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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPEll OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND .SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blythevlile 6ouricr Mississippi Valley Leader VOL. XLYHI—NO. 108 Blytheville Daily News Blytlievillc Herald BIATHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JU[,Y 30, 1952 TWELVE PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Arkansas Election Sidelights: LITTLE ROCK &P>—Although not saying which, if either, of the surviving gubernatorial candidates they would support In the Democratic runoff primary, the three aspirants who lost out in ycsterda y 's preferen I ia 1 pri mary spoke out frankly today about Ihcir defeat. Tackett got entangled In R private vs. public power issue with Governor McMath sometime before- the campaign, and it was carried into the governor's race as an issue between them, Harris and Tackett were thrown into the same district when the state lost a Congressman last year due to a drop In population. Former Atty. Gen. Jack Holt said it had "never entered my mind that Cherry was a factor. I was surprised, and I think the judge was us surprised as anyone else about the showing he mads." '"But it makes no difference," 6a id the vet era n politic o, "when lightning strikes it just strikes and there's nothing that can be done about It. It has struck here. "Cherry's radio appeal showed one thing—every time a new po- . Itical gadget — referring to the |' Cherry talkathon — comes along you'd better grab it." The last man in the race, Atty. Gen. Ike Murry, declared lie was grateful to his "loyal workers and supporters," and said "I'm not in anyway embittered about the outcome of this election, "I am still Interested In the cause of good government and intend to make whatever contribution to this cause that I can. ''The people of Arkansas have been good to me. It has been a great privilege to serve them as attorney general." LITTLE ROCK ffl — Chnncello Francis Cherry today heralded hi surprising feat of winning a spo in the Democratic runoff for gover nor of Arkansas as "a victory fa the people." Predicting that he would defea Gov. McMath by 75,000 to 100,00 votes in the runoff, the Jonesbor Judge said: "I am deeply gratified. I thin See SIDELIGHTS on Page 2 Bones FourtA^ Here fie/ievecf* To Be Indian's and Barloa versus '•f Gentry fur alty.-gimeral . * * -V- Gentry Makes Comeback; How the Other Races Go LITTLE ROCK (JPj—Tom Gentry of Little Rock, defeated for prosecuting attorney in his home district two years ago. look the first step toward a political comeback on a larger scale yesterday. He led by nearly 30,00 votes a field of four candidates for attorney general In the Democratic prelerential primary. A skeleton, believed to be that an Indian, was uncovered Monda by a road grader working on the ri building of State Highway 150 half mile east of Yarbro. The skeleton was found by B. Hunt of Yellville, a grader foreman for the M&L Construction Company oi Little Rock, which Is re-building the highway between Yarbro and Number Nine. The skeleton, Mr. Hunt said, v,'as uncovered approximately two feet below the surface in the edge of a cotton field. A portion of the field Is being taken in by the