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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 15, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOL. 3BLYIB—NO. 21 Blytheville Courier Blythevillo Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 1952 TWELVE PAGES WSB States It Had Right To 'Seizure' Senators Check On Authority In Steel Cose WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Nathan P. Feinsinger of the Wage Stabilization Board told questioning senators today the hoard's recommendations in the steel dispute were "clearly within the board's jurisdiction and authority." He said that would be cleat to "any person taking the trouble to find out." Peinsinger. under strong fire from many members of Congress for the steel proposals, appearec before Ihe Senate Labor Commit tee. He said allegations the board "exceeded its authority and is nured its own regulations" were as far from the truth as anything could be. He was called to give his opinfoi on an amendment prepared b 1 'Sen, Morse CR-Ore) to the Taft Hartley Act making president ia seizure of plants and facilities leg *1 in certain cases. Would Clear Authority The bill would give the Presiden clear authority In specific instnnc es to seize plants affected by Inbo disputes. American industry gen erally, and many fegislators, hav condemned the President's seiz ure of the nation's steel industr a week ago as a "usurpation" c power. The seizure followed industry' refusal to agree with Wage Boar recommendations on pay raise establishment of the union sho and other proposals acceptable l the CIO Steelworkers who threat ened to strike without them. " Prepared Statement Made Feinsinger disclosed in his pre pared statement to the commute the six industry members of th Wage Board — there are also labor and six public members aeriously considered resignin Irom the board just before-th steel dispute was referred to It b President Truman last'December Technically, the Senate l>a Committee 1 is starting public \^ lugs on a bill covering the SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS FREIGHT CABOOSE IS DERAILED — Two men were bounced around in the caboose of a six- car Frisco freight train this morning when a scale test car caused a minor derailment at Yarbro. No one was injured but the caboose was dragged about 500 feet and come to rest against a Highway 61 overpass. J. J. Morgan, freight agent, Is shown looking at the car. The main track was out of service a little more than two hours while >he caboose and scale tester were put back on the track. (Courier News Photo) Phone Operators InBlythevilleStill Staying Off Jobs Union 'Meeting' Now In Third Day of Sympathy Stoppage Essential telephone service here still is being handled today by supervisory personnel and two full-time operators hired just before a union walk-out Sunday. Two union installer-repairmen decided to go hack to work today but other members of Locals 6500 and 6505. Communications Workers of America, remained iti a "union meeting" at Hotel Glcncoe. Union officials say they are not calling a strike, but that union members have just left their Jobs to Attend n meeting. The "meeting" here hns been going on since 0 a. in. Sunday ami features small groups In conversation, a radio, and coffee and soft drinks. "As people would normally report work, they come here," Roland Desperate Battle Rages To Stem Missouri Tide Maddened River Spreads Terror Large UN Tank Force Kayoes 300 Chinese Action is Biggest Armored Bottle in 2 Months of Korean War By STAN' CARTER SEOUL. Korea (fi —A powerful United Nations lank force kilted or wounded 300 Chinese Reds Monday in a furious bombardment of Communist lines on the> Central Korean Front, the U.S. Eighth Army announced. Fifty-four Allied Fifty-four Allied tanks fired for an hour and 45 minutes from po- Bttorwdn -fcoot U~'»i labor disputes, but Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) told a reporter his committee colleagues are certain "to wander into all controversies about the sleel industry seizure." "I don't see how you can keep that out." Humphrey said, ''even though we are not the Supreme Court but just a committee .of Congress." 