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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST IOSBOURI VOL. XLV—NO. 49 BlyttovUl* Daily Nevm BlythtvlUe Courier Blrthevlll* Herald i Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1949 EIGHTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT! .Rent Control Lifting Move Brings Fight Legionnaires Send Protest To City Council The Dud Cason Post of the American Legion was on record today in opposition lifting rental controls In Blythevllle, it was disclosed by James Nierslhelmer, post command- Mr. Niersthelmer said that the action was taken at this week's meeting In the form of a resolution which was adopted protesting the lifting of controls. Copies of the resolution have been prepared for submission to members of the City Council and to Mayor Doyle Henderson. The move to decontrol rents In the city was started about a week ago by members of the Blythevllle Real Estate Board who hnve pettt- rtttons In circulation to ask that the ^council BO on record favoring lifting of controls by the rent control board for the Blylhcville area, which takes In all of Mississippi County. Mayor Ben Butler of Osceola is chairman of. the rent control board set up during World War II for the Blythevllle Defense-Rental Area. Many Slrn Petitions W M. Burns, one of the board members, said that about ten copies of the petition are being circulated and that many property owners and a few renters have signed. The petitions will be filed with the City Council. . II the council votes to recommend lilting of controls and the action meets the approval of Governor McMath. the matter then will be presented to the Rent Advisory Board fnr the Blythevllle Defense- Rental Area for a hearing. The board. It was disclose* yes- l«rlay. has a similar hearing ichcdutrd for June 3 relative to the lifting of controls In Wll»on, Kelsw, Marie, Basseit and Armorel. The hearing was scheduled on petition of Lee Wilson Company, anrt all of the towns are ii» arras where the company has extensive holdings. Mr. Burns said today that information has been received from other real estate boards showing that controls are being lifted in many parts of the country where It has been shown'that need for controls First Margarine Made in Arkansas Goes to Market Osceola's New Oleo Factory — President and Key Men $385,000 Plant In Osceola Called Best of Kind in U. S. First deliveries of oleomargarine manufactured la ArkHiiBiw were made this week by the Osceola Foods, Inc., from Hie company's f!!8G,000 plant In Osceola which hag been termed by industrial engineers as. the most sanitary and efficiently arranged plant in the entire nation. Trial rium were made In the» plant last week, willed Is the newest venture In tlio Induslrlal development of Arkansas and Ihe carryout of processing grown crops wllhln tho stale's border's. Oleomargarine is manufactured oil and from soybean oil produced In Mississippi Cmmly nnd the mont of tho stock ncd by Osccolu wcolu Is the rl- " >Be ° "" o producing statea. Until tho vegetable oil refinery Is constructed, the Osceola plant will send Mississippi County oils to outside refineries and bring back the refined oils for use In the no loriger exists. [own •-todtty'.".'.-.'"'. >r . T \ the petitions would be reafly for filing with the city council, but It was .stated that an effort will be made (o obtain a sufficient number of signatures to lndicatc'..the general attitude of the public toward the proposal lifting of controls in Blytheville. About 6,000 units are under control in the county. UN Meeting Ends As Poles Attempt Debate on Eisler NEW YORK, May 19. «P)—United Nations delegates ended the General Assembly's spring session last night by rejecting a surprise Polish move to debate the case of Gearhart Eisler, Communist fugitive. Poland unsuccessfully raised the Eisler controversy at the end of the six-week spring scsstcn marked by two positive achievements—admission of Israel as the 50th U.N. member and approval of the first world treaty Intended to safeguard un- t hampered International transmission of news. Sharp disagreements blocked action on disposal of Italy's pre-war colonies and on a Latin American move to li't the U.N. ban on top- level diplomatic representation in Spain. The colonies question was put over until the assembly's fall session here. Kiwanians Join In Rate Protest Civic