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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 2, 1951
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOU XLVII—NO. 193 Blythevlll. Courter Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley : Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1951 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Arkansas Gambling Lashed on 2 Fronts McMath Tells Hot Springs To Clean Up; Cards Seized By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas' skirmish with organized gambling flared on two fronts Thursday night. Governor McMnth told Hot Springs officials to rid their city of gambling immediately, or he will order the State Police to do the job. And in North Little Rock, police arrested three on charges of possessing gaming devices and seized 1,000 football handicap cards. In an unexpected statement, the governor declared that gambling Hot Springs must be stopped at, once. "Federal permits do not legalize gambling in Arkansas," said the governor. "Gambling operations in Hot Springs cannot be considered just a local problem. If local officials are. not able, to immediately 1 close the town and keep It closed I'm going to assign State Police to that duly." Licenses Draw Reference By "federal permits," the governor apparently was referring to the occupational licenses required In the new federal law taxing bookmakers. Each person working in bookie establishment is required to pay » $50 fee for such license. The law also places a 10 per cent tax on bets accepted by bookies. There were indications that polic* action may not be necessary to close down the betting business. Two Open Yesterday The Hot Springs New Era sail it was told only two of the eigh horse betting parlors in Hot Spring were open yesterday. Two establish ments definitely plan to cease oper ations and the other four are unde cided, the newspaper said. The newspaper also said it been informed that the bookies plan ncd to stop operating voluntnril during the southern governors' con ference at Hot Springs this month Last spring, the State Police raid ed bookmakers in Hot Springs, Cam- cn, Helena and other cities in an dmmtstration anti-gambling crack- own. At that time. Stale Police Direc- or Herman Lindsey said the state •as determined to stamp out gamb- i rig operations and that further tale Police actions would be taken •here local authorities did not act. I'arUy Cards Seiied In North Little Rock, chief of 'olice Jack Pyle and Deputy Pulaski Prosecutor James N. ]CX>well. Jr., eized (he football betting cards In ront of a printing firm. They declined to identify the company. Arrested and freed on $500 bond were Jack Tatom, 31, Bustor Tatom, i5, and Tom Walker. 30, all ol Little Rock. Reds Urge UN to Accept Their Plan for Buffer Zone in Korea Enemy Refuses To Hand Allies Bookies Lay Low As Odds Switch '•• '.:-- ia^ Gamblers Find They/ Face the Handicaps In 'Registering' Act- By TH« ASSOCIATED PKKSS K was hard to lay a bet today in many cities across the land. The numbers runners and horse', race bookies -were shutting up shop— temporarily at least. The odds were against the. professional gamblers—a tax miracle worked by Uncle Sam. . A new law, effective yesterday, requires them lo register, .pay |60 annual fee to operate akid ten p«r cent at their gross receipts in federal taxes. Police Can See, Too | And if they register, their names »re »vailable for the police to see. The boys don't like that. Which is worse, they pondered— » federal jail for Jailing to pay the tax or a local jail for violating state gambling laws? On top of that worry was the tax bile imposed In the new law. Shutdowns Reported Reports of bookie shutdowns came from many places, among them New York, Boston. Baltimore, Los Angeles, New Orleans. Atlanta, Cleveland, St. Louis, Miami, Maim Rhode Island. As one Boston bookie put it: "That 10 per cent of the handle brother, that ain't hay." San Francisco's bookies wereii' bo'-ving out so quickly—and ther were indications that some in othe cities merely were laying low to sc which way the wind was blowing McClellan Calls UN Last Hope for World Security Third World War Inevitable If It Fails, Luxora Rotary Told LUXORA, Nov. 2.