The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 24, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ~ir\fL DOMINANT* hmraoAnwa *w *jX»i*m— * „ _ _ • _ . L VOL. XLVI—NO. 27 BlythertU. Courier BlytiwvUto OkUjr NMM Mta.ta.ippt v.lley . Blytheville Herald DOMINANT NEW8PAPKB OT HORTREA8T ABKANKA* AND SOOTHZACT MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1950 TWELVE PAGES National Farm Bureau Head Jo Speak in Osceola May 2 Allan B. Kline's Talk to Be Feature Of County Cotton Week Observance One of the nation's most prominent agricultural figures, Allan B. Kline, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, will apeak in Mississippi County during Cotton Week. » Allan B. Kline C. F. Blakemore Rites Tomorrow Heart Attack Proves • Fatal to Co-Owner of {^Hardware Store Here Rites for •feiirroll Fairfax Blakemore. 60-year-old Blytheville hardware dealer who died at-12:30 p.m. yesterday after being stricken with a heart attack on his return from church, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. lomorrow at the Holt Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Harvey T. Kidd, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Mr. Blakemore died at his home at 1141 Hearn Street a few. minutes after stricken with the heart attack. He had been prominent in business circles Iri Blytheville for more than 30 years. On his arrival in Blytheville in 1019, he and a cousin, the late Lute Hubbard, organized Hubbard Hardware Company. Mr. Blakemore remained associated with the firm as co-owner and manager until his death. G. G. Hubbard of Blytheville iucceeded Lute Hubbard as company president. '; . Active in Church Mfr. Blakemore_was "•yflle.'Ky, lnTeb"l •ted in Hopkinsvllle * phis, Tenn schools He •ran of World War I, and had been • 'deacon In the First Presbyterian Church for a number of years. In 1928 he was married to Miss Rcnnie Long of Coungton, Tenn, who .survives him. Survivors other than his v,Ife ore a son Carroll F Blakcmore, Jr.; a daughter. Sarah Elizabeth Blakemore; a brother Neville H. Blakemore, all of Blythe- vllif, and an aunt, Mrs. J. Nick Thomas of Stuart, Fla. Active pallbearers will include G. G. 1 Hubbard, Jr., Charles Bittner, I.. ' a. Nash, J. W. Adams, Rosco Crafton and A. S. Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Aubrey Conway, W. C. Gates, I,. D. Chamblin, E. F. Fry, G. E. Keck. Ross Stevens, E. M. Woodard nf Deli. Roy Walton, R. I. Haley, and •Circuit Judge Zal B. Harrison. Burial will be In Eimwood Cemetery. Harold F. Ohlendorf, president of Mississippi County's Farm Bureau whicli Is sponsoring county-wide Cotton Week, said today that Mr. Kline will speak at Osceola's High School auditorium May 2 at »'p.m. Also on hand for the meeting will be Arkansas Farm Bureau President, J. C. Hardln. Mr. Ohlendorf said invitations have been extended to National Cotton Council President Harold Young and B. E. Short, Brinkley. Ark., who Is a vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. • Osceola, Mr. Ohlendorf pointed out, was chosen as site of Mr. Kline's address due to its location. "Farmers of surrounding counties have expressed interest In the meet- Ing." he said, "And It was decided that Osceola offered the most »c- cessable site." Hid Brannan Plan Speaking at the annual meeting of the National Cotton Council in Memphis this winter, Mr. Kline reiterated his stand as a fervent opponent of the Brannan Plan, which he termed "a pipe dream If I ever saw one." A graduate of Iowa State Collage he has repeatedly voiced his fears of a governmental death grip on the nation's agriculture. He has been one of the most active and outspoken of Farm Bureau leaders. ( He told leaders of the cotton Industry in his address at Memphis that "we hope to preserve a system of regulated free enterprise in which farmers and others enjoy a degree of government protection but In which efficiency and achievement not government guarantees pro vide the hope of the Individual." Mr. Kline .will come to Osceola following an address to students at Arkansas Tech In Russellville Mr Ohlendorf said. : No other events are planned for the Farm Bureau president while In. Mississippi County, appearance will mark the . His second person of national prominence who will be'on hand for county-wide Cotton Week. Earlier it was announced that 1850 Maid of Cotton Elizabeth Mc- Qee will appear in Blytheville and Osceola May fi. ej&ys^-y Telephone Workers Walk Out Installers Strike Jack Blytheville Man Named To U. S. Jaycee Board Jack Rawlings of Blytheville was elected a national director from Arkansas at the state convention of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce in El Dorado Saturday, when the Blytheville Jaycees won three first place and one second place awards for projects conducted during the past year. Another Mississippi Countian, Al- vln Tipton of the Manila Jaycee club, was selected vice president for Northeast Arkansas