Club Voices Opposition to Boost By Water Company Opposition to proposals to Increase public utility rates in Blythe- vilte was In evidence today with two organizations • on record against granting water rate increase^ asked by the BlythevUle Water'Com- p«ny, and'. one "taking a" .stand sgalitl ,itfqre»sll\J;'the cost of .telephone service. \The Klwanis club members at ihelr luncheon session in Hotel Noble yesterday adopted a resolution opposing Increases in the rates of the water company. Earlier the Legionnaires attend- —Courier New* Photo* Above—Osceola's and Arkansas' first $385.000 plant for the manufacture of oleomargarine which is housed in an 180-foot structure facing Alternate U. S. Highway 61 in Osceola. H Is the only plant of its kind operating between St. Louis and Dallas. L. C. B. Young, (center) Osceola businessman and attorney, is president' of the company, Osceola Foods, Inc., which erected the plant to convert Mississippi County-Brown soybeans and cottonseed into margarine packaged and ready for the nation's dinner tables. On his left Is Bart Manglnl, vice president hi charge of distribution. On Young's right is L. F. Conway. an oil chemist and one of the top oleomargarine production men In the nation, who resigned a similar position with Standard Brands, Inc., In Dallas to join the Osceola firm. Mr. Manglni was with Kraft Foods, Inc., for 13 years and later a buyer for Kroger Stores in Memphis. At the lower left three or the mixing vats may be seen In a spotlessly clean production room, and on the extreme right is a scene at the end of one of the production lines where "Olitcl" brand oleomargarine la delivered in pound packagci ready for packing for shipment or storage In the lurgo refrigeration room. Tuberculosis X.-roy Reports Are Distributed meeting voiced opposition to both the hike in water rates and the increase in telephone rates which was asked yesterday by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in a petition filed with the Arkansas Public Service Commission In Little Rock. •legionnaires Take Lead The telephone company is seeking increases in rates for customers served through 15 exchanges operated within the state, and also in petitons pending before the public service commissions in Missouri and Kansas. Tile Legionnaires, onr Tornadoes Remain Constant Threat, In Texas; Oklahoma Facing Floods DALLAS, May 19. (yP)—Flood wa-» : ters receded nt Port Worth and | j, t , t t k the WMl c( , „ Dallas today but Tteans still could- } „„ carl UlL , moin | n8 , in- n't breath that welftuiowu sigh of • J v Reporl-s on -the 7,824 x-rays made during the January and February I chest x-ray surveys have been mailed, ar.d within the next few days should be to the individuals. The negative reports were mailed from the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, and a complete record of will be on file at the North Mississippi County Health Unit. A few films were ruined during the clinics, and persons affected by these have been notified. and those requiring re-checks for further examination have been notified, as well as a notice mailed to the family physician. X-ray reports from the supplementary clinic In April have not been returned to this county from the State Health Department. Reports for three in South Mis- sissmpl County have al«o been put in the mail by the Health Unit there, assisted by the tuberculosis association and volunteer workers from the American Legion Auxiliary, Jured one. person, damaged a restaurant and unroofed four tourist cabins. Mrs. Alberta Ogle, wife of tliu restaurant proprietor, was knocked down by the high wind and suffered a hip injury. Eight customerc and Ogle, who also were in the restaurant, escaped injury. post officials said of the yesterday, are relief. Tornadoes that have been breaking out like small pox were a constant threat. Fort Worth citizens were moving back Into their water ravaged homes and officials evaluated the damage caused by a flash flood that held the city in a paralyzing grip for 24 hours. The raging Trinity River left a toll of nine lives and damage estimated at $6.000,000 at Port Worth. But it lost its punch when It roared toward Dallas. The river reached a 48-foot crest then subsided rapidly last night. It had been expected to reach 50 feet. Meanwhile Oklahoma, which had tornadoes two nights In a row, faced serious ffeods today. Prairie