The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 15, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 15, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOUXXAMT NEWSPAPER O» MORT8EAST AHKAN6AS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVIII—NO. 148 Blythevillc Courier Blytlieville Daily New* Mississippi Valley Leader BlyUieville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1952 TEN PAGES District Fair Set to Open tomorrow Walker Park Busy Scene of Preparations '. ' Walker 1'ai'k Fairground: ' was a beehive of activity to (lay as preparations were speeded for tlie opening to . morrow afteilioon of the 1955 Northeast Arkansas Distric ; Fair. • C;irjiii'al rides were beins set up j exhibit booths decorated, food con : cessions erected and livestock carci ; for. i The fairground gates will open : at 4 p.m. tomorrow and the fai will continue until Sunday evening : Judging of livestock nnd othc • entries will get under way Wednes day and continue through the daj Grandstand entertainment wi begin tomorrow night, when th jflucky Lott Stunt Drivers" mah Cheir first appearance. This ant daredevil show will prc.sent anolhe performance Wednesday night. Stoek car racing will begin Thurs , day afternoon and will be he! every afternoon through Sunda ; On Thursday, Friday and Saturda nights, the Ozark Mountain Farm] will he presented in front, of tl: grandstand. ! The Bodnrt Shows carnival wi , appear on the midway throughou | the fair. ' Robert E. Blaylock, secretary 1 the Mississippi County Fair Asso elation, said today that all space the main exhibit -Buiding has bee taken and that some exhibito were turned down. Sheep to Be .Fudged Twenty business [inns have en lered commercial displays, and nir community exhibits will be set i ; in the Women's Exhibit Building. The forecast from the U. Weather Bureau in Little Rock tl: morning called for "fair nnd part cloudy" weather tomorrow Wednesday. For the first time, sheep will ; entered in the livestock judging at this year's fair, Thursday has been designated LI Future Farmers of America Day 'and from 2,000 to 3,000 FFA members are expected to 'be on hand lor group activities that day. Friday will be Kids Day, when oM children of school age will lie admitted free to the fairgrounds. Until 5 p.m. Friday, school-age chil- See FAIR on Page 10 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Ike Sees 'No Humor' In Campaign Issues W. I). Tommey Max B. Reid W. B. Nicholson A. B. Bonds UN Fliers Plaster 3 N. Korean Plants SEOUL, Korea (AP) — U. S. Sabre jet pilots destroyed at least nine Communist MFC-las today while flying protective cover for Allied fighter-bombers attacking Red targets deep in North Koren, the Air Force announced. Weather Arkansas forecast: Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and SOME COOLER Tuesday; a little cooler this afternoon and tonight. Missouri forecast: Fair tonighi and Tuesday, cooler south and east* central portions tonight; slightly' ? warmer Tuesday; low tonight 45•'50; high Tuesday around 80. Minimum this morning—70. Maximum yesterday—90. , Minimum Sunday morning—68. Maximum Saturday—89. Sunset today—6:07, Sunrise tomorrow—5:43. Precipitation -IB hours to 7 a.m. today—.16. Total precipitation since January 1—35,16. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—80. Normal mean temperature Tor September—74.2. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning— 65. Maximum yesterday—87. Precipitation January 1 to this date—36.55. Eight MlGs were shot down, one was maneuvered inlo crashing, another probably was destroyed and two wore damaged in 11 separate battles. Fighting ranged from 30.000 feet down to true-top level. The fighter-bombers plastered a Communist industrial complex at Sinuiju, only a few miles from the Manchurian border. Targets included an oxygen plant an alcohol distillery and a rope factory. More than 80 MICis roared across the Yalu River from their big base at Antungr in an attempt to protect the sprawling targets. They ran into 104 swift Sabres and the opposing jels broke oft into a series of twisting, turning dog fights. 41 Red Jels in Month The U. S. Fifth Air Force said the clay's bag ol MIGs brought to at least 41 the number destroyed | this month. Forty were KO'd by Air Force pilots and one by a Carrier-based Marine pilot. If the MIG which was outmaneuvered into crashing is officially 'confirmed :he total will be 42, within two ol the one-month record of 44 racket up last April. Allied losses, if any, will be reported later In a weekend summary. Twenty four F-84 Thunderjets hit Sinuiju in mid-after noon to get the assault under way. They droppec tons of high explosives and fired thousands of machinegun bullets nto the targets. Pilots reported dense clouds smoke after the first bombing runs. Rope Factory Destroyed The Air Force said the rope fac/ tory appeared to be destroyed. "It went up in flames like a matchbox," said Capt. Peter B Van Brussell, Chicago. Two nearby Industrial buildings also were reported destroyed. haped