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VOL. XLIX—NO. 131 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • — THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AUT, awrvw*** ,,^*~r~,. Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Dally New« Mississippi Valley Leader BlythsviUe Herald ARKANAg AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI v?;, Triumphant Weeping Shah Returns Amid Shouts of Joy By RICHARD EHKMAN TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The triumphant young Shah of Iran returned to his country '" ^ yS ° VerC ° me With tears declared " J cannot contain *V PULLIN' 'EM IN — The youngster above was one of nearly 200 who this morning were pulling in a goodly number of fish of ail sizes and varities at the Children's Fishing Rodeo at walker Park Lake. . The rodeos are sponsored locally in conjunction with Better Fishing Inc. (Courier News Photo) Nearly 2 00 Youngsters Enter Fishing Rodeo Nearly 200 Blytheville kids turned out this morning for the second annual Children's Fishing Rodeo held at Walker Park Lake and sponsored by the City and the American Legion. The entrants were trying for a-fr-—— galaxy of prizes that were to be awarded in ceremonies to be held shortly after noon. Also on tap was a free noon meal of hotdogs and other staples. Free soft drinks were being furnished by bottlers, and ice by Arkansas Ice and Storage Company. Donating the prizes to be given this afternoon were B. F. Goodrich . . Store, Martin's Men's Store, Goodyear Store. Mead's Clothing Store, R. D. Hughes Men's store, O. O. Hardaway Firestone Store, Rothrock Drug, Owens Drug, Family Shoe Store, Black and White Store, Kelley's Friendly Shoe Store, Stewart Hardware and City Drug Store. Bill McCaughey Watch Repair, Meyer's Bakery, Coca Cola Bottling Company, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, Grapette Bottling Company, The Crafton Company, Hays Store, Rustic Inn. Nunn Provision Company, Lilly News Company, Midwest Ice Cream. Jesse Jones-Swift Oil Company, of Caruthersville and Blytheville Water Company. Arkansas Missouri Power Company, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Guards, Jewelry Store Pat O'Bryant Jewelry Store, Curl's Bakery, Wade Furniture Company, Western Auto Store, Hubbard Furniture Company, Richardson's Cash Grocery, Motor Supply Company, E. C. Robinson Lumber Company, John Miles Miller, C. L. Miller, Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Company. Hubbard Hardware Company, Rite Theater, Kress Store, Sterling Store, Star-View Drive-In Theater and Sam Norris Printing Company. Seven-State Phone Strike Is Unabated 281 at Luxora Get Chest X- Rays Chest x-rays made yesterday on the opening day of a clinic at Luxora totaled 281, bringing the total since the series began Aug. 4 to 5.112. The mobile x-ray unit will be located in Luxora again Monday. On Tuesday, it will be located at Keiser Supply Co. in Keiser. Registrars yesterday were Miss Wade McHenry, Miss Wilma Layne Mrs. Leonard Ellison, Mrs. T. L Stanford, Mrs. A. E. Tea ford, Mrs W. R. Tate, Mrs. C. B. Thomas anc Miss Edith McDaniel. Wetbacks On Increase HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - More wetbacks have been arrested in Houston since July I than were arrested during the entire fiscal yeai of 1952. Immigration officials said yesterday that the wetback arrests since July 1 number 212. During the 12-month period ending June 30. some 700 wetbacks arrests were made here, compared to only 20(1 for the previous fiscal year. Wetbacks are illegal immigrants. so called because they often enter this country by swimming or wading the Bio Grande River. August Snowballs FRANKLIN, Mass. VP) - A Snow ball fight in August will mark a reunion of the Leon Landry family tomorrow. Youngsters in the family stored » good supply of snow balls in a. deep freezer last winter In anticipation of the party. About. 