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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS _ _ THE DOMINANT NEWRPAPPB r>w tjnvnrcf A t*~, . nv ..._*.. .. YOC. XLVII—NO. 264 BlythevilUs Courier Blylh«vill« Daily Nem Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevlile Herald TMDOMWANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND »OUTMEABT MISSOURI Contractor Tells Of Dragline Rental k McNulty Says He Paid For 'Stand-by Machine' By LEON HATCH . LITTLE ROCK I.AP)—Gordon McNulty, Pine Bluff contractor, testified today he paid $2,580 rental tor a standby dragline at the suggestion of an Arkansas Highway Department engineer. McNulty, a dapper man of 36, told the Highway Audit I Commission he never saw the dragline, which lie said the engineer told him was located some 25 miles from the job for which McNully was contractor. —•» He Identifed the engineer as M. • ||g |^ C- Fritz Methvin, who was state Allies Propose Talks on 'Final' Truce Clause !, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1951 SIXTEEN PAGES If Reds Accept, All Problems to Be Discussed at Once By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN MUNSAN. Korea U>)— The Allies .today proposed that truce negotiators tackle yet another problem clause of a Korean the final armistice. This Is recommendations to be- Vgerent governments, including ul- *tmat« withdrawal of foreign troops fcom Korea. The Communists have been wanting to talk about It since the truce negotiations began, If the Reds accept, It would mean •very key armistice problem would be under discussion simultaneously in a three-tent performance. Negotiators have been deadlocked *or weeks on agenda items three »nd four, supervision of a truce and exchange of prisoners. But Vice Adrn. C. Turner joy, senior Allied delegate, suggested simultaneous negotiations on item five In an effort to speed the signing of a truce. Recommendations Section The recommendations section was Included in the conference agenda to meet a Communist demand for -., ., withdrawing 1 foreign troops from "";: * : *or«!a. The u. N. refused to Kin•: ^jsider such a recommendations to •governments Involved in the Ko- -*ean War..The question then wo IX settled on a higher, poll' level. Brig. Gen. William P N Official U. N. spokesman, ii_ believes the Reds also pUn to • sent a recommendation for final settlement of the Korean (juestio at a higher level. ^ Allies would submit recommenda tions If a third tent is set nn at Panmulljotn. J-«v Has Suggestion In a letter to North Korean Gen Nam II. Joy suggested that if the Reds are willing to start talking about item five now they draw up force engineer for the Highway Department from August, 1949 until June 30. 1050. ' He said he paid the money to Methvin, who gave his version cl the transaction to the audit commission yesterday. Methvin, who had been district engineer at Hope for several months before becoming state force engineer, said he had retained only an agent's fee of an undisclosed amount and that the rest had gone to the owner of the dragline. He said he couldn't recall who the owner was or where the dragline was located. McNulty Sober-Faced McNully, who was sober-faced as he testified for anout an hour and a half this morning, said Methvin approached him while he was contractor on a job on Highway 28 in Yell County early in 1950. Methvin, he said, told him that he (Methvin) wanted some money. ''I told him I didn't see how I could pay him out of the job " McNulty said. He said Methvin then suggested he knew where the contractor could rent, a dragline. Methvin Was Supervisor He said that at the time, Methvin was the state's supervisor over his Job. He said Methvin told him the dragline was owned by "some man in Mississippi." When HAG attorney Cooper Jacoway asked him if the name was Cauble. McNulty agreed that "it was £ome;.hing live that." McNulty Identified bills from Mellum «r)d corresponding vouchers m payment to Methvin for the ..... of diesel nip tor juel a gallon. said