The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 6, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 6, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWfiPAT>»o /-»» vy-xBr.u in . n « *„,,*„„. . _ VOL. XLVJII—NO. 114 Blytheville Courier Blyrhevllle Daily News I Ike's Honesty, Peace, | Loyalty Plea Is Studied f By Top Party Leaders k LOS ANGELES (AP)-Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's It iirst major speech since winning the Republican presiden- | lal nomination—as a liMninutc plea for peace, honesty and >l loyalty—is under scrutiny today by leaders of both the Re- A publican and Democratic parties. a So Is the fact only about 14 000* • . Tj persons speckled the vast 103000- •j capacity Los Angeles Coliseum to ty near his address last night. J The general received rousin» ap- j plause from former fellow soldiers 8 at the 53rd annual encampment ,j of the Veterans of Foreign Wars j| . as he outlined a 10-point program !j for America's future. ,;1 Aides Are disappointed '.'I But even though the speech was S labeled "nonpolitical," Eisenhower !! aides made no attempt to conceal Ihelr disappointment at the small Mississlppl Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER or MORTHEABT ARKANSAS ANP_SOUTHEAST MISSOURI MA-THEVn/LE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1952 TEN PAGES Gov. Byrnes Advises Vote for Democrats COLUMBIA, S.C. (,7>j-Gov. James F. Byrnes today advised South Carolina Democrats to support the national Democratic Stcveiison- Sparkman presidential ticket. Byrnes, olten at odds wlih the administration, llius joined the state's two senators and other party leaders in support of the national ticket. His recommendation came at the party's state convention which was reconvened today after crowd.. They theorized it might have been better to have tried a smaller arena for the maiden speech; but they had no choice— Ihe VPW had lo have the Coliseum for iis long drum and. bugle corps If Crowd estimates ran from 10,000 by Coliseum officials to 16,000 by police. The event was free' to the public. Fingers Are Crossed "We're keeping' our fingers crossed that the Democrats won't try lo make political capital of the crowd," an Eisenhower man said just before Ihe "Ike" group flew back lo Denver headquarters. Olhers pointed out that attendance was held down by the fact (lie speech was televised and broadcast throughout Southern California, and was delivered at an early hour. The general received the VFWs Bernard M. Baruch Medal.for distinguished service, paid high tribute lo Baruch, and then gave his program which "soldiers who have fought for America have wanted, want now and can have." Eisenhower added a political qualification here—"provided each See EISENHOWER on Page 10 Bids on Cooler School Job Asked COOTER, Mo—Bids on a proposed addition to the school building here^opened at 8 p.m. A 22, it was announced Uiday by Cooler Board of Education. The .addition will include spa for an office and fireproof vault. Weather Arkansas forecast: Scattered thundershowers Ihls afternoon and tonight; partly cloudy with ivjdely scattered thundershowers Thursday; not much change in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy south through Thursday; with scattered showers or thunderstorms extreme south this afternoon; cooler south this afternoon; warmer northwest Thursday; low tonight 5560 northeast to 05-08 southwest; high Thursday in the 80s. Minimum this morning- 73. Maximum yesterday—05. j) Sunset today—6:58. • Sunrise _tomorrow—5:H. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. —none. Total precipitation since Jan 1 —22.24. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—84. Normal mean temperatures of August—80.2, This Date Last Year Minimum thi. 1 ; morning—65. Maximum yesterday—94. Precipitation January I to this date—30.27. Taxi Meter Ordinance Presented to Council A city ordinance to require installation of meters in taxi cabs operating In Blytheville and setting Increased rates was presented to the City Council last night and is expected to be passed at another session later this month. At last night's session, which was moved up a week because of the primary election on the Council's regular monthly meeting night next Tuesday, only live aldermen were present. This constitutes a quorum of the eight-man council but a two-thirds vote is required on rate- fixing ordinances. However, Mayor Dan Blodgelt Indicated last night that a special meeting be held later tills month for consideration of a sewer charge rate ordinance that was not ready for presentation last night. This -sewer rate ordinance us scheduled to be acted on and a special elcclion called on a new sewer financing plan involving the levying of sewer charges to pay for a new system. In other action last night, the Council passed an ordinance authorizing new stop and parking restriction signs throughout the city. These signs already have been installed and this ordinance makes their use enforceable. Pines not exceeding S15 are provided for violation. An emergency clause in the ordinance placed il in cf/ect upon passage. Mayor Blodgett