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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUC* rwx«TKT 4 Xirp KTFUIO13 A nffiii .•».— VOL. XLVH—NO. 28 Blythevllle Daily Newt Blytheville Courier « Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald General M'Arthur Rests at Waldorf AfterGreatOvation NEW YORK, April 21. (AP)—The tumult of history's greatest ovation at an end, Gen. Douglas JlacArthur rested today, leafing through & slack of invitations from all ovei Amwica. THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1051 There are other cities for the five-star general to conquer If he wishes — Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, to name tlie larger ones. But none can pay him greater tribute lhan he got here yesterday when 7,500,000 persons sent thunderous cheers echoing to the masonry peaks of tins skyscraper wonderland. Mac-Arthur's immediate plans --------- ----- ., ...... ,,,i,.i,n. s-mercan ar, was were not made public. He, Ills wife given a hero's welcome in New York -- . , and 13-year-old son were secluded . se on the 37th floor of the Waldorf- a pattern down through the years »„,„,,.. „_,_, Astoria Hotel. However, he tentatively visit Chicago next week. If he goes there, he has been isked to slop at suburban Maywood. III., where a memorial immortalizes 100 lanknicn who died in lhe World war n defense of Balaan. MacArthur also Ls committed to vetting his wife's home at Mur- ^Jiboro, Tenn. But no date for that trip has been announced. MacArlhur Is expecled back in Washington late in the month to testify before a congressional inquiry into far eastern military and foreign policy. . Blller Debate Regan His sharp split with President Truman over Par Eastern policies cost him his Pacific command and touched off a bitter debale that may last until the 1952 elections. "We shall never forge it." MacArthur said , yesterday of lhe historic welcome paid him by New York's millions. The genera! emerged from the Waldorf-Astoria shortly after li a. m. (EST), buttoned to the neck in his familiar trenchcoat and wilh his famed gold-braided hat on his head. From that instant, all New York went wild in a tumultous carnival of joy lhat lasted unbroken for lour hours. , There never was anything like it before as massed humanity shouted. »'ept and waved the general along his 15-mile parade route. Ticker tope by. the. tons swirled down on MicAttnur and his parti then was caught up by the wind 1 € went iv lnkrhrg,.off'Ai-rosR fh* in Xft-ThrlshUlTafc'griHhgtwi * - " Jtlls f ' ' 4J rf J> 1'irule. V is " It was the greatest of all '.he ticker-tape parades thai for generations have been a trademark ol New York's hero welcomes. Thi police estimate of lhe crowd macie it nearly twice as large a s the 4.000,000 culminated „ „_„ plans to geant of all for MacArthur. ., spectators who turned out for Charles A. Lindbergh In 1927 and again /or Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1945. "This is the greatest city in the world," said MacArthur in frank amazement at the 'spectacle' o f thousands before city hall. ' Then, letting his mind drift back through the years, he went on: "The tremendous reception you have given me recalls a .somewhat Street Widening Bids Due Monday Bids for a contract for widening of seven Blytheville strcels are lo •B\oixmcd publicly al 2 p.m. Mon- VTfy In the Municipal Courtroom in City Hall. The bids for the 555,000 to 500,000 project will be accepted until 2 p.m. Monday. Funds for the widening work arc to be obtained from the city's parking meter fund. Most of Walnut Street and parts of Six. Seventh. Eighth. Franklin.. First and Sycamore Streets are; scheduled to be widened this sum- i nier. similar homecoming in which I participated as a cadet from West Point, long ago. "It was Admiral Dewey's ret-urn from (he war In the Pacific. Tin. years have passed, indeed, since then but lhe hospitality ol New York seems only to have grown with lime." Admiral George Dewey, hero of the Spanish-American War, was '" 1898— a. noisy greeting (hat set EIGHT PAGES STRANGERS—A tiny lamb (right foreground) gazes wouderlngly at the surroundings at tlie H. C. Knappcnberger farm near Number Nine. This is a US-head sheep herd he is raising at his farm as an experiment. part of Mr. Knappcnbeiger's SINGLE COPIM nYB CEXT» Yank Troops Encounter Heavy Red Resistance Defense of Chorwon Bastion Is Stubborn TOKYO, April 21. (A!')