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ARKANSAS AND SOUTHKA8T M1B8OCHI NEWS Blythwlll. Courier UN Readies For Fight on Lie Question Bitter Struggle Seen Between East and West •r OSGOOD CAB.UTHEKS UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The big powers were imported today squaring away for a closed door struggle over a successor to U.N. Secretary General Trygve Lie — if one can be agreed on. The Russians are said to be anxious to get Lie—whose extended tour of duty they have bitterly opposed for two years—out of the way as soon as possible . The Western powers are not in »uch. « hurry, but they feel the problem of whether to accept Lie's resignation must be settled eventually. Diplomatic sources said aecret Informal talks may commence early next week. Little has been done about the problem since Lie dramatically tendered his resignation to the General Aseemblv Nov 10 under growing pressures of Soviet enmity on one side and U S investigations into alleged Reds 'among American members ofv.fhe U. N. •tatf on the other. Lie said he was offering to step down in the hope that his action might help brinsr peace to Korea Supported Korean Action The bulky Norwegian, who as first named to the job in February, 1946, Incurred Russian opposition . by supporting. the U. N. action in .Korea. When, his five-year term expired . in November, : 1950, the powers were unable to agree on a successor and the. veto-free General Assembly extended Lie's term a further three, years. All delegations have been so en grossed In the debate and behind- the scenes maneuvering over the deadlocked Korean armist'ce queii tioij thej have had little time for anything tlse. That problem will reach its .(Umax Monday «hen the Assem bly'i" Political rcomfntHee is—ex See UK on Pare > Truman Okays Resignations Of 2 Staffers WASHINGTON tf) — President Truman his accepted the resignations, effective Monday, of Robert T Crensey as assistant secretary of labor and W John Kenney as dep- utj director for mutual security Creasey said he will administer'a welfare fund sponsored by the APL Seafarers' International Union, Atlantic arid Quit districts, arid employers. • Kenney's letter of resignation offered assistance to Harold Stassen, who will succeed W. Averell Hsrri- rnan as mutual security director in the administration of President- elect Eisenhower. -Creasey's letter assure Truman that despite criticism by "prejudiced news agencies and people who have no desire to be factual," history would record him as a great president. Weather Arkansu Forecast — Snow or freezing ruin this afternoon and to- SNOW night, turning to rain south portion this afternoon. Sunday cloudy, rain In north and east portions, not so cold southwest portions. Lowest tonight- 24 to 34. MiMoari Forecast— Snow ending northwest, portion this afternoon, becoming partly cloudy tonight with MIOW northeast, changing lo or becoming mixed with sleet or freezing ruin east, central portion and sleet or freezing rain south, ending In southwest portion tonight; considerable glazing likely southeast and south central portion; Sunday mostly cloudy with sleet or freezing rain extreme southeast; a little colder west and north portions tonight «nd Sunday; l ow tonight near IS northwest and 25 to 30 extreme •outheast; high Sunday mostly In *6s. Minimum this morning— 29 .-Maximum yesterday— 30. • Sunset today— 4:50, Sunrise tomorrow— 6-411 Precipitation 24 hours to T «.m. — .2 Inch tmowi preclplt '" on <lnce J»nu Mean temperature (midway between high ind low— 29.5. Normal mean temperature for Kovember— 40.2 Thfe Diie ia at Y «r Minimum this morning— 31. Ma sim" m yestcrdav--54. Precipitation January i to this BLYTHEVOJJB, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1952 EIGHT PAGES era DOOMED RED GUERRILLAS — These Red guerrilla prisoners, most of them manacled, are doomed to execution after trying a desperate Jailbreak following their capture by newly constituted Republic of Korea volunteer National police The police are waging a grim, little-knosn -aar nith guerrillas behind UN lines j»ided by U S arms and advisers, the ROK police have killed 13,000 of an estimated 40,000 guerrillas In 13 months. This Is one of the pictures taken by IJfe photographer Margaret Bouike-VVhlt* (AP Wlrcphoto) Eisenhower Names Lodge to Head U. S. Mission to United Nations todaj he Foster Dulles