he paid this item gh he never used the drag- and never saw it. He said M«thUn told him the fuel was with the dragline ready to be used if needed, <, Campaitn Fund Given tocNuIty also testified his two companies contributed a total of ' He declined to say whether the W* to the 'second term campaign fund of Gov. McMath in 1950. He said he made the contributions after it was suggested that he would receive sizeable contracts for supplying gravel a;- crushed rock if- he did so. McNulty said he was told at a conference at the Department building here g ere detailed working draft for the ' in lhe 5 P"ng of 1950 that "I would subcommittee to use as a basis ol be expected to contribute to the discussion. | campaign fund." Joy pointed out that the U. N. ! "' told them already has supplied drafts on truce i could." McNuliy supervision and prisoner exchange ! McNulty safd . "' told them I would help all I " the and item five was initiated by the j mcc t |n S included Highway r^,,,,- eommunlsU;. i missiov.ers Hoy Martin of Ft Smith Joy's letter to Nam II was handed • and Truman Baker of Searcy to North Korean Col. Chang Chun I Henry Woods, executive secretary ••San by Air Force Col. Andrew J. to Gov. McMath; former Highwav KKuuiey after a three hour staff of- ! Director J. C. Baker, and John K fleers' discussion of truce super- f Brown, then highway department vision terms. One Group In Recess The truce supervision subcommittee is in recess while staff officers purchasing agent and now slate purchasing agent. McNully Didn't Say McNulty didn't say who suggest try to hammer out an agreement j ec * ^he contributions, but he'said on all points except the hotly-con- '•>»' later Truman Baker told hin tested U. N. proposal for banning ! on several occasions that the cam airfield construction during an ar-! P a '? n needed help. . The officers spent most of Thursday's session studying the Ailicd proposal fo rorganizalion and operation of the Military Armistice Commis-^ion. Co). Don O. Darrotv told correspondents "i think we accomplished qtme a bit,'' SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS <Ji tjA* , BLOOD FLOWS FREEIY HERE—Among the Blytheville residents turning out to donate blood at the Red Cross' btoodmoblle visit here today were Mayor Dan Bloilgctt and Mrs. Nora Lunsford shown at left as they registered at tht Legion Hut. Mrs. Luusford, who has a * * * lit • —Courier News Photo* son serving in Korea, was the first Blylheville resident u> volunteer la donate B pint of blood. In (he photo at right, the first donor to give blood this morning is shown as he prepares to make his contribution He is Gerald Costlier of Manila. Inside Today's Courier Hews . . . Air Base re-opening is matter of what is text for most . . . (editorial) . . . Page 6. . . . Behind lhe Blackboard in Blytheville schools . . . Page 3. . . . Osceola News . . . you and your Income lax ... rage 8. . . . McMath and Moses clash an public vs. private power . Arkansas News Briefs . . . Page 9. . . . Blytheville beats Sleelc, Mo., 19-39 . . . sports . . . Page, 7. -.. Hollywood's gorgeous throwback . . . Shelley Winters . . Page 2. . . . Society . . . page 4. . . . Markets . . . Page 5. 50 Pints of Blood Given In First 2 Hours Here A total ol so pints ol blood had been donated by North Mississippi County residents by noon today at'the Red Cross blood center set up in the Legion Hut, leaving 122 volunteer risers lo be examined this afternoon. Tlie 50 donors.