The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 24, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TMK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOBTWSAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YQC. XLYII—NO. 258 BlythevUle Dally Newi Mississippi Valley I Blythevill*, Herald. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Short Says Agri Future Looks Good % If... Federal ControlfeAre Held in Check OSCEOLA—R. E. Short ot Brinkley, vice president of the American Farm Bureau, tolc a large group of Mississipp County farmers here yesterday that the outlook for agri culture in the future is goo( In this country "provided we can prevent socialism or further government controls." Mr. Short addressed a standing- room-only crowd of approximately 350 county farmers in Osceolas* Circuit Court room on the world food outlook and also reported on his recent trip to Mexico to study the Mexican labor situation. Mr, Short urged farmers to quit •xpecting and seeking "tree handouts" from the government because more handouts mean more controls and more controls mean a -greater | trend toward socialism, 5*1 He told the farmers that the food situation is the "\vorst it has been in my lifetime." The world needs food and fibre, he said, and America and Turkey are the only two countries in which food and fibre production is in keeping with the population trend. ixMt Initiative "Of all things," he said, "imagine Argentina rationing food. Argentina has always been a big exporter of meat and grnin but now their agriculture production has gone down tremendously and they •re blaming It on a dictatorship. "In other words, a tight control of agriculture caused their farmers to lose initiative and profit by hard work. chance to Always remember that when you destroy Initiative on any chance to profit or gain from hard work or good management you are destroying food and fibre." i.Mr. Short pointed out that.under! newsmen: our type of freedom, agriculture fcicr*esed its production 43 per cent between 1930 and 194^ "That' is without. even n«ar parallel in the btetorr of the world," he said, ',H« r p6tnt*^tQ France as - ! fc^her-» _ itlon thftt Wiled initiative paying that In 1050 France expor ijd one million bushels ^of Tvheat tpt now fc buying a million bushels for Import. Socialism in France is killing term production, he cautioned. Control* C«t Production He slso took a crack at Tsoclalism BM SHORT on Page 5 Sen. Estes Kefauver Kefauver Enters TighMoW For Presidency Truman's Plans Again Draw Wonder; He May Tell Decision Today WASHINGTON I/PI— Sen. Kefau ver's finish-fight hid for the Demo cratic presidential n o m i n a t i o sharpened the bis question toda> Does President Truman plan to ru again? Mr. Truman could end the specu lation by announcing his plans a his news conference today (4 p. m EST). But the White House provid eti no advance hint he might do sc Kefauver formally entered th race yesterday. The Tennessee sen ator said he was "in until the fin Ish." regardless of whether Mr. Tru man seeks re-election. "I Will Work Hard" "I am going to work hard win." said the former chairman the Serial* Crime mvesiigatin Committee. With his attractive wife, Nanc seated by his side, Kefauver to "I regard it as the right of th American people to have as wk a choice as "possible in choosin their leaders. There is a place—an a t nee.d- T tor new blood, arid Cotton Supply ituation Called Uncomfortable' Gathings Is Told Export' Restrictions 'May Be Avoided' WASHINGTON lift — Secretary f Agriculture Brannan told Rep. lathings (D-Ark.) today that while cotton export restrictions ay be avoided in the coming year our supply position is by no means comfortable one." Brannan discussed the cotton upply situation in » letter to Gainings, who had written the sec- clary expressing pleasure nt Brannan's opposition to a proposal for :otton export quotas. fn his letter Brannan said the cotton supply as of last July 1 was eventeen and seven-tenths million bates. Including a two and three enths million bale carryover, & 951 crop of fifteen and two tenths million bales and imports of 200- MO bales. Low Carryover Expected Domestic and export requirements, he said, will total about 15',^ million bales, which will leave .he carryover next Ausr. 1 at two .wo tenths million bales, or slightly ess than last Aug. 1. "Tin's would be the lowest carryover of cotton since 1925," Brannan said, adding: "At the average rate of consumption prevailing during the 1950-1951 year, the two and two tenths million bales estimated to be on hand Aug. I, 1952, would constitute only slightly more than two months' supply for domestic mills." Labor