The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 25, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 25, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVIII—NO. 157 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally News Mississippi VaUey Leader Blytheville Herald Air Force Intention Is to Put Base Here In Use by June,'54 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES Construction Contracts to Be Let By January, Arkansas Solons Told Present intention of the Air Force is to occupy the reactivated Blytheville air base before June 30, 1954, the Air Force today notified Rep. E. C. Gainings and Sens. W. J. Fulbright and John L. McClelland. Alfalfa Research Unit in Missco To Get U.S. Help Federal Bureau's Aid To Strengthen Study Of Dwindling Acreage University of Arkansas' alfalfa research project located just south of Osccola will becomn nffilisitcci with the federal Bureau of Plant Industry, it was learned here yesterday. Dean Lippert S. Ellis, of the University's College of Agriculture, and Dwight Isley, who is in charge of all the university's research, flew to Mississippi County yesterday to ! meet with Dr. T. F. Beard, chief of BPI's division of forage crop investigations, and O. S. Aamodt, BPI's alfalfa research chief. Cooperation of the Bureau of Plant Industry will mean a gradually expanded program with the aid of a BPI technician and a general strengthening of the project, according to North Mississippi County Agent Keith Bilbrey, who was on hand at yesterday's meet- Ing. "It will also mean," Mr. Bilbrey stated, "a freer flow of information between this station and other alfalfa research stations." The alfalfa research program was -" begun by the university at the behest ol Mississippi County Farm Bureau leaders.- Alfalfa acreage hi the county hit a high in 1947 ,when some 4fl,ooO acres were put in ihe crop. Acreage Down However, acreage has come down steadily since that time due to rain, disease, insects and other factors. Once, 27 alfalfa dehydrating plants operated in the county. Now, only three are in operation, anil acreage is down to below 10,000. The Farm Bureau set up a committee on alfalfa in view of diminishing production and about three years ago the research plote were set up near Osccola. Federal cooperation will make the county experiment station the al- Jalfa research center for the southern. Mississippi Valley states, much like Mississippi's Stoneville station Is for cotton. Farmers will cooperate with the program to the extent that they will furnish land, equipment storage and office space. Fnrm Bureau representatives who attended yesterday's meeting include Clay Ayres, Lloyd Godley, E. H. Burns, E. A. Slncy, Charles Rose and Hudson Wren. Also here from the University or Arkansas were Dr. B, S. Hinkle, head of the College of Agriculture's agronomy, and Dr. E. 11. Crawley, plant pathologist. James Jacks will continue to head the research group at the research station. According to an Associated Pffess story from Washington, the Air Force plans to have contracts let for construction work by January. Preliminary designing work now utiderway by the Corps of Engineers. The Air Force fold the Arkansas co ngressmen that net iv a lion i occupation of the base "will depent developments" and mentionet the 1954 date. It said it had issued a directive to the Engineers on Sept. 11 to acquire land for the base. According to a letter of Intent sent the Air Force earlier this year by the city and Chamber of Commerce officials, Blythevilte is to assist the Air Force in obtaining any land it may require in addition to the base here now. Mayor Dan Blodgett said a plan has been worked out whereby land adjacent the base may be "swapped" if Air Force needs cvcced the land available. However, he said, the Air Force has not yet indicated that it needed any additional land. Such additional land probably would be needed for runway extensions, Rep. Ga things told a Wa sing ton newsman. Will Donate Airport Under Air Force plans the city of Blytheville will donate its municipal airport—a World War II training base—and such additional land as will be necessary. Gathings told a reporter that he understands the local interests wil do whatever is necessary in the way of acquiring the necessary land. Additional land is needed, he said principally to extend the runway. Earlier this year Congress authorized an expenditure of $11,601, COO for the base. The Air'Force tuld Giithings today ihat out of the de fense appropriations it has allottee $lO,Gfi4,QOO for the Blytheville base Gathings said that under''the appropriation bill this amount must be contracted for by next April. He said Air Force officials told htm they would ask Congress for SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Ike Hits at U.S. Politics In Sizing Up America PROCLAIMS CHURCH EVENT — Mayor Dan Blodgett (lelt) today .signed a proclamation setting aside Sept. 28-Oct. 5 as Christian Education Week in Blytheville. Looking on as he signs are the Rev. William J. Fitzhngh (center), priest in charge ol St. Stephen'.