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Blytheville, Arkansas
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^^^"^•^^^^•^^^^^^^•••^••••••H BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NPIWRPAPPO *~iW VTCNDT-IT^* ~™ .,-..,...„*.. YOL. XLVra—NO. 1 Blytheville Courier Blyiheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TAFT AND KEFAUVER MEET IN WISCONSIN—As Sen. Estes Kefauver (lea) of Tennessee stood examining a Wisconsin map in liolcl at Eau Claire. Wis., Sen. Robert A.- Taft of Ohio strode by and they exchanged greetings. Both are campaign- Truman Set To Run Again -Anderson Ex-Member Of Cabinet Has Prediction By JACK BELI, WASHINGTON (AF) — Sen. Anderson (D-NM), a former Truman cabinet member, predicted today that President Truman will run for re-election. Anderson, secretary of agriculture from 1945 until 1948. told a reporter he believes a prcsidunUal announcement for another term eventually will come out of Truman's denial yesterday that Korean truce negotiations will affect his decisions. "I believe if we could achieve complete peace," Anderson said, "the President would not run, But we are not going to have complete peace by July. The President will be asked by the Democratic convention to run again and he will heed the convention's plea." Korea Has No Bearing Truman told rejwrters in Key West yesterday that developments in Korea have no bearing 011 his plans, thus repudating the "impressions" Democratic National Chairman Frank E. McKinney said he had gleaned in two days of talk- Ing with the Chief Executive. Supporters of Sen. Robert A. Taft stepped up a drive to win a good showing for the Ohio senator in Wisconsin's April 1 Republican presidential . primary and offset th e spectacujar demonstrations of sentiment for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in Minnesota and New Hampshire. Home After June. Eisenhower's comment, in Paris that his surprising write-in vote In Minnesota was making him "reexamine my personal pcsition and past decision" promoted Sen. Morse <R-Ore.) to predict ihe general will come home after the last of the state primaries early in June. Taft's abrupt and angry withdrawal from the April "15 New Jersey primary may have serious re- itl a vomitory committee ap. percussions in state convenUbiw-Jnj pearance. Sen.. Brcwsler acknpwl- BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1052 FOURTEEN PAGES ing fpr the Wisconsin primary election with Ke- (anvcr seeking the Democratic presidential nomination and Tart seeking the Republican presidential nomination. (AP IVircplioto) Sea Bridges Linked To Grunewald Case WASHINGTON Wj-The name of sen. styles Bridges (R-NH) confronted House investigators today in their probe of the mysterious role of Henry (The Dutchman) Grunewald in the Washington backstage scene. Bridges has been linked pre-» viousup nn testimony before a in House-ways and means subcommittee with a multi-million dollar tax case involving a Baltimore wholesale liquor dealer. Digging deeper into Grunewald's reported interest in the, case, the committee today scheduled an appearance of Hymau Harvey Klein, the Baltimore dealer against whom the government has slapped more than five million dollars in tax assessments. The case still is pending. Brewster into Hearing Brewster (R-Me) popped dramatically yesterday's hear r ini;s on Grunewald's tax affairs. In a voluntary committee ap. Maine nert week and in Michigan and Idaho early'/iS month. ' *^;" • The Ohio senator's decision not to compete with Eisenhower and former Gov. Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota in the New Jersey popularity contest — although Tart's name still may remain on the ballot — also could spur a write-in drive for Eisenhower in the April 8 Illinois primary. Taft supporters have been counting on the senator making a strong showing in Illinois I>iil Taft Src Defeat? To many Republican politicians here, Taft's no-contest action was an admission that he foresaw a New Jersey poll defeat the hands of Eisenhower and was moving to avoid His hotly-worded statement that Gov. Alfred E. Driscoll had "broken his word" to remain publicly neutral and had lined up the stale GOP organization against him was being compared with the Ohio senator's statement at Black River rails, Wis., Tuesday that "we've known he (Driscoll) has been for Ike for months, but I still think] we'll elect a considerable number of delegates in New Jersey." Sen. Malone (R-Nevi said Tafti had "a good excuse" for getting out of New Jersey but Sen. Duff (R- Pa> criticized Tatt for avoiding "a showdown