Picture Watched Brannan said his department I: watching Ihe farm labor picture Gathings had urged a better farm labor program for 1952, saying that without more labor "the farmers are just not going to plant Die acreage that will be required in the preparedness effort." "We understand," Brannan wrote "that farmers In your state usec some Mexican labor. The Mexicai workers entered the Unitsd States under an agreement with Mexico that expires early In February. "It is our understanding that r newal of the agreement is largely contingent upon enactment of nev legislation" that would provide for improved controls of illegal entries from Mexico." Reds Hope Tired UN Will Give Up in Korea —Courier News 1'hoto CHAMBKR OF CO.UMKHCE TO HEAR BOWMAN—Dr. Ncttl Bownan (left) of New tfork, representative of National Association of Manufacturers, was welcomed to Blythcville this morning by W. D. Cliamblin chairman of a committee arranging for thc annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet to be held tonight. Dr. Bowman is to be principal speaker C.ofC to Review 19 51 Activities at Banquet A report of Chamber of Commerce activities during 1051 will be made at the annual C. of C. banquet tonight at Hotel Noble. Or. Neat Bowman of the National Association of Manufacturers, will be principal speaker at the dinner beginning at 7 o'clock. Allies Charge Foe Plays 'Waiting Game' in Parleys By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN MUNSAN, Korea (AP)—The United Nations Command today accused (he Communists of "playing the waiting game" in the Korean truce talks, hoping the Allies will "capitulate out of sheer exasperation." An official U. N. broadcast bcam- + — ed Korea from Tokyo .said: "Either the Reds have no Intention of reaching an armistice and arc merely killing time until their next offensive, or they have been instructed not to bargain on any point. . . "The latter alternative may be the truer one at this date," "An Overt Admission" The broadcast said the Reds, "waiting game" Ls "an overt admission from Communist leaders that right now they do not expect anything to happen." As negotiators haggled fruitlessly over Korean truce terms Thursday. U.N, delegate accused the Com- B. R. Hays, retiring president o( the O. of C., snd some of his key committee heads will make the 1951 report. Max Logan, president for 1952. will outline the organization's objectives for the coming year. Activities for 1951 were divided into four classifications for report purposes—civic, commercial, and industrial activities, and organization affairs. Civic affairs in which the Chamber took a part Included: Securing final approval for Mississippi County Hospital, to be built Council Group Discusses City Budget for 1952 City Council's Finance Commit*« was to meet at 2 p.m. today to consider the municipal budget for 1952, Mayor I>an Bloctgett, said this morning. -Alderman I* G. Nash is chairman of the committee. The budget under consideration it to operate on the calendar year rather than on the fiscal year. City Council changed the fiscal set-up at Us January meeting to conform with a last year's change in Arkansas concerning the terms or elect- lied officials. - Peace Is Top; ISM« .Kefauver said the "paramount issue" is- "peace in the world." He a : dded ihat under the Roosevelt and Truman Administration,-, during the ast- 20, years "we have made much progress enacting and vigorously eling it 1 foreign policy in the Interest of world pep"-!." ^ erVtive^dltf -'"v"^ : >^, criticism, however, in the direction of the rruman administration. He said "It -s without saying that we must inve clean government," and add cd: "We in the federal government must clean our own house. Some worthwhile things have been done, but not enough—not nearly enough." Foster, Walters Take Over Cafe Former police chief John Foster announced this morning that he and Ira Walters have taken over operation of Davis Cafe, 315 West Main Street. Mr. Foster stated that he and Mr Walters have leased the cafe from Its owner. Paul Kirkendall. They B.isumed managership Monday. Mr. Foster served as chief of police here for two years and retired from that position Jan. 1. Weather Arka nsas forecast: IttUe warmer this Partly cloudy, atternoon, in '52 Oldsmobiles Are Placed on Display Here Oldsmobile's new models fcr 1952 went on display here today at Horner-Wilson Motor Co., 309 East Main. Three lines of cars are being produced by Oldsmobilc for 1952—the Classic 93. thc Super 88 and the Deluxe 88. Mechanical improvement, 1 : include a new "quadri-Jet" carbureatcr in the Classic 98 and Super 88 series and an increase in horsepower to 160 for each engine. Horsepower