The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 26, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 26, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS : THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER "or WORTHKAST ARK-AKKACI «»,i-, o^,™,,^.-,« VOL. XLVIII—NO' 131 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllie Herald Ike to Launch IntensiveFight NEW YORK (AP) — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower lias been told that his campaign, at this point, is not going well, and he was pictured today as prepared now to begin an intensive, toe-to-toe fight for the presidency. His aides and visitors to his newly established New York headquarters indicated that his next moves will be: 1. To obtain the active support of Ben. Robert A. Tail of Ohio, and especially of Taffs organization and the thousands of Republicans who backed the senator lor the GOP nomination. 2.'To begin speaking out on specific issues, naming names and pin - pointing the major OOP charges against the Democrats, the Truman administration record and the Democratic nominee, Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois. On Eisenhower's schedule of appointments for today were Sen. Edward Martin of Pennsylvania, a Taft supporter, and Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire. Bridges Was Neutral Bridges remained neutral in the gear to and through today's speech begun yet. He's set now to open up." While these conferences were .aking place, the New York World- Telegram and Sim was on the street here with a front-page editorial which said: "Ike is running like a dry creek." The newspaper is a unit in the S c r i p p s - Howard organization which is supporting Eisenhower for the presidency. But it described his statements, to date, as "little milk and water remarks," and asked "Ike, when do we start?" Around Eisenhower's headquar- .ers, however, there was no sign *-" iue co * cj«.»ii.iJJC 1.1 JJCUtJ ill 111 lilts -~-~, "v 11 \, i ^i, uivj i; wnf) IIU tFJ^fl Tait-Eisenhower battle in the New ° l pessimism. The people working Hampshire primary. Some of the 9 newspapers in the slate claimed, "however, that he leaned toward Taft. The general's aides said a meeting with Taft' himself is in the cards for some lime next month. The date is still pending, they said^ From three different sources, Elsenhower apparently heard eome frank talk about his campaign progress on his first day_ in the new regional headquarters here. One was Sen. Wallace Bennett of Utah, who supported Taft's drive for the GOP nomination. Bennett said he discussed with Eisenhower the means of getting support from Taft's backers. "On the organizational level, we talked about fusing the Talt and Eisenhower groups into one effective organization." he added. The senator added that he has found a "surprising number" of independent voters who are in doubt now about Eisenhower after having been sympathetic to his candidacy earlier. "I find plenty of people who say they are going to take a second look «t Stevenson," Bennett said. A prominent Republican, who isked not to be identified, said his conversation with Elsenhower took much the same line.-But he said: ;• ^ 'Vy?,'. -.. "The general told me he has purposely kept ths campaign in low Weather Arkansas for«ast: Clear to part- Jy cloudy weather Tuesday, Wednes- BIIOWERS day and Thursday. Little temperature change. Scattered showers are Indicated Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Missouri forecast: Generally fair tonight and Wednesday; warmer north portion tonight and east and south Wednesday; low tonight near 70; high Wednesday In the 90s. Minimum this morning—68. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset today—6:38. Sunrise tomorrow—5:28. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m.— none. Total precipitation since January 1—27.80. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—79. Normal mean temperature August---80.2. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—82 Maximum yesterday—97. Precipitation January 1 to date—30.91. Chi; with him quote a political adage: "August headlines don't last," and said that, from this point on, he would open up with all his heavy guns on the Democrats. Wilson Schools To Open Sept. 8 Superintendent Deer Announces Faculty For Coming Term WILSON — Phillip J. Deer, superintendent of Wilson Schools, today announced that the 1052-53 school term will begin Sept. 8. The first faculty meeting will be held Sept. 5, when the faculty will be the dinner guests of Supt. and Mrs. Deer at the school cafeteria. There are six new faculty members in the Wilson Grade School one in Junior High and two in High School. They are Miss 'Per. gy Davidson ol Balesville, first grade; Miss Patricia McKe- 'of Little Hock, second grade; Miss Wanda Henderson of H e b p.f Springs, third:grade;- Mifev-Oorls Smith of Harris,- fourth grade- Miss Abbie Stewart of Houlka, Miss., filth