new highway bed. Mr. Hunt suid the skeleton was Intact and appeared in fairly good shape. The bones, however, crumbled when handled, he said. The skeleton was partially broken by the grader Made "hen it was uncovered, Mr. Hunt said. This is the second complete skel- ) elon uncovered in this area in re- j i> cent years. Two years ago, three f Blytheville boys dug up an Indian skeleton in the vicinity of the Indian Mound on the Air Base Road. Gentry ond Ciib Barton of ICt. Smith will oppose each other in the runoff primary Agii. 12. With 277,284 voles reported today from 2082 of the state's 2281 boxes the count was: Barton 87.763; Gentry 118,169; Puriloy 37,420; Reed 33,332. The ^uccssful candidate will be tic nominee to auc- vr . ri ;c j.T,,r-v. -t candidate for governor in yesterday's pri nary. Both Gentry and Barton are former city attorneys of their respective cities. Land Commissioner Claude A. Rankin, who sought nomination to a sixth term, held a majority over two opponents today, arid it appeared, likely he wouldn't have to enter the runoff. Returns from 2016 boxes gave Ira J. Golden of Little Rock 74,485; Rankin 137.369; C. c. Smith of Rus- seHville 55,063. Paul Chambers of Helena had a big lead in a four-man race for Democratic national committcc- nian, but apparently will have to enter the runoff with his nearest opponent, Noble Gill of Blytheville. the various district races gave: Chancellor, ninth district: 115 of 115 boxes: Bob Bailey 6,452, Holland Bradley 5,723. George Pattersoi: 6,370. Prosecuting Attorney Second district: 187 of 242 boxes Clarence Meadows 1515, H. O. Partlow (U 17780, I 5118. Bearden, Cherry to 'Country Judge' Shows Unusual 2nd-P!ace Power With All Except 67 Boxes In, McMath Has 98,007, Cherry 88,783 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — "Country Judge" Francis Cherry .yesterday established himself as the man who'll oppose presidential favorite Sid JUcJIath's bid for a third term Democratic gubernatorial nomination in a showdown on A UK. 12. Cherry, a man with a new political gimmick — the radio "talkathon" — showed surprising second-place strength behind Gov. McMath, who led a five-man field in the preferential primary. Definite losers were: u. R. Rep. Boyd Tacketl. Atty. Gen. Ike Murry and lormcr Atty. Gen. Jack Holt, \vlio was narrowly beaten by McMath four years a^o. Returns from 2,214 of the stale's 2.281 boxes gave: Cherry 88,183; Holt 43,688; McMath 98,007; Mllrry 27.623; Tackett 01,803. It was obvious the final ballot total would be far below pre-election predictions, some of them ranging as hiRli as 350,000. Cherry !s Confident Cherry today confidently claimed he would wipe out McMath's hope of being Arkansas' second third term governor -the first was the late Jeff Davis back in the early days of this century—by 15,000 voles in the runoff primary. McMath countered with a claim Governor Tops County Vote by Margin of 62 State Sen. J. Lee Bcardcn'of Leachville and county judge candidate Philip J. Deer oi' Wilson made a clean sweep in yesterday's Democratic preferential primary in, Mississippi County and escaped Hie necessity of run-oft' races while Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Partlow of Ulytheville also won re-election by maintaining the- large lead he took early in the seven-county judicial district race. ... It. G. Partlow . . . first . . . Se'ii. .T. I tc Itcarclrn . 