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Tuesday, December 2, 1952
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NEWS O» MUKIBMAAT ABXAN8AS AND SOUTHEAST UU6OURI VOL 1LYHI-KO. 2U Dally Km iriiiU»T|il T«a»y LMdw ——•- BlytbcvilW Courier ' . BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS' TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1952 SIXTEEN PACKS Campaign Probers Call Summerfield Ike's Manager Gives Views on Spending Law By WILLIAM F. AB BOG AST WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee disturbed over gaping loopholes in spending restrictions of the. present election laws sought the advice today of the "man who will be postmaster general in the Eisenhower Cabinet. The committee, a special House group headed by Rep. Hale Boggs (D-La), wants suggestions from Arthur Summerfield, chairman of the Republican National Commlt- tee on how best to adapt present antiquated election laws to today's high-cost and high-powered political campaigns Summerfield, President - elect Elsenhower's choice as postmaster general, was the headline witness for the second day of committee I hearings. Committee members said the;, will ask the man who directed the Kisenhower campaign how he thinks the present laws should be changed and in what way he be lieves they are inadequate or un workable. Tomorrow the committee i to question Stephen A Mitchell chairman of the Democratic Na tiorial Committee. The opening of hearings yesterday disclosed that apparently no one, the committee included, is satisfied with existing laws. Chairman Boggs, opened the hearing by saying the present" laws aren't effective and are too easily evaded. The committee'^ big problem, he said, is how to work out a proper substitute. For example, Boggs pointed out, the present federal laws don't apply 1 " to primary elections or to nominating conventions and there is some question as to whether , Congress has the right to legislate far those fie!ds. -And, h*Jadded, the present laws, by limiting spending of the big .nation*', committee^, encourage the • noripolittcal or •.educational ,cbfn- ^ mitteeS)which don't-have to report , their finances or aren't affected by limitations applicable to the avowed political groups. Boggs also pointed out* that the laws says no individual may contribute more than $5,000 to a*candidate, but excerpts from this ceiling any contributions 'to 'or from a state or local committee. Nor are all campaign contributions and expenditures required to be reported to Congress. Reports filed with the clerk of the House under the' Corrupt Practices. Act dp not necessarily reflect all spending, since some political groups file their reports only in state cap- Hals, or not at all. SINGLE COPIES PTTB CENTS ALLIANCE HEAD — The Hey. James W Rainwater, pastor of First Christian Church, yesterday was elected president of Blythe- villeV,[Ministerial Alliance. He succeeds Dr. Alfred .Vise.. The Rev. W. J. Fitzhugh was named vice president and J. P. Oarrott was re-elected secretary-treasurer. (Courier News Photo) Reuther Appears Virtually Certain Of CIO Victory Rubber, Oil Unions Throw Backing to Auto Workers' Chief By: NORMAN WALKER ATLANTIC CITY, J. J (If, Walter p. Reuther seemed virtually assured today of becoming the CIOs new president after a close and bitter political battle among ;CIO unions. The youthful, fiery president of the million member Auto Workers Union shrewdly master-minded a fight for CIO convention votes and apparently was a winner over CIO Vice President'Allan S. Haywood. Reuther claimed "overwhelming victory" after the rubber and oil workers u n i o n s' ^representing more .than 400,000 members, 'came out late last night for Reuther following ardent wo"olng by Haywood adherents.. The rubber' and 6$ .unions previously -had-,been n tral. „ , -.