The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 20, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Blytheville Courier BlythevllU Daily MUsiwtppl Valtey Leader Blythevllle Herald DOMINANT NEW8PAMCB OF KORTHEA 8T ARKANSAS AND 8OTJTHEAST MISSOURI glgTHRVILLK, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1950 Blytheville and Osceola miL * of Cotton will climax Mississippi County's Cotton Week festivities. Harold Ohlenclorf, president of Mississippi County's Farm Bureau which is sponsoring Cotton Week, announced last night that Elizabeth McGee, the 19-year-old goodwill ambassador of the cotton industry, will appear in Blytheville and Osceola the at'terenoon of May 6. Maid Elizabclh is lo be on hand for Osceola'i Cotton Week parade. Later, she will appear in Blytheville as guest of honor at the colton fashion show which is being sponsored by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce. She will come here from Little Rock, where she Is scheduled for a three-day appearance and will leave Mississippi County to attend (he Memphis Cotton Carnival. Twelfth of a scries of Maids of Cotton, Miss McGee, a native of Spartanburg, s. C., will be on the last leg of a 40,000 mile tour of principal cities of the Uniled States and Europe. ^She returned to the United States from the European portion of her Journey April 8 Displayed Cottons in Europe While in Europe, she was received by British and French textile and fashion centers and showed her Maid of Cotton wardrobe in London Paris and Manchester. »The Maid of Cotton wardrobe now contains cotton garments fashioned by Parisian designers British designers also presented her with cotton -creations for the remainder of her American tour Selected annually since 1939, the Maid of Cot-' ^>n Is chosen on the basis of personality Intelligence, poise, ability to meet people and speak before groups, as well as on appearance .Miss McGee was selected in Memphis Jan 3 by judges headed by Virginia Pope, fashion edl- Miss Elizabeth McGetT tor of Ihe New York Times. Two days later she was flown to New York to begin preparation of her tour. She was tutored m modeling and speech by Candy Jones, wife of -Harry Conover. While in New York, she was featured on a number of national radio and television shows Her tour includes 30 American cities where she extends greetings from the cotton industry to public officials and will be featured on two cotton State Convention of Women's Ciubs Will Begin Here Today -The 63rd annual state conventon of tlw Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs will begin here today »t 5:30 p.m. with pre-conveiition committee meetings at the Hotel Nob] a. The convention proper will not begin until 9 a.m. tomorrow, when an estimated 200 or 300 women from all sections of Arkansas aYe expect- fA to' register for the convention. Registration and regular sessions will be held at v the , F»|t - / y-T'T*—n Oirl SooulB^of Troop Two oonduct the presentation of the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance prior to singing led by Mrs W D Cobb with Mrs John Caudill organist. »4ayor Doyl« Henderson will welcome the visitors at Ihe first session and Mr<i M P Matlieney president i of the Camden District Fl Dorado *lll give the response Sl«fc Officer., to Attend Itollo<Ung the greetings local committees, pages .and presentation of the guests ot Honor will con- :clurte .the initial .session. ,; Two University of Arkansas exchange students are also scheduled to review their stay in Arkansas for the Federation members. The two girls. Peggy Helm of Paris. France, «nd Ingcborg Von Groll or Berlin, Germany, will speak at one of the Friday sessions. Guests will include Mrs. T. T. Mardis, stale president Mrs. W. E. N. Phillips, first vice-president; Mrs. Loy D. England, second vice- president; Mrs. E. J. Jackson, recording secretary, and Mrs. E. B. Swindler, treasurer; Mrs v p. S. Matthews, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Earl Rhodes, parliamentarian. . District* presidents expected to AJtend include: Mrs. J. Clifford parson, Heber Springs: Camden District, Mrs. Mntheny; Forrest Citv District (host dlstrlcl). Mr I T. Hill or Imbsdcn; Mrs. S. E Apple of Fort Smith; Mrs J W. Elliott