The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 4, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 4, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER nv w%i»mt<jr»< .„_._.„ ._ . TOC. XLTHI—NO. 18 Blythevllle Courier Blylhevllle Daily Ne MlKlsslppI Valley Leader Blytheville Herald Steel Union To Go Ahead With Strike Official Notice Given; Furnaces Start 'Cooling' NEW YORK lfP>—The government Illccreded in obtaining new *(M! wage talks loclay in a desperate attempt Co stave off a strike formally set for Wednesday by 700,000 steelworkers. NEW YORK (AP) - Formal notice was served on the steel industry today 700,000 Bteehvorkers will strike Wednesday for higher wages and a union shop. An industry spokesman said mills would start cooling furnaces immediately. David O. McDonald, secretary- treasurer of the CIO Sleelworkers of America, dropped the strike notices to the union's locals. CIO leader Philip Murray, who also heads the Steehvorkers Union. Intended to leave today for Pittsburgh with McDonald and other union officials who negotiated unsuccessfully here with representatives of major steel eomp.'inies. The union insisted the industry comply with Ihe wage and other proposals by the Wage Stabilization Board. The industry balked on the ground the government refused to authorize steel price increases sufficient to meet increased labor costs entailed in the WSB recommendations. In Cleveland. Walter P. Reuther's million Cfo United Auto Workers pledged "100 per cent support" to the steelworkers. Reuther did not elaborate. It appeared that only a government seizure or a presidential order for a Taft-Hartley Law Injunction could stave off a strike In mills that produce 95 per cent of the country's steel. The industry said It would resist a seizure. The union said it would light any move for an injuction. The Tatt-Hartley La* provides an 80-day, no-strike injunction under national emergency provisions'. Ware NeeofUtlons Collapse Wage negotiations between the industry and the union colIi.jJju yesterday. Promptly, an uidr..'try, spokesman, John A. Stephen') of I Increased 25 |>er cent folio ntng U.S. Steel, said companies would '<" 1! "loes that stnirk Ibis nren three begin "cooling their furnaces" to day. And CIO-DSW President Phillip Murray said late last night that a strike notice already had been drafted, ready to be put 'In the mails this morning to the com panics and union locals. THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP MORTKKA8T ARKAM6A8 *M3 SOUTHEAST MHWOOTW. BLYTHEVILLR, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIT, 4, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES COUNTY SI'EI.UNG CHAMPS tou (right), 13-year-old Dell eighth-grader, was named Mississippi county spelling champion this morning after she defeated 10 other contestants at the Court House here. Billy Mann, 13, Dyess eighth-grader'and son ol Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Mann, was second and Shirley Coley, 12, in the eighth grade at Missco School, was third. She's the daugh- __ tcr of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Coley. Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Shclton, will compete in the Mid-South spelling bee at Memphis on April 18. First place prize of $10 was donated by Delia Implements. Phillips Motor Co., gave a $5 second prize and Courier News awarded a S3 third-place prize. Swift and Co., gave each contestant «. (Courier News 1'hoto) Red Cross Total Now $12,772 Additional $108 Received in County Drive for $20,000 Contributions in the annual Red Cross fuiia campaign in the chick- asawba District today reached, S12,- 772.35, an increase of sinsiSitrVer 'yesterday '.i total. ^ ' 2Negi For Burglary /roes Held