* Praised on lOthBirthday Peacetime Value Cited by One Of Founders CHICAGO (AP) —'The first controlled atomic chain reaction was released 10 years ago today. Marking the anniversary, Dr. Arthur, H.' Compton who directed the fateful experiment, said today "the great significance of nuclear energy" Is not the atomic bomb. It "seems to me to be as the source of useful power," Dr. Compton, chancellor of Washington Unl- \erslty, St. Louis, told a luncheon of the Chicago Association of Commerce .and Industry. "Here I should consider its eventual importance to mankind to be hardly less than that of fire." Dr. Complon was scientific director of the metallurgical -project which created the first atomic pile at the University of Chicago during World War n. In direct charge of the pile experiment conducted on a squash court under the west stand of the Stagg Field Stadium was Dr. Enrico Fermi. Fermi gave the directions which put the nuclear reaction into play, and it was his slide rule which computed the confirmation that it was self-sustaining The Washington University chancellor, said a question often asked If him is "How could peace lovins scientists turn their skill to build ing such terrible weapons as at- torhlc' bombs?" ' "Answer Simple" "The answer is simple," he said. "These men found themselves with the power in their hands to slop the most disastrous war In his tory." Compton said ttiat "by creating a balance of power in the post war world, a third world war has been held off that would have mean the lives of many more millions and disaster for the entire world , "We ^who had the might of the atomic nucleus in our hands would have, been traitors to mankind ha< -- refused .to build, bombs and '-*»>? -, > May Take Showdown -Vote ~ The light fdr the CIO presidency as successor to the late * Philip Murray still may go to A convention showdown vote on Thursday The 64-year-old Haywood and David J. McDonald, newly named president of the C1O_ United Steelworkers, -'arother' million member group and the core of Havwood's strength, refused to admit defeat. McDonald maintained "eyery thing is the same" and said 'the Haywood group^would continue to fight: all the way. . It was considered likely, however, that in the last analysis the Haywood group would suppor Reuther to avert any open con vention split that might drive See CIO on Page I Russia's Cease Fire Demand Is Refused by West Nations LAUNCH CHEST DRIVE — Mayor Dan Blodgett (right) set off short blasts on the city's fire siren today to launch a four-hour drive to raise nearly $28,000 for the 1953 Community Chest. Looking on is Chest Campaign Chairman Alvin Huffman,'Jr. (Courier News Photo) ****'** 300 Chest Volunteers Launch 4-klour Drive Nearly 300. volunteer workerjjstatked the Sidewalks of Blytheville Chest budget>> „ ' freedom '', . "We'.who had the might of the atomic nucleus in our hands ^ould have^been traitors to mankind had we refused to build bombs and use them with tempered blows. "We should now be fulling in oar evident duty if we did not give free men the means of maintaining their freedom," In evaluating the relative significance "of atomic energy, Compton said: "As a scientific fool, the impor- ance of the nuclear reactor is comparable »ith that of the cyclotron As a means of improving health, it may reasonably be Compared with the betatron, a new type of See ATOM on Pare Z Ike Fills Cabinet; Durkin, Weeks Get Labor and Commerce Posts By EDWARD MOESE . NEW YORK M —~ The Eisenhower Cabinet was complete today with the selection of :AFL leader Martin P. Durkin of Chicago as secretary' of labor :'and\ Sinclair Weeks of Boston, businessman and Republican official, as secretary of commerce. President-elect Dwight p..Eisen- howers choice of T Durkin, a Democrat who voted for, Gov.-, Adlal E. Stevenson, came as a surprise yesterday. ' Weothei Arkansas Forecast—Partly cloudy; •lightly warmer this afternoon; cool Clovdy and W: again tonight with lowest around 30 extreme north to the high 30s extreme south; warmer Wednesday. MIJJMI I Forecast — Cloudy, followed by occasional snow or rain tonight over rriost of state; Wednesday occasional fain, mixed .with mow northeast and extreme north; wanner south Wednesday; low tonight 25-32; high Wednesday 30s northeast to 45 southwest. Minimum this morning—30. Maximum yesterday—3«. Sunset today—t:49. Sunrise tomorrow—6:50. ' Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. JK inch. ' ' Total precipitation since January 1—43.33, Mean temperature (midway between high and low—33. Normal mean temperature for December— 41&. Thh Date Last fear Minimum this morning—40. Maximum yesterday-^68. Precipitation January 1 U this «ale—** 12. Durkin, the only Democrat om bower's choice of Durkin, a