The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 24, 1949 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 24, 1949
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New Mexico Men Arrested Here On Theft Charges Burglaries in Three States Admitted by Trio in Confessions Three Artesia, fi. Mex., men were Kned over to Prairie County au- ^ritles by the sheriffs' office here u^lf .? followl »s their arrest here Wednesday and alleged confession to a series of 20 burglaries In three states during the past two weeks Sheriff William Berryman said to-' day. The three men were listed as John Eipes, 21, his brother Earl Ray gipes 24, and Tommy Lee Knott, 26. All gave their homes as Artesia. The three men were arrested here Wednesday night by City Policemen Herman Lane and Bert Ross on a driving while intoxicated charge and John Sipes was assessed a $25 line in Municipal Court Thursday on his plea of guilty to the drunk onvlng charge. Following the trial the three were then turned over to the sheriff's office for investigation According to Sheriff Berryman upon questioning the men confessed to a series of 20 burglaries in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas during the past two weeks. Six of the admitted burglaries were In Arkansas he said. Stolen Goods Recovered • At the time of their arrest officers found In the car in which the men were traveling, three .22 call- oer rifles, an automobile tire and a table model radio, which were reported taken from two service stations In DeValls Bluff and Brasfleld, Ark,, by burglars Sept. 8. The men admitted entering the service stations and also told officers that they committed burglaries aArkadeiphia, Hope, and two at rdy during their two-week spree through the state, sheriff Berryman said that the men also admitted burglaries In Texas and Oklahoma but did not remember in what (owns. The men told officers that they left their homes in Artesia Sept. 4 and arrived In Blytheville Sept. 9. They visited relatives of one of the trio at Armorel until Sept. 13, Sheriff Berryman said, and left for a return trip to Central Arkansas on the night of the 13th, returning fa . Armorel Sept. 20, Operate Out of Annorel During that tim«, sheriff Berryman said, the men 'committed their 'Sheriff Bprryman said that the iu • "eirorc, K>rd and the aut( men were turned over to his office workers are trying to agree on un lor'-investigation when city police '°n Pension demands. Hones con found the rifles and tires in their tlnue high for settlement. An Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader XE COURIER NEWS <fl NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS iwr\ C/-.T»TIIB..t»» ...„,.„. THE DOMMAtrr NEWSPAPER OF ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI car, a '1939 model Mercury. A car radio als, -:,?f;<"nd In the car, and it t<; ^ been stole:: Member-; sheriff's force along with Si 'e Policeman Be § SI t Forrest City Divieion of the Arkansas State Police, conducted the Investigation and Sheriff Berryman - -used the work of Officer Kent Lt. Morris, who he said, did of the work in the investigation. The men were taken to the Prairie County jail in Des Ar c yesterday by Lieutenant Morris and Prairie County Deputy Sheriff i E Claussen of De Vails Bluff after Frank Bokker of Brasfield and Tom House of De Vails Bluff, operators of the service stations that were entered, came to Blytheville and fdentifid the articles found in the trio's car as those taken from their places of business. Deadline Sunday For Cotton Bag Clothing Contest Potential entrants in the Clothing from Cotton Bags Contest were rauinded today by Harry Levitch, latest chairman,. that tomorrow is the deadline for submitting entries. Entries must be In the mails not later than tomorrow to be eligible for consideration, he said The Clothing front Cotton Bags Contest is being held in conjunction with the National Cotton Picking Contest Oct. 6-7, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. A total of $250 in cash awards will be presented winners in this contest. Winning