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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIX—NO. 128 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Dally New§ sslsslppl Valley Leadtr Blythevllle Herald TMK POM»NAKT NBWSPAPBB OF HORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8OUTMIABT MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1958 FOURTEEN PAGES Iran Seized By Royalists Mossadegh Reported Fleeing For Life; Shah Recalled LONDON (AP) _ Tehran radio said Royalists today seized the Iranian government, sent the aged Premier Mohammed Mossadegh fleeing for his life and called for the shah to return at once to his throne. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Will Return Immediately Shah Says Thinks Military Engineered Overthrow ROME (AP) — The shah of Iran said today he would rel: turn to his country immediately if reports of the overthrow of the Mossadegh government prove true. The shah was eating in his hotel dining room when Tehran radio reports were brought to him. The 33-year-old shah jumped'up excitedly, bit a cigaret nervously, and said: "Please let us know more. I want confirmation. I want to fly back immediately." Shown the report from the Tehran radio, the shah said it appeared that the Iranian military had engineered the overthrow. "Col. Pahlovan must be a member of my family," he said. "My country doesn't want the Communists and therefore has been faithful to me." The Rome telephone exchange said communications lines to Tehran stopped abruptly .this morn- Ing. The exchange said it had not been informed of the reason for the break. Earlier, the shah had explained that he left Iran because "I wanted to avoid bloodshed. I did not want the people to suffer for me. The terse broadcast gave no details of the upset. All other communications with the Middle East oil capital were shut off, so that there was no way of confirming the dramatic report. The report said Mossadegh had escaped, but that his foreign minister, Houssein Fatemi "had been turn to pieces," presumably by a mob. Dispatches filed earlier from Tehran this morning told of mob violence and police gunfire in the capital. But these accounts said the disorders were caused by police efforts to halt nationalist supporters of Mossadegh and Communists from continuing frenzied demonstrations against the shah. Iran's handsome 33-year-old ru- 'er. Shah Mohammed Reza Pah- evi, fled from the country with lis beautiful queen, Soraya, last Sunday when Mossadegh's fdrces crushed an attempt to oust the old premier and install the shah's Fazollah Zahedi. The shah and queen arrived in Rome yesterday Zahecli New Premier The report from Tehran today said Zahedi had been installed the new premier. Lodge Calls Russian Plan 'Sleazy Maneuver' UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) - Wary United Nations delegates waited for an explanation later today of the Soviet Union's Korean political conference proposals from Russia s Andrei Vishinsky. Chief U. S. delegate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., called them a "sleazy ****** SHOW OF STRENGTH IN' IRANIAN CAPITAL —• Iranian army troops and tanks stand by in front of Central Police Headquarters in Tehran, capital of Iran, following successful attempt by followers of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi to oust aged Premier Mohammed Mossadegh. (Af Wirephoto via radio from Rome) l/Missco Are Inducted Pre-lnducfion Exams Are Scheduled for Five September 2 Hawk-nosed, weepy old Mossa- degh rode to power in April 1951 on his powerful nationalist demands for government seizure of the vast 30-miJIion-ton a year oil industry from the British, who had controlled the country's life blood for half a century. His refusal to compromise in his program nationalizing the I'/i billion dollar Anglo-Iranian Oil Company shut off the flow of oil to the West and caused a bitter break in diplomatic relations between Iran and Britain. The shah and his queen were eating lunch at their Rome hotel when they heard the report of the overthrow. Excitedly, the shah said he was eager to return to his coun- i try. I The man who read the invitation to the shah over Tehran radio said: "At this time the people have been able to capture the capital. We are eagerly waiting for your return." Printing Office Under Fire— McCarthy Denounces Lax Security Policy By ED OREAGH WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) today denounced the Government Printing Office (GPO) for keeping on its payroll various workers named in FBI reports as Communists. He 'questioned whether that was "even a remotely intelligent" security procedure. In reply the OOP's top personnel been described in FBI reports as security officer, S. Preston Kinsley said the printing plant's loyalty board did its duty "as we saw it" in all such cases. Hipsley told McCarthy sharply: 'I will not plead guilty to being completely stupid." The McCarthy-Hipsley exchange came after Mrs. Esther"Rothschild, wife of a GPO bookbinder, refused to say whether she ever committed espionage or helped her husband, Edward, do so. The GPO suspended Rothschild yesterday after he refused to tell McCarthy's Senate investigations subcommittee whether he is a Com- nunist or whether he stole secret documents from the printing office. One question Rothschild refused to answer was whether he engaged n espionage as recently as 10 days ago. At today's session McCarthy anded Hipsley a paper on which was written the name of a GPO employe who, the senator said, has School at Whitien Destroyed by Fire living with a known ommunist. Although this man works in the printing office's most secret branch, McCarthy said, the agency's loyalty board held no hearing on the charge and allowed the man to continue to work. Board Satisfied "Can you justify that?" McCarthy demanded. "Do you consider that even a remotely intelligent security setup?" Hipsley said the board satisfied itself the man \vas not working position where he could do the government any damage. "Do you think you did your duty in this case?' 'McCarthy pressed. "We certainly tried to, sir," the itness replied. He said the board mit,™ hav£ been overconfident in its own judgment. He said, referring to the Stale Department's responsibility tor guarding documents in this particular GPO branch: "Perhaps we were relying on the security provisions of the State De- jartment, which are supposed to be the best." "Hmmmh," said McCarthy. As did her husband, the slender, lark-haired Mrs. Rothschild told he Investigations subcommittee nexl is ,.„.'. Seventeen men were sent for induction into the armed forces today by Missisippi County Draft Board No. 47, according to Miss Rosa Saliba, secretary. ' All of the 11 men called reported with 4 volunteers, one 1 transfer, and one delinquent reporting also. Miss Saliba said that all boys who become 18 and are required to register under the Selective Service Act must present their birth I certificates or a statement signed sey . , . Page 2 by their parents verifying their ages. The next call will be for pre-in- ductlon physical examinations of five men Sept. 2. Those leaving today were: Robert Louis Deason, Luxora: Howard Stanley Ingram .Marvin Doyle Lipford, Ivory Long Bob Bentford Temple, all of Blythe- vllle; Thelbert Romine, Charles Franklin Weils, both of Manila; Coleman Lannum, Jr., Hurman Govan, all of Osceola; Jesse Benton Westmoreland, R o c k f o r d 111 • Freddie Lee Harris, Armorel: Al- JOINER — Whitten School, a one-story brick building valued leaded by Sen. McCarthy (R—V/i hat to answer questions about espionage or Communist activity might tend to incriminate her. at i McCarthy announced al today's S135,000 and insured for only $30,000, was a'total loss today af'*er"fire ! SMSi ™ that lle plans to open believed caused by defective wiring raced through the structure yester- ' " hea ™S s some "me in the day during remodeling work, gutting classrooms and destroying school equipment. Impromptu Political Rally Held Top Politicos Steal Show At Bradley BRADLEY, Ark. (AP)—Gov. Francis Cherry, U. S. Sen. John McClellan and former Gov. Sid McMath turned this town's celebration of its new dial telephone system into a jolitical rally yesterday. Some 3,000 persons attended the nauguration ceremonies of the $25,000 dial telephone system. Cherry made the first long distance call to Gov. Robert Kennon )f Louisiana. McClellan discussed the Eisen- lower administration's foreign pol- oy, terming the end of the Korean . var Vie" mojif TmjxfSijit n?i. ; : r by the' Republicans. '' "s . *' . Just as McClellan sat do!:n State Sen. Jack Clark spotted McMath in the crowd and introduced him. McMath then delivered an unscheduled 45-mlnute address prefaced by acknowledgement of Gov. Cherry as