The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1951 · Page 1
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Friday, September 21, 1951
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVII—NO. 157 Blythevllte Dally Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle-Courier Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1951 TWELVE PAGES FILL MEETS SPAN—No longer is the supplementary bridge span at Big Lake "hanging in midair." The span, just west of the levee, was Joined this week to the main bridge as the eastern dirt fill —Courier News I'hofo neared completion. Tins bridge span permits a drainage gap through the new elevated road which 'is about 10 teet above the old highway. Brannan Vows Jje'l! Seek Fair Price for Cotton 'All Reasonable, Available Measures Will Be Utilized' WASHINGTON, Sept. 21. «!>)— Secretary of Agriculture Brannan aaid today all reasonable and available measures will be utilized to help producers receive a "fair price" for cotton. Branann. in a letter to Rep. Abernathy CD-Miss) outlined some of the steps which the department has taken to this °nd. His letter was a reply to Abernathy's plea for government action to help cotton producers who planted a huge crop this year in response to government pleas but who now find prices sagging. One suggestion is that the government stockpile up to 3,000,000' bales of cotton for the defense effort. ... On tbjs^joiht. Branna,n said such ^'.^gL-scions "present b&flSPSTT problems when related to the poll-' « i and objectives of the stockpile! islatfon." He did not detail these! iblemx. ~ j Suggestions Considered i Me added, however, that the sug- BestioDS "are receiving serious consideration in conjunction with oth- Work on Bridge 'Fill' May End Next Week A dirt fill between Big Lake bridge and the eastern levee on Highway 18 is expected to be completed early next week. J. H. Childress Job superintendent for 8. J. Cohen, Co., contractor, said today. ~'+ Graveling of the fill, he said, will SINGLE COPIES FIVB CENTO Inside Today's Courier News Bluff ...Chicks Tackle Poplar lonishf at 8:15...Page 7. ..On Missco Farms with the county agent.. Page S. ...Arkansas Is uitliniii a governor Inday.. .Page 5. . Sen. Taft denounces Brannan Plan as a "fraud", . .Page 12. Foreign Beef Is Ordered iy fo Purchase Meal from Outside U.S., Soviet Bloc , , start as soon as detour plans arc completed. The new which is about 10 feet above the old highway also has joined a supplementary bridge span with the new road and the road now only graveling and paving lacks work. A spokesman for the contractor said completion of the paving will depend entirely on the weather. Two-Way Defour Asked The Chamber of Commerce Highway and Traffic Committee Monday sent a telegram to Gov. Sid McMath stating that .county farmers were demanding a two-way detour around Big Lake while paving is going on so that farm-to- market trade will not be Intemipt- Worth D. Holder, Chamber manager, said today the committee has been notified that the request has been turned over to J. C. Baker director of the.^State' Highway 'Department. An administrative assistant, acting in the absence of the governor, Mr. Holder said, reported turning the request over to the Highway WASHINGTON, Sept. 21. fAP) — Department asking compliance "if he Army today ordered the our- at a]1 Possible." *r agencies and congressional lead- j Soviet bloc. " , . . — The Army today ordered the purchase of up to 10,000,000 pounds of beef in foreign countries outside the ers. Brannan listed these us »*• G-OTTON on Pag« : . It acted after a request to domes- other [tic packers for bids on 13,000,000 pounds of boneless beef brought offers of only 190,000 pounds from two smaller packers. Major packers refused to submit Archibald Alexander. An Army announcement said the action was designed to "insure an uninterrupted flow of meat to Army, Navy and Air Force personnel overseas who are normally supplied from eastern seaboard points." Luxoran Given Scholarship in Physical Therapy Miss Lucille Warren of Luxora has been awarded a scholarship in physical therapy under the nationwide professional training sponsored by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, it was announced today by Arthur S. Harrison, chairman of the Mississippi County chapter of the national organization. Miss Warren will study at the University of Southern California at Jfr Angeles, one of the many insti- Tlitions in the country approved for this type of training by the American Medical Association's Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, Mr. Harrison said. In announcing the award. Mr Harrison said Miss Warren is one, rtljuul , ulc of the seven residents of Arkansas I afternoon when he was' struck by to receive a scholarship since the