The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 22, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 22, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TtK DOMWA.NT NEWMXBKD <i» v,™_- ^^ ' ^^^ • • ^"^ Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BIytherilie Courier Blylheville Dally Newi HORTMArr AWCAMKAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLjmiEVlLLE,_ARKANSAS. TUESDAY. JANUARvlTl^ —* ****** Behind It All, a Big 'If British Rout ^Egyptians from Arab Sectors Situation Is Tense As American Nun's Funeral Is Held ISMAILIA, Egypt, (ffi, _ British troops routed hundreds of Egyptian families Irom their homes in Is- mailia's tense Arab sector today While the operation was underway an American nun, slain during British-Egyptian violence, was but- led in a nearby British military cemetery. A British military court will hold a closed inquiry tornorrow into the death of Sister Anthony, to determine whether she was, killed by Egyptian snipers who hivaded a convent garden, or by a stray Brit- tah bullet. Attends Mass s as Lamar Mulliner. U. s. Consul in Cairo who is conducting an "on the »pot Investigation Into the nun's slaying, attended the requiem mass which preceded the burial Atter tne , to Cairo, where he reported " to the TJ. s. Embassy that "since no eye witnesses o f the actual •hooting had been found, the origin of the shot cannot be definitely determined at this time." Shops Are Deserted ' • Shops In the Arab sector were closed and streets were deserted. Egyptian! milled behind barbed wire barricades and glared at Britons searching their homes and stores. Suspects were herded behind rolls of barbed wire stretched across the street and forced to, sit on the sidewalk. Some were held after screening by Intelligence office n. A military spokesman told reporters: "It has been a profitable operation." EIGHT PAGES 'Bi/c/r Rogers' Fro/s Near, Wilson Says NEW YORK C/Pj—Defense Mob- illzer Charles E. Wilson wants American Industry to begin planning now "the weapons of 1960 »nd 1910." "We are preparing (or a Buck Rogers era, the atomic-fission supersonic, electronics age, when yesterday's brilliant ideas are already on the way to the sfrap- heap." he says. Thus, he told the American Institute ot Electrical Engineers yesterday, "we are clamoring for the ideas of tomorrow," He referred to "new, fantastic weapons" operated electronically and added: "Our awareness of electronics is emphasized by Its use on the part of the enemy. In recent montlw, our plane losses In Korea have been due much more to action from the ground than from action in the air. It is obvious that the enemy's antiaircraft batteries are electronically directed." Base Here May Be $23 Million Project; Final Visit Due Today terday afternoon. Ca ' er W " lg wUl1 h ( .tM be stat ose of 2.385 -including 250 civilians— general if the Air Force takes over the base, arrives " housing, and utilities , . , an utes here with a personnel "Those are the sort ot things he ldi ' " • The monthly payroll would total said about 5908,000. by a major general, were to arrive here this afternoon for what has been termed the "final tour" of the base uelore the decision on re-activation Is made. An Air Force major and two civilian engineers from Little- Rock and Dallas ofliccs this morning met with Mayor Dan BlotlEett. Chamber of Commerce Manager Worth Holder, c. of C. President Max Logan, and Industrial Com mittee Chairman Eddie B. David. Major John Trommershausser, Air Force representative in Dallas SoiitJm-este™ Division engineers i i arrived-in Blytheville -vj the Corps 'of "Engineers in Dallas and fioscoe. Roady of the Corps of Engineers in Little Rock arrived here lute last night. They asked city officials: about Churchill Set To Leave Tonight NEW YORK. (/Pt—Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who is suffering a cold, is scheduled to leave for home tonight. Late last night the 17-year-old Briton's physician. Lord Moran, went to the home of financier Bernard Baruch, staying. where Churchill is Baruch's butler later was overheard to say that Lord Moran planned to remain there through the nijht. The butler indicated that Churchill's colti was not serious. Weather Nine Tunisians Die in Violence Nationalists, French Police Clash Again Near Area of Sousse TUNIS UP. killed today -Nine Tunisians were „ in a new outbreak of violence between Nationalists and French police. Today's killings brought the toll from a week of rioting to at least 25 dead. The rioting took place at Sousse, a city of 25,000 southeast of Tunis' It was continuing at mid-afternoon' The three Tunisians were killed' and 20 more were wounded by ere-' nades hurled during a demonstration at N.ibeiil. southeast of Tunis A French gendarme died in a shoot- ting near the port of Bizerte, irm]nr World war n Allied base France rushed mobile guards fro: , — -*• Liiuuiit gurtjua iron v fi neighboring Algeria to try to end h * ncfl( ' the bloo-iy rioting which has devpi- 31 ADprf fit-fir H,,, ir__ n-_ , • _ oped over the Neo-Deslour (New Constitutional) Party's bid tor Tu nisias independence from France. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and much colder this afternoon and COLD tonight. Lowest temperature 15-25 ^north and 25-30 south portion to"night. Wednesday partly cloudy and cold. Missouri forecast: Cold wave today and tonight; temperatures falling to 0-5 northwest. 10-15 southeast by Wednesday morning; cloudy with strong west to northwest winds; snow flurries nortlr Wednesday generally fair and continued cold. Minimum this morning—37. Maximum yesterday— so Sunset today—5:19. Sunrise tomorrow—7-04 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m today—1 Inch. Total since Jan. 1—3.34. Total since Jan. 1—4.34. Mean temperature (midway between high and low— 44.5. . Normal mean temperature tor January—39.9. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—22 Maximum yesterday—39. Precipitation January 1 to date- day the Communist led Vietmin.. troops were withdrawing west and southeast of Hanoi under heavy lire from French and Vietnamese Infantry, armored units, and napalm bombing.' Ma Ma). or mmershausser tomorrow morning and talk -with Blytheville residents in the after- i>i>tn do not know the general's noon. Comunlty cooperation which can - expected will affect the decision Missco Farmers To Hear Short Notional Farm Bureau Officer to Speak at Osceola Tomorrow R. E. Short of Brinkley, vice meeting in the Osceola Court House tomorrow at 2 p.m. Mr. Short, who recently returned from Mexico where .he spent two weeks as a representative of the Farm Bureau working on the farm abor program, will give a report on the work being done to help liicili- tate Improvement in the program Following his trip to'Mexico Mr Short went to Washington to discuss the program with government officials. In addition to Mr. Short's discussion, C. F. Lund of Little Rock soils specialist with the 'Extension Service, will discuss, the best fertilizers and soil management pro- pams to use on delta farms. While this meeting i s primarily for fanners, it will be open to the public. H. c. Knappenberger president of the County Farm Bureau said. Bridge League' Planning Polio' Benefit Games The Blytheville.Duplicate Bridge League will sponsor an evening of benefit card games at i:3o told to meet his party here today. City officials say the inspectin, cso of reactivation, city oficials were told in Washington last week. Member of Air Force Inspection Group Hunted Cadets on Earlier Visit •nils is the sec9f}d frip here for the Air Force ir$jor. who arrived this morning as 'one of the first of an air, base inspection team coming to, look ow'r. the" field here •a s -the Air .Force-eon.5iders -its- reactivation. ~ "' ••' • ' in the summer of 19-13, Major John Trommershausser was an Instructor at- Freeman Field near Seymour, Ind. Two cadets at the base got lost, ran out of gas and" landed in a cotton field near here. Major Trommershausser was sent to get them and their plane. "About all t remember about Blyttieville Is the cooperation the people gave me in my search for the boys ant) their plane. It took a couple of days to locate them and the people here were very kmd In driving me around over the area,".the the major said Dixie Downs Vote Is Held Despite 'No' Track Officials Fight on After Action by ARC WEST MEMPHIS Ark. «>( _ Crittenden County went ahead today with a special election on the proposed 2.5 million dollar Dixie Downs racetrack although the track's franchise has been revoked by the Arkansas Racing Commission. The opinion of 5,400 voters may give Dixie Downs, Inc., new life— or kill the proposed track for years to come.' Dixie Downs Secretary Edward waller said a fight to nullify the commission action will be carried to court if Dixie Downs wins the election on whether the people want the track. Voters Are Showered Trackbackers ami the Anti-Race Track League, formed by county ministers, have showered nearly every voter with pamphlets, letters personal visits and