also has been increased in the Deluxe 88 series, from 135 to 145. ^jor design changes are fount the "88" scries and include restyled rear fenders, increase of two inches in wheelbase and five inches in overall length, cne-plece wraparound rear window and added trunk space. Power steering is available or Oldsmobiles this ycnr as an option' al feature. Hycira-matic drive, als< optional, has been improved by thi addition of a "super" drive range. WARMER creasing cloudiness end warmer tonight and Friday. Occasional rain In south portion Friday. Missouri forecast: Generally fair today, warmer west and north; Increasing cloudiness and rising temperatures tonight and Friday; high today 25 northeast to 35 to 40 southwest: low tonight 15 to 25. Minimum this morning—26. Maximum yesterday—41. Sunset today—5:21. Sunrise tomorrow—7:03. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a. m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—4.34. Mean temperature (midway twcen high and low)—33.5. Normal insan temperature J*nuary—39.9. Thiu Date Last Year Minimum this morning—28. Maximum y.-slerday— 50. P. .ipitation Jjnuary i to C. E. Johnson Gets Rating as CPA Clarence E. Johnson. BVythevill accountant, has been notified tha he has passer! the State Certlfiei Public Accountant's examinations. Mr. Johnson was notified yester day by the Stale Board of Account ants. f\>r three years Mr. Johnson ha been associated with the Joe B Evans accounting firm here. He Is a graduate of Bljthevill . High school and mvlved a BS rie greo in accounting from the . \ ness University, Bowling Green, Kj be for Driver Fined, Jailed Fred Harper was fined J100 «n costs and sentenced to a day I jail in Municipal Crmrt this morn in? on a tharse of d.ivi;x while un- Oi in two units, one* here and one Osceola. Holding a National Affairs Conference and an Industry Leaders Conference with nationally-known speakers conducting meetings. Citizens School purchased and Operation of .a Committee which Curried jpver-rto ,the school system '.'. 20-acie' site'''for the new high schuol. This property actually cost the school district a little over $500 . although the Citizens School Cohi- Imittee expended $35,000, C. of C. officials said. encourage safer young people. Recommended Draff luola Assigned 3 Missco Men Face / i j- Induction; 120 to Get Physical - Examinations The MississipjjlyV County Draft card said this morning that the ounty has been given a February nduction quota of three men and pre-induction quota of 120 men. Miss Rosa Saliba. draft board lerk, said the three men will be ent to Little Hock /or induction "eb. 25 nml the pre-induction quota •oil be broken into three calls of 0 men each. The first of these groups is sched- iled to leave Feb. 4 with the other wo to report for examinatiions on 'eb. 12 and Feb. 18. The beard sent 41 registrants to jittle Rocfe this morning for prc- nduction examinations.. Miss Sal- said. Today's call wns for 43 men but of this number 28 reported. I 2 were transferred to other boards. port added, carried no parachutes Cooperated with city officials in trying to promote a building and zoning ordinance and weed control ordinance to reduce fire hazards. Promoted Bicycle Safety Day to riding habits by a thorough, (rank and open discussion be heki on the sewer problem and that the solution and financing of it be on an equitable basis to all those who would use it. Conducted. * safe-driving campaign. Received an agreement from State Highway Department to install ccr ter stripes and slow signs around schools on Chickasawba Avenue to protect children from traffic. And secured the removal of shrubbery around stop lights to give a better vision at crossings. ,,,• The industrial, committee, otic of Ihe.-..Chamber's,. IrnpSf- Important groups, spent'a great deal of time on reactivation of Ihe air base here mid contacted seven different Air Force commands. A complete brief on the base u - as See C. OF C. on I'ase 5 Inside Today's Courier News . . . Wilson News . . . America's slave world of narcotlci. . . Page 2. . . . Arkansas assured of S34,- 000,090 aluminum plant . . . newa briefs . , . Page 3. ; . . . Chicks to ptay Cardwell in Paragouldj tourney tonight . . . sports . . . Paje 9. . . . Society . . I'a e e 4. . . . Marked . . . Page 5. munists of planning to use sick and wounded prisoners as a lever to force Allied acceptance of Red armistice terms. Thc charge came from Rear Adm. R. B. Libby after the Hcds turned down a repeated Allied appeal for an immediate exchange of sick and wounded prisoners. . "H is evident that you Intend to use them us a lever to lorce us to agree to your fraudulent demands " Libby