I a car in the 2000 block on West Ash National Foundation expanded its ~ physical therapy program in 1945 to combat a critical shortage of qualified personnel. The awards are made on recommendation of a committee from the professional association. U.S.WarPile Said Enough For a Year 'We Can Build 50,000 Planes/ DPA Asserts SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21. (AP) —The nation's defense production chief said today the U.S. has the :apacity to pour out 30,000 tanks and 50.000 planes a year—plus strategic stockpiles "to carry us through a year of total war." Manly Fieischmann, Defense Production administrator, said in an address prepared for delivery at the 70th AFL convention. Stockpiles of strategic materials needed to carry through a year of all-out conflict would be available even though the U.S. is cut off temporarily from all foreign sources. For example, steel capacity will be up 18 million tons over the output before the Korean War. There now is a 90 per cent Increase in primary aluminum capacity, with proportionate increases In electric power "and the other things we need." Fieischmann said the nation Is threatened by a "shrewd, veteran back-alley fighter" who would use 'every dirty trick in the book- military, political and economic. "Since the Soviet threat may be with us for a considerable period, and since one of its goals Is to break down our economy," he asserted, "we must go about achieving rearmament in a way that will assure us the arms and the productive capacity we need and at the same lime strengthen, rather than weaken, our over-all economy. That means builditig our defenses and at the same time protecting the integrity of our civilian economy. "Consequently, we embarked on a tremendous military buildup, but one that is far short of the all-out mobilization that would be required if ail-out war were upon us today. "We are turning out those military items needed now by our armed lorccsand our Allies, plus a measured reserve supply to carry us through the initial stages o'f o \var." .Ffeitchmonji said... ^ "We are not planning to overproduce guns and tanks and other war implements which rapidly become obsolete, indeed we are preparing the plant capacity to turn out floods of such goods if the need arises." Allies Shoot Up Iron Triangle In Heavy Armored Unit Attack Murry Wants Political Strings Cut from Highway Department OSCEOLA. Ark.. Sept. 21. ( API-Attorney General Ike Murry warns to see the political strings cut off the Arkansas Highway Department. In ! rumored bids, citing government price controls and a shortage 01" high quality beef as the reason. T The Army order authorizing the "" otidress to th <= Kiwanis Club here yesterday, Murry-oft purchase of beef in foreign markets nimor e<i as » possible condidace for governor—assailed the present " " """ j* Undersecretary! Highway Commission set up, and advocated that a non-political corn- tier. An ATHW an- mission be established. 'I do not believe that the Highway Department can function efficiently so long as it is controlled by a commission which is dominated by the governor's office." said Murry. "I believe the only solution to our highway problem is to adopt either a- constitutional amendment or an initiated act providing for a commission where the members would serve staggered terms so that Bobby Smith. 11-year-old son of I no governor could control Its ac- Mr. and Mrs. Trumann Smith of t!nns " Chickasaw Courts, suffered painful but not serious cuts and bruises about, the head and body yesterday Youth Is Injured When Hit by Cor to City Officers Bert Weather Arkansas forecast: with scattered showers this Street. Accordin^ Ross and Bertie Vastbinder, the Smith child, a student at Lange Grade School, was struck by a car driven by Mrs. Calvin Hill of Ruddle Road. Witnesses told officers that the Smith child jumped from behind two parked cars into the path of Mrs. | Hill's car. The accident occurred Mostly cloudy i behind Lange School. after- SHOWERS tCn and tonight, turning cooler in Soybeans High Sep 27T.2 Nov 271 ' 2 Jan H74'i Mar 276'i May 278'i J north and west portions tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and cooler with scattered showers in southeast and extreme east portions. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy i Ihis afternoon, scattered thunder- i , ™ „, storms likely southeast this evening; I , """. r colder over state tonight; Saturday j Amcr T " b;i «o possibly few light showers southeast! Anaconda Copper . portion In morning; low tonight 551 5, . ce southeast; high Saturday in 60's. Chrysler Minimum this morning—63 Coca-Cola Maximum yesterday—90 Oon Electric Sunset today—5:59. ! Gc " Motors Sunrise tomorrow—5:59. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m —none. Total since Jan. 1—34.62. Mean temperature (midway twecn high and low)—76.5. Normal mean temperature September—74.2. This- Date fjisi y car Minimum this niorning—62. Maximum yr-slero'ay—8V Precipitation January 1 to (hi! fete tort yew—U.3i. Low 270 269'i 272 274 «i 276 Close 272-73 270 \, 273 275'i lions Sees Repercussions Murry did not overlook the possible repercussions from such a proposal. He said that he had been told by "astute political observers" that no candidate who would voluntarily relinquish the patronage -a governor acquires through the highway department could be successful in Arkansas politics. But, said the attorney general: "I don't agree with these observations. I believe the people of my. -- ... sute arc tired of cheap politics con- rhysics class tourec construction and maintenance." The 1951 legislature approved a proposed constitutional amendment to remove the Highway Commission from control of the governor. Thl: proposal will be on the 1952 genera election ballot. Phone Company 'Open House' Gets Under Way More than 500 people have visited the Blytheville office of South western to date Bell Telephone Company during the firm's opt trolling their businesses—In fact house celebration. A back-stage look at how thi company operates will again be available to the public this afternoon and tomorrow. Members of the high schoo the office hen class Iron this morning and their very lives. I think the people Sudbury school and several classes of Arkansas are tired of promises i from the Negro schools visited th of politicians looking for votes. irc.mpany yesterday morning. "I believe (he voter prefers to be' Hours of the open house are Iron relieved of the burden of guessing ;i to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.n right in a gubernatorial campaign I Historical displays are arrange in order that his community will and company employes will explaii have its rightful share of highway I equipment to visitors. Lethargia Floats Toward Caruthersville After Spending Night at Hickman, Ky. UNCease-Fire Answer Held UpbySCAP TOKYO. Sept. 21. (AP)—Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway withheld his answer today to a Communist proposal to resume the Korean truce talks at Kaesong. But while the move to resume armistice talks hung fire. Allied armor roared out loudly across the Korean batllefront. United Nations tanks and infantry thrust into the former Communist Iron Triangle buildup area on the central front. The battle of words over how to get the wheel of peace revolving again was as muted as the United Nations' limited offensive action was laud. Reds Meet Disaster In. Surrender Hoax By STAN CARTER EAST-CENTRAL FRONT. Korea. Sepl. 21. Wj—Two hundred Korean Reds offered to surrender to the Allies today and a warm welcome was prepared. When the surrender offer turnout to be a hoax, the welcome got really hot. Allied artillery opened fire and warpltmes strafed and bombed the Reds. At least 50 Reds were killed by artillery. Pilots were reluctant to estimate Communist casualties from the air strikes, but they reported 80 to 90 per cent coverage of the area they hit. The Jake offer was delivered by one North Korean soldier who walked Into U.N. lines north of Yanggu at 5 a.m. Friday. He said Ills battalion wanted to surrender. He was sent back to tell the others they could come over to Allied lines unharmed If they followed the main supply route south. They were to leave their weapons behind. At 10 a.m. 150 Red infantrymen began moving south oil the designated road. Another 50 started a little later. From the air, all appeared 'o be Unarmed. U.N. troops watched warily. Allied artillery tracked them without firing. Observers watched See SURRENDER on Page 12 NEW MADRID, Mo., Sept. vine and another is Just south of 21. (AP)—The raft Lcthar- '" '' ™~ jia was floating south on the .reaelierous waters of (.he Mississippi River today after being tied up last night at Hickman, Ky., some 30 miles north of New Madrid. Mary Ellen McCnuly, 24, ol Washington, skipper of the raft, had said at Cairo yesterday she hoped to reach Tiptonville, Tenn., or Caruthersville before last night. River-wise fishermen here, before learning- the raft and four occu- Jants spent the night at Hlckman, Became worried because they realized the dangers facing small craft on the river. At Carutheisviile several amateur fliers Wrihed;Eo:Jake off .today and ny;rjcAh.:»T3ftf'rne fiver lii afT'ef- fort US; get.'sight; of the raft. Others™aboard" the raft, which left e';...Kensington. Pa.. June 10. purported float to New Orleans, are Hilton Garden. 30. of New Bedford. Mass., Don Brown. 