*; Episcopal Church who is chairman of the observance here, nnd DnrreN Swaner, publicity chairman. The proclamation calls attention to the city-wide inter-church service to be conducted, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the First Baptist Church nl which the new Revised Standard Version of the Bible will be put into use. 4Courier News I'hotn) Stevenson. Turns Eyes to Dixie In Hope of Patching Up Troubles SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Gov. Atlhii E. Stevenson, silent, on iiolitical funds and GOP "vindication" sessions, took a look today at Dixie campaign schedules and chances of patching up political troubles in the Southland. Campaign maneuvers that will reach deep into Dixie were in the final planning stages at headquarters of the Democratic pres- additional funds for this and other installations early next year. - Driver Is Fined $JOO For Drunken Driving Billy O. Owens was fined $100 and costs in-Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving \vhile undfr the influence of liquor. In other action, Thomas Slun- blefleld forfeited a S10 speeding bo ltd. Korea War Goes Into 28th Month Ground, Air Action Curtailed by Chilly Rain of Autumn SEOUL, Korea M*> — The Korean War entered its 28th month today with ground and air action curtailed by chilly autumn rain. Gen. Mark Clark spent the day conferring with his tcp corrruirtud- ers at a corps headquarters behind the front. U. N. soldiers drove back several small Communist stabs along the muddy battlefront today. There were brief but brisk clashes near Bunker and Kelly Hills in the West Biid "Luke the Gook's Castle" in the East. ?"otil weather sharply cut the pace of (he Allied air offensive. The Navy said U. N. warships destroyed a 12-car Red supply train on the East Coast south of Sonejin. idential nominee. Stevenson aides told a report-* er that through the middle weeks ' of October the Illinois governor will be jumping back and forth from Ms Springfield base to key spots both in the South and in the Midwest. Sen. Russell Long- of Louisiana. staunch Stevenson 'supporter in state where fires of rebellion are smouldering among sonic Clements ot the Democratic party, was an overnight lodger at the Illinoi.s Executive Mansion. Gov. Robert Kennon of Louisiana has deserted the Stevenson banner. Gov. Allan Shivers of Texas is refusing to back the Democratic nominee too. And he GO— is fanning hopes Wiison lo Head of splitting those two states, and perhaps more, from the usually DemocraUc South. The hopes are built partly on Democratic dissension, partly o:>. the glowing recep- lion given Republican presidential nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower on an early September expedition into '52 TB Campaign Is Scheduled for . Nov. 17 to Dec. 2,5 Ralph Wilson will serve as county chairman of the 1932 Christmas seal sale drive, it was announced today by William H. Wyatt of Blythevflta. president of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. Mr. Wilson, who is deputy prosecuting attorney for South Mississippi County, will ntteml u stale meeting of county sale chairmen in Walnut Rtdse Oct. 2. Tlits year's seal sale drive will be conducted from Noe. 17 to Dec. 25. 1Jlxie - J Mrs. Frmicis Gammill. executive Dixie Four Next j secretary of the Tuberculosis As- v As a result. Democratic cam-I soclaUon ' s * id n schedule of conn- paign sorties into the South are tv meetings will be announced hit- coming up in the next round of pn One 1S to *» ncld ln North Nixon to Stay } OnGOPTicket, General Says ABOARD THE EISENHOWER SPECIAL — (AP) — Oca. IhvigUl D. Eisenhower told an early morning train- •udo crowd of 1,800 at Keyscr, \V. Va., today America "is in fine shape — except politically." Tlie Republican presidential nominee, making the whistle stops toward a major speech tonight in Baltimore on economic Issues, called for n change in administration in Washington. ' We have got a rmtlonnl leadership (hill has not performed wel in the last seven years," he said Mentioning the flood of telegrams touched off by radio-television broadcast in which Sen Richard M, Nixon of California presented his financial operations Eisenhower said most of these messages