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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF HORHBEAM ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 'VOL. XLIX—NO. 140 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Dally Ntwi Mississippi Valley Leader BlylheviUe Herald. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 1953 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT! Ike Assures Iran of Aid •. Move Designed to Block Alignment with Russia By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH FRASER, Colo. (AP) — President Eisenhower has assured the new government of Iran "sympathetic" American consideration of its urgent appeal for financial aid. In another move obviously designed to win Iran to the Western world and away from any alignment with the Soviet Union, the President last -night made public a message to Premier Zahedi of Iran promising immediate study of that nation's economic crisis. Eisenhower, in a message dated Aug. 26 in reply to Zahedi's of the same day, told the Frvmier: "In an effort to assist you in dealing with your immediate problems, I have authorized my ambassador to Iran to consult with you regarding the development of our aid programs there. "I recognize that your needs are pressing. Your request will receive our sympathetic consideration and I can assure you that we stand ready to assist you in achieving the aspirations of your country which you have outlined." Eisenhower's message, made public at his vacation headquar- j\ ters here, mentioned no specific ^amount of financial assistance this country might provide. Zahed mentioned no figure, either, but did say the aid Iran now is receiving from the United States is inadequate to tide his nation over its financial crisis. The Premier added: "The treasury is empty; foreign exchange resources are exhausted ; the national economy is deteriorated; Iran needs immediate financial aid to enable it to emerge from a state of economic and financial chaos." Speculate On Amount Iranian newspapers speculated the new U.S. aid might amount to 100 million dollars. In Washington, reports put the figure at about 30 million. The Eisenhower letter to Zahedi was the President's second message to Iranian officials since the Aug. 19 royalist overthrow of the government of deposed Premier - Mossadegh. I Last week Eisenhower made public a message congratulating Shah Mohammed Reza Fahlev his return to power. The Shah had said on Aug. 23 that his government was broke, needed aid immediately, and was willing to accept it from any country—including Russia. Eisenhower's pledge of sympathetic consideration to Zahedi w disclosed a few hours after the President decided to extend his vacation here by 24 hours. He had intended to return (.0 the summer White House in Denver last night, hut put off departure until this evening after landing the largest rainbow trout he or any other member of his party had caught since coming to Fraser last Thursday. It measured 15% inches and weighed l'/4 pounds. Friendly Policy Last May 28 Eisenhower wrote Mossadegh there was n strong feeling in the United States it would be "most unfair to American taxpayers to extend a considerable amount of economic aid to Iran so' long as that country has access to i funds derived from the sale of oil and oil products." That was a reference to the oil dispute between Great Britain and Iran, a dispute the United States has tried without success to help solve. Significantly, Zahedi's message to Eisenhower said the new Iranian government intends "not only to strengthen the country internally but also to improve its international position." The Prime Minister addled the government "will pursue a policy of eliminating such differences as may exist or which may develop between other countries in a spirit of friendliness and in accordance with accepted principles of international intercourse." In reply, Eisenhower noted that Zahedi pledge and said he was pleased to have the promise. Zahedi said the people of his country are anxious to have a prosperou , orderly nation n wiiich they enjoy higher standards of living and make greater use of the talents and resources. "I hope that the United States will find it possible at this critical moment in Iranian history to come to my country's assistance as it has done on occasions in the past," Zahedi wrote. Base Work Contracts Likely in 30 to 60 Days Contracts for work on reactivation of Blytheville's air base' probably will be let in October or November, according to best estimates of Strategic Air Command and Little Rock District Corps of