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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 95 Blytheville Daily Mem Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1949 SIXTEEN PAGES President's Blast Concerning Greed Brings Criticism By Marvin L. Arro* smith WASHINGTON, July 14. (AP)—President Truman's sharp attack on "selfish interests urging drastic cuts" in federal spending collided today with both Democratic and Republican criticism in Congress. So did his assertion that many people would like to have a depression "for political reasons." Oil the other hand, Senator Pep-*————^ er (D-Pla) called Mr. Truman's Workman Killed At Pecan Point arguments "reasonable commonsense and full of practical justification." The President spoke out last night in telling the nation about his, new program designed . to expand production and avert to a more serious business slump. He went on both the radio and television. "We shali have to be sure," the , President said, "that the selfish in- j • terests eto not drive us into the I" ditch, as they have done before." Osceota Carpenter Contacts Live Wire; Meets Instant Death he sent to Congre: Mr. Truman said: s last Monday, 'We are not in a depression." Nfany people who talk of 3 depression, he said, would hke to have one "for political reasons." Blames 00th Congress he added tl)jtt the increase Nt the number of people out of ..rk "Is something to worry about, and something that must be cured." The President again lit into the Republican-ruled 80th Congress of 1&47-48 for cutting Income taxes. He criticised it, too, for refusing to enact the anti-inflation program he wanted then but now has aban- coudltions. He called those policies blunders on the part of the 80th Congress. and he said "selfish interests" were to blame. Then he added: 'Now these same .selfish interests are urging us to commit a third great blunder. They are- now urging dra-stic cuts In government expenditures—cut which would fall hardest on those expenditures which are most important to our domestic economy." That was an obvious reference to the move in Congress to trim federal spending^ In the Senate, (or pmt cr. was killed at Pecan Pont yesterday afternoon when he came high voltage In contact with wire Tt was reported that Mr. Donaldson was working on the home of Rufus Branch. Jr., eight miles east of Joiner, when he touched a live wire and vas killed Instantly Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 in the chape of Swift Funeral Home by Rev b. R. Still, Jr., and the Rev. Russel Clubb. Burial was In Ermen Cemetery. Survivors Include his wife, one son, Donald Wayne, and one daugh- .. --.(, now nas amm- ter ' Janls, all of the home in Osce- doned because, he said, of changed I °' a : n 's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Donaldson, steele. Mo.; two broth ers, Paul and David Donaldson and one .sister, Mrs. Mary Richards all of Osceola. Fact-Finding Board to Enter Steel Dispute WASHINGTON, July 14—<ff»)The White House said today Presi to go along with "his plan'to avc fiscal year by from five to ten per\:>.-nt. I>vflps Tax Mr. Truman explained that he is oppins Ills request for a $4,000,,000 tax increase because he does not want' to "injure the economic ' _ ; health of the country." Indicating Ior I: the alternative is red Ink spending. y,,g s a strike Saturday. Charles Ross, presidential prei secretary, announced/this after say ing nothing has been heard froi Mr. Truman's latest message t the three companies. There was no hint from Ross a to who the president has in mill . he added: "You cannot achieve a surplus in the government budget when you have a declining national economy. -. . . If we follow the wrong budget policy at this time and slash our expenditures, we will decrease employment, cut down investment, weaken our defenses ,and injure | our efforts for peace." ; Senator McClellan (D-Ark). chief ! sponsor of the economy resolution, 1 commented that there are certain contemplated expenditures for public works "that would of course stimulate our economy," but he added: "There are other savings that can recommendations may . decisive on the 'issue of wheth millions of American workers a to have a fourth round of post-wi wage increases. £•.