Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 21, 1952 · Page 1
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 21, 1952
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1M MNUC MTIHI1 , · 1W HMt CONCMN or h«s AP, Kinf unt NIA Fvoturtt Fiycttevllic ind vicinity dou6 with ihowen and thunder itdnM tonight anrf tomorrow. Tomorrow party cloudy and cooler. High temperature* yesterday «4; low M; noon today 74. VOUMH 90, NUMMR 190 rAvcniviuc. ARKANSAS. MONDAY EVfNMo,«mt 11, mt nvi cwTt Indian Bay Road Suit Opens In Pulaski Court McMoth Secretary " Denies Wrongdoing In Use Of Funds · Little Rock-;/P)-Pulaski Circuit Court today began hearing the c»se of the alleged road construc- . tion money which wound up in " Governor McMath's campaign .fund. ._· The civil suit, which was filed by Attorney General Ike Murry, is ·" an outgrowth of the recent investigation by the Highway Audit Commission of Arkansas Highway . Decartment operations. (Defendants are Henry Woods, executive secretary and '. former campaign manager for McMath, and State Highway Commissioner Charles Adams of Hughes. Murry alleges that Monroe Prospect Of Heavy Rains Presents New Problems For Flood Area Kansas City-WJ-Tricky \jeather posed new problems today along 70 miles of the flooded Missouri River, one of the world's most unruly streams. ·' " All the experts would say was that a chance of heavy rain 'exists. But they couldn't toll yet whether it would hit the Missouri Basin, especially the overloaded · area from St. Joseph, Mo., to Kansas City. '.-· -.Even if it rained a full nch in the Kaw Kansas Basin, they said, it would raise the Missouri at Kansas City only about a foot. That would still b? well below the level the - protecting dikes were built to stand. The Kaw, a fast-acting river, flood when it poured into the Missouri here last July. It's rolling along at a low level now. The downstream battle was not as spectacular as the fight to save Omaha and Council Bluffs last week, it v/as still a hard one. Men' still fought to confine the river which has driven thousands from was *hat gave Kansas City, Mo., I their homes and caused millions and Kansas City, Kan., their worst I of dollars damage. Murry Announces; McMath Expected To Follow Suit Methodist Student Movement Conference Closes With Election Of State Officers Miss Jacqtie Floyd, student, in · Henderson State Teachers College, County citizens raised nearly S3.- Arkadelphia, was installed -yester- . 000 for improvement of the Indian Bay Road and turned it over to Adams lor that purpose. Witnesses »t th« HAC hearings testified that checks representing this money came back endorsed by Woods as campaign manager. The attorney general seeks recovery of the money for the state. Both defendants have said they did nothing wrong; that' they did not know the persons who' raised the money intended for it to go to the state. The. Indian Bay suit was the first 'of .two resulting from the highway probe. Last week Murry filed suif reeking judgment of $10.850 from three men whom he accuses of conspiring to defraud the state on a Conway County highway nroiect. The defendants ire John K. Brown, former Highway D e p a r t m e n t purchasing agent; Conwty County Sheriff Marlln Hawkins and his father-in- law, Monroe Treadwell, I Morrilton dealer, Doctors Rap Steel Seizure 600 Attend Meeting Of State Physicians tittle Rock-(*)-The Arkansas Medical Society opened its 76th ·nhual three-day convention here today, with about 800 Arkansas physicians in attendance. The meetings actually started ·with a pre-convention session of the Arkansas Academy of General Practice here- yesterday. The AAGP adopted a resolution demanding a congressional inves r tigation of President Truman's seizure of the steel industry. The action was spearheaded by the Arkansas .