3rd-lerm prosecutor in 50 years. , .keeps j;>lj after rc-iHslrirllnc Pain Chambers . his Toe The vote, with 2001 boxes,reported: Chambers 120,104; Cowling 32,218; Gill 58,068; Rhodes 49,343. Latest tabulation oi returns on :om HLI ncion See OKNTKV on Pace 2 of his own that he would run '25,000 votes ahead in the runoff. The -10 - year - old McMath, a staunch supporter of President Truman and n frequent visitor ut (he White House, was endorsed openlv for a third term by the President. Cherry, a -13-year-old chancery juduR from Joncslwro, gave much credit for his showing to the talku- thon, nri hours-long radio question- and-answer session first used Florida a few months ba.ck. Was LIUU Known He was little known politically outside hia own Northeast Arkansas chancery district until the new- i . . in;iy he Nulilc Gill . . in thnt he wns "Just a country jnd Cherry agreed he WLLS "just a country Jutiyc," and the designation stuck. Still sm"n:ring from a lew Injury he sustnined .several weeks njco. type broadcast began to click. He Cherry said today he planned to campaigned, he said, on a "liand | continue his use of the talkathon in the second csunp^:. '-'- one ne to nio\if.ii"v basis with must financial support coming iu small contributions from talkathon listeners. One listener suggested to Cherry said would -start Immediately. Tile three trailing candidate.-. Tacl:r:tl, Hull and Mnrrv — ct) SIT i:i.KCTH>N on Paso 2 .f. :;. :{. How the Voting Went m Mississippi County — COMMISSIONER GOVER.VOH Weather Legion Picks Committees Post Judge Advocate And Adjutant Named Blytheville 1—City Hall Blytheville 1—Seay Motor... Blytheville'2—Goff Hotel Blytheville 2—Gill Blytheville 3—Fire Station.. Blytheville 4—McCann Blytheville Town-ship Promised Land Number Nine Yarbro -. Manila Manila Township Brown Sptiv Shady Grove Lost Cane Gosnel! Leachville Township .!! 303] ..;| IBS] .-!! 322i ,.|| 133, ..li 264J ..]| 88| ..![ M. .-•II 23| ..II 12 ..i: 26: Carmi Enr. Ei I Half Moon Annorel . Arkansas forecast: \Vid"ly scattered tmmderfhov,-er.s Weiinc-sdny, I forty : . Cl,;ar a]'.d Luizc sa-VTTEKKD .SIIOU'KRS Thursday and Friday. High morn- Ing humidity. Temperatures continuing above normal. Winds light, except during thundcr<haT.-crs. Missouri forecast: Mostly fair north, partly cloudy south tonight and Thursday, v.-ith scattered showers and thunderstorms south; warmer west Thursday; low to- '1 o\vi'.: night 605 north, G5-75 south; high Thursday 85-95, Minimum this morning—72. Maximum yesterday—103. Sunset today—1:04. Sunrise tomorrow—5:09. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. —.OS. Total precipitation since Jan. 1 —22.02. Mean temperature* (midway be- tv.een high and low)—37.5. Normal mean temperatures for July— $1.5. This Dale r.ast Vcar Minimum this morning—72. Maximum yesterday—96. Precipitation January 1 to this! date—30.27, j and Gaylord Members of standing committees of Dud Cason Post 2.4 of the American Legion were, appointed last ni'ihi. at the weekly meeting of iom;:to . ... tl-.c post in the lesion Hut on '-Vtl North Second Str.-ct. lD-.ll TOK-II.-II Arthur S. Harrison, post com- • Roi.