The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 12, 1952 · Page 1
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Friday, September 12, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL.. XLVJII—KO. 146 Blytheville Courier BlytheviUe DaUy New, Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NOBTKEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Allies Keep Enemy Away From Height Capitol Hill Area 'Littered' By Red Bodies SEOUL, Korea (AP) _ U. N. artillerymen today raked the valleys north of Capitol Hill with a barrage that kept the Communists from launching new assaults on the scarred Central Front ridge. South Korccn scouts reported at dawn that the valleys were covered with Chinese bodies. Allied big guns had scattered Red units varying in size from a few squads to a battalion of about 750 men. Norih of Choi-won on the Central Front, a South Korean patrol killed 35 Communists and wounded 72 in a four-hour battle, the . TJ. S. Eighth Army reported. Ipt Fighter-Bombers Help ' U. N. fighter-bombers helped artillerymen knock out Red guns . which had been harassing the South Korean defenders of Capi Jtol Hill. Four Allied planes poured explosives on the Communist-held • crest of nearby Finger Ridge. The U. S. Fifth Air Force said '•• its Sabre jet pilots shot down- one Communist MIG jet and damaged two when 24 Sabres ran into 29 ' extremely aggressive MIGs south ! of the Yalu River. j Slightly revising Us figures, the t Fifth Air Force said today's tol raised the Allied pilots 1 September score to 29 Red jets downed; one probably destroyed and 20 damaged. Casualties Not Estimated Casualties were not estimated ; for the searing artillery barrage ] near Capitol Hill. ! An Eighth Ar::i?*4..*f officer es I tlmated the Reds hurled 21,441 ar'• tillery and mortar shells at the : South Korean Capitol Division h I the 24 hours ended at 6 p.m. Thurs ; (toy. About 7,000 rounds of artil i lery and mortar fire were hurled f at U. N. troops elsewhere on the Korean front. At other points, sporadic actions increased slightly but none amount eri to more than probes and patro lights. Reds Receive 7th Straight Truce Recess MUNSAN, Korea W) — U. N. ne Kotiators today demanded and go a seventh straight week-Ions re cess in the Korean armistice talks No progress on the truce-block Ing Issue of prisoner exchange wa reported at a heated 32-minute ses sion — the first since Sept. 4. The next meeting was set for Sept. 20. The calm at the Panrmmjom neu tral zone was shattered late yes terday when a Communist soldie crashed roadblocks in a 45-mile an-hour dash to surrender to U. £ military police. p Told of this second Communis '• su-render "i K '"»ek near Panmun Jom, Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison -'. truce delegate. smiled: _ ..^n't care how many come to our side, but they ought to watch the speed limit." Harrison said the Reds made no mention of the surrender nt today's nrmisticc session. "Murder" Cried Again But North Korean Gen. Nam H chief Communist delegate, again accused the Allies of murdering Red prisoners of war. Harrison replied with another offer for the Communists to verify for themselves »he no-repatriation sentiment among Communist sol- See TRUCK on I'agc 3 Weather Arkansas forecast: Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1952 TWELVE PAGES TO OPEN SOON' — Shown above is the remodeled four-room building on the grounds of Lange School that will be opened soon as a school for exceptional children. It is being established by the Blythevillc School Board and the Junior Auxiliary/ (Courier News photo) NOT Ml'CH CIUNT.K Saturday; not much change in tcm- peiature. Missouri forecast: Increasing high cloudiness tonight, partly cloudy Saturday with a chance o[ showers extreme southeast portion; little change In temperature: low. tonight 58-65; high Saturday 85-90: Minimum this morning—65. Miximurn Yesterday—93. Sunset today—6:12. Sunrise tomorrow—5:41. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m.— none. Total precipitation since January l—irOIlRECTF.n)—35.00. Mean temperature midway between high and lowl—79. Normal mean temperature for September—"4-2. This Bate Last Year Minimum this morning—64. Maximum yesterday—93. recipitation January 1 to this date— ICOKRECTE I)) — 34.70. Staff Finds Split Legislature Meet Legal in State Amendment Asked To Classify Property For Taxation Purposes LITTLE ROCK W) _ A split session of the General Assembly could be brought, about merely by a joint or concurrent resolution of both legislative houses. The research staff of the Arkansas Legislative Council yesterday told the council that there is no constitutional prohibition against two 30-day sessions of the assembly. Council researchers also: 1. Recommended that the Arkansas Constitution be amended to authorize the legislature to classify properly for taxation purposes. - 2. Proposer! two bills to repeal 411 obsolett'or conflicting laws on the Arkansas statute books. 