—Allied troops slammed iiKiiinst. heavy resistance today in their drive on the Red Korenn bastion of Cliorwon. A U. S. Kit'lith Army commumiiue Saturday night said Chinese lories were stubbornly defending hill positions south and southwest of the transport !uil>. Chonvon is 18 miles north of the border in west central Korea. Oil Up Your Guns, Boys, There,s A Woolly Traitor in Cotton Land Allied artillery overshot the front and spread explosive death among several large groups of Reds mov- By GtORCE C!,,\IIK (Courier News Staff Writer) Get out your shoolin' irons, boys, there's a traitor in our midst. A dern wool in our cotton kingdom. But before you organize a necktie party, it might be best lo explain that the wool grower is by means an enemy of cotton. He's just experimenting. grower has popped up HUHI«U up 17 Lost, 22 Missing After Ship Wreck NEW ORLEANS, April 21. (/rj—Seventeen seamen were known dead ami 22 others were missing and presumed dead today in the collision of two lankers that set both ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico 200 miles south of Morgan City, La. Marine records indicate it is the greatest disaster olf the U.S. coast since 84 lives were lost in the'col- lision, of an American tanker and freighter off the Atlantic coast on IUIID 6. 19.43. Il) yesterday's pre-dawn collision during heaij fog, the 10.0DO-ton * iASO^Orecnsboio and the 26,500-toii [£ r »!g;S^iker bsso Suez crashed, ex-' •pVded^ »nu burst into flames. •" Only >one man among the 44 man crew of the Esso Suez was killed iii the collision but another, unidentified, died of burns. Three other men on the Suez were burned. All the other dend were aboard the. .flaming Greensboro, carrying 42 men. The bodies of fifteen men from the Greensboro were recovered and five survivors from the Greensboro were picked up. Pour ol - these nine—two from the Greensboro and two from tile Suez—were flown to Corpus Christi. Tex., for medical attention. Able bodied Seaman John A. Hor- toil of C.impridge. Mass., one of j four injured men on the Suez flown to Corpus Christ!, said: . -"There was a., hell of an explosion. '. /•?-... .,"I couldn't see anything. The minute we hit. there WHS nothing but smoke and flame. I don't think those guys (on the Greensboro) had a chance." • Tills morning two Coast Guard planes, two. Navy planes, two Coast Guard cutters and the EF.SO Burl- inglon searched the disaster area for any bodies that might still 'be recovered, or possible survivors nol already picked up. * 'One Opened a Door and Was Burned Alive/ Seaman Relates CORPUS CHRISTT. Tex.. April 21. M> y — "There was a kid there, got burned standing up." Seaman Leroy Fay of Baltimore stared out of the bandages that covered him from head to foot. Through puffed and swollen lips, he told of death and agony 3 Youths Fined For Food Thefts Wecfher Ridge Trio Fined $25 and Costs In School Burglary Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy scattered showers in east and ecu- C O O I, K R tral portions this afternoon and in extreme east portion early tonight Cooler tonight. Sunday cloudy and _Jsoiiri forecast: Showers anrt thunderstorms today with thundcr- stoims locally severe southeast this afternoon; mostly cloudy, showers thunderstorms east, cooler except extreme southeast tonight' Sunday mostly cloudy east, few showers extreme southeast in forenoon; colder east and south: low tonight 50-55 southeast; high Sunday 55 south. Minimum this morning—55. Maximum yesterday—78. Sunset today—6:37. Sunrise tomorrow—5:20. Precipitation 24 hours to today—.40. Total since Jan. 1—17.62. rtean temperature (midway tiv.i r.jli and low)—66.5. -, mean temperature Three young Milligan Ridge cousins were nncd S25 and costs each on recommendation of the prosecuting attorney in Municipal Court this morning on charges of petit larceny. They are Billy Martin, 20. Prcn- tis A. Martin. 