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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS — < THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF N - XLVIII—NO. 10J Blytheville. Courier Blytheville Dally Newj Mississippi Valley leader BlythevUle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST AKKAKBA»_AND SOUTHEAST MIHBO1HII BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1S52 TWELVE PAGES BIG LAKE BOOSTERS—Members of the Big Lake Booster 1 ! Club, composed mainly of residents of Manila and nearby towns, are shown on their visit to Osceola- yesterday. The caravan, consisting of group members, tourncd Mississippi County yesterday to support candidates having the club's endowment. Approximately 120 people participated in the parade, and about 50 cars made the tour, according to R j McKinnon. club official. (Courier News 1'hoto) Biggest Shell Plant Runs Out bf Steel WASHINGTON (AP) —A shutdown of the Armv's largest shell-making factory emphasized today the developing crisis in defense production resulting from the steel ifl-strike, now in its eighth week. Secretary of the Army Prank* Pace announced yesterday that a shortage of steel has forced the closing of the Chevrolet plant in St. Louis, which makes about half the Army's 105-millJincter artillery shell casings. Pace said the shutdown will "seriously affect the production of finished shells by next month" \vhen the impact begins to reach the shell loading; plants. "Of necessity," he Said, "it will continue to affect the production of finished shells for several montlis thereafter." The plant, employing 2,000 workers, is operated by the Chevrolet Division of General Motors. Already, the strike over wage boosts and a compulsory union shop demanded by the 650,000 members of the CIO United Steelworkers union had curtailed production of aircraft and automotive parts vital to the defense program. . With no end lo the 52-day old dispute In sight, Presidential Assistant John R. Steehnnn con- tinned telephone conversations Uj v.-tlh union and industry spokes* men. He hoped to find some basis for calling for new negotiations. Meanwhile, a government-named task force of five steel industry executives proposed a formula for getting industrial production under \vny when ths strike ends. Priority will be given defense orders. Formula Outlined The six-point formula, announced by the National Production Authority (NPA) and expected to be adopted with little change, calls tor: 1. All military orders- accepted for delivery through November to be filled by Nov. 30, if the -strike ends in time. 2. Military orders on which delivery Is needed by Oct. ] to be pushed under mandatory priority directives to the mills. 3. NPA to require each mill, starting Oct. 1, to earmark a specific tonnage of its output solely for the military and atomic energy programs to prevent overloading of a few mills wilh defense orders and creating local shortages for civilian Use. 4. Tightening of inventory controls to prevent nny hoarding of steel. it 5. No change in the programmed "Collocations of steel for the fourth quarter of this year, but adjustments to be made in the January- March quarter of 1S53 for those who cannot get the allotment tickets honored this year because of the shortage of rnetni. 6. Allotments of steel for fourth- quarter delivery to be made valid for delivery as late as January or February next year. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy with scattered thundersiiowers in TARTLY the extreme northwest portion this 'Old Baidy' Kit Hard by Allies BarHe-Weary UN Soldiers 'Dug-ln' 100 Yards Under Top SEOUL. Korea op) _ United Nations planes and artillery today seared the crest of "Old Baldy" hill where a Chinese infantry company overlooked the Allied main line of defense. Battle weary D. N. foot soldieis were dug in on two slight extensions of the southeast slope of the western front hill west of Chorwon They were about 100 yards below the crest. The crest of the battle-scarred hill h?s changed hands <e\cr& times Gince the Reds opened their B»" drive for the height last Thursday.; ««l night, u. N. troops were pushed ''"" off yesterday. Front line officers estimate the Reds have suffered more than 1 300 casualties in the see-saw fighting Allied losses were not announced. City Regains Hot Spot Title; High Is 105 BlythevlIIe regained IU off-again, on-again status ns the state's hottest spot this summer when the mercury jumped to 105 yesterday during a one-day revival of the heat boomlet here. While Blythevllle residents were keeping a wary-eyed silence during past weeks, the city had lost its unenviable distinction tvhile cooler fronts moved over Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. To- cta}'. most were hop lug that yesterday's high wasn't the forerunner of « new string of 100-plus temperatures. Newport and Paragould recorded 103-degree rnaxinnims yesterday to tie for the second place spot. Close behind were Arkadclphia and Walnut Ridge with 101 degrees each. Other highs included: Little Rock and Pine Bluff, 100: Batesville El Dorado and Ft. Smith. 98- Camdcn and Dardancilc, 97: Morrilton, 96 and Texarkana, Plipnin and Fav- ettcviiie, 05. Why You Should Cast Your Ballot (Three Blytheville civic clubs, Kiwaiils, American Legion and Junior Chamber of Commerce, are engaged in crealing Inrcrest in voting. The Jaycees have as!:ed a number of prominent citizens to make brief .statements in which they give their views on thc importance of voting. The Courier News will publish statements in the interest ol stimulating voting.) By ItEV. KOY I. BAGt.EV (Pastor, First Methodist Churrhl In a popular magazine there appeared a full page advertisement that was shocking. The picture was of a man who wrnt to vote and was confronted by an ugly-looking soldier with a gun who told him just how to mark his ballot. The privilege of voting our convictions is £afegu?rd- ed by going to the noils every time there is an election ol officers or an issue presented. There are those who constantly expiei their fear th; L subversive men Kev ! r n— _-... lal« from us our w a y of li» e There is a danger of losing our American way of life but Ihe gravpjt danger is not from without—it is from within. Great nations of history have perished but their downfall started in the. Laxity of its citizenry. As long as Americans go to the polls at id vote their deepest convictions, America will be preserved. A vniri for selfish interest is a traitorous vole and adds danger to the well being of our country. God blesses America through the integrity of its citizens. To prostitute tile privilege that belongs to each citizen is to sin against America in Hie gros^s:; way. If we would preserve our way of life and make it grow in its influence, then we must be conscientious as we make onr way lo the polls. Stay awny and there is no recourse. Dare we betrr.v the trust of our dead 'vho have given their all that this privilege might be ours? Election Judges, Clerks Selected For Missco Vote Democrafic Group Names Officials For First Primary Election judges and clerks for the Democratic preferential primary ; a Mississippi County Tuesday were'.e- ccted yesterday at a meeting of the County Democratic Central committee at City Hall here. The polls win open at B p.m Tuesday and close at 6:30 p.m. In Bl.vtheville, polling places will be as follows: Ward one, Se.