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VOL. XLVIil—NO. 133 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ,.: .: ' THE DOMINANT KEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAWT AMCAN8AS AND SOUTWiCT- u«^,, D , Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald Pace,Kimball Make Plug *For Services Legion Asked To Help Keep U.S. 'Strong' NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of the Navy Kimball today asked the American Legion to help keep America strong on the seas. "Vou can help us," he told Legionnaires at their national convention, "by supporting our requests for appropriations to create and maintain tlie strong armed forces this country is going lo need as long as aggression stalks th« world." Ximba}! followed Secretary of the Army Pace in the list of speakers for this morning's convention session. In their prepared remarks, both extolled the merits jffi iheir respective services. *T The Legion today elects Us national commander. Lewis K. Cough, 44, Pasadena, Calif., and Walter E. Alessandroni, 39 Philadelphia, are major contenders. Investment Increased The Navy secretary said the nation has increased Its investment In its armed services about 100 billion dollars In (he last 20 years tdding: "For the richest nation on earth, I think this Is a more or less •modest investment in national insurance. The lotal investment is less than one-third of one year's national income, and while of Itself, it is n tremendous amount of money, I do not believe it is excessive. "The stakes are high in this battle for freedom in which we nre engaged and it cannot be won with tokens or I. O. U's." - "'Kimball said the Navy should now have four carriers of the For- restal'class under construction in.;. stead of- two and "it is my hope -f that the third or fourth vessel of the Forrestal class will be atomic powered." The Xeel of the 60,000 ton, 200 million dollar Forrestal was laid July 14 in Newport News, Va. It has been announced that a second vessel of tile same typo will be built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. I "Two of these ships are not ; enough," Kimball said. "We are i going to ask Congress for more of them." Budget Whittled Congress whittled President Tru for i!s cost with economies else where. Kimball reiterated his belief tha a.-^ng naval forces "are the mos economical forms of national se - curity Insurance." But he added that no branch of the service can be short-changed "without throw- Ing the whole scheme of our defense out of balance and running the risk of a national disaster." Back only a lev days from in- ^.specting American forces in Europe, Pace said the army has made "substantial and hearle Regarding the slate of the Army. Pace said the facts "fairly lead AMCAK9A8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS,. THURSDAY, AUGUST 28,-1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES TOP WINNERS — Rutfin Askew (above), Wadford White Post Legionaire, demonstrates use of rod and reel which Erwln Lee Walton, center, won at the Negro children's Fishing Rodeo at Walker Park yesterday. At right is Fannie Mae Dixon, top girl winner who won a- similar prize. Ervin's catch weighed eight ounces and Famiie Mae's, five ounces. Both are 14-year-o!ds and live on Route 2. Other winners were Freddie Bates, Arnia G. Ross. Carlen Harris, Nena Harvey. Mitchell Harvey, James Smothers, Sampson Brown, David Hay, Doyle Matthews, Hattle Lee Hampton, Otis Dixon, and Jessie Mae Dixon. Below: children are served hoi dogs, cold drinks and other staples at noon break in program. Rodeo and similar con- tost, lield last week for white children, are co-sponsored by tile City and the American legion. (Courier News 1'holos) Gaihings Offers Praise for Both Ike, Stevenson He Says Nominees Are 'Finest Men' U.S. Could Produce KEISKR _ Hep. E. C. (Took) Gathmss. I • an address last night before the nev ly-formed Keiser Kiwanis Club, told the group and guests that the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees art "the finest men who could be produced in this country." Praising Democratic Party nor. i nee.Gov. Adlai E Stepson 1 of II"" nois anVj .Republtcair^farfy nc " Gen. D-.vieht D Btwmpjr^l First District Congressman _.,, u that despite the high calibre of the nominees, the people have little choice in selection of n nominee under the present system. "In coming years," he said, "the .