announced the appointment for Eisenhower publican presidential nomination and campaigned hard for him. He failed to be reelected to the Senate in a bitterly-contested race in his own state of Massachusetts, however. Dulles said in the announcement that Lodge would be "one of the administration's principal advisors and representatives in the formulation and conduct of foreign pol icy " Austin', former senator from Veri mont, -:has ( expressed a desire to retire from" {he y N oost 1 -^, <";, Dulles conferred today »ith,Prti-" ident-elect'. Dwight D. Eisenhower at the general's New York home.' Sitting in on the conference'be- tween Elsenhower and Dulles was Arthur H. Vandenberg Jr.v who will' be secretary^to the general after'he takes office. Tomorrow, the general meets with three college presidents—his brother, Dr. Milton Eisenhower among them-apparently to talk about the structure of government. The group includes two men who worked on the Citizens Committee for the Hoover Report That report, along with others, is being studied with reference to the type of- administration Eisenhower is -, considering, Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire sairt recently. Adams is to be the President's assistant in the riext administration. In setting a schedule for today and.Sunday, Elsenhower broke one of his own rules. Aides reported, recently, that he hoped to-keep his weekends free of work from now on. . He planned to take time out, however, to watch the Army-Navy game on television. Eisenhower said he couldn't get to Philadelphia this year. ' Meanwhile, there, were no further Indications about the time of his departure for Korea. All details of the trip are meshed in a tight net of security measures. Eisenhower probably added . to his information about the Far Eastern situation, however, in two conferences yesterday. He was closeted for several hours with Gen. Walter Bedell Smith, chief of the Central Intelligence-Agency, and with U. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, who wrote the Important "Wedemeyer Report" - on China and Korea. No Advance Announcement Neither appointment was announced in advance. Neither Smith nor Wedemeyer stopped to talk to reporters; as they entered and left Eisenhower's headquarters in a downtown hotel. The press secretary disclosed no information about the subject of the talks. The "Wedemeyer Report," which was suppressed for several years by administration officials, contained passages predicting a Soviet move against South Korea If American troops were withdrawn. Eisenhower quoted from It In several speeches during his campaign, using the report to bolster his argument th»t administrate ders" brought about the war. Late in the day, Elsenhower also had a conference with Mrs. Clare Boothe Luce, former Connecticut congresswoman. playwright and a See EISENHOWER m P»fe » /nside Today's Courier News . . . Nich»i««! HSU nns »th. Wic polkta . . . i.iufe headway In KlnOn; n«n|t»!t' ant-' . . f* gt 5 . . . r»ft Z . . . made - f\ 1 i t \ . , rarade Monday to Launch Community Chest Drive ice Head Veteran Law Officer Picked to Succeed Lindsey by Cherry LITTLE ROCK pence officer and _ A veteran original mem- a member of the Arkansns Hangers has been named by Gov elect Fran cis Cherry as State Polic-e dlrec- tor He Is 43 year old chett of Little Rock Lindsey Hat Hatchett BljUieiille's whirlwind 10,3 Community Chest campaign to obtain funds for a dozen educational and welfare organisations will be launched Monday afternoon with a parade m which each of the benefiting igencies will be represented. More than 2oO Bbtheulle citizens*-who will participate in the high ipeed flrne will meet at 1 p in Mon-- -i the >£tr<*, BXMH at to Orf-Tuesdayf the'"driTe, for ««,15 will get.