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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT MEWS?APER OT XOBTHBAWT *M[4NfiA£ A«O SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVIII—NO. 112 Blytheville Courier Blylheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader BlytlievUle Herald LE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 1-962 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 28KifledinBJazeos2 M'AAath Says Cherry BusesCoLLideinTexas \t AC 'J * rx i • r J Is Atraid ot Debate WACO, Tex. (AP) — Two Greyhound buses collided lead-on locliiy, erupted in flames, and became funeral pyres 'or i\t least 28 persons. The toll may KO to 33. The big vehicles smashed together seven miles south f here just before dawn. avyPlanefighls Off 2 Russian tte Fighters Close-Up of Real 'Fly-in Saucer' Snapped Here — Attention Mr. and Mrs. America! Flyin' saucer^ do exist. The Courier News has proof. It has one in captivity. Members of the Courier News' editorial staff came to work this morning to find a smnll white IJDX which contained a genuine flyin' saucer. It may not be the cause ol the mysterious green, blue, red and ycUow lights Blytheville residents and one Courier Ne\vs staff reporter reported seeing last week, but .it's the real McCoy—.1 flyin' saucer. It's about the size of an ordinary kitchen, saucer and it's white. It's complete with nomenclature and all. A label in the cmiter reads "Sudbury'e Flyin' Saucer,", in honor of Courier News Report- er J, H Graham Sudbury, Jr., who says he saw the mysterious light that swept across Blytheville's sky last Wednesday night. Then on the upper edge of the saucer is the corpse of a fly—a genuine house fly. Thus the name "Fly-in saucer." Where did it come from That's a military secret. '52 District Fair To Be Held Here September 16-21 Premiums to TptoL About $ • Catalog The annual Northeast Arkansas District Fair will be held at Walker Park Fairgrounds here Sept. 1621. it was announced today. The catalog and premium list of fair exhibits and events were being received by mail today by former and potential exhibitors. Premiums to be awarded at this year's district fair will total about £10.000, according to Robert E. Blaylock, secretary of the Mississippi County Fair Association. The Fair Association is sponsor o! the district fair, and for the eighth 'year will also operate the Agricultural Livestock Show for the Firs 1 Agricultural District of Arkansas. The fair will open at 5 p.m. Sept 16 and close at 6 p.m. Sept. 21. Ac cording to fair rules, all exhibit must be in place by 9 a.m. of the opening day. Also included in the catalog Is thi premium list for the various phase ol the Negro Department. "Bodart's Blue Ribbon Shows" be the midway attraction this year Stock car races will be held o (he last four days of the fair. Admission prices this year will be 3n cents for adults and 25 cents for children over 10 years of age. Children under 10 will be admitted free. Sec FAIR on Page 10 Saucer-Sighting Scientifically Scrutinized to Stop Skeptics {Editor's Note: When flying saucers, or lights, were reportedly sighted in OUY own locale recently, it presented a question of great import to this paper. Should we, as an organ of public knowledge, attempt to draw conclusions as to the Existence of the objects? We decided that, rather than assume this responsibility, it would bo b?st to present an impartial report on the overall saucer situation, letting the .reader draw his own conclusions. With t'nis commendable view In niind, Staff Writer Graham Sudbury, Jr., was a^sigripd to work ciay and night, sifting weighty tomes and ?leamn until a suitable report could be gat 1 r * ^ to the public. So it is that the Courier NP~S c^n. now offer the complete history on the saucer situation—here It is: The Inside Story on the Flying Saucers.) Weather Arkansas* froccasl: Thundershxnv- ers and not so warm this afternoon; COOLKR partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday; scattered thundershowers in soulVi portion; cooler north portion to- nisht. Missouri forecast: Fair north, to partly cloudy south portion through Tuesday; with widely scattcrcc thundershowers southeast and extreme south portions this afternoon and evening; warmer west and north portions Tuesday; low tonlgh 60s north to 65-70 south; high Tuesday generally near 90. Minimum this mornin? j -75 Maximum yesterday—99. Minimum Saturday morning—75. Maximum Saturday—92. Sunset today—6:59. Sunrise tomorrow—5:13. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. —22. Total precipitation since Jan. 1 —22,24. Mean temperature (midway between hic?h and low)—87. Normal mean temperatures August—S0.2. This Date Lasl Year Minimum this mornin?—72. Maximum yesterday—98. PrecLpitnUon January l to date—30.27. By GRAHAM SUDBURY, .TO. (Courier News Saucer-Watcher)^ 1 Cynics .scoffers, reactionaries, i dolts! I rise to the defense of the light seers, it is ever such with martyrs! Do not let backward isolationists deter you from Ihe true course of hospitality due our friends from Ihe other world. First, let me recount the history of the light-seers. They had their origin in n small villase by the name of Oblinsk in Upper Slobovakia in IE92 when Otto Dismark, a retarded peasant boy, stopped suddenly in the middle of the town square one day and shouted, "Now I see the light!" Immediately. p a n d emoniurn reigned in the small cow village of Oblinsk. The excited citizenry rushed into the narrow streets, pointing skyward. "I see It, I see it!" came the shouts from the aroused peasants, Hours later, the excitement had quieted down. Out of a total of 3L4 residents. 312 claimed to have seen the litrht. The other two were trampled to death as patrons ot a burlesque house rushed the exits to determine the cause of the uproar. it was then that someone thought to ask the simple boy, Otto (middle name Ignace by his mother's family, whose founder had been a one-handed piano player in the old country), to describe what he had seen. "SEEN?" KrMARKRD Olio carefully. "Why. I saw nothing. I had merely solved a problem that had been troubling me for several weeks—haw to patch the roof o[ my hen-house to keep rain from getting in while there hasn't been any rain to keep out. "Cleverly enough." he continued. "I have worked out a system U> use dry ice to seed certain clouds a Dove the city. This will heighten the moisture content of the cloud?, thereby causing precipitation—in the form of rain— which will provide rain which my patching job on the roof can then proceed to keep out of the henhouse, "Simple as it Is," concluded Ot• U>, "I must now work out a feas- See SAUCER on Page 10 'Saucers' Refuted hist Still Flying WASHINGTON (.'?) — An Air Force general and a psychology professor both discounted flying saucer reports, but. the nation's capital still bu/zed with tliem over the weekend, « The Rev. Edward B. Lewis -of Washington's Union Methodist Church drew a moral from it all, "It is a good thine," he said Sunday from his pulpit, "to have something happening like 'flying saucers' that demands that people look up and study some of the wonders of nature." Maj. Ge.n Roger M. Ramey, who heads the Air .Force 1 ;: investigation of the current rash of reports, said six years of study has convinced him "reasonably well" there is no -such thin^. Dr. Jessie Spro«ls, professor of abnormal psychology nt the University of Maryland, n polemized for his grammar but said flying saucers "just ain't there." But within hours nftt-r G. ri n. Ramey made his talk — on the • CBS television show "M^n of the Week" — telephones stnrtccl ringing at newspapers .nnd TV station, 1 : in Washington. Two Crew Members Killed, 2 Wounded Over Yellow Sea WASHINGTON MV-The Navy ported today one of its patrol planes fought off two Russian btiilt MIG Jet fighters over the Yellow Sea last Thursday and returned to us base in Korea. Two of Us crew were killed and two were wounded in the fight. The Navy said the plane, a Martin Mariner, was on routine patrol over the .sea area west of Korea when it was attacked by