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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER r)T» VOPTUVS o™ .„.,.,.„,„ .„ Btythevllle Courier BlythevilW Daily New UN Accepts Red Move for 'High' Political Talks But Allies Demand : fc Subject Be Confined To Korean Issues MUNSAN, Korea (AP) — The United Nations today accepted a Communist pi-oposal to begin negotiating a Korean settlement within three months after an armistice but rejected a Reel suggestion that the talks cover Far Eastern questions beyond Korea. The Allies endorsed two-thirds of * Red-proposed 3-point agenda for • nigh level conference but told the Communists they would discuss no Asian question other than that of Korea. The U. N. Command agreed to discuss 1. Withdrawal of foreign troops from Korea; J. peaceful settlement of the Korean controversy and 3. other Korean questions related to peace. K«ds Propose Poinls *fc The first two points were propos' «d by the Reds last Wednesday. The Communists nlso suggested the high-level conference settle "other problems in Asia related to the Korean question." Presumably thu conld include such thorny subjects as Formosa. In re-phrasing the third point, the U. N. would limit debate to problems connected directly with the Korean conflict. The Allies also insisted that South Korea be given a voice in the peace talks. The Communists Ignored President Syngman Rhee's government. A Unified Korea The TT. N. proposal would bring t*\« question of a unified Korea und«r an independent, democratic government before the high level post-armistice conference. The text declares: "The military commanders have not considered the question concerning a political settlement In Korea, Including unification under •n Independent, Democratic government md othtr questions aris- , !ng from but not resolved by this •4 armistice agreement." ' Mention Mississippi Valley Leader Blrtheville Herald This wai the first time Korean wiilleataon has come up during the long truce negotiations. Vice Adm. O. Turner Joy presented the Allied counter-proposal during a 10-mmute plenary session •t Panmunjom. North Korean Gen. Nam U asked time to study it. Another full dress meeting was scheduled for 10 a. m. Sunday (7 p. m. CST Saturday). The U. N. communique said changes rhide In the Communist proposal were "only those essential to bring the original proposal Into conformity with the U. N. Command viewj or to provide additional clarity." Long Red Trial Now Expected LOS ANGEIiES (/Pj—The federal conspiracy trial of California's 15 top Communists is apparently going to run a long time. At the end of the first full week, the first prosecution witness is still on the stand mid only 10 of 664 ex-, hibits are in evidence. A further delay cropped up yesterday when one of the five defense attorneys. Alexander H. Schullman, was stricken with flu. The trial was recessed until Monday. NAMED PRICE ADMINISTRA TOR—Ellis Arnall poses at his desk In Atlanta shortly before the announcement from Washington that President Truman had appointed him new Price Administrator. The Atlanta lawyer and former governor of Georgia succeeds Michael V. DiSalle. (AP WIrepholo) Reds Down Nine U.S. Warplanes Communists Lose None Soys Weekly Report from Seoul SEOtTL, Korea </p) — Nine 0. S. Fifth Air Force warplanes were lest in Red Korea in the week ended Friday. The Communists lost none. The Air Force, In its weekly summary, said Red anti-aircraft batteries protecting vital Red targets shot down seven U.N. planes. One F-S6 Sabre jet was lost in a jet battle, and one plane crashed after mechanical failure. Last week the Fifth Air Force lost 14 planes. The weekly average is about 10. Damage Claimed Allied pilots claimed damage to nine Russian-made MIG-15 jets during the week, but the Red planes all managed to limp back to their Manchurian sanctuary. In Tokyo, Far East Air Forces said Son Communist planes of ail types have, been destroyed, since the war; began.- Anothe r. 102. we re listed as;;pyorsluVy'ae.>tfoyi~rt-and-4u3 a.i'ftfi aged. This Included 220 MIGs;-'de- stroyed, 53 probably destroyed and 343 damaged. ' . Marines Lose Some '.'