fight with Eisenhower . . . where the people alone would be the judges of which man is the better candidate." This theme seemed likely (n be work-d to its fullest in the Maine See POLITICS on I'age 11 Senate Okays Peace Treaty Japanese Document Ready for Signing By President Truman WASHINGTON W,- The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a generous peace treaty with Japan 6'i years after the surrender in Tokyo Bay ended World War II. Thirty-eight Democrats and, 28 Republicans supported -the treaty late.jestrday as if rolled up a ei _ _ ^ j n ^ •rtj'nuififel S10.0CO info the'fteiiub'-i J. nc "^ , rt ,.... lh , rfii - Jlc»n .primary campaigns of "Sen. _ •*'""•" iwo-imras. •<, ...,Nixon---of CSalifornia and Sen I Olle Democrat, McCarfan <t>- Young of North Dakota I Nev> who oftcu opposes adminis- At the time. Brewster was chair- '/A" 0 " .P 0 '""*-.' 1 "* nine Republi- man of the Republican senatorial campaign' committee. It was "against the rules" for the committee to take sides in a parts- primary, Brewster conceded, but be did so anywav through Grunewald, I'art Is Revealed Sen. Bridges' purported part in the Klein case was revealed to the committee last fall by Charles Oliphant, who resigned under fire as general counsel of the scandal- rocked Internal Revenue Bureau. Oliphant testified that Grunewald inquired about the Klein case in their frequent lunchings together. Oliphant Gruuewald half. he got the idea acted in Bridges' be- Weather Arkansas fortcasl: Mostlv cloudy, Mattered thundersruwers this a ft- \McMath Says Hell Retain AMD Control LITTLE ROCK (APj—Gov. McMath today denied a published report (hat he would shift responsibility for operation of Ihe Arkansas Highway Department. He said in a prepared statement: "As governor of this state I, and I alone, am directly responsible to the people for execution of the highway program. "I do not intend under any circumstances lo shirk or abdicate Ihis responsibility. . ." (See related story on Page 3.) COLDER , cans voted against , Only the formality of the sipning ol a proclamation by the Malaria Spray Program Ready Crews to Begin Work in Missco In Near Future W. R. Summerville, area supervisor in charge of malaria control operations in Mississippi County, said yesterday that preparations are being made for the beginning of spray operations in the county the near future. Mr. Summerville said malaria control spray crews will begin work as soon as officials of the count j and the State Health Department find it necessary lo control the early spring mosquito. In making the announcement. Mr. Summerville said that at present automotive and spray equipment as well as other materials and supplies are being moved from the state warehouse in Little Rock to the Mississippi County warehouse located at the air base here. Applications are now being taken for five new employees to replace crewmen who will not be available for work this spring and' summei Mr. SummerviHe said. New men wil be given extensive training in al phases of residual spray work. This year, a fee of S3 will bi charged for each house treated, hi said. This is about one-half the actual cost of the work. An addl- , ........... -.. — ...^ „„,„. „„ auul n by the President | tional fee ranging from 50 cents up remains before the United States 'ward, according to sue. will competes its action to end tile state of war with its once bitter foe. Treal.v to Truman Tiie treaty is expected to he flown to Key West, Pla.. lor the President's signature. Officials believe he will act early next week. The document provides that it must be approved by at least seven of 12 nations, all with vital interests in the Pacific. So far It has been approved by five of these, in addition to the United States. They arc- Great , . charged for outbuildings. Coalition Falls In Finland Premier 'Fed Up' With Discontent be HELSINKI. FinLind coalition government of Premier — The Britain, Australia Zealand, Ceylon and Japan itself. Yet to act are Canada, France, Indonesia The Netherlands. Pakistan and ' The Philippines. Three Pacts Approved The Senale yesterday also approved three Pacific security parts which the administration has said were of equal importance. Those with The Philippines and with Anslralia and New Zealand Urho Kekkonen fell apart todaj over the price of butter and the premier submitted his resignation to President Joho Paasikivi. Inflation ,has been plaguing th next dcor neighbor of the Soviet Union. Kekkonen. leader of th Agrarian Party, has been premie since March. 1950. The present cab inet. the third under Kekkoner took office in September. 