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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. JU/VHI—NO. 158 Blythevllle Courier Blythevilie Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILI.E, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1952 TWELVE PAGES TO COMPETE IIEKB — Five more of the mid-south beauties who wiU compete for the title of Queen of Cotton here Thursday night at the new Blythevilie High School are shown here. They are (top row, from the • left) Trudy Wackerly, Miss Batesville and second-place Miss Arkansas winner; Becky Couch, Humboldt, Tenn.; Margaret Di- amie O'Dell. Parayoulri. a Forrest City Peach Festival maid. Bottom row—Rosalie Gorham, Black Oak, winner of Miss Buffalo Island; and Frances Stotts, Miss Lake City. For the first time, the beauty contest is being held in conjunction with the National Cotton Picking Contest. Robert Westbrook and E. R. Smith are cochairmen of the Jaycee-sponsored beauty contest. The winner will reign over the cotton picking contest one week from today and will get an eight- day Havana. Cuba, trip, plus a $500 wardrobe. Ft. Pillow Fugitives Hunted in S.AAissco Search for two white men, believed to be two of the nine convicts who escaped from Ft. Pillow, Tenn,, Penal Farm yesterday, shifted to the Dyesa-Caraway areas shortly before noon today after the men. driving a stolen pickup truck, apparently slipped through police road blocks in the Mississippi River lowlands east of Wilson. A posse of approximately 20 cording to the Negro, heavily-armed Arkansas, and Ten- The nine convicts walked away from the Tennessee penal farm nessee peace officers was pressed into the search for the two men ' rfter u.«a=mtifled .. . Negro, at gun point, to give up his 1951 model blue Ford pickup truck on a side road near the Holt community, which is located between Osceola and Wilson east of Highway 61. The two men then bound and gagged the Negro and fled in his truck. Mississippi County Sheriff VVil- liam Berrymun and Tennessee Highway Patrolmen who were searching for the escaped convicts In the Nodena area immediately formed a posse and all available officers In the county, including Blythevilie Mayor Dan Blodgett • nd Chief, of Police Cecil Graves, were pressed into service. The officers, in radio cars, set up blockades on all backroads in the Wilson-Nodenn vicinity antt combed the area for trace "of the truck. Truck Reported Seen However, shortly after 11 a.m.. a truck fitting the description of the one in which the two men fled, was reported seen "traveling at a high rate of speed" near Marie community east of Wilson, which Indicates that the truck apparently slipped by the posse. Sheriff's deputies of Craigheatl County and one at Lepanto In Poinsett County were then called Into the chase. The Negro man, whose name was not learned, described the two men as follows: No. 1— about 45, wearing a coat and a hat. tan No. 2— Between 22 and 23, wearing blue jeans, a short-sleeve sport , o-seeve spor shirt, a cap and rubber boots, the | tops of which had been cut off. I I fX| The younger man also was wear- |L//V ing a white gold wrist watch, ac- ! yesterday and all are h-Heved to have escaped to Arkansas. Two of the convicts were captured later yesterday near Marianna. Blythevilie Boy Injured When Hit by Truck Don McDcrmott, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mayo McDermott of 518 Park Street, was reported in "fair" condition at Blythevilie Hospital today where he is suffering from injuries received Tuesday when run over by a truck. The youth received a broken pelvis bone in Internal injuries in the accident which occurred in tin alley in the rear of his home. The child's mother told the Courier News her son was run over by a Phillips 66 Petroleum Company truck which was servicing an oil barrel in the rear of their home. The truck, she said, was driven by Alvin Webster. She quoted Mr. Webster as saying lie saw the McDermott child and some playmates, who were playing in the alley, come toward his truck and that when he started to pull away he heard young McDerm scream. Mrs. McDermott said it is not known whether her son was playing under me truck or was standing too close to it when Mr. Webster started to pull away. Weather Arkansas forecast: Generally fair this afterno FAIR day; not much change in temperature. .Missouri forecast: Fair tonight and Saturday; not much temperature change; low tonight 45-50 east, Ms west; high Saturday 80 east, middle 80s west. Minimum this morning—19. Maximum yesterday-85. Sunset today—5:52. Sunrise tomorrow—5:51. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 am. —none, Total precipitation since January 1-35.82. Mean temperature fmidway between high and low—67. Normal mean temperature ior September—14 2. This Dale ijst Year Minimum this morning--65. Afnxfcmmi yesterday 80. Prenniluion January 1 to ilib dst«—38.17. Swarm into Korea Again SEOUL. Korea '.fl — u. N. warplanes swarmed into clearing North Korean skies today a ground fighting rir>rerl again acros the front. The U. K. Eighth Army said Communist Iroops probed Allied outposts north and northeast tha Punchbowl on the Eastern Front Thursday night and earK today. Six times the Reds, fel back under withering U. N. mortar fire. Allie_d fighter bombers renewec their attacks on the Communist supply system. Land-based U. S Marine planes bomljed Red mill tary targets on the Hacju Penin sula on the Western Front. Pilots said they wrecked 13 troop and supply buildings. Hearing Continued Hearing for t. W. Rawlins on . charge of driving while under the influence of liquor was continue< linti) tomorrow in Municipal Cour this morning. In other action, Istion Leland Work forieitc'rl a $5 hnud cm B . '-''.nrc'e of failing to slop at a traffic signal. Mayor Sees Base Work Starling Soon as 45 Days Blodgett Gives Rotary Club 'Scraps of Unofficial Information' Mayor Dan Blodgett hazarded : few guests concerning Blythevilie': 50on-to-be-reactlvatcd air base yos tcrda.v. Speaking before Blytheville's Rotary Club, Mayor Blodgett emphasizing that all of his statements in connection with the base were based on "scraps of unofficial information, gathered here and :here." said: 1. Work on water and sewer systems at the base is to start within " few days. 2. Actual construction may begin as soon ns •« days. 3. There is a possibility that Blythcville will become hea'dquar- ters for the Air Force's Tactical Air Command, In which case the base will be larger than anticipated 4. The base will-be used by 200- nian troop carrier planes. Mayor P'ltlgen did not elaborate on any of these statements but immediately launched a discussion based on the slogan, "Business ROCS where it's invited and stays wliere it's treated well." "We have invited this business now its' our responsibility to see to it that it stays and gets the proper treatment.' he stated. Seeking Finance Ideas Fore/nost among Blytheville's problems, the Mayor said, is the oft-discus: :d "sewer situation." "A Chainbcr of Commerce committee is being organized to study our sewer financing problems Th» See AIR EASE on Page 5 Printer Admits Making Ballots For Izard County Missouri Publisher .Says He Thought Printing Was Okay MELBOURNE if, _ A printer admitted here today that he had made 300 ballots for the Izard County runoff primary election in August. R, H. Williams, owner of the Thayer. Mo.. News, told Judge John Bledsoe in Circuit Court that a man about 65 and wearing a hearing aid came into his shop on Aug. ]], the day before the primary, and asked him to print the ballots. Williams said the man told him that lie couldn't find the proper paper stock in Mammoth Springs (two miles from Thayer, Mo.) and came to him. The Missouri publisher, who appeared in court voluntarily, then said that he was satisfied the man's order was legitimate and printed the ballots. Bledsoe Hearing Suit Judge Bledsoe, who is hearing the suit filed by sen. Y. M. Mack against Sen. J. Orville Cheney, in a disputed runoff election, ordered the ballot box from Oxford township opened and the ballots checked. None of the ballots in the box were identified as bogus. Judge Bledsoe will order the ballot boxes from the other townships examined. Judge S. M. Bone, the attorney for Senator Cheney, said if any of the "foreign" ballots were found in the other boxes Cheney would he willing to throw them owl. 2,633 Receipts Issued Yesterday County Clerk H. D. Stuart told Judge Bledsoe that all the carbon copies of 1051 polltux receipts In his office had disappeared. He .said that there were 2,673 receipts issued. More than 3,500 votes were recorded in the county. The information was referred to the Grand Jury investigating alleged election frauds In Izard County. The Grand Jury then recessed until Oct. 9 and asked the chairman of the County Democratic Committee and 17 of the 25 commftteemen to resign before that* date. Stuart went to his courthouse office to get the recjeip^'""'"" for voting in the