two "Chi nose Communist. MIG-15" fighters In a running fight, the American plane, n ?00-mile-an-hour fly boat, was damaged hut was able to limp to the west coast o Korea where it received spot i before proceeding to Iwakun in Japan. Names Released The Navy said the two crewmei killed were: Aviation Machinist Mate H. G Goodroad, Jamestown, N. D. Aviation Electronics Man Claud Playforth, Cincinnati, Ohio. The two wounded: Aviation Ordnance Man Thir Class R. H. Smith, Abilene, To Airmnn Apprentice H. T. Alkin: League City, Tex. The Navy's announcement wn issued here some hours after n ports had circulated widely i ! Tokyo that a U. P.-Navy plai \ had been shot do\vn off the S eriah coast,-Saturday by a Sovi ignter. Navy men said.! the incident )or(ed in the official announc rient was the one which gave rls the ToXyo reports. air battle-beyond'-stating, .that .it vas over the Yellow Sea. This is to the west of the Korean -peninsula. The Li. S. patrol plane was piloted by Lt. E. E. Bartlett, of Ueorge West, Tex, During the first, year of the Korean war an enemy patrol plane was shot down over the Yellow Sea by American fighters in the no general area believed to have been th'e scene of the latest cln.sli. The air force is known to have patrol and fighter plane bases near the top of the Shantung peninsula and near the pairen- Por£ Arthur area of southern Manchuria. Both of these Communist bases are within jet fighter range of all cf fhe northern part of the Yellov Sea. The distance between the Shantung promontary and the westernmost bulge of Korea is about I 1 ?5 miles. death count was difficult he- use many bodies were so badly mod (hey foil to pieces. Funeral mes which had reported 34 bod- ftt, 8 n. in. (CST) revised the .al down to 28 two horns later. Many servicemen reluming to eir bases from week-end leaves ere among the riead and injured. iventy - four passengers were ought to Waco hospitals, many iUcally hurt. Five of the 5T jms- •npers were missing. (Sec related story on ii:igi i 10.) The buses themselves burned al- ,osl to rubbish. Kuinecl slices, irts of purses and their .scorched orients, luggage lags and other ues to identity of the victims ere sifted from the blackened Survivors told of the gray-dawn orror when the buses met at bout 4 n. m. (CST) on Highway I, heavily-traveled route between Dallas and Austin. 'It was horrible, people were creaming and knocking each thev down trying to get out," Mrs. Dora Daniels, 17, Waco, said from hospital bed. "They couldn't find lie exit door." Exploding fuel tanks sounded ike thunder, said the pretty brown ,yed woman, "it svouUV blow \\p, nd then blow up again, one after uollier. She said a negro soldier who vas .thrown to safety 1'was brave enough to cotne back and pull us out." The imme of her rescuer vas not learned. The soutli-bound bus carrying 37 •jersons had left Dallas at 12:01 in. (CST) 'en route to Brownsville at Texas'- southern tip. The north- boun d ous was about to reach Waco. Both drivers were killed— M. B. Herring oE Waco, who had been driving about a year, at the wheel of the noHh-bound vehicle and Billy Malone of Waco in charge of the south-bound bus. Police Chief Jesse Gunlermnn said Herring had just topped the crest of a slight hill. With many of the injured in crit- Cherry Flies To Harrison For Talkathon LITTLE ROCK (AP) Gubernatorial Can d id a I 3 Francis Cherry flew to Harrison this morning to again hit the lalkalhon trail in his (|ucst for voles. The. Jotiesboro chauccUoy, opponent of Gov. Sid McMntli In Ihc Autr. 12 runoff primary, was schorl uled to open another of the ne\ type political broadcasts In th home territory of Jack Holt, wli svns eliminated from the Rovern or's race in the July 20 preferential Democrrtde primary. In f!olng to Harrison. Cherry was following a runoff campaign strategy which both he and McMath used last week, Neither candidate wasted any lime in getting to southwest Arkansas, the stronghold of Rep. Boyd Tackett. who was third in the pref- Ike Murry fifth. Cherry today was to broadcast loam