-Democratic national committeeman, Dr. R. B. Robins of Camden. Dr. Robins also is ^president. of the American Academy of General Practice. the delegates heard Dr. Paul 'Williamson, University of Tennessee medical school faculty member, urge that schools teach the ·rt of being a family doctor. He raid that the shortage of rural physicians could be solved partially by training program for general practitioners. Dr. Harry E. Munay of Tcx- arkana. AAGP president, was in- artalled lit · banquet meeting last Western Electric Hen Remain Off Their Jobs . New York-m-A strike by 6,000 Western Electric Company em- ploye* was the only unsettled tnijor telephone wsge dispute today, but it carried a threat to phone service in 28-cities in 21 atates. The Western Electric tieup entered Its Uth day, with five other telephone walkouts settled by compromise agreements. The six itrlkes, all by the CIO Communications Workers of America CWA, started simultaneously but volved -separate contracts. An agreement was reached yesterday in San Francisco ending the CWA walkout against the Northern California-Nevada af- flltite of the Bell Telephone System. The agreement provides a I5-cent hourly wage boost for 6,9M itrlking worker*. Poultry Market -- Th* poultry market today a* reported by th* UnlrenltT of Ar- kantai inttltut* nf Selene* «nd Technology and th* Dairy and Poultry Market New* 8*rtle* of th* U. * Department of Agriculture. Nnrthweit Arkansas area: Market weak; 'demand light; offering* reported excessive it moot point*; kutft M trifling centered on 14 cents; price* f.n.b. firm reported to t p. m,--broiler* ind fryer* ill day as president of? the Arkansas Methodist student Movement a the MSM ended a three-day con ference here. She succeeds Bil Henderson of the University. Other officers, elected Saturday are Benny Kittrell, sophomore In the University,, vice president Miss Sarah Workman, freshman in Hendrix College, Conway, secretary; Miss La Rue Hawkins Arkansas Tech, Russellville, treas urer; and Charles Cook, Southern State College, Magnolia, publicib director. ' The group created a new posi tion of director of the 1953 conference and elected the Rev. Jack Winegeart, minister to students at Central Methodist Church here to It. Na"meri to the boards of the two Arkansas Methodist conferences were Bussy .Teague, Pine Bluff, and Bobby Watson, Tuck- crman, both students at Hendrix. The conference adopted a resolution Saturday afternoon asking the church conferences to employ a full-time MSM ' director.. The Rev. James Upton, Conway, now is part-time director. The.cpnference opened Friday. Two hundred students'attended, representing the University and Hendrix, Arkansas State Teachers, Henderson · State Teachers, Arkansas A. and M., Southern State, Arkansas Polytechnic, Arkansas State, Phllander-Smith and Arkansas A. M. and N. college*. Conference host* were the Central Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation. Plan To Reduce Business Costs Proves Failure Fort Smithi Ark.-W-Here's one way to start-·« business.. Two women are being held for questioning in the theft of towels, bed 'linens, shower curtains, rugs and curtains from a motel in nearby Van Buren.- Chief of Police Voll Russell said the wo«nen.told him they stole the goods because they wanted to open a motel of their.own. They were captured after a wild, SO-mile automobile chase across the. Arkansas river bridge into Fort Smith. The women finally were stopped when police shot out the rear tire of a trailer attached to their car. Museum Buy* Vclume London-(^P)-The British Museum paid 1,320 pounds ($3^96).. total for a first edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" which Author Le.vis.. Carroll considered so poorly produced he had it withdrawn from circulation. 