Creeks and shallow rivers. , overtaxed by four days of storm, I Re P- OothliiRs of Arkansas said to- Heavy Masked Bandit Steals $13,000 from Memphis Drug Stare MEMPHIS. May 19. (/Pi—Memphis police today were looking for a 200-pound masked bandit who kept three drug store employes face down on the floor at gun-point while he took nearly $13,000 last night. The store'* manager and two women employes told police the ninn gained entrance after the closing hour when n maid left through a back door. Guy Davis said the bandit, waving a revolver, forced .ilm. Mrs. asking that other civic and service organizations In Blyt'.ieville make known their positions with reference to the proposed rate Increases. Copies of the Dud Cason Post resolution dealing with the water rate increase were sent yesterday by James Nierstheimer, post commander, to John R. Thompson, chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission in Little Rock. A similar resolution pertaining to the telephone rates was forwarded to Little Rock today. The request for the telephone rate increase was not filed with the PSC until after the post meeting Tuesday night. Council Action Urged The Legionnaires in opposing the rate increases, also asked that the Blytheville City Council lodge a protest with the PSC. Formal notice of the filing of the Blytheville Water Company's petition was received yesterday by the Courier Ne.vs from the secretary of the PSC in Little Rock. The notice stated that the water company petition was submltled on May 13 and that "unless formal protest is received by this commission , The Blytlicviile Junior Service Auxiliary provided the volunteer work for mailing out the negative reports here. Soviets Easing Traffic Hold-up Truck Slowdown Called Bid for Better Bargaining Position By nil-hard K. O'Mallty BERLIN, May, 19. {/Ty—MllJ. Gc George P. .Hays; deputy 1 U.S. military governor, announced today the Riwsldnfi are modifying their new restrict lorn on truck traffic from We«t Germany Lo Berlin. He amid the Soviet military administration Informed him freight- laden trucks from Germany now hailed by tho Kusslans at Hclmsledt on the ]iilri'-/,onnl frontier will be Allowed to proceed to ,m,i, of •reJraM ol d c ! ' "'ft bfon ""> owncr » 0( the »--« isir" 1Iowever ' '» '" «nllcll»t«d that the When production f e t • under way fin full m-ali- Ihe Oncrola plant will be turning out more limn 4,000 nouniU of pankaxed olronuricitrhie prr hour around Uir clock, nr at Ihe rate (it about 3,004,000 nnuniU per month. Tho operators of tills now biixl-i vnuno nmi h'u ica hope eventually to have their 1 " ' Ms the be stepped up to three shifts a day with the plant running 24 hours a day to reach ttie maximum production of 3,000,000 pounds of packaged oleo each month. Ohlaln* Technical Expert* To obtain the technical manpower needed to operate the plant, Mr. lates went into . . own pl, ; ,a for ret i. lift cottonseed MlMOUr , ,„ gct their keyTen"i and soybean oil which now Li being IjR Co , production man- produced In the crude form here „,..,.. TI( , w ,,« division rnnnni..!- rf,r « '»« ' In lllythcvllle mill Osceola and In 8i nn( | nr d Brands Inc and ln"char»e other towns throughout the cotton | ot 0 ] co nmrgarlne' production In the plant in Dallas, Tex**, before coming to Osceola about a year ago. S lie Is rated as one of the top production men In the country, Mr. Young said, and holds a degree tram Purdue University In Lafayette, I Inrt.. where he majored to 'ehera- |l»try. ; .-$'. : Mr. Conway supervised tl|g eon- structlan of the Osceola ptttM, atvi _,.„_.„., . ... , . .directed the Installation" of'Sulip SHANGHAI, May 19. W)-Under mcnt coat i ng arolmd t i«g,ediT T •'—'•• sWe» with, the guns boom-,1 <r~ • •<•,..... . . . ' Nationalists Shift Troops In Shanghai Gathings Raps Comoromises On Civil Rights WASFHNGTON. May 19. f/Ti — Berlin wlUimiL written periulta from -the Soviet Zone Economic Comml^- slon. But, hc udilcd, the Tlusslfin.s will dc'inund ' that nny other truck* craving the frontier benr such permit*. Oen. Hny.s suUl the Wc.stom allies would try to not, thr to drop Mint ricmnnd ncgotlnLIotus. lie cnllnd further "a new within 30 days from the date of filing, these ratc,s mfty become effective by action of law...Any pro- Mnrjorle Owen and Mrs. Lucille tests should be filed within the 30- Rnst ,tc He riown while he emptied the safe's cash box of 57400 In cash and $5408 In indorsed checks. Davis said the bandit locked them In the basement and fled out the front door. New York Cotton NEW ORLEANS. May 19. Iff) — Closing cotton quotations: High Low Close July 3243 3227 3240-<1 Oct 2910 2897 2901 Dec 2B8J 2874 2877B Mch 2871 2870 2866B May . 