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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVHI—NO. 156 Blythevllle Courier Blylheville Dally Nem Mississippi Valley Leader BJytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTE1IBER 24, 1952 Could McGrath Blow the White .House Sky-High? Caudle Quotes Him As Saying So About Cliques in Dismissal WASHINQTON (.1*) — T. Lamar Caudle testified today thai Former Attorney General J, Howard Mc- Gralh once told him, "I know enough about the White House to Wow it so high the force of gravity would never bring it back to earth." Caudle eLsn said McGrath, his old boss in the Justice Department, reported Caudle lost his job because of "a White House rllijuc." Caudle snld the former attorney general told him "the same clique" that was behind Cnudte's dismissal as assistant attorney general last November was also "after" Mc- Gralli. McGrath was ousted as attorney general last April a few hours after he fired Newbold Morris, government cleanup man. Caudle \va~s closing several days of testimony before a house judiciary subcommittee headed by Rep. Chelf (D-Ky) which is investigating the Justice Department. &' Ke did not elaborate on McGrath's statement about the White House. He told the committee yesterday he looks upon his dismissal by President Truman as "a grave injustice." And he testified yesterday he has been told that this view is shared by the man who fired him—Presideiii Truman. Not so, rejoined the White House. FOURTEEN PAGES Allies Win, Lose Height in Korea Furious Artillery, Mortar Duel Follows Kelly Hill Fight SEOUL, Korea W — Tank-sup ported Allied Infantrymen battlei to the crest of Kelly Hill o: Korea's Western Front today bu were thrown back after bitte hand-to-hand fighting with en trenched Chinese Reds. AP photographer Fred Waters a the front said the battle then de vlope'l into a furious, artillery anc mortar duel. Eighth Army said the Allied at stackers were Puerto Ricans a! |l;tached to the TJ. S. 3rd Division. Savage fighting also erupted on I ^ the extreme eastern end of the |" battleline. Norlh Korean Commu nists failed in attempts to captur two Allied-held hilla south of Ko eon. B26 bombers again pounde Communist supply convoys. Pilot reported 188 Red trucks destroyed The dawn attack was the Allies third attempt to recapture Kell Hill, a strategic height capture by the Reds last Thursday night It is seven miles southwest of Ol Baldy. Gen. Mark Clark. u. N. con mander in the Far East, arrived if Seoul by plane tod^y to confer \v-il Gen. James A. Van Fleet and othe top military officers. i Battle Casualties Total 118,569 WASHINGTON r<Pi— Announce U. S. battle casualties in Korc reached 118,565 today, an increas of 596 since last week. The defense department's weetel summary based on notifications t families through last Friday re ported: INC. NEW TOTAL Killed in action Wounded MiK-inc: Total FAIR QUEEN IX BLYTHEVILLE — Nancy Foster, queen of CaruthersviUe's American Legion Fair, extends an invitation to Mayor Dan Blodgett to at- lend the Pemiscot County exposition which runs from Oct. 1-5. At left is Pierce Krcley, Caruthcrs- vllle Legion post commander, (courier News I'holo) McKeldin Views Stevenson As Haying Tarnished Record BALTIMORE W) — While Gov, Adlai Stevenson of Illinois received congratulations from Democrats after his inflation speech lost night, ~nv. Theodore R. McKeldin pic- Lured him as a man with a tarnished state record. McKeldin, Maryland Republican, criticized the Democratic presidential candidate for appointing men under him who "have been involved in briberies and unethical profits." McKeldin's remarks were in a speech intended for delivery over nation-wide radio network. At the last minute a recorded address by Dwight D. Eisenhower was substituted for it. Radio station WFBR here said the McKeldin talk would be' recorded and aired at a later date While there has been a big in Washington, there h middle sized 1 mess in lllin< Maryland governor • said added: '• *'A careful look at the record in the last four years indicates that more men in Gov. Stevenson's administration have been involved in briberby and wrongful conduct in the last four years than in any other state In the union." McKeldin listed among t h e 'shameful scandals" among Ste- 1B,676 S7.239 12,654 118.569 Louisiana Will Attend Demos' Meet LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Sept, 24 — Louisiana will be represented along with five other Southern states at a Democratic party strategy conference here next Monday and Tuesday. Mrs. Jack Carnes, Arkansas Democratic national committeewoman, said Frank Ellis, Louisiana national committeeman, advised her today that he and William J. Ericksen, vice chairman of the Louisiana Democratic State Central ConimU- tea. would attend. It was the first word from Louisiana. * 3 reviou,sly acceptances for the j conference with National Chairman Stephen Mitchell had been received ; from Missl.'