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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI . 361 BlythevUte Courier BlyttMvill* Dally Ne« Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 1952 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS City's Air Base Role Presented Council Jn Resolution Form 'Letter of Intent' Pledges All-Out Co-Operation with the Air Force City Council \vas to meet this afternoon to consider'a resolution slating the pax-t Blytheville is willing to play in getting the former air base here reactivated, Mayor Dan Elodgett said this morning. — - * A proposed resolution was drawn > lost week by the city^ Chamber 4% More Cotton Needed to Meet Quota in 1952 Senate Agri Chairman Tells Planters 1951 Yield Must Be Topped NEW ORLEANS WP, — Chairman fcEllender of the Senate Agriculture "comittee told the National Cottor Council today that in order to meel the government's 1952 quota, cotton growers would have to produce Jour per cent more than their re cord 1951 crop. Ellender, in an address prepare* lor the group's 14th annual meet Ing here, said the Agriculture De partment has called for 16 millio bales of cotton to be grown -th! year. Ellender said growers would hav to Increase their average yield-per acre 20 pounds to a total of 300. Young Remark Empnasiied The senator's remarks emphasiz •d the statement made earlier tc day by Harold Young, North blttl Rock, Ark., president of the Cotto Council. Young said that a decreased cot ton crop would prove dangerous, "K there Ls a big reduction," he ••aoi trl. "and the demand contln- «M to be strong, we may yet see oar Industry in the most desperate •ttvattan it'has ever experienced." Alternate Crops Listed However, Young said, the council would not attempt to tell cotton producers just-how much of ?. to grow. The reason for this, declared, was that farmers have of alternate crops they may Trish to plant. \ The cotton council president said the organization hart broken precedent In 1951 to urge farmers to turn out a large crop, due to thi Korean emergency. Response Is Kxcelkeiit He reported thnt the response had been excellent, and that the J951 crop recorded a 50 per cent increase over. 1950, fur surpassing the growth of any other commodity In addition. Young said, synthetic fiber manufacturers failed to register an increase for the year last 1 Commerce, and Air Force ofti- als meeting here. Maj. Gen, K. J. Timber lake, commanding officer of the Ninth Air orce, and a party of Air Force liters and civilian officials from Vashington were here to determine amount of community coopera- ion the Air Force could expect in lie event reactivation was desired, Their visit was described as the final inspection tour" prior to Vashington decision on reactiva- ion of the base here. Air Force officials asked Blythe- ille city officials and businessmen o forward a "letter, of intent" to Washington outlining what the city A'ould do to get thel base reactivated The proposed resolution to be presented to City Council is the result Is "Moral Obligation" "The letter of intent Is not a firm contract with the Air Force but is statement of moral obligation," Chamber of Commerce President Max Logan said as the proposed resolution was being prepared. "Any statements or agreements by the Air Force or men of Blythe- vil!e are contingent upon Congressional appropriations." Lt. Col S. S. Riddle of the Air Force delegation warned when here last week. The proposed resolution follows: ''Whereas It is recognized that the United Stales Air Force must justify its air base selections to the Congress prior to receiving the necessary authorization and appropriation to proceed; and "Whereas it is recognized that rie willingness and ability of ommunity to cooperate with the \it Force is a factor in air base se- ection; and "Whereas it is recognized thai he Air Force must have a clear tatement of the cooperation it may expect Irom the commuiuty in or- New Government Lends Hope for Calm in Egypt Prime Mimister Takes Oath of Office at Palace CAIRO (AP)—A new government was sworn into office today in a move directed by King Katouk and viewed by some Western observers as a step which might ease the bloody and violent dispute