The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 7, 1951 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 7, 1951
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVII—NO. 146 Blytheville Daily New« BlytheviUe Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1951 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FITB CENTO J 'Word-Waste,'War Continue in Korea Reds Send New Messages; Circled Allies Battle Free TOKYO, Sept. 7. (AP)—New Communist notes swirled today in the brimming cauldron of wasted words that left peace in Korea as remote as ever. Sharp fighting flashed again on the explosive western front while the Kaesong armistice talks remained suspended for the 15lh straight day. Two Allied outposts [ought their way out of Chinese Red traps northwest of Chorwou. The main united Nations line braced for an expected Communist offensive. . >. . The new Red notes rejected the latest Allied denials o! responsibility for neutrality ?.one violations at Kaesong, Korea. There was no Red answer to Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway's insistence on a new truce sit«: Pcipinr Aira Replies Red China's Peiping Radio broadcast the two new messages from North Korean Lt. Gen. Nam II. senior Red delegate, to Vice Adm. .'£| Turner Joy, top U. N. negotiator. Both notes rejected Joy's three denbls Tuesday of Red charges as "completely unsatisfactory.". One nole brushed aside Joy's insistence that no Allied plane dropped-. a tlare inside the Kaesong neutral zone the night of Aug. 29. "Your side's grave responsibility for these incidents can by no means he turned aside by your message which disregards the facts and de' nies everything," Nam said, Denial Rejected "Moreover, your sitie must also accept the heavy responsibility for the fact that from Aug. 29 up to th,« present your military ail craft have persisted in unscrupulous and incessant penetrations over the Kaesong neutral zone." Nam's second note rejected Joy's denial of Red charges that South Korean troops killed , Red military police in the neutral zone on Aug. 18 and Aug. 30. iv Allied troops drove Chinese Com- fRurifciU off two hills . today on the WMtirri front where Reds earlier encircled two United Nations out- ing Ccmmunlst resistance checked two attacks by US. Second Divl sion infantrymen. Second Division troops were en gaged in a pitched battle with Red atop one ridge north of Yanggu. A Second Division assault on anothe hill was stalled by fiercely resistin: Reds. While the Reds were showing nev aggressiveness in the west, severa groups 0( 300 to 800 were spottet moving away from the battle liii They also moved two tanks tha the U.N. Air Force had reporte knocking out Thursday during heavy Chinese attack near Yoncho —south of today's largest engagi ments on the western front. Low hanging clouds shroude most of the battle area, hamperln Allied warplanes and furnishin cover for Red troop movements. Police Escort Gromyko After Assassination Tip Convoy Swerves Past Wreck on Highway SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7. (AP)—An overturned truck blocked both traffic lanes as Russia's Andrei Gvomyko sped to today's session of the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. His heavily Increased police escort, speeding at 70 miles an hour, led the Russians' cars into the path of oncoming traffic, which was cleared by sirens, and all made It *•' safely around the obstruction. —Courier News Photo* Bridge Halts School Buses- Patched with short lengths of timber nailed to rotting cross- members, the above bridge on State Highway 148 in the Clear Lake vicinity is one that must be crossed daily by school buses of the Blytheville District. Gaping holes in the bridge flooring existed until the recent temporary repairs. The cross-members supporting the larger planks are rotted in many places and several holes still exist. (See lower photo, which was taken from beneath the 'span.) Missco Of (Mexican Labor 'Blacklist' Mississippi County has been removed from a .Mexican government "blacklist" that had threatened to worsen the already-critical cotton harvest labor problem. post*. - ..-.