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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. XLVII—NO. 257 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS KOMOH War and Peace Roundup— US. Will Talk Peace Till All Possibilities Have Been Exhausted WASHINGTON (AP)—Officials said today that tin United States and its allies are determined to exhaust every reasonable means of obtaining an agreement on an armistice in the Korean truce negotiations. They expressed hope that the present prolonged deadlocks over the airfield and v>risoncr-of-v>'ar issues eventually would be resolved. They said they definitely would be if the Reds sincerely wanted to end the Korean fighting These authorities conceded, however, thai the negotiations which began more than six months ago may drag on for many more weeks. Secretary of State Acheson is understood to have told the Senate Foreign. Relations Committee recently that the number of concessions made by the Communists to date gives some basis for hope they will be reasonable on pending issues. Concessions of importance which the Reds so far have made are these: .1. They yielded on their original demand that- \vith^iwal of all foreign troops should be the basic con- d^ion of an armistice. 2. They cave up their insistence that the armistice line should be centered exactly on the 3Sth Parallel. The United Nations position has been that the armistice line should follow the battle line at the time the armistice is made, 3. They insisted at one pohit on the right of bringing up reinforcements during an armistice, bul dropped that. 4. They opposed rotation of forces, hut finally accepted l(. * 5. They objected at the outset to the principle of inspection of forces on both sfcJes to guard against a truce violation or buildup, but finally accepted a U.N. proposal for non-combatant truce teams. Informant 1 ; said the United Nations have nothing to lose and may have a great deal to gain by continuing negotiations indefinitely. Gen. Matthew B. Rirtg\vay reportedly has received orders to this effect. ,iid may have stiafed a Comrmi- ilst armistice convoy. The bomb vrns dropped last Thursday by a pilot who pushed he wrong button when he was try- ng to drop a wing tank, the Allies ,aid. The United Nations did not ques- See CEASEFIRE-: 1'age 5 UN Admits Bombing MUNSAN, Korea <;AP»—The M< lied Command a*' " • u: N- planes d Kaesong, former Ko' I. D.Shedd Enters Judgeship Race Mayor of Manila Is Third Candidate For County Post I. D. Shedd, Manila maycr an businessman, has announced he \\i enter the race for county judge c Mississippi County. A native of Mississippi County Mr. Shedd was moved from th Clearlake Community as a sma bcv and has lived there since. He went into the dry cleanm* business in 1930 and still operau cleaning plant. Elected to the maycr's office in 1947, Mr. Shedd i-s now serving his third term. It's a three- way race for the county judge's office now. Gene Bradley, ' Ely the- '• " Shedd vi!le attorney, and Philip. Deer. Wil son school official, previously an nounced their entry in the race. Faber white, appointed to fill the unexpired term cf the late Judge Upland Green .who .died in of ice. •;Will not seek re-election. Weather )ixie Downs joes Down In Election Fight Leaders Offer Prayers; 'That Ends It' WEST .MEMPHIS, Ark. — ;AP)—Religious leaders who jiitei'ly opposed pari-mutue! ^ambling won the Dixie Downs referendum by a vote if 1,533 to 1,300 yesterday. The anti-race track league's vie- ory apparently wiped out all lingering hopes that Dixie Downs, Inc. reld for building a 2>i million dol- ar horse I'ace track here. Directors of the fight against the rack immediately offered prayers if thanksgiving last night after :ompletc but unofficial figures weri compiled. The referendum was the last stand for Dixie Downs. A conditional 'franchise for the track was re vcked Monday but the fight woulc rave been carried to court if the Crittenden County referendum ha gone the other way. • Wallher Sees "The End" In Little Rock, Attorney Glenn Walther, who represented Dixie Downs, said: "As far as I laiow. that ends it." The gambling issue aroused religious opposition throughout the state. Acrcss the Mississippi River, in Memphis, Tenn.. groups from nine denominations prayed in one-hour relays from 9 p. in. Monday until dawn yesterday, asking help from the greatest of election judges." Depends on the People Dixie Downs Secretary Edward Waller cf West Memphis said: "1 have always said that if the people in the county didn't want it, (the track) I don't want it either." Gov. Sid McMath. the league's See DIXIE DOWNS Page 5 Air Force on 'Buying Tour/ General Says —Courier News I'lioto GENERAL IS WELCOMED-MaJ. Gen. E. J. Timberlake was welcomed to Blytheville at Municipal Airport last night by Mayor Dan Blodgett (right), and Chamber of Commerce President Mas Logan. Base Inspection Group Eyes City's Facilities Hj- IIAK(iLI) NANCK (Courier News Slaff Writer) "The Air Force hax been on a shopping lour for some lime, now we arc on a buying lour," Maj. Gen. E. J. Timberlake said tbis moniinj,' as Air Force officers and civilian of- iicinls met with city and Chamber of Commerce representatives io determine the extent of l-ilytheville's .co-operation in the event the base here is reactivated. Gen. Timberlake said be believed Air Force requirements could be met liere, but that the ultimate decision rests with Congress. Delaney Found Guilty In Tax Bribery Case BOSTON (A'i —A federal jury last night convicted Denis W. Delaney. ousted Massachusetts collector of internal revenue, on charges he accepted $7,500 in bribes and falsely .certified payment of $160,000 in tax liens. The jury of 11 men and one wo- + Arkansas forecast: Fair and a little colder this afternoon a".d to- Llfor COLD ni;iht. Lowest temperature 10-lb north and 18-24 south portion tonight. Thursday fair and cold. M-ssouri Knrccast: Pair and continued cold with diminishing winds today and tonight; Thursday increasing cloudiness with slowly rising temperatures: high today 10-15 ei.treme north to 20 south; low tonight 0-5 above northeast to 15-20 southwest. Minimum this morning—23, Maximum yesterday—54. Sunset today—5:21. Sunrise tomorrow~7:03. Precipitation 21 hours to 7 a. m. today—None.' Total since Jan. 1—4.34. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—38.5. Normal mean temperature for January—395. This Date last Year Minimum this morning— W. Maximum yesterday—54. Precipitation January 1 to dste —6.63. -_jS^^e" r City ; VFire:, : -Denart- K"as'been reorganized and a new fire truck purchased; four and one-half miles of city streets have been graveled; a 530,000 swimminp I pool and a 512,000 lighted baseball See SHEDD Page S Phone Removal Lawsuit Goes To Jury Here A civil suit involving damages sought for disconnecting a telephone wrtnt to a Circuit Court jury here at noon today. The jury was not scheduled to besin fts deliberations until court reconvened at 1:30 p. in., however. The suit was brought by Charles S. Corey against southwestern Bell Telephone Company and claimed damage to the plaintiff because the company disconnected his telephone. In a cross-complaint, the telephone company said, the instrument was disconnected for nonpayment of a bill. The company asked $39.15 for damage they say Mr. Corey did U> a telephone pole. Yesterday afternoon, a jury returned a verlict for the defendant in a suit brought by Bnford Martin against W. L. Tamke and Larry Knr-as. Mr. Martin sought the balance ou unpaid notes and the defendants said they had refused to See COURT Page 5 Vehicle Tag Deadline Near License.Sales Here /Eqr Too Slow' 5 v ' Cit> Clerk VV I Malm today reminded Blyiheville's car, truck and taxi owners of the Jan. 31 deadline for the purchase of city license plate man deliberated nine hours anri 15 minutes before returning a verdict that Delaney v;as guilty of all six counts of two indictments. Free On Bail Judge Charles E. Wyzanskl Jr. allowed Delaney to remain in 52,500 jail pending his sentencing some :ime next week. The 55-year-old Delaney faces maximum penalties of 18 years' imprisonment and fines of S37.500, and minimum penalties of six months' Imprisonment. His attorney. C. Kcefe Hurley, suid after the verdict he didn't know definitely whether an appeal would be made. "I assume," he said, 'there will be an appeal." Delaney at Attention Delaney—the first top ex-official brought to-.trial in the current federal,, tax scandals—stood at rigid attention through .the long reading of : the" verdict and the io-mlnute proceeding that followed. The trial lasted 13 days and there were only 13 spectators reporters ami officials Mr. Malin said "sale of city tags verdict was returned, has been going "far too slow" and reminded automobile and truck owners of the cash penalties assessed tardy license purchasers. A fine of 50 cents will be assessed persons buying city tags during the first 10 days after the .Ian. 31 deadline, and n.fine of SI will be assessed after that period. Mr. Malin said that to date only 800 automobile tags, 300 truck tags and 13 taxi licenses have been purchased. Last year, approximately 1.900 city automobile tags and BOO truck licenses were sold in Blytheville He also warned car and track owners that a thorough check will be made for owners who have not purchased city tags after the Jan. 31 deadline. aside Irom -when the "/one Crash Briefs — NEW YORK (IVt— Former Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson, perhaps prophetically, remarked only last month that death may come unexpectedly. " NEW YORK </IV-John F. Chester, who died in a plane crash yesterday