between Britain and Egypt, and foreign cotton growers remained at previous levels. also "IS THIS WHERE I BUY MY DOG LICENSE?" —"Chick," pet canine belonging to Lee Janet, 512 North Division .checked in early this morning at City Hall after Mayor Dan Blodgett warned that unlicensed dogs will be impounded. Although a bit myopic, "Chick," found the right office and ac- Jf. 3f if. + —Courier News I'liolo quired his "freedom tag," The dollar bill, cost of a dog license, is also the amount "Chick" would need to buy his way out of the pound if caught without his license. And he would still have lo spend a dollar for the license. Canine Strays Back in News: Hew Drive Set dogs are back in the Mothers March' Here To Help Polio Drive To bolster the March of Dimes polio campaign under way her Mothers' March" will be staged in Blytheville (rom 7 to 8 p.m.! illijrsday. it will coincide with similar 'j Mothers' Marches'* to be held [ hroughout the nation that night. ' u .mi •f. The cotton group's leader told hi listeners that the 1951 expansion •was not easy tor the industry tc assimilate. "It was unprofStable,...unplea'sanl ....unsafe....and filled with headaches and heartaches every step of the way. It created disappointments and dissension within the idustry." Res'rictluns Criticized Young criticized restrictions on the growers, especially price ceiling clamp-downs, which, he said, "achieved nothing" and seriously hampered production. He also predicted that "the emergency...is behind us.,.the farmer in 1952 can look forward to a calmer; frame of mind, with n better opportunity to think carefully of the market conditions in front of him." Another council leader. Boswell Stevens of ivfacon, Miss., a member of the Board of Directors, said cotton farmers will be able in 1952 to utilize weather forecasts to advantage in growing a profitable crop. desires to publish a clear statement of the ways It will assist the, Air Force in meeting its requirements f it undertakes to establish an air jase at the former Blytheville Aimy | Air Field; and 'Whereas the Blytheville Chamber or Commerce, Junior Chamber ! of Commerce, Ministerial Alliance, | KiwanLs Club, Lions Club, Club, Dud Cason. American Legion ' Post 24 and Waif ord -White American Legion Post 438 (Colored), have expressed their interest in the reactivation of the former Blytheville Army Air Held and their willingness to cooperate with the City and the Air Force in the event of such reactivation; and "Whereas the City of Blytheville has assured itself of the extent of Jts authority and capability as well is the authority and capability of any individual or group relied up- Sec AIR BASE on Page 10 Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; a lit- colder tonight. Lowest temperatures 2€-32 tonight. Warmer Tuesday afternoon. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy locally colder today; generally fair tonight and Tviesday. warmer Tuesday; high today 35-40. low tonight 30-25. Minimum thus morning—33. Maximum yesterday—42. Minimum Sunday morning—42. Maximum Saturday—73. Sunset today—5:25. Sunrise tomorrow—7:00. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m. today—.10. Total since Jan. 1—4.44. Mean temperature i midway between high and low)—475. ! Normal mean temperature for i January— 393.' This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—33. Maximum yesterday—40. Precipitation January l to date —«.&!. Monte Isaacs Dies Here After Short Illness Services for Monte A. Isaacs, 520 West Main, were conducted yesterday afternoon at Cobb Funeral Home by the Rev. Harvey Kidd, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, ind Dr. Alfred Vise, rabbi of Temple Israel. Mr. Tsnacs. who was 7-1, was HI only n short time. Office manager for J. C. Ellis at the time of his death, Mr. Isaacs had been associated with the Bcrtig Store and later with a gin company during the 35 vears he resided here. He died Saturday at BlythevIHe Hospital. ^ He leaves his wife. Mrs. Brooks Isaacs; a daughter, Mrs. Mark Richards of Bristol. Tenn.; two brothers, Harry A. Isaacs of Memphis and J. A. Isaacs of St. Louis; a sister. Mrs. L. Ltppman of St. Louis: two grandsons and. a granddaughter. Pallbearers were