page 5. Churchill Arrives; Sees Solid Prospect For Peace in 1952' NEW YORK (AP)—Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in the United States today for conferences with President Truman and asserted "the prospects for world peace are solid in 1952." Churchill made the statement in response to a question but did not elaborate. He grinned when reporters asked him whether the Soviet threat to peace had increased or decreased in recent months. "I don't think there is any greater danger now than at the time of the Berlin Airlift, provided we take prudent measures." he said, "But, I .Can't Tell" He said, however, that "I'm not ft member at their cabinet so I can't tell how they are talking But when asked directly about and Churchill are e.xpecled to discuss range from atomic weapons to relations with Russia, from the Korean War and armistice talks to the defense of the West. The visit is Churchill's first in See CHURCHILL on Page 8 Winston Churchill Year, he repliert: '•The prospects for world peace arc solid in 1952." Churchill talked with reporters «t the Army Port of Embarkation In Brooklyn. He landed there at 9:01 a.m. CST j from the Coast Guard Cutter Navesink. He had'stepped across a short gangplank from the Liner Queen Mary to the cutter at the New York Harbor narrows to speed his landing;." Winnie Is Cigarless Without his usual cigar, Church- Ill greeted reporters with a cheery "good morning to you all." Churchill said the purpose of his Ilth visit to the United States was "not to get settlements or sign agreements." He wanted, he said, to "establish . that close »nd Intimate understaud- . ing between heads of governments ' on both sijes of the ocean so that we may deal with the events of the future with a knowledge of the other's point of view." Row About Big-3 Meet Churchill' was asked whether he saw any advantage !n President Truman and Premier Stalin sitting down to a conference together. Vlt all depends on the setting and the events leading u p to it." the prime minister replied. "Of course, it would be very satisfactory if we could get a settlement of the ninny common difficulties that confront us." Concerning the possibility of a three-power conference, with him representing Britain. Churchill! said: "That would lead me into a realm that Involves so many hypotheses that I'm afraid we'd nil be detained here too long." President Truman's plane. The Independence, was waiting at nearby Floyd Bennett Field to take him to Washington A-Arms to Be Topic The list of subjects Mr. Truman Two Meetings Planned Here Bloodmobile Aides A representative of the Memphis Blood Center will conduct two meetings here Tuesday lor Red Cross volunteer workers who are to participate in the collection of blood when a bloodmobiie 'visits Blytheville Jan. 31. '•» ~~~ ~~;+ An orientation course will be given 51 women who last summer completed a staff aid course, and Red Cross chapter officials will have a conference to make final plans for the bloodmobile's visit. Linn. Wan-en will conduct the orientation course at the Hotel Noble from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday The conference will be at the Chickasawba * Chapter House at 3 p.m. and will be attended by Bob Porter, blood program chairman; J. L. Gunn, chapter chairman; Mrs. W. J. Pollard, volunteer service chairman: Mrs. Vernon Thomasson. staff aid chairman; E. M. Terry, public aid chairman; and Mrs.' Floyd Haralson, chapter executive secretary. While here, Mr. Warren will Inspect potential sites for the blood collection center. Prospective donors may call the Red Cross Chapter House here at any time to get their names on the Arkansas New* Briefs— Stassen Asks GOP Primary For State Weather Arkansas forecasl: Partly cloudy, continued cool this afternoon and WARMF.R tonight rising temperatures Sunday Lowest 26-32 tonight. MiMourt forecast: partly cloudy today and tonight; Sunday, increasing cloudiness and warmer: high today in 30s; low tonight In 20s. Minimum Ihls morning—33. Maximum yesterday—36. Sunset today—5;03~ Sunrise tomorrow—7:08. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—2.90. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—34.5. Normal mean temperature for ftJnnflvy—39.9. This Date Last Year Minimum this mornine—G3. Maximum yesterday- -60. Precipitation January 1 to ;ws date-iM. By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK. OPj— A candidate for the 1052 Republican presidential nomination has requested a party preferential primary in Arkansas, but the prospects for such a vote today appeared dim. Harold E. Stassen, president of the University of Pennsylvania yesterday in a letter to the Republican State Committee and Secretary of State c. G. Hall re' quested the primary. Osro Cobb. chairman of the state committee, replied that the cost 9! the primary, which he estimated at S7S.OOO. would be "prohibitive" and said it is "unlikely" that it would be held. However. Arkansas law makes it mandatory on "a state committee of any political party in this state to order a preferential primary when such committee is petitioned to do so by any candidate for such nomination." Trial Procedure Studied LITTLE ROCK. (,F^A program for the Arkansas Supreme Court's trial of a suit aimed at preventing a public vote on the controversial, new Stale Purchasing Act probably will be released about Jan. 21. Following a pre-trial conference yesterday, the court indicated that the trial procedure—a precedent in Arkansas—would be determined by that date. The court is to determine what issues will be decided at the trial how the trial will he conducted- who will conduct the trial, and who will pay for it. None of the issues ever have been ruled on before by the Supreme Court. appointment .Mrs. Haralson snitl. About 200 donors will be needed. U.S. to Boost Price on Type Of Cotton WASHINGTON (AP)—The A<r- Hunter Killed at Rector Arkansas' first hunting fatality of the new year Thursday boosted the state's weekly violent death toll to U. Lois H. Pete Ellis. 42-year-old farmer of the Leonard community near Rector was wounded fatally while hunting rabbits near Leonard. City Marshal Jess McCord of Rector said Ellis was struck in the clu-st by a shotgun blast, and died Bboul 10 minutes »ft«r being removed to his home. No inqurit 'v.si- held, McCorrt Mid. ricuHure Department expects boost prices to an average S1.071 » pound for 1952 American-Egyptian type cotton, a long-staple "grown principally in Texas. New Mexico Ariz-ma and California. The purchase offer—for grade No. 2. 1.5 inches in staple length- was announced yesterday, it stands trcm Alig-. I. 1052. through April 30. 193J. The government bought similar 1951 cotton at an average S1.04 a pound. Agents on Prowl For Big Narcotics Game in Nation Sweeping Dragnet Aimed at 'Biggest Illicit Drug Dealers' WASHINGTON (IP, — Federal agents prowled through the sinls- .er narcotics underworld today, ieeking even digger game than any of (he SCO suspected dope peddlers already seized in a sweeping nationwide dragnet. Narcotics Commissioner Kafiy J. Anslinger said the roundup, which started before dawn yesterday' and Continued around the clock today, is laying the groundwork for capture of some of the nation's biggest illicit drug dealers. Big Capture Predicted A grand jury investigation already under way will lead to capture of some national racket kings within tluee weeks, Anslinger predicted. 'He added he couldn't say where the jury is working because "if we even mentioned the name of the city, some of the men who are talking will be killed." '••>. Undercover Men Us*d Meanwhile, the commissioner gave credit for the biggest mop-up of dope peddlers ever staged to undercover men who pose as Illicit dealers. They work their way into the heart of the crime world, risking their lives to put racketeers behind bars. About 100 federal agents and 200 government-paid informers are re maining underground to continu^ the cleanup, he said. Scores had to give up their roles of danger and Intrigue to make the arrest: and appear in court with evidence Crippling Blow Dealt Ajislingcr said illicit drug traffic has been dealt & crippling blow. The drive is aimed especially at suppliers of teen-aged drug addicts •nearly seven of them alone in a darkened and sadly listing ship— ippcared over, unless the barrel- lilck towing hawser breaks or the welling seas tip the