Dem- i oerat."who"'voted, for Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson, came as a surprise yesterday. Durkin, the only Democrat, on (he new Cabinet list, Is the first person ever to be taken directly from a labor union office for the secretary of labor post. Some previous secretaries- had been in the labor movement before appointment. Durkln, 58, Is general president of the AFL United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe-Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada. Weeks, 59, Is chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee. He Is an industrialist and bank director and has been a power in the Massachusetts GOP for nearly 20 years and in the national GOP organization since 1940, Announced By City; Interior—Oov. Douglas Mc£ay, Oregon; Labor—Martin P. Durkin, Chicago; Commerce—Sinclair Weeks, Boston; Attorney General—Herbert Brownell Jr., New York; Postmaster General—Arthur See EISENHOWER on Part 2 Sen. Toft Raps Labor Choice Durkin Appointment Termed 'Incredible' The designations of Durkin and Weeks were announced by Arthur H. Vandenberg'Jr., who will be Eisenhower's White House secretary. Vondenberg' also announced the designation of Walter Williams of Seattle as under secretary of commerce. He was chairman, of the national "Citizens for Elsenhow- er." CIO leaders took the selection of a labor man as an Indication that ' the Eisenhower, administration wants to get along with organized labor. The naming of Durkin was hailed by Oeorge Meany, recently elected president of the APL,' who called Durkln an • "outstanding trade unionist." • ' The complete cabinet lineup now stands this Way: Defense^Charles E. Wilson, Detroit; State—John Foster Dulles, New York; Treasury—Oeorge , M. Humphrey, Cleveland; Agriculture —E*r« Tan BemoD, *att CINCINNATI - Sen. Robert . A. Taft today called the selection of Martin Durkin, a Democrat, B3 secretary of labor "an incredible appointment" by President - elect Dwight D. Eisenhower. ' Sen. Taft, who campaigned for Eisenhower after losing the GOP nomination to him, said in A prepared Btalement: "The appointment of Mr. Durkln Is an Incredible appointment. This is no reflection on the character or ability of Mr. Durkin. I had a number of talks with Mr. (Robert) Brownell who has been the key man In Cabinet'appolnlments, and made several recommendations of qualified men. It was never even suggested thai a man would be appointed who has' always been a partisan Tru> man Democrat, who fought General Elsenhower's, election, and advocated the repeal of the Taft-Hartley Law. "It le an affront to millions of union members and officers who had the courage to defy the edlcl of officials like Mr. Durkin thai they vote for Stevenson. This appointment leaves without rcprescn tation In the Cabinet those mil lions of Democrats, North and South, who left the pirty to sup port General Eisenhower, and gives representation to tbclr most bitter erry insurance Head U. A. Gentry Picked State Commissioner By Governor-Elect By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK W -U. A. Gentry, jit tie Rock lawyer, who served as Arkansas insurance commissioner n the '30s, will return to that position when Gov.-elect Francis Cherry takes office. Cherry announced the selection at a news conference today. Gentry Is the father of Leffel Oentry, also a Little Rock lawyer who managed Cherry's successful campaign for the Democratic nomination last summer. Leffel Gentry now is chairman of the state Democratic Committee. U. A. Oentry will succeed J. Herbert Graves who has served as insurance commissioner under Gov. McMath and before that under former Gov., Homer Adklns. Gentry held the job from 1933 1037 by appointment of Gov. J. M, Futrell. Gentry's Impending appointment was the third major one announced by Cherry. He previously had announced that Jim Snoddy former secretary of the Arkansas Senate will be his executive secretary and that Lindsey Hatchett of Little Rock will become state police director. Cherry also has announced names of the five persons he plans to appoint to the first new-type highway Commission to'be set up under Constitutional Amendment No. 43 adopted at the Nov. 1 general election. > A. L GOLDBERG UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP)'— Western