BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVII—NO. 143 Blytheville Dally Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Blythe'vllle Courier BlythevUle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NOHTHSA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Accidents Kill <650 on Holiday Grim New Record High Set; 456 Persons Die on Roads By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS Accidents killed at least 650 persons during the nations' Labor Day weekend. It was a grim new record for the holiday. , ... . A Labor Da >' record was set in hiyhway traffic—156 killed. Brownings claimed 98 dead, including; 37 lost in the capsizing of a single fishing boat, off Mantauk, N. Y. The rest of the grand total were Mexico 7 ] I- New York '5 40 a- ctims of a variotv of mlchnne tn xi.-it ^..',,.' " _ _ IorK " *° a > BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS,'TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1951 TEN PAGES victims of a variety of mishaps, Including plane crashes, fires and falls. The miscellaneous accident to)] deaths numbered the 225 estimated . was 97. The highway well over twice by the National Safety Council as expectable on a three-day non-holiday weekend. The council had predicted 390 traffic fatalities for the 18-hour holiday period, but revised its estimate to 500 on the basis of early weekend death-re ports. Record Was 410 The former record for Labor Day •fcaffic deaths was 410 in ,1949. The W>erall accident toll record for Labor Day shattered this year was 559 set a year ago. A survey from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday (local time) showed: 637 accidental deaths, compared -•to 559 over the 1950 Labor Day weekend, the previous high. 447 traffic fatalities as compared to the old record high of 410 for a 78-hour Labor Day holiday In 1949. 97 Persons Drown 87 persons drowned, including 37 on the capsized fishing boat Pelican off the eastern tip of Long Island. 1 The fishing boat disaster was the worst accident over the holiday period. . .: 93 persons lost their lives In accidents ol miscellaneous nature, including plane crashes, fires, falls, «tc. Highways Were Jammed The nation's highways were jammed with millions of cars in the last long holiday of the summer season. Fatal mishaps were reported in nearly every state. The National Safety Council had estimated the traffic death toll would _«,.reach 390 for the holiday. But the - vB"trei!, noting WrVhsavj 1 ., Ml during the first two Hays of the ex- '^'inded weekend, Jevised its esti- ; yesterday in "more than 500" deaths. Last Labor Day 3E3 were killed in highway accidents while the total accidental deaths numbered 583. "Price Is High" "It's a high price indeed to pay ng j*Mu ^ia North Carolina 19 3 2; North Dakota 1 1 0; Ohio 28 2 4; Oklahoma 651- Oregon 2 0 2; Pennsylvania 21 0 2 ; South Carolina 11 4 2; South Dakota 3 0 0; Tennessee 14 2 o Texas « 3 24; Utah 201; Vermont 200- Virginia 11 1 o ; Washington 9 3 o'- West Virginia 803; Wisconsin 830; Wyoming 002; District of Columbia SINGLE COPIEg JPIVB CENTS Big Guns Roar Hint of Assault rr. f ,^c-^ —Courier News Photo THOSE LAST PRECIOUS MOMENTS-Juntor High School students took advantage of (Heir last fleet mg moments of summer freedom-this morning as they milled about in front of the school building before be- gmmn the 1951- - a — ...-j ...-..*... nuuuu ii, mini, ui me scnool ijuilcnng be inning the 1951-52 torn. Registration and classwork foi- these student* began at 8:30 this morning. Air-Powered Foe May Drive South U. S. 8TH. ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Sept. 4. (AP)—War guns roared their loudest in mouths today amid official Allied reports timt the Reels have 400,000 men in the front lines, hacked by armor and 1,000 planes, ready for a new offensive. The Allies are attacking now. Three American divisions form —Courier News rhoto WO.NMR IF TJJEVLL fc\ LK LET HIM OUTJ-A faithful canine companion stood vigllantiy.'at the back door of Lange School this morning, apparently wondering If that long hall on' the other side of the door would ever djscorge his young master.- As fellow dogs wandered Soybeans High Low Close S-p 282!i 280% 281 NJV 260V; 268 268'-i Jan 272'b 271'! 