The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 24, 1951 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVII—NO. 159 Blythevllle Daily New« Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1951 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COP5ES FIVE CENTS Rain Fails To Halt Fair Preparation District Event To Open Here Tomorrow Inside Today's Courier News A dozen white ducks were the only complacent creature;, Rt Walker Park this morning as fair officials and "cam> crews" donned Ijoots and raincoats to slosh through nine and water as they prepared Cor tomorrow's opening of th Northeast Arkansas Distric Fair. , But the Weather Bureau prom isecl a cold front and that meat clear weather is coming, Rober Blnylock. Pair Association Secretary, said this morning. Display booths and carnival rides were going up last today despite the rain and mud and the fair *i*i officially open at 4 o'clock to- *8Rrrow afternoon, Mr. Blaylock said. Tlie six-day annual event this, year features agricultural, . live- stwk, and home exhibits and the' Twentieth Century Shows carnival. A parade o[ high school bands will proceed down Main Street at 2 p.m. Wednesday and the bands will give individual concerts at the park grandstand that afternoon. At 8 o'clock Wednesday night, all of the. b»nds will be massed for a concert directed by Bob Lipsccmb, Blythevllle High School Band Director. Between 400 and 100 musi-! c I J • cians are expected to take partj jQIQICl in the concert, according to Mr. Blaylock. Grandstand Acts Start Thursday Thursday night at 8 o'clock, Gertrude Avery's Revue will be a grandstand feature. An 18-girl chorus line with seven acts and four numbers besides specialty acts are a part ot the State Fair Show. Kaesong 'Unsuitable' For Talks, UN States Reds Told Incident-Proof Site Must Be Agreed Upon TOKYO, Sept. 24. (AP)—The United Nations command today told the Communists that Kaesong is unsuitable as a site for any future Korean armistice negotiations. Allied liaison officers gave these reasons in a note handed Red liaison officers nt Kaesong: Tax Hikes Main Issues In School VoteThursday Voters in Mississippi County's 16 school districts will decide at the polls tomorrow on school tax rate increases ranging from 10 lo 22 mills and will name school board members' in an election containing j only two contests. j — — •» In only two districts— Osccolaj and KcLser— is there competition: school board posts, and major nterest in this election centers around the proposed miUage increases. » Of the county's 16 districts, only vo are not proposing increases. These are Mississippi County School District No. 55 (Stillman) and Dyess District No. 56. Officials ol both have indicated their districts can weather current financial storms without increasing the tax rates, In other districts, however, it is —Courier News Plioto MANILA SCHOOL—Students of Manila school district will begin their first full year in this new redbrick and hay elite block high school t Tip ton Hall) when school reconvenes about Nov. 15, according to Superintendent W. W. Fowler. The building cost $142.000, has 13 class rooms, two oil ices, lounge and restroom facilities and a combination auditorium and gymnasium. An enrollment of about 4QQ is expected. 1. Kaesong is too close to the main Red supply line, under nttack KecktoConductCounty Court While Green ,. .Wilson names new coach ...Page 13. ...11 Mississippi _, County grid tennis to play this week...rage 10. . Arkansas seeks lo bring aluminum industry to state...Page 11. Young BlyrheviMe lied in Action in Korea 'Lethargia' Crew Stops At Memphis Joie Ghitwocd's Thrill Show will join the list of grandstand performances Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be presented each afternoon of the carnival thereafter. ! The Twentieth Cehtury Shows is. lanzest earnlvl ever to appear j Sec FAIR on Fage 13 ij^i "jfi Weather Arkansas fa recast: Mostly cloudy, with scattered thundershowcrs this A 17-year-old Blytheville youth who had served in the Army onl; five months vcas killed in action i.' Korea Sept. 12, his parents wer notified by the Defense Department yesteraay. Billy Eugene Hopper had been in Korea only 12 days before Ills death, a sister^ Mrs. KatherLne Has- seli, said today/ Pvi.