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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIX—NO. 154 Blythevtlle Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI , ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,1953 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS District Fair Opens Here Tomorrow Clear, Cool Weather Due For Opening Gates at Walker Park Fairgrounds here will swing open at 5 p.m. tomorrow on the ninth annual Northeast Arkansas District Fair. And if the weatherman's prediction for tomorrow holds good, the fair Will begin its six-day run under clear to partly cloudy skies and with a touch of autumn crispness in the air. Exhibit space in the fairgrounds buildings is "full and running over," B. E. Blaylock. secretary of the Mississippi County Pair Association, said this morning. Seventeen commercial exhibits have been booked, he said, and the hog barn space is filled. Space for the National Rabbit Show exhibits also is filled and so far the cattle entries are topping last year's total.' Two new departments are making their appearance this year. Tiiese are the Heirlooms Department and Future Homemakers of America Department. The PHA girls will compete in the fields of clothing, cooking and handicraft. Also new this year will be the "Share the, Pun Festival" of 4-H Club members of Northeast Arkansas. This competition — sort of an agricultural talent contest — involves recreational and sports programs carried on by the farm youths. Winners of district events will take part in competition at the state fair and state winners will be judged in a national phase EXHJBITS GOING UP — With the district fair slated to open tomorrow, work was under way on exhibit booths in the main exhibit building" today. Five Leachville residents (above) are shown setting up that city's community booth. They are (left to right) Mrs. Hershel Johnson, Mrs. Hollis Thurman, Mrs. E. B. Hubbard, Roy Dawson and Mrs. Earsley . Robins. Meanwhile (at right), two PPA members, Bobby Moore (left) and Billy French, were busy arranging the Biythe- ville club's booth. (Courier News Photos) of the contest. Friday Is 4-H Day About nine or 10 Northeast Arkansas Clubs are expected to enter the festival activities at the District Fair. Friday has been designated as 4-H Day at the fair, and Future Farmers of America members will have Thursday set aside as their See FAIR on Pare 5 North Korean Pilot Flies MIG to Allies By SAM SUMMERLIN And , FRED WATERS - ; flew a MIG jet over to the Allies and a Seoul newspaper sai the plane was one of the latest models, a twin-jet MIG17. ^•^zu^—z^Li^i~ : T— ~ —T* -A Fifth Air Force spokesman asked to comment on the publishei report, said the Air Force "carmo confirm anything that the Seou press reports." Par East Air Force headquar ters had announced it was a MIG 15, the swift, mass produced typ which carried the brunt ol th fighting for the Red air force dur ing the war. The newspaper, Tong-A Ilbo, sal the MIG was a 17 with two 37MIW cannon and two 2QMM cannon. I quoted an officer who had seen thi plane speed in, but did not identify the officer. It also reported that the pilo was a North Korean captain namec Noh Keum Sufc, and that he flew from an airfield at Sunan, abou 10 miles north of the Red Korean capital of Pyongyang. The MIG17 is radar equipped an< is believed to be faster than the G15. It has been reported stationed in Europe but there never have been any indications it wa: in the Far East. The United States offered $100,000 last February for a MIG deliverec intact at Seoul and it was believed North Korean officer knew Succumbs Here Services Tomorrow For One of County's Oldest Realtors One of Mississippi County's oldest real estate men from the point of service, died this morning' when Aubrey Conway succumbed at his home here at the age of 80. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow in Holt Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Harvey Kidd, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Elders and deacons of First Presbyterian Church will serve as pallbearers. Born in Marshall, Mo., as the son of one of the area's largest mule and horse sellers, Mr. Conway was engaged In this business before coming to Biytheville. He bought stock for the Army in World War 1 and operated a mule and horse business in Sherman, Tex., before coming to Biytheville in 1910. Shortly after his arrival here, he joined forces with H. H. Houchins and p togethcr they opened their real estate office in the old Edwards building on then unpaved Second Street. When fire destroyed that build- Ing, they moved their offices to See CONWAY on rage 5 An Air Force spokesman said a member of the neutral nations inspection team inquired whether MIG 15 had landed today and was told that a MIG had flown in dur ing the morning. Guns Still Armed The spokesman declined to identify the truce inspector by nationality. It was known, however, that truce inspectors from Communist Poland were at Kimp.o, the base near Seoul where the MIG landed. The MIG's guns were still armed when it raced unheralded from North Korea and made a perfect landing at sprawling Kimpo Air Base near Seoul. It was the first MIG to fall into Allied hands in Korea. The Russian-built, swept-wing fighters never left their own air over Red territory during the war. The U.N. Command said the SIOO.OOO reward offered for the first MIG to bolt to the Allies is still in effect. There was no quick reaction from the Communists. At first the Allies refused to identify the flier, but later in Tokyo, Gen. O. P. Weyland, Far East Air Forces commander, said he was a North Korean. Weyland announced: The 'jet was from a "North Korean air unit." ' It is being studied by U. S. ,Air Force officers. The pilot's name will not be revealed unless he personally consents. The North Korean will be grant- See MIG on Page f Qtciitordl— City's Industrial future May Be Decided Tonight