2852 2849 2846B Soybeans (Prices F.O.B. Chicago High Low Close May 238'i 235^ 238-238'i July 216U 224'4 224»4-225 Nov 209'.i 208W 208?i day period and the commission may, at its option, set the matter for k formal hearing." The same procedure will apply with reference to the telephone rate increase and protests against this petition must be filed within JO days of May 18. The Kiwanians at their luncheon yesterday heard an address by Doyne Datcman. of Paragould, lieutenant governor for this Khvanls District. His subject was "Our Heritage." Mr. Baleman urgeo the businessmen In Blytheville to cooperate with a bus'ness census being planned by the commerce Depariii.-nt. He stated that it was desirable that an accurate guide as to per capita income and the buying power In various areas could be worked out only with 'ull cooperation. Senators Tell AfC Head Atomic Funds Not for Education of Communists WASHINGTON. May 19. lifl —In a stormy session, Senators laid the law down to the Atomic Energy Commission today—none of the millions ol dollars voted the com- mlsslon is to be spent on education of Communists. Senator O'Mahoucy (D-Wyo) told AEC Chairman David E. LIHcnthal that will be written Into the bill appropriating funds for the commission. Lilienthal had spent an hour under a barrage of <ni<v;tioas. most ol them dealing with the award of a SI.SCO a year atomic fellowship k> Hans Pricstadt, an avowed Communist who is a graduate student in physics at the University of North Carolina. flooded the western flatlands. In | some places tl ey swelled to more than a mile wide. The Washita River, so mile southwest of Oklahoma City, flooded four feet ilgher than the record of 1933. It swamped Port Cobb and Anadjko window deep and brought normal life to a standstill. Properly damage Is already estimated at $1.000.000 and Anadarko was struggling, to get emergency power. The flood knocked out power and nater facilities. The Carnegie-Port Col area just a few miles upriver from Anadnrko got a total of nine Inches of rain —six inches In less lhar thren hours. Farther cast, a mo n serious threat was aimed down the river toward Wliitefield. Just below the confluence of the North and South Canadian in a lowland valley. Resldenls at Whitcflcld. 70 miles southeast of Tuisa. were told to evacuate the river areas and remove tliefr caltle. he Is opposed to any comprom- sc on any of the civil rights maters. "I am bitterly opposed to one and ill of the so-cnllcd civil rights proposals," Oathlngs told a reporter, 'and I am opposed to any compromise on them." This is one mntter, hc said, on which no compromise Is possible—it can't be compromised and It won't be compromised." Gathings said he had noted reports that his fellow Arkan.snn, Rep. Hays. Is appearing before House committees this week In behalf of some Southerners to support civil rights compromise proposals which Hays has suggested. I don't know what Southern group lie represents," Gathings said, "but I want the record to show he doesn't represent me. I stand on my opposition to all these measures and Lo any compromises." Enactment of various so-called evil! rights bills has been recom- Yesterday, a tornado struck the racntlc( , to congress by President flilted around the panhandle during the afternoon. No one was killed and there were no injuries in the village of 50 population. N. O. Cotton (Closing Quotations) AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . 1 cth steel Chrysler National Distillers .. Gen. Electric .. Gen. Motors Montgomery Ward .. N. Y. Central Int. Harvester J. C. Penney Co Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Scars, Roebuck Tntstfr Mils Mlviouri JOPLIN. Mo., May 10. M>| — A During a business session Munt- Standard of N J. clpal Judge Graham Sudtniry in- |Texas Corp .... dueled .lack Chamblin as a new 1 U. S. Steel member. 