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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVIII—NO. 149 Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald 1952 District Fair Gets Under Way at Walker Park Today The gales to Walker Park Fairgrounds swung open at -I p.m. today and the 1952 Northeast Arkansas District Fail- was under way. THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYT1IEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SKPTEMBER 16, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS :vj Prom early this morning until the , opening, exhibitors were busy putting the final louches on (heir displays. Final preparations were un- I 3er way on the carnival midway, in 'he Main Exhibit Building, Women's I Exhibit Building. Haraway Negro Exhibit Building and the-livestock burns. Most of tiie poultry had been placed in pens in a tent between the Main Exhibit Building and the :attle barn. The National Rabbit Show entries were being set up in display room under the grandstand. Robert E. Blaylock. secretary of the Mississippi County Fair Association, which conducts the annual event, said this morning everything was "nearer ready for the opening than it's ever been by this time." Good Weather Seen A check with the U.S. Weather Bureau in Little Rock. Mr. Blaylock aid, brought an encouraging fore- $.-t for the fair week. Good weath- _r was expected all week except for slight siiowers predicted for Thursday. However. Mr. IJlaylork said, these were not expected to bring enough moisture to hurt fair activities. Judging of the various competitive events at the fair will get under way tomorrow with the selection of winners in the beef and dairy cattle divisions . Future Farmers of American and 4-H entries will be judged Thursday and hog judging will take place rriday. Judging of women's department entries will get under way at 1 pjn. tomorrow, when rabbits and poultry also will be judged. Bodart's Blue Ribbon Shows is -ing on the midway at this year's fair. First of the grand stand shows will begin tonight at 8 p.m.. when the "Lucky Lott Stunt Drivers" wilt present a daredevil driving show. Tomorrow afternoon, four days ol stock car races will begin. A free act to be staged on the carnival midway will be Capt. Jimmj Jamison, a high-diver. Among the shows and acts on the midway is a glass-blowing exhibi- £ion staged by Mr. and Mrs. Gm Corlew of Portland. Mich., who ar members of a family of _IQ profes slonal glassblowers. " 200 in Wilson [Pledge Blood Bfoodmobile Visit Set for Tomorrow Approximately 200 persons have I signed pledges to give blood when 1 the Hcd Cross Bloodmobile visits I Wilson tomorrow. Mrs. Maurice Lynch, who is head- ling the Wilson blood program, said I today that it appears the town will I easily reach its 150-pint quota. 1 Last visit of the bloodmobile in I Wiison was on March 7 when 140 | pints were collected. Mrs. Lynch stated that R. E. L. I Wilson, III, trustee of the Lee \Vil[-son Co., has pledged cooperation of ^L^e company in helping the town Jneet its quota. Also making up a sizeable Jist of ] donors was Buckeye's oil and mar| gnrine plant, she said. The bloodmobllc will be at Lh& I Wilson School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bee Is Cited As Booster of Cotton Yields By CLAUDE SPARKS (Courier News Slaff Writer) There's another gold in the white gold of Mississippi County which can mean an increase In cotton crop yields, according to members of the Arkansas Bee Raisers Association. The other gold is nectar in the cottxm blooms — a source largely untapped In this area — and apiarist C. I,. Thaxton. Frisco Railroad check clerk, quotes bee rais.ers as estimating "cotton crops, (in addition to their honey yield) will show 25 per cent better pollination with an ample supply of bees than with dependence upon wind alone." As evidence of their honey yield, Mr. Thaxton has erected his seventh exhibit at the Northeast Arkansas District Fair this week at Walker Park. Since 1945, he has failed to exhibit only In 195!. "BEES ARE a real help in the pollinlzation of soybeans, vetch, clover and the legumes which have a 'closed' bloom," Mr. Thaxton says, "and also aid in the case of cotton although the latter has an open bloom which makes pollinization easier." Worker bees, [raveling from plant to plant In their quest for pollen and nectar thus help to "fertilize" the plant seed