3. Proposed the transfer of post- audit functions of the state comp- Jrollcr's office to the Legislative Council. , _ •'•'•'• Split Is Pet Project A split legislative session to replace the traditional 60-day .continuous session long has been a pet project of some legislators. They contend that one session does not allow enough time for deliberatim of bills. The research report said thnt while the Constitution provides that the biennial session shall not exceed 60 days,-it does not say that the CO days must be continuous Legislators also could limit tim for the introduction of bills, and and declare that the last 30 day: of the session be used only for con sideration and passage of bills said the report. Imposition of different lax rates on different types of property is the aim of the proposed constitutional amendment. Move Now Prohibited At present, this is prohibited by the Constitution, which requires that all types of property within any school or governmental unit be at the same rate of so" many mills on each dollar of assessed valuation. • The research slaff, in its voluminous reuort, summarized a study of Arkansas assessment problems. Strengthening- of present laws to enforce assessing of property now escaping the property tax also was urged. The researchers suggested that the legislature consider the possibility of having property assessed at its full value rather than a percentage of value with a corresponding reduction in millage The research staff also urged a constitutional amendment permitting separate assessments for city purposes be adopted if assessments are not improved materially in the next fc'.v years; that the present 21-month maximum period which elapses between assessment and collection of property taxes be reduced to 12 months, and that steps be taken to assure more efficient assessments. ' [ The report on post-audit func-' tions of tlie state comptroller's office resulted from a study on fiscal reorganization of tlie slate government hy Dr. Henry M. Alexan-1 der. head ol the Department of Political Science at the University of! \ Arkansas. : Dr. Alexander urged that the comptroller's post-audit authority be turned over to the Legislative Council so ' that auditing of state agencies could be carried on independent of the fovernor's office or other executive heads . He recommended that the legis- Sce COUNCIL on Page 3 Special School Slated To Open Here Soon The first classes of their kind in Blytheville will begin soon when Lange School for Exceptional Children opens after months of preparation by the Blytheville School Board superintendent w. B. Nicholson and Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, supervisor of elementary schools, and members of the Blytheville Junior Auxiliary. Preliminary screening of children* — was done tills week in the recently- renovated building on the grounds Uegro Is Victim gan remodeling of the four-room A f t\l house by repairing and painting the I If IS83TO exterior. The Junior Auxiliary then I \J I L/lQLv of Lange School. Remodeling of the building is nearly completed. The Blytheville School Board be- made needed repairs to the interior with the cooperation of Alvin Huffman, Jr., of Huffman Brothers Lumber Co.; who supplied plans and material at cost. Walls were surfaced with sheet rock find other repairs made by Jerry Hearn. W. T. Shelton supplied the linoleum and donated the labor for laying it. Complete rewiring was done by Dale S. Briggs. of City Electric Co., nt cost, as was the plumbing by Earl Walker. Mur- Furniture donated Sam Davis' Body Found after ;Fire Damages Building Coroner E. M. Holt sa!d s this morning that a fire which claimed the life of a 62-year-old Negro man here Inst night appears to have been accidently set. The burned body of Sam Davis Negro, was found by firemen last SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS on a'b'ed'm lhe"Dlffik ro'dnT'of" tile building, which he was using for a home. Fire Chief Roy Head said firemen called the coroner's office tO'.investigate the man's death because of "some unusual circumstances" found by the firemen. Chief Head said two teen-aged white boys told firemen that a short time before tlie fire was discovered they saw two white men in a truck take the Negro man into the building. \ However, Coroner Holt this morll- ng identified the two white men ns ray Smart of Lerions Go. furnisljhd cost and pi C.yn... :_„. the Congovvalt ton and Kendall Berry light fixtures. Labor for painting was donated by tiie following members of Local 1246. D. C. Freeman, Roy Freeman, Harry Wheat, Walther Followay, J. F. Owens, Fred Gamer, Claude Briley. Virgil Hill and R. W. Woolen. Mrs. James C. Guard. Auxiliary president, said the interior decoration followed the suggestions of Deen Whitcsldc of the State Department of Education on his recent visit to Blythevillc. A soft "fca foam" shade of paint was used — throughout to provide a quiet at- Prank Womble and Bob Warren and mosphere for the children. quoted them us saying that they Mrs. W. T. Rainwater will serve !