the man who gave him "such a good spanking." Cherry, in defeating McMath in his third term bid last year, was supported by McClellan. The sena- "" ex P eele ? l ° £ f k , re-cleclion «» d P°1>"«1 observers say his strongest opponent will be McMath. McJfalh Criticizes Ike Neither has officially announced for the post. len Ray Boone, Donald Bernell Pogue, both of Leachville Bollinger, Logansport, bert Lawrence Falilk, W. Randolph, Wilson. Ind: Ro- Joiner; J Inside Today's Courier News . . Pelt Report Scoops Kln- Betlye Nolle Starr FeaU lire . . . Osccola News . . . Paje 3 ... . . . Society news . . . Page 4 ... Little League Baseball Column . . . Chicks Add Another Grid Came . . . Sports . . . Pages 10 and il . . . Arkansan Named OAK RIDGE, Tenn. l/pl — Dr. W. W. Grigorieff, director of the University of Arkansas' Institute of Science and Technology, today was named chairman of the University Relations Division of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies. + Discovered by children playing nearby about 11:30 a.m. yesterday, the -fire had gained much headway when school officials, several of whom were In other wings of the buiWing at the time the fire broke out, were notified . Among those in the building were men working on an extensive remodeling program scheduled for completion prior to opening of the fall term on Sept. 8, Dennis Mullen, principal, and Alger Aired, caretaker, said. Built in 1930, the building housed eight grades, high school classes having been moved to Wilson High School when the two school systems consolidated in 1947. The structure was described as a "100 per cent loss" by Mr. Mullen, who said very little, equipment was saved, and estimated attempts to Officers Elected by Osceola's New Junior Service Auxiliary iuture on another matter— the j alleged leaking of secret military information to a Washington newspaper correspondent. No Cooperation The Wisconsin senator said he has had "a complete lack of cooperation" from the pentagon in this case which, he said, involves leakage of information which See MCCARTHY on Page 9 McMath criticized the Elsenhow- j mat Lodge declared the resolution Vlshinsky put before the TJ.N. As sembly's Political Committee yes terday was designed to let th Communists dominate the peac parley. Other delegates reserve comment on the Russian proposa Vishinsky was expected to spea before the committee today. The Soviet program called fo the peace conference to be mac up of U countries, including fix "neutrals." This ran directly coui ter to American desires to lim the talks to nations whose troop fought in Korea. Russia proposed these confer ence members: 1. Three U.N. members whos troops fought on the U.N. side—th United States, Britain and Franc —and South Korea: 2. The two Communist belligei onts—North Korea and Communi China: 3. Two Cor-'lunist "neutrals"— the Soviet Union and Poland: 4. Three other neutrals—India Sweden and Burma (all three haw recognized Red China). Question Kaised The remainder of Vishinsky'i proposal provided that "the de cisions of the conference will be deemed to have been adopted i they have the consent of the partie which have signed the armistice agreement." This raised the questions which nations Vishinsky considers "parties" signing the armistice The document bears the signatures ind South Korea, Gen. Peng Teh- uiai, commander of the "Chinese U.N. Command of 16 U.N. nation of only Gen. Mark Clark for the People's Volunteers," and Gen. Nam II of North Korea. Western delegates pointed out that the Soviet conference lineup would include only four countries which fought under the U.N. flag and that a combination of the Communist nations and the "neutrals' could outvote the others. A lull in the Assembly's business was expected,, .after Vishinsky 7?aK/ '','ijle • dsj/i'Siftcs "study his stat&nent;- coriter with one another and consult their Governments at home. A scheduled meeting this morning was. canceled because no delegates wanted to speak before the Russian explained his resolution. Abets Division Vishinsky was expected to work hard at widening- the split among the Western Allies over the conference mukeup. Britain. Trance, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands and Belgium all have lined up in favor of a dotlnd-table conference—one with neutrals as well as belligerents. They <il<,o have maintained that Russia ought to be