-iv Motor Co. and City Hall; Ward Two —Goff Hotel and Gill Motor Co- Ward Three-West End Fire Station; and "Ward Four, McCaim's Store. The township box for Chickasawba township will be located at the Court House here. 1 he list of election judges and clerks follows: Burdelle Judges — HoiHs jumper, Lloyd Koontz, Duane Easley; clerks _ "'" Chris Tompkins, Mrs Jim . jeorge Kale Mrs _ ) o Tompkins; alternate judges — Vaud Broihers, Joe-Ellis: ,i nlterns''i cities — Wts v <3 "is Tom Callis. Fletcher Luxora No. 1 citv Box-Bowcn Building: Judges - w. H. Meadows Harry Stanford, Edward Tea ford- clerks — J. M. Majors. Edith Mn- Danicls; alternate judges W. L. Hanna. E. R. Bryan, R. c. Langston; alternate clerks — Dave Richards, G. A. George. Luxora No. 2 Township Box- Houcks Cotton Office: Judges — A B. Rozcll, R. L. Houck, Bobbie Dyess; clerks — Mrs. A. B. Rozcll, E. J. Baker. Willie Tate, P;*rcy E. L. Stanfield; alternate clerks — Bennett, Ambrose Tcaford. Frazier. H. B. Anderson. Zck Follard; clerks — W. P. Ellis, C. a. bcrt Lynch. J. L. Millican, c. W, Hoover: alternate clerks — G. N Floyd. Herman .Smith. Monroe Osccola Town-1'i'i. Lesion Hut- See ELECTION JUDGES on Page 2 Democrats Plan To Unveil New Platform Today Compromise Plank Inserted on Issue Of 'Civil Rights' CHICAGO lf> - Democrats, In a surprising display of harmony, planned to unveil their new platform today. It contains a compromise "civil rights" plank. While there always is a chaiu-e lor a good tight at any Democratic National Convention, a coalition of moderate Dixie-Yankee leaders appeared lo be in control at this session. The tentative drafts of two key planks-foreign policy and labor- were handed to reporters last night Rep. John W. McCormack of Massachusetts, platform chairman kept the 19-mcmber drafting committee working until dawn before a series of voice votes and then applause signaled agreement on thc compromise. 2 p.m. Meel C'.-illri! McCormack aske-l the 108-member full committee to meet at 2 p.m.. Eastern Standard Time to go over the draft word by word Much closed-door mancuverlm; and a conference at 4 a.m. with Chairman Prank McKlnncy of the Democratic National Committee preceded the final agreement on the draft Taking part In this were McCormack, Sen. Herbert H. Lehman of New York and Philip n. Perlman, v,-no recently resigned as attorney general. Special Apncal Hliilcd It is believed that McKlnney made. a special appeal (o Lehman for party harmony and compromise to avoid any party-splitting battle at (lie convention. "This Is a real step forward" Lehman (old reporters who had been kept at a distance from the closed-door sessions by jiolfremen "It is a much stronger plank than Lehman said he still might seek some amendments hi the full committee or possibly on the convention floor. Sen. .John Spartman of Alabama chief spokesman for Sotlthcrn"rs at the session, chimed In that he too. was "not completely satisfied " But Snarkman indicated lie plan-~ tight: •,<!•.. .who! I helped frame the SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Democrats Achieve of Harmony NorthandSouth' Ticket Rumored •/'plank said it Is „ 1948 section that convention r ciV.. ,, revision' o'f plunged the national into a bitter floor bad.., Democrats Roller! Many Southern Democrats bolted that convention. The new plank was said to promise Negro and other minority groups equal opportunities to .vote and work, security of person and an end to discriminations based on race, color, religion nr orifjin It avoids specific proposals tluit bare proved offensive to South- ioins are best handled at state and local levels. Also softened were demands and other Norlilcrners for a fol""h 'anti-filibuster plank" calling for revision of Senate rules. Instead, under n section on "government reorganization," the plank in general terms proposes improved congressional lav-making machinery without specific mention of 'filibuster'' or Senate rules. I „-. ,^» l GETTING TDK FEBL-Yoil might Ta^Ylwt^lT'u^m^T'mr^-'' ardson (left) nnd Emery IRhoity) Francis are getting the fed" of their new Jobs. They are two of the Blytheville Khvanians who will sell newspapers In downtown Blylbevillc July 28 for the benefit of crippled and underprivileged children. Here Jimmy and Shorty arc shown practicing their sales talk on each other. (Courier News i'holo) Fbor Fight Is Started Ove/ Seating of Texans CONVENTION HAW,, CHICAGO Wj-The Democratic national convention Leaded into a floor- light today over efforts to unseat an anti-administration delegation from Texas. mltlee