Engineers. Mayor Dan Blodgett. who yesterday returned from SAC headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, at Omaha, Nebr.. reported that SAC's officers have completed revision of plans for the base. They are now in the process of being approved in Washington and are expected to be forwarded to Corps of Engineers' Little Hock office within the next two weeks. SAC officers told Mayor Blodgett they hope to see contracts let dur- 42 Dead, 22 Missing In 2 Plane Crashes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A plane crashed in the French Alps last night, killing iw JcaiilItavJU11 auLt , tl . lca all 42 aboard. Halfway around the world on the Pacific Coast! viiie C ^thThe**iocai* delegation Mon- ; October. However, Lt. Col. J. A. Clema, who heads the Engineers district office in Little Rock, said this morning that "I don't see how we can possibly be ready to let contracts by then. However, there may be material in the mail to me which will speed up work on the Blythevllle" Colonel Clema told the Courier News his office is "anxious to get staned" on the Blytheville base. Mayor Blodgett, who made the trip to Offutt with Chamber of Commerce Manager Worth Holder and H. A. Haines, said the group "was pleasantly surprised to learn the base will be larger than we had anticipated." It was originally thought SAC would have twice the estimated number of Tactical Air Command's proposed installation of 2,400 officers and men. SAC officers reviewed the history of reactivation activities in Blythe- Dulles Warns Reds: New Aggression in Far East May Bring War Against China Weatber ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy this atfernoon, tonight and Thursday, not much change in temperature. another plane vanished and presumably crashed with nearly two dozen soldiers aboard. W. German Campaign Hits Peak Vote Sunday; Red Terror Attacks Feared By BRACK CURRY BONN,, Germany iff)— Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and 4,039 other West German candidates roared full steam into the political home stretch today as the government readied top secret plans against Red terror attacks on next Sun-, day's crucial elections. Both Adenauer and his chief OD- ponent, Socialist Erich Ollenhauer, headed their campaigns for the key Ruhr industrial section. Its vote could decide whether the West-allied Chancellor's three-party government coalition beats back the strong threat of the isolationist new lower house. Hiiffe Field The huge field of candidates is campaigning for 484 legislative seats. The others must decide whether the majority will be filled by persons pledged to Adenauer's program to rearm Germany in alliance with the West or to the Socialist platform of going It alone between East and West- Resigned to the certain voting defeat their relatively few cohorts in West Germany face, the Kremlin's East German .satellites have poured thousands of Red agents across the winding 600-mile East- West frontier. After nabbing some 4,500 of the Red agents, Adenauer's government said they were pledged to a terror campaign of political killings and attacks on voting booths. The government's tough border police already were fully mobilized against the invasion, but officials said thousands Were believed to have slipped through. At least three nabbed agents told police they had been ordered to West German political leaders. Others said they were told to storm voting booths, destroy ballot boxes and frighten voters away from Ihe polls. ; + The four-engine French airliner smashed into the side of a 10,000- foot peak and burst into flames some 100 miles north of Nice. Among the passengers was France's most famous violinist, Jacques Thibaud and his daughter, Suzanne. There were no Americans aboard the plane which was bound for the Orient. I^ess than an hour before that ] crash, a military-chartered twin- engine plane took off from Monterey, Calif., for Tacoma, Wash,, with 21 or 22 soldiers and two civilians. It checked in six hours later over Portland, Ore., and then — silence. The Air Force sent out planes today to search the Southwest Washington mountains and forests for the missing airliner. France plane- was on a regularly- scheduled flight to Saigon and Hong Kong when it smashed near the towering summit of Mt. Cemet, in southeast France 100 miles north of this Riviera resort. Rescue workers who reached the scene after toiling more than five hours up the steep moKf.fejin,slope." reported there . survivors ~ w-.