- represented two hours work at the blood center—or an average ol 2.4 minutes per donation, volunteers had been given specific times at which to appear in order to maintain the brisk, clockwork procedure. A lota-l ol 172 prospective donors time except on one final occaslur. when he told Truman Baker he thought he had done all he should He said In each instance, he made his contribution through Truman —Courier News I'lioto SCOUTS AID POLIO DKIVE—To call attention to the "Mother's March" to be held tonight for Die March of Dimes. BlyUievllte Boy Scouts yesterday afternoon stuck posters to store windows throughout S the business district. Shown here aflixing a sticker to a window at Sulll- ' van-Nelson Motor Company arc Raymond Miller licit) 13. son of Mr. were on the list of volunteers when the btaod center ^"«=i d Tl center U. i ne ccmei to continue operations until 3:45 pjn. today. The blood donated here today was to be turned over to the Defense Department, which was expected lo .send the bulk of it to Korea as whole Dtood. This was the first in n series of bloodmobile visits planned lor Blytheville, visits every two months arc being planned, H was the nim of the Red Cross here to obtain between 150 and 200 pints or Wood today."' , .Only . three rejections were recorded this morning. The bloodmobile was in Osceola yesterday, where a total of 163 pints were donated. Twenty-two rejections were reported in Osccoia. Leo Schrcick, Red Cross disaster chairman, and Richard Prewitt. blood donar chairman, were in charge of the Bloodmobile visit in Osccoia. There were 30 women volunteer workers. Robert A. Porter was In charge of the blotidmobile visit here. Cecil Graves Is Appointed Police Chief Cecil Craves has been appointed Blythevllle's chief of police, Mayor Dnn Blodgett announced at yesterday's special session of City Council. "Mr. Graves has been with the force since lhe first .of the year and ha s proved to me he will make a good chief." Mayor Blocl- BCtt told the aldermen. Before joining the force. Mr. Graves was warden with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for five vears. Bearded to Seek 'Rest of Term r Leachvillc Senator Asks Re-Election after Re-Districting Move State Sen. J. t.ee Beardcn o Bachvlile today announced that h will seek re-election—to linisli th four-year term for which he wa elected two years ago. The re-election of all Arkansas 35 stnte senators Ls necessary till fall because of a renpportlcnmcn ruling tliat cnme last Deccmbe from the Supreme court. The nil ing ordered re-districting of th state for senatorial representation .Sen. Bcarden is mid-way througt Ills .second term. And If he Ls elect cd in November, he .may serve 'either two' or four mere years. Senatorial terms are staggered, he' explained, and hence the 35 newly - elected senators m u s t have terms that will leave about hall to .seek reelection two years hence. Thus wl be done by drawing for terms. I Sen. Bcarden Council Approves Letter in Support Of Air Base Here City Pledges 'Co-Operation;' 25 Names Added to Petitions By HAROLD NANCE (Courier iiiwf Staff Writer) City Council yesterday afternoon passed a resolution slating 15 ways Blytheville would cooperate with the Ah: r-orce in reactivating the base here—and men circulating petitions opposing reactivation added aljout 25 names to the 50 they already had. The resolution was signed by Mayor Dan Blodgett ail eight aldermen, and the presidents of the Chamber of Commerce, Die Junior Chamber of Commerce Ministerial Al- lance, Kiwnms, Lions, Rotary, Dud Cason American Legion Post, and Walford-Whitc American Legion Post. A decision on reactivation of the* ' *p here Ls imminent, Air R>rce Truman to Have Name Removed From Primary ,' Baker. i McNulty said that S7.500 of the • „ I total was contributed bv the Inter- He said there was "no major dis- j state Construction Co.. 'and $2 500 i agreement 1 and "wp clarified minor! by Southeast Construction Co Mc- Th. r™ ' Nully is f>™ldcnt ""d a Jorge The Communists made no ob- > stockholder in each company- both . r and Mrs. Claire Miller, and Gerrae pov/ell, 13. son ol Col. and Airs. Gcoige Powell. Both are members of Troop 38. sponsored by the First Christian Church. .