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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIX—NO. 222 Blythevilln Courier Blytheville Dally News Mississippi VaUey Leader 'Blytheville Herald TOE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BIATHBVtU.K, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES RedsDuetoAnswer Dean Tomorrow On Halting of Talks By GEORGE McARTHUR PANMUNJOM (AP) — Allied and Communik diplomats made no progress today toward setting up a Korean peace conference and U. S. envoy Arthur H. Dean asked the Reds if they were ready to break off the preliminary talks. • * The Reds retorted with a long tirade, then acknowledged that the negotiations are at a standstill and said they would answer Dean tomorrow. A few miles from the scene of the deadlocked talks, Allied explainers failed for the eighth straight day to win back R single South Korean war prisoner who chose to stay with the Commi* nists. Indian paratrooper guards broke up sitdown strikes staged by most of the 30 KOK captives in an apparent effort to tie up the interviews. Explainers have talked with 250 South Koreans to date and have 78 more to see. Then the U. N. Command is expected to call for 22 Americans and 1 Briton who stayed with the NEA Cites Needs Of Schools 150,000 New Teachers; $5 Billion WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Education Assn. said today the nation's public schools, their first grades jammed with the "war babies" of 1947, must have 150,000 more teachers and five billion dollars worth o£ new buildings. The estimate was given in the association's annual look at school enrollments and teacher supply. Reds. No Retreat Dean told Communist diplomats he would do everything possible to carry out the Bermuda conference call for a Korean peace parley. But he said there would be no retreat from his insistence that Russia attend the conference as full participant. Communist demands that the Soviet Union be invited as a neu- Public school enrollment in Ihe | iral observer have stalemated the SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS READJT CHRISTMAS TOYS — Charles Tart and Bob Moore, both ninth-graders and Future Farmers of America members at Blytheville High School, are just two among a host of FFA boys who are busy renovating old toys for the area's needy children. They are cooperating With the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis in giving the annual Christmas party for the underprivileged. (Courier News Photo) Clubs Here Press Dr/Ve for Toys for Needy 1953-54 school year is close to million, an increase of nearly l'/4 million over last year, said the national professional organization It added in a news release based j lo come to terms Hee s ° tm ™"'^f on its survey: limit, preliminary talks. The spokesman for 17 Allied nations which fought in Korea said Tuesday he would wait only a rea- "The standing room situation, which began plaguing the nation's but a hish A , lled source said the American delegation would leave Panmunjom by Dec. schools in 1947, will become worse 20. to he home for Christmas, with the new year ... North Korean delegate Ki Sok "The increase has come largely Bok accused the United States of Irom young pupils who are enter-! attempting- to dominate the United ing already crowded classrooms j Nations and the nations represevt- for the first time." j ed by Dean. If. E. A. Research Director Frank j Dean called Ki's statement "a W. Hubbard cited three reasons rude nnd insolent tirade." why he said school crowding would not be cured this year: : 1. Colleges are not training teachers fast enough, although at a quicker rate. Hisrh Schools Pinched 2. Even with 3&.000 more teachers on the job and spending of a half billion dollars more for education, about 632.000 youngsters must continue double-session or other makeshift arrangements. 3. An estimated 71,583 persons will be teaching this year without full certification, an increase of 2.000 "emergency teachers." Hubbard said the problem of housing school children, while lelt See SCHOOL on Page 2 Steele Plans New School $75,000 Bond Issue Okayed by Voters STEELE, Mo.—Plans for a new high school building are being drawn up and preparations are under way for remodeling of three present buildings as a result of the After a Communist attack on the voting; procedures he outlined for the political conference, Dean told the Communists they "forget that our side is composed of free nations. It is not similar to the situation on your side where all nations are compelled to speak with the Game', voice—to echo the voice of the Communisty party line as dictated from the Kremlin." Elytheville's Kiwanians and Jaycees are going to the business district to solicit toys for the two clubs' forthcoming Christmas party for underprivileged children of the area. Bill McLeod, chairman of the sisisting with the Kiwanis-Future Farmers of America sponsored event, announced yesterday a truck will be .stationed in downtown Blythevil!e all day Saturday for the purpose of collecting toys. The truck, Mr. McLeod