for planting next year. The pollen goes to produce more bees and the nectar to make honey. "Tile beekeeper figures bees are worth 20 times to the farmer what they are to him." Mr. Thaxton says, "and one colony of bees Is required to tend each acre of any crop." A colony of bees may vary In number from 15,000 dii winter months lo 500,0' the honey-producing months, according to Mr. Thax- lon. Probably the largest bee raiser In the county. Mr. Tha.xton has 80 colonies of bees and Is expecting to harvest, about seven tons of honey this year. BEES PRODUCE honey from May until the first of October and the best production, according lo Mr. Thaxton, is achieved in dry weather with hot days and cool nights—70 degrees or lower. "This has been the nest season since 1915." Mr. Thaxton says. A member of the Northeast Arkansas Division of the Arkansas Beekeepers Association, Mr. Thnxton says there are about 60 members in the aunty who raise bees both commercially and as a hobby while numerous other persons keep them for their personal use. Although Mr. Thaxton packages and sells some of his honey for table use. most is sold, to a Bono, Ark., syrup manufacturer, i After the bees are robbed of • their honey in the fall, Mr. Thaxton says, about 35 to 40 pounds of honey is left in the hive lo provide winter feed. FINISHING TOUCHES — ExhititorG were putting the finishing touches on display booths in the Main Exhibit Building at Walker Park this morning in preparation lor opening at 4 p.m. tods;- of the annual Northeast Arkansas District Fair, exhibits In this building range from commercial displays to PKA booths. (Courier News I'liolo) Speck Is Asked to Quit Race by GOP Colleague FAYEfTEVILLE (AP) — Republican Congressional Candidate John K. Joyce today called upon OOP Nominee Jeff Speck to get out of t h e Arkansas governor's race. Joyce, of Pnyetteville, who Is I statements by Speck exemplified opposing Democratic Rep. James I "bossism" and were "umvarrant- Trimble in Ihe Third Concession- ed and unusual statements" nol al District, declared that recent Truman Lashes Ai Opponents oi 'Media PHILADELPHIA W, — President Truman today described opponents ofcompul.sory medical insurance — they include Cen. Dwight D. Eisenhower — as "pnllbacks" who want to "go back to the horse and buggy days." The President job for all of us' declared "it is to bring medical and health services to the people at a price they can afford lo pay. " "I would not call such a good 'King Cotton Days' | Committee to Meet King Cotton Days Committee of Blytheville Chamber of Commerce will meet tomorrow afternoon ?t 2:30 at the Chamber's offices in City Hall. ' i A. o. Hudson is chairman of the! committee. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy th:> af'ernoon. tonight and Wed- n.ouny ncsday; no important tempcratitn changes. | Missouri forecast: Generally lair j tonight rfnd Wednesday; little! change in temperature; low tonislit! around 60; high Wednesday In the ; 80s. ' ' Minimum thi.s mornlng--56. Mnximmn yesterday—3*1, Sunset today—6:06. Sunrise tomorrow—5:44. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today— Total precipitation since January 1-35.16. Mean temperature 'midway between hi?h and low)—72. Normal mean temperature for Scplember--14.2. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—56. Maximum yesterday—83. PiTdpiial ion Janu;\ty 1 to this date—3555. IIR TKIlis lo maintain a colony of about 15.000 bees until March 15 when he begins adding more honey so the bees will produce more bees or a larger number of worker bees for the coming harvest. From April 15 until about May !0 the bees Iced on willow blossoms and the workers, who feed not only themselves but the queen and drone bees, use this food to expnnd their numbers until a colony may number as many as 500.000. Inasmuch as the average life of a bee is 21 days, the workers nre kept on Ihe double feeding the new bee crop, themselves and the shiftless drone bee. The latter's -only purpose Is to act as a father with each colony havin? usually only one queen bee while the more unfortunate females, the workers, run the hive. They are in charge. B?os thrive principally upon four crops in this county cturinsr the honey-producing stage. These are vetch, from about June 10 until July 1: buck vine, July 10 to Aii^. 