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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS — THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER r>p «r,»^.trioT intr .x,r-. „ ^""^ VOL. XI. - 300 O ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ELEVEN KILL Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Daily New, Biytheville Herald gLVTHRVJLLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, J[j| jV 2] , TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Stevenson Is Given Roaring Ovation as Convention Opens 'Draf t' Sentiment Still Strong; Civil Rights Fight Is Delayed CONVENTION HALL, Chicago (AP) — "The Democrats opened their 81st national convention today and gave a roaring ovation to Gov. Atllai Stevenson, the man wlio says he doesn't want the party's presidential nomination Cheers roared up from the delegates packed into this big arena when the Illinois chief executive took the podium for what ordinarily would lie a routine welcoming speech N CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE Democrats . . . Sidelights in Pictures. was plain that 'Draft Steven- replied that theii son" sentiment ran strong amon e many of the men and women who by next Friday wil pick a iivni ' to contest with GOP nominee Divight D. Eisenhower for the nation's top office. The applause ran for six minutes and was calmed finally ay a request from chairman Prank E. McKinney of the National Committee for the delegates to restrain their enthusiasm and let the convention get on with its business. Most of the Southern delegates — backing Sen. Russell of Georgia for the nomination — remained in their seats during the standing ova lion for Stevenson. Stevenson got another big hand at the end of his speech. T ii e Illinois delegates waved their banners and some of them shoute "We Want Stevenson." But as the convention got off to a start, the" whole prospect as Io candidates and platform was high- •ly uncertain. The sectional war over civil rights had threatened to brenk out at this opening session in a scrap over sealing rival delegations from Mississippi and Texas. But convention leaders put the issue over tor . ; at least 24 hours by su:u. • • Might Not Reach support would a program Floor Then shortly after the session got underway some convention officials said there seemed to be H good chance the fight might be settled in committee and thus kept off the convention floor These officials told Southern leaders were "considcr- a reporter ably more conciliatory today than they were yestcrdaj-." Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Jr., told a reporter he has agreed Io meet with McKinnev shortly after today's session to discuss a proposed rules change. Roosevelt said he will represent, the forces of Averell Harrfman and Sen. Estcs Kefanver. McKinney said he hoped the matter could be settled within committee. While some of the Southern delegations stood tip. few applauded when Stevenson made hfs appearance. One Southern leader, asked by a reporter if the Dixie contingents could accept the Illinois governor mation, Douglas made no mention m his prepared talk of the wide- open race for that prize. COP Platform Quoted Douglas quoted this from the party platform adopted two weeks ago by the Republican convention: "In South Korea, they (the present administration) withdrew our occupation troops in the face of the aggressive, poised for action. Communist military strength on its Northern border. They publicly announced that Korea was of no concern to us. . . . With foresight, the Korean War would never have happened." Then, Douglas said, (he Joint Chiefs of Staff reported in September, 1947, that the United States had little strategic interest in keeping troops in Korea. He added: Wio Was Chief of Staff "Now. who do you suppose was chief of slatf of the Army when ! this military advice was given? "It was Dwight D. Eisenhower, standard bearer of those who now charge us with withdrawing our troops and bringing on the Korean War." Douglas said the joint chiefs' recommendation in 1947 was "in the light of the severe shortage of military manpower" which followed demobilization demands by the public and "politicians of both parties." Continuing to tick off names he said Republicans like Gen. Douglas MacArtblir. John Koster Dulles --- ^. ... i u !