and state Jaycee organization agreed to support W. R. Nicholson of Osceola, retiring state president, as a candidate for national vice president at the national convention In Chicago this summer. For the fourth consecutive year, the Blytheville Jaycees won the coveted H. Grady Manning award that is presented each year to the club that stages the project which most publicizes the slate. Contest Wins Award As In the past three years, the trophy was won for the National Cotton Picking Contest held annually by the Blythevilie club. In addition, the Blythcville Jaycees won first place awards for projects In the fields of agriculture civic welfare and Christmas activities. The club also won a second place award for profit-making projects. Reeves Ritchie of Pine Bluff was elected 'stale president to succeed Mr Nicholson Mr. Ritchie will ap- point Charles state secretary to succeed Moore, president-elect of the Blytheville club who has held that post for the past year. Ed Bethell of Port Smith was elected as the other national director from Arkansas. Second to be Named Mr. Rawlines is the second national director to -be named from Blytheville. Otho StanReld served as a national director in 1946-47. As rwtinnnl director, Mr. Rawlings will represent Arkansas Jaycees at U. S. Junior Chamber of Commerce board meetings and will visit clubs throughout the state as a. liaison officer between the national and state and local organizations. Mr. Rawlings was general chairman of the 1949 National Cotton Picking Contest and was. a "Key Man" award winner for club activities last year. He is manager of General Contract Purchase Corporation, 106 South Fifth. A delegation of 17 Blytheville Jaycees attended the state convention. Fort Smith was selected the 1951 convention site. Late Bulletins- By the Associated Press WASHINGTON —The ' fovern- mcnt today asked a two-w<*k postponement of (he strike set for Wednesday on several major rall- ST. PF.TKRSr.imG. Fla.-Stale Rep. Charles ,j.. Schuli, Jr., leader of Gov. Fuller Warren forces in the l!)in Florida House of Rrpre- • M-nlatlves, was shot and killed in nls downtown office here this mornjnjc;. WASIIINGTON-The House («. na.v • volert a S27!).000,000 expansion of the veterans' hospital program. Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy. this af- scattered thimdershowcrs tnrnoon and to- nie'H and | n px- trcme cast portion early Tuesday. Cooler Tuesday and in west, and north portions tonight. Missouri forecast: HartljiKIW curly this aiter-C—^^. and tonight i t h thunder- RAIN showers cast portion tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and cooler with thundcrshowcrs extreme easl portion In forenoon: low tonight 50-55 southeast: high Tuesday 65-65, Minimum this morning—61. Maximum yesterday—84. Minimum Sunday morning—70. Maximum Saturday—84. Sunset today—5:39. Sunrise tomorrow—6:17. Precipitation 48 hours lo 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—24,31. Mean tcmpeiature (midway between high and low)—725. Normal mean for April— SI. This Date Ijint Year Minimum this .morning—62. wns Plan Part in. Fashion Show Five Mississippi County Communities have announced they will send representatives to BJythevlIIe'j climax the county-wide Cotton Week here May «. cotton fashion show which Out-of-town models bom la, Leachville, Manila, 'Del! and Joiner will join Blytheville models to appear In the all-cotton fashion show which will be highlighted by a personal appearance by 1960 Maid of Cotton Elizabeth McGee. Another feature of the show, which is to be staged in the American Legion's Auditorium, will be showing of the 1950 Maid of Cotton wardrobe. To Display Wardrob* The wardrobe also will be on display earlier in Cotton Week, May 1-6, which is under sponsorship of the Mk-sfcslppl County Farm Bureau, at Osceola's cotton fashion show. Selection of a representative to send to the Blytheville fashion show, which is being sponsored by the Junior-Chamber of Commerce here, will be one of the highlights of Leachville's colorlul Cotton Week schedule- Billy Steed, chairman of Colton Week activities in Leachville, loday announced that west Mississippi County town's Cotton Week pro- gram. One of the features of the Leachville program will be selection of » MLss Leachville who will automatically become a model In Blytheville '» fashion show. tO Enter to Date Thus far, Mr. steed said, approximately 20 girls have been entered In the Miss Leachville contest, which will be staged at the high school May 3 at 2:30 p.m. Previous to the contest So choose Miss Leachville, all contestants will appear In a cotton fashion show at the Melody Theatre. Henry Hoyt Is .chairman of the MLss Leachville contest and entrants will be accepted by him until May 1. Names of representatives from Manila, Osceola and Joiner are expected to be announced soon. ., Precipitation j an . M.97. ... . .'