pri] Circuit Judge John MP,,^^ that the carbon copfes'would bo primary evidence in an election contest between Sen. Orvill Cheney and Sen. Y. M. Muck. When Stuart reported the disappearance, the judge notiiinil the jury. "My Hands Are Clear." Democratic Committee Chairman E. E. Reed said last night that "I have no intention of resigning; my hands are clean." The Grand Jury did not elaborate on its request for the resignations, but issued H statement saying that it had "confidence in the honesty and integrity" of Stuart. Meanwhile, Judge Bledsoe began hearing the election contest between Cheney and Mack, brought by Mack on the ground that fraud- lent voting in Izard County cost him the victory in the 18th District state senate r;ice. Cheney lost to Mack In Independence and Jackson counties, but got enough votes in Izard county to win the election. Mack Issues Charge Mack promptly charged that only 2,400 poll taxes were issued In i Izard County, which cast some i 3,500 votes in the primary. I Judge Bledsoe denied yesterday a motion by Cheney to dismiss Mack's suit, and Cheney promptly filed a cross-complaint challenging See VOTE FKAUI> on rage 5 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Adlai 'Polling' Contributors; Ike Again Invades Southland Charlotte, N.C.* Citizens Cheer GOPCandidate ABOARD EISENHOWER SPKCJAL (AP) — Ceu. Dwiglit D. Eisenhower opened n second invasion of the south today to the thunderous welcome of 43,000 cheering North Carolinians at Chnr- loltc. Greeted with n massed "I Like Ike" chant from 18.0011 persons who over flowed Charloltce Memorial Stadium, the smiling Republican presidential nominee asserted that he was going to recognize "no political mortgage" by the Demo- cm Is on Dixie. Before lie spoke. Elsenhower and his wife, Mamie, got a smiling, cheering greeting as they rode through Charlotte's packed streets in the early morning sunlight. The general told the applauding stadium crowd that when he first entered the polilical lists he was advised not to "waste time" in attempting to court the South. "They said to me, don't cross the Mason and Dixon Line, that whole country Is mortgaged to one party and you would be merely wasting your time." he said. Cro%vil Roars The crowd roared as he declared: "I recognize no political mortgage otl the South." Kenneth C. Hoyall, a North Cm olian and former secretary of the army in President Truman's sub- cabinet, boarded this campaign train when it passed through Washington. D. C., last night to lend his influence to Eisenhower's bid for North Carolinas 14 electoral votes. Royall and Gordon Gray, president of the University of North Carolina and also a former army secretary, were praised by the general in his speech. "Cheap Money" iiit ,,£LsSUbflW«.lJt''li?iS(£lrt;iic called ^^laJ^^^jPlp mon- •-'.'" ,..ma8a&WrFplne boa:d he sniu would have ccisl 15 edits a few years ago, Elsenhower cracked it in the middle and announced that ';as all 15 cents woul-J buy now. 'The administration r..' asking",for i new four-year Jense on, your present holdings," ha told t'.:s crowd. "If they continue to chei pen money for the next four years this is what you will get." He held up the small section of the board and the crowd hooted. Striking out at what he called the increasing centralization of power in Washington, Eisenhower declared that he thinks "the leadership you have been getting has failed you." Ike Talks lo Children When he concluded speaking, Eisenhower climbed down from the stand ami trotted to the Bide of the athletic field to speak to n group of spastic children from a nearby school. 3rd Hurricane 'Swings Away' MIAMI, Fta. W)— Upstart Charlie, the season's third hurricane, developed howling 115 mile per hour winds today as it began a gradual swing away from the mainland. Grady Norton, chief storm forecaster at Hie Miami weather bureau, said, "Tile present course of the hurricane indicates it will not hit land." Gov. Stevenson May Disclose Names Soon SPRINGFIELD, 111 (AP) — Gov. Adlai Stevenson said today he is contacting contributors to hia much discussed fund, for supplementing state salaries, with a view to making their names public. The Democratic nominee said he was having trouble with his canvass because there were "so many" donors. He did not indicate when the names might be made known. Before boarding his airplane for another campaign lour. Stevenson told newsmen "eight or nine" key E'.nte employes benefited from the fund, and he had been In touch with