10: and cotton and soybeans, which finish out the summer. ALFALFA IS of no use to the bee here. Mr. Thaxton says, as U is cut before blooming. There are about 500 to 700 bee colonies In the county, Mr. Thaxton estimates, whtch are modernly operated for purposes of pollination and commercial honey piodnction. "We try lo make a colony average ISO pounds of honey a year," Mr. Thaxton says, "and we have done bolh worse and better. "Once we f;ot 300 pounds from a single colony and anytime you find thr,t. you can bet you have half a million worker bees, oper- See Ht;i:S on I'aje 7 thing 'socialism.'" Truman said. "I would call it a goal of enterprise— American enterprise." Truman didn't mention the Republican presidential nominee bj name in a speech prepared for a luncheon of the American Hospital Association in Convention Ha But he quoted language used b> Eisenhower in New York Sunday opposing Truman's mrdical insurance plan. Eisenhower advocated, amontj other steps, "locally administered indigent medical care programs." "That's about like saying we don 1 need any form of social security except the county poor house," Truman said. Gov. Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic candidate, endorses the administration's health program In general. He said in an' address in Los Angeles last week that the country needs "some system of protection" nuainst illness and accident \ so that "adequate medical care will be avnMable to all." Truman came here by train from Washington for the atlriress. winch «as billed by the White House as "non-political," Truman's opponents have dc- nounrcrt Truman's pnst proposals lo Congress as "scri;ili/rd •epresenting the "thought and scn- iinent of the Republican party or any individual member of it." He referred to Speck's remark that he would be the OOP power n Arkansas should Gen. Eisenhower be elected president. Joyce said "Jeff Speck should e made to withdraw from the jovernor's race and he should liave the grace lo do so voluntarily." Speck's statements were challenged earlier by two old line OOP leaders, Wallace Townsend and Osi'o Cobb, who bluntly warned him to star In line with >'ie Speck promptly replied that I Townsend and Cobb were trying to "repudiate" him and charged that ihey didn't want the Republicans lo carry Arkansas in November. Kcurt Said "Simmering" The feud between the Old Guard and supporters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower had been reported by newspapers as simmering below Ihe surface of party organization since Ike won the presidential nomination from Sen. Robert A. Taft, Arkansas party leaders. led by National Commitleeman Townsend, went down the line for Taft before the national convention and succeeded in holding Arkansas In the Ohio senator's camp. Cobb supported Gen. Douglas MacArlhur, Mayorless City OfL€3chvii!eSfi!l Awaiting Ruling Attorney General To Decide Replacing Of Resigned Official The town of Leachville still awaiting word from the attorney general of Arkansas to determine just when II can elect a new mayor. Last week, for the second time in a year, Leachville'.s mayor resigned. Friday night Mayor W. A. Dew handed in his resignation. He had been elected last November for a one-year term after Leach- vllle's mayor (then Earl Melds) and the entire city council resigned after hearing criticism to the effect that they had "not done anything." Only Donald Wheeler, city treasurer and recorder, and Councilman R £t,I.ovelady ran for re-election. Both were elected. Floyd Burris, deputy sheriff, has temporary town City to Fight Bell Water Rate Hikes Phone Users' Donations Eyed To Defray Cost Mayor Dan A. BlodgcU and City Attorney Percy Wright announced this morning that the City of Ulytlieville is planning to lake an active part in fighting rate increases now being sought by the Rlytlie- ville W a t c r Company a n d Southwestern Hell Telephone Company. Mayor nlodgctl told the Courier News this morning that the Cl^ Council lias sanctioned (he city's taking an active part, In the rate increase fights "with reservations attached to the phone rate opposition." He said the reservation was that the city does not go beyond its present financial means in fighting Southwestern Bell's proposed rate increase. Mayor Blodgett said he and other city officials will attend the Public Service Commission's hearing in Little Uock Oct. 14 at which lime the Blytheville Water Company's rate increase request will be heard as official representatives of tin