The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 30, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS "ClU: 13OMINAHT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOC. XLYHI—NO. 161 Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Dally New. UutUippi Valley Blvtheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1052 TWENTY PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS .^^ fc-K.' New Version of Bible Goes into Use Tonight Everything was in readiness this afternoon for an unusual city-wide church service tonight at which the first major revision of the Holy Bible In 341 years will be introduced to Blythevllle residents. BIBLE DISPLAY -r- Calling attention to the introduction in Blytheville of the new Revised Standard Version of the Bible is the display above, which was set up yesterday in the main show win- dow of the J. C. Penney store here. It is built around different translations ol the Bible leading to the one to be put into nation-wide use tonight. (Courier News Photo} Four Contracts Negotiated For Air Base Design Work Four contracts for approximately $108,500 in design work on reactivation of the Blytheville air base have been negotiated by the Little Rock District of the Corps of Engineers, it was learned today. Work has begun on some of the architectural designing covered by the contracts but it still is expected to be after the first of next year before any construction contracts are awarded. Army Shows New Atomic Gun with 12-Inch Bore across';': within' 20'YmtfUtes? It is the world's first atomic artillery piece. , . . j The gun, which the. Army calls j an ''all-purpose weapon," was put through Its paces at a special preview for photographers at the Aberdeen, Md., proving grounds recently. No atomic rounds were used. The gun has a caliber of 280 millimeters—approximately 12 inches. There was talk at the demonstration of a 20-mile range for the gun, Essentially, the atomic gun is a vastly improved version of the familiar railway gun—but with the major advantage of not being pinned down to railroad lines. Here are some of the things the Army claims fro the gun: By ELTON C. KAV Associated Press Military AFfairs Reporter U'my has unveiled a _^ .-.thai it can roll nimbly l!&iti|^38^^A:.^6pei'-exijlosive barrages 1- Since it is not governed by the conditions which control the dropping of tactical bombs by aircraft, the gun can fire atomic shells in any kind of weather and in daylight or the blackness of night. 2. Its aim compares favorably with conventional artillery at shorter distances and is "four times" more accurate at long ranges than any mobile artillery up to the start j of World War II. j 3. In addition to being able to travel over highways and cross- country, it can be transported in a landing ship lor use in amphibious operations. 4. The overall length of the whole assembly—the two carriages and the mount—is 84 feet, 2 inches. But it can turn at right angles into any intersecting street or highway. 5. The barrel can be elevated to 55 degrees for maximum range and can make a lull, 360 degree turn for aiming in any direction. Even i* the hydraulic power fails, the gun Is so well balanced that one man, operating a hand wheel can raise or lower the barrel. Students at BHS Start Magazine Sales Campaign Blytheville High School students started their nnnual magazine sales campaign today. Last year. Principal W. D. Tom- mcy pointed out, the group earned enough money to bring three professional assembly programs to the school and bought an electric water cooler. "We are not asking people to buy something they would not otherwise purchase," Mr. Tommey stated. "But we know people of Blytheville are going to spend money for magazines. We think they would like (o see some of that money stay in the city and therefore we're asking them to renew through our students. "The council profits from 30 to 50 per cent on every sale," he said. Persons not contacted by students may call the high school and give their renewal, Mr. Tommey stated. + The District Corps of Engineers office in Little Rock, is disclosing details of the negotiations, warned that figures released in connection with the contracts are approximate and subject to change as work added to or subtracted from the various jobs. More design contracts are scheduled to be negotiated, the Corps Engineers said, after additiona "firm criteria becomes available." Design contracts are negotiate* on the basis of qualification and experience, although the actual con struc'xm contrf"^ w^ll be on the basis of competitive bidding Separate contracts are being nego liated for the various phases of de signing. >',The contracts negotiated to dat cover designing and preparation c plans and specifications lor