The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 9, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 9, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS / •:• ' THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS! 1M r, o^,,™,,.,™ VOL. K3S2SX. 1SSX v «5, uld " U N Pilots Destroy 7, Block 150 Red Planes During Raid SEOUL Korea, (AP) — The U. S. Fifth Air Force said Allied jet pilots today destroyed seven Russian-built M1G 15s and damaged 12 in blocking 150 Red fighters from an Allied an- raid on a North Korean military academy near the JlfinchHi'iftn border. All but one of (he kills were*——— confirmed. It wns tlie sixth straight day of Jet tallies over northwest. Korea and raised the September bug of MIOS to 29 destroyed, one prob- THE..POMTNAKT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI J^;, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1052 ably destroyed and 29 damaged. The record for a month is -14 Red Jets destroyed last April. 80 Sorties Are Fluwn The Air Force said tiie .military academy—hit hard in a Fourth of July raid—was pounded by high explosives from U. S. Thunderjets. Eighty sorties (individual flights) were flown in Ihe strike. The Air Force said the academy, about 35 miles from the big Communist airfield at Antung in Manchuria, was being repaired. South Korean and Chinese infantrymen battled furiously into the fourth day for control of Capitol Hill on the central front. Troops of the crack Republic of Korea Capitol Division pulled back off the slopes of the shell scarred height to give U. N. artillery a wide open shot at the Chinese. Nolioil.v Oivns Hill All Allied oificer said "as of this morning nobody owns the hill." Gritty ROK infantrymen counterattacked the Chinese live times in the face of the heaviest Red artillery barrage of the war — 48,000 rounds. They reached the hill crest Monday but were thrown back. The U. S. Eighth Army saiti the Reds in the 24-hour period ended «t 6 p. m. Monday night raked the Capitol Hill sector with 15.000 rounds of artillery and mortar fire. Fighting at Close Range Much of the fighting has been at close range — with hand grenades, fists, clubs and daggers. The Eighth Army estimated Chinese casualties at 954 killed and wounded in the first 14 hours of fighting. Chinese in the west early this morning. threw a probing attack against U. S. Marines on Bunker Mill on the Western Front but were driven off. Are Enro!!ed in Schools Here Totals Include 2,288 White Students And 901 Negroes Enrollment, in Blytheville schools for the 1952-53 term totals 3 189 white and Negro students, it was announced yesterday by Superintendent W. B. Nicholson. O! this ninnuer. 2,288 are white students and 901 are Negroes. This year's total compares to 3 02-1 enrolled by this date last year r.f which 2161 were white and'803 Negro. While the current total enrollment figure includes Yarbro Grade First Entrant In NCPC Is 79 Years Old National Cotton Picking Contest officials, here received the entry fee from the first entrant in tile 1952 competition — a man who appeared to have his eye on one of the special $50 awards rather than the grand prize of $1,000. In his letter, ' the entrant explained that he was 79, and wanted to compete for the prize given the picker over 65 who gathers the most cotton. He is J. C. Moody of Joiner. Mr. Moody wrote that he operates his own farm and makes a crop every year. This year, he said, he has eight acres in cotton, five of corn and four of alfalfa. Arkansan Bags MIG SEOUL, Korea M>) — The' u. Fifth Air Force- credited a MIG Jet kill over North Korea to Lt. Francis Humphreys, 403 North College Ave., Fayettcvilic. Ark., now two destroyed and three damaged. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chicks onen season Frl- rt-jy at North i.lfllB Hock . . . Paps play at home . . . sports . . . I'.iee X. . . . News of Men in Hie Service ... Paw 3. . . . Klytheville youngsters set aside summer pastimes for school . . - I'ap;e 5, . . . Society . . . Page 4. . . . Markets . . . I'aje 12. School, schools it -does not Include rural the Blytheville District . —-,- .