city to oppose the rate Increase. The water company is seeking permanent approval of its rate in crease placed in effect more than two years ago which lipped the water rate one to 15 cents per thous and gallons In various use cate gories and the minimum chara from S1.25 per 2,000 Gallons to $1.' for the first 1,000 gallons. .May Ask Donations The mayor said the citv will [on the cost of the court fight at th water rate hearing because it In volved only Blythevtlle but Ihat 1 hopes lo shave the expense of th phone rate fight. He estimated Blytheville's shar of the phone rate cost as abou Ike Issues Call For Consistent Farm Program Sov. Stevehsdn Schedules Trip To Washington SPKINGFJKM) (AP) — ^!ov. Aclliii Stevenson is .scheduled to go to Washington Saturday, his tieii(l()ii:irtcrs announced today, mid specula- ion arose nliout another meeting Ijctweeii llic Democratic presidential candidate and President Truman. Stevenson opens a second cam- [iaii;n tour, covering the Atlantic seaboard Thursday. An aide disclosed today that the governor will arrive In Washington by air at approximately 10 a.m. Saturday, enroute Hie Marine Corps Base at Qunnllco, Va. His son. Adlal. III. is in officers training :chool there. Stevenson will make what was Minnesota Crowds Hear Eisenhower described as a non campaign talk" at the Marine base, and go on to Richmond, Vn., for a speech there Saturday night. Stevenson said yesterday he has exchanged several telephone calls with Truman and found a letter from the President waiting for him when he returned from Ills recent western trip. Stevenson said, referring lo the President's forthcoming "whislle- stop" trip, "I would certainly approve of whatever he chose to do with respect to (his campaign." He said Truman's letters lo him were "Jusl very pleasant letters of encouragement." The governor's itinerary next Sunday a blank. It custom- not to make speeche is been appointed marshal. Town Marshal II. G. Sibley resigned last week to accept a position at the county (arm. Flight now, townspeople are awaiting word from Attorney General Ike Murry as to whether they can postpone election of a new mayor until the general election in November. Mr. Wheeler pointed out that unless that is granted, a special election will be held at which time on interim mayor will ire elected. Then, another mayor will be elected in November. He would take office Jan. 1. Under the town's proposal, two bundays and observers suggcstec the phone rate Increase that they would 'appeal lo Ihi. phone users In their cities Ilicm- to pay j selves for small donations for the litigation. The pre-hearing conference was attended by- city attorneys, mayors and other officials of 16 Arkansas cities, Mayor Blodgetl said. "At the prc-hcaring conference. we estimated the cost of preparing and presenting our opposition and hiring counsel and then pro-rated the cost among the cities taking cost for each city could be met if contributions of 25 lo SO cents could be oblaincd from each telephone subscriber. Otherwise the cities are going lo have to bear tin- cost themselves. City Surplus Ton Low "The City Council, In sanctioning i He last saw (lie President, Sec STEVENSON on Page 7. ABOARD 3 P E C I A L EISENHOWER (AP) — Gen. Jwighl D. Eisenhower carried lis campaign into politically- vital Minnesota today with a call for a "consistent" farm iroffram. Speaking before a crowd estl- nalcd at almost 3.000 persons at \lbert Lea. Hie Republican presl- lemlal nominee accused the Democrats of putting the fanner "in Ihe middle" by conflicting price control and agricultural aid pro- Drains. Cheered by his crowd - packed reception in 13 appearances in Illinois and Indiana yesterday, Eisenhower swung hard against the Democratic domestic and foreign programs. He said that farmers were "caui'ht in the middle" last fall when the Office of Price Stabilisa- tion (OPS) threatened to clamp price controls on hogs at the same (line Ihe Agriculture Department as saying that the over-supply o( hogs would prevent any price Increases. We'll lie Consistent "As for the Republicans, we will be consistent," Eisenhower said. "Having made a farm program, v/e will not back and fill." , Elsenhower mixed his bid for the farm vote will] an attack on Truman administration foreign policies. Elsenhower's invasion of the Midwest in his serious-minded bid for the presidency evoked cheers from his campaign