-'iioppcr; A-as attached to' the 27th Regiment of the 25th Division. He attended Blythevllle High School prior to joining the Army, He also w survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hopper; a brother, Chester Lav/del Hop. per; and another sister, Mrs. Inez Honeycutt. Born at Dell, young a different story. Reductions in state aid and failure of the Genera I Ass em'n ly at a s p eci al session early this year to restore the cutsj left most districts with looming j shortages, i W. B. Nicholson, superintendent I of Brytlieville schools, provided an i example of this today when he displayed figures on the financial status of this district for the 195152 school year. Income Based on Tax Hike Estimated expenditures for the district jthis year will total $408,448, he-said/ and estimated income amounts to $403.415. This income * See ELECTION on I'age n i Hopper resided [ his life. in Blytheville all New York Cotton Oct , Dec , Mar May Open High Low Close . 3650 3656 3627 3643 , 3630 3636 3598 J615 . 3G45 3645 3595 3GIO . 3848 3648 3600 3620 MEMPHIS. Term., Sfrpt, 24. U 1 ) —The stout rait Lethargia bobbed into Memphis today with laundry flapping in the rainy breeze. The crew of two unmarried couples were something to see for the camera-armed crowd of 400 persons who greeted the New Orleans-bound oil-drum raft. The barefooted skipper, Mary Ellin McCrady, 24,'of Washing- con, D.C., was garbed in shorts and a tattered blue shirt. The other female member. Miss Geraldine Garcia, 24, a Boston artist, looked like a roly-poly bear. Under her life preserver and black slicker, she wore blue Jeans rolled to the knees and a once- white shirt. A bandana over a duck-billed white cap kept the mist off her pretty head. •'Don Brown, 23. University of Michigan student, w a s doing deckhand chores as the. raft, "whlclv-left Pennsylvania in July, eased up u> the Memphis Yacht Club dock. The other crew member, Milton Bcrden, 30. an engineer from New Bedford, Mass., was sound asleep in a lower bunk, wrapped in an old Army blanket until the '• Sec LETHARGIA on Page 13 G- E, Keck, Blytheville attorney, today was appointed by Gov Sid Mt'Mnth to serve as county judge of Mississippi County during the •Jlnefcs of Judge Roland Green, who luul requested the appointment of L substitute until he was able to serve again. The appointment was announced*- Ilils morning after Judge Green and Circuit Judge Za) B. Harrison of Blytlieville certified that the former was unable to serve at present. State law requires the certification by a circuit court judge is well as the comity official. Mr, Keck will serve as county :dge until Judge Green is able i return to his duties. Judge Green has been ill for sev- ral weeks, but Mrs. Green said nis morning that he is expected to e able to return to work soon. One of the temporary judge's irst official acts will be to preside rver a session'of County Court in Osceola tomorrow morning. Mr. ' Keck is a former circuit dge, having served in that capacity for 20 years. He also served as county judge for six years. Negro Is Killed In 'Cutting' Fight CARUTHERSV1LLE, Sept. 24.- One Negro was killed and his si aye seriously wounded in a "cuttln scrape" caused by woman trotibl here: Saturday night, Pcniisco County Sheriff Jake Claxloh Uits.