•'•-! Allied losses were given as 488 planes, including IBS jets. This includes some Marine:losses but none for the Navy. " - The report came as U. s. sabre jets damaged three Red MIG-ISs and probably another'in two clashes over northwestern Korea Satursy: Fifth Air Force said at least 175 MIGs were, sighted after morning snow flurries and thick clouds cleared away. Only twice before have that many enemy Jets been sighted at one time. 26 'Sabres Hit MIGs Twenty-six Sabres tore into about 30 MIGs In 'one action. Twenty-six other Sabres battled about 50 Red jets in the second fight. Firemen Answer Three Grass Fire Alarms The Blytheville Fire Department answered three grass fire alarms yesterday to 2209 Kenwood Drive, 641 Parkway and 116 South Franklin. An overheated oil stove at 2224 West Rose was also the cause of a fire alarm yesterday. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday; PARTLY CLOUDY no Important temperature changes. j be- ' for forecast: Fair today, be aoming mostly cloudy Sunday; warmer west end north today, and over state tonight; mild Sunday: high today 50 northcns!. 60-65 •outhwest; low tonight 35-40 nbjth- «*st, to 40 west and south. Minimum this morning— 29. Maximum yesterday— 63. Sunset today — 5:37. Sunrise tomorrow — 6:51. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 today— none. Mean temperature (midway tween high »ntl low)— 46. Normal mean temperatur* February— 43.4. Thll Dale Liul Year Minimum this mornina— 30. Maximum roslerrtay— 3J. Precipitation January 1 to date British Paratroops Jump into Jungles SINGAPORE m —British paratroopers jumped into a rain-s\vcpt Malayan jungle clearing today in a daring airborne -attack against a „„„,„- lc suspected Communist stronghold Mississippi. near the Thailand border. Fifty seven picked jumpers made the raid, first pnrjitroop operation against the terrorists in five years of fightng, to nip a reported Communist propaganda move—declaration of a Red state in Malaya THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BT.YTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 9, 1952 15,000 Whoop It Up Machine Took, At Rally for'Ike EIGHT PAGES Sfossen Is Question in GOP Race By JACK BELL (AT Political Writer) WASHINGTON W)-What is Harold B. Slassen, former governor of Minnesota, up to in a race that now looks like a Tan-Eisenhower contest for the Republican presidential nomination? That's 2 Question puzzling S0 ine Washington political observers as well as many supporters of Sen. Taft of Ohio and Gen. Eisenhower. The Taft camp thinks Stassen is off the political beam in challenging the senator on his home grounds in Ohio and forcing him to run in such states as Illinois ami West Virginia, where he had See STASSEN oil Page g By TIjs Associated Press Fifteen thousand noisy Eisenhower-for-president backers from six states whooped it up for the eeneral Friday night In New York's Madison Square Garden. The crowd fell short of the hoped-for capacity total of 18,500 but Sen. Lodge R-Mass.. manager of the Elsenhower campaign, beamingly called the first Ms rally of the 1952 campaign a ciiccess. "Usually we have to work to fill the Garden at the end of a campaign," he said. "Mow we're doing il at the beginning—with our man 3,000 miles away," he said, adding: '•This is without precedent." The delegations were from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. "We Want Ike" They chanted, "We want Ike," and joined in singing a revised version of Irving Berlin's hit song, "They Like Ike." A lai-ge array of television, stage and screen stars were on hand. Master of ceremonies Tex McCrary announced that the next scr- ies of Eisenhower rallies will be held In Ft. Worth. Tex. Meanwhile, backers of both Eisenhower and Sen. Taft of Ohio were reported annoyed that former Gov. Harold B. Stassen of Minnesota was in a Republican race that now looks like one primarily between their candidates. Taft Looks Askance Jack Bell, Associated Press political expert, wrote that Taft backers were looking askance at Stassen's challenging the senator In his home state of Ohio and forcing him to run in states where he had not planned to — such as Illinois and West Virginia. On the other hand, Bell wrote, Eisenhower supporters are annoyed with Stassen for leaving his name in the March 11 New Hampshire primary and for attempting to keep Minnesota's convention vote. Bell said one of Stassen's main hopes Is to emerge as a comprise candidate. Other political developments 1. Eisenhower backers acted U> take the general's name off the Democratic ticket in Oregon's primary election. They said that was what he wanted. 