The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 14, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 14, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • • •" '•••'• —„_ THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPF» r»» h7/-vD»r'T»-B»«a*»i . nu r.>•,»._ . \ VOL. XLVIII—NO. 173 — ' "— 1 Allied Infantry Launches Attack On Triangle Hill Two Knob* Captured; Heavy Tank, Artillery Fire Bacfcs Troops By GEORGE A. McARTHUR SEOUL (AP)—Allied infantrymen lashed out today with their heaviest ground attack in nearly a year and grabbed portions of two Chinese-held hills on the Central Korean Front. The attacking troops, backed by heavy tank and artillery fire, knocked the Reds off two knobs of Tr£angle Holl. north of Kunihwa. Two miles to the east they swept over a portion of "Sniper Ridge." Both hills are about 1,600 feet high. The initial charge carried the attack force to the crest of Triangle, but the Chinese regrouped and regained the crest. After trying to scramble back up the sharp shale-covered slope, Ihe V. - N. soldiers abandoned .their frontal attack. They began work- hie their way across the nearby hill caddie for a thrust from the «ast. A frontline officer said the Triangle IB "a very difficult hill to climb, let alone assault." An estimated Chinese battalion held the crest of Triangle and rolled hand grenades and rocks down the slope. Front reports said Red resistance on Sniper Ridge was considerably lighter. The twin peaks anchor the eastern base of the old Communist Iron Triangle supply and troop massing area. A U. S. Eighth Army officer described them as "very strong: oufpost positions outside the normal Chinese main line of resistance." He emphasized they were not part of the main Chinese line. About 17 miles lo the west. South Korean soldiers pushed ahead doggedly in an atlack to drive Chinese Communists from their last foothold on White Horse Mountain. The Reds held desperately onto two low knobs on the northwest rictgeline. The fighting on White Horse has rejfed for. eight days and has cost the Chinese an estimated 10,000 See WAR on Page 5 Histead infers Aidermanic Race Dry Goods Store Operator to Seek Ward One Post Dave Halstead, dry goods store operator, today announced that he will be a candidate for alderman from Ward One. "The time has come when Ward One must be rec ~ ogiiized and when it must share in street improvements and other programs. "The citizens of Ward One are V entitled to this. If elected, I will truly, sincerely and honestly work toward this accomplishment," Mr. Halstead stated. Dave Halstead A resident of Blytheville for 27 years, \fr. Halstead resides at 300 East Dougan. He announced for alderman of W ard One in !ast year's municipal election. Only other Ward One aldcrmanlc candidate Is Jesse White, who re up for re-election this vear Blyth«viij« Courier BlytheviUe Dally New* Mississippi Valley Lender BiythevUl* Herald NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI JiLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 19G2 TWELVE PAGES Manila Folks Pitch In To Re-Build Stave M'di By CLAUDE SPARKS (Courier A'cws Siaff Writer) MANILA-The folks here were doing themselves a kindness today Backed by the Lions Club, volunteer labor was rebuilding the town's only full-time industry to regain a $1.000 weekly payroll at a cost of S2 500, not including man hours. ' MANILA 'PITCHES IN'—Volunteer workmen saw. hammer and pound away at the task ol rebuilding the town's only full- time industry, a stave-mill. Some 50 residents today were attempting to complete a new building by nightfall. (Courier News) Photo) Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and colder this afternoon, lonlght COOLER 1 Wednesday. Cool Thursday. MlMonri forecast: cloudy and a little colder tonight with a chance of light rain north portion; showers south portion tonight and zoutheast portion Wednesday morn- Ing; otherwise partly cloudy Wednesday, colder south portion; low (onght 3o-io north to the 40s «mth: high Wednesday 50s north to around 63 extreme south. Minimum this morning—55 Maximum yesterday—85 Sunset today—5:27. Sunrise tomorrow—6-06 ^Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. Total precipitation since January 1 —36.13. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—65. Normal mean temperature for October—«3.4. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—<9 Maximum yesterday-go Precipitation January i to this d»u—38.34, Hearing Starts On Water Rate Company Introduces Its Side of Case LITTLE ROCK 0P) _ Arkansas Public Service Commissioner John R. Thompson today held a brief hearing on application of the Blytheville Water Co. to make perma- ment its present rate schedule. The company has been collecting rates which are an increase over previous charges for more than two years. The increased charges have been collected under bond to indemnify customers if the new rates should eventually be held excessive Mayor Dan Blodgett and City Attorney Percy A. Wright represented the City of Blytheville at today's hearing. Max B. Reid. Blytheville attorney, also was present, representing several large users of water. Hearing on the company's request that the rates be made permanent has been delayed because the city of Blytheville was dickering with the company for purchase of the water system. Last June, however, Blytheville residents rejected a bond issue to finance the proposed purchase. Todays' hearing was occupied mainly with Introduction of exhibits in support of the company's contention that It Is entitled to higher rales. Several protests, [eluding lhat of the City of Blytheville, have been entered against a permanent Increase and testimony of these protestants will be heard later. A date has not been fixed. Driver Fined, Jailed Matthew Whitehead was fined S100 and costs and sentenced to one day In Jail In Municipal Court this morning after he pleaded guilty to driving white under the Influenjc of a Icohol. A 531.15 bond for driving without a license was forfeited by pat Gorman. Some 50 Manila residents reported at 7:30 a.m. to begin construction of a new building for the Little Elver Slave Company mil! which was destroyed by fire" Sept. All labor was free of charge today and lumber was furnished through the $2,500 raised by the Lions Club through donatioin. Mayor I. D. Shedd, among the volunteer workers, said the town hoped to have the building- completed by night but Manila businessmen will pay for a second day's labor tomorrow if it proves necessary. N. W. Wagner, mill owner, said he expected to have the mill ready lo operate again in three weeks. In the meantime, some of the mill's «2 employes are picking cotton and holding temporary jobs. Many Help Employer Many, however, were at work today helping to rebuild their employer's ruined building. Others, Mr. Wagner said, have promised to help tomorrow. After that, he expects to put most of the men back on the payroll replacing machinery such as a steam See MANILA on Page X Inside Today's Courier News . . . Hell Bomb . •. . Picture Tea- lure . . . Page 9. . . . . . Spurts . . , Page 8 . . . Society . . . page 4. . . . . ..Markets . . . Page 5. . . Scout Fund Drive Starts /n N. Missco Solicitation for the Boy Scouts In the North Mississippi County District jot underway yesterday, c Ray Hall, district campaign chairman, has announced Blytheville solicitations will oe made through the Community Chest, Mr. Hall pointed out Other to\vns, and lotnl chairman named by Mr. Hall follow Leachvlll; Dr. T. N. Rodman Manila—M. iCottonl Rubenstcln Dell—A. E. Caldw'ell Gosnell—John Hocott Yarbro—Bill Wyatt Armorel—Marion Dyer. Burdettc—Hollis Jumper Last year, the district raised about So.500 with Blytheviile giving about $4,000 of thai figure through the Community Chest. About that same amount is" expected this year, Mr. Hall said. Circus Parade Route Is Set Procession to Start At 11 a.m. Monday here, by the King Bros, and CrV wnm Combined Circus Monday morning was announced today. Tlie parade, to begin nt II am • will precede two performances by thom the circus at Walker Part- Fair- ~ grounds. The matinee will begin at 2 P.m. and the evening performance at 8. Including floats, clowns, rolling cages, camels, llamas, buffaloes cowboys and a calliope, the parade -,-™ u will leave Walker Park by the east French Kate and move south on Ruddl ' " " Road to Main street. It will then move west on Mai nut street and return to Second SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Ike Carries Truman Attack Into Texas Stevenson Soys GOP Prefers 'Slogans and Confetti' to Facts By JACK