->>-, nit iji^uni:^,, which hold summer terms and are not in session during the cotton- picking season. Yesterday was the first day of regular classwovk in schools here A total of 391 students are enrolled in the three c!ass'es,Jn_seiii or High School, which moved Into thi new school building on North IQti Street this fall. By classes, Senior High School enrollment includes 99 seniors 130 juniors- and 162 sophomores. In Junior High School, 548 students, are enrolled, with 202 in the ninth ijrade, 165 in the eighth grade and 181 in the seventh grade Grade School enrollments show 387 students in Central, 361 in Lango. 505 In Sudbury and 96 "at Yarbro. The Negro enrollment Includes 2r2 in Harrison High School 4')5 in Elm Street Grade School and 204 in Robinson Grade School. James E. Hyatt To Head 7-City Kiwanis Division James E. Hyatt, Osceola attorney, Is the new lieutanant governor of I's Missouri-Arkansas District. Mr. Hyatt was unanimously elected at a division caucus held In Jonosboro Sunday, which was attended by representatives of the today seven clubs in the division. Mr. Hyatt will succeed Al Long of Rector. He will assume his duties Jan. 1. Cities included in District 12 are Blytheville, Jonesboro, Os- TWELVE PAGES DOCKING AT (JAitUTHKKSVII.LK _ The St. Louis yacht, Buccaneer, docks at Camthcrsville at Jl a.m. today with Antonio Abertondo, distance swimmer who had attempted to swim to Caruthersville, aboard. Attendants group around Abertomio (at right under covers) who arrived lying on deck under blankets. Cold river water had lowered the Argentinian's body temperature. Minutes after above picture was taken, the swimmer was rushed below into the yacht's cabin, where workers con- timied to massage him. Handlers would not let reporters talk to Abertondo, and cameramen were allowed only several close-up pictures, among them an NBC television and Life magazine photographer. Abertondo was well ahead of the existing record when pulled out of water at Point Pleasant, just above Tiptonville, Tenn. (Courier News Photo) Argentinian Misses River Swim. Goal by Margin of Only 35 Miles By GRAHAM SUDBUBY, ,TH. (Courier News Staff Writer) gcntlna^^™^™' L ^ IO '~ OW ^ *"'" "**" *"" '"* entl " ra " ce ™"«l «ith a 33-year old Ar- Out to set a non-stop speed record for swimming the Mississippi River from St. Louis to Caruthcrs- itomo Abertondo conceded defeat and was taken from the water at Point Pleasant. -ill ville, hntn from St. >mi, S to Caruthersville. he holds the record time for svsi.ii- The tired.MjrnoIin-smeared South ming the Straft of Gibraltar American vri the , During his swim/Abertondo aie American' iviis hauled aboard yacht B&ciincer manned by sponsor He Jillio Hoig of Nev York A'hletic Association, came aboard i;;e Buccaneer here to certify Al>er- twicio's swimming time. Mr. Halton s.lid Abertondo dici not stop swim- riling for more than a total of 15 minutes during the swim nm! fine irjjthe boat touched him. Arms to Philippines MANILA M'j — The United Slates today turned over .several thousand tons of military equipment, including -100 jcejs. weapons carriers and scout cars to the Philippines army. The gift carries out mutual defense pact pledges. Weather One member of the party said Abertondo plans to return to New York but that l, c will attempt the swim again next July, Reporters here were told that Aberlontio's swim record attempt resulted from a challenge hurled by another Argentinian, Jose Cortinas. Cortinas and Abertondo. it „, — was related, swam the English ceola. Dell, Rector, Paragould and Channel last ye.-.r and a rivalry P'SSOtt. sprang up between them. Following Cortinas' challenge to swim the Mississippi. Abertondo first planned to make the attempt in July. But Cortinas had gone to California to attempt (he U.S.