vessel over. For the first timo since a hurrl- :anc cracked the Hying Enterprise leross the middle and left her help- ess some 300 miles off England's southern tip on Dec. 28, the wea- licr was reported "calm and the ,'isibility is good." Snaking the helpless Enterprise o port is the powerful sea-going ug Turmoil, which managed after 30 hours ot struggle to secure a ow line to the bow of the freight- Skipper Remains on Deck On the deck of the Enterprise— .illiug at a perilous 10 to 80 degrees —the stubborn, Danish-born skip- icr still stands, joined now by the Turmoil's first mate Kenneth Dan- py, watching the groaning hawser ease his ship along. "If the weather continues," said '.he Keith's captain, "It will take ibout four days" to-bring the Fly- Ing Enterprise into Falmouth, "If :his weather continues, the situa- .lon will be in hand. Both Carlsen and Captain Dan Parker of the *.ug firmly believe so too." Many Hearts Are on Board The hearts of seamen the world over — and many a landlubber, too—also were on the Enterprise, wishing the 37-year-old captain Well. Old sailors in England, who hailed Carlson's devotion to duly as being in the highest tradition of Decoration Is Planned COPENHAGEN, Denmark la*) — Danish-born Captain "Courageous" Carlsen, who is fighting the troubled Atlantic on-board the U. S. ihip Flying Enterprise, may be dee SM CRIPPLED SHIP on Pag* 8 An alarming Increase in drug ad diction among youths' "has been halted," the narcotics chief said He added about 50 of those arrested were women. . The raids started before dawr yesterday in San Antonio, Texas and spread with precision timing to most of the big cities across Some who escaped are being Korea sought, today by agents with arrest sen, planned to welcome skipper when he comes ashore. the SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS rippled Skip in Tow; North Arkansas Tempers SnaD U»"%^«K C+«,^ Al /Reninc Thauiinn ^ 1*^ Warmer Weather Expected Tomorrow For Most of State LITTLE ROOK Wv—North Arkansas began thawing out today after a severe storm that had blanketed that nrea with Ice and crippled communication and power lines for three days. The thaw posed a problem elsewhere in the state. Some rivers are reported Hearing (he flood stage as a result ot heavy rains and thawing ice. However no extensive Hooding is expected. The mercury dipped below the freezing mark in several North Arkansas areas last night. Warmer weather is in sight, however. The U. S. Weather Bureau here said nil traces of the ice should be gone by tomorrow. Temperatures in the 60s were reported throughout the state this afternoon. Black Hlver (o Crest The Black River was to crest at 20 feel In Pocahontax and Black Rock today. The Ouachita River was to. go to. 21 feet at Arkadelphia Flood stage there Is 17 feet. At Camrien, where the Ouachita flood stage Is 26 feet, (lie river Is expected to crest at 32 to 33 feet Jan. 10. The Arkansas and White Rivers will rise, the Weather Bureau said but they are not expected to reach flood stage. Ice Damages Remain Damages from the ice storm that hit Arkansas Thursday night stil have not been cleared away. Fourteen Arkansas towns were without communication services last night. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., workmen hoped to install emergency equipment by today at Eureka spring.!, Berryville, Greeti Forest, Alpena, Harrison, Cotter, Yell ville, Fllppin, Mountain Home, Ev erlon, Marshal and Leslie. Two Highways Flooded Two state highways out of Bates- vllle were inundated and impassable last night. However, no major high See WEATHER on rage » . Airport Audit Due Next Week The first phase in an audit and survey of Municipal Airport operations _ls expected to'be'completed early next week, Mayor Dan Blodeett said this morning. ' . • - . - , • Mayor Blodgett also said he was working on City Council 'committee appointments for the coming year'and that they should be ready by the new Council's first meeting next Tuesday. The Council aho is expected to choose an alderman from the Third Ward to succeed Mayor Blodgett at that meeting. Truce' Should Carry Warning To Red China, U.S. Believes WASHINGTON <ip>— The United States is described