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VOL. XLVIII—NO. 104 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS — • : ™? DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AHKANSi* .«„ „„.,., *"^ Blythevilla Courier Blythevllle Dally Newi City Working On Another Sewer Plan Charge Involved Would Total 75-100 Percent of Water Bill A plan for financing new sewers in Blylheville would levy a charge which is estimated to run from 75 to 100 ner cent of the average residential water bill. ——* Mayor Dan Blodgett made the above report when he spoke to (lie Mississippi Valley Leader Blythcville Herald Why You Should Cast Your Ballot (Three Blytheville civic dubs. Kiwanis, American Legion and Junior Chamber of Commerce, are engaged in creating Interest in voting. The Jaycees have asked a number of prominent citizens to make brief statements in which they give their views on the importance of voting. The Courier .' News will publish these state- V merits in the interest of stiuralat- ing voting.) By MAX B. KEI!) (School Board President) You, Mr. and Mrs, Voter, are extremely important persons. Nearly every mail brings you communications and pamphlets from candidates, and newspaper advertisements, radio and television also appeal for ^yoiir vote. Various crowd- gathering devices are resorted to m the effort to get you out to hear and see candidaics, !f your right to vote were suddenly taken from you, it is a safe bet that yju would kick up n terrible fuss about it. Wars; have been fought Mr. Reid to insure freedoms that we take for granted. There Is no attribute of freedom more important than the voting privilege. Next Tuesday is one of our primary election days. The day is important. We may then choose a governor, and other state, district and county officers. At any rate, on that day we narrow the field to the two from which one _ wlil be chosen on August 12. A T ot all of the candidates are worthy. Some have better talent- Integrity and training for the offices they seek. Their backgrounds, their backers and their motives in seeking office ore important for your consideration. However, if you do not take the trouble to vote, you cannot complain if the Inefficient, selfish and dominated are placed in charge of important functions of your government. Let's all vote next Tuesday The times demand it. with engineers and representatives of the Arkansas Board of Health In attempting to work out a new- plan to finance the proposed sewer project. He said he expects to be able offer something definite to the people within the next few days Commenting on the plan now under consideration, he stated that persons now having sewer connections would pay an estimated 75 per cent of their water bill as an additional charge if the new plan is adopted. Tor those no«- using septic tanks ile s.ild, the charge will probably come closer U> 100 per cent. Black and Vealch. ensineers who several years ago surveyed the city's sewer needs, have sent representatives to recent meetings and have said that increased construction costs will put a S1.3 million price tag on a new system as of now "And I fear that this figure can't be trimmed. We're planning on the absolute minimum as it is" Mayor Blodgett said. The Mayor said the plan, when completed, will be submitted to the people. Plan'Public Hearing Beardcn Backers Hold Parade Here A car parade of Leachville residents boosting J. Lee Be.irden, state , fm re - clecti °» 'oured the lle business district this County on behalf of the Bearden candidacy. The Blylhevilte Police Department estimated that about 75 cars participated in the parade occurred at 11 a.m. interest, we will call for another special election and submit the plan to all the citizens for their approval.' he explained. Meanwhile, the Mayor warned "if you haven't had a typhoid shot Mn the past three years, get, one ] And be sure your family is immunized, too." Turning to more pleasant topics. Mayor Blodgett said "rumors are running wild, but so far there is no official word on when vork will .start nn the air base." ' ' - : ' He told of plans for the