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VOL. XLVII—NO. 249 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS : : — I" E BOWINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST M , B ar,,mi Blythevllle Courier Blytlievllle Daily New» Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Kerald NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS A^D SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Gathings'to Seek 40-42 Cent Cotton Price Insurance' % WASHINGTON (AP)-Rep. Gatliings (D-Ark) said today he believes the Agriculture Department should insure cotton farmers a price of 40 to 42 cents a pound this year if it expects them to produce another 16 million bale crop. The department has asked a 1952 crop of that size. Farmers in his district, Gath- Ings told a reporter, lost heavily on their cotton crop last year and likely will be inclined lo shy away from a big crop unless assured of a good price. "Ten of the eleven counties in my district." he said, "have been declared disaster areas as a result of the 1051 cotton failure." Ciathlngs lo meet Brarman Gathings is a member of a special House agriculture subcommittee which will call oil Secretary of Agriculture Brannan soon. The group will attempt to persuade Brannan to announce the department will take steps to insure a "fair price" for 1952 cotton. At present, Gainings said, cotton Is supported by loans at 00 per cent oJ parity, or around 32 cents a pound. What he would like, he said, , , would be for Brannan to agree to ^ increase the parity price to a point V5 which would Insure farmers 40 to 42 cents a pound. 90 Per Cent Okay by Law Brannan, under law, can support cotton, as one of the basic crops, at 00 per cent of parity or higher, Gathings said Brannan could support cotton at 130 per cent of parity, if he chose. The House group also wants some assurance from Brannan that cotton fanners will be able to obtain needed fertilizer, machinery and labor, Galhings said. In 1951. he said, these items -were scarce mid costly, making the crop expensive. Tims, he said, many larmers lost money. Legislation Considered If the plea to Brannan fails. Gathings said, tlic committee might consider some legislation to aid the cotton producers. lie suggested that one way to increase the support price oi cotton would be to change the grade on which these prices are based. At present, support prices are based on 15-16-inch middling cot ton. By basing them on a lowe grade, the support price automatically would be raised a few cents si pound. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY U, 1952 Faber White Is Named Missco County Judge Faber White, Osceola business man, today was appointed by Gov. Sid McMath aa county judge'of Mississippi Uunty to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of Judge Roland Green of Blytheville, who died Friday TEN PAGES Voters are to choose a County Judge in this year's election and Gene Bradley, Blyiheville attorney, entered the race earlier last week Mr. White said lie '-has no intentions of running for political office and will attempt to hold the Fader White Weight Station Bid Date Re-Set State Makes Second Try at Letting Contract For Building Near Here The Arkansas Highway Department will try again Jan. 18 to award the contract lor the construction of a new weight and permit station «t the Arkansas-Missouri state line here. The department is advertising for bids for the construction of three permit stations at various points in the state. The bids will be received •nd opened at the office of the purchasing agent in Little Rock on „ Jan. 18- according to John ,J". The other two permit stations Missouri PSC Okays Ark -Mo Gas Proposal The Missouri Public Service Commission Saturday granted Arkansas- Missouri power Company a preliminary certificate of convenience and necessity permitting the utility to begin construction of natural e as financial reins of the county for the man who will take over next year." "I plan to carry out the obligations Roland Green has made and to execute his plans as he would have if he had lived," Mr. White said. A resident of Osceola for 27 years. Mr. White Is vice-president and general manager of Missco, Inc. He was connected with Osceola Motor Company until about 12 years ago when he became associated with Missco. Although active in civic and business affairs, Mr. White lias never held an elective office except for two