17, and Jerry Lee Martin. 18. Tlie three cousins, along wilh three younger Milligun Ridge youths, we:- arrested Thursday by Chief of Police Lee Baker of Manila for the theft of a quantity of j groceries from the Mitligan Ridge school Wednesday night. The three younger boys have been turned over to juvenile authorities. In other aclion in court this morning, w. L. Oldham forfeited a ) bond on a charge of speeding. 1 a.m be- for Hlls Dale Last Year Min: im this morning—37. Maximum yesterday—65. Precipitation January to this -27.15. New York Stocks AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Beth Slcel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester J C Pcnnev .. Republic Steel '.'.'„ Radio Socony Vacuum ... Studcbaker .. Standard of N J Texas Corp date F«ir< 'U S Steel "' 154 64 41 7-8 56 1-2 80 3-8 116 54 3-4 53 3-8 72 19 3-4 34 1-8 66 43 1-2 19 3-8 aboard the (anker Esso Greensboro after it smashed into another tanker in a heavy gulf of Mexico fog yesterday morning. "When the ship exploded I was laying in my bunk. Flames came pouring through (he port hole. "You should have heard all those guys screaming and hollering for help. Everybody tried lo run lopsidc. Quick as they did they were burned alive." Pay was one of four survivors flown here for treatment at the naval air station. He was one of the few among the Orcenstoro's 42 crewmen who escaped. John W. Rohom of Mobile. Alii., was another. Two crewmen of the Esso Suez, tile other tanker in the smashun. were brought here. They wcu 'A.i, E. Bnvles. New York- City, and John A. Horton of Cambridge. Mnss. "I Opened u Match" He is H. C. Knappcnberger, president of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, and he has 115 head of sheep grazing in a pasture on his farm near Number Nine. Mr. Knappenberger hopes to prove through his experiment that sheep can be profitable even in col- ton country. And In a few weeks, if everything goes according to the script, he should have a fair-sized check for ills wool as proof. Mr. Knappcnberger bought the sheep last September, turned them into a pasture and fattened them during the winter months. Right nov it's shearing time at lhe Knappenberger farm, and in a few days the fuzzy coats of the sheep will be on (he way lo market at St. Louis. And Now lias Lambs j And he has several tambs that he hopes to sell for slaughter. But. Mr. Knappcnberger Isn't suggesting that every farmer rnh'-out and buy 100 head of sheep. He's not, even hinting at 'it. As staled before, lie's just experimenting a little. Sheep raisers and Agriculture Department agencies frown on the Mississippi River delta as a sheep- raising area. Mr. Knappenberger knew that when he bought the sheep. But he still wanted lo experiment wilh them. j Mr. Kmppenherger's herd is not! the first sheep ever raised in the! county. A number of other cotton i farmers and livestock men have' tinkered with the same idea. In fact, there are other herds in the county right now. Clem Whistle lias a small herd on his farm south of Blythevllle and the Lee Wilson Company at Wilson has been raising sheep for a number of years. Raising sheep isn't loo expensive, Mr. Knappenbergcr pointed mil. Their diet consists mainly of corn, hay and soybean oil, all of whicli can be acquired right here in Mississippi Comity. And they are good pasture stock. In one sense, they will help pastures because sheep will eat weeds and vines that cattle and hogs won't touch. (But they also will eal col- ton stalks.) Shortage of Shearers One of the bad features aboutj sheep raising in this area is the' —Courier News I'liolo , KING-SlX.Kl) IIAIKCIIT-L. N. Hochsteiler, veterans instructor at Lake City High School, Is shown shearing one of the cwe.s in Mr Knappenberger's herd. It lakes about 20 minutes to shear a normal-sized sheep and It yields between six and nine pounds ol nn-proccsscd wool Asian Military Views Said in Smoke-Screen' WASHINGTON, April 21. (API-Senator Hickenlooper (R Iowa) accused the administration today of '"smoke-screening" lhe issue of who. (her the high command ever',shared Gen. Douglas Mai-Arthurs' mill- lary views