BLYTHITILLB (ARK.) COURIER IC1W8 PAGE unto 5 Air Force Men Missing In Indochina Officials Fear Capture by Vietminh Reds SAIGON, Indochina (AP) — Five U. S. Air Force men stationed at a French air base in Tourane are missing and American officials fear they may have fallen into the hands of the mink. Communist-led Viet- The U.S. Embassy said a Viet- ing five Americans among a group of 20 Senegalese war prisoners 10 miles south of Tourane. Gen. John O'Daniel, chief of the American aid group, flew today to Tourane on the central Viet Nam coast midway between Saigon and Hanoi to conduct an enquiry. The Americans, whose names were withheld, left the big Tourane air base Monday afternoon and drove off in a French vehicle to a beach three miles away. Officials said they had no passes and were not authorized to leave the base. Their absence was discovered when they failed to report for roll call Tuesday morning. Vietnamese said they saw the group in swimming trunks at the beach target-shooting with carbines. No weapons were reported missing from the base, however. Some 350 U.S. technicians are based at Tourane repairing B26 bombers America has supplied the French. News of Men In the Service Now serving with the 24th Infantry Division in Korea is Pfc. Lynn Gee. son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow W. Gee, of 920 Lake St. A rifleman in Company E of the 21st Regiment, he entered the Army in May, 1953, and completed baste training at Camp Roberts, Calif. Max L. Horner, quartermaster 3|c, USN, of BlythevUle, stationed aboard the USS Rockwell, returned to the U. S. recently after a five- month tour of duty with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. D. Reid, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Reid of Leachville, recently received his commission and Pilot's wings at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. He wag graduated from Arkansas State College at Jonesboro and entered aviation cadet training through the Naval Air Station at Memphis, Tenn. Pvt. Clyde Quails, whose wife, Madge, lives at Blytheville, Route 3, has been assigned to Camp Chaffee, Ark., for basic military training. Upon completion of the eight weeks course, he will either be assigned to another post or remain Cooter News RETURNING — Pfc. John A. Boone, son of Mrs. W. M. Boone of 325 North Fifth, is en route home after spending 16 months in Korea. He is assigned to the 62nd Engineer Construction Battalion. at Camp Chaffee specialty training:. for additional Lt. Col- Wendell M. Philips, and Lt. Henry J. Dodd, both of Blytheville, who are attached to the 9855th Air Reserve Squadron, Flight B, of Blytheville. are leaving for a two-week tour of active duty with the . 805th Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, La. IN GERMANY — Sgt. Gaylon Piercy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Piercy of Leachviile, is shown above checking a radio in Germany. He is communications chief of Company B of the 175th Military Police Battalion. He entered the Army in October 1948 and received basic training at Fort Jackson, S. C., before arriving overseas in February, 1953. Air Force Shifts BSO's to Guam TOKYO (#•)—The Air Force toda shifted its heavy bombers in th Far East to the strategic Air Com mand—carrier of atomic weapons— and said the big planes would b moved from Japan to Guam. The Air Force said a wing o four-engine B50s would be flown t< Guam for training:, for training. B29s of the Far East Air Force now based in Japan will be flown 1x Guam and put under control of SAC the Air Force said. Actual trans fer of the B29's no-w at Yokota Ai: Base near here will begin soon. Eventually, SAC will replace th< B29's and other aircraft. The Super forts which dropped the atom bombs on Japan and bombed North Korea for 37 months are headed for retirement. 2 Moil Deliveries Said 'Dead Issue 1 ST. LOUIS (£>)—Charles E. Puskar. secretary of the National Assn of postmasters, says two daily mal deliveries in residential areas is "dead issue." Pukar, postmaster at Imperial, Pa. made the statement in an interview here yesterday while attending the annual meeting of the Missouri chapter of the postmasters association. "Postmasters have received very, very few requests for twice-a-day deliveries," Puskar said, "after patrons found they get as good service from once-a-day delivery." Russia, Iran Sign Trade Pact TEHRAN, Iran (/P)—Russian and Iran have signed a new barter agreement sharply stepping up So- velt shipments of industrial equipment and durable goods. In the new pact—effecitve May 1, 1954, through March 31, 1955— Russia pledges to send 68 million rials worth of agricultural machinery to Iran, plus 30 million rials worth of electrical equipment. Iran will send fish, lead and tin, ore, skins and other products. State Employes Told Campaign Gifts Out LITTLE ROCK W—Gov. Cherry has told state employe* they won't be expected to contribute this summer to anybody's campaign —including his. The governor sent a letter to all department heads, saying in part, "It is my desire to see that no solicitation is made of state em- ployes by the various department heads for campaign funds to be used in my campaign or any other campaign." Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Cooper o Fort Myers, Fla., arrived this week for a visit with friends and rela tives in this vicinity, Mrs. Mae Northern has returned to Lubbock.. Tex., where she is em ployed, after a visit here with friends and relatives. Mrs. Jabo Nichols returned to her home in Maiden Tuesday after several days spent here with the Coleman family. Mrs. J. W. Neil and daughter Lynette, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Holly Mack Brown, of Poplar Bluff, will leave Thursday for a visit with their parents, Mr and Mrs. Alfred Dennis, and family of Waukeegan, m. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wallace have returned home after a visit with relatives in Highland, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Spencer and children of Memphis spent the first of this week here with their daughter, Mrs. J. W. Kelley, and other relatives. Sgt. and Mrs. P. A. Coleman and son have returned to Scherltz, Tex., where he is stationed with the Air Force, after a visit here with relatives, and in St. Louis with Sgt. Coleman's mother, who has been seriously ill but is improved now. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Faught and daughters, who have been in points of Florida for the past six months, have returned to their home in Cooter. Jo Anna Ladd is confined to her home this week with the mumps Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Eason of Jonesboro are visiting his mother, who lives near Cooter. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Herrell of Chicago were here over the week end visiting his mother, Mrs. Mamie Herrell, and other relatives. Mrs. Opal Sweat of Hayti was here the first part of this week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Barker, en route home from- Texas, where she had visited her son, Billy Perry, and family. Phil Hamra of the Navy, sta- ;ioned at San Diego, Calif., arrived Monday for a visit with his wife at 'aruthersville and in Steele with his mother, Mrs. Irvin Cantor, and other relatives. Mrs. Harold Dennis and Miss Jesica Ann Perry returned to Jones- )oro Tuesday where they are at;ending, college after being here for the funeral of Miss Perry's grand- "ather, V. W. Coleman. Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Wallace and sons of Exeter, Calif., spent last week end here with relatives. They formerly lived here. Joe Neil Davis and Dee Barger o! Chicago arrived Tuesday for a visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Qu Davis, and Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Barger. Miss Carol Burns of Memphis has arrived for a visit with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Buck Burns. Mrs. Jimmie Ozburn of Wardell was visiting friends here Monday. Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Jones and Miss Patsy Jones returned Tuesday from Gurdon, Ark., where they had attended a family reunion. Mrs. Ed Lawler was returned home Monday from Milan, Tenn., where she has been seriously ill in a hospital. She is now improved. Mr. v and Mrs. Ollie Barnes of Steele have had as their guest, their nephew, Lloyd Barnes of Tulsa, Okla. Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Cooper, who make their home in Fort Meyers, Fla., during the winter, are now at their home in Cooter for several months. Mrs. H. M. Bolton, Jesse Boltou, and Mrs. Ludie Pierce of Steele and daughters are visiting relatives in Tucker, Ga. Ree Terry, Sammie Wagster and Carolyn Rayder are spending this week at summer camp at Arcadia, a camp for young people of the Methodist Church. They were accompanied by Deaconess Grace Badget of Caruthersville. Mrs. Arnold Jones, who under- wen t a major operation at the Blytheville Hospital last week, was brought home Tuesday and is improved. Mr. and Mrs. James Ashcraft and son. Jimmy, formerly of Cooter, who have been making their lome with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Godwin, at Jackson, ;ince Mr. Ashcraft was discharged rom the Army in February, have moved into their new home in Jackson. Don Ashcraft of Cooter s visiting with them while he is employed in Cape Girardeau. Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Garrett went ,o Piedmont, Mo., Tuesday on business. Air Force Men Held by Reds? HONG KONG (/P) — A civil airways employe who returned from Indochina yesterday said five U. S. Air Force maintenance men stationed near Tourane have disappeared and are believed to have fallen into the hands of the Vietminh. The informant, who would no permit the use of his name, sal the five had gone swimming in a ri ver near Tourane and were kid naped, apparently by the Commu nist-led rebels. He had no additional details and did not know the men's names. The Civil Air Transport line has been flying C119s for the - French from air fields at Tourane, whid is on the coast of Indochina south of the Red River Delta. Stevenson Fires Volley at GOP Republican Party Called 'Incapable' of Governing Country DETROIT w _ Adlui Stevenson took shots at the Republican party yesterday while Michigan Democrats souRht 10 avoid political bloodshed m their own party. The 1952 Democratic presidential candidate's theme in his one-day tour through Lower Michigan was the Republican party of today is "incapable of governing the country." Michigan Democrats, faced with contests for two key posts in the Aug. 3 primary, were careful to avoid incidents among rival candidates in their party. Patrick McNamara. rival of former Sen. Blair Moody for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator, refused an invitation to accompany Stevenson on his tour. Moody jumped into the junketing Stevenson party and accompanied him in Lansing, Davison and Detroit. He skipped only a garden party sponsored by "Volunteer Democrats" in suburban Birmingham. Moody also took the opportunity o stand with Stevenson in a reception line for 3.000 Wayne, Oak- anci and Monroe County Democrats in Detroit's Masonic Temple. McNamara, attending only the Detroit function, refused the 'chance. Stevenson predicted the Demo- rats will win the House of Representatives next fall and said prospects were