ol Hot Springs. Little' Rock District; Mrs. J. A. Garrelt of Monticcllo. Pine Bluff District. Slylc Show Planned Al the Friday luncheon, a cotton style show, featuring spri—; styles from six Blylheville stores, will be conducted at the t'.otet Noble. Mrs. Floyd Haralson, chariman of the. project, will serve as narrator. Models will include Miss Kathryn Westbrook and Miss Rose Sallba, Berry's L.ldle.s Toggery; Mls t Bm- nian Aycock and Mrs. Leonard Weather Arkansas Forecast: Fair and cool Ihis afternoon and tonight. Friday fair and wanner. /Jifissonri fore•P: Fair tonight and Friday, warmer Friday; low to- ni»ht 32-40;' high " Friday 65-72. Minimum this morning—40. Maximum yesterday—70. Sunset today— FAIR AND 5:36. WARMER Sunrise tomorrow—5:21. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 a.m. loday—none. Total since Jan. 1—24.31. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—55. Normal mean for April—61. This Bait Last Year Minimum this morning—<0. Maximum vcsterday—63. P-"c!piu.tion Jan. 1 to' thlss data erkins of Manila, the Ed'ythe Shoppe; Mrs. p. C. Neal and Mrs H. L. Halsell, Sr., Jledei's; Mrs George Lee and Miss Ronie Wilson New York store; Mrs. Bob Logan and Miss Vivian Taylor, J c • p en - ney Co.; ami Mrs. G. s. Atkinson and Mrs. Charles C. Langston, Miss Whitsitt's. Afttr the 2pm session to be a* the First Christian Church the group will be the guests of the Jun- Tomorrow's final session will feature an address by Mrs. Oscar A. Ahlgren. second vice-president of the General Federation and nationally known for work in civic affairs, and a fine arls program presented by Mrs. D. D. Terry and Mrs. J. W. Edrnigton of Osceola. An Informal reception is to lie giyen by the Junior Federation of Women s Club, which will be In convention session at the Woman's a-*J-a'.-B^heviUe>hUe the senior" - , ISKS e'SucateF'win" be conducted at 6 30 p m Friday i*uj«i,^»«^« • j.* ifwr^nis session Win feature reports of Jormer mect- Rail Unions Call Strike Against Four Big Lines The stride call last night by the* Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen ordered some 18,000 of Ihe union's claimed 110,000 members to leave their Jobs April 26. Union spokesmen asid the out would make idle some 50000 rail workers. The strike was called against all Wilson Man On Education Study Group Carl Bird, formerly superintendent of schools in Wilson, yesterday was named a member of a 15- mnvi commission appointed by Gov. Sid McMath to make a study of elementary and secondary education in Arkansas. The group will hold an organizational meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday. McMath's appointment of the commission yesterday followed recommendations of the State Board of Education and the Arkansas Education Association. Dr. Edgar L. Morphet of the University of California and Dr. R. L. Jones of the University of Florida serve as Icchnical consultants. A similar survey of the slate's college system is being made by another commission. The new commission also includes: Albert S. Alexander "of Pine Bluff; Clarence Byrns of Fort Smith; Morris Collier of Fayettcville; Herbert McAdams of Jonesboro; J. A O'Connor ot El Dorado; Mrs. F. A. Poe of Paragoilld. of the Santa Fe, Southern, Big FoUi and Ohio Central Lines, and parts of the systems of the Pennsylvania >J*U*. IT 1- ^,_ . . - . . ' Michigni New York Central and Centra! Railroads. The threatened strike followed be- nearly three years of dispute ^- tween the union and the carri«rs over union demands for a second man on multiple unit diesel locomotives. The union is free to strike at inj time, having complied with all provisions of the national railway la bor act. But the possibility of i postponement was hinted in H statement by union President David B. Robertson, who announced the strike call. He said: Slay Re I'oslponcrt "If they (the railroads) feel some progress is being made toward settlement, the strike may be postponed." However, a railroad spokesman, Daniel B. L-omis, chairman of the Associallon of Western Railways, said: "Despite the strike Ihreat. the railroads will stick lo Ihcir decision of refusing to grant the make- work demands of Ihe union. . . . Strike or no strike, no additional firemen will be employed on riicsel electric locomotives, which have no fires to -fend." In Washington, Chairman Francis A. O'Neill. Jr.. ol Ihe National (railway) Mediation Board, said he would discuss the situation today with the White House—meaning Presidential Assistant John R. Steelman. EIGHTEEN PAGES On Debate Hems For London Talk West to Concentrate On Tightening Aid To Resist Communism »y John M. Hlfjhfower WASHINGTON, April 20. (/!