and- neutral nations which have approved India's peace plan for Korea, refused today to accept a Russian demand for an immed- ate cease-fire in Korea. . only fcfur hoars for tions . ' Short btnsts on the city's fire siren ^signified beginning of the two-hour periods 'at 10 am. and 3pm today. Tomorrow has been reserved for callbacVs and final reporting. Last night, 161 workers and division chairman attended a Uckoff dinner at Hotel Noble's Mirror Room where they received Instructions and assignments "Tre Community Chest Is a hand up, not a hand out," Dr Jnmes C. Guard, board chairman who delivered the charge to the workers last night, pointed out. "Guided by, Christian principles, we can act to meet the needs of our own community and thereby not rely on doles and federal aid." he stated. Chest officials were highly pleased with last night's turnout, which practically filled the Mirror Room. Chest Campaign Chairman Alvtn Huffman, Jr, presided at the meet- Ing. Chamber of Commerce Manager Worth Holder and Y Secretary J. P. Oarrott Instructed the workers In the conduct of the campaign. The Rev. Havey T. Kidd gave the Invocation and the group was dismissed with benediction by Dr. Alfred Vise. Forty-one countries In the 60-na- lon U. N. Assembly Political Com- nittee voted down the . Russian proposals, which would also have demanded forcible repatriation of .11 war prisoners. Only the Soviet >loc voted for the Russian plan. Twelve countries, chiefly in the Orient, abstained. The move cleared the w«y for quick find overwhelming approval of the Indian plan in • plenary ;csslon of the U. N. General As- iembly tomorrow. Red China Has: already rejected anything , that : does not resemble he Russian plan. But the assembly will go through the motions of vot- ng the Indian compromise so that Assembly President^ Lester B. Pearson can formally put ; lt to the Chinese and North Korean Communists. Their final no, the ma- lority holds, will prove :who opposes peace In Korea. The vofp in the U. N. Political Committee on , the : Indian .resolution, aimed at ending the prisoner of , war deadlock which- has .held up a^Korean truce, 'was 53-5. The five Soviet bloc nations voted . against t. Nationalist China abstained because she didn't: think .the plan would work. The committee set another meet- Ins; today to let delegates put on the record, their reasons for voting the way Hhey did. But : Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. VIshinsky was expected to turn the meeting into another bitter, debate by demanding that his counter-resolutions be voted upon before the committee sends the Indian plan to the General As sembly for final approval and transmission to the Communls' command in Xo'rea v Even if VIshinsky succeeds in getting a vote on his proposals they are doomed to smashing de feat. Previous rejection of'the In dian plan by both Moscow ant Peiping promised it just as hope less a future. ^ Pressed for Vote India ^ and ^her backers hat presseo^'for-a" vote^ nevertheless to place on the ^ Communists the moral "blame for 'turning ^ down an h.mce\at a^KoTean peace.' committee cUmaxeH one o , most violent debates ^in^lt isiory yesterday by approving th ndian resolution and — by an * a! equally overwhelming ma orlty — thi owing down Sovie .mendmcnts that would .have re no deled it into the Red pattern. American delegales-rflnd rhim if their' allies — were pleased b he unprecedented solidarity • be hind the Indian plan. They said; that, .although ther was little hope It would achlev he main objective of peace i orea, the voting had completel soliUed the:Comirmnlsts. They prc Recruiting Station Here Enlists 10 Men in November Eight men from Mississippi County and two from Southeast Missouri enlisted at the Army and Atr Force Recruiting station in city Hall here during November, M-Sgt. Legion's Agri Representative To Speak Here Joe Hearn, agricultural extension representative of the American Legion In Washington, D. C., will speak to members of Dud Cason Post 24 at a meeting at 8 p.m. tonight at the Hut here. Mr. Hcarn will speak on the agricultural work of the Legion. Post Commander A. S. Harrison said a] veterans, especially those taking on-the-Job training, have been Invited. Fred Schauffelburgcr, Legion Fifth,District