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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 28, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI I YOL. XLYIII—NO. 106 Blytheville Courier Biythevillc Daily Kewi Mississippi Valley Leader Blylhevillo Herald BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JULY 28, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES • SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS GETTING OUT T1IK VOTE—As primary campaigns began coming to a halt in the face of tomorrow's election, BlytheviUe civic clubs pushed their "get out the vole campaign." Above, James Barksdale, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Barksdale, Si 1 ., of Blytheville and member of Jaycee-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 22, gives W. S. Johnston a lapel tag reading "I Have Voted—Have You?" Looking on is Dick White, firsb vice president nf the Jaycces. Boy Scouts will give these tags to all voters at the palls here tomorrow. The Jaycees, the Kiwanis Club and the American Legion are jointly conducting the "get out the vote" drive. The Legion also distributed today metal lapel lass reading "I Pledge to Vote." The "I Have Voted" tags were contributed to the drive by Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. (Courier News Photo) 2 District, One County Races to Be on Ballot Today marked the finale in campaigns of state, district and county candidates seeking Mississippi County votes in the Democratic preferential primary that will take place tomorrow. Two district and one county races will be run off tomorrow and they could be either preliminary heats or main events. Three three-way races—lor coun-r * ty judge, state senator and prose- ' cuting attorney—will occupy rival the five-man gubernatorial contest in Mississippi County tomorrow. Three other county races for state representative, county coroner "and county surveyor—will be Hdt^lM cided, until the run-off. prlniRty 3 there are only caftdld each. Only r.ont'ests imd^Im or more candidates appear oh the Wafdists Okay Why You Should Cast Your Ballot (Three Blytheville civic clubs, 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 statements in the interest of stimulating voting J t j < * * preferential primary ballot. If one of the three in any of the races receives a majority of the votes, he is as good as elected in Democratic Arkansas. (In tho gov-. emor's race, however, the winner will have to run against Jefferson j Speck of Frenchman's Bayou, the i Republican gubernaorial candidate, in the Nov. 4 general eleztiori.) If none of the candidates receives a majority, the two polling the largest numbers of votes will oppose each other in the Aug. 12 run-off primary. Warmest of the three races holding local interest tomorrow \viM be the contest for state senator from Mississippi County. Actually, this is for Position No. 1 of the state's 24th Senatoria 1 District Hov;evcr, an as - yet - unchallenged "gentEe- Ouster df Fqrouk Hailed as Government Promises to 'Clean-Up' CAIRO, Egypt. 1JP) —The head of Egypt's powerful Wa f dist party voiced jubilant^"support today for he country's new strong man, MaJ ~ien. Mohammed Naguib Bey, and miled his ousler of King Farouk and his promise of a relentless nationwide cleanup of "bribery *and corruption." The sweeping praise for Naguib ame from Mustapha El Nahas Pasha, the party head whom Farouk ousted from the premiership after last January's dtsastrous fire riots in Cairo and who returned <5arly three counties in the district <M;s- sissippi, Cralghead and Poinsett) provides for election of a stale senator from each one. Candidates for the Mississippi County position are the Incumbent, Sen. J. Lee Beardcn of I^achvilte, and Henry K. Hoyt of Leachville and William H. WyaU al Ely the- ville- In a triangular race for county judge are Gene E. Bradley of Blytheville. I. D. Shedd of Munila and Philip J. Deer of Wilson. Incumbent H. G. Partlow ol Blytheville