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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV1II—NO. 155 Blyllieville Courier Blyihevillc Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blyllicville Herald _ THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHKAST MISSOURI BLYTHKVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY; SEPTEMBRR 23, 1952 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS AFL Endorses Gov. Stevenson ****** ****** Nixon-Stevenson Tunds' Compared No Differences' Seen by OOP's Veep Candidate Takes Case to Nation in TV, Radio Talk Tonight IN BEAUTY PAGEANT HBKE — These five young ladies, representing the loviest in a three-state area, will be among those competing tor Ihe Queen of Cotton title here on Oct. 2. Winner will reign over National Cotton Picking Contest on Oct. 3 and will get eight-day trip to Havana, plus » .$500 wardrobe. Donna Gardner is in the center. She won Portaeeville's Soybean Festival. Top row (from the left) are Peggy Brink ley. Dell, who was twice Miss Osceola; Martha Sweet, who will he representing St. Francis County; Glenna Sigsby. a former state spelling champion representing Rector, Ark.; and (belowi Jackie Stacker, Miss Helena of 1952. Atom-War Secrets Must Go to Allied Chiefs in Europe, Gen. Bradley Says ing over atomic information; but he let 'it be known he believes that eventually the U. S. is going to have- to gUe some inside dope on atomic warfare to the military commanders. Among other reasons Bradley listed at a Pentagon news conference was that some allied nations have gained the false impression (hat mere U. S. possession of atomic weapons made It unnecessary for thei up their own defenses. Trip Brings Information He said he found out about this on an 11-day trip to Europe from which he has just returned. And, said Bradley: "Atomic weapons will play a great part in the defense of Europe, but they will not replace strong ground and air forces." » Conditions have changed, Brad- f ley said since enactment of a law in 1946 forbidding the sharing of any atomic information with any foreign government, no matter how friendly. Weapons Must lie Available And, he told newsmen, at least some tactical and operational information aboul. atomic weapons must eventually be available to Allied leaders, such as Gen. Alphonse Juin. Allied ground force commander in Western Europe. Bradley said Juin arid other non - American commanders anil leaders under Gen. Matthew B Ridgway's command know no more about atomic weapons aiui their capabilities than what has been published in the American press. M > f '-=*^- ^A.^-^-.r^i.^.-'iVtTis^i V / -li^-; •Vi'.'-i Biood Quota Is Topped Here; 167 Pints Given. Blood donors of Blytheville and vicinity gave 167 pint sof blood yesterday wtien Memphis' Red Cross mobile collecting unit came to town. ' nils pushed the city over its ISO-pint quota by 17 pints and re'° ! "" ltt j tal " ed for Blyiheville's Chickasawba District the distinction of beirg the , on]y ,| jstrict to mect it . s QUntH .. ol , successive visits — live in the case of this district. Attendance is Set at 48,1 Toral Tops 37,680 Recorded for Event Post-Dispatch Soys— Smith Sought Nixon Help in Tax Claim «u£r?£ RD , ™ SEN »°WEK ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Post-Dispatch reported today f /• n • V ' ~ Bilckors i the <™stee of an $18,000 expense fund for Sen. Kieliard M ot ijon. Dwiflit 1). Ki.senliow-|.\ 7 ixon, (lie Republican vice presidential nominee, enlisted the er contended today there is } aid of Nixon's Washington office in connection vvilh a tax no ditlcrciiTO between an refund claim of between $500,000 and ?