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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AKD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVIII—NO. 190 Blythevtll* Courier Blythevllle Daily Men Mlwinippl Valley Leader BlythevUJe Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1952 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Dug-ln Allies Repel Six Red Attacks on Central Korea Front $U',. By ROBEBT a TUCKMAN ^y SEOUL (AP) — Dug-iri Allied soldiers today hurled back predawn Red assaults on the Korean Eastern and Central Fronts. Several More Ohio Convicts Give Up Rioting Notes of Surrender .Flutter Down from Besieged Cellblocks COLUMBUS, O, — Several more surrender notes fluttered early today from four besieged cellbJocks ot .Ohio penitentiary, where 1,600 rioting convicts have been locked since Sunday. 'vWardeh Ralph W. Alvls said >n'early morning press conference he believe*! "not too many are holding out/' Heavily armed state s^ patrolmen and National Guards men still stood at their posts await ing a complete surrender. One prisoner hals rbeeh killed four others and a state'patrolman wounded In sporadic battling which has occurred since penitentiary in mates started a riot and fire Fri day night. Damage is estimated a almost a million dollars. The prisoners In cellblocks G,.H I and K haven't been fed since Sunday. They , were without hea during last night's near freezing temperature. Heat was 'turned on In the cellblocks today. The .Warden explained he was not trying to make things "as mis •rable as possible", for the men • The warden also disclosed be tween 600 arid 800 penitentiary in mates—the less violent type—wil he moved, to Camp Perry, on shores of'Lake . Erie'i •, Some To Be Maved Their evacuation y/ill "" possible for at I«ast^D£ rioting' prisoners to be .,._, _^ _ and when they i sui lender -^"Th locks on - their -own ; cells we're broken during rioting. Alvis would not say how or when the prisoners would be rribved.--Na- •tLonal Guardsmen were expected to do guard duty over them at.Camp" Perry. The warden said he .bad riot ; talked to the rioters since Sunday He would not say If he intended to try to talk to them It appeared as-if, h'e was awaiting for an unconditional surrender. , The warden;, would''not cohitynt himself as to the causes of the riot except to say, "I've been feel- See PRISON on Page 12 North Korean Communists aunched six attacks in (he Hesrt- ik. Ridge sector. Each was topped - ; cold despite unusually leavy Red artillery and mortar ire, H Chinese ; Reds on the Centra •'rout stormed all night long a! South Korean positions atop bloody 'Sniper Ridge. The ROKs beat back he final assault at dawn. The U. S. Eighth Army said Sniper arid nearby Triangle Hll vere qujeter today than at any Ime since the Allies launched thel Central Front attack Oct. 14. The mercury dipped to a bone chilling 1 degree above zero. Await Election News American soldiers huddlei around their radios, for the Jates news of the U. S. presidcntia elections. Most interested listene s Mnj. John Eisenhower, son o Lhe Republican candidate. .'* A battalion of North Koreans — about 750 men — powered the big gest Red "attack on the mountain ous Eastern Front. The Red slammed straight at Heartbrea Ridge, . . Allied infantrymen, fighting iron trenches and bunkers, stopped tl: assault cold in a three-hour batth The defenders estimated the killed or wounded more than 10 Red Koreans. •• Five Other Attacks Five other attacks, up to 1' men in size, hit elsewhere along four-mile sector. On the center, about 300 Chines Reds tried to.scramble to the to of Sniper Rifege during the nigh None -got closer than 100 yard A company of Chinese Hit a Allied buipost south of Pyoriggan on the Central Front early th morning^ They seized part of th hill, but lost it la counter a ttackin U.N. troops. American soldiers at the front some with 1 *portable radios in the bunkers—will hear -/a _ continubi 'stream of,election returns beami to them- over the Armed Force Nation's Voters Swarm to Polls MoreTkcm 1400 Ballots Cast ' Ret ° rd Voling In Blythevitle by Noon Today Blylhevllle voters were heading for the polls in record numbers at noon today after a busy morning during which more than 1.400 ballots were cast in the combined general-municipal election. Voters were