65 relatives are expected to attend the reunion at the farm tt Mr. tad MM. Praook Landry. By HIE ASSOCIATED PRESS CIO telephone workers in seven Midwest and Southwest states continued on strike today as operators and other phone company workers in Maryland threatened a walkout. The strike of 53.000 CIO communication workers against the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in six states appeared certain to continue through the weekend. The Federal Conciliation Service •said it had invited company and inion officials to resume contract talks in St. Louis Monday. The strike started Thursday Picketing was reported orderly in the company's territory of Missouri. Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas and a part of Illinois. In Indianapolis, Federal Concil- i a t o r Arthur Pierson planned meetings today with officials of the Indiana Bell Telephone Co. and the CWD in an attempt to settle the month-old strike in Indiana. In New York, a spokesman for the American Telephone & Telegraph Co. said negotiations in the dispute involving 22,000 long lines operators, plant, administrative and clerical employes would be resumed Monday. About 350 long distance operators in Chicago yesterday quit their jobs for five hours in protest against "slow negotiations" in the dispute. A union spokesman accused A. T. & T. of "stalling " adding the negotiations have been going on since May 13. However, a Company spokesman n New York said "completely nor- nal" negotiations sessions were leld Friday. Mrs. Margaret Weiss, president of the independent telephone union representing 3,800 Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. op- rators in Maryland, said "it is quite possible" a strike might start next Wednesday if there is no progress in the negotiations for a new wage contract. Contract talks which started June 23 have been deadlocked since Tuesday. The CWA, which represents some 4,200 other phone workers in Maryland, also has voted to strike See STRIKE Page 10 =====; Weather ARKANSAS - Partly, cloudy to cloudy with widely'Mattered thundershowers this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Not much change in .emperatures. MISSOURI - Partly cloudy extreme southeast, otherwise generally fair tonight and Sunday; little change in temperature; low tonight si to 65; high Sunday 85 to 90 Maximum yesterday—9], Minimum yesterday—62. Sunset today--6:-u. Sunrise tomorrow—5-25 Precipitation lost 24 hours to «'30 .m. yesterday—none. . Precipitation Jnn. I to date—.12 7« This rule i., st year Minimum yratr-i-rJny 73 Maximum yepterday—9(j Precipitation January i to dit< — I" His followers wept and kissed hio leet in an emotion-packed scene at Tehran's jammed Mehrabac Airport. The 33-year-old monarch stepped confidently from the twin- engined private plane he piloted to a perfect landing here from Baghdad, capital of neighboring Iraq. Special precautions were taken to guard the Shah's life against any assassination attempt by followers of the imprisoned Mohammed Mossadegh, who was kicked out as premier in rioting Wednesday that took 300 lives. Maj. Gen. Fazollah Zahedi, the new premier named by he Shah, was the first to greet the young monarch. "I want to be the first to greet him in our land," Zahedi declared. Twenty fighter planes from the Iraqi air force escorted the plane here. New Activity Mossadegh's following, including the Communist Tudeh party had been stunned by the suddenness of Wednesday's coup, but there were ominous reports of revived activity today. A police garrison at Samlrum, a city in south central Iran about 500 miles from the Iranian capital, was reported captured by the Kashghai tribe, which is loyal to Mossadegh.'There are 20,000 of the tribe in southern Iran. - The pro-government newspape Nabardi Melat published reporl that the Communists were plottin an armed uprising and that th government wa s taking stron steps to foil it. Already 3,000 so diers from garrisons in the north where the Shah has many loya followers, have been transferred t Tehran to reinforce police patrols Top hats rolled on the airpor apron as government officials ir full dress and pinstriped pants flung themselves flat to kiss the Shah's feet. Special royal guard' armed with light machine gun: watched in stony silence. Guards