«00 000 expense fund raised for Sen. Richard JI. Nixon and a Democratic fund sponsored bv Gov. Adlai K, Stevenson, With Nixon taking to television and radio In I.os Angeles tonight o explain his financial operations nil (he signs of Ibis campaign rain pointed to his retention of he vice presidential place on the Republican ticket. The fact the Republican National Committee is paying S75.000 for the TV-radio cast emphasized this point to veteran politicians aboard. Eisenhower has made it clear he Is withholding Judgment until after Nixon speaks. The general's hackers Jumped eagerly on reports Stevenson, the Democratic presidential nominee, had endorsed a fund raised in Illinois to bolster the Incomes of men he drew into the state government from piivatc business. Rep. Hugh D. Scctl Jr., of Pennsylvania, former GOP national chairman and an active Eisenhower manager, told these re- portcr.s he sees "no dliference" between the Nixon and Stevenson funds. "You can draw the line right clown the middle and they are exattly alike," Scott said. "In Ibis case, Stevenson was acting in the The newspaper, hi dispatch from Los Angeles by James A. Kearus Jr., quoted the trustee, jjann c. Smith, as saying "some progress" has been made on the tax ease since then. The claim, still pending in the court of claims, was filed by Ihe Hod River Lumber Co. of northern California. The Post-Dispatch said the firm is owned by Smith's family and tbat Smith Is a stock- I holder and attorney for the company. Smith, a Pasadena attorney who also contributed $300 to the fund, was (moled Li Ihe Post-Dispatch Aivcstimitecf -18,00(1 persons it- tended the 1952 Northeast Arkansas Stephen Mitchell, Democratic. District Fair here, Robert E. Blav- national chairman, had called lock, secretary of the Mississippi Nixon's action in accepting the County Fair Association, said today, privately-raiscd expense fund mor- With attendance during the clos- ally wrong and had called for his ing days of the fair over the week- j withdrawal from the race ?i'l.iTi' ,° m ? r0 ', b o" h . nif of the Stevenson said judgment on the total, the fair closed Sunday. ! incident ought to be'reserved Un- as saying he was Introduced to an attorney in the Justice Department's tax division hy John J. Irwin, then an administrative assistant to Nixon. In Pasadena, Smith confirmed that he made a "routine request to Senator Nixon's office" more than a year ago. "This was an ordinary courtesy such as any senator's office would perform for any constituent. Senator Nixon was not himself involved, and I don't even know that he was consulted. J have never discussed the inerils of the case with Senator Nixon." Smith said in reply to a Question r "The case is still pending. Some j would be In u year, but it is still crawling along." Nixon was not Inynediatelj S^£sT?&f j spj H, v££ VK b " ">: had been pending about three copyrighted | were stalled by uncertainly over whether the federal government would grant the refund. Nixon has scheduled a nationwide television and radio broadcast tonight (o give his story of the expense fund, conlributed by . number of wealthy Callfor- lian.s. The OOP vice presidential candidate ha.s ln.si.slod mine of the nouey went into his own pocket and that none of the contributors ever asked or received any special consideration from him. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. :he party's presidential candidate, Iributcd to the Nixon .helped manage it. fund Weather Arkansas forecast: Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Wcd- OI:NT;RALI.Y FAIR nesdav; no important temperature changes. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight slid Wednesday, slowly rising temperatures: low toniaht 40-SO; high Wednesday in the 70s. Minimum this moinina- -51. Maximum yesterday—82. Sunset today—5:56. Sunrise tomorrow—5:49. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 a.m. —none. Toial precipitation since January 1-35.82. Mean temperature rmidway be- U'.,-::i hi "h and Iow)--66.5. Xcrmal mean temperature for Svp'einber- -74 2. This Kale !.•».! ;car Miniiuur.i this morning— 50. Maximum yestcrdav— 73. Precipitation January I to this riale-37.