group of four large build- ngs. The bombs set off three roar- ng explosions, each of which crup- ed in huge clouds of smoke, Allied pilots reported 14 direct See WAR on Page 10 New Blytkeville Senior HigkSchool Dedicated Blytheville's new $379,000 high school building yesterday was dedicated, and in the words of School Board President Max B. Reid, "conse- secraicd to the sacred purpose of turning out good citizens; to teaching o correct, ethical consciousness, and to a respect ol God and the rights of our fellowman." Bombs from other Thunderjcts flattened the oxygen plant, • a T- Negro Woman Held in Killing OSCKOLA—A Negro woman Identified only as Curly Bryant is being held in the county jail here today in connection with the fatal stabbing of her husband Saturday night. Chie: of Police Jake ThraiUcill identified the dead man as James Bryant. Chief Thrailkill said the Negro woman 'S charged with stabbing her husband once in the chest with a knife after the Iwo had argued In a Negro cafe here. Bryant lived only about 15 minutes after the stabbing, he said. Joiner Woman, Husband Shot in Scuffle over Gun JOINER — Mrs. Ella Byrd, 57- year-old Pecan Point farm wife, was reported In a critical condition at the Crittenden County Memorial Hospital in West Memphis today where she is suffering from a gunshot wound received yesterday in a freak shooting at her farm home at Pecan Point! Deputy Sheriff J. T. Wlgley of Wilson said both Mrs. Byrd anc her husband, Odis Byrd, 30. were struck by a blast from a pistol the couple was scuffling over. Mrs. Byrd was, struck in.. ;he left side 'by the buTiet aiiu 'Klr/'Byrcl in the hip. Deputy Wigley said. Mr. Byrd is receiving treatment at his home. The officer said it is not known which was struck first but that the gun was only fired onee. No charge has been filed against Byrd, Deputy Wiglcy said, pending further inestigation of the sh»oting. 7 Drunk Driving Coses on Docket Three persons were fined and four others forfeited cash bonds in Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor. Floyd Hamel, Bill Hardin and Troy Sanders were each fined $100 and costs and sentenced to a day in Jail on the charges. Forfeiting bonds were Jess Bates 5123,25. ana Mary Lois Leach, Tommie Webster and Priest Orr, $111.25 each. Several hundred persons were onH land In the 1,000-seat auditorium where the ceremonies were held. I Mr. Reid told the group of the; nception of the new building wben.i n 1947. a Citizens Committee was formed through the Chamber of Commerce to acquire funds for purchase of the site. "More than S37.000 came through to permit the School Board to proceed with plans to capture n site. . we knew it might be five or ten years before we could build the high school, but the post-wnr building boom was on, "Choice sites were being platted for residential areas and the Board knew it must get a school site . . and quickly." The school board, Mr. Reid pointed out. supplemented the citizens' fund with 311,500 to purchase the 19 acres of new school lands. Total investment In the new high school ' ' - Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chicks to face Messick in home, njinner this week . . . sports . . . Page 7. . . . Arkansas News Briefs . . . Cherry wants to give women blg- Bcr voice in parly . . . 1'agc 2. . . . Society . . . Page-4. . . . Markets . . . rage 10. Gov. Stevenson Maps Strategy For Seaboard . SPRINGFIELD, 111, M>) — OOV. Adlat Stevenson said today, "Senator Taft has taken over" the presidential campaign of Gen. Dwifiht Eisenhower. SPRINGI-'IKLD, 111. (AP) — Gov. Adlai Stevenson, mapping strategy on the basis or reports from his first campaign swing, prepared today for an assault, on the Atlantic Seaboard, battling for t'oui states thai are considered doubtful" in this election. The Democratic presidential can- didatc opens his second major drive next Thursday. His line of march takes him through Connecticut, into Massn chusetts. New York, Maryland and Virginia. Of the five, bis managers con sider New York "reasonably safe.' They expect .1 grim tight in tin others. The Democrats Mary land In 1948, possibly because b votes siphoned off by Henry Wa lace's Progressive parly. Politico analysis in Connecticut believe tl) growth of industry there may Imv tipped the balance to Ihe Demo crats this time. VirKiilia May Go OOP One of Hie top Virginia politica leaders told this correspondent, be fore. Ihe Republican convention "If the Republicans nominate E senhovver. and Ihe Democrats fmi Sec STIiVENSON on Page 10 s AFL Meeting )emo Clambake? )ewey Wonders Union Convention Expected to Endorse Gov. Stevenson NEW YORK «1—The APL's 71st .nmial convention got off to lolltical start today, leading Gov. "homas E. Dcwey lo wonder if t's going to be "n Democratic nmbake." The convention Is expected to endorse Oov: Adlai K. Stevenson or president on the Democratic ickct and one of the first speakers, 'Korean War Not Funny/ General Says ABOARD EISENHOWEIl SPECIAL (AP) — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower told a mildly responsive crowd at Fort Wayne, Incl., today that " I see nothing funny"'about the issues of the presidential campaign. Opening a 12-day, 12-stale drive, the Republican presidential nominee said: 'T am In this business (running for office) because I believe America Is In peril. There Is nothing- funny in thai." Eisenhower was applauded by an estimated crowd of 5,000 persons ilartin T. Lucey, no time in: ns he jabbed at the levity with Us course. Lacuy preceded API. President .Villlam Green in his opening address lo the convention. Laccy, 'president of the APIi Central Trades and Labor Council, lambasted the Tnft-Hnrtlcy liuv nnd which his Democratic opponent, Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois, has used in discussing- some of tlie GOP reaction to political problems. "W.-ir Is Not Funny* In an obvious effort to turn'this said lie didn't see how any trade ' satire against Stevenson, Bison- Clues Fade But Police Continue Big Manhunt ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - without a single positive clue for nearly 72 hours, police officials clung stubbornly today to the belief that three e bank robbers, target of Pennsylvania's greatest manhunt in still might be holed up somewhere nenr this north heastern lildus- Church of Christ Closed in Italy ROME IJfi —The Italian government today ordered all 22 branches of the Protestant Church of Christ in Catholic Haly to remain closed until they aie granted official permission to operate. A Church of Christ spokesman ?aid the American-sponsored religious denomination will go to the courts and fight the ban as unconstitutional. (Scc related story cm Pase .1.) was Hich School Principal \v.' D. Tommey. Ecirl Dedicates School Mr. Rsid pointed to the construction and design of the building and See SCHOOL on Page 10 Expert Terms New BHS Tot For Money' "Blytheville got n lot more building for its money than most systems are getting." That was the comment of an expert on school buildings. Dr. W. D. McClurkln, former Blytheville superintendent (1934-43), who was on hand yesterday for dedication of the new high school. Dr. McClurkin is now director of Division of Surveys and Field Services of George Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn. He Is also professor of School Administration and secretary- treasurer of the National Council on Schoolhouse Construction. Those listed above are but the high spots of Dr. McClurkin's busy career. He was called in when Blytheville wanted expert advice on location of the school which was dedicated yesterday. His work has taken him to suc-h lush school systems as that In Dade County, Florida, where Sen E.VI'KRT on I'agc 10 •They acknowledged, however, a • here within 48 hours One which growing possibility that the men was being sought particularly was had slipped away. State police. FBI men and local officers, all heavily armed, were cautiously on the lookout for the three who have been described of- icinlly as "desperate nnd vicious." Roadblocks and patrols covered :nain and rural roads over nn area hundreds of miles square. "There is'nothing to indicate the fugitives have gotten out of (his aren." s.'iid Arthur Cornelius agenl-in-charge of the Philadelphia FBI office. "Hoi Tip" Fruitless He disclosed that additional G- mcn were summoned here yesterday after one "hot tip." that the men had been seen near Pen-Mar, Pa.. 120 miles to Ihe south, apparently was canceled by a fruitless search. Officers got a steady trickle of reports that one or more of the men had been seen. Every one was given a quick and thorough check. But state police admitted that the last time thev were certain the fugitives had been seen was about 10 a.m. Friday at nearby Gulhsvillc. Officers said they were confident that the three men had not gotten the stolen car in which they were riding past the many roadblocks thrown up about that time. But the j two-tone Ponliac sedan hadn't been sighted and officers said It was possible the men might have obtained another car. or cars. Five Autos Stolen Five aulos have been reported stolen within a 100-mile radius of maroon 1950 Stlldebaker sedan taken from an Allcnlown street early Saturday. The fugitives are Joseph Nolen, 26. and his brother Ballard, 22 both of Harlan County. Ky., and Elmer Schuer, 21, of Chicago. All were serving long terms for bank robbery when they fled the Federal Penitentiary nt Lewtsburg, Pa., early Wednesday. Since then they have stolen at least lour cars; knifed one man; looted n West Reading. Pa., sporting goods store of six shotguns and a quantity ot ammunition; held family of seven captive for 10 hours while they ate and rested and obtained S240 in the holdup ot a roadside diner at Hamburg, Pa. unionist can support the party behind It. The Tad-Hartley law is primarily a Republican law. Dewey, a chief backer of Republican Candidate Dwlght D. Ei- scnhowcr, drew a laugh when he followed Lacey and told the convention: e "Mr.' Lncey suspects this is a Democratic clambake." Lncey tolcl the delegates; "If we are