141 1-8 70 28 1-4 27 5-8 50 1-3 18 31 1-4 57 1-4 53 11 3-4 24 3-4 47 20 1-2 11 5-8 15 7-8 37 3-4 67 1-8 5« 1-4 70 Two BlytheYitle Youths Qualify as Pharmacists Two former Blythevllle Hlp.h .School studrnt.s will be members ol the first graduating class of the College of the Ozark.s School of Pharmacy which will conduct its exercises Sunday. They are Carlos Deal and Harold Wood, both of Blythevllle, who will receive their master of science in pharmacy degrees along with 38 other .'eniors during graduation ex- rrdsos at the Clnrksvlllc, Ark. Thool Sunday. Following graduation txith nwn will be connected with Biythevill nharmncys—Mr. Deal with Owen DruK Co.. and Mr. Wood with Roth Weather I Southern Pacific 41 1-8 rock's Drug Store. Arkansas Foret»st: Partly cloudy with widely scattered thunder- howcrs this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Slightly cooler In extreme north portion tonight and Friday Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy onlght and Friday with occaslonn showers and thunderstorms south and central portions tonight and southeast and extreme south Friday Minimum this morning—68. Maximum yesterday—92. Sunset today—6:59. Sunrise tomorrow—4:59. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m today—none. Tola! since Jan. 1—24.1. Mean temperature (midway be twcen hlRh and low)— 80. Normal mean for May—70.2. Thl* Date Last Y"r Minimum this morning—54, Maximum yesterday—82. Precipitation Jan. 1 l/o this dati -22.72. restriction and therefore a violation of the four-power agreement In New York for lifting all blockades." "If we can't settle this difference then I will send a protest to the Russian military Rovmior, den Vnssily chulkov." Hays said. "But I don't take a pessimistic view. I think the HiMlans lssitc< the restriction lo Improve thel bargaining position In the talks w have been having with them aboil an Interim agreement lictwoe Eastern and Western Germany.' ' Want Trudr A^fi'mcrit Hnys e>:prcs.sE-d (lie opinion that "the Russians did not act In bad faith." "There Is every liHllrntton (hey wish to read) a trade agreement," hc continued. "The slluntlon Is not stalemated. There are always lioimd to be difficulties, but llicy win be settled." Ills statement marked nt least a measure of progress In efforts to reach some real understanding of hc confusing developments. The cstrlctlons had follower! such an rrntlc pattern that nobody really n-as able to appraise Just whnl mn- iciivcr the Russians were up to low. The Soviets banned all loader rucks from the Hclmstctlt-Bcrllr upcrhlghway, even those thnt hat Eastern permits lo cnler the Sovle! Zone. On oilier major roads between he British nnd Soviet zones., how ever, truck traffic was described a inrmal. with Russian sentries no demanding eastern-Issued trave permits from the, drivers. As a result, nobody knew to drl tered another night "ol siege ominous Indications everywhere. Encrlollng Communists were' pushing their attack on the Poo-' lunp sector along tho lower reaches of the WlmiiKiwo Hlver. mil It wus a movement of government troops nlo the city from tlie quiet southwest defense area nnd a one hour earlier curfew (9 p.m.) thnt had evcrylxxly uneiisy. At tho time, the Nationalists seemed to be holding their own npnlnst the compressing Red arc. But the vacating of defense areas, notably Hung Jao Road, was baf- NlllB. H roulrt men the Nationalists, holding the advantage of interior lines, merely were shifting their strength to more vulnerable' spots. But the earlier curfew and sundry oilier reports, including one that llic Bund may be closed to traffic, put nn aspect to (he picture that did not Jibe with reported Nationalists victories lately. Lunghwa Airfield, sure to be one of the first targets of any determined Communist, drive, could hear Ihe noise of battle at twilight. The control tower said It sounded like mortnr fire about, flvo miles away. The airplanes of Chinese big-wigs ere said lo be warmed up. Tt was ttcrly Impossibly to confirm this unor. But If lliat Is true, the Jig ,ny be up. The latest garrison communique escribed Nationalist successes in eating off Red atlacks on tin ootung hack door front six to ctgh illes down the river from mid town The Reds were reported trying tr ollcct themselves around Lulhan Yanglmng for another Jab a tie Woosung fortress. sure whether all this was the fore runner of a new Berlin blockade, o whether something else was bchin the maneuver. Truck Traffic Slow- Only 250 trucks reached Bcrll Tuesday from West Germany aftc crossing the Intervening 100 mile of Soviet territory. Yesterday onl 40 trucks arrived. Only six wer known