«. New Radio Room is Being Built For City Police Blytheville's Police Department ts going to have a new, larger and more soundproof radio room. The radio room is now localed adjacent to the chief ot police's office Is going to be moved Into the inner lobby of police headquarters and will be glassed off from the rest of the department. Remodeling work on the Inner lobby began this morning and City Engineer Claude Alexander, who Is supervising the work', said remodeling work will Include new cork floors, removal of an unused shower ~nd glassing in of one door and one window. Bank-teller typo windows are. to be installed on the north and south sides of the new radio room and persons wishing to transact business or pay traffic fines must go to the windows. The new radio room will be restricted to officers on duty only. -+ Eighty-five of yesterday's donors have given at- least one time previously at a Blytheville bloodmobilc visit, Harry A. Haincs, district Red Cross blood chairman, pointed out, "Naturally we are gratified that these persons reutrned to help the city meet its quota and equally satisfying were results In getting about one-half in new donors. 'However, we feel that many persons could give and spare our reliable donors the inconvenience of donating on each visit." Dr. W. R. Leake. who was in charge of yesterday's bloodmobile. was lavish in his praise of the city's volunteer workers. "H has seldom been my pleasure," he said, "to work with a more cooperative group of volunteer workers." Mrs. W. J. Pollard is in charge of the cljii^ktiV. volunteer workers and Mrs. Bob Logan is staff aid chairman. Following are yesterday's donors years and proceedings instituted for dissolution of Ihe lumber firm has said he will decide after tonight's broadcast by Nixon whether to retain his 39-year-old limning mate. The Post - Dispatch said Smith told of contacting Irwin in Nixon's office "and asked him to find out what was holding -up the case." "He introduced nv; to J. N. Sheppard, a tax division attorney," Kearns quoted Smith. "I had a talk with Sheppard and since then there has been some progress." The newspaper said 11 was lolrt by Irwin, who has resinned from Nixon'.s staff and is in private law practice at Los Angeles: "Smith wanted lo find out who was handling his case, so he could talk to him about the delay. "I called the tax division and had one of the girls get out the file. I asked her who Ihe assistant was in charge of it. and she told me. "Then 1 got In (ouch with him, iivfoimiiiK him I was all attorney in Senator Nixon's office, and arranged for Smith to huve a conference." 800 Delegates' Vote Unanimous Action Is First By Convention Since Union Founding in 188 NEW YORK (AP) — The American Federalion of Labor convent ion today endorsed Gov. Adlai K. Stevenson, Hie Democratic candidate, for President of the United States. The action was unanimous by Ibe 800 delegates who acted on a committee recommendation. It was the first endorsement by convention action since the AFL wns founded In 1881. Back in 1024 a special AFL committee endorsed the late Sen. Robert M. LaFo!- lette of Wisconsin who was running for Ihe presidency on the Prosrossivc ticket. The announcement bv President William Green of "the outcome of the standing; vole by delegates was greeted with thunderous shouts. Scraps of lorn paper were hurled into the air. The CIO already has endorsed Stevenson, thus putting the two big branches of labor firmly behind the Democratic candidate. The 800 delegates whistled and cheered for half a minute. After calling for "nay" votes. Green carefully scanned the convention hall. There appeared to be no one standing among the delegates. Green then announced "it appears there Is no opposition" and declared the report "officially adopted." Prolonged cheers rang out again. An estimated Walker Park Fai persons visit:rounds Satur- werc on til all the facts were In. Associates of his Interrupted campagu denied emphatically i abidance was .T^t. ^'^- | N ^ ™^ r ^. ^ '""" ™ Atteiid-inr-P fiomns