The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 22, 1952 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 22, 1952
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TUESDAY, JULY 22, 1952 BLYTHEVULT! CAHK.1 COURIER KT!WS Radar Spots 'Flying Saucers' Near Washington WASHINGTON IT! —The Air Force today Investigated reports that several "flying saucers" had been spotted by radar virtually in its own backyard on the outskirts of the nation's capital. Not only were unidentified objects seen on radar—indicating actual substance instead ol mere light—but two airline pilots and a newsman saw eerie lights fitting the general description of flying saucers the same night. Officials could not. immediately • gree on whether this was the first time radar has picked up flying saucers. Some said It was. All agreed it was unusual. The objects also were different from the average reported saucev in lhat they traveled at a relatlvly slow speed, as well as later disclosing the customary burst that far outspeeds normal airplanes. Thorough Checks rlanned One thing was certain: A thorough investigation is being made by Ihe Air Technical Intelligence Center, Wright - Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, O., which has been set up to look Into Hying saucer reports. Such reports, officials had said earlier yesterday, are coming in faster than at any time since the initial flood in 1917. The current average Is about 100 sightings a month. The flying saucers over the capital were reported late yesterday, about 3 hours after the incident actually occurred. This Is the story as pieced together from Air Force reports, persons involved, and other sources Kight Images Spotted An operator 'at the Air Traffic Control Center at Washington National Airport, across the Potomac from the capital, spotted eight un- identified Images on one of his radars — the area surveillance scope, with a range of possibly 10 miles. The images were slow-moving, going probably loo to 130 miles an hour. And they were flying in (he vicinity of nearby Andrews Air Force Base. The control center, operated by the Civil Aeronautics Administration, notified (he Air Force and also asked planes in the air if they could see anything. That was around midnight. Capt. S. C. (Casey) Picrman of Detroit, piloting Capital Airlines Flight 607, southbound from National Airport, soon reported seeing seven objects between Washington and Marlinsburg, w. Va. He said they changed pace, sometimes moving at tremendous speed, at other times hanging almost motionless. 3-Way Civil Rights Split Is Developing CHICAGO (*j—A three-way split over civil rights—instead of the usual North-South division — .developed among Democratic platform drafters today. The 19 delegates assigned to rough out the party's presidential campaign principles began a marathon session to finish their task by Wednesday. ' Sen. Warren G. Magnuson of Washington, who usually votes with the Northern wing of the party, told this reporter he coulri not support, a Senate anti-fillbiisier plank. "I think it's dishonest to say we are going to do something that we know we cannot do," he said. Sen. Herbert H. Lehman of New York, also on the drafting group, and Sen. William Benton of Connecticut and Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota have predicted adoption not only of a stronger racial relations section >ut also a plank calling for a change in Senate rules on filibusters. They comena that until the Senate rewrites Its rules there will be no chance of getting Congress to enact civil rights legislation." At five days of public hearings before the platform group Southern Democrats, who bolted the convention four years ago on this issue, remained strangely silent. Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama, who did not bolt then and now Is supporting Sen. Richard B. Russell of Georgia for the presidential nomination, said he agreed with Magnuson. Sparkman also said he believes that Lehman and other Northern senators may be pushing the anti- Jilibuster issue in an effort, to pro- STEVENSON (Continued from Page 1) of Florida who also attended told reporters that It was obvious that there would be a general move on the part of the Southerners to decline to take the pledge and then see what the convention would do. Kennon said those at the meeting included Sens. Byrd of Virginia. Stennis of Mississippi. Gov. Battle of Virginia and Gov White of Mississippi. In Holland's absence, the Florida delegation had already talked it over and voted to go along with the pledge. Farris