included and administration for advocating See POLITICS on Page a presence would rebuild would hit $125.000. Joiner and Wilson fire ments, summoned shortly after the blaze was discovered, arrived KLCN Schedules Power Increase Switch from 1,000 To 5,000 Watts Due Saturday Morning KLCN. the oldest broadcasting! deoart- ! Station '" Arkans "s and one of the] h depart lcountry . s p ioneer stations, this! ilere ' $476 Given To Family of Fire Victims WILSON—A lota) of 5476.50 has been contrivuted to the R. J. Stout family of Wilson, whose eight-month-old twins, Barbara Ann and Bobby Joe, were killed In a blaze that destroyed their home Friday night. In addition to the cash, contributions of clothing and household furnishings have been given the Stout family. Mr. and Mrs. Stout and their other children, Larry, Curtis and Donald, have moved into a house on Madison Street helpful. The United States Insists that the conference be limited to nations actually fighting in Korea. Lodge flatly opposed the inclusion of India but has said that if North ! Korea and Red China want the Russians, he would vote to admit them to the talks. Mrs. Wallace Hoke was elected president of the Osceola Junior Service Auxiliary at. its organizational meeting yesterday. Mrs. Dick J. White, expansion chairman of the Blytheville Auxiliary, announced today. The new auxiliary was organized for the purpose of petitioning the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries for membership. Mrs. White said. The Osceola group was formed under the sponsorship of the Blytheville Junior Auxiliary. The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries Is composed of 28 chapters in Arkansas, Tennessee. Mississippi and Texas dedicated to rendering services of a humanitarian nature to children of their com- munties, fostering interest among its members in social, economic, educational, civic and cultural conditions in their communities and to encourage volunteer services to those needing them. Other offlcei.; elected to serve Set AUXILIARY OB Paw t Mrs, Wallace Hok* week will make one of the 'major. — ~.^,., ......... .. .operational changes in its 32-yC(tr! time to save the nearby house of; history with the completion" of a ; the caretaker, Mr. Aired, but could J three-year expansion program in- i not halt spread of the fire in the ' creasing power output from i 0001 school building. j to 5,000 watts, it was announced! Officials this morning were un- 'oday. j certain as to where fall classes "KLCN has a rich background would be conducted, but 0. M. ?' broadcasting experience dat- Schultz, superintendent of Wilson "JB from the early days oi radio." schools, said there was a possibility!* 1 " 01 ' 1 s ™bury, owner and gene- that Whitten churches .and the j announclne 8 ""th MS ™ or " ing in community house there might ue "Originally KLCN Since the fire, the Stouts had been staying with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Derrick and family at Golden Lake. The contributions were made by residents of the VVilson area 2,701 GerX-Rays ! During 7-Day Clinic Here The State Health Department's mobile x-ray unit was In Armorel today after ending a week-long clinic here yesterday during which a total of 2.701 residents were x- rayccl. X-rays were made of 306 persons yesterday. This brought the total to date since the start of the month- long clinic .series to 4,221. Tomorrow, the unit will be located at the Dell Drug Store In Dell. On Friday, it will move to Luxora where it will be located both Friday and Monday at the Luxora Theater. Registrars for yesterday's clinic were Mrs. Forrest Moore, Mrs. Joe UN Bluntly Denies Brutality Charges 75 American POWs Freed; Sixty More Due Tomorrow PANMUNJOM (AP) The U.N. Command today bluntly denied Comumst charges that prisoners have been brutally treated. It told the Reds the physical condition of repatriated POWs proved the accusation was a "distortion of the truth." The denial was made at a meeting of the POW Repatriation Commission and answered Communist charges leveled last Friday. Another 75 Americans Were lib- ships prepared to sail for home with men freed earlier by the Reds, erated here Wednesday while two activities. . ." U.N. members of the commission reportedly planned to hand the Reds a strong note again de- nanding return of all Allied p.'is- oners, but Col. L. c. Frieders- dorff, chief Allied delegate, made 