The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1950 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 3, 1950
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-PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) ' COURIER MONDAY, APRIL 8, 1950 Sen. McCarthy Demands Secret Memorandum * / On Far Eastern Policy WASHINGTON, April 3. (A')—Senator McCarthy (R-W!s) demanded today, that Secretary Acheson make public a secret memorandum on Far Eastern policies given the State Department by Qweti Lattimore last summer. He said that if Acheson docs not "It will be my duty as •• United States Senator to do so." . , Attorneys for Laltimore said he* : would make the document public later in the day: The Slate Department stand was that It asked Lattimore's views in confidence mid was not itself free [o make them public. McCarthy fired his latest shot, at Lattimore and Acheson in a statement issued at Bethesda (Md.) Naval Hospital where he Is undergoing treatment lor a sinus condition. 1 He has contended that Lattimore. > Johns Hopkins University professor, !s (Da Russian agent, and (2) the real architect of American foreign policy in the Par East. Dtnlei Charc« Lattimore has 'called McCarthy's charges" - false and irresponsible. Acheson has denied that Lattimore has" shaped foreign eastern policy and said that he docs not think, th "act that he has ever mel Lattimore. McCarthy said the Stale Dcpart- • ment regarded the Lattimore memorandum as so important "and of such confidential nature that the American people were not entitled to ; know its content." He added: "On this I heartily differ because I feel the American people should know to'what.extent Lattimore is dictating.'State Department policy, "I feel, therefore, that if the secretary of state' docs not Immediately makt the Lattimore recommendations known to the Anicri- cari people It will be my duty as a United States Senator to do so." French Sailors Unload Atlantic Pact Planes BIZERTE. French Tunisia, April 3,.: (£p — American planes given France ,under ; the Atlantic Pact were unloaded here today by French sailors. There was no. Interference from Communists, who have been campaigning throughout western Europe to : stop arms: shipments. .The planes^4B : Navy fighters and bombers 1 —were brought to Tunis on the ; French aircraft carrier Dix- mude, from Norfolk, Va. Since the advent of th.e automobile, snow removal on countiy roads has become as important as It is on city-streets. Bids on Manila School Rejected All bids for the construction of Manila's new high school have been rejected and turned back to the bidders, according (o VJ. W. Fowler, superintendent of Manila schools. Mr. Fowler said that only three bids frdms general contractors were received and that all were too high. Bids for the plumbing and heating were turned buck to the bidders un-opened. , A second call for bids will be made about May 1, Mr. Fowler said. Another Sub Seen OH California Coast SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 3. (AP) —For the second time in five days, a mysterious submarine has been sighted off the California coast. Coast Guardsmen at the Point Arguello lifeboat station North of Santa Barbara saw what they believed to be a surfaced submarine eight miles offshore at 6:20 a.m. yesterday. ' ; ..The Navy, determining that no American submarines were in the area, sent planes nloft for a fruit- lew;, all-day search. Johnson Says Pact Secrets Up to Britain WASHINGTON, April 3. (AP) — Secretary or Defense Johnson siiid today it Is up to British Defense Minister F.manuel Shlnwcil whethr er Atlantic Pact military secrets will be given to Britain's war minister, John Strachcy. Johnson lalked to reporters upon his return by air from the Atlantic defense meeting at The Hague. A furore was set off by reports from the capital over the weekend that Anglo-American military chiefs had agreed to withhold secrets Iran Strachey. - The first international passenger airport in the United States is said to be one which began operating at Key West, Fla., In 1927. Services Held For J.D. Hires Of Luxora Funeral rites for Joseph D. .Hires, who was killed in an automobile accident In Mississippi Friday were conducted at 3:45 p.m. yesterday at National Funeral Home In Memphis by the Rev H. L. Roblson, lias- tor of the First Methodist Church of Luxora. Burial was In