23, of University of Michigan, and Geraldine Garcia, 24, of Boston. River Is Hazardous Veteran fishermen here and at Caruthersville said the Mississippi extremely hazardous for small craft at a_number of places due to gigantic .whirlpools. Even larger boats avoid some of the pools, the fishermen said. "One several town." said Tom Markey, Caruthersville publisher. "Fishermen said there are a number of such pools between here and Cairo." The unmarried foursome, warned of the dangers by fishermen at Cairo, finally decided to continue their trip Inasmuch a-s they have contract with a magazine for pictures and a story when they reach New Orleans. They made It clear at Cairo they are not studying sociology but are merely on a good time vacation trip. U.S. Can Stand Big New Tax Hike, Senator Says WASHINGTON, Sept. 21. (AP>~Scnator Humphrey (D-Minn) said today the nation's economy IE "strong enough to sustain the burden' of a big new tax load. The Minnesota Democrat was continuing his 'fight on the Senate for at least $9.0p0,00p,0op. In such whirlpool is located miles north of Caruthers- Jloor new taxes. ~ The "Seriale" 'Finance Committee, headed by Sen. George tD-Ga), has recommended tax Increases totalling about $5.506,000.- COO. President Truman ami administration supporters contend this is not enough to check inflation and have urged up to $10.000,000,000 in new taxes. ' Humphrey, who yesterday argued seven hours: for bigger taxes, drew a sharp but good humored retort from Senator Millikin (R-Colo). Millikin asserted the nation is facing a deficit of S20.000.o6o.000 to $30.000,000.000 in the fiscal year stnrting next July xvhen defense then, he contended, even will federal sales tax or by taking "ev penny , of Income "of thcse-in the brackets." .Humphrey said he knew arc not happy days" and that the tax burden is severe. But he said he did not believe cither, the contention of some members of the finance committee that "the country is going to the dog.-;" and can not stand mor taxes. Column Meets Bitter Anti-Tank Gun Resistance Yanks Throw Punch, Then Withdraw as Action Is Increased U. S. EIGHTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Saturday, Sept. 22. (AP) Allied armored columns jabbed into the north corner of the old Communist Iron Triangle in central Korea Friday, shot up everything in sight and then withdrew for the night. It was perhaps the heaviest armored thrust of the Korean War. Infantrymen followed the tanks into action. Elements of three Allied divisions smashed northward within a short distance of Pyonggang, apex of th« triangular area used last spring ax a massive build-up area by th« Chinese and Korean Beds. One tank-infantry column north of Chorwon, the southwestern corner of the triangle, at dawn and met only light resistance from Red« lining the hills. A second armored column met bitter opposition north of Kumhwa. after working northward only a mile. "It seemed as though the Reds had anti-tank guns in every nook and corner of the valley," reported one frontline officer. What appeared the toughest resistance in the day's action was met by the third tank-tipped column northeast of Kumhwa. The column ran into a hail of anti-tank ftr« 'near a • town and a "knockdown dragout". battle ensued. - •,'. • .,..':-» Patrols Pinned Down Infantry patrols on the flanks of the column were pinned down bj . fire from Red hunkers. On the hitherto flaming eastern front, the five-weeks-old "battlt of See WAR on Page U N. O. Cotton Xfar May July Open -High Low Close """ 3553 School Fence Work Delayed spending is scheduled to hit a peak. I Oct! The budget could not be balanced' Dec . 3518 . 3513 . 3533 . 3534 . 3400 3557 3545 3555 3557 3500 Safety Expert Slated To Decide Location 3518 3510 3545 3525 3550 3527 3554 A two-week delay has cropped no 3484 35541 in Junior Chamber of Commeraj plans to begin installation of & steel wire fence in front of the schools on Chickasawba Avenue. It hart been expected earlier that work might begin Monday.' James Parks, chairman of tho Jaycec Safety Committee, said yesterday aftcrnon that a meeting of the committee with the School Hoard resulted in an agrement to liave a safety expert decide th« best location for the fence. ' Mr. Parks said a State Police expert would check the fence site in two weeks. Jaycee plans call for the fence to be erected at the curbing to prevent cars from parking in front of the schools to load or unload, plans call for two gates in the fence, each at the end of crosswalk. The fencing is part of a Jaycee safety project aimed at lessening traffic hazards for students attending the schools that face Highway I.EACHVII.I.E PI.AVOROUND SCKNE Children make enjoyable ire i>f DIE city's new playground which was completed ;md equipped this summer by Leachville citizens. The Chamber of Commerce paid —Courier NRWS Pholo some of the cost, but most facilities came from individuals and groups at their own expense. The site was formerly a weed patch. Leachville Discovers Progress July 278'= 27Ti 27g' _ , New York stocks iSewer System to Pay Cost from Own Revenue > m -..., ~ ' Rr f'l.MlMF F RPAW1.