good for winning te J.S, Senate too. He said he did not think the Republican farm policy is "going in he right direction." Bobo Rockefeller Heads for Reno CHICAGO (JP) — Barbara Sear: (Bobo) Rockefeller headed for Reno today and a divorce from multimillionaire Winthrop Rockefeller. In a brief stop in Chicago late yesterday, the Cinderella bride of 1948 disclosed that her husband also is on the way to Reno to complete terms of a property settlement. Bobo refused to go into details of the settlement, which calls for Rockefeller to pay her 5 1 " million dollars plus a half-million-dollar trust fund. Hillary Returns CALCUTTA, INDIA (^—Everest ;onqueoror Sir Edmund Hillary, who ast month was reported stricken with pneumonia on a remote Hima- ayan glacier, returned to civilization lere yesterday. He appeared hale and hearty. Seven Children Hurt As Bus, Truck Crash TROY. N. Y- iff)— Seven children were injured yesterday when their school bus overturned after the bus and a dump truck collided just east of Troy. The bus was carrying 32 children to various schools. They left the bus through the rear emergency door and the windshield, which the driver knocked out. LINOLEUM SALE 9 Fr. Yd. Goodf—12 Ft. Yd. Goods —HEAVIEST QUALITY— 3 Day Sale 69 Sq. Yard The Best Price We Have Had in 20 Years! Hubbard & Son Furniture & Appliances Sat. Late Show 10:30 SUN., & MON. June 19,20,21 For The COURIER NEWS In Caruthersville, Mo. CALL EUGENE CARNELL Caruthersville 473 rom thej land of the Vikings- x the most beloved story In all adventuredom. <*» htKMtfclt m IN ems* * SnKOfWmt VWW ,,.. . ., 1AMU MUON-JANtT LfftN-MICRT mm Dairymen Seek Fair Trade Act LITTLE ROCK (/P) — Arkansas dairymen are going to ask Gov. Cherry to support a "fair trades" law governing wholesale and retail prices of milk in the state. The law, which will be sponsored by the Arkansas State Milk Distributors Association, is designed to prevent price wars on milk. Similar laws now govern the prices of cigarettes, liquor and many other commodities in Arkansas. L. B. Parker, president of the dairy association, said the bill will be submitted to Gov. Cherry after the summer's primaries. Methodists Study Decree BATESVILLE, Ark. WJ—A new Board of Social and Economic Relations, which probably will consider the problem of racial segregation, has been appointed by the North Arkansas Methodist Conference. The board is similar to the one appointed by the Little Rock Conference of the church last week. That board approved the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. The Little Rock Conference, covering churches south of the Arkansas River, later adopted its board's report. "Our bathroom is our beauty * secret" Time-tested materials and careful workmanship, guided by unexcelled engineering- experience, make Kohler plumbing a sound investment in health-protection and lasting satisfaction. The smooth, lustrous Kohler enamel finish of the Cosmopolitan Bench Bath is glass-hard, easy-to-clean. 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Mnsowski and 11 other officers and crewmen aboard the 8,207-ton tanker Praca, seized last October by a Nationalist gunboat east of Formosa, were granted political asylum yesterday. The skipper said a dispute with the political officer aboard the Praca would have meant 10 years in prison for him had he returned to Poland. And the other 11 refugees would have been jailed because they are his friends. Reports Claim Dewey to Retire ALBANY, N. Y. W»)—Republican leaders in the state today were reluctant to accept as final the increasing reports that Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey had decided not to seek re-election next fall. Although several high-ranking: members of the party were fearful that the reports were true, it was understood that they felt Dewey could be persuaded to yield to party pressure to head the ticket, once more. One imormed source said, however, that if Dewey announced his retirement from the office, it was unlikely that any amount of pressure would cause him to change his decision. Dewey himself declined comment. The political officer and 17 other crewmen are to be repatriated to Poland by the International Red Cross. BACKS BAN —Maj.-Gen. Kenneth D. Nichols, general manager of the AEC. has disclosed his recommendation in the Oppenhcimer security case. It supports the Gray board's finding that Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer is "loyal," but should not be retained as a consultant to the commission. LITTLE L/Z— 4-16 x~ The trouble with complaining i: you have only one leg to itand on while you kick. Better Business Noted in State PAYETTEVILLE. Ark. (fli— The low point in the current economic "re-adjustment" period has passed —at; least in Arkansas. The Arkansas Business Bulletin, a publication of the University of Arkansas College or Business Administration, says there has been an upswing in business since January. The upswing is especially notable in the volume of bank checks. The publication points out that the volume for January was 17 per cent below the corresponding month of last year. The volume for February was about even, and the volume for March was more than two per cent greater than Life insurance sales followed the same pattern as the bank checks. Hoyward Barker Suit near End BURBANK, Calif. (^ — Th» divorce trial of Jets Barker, Mekinf half of Susan Hay ward's wealth* may ond today. Superior Judge Herbert V. Walker presumably will take the oawi under advisement for time to afcidf the testimony. Barker, in contesting his movte queen wife's action, contends he !• entitled to half their community property. 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