*. Both Hjhl Fr«-» Both surrounded units [ought Bre«. One immediately counterat- liclced. A front, line dispatch reported Iw'o companies of Heds fled from a hill without tiring a shot after the AlUe» blasted them with tank and field artillery. The -recaptured knoll Is northwest of Yonchon, which is •even miles north of tile 38th Parallel. farther north U.K. ufantivmen won a second hill after three hours of close Infighting. Reds fought and attacked al along the western half of the front in actions that had the earmarks at a prelude to a new offensive. Yanks Held in East In the mountains east, stlffen- A committee of Northeast Arkansas planters and businessmen, accompanied by Rep. E. C. (Took) Gainings of West Memphis, conferred in Memphis yesterday with Cano del Castilllo, Mexican consul there. The result of the conference was removal of Mississippi, Crittenden and PoirLsett Counties from a Mexican "blacklist" based on charges of discrimination against Mexican cotton labor. -* '- ; ._ . ' Mayor Ben BuUer of Osceola. ,a membW of the group that conferred in Memphis, said the talks with Mr; Castillio followed a meeting yesterday morning at which state and regional Employment Security officials addressed Missco farmers on the labor situation. "Plenty of Workers** Foreseen Mayor Butler said he now fell that "we can get plenty of Mexican "'workers." Former governor Homer Adkins now head of the Arkansas Employment Security Agency, spoke to crowd (hat packed the Circuit Courtroom In the Osceola. Court Souse and outlined plans for obr taining Mexican cotton field labor. Little other information w a s forthcoming from the meeting yesterday and the Courier News was told by a man who attended that government officials were "cautious about newspaper publicity" for fear X the public would get "I h e wrong Impression" about certain aspects of the matter. :,'--.; 'MayoVjJutler credited Mr. Adkins and hls/UaH'' with -"putting out plenty of effort to help the (labor) situation, which is really critical." S o nye. alleged discrimination against Mexican workers had occurred in spring and early summer Mayor Butler said, but that this has been cleared up, "I felt we had been leaning backward to do what we should do,' he said. Some Mexicans had charged that they could not get service in some See MEXICAN" on Page 12 FBI Gets Auto Theft Suspect Sheriff William Berryman said this morning that James \V- Montgomery, 27, of Flint, Mich., who was yjrested here Sept. 1 on suspicion JTpf car theft, has been turned over 'to federal authorities to face possible Dyer Act violation charges. Montgomery was turned over to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents yesterday and was taken to the Craighead County jail in Jonesboro. * Montgomery was arrested here by State Trooper Tom Smalley. The 1951 Buick he was driving was reported stolen in Flint. Michigan authorities. Sheriff Berrymsm said came to Blytheville Wednesdaj night to return the car to Flint. America Has 'Fantastic' Weapons, Young Says WASHINGTON, Sept. 7. {AP)—Senator Young (R ND) disclosed today that the United States has more thar one devastating new secret weapon—powerful "beyond imag ination"—and that they all probably would be ready to us if war should come suddenly. Maria Montez Dies in Tub PARIS. Sept, 7. I/Pi —Movie Actress Maria Montez died here today, apparently from drowning In her bathtub. -+ "Tliey are in a high state of de vftlopment," Young told a reporte as the Senate Appropriations Con mittee met behind doors to give ex Indonesia to Sign Pact JAKARTA. Indonesia, Sept. 1. (iP> —The Indonesian government decided by a narrow margin today to sign the Japanese Peace Treaty. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Scattered thundershow- Soviet Tax Protested BERLIN. Sept, 7. Wi—Thc Western Allies protested to the Russians tcday that the new Soviet zone tax violates four-power agreements guaranteeing free access to Berlin COOLER ^rs Ui northwest portion this afternoon or tonight. And in north and central portion Saturday. Little cooler in northeast portion tonight. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy tonight and Saturday; with scattered thundershowers west tonight or early Saturday; little change in temperature; low tonight 56-64; high Saturday generally near 80. Minimum this morning—60. Socony Vacuum Maximum yesterday—93. Studebaker Sunset today—6:19. Standard of N J Sunrise tomorrow—5:33. Texas Corp Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. Sears —licme U S Steel Total since Jan. 1—32.27. Sou Mean temperature (midway between hinh and low)—765. Normal mei'tt temperature [or Sentombei'—74.2. This Hale Las! Year Ocl Minimum Hits morning—52. t>cc Maximum yesterday—so. Mar Precipitation January 1 to this i May date last year—51.18. j Jul New York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco . . Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester . ... This bridge, which has no railing for half its length on the west side, was called to the attention ol the Courier News by Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, elementary school supervisor. Because of the condition of the bridge, she said, school buses now stop and unload on reaching it. The bus then re,urns to Blytheville and the student-s must walk the rest of tha home. At] the studenU except one are Negroes. Miss Turner said the condition of the bridge was rejwrtcd to .he State Highway Commission early this year by P. A. Rogers, whose residence is located behind the clump of trees in the top, photo, and other Clear Lake residents. A check with the Highway Department yesterday showed that no work on this road has been programmed yet. , \ Before, the temporary repairs were made, Miss Turner said, the bridge flooring broke under the weight of her car as she was. driving _acro^i it:' lust. rnontlV' Highway 148 was constructed in 1938. The bridge spans a drainage ditch. x> Half of Copper Employes Set For Return The truck had overturned some ime before the Russians reached he place. The acidcnt ocurred within hours nfter Die FBI had heard a report hat an attempt- would be made to a.*isassInaU the Russian deputy foreign minister a* he drove up "Bloody Bayshore 1J highway to the session of the Japanese Peace Treaty Conlerence. The report said a truck would smash into Gromyko's car in an apparent accident. Siren* Clear W»y With sirens acrearning and speedometers pointing to 70 miles an hour, the heavy police escort and the Russians topped the grade of "Boneynrd Hill," just south of San Francisco. In the path of the cars, blocking both northbound lanes, was an overturned truck, with two beer Se« GROMYKO on Page U Walkout Expected At Jap Pact Meet SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7. (AP)—Embattled Andrei Gromyko and his Communist cohorts may walk out of the Japanese Peace Treaty conference. The third and last of a series of Red blasts at the treaty was scheduled late today. .There was speculation in the American delegation that afterward the Russian, Polish and C/.echoslovak delegations, badly out-numbered and outtalked here, might quit the meeting. Predictions of a Russian walkout came both from Ambassador John Poster Dunes, second ranking U. S. delegate and Senator Bridges <R- NHJ, an observer. Dulles, said in a radio interview last night he doubted that the Russians would sign the treaty "and they won't want to be spectators to the signing." Bridges said he picked up his Information Irom a foreign delega tiori with usually accurate Intelll- Negro Suspect Sought For Slaying at Hayti CARUTHERSVILUE, Sept. 7.—A Negro suspected of the blackj'ack- murder of Wolf Khourie lost Tuesday has been traced north and "we believe we are pretty close to him," Sheriff Jake ClaxLon said this morning; pected approval Lo a S5.000.000.0C increase in defense fimds for a power, including an Air Force at least 95 wings. This increase would push the t tal of the record-breaking bill above! $51,000.000,000. It contained morel than $56,000,000,000 as passed by the Hou.te. Asked if the ultra-powerful wea- DENVER. Sept. 7- (<l j j—At least half the workers In the copper, zinc and lead industries were expected back at work early today because of a U.S. district court order halting a strike. The court, order was issued at Denver Wednesday. But the return to jobs WEIS slow yesterday with the largest number, 12.000. going back at Anaconda Copper Mining Company properties in Montana. Union officials wore busy attempting to reach members and holding meetings, some of them last night to discuss the court order and pass on orders from the executive committee of the Independent International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter workers. The prospect was that a niunbc. of workers would not be back a work until tomorrow. And company officials estimated that it woulc take at least three days for produc lion to reach pre-stnke levels. The executive committee of thi union, meeting at Nogales. Arizona officially notified locals of the coiir order in telegrams Wednesday night The 1 top officers of the inciependen A pair of old shoes in a shoe box; as if Ihey had been left after the purchase of a. new pair of iocs, was found in the store where r. Khourie was fatally injured and hese led officers to suspect the egro. 