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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVIII—NO. 109 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Blythcville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Busy Day on Blythevilte's Main Street - GOP Keeps Civil Rights Pot Boiling Politics Roll On as Nominees Start to Work BLVTllEVl LIE'S Main Street was somewhat busier and more contused than it has been all summer yesterday afternoon, what with Blytheville Value Day going full blast, the Kiwanis Club's "Buy a Paper for a Crippled Child" program utilizing local businessmen to hawk yesterday's Courier News up and down the 'thoroughfare, the "In the Groove Boys," a five-piece Negro aggregation, entertaining the shoppers through the auspices of BVD merchants, and an enterprising moving firm selecting that precise instant to haul a frame building down the middle ot the street. Adding to the gaiety were workers (top picture) who maneuvered the building in its halting flight through mid- afternoon traffic. Mayor Dan Blodgct.t, who was peddling papers at the time the building made its advent into the melee, finally untangled the traffic and helped guide the building through.- Shortly afterward, BVD officials conducted the weekly drawing for cash jjri7.es, in which . . . Did Flying Saucer Visit Here? 14 Persons Sight Object in Sky NATO Faces New Trouble In Economy Question Now Seen on Ability For 'Build-Up BY JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON^ (AP) — A fresh crop of economic trou bles among the Atlantic Al lies raised questions today a to their ability to carr; .up of defense Gen. Matthew B, command in .Western/ Europi The goal for this year, as lai down in a meeting of the Nort Atlantic Treaty Orgnnizatio (NATO) Council at Lisbon, Port; gal, last February, is fifty divisions in being or available for immediate mobilization. It is by no means certain now, according to the best information here, that this goal can be reached. A Inter gout for (he buildup during 1953 was set tentatively at Lisbon but never made public. The expectation now is that it very likely will have to be revised downward. All Cause Concern Controversy between the United States and France over the use of American dollars to finance arms production through purchases in France has focused attention on the situation. But officials here are also concerned about the ability of other countries, notably Britain, to come through with their share of contributions to the joint -army which has the task of defending Western Europe. Statements of British officials ^ this week emphasized Britain's de I) termination in coming months to ' live within its income by taking a series of trade and production meas ures which includes a "new pattern' for the British defense effort. Tin aim is to increase the output o goods for export By The Associated Press Republicans kept the civil right pot boiling today for this purpos of cooking the Democrats' goose Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge of Mass achusetts, chairman of Gei Dwight D. Elsenhower's ciunpaig advisory committee, said the yelec Uon. of Sen, Jolui J. Sparkman o Alabama ns the Democratic vie presidential nominee shows t h Democratic parly intends to d nothing constructive about civ rights. Sen. Richard M. Nixon of Ca fornia, Eisenhower's GOP vie presidential running mate, t o 1 newsmen in Fresno, Calif., however, that Sparkman is not a true Southern candidate and is known to be completely pro-Truman. It was President Truman'sjnsis- tence on federal civil rights "legislation thnt split the Democratic party in 1948 and lost the electoral votes of four Southern slates. Some Democratic leaders In the South are -unhappy about the parly's 1952 stand on civil rights and have not yet decided whether lo support the Democratic ticket of Gov. Adlal Stevenson and Sen. Sparkman. Salt Rubbed In Wound Chairman Arthur Summerfield of the GOP National Committee rubbed more salt in the wounds yesterday with the assertion that Stevenson a n d Sparkman are "hand - picked candidates of Pres ident Truman" and will be peeled to carry on the- Truman tradition." Sparkman, In Washington, salt he will have something to s n s about civil rights in response to a series of questions in a telegram from Rep. Powell, New York Neg Democrat. Sparkman said Powell's communication Is one of 15,000 he has received since his nomination