195] pledged to fight rising prices. Kekkonen said he was "fed up went through quickly on voice votes, with discontent and repeated r P rfY? W n h Jamn P^uced i tacks from his own group. Reli- some debate and a roll call vote in [ able sources said he would not co sent to head a fourth cabinet and hao recommended the president which it was approved 58 to 9 Tin's big event in Japanese history, by coincidence, fell on a national holiday — the arrival of spring. Steel Union Okays Plan To Hike Pay April 8 Set As Strike Day; Protest Made WASHINGTON (AP) _ Elated CIO steelworkers early today accepted a government pay boost proposal and cancelled a weekend strike threat, but a new walkout auger loomed on April 8 if the steel industry turns down the recommendations. Philip Murray's union jubilant. approved a Wage Siabllizntlon Board WSB plan for settling the steel labor dispute which has been going on since last November. Voted by public and labor members over stiff industry objections, it calls for a three-installment pay boost that will eventually total 17 1 /'? cents an hour, plus other concessions Including the union shop. These concessions, in dollars and cents, were estimated variously as ranging from 5 lo 12',i cents an hour. The board said they would amount to 5 cents; industry spokesman guessed 12':, and said they might eventually mean 42'/ 2 cents an hour extra. The complicated settlement includes union benefits in geographical and sliift differentials and in holiday and vacation pay. The steelworkers ' would gain roughly 10 per cent in their basic hourly earnings under the WSB formula. Union Asks 181$ Cents The union had .asked for 18; cent hourly pay boosts with othe concessions estimated la bring the overall increased costs to around 35 cents an hour. Steel companies gave no immediate reaction to the WSB plan, promising to do so later today. But WSB's industry members cailie] denounced the proposal in a blistering statement as unfair and iu- flalicnary. Murray, announcing his fourt! delay In strike plans, called foi renewed negotiations starting Monday with steel companies here and at Pittsburgh. April 8 .Vow Is Date The chief of both the CIO aivc the million-member 'stcelwgrkerj union sajd if no settlement w i t h steel' firms is reached by April 4, the unions will give 96 hours notice and strike April 8, Thus if the industry refuses to go along with tile WSB recommendations an eventual strike appears inevitable. The steel firms have claimed all along they could grant no wage boosts unless they were accompanied by compensating price increases. Steelmakers have said an expected S2-a-ton additional price allowance is too little to cover anticipated extra labor costs. "Appeasement" Charged The statement of WSB Industry members said the proposals are "union appeasement" and estimated they would cost the steel industry 30 cents an hour direct added labor costs immediately and eventually 60 cents. These figures were disputed by WSB Chairman Nathan P. Feinsinger who estimated the W.SB's public-labor majority recommendations would cost only about 5 cents hourly added labor cost, in addition to the IT.i-cent pay boast. Steelworkers presently have average earnings including overtime of close to S2 an hour. Their pay rates average about ilfil nn hour, ranging from S1.31 to about S2.50. The WSB's proposal calls lor 12'i cent-s hourly dated back to last Jan SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Reds Hint Readiness For POW Compromise -*/ But Proposal Is Not New/ Nuckols Says t MUNSAN. Korea (AP) — Communist ti-uce negotiators indicated today they may he ready to compromise on the deadlocked issue of exchanging prisoners of war. The Reds submitted a formal two-sentence version of their March 5 plan for trading prisoners. It made no mention of voluntary, repatriation, (he only important Issue blocking agreement. Iherc is "absolutely nothing new" in the Communist proposal, said Brig. Gen. William P. Nuekols U.N. spokesman. On the surface, he sola, it does nothing to break the deadlock over whether prisoners should have the right to choose whether they are lo be repatriated. No Significance Seen However, other observers Interpreted what the Communist, proposal did not say as significant. They said the Reds may want lo compromise, but are not ready to say how. The Reds suggested that negotiations proceed on the basis of prisoner rosters exchanged Dec. 18 Under the Communist plan the U.N! Command would return 132.472, and the Communists 11,559. Secrecy Reference Dropped Neither side suggested