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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIX-NO. 242 ' Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily New* IdBlsslppl Vtlley BlythevlUi Herald THK DOMIKAKT NEWSPAPER OF NORTCTA1T ' AHKAtHA* AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHKVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 1954 Soviet to Get German Plan Big Three to Present 3-Point Program at Berlin Meeting By 'JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Western Powers are plan ning to confront Russia with a three-point German peace program at the Berlin conference, if it appears that the Soviets show up with some serious intention to negotiate. Russian and Western attitudes to- One effect of the program worked out by the United States, British and French governments in a series of meetings recently concluded at Paris would be, in the view of Western officials, to wip out the communist East Cerma government. It therefore appears in advanc to be wholly unacceptable to th Soviets. Authorities here v o i c doubt that even a start can b made at Berlin toward developin a real compromise between th Gov. Cherry Won'tStump For Tax Plan Also Will Stay Out of Scrap For Senate Post LITTLE ROCK (AP) — With the statement, "It's up to the people now," Gov Francis Cherry said he proba bly would not campaign for his amendment which woulc tax property at full value. The governor also told his news conference yesterday that he would not enter into the expected U. S. Senate campaign between Sen. John L. McClellan and former Gov. Sid McMath. Cherry added that his opposition would be a determining: factor in how concerted his own campaign would be for re-election., The conference was televised by Little Rock station KETV. Cherry said he felt he had "fulfilled my obligation" in getting the Legislature to put the tax assessment amendment on the November general election ballot. Despite criticism of the proposed amendment, "nobody has come up with a better plan and nobody has said our present assessment system is good," Cherry said. No More Taxes The governor added that he believed the state is taxing: as much as it can now arid barring some major emergency he doesn't plan to propose any more taxes. He said, however, that he doesn't know what the 1955 Legislature might do. Turning- to the subject of electioneering, the governor said he felt that a governor shouldn't tnke time from the duties of his office to campaign. He s?id the (vpe of campaign See CHERRY on Page 7 ward Germany's future. Far-Ranging Talks There is now ample evidence, however, that the discussions between Western leaders and Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov will range far beyond the immediate problem of German peacemaking to embrace: 1. Some talk between Secretary of State Dulles and Molotov on Prsident Eisenhower's proposal for pool of atomic materials for peaceful uses and Russia's renewed call for a ban on atomic weapons. 2. Discussion among all the ministers — Molotov, Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Eden and the French foreign minister than in office of relations with Red China. That seems almost certain to lead into some talk of a Korean settlement and the war in Indochina. 3. Exploration by the West of the attitudes and intentions of Eussia's new Malenkov government. Dulles disclosed last week he was planning to discuss the atomic situation with Molotov. The Russians served notice in one of their notes on the Berlin meeting that ;hey would press for a subsequent Big Five session to include' Red ;hina. Atomic Exchanges In the meantime officials here expect some preliminary exchanges on the atomic problem between Washington and Moscow. • The Berlin conference, originally proposed by the Western Powers begin today, was delayed at Moscow's request until Jan. 25. U. S., British and French diplomats, at Paris meetings ending about two weeks ago, reaffirmed mention to demand that the Gernan peacemaking proceed by iese stages: 1. Holding of elections through- ut East and Wesfc Germany under onditions which would give the ferman people complete freedom ) vote as they wished.--The pur- ose would he to elect representa- See RUSSIA on Page 1 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT! Ike Gives GOP Leader Preview of Program •4-H COUNCIL OFFICERS — Elected to 1954 county 4-H council offices at the annual North Mississippi County 4-H banquet Saturday night were (from the left) Robert Earl Davis, presi- dent, Gosnell; Pasty Taylor, vice president, Leachville; Dotsene Poss, secretary, Gosnell; James Bevil, reporter, Gosnell; and Steve McGuire, Yarbro, song leader. (Courier News Photo) More than 110 4-H project winners, officers, adult leaders and guests were on hand in the Hotel Noble's Mirror Room Saturday night for the banquet. During the evening, the 4-H'ers received some $200 in awards from Mississippi County Farm Bureau as well as special awards from Delta Implement Co., Mississippi County Electric Cooperative (electric food mixer), Ark.