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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS i TH« DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOBTHTiHT «>•..>..._ VOL? XLVII—NO. 125 filythevlllt ftsiiy On* BlythevlUe Courier BlythevUlu Herald Europe Needs Cash Mot Men, Ike Says WASHINGTON, Aug. 14. (AP) — Europe'* major defense problem is money, not manpower, the House Foreign Affairs Committee said today in support of a ?7,848,750,000 foreign-aid program. In a formal report to the House, the committee quoted General Eisenhower, head of Western Europe defense armies, as saying that "men are being called up and trained faster than equipment was arriving:." 1 ; *_ "Manpower ts not the bottleneck Cotton Farmers Asked to Teed' Not Glut Market U.S. Deportment Plans Appeal for Keeping Prices Up WASHINGTON, Aug. A. <AP1 — Agriculture Department will -, r --al'to cotton farmers to "feed the market" rather than "glut" it as a means of keeping prices of this yew's big cotton crop from dropping any lower. The prospect of a crop of more than 17,000.000 bales has contributed to a cotton price decline of nearly 12 cents a pound since the fiber reached 45'cents last winter. This drop has stirred up southern demand far government action to stabilize prices. By feeding the market, officials mean farm sales spread over the next 12 months, rather than sale of the entire crop during the harvesting season. The department IB supplying its field forces In cotton-growing states with detailed information on how farmers might work togelher to prevent dumping of the entire crop on the market in a short period. It is suggesting that each farmer .store a part of his crop' under gov- •erfiment price support loans which average close to 31 cents a pound. The effect of such action, officials explain, would be to reduce market supplies at harvest time. Price Would Be Higher Officials reason tha.t If .only a. part .of. Us'. 1 " crop IS -avnlSobiT-fftr.-iho market at fny one time," the price* -•"'1 be'higher than if" all of It were illable. "oHjet supplies stored under gov- • rnlr Jt*f loans, users would have to ofteu^-'ore than tl:r loan value; Otherwise, there woulJ be no incentive to take It out from under loan. Officials believe that if growers will store at least 5,000.000 bales of thU year's crop under government loam, pricea will average around parity which Is 33.85 cents a pound. Parity is a. standard for measuring farm prices, declared by law to be equally fsir to farmers and those who buy his products. Uncle S»m Committed The government is committed to •upport of prices at 90 per cent of are demanding that the support rate i» raised to around 40 cents. They • rgue that farmers are entitled to • f Jch a price because cotton was selling Jor more than that when the government appealed for a big crop to prevent a serious shortage. But no change In the support rate will be made, officials said, explain- j»g t.iat farmers had been told at •flanting time what the support rate >rould be. Strength Sought in Action The department also will seek to help strengthen cotton prices by getting foreign-aid agencies to make earl"" " expon commitment* See COTTON on°Page *$ >< " :ir ' parity. Some Southern farm leaders .to separate the two in this case ari» nPmnnHii-n-r *Knt- t\,~. -_i _» —,. _ *»*« v.uov, i ne lowan predicted that in thf end the authorization will be cut substantially." Senator Lodge (R- Mass) had moved to approve the full military total in the bill b« in developing European defense," the committee said. "The limiting factors are equipment and money. . . . General Eisenhower was emphatic on this point." What's needed, the committee emphasized, is American financial help intil the free nations of the world :re in a position to pay for their iwn defenses. But. it warned, the foreign-aid program is "not a program under which we will carry the rest of the world on our basics. . . it Is the plan of the program that United States assistance to Western ^ur- jpean self-held will enable our friends in that area to hold the line themselves soon." Cut Is Approved The program approved by the committee calls for $651,250,000 less than the $8.500,000,000 asked by President Truman. A Republican - sponsored move was under way in the Senate to trim the administration request by 15 per cent. Some Democrats label- led that too