The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 25, 1951 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 25, 1951
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVII—NO. 160 Blythevillo Daily News Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald RLYTHEVILLD;, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, SKPTKMBER 25, 1951 TWELVE PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Sun Is Coy On Opening Day of Fair But Drier Days Forecast for Rest of Week By HAROLD NANCE (Courier News Staff Writer) A coy sun played peek-a- boo from behind dark clouds as Northeast Arkansas District Fair exhibitors, officials- and carnival workers fought sloppy mud ibis morning to prepare for tlie opening at 4 p.m. today. Rain yesterday turned Walker Park fairgrounds into a muddy mess, taut most of the exhibits an inside and concrete walks protcc the carnival midway, so fair patron: shouldn't be too inconvenienced a: they try for kewpic dolls, get cot ton candy, ride (he "caterpillar 1 arid visit the sideshows. ^£The weatherman encouraged u ^^h a prediction of generally fai weather the rest of the week, Robert Blaylock, Ftiir Association secretary, said this morning '"We may have some scatters showers, but no mere general rain are forecast," he continued. A Band Day will be held tomor row, the lirst in the history of th Fair, Mr. Blaylock said. Bands fron Gii.con, Hoyti, Kennett. Bragg City 'Piggott Jonesboro, and Munford Tenn.. will join the Blythcvil] band in a parade down Main Stree at 2 o'clock tomorrow nfternooi Concerts by each band will be pre rented at the grandstand durin the afternoon. Mass Concert Planned All the bands will join in a mas concert set for 8 p.m. tornorro in front of thc grandstand, wit Robert- Lipscomb, Blytheville Hig School band director in charge. William Laas of Searcy, presidei of the Arkansas State Band Direc tors Association, is expected to See FAIR, nil Page 3 Soybeans High 278 « " Low " Clo: 218 May July . FILK PAST BULLETIN AT BUCKINGHAM 1"AI,ACK—Subjects of King George VI fi!e past a bulletin posted outside Buckingham Palace in London, proclaiming the King's post-operative condition, as —AP \Yircphoto a mounted police officer maintains order. The bulletin is posted on gate at left, The king was reported to be gaining strength after a restful night. King George Rests, Gains In Strength LONDON. Sept. 25. t/P> — A medical bulletin from Buckiug- ham Palace this morning said King George "continues to gnin strength" after a restful night. It was the fifth and most encouraging report from thc King's doctors since they performed a major operation on one of his liuigs Sunday morning. The bulletin, signed by four doctors who spent the night at the palace and tile surgeon who performed thc operation, said: "After another restful night the king continues to gain strength." As soon as they agreed on 'the bulletin, the doctors telephoned the good news to members of the royal family staying outside the palace. White Explains Revenue Plan — Street Bond Issue Plan Involves No Tax Lien First Ward Alderman Jesse White, proponent of a move to float $150,000 revenue bond issue for street paving and developments in Sabres Win Longest Jet Fight of War 5 MSG's Downed As 117 Planes Tangle in Air U. S. EIGHTH ARMY HKADQUART1CUS, Koreii, Sept. 2fi. (A!>) — American I''-86 Sabres tcnliiy won Hie longest jet butUe in history. They shot down five Communist MIC-ISs and damaged five in a 35-mimitc fight in "Jligi Alley" over northwest Korea. I The U.S. Fifth Air Force f<\u( :i]l[ the American phmcs returned safely. The tight roared (rom 3i>.ono fee! to ground level. It produced the biggest one-day bag oE Russian-type MIG-lfjs since April 12 when U S. pilots shot down four, probably destroyed two and dnmnged 14, Reds Stalk Out But Ridgway Calls for Another Try at Talks •Y- ***** U.S. Leaders Losing Hope for Cease-F/re By DON WASHINGTON, Kept, 25. </]*,— Top-level U. S. military ami diplomatic