grade; Miss Sue Short of Beebe, sixth grade; Norman Rainwater of Van Buren, Junior High science and mathematics- and Mrs. Dnvie Parker of Conway, home economics; P. E McRae, Wilson, biology and general science. J. D. Roberts is principal. Oilier returning faculty members Include: Grade School — Miss Dorothy Russell of Lulu, Miss., first grade- Miss Rosa Etta Wolf of Memphis', second grade; Miss Betty Bond of Camden, third grade; Miss Merle Sec WILSON on Page 18 Truce Talks Set to Resume MDNSAN, Korea <3>, — Korean armistice negotiations resume tomorrow after a fourth straight •weeklong recess. The United Nations and Communist truce delegates will meet Panmunjom. A fifth recess seemed likely un teas a new approach is submitted on the deadlocking Issue of prisoner of war exchange, last hurdle be- tor fore an armistice. Since July 26. the truce teams -have met only once a week. At each session, both sides repeated their stands on the prisoner dispute. Then the delegates called it quits for another week. THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER-OF KORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUUI BLYTMEVILLFJ, ARKANSAS/ TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES - Jack Owens (right), treasurer of FIRST NCPO CONTUIBL'TION _ the National Cotton picking Contest, accepts from Herb Childs the first, contribution received this year for the contest. Mr. Child* presented the check for Mead's Clothing Co. (Courier News Pholo) Stevenson Plans Bold Bid for New York Vote SPRINGFIELD, 111. (#, _ C ov. Adlai Stevenson was all set today to make a bo!d bid for votes in New York and then swing into a nine-stale Western lour early next month on his presidential campaign. 3 Red Assaults Halted by Allies Third of 800-Man Enemy Force Said Killed, Wounded SEOUL Ko lions T h e Democratic presidential nominee will address the American Legion Convention at Madison Square Garden tomorrow. Afier that he plunges into a round of politicking that has all the car- marks of a major campaign effort. His Labor Qay speech in Detroit will launclifhis formal campaign- but the New"; York City trip was developing , the real opening campaign barrage in fact if not in name. Stevenson was due to see a few callers today to discuss fjarm and A U. S. Eighth Army officer estimates a third of the 800-man Red force was killed or wounded. The fighting raged nearly eight hours. At some points troops closed to hand-to-hand combat on the muddy slopes soaked by six Inches of rain in the past 48 hours. U. N. tanks and artillery kept up a steady barrage throughout the night in reply to Red artillery. U. s. B20 and B26 bombers again raided supply and communication centers near the hard-hit North Korean capital Pyongyang. The U. S. Eighth Army disclosed that U, N. guards wounded 38 prisoners of war Aug. 1] in putting down a demonstration among "known Communist troublemakers" In a POW pen on on Koje Island off South Korea. Democratic National Committee's Agricultural Division; and Hcrs- chcl D. Newsom, master of the National Grange. Polishing Up Speeches But most of the day was set aside for polishing up his New York City speeches, which his lieutenants hope will touch off a Sec STEVENSO.V on Page 16 Chooses Foe For Gentry Party 'Dig In' For AlUOut War On Democrats LITTLE ROCK M') _ Arkansas Republicans, digging in their heels for an all-out fight against the Democrats in November, named a candidate for attorney general here yesterday. The state GOP committee also announced further plans Jor Gen. Eisenhower's visit here Sept. 3 on his flying tour of the South. During a morning executive session described as including "a great deal of diversion of opinion," George \v. Johnson, a Greenwood attorney, was named to oppose Democrat Tom Gentry of Little Rock in the state attorney general's race. Johnson's nomination was announced by Philip Boycr of Little Rock, committee secretary, following the closed-door meeting, which he described as "harmonious." Timlall M-ikcs Statement However. Verne Tindall of Stuttgart, Eisenhower's Arkansas campaign manager, said: "There was a great deal of diversion of opinion at this morning's session but we oil left in harmony. You . . . may have heard there was some division In the party. That was all straightened out this morning." An unidentified spokesman said the controversy concerned n "patronage resolution" introduced at the session. Questioned about the resolution. Boyer said that it was tabled until Nov. 5—the day after the genera! election. "There's no use In talking about patronage until ofler the election," he said. Jeff Speck on Slate Other GOP candidates on the Arkansas slate this fall will include Jeff Speck, the gubernatorial nomi- ne?, and Lee Reynolds of Conway, candidate for lieutenant governor. Speck has said lie will formally his campaign at Paragould on ..