drastic. Senator Knowland <R-Calif) told reporters he will push for an across- the-board slash in both military and economic aid funds when the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed services Committees resume work on the authorization measure. The measure now carries authorization for $6,300.000,000 military and $2,200,000.000 economic aid^ Chairman Connally (D-Tex) put off any showdown until the House nets, possibly this week, on a similar bill from which its foreign affairs committee trimmed $651,000000. Sparkman Tells View Senator Sparkman (D-Ala) told a reporter he thinks a 15 per cent cut, which .would mean a total .reduction much." of $1,215,000,000, U "too "The present attitude of the com- ,1s thaf some .reduction ought rhadV.. ir bu£ fee'xiila' bugnt to be'-.on a selective basis—by items or by areas—rather .than on an across- the-board basis."'Sparkman said. Senator Puibright (D-Ark) said he thinks a 10 per cent reduction In idea of cutting military and eco, cause he believes the economic aid Senator Hickenlooper , „ said he doesn't want to reduce th Knowtand's motion was made as a Head. substitute to his and will be voted TCT DOMIKAHT NEWSPAPER OF HORTHEA8T ABKAtMM AMD •OPTMEABT MHMOOM BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1851 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS —Courier News Photo THEY GET A KICK OUT OF SWIMMING - Part of the Red Cross' swimming class at Manila's municipal pool are pictured above practicing kicking on the pool's edge. Classes, sponsored by Chicknsawba District chapter, began yesterday and now have 2-1 women registered. Mrs. Floyd Haralscn, executive secretary of the chapter, explained that the women who complete the two-week course will be asked to assist in similar programs for children next year. Classes will meet once each day, five days a week. Instructors are Charles Henry and Doris Shedd. Wilson Warns: World War III Danger 'Greater than Ever' Russia Understands Armed Mighf Only, He Tells U.S. EVANSTON, 111., Aug. 14. (AP)—Defense -Mobilizer Charles E. Wilson said today the danger of a third world war is "greater than ever" and it can be averted only in building America's might. Warning the country against being lulled by Moscow's ".sweet talk," Wilson sakl military and industrial strength is tlie only language Soviet Russia really understands. Wilson made Ihe statements In commerce 'and Trade Association Japanese Surrendered Six Year* Ago Today PROVIDENCE, H. I.. Aug 14 Wy-Six years ago today the Japanese surrendered to the Untied States. The smallest state in the union Rhode Island, however, is the only one of the 48 to observe it as victory tV-Jj day with a legal holiday. an address prepared for the National Institute for chamber of Executives. On the domestic front, he said 8th Army 'Fit to Clobber' Reds, Van Fleet Says MUNKAN Knvna Ano 14 /i,, » TI.'J _-, ... ...... MUNSAN. Korea. Aug. 14. (/¥) — Get). James A. Van Fleet said today his 8th Army is "fit and ready to clobber" the Reds if Korean cease-fire talks at Kaesong collapse. t _ "The arrogance of the Communists at the Kaesong talks," he said, "is making the men of the Eighth Army a little mad." The Allied commander said he wasn't worried about the Red build-up, which Gen. ' Matthew B. Hidgway said 1ms substantially increased Communist offensive capability since armistice talks started five weeks ago. "The military feels we would like to have the opportunity to meet the Communists if they attack." Van Fleet said. "It would be a real clobber. ; "I don't know a belter way to get it over faster." On a visit to the press train near the U. N. delegation's base Council to Hear 'Morals' Report Mexican Housing Quarter Investigation Made by Officials City Attorney Percy Wright said tliis morning a report on a recent investigation of reported immoral and insanitary conditions at the Mexican housing quarters, on Chickasawba • Avenue • would b e matte to' the'-pitj- Council tonight. •The investigation was" made by the city attorney's office on the request of the Council alter citizens residing' near the Mexican quarters reported various indecen- • . - - -- *--- —'-.- -~-<...