^py-tftHiv . ^. Tom"' lialvis Skinner WHS fatal) slabbed and- Thomas White is Pemi.scol County Memorial Hos pita! at Hnytr where officials tennc his condition • "la.tr." "Both Negroes were stranger here. They drifted in just a short time ago," Sheriff ClaxLon satd, The fight occurred in Caruther.s- ville's Negro bection about 11 p.m. Saturday. Sheriff Claxton said. Russia to BxplodeH-Bomb n July, Says Editor Who old of Soviet A-Blast LONDON, Sept. 24. CAP)— The The editor of a British intelligence tip service said tday Russia plans to explode a hydrogen bomb next July. Kenneth de Courcy, editor ol the pamphlet-sized "Intelligence Digest." said the Soviet H-bomb was developed by Prof. Bruno Ponteceorvo, who left his British ntomic research post last year, and Is believed to have gone to Moscow. De Courcy, whose Journal announced in August, 1949—three weeks before President Truman made a similar annovmceiuentr— that the Russians exploded an atom bomb, said his new Information comes from persons behind the iron curtain who, although Anti-Soviet, "have access to Russian classified material." Soybeans High Nov 27G'/i Jan 219 Mar 281'i May 283?c Jly 284'i Low 273'.i 216 218 '.i 2 80K 282 Close 215'i 278',s 2B1-80» 283-827 283'.4 y Allied wnrplanefi. 2. Red and Allied ground forces re in constant maneuver around le live-mile Kaesong neutral zone. 3. Uncontrolled partisan groups, esponsible to neither command, are ctlve in Ihe area nncl could tnkc ction at any time which would enin cause a breakup of talks. Reils Hailed Talk. The Keds called oft the talks UE. 23, charging an Allied plane ricd to "murder" the Heel delcga- ion with a bomb the day before. i- It is regrettable." the Allies said, that the fleds didn't accept, the •riginal suggestion of Gen. Matlhew I Riclgwiiy, Supreme Allied Commander, that the negotiations be held aboard the Danish hospital ship Jutlandia. Riclgway proposed some other, more Incident-proof site for the conference ft) a note to the Communists Sept. 0, He since lias made it clear that he wants better \vork- ing conditions established for negotiators before lie agrees to resumption of the conference. Officers Meet In Kaesnug U.N and Red liaison officers met in Kaesong Monday morning to set up arrangements under which talks II resinned, could make the apicl progress possible. About six hours later the Reds ent the Allies a memorandum, con- cuts of which were not, disclosed b; Mlied headquarters. The liaison groups are scheduled > meet again Tuesday at 10 a.m. 7 p.m. Blytheville Time.) Allied headquarters here said the Reds were fold: "It is plain that partisan groups, esponsible to neither command, are ictive in the Kaesong area,,Trn"';e tncontrollnil'^len-.jnts, may at .iSi'y line take'action which could compel a suspension of the conference/' Headquarters said also the basic instruction given the Allied liaison officers was 'to try to arrange con- .lltions under which the armistice talks could make the most rapid progress. 8th Army Slays, Wounds 58,000 Enemy Soldiers Reds Have Last- Almost 6 Divisions. In Recent Fighting U. S. EIGHTH ARMY. HEADQUARTERS. Korea. Sept. 24. m— Gen. James A. Van Fleet today said his Eighth Army has killed or wounded 58,000 Communist soldiers III Korea in the five weeks from AUK. 18 through Sept. 22. The report covered the . entire) 50-mile front. About 80 uer cent of the Red esses were In the bloody "Battle of the Hills" itl eastern Korea. The figure represents almost six Red divisions. Van Fleet said 2,300 Reds were taken prisoner in the same period. The casualty toils of killed' or wounded have heen "evaluated." That is the Army's term for the final estimate after all Held accounts and repcrts have been discounted for possible duplication or exaggeration. Since Ihe Allies pushed off on limited offensives In eastern Korea they have captured enough materiel (o equip nearly a full Red division, the Eight Army said. SHOWEKS 435found Cake Made \By Bakery Here for I Store's Anniversary .Leachvilie Discovers Progress — 'afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. No important temperature changes. Missouri forecast: Showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight and "Tuesday; little tempera-! ttire change: low tonight. 60-651 southeast; high Tuesday 68-72 southeast. Minimum this morning—63. Maximum yesterday—80. Minimum Sunday morning—50. Maximum Saturday—73. Sunset today—5:55. 