Memorial Park Cemetery at Memphis. Mr. Hires, a 68-year-old retired Luxora farmer, was dead on arrival at a Memphis hospital after the car in which he was riding struck a bridge abutment on Highway 51 eight miles south of the Misslssippi- Tennessce stale line. A son-in-law, R. D. Eberdt of Memphis, the only oilier person hi the car, escaped with minor Injuries. Survivors Include his wife, Mrs. Orlenn Hires; two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Kochenderser of Luxora and Mrs. Eberdl of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Ward of Osceola and Mrs. Lowiy of Hot Springs; a brother, Will Hires of fv>rt Wayne, Ind., and two grandchildren. Active pallbearers included John Queries, of Memphis, John Thweait, John Ford, Edward Teaford. all of Luxora. Raymond Cecil of West Memphis. Gene Ghorne of Osceola, and Hays Gowan of Memphis. Services Art Held For Wesley Webb Child Funeral services for the Infant son of Mr, and Mrs. Wesley Webb. 128 East Sycamore, were conducted yesterday at Dogwood Ridge Cemetery under the direction of the Cobb Funeral Home. The baby, three days old, died at 11:10 p.m. Saturday. The parents, and three half-brothers, Billy Douglas, Tommy H. Douglas and James Robert Douglas, are survivors. Rites Are Conducted For Bunn Infant Graveside rites for Emmie Lee Bunn, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clnrence Bunn of the Lone Oak community, were .conducted at 4:30 yesterday «t the Dogwood Ridge Cemetery. The child died shortly after birth yesterday morning. He was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Bunn. Cobb Funeral Home was In charge of arrangements. Plans for Missco Crippled Children's Clinic Outlined he UJS. Bureau of Mines has Investigated mineral deposits In every .state and Alaska In the past 10 years. - Model Building Club Meeting Set J. P. Garrott, director of the Blylhevlllc "Y", sale! today that the initial meeting for a Model Building Hobby Club was being planned for timorrow at 4: IS p.m., and would be conducted at the "Y" rooms In the City Hall. Estelle Coates will direct the club activities, and It Is expected that hobbyists Interested In boats, racers, airplanes, and locomotives will attend the meeting. It was pointed out that there is no age limit on tlie membership and that one need not have n collection underway to Join the club. The model building club is the second hobby club to be formed by the "Y" In the last few weeks. A club for stamp collectors has held several meetings. It will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. ELECTIONS (Continued from Page 1) Alderman Cecil Brown of Ward Two Is unopposed. 12 Candidates In Cooler Twelve men are on the slate for the five positions on Cooler's town board. Three Inc' nlbcnts, Ruel Asher, J. C. Reid and Tom Hopper, have filed. Others In the race include Tom Burns. Joe Russell, Paul Lynn, Archie Edwards/J. A.,, Gossett. J. B. McClure, T. N. Brlggance, Tom B. Perry and C. A. Gllliiand. In Portngevllle. incumbent Henry Workman and Harlan Whltaker will oppose each other hi Ward One, In Ward Two, incumbent Dtck Wilson is running against A. B. Merrltt. Dr. John Klllian, appointed to a one-year unexplred term in Ward Two, Is being opposed by J. D. Stafford. Will Reaves is opposing Oliam Dacus. Incumbent police Judge. Frank Luker and John Bailey are unopposed in seeking three-year terms on Portageville's School Board. Paul Combs and Buddy Largent are running for a one-year, unexpired term. Two Drivers Fined Two men were fi'ned in Municipal Court this morning on their pleas of guilty to charges of driving while under the Influence 'of liquor. James R. Sanders was fined $25 and costs and Henry C. Piitc.hnrd S35 and costs. . - Plans for- the Crippled Children's Clinic'to be conducted Thursday at the Women's Exhibit Building at Walker Parlc for approximately 200 Mississippi County children were being completed today. Mrs, Annabel Fill, North Mississippi county, health nurse, said equipment is being secured and set up so examinations can begin promptly at 8 a.m.. Thursday, or as quick as registration Is completed. Mrs. J. K. Crafton will be in charge of the clinic. Other local workers who have been placed in charges of various clinic duties include Mrs. J. C. Droke, Mrs. Greyer Canada, Mrs. Tom Slaughter, Mrs. Sam Godwin, Mrs. Marvin Lane, Mrs. R. S. Van Hooser. Mrs, Lynn