-.. Asking United Steel, Republic ar. Bethlehem to reconsider their re jections of his plan to submit th wage-pension dispute to a specla inquiry board for a recommende solution, Mr. Truman told th three: "Surely you are not afraid t have your side of this dispute ex amlned in the public interest." While some smaller steel flr and the CIO united Steel Worker Union accepted Mr. Truman's plan the Big Three had contended and should be made, and it is the by-passed Taft-Hartley law procec duty of the President and the Con- | ures for strikes Imperilling the na gress Jointly to bring about such economies." Republicans let loose with hot criticism. . Sr.id House Minority Leader Martin of Massachusetts: "Fvrry Hay the Democratic 81st Congress is in session makes ihe' republican 80th Congress 41ook beller. The President may be ling himself, but he isn't fool- inff many other p«oplf." Senator Whery of Nebraska, the Senate Republican leader, ^*pnt it this way: , "The Truman administration is the crowd that is leading us into the ditch. The administration Is | taking us right down the avenue of deficit spending, and I don't know how we could go inlo the ditch | any faster or deeper." Senator Donnell (R-Mo> wns [ among Ihose who differed with Mr. I Truman on his remark that "many ! people, for political reasons, would like to have a depression." Johnson County Peach I Festival Under Way; to Be Crowned CLARKSVILLE. Ark.. July 14. (AP)—Johnson jtuial festival County's eighth _. honoring the Ely-la Peach was in full swing here thousands of visitors from throughout the state were expected to attend the day long program to be climaxed with the naming of Miss Arkansas Valley to- I night. j Governor McMath was to crown I Miss Ava Nellie Mitchell as Queen I ElbcrtA VIII this afternoon. She I was selected several weeks ago to I reign over the ceremonies. Typhoon Is Reported I MANILA, July H. IAP)— A ,., I phoon with winds np to » miles I an hour ne»r rto center' today w« «?5 raitn «Mt, rwrthwst ol Worth SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Voters to Be Asked To Okay $450,000 School Bond Issue INJURED REMOVED FROM BURNING PLANK-Rcscuers (foreground) remove Injured persons from burning commercial airliner (background) which crashed and burst inlo flames at Los Angeles Cnllf TUBS day shortly before it was to have landed at Bui-bank. The pilot had Just reported a fight among passen gers in which one man was badly beaten. (AP Wirephoto). Firemen's Pension and Relief Fund Grows; Surplus Invested in Bonds Better Drainage Plan Developed Osceola Council Acts After Surveys; City To Have New Court The Osceola city Council last night authorized drag-line work oil three drainage ditches after hearing a sanitary engineer's report .based on a survey of tho city's drainage needs. Mayor Ben p. Holler, Sr, said this'work will involve cleaning and enlarging of one ditch, opening of another and creation of a third. The new ditch will run along Quinii Avenue, he said, where tbe need for drainage was brought out I in [he sanitary engineer's survey A ditch from the Mississippi Viil-I 11 ' 1 mills ' one-tenth of a mill- ley canning Plant west tn near the I one " tcn thousandth of each of your Edrington property will be cleaned llix dollars—goes into tills fund, and enlarged to improve drainage T " "''•'•'' By A. A. Fredrickson H Courier News Slaff Writer Blytlievllle's pension and relict fund for its volunteer firemen today contains $6,446.83 in cash, has $8,G50 invested in government savings bonds, a guaranteed yearly income of nt least from $3.000 to $3,500 and an annual outgo of only $240. .Only one former fireman draws payments from the fund. Although., it is • not ,as.. flexible, the li-fircmcn's pension i"nd'.