- Mo Power Co., ($25 cash award and mixer) and P. D. Poster Co., ($20 gift certificate). Annual presentation of the Delta Implement award was made by L. G. Nash who gave a sterling silver cream and sugar set 'to the cham—'on boy and girl—Har- Sce 4-H on Tape 7 Air Force Moves Nearer All-Jet Goal By ELTON' C. FAT AP Military Affairs Reporter ' ' WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force, racing against growth of Russian air power, now has at least half its eet of strategic medium bombers composed of swift, high- .titude jet craft. And by the end of this year the last of the World War II design, conventional-engined B29 and B50 bombers may be gone from the medium wings, replaced- .by'^the atom BBrnb-toting aooingtSi'lSf These developments apparently figures in the recent decision to Negro First Missco Traffic Victim of'54 WILSON — First traffic fatality in Mississippi County 1954 occurred here Saturday night when a hot-rod •ashed into a tree, killing a Negro man and injuring his •ife and another occupant, according to E. F. Palton, state oliceman from Osceola. R. L. Hopkins, aboUl 40, fiver died Sunday morning of al in Memphis. The accident occurred when the McClellanLobs Hat Into Hot Senate Ring LITTLE ROCK 1,11 — Sen. John McCiellnn (D-ArlO has entered the ring for what probably will be the biggest political fight in Arkansas this year. The senior Arkansas senator fil:-d Saturday for re-election to the post he has held without serious opposition for 10 years. He signed both his corrupt practices and pavty loyalty pledges before ler-inj for Washington yesterday. The pledges are required for getting on the ballot in next summer's Democratic primaries—tantamount to election in one-party Arkansas. Declines Comment McClellan declined to make a statement, explaining that his ac- lic:i "speaks for itself." The senator, who will be 58 years old on Feb. 25, began his political career nearly 30 years ago as prosecuting attorney of the Seventh Juc""'a' District. He served two Sec McCLELlAN on Page 1 Osceola Memorial Hospital from a fractured skull, Rosa Lee Hopkins, about 30, of Driver suffered fractures of both legs and pelvis while Leo Robinson, about 36, of Driver received compound fractures of both legs. Rosa Lee Hopkins was trans' ferred to University Hospital In Little Rock and Robinson was taken to Kennedy General Hospit- Fossibly Rabid Dog Said Loose A possibly rabid dog was believed loose in the vicinty of Dell today, according to residents on the B. S. Simmons farm. A gray, female dog of partial German shepherd extraction was among" six or seven dogs bitten Saturday on the Simmons farm by an apparently rabid dog. This dog and the ones it t>it were killed but the female, a stray, escaped. The female was described by Mrs. Tom Bass as crippled in one hind leg. She said it gave birth to two pups before leaving the farm, car entered Wilson going south on Highway 61 and Hopkins lost control of the car. The car crashed into a tree at a speed, and it took high rate of two wreckers minutes to free the occupants, Trooper Patton said. Services for Hopkins will be conducted at Evadale Sunday with Jones Funeral Home of Marked Tree in charge. Arrangements were incomplete today. '54 Ford Trucks Due Wednesday New Ford trucks for 1954 will go on display here Wednesday at Phillips Motor Co., Broadway and Chickasawba. The five 1954 lines include 24 series and more than 220 models. ranging from 4,000 to pounds in rated gross 40,000 vehicle weight. New trucks added to the Ford ine this year include two tandem- axle series of gross combination weights up to 60,000 pounds, two rely less on manpower and more on air power to maintain the U. S. military position in the Far East. In 1B53, deliveries of all types of miltiaryj bianes from the.,aircraft Bfetf-Tuy Bulled about 12,if)t'" """* Accelierated deliveries coupled with crew training- during recent months, it was learned today, have enabled the Strategic Air Command to raise to between 8 and 10 the number of medium bomber wings equipped with B47s. A wing of that type normally contains 45 planes. 4 Heavy Wings The rapid increase in the Soviet Union's operating air fleet of jet and rocket-powered interceptor; has made more urgent the conversion of tile U. S. strategic fleet from the slow (400 miles an hour) jet planes. For long-range heavy bombardment the air force at present has about four Wings (30 planes each; of Convair B3G bombers. These huge planes can carry 40 tons of bombs of any kind, including hydrogen weapons, at moderate ranges and operate over a radius of more than 5.000 miles with lesser loads. Their speed has been stepped up to above 435 miles by adding four jet engines to the six piston engines which give the bomber its ultra-long distance. Delivery of the first production Items of the Boeing B52 heavy, all-jet bomber