S. VanNatta, Mrs. C. G. Redman, Mrs. Norman Bunch, Mrs. ,Alex Shelby. Mrs. W. S. Johnston' and Mrs. Freeman Robinson. Mrs. C. A. Trin I is chairman of probations for the lunch being prepared by the First Christian Church and furnished by the Arlc- i»isas Association for the Crippled. Mrs. Frances peek 'and the Junior Service Auxiliary are to gather equipment and assist In setting up the physical plant for the clinic. •Mi-s. William Lawshe Is head of the auxiliary's committee to work on the clinic. Local workers are also scheduled to work with the pediatrician and orthopedists to conduct the clinic. Mrs. E. O. Ambrose will assist Dr. Sam Phillips, pediatrician; Mrs. S. C. Owens will aid Dr. John T. Gray, orthopedist, and Mrs. F. E. Utley will work with Dr. James Simpson, orthopedist. Mrs. Lillian Trice,.public health nurse from Pariigould will assist Dr. John Hundley In examination of cerebral palsy and Miss Clara Thomey, public health nurse at Marion, will assist' Dr. Kenneth Jones. - . Miss Sarali Barnes, State Health Department nurse .will work with Mrs. Lucy B. Miller, South'Mississ- ippi County health nurse, on final interviews. Miss Joan Faith will work with medical social problems and Brad Walker will assist: in vocational rehabilitation plans. Mrs. Fay Ray, public health nurse at Walnut Ridge, will complete pcd- iatrtc and cere^val palsy records. Thelnfa Potts. -Negro Health nurse at Marlon, will also work on these records. Miss Ethelle Reeves will conduct a conference for nurses aiding in the cii'iic. Most of the'clinic work will be concerned with treatment of children crippled during the poliomyelitis epidemic in this .county' last year, it Is expected to be the largest conducted in this county. Seagulls live on islands In Great Salt Lake, although it's hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean. Attention Men: James R. Scott Representing STORRS-SCHAEFFER Cincinnati will be in our store all day Thursday, April 4 with a complete line Custom Tailored Suits You Are Cordially Invited to Be Here (Continued from Page 1) line. Gas stations at the state line also felt effects of the storm since without power none of the electrically-operated gas pumps could be used. A Negro In a car bearing a Nebraska license plate narrowly escaped injury when the power line snap- pert by the wind fell across his auto. He managed to leave the car with- it being Injured by the high voltage. Resident.'; of the Yarbro area said the twister struck at 6:25 and passed rapidly. Many saw the storm approach and described the tow funnel-shaped cloud 'as "definitely twister." Seen From Distinct- . The dark, low-hanging cloud was seen by several Blytheville residents ns it swept along the northern border of the state and the funnel- shape was discernable from here. Tliundershowers struck Blj'the- .•ille and other areas both south md north of Yarbro at the same time the twister passed out but apparently only Yarbro received the brunt of I he tornadic storm. Little vind was noticeable in Blytheville it the time;' in fact, an unusual stillness was noted. Neither Mr..and Mrs. Abbott nor their small daughter were at their home when the twister hit. Mr. Abbott said they were eating supper with Mrs. Abbott's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mullins, in Yarbro at the time. He said they had Just started itlng when a Yarbro boy came to the Mullins 1 home to notify him. that his home had been damaged by the storm. Three Rooms Exposed Most heavily damaged by the twister and the most accessible, the Abbott home was visited by numerous sightsers following the storm. Mr. Abbott said he."must have entertained a couple of hundred visitors." With note.'; In'the root exposing the living room, the Abbott child's playroom and a bedroom, tarpaulins were thrown over furniture that was stacked In the center of each room to prevent rain damage. Mr. Abbott said he could not estimate, the damage until the wreckage had been cleaned up: The garage was demolished and a portion containing Mr. Abbott's workshop was turned upside down. The garage had been used chiefly for storage purposes and Its con- TWISTER tents were strewn about, the back yard. Included in the contents wei'c four new trucks tires, apparently undamaged, several cans of paint and Mr. Abbot's set of tools. Truck Turned Around A half-ton ptck'up truck owned by Mr. Abbott