10 mention of it in talking with lewsmen after the session. There vere strong indications the U.N. Command did not deliver the note, which authoritative spokesmen said earlier would be "hot." Friedersdorff said the Red accusations of brutality were "in- ended to discredit the U.N. Com- nand." The Beds had charged the Allies with a multitude of inhu- nane acts—from using toxic gas 3 food poisoning. Friedersdorff also took a slap at Communist Red Cross workers, vho reportedly have been acting as propaganda agents for the Reds. "It is obvious from their actions that some of them are attempting to engage in activities exceeding the purely humanitarian mission with which they are charged," he declared. "We have no intention of permitting them to engage in such Repatriates Urged to Join In Seoul, ROK President Syng- man Rhee urged South Korean repatriates to "join us all when wa drive north in later days." "I ask you," Rhee declared in a statement, "to be determined to rescue your fellow men daily Buffering in North Korea by advancing with faith and loyalty." The largest group of Allied soldiers yet turned back in one day —456—rode into Panmunjom today in open trucks. And 130 Americans liberated earlier anxiously awaited the journey home aboard the hospital ship Haven, scheduled to .leave Inchon harbor for Japan Thursday. Only sick and wounded are aboard. Another 400 able-bodied American repatriates start the voyag* See POWs on Page 9 Forces in Korea Up Fortifications pressed into service. Farm Labor To Be Discussed Changes in the Mexican National Farm Labor Program will be discussed at a meeting Aug. 27. at 2 in the Court House at Osccola, according to W. J. Denton, president, of the Agricultural Council of Arkan&na. Mr. Denton stressed that the meeting is .0 be an area meeting. Representatives of the state and regional offices of U. S. Employment Service and other agencies will be on hand to present the changes In the program and answer question* relative to the program. power Increases. N utilized only three watts, growing consecutively to seven and one-half, 50, 100 1 000 and now to 5,000, making KLCN one of the 'power stations' in the nation. "No effort has been spared to make this one of the finest technical installations in the country. Mr. Sudbury continued "Over ''0 miles of pure copper wire is buried m the ground system; one of the few progar amplifiers and Austin transformer installations in the country have been placed in use nere. Ncw Transm The most modern • •, — "<-'i- tvii-^. i-uiirM, iviuuic, Mrs joe and others in the Mid-South, j McHancy, Mrs. B. F. Brogdon, Mrs Workers at the Beasley Iron Co. j clair Miller, Mrs. Robert S. Me' in Horsecave, Ky., contributed total of $100. Otiss Boylcs oi Louisville, Miss., sent $15, a \vo- See GIFTS on J'aje 9 Haney, Mrs. Barrel C. Davis. Mrs. C. G. Redman, Miss Sue Jobe, Miss Martha Bean, Miss Pat Partlow and Mrs. Tom Plceman. By FORREST EDWARDS WESTERN FRONT, Korea tfl — The young Marine straightened from the newly dug trench, massaged the small of his back and mopped sweat off his face. "We've been digging, digging, ever since the armistice," said Pfc. Talmage W. Blackwell of Raleigh, Miss. ''But ^ don't get me wrong. I'm i front looks quite different from ths old one with its connected trenches. The new line is more a series of "islands" of dug-in positions on key hills. The old line looks like a Jagged scar across the ridgetops. Bunkers have been dismantled. Sandbag barricades are gone. The halt in the shooting did not mean the end of soldiering. Day and night, security patrols move just ahead of the new Allied lines, always on the alert. Everywhere the men who fought In the bloody battles must stay In condition for any further fighting which might be necessary. Every division has Its own training program. Let's look at what one company has done since the armistice- Charlie Company of ot kicking. I'd rather do somc- hing like this than have men fiet- killed like before lhe armi- ice." All across the 150-mile front. Aled soldiers were swinging picks nd stabbing spades into Korea's ed clay hills. They were building rthen fortifications south of fle demilitarized zone. Others engaged in dangerous ine removal work. Scores of nail parties went over ground us- g the most modern of detectors ut even so risking accident and :ath. Some men In the forward areas were in salvage operations, bringing back equipment for cleaning, repair and further use. Engineers were repairing roads and bridges. Charlie Company of one battalion North of Munsan, 3,000 Army j "\ the Ist Marine Division on the engineers were hard "• ..."