urglary Of Firm Here The sheriff's office said this morning that the arrest of two Blytheville Negro brothers has clearer! up the safe burglary at the Johnson Cement Block Company on South Division Street last October. Sheriff William Berryman said Jnmc.1 and William Can- are being held In the Mississippi County jail here and will be charged with the burglary. According to Sheriff Berryman the tiro men have admitted enter- Ing the rirm and stealing Its. safe. files and adding machine. The adding machine was recovered yesterday from another Negro, Ed Smith, the sheriff said. The battered safe and some of the firms records were found last December on the fYisco Railroad right of way south of Blytheville by two boys. At the time of the theft, the safe contained only about S4 or $5, the sheriff said. Weather ArkJmas forecast: Mostly cloudy this afternoon clearing tonight and tonight ant : ' \ : FAIR cooler; low tonight 34-W; tomorrow fair. Missouri forecast: clearing west south and mostly cloudy northeast Friday night with seme light rain or snow extreme northeast, colder- j Saturday generally fair, warmer west and north. Minimum this mornins— 50. Maximum yesterday— 65. Sunset today — 6:24 Sunrise tomorrow— i:44. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7 ».m.— .37. Total precipitation since Jan 1— 15,39. Mean temperature cmithvay between high and low) — 575. Normal mean temperature Restraining Order Ousts Merryman Legal action has been taken against C. J. Mem-man to remove him from the Leaehville school superintendent's otfice after he refused to relinquish the post when dis- cliju-gccl hy School District 40's board of (!irccloi-s. ~~ A temporary restraining en ree weeks ago, !he Mississippi County) campaign Is aimcci at a gor.l of Today's list of contributors to the Red Cross Funds Campaign follovs- $75—Wall's Hospital. S€5—Missco 'implement Co. $50—E. M. Resenold. C. p. Tucker, Blytheville Water Co. (Additional), Hubbard & Sons (Additional). Sinsrer Sewing Machine. MO—Mrs. J. D. Barksdale. 535—Noble Gill Agency (Additional), B. A. Lynch, E. L,. Hale. S25--Three States Lumber Co., Farmers' Grocery. John Ide. Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Johnson (Additional). Uzzell s. Branson (Additional), Blytheville Canning Co. (Additional), Courier News (Additional!, Eric Watlell. I,. H. Kay, Langston Gin, Carpenter's Local No. 884, Ar- morcl Planting Co., Mrs. Hena Stahlman, Mississippi County Lumber Co., Paul D. Foster. S20— Charles Fiillerton. Rlce-Stix Employes, East Ecsd Liquor Store, Stewart's Liquors. Mrs. B. P. Gay. $15—Johnny Young, Lewis Ashmore,- T. B. O'Keefc. Bud Heath, Fitzpatrich Jewelers, Hut-son and Applebauin- $10 — Don Haley. Ed steward. Robert Gray, J. N. Smotherman. J. L. Bassett, Pruitt Harrison, Arthur Vance. Marion Dyer. H. L. Halsell. J. M. Vea/cy, Dr. Joe Beafley. Dr. W. T. Rainwater, Galnes Grocery. Washercttc. Lilly News. Barton Stone Cathey, Telephone Operators Club. Martin Cutting. C. W. Kapp (Additional), Oiiert Hitch (Addi- tlonnl). B. A. Lynch ^Additional), Mr. and Mrs. J M. Cleveland (Additional). C. O. Miles (Additional). Langs'.en - McWalers (Additional). Chamblin Sales (Aciclitional). Hank Harris. In Memory of Moss Bryan, I. A. Harrison. Bcstway Clcancre, Abe's Oarage, Jimmy Stcvenpon. Ray F. Price (Additional). Liberty afally Stricken Services for Pioneer Missco Resident To Be Held Tomorrow Services for Fletcher Fisher, resident of Mississippi County for 70 years mid the county's oldest real estate broker, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Cobb Funeral Home chapel by the Rev H Lynn Wade, pastor of Wilson Methodist Church, and the Rev. Roy I Bagley, pastor of the First Methodist Church here. Mr. Fisher died at Blytheviile Hospital last night after having been stricken with a heart attack Monday while in his car in downtown Blytheville. He would have been 78 May 5. Burial Cemetery — .,.