1 (By The AiwKlatcd Press) Attorney General Ike Murry made his long-expected announcement as a candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination last weekend, and . speculation is that Governor McMflth v.'ill come out for renomination to a' third term this weekend. Murry went back to his h o m e city of Fordyce to formally declare that he's a candidate. He was the fifth to announce. McMath's friends say- the governor, under fire as a result of Highway Department scandal exposures and the release of three lifers from stale prison, will make his -announcement at Magnolia Saturday nighl. McMath will have competition for political attention from the Republicans, who will 'hold their Lincoln school tonight at 7 o'clock,! annual state convention at Little Harrell Hall, chairman of the ! Rock Friday and Saturday. Chamber of Commerce Area Do- j While the expected.McMath an- velopment Committee which has I n o u n c e m c n t Probably will be of charge of the meeting, announced ' j" 0 TM- '"'f^ i" Democratic A'" Good Neighbor Dinner Set Sixth In Series To ' Be at Lncoln Tonight Fayettev'ille's sixth Good neighbor Dinner-will be held at the today. Roy Adams of-Fayettevllle will be the toastmaster at-this meeting and . the welcome talk from Lincoln will be given by Sterling Pitts. Heydon Lewjs, chairman .of the Retail Merchants Committee, will respond to this welcome. A summary.and survey of the school situation in Lincoln will be presented by Pat Ryan, superintendent of Lincoln schools, and Wade Bishop, Lincoln postmaster, together with other residents of Lincoln, will present a survey of the Lincoln area. Hall will sum 1 marit*. the program at the end. 'The program will be broadcast by radio station KGRH from 8 to 8:30 p..m. , I kansas, the Republican convention v.'ill draw more interest nationally. That"' is because ' of. the battle for delegates to. the Republican National Convention being waged throughout, the country between those who* want the GOP presidential nomination for Sen. Hobe r t . T a f t uf Ohio and those who seek it for Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. Arkansas is no exception. Eisen_ , hower backers have said they'll eran'j Hospital by a Nelson's em- m.k. .,, ,n_«... ri.u, ,·_ --- "-- ' ' Stanley Andrews To ~ Head Point Four Wa*hinglon-(*)-President Truman today nominated Stanley Andrews, Arkansas editor, to head the Point Four program »s technical co-operation administrator. Andrews was named to succeed Dr. Henry G. Bennett .of Oklahoma who was killed in an airplane accident.In the Middle East just before Christmas, 1951. The 56-yeatrold Andrews, a" former assistant to" Bennett, has been associated editor of the Arkansas Democrat at Little Rock since 1948. Before he took his Point Four job, Andrews had served in · two iobs with the Department of Agriculture and as an. aide in the State Department dealing with agricultural affairs. One of those assignments was as general agent of the Farm Credit Administration Office at New Orleans. ... ... .. The Point Four program', is the government's p l a n o give economic assistance to underdeveloped countries. It is'operated'under he Stats Department. Injured Driver Faces Charges In Accident Two Truckers Escape As Passenger Car Crashes into Cob An accident involving n loaded scnM-trailcr and a passenger vehicle late Saturday night on High- v.'ay 71, south of Winslow, resulted in approximately $5,000 damage and injury to one' person- Injured wa? Henry Hyden. Jr., 20, of Springdale, driver of the passenger,car, who suffered a torn knee cartlege when his late model I sedan swerved against the center iamden wheels of the tomato- laden truck at ?.!out 11:15 Saturday night. . The sheriff's, office, said today that charges of speeding and failure to yield the. right-of-way have been filed against Hyden. He will fnce trial after his release from the hospital. The c o 1 1 i s i o n, according to ! Deputy Sheriff LeonjM Jones, I who investigated, broke the brake | cables to the rear wheel* of t h e ! tri'ck, blow out two of the truck's tires and bent the frame of the cab three feet to one side, breaking one section of it. The brakeless truck continued down the winding' Winslow hill foi more than a half-mile before its driver, Leroy Gazaway, 45, of Joplin, Mo., could bring it to a halt with the front \vhe?l brakes. During its trip down