terms he served on Osceola City Council several years ago. For seven years he lias been a member of the State Hospital Board of Control, serving as chairman for four years. He Is a member of the board of governors of the Mississippi County Hospital units to be •built this year, A member of Osceola First Methodist Church, Mr. White Is chairman of that church's board of stewards. Plans Mfellnjf of Personnel He is vice-president of the Northeast Arkansas Council of the Boj Scouts of America and a member of the Osceola School Board. The Red Cross chapter in South Mississippi County was hearted by Mr. White for six years and he ras a director of Planters Dank of Osceola at one time. Mr. White had not officially re- officials said today that approval of the application for the certificate gives the company "the tion system in the bell within a wi the certificate." green light" to proceed with its ,,. , M ° has P revious 'y announced plans for servicing a total of 18 barring delays caused by steel towns and cities in both Northeast snorta Bes. the gas system is sched.- Arkniisas and Southeast Missouri uled to te ln o P watio » by late 1052. Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. The Arkansas Public Service Commission on Nov. 10 granted Ark-Mo permission to construct its gas system in Northeast Arkansas. Work .began last year in Blythe- dlstribution system for ?£:-*£! j<l>tf*.rttjffBir.-tnrr. := lely 5tf per;cent.tompleW ed. . the Cll partment advertised for bids for ;tte sas- the towns and cities th " e hree St5 - ,h H but a rejected aa too high. ,> ( u that time all bids were I.) The new building liere Is to be located on approximately the same slto as the present one. It will be of aluminum siding construction. Church to Hold Annual Meeting The congregation at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church here will meet tonight at 7:30 for the annual business meeting of the church, the Rev. William J. Fitzhugh, vicar, said this morning. Beportj of last year's activities will be read and next year's budget will be made out. An excessive com| mittee also will be elected, also. Calvary Episcopal Church members in Osceola will hold their annual business meeting nest Sunday, the Rev. Mr. Fitzhugh said. Mossadegh 'Stands Pat' TEHRAN. Iran. (iP)— Premier Mo. hammed Mossadegh stood fast today against British urging he withdraw his order for the closing of Britain's nine consulates in Iran. Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tues- COOLER day. A few showers tonight, cooler Tuesday, nnd In northwest portion tonight. H Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy. * nindy and warmer today with a fcv, scattered light showers likely extreme north: highs today in 60s nonh to 70-75 south partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday: colder west ar,d r.orth .tonight and entire state Tuesday; lows tonight in 30s northwest to near 50 southeast. Minimum this morning—56. M;. Mimum yesterday—65. Minimum Sunday Morning—42 Maximum Saturday—58. Sunset loday—!i:i2. .'. Sunrise tomorrow—7:os. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 s.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—3.10. Mean temperature i midway liveen high and low—49. Normal mean temperature January—399. , ' This Date Last Vc« Minimum this morning—45. Maximum yesterday—55. Precipitation January I fa thi* date—£.28, j : was PSC include Leachville. Wilson, Luxora. Dell! Monette, Evaciale, Greenway, pig- lott, Rector, St. Francis and Malila. Missouri's PSC approved the Ark- Mo application in a Ihree to two decision. In dissenting opinions, -wo of the commissioners said they believed the utility was seeking to enter the natural gas business merely to assure a supply of fuel for its Jim Hill Generating Plant near Campbell. Issuance of the certificate was conditional upon extension of a franchise by Hayti officials. A franchise granted by Haytl last year has expired. The order also requires that Art-Mo file & schedule of rates within 60 days of the date it begins operation of the system. Associated Gas Company O f Sikeston was an intervenor in the Missouri hearing, claiming that it was "ready and able" to serve the same area. TTie commission found, however, that Ark-Afo "would be able to give service to the public in the territory involved . . . long before the intervenor could do so." c.^c.