at Elizabeth. N. 3., was director of public relations for the Carrier Corp. at Syracuse, N. Y. • • i MIAMI, pin. M'J-A privately owned Lockheed Lodestar crashed and burned at Miami International Airport late yesterday and killed all five men aboard. BINGHAM, (England (AP) — A Royal Air Force foirr^engined bomber otashed and burned here today, killing five of its crew of six. The plane was circling lor a landing when it hit a tree. Inside Today's Courier News ...Behind the Blackboard In Blytheville schools. .Page 3. ' . Arkansas News Briefs.. Arah student may find "free" school at Arkansas Stale College ..Page 2. ...Blylhcville Personalities . Dr. James C. Guard.. Page 8. ...Society. Page 4. .. .Markets.. Page 5. ...Sports . Page 10. Negro Murder Hearing Delayed Preliminary hearing for Louis Pippins, 30, Negro, of Yarbro, on a charge of [irst degree murder was continued until Saturday in Municipal Court this morning. Pippins is charged with fatally stabbing Flora Bell Crenshaw, Negro, in an Ash Street cafe Saturday. The hearing was continued on agreement of the prosecuting attorney's office and Claude F. Cooper, Pippins' attorney. Blytheville men meeting this morning were assisted in ilraiting "letter of intent" stating what could be expected from tlie city in the event the Ah- Force comes here. "This letter is not a lirm contract but a statement of moral obligation," Max Logan. Chamber ol Commerce president, said. Any action promised in the letter of intent .and carried out before I Congressional appropriations are ' :uade will be done at lire risk of ihe individual as all statements by loth parties are contingent on tu- .ure appropriations. I,t. Col. S. S. iliddle of ihe Air Force's Air Base Section in Washington, warned the nen. Such problems as off-base housing, school facilities, recreational facilities—"the set of values standard of living our men and their families can expect." as Gen Timberlake phrased iwwerc discussed this morning. If the Air Force, takes over here tt 'probably will be a long-rang( troop carrier wing with a pc'rsomie of 2,385. earlier reports stated. Need EDO Housing Units This. Gen. Timberlake said this morning would mean that aboil 800 housing units would be needcc off the" base. Alvin Huffman, Jr lumberman anU member of the C of C. industrial-ccmmilt.ee, said 25 extra housing ii^£j^\vcrc availabl now anri more were "being built. Eddie B. David, realtor and cliiilr man of the Industrial coinmittc said. "What we need and don't hav •fr.ve will have by the time needed Delayed Arrival of Base ^nspectiori Group Brings Fast Field Light Repairs Maj. Gen. E. J. Timberlake and his party were due here at 3:31 yesterday afternoon but were delayed until 5:«, a message yesterday afternoon said—and at 5:49 it's dark and the landing lights here weren't working. - A short in wiring had blown fuses and the short had not been found. "We'll have the lights on," Mayor Dan Bloilectt s, .Id. At 6.15 workmen said they had the short located and fixed and at 5:30 a time clock turned the lights on. And the general's C-47 came In without a bobble. Former Secretary of War Dies with 37 Others in Crash — There are .some plots already pave and with wister lines and ready I be built on." In regard to rent control, Mi David snid, the Chamber of Com merce and City Council had take care of that problem before an would again. Air Force officia asked-' the group to guarantee. I their letter of Intuit, ' reisonab j.ents,,. _ -'—.-fcySuyr.!.. 'ddrcd to inspect iMraa'd .fyo'jartKi- bases fiom a command \iewpoint 'The new Air Force is a permanent organization and we want our See AIR BASE Page 5 ichool Board erms Max Reid, Paul Pryor, Blyrheville Directors, Affected by Ruling Terms of school bonrd members liroughout the state were cut short y a ruliiVB handed down yesterday y Arkansas Attorney General Iko lurry. In Hlytheviilc, the terms of school oard members Max B. Reid and 'aul Pryor were curtailed by the tiling, which stated that school lirectors must, seek re-election in March instead of September , Act 399 of 1951 set the school elec- ions for 1052 and thereafter on the llird Tuesday in March. They ormerly were held in September. The ruling- was requested by Mr. eid, who serves as president ot the loard for Blythevllle Special School District No. 5. Mr. Reid said here loday that Act 339 did not specifically state that the terms of present members were curtailed as a result of the date change. The State Department of Education has no interpretation of the new act, he said, so he asked for opinion Irotn the' attorney general. In Little Rock, Rtatc Commissioner of Education A. B. Bonds said he had expected the ruling, it was "largely a corroborative ruling" and "comes as no surprise." he said. Legion Group To Talk, at Luxora Leonard W. Moody of Mnrlanna Arkansas' representative on tho American Legion's national exccui live coinmltjcc, will be principal speaker at the Legion's Fifth District; meet Ing at Luxora Sunday The-meeting will be held in the Luxon post's new 1 hut which was t JT i -.'K> r •8chedal«5_tp;(ii tm .....