at House The same royal guard escorted the Shah to his palace in the hea; of the city. Crowds had been ired from the six mile route Then the guards took up positioi *' lth 8™ s at the ready outsid! the Shah's summer 'residence a Sharmran in the foothills eieh miles north of Tehran where he may go later. The Shah flew to exile Sunday from a resort near the Caspian Sea. Premier Zahedi moved quickly to put a government together Tehran itself was calm. The Shah took off from the Iraqi capital after hinting that ousted Premier Mohammed Moss- adegh may face a treason trial and the death penalty. The short flight back to Tehran was in sharp contrast to the Shah's hurried flight from the city only i5 , S " nda y- Ir *»qi Crown Prince Abdul Ilah and high officials of the Baghdad government ceremoniously bade him farewell. Here in Tehran, the green, white and red national f!?. gs blossomed throughout the city in greeting Wooden triumphal arches bearing signs spelling out "Welcome to Our Shah ' and "Long Live the Shah-in- Shah (emperor of emperors) spanned roads leading from Tehran's airport to the heart of the city. The Shah, dressed in an Iranian air marshal's uniform flown to Baghdad from Tehran last night inspected a contingent of the royal bodyguard before his plane left the Iraqi capital. Iraq's King Feisal was reported ill and unable to be present at th, ambassador to Bafriidad and his staff also were absent. They had ignored the Shah wnen he arrived as a fugitive a few days ago. A squadron of Iraqi fighter planes flew an honor escort for the twin-engined Beechcraft plane, piloted by the Shah's personal pilot, as far as the Iranian border. Tehran appeared bright and shining as the Shah landed, with fresh coats of whitewash covering the accumulation of old political slogans on walls throughout the city Beneath the decorations, however, the steel hand of martial law still gripped the city. Troops and police of Premier Fazlollah Zahedi, backed by scores of heavy tanks, patrolled the streets for any hint of trouble from pro - Mossadegh forces. Zahedi's government last night I announced the arrest of three more Mossadegh henchmen as Shah Mo- SM IRAN Page 10 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1953 TEN PAGES ^ _,. i * i?l'~ * 2TV < kA P*f; -Afcr- Jjf*r 1 *4<$-m, } .*Nr7 vw NCPC PUBLICITY'GAL - Jean Driver Kendrick of Osceola s shown in one of the pictures made of her at the site of the 1953 National Cotton Picking Contest. This and other pictures of the cotton-clad Miss Kendrick, who'll be a University of Arkansas freshman next month, will be distributed to several thousand newspapers and trade journals. (Courier News Photol McCarthy Attacks Press Postal Rates By ED CREAGU WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) has brought the issue of newspaper postage rates into his quarrel with the Washington Post — and the Post has reported that the senator has not shown "he is qualified to become chief censor of What news may be sent in the mail." In a letter to seven newspaper * editors, McCarthy Wj-fr seated a charge that J, re „- Russell Wiggins, managing editor of the newspaper, was responsible for publishing a deliberate falsehood about him. He referred to an editorial in he Washington Post which said hat James A Wechsler, editor of he New York Post, when he was mdcr questioning at a closed ession of the Senate investigations 'was subjected to intensive inter- Jgation about editorials in his lewspaper critical McCarthy." McCarthy has denied this and ne of the editors to whom he vrote, James S Pope of the Louis- ille Courier and Times, said last ight he could not find in the ranscript of the Wechsler hearing ny questions about editorials ritical of the senator, though there 'ere questions about Wechsler's ttitude toward the heads of other ongressional investigative groups. McCarthy said in his letter to he editors: The Threat "This subject becomes of more lan academic intei - emembered that th SINGLE COPIES FIVJ CSWTf Hobbling, Sick U. S. PW's Regain Freedom By FORREST EDWAKDS PANMUNJOM (AP) _ Hobbling and stretcher-borne