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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 24, 1953
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIX—NO. 132 Siythevifle Courier Blytheville Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Le»d«r Blythevllle Herald Returned Prisoners Spread Across US En Route Home By ROBERT W. WELLS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 300 American fighting men today scattered over the United States, en route home from grim Red prison camps and the emotion- packed arrival of the first shipload of repatriated POWs from Korea. -^^^-' • -^ TOT DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Qg NORTKKAST ARKANSABAND SOUTHEAST BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAl^AUGUST 24, 1953 MISSOURI The Navy transport Gen. Nelso M. Walker—first vessel on th freedom run from Inchon, Korea glided through the Golden Ga yesterday with 328 former captiv* as a fog bank broke up overhea and Army and Marine bands brok Into "California, Here I Come. As the ship nosed Into her pie »t Ft. Mason, a roar rose fror 3,400 Marine, Army and Air Fore men also aboard. Fireboats spouted streams water and a huge sign em blazoned: "Welcome home." O the pier a third band joined th chorus and a pretty soprano san "My Hero." But on the promenade deck o the WnJker—and on the dock be low, among the families of mor than 60 of the freed captives—i was much quieter. There were scattered shouts a men who once wondered i£ the would ever see their loved one again spotted a wife or child. Bu more often there were tightly clenched jaws and tears in th eyes which had stared too long a barbed wire and bleak North Ko Reds Release 150 More GIs Most Were Captured Late in War; 136 Due Tomorrow By MILO FARNETl PANMUNJOM (AP).— The Korean prisoner exchange approached the end of its third week today as 150 Americans — most of them captured late In the war — returned from Red captivity. The Communists said they would return 13fi r>iore tomorrow which would push the total number of freed Americans 1o 1.995. The Reds originally said they held 3,313 Americans. Several repatriates spoke lightly and jokingly of their shorter experiences as captives in contrast to the grim tales told by other POWs who suffered under Red hands for two and three years. "Operation Big Switch" is almost two-thirds complete, providing the current rate of exchange is maintained. Monday was the 20th day of the exchange. Although the Communists have stepped up their pace of exchange, they still are lagging in returning Americans. Only about 56 per cent of the listed American captives have been released. The Reds have returned about 65 per .cent—8,270—of the 12,763 Allied POWs they said they held The U: N. Command has returned 44,629—about 60 per cen_ of the 74,000 Red prisoners it held. The Reds stll hold most of the Allied officers and non-commissioned officers they captured apparently are keeping them until the last. rean stockades. The green hills across San Francisco bay to the north, the Bight of gleaming tall buildings as Sie fog rolled back and even grey Alcatraz out in the bay — was a sight that seemed to bring lumps to everyone's throat. Shouts Turned to Sobl On the pier below, many a wife sighted her husband and many a mother her son and started a happy shout — only to find It came out a sob. Some children, bewildered because they didn't quite understand it all, huddled in their mother's arms, their backs to the fathers they had never seen or could brely remember. Emotions climbed to a peak in the everlasting minutes required to tie up the ship. They broke, finally, when the gangway was raised and the first of a stream of former prisoners ran down to the dock. First ashore was Pfc. Roosevelt A. Lunn of Baltimore. Lt. Joseph M. Swing grabbed him by the hand and shook it. San Francisco Mayor Slmer Robinson did the same as junn's mother and most of nine >rothers and sisters back in Baltimore watched the scene via a na- 'ionwide television hookup. On Lunn's heels came a steady stream of men pouring down into he huge pier shed. Families hung over white fence barriers and many of the former captives broke nto a run for a reserved area vhere the relatives waited. Bathed in While It was bathed white with the glare ot television and movie ights. But neither the repatriates nor heir families minded. A mother stepped back and ooked at her boy. "He's too thin e's too thin," she said. But he coffed and said he never felt bet- er. He never did. The men whose families couldn't nake it hustled by, anxious for euions of their own. Finally, a major stepped lo a nicrophone and gently suggested he men and their loved ones move :f the pier so they could be hecked out on leave and collect ccrued pay and travel allow- nces. By nightfall all but a handful ad been assigned travel accom- odations by routes and means TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES KYI PRIZE WINNERS — Winners of the top place prizes