is seeking re-ele^Uon prosecuting attorney of tne Second 1 Judicial District and is opposed by | Ivie C. Spencer of Jone*i>or3 and See ELECTION on Page II {Superintend The question who should vote is ; old as the act of voting itself, yet it is as current In its applica- :ion ss it has ever been in the his- .ory of mankind. Men and women have been called on to make decisions, to cast their vote P.S long as mni] has lived upon the earth. Adam and Eve were called on to make a decision — to cast, iheir vote. 1 ?. In a sense. Admn failed to McMath Set ForVoteTest On 'Record' Administration Is Main Issue In Campaign LITTLE ROCK <A>) — GOV. S'.d McMath and his two-lerm record, condemned by four opponents us "wasteful and inefficient," goes be fore ttie voters in tomorrow's Democratic preferential primary. Tho governor's record as a public official has been made the mail issue in the 5-way race for the Dem ocratin nomination. McMath, endorsed by Presidem Truman, is attempting to break an ancient Arkansas tradition in bid for a third successive term office. Only the late Governor Jef Davis ran successfully for a thirc term. All McMath's opponents — Ally Gen. Ike Murry, former Ally. Gen Jacfc Holt, Rep. Boyd Tacked am Chancellor Francis Cherry — havi blfistcd tlie incumbent for his "con trol and operation", of the stat Highway Department. Audit Draws Attention They have pointed to ihe Arkar :;as Highway Audit Coin mis star which termed the department' operations "wasteful, extravagan inefficient and subject to polilica pressure." the candidates hav called the commission report proo of corruption in McMath's admin istration. McMalh has contended all ftlon that the audit was turned "into political instrument designed to di: credit my administration." McMath says he has taken U Arkansas highway system "out < the dust and mud;" his opponen' say his program has been "patchwork nmi paint brush" paving. McMath Wants 3rd Term The governor says lie should be returned to office to complete that program; his opponents reply that the program's deficiencies are one reason why he should not be allowed a third term. McMath's proposed highway program was one of the main issues when he won his first gubernatorial election in- 1948. Perhaps the most important factor In that election was his record as a reformer. Two years earlier, the ex-Marine had whipped a firmly entranchcd political machine in Garland County. Here are some of the candidates views on the same questions as expressed oil radio interviews Station KLRA. in Little Rock: Amount of money which should be spent on primary and secondary highway construction? Cherry says the first job Is to get the highway department out of politics nml work toward a proper Sec McMATH on PaRe 11 Eisenhower, Stevenson Ready for Political Arena ACCIDENT VICTIM—Tills liou^c on the novth- easL corner of the intersection of chlckasav-'ba Avenue and North Sixth Street (Highwuy 61) was the victim of nn auto accident early yesterday. A car Alli'mptine n turn oiHo Hie highway mi.ised and plowed Into it. The car passed between the fire plug and (he street marker shown above. (Courier Neus Plioln) vote his conviction ing to abide by ai> vote cast by his mate. We are told' that down > through the ages mankind has suffered the conf-e quences of t h i and was will today from a European holiday. A high Wafdist source said the party, Egypt's largest and the sweeping victor hi the last genera' election, would support Naguib anc his new premier, Aly Maher Pasha Naguib, himself, was at the airport to embrace Nahas Pasha when he arrived with Wafdist secretary general Fuaci Serag El Din Pasha. "I thank God our people now are entrusted to our valiant Army commander," Nahas declared, adding. "I pray to God to grant success to j the task undertaken by General ] Nagmb." 