-laml - mrndcr. also appointed one sprcral i liuliman . committee—a committee to represent the pest on the Citizen's Committee. On this committee h° ap- iTirtod Paul Mnhon and Bill M'~ire- la:ul. Cclumiinrler r -*orrion al:o appoint a J. M. Welters as p,-st nd- jutant and £ib?rt Johr.scn as p:st jud^e ad\ccate. Other ce-mmittecs appointed l:ist ni"ht were: Child Welfare — Bill Walker, chairman: Dr. Charles L. Cr.ii?, Max B. Harrison. Louis Greene. J. L. iNabcrs nnri Arthur A. Weaver. Athletic Committee—Gayiord Le-v- is. chairman. Speck McGregor Rt'-d ^i-el.chnun B I James Fisher. Lc^al Committee — . nanfAt F.lb-rrt Johnson, chairman, and H-iuV'v-'r °- Pillow. 'carton Lcikc' 7l 6 97 121 94 25 17 '2-! 87 12 38! SB; 52 i 241 12 o; 2; 3 y v 0 2 3 27 33 a 91; 122| 28; 71 63i 84 ATTORNEY GEN. 22:1 •10: 84 L:r. .r: VictOi : Oscci. j Osceol O.=i:coli\ 3 : Osccola : Kciscr City Kail 2 — Lbr. Co. C. H Vy'i'.iUOll r 3 o:.':ii Point 10 li 50 103 ; IGG 17 i 10 u ' 'j:i l is !Rosa Finnjice Commillec — Joe Evans, ch^iriTian; Jack Owens. Jamf.s Cleveland. Rosro Crafton, Bill pol- Ip.rd. Am^ricnni.sm — Herb Childr, , chairman; Chester Cunninchnin.i . anc! O.'car Kpndlcr. Membership E"d Rice, chairman; Ira Koonce. 5: 1. 15 4 3 li 3 10 31 3 0 3 0 4 0 r 4 4 0. 0 6 3 12 14 0 3 51 lil 54 n: o 3 6 11 l.i I 6 50 11 1 44; «i 22; 10] 26J 340' 1211 35i 76: 12 20 63 71' 9 33 3 16, 114 17. 33. •12 22 88 I a 84j 4071 34| 42 207J 20 107; 320; 28. 51( 130J ICOi 293J 37[ 961 20! 65] 30] 7| 39] 109; 41| 13! n; 27J 121' 9s; 72 12 30 : 14' STATE LANDS DEMOCRATIC NAIL. CO MM. 2 O 94' 20 29 17 16 10, 22 56 57 22 17 ll- 171 26| 13j 8' 11 1> o; 10 243 las: isa; i95;[ 79; 84: llllj 1!8: 86, 260,! 59 52'( 113J 47ij 139: 115| 177J' n : 54; 49; 17j 22| 50;| 13j 15:; 4! 97JI 25] 26;i 661 28811 27 j 93, 1'IiOS. ATTOItNEV 171 sii 10: 4| 9 r Townsl 'i Lanoy j We«' 1 Floyd White. Paul Mahon, and : Etowah Wade JMtrits. : Milhsan Ririgc Rehabilitation Jim Stovall. chair-' Slillman man: John Burnett and Arthur S. | Bowman Morrison, Religious affairs—II. u j Blytheville Ab-cnt.ee Halsell, chairman: John Burnett I Osceola Absentee ... I TOTALS 10 68 13 22 IS 66 44 8 : ] o ^ 42 5 1 152 0 11 12 3 02 4!3 C 1 6 71. 2f,3' 50 31 10 7 27 C 18 31; 1 0 15 13 2 0 0 2 G 10 181 •' 27 : 92 0: 4 : 8: o: i 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 52 7 0 0 n o i j. o 45 3 7 52 117; 21! 9 13 11: f.li 42. 4 9 37 3-1 4 93 95; 13S; 254; 30 24 47 453; 304 153 12 128 537, 58 39 83 17 C4 31 5 : 134 2 18 37 4' 53, 73 22 3, 6 25 113 11 I5'J 33 7, 31'' 58 87 e; 4 0 7: 6 0 1 2 1 7; 2 H 4 10, II' 6 13 2 8 11! 0; 4 3 1 4 3 2 0 3 4 3 3 I 5 3; 0 1 6 s: 59:1 ii'l 47] c 4 3223 : 3 0: 9 1 i 22; in; 19 r 09 BB; 77,, 3:1 • ?s 13 3118 21 26 : : 51' 15 82 •10: 36,; o 15': 483'i 5; 245 13i 465J 2: 235; 10; 413' C; 135 0; 92: 2; 30, 0: 104! 1! 61 9; 373| 2i 123' li 3.V 2] 72 0' 4~>< 0 1391 la: 13-1 7. IS.')' en 55;! 571! 26 : 274! 32! 512 12:| 238; 45'| 45C- 10. 154; 0! go; 4 ; | 35' 1:1 104! 23 1 3 15 14 IG.T 6 8 12 452 9 0 1 131 1 soil 19 3 4 16 12 11 8 0 I 19 5' 51 85 IDS 11 34 19 90 19 110 20, KP, 55 K,3 5 25 12 43 16 53 4 4 5 31C 0 15.) 6 21 5 595 19; 53 41: 91 ! 79 1 60 35 16; 154 43; 35'! 1 1 1 0 1 0 0. 