The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1952 · Page 1
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Wednesday, January 9, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 845 Biytheville Courier BlythevlUe Daily Ne THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOOTHBAET MTS6OURI Valley Leader Biytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1952 TWELVE PAGES Gunn to Fill Council Postdate of City Report Presented J. L. Gunn, manager of Swift and Company Oil'Mill, last night was elected Ward Three alderman to fill the un- expired term of Mayor Dan Blodgelt as the City's new administration held its first meeting of 1952, opened with a prayer and devoted mostly to a report from the chief executive in his "state of the city" message to the new Council. Alderman Gunn took the oath at office this morning before W. I. MaUn, Municipal Court Clerk, Thirty-three persons assembled In Municipal Courtroom to welcome and be welcomed by Mayor Blodgett alter his introduction as the Council's new presiding officer by City Clerk W. I. Mnlin. All aldermen and City officials were present. Mayor Blodgett, after his introduction, extended "thanks to you gentlemen who have the City of Blythevllle's interest at heart enough to attend these meetings." "It means a lot to me and to the Council to have you people here showing your interest in these meetings," Mayor Blodgett told the audience. Mayor Blodgett said he deemed "the city as a whole to be in pretty good shape" as he saw it from observations during the Jfl-st two weeks." "Since the mayor's Job has become a .full-time proposition," Mr. Blodgett said, "I've been what I would call Teal' busy talking to Council members and people in the various walks of life to see what they want done by the City for ite welfare. Police Force Reorganized "We've reorganized the Police Department. I'm not In a position to name a chief of police at this time. As "yet, the person who make a chief has not been found. But, we are operating as efficiently AS possible under the present setup. 'There will be no changes in the Fire Department which is operating efficiently and doing a splendid Job. '•The sanitation Department hi b«en consolidated with the Engineering Department along with the office of building inspector, after the resignation of Chester Naber. u nntiary .officer, and all v have been < Incorporated .into the Kngl- need rig''Department under Claude Alexander . .', (city, engineer^ I-met with'him and his employes Jan. 2 and believe they are operating efficiently. "We . . , (the city) . . . also have taken over operation and management of the filling station and maintenance facilities for transit Aircraft at Municipal Airport. " The lease formerly held by Biy- thevilie Flying Service was turned back to the City in October. '' And as a whole," the mayor continued, "I believe, from looking at it the last two weeks, the city is In pretty good shape. "A CCA official Is to be here Jan. 36 and meet with us so we can get an Inside picture as to what they want and to the City's responsibilities at the air base. Inventories Near End "I'd also like to report." said Mayor Blodgett, "that inventories there . . . (the air base) . . . are 95 per cent complete and that^ this is moving along good. We'll* soon know what we have there." In other action, the Council passed an ordinance accepting and approving the platting by Biythe- ville Housing Authority of Cherokee Courts Addition to the City, the new Negro housing project ou Elm Street. The -Council also accepted the opening of Cherokee Street in that project, already paved and paid for at no cost to the city, for public use. Alderman Gunn was nominated by Ward Three Alderman L. G. Nash and was the only nominee on Alderman Nabcrs' second as Alderman Caudill moved that nominations cease. Councilman Wilson seconded the move to close nominations. The vote 'was unanimous City Council Sidelights— City Council's monthly meet- Ings will be opened with prayer by a visiting chaplain from y- thevllle Ministerial Alliance, Mayor Blodgett announced. The Rev. Hoy I. Baglcy, pastor of First Methodist Church, served as chaplain last night. * * • New Aldermen Homer Wilson of Ward One and John W. Caudlll of Word Two were introduced by the mayor. Each was attending his first Council meeting as an official. • * * Persons appearing with minor complaints were requested to write to the mayor stating their grievances in a