The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1952 · Page 1
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VOL. XLVII—NO. 259 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™^O^ANT_NEWSPAP E R o, NORTH1!AST ARKAN8A , AND 80lmiI .. ST UTRaonnT *^ Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally Ne Mississippi Valley Lender Blytheville Herald BLYTHBV1LLE. ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1952 SPEAKERS TABLE 'CONFERENCE'-Dr. Neal Bowman (left), principal speaker at fast night's Chamber of Commerce banquet, talks with Mr. a n a Mrs. Russell Hays at the speakers table. Mr. Hays is —Courier News Plloto retiring president of the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Bowman, a representative of National Association of Manufacturers, spoke on "Selling America—Your Job." C. of C. Seeks More Industry, Development of Trade Area =s°a:?=s;; ES .'"< • Truman Still Won't Say— McMahon Withdraws From Illinois Race that MoMahon of Connecticut today asked drawn from the IHinois Democratic presidential Senator Kelauver of Tennessee mlw has been entered in the pri- ~, niary.. , . There hid been speculation that McMaoon's name was entered by supporters of President Truman wilh the idea chiefly of preventing the Illinois vote from going to Kefauver by default. Mr. Truman declined comment at his news conference yesterday on what he thinks of the entrance of Kefauver. Kefauver a Good Senator Kefauver, said the President, Is a nice fellow. He went on to say that he considers the Tennesseeau ft good senator. Reporters wanted to know whether Mr. Truman would like to see Kefauver remain in the Senate. To that, the President replied that he likes to see good men in the Senate. McMahou's move, together with a hint from President Truman yesterday that he might run for the Senate, left the whole Democratic presidential picture as clouds' as ever. Wants Truman to Run But in pulling out of the Illinois I primary, to be .held April 8, McMahon emphasized that he wants Mr. Truman to run for re-election. He did this by making public a letter to Leo J. struif, of Alton 111., explaining his reasons. McMahon wrote Struif: "You are of course aware of. my great admiration for President Tru- ---- ...... 10 »• i^" that as chief of he sae has been superbly right on the grea issues of our time. I have never doubted for an instant that he is the strongest and best candidate we Cemocrate can commend to the Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy and warmer. Occasional rain lo- , MILD j. ....... and in south portion this aft- eriioon. Saturday partly cloudy and mua. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy «nd warmer today and tonight with occasional light rain ,, O rth; Saturday mostly cloudy, light showers Ikcly east and extreme south; high today 35-40 northeast to near M soutnwest; | OW tonight near 30 northeast and near « southwest. Mmaniun this morning—33 Maximum yesterday 43 Sunset today—5:21 Sunrise tomorrow_7:03. Total since Jan. 1—4.34. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—105 Normal mca n temperature tor January—39,9. lu This Dale Last Year Minimum this moriun B _24 Maximum yesterday—49 on January i' v> date American people this fall V Plans Not Uisclosed ,The , President has not yet disclosed hisTplans. should he choose to run again, I will of course give him my-: unequivocal and wholehearted support. This being, the case, I cannot at this time give the people of Illinois any real assurance that I would be free to follow their wishes should they decide to regard my candidacy favorably" .McMahon added that "reflection on this fact over the past several days has convinced me that, under these circumstances. It is Impossible for me to participate In a preferential primary" such as the one in Illinois. He added: "I cannot in good conscience ask the Democrats of Illinois to indicate a preference for me when in my ™ffiK^»r te y Auto Crash Fatal to Man Lawrence Widner of Blytheville was killed last night in a ca'r wreck at Oakton. Ky., relatives here were '"'"inert this morning. . Widner, 28. was at Oakton at- becn there about two months. He leaves a brother, Forrest Widner and a sister, Mrs. Birdie Par- nsh, both of Blythcvillc. Funeral arrangements were incomplete this morning. Service Auxiliary To Conduct 1952 Easter Seal Drive The Blytheville Junior service Blytheville should be "the place people want to come to for things they need," he told the group. In further outlining c. of C objectives for 1052, Mi-. Logan'said "we are going to try to educate people as to what the Chamber of Commerce Is and what it is