telephone calls over the past several weeks.. The polls opened at 8 a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. The league mapped broad strategy to turn out the vote. The Telephone Committee was set to call every, voter to remind him to cast a bollot. Those with no ready transportation to the polls got « free ride from the league's ca- pool. All-Night Prayer Held Memphis prayers supporting the league started last night and ended at dawn. Presbyterians opened the meeting and a group of Baptists wound it up. At one-hour Intervals, a new croup took over. Prayer was offered by representatives of nearly every sect The Arkansas Racing Commission yesterday voted, 8 to 1. to revoke the permit It had granted Dixie Downs on Nov. is. Lankford Votes Against Commissioner Burton Lankford of Van Buren cast the only vote agninst revocation. Commissioner J. H°Farrell of Paragould was absent and did not vote by proxy. The commission's action came after a day-long public hearing called to re-examine qualifications ot Robert J. Boileau, one of the official Irtside Today's Courier News ... 21 Golden Gloves champions crowned at Osceola sports . . . Page 5. • - • • Ne^ro school band repre- Mnt» dream come true for pupils . . America's Slave World of Narcotics . . . Page 8. • - . Society . . . Osccota (News • ( • Page 2. . . Arkansas News Uriels . . . markets . . . Page 3. Cotton Parity Hike Is Sought SINGLE COPIES FIVB CENTS NUN SLAIN IN EGYPT—Sister Anthony (above), 52, American victim of the Anglo-Egyptian struggle over the Suez Can:il area, was fatally shot outside an Ismaliia sector convent during a tattle between British troops and Egyptian nationalists. The F>ain nun was the daughter of Samuel Timbers of Peekskill New York. (M>) "'ireplioto via radio from London.) UN Officials Charge Reds Seek to Grab Military Advantage Libby Rejects Repatriation Demands of Enemy Again , MUNSAN, Korea (AP)— The Allies accused CommnrT ist truce negotmtoi-s today of making "an out -mcl ouTZb" for military advantage" i,, Korea ami showC "ruthte« disregard of the rights of the individual " "We .(.!„ tel. you." Libby said. patriation. Reds Refuse Ban "* ^ ° nly M min - But negotiators did take steps to safeguard prisoners of war Irom u ...^ au ,iiu yiiMjner.s ot war Irom In a second subcommittee session, air attack. They agreed staff offi- Lawmakers Demand Economy for Nation WASHINGTON (ff-)-The usual wave ol economy demands rolled out of Congress today ill the wake of president Truman's record 535444. 000,000 peacetime spending budget for the fiscal year starting July i Suts of up to H billion dollars-enough to prevent a federal deficit next year—were demanded. But there seemed little likelihood* that such a goal—or anything resembling It—would be attained. Actually, Congress is limited in trimming the President's spending program since much of the contemplated outlay will come from money already allocated but not yet spent. S4 Billion Cut Was Made In new appropriations lor the coming year, the President requested 584,200.000,000, some 10 billion Jess than lie hnd sought for the present year. Congress cut this year's appropriations a little over four billion. Reds Withdraw, French Claim TTAX.^VT —'' "•"'" "* "*•"" r.i'iiie inuv ue HANOI. Indochina M'I ~ The Played, Mr. liadcr said. Tickets" will Frenoh high ccmmanrt claimed to- bc Si each. at the Hotel Noble, with gross proceeds going to the March of Dimes. All Blithcville bridge clubs have 'aeon invited to hold their meetings at this time, according to Bill Rader, March of Dimes chairman for Blytheville. and Jim Roleson bridge league president. Any type of card game may bc Iran Refutes Envoy ,•%...,;.:. TEHRAN. Irari-'Vefuscd today to artillery accept Robert - Hankey as the new British ambassador to Tehran. Risking Writer's Cramp, County Officials Sign 504 Hospital Bonds If County Judge Faber White and County Cleric Mrs. Elizabeth Blythc Parker fail to shake hands today, it's because of writer's cramp, not snobbishness—yesterday they signed their names to 504 bonds, an issue to provide funds for the construction ot Mississippi County Hospital. County Treasurer Frank Whitworth and County Auditor Miss Eunice BroRdon sorted the bonds and placed the county sea] on them during the two and one-halt hour job yesterday afternoon. 'Hie $479,755 bond Issvic, one- third the conjunction costs of the iia<.'p|)Rl. was bought by T. J. Rancy and Son, a bonding company tn Little Rock. Advertising lor construction bids Is to he placed early In '.in March if steel allocations come through Judge White and L. G. Nash, member of the board of governors, said Woman Hurt In Freak Car Wrec'- Here Mrs. Fred Wehking. 