-, Ark-Mo President Charles Czes- terday chin told the commission "Upon re ceiving the certilicate it is our ... ou plan to start building the dlstribu alter ««lvlng . Ark-Mo has previously announced In order to construct a transmission from Missouri to Arkansas, Ark-Mo must obtain Federal Power Commission approval. kl •- V ••; .^••-•^ Neqring Enc 3 Sections of City Still to Be Checked ' i.pjiurch workers taking a religious census -here yesterday covered all but tliree ; sihnll sections of the city, but figures 'in regard' ''• to church members and denominational' preference of individuals are?'hit;available as yet. : : r- ' Census cards .were given to the various churches without being counted at census headquarters the Rev. Roy 1. Bagley, pastor of First Methodist Church and co-chairman of census committee, , said this morning. The Blytheville Ministerial Alliance is conducting the census and the Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor oi terday ceived his appointment this morning but said he planned a meet- Ing of all county employes Wednesday if it could be arranged. "I anticipate no change in per sonnel," Mr. White said He will be in thc court housi ere and the one in Osceola on al :hedule later this week, Mr. WhiU In saying be would not seek to be elected to the.office, Mr. white said he did not need the Job am didn't particularly want it but accepted the offer from a civic standpoint and because of his interest in Mississippi County. Inside Today's Courier Hews basketball games Jor week in Misseo . . sports ' Page 7. Arkansas News Briefs . . Morley will not seek governor's office . . . Page 3. . . Society . . . race 4. . Markels . . . rage 5. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS -I) S NATURAL KXKMY—Tons of water surge upward as live bow of the USS Wisconsin plunges through heavy seas in a rainstorm ofi the east coast of Korea recently. The big battleship is one of the United Nations ships blasting Red-held eastern ports. Truman's Financial Chart— $15 Billion Deficit Expected for 1952 By CHARLES F. BAKHETT WASHINGTON (^-President Truman's financial chart tor the government next year adds up to about-a 15 billion dollar deficit off! cials said today. That would be two U> three times bigger than any red ink operation since World War II. it probably would swell the national debt close to or above the present legal limit of 275 billions. Authorities familiar figures but preferring not to bo quoted directly told a reporter this is the picture President Truman I present to the election-year Congress in his annual budget message one weefc from today, barring last minute changes: 1. Government spending In the fiscal year beginning July 1 will reach about 35 billion dollars, up from an estimated 10 billions for tile current year and only 45 billions last year. 2. Present ta.x laws will bring the between outgo and income. d deficit of approximately ; 15 billions H conditions remain unchanged. 3. Although the administration for several years has insisted on taxes high enough to balance the budget, Mr. Truman In this election year won't demand excise or income tax boosts to close the gap Air Force's Decision on Base Here Said Due irf 3 or 4 Weeks A decision on reactivation of -iBlytheville's World War II air base is due In "three or four weeks," /according to an Air Force official taking part in talks this weekend about possible construction of 'a jet bomber base at Little Rock. According to Associated Press re- • Baptist Church, and thc Rev. ngley head a committee han- the count. :ks of areas not covered yes* nnd call-backs to houses no one was nt home ycster- re to be made this week >ra Girl Is 4000th et ASTC Diploma -uxora girl Is Graduate No. rom Arkansas State Teachers e at Conway. mid-term ccnnnencement ex- tor 81 students at ASTC yes, the college conferred Ite •ent to Miss Betty Sue Mifi- Luxora. ports from Washington, Rep. E. C. (Took) Oathings of West Memphis was given this information by Brig. Gen. Harold Maddux of the Air Force. During discussions of the proposed Little Rock Base, Rep Gnth ings questioned Gen. Maddux about reactivation of the Blytheville base. Gen. Maddux told Rep. Gathings that reactivation of the Biy- theville field was being tentatively considered and "that a final decision should be made within the next three or four weeks." Also in reply to questioning by Rep. Gathings. Assistant Sercctary of the Air Force Edwin V. Huggins said location of the jet base at