the William Proxmire of Wisconsin laid before the delegates a minority report, objecting to the Credentials Committee's recommendation thc Tcxus slate headed by Gov Allan Shivers be seated. The Credentials Commillre voted 30 to 13 last night to scat the Shivers group rather than a pro- New Deal delegation hcnried by former Rep. Maury Maverick. The Democratic National Com- Hoyf ChaHenqes ?Sy5TESliS»5S^=«r»? Sen. Beorden'o Lcochville Debate Inside Today's Courier Hews ...Osceola News...Starr Gazing.. .Page 9. .. -Sports.. .Pa^e S .. .Society... F'aRc I. .. .Markrts.. .Pase 1. ...Holt is tlic "old pro" amon^ i^ulmrnatorial aspirants... P.T.;C li. .. .Knvuni.ins >>ut rt l^ttntly: Vrte or keep ^To:itti Shut" . . . editorials . . . Page 6. Fufbright to Be Nominated Today; Talk Mounts for Vice-Presidency ,r™VI£ A h<?h f ^,,-~. B ?,! Til ' lg some mu> Derations of the Rcconstruc- .--'.--- nlarA.nlH, "£*' Ar 'I tlon Finance Corporation, uncover-, places a native son-Sen. J. j ed various irregularities am! forced ! Anti-American Feeling Rises — Iran Mob Screams 'Death to Ex-Premier' s =-uK .^i-vrfSir^rK mecl Qavmn am! anti-American fcelm B rose in Tchr'm in hSuTS l± hammeti W °™<"*"'« '«'«* trilpi!" S yA 1 S CB S;-T'"a^| (tl | PrCmle ,i, belWMn *™«».trator s and the , m ™*™?™ wSr^^* """ '— «"">" -™««c'.l puled boss of linn as a result of |"__!-. pllt that lo " at more Monday's violent outbreak which j swept Qavam from his briefly held ! Henry K. Hoyt of LeachviUe cnn- didalc lor state senator from Mississippi County, today both "invited nnd challenged" Incumbent Sen. J. Lee Bearden. who Is reek- In? re-election to a debate in the home town or lioth candidates The debate, Mr. Hoyt said, would he part ot a sound truck sncatdr.e tour beine conriuctori bv three cnn- didnles—himscir. Gene' Braiilcy ot Bl.vtheville. who is rmmh,./ for in favor of . Today's dispute broke out early in Hie fifth session of the convention niter the main North-South controversy — over a loyalty pledge —apparently was settled by n coin- promise. Truman Keeps a Secret WASHINGTON W>, _ President Truman kept his choice of a Demo- crnlic presidential nominee a secret today—at least in Washington Presidential Secretary Joseph Stevenson Leads; Truman Indicates He May Support Him CONVENTION HALL, CHICAGO (AP)-fThe Democratic convention achieved a new air of harmony todav under While House signal calling and party veterans pressed for a Slcvenson- boiitherner ticket which could sea) a North-South union for the November election. Intervention by President Truman's staff had calmed the once-raging North-South. battle over a "loyally pledge " There were signs, too, that Trii- imn might give his open blesslnu to Oov. Adlal Stevenson for tha presidential nomination before tha convention gets around tonight to calling the roll of states for nominees. Secretary of Interior Oscar Chanman, «-ho has been a Truman emissary at the convention, had a breakfast conference with the II- liiiol.s- governor. They met In the apartment of Ed. ward McDougal, a friend of th» governor. Chapman Asked Meet H wa.s learned that Cliapmaa proposed (ho meeting. As to the convention machinery it was clear the party wheelhorsea were back In the driver's seat and out to name the ticket. They were talking first of Ben Richard B. Russell ol Cieoreis It* a running mate for Slevensco U ' Russell, In bidding forVlhe to* spot has said rcpentedly\th»t he didn't want the vice presidentiU See OKMOCIiATS on Page I «, 'GiveWHef Talk Is Awaited Truman Promises Early Decision On Nominee Choice WASHINGTON W _ President Truman today promised his home slate delegation choice of early decision a Democratic All county candidates have been invited to participate in the sound triKk speaking tour. Mr. Hoyt ^aid and may do so by paying their portion ol the expenses. The pohtirnl sprertics ir viJJe will bcsin a t 8 o'clock Similar .slops jire scheduled ,.,, 4 , , tomorrow nlcht. Dyess Friday nlytheville Saturday tii^ln Joiner Monday night. The speak-1 ,. a . r IIIK here will take place at theUklin I Court House. ' . .....,~L,. v , ,v i oL-crcinrv Joseph on ins en Miort sultl he "knew of no plans" presidential nominee and then f^ 1 ,™.'