<,.*., j **-ovi jiiiuug order Issued yesterday by Chancellor Leon Smith forbids Mr. Merry, n from "disposing of nny property of Leachville School District, from destroying any records relating lo its school operations, from coming on or about school property, and particularly from making further withdrawals of funds from special accounts of students, of school activities, and othor school funds." The complaint says no inference of dishonesty is intended by this allegation. A hearing will be held in Chancery Court April 10 to give Mr Merryman an opportunity to show cause why he should not deliver promptly all school records and the Leaehville school n-ill be at with- his keys to board. Mr. Merryman could not be reached for comment this morning. Mr. Merryman was notified early in March his contract for tho next school year would not be renewed. March 31. the school board decided to discharge Mr. six nephews scarge- Grove| Merryman effective lhat date '"' In a complaint in equity filed in Chancery Court, the school board charges lhat Mr. Merryman refused to quit his post when notified of his discharge and lold school officials he would remain in office throughout his contracted action was serving as pallbearers. They are H. Fisher, Jr.. and James Penncn- ter of Blytheville, A. B. Rozzellc, Logan Rozzrlle and John FWd of Luxora. and Robert Forsythe of Tomato. Active In development of Missis-[term or until len-il sippi County, Mr. Fisher played a I taken "am" hi n leading pan in the clearing uf! •^•ii.isi mm. forest into farm lands and corn-) Charges Indiscretion munilics. He was in the timber mill I The complaint says Mr Merrv- busincss many years ago. i man "on numerous occasions since Buying and selling land thromih- '• his employment for this school out the country, he also tanned : year har been guilty of omissions. Sec HS1HK on i'a sc 3 | of dut.r. indiscreet actions, insult ordination and other acts unworthy <;1 H pciscn in his responsible po...1:0,1 " "H;s actions have caused strife within i>lji!n!;frs (Leaehville School District -1(1 1 public school system," the complaint further charges, "and unrest among Its students and Us teachers, and conflicts with neighboring schools and SSNGLE COPIES FTVE CENTS Missco Man Ke!d On 2-Year-O!d Pretense Charge for This Date Ijsl Tear Minimum thU morning— 36. Maximum yesterday— -62. Maximum yesterday— 62 PtPdnitalion ,'anuarv 1 to — H.71. Information charging Barrel! r. f-ijce i/iuouionatj, oiueny j Spencer, alis.s Junior Eurch. of' Cash Grocery. Austin V.'icker. Clar-! Leaehville with obtaining personal i '•"'";*"• ence Moore. Mr. and Mrs Kuan i Property under false pretense was! rjnccl ° rs say they admonished <;„,„_ filed with the Circuit Court Clerk's i M '"- Mcrr . i " 1;in many times to he office by the prosecuting attorney's I morc discreet and "although de- office yesterday. " j fondant 'Merryman) promised of- Spcncer. who had been sought by '• to " to ct > m P'y with these requests Mississippi County offilers for two!"'"' directions, he failed to live up years, was arrested in Alton. Mo.. '" hi " '"•"'"' "' " Thursday and wa,s returned here Friday. According to Sheriff William Bor- ryman he Is charged with givins a worthless check in payment for a Truman Xlean-Up' Explodes In Firing of Morris, McGrath Judge AAcGranery Gets Call to Pick Up Pieces By ED CUEAGII WASHINGTON (AP)— The Tniimin administration's we-ean-clean-up-the-govcLTimeul-ourselvcs program as or- Banizcd two months uyo — has blown sky high. And a federal judjfe ; from Philadelphia, friendly 