Aug. 33 fish rodeo to be held' at Walker Park, and said the "Fair Association plr.ns to spend between SI and thousand on new playground eqtiip- meit at the park in the near future He also told of the city's efforts In co-operating with' the school board and in planning a Mayor's Day for the National Cotton Picking contest. Mayor Blodgett was introduced by notarial! J. W. Atjams. Guests at the meeting were Henry lloyt. Leachvtlle: Brad Walker, Jonesboro; H. E. Phillips Osceola; Tom Callis, Luxora, and Albert Fairfield, Blytheville student who reported on his winning of the state driving contest for high school students. DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF KOBTHEABT AHKAMBA^ANDJQQTHKAyr M1B6OUR! BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1052 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS _ — ~**~~v omuuci (JUFIES FIVE CENTS ^emosScatterlstBallot Votes 'Cosiest' Steel SfrifaT/iTOver CAND1DATK COXrEKS-Rcprcsontative Boyd Tacked Southwest Arkansas congressman, and candidate for eovernov, is shown conferring with a campaign worker following his speech here labt night Tackett himself arrived by helicopter. The outspoken gubernatorial' canduia.o ,s said to have made 300 speeches din-ing the present campaign. (Courier Newrj J'hoto) Tackett Lashes at All Foes, Jim Grain and Booster Club Re P- B °J' d Tackett flew into Blytheville last night in his famed cam- turned out for the gubernatorial candidate's address. • l " !Op e ull ° -* Tacketl, as have all other challengers for the slate's top position speaking here, hit the McMath administration and told the group that'j'ynu have the most 'promis- i ~" "'* that there ever has any state of the United 'Gathings Day' - >, - .•*,. To! Weather Arkansas forecast; Clear to part- cloudy this afternoon, toiiislit thunder- U. of A. Head To Speak at RE A Meet Here Dr. John T. Caldwell. recently-appointed president, of the University of Arkansas. wiU be principal speaker at the annual meeting of members of the Mississippi County Rural Electric Cooperative Monday at Walker Park. The program, whirh will be pre- willed in j'roiit of the grandstand which I will get under way at 1 p.m. Also to speak monday will be John Thompson, member of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, Harry Oswald, manager of the Arkansas Electric Cooperative, also is scheduled to attend. Members of county 4-n clubs will Apprs«iafion Event || Civic Club Officials'^' Production Wilt Resume in Next Week WASHINGTON (AP) — The longest, costliest steel strike in American history in effect is over. Production is to resume next expected week. The striking CIO Sleelwoikers Union was considered virtual!- cerlain today to ratify a slrikc- ending agreement reached, at the White House after President Truman personally demanded — and got—a settlement. It was not a clear cut victory for anyone concerned—the union industry, or », e government. There was give and take on all sides The end of the crippling, 53-day strike was nnnounccd Intc yesterday by the President himself with CIO President Philip Murray am U.S. Steel Chairman Benjamin Pairless "have- reached agreement on important basic issues afler day-long conferences, and predicted n "speedy resumption of stce) production." Murray Meets Today He said Murray would meet today with his ns-man Wage-Policy Committee to obtain ratification of the agreement. Fsirlcss, it was reliably learned, plans to make a personal appearance before this committee in dramatic move aimed al wiping out any bitterness. The union invited him to make a short talk So the group niter a closed session during which actual ratification of the agreement was scheduled. At best it will be four or five days before any substantial pro- duclion of steel is reached, It takes that long to heat up the hanked blast furnaces which stand - by workers have kept alive ever since the strike started June 2. ...... .JMILI; UA L^it; uuuea The new steel which comes out He suggested IhsJ the vat- I ol some 330 struck plants will sell -,...