(;,, «.a^-with ngjn»«l of •'Sele^alcs, TJfinrtrr services will follow with dinner to be servd at noon The business session is scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Newark, N.J., Citizens Want Airfield Moved Dodd Named to Board Of Seed Dealers' Group Henry J. Dodd, secretary-treasurer of Blytheville Soybean Corporation, was elected to the board of directors of the Arkansas Seed Dealers' Association at a meeting of the organization in Little Rock yesterday. Henry Kaufman of Ashdown was elected president. Other officers include C. V. Ware. Jr.. Pine Bluff, vice president, and Roy D. Hopkins. Texarkaiia, re-elected secretary- treasurer. ELIZABETH, N. J. lir> — Tile crash of two big airliners In ihls industrial city in little more thnn a n.onth—with a combined death toll of 84—brought demands today that nearby Newark Airport be moved. Twcnly-ciglit persons, Including former Secretary of War Robert P Patterson, died iu the flaming wreck of a fog-bound American Airlines passenger plane that plunged into a residential area yesterday. Among five residents v ho died were a mother, her two children anci another child, whose homes were toppled on them by the crash. Only 38 days ago. a Miami Airline C-4C on a non-scheduled fli^i-ii, to Florida caught fire after a lake)ff Fr.im Newark Airport ntitl dropped into the Elizabeth River, less lhan a mile from the site of yesterday's disaster. Fifty-six persons were killed. It was Hie nation's sec-; ond worst commercial plane .vr^ck. For some time, families in area^ near Nrwark Airport have protested against low-flyii'g planrs. i Then yesterday, a silver, twin- j eyeincd Convair. inbound from i Buffalo, plunged through a lov.'t homes. Also hurt were a fireman atiri a rescue worker who had join-1 eel disaster units at the scene, just! 2.8 miles from Newark Airport. I For 00 minutes, no one could get! nrar the flaming wreckage. The 18j passengers, three crew member,-1 and tuo company personnel aboard] were burned beyond recognition. Clouds of slcmn and smoke blanketed the area, less than a mile from the .spot where a non-sched- ulrd plane crashed 38 days ago killing 56. Yesterday's crash brought immediate demands from New Jersey's two U. S senators and a congressman for n full investigation of tiie plane and Newark Airport facilities ' Mayor James T Kirk said this . . , Koiicrl I*. Patterson . . . city of 112.000, about 12 miles :1 c a t h nray come unexpectedly southwest of New York City, has INI:A I'liolu) . . . been living under an "umbrella of danger" and that Newark Airport hiyer of Into a three-story should r>e relocated "regardless of frame apr.nmcnt building and ox- [ cost. 1 ploclca. A nvifs ol flames enveloped' The plane linri started its landing pproach from a height of about two Ti^arby binkhngs. Screaming residents ran for snfe- ty. Eleven persons' were injured.; landing system, including nine occupants of nearby! Suddenly, it plummeted out of 1,500 feet, using an instrument the fog, narrowly missed Battin High School and cut a fiery path close to the heart of this industrial city. The school's 1,000 pupils had been dismissed 45 minutes earlier. "The plane hit one building and immediately it disintegrated into a mass of bricks and fire. Seconds later t!:c hmwe next door was all in flames," snid a his;h school art teacher, Michael Truss, who was 75 feet away. LITTLE LIZ— The most unbecoming color a person con wear is "envy greco." Preview of Bloodmobile Visit In «n effort to familiarize Mississippi Oonntians with the R*d Crass' blnndmnbil? «hlrli will he in Oscc.-.l:, ,li:n. SO nnd In Hlythr-vlllf the next daj, a Courier News phuUjgiaphcr this \vctk took nis gamer* to Marion In neighboring Critlcnden County. Approximately loo points of blood were obtained In Marlon Monday. About 200 donors are being sought to take part in the blood program here. Tnls sfili-s of pictures shows how it was dune rvmnrs miu-,i nubmU Io i routine physical examination a&.4hu»-n in llu lust picture, where a mit.~c checks blood pressure. Actual giving of the blood (second picture) Is p.ilnlrjs. A local an anesthetic is applied to the arm to render numb the area where the hlnnil ia to be withdraw n.' A'K-ittiml. ilnr.oi- i.--i lii:, 'fly. n nn,-|) f o'>k:cs nnd ilrink frllii ktlilld p;Ume) while a K«! > Uic Dloud 111 —A Courier News I'lmto-Keatiirt refrigerated containers (fourth picture). Tl Is taken to Memphis for processing and then down to the West Cus-t ttU'it-jt v.ill it-niinn only a lew tioi.ii!, be-fore Denis ti,uispJiU'd to Kvnta 6) air.