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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVII—NO. 29 Blythevill* Courier Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 23, 1951 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVK CEHT§ UN MAKES ORDERLY PULL-BACK FROM REDS Enemy Stopped Cold in Other Sectors; 700,000 Communist Troops Launch Major Attack TOKYO, April 23. (AT')—United Nations troops pulled back as much under Hie impact of n major Red offensive which raged along 100 miles of Close censorship delayed news of !-S hours. Then 11 a frni-inciitnry pic- STORM DAMAGK-HIgh winds Saturday —Courier News Photo left this gaping hole In the south side of a storags 'structure —Courier News I'hoto WINDS HIT DURO CHKOMK—Portions of ihe roof of the Duro Chrome plant that were torn off by winds Saturday are shown here dangling from the southeast corner of tlie building and laying on the ground east of It. At extreme top right can be seen a portion of the stretch of windows that \vere blown out. Storm Winds Hit Hard At Duro Chrome Plant High winds that accompanied more than an inch of rain Saturday afternoon resulted In scattered damage to buildings in North Mississippi County. Heaviest damaged reported was that, done to Duro Chrome's plant at the Blytheville air base. Tenant houses, barns and too!+ sheds also suffered damage and destruction in tlie stiff winds that drove across this area Saturday. A total of 1.18 inches of rain fell during the passage of a cold front. (top photo) adjoining the hangar north of the Duro Chrome plant at the air base here. The lower photo •hows what was left after wind stripped the. roof frqni a Duro 'Chrome' storage building south of the main •' •• Bevan Leaves British Cabinet Due to'Following of America' LONDON, April 23. (AP)—Anetirin Bevin declared today he quit the Labor cabinet because Britain has been "dragged too far behind the wheels of American diplomacy" J-le is protesting arms expenditures in Britain's new budget. Against the backdrop of a deepening crisis in Britain's Socialist government, the fiery Welshman told the House or Commons that arms production in the United States will gobble tip raw materials at such H rate that "the civilian minister to explain his resignation, Bevan asserted that Britain's three year 4.700.000.000 pounds (S13.160.- 000.000) arms program "is already dead." "It cannot be achieved without irreparable damage to the economy economy of the Western world out- | of Great Britain and the world." he sai<1 - '" "" side America will be undermined." j Many officials and London news- I papers reported that Harold Wilson, 'It'may'be that such an occasion 35-year-old president of the board'as tno very dramatic nature of the of trade, had also resigned and that' resignation might cause even some other junior ministers might follow, j o( our American friends to think Labor Party circles believed that] De( ore it is too lute." Prime Minister Atllce's shaky gov- j Wilson Is Absent ernment might undergo defeat, in w 'lson. failing to show the budget debate this week This would bring on a general election. .The Conservative Party of Winston Churchill, delighted at the turn of events, predicted it would soon be b?.ct: in power. Bevan resigned as minister of la- County's May Induction Total at 26 up for today's cabinet meeting at No, 10 Downing Street, went to his office In the briard of trade. His only comment on reports that he had resigned was: "I have no statement to make." Lord Beaverbronk*s big Daily Kx- - , prrss sounded a note of editorial nor in protest against the govern-i delight.. It said Bevan "has already ment s 1951-52 budget. He objected, succeeded in destroying the govern- to cutting free medical services in' favor of rearmament. Arms Program Is "Heart" Taking pdvantige of (he trndi- tionn] opportunity for a cabinet Weather Arkansas forrras tcrnoon, tonight ment. The pro-Conservative Express said that where "even Mr- Churchill's oratory had failed to dr f pat the government. Mr. Bevan mi his own Ins succeeded." Bevan quit with a blast at "the >c't!e of military expenditure." Fie said the Socialists should pay atiy rearm ins by n new soak- for Mississippi Comity's May induction quota has been set at 2G men, Miss Rosa Saliba, clerk of the County Draft Board, said this morning. The May quota is scheduled