managers. At Owatonna, Elsenhower told a trainside crowd estimated by Police Chief Julius Stark at least 2.000-3.000 persons that he is a strong supporter of farm co-operatives... . The city's schools were closed See EISENHOWKH on Page 1. Coal Strike Appears To Be Coming for U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) — John L. Lewis appeared today to be shaping part. It was brought oiit"llmt"ine i " p a " caily shll:e ol nbout 300,000 Eastern soft coal miners in a divide- another favorite of the Old Guard ami-conquer strategy against coal producers. Sabre Jets Down Four MIG's Boost Month's Record to 46 SEOUL. Korea </7'i~U. S. Sabre jet pilots today blasted four Red MIG-ISs out o( North Korean skies i destroyed and land area near Sinuiiu. Pilots said one 35-foot boat 'Newcomers' To Bs Welcomed Beta Sigma Phi Plans Dinners For Hew Resident's Plans for welcoming new families , _. .. • - -••., i JHH.- iiu Mi-jLuuiujt; iii'\\ irtmuic crs in Blytheville and that "it is rny[ to Blytheville were revealed loda understanding the committee Is c,,v- by officers of Alpha Alpha cha ing this full consideration.' James n. Deal, chairman of the Citizens Committee, snid this moi'n- yic th.it committee is, "willing lo cooperate in any way '*ith the city" In the phone rate light but that no decision has been arrived at as lo the soliciting of contributions of Beta SiKina Phi. pter "More than 100 families have moved Into Btylheville since the first of the year." Mrs. It. A. Lipscomb. general chairman of the pro- Jed, pointed out. "We feel it will be to the ad- vantage of both the city and these and raised to a record 46 the number of Communist warplanes destroyed in one month, the U. S. Fifth Air Force said. „ ,, . -•-.--- ..... two damaged and! ,, e sakl hc ls nln miing to call an- newcomers to get acquainted ami " • "" ' other meeti But the United Mine Workers chief said, a walkout isn't likely to produce a rational emergency among coal users. Breaking his silence on a month ol private negotiations. Lewis stcrn- i ly reported to newsmen yesterday j he has reached a "most disturbing" impasse with Northern soft coal operators, with only four more days to go before their present contract expires Saturday. "Xo Conclusions" Keacbcd Similarly. Lewis said, "no conclusions" have been reached In fre- qiienl talks with Southern soft coal producers, whose contract expires Sept. 30. Lewis plainly Implied both groups of mines would be shut down as their contracts run out. Traditionally, the miners don't work without a contract. Together, the two groups turn out about 70 per cent of the nation's coal—or seven million tons six smaller boats were destroyed anrt 22 damaged. - Congress as "scri;ili/rd medicine" confirmation o and 'comnii!=ory moriical insur- • c ^ September's Farther couth. other tighter bombers attacked two troop con- Tim lour destruction claims, plus | centrations near Sariwon. The Atr confirmation of a Sept. 1 kill, push- j Force reported 45 liuildinus levcl- ance." definitionf. with which he j differs. But he said today: | 7-Ycar Controversy I Truman's national health pro- it?ram. embracing prc-payment of i medical, hospital. laboratory and I even some dental creases, in costs by in- social Kecuritv pay- oils April i figure past the prev- j ed and four others damaged. included 41 MIGs de- j rea ThC battlcs over Nort " .. of the committee lat- j become a part of our town n v.r this week and it is possible that j ly as possible." the imyor's request will be voted on at that time. Southwestern Bell's latest rale increase rcouest ranges from GO cents lo 52 '25 per phone. The Public o- has not set Service CsmmiMlon phone sli-oycd In air combat and three : plastered Red targets propeller-driven fighters caught on i batcrcd Korean Pcntnsu the crounci. In September Allied pilots al, c o a came _nftcr Allied bombers i "'e hearing, but Mayor Blodgctt cross the' s!>it ' that at (he luc-hcarinz c'on- .ila last, night fercncc the dales of Sept. 20 and Oct. 6 were mentioned. reported .hrce Migs probably de- ! stroyed and 36 damaged. I with Ions of high explosives. B29 S u p c r f o r I s returned to ments. has kept a controversy p;o- iniT between him and the American . ... _ .. .,„ Medical Association (AM,\> for: fighter-bombers near the Manchu- evcn years. Eisnn!io\vcr c.illrrl it j rinn bordet when 55 MIOs swarmed out of their Manchurian sanctuary. Fuc air batlcs ensued. move toward "socialized mcdi- i cine," The President told the hospital group that good health Is of "first importance" to the genera) welfare, and added: "That is v.