/,,,LH anc l retired Gen. Albert Wedemey- cloudy this afternoon, tonight and I cr h c'° key roles in U. s. actions tomorrow. Not much change in ["affecting Korea prior to the outbreak of hostilities there. Inside Today's Courier News Cherry seeks to become first eovcrnor rrom Northeast Arkansas In 20 years . . I'age I.'. S. Jumpers. weiKbl dominate Olymnic qualifying depend on how Stevenson came to the nomination — if he does. This was an obviius nlusion to the fact that the Southern dele- See DEMOCRATS on Page 3 GOP Must Share Korean Blame, Douglas Says Gen. Eisenhower, Dudes Draw Fire From Illinois Solon CHICAGO I*—Sen. Paul Dou'las blasting GOP criticism of Korea policy, said today the Republicans must share in any blame—and he named names from presidential nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower on down. In a speech prepared rorf.4he opening session of (he Democratic National Convention, the Illinois senator stuck to one topic: the Korean War. He strongly defended the administration's decision to fight in Korea, although he often has been critical of President Truman. And, although he backs Tennessee Sen. Bstes Kefauver's bid lor the Democralic presidential nom- Shock Is Greatest To Hit Since 1906; Resigns as Riols Many Feared Hurt . . . iiolilicinns want his sup. port . . . I'hllip Murray Puffs cm clsarellc in talks with lalior leaders who want to chouse n candidate ... will the Donkc pai^n headquarter rlionse a woman? . . . India Edwards opens cam- for the vice presidency ... Arkansas climinali;i .. . Tssr S. Arkansas N'ei I'aje B. . . . Sorlrty . . . . Markets . , . sports s Uricfs n»e t. I'a 5e 3. Weather forecast: Clear to partly 'Record Needs No Apology/ Stevenson Says Delegates Are Told To Concern Selves 'With Objectives' CHICAGO if, - Adlal Stevenson with talk- of drafting him as a 5- presidential nominee Buz? about f the Democratic corfveiulO. toft ' a delegates loda\ the partvt »3 apolcgizn for Jts 20t>i cerr 'bashful" candidate flashr a mile . . . Arllai ?l-vnison announces resistance to nomination . . . aged K^Titnf-klan J th»HJMful]y scratches his chin before answering a reporter's ijiicslinn . . . Uic phrasing must be correct . . Allies Recapture Topoi'OklBaldy Front-Line Reports Sax 'No-Mon's-Land' Still in Existence SEOUL, Korea Iff*) — United NH- tions infantrymen today drove Chinese Communists off the crest ot Old Baldy on (he Korean Western Front In the wake of a tremendous barrage of artillery, tanks and warplanes. Gen. Mark Clark's headquarters in Tokyo said the bitterly contested height west of Chorwon was captured. But front-line dispatches indicated the crest of the hill was governoirlJiHdMp coming speeoh t v • "What counts now." he said "is not just what we nre against' but .^what we are for. ... A man doesn't save a century or a civilization but a militant party wedded to a principle can." "World Needs Faith" "I hope our preoccupation here." he said "is not just with personalities but with objectives. . . . What America needs and Ihe world wants is not bombast, abuse and double lalk. but a sober message of firm faith and confidence." Stevenson counseled that Democrats must not deny their errors or make excuses "where we have wronged the public trust." Then no-man's land , dug in below the crest. A U. S. Eighth Army staff officer said the hill definitely was not sec ' he added: "But we will never appease, nor will we apologize lor ' our leadership in the great events ol this critical century from Woodrow Wilson to Harry Truman! "We glory in these imperishable pages of our country's chronicle." Stevenson went to the rostrum at* the opening convention session ..... .. amid growing dratt-Stcvenson sen- U. N. troops! liment. Former Sen. Scott Lucas • . . Sen. Kerr . . . pcrspiralion rtnps from chin of Okhboman in claiming victory by fitlh or sixth ballot. , ANGELES (AP)— At least 11 persons died today as California s strongest earthquake in nearly a half- ceiUury hit with sudden violence in sparsely-scllled