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JBLVII—NO. 270 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THKDOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NO RTHEAST ARJCANSAS AND SOUTHEAST „,_„_, BlythcvUle Courier Blylhevllle Datly Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevlll* Herald BLYTHEVILLE._A8KANSAS, THURSDAY. FEBKUAKY 7, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS THREE-WAY CRASH—Smoke boils up from a smached pick-lip truck Itop left photo) that «us one of three vehicles that crashed on Highway 61 about a mile north of the state line early this morning in a wreck that hospitalized at least four of the six persons involved. In the background is the Cadillac driven by Burl Jeter of Portageville. The pick-up —Courier News Photos was driven by Phillip Koxu-y of Slcele, whose father, N. Koury. was & passenger. The Cadillac, in whicn Mrs. Jeter and an unidentified sailor were passengers, (top right) was left dangling over the side of a bridge. A panel truck, driven by Harry c. Christain of Jrmesboro, (lower right) was thrown into the ditch below the bridge. 4 Hospitalized after 3-Way Traffic Crash near State Line n /,V"1"-"- T c / ew worki "K under the Highway 61 bridge at the time of the^'irlpnt pulled the driver of a panel truck from water about two feet deep into whfch the truck had Ko'ir • KCJrJ ''| CaUBht r ' le ' The Kourj ' s wcrc of j came to rest on the shoulder ,-if of the highway, members of the crew- working under the bridge, said. The Cadillac came to rest with Newsman to Tell Russian Story Of Massacre Cassidy Viewed Groves Under the Guidance of USSR Br RUSSELI, BRIN WASHINGTON (Ap American newsman will tell gressmen today how Russian authorities claimed proof that, the Germans massacred 10,000 Polish officers in World War n. Henry Cassidy, former chief of the Associated Press bureau in Moscow and now news editor of the National Broadcasting Co., has been called to testify before a special house committee investigating the massacre In Katyn Forest. , Four witnesses have told .the committee already that thfV^^i's-' eians shot and strangled th^^'b- llsh prisoners whose bodies we're found by the Germans. Forest Near Smolensk Cassidy was one of a group of Moscow foreign correspondents taken by the Soviets to view mass graves at Katyn in mid-January, 1944. The forest Is 33 miles west, of -Smolensk. The Nazis located the Braves the previous April when they overran Smolensk. Berlin immediately broadcast the news snd said the Soviets had done the killing. Moscow authorities answered the charge within 48 hours with the claim thai the Nazis had killed the prisoners after capturing the area. Tadeusz Romer,' former Polish ambassador to Moscow 1 , testified that Soviet authorities had refused until then to answer official Polish Inquiries as to the whereabouts of 15,000 missing Polish officers. Soldier Wore Mask A former Polish soldier, wearing a pillowslip mask to hide his iden tity because he has relatives behind the Iron Curtain, testified yes-erday that he witnessed the shooting or bxirlal alive of 200 Po- llsti officers in Katyn' Forest. The See MASSACRE Page .1 reported In serious condition. Mr. ChrLstain suffered a broken leg. A hitch-hiking sailor known only by the name Newman was treated for slight injuries but M-as not hospitalized. He was In the car with the Jeters. A witness, Ralph Ennis of Ca- rllthersville, said he passed n pick- whieh the Kourys Weother Arkansas fiirrcasl: Fair and warmer this afternoon and tonight Hospitalized S Joricsboro; and Mrs. Burl Jet Portageville. The Kourys and Mr.s. Jeter were the risht rear tire off the bridge on the opposite side from where the panel truck plunged into the water. The accident occurred about 10:40 a. m. Eugene Drace of Iberia, Mo., member of the road crew, said he' and Willie Baucum of Fisk and Fritz Morfield of Preeburg, pulled the driver of the panel truck from the water. "His head was under water when we got to him. He was dazed or. 