-to-Catalina Inland swim, and after waiting, Alicrtonclo decided to go ahead. Abertondo. a protege of the late t«r sl\ _ Abertom „ „„.„ ulli record of 89 hours and 52 minutes set in 1940 by John slgnnmd, St. Louis butcher. Members of the party that accompanied Abertondo by boat said they believed a speed record wa: set. by Ihe Argentinian for the dis tance he swam. They said they were willing to certify to the Amateur Athletic Union that Abertondo maintained a 60-strokes-per-mlnute pace. Among the party accompanying Abertondo was Ralph Arnold and John Halton of St. Louis, who had been appointed by the AAU as of. ficial timers. Arrived al 11 a.m. The Buccaneer, with Abertondo aboard, arrived at Towles Ferry landing here at II a.m. Abertonclo was lying on deck, covered with blankets, when the yacht docked His handlers took him to a cabin and for a while wuold not let photographers near him. They finally relented, however. 'Empire' Designer Dies NEW YORK I!T, — William Fred- eiick Lamb, 68. designer of the Empire State building, died yesterday. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this alternon. tonight and Wcdnes- LITTLE CHANGE day with scattered showers southwest portion Wednesday; not much change In temperature. Missouri forecast: Generally fair tonight, becoming partly cloudy Wednesday: little change in temperature: low tonight 60-65- hi;'h Wednesday 90-95. Minimum this morning—67. Maximum yesterday—89. Sunset today—6:16. Sunrise tomorrow—5:39. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m —none. Total precipitation since January 1-27.80. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—78. Normal mean temperature for Sep tember—74.2. This )Js(e>.ast Vear Minimum this morning—60. TIl£f;i> HUT HAI'I'Y—Antonio Abcrlontlo, Argentinian distance .swimmer who attempted to swim thc Mississippi River from at Louis W Carulhersville, gives the high sign to photographer as handlers work over him aboard thc yacht on which he finished the trip. Although Abertondo was pulled out ol water at Point Pleasant, 35 miles above Caruthcrsvillc and 262 miles from St. Louis, accompanying AAU members expressed the belief that he had set a record for speed in distance A public hrarlng on water rate increases that have been In effect f S ™ n '"f- AberU)n<1 " originally set out to break the St. Louls-to-Ca- hcrc lor two years and four months finally has been set by thc Arkansas " mu;rM " IC recorti hcltl h >' •"*" Sigmund of St. Louis, but failed to go Public Service Commission. ' ' Hearing on Wafer Rate Boost, In Effect 2 Years, Finally Set SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS State Primaries Take U.S. Political Spotlight Eight Elections Held; Future' Of Joe McCarthy Is at Stake l>y The Associated Press Eight slate primaries — one deciding the political future of GOP Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy — and decisive returns Irani Maine's showdown election .shifted the political spotlight from presidential candidates to voters today Democratic presidential nominee Acitaf Stevenson moves into California and his Republican opponent, Gen. Dwieht D. Eisenhower, heads for Indianapolis, but interest temporarily centered on these developmcnls: Maine, which hasn't elected a Democrat to major office since 1934 Stevenson Hunts Political Nuggets >n California Hills Demo Candidate Confident Campaign 'Goes Beautifully' By RKLMAN' MOIUN' SEATTLE <;P, — Gov. Arllai Stevenson headed south today, hunting political gold in (he Dills of California with the confident assertion his campaign is "going beautifully." The Democratic presidential candidate Is on a fast, wide-ranging tour of the Western states. Apparently hc.