signed letter so they may be turned over to the proper committee or department for action, » • • Former Chief of Police John Foster was among those attending last night's meeting. l each instance. Fire Chief Roy Head presented GUNN TO WAItl) THREE POST—J. L. Ounn, manager of Swift and Company Oil Mill, last night was elected by City Council to fill the unexpired term of Mayor Dan Blodgett in Ward Three after his election to the mayor's office. Alderman Ounn was elected for one year. He has been named a member of the Finance and Purchase Committees. (Courier News Photo) Truman, Churchill Report on Talks To Be Released WASHINGTON (,1>) — Prime Minister Churchill leaves Washington today for a visit to New York and Ottawa,' apparently convinced that his talks with President Truman have laid a new basis lor tightened Biillsh- American cooperation around the world. In a final White House session, ending last night, Churchill and Mr, Truman agreed to give all- out support to formation of a unified European defense army, including German. French, Italian and Low Country troops. Mr. Truman had wanted such a commitment from the British leader in the hope of speeding up the army project in Europe. A 1,200-word communique summing up results of the four days of talks, Is expected to be issued this afternoon. The communique, informants reported, will announce several specific points, including a n agreement on raw materials supplies. This is expected to assure Britain of more American steel and the United States of British tin. • State of the Union SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Truman Asks Political Truce' In Shadow of World War Inside Today's Courier News • , • Osceola News . . , Starr Gaiing . . . Page 9. . . . Behind the Blackboard in BlythevlUe schools . , . Wilson N'ewi . . . Page 2. ... Chicks and Paps sweep duubleheadcr . . . Paragould boy remembers sportsmanship . . . sports , . . Page 8. . . . Biytheville Personalities . . . Alderman J. L. Gunn , . . Page 6. . . Arkansas News Briefs . . , state news . . . Paces 5-12. :he Fire Department's monthly report and the % Police Department report was read by Cecil craves. Mayor Blodgett also reminded the Council that a vacancy remains on Biytheville Hospital Board of Governors and said he would have that appointment for consideration at the February meeting. A list of committee appointments also received Council approval. In accepting chairmanship of the Finance Committee, a post he held last year, Alderman Nash told the Counejl . _'I spendtSg—quit' 1 ' 'In - other words," replied the mayor, "we're not going in the hole any more?" 'That's right," said Mr. Nash. Mayor Blodgett also explained the functions and duties of each Coun-j oil committee for the benefit of new aldermen. - . The Council, at the request of the city clerk, altered its fiscal year'to operate by the calendar year rather than from April 1 through March 31 as previously, due to the change In terms of office of City officials. This was done on the motion of Mr. Nash and second Alderman Lipford. An offer to work salvage at the City dump with the City to receive 40 per cent- of gross proceeds also was offered by the mayor for discussion. Mayor Blodgett said he had a proposition by a Biytheville man to salvage, haul and sell cardboard, metal, wire, etc., from the dump which the man said would bring in about $200 to the City for some few montlis and would cost nothing. Action was deferred after City Engineer Alexander said he had received a call from another firm today who wished to discuss the matter before any deal.was closed. Kailroads Draw Complaints A number of complaints, mostly pertaining to Frisco and Cotton- belt Railroads operations, w r ere heard by the Ccuncil. Complaint- ants were asked to put their grievances in w-rititig so they could be referred to the proper department See COUNCIL on Page 7 Heavy Seas Halt Frantic Attempts To Throw New Line to 'Enterprise LONDON (AP)—Heavy seas held up frantic attempts by tugboat men today to get a new towline aboard the battered freighter Flying. Enterprise, dangerously adrift off the rocky Cornish coast. A radio telephone call from a tug at the scene said Capt. Kurt Carlsen and tugboat mate Kenneth Dancy were still aboard the ship at noon (6 a.m. CST) but that the sea was too rough then to attempt another tieup with the hulk wallowing helplessly in the heaving swells. The Enterprise broke loose at 1:30 a.m.. snapping the