'stunned and would have up truck were riding and when he looked in his rear view mirror.'a Cadillac was trying to pass the pick-un »llo. . panel tr»-k joirig in '>-,?. .;;•- positc direction . prevented '-tl'iei ~v.~. n. .^- v .^y.»r^»? Cadillac from passing anil \vlienl the w «"ls'iicld of thtKJ-ar' rL. „„it pulled hack behind the pick-up, i b ; lnd1 x ™ s driving aiitf: was injured drowned if someone hadn't gotten him out." Mr Drace sa Mrs. Jeter ..... -^ c-no • it apparently struck the truck, iir!! about the heiui Ennis said. The vehicles' were thrown across the road and the panel .truck hit them and careened off the brio>e into the ditch, he continued. Skidded 50 Fctt The pick-up skidcd about 50 feet to_ the end of thc^, bridge and B-29 Crashes Near Tokyo | Mr. Jeter was slightly injured about the face, but did not go to a hospital. ' The pick-up truck driven by Philip Koury burned after the collision and was a total loss Tile other vehicles .were heavily damaged. fl Men Below Bridge Mr. Drace of the highway crew saM five men were working" under the bridge but that no one was on top of the bridge or along the highway at the time of the acci- powers Opening a two-day debate on his proposal to raise 12 German divisions for the European army, Adenauer said he realized Germany could not be admitted to membership in the North Atlarilic Treaty {fcrganization NATO, "today or tomorrow because election of new members to NATO is a complicated affair which takes time." Consternation Caused Widespread consternation was - rught five Force near Tokyo, the Air The Japanese Kyodo News Agen- The Kourys are prominent Steele officials he was hitch-hiking to • —j~~« n c «* nvji'ii- uii»-iMis ne was nilcn- 'i .fi j planc ' s boml > 'oad ex-(his home in Mississippi K£=a-JFrS «»--•=••*» H™'~ »,]-;:; -»=»'--£.™ MII.D Friday fair and mil* 1 .Missouri forecast: Fair and warmer today and tonight: increasing cloudiness and mild Friday with chance of occa.sio:-.s! ra:!i Friday night; high today 40s northeast upper 50s southwest; low- tonight in 30.s. Minimum this morning—29. Maximum yesterday—53. Sunset today—5:3S. Sunrise tomorrow — 6:.=i3 Precipitation 24 hours lo 1 a.m. Germany Promised NATO Place, Adenauer Says BONN, Germany (API—Chancellor Konrad Adenauer told his Parliament today West Germany is promised eventual inclusion iri the North Atlantic community oy the peace contract now being negotiated between the Bonn government and the Western Big Three occupation New Queen HometoTake Over Throne Elizabeth II Flys to London From Nairobi LONDON (AI>) - Young Queen Elizabeth II returned to her homeland today to ascend tlio tin-one KIK! bm-y King George VI. The 25-year-old Queen of the United Kingdom and the dominions overseas reached London airport at 4:15 p.m. (10:15 a.m.) after a flight from Nairobi, Kenya. It was exactly a week since she left London, to make a round-the-world tour of five months. In resounding, historic phrases, Elizabeth, slim and 25, will lie formally proclaimed Queen tomorrow. After si years, a woman again reigns over Britain, her colonies and the Commonwealth. At the Sandringham royal estate, where licr father died peacefully In his sleep yesterday morning, si- tent, sorrowing carpenters sawed hammered and fitted the King's coffin from a great oak tree, felled months ago on the estate where he was born and died. Body to Lie In Slate The body of the Monarch, dead at 56 after years of strain and 1)1- ne.ss, is expected to lie in state for three or four days in the gray, 16th century Sandrineham church, where he worshipped every Sunday he was In residence there at his lavorite country retreat. One of Ellz.