-. Day. I.' S Rep. Hugh Scott of Perinsyl- . ;J Jta definitely setithe Eisenhower speaking: date hcre'at between 2:30 and 4:30"p.m., Sept. 3. He said the GOP presidential nominee would speak either at MacArthur Park or War Memorial stadium. Tiiidnll said yesterday afternoon that the general "probably will make a 30-infnutc speech at the Stadium" which scats 35,000 persons. He urged Republicans to "get everybody you know" to attend the Eisenhower speech. £££.$65,000 Theft Cracked On Police Chiefs Hunch Winter BVD Program Favored At Mid-Point of C. of C. Survey County Welfare Vacancies Exist Vacancies now exist on the stall questioned gave i- of the Mississippi County Welfare suits: Chamber of Commerce manager Worth D. Holder today reported results of a survey which he is conducting among Blytheville Value Day merchants to determine reactions to the BVD program. Questionaires were sent each participating merchant last week, and about half have returned their survey answers to date. Mr. Holder said. Answers from 26 nt 57 merchants the following re- Department, Mrs. Harriet Canada, director of the office here, reported today. One of Ihe vacancies requires two years of college ami ownership of an automobile, she. stated. Applicants may see Mrs. Canada at the Welfare Office located between the Courthouse and the Mississippi County Health Unit. "Do you favor BVD during the winter months?" Yes. 15; no. B. "Do you favor enlarging BVD?" Yes, 7; no, 17. "Do you favor increasing cost per merchant?" yes, 6; no, 18. "Would you pledge to stay in for a full six-months winter program?" Yes. 12; no. 9. "Do you favor BVD twice monthly next summer!" Yes. 16; no. 4. "No an- swcrs ranged from two In the "favor enlarging" qiieition to six on the "twice monthly" query. Among suggestions made on the returned questionaries were "having an age limit for the registration," "customer should br,y or pay on account to register," "program should be continued tiext summer," "continue as started," "Summer July 15 — August 30 — short and sweet," "must register for self only." "money surplus to be used at Christmas," "too early to decide for next year.' "favor program at no increase in cost," "use circulars once a month." and "favor weekly basis." Mr. Holder said be KM.S expecting to have the survey completed within a short time, and that more definite conclusions could be drawn when all rjueslionairc? have bocn returned from participating merchants. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Jet Crosses Atlantic Twice in 10-Hours ALDERGROVE AIR FIELD, Northern Ireland (A>)—A British jet Uomber flashed across the Atlantic Ocean and back today in slightly over 10 hours. The double closing In a single day was the first In history. The sleek black Canberra also smashed all previous records for a west t» cast passage HS it streaked home from Gander, Newfoundland, western temlnus of the epic flight. The whole trip of 4.1U miles took 10 hours 4 minutes, including a two-hour stopover nt Gander. This was the timetable of the bomber's trip, in terms of British daylight lime which Is six hours ahead of eastern standard: 0:.?4 11.m.—Left Aldcrgrarc. 11:12 .a.m.—Arrived Gander. 1:10 p m.-Left Gander. 4:38 p.m.—Reached Aldergrove. The plane fought lOO-mile-an hour headwinds on its east to west flight,, hut was helped by them ou the trip home. The twin-Jet bomber belongs to the Royal Air Force nud is piloted by Wing Commander Roland Deamont. 32, with a crew of two. It is 2,072 miles from here to Gander, making the round trip about 4,Mo miles. The Ireland-Newfoundland leg wns made at an nveragc of about 448 miles an hour, against the record of 483.91 Bcninont made In the same plane last Aug. 31. The Canberra's maximum speed is au official secret, but it Is believed to be capable of approaching the speed of sound—around UGO miles an hour at sea level. Legion Stages Massive Parade on Fifth Avenue NEW YORK — Thousands swung up Firth Avenue todny In-the American Legion's massive display of (he nation's past and present military might. Luxora Schools To Open Sept. 1 Victoria School Also Starts Then; Faculties Listed LUXORA—The Luxora Elementary and High Schools and the Vic- .toria Elementary School will 01 for tlib" regular school term. Sept it was announced here today by! Thomas D. wilkins, superintendent. Mr. wilkins s«m opening day activities at all schools will consist of registration and trial schedules, with full-time classes beginning Tuesday. The total expected enrollment is 000, with 425 in the lower six grades In Luxora, 225 in the upper six grades, and 250 in the eight grades p.t Victoria. The Luxora District Negro schools, which opened .Inly 14 nncl operate The parade of more than 15,000 expected to last at least 12 hours, stepped out from 31st Street nt 9:OQ n. in. <ESTt. Its terminus was 43 blocks north at, 74lh street. A police-estimated crowd of 2,000,000 viewed the parade In the first tw-o hours. Police Commissioner George P. Monaghan, who made (he estimate, said the crowd "has not yet reached Us peak" and