° unc ? tne Ne B r ° WiS in front of as chairman of volunteer work done i P'f "I™ 8 1H' lrters »™i helped him into the building. The Negro had been drinking. Coroner Holt said. "It looks like now that he set himself afire while smoking or something," Coroner Holt said. The coroner snid an Investigation of the bodv revealed that the Negro had a bump on his head but explained that it could have been caused by a fall. He said the Negro formerly worked with Mr. Womble, who is an employee of Montgomery-Ward. Fire Chic! Head said the room in which the Negro's body wns found was only Flightiy damaged by the fire nnd thnt the bed on which he was lying McGranery Relieves Tax Unit Head Slack Shifted To Old Job as Lyon Takes Over WASHINGTON (AP)—Attorney General McGrancry today relieved Ellis N. Slack as head of ths Justice Department's tax division and replaced him with Charles S. Lyon, who has been chief counsel of the House committee investigating tax scandals. He announced that Sl.ick will return to his former post as chief of the appellate section of the tax division. Slack has been acting chief of the tax division since November 16. 1950, when President Trumnn fired T. Lamar Caudle for "outside activity." Slack has been under fire of a congressional committee recently in connection with n St. Louis grand jury's investigation last year of the handling of tax cases in that area. Slack Moels July A House Judiciary subcommittee investigating the Justice Department developed testimony that Slack went to St. Louis and met with the grand jury. This grand jury later made a preliminary report which one juror called a "whitewash." Federal Judge George Moore insisted on further inquiry by the grand jury and It eventually returned R number of indictments. Slack denied he had Interfered with the grand Jury or attempted to head off any indictments. Chairman Chelf <D-Ky) said after tne hearings that' "it appears to me that there was n definite attempt to cither flag down, delay, sidetrack, derail or entirely wreck this grand jury Investigation." "Seasoned lawyer" McGranery. in announcing that Lyon will take the tax prosecutor's po;^ Described him os a "seasoned s aid he had "admired _s chief counsel of the ] committee." The tax investigating committee is headed by Rep. King (D-Calif). Lyon will have the title of acting assistant attorney general. "Whose fault Is it," he asked, "thai we cct what we deserve in government?" And his answer was: "It Is the Fault of yon, the people. Your public servants serve you right; In- rleed often they serve yon better than your apathy and indiffmcncc Inside Today's Courier News . . . North Little Rock blanks Chicks 25-0. . . Taps win. . . snorts . . . rage 7. . . . Baptists to dedicate organ Sunday. . . Sunday In Missco churches, . . P:ige 5. . . . Society. . . Osccola News . . . P.ige 4. . . . Markets. . . Page S. by the Auxiliary to assist Mrs. H. P. Willingham, instructor. Agri Test Inspection Set Alfalfa and Gorton Results to Be Told : Test, plots in alfalfa nnd cotton in South Mississippi County will be inspected Tuesday by farmers in this area. The County agent's office in Osceola said today the inspection tour | will be'gin at 1:30 at University of Arkansas Extension Service lest plots on the Ohlendort farm at Gridcr. These alfalfa plots include tests in frequency of cutting, fertilization nnd varieties. Cotton plots on Highway 40 wilt i show results of tests in spacing, va- I rieties, fertilization, cultivation and soil fumieation. 1 Extension Service workers from ' the University of Arkansas will 1« ' on hand to explain the tests and results. also was damaged. Ex-Indiana Brewer in Tax Indictment WASHINGTON (fl»j — Lawrence P. Bardin, former Indiana brewer whose name has been brought into congressional complaints of government tax irregularities, was Indicted today on charges of trying to evade his 1946 income taxes. The two - count indictment, at Indianapolis, was announced by Attorney General McGranery. Bardin's name figured prominently in charges by Senator Williams (R-DeD In Williams' recitation of alleged irregularities in the Internal Revenue Bnrea. McGranery's announcement described Eardin as former manager of the Indinnapolis Brewing Co. Tlie two counts charged that Bardin reported an income of S528.S24 and a tax thereon of $240,332 for 1916, hut should have reported $75!),- 8Ti and paid a tax of $639.841. Taft Takes Campaign Harness with General Stevenson Blames 'People' For Government's Corruption LOS ANGELES (Al>) — Gov. Adlai Stevenson went on the offensive today with a denial, framed in his strongest language, that Democrats alone are responsible for corruption and misconduct in the federal government deserves." This was the core of Stevenson's answer to one of the central issues In the buttle for the presidency. He quoted his Republican opponent as saying it is "the only Issue." Stevenson devoted a whole speech to it in Los Angeles yes terday. In a second speech here, he painted a picture of the United States 20 years from now, promised a golden future. The governor look lime off In the afternoon yesterday to visit the home of Dore Schnry, motion picture producer ami a Democrat, He met some movie slars—Ethel Bnrrymore, Gioucho Marx, Jimmy Din-ante, Lauren Bncall. Ava Gardner and Van Heflin—nnd chatted with James Roosevelt, who pup- ported Sen. Estes Kefauvcr. of Ten- See STEVENSON' on Page 3 Autry Teils of Growth Of District Fair Here Prom a four-hog, one tent fair, the Northeast Arkansas District Pair has grown into a $23,000-a-year business, L. II. Antry, cahirman of the Mississippi County Fair Association, told members of Blytlieville's Rotary Club yesterday. First fair held in Blythevillc Mr.