The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 6, 1952 · Page 1
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NEWS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTMAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOC. XLVIII—NO. 215 Blytheville Dally Ken Blythevllle Herald ItUtlatippi Valley Leader . BlythevilU Courl«r BLYTHEVILLH, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1952 EIGHT PAGES 8INGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Mac Arthur Claims 'Clear and Definite' Korean Solution By EUGENE LEVIN NEW YORK (AP) — Gen. Douglas MacAHhur, meh- fcioning President-elect Eisenhower publicly for tht first time since the ejection, says "there is a clear and definite »olulion to the Korean conflict." U.N. Continues Tension-Filled Tunisia Hearing • Slaying of Tunisian - L«ad«r Adds Anxiey To Explosive Debate By OSGOOD CARUTHEKS UHTTED NATIONS, N. Y. HI th« V. N. resumes Its French-boy- eoHed-drtat* on Tunisia today in an - atmosphere of explosive len- •lon following the slaying of Tunisian independence leader Farhat If ached. • French spokesman said their delegation would not heed the ( . pleas of some fellow-diplomats to fji return during the discussion of an Arab-Asian bloc resolution supporting Tunisian demands for talks aimed at freeing the North African protectorate from French colonial rule. . • '-.'. . : The French announced their hoy- coU as the debate opened yesterday.-They claim the Tunisian question Is France's own internal bus frless and no concern of the U. N. Two of the Arab-Asian bloc; ha tions that sponsored the resoliilioi —Egypt and Indonesia—join Cuba en the list of speakers who wll sddress the SB-nation Polidca Committe today. Tha atmosphere in the U. N halls became heavily charged b; yesterday's news of the murder o ^Hached, Tunisian union leadei • whose body was found machine gunned and battered on a highway south of Tunis ' ' "Red Hand" Ai:cus«d ;\TSiliian nationalist leader V^b*t£ here, «fa« was assassinated Hand Society"- terrorists; who h said .are supported b'y all Freric political parties in Tunisia excep the Socialists. He also charged th froup is supported by the'-Frenc police and security forces in Tu msia > A French spokesman denied tha the "red hand movement—if i exists" was linked..lo French po lice or security forces The Asians and Arabs are pro posing lhat France and Tunisia reopen under U. N.-supervision negotiations, for a compromise settle? meat that would .lead to more self-rule and eventual • indepen- See U.N. on Page 8 -thr * MacArtrur, in a speech last night o the National Association of Man- 1 ufacturers, said he was confident a solution "can be executed without ither an unduly heavy price in rlendly casualties or any Increas- d danger of provoking universal lonfllct." The ousted Far East commander did not go Into details, saying that basic decisions are involved 'which I recognize » improper or public 'disclosure of discussion." -He said. "It Is well known hat my own views have not been sought in any way." Even as MacArthur talked of a Sorean solution and made his first public reference to Eisenhower sinve the election, the President- elect was on his way back to t h e Uniled States 'after a visit to the Korean front. Of Eisenhower and the Korean situation, MacArthur said: "Our respected President-elect has gone there in search for an honorable end . to so tragic a slaughter, and all Americans Join « prayer that lie may safely pass through the ..hazards involved and accomplished his self appointed task with vision and wisdom." Didn't Endorse Ike MacArthur's mention of Eisenhower appeared significant for these reasons: While he gave the keynote .address at the Republican National Convention last July, MacArthur did not endorse Eisenhower during the campaign. Following the GOP election victory XfucArthur voiced approval of the Republican success without referring specifically to Eisenhower MacArthur. who himself had been mentioned as a possible choice for Sen.-Robert A. Taft of Ohio for the nomination. The MacArlhur speech last night was carried across the nation b\ TV and radio. The more than 3.000 persons who overflowed the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel's grand ball room Interrupted him with applause time alter timei prolonging his speech „_ three rmVutes after the Eisenhower Mum On Korea Findings General's Cruiser Heading Into Storm-Chopped Waters; By DON WHITEHEAD ABOARD USS HELENA (AP) — President-elect Eis. enhpwei- rode a battle-scarred heavy cruiser toward storm- whipped seas today with a headful of impressions and a pocketful of suggestions on what to do about the Korean War. * * * 'resident Rhee Says Ike Made Commitments ThRi was the harvest of a three- day tour of the war theater, honoring a campaign promise to the American people to go out and sec for himself if there Is any patli