lo be called for induction May 28, Miss Saliba said. The May quota is two more than the quota for this month. However, the April quota was originally set at 96 but twice was halved on orders from the Defense Department, The May examination quota for the county has not been received Miss Saliba said. Of the damage reported, the Duro Chrome pi ant was hardest hit. Plant Superintendent Robert A Scalia said this morning that ajfinal estimate of damage had not been completed but that ft probably would range from 510,000 to $15,000. The southeast corner of the roof on the large hangar that houses the restaurant furniture and fixture plant was ripped away. More than a third of the windows just b^elow the roof line on the cast side if the building \vere blown out. Sheet Roof Tom Off The roof ol a storage shed, constructed about a year ago adjoin- a Ouro Chrome building south of the main plant, \va.s torn com- jJelcly off, Considerable slock and furniture parts were left exposed by Ihc roof damage, but crews were rounded tip ruiickly and tiie ma term! moved so :hat little stock damage occurred, Mr. Scalia said. Repairs were .started yesterday and the damage will cause no slowing of work, he said. The wind also left a gaping hole in the south side of a storage structure adjoining the hangar north o the Duro Chronic Plant. Aviatio: gear and airplane parts in the ex posed portion of the structure suffered no apparent damage. At Lcachvillc, approximately §500 damage resulted when winds hi the Fanners Gin. The estimate o damage was made by F. A. Martin oflicer manager of (he Bcrlig Com,' pany of Paragould. owners of thi Farmers Gin. The roof was torn off the gin buildHK; and windows were blowi Scr STORM nn Page 12 )etroit Reporter tamed Senator Blair Moody Chosen To Take Vandenbcrg's Chair in U.S. Senate N. O. Cotton May . . Warmer warmer Tuesday. Missouri forecast: Fair southeast, and increasing cloudiness west and north, warmer tonight,; Tuesday increasing cloudiness .mtl warmer; T6\v tonight 10-45 cast; 45-50 west; high Tuesday 70-75. Minimum this morning—38. Maximum yesterday—so. \Minlnuim Sunday morning—56. Maximum Saturday—72 Sunset today—fi:38. Sunrise tomorrow—3.1s. Pricipit.itinn -18 hours to 7 a.m. today—!.13. Total since Jan. 1 --18,80. Mean temperature (midway between high and low* 43. Normal mean temperature lor April—61. This Dale Last Year Minimum this mornttur—70. Maximum yeslmlny- fc4. PiCfipit^-tlon January J to ihi- dale— 27 15. (he-rich pro«rrm ol taxes, and leave! al^ne the free spectacles and false teeth >ir '••'Rtitulrd when he was Sec B^.VAN* on Cage 12 ions to Observe Anniversary The Blythcvilta Lions Club will celebrate iU 25th anniversary tomorrow night with Its annual "Ladies Night" banquet at Hotel Noble. The banquet is scheduled for 7 p.m. Ed Berry of Little Rock win be guest speaker. There will also be a mnMcal program. Dr. Joe Beastcy,' club president said. Tlie Blytheville club was chartered in July, 1926, At the time there were 20 charter members. Today the club bonsLs » membership of 87 with six charter members. \ViVfis of the Lions will be special siicM.'. 1 - at the banquet. Open High Low 4539 4539 4539 4502 4502 4497 3970 3978 3970 3911 3927 3911 New York Cotton 1:30? Open High Low 1:3 4539 I May 4539 «39 4533 453 4502 j July 4510 4520 4505 '151 39701 Oct. . 3976 3092 3916 39B 3920 Dec 3921 3934 3921 3D3 Gen. MacArthur Would Accept Presidential Bid, Gathings Says If a "draft MacArthur" movement gathers sufficient momcntur tlie rivc-M:ir general probably would accept a convention bid as nomine for president in the 1052 election, Rep. E. C. (Tooki Oathings said toda in his weekly newsletter. , ! i Soy beans ! May ; .litly Pep Nov Hteh Low Close 333 333 333 302 301 301 tn review of Gen. MacArthur's adrircr.s to Congress last week, Rep. Gathings said that while the former UN commander seeks no public office, "a strong effort will be made to nominate him as one of the parties' standard bearers for President. ' "It is a great temptation for him to retire and write his memoirs." Rep. Gainings said. "On the other hand, he is ob- cesscd with the thnueht, that he may be of assistance- in bringing a closer understanding between the people of America and the Kar Eastern countries." If one of the political parties should pre« a move to draft htm ns a candidate. Gen. MarArthur