-hv. ever since I have Sec TRUMAN on rage 7 The sleek Sabres were flying pro- ! than 100 tons of bombs. Their fly- tective coyer for P-84 Thunderjet i by-night partners, twin-engined "~' ' ' ' B2Cs, ranged over the Red highway network and reported 126 Red Irucks destroyed. It was the biggest bag since May and the fourth In addition to the four Red jets [ straight night pilols reported de- Members of the Beta Sigmn Phi chapter will call on each new family. she stated. Thi.s mil will be followed by an invitation to a dinner at Hotel No- destroyed. Sabre pilots reported two damaecd. The fighter-bombers attacked slruction of more than 100 Red trucks. Ground fighting tapered oft along military boat concentration on Ko- ] the 155-mile battlefront with only reaswesi coast In the Slnml Is-1« few minor Red probes reported Herbert F;e.i].s v,a,s fined £100 and j costs and sentenced to a day in jail In Municipal Court this morn- ins on a charge r,: driving while under the influence of liquor. Fulbright Backs Demos WASHINGTON M'I — Sen. Ful- brlght (D-Ark.) said today he Is supporting the bid of Democrat Adlai Stevenson for the presidency. Arkansas Democrats 'May' Vote for Ike, Remain in Party sas; l ^^ KS ^e-^n^; \ "£? was C^tka^ D , i = 1^^°"™'''- >" Is to be asked to permit Democrat*; mocralic party rules read until two I " Pirasc. to vote for the Republican presi-! years ago. The Monroe County re-' dential nominee in November with-[solution says Gov. McMath a- out losna their parly standing. I staunch party man and Truman' - ble. A program will be planned for each dinner meeting, Members will begin making calls this week and the dinners will be held on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. In the hotel's Mirror ronrn. The dinners will be for the 'women only. Mrs. Lipscomh pointed out. "We can get names of newcomers from the Blytheville Water Co.. and Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. "However, some will he omitted j . . . such ris those who move into apartments where there names will not appear on utility bills. "Therefore, we are asking the cooperation of everyone in supplying its with names of newcomers in th"ir neighborhoods," Mrs. Lipscomb stated. a week. About 200.000 miners work £1 | in the Northern group.. 100.000 in j the southern. Stockpiles Cited Lewis declared the present national coal s|ockpile of about 79.- 3H.OOO Ions — plus continued if not e.xpnudcrt production In the Western and hard coal mines — would "preclude any possible national emergency." The stockpile alone would supply normal needs for fl5 days. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Chirks face possibility of crippled offense for home opener . . sports . . . Vase 5. . - , Arkansas News Briefs . . . A resolution adopted by Ihe Monroe County Convention for presentation to the state convention supporter, led the move which Included national races In the requirement al that time. ! would amend party rules to require! The re-olutlon. due to be nre ihat n D.'mmrat need only In sup- ..r-nred liv .Tnliu P.. Moore Jr Clnr poil the slate Democratic nominees, endun, cluinnan "Whereas, there are many loyal Arkansas Slate Democrats who in the November. 1952. general electio Massachusetts Holds Primary BOSTON (If, - Massachusttt. . . will cast their votes for a nominee for president, other than the nominee for the national Democratic Party ..." 'Hi- resolution ,vtip:l,,l.-s thai 1,0 i the Monroe pci.son shall be. pciuntied to vole in Democratic primaries "who has 'at : hrikls Its primary election todiv Ihe last preceiiini' general election i with the Inslercit of (lie voler = voted aeainst any stale, covmly. dis- slinod by a legislative battle ovev a liict. township or municipal Demo- j r ' c '* pension program the leiiislatois cratlc nominee." | voted themselves last July and rc- Thc stale cmuentio:i opens here' pMl . ctl Mrl| er today. . Society . . Markets . . rage 2. . Page 7. LITTLS LIZ— Friday. Vice Presidential Nominee day tin- Monroe (Miinly tcsolnlloii will be pie-.entod on Saturday. . Thorp few contests tor Ihe top j Hie bis-iw vote js idcnilal election. got to the point \\hcre o per- v-ho hosri't inert ony ilying ers is recKirded os a rreck.