The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 1, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 1, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS - _. . THB DOMMAJfT miMPAMt np W^K^MKAM* "^^ i^^mmm V w |^^^ House Probers Check 'Alarming' n By B. L. LIVING STONE TwoBlyfheville Residents Held In Divorce Case Alma Cain, Ray Swiney Held for Forging and Uttering Legal Paper Blylheville persons. Miss uraay. ons. s Cam and Ray Swiney wer *! r h toreer * and ««">•' . n f° rm »«°n' Hied by Prose Attorney H. G. Partlow sat • * Rep. Clarence J. Brown, Ohio newspaper publisher and a veteran Republican political strategist was slated to be the first witness before a special committee Investigating campaign expenditures. In (he coming week, fh« committee plans to hear from other experts who have "encountered the problems that arise in a video- era campaign," said Chairman Hale Boggs (D-La). Among them are Republican National Chairman Arthur Buinmer- field. who has been named by President-elect Elsenhower as the next postmaster general; Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell; Ally. Gen. James Mc- Qranery and James L, McDevit * ar ses filed against ans u n conn ecU°n with a now voided divorce obtained by Swlnej from his wife, Mrs. Kathry Bwlney. last May. . Released on $1,000 bond each the pair will face trial at the Aprj term of, the Mississippi County Cir cuit Court here. Prosecutor Partlow said the state will .seek to prove that Miss Cain a notary public, with the aid and encouragement of Swinev. forced Mrs. Swmey's name to n waiver o appearance and notarized it so tha Swiney could obtain a divorce with- out his wife's knowledge of it. The Indictment charges : Swiney • food salesman, with forgery ant uttering The latter charge is based on his claim at the dilorce hearing that his wife's signature on the waiver was valid, Mr. Partlow slat ed. The divorce, obtained In chancery Judge Leon Smith's court on the strength of the waller was voided- earlier this fall when Mrs Swiney -filed suit and succeeded in having It nullified These arrests bring' the total to .four .persons now facing trial in Musissmpi Countj for alleged fraud in obtaining di vorces Air Base Fund Still Growinq C. of C. Is Optimistic About Reaching Goql : ; Money was still coming in to th city's air base_. fund today and Chamber of Commerce officials were optimistic over having a $100.000 bank account when final reports are In. Actually, the total was only about tlO.OOO short of that figure this morning. , , • Next move In getting construction of the $11 million base reactivation under way will be up to the Corps of Engineers office in Little Rock. They have-made-assurances that actual construction is to get started shortly after the first of the year. On Dec. IS. Blytheville citizens will vote on a $125,000 bond Issue which will be used to purchase the 190 acres of additional land needed for reactivation. . In the event that the bond issue Is approved, donations made "by businessmen during the~ fund ca'in paign will be refunded. . TWELVE PAGES MAROONED GIANT - Railroad workers dig away big drifts across the tracks six miles southwest of Dodge city, Kans., as they work to clear the way for a stalled Santa Fe freight train, trap- " „*>> Ped bj the deeply dilfted sno* of an earlj M inter blizzard. A snowplow on a relief train later arrived to free the stalled train. ( A p Wirephoto) League fo director of labor's Political Education. "Jet-Stops" Added The recent campaign adde< jet-stops to the whistle-stops an expensive TV rhetoric to the fin -ride chats," Boggs said. "The enactors of laws whic were passed in 1925 and 1939, were the ones under which w are presently operating, could no have foreseen these drasti changes in campaign technique and the alarming costs of thes techniques." The committee Is reviewing th adequacy of existing election law covering limitations and handlin of campaign expenditures with view toward recommending pos sible changes lo the new 83rd Con gress. *3 Million LImtt Under the present law. thre nilltoh dollars is the legal llmi a national . political organization may spend in a jenr That is the amount such groups as the Repub lean and Democratic - Nationa Committees, may spend. But theie is not limit on the lumbei of campaign committee uch as Citizens for So-and so and-jthe,liv.e and these may fi nance television appearances o )ther campaign activities Th money, these committees spend does not court against the nationa committee's three-million limit. There are separate rules for pending in senatorial and con n'essiohal campaigns. In announcing the . hearings 3oggs said estimates of spending n the recent political campaign art between 50 and 100 million ollars, and the number of spe- ial committees into the thousands Weather \Arkansas Forecast—Cloudy with occasional rain; continued rather OCCASIONAL RAIN cold this afternoon; warmer tonight and Tuesday; lowest 34 to 40 tonight. Missouri Forecast— Mostly cloudy tonight, preceded by occasional drizzle extreme east this evening; Tuesday considerable cloudiness, followed by occasional snow-or sleet beginning west iwrtlon by Tuesday evening; not much change In temperature,- low tonight 20s northwest to about 30 southeast; high Tuesday mostly In the, 30s. Maximum Saturday — 30. Minimum Sunday— 29. Minimum this morning— 29. Maximum yesterday— 35. Sunset today — 4:50. Sunrise tomorrow— S: 49. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m .80 inch snow. Total precipitation since January 1—40.58. Mean temperature fmldway between high and low — 32. Normal mean temperature November— 50,2. This Dale Last Vtar Minimum this morning— 38. Maximum yesterday— 65. Precipitatlofi January 1 (o date— o5.02. for thfe Blytheville Man ! s Injured in 3-Way Wreck A Blytheville man, Theodore on g. was injured in an automobile ccident involving three vehicles on outh. Highway 61 Saturday night Listed as "not" serious" by hos- Ital nutrorlties. Mr. Lo ng suffered roken rihs, contusions of the left houlder, body bruises and possible tner injuries. Mr. Long, riding with his daugh- !r-in-la«', Mrs. Jack Long, 326 ast Kentucky, was Injured' when Mrs. Long, forced off the road to avoid hitting another car struck the concrete building of Hester and Sons Grocery. The wreck stemmed from a collision shortly before. Officers Gilbert Mann and Melvin Glllts said Tommy Frnzier of 501 Broadway drivmg , i95j oidsmobile. north on ?r,f,k W "d , 8I> C °" i<Il:tl Wlth » P ane " truck driven by an unidentified Negro who drove onto the highway In f • then * '" e In front of • him. The truck came'." ^ ihK " m from * Prazier began to chase the truck, u turn to officers and In leaving, made t1le nl S T »y, ocer l In doing so, he blocked the path of Mrs. Long's car, forcing her to leave the road * fK- Was ch "S eci ln Municipal this morning with reckless drliing and- driving without a li- Blasts on Fire Siren to Signify Launching of Brief Chest Drive f n Editorial— ' Ckest Drive Speed Hinges on You Tomorrow, in the finest American tradition, the citizens of our commumtj will be.ghen the opportunltj to respond lo a worthy human: morTthTn^aw' 1 ' 0 ' 110 " 0 * ' S C0mmumty Clwst ^ m B»U«viUe"and sjmbol of the united appeal *: **' These solicitors who B n e voluntanlj of both their time and means, should be receded ssrapatheticallj and geneiouslv They are attempting for the f,r s t time to put our citj s Community Chest o"r in just four hours - 10 a m to noon and 3pm to 5 -,^!r 0 »" f ° r th ' mi ne « 33ar '' P r °8ram to be a success the cobp- tnttae ag taeh »dmd™i matt-tie xmght in mur w»ys. Bi '"""""• <- .Only two solicitation periods have been scheduled. First of these two- hour periods begins at 10 a.m. and the other at. 3 p.m. Some 300 volunteer workers are to begin making calls at 10 regardless of weather. . "The 12 youth, educational and welfare groups which depend on the Chest for funds can't postpone their'programs which begin a new year 'in Just one month," Chest Campaign chairman Alvln. Huffman. Jr., pointed out this morinng. ''And r want to make a special appeal for workers, to keep this in mind Despite the fict that tomorrow., promises to be another cold darip dav we can not postpone the campaign as scheduled ' Gardner chairman of Lie Gets Legal Backing For UN Red Firings By A. I. GOLDBERG UNITED NATIONS, N. Y..(AP) — The I opinion today to back up firings by Secre ive been Reds. : erguson Wants Veteran Affairs Group Appointed WASHINGTON W)-Se n . "Feign on (R-MIch) said today he wil re&s for establishment of a Sente Veterans Affairs Committee in he new Republican-controlled Con ress. Ferguson said In a statement he as "considerable hope" for a fa orable action. He introduced a esolutfon to set up such a commit- ee In 1951 but the Senate never onsldered It. Veterans legislation' now Is nan- led by a separate Veterans Affairs ommitlee In the House but In the enate it goes to the Finance or « Labor and Publjc Welfare com- our Bonds Forfeited or Drunken,Driving , Four cases of driving while In - xlcated resulted in bonds forfelt- 1 on each charge in Municipal ourt today. Bonds of 4120.25 were forfeited [wo Men Killed, One Missing As Explosion Rocks US Tanker r!!I OK T2 ( 'f>- T »'° men were killed nd a third Is missing in the ei- Plosion,>nd tire that crippled "e "• f-Navy tanker Ashtabula at 5,-uebo yesterday. The newspaper Asaht said Jan^ f r," '" SaSeb ° WPOrtid the death toll reached six but there as no confirmation The Navy jald two men were wiled, one was missing, and were Injured. Th«« o« the Several of the Injured were from .,•" ."