The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 3, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVlII—NO. 12 Blytheville Courier Blyiheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blyttievllki Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLA*rHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1952 Yanks Destroy Eight More MIG's— Prisoner Deadlock Break Is 'Rumored' MUNSAIs 1 , Korea Wi—Humors of a possible bleak in the prisoner exchange deadlock cropped up today when top Allied brass arrived shortly after U.N. truce negotiators postponed secret prisoner parleys. TWENTY PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE GENTS TAFT WOKKCKS JUBILANT — Campaign workers (or Senator Robert Taft stnge a victory party in front of a bi|> picture of the Ohio Republican In the Wisconsin state Taft headquarters at the Medford Hotel in Milwaukee. The jubilation resulted from Taft's victory in the Wisconsin primary In which he captured 24 of the state's 30 delegates to the Republican convention and hit the come-back trail in VMS drive for the presidential nomination. (AI 1 Wirephulo) Red CrOSS Drive Increased Interest in Politics To Be Continued Through April Speaking at the weekly meeting $12,664; 16 N, Missco j of the club '» Hot el Noble, Mr. o *- c«.:n ki_ t i . Speck predicted Collections Now Total $12,664; 16 N. Mis< Reports Still Not In Total funds collected in the current Red Cross drive have readied the SI2.CC4.10 mark Campaign Chairman E. J. Cure reported tills morning. With 16 North Mississippi County communities still not reported and the funds .still short of the S20,- 000 goal, Mr. Cure said the drive would continue through-out April. The Chickas.-uvba Chapter goaJ of £16.000 was raised 25 per cent following disastroxis storms which sv.'ept this area March 18. Jefferson W. Speck of Frenchman's Bayou, candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, yesterday urged members of the Ki- waiiis Club to "take a greater interest in politics and the coming presidential election" as a means of helping lick the soicalism problem this nation now faces. Speck predicted that the coming presidential election will be "the most important one In-which I have ever participated." Using free enterprise as his top- is. Mr. Speck told ihe Kiwanians "too many of us take too many things for granted. Too many of us arc too complacent about our Weather Arkansas forecast.: S thunder storms, locally afternoon and tonight Easter Seal Sales Reach $621 Here Easier Seal sales today totaled S671, according to Mrs. Blan Heath, chairman of the drive here. This is less than hall the amount of last, \ears contributions, which Blythe- uxlliary m&mbers hope freedoms." "We are living in a political era. The entire future of our nation depends on politics whether we like An Allied spokesman said the prisoner talks were postponed 24 hours for "constructive purposes." There was no announcement as to why Gen. Matthew B. Ridgwny. top Allied commander; Gen. James A. Van Fleet, 'Eighth Army commander, and other generals flew here for conferences with the U.K. armistice delegation, An oificial spokesman snid it was not "a foregone conclusion" thai an important development was imminent. He did not deny, however, Uiat there was such a possibility. . Observers said it mnrht be significant that the list of lop-level officers included Van Fleet and Brig-. Gej). Francis Doitd, commander of the Koje I.slami prison camp, scene of two bloody riots in the past two months. The Eighth Army would handle the actual exchange of prisoners. The joint .subcommittee of top- level negotiators met for the first time- kit two months Thursday for its first attempt lo break the deadlock over whether Russia qualifies •AS a neutral nation to help inspect Korean truce, •'We had a meeting in which tltiii" new happened." said Man. Gen. WilHam K. Harrison. Postponement of the secret prisoner exchange lalks stirred immediate speculation that a new move to end the deadlock may be in the offing Similar recesses in the past have preceded important develop- Truman Threatens Seizure of 'Steel' live purposes. "But I am not giving [U1V him, at all as to any progress or lack I of progress In the prisoner of war talks. On the other hand, il would completely incorrect to say it j was caused by friction between the Uvo sides." Daily IlrierillKS Kllminalci! Since daily briefings on the prls- oncr talks were eliminated. March 25. U.N. spokesman have announced only that the staff officer.'; were exploring a Communist ! roposal. The Red.s suggested the prisoner exchange problem be worked out on the b:is ; s of prUom-r rostL-rs See WAIl on Page 5 Inside Today's Courier News . . . OsTcnlu News . . , Starr GajliiK . . . 