27t',i Mar 215 214' 274'i May 277 216 276U-76 Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wed- NOT MUCH CHANGE nesday with widely scattered thundershowers in west portion, not much change in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy »nd continued cool today, tonight «nd Wednesday. Scattered showers or thundershowers mostly in west and south portions; high today 70 to 75 north to near 80 south, low tonight SO to 65. Minimum this morning—€9. Maximum yesterday—84. Sunset today—«:23. Sunrise tomorrow—5:35. idly about the schoO yard, this one stayed close to the door that will close daily behind his owner for the next nine months. Vacation Days at End For Students Here Summers freedom ended this morning for Blytheville's school children as they trooped back to classrooms in the city's eight schools Faculties totaling 134 teachers greeted the students as they prepared for another nine months of books and homework. for'a little holiday fun," comment-| - . ., „ , .... «d Ned H. Dearborn, council pres- dose daily behind his owner for the next nine months Ident, on the record traffic toll. The council's figures sho-" an average of 295 persons have been killed in traffic accidents every 78 hours in 1951. However,, the council said, the figures include those who died weeks and months after being Injured and were not strictly comparable with the holiday toll which includes only immediate deaths. Toll ly State* The death toll by states, traffic, drowning and miscellanoou.i: Alabama 10 0 2; Arizona 4 0 O.- Arkansas 822; California 23 6 3; Colorado 4 0 4; Connecticut 402; Delaware 100; Florida 14 2 0; Georgia 11 I 1; Idaho 2 0 0; Illinois 23 1 1; Indiana 11 0 0; Iowa 5 1 3; Kansas 600; Kentucky 5 1 4; K.ouisiana 611; Maine 4 0 2; Mary- ~^ind 733; Massachusetts 800; Michigan 11 3 I; Minnesota 14 0 4; Mississippi 211; Missouri 20 3 3; Montana 001; Nebraska 500; Nevada 200: New Hampshire 111; New Jersey 14 2 1; New A total of 578 students had registered at senior High School, Principal W. D. Tommey said today. Figures resulting from registrations at Junior High School, grade schools and the three Negro schools were to be compiled this afternoon, Superintendent W. B. Nicholson said. Cl.issroom work began this morning for Senior High School students, but at the other schools in the city registration preceded the opening of classwork. Rural schools also resumed class- wcrk this morning after a day off yesterday to permit faculty members to attend teachers meetings. If construction of the new while High School students will move into the old Senior High School and Central Grade School will "overflow-" into the Junior High building. Oct Dec Mar May BlytheviHe Man Wins Battlefield Advancement Marine M/Sgt. James E, Barbour of Blytheville who is now serving willi the First Marine Division in Korea, has received a field promotion to second lieutenant, relatives here learned yesterday. A veteran of U years with thc Marine Corps, Sgl. Barbour was no- lined of his promotion on Atlj. 26 although the promotion was dated i ,\f,iy 1. The ofticial certificate of promotion, signed by Francis P. Matthews, I then secretary of (ho Navy, was re- n-« H- i. t ^, !«''«<* yesterday by Barbourt par- Open High Low Close ! cnU!> . Mr . and Mrs . w c Bm tour. Lt. Barbour is !he husband of Mrs. high school on North Tenth street goes according to schedule. Senior High School students may move into the new building belore the end of the school year. When this happens, the Junior N. O, Cotton 3427 3431 3431 3435 3452 3455 3448 3452 3418 3419 3422 3422 Thelma Barbour of Blytheville. He 3439 3441. has been serving in Korea since 3440 3441'Sept. 15. 1950. Hill-Billy Ernest Tubb to Play At '57 Cotton Picking Contest Oiiitar-slrumming Ernrsl Tubb. one of the nation's most popular Inll-billy singing stars, will bo on hand for thc National Cotton Pick- Ing Contest here Oct. 5. Announcement of Tubbs' appear„ „. ...*,„, ^ x _ ouaourv, en Precipitation 54 hours to 7 a.m. mlttee chairman ance here was made today J. T. Sndbury, entertainment "com- by —trace. Total since Jan. 1—3257. Mean temperature (midway between high and tow)—765. Normal meaji .temperature lot floplctnbtr—14.2. Ihla Dale L«t y c »r Minimum this moriun?