said, *ill be stationed in a centrally-located spot, and downtown shop- pers will be asked to donate a toy to the drive. At the end of the day, the toys will he taken to Blytheville High School where members of the Future Farmers of America will check them for repairs. Mr. McLeod stressed that any type of toy, new or used, good or broken, will be accepted. The toy drive officially opened last Saturday when a truck can- vassrd the residential district picking up toys. Mr. McLeod said a large number of toys were collected in the opening drive but. many more are need- ed.. Other plans were announced today by Emery Francis, Jaycee's chairman ol the event. He said the annual picture show party will be given the Mox Theatre Dec. 21 with the McCutchen theatres having its free showing the following day. Admission will be canned goods and fruit which will be used by the clubs in their Christmas baskets. Toys will be picked up again this Saturday afternoon, Mr. Faucis said. HighwayCottonPick Gatkers Roadside Lint JONESBORO (AP) —, If you've ever motored through the South during cotton picking time, you've no doubt no ticed bolls of cotton littering every highway where il dropped from gin-bound trucks. Ever wonder why someone doesn't pick up the loose cotton and sell it? A transplanted Texan named Francois de Lacqiieseaux (Lack-So) did—and he also did something about it. Last week, a half-ton-truck rollec slowlv alone four miles o fc By JOE HALL senator who nelped shewfe .President Eiseifebwer's-reqUtsi for a hike in the national debt limit last August said today they are standing firm. • * Senators Ma "one (R-Ncv) and Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) eaid in separate interviews they are still against any increase. Both are on .(he Finance Committee, which voved 11-4 to lable the debt limit boost despite strong picas from Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey and Budget Director Joseph M. Dodge. There have been strong hints * j from the Treasury that a renewed '" I request for an increase from 275 to 290 billion dollars will be made to the Senate soon after Congress The House last sumbr election which authorised , « 5 ,ooo ^^h^tt Coun^'Trie" Seen ^l^L 3 ™^"!. 10 . ^y f: Trumann »nd Mafked Tree. Hang- Knight, superintendent of Steele School District. Under a Missouri state law that ha.^ been in effect for two years, the school district was reorganised thus becoming eligible for 350,000 aid from the state after voting issuance of the required amount of bonds for the building! and remodeling program. This yill "i v e the Steele School District 8125,000 to work with. Architects are specifications on now drawing up ng ing out the rear of the truck was a long funnel that scooped the loose cotton from the highway shoulders and dropped it into the truck bed. On $971 of borrowed money, Lac- queseauy had invented a "cotton picker"; hitched it to his truck and started a new business. Lacqueseaux and a helper worked four hours on the first day they tried out his mechanical picker, building which will house three class rooms, science department. home economics room, rest rooms and an administrative office. It is hoped that the plans will be ready for advertisement of bids around the first of the year, Mr. Knight said. The remodeling program will call for .the conversion of the present home economics building into a music department and enlarging the vocational agriculture shop. Also scheduled for a face lifting is the old high school building which after the addition of the new buildin;, will house mostly the seventh anc eighth grades. It is not known how much the new building will cost until, after the specifications are completed, Mr. Knight said. , new high school! which is patterned after the pick- Eddie Ford Starts Annual Salvation Army Project Eddie Ford, Blytheville Insurance man, will leave tomorrow morning for Little Rock to begin his 26th consecutive Christmas season of soliciting for'the Salvation Army. He will take up his usual stand at the corner of Fifth and Main and will remain In Little Rock until Dec. 24. Mr. Ford, who undertakes this Christmas project each year lo repay the Salvation Army for help it once gave him, is making the trip this year despite only recently recovering from iin operation he underwent four weeks ago. ers you can see In any Dixie cotton field. They picked up 1,600 pounds of cotton in the four miles and sold it for 22 cents a pound. That's considerably under the market price, but it represented a gross of S352 to a man who doesn't farm an acre of land. Patent Sought The 59-year-old Lacquescaux, who two months ago was operating a cafe here, has applied for a Sec COTTON on Page 2 Weather ARKANSAS — Clear to partly cloudy, warmer tonight and in north and west this afternoon; Friday cloudy, warmer east and south, widely scattered thundershowers west. MISSOURI — Pair and warmer tonight; Friday Incraesing cloudiness; warmer south turning colder extreme north late Friday. Maximum yesterday—55. Minimum yesterday—2ft. Sunrise tomorrow—6:57. Sunset