BELL CASPER, Wyo-'WV-Qov. Adlai E. Stevenson declared today thai the Republicans "prefer slogans, emotion and confetti' 'to facing up to their record on the campaign. Issues of peace and prosperity The Democratic presidential nominee, beginning here n 6,000-mile flying trip to the West and Texas, voiced a ringing indictment of what he called a long record of "Republican isolationism in foreign affairs and Inaction in domestic affairs." In a speech prepared for a Casper CRmpalgn rally, the Illinois governor expressed "sorrow" and "dismay" at the tactics adopted by his Republican opponent Gen Dwight p. Eisenhower. Asserting thai the "Old Guard reactionaries" of the Republican party had "opposed every measure to build up America's strength and America's alliances against the Communist conspiracy," Stevenson added: "Moreover—to my sorrow and dismay—they seem (o have Induced or forced the genoral to alter his own positive principles and to adopt equivocal and hesitant views that savor more of isolation and re- Ucal than security and confidence." Firing a broadside at his opponents, the Illinois' governor declared: "There are some desperately Important Issues, although you would never guess it from listening to the Republican candidates. They don't like to lalk about issues very much. They prefer slogans, emotion jnd confetti. , "Eisenhower's advance men huvc furnished confetti for tlie crowds which turn out to greet' him. "It's easy to understand why when you look at the voting record of tlie Republicans In Conferess for the last 20 years, you can see right away why they decided that the less said about the issues the better." "Old Guard Reactionaries" Stevenson said that In cnttle country language "Old Guard reactionaries" now "own the Republican party,. hoofs, hide and tallow/' "They control the Republicans In Congress," he said. "The Re- Publican candidate for the presidency does their bidding, by conviction, persuasion or intimidation I know not which. "They have grabbed control of the Republican campaign — and they are quite frank about their Plans to dominate Ihe White House and the Congress if they ever get a chance." Obviously optimistic about the results of next month's election, the Illinois governor echoed the 'sentiments of Wilson Wyatt, his campaign manager, when he said, "We confidently expect to win In November." Indicating that he believes he has found the basic road to victory, Stevenson bore down hard on what has come to be known In his camp as the "You never had It so good" theme. In this. connection, he said IK- docsu't believe the voter has "much choice as to which party he can most hopefully trust lo keep this nation prosperous, and to lead the way to an enduring peace." As examples of what his party lias done, Stevenson said the Democrats had <1) "wiped out unem- Sce STKVENSON on Page 5 As New UN Session Opens — Western Powers Split African Issues fSf P)' MAX HAHRE1.SON .-' UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. WV-The Big Three Western Powers were reported split today over the issue of France's North African colonies it the United Nations General Assembly gathered to open its seventh session. Many diplomats here expected' the colonial Issue to be second only lo the Korean question In importance during the 10-week meeting which was scheduled to op™ nt U -.. .m.. Eastern Standard Time. The crack In Western unity was revealed, in reports that the'u. S Koi)te of the parade to be stased delegation, headed by Secretary of ere bv the Kino n™c , ~_<_ State Dean Acheson, had decided to support a move for full debate on Tunisian and Moroccan complaints against France's rule over "lorn. The U. S. delegates, sources added, has not decided how it will vote after the Issue has been debated. J3olb France ami Britain oppose putting the Tunisian and Moroccan questions on the agenda. The also have voiced strong irrilation over (he U. S. attitude on colonial questions. In Paris last winter and later Street^ to Fifth, turn north to Wai- in New York lust spring, the U. S. refused to Street. Turning north on Second to nisian demands for n hearing on Kentucky Avenue, he parade will 'he ground that direct negotiations """- " " 'still were under way outside the reurn on Kentucky to the grounds. '.