*—- : Antry stated, was on the Court House lawn in a single tent. The year was 1926. Since that time, the fair, known first as the Mississippi County Fair and In Inter years as a district,fair, has grown to be one of the county's largest Institutions. This year's fair will he held Sept. 16-21. "We got a permanent home In 1037 when, by joint effort of the Mississippi County Fnir Association, .the City of Blytheville. nnd ' the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Walker Park was completed. "The Fair Association assumed the city's indebtedness and each year mcet« a SI .000 payment which goes toward retirement of bonds on the park. "Die Fair Association Is a nonprofit organization. We are committed to spend whatever profit we make on improvements for the park. Improving Playground "We are now endeavoring to improve oui- playground equipment and are getting splendid cooperation from the city in making the playground really attractive for children. "And there Is certainly no finer place for children than Walker Park." In this connection, Mr. Autry scored the vandalism which has been evident at the park over the years. "Such wanton destruction of public property there." he said, "Is discouraging to the Fair Doard which is trying to make these Improvements." The fair, Mr. Autry stated, Is on a sounrl financial footing. "We keep from SJ2 thousand to See FAIR on I'agc 3 Brand New Father Walks Right Through Hospital Glass Panel HAOERSTOWN. Md. l,l'i — A new latlirr. on hl.s \\ay to ^pr his new daughter, walked r I r, h I through the new glass front at Washington County Hospital yesterday. Charles B. Carter explained bright lights shinning in the hospital lobby kept him from seeing there was a glass, panel there. Mother and daughter are doine fine. Father, well, he'll be all right after z few cuts heal. Terror Reign of 5-Year-Old is Ended 1 ^ NEW YORK (AP! — A mother was fount] guilty o! ncjlcct :n Brn::x Children's Court yesterday alter neighbors testified hrr 5-yc-ar-cld son: Pushed a 3-year-old boy out of a third-Hoar window. Burned the eyelids of a 4-year-oid child. Used a baseball bat on another boy's head. Threatened other children with an Ice pick and hammer. The child himself was ordered committed to Bcllevne Hc.spital for "careful psychiatric study." Blaze Desfrofs Five-Room House C. B. Etchieson Home North of City Burns While Occupant Away A five-room residence occupied by C. B. EWiieson, about two miles north of Blytheville on Highway 01 near the Cotton Boll Drive-In Theatre, was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin about Bi4o p.m. yesterday. T. A. Crockett, owner of the house said today that damages will nmounl to S5.000, nbout one-third of which is covered hy insurance. Mr. Etclilcson had left the hous< about 30 minutes before the bla« was discovered to go to a show, Mr Crockett said. The fire was first seen by residents of a house on rh opposite side of the highway. Only personal property savei from the home was a radio. The flr c hat] Rained too much headway when attempts were made to enter the structure, according to Mr. Crockett Tlie Blytheville Fire Department dispatched n truck to the scene oul 1 the fire was discovered too late tc save the house. Fire Chief Roy Henri reported. Water from the 'truck'.-, tank was sprayed on ncnrby sheds lo keep the 'fire from spreading. Selective Service Call Asked for 47,000 Men WASHINGTON (/TV The Defense Department today asked the Selective Service system to call up 47.000 men in November, for assignment to tVic Army. The other services plan no draft calls in November. The November figure is the same as for October and is based on maintaining approved strength, after allowances have been made for enlistments and re-enlistments. Thl: brir,---, Uj n of 1.107.130 the number of men called up since Septernlwr. CimA I.LTS SKWKR CONTRACT — The Ofceola City Council yesterday afternoon let a contract for a new sewage ditch which will cany the city's sewage into the Mi^issippi River .Pride and Ufrey Construction Company ol Blytheville was awarded the contract on a low bid of SDS. 344. Above (left to right) Max Usrey, Joe Pride, Jr., and Mai ion, Li'tlle Rock consuUina engineer who handled specifications for the Osceola