all of them. The campaign tour, to last two days, takes Stevenson to Evansville, Intl., Imlinnnpoljs, Paducah, Ky, and Louisville. After the nominee said he was conlacttnj; contributor.;, a reporter asked: "With a view to making Lheir names public?" Stevenson Says, "Yes" Stevenson replied "Ycs."' Hc said he would issue a statement on the fund later on, and possibly make a speech dealing with it. He did not say when. Stevenson's new statement regarding his controversial fund for adding to salaries of Illinois officials followed his promise last night to sjicnk up and give more details. He made the announcement us he toed (he line for n.548 miles of rugged campaigning through 17 states flic Democratic presidential nominee, starting the semifinals of his campaign with a dash Into Indiana, also had an opportunity to open up on the political alliance between Ocn. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Hoosier Sen. William E. Jenner. The word from Wilson Wyatt, Stevenson's campaign manager, was that the Illinois governor definitely 'will have something further to say" about the special fund that has become a target for a heavy, daily bombardment from the Republican enmn. Wyatt wasn't going so far as to say the Democratic candidate for the White House was really wor-' ried nbrml repeated GOP suggestions that Stevenson may havo 'something to hide." Yet the fact that the governor agreed to say something more indicated that Stevenson was squirming a bit under the Republican needling. So far, Stevenson has declined to reveal how big the fund was, who -contributed to it, or who got what, amounts from it. What he has said about it boils cfown to flits: Although there has been no secrecy about the fund, it would be a breach of faith lo name those who benefited from it. The fund | was set up with money left over from Stevenson's 1948 campaign for governor, plus some donations made since. It lias been used for - — ~-— "-** ^i- i'.1 gifts to a few persons. Stevenson i-isenhower today of mlsrmoting him on his attitude toward the llns appointed to state office. As a result, oomnctent men, who could Sre .STEVENSON on I'a.ne 5 NEW EAOI.ii SCOUTS — Tony Little (left), son of Mr. and -Mrs. A. n. Little of Holland, and James Weaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Weaver of SU le, congratulate one another on receiving Scouting's top rank, that of Eagl= Scout. The awards were among those presented at a Court of Honor at Holland last night. (Courier News Photo) HOLLAND. Mo.—Tuo Pemiscot Ci ,i;ity Boy Scouts were awarded Scotiting's top rnrvk at a Court •ot Honor held in the high school gymnasium here Issl nic/lil. Receiving their E,-,<ri e Scout awards were Tony Little, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Little ot Holland, and James Weaver, son of Mr. and Mrs, F. j. Weaver of Stccle. Tony is a member of Troop Scouts Win Top Rank 03 of Holland and James belongs to Troop 07 of Stccle. Stale Son. Pat Patterson of CarulhersvUlc presented the Eagle awards. Ten other Scout badges and awards also were presented. A Life Scout badge was presented Keith Little by Harold Hamby of Caruthersville. head of the Golden Sun camping orgfml- See SCOUT'S on I'agc 5 Acheson Says !ke isquoted Views By JOHN M. HIOHTOWEH WASHINGTON (AP) _ Secretary of State Aclwson accused Goo. Dwic-hl Eisenhower today of misrmoting him on his attitut defense of Korea prior to the outbreak of the Korean War Acheson tnlr! a news conference-^ Inside Today's Courier . . . Karm News and Review. . . PaRts 8-9. . . . Taps keep record Intact with 31-0 win. . . sports. . . Tnce 7. . . . Arkansas Ncirs Hricfs. . . Paje 12. . . . Sunday in Missco Churhrcs . . . TaKC X. . . . Society. . , Page I. . . . Markets. . . 1'agc 5. that, ns Army chief of staff. El- senhower hart been "wholly in accordance 1 with views on Pacific defense which Acheson set forth in January, 1050. and which Eisenhower, now running ior president on the Republican ticket, assailed in ti speech at Cincinnati last Monday. Eisenhower's Cincinnati talk was an attack on what he called Achcson's mistakes and on "in- compclnnl" lenders and foreif-n policy. Much of this criticism was based on a sjn-ech which Ache-son made to the National Press Club here in J muary. 