^..e,.»...., ...ui.ivu t-icoiuem iru- people will have a voice in the fe man's S944.300.000 budget for Navy lection of presidential nominees construction to 5511.935,000, and and in election of their president' permitted construction of the sec- At this time they can only choose ond, mammoth carrier only on between the two'men presented lo condition that the navy make np them." Predicting a close election in November, the Congressman said that the electoral votes of one state could easily decide who will become president Bolh Offer Changes Eisenhower. Rep. Gathings said. Is staking his race on a change in I government. "Ike says that if our people want a change, then they will vote for him." he said. Stevenson, too. offers a change, he adrtcd. "Adlai says he can perform the change necessary, for our country," he told the gronp. "The CfO did not tap Stevenson Report on U.S. Air Power — Indecision, Gadgets Get Blame for Weak Defense WASHINGTON Wi _ Senate defense investigators 53id today an excess of gadgets and lop level indecision have slowed down mililary aircraft production and prevented the development of adequate air defenses lor tiie United States. ing" progress since the start of " ThK cto dld Mt ta P Stevenson the Korean War. for the Democratic nomination." tlie Congressman asserted, polntin's out lhat in Illinois. Stevenson had to a conclusion of cauliou* "oplim-! t ' lc sl 'W° rt of business as well as ism, tempered by the considera- 1[>bor lMticr5 ' aru! others. Touching lion of tenuous problems tl'nt lie m two corr "r >tioi i Issues which the Republicans have pointed out In ! Stevenson's administration In the 28 months since the Ko-! . .„ , ; rean conflict began, he said, the i CIgarrtct e ta ? , s ' amp Army has grown from 593.000 men SCB " dal _ a ?i-^- e -- meat inspection to more than i. 550, 000 . , See LEGION on Page 5 Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair today and tonight. Widely scattered thunder- Sec GATHINGS on Page 5 .5777 Drnnfe Driving Bond Is Forfeited Ernie Thompson forfeited a 5111.25 bond in Municipal Court on 3 ni " lesi ol n series from armed services prepared ness subcommittee headed by Sen Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex). In order to speed aircraft production to meet a possible Russian atomic attack, the report suggested appointment of a lull-time production c?.ar by the President and an overhauling of present basic defense legislation. Some of the same recommenda- lions were made last November' by the same defense wntchdog group but Chairman Johnson, in a separate statement, indicated they had not been carried out. Indecision Is "Amazing" Johnson said the alrpower buildup has been slowed down by a "capacity for indecision which was . Johnson said this was Clay Bedford, industrial leader who was named special assistant to the secretary of defense. The new report asked appointment of "a full-lime production czar with powers to deterrntne priorities, to freeze designs lo the times has levels." Although ment djd name a production czar. Johnson said, "be did not receive r cached amazing the Defense Dcparl- "•showers in west portion Friday. Nc rain is indicated for east and cen- high. Light winds. There is a possibility of widely scatlcred .showers Saturday. Heavy rains not indicated. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight End Friday with little change in temperature; low tonight in the 60s; high Friday 83-90 north; io near 90 south. Minimum this mornine—fi3. Maximum yesterday—93. Sunset loday—6:32. Sunrise tomorrow—5:30. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m.— none. - = --• « •&» «. k.iiv'-ilhc necessary authority and evening while under the Influence of | lually wns reduced to the status of necessary cxlcnt, and to orrler P rracl P 1 cs and endorse all the can quantity production Initiated, so ,',', "?