the mountain following the accident' the truck's trailer was attached to the cab only by a safety chain and the unbroken portion of the cab fr,ime. David Depvie, 41, %lso of Jopiin, was a passenger In the truck. He and G*r.away escaped without injury. ' Hydcn's car crossed the high- ivay and skidded over 140 feet wfore stopping on its side in a ditch. Hyden wa:. thrown from he car as it st.nck the ditch. Me was found about 15 feet from his automobile, and taken to the Vet- Proposed Cut In Steel Operating Funds Hit By President Truman ~H(am$ Action Guards Priion Rioters make an all-out fight in an effort to capture the four dclegates-at- large whom the state convention will name. Wallace Townsend, Republican national' committeeman and the leading Taft spokesman in Arkansas, has said he believes the Ohio senator is first choice of the six delegates already selected by congressional districts. One other district delegate still is to be selected this week? giving Arkansas 11 votes in all at the national meeting. Taft will make the keynote speech at the Arkansas convention, but is not expected to take an active part. Murry announced his candidacy at a $10 a plate dinner which Fordycc and Dallas County supporters arranged. Some 200 persons bought tickets. Sponsors said net proceeds would go'to start a Murry campaign fund. Murry promised that if elected governor he would give "the best and cleanest state government that it is within my power to give." T h e attorney general--who'll reach his 39th birthday on May 8 -^criticized McMath. He recalled the recent Highway Audit Com- missic t declaration that dishonesty, waste and extravagance had existed in .the Highway Department. ."The governor," Murry asserted, "said hf was going to make a startling 'disclosure, of "what .was behind the''commission's cold, crisp indictment of his administration but to date he has not done bulance. Hospital attendants reported hit condition is food this morning. Damage to the truck was mti* mated at $4,OW and to Hyden'i car at ii.OBB. ' Malvern Farm Blaze Claims Finfc VknM Little Rock - (Iff - Thirteen- month-old Otis Ray Graves died in a Little Rock hospital yesterday, becoming the fifth victim of » home fire near Malvern. The child's mother, Mrs. Homer Graves, two brothers and a sister died previously of burns suffered in the April 12 trsgedy. His father also was burned and Is in a critical condition. ; The Graves home In the Gourd Neck community, nine miles northwest of Malvem, was destroyed by fire-after an explosion believed to have been caused by a child kindling a stove fire with kerosene. Watching And Waiting jvetffclef one. lot reported i^ r .!!LE!!'V. v ' i IUn '£Li*f!? rk ! r '/D"! °"'* n »i k(!Jn « · Ionf| v witch at M« 1M\ 'tel^hnne 'port i»op L"?,^SS! ?J2* r ..*!rt il i J* 1 ?. * l "*"B *r TM* f . ln . Co ' mc " »"'»«. !«-». PI«U *.m the mini W h±T 7"lrS ,«?·? " "«· t"° '««' Wow'th; e^ied'cmt o f l h V M rive? n*r«. In hit hand he hold* an orarge, pin of hl» breikMst »erved or the levee. (AP Wlrephoto). American Woman Slain By BamUs In Bangkok Bangkok-(^P)Thai bandits shot and killed an American woman missionary and wounded her husband Friday in a ' r a i d on the young couple's church in northeastern Trailand. ' Paul Johnson, flown here yesterday for removal of several pellets from his adbomcn, said nine bandits raided the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Banglon Province. Mafai village, Udorn He said he and his wife were opening services when the bandits walked in and fired with' homemade shotguns. Mrs. Johnson, wounded, ran outside and fell dead of chest wounds. The Johnsons, completing four and one-half years of duty, were scheduled to depart for the United States in June. Sabre .Pitoh Destroy Seven Conmwnisl MIGs Seoul, Korea-(*)-U. S. Sabre Jet pilots today shot down s e v e n and damaged six Communist MIG jets, the Fifth Air Force *n- nounced. U. S. losses were k.e p t secret. The Air Force siid (he Ru»ai»n- m»de jets