>)— Secretary of State Acheson and Foreign Ministers Bcvin of Britain and Sehuman of France have substantially agreed on Ihe great European and Asiatic issues they will discuss at the London diplomatic conferences next month. A series of note exchanges among Washington, London anrt Paris, diplomatic authorities disclosed, have almost completed arrangements for Ine talks. These indicate that the Ihrce Western foreign affairs chiefs will bo much more concerned with tightening cooperation among the Western nations than with chart- Ing new moves against Russia in the cold war. That the meetings will be held against a sinister background of Increasing East-West tension is assured, however, by such current developments us (1) the American- Soviet row over Ihc Baltic airplane shooting incident and (2) the crackdown of the Soviet salelllte countries like Czechoslovakia on Ihe operations of western diplomats and reporters. Shutout Suspected _Evidence is increasing that the Kremlin may be aiming to shut the West out of its territories almost completely, to close the Baltic and other border areas to foreign observation and to achieve a degree of isolation which the modern world has not heretofore known. Russian relations therefore will be one of the matters up for discussion at the London meeting* of the Western Big Three.' The most that is expected on this is an affirmation of the policy of slopping Communist expansion and meeting the Soviet menace with growing Western power. The ran-je of agreed subjects, according to diplomatic Informants, covers: Three-power policies for Germany including Berlin, and tightening ties among Western Germany and Its neighbor.'! In Europe; the political and economic coordination of Western Europe; defense preparations under the -Atlantic Pact with particular reference to ..production and cost problems;.the.situation, in the Middle ' East under the threat-of a new . economlc 7 poiltlcal crisis In. 'Iran; ./the strengthening of southeast Asia against the spread of Sec LONDON on I'a^c 6 Air Base Firm Sued for Use Of Trademark JONESBORO, Ark., April 20. (/P) —Tom Sawyer, boy of many experiences, has finally wound up in court. In a non-jury trial before Fcde- eral Judge Thomas C. Trimble. Elder Manufacturing Company of St Louis, manufacturer of boys wearing apparel, is suing Martin Trcnkle Co., inc., of Blytheville for alleged trademark violations. The St. Louis firm In Its complaint sets out that it has used the Tom Sawyer trademark and pictorial representation since 1016. The company said Ihe label is valued at "far In excess of $50.000." Martin Tretlkle Co.. manufacturers of paint and relate products has been using the same trade mark and an imitation of the pictorial representation since July 21, 1948 the complaint charges. Elder is asking that the court order the paint company to cease using the trademark, directly or indirectly. that the defendant pay the plaintiff all profits derived from Its " acts." as well as dam- unlawful . am- ages the plaintiff has sustained by reason of the preemiscs. Spring Camporee Activities to Start Tomorrow for South Missco Scouts Approximately 100 Boy Scouts from the seven troops in South Mississippi County are expected to attend the spring Camporee for the South Mississippi County District Scouts at Butler's Landing on the west side of the Levee. Dr. Joe Hughes of Osceola, district chairman for camping and activities and camporce chief, said that the camporee activities would begin at lo a.m. tomorrow, and would be dismissed at noon Saturday. Dr. Hughes also stated that the public, especially parents, were being invited to the campflre on Friday night. • • .-.