2. Sen. lour D-Ia (old a radio audience that Eisenhower "is .runnlrij stronger than any ,otii- „ '^flc^dhlft-iiflri^he ;So'uUi,'J'. th^t'J f President. Triimairi -is.not consifl-' ered » my papular choice bj Southerners and that Sen. Ke- fa»ver D-Tenn may have trouble nellini; nominated because he is "not as popular with the politicians M with the people." 3. Eisenhower defeated Taft 3.109 votes to 1,183 In a presidential preference primary staged by the Republican committee hi suburban West Hartford, Conn. 4. Stassen,; backers filed his narrte in the -.West Virginia pril maiy and Taft'backers said (he Knilor would he entered against him. 5. Stassen said he may enter a full slate in New Jersey's primary and Taft said he understood delegates friendly to him would be entered in .selected districts. 6. In West Virginia, Democratic Sen. Kilgore qualified for re- nomination for a third term. 7. Rep. Herter R-Mass announced he was available for the Republican nomination for governor of Massachusetts. 8. In Jackson, Miis., U. S. District Judge Allen Cox indefinitely postponed the trials of four pro- Truman Democrats accused trading federal jobs for cash OPS Regulations Clinic To Be Held at City Hgli A clinic on Office of Price Stabilization regulations will be held fit City Hall here Tuesday from 10:30 to 4, according to an announcement today by Worth D. Holder, manager of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Holder said OPS will have two price office representatives on hand to assist businessmen In complying with price regulations. 2 Forfeit- Bonds n Pretense Coses Bobby Brown and G. V. Daws totli forfeited bonds of 545.23 each in Municipal Court this morning on j charges of obtaining personal prop-! erty under false pretense. L Brown was charged with writing ! a worthless check as payment for a ! purchase at the New York Store and Daws was charged with obtaining some paint from a Negro under fcise pretenses, according to Deputy. Prosecuting Attorney A. S. Harrison. In other action, hearing for Ix;on Wheeler on a charge of driving while under the influence of liqu -' was continued until Monday. /. li. Westbrook, Jr. Pillows Eyed By 'Watchdogs' Hearings to Begin Against Wait* in Military Buying WASHINGTON. (/T)~ A House "watchdog" subcommittee turned from machine tools to pillows today in a campaign against waste In military buying. Chairman Hebert (D-Ia) of the Armed Services subcommittee on procurement said open hearings will begin Monday on the costs of maintaining three different military catalogues. The catalogues are something like mail order catalogues, only several times as large. They list items on hand, or on procurement, Each service has its own, leading to numerous duplications. One Agencj Sought The hearings are on a bill to establish one central purchasing agency for the government—and possibly one central catalogue for the use of all services. Committee officials say as much as 100 million dollars might be saved by eliminating duplication and competitive buying on items from pillows to electronics equipment. Officials Are Quizzed The subcommittee quizzed government officials sharply yesterday on a 69-million-dollar war contract for special lathes. The order for 157 «-inch turret lathes from the Fisher Body Division of General Motors was canceled Thursday. Cancellation will cost the government between flve and six million dollars, witnesses said. They told the subcommittee reduced aircraft production goals and increased availability of other equipment had eliminated the need for the Fisher contract. Ready fo Pay Extra Assistant Air Secretary Qllpatric