secret talks to speed agreement. The UN Command Indicated Thursday it would agree to off-the-record negotiations if the Reds wanted to abandon daily progress reports. A second group of staff officers working on truce supervision exchanged maps of 10 ports of entry faster Seal Campaign to Help Many Mjssco Crippled Youths ' ' - *- - '-* - e Herman of th'e many', .Mississippi County'v.ho will ben efit from the sale of Easter Seals mnlled this week in the IPth annual drive by the National Association for Crippled Children and Adults, according to Mrs. Bian S. Heath, general ch.iirman of the drive here. The only child of Mr. and Mrs. Pruitt, Harrison of Armorel. Herman was crippled in the polio epidemic of 1!!I9. "Like -so many handicapped children, Herman has n cheerful disposition, despite his serious illness, days in the hospital, trips to Inside Today's Courier Nev/s . . . f!.inninsr 'U.S.A. Cnnrf- dcntLi]' only stirs interest in it . . . eJitnrials . . . Page 8. . . . Itrliiml the lllackboard in Blyllieville schools . . . 1'agu 6. . . . Arkansas News Briefs . . . Tagc a. . . . \Vilson NCMVS . . . sociptv IMlte 1. . . . On Mlsscn Farms , . . farm news and review. . , I'aecs 10-11. . . . Spurts . . . I'ajrQ o. '. . . .Markets . . . I'ajje 11, through which troops' and supplies will move Into Korea during an armistice. The Communist maps failed toi show exact areas in which neutral" inspection teams would be allowed to operate. But the Heds promised to Ink In the necessary details over- it J tAn. 'Allied statt' officer raid ne expects "no trouble" ]n reaching agreement on areas to be Inspected. He indicated final details may* be worked out Saturday. ' fe A .compromise on prisoner exchange could pave the way to speedy agreement on an armistice. Aside from the Issue of voluntary repatriation, only two major problems remain unsolved. They are Comunist nomination of Soviet Russia to a neutral inspection com-' mission and an Allied demand for a ban on military airfield construe Unn in North Korea. S The Communist prisoner c change proposal would mean abandonment, at least for the time being. of d-mands for at] accounting See CCrtSn-Fini: on Page 14 * -Y- .f Campbell's Clinic, and the struggle to learn to walk," Mrs, Heath said. Children who need aid in Mississippi County arc not only (hose .stricken by polio/ but children witfi speech, heart, visual and hearing impairments, and epileptic and cerebral palsy victims. Funds from the drive in Arkansas SEOUL, Korea r/T")—American Sabre pilots destroyed or damaged also support a convalescent home 13 to 18 Red jets in a series of fi«lrt.s Thursday climaxed bv hi^lnrv', at Jacksonville, buy artificial [ longest Jet battle. 5 limbs and braces, and pay trans-j ra:^r;!,e r ^^ -K^** •*. — 'Ihe campaign which will be: minute doyfi^bt over North Ko- contimied through April 13 is be- Sabre Pilots Destroy 13 to 18 Red Jets in Long Air Battle that Taavid Vclhula. the party's parliamentary leader, be named premier. Mississippi Ready For Gen. MacArthur JACKSON, Miss. MV- Mississippi citizens put on their best nib and tucker tomorrow to greet Gen Douglas MacArthur. Truman Lets Party Know He Is Boss, Clouds His Plat. ernoon and tonight: colder tonight and Saturday; lowest 23-34 extreme northwest portion tonight. Missouri forecast: Thundersliow- ll v FRNFST VACrAnn !„,-» -it ,.-• , asa Ts.r-a.-js: ^S»-= ; asj^s:|r«SMy mo-.'e clouded than ever today as; to Miami a result of his public rebuke of jJcycees to Hold Scrap Drive Here A scrap metal drive will be conducted hcre tomorrow by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Members of the Jaycecs will canvass the city to pick up scrap iron .steel, copper, brass and aluminum. Old rags also are sought. scrap Leon Sullivan, St., Pioneer Resident Of Osccola, Dies OSCEOLA — Leon Sullivan, Sr.. pioneer resident of Osceoln. died ! last night at the SI. Joseph Hill Infirmery in Eureka. Mn., where he had been confined for the past "The crippled children In our! j,, ,he 40 minutes~bauicT28 Sa. community need continuing serv- Ores tangled with 40 MIGs in a ices, expensive ones, lo help them become self-suslninlnf; adults. We are confident that the citizens, of Blytheville are willing to [end a helping hand to help finance these Eight running over TO miles from Slnanju lo the Yah; River border with Manchuria. The longest previous jet battle lasted 35 minutes. The fi;;ht brought the Sabres' services and to expand them lo three day record to at least 31 and year. Mr. Sullivan, who as 81, was . , , born in Osccola and spent all of er- noon; rain southeast and