•••. I Patrol and Troop awards for Ihc fu-H Out* plutt fa our* scout craft iind field events will be conducted. The Saturday morning activities will be spent In planning the district's participation in the Boy Scout Circus to be conducted at Forrest City on May 12. Camporee officials include: campfire chief, W. P. Ellis of Victoria; chief judge, District Chairman Hccr- bcrl Shlppcn; field events and camp director. District Commissioner Emmett Wilson of Osccola. A similar Camporee Is being planned for North Mississippi county April 28. It will be conducted at 'he Big Lake Game, Refuge nrar Manila, with Worth D. Holder of H camp/ire chief. FrczJer Bus Line Asks Permit for Run to Turrcll Application by the J. C. Frailer Bus Lines of Blytheville to operate dally between here and Turrcll ovci Highway Gl was taken under advisement yesterday by the Arkansas Public Service Commission In Ltllc Rock. The PSC concluded Its hearing on the permit application yesterday. Mr. Frazier was still In Little Hock today. Dixie Greyhound lines and Ihc Frisco Railroad are opposing the request. D..J- n _ C,, c tame' SS A? 1 i.narge$ Against **>* SINGLE COPIES FIVB CENTS Far East Expert Cited by Reds, Professor Says Association Came In Communist Cell Of Pacific Institute WASHINGTON, April 20. (/r>— Louis F. ISudcju testified today that Owen Lalttrnorc was it member of a "Communist cell" and »as party to a conspiracy to deliver China to the Communists. —Courier News Photo PRIZE CALVES—These three calves carried off the honors yesterday In Ihe Mississippi County Fnm Bureau's annual 4-H fat calf show and sale at Osccola. The grand champion was "Fido" (center) a 785 pound white faced Hereford bull raised and shown by Morris Lutes of Blylheville Route Two. At right Is Coy Henson of Dyess will, his 840 iwund second place winning black Angus and at left Is Steve Cockerham of Manila, with Ihe third place winner, a 030 pound Angus. The grand champion steer was sold to Fnber A. White 'of Osccola for the premium price of 71 cent, ft pound at the auction lollowing Ihc show. • Truman Signs Housing Bill Co-Op Provision Was Eliminated By Congress WASHINGTON, April 20. (AP) — President .Truman today signed^ the. nun II- billion dollar housing bill! .The mea'sure, which. he 'approved wlthoUt comment, provides Incentives for home building by families of^ low and moderate incomes but lacks the controversial co-operative plan which he proposed. Both the Senate and the House rejected the co-op -provision. It wbuld have set up a $2,000.000,000 program of home building through cooperatives and other non-profit groups. The measure provides for an expansion or almost 54,000,000,000 In the Federal Housing Program through loans nnd mortgage guarantees. War Built 1'rojccts It alco provides for turning over to state, county and local housing authorities nearly 150 war-built housing projects now under control of the public housing administration. There are about 43.000 units In the projects. Other major features: 1. A 42,500.000,000 Increase in the regular system of Federal Housing Administration insurance on home mortgages. 2. A 5250,000,000 Increase In the authority of the Federal National Mortgage Association to purchase mortgages, adding that amount to the existing authority which runs up to $2,600.000.000. Under this operation, the government purchases mortgages so private lenders will have more money on hand for loans on new housing. Five Year Extension .1. A five-year extension or (ho repair and modernization program of the FHA under which loans arc made to improve existing properties. payment extended over a period :is made under this privision, with 4. Extension of the repayment period on veterans' home loarw from 25 to 30 years. Blytheville Youths Calf Is 4-H Winner "Fido," a 785-pound while-faced Hereford, bull calf owned by Morris Lutes of Blytheville noute Two, carried oft top honors yesterday in the Mississippi County Farm Bureau's annual 4-H Club fat calf show nnd sale at OsceoLi, *____ N. O. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 May 3234 32S3 3228 322C July 3253 3281 32A3 3253 Otl 3128 3154 3115 3127 Dec 3111 3131 31C6 3105 Mar 3110 3141 3110 3123 Soybeans Open High Low Close 278-t 277 27214 275V, 273!