as believing any truce made with Communist China and Korea should carry with it warning that a violation would bring air-naval punishment upon Over Policing Of 'Armistice' 'You Cast Self in Bandit Role/ Turner Tells Reds in Parley JIUNSAN, Korea (AP)-Frayed tempers snapped today as (nice negotiators haggled over how to police a Korean armistice. From both sides of the conference table came angry I truce warnings. There wa* no progress toward : * U. N. delegate warned that the PlanesTangle In Korean Sky; 'No Damages' Fighter-Bombers Clai'm Destruction Of 80 Red Vehicles SEOUL Wj—American Sabre jets and Communist MfQs tangled in a 20-mlnute aerial duel over Northwest Korea today but neither side inflicted any damage. The clash between 21 Allied F-86s and 40 MIG-15S was the first aerial combat since Thursday. Sabre jets were grounded Friday by snow Another Sabre Jet flights sighted 25 MIGs between Sinanju and Sin- utju but neither side made a firing pass. Enemy Vehicles Attacked Overnight fighter-bombers claimed destruction or damage to 80 enemy vehicles in attacks on an estimated 1,200 vehicles moving under cover of darkness. United Nations forces on the Western Front, an Eighth Army com- munique said, launched a counteraction west of Korangpo early Saturday "to .complete (establishment of advanced positions" lost to Beds Dec. 28. . I-lniUrg^eliu-MuiV-- -I--... The forces reported limited advances In attacks at three points against enemy groups whose combined strength was estimated at greater than two companies The rest of the Western Front was quiet. U. N. troops on the Centra! Front reported light engagements with small enemy groups Saturday morning Red Probe Kepcled Red China herself. The government w : as reported in well-informed circles to be advising the other Allies in the Korean War that it thought such an implied ultimatum should bulwark the provisions of any armistice. N'o N'cw Demands Made The United States appears to be making no new demands for the actual truce terms under negotiation at Panmunjom. It seeks only to guarantee their observance. An issue at Panmunjom has been the Allies' contention that some form of supervision and Inspection must be established to assure that airfields which the Reds have been attempting to build about 80 miles southeast of the Yalu River. MIG's Near U'arfront The purpose of these fields would be to bring MIG-15 jet lighters that much closer to the battlefront. Airmen estimate that one or perhaps all of these fields could be brought into use within a week if bombing stopped. What the United States is reported to be proposing is this: If. alter a truce was agreed to. Communist forces should seek to cross the truce line for a renewed the country. About 100 peddlers terms of an armistice arc observed were caught In Texas alone. 50 - - New York. 50 in Philadelphia : 30 in Washington. _ jection of the Communists to a ban on building new airdromes in North U.N. planes for been bombing and months strafing Airlift Organized to Speed U.S. POW's Home If They Are Freed Sen. KefauYer .Interested In Presidency, 'But Not In the Vice-Presidency' NEW YORK H')—Sen. Estcs Ke- lauver (D-Tenn) says he Is Interested in the Presidency of the United states but denies .sajin? he also was Interested In the vice presidency. Concerning the Presidency, Kefauver said, he is "appral'.lr.a" the situation and would announce his plans earJy in February. "I have always said I wasn't iutere.iled in the vice presidency." the senator raid, adding that he had been "embarrassed" by being i quoted as interested in that olfice. 