r,,r ih. ,i ' Thcy K<licl hc wi " ll 'J' wlt1 ' n11 datsincK led ' on "^' i I 1 ' 8 t T *\. «« "»""»» ""= •»•»*" when the :.,r opened at -1 pm " lat hc <"" no wron " '" " //<e Charges Truman 'Incompetent' 1,600 on Wednesday, 7,700 on Thursday and 7,500 on Friday. . Wednesday's attendance wns cut sharply by steady rain that day. Added to these 1 figures, based on ticket sales, were youngsters under 12 who were admitted free, young participants In PFA Day Thursday and the thrgngs of school-ace youths who attended on Kids D.iy Friday. The $10,000 set aside for premiums has been distributed, Mr. Blaylock said, and the final total may exceed that. This year's attendance fisure of 48.000 compares with 37,680 for the 1951 fair. Mr Blaylock said receipts of car- See NIXON on Page 12 Allies Pounce AEOAIiD EISENHOWER SPECIAL (A!-) _ Gen. Dv,i e ht D. Eisenhower campaigning in the home state of Sen. Robert A. Taft, declared today Ihe Truman administration Is "totally incompetent to straighten out the problems that face this nation." 158 Trucks Are Destroyed in Korea SEOUL, Knrea lifi — U. S. B2fi invaders pounced on Communist supply convoys last night and pilots reported 153 Reii trucKs de- stroycd bag since February highest onc-nighl • T h e Republican presidential nominee, introduced by Charles Taft, Republican candidate for '-,'overnor, told a crowd estimated . at 3.500 persons at Middlctovvr:, it i is "a deliberate policy of this administration to deflate money." It has taken as a slogan "in- flntitm Is Ihe best policy," he declared. "The Republicans want honest In the dollar." Eisenhower said the GOP wants •big men" in office in Washing- Leachville Youth Killed in Wreck • Two Other Missco Youths Among Five Hurt Near Searcy Teddy Citpnlrlck, Id. former Leachville High School basketball star, was killed and five other Beebe Junior College students were Injured last night when the car in which they were riding left Highway 67 about 11 miles south of Searcy. Two of the Injured also were former Lcachvllle High School baskct- I ball players. One. Gene Adams, 22. I'.-al" condition In Rogers Hospital i Ht. Searcy today. The other is Verneal Aaron, 22, who was less seriously hurt. Gilpn.trick, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Homer Gilpatrick of Learhville, Senator Taft. who was introduced after Eisenhower had Epoken urged the general's election. „. ,,,, J1IV , ,_,,,j,,,i, lt . K „, n-ai-riviue, "This year perhaps for the last | was dead on arirval at the Searcy time, we hnve a chance to main. • Hospital, tain liberty," Taft said, adding: Two other Bcebe students follow"If we want to maintain our | ing the I£134 Plymouth driven by liberty and we want common sencc t Adams told officers the ear left In fiscal matters than we must: the highway and overturned In a vote for Dwight D. Eisenhower for i railroad cut about a mile north of *— — ~-. i Ground action tapered off after j nival shotta and rides showed an 11 j several days of fierce fiehtm» at I per cent increase over similar bus!- ; both ends of the 155-mile front I ness at last year's fair. j The Reds jabbed at Allied lines'I On Kids Day. he said, carnival: with 20 patrols. All were beaten; officials sold 1,000 books of special-j back. 'iv'K'T.! ?- ( 'f l ickcts to youngsters. The U. S. Eighth Army said 1 With 12 tickets to a book, that's 3.332 Communist troops were killed! 12.0(10 rides the youngsters obtain»d | or wounded last week the fourth ; too little : for their President." a crowd of more than 4.000 Thirlv ni'THites Inter nt D.-i !