« 271 26814 271',i ZOBT; 20051 206 207% The calf, raised by young Lilies as. a 4-H Clubt project," was picked from the 16 entries In ine^show is Ihe 'grand champion aiict. brought Its "owner the premhmi 'price of 71 cents a pound at a public auction* which followed the show. l The grand champion steer: was purchased by Faber A. White, Osceola business man : who , alsiil was the high, bidder for the chamjlon of the last Osccola show two : -'Vears ago. ' • . , . -J-, Dyess Entry Second/,;"* Second place, winner in thb'-fihow 1 was an 840-pound black Angus'calf consigned by Coy Henson "of- byess. It. was purchased by Harold, plilcn- dorf of Grider on a bid of-'SO'ccnts a pound. • i':>\~'' Third place honors went to* a 930- pound black Angus shown by sieve Cockcrhan of Manila and a 740- pound white faced hcreforri shown by Billy Lutes, a cousin of the owner of the grand champion, placed fourth. The third-place calf was purchased by J. c. Buchanan of Osccola on a bid of 41 cents a pound and tlie foiirlh place calf was bought b'y Ihe Kroger Grocery and Baking Company for 32 cents a pound. Brinjt High Prices The show and sale is sponsored annually by the Farm Bureau with all the entrants raised by 4-H Club youths of the county as club production projects. The calves are purchased by the farm youths shortly after weaning and arc then fattened for the show with the grand champion receiving the prc- . . . I.ouls Bridpnz claim* Owen 1,'iltlmorc was active In Cnmmimlsl cell of Inslilute of Pacific Rcla- llons. miurn bid from buyers at the auction held in conjunction with the show. All calves entered In the show, regardless of how they placed as pri/c winners, were sold during the auction at slightly above present market price. L. C. Eaber of Little Rock, manager of the Chain store Council of Arkansas, Judged the calves ami .Col. M. R. Meals of Memphis served as auctioneer during the sale. Alabama Holds Key to Escaped Blytheville Convict's Freedom LITTLE ROCK, April 20. UPi-An ! Recently he was arrested at Arkansas convict who escaped and Reading, Ohio, where he was worfc- rcnorledly turned model citizen In Jug for a construction om^n? „„ Ohio Is back In prison. | reportedly living the life of a model The State Parole Board may con- citizen. .'„" ro 'r sl " g "'I™ 11 ' Dil| y l!ess "owom Gladden, admlnislralivc n, pj?i £\ ° f , Bly , tncv " 110 ' BuL lnc as-lstnnl to Governor McMath of qiiestloYi Is: If Arkansas turns him! Arkansas explained that It was *£h' i ** irnprlsoncd ln "'<> P0»cy to return all escapes to Aianamm prison Rn<1 lh(m ^ [hc ^^ ^^ , Alabama? Arkansas Paroic omce records show that Alabama has a holdover warrant for Allen, accusing him of WASHINGTON, April 20. (AP)—Louis F. Butlen/, former Communist, testified today that Owen Lattimore was a member of a "Communist cell" in the Institute of-Pacific relations. Budeiix told a Senate foreign relations subcommittee that lie knows Lattimore, Far Eastern expert, was associated witli two men who were "Soviet agents." Budenz named these men as Fred- crick Vanderbllt Field, an official of the Institute, and Philip Jnffc, former editor of the magazine Amer- The witness, testifying' under oath In the Senate Investigation of charges by Scnntor McCarthy, said Ihe Institute of Pacific Relations wns not a Communist organization. Contained a Red OH He said, however, that It contained a Communist cell, which had been able at one time to gain control of the organization. Lattimore, a Johns Hopkins University professor, has denied that he ever has been a Communist or 'that he helped the. Communist cause in any: way. , ^Lnttlmorc was RS Budenx tes.tlfled. Wllh him we're Mrs. Latll- niore and: his lawyers,-Abe Fortas and Thurmond Arnold.