entries will be modeled by Blytheville girls during the Cotton Bags Fashion Revue on the afternoon of Oct. 7. Temperatures Dip Again, This Time to 45 Degrees The weatherman said yesterday it would be cooler In Blythevllle and vicinity, and cooler It was. After dropping to a low of SI Thursday night, the mercury served notice that fall weather was here to stay by dipping to 45 octrees last night. That temperature made last night the chilliest aince April 17 when an official reading of 42 degree* was recorded. Yesterday's maximum was 79. Labor Disputes Seem Stalemated . Ford Motor Company And Auto Workers Still in Conference By The Associated Frew ' The coal strike today entered its sixth day without signs of an early settlement. Meanwhile talks to end the nation's steel dispute were in recess. • In Detroit, Ford Motor Company contract talks with the CIO United Auto Workers dragged into the second and probably last weekend. The steel contract talks are to resume Monday. The nation's leading steel companies and the CIO United Steelworkers will have five days left in the six day steel truce. The new strike deadline—third since July—Is midnight Oct. 1. U. S. steel Corporation, which usually sets the pattern for the industry, held a two hour conference with union spokesmen Friday. The basis for the renewed talks, first since July e. are recommendations of President Truman's fact-finding board. The board ruled against a pay raise but recommended that the companies pay 10 cents hourly for pensions and Insurance. The recommendations are not binding and the employers have said employes should pay some of the pension- insurance costs. «8«,000 Miners Idle r£ h %i C ? a ! 5trike by * 80 ' 000 Unlte <J line Workers has resulted In layoffs of 30.000 workers on coal hauling railroads. The miners walkout is.a protest against suspension of pension and welfare fund benefits The miners work contract expired The coal strike may be a lonir one John L. Lewis, UMW chief isnt scheduled to resume ne«b-' tiations with mine owners until Thursday • - f^ ,v_- -,,'V -.:- .^.-^-- T; ^ and the auto formost • mos Industry u well as head _BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 24, 1949 TEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS <.u<5 t,aa, — • j uMAuau y 99 W6U AS head »_ to have off a threatened strike of . ns.0001 c "^P" 811 '? CHAMPIONS AIA-Nearly tnree tons of meat on the hoof 1, shown here-and all' of it championship stock. These six animals won' grand —Courier News Thot» Ford- workers. 0 ._^ ^. i.u,L,.iiuaii .DCII — '1-i-i.nv^iJ Workers asked ILK m*m Kent and I,t, Wig Morris of the bership to get rid of the rlThtTta* Forrest citv nivfci™ ^ n,_ .,,™ f actlori m ^eir loiib ThelefuS? led union termed the right wingers disrupters and traitors." *" NewTrY ork. the CIO National Martime Union voted to bar Com- mums s, Fascists and Nazis from becoming union officers Change in Bridge Plans Suggested by Attorney Oscar Fendler. Blythevllle attorney, has written the State Highway Dcpart mem , urging consideration of Jeweler Charged With Murder in Plane Explosion , Sept. 24. (aj_J. Albert , . '. ? uebec Jeweler, was raigned today on a murder bom!) ta .' om) «P°n aboard an airliner which sent his aboard the WaS arrest «l yesterday *" ° Verdose of sl«Plng MM »K n<x ?«*"*- Poll« said she fold them she put the package tahTe? - n0t taowta 8 wha ' ^ coi- The Jeweler was charce f referred to by the court clerk by in their respective classes in the Livestock Divl- sion at the Northeast Arkansas District Fair in Blytheville this week These winners and their exhibitors are: top left-champion Hereford . ended a ""-week "Sffery woman" who »w « ellcRt «ly-handled package (o the Canadian Pacific Air en txtenston of Supports Ask "Stalling » 100-foot east levee bridge bei l , Btg Lake on Highway 18. Mr. Fendler said: "It is at wmporary nature the possible construction « » n m . floodwey ditc by the United States Government inside this .rS^UhS the nest two or three years " N. O. Cotton Loir Close ROCE, sept. M. <AP> _ The Gore farm bill to extend