doiror 1 I think they are often critical of us because they just don't .know what we are doing." "We are going to bring everything out In the open — all cor- r c spondence, meetings, and trips, are to be the~pub- , Improvements Will Faj- otl This is our home and eveiy- nuig done by us to improve conditions here will repay us many fold- not only financially, but In the «nt- .sfactlon of knowing that we have not buried our talents but have multiplied them many tta4," Mr Logan concluded. B E. Hays, retiring c. of C president, reported on last year's activities and said 30 industrial prospects were contacted. pmspecis "We did a lot of hard work on them but we hit snags, m here," Mr. Hays said s^S^S'fS »*?*'srK."^ here went to a Mississippi town because that town could build them a building. nem ^S 1 " 0 " : simi!nr '« the Missis- U.S. Loses Vote in UN On Russian 'Package " The United States said It had no objection to reconsideration of the candidates but vigorously opposed the resolution because the Soviet Union made it clear in debate the proposal was designed to have all Inside Today's Courier News farm ....Wssco's LTh S , eh •• »Jtb the «mnly news.. Pages 8-9. production H1 ° Farm s agent ..America's slave world of narcotics . . . Senator Kefauver . skelc), of a candidate. Page 5 ' ..Arkansas News Briefs. . .Page ...Chirks beat Cardwell In t.iur- ?... sports ..Pag* ^ . .Society ..Page 4. ... Markets . ..rage 12. •- W admitted In one package deal It was tne first lime In u N history that the political committee adopted a major Soviet resolution over American opposition. The vo^e was 21 to 12 wilh 25 abstentions. This Is less than the two-thirds majority required for final passage in a General Assembly plenary session which must confirm the committee action U. S. delegate Ernest A. bross said he did not construe the vote as a defeat for the United states. He said he was confident the resolution would be defeated in the Assembly. The Russian resolution calls on the Security Council to reconsider in one group 14 countries who have applied for u. N. membership- Albania, Bulgaria. Hungary Romania, and Outer Mongolia, nil backed by the Soviet Union;'and countries, the Westcrn-sponsorEi Ireland. Italy, Ceylon. pal, Austria, Jordan, Libya ' and Portugal. City's Cash-Basis Budget- SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Year of 'Economy Due To Necessity' Ahead Outlay 710 By CLAUDE E. SPAHKS (Coiirlo- News SUH Writer) Blytheville is going: into a year of "economy due to necessity" ,n putting the City' on B cash basis during i952 bity Councils Bimmce Committee announced today after an' proving a budget proposing expenditures of §207,710 clurii E the calendar year. Total estimated revenues, based on 1951 rnrpmfc \urtvn l,'t.* n ,I -L ^.nnt rr^ft ' '." lo ^u UU IJOi receipts, were at $274,780. Negotiator Giv« First Personal Interview— The Finance Committee, headed l>y Aldenniin L. o. Nnsh, met yesterday afternoon n t City Hall .with Mayor Dan Blodgetl and City Clerk I. Mnlin. Alderman John w. 'I Continue to Hope/ Joy Says of Truce Talks But the Reds Lie When It Is Expedient to Lie ' EniTfin»c xrrvrwi.-. „,. „_.. EDITOR'S NOTE: The following exclusive story Is the first personal Interview Vice Adm Charles Turnrr. Joy has jjlven since the Korean armistice talks began July lo, 195J. By WILLIAM C. BARNARD MUNSAN, Korea. Jan. 26 (/Py— The commander of U. S. naval forces in the Par East has been anchored to a Weather-beaten tent in a Munsan apple orchard lor almost seven months, taking daily soundings on Comunlst strategy in the Korean armistice conference. With a wry smile, Vice Adm Charles Turner Joy, the senior United Nations truce negotiator, admits; "I've been given a good insight Into the mentality and morality of the people we are going to have to deal with for a long lone time." If you want to know what the Red strategy us like, the 56-year- old admiral will refer you to a book by Nathan Lcites, called "The Operational Code of the Politburo." "That's required reading for every Allied negotiator." he said. "And it should be required reading for everybody. "It describes Ccmmunist con- Is year for voters' Hays said. Toler B. Buchana I v tiv Auxiliary will conduct this Easter Seal Drive hi Mayes, chairman of County chapter of Association for the today. Mrs. Blan Heath year's , Mississippi J ne ^ r j cansas Crippled, said will serve as ---,-... ballets approval. Mr. 1 reported on •i and Traffic Committee ac- last year and L. o. Nash told of accomplishments of the Health and Safety Committee. Master of Ceremonies E B The. mas introduced guests and Mayor Dan Blodgctt welcomed them Th» Rev. James Rainwater. pastor „; First Chilian church here gave the invocation. Dinner music was furnished by Bill Paul, accordianlst Featured speaker last night was Dr. Neat Bowman, representative of Isatinnal Association of Manufacturers. He spoke on "Selling America- See C. OF C. on I'age 12 New~RFcTH7ad Eyed by Senators WASHINGTON. </7', _ Senators edged gingerly today towardV decision on the hot potato nomination of Harry A. McDonald now under House investigation, as new boss of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC). i"*o. Di.tu neain will serve a<; a o general chairman and Mrs ElbortLi. i £ Banking subcommittee, u..»» ....