.sippi, Texas, Tennessee i and Kentucky party lenders. Arknn- • sas i.= the sixth state to be repre- i Dented. (Sec related story on Page 3.) venson appointees the "horse meat and race track sordid chapters." He added that $600,000 was paid out in bribes to Stevenson's administrative office-holders and noted that last week Charles W. Wray, the Illinois governor's meat inspection chief, "pleaded guilty to accepting such bribes." Would You Be as Honest As This One? ST, LOUIS (/Pi — Miss Georsia Theodore a bocl Keeper had ,m 'e «-•"•" • • • *trie street! It \vps made out to an investment iirm and she returned it to an official who was frantcially searching his pockets. Just as she stepped ovlt of the bunding she spotted a wallet lying' beside a parked car, and restored it to its owner \vho was getting out of the machine. She did not wait to learn his name. Two blocks away, Miss Theodore said, she noticed a woman's purse on a newsstand, apparently forgotton by its owner. "That was too much for me,'' she said, "f just walked past it." Injuries Are Fatal To Wreck Victim Second Leachville *< Student Dies after Wreck near Searcy Gene Adams. 22-year-old former Leachville Higli School basketball star, died at Searcy yesterday afternoon of injuries received Monday night when the car he was driving left Highway 67 near McRse, Ark. and overturned. His death was the second from this wreck. Teddy Oilpatrick, 18 also a former Leachville basketball star, was killed Instantly. Both were students at Beebe Junior College and. with four other students, were I'l ,ro-ii(e there jifceu 11^. accident SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Nixon Probably to Stay in Race; Adlai to Keep 'Names' Secret 'Publicity Would Not Be Deserved' Illinois Contributors List Considered as 'Breach of Faith' BALTIMORE (AF)— Gov. Acllai K, Stevenson sniti today he will not reveal t It e names of those- who contributed to or received money from n special cash fund he set up to supplement the pay of some Illinois state officials. "There is no point in reveal- Ing any names," the Democratic presidential nominee said. "It would be publicity (hey do not deserve ami a breach ol good faith on my part, too." Sen. Richard Nixon, (he Republican .vice - presidential nominee. and several other Republicans have demanded Stevenson reveal details of the fund. Nixon talked about it in his report lo the nation last night on his own $18,000 fund for political expenses. The governor discussed his fund at a breakfast of 550 Volunteers for Stevenson which wound up a week's campaigning in the East. He said he chose the method of raising the income of "key state employes" because the positions were filled by men who not only look llie Jobs at less money than they had been receiving "but gave up security for the hazards of government." One Refused Oilier Jnhs He said one official had at least three limes turned down offers from private enterprises at more lhan three times hi.s public salary. "This loyalty and devotion is I'try hard to attract, and once attracted it is vcrv hard to treat lightly," Stevenson said. "The Illinois governor said he hoped "this discussion will focus att lUjpn on this problem on all Weather Arkansas forecast: Generally lair thre alternoon. toni»h', »i,<] Thursday. Moderate to heavy dew in ex- FAIR posed field., tonisht and early morning. Winds light, northerly. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight, litlle chance m temperature; mostly fair Thursday, slightly warmer northwest; low tonight 45-55; high Thursday 14-78 southeast, to 80-85 northwest. Minimum this morning—47. Maximum yesterday—77. Sun.-et today—5:45. Prfcipitatlon 2-i hours to 7 a.m —none. ToCrii precipitation since January 1—3". 