five Inch steel hawser by which the British —BULLETIN- LONDON (AP) — Capl. Kurt Carlsen and his companion aboard the crippled freighter Flytay Enterprise" narrowly es caped being swept into the sea while al the-bow attempting to rig * "towline" today, the U. S. Destroyer WiHard Keith radioed Naval headquarters here ^• Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy and cooler this afternoon. Clearing FAIR AND COLD and colder tonight, with lowest temperatures 27-33 in north and west central portions Thursday. Thursday fair and rather cold. Missouri forecast: Fair north, partly cloudy south portion and cooler today and tonight; Thursday partly cloudy, little change in temperature: high today tn 30's north to 40s south, low tonight 1525. Minimum this morning—44. Maximum yesterday—59. Sunset today—5:07. Sunrise tomorrow—7:07. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m today—none. Total Jan. 1—2.SO. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—51.5. Normal mean tcmperaturo for January—39.9. This Dit* 1.1 »t Year Minimum this morning—28 Maximum yesterday—42. Pnr i'-itatiun d.ite-93. Blood Center Site Selected American Legion Hut Picked by Red Cross The blood collection center to be set up here Jan. 31 will be located in the American Legion Hut on Second street, it was decided at a meeting of Red Cross officials yesterday afternoon. A bloodmobile unit from Memphis will be he-re to collect the blood for the Defense Department. About 200 potential donors wil be needed and civic clubs and women's organizations are being asked to accept quotas, B. A. Porter chairman of the Red Cross blood program here, said. The Red Cross is handling the campaign here but the blood goes to the Defense Department, It was explained. Potential donors will be given appointments so Ihey will not have to wait in line at the collection cen- ! ter. Mr. Porter said. Anyone !8 to j 60 may volunteer to give blood, but those under 21 must be accompanied by their parents. Examinations will be given all potential donors und doctors will be present all during the day. The Red Cross expects to obtain nearly 1,100 plnt,i of blood per year (rcm the O'fclM.sawtai District srtrt flitter th'r'ouih thr^aySTThe <-,fea came just after th", convoy had riddeh out E fierce .squall -that struck In the nisht. • i Chinees Now 50r5fl ' * The Associated Press .tug Englishman, nearly, reported at. 3:30 p.m. 3:30. a.m CST that Carlsen now had only a-50-50 chance of getting his freighter 'to Falmouth.- The courageous : skipper avoided the slanting deck this afternoon, apparently because there he would be swept ovc: ^ ^^. crashing waves. . yt^^T \± The seas smashed high onto thi lopsided deck, and even the port side of the bridge was submerged. Things Look Blacker Things were looking blacker by the hour and tow tug had to give up its attempts to put a line aboard the freighter until the heavy seas quieted down. The squall which broke the tow line was a sudden, swift one, but nobody could say now when the cruel sea would subside enough to permit new attempts. The Turmoil, three other tugs and the U. S. Destroyer Willard Keith were standing by the Flying Enterprise today. But the radio call from the French tuK Abeille to Paris said the Turmoil was apparently awaiting better weather before trying to get another line aboard. Weather Makes It Hard An officer on the Abeille said he did not know whether the Turmoil would try to put other men aboard the drifting ship to help Carlsen and Dancy, but "In this weather it would be extremely difficult for the two men to make another towline fast." The officer said both CarlECn and Dancy were visible from the French vessel. "I can see Carlsen now," he added. Was to Make Vorl by Noon Until the cable snapped, the Turmoil had expected to make the safety of Falmouth harbor by noon today with the crippled hulk. Falmouth lies about 50 miles northeast of the spot where the Flying Enterprise was drifting before the wind at 3 knots an.hour. The French tug Abeiile 25 radioed it saw Carlsen and Dancy at dawn, working precariously on the slanting decks of the listing ship preparing to help fasten a new hawser. In a radio-telephone conversation with The Associated Press in Paris, the Abeille's radioman said Carlsen was "still In danger." The Abclllc was assisting the Turmoil. "We're doing everything we can nvinf tnlirpn e wallow In Atlan& a de lrO)f. lanrtj watch over the vessel of Captain Kurt Carlsen...her