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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS DOMINANT NEWSPAPn OT NOA7MU «T AMANUUI AND •OOnOKAVr MUMOCM YOL. XLVI—NO. 85 Blythevllle Courier BlyUuvlll* Dally New* Mlutuippl Blythevlll« Htrald RLYTHEVIM.E, ARKANSAS, MONDAY. MAY 1, 1»50 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEHTt Missco's Cotton Wee/c Activity Launched Today The world's largest colton producing county today began a week-long; series of •vents to better inform its citizens of the myriad uses of their foremost product. -"*' However, county - wide Cotton eelc, sponsored by the Mississippi ounty Farm Bureau, will bee'" n i festive note In Osceola U>- ght when Godfrey L. White,-pro- Inent planter, and Miss Peggy ane Driver are crowned king and ueen of Osceola's Cotton Week activities. Osceola's Cotton coronation Ball, hieh, like other Cotton Week vents there, Is under 'sponsorship f the Osceola chamber of Coin- tree, will begin »l » o'clock. Th« dance will be staged In the ommumly House and music will be by Jack Staulcup's orchestra. Two personalities of national romlnence will make appearances Peace Kept in Berlin Demonstrations the 'county before the final vents on May 6. Kline To Speak Allan B. Kline, American Farm Bui-eau Federation president, will peak tomorrow night at 8 o'clock n the Osceola High School audi- orium. Also on hand In Osceola tomorrow night will be Joe Hardln if Grady, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, and Harold Young of Little Rock, National Cotton iouncil president. On May 6, Miss Elizabeth McGee, 1950 Maid of Cotton, will ap- »ar in Wilson and Os^eola, prior <o coming of Blytheville for a per-r sonal appearance at Blythevile's cotton fashion show in the American Legion Auditorium. Taks on Cotton Planned "Re-Discovering Cotton," a talk on the merits of cotton products, will be delivered by National Cotton Council representatives throughout the county during the week. These talks will *>e made In practical ly every school in the county and will nlso be presented to various civic chibs. Other activities which will make Cotton Week the county's largest concerted promotional effort Include Blythevilte's Cotton Week dance at the Armory- tomorrow night, (ealwing Boh Strong and his orchestra; guided tours in Blytheville and Osceola; and street dances in Osceola and Joiner. pen, "D «r A b • • Taaesspitgtl" OfM . /T Ne« Zeifung" BERLIN MAY DAV—Expected riots failed to materialize In the East-West spot of Berlin today despite tlie Tact that nearly » million Berllncr.s massed near the trouble spots of the cold war nerve center. MonstRr demonstrations were held in both the East Berlin Soviet and Western Allied sectors, but armed police, with minor sxceptions, kept the mobs relegated to the comparative quiet 01 the thunder o( marching feet— reminiscent of the Gestapo days of Adolph Hitler. , Communist demonstrations were held from Lustgarten and along Untcr den Linden to thie Bradenburg Gate at the Soviet sector border. Police Prevent Major Violence By Two Million May Day Festlvitiet Ar« Free of Riots Despite Big Show. BERLTN, May 1. (AP)'— More than H million Berliners massed near the East-West bordcrn in this nerve center of the cold war today in rival May Dny demonstrations, but calm police notion on both sides prevented major violence. In this shattered city where .east meets west across piles of rubble, swirling crowds estimated to number at least 500,000 on each side staged the biggest May Day demon- Antl-Coinmutilsts staged * giant rally In the TIcrBnrton, only half mile away from the Brandenburg Gate (upper rleht, newsmap).'The atration ill Berlin's history. Communist Free German Youth organisation luul threatened an In- valloii of Ihe Western seclori to "capture Berlin," but after a mined stand by the Western Allies, called it of(. Courier Ne 1 HOSE PRINCESS—Miss Freddie fingers of Little Rock, » candidate lor Row Festival