nrobably would accept. Rep. Oalh- ings said "Although he Is 71 years of age," as 12 miles | front today. In oilier sectors the Allies stopped the ifeds eokir\Vhcrc Uie Allies withdrew it was in orderly fashion. The . Communists, with nearly + — —700,000 men facing the front,' nunched their attack at 7:30 Sunday night behind their heaviest ar- lillery barrage of [he war. Their assault eased tn daylight Monday, Init wn.s renewed with fresh vigor Monday night. One Intelligence officer called the attack the Rods' "major effort." But nnothei 1 spokesman said Monday it's .still Loo early to tell if It is the Reds' long-expected biy spring push. LANSING; Mich., April as. (AP) —Blair Mcody, Washington corrcs- ondent for the DetroH. News, was anied today by Governor Mennen Villiam.s as U.S. senator from Michigan succeeding the late Armr H. Vandcnbcrg. The 49-year-old Moody has been ssignctl to tlie Washington News can since 1933. During World Var II. he served as war corres- londent for the news and the North American Newspaper Alliance. "Senator Moody is a Democrat," Villianis said In announcing the ap- ointmcnt. Moody's political nffllla- ioti was not generally known he- ore, but his boss, news editor Karl .ysinger ot the Detroit News, de- cribcd him as: "A new dealer from he start." Moody's appointment gives the Democrats a four-vole margin in he Senate, Vandenbcrg was a He- publican. Moody is a personal friend of Williams nnd was a long-time friend f Vandenberg. Fie wont to Wash- ngton in 1933. 'Blair Moody most completely meets the needs of Michigan for icnatc representation and needs of he nation for capable, vigorous and experienced leadership," Williams said. "I know him as a fine citizen of ligh ability, a friend of Senator Vandrmbcrg, Frank Murphy and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the offensive permitted only turc of the battle. This was H: The Reds forced, a crossing of the linjin River along a 15-mile front in the west. They wore chocked ny concentrated U.N. air and artillei'i fire. This crossing Is 25 miles north- vest to 30 miles north of Seoul hell-shattered South Korean capl- al. UN I'ulls Back United Nations troops pulled back south of the, llantan River, In the idjolnlng sector to the east. They blew their bridges behind them. The western front was strewn vilh bodies of thousands o( Chinese, cut, down by artillery and air bombardment. All along the central front Alllctl .roops "rolled with the punch." They fought from new positions Monday night over a battlefield .nrhhty lighted by giant .search lights, rl'inci lights and (lares dropped from planes. (U.N. withdrawals below the Ilnn- tnu and on the central front apparently were to straighten the Allied linc_ it bulged northward at this point. , Heaviest concentrations oE Reel troops were in tin's area.) Allied forces stood firm on cast central front against KJJ assaults through Sunday night and Monday morning, Then action quieted. On the entire right the Reds drove wedges into the defense line north of inje. Attacking Reds took terrific punishment from U.N. ajr and artillery both blasting away around the clock. Airmen estimated they kilted 1,800 Red.s Mar-'ay, their h!g£ toll in three aniL half months. 4 Mips ixm-ncd In far northwest Korea 12 U.S Sabre jets shot dov/n four Runsiai made Mig jet. 1 ; and damaged another four. It was the largest air battle in [en days. And It raided to 159 the number of Ml« jests knocker Oct. 4-5 Set as Dates For Cotton Contest October 4 and 5 are the dates which have been set for the 1951 National Cotton Picking Conical, James Gardner, chairman of the Junior Chamber of Commerce committee guiding Die event, announced today. After conferring will) Jack Robinson, owner of the GO-acre tract ea.st of Walker Park which anmmlly is the scene of the contest. Mr. Gardner said the (late was set with approval of the Jayccc committee. Fertilizing of the plot will be done under the direction of the University of Arkansas Extension Service, wlilcb 1ms completed a soil analysis of the ground. Arkot 21, a cotton variety develop- by the university's Mnrlanna cx- irimcnt station, is to be planted its year. ' The university's analysis report recommended that 48 to G4 Hearne Speaks /• On Vets' Benefits Joe Hearne. formerly of Little Rock and now of Washington, D.C., discussed veterans