1 spectina individual is entirely will- Later, after a conference with i inr to'leave it to another "io srw failure of our \ first parent to exercise his rign of suffrage. Today every responsible individual is confronted 'gVffiw o n innumerable occasions to dc> \\ II. Nicholson decide issues, to c;isl vote?. Any in dividual who fails to express his views in effect and in fact .says he \ Mississippi" Is willing to abide by tbu decision - • of someone else. No richt-thinking ond seH-re- Fisherman's Body Found Otis Crotts, 56, Drowns in River Graveside services for Otis CroU: 22-Year Heat Mark Reached Again: 109 Blytheville's sizzling thermometer returned to a high of 109 degree.*; icre yesterday—one month and one day from the time the temperature here hit that mark on June 28 to give the .tiily a new heat record ol at east 22 years standing, and possibly more. Second high lor the 22-ycar-pcr-; od went to Saturday's high of 108,' L hot little day in itself. On July 12, 1930, as far back as (Veather Bureau records for Blythn- ville go, the mercury reached n ligh oT 107Vi, according to Courier News files. This apparently was entered as 108 on Weather Bureau records., ; < That mark was .popped liere June 28 when the heat.- in the midst of a string of more than 20 consecutive days in which the mercury nit or topped the Kin mark, pushed to the 109 high. The following day's reading was 107. not quite good enough for second place in \ ' swelter derby for the past t decades, Saturday's and Sunday's figures fell just short of n new all-time high. The Saturday marfc of even 108 degrees was enough to assure an undisputed second -plane ranking, and Sunday the mercurj again rose lo the IfKl point to tip Auto Crashes Into House Here Soldier Fined $200 On Two Charges Following Accident 1 for top honors. Yesterday's low wn? T5 degrees, and Saturday the ther mometer could get, no lower than 76 decrees. The .special Arkansas Farm Forecast isucd today by the Weather Bureau follows: \ Clear to partly cloudy and con- 56-year-old Barfield commercial j tinned hot and dry Monday, Tue.s- f ishermnn who drowned m t.h* Mis- 1 day and Wednesday. There is a pos- sissippl River will be conducted at \ sfbiliLy of widely scattered showers 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Dogwood in extreme north portions of (lie Ridge Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The boriy of Mr. Crotts, a veteran A 22-yenr-olcl Santa Monica Calif., soldier was assessed fines to- aling $200 and costs in Municipal "lotirt this morning after the cur he vn.s driving plowed into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elton n. Foster nt the Intersection of Chickasawba and Sixth Streets early yesterday. McMahon cMahon Ike Stores Fishing Gear, Holds Meet DENVER (AP) —Back at his campaign hearlquartovn after a 10-day vacation, Geru Dwiglit D. Eisenhower stowed away his fishing gear and turned full attention today to Dressing his bid for the pvesi- Icncy. The Republican nominee re- urncd hero last night from tho locky Mountain catlle ranch near r rnser, Colo., where he went for a rest n few days after the Repub- ican National Convention. First on the general's agenda today was a conference with his new- y appointed political chief of staff, Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire. Eisenhower plans to spend most of the rest of the week conferring with other party .cadets. Yesterday, the general's final day nt Fraser, was devoted only in pnrt lo relaxation. A good share was given over to discu.sylon of campaign plans with Ills vlco presidential running mute, Sen. Richard M. Nixon of California. Nixon drove to the ranch from Denver early in the morning and — before flic serious talking got started—received his firfit lesson n how to 'cast lor trout. His tutor? The GOP presidential nominee, an expert fisherman. Victory Predicted Before the conference, Eisenhower and Nixon Joined in predicting a Republican victory In November over the ticket the Democrats selected In Chicago last wcete —Gov. Adlai Stevenson of llinois as the prcsidentia candidate and Sen. John J. SparRmnn of Alabama 