American and Canadian soldiers some still suffering from recent battle wounds, were liberated here today as the Reds made the first deliveries from three more North Korean stockades. " ~~+ Many of the 34 American and 43 other non-Korean repatriates of the 18th daily exchange were white-faced, bandaged and too ill to rejoice, in grim contrast to the rollicking British Commonwealth and U. S. returnees of previous days. An American Marine, Cpl. Steven E. Drummong, said some of the Americans came from Camp No. 9, near Kanggye. He said it hejd only men captured in the last five months of the war. This indicated, they apparently still were re- Rioting Is Expected En Morocco Switch By TOM MASTERSON RABAT, Morocco (AP) — White-robed tribal chief and Moslem religious leaders gathered in this sullen Nortr African capital city today to greet Morocco's new French . uv.j^.vx. *"»J LWUUJ LU gJl lit L iVlUlUH,! backed ruler, Motilay Mohammed Ben Arafa. The 64-year-old candidate for thel hill country Berbers was pro claimed Sultan yesterday after th ~Yench dethroned his cousin, form er Sultan Sidi Mohammed Her Youssef, and sent him into exile on Corsica. French officials would not saj vhether the new Sultan would pa ade through the streets to the im serial palace after his special train gets in from Marrakech. It still was feared the bold de ision to switch rulers might bring ioting among followers of the riva hiefs. To Open Sept. 7 Faculties Listed For Luxora and Victoria Schools — Schools In t!;e Lux- f )egin trie fall term Sept. 7. it was announced here today by T. D. Wilkins, superintendent. Mr. Wilkins. who begins his 27th year in the Luxora schools, also announced the faculty for the Lux- ra and Victoria schools. In the Luxora elementary school, first grade teachers will be Mrs. Vernon - James and Miss Maxine Halstead; Mrs. T. D. Wilkins and vliss Emma Lee Kennamer will teach the second grades; Mrs. J. I. third grade; Mrs. B. B. Strong French army and police orces held Rabat under tight mill ary control. A curfew clamped on le city following Thursday's oust r of Ben Youssef has been lifted owever. Arabs Glum The Arab population remained uiet but glum, as if in mourning, Ithough it was the period of the ig religious feast Aid el Kebir anc: rdinarily would have been [ rejoicing. The loudest outcry so far againsl le forced exiling of the nationallst- ilnded Sultan, Morocco's spirltua sader and nominal ruler for 25 ean, <\'?me from the Arab-Asian ,6c"i ( '. 1 ^S""tynited Nations. The 10- ation group decided yesterday In ew York to ask for an urgent session of the U. N. Security Council to act against France's "unlawful" action. The bloc said the Sultan' ouster could lead to international strife and thus should come under U. N. jurisdiction. France has maintained her administration of the French protectorate is a domestic affair. She has warned she will walk out of the U. N. If it meddles in the affair. "Crusade Asked" Another protest—a call for a Moslem "crusade against France" —came yesterday from Islam's highest religious institution, the ancient university of Al Azhnr in Cairo. The signing of documents approving Ben Arafa as the new pultan took place in a palace at Fez, ancient Moroccan capital and still regarded as the religious center of the country. As a council of 350 Moslem leaders gatherd for th signing, Frnch army tanks and Two More NCPC Chairmen Picked Plans for Contest Discussed at Committee Meeting Two more committee chairmen were appointed last night as plans for the 1053 National Cotton Picking Contest were discussed and new developments reported at a meeting of the contest committee at the Rustic Inn. Dick White was named to take charge of arranging the program for the first day of the contest, Oct. 1, and Newton Whitis was appointed to form a committee for promotion of interest and participation in the contest in Blytheville ind surrounding communities. J. C. Edwards, representing the Merchant! Division of the Chamber of Commerce, announced that the group had agreed to cooperate :n every way possible In supporting !he cotton promotion week, to be held in conjunction with the contest. Reporting on advance regional and national publicity activities, Charles Moore, Jaycee chairman for his year's contest, announced that iress releases had been sent to 73 o u r n a 1 s and 450 newspapers throughout the country and to Mexico, Cuba and Panama. With the cooperation of the Na- ional Cotton Council at Memphis ape recordings have been sent to _..., ^o,.