Springs and PI. Smith with his programs being heard also con seen lively from Harrison, Si- IhroUBh stations nt, Sprlngdale and Fayetteville. Exclusive of lime necessary to (ravel between his broadcast points, he was to be on (he air from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Seal condition, it appeared tho accident may be recorded as Texas' \Vorst. The record number killed In a traffic accident in the Lone is 13 — all Latin Amen - " N<i Dciiate Seen LITTLE ROCK (/Vj—Apparently there will be no debate between Gov. McMath and Chancellor Francis Cherry on their respective campaigns for governor at 8 p.m. next Wednesday in Joncsboro. Oov. McMath issued the challenge fo Jud(;c Cherry yesterday for a 2- liour radio broadcast from the chancellor's hometown. "He'd (McMath) do anything to get me off my talkathons." Cherry said in refusing the Invitation. "I have a state-wide Uilkallion Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Union Board To Support Gov. M'Math LITTLE ROCK M>i _ A 14-man political board of the American Federation of r,abor In Arkansas, rcpi-cspntlng some 40.000 workers, is pledging its -support to Gov. McMath's third term bid. The AFJj's t.oaguc lor Political Action, after iiilervlcwiiii: M?Math and his opponent. Chancellor Francis Cherry, said "it was the unanimous opinion of the board that Governor McMath's program Is the best for the state of Arkansas." An inn ufilcd Cherry said that "I think the men will vote for me— they'll recognize their real friend." Each Candida le Met The board talked to the two candidates separately in a 4-hour secret, session here yesterday. Chairman of the board C. W. Mowery of Hal Springs said that neither candidate made any promises to labor and that the union did not seek to exact any promises. He refused to discuss the questions put to Chcry and McMalh, bin said that "McMath's program is more liberal, democratic nnd dowi to earth." MrMnlli Vole IJrgwl "We urge all members of the AFL and other organi/.cd r-rou|>s as wel as every wage earner to suppor him in the Democratic priiuar Aug. 12," Hie board's statement said Cherry said lie wasn't worried b; the decision and said his campaign plans would not be changed. McMath -said he was gratified by (lie support of the AFL "and the support I'm getting from all the working men in the state." He said that he thought the solid block of union votes would help to re-elect him. at Little Rock Ihe people of 'Gainings Day' Group fo Meel Committee to Meet Thursday Night To Map Final Plans s ,y ho diid in a IrHn cfflltshm'in fctjinuvM« near Alamo-in south ~Tcx&3., c^ " Arkansas, Mr. McMtvth. are noL in tcrp-stcd in debates," Cherry sahi I have had u chnir reserved for ul my talkathons It you should decide to answer questions the people off our state woulrt lite pose to yoti." pro- Inside Today's Courier News . . . Movies are hotter than ever . . . Tnge 2. . . . Upstart rhiLulrrlpfiia teams shake up major leagues . . . sports . . . Pace 7. . k . Society . . . Page 4. __.. . Markets . . . l'a s e 10. UN Planes Destroy Key Enemy Headquarters By TtOIiERT B- TUCKMAN 'SEOUL, Korea </I>j—The U.S. Fifth Air Force said U.N. tighter- bombers struck in two massive waves today ut a key North Korean military headquarters near the Red capital of Pyongyang and left it a i taming wreckage. Air Force and Marine warplanns hit the headquarters norther*si of Pyongyang with more than 275 sorties. The first wave struck at noon and the second in the afternoon. The Air Force said U. S. HahrR jet pilots intercepted elements of fif> Rusiinn-mtide MIG-15 jet fighters and destroyed one Red fighter and damaged another. This raised to 1,002 (he number of MIGs destroyed, probably destroyed or damaged since the start of the war, the Air Force reported. The Air Force said the first wave of fighter-bombers dropped 3,500 iallor.s of flaming Rruoline ancl 185 :ons of hi^h explosives 0:1 the headquarters area. Pilots then sprayed Die arc:i with 15,000 rounds of 50 j rnlihoi and 20 millimeter ammimi- i Final plnns for "Took