13-year-old Ferguson, Mo., housewife, wns reported "resting well" at Walls Hospital this morning where she is suffering from a fractured leg and exposure received in a freak traffic accident on Highway 61 five miles south of here Sunday. Busier Cheatam of Osceola a passerby, snatched Mrs. Wehking from four feet of water In a drainage ditch near Burdette where she was thrown after the 1951 Oldsmo- blie driven by her husband Jumped the railing of Ramey's Bridge and hung by its oil pan on the edge of the railing, dangling over the water According to state Trooper Tom ' , hospital is t --• — -.-u- V i_ U 1.11 II HI two units, one here and one tn Osceola. Two-thirds of the construction costs are to be paid by the federal government with thc county providing thc Tills bond issue is for the county's share of construction costs. The Indebtedness is to be paid D „„ ^vriwi, j ii^wptr hn.n(t,i- ; Smalle >'- the freakish a ccident oc- hospitals ctirred when Mr. Wehking mlscom- - the approach of the bridge i. i—..... („ thc curve in the highway Ills car Jumped the railing with Its oil pan cnlchlmr the edge of the railing As the car Jumped the railing' s right rioor n cw open and Mrs. Wchklng fell approximately 15 feet into the water. The swill current nually. A tl:ree-m proved by be due semi-an- | her out lew approved by M" Vppf comity voters in (he 19 . hral election anH o.j L,, ,, w ,» . ;:nu election and is to be used to ntire these bonds. A one-mill t«x levy for malnten- Mr. Wehking suffered minor head and facial lacerations in the accident but he was not hospitalized a hospital attendant said. The car national planned for 1053 spending,' Co'iigrcss may concentrate" Its economy .drive on the old-line civilian agencies. 10 I'cr Sent Cut Demanded Cuts ol up to 10 per cent in civilian employment have been demanded by leading Republicans, who claim such n slnsh would save a billion dollars in the new year. Defense spending also is likely to be curbed, but barring an unexpected turn for the better in world affairs, no deep cuts are probable. There wns one thing lairly certain about thc fiscal outlook: the President isn't likely to get any of the extra tax revenue he wanU. Congress Unkindly to Taxes His budget message called for S4.600.000.000 more taxes. Congress doesn't take kindly, to tax increases in electicn years. Without new taxes, the President predicted the government would go another tl4.44G.DOD.000 in the red next year, raising the national debt to S274a22.COO,OflO by June, 1953. Thc statutory debt limit Is 218 billion, and only Congress can raise that. Burden Called "Heavy'' The President called the budget "a heavy burden" but "the price of peace." HOS'EC Republican leaders didn't Sec CONGRESS on Tiige 3 •Y- * if. C. of C. to Hold Annual Banquet NAM Representative To Speak at Meeting At 7 p.m. Thursday Blytheville Chamber of Comercc's annual banquet, to be held Thurs- mittee Chairman announced today. W. D. Ch'amblin . On the door committee will he Mr. Chamblin ami Hairy A. Halnes and the reception ana welcome committee will consist of James Terry and Jimmy Edwards. Dr. Neal Bowman, representing the National Association of Mnnu factnrers. will be the principal -,. vm, |/1 lllv.llJrtl speaker and will be introduced by E. B. Thcin,i.s, master of ceremonies Dr. Bowman's speech will be on "Selling America—Your Job." A report ol 1951 Chamber of Commerce activities and the program for 1M2 will be given at the banquet. The invocation will be -given by the Rev. James W. Rainwater pastor of First Christian Church' here Mayer Dan Blorfgett will welcome out of town guests on behalf of the city. Before Circuit Court Here Circuit Court, in civil session this j week, this morning was hearing the case of Buford Martin vs. W L Tamke and Larry Knens. Mr. Martin ] s suing Mr Tamke and Mr. Kneas for the balance due on unoald m>;es ana the defendants say they have refused to pay be- cruse of an interest rate charged in excess of legal limits • Yesterday, a Jury returned a verdict In favor of General Contract Purchase Corporation which was suing vernon Knapp for balance dim on an unpaid note. The jury gave O.C.PC a jude- ment for $132, hnlf the amount sought, and possession of mortgaged furniture. GROWING FKDWJ.U, W;n(;f; r — AT Wirrphnto Chart ,)K, , ( ;n -Oraph depicts , „,, ..,,,,,.,,, i\ t \ it iir.i it, i