Little Rock would not affect pf^AJUII. I other typ p Gen. M no specili tus of II than that For L; permanen bombers 1 no final A group to purcha for the Air Force This l>r a mililar Q.OOO with this nui Sec reactivation o! trainer or >ases in Arkansas. Specific miu Gen. Maddux said he could give o specific information on the status of (he Blytheville base other "lat it was being considered. Little nock, a 550,000.000 se lor medium jet ler consideration, but final decision has been made. -- jroup of Arkansans has oifercd to purchase the MOO acres needed base and give it to the This proposed base would include y complement ot about an estimated 2,000 civil- yes. A monthly payroll for ibcr was estimated at Ste AIR BASK on 1'agc 5 •Unslewl, Ihe administration "ill press for lighter tax enforcement and closing of alleged "loopholes." If llic national cconomy conllnues to expand rapidly, and Congress approves the pronosed tax reforms, the projcclcd deficit may l>c reduced to near 10 bil- Stc BUDGET on 1'iige 5 Speck Offers ToBoMt'lke' Frenchman's Bayou Man Blasts/Arkansas GOP as 'Closed Group' UTTLE ROCK Wv—The lates Republican candidate for governo of Arkansas today charged that hi' party in this state is a "closed cor^ poi'ation." Jefferson W. Speck. Frenchman'; Bnymi. who mane an unsuccessfu miuernatorial race In 1050 said ii an interview here that he rrnd of. ferart to lead an '•Eisenhower fa I resi [lcnt ,. campaign In Arkansas Enemy Shouts Lie At Parley Reds Charge UN Planes Flew Over Northeast China Area „ . J J, U . NSAN ' Korea (AP)—Communist negotiators shout~,i "lie" in n heated debate over prisoner exchange today and charged thai Allied planes flew over several oitis in Northeast China Sunday. Allied negotiators -~ -.-o- *"•* on the truce-4 iupervlsiou subcommittee switched tactics Monday after failing for Jirce straight days to get an oral statement of tiic Communist stand 3ii airfield reconstruction. Instead ihc U.N. nsked the Reels to agree lo restrictions. The request got a chilly reception. Tlic Reds charged that Allied planes flew over Mukden, wuslilen and other Chinese communities but did not say any were attacked. A U. N. spokesman at Panmun- jom said, "We assume (he charge Is similar to a lot of other allegations they have made nnd completely irrelevant to the meeting." Air Force Denies It A Fiitli Air Force spokesman at Seoul denied that any Allied planes flew over Northeast China Sunday. Tlic outburst of Communist temper came after near Adnl. n. E Llbby explained that the Allied voluntary prisoner repatriation plan would tie advantageous to the Reds -1 well as the U.N. "II your statement lias been prepared in order to deceive a part of the people of the world who are Ignorant, it would be all right," said North Korean MaJ. Gen. Lcc Sang Cho. "Bui It would not suit us. "You Better Not Say" "You lind better not say any more that you would do us any favors. "Should you continue to say so, it would mean that you tell a big lie." Adm. Libby retorted: "I do not know whether 1 have personally been culled n ' liar, but I got a strong inference. I shall study tile record and make sure." Both subcommittees agreed to meet >igjin at 11 a.m. Tuesday (9 p.m. EST Monday). "There Is one action Hint your side could take which would clearly overcome the evidence of your apparent desire to' gain » cease-fire for vne purport 6f x< devetopiiitg- air power," Maj. Gen. Claude Ferenbaugh (old the Reds. 'You Could Agree" • 'You could agree with tlie United Nations Command that there be no developments, of military air fields on cither side during the armistice. When you tnke that step the world will broalii en.sler. for you would See CKASK-FIRE on Page S He added "The Republican party in Arka sas Ls a closed corporation and v, c have a group in Hint party who plan to do something about It nt the coming slate convention. "We'll Force It Open" "We're B olng lo force them lo open lip that corporation and taVe In more stockholders." The GOP state convention fa to be held in Little nock April 21-25 Speck said he hud written Sen Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.. ot Massa- chuetts, oflcring to takt Eisenhower campaign in "It'll lie Irani" over as Arkansas. "I told him lh.it it would be pretty hard M> wedge Eisenhower into thc closed corporation and would have to do it gradually." he satd. Speck said be had advised Lodge that most of the Republican leaders In