benefits through the Farmers Home Administration at the American Legion's Fifth District meeting in Manila yesterday. Mr. Hearne, who is now connected with the FHA, explained farm loans that are available to veterans through the government agency. Mr. Hcarne Is a.past slate J^cgion commander. Ohter ,s|>eakers on the program were Lloyd Godlcy of Osccola, and Roscoe Cra(ton and Ed. A. Rice of Blythevtlle out since early November. Lt James A. Van Fleet,, com mandcr of the U.S. 8th Army, h.v expressed confidence before the R-: assault that his men could stoi any Red counterblow. He added "If the enemy'knew what I knov. he would go back to China rlgh now." Despite withdrawiils, the U.N forces appeared to be hearing on the general's words. The longest pullback was in -h west. There Allied units which na been as much as 12 mites north Ihe 38th Parallel pulled tack sour, of the hypothetical dividing lin wtwccii North and South Korea. They joined other Allied unii south of the imjln liiver an checked the Communist assault, a cnst temporarily. AP Correspondent John rtandolp reported that Allied elements whi lad driven back across the fmji pulled up along new defense line south of the river Monday. One company was cut off by tl on rushing lieils. It (ought Its throuKh encircling Ciiine.se wit bayonets Another unit in a tough spot rugged hills withdrew under covi of an armored screen. One Communist regiment was re ported preparing to try to cross tl Imjin aK»ii' 't Kf>r?mpn : See WAR nn I'acc 114 100 ap- pounds of nitrogen nnd 80 to pounds of nuriatc of potash be plied to each ncrc of the contest site. Mr. Robinson said lie intends to follow these recommendations. Added national publicity has been assured . the contest this year, Mr. Gardner pointed out. Collier's magazine wired the contest committee last week for pictures of past contests which, tha telegram said. Is to IK used in connection wllh a story of Junior Chamber of Commerce activities throughout the nation. Joint Chiefs to Relate Secrets' to Congress WASHINGTON, April 23. </l'j—The Jol.it Chiefs of staff, one' ol he least communicative groups in Washington, probably will be com- elled to divulge some of its family secrets to Congress. a cnculi jiKeeh ..to Gon confron The nation in si out. of rhif.:pt .q cn nd the gcncul . ress has confronted The (our nnn illilnry high command with the eccssity of talking. Already the Defense 'Department na.s l&sticd an implied challenge to MacArthur's assertion that Ills lews on how the Par fust war hould he prosecuted— from a mill- nry standpoint— have been fully iliared by radically every mill- i, M^d •» uulwi* 'jot Uw differences' iheti-een 1 ^ Mac- District Bar Association To Meet Here The annual spring meeting of the Northeast Arkansas Dar Association will be held at the American Legion Hut In Blytheville Mify -I, It was innounced today by John Fugleman of Marlon, president of, the group. Members of the association are lawyers In the Second Judicial District, comrXKsed of the counties o( Mississippi. Cross, Crlttenden. f'oin- sctt. Crnltjliend. Greene and Clay. The meeting will begin at 2::io p.m. Friday. Mr. Fnitlemnn said. Other officers tjf the association are R- I,. Wcstbrook of Jonesboro vice-president, and Oscar Fcnrtler of Blythevillc. secretary-treasurer. Jaycees to Elect Officers Tonight Officers and board of director members for ihe cuminy year will IK elected tonight by the Blytheville Junior Chamljer of Commerce. The election will follow a supper given by candidates for the various offices. Two honorary [ncmbers, men who have assisted the Jaycees with their Bctivltlos during the past year, also arc to be selected by the club. basic Arthur and the JCS would be given to the "appropriate congressional committees." C'nmmltlces Listed On Capitol Hill, present planning indicates these will be the Senate's Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, although soma Republican leaders want also to Include House, committees In th» Joint Inquiry Into' the policies and strategy of Korean War. The expected star witnesses are big names. Including MacArthur and Secretary of IJefcnsc Marshall. The Joint chiefs, too, appear to be preparing Tor questioning. During the latter half of last week, the chiefs held a series of unusual and prolonged sessions in their well-guarded suit of Pentagon