price supports another year bearTthe^p! proval of Arkansas committeemln administration. and marketing . The eommltteemen ended a two- day conference here yesterday by adopting a resolution urging Congress to pass the bin and declaring It "will give us another year In which to work out a real, long- range farm, program." Tractor Driving Champion It Poimrtf 4-H Member Pmi Ltwrax*. of the Palnsett County 4-H Club became tractor- driTlnc champion when he won first pl«c« to thai event Thursday at Northe»«t Arkusu District Fair. A beadtta* in yesterday's Courier iJTOSEWMly stated that Bur- 4-S member Melvin Crosskno w« tto* tractor drirmg title. H« —"— to the event. Bott A-Bomb Secrets May Be Shared Russian Experiment Helps Congressmen To Drop Opposition WASHINGTON, Sept. 24. (AP) — The Russian atomic explosion announced by President Truman appears to have wiped out congressional opposition to sharing with Britain and Canada the full know- how of the A-bomb. Alarmed lawmakers called for a tighter linking O f defense tasks among North Atlantic treaty nations, with concentration of atomic weapon making (n this country. In addition, there were: J. Renewed demands for United Nations el forts to control atomic bomb development. 2. Fresh proposals lor President Truman to meet with Premier Stalin to try lor a solution that would end the cold war. 3. Conilicting views on whether Russia's ability to produce an atomic blast outmodes the strategy ol rearming Western Europe's ground forces. Senator Lucas of Illinois, the Democratic leader, took the lead in urging cooperation within Britain and Canada in atomic developments. That program now is tinder discussion here by representatives of the three governments. Involved is a division of production from the world's chief source of uranium- needed in making bombs—as well as a proposed wider exchange of information between the three countries. Lucas said the question of sharing secrets with the British and Canadians "now is merely academic," adding: "We are going to cooperate with them." Senator Russell (D-Ga), a member of the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee, agreed. But he added: "We ought to concentrate bomb making in this country, where It Is farthest from Russia, and not dissipate our efforts." bull. P ,atcreek Hanch, Dcnton, Ark, top rlgh^.LZ^gus Shor 1 ho^Tm f "*" *""' B ° W " ng GrCe "' **' CC " to *ftl«ha»Z Shorthorn female, Ray Peebles and Son. Smitlwille, Ark- center rlirht- champion Shorthorn bull, „. P. s,oa n and ^ pDrahon ' ^er eft grand champion Jersey female, Le. Wilson'and Co.. Wlison; lower rigl ^ grand champion Jersey 1,1,11, Lee Wilson and Co. >• , ~—^— ___^ U. S. Holds Vast Lead RepublicansWoo In Developing A-Bomb Midwes! Votes lead 24 - OT—The United States still ver Russia in the field of atomic weapons and i n i never lose it, top American officials said today ;7rr"i^. u j:. wiih -r « M •»• -•<* ««^ .«*,«, While ; it was calmly worded,'the*. President's statement Itself explod^ cd throughout the Western world with terrilic Impact. It brought urgent—and hopeful- new demands from lawmakers «jent|sts, diplomats and others for international atom controls—a demand which merely echoed Mr. Truman's own words. It caused a general withering of congressional opposition to sharing American atomic secrets with Brit- am and Canada. And it raised questions enough guesslng for Soybeans CHICAGO, Sept. 24-WV-Soybean quotations: High Low Nov Dec Mar Ma 7 Close 226% 224',4 225-224 227 2tg 225 ?• 225U 22514 223 14 223* to keep months. How did the news reach this country? one official who knew sold "hundreds or persons" and numerous agencies were Involved nf"? ^,, S3fd ll was a "miracle" of Intelligence." But whether it involved spies ground equipment, or airborne radiation-detecting instruments—o r -ll three—no one would say for Experts Positive Was It dclinitely an atomic bomb ' J," S t z! i. acclderlt -al explosion? L bomb, absolutely, experts said— nd, apparently, the Soviets' first ucccsstul one. The President said the explosion occurred 'In recent weeks" Scientists in Sweden reported 'taking up an earth tremor Sept 1* which they said might have wen an A-bomb blast in Siberia But the New York Dally News said nffiM ? 