said the city has some new 30 - mile - an - hour speed limit signs that will be installed at locations in the residen- tal districts to be selected later. The ordinance requiring Blytheville ^cabs to install taxi meters combines two previous ordinances and two amendments covering cab "" live of cab company operators. This regulatory ordinance replaces the others and included all city requirements such as permits, privilege license fees, operating te- strictions and fares. Only new aspects, Mr. Wright said, are the meter requirement, fares and a provision limiting the number of cabs that may be operated here. Previously, the cab firms could charge no more than 35 cents for trips within the city limits. The new mctercd fares would be 35 cenls for the first naif mile ami 10 cents for each additional one-third mile for one passenger a 16-ccnt charge would be made for each additional passenger for the full Irip. For waiting, a charge of 10 cents would be made for each two-minute period. Under this new ordinance, cabs could be hired by tlifi hour at a charge of S3 an hour plus 10 cents for each two-minute period in any fraction of an hour hired beyond the first hour. This ordinance lias been request- See COUNCIL on rage 10 Inside Today's Courier News ...Osceola Xcws.. .Slarr Gaz- inz. .Page 3. ...Movies arc liotler than ever ...Pase 5. ...Giants outshine Shanlz's 20lh win hy beating Dodgers in 15lb Inning...sjmrts...rage 7. Society... Page 4 :~!l 'Vacuum Bell 1 Creates 'Flying Saucers/ D. C. Newspaper Says WASHINGTON M — The Evening Star reported loday lhat armv engineers, working with a vacuum bell in a laboratory, have produced atmospheric phenomena which may explain the widespread reports of "flying saucers." In a copyrighled story by VV. H Shippen, the Star said the experiments crealed airborne objects which "can speed up, hover indefinitely, or disappear and reappear in a flash." . It added: "The man -made saucers" occasionally fly in formalion. Moreover. Ihey are believed lo have substance enough to show up on the screen of a radar designed lo track them." The Star published its reports on the experiments following a nighl of rain during which rarinr screens, scanning the skies over the capita], showed a flurry of fluorescent screen-started about the time a thunderstorm hit the area. Two jet fighters were sent up from Newcastle, Del., shortly alter but pilots saw nothin" midnight, unusual. being in recess since April while walling lo learn the national party's stand on civil rights. II was at Byrnes' suggestion that (he state party, which bolted Ihe national parly for the States Rights Democratic ticket In 1B48, adopted this wait-and-see attitude. Will Byrnes' support, there seemed to oe httlc doubt that the convention would go down the lin cfor Stevenson and Sparkman. The Soulh Carol: la action may also inlluence other southern states: Can Go Either Way III a 30-minute report on the national convention which he attended as chairman of tile Soulh Carolina delegation, Hyrnes noied that the stale party was free to support the Republican Eisenhower-Nixon ticket. "But," he declared, "I think llil.-, convention should instruct the state executive committee lo place on Ihe ballot, electors pledged to Stevenson aiid Sparkman." "If today were election day I would vote for Stevenson and Sparkman," the former secrelary of s!-le said, "not because they are labeled Democrats, but because of (heir personal qualifications and their records in public office." But Byrness aid he wanted to lK-ar views of both Stevenson and Gen. DwigM u. Eisenhower, Republican candidate, before finally making up his mind about his own vote. The governor related details of the seating of the South Carolina delegation at the national convention and said that in 1056 South Carolina delegiilcs will have to take the loyalty oath that they refused Ihis year. 'Gathings Day' Group Picked Legion Post Names 13-Man Committee Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Lesion voted at its weekly meeting last night to donate $25 for the "Took Oathings Appreciation Day" lo be held here Aug. 20 and appointed a 13-man committee to handle the Legion's part in the evt-nt. Named to this committee were Jim Stovall,;E<}-Hlo«;vMax: Walters W^fc.riklfer!es,.iej&k McGregor Lout. Green,- A;-6A!Jrarri3on, H. G. Fartlow, Ira' Kobrice, Elberi Johnson, Bill Moretand, Gaylord Lewis and Paul Mahon. The Post- also voted to donate 120 packs of playing cards to veterans in Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis. It also was announced last night that national Legion headquarters has notified the Post here of a "living memorial" program in which books on Americanism that have been approved by the Legion can be donated by Individuals to libraries. These books are for donation in memory of men killed in the Korean war and the Legion Is furnishing bookplales containing the names of Ihe donor and Ihe vet- Repeatedly m recent weeks radar screens around Washington have shown unidentified objects in the air. Air Force chiefs have said Ihey are personally satisfied that the sightings were caused by weather