J. C. Ellis. Jr., Lagronne Whittle, Clarence Vickery. Gene Beard, Jessie Snyder and w". A. Anderson, Jr. Burial was in Jotiesboro today following graveside rites. The new prime minister, "strong man." Aly Maher Pasha, and his cabinet took the oath at Abdin Palace, where they were received by the king. A later announcement s>nid the new government would read to Parliament tonight, decrees ued under martial law. Farouk lust night turned Mustti- ia cl Nahas pasha's Wafdist Par- rcgimc out of office after the liFts gover nine ill's nationalist ampaign to drive the British out the Suez Canal Zone and The Su- culminated In a wild eruption f bloodshed and burning Saturday, he Nahas government termed the utbrcak mi attempted revolution. No Details Printed No newspapers here have printed ny ' details,Col Saturday's rioting, 'here wasr'rjo'official casualty fig- re, although deaths may have run o scores, including many trapped n burning buildings. Preliminary >olice estimates were that abou 1 !0 persons were kilted and 80 wound- d In the outbreak by mobs, who vere Infuriated by the deaths uore than 40 Egyptian auxiliary x>]icc In a clash with British troop at ismallfa In the Canal Zone Frl day. British Count IS Dead The British reckoned their dead, injured and missing In the rioting at more than 15, but It may go higher. The Embassy reported nine bodies found in the British Turf Club which was burned, and more may be In the flooded basement. At least eight Britons were reported niUsing. possible somrt of them the unidentified dead Hi the Turf Club. Cairo was quiet this morning, although some scattered shoLs were heard. Egyptian soidiers still were deployed at crossroads, along avenues and around embassies and big See EGYPT on Papc 10 Soviet Press Centers Fire on Far, Middle East; Officials Worry MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet Press today centered heavy fire on the Middle and Far Easier n situations and caused expressions of uneasiness among foreign diplomats in Moscow. Pravda, newspaper of the Communist Party, predicted full "liberation" for Indochina, Malaya, Iran, Egypt nnd Morocco. In another article, Pravda, In a dispatch from Rangoon, accused soldiers of Chiang Kai-Shek's Nationalists of violating the Communist Chinese frontier in "raids by bandit detachments of the Kuomfntang Gen. Li Mi." Reds to Study Proposal by UN On POW Trade Allies Hand Foe 14-Point Plan to Consider at Parley Inside Today's Courier News • . . . Osccola News . . . Starr Gazing . . . Page 3. . . llollyivooii's gorgeous throw- hack . . . Shelley Winters . . . rajc 5. ,,.. .Arkansas News Brlcls . . . I'a?e 2. t . . . County baski-thallcr* (acp 15-g.xmc sl.tlr this week .. . sports . . . I'afC 1. . . . iMtciely . . . Page I. . . . Markets . . . national poll- lies . . . Taje 10. will be picked upstarting today and impounded-until license fees are paid, the dog Ls vaccinated against rabies and a $1 bail fee paid for thc imprisoned en nine. Female dogs are to be a primary target of the new drive against stray animals, "Mayor Blortgett said, as it Ls a violation of "the law to let them run loose even though they have been licensed and vaccinated. "VYc have entirely too many stray female dogs," the mayor said, "and they must be kept up or impounded with the possible fate of execution in 48 hours." To Be Held 24 Hour.-* All dogs will be held at the air base for 24 hours and then executed if not claimed, the mayor said. Anyone wishing to bail out his pet may pay pound fees at the Administration Building at Municipal Airport, Mayor Blodgett said. The license, however, must be bought at thc city clerk's office. The city lias set up a "semi- permanent"—in* event the base Ls reactivated — pound at the air base and dogs will be held there rather than in the city where the howling last summer frequently caused a disturbance in the vicinity of City Hall. Dog catching will be done by the Engineering Department, Mayor Blodgett saul, which has put the city's portable, cage-type pound on a truck bed for collection purposes. A temporary dog catcher worked for several weeks list summer, but Mayor Blodgett said the task now would be hantJ'ed by Engineering Department personnel and no extra personnel would be hired for the job. Blytheville's dogs attained a der gree of national recognition last jyuvmnpr wrterx: 1. Thc city hired a dog catcher *rhc couldn't begin work until a pound vx-as located. , 2. A steel cage-type pound was built, but the city could find no site for it. 3. A site was found behind city hall but the dog catcher had quit to work in the cotton fields. 