." th i s ,j au , Truman Drafts Reply To McCarthy Charges WASHINGTON, April 24. President Truman was reported today to be drafting a reply to Senator McCarthy's charges of Communism In the government— charges termed "mad and vicious" by Secretary of State Acheson. McCarthy, Wisconsin Republican. said Acheson's criticism of him "Indicates he goes : alonf, 100 per cent with the Trumas-Tydings- McMahon line that the real criminals arc those who try to expose and get rid of Communists and perverts In the State Department." New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT *T .................. i H U Anaconda Copper 29 1-2 Beth Steel ........ '...'.'.'.'. 36 3-4 Chrysler ................ ; f,r, 3-B Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors .. Montgomery Ward N Y Central Inl Harvester National Distillers Republic Steel .. Radio Socony Vacuum Studcoakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp U S Steel Southern Pacific Walkout by Telephone Equipment Installers To Have No effect Here Truman Scott, manager of the Southwestern Bell:. Telephone Company office here, said today that the nationwide walkout of Western Electric installers will have no effect on service In Blv- thcvllle. No effects will be felt here, he explained, because the striking workers are equipment installers and not telephone Installers. The installers on strike are those whn set up heavy switchboard equipment in telephone .offices. Southwestern Bell maintains local personnel to install telephones. Mr Scott said. . No Western Electric Installers have worked In Blythcville since a month ago, when they completed new switchboard installations, he said. However, a strike that may begin Wednesday could affect Blythe- viile. On Wednesday, the phone strike truce period ends and all except supervisory workers could strike then. This would affect primarily long distance service here because of the dial system. Train Kills Five In Tunnel Crash WELCH, W. Va., April 24. M')—An eastbound Norfolk and Western Railway train struck a work car in a tunnel at Kimball today and killed five members of the crew. Railroad officials here said a sixth workman was injured had been brought to • hospital here. 8INGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS On Minor Issue CompUt* Tie-Up Still Looms as End of Truce Period Hears NEW YORK, April 24. — (AP) — Telephone equipment workers walked off their johs across the nation today. The public will not be affected immediately unless >reakdowns' should require repairs. Headquarters of Division 6 of the CIO Communications .Vorkers of America ordered their 10,000 workers in 43 stales and the District of Co- timbia off the job at G a.m. (EST). As the lime zone moved west and ft'ord was spread to outlying areas, he strike took root. No picket lines were reported, however, so the 230,000 other Bell system employes went work, assuring continued tcle- )hone service. The strike was against the Western Electric Co., manufacturing and equipment subsidiary of the Bell system's parent cor[H>ratlon, tlie American Telephone and Telegraph Company. National Threat Threat of a complete national elephone tleup was postponed, hough not eliminated, when the union said it would not picket before President Truman's wage strike juce ends at midnight tomorrow. The union is striking over a matter 'it claims is not covered by the truce. The Western Electric Co. charged n a statement, however, that the walkouts were "illegal" under the existing contract. Although the root of the dispute is wages, the Immediate cause of the walkout was a minor grievance that llared Into a major issue over the weekend. A Bojjjry Pasture This grew out of a boggy pasture near South Bend, Ind., where six division workers were building a television tower, 'nicy refused .to walk through ,a Held they claimed was deep with : mud'and water. : And to support them, 104 local members struck. The company claimed the mud problem was something for a grievance committee to handle and not a proper strike Issue, and ordered the men back to work today on pain of dismissal for contract violation. However, tlie union division's national headquarters demanded the company reverse its back-to-work order or face a national strike today. Throughput the weekend, federal mediators put the South Bend mud light above the national wage crisis, but were unable to hammer out a settlement. Courier News Photo TROOP OAKRIKRS HERK—Two of 12 C-46's which landed at the Blythevlllo Air Base yesterday warm up prior to take-off on a dog-leg flight to the Memphis Army Air Base. Thirty of these big carriers are cx|«ctcd here April 3O for training purposes. Airport Here to Be Auxiliary Field For Air Force Training Program A familiar ghost returned to Blythcville for a short while yesterday as the twin-en- roar of U. S. Air Force planes again was heard over the 2,700 acre field which was a hive of activity for training Un-cle Sam's airmen. gined once Hrythevilje residents will hear * more