queen, piesents Mayor Dojle Henderson with » necktie prior to » luncheon held In her honor -at the. Hotel Noble Saturday Miss Rogers visited Blytheville on a'goodwill tour o[ 11 Northeast Ark«ns*» towns. She was given a police escort into the city and welcomed by^th« Blytheville High School .Band, which preceded the procession doin Main Street. Her- visit here was sponsored by the Onrden Club .division of the Blytheville Woman's .Club and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Miss Rogersjs one of seven princesses from which the queen •will bt chosen May 4.' She wai' accompanied by Ralph H. Sanders, vice chairman of the tour, and -Mr:}. Sanders, chaperone. Marine M-Sgt. John NorrlA of Little Rock was her escort. The Rose Festival will he held in little Rock May 4-8. , Phone Strike Averted; Chrysler Still Stalled By the Associated Press The Immediately threatened nationwide tleup of telephone service was averted early today by agreement of the striking maintenance Riid installation men to resume Negotiations. Tlie action ended at least tempor-fr — nrily the week-long strike of 10,000 members of Division 6 or the CIO Jitinm mil nications Workers of Amer only four hours before they were scheduled to set up picket lines at telephone exchanges in 43 states. It was the picket line rather than the strike itself th.it was expected lo hobble service. It wa> believed that most of the 230.000 other union telephone workers would refuse to cross picket lines to their Jobs. '"hryslrr Nepoli.i[ions There were indications that the end or the 97-day-otd strike of Weather Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness with scattered thunder- showcrs Iliis aJ- tcrnonn. tonight nnd Tuesday Warmer Tuesday Missouri forecast: Fair, mostly cloudy with occa- .^ttjml showers tn ^P^ieme south portion this afternoon ami tonight: increasing i " H thickening clondi- 89.000 United Auto Workers against Chrysler Corp. was in the making at Detroit. And in New York. 12,000 service employes called off their four-day strike at 1,000 buildings. More tl.an 200,000 apartment house dwellers had been deprived of elevator service, telephone switchboard, heat, hot writer, garbage disposal and other services by the strike. in calling oft their strike against, the Bell Telephone System's manufacturing and supply unit, the Western Electric company, the CWA's Division 6 decided lo return to contract talks along with 23 other union divisions. The negotiations are with the Bell System's parent corporation, American Telephone and Telegraph Co., and subsidarics Muddy KieM Issue One condition of the back-to- work agreement was reinstatement of 104 workers at South Bend, Ind. . who had become an Issue In the I striking call. They had struck In See LABOR on Pajce I Cotton Week Calendar TONIGHT Osceola— Coronation Ball, featuring crowning of Cotton Week King Godfrey L. White and Queen Peggy Jane Driver, at Community Hou;e ... 9 p.m. TOMORROW BlylhevlUe— Colton Week Ball, sponsored by American Legiou and featuring Bob Strong and hLi orchestra, Armory ... 9 p.m. 'Re-Discovering Cotton." lecture - demonstration of uses and advantages of cotton, at Lions Club meeting, tiotel Noble 12 noon Osceola— "Re-Discovering Cotton," at Rotary Club meeting, Masonic Bldg 12 noon "He-Discovering Cotton,' 1 at High School 2:45 p.m. Fashion Show at Mississippi County Library, featuring Maid of Cotton wardrobe 8 p.m. Address by Allan B. Kline, president American Farm Bureau Federation, at High School 8 p.m. Dell— "Re-Discovering Cotton." at KiwanU Club meeting 8 p.m. Lcachvllle— •Style Show featuring local merchandi.se and dre.