mountains noi-th of here. Rescue crews Irying to reach the stricken town of Iciiiichiiin lotight against blocked roads ami downed power '/ Saw Town Fall/ Reports Californian BAKEHSFIELD. Calif. [If, _ \ witness to the earthquake at Te- Mjichapi early today said "there was a terrifying rumble" and In a matter of seconds the whole town 'was turned into it shambles." Ed Rittcr, of Riverside, said this was how he saw it: "I had just driven into a service station In Tehachapl for gas when there was a terrifying r(]m . ble. "The earth rocked and the entire faces of buildings on the main street crumbled nnd fell Into Hie roadway. "The lights went out. Then men women nnd children poured from the wrecked building. Some of the women nnd (he children were screaming and moaning ns they crouched in the streets. "A big water tower at the head of the street collapsed and the water swirled through the debris of the main street." By The Associated Press Other disastrous California earthquakes and (heir toll include: San Francisco Area, 1906 700 deaths and estimated four million dollar property damage from earthquake nnd fire. Santa Barbara Area. 1925 -_ u deaths and ten million damage. Long Eeach-Compton area. J933 — more than 100 deaths nnd forty million daniBKC. El Cenlro and Imperial Valley, 1910 — Nine deaths and six million damage. Labor Leaders Feel Barkley 'Is Too Old' Reports filtering out of the little mountain community pleaded for doctors nnd nurses. Sheriffs Capt. p. D, Jones In Bakersfield. nearest major city to the quake's center, said: "It looks like there must be ninny injuries." Two tunnels, used jointly by the Southern Pacific mid Simla Fc rail- by cavclns, roads were blocked Jones reported. Roads Are Hlncki-d He added that the situation on the main highway between Bakersfield nnd the desert town of Mojave, which goes through Tehachapi. was so bad that ambulances anil sheriff's cars were trying nil old road through Hie (ill's. "We don't know whether we can Kct, through there either" he added. One report to the sheriffs office said "the whole town of Teha- chapl is down." The quake was felt generally IbroiiKh much of California, trom San Francisco south to the Mexican border and Inland into Nevada. Oilier One Took More. Lives Its strength in this century -is lopped only by the Sun Frnnci.sro quake in IDOB. But in terms of damage nnd loss of lire. Ihe Long Beach quake ot 1033 was far worse. It killed more than 100 and caused •10 million In damage. And the 1025 Santa IJarabara quake killed 11 and caused 10 million loss. Seismologists said only the fact that today's shock centered in the lightly-populated mountains kept the toll from betmr much heavier. Concern -was fell firs I for the I,os Angeles aqueduct, which Passes not far from the damaged area bringing water from the Sierra Nevada (o this city of 1 million. But patrols said there appeared to be no breaks In the big line. In Los Angeles there were no reports of loss of life, but many windows were broken, transformers blew up causing power failures, nine street mains were broken and 13 primary electrical circuits were knocked out. Hlilpje rtiiule Closed The ridce route. (U. S. D!l) main Inland highway between here ancl „.,.,. . r Sa " Francisco, wns closed bv n CHICAGO fc,V-UlJlon Inter Irad- lowei-ine earth slide, which "the AH R „, , ,,"? Prcsi<lci>t h lIlU: "'Khwy patrol reported was Alben Barkley too old for the Dem- 25 reel high at one point ocratic presidential nomination said "— " " today their attitude was unchanged arter a long breakfast session with (be 74-year-old Kcntuckian. group of 10 union leaders met the vice president In Barkley's Biackslone Hotel headquarters. They were the same group who yesterday said Barkley was too old for union labor to support him. . of Illinois said, "We're definitely See STEVENSON on Page 3 George McArthur nt the front said' the Chinese hod not give up their' bid for the vital hill they wrested from the Allies la^t Thursday He said Chinese foot soldiers ivc- : e observed sneaking bad: toward the hill in the afternoon deipitc intense Allied lire. Wore than 50 U.N. planes raked the hill with ri:imit!s: gasoline