commander, also wil speak. Mr. Harrison also announced today that the Post has contributed $155 to the Christmas cheer funds for veterans hospitals In Mcmphl. and North Little Rock, $50 to the Community Chest and $25 to the tuberculosis fund drive. O. R. Barton said today. Enlisting In the "Air Force were of Osce...a Cecil W. Overture ... Sheman Rowel] of Luxofa, Arthur E. Bullion of Kelser, Norman Wright of Manila, Raymond u Sayles of Decrlng, Mo. and Johnny N. Monroe of Steele, Mo. Regular Army enlistees were Willie L. Ferguson aid Walter o Nave, both of Blythevllle, Howard D. Jones of Osceola «nd Andr* J. Davenport of Luxora. Con Collide Here Fender damage was done to two cars yesterday when they colltdo< at Eighth and Main streets. Involved in : the accident weru Gerald Elliott, 22SO Marguerite and Shirley Barksdale, 118 Wes Kentucky. Officers Hopper and Hodge in vtMlgated. dieted this would be R powcrfu nfluence among the non-Commu nist Asians. Mrs. Vijnyalnkshml Pandit, hea of. the Indian delegation and Prim Minister Nehru's sister, a Is praised the solid; support of he country's : efforts ' and said Tndl still hopes-, "our great nelghbo' China, will co operate and appre ;Iale our Interest and Intent." Although all but the'Soviet bio. and Nationalist . China approve 'ndta's resolution calling for commission made up - of Polnm Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, S en and .a fifth-nation 'umpire inmllc the nonforcible repalrlatlo of. prisoners, several Asian an Arab members abstained fror voting on the. Soviet amendments. Western delegates charged th'a .he Russian .amendments aime only at transforming the India plan Into one embodying the stll lending Soviet resolutions, callln for an Immediate cease-fire an an ll-nation commission settle the prisoner question an all other Korean peace Issues. Th West says the. Soviet plan wou' .urn the prisoners Into hostage E. Summerrield, Flint, Mich. Weeks, one of Elsenhower's ea llcst backers In the preconvenllo campaign, has been a membf the Republican National Commi tee since 1840. He is board chal an of two Massachusett ess firms, a director of busl- th'ree hers and of the First National ank of Boston. Durkln served from 1933 to 1941 s Illinois state director of labor, ervlng under Gov. Henry Horrier, ohn Stelle and Dwight Green. Durkln said after his selection as announced: "I wish' to assure the general lat I will play on the team and * * * give all the assistance I can la making his administration . a successful one.*' He said he believes the'Taft^ Hartley Act can be "amended to the satisfaction of labor." "I have no doubt, also, that it can be amended to satisfy management as well," he said: He said he anticipated that the Department-of Labor will be r»- See U.N. on Pate 2 *hee Calls for All-Out Offensive in Korea '' By ROBERT TUCKMAN / SEOUL (AP) T President Syngman Rhee today demanded an im- ledlate all-out offensive to drive Chinese Red* out of North Korea. The South Korean leader de- lared, "We can do so now," wlth- ut the help of Japanese or Chiese Nationalist troops. And he Jidicated he didn't think the move would draw Russia into' the con- Ict because the Soviet Union H ;ol ready for a world war. Rhee sntrt If the Soviet Union iad wanted to enter the'Korean War it would have done so when Hied troops drove to the 'Yalu River In 1950. No world war can be : 'avoided unless the leaders in the Kremlin are persuaded . or are forced ' to relieve they 'cannot conquer the United States,", he declared. Plmn "Not Acceptable* Rhee outlined his views at & press conference and In an Inter- lew with a National Broadcasting Jompany. newsman. He asserted the ^Panmunjom armistice talks ha've'falled and the atest Indian truce proposal In the U. N.'is not acceptable. He said he thought the only re' son to the Yalu had not leen < launched was because of a belief it "was not politically wise afthis lime." , " i " 1 But, A .he'" added, "we cannot .be patient or be quiet. Either we suc% ce'ed.ln driving out communism' or •we -will all be 'killed. Regardless of,»ln of lose, we'cannot stay and let them come and shoot at us all the time.r; .