—The United Nations is the world's last hope for collective security and World War III is inevitable it it fails, U. S. Sen. J. W. McClellan of Camdcn told 250 members and guests of the Luxora Rotary Club here last night. Speaking at the Rotary Club's United Nations Dinner in his first Arkansas address since his return from Washington, Sen. McClellan cited both the successes and fail- tires of the international body since its formation in San Francisco six years ago. In a brief talk preceding the sen ator's address, Rep. E. c. (Took) Gathings of West Memphis compared. U.S. and Russian supplies o: strategic materials and .said the .balajJcE pf oA»er m this Ccldjies If Russia conqueiod West Europe —which, he called a "tempting ?.e" for the Soviets—the .balance strategic-materials .would be tipi In favor of Communism, Rep. -lathings said: Of the $1000 000 J>00 authorized bj ongress for the stockpiling ol steel, nangariese, uranium, coal and oil. 1,500,000,000 already has been spent, e added. Not Eipeci*d Succesi Sen. .McClellan said the UN 'has lot been and is not now the stlc- ess we expected it to be. Bat Unit- d -States abandonment.of it would •ause complete failure of the orga- Ization. We must: support it with —Courier News rhofo BACK FROM IRELAND—Bobbye Jean Byrd (center), Leachvi! 4-H'er points out spots she visited in Ireland this summer to Mrs. Oertrude Holhnan, home demonstration agent, and Keith Bilurey, couillj igent. Bobbye Jean returned home Wednesday after a six-months tour of Ireland under the Farm Youth Exchange program, Leachville 4-H'er Back from Eire— U.S. 'Melting Pot' Must Contain Much Irish, Bobbye Jean Finds By GEORGE CLARK (Courier News Staff Writer) "You know, I mink there are more Irishmen in the United states than in Ireland. Nearly everybody we met had relatives in the states." The speaker 'An Ultimatum' HotUs Says 'U.S. Position Is Firm But Not Adamant' MUNSAN, Kotea, Nov. 2. (AP)—Red truce negotiators pressed Allied delegates today lo accept the Communist proposal for a cease-fire buffev zone across Korea—but balked at issuing an ultimatum. Brig:. Gen. William P. Nuck- 1s, United Nations command pokesman, said the Commim- st subcommittee at Panmun- om urged the Allies to give p their demands for Kaesong nd accept the Red iine. Maj. Gen. Henry I. Hodes. head f the'U. N. subcommittee, asked he Reds if. they were Issuing an Itimatum. Weather Arka nsa* forecast: Freeze ove most of the state with low tempera Election Judges, Clerks Selected County Board Picks Officials for City Ballotings Tuesday Judges and clerks for the municipal elections to be held Tuesday in five Mississippi County towns and cities were chosen yesterday at a meeting of the County Board ol 1 ^c.^ori C-pj^rais^jrvsefs he leciioiu vi-J bf^i^j- I u i~?iav in Bivtheville Osceoia Reiser Liu oia and Dell 3 Ihe follov,m 0 elC9'ions oificiil were named ^ BMIievlllj. Waid One (Seny Motor Conipanv M>x): ? Judges—Joe. CooV-ston; Bob Logan, William .Walkers alternate Judges-P. V. Rutheriord.-Patil Mahon, James Niersth'c-urier. Clerks— J. M. Cleveland, Clarence Johnson: alternate clerks—J B. Fcrsythe, King Lafi'rney Ward One (City Hall box) Judges—Prank Douglas, R a 1 r ig ii Sylvester, Harold Wrjghfc alternates—W. A. Edwards, Dr. James was Bobby Jean Byrd, an excited Leachville teenager who has just returned home after a six-month visit in Ireland under the International Farm Youth Exchange program. Bobby Jean is a Leachville 4-H'er and her outstanding 4-H Club work won her the trip to Ireland. She went to the land of the green last June and returned to the states on Oct. 28. The purpose of her trip, which was sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, was to familiarise American farm families with farming operations in Ireland and other foreign countries. . Excited Ove^r Trip A to tar of 58- farm youths from 32 states'took