Bryant, chairman of the delegation, said the rule did not appear to be in conflict with his state's laws. Florida has opposed adoption of the rule, and Bryant had harsh words for those who rammed it through. He told the delegation: "I am afraid that those who are grabbing the party are going to destroy tile party that you and I were born . In." mote the presidential bid of Averell Harrlman, who has backed their stand vigorously and publicly DEMOClATS (Continued from Page 1) scorn upon the Republican party and praise upon the Democratic administrations — particularly those of Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. He made no mention of the Democrats' wife-open race for the presidential nomination this year. 'But he blasted the Republican nominee Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, as a complete novice unqualified for the presidency. Tiie Republican convention two weeks ago, Dever said, raised "only the voice of the fossil." The platform adopted by the GOP then, he said, Is: "A shopworn declaration, conceived in malice, and dedicated to the proposition (hat all the great achievements of the last 20 years should be swept away." In choosing Eisenhower as standard bearer over Ohio's Sen. Robert A. Taft, he said, the Republicans "threw overboard the faithful pilot who had guided them for years and placed at their head one whose knowledge of navigation was confined to other waters." The 1952 election issue, he said, is "to keep the peace." Neither the OOP nor Eisenhower can do this, he contended, but the Democratic party's record against Communist aggression has proved It can. Dever made only passing reference to civil rights, the issue which split the 1948 Democratic convention and has imperiled North-South unity at this one. "On this issue, as in all others," he said, "the Democratic party must forever move forward." Dever said his personal belief upholds laws guaranteeing "full economic opportunity for all Americans, regardless of color, creed age or racial origin." In a prelude earlier in the day to Dever's keynote talk, National Chairman Frank E. McKihney said the Democratic party was one of peace and prosperity. __ "Never before," McKinney said, "have the forces of wealth arid privilege been so strongly mobilized for an assault on the things it stands for." Heart Attack Fatal to Joiner Man Hospitalized by Wreck Frank Felts, 50-year-old Joiner farmer, died early today In the Crittenden County Hospital at West Memphis where he had been receiving treatment for Injuries received July 13 in an automobile accident near Frenchman's Bayou. Deputy Sheriff J. T. Wlgley of Wilson quoted a member of Mr relts 1 family as saying that Mr Felts died of a heart attack. Mr. Felts suffered chest and other body Injuries July 13 when the car he was driving was struck by a car driven by James Hardy Of Savannah, Tcnn., on a gravel road near Frenchman's Bayou. Following the accident, Mr. Pelts was taken to the West Memphis Hospital for treatment. His wire was also Injured In the accident but not seriously. Deputy Sheriff Wigley told the Courier News this morning that Hardy was fined S100 and costs tn Ihe Osceola Municipal Court the day following the accident on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. However, he said that Hardy has not been arrested again pending a further investigation Into t h e cause of Mr. Felts' death. Mr. Felts was born In Joiner «nd had lived there all his life, At the time of his death he w a s engaged in farming. Funeral services were Incomplete today but the Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis Is In charge. Besides his wife, he Is survived by four sons, Howard, Frank, Jr., Earl and Billy; one daughter, Barbara Ann; three brothers, J. w. Felts, J. H. Felts and Charley Felts, all of Joiner; three sisters, Mrs. F. E. McCord of St. Louis »nd Mrs. G. R. HSskett and Mrs. Maude Brewer of Joiner; and six grandchildren. THE ONLY GRAIN BIN WITH 6-PLY RIBS EVERY 22V, OF HEIGHT EASICST BIN Or Ali TO ERECT! •Stop in soon, while we stili have famous -SIOUX- Steel 9ra i n bins! DISTRIBUTOR Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1SOO Wcsl Main—Blytheville Phones 6856 & 6857 McMATH (Continued from Page I) miles east or Junction with 61 54 140. "Highway 181, Marie-north. 