1'agcs 0-7. . . . Milligan Kirljjc begins re- huililing . . . Courier News Pbo- fo-Fealtire . . . Page II. . . . Siiring brings \varniug or dangerous clnjf days . . . cclilur- l.ll-s . . . 1'age 8. . . . Snclely . . . Half Moon News . . . Page 1. . . . Xcire of Men In Service . . . ra s c 13. . . . Arkansas News lirlefs . . I'l'je 2. . . . Sals'" fund lit Slanky for wa.v lie keeps Cardinals hustling . . . fp'rls . . . I'apc 10. . . . Markets . . . I'lifie 5. Government's Authority Now In Question: Is It Legal? «y NORMAN WAMCKH WASHINGTON (AI')—The Truman administration held over (lie slwl industry today a throat of government .seizure unless a slrike duo next Tuesday is averted. | whether or nol it is carried 'out j—',vns to increase pressure on tho I industry to grant govcrnmont- URseslprt wase boosts to Philip I ' ?d this morning Western Union's telegraph office' licre was lockc and a sign on the door read "closed account strike.' There was no picketing, however, and H. E. Bracey, office manager, said he locked the door on company orders. Three employes are out of work* _^_^_ here because of the strike. A nation-wide strike was called last night by the Western Union division of the Commercial Tele- it or not and It Is up to you as Ainerican*citi7.ens to lake a greater interest in politics. Can'! Sil Back "Because of this we cannot sil back ami say thai the fight against socialized medicine is not our fight. It belongs to the doctors. That the fight against socialized farming is not our fight, it belongs to the farmer. If we are to lick this and contnue in our free enterprise system, we are going lo have to take moi-e interest in this fight against total socialization." as^e^a^tS Th'aThTs * °'™|* »«' „"£ * '»' ^r eveTcome^en ^ ^ ^%*£$% " ™ wakc^p to realize the i, W ortanc*l^ ; .?^ h ^," e . N , Cgr0 ' EUllly ai m} ~ iaken for granted these „ ,,_,„ (lien you will realize tne ilhipbrt'^ n-flits. J3ri<r. Gen. William P. Nuckols, U.N. spokesman, said the postponement "was made for construe- Negro Guilty In Killing Here 4-year Term Fixed In Preacher's Death 'manslaughter and fixeo pun- it'at four years In the state PARTLY CLOUDY purily cloudy; no important tf mper- attM'e changes. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy board. Peiso!i.s who did not receive seals by mail may contribute by contacting ?,' -t. lieath at SOI Holly. basically are to blame for the present state of our nation. •••When you read about all this See POtlTICS on rage S (. ,. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy! ' ' "ISICl I tlTHS Up. HI I GlKS . shooting the preacher once In the S o^unde^mrsr^ On Military-Civilian Aviation Traffic S.&'E =1^^ lernoon and night and in extreme .,„„„„..=„„„,.,.„....„ .....^ .... .. 5 Johnson, attorneys for the woman. - - ternoon and nisjht and in extreme east portion Fridav: warnier south- Maximum yesterday—63. Sunset today—0:23. Sunrise tomorrow—5:43. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7 s.m.—none. Total precipitation since Jan 1— 15.02. Mean temperature fmidway between high and low)—53.5. Normal mean temperature for April—Cl. This l>atc Last Year Minimum this morning—34. Maximum yesterday—45. Precipitation January 1 to date -14.71. , • . ^ .„ . , The woman was charged with first decree murder in connection with the fatal shooting Dec. 17 of Rev. Louis D. Davenport, Negro preacher, at IIPI- home in the rear of 604 South Franklin. Tlie trial began Tuesday afternoon and the case wetit to the ]ury ,shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday. The woman was charged with shooting the preacher once in the chest during an argument at, her Western Union Closed Here Due to Walkout Will McGrath Or Mcrris Quit 3ver Impasse? Safety Valve Over Corruption Probe Seems Ready to Pop WASHINGTON im — Attorney Oenenil .1. Houaril McGialli today firoil N'cirbold -Morris as the administration's corruption sleuth. graphers Union. Mr. Bracey, who has been with! Western Union for 27 years and In Blytheville Since 1912, is a member i of the union, he said. By The Associated Press Idleness through strikes grew In Arkansas Thursday as Western Onion offices were closed by a walkout of telegraphers. There was no immediate estimate by Western Union as to how many employes were Idle, bill most offices in the state were shut down In tile nationwide strike. James E. Carlton, superintendent of the