The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1952 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS T'HC* rVll* TKT A WTt trCMIrnn A r.» n . " ^^*^^ TI VTT vn oex Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader . XLTI1—NO. 254 Blythevilte Daily newt Blyth«vilJ« HeraW THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER or NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1 952 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ...MAN OF THE 1'EAR: Dr. James C. Guard. .»t one time, member of 13 boards of directors.. .receives his award from Mayor Dan Blodget... ...KC.Y MEN: (left to right) vir s il Sliwieylelt. Al Chaffln, Bry« Layson, Bob Warren, James Gartner, .'.(op men in Jaycee activities'.. point out city on Jaycee map. . Audit Probe Turns H"o Maintenance Procedures of AMD LITTLE ROCK (AP)—The Arkansas Highway Audit Commission now turns its investigations to road maintenance procedures used by the Stale Highway Department The three-day public hearing on* ! purchasing methods of the depart-" mem ended yesterday. The Commission announced that matters pertaining to highway maintenance would be taken up at the next session, opening Jan. 28. Foni- equipment dealers testified .yesterday" that contributions to Gov McMath's political campaigns had a bearing on their dealings with the State Highway Department. "<Joort Business Etije-yed" Max Lyons of Little Rock told the commissioners that his heavy equipment firm had enjoyed "very good' business with the state until Gr,v. McMath took-office in 194B. He .said that during IvicMalh's race fcr a first term his" company j^ntrlbuted to the campaign. But, ^ie said his firm received a relatively small amount of business from the Highway Department. Met With McMith He testified that he became concerned about the situation and talked it over with Gov. McMath after conferences \vilh then Highway Department Director J. C. Br.ker tmrt Highway Purchasing Ap.ent. John K. Brown. Lycns said McMath told him he hoped the time would come when the state could do some business with his firm. But. added Lyons, that time didn't arrive. He testified that on March 3, 1950, he contributed S500 to McMath's campaign on solicitation ot Highway Commissioner A. D. Mason of Camden. The meeting with Mason was during a contract letting session by the Highway Commission, said Lyons. Contribution Requested Lyons said Mason told him that he'd contribute $500 his firm bably would get to sell three or four motor graders to the state. Lyons said he called his office and had a check for 5500 delivered to the Highway Department building within an hour after the conversation with Mason. The dealer testified that actually he received an order only for one grader but thouht his profit exceeded the i5QO contributicn. Lyons Was Solicited Mason appeared before the Audit Commission and acknowledged that he had solicited Lyons for campaign funds but denied promising him any business with the state in See AUDIT on Pa«e 8 Final Official Air Base Visit Set for Jan. 23 BIytheville air base will be visited by Air Force officials Jan. 23, Representative E. C. (Took) Gain- ings said yesterday in a telephone conversation with Chamber of Commerce Manager worth Holder. The decision on re-activation of •Ahe. base jhej^,ijs™"iri' >,hg Jj ystages" Mayor Dan" Blodgett^is on his return 'from Washi Thursday and .trie report of cials makin gthis inspection i- •Ueved to be the answer to "the question. A. BIytheville delegation in Washington earlier this week was .told the extent of community cooperation which can be expected will affect the decision on reactivation. oiiicmls making this final Inspection tour are to investigate the attitude of BIytheville citizens in regard to re-activation and to determine what can be expected from the community in the event the Air Force wishes to send troops here, the delegation was told. Korean Airlift Plane Crashes 40 Military Personnel En Route Home from Far East Are Aboard' SEATTLE WV-A Korean airlift plane with 13 aboard crashed Into the sea near a British Columbia airport early today and hours later niij.v seven persons Iiacl hren rescued. "II looks doubtful whelher there arc any more survivors,-' said a Canadian official at Vancouver. B. C. ...BOSS OF THE YEAR: Fred S. (Rock) Salibi. voted by the J.iycees as b«l '41 employer...acknowledges hi, »ward... * * ..QUO VAMS, V. S.7—Judge Francis Cherry.. .orj e off the road to complete corruption... * + Dr. James C. Guard Is Selected As 'Young Man of Year' for 1951 "ir his community service during the past year was awarded Dr. James C. hP)l )*> \VJCT «ort*a/l fll*. *<"Vr_...