6.5 miles at $1QD,601. "Highway 14, Marie to Lepanto four bridges. $18.000. "Highway 136, from junction No. 40-east, three miles and one bridge, $7,740." , He said the following work is now under construction >n Mississippi County: "Highway 61, one bridge, north of Blytheville, 542,100. "Highway 18, Blytheville-west two bridges, 13.1 miles at S823.673 "Highway 17, Manila-south, 10.5 miles at $225,880. "Highway 61. Osceola to Wilson 11.1 miles at 5474,440." The following road construction has been programmed for Mississippi County, according to Governor McMath: "Highway 17, Manila-south, hard surfacing, 12.6 miles S440 600. "Highway ISO, between No. 61 .and junction with 137, 5.4 miles SI25.000." The governor defended his position on rural electrification 'and said that the high price of electricity In Arkansas is one stumbling block to obtaining new industry^ "EEA is not my idea of socialism'" he said. Charging that big poiver companies were not Interested in getting new industry for Arkansas unless they can sell the industries electricity, Governor McMath told the group that he had helped private electric companies get money with which to finance new construction and service, but that whin he tried to help farmers with IlEA extension, they turned on him. ' "I'm not going to turn my bafk on the farmers of this state," McMath said. "As long as I'm governor, I'm going to dig'in to help the people of Arkansas, not forcien stockholders." Turning to the state educational program. McMath termed the people of Arkansas, and the youth the "greatest resource of the state.' During the past three years, he said. Arkansas has made greater educational progress than any other state in the South. McMath said state aid to schools Is badly needed because many districts would be unable otherwise to provide adequate educational facilities for their boys and girls "It's just as important to educate the boys and girls of Arkansas as boys and girls of any other state" he said. Touching briefly on other points McMath said the state-is now In excellent financial condition. Arkansas now has more securities than ever before, he said, and the bonded Indebtedness has recently been reduced bv more than 52.800.000. Thanks Missco Men McMath said he is working for the progress of the state in different areas. In Eastern Arkansas, he cited hospitals, road building, natural gas and airbuse re-activation as major projects now underway to benefit the people of this area. The governor prefaced his speech by thanking -three Mississippi Countians for their work in serving on state boards during his administration. McMath named Jim Grain of Wilson, Faber White of Osceola and T. F. (Doc) Dean of He was careful in his report, and later 'in an Interview, not to identify the objects as flying saucers. He described them as "like falling stars without tails" but .added: * "In my years of flying I've seen a lot of falling or shooting stars . . . but these were much faster. . . They couldn't have been aircraft. They were moving too fast for that. They were about the same size as the brighter stars, and were much higher than our 6000- foot altitude." Another airliner, Capital - National Airlines Flight BIO, also reported seeing a light following it from Herndon, Va. to within four miles of Washington. Saul Pelt, an Associated Press newsman, said he saw a "flying saucer" that same night near his home at Hiver Edge, N. J., outside of New York. Blytheville as valuable members of state commissions. Grain is vice- chairman and acting chairman of the state Highway Commission White is chairman of the State Hospital Beard, and Dean is a member of the State Police commission. Calling for wisdom and courage MI state affairs. McMath reiterated his intention to do what is best for all the people. ::Most of you people don't have lobbyists In the Capitol." he said, "ami I consider it my duty to protect your interests." McMatb is stressing a 10-point program in his bid for re-election. The points on which he is basing his candidacy are as follows: "Continuation of present road construction program allocating road funds equally between primary and secondary construction. "Completion of Medical Center and the building of a Nurses' School as a part of the Medical Center. Seeks Nciv Hospital "Put into operation long range construction plans for building new Hospital for Nervous Diseases. "Provide an equalized educational I program for every boy and girl in the state. This means a nine months' course of instruction with adequate building facilities and a trained teaching staff. To retain qualified teaching personnel a salary schedule of at least S2.400 per year for school teachers with a bachelor's degree must be set up. "Complete the building of a modern administration building and barracks for the State Penitentiary. "Set up a construction