-ilKth's first and most saddening duties is to make arrangements for her father's funeral After lying In state at Sandringham and in London, lie will be buried from St. George's chapel at Windsor Castle noxt week. Already, the dutiful Elizabeth wa: Queen—from the moment of hei See QUEEN Page 3 Patterson Cites Proposed Span Kiwanis Club Told Of Bridge Progress Missouri State Senator Pat Patterson told members of the Blytheville Khvnnis Club yesterday' that in his opinion .the proposed Missouri-Tennessee bridge across the Mississippi River at Caruthcrsviile "will be one of the greatest things that has ever happened to South- cast Missouri. Northeast Arkansas and Western Tennessee." Speaking at the weekly meeting of the club in Hotel Noble yesterday noon, Sen. Patterson, who represents Missouri's 25th District in the stale legislature, said a recent survey showed tourists from 28 states, the District of Columbia and Canada cross the Mississippi Rivc-r on ferries at Caruthersville, Coltrm Wood Point and Tiplonvlile. Twin. Sen. Patterson is a member of the Missouri - Tennessee Bridge Commission and he told the Ki- wanlans of the history of the commission and the work it has done toward making the proposed Ca- ruttiersiile bridge a reality. He said at present three sites rtre under caused i:> France and Western Europe earlier thus week by a report Adenauer had told his party West Germany wanted NATO membership and the Saur Basin before It would furnish troops for the Eur- opeati.army. "Adenauer later denied the statements attributed to him. Today he told Parliament the preamble to the peace contract now under negotiation contained these passages; "The common aim of the high contracting parties is to incorporate the German Federal Republic in the European defense community on an equal basis" and "this European defense community on its part will be incorporated in the developing north Atlantic community." Buildings Guarded As Adenauer spoke, the Parliament. and other government buildings were heavily guarded by iwlici; against threatened Communist Reds, Allies Give Ground on Rotation But Key Issues Keep Porleys 'As Far Apart as Ever' MUNSAN, Korea (AP)-Rccls and Allies each cave ground today and nan-owed the gup 0,1 troop rotation and the future ot displaced civilians. But negotiators remained as far apart as mistice. . ° n kcy issues Koran ar- Inside Today's Courier Newi . . . Behind Hit Blackboard in Rljlhcvllle schools . . . Arkansas News Briefs . . . I'a^c 5. . . . Efslil games On M!s«o cage schedule . . . sports . . . I'age it. . . . Oscpola News . . . you and your Income lax ... r.ige 2 . . . Society . . . rap. 4. • .^Markets . . . I'aje 3., 13 Trusting Motorists leave Keys in Autos, Trucks on Main Street An enterprising car thief with a few assistants could have made a sizeable haul on Main street this morning. A total of 13— and 11 could have been an unlucky number for one of them — trusting motorists parked their cars and trucks on Main Street this morning and left keys dangling invitingly from the ignition locks. These 13 rcady-to-steal aulos were counted by a Courier News reporter during a brisk ten-minute walk along boll) sides of Main Street for three blocks in the heart of the business district. The vehicles noted ranged from 1952 model cars to pick-up trucks of varying ages. US. Is keady to Okay and tumuli broke leftists within the demonstrations out from the Bundestag Lower House. Twice the chancellor warned booing