said they wanted Nixoi kept on the ticket. "Thai was all right with me,' Eisenhower said. llcllor Ilollur I'rnmlsecl He promised if elected" "we wil get n tinUur back, again that wil ; worth more than 50 cents.' He added: "We cannot run the risk of fur ther inflation." At Cumberland, Mel., a crowr of 4,000 gathered in the strec heard Eisenhower denounce Pres ident Tinman's attempted scizur of the steel mills. "If, as President, I should scii the steel milts, I couUi take ovc your store or .your farm," Ih general said. Speaking on the anniversary the adoption of the Bill of Right- the Republican nominee said It i time for Air jrlcnns lo fight encroachment j on that documen "I cloii't think any man in th steel .strike of anywhere else w; deliberately trying to break dow the constitution," he said. But we have had a govcrnmei thaJL li&s been In power KO long th .rds itself as ail powerful. MOItE BKAUTY ENTHANTS — Corrinc Currie (right) and Ann McLurkin are entered In the Queen of Cotton contest which will bfi staged at Blytheville High School auditorium on the' night of Oct. 3. Miss Currie Is being sponsored by the Coviugton, Tenn., Junior Chamber of Commerce. Miss MfLurkin is from Paragould and attends Arkansas State College. She was rnnnerup in the Miss Paragould contest this year. Negro Held for Mailing Osceolan Death Threat A yomiR Blylhcvillc Negro. Tree less than a week from the Mississippi County Penal Fnnn, is being held In the county jail here for federal authorities on suspicion of Attempted extortion. uhat lie called of blundcis" leading to the i Johnny Foster, who gave arrest-*- ing officers three different ages, 20, 21 and 22, was arrested at his home here yesterday afternoon by Sheriff WflHam Bcrryuian nnd two Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents less than 24 hours after he is alleged to have sent a letter to B. Frank WHfiams, wealthy Osceola planter, threatening the death of hLs wife and son unless $1,000 in cash was mailed hitn. Sheriff Berryman said Poster was released from the county penal farm at l_,«xora only last Sunday nftdr serving'several weeks sentence on a petit larceny charge, Tl::: thrt'nteiiijipr letter, which was received by M"f. Williams Tuesday, dc rr. ni: c!e<! tl: n £ 51,000 I r* ca 5ii IIP Has Stevenson Anything to Hide On Illinois Fund? Adams Says American Public and GO? A» Want to Know Truth AF.serting thai thR Democrats appeared to be counting: on continuing oversized government exnen- See EISENHOWER on I'agc 5 Nixon Visit Out To Ft. Smith LITTLE ROCK (.-T»l A possible Weather Arkansas forecast: Generally fair this atlernoon. tonight nnd Friday; visit of Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Richard Nixon to Fi, Smith has been cancelled. political skirmishing. But of more immediate concern to Stevenson are a foray into Indiana and Kentucky on Friday nnd | Saturday, a major television-radio] speech in Chicago Monday and fly- I ing visits to Ohio and Iowa to j close out next week. ! Stevenson took today off from • campaigning to catch up on a bit of official state business and get ready for trips ahead. For the time being, at least, thr Democratic nominee had nothing Mississippi County and another the soutii end, she said. Kalph Wilson Police Station ^° ub j e ^ Being Renovated Conducted for Wreck Victims Joint Legion District Meet To Be Sunday Plans have been completed for joint menibsrshiu meeting of I,c- Rion posts in four trirts here Sunday. Dud Cnson Post. 24 of Blytheville v/it] bo host to Legionnaires from Hie Third, Fourth, Fifth nnd Seventh Districts. Robert James :md the envelope in vdilch It was mailed tjorc a Hlythe- vilfc postmark dated Sept. 22. The letter read further "T know you think I won't do it but I swear to Odd I will . . . you and the cops think that your son was killed in sin accident but lie wasn't." Mr. Williams' .son. Frank Williams, J]\, was killed in nn automobile accident near O.^ccola last .June. Didn't Xarnc Son The letter also advised Mr. Williams against "yoin;; to tile cops." The. tetter did not name which of Mr. \ViSllams' three sons was bcin^ Arkansas dis-1 threatened. It referred oniy to i ABOARD EISENHOWER SPECIAL Iff,—Gen. Dwight n. Eisenhower's top adviser today challenged Gov. Adlal E. Stevenson lo bare payments made from an •Illinois Democratic fund unless he has "something to hide." Gov. Sherman Adain.s of New Hampshire struck out on the offensive against the Democratic presidential nominee only a few hours after Eisenhower teamed up anew with Ren. Richard M. Nixon of California In a tearful reunion at Wheeling, W. Va. Eisenhower told Ihe croxvd Nixon had "vindicated