—72 Maximum yesterday—SO. Precipitation January i to this date lust yew—*l.i». for the contest- sponsoring Junior oharcibfir of Conmicrie. Mr. S u d b II r y said the Grand OI e Opry performer will make two Appearances during the con- Ernent Tubh He will play and sing during the afternoon of the contest and will appear in a concert at the American Legion auditorium that night Slim Rhodes, Memphis television performer, has also agreed to appear at Ihe contest again this year, Mr. Sudbury ca:d. Tubb. a native of Texas, has been a favorite of Nashville's •Opi-y" program since he first fame In Ihe program 111 1942. He made his TirM, record In 1840 and has been turning them out at regular intervals ever since. Rhodes, who has appeared over the trl-statc area, will bring his entire entourage to the contest He appeared at last year's contest, also, the main United Nations assault !ie<1 Tuesday as the power which force—thc U.S. Second and Seventh Infantry Divisions and the First Marine Division. Truman to Open Peace Meet 'Old Soldier' Stays Home From Treaty NEW YORK, Sept. 4.. (API- Gen. Douglas MacArthur—and the Japanese Peace Treaty. Once they seemed synonymous. Friends have said the old soldier who fought the Japanese, took their surrender in Tokyo Bay and guided their post-war rebuilding, expected the. signing of the treaty to climax his career. Then he would retire. Truman ousted him as Fair East commander. Today, as' delegates ; gathered around a San ncisco Cotv- tce ttrble to i—ftCl u d e the Japariese pact. M a c A r t h u r worked at his desk in New York. He a p peared outwardly un- Gen.MacArthur perturbed at the lack of invitation. An aide has said the general felt ignored, but MacArthur has not commented. At his desk, he composed a speech he will deliver Thursday at Cleveland. While figures from many nations convened In San Francisco—Acheson, Gromyko, Schuman, Morrison—It was just another day in the new routine of the general who told Congress last April that old soldiers just fade away. That routine has been to go his New York office, travel about the country making speeches, and to attend as many sports events as 'possible. Sometimes he goes to the baseball parks as often as three times a week. When In New York, he drives on weekdays from his 10-room presidential apartment In the Waldorf-Astoria hotel to his simply furnished four-room office on the 13th floor at 00 Church Street in downtown Manhattan. ' MacArthur, though retired, is entitled to the office at government expense by virtue of his five- star rank. He has a staff of three officer aides and five enlisted men. All wear civilian clothes. MncArthiir no longer has a command and has no private business connections. He keeps busy writing speeches, replying to correspondence and receiving various visitors and delegations. Jaycees to Enter Blytheville Girl in Portageville Event The Junior Chamber of Commerce last night voted to enter a Blytheville girl in thc beauty contest to be held in conjunction with She Portagcvllie, Mo., Soybean Contest this fall. In other action at the club's semi-monthly meeting in the Jaycee Clubhouse, It was voted to hold meetings every Monday night until the National Cotton Picking Contest Oct. 4-5. H was announced that booths will be set up on Main Street Saturday to sell tickets to the Rogers club Ls spon-i Russian 'Drive' Said Blocked President Warns World of Enemies SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4. (AP)—Intensive behind-the- scenes negotiations today convinced American leaders, including President Truman, that they have the votes to defeat any Russian drive to disrupt the Japanese Peace Conference opening tonight. But none could say just how long it will take to get a peace treaty signed. Mr. Truman flew in from Washington yesterday with a new warning of possible Communist offensives in Korea, Asia or-. EurM^SH^ will open thc confe^noi^fjjjjj@|||piii, u major address jj^"j^ftjj&?* ^1" : -M will be televised*and broadcast nationally. The first working session "will be held tomorrow morning. Russia's tJietics are expected to be quickly disclosed at that lime. The President's latest warning to the country to be on guard and continue 'massing its defenses sounded a grim no te. It came on the eve of the gathering of 51 delegations at San Francisco's gllt-and- marble opera house to close the books on World II in the Pacific. Though his speech was aimed at a homefront audience of potential defense bond buyers, it tmd a direct significance for the host of diplomats assembled here from over the world Sirenglh Called For "Whether the negotiations in Korea are successful or not," he said, "we must continue to drive ahead to build defensive strength for our country and the free world. Dan A. Blodjcett Blcdgett Opens Mayoralty Race Alderman of Ward Three Announces His Candidacy Dan A. Blotlgelt. Third Word alderman, today became the first candidate /or mayor in the municipal election to be held In November. Mr. Blodgett, who has been an alderman since the first of tin's year, announced his candidacy this morning.'Sorn in Arkansas, he has resided unry an te ree world t^-nutu m r>iy "The plain fact Is that the Com- yci]rs antj !i < unists may try to resume the or- I s '™ctlon busin Blytheville for several engaged In the con- icss. He formerly was assistant plant fensive In Korea, at any time. More- ...