-under way—and Chest officials hope the sum can be rounded up in four hours. The volunteer workers will solicit contributions froin 10 a.m. until noon Tuesday and again- from 3 un- til.5 pm. Monday's parade, in which each agency.beneflttmg from Community Chest funds will be represented, will be lead by the Blythevllle High School Band and will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday has been set aside for clean-up calls and final reporting. Chest Campaign Chairman Alvin Huffman, Jr., has stressed that success of the short, fast campaign will rest on attendance of volunteer workers at Monday night's meeting. Boys' School, Prison Staffs f To Get Checks LITTLE ROCK Iff — The State Auditor's office said today that employes of the penitentiary and Boys Industrial School for Negroes will be paid for the Nov. 14-Dec I period. . . The payrolls had been withheld temporarily because State Auditor J. Oscar Humphrey said the two institutions already had spent more than Iheir slatuatory limits for this fiscal year. . Deputy Slate Auditor B. E. Friday said today that Gov. McMath Issued a proclamation late yesterday relieving the heads of the two Institutions of any liability from spending more than Ihe proportionate of their appropriation before the change of administration January. McMath'.i action was requl.*. u by law before the payrolls could be released. 10 Deadlocked 5n Choice of New President Reuther't Forces Reported Gaining Upper Hand in Fight By XORMAN WALKER ATLANTIC CITY HV-CIO lead- r» remained tightly deadlocked loday in frying to choose a' new eader, but forces backing Walter Reuther seemed lo be gaining an upper hand. Top officials of the labor organ- zatlon kept busy In a series of ilosed door conferences seeking to :enler on u successor to the late ?hlllp Murray «s CIO president. Rculher, 45 year-old red-hatred iresldcnt of the ClO's United Auto Workers, was vying for Ihe lop lob with Allan S. Hay wood, 64- year-old CIO executive vice president. Both camps claimed growing strength, and seemed head for a showdown fight for the CIO lend- trship at the big Inbor federation's ionvcntlon, which opens here Manlay A number of. the CIO leaders wanted to avoid any public clash. Thev weie trying to prevail on both sides to come to an agreement that would prevent any open spilt and thereby possibly endanger the ClO's future. . s One of .these "peacemakers" was Jacob s Potofsky, president of the ClO's Amalgamated Cloth- ng .Workers Union who told newsmen after a huddle ending at midnight "I'm hoping for a meeting of minds, for- unity's sake. If it should come to pass that we can't do that, then we'll have to have an election fight." Steel Supporting Hay wood The \CIO's two biggest unions, each claiming more'than a million members, are (he steelworkers and the auto workers. The auto union was in Reulhei-'s corner, while steel was supporting Haywood. These two unions make up the bulk of the ClO's membership estimated at around, five million. We maneuvering' was mainly to lire up the other,'smaller unions on. one side or the other. Reuther i to be nicking away the unions Haj wood ceeds Herman Lindsey who has served durm s the 4 year admin istrntion of Gov McMath The new director announced yes terday that he expects to submit a revised budget for the Department that would reduce the total personnel to around 144 from th( present 162. He said that he would recom mend employment of 84.troopers and reduce the Investigative division. • Member of Rangrra Hatchett said that with fewer men it would be possible to pay higher salaries to those remaining. Lindsey would be retained in sbmi capacity although Halchett rtes cribes the outgoing director as "i personal friend." Hatchett was a member of the original 13-member Arkansas Ran gers formed In the I030's that later became, the state Police. He served in the two groups for seve ,-, ,»( raner tc FBI, ' he u. < Icavin 5 n ,\ the department, a year wlth the In the Security Division of Interior , or in „„„.. ^j „ " ~" -••"••"" "" » The plane has been diverted from uv,^ r 7 aS en * aBert m s <=curity Sidney to Brisbane and an auto, L^l""!* 111 .' ? ca " moblle h w " itin e ^ the airport to Lieutenant (j. g7). Ho has bee • See HATCHETT on Page g _.tofsky made it clear that the efforts,, to Iron out the conlio\eroy will probably continue right up to the convention and perhaps c\en while the convention preliminaries are under way. The 46-member CIO Executive Board convened today, bill It was not expected a group so large could accomplish much on the presidency fight. This' is the same resort .city where many milestones In the ClO's. stormy 17-year history were established. It was here IhaVthe CIO was founded In 1935. It wa here, too, where John' L. Lev/I through a dozen years until death several weeks ago. Sister Kenny Sinking Fast; Doctor Says SYDNEY, Australia (if) — Sister '" " ls memo, i-neips art Elizabeth Kenny, famed polio nurse 'hat his proposal would not critically ill with coronary throm- to ftn V excessive price Incre SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Night-Raiding US Superforts Strike Red Supply Centers Near Manchurian Border Engineers Told Base Funds Will Be on Hand .Corps of Engineers offices in Little Bock were assured yesterday for purchase ol additional land for reactivation of the air base will be on deposit In Blythevllle banks when needed. Scattered reports continued to come into the Chamber of Commerce office today leaving goal. It is believed that . . . about a $10,000 gap to be closed between .the total reported and the — — ------ ^ u ».,..