deputies he would eject the disturbers unless they remained quiet. Outside some SCO demonstrators, mostly women, carrying Communist slogarmprl placards tried to inarch on the Parliament building and were driven back by police with a water house, police then roped off Ihc road leading to the building. Truman Praised Caudle Shortly Before Firing ny JOHN si. WASHINGTON (fl'j-Tht- United States Is prepared to agree lo proposed Communist "recommendations" lor a high level conference to discuss a permanent political settlement In Korea. The meeting would not Up held until after a'cease fire had stopped all Korean fighting and the recommendations had been acted on hv the United Nations. The proposal was forwarded here day ii'ial It -l-a-l-l INV. . n by Gen. Matthew B. Rldgway . the J^.' l ^^ 1 ^, u " '«» U.N commander. American of fi- troops from Korea- peaccfu" set cials s,,,d It would gel immediate tlcment of the Korcin „> Lfon" attention and indications were that and settlement of "other ues o, s Allied negotiators abandoned de- uands the Communist,'; trade displaced civilians for u. N.-held war prisoners. The U. N. reiterated, however, all prisoners must have the right to choose whether they want to be repatriated and that Impartial teams inis-!- Interview civilians to detcr- nine whether they want to live in North or south Korea. . An official O. N. spokesman, Brig. Gen. William p. Nuckols. told newsmen before the transcript of the negotiations was available that the demand for civilian interviews also was dropped. The record shows (hat Ibis was not the case. Heds Give Ground In an adjoining tent the Communists gave ground in the dispute over troop rotation during an armistice. The Allies said ' they would talk about the Communists' dcfin- ition of coastal waters and consider dropping t wo demands relating lo troop dispositions during a truce. But the key isue of whether the Heds have the right to build and repair North Korean airfields during an armistice has been shelved for the time being. Study Continued The U. N. Command continued ils study of a Red proposal that a high level political conference be held within 90 days after an armistice Is signed to consider all Asian problems looking toward peace in Korea. The Allies diri not suggest a date Set another full dress session on armistice agenda item five—recommendations to governments involved in Korea. The U.N. said Wednesday it would request another meeting after studying the Red clra.ft. C'ounlcr Offer Hinted Washington sources said the Communist proposal \s under study- by •, top level, officials and oen. '"-'"•—'- •-'•tJgwuy probably will '.inake a counter of- ' oTfa'Bs'e sources'; said the 'n. S. Is prepared to agree to a conference to consider withdrawing foreign troops from Korea and -peaceful settlement of the Korean question but will balk at discussing broader- issues such as Formosa. Staff officers working on truce supervision and prisoner exchange will meet again at 11 a.m. Friday in Panmunjoin. A Ridgway- shortly will be Instructed to submit, a counterproposal. Plan In HE Different The counterproposal would differ from the Communist plan In some respects, it was said, but no' nn the main point of holding a politlc.il conference if the present talks at P.inrnunjom succeed. The problems of post armistice lalk.s" with the Reds on the future of Korea have long teen foreseen and are understood to have been discussed in principle by the Oni- ted States Britain, France, , , and other U.N. countries lighting In Korea. U.S. Has No Objections It is understood these discussions have made clear that the American government, as a member of the rclaled to peace In Korea." Tile first two points appear i raise no