-Q - . .. ... 158 1-4 63 j 48 1-8 be- for Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester . . J. C. Penney Republic Steel . . Radio ... Socony Vacuum . Studebaker' ... i Standard of N J . . ! Texas Corp ... r Sears ; U S Steel . ..... Sou. Pac, .,, By CLAUDE E. SPARKS (Courier N'civs Staff Writer) IFiflh in a Scries) ... ,1 LEACHVILLE. Sept. 21. — r n 72 ( J 8 ! stallatlon of a new $130.000 sewer 107 Uyslern was begun here in August 60 1-2 nntl "* ' slx milra ° r sewer lines 51 3-8 promises to Ix? one 'of the j most-vajuerf improvements, i Financed entirely through revenue bends, this debt is to be retired through revenue* produced 74 1-4 19 34 1-2 "0 1-4 42 3-4 24 34 5-8 29 67 l-g 56 1-8 Si 78 43 65 3-4 city's from sanitation fees and involves no lien against Leachville property Some 32.000 feet of sewer lines are being laid and will ultimately serve from 400 to 500 customers. Size of I he lines ranges from six inches to i>ne foot in diameter and service is hcdiilrd to bcein about Nov I municipally owned water system. I The new state bank has replaced the Leachvillc Exchange which iervcd as a bank pre-.iou.sly. Providing $10.000 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation protection, the! bank opened with a capital stock' of $50,000 and has a surplus of S10.000 with $10,000 undivided profits. Renovation of the old exchange building cost about $4.000 according to President Atherton Heitt. Much of this went into modern counter and teller-window fixtures while new bookkeeping machines have been ordered in the past 30 days, T h r o u g h Arkansas Associated Telephone Company. Leachvillc is Youth Held As Burglary Suspect Utivch scheduled for Feb. 1 al-iM?.* organized April 8 with thousli a materials, scarcity provide.^ boy.-, also uses the Hut This troop.!.„,.,.._ ..J-T some uncertainty. mirier Scoutmaster John D. Wells.' m 5ctloo! ' was arresteti by A 17-year-old Blytheville boy, recently discharged from the state city Arkansas Legion Head to Speak At Meeting Here Andrew McCurry. department commander of the Arkansas American Legion, has notified Blytheville Legion olficials that he will attend the tri-dis-trict meeting here Sunday. Legion districts four, five and six will convene at the Legion auditorium Sunday at 11 a.m. Others who will appear on the program are Joe Hearne. Jr., Washington. D.C.. and Jack Pryor. Seventh District commander of Pocahontas. ..-. nnw grown into a 31-ooy ,._..,.. 21 of which are due to receive Sec- one) CI;tss status at a court of hon- -nbcr. This trcop is sjxjn- so:i-ii by the Chamber of Commerce. Gi-nc llictunbolhnm. theater owntoo'r: charge ol the sidewalk >roji'it and one-mile of new con- ,... „.._ forward to installation of a i to any croup lor >ir»>riu k< i.jHu.Miig lorivarn 10 installation ol aitoanv croup lor mcruiu' puiposps., tlr.ady h* a modern | new telephone Mrvlct which w t«n-1 Bof Sooui Troop No. 4J, wliichi Out at the five-acre playground. Le.ichviHe residents and the Chamber of Commerce 1me pitched In to ^J.' provide elect rirall>-li:;hlfd grounds, equipped with asphalt combination basketball and tcniu* court, swings, er, picnic tables, ping pone tables, cro-j p: quet court, children's merry-go-: cretc round, slides and the PTA plans to; strre - „.,„. „ „„ install a wading pool in the near! by $300 from the city. $200 from future. the Chamber, $100 from a professional Bill's basketball game, and a 50-crnt per foot assessment on pro- prrlv TinMrrs phis dnnatr-d trucking <mi't.<. Uibor and the pmThn.^r o! I' wholesale. Uomorrow: A City Grows) arc being laid on Main This project was financed Inside, a pool table is being Installed and the Community H«i, rio na(ed Ihe along ?,rcmnds by is available ['Ulcers this morning on suspicion j Universal CIT Office | Moves to ' , , y ' I Universal CIT Credit Co,, haa Chief of Police John roster said moved Us offices to 314 North Odcll Campbell's billiard parlor at j Broadway. liifllt *t\,t ^•»^ l_ . . UIllCIV III IID iNOTln CCCOnu anil $31 in money was reported taken from a cash register. the building window fan was The Entrance to made through un ,„., .,„ burglary was discovered when the billiard parlor was opened for business thij morning. The youlh was arrested on North :-ourlh street shortly after the bur- alary was discovered. At the tin. of ha, arrr-M. he had $29 m his JXM- ,session, officer* said. It is now occupying the buildiny which formerly housed the Blytheville Motor Co. Grill. New York Cotton Open High Low Close May 3525 3551 3519 35-13 Oct I Dec . 3.3:. . 3493 3*10

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