« a last inlnule cleanup will bring the total uu to 5100,000. • '. . Actually, the money, was to be put in escrow by Dec. 1. . However, yesterday's conversation "with the engineers indicated thai it will be al least, a. week before they will Initiate action to acquire the land. Engineers have said they will start advertising for bids on the Jll.OQO,- 000 project sometime after the first of the year. Their spokesmen have. Indicated that preliminary" contracts may be let during December. In order to make the field large enough to accommodate the heavy troop 'cnrrier plnnes that ove to be based here, the engineers specified extension of runways at the north end of the field. .Tlits necessitated purchase .of the 190 acres by the city. On Dec. 15, citizens will vote'on a. $125,000 bond issue to be used for purchase of the land. In Ihe event It passes, It will incnn a mlllage reduction slated to go into effect In 1953 will be sliced by 1.8 mills. Should the bond Issue cany, those wlin have contributed to the base fund will be refunded their money. Putnam Labels Lifting Of Controls Premature' WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to lift wage-price controls generally within BO days placed the nation's usststant price stabiliser In opposition to Ms bosses today. Edward F. Phelps Jr., assistant* of the Office of Price stahillza- .. _ _ Huffman Man Found Sane lion, sent his suggestion yesterday lo Economic Stabilizer 1 Roger t,. Pkllnarn, who called it "premature." Phelps's memo_ uiged de'control by^-Nfaich- 'I ' of "all" consumer goods and services, Including food and with the possible exception of Ihe major refined petroleum-products." It recommended lion of price controls on items j Farmer Must-Face " Trial for MuVder ', • ' Robert L. Brandon, 59-year-old conllnua- Huffman farmer, charged with the ".. ,.1 '"o", -,-,.••••.;:•- on items "ret. degree murder of his wife In used directly in the defense effort, their home at Huffman Nov. 2, has '" . . • . . - txcn rC l UraCci lQ th( , count y j n |, here to await trial after Arkansas All wage and salary controls should then be scrapped, Phelps added, because "ordinary equity would not tolerate continuing comprehensive wage and snlnry control If nearly all price .controls were suspended." ' Putnam turned thumbs down on the suggestion.. I n a statement telephoned from his home In lere, too, • wnere John L. Lev/Is «='<=j"'""eu noin in surrendered the CIO presidency to Springfield, Mass., ! Murray in 1940. ^ ne future of the w.*«,c ^ u .,i, u ,a Murray went on to lead the CIO program Is under study, adding:' Putnam sa whole controls . Is sinking, the latest bulletin from her bedside said early today. Sister Kenny suffered a turn fo the worse Inst night. She Is unconscious, her right side Is para- Ij7/ert and she is receiving oxygen continuously. An airliner bringing supplies if a new drug, trypsln, from a New tonight. Sister Kenny's physician, D. John Ogden, expressed doubt, however, In time. . whether it would arrive " «• to the Kenny home In Toowoomba, 85 miles from Brisbane. "Would Be Premature" . 'Undoubtedly the time will come when this con be done, but us of now and for some time It would be premature." Phelps* immediate boss, Price Stabilizer-' TJghe Woods —whose resignation becomes effective today—Is against any decontrol. He recently cnlled for tougher price curbs than the law now allows. In his memo, Phelps argued lead ases In the near future. Rather, he said, it might tend to hold down the cost of living, A veteran of wartime controls, Phelps helped organize the OPS. His proposal came as the Petroleum Administration for De- Tense satd it has recommended higher ceiling prices for west coast oil as a means of boosting production, The PAD stand was