• ru . nmn S °" '. h e same lickc SINGLE COPIES FIVE CBKTf Ike Ready to Start x Big Drive/ Stevenson Talks Foreign Policy Followers Told Foreign Born Citizens Meet With Governor Demo Candidate Hears Report on Europe and Asia NKW YORK (AP) — Representatives of loreign born citizens, the majority of them from nations now under Communist domination, called on Gov. Adlai Stevenson today and discussed American foreign policy with him. Persons present at tlie meetings said they gave him a ,. C p 01 . t OI , conditions in Europe and Asia The governor. Democratic candidate for president, saw representatives ol Poland, Czechoslovakia, Mthuania, Ukraine, and China! pokesmen for American - born ngoslavs and Puerto Rico also • Iked with him. Witnesses said Stevenson "asked )ine questions but for the most art just listened." Among his callers was Rep. haddetls. Machrowicz of Illinois ^presenting Polish - born groups lid Joseph Troliicr of Chicago! en president of the nationalities vision of the Democratic National onimittee. Governor "In Appreciation" 'roiner said "Tlie governor has appreciation of lllc problems of •eign born citizens, and of the •cngth of Iheir vote." Stevenson's office announced it the governor has an appoint- ;nl late today with Trvgve Lie icrelary-fjeneral of the United Na- oru. A spokesman said he ns- umed it also would be abci' for- 'cn policy. breakfast date .with Be. -rd r presidential «1- set for tomcrrow, . . The m'njor 'maneuvers in Stevenson's campaign strategy were becoming clearer today as he swept through the New York area in his battle for the presidency. In effect, he has now come to grips with Gen. nwight D. Eisenhower, his Republican opponent. Both candidates are in New York. Each has delivered a major speech—slating basics—before the American Leftion Convention. They spoke on different days, but before the same group of listeners. For each man. this was (lie true beginning of his campaign. In the Legion speech, and - In another delivered last night at a Democratic rally . near Asbury Park, N. J., Stevenson struck out at Eisenhower in these areas: 1. "I am not in the delicate position of another candidate for high office, who faces the ticklish problem of whether to swallow his principles and endorse nil the can- that our minimum air requirements are met as quickly as possible." The report called for a greater share of federal funds for air power and less for' ground and sea arms. GJmimcks Criticized The report was sharply critical of constant changes in models and additions of gadgets and gimmicks lo aircraft designs. It said there < was n need for design freezes and I n , tnv . are with him." Republicans Are '.Split" 2. "The Republicans are split '.vide open on foroicn policy. . . . Srtmc of us are reluctant to adirit that peace cannot be woi, by some I:.,' R ' B ' n ' 5?i! ' clever diplomatic maneuver or by ! n %1 " rcl ' Jr!t propaganda." , | 3. '"Hie people of this country are better off than they or any olher people have ever been." FOR DRAWING NAMNJS — Chamber of Commerce manager Worth D. Holder presents Brenda Kay Wilson of 18H Chickasaw Courts with a dollar bill for drawing names of BVD prize winners during yesterday's Blytheville Values Day. winning ?50 was Inez Goolsby of 201 South First Street. Winning 510 prizes were Iva Richardson, Lee Harris and Ethel Mitchell, all of Blytheville. Four $5 winners were p O Fowler, Troy Mayo, C. Crotzer and Mrs. D. A. Bugg. (Courier News I'liotn) 6 1 Pints of Blood Given During Osceola Clinic OSCEOLA - A lotal of Bl pints of blond were donated yesterday eray when the_ Red cross Bloodmobilu visited Osceola. The amount of blood received ran 89 pint* below the quota of 150 pints set for this visit. Registration also fell below the 25 Given Draft Seven Fail to Report; County's Next Call Set for September 4 Twenty-five Mississippi Comity men, previously classified 4-p in the orafl, left for Little Rock this morning to be re-cxamine« for possible redassification. Miss Rosa Saliba. clerk of the Mississippi County Draft Board, said today's call was for 30 men but of this number seven failed to report and one was transferred to another board. Two men who failed to report lo previous calls reported today and one was transferred to the Mississippi County Board from another board. The county's next call \vlll be lor 35 mtn to take lire-induction physicals Sept. 4. Leaving today were: Whites — James Porter MiTnll Olcn Alien Hirks. 