rock- ..... ...»i ui:iiim{;iv was not :ured. " I Chinese Sneak B:tck I I ' * ! ! E _™ i !! ct ! ., Prcss . correspondent '/Vl/SSCO Of Meningitis Return Home Murray Charges Steel Firms Repudiated 'Strike Settlement 1 ets and machine-sun fire u tanks and artillery blanketed' hill with schreeching shecls. MKMPHIS f/TV-Two East Arkansas children, one flown litre hy a Navy mricy plane, have been pronounced completely recovered from meningitis a;:d returned to their home. Isolation Hospital said Sharon Kay and Gayron Polston. children of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Polston o[ Millipan Ridge. Ark., were dis- PJTTSBURGH W) - President. Phihp Murray of the CIO United Stcelworkcrs charged today that IMc steel Industry repudiated a strike settlement which he worked out with officials of Bethlehem Steel Corporation last June 17. Murry told the USW's 170-mon Wage-Policy Committee that President Charles White of Republic Steel previously had urged the steel companies to accept suggestions made by White which Murray thought could have led to n settlement. ' peared from meetings. following negotiation Blaze Razes McHaney Road Grocery Store Fire of undetermined origin r 1 - .stroyed Eagr,n's Grocery Store "The whole lop of n mountain seems Io have slid off," said one patrolman. The slide occurred near Gorman. Tills would seem to put quake on. Ihe rambling San Andreas Fault, scene of most of California's severe quakes. Kan Andreas cuts See WHOLE TOWN on 1'acc J McMath to Make Major Address Here Tonight Iranian Premier Flare in Tehran 20 Reported Dead In Bitter Violence Against New Head TEHRAN, Iran Ahmed Q.-ivatn Premier tonight _,.„ . ,* ; tvai K uL-u lomgnc after violent hours-long riotin" in Tehran and other cities subsided He gave up, after two days, his attempt to form a government pledged Io solving Iran's oil deadlock Before Qavam gave up near-rcvo- hihon.iry violence flared, with communists strengthening nationalist mobs. Government forces with "un ."hots, tear gas and bayonet* fought to keep control. 20 Reported Dead Twenty persons ^re rcnorteri Wiled In the bloody rioting No official reason was given for Qavam's quitting but apparently he acted to stop bloodshed. As news of Qavnm's resignation spread crowds began inarching towards the residence of former Premier Mohammed Mossadegh Today's fighting broke out when a crowd of some 2,000 persons tried to storm the parliament building Countless numbers of demonstrators were injured or arrested. Troopj charged Into surging crowds with fixed bayonets, leaving bloody Injured behind. •Deal!) to Qavam," the mobs shouted n-lldly, venting their fury nt the new Premier's declaration that a settlement of Iran's long and crippling oll dispute with Britain would be a chief aim of his regime. Today's demonstrators were sun- porters of (he former Premier Nationalist leader Mohammed Mos- sadegh, but many members of the •outlawed Communist Tudeh party swelled (be crowds. Police Open Fire Witnesses said police and soldiers opened tip with revolvers and automatic rifles as some demonstrators attempted to climb the sates nnd walls of the Parliament Building. • One reporter.Mid. nt, lcajt-12 per - /' ins fell to the ground after the first volley. Mobs of BOO to 700 converged on tile Parliament Square for an hour after the first outbreak, but military police finally gained control. In the city's main square out- pirie the international cable and telephone office, a crowd of 3,000 swarmed over an Army lank nnd .surged on toward other waiting .soldiers. Snliliers Start Embracing Suddenly the soldiers and demonstrators bc;:nn embracing and kissing when a raise report spread that Qavam had resigned. There wore numerous clashes as police charged with rubber clubs into rock-throwing crowds. Police Radio Used in Hunt For Missing Pcs Biytheville police todav turned to their shortwave radio network in an attempt to locate a Biytheville boy who has been mining from his homa liere since July 13. 'Hie missing boy is Herman S. , Ionian. M-jrar-old son of S. H. Jor- Governor Sid McMalb brings his! don, 401 North Broadway loniciit 0 whr," eI | CCt '°m '° , Blythcvillc i Blylhcvilie police notified authorl- «££ rr coir'tz^ ^ j at iiook^rr ir:,,^,^ L" -irSlBn "r llrTn^ 1 SllVlffir "Z""™' " M '" ^ In.s program for a new term. , n .. .