towllne 1> snapped... (AP Wirephofo)... PresidentWarnsNation Of Perils of the Times By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON (AP)—President Truman proposed to Congress today that it join him in an election year armistice on "political rights" which might endanger the national nterest at a time when all men walk "in the shadow of a Jiircl world war." ^He declared tlial "we are moving through a perilous ;ime" with Soviet Russia steadily increasing its armed might, and "all of us—Republicans and Democrats alike— all of us are Americans; and we are going to sink or swim together." . . Safety for You, Economy for City — 'Careless' Grass Fires Result in Penalties To Biytheville grass fires due to carelessness must be reduced in number or "offenders are going to have to pay the penalty," .Fire Chief Roy Head warned this morning in an appeal for safety to cut down expenses of operating the Fire Department. * Chief Head was referring to a city ordinance, previously unen- forced for practical reasons, which provides a penalty for persons burning things outside of containers. "If you have grass to burn," the chief asked, "call the Fire Department and we'll tell you how to do It safely. And If that won't work we'll burn It for you. "The property loss in Biytheville for the last year was $117,057.25 while cost of operating the Fire Department in 1951 was SU.658. The chief further said ton many fires are being caused by oil heaters. "We had nine fire calls on oil heaters last month and each could have been prevented if the oij had been checked before the stove was lighted." Chief Head said. Call About Grass Fires As to grass fires. Chief Head said 37 calls to grass fires were answered in November. Last month Bradley to Run For County Judge Biytheville Attorney First to Announce 1952 Political Plans Mississippi County's lop political office will be sought by Gene Bradley, Biytheville attorney, he announced this morning. . Mr. Bradley, first in the county to announce his 1952 political Intentions, said he will be a candidate for the office of county 'judge in the Democratic Primary election this summer. A candidate for the office in 1946, Mr. Bradley was defeated by Judge Roland Green, the incumbent. "Six years have passed made only six were cembcr was : reported, but extremely De- month, cutting down the total, he added. (Rainfall was recorded on 11 days of December, with a total fal Set FIRES on Pige 1 "The United States and the whole free world arc passing through a period of grave danger." he said. Ranger Must Be Measured "Every, action you take here In Congress, and every action I tnke »s President," he told a Joint meeting of senators and representatives, 'must be measured against the test of whether it helps to meet that danger. . . '. 'We have a great responsibility to conduct our political fights in a manner that does not harm the national interest." In a "State of the Union" message of unusual gravity, delivered in person in the House chamber, the President even left open the question of how much, If any. new- Increases In taxes he will ask In his economic and budget messages. "Htjh Taxes" Nmled He said only that the country must have "high taxes" over the next few years and that they must be "shared among the people fairly as possible." Since the outbreak of the Korean War In June, 1950. Congress has voted , three tax bills Increasing revenues by an estimated $15642000,000, making the total tax load about- $63/700,000,000 for the current fiscal; year ending June 30, The total ;3s expected to rls* as much as three .billion .more In fls- ra '.J. 9 5 3 -.''5 th*'nation* experiences the full force of the Tatest .raise, voted last fall. "Fair Deal" And DefenM And he asked for this year only those "Fair Deal" measures he said will "contribute most to defense." At the same time, he included,'Ills controversial civil rights iropo.sals among them, asking they be permitted to come to a vote. Mr. Truman said he will recommend shortly—presumat' • In his JUdget message later this month— 'some Increases" In the size of the armed forces which he said total nearly 3,500,000 men. These increases will Involve "particular emphasis on air power,' raid, and will mean "large- scale production of planes and other equipment for a longer period time than we had originally planned." I.ovett Said 143 Wings Secretary of Defense Lovett said early In December budget plans :all for an Air Force of 143 wings