Biylheriiles tutuie in leBua t6*rnduitry tfuJ">J«U reside In the outcome of tonight's mass meeting at 7:30 in the High School Auditorium. In the past, we can recall "mass" meetings which were anything but that. The "mass" of, folks who attended the sewer mass meeting some time back hardly would equal the number of first-graders in Central Ward School. We hope for a much better turnout than that tonight. But as important as the size of the crowd itself will be its spirit, or lack thereof. It is not too much to ask that every responsible businessman, interested in the continued growth of this city, make plans to attend this meeting and present himself there in a frame of mind that Biytheville CAN obtain industry and WILL get this particular prospect. Big Attendance Urged At Industry Meet Here All persons interested in industrialization of Biythe- ville were urged today by Chamber of Commerce President C. Ray Hall to be on hand for tonight's mass meeting at High School auditorium. Reds Deny Allied PW Charges Soviet Asks A-Weapons Ban The meeting, at which a prime ndustrial prospect Will be discussed has been called for 7:30 and Is open to the public. It is believed by Chamber of Com' merce officials that Biytheville ha; good chance at landing an industry which has evidenced interes Delegation To See Wilson About Base Biytheville will have its say before the nation's top policymaking defense officials on Sept. 30, Sen. John McClellan has informed Mayor Dan Blodgett. Senator McClellan said he has arranged for a meeting with Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson, Secretary of Air Harold Talbott md Director of Budget Joseph Dodge. These men, he said, have consented to hear a delegation from Biytheville concerning the Joint Chiefs of Staff action in deferring construction of reactivation of the air base here. The citizens' steering committee, which thus fnr has worked on getting the audience, Is to meet sometime this week to discuss plans for the Washington trip. in the city. It is understood that tonight's meeting will concern itself with what can be done to make this location even more attractive to the prospect. Mr. Hall pointed out that if the firm locates here, it will begin operations with employment ol 200 men, women playing practically no part in the operation. The payroll, he said, would approximate a half-million dollars per year and company officials have stated they would require a site which would permit expansion. "This represents a great opportunity for the city," Mr. Hall said, "But it will be realized only if there is a real desire for It on the part of the people. That's what we hope to find out tonight." C. of C. Members To Attend State Meet on Industry Four Biytheville men, representing he Chamber of Commerce, will cave for Little Rock tomorrow to attend a state-wide conference on ndustry. Seven state organizations are iponsorlng the meeting — the Arkansas Industrial Development Con- erence — which will find Jeaders if various communities putting their leads together in an attempt to de'- 'ise new means of attracting indus- ry to the slate. Representing Biytheville on a pan- 1 discussion will be Chamber Manger Worth Holder. Others making the trip include E. 3. David, E. B. Thomas and Chamer President C. Ray Hall. Russia Demands UN Half Building Of Super Bombs Vishinsky to Renew Fight for Expansion Of Korean Conference UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. — Russia called upon the 'J. .N. today to impose an unconditional ban on the produc :ion of atomic and hydrogen iveapons without delay. The Soviet proposal was laid be- 'ore the 60-nation General Assem- >ly during: a major policy declan tlon by Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei y. Vishinsky. The Soviet delegate also served notice that Russia was ready to make a vigorous fight to get the Assembly to revise its earlier de- :ision barring neutral countries a •epresentalives at the Korean peace conference. The Communist emands on this, he said, are ju ified and must be met. The Soviet proposals on atomic ontrol included hydrogen weapon jy name, but otherwise followed losely Soviet disarm—"at resolu- :ons of previous sessions., Vishinsky assailed the United itates as the real cause of world ension, charged Western policy in lermany threatened to touch off a ew war and declared the North tlantic Treaty Organization \va imed at weakening the U. N. The Soviet disarmament resolution—first Soviet move on this subject since the death of Stalin and the accession of Georgi Malenkov to power—had four points. 1. Immediate anfl unconditional prohibition of the atomic and hydrogen bombs with the Security •C^ uncil—where Russia has the veto —to supervise domMiahce'. One-Third Reduction 2. Immediate one-third reduction by the big five—the united States the Soviet Union, Britain, France and China—in their armed forces with a conference shortly aftei wards to discuss reduction of the armed forces of other countries. 3. Dismantling of military bases maintained in foreign countries. This was an obvious reference to the United States for Vishinsky had denounced U. S. bases overseas earlier in his speech. 