difficulty from tile Amcr can point of view. The third point may prove troublesome. It 1.5 believed here because In defining it the Reds Indicated that they wanted lo talk about broad Far Eastern questions including Formosa, which is ,!IP headquarters of the Chinese Ni" tlonalist government recognized hy Yank Damages -jTwo Red Jets Light Snow Palis On Battle Lines; Foe Hit in V/est Elhert Alley Quits City Police Force ; s , '-An American j «ibic jet pilot damaged two Red I MIG Jets in a three-minute battle toda ' WCr ™°"'' MVC P t Nor 'h Korea LI. William C. Shofner of Wayne pKla., riddled the two MIGs' In a fi^ht Involving 17 Sabres nnd 30 Red jots. s '"> f "er said the first MIG he Ckl ° d " was "^hlng puffs of - .-*. K . i_.,i_.tv imc^ am;.i WASIirNGTON Wj — President' <• " J '" consideration for the j Truman wrote T I.arnar caiidlc -i' " a " nErccmc!il - °" dlscussi.-Hi south nnd one north letter of narisc 1u,st 28 davs h^fr,^, i " r ."' cl ? m!l ««>'s lh ere may be some bridge, two south nnd one north of Canither.svillc. but that an act-. ual site cannot be selected brcause of a delay in the construction contract approval. The commission Is scheduled meet in St. Louis next Tuscday. he snid. when the present proposed conlract w-ill be revised for the third time in hopes of getting It approved. | At .yesterday's meeting, tire Kl- u-anuns discussed plans for their annual Ladies Night banctucl to be letter of pari.se Just 28 days before I d ,K tym he flTWl Hif« ^e *n ncr-tet**** _..^. U,iM.nLV>. he fired him as an assistant attorney general. But. tho White House said, the letter V.-RS vuilicn before Mr. Tru-j man received definite information ! lh about Caudle's "outside activities" which led to the Nov. 10 ousting Mayor Attends Committee Meet &.K.. has no nbjcctions"to lw£\^^u™T l™™^?'"? mg in political talks on Korea member of {he Elythev I P »1 — - — —- ,;.„,.- ,mo questions but would not want to be! Department A,i, • / o ' tho Srifet 5 r of Mar.~hi.ria He fir-d bourn) lo discuss broader Issues such j G rlv a L^, £ U is mom^' " Bnolher untu his ">»"»"" on as Formosa and Red China's bid ctrrf r-r, ,, nioll »»i!- . iv.-u e?:hac-!«I. "•"•"""""sssssigi.^stsas -£1>^«£"£«r£S i-Kl car n».--l,, „ f" c<l l clc!lr «l tlwuis the afterr,™,. Paots 'ice-int -Hiri < " |Mv '- lni!in - "<•*«• '«- .reported cutting Red rail lines at .1 hope of ami-inn with the Reds;„, ,""" '" '?' :t ' nl -«"« lie was 71 paints and dcstr-vm= or dim- on arrangements for permanently 1: , '? s !' a ™»S ">elcr oflk-cr. , a =in- 12 svl pp| v builriin-s" pacifyine and unifying Korea. ( Ct[cl Ori »es .said Officer Alley's 1 Li~ht s ,,ow fell "li a• n» thr h-,t Three Issues Cllcd iri'plnccmcnf h-. .... u '. i . *".-.'" Mloa 1eli a!I a': "8 Uio bat- In (iroiiosing the political mcet-^~~ Jne. t>ic Communists .stated yestcr- , . on ihe whole political conference project as it shapes up at Panmunjom. informants Furthermore. holding of a conference would not of itself mean there was any s has not been named. i t l c line today — none. Mean temperature imidway between high and low i— 42. Normal . mean temperature for February— 13.4. This Date List Year Minimum this mornins--23. Mas-tintim yf-sterUay 4.S. Pi •••.•Imitation January 1 lo d.Ue — 1.89. held nt Hotel Noble Feb. ». Club I Ma >'° Dan Blotlg-tt attended a. ij n • *, of thc Arkansas MunicI-] MCX PorKS Srill ^UO'.S r:<i-/'i]Iii-i' /.n.^.^tn^^ 'President Milton Webb announced ' meeting that the banquet would take the 1 >' al Lengufs rxi-tiitive committee yC M:y^^^ n ;cJr o 7;j /Ho!din 9 H«s Own' Uru^irm pcriaincd to drnflu-.^ of ' V <;r*f?>, £ 9 :/l^ fwfj place of next week's meeting. Bill Farnmond and Olen Grounds were inducted as new members at.! div „.,.