^n? the 33 'lffi^££Lct;:.uriii ! '9 Aew^memb-rs. Wreckage was scattered over 1,500 feet of the mountain side. Air France officials could give no day. They were high in their praise of cooperation on the part of the community. First contracts to be let, they intimated, would be on dirt moving and grading. Extensive runway rebuilding is scheduled for the base which is to be one of the few In the United States which will be used as a homing base for B-36 bombers. Film Guard 'Undecided' on Communism So McCarthy Says; Witnesses Parade Through Hearing NEW. YORK la—Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis) says a civilian guardian of secret Army films has testified he is undecided whether conirmjwjm is goort. •. or bad. - _^ •' k, wit-ijlssi yeoterinK before McCarthy's Senate investi- grrions subcommittee, denied he was a Communist but admittei Statement Made At Legion Meet ST. LOUIS (AP) —- Secretary of State Dulles solemnly warned the Communist world today that Red Chinese aggression against Korea or Indo-China might provoke war by the West against China itself. cause for the crash, which occurred signing an election petition for a only an hour and a half after the ! Di "* —~^"'- *<^—*«— ~-i-» big plane left Paris's Orly Field. They said messages from the pilot had reported all was well and the weather was good. Rescue crews reported the temperature on the mountain side was below freezing but the weather otherwise was perfect. Airline officials said the passengers included four Tndochinese, one Red candidate. McCarthy said. McCarthy is conducting closed hearings here into possible Communist infiltration of the armed forces. The sessions continue today. At yesterday's hearings 10 witnesses were questioned. McCarthy later gave newsmen some details of the sessions but did not identify Swiss and a man believed to be a j "^witnesses by name. ™~ senator said the guard German. The rest apparently were French. Among the passengers were one baby and four other children. No Trouble Reported The twin-engine Regina Airlines craft left Monterey, Calif., at 1:40 p.m. and last was heard from over Portland, Ore., 5 hour and 48 minutes later. It then was eight minutes overdue at McChord Air Force Base. Tacoma, with its load of soldiers from Ft. Ord, Calif., but the pilot made no mention of being in trouble. Its next scheduled report point was at Toledo, Wash., 65 miles north of Portland and about halfway to McChord, but no radio contact ever was made there. Regina Airlines officials in Seattle said the plane would have exhausted its fuel supply by 8:20 p.m. This, and the possibility it had encountered difficulty en route to Portland, led to the belief the plane probably came down somewhere between Portland and Toledo. The Total of 104 Names on Faculty Lists for Blytheville District A total of 104 teachers .princi- Stancil, Jr., and Mrs. Donna Mos- pals and school administrators will direct classroom activities in the ley, physical education; Samuel Paul Price, science; Mrs. Lucile P. Blytheville School District for the j Quellmalz and Enibry E. Wilson, so- 1953-54 term, according to faculty i cial science; Mrs. Thelma Carlton, lists announced yesterday by Superintendent W. B. Nicholson. Of these, 18 will be new teachers. Miss Rosa M. Hardy will be assistant superintendent and supervisor of secondary schools and Miss Winnie Virgil Turner will be assistant superintendent and supervisor of elementary schools. By schools, the faculties include * denotes new teacher): SENIOR HIGH—w. D. Tommey, principal; Robert G. McGraw. assistant principal and science; Wiliam H. McLeod, agriculture; Robert A. Lipscomb, band (also Junior high); Miss Clara Cecil Cassldy and — Partlv clouriv with I CnKter Johnson, commerce; Joseph — rainy cioudy witn, D -„.„.., T- Hi5tvih,,H,,, n rf,,«,ti nr , occasional showers extreme southeast. Maximum yesterday—103. Minimum yesterday—72. Sunset today—6:26. Sunrise tomorrow—5:34. Precipitation last 24 hours to 6:30 t> m. yesterday—none. Mean temperature (midway between hlRh and low)~87.3. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—32.76. This Date I.nsl. Year Minimum yesterday—72. Maximum yestrr ay—OS. Precipitation January 1 t« data — KM. x P. Sweat. Jr., distributive education and co-ordinator of veterans program. Miss Luna B. Wllhelm, Miss Gay Satterwhite' and MUs Melba Marion- and Thurman E. Rowlett, Jr., English; Miss Effle Lee Terrell, guidance; Miss Virginia Bowen, home economics; Miss Martha Ashford, languages; Miss Pattye Bosson, library; Miss Frances Reid Bowen, mathematics; Mrs. Wilson Henry, music (also Junior high). KUMeU. ifotitf tod WUlUa B. supervised study. JUNIOR HIGH — Thomas A. Woodyard, Jr., principal; Mrs. Margaret M. Bell, Miss Arclen Ferguson, Mrs. Marguerite Coppcdgc and Miss Barbara Ann Taylor', English; Mrs. Charline Kinningham. home economics; Mre. Kathleen Thompson, library; Mrs. Helen Brooks. Miss Avis Howard, Mrs. Mary Emma Reed and Mrs. Emma Jean Sweat (also senior high), mathematics. j Jamefi E. Fisher 'also senior high). Billy Wayne MtFarbnd- and j . Mrs. Marion M. McCaskill. physical tllQIiSn 3 worked for the Army Signal Corps in New York and had access to the highly classified film which he was supposed to guard against unauthorized persons. McCarthy did not say whether any film had been stolen or tampered with. "Mrs., Commissar" A woman witness, according to McCarthy, was described by a male witness as high enough in the Communist party to give orders to a national committeeman and earn the nickname of "Mrs. Commissar." The senator quoted "Mrs. Commissar" as admitting she worked for the Army in the 1920s. He said she refused to say whether she was a party member, invoking the constitutional immunity from possible self-incrimination. "Mrs. Commissar" was described by the witness, McCarthy said, as the party boss of a woman Army employe who yesterday reportedly admitted to McCarthy that she once carried a Communist party card. The male witness giving the information was said to have been a former employer of the woman Army worker. In Washington yesterday the Army said it had no authority to turn over personnel files to the McCarthy subcommittee. TEMPERATURE SOARS — The temperature may have soared to a 103-degree high yesterday, equalling the previous high of 103 set on Aug. 16, but not all Blytheville residents sweltered as a result. Pretty Doris Bean, "Miss Blytheville," found ah ideal spot to ;«perfd .the day — in an icehouse. Above, shetposes with an even L.Vooler Ice cream cone, demonstrating something or otner — maybe that Blytheville's climate, while not necessarily always ideal, can always be adjusted to suit even the most demanding taste. (Courier News Photo) lOOAAore American PWs Gain Freedom PANMUNJAM (AP) — Another 100 happy Americans rolled through Freedom Gate today, bringing to 3,027 the number of U. S. soldiers freed by the Communists as the Korean War prisoner exchange neared an end. In doing so, he appeared to be laying down a new government policy of telling potential aggressors In advance where the United States will fight to protect Us security. The Chinese Communists must now realize, he said, that "they could no longer count" on the "privileged sanctuary" of Manchurian air and supply bases in the event they renew aggression against South Korea. As for Indochina, the secretary noted in a foreign policy speech prepared for the American Legion Convention that Communist China is training, equiping and supplying Communist rebels in Indochina. Dulles then declared: "There is the risk that, as in Korea, Red China might send its own army into Indochina. The Chinese Communist regime should realize that such a second aggression could not occur without grave consequences which might not be confined to Indochina. "I say this soberly in the interest oJ peace and in the hope of preventing another aggressor miscalculation." Dulles told the veterans the Korean War has taught the United States "a lesson which we expect to apply in the Interest of futur.e peace." The lesson, he said, is this: "If events are likely which will in fact lead us to fight, let us make clear our intention In advance; then we shall probably not have to iight." jlie said many informed people think that both World War II and the Korean conflict came about because the aggressors miscalculated the thought that the Americans would not fight. The Korean fighting has established, he said, that "aggressors hostile to the free world cannot go on enlarging themselves by the conquest of small nations, until they become bloated with power and busy with success." In cautioning against possible new Communist aggression a\\iinst South Korea, Dulles noted that the United States and its 15 United Legion Calls For War If Parley Fails Demand All-Out Action With Atomic Weapons ST. LOUIS (AP) — The American Legion demanded today an all-out war, including .use of atomic and hydrogen bombs, to drive Communists from Korea if peace negotiations fail. It took Its stand even as Secretary of State Dulles -was telling it that Bed Chinese aggression against Korea or Indochina might provoke war between the West and China Itself. Dulles, given a big ovation as he walked onto the convention floor roslrum, appeared to be laying down a new government policy of