« IviSKMlnWKR on J'aRC stood 12 Cotton Contest Group tickets for. as listed by Red Cross records: A. T. Hays, H. C. Hays, Graves [ Blake, D. A. Blodgett, H. A. Lane. Bob Bay, Curtis Perry, Mrs. E(iw Jacks, Edward Jacks. Mrs. J. .., Stcp^' il Mrs.' l J. W R lt Le'nti 1 : Am?e | DlSCUSSCd Here See HI.OOI) on Paje 12 Gas Installation | Requirements highest weekly toll of the year. The hag of i;>3 IJecl trucks destroyed ran the Sejitrmljer total to 1,461. Although a high mark for recent months, Ihe figure Is far short of the record 6.170 trucks reported destroyed between Sept. 27 ami Oct. 27, 1051. Ion." not men who are for thcr jobs and too hi! breeches." Inff.iti'mi Trjniglifs Tuple , - - r The Republican nominee an I To Hold Last Mectinq mnniccd he will speak on inflation ] in a major address in Cleveland j Final meetins of the National °r, r 'i , Cotton Picking Contest committee Eiscnhmver made 1111 mention 'of i will be held tomorrow night at the the political squabble over Ins Junior Chamber of Commerce club' running mate. Sen. Richard M. Nixon of California. The time of the general's speech in Cleveland, scheduled a! the same hour Nixon goes on television and radio In California mav be 26 Missco Men Classified 4-F Leave for Re-Examinations Twenty-six Mississippi County men, previously classfied 4-F in the draft, were sent ot Little Rock today to be re-examined for po.ssible re-classification. Miss Ro^ Saliba. draft board clerk, said today's call was for 40 men but of this number 10 failed to report and eight were transferred to other boards. One man \\as transierred to the •MiMssippi County Board from other boards and one who failed to report to an earlier call reported this morning. Both left with today's group. The county's next call will be 35 men to leave Monday lo take pre- induction physicals. I.ravins today were: White* — Odis Johnson., I^panto: Sidney Robinson Dores Reed, William Loyd Chadwick, Martin Enyene Calvery. Paul Marrs and Johnny Campbell of Joiner; Art Kuonfif Ng, Memphis; Dewayne Alford Halg- wood. Buddie William Shcppnrd, Leachville; Frank Robertson, Barrett Miles Sanderson. Luxora: Dale Hogan. Dell: William Robert Lee Henderson. Jimmy Rodgcrs Bradshaw. Blytheville: Fred Smith. Osceola: James Albert Johnson. Wilson: George L. Harris. Manila: S. L. Henley, Peach Orchard, Ark.; and Calvin Sloan, Portageville, Mo. Negroes—James Wallace. Frenchman's Bayou; Hay B. Love, Blytheville: Le.slic Richmond, Osceola; and Eugene B?kcr. Wilson. Listed as delinquents on today's call were: Whites — ,T. T. George, McRac, Ark.: Walter Thomas Andrews. Bc- loit. Wis.: and Edward Len Ingram. Long Beach, Calif. Negroes — Clyde Savage. Waco. Tex.: John L. Logan, Osceola: Henry Evans, and T, J. Bloat, Blythovllle: Clawing Davis. Wilson; Robert Lee Louis. Lake Providence, La.; and Willie Dority Jr., St. Louis. Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. was host last, night to Blytheville plumb- i tors at a meeting held to discuss natural gas Installations. M. J. Cuarira. chief engineer of • the company's gas department. led I the discussion, which covered pipe sizes, figuring residential and commercial loads, city regulations and company imlirirs regarding in-tal- changed to avoid allies indicated. conllict, rooni. Contest Chairman J. L. Wistbrooii .-aid it is very important that every committee member be present so wi- ,,,, ,„„ , ,,, can complete details on the con- • contest in 1915 , tc ~' 1 -" Gilpatrieli "is* I Hie meeting will begin at 7:30! C nts and four 1 p.m. Mcliae. Ark., about midnliht. Adams suffered multiple fractures, includinz rib- anil his left collar bone. His left hmz also was collapsed. Dr. Iiuah Edwards jf .Scnrcy said. Aaron received fractured ribs, bead Iterations and a possible nee* injury. Abo injured were Jiininv Phillips of Jasper. Marvin Bishop of Salem and Flwin Cooper ot Vio!,-s. Their conditions -*(>rc not reported as serious. Adrtms. .son of Mr. ;md Mr-. Orn Adams nf LenchviPc. WHS n M",-r:i- :i- placr winner in the N':itiou;i! Cotton Piekin': C'n:-irr-t hern hM ve?.r. His brother, fill] Aclims. won tile brother by his lur- Juinor, gas service and cquip- lation ment, Also participating In the program were Bernard Jagzers. Ark-Mo commercial manager: J V Oalts, rr.an- ager of Ihe company's Blythevillo district: H. B. Richardson, lo.-al iiirtuaurr: jttici .