on the Korean War": ing south to reinforce or replace battered Communist elements north of the Hwachon Reservoir. The big guns killed an estimated 275 lieils in day-long shnrpshooting with ponderous missiles. Several other Red troop conccn- iralions were spoiled fleeing north in panic. Allied wnr pin nes pounded other Red units north of tlie reservoir. They met some Communist antiaircraft fire. Allied troops drove north through the town of Hwachon, at the western end of the reservoir, without meeting n single soldier. Substantial (Jains Made The Allies straightened their line from Hwachon due west. They made substantial gains against almost no opposition. Lt. Gen, Eane K. Partridge, U. S. Fifth Air Force commander said his Incllcul air unit had killed or wounded more limn 100,000 Reds since the slart of the wnr June 25. The casualties represent the equivalent of 10 lo M communist divisions Counterallncking Reds broke through Allied lines south of Chor- won Friday night but U. S. troops beat them off with fists and rifle butts. The Red allack. with hand grenades and automatic weapons, enr- ncd through Allied lines at one point. It separated two Allied elements and forced one 1). N. company back lo reform. Early Saturday the company fought back up Ihe 1,500-fool height wilh tlie aid of artillery fire. Hcil Trofljls Htastcd Heavy artillery batteries blasted Red trcop concentration areas'be- fore duwn Salilrdiiy north of Allied- won Hwachon Reservoir in central Korea. Hares lighted the target arcii. s AP Correspondent Jim Becker said the heaviest bombardment hit tour miles north of the reservoir'' and about 200 yards enst of the Surlt- chon River. Another field dispatch reported and unopposed U. N. advance over ridge tops near the captured town of Hwachon. Korean military sources said a captured Chinese Red reported lhe Communists have been ordered to report Senator Long (D-Ln) replied'that. MacArthur had "lost one gamble"" when the Chinese Communists entered lhe war and President Truman was only preventing the deposed Pacific commander from 'taking the final gamble that Russia would not come in if we bomb China." Hickenlooper Is a Senate Foreign Relations Committee member. Long is a member of the armed services group The two committees will sit together for an Investigation late this month of Far Eastern military and diplomatic policies. Their differences were characteristic of a congressional split so deep it erupted inlo a tussle yesterday between three or four senators recording a radio debate on tlie !s- pull back to the 39th parallel await reinforcements. The wus without confirmation The :i!Hh parallel Is 70 i side Red Korea. '"" shortage of shearers. Professional ~"""..* *« i<m.u ui:u*ii<: on tnc 's- sheep shearers are rare in Mils arca! sllfs MacArtluir's firing has raised, and it takes someone with the Tllc three contestants—Senators I Humphrey (I)-Mlnn) and Lehman "know how to sheep properly Ij. N. HochslcMcr. veterans instructor at Lake City High School, is shearing Mr. Knappenbcrgcr's hern. iD-Lih-NY) on one side ami "nna- lor Capehart iR-Ind) on flic other —couldn't acree on exactly \vhat happened. Everyone's tempers and clothing were rumpled considerably. Senator Tall (R-Ohlo) aclct 39 Nations Sign Papers to Lower Trade Barriers U. S. Negotiates Tariff Agreements With 17 Countries TORQUAY, Bug.. April 21. (AP) -Thirty-nine nations today signed agreement lo the principle of lowering world trade barriers and cut- llug intci national tariffs. They successfully completed n u m e r o u i agreement.'