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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 9, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVIII—NO. 169 Campaign Files To Be Studied ByHACProbers Grand Jury Orders Records of Losr Two Gubernatorial Races LITTLE ROCK (AP)—The' Pulaski County Grand Jury investigating alleged irregularities in operations of the state Highway Department yesterday ordered that the campaign records of the candidates in the last two Democratic Gubernatorial primaries be subpoenaed. A second Investigation of a report by the Highway Audit Commission that "waste, dishonesty and extravagance" existed In the Highway Department was opened by the Jury yesterday. In a statement released after a S-hour session, the Jury said. "The findings (of the Audit Commission) indicate that the largfl percentage of the irregularities uncovered by the audit can be directly attributed to the high cost of running for governor." Subpoenaes were ordered for the campaign records of Gov. Sid McMath and former Gov. Ben Laney In ihe 1950 primary, and for the records of MrMnth, Judge Francis Cherry, Atty. Gen. Ike Murry, Rep. Boyd Tackett and Jack Holt In the 1952 gubernatorial primary. The Jury, which was to reconvene at 10 a.m. tomorrow, did not hear any witnesses yesterday. However, Herbert Thomas of Little Bock, a member of the Audit Commission, conferred with ihe jurors lor almost an hour. - Four Objectives In asking for the campaign re- pSords, the Jury said it had tour Jfdefinite objectives" in mind. "First, we want to find 'out if '•ny contributions were made for Jnproper purposes," the jury's (tatement eaid. L) "Second, we hope to establish Ssyond question the need for cor- ectivc legislation thai will enable --^nen to seek high office in Ar- ,fonsas without being subjected to the pressure that is so often applied by those isbQ,.are always ready to JJ<*- H&CT oa Page 2 | Jesse M. White Asks Re-Eleciion Sign Firm Owner Seeks Ward One / City Council Post Jesse M. White, alderman from Ward One. today filed as a candidate for re-election in the Municipal Election here Nov. 4. Serving Interrupted terms, Mr. White has' been a member of Blytheville's City Council for a total of about 15 years. He is owner and operator of the j Jesse Vv'nltc Sign | Company. I n announcing [his pm.^ to I re-eiectlon, M-r. i W h i t e said he j wants to retain his Council post in firdr-r "to see several projects through." Most important of these, he said, is the city's ef- Jesse While forts to acquire a new sewer system. He also said theie are some pending street improvement? in SVard One which he wants to see completed. "I have been contacted by several friends and busl.ic^men who asked me to run for re-election," Mr. White said. filythevffie Courier Blytheville Dally Nem Mississippi Valley Leade* Blytheville Herald THE DOMIHAKT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES SWOLE COPIES FITS WUECKAOE OF THREE TRAINS OUTSIDE LONDON — This is a general view of the wreckage of three trains Involved at Harrow, 10 miles north- west of London. Oct. 8. Wreckage here Is piled 40 feet high. (AP Wircpholo by radiophoto from Lumlcm) -r T * S/. South Koreans Re-Take Train Wreck Toll Vital White Horse Hill By STAN CARTER SEOUL, Friday (AP) - South Korean troops early today stormed through a hall of Red fire and drove Chinese forces from atop White Horse Hill, focal point ot battle in the big Commumit drive north of Seoul. A front line officer reported the* weary South Koreans seized the summit at 12:30 a.m. with four quick stabs after Inching "foot by foot" up the slope, scared and uit- ted by violent artillery barrages. Allied and Communist tanks dueled in the valley surrounding the hill as the conflict roared on with unabated fury. Associated Press correspondent Milo Fnrneti at the-front said the vit^l peak was being pounded by both sides with a tremendous artillery bai-ratte. An American officer nf White Horse said the Koreans are engaged In a "terrific hand to hand battle'' using bayonets, rifles and rocks. He said Red losses "must be staggering." Ns !