company's Little Rock office, said about 65 employes were on strike. Picket lines were thrown around the Little Rock office. . Western Union offices also were See TELEGRAPH on Tare 5 Blylheville air base was dcscrib- At the same meeting. Brio. Gen 'contended she shot Rev. Daven- ecl yesterday as one of several Harold R. Maddux, Air Force dep-; port in self defense when he ad- uty chief of air installations, said ! vanced on her with a butcher knife. the Ait Force is unable to make The state, however, charged that public the list of additional civil! Davenport was shot while sitting airports it wishes to take over until! on the edge of the bed at the wom- PrcFidcnt Truman submits the Pub- ] an's home, and thai the butcher lie Works Bill to Congress. j knife found in his left hand was It was then that Mr. Haddaway I Placed there after the shooting. ere military and civilian traffic j zme. i But Chamber of Commerce officials s.'iy Oiey don't believe military and civilian air traffic here conflicts much now. At the present time, the base has no military traffic. Airline and airport managers have complained to the Mr Force that the military is crowding civilian air traffic off of re-activated nirbnses "\vithout rhyme or reason." The discussion came up at the annual meeting of airport C.\TCU- tives yesterday in Fort Worth. described Blytheville and four oth- Testimony lit Ihe trial, which "was er bases, three of which have been presided over by Judge Charles mentioned for re-activation, as Light of Paragould, revealed that typical "problem bases." | three shots were fired during the Chamber of Commerce officials j scuffle with one striking Davenport yesterday afternoon called Mr. Had- < and the others striking the ceiling, daway nnd quoted him as saying he] Judge Light is expected lo sen- had no detailed information on the' tcnce the woman next week. Follow- Bh-llievilie air base situation. He ing this trial. Judge Light recessed just "lumped In" Blytheville and court until Monday, when Irial will other bases where a problem would begin for Matthew Fleming Negro • exist if reactivation occurred, he ' for the rape of a 75-year-old Huff- was quoted as saying. i man white woman Oct 23 Another City Playground !s Planned Mayor Dan A. Blodgett said this morning that n new city-sponsored playground for children in south Tilytheville is now in the "developing stage." The new playground, he said, is to be located on South Ninth Street between (lie Federal Compress warehouse and the Frisco Railroad's branch line. Through the efforts of „ Jesse Taylor a lease fcr the land for the playground, which will be feet square, was obtained from 212,250 Bale Ginned of '51 Missco Crop The Census Bureau of the Department ot Commerce repotted ye.stcrday that the total of '212.250 running bales had been ginned from Mississippi County's 1851 cotton crop as of March 21. The bureau also reported that a total of 1.247,283 running bales hncl been ginned in Arkansas as of March 21. compared with l 014.023 for the same period last year. The bureau's report showed that on March 21, 1951, a total of 161,600 running bales had been ginned In Mississippi County. Reports of ginnings in other high ranking counties (ere: Crlttenden M,265; Poiiuatl-103,- 149: Craighead 71,912 and St. Francis 58,838. WASHINGTON l.fl — The safety valve on the politically explosive impasse between Ally, Gen. J. Howard McGrnlh and government corruption hunter Newbold Morris today appeared ready to pop at any moment. The big question wss: Who If anybody, will get hurt? That the pressure has built up toward blowoff levels seemed evident when McGrath encaged Presi- See MO I! HIS on Fate 5 •Inn-ay's union. About 700,000 of Ihe union's one nillitm members are ready lor a vulkout in the basin steel Industry at midnight April 8. The other •oi-kcrs, mainly in .steel fabricating Jlants. are ineligible to strike at he moment. • Can't Afford liaise Steelmakers have snid they can- lot afford to Kive Murray the n\;cent hourly pay boost, plus union ihop and other benefits, without ;:etiini- government permission to raise prices. The government apparently was standing firm against increase in prices, contending it would cause more inflation. The seizure throat brought a healed reaction from Congress Sen. Tart (R-ohio) said it would be "very high-handed and arbitrary" and, to his mind, Illegal. Sen. George (D-Gn) and Sen. Maybank (D-SC) also doubted legal authority for taking over the industry. Lawyers Not Ton Sure Even government lawyers, instructed by John R. Sleelman, acting