-^umm over, they are capable of launch-'superintendent and p~a'nt"Tuncrin- '"" "" -"'•- '" " ' " ' tcntlMit with Swift and Company Oil Mill here. He assisted In the oil mill's construction in 1942. At one time, he was employed In the accounting department of the Hock r ing new attacks in Europe, In the tauten, with Middle East or elsewhere In Asia — wherever it suits them." As conceived by the American government, conclusion of the Japanese Peace Treaty Is a major task in the drive to build the free world's defenses. While formally ending World War II and restoring Japan's independence, it \vould permit Japan to rearm and sign a projected Japanese-American agreement !o station United States forces in Japan after the occupation. Slifr Fight Expccltd That Is why these officials expect Russia to put up a stiff fight against the pact. New York Stocks Bill here Sept 13. Patten. Wade . brook, Wayne H. Dill. Arthur Wca- ver. and Thurman C. Phillips were inducted as new members last nigh!. New York Cotton CX-t . ,, 3431 Dec 3136 Mar 3450 May 3448 Open Hijh lav Close 3438 3442 3452 3451 3434 3430 34)1 2434 3431 Secretary of Slate Acheson and his aides, in close cooperation with British Delegate Kenneth Younger and other key envoys here, have worked out an elaborate battle strategy to meet a disruptive campaign by Soviet Delegate Andrei Groray- ko. Concern with possible Russian efforts to knot the conference In long debate and thereby wreck the treaty has, in fact, dominated their pre- confercnce planning. Yet some yf Achcson's advisers do not entirely tule out the chance that Oromyko may pull a surprise play, lay down a conciliatory line and. after making objections and reservations, conceivably sign Ihe treaty. At the other extreme it Is considered possible the Russians may threaten prolonged war In Korea t •. .«•>«..».« ?" d ,, r '1u e thc S P. CCUC °' World War | Anaconda Copper " ' ~ Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central . Int Harvester . -. J. C. Penney , . Republic Sleel . ... Radio . . Socony Vacuum . .. Studcbakcr Standard o( N J Texas Corp .. . Scars U S steel Sou Pac land Railroad. A home-owner. Mr. Blodgett Is a member of the Presbyterian Church and is a Mason. He Is married and has one son. Robert Blodgctt. a student at Ilcndrix College. The Blod- gelts reside, at 1916 Kcarn Strec,' In announcing his candidacy Mr Blodgett said: "If elected to the office of mayor I will devote my time and attention to the duties of the office and. fully cognizant of the responsibilities Involved, will render a fair, honest and sober administration of the cltj -ffairs "I will be courteous and considerate unit available at 'all times >a discuss city affairs and will sec tint the benefits ol the city government are distributed U> all alike. "I will strive earnestly and sincerely to bring about needed Improvements and developments In this city and I will cooperate with the City Council and welcome the criticism and artvlce of all civic groups and citizens." A T and T Amrr Tobarco ! with Japan a treaty to which Rus------ —~ Rceies. Jr.. sia objects and In which Russia's Roland Roimsaville. Robert West- ally. Red China, can have no part hrnnlr lir.m-.-i.. t_r n;li t_ii-..~t>r.. " • •** nu |»<n v. Flood Threat Again Menaces East Kansas TOMJKA. Sc|.t. 4 a-,—New Mood threats were growing In eastern Kansas today following repeated heavy r?ins In the watersheds of the Marals DCS CyRi'.cs, Neosho and Kansas Rivers and their tribu- Oi Urles. 161 5-8 63 5-8 47 1-2 54 1-2 70 1-2 111 en 50 59 IS 1-ft 34 1-2 69 44 ;>2 vs 3ft 5-8 28 70 56 1-8 54 41 3-8 63 3-8 These three outfits were identl las carried Allied troops live miles forward in a 17-day "battle of the hills" in east central Korea. In a special announcement. Gen. James A. Van Fleet, United Nations ground commander, said the "magnificent effort" of the three American divisions and about an equal number of South Koreans "seriously decreases the Communist potential to w.ge an offensive operation in the near future within this sector." Gen. Matthew B. Hldgway's headquarters in Tokyo sold the Reds were in position to launch a new offensive. It gave this picture of the Communist buildup: Forty divisions — about 400,000 men—on the battle line. At least 30 divisions, Including "large numbers of Caucasian Soviet puppet troops" In