75 Die in Brazil Blaze RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — Fifteen persons burned to death and 20 ottiurs were seriously Injured today in the crash of a bus and a <ticrt car In Salvador, state cap- Ito) of Bab. the Meridional Ke:\s Ageccy repotted. TOKYO M 1 )—A giant airlift is being organized to speed home the 3.193 American prisoners of war held by the Communists in North Korean POW camps— If they are released. It l s unofficially dubbed "Operation Homecoming." The men will be given medical examinations then flown immediately to Japan for care and rest A man in good health should be flying home within about five days after his release. "Every effort will be made for the medical care and physical welfare of our men." said Col George Patrick Welch, official spokesman for Gen. Rldgways headquarters. rast .Movement Planned "Their sppcdies! pavibly movement back home has been arranged (or and will be carried out." The planes will n y at least two routes from Japan to the United Slates but the number to be sent over each probably won't be decided until the airlift is about to go into operation, one route 1s over the Central Pacific lo San Fran- Is cisco via Honolulu. The other ihe northern route to Seattle via Alaska. " British Also Make Mnns The British command in the Far East, part of Rid :< »aj,- s command also hu drawn pi ini u> »v»cu»t« all or most of !he 919 British prisoners by air. So far, no agreement has been reached between the u.N. and I>ic Communists OH actual rclca.ic of prisoners. . . aggressive strike at free South On the Eastern Front, U. N. troops threw back a light probe by a Red platoon after a half-hour fi| north ol the Punch Bowl. An Eighth Army staff officer estimated enemy casualties for the past seven days at 1,032. Allied losses, he added, were "uubciieveably light." The Air Force announced that from now on U. N. aircraft losses would be announced on u weekly basis to give downed pilots a maxi mum chance of rescue or escape. Six ILV Planes Downed The weekly summary listed si aircraft downed In the past seven clays. All were lost lo enemy ground tire. Four Communist jets were dam aged in the same period. The Air Force summary also reported destroyed or damaged n Communist' tanks, along with three locomotives, ISO box cars and 882 supply vehicles. Communist armistice demands by the threat of growing Red air pow- "Von have cast yourself in the olc of a bandit.. .,•• S8 jd Maj. Gen Howard M. Turner "You have fully exposed your ugly, ferocious failures o/ a bandit Hsieh Fa'nT' 1 Ch " leSe Ma) ' G ° D ' Strong Language Userf Using some of the strongest language since the armistice talks began, Turner told the Reds "the United Nations command did not come to Korea to surrender." and »-e have no Intention of leavlne ° l ' h Korcans to rea. punitive measures sho instituted promptly against the present Chinese sanctuary. Xo Ground Forced There would be no effort to put ground forces ashore for invasion of the Chine.se mainland. Nor would atomic weapons be used. But Red China's ports, war goods production centers and sea and land transport would be subjected to bombardment by planes and ships. An airtight blockade of coastwise and river commerce would be clamped upon her, with bombs, naval gunfire and mines used. -Veil- Emphasis for Air War Such an operation would put a new and dilfcrtnt emphasis on the IH B'"y Kose Asks To Be Allowed Back in House Matching Turner word for word, Hsieh replied "you represent yourselves as angels of peace and con- fairs" '" interfere ln '"ternal af- "Stalemcnl Is Hude" Your statement is rude and absurd. You have gone too far in your absurdity and arrogance" In a nearby conference tent; United Millions and Communist negotiators haggled fruitlessly for more than three hours over how prisoners ot war should be exchanged. "Then- arguments are getting pretty feeble." said Rear Adm R E. Libby. "it Is obvious they are killing time waiting for instruc- liotis." Reds Silent on Injured' ^ibby said .the Reds refused to mediate" exchange' of' i sick Vrid wounded prisoners. Subcommittees working on ths problems of supervising an armistice and exchanging prisoners' were deadlocked when they adjourned. Saturday's session of the truce supervision sub - committee ; was brief but bitter. Turner lambasted the Heds: in replying to a statement marie Friday by Chinese Maj. Gen. Hsieh Fang. ' Reasoning Is "Upside Down" "You suggested that if the U.N. commander was so concerned for the security ol Ills forces he should withdraw from Korea," Turner said. "What a typical piece of upside down reasoning." "We have no intention of walking away under a threat of your develcpmcnt of air power during the armistice and leaving the South Koreans to your tender mercies." The issue of air field