- Til /.,,*, .. . UH1IIV..I *_1, S. Saliba. who was named "Boss of the Year," and five Jaycees who were selected ss "key men" for participation in club activities during last year. Named "key men" .were James Gardner, Virgil Shaneyfelt. Bryce Laysoii, Al Chaffin nnd Bob Warren. Both the "Boss of the year" and the "key men" were elected by Jaycee members. Mr. Saliba is owner and operator of Fred S. Saliba and Co. here. A member of the Lions Club he also is warden of at. Stephen's Episcopal Church and chairman of the board of commissioners of the BIytheville Housing Authority. Mr. Saliba is a member .or the Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Committee, a new group set up this Vf *{ ''_*? > v0rk for a river-rail termi- — ...,. , ^ jfe^was presented ,. ,g life "Man of ithe year . award- (o Dr.. Guard, Mayor Dan Blodgett listed the activities the BIytheville optometrist and jewelry store owner took part in last year. The was: list showed Dr. Guard Member or the American Legion .in the "King Cotton Open* golf tournament committee,' assistant Sunday School teacher at the First, Metliodist Church, member of the church's board of stewards, co-chairman of the church's building fund Quo Vadis? Cherry Urges Change In U. S. Moral Course Citing an imperative need for a change In this nation's moral course, Chancellor Francis Cherry of Jonesboro said here last night that'the average citizen "has dozed but....Is now awake and completely sick of graft and corruption." Speaking at Die annual Distin-j "If we are not careful youth is BuisMed Service Award banquet of going to feel that this is the way the.Junior Chamber of Commerce, to get ahead k*.ffi mif'^cerri^ria th ?' a v. h ° Bilin r ke m ..j .. _ ... . •* "MVAH.V tne road. np rnnntnHnH Pointing out that U. S. history shows this country has often changed direction in mid-1w"o» Judge Cherry said he hoped for a ehnnse in course from the in-eduiu path of political corruption. America's hope, he said, lies in the South, which still believes' in basic democracy and opposes socialism. "But we are not purists." Judge Cherry added, "for we have accepted federal-money too long." member of the Country Club j As to who is right and who is oSns cl ' nlrma " or the ^untry Club wrong in their conduct, he sS, t ixieens Committee, vice nrnirtvnt «f ,« imt. * ni»i<<,.. „< .,.1 _ ' — -•• •** 1.1 jfc, v^viLutLiy iflUD Greens Committee, vice president of Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, chairman of. Methodist Church's 1331 budget drive, member of board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce, on board of direc- •-ors of Community Chest, member of Rotary club's Fellowship Com- rnitee. board member of BIytheville Y nnd member of its membership committee, advisor to Junior Service Auxiliary on visual screening program, director of the Arkansas Opto- metnc Development Fund, participant In Lions Club visual aid program, and chairman of the 19i2 Community chest campaign. Dr. Guard was chosen by a committee composed of Keith Bilbrcy president of the Rotary Club- or is not a matter of whose side a person is on. "There are only two sines—right and wrong. I propose to take my stand on the right side, come what may." Comparing (lie United states to the old Roman empire, Judge Cherry cited a historian's comment thnt the fall of Rome came when the people the will to fight evil and in effect joined the "wron»- doers." . " "Like Rome," he said, "this nation has survived wars and economic trials and Is surviving wca i; leadership. It will survive corruption-hut only if the people have the will to fight against it. "Thc average citizen Is express ing his rago Milton Webb, president of Ihe Ki' ins his ™ s ° ' ' ' (ne) "as"rtoze.il wanis Club: Jno. c. McHane» pres- ' I?" 5 not bee " nslec P nt (he ident of the Lions Club- arid the! ch " is " ow awake nlui ««"„... „ . .. . "no <ne pl(!tcly 5lck of ft C o rru p- Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly ckmdtf with widely scattered showers this' COOLER afternoon, clear to partly cloudy and cooler tonight and Sunday. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy windy and mild today with scattered showers or thunderstorms- high In 50s clearing and day partly _, „,„. colder: low tonight In 30, Minimum this morningr—12 Maximum yesterday—58. Sunset today—5:17, Sunrise tomorrow—7:05 Precipitation 24 hours to l.a m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—3.10. Mean temperature (midway b£- tween hfgh and low—50. McCIIOKD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (IT)— Thc McChord Air Force Base public relations office announced today tlicsc survivors of a Korean airlift plane crash |_ in tlie Queen Charlotte Islands (no home towns available): Sgt. Charles K. Ficles. Sgl. Hicbarcl !\ Ficlrs (same name). I.I. Donald E. Baker. SsL H. I). Mayharil. Tfc. William A. Price. ncmearis G. Apostolon. Sgt. Crrepory Calkins. Several small boats were dis- Rev Harvej- T. KMd. pastor "of trie !;- „First Presbyterian Church i Uori Presentation of awards to Ihe!..." ls now P<>P«lar lo make fun of reaerai torccastei- A K Showal- five "key men" was made oy H L '< (hc avern ? e citizen, the chancellor ... „,,, , sno»ai Hal-ell. Jr.. Jaycee preslSnt 5alti - ™ (1 consider him a "jerk" '" . S , a , 1d ," ncw s ! orra from Ala ^ Arthur S. Harrison was master < Mc " '" n 'S h Places "laugh .secret- ot ceremonies and introduced C'lii-i- I'5'" at tne average citizen he said ""'T — . ,-. ,,.. j UII,,, T ,,.;„, ,, .,,..«. average cellor Francis Cherry of Jonc.-boi-o principal speaker on the prorrr-in' \fusit: was nres?ntcd alter the banquet by Bill Paul, accordianlst. Meter, Officer Is Hired The BIytheville Police Department has added another officer to its force, Cecil Graves of the De- •B»t I think _...^ zcn Is a pretty decent sort." In the ficlrt of corruption. clti- the cast of "sleeping at the switch" is not as important as the effect on the nation's youth, Judge Cherry EiliU. "What if youth follows or at least departs from the path? Youth is not going to be taken in by this ilmTllotn "a] 0 "'' S ".?'" g OnC thi " g On the current revelations L turn in "to reach than that —A Courier Newt Photo-Future Reds Say UN Bombed 'Armistice Convoy' New Instructions' Are Hinted As Ridgway Returns to Tokyo MUNSAN,.Korea (AP)—The Communists charged today that tour American jet planes bombed and strafed a plainly marked armistice convoy on the highway between Kaesong and Pyongyang- yesterday afternoon, in violation of a joint agreement. ~ _^^^ZT* u Wils Ule fourth lime this week the Reds have injected an Inside Tdday's Courier News ...Chicks defeat C'aruthcrsville ...Golden Gloves semi-finals at Osccola tonight...spoils...Page 5. ...Society.. ..Pake 2. ...Arkansas : \'ews Briefs , ' i ' Wet California Begins Digging Out of Deluge LOS ANGELES </P;-Flooded Southern California began dlggm- out today from its worst deluge in 14 years. The continuing storm, which dumped 1.37 inches of rain on UK <"<mg area" Monda 5 "'"nipht""a,,d'"ac- _ .. .......jj^n ,,,, , nj^nta ui f Hill On IjOS Angeles in three days, left 19 known dead and sent damage estimates SOanill? intn thp mlllimic . soaring into the millions. + It was the worst downpour since when 11.00 inches of rain fell "in five days and caused 95 deaths. I Los Angeles lilt Hard • ] Hardest hit were the lowlands districts in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and in the San Fernando Valley. Nearly 1,200 families, evacuated from their homes as floodwaters reached depths of 3 to 4 feet, returned to survey a"nd repair the damage. The water was receding today. Crews were clearing debris-ridden streets. Main traffic arteries were re-opening. In Los Angeles alone, dent" Into the deadlocked Paninun- Jom truce talks. Mcanwfille, Gen. Matthew B Ridgway, u. ff. commander, flew back to Tokyo after secret conferences with truce negollator.s. There was speculation that he delivered new Instructions which mtghtigel.the armistice-talks roll- •.'^i&sgteH •tH 1 :.?«^^^N'f •. ***f ^AftftKto •ift^Af l ~J i f The-Communi«ta agreed^lri •principle Saturday to a 'meeting of staff officers to draft safeguards for prisoners or war camps. The u. N. command osked for such a meeting after the Reds charged thnt U. N. planes bombed a prison camp near Kandong Monday, killing 20 Allied prisoners and Injuring others, Bombing Acknowledged The U. N. acknowledged thnt planes were bombing the Kans- ctiscrl the Reds of foiling to ,,, M point the location of their prison . 