marking their bal- loU on men and Issues from the national to the ward level today. By 12:15 p.m. toddy, a total of 1,406 voters .had gone to the six polling places In fllythcvillc— more than three times the number usually recorded by this lima on election days here. It was nearly twice the unusually large mid-day turnout recorded during the presidential election tu 1944 when Roosevelt defeated Dewey in the lattcr'e first attempt, to gain the White House. : By mid-election day that year, 190 voters had gone to the polls. In the 1948 presidential election, only 400 had turned out by noon. • As is generally true, the First Ward polling place In City Hall * • * * led Ihe ballots-cast tally. By 12:16, 380 votes had been cast there. Not far behind was the Third Ward box at the West End Fire Station, where 31 votes had been cast. f Other ward-by-ward votes totals as of 12:13 today: First Ward — Seay Motor Co., 163. Second Ward—Blythevllle Water Col, 265; Gill Pontiac Co.. 179. Fourth Ward—Moore Brothers Store, 98. * * * John Sparkman Gov. Adlai Stevenson WHICH WILL IT BE?—Millions of American voters treked to the polls today to select a new presidential team. . . Which will It be? . . . Republicans Eisenhower and Nixon? ... Or Democrats Stevenson and Sparkman? . . .All experts say it will be close and the entire nation awaits tomorrow .with anxiety. . . Sale on Marine Band Tickets Nears $1,300 Advance ticket sales for tomorrow's concerts ol the United Slates Marine Band edged toward the'$1,300 mark today. Clear, Brisk Weather Brings Record Number of Voters Out in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK (AP)_— Clear, brisk wcntlicr plus an apparent flame-hot interest in the presidential race resulted In early heavy-turnout of voters In Arkansas today and added weight to a predicted record balloting in the state. : . . ;The state's heaviest populated areas — PnlnskI County — was leading the way. A record 3,540 absentee * votes had been counted in the county by 10:30 a.m. , This figure. Robert A. Warren,, general chairman, pointed out does not include reports of all organizations which have been selling tickets. Some have not made a final se- port. They are to do so today. Last night, nearly 100 civic club members and band students rang doorbells selling tickets. Proceeds of the two concerts will go to the. Blytheville High'. School band. Houe\er 1 the Marine Band gets a guarantee of $l,7offrso"no" 1 proifts imely • patriotic significance and musual musical appeal in the life if our community, A "Now, therefore, I proclaim Nov. i. 1952, as Marine Band Day,'and do hereby, urge every Blytheville :itlzen to avail himself of this rare >pportunity to enjoy their glorious nusic." Gosnell Farmer Hit by Tractor W. A. Smith, 80, : of. near- Oos- nell, -was injured : this morning when he was run over by a tractor while trying to crankS It. ;.'<•He was taken to .Walls-Hospital 'by_ a Holt ambulance 'where the extent of his injuries had not been determined. . '. A physician said-that Smith was lufferihg from shock and could not be examined thoroughly yet, though initial examination indicated that he may have a fractured pelvic bone. ' . Men Plan .oan Meeting Officials of PMA To Discuss Program In Memphis Thursday MEMPHIS (IP)— Cotton men have Men called to a meeting here •hursday to talk over ;the 1952 otlon loan program with Produc- lon and Marketing Administration ifficials. The meeting was called yester- lay by John Dean of Washington, leputy PMA director. He Invited eading cotton/ factors, bankers, planters and PMA state and county ifficials. Dean said state PMA chairmen torn. Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee will attend. The conference is to explain the oan program now hi force-'and determine what changes .cotton men think are needed, he said. Weather , Arkansas Forecast—Fair, warmer northwest this afternoon and north FAIR AND WARMER • nd west tonight; warmer Wednesday; low humidity; variable wind: becoming south to southwest Wed nesday. Missouri Forecast — Fair tonigh and .Vednesday with winds.south westerly 15-25 miles per hour to night Increasing to 25-3S miles pe hour Wednesday; and shifting tc northwest over the northwest por tion Wednesday; warmer tonight turning cooler northwest portion Wednesday; lowest humidity 10-X per cent Wednesday; low tempera tures tonight In-40s; high Wednes day 60s northwest to the 70s south tast. • •;.. Minimum thte morning—28. Maximum yesterday—65. Sunset today—5:(u! Sunrise tomorrow—6:2-1. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 —none. Total precipitation since Januar 1—36.73. Mean temperature (midway be twecn high and low)—46.6. Normal mean temperature <o November—63.4. This Dale Last Tear Minimum this morntng-^Q. Maximum yesterday—40. Precipitation. January I to thi Both icscerls vdll" be at the American Legion Memorial Audi- .orium. , The matinee concert will begin at 2 30 tomorrow afternoon Superintendent of' Schools W. B. YlchoLson ' has announced that £hool children will he dismissed in ime to attend the 1 afternoon performance, which band director Lt. ?ol. -W. B. Santleirian prepares especially for students. Tile evening concert will be^in at 8:15. Marine Band-Da'y was officially proclaimed uy Mayor Dan Blodgett today. The proclamation reads, In part-. "Whereas, the United States Marine Band Is widely known as the foremost symphonic military concert band in the world, and Whereas the net proceeds will be devoted to Blytheville High School band, and 'Whereas this. Is''an event of Thanksgiving Union Service To Be Nov. 27 The Blytheville Ministerial Alliance held Its regular monthly meeting yesterday with a luncheon at Hotel Noble. The Thanksgiving Service Committee reported that this year's Union Service will be held at the First Methodist Church at 0:30 a.m , Nov. 27. The sermon will be given by the Rev. W. J. Fitzhugh, rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. In other business, a committee was appointed to Investigate the feasibility of conducting a weekly morning devotional for business men,' and a new member, the Rev. Joe L. Bean of the First Nazarene Church, was admitted to the Alliance. Dr. Alfred Vise, rabbi of Temple Israel, presented the devotional. Staff Changes Are Announced George Clark Named Wire Editor; Ft. Smith Man Joins News Staff George Clark has become wire editor of the Courier News replacing Claude. E. Sparks, Publisher Harry W. Hairies announced today Mr. Sparks has joined the Marshall, Ti j Messeng | desk hi Episcopal Church Mission Set Up At Carurhersvillc CARUTHERSVItLE. Mo. '_ An Episcopal Church mission was or ganized on a temporary basis here last night by IB Episcopalians from j Caruthersville. Haytl and Kennett who met at the First Presbyterian ! Church. The Rt. Rev. Arthur C. Lichtenberger, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri met with the group and appointed a mission committee. On the committee are C. E. Berry, Sr., chairman; Miss Etnlinda Reynolds, secretary-treasurer; and Mrs. Crews Reynolds, all of Caruthersville, and E. F. Verdel of Haytl. Four men volunteered to serve as lay readers and will be Instruced by the Rev. William J. Fitzhugh, priest in charge of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Blythevllle, who ateo was present last night. They are Dr. W. P. Pearson, Dr. J. M. Booker and Charles E. Berry, Jr., all of Caruthersville,,and James Morgan of Hayti. Tex , New s nger as cop> Head. | Mr. Clark h a ' been on the Cour ier News' new staff since 194 1 and during the past five, year has been 5]x>rt and farm editor. An addition to the editorial „ ™ . depart ment is <,eor B e Clark Geo ' rge Andm(m Mr. Anderson,; a native of Port Smith, Ark., Is a gradual* of Hen- drlx College. Conway. : •-. He completed a year of graduate study at the University of North Carolina. More than 6.400 Little Rock vol- =rs had . turned out by the. same line; North Little Rock polling tlaces counted 1.G29 by 10 a.m, In the northwest section of the itate, Ft., Smith and Fayetteville •eported heavy early, balloting ap- iroaching record proportions. Ft. imith had 1,492 voting by 10 a.m., compared to a 5,000 total vote In 1950. Fayettevilte had recorded 1, 000 voters by the same time, well ahead of tire 3,400-vote total in the August primary. And people were standing In line as was the case elsewhere in Arkansas. 