lenders urn watching the auw KaesoiiK truce moves today with i"ar less hope of a cease-fire agreement than held two months US<K A cold appraisal of the Reds' .staliiii" Entities in past weeks has just about smothered thc optimism thai crept into high places after Rubin's Jacob Malik proposed the truce talks. Early today, the Reds walked nut on a meeting of U. N. and . Communist Unison officers when The fighl wns not, only the longest j the top a N - officer suggested Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy .this afternon, toniglit and Wednes- LITTLE CHANGE day with widely scattered thundershowers. No important temperature changes. Missouri forecast : Cloudy, showers beginning east Thuriday; cooler south tonight: low tonight. 58-60 south, high Wednesday 68-72 south. Minimum this morning—65. Maximum yesterday—75. Sunset today—5:53. Sunrise tomorrow—5:59. -iJ-preclpitatlon 24, hours to 7 a.m. T^.75 Total since Jan. 1—36.14. Mean temperature (midway be- Iwccn high and low) -70. . • Normal mean temperature for September—74.2. This Date Last Vcar Minimum this morning 60. Maximum yesterday—76. Precipitation January l to this da.e last year—53.21. '57 Magazine Drive Begin§ ^ At High School Hundreds of high school students will be knocking in Blytheville's front doors during the naxf, 10 days in the annual magazine-drive sponsored by the Curtis Publishing Co. through the DHS Student Council. Subscriptions made through these high school representatives will mean cash awards to homerooms and prizes to (op sellers. A kick-off assembiy for the 10- day drive was held at, the high school yesterday morning when S.O. Durham of Conway explained this j See MAGAZINE on Page 3 Blytheville, said today he wants "to make iU clear would not obligate anyone's property for anything," The City Council, meeting tonight** in adjourned session, is to decide J whether or not the proposition will! be placed on the November ballot. Mr. White's proposal, which would] call for a bond issue to be retired by parking meter receipts, requires a popular vote under state law. The law prescribes that a city cannot borrow money on interest- bearing bonds without an election, "The main purpose of this deal," Mr. White 5aid, "is to provide for new streets and sidewalk work which will be, needed around (he new Senior High School on Tenth Street. Scbool Committee Named ''The school board has appointed ttiat .such an issue but also one of thc biasest jet battles of (he war. U involved in j planes—37 Snbre.s against 80 MIGs. j The Sabres were led by America's top ace, Col. Francis S,, Oil City, Pa. He was credited with damaging one Red plane. Thc Air Force and Navy announced in Washington they have, destroyed or damaged 1,420 locomotives in Korea since thc war started 15 months ago. Jim Hill Piani Temporary Closing Due to Failure of Big Transformer t\lz Red counterpart lucked sufficient tuithority. Thc meeting was aimed at getting truce talks going auain. Hope for a .settlement hasn't been snuffed out entirely. Sonic llnuk there is still a chance. But this hope is only a flickering flame h» both the Pentagon and the State Department. Ttiis estimate i.s based on talks with persons close to the situation in both departments who ore in u position to pause the reactions lo the Communists' moves in Korea, When the peace talks bet;an at Kac.son^, there was considerable belief in hiph quarters the Chinese were sincere in wanting to call n halt to the shooting. During the pas', month, the Initial optimism appears to have been replaced by n more cautious wait-and-see attitude. No one is certain just what the Reds are trying to do. Senator Seeks to Regain $730 Million in Tax Bill The two services sit id also they destroyed or damaged 23,0(58 railroad cars and 41,320 motor vehicles. Gii thc ground. United Nations troops Tuesday captured a commanding peak west of ''Heartbreak Ridge" on the rugged eastern Korea front. The mountain, like the ridge tho