roadi railroads, water and sewer fncilitie sewage disposal plant, runway ex tension and strengthening, upro and liixiway strengthening, gas an oil storage, and building construe tion. New Firm Here One of the contracts was receu ed by a recently-established eng neering firm here. Th firm is Delta Engineering Co Inc., organized here recently by v D. Cobb and Adolph F. Heinicke Blytheville and John W. Meyer c Wilson. Mr. Cobb and Mr. Meyer ar engineers and Mr. Heinicke is a architect, Amount of the contra is approximately $12,500. Delta Engineering Co. yesterda filed articles of incorporation « Secretary of State C. G. Hall Little Rock, listing Mr. Cobb, Heinicke and Mr. Meyer as inco porators. Mr. Cobb said this morning t contract calls for designing ai The inter-denominational service will begin at 1:30 In the new sanctuary of the First Baptist Church. Tile Rev. William J. Fitzhugh, priest lu charge of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and chairman of the Bible observance cotn- mlttee, will preside. This will mark the first use in a church service of the new Revised Standard Version of the Bible, compiled after 15 years of work by 31 scholars of Protestant faith. ' Also to be used for the first time in a church service tonight will be a special hymn written for the occasion. Entitled "The Divine Gilt," it was written by Miss Sarah B. Taylor of Central Falls, R. I., ant! selected by the Hymn Society of A'merica. It is written to be sung to the tune of the widely-known hymn, "Ancient of Days." Copies of the new version of the Bible will go on sale here for the first time tonight. A display booth 11 be set up in the foyer of the urch sanctuary by the Baptis' ook Store of Little Rock. An greement of denominations roughout th state provided thai is firm will handle first sales o! Bible on this night. Five to Be Honored Five copies of the new Bible wil e presented td Blylheville resident ho have been selected because o outstanding religious service" tc city. These five have been se cted by a special committee. Similar services will he conduct 1 tonight in 3,000 commimitie hroughout the United States lythevllle is one of 21 cities in rkansas; where such a service erne conducted. y The others Include Arkadelpliia shdown, camden, Dermott, El )orado. Fort Smith, Hope. Hot prlngs, Little Rock, McQhee, Mor- Iton, Newport, Osceola, Paragould. ine Bluff, Prescott, Rogers, Rus- illvllle, Stuttgart'and Warren. Included in tonight's service will the reading of passages from 10 iffcrent translations of the Bible, winding Hebrew, Greek, Latin and German. The Exhibits Committee, headed iy Mrs. W. D. Coijb, has set up a lisplay based on the new Bible in he main show window of (lie J. C 'enney store here. Tonight's service is a highlight jf. Christian Education Week, whici began Sunday and continues hrough next Sunday. Weather Arkansas forecast: Generally fair today, tonight and Wednesday; not .0-0 GENERALLY FAIR much change In temperatures. Minimum this morning—58. Maximum yesterday—92. Sunset today—5:46. Sunrise tomorrow—5:54, Precipitation 21 hours to 7 a.m —none. Total precipitation since January 1—35,82, Mean temperature f midway be tween high and low—75. Normal mean temperature fo September—74.2. Thrs Date Last Year Minimum this morning—45. Mnx'mnm yesterday—68. Precipilation January 1 to Streets Blocked For NCPC Parade Blytheville motorists were asked oday not to park on Main street between Second and Broadway aft- :r noon Thursday. Mayor Dan BlodgeU pointed out that the street will be blocked off as of noon Thursday for the Na- Joual Cotton Picking Contest parade. "We would like to asfc that the motoring public cooperate with us not parking on Main after noon Thursday," Mayor BLodgett stated. Ike Turns to Red Infiltration; Adlai Defends Adminstration '38th Parallel Was Testing Point, He Says Inside Today's Courier News . . . Jackson to field another solid lea in . . . sports . . , 1'age 12. ... A significant event you shouldn't miss . . , editorial . . . Page 8. . . , The Word in new words /. . Gutenberg to 1952 . . . Page 13, . . , Markets . . . Page 5. . . . Society . . . Page 4. Sen. Smith's Testimony a Major Break' SPRINGFIELD, 111., (AP) — Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson, defending the administration's action in Korea, declared last night that when the Communists crossed the 38th Parallel "that was the testing point for freedom throughout the world." The Democratic president 1 a 1 nominee asserted In a nntlon-wldc ;elcvision and radio broadcast tha' when the Reds were stopped In Koren the action "was receivec with enthusiastic shouts of nppro.v nl by the overwhelming majority of the American people, and even Chinese Seize AnpiherKorea Heigh! in West