0 "l 6 dlspatch tha ' Western officials have known about the wee^" bomb for at least nine An American official hinted that Mr. Truman kenw about it for several days, at least. Also from Rome, pielro NennI pro-Communist leader of the Italian Socialist Party, said the bomb was touched off in Eastern Siberia Nennl was just back from a trip" to Moscow. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishlnsky addressed the United Nations assembly in New York following Mr. Truman's announcement and never once mentioned the bomb. «e CftlUd for peace among the Big Five powers^a proposal West- See ATOXIC n r»«e t Methodists Agree To Move Building And Memberships The Lone Oak Methodist Church Thursday voted to dissolve and move the church building to a location at Howard and Marguerite Streets in the West End of Blytheville, the Rev. W. B. Yount, pastor announced today. The Rev. Mr. Yount, who will be pastor at the new church, said Hint the Lone Oak members would become charter members of the new church, which will probably be known as the "Saint Luke Methodist Church." The IZcv. B. B. Williams, district superintendent of the Joncsboro District of tho Methodist Church, was In Blytheville and conducted the meeting when the church membership voted to be moved. The ncv, site was purchased several weeks ago. Another special guest of the meeting was the Rev. Glenn Sanford of Conwny, who Is Town and Country supervisor for the Methodist Church. Immediate plaris call for the church to be moved to the new location within, the ne .t three months, and an imnrovement plan started. Including building of an Weather .Irkansaj foreea.4: Fair tonight and Sunday. Warmer Sunday. Missouri forecast: Generally fair tonight ond Sunday; warmer Sunday and In northwest portion tonight; low tonight 40 southeast. Minimum this morning—45. Maximum yesterday—79. Sunset today—6:55. Sunrise tomorrow—5:50. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 njn. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—41.12. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—(W. Normal mean lor Sept.—7W. Leaders Propose To Make Political Issue of Subsidies SlOax CITY, Ta. r Sept. 24. (/],_ National Republican lenders expressed confidence today that direct government subsidies offer them in Issue with which to win the Mid- West, farm vote from the Demo- craw. This confidence was voiced by senator Mundt or South Dakota bTtlS^c,™ and Rep. Hope of Kansas farm conference. The meeting ends today. Tl - conference was called to get nn Idea or what kind ot farm program the Republican.'! should sponsor It they wished to sltite a Midwestern victory march In next year's congressional elections. Almost without exception, farmers who appeared before & committee oi congressmen and rcprcsenta- tires of the party's nsdonal com- »-.^.^ u uuuci me veterans progrn niitlce said they were against what nt the Blytheville High School w HlPV UaMmibt.i .1*. :\ t U^™l_ ... . _ " . . a "checks" as substitutes for a fai market price., Several referred specifically the Brannan plnn which Preside That plan proposes brond use of subsidies to achieve n duel goal of cheaper food for consumers and a high level of Income for farmer.?. The gap between low-priced farm products find high farm Income would be bridged by government payments to iroducers. Severn! farmer spokesmen advocated a self-financing program under which they themselves woul foot the bli: for selling surp abroad and to lo»-ln«imc groups at home at cut-rate prices. On the other hand, there was less agreement on government price support levels. Some Insisted upon supports nt 100 per cent of parity for domestically - consumed farm products, and 60 to 90 as provided in the long-range Aiken law due to go Into-effe t next year unless eonRIass-says differently. Parity Is a legal standard for Reydef Cotton Picker Wins Arkansas Title; To Enter National Event Edward A. Ballard