today—4:50. Precipitation last 24 hours to 7:00 . m. today—none. Mean temperature (midway between 1Kb and low)—41.5, Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—38 77, This Pair Last Year Maximum yesterday—70. Minimum vestcrrlny—54. Precipitation January 1 to date 42.16, i Negro Killed, Another Hurt In Hayti Fight comes back Jan. 6. okayed such a hike nnd, if the amount were not changed, would not have to act again. By rtl Determined The issue could become one of j the first to embroil the Senate in 1954. The Treasury has argued it will be difficult and perhaps impossible to finance operations HAYTI. Mo. — One Negro was j of the government next year with- killed and another hospitalized as lout raising the debt ceiling. Ina result of a knife and gun light) dicalions are the administration last night in HayLi. according to still faces an uphill (i?,ht in the Kremlin Wants No Part Of Eisenhower's Plan Fear of Trickery May Block Okay By Congress By JACK BEIX WASHINGTON (AP) _ Fear of possible Russian trickery .hreatened today to impede fu- ure congressional approval for President Eisenhower's proposal to pool atomic energy Materials and know-how for peaceful purposes. Although Eisenhower told the United Nations he had "every expectation of approval" by Con- i~ess of a plan to encourage world- vide, nonmilitary atomic developments, some lawmakers foresaw difficulties. Many lawmakers, however, lailed the Eisenhower proposal as » bold stroke for peace, and as me which would tesl Lhe Russians' mentions. As for the Russians, they gave 10 indication they would accept he President's proposal of Tues- lay. Moscow radio accused Eisen- lower of threatening atomic war. "he Communist party paper Prav- a carried an 800-word account of he speech with the single comlenl: "However, the President . . . id not express his attitude to the uestion of outlawing atoml. 'Unofficid'Reply Comes Via Soviet Commentator LONDON (AP) — Soviet spokesmen gave strong indica- lions last night that the Krem- M lin wants no part of President . . . Andrei Vishinsky . . . Silver Hair and an Acid tongue . , . Vishinsky: At 70, No Retirement By MAX HARRELSON UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. W Russia's acid - Longucd Andrei Vishinsky reached 70 today without showing any .signs of slowing down. He said he planned to work as usun], The Soviet .diplomat may have. mellowed a bit in his social life. but he has lost, none of his energy Senator Suggests Three Reforms For Program : By CHARLES F. BARRETT j WASHINGTON W — Chairman Daniel A. Reed (R-NY) predicted I today the House Ways and Means CommiUce will ad quickly next year to 'broaden and strengthen" the social security program. Reed, in a statement, suggested ihrce .specific reforms in the system now providing government death or retirement, benefit coverage to some 65 million workers:: I. Extension of the system to cover millions "who have been arbitrarily denied this protection in the past." President Eisenhower las proposed extending coverage about JO'/i million doctors, Vishinsky Comments At the U. N., Chief Soviet Del- gate Andrei Vishinsky said it ould be impossible to insure the se of atomic energy for peace Hhout strict international control r weapons. In Congress, Sen. Pot!r-r (R- .ich) said he thinks the "danger lot," in ihe proposed mtprmit.ional I'ogi'am lies in inability of this •ountry to exact any guarantee that, " thru Soviet; Russia will IJVR up to i | lecn rcp0 i-is Vishinsky wa, nny agreement it mteht /..uke,. j-rt. Uiat hn had p'a.'.sed his peak added in an interview; "The President certainly has Vi:;hiMsky was (j'2 when he first appeared on the U. N. scene in London in 1IM5. His hair already was silvery and his red lace deeply lined. His appearance has not changed much. Long famous for his role as pros- ecu for in. the Soviet purge trials of the '30y, he has been one of the main attractions for U.N. visitors since the beginning. From time to time, there have ill, peak and \vnfi slipping HS a .ipe.ifccr, that blundering too frequently crood idea if it can he accomplished j and that he would be replaced but I don't see how we are ever going l,o be certain that, the Soviets will live up to any pledges they may make. "For my own .part. I don't be- by a younger man. If he has any plans for retirement, he has never hinted at them, even privately. . Moscow took official note of his Ueve (hey are ever goin? to de- birthday by awarding him the viale from thp'r u'Mmate objective [ Soviet's top decoration, Ihe Order Sec CONOTIKSS on Pa-;e 2 of Lenin. In Nudist Colony Case FAYETTEVILLE (AP) The president of a nudist colony in lawyers, farmers and others. Reed I Washington County nnd the radio preacher who's trying to close it Hayti police and county officers. Officers snid Willie Rayford, iiis estranged wife, Laurn. nnd George ! Robertson were at the home ofi Prank Jackson in the Negro settlement known as Brown's Quarters' in Hayti. During: what the officers de-j scribed as a wine party, the three men got in an argument anct fight with knives began. While thls|i"g a " Williams, Negro, next door neighbor, came over with a 11? gauge Senate Finance Committee. Sen. By Yd (D-Vip. n leader in the fight against the boost last summer, said recently he was as determined as ever to block it. Malonc said today he felt the present debt limit was a safeguard against further tax boosts and he added: "I didn't come here to destroy the taxpayers of Amer- avoided a commitment to any specific number or group. 