Allies want so badly, looks down on a Communist supply and assembly base. A U. N. unit battled to ihi; maim- f OQO a year from excels profits taxes, tain top, northwest of Yanggu, j through intense mortar and small arms fire. It kicked an estimated 1 ^^ f f* l\vo North Korean battalions off the I f }TY"lf*iPFC \ peak in nearly three hours of fierce i ^^ • • **-^l ^ Arkansas-Missouri Power Compa- fighting. WASHINGTON, Sept. '-i5. (APJ—Senator O'Mahoney fD-Wyo ! launched a fight today lo recapture an estimated $730,000.000 of excess I profits tax revenue knocked out of the tax bill by (he Senate Finance Committee The Wyoming senator told his colleagues he would seek first to eliminate Irani the committee measure relief provisions cutting $120.000,- has temporarily suspended op- a committee, headed by UzzcLl Branson, architect, to work out the school's needs arid street planning -is to be based on this report." Mr. AVhlle's proposal, made at tlie-• Seplembeir Council meeting, asked Tor the bond issue and sug-. gesfctl itiat one-half of parking rnelcr revenues he obiit^Ucd for thc retirement of the bond issue. "That way," there will be »n obligation nn (he jisrt of any cil- i/cn or property owner," Mr. While said. "We . . . (the Council) . . . \votild bargain with various bond companies for the lowest possible interest rate," he said. City Attorney this morning he will pi ordinance to the Council at 8 p.m, tonight calling for a revenue bond issue of 5150.000. If it receives Council approval, it Sec COUN'CIL on Page 3 cration of its Jim Hill generating Then? was a comparative lull Tiies- ___, : day around ''Heartbreak Ridge," plant at Campbell, Mo., because of I twice lost to counterattacking Reds failure of (he main transformer, the in 14 days of bitter fighting, utility's headciuarters here announo- Grenade-tossing Communists dfovc ed today. * v U. S. troops off the highest, peak • - Cause, of tiic- liar^'oraier idlluj£(y*-'*|^';rkl3£ Monday- for trie-ri has not been determined, Ark-Mo W 1 *" *JV 1$ d?ys; officials said, but repairs are expect-I eri io take from three to five weeks. No .power curtailment Is expected, however, the company officials said, because Ark-Mo maintains inter- 1$ Xtn Qsceola Negro Woman Killed After Stabbing Marshal Weary Xtnencan soldiers holed up -"OSCEO1.A.. shooting of ; Sept. 25—Thc fatal Negro woman here connected high-voltage transmis-I llflti 1}ecn no fllrl sEon lines with other electric utlii- f tl10 Communists, lies in its territory. on the steep slope's imu repulsed I last nlg!lt has bctm Ujnicd ovur lo Mi i fie smalt Red probing attacks be-j the sheriffs office atul thc prose- fo«T tlnwn Tucstiay, They reported | cutini , attorney for a "thorough In- by Tuesday nUcrnoon there | ie stfcation." Mayor lieu. F. Butler * Then, he said, lie would try to restore the House-approved provision which \vould levy the lax on all profits above 75 per cent of those m thc base period. Thc prcpcnt law, and the figure approved by the crJinuuUec, allows business to exempt 85 per cent of profits before applying the excess profits tax. Thc difference in percentage 1 ; .accounts for about $610-000,000. The" House mea.Min; would raise trx« nbcnil 57,200,000,000 a year as compared with $5,500,000,000 in UIL* Enemy Wanted Barley 'Now 7 Allies Assert Kaesong 'Won't Do' TOKYO, Sept. 25. (AP) — officers angrily stalked out of a meeting today it Kaesoiij,' Iml Gen. Jlatthew B. Ilidgway asked them to return tomorrow for another try it reviving the stalled Korean truce talks. The Reds walked out when Allied officers insisted on discussing conditions under which the truce talks could be resumed. The Allies earlier :old the Reds that Kaesong was not ?