The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 29, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 29, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPEIl OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND .SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVIII—NO. 107 Blytheville Courier Blyiheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader BlyUicville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS For 3rd Time, Mercury Zips to 109 For the third time this year. Ihe mercury here skyrocketed yesterday to the 22-year record high of 109 degrees. H was also the second day in a row that the temperature here reached this sizzling high. And the Weather Bureau forecast held no hope for relief. A few scattered thundcrshower.s were predicted, but no lasting coolness. Yesterday was (he third consecutive day thai the temperature here reached or topped the 108- degree mark. Saturday's 108-degree high equalled the mark recorded here July 12, 1930, which is now a second-place figure for the 22-year period. No Weather Bureau records for this area exist prior to 1930. Last night's "low" was a muggy 78 degrees, one of the highest minimum readings of the sum-" mer. On the basis of the number of days of 100-degrec-plus days, this summer is well on the way to setting a " record for season of heat in this area. Since June 9, there have been 32 days on which (he mercury reached, or topped 100 degrees. The average maximum tempera - iiirc /or June was 100 degrees and the mean temperature was degrees as compared to a normal menu of 78 degrees, Although It- contained three of the hottest days of the past two months, July's average maximum probably will be losver. There were 21 days of loo-plus readings in June and 11 thus far this month. The first lOD-degrre high this year came on June 23. Rainfall this month has exceeded that of June — but not much. In June, only nine huu- dredths of an inch fell, So fnr this month, rainfall has totalled 1.37 inches. Other temperatures yesterday were Searcy and Brinkley. 100; StutLgnrl, 108; Wilson, Para};uuLd and Newport, 101; Jone.slwro, Batesville nnd Corning, 100; Arkrutelphia, 105; Little RoL'k, 104; Pine Bluff. 103; Ft. Smith, Hot Springs ami Portland. 102; N.^hville. 101. and Flippin, Dardanelte and El Dorado, 100. Democrats Return To Jobs; Two GOP's Turn to Campaign By The Assoicatcd Press The Democratic national ticket—Gov. Acltni Stevenson and Sea. John J. Spai'kman—went back to work today on jobs interrupted Jast week before the party picked nominees l^'or president and vice president. V The Democratic national ticket* • : — Gov. Adlai Stevenson and Sen. John J. Sparkmnn — went back to work today on jobs interrupted last week before the party picked nominees for president and vice president. The Republican ticket — Gen. D wight D. Eisenhower and Sen. Richard M. Nixon — went ahead election campaign. Nominated by the GOP two weeks earlier, they were that much ahead of the Democrats in mapping political strategy. About 25,000 people gathered around Stevenson yesterday as he returned to Springfield, the Illinois capital. In a. brief speech in front of the Courthouse, he thanked Firsi Open Cotton Boll in Mississippi County Is Reported The first open cotton boll of the current season in Mississippi County was reported to the Cjur- ier News yesterday afternoon. Brought in by Russell Rialcs, the boll v.'as from the farm ol" C, R. Ferguson one mile west of Kci- ser. The open ijoll was one of several found in a 300-acre plot which was planted April 3 'with second- year Empire variety seed. Mr. RiaLes said the cotton in this field was "green nnd wn'sL high." them for their good weill and promised to work hard for election to the presidency. Then he went to the governor's mansion to answer mail and catch up on his work as governor for the next few days. Sparkman, too, had a rousing reception on a limited scale as he returned to Washington to clean up his desk as senator from Ala- See POLITICS on Page 11 Weather McMath's 3rd Term Bid Now in Voters' Hands 882 Vote in Primary Here Prior to Noon A total o£ 882 Blylheville voters wenl to the polls before noon today ax the Democratic preferential primary here tjol under way with seven ballot contests hanging in the balance. With virtually no candidate within eai'sliol conceding any possibil- Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy widely scattered thundershowern this afternoon and in southeas portion this afternoon and tonight. Missouri forecast: Partly cloud; this afternoon and tonight, will scattered thundershowers nortneas and extreme north portion t!iis afternoon and northeast portion tonight; Wednesday partly cloudy, warmer southwest- and extreme south, low tonight 60s north to near 70s south; high Wednesday 80-85' northeast to the 90s southwest. Minimum this morning—78. Maximum yesterday—109. Sunset today—7:03. Sunrise tomorrow—5:09. Precipitation 24 hours to T a.m. —none. Total precipitation since Jan. 1 —21.97. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—935. Normal mean temperatures for July—Si.5. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—74. Maximum yesterday—95. Precinitp lion January 1 to (k. VI ate—29.37. Objects'Fill Air )ver U.S. Capital Radar Discloses Bui Airliner Fails To Find Anything; 'Saucer' Experts Called WASHINGTON LTi — Radar showed the air over the nation's capital was full of flying objects early today, but an airliner directed to one of the radar sightings could not find a thing, The Civil Aeronautics Administration radar at Washington National Airport, which reported scores of sightings from 12:eO to 4 a. m,, refrained from transmitting Us findings to the air^force at nearby Andrews Field because "no visual sightings were made." The air force said its Andrews Field radar showed nothing, and its 24-hour jet-interceptor patrol remained on the ground because it was not notified of the national airport sightings. Meanwhile, the air force announced it had brought some of its "flying saucer" experts from Wright - Patterson Field, Daylon, O., for a news conference nt 2 P- HI. H indicated they had nothing new .o report but would answer ques- Sce SAUCERS on Page 14 Jaycees Name Committees 'Gathings Day' Chairman Picked Committees and committee chair- ine n f o r 1952 -53 act iv i t ie.s wen named by the Junior Chamber o Commerce last niRht at a meeting in the Jaycee club house. During tiie . business meeting State President Charles Moore Blytheville presented the club wif.l a plaque marking the second-plac award in public relations won b the club at the state convention. Member-i of the- Jaycees Midget League team were guests last night and saw a film on baseball entitled "Play Ball- Son." Moving pictures of the Jaycee team taken by .Dr. "anic: C. Gif-jr* also were, shown. ' Roland Bishop was named chairman of a committee to nandle the Jaycees participation in the "Took Gathings Appreciation Day" to be held at Walker Park here Aug. 20 by Blythevtlle civic club, E)r. Guard and H. L. Halsell. Jr , were appointed to a weIcotiling conimittee for the event. Committees appointed last night and their chairmen follow: Budget and finance, James Gardner; tx tension, Charles Moore; ho use, Emery Fra nc is; p ersonnel and membership, Larry Katz; photographs, Richard Faught; playground, J. T. Sudbury: program, H, L. Halsell/Jr.; public relations and publicity, Eds^l Harber; publics- See JAYCKES on Page V. OF A. HEAD SPEAKS HERE—Dr. John Tyler CaldwcU (left) president of the University of Arkansas, converses with H. C. Knappenberger, manager of the Mississippi County Electric Co-Operative, before delivering his address at the annual gathering of the co-operative's membership at Walker Park yesterday. Dr. Caldwell's speech highlighted (he half-day activities at the gathering. (Courier News i'hoto) U.A. Head Tells REA Members— Modern Farming Ups Need for Education Dr. John Tyler Caldwell, president of the University of Arkansas yesterday called on approximately 1,000 members of the County Electric Co-OperaLive to further their supirort of education li Arkansas thereby "help free the coming generations from the limitation of economy." Spe»king at the annual of the; Mississippi County Co-Onerative <REA> at Navy Probe Is 'Hush-Hush'— Fiery Object Streaks Florida Skies KEY WEST, Fla. f/P>— Navy officials said today "were investigating thoroughly" reports of a fiery object that streaked across the sky at 8:45 p,m. Saturday. The USS Greenwood, a destroyer escort, was sent to seat but officers would not elaborate. Hundreds of sailors reported seeing the object Saturday night while watching an outdoor movie One witness described it as a 40- foot long solid white tight 200:13- inp across the sky from north to south. He said it made no sound "There may be something to IV ' said n Navy officer, "but It's fo there nren't many ol us'who knows anything." meeting Electric Walker Park, Dr. Calri\vcll cited the part education and the Universlt? of Arkansas have played in the £; "rWtli nf mode vi^ i\'*v. a^trir n Arkansas, saying: . . •*'• "The University of Arknrwtis'-is A-onderfuI institution but we need morn money if we are to continue our fight to help coming generations from the limitations of economy." Dr. Caldwell cited further the modern farming methods, the mechanization of the cotton industry and the new weed nnd grass killers which "gradually are taking hoe from hand/' but lie warned that "this new kind of world in whicli you farmers arc living can not run on s two-hit education. "The coming of the of