-.i " ca " "P Sid : -Mid ask for the j fo1 ' at least 55.20 a ton more than cnpnoljiome" if they didnt believe | before the strike started. 'jniputes after Truman's ,s>j> I -:'v-*»v*v..vallnoiincenient the gov-' 'approved a price in- STEEI, on Page M Inside Today's Courier News ...The steel strike: it will Kke a .vrar tn assess damages... I'age 5. ...Juniors beat West Memphis .. ,s|iorls. ..Page 8. ...Sunday in the Churches . I'a B e 2. .. Oil Missco Farms «-Uh the county u«cnt...r.irni news anil review.. .Pants 10-11. ...U.S. appeals (o l(us,sla In Improve treatment of UN I'OVY"? ...Pasc 7. . ...Mlirrj- only c.mdiilalc in governor's race who ilia not attend college . . . Arkansas politics Page 3. .. .Society... Page 4. .. Markets .Page 14. . . . One election maneuver we'd like to see end . . . editorials . . . Page fi. Stevenson Leads Through N. Dakota .CONVENTION- IIAI.L, CHICAGO W',-Wlth lh« first ballot roll called through North Dakota, the official count (or the Democratic presidential nomination stood: w-rauo llairlHuin !03 KcrauviT Its Krrr 3V Russell isjij Stevenson 172 Ollitrs toa . CONVENTION HAM,, CHICAGO (AP)—With cnthu- cS Vn.—T'r ™ ns """"'"e '"Eh, Agates to the Demo- ualu L\,uiona Convention wore scattering- their votes over a host of candidates as the first ballot nearwt its end all have agreed to gr !rs for committee ] in: be presented prizes electricity for work done projects. More Chamber of Commerce office this morning, set Aug. 20 for observance of "Took Gathings Appreciation Day" in Blytheville. A fish fry honoring the Congressman Gathings will be held at Walker Park at 6:30 p.m.'on that date and free entertainment, at which Congressman Gainings will appear is scheduled for the Walker Park grandstand at 8 p.m. Dr. James C. Guard, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce which fathered the Took 'Gathinas Appreciation Day Idea, said all civic clubs are participating in plans furnish i work. Roland Bishop has been appointed as general chairman of arrangements for the celebration. To Be County-Wide Civic club representatives attending this morning meeting voted to charge the price of SI per person for admission to the fish frv While the celebration is bAug planned by Blytheville to show its appreciation to Congressman Gathings for his ivork in the reactivation of the air base here. Dr Guard stressed the fact that both the fish fry nnd the following entertainment will be open to Ihc pub- '•This is not necessarily lo he a celebration for Blytheville .ilonp biit for the whole of Mississippi County and adjacent areas. Anyone that wants to may attend," he said. Dr. Guard also pointed out that no admission will be charged to the entertainment part of the program devoted n portion of his time to each of his other opponents. He summed them up in the following fashion: "'Jack Holt) lias run and lost so many races since he was In office that he docsnt even know who has been in since then. "(Ike Mujry) Ls a nice, quiet sort of a fcliov.' and wouldn't want to step on anyWody's toes. "(Francis Cherry) was born, raised and spent most of his life in Oklahoma; we used to call him 'Oklahoma' Cherry." Hits Truman Role The Southwest Arkansas con- n's endorsement of McMath for third term at the Bull Shoal's dam dedication. "McMath even got the President to come all the way down here to (ell you folks how to vote." he said. "If you'll listen to your radios next Tuesday night you will find the people of Arkansas are not nearly so dumb as he (McMath) thinks they are." Reviewing the McMath road- building program. Tackett said there has been more road and construc- Drop Expected In Cotton Exports 1952-53 Crop Year May Show Decline Of 4 Million Boles WASHINGTON Ml The Agriculture Department forecast today "a rather sharp reduction" in United States cotton cxporls in the 1952-53 crop year. It predicted exports of the period — Aug. 1, 1952 t 0 j u iy 31 1053 — will range between four million and 4.800.000 bales compared with estimated exporls of 5,800.000 bales during the current - For two minutes today Sen. William Fulliright of Arkansas was the leading candidate for the Den cratic presidential