In reply to a request from price officials for a review^ or applications by Standard arid Union Oil Companies 'of California. Both firms are seeking higher ceilings for crude and refined oil products.' The OPS said It may reach a next two weelcs. decision In the Snow and Sleet Blanket State as Winter Makes Early Entry The Associated Press Arkansas got Its first taste of real winter weather yesterday, when snow, sleet and sub-freezing temperatures blanketed the north, west and central sections of the state. In Little Rock, the U. s. Weather th»t administration "blun- Bureau said that the eastern and v w. .,._... . t southeastern portions could expect the same treatment today. Snow, the first of Ihe winter and a litfle early for Arkansas, struck first at Ft. Smith In the northwest, and that section bore the brunt of the storm. But Texarkana In the extreme southeast; 'Fllppin in the north; Little Rock In the centra] section and El Dorado in the south all were hit by snow or sleet or both. Temperatures dropped below freezing throughout the state. The low yesterday .wns 11 at FayeUe- vllle, and the highest minimum was 23 at Pine Bluff. Smith first reported s-iow, at Ft. 2:H yesterday, , twfoM nightfall the city was covered with an inch of flakes. Two inches were reported In the city at 10 p. m. Pay- etteviile. lashed at 3:30, recorded a little over an Inch. Hljhwaj 71 Clogged U. S. Highway 1], main north- south artery In the mountainous northwest, was blocked until late last night by snow and ice from Alma north to Fayettevllle—a distance of 49 miles. Traffic In some cases was halted, and in the good sections moved like cold molasses. Mt. Oaylor In the Boston Mountain range of the Ozarks was all but Impassable, until cleared by Highway Department workers near midnight. In the northern section, Highway 65 Just south of Harrison was blocked by snow late last ntght. Bus company hendquarlers In Little Rock said they were sending their buses through the area, but that the vehicles were as much as tore* «wi i hair hourt behind tohcd- ule In some cases. At least two Crown Coach Co., buses were stranded In the storm—one at Winslow on Highway 71: the other at Fayettevllle to the north. Sprlngdale, Boonevllle, Waldron, Winslow, Danville, and Alma all In the northwest reported snow. In the north, Harrison, Batesvllle, Newport. Searcy and Walnut nidge all reported up to an Inch of snow. tn the southeast and south, the frozen precipitation mostly appeared as slenl, but Hor>e and Warren reported snow. • Texarkana reported 8 trace of snow yesterday afternoon, but sleet soon took over. El Dorado, Pine Bluff, Stuttgart and Forrest City atso reported sleet. ATI Inch at l.lttte Rock Central Arkansas fc-lt the Icy Wast In full force. Little Rock, Uot Springs and Sheridan lecorded up fco an Inch of snow, and sleet fell in Little Rock late last night. Only EHM Arkwuu Kcaped UM snow and sleH last night. At 8 p. m., Paragould reported clear skies and cold. The sky was reported overcast at Joncsboro, but no precipitation had been sighted. The extreme southeast corner of the state apparently was spared even the effects of low temperatures, as compared with other sections of the state. Victor Edwards, a druggist al Montrose In Ashley County, snld * trace of rsln fell about 8 o'clock. He described the temperature as "not so cold." Power and communication facilities apparently came through the season's first severe weather without mishap. Both Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., «nd Arkansas Power and Light Co., reportod last night that they hud received no trouble reports. The forecast for today was occasional snow and frozen r» I n, turning Into occasional rain In the south this afternoon, some sleet was forecast for the north Sunday •vlUi oootinned low Stnte Hospital him sane. authorities found Following the brutal shooting in which Ruby Price Brnndln, 47, was killed by three 12-gnuge shotgun blasts Into her head nnd body. Brandon \vns. sent to the Slate nienlal Institution for a 30-day observation period to determine'his sanity, - . In a letter to (he sheriff's office here, Hospital Superintendent Cleve O, Odmn said, they had "found him to be without psychosis." The date of'Brandon's trial has not been set. VP Blood TesHng Clinics to Start in County Tuesday Blood testing clinics aimed at locating and curing venereal