phenonenom. A spokesman at Andrews Field] said two unidentified objects i showed on the field's radar screen ' at 10:20 p.m. moving slowly from Washington to Ml. Vernon, George Washington's home. i A few minutes later two more images appeared on the screen. I — four lo six miles east of the field. Aluminum Producers which is about seven miles south- eran in whose memory the book Is donated. A. S. (Todd) Harrison Is in charge of this program here. A letter from Pat Mullis. head of the state Legion committee in charge of tuildirig a swimming pool at the Boys Industrial School, thanking the Post here for its work on this project. n line with theory that they are atmospheric phenomena, an slop, (hen fly awav Air Force spokesman noted that A similar image appeared ihortlv the radar sightings - tiny blips on I alter midnight appc "" ed shorll > •' * •''• * .y WASHINGTON W) _ Aluminum producer* today won a ceiling price increase of one cent per pound on row aluminum and five per cent on ingot and fabricated products. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Cherry Warns of Tampering/ s Hell Be Victor W. Stuart Symlngloii Symington Gets Landslide Win in Senale Missourians Hand Truman Third Home Defeat in 3 Tries ST. LOUIS W— w. Stuart Symington, a versatile newcomer' to the political wars, amassed an amazing landslide victory today for Missouri's Democratic senatorial nomination. Symington, a former handy man in the Truman administration, soundly trounced the President's choice for Ihe nomination in yesterday's primary, Attorney General J. E. Buck Taylor. TnyJor finally conceded defeat in a .brief statement -as Symington's lea.i soared past 170,000. ,. "The people have spohcn-and I always bow to Uie wilt of Ihe people," Taylor said. With 4,314 of the stale's 4 726 precincts counted, Symington's growlnsr total was 333,777. Tnvlor had 163,250. It was the third time since he became President that Truman had intervened in home state poll- Sec MISSOURI on I'age 10 School Begins Here on Insect ideni-ificcition F o r t y - f i v e North Mississippi County cotton farmers received first hand Information on beneficial and damaging cotton insects at the County Extension Service's insect Identification school ('his morning. Gene Guinn. county entomologist, and H. H. Carter, assistant county agent, conducted the farmers on a tour of three farms where cotton insects were known to be present. The farmers were laiiarnl Win in Aug. 12 Voting By The Associated I'rcss While Francis Cherry warned Faulkner and Comv?y county politics)) leaders agiiinst tampering with returns iii the Aug. 12 runoff priniiiry, Gov. JlcMaLli assured Phillips County residents that he'll be the second Arkansas governor to serve three terms. Bptli candidates for the Democratic ( rulicrmilorial m°"-'in prcfllcLei1 " victol > ovcr l)lc olhcv by a large '' T'"^* a 7G>00 ° to 100 ' 000 votc ! ™ (l over f el /% 1 , 8CWl l ° the P«-™'«"liary" anyo j, a to falsify election returns. McMath, foreuisUiig a 55,000 vote margin over the JoMcsboro chancellor said people in Ai'kanm h«i "ever iMd it so good^as mulcr his adniiiiistration. Women's Vote Target of Bid By Governor By CABI, )!i;r.r, PINE BLUFF W-Gov. McMalh. pleading for the support of Arkansas' women voters, said here today the "concentratot!" opposition he is encountering in his third term bid "is the price of leadership, Ihe price of service." The governor, w]jo wore a coat for (ho first time in tile campaign for (he Aug. 12 Democratic runoff primary, apokc to more than 100 women at a "coke pnrly" given by his Jefferson County followers The women, many of whom wore handkerchiefs bearing the word "Sid McMath ts My Mai," on their blouses, screamed ami applauded vigoror-ly as the Governor entered the Anivct Hall. He wns about nil hour late because rain had farced him to cancel plans to n y to Pine Dluff from Helena, where he spoke last of Ibe ir,,«:K and ' nighl, The governor declared:"Tiie newspapers say that :,.»;. Math is a defeated desperate and frantic candidate. Tiiey even sa" I'm crazy." '['one Is Slow, Knft Speaking in soft -slow tones lie nrlrlerl: "You judge for yourselves how frantic. I am. I've been fighting yes; I've had to fight against one of the ;n o .s- t concentrated pro- pagiuida campaigns in the history of Arkansas....any governor who wnges a fight for all of the people will be attacked, abused ami malignr-d as I hnve been. That's Hie pr: e of leadership; that's Ihe price of service." The irovernor sma the assembly of women "is an inspiration to me." He told his listeners, that be Is tiie first governor of Arkansas to place women in positions of responsibility in government. McMalh said the welfare department, dlreclcd by Mrs. Henry Bethel], la "one of the most ini- porlant slate BBL-IICICS." and that he had named several other v.