part In the exchange program this year in 22 foreign countries. Bobby Jean, a pleasant and like able young lady of 19. was bubblins over with excitement as she laled stories of her experience ii Eire. She tried to answer all ques lions but at times the excitement o her experiences almost got the bes of her. "It was really a wonderful ( perience." she kept repeating. "I didn't feel like I was in See. IREI^ND on Page U STREET FLUSHER EXAMINED — Fire Chief Roy Head and City Engineer Claude Alexander turn their backs on tile old, worn-out street [lusher and gaze at the pump of a new unit delivered here yesterday afternoon. The pump, on the back ol » "They refused to answer direct," Nuckols said, "and were eva- ive, saying that sincerity was nec- ssary on both sides." Two meetings during the day vound up with "no progress." They greed to try again at 11 a.m. Saturday (8 p.m. Friday Blythevllle ime.) • Nine Dog Fights Reported in Day U. S. 8TH. ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea. Nov. 2. I/P)— Allied airmen shot down one Red jet and damaged town in nine separate dog 'igliU today—a record number of air-battles foFaVsingie day in the Korean War. . ; The Fifth Air Force said all United Nations planes "Involved in these encounters returned safely to their bases." The blazing air war contrasted with cold quiet on the snow covered ground fronts. The one Red jet sent spiraling down in flames was the .100th MIG-IS reported down by the Fifth Air Force. B-29 gunners are credited with - blasting 33 others out of the skies. —Courier News Photo new tank truck, forces water through spi-ay nozzlei mounted underneath the vehicle at the front ana sides. The old street f lusher, a tank on a flat-bed truck, "just quit working," Mr. Alexander said. 6-Inch Snow Chills Parts of Arkansas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aii unseasonally early snow which ranged .-.up to six inches in the northern part of the state and caused closing of schools least one section struck Arkansas Thurs day ^igiit and Friday morning. FREEZE lures 20-30 in north except local near 10 ovsjr snow cover and 26-42 south portion tonight. Snow flurries north and light rain or snow in south portion and colder this afternoon and early tonight. Saturday clearing and cold. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy south this afternoon; with snow ending extreme south; clearing and colder tonight; Saturday fair. Low tonight 15-20; high Saturday 35 southeast. Minimum this morning—31. Maximum yesterday—45. Sunset today—5:06. Sunrise tomorrow—6:22, Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—one fourth inch snow. Total since Jan. 1—39.34. Mean temperature (midway tween high and lowi—38. Normal mean temperature November—50.2. This Dale l.s-,1 Year Minimum this morning—52. Maximum ycstcrday-«5 . Precipitation January 1 to date—55.51. 11 our physical ahd^ spiritual re- ources and exercise constant vigil anee over Its contributions. "The UN was .not. established to make the peace of World War II but to keep the'peace after it was Tiadc by collective efforts to remove the causes of war. The UN Is nol and was not intended as a worlc ;overnment or as a super-state." Main successes of the UN 'to dace have been aversion of World War II and the peaceful settlement of several small issues, Sen. McClellan said. Its failures, he said, include intuit,}- to compel cooperation of its members, lack of a police force to keep the peace, lack of international! control of atomic energy, and failure to prevent the Korean war. bring about a ceasefire or halt it by "police force." U.S. Needs More Support "If the UN Is to succeed," he said. "the United States must have the support of more than thp. 15 other nations now supporting it to stop See McCLKI/LAN on r*fe 14 Missing Truck Driver Hunted The search for the missing Bly- thcville beer truck driver whose truck was found abandoned near Wthon Wednesday night, continued today. Sheriff William Berryman said this morning that no trace of Henry Parrett. Blylheville Negro, has been found since the discovery of his truck. Parrett drives for the Fred S Sallba Company, a beer distributing firm. ' Parrett was believed to have been carrying a sum of money at th time of his disappearance but th amount is not known. C. Guard, Kendall .