and will be answered in ils lure, ^ Stevenson Gives Views At the Illinois capital, Gov.'Stevenson, made a- few remarks on civil rights Issues in his 'firsUnews conference 'sFp.ce . the Democrats nominated him. He repeated a previously ex- See POLITICS on Pase 3 Did the flying saucer(s) visit Blytheville last night? An early caller to the Courier News this morning was Shirley Gordon, 18, of 545 East Rose. Shirley reported that she and six others— friends, brothers and sisters—saw an object in the sky last night. Thti Is how Shirley described it: "It was u big blue llghtr—about the size of the moon, and with a long white streak after It. Tin tail was about 40 or 50 feet long, and trailed behind the light." Shirley said Calvin Peterson and Thomas Donovan were among a group sitting on the porch of her home at 545 Rose, which saw the object. "It came out of the southwest," Shirley said, "and when it started to swing away It headed due west. It wasn't too high or two low." A Courier News staff writer also came to work this morning reporting having seen an object in the sky, ' ; 1 was on Main Street last night about 25 minutes until 9," he said, "and was looking into the southwest at an advertising plane overhead. "Suddenly, from my left, I saw a green light In the sky. The light, moved rapidly across from southwest to west for what seemed like several seconds nnd disappeared. 1 don't know whether the object was lit up as it came into my line ol vision or whether it lighted up as I saw it. The light went out, however, before it got out of sight—or else 'it- May Be Some Sort of Space Ship' First place'winner of $5fi' in' yesterday's Blytheville value Days drawing was Miss Char]ene Pierce of Brythcyilfe, Rt. 2. Receiving 10 awards were Mrs. John G).. Elliott, 833 East Main, Mrs. R. G. Hunt, 805 South Lake, and Mrs. Calvin Barnett, 701 East Cherry (shown above- accepting check; at microphone is J. C. Edwards, chairman of the Bly- heville Value Days Committee.) vVinning $5 each were Jim Harding. East Davis. Carrol Ann Fondren,.2329 Mareui'tte, Rye Harmon, 11» Ea.st Vine, and Mrs. LaVern Hampton of Roselaud. Meanwhile . . . DALLAS (fl'i— The president ot the Texas Astronomical Society, ... a man from outer space? E. M. Brewer, said today he believed the flying saucers "may be some sort of space ships from another planet.'' But. the Dallas man added, "If there Is life on some other planet, nnd if it is that far advanced scientifically, then surely they're far enough advanced to have learned to live peaceably." M'Math Goes to Work; Cherry Gets Support Holt, Murry Promise Vote passed behind something, or otherwise was obstructed." Asked It he saw a trailing light behind the object, he reported h« did not. but said that as for the color, the light "could have been blus or blue-green, but looked green to me." He could not estimate tha height of the object. "Could it have been a shooting star" another reporter asked. "It could have been, and that's probably what I'd have thought It was, except for the color," came the answer. "I don't have any idea what It was—when it first appeared 1 thought perhaps It was a flara or some sort of tie-In with the advertising plane." City Clerk Bill Malln told the Courier News Ihls morning that he, his wife and B guest In their home on Dougan street watched a ''blue-green object about the size of B football in the sky" about 8:30 last night. '"The light was moving parallel to the ground when we saw it," Mr. Mnlin said. "It seemed to have a sort ot vapor around it .We watched it move across the horizon." Mr. Malin also reported lhat this morning he understood that a similar light was seen about the same time last night by Claude Alexander, Homer (Bo) Besharse, and members of the family of Police Officer Mervin Gillis. (See related stories on 1'age 9) * * * * * * * White Ball of Fire Sported 'Red Tail' HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)—"A" white ball of fire with a red tail." That was the description given by the Hot Springs Sentinel Record last night by two excited citizens who claimed they saw a "flying saucer'* over the resort city. The Newspaper nlso had reports* — from four other residents lhat fiery objects were swimming through the sky about 9 p.m. All reports reached the newspaper office within two minutes. G, Clark, n. ho Id 1 clerk, nnd Don To Chancellor Governor Hits At'Interests' As Oponents Synthetic Outlook Good WASEHNGTON WV- Secretary o the Interior Chapman said toda the outlook for profitable produc tion of synthetic liquid fuels is s promising private industry shoul begin building experimental plant Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly clou< this afternoon, tonight and tomo PARTLY CLOUDY row, with widely scattered alter- noc-n or evening thundershowers; locally warmer this afternoon. Missouri forecast: Generally fair, warmer through tomorrow; low tonight 65-15; high Friday 80-95 northeast to near 100 southwest. Minimum this morning—73. Maximum yesterday—92, Sunset today—7:04. Sunrise tomorrow—5:09. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. —none. Total precipitation since Jan. 1 —22.02. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—825. Normal mean temperatures for July—81.5 This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—72. Maximum yesterday—96. Precipitatlnn January I lo this date-30.27. UN Asks Reds About POW 7 s Names Not Made Public by Allies MUNSAN, Korea <;P>—The United Nations Command today added 45 names to the list of U. N. personnel it says were captured by the Reds and asked for an accounting. The names were not made public. They were given to the Reds at a 35-minute staff officers' session nt Panmunjom. The staff officers are considering final wording of a Korean armistice agreement draft while full-scale cgotiations, deadlocked over prls- ner exchange, are in recess until nn day. The group of 45 brings to 1,926 the umber of persons for whom the . N. has asked an accounting since riginal prisoner of war lists were xchunged last Dec. 18. LITTLE ROCK (fP) —Judge Fran els Cherry today entered the 2-week struggle,.to,evict ^id-McMHtb frori the^f governor's mansion, 3 armed : with 'the public endorsement of two defeated candidates in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Jack Holt, a Little Rock attorney, nnd Atty, Gen. Ike Murry, who finished fourth and last respectively in the 5-man gubernatorial field, said last night they would vote for Cherry in the run-off primary Aug. 12. McMath, unaware of this Joining of the hands by his opposition, got buck on the slump last night with a blistering radio attack on those who seek lo thwart Ills third term ambitions. Murry said In a prepared statement that while he was not "presuming to dictate the ballot of who supported me, I'm going to vote [or Officers Seeking Car Stolen Here Pence officers in two Northeas Arkansas Missouri counties and Sou the as vere alerted today to h m the lookout for a 1947 Ford coup tolen from its parking place in th Blytheville business district thl morning, Clarence Tinkerton of the Sand Ridge community reported officer ipre that the car was stolen from its parking place In the 400 bloc on Main Street. Bhtheville police Immediately ra dioed South Mississippi and Cri tenden County officers and office in Southeast Missouri. Drsk Sergeant Arthur Book sa thnt the car was seen in Osceoln a rhorl time after It was reported stolen but. no apprehension was made. The car was described as black. Judge Cherry." Holt, who lost his third succes- ve major state race since 1342, said e was bowing "to the will ot the eople" who "have decided on. thi an they want to lead them in tin ght to defeat the third term can idalc." 'Til Vole Tor Cherry" I will cast my vote for Judg berry and I believe he will giv ou an honest administration," sai lolt. Two hours before the losers place heir approval on Cherry, the 43 car-old jurist openly invited Ih upport ol the two men and tl hird losing candidate. Rep. Boj Tackett. "I would be glad to have the sup port of all three," said Cherry. "I should get It but will be strings attached if I do. I've ma no promises up to now and I don't LITTLE ROCK UPS ^ Gov. Math, who say? hfe.:TUnoIf cam- nalgn, j against -Chancellor Francis icrry Is going to be "a real bat- nlrendy is slugging. In, a harder hitting speech than he made prior Jo Tuesday's cmocralie preferential primary, ie governor last night charged nit "ruthless special interests" ere using "filth, lies nnd inall- ou5 propaganda" ngainst him; nllcd, tlie Tuck Bishop furlough ise a "hoax" and demanded an liate exposure of it by the pecial Pulaski CouisLy Grand Jury npanelcd yesterday. On the eve of the preferential rimary, in which McMath led the icket by a margin of nearly 10,000 oles over runner-up Cherry, alle- ations were made that Bishop, layer of six persons, had