2 Frisco Freight Cars Derailed near Yarbro Two cars of a Frisco freight train were derailed between Yarbro and a Highway 61 overpass north of Blytheville about 9 ajn. today when an 80,000 pound scale test car broke a switch. A passenger train from Memphis to St. Louis was delayed a little more than two hours \vhile the track was being cleared. No one was injured in the accident. "The caboose jumped about four*—— , New 'Go' Light Installed Here End of Congestion Hear Schools Is Aim Installation of a "green arrow" light on the traffic signal at the intersection of Sixth Street and Chickasa\vba Avenue near Blytheville High School was completed yesterday afternoon and the new light was placed in service today. The arrow light was installed in an effort to ease traffic congestions at the busy intersection, particularly duriPT rush hours. The new light flashes on at the same time as the red stop li^ht facing eastuound traffic on Chlcka- savvba Street. The. light, signifies that traffic continuing east on Chickasawba may continue ev?n after the red light (lashes, provided that traffic off North Sixth Street is rlear. However. Chief of Police Cerll Graves explained, left turns will not be allowed on tiie green arrow light. —„ from no man s land southwest of Kumsong, destroyed or damaged 99 lied bunkers, a field gun, 16 buildings, 39 trenches and 16 gun emplacements. The Communists (ought back with 300 artillery and mortar shells and machine-gun fire. Allied infantrymen early Tuesday retook a hill east of the Pukhnn River on the Central Front two hours after they were pushed off by -100 Chinese Reds. As the Red's swarmed up the hill, Communist artillery opened up with n 500-shel 1 bar rage. The Allied troops battled in close combat, but pulled buck from the hill just after midnight and called for their own artillery. Allied guns and mortars shelled the hill and the infantry recaptured the position at 2 a.m. Truce Talkers Again Report 'No Business MUNSAN I.?,— Korean truce supervision negotiators met for 25 I seconds today—just Ion? enough to run throiltrh thpir ino n< run through their pat routine ihe past week — no business. Meanwhile, the time for resuming crucial talks on prisoner exchange still was up in the air. Peipinir radio said last night the U.N. Command had advised the Reds it was not ready to take up or five. Jeet in the air when it derailed," according to Ott Mullins of Blytheville who witnessed the accident. O. P. Rainey of Memphis, traffic manager for St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company, said the heavy scale tester broke the switch, derailing the test car and the caboose. The caboose, with tv. - o men in it, was dragged and bounced along th(N track for about 500 Jeet, he said, .Rear Bra_keman H. W Barnes, botfc tiLJfe'rti Tf^Mf r " p C£i, ! 3.e atf MR* \n ln-\ at-j&rj igc Ve they being bounced -. around too much." explained Mr. -liainey. who Just happened to be in. Biytheville when ihe accident occurred. The caboose came to a stop leaning against the Highway 61 overpass. The excessive weight of the scale test- car was credited both with causing the accident and keeping it from being more serious. Breaking of the switch was blamed on its weight nnd "the caboose was kept upright because of the heavy test car." Mr. Rainey said. "If It hadn't been for that, the caboose would have been scattered all over the country-side." he said The train was n six-car local freight running between Hayti, Mo., and 'rurrell. Ark. 438 Are X-Rayed At Annual Clinic Held in Armorel The third.week of free chest x- ray clinics in Mississippi County got under way yesterday when •Hi- persons attended a clinic conducted at Armorel. This marked Ihe beginning of the mobile unit's tour of North Inside Today's Courier News . . . Can Missco play a practical part in state senatorial redistricting plan? . . . markets . . . Page 2. . . . Arkansas News Briefs . . . News of Men in Service . . . Page 10. .r Bljtheville Public. Library 4*ls 'iS new books . . . Pa B e 5. ^ v Cardinals la open season iohight . . . Chicks (o enter ASC invitational track meef . . . sporfs Pase 7. Warrants logical result of overdue city fees'. . . editorials . . . Page 6. . . . Society . . . Pa K e 4, Weetfhei Arkansas forecast: Fair and ?. little warmer this afternoon and to- CLOUDY AND WARMER" nielu with low temperatures from 38 .to 4-1 tonight; tomorrow, partly cloudy and warmer. Missouri forecast: lucrca; ins cloudiness and warmer Tuesday; Wednesday scattered light showers, warmer east and cooler north-west; low Tuesday night 50-45; high Wednesday 50-55 northwest to ncrr 70 southeast. Minimum this morning—40. Maximum, yesterday—48. • Sunset today—6:32. Sunrise tomorrow—5:27, Precipitation last 24 hours to 7 a.m.