^ii*nafa of Tanks There was no estimate of the number of trnlis dueling but the American officer said se\eral — changes S. E. Tune Heads Kiwanis Club place. J S Sabre jet pilots reported they shot down two Communist MIG 15's and damaged three others in air battles in MIG Alley over nortiuvest Korea. An American officer at the White Horse Hill fight, how nearing its fourth day, said the Koreans were fighting at a "bloody pace" against the Chinese who "have used up one division in the battle and are starting on ihe'ii second." He estimated the Reds had lost 8,000 killed and wounded in three days of fighting around White Horse. A Chinese division usually numbers about 10,003. The U. S. Eighth Army said about e.IMM) Chinese were digging m on the crest and northern Elopes. With nearby Arrowhead Sec WAR on Psee 2 Lie Tells UH Korean Burden Must Be Shared UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. (/P) — Sei.retary-Gencral Trygve Lie told the 60 members of the U. N. last „<,„, preslaent n.ght there must be "a more equit- Kiwanis Club clMrt cIlrtriTlr* nt *V, ~ I t ,. , . - _ .-.,,., ^lluu. able sharing of the burden" In Ko rea. He also told them it Is their duty to carry on the fight until an armistice is reached, that resistance to Inside Today's Courier News • . . Paps play at ParagouM tonight . . . Sports . . . Page 6 ... . . . We await with Interest the C. of C. sewer finance re- Port . . . Editorial . . . i> a ge feature Hell Bomb . rage 9 Picture , ^-President Succeeds Or. Webb, Takes Office Jan. Weather Arkansas forecast: Generally fair except rain extreme east this after- G CLOUD? AND WARMER noon; partly cloudy tonight and Friday; somewhat warmer Friday Missouri forecast: Pair west snd north and partly cloudy southeast portion tonight and Friday. Slightly warmer west portion: low tonight 35-10; high Friday 70s west to 60s east. Minimum this morning—43. Maximum yesterday—53. Surtvct today—5:33. Sunrise tomorrow—6:02. Precipitation 2* hours to 7am. —.09. Tolal precipitation since January 1-3S.59. ' Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—52. Normal mean temperature tor October—63.4. This Hate Last Yfar Minimum this morning—lo. Maximum yeuprdny- fii), Prcpicltatioii January i to tins date—33.21. aggression In Korea had increased the security of au nations which i desire to live In peace .and that an end of the war along present bat- tle'lines would be a victory for the U. N. These declarations were key points in a statement on the world situation Addressed by Lie to the general assembly, which opens its 1952 session here next Tuesday. Lie said ft was necessary lo restate the facts because "honest misunderstandings as well BS falsehoods" persist In many parts of the world as to what the Korean War Is all about. Lie declared the Korean conflict Is not s war against any system of government nor a war to unify north and South Korea, but "hss been undertaken and fought by the United Nations only to throw back aggressors, to bring the aggression to an end, and to restore peace and S. K, Tune S. E. Tune, Blytheville gasoline and pctrcleum distributor, is the new president of the Blytheville - tils Club. Mr. Tune was officially elected to the office yesterday at the club's annual election of officers at its weekly meeting in Hotel Noble He was unopposed for the office. He will assume his presidential duties Jan. 1. Dr. Milton Webb is the retiring president. Other officers elected at yesterday's meeting are R. H. Watson vfce-president; Enery Francis secretary-treasurer and Bob Bay, Dan Bloduett, Herman Carlton o E Kmidsen, R. M. Logan, Ross Stevens and W. L. Walkers, members of the Board of Directors. Mr. Tune steps up to the presidency from vice-president, a position he has held since January Mr. Francis will succeed George Clark as secretary-treasurer. Following yesterday's election members ot the club were shown a film on wildlife in Arkansas bv George Purvis of the State Game and Fish Commission. L. M. Dar- Soars to 93 as Debris Searched 13 More Bodies Dug From Wreckage; Three Americans Killed HARROW. En<r. lift— At least 13 bodies were dug today from deep in the debris of a triple train crash bringing the death toll of ihe second