-, „„ DroKen llraD5 3 radio stations located throughout j Censors at first refused to permit HP f'ntffm hnlf fi>n«. H-.~ f II !.i_..i, i- ,. ._ jjvtiinn covering from battle wounds. The rest of the 437 Allied repatriates came from two other' camps, No. 6 near Pyoktong and No. 10 at Manpo. The Reds delivered 300 South Koreans in apparent good health, 23 British, 13 Canadians, 3 Australians .2 Frenchmen, 1 Turk and, 1 Colombian in addition to the 94 Americans. 150 Out Sunday The Communists said they would repatriate 150 Americans and 250 South Koreans Sunday. This would equal the largest group of Americans returned on a single day, and ml the number of Americans returned over the halfway mark. A report that captured Japanese- American soldiers from Hawaii and at least one U. S. officer wer» tortured by the Reds in an effort to ibtaln military information about the big Pearl Harbor naval bass was told by one repatriate, Cpl. Robert P. Montgomery of Indianapolis. Two other Americans said MaJ. Sen. William F. Dean, highest- •anking Red-held captive, is in a prison camp deep in North Korea vith other officers and will be among the last returned. The Reds o far have repatriated a mere landful of American officers. The repatriates apparently had 10 accurate information on Dean's iresent whereabouts. Allied officers .said ttVl Uie i'irit 0 Allied repatriates Friday were tretcher cases. Often there was no nswer to names of returning mericans and Canadians on the 011 call. After a pause, another freed risoner would answer: "He's in he ambulance, sir:" Many of the first who arrived oked wan and haggard, with andages around their- heads and eavy casts on broken limbs. he cotton belt from the Carolina* o California, and 12 other copies re im hand for distribution by the Jlythevllle Committee, Mr. Moore nnounced. Television publicity for the event •MTTfT +V,!,-,•] rrvo fin- ]\fl>e R R .^".u^. u b u. i,iiv, t u lui i, comes of more ™ { n ' n ' third grade Mrs. BB slgnjng Prnch „ , k -l^-ii:'^ " million | d ' M M . Middietoh. fifth French officials denied there wa Mr. Tenn., vine Hewlett, Mrs. and Mrs. <™™ Kossville. the elementary faculty ake up the difference between!?"? ?Sl! f. r *^ s: alltl hat was paid by newspapers agazines, etc, for postage and actual cost of handling such iblications by the Post Office \ " "I am sure you will agree that j ^ lyth , el l" e ' are new the congress . . . and the taxpayers " '" • . . would be strongly opposed to having this money used to dis- , seminate falsehoods." j teach science. Other high school iho w P 'K L Oraham ' Publisher of i faculty members, handling depart- the Washington Post, said in a; mental work, are Mrs. R. T. Bal- siatement last night: Hew, English; G. C. Driver. English "We do not agree with Sen.! an d social science ;CliarIes John- French officials denied there was any significance in the show of force, but observers pointed out this same council of Islamic muftis had threatened to kick out Moslem Wilson Irom Blythc- - -'•• Mlddlelon from ; Iea dcrs who tried last week to de- additions to ""'one Ben Youssef. will begin next Thursday when Mr. Moore Is to. appear on the Derek . Roke farm program over WMCT in Memphis. identification of them, but later allowed all to be named provided their condition was not mentioned. Later groups in the three-hour exchange looked in better condition and jumped from Red trucks unassisted. 