4. A dog catcher was, hired and the city clerk promptly ran out of dog licenses. City Clerk W. !. Malin, however, this morning said he felt certain thc city has enough licenses on hand this time. Only 25 licenses had been purchased by this morning, Last year, about 600 dogs were licensed- A total of 400 women are scheduled to participate In "Mothers' Marches" In Mississippi County. Some 300 will take part in the drive here. Mrs. Al Chaffin Is director of the "Mothers' March" here and Mrs. Jettie Driver is director in O.sceola. The "Mothers' March" will be similar to the "Porch Light Campaign" held hero last year. Between 7 and 8 p.m. Thursday, the women will conduct a door-to-door canvass for funds for the March of Dimes. Residents of BlyLhcville who w contribute are being asked to leave their porch light on din ing the "Mothers' March," Thomas Snod- ss of Little Rock, state representative" for Northern Arkansas of the Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, said here Saturday. Siren to Open Drive The opening of the "Mothers' M a rch 1 ' will he s iy na led by the sounding of tne city's fire siren atop City Hall. The siren also will signal the clo.se of the drive. Mr Suodgras.s said each wom:m taking part in the "March" has beon assigned 10 houses nnd all u'ifi be- Sce FOLIO on Page 10 MUNSAN, Korea I7IV-A detailed working draft of a H-polnt U. • N. plan for exchanging prisoners of Move Grows for Arkansas GOP Primary— Jeff Speck to Seek Governor's Office on Republican Ticket LITTLE ROCK C/P,—Jeff Speck, who polled about 50.000 votes as the Republican candidate for"governor of Arkansas in 1950, today said he'd seek the nomination again this year. Speck, a former Democrat from Frenchman's Bayou, tied up lite candidacy with these two movements: An effort lo obtain Ihc Republican presidential nomination for Gen. luscnhower. A related effort for a Republican Preferential presidential primary in Arkansas. "I Icel that one result of my announcement itiay be to create interest, in our efforts in behalf of Gen. Elsenhower and in attempting to secure a preferential primary in the state, 1 ' Speck said. Speck last night was named chairman ol the Steering Commit tec of a newly formed Arkansas- for-Eiscnhower Club. He previously had demanded that a Republican preferential primary be held in the stale. He sakl that the proposed preferential primary would be the only SCR SPKCK on Page 10 Car Mechanic Injured When Pinned by Auto Clyde Don ley, 33, automobile mechanic for Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Company, suflercd n broken leg nnd possible internal Injuries this morning when the car ori which he was working pinned him against a \vnll in the garage of the motor company. An employe of the motor firm SLiid D no fey svns working on the motor of the car and had asked Elijah Swnin. owner of the car, to start the motor, Mr. Swain apparently left the car In gear when he started It, the employe said, and the car lurched, knocking Mr. Dooley through a plywood work bench nnd pinning him igainst the wall. Following the accident, Mr. Doo- tey was taken to Walls Hospital. A few minutes after the accident, Mr. S«'flin collnpscd on the garage floor and also was rushed to the hospital. war in Korea W.TS handed Communist truce negotiators -today, The Reds promised to study thcj Jig Three Warn teds of Action n South Asia Officials Tell UN Aggression Could Bring Retaliation PARTS f/P>—The United States, Britain and France today formally nnounccd they would demand United Nations action in thc event f Chinese Communist or Russian aggression in Southeast Asia. John Sherman Cooper of the U.S. aid such aggression would be a natter for "most urgent and earnest consideration by the United Nations." Selwyn Lloyd of Britain Immediately declared his government associated itself with this "Important