10 3 3 6 0 I 0 2 3 4 13 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 -1 0 0 3 7 1 1; 13328 78712503300 635; 3069 3244; 443 890;:2112 15H:4%5 o; V n n 213 I 15 105' 125; 20 74 icrr 23 82 48 37 114 57 lit!) 39 111; 131 203 23733 71: 70, 458 313 57i 3941 134 3 0 1 2 fi3 ;D7S36 0 4 3 5 0 4 5 : I' LM 7 4! 9 5' 32 01 2 7 0 10 3 11 ii 4' 4 6 27 0 6 0 4 9 6 0 0 12 9 81 Bl Ifi r.l 14 in, 128 53; 91 23 f;3 53 44 120 60 219 4-i 10G !39 193 310 31 r,7 75; 439, 323 155' 31': 13'J 591 - 02: . 57 93 «'.!; 02 . 44; 26, 153 45' V, o s 36': 27; 40, 20, 53 19; 4: 3, 0 9; 15' 7; 3 2 5 B. 37 33 G G 3 0 0 0 11 3 5 3 STATE SESA'l'OIt 21'l 2C0 1 2l'j 871 10 i 222,' Until nearly nil the. returns were In, Chancellor Francis Cherry of Jonesboro led Gov. Sid McMath in Mississippi county. When unofficial returns came in from all GO boxe,s In the county, McMath hail edged ahead of Cherry by G2 votes. As in the state results, clib Barton nnd Tom J. Gentry led the county voting. Claude Itutikin ro- ceiveil i\ majority in the county for state land commissioner and Noble Gill of Blythevillc polled almost 90 per cent of tho county votes for Democratic National connnittcc- rnnn. .Stulc-vvlde results. ho\vcver, put Mr. Gill In a run-off with Paul Chambers o[ Helena. Ken. Bcarden received a better than two-to-one margin over his nearest, opponent, William II. \Vy- att of Blytheville. Henry K. Hnyt of Leachville trailed almost 3,800 votes behind Sen. ncarden. Mr. Deer, superintendent of schools at Wilson, \von his victory by a similar margin over Gene E. Bradley of Blythevillc, \vlio finished second. Mayor I. D. Sliedd of Manila trailed the three-man race. This was Mr. Uradlcy's second try for the county judye post. He had smi !; ht it in Iff-HS against the late JwK'e Roland Green. Mr. Partlow's .sweeping victory broke a 50-year preccdcnl in this judicial district. With an almost tbrec-lii-tuii: lead over liotli Ills opiumcnts, Ivtc Spencer of Joncs- boro and .Clarence ^Icitdows of I.eaehville. Mr. Partlnw won rc- eleellnn In a tliircl term—something tb.il has not Imcu doue by a nro^cciillTiK attorney In this district for half a century. Mr. Pnrtlow toot: nn eiirly lead fn Hit 1 -: racvnrul ht^-^' tory v;nfi never actually in doubt. Conirilete unofficial returns in (!'" inv.--v.-nn county nnd district r;u es: Sfatr. Senator r.KV!M>ICN T —5,471 WYATT—3,121 110VT—1.633 rnunly Jtidf;c nrnit—i.saj BRADMTY—2.547 SI1KI)1>—1.S07 I'rcisccliliiiEr Attorney PARTI.OW—8 195 . . . Philip J. Deer . , . from sehool (o court house . . . Chances Are Less Than Ever Before, 8th Army Head.Thipks., 41! 275;! 331 89 170 G9 ; 35i 14 90! 24: 57! 175; 111 271 'Hi 127, 101: 258' 27i 9! 3; l; 4 90 307: 37;.. 'jr. '.'9; 72 « 5 1 1 11 1 H 11 26 47 a o i i 0, 1 42. 0 122 I)'-' 21 15 2 0 0 .5 10! 3 1 Ci 0 5 0 6 0 3 2 9 7 0 0 : 0 0 r, o o 4 I 0 0 22 i; 6 4 12 6 0 0 5 e: 7 K 02 130 1.1.) 31 IS M 57 24 52 50 20 (12 40 21 55 fil 37 10182 fil 2-17 2"> M. 79 4 SB 313 17; 139 5',9 90: Si 10.! 91 71 32 110 Gil 3 20; 40 22 1C, 7: 4 3 57 9G 21 S7 33 17 153 39 27 43 40 73 4 K 2 1 6 0 11 4 5 3 II 25 8 11 n 9; 10 n o 6 38 18 n; 1 GB 7 3G 53 r, 1': 12 10 33 K 37 'j 16 40 43 82, 13 10 15' 2 19 0 14 5 10; 339; 121 34 79 H 26 100 7.) 20 33 10 6 1 0 11 30 13 0 4 12 53 d 5) 199 05 195 7! 133 •13 45 If, 83 19 !0 i 12 ! 