11. E. Bailey. Ma- Si. Louis: Dnvid tncs Day Urition, Albert Junior Wilkcrson. Iron City, la.; Eugene Mvrlck, To Sparring About Over in Campaign New York Chairman Says General to Begin Aggressive Action NEW YORK (AP) -Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower today assured his followers that his preliminary sparring f or the presidency was about finish- e<l nml thai soon lie will tin- del-take " a fighting, hard-hitting campaign." He passed the word to William , , i cr ' Now Yotk Republican state chairman, and Republican leaders of eight New York City metropolitan counties who visited him at his Hotel Commoiode headquarters. "He assured us he Is going to wage a very strong, aggressive campaign, starting soon." Fieiffer told newsmen. Conferences Held The Republican leaders met tho general al 7:30 a.m. the earliest the general has started a day-* round of conferences since he set up his headquarters here last weekend. Tlie general was scheduled to keep 12 other appointments with individuals and groups before night. Pfeiffer said that he and tho metropolitan county leaders discussed Communism and corruption as prime campaign issues. Ike Registers lo Vote Eisenhower was registering to vole yesterday al the time that his Democratic rival for the presi- ' e, „ appeared at The IlIoodniobilQ unit was located j ed is Next visit of the Bloodmobllc in the Osrcoln District Red Cross Chapter's area will be Sept n, when the unit will visit Wilson. After that, the next Bloodmolille visit to Koiith Mississippi County will be next February, according lo Mrs. Madeline Campbell, executive secretary of the Osccola District Red Cross Chapter. 'LT workers j p r op r a in here yesterday. Mrs. Campbell said. total of 25 volun ,ith the 4. "On liquor. Allies Rain More Destruction On Communist Supply Centers mass production. "A tendency toward 'glmmlck- erie' has loaded some of our planes wilh gadgets to a point where tbeir effectiveness has been decreased." the report said, a Job holder part-time." Aides of i N ° such dclnys face Soviet Rus' sia, the report indicated, saying: "When the Russians stop malting tractors and start making tanks they can ill afford to per SEOUL. Korea «l — u. S. Air F ° rCC b ° mbCrS raincd ti 0!1 on Communist su ly centers Nnrth Korea, Wednesday ni(jht after planes from three U. S. Navy carriers—including Ihe newly repaired Boxer—bombed Red power plants in the Northwest. The fury of Ihe aerial strikes was In sharp contrast to light action along Ihe 155-mile battlefront. The U. S. Eighth Army's evening tactical summary Thursday was the shortest of the war—21 words: "U. N. patrols engaged enemy units up to a platoon in strength, as action continued light along the Eighth Army front." A briefing officer said that didn't ---- . ,,,.,, • n unciuis uiiiuei SBI« inai man I Tota! precipitation since January mean »l was the quietest day of '• the war. • | The Navy said the Boxer and | two shier ships off Northeast Ko- forirea, the E:-scx and the Princeton. i senl up 'i'i'i individual flights that dumped explosives on the -huge electric plant at Chosen and other — . — — j^.,^. UDJ — aj , facililics from Kojo to Chongjirt PrerfpiUtion January 1 to this I In a flaming raid on Scmurig -< B26s unloaded destruction „., „ Communist supply center after civ- mlt such end items to become obsolete." Some comments In the body of the report appeared more wither- domestic policy, only they (the Republicans) slowly and reluctantly accepting See STEVENSON on Tagc 5 Dicker to Head Church Group Jf. E, Wicker of Blytheville yes- Central District of the Pentecostal Church of God. Mr. Wicker was e-lcelocl at a con- Truck Driver Slightly Hurt In Wreck Here Klmcr Moore. Blytheville truck driver, suffered minor but painful faclnl injuries last night when !hc Irurk lie was driving crushed Into 11)!- rear of a Iransport tmrk on Nnrth Highway Cl. Deputy Shr-rjff Hollam! Aikvn - „ - •. said Moore's truck, o\vnc<! bv A O Delbert Meadows. Riymond ; Shiblcv Company crashed intn'tl-r Hlvthovllld. r*., r l uriin~™ .V ~ ' . . t - J ' l ^ llLU mm UiC e; Carl W. Stone, illiam Lcroy rear of a Gordon's Transport Coin- trailer truck which Iliomai J. Curran, New York sccrclary of slate and chairman of Ihe manhallah Republican com- mltlce, said he told Ihe general lhat Ihe Stevenson speech "left more unsaid than It said." The delegation said that Eisenhower made no comment in reference to the Stevenson address. Eisenhower has a promise lhat he will receive n "surprising" labor vote on election day. The Republican nominee also drew the support of Uo;;er W. Straus, co-chairman of tbe National Conference of Christians and Jews. Word Hint Elsenhower would get substantial labor backing camo yesterday from Richard J. Gray of Albany, N. Y., president of lha Ihrec-milllon-meinber AFL Build- in;; and Construction Trades Department and a longtime