56- year-old James McGrancry, was called in today lo serve as Hie nation's attorney jfcnernl and try to pick tip the pieces of the anti-corruption drive. -* Mc-Gniiicry—If confirmed by the Senate, and it looks as If he will be—must come to Washington in the slippery aftermath of the big- yest governmental explosion lo rock the capital since President Truman's middle - ol - Ihe - night dismissal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The known casualties:: .1. IIOWAKD McGKATll, attorney general. McCrntli plummeted out of the Cabinet of hie old friend Harry Truman yesterday with a few tears, a statement that he was 1 paying "the penalty" for doing his duty as he saw H, and a tip to his successor: Bring asbestos pants with you. NEIVBOM) MORRIS, Republican "cleanup chief" lor the administration! McGrath fired Morris with rare abruptness just before going onto the greased skids himself. Morris fed pigeons from a park bench for a while, then averred be was fired because he wouldn't turn bis corruption-in- governmenl Investigation into a Inside Today's Courier News . . . Behind (lie Blackboard in Blytheville schools. . . Page'2. . . . By not votinjf, you lose voice in tax boosts. . . editorials. . . I'age 6. ... On Missco Farms. . . fnrin news and review. . . Pages 8-9. . . . Snoris. . . Page T. . . . Society. . . rase t. . . . Msirkels. . . Page 3. Sulcer Candidate For Legislature Joiner City Official To Seek S. Missco Representative's Post Kenneth S. Sulcer. Joiner businessman and city official, Is seeking Democratic nomination as a candidate for representative to the state legislature, he announced this morning. Mr. Sulcer said he would campaign for post number two, the South Mississippi County post now held by John Cowan of Osceola Mississippi County has four representatives In the state legislature. A former aid erman. M r. Sulcer is now treasurer of Joiner. He fs a member of the Joiner Rotary Club, the Farm Bureau, and the Baptist Church where he is class. He was formerly with an automobile agency in Osccola and now has his own agency In Joiner. Mr. Sulcer .mid "I have no political axes to grind nor am I goinff to conduct o mud slinging campaign. I am going to .solicit Use people's votes as 1 would have n man Kenneth Sulcer teacher of a Bible views and wishes direct to the voters 'of Mississippi Cot ed. I will give the pt just representation." Col^Weather Sends 'Winds' . . . N'cwhnfil Morris. . . Washington ilhtrfl ivunt to be Investigated, . . . 3. H. Mc{",r:itfci. . . on his .way out after Washington blowup- . . whitewash. Truman Keeps Calm The man nl the top. Harry Truman, announced the "resignation" of his 104S campaign manager, McGrath, as cnlmly as you please at a turbulent Jam-packed news conference. Truman said McGraii- cry would take over what he called lhe program. Questioning developed that ho meant lhe clean-up* t he-government prog rum So— HoniR to New York goes, 1 ' And—in his own good Grath '\cos going back to Providence, R.I., after a public career that once seemed pointed toward the Supreme Court bench—but one that left him the sixlli man io depart from the Trurnan Cabinet iu rattle nf fireworks. ltot?i May Hi-turn Both men nmy he corn ing back soon under different circumstances- Rep. Chclf (D-Ky) said his House judiciary subcommittee, which is investigating the Justice Department, may call for more testimony from McGrath and may want to hear Morris as well. Morris already has given stormy testimony before a Senate committee that wanted to know about bi.s connection with n rruiUI-million dollar deal in wartime surplus tankers Morris announced he would Icll "the people" how he planned to MOBIL.E. Ala. f/T» — Tornadic winds skipped through Alabama and Louisiana today injuring four persons and causing heavy property damage. Hy The As^orlrtted Pros* A cold front began moving Into Arkansas Friday, dispelling the threat of new tornadoes. The U.S. Weather Bureau Thursday night warned of possible tor- the state. None mater- J. L G»nn. Mrs. Sue Sam- Sec IIKD CROSS on Pa^e 11 Boy Hurt Here When Hit by Car Bobby Weatherford. nine-year-old i he was struck by a car in the 100! w, . 