1,679 In Jnnesboro Jonesboro, in east Arkansas, apparently was getting the .biggest early vote, 1,619 at '11 a.m., coin- pared' to a total of 1,284 at. the same time In the August primary Others/cities reporting sizable turnouts r within Hie first two to bbfiri included: ' 3,242 El Dorado 85. Biylficvllle.W ';' £1 'jtlg"art,-278; DeQueen, 440;'Mag- riblia, 1,000,> and Coriway, 540. A record 555,170 poll tax receipts were sold to Arkansans this year, Arkansas hasn't, voted for c Republican presidential candidate since it gave its electoral voles in 1872 to U. S. Grant — like Republican Eisenhower, a pro fessional soldier. But the state GOP, ably abetted by the DemooraUs-for-Eisenhower have staged one of the mos vigorous and best-financed cam paigns for the general In rccen political history this year. Todai tells the story of just how many Arkansans liave broken from an 80-year-old Democratic tradition. National Committeeman Wallaci Townsend last night said he ha a "faint outside hope' 1 that thi GOP will carry Arkansas; Stati Chairman Osro Cobb spoke o[ a! "outside chance." Democrats Confident But the Democrats were conil dent that their candidate, lillnoi Gov. Stevenson, would have litll difficulty In winning a majorit of the state's voles. Democrat! S« ELECTION" on Pace 12 State Gets New Taste of Winter; 12 Degrees Recorded at Gilbert By The Associated Press The lowest temperature co far this season in Arkansas was recorded last night when the mercury hit 12 degrees at Gilbert with the next to the lowest sub-freezing 15 at Fay- eltevtUe. • The U.S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock said other places in the state thai had temperatures below 20 Included , FHppfn 17 and'.Riit.«.<- vllle 18. Thf Bureau s,Md eight other points over the state ; reported temperatures in Uie 20's. Little Rock had 24. In BlvUievllIe a low ol S8 was recorded this morning, according to R..E. Blaylock. official wealher.ob- server for this area. Yesterday's high was 65 degrees,;Mr. Blaylock said. There was Jusl a trace of rain at W&lnut Ridge, BatesviUe, Newport and Augusta. No rain was forecast for today. ! Highest temperatures In Ihe state Included 70 at Arkartelphla, 69 at Queen Elizabeth Vows Friendly U.S. Relations LONDON (AP) — Young Queen Elizabeth II pledged "the closes and most friendly relations" with the United States today In her firs address to Parliament. In a setting of gold and scarlet+pageantry marking back to the first Queen Bess, the 26-year-old sovereign told a joint session of the Houses of Lords and Commons that friendship with the U. S. will continue to be a cornerstone of British policy. . The address, marking the open- Ing of a new session of Parliament, coincided with the U. S. election day. The Queen spoke from a gold and scarlet carved throne to motionless rows ot scarlet and ermine-clad peers and their hejeweled wives, grey-wigecd judges, and decorated ambassadors. Hopts for Peace On her left hand, about six feet away, and one tier below her on the three-tier dais, sat the Duke of Edinburgh on a plain little chair. The Queen declared "I earnestly pray that in Korea an early armistice will be arranged." She added: "When this Is accomplished the continued participation of my forces in this conflict will be, clear proof of my government's wholc-hearlcd attachment to the Ideals of the United Nations." Board of Trade Hen Closed Owe to Voting Blylhevllle'i Braid of Trade was closed today, as were exchaners MorrlUon, 68 at Dardanrlle and El over the nation which 'annually I Dorado »nd «7 M Newport. | close on general »I«CUOB datw. Hayti Youth Killed by Car Sixth-Grader Struck In Front of School Services for Harland Eugene Phi liber, Haytl schoolboy who w.- killed In a traffic accident Moi day, will be conducted at 2 p.! tomorrow at the First Bapti Church In Haytl. Burial will I Thursday' at Shelbyville, Mo. The 11-year-old sixth grade stu dent, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pai Phllliber of Hayll. was a nephew i Drs. Carl and Edna Nies ol Blythi vlllc. The youth was on his way horn for lunch Monday when he w struck and killed Instantly by a c driven by Hcrschal Mallett, a 28- year-old Hayti resident. R. W. Brooks, chief of police at Haytl. said young Ptillllbcr wa3 struck as he was crossing the street In front of the -school when Mallett, whose car had no brakes, ran through a red light and swerved to avoid other children crossing. Malletl has been charged with manslaughter and Is being held in the Caruthersvlllc lull, according to Sheriff E. F. Claxlnn. who said dial, a preliminary hearing will be held Thursday. *.."