warning potential aggressors where the United States Intends to fight for security protection. ^ The Legion/amid applause, went on record as questioning the sincerity of the Communists in the peace negotiations and adopted a resolution of the foreign relations committee demanding; "If the peace negotiations ara not successfully concluded then the full military strength and might of our government with every usable weapon at its disposal, be employed to drive the Communist forced out of Korea and to estab- A trio of Army officers had tes- ported to have dlsappca: tified at yesterday's hearing and were asked for personnel files and the names of individuals who gave loyalty clearances to certain civilian employes of the Army. The officers replied that they needed permission from their superiors and the secretary of defense before supplying the data. Luna B. Wilhelm To Head AEA's education; Mrs. Bessie Darby, Miss Lillian Shaver and Mrs. Elizabeth McCool, science; Mi-s Montn Hughes, Mitchell Johns. Miss Julia Brock and Mis. Herma Shepherd, social science. CENTRAL—Miss Sunshine Swift, principal and fifth grade; Mrs. Lillian Prank and Miss Yvonne Wilson*, sixth; Mrs. Prances Warren, fifth; Mrs. Mildred Stubblcfield ,and Miss Aurltha Ashford', fourth; Mrs. Julian Wilson and Miss Sue Osburn', third; Mrs. Martha Buchanan and Mrs. Luelln Little, sec•M TEACMEM <w F*fi I Miss I,una B. Wilhelm, Blythevllle High School English teacher, yesterday became president of the English Section of the Arkansas Education Association. She has been serving as vice president and became president following the resignation of Mrs. Nllas Turner of Henderson State Teachers College. Miss Wilhelm and Miss Virgle Rogers of Wilson have returned from Little Rock where they attended a workshop for English teachers In the Arkansas experiment In taclur These other developments highlighted the 29th day of Operation Big Switch: The Reds returned only 300 prisoners today, the smallest number for one day since the exchange started and far below their usual quota of 400. They blamed "administrative reasons" for the cut and said they would deliver 300 POWs—including 89 Americans—again tomorrow. The Reds said this at a lower level mjlitary armi.stice commission meeting, but did not amplify. 1. A returning officer said 75 Americans who "confessed" to germ warfare charges under relentless Red pressure would be repatriated soon. He said the men, mostly officers, were at Kaesong, the Communist holding point north of Panmunjom, and all expect to ae repatriated. 2. The sixth troopship carrying iberated Americans sailed for the United States from Inchon on Ko- west coast. With 440 men aboard, the transport Gen. Black is due in San Francisco about Sept. 15. 3. An American corporal, said to be marked for death by other re- :urning prisoners because be betrayed them to the Reds .was re- Ted from Tokyo Army hospital. The soldier, identified only as "Slick." was freed three weeks ago and had been sent as a medical cnse to the hospital. 4. The U. N. Command, in an usual announcement, accused the Communists of rigging interviews between Allied POWs and visiting Red Cross teams. The announcement quoted a returned Australian officer as saying the Reds told him that he would not be repatriated unless he gave "proper answers" to Red Cross workers. Delivery Held tip Smiling and apparently In good health, 41 officers and 59 sergeants made up the 100 Americans returned Wednesday. The reds held up delivery of the Americans until afler 150 South Koreans were returned. In all, the Communists turned back 100 Americans and 200 So:4h Koreans Wednesday and promised to deliver Thursday 89 Americans, 200 Koreans, 5 British and 6 Canadians. Including Wednesday's delivery, I1.71fi Allied prisoners hnve been j POWs, but have since indcated (hey would return more than that number. They said these ': ; ould include an undisclosed number of men captured in the last days of the war. According to the original Red figure, 286 Americans are yet to be returned, hut this number probably will be exceeded. One of the Americans returned Wednesday learned for the first time that he had won the nation's highest award—the Medal of Honor —for bravery the night he was captured two years ago. He was Lt. James L. Stone of Hot Springs, Ark., who sat with tears in his eyes as he was told of the award by Brig. Gen. Ralph Osborne, 8th Army officer charge of repatriation. couW no Ionger count on the .. priv . ileged sanctuary" of Manchurian armistice would cause grave con- 1 Uona , convention that Chinese sequences which probably could not j communists must realize they be confined within the frontiers of Kor"a. "Since 1050," the secretary said,: air and supply bases if they "thc ioi-i.