is expected to fitart next fall. That plane, while lacking the range of the plston-engined B36, flies faster than even the medium B47. To compensate for the high fuel consumption of the jet engines, the B52 is being equipped for mid-air refueling from tanker planes, thus extending its range substantially. Growing Power Presumably it was with these See AIR FORCE on Page 7 Humphrey, Reed Call Conferences On Tax Questions Group to Seek United Program For Republicans WASHINGTON m^-Secretary of .he Treasury Humphrey and Rep. A. Reed (R-NY) have a series of conferences to Daniel :ned to fashion a tax program on which Republicans can unite for The two leaders' conferred privately yesterday, met again at the White House today, and reportedly As 'Dynamic, Progressive' By DONALD SANDERS WASHINGTON (A P) — President Eisenhower gave Republican legislative leaders a detailed review today of his program for the new session of Congress, and House Speaker Martin (K - M a s s hailed it as "dynamic" anc "progressive." "We all think it is a program that will be well received by ai: elements of the country," Martin said as spokesman for the leaders. The White Hause conference opened a momentous and, busy week for the President. Tonight, he will go on radio and television at 9:30 p. m. (EST) (8:30 p.m. CST) to discuss what his administration has done so far and to outline the philosophy of the program he will recommend in the State of the Union message to be delivered in person to a joint Senate-House session on Thursday. General Outline That message will lay down the general outline of his legislative program. In a series of later messages, Eisenhower will deal with specific subjects. White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty announced the President will submit his 1854-1055 budget to Congress Jan. 21 and will follow it with the annual economic message on Jan. 28. Hagerty said Elsenhower will send Congress special messages recommending farm and labor law changes Jan. 11. Today's meeting with nine GOP congressional leaders and the cabinet was preliminary to a session tomorrow which will bring Democratic leaders to the White House scheduled further touchy tax issue. talks on the Reed, chairman of the lax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, already has called for more and bigger tax cuts than the Eisenhower administration has been willing to accept so far. May Determine Issue Just how far the two men get in trying to reconcile their positions will largely determine whether tax issues will become a major battleground within the OOP in this congressional campaign year. The 78-year-old Reed waged a spectacular but unsuccessful fight 'ast year against an administration request to extend the excess profits tax to last Friday, six months beyond Its original expiration dale. Both Reed and Humphrey, and their associates, say they are anxious to avoid another such head-on clash this year. The administration has postponed final decisions on many tax questions pending the all-important conferences with Reed and others this week. This is one reason why President Eisenhower will discuss taxes only generally In his State of the Union message Thursday, submitting program later. a more specific billing one with it. new cab-forward series and a 210 nch wheelbase school bus. En gines range from 115 to 170 horse and taking the other I power and "automatic trans'mtssion is available on light duty models. Imide Today's Courier News . • . Chicks Turn to Tough Scison Ahead After Loss t» Jonesboro In NBA Tournament Finals . . , Hot Stove League — Mid-Winter Baseball Series — Starts Today ... Sports . . . Pages » and A ... . . . Removing Korean Divisions Shows Our Good Faith . . . Editorials . . . Page 6 ... . . . Brlcker Amendment on Trealy-Makinjt Power May Brln/f Early Dispute' In New Congressional Session . . . Paue 5 ... . . . The Record Shop . .', Pane 12 . . . Horse Fails in Try for Freedom; Denied Asylum by Marines FIRST MARTOE DIVISION, Korea WT—U.S. Marines stationed along Korea's demilitarized zone said today they had denied asylum to a Communist horse. He was an old, dirty whit* horse, probably the descendant of a Mongolian pony. The horse was being worked by six Chinese just north of the crucial center line in the demilitarized zone. The Communists had tied a rope to his tall and the other end of the rope to » heavy metal container of. dirt. They were forcing him to pull the container with his tall. Two Marine demilitarized zone pollcmen, Cpl. H. E. Halfhlll «f Jonnellsville, Pa., and Pfc. Stanley K. Harried of Trenton, N. J. saw (lie horse give a sudden lunge and slip the ropn olf his tail. Then he bolted across the demarcation zone into Allied territory. "There he was In our territory," Halfhill said. "Harned and I doubted that he had the required credentials." The horse was obviously tired, but for 30 minutes the two Marines chased him across the countryside In their Jeep. When they finally caught him and radioed headquarters they were instructed to "give him to the nearest provost marshal." The nearest provost took one look and told don't want a horse." marshal them "I Th6n headquarters took over. "Take him back near the line, point him north and boot him in the rear," the Marines were told. Thnt's what they did. The horse galloped back into Communist territory where two Chinese hopefully awaited him. 14 Traffic Cases Bring $428 in Penalties Here Municipal Court collected a total of $493.'