nomination. When Arkansas was readied ul , (lie call of the states, it cast its 22 votes lor Fulbrisht. That put him STEVEXSO.V MEETS WITH CI.AVMAN-bov. Adlal Stevenson (right) shakes hands with Secretary of tlie Interior Oscar Chapman who is widely regarded as a Truman emissary to Ihe Democratic national convention. The two had a breakfast conference. ' State-by-State Vote On Demos 1st Ballot into the lead over his nearest rival. Sen. Richard B. Russell of Georgia, who had 13 votes from Alabama. "That was pretty Rood going for a country boy from Arkansas." Ful- briifht declared. Earlier today a bandwagon appeared rolling toward Gov Adlai Stevenson of fliinois as the Democratic convention got down to the job of picking its presidential candidate, ft looked like a question only of what ballot would give him the nomination. Just before Chairman Sam Rayburn banged his giivel to open this climactic session of the party's 31st convention, the CIO grabbed for the tailboard of (he wagon. In a statement. Jack Kroll, CIO political action director, asked all CIO member delegates to vote for Stevenson "as soon as they can fulfill iheir commitments" — that is alter they had honored any promises to give one round of votes to others. Kroll's move may have been de-signed us a bid to put a man friendly toward the CIO's views on the ticket as Stevenson's running mate. It was a blow, In any event, to Estes Kefauver nnd Averell Harriman. bidding for the top place. Whipped in n terrific last night- early today battle over seating Southern rebels against a loyalty pledge, they hud hoped for a shift of sentiment In the hours between' the early' morning adjournment and today's assenjbly for lhe v payoff sesslorrr* '•' -— • ..•;,--•-• They believed they had perhaps slowed a Slevenson steam-roller by delflyine; Indies which stalled off a presidential ballot last night although lenders kept the convention In session until two o'clock; in the iTiorning. The. way the Stevenson forces maneuvered lo seat the Virginia, Louisiana nnd South Carolina dele- gatloiiR, despilc their refusal ^> take a loyalty pledge, pointed toward a Southerner as the No. 2 rON'VKMTIflN.' IIAl I riiif 4/--/A / , ,,\ , w H Smll)1 erner as the No. 2 l.Ui\Vl,MIUi\ ] AM,, CHICAGO (Al 1 ) — I Joi'G is the i man on the ticket - if Stevenson !-D V-Si_?l if* veil f> *i i I (•»« I In i vi .-.j. L-.I i;,. .,..*: .. i , - . u'in« slale-by-state vote al the Uc'inoci-aiic'iiT.tional'con'ventifi'n "today on the first ballot for selection of a presidential nominee: season. Among the factors contributing to the forecast: 1. The consumption of cotton in most foreign countries has declined in recent months and .stocks of cotton and inventories of textiles Alabama 22 votes: Kefauver 8- Russell 13; Stevenson !!,; Biirkley '„. Alaska G votes: Kefauver 6. Arizona 12 votes: Kerr 12. Arkansas 22 votes: Pulbright 22 California GR votes; Kefauver 68. Colorado IG votes: Tlarrlmnn 5' Kefauver 2; Russell 8; Sleverwon V^: not voting '*. Connecticut 16 voles: McMahon I IB. Delaware 6 votes: Stevenson Ke ' nuver (ion work in his congressional dis- I are r «P°rled at a high level. , trict during the spring and summer! . 2 - The United States government ' K Georgia 28 votes: Uus,sell 28. Hawaii 6 votes: Harriman 1; Ke- fauvcr !; Stevenson 2; Barkley 2. Idaho 12 votes: Harriman a>'.°than durinz the entire past three j is " ol expected to finance as much years. "The farmers down there ! cnlto n exports this year as in call 'cm the Boyd Tackelt roads." i t!151 " 52 he said, "cause they know they' ^- Foreign cotton will be relativc- woiildn'l have ever been built it 11 lv abundant. Production In non- w.i.«nt runnins for governor. | Communist countries is expected 'We don't build roads with out j f° bc about the same as it was i- 1; Stevenson ttnn «i Tnn ,« *.i' ,'• " ' I ' *"* ("" ^ '" i"i" program wM J '" electric appliances and persons may attend this "parti o 1 .'. 