Instead of 90, 126 of the Increased group to be combat units. The President reported tha planes, tanks and other arms an being delivered at the rate of 1 ',< billion dollars worth a month and that "a year from now, we expec this rate to be doubled." He warned that the military <ie niaiids for steel, aluminum, copper nickel and »ther scarce material will bring sharp cutbacks In civi Ian goods during the next, two year of "peak" defense production. Not Like World War II But, lie said, the cutbacks "wll be nothing like those during Worli War II, when much civilian pro duction was completely slopped.' The "dive 'em Hell" phrases o previous "State of the Union" am campaign speeches Mr. Truman has directed at Congress In othe years were almost entirely absen from his address today—until h came to the tssue of price an other economic 'controls. "Our stabilization law was sho Allies Reject Proposal — Reds 'Compromise' On All But Airfields MUNSAN, Korea (AP)—The Communists today submitted a new counterproposal agreeing to all Allied' term» or supervising a Korean armistice except a ban on rebuild- ng Red airfields. : The U. N. Command promptly rejected he compromise. now his mcnt. "I will give my fullest co-operation on all mat- Gene Bradley lers concerned with the office in order to carry out the proper administration of the county's affairs," the 42-year old lawyer said. The office of county judge carries with It the position of judge of Common Pleas Court and Ju- i , . .v, • . January I to this ; the Woodmobile probably will visit Pemiscot Landowner Opposes Straightening of Highway 61 A Pemiscol County objected yesterday to landowner proposed plan for .straightening Highway "61 between Haytl, Mo,, and the Arkansas-Missouri state line. CVi a rl es Dorroh. Car uthersvi i i* hardware and Implement merchant $30 Bond Is Forfeited On False Pretense Count :l»;-;^_^"".a"^presiaing member and owner of a farm mldwav be- lli e o'imrl : ,m 1 "r- ! l JU i" 8<: alS ° prMi(1cs ovcr ' suggested route would cut dlagonal- Vr * )n i ., [l.v across his land "considerably re- Mr Bradley pledged his "whole duco the value of the property, es- hcarled attention" to farm-to-i timated market roads in the county, of the primary concerns of "one this i Biytheville avery two montht. until Jan. 15. Kenneth Lee White forfeited a' • • • and highly developed agricul- S30.25 cash bond in Municipal Co':rti l " ral area." he said. this morning o- a charge of obtaining personal property miller false pretense. He was charged with writing a worthless check to Belts Grocery. Hearing for H. R Colbert on a chaige of driving while under the Inflcence of liquor was continued . Icy Ciles Juvenile Court Importance "A flip of the. pen Irom an Impatient judge has doomed many a child to the reform school, when tf all of the facts and circumstances were dtsc.lo.scd, a. good clti7i>n may have been developed." Mr. Brad said in dLscus.sme Set BKAillJEY on P Juvenile 7 al about 4150,000. He made his objection at a hear- Ing on (he proposal held in Jefferson City by the Missouri Highway commission. I-\:doral law requires y hearing when a proposal to bypass a town is made. C. p. Owens, chief of surveys and plans for the commission, showed a large scale map of the area which traced the new route a* bypassing the Uonoh farm. ill of holes at the 1 last session," e declared. "This year, It will b* of the mnin tasks before Con- ress to repair the damage and lact a strong anti-inflation law." "We Intend to Hold the Un«" Tiie President said his admini- tratlon intends to "hold the line n prices just as tightly as the law PRESIDENT ASKS on Pane ^ . . . President Truman . . . State of the Union message rravt. . . . hli UN Blocks Soviet Try 1o Shift Peace Talks from Korea Attempt to Force Truce Ne- -riations 'Upward' is Failure PARIS (/TV—The United Nations political committee today smothered a Soviet attempt to force Korean .ruce negotiations to be taken up by a special high level meeting of the Security Council. The vote was 40 to 6 with 11 abstentions. The 60-nation committee agreed, however, to recommend the holding of a Special Security Council meet- ng—with delegates of foreign minister or similar rank—to discuss world tensions. I>emand The future of Red airfields is th» basic point of- dispute. . ''There U no major disagreement . till existing except 'that of air- ields," said Maj. . pen. Howard-. it rurner, U. Knocked Out It knocked- out the Soviet Blor