reserve. A thousand combat planet across the border in Mancliuria. But Van Fleet said he doubted the Reds would attack, unless goaded by political reasons. Thc mcst savage fighting since April raged over the eastern ridges Tuesday. Allied troops were -locked in continuing battle with 33,000 Chinese and North Koreans for control of ridges and mountains ranging up. to 4,000 feet. Ncgollators Swap Notes Meanwhile, truce negotiators: exchanged, accusing, uncompromising notes today. Chlet truce negotiators exchanged six sharp notes. Each accused the other of distortion. Neithe proposed resuming armistice meet ings which Ihe Reds broke off two weeks a»o. The notes Deliveen us. vice Adm C. Turner Joy and North Korean Lt. Gen 'Nam II dealt, solely with three asserted violations of thi Kaesong. neutrality zone in Korea They were Red accusations. Jay denied them nil. He said Nam Il's "distortion" could "not transform allegations into realities' The general view was heavy with pessimism. lti-s|ionsi!il c quar- ttrs said efforts to get truce talks going again appeared to have deteriorated under * welter of wasted words. Nam II sent three lengthy notes , telling Admiral Joy "your consist- j ent method of distorting facts and j Hat denial" was not a satisfactory' answer to Red charges. Accusations Repealed He repeated Communist accus.-i- tlons that (I) an Allied plane dropped flares Aug. 29 In the Kaesong area where truce talks were held, (2> South Korean troops killed a WAR on Pane 10 Puppet Force, \E. Germans \ Are in Korea TOKYO, Sept. 4. (AP)—United Nations headquarters said today Reel strength for the Korean War has been augmented by "large numbers of Caucasian Soviet puppet troops" and by a "puppet air force- of 1,000 planes. It said Red troops from East Germany and other Soviet satellite areas have been pouring into North Korea for months. Tlic "puppet air force" Is in the "Mnnchurian sanctuary" across the Yalu River border from Korea, headquarters said. A public Information office release from the headquarters of Gen. Matthew B. Rldgway, u.N. commander, said the Reds have 70 divisions available—on the battle line and in reserve—and may be preparing to launch a new offensive with tills force." Forty of the divisions, about 40,000 men, have been identified a« on the battle line. Air Korce to tend Support They would be supported In an attack by the "puppet air force" and by artillery, tanks and armor, ed cars brought to Korea by th» European volunteers. Ridgway's headquarters described the Caucasian units as "specialists and technical personnel contributed by the Soviet satellite nations Including East Germany. 1 * ' The release said there are "larga numbers" of these "Caucasian Soviet puppet troops." It gave no estimate of their numbers. Nor did it indicate where In North Korea they might be stationed. The statement was the first of- 'ficial recognition of a long current rumor" that the Reds. have, been organizing an International brigade ol .white volunteers. * J 1,000 Planes Assembled ;v- t' Ttje "public InforniaTlon^oftriB 'said a puppet air force of morav than 1,000 fighters, light bombers and ground, attack planes was assembled In 'Manchurin, across the Yalu River border from Korea. Of the international brigade, thc release said: "These volunteer forces, officially organized In Manchuria during the early part of 1051, have been moving into Korea since spring, and are composed of specialists and technical personnel contributed by the Soviet satellite nations Including East Germany." 70 Divisions Available The release said the Reds had approximately 70 divisions available — built up and re-equipped since the start of the now disrupted truce talks July 10. Forty divisions were reported In the front lines: another 30 in reserve. The total of 70 would be approximately 700,000 men. U.N. commanders repeatedly have expressed confidence in the ability of their forces (o withstand anything the Communists can hurl at them. The Allies have vastly superior fire power. U.N. ground forces are In the best positions they have ever held In Korea. ttl.Y lllllVH.l.i: HOOKS IN KORKA-Sid. .lauu-s Newport ot Kay. ettcville ikfo and Cpl. Arthur Ilcaglcr of Sprmgdale. attached to th» 33Gth Field Artillery in Korea. look over some of the books sent soldier* In Korea by the Blytheville Rotary Club. The Rotarians shipped nearly 200 donated books to Korea in July after the club was notified that members o! Arkansas National Guird units had asked lor bookt.
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