construction during an armistice Is the major stumbling block barring agreement on how to police a tnice. "No Military Air Bases" The United Nations insist that no military air bases be built or repaired in North Korea, although a limited number of fields could be put In condition (or civilian use. The Communists contend that any restrictions on airfield construction constitute interference in North Korea's internal affairs. The subcommittee on prisoner exchaneg met for three hours and 10 minutes without even a break for lunch, but failed to make progress toward an agreement. NEW YORK Wy—Showman Billy Rose—locked out of his lavish town house by his estranged wife. Eleanor Holm—wants to get back in to keep an eye on lib art and silver collections. Rose's wife, the termer swimming star, started a separation suit over her husband's romance witli blonde . . . . .,^ .. i, ,n, vim^n;iio viijpnitM.s on me Armistice negotiators at Pmirnun- 1 Far East air war. Strategic bomb- ...,,,,-jnui. j,*. & v,,,.>i*<i3 rtv [-amimu-1 rar r.;t.si air war Strategii Jom have been wrangling over the line, winch has played oniv issue for a month and there appears -••••-no lilcclfhnod of any exchange before a full armistice goes Into cf- lect May Take 2 or 3 \Vceks minor ™'™ Joyce Mathews, former comedian Milton Bcrle. Miss Holm won S700 a week temporary alimony while the case is U.S. to Give India $50 Million Help For 'Development' NEW DELHI, India (API — The United today to uiiim, oi.:u>s u^tteu looay to £>ve of India SO million dollars to help that nation sped up her lasting economic and ngriculunal development. Tile contribution will be made Indications are that the main exchange of prisoners will take place at the trure conference site of Pan- munjom. It tnay extend over two to four weeks. Additional prisoners may be released at various points along the 145-mile lighting front. Tiir.se wouM be soldiers captured in the last days of the fichliiii! who had not been taken lo sJorJ^des Jn rear flress, PO\V'» lo On lo Sroul From Panmunjom. Allied prls-. oners will be taken to Seoul, about! 42 road miles south of Panmun- jom, then flown to Japan. On arriving In the United States, ihose in the regular Army probably will be given 30 lo 60 days leave. Those whose enlistment lime has expired are expected to be discharged from the srn-ire. Sick and ?,oi:iKlcd prisoners will b* live* Uictpomuoa priority. come paramount. News of the American proposals came yesterday a few hours after Secretary of State Dean Acheson had turned down flatly a new Soviet |)eace plan. The American secrcl.iry said Russian Foreign Minister ' Andrei VishimJcy's talk at park of a top level U. NV Security Council meeting (o consider a Korean truce and caso "International tensions" was just h.ilt. pending and also the right to livcj'mder an agreement signed by five-story Bcrkman Place] Prime Minister Nehru and U. S. ' Ambassador Chester Bowles at. a brief ceremony in New Delhi. It provides (or pooling American dollars with an equivalent sum in Indian Rupees to form a 100 million at the I home. In a supreme court affidavit yesterday. Rose asked for an injunction giving him the right to "freely enter and leave the mansion at any dollar Indian-American Technical Cooperation Fund. time." Ro.'e said he was worried aixiut a newspaper report that his wile'- had naiied a valuable Rembrandt} •— painting "behind a from door so that any attempt.to force the dooriL/TTLE LIZ open would destroy the painting for I which 1 paid $75.000.'' [ Greece's Romeo, Juliet Separate ATHENS, Greece 'jFi —Crete's cave-man Romeo and the Juliet he carried off to the hills and married are living angrily apart because they disagreed about where they should live together. Affording to reports of police anrt rrlalives, which k-cpl extra cd.Uon.s rolling off Athens newspaper trcssc* liit night, Petracogcorgi, the 20-year-old bride, imislcd on living in Athens. Fiery Costa Kephaloyannis. her husband, tried to persuade her to slay »l Herhclelon, on the island of Crete, becai'se ot his business HHTCst* (hero. Tas.ioula went home to her ia- thw. 1 at ony age. Women reolljr $Mjk

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