! with each other under these principles. The signing ceremony ended seven months of negotiations hi the third International conference on world trade since the end of the wnr. Although details of the numerous agreements between various countries remained a secret, an official announcement said a "substantial list of concessions" wa« made. Each country may make public the details of Its agreement* after May I). U.S. Negotiates A fi r«ment« The United Slates successfully negotiated new tariff agreements with 17 key western nations. Fiv« of these were the first since the war ended. They Included Western Germany, Austria, South Korea. Peru and Turkey. U.S. accords also were reached with Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Brazil. Canada, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, France, Indonesia, Italy, Norway and Sweden. The United Stales failed to reach agreement with Great Britain and four t>f the big commonwealth countries—Australia. Mew Zealand, South Africa and India. Despite secrecy, il was clear this failure wns caused by Britain's Insistence thai her system of preferential tariffs for .the empire remain intact. The system was built up in 1032'ns Britain's effort to protect lhe empire during the depression. Number of Coiicraslnn* A Joint statement issued by all participating nations said: "A large number of negotiations have been, completed and a subsUnttal list of concessions has been achieved which will be applied over a very extensive area of. world trade before the end of 1051." American officials said the tariff concessions granted by the U.S., while significant, were not as numerous as those given In past, negotiations. They explained that many Hems already had been reduced to the maximum permitted under the reciprocal trade act. M'Arthur Notes: Tin Pan Alley Plans to Revive 'Old Soldiers' Song'-Of Moscow and Europe V T (.Mi; -Vf~\t)TS' A n ni i -,, ™. ... '. ' NEW YORK. April 21. M>,-Tln Pan Alley jiiRclcd its sharps and flais loday to the tune of "Old Soldiers Mci-er Die." the ballad quoted by General MacArlhur. Composers snid they were working hard on ditties based on the theme MacArthur tpioted In a speech before Congress Thursday. The general said the ballad harked back to Ills days at West point Gene Aulry. Columbia Records said, was to record the original time at his California home last ' ^^ '•• f /-, r"f ! W. U J t deck We stayed there three hours. I was barefooted and my feet were all burned " He couldn't identify Johnny further. "Johnnv mane il topside and Sec EXPLOSION on I'agc 8 Iwecn S9 and But Mr. Knappenberger appar- I entry isn't taking his sheep-raising experiment too seriously—for at the same- time his sheep were being sheared, his farm hands were readying his soil for cotton planting. Everything Up in 1950 But Net Income, Ark-Mo Report Shows Company reflect increases in every i phase of the utility's operations I witii the exception of nel income, A decrease in net income would have been shown, the report said, except that approximately 5124.000 was withdrawn from funds set aside in prior years to keep an actual loss from being reflected. funds were set aside under whal Is called the "Arkansas Rale Plan." Without Ihe withdrawals, the 1950 net earnings would have fallen below the six per cent return on - eurn on 23 7-8 investment allowed by the Arkansas 32 3-8 108 3-4 96 3-4 •W 3-4 and Missouri Public Service Commission. Includlns the $124.000 withdrawal. the company's net" for tnr,r) 1-8 was $513,409, which represents OrrrnlinK C'osls Up Increases were noted last year In number of customers, plant Investment, kilowatt-hour sales and operating expenses. More than S3.0CO.OOO was invested In new facilities during 1050 and 6pcr?.l'.ng expenses increases were nearly SSOO.OOO over (hose of 1949. when expenses totaled 4425.029. Total investment In facilities at Hie end of 1950 was $16,959.428. according to (he reporl, which also reviews the utility's operations tor the past 10 years. Tills figure compares to Investment In facilities "I 44.729.955 ill 1941 and $13.880570 in 1949. Tor I !• i wi!.' ,„•• .,,\f. f during See AltK-.MO on l'»«e » expanded war against the Communists in Korea or on whether military men generally shared MacAr-[ thur's views. Missco Negro Held in Slaying Oec/arec/ Sane Sheriff William Berryman said this morning that Arthur Nox Gray. Hickman IJcnd Negro is charcnd with murder in connection with the March 3 slayin» of a whitr; laxl driver, has been declared snne by doctors at. ;he State Hospital. Gray was returned lo the county jail here vostcrrtav by Sheriff Bfriyman and Deputy Holland Aikcn. He had been undcrgniiu; a sanity oU-crva|[r>n at Ihe hospi- Ciray i>. rllrtrml u-iMi flu 1 