bought furlough from the Arkansas pcni- enliary for SI,500. "ll 1 * Not True" McMath said H was not true that Bishop had paid the money as a contribution to his campaign; that Jishop never had a furlough — only a ChrLstmaa leave from which he failed lo return — and: You...are entitled to,..an immediate report of the real facts and this report should he made immediately and not held until after the election on Aug. 12. If the allegations are true. Indictments should be returned immediately If they are not true, a full and complete expo.su re of Ibis hoax should be revealed to the public.' Fight to Be II.ml "The fight during the next two weeks will not be easy," the gov ernor said In his 15-minute nddres over a slate wide radio nctwor of 37 stations last night. "The rnon Rigsbee both gave identical descriptions of the "flyliig saucers/' Clark said the "snucer" was flying north. Object Seen far 2 Minutes Rigsbce said the object remained within his vision for about two minutes and then disappeared into the i horUi. v > r ' " Bill.Beard, said Inside Today's Courier News . . . News of Men in Service . . .Wilson News . . . Page 2. . . . Society . . . Half Moon News . . . Page 4. . . . Sports . . . Tape 8. . . . Markets . . . Page 3. . . . The Life of Adlai Stevenson . . . Page 7. . . . Holland News . . . Page 9. the objecj,'v£as flying'at about-^500 "fqet^nnS^Sppearcd 1 to; be eithef a Jet .plane or a guided.mlssle. He, too, .said \l was going north. , Three other persons who witnessed the spuce object (old the newspaper they did not care lo give their names. Spotted at Wuhiul Ridge At Walnut nidge, Bob Twombly, an aulo mechanic and Air Force veteran, sold he spotted a round bluish object with nn orange Unge at IU> rear about 8:30 p.m. 1 a s I nlshl. An unidentified aitlino pilot re ported to the Adams Field towei at Little Rock that he had seen "something that looked Hk shooting star" zooni kies at 8:40 p.m., about 80 mile cat of Liltle Rock. Radar Sees Nothing Two Blytheville residents als e ported seeing a strange objcc t thnt lime of the evening whic tied the description given by oth 'S. The 3903rd Radar Bomb Squa on, National Gunrd, at Adam icld reported Its screens had pic d up nothing unusual. *cd like a across the ntend to." Tackett remained silent future plnns. McMntli Leads Ticket ey and the pressure will be tremen dous. We shall face all the weigh on his and resources lhat certain specia interest groups have gathered to gether, pooled their influence nn .. . Fred Sandeiur (left) turned his attention frpm the street scene long enough lo offer E. M. (Buddy) Terry a Courier News--lor a price —but Terry had already been sola by unseen Ki'Aanian at right, who holds out paper as the buyer reaches for change. Kiwanis Club sold 500 papers at average of 45 cents each, raised $'222,B7 for crippled children. (Courier News Photos) District Scout Meeting Tonight The Korlh Mississippi District at the Boy Scouts v.-lll hold a dinner ! meeting tonight at 1:30 In the Rus- j tic Inn, Jim Cleveland, district i chairman said today. McMath led the ticket, as expected, in the first primary with 98580 votes. But Cherry, who was counted out only because he never had been counted in. charged into the run'-oft with an amazing 00.016 votes—only 8.801 votes to the rear. Tackett was third with 62.203 votes, followed by Holt with 44,428 and Murry with 27.085. Normally. Democratic nominatiol is lantamount lo election in Arkansas. But this year, the parly's choice will have to fnce Republican Jeff Speck In the November election. Spc:fc. as a political greenhorn, polled 50,000 votes against McMath In 1950—r. new high tot n GOP guoernatoriai candidate tn Arkan- backed it with tlieir checkbooks These Interests are ruthless " He urged that the 250.000 qual See McMATH on Page 3 Kiwanis Paper Sales Net $222 The Underprivileged and Crippl Children's Fund of the Kiwan Club was swelled by S222 yesterday from the club's newspaper selling project. Blythevillc'Ki-Aanlans sold copies of the Courier News in downtown Blythevilte yesterday afternoon and George Clark, club secretary, reported this morning that a total of $222.87 was netted from the project. The Courier News donated copies of yesterday's paper sold by the Big lant Leveled !y UN Bombers 63 Planes Brave Heavy Enemy Fire Near Manchuria SEOUL. Korea (/P)—II. S. B2Ss eveled a huge Communist aluminum plant near the Manchurtjm border early today in