g • —vi i !![II1 QCpIciS Hie Increasing federal budgets in billions ot dollars as estimated tor tho years of 1952 and ,953 in contrast to 1950 and 1951 budget oxp<?nd]tuie.s Dott-rd columns alongside budget symbols show federal receipts which indicate deficits In all years except 1951. veterans' payment* (dark lined »"•« In budget column^ decrease steadily and government obligations sit the Reds refused to ban airfield cers would stari worWne'a'iit safe'" reconstruction although the U. N. guards Wednesday. ~ Red Camps Not Marked Presumably this would require the Reds to tell the U. N Command exactly where their POW :omps are situated and to mark them plainly. None is marked now. The U. N. Command said its airmen have not been able to locate any, Tuesday's agreement was the outgrowth of a Communist report last week that Allied bombs killed 20 Allied soldiers and wounded scores of other in a POW camp near Kangdong. Both committees meet again at ^' m ' Wcdnesd ay 9 p. m . Tuesday i>T. H-Minutes Is "Ixinsesl" The 14-minut« truce supervision session was the subcommittee* longest this week. MaJ. Gen. Claude Perenaugh said the U. N. Comanmd would accept the wording of the Ccmunlst counterproposal submitted Jan. B If the Reds would write in a ban on reconstructing bombed - out airfieidj during a truce. This clause has been the only point ot difference between (lie two sides since Jan. 9. Chinese MaJ. Gen. Hsieh Panz lid no. '" ' •" -'- • „.-;-,•.> •' J t.; , : - Htart -Wat Im It", "There was no misunderstanding that ills heart was In what he said " commented Brig. Oen. William P. Nuckols, U. N. Command spokes- an. Ilsieh acused the Alllej of "four provocative actions" since Jan. 13 and charged that Vice Aum. C. Turner ( Uoy has bragged that the only way to break the truce deadlock might be by mJlltary pressure. Interview Draws Reference He was referring to a copyrighted interview in "U. S. News and World Report" in which Joy said a stable armistice agreement could be reached either by a sudden change of heart by the Reds or "sufficient military power to induce such a change of heart." The Rea Jan. 9 counterporposal was n revision of an earlier U. N. counterproposal. By his offer. Per- enbaugli agreed to accept "neutral nations' in place of "non-combative nations", and one reworded clause. Act Not Identified Hsieh did net identify the provocative acts to which he referred. Presumably he meant Red allegations that Allied planes: 1. Flew over Manchurian cities. 2. Homhcd a prisoner of war camp In North Korea. 3. Bombed the Kacsong protected zmc. 4. Strafed and n Communist armistice delegation convoy. The Allies have denied the first charge. The other three are »till under investigation. . Mr. Knapp maintained he had paid the amount owed and that if any errors appeared on his records and receipt books, as O.C.PC claimed, it was a company error and not his. U was the fourth time the • v u 4 i. 41 vinie 1,111; O.C.P.C. vs. Knapp case had been tried—once in Municipal Court once In Common Pleas Court, and once belorc in Circuit Court where | the trial ended with n hung jury. Jurors today were S. E/Henson W. p. Carter. John Stevens jr.. o R. Bedford. W. A. Hollingsworth Max Hay. Jr.. V. M. Blister F w' Garrison. William H. Wyntt Eugene McGuirc, Adrian Russell, and Alfred Bacon. V'cslcrday's jurors were H. W. Wylic, Ray Braucrs, Roland Bishop A. A. Hardy. R. M. r.ogan. Don Lutr. J. L. Cherry. Vernon Reynolds, Mike Thpmle. HOFCO Whi't- ncy. Ma.v and J. o. Edwards. Jurtge Zal B. Harrison i s preiid- ng. U.S. Patrols MIG Alley Freely in Foul Weather SEOUL. Korea (»Pi—U. S. jets patrolled MIG alley over Northwest Korea for 30 minutes in loul flying weather today withcut sighting a single* Rcrl swept-win^ lighter. ' Other United Nations pl-mes roared through heavj clouds in continuing attacks on Comunist rail lines in North Korea. l teclorj) rise through 1952 uid 19i3. WASHINGTON - At least are re- eight Instigating group* ported looking into complaints lhat the vital fecrct.i may be seeping out, of thp Army Signal Corps In'tcVii- '< genet A£ency. I It was the fourth Mraisht day of bad weather but the U.S. F:tth Air " " rt up 153 sorties by neon. _-. ...- .rczen ground front, the patrol clashes. Snow flurries slowed action all along the 145-mile fighting line. LITTLS LIZ »I - \-C'j/\i.\i- j v Women (oil into three classes: those trying to lose weight tho<e trying to gdin weight, ond rhoso trying | 0 rearrange it. e i,,»

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