and parked In front of his home was turned almost completely around by the wind. It was not damaged, however. The wreckage of the garage was thrown against a chickenhouse, which was moved about 10 feet either by the wind or liic impact of the garage. None ol the hens appeared to have been Injured, however, Mr. Abbott said. In true "twister" style, the winds reversed the position of some obr Jects in the back yard. Besides moving (file garage across the yard, the twister picked up a wooden pump housing cover and dropped It near the garage foundation opposite the pump. Stick Penetrates Wall A "freak"-bit of.damage occurred when the winds picked up a foot- long piece of wood and rammed It completely through a piece of clapboard on the north side of the house just below the eaves. The force of the wind also shoved a heavy concrete foundation block about 18 Inches under the house. A small picket fence lining the driveway was flattened. The full force of the twister cut a relatively narrow swath—10 or 15 feet. It passed immediately north of the Abbott residence. Had it swept by another 10 feet to the south, the storm probably would have wrecked the Abbott home also. Screens Stay Put Some of the paint stored in the garage coated 1 much of the wreckage. Including one wall of the chicken-house. The back portion of the garage had been used as a wash room. When the twister hit the garage, it apparently "blew it out from under" three window screens that had been recently placed on the roof. The screens were found after the storm, laying on the ground almost directly below the spot on the garage roof where they had been stored. Hildred Bunch, planter who sides less than half a mile south from the Abbott home, and William H. Wyatt. a planter who lives or. HIE Number Nine road west of'Yar- bro. both snid they saw the twister as it lifted. Mr. Wya' snid It left ttic ground and moved upward just before reaching tt.i Number Him area. Thousands of Scots left the high- lauds and emigrated after the defeat of "Bonnie Prince Charlie" In 1745. Administration Moves to Hea'd, Of fERP Crisis KEY WEST. Fla,, April 3. W)_ The administration, spurred on bj President Truman's orders, undertook today to find a way to prevent a drastic "dollar gap" crisis when Marshall Plan aid to countries abroad halts in 1952. The key figure in this latest dip. lomatic - economic maneuver Is scholarly Gordon Gray, who Is leaving his post as Secretary ofjjhe Army to undertake the assignment as special assistant to the President. Gray will work at his new task until he leaves it in September to become president of the University of Norlh Carolina. He Is to be succeeded in the Army Department by Budget Director Frank Pace. Jr. Gray's problem, under presidential direction, Is to find some way in which foreign countries can obtain the necessary dollars or "hard currency" to pay for American exports. At present, under the foreign assistance program, this country is virtually making up the difference between what it exports — about $16,000.000,000 annually—and what it imports, about $, by providing around $5,000,000.000 In United States grants to democratic allies. . What worries ;the President is what will happen when the European Recovery Program comes to an end at the close of 1952. ; Easter Seal Sales Total Now $1,057 Easter Seal Sales in Mississippi County today totaled $1,057.38, according to John Mayes, chajgjjaan for" the Mississippi Coimty Clfptcr of the Arkansas Association" for Crippled. The campaign,•'which has a. goal of $3,000, is scheduled to clo'sa" o n Easter Sunday, and Mr.. Mayos said that contributions were coining in regularly. He added thab many families had not returned seals or made contributions, and it was hoped that a 11 responses would" be completed before Easter. As a part of the campaign, lilies will be sold on the street Saturday to .supplement other voluntary collections. WEEKLY SPECIAL Outstanding Rocker Value 'THE BIGGEST BARGAIN IN TOWN' THESE ROCKERS ARE ALL BRAND NEW-NO SECONDS CR DAMAGED ONES WADE'S HAVE JUST RECEIVED A CARLOAD OF THIS MERCHANDISE, ROCKERS OF ALL KINDS, SOFA BEDS AND LIVING ROOM SUITES .. VISIT OUR NEW WEST END STORE- NEXT DOOR TO THE MO THEATRE- NEW AND USED FURNITURE VALUES' PAY US A VISIT — •SOON WADE FURNITURE COMPANY 'TKADf WITH W ADI AND SAVl"

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