of the roar, as (he 12 C-46 troop carriers which landed here at 3 p.m. yesterday composed the first flight of a three-month, training program which will put the Hlylheville Air Base In use as an auxiliary field. Thirty c-40's are expected here April 30 In coordination with the activating o[ six no\v Air Force Reserve wings within the next tft'o weeks. These Include Memphis, Scott Field,.III., Miami, Fla. Pittsburgh, pa., and Omaha, Neb. They are part of the 516th Troop Carrier Wing of the U. S. Air Force Reserve. . A tenuwrary control tower will be set up at the "Blytheville Air Base and crash trucks and maintenance personnel will be moved in from Memphis shortly. - On Training Flight The formation landing here yesterday was or the 348th Troop Carrier Squadron on a 'training flight after participating in the Memphis Aviation Day show. Cant. G. W. Anderson, Chicago and Southern Airlines pilot, Memphis, was in command of the 69- mnn group. The 2,700 acre field, built at t cost of $10,000,000, was declared surplus In 1041 an'. became th» Blytheville Municipal Airport In 10<8 after the war Assets Administration turned the base over to the city. A $40,000 administration building Is now under construction. Clinic Held Today At Polio Center Ur. John T. Gray of Jonesboro. orthojwdlst, Miss Ethclle Reeves orthopedic nurse with the Crippled Children* DivLslon of the Department of Public Health, and Mrs Annabel Fill, North Mississippi County Health nurse, were to assist Miss Mary Craig with the crippled children's clinic at the out-patlcnt polio center at (he Woman's Exhibit Building at Walker Park today. The clinic was set up on an appointment basis, and was to be the first in a series of clinics to be conducted every two weeks. About 200 children were examined and received trcatmen'. at a mass clinic about two weeks ago and the periodic clinics were scheduled for follow-up work. Today's clinic schedule began at 10 a.m. and was to extend through the entire day. 157 475-8 31 7-8 51 1-2 n 3-4 26 1-8 23 1-2 231-2 20 i-2 17 31 1-2 69 3-4 64 l-< 32 1-2 52 5-8 Hainan Lostto Reds YULIN. Hainan Island, April 2« Wj—All Hainan was the Chines* Communist.';' for the taking today- handed over by order of Chiang Kai-shek. The generalissimo's order for "toial evacuation" of the big Island gives the Reds nearly half the remnants of his once vast Nationalist China. The decision to give up the 13500 square mile stronghold off south China had not been announced officially here. My information cam* from a general, one of the top officers charged with H«lnan'.< defense. This general accused Chiang of "§»criftcin«" political ambitions. He said Chiang refused to send reinforcement because he feared the growing strength and popularity of two of Hainan's defenders—Gen. Hsueh Yuen, the military comman- der-ln-chlef, and Marshal Chen Chl-Ung, the governor. The island srill could be held If the Nationalists had "only one more »rmy" at their disposal, said this man whose name cannot be used for obvious reasons. Rve Nationalist armies totaling possibly 125.000 men will be deserted to the Reds unless a last-minute »'»y can be devised to evacuate then alw. Four Railroads Worry Over Called Strike WASHINGTON. April 24. W)— Pour major railroads worried today over what to do about freight and passengers that might get stranded in a rail strike scheduled for Wednedsay. On all or parts of these systems, the Firemen and Engine- men's Brotherhood has called > strike in a dispute over whether a third man should serve on multiple unit dicscl locomotives. The union says he's needed for salcty; the roads contend he would be useless. Already the Atchlson, Topcka and Santa Fc has embargoed shipments of livestock and perishable freight. The Southern Railway has announced that it will close down its entire 8,000-mile system by Wednesday if the strike threat continues, tts proposed embargo would apply against any freight or passengers that couldn't clear the Southern's lines by the strike deadline. There remained the possibility ° r » White House request that ttx Union postpon* 1U itrlki, Fire Destroys Atom Building Frame Unit Burns On A.EJC .Property; , Secrecy Invoked ——--'• BERKELEY, Calif., April 24. (ID— Fire, accompanied, by R series of minor explosions, destroyed the Atomic Energy Commission's administration building iiere last night. AEC~ officials declined to answer such questions (1) Whether any implacable scientific data wns lost. (2) What Iho buildings contained or <3) How great was the loss in the dollar values. Brillian flames shot high tram the iwo-story frame building, attracting thousands — Including scientists intent on saving notes of experiments. At least one scientist I was barred from entering because of the danger. Guards Halt Entrance Quickly posted security guards prevented anyone entering the AB C-CycIotron area, which Is enclosed by a high, electrified fence. The University of California's slant $9.000,000 cyclotron. In a contcrete building 100 yards away, was not damaged. • AEC officials gave out no news whatsoever. However, one commented "it was an intense lire with tremendous heat a..d many sparks and conceivably could have set off at catastrophic fire." FBI Joins Search One of the security guards said the AEC building housed a "maze of apparatus." A firemen reported he saw drafting tables, a laboratory and a big vault. The FBI Joined the AEC In an Immediate search for the cause ol the fire. Russians Are'Seen Increasing Drive to Meet U.S. Diplomacy MOSCOW, April 24. IIP) —Foreign observers here are convinced thi Russians will step up their diplomatic drive to counter U. S Secretary of'Stale Dean Achesoii'.'i recently declared policy of "total diplomacy." Veteran diplomats In Moscow,recall in recent times as much positive diplomatic activity »s that In which the Soviet Union is presently . engaged. They believe the end to this acrj tivlty Is not In sight and the Russians Intend to tackle every International Issue of interest to them In which they see the United States trying to take the offensive. Russians Move Out The observers point to the fact that In tlie past week or so; the U.S.S.R. have shown considerable diplomatic activity in numerous major International fields. They have protested strongly to the United States over the Baltic plane Incident. They have demanded payment of Italian war reparations. On tile free territory of Trieste they have charged the United States, Negro Held Here For Shooting Wife Sam Williams, 39, Negro, U being held in the county Jail today on ai open charge pending the outcome of the condition of his wife who he Is alleged to have shot Saturday night. City Officer Bert Ross said that Williams shot his wife, Magnolia, twice with a .32 caliber pistol at their home on South Elm Street Saturday night. The Negro woman Is In Blytheville Hospital suffering from gunshot wounds In her right side and back. Details of the shooting were not learned Immediately by officers but the shooting | 5 believed to have followed an argument. Ate>non,Toptfca and Santa Ft Railroad ailway Sptem io Sjjlem Ntw TorV Ctfitut (Including OMo Central, lig Four and Michigan Central) . HOW RAIL WALKOUT THREATENS COUNTRY-Map «howi tht almost co»rt-to-coast area •fleeted bj the «trikt ordered by the Brotherhood of Locomottva Firemen and Enginemen against •even major rallroadi. Brotherhood President D. B. Robertson said this Is only the beginning and every railroad in the rounlry could be struck The union demands that railroads arid an extra fireman on multiplt-uuit diewl *ngmes. Railroad «pokesmen sairl they wouJd .land firm . . _' "Vl-i-ll ftl against Brilairt and Fran'ce wlth^vfolaHnf the Italian peace tieaty, * They hnvc Issued a statement oh repatriation of Japanese ' prisoner! of war. A new Chinese-Soviet trad* agreement has been announced. They have declared themselves opposed to the U. N. plan to Inter-i nationalize Jerusalem.' Several diplomats here are convinced the Soviets believe they can match and do better than the U.S. State Department In any offensive labelled "total 'diplomacy." :. • Other Drives Made Soviet press and radio also have kept up a continual commentary on all the phases-of American foreign policy, aims and atomic energy, and Western European affairs. The Western sources here think by May I the Russians will hav« "activated 1 ' so many Issues—such as Japanese and German peace treaties— that the three Western foreign ministers may feel the need of a four-power session with Russia this summer. Three New Clues To Pr'tYdteer Found STOCKHOLM, Sweden! Aplil M. (fl'l— Three more possible clues to the fate of the missing D. S. Navy patrol plane— another raft, a radio call sign book and a lettered piece of wood— have been found floating in the Baltic. The radio book and the unpalntcd pieces of wood stamped with black lettering in Sunrtay on .nglish were found beach just off the southeast coast of Sweden. The raft was picked up by fishermen Saturday. Testimony Ends; Defense Asks Acquittal WASHINGTON, April 24. (/P)— The government finished presenting its perjury CMC against John Maragon today and the defense Immediately asked a "Judgment of acquittal" for the one-time frequenter of the Whlt> House. Maragon's 'iwjer, Irvin Goldstein, still was arguing that Federal Judge Jennings Bailey should order his client acquitted ,;hen court recessed for lunch. New York Cotton May . July . Oct. . Dec. . Mar. . Open High Low 1:30 3267 3270 3250 3263 3282 328S 3267 3280 3165 3182 3141 3142 316i 3124 3143 3167 3125 3173 3157 3162 N. O. Cotton May July Oct. Dec. Mar. Open High low t:30 . 3237 3237 3218 3223 . 3267 3272 3253 3263 . 3157 3178 3135 3171 .3138 3160 3117 3154 . 3140 3163 3125 3158 Soybeans Open High Low Close May 287-71 29451 28S 294V t July 281V. 290V 281 290V» Nov ...... 31354 230% J13!4

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