himself" of any wrongdoing in accepting payments from a privately raised $18,000 expense fund. Taking .the initiative, Adams said t "your othrr $on." Of Mr. Will'liim-;' j In n statement issued at ^fartins- 1 - ' " . Principal speaker will be Miss sized notebook. The throe soiis, only one, Diliy, lives in Osceola. The letter was written In pencil <m tvvo sheets from n smalt pockrrt- l '»r{,', W. Va.. that Stevenson "fa Boing to try to braz«l> out the fact that he hart a private fund to provide Christmas bonuses nnd regular monthly "gift" payments lo thrre ! deserving Democrats in his state [ administration." to say about the dramatic reunion cd City police department in Blvthe- ville's City Hull Ls nnclcr.izoinc renovation tins week. | Mayor nan Btodgctt 'said -.pare. not now being utili/.ed would allow' the poiicc department to be cnliiry- h-ili , , , , , , „ ™ " " at Wheeling. W. Va.. last ni(;ht. j "The work is being done at a vciy : t . r .ichvillG sell between Den. Eisenhower and his ' minimum of cost lo the city and | The two ' vice presidential teammate. Ken. we feel it will mean a more e.'fi- Richard M. Nixon of California. dent polire department as -.veil as Eisenhower pronounced Nixon improve the appearance of the de- "comptetely vindicated" ol any i partment," he stated. charges of wrongdoing in the use I of an 'SI8.000 fund collected by ; Alice Punston of Little Rock, head'which It was mailed bore of the Legion and Legion Auxll-1 three -cent stamps, iary's child welfare program In Ar-j Both Sheriff Berryman and the "Can't Cot Away \Vith It" kansas. The address of welcome will! FBI agents refused to reveal how He added: j he sivnn tay Rosco Crafton nnd the i I-'oflfr ramc to be arrc.ted or If lie "The American people how| invocation by the Rev. Roy T. !in>>-! had admitted writing the letter. (ever, will no! let him get away Icy. pastor of First Methodist' HoMevnr, when nuc.doncd by of-I with it and neither will we" i fit-is in Ihe presence o( a reporter j Stevenson declined at Baliimoro j concernnm a small notebook th'-y yesterday to name the state offi- had m their possession. Foster ci; ,is who got payments from the " ""• "'"•• »° a ' so Kurd. He defended its use, saying •••" mechanical pencil | jt cnar ,led him to attract into state government men of 'real cotnpe- Church. Committee chairmen nre 11. I,, Hnlsell, jr.'i.irfistration and greeting: Paul Mnhon, stnyr and fEfcorrttion: and Krf Rice. food. | identified The IJud Cn.son Post's annual! h "'<' by <«'« of Ihe FBI a«ents in membership drive will bcpin Mon- j the .same manner. some of the .senator's California supporter^ to help out with Nixon's ' See STKVENSON on JMge 5 French Navy Gives Up Hope For Missing Sub, 48 Sailors 11TTI.E CHANGE not much change h\ temperatures. Missouri forecast: Fair with little change in temperature tonight and Friday; low tonight -15-55; hl;h Friday 18-85. Minimum this morning--48. ^^aximum yestrrday- -19. Sunset today—5:53. Sunrise tomorrow—5:51. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 t —none. Total precipitation since January 1—35.62. Mean temperature <mldw«y &e- Hicrn high and low)—035. Normal mean temperature for September—74.2. This nale l.asl Year Minimum this morning—65. Maximum yesterday—75. Precipitation January 1 to this date-38.17. PARIS '.f, — The French Navy gave up hope today for the submarine Sibylle and her crew- of 48. missing In the Mediterranean off the Riviera since yesterday morning. A Navy spokesman saEd an official announcement of the loss would be Issued as soon as notification was made to the relatives of Ihe crew. The spokesman's remarks came almost simultaneously with a report from the big Southern France naval base of Toulon that an oil slick had been reported in the area where the submarine submerged yesterday during maneuvers, The slick was reported off St Tropcz. a Riviera vacation spot and World War II invasion Inlel 40 miles east of Toulon. Walcr Ts 2,100 Feel Deep The Navy said the sub was believed lo have gone down in waters 2,100 feet deep. Its rescue equipment, the Navy explained, could not operate below depths of rii^'ht were m. (oday in the Kytminsinm. who were both attending Reebc Junior College, were Teddy Oilpalrirk. 