-o- mcn to membership on state boards. He said he had fought for a Program which was of interest to proper | ! be women of Arkansas cilimz whtf he was K rea """' °" y Olhcr " identification their damage Red spider, boll worms and cotton i made in Ihe Male's"^clioo'i wstirii flcaboppers were the dnmn S in B In- j the state hospital and the fn'rlirTir i seels discussed in the school. | S v,- McMATIM,,, 1-J" Jo ment ., had 'Don't Start Rumors/ Says Chancellor n.v LKON HATCH CONWAY. Ark. W - Gtiberrm- lorial Candidate Francis Cherry who has charged his opposition with starling "false and malicious" rumors about him, last night warned his own followers against using similar tactics. Don't say anything about Sid McMath unless I say it first " he urged. "And I'm not Rolng to say it unless I know il's true"" Cherry meets Mc.Math for the Democratic nomination for governor in the runolf primary next Tuesday. "Don't Slarl Humor; "Please don't start any rumors," Cherry reiterated. Cherry is.sued the warning at his radio talkathon after a listener had asked if it were true that -v .I..IL, M UK: mill McMath was listed as a millionaire by the fiiiancidl rating firm of Dun & Bradstrcet. And, i l; ,ked the listener didn't Cherry think that sliowed McMath had hart a pretty profitable tenure in the governor's office? Cherry replied that he bad no doubt that the governor's office hart been "prof:t,-,};]c" for McMath but that he didn't believe the governor was a millionaire. Or that Dun & Bradstreet listed him that way. Alr.Malh "Hack Up" Cherry declared that McMath had backed up on one "hysterical accusation." He said the governor admitted yc.Mnrday that an investigation into Ji reported "divorce mill" in Cril- tc-ndcn County hadn't revealed any connection witii Cherry or Chancellor Leon Smith. Cherry's fellow judge in the chancery district in which CriUendcn is situated Previously McMath had charged int Cherry was connected with Ibe al]e;:ed divorce racket. Cherry asserted last night that ( there, was any indication of ballot tampering or other irret-ulnrltl--, at next Tuesday's election he would try to see that the perpetrators 'go to (he penitentiary," "They'll Stay Here" "And they'll stay there as long 5 I am governor." he added The talkathon—final phase cf a Ihrce-scction program yesterday— was held on the grounds of the Soi- CHIOUitV nti I'SRI- II) Each Candidate Sees U.S. Sabre Jets Down Six Reds Over N. Korea Dogfights Rage So Hot Communist Helps Down Comrade Korea HV-Sharp-shoot- V B . Y/ Sa ' )rc J cl Dllots '"day snot dou'n six Communist Mia 15s ar.d damaged two In ih e third straight day of jd battles h!-h over North Korea, the U. S Filth Air Force reported. The Air Force said its 3-day ba<j of tile swephvine Heel lighters totals 11 destroyed ar.d 13 damaged Today's seven swirling dogfights got so hot (hat a Communist pilot helped shoot down one of his own comrades. »,T,'? e MIG "'"' was /irl "C at C.ipt. William J. Ryan, Keeseville. NY who was firing at another MIG nhend. Ryan swerved his plane The pursuing Mltvs 20 mm. cannon fire tore into the Husslan-madc jet ahead, blowing it up and finishing the Job Ryan started. It was Ryan's second kill 0 I tho day. 84 MIG's Spoiled Eighty-two MIGs were spotted Wednesday, shots were exchanged in seven separate engagements but Sabre pilots reported they scored lilts in only four of the duels. "We are happy to sec them come up ... Tile more that come up the more we can blast down." said Col Harrison fi. Thjug. commander of the Fourth wing, ns the American flights returned. His wing was credited with five of the kills today. Fighter-bombers swarmed over North Korean targets in bright weather. By noon today, the Fifth Air Forces aid. Allied planes had destroyed four enemy boxcars and damaged eight, smashed (our road bridges nmj one rail bridge nnd knocked out seven mortar positions Heat Ilils Troops On the ground, troops sweltered In ICO degree temperature. Fighthl" was generally ]i[>ht. On the Central Front Allied troops counterattacked after dawn and pushed the Reds off an outpost the Communists won last night. Across the front, Communist artillery fired 4.4S8 rounds in a 24 hour period ending last night. Fined $100 and Costs Fannie Fisher was fined S100 and. I costs and sentenced to a day in jnll in Municipal Cnurt this morn- IIIE on -i ,han;c of clrivinr. whila under the influence of liquor. LITTLE LIZ- . If everyone did as much work os he thinks he does, there would be o terrific overproduction prcb- Space Men and 'Army' Clash Transcending all the flying saucers and their current reports, both factual and fictional, of probable origin and occupants, is the story ol t "battle" between earthbound soldiers and helmetcd space men near This "battle" Is presented here as Imagined by Billy King of Blyihe- v,He, who also made these pictures possible. The pictures? Mr King explains later in his story how they came to be. His account of the spacemen's visit follows: "A» you ki.ow, lor thr two weeks flying fauccr reports have been coming in '.hlrk and fast and have been reported Hying over Blytheville. "The flying juui'ti ovei Ulyllicuilt »;,'t louiitl, - o ul contact was marie with some men who wore definitely not like us, made when sn alarm came In to headquarters about pair of people sighted near here. (Courier News Pholos) Sre STAC'L JIKN on Page 1( This contact was a strange-looking

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