that additional throngs would view the procession before it ended after dark. For many a marching' Legionnaire It was the emotional high point of the 3-1lh annual Legion "£" i convention here as the brass blar- ,J.ed and the. drums throbbed and a "t'1 warm August' surrftibri'tlcd the"deep canyon of Firth Avenue. ICx-IMvatcs arid a General Marching with many a former buck private was a five-star genera], Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Republican presidential candidate strode at the head of Ihe Kansas contingent. !lis> vice-presidential runiiini! rnnte. Sen. Riuhard M. Nixon, marched with the California delegation from his home state. Heading the parade wns an escort of 25 city policemen on sleek, prancing ho'rses. . The grand nun-shall. Erie Cockc, Jr.. of Dawson, Oa.. last year's national Legion commander, had live honorary yrand marshnlls— seven Sec LEGION on I'age 16 on a .split term, have enrolled 400 ut the George V.'. Carver Jui-.!nr High School in Luxora and the elementary school at Victoria. two schools arc staffed with nine teachers. The Victoria faculty as announced by Mr. Wilkins includes W. p. Ellis, I «- j , , „ , c . ... . principal; Mrs. L. C. Hudson. Mrs. I*' ' ' " on " Forfeited Nonyc Haynes, Mrs. j. s. olive. Miss For Drunk Dri'vino Floy Hole-man, Miss Thclma Dens- "'iiy more. Mrs. Pete Wells, Mrs. s. W Applcton and Mrs. Ray Poolc At the Luxora Elementary school Wayne Mackey will be the princi- See LUXOKA on 1'agc 16 Inside Today's Courier News ..News of Men In Service-... ...Arkansas .igc 7. . . .Sporls. . -Page 8. ...Society .1'age I. . . .Markels. . .I'ufic N'cus Uriels Latest Brink's Case Is Solved Former Employee Admits to Robbery In Less than 24 Hours WASHINGTON (AP) — A hunch by Police Chief Robert V. Murray cracked a $65,000 Brink's armored car theft today less than 24 hours after a 26-yoar-oltl bakery truck driver pulled it off. Arrested and charged with grand larceny was Ray Eugene Farmer a short, slender youth who had been fired by Brink's three years ago after working as a guard for the armored car company. All $65.000 was recovered. Farmer diiff up the money for police He had buried it in a wooded area near Glen Echo Amusement park in nearby Maryland. It was a carefully planned robbery, sandwiched in on Fanner's bakery route yesterday. Myrtle Jackson, receptionist at the bakery company, said today when advised oMhe arrest: "I just can't believe "Kaj- Was Nonchalant" "Roy came in from his routo at (he regular time yesterday" she said. "He was just as calm and nonchalant as he could be He was one of our best drivers' oue of our most trusted employes " It was Chief Murray's recollection of a three-year-old Incident that led to Farmer's arrest Mur. ray recalled that Farmer's Brink's uniform once popped up in tha hnnds of a teenage gang of hoodlums, rounded up on various charges. There wns suspicion at the time that some of this gang contemplated using the uniform in some sort of robbery. Here Is the story as .told to reporters by Inspector Jeremiah Sirs' BRINK'S on Page 15 -"»«w-Jra««lMIWBFK- Clinic Gets 36 Pints by Noon The Red Cross Bloodtnobile at Manila had received a' pint of blood from each of 36 volunteers at noon today, Mr.s. Julia Haral- Kon, executive secretary of the Mississippi County Assoclalion said. Today's Manila visit for West Mississippi County donors marks the first lime the Bloodmobile has made ,1 stop In the county other than here. Mrs. W. R. Brown Is chairman for the Manila visit and Leachviilo registration was handled by Dr T. N. Rodman. William I. McGowan forfeited a S111.25. cash bond in Municipal | LITTLE Court this morning on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. In other action, Grndy Brewer forfeited a $-15.25 bond on a charge of reckless driving. He ivns nrrest- cd yesterday when his car left Highway 01 and overturned near New Liberty. Hearing for Roljcrt Smith on a charge of overdrawing find obtain- in? personal properly by false pretense iv.i.s continued until Saturday. He Is charged with wrilini; a worthless check In the nrnoimt ol So to Hubbard Hardware Store. LIZ — Whether Ihey count the cost or not, most .people count the change More BVD Values Are Ahead Blylhertlle Valu« Day bargains are scheduled to unfold before customers' eyes once more tomorrow a.- BVD merchants display one of the wider varitks of BVD values to be offered this summer. In pictur« No, 1, regular t!8.95 to $19.35 summer shoos are offered for only $13.95. picture No. 2 shows a banana split and Ice cream soda to be sold respectively at nine cents and 19 cents tomorrow only. A one-fourth reduction Is In store tor buyers of the table lamps shown In Picture No. 3, a year-round bargain. One-third off on almost the entire lute N stock of clothing is offered by o. 4, with straw hats going at a another store, as shown In Pic- full half-price off. (Courier Ne»» I'hotos)

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