our farm changes, weed killer chemicals nnd machinery to do (he jobs on your farms means that educational your state is bcin^ called on to "fill out laboratories with the right kind of men and women needed to keep .up with the growth of agriculture ami to help free you and your children from nil the burdens and hardships of farming." Continuing Revolution "The United States," he said "holds a unique place in human history. We have carried on and are continuing to carry on a continual revolution. A revolution that goes on in the hearts of individuals i agiiinst some of the age-old burdens of human existence. "We are revolting agnim-t poverty. See HKA on I'age M Night Blaze Razes Empty tjajehouse An empty warehouse building North Highway 61 was dr^troyc early Hiis morning by fire. The or gin has not been determined. The building was owned by tl Arkansas" Ice Company and formerly housed one of the City Ice Company's two plants. A,isi:;tant Fire Chief Horace Wal- lc said that the fire was reported at 3:30 a.m. and the blaze hud made a good lieitiiwuy by '.be Umo fire- 1 Inside Today's Courier News . . . Or a ml jury to probe story if bought furlough for Tuck Ulshop . . . The Mfc of Adlai >li'V(*nsnii . . . rage 3, . . Sjinrls . . . 1'aRC 6. . . Markets . . . Puce 14. . . Society . . . 1'iiKc 5, K/wan/s Club 'Newsboys' To Aid Youths Blythcvllle Klwaulnns turn newsboys tomorrow for the benefit of crippled and 'underprivileged children. Members of the Blytheville Ki- wanls Clubs will sell copies of the Courier News in downtown Blythuviili: tomorrow afternoon with all proceeds from the sales to go to their underprivileged and crippled children's work fund. There's Just one catch to this project. The Klwniilans aren't- golng to usk Hie usual price of five cents per copy for Wednesday's edition of the Courier. They're comp to ask for the purchaser to give as much as he can The Kiwanis "newsboys " will work between the hours of 2 p.m, and G p.m. nnd they nave set as their goal $250 from the paper sales. The Courier News Is donating to the r.lub the first 500 papers its memb'or.s sell. Helping underprivileRed tint crippled children is one of the prim my activities o£ the Kiwanis Club. except victory, voters through- it the state went to the noils to ecide or at least cut down the imber of candidates in four slates nd n host of district nnd county ices. With the by-noon balloLUng In lylheville leaning to Hie heavier inn-usual side, the voters hen ad a spirited state senator la ice nnd two others of n IOCEI! mi lire to spur them. Votes wore cast here today fo ;ovcrnor, attorney general, slat' and commissioner. Democrat! ntioiinl committecman, prosecui ng attorney, stale senator a n« :ounty judge. Hy noon, the heaviest balloltin lad been do tic at the Ward Tw rolling place at Blytheville Wnte Co., where 2-18 hud voted. At Gl Motor Co., Ihe other Ward T w lolling pln^ce, SO votes bad bee cast by noon. Next highest, number of vole lad been cast by noon at C i t iiftll, one ot the Ward One pol ng places, where 228 had votec In the past, the City Hall pollln >lace has generally been the bo where most votes were casl b 10on. At Scay Motor Co., otlu Ward Two voters had cast votes, 191 Vote In Ward 3 In the Third Ward, voting noon at the West End Fire Stntii totaled 191 nnd at Moore Brothe Store in the Fourth Ward, a tot of 4H votes hud been cast. By noon during the preferent primary in 1948. G10 ballots had been cast. Some 8,500 Mississippi Count inns voted in the 19-18 prl- mary. There are 15,831 poll tnx receipts held this year by Mississippi County residents, with about 6.000 In Blylhcvillc. Locations of ' two polling places were changed this morning because of the hcaj. The Fourth Ward poll ing pliice wns moved from a frame See KI.KCTION on Page 14 100, men reached the scene. Chief Wnlpolc i>ai(l that the fire apparently broke out in the south portion of the building and spvrnd apidly. "The entire building was! home of his <mn nt Number Nine afire by iho time we sol there and ! insi nicjlit nt the aj;c of Oi>. A4/SSCO Pioneer, Who Wanted To Reach 700, Loses His Fight George Washington Bcckman, the i Hcckmun of Clear Lake and Char! Mississippi County pioneer whose i one ambition was to live tn l>c I lias lo;»l his fitf ley Bcckmnn of Number Nine. At Ihe t he roo f wa s a bout ready t o in,' 1 he .said lime he was inter viewed, about having picked cotton Mr. Bct'knuin died quietly at the j the fall before. Services for Mr. Beckman will be conducted nt 2:30 p.m. tomorrow Lust May, Mr. Bcckman. who helped clear land around the Clear Quick work by firemen, however. Lake and Ro.