1 , b L a l l J rdcii ? s <ioor P"**. ^ "' the program without attending i REA members also will hear a report of the organization's nominat- thc fish fry. Tickets to the event are expect- our money in Arkansas." he ponied frequently, "ire elect governors." He referred lo the 1950 Monroe County road money which, it has been charged. ive;jt into the McMath campaign fund. The fund. Sec TACKKT on Page II r'el i in the bales. Illinois 60 voles: Harriman 1- Kefauver 3; Sfiivcnson 53; Sen. Doug- Indiana 26 voles: Kefauver 1 Stevenson 25 Iowa 2-1 votes: iH.-irrltnan 'i: Kc- Ste- son 3'i; Oscar Ewing 1. Maryland 18 votes: Kefauver IB Massachusetts 30 votes: Dcver 36. Michigan 40 voles: Williams 40. Minnesota 26 votes: Humphrey 26 Mississippi 18 votes: Russell 18. Missouri 34 votes: Harriman 1'-.; Kefsuver 2; Kerr 4: Stevenson 18' Barkley 7'v. not voting i. Montana 12 voles: Senator Murray 12. Nebraska's 12-maii delegation was polled. Nebraska 12 votes: Kefauver 5- Kcrr 4: Russell 1; Slevenson 2 Nevada 10 votes: Kefauvcr ".• Kcrr I;: Russell 8: Stevenson 1." New Hampshorc 8 votes' Kefauver 8. Men- Jersey ,32 votes: Harriman 1: Kctauver 3; Stevenson 28. preceding year. ,2,700.000 | fauver' £ ££'HSl £ Based on acreage in cuHivalion TK^ ,f ^^ rrlmttn 2 , PARTI.Y CLOUDY showers and a litlte cooler in the exlreme northwest portion tomorrow. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy I and turning cooler north, generally r fair south tonicrht with widely scat-! tercd thundershowcrs north " and norihiiest central: Saturday gcnor Marine Sharpshooter Uses Soldier as 'Decoy' -^ ally fair arid cooler north- "partly shootin ff sergeant using a fellow cloudy south with risk of thunder-i marine as n decoy claims a per- wrni u. s. FIRST MARINE DIVISION, Korea wi - A sharp- ..... ,.,. muiiDfj - I , •• •"••••"II j n nui ~ showers southeast snd extreme i cct but h '8 ht y unofficial record— south during afternoon or evening ! lllne Chinese snipers killed with Minimum this morning—65. Maximum yesterday f)6. Sunset today—7:08. Sunrise tomorrow—5-06 Precipitation 4 hours to 7 a m —none. Total precipitation since Jan. 1 Mean temperature 'midway tween high and low—80.5. Normal July—81 Tliis n.ite t.asl Minimum this morning—73. Maximum yrMerrlay—95. .Precipitation January 1 to this heal mean temperatures for nine bullets. But the company commander put a stop to the bizarre tactics. The Marines today released the story: Set. John E. Boitnoot of Chicago a medal-winning marksman and Pin Henry A. Friday of Nekoosa Wis.. were stationed on an outpost far forward of the Marine division's main line of defense. . date-28.62. . Tlicv devised this deadly game- Friday, acling ns a decoy, wuuiii expose himself until a Chinese sniper opened fire. Boitnoot, armed \vtth a rifle mounted with a sniper- scope, \\ould lire Just once and exclaim "scratch one" enemy. Boitnoot said "the whole Idea started one day when Friday made the mislnke of standing up In the trench. A sniper fired at him and I fired back. I killed him." Friday volunteered for decoy duty. In two days (hey vet a "remarkable It highly unoflicial record" of nine Chinese snipers slain with nine bullets. The men said they checked their kills with a powerful telescope. Boitnoot. whose wife lives al Comfort, N. c.. is a Marine Corps distinguished ritlcman. The release said he won a silver mtdal in .Marine Corps malt-lies in into a bronze medal in southeastern matches in 1050 and placed second in the Wirgman Trophy match in 1948 at Cjuantico, y a _ City Offering Street-Oiling Proposition \ The City of Blytheville. in an effort, to control dust on unpaved streets of the city. Is now offeiiv.j street oiling services to landovn- ers rfesirina them. Mayor Da:i A. Blodgett said this morriiny. Msvor Blod'jelt reported that ;he city lins purchased approximately 8.000 traDnns of road nil for this project and is making it available to property owners or other living on unpaved streets. AH that is required to have liv, •July 1, a 1953 United States crop of 14.700.000 bales is indicated if yields average production per acre for the last 10 years. The first estimate on actual 1052 production is due Aug. 8. Kcrr 4; Stevenson 8; Kefauver Barktey 1. Kentucky 2R votes: Barkley 26 Louisi.ina 20 votes: Russc'li 20 Maine 10 votes: Harriman 1 •:,'• Ke.'auvt-r 3>i; Hu.