—none. Total precipitation since Jan 1— 16.63. Mean temperature (midway be tween hieh and low)—[4 mean temperature lor Normal April—61. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—48. Maximum yesterday—78. Precipitation January l to date-15.47, again the conferences on how to exchange prisoners of war. The Reds proposed Sunday that the talks be resumed. These were recessed April 4 to permit both sides to work separately on possible solutions. Allies Demand Choice The Reds had insisted on forced repatriation of prisoners. The Allies demanded the right of choice for each prisoner. There tv,\s been some indication the two parties in off-the-record meetings prior to April 4 worked out a secret formula for ex- cliancintr prisoners and that Ihe Allies arc reworking Their, hst of prisoners to bring it in line with the formula. Open to Solution The two truce supervision issues —Russia's role in post-armistice Korea and the question of rebuilding North Korean military airfields —ire considered open to solution once anreemcnl is reached on the critical prisoner exchange problem. The Allies want a ban on military airfield reconstruction and oppose Red nomination of Russia as I a neutral truce observer. I The last five meetings on truce (supervision have taken up four minutes in all. - . fj.sippi County. A total of 4.462 persons were x-raycd during the unit's tour of Scuth Mississippi County. The clinics are sponsored by the Mississippi County Tuberculos::. Association. , Chairman of registrars for the Armorel clinic was Mrs. E. L. Kale Serving as registrars were Mrs. Jack Hale, Miss Wulterene Orr. Mt-s Martha Tart. Miss Helen Odom and Miss Raymsnette Steward. Missco Gets Aid I Mississippi Ccunty yesterday received $15.262 in <,tate Mfl lor school transportation. Eieht Arkansas counties rec^u^d more than 'sio.000 in aid from rltr State Education Department. *vl sissippi County ranked ht-ihc.s'. amount of aid. Lynch Named Jaycee Beauty Pageant Head Louis Lynch was appointed last night by the board of directors of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce as chairman of the 1352 lieauty Pageant to be held here this summer. The Beauty Pagent Is sponsored annually by the Jaycees to select ~" three title - winners — "Miss B 1 y theville," "Junior Miss |Blytheville" and "Mr. Jaycee President of 1918." "Miss Blytheville" will repre- isetit the city in Vie state beauty contest held to select "Miss Ar- • Kansas." who in ' Louis Lynch (1 , rn wl] , com _ pete in the "Miss America" contest at Atlantic City. The other titles go to children in the three-to-five year age bracket. Billy Tomiimon was named cochairman for the 1952 pageant. Mr. Lynch said no elate has been set as yet. pending announcement of tht> date of the state event. Mr. | Lynch Is a member of the Jaycee- board of directors and for the past; three years has served as entertain-i mrnt chairman for the Cotton Picking Contest. to Rounsnvitle, president ol the theville group, sMd. Mr. Rounsnvlllc still declined to comment on what the "meeting" is about other than to say it is "lo talk over the situation." Stoppage Is in "Sympathy'* Actually, the "meetings" being held all over 1 the state and in several other regions, arc expressions of sympathy with a strike against Western Electric. Both Bell Telephone and Western Electric are subsidiaries or American Telephone and Telegraph, Kelso Brooks, manager of the telephone office here, said "our management cannot see why our Blytheville employes are affected by this labor dispute in New York, New Jersey and Southern California." Mr. Brooks quoted from R letter to all employes signed by E. M. Clark of St. LouEs, president of Southwestern Bell Telephone, who said, "I do not know what your union lenders