-relief fund thus - ranks along with "parking meter revenue as ..one of the plushie.st funds the city has. Tills fund receives money from• two sources, local taxes and state I o payments. Of the city's total tax levy Chester Coldweil Becomes Director Of 1st Nat'l Bonk Chester Caktwel! has been name to the board of directors of the Fir Polio Research Work is Under Way in County Specialists Seeking Cause of Disease Which Baffles Experts Pollotnelytls. which has Increased on an average of two cases rinllj For 34 days in Mississippi County :od:iy Is being studied by Dr. Car] E. Duffy, professor of bacteriology and purasitology at the University of Arkansas' medical school In IJt- Ue Rock. The disease, which has been con- ilclercd in the epidemic stage, since June 24, struck another three-year old child today, and Increased the number of cases to 81. Thirty-four days ago there had been only (our cases reported since January 1. Today's victim, the 81st, WHS Allen Mathls, son of Mrs. Ooorgic Lee Mallils of the Forty and Bight Com- numity, who was removed to the University Hospital in Little Hock Dr. Duffy arrived in Blylhcvllle yesterday with a student assislnnt Nell Crowe, with what, he termei a new approach to the epidemiology of the disease. Srarch for Cause of I'ollo Dr. Duffy and Mr. Nell hav been in close contact with the case being trailed at the University Hob pital and are doing follow-up re search work here, trying to deter mine how it Is spread. Dr. Duffy, who has worked wltt polio research on previous occasion with the Children's Hospital an, Research Lnljoratory at.Cincinnat O., explained that he and Mi Crowe were studying the habits o children in families where cases'of polio had been found in an effort f mproveinenf Program Calls For Much New Construction Voters in the Blytheville Special School District, No. 5, vill bu uskecl to approve a bond issue of $450,000 to be used n the construction of a new high school for white students, idded improvements for the Negro schools and general improvements in present school structures. The school board members announced plans to put tha jond issue before the district, today, after a meeting in the iffice of Max 13. Reid, cliairni»ii of the board, last night. * Mr. Reid said today that details had not been worked out, 'and tho extent of repairs, improvement foi the Negro school facilities, and the amount to be spent for the new high school could not be determined until It was seen what building costs would be at th« time the money was available. The yoll'r* will be asked in approve a 30-mlll la* for school purposes at the general nchool rlrcllim, scheduled for September 27. Mr. Reid said It was estimated that six mills would be used to retire present bonded indebtedness of the district: seven mills would be used to retire the now bond Issue, and 17 mills for other purposes. ' The proposed bond Issue is i part of a long range plan being set up for an educational Improvement program by the Cltlzem School Committee and the Blyihe. Illc Chamber of Commerce, work- IB through the School Board. Site Purchased Mr. Reid said Hint more detailed iformatlon abcut the bonrl lssu« wnild be available alter the school oard met, with members of th« Ullzcns School' Commlttee.'No dat« aa. TJI • Yi ^ iiuuu nuu u^cii luunu in an eitort ,?„'«„*•-3 i^-T• f""- ! to <"M°ver how It. is spread. He In- o'iciited that studies led research ttve -vice-president'of the bank, an- .nounced today. A native of Missouri. Mr. Cald- wcll has lived In Mississippi County since his youth and attended local schools. He Is a graduate of the University if Alabama. of in the canning plant area. Teh city, also .will open a half- mile ditch beginning at the outskirts of the city and running along Highway 40. To Use Dragline Equipment The council also authorized the canning plant to lay pipe to carry- waste across the levee. Mayor Butler said the drag-line In addition, the Slate of Arknnsns each year distributes to cities of the first class money received from a tax oil fire insurance premiums. This year, the state distributed S171.753.09 to n cities for use in their firemon's pension funds. Bly- thcvillc's share was money was received I) week. Insurance Premiums Taxcrt This amount varies, but it ap- | In recent years he has been engaged In extensive farm mid cotton Sin operations nnd is