1.400 men and 300 machines nt work cleaning up, Xcw Storms Expected- Federal forecaster- A. K. Shonal- 'Grab 1 In Taxes Hit Group Demands Halt Of Defense Drain congres- WASHINGTON sional committee today demanded thnt, France quit grabbing as taxes " " camps. The Communists also „,„,,£,. that U. N. planes flew over North- e-isl China Sunday and bombed the Kaesonj protected area Tuesday. Reds Say Trucks Blast 10 Allied Planes Down in Week Enemy Jets Missing From Skies as UN Releases Losses SEOUL, Korea (AP)—Communist* Jels atld ground fire blasted 10 Allied wtirplnnes out of North Korean skies..In the past seven days,'':the •jftjffi'jS^l^ j£j£$£. , J»uiounced.,." ••^e'VnTOlnc'einent'ca'nia as,'-'F-Ml Sabre Jets bagged one Communist MIG-15 nnd damaged another in a brief duel over Northwest Korea The battle pitted 18 Sabres against elements of a 90-piane Communist jet formation. , Snow flurries fell along the quieb 145-mile battlefront and heavy clouds hampered Allied air strikes, u. N. pilots pounded Red railways in 160 sorties flown by noon. Two Snlire .lets I.nst The weekly Fifth Air Force summary said two Sabre jets were lost between Jan. 12 and 18 in aerial battles Eight others were shot down by charged ground fire. Communist, losses for the same period were three destroyed and seven damaged In air battles 13 Lost Last Week .,«j *. U i.^ tinui-Hcd fn the preceding week Red erminri a'diVWl 51 ind " ent ' thc Rcds ' irC l(estroyca « Allied p?aV 8 e and •Mi U. N. jets attacked two trucks MIG's accounted for three more and a jeep on the Kneson--Pvon-- 'nic Red, lost 17 MTO's destroyed yanj highway about 20 miles north See WAR a,, p aE c g - j--i- "Ji mi; ivncawii'-i'VUll''- highway about 20 miles north csong. Two men allegedly were Injured S'T^iS^Y?""'*™ ^"'SSSS'S Sne? e"- uj umud states gives for . change made no progress Sattir- >n in that j,lay. Both agreed to meet ag.iln at ' '" " p.m. EST Sat- patched to the scene ana one reported it had brought seven • survivors to shore. N'o Rescues Reported An hour later there still partment announced this morning Willie Hopper has been cmplov-1 ed by the force as a parking meter I officer. He was hired Jan. 15. | Prior to his employment by the; vity Officer Ho pPe r was emplovctl j WASHINGTON cU UrS f ° r lhC B ^Wuie!of ^^ now —..^..- *,_. -_inmjii.-> ui i ijuuis a tin s scandal in high places, he said: I the streets! should leave only an additional three quarters of an inch of rain here at the most. During the big storm, houses were washed from their foundations. Others R-ere buried by carthslides or flooded with up to a foot of water. - streets were blocked by silt and rocks, and railroad traffic was halted. City Health Oflicer George Uhl v^arned that a disease hazard still exist.l |n (be ^fln FVrrn Irt \f It where torrential rains raved in ccss- of pools and sent sewage Mowing Into It »ld the tax on American pro- cinrmcnt transactions In Prance amounts to more than the total the French thcm-elves give to the defense program. Tills di5:losii!C comes at a time when Conpros is about to be nsked (or more nrincy to finance European defenses It appeared ceiiaiu to stir up a I storm among lawuiak"L- t: whn havn urdayj In Panmimjorn. Aluminum Strike Seen Contorts Lei Manila Highway Sourh, State Line Weight Station to Be Built the Arknn- 'Okay' Expected for Agri Probe; Gathings in Cotton Hearing WASHINGTON WJV-ScnatOH today predicted quick approval of a full-scnle investisation of multi-million dollar activities In the De- irarlment of AgrlculUlrc should «• able to make sin Arkansas Papa of 4 Heads for Washington WASHINGTON. (/p,_The father whn*» hie «-<f 0 r,,x-« u;..u .- ^_ . . . father --*-••— "lu" laLnvjus quad j ruplets today headed for the na "^ t,j iiKimiersiorms- 1J> " ui " «.in.j wn,.c .ILJII was no s north, 63-70 south; i re P" rl of R »5' rescue of additional 1 colder toniaht: Sun- '"fvivors. ; i cloudy and "somew : hati Tne Coast Ouni-d In Seattle said' (rt^rnut .