^es by I'.igh School Home Economics Department, at Melody Theater 7:30 p.m. Sheriff Resigns Stale Police Post T. F. (Doc) Dean Named By Governor Me Math To Succeed Berry man Mississippi County Sheriff ; William Berrymai! of Blytheville ' has resigned from the Arkansas State 1 Police Commission, it was 'announced today In Little Rock by Gov. Sid Me Math, who appointed another- Blytheville man Ho succeed him. T. F. (Doc) Dean, Blytheville real estate agent, was named ,by = Gov. McMnth to succeed Sheriff Berry- nifin on the State Police Commission. Sheriff Beiryman was first named to the commission by the governor early last year. The sheriff explained toriny that he resigned because he is seeking reelection and did not feel he should hold a position on the comm.lss.ion while a candidate. He said that he felt he would not have lime during his campaign to carry oul many additional jobs. Tn addition to being sheriff and ex- officio tax collector for the county Sheriff Berry man recently wn.s elec :ed vice president o* the Arkansas unit :of the FBI National Police Academy. His reslR nation was. snbmittec several weeks ago. prior to his filini as a candidate for re-electtpn, Sheriff Berryman said. provinjjly. Big four-engined bombers led the thundering air armada that featured the annual parade in celebration of international'. Labor Day. Th» Rnsstiiu premier's fson.'Lt. Gen. Vassily 'iStalln, led the ntr parade. jets Follow Bombers Behind the great bombers zoorn- d groups of jet planes sparkling n the cobalt blue sky. Moscow's cUSzens, who jammed led square for their traditional demonstration, gave Stalin a mighty cheer as he mounted the platform near Lenin's Tomb. He was followed by Soviet government and Communist Party lenders. Air eyes were turned on General' issimo Stalin as he walked nimbly up the steps to the rostrum. Just before the Kremlin chimes rang out at 10 o'clock, Stalin, dressed in his fawn-colored uniform, led his high-ranking fellow officials to the top o! the red marble tomb of Lenin. Without hesitating, he turiiei smartly at the top and took hts customary place on the tribunal, As Stalin watched from the ro Stones flew and there were some minor fights, but police dispersed deter- the unruly elements In time to prevent rioting. On the Communist side,of the Solid line on newsmap shows rout* of the Communist parade and Brandenburg Gate—on Unter den shaded line shows alternate route scheduled earlier. Crosses mark antl-' Lumen, where Hitler's legions once ... marched — Berliners once, again cipatcd trouble spots where Western police and troops will be concentrated. ],,, ar( | t ne thunder of marching feet n regimented unison. The Com- uunlsts were staging a Moscow-like six-hour parade featuring the newly trained Soviet lone police army. It looked like a dress rehearsal for the forthcoming •Whitsuntide demonstrations of May 28 In which some fear the Communists may ,lry to lake over all Berlin.. Multitudes Hear Speeches On the other side of the gate. R multitude of at least half a million — Berlin's anti-Communist mayor said there were 7500.000 — heard .Western German sneakers blast Russia and the CotnmuuUUt. \ 'Between these two opposing multitudes were thousands of East and Soviet Stages Huge May Day Air Show By Eddy GMmore and Thnmas P. Whilnej MOSCOW, May 1. (Al 3 )— Ronriiijr Soviet air force planes staged their most spectacular peacetime air show over Red Square today with Generalissimo Stalin and more than a million Soviet May Day paradcrs looking on wp- m. Gen. S. M. Shtemenko, chief the army, general stuff, reviewed a huge parade of Soviet troops. •••^SMrmenlto Joins Stalin Shtemeiito .then Joined Slalin on he rostrum and spoke to V.ie crowd. Shtemenko warned the "warmongers" that Soviet armies are ready o resist aggressors. "Comrades," he declared, "the Soviet nrmy .and navy; together with the entire people, rire meet- Ing on May Day firmly convinced of their might and ready to defend their beautiful motherland from the encroachments of any aggressor. The forces of the Soviet Union securely defend the Inviolability of the frontiers of the Soviet slate and stand firmly on guard over the peace and sccurtly of our mother kind." Asserting that n - crisis Is approaching In capitalist countries the general declared the "fovlet state advances confidently on the road of further Improvements of living standards—on the road to communism." WARMER ness Tuesday, followed by showers Tuesday afternoon or nicht. wann- er, low tonight 45-50 south: high Tuesday In the 60's. Minimum this morning—63. Maximum yesterday—74. Minimum Sunday morning—63. Maximum Saturday—78. S-.mscl today—5:44. Sunrise tomorrow~5:0!