Arkansas are backers of Sen Taft or Harold Stus-sen. Service Award banquet at 7 pm Friday in (he Jaycec clubhouse The "Yoimg Man of the Year" is bcins; selected by a secret committee of five Blythcvilb citizens West Seeks Shift OfVishinskyPlan To New UN Body Big Three Trying To Blunt Propaganda Value of A-Proposal PARIS (AP)— The Western Big Three formally proposed today that Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei VlshliLsky's new atomic proposals be shunted from Hie United Nations General Assembly to the newly cre- ntcrt Disarmament Commission. Britain, Prance and the United States circulated a resolution to that effect following a three-hour private meeting called to draft a reply to the Russian proposals. Thre* Tread Carefully The three powers treading carefully until they could get a ohanca to guage the effect on world opinion of Vishinsky's offer to make a ban on atomic weapons simultaneous with establishment of a control system and to permit continuous U. N. inspection— rather than only periodic checks— of atomic energy facilities. Many high sources felt the Russian diplomat had scored a propaganda triumph the West must counter with extreme care and delicacy. "Nothing Offered," West S»ys The western position so far was that the Vishinsky proposals ofte/- ed nothing that the General As- Se« U. N, on Pajje 5 Jaycee Week Observance Begins Here National Jaycec Week got under way yesterday with observance here started by Blytheville Jaycces -attending services at thc First Pres- bylcrlni] Cluircli In R ijody. Mayor Dan Blodgett today issued a proclamation setting aside this week as National Jaycec week In Blytheville. It marks the annual, observance of the founding of the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce in St. Louis in 1920. Tonight, the Jaycees will hold a special meeting to elect their five •'^sT^Ye^^Wher'^ti; T™™* T 'I 1 * 3 "* ^"^ the "Youne Mnn nf ihfv£,»* ! ?_ nd * CCU . SCQ °' «,shmg two worth- WithChinese Reds Repel Try To Capture Hills SEOUL, Korea: UP,— South Korean infantry ,and Chinese Reds clnslicd today In a series of battles on Korea's western front. In -the heaviest action, the South Korean First Division battled four hours in nn unsuccessful attempt to win tack hill positions west of Korang- po lost to the Reds Dec. 28. Northeast of Panmunjom, the truce conference site, other South Korean soldiers recaptured one of tivo hills they lost to the Chinese Sunday night. U. S. Fifth Air Force said snow, fog and haze held down fighter and bomber strikes Monday. OsccoKan Is Held On Check Charge Travis Rincbeart of Osccola. la being held in Hie county jail hera today for questioning on suspicion of forgery, Hineheart was arrested Saturday Deputy sheriff Charie.s Short said that one of the checks bore Rlne- henrt's signature and the other bore the signature of a William Evans. be- for 4-H Champs, New Officers- New officers for North Mtefcilppt County's 4-H Club Council were •elected and the mi county champion boy and girl wtre among tfco se honored at tht Farm Bureau's annual t-H Club winners banquet? it the Lesion Hut Saturday night. At left, L. O. Nasn. manager of Delia fmplcment Company, Is shown presenting a silver award to Billy NHson of Yarbro, the county champion boy. in u, c center photo are shown the new council officers. They are Ueft to right). Olenda Hicks ot Leachvllle, secretary; Dorris Kennelt o! Leacliville. song leader- Mil- —Courier News IMiolo-Kcalure dreri limits of Dt-ll. reports.-; Billy Nelson of Vnrbro, vice-president, and J... Alice McOuire of Yarbro. president. In the photo at right. Mr. Nash is shown presenting a silver trophy io Bemlce Odom ol Armorel, the county champion girU Planes to Resume Sea Search for 45 SEATTLE. Wj —Search planes awaited clearing weather today to resume .scanning the storm-tossed North Pacific for the freighter Pennsylvania and her -la-man crew. Hope for the crewmen, who took to lifeboats during a howling Pacific storm last Wednesday, was fading, but the Coast Guard ordered a thorough search of an area southeastward of the last position, reported by the stricken freighter. Hotel Fire fatal to Two CINCINNATI (AP) _ A Sunday morning fire at Cincinnati's 600- room Hotel Sinton sent frightened guests scurrying for any esit they could find and caused the death of two Air Force privates. LITTLE LIZ— , _ __^ ^"--^r~--~. 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