-,„,, WU ii.ainc(i 10 onitn-> of i yesterday's meeting. Guests were' lORlslative work in rcaard to hoim-i A " aucncl; " 11 al w »"s' Hospital: A. O. Kallman. Ray neld. Charley • rule for cities in Arkansas 1 this mcrnin S! reported that Max ""•"• --•* '••- -- ...-.,-. • ' Parks, v.ho is In a serious condition Whue and Jimmy Lowe. Albert | It is i.opert that a proposal will be s ' Vl ' ho is in * £criou s condition Fairficld and Charles Garner were pl.ici-d bclnre Die ne-it m«ellii" of ''""" injurics received in an aulo- v ''-"-"'8 Key Club members. iho Arkania.s Lcclsiaturc he sairt i "''° 1jilc accil1 ™ 1 Sunday night, was " : !___J ["still holdin; hi-, own," 6^ MASS f.HAVK IN KATYS VOKKST- —AP Wircplioto Col. John H. Van Vlict told a House Investigating committee in Washington tliat the Germans made this picture in May, I8«. wt.en tl:ey look him and other Allied war prisoners to the scene of the Katyn Forest ma.,,,..cie ol some 10000 Poh=h war prisoners near Smolensk, Russia. He says It i, a view of a partially emptied mass grave of Polish otficeis. and that he and other Allied officers are In the group at the edge of the trench. Van Vllet testified lie K .-evinced tlm Russia,,..., ,,ot the Ow-mans, were responsible for !|IT inr.:..-t,,-,,.. T1 ,| S , s OI1C 0 , ,„,, „,,!,„,,,, MV! H M |jy VKI) v| . ct wtiKh »CIR nune a part of tne conunntce recurd,- Armed Forces D.ny Stories of Floor-Sweep, Mai'.y Oyster Forks WASIIINO'I'OV. M>i — Armed forces .sixikOMiicn hav,- Isbolod as completely »n!ni> .sioiie.s Ui.it the Air f\>rce u.scd 200 pounds of coffee as a floor sweeping compound and thaj thn Navy has "a million down oyster forks In surplus " Sccretary'of the Air Force Finletter told the Senate Appropriations subi-oinniiltce yr.st«rd«y an liivc.,1iaal|iin was nli.dc at Cur-^«e!l An I!a., P , nc .u F,,n. \v,,,th Tex., where the eoflee wastage w.is all -jrtl to have nt-uiired. 'Ihr-:,- ',^1- mi evidence ID r|iir,- ti.-jiiir.^ of inr."..-, scrgcar.t.s IK- s.,id, tli.-it tofTcc Kns usrd for noor swci-tnn: "nr (lispjsf:d of hrc.su c Of .'p(.jiM~c " Vice Admiral Charles W. Fox, chief of N'nvy supplies, denied the DJ-ster f'.lk .-'ji.-th ol hr:c. His wife and Mr.s. M;iri;are! neen -Smith were killed in thr nct-idf-nt. <!\ t'l l messes. lie x i|,j Djiif Kt.llOf) il... Ill Official Says Newsmen 'Traffick with Enemy' TOKYO ..v, - Gelt. Mattlie* B. nido-.v;iy's public lllfonnatlon ofti- ccr today said feme U. N. Command news correspondents are aUi in« llii'h ill-Killers In covrrlntr tin' iiiuiistlri- lilts nt Panniunfiiii !••" ' ;>-i"rn<.,..'rm and trallickiiif tti'.h the enemy." CAMBRIDGE. Mass. lAPi — A conplo ol Harvard .sophomores- not to be ouirione by mere R\is- s ' an!t -slapped themselves totlciv into what they claim is a new record. Tired, if not sliphappy. Ricli- | ard Mortimer and ! Tliorn wound up a fa- marathon that tvrohe a 48-hour . record reputedly helrl by two . Russian students. The record w.vs "••ported by a columnist. j Since 10 a.m. Tuesday t]:ev had I bi-en Hltfrn.iloly shippins c.ich "thcr. not too hard but never- 1 theles,!; not too lightly, at 10- sfcond Intervals. Ami with rertricmVi faces, not to speak of eyes, they went over Ihe record mark before an auril- in ihflr l..>viMfM ilnu-v i[iuulci> iiifi.-j 'Ihi-i- Had dime 4«.luiui-.<- ' and 10 seconds, bettering ihe ! ' for Face-Slapping' Klissian mark by tii.it extra 10 seconri.s. A diet ot b.il-.anr.s and tomato juice had simaino.i shc.i; through the bewildering contest A w.itter of S128 with ether sl-.idcnt.s inspired ihe lapfcst. tL/TTUUZ— Tliere oro ihree classes of Trad- et-> in Wall SUcef- txjIU, l>eors and iusl pkim donkey^ ^^«»

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