will enter the ational Cotton picking Contes here Oct. 7 as the champion picker of Arkansas. Ballard, of Reydel, Ark., won the title Friday at Pine Bluff in the first annual Arkansas Cotton pick- Ing Contest, sponsored by the Pine Bluff Junior Chamber of commerce. Approximately 2,000 people attended the event which was held south or pine Bluff. Bnllnrd won »200 in prlxe money Caudill to Head Chest Campaign Drive Will Begin On October 18th; Budgets Awaited John Caudill will Blythevllle Community Chest Drive for 19. r >o funds for almost 30 agen- Schoolchildren, Race Fans Boost Fair Attendance Estimated 15,000 Pass Through Gates In a Single Day Return of harness races after a seven-year absence and Iree admission to all school- age children combined yesterday to attract a record-breaking Friday crowd of an estimated 15,000 visitors to the iSortheast Arkansas District Fair at Walker Park fairgrounds. This figure topped attendance totals for Friday of last . „ yc " r by »«arly 5,000 and came head the within about 600 paid admissions of reaching ] as t year's "i J--I.1U minis lor almost 20 agen- . • •.•iv.nmg last ye; :ies. it wns announced today by l )ea k Saturday attendance. -jOUls O. Nn.sli r*lifi It-mow «* 4v«~ n*i<.i _ j__, . . Louis Ci. Nash, chairman of the Community Chest Blytheville Hoard. Mr Cnudtll, who has been active In civic work around Mllllgan Ridge where his business activity has been centered up until this yenr, already I* selecting i>ersonnel tor the campaign solicitation, and tentative plans will be announced wltliln the next few dnys. The Community Chest campaign mst year was headed by I,. E Old Jr.. slid more than $21,000 rcachec ill the solicitations. The goal has not been set this yenr. but r will be announced after all budgets or agencies financed by the Red Feather Drive have been submitted and examined. The drive will open officially October 18. Last • jr.r a large donations campaign was conducted Independently of the drive to stnrt the chest fund off with substantial collections It lins not. been indicated It the same system will be, used this year MoPac Strike Statement ^ Brings ST. ,BOUIS, Sept. 24^</P)_The trustee of the Missouri Pacific rail road said today the 5,000 opera- Mug employes on strike against the carrier want to go back Uj work The statcmement was promptly denied by a union spokesman. Trustee any A. Thompson conferred yesterday with 11 division supcrlntcncllnls and eight other Missouri Pacific officials who came here to report on the situation "The men on strike and our oilier employes made Idle by it don't understand why this dispute can't be- settled by arbitration, as I suggested," Thompson said after the conference. "The strikers don't understand the refusal of their leader to arbitrate. They want to go back to work." Roy E. Davidson, spokesman fo, the four striking brotherhoods, said "What Thompson says about the employes la absolutely false" h added: "We are continuing to recelv telegrams, letters and telephone calls from the men telling us to stay with it. Their morale is high and they me riot a bit fearful of the outcome. "They don't want to arbitrate. That we knovi, from the chairmen who report to us on meetings held . Thompson also said heads of In• ,• — ~- ix.*,^inj rlll<;l * ."w,,i|/.HJil niMJ 3U1U nunuS Ol in- listening (o a paraih of farmer dustrles Traced to stop or curtail speakers before the OOP's two-day production because of the strike farm contemn™ Ti, n „,„„!<„„ „„,... have endorsed his stand on arbltra tlon. Adult Education Classes to Meet Monday at 7 p.m. IX r^ S££M SS of-Z £&& miiuE saiu tncy were against what »t the Blytheville High School will ThP fj .,. , they variously described -s govern- begin Monday nt 7 pm c W m?2L r., ' CWe at 6 p ' m ' ta ~ ment "handouts." "doles." and Slsler, director, announced toda'v. £?™ W .' . C1 . e . ar . w ™« h « h ^ °«n _ * "«!»''«*"*tiiuv«fc ui PT Kiii-naii • Schools, Don stfc-rns, veterans cc«- Sir's run ^ lact representative, newly-appolnt- -nt Jd training coordinator will conduct i__ tflG OlVnTntF noefn-iKlu nn*i n.