82. MIMTI temperature < midway be- tutvit isiRh and lowi —62. Normal mean temperature [or September—74.2. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—63. MtVAimUm yesterday—80, Pitt'lpltallon January 1 to this date—37,42. Gin Fire Damage is Set at $5,000 F. I.. Regan, owner of the Regan Gin Company on South Elm Street, this morning estimated the ein companys' loss at approximately S5.000 in a fire which destroyed its cotton house early yesterday. j Mr. Regan said "quite a bit c,f i cotton" was in the house at the i house at the time of the fire and \ j was badly damaged in the blaze. ! Cause of the fire has not been determined but Mr. Regan expressed belief that loose matches possibly could have fallen into the loose cotton after it had been picked and in some way became ignited. Leachville Man Fined for Hitting Negro with Car Billy Adams of Leachville was assessed fine, 1 ; totaling S55 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on charges of failure to give information after having run Into nnd Injured another person ami operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license. The court suspended $25 of the. fines durins good behaviour. Ailanis was charge with failing! to aid and give information to aj West Indies N 7 cgro cotton picker who suffered a broken leg as n result of having been struck by Adams', car as he crossed the highway near Lcnchville Monday nieht. Testimony al the trial identficti the Neero only as "Mitchell" and his companions who testified said that they knew no other name. The injured Negro Is one of the 260 West Indies natives broutmt to Leachville this year by the B. O. Land Company to harvest cotton. U.S. Okays Glass Plant for State HOT SPRINGS (fP\— The government today approved the building of the West ing house Lamp Division's glass plant at Lake Catherine near here. A company spokesman said the National Production Authority is- surd a certificate of nrrrssity for the plant. John J. Dickmann, president nl the Ditmars - Dickmann - Pickers wsre riding overturned road cut about midnight Monday, according to other students In a car following them. Another Leachville youth, Verneal Aaron, 22, suffered fractured ri'o^ ,head lacerations and a possible neck injury but was not in serious condition. Funeral arrangements for the two wreck victims were incomplete today. The bodies are at Howard Funeral Home in LeachviUe. Adams is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orn Adams of Lcach- vilie; six brothers, Bill, Marion. Leo, Charles and Lloyd Adams, all of Leachville, and Oren Lee Adams of Little Rock; and five sisters. Mrs. Bonnie Lloyd of Millington, Term.; Mrs. Merle McKinncy of Beebe. and Mrs. Nettie Slayton. Rose Marie Adams and Tulla Fay Adams, all of Leachville. In addition to his parents. Mr. and Mrs. D. Homer Gilpatrick of Leachville, Gilpatrick is survived by four brothers. Jack. Pat. Junior and J.. R. Gilpatrick, all of Leachville. Trailer Smashes Gas Firm Window Ike to Meet Sen. Nixon Tonight for Decision ABOARD TII13 EISENHOWER SPECIAL (AP) — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Sen. Richard Nixon arranged to meet in Wheeling, W. Va., lonifht for an expected decision to retain Nixon on the Republican ticket. James Hazelly. Elsenhower's press representative, announced the fateful session was arranged when Sen. William Knowland of California and Qov. Sherman Adams nf New Hampshire talked by phone today from Ironton, O., lo OOP National Chairman Arthur Summerfield In Cleveland. Summerfield had talked by phone lo Nixon, vice presidential candidate. In Missouli, Mont., where he went i campaign trip utter defending on a national dio-televislon broadcast last night his financial operations since he became a senator. Ilngcrly said that Nl};on would five Missoula at 11 a. m., (CST) and arrive In Wheeling about 7'30 P. M., CST. The meeting of the two OOP candidates was expected to take place after a night speech in Wheeling by Eisenhower. Ike Hints Favor of Ni.von Eisenhower indicated strongly after listening to Nixon's broadcast last night that he wants to keep the California senator on (he ticket with him. lie said Nixon had done u "courageous" thing In meeting Democratic charges that the senator did wrong in accepting payment from a privately-raised SIB.