are driving at", or what they hope to achieve, by pulling you off the job. It isn't their dispute; it isn't yours." No Dispute Here There Is no dispute between Southwestern Bell anrt its employes and picketing or striking against Southwestern Bell will not help settle a Western Electric striked company "oifieials say. Union officials here were instructed by state authorities to call the ^protracted meeting, No vote was 'taken by the union here but any member protesting the action can go Vmck to work, Mr. Rounsa- villc said. There was no indication of how long the work stoppage would last, Mr. Rounsaville said. RIVER STAY IV AY FROM Ml' DO OK -This old refrain was the hope and prayer of thousands up and down the Missouri River around South Sioux City, Neb., as "Old Muddy" continued on ,its worst rampage in history In that vicinity. Here some people watch as the river surrounds their home. (AP Wlrephoto) New Jersey 'Smog' Hangs over Voting By The Associated Press Industrial New Jersey wns wrapped In an anything-can-happen political smog today as voters began saying who they like for president and electing delegates to help do the actual nominating. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was established as the favorite in the Republican popularity poll. But a leader in his campaign, Arthur Vandenburg Jr., said: Communications System Unravels New Jersey Phone Strike Settled; Others Continue LITTLE ROCK W) — Southwestern Bell Telephone Company said today its operators still were cff the job at. about 42 exchanges in Arkansas. A spokesman said service varied from emergency calls only at some cities to nearly normal elsewhere, with supervisory personnel manning many of the switchboards. About 2500 operators throughout the state have been off the job since Sunday to attend what their union leaders described as "continuous meetings" until a strike of equipment installers against the Western Electric Company Is sei- tlcd. Teen-Aged 'Gong' Held for Thefts el- Wilson, Joiner WILSON — South Mississippi County sheriff's deputies today continued an investigation of what they described as a "tecn-nged eang" which is accused of committing a number of burglaries in the Wihon-Joiner area in recent weeks. According to Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ralph Wilson of Osceota. seven tecn-a^crs. including a Wilson counle described as brine the "rin^-leaders." have been arrcs'.rd and entered pleas of guilty to chprges of burglary antl grand lar- YORK «V-The nation's tangled communications NEW strike - _ _ ivires were unravelling today with the settlement of a New Jersey telephone dlsuute bringing to three Ihe number of walkouts ended. But three other wire strikes still were unsettled, and one of these — against the Western Electric Company—could nullify the effects of the three settlements by keeping phone workers from their Jobs. A contract agreement providing a S4-a-week pay increase and fringe benefits was reached early today at Newark, N. J.. between the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company and 10,000 striking operators;, members of the CIO Communications Workers of America Ohio Bell Telephone Company workers ended their strike ycster • "Anything can happen. I think Gen. Eisenhower is Going to win but. . , ':it would not surprise me to see Taft Ret three delegates or nine delegates." Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, who tried unsuccessfully to withdraw his name from the ballot, is considered the general's toughest foe The only other GOP ballot entry Is former Gov. Harold Stnssen of Mln nesota, generally conceded out ol the running. New Jersey Republicans elect 38 delegates to the presidential noml convention in July at Chi day after obtaining pay boosts of S4-to-$7 - a - week, similar to increases frrantrcl Michigan telephone \vorfciTs la:-t week. rnlorat .Mcdiutor.s Working Federal mediators arc working cago—10 at large and 28 in dis tricts. Taft backers are contesting icven district and two nl-larg posts, meanwhile wooing any po tentially- favorable "Independent' candidates. Tafl Leads Battle To date, Tafl leads the battle to GOP delegates strength. Latest fig ures—not including New Jersey an based on pledges, instructions an admitted leanings—give Taft 201 Eisenhower 88 and Stassen 21. New Jersey's Taft - Eisenhowe duel Is their first on-the-ballot jous since the general won the Ke Hampshire primary March 11. H eclipses in interest the Democratic presidential poll and convention delegate election. Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee Is unopposed in the popularity balloting but is a long way from cinching the 32-voto delegation. Archibald Alexander, former undcr-sec- let.lry of the Army and head of an Mississippi Adds To Misery; 76,000 Turned from Homes OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Thousands o f emergency workers fought a desperate battle on dikes nnd levees today to ward off the Missouri Hirer's mightiest onslaught in history. Already the maddened river had reduced several communities in its rich valley to ghost towns and driven an estimated 17,809 families from their homes. And it was not alone in spreading misery and terror. The Mississippi, too. had swept to record crests in Minnesota and Wisconsin, while 'in other states smaller streams tossed punches. The Red Cross estimated that an Ight-state area where the waters re raging, a total of 18,939 tes and some 76,000 persons ave had to flee their homes. This figure covers the Dakotas. febraska. Iowa, Minnesota, Wis- onsin, Kansas and Missouri. At Washington, the Red Cross aid a big Missouri River smash- irough at Omnha-Councll Bluffs— alslng the total of homeless fam- les to 20.000 —would place the lissouri flood among the 10 ilggest In 71 years of Red Cross elicf operations. Men Toll on Dikes While misery grew in the valley ind millions of tons of rich top oil sloshed downriver, men and nachines at Omaha and Council Bluffs, la., (combined population 36G.OOO) toiled to build up the flood walls and dikes. Thero was . a somewhat dis- leartening report from the weatherman. He was predicting sjhowers .or Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa Tuesday night .and .Wednesday morning. ; . The Job the twin cities faced Is best described by two men who arc leading the battle. MnJ, Gen. Lewis A. Pick, chief of Army Engineers:: "The greatest flood the white man has ever seen on Hie Missouri River." "Hell of a Lot of Trouble" Brig. Gen. Don G. Shingler, Missouri River Division engineers:: "We're in a hell of a lot of trouble. The river is coming with a rip and ~ roar." ' ' All along the Missouri Valley where the river had struck to date. See FLOOD Tajc 2 ! Truman Signs Treaty ; WASHINGTON OF, - Presiden'. \- ! Truman today signed the U. S. ra'.- j ifiradon of the peace treaty with Chinese Farmer Keens Wife Despite Move to Kill Her ..^ , Tho tcen-aeers were rounded up National j after the Joiner Lumber Company was entered Friday ni^ht nnd a small amount of cash and merchandise taken. Mr. Wilson identified the Wilson couple accused of being the gang's leaders as Mr. and Mrs. Julian Fontaine, both 18. Other members of the gang lance in asc from rt to 17. he said. He said the trcn- asers arc being questioned about other burglaries in this area. lombcrs against! Western Electric, the Bell sys-j tern's manufacturing r.ubsidiary. ; The Wtr,tr-rn Electric strikers, by using picket lines, have threatened to keep phone service disrupted in Ohio. New Jersr-y. Mirh- i':;m nnd -JO other states. The union of phone workers would stay away from their jobs if all exchanges were picketed. Red Cross Gets Additional $87 Telephone Employes Contribute to Drive Southwestern B=ll Telephone Company and its employes hfre have contributed $37 to th? annual Rcrl Cross fund campaign now under way. However, this was the only additional funds received during tine past four clays. The total, now stands at SI3.C-56.72. Goal oi the drixe is S20.CC3. The contributions folkiv. 1 : 525 — Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. SIO—Kolsa Brocks. S5—F. Davis. S3—Edith Patterson. Helen judd. , $2—Earl stover. Mike YaUs. W. W. j Mitchell. Beulah Hargett, Mrs _ __ _ „_.. .„. Tom Ho'stead. throwing his support to Ei^erthowf.r SI — Barbara Stewart, Geneva Politics wa:; popping rl--ewhore: Ehinlcv. Dclnrrs Roreis, Ramona , Of the Senate's <15 members, j Cain, Betty N'elle Tomiimon. Jim- three are fi'iittins; voluntarily bull mie Parrish. W. O. Siesler. Bob prartically all of the 31 others up , V.'alrien. Don Walters. Harry Gray, for re-election are expected to try ', Limvooci Ij°\vis, Roland Roun.