snow or rafn changing to snow west and north Friday night with 2-4 inches of new snow likely northwest uy morning; strong northeast to north winds with considerable drifting snow northwest by morning; colder west and north; Saturday snow west and north and rain or snow- southeast; colder south and east. Minimum this morning—54. Maximum yesterday—78. Sunset- today—6:12 . Sunrise tomorrow—6:01. Total precipitation since Jan Mean temperature (midway Iween high and low)—66. Normal mean temperature March—51.2. This Dale Last Yew Minimum this morning -3,1 Maximum ye>tei day- 60. rrc-ipliation January I lo il party Chairman Frank E McKinney. Whatever else may be deduced from his news conference here yesterday, Truman left three Ihlncs clear: 1. He still is considering seeking another term. 2. He still considers himself the boss of the party and isn't letting anyone else speak for him. ' ' he may deride" to do ,2 •"'!;:" '"^ ^.l^''" »"<« Truman reitera!,,! he McKinney had told reporters he . Mela1 believed that Korean developments i would play a paramount part in whether the President sought reelection. ' Asked about this, the President declared tersely and without hesitation: In advance solicitations, met-al has been sought at garages his life h S ta,niel,,,:S— 0=- ^ ^^S^SSB Mayor Dan Blodgctt yesterday! he had been secretary of the issued a proclamation setting a-! Brickcv-Ayers Lumber and Gin side tomorrow as "Jaycee Scrap • Company here since 1008 South Has Summery Spring, But North and West Suffer s*r enroute nn .... '' Korea doe.? not enter politics of this country. Kefauver Moves Into Nebraska into the m all. rAPi-scn. Esie* ------- , „ „.,. ,v . has no hearing whatever on what.: [a " ver 'D-Tennt moved into . ruman l.* announcement in hi.s own good I.he date • j time. -~ would : himself when told N ipecled the President decision prior to May braskn today lo make the ! Services will be conducted at i [he Immaculate Conception Catholic Church here at 9 a.m. tomorrow with the Rev. Amos Endcrlln of Blylhevitle officiating. He Is survived by three snns, Leon Sullivan Jr.. of St. Louis. Hoban Sullivan of Pennsylvania and Ke-j Johnny Sullivan of Osccola. Nc- Ihe summery side ^^He°"»<J °» w*°p°» vote April'Charge Continued «„.„„ Bv The AssodMert Press Sprint was n late arrival in v, ide areas in rim ihcni and \vcEtcrn parts of thr country today but wealher 'Aas r j in the -South. More snow flurries hit sections' of ihe Rocky Mountain stales and : alone the Canadian border from | North Dakota cnst-ward throuch northern Minnesota and Lake Superior to northern Maine. j Noi'tli central Colorado—parth:u-! l;uly Denver— had its worst snow- i .s'mm nf ihr* -car. Up to 10 Inches' of ,sl?ishy fiiinv: rovrrec] the area. • .Air fJ;t-hts to .11 id from Dem or vfit- hrkJ up. some bus travel uns drl;iveri and one highway fatality; '.u^s traced In an icy road. i Traffic A,is snarled on Rlazrci street?. j The Colorado Highway Patrol re-! ported nil m:uK v,ere open but many; OIL.O A At Dcmer v,ere advised not u> leave! livestock. the city. | Cold Spreads Smilhwiuri ] Colder air spread south-Aartl and' ca.stv,nid over the Great Lakes re-! i>ion and the, central pnrt of the country lo the Ohio" River Valley, i Temperatures \vnrn near or below, free/iiie over most of the northern • tier of states. The rradinss,! 10 t<-> 20 above, were iti the north- j frn Horkies. | Ft was 9r> at Laredo. Tex. yes-1 tc relay. I Clo.minfi ,lob Conlinnes The iob of clearing snow-blorkert hivhua.vs in sierra Nevada pasM 1 ^ fioin Calif nrnia to Nevada eon- tinned Several persons were ma- rooiH d by snow in east central C.ilifoinia Roads to 200.000 cattle i and -100.000 sheep in north and ren- t trat Nevada were blocked by snow.! A st;ite of einiMuenry wa.s proclaim- j i-d bv Ciov t'h., r !.., Unv-,-1! ,,[ \v>' lui fidri.iJ aid fur Far East Air Force planes cut rails iiy 100 places, deployed 105 triicJci. 12 gun positions, four supply dumps, two rail bridges, 25 hunkers and destroyed or da ma zed 75 supply buildings. .Marines Scl Ilrrord Marine pilots also set a record with 726 sortie*. The, Leatherneck" fliers dropped ions of bcmbs a nd napalm on a ^prawlin? Red supply area near KarlVAa, Carrier-based plane.* scored 138 rail c»t,s along the North Korea's cast coast. Ground action was slight with tmal!, .sporadic hchts daring across Reds fired 1.012 rounds of artillery at U. X. posiUons Thursday. About 30 rounds were loaded with propaganda leaflets. LITTLE LIZ- When some girls lov-fc a they dJ it for alt he's wotth

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