„ . , ' .. . In speeches over the slat- Me ' y ls ti " !< ' nti ™ as r ' v ? "f«t, c Slal ' Mc """ '• "• ' '- win, brown •"". .111. .11.11,,-, .MVJ- Math has boen sundinc; on his record, pledging "continued progress" in Arkansas Government. The Governor is expected to riis- I cmsr0!v<ls - r " r!l1 slcclrincatton. hos- |pl , a , s anc , in d,,.',trial expansion eyes. When he di-npprai rcj lie wrarins blue jeans, a tan tec-shirt and a yellow hat. Police quoted the boy's parents as savin? tliat he m:';ht be in the vicinity of Memphis. T.ITTI.E rilAXr.K temperalure.s. Mis.sotiri forecast; Fair south partly cloudy north tonight and tomorrow; little change in temperature. Minnnu.n this mornlns—IS. Maximum yesterday—91. Minimum Sunday morning 74 Maximum Saturday—95. Suiisnt today—7:10, Sunri.se tomorrow—5;03 Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a m —none. Total precipitation since Jan 1 —2197, " M?an t.'inperature (mirt-.vav tie- Ueen high and low—86. ' Normal menu temperature foi July-«l 5 "Mils ll.lt.' Last Ve.ir Minimum this morning .- 75. Maximum yesterday—93 Precipitation January 1 to this dste—28.61. Also on tap for the :u!dre:,s will aney iioad early yesterday, ac- Thc potent Wage-Policy Commit- i be Pappy Stewart cording to Fire Chief Roy Head. Chief Head saH the owner of the C"Vft« Two Arc Pcno.'/zed Murray's report on the 50-day walk- crowd before and aft- out which has idled more than 1 East commander—that It would be without any apparent break in thr safe to pull out of Korea, Douglas ,...j -^i,^.tui. uii;,iit m me -...-u .m. mjj>jufii. jn protracted deadlock over exchange r> rou ght here by ambulance St. Lours Police Get 1 Novel Case in Auto . Tampering Instance ST. f.OUlS MTV—Police, accustomed to reports of articles stolen from parked automobiles, have a novel caw. •lamps White, express company em;)l,«c, says someone led Ut new dieses. 10 skirts, a jacket and H large amount of baby clothes in his unlocked car yesterday. of war prisoners. They scheduled another executive fcffton for 11 am. tomorrow <3 p.m. Monday EST) at Panmun- Jom. In a letter the Commuiii.vM requested accounting of 101 Chinese soldiers the Reds say are held by (he Allies, hut whose names ,vi-rc not on POW lists turned over bv ] Ihe U, N. Command. | Brig. On. William P. Nmkols I will be succeeded tomorrow as u .V j Command spokesman by M Col | Joseph .1, Borchert. R,ip 'l.a1:e Ci'y i chief r:rnpor of Grn. M..:k Ol.-nk'v I Par E;<.st headquarter?.. Nuckols is reatfientd as Air Force public information officer In Tokyo. Murray said Larkln and Morse .. - ^j -...uuja.ii.t;. took the memorandum before the The hospital termed their conrtl- other major producers with the un? n! L cr ' tIC * 1 wnc " tllc y were first derstandins they would press tor II! ™ ,acceptance. ~ I Murray said that on .llinc 20. the , Bethlehem Steel men returned r-.nd And Now Another 1st By Russian Inventors; 1838 Roller Bearings .MOSCOW <», .- R uj,, la , rirtcrt another invention to her lone list or "firsts" today. Tlie Soviet irchnira! journal "Trrhnic; and \outh" rl.imud Vasilli Undrn- wald of MO.SCOW "created a rollrr bearint! device tor agricultural use back In 1838 Booster Club Plans Caravan On Behalf of Four Candidates In oilier action. Lester Brinkle ! lortcitctl a sirj bond 0:1 a charce I nt .-.perditi?. LITTLE LIZ- M'irra\ acldcri '•They stated they had been re- ,, . . °. m 50 lo . 75 " rs arc «P«:lcd a.m. tomorro cieen sense of humiliation." 1 Murray said Itml on .tune !>. Prc-s- uicnl While of Republic niade ,i«. v! eral union shop suggestions wni< h ] mit'ht havi; been a basis for ictllc- | ment but the Industry refused to I consider them and White disap- handbills >:il] bf di:-lributed at cadi stop. _The Booster Club Is supporting and Prosecuting 1 MSI ie hm o ficH h m o icH hid his , Attorney H. O. P.rllw of Btyihe- i » tentative itineraly as ol toda" /re m seoson Qgain"<him- : driven «.So hold the top of the car up with Ihe left arm.

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