19,30. v.hen the secretary nutlinnd a defense perimeter in the western Pacific which included such pla'ccs as Japan and 11 e Philippines but dirt not hjc/udc South Korea. Arhcson Heads Stalcment To his news conference today, Acheson read from a statement, niithfiri7lim diifct quotation, und Sec, AfllMSON nn rajr. 5 Marshal Sent for Extortion Suspect Here Hurt in Wreck A second deputy U.S. marshal was rn route to Blytlmvillc today [to take a Negro accusc-d of iit- | tempted extortion to Jnncsbnro for a hearing in federal court after [the first deputy marshal dis- j patched here was hurt In ;ui iu ito YOU'I.I. GET ONE — Just before (jennrnl election clay Nov. •!. vou'il find one of these Liberty Ficll cutouts on your doorknob. It sill have been placed by a Boy Scout. Scouts throughout the North Mississippi County district will distribute the.^e reminders to vote iti connection with the get-out-the-vote drive being he'.,; l, y ihe Junior Chamber of Commerce and Kswanis Club, The cutouts are provide.! ft.r 8o,,u<< by Fnt- dr,n. S IMur.d.tior.s, In,-. s,.,,,, f |WO ",,. ly >„.„- poll i !(X " r,' nave oeen (Ji-.tributed here by Srouti during the past u j Deputy Marshal Bert Frnyscr of i Little Ico r :k and Terry TerrpI rir-\v- ;port police officer, received ruts I aucf bruises when their car collided with a truck ami overturned I on Highway H nine miles east of Newport. Mr. Frayscr wa.s en route here | to pick up Johnny Foster. 22. Ely| tlu'Vilic Negro held for nttempfcd extortion of SI,000 from 13. Frank Phone Rate Case Intervention Asks Probe Of Value of Company's Arkansas Property LITTLE ROCK If, —Protesting cities of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company's proposed rate increase asked yesterday that the value of the company's Arkansas property be investigated. The request came from sixteen Arkansas muniriahties opposing a $23 million rate inrrea:-e for ililrastate operations of ilrll. The prr.;;r.,s* ; u imr.stis.itjo.-i )»• the ritir.i ua s included in an Intervention Jiled against Bell's npl plication to the Arkansas Public Service Commission for the permanent, late boost. The hichcr r!lar?,cs ore aln-ady In f-!f«t unil^r a scw.ofio i.t.nd p<i~trt1 by •'!.<• company 7t s-'isr- alitff- U'fi;mi' M • ill, , i K r, -f II," liiciw'f I", .-'j.'f.icd or tcu'uccd by Uit communion. The citlrs .wid !liat thr Arkansas Supreme Co'.ut had Indicated an mvestitinion of Southwestern Belts properly figures was in order last v.'inter in an opinion following .) previous rate c.i-se. At 'hat time the- Supreme Court allowed the company a part of the toMl innr-.Tr [(, soiiRht. To liiintirp Ihc niopnsfd Lnvc-s- lipnti'in tl:c rilie, fmrerstrrt: 1. T;<e !'.-(; |t,iv for it. 2. So'.ltlnrM'rn Bell pay the commission jjitiictent amount for the study. 3. !>iv(;™e further action and »5k tlio iriM Lfr-i-l.itiirc to appro- pri.itr tsm,K V A'li.v lit- rltipv su;fici?uf '"'^ '<- ! .•.: ' !' '.cis fi'om S';i>No date tor a hearing was set on (lie application and the cities askcrt that the PSC allow adequate time for a thorough investigation. The municipalities cited 23 separate points in opposition to the Inetrii.e or which they said should Hi* thoroughly invf.stjcatrtj re- ctardlcKs of any action on the proposal. The Intervention also s;'UI that sufficient time has not elapsed since the previous increase to sec If Southwestern Bell Is entitled to another. The municipalities contended in their petition that the company'* i'V<)i,-mi'f Frc>i|>tii£s. on the b.isis 01 ruimhor of r,,-r.-i,m n-rv,-,-i, wciv 't •< i imin.i'.on . t 7 Till or t 'u r • • Fi'':i|il!ii;s. the l.trcer the exchange, the 'Higher the rale. Williams, wealthy Osceola planter and banker. An Associated Press storv from Newport said that after the accident. U.S. Marshal Noble V. Miller ol Little Rock assigned another •deputy, J. O. Bluchcr, to take Fos- j ter to Joncstjoro. Charges of altnmptrd extortion \vere !odt;c'd against Foster in a forimil complaint filed by the Federal IJureati of Invcstictntion in federal court in Joncsboro j-ester- day. Foster was scheduled to be arraigned before U.S. Commissioner Miss Clsira Browcler in Joncsboro •today. At noon, however. Deputy Blurher had not arrived at the JCournv ,7:iiJ in Hhilic-viIIc where j Foster is being iielri. Faster wns arrested Ijv Sheriff William Berrymati and FBI aqents les^ than 24 hours after Mr. Williams received a ppnoilrd note de- mandincr SI.000. The note threat- cued death of his wife and a son if the money was not paid. The note was sent from BJythe- ville. and Foster was arrested here. . »••>« Che works ot seme ghost writ. t'.'S v,<X;!d be !ei> bOfirx; if [hey used invisible ink I*KU

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