2. An increase in Ihe present S25 minimum monthly retirement benefit, "to provide a more realistic floor of protection for those now retired." Repeats Opposition 3. Liberalizing a present clause which denies retirement benefits to persons between 65 and 15 years of age who make $75 monthly or more in employment covered by See TAXES on PaRC 2 Eisenhower's proposal for an atomic energy pool for peaceful uses. There was no "official" reply from the Soviet government, but a top propaganda commentator on Moscow radio, Boris Leontyev, described the Anerican proposal as a rehash of the Baruch atomic control plan the Russians have always rejected. Leontyev added that the U. S. President had. "threatened atomic war." In the United Nations Assembly, Russian Delegate Andrei Y. Vish- insky declared: "You cannot insure Ihe use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes without unconditional prohibition and strict international control (of atomic weapons)." U.N. deliberations on atomic energy control have been deadlocked for several years by Russia's insistence on an immediate ban and the West's counterdemand for a 'workable control and inspection system first. West Applauds The initial Soviet reaction came as the Western world generally applauded 'the plan, outlined by Eisenhower Tuesday in a speech before the U.N. Assembly. Newspapers in India also welcomed It as n "rent, however small, In the atomic curtain." Although some Western sources still expressed a faint hope that the official Soviet answer might be more favorable, the first Russian comment obviously had been cleared with Kremlin propaganda and foreign affairs authorities before it was made public. Outlining his plan for a U.N. '•rm.'rv.siion to .which atomic powers, including Russia, would contribute fissionable materials and skill for peaceful purposes that would benefit the whole world, Eisenhower learned that man must control atomic power or it will destroy him. He declared the growing U.S. stockpile of atomic weapons "exceeds by many times the explosive equivalent of all bombs and shells dropped or fired all over the world during World War II." Seizing on this part of the :ipcoch, Leontyev said: "There is a spate of phrases on an alleged desire for peace on the part of the United Stales . . .But if you analyze his speech, Eisenhower threutenecl alomic war and made a eulogy of Uu.s policy of force." Calls I'hin New Version "It is clear that the United States Johnson .said he remains "unalterably opposed" to the boost. He said he regards the ceiling as the last opportunity for Congress to keep some control of federal spending. shotgun and shot through the open door. Roberison was struck in the head and arm and Rayford lost a finger in the blast from the shotgun. Robertson died about an hour later and Rayford was taken.lo the Pemiscot County Hospital for treatment of ,ne severed finger and a stab wound in the back. Hospital author- ties reported his condition as good ,hls morning. Johnson and Laura Rayford were not hospitalized for the cuts they received during the fracas. | must ^ (n ^ Chamber , s ^l «Ef" C ff.» u ™?l w S" a !!?^"'i offices no later «™ 5 P. m - Tucs - Chamber. Manager Worth Holder said the ballots are to be count- C. of C. Ballots Due Tuesday All ballols for directors in Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce o the sheriffs office, ric is being j $„,. ifild in Pemiscot County jail at ! Caruthersvllle awaiting filing of charges. Holf Is Elected 'Shrine President' ed at that time. . Resulls are lo be announced the following day. The Chamber membership will elect 12 new members to its board of directors. E. N. Holt last night was elected president of the Blytheville Shrine Club. Other officers elected were Joe Adkins and Claude Alexander, vice presidents, and W. L. Walker, secretary. It was announced that the Shrinks will Rive their annual Christmas party for crippled children ! Director E. L. Compore. Dec. 21 at tho Shrine Club in Da-1 This is the samo quota as last vid Acres. . month. January Draft Quota Is Set Mississippi County Draft Board No. 47 will furnish 10 of the 244 men to be inducted Into the Armed Forces In January, according to Information released by Stale Draft Inside Toddy's Courier News . . , Leachvillc Gets New Gymnasium . . . Courier News Photo Feature . . . page 9 ... . . . Peace Is Brewing" on Major League Fronts . . . Paul Brown: Grid Success Story , . . Last of a Scries , . , Sports . . . • • • pages 6 and 7.. - - , Voters and Not Politicians Welermine Election Issues. . . . Editorials.. .pase 8... . . . The Report C;irrl . . . News of Your City Schools... page