mnrrier and robbery «! llunn-r Tmkr-r. rjl- ycar-ohl cab driver, whose: brxlv was found lyins br.skte his taxi rm Highway 18 n mile and a half east of Armorcl l:\s throat had been slit. Another Ollir Williams of Ma Jur It-mi. Mi's, also is iic-ing held .lul lor the murder. j C ncering firm of Kansas City, Mo., is scheduled to meet with members of the City Council at 2 p.m. Wednesday to discuss a survey aimed at prm'Ulinf; individual cost data on a new sewer system for lilythcvllln. City Clork VV. I. Malin said this moming *hal Mr. Farmer probably will meet wilh » Ihrce- man committee of aldermen appointed at the Council's meeting Tuesday. Mayor Doyle Henderson named Aldermen Jimmle Sanders, Dan Blo^t-U. and Charles Lipford lo this committee. Tlie Council voted Tuesday to recall Bfa^k ar.d Veatch engineers, who inniJo the initial srucr survey lieie summer. U> discuss obtaining detailed facts and figure* that would show relative morils of two sewer financing pliins—fjnr invnlvinE purchase ol Blytheville Wnii-r Company. night. UiiiB Crosby also, plans to croon tiie ballad. Crd.sby said In Hollywood he thinks he has fountl the song referred lo by MacArthur in a collection tilled "Lane London Dally Express Community Song Book." He says he'll sing it on his next Wednesday radio .show. Meanwhile, il West Point spokesman said yesterday it was believed Gen. Charles !>. Summerall (Ret.) introduced the song at the U. S. military aciiilemy. Hut Surn- merall denied this, saying the ballad "came after my day " Other sources said the oal'.id was written in |8M by Abbey Hutchimon, a trooper, and wai popular among Allied troops during World War I. Today, It looked HV.c a good prospect for the popular hit song parades. Crime Hearings 'Topped' NEW YORK. April 21. W,—A C. E. Hooper survey shows that Gen. MacArthur's parade through New York City yesterday was viewed on television screens In 43.6 per cent of New York homes equipped with sets. The survey was made between noon anrl 1 a.m. The Hooper rating system gav» MacArthur 48.7 per cent for hij speech before Congress Thursday. Previous high ratings was 34.3 per cent achieved lust month during the New York hearings of the U. S. Senate Crime Committee. Truman's Deeds 'Speak' MOSCOW. April 21. "?'.—The Literary Gazette, In the first Soviet comment on Gcncial Man- Arthur's address to Congress, said today the program MacArthur proposes in the Far East Is exactly the pro-ram 'nr>"<- ,- rr '--i See .MacAKTHUit NOTIIS Page 8 N. O Cotton NEW ORLEANS. April 21. (/r, — Closing cotton quotations: High Low Close May 45.13 4533-B J'y 4520 4503 4503 Oct 3977 3355 3g B6 Dec 3923 3909 3909 Mch 3920 3913 3911 New York Cotton May July Oci Dec 'Old Man River' Poses Threat To Towns in 3 Midwest States . The mighty siM'iatnl Press Mississippi, on to river stales. spring rampage In the upper valley area, today tlncalcnril serious floods towns In three Mid-west 'Old Man River." fed by rains and heavy runoffs, spilled out over Midwest lowlands and forced thousands to flee their homes. The Red Cross estimated nearly 3.000 persons have b.-cn evacuated In the flocd-slrickcn area. Oilier hundreds were threatened with evacuation over the weekend or early next. week. A state of emergency has been declared In some Iowa communities i southward from Wisconsin Into a! Iowa and Illinois. Levees were being the big stream's crest inched to near rr-rorri levels f strengthened, Bulldo7,ers were put into operation In building earthen dikes. The Red Cross. National Guard and civil defense agencies joined tn caring for flood victims and preparing to combat what might be tht highest floodwaters In years. Cooler weather, with showers. wa« predicted for most of the tlood- slrickcn area today. There appeared no immediate danger of serious flooding In t!;« lower Mississippi Valley below Cairo. 111. Two National Guard units were sent to Mnscatlne, la., after a state Trt u-\rll-!l :n-ll\l<\ III ruv ul .'U.UIJM M 36DOBjsum« of the cities »lon( tin river | serious flooding. of emergency was declared for the in; city of 20,000 which is In danger ol

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