were b.igged In three separate »erl*l duels Involving 100 Red planes. The day's biggest fight produced America's 11th jet ace--Capt, Robert J. Ixive of San Bernardino, C»|lf. He shot down two MIC* In a battle Involving 2« Sabre* «nd 50 MIG*, the Air Force laid. Arkinsan--Sbowerx thl* after- won, tonight and tomorrow. Local lhund«ritormi thii afternoon and tonight. No Important temperature change*.' A gi:«rd at the New Jersey Pifi«on Farm hVRiihway, N. J., point* · gun into the courtyard of the farm where 232 rioting convict* teited nine guards «s hostages and- barricaded themielve* In * dormitory. The rioters apparently were demonstrating In sympathy with M prisoners *t the New Jersey SUte Prison In Trenton who art In their fourth d*y of siege. Rioting Confers Control rUH Of Big Destroy Jackierv . onen eia*d control of lani *M- lloni at the big Southern MBh'lf»n State Priton :^ay and iS"one building on fire in a continuation of an outbreak that began Sunday night. ." · " - , Meanwhile at Bahway, -', N. J., the superintendent of JUhway State Prison said thl* morning "I am very' hopeful" that the end of a four-day prison mutiny of 231 convicts i« about to end. The Rahway convicts revolted first, and may have encouraged the Michigan prisoners. Hunger and thirst were the chief allies of prison officials In restoring order. "I know they're having a meeting in there because 1 heard the whistle blow," said Superintendent William Lagay. "I really think something Is ing the day. . going to de I don't wa o develop dur- nt to raise any false Jiopw but t am very hopeful," The bulk of the Michigan State Police force was rushed to Jackson to guard the beleaguered institution and prevent a n y - possible mass escape attempts. Half a dozen prison guards had been injured as the rlo.tirjg spread into mid-morning. The quartermaster building, containing clothing, was set ablaze. .-State Police used-tear gas to. keep some of the. rioters from breaking into other cell blocks. Meantime, another group broke 'nto the prison theater, seized musical instruments and paraded in the yard. At 11 a. m. officials reported they had'secured Control of about half (he prison. .Many, prisoners had hern returned to cells. A reported "several hundred, however still were rioting. They" were ,, ,. breaking windows and raiding. Thirty-three persons The butcher shop also was set ' Youths Use Five Stolen Autos In Three-State Trip A'three-state car it eating binge that involved five automobile* ended this morning in Fort Smith for a pair of run-away youth* from DCS Moines, low*. The pair, identified by. Fort Smith police as David Wood, 15, and Van 'Sheffrr, IS, began their spree at Odessa, Kan, They'drove a car stolen there to. Goodman, Mo., where they abandoned It In favor of another stolen automobile, police said. ' · · . ' ' . They then traveled to Springdale where they changed cars and drove to M?vitainburg. At Mountainburg they again abandoned', the car In which they were riding, stealing, another for the trip to Fort Smith. The Fort Smith police apprehended them early thli morning. · . . Entire Nation Seizure Of Industry Defended In Letter By Alvin Berkley , . Wa»hington-(P)-Pre*lderit Truman told the Senate tod«y if it restricts u»e of government fund* for operation of the *eiied iteel mill* It may retult In "Paralyiing the operation* of the government In an emergency." In a letter to Vice Preildent Barkley, the president hit out vlg- orouil.r at Republlcan-»poh»or*d move* to deny ariy fund* for government operation of the mill*. He Hid enactment of the GOP propoiali might lead to a 'complete shutdown In iteel and "immediately reduce the aoOlty of our troop* in. Korea t* defend · thenuelvw igalnit attack,* .. Further, t.'t* ptnMent canton*. ed, much of the debate oil to* matter ha* been of "ettreae and mat- leading character." He warned: "-'' "If th* Comaaunlate ttag* «*·'' other offeruiv* In - Korea tbti Ipring the nice*** or failure of that offanilve mtf w*tt. depend em whether or not we have kept Mat tteel mill* In aiMiKim Thl* I*'·:» -. con*ld*r»tloi ·*·» *«d atvn tb* draaik tttact a would hM* «·:* effort,":'.'