testified that when the Fisher contract was given last September defense officials were prepared to pay extra for machine tools they considered necessary to increase the output of jet engines. The Fisher contract called for a price of $90,600 each for the lathes he said. The same equipment, matte SINGLE COPIES FTTH CENTS —AP Wlrephoto via Radio from London SWORD OF MOURNING MARKS DEATH OF A KING-W T Boston, swordbearer of the city of London, takes the Sword of Mourning, used only on the death of a sovereign, from Mansion House to Guildhall, for meeting of the Court of Common Council in London The meeting, called by Lord Mayor of London sir Leslie Boyce was to place on record London's sorrow on the denth of King George VI. Mansion House, where sword is kept, I. the Ima Mayor's official residence The city corporation offices are located in Guildhall. UMT Sites May Depend On State Liquor Laws WASHINGTON ^-Controversy over saie of intoxicant to l8 -year- olds who may take universal military training Indicates final selection of UMT training centers may be Influenced by state liquor laws. Villagers Pay Last Homage To 'Squire' Farmers Pass Candle-lit- Bier Of King George SANDRINGHAM, Eng. (AP)—Humble villagers filed through their hushed country church today to pay last homage to the man they called squire—Kino; George VI. Farmers, carpenters, woodsmen and servants sorrowfully stopped before the candle-lit bier to look for the last time on the coffin of their sovereign and friend. Inside the big mansion 'nearby where the king was born and where he died, Queen Elizabeth II—proclaimed throughout the land yesterday as the new ruler of the untish realm—remained closeted in sist P r lr ' <>Ur " ing W ' Ul hcr mother ar >d Flat; Files High The new Queen's flag flew Mart over Sanrtringham Houk It was raised there yesterday when finally she reunited with her bereaved family after first performing the first heavy and solemn duties of her HT n w l ta l'° n - Her father ' s stan d- arci wiifch had flown over the mansion until his quiet death In sleep con-In ' "° W COVer * hfs ° ake " I/'! 6 ^ dy ° f the /alkn . monarch lay in the nave of the little gray stone 16th century church, of st Mary Magdalene, 200 yards down a u idening garden path over which ft ' 1 . a ,l b l en C ,fr' ed lnst "'S 1 " '" the The Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday received a "tentative list" of 17 Army, Navy, Afarine and Air Force installations in 12 states where the six months of basic training for 18-yoar-olds could begin this year if Congress passes necessary legislation. Sen. Hunt (D-Wyo), said he is confident the committee will ap-S for the military schedule. J. L Westbrook, Jr., Appointed Cotton Picking Contest Head Nation .stbrook. Jr., lias been named general chairman of the 1952 ,°n Picking Contest, it was announced ioday by H I Hal sell, Jr., president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Mr. Wcstbrook will head the 13th here. National Cotton Picking Contest to be presented, here and the ninth to be sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He succeeds James Gardner as contest chairman. ••Chairmen for the various phases of the contest project are being appointed and the list will be announced later. Mr. Wcstbrook said. The new chairman served as cochairman of the 1951 contest. He also served as co-chairman of last year's Jaycee Beauty Pageant. Mr. Westbrook has served as first vice president of the Jaycees for the past year and received a "key man" award for his participation in club activities In 1950. He also was chairman of Blytheville's March of Dimes polio fund campaign last year. He Is associated with his father and uncle in operation of the Family shoe Store Inside Today's Courier News ...Bay surprises Chicks 67-50 .. sports,. .rase 5. .Society.. .Osccnla News Page 2. ...Arkansas News Briefs. .Mar- kel.s.. -Page 8. The National Cotton Pickim ~r, . uunun rJCKUlg Contest was originated in 1040 by Rosco Crafton, Blytheville businessman and civic leader. Sponsorship of the contest was taken over by the Jaycees In I9<4. Chicago Plans To Destroy All Hoodlum Power CHICAGO IIP,- Civic and political leaders, aroused by city-wide public indignation over the cold blooded killing of a ware! leader, plan an all-out wnr aimed to destroy hoodlum political power The shotgun slaying Wednesday night of Charles Gross apparently was politically motivated. Since his murder there has been an ever- swelling storm of civic outrage." Gross. 