said. Old Question Asked Again In an adjacent tent at Pamnun- Joni, U.N. negotiators -again asked the Communists to express "in simple terms" whether they Intend to increase their air strength during an armistice. Observers said phrasing of the question strengthened belief that the U.N. might accept an oral promise by the Reds not to construct or repair military airfields. Such a pledge wdy'ld. become part of the conferenceificord. but would not be written hitpjHhe armistice. The., issue of airfield construct)on has blocked agreement on' hp*. i"/1 police an armistice (or weeks.' ^ '&. Low-Altitude Diving Blamed For Plane Crash at Barfield The plane crash which killed Paul Owen Bradley, SI, of Blythcville Nov. 30 at Barfield was caused by execution of dive maneuvers at -dangerously low altitudes," the Civil Aeronautics Board reported in Washington yesterday. Mr. Bradley was killed In the crash of a Piper Cub Cruiser, which fell and burned in a field s,outh of Highway 18 at Barfield near sundown Nov. 30. He was alone in the plane, which was owned hy Ben Abbott of BIytheville. The report, submitted by Leon H. Tanguay, regional chief for CAB's Bureau of Safety Investigations at Fort Worth, said "no indications of structural failure ing of engine c found. The five-year-old mal-functlon- controls" \verc plane, the re- hree failed to report and cne re- See DRAFT on Page 5 and was not equipped with a stall warning indicator. The weather was clear at the time Bradley failed to No Neither Prorrcaii Reported subcommittee reported progress. Both scheduled meetings for 11 a.m. Friday 9 p.m. EST Thursday. Libby listed (n detail allied objections to the ConVnuinlsta ill-for- all prisoner exchangeVplan; Outside the conference'.tent. Libby told correspondents .the Reds showed "a great deal of lrtter*i,t'"' in the 37.000 Koreans originally listed by thc Allies as prisoners of war. but later reclattilied as South Korean civilians. "1 feel quite certain that they are going to demand that we turn them over," he said. Libby said the Reds apparent' will base their claim on the fr_t that the 37,000 were listed as rt r - .. ,. I mil". Hit Jl.wu VSIHC llMLIll US ftTIS- recover from a low dive, the report' rs ln rcporls , 0 thc lnteraat ', o ^ said. ' al Red Cross. What Did AF \ Visitors Think Of Our City? Blythcville men who met here yesterday with Air Force officials Investigating the possibility of reactivating Municipal Airport think the city made a favorable impression on the visitors. MaJ. Gen. E. J. Timberlake, commanding officer of thc Ninth Air Force, ana other officers and Air Force civilian official.'! were here to determine the amount of community cooperation which could be expected If the Air Force decides to reactivate the base here. An appropriations bill to pro> vide funds for reactivation of the air base, among other things. Is feM^WK'-i 1 *'.' 0 ' 6 - £<>». SEJ - --SW '4ffff-- fWJ-^FWRTR/ f 'by n*mer;jtttd't.Ms'mcrmrng;'—"i. Presentation of the bill" is contingent upon Air Force approva of the base here and other business before Congress, the Informant explained Air Force officials here yesterday said the ultimate decision rests with Congress, but that It seemed Air Force requirements could -be met here. Blythcville men, contacted this morning, expressed these views DAN BLODGETT, mayor— "The General was interested ii the community at large—housing schooling, recreation—and I he was very much impressed will our Chamber of Commerce and civic clubs. I think he was fa vorably Impressed with our com mimity feeling." MVK r.OGAN, nresidenl of Ih Sec AIR BASF, on Page 5 Allied Raiders Hit Reds as War's 9fh Month Ends UN Tanks Battle Foe Six Hours on Hill Near Chorwon Area By SAM SCMJVJEJIIJ.V SEOUL. Korea (/)>,—Allied raid- ng parties ended the lath month f the Korean V/ar today with bold trikes into the Red defense line n Die .Western Front. The heaviest fi s ht wns west of Chorwon wheie United Nations anks and Infantrymen fought for hours Wednesday against Chi- icse entrenched on a hill. The raiders struck again at T30 ..m. Thursday. The Chinese rained land grenades down on ten Allies nd opened up with heavy machine- gun and. rifle fire. Thc fight con- inucd, the O. s. Eighth Army re- lorted. 