* 1 'T'"- 1 ' They sat directly behind Budenz, so close they could have reached out and touched him. Evidence Assured Budenz told the committee that evidence cnn be obtained to substantiate his testimony. McCarthy (R-Wls) had said ha would be willing to "stand or fallen the Laltttnore case In his 'general conlcnllon that the State De- partrent has been. Infiltrated by Comimmlsls and their sympathizers. Lattimore Is not a department employee, but has been an occasional adviser lo It. He has a general reputation as one of this country's best Informed men on Far Eastern afralrs. LaUlmnrc Commended Budenz said that Lattimore was "commended" by Field and Earl J. Browder. former head of the Communist Party In this country, for having been responsible for placing ha number of "Communist writers" In the Institute of Pacific Affairs. See BUDENZ on P»re t Parking Meter Installation Begun On North Second Installation of a portion of ths additional parking meters authorized by the City Council April 11 was under way today In the 100 block of North Second Street. A lotal of 24 meters will be Installed on Second between Main and Walnut Streets—12 on each side. At Its April session, the City Council also voted to authorize installation ot meters on Broadway (Fourth Street) between Ash and the alley north of Main Street. Work on Installing the meters on Broadway Is expected to follow completion of the Second Street Installations. decide if they merit release. The parole board has received petitions from various Reading cit- - , „....„.,*,,£ ,,,,,, „. ,,^btL,,Mi A nuiii various Heading Cll- escaping from a prison in that state. Izens saying Allen was a good clt- nnen was convicted of burglary | Izen and requesting his release. and grand larceny In Mississippi County Circuit Court In Blytheville. On Nov. 5, 10-13, he was sentenced to four years. He walked away from Cummins Prison Farm Jan. II, 10'4. There has been no Indication when the board will consider the case, but apparently It will not be until after official word Is received from Alabama on what that state might do In the matter. Truman Discloses 'Campaign of Truth' Plans Hy Krnesl B. \'arrarn *nrpaHin<y fVi« lift ihat tt\t,- ,%„,.« tr^i.i c-i-n_ . . _. ... * Krnesl B. Vaccaro WASHINGTON, April 20. tin — President Truman disclosed plans loday for a "great campaign of truth" to convince the world the united Slates has "no purpose of going to war except In defense of freedom." He told the American Society of Newspaper Editors he has directed Secretary of state Acheson to develop a strengthened national Information program to overcome Soviet Russian "deceit, dlslortlon and lies." . He Invited the continued co-operation ot Amtricaa spreading the [act that this coun try Is "wholly dedicated to the cause of peace." Mr. Truman declared: "We must make ourselves known as we really are—not as Communist propaganda picture us. We must pool our efforts with those of the other free peoples In a sustained. Intensified program lo promote the cause of freedom against the propaganda of slavery. "We must make ourselves heard around the world in a great cam- pMcn of truth.™ The President's address, prepared » in th« Hotel Stallcr. stressed the vital role newspapers can play in this phase of (he cold war. "There Is too much nonsense about striped trousers In foreign affairs." he said. "Far more Influence Is exerted by ihc baggy pants of the mannglng- cdilor." Mr. Truman called "absurd" the line taken by Russian propaganda, saying: - . "Soviet propaganda constantly reviles the United Slates as a nation of 'war-mongers' and •Imperialists. You and I know how absurd "We know that the Uniled States Is wholly dedicated to the cause of peace. We have no purpose of going to war except In defense of freedom. "Our actions demonstrate that we mean exactly what we say. But when men throughout the world are making their choice between Communism and democracy, the Important thing Is not what we know about our purposes nnd our actions—Ihe Import thing Is what they know." In BM-ltn, In Czechoslovakia, In the Bnlkans and In the Far East the President charged, the Russians Sw TKUTH M ru« « New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 May 3267 3282 3202 3263 July 3284 3303 3230 338D Oct 3136 3157 3130 3133 Dec 3117 3133 3110 3113 Mar. 3125 3144 3121 3127 New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T 15S 3-D Amer Tobacco 69 7-S Anaconda Copper 30 1-4 Beth Steel 373-4 Chrysler 67 3-4 Coca Cola leo 1-2 Gen Electric 483-8 Gen Motors 811-8 Montgomery Ward 54 N Y Central 14 3-4 Int Harvester 26 1-2 Distillers 23 7-8 Republic Slcel 2!) 1-4 Radio 23 5-8 SocCmy' Vacuum 17 1-4 Studebaker 31 5-8 Standard of N J 713-' Texas Corp 653-8 U S SUel 325-8 Scars 44 3-4 Southern Pacific »*.,.,.•..... M 1-*

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