— made jections to most of the 13 graphs covered Thursday. Nnckols Set CEASE-FIRE on Page 5 Speeder Forfeits Bond Donald C. Gray forfeited a S10 bond In Municipal Court this morn- on a charge of speeding. para-1 of which have their headquarters "•-'-•- in Pine Bluff. The Interstate Construction Co. had been identified In previous testimony as having supplied a larpe amount, particularly In the Ft Sw HIGHWAY on Page 5 Wesfher Arkansas forecajti Partly cloudy to cloudy and warmer. Scattered shower.s and a few thunder.sliowers In east and south portions this afternoon, and in east portion tonight Friday partly cloudy and warmer. .Missouri forecast: Generally lair, warmer and rather windy today P»rtly «Jov;dy , to c!oudj> tonight and ; somewhat colder northwest Czech Tells UN Oatis Arrest Ended Important Spy Ring Mothers March Tonight To Obtain Polio Funds The mothers march tonight. They will knock on your door between ^ and 8 o'clock tonight seeking additional fund., for th- March O f DimK ^^ campaign. ' ' "Leave your poich light on," drive officials have asked Blytheville esidents. Some 300 Blytheville women Fords for 1952 To Go on Display Here Tomorrow said, with 17 senators to wind with lour— ycnr terms and 18 gel two-year tenures. The drawing will be done wh... tlie new senate convenes in Little Rock following the election. Sen. Bcarden, a planter and glii- ner. is currently representing 'the First Congressional District on the I State Legislative Council. He Is chairman of the Semite's Revenue and Taxation Committee nnd vice chairman ol the Rule.s Committee. He also is a member of the powerful Budget and Public Expenditures Committee and the Agricultural Committee. A resident of Leachville for the past 26 yciirs. he Ls a 32nd ncgreo Maspn and n Shriner. He and Sen. •J. P. Maker-of Helena .sponsored the bill wlikli brought about the current highway audit hearings. "I feel." Sen, Bcarden said loday. "t should have the chance to serve out the term for which I was elected two yc.-ir.'i ago. I made a hard race aeain.- : t a worthy opponent and wp.s electrd." Western Union Probe intent" from the city stating the amount of community cooperation the Air Force could expect would affect the decision, they said. Chamber of commerce and City officials preparing a proposed letter of intent during a visit by Air Force officers last week wrote It in the form of a resolution lo be- passed by City Council. ' Petitions Circulated Yesterday. It became known that petitions opposing reactivation of the base here were being circulated In Mississippi County. The petitions said signers "dissent nnd disapprove" of reactivation and that the great "clamor for reactivation of the base Is coming from small percentage ol the people who are looking for financial gain cnly." Signers have said they feel reac- tivation'would hurt the farmers by making labor scarce and lipping the cast of farm labor. They also have said they do not approve,of all the promises nude in a letter -of intent pawed by City Council. In the lorm of a resolution yesterday afternoon. , ' :• , City C6iiiit!l,,in<'f.!'^rf''was/called '01 8 ocl«ck !:?.ft n!sS3:'bnl was siid- denlj moved to 3 o'clock yesterday afteinoon,- ' Some cl the aldermen had to be out of town last night so the meeting wa.s held In the afternoon," Mayer Blodgett said tlifs morning. Many Show Up at Night Between 50 and 75 people were at City Hall last night expecting to attend City Council meeting and hear the discussion of the resolution, Mayor Blodsctt said. "All the discussion 1 heard from the group last night was favorable lo renctivitlon." he said. "I didn't Stf t'OO.VCfl, PASSES on I'age 5 But It Does Not Mean He Won't Run, Press Group Told WASHINGTON ur, ~ President Truman said today he will have his name withdrawn as a candidate In the New Hampshire Preferential primary. Iml. that- this would not preclude his running for re-election. The President airaln declined lo say whether he will be a candidate for another term or when he will announce his intentions. . At his weekly news conference, Truman t tried in vain to discourage questions on his pluns, saying there ' ' "(".things -to.talk WASHINGTON i,i>i— The Federal CommunciiHions Commission today ordered nn investigation into any rhe 1952 Ford tvil) RO on display »se of Western Union facilities here 'tomorrow at