'or vice president, Nixon said he was confident "ws are going to have tho victory for }L-II. Eisenhower that the onccutry See EISEN1IOWKK on Page 11 ? two companions, Drcwlc Til- Icy ol Des Plains, III., and Jessie Odom or Blytheville, were each fined $25 and costs on charges of public drunkenness. According to investigating officers, the l!M7 OlUsmnbtte driven by Currnn, fnilpit to execute a left turn off Rhicknsawbn onto North Sixth Street, jumped the curbing and crashed into tho oast, side of the front of the Foster home. 1 m cMhating officers said the car was trnvcllinq; nt a hiph r?. le of speed sli ovU y be- ioi e it ro;u iu'fi the intersection, The car suffered only fender and headlight Officers saTrt the hood of the car ITLnimcd through HIP wall cf th ho'ire, cmiMnif considerable diLtnng< lo ihe Thp. nir slrurk n bod on whirl one of the roster children asldop. officrrs .said, but flic chile River fisherman state Tuesday afternoon. The, chances are that the rain will lie* very light. | Temperatures will continue Naguib at Egyptian Army headquarters, Manas called Naguib the "savior of the country." 1(10 rtcgreos or .slf^hHy higlusr In the i MrMsiho '' ' New England Solon Played Key Role In Atom Program WASHINGTON '.-I'. - Son. Brkn ., re&ing For Goyernbr , CHICAGO (AP)—Governor Adlfti E. Stevenson returns today to Springfield a 11 d a tumultuous welcome from the Illinois Capital, to prepare himself for the role of Democratic standard bearer in the 1052 presidential campaign. He will pick up, but only temporarily, the reins of the Job he had repeatedly said he wanted for four more yenrs—Governor of Illinois. The he will resign to devote himself to the role "I did not want"—• candidate for the President of the United Stales. „„.„, p The Democratic nominee spent was 'not hurt. None of the oaui- I tj|e w eek end conferring with party found on an Island 10 mile? norf.h \ afternoon and morning. Low of Memphis yesterday by the Unit- j pcrnturcs will be in tlin 10*5. Aflrr- ! ed States Coast Guard. Sheriff Wil-1 noon humidity will he lo?:, 20 1 " ' . -33 . cr , t Weather Arkansas forecast: Clear to partly cloudy (his afternoon, tonight and Tuesday, with widely scattered thundershowers extreme north portion Tuesday; not much change in temperature. Missouri forecast; Partly cloudy tonight, with {scattered thundershowers extreme east central portion this evening; cooler north and central portion; Tuesday fair north and partly cloudy south portion, cooler; low tonight 60s north to 10-75 south; high Tuesday 80s north, to 9Q-DS south. Minimum this morning—75. Maximum yesterday—109. Minimum Sunday morning—70. Maximum Saturday—108. Sunset today—T:05. Sunrise tomorrow—5.08. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m —none. Total precipitation since Jan. 1 —21.91. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—92. Normal mean temperatures for July—81.5. This Dale I^ast Year Minimum this mornir - ," .. \ Maximum yesterday—stS. Precipitation Januaiy 1 to this date—29.97. Cut Arf jvii'V SEOUL, Korea ift ~ Torrential rains bent down on already soaked and muddy Korean battle lines to- halted ground for the third day and virtually jand air fighting straight day. Each side sent out only patrols across the 155-mile small battle front. Clashes were few and brief. The steady downpour appeared to be the long overdue start of the Korean rainy season. ISam Borryman said Mr. Crntt-s had fcren mis^imr since Thursday. Mr. Crotts, according to Sheriff Berryman. lived alone in a jnial! hoiiFe of the river bank near Bar- lojiay how hi.s household shall be) field. The sheriff quoted relatives ravine that Mr, Crotts was last nil alive \Vf*<Jiirs,iay night. Relatives told the sheriff Mr. Crolt.s w;is supposed to have gone to , retreive his tackle from the river civic household is run to express 111JU , l¥ Mll , tilI , 1B . ,. 11(;11 1W „,„ my convictions. 