-Berry, Clerks—' Worth Holder. Roland Bishop; al- females—John Mayes. Bryant Stewart. Ward Two (Golf" Hotel box): Judges—C. G. Redman, Murray Smart. Jim Oates; alternates—Ed Ferguson, Ross Stevens, George Hubbard, Sr. Clerks—Joe Trieschman, Paul Ccoley; alternates, L. E. Baker, Lloyd Ward. Ward Two (Gill Motor Company box): Judges—J. Louis Cherry. Berard Gooch, Harry Brooks; alter- atcs — Paul Pryor. H. W. Wylie, lyde Wilson. Clerks—Gerald Robon, S. E. Tune; alternate clerks—i •eorge Wiggs, Alvin Huffman, Jr. Ward Three (No. Two Fire Sta- ion): Judges—W. A. Higginson. J. j. Gunn, O. E. Knudsen; alternates —W. J. Pollard. W. L. Whittnker. V. /L. Horner. Clerks—Bob Lee Smith, Tom Miller; alternates— Vinfred Wyatt. Alvin Hardy. Ward Pour (McCnnrTs Store): be- for Large January Draft Call Set WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. (.ft— The Defense Department today^offset Its 'Christmas gift" lull In drafting men into service by asking for 59, 650 In January—the largest numbe; for any month since last spring. The December call was for onl> j 16,900 men, with all Inductions siis ipcnded during the Dec. 2I-Jan. i holiday period. The record high wa this 80.000 last March. The average ha I been about 40,000 a month. Radio-Active Joe to Tell Feelings— U.S. Is Hearing Atomic 'Plenty' Finietter Says WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. (AP)—Air Secretary Finietter said today the United States is "moving into a time of atomic plenty" which will make nuclear weapons available for Ihe battlefield. He told a news conference: + . "It is, therefore, .very important to make sure that our air plans keep up with the Increased number and changed types of weapons that will be carried." Maybe It Ain't Sn Bad LAS VEGAS. Ncv, Nov. 2. lifi— Radio-Active Joe, America's first atomic foot soldier, brushed him- Negro Woman Gets 21 Years For Slaying T ' ld8 "~ S " m ., G °. cU ™V A ' °- Halc f' : self off. gritted his chattering teeth. V. L. TeOethofI; alternates—Tal- ant i rr » r v-rri- i T» t» \l iirnli ... .... ! vii.l,rn.w. nadgeHuey, HM. Wallace, Toby Long. Clerks—M. o. Goo*. James 'ennington; alternates—A. E. Bailey. T. G. Edgmon. Absentee Box: Judges—Marcus Evrard, Byron Morris. C. W. Af- llck. Clerks—Ernest Parker, Miss Eunice Brogdon. Osceolj Ward One: Judges—Steve Bowker, Sec ELECTION on Tage 14 pioneer nuclear shock troops u in exercise desert rock yes- *ar Found Abandoned The 1947 Chevrolet sedan reported stolen in Dell Wednesday night rifis been recovered.'TYie car, owned J. C. Gallangcr of Dell, was found abandoned near Dell yesterday, police said. "H—h—hell, Mac. Maybe LhEx ain't, so bad after all." That — if Army spokesmen are correct—might be the concensus of the jC'iUru terriay. Joe's ov:n story of life with, the A-bomb is slated to be told in part, anyway, at a news conference today. A dozen or more front line soldiers will tell what it was like i to be within 10 miles of the pow- i erful blast, which rumbled like an ; earthquake through the surround- i ing desert and mountains, and j broke seven store windows in Las t Vegas, 75 miles away. Less Than Two Weeks Left to Mail Holiday Packages to Men Overseas _Less than two weeks remain [or i Fleet po,%V Oliicts at New mailing of Christmas packages to ' and San Franci.