„ ,. . . ""• &1 «<-ri, | clearly unhappy, in its work called a meeting at 9:30 a. m. CST to deal with the problem. Most of Us Republican and Democratic members admittedly resent President Truman's choice of McDonald for the p os t before the House Inquiry has been completed. McDonald is a Republican. Arkansas Warms Up to 40 Degrees Huffman will be in charge of ir.e school program; Mrs. Oscar Fendler. the lily parade; Mrs w T Rainwater, coin containers; and Mrs. FArrls, McCalla, mailing list. Part of the proceeds from the drive will remain here for use in the county only. Ralph Wilson Is chairman of the campaign for South Mississippi County. Holder Attends State Conference of,AACOE Worth Holder, manager of the Chamber, of Commerce" here, left early this morning for Little Rock where he, will, attend a conference of the Armnsas .-Association o! Commercial Organization Executives. Mr. Holder, 3 member of the AACOE board of directors, was to • --'- to the group today Tax Agency Plan 'Moving Along' Truman Proposal To Reshuffle Bureau Meets Clear Sailing WASHINOTON (fl>, _ President Tinman's plan for reorganizing the Internal Revenue Bureau appeared headed for clear sailing .-in. the House today alter weathering its first vote. It probably will come up for favorable vote next Tuesday, but then it faces a stiffer test in Ihe Senate Congressional investigators of federal tax scandals declared meanwhile, there is no truth to recurring reports that their sensation-studded inquiry is to quitely fold. Hearings Still Scheduled Rep. King (D-Calif), Chairman of the House Ways and Means subcommittee probing tax irregularities, said the committee still has hearings scheduled on the San Francisco and New York tax situations. But whether the committee will go deeply into operations of the alcohol tax unit c[ the Internal Revenue Bureau, as originally planned, was not made clear. May Enil in May or June King told . newsmen he hopes to wind up the committee's work in ate May or June—shortly before :he political nominating conventions in Chicago. Thereafter, a report will be submitted to (.he House with recommendations for tax col- ecting reforms. King saM no "pressure" had been brought to end the investlgaticn, which could prove to be a political embarrassment to the administration in an election year. fercnce-room strategy and tactios —and we find at Panmunjom thai they follow It closely." Picking up the book, he said "Listen to this." Tlien he read: "Only the effect of a statement is imporlnnt, not Its truth. In making statements. Communists must net be concerned with truth or consistency. The Bolshevik lies K'hen tt is expedient lo lie. . Threats, abuse. Invective are forms of pressure. They will be used when it is expedient to put pressure on the enemy, . . ." Tile admiral stopped reading and said: "That's the way it is at See NEGOTIATOR on Paie 12 Tank-Led Brttislrljatije Egyptians ;f 1 - 6 H0urs F.V r AIR °,'- E8ST ' (AP '- BrltlEh "•°°P S *ith tanks support battled -hHVDtiai? rmltrt* fnr civ K^,.- n .... T ... . .. v*.vu Caudill nncl j. L. Gunn are other committee members. Street work appears to be the main target for the new economy drive. Alderman Nash snid work such as street widening and paving will have to be eliminated for a year. "If we can Just maintain our present streets," 5a jtj nc "^.u be doing well." ' In August of 1951, the' city borrowed $32,000 from December's Ml=- skalfipl County tax turnback to cnre for added costs of street widening work on the Walnut Street project when replacement of sidewalks, driveways and Inslallallon of new storm sewers boosted the cost beyond original contract specifications. $2.615 bank balance and several outstanding debts. Net revenue for 1052 Is estimated at $47,889, but city Clerk Malln warned that Ihls does' not present n true picture of thn financial situation as $70,000 of the estimated revenue will not be available until next December when the county makes its tax turnback. Deficit Takes JZS.OOO Also, about $29.000 of January's revenue was used lo wipe out an accumulated deficit during December of last year. If this Is su b- h ° U " !n Inlaf " a ffice reported "-•:— ™«*j. ftnuMi omciais reported r^'ri™<V h ™.