*. *• — „..,,,*,, | Jlal | vmit'll 1 rC<Sl(lCllt — -- —- ft \.\s\si -jmaivfi will UvIlUirct Truman has Indicated ho will make opening assembly, and the fac- an Issue in the 1950 campaigns f' ty ancl class assignment made at Thnt nlar* nrnnnenr. K_^^ ,1 _ f III lit tf HIP that time. The Negro student assembly w be at Harrison School at 7 p.m. th .. following night, and will be con. of the Negru high school. , . ser sa lliat though registration would not measuring market pilcaa. It ic. Is deemed lo be equally fair to producers and consumers. .' Others Trere. willing to go along with thj'Alkea act' .',',.., . -- ng, u that eligibility was authorized by the Veterans Administration. Oct., Dec, , Mch. May , Jly. . Oct. . High Low Last ; »SO 2916 J9T7 .2963 2963 2»!0 . 3901 2957 2957 . 2954 2950 2960-M . 2S98 289« 3»9« , 2715 tin 271JB Paid admissions yesterday totaled 3.599-UM over last year-but fair officials explained that actual at- tenrtance has been proven to eitbrt at a four-to-one ratio to the number of tlckete sold. This ratio hi. been set to compensate lor the number of exhibitors and conces- ±ln^,P'" s f' h r d( * out. the un- onK eU* on Kids Day," the customary free admission to children under 12 arid occasional gate-crashers. . exceeded , each last year's thlls dally «r has tot,!, "M the final fig, lre te ex ^° d ' run considerably higher than fh. 48,000 who visited the IMS; hlr. An uncounted number ol school age children flocked to Hif iSr~ grounds yesterday to takHd^! tnge of "Kids Day" School, wri» dismissed early and .the carnival midway opened at noon. BITUViu Racine Slow I94J Pacers and two for trotters were » w« afternoon. Laat race, 'Ru-swllvof Marloh, he first heatW Sam Tommy McElwyn, owned by H B. Simmons of El Dorado, 111 and " "in ? tort across the line in the -frst heat, trotting: Sam Tan, J - B. Homes, Marlon, in un second; Da v | d Ri cna ,j ^.Jr Woolard, H Dorado, ill up %££%. S^M'-'^'kX Second heat, trotting: S |«nal lare, second; David Richard third- Wesley o. Fourth. ' (Baby Pcler, owned by . Johnle ouhy up, third; Lusty' BU£ ^ „ ,' S ' mmons "P. fourth. Second heat, pacing _ Tom Coli A ReC ° nd; Tomra y McElwyn, ird; Lusty Bliss, fourth. (Chief Pndiike, owned by o J lie as speed superin- f ^ = ,.i he raccs ' J «dges were £: °; s '""' h . Arch IJndsey and ~...n..e Abbott, all of Blythevllle announced the races. Ju ' evllie - t. ^T 1 , E ' BIa y' Dck . secretary of the Mfelsslppi county Fair Association, said this morning that Sundays races will feature a field of seven horses In each heat. Betireen heats yesterday and today, acts from the nightly stage snow were presented Adult education classes to ta .nST'^how^wni 0 ^' ""; ""** fcrcd under the v^nr.,™ „„,„,,~ :„?? J n ,? w wlll _bc presented in W.B. Nicholson, su^rtendent of S'SSiX th""" R ~ k WMth - JhooLs, Don Sterns, veterans cr«- 5I.^. u ™ a " for the "malnder of the at Cotton Field Accidents Fatal for Two Children - » *'••.**". wiiu wau ue con- UVJMIj^ojxjttt^. Sept 24 (AP) ducted by George Hollls. principal Separate cotton field "accidents 31 lYtt> Mrnrri. hli.Vi ^«U nn t r.1,,l__J it .. _• . _ *^ x ""-"-"i'» JONESBORO. Sept. 24. (AP) — s claimed the lives of two Northeast ',!, »>•"">"• vmi.nEu me lives M two Northeast .1^ Si ^ s teen '""i"way Arkansas children within an hour s nee Thursday, and Mr. Slsler said Friday afternoon . Betty Sue Noblln. eight-year-old - e »» i^ El .o>,i,>'.iwii numu iiuu nubty OUC ixOOlin eltrnt-vpar nlrt ^Kn^-C'nSr aV^HFS Mer^ed that the ^^^,^£« SWSSUS^* . Ronnie Moody, 22-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon iMoody of und^^r* ***- ~ r n^Y^ir^ piu&iam. afternoon In * .irt,^-K^.-«. »,~ .-n New York Cotton , , ray afternoon In a Joncsboro hospital. le was nin over by a truck partly oaded with cotton five miles west of Jotiesboro. His sister, Connie Sue tfoody, 4, was seriously Injured in the accident , which occurred at 2 o'clock Friijf.y afternoon. From twtlre moo to twerte mM» night a clock's minrrte b*i the hour hand ten tlmn

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