7", ;. block on West Cherry Street tvhtleI " esfcrn Union Office to his promues. Also chained in the complaint is that Mr. Merryman, when told his conn-act would not be renewed, "promptly shewed personal an.mosiiy tovarc;s plaintiffs dircc-; Forfeit Speeding Bonds lOrs hV imfcllllT UnSllh^tanHalorl I i. , _ . -* - *"•«» nadoes in ialized. The cold front, with a lo* of 40 degrees forecast for Friday night. came on the heels of general rains Reporting the heaviest rain Thursday were Ozarlt, 1.83 inches: Meiu 1.47; Malvrrn M6; Willow Sprint's nnd Mulberry 1.45 ; Dartla- neUc 1,43; Greenwood 1.3V Cotter 108: Ft. Smith 1 10; Newp:rt 9->; Palnut Ridge .70: Little Rock.M; and PayetteviHe .47. 'of Mrs Orncf | Here Is Still Closed of speeding. Negotiators Hint Of Compromise Observers Predict Agreement On Armistice May Be in Sigkt Il.v KDBEUT B. TUCKAIAN MUiN'SAN, Korea (AP> -Truce hinted to- i« » \'-'/ — • nn-u iii-guimiors lunted today a three-way compromise Hint would clear the wav for an nvmistifo in KWo,, y or .agree- Pins Down Mies Raiders Break Out Under Smoke Screen Of UN Artillery Men SEOUL, Korea Wi—Communist mortar and machine gun lire pinned down an Allied patrol for four hours early today near the Punchbowl in Eastern Korea. The raiders broke out finally under a screen of smoke and bursting shells laid down by Unilcil Nation* artillery. This was the biggest action rc- porled loday along the 155 inilo (rout by the U.S. Ei<;hl!i Armv. yecewed intlefmUeV to develop additional avenues" f or breaking llic lony deadlock. 2. Gen. Matthew B. Rldgwuy. op Allied commander, s a sd hs thought progress was being made, the truce talks. H o hinted mat ' 3. Communist newsmen at Pan- munjom said Red delegates in effect offered lo withdraw their nomination of Soviet Russia as a neutral inspector if lh e U.N Command would give U p | !s demand lot a ban on airfield construction • No Such Offer Found Allied negolialors found no such' odor m a statement ' Pridav by Chinese MaJ. Gen. Hsleh Fan- bin !Ji Ihe past Communist correspondents have reflected official lied thmkin". in Et bi-osulcast interview lost night ers 'of Mississippi County" u'elea- he wm " d ranke dctans °' nis " r °«.. T *... give the people fair and [ ££« ^l" r-rc"' C?un here. "J Found N'o Inlcrrsl" "I f*>und no interest In any department of tile federal government or any real desire'to follow the President's order" that government officials co-opcrnle in the. cleanup effort, Morris said in the I broadcast. j He sairl he had not talked with the President r.or been Invited to since his dismissal. He left word at the White House he would be available for a talk before he returns lo New- York today, Morris added. Truman said and repeated that McGralh resigned voluntarily. But this turned out lo be just a polite Three very small Red probes were j O S" • ^p- . o fc.ixco. back between the i-i.nch-! -J f'f'ffifin I SMfjS bowl and the East Coast. j *"* l »**-"iiy J llUi n fniloucu the i I II ,• If' hen, an K lK hlhj { J1 SsOVtl Kl •^a minor actioi n of March. «•____ .. spokesman said. C.imi losses dropped lo n new <,v;,rUm( low. lie listed Red cns>ir>iti?s foi March as 4.G48 killed. 