1 3 31 MEADOWS—-WO The nnoifiriii! returns shov lliat LI total of 9,40(1 votes were cnst In Mi^sis^ipni Cotmty, a hea-^y vote hilt not, believed to be a record. In BUtheviHc, 2.fTf>2 persons v.'fnt lo the polls arid D'iO vote.s v.f if? c:i-,t in Osceola. Complete but unofficial returns See McMATII on Pane 2 . Korea Wi— Clcn. Jp.mes A. Van Fleet said today there la less chance lor an armistice In Kore:i Hum ever hcEute. The O. S. Elijbfh Army commati- fler told a no\v confci'ence tile prospect for an nrmi.itice is in direct proportion to tho amount of inill- l:uy pressure put on the Communists and that the Communists be- Hevc the Unitett Nations forces will not attack lo force u truce. He said tlis Reds "still have the capability of nlrikinE- nt nny point with considerable sui-prise." Pint he added they have been "Unnning out their front line slvcngth quite a bit over, a 'period of m:my week:;" (o the point where it 1.1 "thinner th::n ever before." He said th<:ir reasons for doing so v.'cre: 1. floods. 2. U.N. close riir support of. Jn- f^nlry ut'.;i'.:k:s. 3. I j rcfsiu'e> on the ground by tha Eighth Army. 4. Lack of supplies In the Cora- niun:ot forward areas. 5. Threat of a U.N. amphibious offensive. 6 A Communist decision that tha U.N. forces will not attack and that there 'AiU not be ;m armistice. 37 I 12 ' Kexr Re-Exumination Call for Men Classed 4-F to Be August 7 U.S. Issues Order Raising Steei Price WASHINGTON ',!'.—The !!ovem- T'.vcnt\--one Mississippi County : tn'.'nt today issued a special order mtn. pr.-virju: v ly ciarsificd 4-F' U), li':nmuim: steel rriUs to put higher the dr:ift, left this morning lor! rcilini: pru-r.s in cflect on all steel Little Rr.ck to he re-examined for chllvrred on ov nftcr July 26. t:': ij i!!lc :f•-cl^t^si[ir::ltion. 1 Th" o:"d*:r V.-.TS sii-nod rv Pri-e Tr:d:iy'.'; call was for 40 ;ni:n but! SuUnh^er Kllis Arnall, w'p.o with of Mii- nnmbc-r frnir failed to ro- i oti:!-i- offi,-->- 01 I^riccr ^tiiiii^ lion por'. foiir v.oi-c re-cl;i:^Ifii:<l i^ f:t- : of!icia!s K:id o:3!:osrtl any special thers ,ind 1-1 -.vcre transferred to : pri r e inrrc.c-t 1 (or sti -I. other l:rj:uds, Miss HoEa Saliba. Mis-j ~ — -^~~ County Draft Flonrd clerk i Inside Today's Thrrr who failed to report ] 1 lo e.irlier calls report?d Icrtay and I left u-ith t<i(!a>'s gro;ip. j 45' 1-17 T ' iR county's next c.-ill will be i £, -,-n\ for 40 more to be le-exnmnied j - t 2 , I Au». 7. I.eavint: today were: Whites Emett illl-js B..ker. A. D Manus, Keiscr; Orbia Cox. [ra Dt-r(h Jr.. Manila; Merle Cleo Lona, I.TIIS I.lndberah Moore. Jair.i-s Kny Loyd, !iiyth«vil!c: Waylen H. Rowers. 5i',. I.'iuis: Lewis C. f.onff. Joiner; Odis Webb, nurdctte; Sam Rerr ! 35! B in g CO 0 31I 0 1,..) 1! new ri NY iv. lil '', UT7LE L/2 — Wilson; Albnclit, Jr.. and riottlihb! 44 3 33 9 13 12 It 0 35' 16 fil : 24 ' .li 151; 31 23 59 FJ:,i,l-; •: mid! 61! S196; 500 490 5471 16332121 2547 1857 1991! f?r:fir.re Taylor. Joseph F!':o:-( veil Oilsby. Walter nrn mi nnd }V:ddic 1! I'.htlic.i'lr-: Clir.-'iire ,Mn Imd, li.ilph Welch. .IP! John I. Thomas, O^ccola. f',itl!::t; to report today v.rrc: Whiles Noah Clyde Smith. Uiv- crditle. NeRrocfl— Willie B. Poston. Mar- ioii; and Levy Bryant Jr.. and Matt Junior Lewis. Blytheville. Any link thing—even on atom —-con grow inio a big shot. * ..E* Buy a Copy of Today's Courier News from a Kiwanian to Help a Cri

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