ol the Fishing Rodeo held Saturday are (left to right) lop, Roy Lovelace and Marietta Graves, a complete fishing outfit for catching the largest fish; bottom, Johnny Priest and Patty Sue Queen, a shirt and an identification bracelet, for best fishing costumes, and Billy Boone, who received a, gift certificate for being the best sportsman. Numerous other prizes were distributed to lower bracket winners. After the distribution of awards, a color movie furnished by the Pish and Game Commission was shown depicting the game to be found in the state of Arkansas. (Courier News Photo their own choosing to Army ersonnel centers nearest their "lines. Schools Here To Open Fail Terms Sept. Pledges to Give Blood Reach. New Low Here Wednesday's visit of the Red Cross bloodmobile promises to be the most dismal in the local history of such visits, in contrast to highly successful programs in the past. As of this morning, only 10 per-* . . —. [.sons had signed to give blood. With Lattimore Charges Appealed Reinstatement Of 4 Perjury Counts Asked By KARL R. BAUMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The government today asked the U. S. Court of Appeals to re- , innate four npriiirv fliarooci e re P instate loin peijuiy cnaiges| Lewis w _ Advisor't Report Dcctarast Liberalized Trade Policy Necessary By MARVIN I. ARROWSMITH DENVER (AP) — Preisdent Eisenhower today made public an administration adviser's report declaring free world unity "will remain precarious and fragile" unless the United States liberalizes its foreign trade policies. Workshop for A!! .Teachers SJqted (cessation of war uf Korea, the De- To Begin S<5St. '1 liense' Department directed its ..f^'."':-,•'•"*!?• i •''?:>•' ?4»Virphis .blti'od e-.-nter^ w ji I v b. against Owen Lattimore which a lower court judge threw out as violating his constitutional rights. The appeal papers said U. District Judge' Luther W. Youngdahl "misconstrued the counts as to create the hew and spurious ssues of free speech, conformity of ideas, imposition of orthodox views, et cetera." Judge Youngdahl, a former Re- lublicun governor of Minnesota, ast May stripped down the indict- nent against the controversial Far- Eastern specialist from seven to hree counts. Unless the Judge is overturned >y high courts, the government will lave to decide whether to bring lattimore to trial on the reinain- ng three counts or drop the case. Lattimore, a onetime State De- artment consultant, was indicted ast December. The charges grew )Ut of 12 days of stormy testimony ifore the Senate internal security ubcommittee nearly a year ear- ier. On Leave Since his indictment, LaUimore ;a sbeen on leave of absence from ohns Hopkins University, Baltimore, where he has been director of the Walter Hines Page School of International Relations. Lattimore testified during an investigation of the Institute or Pacific Affairs, a private research organization. The subcommittee was looking for evidence that IPR had been infiltrated by Communists trying to determine what influence the group had on U. S. See LATTIMORE on. r ago 10 The report to the President by* ~ ' former ambassador to Great Britain, says that for 30 years this country has erected import barriers which have operated against "re-establishment of Internationa: economic and financial health and equilibrium." America long ago became the world's greatest creditor and can "no longer pursue the protectionist policies of a debtor nation and hope to escape . .. discrimination against American products in the international markets," the report adds. "Time is of the essence," in moving toward freer trade, Douglas says in a review of currency and trade relations between the United States and Britain. He urges the administration to make a prompt announcement its determination to work toward a pro- . Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson anounced today that school activities will begin Sept. 1 serves this area, to cease opera- Blood collected in these visits prior to its close will go to the ... U 1 1 ll C I l- 1111 ^ *-v 1V3 VylU^lC will KU LO U1C rj.^^ M l^:»Sr_.!. U P™™ Blo^lta Program! veterans hospitals and the Defense Depart- Joiner Man Is Killed in Truck Wreck Tom Starling, 41. of Joiner, was killed when the pick-up truck he was driving hit loose gravel and overturned last night on the Dyess No. i road about seven miles west of Wilson, according to J. T. (Buster) Wigley, deputy sheriff at Wilson. Fay Bernard of Joiner one of the three other occupants of the truck was hospitalized at Dyess for treatment of bruises and scalp wound. Betty Bailey and Aron Person, also of Joiner were uninjured Deputy Wigley said. Mr. Starling leaves a wife and young daughter. biner School Opening Set Classes in Shawnee District Start Aug. 31 JOINER — The 1953-54 school rm for Shawnee School District will begin Aug. 31, it was announced today by Superintendent M. H. Benton. "Parents of first grade children should not try to start the child in teachers in