„ ^/,_ the lae temperature for Normal mean January— 39.9. This Date Last Tear Minimum this morninn J_s . f-—-, • Precipitation January 1 to dale- | the plane lloated for a time but I that it later sank, leaving only one ! wing and the tail section in sight i There were no direct telephone connections with the airport and all information on the crash was, coming from radio reports to Se- i attle officials. Two Planes Dispatched The crash occurred at Sandsptt Airport, 480 miles north of Seattle Two planes were dispatched to the scene, one a Coast Guard plane fifeni.Anne island 110 miles to the north, thc other nn'RCAP Lancaster with droppsble lifeixsH from I P»trici» B»y, too mi]« to i ne Muth Holder to Teach Course At C. of C. Meeting ! lion's canitol and his first look at t, C " rt " while his wife gave birth to three girts and a boy. Ponder, thc father of eight other children—all born .separately-answered that there wasn't any time lot' newspaper rcadinsj when his PITTSBURGH (AP)_A nation- »i:!c strike of some 35.COO aluminum workers early nest month was Contracts for -^.1. rC . I>C:lctl . in contract' talks' ty wore let yestei -da Contract lor ihc construction of three new fixed weight stations, including one at the Arkm'as-: 1 '^- wniri state line near here, was awarded to the Artie Gregory Company of Little Rock. The Biythcville station is to be built at an estimated cost of S6215 Cther stations will be erected' at Hope and Fort Smith. The Bi-tTon Coniln-ctiou Company of irazen was awarded the contract for ten and oi-.c-Valf miles ol jtr-'-ditiit. drain,-!.-. .= tn;etures ,ye- villes Chamber ,,f ccmmerce; will 1 ,'" <lir "-wr-aiA unemployed added. conduct a course on " Achievement, j ?' ' .? M !" w con e«'ssmfn. 3 Bo)s , nd ., fl , , Reports and Progrmni" at the an- I ^p' 11 ,, saj , rt hc wanl «<l "o prc- Ponder's wife Haggle 38 Congrc.v, "to prove i binh to the three boys 'and -^x.^u.» o*,u I JugljutlS R[ ^flg gj). nual meeting of Atkantas State nuai meeting of Arkanras state '' * """er 10 uongic.vs "to prove Chamber of commerr; ;r. Little pick' 10 ' tncm th at he's a better man ne.*:t Friday. ( ' itnan anyone in Conprp.^=: " ne.*:t Friday. Mr. Holder is a member ot the organizations' board of cSlrei'tori,. UN Loses 457 Ptqrtes TOKYO (APi -_ The U S [than anyone in Congress " Last night. Ponder made his televi'.ion appearance In New York "? tan , e " han 6 e of 1"iPs with another father of quads. Joseph c.ra- bcr of Brooklyn. I'apas Tell Kviicrlrncrj in a gave Rirt small farm house near Murfreesboro. she was expecting twins. pi ,p,, ,, nm 10 . Ncw Dr De«y M. Duncan of Mur- (nought that maina nounced when site's ready to make the irip, Station lo pay Expenses And T. K. Barton, manager of Radio Station KARK at Little Rock ss»id his station would nay Mrs. Prnrtrr's expenses on the trip. A group of women at Murfiees- biiro anri N'a.shville, Ark., where the quads arc hospitalized, began caniprijiiniiii: earlier this week to gel Mr*. Ponder in on some of thc nationwide publicity. j T>:ey weren't miffed about Plane, t ,nce the 5 « r( of the Kor ea,; [ orabeV said" he c»1ml, read . . «r- frcesbiio. who delivered the quads accompanied Ponder and Tackett on the airplane trip to New York Mt-anwhllf, the campaign to spot some of the limelight on Mrs. Ponder picked up sp?cd; The National Broadcasting Company tmnouurcit plans to Intrortuce •• , — *• ......... •-" "-^'ni- me j House agriculture subrom pap.i goin? to New Vorft but they headed by Rep Aber, eto- thought that n«,,-, a Pcnd- a little less tripling to people, ei- tlier in government or dealins with the government." Sen Aiken 'R-Vt t told a reporter. Investigation Approved Chairman Ellender <D-La.l of th? Senate Agriculture Committee which unanimously approved the Investigation late yestcrdav «aid he expect,* quick Senate a'pproval and S50.000 o! Senate funds to finance it. "A lot. ot people have be-n aroused of various things." Ellr'nder said. -We hope to give them a chance to toll their story.' Hearings Open Tucsdav WASHINGTON If, _ A ^1,1 House agriculture subrommir,™ D .. ,. .= ures gravel base course and construction of four concrete bnd-cs on the Manila-south road, Kichway 77. The company's bid was S205 101 27. , The Hizliwuy Department also annouiKcrt it planned to complete work already started on Highway 77. Estimated cost of this project is 5164,300. to deserve some ot the credit. liatrhcs of mall from women over the Unmd staffs have arrived Ht Mis. Pomti-r'.s home .since the women l:epan campaigning her cav.-e. Sl-.c raid she's cc ovrry letter lier.^clf. er, e o ui! lit Miss.) will | open T hearttws > ._ — .,.-j *V, "'"""Bs un methods thc Agriculture Department used In making its cotton crcp estimates. 'lilt healings ore a followup of accusations by Abeinethy last fall that there was a "wide margin of i-error in estimating the 1951 cot; ton <rop. ; include' Those Bikiru bofhfng suits certainly ton get o go! into deep warer. c*i*

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