>. Prectultation 48 hours to 7 a.m. today—,50. Total since Jan. 1— 2501. Mean temperature (midway between high nnd low—GS.5. Normal mean for Mny 70.2. This Bale Last Year ^ Minimum this morning -56, Nfa.ximurii yesterday— V* Prrdpltstlon Jan. I to this rlale —22.75. Fined for Drunk Driving Jimmy Gean was fined S35 and costs in Municipal Courl Ihi.; morning on his plea of guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. N. O. Cotton Sikeston Woman Hurt in Accident PORTAOEVILLE. Mo., May 1 — Mrs. C. R. Boydstcd of Sikeston, Is in a Stkcston hospital today suffering from Injuries received Saturday in a traffic accident near here. Mrs. Boydstcd is suffering from lacerations to the face and possible internal injuries received when the car In which she was riding plclc.swipcd a pick-up truck driven by V R. Massey of Povtagevllle one mile south of here on Highway 61. Mrs. Boydstcd's husband and baby and Mr. Massey suffered only minor injuries. Hospital attendants at Sikeston said Mrs. Boydsted was "doing as well as could be expected" til's morning. Mr. Boydstcd. who was driver of the car. told officers thai he side- May Jly. . Oct. Dec. Mch. High Low Close 3276 3230 3241 BID 3276 3267 3266 BID 3183 3161 3161-62 3167 3147 3147 3172 3154 3154 Sixth Person Charged in f eachyille Rvid A charge of contributing -to Ihe delinquency of a minor m connection with the vice raid made by county and state oW;:2r.5 on a LeachviHe residence April 21 was filed, against a third Lcachvllle woman by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Arthur S. Harrison this morn- intr. The charge was filed against Geraldltie Stevens. She was, arrested along with two teen-aged girls and a man at the time ofircr^ raided the home of Mrs. l>lla Sl-amlrnmire in Lcachvlllc. The charge filed by Mr. Harrison in Municipal Court this morning brings to six ndults and one teenager the number charged In connection with the raid. The two leen-aged girls arrested at the time of the raid have been charged with being- delinquents and their hearings In Juvenile Court were continued until this week. One of the defendants. Uton Ainsworth, ako was charged willi carnal abuse and his trial wa.s continued until Wednesday In Municipal Courl. Mayor Is 'Shot' in Mock Red Insurrection in Wisconsin Sherman Seeks Guided Missiles House Group Okays Fund for Navy Moderning Plan •WASHINGTON, -May I.'. (fl^—A nilral Forrest P. Sherman satd toda> tlie Nnvy has developed guided mis- sllD. 1 ; to the point where they should be put Into the fleet hurried lately, ready for HBO. \\ ,'-^- '-j The chief of naval operations explained to the House Armed Services Committee Hint l.s the/reason the Navy wants to spend $40,000.000 on converting n heavy cruiser into A guided missile ship. Chairman Vlnson (D-Qa) hod asked whether Sherman fell guided missiles Imd reached a development stage that Justified spending the $40,000,000. "Very definitely," the admirnl replied. "We have guided missiles which arc sufficiently advanced that they should be Introduced Into the fleet as soon ns possible. We nre not warranted In delaying any longer iti getting this essential element aflont." After hearing the admiral, the committee approved a $350,000,001) Navy modernEcatton program. It Includes the conversion of the cruiser, modernization of other vessels and construction of 112 ships, among thorn an atomic-powered submarine. Vinson wanted to knrw what a guided missile ship would be used for. "Primarily against aircraft," Sherman replied. West sector German police lined up along tlie