diseases cases In Mississippi County will begin Tuesday al Number Nine The series of clinics at various -----points In the county will continue C!UI5CS until DCS. 13. In January, the State "*" Health Department's blood testlnz unit will return to Mississippi County for another week's scries r,f Raid Is Third Largest of Korean War "r SAM SUMMEKLIN SEOUL (AP) - U. g. Sup- erforts blasted Communist airfields witin cannon shot of Manchuria arid struck at other sprawling targets farther south last night in their third biggest night raid of t h e war > Poily-nine B29s from Okinawa inrt Japan teamed up for the lUkes, 34 of the big. bombers Braving heavy antiaircraft fire and Red fighters to Smuiju and Uiju i extreme Northwestern Korea Fifteen bombed a big supply complex at Haeju, a marshaling yard at Hnmhung and Communist bat- .Icfront positions. Low-flyinsf B26 bombers swept >ver the targets ahead of the Sunerforls to knock out searchlights and antiaircraft guns. How- sver, searchlights from across the Yalu Hiver, in Communist Man- ilumn, fingered , the dark skies Par East Air Forces reported th« .uperforta aimed at the targets by •adar and results were not oi •served. Pilots reported, "We go* 3Ut of thcio quick " Fighters Resist A handful of Communist night lighters rose from their big bas« at Antung, Manchuria, and at least one, cut loose at the SuperforU -with its guns. Most of the others appeared to be making non-firing passes, however. Allied losses, if ' any, will be announced In a weekly report. -• u Mo], Jack w. Doliohan of' st Petersburg, Fla., reported seeing a hair-raising missile—or, possibly a defective shell or debris blown up from the' target. / "H was a ball' of fire with • la-fooftair of-.naiiie: i'rid Ittftssed In fiont ofx'our bomber,"--Dollohan said. '. , , • In addition" to blasting the 'airfields, the-Superforfs mined 500- pound bombers on a huge commu- - nicallons center at Uiju and repair shops at.BInulju. Uiju Is seven miles northeast of SInuiju. • Both are within two miles of the 'winding Ynlu boundary''between Horth Korea and Manchuria. The Superforts' greatest night raid of the war was last July 30-31 when 68 hit the Reds. The second biggest ivos July n-12, with 65 planes. Artillery In Action On the battlefiont, Communist aitiliery and inoriar barrages slammed into Allied positions on the Central Front with Chinese infantry attacking Sniper Ridge. The Eighth' Army reported the assault ->- by some SO Reds — was smashed before dawn. A smaller group of Reds probed Heartbreak'Ridge on the Eastern Front. In its weekly assessment of damage, the Air Force reported U. S. Sabie Jets downed three Communist MIGs, probably got another and damaged a fifth up until Friday night. Three Allied warplanes were lost — one a Sabre, in air combat; a jet fighter-bomber to ground fire; and a propeller : drtven fighter- bomber to operational The Air Force said 930 Commu- Sce WAU on Page 8 tc.sts. At Number Nine Tuesday, a clin 10 will be conducted from 9 tint! 11 a.m. at the white school. From noon to 5 p.m., a clftifc will b< held at the Negro school there Oi Wednesday, the unit will be a Rcgenoid's Store at Aimorel tron 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blaze Damages Negro Residence on East Main Blythevllle Fire Department au- swered a call at midnight last night to rental property of Charles Abbott on East Main. About one third of the roof \ burned when sparks from a flue , Ignited the shingles, Fire Chief Roy Head reported. The house was occupied by unidentified Negroes. Christmas Feature Strip Starts Monday "The Little People's Christmas," a fanciful Yuletlde story In comic strip form, will begin Monday In the Courier News and continue for three weeks. A story of how the Little Ones build toys for Santa and then stage a Christmas celebration for all the animals in the Valley of the Small Ones. Tills feature-was drawn by Walt Scott, NBA cartoonist. Red Feather Calendar December 1-2-3 Dec. 1 Community .Chest Parade 4:00 p.m. Kick-off banquet. Hotel Noble, 7:00 p.m. Dec. 2 Solicitations — 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 Clean-up calls, final reporting. Just Three Days— Prepare to, do Your Share LITTL£ LIZ— ... Toy nxinufocturers ore showing mink coots for dolts'this Christ-- mos. Dolls always hove liked mink coots. »H«I

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