manager of Planters Co-operative Gin. one of the largest co-onerntlvc gins in the county. He is also a director of Planters Hardware Company. a member and the Blytheville is to be contracted for an hourly Tilis amount varies, but it ap- basis and whatever amount o f i P^ars reasonable to assume from j money is needed for the drainage i P n5 t payments that Blytheville is. Mr. Caldwelf Is past president of Lions Club. a . „.., , He Is. married to the former Ruth 54,330. Thisl n "Shes and is the father of two the city last so » s . Dan nnd Chester Caldwcll, Jr., bolt) students at Duke University, Durham, N. c. work will be spent. | likely to receive at least from Stocks u,n kvjll uc 3^Jl'fll. : "i*>-..T f K i\:*.ultt; <l v ifil.->t/ [rUIIJ "We have decided to go ahead 5 $3,000 to S3,5(W each year for this with the whole job because it purpose, maybe more. City Clerk W. I. tion's health or safety. Phillip Murray, president of th CIO and Steel Workers TJnlo said he will issue a strS:e order today to apply to all steel firms rejecting Mr. Truman's plan for « 60-day strike truce. Mr. Truman, in asking the three to reconsider yesterday, said it was his opinion the present situation "does not constitute such an immediate peril to the national health or safety" as 10 invoke Taft- Hartley emergency strike clauses. An Inquiry board named under Taft-Hartley lacks power to recommend a dispute solution, us the President said his three-man'board will have. needs to be done." lie said. The council also passed two ordinances last night that formerly incorporated into the city areas which had been approved by the voters for annexation. It. was Inclusion of these areas that boosted Osceola's population in a rerent special census to more than 5.0M and made it eligible to become a first class city. Passage of these ordinances com- letes the process of qualifying as city of the first claps. Mayoi j July Butler said, and records of the : ,M OV CAB Blames Low-Flying For California Crash LOS ANGELES. July H. (API — Civil Aeronautics Board officials say that low flying and not a fight caused the crash and explosion of a non-scheduled airliner which cost 35 lives and Injuries to 14. Stewardes Charlotte Grenander, 23. told authorities yesterday 'hat the scrap aboard the Standard Airlines' twin-engine C-4« Commando was only a one-punch affair She said it occurred an hour before tfae crash in the rugged Santa Susana mountains 30 miles north of downtown Los "Angeles Tuesday. She named Frank Conway, Albany, N.Y., who was killed, as the man who struck his seatmate. Miss Grenander added that there was no trouble after the pilot. Capt. Roy G. White, came back and talked to Conway AP & L to Build Power Lines in South Missco LITTLE ROCK, July l«-^/P>— The Arkansas Power and Light Company today asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission lor authority to build HA miles of 12,000 volt electric transmission lines in Clcr.ln° quotations: A T and T (Boll) Malln. ! Amcr T'ibacco men to believe that the agent causing polio is found in stool cultures, but it can not he determined how the agent sets from the stool to the contact. After the survey is made of cases here the research will continue to Greene County, ami the specimens taken back to the laboratory for study. To I'ublish Kcport Dr. Duffy said that findings of the Investigation would be com- pinerl and published, but It would See KESEAKOII »n I'nje 2 SLAVING VICTIM — Beatrice Dlckerson, 17, night cashier nt Delia Theater at Flint. Mich. ,was found brutally slnln in a swampy area nboul a block from Kearsley Agricultural School, a half mile east of city limits Tuesday morning. The Might, blonde girl was reported mixing the night of July 11 when she lid not arrive home. Siie had lelt he Delia Theater' about 11 p.of. vlth money to ID]ace In a rught iepository. (AP Wirephoto). Season's First Cotton Boll Claimed by Farmer From Milligan Ridge What Is believed to be the first cotton ball of the season in the county was displayed nt the Courier News this morning; by R. L. Vast- hinder ol Milligan Hidsc. Mr. Vastbindcr said he picked