ii... down were ordered today to appear before county authorities for | docs not want to bring about an questioning Sit turd ay. Deputy Prosecutor Leonard Greenhaw issued the .subpoenas for Dr. Braicton Sawyer, a Fort Smith radio minister, and Mr. and Mrs. Preston Dunn of Fort Smith. Greenhaw said Dunn had identified himself as president of the bz-Arkansans Club, a nudist colony in a remote mountain area of Washington County. Sheriff Bruce Cridor, who investigated the club house yesterday after Dr. Sawyer charged on his president of the colony. Operating 2 Years The sheriff said Dunn told him that the club was chartered by the American Sun Bathers Association, and had been operating for more then two years. Dunn was quoted by the sheriff as saying that rigid restrictions were placed on membership, including a thorough investigation of all applicants. Cridcr said Dunn claimed the colony had members in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, international detente (relaxing of strained relations)," he continued. "The warmongering speech of President Eisenhower and the attitude adopted in the United Na- Sce ATOMIC on Page 2 radio program that the club was being operated, said Greenhaw wanted to determine if a violation of law was involved in operation j i'ncju^ed of the colony. The last legal opinion handed down on the subject in Arkansas was issued 15 years ago by Atty. Gen. Jack Holt. Holt ruled that nudist colonies violated on Arkansas laws. Crider said today that he had talked with Dunn by telephone and that the man had admitted he was Dr. Sawyer touched off the Investigation Tuesday when he i charged that the club membership some "of the biggest names in Fort Smith." He said the radio station which carries his broadcasts, KWHN, prohibited him from naming the members on the air. Cridcr visited the club grounds yesterday. He said he found an uninhabited house, adorned only by a sign proclaiming it as "Dunn Springs — Home of Oz-Arkansans," Post Office To Stay Open On Saturdays Biythcville Post Office officials announced today that the main parcel post window will remain open Saturday afternoons during the Christmas season beginning this Saturday. On the following Saturday, they said, all windows in the Post Office lobby will remain open Saturday afternoons until after Christmas: They also announced that stamps may now be purchased at all windows instead of at just the two parcel post windows. Post office patrons were again urged to sort Christmas cards before mailing as to local or out-of- town destinations. Hymn-Singing Miner Clubs 3 Children to Death STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A jobless, hymn- singing miner killed three of his five little children yesterday with a crobar and his feet and critically injured the other two. "Ood told me lo kill Ihe children Lo save them from the tortures and torment of the devil," Prank Holt, 34, was quoted as telling Jefferson County Prlsccu- tor Bernard T. McCann last night. Holt was walking around his front yard, humming a hymn when Deputy Sheriff Russell Wll- sac arrived at the home, 17 miles northwest of here in the village or East Springfield. The deputy said Holt kept humming hymns and seemed calm during a half- hour auto ride to jail. Three of Holt's .small sons were dead when Wilsac got there— Tracy, 1; Sidney, 2; and Sanford, 6. The other two children—Susan, 4, and Dorcn. 5—were unconscious at Ohio Valley Hospital today, their skulls fractured. Hospital attendants said they doubled the youngsters "would make It." Wilsac jaid Holt had beaten the children's heads with a 30-inch crowbar and then stomped on them. In another room of Ihe hospital where two of her children were clinging to life was HoH's wife Beatrice, 32. She was recovering from the shock of returning to her home after a few minutes at a neighbor's and finding three of the children lying on the dining room floor and the other two in the kitchen. Holt, dark-haired and of small, wiry build, told McCann he tricked his wife into leaving their house by telling her he wanted lo 6" to a church service last night. The prosecutor said Holt told him he sent her to the home of a neighbor. Mrs. Sophie, about 200 yards away, to ask the Bakers for an automobile ride Lo church. She said she was gone only four minutes. iVfcCann said Holt told him he did not belong to any church and during questioning trailed off into discussions of God and the devil. McCann described him as "fantastically religious." Asked if he intended to kill his wife too, Holt told McCann: "No, Ood did not t«ll me to." Until three months ago. Holt had worked in a nearby coal mine. For two weeks to Monday of this week, he had been at the veterans hospital in Aspinwall, Pa., where authorities said he was treated "for investigation of a chronic heart disease." A hospital spokesman said there wa; no suspicion of mental illness during his stay there, and that their records on the World War II Air Force veteran "showed no history of any psychiatric treatment."

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