-.nj< 11. quaitei* reporiea various umecen- the original total "might .not be far des by Mexican [arm laborers llv- ' -; ing >n the barracks at the former He added, however, he likes the German prisoner of war camp. Mr. Wright stated than an in... " ----- --- i"*. T. 115111, iimicu IJlalJ nil III- nomic aid in equal amounts, be- vestigation of the reports had been cause he completed and that the situation mpee an a he suaion will largely go into the building of is "just about like" what those per- European defense industries which sons complaining to the council can produce arms for that area had said. cheaper than they can be made ii the United states. Adrice to Be Given He said that he would report his (R-Iowa) findings to the Council tonight and " J "" " ' lso would advise the Counci .... .^v*uvt uic aiavj >sumu auviae tne uouncu as muitary outlays 'as much as the la what legal steps could be taken economic old. but finds it difficult to correct the situation Fire Threatened Camp threatened by fire when a blnre destroyed one of the barracks. Cause of the fire was not determined, according to Fire Chief Roy The building destroyed housed a tavern for the Mexican laborers. Jaycees Accepting Applications In Cotton-Bag Clothing Contest , , A *' p " cattons !or entrants in the "Clothing from Cotton Bags" con- t<st Whlch wl11 he lleld in conjunction with the National Cotton Picking . . , — Weather Arkansas forecast: Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and \Ved- the contest. FAIR pera, mUCh ^'"^ ln tcm Arkansas cotlon arc;1 ?„«„,. No ram Is expected during the next 3i hours. Temperatures will con- ^imie high. For the five days, Tucs- Pf»y afternoon to Saturday afternoon, only widely scattered showers are indicated. Temperature two to five degrees above normal. High morning humidity, light winds Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday with showers or thunderstorms north portion Contest Oct. 1 and 5 . are now being accepted, according lo Edscl Harbor the Junior Chamber of commMee m chargc o tonight, and scattered thunderstorms central portion Wednesday: warm and quite sumld; low tonight near 70, high Wednesday near 90 Minimum this morning—71. Maximum yesterday—96. Sunset today—6:50. j Oct Sunrise tomorrow—5:^0. I Dec Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m.! Mar —none. Tola] since Jan. I—31.52. Mean temperature. (mld,vay between high and low)-83 5. Normal mean lempeiaturu for August—80.3. ' Thfs Date La*t Year Minimum this morrjns-—71 Maximum yesterday—91 Sgt. Freddie Perry Wins Bronze Star Freddie Perry of 603 Parkway Drive has been awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in (he Korean War and has been returned to Inactvle duty with the reserves. Perry, a Sgt. 1st Class, was in Korea from Nov. n, 1950 to June H, 1951 when he was returned home on "rotation." He has been put. on the inactive list under a Defense Department plan to release all reservists called Involuntarily. He served, with Company A of the Seventh Infantry Regiment, Thrid Division. His outfit was In fighting around Chorwon »nd Seoul. -+ .Mr. Harbcr said this morning that application and entry blanks have been made available to all Interested parties and may be ob- lained by either contacting him at the Courier News or by writing Blytheville Post Office Box 107. The contest Is an annual affair and Is one of the highlights of the Jaycce-sponsorcd National Cot- New York Cotton May . Open High Low Close . 3452 3459 3435 3436 . ,1154 3456 3433 3434 . 3461 3464 3441 3441 . 3456 3459 3438 3438 N. O. Cotton Precipitation January' 1 dale last Oct Dec lo this ' Mar i May Open High Low Close .... 3H5 34M 3425 3425 .... ,1)46 3447 3423 3423 3458 3160 1439 • 34M ton Picking Contest. .Mr. Harber stated that he already all county home demonstration agents in Arkansas for distribution Club members. Four-Group Contest rianncd The contest this year will be approximately the same as in thp past. It will be broken into lour groups wllh each group divided into two, three and four divisions A tolal of S225 in cash prizes will be offered In the contest with Ihe winners In each division of each group to receive awards. Thc contest groups and their See COTTON" BAG on Pace IU House Seeks to Free Oath WASHINGTON, Aug. 14. <AP)-The House today unanimously advocated immediate severance of commercial relations with Chech- oslovakia until William N. Oatis Is freed from a Pra B ue jail. By a standing vote of 231 to a the chamber passed and sent to the Senate a resolution expressing the .sense of Congress that-such action should be taL .1. (Related Story on Page 5). ' SenatdrsContinue Hunt For Tax Boast Method WASHINGTON, Aug. M. (AP.