Heavy Pressure Maintained Third Consecutive Day NEW SOYBEAN VARIETY HAS PROMISE — Dortchsoy 67, new early maturing soybean, is considered to hold great promise as an early bean for the Mississippi Couny area. Pictured above, the new variety is shown on the M. J. Koehler Farm where it borders a field of Dortch- soy 31. a later variety. Sixty-seven keeps grass and weeds shaded out as do, later varieties find promises to better yields of other early beans. Mr. Sgcehlei: pla;is to fepmbiue these beans tomorrow. (Courier News Photo) Europe Driver Is Fined $100 For Drunk Driving Tommlc Craig was fined $100 and casts and sentenced to a day in Jatl in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. Glen Brown was assessed fines totaling $150 and costs on three charges of ovei'drafling. making detailed plans and.specif cations for roads, railroads, wat and sewer systems and a sewa disposal plant. The Corps of Engineers, Mr. Co said, will let construction contracts j on the basis of these plans. l This designing work will begin immediately, he said, and will require about tour months io com-, plete. Designing of the water and sewer systems will involve rehabilitation of existing facilities and extensions of them, he said. A contract, for approximately $6,000 for designing of gas and oil storage facilities was negotiated by a firm composed of a Blytheville architect and three Ft, Smith men. They are U. S. Branson, Blythe- vHle architect: Ralph Molt and Joe James Rutlcdge, engineer of Ft. Haralson, Ft. Smith architects; and James Rutledge, engineer of Ft. Smith. The firm was formed to do this architectural designing work at the base, Mr. Branson said today. Runway Work Set Design, plans and specifications for extension and strengthening of one runway and taxtway and apron are covered in a contract received by Horner and Shifrin. St. Louis See AIR BASE on Tajre 5 By ROBERT B. TUCKMANT SEOUL. Korea tPl—Chinese Reds seized another hill oh Korea's Central Front today as the Communists maintained heavy pressure on the iector for the third straight day. The hill, due east of Kumsong, was the third captured by the Reds since they launched a series of heavy attacks on the Front Sunday. F-86 Snbre jets swept into North Korea today and the U, 5. Fift Force reported they closed out a record-shattering month by damaging one Russian-made MIG-15. The Air Force, after a study of gun camera film, also added htree damage claims for Sunday. That raised the September total;; to 61 MIGs destroyed, seven probably destroyed anci 59 damaged. The previous one month record of 44 destroyed was set in April. Yesterday the Communists pow- red their assaults v/Uh the'heav Red artillery barrage of the • ar —47.3)2 rounds. Western Fight Is Savage Savnge fighting also flared on he Western Front. U. N. infantrymen slugged their way to the lop if Big Norl but lost the high ground o counter-attacking Chinese pre-dawn darkness. Greek troops were driven from the peak Sunday vhen U. N. planes accidentally oomncd them during a Chinese at- By Eir.>.V.8X«B. VACCARO ABOAFtt; TRUMAN Tp MN ^AP> — President Truman accused Gen Dwight D'/lJAienhower today of having endangered the countrv a, Jam- manding geiiaral in Europe by grave "blunders" which left America unaware of Russia's threat to world peace. FormerOsceola Resident Dies R. Snow Wilson Rites To Be Held Tomorrow R. Snow Wilson. 49, former Os- :; j ceola resident, died in Little Rock Russian Troops Manning Rear Areas in Korea, Officer Soys SEOUL. Korea liPf—A highly placed U. S. Eighth Army officer said today there*, are from 5,009 to 6,000 Russian soldiers in rear areas of North Korea serving In a "support capacity." This officer said in an interview that the Russians were technicians antl advisors and probably manned modern radar - controlled lhal qualified him to speak aulhor ilatavely. He conceded that some of Ihos reported to be Russians could be East Europeans from Soviet satel lite counlrics. Tlie officer described the ami aircraft batteries at Red airfield south of the big Antung bases In Manchuria as modern stuff. He ad at 6 a.m. today after a short illness. Mr. Wilson had suffered a heart attack while vacationing in Canada this summer, He had not been well since. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Wilson held the rank of colonel. He served In the south Pacific. He came to Oscepla with his father when the latter, as a member of Gregory and Wilson Construction Co., supervised construction of Highway 61 through Mississippi County. He lived in OsceotA about ten years. At the time of his death he was owner of Big Rock Stone ana Gravel Co.. in Little Rock. He Is survived by his wife and two children, R. Snow Wilson. Jr., now a student at the University of Texas; and Mrs. William Bard Edhngton, of Osceota. Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Little Rock's First) Presbyterian Church. Burial will be | in Little Rock. He- said Eisenhower's advice that 10 saw no reason why Russia and the United States would not remain "the closest possible friends" carried "great weight" and "did a rent deal of hnrm." If Eisenhower had given "Better ndvicc In 1945," Truman continued, "we wouldn't have had so much trouble, in waking rip the country to the danger of Communist Imperialism in 1946 arid 1947 and 1048." The President took a bit of the edge off the charge by stating that it was our prime hope alter the war to live In pence with the Soviet Union. But he added that Eis- by the Republican leadership." But now, he added, the Repub licans "attempt to make you be lievc thnt it was almost an of treason." 'But what do you think they would be saying now if, we had no stopped the enemy In Korea, Japfin was threatened and if Eas Asia was falling bit by bit to th enemy?" he added. "Would the' not now be saying that Jinrry Tru man and "Joseph Stalin were boy hood friends in Outer Mongolia?' "Must Score Ourselves" He said: that "the Republican leadership is now telling us that 'the danger to (Ms nation Is from within, not from without. Tho danger lies not in Moscow, but in Washington. Your enemy Is not Joseph Stalin, but Harry Truman, or even possibly Adlai, Stevenson.' " This country, he declared, "must play (he principal part In saving ourselves, our friends and our civilization" from "this monster tyranny" of communism. "How long, can we keep on fight ing in Korea, paying high taxes, helping others to help ourselves" he asked. 'There U. only, one answer; We ' we have I. mall indicated the iu;led mpgt by'these four.,' questions: .,, , • 9 /'Korea, • how serious ' is the Comiuunlsl danger in this country, Is our prosperity I n ^danger, a He said his moll indicated the people arc troubled most by these four, questions: '•Korea, how serious js the Communist danger in this* 1 "country. \ our prosperity !n danger, and ho\ can we get the highest Integrity JACK.BELL NEW YORK (AP) —Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower will nake a campaign issue out of Gen. Waller Bedell Smith's assumption that the Communists have penetrated every U. 3. security agency. The Republican presidential nominee will try to throw the Democrats on the defensive over the lommunlst question In his whistle- stop Midwestern tour which gets- under way tomorrow. Elsenhower flies from here to Columbia, S. C., today and will join his train nt Cleveland tonight. Smith, an old comrade of the general's, said in Washington yes- ami dignity In government?" King Cotton Days Observance Begins In City Tomorrow Today's issue of the Courier News carries special values otter- ed by Blytheville merchants during their annual King Cotton Days observation — Wednesday through Friday. The event will be climaxed bj awarding of 5300 in prizes on lh« •..-,..,,.. ... inu •.-.•.! . a wui uiLJg ui $ juu HI jJl l/Ma Ull IIII cnhower should admit his mistakes. | Courthouse lawn 30 minutes aftci Eisenhower headquarters In New York said there would be no comment on the President's remarks. Truman chose a whistle stop speech at iravre. Mont., to launch the latest of increasingly bitter attacks on the Republican presidential nominee In reply to Eisenhower's own charges of blunders See TRUMAN on rage 5 National Cotton Picking Contes winners are selected Friday aft ernoon. A. O. Hudson, who is Chambc of Commerce chairman tor th event, said the drawings are expected to take place about 4:30 or 5 o'clock. terday that he assumes Communists hnvc Infiltrated even the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which he heads. Testifying on a deposllion in the Iwo-mUllon-dollar libel suit of S«r>. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-'.Vis) against Sen. William Bcnton (D- Conn), Smith said he believed tha Communists were "so adroit and adept they have infiltrated every security agency of the government." He said he had not found any In e CIA, and would have rooted em out It he had, but believes ere are some operating, possibly run on his own staff. Arthur Summerfield, Republican Uionul chairman, said Smith's atcment demonstrated that th» national safety has been endan- ered" by what he called "loose- ess" In Washington security mea*. res. : Major Break Elsenhower planned to develop ;ls Republican reaction in bta olumbia speech laic today. The Democratic presidential nom- nee. Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of llnois, has needled Eisenhower libtly to make public a statement f his financial sffnirs—an accoimt- ng (hat-James A,. Hagerty, th» eneral's press.representative,-said ould be'given rialer "oh", inithe ampalgh. - ""' The Eisenhower camp, pushed nto,;the defensive over the tfeek nd by Stevenson's action in bar- ng his income tax returns for th« ast 10 years,, greeted the Smith estlmony as a major campaign ireak. ..... Eisenhower's advisers feel that he Democrats are particularly -ulnerable on the Communist issue. In an effort to appeal to the vomen's vote on this subject, the Republican National Committee arranged to have former Rep. Clara Boothe Luce of Connecticut speak on it on a national radio-television broadcast tonight. These developments gave Eisen- lower a topical sendotf for an 8.000-nllle campaign tour opening tottay at Columbia. Cov. James F. Byrnes of South Carolina will introduce the general. Byrnes, a lifelong Democrat and holder of high offices at the hands of the ps.rty, has announced he will vote for Eisenhower. Development of the Communist issue could push into the background in Eisenhower's Columbia speech the touchy civil rights Issue on which Byrnes left the national party by saying he would not support Stevenson. Gen. Von Fleet Due for Relief Korea Security Chief Fears Reds in 'All Agencies WASHINGTON <AP) — The head of America's super-secret intelligence .service says he believes Communists have Infiltrated every U. S. sf-curity organization, including his own Central Intelligence Agency. At the same time Gen. Walter Bedell Smith Implied yesterday this might be working both ways when he added: 'We have to assume that our j enemies arc as clever as we arc and that they will succeed from lime to time. Smith said that to his knowledge o Communists ever have been actually found In CIA, that he does not know the identity of any there —and he said he would get rid of them if he did—but he added: "Tn our meetings we keep telling each olhor somewhere along the linri we must be penetrated, so we try to krep our mouths nhul and wsitrh our step. anli-nir-crslt guns manufactured in ded thai because available cvi tl'c Soviet Union. dcncc has shown them to be man thi-sj The officer cannot be Identified jned by Caucasians it was assumed I bill he holds « responsible post Russians wer* »t the gun*. COMFKTK IN BEAUTY REVUE — Alice Jc-ail Porrltt (IctU. Cape Giradeau, and Ann Kenwarrl, Jonesboro, arc entrants In the contc.-l to name a queen of the National Cotton Pickln0 Coritet nt il.o Hlili School auditorium Thursday night. Ml?» Pntrict is licnrt drum majorette of Control High School. Mia, Kcnnaid was Mi;s ,!r,n?.0v-ro. Miss Lake Chicol, Cjuc-en oJ White Rivw and Mi» Radio Appreciation Day. "I nnd believe they are adept they have so adroit infiltrated every security agency of Ihe government." " Gen. Snv'h's comments came while he was testifying at a deposition hearing" In Hon. Joseph R. NTcCnrthy'* two million dollar libel ftlandei' sml aynlnst Ken. William Bcnton. 1 (iOP .lump* at l**ue There w»s iwiH reaction (cm .he Republican National Committee. It announced a nation-wide radio-tclcviston broadcast tonight centering armmd the Communists In government issue. GOP National Chairman Arthur C. Summerfield said Mrs. Clare Boothe Luce, former Republican congresswoman from Connecticut, will speak over a network of 65 TV and 189 radio stations. After the- deposition hearing ended. Gen. Smith first asked Hint all his remarks be kept off the record. When told they already had been made public, he issued a statement which said in part: "Any intelligence agency tha did not act on the assumption tha 1 it had been penetrated somewhere along the line from charwomen to Us executive level would be criminally negligent and '.ve would be criminally negligent if \ve <lld not act on that ar-s'.imption. "This is. of cour.'-c, no reflection See SECURITY on F»s« * NEW YORK WV- The New York Times said today that relief of en. James A. Van Fleet, after 17 nonths of grueliing command of he Eighth Army in Korea, has been decided rn at the Pentagon. There will be no formal announcement. however, until his iiiccessor has been selected, according to a Washington dispatch to the Times from Austin Stevens. (When nskcd about the report, an informed official at the Pentagon said he knew of no discussion of Van Fleet's removal or of anything to indicate such a move was under way.) The Times story said the most prominently mentioned name in considering Van Fleet's successor is Lhal of U. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor. Also reported to "be under consideration Is Lt. Gen. Anthony C, McAuliffc. Both men are assigned to Army headquarters in Washington. L/TTL£ LIZ— It's toughv\ftef> ihc cliifdn^i get morriexl and move owoy, but it -on be a lot tougher when they flon't. 4)MA

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