- 000 expense fund. Walter Hallanan ol West Vir- vinla, vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, told i-cporlcr.i when he hoarded the train at Ironlon Hint the favora- nble response to Nixon's broadcast hud been "terrific." "Republicans kept me up all niebl, calling to ask how they could express their ilcsire that Nixon be kept on the ticket," Hallanan said. "Most of them said they believed Nixon adds greater strength to the ticket now than ever before, "The general feeling seems to be that It would be falal If any attempt were made to eliminate him from the ticket." Hnllanan said lie had telegraphed Nixon telling htm "the party Is proud to have you for its vice presidential nominee." Eisenhower hud asked Nixon to meet him in Wheeling alter applauding last night the "courage" of his vice presidential running mate in explaining his financial operations on a nation-wide radio and television program. Nixon flew to Missoula. Mont., to resume campaigning. When Eisenhower finished talking lo a crowd of 3,000 al Portsmouth, O. he announced he was leaving the train to make a tele- imone cnll. Ho left lire train with Gov. Sher- Si-e EISENHOWER on I'age 14 for good government." "Knew No Other Mcllinr]" He said he knew of 'no method except to pay higher salaries." The governor also said imitorm salary scales adopted by most states for their employes are not as "satisfactory or practical as flexible scales paid by private business. The governor explained that after his inauguration in 1018 he had found il "difficult Retting men for public service with real competence, not just the garden variety, to take key positions." Some that he did take on. he said, suffered financial losses. Stevenson said he first considercrl" a plan whereby public spirited citizens would make gifts to the state itself or a foundation established for the state. Tliis was rejected as Impractical. Then he hit on the idea of "gifts, usually around Christmas time lo a small number of key employes making sacrifices for the state." The money came from a balance left from his campaign funds and later contributions, "No CtHiiicrllnns" He insisted there was no conj nection between the contributor A plate glass window in the of- ! a " d " IC rcci Picn'. Neither has ever BIytlieville Propane Gas Nixon's Dramatic Plea Puts GOP 'Deep' in Telegrams Ry The Associated 1'rcss Republican national campaign headquarters in Washington was hip- deep today in still uncounted thousands of telegrams from every corner or America. A spokesman said Sen. Richard N'ixon. the communications ovcrwhcmingly vindicated Nixon ought to be running for president. Party Lines Followed m political circles reaction followed party lines, on the whole. Eisenhower Indicated lo a Cleve- GOP Chairman Hits al 'Smear' Summerficld Says Campaign Has Turned For Republicans CLEVELAND (AP) — GOP National Chairman Arthur K. SummerfieM said today "I am certain that Sen. Richard Nixon will remain the Republican candidate for vice president." Summerfleld made this statement in n reply to n reporter's question to a news conference, Siimmerficlcl said that Judging from the response to Nixon's speech liisl night "the smear attack on Senator Nixon has backfired. This is the turning point ot the 1932 campaign." He said lie hud talked with both Gen. Dwlglil D. Elsenhower, the party's presidential candidate, and Nixon by telephone this morning. Nixon, he said, will meet with Gen. Eisenhou-er at 7:30 p.m. CST in Wheeling, w. Va., tonight. Nixon Plans to Fly He said Nixon—who speaks today at Missouli., Mont.—will leave for Wheeling by plane. SummcrfieW eaid he did not know whether he himself could attend tonight's conference. By his conversation, he Indicated (hut the conference would settle the matter. The problem: Should Nixon be permitted to sl*y as the party's vice presidential candidate In view of a disclosure that he accepted an $18,235 expense fund as a California senator? The GOP National Committee Chairman said he had asked the Republican National Committee members for their opinions in the case. He said he sent this telegram to all members of that committee: "Knowing that you heard Senator Nixon's broadcast, last night and his request that the Republican National Committee consider the future status ol his cnndidncy. will you please wire me'your personal decision immediately