^ mSh *° M ™ "»«• "> »" ****** Revenue Office Extends Hours For License Sale The Arkansas Revenue Department office tn City Hall here wiii remain open until 9 o'clock each night from Saturday until Jan. 31 auto and truck for the sale of license plates. Jan. 31 Is the deadline for purchasing the 1952 tags. To date, 3.6060 auto tags and 3 125 drivers licenses have been sold In North Mississippi County, according to Oscar Alexander, inspector for the office here. Car tag sale.; are running about 500 more than the total sold by this date last year, he said. He reminded licence purchasers thai a certificate of assessment the fiinV- rztnfct fn tt n _ .u_ . .. ' fighting yet In the Suez Canal'Zone. The British counted 130 E"yu- tians and 13 British soldiers hurt in the battle which the British in- mated to df.™ iVpU.^uxL 1 : Sn aH c r elT'uon^ lary nonce. Thp nr(li«i, „,„;„„,, ".Til m . _ r . e . In I ions iary police. The British claimed the police were fighting them In- tead if keeping order. Missco Man Named to State Church Council Heiify Hoyt, Leachville planter, , , was named a lay member of the Arkansas Episcopalian Executive Council yesterday at the closing session of the church's 80th diocesan convention In Little Rocfc. Mr. Hoyt is serving his third term as a member of the Executive Committee of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church here. He was nnmed to Ihe state council for a three-vear term. Representing St. Stephen's at the diocesan convention were Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt. the Rev. and Mrs William J. Fitzhugh and Fred S Saliba. Mrs. Hoyt represented the St. Stephen's Woman's Auxiliary Mrs Filzlnigh attended ns chairman of Ihe diocesan Department of Christian Social delations. She was np- pomled late last year to nil the un- expired term of Mrs. Lcroy Huddleston of Blytheville. At the convention. Mr. Hovt and the Rev. Mr. FiUhugn werc »,,. pointed to the diocesan Department of Missions. Elected clerical members of the state executive council Were the Rev. O. D. Lathrop Ft Smith, and the Rev. Robert B ml] .urefca Springs. The other lay member named was Dr. J. j. i See CHURCH on Page 12 gypan cane was called into emergency session e sesson possibly lo consider breaking oft completely with the British. Relations at Worst Point Despite appeals from outside sources for efforts to make peace In the Suez, relations between tlie British and the Egyptians appeared to be at their worst point since Egypt cancelled the 1936 Anglo- Egyptian treaty last October and demanded thai. British trcops set out of the vital canal area. The fighting began In Ismailia a midway point In the canal zone at dawn. It ended shortly after noon. Die British said, when Egyp- lian police resistance collapsed "Fight to Bifter End" Outnumbered two to one, the police had been under order* to fi"ht to the bitter end. They fired 60,000 rounds of ammunition before, thev yielded. The fighting occurred at two main centers—the Egyptian heallh center two blocks from Ihe police headquarters and at the police headquarters Itself. It appeared the heaviest casualties were at the health center. Prom in-side the building, 200 to 300 no-1 lice had been sniping a t the British. Lancashire Fusiliers moved In under a smoke screen. 36 Egyptians Killed At least 36 Egyptians were killed before Ibe brittle ended with the 2yptians' surrender. Between MO a ,,ri 6oa Ervpifan police were inside th c police 'head. Yanks Down 10 Jets in Korea; One 'Blew Up f Allies Ask Airfield Issue Be Pur Aside In Truce Negoriarions SEOUL, Korea (AP) American Sabre j et pi ) ots to . day shot down 10 Red jets over North Korea in one of the bluest air tolls taken in the Korean War One other JiIG probably was destroyed. At least three other Red p] anes were flle8 Its gotng to fako (riot of good careful manngirig to keep the city on n cash basis until Jan. 1, 1953" said Alderman Nash, "but that's what we want to do. It's going to have to be a year of economy " « .. ' At " le Council's first meeting An embittered Egyptian cabinet '"Her this month, Mr NaTh Md IMS called into cmi.nn.nrv «P..i nn aldermrn "this year when tlie Fie - nance Committee says 'quit spending'—quit!" Yesterday afternoon, Mr. Nash said we're going to have to bo cautious for this year and maintenance definitely will be our prob- jlem until next fall. Right now, >lng well to keep up with $ 10,000 36,000 Mr. Malln said "things Bre goin ., lo run 'nip and tuck' for a while but in July we should get a little rtjnei as, a, stute lurnb.sck nf iht-mt 553,000 Is expected then " The Income: Estimated revenues for 1952 are as follows: County mlllage .. Privilege licenses Vehicle licenses '".'