3.8f/, wound ed and 17B raptured. gesture toward a longtime political ally. McGrath himself made it plain he'd been forced out for disagreeing with the boss—Truman—over the conduct of Morris' cleanup campaign. Republicans Ifool Republicans hooted at the whole performance. It came 24 hours after Truman. McGralh and presidential press secretary Joseph Short held a heated, sometimes fist - pounding huddle In plain view but out of hearing ol top officials and diplomats at airport welcoming ceremonies for Queen Juliana of The Netherlands. Sen Robert A Taft of Ohio. Str MORRIS on Tajt 4 Burglars Get $10QatEHr, Implement Co. Two Men and Woman Held to Circuit Court CARUTHKK.SVIt.LE. Mo._ Three I LOUH residents were ordered "M 'n Circuit Co.irt action »v Magistrate K-im Cnrbrtt hfre yr-.-rrdiv (vi clinnifs of murder in rrT'irclinn with :hr> M'rrh 9 fl-ivmi of r;-.,nh v.-«Mln ,,f s>. Louis at a H.-ivti tinri.-.t rnirt. Onljirri |,.r!r! ,„ cirn .- lt rmTi !): to City Policeman Ira Murray. j Hfispilal and Attendants there said he suffered only minor bruises and ; abrasions. i Accordinc to officer Murray, the i child darted tnlo the street In front a.s some Arkan- Mana s cr 11. E. llracey said the situation was ll,e same as ye.-tcr- day—his office Is just closed. NEW Air Force Continues Check of Flying Saucers W AKI1 I Mf i'TYMU /.li. 'p-l. _ . • . _ . (lute he ,,,.„ lk ,,,, t, ,, m( ,., iN W ie arc hi Arkansw.) ASHINGTON M'I - The Ai Force says it is cdiitlniiini; in check all "flying saucer" reports ami welcomrs them. Hut checking is done mw throne)) "normal staff channels" rather Ilian as a special project. "in cases." an Air Force Mvitesman said, "thr tintiiii R s hnvc;>n,,'(>rl lolic v,.'atlir-r bM'.nons and natuial phenomena. "Thi-re rtmains. however „ nunibor of reported slghtiiijs tlu.t caiiuut be thus explained and as Ion? as this is true, the A I r Force «ill continue to study the problem." The statement was in answer to queries concerniiiR a Life maii.i- /me revolt th«1 Ihe Air Fnr«- Is takini; new, si-i tuns IIII.CTOI. in "flying iAuceis." Tl.o mliilr -"!Ul Hie. Air Fort:e hiiil chared ji^m its previous policy nf -o(fiM:<l calm" and now Ix n:siiitiilnin? rou.stnnl Intellli-oncc imc?tlcal((,n of unidentified aerial objects. 'Tin 1 Air Fi'iie is now ready lo conifcip that maiw saiicei B n t| fui'lxll •;«';'!(,!;> -'lil clrfy exj>i.i. naLlQii," Lite ijid. Deputy Sheriff Charlrs Short raid ' '. entrance to the bnildiiiR was Rained j j . ""'' ls " ot throunh a side window. An inside' door leading from a supply room to the office was removed. j ' The money. Deputy Short said. : •*•,-.:, I;::-:™ from two cigar bows in : ' the film's safe a tie rthc inside <k*irs ' ol the d<mble-door safe had Ijcr-n ! forced fijjr-n, Sam Hanli-y. manager of the firm. ; ' said the outside diiors of ihn vault-:' type sate vveic not locked b< cruise ' the c'mihmnt'.nn lock had l>cen re-:' moved some time a?o. f ' Mr. Hanley said the ex?ct amount lakon U not known "as '' there Is no nay of telling how much was in the near boxes." He estlm.U- ed the low at "at least" Slot). preliminary «.l i :-'itI ill . •;'-'" fdii'.i: k Keliv. rcTir«:i;m to ['•rnii rly a :e ft ],o:ii. ; Vnvsnllo tho timr of his death. >n .ind fisixl Mrs. di-'-'ciT at rr>^n to- 10 IJ,'piity Sheriff roller. MKs Weber di^ with the c.ib company with connected at Shoe Store Plans Formal Opening Bitrnry Cockrell lodtiy ni rd ih.rt thr fi>rm.i] cponini; new «hm> str,re hoio will 1 UZ- I3;irno\''s Shoe SUuv, ] IH West Main, will lu men's atic! women's shoes. Mr. Cockrell. who has bfci) resident nf Rlythoville for thre \enis ami formerly opt'r^UHl Jl.n i IJC\'S I'vieiUllV Klin,. Si,,],' I,,.].' | has ln-.-i! in UK' ),••.. ,il Nime MI-: ness for 28 je^irs, Irs lurxiy how o tree can slonj incvv <|Xlt (or >t-cirv. oivl suddenly jump m Ifcnt of on cnii

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