1're-Dawn Raid Made Another Allied force hit the Chi- iese northwest of Korangpo In a ire-dawn raid. The Eighth Army aid the raiders pulled back to their own lines after killing 20 Reds in an hour-long fight. The frozen Eastern and Central fronts quieted after heavy Allied tank and artillery blows Wednesday. Tanlij Assault Bunkers Big Allied (anks clanked up to a seven mile front between Kumson? and the Pukhan river on the Central Front and hurled more than 1.600 rounds Into Chinese bunkers. The lethal barrage from five vantage points lasted nearly four hours. One group reported 60 Chinese bunkers damaged. Chinese fire damaged four tanks, but all limped back to : Allleti lines. A fifth was damaged Wednesday in the fight west O^jbhprwon. ged Ensterrt Front. ' -" Farther east, Alllied artillery opened up on a 1,000-man Communist force southwest of Kosong The artillerymen estimated 100 Red casualties. Atomic Bomb Is Over-Rated, Arms Chief State* SAN ANTONIO. Tex. (IP,— The chief of the armed forces special weapons project says thc atomic bomb Ls vastly over-rated in the public rniml. "People must become awaro that the A-bomb is not as all-po\verful and nll-dc.structive as it is reputed to be." Lt. Col. Gerald Til. Mc- Donnell told the 16th annual In- ternationa! Medical Assembly here last night. '••We'd all be dead right now ff the bomb could do everything that has been attributed to LI. If Is a conventional weapon, subject to thc same laws of physics which control all other explosives." McDonnell said that radiation danger especially Is misunderstood "If you're caught In the field of radiation, you'll be killed anyway by the effect of the heat and blast." he said. "So. theres no point of worrying about rodla- "'»" He said the best A-bomb shelter is a hole In the ground \VHV CITIZENS WANT TO MOVE AIKl'OKT— Residents of Eliza both. N. J., scheduled an "indignation meeting" tonight to proles! iheii •living in fear ol fiery death from th«.- skies." The photo below shows firemen hutliiiK llamcs from wreckage after an airliner crashed into houses while approaching a landing In heavy fog and rain. Twenty-three persons on the plane v:erc killed along with six in their homes. (AP Wircphoto) Citizens Plan Protest Meet After Crash ELIZABETH. N. J. r,j>j_Local , residents, furious over the two re- I crnt airliner disasters here. I planned an "indignation meeting"' for tonight to protest "their living I beeli ci:ici«"ntYy"or7ero7c':i' andTll 're- Miss Listen Asks Court Clerk Post Chief Deputy Circuit Court Official for 14 Years Seeks Office Miw Gcraldinc tAjlon. ior 14 years chief deputy circuit court clerk in Osceola. today announced her candidacy for thc clerk's office, subject to the Dcmccratic primaries this'iipr. . Miss Liston w ils appointed a deputy clerk In 1027 niiS became chief deputy i-i charge of the O~cecla office in 1038. For two years. Miss Listou was a deputy In the sheriffs office and before becoming a deputy circuit court clerk she worked for Joe W. ' Rhodes, Sr., an o.-:ceola attorney, the i'igg-Rh-cics Abstract Company. and the Florida Title Company of Miami. A lifelong resident of Mississippi County. Miss Liston ccmes from a family active In county political affairs. Her father, the late James Liston. was a pioneer resident of Oscecla and was county l?x assessor for several years. He was a member of the board of commissioners which constructed the old Missis- Mnni County court house in 1832. Miss Liston attended Osceola schocK She is a member of O.=ce- ola's Methodist Church. r heMcve the Osceola oirice has in fear of fiery death from The meeting was called by City Council President John C. Boyle on; day sftnr an American Airlines plane plunged into a residential area here, killing Its 23 occupants and six others in their homes. Only 37 days prior to Tuesday's cordine of deeds and other instruments has been dene promptly aud the b\i iness of thc c.T.iris has been well aclmtnistcrr.:1 ch:rin • thn time t have been deputy." Mtv= Liston said. "I ani seeking the new office solely on the basis of experience and qualifications." she added. Harvey Morris of BIytheville now LITTLE LIZ— nir tragedy, this city of 112.000 was I holds the o'Eice and has not indi- the scene of the crash of n Florida- i catcti his P°i>tica[ intentions for bound, non-scheduled C-<6 plane I !952 ' In which all 56 persons aboard ncr- i _ I.Oird. i At 'tonight's, scheduled meeting, the townspeople will "have an opportunity io express openly their views about Newark airport" Boyle said. ' The plain- Involved In Tursd.iy's cra.-h wns headed for Newark airport, from Bulfalo. N. Y. The nonscheduled plane which crashed in flames Dec. 16 had taken off from lhal same airport, which Is just under three miles away. Meanwhile, probes were demanded on local, state and federal levels- Into thc recent crash and Into the operation, it-ration and proposed L •*»«Ji»loo *t Newark airport, I It would be o lot easier to figure v»ho Ihe letter is from if people signed their twmcsinsteadof their sigrvolures. ,,•>»,*•

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