-ill fair-' The circus is performing here under the auspices of the Blytlieville Shrine Club. City Council To Meet Tonight The monthly Blytheville City session Council of the will be held at 8 tonight In the Municipal Courtroom in City Hall. Only routine business Is evpectcd to come before the Cc—--!! cm- Clerk W. I. Malin said. Luxora Traffic Fatality Ruled 'Unavoidable' The cteath of Mrs. Emma Griffin, 12. of Luxora, \vho was killed when struck by a car in Luxora Sunday night, has been ruled nn "unavoidable accident." Because of this ruling. Deputy, Prosecuting Attorney Ralph Wilson of Osccola said, no charges will bei f liled against Eddie Jones, Jr., 20-! year-old Luxora Negro who was driver of the car that struck Mrs Griffin. Mrs. Griffin died en route lo a hospllal a few minutes after being struck while croslng a street In Lvix- ora. Mr. Wilson said slip npparonlly! walked into the path ol the car without seeing it 250 Are Named to Committees On Marine Band Appearance Approximately 250 civic and service club members have been named (o various committees to aid in appearance of, the U.S. Marine Band here on Nov. 5. The concert is being sponsored by nearly a dozen civic • and service clubs of Ulythovilto. Proceeds will BO to Blytheville's Hish School band. A meeting had been called for sor city PTA's, Mrs. Byron Moore; Band Mothers, Mrs. H. w Wylie- Junior Auxiliary. Mrs. John Caudill : Junior Chamber of Commerce Jack Owen: and Bela Sterna Phi Mrs Roy Lee Klrksey. -Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Wylic are ro-cliairmen of '.tckel salcs'for the matinee concert. U. N. The opening session of the assembly was set aside primarily for formalities, but even the introductory speeches ol Secretary-General Trygve Lie and others were expected to point to the Korean and colonial qucsllons as the most important before the Assembly. To Take Initiative Quickly The U. S. delegation has disclosed that Acheson will take the Initialive quickly In bringing up the Korean War. He was reported ready to urge an Assembly appeal for Communist acceptance of an armistice at once along the lints proposed by the U. N. Command. The U. S. wants the Assembly to declare Ms support for the U. N. Command's position that no prisoners of war should be sent home against their own will. The importance the Russians attached to the session was indicated by the high-ranking diplomats In their delegallon. These included Foreign .Minister Andrei Y. VI- shlnsky. Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Gromyko and Deputy Foreign Minister Va!iri»n Zorin. Tlie Soviet news agency Tas-s also imlicatrfi It would have a large ' "«•" nc\»i; a itti £<r I staff on hand, in contract with the General nrtmKsfor. tickets win i>o So'Ooek-lonWin ^VrSTciu'" rT^ ^ ° W<a " »"* ^<™ """- i very mr^coverageT^ the t0 ™™^™ anc, commute | on^T ft^nM.'S' or -a -*«»«*uv* iw a LICI 111 tonight* session. Ticket sales will begin tomorrow. General follow: chairmen In each club Lions. Dr. W. T. Rainwater; Ro- c - °- Rodman; KUvanis. Bill Courier News. ssion. There was considerable Interest here In Russian plans In view of recent declaration of Premier v^uijiiei i^uws, .*~ ivv,tijk ucciHraiton 01 Premier AdmWon prices for adults ar?' sla " n lh:<t war between the capi- S 1.00 lor matinee and $1.50 and *2J taIlsl countries wss more likely at nljhr, Ihe latlt-r being for re- than war between Communist and SMVCd seats. IcaD'liilIlt rnimlM,... 'PM. counlrles. This was seen Officers Hoping Child Will Help Solve Slayings Police to Question Young Survivor of California Beqtings CHESTER. Calif. If, — "Did you have a nice ride. Sondra Gay?" That is Ihe first of a series of questions authorilies hope brutnlty bealcn little Sondra G.iy Young will answer — nnd lend them to n robber who heal her and bludgeoned her father and three children to de.-ith near here Friday. Sheriffs officers said they pinned great hope on the memory of 3>i- year-old Sondra Gay, as' numerous other leads dissolved under Investigation. Sheriff M. H. Schooler of Plu- nias County said his tnvestl»allon had narrowed to "four hot suspects." but none were "close to arrest." •• | Sondra Oay is recovering slowly from skull fractures. She was found Saturday stuffed In the trunk of the family car along with Ihe bodies of her grocer father, Guard Young, 43, Iwo sisters Judy. S, and Jean, 7. and a E-'l'-h- bor boy. Michael Salle. 