^o. members of the armed forces serv- ' ing overseas. Postmaster Ross S. Stevens reminded BlyLheviUe citizens today. Packages mailed after Nov. In, he said, are not likely, to reach overseas paints by Christmas. This also Includes packages for families of armed forces personnel nnd civilian government employe* liv- overseas and who receive mail York Mildred Brown, 29-year old Blytheville Negro, was found guilty of murder in Circuit Court here yesterday and sentenced to 21 years' in the penitentiary. She was charged with the shooting of Joe Scales, another Negro, July 14. Scales' body was found in the middle of a street in front of the Brown woman's home and she surrendered to police shortly after the incident. She told officers she shot Scales in self defense as he advanced towards her with a knife. Judge Zal B. Harrison, pressing over the fall criminal term of court, revoked a suspended sentence given O'Neal Hansel Swedholm and Glen R. Adams in 1948, The boys were sentenced to five years in the penitentiary for forgery and uttering, but the sentence suspended. Recently, they were arrested and charged with burglary of a form house belonging to Howard Brooks ol LeachvUle and this morning's action grew from that, incident. Court was expected to adjourn this afternoon after hearing the re- aort ol a Jury commission and the formal sentencing of prisoners. The fall was- slat.e-wide, even reaching to the extreme southern I section of.Arkansas. : ,Sno\v and sleet blanketed ( the entire. Fay eltcivillo area, and teutonic* bile traffic"was stalled 0:1 streets and highways. The State Police Department said it bad received no reports of highways being closed, but said many Ihe northwestern section were covered by' snow. Motorists were advised, to use extreme caution. Much nf U Melted In many south and central areas the snow melted a.s it touched the ground, but, In the mountainous sections of the north and west it was sticking fast. The six-inch fatl was reported at Green Forest in Carroll County. At Herry/ille. also in Carrot! County, a heavy snow caused schools to close Friday. At Little Rock, the snowfall was the earliest ever reported. Previous record early snow was on Nov. 3, 1936. 25 Degrees at Fayctteville The MIOW was accompanied by near-freezing and below freezing temperatures, ranging down to 25 degrees at Fayelteville. It was still snowing and temperatures still dropping at most points Elsewhere in the nation, winter weather's two-ply punch, snow and cold, hit wirfe areas today, snapping a spell of mid-autumn mildness. There Was Much Snow There *v*as lots of sno\v—in the \ Northeast, the Midwest, the Rocky Mountain region, and even in Tex- j a s. Fal Is in same a rcas were th c heaviest on record for so early in the season. Freezing rains added to the discomfort and made motor travel hazardous in many areas. Strong winds and sub-freezing and subzero temperatures belled the dale. were Issued last night by the weather bureau to motorists and stockmen In northeastern New Mexico Northern. Texas, areas shivered and slosllcd In bt~.ciV-irec7.hJg and sucw. The''mercury stayed below freezing all day yesterday in Am arillo, reaching a : high of 27, through Army Post Offices via postmasters at New York. San Fran- i'ackages destined for Japan, Korea or islands in the Pacific should be mailed a.s early as possible, \fr. Stevens said. Only size and weight restrictions for the.-c packages, other than those applying to domestic parcel post, is that they must no!, exceed 50 pounds each if routed through Army Post Offices 124, 125, 14? and no, care of the post- Cisco, New Orleans or Seattle, or j master in New York. < Domestic limits arc 70 pounds and 100 inches See MAIL on rage 14 Winter season's official start is seven weeks away. The cold weather was extensive— from the Rockies to the New England state, 1 ; and south into Texns. Not much warming was in prospect immediately. Bliraard warnings Snow Makes Unseasonal Debut Here Blytheville residents had every right to wonder on awaking this morning whether they had overslept three weeks or so: Distinctly premature but unmistakably distinct early today was the season's Mrs I snow. About a quarter of an inch lell before the snow began tapering aff about noon. The quick shifting of weather scenes over night also brought the season's first freeze. It was not a killing freeze, however, and the mercury went back up enough to keep snow from s tick in g to sidewalks and streets. The mercury dipped to a low of 31 degrees in the early hours of this morning. A hint, of the change was provided yesterday, however, when the mercury went no higher than 46 degrees. A year ago yesterday, the mercury here hit a high of 8a. A year ago last night, temperatures dropped no lov/cr than 52. Today's snow was the earliest in many years. Robert E. Blaylock. official weather observer here, said today "I can't remember a snow falling this early before—especially a snow before a killing frost." 