-The tax-writing senate Finance Committee is studying eight or nine method, of raising individual Income taxes, several of them Involving a deeper bite in the lower brackets. The committee arranged to meet again today in its rewriting job on the House-passed bill to hike taxes some *7,200,000.000 a year Many members have expressed dis » __ ^ satisfaction with the House' formula to obtain $2.847.000,000 ol additional revenue annually by higher persona! income levies. Tlie 13 senators took up this problem iirst yesterday at their initial closed-door session to write another version of the measure. One senator told a reporter experts from tlie Treasury and the Senate-House committee on taxation yesterday gave the committee figures" on about eight methods of hiking individual income taxes other than the one used by the House. House Adopts Plan The House adopted a plan of adding 12-1/2 per cent to he sum paid by each taxpayer under the present law. Several senators contend this system would pyramid the increase in the middle and upper income brackets. They argue that lower brackets should be hit harder as an anti- inflationary measure because the great bulk of the spending is concentrated there. Fixed Point Ratio Weighed One of the plans presented to the senators yesterday calls for adopting the Treasury method of adding a fixed number of percentage points to (he lax bracket. rate in each Income Hew Menace Joins Boll Weevil, Labor As Coons Eat Cotton LITTLE ROCK. Aug. H. ,jp,_ Arkansas cotton farmers, already plagued by everything from boll weevils to labor shortages are faced by a new menace. It's the raccoon. Anil the low price of raccoon hides is indirectly responsible The State Game and Pish Commission here said it had received complaints of the 'coons eating the cotton bolls. Commission Executive Secretary T. A. McAmis said that the states raccoon population was increasing rapidly. Due to current low price for hides—15 cents- few trappers are bothering with the 'coons, he said. camp. Van Fleet was asked about a possible Communist build-up during the battle lull which has developed with the truce meetings. "We don't feel frightened a bit," the general snid. "Tlie enemy is hurting. He is In bad shape. He need;; peace." Van Fleet said the Chinese nncl North Koreans "are having a hell of a time maintaining themselves. Air attacks and floods arc hurting them." The general said his troops "would be delighted to give a good account of themselves in the event nothing comes' of the talks." The Allied army is "exceptionally fit.," he said. There has been "no disease of any proportion." He said the spirit of his liuops « bosled by letters from home, adding: "The morale back home makes the soldiers fight." Peace Talk Snagged On Air, Naval Issue | , MUNSAN, Korea, Aug. U. (AP)—Kaesonjj armistice !•' ks Riiagueci today on an argument over the importance of Allied air and naval supremacy. If cease-fire negotiations break down, the United Nations ground commander, Gen. James A. Van Fleet said his troops 'are ready ;to "clobber'.' tlie-Jteds. . . :-.-,-:. ' J ~ ' v 1h Tokyo Gen. Matthew B.~ Rfd'g-,' Osceola Council Okays 'Engine' Light Plant Plans Expanded Facilities; Cycle Officer Hired The Osceoliv City Council approved specifications for a new light plant engine and employed a motorcycle patrolman at an adjourned session held last night. Bids on either a 2000 kilowatt or 2800 kilowatt engine to supply additions! power for the city plant were called for and will be read at the next meeting of the City council Sept. 12, Mayor Ben Butler said. "The demand for electricity has increased so much we need to expand our facilities." Mayor Butler said. In other business at the special meeting. Alec Wiley, former Military Policeman, was employed as motorcycle patrolman. The adjourned session was held last night beacuse several members of the Council .had to leave before all business was completed at the regular meeting last week. Mayor Butler explained. Complete Halt In Auto Building Is Suggested Aug. 14. (API— Possl- Missco Residents See Flood Damage, Give to Relief Fund Two MLwissippi County residents lected thus far. who have seen the (loot! destruction of the middle-west have responded quickly to the Red Cross' appeal