'Sheriff Claxton said. Mr. Khourie was found Tues- ay afternoon when relatives were ailed to his store in Hayti by a u stonier w h o "heard .something trange," Chief of Police R. W, 3rook5 of Hayti .said. He was taken to Pcmiscot Coun- s Memorial Hospital where he died bout four hours later. It was first _ pons-tirst mentioned by President unjon ,' expc i| eti trom U ic CIO las Truman earlier this week—might ue, year, y, ere there preparing for thi used in Korea \n case truce tallis I 1951 convention. finally break down. Young replied: 1 "That would be a military decision." He indicated that Pentagon leaders, who pledged senators to secrecy in" disclosing the "fantastic new se- Soybeans cret \ve?pons.'' probable uses. had not, outlined .Sen Nov President Truman said they could destroy civilization and that he High 287 \'i 212 162 7-8 j hoped they would never be used. 63 1-2 48 1-2 55 1-2 11 5-8 109 1-2 61 1-4 50 7-8 . 71 3-4 18 7-8 34 1-4 Jan ........ 275'i 277 279 Mar May Low 282 269'2 211 ij 274™, 276^ Close 288'/i 271'.'.-'. 274'.'.-'. 275 VI 27R 1 ! thought he suffered a brain concussion in a fall and officers first suspected it was murder when it wr- discovered the store had been robbed. Examination indicated Mr. Khou- ric had been struck over the left eye and on top of the head, probably with a blackjack, officers said The 68-yenr old merchant owned two stores in Hayti where he had lived for 35 years. He was born in Syria. The slugging and robbery took place about 3:30 p.m. in a store just off Hayti's town square officers said. British, Iran Oil Talks Reach Total Breakdown LONDON, Sept. 7. (AP)—Oil talks between Britain and Iran reached a complete breakdown today following a thinly-veiled British demand that Iran throw out Premie Mohammed Mossadegh. The foreign office, stung by Mos- sadegh's tnreai to ex pell 350 British technicians t r.o m the shut-down Abadan refinery area, unless Britain came up wilt) new propDsnls within 15 days said lust night: The recent -speech by the Persian (Iranian i minister in the Senate shows conclusively 'Juit no further negotiation? with the present Persian government, can produce any results." His majesty's government therefore now consider that the negotiations begun by the lord privy seal (Richard R. Stokes) arr no longer in suspense, but. broken off.' Tills was regarded here as putting it .squarely up lo Iran to produce a new government to tackle t.he difficult problem, Mossadegh could lose thc nre- mership by parliamentary action or he might be decisively voted ou of office in the Iranian genera elections scheduled for next tnontl It is doubtful, however, that th m plied British ultimatum will b- nclpful to Mossftdcgh's opponents i Iran considering thc indanict* na onM 1 feelings there, The foreign office statement oh indirectly warned that Biiiai would not sit icily by if Iran car rieo out her threat to expel ish employes of the nationalize Anglo-Irani tin Oil Company. Arkansas Draft; 153 LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 7 <!?> Arkansas vnll supply 153 men f the October draft call. Nations 1951 Cotton Crop Estimate An estimate of the nation's 1D51 cotton crop was revised downward ial( a million bales today and the latest figure set at 16,908,000 >ales by OrvJs Brothers and Company, New York cotton brokers. This was an estimate of the croa ns of AIM?. 31. The firm's e.slimave of the entire crop as of July 31 was 17,420,000 bales. The estimate of Arkansas' 1Q51 crop, however, showed an increase during the past month. As of Aug, 31, Orvis Brothers estimated the state's crop at 1,584,000 compared to an estimate of 1,575,000 hales as of July 31. For Mlssissouri, the estimate also was revised downward, fmm 4LO.COO bales as of July 3i to 315,000 bales as of Aug. 31. Estimates for other states included: Texas, 4,690,000 bales; Mississippi, 1,840,000; California, 1.775.000; Alabama, 960,000; Georgia, 915,000; South Carolina, 560,000; Louisiana, 857,000; Arizona, 353,000; Oklahoma, 650,000; Tennessee, 643,000; North Carolina, *320.