2,100 Reds Released The U. N. Command delivered 2,400 North Koreans to the Reds, resuming shipments interrupted last week when a typhoon delayed repatriation ships off South Korea. Friday's exchange brought to 1,599 the number of Americans ind to 7,420 the total number of Allied captives the Reds have sent hrough Freedom Gate, according to Allied figures. Communist China's Peiping radio claimed, Friday 10 m -e Americans had been returned while the Reds got back 54 fewer Koreans but, one more j Chinese than the U. N. reported I delivering . The French stopped that attempt Vernon James'will be the high! £ d by Pasha Thaml el Glaoul of schoo, principal, .nd_.L,o ^^^^^ ™ Band Drills Start Monday Marching band drills for the Blytheville High School Band will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Band Director Robert Lipscomb announced today. The drills will be held each week day at 10 a.m., and will continue until school begins, lie said. "The prospects look good for our I Thc R eds have said they held marching band — we're hoping forj I2 > 763 ' Allied captives, including a turnout of 85 students," Mr. i 3 - 31 3 Americans. Lipscomb added. The band will be i Previous Communist deliveries one of the largest assembled at jail had come from Camps 5, 3 BUS, and is expected t« be one ol and 1 near the Yalu River, the larger bands in the state, ac- Some of the camives returned cording to the director. See rows Page 10 tlonal agriculture; and Miss Billy - •--- -- ~-—u.«_j w iitw»pn)^cjs. We have consistently stated in our editorials that newspapers should be charged the full cost of mail service. Sen McCarthy has given no evidence that he is qualified to become chief censor of what may be sent In the mail.' news Wainwright Seriously III SAN ANTONIO, Tex., (ifi — The aging hero of Corregidor, Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwrlght, was still in a serious condition here today. He was admitted to Brooke Army Hospital July 6 after reportedly suffering a stroke. His health has not been of the best, friends say, in several years. The general .spent four years In a Japanese prison camp during i World War II Mt.r he surrendered j his Army forces at the fall of Ba-1 Oraham said that "if Sen Me- :arthy would close his mouth long Gibbons, home economics. --- .. Gibbons of Conway, is the only change in the high schoo! faculty. The Victoria faculty will consist of Mrs. Nonye Haynes, Miss Ploy Holeman, Mrs. J. S. Olive, Mrs. R. W. Wells, Miss Wilma Lnyne, Mrs, L. C. Hudson, Mrs. Haddie Taylor, Miss Mae Densmorp, ;md enough ^ to read a little American JW.'P. Ellis, pi'incipaT Miss Lnyne msiorv, he might learn that free- j of Luxora, is the only new [acuity dom of the'press "does not give j member at Victoria. sec MCCARTHY Page 10 New Cotton Variety Seen ?' ' CaTCS that allow hr«n g h Penetrate to the lower b.anches was exhibited at the Cot- _?: *• Moosbert .station agrono- ™uLt, M *t Vml hundred farm youths that the okra-type leaf may "few, " ° f ln «™inK cotton He said it I 3 pnsf.ii,,,, to b d ^2"%' ! %™£ ln <'° tta Bus drivers will inr.lude E Tucker, W. M. Johnson, Richard Harris, C. H. Bonner, and Glenn Barnes. , Mr. Wilkins said the expected I enrollment for the district would { be 900; 425 of these are expected in the Luxora elementary school, 200 In the high school, and 275 in the eighth-grade Victoria school. Trial schedules will be followed the opening day, Sept. 7, with full- scale classwork to begin Kept. 8. Negro schools in the Luxora district which operate on a split-term jasls, have been open since July 13, with an enrollment of 425, P. W ! Johnson Is principal of the Oeorge ,W. Carver Junior Hkli S- 'oni nt Luxora, and Mrs. Annie L. Wll- bfimn is principal ol the Victoria •Jenwattrjr Mbool, n.r»hhr F 7? T 1 ' ,u° UIE ~ Bl ^ nevl »< ! ' 3 "tile Leaguers clambered aboard their special car on Frlseo'i northbound rain this morning, headed for St. Louis and the Cincinnati Red S -St. Louis Cardinal., b. 8e - bv lul™ B » schT «*»um tonight. 82 boys and u adults made the trip which was financed in part Ltonl ch,h T * 1 BM ' C( " m - Rol " y ' Jn ' VCMS ' Shrlnc - Amcrlcnn Le S""> " ntl Klwsnls ' ™. o ntlv 0 mnri WOn M 1 * ; V " h 9 " CXPC " MS pald b * v "- lu " °< W " lnl "« «*• "hampionsW, In Ite N. eently completed Mason. (Courl«r N CW , photo)

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