Phillips Motor Company, Walnut and Broadway. with illegal gambling -Air Base Stirs Citizenry To reactivate or not to reactivate. tli.it is the Question—and all Blytheville is answering it this morning. However, there are two answers. As a Washington decision on reactivation of the base here draws near. Blytheville residents on each side of the problem were voicing their opinions loud and clear. Max Logan, Chamber of Commerce president, and the Chamber of Commerce office In City Hall have been deluged with telephone calls and letters. The C. ol C. favors reactivation. Bob r.ee Smith and Max Waiters at 61 Implement Company, who have spoken In opposition to reactivation, have been deluged with telephone calls. The Cou.tcr News, this morn- Ins, received six letters to the editor on the subject—a record number. ?'-TEe^S-"-™ rui] - ne , , r ^..-_-.., ^nomination -without solng Into' any of the- stale primaries. , ' . 'President Is Pressed The President was pressed- for his attitude (oivnrd lhe action of James McPl-.ell. a lumber dealer, in entering his name In the Democrati: preferential primary In New Hampshire. The voting there March 11 will be the first of its kind In the nation this.year. Truman said he saw nbout that In the paper. He addrd his name will be taken out of the election. Truman spoke words of praise/or Ellis Arnall. former governor of Geoigia. who came out of a conference with him yesterday saying It was .snle to speculate the President will seek re-election. ConfirinnlloTi Declined The President declined, however, to confirm Arnall's speculation. He said he would be glad to have Arnall In his administration but did not Indicate whether he had offered the former governor a job. Trumiiii Inspects Flood WASHINGTON- M>, - Pre:,icl~nt Truman lock off at 10:12 a. m CST today on a flight over the four-state nrca damaged by the flooding Ohio River. The departure from National Airport was made In . subfreezing weather, shortly after the President had met with reporters for his wcr-'tK- nev s conference. Tr'p to Be Non-Slop The (;•!:> "•-.<; to he a r.mi-M-ip af- Scc TIUIMAy on 1'ai-e 5 PARIS MV-A Czechoslovak dele- gale told the United Nations loday hU country's condemnation of William N. Oatts. Associated ft ess chief of bureau in Prague, exposed and put an end to an important spy network. The delegate. Frantlsek Vavrlcka. spoke In reply to a slashing allack delivered last night In the General Assembly's QO-nation social committee by u. s. delegate Charming Tobias. Vavrlcka loM the committee 11 was witnessing &n American attempt to abuse the U. N. by slandering Czechoslovakia and bringing up a matter which was strictly tain. He Insisted oatis "His post In lhe Associated Pre«i was only an alibi." Tobias had told the committee Palis' trial was "staged" to intimidate all reporters and shut off news from behind the Iron Cur- join those in communities throughout the nation tonight In a simultaneous drive to boost polio lunds. connection — . — ..j , ....... i, ^ r i LlL i DI u.uiwiiy. Operations. Tlfe new Fords feature extensive body style changes that include i ncwjgrill design, one-niece vlna-l C*^» — ~ J. — "T" _ I J f" 1*1 n I sty$ Tender"" "" dtw and «-p£nare ' o/o (jODne/son, Doy/e Both six an eight cylinder engines are available, and the horsepower ol each lia.s been increased i Three lines of 105a models are] WASHINGTON ifi — The Senate | rr-d from further business wltli the [being produced, eight In the Main-j Investigations subcommittee told j government." "" '" ••• - • •- ' .j| C g ?rm ie today Republican Na-1 Emphasizing It did not j —••—••— »»» • v»v< ^* Vfl^l IV.UV^II^ U\JJIC I Were Involved in 'Impropriety' scries, fcvfii in the CiiMomlinc' scries and three In the Cre.stlinc • tional chairman Guy C Gabr'Omi ' Boyle "' »"l'""ng "illegal or scrles ' innd William M. Hm-lo .ir M< «„»! moral." it added: New- stage^ "Mother's March" in Bly- thcvme tonight. "Mother's Ma:ches" also mil t : nnd William M. Boyle Jr.. hLs or-e features also include foam; time