- .' VS MM in a IBJMXI Ag»il MM ' ' ''-' ' ' **witt tbv'. thM UM Ma* N ftrnrHNOl Uoh « itM itMl'null* wtM Otor- wtihly dtiMftftal to BM; tad ihtt I wanted to HI it tnaW m MM »· poadbk." · ' : The prtrttont w«Bt «« OMB t* elulleaf* Contrm to cfme up with t better wty to d*«l with the tlttutkn crated by the iteil dUpute if It do** not Ilk* what he haa don*. · Ht Mid Congr*a» could "reject the coune'of action I have fallowed" but that be did not b*li*v* it could "meet It* ntpouibUrba ·imply by following a cours«~of negation. lacing Cars Kill Four At Buenos Aires Track Buenos Aircs-WD-Two racing cars ripped Into- a crowd at San Juan, Western Argentina, yester- , day, »nd killed a policeman, two ,, were rioting. They were j photographers anri - a reporter. | . nir Wtnnnwc nnH rai'Hino TW:-».. L._~- i--._ i' afire. Some prisoners volunteered to fight the blaze.- They were equipped with gas - masks and hand extinguishers to do the job. A night-long muting of some of the prison's toughest criminals touched off a series of'new disturbances after daybreak. Knur prison guards were held'as hostages. State troopc-rs encircled pitalized with serious Injuries. After Julio Cnstellano, winner of the Gran Promio Clrcuito, roared across the finish line, the crowd surged forward and the second and third place finishers were unable to avnid crashing into it. the Congreaa ibould do ·more than limply ttU n* what t thould do. It ibould pan affirmative legialation to provide'a conitructlve count of action looking toward .a Mlution of thi*- matter which will be in lic interest." Hi* letter to Barkler reminded the Mnatori, too, that he had indicated hi* wiliinfncM to "cooperate in developing *ny hagiili- llve propoul* the Cunav in might with to coiuider" for dealing with the stee! cri*i». 'The message WM lent to Barkley while Truman continued hi* crulte kboard toe preaideotial yacht Willlanuburg. '. Meanwhile, Nathan Feiiuinger, chairman of the Wage Slablliia- tion Board, and Elli* Arnall, price stabilizer, met at the White HOUH w i t h the National' Advlaory Board on mobilization policy for .a discussion of the iteel situation. no! "l John R. Steelman, aide to Truman, is no?/ acting chairman of the advisory board. Republicans spoiuoring the more to cut off fund* for government operation of the *te*l laduatty claimed growing Democratic *up- port. and (car gas, took stations on the prison roof. In-wrecked Block 15. the Iso- I n f l a t e d block where the most dan- AH Force Te Akdbk walls outside. Another JH troopers] serous criminals are confined,] armed with sub-machine c u n s u h e were held prisoner*. Acheson To Visit Europe Iff Miy To Pwce Trwly With Western Germany Bonn, Germany-MVU. S. Sncre-1 European Army Treaty . will t* l«ry of State Ian . chenon hasj re»rty for signing at th* **me time. Informed Chancellor .Konrnd Ad enauer he wlil come to Europe between May 10-20 to sign the peace contract with West Germany, government Kiurcen uld today. ' - , Bonn, The Hague anrt Part* have all been mentioned as po"lnle plare* for iignlng the contrid. Artmiuer *ald l»«t month the Ml Three foreign mlnliteri would nun* to Bonn tor the ilgnlng. Since then the proipret hi* developed (hat the related lix-nitlon The original plan wa* to tign thl* treaty In Part*. Now It ha* been *ugft*ted, that If both document* an ready for ·ignlng, the ctttirantti take place In rme place--either Bonn or Paris-- to uve Urn*. The Hague been fUfjTMUd *lao a* · "neutral" tpM. W«t «IUR** G e r m a n Mid government *tnt Arten«*a» « janonal htter ii 0 "?? £** · rTivt l «. " 1 1* a t»-daj UgA W*thlngton-*).Th* Air rant ha* a new plan, ·ffectir* Juo* 1,. for determining whan and how long flier* ihould be MrtCMd to foreign duty. An Air fore* untiagantll **M ft will aboluh th* i many point* for

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