&0 this morning in fines and bond forfeitures in fourteen cases of traffic violations and one charge of assault with a deadly weapon In the city and county. Bill Palmer, Blytheville Negro, was fined $65 and costs on charge of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with hitting Hosay Patton, Negro, on the head with a wine bottle. Johnnie Tracey forfeited $18.75 bond on a charge of, having drivers license as did Wallace Lee Saxon on a charge of passing on a yellow line. J. W. Bennett was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail on a, charge of driving while intoxicated, while Robert Lee Turner forfeited a $120.75 oond on a similar charge. Every Hooker forfeited a $10 bond on a charge of having- Improper lights while Henry Daniels and Thomas Beard forfeited simi- ar bonds on charges of speeding. Forfeiting $19,75 bonds on charges of speeding were John M. {Unix, Jess W. May, Hugh V. MacMahon, Stanley Eaton, Prank Anderson, Ray P. Pollard and Roy Cunningham. Two Held Here For Burglary Charges of burglary and grand larceny were filed in Circuit Court Saturday by the Prosecuting Attorney's office against Earl Can r non, 23, and a 16-year-old Blytheville boy in connection with the $400 burglary of Hart's Bakery July 15. Both are being held in county jail with bond set at $1,500 each. They were arrested by county officers here Friday, according to Sheriff William Berryman. Cannon had been arrested for investigation following the burglary but was released on lack of evidence. along with Republican lieutenants. Congress convenes 'at noon Wednesday. Today's meeting ran 3'/2 hours. Martin declined to give any hint as jto what will be in the President's talk tonight or in his State of the Union address. Bead for Hour He said the legislators were given a "very interesting resume" of the President's program and discussed some of its aspects with the Cabinet members involved. He said the President took an hour to rend from the State of the Union address. Describing it as "a very good message." Martin said, "We all think it is a dynamic, progressive program and one that will be well received by all elements of tlie country." All Mill-tin would say fiboul the President's labor law program, understood to involve some revision of the Tan-Hartley Act, was that it looks like a good one." Rep. Daniel A. Reed (R-NY), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, who has warred with the administration on some phases of its tax program, sat in i today's meeting. When reporters asked him what he thought of the tax portions of the state of the Union message, Reed smiled and told reporters: See IKE on Page 7 Fog Spray Quells Store Fire Here By using fog spray nozzles, the fire department quickly brought under control a fire in the attic of Pickard's Grocery in the 1000 block on Chickasawba this morning. The fire, which started around a flue gutted half of the attic but did not get into the store, according to Fire Chief Roy Head. There was smoke and water damage to the store. A fire yesterday morning at 712 Henderson, caused by an oil cook stove, was put out after it had razed half of one end of the building. The converted barracks building being used as living quarters was owned by Ed Williams. KEUMON IN TOKVO - Cpl. Claude Batchelor, 22, of Kermit, Texas, captured by the Reds in Korea in mid-1951, smiles happily in a Tokyo Army hospital following his tearful reunion with his Japanese wife, Kyoko. Batchelor credits her letters with his rejection of Communism and has urged her to write to others of the 21 Americans still In a pro-Bed prison camp in Korea. (AP Wirephot* »J« radio from Tokyo) Freed G/, Japanese Wife Plan Honey moot TOKYO (AP) — Cpl. Claude Batchelor and his Japanes wife Kyoko happily planned a second honeymoon and a: evening of dancing at a Japanese night club when they hai a two-hour reunion at Tokyo Army Hospital today. Kyoko's love letters played important part in Batchelor's decision to ask repatriation from pro-Red prison compound in Korea. She said she planned to write tonight, at her husband's request, to three other Americans who stayed with the Communists. Batchelor arrived here yesterday after renouncing his decision o stay with the Reds. He and his wife were together for four hours ioon after his arrival at the hospital and she returned for a two- hour reunion today. Coin' Dancing Kyoko said her husband will be given a pass Wednesday