56. acting Republican commlttceman of the West Side 31st Ward, was a candidate for the post in the April 8 primary. He Officials setting up UMT testified the legal minimum age for .sale of liquor in 11 of the 12 states Is 21 years—well above the IB-year-agc of trainees. The mil state, Oklahoma Is dry. Hunt, a member of the committee, said the tentative list of training centers, selected by Pentagon leaders, fellows: Army: 6, Camp Chaffec Ark • Ft. Ord. Calif.: Ft. Riley, Kan.: Ft' Knox. K.V.: Ft. Dlx, N. J.: and Ft Jackson, S. c. Navy: 3. Camp Elliott. Calif.; u. S. Naval Submarine Station, New London, Conn., ar.d Norman, Okla. Marine Corns Marine Corps: o, camp Pendleton. El Toro, and San Diego, Calif..; U. S. Marine Corps School] Quan- lic.o Va.. and Camp Lejuene and Cherry Point,, N. c. Air Force: 2, Scott Air Force Ease. Belleville, -III., and Shcppard Air Force Base. Wichita Falls, Tex. The House committee. In approving its UMT bill, banned snlc of Intoxicants to the trainees, but al alcoholic content. James W. Wansworth. chairman of the National Security Training Commission, which would supervise UMT operation; called this "complete prohibition" and questioned Its necessity. lowed sale of beer of 1 per cent Copehert to Ask 'Death' for RFC WASHINGTON M>, — Senator Cape-hart (R-Ind) said today Vic will ask the Senate University Educator Defends Plan for 'Bold Experiment' FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. MV-The man who's heading the study of a proposal for revision of the teacher training system in Arkansas has defended the plan against an attack by a fellow educator. , posea mat. Arkansas set up a svs- LVan Henry Kronebcrg of the lem lor giving protective" teachers University of Arkansas College of! four years of general college wo" a committee wljlch has been study- Jf Ing the foundation proposal. Dr. Yeoman is a committee member. The Ford Foundation has proposed that Arkansas set up a sys- Education .^aid yesterday that any belief that the state would lose control over Its tescher training by participation in the Ford Foundation's suggested plan "has no Justification whatever,'' Earlier, Dt. Claude A. Yeoman, chairman of the Division of Education at Southern State College, Magnolia, hod criticized the plan on to bp followed by a fifth year of teaching "internship." it has granted J85.WO to aid In forming R oef- inite program, which the foundation must approve It additional grants are made. Dean Kroneberg said that "wha 1 ever plan is developed will be the Arkansas plan." He s»l« also that "I bflleve —13.—-—, ..-,. ,..-.-,..,.!, m t ^,jtiu vii . f-eve .ini. several counts For one thing, he If y.e work toKethei- In an attempt aid u Foald "surrender Ihe dlrcc- to devise a constructive snliitirm tlon of the Arks-nsa., cci,,, a uon pro-i we can sot up a pr*r am In Ar• lm ' S ° f ' hf CW'whtoI, wn proles!,",rlor "* """* - ~- - to set aside othrr business nnrt immediately late up a bill to abolish the muc'i- mvcstignted Reconstruction Fi; nance Corporation (RFC). __ r t iit The Senate Banking Committee was not one of "the cltyVt'or/GOP t! ' rcad - v nns agreed to seek an early •---•-- _ . .. . '. v "^.showdown on this measure and a second by Senator Fulbright <D- Ark) to make certain reforms in the agency. Capeharl told a reporter he be- is Under Fire Congress Group Reports Excessive 'Bribery Action' WASHINGTON (AP) _ A congressional committee said today 'on excessive number" of Veterans Administration employes accepted "bribes, gifts, unusual' loans, gratuities, services and ownership in schools" In connection with educational proarams under the 01 Bill or Rights. These employes, the committee said, yielded to temptations offered by "certain unscrupulous schools and Individuals." Tcii;uc Heads Group The committee, a special House ?roup headed by Rep. Teague D- Tcx., made its comments In a lengthy report which recommended writing of a new law to extend educational benefits to veterans of the Korean conflict. investigating the OI program since conclusions were leaders. But his brutal slaying gangland style has stirred front- ranking politicians In both Republican and Democratic parties FORMOSA KEEPS F1T-A llghl tank charges ahead In mock bat le practice slaged In hilly fields north ot Tainch. FormoM vvalchrr.g the demonstration in foreground (second from ri^htMs Ma].