* * fecfion Sidelights — ke Defeats Adlai 184 to 141 As Lange Voters Go to Polls Oen. Dwlght D. Elsenhower today won the presidency of the Unlt- d States from.hts Democratic opponent. Adlai B. Stevenson, by a 184 to 41 vote—at Lange Grade School here. None of'the splinter parties stood' chance this morning as the.pint- zed voters cast their ballots. How- vcr, another Republican got a rite-in vote. One,; first-grader, despite all ef- orts to convince her that Sen. :obert Taft was not on the ticket, lung loyally to the Ohio Republi- im and "cast her vote for him. Miss Alice Marie Ross/ first grade eachei at 1/ange. was quick to add ic*-.politlcal "analysis ot the "elec- inh" 'returns; "These results aren't indicative of how.'parents-will vote." She then ited.the instance of a staurichly rq r lke youngster at Longe whose parents are known U> be rock- ibbed Democrats. (It's this sort of thing, a polit- c:«l observer complained later,- that not only complicates election' pre dictions init also raises hob \vith he genetic laws of. heredity and environment.) In pre - balloting. campaigning Irst-gradcrs Robert Kapp and Noel Driver (for Iko) and Gale arner and Tommy Gavin (for Adlai) made political speeches to other classes. From the Early Precincts First Goes to Ike POINTP. AUX BARQUES, Mich: (A'j— rTnfdilionnlly first to report and Reported from Every Section Forecasters Predict 55 to 60 Million .Ballots Will Be Cast By The Associated Press Voters got out early and in droves today to make their great decision between Republican Dwiuht D. Eisenhower and Democrat Adlai Stevenson as the 33rd man to become their President. As the final crescendo of a furious campaign died away only a few hours before the sunrise-opening '"of • some polls on the Bast Coasl, the outcome of a see-saw battle between entrenched Democrats and office-hungry Republicans was in doubt. While the' world looked on In some 55 million of the ; 75,519,735 eligible voters were expected to turn out In generally mild weather to decide basically either with the Republicans, that "It's lirne for a. change" or, with the Democrats, that they "never had 'It so good." Across the nation', the story was the same almost everywhere:' voting so heavy that,election officials in state after stale called It unprecedented. Many polling places had long lines from the opening." It wr.5 Plain a-record Uotal of ballots was going into the making of .the verdict, of the Republican argument that "it's ; time • for a change" and the Democratic contention that Americans "never had It so good." Some forecasters predicted 55-60 million ballots. The ca^,t in the past was 49,8'>{),312 in 1940 when Democrat Franklin ,'D. Roosevelt -defeated Republican Wendell Wlllkic. Though the outward scene was similar everywhere, the big mystery was \vhat was going on behind the curtiins of the voting booth—did the big "vote mean traditionally ^Republican, .ln!s little eastern •.Michigan* village ; lost no time U>da>. starting' the OOP j.filcet ami presidential candidate DVtght D. Elsenhower oft with a 15-0 vote. In 1913. the vote was 14-0 for Governor Dewey. t Stevenson Gels Seven CATALOOCHEB, N/C. W—This Haywood County precinct high up In North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains reported all seven of Its registered voters cast their ballots for Adlai Stevenson in today's election. Four years ago President Truman received all seven votes. Two Pemiscot Cities Schedule Franchise Vote Special elections have been called in two Pemiscot County, Mo., cities to vote on granting 10-year electric power franchises to Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. of Blythcvlllc. , Meeting last night, the city councils In CaruthcrsvIHe and Portage- villc set late-November dates for the voting. Carulhcrsvlllc'3 election wnss et for Nov. 25 and in Portageville the balloting was scheduled lor Nov. 24. The utility Is seeking franchises In Southeast Missouri towns It has been serving In order to enable It to borrow money at a inorc favorable Interest rate. No franchises arc being sought In Arkansas cities as Mhcy already exist at these point. 