for funds lo rehabilitate the area. E. J. Cure, who is heading the drive, said that Malcolm Grecmvay, Calumet farmer, didn't charge Mr. ., n ...... "•""-' .urttcu tnac ne aireadv vr*tnvii Aug. M. (API — Possl- j f i has mailed application blanks to blllty of a complete halting of ai 0 " " St *'" k "" CggS lhc lalUr all cnimtv „„_.. .. ------------ urca g o ai 0 production because of materials purcha5ed ' shortages Is suggested by Ward's! Instead of a monthly statement. Home Demonstration automotive reports In Its current Is The publication says a "complete standstill" may come In early Oc- W" "following a gradual shuMo™ of wmponmt. - furnishing departments and vendors during the final " Mr. Oreenway sent this note: "These people arc really suffering. I am not sending a statement (or the eggs.' 'You just give the «6 to '.he Red Cross for me." A note accompanied the So con- Recent contributors include ss Irom Mrs. w. A. Stickmon. Milton Bunch and Mr. nnd Mrs. Johnny Marr; SID from Mrs. J. A Leech and $1 from Mr. and Mrs. Henry Richardson and Mrs. Anna Rice. Manila contributions include « from Mrs. A. Fendler, »3 from Dan Burk. $2 from Ed McMasters and Bill B.itlard and $l from BIy Childress and W. w. Fo'.vlcr. way, U. N. supreme commander, said the,-Reds have been steadily building up nnd are In a materially better position to attack than they were when truce talks started July Van Fleet, .commander of the Eighth Army, .commented: "The military feels we would like to have the opportunity to meet the Communists, if they attack. 11 would be a real clobber. "I don't know of a better way to get It over faster. "The enemy is hurting. He Is In bad shape. He needs peace." Van Fleet's opinion of the ability of the 8th Army lo meet a Red onslaught coincided with views expressed by Ridgway, when the lop Allied commander told about the Red build-up. UN Position Nol Inflexible Ridgway said the U.N. position was not inflexible, but that his troops must hnve a defensible position during a truce approximately along their present battle line. He said the U.N. won't go back to the 38th parallel, where the Reds want to set up a buffer zone. At Kncsong, Just before negotiators adjourned utjtll Wednesday North Korean Lt. C,cn. Nam U. top Red envoy, wound up Tuesday's two-hour. »nd 40-miuute session by announcing the Red demand for a truce on the clrl political boundary line Is unshakable. It was the demilitarized zone deadlock which generated the arzii- mcnt at Kacsong over U.N. Air and Navy might. Vice Arlm. c. Turner Jos-, head of the U.N. deletion, (old the Reds that Allied plniics nnd warships "are prosecuting n war behind your Iront lines which is not duplicated behind our lines." Reply Is fo Attack A U.N. spokesman said !' , was a reply to a one-hour and n-minute attack by Genera! Nam attempting tn "discredit Ihe independent that price control changes recently directed'by congress may mean meat black markets and living cost boosts of five (o eight per cent. He said the ban voted by Congress In the new defense production act against government slaughtering controls may concentrate meat supply in large packers. This may lead he said, to "local meat famines— which the customer can avoid only by paying illegal and extortionate prices for black market meat " Higher Trices Required Wilson said new rules directed bv Congress for calculating price ceilings will require higher prices and consequently higher wages. ,'.' Thc d ° B keeps Basing 'his tall •• Wilson said, "and where it stops nobody knows." The mobilization chief said the Soviet haggling and quibbling in the Korean peace talks, coupled with other developments, plainly indicates the Kremlin Is not matching its declared desire for peace with deeds. No where In the world, said Witson, is the struggle between communism and the tree world abat- Rerts Continue Campaign The Communists," Wilson said, are still continuing their campaign In ilfnloya and Indo-China. In eastern Berlin, the German youth were being fed with hatred of the United States at the same time that the .Kremlin -.., .uup.t^iM^iinelr. pressures ngatnst the free dissemination 'of news and have just closed down our information center In Warsaw—the last we had remaining in any satellite country. "Many other examples could b< cited to point up the contrast between Moscow's words and Moscow's deeds. It Is perfectly