the Blytheville district. The workshop will continue through Sept. 3. On hand for the conferences wil be Dean Henry Kronenberg of the University of Arkansas College of Education and Don Blackmon, assistant state Commissioner of Education. ment's blood stockpile. Gamma globulin is a polio vaccine which is manufactured from parts of whole blood. Blytheville, and Chickasawba District of Red Cross, has had a lanks Here to Adopt New Service Charges A new schedule of service charges based on bank account size and activity will be instituted at both the First National Bank and Farmers Bank and Trust Co. here Sept. 1, H was announced today. The method of assessing ex- charge will be made, change charges on out-of-town According to the new system on checks also will be modified as of] exchange, the banks here will not iport at 8:30 a.m. to the respective schools. Blytheville High School Principal W. D. Tommey announced this morning that registration for high school students will be conducted Wednesday, Thursday aud Friday of this week. Students who will be seniors have been asked to register Wednesday, with juniors to report Thursday, and sophomores Friday morning. Those unable to register at'the , . ... , . . times scheduled for their classes tcnool until he is six years ,old,"| mav reglster Saturday morning or; Mr. Benton stated. The child must Monday. Registration each day will I be six years of age on or before ' ' Jan. 1, 1954, for admission, and proof of birth will be required for all beginning pupils, he said. The faculty for Shnwnee School will be composed of R. C. Trussill, George Allen, Corbit Washington, Dexter Simmons, Charles Bacon, Mrs. Mildred Howerton, Mrs. E. M. Browning, Mrs. Elise Clark, Charles Henry, Mrs. Lena Gulley Mrs. R. C. McDaniels, Miss Helen McCants, Mrs. R. M. Kelly, Miss Ruth Sikes. Mrs. Vera Richardson, Miss Mabel Nelson, Miss Lettie McClelland, Miss Mary Hutchin, Miss Irene Hosey and Mrs. Flora Douglass. Commissioner of Education. J^Y^ ^ ™ u ^, uo;i , uat , lmu a s ^ , Tns tead of a fl-il rlnn.p nf' CAl '"""B t -' ""= unni^s ncre win not p C>asswork for students will begin J~^ %%•£& i sss^ras —-• sr firs-^s sr.hMsr - "-- -— Only a few other towns in the three-state area can compare favorably on a per-capita basis. The bloodmobile, which will locate at American Legion Hut, will open at 10 at 4481. drawn assesses the bank in which j "! ey ,' MVe '° pay l ° lhe bnnks ° n it is deposited winch the checks were drawn. A According to the new schedule of! depositor's account will bo charged service charges, all depositors will I oncc " month after the bank ache assessed an account maintcn-1 ce P' in £ "'e check has determined o'clock Wednesday ance or handling charge ol 50 cents ' exactl y how lm <ch It has been morning. Final appointments will' a month i cn «rged by the bank on which the be made for 4 p.m. that day. j In addition, they will be charged j check is (lrawn Appointments may be made by' four cents for each check written j Bank officials feel this system calling the Red Cross officer here I and four cents for each deposit c °uld have the effect of decreasing "' ""' made. j activity in small accounts, with de- To offset this, an "earnings cred-! Positors holding more cash out of it" will be given each depositor of i deposits to use in instances when 10 cents for each $100 per month i tne y would ordinarily write small be conducted between 8:30 a.m and 5 p.m., according to Ml'. Tommey. Third Suspect Is Caught in Bassett Theft Court Collects $210 in Penalties Municipal Court collected $210.50 this morning in fines and bond for- Rnd J aileii on charges of burglary, _.. c *>.^u.,,.o „,„,.„ feitures on violations that occurred ] and grand larceny in connection \ require as much and often more ,._..., wi(h the robbery near Bassett Q{ j bookkeeping, though involving no Andy Henson. was returned to ( Oklahoma City, yesterday in his account. No charge will be made ior de posits of checks on either Blythe ville bank, since a charge is made •iguinst the account of the \vritei of the check. Bank officials said the new system has been set up to make each account "pay its own way." In the past, they said, large accounts which pay considerable exchange charges have been paying the way of small but active accounts which checks. gressive vigorous and consistent relaxation of our restrictive foreign trade legislation." Valuable Contribution In a letter dated July 21, Eisenhower termed the report—submitted to him July 14—"a most valuable contribution toward illuminating the still dark corners of this highly significant matter." Without committing himself, El- senhower turned the report over to the new government study commission on U. S. foreign economic policy, a group headed by Clarence E. Randall of Chicago, board chairman of the Inland Steel Corp The group soon will be^in a survey .o determine whether the country's trade policies should be revised In his report. Douglas dealt with the progress Britain