sector, borders, backed on the'; .Western side, ^by';, thousands, of Allied occu'patibn troops' alerted fo '* ' trouble',* 'and J by reconnals- .. By Arthur Bystrom , MOSINEE, VVis., May 1. f/P)—The pajnma-clad mayor was dragged Into the .snowy street and the chief of police was "executed" today as a mock May Day Insurrection clamped down an Iron hand over this paper mill community at sunrise. Police Chief Caryl ccwiss was theoretically sliol down In his headquarters for failure to turn over his officers to the Reds. Leader of the Hying squad which tank over the, police station was Benjamin Gftlow, who once was the rc.il secretary-general of the Communist Party In' the United States. Party Members out Real party members were not In evidence M the 2.200 residents of Mosmefi began their one-day trla of life under Soviet ru'c. However copies of the Daily Worker and pamphlets denouncing the American Legion sponsored demonstration were distributed to homes some time Saturday night. The surprise element apparently Court Reverses Foreclosure Case Against Missco Felon; Upholds Term LITTLE RCOK. May 1. </T)—The Arkansas Supreme Courl ruled today that civil action can not be filed against a person held in Jail on criminal charges. - The ruling was made in reversing a Mississippi County Circuit Court decision Involving foreclosure of a lien on an auto owned by a Negro harvest hand while he was in Jail awaiting trial on burglnry and grand larceny charges. In a separate opinion, the court upheld the conviction of the Negro transient farm worker, John Henry Barnes, who was sentenced to five swiped the truck whc>i he attempted years Imprisonment He was found to pass unolher truck. lullty ot stealing ibout $2,300 from a safe In & store owned by U. W. Moore of Blytheville, Nov. 5. 1948. While Barnes w-as In the Blytheville. Jail, Moore obtained a court order attaching a lien on Barnes auto. The lien was foreclosed and the auto sold. Moore said he wanted the money to repay some of the loss Incurred in the burglary. In its ruling the high court said: "The rule in .this state seems well established that » party to cither a civil or criminal action must be and IK attorrted full protection from »11 forms of civil process during his attendance «t court and for 'a reasonable time thereafter tn |otn» *nd returning" Church to Show Film on Religion Vs. Communism "The Slcltle or the Cross," n fill showing the conflict between Chris tianlty and Communism that wa shown Bt the First Mcthodls Church here last night, will b showrf again tonight »t the Fir; Lutheran Church. First showing of the Mini will be gin »t 7:30 tonight. It will be show » second lime tonight about 9 an » third showing is planned if th number of spectators warrants It. Produced with a Hollywood ca by the Lutheran Laymen's Lcagi of the Missouri Synod, the film In volves « Communist agent sent f the United Slates In the guise of missionary. The Red plan lo dl; credit' ChrisIIunity nearly *uccce until the Communist agent's wo Is thwurfrd by the faith of n Chrl ttea youth. maintained even for city of- ls In on the planning. One of ie coordinated assault teams of six med men each dragged protesting [aybr Ralph E. Kroncnwctter from is bed into the snowy street. He icccl Joseph Jack Kornfeder, the ommlssar-for-the-day, who told ic shivering mayor he wi enemy of the people." Civic I,c:ulers Tiikrn Kroncnwetter, his city hall assoc- atcs and other civic leaders were llowed to dress, then were carted ff to a barbed wire enclosure. White the first arrests were made ther assault teams threw up roa( Dsreopaths Elect Dr. Edna Hies Dr. Edna Nies of BlythevlHc was elected vice president of tlie Ark- insas Osteopathlc Association at ts annual convention In Little Rock Saturday. Other officers include Dr. E. M. Sparling of Hot Springs, president; Dr. George R. Hean of Little Ilock, preside til-elect; Dr. R. M. Packard of Joncsboro, secretary-treasurer; and Dr. H. V. Glenn of