worst rail disaster In British history to at -least 93. All of the victims ,were found inside two splintered coaches ai the bottom of a 59-Joot mound o; debris piled up by yesterday's fan tastlc collision of two expresses and a suburban train in the Harrow rail station. Meanwhile, one of the many In J'ured died in hospital. Rescue worl.ars, some of whom had been on duty since soon aftei the crash yesterday morning reached the center of the wreck 50 mound shortly before noon. Doctors said the first basket ol mangled remains taken from one coach.were those of nt least three md possibly five persons../-/- * A locomotive from one of th three trains sheared straight through the coach yesterday, re ducing most of- ils wooden struc ture to splinters. A government Investigation al ready was under way to discover Hie cause of the accident—Br ain's worst train disaster - In „ years—in which tv.-o fast expresses piled into a jam-packed commuter train in front of the railroad station in this suburban town during yesterday's morning rush hour. At least three Americans possibly were among the dead. Donald O. Woodall, an American serviceman attached to a u. s. Air Force maintenance depot in Britain, was listed among those killed. A Mrs. jean VYoodaM — presumably his wife — also was listed us killed. The Air Force said In Washington that Woodall was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett S. Woodall of East St. Louis. III. He was an airman second class assigned to headquarters squadron, 59th maintenance group depot. The three trains involved In the crash carried more than 1,000 persons—many of them school children, s.-;rnc 600 were jammed into the local commuter train when a Scotland-to-London express thundered at 70 miles an hour into Its 9 rear coaches as It stood In Harrow station. A minute after (he splintered commuter coaches were strewn over the tracks, a northbound express out of London ploughed through the wreckage from the opposite direction. U. S. Air Force medical personnel from nearby bases helped in treating the Injured and getting them off In ambulances to nearby hospitals. Casualty figures see - sawed throughout the night. At one time, Scotland Yard announced the death toll had reached as high as 116, but later said this was In error. Ike Moves to California; Stevenson Praises Truman Governor Says H Taft Has GOP Leadership By JACK BKI.I, KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Acllni E. Stevenson declared today Umt Gen. Jwight D. Eisenhower — "the honorary Republican candidate for president" — has mi-rendered GOP leadership to Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. In contrast, the Democratic nominee said in a speech prepared for a party luncheon here, President Truman lias proved himself "a nmn of independence" who has "rallied (he free peoples against the mortal threat of communism and Russian Imperialism." The Illinois governor look the political bit in his teeth on a flying tour of Missouri, the President's home state, to put Into a few words a swiftly-developing trend in the presidential campaign. This trend has found the Democrats attacking Eisenhower as only the tool of Taft, the man he defeated for the nomination. It has found the Republicans concentrating their attacks on Truman and saying that Stevenson must accept responsibility for any and all administration "blunders." Stevenson, who has been talking recently of Franklin D. Roosevelt's measures to fight the depression of the '30s, without mentioning Truman, gave the President a home area send-off us "a blue ribbon winner, among Democrats. Noting that the President comes from nearby Independence, Mo Stevenson declared: ' "Harry Truman is certainly a man of independence. I think that's the thing I like about him most. In your Missouri language, 77 7> 7^~-i^vi / 'GOPCarTdidate Ike Practicing Old Hits Truman's Flim-Flam—Truman Forei 9 n Polic y », UN », B. VACCAKO ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN, ( A P) _ President Truman said today that D*i 8 ht D. Eisenhower has "moaned and groaned about h, B h prices" even as the Republicans plan to "murder what's left ot price controls" If