Democratic counterpart en-1 • padding on pa^enper car Imaged In activities "bound tolcad; thal ll _ would dispel the appcar- ccnter-fill Eas fueling. su=- [ to charges of impropriety." . "Mr. Boyle's conduct was not «icli j ance of wrongdoing." The subcommittee reported Power to Ee Off Here Briefly for | Repair Work Arkan.sas-Mi.ssc.uri Power Company announced here today that power in .several sections of the city will be shut off between 1 and 2 o'clock tomorrow morning in order to permit transformer repairs. The poiv-cr will be shut off for an estimated 30 minutes tii one hour beginning at 1 a.m. so workmen can repair a tran-smittcr which has been leaking oil at the utility's mam substation here. An Ark-Ma sjjokc.sman said there will be no intcrnrplicn of power for o.-.eola and Wl!.-,on lo- was guilty pl.ire nlaht. To tall attention to this drive. Blylheville Boy Scouls macie the round- of store windows in the busings district to place po.,tcrs ivmdnws. « dcr. the ri,,k Club of nothing but trying to do a good lob a ? a reporter. Tin? Oatis c.lu;. Tobias said. W;< = "not merely a ca.-e of one man ir, prison as a result of a forced confession and a very clumsily-staged „ - - .rial. It was a calculated attack on i Ceremonial Session freedom of Information." , -waivn in»S V h Clt *. a i S . S - C ,- l * d . 0atls !? ad bcs "! The Bi »hevil!e Shrine Club at tried by a Igitimate court In ac- (meeting Tuesday night made 'nlan cordance w.th normal trial proced-| for . the Sahara 3 Temple ifr,^ a i in ,. w. L until a Jater mating. C;mpBred lo previous models thp (lew Foicls have a longer whccloa'c. ' wider front tread, more ri;ld frame ' and new steering linkage with | higher turning rstlo. ! Blytheville Soldier's Body Returned to U.S. The body of a Blytheville solrllcr killed til action in Korea. Is among the 317 being returned from Korea for re-burial In the United Slates. Pvt. Duncan's body was scheduled to arrive at lhe San Francisco : aboard Ihr USS Marr|\:r:ltr V:.-lorv I body here is not known. (D Nf i irl th ! auucuiuuiiiiee reported i:O i scull " . i evidence of improper Influence" byi" irovcd iinani.-noiis-jc.abrielMn in representing Cutha^e^i mOCiatS AtlfL llirrfr ' Hvrirnrnl h«<r.>T-<s the DTPf -\rtn_ u_ «!"!Ct 1 findintfl were app:_ „,..,_ ly by the four Democrats Ann three Hcpubhrans of the subcommittee ne heads. Neither Boyle nor Oabiu-1- wn wa.s accused of any illegality. The report denounced the American I.ilhofold Corp., St. lx>uls print| ini! lirm. tor paying fto.s to Boyle. l several KUVCI iimrnl officials anr, others in hiah pluciv. anr! H-.IJUK Ibetn i.oslly gifts and "lavish entertainment." It recommended llwl "the government should be guarded in ai'.v further business with American Litlm- fold or any othc-r company whic-n Hydtocol before the RFC after he became the chairman of the Republican National Committee." H l.ilrt down a principle that "officials of the major politUi.; par- lies, whether paid or unpaid, hold ixjsilioiis in the llatiup of a nu.is;- public trust. . . Tln-y rsu:sl refrain from any acts which are illegal. Immoral or patently improper but—as expected of a public official—they must also avoid the appearance of wrong-doing by avoiding that type of activity which might lead the public to believe or suspect that , hospital*, the water system and the ^i.sculhea.st and west portions ot the And probably the business dis- chicanery is taking place." The report was based on test!- engages in corrupting practices," | and that "any finn or Individual .... .._. „„_ _„ ull .. . '.vlio sfk.s to bring improper :,:-' mony taken at public hearings •<•-„ fli!f!.cc to berr nn fsovevr.niriii re-tfalt ai whltii B-ylc ard Gn1r>!<rri :l.?itmi'in* or *hn has a h : .r'iei,>i;:-.d each swnre he 'had don- nothing of Influence leeMnj should be bar-1 Improper. »».iwin> LITTLE LIZ— ^#^Mgi* '-rawte* ( *» Sometimes you con Ml by locking oto girl whot kind of o poii she is gon-.g to hove eL.

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