• :~~ — ••* ", tied alongside the tanker. The AJax was slightly damaged. The Ashtabula was rocked by the explosion of a gasoline tank. Fire turned the forward, decks Into masses of molten twisted metal. Rescue parties hurried to the ship »nd the fire was quickly brought under control. Medical aid rj* h 2 1 -,. f ™ m » u :. *?• battleship and . — — • «•*• WtlJCOIIIU « the British hospital ship Maine. 1 Lie's panel of three interjiatlr Jurists said in a 50-pagc opinion U S U l2ws S ' aff regulations an ' .1. Fire any U.N. staff employe who is an active member of the American Communist party. , 2. fire any employe accused of espionage, subversion or member sn p in an organization declared .subversive who refuses to answer questions by a U. s. grand Jury or Senate subcommittee on the grounds that his answer might in criminate him. Either situation, the jurists said is incompatible with being an international civil , servant in the employ of the U.N. The Jurists are William de V Mitchell New York lawyer Lu u. S. attorney general under President Hoover; sir Edwin Herbert eadlng London attorney prominent in banking and insurance circles, and Paul Vcldekens, professor of law at the Catholic University of Louvaln, Belgium, and president ol 'he Belgian Supreme Court defense • wyers. Commllfee tn Reaume frobe Their opinion was made public last night as the McCarran Senate subcommittee on Internal security prepared to resume today its hear- ngs In New York on communism ...Have Your of •,-„ «< as=ncy 01 the world organization, the In- ernatlonal Monetary Fund, was to be under scrutiny. The trio's findings are not btod- ng on Lie but are expected to have a strong bearing on future U.N. policy toward-communists on the staff. Lie withheld immediate comment. The Ihree lawyers said they were unanimous In Iheir conclusions, reached in conferences during the past two weeks. These were some f their other findings: No government can order lhe U.N. secretary general around. He ocs not have lo appear before any group to answer questions. He must keep the records of the U N onfidentlal. ' ' The secretary general is response* ** <fcy^this morning, too P»»»de,v,as to be held at pm today but Mr Gardner -aid le would call it off In the event of rnin. Each Red Feather agency was to be represented in the parade; which was to have been led by the Bry- the\ille High School hand All workers hnve been-invited to attend a dinner meeting In the Mirror Room of Hotel Noble to- light at 7 o'clock. Here they will get final instruc- lons and assignments. Mr. Huffman rill- preside at tonight's meeting and Worth D. Holder will explain material In workers' kits. Chest Board Chairman .Tames C. Guard will outline the goal of the campaign. Also reporting will be Y Secretary J. P. Garrott. Invocation .will be given by the Rev. HT. T. Kidd and Dr. Alfred Vise will give the benediction. Leftist Party Holds Lead in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela Iff) — A leftist party seeking a greater share of revenue for the government from Venezuela's oil riches was leading by almost 2 to 1 today in unofficial returns from Sunday's election of a 103-member constituent assembly. The latest count from all over Venezuela gave the leftist Natlonal- st Union for a Democratic Rcpub- ic (URD) a. surprising 172,087 voles compared with 91,361 for the pro- [overnment Independent Electoral Front (FED. The Social Christian party ran third with 67,598. FBI Is supported by the military- backed Junta which seized control of the government four years ago. Casualties Identified WASHINGTON HV-The Defense Department today Identified 66 more Korean War casualties (list No. 703>. Of the total, six are dead M wounded, four missing („ action nd two injured In battle zone ac- Mdents. Stiff Opposition Is Expected for Tax Amendment Proposal to Mak* Assessors Appointive Draws Group's Fire LITTLE ROCK to - One Of th< constitutional amendments uronos ed by the Arkansas Joint Tax Re vision Committee Saturday is ex i'if* A teceive 5tl " " 0 l»x»Klo the Arkansas state Tax Assess ors Association convention which opened here today. The Arkansas Democrat said Ihat early srrlvals to the convention predicted that the proposed amendment' to', make (he county Inx assessor's office appointive in stead of elective would receive the most opposition. Another proposal — | o form i three-member state tax commls «,;? ~n , probab1 5' would come under fire, the Democrat said. m™,? J*" Comm »<ee's recommendations were disclosed Saturday In » report to be submitted to Gov.