they win in November, "To sny that the Republicans are* the party of low prices Is like saying anything off Bay- won't take body. "No one knows this better than Joe Stftlin. And every MissourlBii can be proud of'the, fact that a man from Independence: through a series iof heroic and h'lj'orie rte- See STEVENSON on Page 2 the shark is man's best friend, or that tigers make nice house licild pets," he said. And he accused the Republican presidential candidate of practicing "the old film-flam" on the voters by "going up and down the country promising tax cuts, and budget cuts, and saying the people are on an •economic treadmill.' " That was In a speech prepared lor delivery at Cleveland, Ohio, In the Public Square during a day of "give 'em hell" eampalgninc In Indiana snd Ohio en route to Buffalo, V<. Y. for a major address tonight. With heavy sarcasm, Truman referred to Eisenhower's talk of bringing efficiency and eliminating waste In government. He said the Army has "improved a great deal In that respect since the Republican candidate was Its chief of staff." And he said further Improvement IE possible under Adlal Stevenson, the Democratic nominee, "who Is known in Illinois—and elsewhere— ns u tight-fisted man with a dollar." Then he lit into Stevenson's oppopent. "Did No Belter Than Marshall" "I see no reason to expect the Republican candidate to do ns \yell"' Truman declared. "He was in n position to cut waste In the military. 2£ chiof of staff of the Army. But I do , not recall that he brought about any conspicuous examples of doing so. "He certainly did no better In this respect tlmn Gen. Marshall before him or'. Gen. Bradley and Com Collins, .after,:, him. And he knows thatj';inlt3hvy expendilu/es Red Congress Told — World War III Will Finish U.S. As World Power Premier Bulganin Worns America of 'Kindling War Flame' MOSCOW m - Soviet Deputy remler Nikolai Diilganln told the ilg 10th All-Unton Communist Party Congress last night that a third world war would finish the United States as a fighting power. Bulganin and British Commit- nlst Chief Harry PoIIItt joined the pni-Ade of speakers to the podium of Hie congress — apparently the argcst meeting of Communist tenders in history _ after Maxim Z. Sfibnrov, chairman ot the state Planning commission, outlined objectives of tlie current five y< plan. •* Emphasizing !-h e strength of the Soviet Union Bulganlon said If "American aggressors" kindle the flame of a new world war, it will be ttip I nit one. The'deputy premier husvaya-, appealed for still fur- of.lhe Soviet ther strengthening state. s ce i i if»Tra 4 £ l r inir ' "^"l^wo^^nf USAF, Ciry Official, To Discuss Base Here Air Force officials ano U.S. Engineers will meet with city officials at 10 a.m. tomorrow to discuss further step.-, for reactivation of Blv- thcvilte's air base. Mayor Dan Blod- gclt said this morning. Civic Clubs Pledge Backing For Marine Band Appearance Mayor to Attend C. of C. Sewer Fund Plan Meet Major Dan niodgett was to meet with the Sewer Committee of the Chamber ul Commerce at 2:30 p m today to discus? ways lor financing , m 0 ; a a new sewer system for Blytheville. | Auxiliary, nell meeting. guest at yesterday's Awaiting Utility Data — City to Ask Water Rate Hearing Continuance Mayor Dan Bioclgctt and City Attorney Percy A. Wright will ap- ,iear before the Arkansas Public Service Commission Tuesday and re- <iucst a continuance of the hewing for Blytlwvnia water Company's "new" rate schedule. County Baptists Re-Elect Brown Blyrheville Pastor Named as Association Opens Two-Day Meet The Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of First Baptist church In Dlythe- vlllc. today was re-etected moderator of the Mississippi County Bap- that proup annual meeting County Farm Bureau Directors to Meet The board ot directors of Mississippi County Farm Bureau will meet the night of Oct. 16 at Ofceola. H. C. Knappenberger, president, said today. list Association opened a two-day here. The Rev. Mr. Brown was namfd to his second term as moderator it the Associa- :lon's first business session th!f morning. About 215 do!e- sntes had registered by the opening of the meeting at 10 a.m. today. A welcome address was given by Charles Ray Newcomb, chairman of the Hoard of Deacons of the churchRev. E. c. Brown here, and the ifcsponac was by the Rev. Malcolm Griffin of Dell. The Rev. Percy F. Her.