. 1 .™, . U> . make *''™» 1'1» '»'"«' I" >™->: ™ the "give 'em hell speech he plans to make in Chicago later. Ju-it when he'll let his alternate Tom J. Gavin, ana the Missouri ueleuntes know his preference for a successor was added to the list of White House secrets. Out presidential spokesmen acknowledged Truman talked by telephone yesterday with Sen 'Hennings (D-Mni and would not Inks issue with Henniiigs' statement [a reporters in Chicago that the Pros- idem would pass along thc word today. 1'reMdenl Stuvs Ahratl The President kept up to tha minute an convention procedinss preference of a nominee todny and adtlri) "and ti ra ( Kw , tor tomorrov . See TEXAS on f':i B c 7 Three New Polio Cases In County Three new polio case.-,- ha'.-,- been The rn.cs, all of which Dilaliml and definitely dl; IKilio. are from Manila Richie. Two of the rr^es Manila, and Mrs. Pill sa '| the rases )i;id contact .......„., |,, VA-VUlIl^.-i hos- - trough association reports as """ ana ins own television set. But West; '^ ( ' J ° u '.is every indication that he are 'vcm' Wi >s several jumps ahead on every I none of \ ""'" through telephone reports ••viEii llie[' roj 'i his personal contact men at | the convention. Manila cases are hosi;itali«- i Wherever there was a smoke- Tr'im-." nun was - , IUX on IV-,r Memphis. The One I'riMK the total of h , M.inilri cases are hosi,it:ill«- I Wherever the \' " "' lpi "'«f<""<' Comimmt'v Ho.- ; tilled roe,,, a \ ]M: ' 1 slu: Mltl ' a » d "ic Wesi RjcirJ ' Set TIU'M ' 1 tin- county this year to nine. W. Fulbright—in the race lor the i orM changes in thc RFC administration ! Umtc<1 He also Is nnthor of bright student exchange 1932 Democratic presidential nomination. . --- , Undpr no illusions Fulbright wl!l. U M S ,,v afternoon, in the northwest and i emerge winner, the delegation nev- i Under extreme north portions tonieht ami I erthelcss Is backing him to thc ! which purchased stiralu<f 11 s In thc north portion tomorrow. No i niu - j goods set aside the monev die Ilils important temperature changes. I ," We n "ve no second choice." said ! country for a student fund The Missouri forecast: Pair north and i Clyde Brown, Hot Springs, head of i fund finances studies of US s'u ' tonight and! tn « *™Vf steering committee.- ] dents in three countries and'ford-n seat nnd yesterday's decision'of the '- W til I I s-> i ~ ' S'ir^^fir^ You II Have Chance to Wield Ballot in Four Days; Here's Outline of Voting Procedure T " C :inli - Amc "«n '«ling .stem- j met! from growing belief that the had supported Qa- j vam, whose announced inlcntion to the Tul- I scok a •'•"c-ltlrinent with Britain had program, l Io »chcd off the rioting. partly cloudy south tomorrow, with widely "scattered I ^"'bright Is In the nosltiotr of j students in"tii<TUnited' pfi/«; tlumdcrshowers south tonight and ,' bcl "? nominated for president and • wh.ilcv to'e "lli'm .,-,1, at thp snine Hmp l-mii,,, »)*,-.-,,--A.i cooler west and north. Minimum this morning—68. Maximum yesterday—105. Sunset today—7:OD.' Sunrhe tomorrow—5:04. Precipitation 21 hours to 7 a m. —none To;al precipitation since Jan I —31.07. Mean temp?rature imiriway be- tv "it h.xii and low- ^In. r.'ojmnl mean temperature fur July-SUv This Date t.ast Vc;ir Minimum this morning—78. Maximum yesterday—100. Precipitation January 1 to this dale—2E.61. mibri-ht' is to be nnmli-i r- s to e nnm f» vice pre.lderu. He-and several! Storm WhMc,v. ultlna e others - have been mentioned as, from Siloam Sprinrs W c '" ' ,. K.KH.U House Bt:d now Is on his second 6- | Since the ,»„,„„ by | thai the- American Judge on the' I World Court had voted againsl the! majority ruling upholding Iran's' I conlentioij ih.-U tho court h;id no I i jurisdiction over the British-Iran-; inn <li.