statement." Francis Lacostc of France said his country would demand Immediate and effective intervention from the U. N. if the Chinese Reds moved against Indochina. Three Make Declarations The three Western spokesmen made their declarations in the U.N. political committee during a debate on the question of condemning Russia for allegedly violating her 1945 Ireaty with Nationalist China. Cooper called the committee's attention to implied threats against Southeast Asia made earlier at this Assembly session bv Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky. Cooper E.atil he had been instructed by thc U. S. government to "state clearly that any such Communist aggrcsion in Southeast Asia would be In the view of my government be a matter of direct raid grave concern which would require the most urgent and earnest consideration by the United Nations." All Share Concern The American spokesman said he was "sure that ail of the Vfifice.- lovlng states represented here must share- the concern .of, my goyern: -over the' threat of further proposal. ! Communist nggresion in Asia which The prisoner exchange plan in- S(>e UN on rape 10 corporaies till basic potnLs of the • : — ' . Alii .rt proposal submitted Jan. 8, | Including voluntary repatriation which the Reds have said they never will accept. It is a companion piece to the detailed draft on truce supervision given the Communists Sunday. Reds Gfil Postponement Staff officers were scheduled to start work on this allied draft Monday, but the Communists asked for and qot a 24-hour postponement. Tho truce supervision sub-cu tin nil- Ice is in recess while the staff officers attempt to research agreement. Rear Arim. H. E- Libby presented North Korean Mnj. Gen. Lee Bang Cho a revised roster of 123,000 Communist prisoners of war held by the U. N., listing names in Chinese* *VH North Korean. He said the Allle nlso were ready to exchange infor motion on allegedly missing piv soncrs. Osceola Woman injured in Wreck Mrs. Christine Crockett of Oscc- •ln. Is In Campbell's Clinic in Mcni- ihis today .suffering from & dls- otatecl hip received last night in a raffle accident near Luxora. State Trooper Tom Smallcy said Jeff Speck S500 Judamcnt Is Awarded in Civil Suit Here Mrs. Howard Bowcn this morn ing was awarded a S500 judgmen from Ronald Wehler and M. C Stiles by a Circuit Court Jury hear Ins civil cases. Mrs. Bowcn was asking $500 for damages she said was done to r. bluldtng the defcndents had rnnterl from her, and also was asking rent Flora We'c'i, 75. Dbs; Rites Held Today Services fcr Mrs. Flora Welch, 75, [ Memphis, formerly of Qsceola, were conducted at. National Fu- icral Home In Memphis this afternoon. Burial was in Memorial Park Cftnetery In Memphis. Mrs. Welch died at the home of Her daughter. Mrs. Andrew Florida in Osceiln Saturday night. Her husband, the late Rev. Charles E. Welch, formerly was pas- ter of the Osccola Baptist Church. Active pallbearers were Mclvin Speck- David Laney, George Florida. Ben Butler Er^, Buddy Mason, O. E. Masscnglll and J. W. Karris all of O.sceola. Honorary pallbearers were E. P. Bradley, Dr. L. D. Mossey, D. A. Siler, J. A. Strickling. Harold Ohlendorf. Tommy Florida, Lloyd Gcdley, S. L. Gladlsh. R. H. Jones, E. II. Burns, Faher White and Roy Ware, all of Osceola; Roy Bartlett of Kansas City. Mo., and A. E. Scott and Kenneth Kimbrough, of Memphis, that Mrs. Crockett was injured | on thc b i ll]d | n? frorn * N ov. 10, 1950 when ihe car In which she was rid- | to lhc Umc O f the tria |. ng crashed into the rear of a car driven by Walter Wood. Luxara constable, on Highway 61 a mile north of Lux-ra. Mrs. Crockett was a passenger In a car driven by Jimmy Goodrich of Mr Stiles had filed a-cross-complaint asking $1,050 for damages re faid his business suffered bc- Mrs. Gowcti fiiik-u U) i:ecp [ Ba5c Rond Biaze Destroys Byreans' Home Fire of undetermined origin dcs- troyed the five-room home of Mr. alu i Mrs w . B. Byreans on the Air night. . thc tmildim; In proper repair, but j F j rc chief Roy Head quoted tile complaint was denied. O.sceola. Trooper Smallcy said. Mr. Goodrich. Mr. Wood and his wife j this morning In the all escaped injury. Beth cars were ; Judjic Zal B Harriso demolished. i