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Homer Oilpatrick, and! ., , Gene Adams, 22. son of Mr and - ™' a totlav the post wl11 P ri?Er>llt shortly alter he received it. Tuesday Mrs. Oni Adams. i S150 to Miss Funston Sunday <nr' nltcrnoon and that he (SHctitf Ucr- Youne "ilpatrick ivas killed when ] cni1 '' ' i ' cir!irc »ork. ' hvman) Immediately called the FBI day. Post Commander A. S. Harrison Sheriff Bcrryman said that Mr, Williams notified him of Ihe letter District Scout Meeting Tonight A district Boy Scout meeting will be held at 7:30 tonight at the Rustic Inn here, it was announced today by Bill Clare, field scout execu-I He was assisted by the Hcv. Frank the car En which they were riding left Highway R1 near MrFine. Ark., and overturned in a railroad cul. Adams died ol injurifn T'.;eoday. Services were conduct*:'' today by the Rev. C C. Burton, former I^carhville rcsicnt who nnw is pastor of Yarbro Methridist Church He also said n Ket-out-the-voL" 1 in on thr- rase, commit tec comiJO.-ed of Paul Ma- hnn Harold Do?.lrr and Bill Moreland has been appointed. The officers said re.sident.- of the tcnce" who otherwise could not afford lo take .such jobv. Nix Issued Challenge Aria ins recalled that Nixon, after reporting his (inancial operations, had c.iUcd on Stevenson nnd Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama, Dem- | ocratic vice presidential nominee, Dynamite Cap Fatal to Youth 21M Street address to which tile money was to be sent kueu nothing 1 'o make financial statements. about the letter ami apparently the] Ni.xon said: writer planned lo intercept the re- I "If they don't it will be an acl- turn letter from the house's mail j mission they have something lo ] box. hide. °"b° f "l-.rP'j 1 . 11 " 1 "' 1 V ' h ° ' vo , uiti | "Apparently the Drmocrotte I said con- ISO to 180 feet. The Navy said the sub had enough oxygen abonrd to ln?>t unti early tomorrow mornins. The ministry spokesman plane and .ship pa'rols >s umu tinue the search. Tlie 1. 000-ton sub failed to surface on schedule enrly yesterday alter submerging in deep v;a- ter orf tnc Riviera Coast during naval maneuvers. Three c and a torpedo boal which taking part in the exercise lanneil in duel"- a 5coulma5, tor's round table j fti^russion of the Fall Cjimnore<* to' be hcld Faturday and Sunday, Mr.j Clare said. 1 CAP Unit Plans ™|^|Turkey Shoot out quickly in a search. They were ; joined by other ships, planes and . look the filth grade ~rf \tr Pallbearers for yo'itiK Oilp:itrlek | classrwini just, a- school was about : 2i6 War Dead Arrive were Kent Folv.ell. .irinsos Ma-_Mif[y, j to be rtlMni-*cd for the day yes- • H. Tomlinson. Kthriche McKrel., tr rd.iv. None o( Ihe other 'pupils SAN' FRANCISCO -A',— Tlie if,n-.- Dannv Kain and nonnle Kcnnett. i w ; ,., injured. j „„,•( Baylor Viclorv arrived hen- Pallbearers lor Mr. Adams were, Sheriff Lewis Drellx>lbis said the I tnday cnrrying Hie bodies <,i >ss ButMj- Harris. Charles Mcfirew. ] boy apparently was trying to pr>- Americans who loit tlvlr' llvfi'm Billy Cole, Billy Stewart. Louie the cap open with a pocket knlte. Korea. Fields and Gaylon Sain. "The- people will not tolerate the ir^ual Truman administration attitude in covering up scandal and ; on-'.iplion by doing nothing about it In a big way," Adams declared. A Nov. 22 turkey shoot will be. : project of Blytheulle Civil Air helicopters from (his big French' Patrol. i naval base. I The CAP group had a supper Search SHwws Xolliin^ \ meeting lost n'.^ht ^t the air bas.e. The search, continued in fair i and appointed a committee- incluti-' weather throush the night, turned ! "IB C. V. Sebau-h. U:\i4: nocld and up no trace of the missing sub-i W. o. Hreves to plan t.h€ rlioot, marine. I Members heard a financial le- j Tlie Slbylle went down about 30 j port by Fred Callihaii and set Oct. * miles off the coast between the IS as date for the next meeting. i resort town of Cannes and the Isle -Ma]. Percy Wright presided and ; of Pormierolles. 60 miles to the ; the Rev James Ralnwa'cr ea\e the i See LOST SL'B on l'agc 5 invocation. ' Inside Today's Courier News . .Paps shonf fnr ninth prifrct win at llalrv Vicld h.iil t lit . . . sports . . . Pagr If...Arkansas News Tlricfs... ...Tage fi. .. .Slarkcfs..-Tajjc o. .. Society.. .Pace 4. Bids on Sewage Disposal Unit In District 4 Due October 2 Bids for construction of Rev.rr i board. ImprosnnclH nislrie.t No. 4s rom-| Thr- jnb will inrliuie InM.illatinil Iilrtc S".*ase disposal unit will be i of nc-ni-iy in.MO icct of s.i\-inch opened Oct. 2. . • ] vitrified clay pipe ami OM r 3.0(10 Bids will be received by thr dis- i fe,et of ei^ht-meh pipe, t^^ls one trlct's Iward of commissioners un- \\cll and one pumping station, til 11 s m. on Oct. 2 In the mtmi- City Council gave the district ripal co-ir!room of Citv Hall. ! iiermK-acn lo pro-ede with plans at C. .S. B.igtetl is president of the j a meeting earlier this month. Good resolutions and babies Cryirxj in church should be cof rk?d out immedio(ely, •—'

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