to present a united front to our enemies on the political field, there must be no political scahbcry. The trade unionist who votes for a candidate who is hot n dependable friend of labor Is strikebreaking at the ballot box." Laccy went on lo say that the LFIj submitted platform planks to ioth parties calling for Tail-Hartley epcal. "The Republican party rejected 'Ur proposal nnd declared flatly or retention of Taft-llarlley," he aid. "The Democratic party reacted sympathetically to our pso- losnls and even more flatly declared-for repeal ot Tart-Hartley almost the identical language of the AFb representatives." Decision on n presidential choice Is expected to be marie a week From tomorrow after the convention has heard addresses by Stevenson and his Republican opponent, Gen. Dwight D. Elsenhower. The general will talk Wednesday, and Stevenson next Monday. The 152 convention delegates represent some eight million AFL members. 'Hie AFL's Execulivc Council filed a report last night in which it denounced the Tuft-Hartley Act "dismal failure" and called the wage-price control program unfair to labor. Farmers to Get Agri Test Reports Farmers of Eastern Arkansas at... .Southeast Missouri will be given a Crash Injuries Fatal to Mexican liower said solemnly: "We are Involved in a war In Korea without any plans for win- 110,000 casualties killed nnd wounded. There Is nothing funny in that." Eisenhower told the crowd that his greatest fun In Aimpalgning is .n making off the cuff speeches. He doesn't get much enjoyment out of so-called "major" speeches, he said. Several Indiana Republican leaders, Including Sens. William E. Jenner and Homer Capehart. Joined (he campaign train at a brief stop at Monroeville and in Forl Wayne. Jenrer Not Included Jcnnor, whose criticism of "Gen. George C. Marshall as a'"front for traitors" obviously has Irked Elsenhower, was not included 1n the list of politicians scheduled to introduce Ihe GOP nominee at seven appearances in the state. Jenner and Eisenhower exchanged handshakes in the Fort Wayne ulatldn. "I'm glad to see you again," said [lie general and then hurried on. In a series of whistle stop appearances in Indiana, the general prepared to pose political issues and Innuire of his listeners if any of these is "a laughing matter." Fl. Wayne. Is First The train's llrsl scheduled stop was Ft. Wayne, Ind, Adams said in a statement that Eisenhower himself "will continue lo present" honestly, simply but thoroughly to the American people the issues find uroblcms that confront them at these critical times." This presentation was expected (o take the form. In the 12-day, 12-state train tour on which he has embarked, of a three-pronged attack on Democrats on the issues of Korea, corruption rind communism. Sen. Frank Carlson of Kansas, one of the general's top advisers. near here. Deputy Sheriff J. T. Wlgley Iden- first hand report on accomplish " fi , ed tllc Mexican « Margarlto mcnUs made nt the University o Valcnsuda.^Hc was employed on the Arkansas' alfalfa and cotton re- " "'"" '"" "" search plots in Osceola at Ihe annual visiting dny tomorrow. WILSON—A Mexican farm labor- , , . a""" 11 " b l °i' »" v "><-r 5 . er died in a Memphis hospital Sat- l0 ''' ""'' rf . cripor , ter f h ?. Els <="hower urdny of Injuries suffered Wednes- - T -icr-vMiI.ii-ut, « prn 'J le day when he was struck by a train i-.iM-..Mit»\hR on I age 10 LITTLE LIZ— . Tours of the two plots are scheduled [o besin at 1:30 p.m. The first lour will be at Ihe alfalfa plot located on the H. P. Holendorf farm near Grider. At 2:30 the farmers are scheduled to tour the cotton lest plot which is located on Highway 10 at Osceola James F. jacks Is agronomist in charge of the plots. Crnin Brothers Inrm near Evarfale. Deputy Wiglcy said the Mexican nppnrnitly wns .sleeping on the track nnd attempted to get up as the tmin approached. He said a part of the man's -skull was knocked jnvay by the train. The accident occurred between Evadale and Bflssett. The man's ho- f'ny was discovered by crew members of a Prison freight train who vnw his body lying on llie right ol way. If there ore better days ahead, the lax collector wcn'l lei you get for enouqh ahead to eniov them. ilfmf*- -:' *W l.J(*.4jt»K? "-S- - Getting Ready for the Fair- Preparations for Ihe Northeast Arkansas District Fair that will get under way here tomorrow afternoon made Walker Park Fairgrounds a b-jsy place this, morning. Carnival workers (Picture No. 1) were busily a-wcmblying the various rides and sideshows that will line the midway. In the Women's Exhibit Building (Picture No. 2», these women were at work labeling jars of jams and Jellies to be displayed in community booths. Food stand operators [Picture No. 3t also were busy setting up their booths in readiness for hungry fair-goers. Amidst the hxistle and bustle of fair preparations, this hog (Picture No. 4> loolt II easy, patiently waiting for livestock judges to count it in or out of the winnings. (Courier News rholos)

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