'jjf Precipitation 48 Hours to 7 a.m. "—none. Total since Jan. 1—35.49. Mean temp'crature (midway be- teccm high and low)—71.5. Normal mean temperature for September— 74.2. This Date Last Vear Minimum this morning—40. Maximum yesterday—74. Precipitation January 1 to this date last year—53.21. A 435-pound cake—believed to be the biggest ever baked here— was completed today at Curt's Bakery. 211 South First. It will be on display at the bakery from noou today, until noon tomorrow, when it will be delivered to the IGA Store at East Prairie, Mo. The store ordered the cake for an anniversary celebration. G. C. Bartholomew, owner ol dirt's Bakery, said the amounts of ingredients required for the cake Included 100 pounds of flour. 40 pounds of shortening, 48 dozer eggs and 130 pounds of icing. Work on the cake began yesterday noon and took 24 hours to 'My Town Could Be Better... And I Could Help' By CI.AUDK E. SIMKKS (Courier \e«s Staff Writer) (Last of a. Series) LEACHV7LLE, Sept. 24 — The Arkansas Community Accomplishments Contest ends next March 1 nnd only then will Leachvilie know how its drive for progress measures up to those of other Arkansas cities in the "2,000 and under class," First prize is 5100—to be spent on community improvement -- but j whether or not this city wins a monetary reward, it wilt have gain- led in that its primary purpose of- improving the community will have been carried out. Not that the Job will have ended. But the start has been made and the citizens of Leachvilie have concerted their hopes into action for a better town. complete. It was the second king- ifor as Chamber of Commerce Presi- I the following size cake made at the bakery this year. A 416-pound cake was ordered earlier this year for a store I of improving a town is never com- celebration at Steele, Mo. Ipletcd." dent H. H. Howard says. "We still | i. General planning and proced- have a long way to go. The job ure. including community organiza- 2. Community Initiative, enterprise and percentage of citizens ac- tunllv working on the projects. 3, Benefit and value of projects Lo the community. To show ils progress, the Chamber of Commerce is maintaining a scrapbook replete with "before and after photographs" and newspaper clippings regarding the town's progress. In addition to projects already mentioned, the Chamber of Commerce has sponsored a 16-Girl Scout Troop under the leadership of Mrs. Virgil Pate and a "Trades Day" program which has substantially expanded the city's trade area. Perhaps the personification of the city's general feeling in its new drive tor proyrc-ss has been set out in a small sticker placed in each tion and activity and degree of com- j Lcjichviltc business firm by the j 'We dou't wont lo slight anyone ; hi giving credit for the improvements her e." Mr. Howard said. "Everyone has had a part and person ally I've been thrilled to. death with the response to thiif project. It has been and is a drive bj each person for the public wcl- , far^. We hope to continue to go forward." The AKC-SCC, ARDC Contest is not judged alone on a basis of financial contributions and improvements, but includes such points as petition. j Chamber of Commerce; "MY TOWN 11 "My Town is the place where my home Is founded. "My Town i.s the place where my business is situated . . . Where uiy vote is cast . . . Where my children are educated. , . Where my neighbors dwell. . . And wherr I will Jive most of my life. "My Town supports me and 1 should support it. "My Town wants my citi/cn- ihip, not my partisanship. . . My helpful criticism, not my critical helplessness, . . My intelligence, not my indlflcrence. "My Town provides protection, trade, friends, education, schools, churches, the right to free moral Citizenship. "M y To w n could be be t te r And I could help It be better— Truck Breaks Through Bridge, Ties Up Traffic Week-end traffic on Highway ... was tied up for six hours Saturday ^'hechilcd afternoon when a