-irlened by the size of the crowds and the reception they have been giving him all aloni! the line, Stevenson told n Democratic picnic audience In Portland Ore.: "I think I can say with confidence the campaign is eoing beautifully T have seen the signs all the way from New York to the Pacific Coast." His trip has taken him into .Minnesota, Colorado, Wyoming,'Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. In a grueling round of speeches and appearances, the governor laid down the main ground work of his campaign, ridiculed and rebutted n long list of Republican campaign claims and discussed regional issues in the various states. But California, with 32 electoral votes, represents thc biggest and most glittering prize of this tour. It's Considered Doubtful Although it went Democratic in 1MB by a narrow margin .most Western political analysis consider it is a doubtful slate this year. A California National Guard division, the 40th. has boon fighting In Korea for months. Hence the war. the Par Eastern policy of the administration and American foreign policy as a whole are considered one of the big issues in this See .STEVENSON on rage 1Z backer! a presidential winner since 1928, elected by substantial margins a U. S. senator, governor, ami three u. s. representatives- nil Republicans. (Related stories on I'affes 7-9) Winners in yesterday's race, first 1052 collision of Republicans and Democrats in Ihe nation, were: For senator—Gov. Frederick G. Payne; for governor—Burton M. Cross; for Congress—Robert Hale, Charles P. Nelson and Clifford O. Mclntirc, all incumbents. S.Lmnierfielil Sees "Landslide" GOP National Committee Chairman A r t h u r E. Summerficld promptly issued n statement in Washington saying the vole was nn indication of a ."latent landslide sentiment in the United Stales for a complete change In Washington." He said thc margin of victory In the congressional races was higher than In 1050. However, thc percentage Ml short of thc lolal vote rolled up in 1848, last presidential year. What the vole means nationally— If anything—remains to be seen. OOP leaders had called for us big or bigger majority than In 1048 and apparently fell short of this goal. Today's primaries were in Wisconsin, Arizona. Colorado, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Utah, Vermont and Washington. National interest centered on Wisconsin, and the bitter race between the controversial McCarthy and Leonard Schmitt, n Wisconsin lawyer. One of (lie heaviest primary votes in Wisconsin history was Imminent today as GOP Sen. Joseph ft. McCarthy put his Conimunist-ln-gov- crnmcnt record on the electoral line for the first time. . Nearly 1,000,008 voters were expected to go to the polls. Early reports from all over, the state told of heavy turnout. ' The weather was Ideal. Indian summer weather moved in overnight, with sunny skies except In thc northwestern section touching Lake Superior where clouds and scattered showers were forecast. At issue: the methods used by McCarthy irt what he-said was a drive to root out Communists from [ government. The big question: Mow many Democratic voters would switch— as they legally may in Wisconsin— and vole against McCarthy today? Political observers seem to think McCarthy will win his second senatorial nomination. ] Minnesota-Republican Sen Edward J. Thye and Gov. C. Elmer I Anderson each faced five opponents ] in GOP primaries. Dcmocratic- j Farmer-Lanoritcs (DFLi also has | a liost of candidates to choose from | as both n,;rt.ies picked their men (or See. ELECTIONS on 1-age 12 Taft Men Send Word of Support For Eisenhower - Key GOP's of Ohio Promise 'All-Out' Help to Elect Him INIIIANAimiS C/P) _ Dili Gen. nii-Wi< n. Kisezihowfr was greeted .it llic Indianapolis airport Inday by ii cheering crimrt that In- <-lml«l Sen. William E. Jenner, a hitler critic nf Eisenhower's wartime boss, Gen. George c. Mar- siinll. A croud of al«mJ five thousand persons chanted "We want Ike" as the Kenubllcan presidential nominee stepped from the plane CLEVELAND frpj _ Gen. Dulght D. Eisenhower's bid for the presidency was bolstered today by word from key backers o f Repub!!?™ Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio that they were going all out to help elect They declared they contemplated "amiidn'cf™" StrikC a8ahl5t hi3 As Eisenhower turned toward Ind amipolis for another stop on his Midwest campaign swing, his aides made no attempt to conceal elation tit the wiirin l-eccplimi accorded him -In Tatt's home state. Tail himself had not joined In the chorus. He catd in Washington ne wanted to learn more of the general's views before deciding how much of a role to piny la the campaign. But sources close to the senator said they had little doubt ho would help the general's efforts. "Sen. Tart Is a Republican,- was the way one of them, Ro»er W Tracy, Ohio stale treasurer and a member of Die Taft camp, summed it up to newsmen. 'tp'rlaln of Support" -,-.\ "I .am certain he will glve~ his active support to (Sen. Eiscniibwer. "Thorc was a normal disappointment among all the people who worked for Sen. Tuft that he was not nominated for the presidency. nut we know that this Is no ttmo for a sit-down strike. It would jeo- s . ML>»U sniKe. it woujn jeo-* pnrdizc not only the national ticket! irinciplfs we stand for but" The PSC yesterday set Oct. 14 as date for the hearing. These rates were placed In effect! This Increase was asked Fcb •>• May 4. I9oO. over the protests of ' " ' . . the City of Blytheville and the American Legion here. Rates were 1950. Later that month, both the City and thc Legion tiled formal i protests, requiring the PSC to con-i increased from one to 15 cents per duct a public hearing- thousand gallons in various use! On March 25. 1950' the PSC or categories and the minimum charge; dcred the new rate schedule sus-' — of S1..15 lor 2.000 gallons was raised''P endccf on *hc basis of these pro-i to S1.50 for the first 1.000 gallons, i tKts - Blytheville Wnfcr Co. then' l BSe consumpr* hnrr. th«, >*».',,*.* ~* i nosteri a An and **>*,,,,,4,.,.- i 1 wa the distance. The 5 tocky Latin was swimming the river at an average of almost five miles an hour, using 60 to 64 strokes a minute .when he left the water. (Courier News E'boto) Little Hope Held for Settlement Of Aircraft Strike in Burbank BI? consumers bore the brunt of! posted a S43.400 refunding bond Ihe Increases. I with the PSC April 20 (n order to 1 place the rates In cffrct. Although disputed, the rates were put into effect when the company poster] a bond to cover any refunds required by a final decision granting an Increase less than the one asked. The Oct. 14 hearing will be held cty officials is expected to I The PSC acted on this move low-in? the utility to put Into effect BURBANK. Calif. MV-Ltttlc hone i was held today for speedy settlement of a. Lockheed Aircraft Co strike threatening to spread in with an offer to appoint a fact- finding board to participate in negotiations, then we might be able to BO back to work and production Youth Dies as Blaze Evicts Family of 10 A 13-year-olti boy died ill Walls Hospital at 1:15 a.m. today of burn-, received yesterday in a fire which destroyed his family's home al the CrosM-oacis community three, miius «,uih 01 Dell. The boy was Identified a-s Earl Hudgens, one of thc nine children of Mr. and Mr.s. Rtifus Hudgens who were left Homeless by the fire. R. E. Simpson, who lives near the* : Hudscns' home, told thc Conner New. 1 ; that the fire was caused by an explosion which resulted from (he rlcad boy having used tractor fuel to kindle a fire in the kitchen stove yesterday morning. • An attendant at Walls Hospital' said the boy was severely burned about ttie body. The hospital also said that the „. B , .uw,™ neari-on into boy's father was treated for burns traffic accident on Highway 51 n"'° about thc hands received in the | Valdcn. Miss., which resulted in the flr . c ; = 1 ltp!Uh °' Bclt| e«. Miss., residents Mrs. Simpson told the Courier I Hood was treated at a hospital in that Mr. Hudgens was burned while] Durant for injuries received In thc saving his other children from the i accident but his injuries are not flaminj? house. j believed to be serious Thc Rov. 11. W. Sublctt. Seventh [ Killed were Mrs. Thomas Stan- Day Advcntist evangelist of Bly- : '"«*• 25 - and her two-month-old thevllic. told Ihe Courier that he son: San i Warren. 