'Short' Causes Alarm A short circuit in a neon sign at Moore's Furniture Slore on East Main Street was the cause of a lire alarm last night. No damage wa.s reported. Community Chairmen, Quotas Assigned in TB Seal Campaign $ Intide Today's Courier News .. h[£ tame hunt ends In Arkansas. . .NUte nens.,.raKfc 3. ... I'aps bcal Oscfola lfi-0 .. r.h\cks ivicrl PiRROll htrt lo- nijlil...raite S. ... Mississippi County f a r lip news ..Page U. Community chairmen and quotas lor the Mi.sM5-sippi County Tuberculosis Association's annual Christmas seal campaign uere announced today by Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary. The seal sales, aimed at raising approximately $15.000. will begin Nov. 11. A bangle sale similar 10 their quotas follow: Yarbro. Mr.s. This Herbert Mullins, S125: Manila- Browi:, Mrs. W. B. Brown, S550; Blacliuatei. L. v. Waddcll. $50: Shady Grave, Mrs. Leo Donner. 550; Lost Cane. Mrs. Aaron Williams, S"5; Whlstleville. N(rs. Mavis Set- tlcmlre. 550: Barfield. Mrs. J. C. Ellis. Sr.. $75: Lcachvlllc-Pawluen,; / ITTI F Mrs. T. N. Rodman, S550; Rocky, Mrs. J. A. Baumgardner. $40; Box Guard Will Head Chest Campaign Chairmen of Eight Divisions of 1952 Drive Also Named General chairman ol the 1953 Community Chest Campaign will be Dr. J. C. Guard. Board Chairman L. G. Nash announced this morning. Twelve yauth and welfare agencies hope to benefit by the $29.985 "Red Feather" drive scheduled to begin this month. The campaign is divided into eight divisions with the idea of encouraging more people to give Instead of letting the burden fall on a lew, Dr. Guard said. Divisions and their chairmen include: advance gifts and professionals, Ray Hall; employes, Jimmie Edwards; commercial and public service, Toler Buchanan; government and education. Keith Bilbrey: clubs and organizations, H. L. Halscll, Jr.; national firms and chain stores, John l>ane; residential. .Mrs. W. L. Horner and Mrs. Hu»h Whitsett; and Negro, George D. Hollis. E. M. (Burldyl Terry U In charge of publicity for the drive and a speakers bureau is headed by Alvin Huffman, Jr. J. P. Garrott will arrange report meetings for the workers. 51,mild lie 3.000 Gifts "Last year, there 539 separate j&ifts." Dr. Guard said. "In a city s size, there should be at least 3,000 gifts," he continued. The Community Chest Is a community project and citiEens of the community should feel responsible. lor the drive's success. Dr. Guard said. year's zoal is See CHEST o S3.8I5 more n 11 tho^e of past years may be conducted this year. Mrs Redman said. The community chairmen and' Elder. Jeff Rauls.~$50. their tiuotas follow: | Promised Land, Mrs. H. L. Hulsrll, Mrs. Robert McHaney will head: $75: Dell. Mrs.'U.S. Blankenshlp, the campaign in Blythevllle. which; $400; Roseland, Mrs. W. L. Welborn. has been assigned a quota o( $6,000. i $15: Number Nine. NSrs. William Mrs. J. F. Oaens will be in charge [ Wyatt. $125; Clear Lake. Mrs. Alof persona] solicitations and theibrrt Burks. $75: New Liberty. Ches- bangle sale will be directed by Mrs.! lor Caldwcll. $200; Lute's Corner. B. F. Scott, Ri'bncca Williams will; Mrs. James Middlcton. S100: Gos- head the Negro division o( the cam-; noil. Mcrvin Cook, $150; Calumet, p.ngn. J Charles Frankum. $50; Armorcl, Osccoia has been assigned a quota of $2.500. Miss Marjorle Doyle is campaign chairman there. Other community chairmen and Mrs. E. L. Hale. $175: Half Moon Mrs. B. P. Gay, $50: Plat Lake, Mrs. Essie Davis. $50; Huffman. Mrs. Set CHAIRMEN on Tagc i LIZ— TStrc's positively iw *nt if ing For things, unless you ore wi ^ ing ro scrotch for Ihem.

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