plain that when Moscow takes snuff, Its satellites sneew." Faced witn this situation, Wilson said, this country must go ahead lull blast with its mobilization Job and keep the domestic economy strong without permitting Inflation. —- -.. ...._ ,., c ,,«^, effectiveness of air and ,iaval now- they do attack Eivrhth Army cr which the O.jv command would relinquish in an armistice." In one breath the Noith Korean See CEASK-FIRE on t'a s c IZ Allied Air Force Hits Pyongyang Red Korea Capital Blasted in 'Heaviest Raid in Weeks' TERS. Korea, Ailg. H. <AP>—AN Hcd bombers and fighters struck the Red Korea capital of Pyongyang today in one of the heaviest air raids tn weeks. Ma.I. On. frank F. Everest. Fifth Air Force commander, said the combined strike of supcrforts. jet* and propeller driven fighters was directed against the "progressively increasing" Communist strength in the Pyongyang urea. Other pl.mcs nnd warships hammered at supply routes UeadiJv used by the Reds to build up their forces during armistice negotiations. U.N. Commander Gen. Matthew B. Ridywav the Reds are much more capable of attacking than they were five weeks ago. If weeks of September." A note accompanied the S3 con- By HAROLD Ward's says needed materials are tributton o! Drs Carl and Edna (Courier News staff Writer) not in sight." It adds that few tiles, Blytheville osteopaths, and I A woman whose husband was de" "" " "- ' clarcd missing and dead after an Husband's Body Was Returned From WWII, Woman Learns •clobber" them, said their commander. Gen. James A. Van Fleet. He said hii '.roops are "wt and ready " UN Seizes Kill U.N' troops seized a strategic hill r.or'h ni Hwachou on the central front and warded off a small Red Src WAR on IMge 12 stated in part: "We've Just returned from our 1 aly raitl on G « m any in 1943 dts quarter of the year. Post Office to Close at Midnight covered by accident yesterday that her husband's body might have .. >.,,, uuv . ,,: C1 lllc UIKUJ bccn toun<J Rntl returned to (he to do one's part to help in (his j stau * (or burial in June ol this h (h | through the ./fcctcd areas. "One can't help but. frel the urge terrible situation." The chapter [ New closing houis for Blythe. vine's post office lobby were announced today by Postma-stcr Ross Stevens. The lobby will be closed from 12 midnight until i a.m., every day, effective Immediately. Mr. Stevens pointed out that the rew hours will mean no change in i mail may be put In a receiving box oulsldc the past office Application has been made by the post office here to erect a receiving box at tlie Frisco depot, Mr. Stevens said. This would allow lal« mall to make north ar.d southbound trains ^l^ ii«> iiio' i 3n nn cra "? e '" «vcn IhoiiEh it does 3460 3439 M39, dispatching schedules. From 13 u>j through the post office Sep Nov Jan not pass :'Mnr May Soybeans year. Tlie woman was married to Lt. Winston Hunter Hall, whose mother and sister still live in Blytheville and late father was a-vlstnnt «!!ior of the Courier News at one time. Lt. Hall Joined the Air Force In 1940 and was a navigator on a bomber crew. Afltr a Thanksgiving day raid on Bremen. Lt. Hall and hb fellow crew members were miss- Hish Low clrise 238't MS'i 287 . 272'j 270 2TOU 275'i JW. ilJ'-j Ins. 277 27.V, 276 ' T,t. Hall h?0 marrierl 27«i» 277'A 277 <* i;Mfsji Shirley Zahrmger New York Stocks not long before he was shipped cv- crseas. Mrs. Hall waited two years for word of her husband and'the War Department sent word that they ' """ ~ r considered Lt. Hall dead. Some'- Amcr T °tacco time later, she married n?ain and : >™'-'ida Copper moved to California. Lt. Halls rcl- i ", ctb , StcH stives here lost cont.ict with hi* ' former wile. Woman IVrilc* Courirr , Today, the Courier News received f a letter from a Mrs. Shirley Wren "' St. Louis wlm MciHified'l^olM;;,^™;^ Coca-Cola Oeii Elerlric Gei! Motors ' • Hunter j :cived na ' iio ItlS <5nrTii\v : Steel as the former Mrs. ,,„„„„, Hall, she said she liad just r a letter from the mother U i me i bombardier on her husband's plane j oll , ncD ai; Cr and that the mother said how glad j standard of N j" " she was that the bodies had been , Texas Corp scO«HV I Sou Pac . 159 1-4 . 62 3-R . 45 3-R . 51 1-4 . 72 . 109 . 57 7-8 . 48 7-8 . 69 1-2 17 3-4 33 41 21 1-2 34 26 1-2 68 3-8 50 3-8 S3 5-8 •tl 1-4 64 3-8

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