fund for the state colleges and the University. "Continue to increase Old Age Assistance Brants In cases of need until national average is reached. "Repeal the law that permits utilities to increase rates merely by filing a petition and posting a bond. Rate increase should not be granted until the case Justifying such increase is clearly established. "Support of construction of all power generating facilities, whether such facilities are being built by private companies,or co-ops or the federal: government. "Ex-tension of rural telephone service to Arkansas farm families." Speaking to a crowd that undoubtedly felt the effects of the Democratic National Convention underway at the same time, and of the American Legion wrestling matches, McMath talked for only a short time. After shaking hands with the crowd and hearing some recits grievances against the state, he moved on to the American Legion arena where he was greeted by the cro%vcl and addressed the group for several minutes. Pappy Stewart and his Famous Family provided entertainment preceding the speech. County and district candidates again made brief appearances. One woman took the rostrum to speak in behalf of her husband. That was Mrs. William H. Wyatt. who spoke for her husband, a candidate for state senator. French Ask For More Aid WASHINGTON W>,_-The French government has appealed to the United States for an additional big sums to finance programmed arms production in France. Informed officials reported French Ambassador Henri Bonnet made the request yesterday in an hour-long talk with Secretary of State Acbcson. ANNOUNCEMENT I am no longer the owner or have any connection with the Siarvue Drive-In Theater on South Highway 61. WE MEET ALL PRICES WHOLESALE OR RETAIL HOT or COLD! A Slice or Truckload! , SPECIAL PRICES j|FOR PICNICS AND PARTIES BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET Blytheville Jly . . Sep . Nov. . Jan. . Mar . Commodity And Stock Markets- N«w York Cotton Open High lav Close Oct. . .,..,. 3MO 3672 3657 3G69 Dec. . ...... 3(j48 3650 3635 3648 Mar. . ,. 3638 3642 3627 363o 3023 3023 36W 3G21 New Orleans Cotton Open High Lo\ v close 3GG8 3670 3654 36B5 Dec. . 3644 3641 3633 3o44 Mar. . 3625 3631 3625 3635 Ma y 3612 3615 3612 3617 Soybeans High Low Close 3.3P1 2.27 331''3-02^ MS'; 3.00»i 2.88VS 2.80 2.37'* 2.00K 2.88 2.00'/. 2.91 t-i 2.BOV. 291U New York Stock! N Y STOCKS . A T nnd T .'. Amer. Tobacco . .. '. . Anaconda Copper Beth steel Chrysler '.'.'.'.'.'." Coca-Cola Gen. Electric .......I Gen. Motors '.'.'.'. Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central ' Int. Harvester .... J. C. Penney , Republic Steel Radio '.'.'.'.'.'.'.' Sncony Vacuum ...'.'.'." Studebaker Standard of N. J. '.'.'.'.'.' Texas Corp '_ Sears U. S. Steel ..."" So. Pae '/; Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS m OR-dJSDA)—Hogs 8,000, very active largely to shippers; all classes and weights 25 higher than Mori- day; bulk choice 180-230 ibs 22 7523.00; lop 23.00 new recent high- choice 230-250 Ibs unsorler} for grade and weight 22.00-22.75; packers top 22.50 but only very limited numbers; 260-300 Ibs mostly No 2 and 3 20.50-22.00; some 310-325 Ibs 20.00; choice 150-170 Ibs 2000--M75- 178-180 Ibs 21.75-22.7S; 120-140 'ibs i i.«o-ij-7Dj EO\VS 400 Ibs down 19.00-19.75; heavier sows 17.0018.15; hours 11.09-14.00; .good early clearance. Cattle 4,500. calves 1.400; tradlne low in opening; not enough steer: sales to test trend; few yearling | steers and heifers barely steady but most early bids lower; canncr and cutter cows about steady, but beef cows under pressure with few sales; bulls and vealers about steady, but vealers grading below good very slow; few lots good to average choice yearling steers and heifers 28.00-33.35; commercial to low good 24.00-28.00; few utilitv cows 19.00-21.00; canner and cutter 1^14.50-18.50; .... 154 57 3-8 45 3-4 .... 51 1-4 .... 17 .... 113 61 7-8 .... 57 5-8 .... 61 3-8 .... 195-8 33 1-4 .... 69 41 1-4 26 3-4 37 5-fl 37 3-4 80 1-4 57 1-2 57 40 Missco August Draft Calls Set 11 to Be Inducted, 60 Examined and 105 Re-Examined Miss Rosa Salibo, clerk of the Mississippi County Draft Board -said this morning that Mississippi County lias received quotas of 11 men to be inducted, 60 to take pre- induction examinations and 105 men, previously classified as 4-F, to be rc-cxamincd next momh. The August draft cmotas were received'by Miss Saliba yesterday The quota of 105 men to be reexamined Is the largest received by the county board since Selective Service was resumed. Miss Sn.llbii.said that the 11 men scheduled for induction next month will Jcnve for Little Hock Aug. 14 and the pro-induction examination quota will be broker: into t w o groups of 30 each, the first to leave Aug.