and plans ',o have a dark blue suit made to take her dancing. Then, she said, they plan to visit resort for a second honeymoon. She said they discussed plans and decided to visit Batchelor's parents in Texas, then decide * * * where to live: "Personally, I. think he will i to come back to Japan," she said Batchelor asked his wife whethel| she had written letters to thre American prisoners he said migh be persuaded to return home. "I answered no, that I stayed awake last night thinking aboul what to write them," Kyoko said] "He said 'Okay, there is no bif hurry.' But I think I will writi tonight." Batchelor asked his wife not tell the names of the three Americans. Has Pretty Sister "One has a wife in the TJnitedl States, one has a mother there and one is a lone person With no fam-| ily," she said. "I suggested I wril .o the lone guy that my sister isl wetty and wouid like to' meet himj He laughed and said okay." * * » UN Reiterates Positioi On Release of POWs By JOHN RANDOLPH MUNSAN, Korea Iffl — The U. N. Commander, Gen. John E.l Hull, today blamed the Communists for the breakdown of prisoneff explanations and said without qualification that all anti-Red prison ers will be freed at midnight Jan. 22, To drive home the UNC demand taining control over the anti-Redl hat the captives be released "a of 12:01 a. m. Jan. 23," U. 3. Ma rines and engineers began string ing miles of barbed wire fences t channel the prisoners from neutra zone compounds to rail heads. South Korea's Foreign Ministe Pyun Yung Tai hailed Hull's stan as "just right." Hull reiterated the" U. N. Com mand's position in a strongly word ed letter to Lt. Gen. K. S. Thim ayya, Indian chairman of the Neu tral Nations Repatriation Commis si on. The U. N. commander blasted as one-sided and slanted a repor by Indian, Polish and Czech mem bers of the repatriation commis slon that accused the UNC of main Secrecy Prevails as Senators Meet Gouzenko MONTREAL lift — Strict official secrecy and thick Canadian Bnow covered the tracks of U. S. Sena- ors William Jenner (R-Ind) and Pat McCarrnn (D-Nev) today In heir quest for what Igor Gouzenko knows about Soviet spying in the United States. The two top members of the Sente Internal security subcommlt- ce, accompmanied by two aides, a rived here yesterday In a blaze of publicity for their secret meeting with the former Soviet code clerk whose 1945 flight from the Russian Smbassy In Ottawa revealed a Communist atom spy ring in America and Britain. After a news conference nnri a loseiy guarded, six-hour parley In the Windsor Hotel with Supt. J. R. Lemicux of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the senators and Lemicux slipped into an official car late yesterday afternoon and drove rapidly off into the snowstorm which blanketed Montreal. There was some specualtion that Oouzenko had been brought to the hotel for the interview, but the party's later departure seemed to indicate they were headed for a secret rendezvous. U. S. Ambassador Douglas Stuart also attended the hotel conference and left with the group. McCai'ran hivd told reporters the four-man U. S. team planned to •Hay In Cnnnda until "the mission Is completed." Jenner iild they hoped to be hack in Washington for the opening of Congress Wednesday., Jenner, the subcommittee chairman, said he and McCarran "are concerned with the Internal eecu rlty of our country." "We have 'information and leads and we hope that Mr. Gouzenko may be able to assist us In our work. We're here to find out all we can." Lemleux said no statement would be issued after the interview with Oouzenko. The Americans jrevloiisly had agreed reluctantly ,0 the Canadian government's demand that it should have control over what is published about the meeting. , prisoners. Denies Implication "The U. N. Command." Hull de-| dared, "categorically denies any! implication that we have attempt-l ed, in any way, to exercise con-F trol to the slightest degree over") the prisoners. He said the Communist high! command caused the collapse off the explanation program by: 1. Unreasonable and changing de-| mands for explanation facilities. 2. Refusal to accept reasonable! numbers of willing prisoners for| See POWs on Page 7 Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy Midi slightly warmer east and south! his afternoon; cooler northwest! tonight with lowest temperature! 28-34; Tuesday generally fair and! colder. MISSOURI —Partly cloudy thisl fternoon, tonight and Tuesday; [ warmer southeast and extreme I ast this afternoon; colder south-1 vest tonight. Maximum Saturday—.13. Minimum Saturday—32. Maximum yesterday—31. Minimum this morning—39. Sunrise tomorrow—7:08, Sunset today—5:03, Precipitation lust 41 houn M I'M m. today—none. Me«n temperature (mmwmf MtwMB Sh nnd. low)—40. Precipitation Jnn. I I* 4MC-MM. This Date l,in Vnr Maximum yesterday—41, Minimum yesterday—39. ' Precipitation Jinu.rj 1 M tttt M.

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