to the OOP National campaign headquarters In Washington marking your telegram 'urgent' so that it can penetrate the deluge of messages now being wired to our national headquarters," "Dcmrirrals Probably Sorry" "The Democrats are probably sorry they ever started this thing," .said Summerfield. Already, he said, nl Washington GOP- headquarters 20,000 telegrams were received by this morning, al- The GOP vice presidential nominee's nation-wide radio-TV appeal thai people let party headquarters know how they felt about his explanation of an SIS.000 political fund drew what some called an unprecedented response. GOP national commltleemcn beard Nixon's'dramatlc plea', tluU I °"' who could be reached for comment \ he favored keeping bis young run- The telegrams still are pouring in were almost unanimously In favor nlng mate. ! at the Western.Union capacity rate" Gov. Adlat Stevenson, the Democratic presidential nominee, who earlier had urged the American of retaining Nixon on the ticket. There was no immediate com meiH from either the White House ftce of Company was broken this morning by an empty cotton trailer which broke loose from the vehicle pull- Int; it. Olen Grounds, manager of the company, said the trailer apparently broke its hitch as It crossed a grade crossing r,::rt sweived into the building. He said no estimate lias been made as to the amount cf damaee to the building, and declined to identify the owner of the trailer. known who the other was, Stevenson said, nor have olhcr state officials known who lias been receiving what. Stevenson closed his campaign swing with the assertion he Is sure of victory in the presidential election. In his final major speech of the eastern jaunt he declaim! the Republicans — and particularly Ken. j or the Democratic National Committee. Shortly after Nixon told a multimillion radio-TV audience last night that he was innocent of wrong-doing and felt he should stay on the ticket as Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's running mritc, Western Union offices were swamped. Many were forced to call in emergency crews. Newspapers over the country were deluded with requests for the address of the GOP national headquarters — something Nixon forgot to mention. Many people telephoned Washington rather that) send telegrams, sayimi Western Unicm was too swamped to lake their messages. | O'h^rr. wired Nixon or Eisenhower direct. Robert A. Taft — arc responsible for inflation and the hi^h cos: cf Src STKVKN'SOS on I'.ige 11 ;r.- wanted to contribute mon- ! ey to n "Nixon fund". Some women v:ere cr>in : : ns tU'y called for thu GOP address. Others said,,,,.,., ,,iukt.,Licvi iu 11 t^juve- w „. ., . . -• — land audience, which earlier had ' '" Iilvor of retaining Nix- ol 1500 to 2000 an hour, he said. pllbllc to withhold criticlzinK Nixon until the facts were known, withheld his own comment in Baltimore last night. Sen. O!in D. Johnston. South Carolina Democrat, said Nixon did not "answer the questions that people want to know." No matter what happens, he said, the party has been huit. "If Nixon resign! It would upset the ticket. If he doesn't it weakens the corruption issue." Ark-Mo Changes Billing Dates for 4,500 Customers A change In billing dates that will affect more than half of Arkansas-Missouri Power Company's customers in this area was made today. Electric bills for about 4.500 cits- ™,,&5=..-,,~'™~,EFs statement by a man of shining | 10-day discount period will be -c Integrity and great purpose in the taincd. company officials said Th service of his country." change is effective this month Other comment: Rep. Albert Gore, Tennessee Democrat — Nixon fanned out. He The present billine schedule will remain unchanged for about 3.500 customers. The company said the struck out when he didn't say what I change wa.