offices. Hurrying Into the JCS section, with iKirtfolios under arm, wor« these four men who share responsibility for devising the nation's military strategy in the current and any further wars: Mild-mannered Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman of the JCS, veteran of World War II high command service in Europe, who looks like an elderly Gt wearing five stars. Hi-rural Collins to Appear Crisp. incisive-spoken Army Gen. J. Lawtoil Collins — "Lighting Joe" of the European War. the man with a, reputation as a brilliant strategist. skilled by experience in testifying before congressional committees. The silver-haired, quiet man who, like MacArthur. [ought his war in the Pacific. Admiral Forrest Sherman, chief of naval operations. Air Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg, who fought the air war in Europe. He now coinmaiufs the Air Force prohibited by White House and United Nation decision from bombing the enemy's air bases In Manchuria— unless the Reds launch nia-ss air attacks. the Arkansas Congressman said, t doesn't appear to be more than 6 as he Is energetic, vigorous and good physical condition. Commenting on the genera statement that his policy views h tn the past been shared bv the Jol... Chiefs of Stall. Rep. Gathings said I ?<!?,, i, "It will be interesting to follow the] testimony that will be presented toj tiie committees of Congress on this particular point." In paying tribute to the general, iicp. Gathings said: "General Douglas MacArthur is proud of the fact that he first saw the light of day In Little Rock. Arkansas' citizens have a just pride In the services rendered the nation by Ihls great soldier and ni<r <\f the most outstanding military geniuses of all lime." New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T A; T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper .eel ..ter Klt-clrlc Gen Motors yontgomery Ward .. N Y Central Int Harvester J C Penney Republic Steel Radio 154 5-8 'They Won't Get Past,' Gl Claims Socony Vacuum mi ill Cwp ,1 WESTERN FRONT. Korea. April 23. r ( ?-i— "They were bio-* ing their huglc.s and yelling 'niansei' when they c^mc at us up the valley." That's v.hat .1 .soldier said today after 'he Red counter-offensive bc^nn. 'The Kcnr.in "mntisel" is the 63 3-il equivalent of the Japanese "ban- 41 3.4 ^ci." a tiarhtional all-purpose bat- 56 3-4 tie cry.t 81 1-8' -r liad n huznoka shells with 55 1-4 mo and T find every one of them S?. 1-8 into ^loups UKU 1 could .see in the 71 .1-4: dark." (lie <c/Mirr added, 19 3-4 "1 must hrr.r killed quire a few 34 1-2 ; of them. 67 1-2 1 "Then our warrant officer v,-as 56 3-4 hit and f was giving him a shot 10 3-8 of motphlne In a slit trench when 29 a ChirjC'c soldier broke through SI 3-4 and rn.slirrl up n burp P,»n. 1 hart 10R 1-2! a tuvrmft nn my rnrbine and I % l-2 ( vu: him in !':••• D''dy with it and 56 3-4 i then I shot him. 'By that time I was out of ammo. "H was rough but It wasn't too bad. I rfon't think they arc going to get past us this time." Censors reported that these were the first quotations from front-line soldiers opposing the Reds since the counter-offensive began. The soldier said the Chinese were using a clever substitute tor the American-type fragmentation hand grenade. He said they had concussion Viand grenades In a cloth sack filled with rocks the size of wal- juits. When Hie grenade explodes the stones fly in all directions, like shrapnel. He said the attack slarlcd on his front nt n:30 Sunday nlghl with an oxlrn heavy barraec of , machincgun fire. "We opened up on them with our light mortars and Drenn guns and held them off pretty well until morning. Then they came again at 5 a.m. and kept coming," he said. The morning attack came, hs said, only after the full moon went down. Farther off on the right. Reds forded or swam across the Imjin which ranges from two to six feet deep. Another U.N. soldier said his outfit was attacked from the north by more bujle blowing .mansci-shoutlne Chinese. ."They came in close with hand grenades and J think I shot three of them. They wore very close, but >Ve pushed them back. The first warning we had of the attack was Chinese artillery. The first shells were over, Ihe second ones were short, and the third ones right on top 01" us. "Then \v« heard buglsi."

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