defense mobilization boss, to "consider all eventualities," sccmcci none too sure of the legal basis for seizure. Chairman Murray <D-Monl> ordered the Senate Labor Committee staff to draft legislation spelling out scUuro powers in more detail, including authority for the government to keep part of a seized industry's profits imii lo pay out wage boosts. It was known that the steel industry lonir lias feared government operation of its facilities, us has come about in so many foreign countries. Steel firms reportedly instructed their lawyers to be government the Federal of 51 a year. Mr. Hlodgctt said. Present plaas are to build only a baseball diamond on the playground. Mayor Blodgctt said. As soon a.s weather permit.s ihe City Engineering Department will begin construction ol the diamond. Mayor Blodgcll said Ark-Mo Power Company also is assisting with the construction of Ihe diamond by furnishing materials for a backstop. 571 Receive Free Chest X-Rays at Wilson Clinic WILSON—Free chcsl x-rays were oblaincd by a total of 571 persons here yesterday during the iflstl tiy Hie Slate Health Department's mobile unit. The unit was in joiner today, lo- j catcd at Butler Implement Co. Toj morrow, the tint will be located i at Ihe school cafeteria In wiiittoii. I Mrs. Charley Lettwich served as chairman ot registrars for Ihe Wil- .son clinic. Assisting ]icre were Mrs. J. B. Lovutl. Mrs. u. p. Boylcs. Mrs. Court Upholds Highway Ruling Tribunal Won't Enter Crittenden Case Arkansas Supreme Conn has upheld a decision of Chancellor Leon Smith of Blythcville by refusing to intervene Monday in his denial 1 an. Injunction risvontlng the H, way—"Department from relocat Highway 61 between Turret! and Marion. CriLtenden County landowners and Tun-ell. Clarkdale ant! Jericho had protested the relocation and a 250 feet wide right of way. They asked an injunction against the Highway Department to prevent, the beginning of work. The proposed relocation of Highway Bl would leave the present route at a junction of Highway Gl and 03 just north of Turrell. bypass Turrell. Cb.rkcialc* and Jericho, and.rejoin Ihe present route fit Marion. A 250-fcct rli'ht of way is jinked . -' »<>f >.T lj.,fttt< j .. .,,,,.,,, »,ii, tn7ur., Sl^n- because the Highway Department; lenced lo 21 years in 19!5 for sec- plans a four-lane divided highway L nml dc;;ree murder, in tiie HiUne. Landowners ,<-ay the 1 - - „.<& compjin union nei SrCffiVi • 3 Missco Men Granted ParoJes Three Mississippi County men were among the 23 state penitentiary inmates granted paroles yesterday by Ihe State Board of pardons and Paroles. They are Nelson Crowe., sentenced to two years in November, 1050, /or assault with Intent lo rob: Chester Davis Lewis, sentenced to two years last August for burglary: and Arl.-uii Van Hook, sea- Lctlwich served as! plo|lerty along Die highway is loci, , TT , r .., valuable In be taken until it Ls to i L ' ' ' " LlJ, be used. State official;; argue it) would be costlier lo purchase two parcels o! right of way. John Fogleman. attorney lor the landowners, says the Highway Department still cannot prccecd" with the job until condemnation nro- cecdisgs are completed in Circuit Court. The Hislmjiv Department j. 5 aiix- j ions lo start work because if crops Winfield Mick foifcitfd a bond;" 11 ' allowed (o lin put it), the slate of Sill 25 In Municipal Court this! will be forced to pay damases on morning on a charge of driving i'he crops. accoidinR to Highway while under the influence of limior. Department attornies. Compress for the cost | E. D. Brail. Mrs. riay Mcrrii,' Mrs. Hudson Wren and Mrs. J. D. nan- kin. The clinics are being .sponsored In this county by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. Driver Forfeits $111 Bond opportunity could knock on people's head's instead of their doors, the results iniqht be bettnr Courier News Teletypesetter- trsrrrSL='"r £?--.= 2JS; Tilde's a ghoxt-like in.iflihi „„., „„.,. ' W ' lng " :mfjt thc kc >'« 1 >" 1 ns K causes the keys .o move .up llnolvpc when- the tap- v-l* Ihe . . . nn(1 lto vn anil will KM ab';«t 4fi in.hrs ,,l u iir on hour a , winch «,.,m lo to operato, ui.u.v vi*, o< ,i, u ,« cll w ,u. lo al/mil 20 111L , wi . "' '" at t],e Cotirier Ne b> i human u m the Ill Ihl' !,|M pil-lllli- Mop'. !':•• lit],,' 11,,,IF-, !l,,, like ttlttyiittctler. It lakt» a i.eaji U I upt to irci by Associated Pre^ Indicated by the pile ol tape • bottom i photo. Tnts represents about ,K ..p.iMion In motion '*'" hMIVi lc ' ot >'l )(1 Proriiu-tion. 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