«ell 2^; Steven- Truck License Deadline Near Deadline tor purcliase of new truck tags Is July 31. Oscar Alexander of the State Revenue Depart - nipnl office here said today. Mr. Alexander reminded those who have not yet purchased tags that a penalty charge will go into effect at that time. wins. But those Northern elements which fly the "liberal" banner In- j dicalcd they would scrap to get one of thair men accepted, j Sen. Hubert Humphrey of Minn- j esota, who has been working with ,, the Kefauver-Harrlman combine on j test issues, told reporters he personally wouldn't mind seeing Steveson the party nominee "as long as there's another liberal on the ticket." Al a pre-session caucus of the California delegation, John Anson Pord, state national committceman told (he delegates to stand firm for Kefauvcr. He said there was a "ruthless" coalition out to put SteveGon over. The newly-seated Virginia delegates caucused and voted to give | their 28 votes to Senator Richard I Ru.ssell of Georgia on the first bal- I lot. They had been leaning, that : way but were not formally com| milled. Although the session was scheduled to start at 10 a. in. rC'STl it was obvious that it would be late getting underway — perhaps even later than usual. At 10:45 fewer than n fourth of Ihc delegates' scats were occupied. Secrecy Lifted from Truce Talks Showing Final Deadlock on Prisoners Still Exists torea '.P—The thrce- ! week news blackout was lifted from the Korean armistice talks today. showing the deadlock over prisoner ! exchange—final Issue blocking a truce—still unbroken. The U. N. Command said It refused to back down on its decision not to return forcibly any prisoner to the Communists. Only 83,000 of 170,000 Allied-held POWs want to be repatriated. Harrison sain. This of 13.000 over the fig. .. „ --•— -..,......, j urc submitted to Ihc Reds earlirr « sr^ 8 £fr;&sr" ne of pow ' s ^ Despite a United N . Ulms offer ,o ft „„ S« ri^Vl™ 0 ™ 1 . 13 '»°° Captives jure .submitte proved "completely fruitless." said "aj. Gen. William K. Harrison Jr. "We arc no nearer a solution of Ihe problem today than we. were The Allies said Ihe Communisl.s Insisted on the return o[ 16000' prisoners. These " ' Chinese captives ^.tt^S^ - <«...«. oil. Th! ci,V ;„,'.. "As lon, as we,, ne.oMa- j sc^U^iS c^ded « •'•••"— hnpe. when ! prisoner exchange Issue had uurn O[ IB 000',-, include 20 000 t Commlm:sls ' of whom only I screening figu nlimtariiv refused even n , o ,h *. , .. l3 ' fourths of the Chinese In Allied prisoner camps would rcsnt reiia- triation. The Communist general on July 6 submitted a vague proposa'l largely repeating an earlier Red suKgcslion — that all foreign prisoners. Chinese and United Nations . be exchanged and that Koreans be i disposed of in accordance with j where they formerly lived. Ison offered to allow Ihe Communists lo check the Allied urcs, but Nam flatly even to recognize the screening. The Communists today proposed staff officers to New Egyptian Regime Begins CAIRO. Egypt r,n - A new Egyptian t;overu[ncnt pledged to | sweeping reforms bcsan to sovem today tif.der Premier AIv Maher Tasha and five high-ranking po- | Hce officers were arrrsted. The Arrrsls wore ordered by the nru Army cnmmandrr in chief. Gen. Mohanud Nannib Key. whose military roup Wednesday put Maher Pasha b.ick into office. Nncuib said the police officers conspired "to arouse Iroublc and undermine public security." UTTLf LIZ— - ' a R e s.ue ad e . - 1ll3 i '" C " cmy l>10 ' lospd lhis mornlne t-omc not a matter o prtncin c Ct ' SS rtctalls " of the wording of " cover approximate!; one linear ."out. Persons desiring this se/ike should contact Clatitle Alexander, city engineer, at 22«2. Starting tomorrow proceedings will be made public daily as formerly. Tomorrow's session is set for u a.m. t.9 p.m., Friday, EST). I Ilir- u. ,v. to pre.swit a liui roachiiiK reality." But the been Some politicians start out by tckifxj it eosy ond wrxi up by just taking it. sxu

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