-;::; of Osecola was elected vice moderator of the Association. The Rev. W. E. Edmondson fo Armorel was namc.d clerk and the Rev. D. B. BIcdsoc See BAPTISTS on Page 2 -+ The rate i-;:cdule was filed with the Public Service Commission more than two yenrs ago. At that time, the company posted bond and began charging on the basis of Its new schedule. Mr. 'Wright satd this morning that the company had failed to furnish him with Information necessary to prepare n defense. He said that he will nsk the commission to allow at least 15 days for his defense preparation, aflcr he receives o complete cost and operating schedule and other data concerning the company's financial status. Needed Information. Mr. Wright stated, was requested so as to be in the cit.y's hands by Oct. I "On Oct. 7," he stilted, "r wrote the Public Service Commision to the effect that even if tjint information were martc available Immediately, it would be impossible to prepare an adequate defense for the Oct.. 14 hearing." 7'hls letter also requested that the P-SC instruct the company to furnish the city with the requested financial Information. — ,---- •--— •. w> .ij. i nt: .r>i msil lied leader Is one of at least. 115 delegates here -from Communist parties .of 45.forcism countries. Observers recall no previous Com- muni.Hl giiUie.-ing Unit Included so many leaders, or suc h a number Vigilance Against S|)le.i from so monyVdllfcrcnt countries Moscow hnws'piipers disclosed lo- any that Deputy Premier Lavrcnty P. Beria <head of the Soviet po lice organization!, has called fo vigilance against American spies which he said were being sem. in ccssantly Into Russia. In his speech to the congress, -!s:'.y — published in full only today — Berla declared: "The vigilance of the Soviet peo pie Is the keenest weapon in tin struggle against enemy hifiltra heightening and sharpening thcii WAR III on 1'age : fornia today after a scathing foreign policy indictment blaming the Korean War largely on the political decision of the Truman admim's- '.ration. Speaking last night at San Pran- :lsco, the GOP presidential nominee said a 1951 statement by the State Department, leaving Korea outside the announced dcfenss perimeter in the Pacific, had encouraged If net invited "the ordeal in Korea." Ho lold a wildly cheering throng of nearly 29,000 overflowing ths Cow Palace arena that the United States had been "swindled" Into the Korean peace talks—and as a result the Communists are now half again as strong as they were before the talks began. In his prepared text, Eisenhower said: "(he Soviet trap \vas perfectly conceived, perfectly timed perfectly sprung." He dropped this paragraph in his talk but told his press secretary, James Hngerly.j that he would "stand by it." He called this situation a "uoar nit" Into which free worm diplomacy had fallen. H was one of the bitterest denunciations of the administration Hint Elsenhower has yet made. It paralleled in mnny ways the charges Republicans have been making for months. With this speech behind him, he headed by. plane today for a swing Into Fresno, San Diego, Long Bench and Los Angeles. He rode into San Francisco' by- automobile In a blizzard of con- fe-i.ll and ticker tape. Police estimated 100,000 cheered him along the way. There -wris-S,high emo- tlohnl ^ ppntowt to\the Cheers ancK yells 'f.t,S In the Jasg^jJUhoss wlio>' applauded Wfccs'n \«.js striking to reporter^ Vho have followed the genera] through his ..^upaign. Hopes Raised Ths dcmonstiaiion raised the hopes o'- Flsenirower's lieutenants that ho has a gieat reservoir of good will in California that could mean the oaptuie of the state's 32 electoral votes Nov. i4. Elsenhower's, attack on {he «u- mintairatlon's foreign policy was combined with W defense of himself agiUhst accusations hurled at him by President Truman. Truman has attacked Elsenhow-' er on the grounds that he Is now congress trying to disclaim responsibility for '"" ""'' foreign policies which Truman says lie helped to determine as a five-star general. And the President has said the general periled this nation in 1945 threat of Communism, and by "Qtc- See EISKNHOWKR on Fags 1 Alvin Huffman to Head Chest Drive; Goal Is Set at $28,575. Alvin Huffman, Jr., will head BlythevlIIe's 1953 Community Chest campaign which will hove a m.deet some $1,400 less than the past year'. Coroner E. M. Holt said today he "?