the biggest ivfrnight raid ot the Korean war. The 03 unescorted bombers brav- crl Red anti-aircraft fire and lighter opposition which American pilots described as "the heaviest in nonths." But all returned safely to their bases in Japan and Korea. The 12'i acre factory of the Oriental Light Metals Co.. 10 miles southeast of Sinuljil, went up in smoke and flame after the B29s hurled C30 tons of bombs on it and an adjacent troop buildup area. Five other Superforls hit other Northern Korean targets. The 63- p]ane annada which blasted the metals plant was the biggest Sup- c-rfort raid ot the war against a single objective. Flak Is Kcporled Pilots reported flak from the Manchurian as well as the Korean side of the border, about four miles from the metals plant. It was the northernmost penetration of the year by B29s. Airman 2O Julius w. Meintel. Wheeling. W. Va.. was cred:!ed unofficially shooting down a TV Appearance Scl LITTLK ROCK lift— A television appearance and a return to the campaign weapon credited with Kiwanians. Col. Win ton n. CI;.-L-!>. U<s Angeles, who directed the raid, said almost every other tx>nr:;r was attacked by Communist fighters. "It's Like lliyh Xoon" I A bombardier. Capt. Ralph R. jse.irlc. 3Mfi Grigss Road. Houston, ! Tex., said "it was like high noon While Sen. J. Lee Bcardcn of i State Supreme Court re-districted! a i| of a sudden." when "eight LcachvIHe and • Fred Stafford of I the state last December on the i searchlights locked on us at the Third Senator from District 24 J To Be Named in Run-off Aug. 12 propeller-driven night Tighter which rose to defend the sprawling target The gmin?r's pilot, Lt. Richard 6. 'Crane, Galvcston. Tex., said the Red plane "blew up level with my American Family May Pay $100 , mamma „,„ _ .-...,. . AUK . , , _ _' , ' . ' I Scoutmasters and district officers | boosting Mm *^°~* ,? p^n Y early Due to Steel Pnces ! '•"' di ^ a nmfm " to bc hpld; 12 bc - u ^^^'"~"> Marked Tree won majorities in Tuesday's primary in their races for the state Senate, the third senator from the new District 21 will be selected in a run-off Aug. 12. Sen. Bcardcn defeated Henry K. Hoyt of Leachville and William H. Wyatt of Blytheville for Position No. 1 (Mississippi County) and Mr. Stafford defeated John S. Mo-sny and Louis J. Minton, both of Lepanto, for Position No. 3 (Poinsett basis of the 1950 census. Final, unofficial returns from the 253 precincts in the Second Ju-l diclal District race for prosecuting] attorney gave the winner, H. G. ! Partlow of Blythcville, 23.953 votes. Ivle Spencer of Jones boro polled 10.108 nnd Clarence Meadows of Leachville received 2.736. In the race for Democratic National Cotnmitteemnn, Noble Gill ot Blythcville will oppose Paul Cham- start of the bomb run and kept with us lor the lon;;\st five min- Scc WAR on Tagc 3 WASHINGTON av- Price Slr.bil-* pnre bor^ if.fr Fllis Ariiall predicts the n«'W j jv.-tcrtlay hers of Helena in the run-off. Sev mnotce to be held ' '* WIJI uu usi;u "> '-nf"- 1 -" 1 ' 1 * i uompici* DHL imuiin.i.n leimu.-* . «„„.,.«„ befn? Ct co t n'd U c 1 t l ecl VOl by! « ^"ptn^^ml^nT^"^ j M^Vin'^e'non 'and "Doug^adley 1 , | [^ *" e " ol ^°'^ in «' is ™ ce Riencd reluctantly] scouts, n "Scout Government Day" I Democratic nomination for go\cr- ; fo 0 ( n ot .tonrsboro. will moct In the | • touch off a nnw steel price toost will cost Ihe aver- j round of inflation, age American family about S100 a j Hr mode it clear the steel in' crease \vas not his CAvn choice, but year in higher prices. Arnall said in a television (NBC) I interview that tup. $5.20 per ton to be hrld in Blvtheville this fall, I nor. o e r n veve s a, . , and a disaster relief rally to raise | H« Is ouuosed by Ji.t-unihent -Sid 'o»t . Mr was ordered by actln? Defense Mo- ecutive. said funds for disaster victims. Bill Clare, district field scout cx- ! MrMulh. scoutcrs in the See TRICES on Tage J | district would attend the meeting. Talkathon lo Go On Cherry has scheduled a television See (JHCKRY on l'MS« * 2 mraishead County). James Henry ot Black Oak ran third In this race. These three counties were com- bers had 120,104 and Mr. Gill had 58,068. In Little Rock yesterday. Mr. Gill denied a report that he planned to bined into District 24 when the j withdraw Iiom the ran. Some me n weo r T-shi rt s to show their physiques—others, bccou$4 their wives don't like to irwv •«»

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