the See TEXSION FUNDS special census are being sent to Little Rock for state approval of city's new status. To Set Up Municipal Court Because of its increase in size. Osceola Is scheduled to have a municipal court to replace trie present justice of the peace courts. A municipal court is expected to DC set, up in about 30 days. Mayor Butler said. Municipal Judge Graham Sudbury of Blytheville spoke to Ihe council last night and explained the functions and organization of a city court A third ordinance passed by the council last night set up penalties for running stop signals. The ordinance state violation is punishable by fines from So to $25 and not more than 30 days on the county penal farm. An emergency clnuse made the ordinance effective upon passage. In other action, the council purchased a street-sweeper from the Hawkins Equipment Co. of Mem- Phis. The sweeper Is similar to the model used by the City of Blytheville. whose records produced this" infor- ! Anaconda Copper million—said the fund is used only Beth Steel of its assigned purpose. And since Chrysler it ItKcs only $2-iO a year, a 'surplus Coca" Cola Page 2; Cien Electric . ... Gen Motors . .., Mc;nt::omery Ward N Y Central . ... Int Harvester . National Distillers iblle High Low Close i Radio 258 252'.- 253-521i Socrmy Vacuum 219'i -'15 215',i-15 ' Stlldebaker . .. 218 214'.i 2H',i-K i Standard of N J 215". 212 212 (Texas Corp. . . boll from a field grown by his brothcr-ln-lr.w. Newt I3unnlnan, who farms 200 acres at Milligan Ridge. The notion was planted April 14, Mr. Vastbinder said. Soybeans CHICAGO, July H—OP,—Soybean Nation quotations: [ Republ Dec Mar 141 1-4 '10 1-4 28 1-2 26 l-» 49 36 7-8 Jap Training Vessel 53 D-B Sinks; ~t Feared Dead 103-8 TOKYO, July 14. Ill; — The 2fi Japanese Merchant Marine Irain- 13 Ing ship Isoknxe Maru sank off 18 7-8 Shimoda last ni;;ht after striking rocks 103 miles .southwst of Tokyo. Seven trainees were [eared drowned. Fifty-five others and crewmen were rescued by other -,hlps 15 1-8 2D CO 5-8 54 3-4 Parisians Celebrating Fall of the Bastille PARIS. July 14. (API—Parts was on holiday today, celebrating the 160th anniversary of the. fall of the Bastille ond sleeping ofl the effects of an all-night street-dancing party. The city government sponsored street dances tn seven different parts of the city last night with complete orchestras. Tn almost every nelphboi'hood, however, a one, Blytheville Due To Get Cotton Classing Office Blythcvlllc today appeared » itep closer to ILs goal of obtaining i permanent cotton-classing office Clyde C. NfcWhorter, manager of .he South Central Area Cotton Branch Production Marketing Administration's cotton clnsslnx service, tns|ie.cU>.d a potential site tor .he office at the Air Base yesterday and said he thought the office "will be Ideal with a few changes." Mr. McWhorter nnd Alton L Smith, chairman. Board of Supervising Cotton Examiners. Memphis met with Mayor Doyle Henderson County Agent Keith Bllbrey. W F. McDaniel. man.iffer of the Federal Compress here. R. D. Hughes II. O. West and H. C. Knappen- bereer 'o discuss prospects of cs- tanKshlne- the Blvtucvllle office. Tn CJse Mr Ma.w RnlMing He told the group that pUin. were stilt, tentative but that h, wns reasonably sure a classing of flee will be located here. After Inspecting the Air Basi building, a wing of what former] 1 was the Base Hospital, he sugsest ed a skylight he Installed and tha certain partitions be removed ti create larger offices. Work on these chances 1^ slatei to i^et unrl'rwiiy tomnrrnw. The offlre will srrve an arc; consisting of five counties whos total annual rotion production I arnnnd 600,000 bales. Tlia'e counties are Mlss:s.