« city's ciV^andTr^'cMB^migton. cluhs and lhe Amcrican Le -1 Greenwell Death Unlted ln .Lt« 0 ° pp f ra " re ,°V he i Mr ' Ouard told (he sroup that' united States Marine Band here cooperation ot the city adminhtra- ^«? W cEmh"™TV U ° n ' la! bC ™ Plcdgcd "V Ma or »ould n»te a n,™, tomorrow in Junior Chamber of Commerce Dan Blodselt. j the death of James R Orccmvcl? Proceeds from the Nov. 5 con- i Joiner farmer who was found shot certs will go to the Blythcvtlle i to death Monday. High School band. ' "We were very pleased with last President James C. Guard and project chairman Robert. A. Warren last night presided over a meeting attended by representatives of various clubs. Represented were the city's PTA's, Band Mothi-ra an Legion Auxiliary night's meeting." Mr. Guard said. .3 <• six "Those in altcndanre received the ;iub. Amcrl- pto^ram enthusiastically." both, chap-1 The afternoon anil evening ron- Sigina Phi. Lions and Ru ccrts Legion ill be held in the American auditorium. Authorities have said it could be "cither an accident or suicide." Mr. Oreenwell. who had been in falling health for several years, iva? found In a pickup truck In a Held "far Highway 61. He had been shot through the head with a .38 caliber 1 piilol. Ohlcndorf Is Member Cotton Shidy Group Harold Ohlendorf, Osceola cotton producer and vice president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, has been named to a team which will attempt to guide the orderly marketing of cotton In Arkansas this year Ed McKnlghl of Parkin Is head of the group. J. L. Wright, state chairman of (he Production and Marketing Administration, tald today that the group «-as chosen yesterday at n mesttnsr of the Steering Committee of the HcltwWe Cotton Produce™ Committee in Dallas. Others rarr.ed to the team Included Will Campbell. Forrest City, official of the Arkansas Bankers Association, Enrf Harlcy Anderson, Little Rock, sccvctary-tnanagcr of the AAC. At the Dalla; mcetln?, the group formulated plans to prcvenl market tliUting of early harvested notion and a consequent pnce ikuieise. goal. Mr. Huffman was named director of the drive by the Community Chest Board which JE headed by last year's director, Dr. Jnmcs C Guard. This year's budget. Mr. Hufm.m said, will call for $2fi,575 as compared to last year's $29,985. "We anticipate reaching the goal «-c have set for ourselves. "Special commendation is due the group which worked on revising this ycsr's budget. "They examined carefully every request, with the thought in mind that the Chest must keep Its fund at an absolute minimum." Mr. Huffman stated. Former past president of the Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Huffman la also past president of the Blytheville Y, a past member of the Chest Board, and was named the city's Young Man of the Year of 1M7. Continued by Request Dr. Guard pointed out that the Community Chest campaign was continued this year only at the request of many Blylhevllle citizens. "Last year, the board decided that If the goal were not reached, we would dissolve the Chest. "We reached 92 per cents of our gc.-.l Ixsr year and therefore slated the Iward would cease to function. "However, we received so many protests to doing away with the Chest, that we decided to operate again this year." Dr. Guard stated. F. E. Warren is treasurer of ths chest. Other board members Include Kendall Berry. John Caudtll, Jim- mle Edwards, u u Ward. Jr.. Frank Nelson. Rilej 1 Jones and Tolar Buchanan. An «c.f!icy-b}--a?eiKy bresMuwn of the budget and campaign di«s| Alvin Huffman are to be set &nn announced next week. CE LIZ-— . . .. . T The avcriiy vivt\et n-,.^,— r * likes lo wotch tiiiie orxJ o lx>!r

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