4. Condemnation of propaganda tending to stimulate warlike psychosis. The Soviet delegate told the 60- nation General Assembly the decision taken by the assembly last month ran counter to the armistice agreement in recommending that only countries representing the two belligerents should take part in the parley. "The recommendation of this as sembly must be brought into con formity with the armistice agreement," he said. The United States has insisted that the armistice restricted the representation in the peace conference to the two sides, but the Russians have sought to make it a roundtable affair by inviting India and other so-called neutrals. Vishinsky spoke from nota>j. In the past when he has not had a prepared text it indicated he had received new instructions too late 'or inclusion in a written speech. LOCKING THE DOOR — After an estimated 800 visitors inspected the new Chickasawba Hospital in Biytheville yesterday afternoon Chris Tompkins, (above), president of the county hospital board of directors, locked the door. Because of a lack of sewers, Chicka. sawba Hospital cannot function and will remain vacant indefinitely, as one young visitor (below) found on closely Inspecting a sign on one of the doors. (Courier News Pholos) , , jr Inside Today's Courier News . . . The Record Shop . . . Page 3. . . . . . Society News . . . Page 4, . . . . . Coaches, Players Favor New Sub Rule . . . Sports . . . Pases r, and 7. . . . . . Editorials . . . Page 8. . . . . . Comics and Television Schedules . . . Page 11. . . «U> ty UN Angrily Terms Denial Totally Unsatisfactory' Communists Claim 98,000 Captives Unaccounted For By ROBERT TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM (AP) — The Communists said today they "never captured" most of the 3,404 Allied troops for whom the U. N. Command has demanded an accounting, and the Allies angrily called the reply ''totally unsatisfactory and unacceptable." At the same time, the Communists demanded an accounting for 18,742 North Koreans and Chinese they said wers captured by the Allies and are missing. The long-awaited Red answer was to the Sept. 9 Allied demand ;hat the Communists produce the 3,404 men — including more than 100 Americans — or disclose what happened to them. "Most of them have never been captured at all," said North Korean Lt. Gen. Sang Cho at a meeting of the Joint Military Ar- ristice Commission. U. S. Maj. Gen. Blackshear M. Bryan, senior Allied delegate, promptly replied: ".Your statement ... is totally unsatisfactory and unacceptable. None of the people listed have been repatriated. None have been reported by you as having died or escaped. Based on statements emanating form your side, all were n custody at some time ..." The men on the list were neither •eieased nor reported, dead, the U. N. Command said. .The Communists charged that the Allied roster -was "crudely -mariu- actured without having been care- ully checked at all." To List Nationalities They said 519 men already had icen returned to the Allied Com- nand and 380 have long been ac- ounted for in rosters submitted the Allies as "released at the ront, escaped or dead." As to the rest, the Communists aid, some refused repatriation but most of tlrern have never been aptured at all." By persistent demands, Bryan ot from the Communists a pro- nise to furnish by nationalities the umber of Allied prisoners the ?eds hold who refuse repatriation At the close of the meeting Lee romised the breakdown but did ot say when. There was a notcieable break In le tension surrounding Allied de- veries to the Indians Sunday rtian a group of North Koreans urprised their new guards with nvitations to a special reception. Other anti-Communists had hurl. 1 rocks at Red observers outside te wire barricades at Indian Vilge and refused to tell the Indian uards ther names, prompting a urried call to New Delhi for 600 ore troops. Sunday's shipment staged a vol- yball game for the entertain- lent of the Indians. New Tactic The guards used a new tactic to vert disorder on the part of 1,640 nti-Red Chinese prisoners who ar- ved Monday morning — they arched them into the compounds ith their backs to U.N. and Red bservers. The Allies were moving another 0 North Koreans by train to the eutral zone. Meanwhile the five-nation repa- iation commission Sunday re- ased to the Communists two Chi- 'Se and one North Korean report- 1 to have changed their original decision to refuse repatriation. That brought to 10 the number returned in that way. Beria Escape U.S. Officials Highly Skeptical WASHINGTON m— Government officials took a highly skeptical attitude today toward a report—under Investigation by Senate agents —that Lavrenty Beria. deposed Soviet secret, police boss, has escaped from Russia and hopes for political asylum in the United States. These were developments in what would be, if true, one ol the most •sensational cloak-and-dagger Incidents of generations: X. Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) publicly acknowledged for the first j time that his Senate investigations I subcommittee has received a report that a mysterious figure, in hiding in a non-Communist country, claims to be Beria. He said "I nm not convinced" and declined to say what his subcommittee Is doing In the matter. 2. A Senate source said a subcommittee agent who would know whether the man is in fact Beria has gone to contact him and should make a report in a couple of days. McCarthy told a reporter he would tell him this much on the record: I know a man who claims to be Beria and who resembles Beria has shown up outside Russia and is in hiding in a non-ConimuMst country. At this point I am not convinced he IK Beria." It was the senator's first public statement on fhe week end reports from a high Senate source that his subcommittee had sent agents over sens to check on the story. A person familiar with the Senate group's operations said, however, that Investigators are convinced Berla has escaped from Russia and is hiding, in terror of See RERIA on Pace 5 Weather ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; cooler this afternoon and tonight. MISSOURI — Fair and cooler tonight; scattered frost north and west central; Tuesday fair. Maximum Saturday—88. Minimum Saturday—67, Maximum yesterday—98. Minimum yesterday—67. Sunrise tomorrow—5:48. Sunset today—5:59. Precipitation last 48 hours to C:30 p. m. yesterday—.09. ( Mean temperature (midway between lt'h and low)—82.5. Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—32.88. This Date Last YC3T Minimum yesterday—53. Maximum yesterday—85. Precipitation January 1 to date—37.00. Attend The Industrial Mass Meeting, 7:30 Tonight at High School Auditorium :. . .