steel bridge south'™ of Hrcssett gave way under the weight of an unidentified truck. A big truck broke through the east lane of the bridge one and oni:- ha)[ miles .south of Bassett about 1:45 p.m. Saturday and kept going. A Highway Department crew from Mnnlhi arrived at the scene about 5:30 p.m. and had the bridge temporarily repaired by 8 p.m. State Trooper Clyde Dsirker and Deputy Sheriff Herman Odcn gm'c'cd traffic over the single payable 1 lane from 2 p.m. until 8:10 p.m. Legion Starts Member Drive 250 from 4 Districts Attend Meeting Here Approximately 250 Leglorlnalre* rom Eastern and Northern Arkansas attended the Joint district meeting of the Legion's Third, Fovytb. Flf.Y.-ad soyenth Districts It {.ECLnoria! 'aurtitolliirn here vefi- tenlny. The meeting .served as the official krlckoff of the Legion's 1951 mem- tiersliip drive in Northeast Arkansas. Pricipal speaker tor the ntfair wa« Andres McCurry of Heber Springs, stale Legion commander, who spoke to the Legionnaires on membership and tlic values of the Legion. Other speakers were D. T. Har- sraves of Helena. Clovis Rice of Wnlnut Ridge. Leon Reid o[ Hebcr Springs. Joe Hearnc of Washington, D. C.. llcudrtx Lackey. Sr., and Hemtrlx Lackey. Jr.. of Mountain Home nnil Lee Ward of PararjouUl. The next district meeting was for Nov. 3 at Marked Tree. Few York Stocks N. O. Cotton I AND 1 WILL,-" ! Oct. . Dec . i Mar . I May Clnr'tit; fjuoUitions: A T ami T r !\mcr Tobacco j Anaci-nci:* Copper . . Belli Slccl ; Chrysler . ! Corn-Cola Con Electric i Cm Motors . ... Montgomery Ward . [ N Y "Central Int Harvester J. C. Pcnnev 'Republic Steel . ... Open High Lou- Cto:-.e i Radio .... 3G36 3617 3G30 .. 3S40 3613 634 363'! 3642 36H 3595 3507 3G02 -.ocony 3603 i studrl);lkcr . 3fil si Stnndarrt oi N 3020 Sc:v". 15S 1-1 63 7-8 47 5^8 51 1-8 7! 3-4 105 1-2 60 1-8 61 1-4 74 19 1-8 34 1-8 71 42 1-7 23 7-8 :13 7-8 OD CO 7-8 55 5-8 T Behind Your Telephone Call— Southwestern Btll Telephon! Company's complicated gadgets were viewed by 1.035 people during the three-day open house the company liclrt here TVmrsiiay. FrWRy and SM.u.«tay. They .TOW the iwKchboard ipicture onr » Uitoii^h which 1.100 l<>n? distance CAlls a day are placed. V.ij.* Beyy Kncl i* sho'.vn putting in the plug that connects one or Hie c«ll», Bcton Uu otai through » similar switchboard. In picture two. the '-Information' please' department is seen with fii.y Jean Pecples st the switchboard, rhe girls here have al hand all new numbers and number changes as soon as they are effective and they also have the day's records of long distance calls in case, a customer wants information such as Ihe cost of a call he made. One group or tlic many visitor lo the hp<-n .icilise vlev, Ihe rinsinj machines i-. ^icUir three Hob Gics.-uvnann nnd connect tl'.e. phone dialed wltli your phone. In picture four, —•A Courier Ntus I'liolo-Fealure W. O. Sicgler demonstrates the complicated mechanism which gets while a model of Alexander Graham Bell's first telephone developed in 1815 siU on the desk. Other demonstiations seen by open house visitors included the trouble department where tines are tested and trovible located and the wire-syAiciviR c«v; where hundreds o! Uny wires are hand-ticrl fo complete the neiv-Mir.v circuits. Guests also Men 1 alveii a chance '•<•> .-'•? (heir VO:LTS on an o-cillif-cope and to hear the number you dial. The fir.st switch finds the line, the second gives you the dial tone and takes your first digit, and the remaining switches laXe your last three tliRlU tor the ringing machine. A displ.ij ot dt- M-lopinentf. In !.-M>tmi.e cninmiinlralii'n> v.-as wt ttp In tlic office »nd Miss Bartava sir^rut 'pirlmc [KT> hoM- ? new mobile ranioielephone WM (/ut into operatwn, ail c*ll* w«ut expUuis ho* your phone rin&i alur other machinw select your nura* which provide* com muni cation* W automobiles, triiiu and river vewela them, oo a twcrdw, u oUiew do o\e* the telephone

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