- JS Jet Ace Gets Another MIG15 Snow and Cold Mar ' Ground Action; B-29s Strike Troop Anras SEODI, tfl—An American Jet *e«, (•turned to Korea after six weeks n the TJ. s , shot down 'a Commu- 1st MIG15 today in an air battle eep in North Korea, the Fifth Ur Force announced. Lt. Jamea F. Low of Sausalto. Calif., bagged the MIO in a clash letween two U. S FM Sabre Jets nd two MIOs it waa'hta •ereirBi- :ill of the war. , On the ground, Allied and Red nfantrymen sparred in' snow and • ifting cold. , „ i A foot of snow blanketed tower- ng Central Front,peaks." It piled" wo to six inches deep J along tha 55-njUe'^battlellne. ..Thi merotty hovered bear lero. '*','" , - I Rosenthals Buy Store Building New York Store Operators Purchase Building Housing It Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rosentha announced today that they hav purchased the" building housing the Ne» York Store from Mrs L L Ward. treated at 218 West Main, thi 30 by 140 foot building has 'been the New York Store,.which h op crated by Mr. and: Mrs. Rosenthal occupied for the past 16 years by Although no price was nounced, this was reported to be the'largest real estate transaction consummated -In Blytheville thf year. It marked Mhe first'time a major Main Street business build Ing has" changed, hands "in severa years. Mr. and Mrs. Rosenthal have op crated a' 1 ready-to-wear clothln; business In Blytheville since 1900. AP Inside Today's Courier News Michigan Stilt leads final W potl . . , Sports . .Society . Markets . Page «. . Pare 2 . Fruma Borowsky Wins First Place in Jaycee Speech Event Fnima Borowsky. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Borowsky ot Manila and a senior at Blytheville High School, yesterday won -first place in the "Voice of Democracy" contest sponsored here by the Junior chamber of Commerce and Radio Station KLCN. Winning second place In the script writing and speaking contest was Peggy Gilmer, daughter of Mrs. O. M. Gilmer. Third place winner was fted Abbott, son of Mr.: and Mrs. O. L. AbbotU Both also are seniors. Subject of the annual contest was "I Speak for Democracy." Entrants made tape recordings of .their tive- mlnute talks and Judges chose the winners after listening U the "re* cordlngs. Miss Borowsky's recording will be forwarded to Pine Bluff thia ,week for the state competition. Pour na- tional winners picked from stat winners will each receive »5.000 col lege scholarships and a week's ex pense-paid trip to Washington. D O. Yesterday's -winners receive prizes of fls! $10,'and $5. Judgln the contest were Oscar Fen die Blylhevllle attorney; Keith Bllbrcy North Mississippi County tarn agent; and Kcmper Bruton, ex«cu live vice president of the Arkansas Missouri • Glnncre Association. The Jaycees' Americanism Com mlttee conducted the contest, Bl Stoval, Jr., is chairman of the con mlttee. Open to loth, nth and 12t grade studenU, the contest Is soon sored annually on a nationwide ba sis by;the U.S. Junior Chamber o Commerce, the Radio - Televlslo Manufacturers Association and th National Association of Radio an Television Broadcaster*. , ' No'rlh'Korea," J 3 B2»a .uploaded MO-pound borno* a tjqop area west bt Hcasan, a supply, area west of Yingdok and on Red front-line positions. ". * ' South Korean soldiers hurled >ack repeated • Chinese attack! in he snow-blanketed Triangle Hill- Sniper Ridge sector. Some of the action was hand-to-hand but the Reds never hit with more than 80 men. Toys Sought For Needy Youngsters A, plea for more toys for the city's needy children went out to Blytheville citizens today. James M Gardner, Junior Chamber *of Commerce chairman o( the Kiwanls-Jaycee Christmas party,'pointed out that'Sattirday'a collection of toys netted only about one-half the amount needed. Persons wishing to donate toys (or the' party may - call : pick 2141 and arrangements will be made to have the 1 toys picked up. Toys, fruit, and candy-will be acceptable 'as admission (o a- Christmas movie party on .the morning "of Dec. 22. Any child may attend*' the movies by contributing something thai can be used In the gift package's. The annual KIwanis-Jaycee affair- for less fortunate children will be on Dec 23 at the Jaycee ' clubroom and Is to get started at 10 a.m. Red Feather Calendar December 1-2-3 D«c. 3 Clean-up calls, final reporting. Just Three Days— Prepare (o do Your Share LITTLl LIZ—

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