to peace. Eisenhower told little of what he learned. There are "no ana- ceas. no trick ways," he said, of ending a war Unit has drawn in 17 nations on the Allied side and little North Korea and big Communist China on the other—with Soviet Russia supplying the sinews of the Red armies. The lender eight years ago In Europe of the. mightiest army the world has known planned to mull over (he Information he gathered i his Korean mission 1 He snld he would devote much time during the six-day cruise'to 3 Hawaii to studying this first great problem of his upcoming administration. The Helena, a veteran of duels with Red Korean shore batteries, was cutting through the water at 32 miles an hour toward tiny Wake Island. There It was expected to pick up John Foster Dulles", Eisenhower's choice for secretary of stale. An intensive review of the whole Far Eastern problem seemed in the works. Blood Testing Clinic Schedule: •3* *< r v *•*&**"•*" "T" •„ '•^ M '*»»jjQi/£* e l<* >o *n Tils nr East? posV"by Piesiaent Truman and now is chairman of the boa i rl of Remington Hind Inc salt it is 'om duty as citizens to lally in firm support of the new admin Istrallori. The fomier Far Fast commander "aid the present couise in Korea -\as leading to lord a uoild var He then turned to his uews on a possible solution. Saying conditions have changed In .he. 20 months since he left Korra MacArthur added thai "the solution .hen available and capable of success Is not now entirely applicable." Wanted to Bomb Bases MacArthur's proposals 20 months ago included bombing of Red bases In Manchuria, .blockading the Red 3hlna coast, and utilizing' Nation-- alist Chinese forces, stationed . on Formosa. His ouster 'and proposals Shipped up a controversy climaxed 3y a dramatic series of congressional The second week of a series of blood testing clinics being conducted In Mississippi County by the State Health Department- wil ' Bet under way Tuesday. Another week of tests will be conducted In January. The tests are part of a Health Department drive to locate venereal disease cases. Here Is next week's schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday, tours through riverfront area in North Mississippi County; Thursday, a.m. to 5 p.m., C. A. Smith Gro» ccry at Dell; Friday, I to 5:30 p.m., Burdette' Plantation store; Saturday. 11 a.m. to 2' p.m., -Wesson Farms o'tlce at Victoria, and 3 to 9 pin., Willie Brown's Cafe in Luxora. Weather Arkansas Forecast — Increasin. cloudiness and a little warmer this INCREASING CLOUDINESS afternoon and tonight. Sunday mostly cloudy and mild. Missouri Forecast — Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday; chance of rain east portion Sunday night; riot much temperature change; low tonight near 32 northeast and 35 to 40 southwest; high Sunday 50s northeast to middle 60s southwest. Minimum tris morning—34, Haximum yesterday—54. Sunset today—4:49. Sunrise tomorrow—6:54. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m none. Total precipitation since January I I—4424. Mean temperature (midway between high and 1 owl—44. Normal wean temperature f o r December—415. , This Dale Last Year Minimum ; this morning—49. Msj-lmum'.ve-ierdiiy—64. Proc: :t;l;oii J.-UHUry I to this date—55.12. hearings. In his speech last night, MacArthur did not say how he thought the,"change In conditions" might alter his previous proposals. The general reiterated the sharp criticisms lie leveled at the Truman administration in a series of speeches In various sections of the country prior to the national- political conventions. ~ MacArthur said lhat in Korea "tiie incccision of our leaders committed us to this terrible blood tribute exacted by ... stalemated attrition." A weak and vacillating foreign policy, MacArthur added, is losing the U. S. friends and "forcing us Into isolationism just as surely as though we set- out deliberately to sever our foreign contacts." Duro Chrome's Reported Move Not Verifiable „ vCompany Official i Says 'No Comment On Recapture Notice A rumor that Duro Chrome Corp. planned to move to St. Louis could not be nailed down today and a company spokesman in St. Louis said, "No comment. .E, A. McElwain, plant manager. said from his St. Louis office today that the company has received notification that It must move from its air. base quarters here by Jan. 1. Reactivation of the air base will necessitate some kind of move. ' For inore than three months. Chamber of Commerce officials have attempted to persuade the company to keep the plant In this area. The Chamber holds a contract with the company which stipulates that $25,000 'will. .be paid Duro- Clirome to help the company .make any move from the base to a building In 'this vicinity. • •' ' This pact was signed In 1948 when the company wanted protection in the event the Air Force exercised its recapture clause in the deed held by the city.. • The