-elect Francis Cherry the committee recommended that con- slllutlonal changes to revamp the state s property tax slruclure be voted upon by the people In 1954 The committee.also made tentative recommendations on Income corporation, corporation franchise' sales and cigarette taxes. The Committee snid the property tax proposals were the key to the tnx revision program asked by Cherry. * Recommendations from the com m it lee Included: 1. The creation o! a three-member stale fax commission by constitutional amendment, with the 1953 Legislature determining procedures until the proposal is placed on the ballot in 1954. 2. Make the county assessor position appointive Instead of elective, and for foilr year terms 3. Reservation of the "property tax to the exclusive use of ; local -„ ...„ .,--V_IUOIVG uac 01 ; loca units of government—counties mu nlcipalitles and school districts. •». of all property" lull 100 per cent "market, actual, value." 5. A . popular vote annually on budget needs (rather than a mill- age rate) ; of each 'local govern-' ment unit; taxpayers to have the jjght to appeal (he budget figures before the election. ••• 6. Changing' the tax calendar to provide for nssessment and collection of tuxes within the same year. 7. Give the tax commission authority to withhold state aid from any local branches of government In counties which fall to equalize assessments within a given period or refises to follow appraisal methods prescribed by lhe commission. The Committee said the tax commission authority to whithhpld state aid from local branches of government was the key to the effectiveness of the property tax program. ~~ ^—^^ Ike Turns Attention To Foreign Affairs; Meets with Aides By MARTIN POST NEW YORK (AP)-_ President-elect Dwfeht D en Lower turns his attention to international eml durin * M he Allies' November Air Score: 23 MIG's Downed Only Four US Jets Lost; Red Truck Casuolries Heavy By ROBERT TUCKMAN SEOUL im- u. S. Sabre ]cla ran IP K score of at least 23-4 over Russian-type MIG-ISs in November air battles, the Fifth Air Force innounced today. During the same period, other Allied -warplanes roamed over Noith Korean roads and knocked out 3,035 Communist trucks laden vith supplies for the front, the Atr Force said. Clouds and rain nvej- tnost of 'forth Korea sharply curtailed Ailed air blows today. A few fighter- bomheis roared through the mist and dropped high explosives on Red >osltlon.5 on the Western Front, rfarine Cosars destioyed a road bridge and four buildings in strikes usl behind the t Red lines near the Vest Coast Giound fighting, too, was reia- ively light. A driving snow whipped across Set WAR on Page 3 His appointment list for todav as announced by Secretary Arthur Vandenberg Jr., Is composed almost exclusively of the men who will carry tho burden ot lhe Incoming administration's foreign problems. • °" It contains these names: ' st. " Foslcl ' Dullcs / secretary of ™f, "I'""".' 0 ". W. AWricrTnamed leds Claim UN Bombed Prison Note of Protest Is Handed Allies MUNSAN, Korea e/PJ-Communlsl •itce negotiators today accused the J. N.-of bombing a Red 'prisoner- of •ar camp holding u. N. POWS on lov. 26. They snld three U. N OWS were wounded, two seriously In a note handed to Allied liaison fficers at' Pnnmunjom, the Reds -lid y. N. planes dropped parachute ares near POW Camp No, 9 at unchon, and then "repeatedly" roppcd bombs Into the area ot the amp. The Reds said the raid began 1.11:50 p.m. The Reds said the camp was pro- vidcil with "conspicuous markings." - ' a« laln: Sen. Henry Cabot ; ° f Mns5! ><='>"setls, who ii .M. e Amer 'can delega- «ou to the United Nations; and Harold E. Stassen, whom Eisenhower has selected to head the vast Mutual Security Agency Lodge Is also to huddle with D "h eS A Se i >nrately ' and, if possible, with Ambassador Warren R Austin, the Vermont Republican whom Lodge will succeed at the U N In addition, Gen. Lucius D! Clay Is due to see the President-elect Clay now chairman of the board of the Conllnental Can Company was an early advocate of Elsen liowei's nomination. Eisenhower's week end also In- eluded consideration of administrative problems of operatinz government. Committee Appointed A hush-hush meeting at Eisen- howers Columbia University residence with' Nelson A. Rockefeller and two college presidents, Dr. Arthur S. Flemming and Dr Milton Elsenhower, was followed by announcement of appointment of the Ihree as a committee to represent the President-elect in a privately conducted study of governmental organization. Rockefeller Is a''former assistant secretary of state and co-ordlnator of • Inter-American affairs. Flemming, president of Ohio Wesleyan University, is chairman of the Manpower Policy Committee of U» Office of Defense Mobilization.' "~ - ™ ' T II I •:tJBB<Bf day to sticceed Walter a" GIfforS; Tobin Urges CIO-AFL Merger As Labor Convention Opens By NORMAN WALKER ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (AP) Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobln today urged the CIO to negotiate a quick merger »ith the AFL to pr^cnt the-Incoming .Republican national administration with a solid union front., Tobln sounded the call In a t speech prepared for opening Inside Today's Courier News • . Chicks fix toagh basketball schedule . . . Sli Wythe- vlite H!