demand that the meeting be called "without delay." Brazil, France, Britain, and the U. S. offered an amendment, proposing the high level meeting only when the Security Council itself decided that such R meeting would have some effect. The vote on the amendment was 43 to 5 with eight abstentions. The action to Insure that the Korean truce negotiations will be kept on a purely military level was also on the four-power ameud- taken ment. Proposal Struck Out It struck out the Russian proposal that the special Security Council meeting would "examine at a periodic meeting in the first place the measures which the Security council should take to help to bring to a successful conclusion the negotiations being held In Korea the cessation of hostilities." for The plan calls for a rtght-of way 200 feet wide nmnlng In nearly straight line from Hay southwest to a point Just north of the state line. A 24-foot wide highway would be constructed on the right of way and provisions made for an additional 24-foot concrete strip to be built In the future when traffic needs demand It. The two strips would be separated by a parkway. The new highway would bypass Steele and Holland, going to the of South Pemlsoot county towns. This project Is part of * long range plan for improving Highway 61 In order to eliminate dangerous right-angle turns on the present highway, built about 30 years ago, Division Engineer M. 8. Qwinn of RlkpRtovi said. One-half the coil of construction The commission j-aid It would in-tut thi> proposed highway would be vesligate. 'paid by the federal government. 'Man of the Year' Nominations Due In Three Days Three days remain In which to submit nominations for Blythcvlllc's "Young Man of the Year" aware for 1951, H. I,. Halscll, Jr., preslden of ths Junior Chamber of Com merce, said today. Nominations, he said, may be made by anyone and submitted to Charles Moore, chairman of the Jaycee committee in ch.-.rje of the award. A secret committee of Blythe ville citi7.cns will select the "Young Man of the Year" and his identity will be revealed at Ihe annual award banquet to be held during Nation* Jaycee Week Jan. 13-20. To be eligible for the award man must be between Ihe ages of 22 and 35 but docs not have to be a Jaycee. The award is made on the basis of community service he has rendered during the past year. Nomination blanks are available Irom Mr. Moore and members of his committee, James Nobluil, J. U Wesibiook, Billy Booiie and Klmer R. Smith. . W the major.: d t«gj-. T « .hrcnighout.';' • — ••»•/=. .r.:,;- '_ "Rotation" I« Accepted The Communist counterproposal 'ormally accepted Allied demand* 'or troop rotation, replenishment >' supplies, and supervision of th« :ruce by neutrals. Chinese MaJ. Gen. Hsleh :alled these "great concession*." Turner retorted: "You have not made one single effort to solve tha najor difference confronting us."No progress was made in a sub- omniittee meeting on exchange of prisoners. Both subcommittees meet Thursday at Pnnmunjom. Each side made strongly worded, attacks on the other. 7,000 Reds Die In Heavy Battle SEOUL, Korea (AP)—South Korean troops killed an estimated I,300 Chinese near the Panmunjom truce talk site Tuesday in the war's Heaviest fighting In six weeks, the U. S. Eighth Army reported today. But the South Koreans had to Sive «p two small hills west of Korangpo when the Reds hurled about 4.000 troops Into the battle of Sasi Bulge. Battle Started Dec. 28 Tlie vicious battle has raged since Dec. 28. Tne Allied troops were identified Wednesday as infantrymen of the Republic of Korea ROK First Division. An Eighth Army briefing officer said since the fight for the outtost began, 3.078 Communists have been killed 852 wounded and 10 captured. He said Allied losses were "much lighter." but gave no figures. No Mention Made The Eighth Army communlqua made no mention of fighting In the sector Wednesday. But a new scrap broke out during the early morning darkness near Heartbreak Ridge on the Eastern Front. An attacking Red platoon pushed a United Nations unit out of an advance position, but the Allies recaptured it In a counterattack. 2 British Soldiers Killed CAIRO, Egypt MV-TWO British soldiers, one of them an officer, were killed today In a fight between British troops and Egyptian guerillas six miles west of a Royal A'.r Force base near the Suez Canal. LITTLE LIZ— OrWdj MM M bttttr rton lettinf rtmt +<• Of ko».

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