has made to ward resolving "many of the causes of the unbalance between the dollar and sterling. And he defined the issues "which we, on our side, must face if we are to enjoy the fruits of an eili- larged volume of trade, more stable currencies, and an expanded area of economic freedom." It was on that score that Douglas said the United States for 30 years ....; been erecting barriers operating against re-establishment of international economic health. He also said: "It is doubtful whether the world can recover a high degree of economic freedom or whether American exports—so important to large segments of our country—can enter foreign markets without benefit of continued American subventions and subsidies, unless sterling makes further progress toward its own emancipation." A-Controls Prospects Very Dim Vast Changes In Soviet Rule Needed Inside Today's Courier News The Record Shop . . . Page 3 Society News . . . Page 2 ... News of Men in the Service . Pape Amateur Towry wins King Cotton Open . . . Sports . . . Pages 6 and ; . .. . Comics and Television Schedules . . Page 9. over the week-end. W. A. (Ratler) Cherry pleaded n __ T . . , iiitv tn tho ,, h .,™ „» .„„„„„„ : Dan Lewis ol guilty to the charge of improper use of vehicle license and was Weather ARKANSAS —Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. No important temperature changes MISSOURI-Mostly fair tonight and Tuesday; little temperature change; low tonight 65-75. Maximum Saturday—90. Minimum Saturday—60. Maximum yesterday—!>0. Minimum yesterday—65. Sunset today—(1:38. Sunrise tomorrow—5:27 Precipitation lost 24 hours to 0-30 p.m. yesterday—none. Mean temperature (midway between hlali and low)—77.5. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date— 32 78 This Bute List Year Minimum yesterday—M. Maximum yostrrrlHj—88. Precipitation January 1 to date — I 31.88. Leachville POW Among 300 Freed Sgt. Haskell Malone of Leachville, son of Manuel R. Malone is isted among the latest 300 American POW's freed by the Communists in Korea over the weekend. Release of the men came Saturday night at Freedom Village in "Operation Big Switch." Parkin Aug. 13, Sheriff William Berryman said this fined $25 and costs. " | morning. Ulysses Otinger pleaded guilty j Henson was captured by the. to a charge of driving while intoxi-; Oklahoma City Police on informa-! count will have an earnings credit cated and was fined $100, costs and j tion received from the sheriff's of- of $1. From this will be deducted cost to tne depositor. How It Works Here Is an example of how the new system works: At 10 cents per $100, a SI .000 ac- 24 hours in jail. Sol Henderson and Hugh Mitchell were charged with speeding and forfeited bonds of $10 and $19.25, respectively. Thomas Duajardo forfeited a S45.24 bond on a charge of reckless driving. Blytheville Soybean Corp. all charges. If eight checks are written at four cents each and two deposits made at four cents each, these charges total 40 cents. This plus the 50 cents handling chance totals 90 cents. The SI earnings credit covers this, so there is no net charge to the depositor at the end of the month. . . - . - ~.... «, uuv-c ineiii However . a depositor with a $300 soybeans. The bond of S30.25 was I caught out of the four that were' count would have only 30 cents fice here. Deputies Cliff Cannon of Osceola and Charley S. . • . of Blytheville, returned the fugitive from Oklahoma after he had- signed a waiver of extradition. Sheriff Berryman said Henson admitted his part in the robbery and ceived $150 as his part, but only had S17 left at time of capture. ±')i'L e l W !"L i ™P™ p ': 1 ; L a ''li n| L of L ™. s make -\ a 'otal of three men forfeited. involved in the robbery. Bizarre Story Revealed of Mental Institution Doctor, Patient, Friend Playing the Ponies CHICAGO W-The bizarre story 31. told of picking up bets of $30 Q Vlrtl-CO-Trlr-n ViAlll.--. ,. ... - - ^ '"'to "I " ^ of a horse-race betting handbook operated in a mental institution by a physician, an Inmate of several years, 'and the Inmate's woman friend was told today by Chief Patrick C. Tuohy of the sheriff's police and Dr. Otto Bettag, state welfare director. Dr. Bettag sold the suicide of a nurse in the Chicago State Hospital Aug. 7 after she had lost heavily on bets placed with the bookie gave authorities their first tangible lead although he said betting operations were believed to have extended over several years. Tuohy said Mrs. Dorothy Hughes, I a day when she called daily on Martin Wanzig, 42, who was last committed to the hospital In September 1052. Tuohy quoted her that she telephoned the bets to an outside bookie and carried winnings back lo Wanzig. Started by Physician When arrested, she had $65 In her possession. Authorities said Mrs. Hughes told them the betting operations were started by a staff physician, who later enlisted Wanzig because, he said, "The operation is too big for me to handle, alone." Mrs. Hughes said she drew a commission on the bete