^.1 of agi.Yossion nave j newed aggression against South been supplied, equipped, and pro- Korea, tectcd by air from unmolested | Tho IjCglon ltself also approved a bases in China, just north of the I resolution saying "the time has Yalu. j come to serve notice on this treach- "If, however, the Communists j erous enemy (Red China) that if desire to resume the war, tiny [present pence negotiations are not now know that they could no long- j successfully concluded we will hold. er count on this privileged tuary'." . Looking ahead to the Korean ! peace conference with the Com- 1 munists, Dulles again served notice that "we shall not sit in it indefinitely" if the Reds show bad faith. I "We are always ready to ncgo- ; tiate in good faith," he said." but we expect good faith to be mutual. See DULLES on Pace 5 ; the Communist government in Chi- I na strictly accountable." Inside Today's Courier News ... Dr. Kinsey: At Odds with an old Poem . . . pape 14 ... . . . Society News . . . page 5. . . . . . Editorials . . . pase 6. . . . . . IJettye N'elle Starr Feature . . . Oscrola . . . page 8 ... . . . Rugged Scrimmage for Chicks . . . Football Preview . . • Sports . . . pages 10 and H . . . I Vets' Classes Get Under Way Six Men Leave For Draff Tests Induction Call For 11 Men Set For September 21 Adult education classes for vet-1 K M issralppl County Draft Board erans held their first sessions of (he i No . «. sent slx men today for pre- ncw school year at Senior High I "> d "<:tion physical examinatisns. ao Schoo! last night I cortlm B to Miss Rosa Saliba, secre- J. P. Sweat.-Instructor, said vet- | tary ' crans can stIU enroll if registration j Of the seven men called, five re- is completed by tomorrow night. i Ported, two failed to report, and Classes in machinist work, car- j orle reported from another board. penyy. business administration and !,_ T1 -" '"""" """ '- <-•"•-••- •" secondary education are offered. The classes meet from 6:50 until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Bridges Asks Revised Concept Of American Military Security By JACK BELL WASHINGTON I/Pi—Sen. Bridges (R-NH) called today for adoption of a revised ooi.^ept of American ilitary security, based primarily on Russia's claimed possession of the hydrogen bomb. Bridges, who heads the Senate Appropriations Committee and is a member of the Armed Services Committee, said in an Interview that present military policies should be rc-cxamined thoroughly to determine If they arc outmoded by developments. "The most ominous threat to this country's security now is a possible atomic attack on some of our principal cities," the New Hampshire senator said. "In the light of Russia's possession of the freed. Before the exchange started, ( hydrogen bomb and the strides the tb* JUdi Mid they hold 12,1W SovleU ar< making with tlc-mio The 'next call for induction be for 11 men Sept. 21. Those leaving today were: Jim Healey, of Hutchinson, Kan.; Perry C- Rothrock. Jr.. Wi'liam E. Pate, Clarence L. Button. Franklin Craig, all of BlytheviUe; and Howard Randolph, fo Wilson. Frilling to report were, Billy Ray Eoyd. of Blytheville; and Jim Thomas McKay, of Osceola. $20,000 Sought In Boy's Death weapons, we've got to re-examine our whole military concept of defense." I Bridges said he hopes the new j Joint Chiefs of Staff, headed by ! Adm. William E. Radford, will put | steam behind the construction of i An information .filed in Circuit Interceptors, fighters and guided i Court here this morning seeks missiles to guard American cities. |$20,000 in damages in the death of The -Joint Chiefs have promised a 114-year-old Emmett 0. Atchley, full review of all U.S. military i Jr., Armorel schoolboy who was policies (struck and killed by the car of W. T. Barnett, Blytheville realtor, ' Oen. Matthew B. Ridgway, new Army chief of Staff, said Monday that the nation's large cities can't expect an airtight defense against atomic and hydrogen bombs. He said the cost of Installing enough In Piled By Emmett O'Neal Atchley, Sr., father of the boy —.who was walking with his uncle, Horace Atchley, along Highway 137 about three miles northeast of Armorel guided missile stations to make all at the time of the accident — tha cities Invulnerable would be pro- [ Information charges Mr. Barnett hlbltive—and even to wouldn't be j wilh negligence contributory to th« airtight. | accident, ,

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