1 am willing tol no t return to his home Thursday leave it to mv neighbor although! my neighbor may be uninformed, j downright ignorant, and even un- j He is snrv ived by three scrupplous." ! Mrs. Pearl Guest of Sparks. Ncv,.j Tlr Terence between a minor- ; Mrs. Cl/ia Storey of California and Ity and a majority can ho ju<=t one; j Mrs. Mary Johnson of Armorel: ho\v his money shMl he .spent. He should not be willing to leave to someone rbe outside his household The ni.Tti or woman whn frill 1 ' fo i sc qo to the polls and cast his ballot is in effect and in fact saying: "I don't care enough about how my Friday a search bc&'an for per cent. Morning mnnlriitv will brj about 70. Winds will be light. in voting it ran be ju.-t one vote. Who kr.ows whether or not hr or she may be the one to cn^t the Sec WHY YOU on Pa^c 11 and four brothers Alga Crotts cf Armore), Troy and Homer Crotts 'if Grubbs. Ark., and Brlnklcy Cr.-.tts of Orange Cove, Calif. UN-Reds Talk Over 'Wording' MUNSAN, Korea W-UnHnd Nations and Communist .stnff officers today discussed minor wording differences in the Korean armistice document but did nothing to rolve | the deadlock on prisnnnr exchrmse. Prisoner exchange has boused the plenary sessions, now recessed until Aug. 3. The stnff officers were in almost complete a^rrfinetit on the 50 paragraphs of the proposed armistice agreement. ConnncUrut [jrvio- T'OII for peace and (t !-;ry role in I lie nn! ion's at tun i", eii'Tuy pro'ram, died tnJav of a i under spinal ailment, j hfinrii with Tii'Tiibrrs of his familv nt his t ~ , side in CH'nnrcUmn ]ir>~«L1.:il, whoic ' . ^'^ the -fiiiitor v;cnt in June for an op- j f..!','.^ rrut inn. I lllM*'..-- pTf M.'Lllrd bis -aniTJKi 'II- ! -»• I ir.r; si;-> n candidate for the Dcrno- ; | |£ I era tic p r e r. I d e ti t ial noTiiinimoiv j >.«.— j Fnends from Connecticut snvj him ! §,5/ 1C votes anyhow at the Democratic- National Convention last week.! From his hospital bed, McMsihon j ordered his t,;unc withdr.iv.n. \ pints of the car was injured- Police quoted Curran as saying that he was en route from Kirk- unod. Mo., where he had been visiting relatives, to Ft. Bliss at the tiniR of the accident,. Poli'-p said the cur was oviticd by Mr. Tilley In nthrr action this mornirii?, Barney R. Franks was fined SI DO and ro;t,-5 and Kcntrecrt to a day in Jr 1 !! on n charge of drivlm* while iimlrr the influence of linuor nml hf:nrn;rf for NorrLs Moon nn a Kim- Si nr rhirpe was continued uiuil n:; for Andy Rancttu on a 1 ^dinj< was continued j , A T6 lenders on campaign plans. Among them wa.s Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama, whom the Democratic National Convention chose as Stevenson's running mate as candidate for vicc-prcstdent. Frank K. McKinncy, Democratic- national chairman, told reporters the party high command had ajrrcrd on a "hard-hitting campaign of no more than fiO days/' It will hncrhi on Labor Day. nig Four Tram Set MoKiniiRY snid tht: party's big fwir speaking team wiil be President Truman, who advised tha chairman, "1 am at your disposal," Vicc-PicMdpnt Alben Bark| ley. an unsurcr?;sfnl candidate for lop spot, on the 1052 ticket, Stoveni;rm and iSparkman. Tho chairman said t!ie tcn.ui wil carry the campaign into every part of the nation, rind President Truman has promised a repetition of: his 1948 whistle stop speaking tour See STKVKN'SON* »n Tape 11 Radar Again Spots 'Flying Saucers Near Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON W — Radar — which normally doesn't show something that" isn't there — has picked up "flying saucers" near the nation's capital for the second time within a week. Jet fighter pilots searched the skies without directly contacting anything during the six hours that four to 12 unidentified objects intermittently appeared on radar screens at Washington National Airport and nearby Andrews Air Force Base. One pilot said he saw tour lights approximately 10 miles away and .slightly above him hut they disappeared before he could oveTlsiko them. Later, the same pilot said, he saw "a