lo have come in this mon Ing up to lo a.m. The drivers o these said they traveled over conn try roads In the Soviet Zlone, Meanwhile freight destined f< rail rnovomenl from West Berlin > Westein Germany piled up In ral road yards, with no Soviet-operate locomotives on hand so It con move. The Russians Insist that the locomotives draw trains bctwee west Berlin and Western German .ess Committee Control )/ Nominations Asked WASHINGTON, May 19. (ff Dcmocratlc Senator Lucas of III lots said today lie will nsk the Sente to change Its rules "so that no mporlnnt presidential nomination :nn be bottled up by n committee." "I don't think that was Intended by the constitution when It gave the •Senate the duty and right to ad- irlsc and consent on presidential ap- lolntments," Lucas told a reporter. The Senate was the scene of a blistering exchange late yesterday wtwccii Lucas and Senator Byrd over the treatment given President Truman's nomination of Mon O. Wallgrcn, former Senator and governor of the State of Washington, to a key defense post. and 1M feet Ion it, ' iM tni eludlnjr office ip«ee. The effief In t» by *» feet and the entire structure h of materials which permit steam cleaning. In order in Innure the utmost In Mnlta- tlon. Ed O. Klrhy Is secretary and office manager for Osceola Foods, Inc. Mr. Klrby came to OsceoU from Macon, Miss., and'has been on the Job since March 18 of this year. He Is a graduate of the Bowl- Ing Green, Ky., College ot Commerce and 5]ient three years In the nation's armed services and saw action In the Etireopean Theater. The sales manager for the firm Is J.C. Jnmes, who formerly was in hnrge of sales for the Southern fargarlne Company in Memphis. Bart Manglni will be in charge of Islrlbutton and also Is vice presl- cnl of the company. He attended Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.., and or 13 years was In charge of dls- rlbutlon of oleomargarine and hecse for the Kraft Foods Com>any, and later buyer for the Kroer Grocery and Baking Company. Ic In due • to arrive in Osceola .me 16. Plant superintendent for the new concern Is R.A. Atkinson formerly of Carthage, Mo., where he was with the Powell Truck Lines. In ils new capacity he also It traffic supervisor In charge of roullng del- ,'crlcs from the Osceola plant. He tias been on the Job ,slnce last August. ' IS Mm used on Each Shift Chester Walker, a native of Osceola, Is the maintenance foreman. He was transferred from Osceol* Alfnlfa Milling Co., to the OsceoU Foods, Inc. Mrs. W.L. Dlllard completes the personnel in the office. Operation of the plant proper requires the services of 16 men for each shift. The first delivery from the new plant was made this week when the Goff Wholesale Company ot Little Rock sent one of Its own trucks to Osceola to receive the first Little Rock Fireman Hurt Twice in Some Fire LITTLE ROCK, May 19. (>n—A fireman was Injured twice while lighting the same flre here yesterday. First, Capt. W. I. Oglesby steppe< on a nail. He went to a hospltji for an anti-tetanus shot. Buck at the fire, he was strvtc! and trapped by falling debris. Oth* dromon rescued him and relurntd him to Ihe hospital. Physicians said an upper pl»t« was smashed, and his mouth cut badly, oleomargarine to go out of an Arkansas plant. This shipment was be- ng offered today and tomorrow In 3reatcr Little Rock stores served by the wholesale firm. The «!eom»rjrarlne t« beinit marketed aj "Chief" «nd "Bine Jean" brands. It Is mannfactnred In both white and yellow, and wrapped In pound and quarter ponnd slits. "For the present we are getting our refined oil from the Humko Corporation, which has a refinery In Memphis," Mr. Young said. Refined cottonseed oil and soybean oil are being blended to give a better product than can be obtained from using either ot the vegetable oil* separately, It was stated. Mr. Young and his associates are especially pleased with the praise which the plant received recently from H.W. Bevarly, assistant chief engineer of the Votator Division ol the Orldler Corporation of Louisville, Ky., after he had Insp*ct«d the plant. Mr. Bevarly said that the plant to "the best in the world." His company has furnished the machinery Tor most of the margarine plant* which are being operated today. •'"•: Hani b Sln»»«M« Trie plant Is streamlined and It Sec OSCKOLA H.ANT M !*(* »

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