-, made to distribute bill- the lunrt was for. . . . The best j lt: R work more evenly throughout scrvirn the Republican party could ! tn - month. This was made necessary ' " ' 'by growth of the city nnd the advent of natural gas service scheduled do would be to accept his rcsig- Scc TELEGRAMS on Page M * * * Nixon Goes to Montana after Tight for Life' snt will l L'riL j LOS ANGELES (*—Sen. Richard M. Nixon carried his fight for po-! life lo a nation-wide auriiciic? last m^lit. and then moved on to Montana today before a decisive meeting v.ith Gen. Dwight D. Ei- i scnhower. _ The young GOP vice presidential Cons ruction Co.. Litlle Rock, said nominee rcMed his fate in an un- the load of concrete 'or_the i prccedentcd TV-radio appeal to the n American public. He left the question of his removal from the Republican ticket squarely up to the party's national committee. A flood of telegrams and phone calls followed Nixon's dramatic ot- ] for to submit the make-or-break 'decision to the National Committee. "Wire and write the Republican National Committee whether you think t should stay or whether I .should Ket off," Nixon exhorted, "and whatever their decision Is. I will abide by il." Personal l!sc Denial Tht appeal came after Nixon, the young man who 'zoomed to excel- political prominence in a short six . yo^rs, sMri ' not one cent of the Much late cotton Is culling out, the yield Is belter than expected."" lilS.OOO supplemental expense fund Cotton Picking Reported to Be Near Peak in Arkansas; 'Staple Is Fine' LITTLE ROCK if, — The Crop and only a few fields Mill stiil Reporting Service said today th-it > bloom, the report said, cotton picking in Arkansas is near-) The rice MarvrM scion will be In ing its peak. i fi,n snmR ( n a j| areas, the .Service The harvest Is in full swing, the j reported. Service said in its weekly crop- r "Yields, as a \vholc, are fairly weather bulletin, and a number of satisfactory, with the best yields fields have been picked over once. re P ortwl m southeastern counties," ' rCP ° rlCd "' fin<! raised by supporters S:^re) ever | the good rjf nil Americans-' went to me for my personal" He denied nny moral wronqdoing, reiterating. "Every penny of U was tiscd to pay for political cxpcnscr. (hat I did not think should be charged to the taxpayers of the United Slates." Hi-. «ifc, Utian-hnired Patricia Nixon, appi:,,: : r-'! *.Y:»»* him on the program carried on a network ol 62 television and 750 radio stations at a cost estimated at more than S15.0W by GOP National Chairman Arthur Summerficld. The Republican National Committee and the Republican, senatorial and congressional campaign committees paid i wood was jammed for 2'i hours Hi.s press secretary. James Has-] Blllie Clcvcnger. chief operator set, look aboard a six-inch stack • - -. ... of telegrams. The main Los Angeles Western Union office reported handling 5,000 telegrams garding Nixon without tour hours after hi.s speech. The NBC switchboard in Holly- i said. She said the vast majority of callers were pro-Nixon, N i xon £• a v e dc t a il s of his own re-1 financial status and challenged his Democratic opponents, Gov. Adlni Stevenson and Sen. John J. Spark- See NIXON on Paje M Blytheville Housing Authority Sells $1,312,000 Bond Issue for thtr cast, He lauded Ki.senhower as "the j man to clean up" corruption and Communism. Later, at the airport boforu leaving for Mis.soula, he dc- "What happens lo me is not important; \vh;il happens to Patricia and our !\vo youngsters is not Important; what '.s important is what happens to our country . . . What Ctn. Eisenhower stands for is lot Biytheutle Housing Authority yesterday .solrl a $1,3)2.090 bond i.s- sue U> fiii;\ri'.:<: the while and Nc- pro low-H-nt houMntj projcct.s tn opera t ion here. ,1. Moll Hnxik.s secrrtury-treas- urer of the Housing Authority, r-aict the issue was purchased by Bljlh and Co,. Inc., of Ncu- York at an interest rate of two and five-eighths per cent. The bond firm a)?i> paid the BHA he said. These 40 year bonds comprise, permanent financing for the two projects. Construction of the pro* JcMs had born temporarily iniAnc- t'd bv si\l<: ol short-term bonds until the permanent financing co'jhl be arrah&cd, A third housing project-, for while occupants, is contemplated by the Housing Authority nnd bonds to finance this work will be sold separ- , premium ot $203.60 for the issue,' atoly, Mr. Brooks for next month, utility officials i plained. Inside Today's Courier News . . O. 1 - r col a News , , , Starr . . . Arkansas iee 3. . . . Sports . . . . . . Society . . . . Markets . iiricfs . . l'as;c 10. . Page 4, . . r.-iijc 14. . . . City's new "gas code" g prolrrtlvc slpp . . . editorials*. LITTLE LIZ— A polUtcton is o woufd-be statesman nbo conducts himself en the eofeieria plon-seff-serv- •ce only. . ,-,».,*

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