-Gen. William Chase, chief ot Ih* American mllilary mission ' It has been World War u early last year. Ainoug its these: 1. For several years, new schools started after 1914 were permitted to levy "unreasonable and excessive charges" which the govern - mcnt paid. t. SOTUC schools falsified cost data anil attendance records, »vc:c!iar,-,ccl for books mill tools, and tiilfed the VA for stuilcnls not cnrolted. 3. Many veterans took courses "for the obvious the resl " Poiice Stand Ca»r* A village policeman stood guard at the wrought Jron gates near the chapel, only the 300 odd village™ hc he could recognize as 'the nze as 'the Kings own workers were admitted. .. - ".j V ~" •*-t""'~' "^ uc- *wi vjit vo/juu* purpose of secur- Present Truman's now feud I 1115 subsistence payment™ ?£",*„ With tt\O ^/inotn n,,n_ .V.- rtr-r- .... . ... »"'.* <»ll-l, 1.1 Irt U ] M Trumans Attend Former 'Strip Theater for 'Flavorful' Show R.v ED CRDAOI1 WASHINGTON W, — The Truman family last night. such episodes as: The "fashionable islenne" who ,„_, .' ,. ., — "" : •"•""""»oie fans cnne who «cnt to the theater, made an appointment with a man Cities- oh the'-vifsr estate^-eicept for the King's game keepers'who kept a silent watch over the coffin. Four Stand Watch i In (heir Robin Hood-like green ,, buckskin jackets and dark: kne»/' breeches, the game keeper* toe*??, two-hourly watches, four at » time'" around the royal casket. ,. . .. the 8 a ™ keepers had • stood the same grlm WBtch , the body of the late King's father ; George V, when he died here. And : some had played with the late Kin* ' when he romped over the estate ' as a boy. Carpet Is laid Inside the church, a carpet had been lahl to hush the shuffle of feet past the King's coffin. A stronu ; warm sun sent shatts of multicolored lights through the stained glass windows. Pour candles flick- '• crcd nt each corner of the bier On the coffin was a silver plate engraved "Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor, born 1895 died There was a warm fragrance of ' flowers—roses, apple blossom, Hya- ' cinths, carnations and lily-of-the- valley — from the wreaths which my on the closed coffin. The wreaths hnd come from the Kings own family - his widow Queen Mother Elizabeth, and his daughters. Queen Kli.tabeth nrid Princess Margaret. No othe- wrraths were bought, for this was | n private mournfrg. Rrccze Billows Screen A canvas screen billowed gemly in the breeze near the sate to the church to shield the charicl from the handful of curious who had gathered outside. By twos and threes, the villagers were ushered past the lone constable Dnd up the shrub-lined path. It was no fashionable display—no pomp or ceremony—just, villagers dress'd In the black they wear every Sunday when they go to church. On the roads outside Sandringham. Army cars travelec 1 bark and forth along the two-mile route to ' the railroad station where the body of the King will be taken Monday to start the journey to London to one-woman show—all In the 1690s. t/x>se women. A sprinkling of "hells" and "damns ' He in state nt Westminster Hall for about piriiU'fa'n'rfYni" t ""*"' '" nelp ncr ot ' 1 th ^ e rtays Defore 'he funeral on aoout l aris »'_»nd__lnto her costume, should the FrUby ^rny officers said they occasion arise. The young woman known as were checking the route and the timing for the slow procession from ,„, the church to th j n j train which will < four-car special often it's the pretties* cfisKes Ihot end up wilh the most

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