^11 mid the second Aug. 20. The 4-P quota will be broken Into three groups. Miss Saliba said with 40 scheduled to leave Aug 7 35 Oil Aug. 25 and 30 on Aug, 2S. -5 Sent Today The board sent 25 men to Little Rock this morning to take pre-in- duciion examinations. Today's call was for 40 men but of this number eight were transferred to other boards and seven failed to report. The county's next call will be a can for 40 to be re-examined on July 30, Miss Saliba said. Leaving today were: Whites — Bobby Gene Mullen Tyroiiza; Lloyd Lnwson Koontz' Burdette; Walter Pnrnell Grndy Fnycttevillc; Jim Ray IlackeiV and Earnest Lee Hardy Lcaeh- ville; Samuel Robert' Duncan. Sterling Gordon, Binford Ercle Aycock,. Johnny Perez, Louis Lafayette Anderson Jr., Eric Lloyd Ray, Blythcville: Ray Wesley Palmer, Jack Marshall Vance, Manila: Perry Lcville Morris Etowah: William O. Powers, Victoria; Ervln Eugene Weeks. Luxora; Birl Elmore Loyd, Bassctt; Earnie James Wood. Darling Tice' and Charles Edward Porter Osceola. Negroes—Andrew Junior Louis Hollls D. Hlckm-M, OEceola; Ellja Junior Henderson, Annorcl- and J. B. Marlon, Luxora. Failing to report this morning PAGE THKEB Weather Arkansas forecast: Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight nnd tomorrow; not much change In temperatures. Missouri forecast: Generally fair tonight and tomorrow, lltle change In temperature. Minimum this morning—69. Mnximuni yesterday—102. Sunset today—7:10. Sunset tomorrow—5;03. Precipitation 21 hours to 1 a.m. —none. Total prcpicitation since Jan 1 —21.07. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—85.5. Normal mean temperature for July—81.5. Tills Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—16. Maximum yesterday—101. Precipitation January ! to this date—28.61. The Azores in the Atlantic Ocean are fiPS square miles in area. The islands belong to Portugal. were: Whites — Ai-vol Eugene Smith, and James Edward Page, Osceola; Clyde Junior Klutz, Tipton- villc, Tciin. Negroes—Dock Varnes. Marion: Willie Sanders. Cleveland, O.. and Gilbert Taylor and Olie Reed, Blythcville. First Telephone 1 Rote Refund Checks Mailed The flrsl of 200,000 telephone refund checks were mailed to Arkansas subscribers yesterday by Scuth- w-Ktern Bell Telephone Co. Phone company officials said from 8,000 to 10,000 checks will be mailed dally until all refunds are made. The mailing of refunds is expected to take until Aug. 20. These refunds are the difference In rates paid by subscribers since Sept. 21, 1950. and new rates which went into effect July 11. The company is required to make the refunds because of a Public Service Commission ruling which set rates below those In force since 15.50 when the utility posted a rcfundi-i' bond in order to place the higher ratra in effect. Federal and state taxes applicable to the difference in rates also will be refunded and each customer will receive interes on his refund at the rate of six per cent annually. Bell officials said customers need not call their local office, nbout the refunds as the checks are being mailed as quickly as they can be prepared. Read Courier News Classified Ads. RE-ELECT H. G. "CHARLIE" PARTLOW PROSECUTING ATTORNEY INTEGRITY, INDUSTRY AND ABILITY PROVEN Two Craighcad county Grand Juries in their final report lo Judge Charles W. Light complimented (he I'roseculing Attorney's office on the vigorous enforcement of (he criminal laws. Political Adv.—Paid for by H. G. Tartlow Chinese Reds Gain Old Baldy Air Force Plasters Area with Flames SEOUL. Korea W-Chinese Infantrymen today recaptured the crest of Old Baldy in the fifth day of a seesaw battle that has cost the Reds more than 1,000 casualties. United Nations infantrymen still held the Southeast slope of the bitterly contested hill west of Chor- won on the Korean Western Front. Bnldy overlooks both the U.N. and Communist main lines of defense. With the Courts Circuit Court: T. E. Halter and Margaret Halter vs. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, damages. ON THROUGH SCHIDUUSI JL, Enjoy cool, rcfrcihmg spring ™ weather oo every trip ihij summer by air-tonditioncd Greyhound SupcrCoach! It's so much more comforlablc than driving your car— jo much more cconom- it*l T too — and frees you completely from driving slrj in, traffic worries, car trouble and parking problems! C9tl SWIMS, TOO! 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