steady white lifcht" five miles away that vanished in about 1 cloud formation. And one expert minute. ! said radar is not infallible. So far as could be determined, j The Air Force reported that be- this wa.s the first time jets have r twcen four and 12 unidentified ob- bcen sent on the trail of such fiky f Jects appeared at 8:03 p.m. East- ghosts. ' ~ - - - Officials carefully avoided mentioning "flying saucers." just as they did when radar picked up seven or eif, r M unidentified objecis ] cm Standard Time Saturday night or* the radar screen at the Air Route Traffic Control Center operated by the Civil aeronautics Administration. Their position wns e.s- necir Washington last Monday. But j tim.nted at 10 mtlrn east of Mount, the Air Force was expected to add Vernon, Va., which Is nenr Wnsh- .v, ------ . ._ ,.„ ,_„„ ,,_.. _, ------the report lo i(,s Ion?r list of saucer sightings, which officials say are coming in faster than at any time since Ihe initial flurry in 1947. Radar normally dors not regis- rinythins without light. But it can pick up such things as a bird in flight or a in«ton National Airport. Word went to the Air Force, which sent up two Jet fighter interceptor planes from a i>ase at 90 miles Newcastle. Del., Home from When the planes appeared on the radarfcope at approximately 10:25 p.m. the CAA tried without success to guide the plane* into contact with the mystery objects. It was during this search thit the pilot made his two sighting- ol I left for their base and the two other The planes at 12:40 a.m. jets look over and stayed in the area until 1:20 a.m. without making contacts. The pilot who spoiled the ll;rh.Us said they "were really innvimr" — — Three Osceolrans AtcMaliori was a brand iicv: sf n:v- i were? fined a total of ?370 in Owe- tor in 1645 .\L< n Die first afotr.ic - nla Mimlrlpal Court, this mornmEj bomb dev.i; In ed Hiro-shima. Awe-i and oner was ?cntonred to 60 days someJy impressed, he this! 1 " i al1 ns the rfsuM of an accident new f"or;:e rnu>,1 be leashed to save ' "outh of nrldr.r last nis;ht. BepHty^f.n ,n rt dcd.c.t,-! ,,.s ,« e : ™, »^JTS ^I'^nv- ! lo maL com j cr of a vehicle whirh collirtfrt with! another car driven by :< ^iiiinr. who | with his family w,i* drivins from ; Alaska !o Alabama to make his home. With Sides in the first car wnrc Mr and Mrs, Vernon Goforlh, of OsceoJa. In court action this morning. Rules was fined $50 for driving white intoxicated; Sino for leaving the scene of an accident, and sen- tc-nceri t/i 60 days on the county faim. Tho Goforths each were fired S10 on chnriTes ot public drnnkennr-ss and $100 on cb^r^c 1 ^ of being arrrs?ortcs to leaving the of tin afcldent. All Candidates Plan 'Closing' Bids for Votes By The Associated Press Hectic week,- of campaigning for I ho Democratic uoininatlon fr>r I Rovrrnor will ond today as fivr 1 caiKiirfuU'.s fo:~ tljc s! alo'.s lop ] faster than 600 miles an.hour. Hut \ make their final appeal to Ark:m- radar operators at Andrews Air Force Base said they moved at n "slow rale of spend"—38 to Ml miles per hour. This could mnan the same pattern as last Vkoc-k'fl sightings — slow moving objects with bursts of speed. as voters All f i vc cand i ct a to * h a ve sc h e- rtulrc! clctoj minr-d "closing out" :.pi'ri.->H'.~ tonight. And all of their do *.; suppni icrs predict victory in the piefcrciitial primary Tuesday. Inside Today's Coimor Hews . . . One picture ^vt>rth ten Uious;iml words? . . . Ah, youthl . . . r d i I oria Is . . . V:\™c S. . . . Tl-r Ufr of Adlal Elevenson . . . Markets . . . Page 11. . , . Arkansas News Rrtefs . . * P.1CC 7. . . . Society . . . rage 4. . . . Sports . . . i*age 6. LtTTLt LIZ — An overheated oil slo\o Mnmod for a fire nt 115 \Vr.-,t Ash. Ihi^ morning. Fire Chief Urn Hear! saM. Chief Hc;«l said only sliplit damage rcjultcd from the blaze. For a v.hi1c it looked liko evert small potatoes were going r» amount to quite a lot. tr,Ni»

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