<]pj Clay. CralKhrad. Polmett and .Orrene. Mr McWhorler *al<t the office will employ nboul 30 persons. las been set for this meeting, bul t will be held before September In 1047 the Citizens School Com- nltlee was organized and » drlv« or funds to purchase a new huild- ng site for the high school brought n $32,382.93. In the financial report of th« committee, it was: Indicated thai 8.5 acre's had^peen purchased^ and hat' $38.'113.14 had been pu>~into he purchase. To reach this amoujit ho committee collected $2,810.21' 'roin rental properties, and $150 rom the sale of a house on th« property. Tho committee also borrowed $l.fi38.2l to be paid bacli from rentals. Disbursements Included $2"6.96 for advertising and surveying: $253.72" for Insurance: and VM.2D for supplies and repairs. Improvements Under Way Recent months have seen thi construction of a Negro High School started, with plans to have t ready for occupancy this fall; the addition of a six-classroom annex to Lange School, Improvements In buildings and addition ol equipment for other schools In th« district, and the leveling of the new high school site. School Improvements were listed as the No. 1 need of niythevllle, by Its citizens. In a community development clinic last summer, and this has given Impetus to the work of the school board, the Citizens School Committee, and the Education Committee of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce. Needham Files Appeal From Death Decree LITTLE ROCK. July 14. M')— Hollls Ed'.varcl Needham has appealed to the Arkansas supreme court fron- a rape conviction and death sentrnre in Mississippi County Circuit Court. The apprnT yesterday automatically stayed his electrocution, set for A\IK. G. Ncedhnm wns convicted of tak- ine a small girl from h.er Blythe- vtlle home and attacking her. Arresfcd In .Mississippi Nrcdhair a part-time taxlcab driver, was tried before a Jury 'n Ihe Chtckasawba District of the Mississippi County Circuit Court with Judge Zal B. Harrison presiding. He did not take Ihc witness stand In his own behalf. Tlie defendant was arrested In not | Mlssl-sslpp! the rlay following the . . ....... i attnrlc on a small girl who was .Missouri forecast: p.irlly' cloudy ! carried bntiily from her home where tonight and Friday with scattered ! he was said to have found her Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly clouclv tonight and Friday, with scattered thundershov/ers Friday and In south portion this a\^trnoon; much change in temperMure. little chance In It WM mwlog i Polnsett »nd South'"'Mlssisslppi ] two or'"three"picce"band t 'couid be __ Countiei. 'lound playing lor reveler*. BBKORK ST,»RT OF FATAL INDONESIAN TOU«l'Th"is"picture of Vnited'sutos ncwsrncn 'and commentators, some of whom were reported killed in a crash of an airliner near Bombay, India Tuesday, was made June 15 as group arrived in Amsterdam for start of Indonesian tour sponsored by Dutch government. From left are: unidentified; H. R. Knickerbocker, WOB; Lynn O. Mahan, publicist conducting the tour; unidentified; Nat Barrows, Chicago Daily News; John WerXley, Time; Bertran n. Hulen, N. Y. Times; Miss Elsie Dick, Mutual Broadcasting System; Mrs. Dorothy Brandon, N. Y. Her.ld Tribune and 'William R. Mathews. Tuscor,. Ariz., publisher. Mrs. Brandon and Mathews were not on plane because they decided to return by oilier routes. (AP Wlrephoto via radio from London), lhunder-.ho-,vers; temperature. Minimum thi> morn'nc--M. Maximum yc.^le.ciay--74. Sunset today—1:14, Sunrise tomorrow--4:48. PreclDilatlon 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—.07. Total since Jan. 1—3293. Mean temperature (midway be- Iwccn high and low)—82. Norrm.l mean for July— BIS. as! rep. He was given a sanity hearing In the Statf Hospital 'in Llttio Rock snnn after his arrest and doctors there reported that he was Uovever, hiring the trial dc- New York Cotton New York cotton: High Low Last Oct. Dec. . Mch. May Jly . Oct. . 2960 2960 . 2938 2948 . 2953 2940 2940 2928 . 23?8 2874 . 2K7 X31 2961-63 2949 29+1B 2930-31 2875-78 . , - fer.se cor'uc] offered lay witnesses In sunporl of the contention that the defendant was not mentally responsible. Highway Commissioner Victim of Heart Attack NASHVILLE. Ark.. July 14—WV- l.awrcncc C. Honeycutt. a member of the Arkansas Highway Commission, died of a heart att^?k at his home here early today. He was 54. A native of Crossett. Ark.. Honeycutt was a fruit grower and cattleman. He had lived at Nashville since 11917.

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