Chamber has been building its :fund to meet such an emergency and now some $10,000 is on hand for this purpose. In the event Duro-Chrome moves to some other area, the money will be used for other industrial purposes as directed by the Chamber's boa-rd of directors. Mr. McElwain said company officers are "making plans" In regard to the move, but that he " See DURO-CIIROMI-: on Page S WORK ON CHRISTMAS FLOAT — Nearing completion of their Christmas flo-H for the annual Blytheville Christmas pirade Tuesday are the above group of workers'from First Presbyterian -Orturch. They are (from the left) Doyle Turner, Mrs. C. J. (Bud) Wilson, Butch Wilson, Mrs. Curtis Bennett, the Rev. Harvey Kidd, pastor, Mrs. Jess Homer and Mrs. Bill Young. Theme of their elaborate float will be Christmas Caroling and tile church's junior choir, will ride atop the big trailer. (Courier News Photo) Langer Wants :to Keep Senate's Red Probers By JOHN CIIADWICK WASHINGTON (IPl — A possible obstacle to continuation of the Senate,Internal Security subcommittee.— and its search for Communists among American employes of the United Nations — was cleared' awav today. ' + Sen. Langer YR-ND) told a re- >orter he wants the subcommittee kept, alive and Is "strongly in fn- yor of continuing its investigation of U. N. employes." Langer previously had declined s Tv/o Youngsters Slightly Hurt When Struck by Autos Here Two children suffered slight Injuries yesterday when struck on sep- j arate occasions by automobiles. A Negro lad, Donald Clayton, was. taken to'Walls Hospital for emergency treatment after he was struck by a car driven by Edgar Parks, 620 Pecan, near LuttrelPs 'Store on Highway 61 north. * Hospital authorities this morning said that he was treated for bruises and was being held for observation, bul added that X-rays showed no Internal Injuries and Indicated he Farm Training Class Forming Veterans eligible !o receive institutional on-farm training w ere urged today by School Superintendent W.*B. Nicholson tb enroll here by Jan. 1 : to beconie members of the next class being formed. Eligible veterans Include those who served in. the nrmcd forces after 'Junr.. 21T%I850. This ori-farm training Is offered by the Vocatlon- p.\ Agricultural Department at V. yti-.sville High school and is taught by Freeman Robinson. would be released today. Investigating Officers Fred Hodge and Willie Hopper reported that the bby had run Into the street from behind a parked car and into the path of Parks' car, which was traveling north on 61. MolHe Jo GofI, daughter of Paul Goff. was struck In the street in front of her house at 301 South Franklin about 4:30 p.m. yesterday by a car driven by Mrs. Clay Matthews, 323 North Second. ' Ofllccrs Hopper and Hodge reported that Mollle Jo was taken to Dr. J. E. Beasley's office for emergency treatment. -The extent of her Injuries could not i>e determined today, though police report they were slight. A car-truck accident occurred seven miles south of Blytheville on Highway 61 yesterday afternoon when a car driven by Eddie Ford of 503 Lumerate, Blytheville, was sideswiped by a Plaza Express truck as Ford was making a left turn off the highway. The truck was driven by Carl Moore of St. Louis. Stale Patrolman Tom Smalle: reported no Injuries, though lie raid Ford's car was heavily damaged at the left front uid. Edwin Caldweii Dies of illness Services for Former Teacher to Be Held At 2 p'.m. Tomorrow .Services'for Edwin Harmon Caldwell, former teacher in Mississippi 3ounty schools who died'at'his home in the Reejje Community" thjs norning, will be conducted at Z >.m. tomorrow In Cobb Funeral rlome Chap el by the Rev. E. c. Brown, pastor., of First Baptist Ihurch here. Mr. Caldwell, who was 78. . died Mowing a lengthy Illness.' Burial will be is Maple Grove Cemetery'. Born Aug. 30. 1874, at Eftingham, 111., he was the son of Amos P. and Virginia Hendrix Caldwell. He was reared in Southwest Missouri and attended school at Mountain Home Academy in Arkansas. In 1897. he was married to the former Miss Delia Daniel of DCS Arc. Ark. They came to Barfield In 1913 from iron County, Mo., ant; he taught in Mississippi County schools for 15 years. Later, he worked at the Meyer Bros. C31n Co. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Chester Caldwell of Biythe- ville and Hersher Caldwell of Durham. N.C.; three daughters, Mrs. Essie Lendennle, Mrs. Lagrone Whittle and Miss Patsy Caldwell, all of Blytheville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Harmon Taylor, William Young. : Jim Allen Hayncs. John Taylor. Charles Lutes and Prank Whitworth. :o stale his position,'-.of particular interest because In the new OOP- controlled Senate he will be in lino o be chairman of the Senate Ju- liciary Committee, parent body of the internal security unit. Langer. one of Ihe two senators who Cycled against ratification of :he"U. N. Charter in July, 1045 fought to uphold President Tru man's veto of the Internal Security Act written into law In the fall o 1950. During an all-night Senate scs sion in which a handful of senators made B vain effort to rally sllppor for Truman's veto, Langer col lapsed and was carried from thi chamber on a stretcher. Sl.inrt Was Doubtful His strong opposition to the ac wheth' icr hi raised doubts as to would favor continuance'of-the In ternal security subcommittee, up late in 1950 to' police enforce ment of the new law and to In vestigate subversive activities gen erally. Altogether, the Senate has volec the subcommittee $443,800 for It probes. Its authority will cxplr en Dec. 31,' but Sen. Fergusoi (R-Mich) salrl yesterday he 'wll See I.ANGER on Page 8 MSB's Industry Members Ponder signations ^ hco RELATED STORY on Page 8 Seven §uif Yesterday In Protest of Coal Wage Hike Allowance By ROWLAND RVANS JR. WASHINGTON IJ) •*-• Industry members of the Waje stabilization Board wore expected- lo decide 10- day whether to quit their Jobs DS heir colleagues on the big Chicago •egional WSB did yesterday. The protest resignations o! ihe ;cvcn industry members of the Chicago WSB said President Trunan's coal wage decision "Irrevoc- ibly ruined any hope for effective control of inflation" by direct wage ceilings. Truman overruled the WSD two days ago; and authorized a $1.90- a-day. wage Increase for John L. Lewis' coal miners. The WSB had said si.50 a day was, all the pay boost (hey could get without endangering antiinriation controls. Refusal to grant the lull amount, Truman said, would precipitate a nation-wide coal strike and confront President-elect Eisenhower with n "national emergency" when he fakes o'ffice Jan. 20. The seven industry members of the national board : were hardly considered likely to walk out In a body todny, although no informed official would make a fiat prediction. May Quit On Oivn H was thought probable, however, that one or more Industry members might quit on their own. It was reported lhat James Del- rnar, industry member from Houston, was considering doing this. But In the cruiser's path a tropl t,al slorm of near-typhoon'Intensity niged. Rough sens and some sea sickness were In prospect. The big .cruiser, however, wo? expected to ride through the storm without difficulty. Eisenhower made It clear, In i news conference on Friday bcfor leaving Korea, that the task con fronting the United Nations In tin Korean tin cat to world peace I. enormous. He said 'How difficult It seems lo be ii a vai of this kind to work out^s phir that would bring a posltlv ami definite victory without posslb \j innnlinf ginve risk of enlarglni the un " But Eisenhower Is confident c ultimate victory. "I am far froi a defeatist," he recalled. Eisenhower flew the 2.179 mile from Korea to Oimm. His plan See E1SKNHOWER on Page 8 * * # ROKs Can Take Over War if Equipped, Eisenhower Told By RII.L SHINN SEOUL «>—President Syngman Ihee said today Dwight D. Elsen- lower made "no commitments" during his three-day Korean lour. Bui Rliee added that he expects he U. S. President - elect will 'break the Korean 'stalemate." The South Korean chief cxecu- ive said in an Interview that h» md told Eisenhower "foreign roops could be relieved from the rontllne If HOK (Republic of Ko•ea) forces are sufficiently increased, trained and equipped to be able to defend ourselves." , Rhee did not elaborate on what ic considers a;sufficient increase. Theic arc at least 12 KOK divisions in the field currently. The while haired, 77 - year - old Sbnlh Korean leader said he also urged Elsenhower during the general's three day tour of the war thealcr "lo end the Korean stalemate as soon as possible." Presumably that meant an all- out drive to the Manchurlan border Rhee called for such an offeo- u>< sive cirlier this week -„ ' '^ , A reliable' South Korean »ttlci»i- s source said earlier his govo the strength of R.OK foice^%eroff • are now at least 12 SoulhJK(rfe»n " divisions. K f '/" Eisenhower gave publics;" assur- anccs that the Korean Arms'- will be made "a lot bigger and better " The general who comniEinded Allied fighting forces in Europe during World War.II called th« South Koreans "splendid-troops — real fighting men." In declaring Soulh Koreans could See HHEE cm Page » * ' * * Ike Barely Missed Biggest Red Air Attack By SAM SUMMEKM.V SEOUL (AP) — The O. S. Fifth Air Force reported today It repelled the "largest enemy night air!attack of the Korean War," while President-elect Dwight Eisenhower was leaving Korea. The Air Force said Allied radar* , In a three hour period beginning at The WSB others Industry members- represent unions and the public— have announced they will riot participate in any board actions until they decide what they ore going to do. Archibald Cox qull as WSB chairman Thursday in protest against See WSB on Page 8 Cuban Airliner Down at Sea NEW YORK W) The. Coast Gun id early today said it had received a report that a Cuban airliner v>as down at sea and burning about 50 miles off Bermuda. The plane was reported to be a D04 which normally carries about 50 passengers. A spokesman for Pan American Airlines, of which the Cuban Airlines is a subsidiary, said lila com- pmv had Si similar report. There was no indication how many persons were aboard the plant. 