Stuttgart, statistician. ilocks, posted proclamations and sauce planes and helicopters. It was apparent that both police forces were trying to make May Day —International labor day of the Socialists since 1889—pass without a head-on collision and bloodshed. Rally Breaks Up As the Western rally broke up, police tried to channel the crowds back in nn orderly fashion. Several thousand, led by young men, filtered through police lines and drifted down the East-West sector border to Potsdamer Platz, a huge circular area where the British- American nnd Soviet sectors corns together. Tills has been the scene of many serious collisions. Some of the Western demonstrators started stoning East lone police who were barring the way to the Soviet sector. West German police Immediately called up reserves, and, with the atil of loud speaker trucks, broke up the budding riot. The demonstrators were forced out of stoning distance. East zone police kept their tempers and did not try to rebVatc. Minor Breaks Reporferf Several other minor Incidents were reported, but there was no bloodshed. On the west side of the frontier, the great crowd gathered early In Ticrgartcn Park, straggling In from all the hundreds of streets, many with children by the hand, as if go- inc to a picnic. On the Communist side, however, Soybeans High Low Close May 310 ] /i 302*1 310W alscd the Red banner over city July 308U 301 308'A Src MOCK on Page Z Nov 229% 221 220-28'^ regimentation and organization was evident. Up Unter den Linden In marching grouns came tens of thousands of Communist-led units, marching (n formation under countless banners in a German version of tlie Moscow celebrations. For six hours the drilled, disciplined groups marched past the Communist bosses of East Germany, who wfrrn (n a bedecked reviewing stand. This was to be followed by an organizer! sowing of Fast German unitv with Russia, to last far into the nigh-. Arkansas Housewives Feed Families on Less Than in '49 By Harley PershlnR LITTLE ROCK, May 1. WV -It Arkansas housewives less to feed their families now than It did n the spring of 1049. But the decrease In the cost of food hasn't been much. Several grocery store owners and manager of chain food marts gave the Associated Prcw reports on the trend of the food dollaj «pent in Arkansas. All of them agreed that a shopper who bought on bargain days week In and week out during the past year took home more groceries tor five dollars than did one who bought food sp&smodlcaUy. Co«e« Nkki Surlng Possibility for a further saving In Ihe food column of the family budget LhU year hu been nickud by New York Coffin ,he Increased cost of coffee. In the spring of 1949 a pound of coffee carried from 40 cents to 52 cents. Coffee now ranges from 68 cents to 80 cents and In some cases even higher. Some of 'he biggest savings have been on pork products. Bacon, ham and pork roasts arc cheaper now than they were last year. A pound of pork roast a year ago sold for 43 to 48 cents. The price now 1* between 37 nnd 41 cents. B»con Costs Drop Tlie price of a pound of bacon May , Jty. . Oct. , Oec. Mch. Hi^h Low UiH 32"9 3270 3270 3295 3286 3283 3186 3163 3163-68 3172 3146 3H6 3177 3150 3150 Studebaker has dropped slightly, in May. 1949. a pound of bacon sold for 45 cents. The same brand now can be purchased at 39 cents. Molasses sale meat, corn meal, lard and fresh water fis'n—(cods eaten most by low Income grour*s— Sear.*; New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T 157 1-3 Amer Tobacco 69 Anaconda Copper 303-8 Beth Steel 30 1-3 Chrysler 68 3-4 Coca Cola 159 Gen Electric 481-2 Gen Motors BG 1-2 Montgomery Ward 581-4 N Y Central 14 3-8 Int Harvester 27 7-8 National Distillers 22 1-8 Republic Steel 31 1-2 Radio 22 Socony Vacuum 17 1-2 33 7-8 Standard of N J ..;.. 72 1- Texas Corp 65 3-8 .! C Penney ......;........ 56 1-4" O S Steel " 331-3 S« FOOD w> p«j« I I Southern Pacific is i-8

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