Council. Irwk over Mayor Ben Butlrr's shoulder as papers arc signed. The IKW ditch will pipe sewage direct (o the river, and will include pumping stations to direct the flow. Included In plans for the new sewer are facilities to handle waste from the new mill of the Crompton Corduroy Company, which Is to be'built In Oscoola In the near future. SPW.IIJO from (ho clly Is not trf.ilMl, hut pumped dl- leclly 10 the river. iCmirlcr \<-iv» I'holo) Senator Urges All to Vote for Eisenhower *? NE\V YORK (AP) - Sen. Robert A. Taft got into the campaign harness today with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, and called on Americans to support the Republican presidential nominee. The senator, who lost the nom- lation to Eisenhower in a bitterly )ught OOP convention, declared the general had his wholehearted jacking with "no qualifications at "I urge all Americans, and par- lucularly those who have confidence In my judgment and principles, to vote for Eisenhower " Taft said. It was the first ful'l-dress har- lony session between the pair -.nee the convention, and had been. heralded as a major move in heal- r ng any rifts in GOP ranks. Accord Is "Substantial" After breakfasting together, Taft md the general emerged, in smil- • ng congeniality, and the senator later declared they were in substantial accord on all issues. "Completely satisfied," was the way Taft put it. "There are no differences between us that will make any great argument against Republican unity," Taft told a news conference. A reporter asked: "You are going to do your utmost, no qualification there, is that it?" Said Taft: "No qualification at all, no. I mean, after all, as you know, I certainly—no such implication Is justified. I am to do everything in the way of making speeches In any way that will help tlie campaign. I will do,, as I said in Chicago, everything possible in the campaign to secure his election." Demos Charge "Split" Democrats have been charging that fi split between pro-Tuft "old guards" and Eisenhower's convention backers hud confused and disorganized Republicans, particularly on 'forclgiyjolicy. But Tail-sold: "I cannot say I ngree with all of Gen. Eisenhower's views on foreign policy, but our differences are merely of degree." He sold (he "degree' concerneS the ran tier of spending. But Taft insisted the two shared the same views on fundamentals, and agreed that the prime issue today was "liberty versus creeping socialization in every field." He suid he and Eisenhower both are ready "to reduce drastically government expenditures" — cut the federal budget from 80 to 70 billion next year, and down to 60 billion in 1955. Taft said they also agreed the "basic principles" of the Taft- Hnrtley law should not be changed. Tuft's whole tone reflected readiness to work with the general. Will Speak "Anywhere" He said he will "speak anywhera to the extent of my ability" hi Elsenhower's behalf. Today's harmony tete - a - tele came after a series of overtures from Eisenhower's camp, expressing hope for an early meetin" with Taft. But the senator had been mostly silent on the subject until today. The Ohio senator said he Is convinced Eisenhower "will carry out the policies of the Republican platform." anrl lhat he subscribes to principles adopted by a Republican steering committee in Congress. But while ready to give the general full endorsement, Taft indicated there were "incidental is- Mies" between them. H is the nature of a party system, he said, that members must subordinate such minor differences in the cause of basic principles. He said Eisenhower agreed with him That there was "one ^reat fundamental Issue between the Re- Srr EISn.MIOWKR on !'a;c 3 Jaycees Seeking Float Entries For Cotton Event Parade Oct. 2 A|>|ili<:alums are now bring received for floal entries in the N'i- tlonal Cotton Picking Contest pa. rade Oct. 2. when some $300 in priws will be awarded. "Only a limited number of floats may be accepted," Robert A. Warren, float chairman, pointed out In uralni? organizations dMlrlne in enter to set their applications in promptly. For those firms or orcanizitinns *ho whh i!. tin- Junior Chamber nf Commerce is providing a tloat- riccoratinc service. Four nrtaui/alinni mut husinc-svcs have already rntrrrd. he stated Pri?cs n! $150. $100 and S50 nil! ho awatdrd in first, second and tlnrtl-pliicc winners Approximately 15 hich sch^il hands will be seen In the parade this year. Tlie crack Columbia Military Academy hand has nlready iiullctitfd they will iPlinn lo prnrinii here again. Blytheville High School's oaiul ull! ae.Tin be host b:md ANo in the lineup, which will move down Main Street, will be mayors from various Mid - South cities and all entrants in the queen of Cotton contest. Persons wanting details on enter- Ir.e float, 1 ! may call Contest Chair- iman J. L. Wcstbrook at 2342. [LITTL£ U2- Tho other ploners may support hfe, but it certainly isn't eosy lo do it here ony mora.- «..«»

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