- .satisfactory site. The Communists vanted to get the truce talks going right away. But they demanded that the first session be given over to plans for processing » string of charges that the Allies had violated the neutrality of Kaesong. Eight, nucl one-half hours after the Reds stalked out of the Tuesday muming meeting, an Allied officer left, the advance camp at Miinsan with a message for the Reds. He made the extraordinary night flight to Pruimunjom, near Kae- song, by helicopter. Kinney Signs Message The message, signed by the senior Allied Unison officer. Col. Andrew J. Kinney, under instructions from Ritlgwny, said: "Despite your unilateral action in recessing the meeting today and your abrupt departure therefrom, r am prepared to meet with you tonmrow ... at 17 p.m., GST, Tuesday) to disciLss conditions mutually Sec CKASKFIKE nn £'aje 3 Becaro the transformer was de- VotinCJ signed specifically for the Jim Hill plant, it had to be dismantled and ~Pcrcy Wright said i rcl , m ™ :d lo thc factory for repairs, he will present an' Ark-Mo officials said. Maintenance 3 Frisco Boxcars • Derail at Manila Traffic over the Frisco Railroad's branch line from Blytheville to Jonesboro Is expected to return to normal fate today following the clearing of '.wreckage caused by the derailment of three boxcars at Manila Saturday night. A spokesman for the railroad said that thc wreckage ^vas cleared at approximately £1 a.m. today. Cause of the derailment wa? not learned. The three cnr.s left the tracks inside thc Manila city limits, blocking traffic over the branch line for more than 72 hours. Group Is Formed Here to Obtain Cotton Labor Articles of incorporation ior the Cotton Boll Association, Inc.. of Blytheville have been filed with Secretary of State C. G. (Crip) Hull. Jack Finlcy Robinson, one of the | 14 incorporators, .said the purpose of the Association will be to obtain i Mexican labor for the harvesting of [ ttie cotton grov/n this year by these; men. j All of the H incorporators. MrJ Robinson said, are from Blytheville. continue at the plant during the repair ppriotE, they said. A "carrier current" control .system in the plant automatirally reconnects transmission lines when trouble develops in one or marc sec-! turns of thc systeni. Ilie transformer is used to step I up volt ago from 13,200 lo HO.OflO | volts for lout; distance transmission throughout Ark-Mo territory. Inside Today's Courier News . . . Illness bits Chirk squart . - , Mel Hay out until Thursday - . . I'nRe 8. . . TsicUell roncus pnwcr feud :vith McAIalh . . . rage 7. . . . Congressmen blasted for encouraging cotton fnrmcrs to uithEuiTd crop . . . Page 2 Light- in School Election Here than 100 votes had been ra,-;t by noon tod »y in ilir .-chool elm-lion in Use Illythcvillc SL-IIO"! District. A total of 96 ballaU had bct» ca.-t, with 74 of thfiu c^st in UlyLhGVLJle>. tuo ])oiIiLif; places. In Osccola, a toi;ii ot 6fi ballots had been ni.-;l by notm—59 in tho Osceolr. City Box and seven at the Carson Lake hex. No one had voted at Ynrbro by noon today. Five ballots have been cast at Number Nine, 10 at Clear Lake and seven at Promised Land. These four boxes are in the Blythevillc district. Fifty-frmr voters hat! £one to the City Hall pulling phicc by noon a:s«l 20 to tho West Eiifl Fire S'.atinn box. Sc'hoo! board members and .school tax rate inL-rease. 1 ; writ? hp int; voted on toda\. A 10-niill ir crease v.a.s being afikeri lor thr BlytheviHc district. Senate committee version. O'Mahoney ,-mid the excels prof- said thi.s morning. The \voman. Ethel Strong, about <}:>, v.a.s shot by two Oii-cola officers iifle.r .she attacked one of them with nn u:e pick. Night Marshal J. G. Pendcr^rabt i eceived eight flcah wounds and n heavy coat was attributed as sav- iv;, him from more serious injuries. Mr. PfliKlf-rgrast and Alec Wiley, city patvrjliniui. sakl the Strong woman struck him in the neck with Ihi* ice pick and knockntl him down. She continued to stab him mid Mr. Wiley shot, her. She continued her attack <1c?piit hrr wounds, thc iLs provisions of the committee bill provide "uiuicedcd relief lor corporations." Reports Cited He cited corporation financial reports in arguing that corporation dividends anil undistributed profits are running this year at a rate in excess of to l:il corporate income Sec TAX on Page 3 New York Stocks T f tficers :';;ufl, ajid then Mr. .shot' her. Soul-hard Rejoins City Police Force Chief of Police John Foster said tliis tnominc Ihnt Cecil Southard, v.ho ic-iiyried from the Blytheville Polk'? Department last summer to :itt'-!!tl Arkai'-'.