not appear bromide ( No nrre.sus have been made as yet, j of a membefr of his family. Trcoprr Smallcy -said, but the In-1 '.e,'U",ntion of the accident was lo be Worf/1 Holder Sleeted continued today. j neighbor as .saying that the fire II G. Partlow presided over court i bHd made such a headway when it this morning In the ?bsencc of | was discovered that nothing was who could i saved the death Ohio River Chases 7,000 from Homes Secretary of AACOE Worth Holder, manager of Blythe- 47 Pay Tax in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK f=P,- -Records of ville Chamber of Commerce, was i the internal Revenue Bureau here elected secretary-treasurer of the , sno , A that federal gambling Negro Woman Reported To Be 101 Dies Here MARIETTA, O. (/Pi —Flood waters j merchants moved from 22 business * of the muddy Ohio River churned houses. T.OT-fl Arkansas Association of Commer- stamps have been isued in Arkan- cial Organisation Executives at a ; sas S | t ice Nov l These include' stamps issued to (AN lands today, chasing about j'pr^nn* from their Ohio and West Virginia homes. The Ohio caused three deaths ami This included 110 families and 10 | of Wheeling, parts of Bellaire and tirm.s at Brilliant, 4S families and | Bridgeport. tlrrns at Empitc and Stral-i Thc, Ohio Valley Board of Trade tl this left a prospect of two feet I " lcctin . g of the group ln Liulc Rock 1 These include stamps water running over one-fourth ,",?',.,_„ _.._ ., ... ! Joe A '- Ferguson and William Paul unl'ld property dnmflgc in the first Junction, Ohio 36 hours of Its rapid rise. j Across 'he river at Now Cum- Thp ciest of the flood ne.irud ; berland, W. Va.. 200 families mov- ~~ after turning the blsj J ed out. Othci families evacuated. Mr. Holder also was elected Ar- kpnsfc*' representative to the Board of Governors of Southwestern Institute at Dallas, a school for corn- ton and ei?ht families at Mlngo .said 18.000 persons and 3.303 build- - , , ings will be affected by the crest mercial organization executives, of *ho flood in Wheeling alone, j Fill.- mean? that many buildings | Car Reported Stoien will have water in them and that! bend of the Ohio at East Liverpool.! Next ares to retreat befnre Lhc! many persons will bo evacuated or | clarence Wilson of Osceola rc- Stnibcnville looked for a crest of river was at Wheeling. W. Va,, and win live in watery homes. ! ported to police here yesterday that Fannie Tnlley, Negro woman 5atrt[42 feel by noon and '.he river rose i Bridgejwrt. Martins Ferry, Bellalre! Tlivcr-isHe Industry in the area his ear, to be 101 yet*rs old. died at her cr.r foot an hovir just ahead of tlic crest Flood stage It 32 feet. Three arms nppt-arrd due lo I tlio river's biggest battering today. First to feel the river's mighti tal of 2,000 persons already v/as Stcubenville una the area just ed in the area Includinc 109 tarn- to thc south on both sides of thejilics at Wheeling and Wheeling )s- swolen stream. One hundred-eighty land. and ShadyiMdc. Ohio. This rmchtj j,hui clown lishl, throwing hundreds veil he ihe hanim hit .-po! along j '.lie river. Rescue Agencies e.-lim.'.UU a lo- hoin& on South IKh Street yesterday. Sh« had lived in Mississippi County for 65 years, coming here from h?r native Tennessee. Her laic husband was a farmer. Funeral arangements were Incomplete this morning hut W F, , ... ,..,. .... _. _ h Cobb Funeral Horns is in charge. Jin Jefferson, County, Ohio,, and j feet around noon—probably later— | Bridge at Bcllalre. s rmverf horn theh* homes J The crcM Is exported to hit 44.5 by walking arrow the Interstate oul of jobs. Residents of Br>lniie. Hi idK*}inrt, Martins Kci ry . and ShailyMde, on the Ohio M'do, could move only short distances became hizh wator covers roads in ail dilutions. They were crossing the Ohio River Into Wheeling gray 1D51 Henry J, was stolen in OsceoU Saturday night. »j 14* i . Alan Wounded Sgt. Billy R, Porter, son of Mrs, Margaret Porter of Canithersvllle, has been wounded In action in Kc- re.v according to a Defense Department casualty lUt, Kirklnda'l, both of Blytheville. Most teen-oaers don't realize that in a few years they will be as dumb as their parents AMI*

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