^a communities in the kept the blaze from spreading. The j car !y part of the century, told n re- buiklin until was not occupied but up ! porter that hir, one ambition was short time ago it has been ] to live to be 100. Had he lived until leased by the Jones Truck Line,- as a warehouse. Firemen answered another alarm rariier last night to 109 V-z South Nov. 23. he would have been 96. Born In Jacksonville, Fla., in 1856, Mr. Beckman brought his family to Arkansas about 1910, For a number Second where a small blaze resulted i of years, he farmed .some levee land in slight damage to the floor and I between Flosu and Clear Lake. 345,OOOVotes Expected to Be Cast in Primary UTTU5 ROCK, Ark. (AP)' —Votora were laming out in orce today for the Democra- c ^referential primary de- pile strength-sapping tem- icrnlurcs near 100 ut'ArkansiiH. The balloting centers aioimd the ot 5-maa race tor (governor, hi- lutling incumbent Sid McMatll. 'iirious slate and county offices !so arc oil the hallot. McMatli's bi<l for a Iradltion- ireaklng Ihtrtl term is being op- >oscd by Atty. Gen. Ike Murry, tcp. Boyd Tncketl, Chancellor Francis Cherry and former Atty. en. Jack Holt. Some 345.000 Arkansans are ex- >cclcd to vote before the polls close ill 0:30 p. m (GST). The claim of six-time slayer Tuck Bishop lhal he bought n 00-day lur- '.ough from the Arkansas penitentiary was brought into the cam- iialBii last night by statements from. McMalh and Murry. McNfnlh termed the charge "ridiculous"; Murry called the convict's claim "one a! many Instance! of rotten racketeering in your stata iovcrnmenl." Veiling Weather Hot The voting weather was expected to keep pace with the red-hot race, with temperatures ranging nround 100 degrees and above Polls will be open Iron: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ICST). Few observers felt thai the five- way race will be settled today. Most predicted that no one would receive' an outright majority Mid the two top men would oppose each other in a runoll primary Aug. 21. McMnth's two-term record was the major Issue of the campaign. Holt was narrowly nosed out by UcMnlh four years ago and Tactett s a onc-l,3me classmate ol the governor's at the University of Arkansas. The Murry-McMath feud start- id long before either announced for .he present campaign. In which the governor seeks to overcome a "no- ;)ilrd-tc-rm" Arkansas tradition. Interference Charged President Truman's outright Messing of the governor's thlrd- icnn bid earlier this month' was blasted by the other gubernatorial aspirants as "Interference." But after the primary and the run-off—if OT» Li necessary — the Democratic nominee may face a serious threat in the November election. The Arkansas Republicans have nominated Jeff Speck, an Eis- cnltower supporter who polled 50.000 votes against McMalh Jn 1050. Jone.<;boro, Pine Bluff, Ft. Smith, Faycttcvillc nnd El Dorado reported See PRIMARY on Page II wall of a vacant apartment. Chief Walpolc said the fire apparently was caused by a refrigerator motor. The apartment is owned by Fan-is Simon. He had been married 65 years and was the father of 12 children. Until about a year ago Mr. Beckman was fairly active around the iti Holt Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Allen Van Horn, pa-stor o! Woodland Baptist Church Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery In addition to his two sons, he survived by his wife, Dossle Beck- mnn of Number Nine: two other sons, M. Ij, Bcckman of Cardova Ala., iind Henry Bcckman of Luxora: and six daughters. Mrs. J. Richardson nnd Mrs. Ncwtan Ballard of Meridian. Miss.. Mrs. Jeff Naby of Chicago. Mrs. Charley Lonan of Blytlicvlllc, Mrs. Oliver Patterson of Ijii\ora and Mrs. Lester A pony tail looks best on a girl with o nice carriage. S.HU, Preview of BVD Bargains- Shoppers in Blytneville tomorrow will take advantage of these [our which will be offered for 25 cent,', per hox tomorrow. Tire customers bargains, in addition to many others offered tlitough cooperation of tomorrow 'Picture No. 2) will get one tire tree with the purchase ol DIP 85 merchants partiCLpalirtj In Hlythi-villf: Value Days. BVD <1ays are under .spomor.ship of tho Merchant's Division c! Hie Chamber ol Commerce. In Picture No. 1, a name-brand of soap flakes Ls shown ihrre (nuking a couplet'.- .^t of {our UH--I at three-fourths of the price of a full .vet, Hocking chairs, illustrated in Picture No, 3, tegu- lar MO-95 taluc?!. will be solri (or $7,93 each tomorrow. In Picture No. •1, customers inspect A omen's puntici, rcgulai 19 crnt itemA, which will ^11 tomorrow at two for (he prko of our, Auovp me p^l a few ol Ihfi tvpical bargains that sire to be fuund hi UlythevilJe each Wednesday throughout the summer months, whon Blytheville Value Day. 1 - come to town. Entertainment will be provided by the "In The Groove' 1 boyj. See additional picture on Page 14, (Courier N"c\\s Fliulo)

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