-a-. ills, Eirl Walters. Velrna Antlers Vir- Adlai Stevenson of Illinois. Gov. Uriscoll I&lastcd When Taft dealt himself, out. he blasted Gov. Alfred rjriscoll for [ to return. Biennial School Enumeration Begins in Blytheville District The binuiiAl K'hool census !n , f nroUtd In school. Mr. Nichol.-on ' Ehtlirv'.lle Special District No, ,S j ,sFuri. pot unrtT -AMV today and will con- 1 Children who have transferred llmic through this month. j from other school districts to this! Superintendent, of Schools W. B. one will bo enumerated, he r i :;i a Dciv Is. \Vi • !ene K rkl.i nri. Jua:-ita S^tnpleo. Bf tty 3:iles. L';cy nnhanning, Bcnr M n Brown. Lucille HaUey. Be'ty DiViine. Mary Agrses Pceplcs. Bcr.nie Peoples Kd- mi Stand's. Hetty Jones, Mnniutrite Jt ne.=. Martha Brooke, Olga Young. Mrs. Myrtle Osborn. Stock Show Date Set LTTTI.E ROCK W» — Arkansas' lf>52 State Livr-t^iV Show here has' bfrtn .set lor Sept. 29-Oct. 4. | FAIRFIELD, C2llf. W, _ A young Chinr-n farmer who trird to have his wife slain for SlO.Ono insurance money -Aon leniency :n court and sltll his bride's love and trust. • Ralph Fens. 23. pleirf^d enilty ot tryin;; to hire two Air Force enlisied men u> kill Mabel Fonq. 21. (or 31 ,.-.00, He was sentenced yesterday to Tour months in jail nnd fined 51,500 but sentence was defered until fall so he ran har- vr>t hi= pra_r and pri3ne riop^ Feng raid he v.anted the in- s'.iran.'r n^ney to make hark pay- m?n:- : nn his ranch. He said he loved Mabel "too much to kill her niy.'-rlf," Mabel embraced Ralph in court and said: "F,vfTvbnrty h3s bet-n very lenient T fill love him." She Mid she doesn't' believe in ciivorre and u-an:s children. Mrs Fan? refused to slsn a compliint atralnjt her husband. She also raised S5.0CO ball nnd lias been living with him since he y ns released Irom Jail in January. Jaycees to Install Officers May 6 Blyiheville's Junior Chamher of Commerce will install officers ejected for the coming year at ,1 b?nquel to be held May 6. Date For the installation u-^: ist night at a meeting ol Jaycee br>ar*i of directors. To take office are, Dr J C, Guard, president; Dick J. While. first vice president; Robert A. Warren, second vice president; Prank Harshmrm, secretary; .Fame* Gardner, treasurer: and, I A. T,, CVinflin. KnifM-y KifUK'Ls iimKittiry I Joe Warren, directors. jannec Nicholson said representatives of Parent -Teachers Association.*; and ..... othrr citizens employed by the Boarrl ; children of PMucat inn \vril call at rvery home in Blyfhrville to enumerate a 1 ! cnilrlrcn from six to 18 years of age The cr.umpration Is made to determine the amount of state aid the BhThtvilie district is eligible set ! to rrcn'.T. sinf the ftate's alloiM- the lion- ol lur:^- ar* based, on srhool pn;i;ihtlr»n falling in these age brrs'-fcfK- Yrn:n- r -'r~ ^"no were six years oM or: or Ivf^r" yesterday and who h - d 110*. : i' ••* f r •'<*, 18 yea rs of age until nlrn- Thr.t date will be enum- fr.iH'd <•u-n If ilif-y are tnamfU. lories or wurkmg and lift ----- bo enumerated, he said. Also lo be accounted in the Blythc- villr- riirtrlct total will be thor-e who reside near district l s and attend school In olhc: ri:r'.rkts, unless they have r^pn Ic^illy transferred to the dis- trirt, in 'vhk'n they ?o to school. Inrluden in the Blytheville ri],-- tr;-~,t enumeration \x - ill be the fol- lowir,-* schools: Or.tnl, Clear Lake, Kim Street, Fl-.'. I,.ikr, Hnrrteon High School, .luninr Hich School. Lance. IXMIC Oak. Number Nine. Promised Land, Fef ce. Robinson, Senior High School, Sudbiiry and Yarbro. Mr, NichoUon requested persons kivnving of families with children vihii-h arc- nmvhiic from or info tin 1 F1I\ ihe\ ill- riisLrk:t [<> call his 01'- fltti ai 2Uo3. Fined for Drunk Driving Earl Stone was fined $100 and casts and sentenced to a day in .lail in Municipal Court this morn- msr on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor, LITTLE LIZ — Americans can be glcd they aren't oettrix) alt t Ihey ore pa^rig for,

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