47, his 44-year- In the neighborhood of the 0)ri '- lirf - a "d their IS-year-oW son, Hudgens' home" shortly after the Bobby Glenn Warren, fire and that he was told that Mr. The flvc - a " riders in a car Hudgens "literally threw" some of - ivc " hy Mr - Warren, were killed hl.< children through the windows; vvhc " Ntr - "ood's car. which had of the naming house, ; swerved to the left to avoid hit- and the p would Injure the Republican state ticket." Eisenhower told a press conference he and Tart intended to meet soon, possibly within a week, although the time and place had not been set. The general said Ihe senator who has been vacation!!!.;, had informed him by telegram that any day after today he "will meet me cl.iilly and J certainly will welcome him. That is the score." Kv-enhower- rouM count these Sea EJ8KXHOWKK en ]'aj*e 12 U-!i.»V HUtT ! (_, Ai.f.*« \i/_ n I ln "UTO VY FCCK E. C. Hood, 34, of Steele, Mo., bridge railing, crashed head-on into tlon c be on Asked on the basis of Incr In m.iterlnl costs and wages a temporary- increase. However, no announcement of this action was made, and BIythcville water users knew nothing of the higher rates until they received their hills early In May. On June 14, Ihe PSC said a hear- i:!!«£ ~~-I^S te »fr--"« =' A long-stnoldrring labor situation United yesterday when the APL Internatiinal Association of Machinists struck Lockheed's -praivl- I Ulliclal."; o! MK- nearbv Airrrafl Co. plant* in Santa Monica and El Segundo were served a contract termination notice by the un- The Rev, Mr. Sublelt said that the HurtBens lost "everything they had." Including their clothing in the fire. Mrs, Simpson verified this and said Mrs. HurtRen.s went to the hospital with her son barefooted. Thc Hud^ems movrd into thc house only Saturday, Mrs. Simp:-on ting another car that had struck a was injured Sunday in a head-on the Warren car. Allen p. Ellis, Negro, of West, Miss., driver of the car which hit the bridge railing, Is bcini; held Ly Mississippi authorities on charges of rccklo&s driving and manslaughter. SKKkS NEW TITI.t — Miss Charlie Ruth Blankenship, who was "Miss Blithe-vine of 1951" and served as Queen of CVHton Fashions at last yc:-,r\s National Cotton Picking Contest, will compete for the Kile of Soybean Queen Friday at the National Soybean Festival in Portagcville, Mo. The week-long event, sponsored by the Portagcville Junior Chamber of Commerce, began yesterday. Miss Blankcnshlp will take part in a pre-conteat par;vde Thursday nisht. (Courier N'ews I'hoto) LITTLE LIZ— d ale—30.99. i nual income. the] dale. Ar.fe -,., il.r'imVWsc"^ the rleferir-d and the mailer rorl-^-d an- nlint; rmil yesterday's ar.noimrr- Imcnt of a hearing dat« by the Psc.| Strike It-ader John Snider said j Saturday moru'ln^T deni Trlmf onn " te (rom P " 1S H P.<Sf-nt rates at I.ockhcr.l ranse £ J rT'w.T'V* ro " sulp "' t1 ' lr °<" *'•» to 4252 hourlv. The m,! Mki t ''^ h " S hwn ; lo » "^ U'«n( rai.os. plus 14 rent "U President Tiuman would step I union s^op'^nd < otner l<> benetkts' said .from the Scagraves farm near n,..~i i T7I 7 i Victoria. The family moved to the i VSCBOIan IS Wounded Crossroads community to pick cot- In Korean Fiqhtint] '"" '"" " ir ' ton, she j sen-Ices (or the Hud<,«» S ™,H, «,« roiuluctol at 3 urn. today at Sandy R.dse O,- m <or;- .V...1H Home in O^cco- la was in chatge. -. De-wain H. Bridges, husband ol Mrs. Shirley Ann Bridges of Os- In Korea, according tn a DipDrt- nicn. or ncfpn.p cii.-iiu.lty list rc- Iccived here today. When >ou took M fhe price of o man's su't, you wonder why Ihev still put pockets in thc pants.

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