Democrat. "For 20 years we've been wilh Ihe Democrats and they think they've Kot us in their vcs! pocket," Gray told newsmen after corifer- ring with the general . Spraks For Many He emphasized that he waa '-I)(.':ikii)fr for himself, not for his cii'ht or 10 olher top union officials would support Eisenhower. He did not ^ive tbeir names. And he; added that a "surpris- Kimblc, Humble, Junior Hayes. Osepola. i stopped to avoid strikinK a taxi tha't'l , - - NcRroes—Joe Paton. Willie Peat, t hart backed out of a driveway onloi'"" mimb = r of rank-nnd-filc un- Manila; Virgil Andrews. Charles; the highway " ionisls would vole Republican. Deputy Alkcn said thai H-.rvey L '?? b " i] °>"S Iratlcs chief said rr driver of the Vc™ ] IrVis "^W?»£ ^ ^^w^a^lL'^dcn c"mp-!!^r'' y ~ U1C S ° Ut " Crn DCm °- poft mlcv'w^Tor 'ri' 1 ! ' h , B """ri He Said he M " Eisenhower that port truck was forced to slop s »,l- .. we „<,„.,. havc a United s t >U CrVn in tlir* vioKt tr, ' , ..i . . . . —•>•,-.* . Timothy Davis. Alfred Yarhro. : Jones. Ro B er Jones, Osceola; Waiter B. Rois. Rnberl Junior Woods. Os:ar Palmer. Granville Junior Johnson. Blytheville; William Henry Smith. Armorcl. Failing to report today ucrc: \Vhltes—Siiviano Reyes Nevare. Lee Edwards, Rlythcvlllc; John Wesley Banister. Lambert. Miss.; Johnny Camiibcll. Joiner. Negroes- Robert Foftcr. B drnly then plowed into the rear^of "the I trailer. | Moore was given trcatmont for his injuries at Walls Hospital but 5 Bishop Case Branded 'Hoax' vention of the group in North ng lhan Ihe conclusion and recom- lie Rock. Tlie district Include kansas and Southern Mi-snuri. ilians had been warned jury today branded bombers cratered Wilson of Rt. 2, Kennctt. road east of the Red capita] LITTLE LIZ— The U. N. Command announced in Tokyo that combined Air Force 1 — 27. Mean lemperature 'midway be twt ! f-n high and low)—7fl. Normal mean temperature This Dale L.y,l Year Minimum this morning—73. Maximum yesterday—9S dale-J<Wa. 50 milcs soulh of Pyongyang, 15 and Navy aircraft losses since the war cgnn 26 months ago now, numbered 1.572 planes against confirmed Communist losses of 612. An adcliliotial M3 Red planes probably wore shot down an.l 620 clain-j aged, the Air Force said. I The Navy claimed Its pilots! damaged R8 Red p!::nes. That would make a tola! o( 1.4D3 Communist ptancs destroyed or damaged. Inside Tcwfoy's Courier News . . . Holland N'cnj: . . . Pa . . . Wilson News . . , S'rws . . Page B. . . . SpnrCj .'. . Pace 10. . . . Snricly.. . . I'.lgi t. . . . Markets . . . Pa =e s . . '. . liighl spirit is shown in Manila blood drive. . , editorials 8. IParHow Lists Campaign Expenditures as $949 H. G. Partlow or nlylhevllie nho won re-clcclion as nrosecullng at- . . , , ......... ...... - ..... •> garden club in Sprincf... O .. t good health when she became ill a member of the EpisVopa't church suddenly Sunday afternoon. she and Mr. Wclson were mar- Uorn in Frenchman's Bayou, she' rlcd in 1906. Mrs Wesson made Wil5 Center of Ihe founder ol Ihe j tier debut In Memphis around the l!r * ** Wjjson Co.. and the town! turn of the century. " " ' " torliey of the Second Judicial District, ycslerdav filed -vilh Kccrctary ol State C. O. Hall In I.idlp Rock of Wtl*on. Tlie ..-ommunltj of Vic- ) loria was named for Mrs. Wesson when her father purchased that! interests - , plantation from Moorc-MclVrrln list, o! rtinrnalgn px|)cndllnn>s | Co • »> l! '^ s - lotnlina 4919.60. j HIT htisb.inil. Mr. Partlow won a majority in . Had Many JIUsco Infcrcsls Arnonc Mrs. We.wnn's bmin , ... . t'ruuk llcrlicrt i Wc-son. who Is general manager 3. defeating Clarence Meadows c.f ^achvllle and Ivy Spencer of Jonesboro. listed the Wesson Fium.s Inc.. ivhfrh rnrnatpaates Mime R.Wn acrrs of Mi>:-i's.-ippi (.'otmly ILII inland. Slip .iL-o he id' interests in MIK-CO ..... .OLIIUW «nn a rnajoniy in i wc-son, vino is general manager Slip .iL"o held interests in MIS.--CO the first preferential primary July of and owns an interest in Smith-j Co.. Inc.. of Monetto 'osrroia and 23. defeating Clarence Meadows r.f Wesson Arms In Springfield, Mass..| BijihevUle- Missco Real Estate Co »•-* with her at the time of herjot Oswola and Blytheville: Missco' I See WKSSO.N ou 1'age S 1 I death. Scot covers ore devices mode to hide the beautiful upholstery (hot Ihe car owner ordered "speciol" from Ihe factory. c ^^

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