- COO; New Mexico, 316,000; Virginia, 16,000; Florida and others, 44,000. gcuce. He expressed hope the report was not true because th« CommunisU "have played the game of cat and mouse with thc p«ac* of the world long enough." The treaty Is scheduled to b« signed tomorrow. Late this afternoon Poland's "Stefan Wlerblowstt is listed to speak. No Reason for Belief There was no reason to believe he would depart from the line taken by Gromyko Wednesday and by Dr. Gertrude Sekaninova ol Czechoslovakia yesterday. Both Insisted that Communist China should take part in the peace making and that the American - British sponsored rcaty, now publicly endorsed by more than a score of delegate*, !• 'treaty for a new war. 1 ' Wierbinwski wrt"--'-^ertRin : 'to- [WOT Indonesia at the eleventh hour :ecided to sign the treaty, remov- ng the last delegation from th* loubtful column. A dispatch from Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, aid the government decided by ft- tarrow margin to sign. Lineup Is Solid With Indonesia joining the ma- ority, there was a solid lineup of 18 out of 51 nations committed to .he treaty with Japan as against Russia's three-nation minority. This likely will be the last oratory-filled day of the meeting. Secretary General Warren Kelchner asked all delegations to give htm by 6 p.m. (8 p.m., EST) the name* and titles of the delegates who will sign the pact. The signing ceremony Is scheduled tomorrow, perhaps after a brief morning session to wind up the speechmaking. Then on either Sunday or Monday, said Senator Bridges, the United States and Japan will sign a defense treaty. Under that pact United States forces will remain In the Japanese Islands after the peace treaty ends the occupation. British Foreign Minhter ' J ?rbert See TREATY on Page 12 Santo Claus to Feel Pinch, Too As Toys Cost More, Lose Metal WASHINGTON, Sept. 7. (jV) — Santa Clans, like everyone else, Is reeling the pinch o! metal shortages. His bag will be packed with more wooden toys this Christinas and playthings generally will be priced slightly higher. That was the \vort3 today Hum government officials charged with keeping a close eye on materials and prices. They said they based their predictions on information from the toy industry. These officials said that, in anticipation of metal shortages, more toy makers than had been expected already have shifted to wood. Many J. C. Penney . 69 1-4 Republic Steel . ..." 437-8 Radio . 22 5-8 36 1-2 .... 28 5-8 .... 69 1-2 58 55 1-2 43 7-8 ..... 65 l- N. O. Cotton Open High Low Close . 3435 3454 3435 3446 . 3440 3462 3440 3452 . 3454 3473 3454 3471 . 3456 3476 3456 3472 . 3405 3420 3406 3422 Caruthersville Fair Event Gets First Entrants CARUTHERSVILI.E. Sepl. 1 Pictures or me first four Southeast Missouri girls have been entered in the queen contest being held to tlnd a hostess (or thc 1951 American Legion Pair to be at Canithcrsviltc Oct 3 to Oct. 7. Board President / James T. Ahern said this morning. First, to be entered in the contest will increase their use of plastic. Wood will be used for toys on an even wider scale In 1052. One official told a reporter that in nine out of ten cases prices will be higher this year than last. Thc official explained that many producers increased prices after the Korean outbreak when they swunp: into production of 1951 toys. The toy industry begins months ahead producing the big volume oE playthings for the next year. Therefore the prices (or 1951 leys already had beon raided « - hen prices were ' frczen last January. - These were the levels which prevailed last March at thc industry's annual fair. At that time most dealers ordered toys for the 1951 holiday season. An official said about 80 per cent of the 1951 supplies have been shipped. Higher Prices Forecast Even higher prices were forecast for 1952. A government official said a number of toy-makers already have asked and been granted increases under the general manufacturers' was Miss Barbara Mcmser, sponsored by the Kennett Kiwanis Club. The Caruthersville Junior Chamber of Commerce entered Miss Peggy; Robertson, who was named as 5ne; Oct ot two alternates In the Missouri ttec ceiling order. It allows post- Korean increases in costs of raw material and labor to be added to rye-Korean selling prices. Retailers may increased cost* on to consumers but may not increase their markups on any item. New York Cotton Mlw Barbara MouMf Mi.w Tets> Robertson Mis; Jean Alford Open High Low Close 3438 3460 3437 3449 .... 3450 3470 3448 3458 Maid of Cotton contest at Hayti last | Mar 3456 34S1 3455 34T2 month. Miss Jackie De\Ve«e Is be-iMay 3453 3480 3453 3411 See FAIR on Tlft 12 i Jul 3411 3433 3410 3438

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