-.piite. I delegate Tira '" : 5r croud Jamming the aley put ""cient Ark Mosque in Tehran's- •ics on his 15-mimite bazaar section was told today Qa-l ay. vam had been arrested bux had I with Fiilbright's ex- escaped immediately after. Uncon- : thc d"lf;ation plans firmed reports persisted, however. ion for him. Fulbright ; thai he was being held by police links there should be . -oulb of Die capita], " : The Democratic primary Is just four days auny. You may have alrradv madi up your mind as lo how you will mark your ballot. Helped bv election Judges and clerks, the r.irr- a?e voter does not find casting his ballot a difficult matter. But just how much of Ihs election procedure arc you real!-, familiar with? This review of election procedure may help yov; vote n-ith a better imrlerftandlntr of the processes invohcd in srlc:t- int; public officials. Primary elections are conductor! by the Democratic Party In Arkansas but are governed by r.evrr- al state law.= . To be eligible to uite. you n ust hold a poll tax receipt rtatrjr! prnr to Ocl. 1, 1951, and mu-,1 meet re.Mdence requirr-menl". Ho^(\i-r, 11 you arc a ' m:\ideu \o:rr"- a person who has bc;omc 2! after April 10. 1051—an affidavit to this effect will serve Ihp same p:jrpo_.e as a poll tax receipt. VOU ALSO must have been ft resident c4 Arkansas one, a rrsiricnt of the county six months and a rcMdc-nt of your ward, precinct or township for 31) (bv.-, Tims, a person who meets elate an<l county redden.o rrq-iirn- mcnts but who lias moved to a new ward and resided thcrt only 20 rtay.i could iiot vote. Where you \ 0 te depends on where you live, ir you reside in the city limits of BlythevlIIe, for instance, you can only vo 1 ? at the polling place in s'our varrl In niyihcvlllf. Ward Otic inclui:,-s that part ol t!\e city from Railroad anil Division .Streets. \Varrt Three Is (hat arra from Ulvi,ion Street west, and Ward Fo'.ir is thc area w<*t of 21M Slrccl and foiith of ,\r;iln .Street. II you rr.Mdr nut.kide the ror- lioriMc limits of a city bill, within (ho township in «h|cii the oitv i« iuf.Hcd. \(tn tii.-i.-t vo«. at ,i :owi^- ship bnx established especially for such voters. Kor c.xampte, circiiit cludse 2^1 Harrison resides in Chic'nasnwba Township. In whicn Blythevillc Is loralcd. but outside the city limits. He can't vo;c in O'.p eitj- as he is not the rc'i'"r>' of any «„<]. He can vole. hoV- r'-rr, nt the Ch.'ck-asawlm Tri-.\n- siiip box. Conversely, no rr-i.'rnt cil n ward within a'rity can • cto a I H toiinship box-. Township boxes will be loiMnl here and in Osceola L'IS ,1-1 Joiner. Mnnila. Lcnchvilic Doll' and Keiscr. (Locations of ' :•,..•'„.' fhlp boxes In thrse town-- and ritif-,- are included in the iiM of election clerks and Jiulees nub h>hcd in today's Courier \>v -. > Ms 4-H Candidate i Jua Taylor of Lcachvlij? \,^i?\ riiiv wns r\n:itiiintcd for vuvnr:.; cfcnt o^ thn Norviv.-i--• [)!:;• ric; c i thf -Ar;:;';',--,"!S -t-U rii-i-s h-;-, \\? pl.utd in r t t(imii.' i uon -i' hi- f,". : Mem. N'ortli Missis !;TM C'ii',rt^ ; The .^t:itr 4-H r.|c cri . m , . u ir,?: conduv'rrci in h'.>nu\'.; ..£ r of thr cluvnii: '!• i nu.i] 4-H Club c;i;r.^ . I",''' 1 :! 1:1 l-'aycttp-'iTo this \\r>' ] Mure tluin 1.027 delegates i • tondin^ the nippi. aiici tlir ,\r\ I or^auiza'Lon consi-t-- of iv>\>. • i .'fi. f :oO tnotnbcr.i. T1;c nice*ii\ ; cud c6;norro\v ni'cht. \LITTLE LIZ^- ~ ha'.e l:dcn WHK.V v»u oo to the place, it is a good idea t ymir poll i a!! receipt or ' voier" afliriavit with you. Vote— nre suppOM-rl to be listed in |vV,l Inx boov.s. but names are s--mc- units iti.Kivcrlantiy omi!i,ci Al the pollini; pbro. y, M , ido|,t|. Iv .loiirtelr to nlcciio'n ofi.-i.ils ir.rie. They will record your nam? and check it against Ihe poll biok lijlin?. Your name is wrii- tr-n down oppa^ite a number which is duplicated on a slnb alt.irhed Set BALLOTING on Tage J Thfi man in the moon con never otfracf as much attention os o lody in the sun. ^^

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