she relayed. Dr. Bettag announced the physician and three other hospital em- ployes nave been dismissed. He declined to Identify them The investigation began after Mrs. Fredonia Jones, 47, was found hanged in her room In the hospital nurses home. State Investigators said she mailed alettcr earlier that day to her husband, a laundry operator, indicating 5 he was taking her own life because she had lost several thousand dollars betting. Tuohy said no cnarge has been filed against Mrs. Hughes, who he sold agreed to cooperate in the In- vesllgatlon. credit, so the same numbers of checks and deposits plus the handling charge (totaling 90 cents) would leave him owing the bank 60 cents at the end of the month. If the difference Is less than 15 cents, no charge will be made. Also, If an account is not active during the month or If the activity consists solely of deposits, no Picnic Proceeds To Buy Fence at Catholic School Approximately 450 persons attended the annual picnic given by the Knights of Columbus ymterday on the T. B. OTCcefc farm. Proceeds from the picnic will be used to construct a fence around the recently - acquired playground area of the Catholic Grade School. Andy Moses was chairman of the picnic committee. By B. M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON W) — Revolutionary changes in the whole system of Soviet rule would be necessary before the Russian government could join with the United States in any atomic control program acceptable to Washington. High government officials agreed today that Russian participation would be impossible without such revolutionary changes. They also agreed that this is the fundamental reason why prospects for international atomic controls are extremely dim. Russia's disclosure last week that it had succeeded in setting off a hydrogen explosion—Moscow said a type of H-bomb had been detonated — has brought a new round of demands and proposals lor international action to lift the shadow of atomic war from the world's future. Efforts Paralyzed This has been especially true at the United Nations, where all efforts at arms reduction and atomic controls have been paralyzed for years by East-West disagreement. On Saturday Chairman Wiley IR- Wis) of the Senate Foreign' Relations Committee released a letter from Under Secretary of State Walter Bedell Smith replying to Wiley's inquiry about atomic prospects. Smith said frankly they were dim. He blamed Soviet "in- transigeance"—refusal to compromise. Officials said privately that the reasons for the "Intransigeance" "mith cited are to be found in the nature of the Soviet system and he minimum terms upon which he United States and presumably other Western powers would be villing to set up a disarmament ind atomic control plan with tha "iovlet Union. The essence of the problem, hese informants said, is that the ule of the men in the Kremlin s based upon maximum Isolation of the Soviet people from the outside world and rigid restriction of the movements of any foreigners permitted in Russia. The idea, as seen here, Is to prevent the intrusion of any facts or thoughts contrary to the government line. , In ..other words, Russia is a closed corporation behind an Iron Curtain, ruled over by a small group of men for whom secrecy is shield of power. FOR BIG r.AKK WATER CONTROL - This truckload of culvert pipe lias been sent to Blytheville by Arkansas' Pish and Game Commission to be used at the Commission' 's public hunting and fishing grounds at Big Lake. The pipe, which will be equipped with control gates, will be put In the North-South Ditch to regulate water levels. Work on damming laterals leading Into the new bar pit Is to get started sometime next week. The Commission took the cycle Jousting — will be conduct- drainage plans by nearby 1 I See R1CVCLE on1 78 Are Entered In Bike Events Plans Completed For Competition, Parade Wednesday Last-minute plans for Blytheville's Bicycle Carnival were being completed today by sponsors of the event, the Merchant's Division of the Chamber of Commerce and the Blytheville Y. Seventy-eight entries have been received to date for the carnival. Over $200 in prizes will be awarded winners in the contest events, with two deluxe bicycles — a boy's and a girl's model — to be given for the best decorated boy's and girl's bicycle participating In the grand parade on Main Street. The parade will form at 9 a.m, Wednesday in front of Jack Robinson Implement Company on East Main Street. Proceeding down Main Street, the riders will pass the judge's stand Ir front of Hubbard Hardware Company In the 200 block of Main. At Second and Walnut, the parade will disband and return to the judge's stand, where prizes will be awarded. Bill Klllebrew cartoonist-artist of WMCT, Memphis, will entertain the entrants While Judges confer. From there, the group will go to Walker Park where field events — obstacle courses, speed racing, cycle gilding, plonk riding and bl-

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