.'_'_ Pi'llce and county fines Civil costs Dog licenses Engineering Department r ecein[s St?.tc Revenue Office rent F.H.A. Office rent State turnback '." " Race tvnck turnback"!!! Sanitation receipts Parkin? meter receipts". Missco Pair Association Natural gas franchise ! Miscellaneous TOTAL ESTIMATED " REVENUE American airmen fought tn» r ™^«~"^£££ e aste< > ™t or e sky In a racrag dogfight late In "ie afternoon by Sabr? s of the 81st PihUsr interceptor Wing Another latc * "• ttuuumr the dfiy, Earlier Battles Staged »™;s rpl a,™""—- iSSLffS*^ In the rapid fire air action r t' ?.°^ ?; J?°°« of Ha-ston? Te^Sl Plane. I Flamed Out'.' . ,' On the ground a series of h™ ° Ut ."! on8 tne Western "i patrols n nd Chinese O. S. Elglim'ArmTSib.d'them light engagements. 'We Caught Heli'-Libby Tea IAP) _ Allied r s suggested today set aside tcmporar- 2-10 n , ,, " c , s , olat mtr let. h ly nstrue. lion be 300 530DO :!?! • ncuuiieiy on other details of nolle mg a Korean armistice BroinktT o Ma) ' Ge "' "^ Fans reply later. He did not"™y"w^en"'' Barlcally. this is anther effort 30.000 j ,. v . N - Command to achieve 1.000 i !1 r «Ii:;!ic armistice as rapidly as ,„„ .BoEnblc," said B:ig. Gen. William 100 p Niickols. Allied spokesman The issue of whari-r the corn- Sec WAR on l': lTe 12 quarters, nicy filed out before noon. Before today's fighting tr>» un• •- °»icial tabulation showed at'least tn'-rt 5 ' :?.? c ™c7 ,rL 31 ™«*™™ »-L I.ISL uct. 16. figures were :ci) from British communiques and official Egyptian announce i- merits. Unofficial figures have gone far beyond those totals. Ihe City also will receive an un- I determined aimmnt of revMue in r*, I j ,»,. JO per cent of shelter mil from I W6 jendOnl 1 Wl O.-icfc.isaw Courts. Mr. Mjliii said is nor known how much this shortly amount will be. The Democrats Lean to 'Limited' Investigation of McGrath „,„ v , oiwL-osiiient me pink registration slip and the title must be presented. | Kidgway to Hokkrido LITTLE ROCK OP, _ Tempera, toes in the 40s and higher "e r » recorded in Arkansas last.night " Two weather stations reported below 10 readings. Walnut Ridsej had a 34-desree minimum and Oil-' cert 37 dr?rres. Other low reading.* Includrd Pav-; s^vMt % s c-rK'i^ 1 '"'™^ 11 ^ Bluff 44, El Do rado so a '^ ™ e J?^ lr >.. Dlv >s"on newly arkana 54. ar r from^orea. H, returned to Tokyo Democratic scniimnra was rcpori- ed today for a "Mmtted" congressional Investigate 1 of Attorney General McGrath. as the Hrmse Judiciary Committee put over until next Tuesday its final decision on a GOP-b.icked resolution to spotlight Justice Department activities. The committee lias nefore It a proposal by Rfp. Kraling iR-NVl o '" back,,,* an ln . But some Democratic members' —who outnumber the Republicans "fishing expedition." The same view was reported by jcvcral committee Republicans Kcatiii? lold news men he was confident "some Democrats probably «ill vote for the resolution." . Gas Fumes Suit department arc as follows Street Department Police Department Municipal Court Sanitation Department Fire Department General and Administrative Bond intcresl .. TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES $ 65.000 40.'oo 2-ilSO 37-0 18.000 39.9SO 1000 j the darner VIrs [inttic Fisher, r.t BJyihcrlMe Propane C'nmp. Mrs Fisher nncl Grady I had c'Mined a fa--lty Tts ncuion had canted" t r;u ,„,,,„,,,, when they were ovc-cciu; b\- fumes .ibou' two years aqo. Tlie tViai be- bnn yesterday afternoon and was completed this morr.ina. irbnnks :e con- s.OOO ! ailugcd instances of "influence ] and favoritism. 1 Ju»t how /»r committee Demo-1 senlcd nearly a dozen cases Involving "misfeasance or malfeasance, or both," In support of Ills proposal. City playgrounds Street Flushcr TOTAL REQUIREMEhrrs Comparison of this year's budget with that for 1951 Is difficult d'tie to a calendar change in the fiscal year. Beginning j an . t . tnp Cjtv K operating on the calendar year rather than the fiscal year of April 1 through March 31 as In the past This was due to a change In the terms of elected offlciah. the new budget shows expect"d revenues ol J25.040 more than were antlciptacd In the 1SS1 budget. Last year, the budget shoxcd es- Sce BUI>GET on p»ie 12 LITTLE LIZ— - « 9 , e 1S an obstinate garment. It goes right on itondinq up when Ihe shape that it's in tries

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