'Much Can Be Done' View Gets Friendly Reception at Capitol WASHINGTON w> — President- elect Eisenhower's view that "much can be done" lo improve the U. S. position In Korea, without promising an easy solution, got a generally friendly reception on Capitol Hill. These were some reactions yesterday to Eisenhower's historic three-day visit ^o Korea: Sen. Dworshak (R-Idaho)—"(El- senhower) should be In a position to recommend' action which will force some kind of showdown In Korea." Sen. VVelker (R-Idaho)—"I am sure the information obtained by the general will be of such a nature that his advisers and the Congress con work out some way lo end this stalemate." Sen. Walklns (R-Utnhl—Klsen- hower's statements, he said, were "sound and sensible." Sen. Humphrey (D-Minni—agreeing with Elsenhower that there are no easy remedies for the Korean War, said "The people must understand that It Is a very difficult and complex situation and that it may be a long ordeal." Sen. Hunt (D-Wyo)—"The President-elect mingling with the boys t the front line would be encouraging lo them." A discordant note was sounded by Sen. Morse of Oregon, who bolted, the Republican parly during the presidential campaign lo back Democratic presidential nominee Adlal Stevenson and now declares himself an Independent. Eisenhower "knew before he left the United Stales exactly what the situation was," Morse satd, adding: "He : was simply carrying out a political promise of Ihe campaign. But the final result will be exactly Ihe same fis it tfould have been if he hnd acted upon his briefing at the Pentagon." 7:10 p. in. last'night picked np a total of 11 "hostile aircraft" roaring towards Seoul. General Eisenhower's plane 'took the air at 8:01 p. in. and the attack continued about two hours after that. The Air Force spokesman said an earlier statement by Far East Air Force Commander Gen, O. P. Wcyland that "not a single enemy aircraft of any kind was able to penetrate south of the Chongchon River" during Eisenhower's visit was "based on earlier Information," The spokesman said, however, the planes making the attack were small and propeller driven. "H Is highly possible," he said, 'that these little planes did not come from Manchuria or deep in North Korea. Planes of that type can be hidden under any hay slack and their home base might have been In Korea near the spot where the attack took place. Damage Not Revealed "In that case they would not have had lo fly through the effective air cover further north. 1 The enemy planes dropped bombs which ''fell close to the Installation from which personnel were directing the Allied night Interceptors.' But the spokesman said security also blacked out any Information on whether damage wa.s caused. The sketchy Air Force announcement did not say how close the Red planes, came to the South Korean capital of Seoul. The Air Force announced earlier thai one F-86 sabre jet wa.s lost In combat over Northwest Korea during the'week while Jets threw up a protective screen against any- such Communist aerial, attack. Allied anti-aircraft fire was directed at the enemy planes from land-based and-U. N. naval units. The night flghlcr screen prolcct- Ing Ihe Seoul area "was never penetrated," said the Air Force.- Only meager details of the engagement were contained In the brief Air Force announcement. Radar installations of Ihe 502 Tactical Control GroJp first detect- 8e« WAR on Fife t Clergymen Urge Yanks Stay in Korea SEOUL //P| — A group of Soulh Korean clergymen urged Dwight D. Eisenhower to keep U. S. forces here until the Republic of Korea troops "arc strong enough to resist future invasion and UAmalntain security of our land." '. The appeal was contained In a two page ( letter addresser! to Eisenhower and handed to his press secretary. James Hngorty, during tha President-elect's visit to Korea. William E. Shaw, corresponding secretary of the Methodist nUssion in Korea, made'publlc copies of the letter. He said Hagcrty received the. letter Thursday night. '. The letter was signed by a group of Korean clergy representing Ihe Presbyterian, Methodist, Roman Catholic and Holiness churches, the Church of Christ and the Salvation Army. : Inside Today's -^ Courier News ...Camdcn wins stnte A A grid title.. Snorts...Page 5... ...Society. ..FaRC 2... LITTLE LIZ— The hostess is always lioppy when the porly breaks up—and so ore trie neighbors. ami

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