-is stute ['olicc .school, has rejoined Hie force. Offirtr Hovnhartl. \va.s employed t>y (he deparlniunt fo]- approximate ly two rr.fin'.h^ irt.^t summer, resi^m u to cuter the Stntc render- i Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Beth Sled Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central . Tut Harvester . ,. J. C. Penney Republic Steel .. Radio i .Socony Vacuum I Htudebaker j Standard of N J . j Texas Corp Seal- 159 7-8! 63 1-8: •IB 1-4 j 54 3-8i 71 3-4 106 I 61 1-4 51 5-8 74 7-8 19 5-8! 34 l-4l 70 3-4 | 12 7-8 •a 3-4 | 34 | 2!) l-2i 67 ' Trumann Man Arrested Here For Car Theft- A., 35-year-old .Trumann man. 'wanted In Marked tree [or car thcfC, waj"lur"ned"ovcr to'Pojnsctt County officers by the sheriff's office here yesterday. Deputy Sheriff Holland Aiken identified the muti as Lloyd Robert Hill. He was arrested Saturday night by Deputy Alken artcr n wild chase Ihrough Blytheville. Deputy Aikcn said lie was patrolling Highway 61 South of Bh/the- ville Saturday night when he met Hill drivins: a 1951 Ford and decided to check him for drunkenness. The olficer said he chased Hill's car nt a "60-mile-an-hour clip" through west Blytheville before stopping him on North Highway 81 near Camp Moultrle Tourist Courts. On investigation, Deputy Alken said, 11 was learned the car Hill was ilriviiiK had been stolen in Marked Tree. On Mar May YorS< Cotton Open High Low Glojc 36M .16.58 3610 3653 3613 3640 3587 35)7 3607 3610 3585 3638 3610 3639 3500 3635 N. 0, Colf-on Police ; U S Slccl 'sou. Pac. Ocl Dec Mm Open ••ul 3 D 1C"0 3653 Hi»h 1,0-4- Close J646 3537 365J 3637 :r.BO 363!i 3639 3383 :!633 3£40 35D3 3638 Getting Ready for the Fair— Walker Park Fairgrounds -^zs a scene of activity and noise yesterday afternoon as exhibitors and carnival rrews prepared to launch the 1S51 Northeast Arkansas Dislr-ct t>Jr at 4 pin, today. Agricultural, hvcitock, commercial. Home L';i«on. i -iration Club and Midway displays—all were in various stages of completion as the Conner Newi photographer roamed thc [all-grounds. A minister's life i.i not restricted cared tor by y to a pulpit, as the Rev. George McGhehey ^picture r,r,c> dcrnoivstratcs. nf its breed to He is shown with paint and brush, labelmg the food booth sn up M <j»iame Jlucc- the fair by the Lake Street Methodist Church, <>[ which lie is paMor U i.^u-hri -^I •! Preparing for the-^uspcmefu! momcr.t when entile judRCA will inject urr • havi' pr^. ins entry, UNO Coomer (picture Uoi, H-ycar-oH KcuUickian groonus Vo.>:>liii •;, , » v ,"« Slii^ Ai-gus bull. This and several other bull entries are being cic:-i-tl>cd li.e t.f CcKuncr, who is fium Hor. e e Cave, Ky 'Dir first '. cxhibjted at a diotrid lair here, a Yoik.'-hirf: boar ,;i'if)nird by Uarlry N! Mills, i;?- owner Mr Mills alst) Vrrrram ayricultnir • I; 1 -: s av Hayti. Mo. Cla^-s mcm- .1 [iili.- In v-'liirti ihi- ,-;':nr has hrcn bird and several «,•• hot; arc on d^pirr. a: j.hf Swine BuildinK Mr. MUU ;k.-h.ic ab "strictly a ineat-tyjMj hog," S5 per cent o( which are raided i., Average 12 pigs per litte the work of malaria ..-oLt County was W. O, Susvir.t'i ;.he displays set up m tin mcnt of a carnival mid'A^ carr.iYRl worker hoists iniu —A Courier Nevis Photo- Feat «in* '.inatiii. The are prolific hogs, tie said, and In ihr aiid.-t. nt >et!hiss up a display showins tiol .inri sniuitition off trials in Mi^is^ippi t'i -iilli 1 >piciuir fnur • Vhis Exhibit is among dni'mercial BiiiUhni; Br'.ur.d lh- rxoite- is consuleiablc work, In picture five, ». place a p.nt ot the "Caterpillar" ride.

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