^ h Dunkley, assistant g;ts eneinccr. Mayor Dan Blodeett alcndcd Ihe meeting and dbcl*>sed provisions of tht tie; 1 ; gas ordinance, which, he [pointed out. was modeled alter the one now in effect in Lltle Rork. Approximately 75 attended tin: meeting, which was held in Ark- Mo's local office. Those attending were given a manual pencilling lo installation and operation of natural gos equipment. Additional Fined Wreck That Injured 7 Two of the men Involved In n ^luir.TnSr"^- 51 , 111 " 1 '" 5 ' 18 ;"'" 111 •"•• H"v-.non promoted a ^"w^"'*', "H'*:±".rj'-T; !«=<»* "-" <«»'> P'**" individuals Stevenson Says He Sought Fund For Employes, But Not Secretly] [ Jack. Pat and J. R. ciilpcilrii-k,! — -j Funeral iirrapy-ments .\t-ir iiunp-.- ! plete todav. Howard Fiincr.il Home will be in chares. CHICAGO <V, — A charge by an , Eisenhower supporter that Gov. Adlai K Ktevrri-:on promoted in sons were injured, were fined Municipal Court this morning. O'Dell Mntllfny of Loachvillo, driver of the car which crashed into a pirkup truck loaded with eight members of a Blynieiilie family, was fined SIOO and costs and sentenced to a day in tail on a charge of driving while under the influence ol liquor. His companion, Billy Simmons of Leachville, was fined 820 anil co:-ts! to augment salaries nf some state officials was admUted by the Illinois governor hist night. But. the Democratic presidential candidate secretive aid. zcns for Eisenhower Committee before the Republican convention, said in his telegram that the fund "was paid to various of your official appointees to state Jobs in order to supplement the salaries j paid them by the state.' 1 j I He asked Stevenson to disclose .aid. there was nothing i the names ol the contributors and improper about such recipients and the amounts in- I volvcd. Chandler said the governor Inside Today's Courier News if Men En the Srrvire .. N'cws .P,;;c 0. ...Arka MS News Briefs.., .. Brooks expccierl icniMnt tort,!)-. . .sporls. . . .Society. . .Page 1. ...Markets... Page U. to t.iktt ..I'.itc 8. Stevenson, in a statement in New York, said 'here never has been had made known he favored , - ,i L, . u " H cnar«e 01 rurirniie ovc Tn! ^ ? ,°,f any ° ne en ^-<^c. »e was chared with Ing m the instaJIr-tlon of gas equip- merit, Ark-Mo ollicials said. of driving *h1l[> undrr the influ- pnri? nl lirinor. P. W. Whitaker forfeirM a 510 bond on a riuir^c of spcrdinir :mrl D. N*. riramham forfeited a So bond on a charge of mil rung over n tire — ... _ _ng hi*, car over a fire hose during a I lire on South 10th Street last week. any .secret iibout his trying to ca.se j others nt the Chicago Cotlmicrcin] | the, financinl strain of men he In-1 Club last April 23, Stevenson nt ' recall nn\ Chandler. | , - -, .[] his fir.vt j office seeker. ... . statement was in nindo by Kent tcir LITTLE LIZ— and i su eacve, wrvs fineds20 anil co:-t?! inca sran o men e n-u ast April 23. Stev on a charge of public dnnikennefs | (i « c ed to leave private employment l last night he did not In other action, Hughie Moody! 1 " take-stale jobs. None ol the such conversation with forlcitcd a 5121,25 bond on a charge '"en. Stevenson said, was an c'.cc'.. ; Kievenson, who Is In nf rlrivinir ^liUn i,»,{**- tv.n i,,*r., , l*f! nffli'inl nr HM riffirf* *;*.fl-pr F*IIII-.I.«,I ,- » n ^... n ~ ! The governor's s ! r( 'l>ly 'o a chartie Chandler, a Chir.igo manulncturi a telegram to Sicvcnson that he personally promoted a cash fund, made up of contributions from private eilt7,ens. Chandler, who served on the Citl- four-year term as governor, .it triat time bad announced his candidacy for re-election. In his statement. Stevn^nn said. "there never has been any secret" about his views on such nid to state officials and that they entered public service at his urging Sef ILLINOIS FUND on Page ll The only way to moke a do!for goo long wpy is to corry it oround while you look !a somcrhirvj i* will buy. era

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