*h school irid lOaren »n all-district team . . . Sporlj . . . 8 ... . . The new c»bin«l . . . McKay respects dollar . . . Page . . . Society . . . Page 4 ... ... Market] . . . p» S e 3 ... • . . Our Chrfcrtmu Parade »ho»M bt Jns» that , . , edKoriala s. . i r.... ,,u tvl U|S(,U1[J£ fltlJj slons of the CIO convention us the 700 delegates remained badly spill over selecting a successor to the late CIO President Philip Murray. Walter P. Reuther, 45-year-old president of the million-member CIO United Auto Workers, was regarded as having lhe inside track for the CIO presidency but forces backing CIO Executive Vice President Allan S. Haywood, 84, were far from conceding defeat. Tobin said organized labor is In danger of Its gains under the 20- year Democratic regime being undetermined by the new Republican administration. The Democratic Cabinet member went on to say: "The past gains of the American working men and women are In Jeopardy. Their future progress la In doubt. This Is a time to close ranks and present a united front against labor's enemies. This is a lime, more than any other, for unity In the American labor movement." Talk Rnuinpilon Urred George Mcany, recently selected as the new president of the American Federation of Labor following the death of William Green, has urged the CIO to renew previously fruitless unity talks. Murray died Nov. 9, Green Nov. 21. A CIO reply is expected at Ihis week's convention. The till between the competing Reulhcr and Haywood forces was very close. Reuther's own auto workers union was the hearl of his support, but he also claimed the voles of the electrical, textile, unions, maritime and clothing workers. Haywood's main support came from the steclworkers union, also more than a million strong. He TB Cross Sale !n Dclf Prinos Return of $52 A sale of miniature double-barred crosses was hem Saturday In Dell In conjunction with the annual Christmas Sea) campaign to raise funds to fight tuberculosis. A total of $53 was raised through the sale. Mrs. IT. s. Blankenshlp was chairman of the soles project. Other volunteer workers who sold crosses included Mrs. D. Mill.?, Mrs. Charles Kennetl. Mrs. Udell Newsom, Mrs. Helen Sanders, Mrs. E. O. Gosa. Mrs. Henry Gosa, Mrs. S. T. Freeman, Mrs Jack Lewis, Mrs C. A. Smith, Mrs. Arthur Penter, Miss Opal Wilson and Mrs. Goah Leggitt. former American Telephone and Telegraph Company, followed by a day" the designation of Lodge as head of the American U. N. delegation. Lodge, defeated in his /bid for re-election Nov. 4, has been Eisenhower's liaison man with the out/going Truman administration.* Vnndeuberg, announcing Ptsen- Kower's Intention to send Aldrlck lo, Great Britain, said the President-elect would respect "with re- • luctance" a wish expressed by O/ffoi-d fo resign. A Harvard graduate, Aldrich Is chahman of the board of lhe Chase National bank of New York; chairman and director ^of the chas» Safe Deposit Company; and a director of the American Telephone nnd Telegraph Company., International Paper Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, West- fnghouse Corp.," the New York Central Railroad and the Discount Corp. of New York. Glfforrt to Retire The ambassador-designate, 67, said (n a statement that he Is "extremely glad to have the prtv- See EISENHOWER on fugt 3 Here's Schedule For Blood Tesfs: Here is the schedule of blood testing clinics to be conducted In Mississippi County this week by the State Health Department In its drive against venereal diseases; Tomorrow, 8. to U a.m., Number Nine white school and noon to 5 p.m., Number Nine Negro school; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rcgc- lold's Store, Annorel; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. clear Lake Farm Store; Friday, 9 a.m. till noon, St. Luke's Baptist Church and at Hickman and 1 to 5 p.m., Health Unit «t Blytheville; Saturday, 2 to 8 p.m., Hockenhull's Cafe In Biythc. Red feather Calendar December 1-2-3 Dec. 1 Community Cliest 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. .lust three Days— Prepare to do Your Share urru uz— T>w best things in life are frtt, -but don t expect your butcher 'o believe it. e(iu ________

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