-1* -« ! We.s at work on huge tent city for North Korean and Chinese prisoners of war who have said they do not want to be sent back behind the "Bamboo Curtain." The tent city will house them while their fate is decided. Easier Life Ahead It has been mostly work and little play for U. N. troops since -he armistice was signed July 27 sut an easier life lies Ahead. The U. S. 8th Army is planning a hiR move In its recreation and study programs. Already there has been a marked ncrease In the number of men Mown out daily from Seoul for five day' rest and relaxation in Japan. Sunday, .more than 1,000 "R and R" troops flew to Japan. From the air, the new Allied Bicycle Carnival Planned for Final Value Day , „ — ......dun; tuny nps ueen nn £ e ?m t u the KLCN transmitter onEast Highway 18. All audio systems are capable of response beyond that of human ears. The radiating tower Is 40 feet higher than the Slerlck Building in Memphis Sc« KLCN on P. r t » Plans for the city's Blytheville Values Day" are being made by the Merchan'ts Division of the Chamber of Commerce, with the annual Bicycle Carnival slated for the same day — next Wednesday — also under sponsor&nip of the Merchant's Division and the Blytheville Y. This value day will be the last of the summer, and the Bicycle Carnival will represent one of several activities, Including the annual Children's Fishlnt! Rodeos, to be held durlnpr Blytheville "Youth Week" proclaimed for Aug. 22-29 by Mayor Dan Blodgett. Forty-six prizes nre In be available ^or (he. Bicycle Carnival, according to 0. E. Knud- sen, chairman of the awards committee. Included will be two bicycles, a 14-iuch trophy, two plaques, and cash prizes. The two bicycles, will be presented the boy and girl with the best decorated bicycles in the parade. Bicycle Carnival entry blanks can be secured from any BVD merchant, Carnival Chairman Kelley Welch said today. Some 25 entries from Blythevllle and Osceola have already been received for the event. Entry blanks for the program are slated to be run in the Courier News prior to the Carnival. Souvenir hats and pedal flash- guards will bo given all who par- ticlpale In the Bicycle Carnival, according to the sponsors. The parade will leav« Jack Robinson Implement Company at Main and Laclede Streets at 9 a.m., and will have a police escort through the city to Fifth Street, then to Walnut and back to Little Park. There is no age limit for participating in the parade. A free lunch will be served all contestants, with free soft drinks to be donated by the bottlers of Blythevllle. Field events will be held at Little Park, and will include ob' stacle courses, speed racing, cycle gliding, plank riding and bicycle jousting. Separate age groups wl|l result In competition among boys 10 years and under, II to 13 years, nnd 14 years and over, and girls 10 years and under and u years and over. item Front. That's Blackwell'i outfit. No Chances The company has laid wire, dug the line into which they would shoot "fields of fire"—the area north of trenches, built bunkers and cleared work but are aware it is necessary. The men complain about the if ohe Communists broke the truce. "I don't think we will need these new positions," said Pfc. Walter Ackerina of Brooklyn. N. Y. "But I don't believe in taking chances." "These positions are the finest we ever built." boasted 2nd Lt. Richard J. Byrne of Newark, N. J. Once the new positions are completed, what next? Training is No. 1 on the list, 8th Army headquarters said,. Every division will launch a new See U.N'. on Page 9 Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. No important change In tempera- Lure. MISSOURI — Generally fair tonight, and Thnrsday; little changa In temperature; low tonight 55-60* hfgh Thursday in 80s. Maximum yesterday—83. Minimum yesterday—68. Sunset tDdfly~H6;44. Sunrise tomorrow—5:24. Precipitation last 2-1 hours to 6:3t» p.m. yosterciny—.21. Mean temperature (midway between lKh onri low)—75.5. Precipitation Jan. 1 to dflt»--32.7a. This Date UU Year Minimum yeatercltiy—75, Maximum ycstcrdny—88. Prrclpltntlon Jnnunry 1 to <Ut» — 31.63.

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