4. 57,128 MiMinj Officers said Ihe killer or killers apparently waylaid Young as he returned to this small logging town with S7.128 cash from his customary Friday trip to a bank at Westwood, 14 miles away, lo get funds to cash loggers' checks. The children were along as a special treat. "Did you like your popsickle?" Is another question Sheriff Schooler has propounded for Sondra Gay's molhcr, Mrs. Christnl Young to ask as soon as the child can be questioned. After Young wilhdiew the cash from a bank he bought the children popsicklcs and candy. Thei, they started home.. Another question will be "Did someone hit you!" If Ihe answer to lhal Is "Yos " the next will be "Do you know who hit you?" Officers presume the killer or VII- General Rakes Administration in Houston Speech GOP Candidate Cads For South to Rebel Against Democrats By DON WHITKHEAD HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) _ Dwight D. Eisenhower celebrated his sixty-second birthday in his native Texas today by calling for the Southland to rise up in political rebellion against the Democratic party. A mid-morning crowd estimated by police at more than 15.000 gave the GOP presidential' nominee a warm welcome to Houston, the first slop on this push into Texas slate Alty. Gen. Price Daniel- Democratic senatorial nominee- introduced Eisenhower and declared: "Because of you Texas can no longer be taken for granted by any polillcal party." Daniel said he spoXe as a Texas Democrat who was going to vote tor the general as president—and that the Texas Democratic party was "fed up with Trumanism " and with being used as a "whipping boy." "This year." he said. "I pr<* diet Texas Is going to do something about it." And the crowd chcerc'd. Elsenhower, responded by ripping Into (he Truman 'administration with such harsh words as "weak- kneed and soft-headed.". "Power hungry". . ."power mongers' . . ."reckless drivers,". , . an d "discredited." Chief Police Inspector w" p Haley estimated 65,000 .persons in the crowd that gathered ih the square outside tlie Civic Auditorium. But others sized up the crowd as being considerably Enuiiier Eisenhower fild experienced pot Iticlans had told him not to caii palgn in (he f$ij& 6w<E«j e "tr--, administration fialTtriose- state- i, the bag." A wcllm J L H O f No, no," went up from the ."crowd They laughed and cheered when he called the administration weak-kneed and soft-headed." A number o( businessmen had declared "Elsenhower hour" so that they could attend the speech. The city hall, opposlle the rostrum, was packed with spectators standing on the parapets of each of the three tiers. Others watched frorn windows. The city started celebrating early. B Eisenhower's campaign train rolled to a stop shortly after 1 a. m., and some crowd already were waiting. A high - stepping brass band, serenaded the general and his party. The birthday celebration, with a gaily decorated cake big enough for a regiment of hungry Marines, was held beside the rear platform of the car. Mrs. Eisenhower, wearing a. See K1SENIIOWER on Page 1 Citizens for Ike Headquarters To Open Here Citizens for Eisenhower headquarters will be opened at 105 East Main Wednesday u-ith free coffee . . . and. of course, free information regarding presidential candidate Dwiaht Eisenhower. The office will be manned by volunteer workers and will be r.rv>n from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. dally, except Sunday, between now and Nov. 4. Volunteer workers who will be on hand flf. VaHnHS tirn cs .>» f nc Q r_ fice. where the old" Jim Bro"vn Store was located, include the Rev and Mrs. G. Mlessler. Mr. and Mrs Louis McWaters. Mrs. Jinimie Sanders, Mrs. Joe Bcr,-ley Mrs Mike Yates. Mrs. Jerry Cohen: Mrs- Lynn Brown. Mrs. jnmes Barksdale, Mr*. Dick \Valson Mrs Bill Hodge. Mrs. Gilbert Smyths' Mrs. Cecil Lusk. Mrs. Billy Kins' Mrs. M. L. Skaller. Mrs. J. F nro».iit,on, Mrs. J. H. Childrcss Mrs. Welch Foster; Mrs. David Anderson. Mrs. Helen Cooper. Mrs. Ferry Rothrock. Miss Jo McGhee. Mlfs Doris McGhcc and Mrs. Hadley Hays. LITTLE LIZ— The politician who was as honest os Ihe doy is long usually finds that Ihe days begin lo get ihorter after Ihe fall elections. is-u

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