Gathings - - Appreciation Day" will be nindc The callers snid they had .seen 1 at a meeting of the joint civic oUib li;;ht shoot throvmh (he sky across the capital abovtt 8 p.m. (ESTt yesterday. The Washington National Airport's radar team reported it had picked up no unidentified objects around that time. tion, 30 niiilclings Ruined Tills first strike of 100 sorties reported destruction of 39 buildings, Ine ntiti-aircrafl gun and four machine guns The Air Force said 12 buildings wore damaged and many fires started. There was no report on the rc- sulls of the second ralct, The Air Force said No, 1.001 was a MIG Lt. Harry A. Crcscfbenc of Newark, N. J., dejUroycd in a noon battle between two Sabre Jets and seven Red fighters over North Korea loday The thousandth In the triple category was one -shot down Friday by Capt. Karl K Dittmcr of El Rrno. Okla, The Air Forcn did not break down See WAK on I'ARO 10 River Claims Wilson Man James P. Taylor, 34, Drowns While Swimming^Rires Held Services for James Picr-ron Taylor. 34, of Wilson, who drowned while swimming in the Mississlpp River near Pecan Point yeslerrt.i morning, were conducted this morn Ing In the Wilson Baptist Church. Mr. Taylor was an employe n .tile Buckeye Cotton Oil Mill plan in Wilson. He Is survived by hi wife, Mrs. Opal Taylor, a step daughter, Shirley Ann Taylor, an his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A Polper. of Myrtle, Miss. Burial wilt ne tomorrow in the New Oak Grove Cemetery in Mrytle. Sv.ift Funeral Home of Osccola is in charge. He Is Licked/ ludge Replies n Prompt 'No' Hy CAUL mar, LITTLE HOCK (AP) — Uov. 'McMath, who goes to >U tonight for another rrtiman - styled give- 1 em-hell campaign speech, charged h/S opponent today with bein£ 'afraid to meet me in joint lebate." In a letter to Chancellor Francis Cherry, who faces him in the Aug. runoff for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, McMath repeated his debate challenge and set AUK. 8 as the date. Cherry promptly turned down the governor, declaring: "Sid McMith knows that I am literally culling him to pieces..." and that "my talkalhon schedule is set up in advance." The governor v,'rote Cherry: "To prove to the citizens of Arkansas that you lire afraid to meet me in joint debate and that the excuse you offer for not meeting me in your hometown of Jonesboro for a discussion of the vital issues of this campaign is just a Bubter- fuge, I herewith challenge you to meet me in joint debate at the Robinson Auditorium. Friday even- ingr, Aup. 8, at 8 p.m. "Your offer to permit me only 30 minutes time on your talkathon, is, of course, unacceptable. No free and unprejudiced debate is possible under these rigged up circumstances..." Heads for I*rcscoll McMatli, who was in his Llttlo Rock headquarters today, will fly to Prcscott for a rally at 8 o'clock oniRht. He said In an Interview this norning that-his speech, to be iroadcast by a statewide radio net- vork. would be another off-the-cuff alk of the type he gave in several Vest Arkansas towns last week. In reply to a question, McMath said he would have a new "charge o make against his opposition. Asfcod if the new charge would ae as sensational as his dcelara- .ions that cherry was operating * 'divorce- racket" and that Sen. John L._,'AjcCleJlan is cherry's 'back-room running mate", the governor said: "It Just might be." "McMath today also declared that "vicious lies" had been circulated against htm to the effect that he was against free or private enterprise. 