1 ;. It Is this program of complelely- franchlsed operation that 15 behind Ark-Mo's offer of an Increased annual payment to the City of Blythe- vllle based on interest savings. Two (o One GOP SHAIION, N. H. (!P) —Dwight D. Elsenhower today carried this small village by better than two-to- one in what was believed to be the nation's first balloting of the 1052 presidential election. Forty six of sharqn's 48 eligible voters save the Republican nominee 32 votes to 14 for Adlnl Stevenson, the Democratic candidate. Ike Leads At Home ABILENE, Kas. (/T/—.Of the first 44 votes cast In Dwight Eisenhower's home town in today's general election, 39 were for the Republican candidate for President. The early voting was heavy. Circuit Court Recessed; To Resume Tomorrow Criminal Division of Circuit Court was in recess today. A 24-man panel of Jurors was selected yesterday. The court in due to resume tomorrow with Circuit Judge zal B. Harrison presiding. Vote Split PAHOKEE, Fla. (/P) — Brown's Farm, the first Florida precinct to report its returns, today split Its vote at four each for Elsenhower and Stevenson. Two absentee ballots remained to be counted. These ballots are counted when the official canvas Is made Friday. State's Forest Fire Situation 'About Normal' LITTLE ROCK t/p, — state Forestry Division' officials here said today that the forest fire situation was "about normal." However, they added that fire fighting forces are being kept alert because of the continued tindcrlike dryness of the state forests. There were 53 fires reported extinguished in south Arkansas yesterday. One major fire In the El Dorado area, covering about 1.000 acres, was reported still burning this morning. landslide for Iko 1 ' a? Republicans hoped, or "a sweep for Stevenson" as'Democrats wlsfied?_'< % y The result may be known around midnight (EST). tonight or, if the voting Is extremely close, perhaps not until sometime tomorrow The last of the polls to close, some on the West Coast, will be open until n p m (EST) As usual, a scattering of smaller precincts got in all their votes and made a count soon after the opening' hour. Sharon, N. II., First Sharon, N H, bidding to be first in the nation, had all its votes by seven minutes after midnight. The count: Eisenhower 32; Stevenson 14. Four years ago, the vote'In Sharon was 21 for Republican Thomas E. Oexvey,- four for Democrat Harry Truman arid two for Progressive party candidate Henry A. Wallace. Eisenhower and his wife, "My Mnmie" who campaigned .by his side, were among the early voters in New York City. They got their ballots In at 7:35 a. m. (Esl), and wont back to llieir home at Columbia University to await the returns. . Stevenson was in Half Day, III., to cast his ballot. President Truman voted early at Independence, Mb.,- and left on his campaign train for Washington. Mr.s. Truman and their daughter, Margaret went to the voting place with him nnd got, their ballots in right behind his. Despite the intensity of feeling aroused at many places over national and local Issues, there were no reports of disorder In the forenoon hours. Fourteen Texas Rangers were sent to Alice, In Jim Wells, County, however, because of concern that the heat generated In a. local political fight there threatened the peace. Texas Is one of the traditionally Democratic southern stales that the Republican hoped to capture, and the way bath sides were getting out the vote was illustrated See KGCOKU VOTE on Page 12 U. S. Jets Accost Red Plane Over Japan But No Shots Fired TOKYO Wi—Fur East Air Forces headquarters said two American jets today flew alongside but did not fire on an LA-11 propeller driven fighter plane with Soviet mark- Ings. FEAF said they met over northern Japan. Neither the two American F-8'l Thimdcrjcl.1 nor the Russian built fighter fired any shots, FEAF said. The »ir force said Ui« Communist | anes* territory. plane was flying over the Nemuro peninsula of eastern Hokkaido, the tame area In which an American B-29 was believed shot down by Russian fighters Oct. 7. FEAF said the plane with Soviet markings flew oft toward the International boundary between .lapan and Russia and tile F-80s returned. to their base without leaving Jap-i Inside Today's Courier News . . . Carl Snavcly and Red Drew reported- on way out . . , Sports . . . Page 8. .'. . . . . Society . . . Tage 4. ... LITTLl LIZ— Whether o hen loyj on egg of o nwn lays c cornerstone, there's sure tobeo speech, ^ ^NI«

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