'I never have been," he said. "I have co-operated with the REA and other public agencies when they, too; have been acting in the public interest. I always will. J'There is no reason why private and public enterprises cannot work, side by side, in co-operation with the governor and his administration, for the benefit of all the Sec McMATI! on Tage 10 Manila City Council Postpones Meeting The Manila City Council meeting regularly sclicdn'rd for to- nieht has been postponed until 1 Wednesday nighl. Mayor I. D. Shcdd said today. Mayor Shcdd said the postponement was due to ; pr "' of $777 Bond Is Forfeited For Drunken Driving One person forfeited a cash bond and hearing for another was continued until tomorrow in Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor. Sheiton Branscum forfeited ft Sill.25 bond when he failed to appear to answer the charge. Hearing for Kenneth Goodman was continued. i In other action. C. G. Flanagan this f forfeited a $10 bond on a charge of I speeding. the absence members. nf .several council i committee nt 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Jaycee. clubroom. This event, to bo held at Walker Park Aug. 20. is being sponsored jointly by Blytheville civic clubs "to recognize the Job be- in*? done by Rep. E, C. Gatbtntr? for Ihc people of Mississippi County and Eastern Arkansas." The event will be open to the public and will begin with a fish fry nt 6:30 p.m. Entertainment in front of the grandstand, which will include Slim Rhodes and his western bnnd, will begin at 7:30. At. 8 p.n-,-. Rep. Gathlngs rill Only cbarge will be the SI tickets bcitiR sold for the fish Iry See GATHI.N'G on Pauc 10 Dependents Soon May Not Be Draft Excuse for Deferment, Mershey Says WASHINGTON </>', — Mn). Con. Lewis B. Hcrshcy says a rc.survcy j of men deferred from military serv- ; ice because they have dependents j may soon be necessary u the armed I forces are to be kept at their prcs- j ent levels. Hershey. the director of selective | service, expressed this opinion today in an editorial in the publication. "Selective Service." which is >cnt to the 4,000 local drait boards over the nation. Hershey sajs the manpower pool I service. for the draft on July 1 totaled abmit 1,200,000 men. . The question which "must be- fared in the not too distant future," he said, is the source of the manpower which will inevitably be n«d- cd. Trie group of about 900.000 deferred in class 3-A because of dependency, he added, "is one of Ihc Irtrpest Hint can be made available to supplement the present .supply of manpower available for military Walter Moore Dies Here Services to Be Held A^ 3 P.M. Tomorrow Services for Walter ROJS Moore, 50, of Blythevjllc. who died in his sleep at lus home al 1113 West i Ash fast niehl. will be conducted | tomorrow at 3 pin. in Holt Func-'.il Home Chapel by the Rev. E. C. irown. Mr. .Moore, who was horn In .pnrta, Miss., h^tl extensive far rung ituevpat* nt^r Klythc-vvlVe. He ad lived here for about l!0 yer.vs. Survivor?; include his wife. Mrs. Elizabeth E - . an? ;\foorr: one son, Ch.trlns H M^orc of niythoville; seven si-iterr. Mrs. Fran'; Mi!=np ind Mrs. Will Kilyore of Houston, ;.; Mrs. Hcrdie Harris and Mrs. Hubert Per<r?on of N»nv Albany, iss.; Mrs. Wjlkle Doxtfr of West 3 omt, M;s<:.: Mrs. Etlirl Ayeocfc of A'oodlaml. Ml.-.-.: ami Mrs. Crtthin D<ms of Baton Rwiip, It,: mul irce brothers. Si ni Moorr nnd Flovd Moore of H'-i^iir MISTS., id Paul Moore r>f N'e-v Albany. P.iHbenrer.s will bo C B. Etrhie- n. I.OV.T!! Burnhnm, Joe E".uns. Ed Lop Bowie?. Harvey Chapman and Max I.oian. Honor: 1 ry p.Ul- brearers will be Dr. H. C. Suns, JOP Huahrs. Alhrrl Hollinj^wnrth, nir 1 McHaf-. V-'m Miller. Chcp- CaUI\vcIl. Hunter Crook, Ed Cook ?nct CIvtic Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. FISHING HO1IEO PRIZES—Mayor Dan Blod- gclt (left), Chief of Police Cecil Gravw and Arthur S. Harrison, commander ot Dud Cason Post 2-1 of tho American Legion,, examine two casting rods and other articles of (ishing equipment that wiU be offered as prizes in the city's first annual Pish- ing Kodco for youngsters Aug. 23. The pnzes, which were donated by Better Fishing Inc., of Chirago. arrived this morning. Chief Graves, a former game warden, is general chairman of Ihc rodeo, which will be sponsored jointly by the city and the American Legion. A total ot 30 youngsters have registered to take part In the rodeo to date, Mayor Blod- gctt said. (Cornier Nc«s Photo) UTTLE LIZ— About Ihe only curve that cart set things straight is a smile.

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