The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 4, 1950 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 4, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND »OOTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 220 Blythtvllle Daily New* , Mississippi Vall«y Leader Blythfville Courier Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Attlee to Seek Common Policy; Allies Set Up Rearguard Shield : , —Courier Nevs photo P- SCENE OF FATAL BLAZE—Shown above are the remains of the two-"story duplex in which five persons perisnert oaily Sun day'morning in Osceola. Killed were Mr. and Mrs W'R Dyess and their two children, Wil- 'liam Dyess, in, and Richard, and Don Blodgett, Jr., son of Dr. and i Mrs. D. H. Blodgelt. Sr., ol Osceola The victims' bodies''were found near the bed springs In the center of the picture. Joint Service Held P For 5 Fire Victims Osceola Business Firms, Schools Close for Dyess, Blodgett Rites \ ' Osceoln business and school activity halted for an hour , t t.his afternoon while residents of that city paid their last i- respects to five prominent victims of a duplex fire who per,'*, f'ajied in what is termed the "worst tragedy" ever to occur Court Unsnarls Status of Disputed Lot of F. Johns Little fighting was reported In that northwest sector. But LI. Gen. Waltos IS. Walker, U.S. Eighth Arr.-.y commander, said the Red +there. Joint funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the First Methodist Church ;;in Osceola . tor these victims of the pearly morning blaze from which two others escaped yesterday: William R. Dyess, 28, who with a brother owned and operated the Dyess plantation and gin. Mrs. Marlria Lsmerick Dyess, 28, his wife. William R. Dyess, III r age seven. Richard Connor Dyess, age three, ; Donald H.' Blodgett, age seven t ,Young Blodgett, son of Dr. and Arkansas' Supreme, Court today ; - clarified ths statiVs of a lot located at the,intersection; of Division and Walmit streets in Blylheville, tcrm- ingMt business properly.;-;. . After hearing an" appeal concern- inpi the lot In-dispute, the state's toft, tribunal upheld • and concurred wtfh a Chancery Court ruling which 1 held that the lot. is in a 'business district and therefore could be used for commercial ^purposes. : The suit was .orijjinnlly filed by Mrs. Nola A. Lewis T.'ho was denied • a building permit by the city of Blytheville when she sought IT build R real estate office on the lot. , On rejection by the city, Mrs. 'Lewis 'tiled suit in Chancery Court which upheld her contention thai, the lot was located in a Ynisincss district. Decision Awaited Appeal Objectors filed an appeal, on oe- half of the city, with the state Supreme Court, which rendered its decision Ujday, However, Mrs. Lewis sold the lot to P. Johns who sought to obtain a building permit from the city earlier this year to authorize con- t struction ol a 20 by 30 loot drive- in ice cream custard stand. - _ i When the City Council refused . ! Wm n permit. Mr. Johns filed a ••'.'-' suit in Chancery Court, seeking 10 .'•Xj'...enjoin the city of Blytheville from ;••-!'interfering with construction on the lot • In view of the fact, that the Chancery. Court had already ruled on the property when it reviewed Sen COURT on Vage 12 tually certain th,\l cause of the blaze may never be determined exactly, \V. W.'-Prewltl,' chief of Os- cepla's volunteer fire department, said rho further investigation of the iade nnd that its would, "never be Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair nnd warmer this afternoon nnd tonight. Tues- fire ivould be origin' probably known." Other Occupants Escap* Services for the five were conducted by the Rev. L. T. Lawrence, pastor of the .First Presbyterian Church in osceoln. The-fire victims were members of the Pres- byttriau Church, but because that building is being repaired and remodeled, the rites were conducted at the Methodist Churcn. Burial wtis in Ernie n Cemetery with National Funeral Home of Memphis in charge of the Dyess arrangements and Swift Ftineral Home o f Osceola handling the Blodgett arrangements. The blase that trapped the five oegan about 12:45 a.m. Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. .K. V. Sanders, who occupied the first floor apartment of the two-story building, escaped without injury. The Dyess family, who had moved into the duplex on West Quinn Street while their plantation home was being remodeled, occupied the -second - floor a pa r tm en t. I'arcnfs Attempted Rescue Mr. and Mrs. Dyess attempted to rescue the children, as all five bodies were recovered from ruins of what was the bed room i n which the three boys were sleeping. Mr Dyess and his wi£e had been sleeping in the bedroom opposite. Early reports said the blaze followed an explosion, but it was verified today thnt the blast did no occur until 30 or 40 minutes after the fire started. Raymond Cartwright, whose niece Mrs. R. W, Reldy, owns the frami Sec HKK on Page 12 Atom Scientists ndicted by U.S. Two Red Organizers Also Held f* Failure To Answer Questions THREATENING day mostly cloudy with scattered showers turning much colder in iorthwest portion. Cold wave likely ^Tuesday night. Missouri forecast: Increasing cloudiness, warmer east and south; Tuesday cloudy, warmer extreme southeast, low tonight, 35-45 east and south; high Tuesday 55 extreme southeast. Minimum this morning—26. Maximum yesterday—47. Minimum Sunday morning—10, Maximum Saturday—70. Sunset today—4:40. Sunrise tomorrow -fi:52. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m. today—r2.5. Total since Jan. 1—61.59. Mean temperature (midway between high and lowl—^7,5. Normal mean temperature for December—41J). This Dale List Vrar Minimum this morning—33. Maximum yesterday—6.1. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —51.46.' Christmas Parade Lacking Entries One additional float has regls tcred to take part in the annua Reds Roll 5 Armies Of 'Shock Troops' Toward Pyongyang TOKYO, Dec. 4. (AP)—United Nations forces threw up a rearguard shield 10 miles north of Pyongyang today to protect their bitter retreat south through that tense former Red Korean capital. Chinese had rolled live armies ol 15 divisions—up to 150.000 men- south of the Chcagchon River within striking distance of Pyongyang. ' These were the shock troops o: more than 1,000,000 Chinese thai General MncArthur satd wore eith er In Korea or heading for the bat tlefronts from Manchuria and ucn UM China. In the bitterly cold northeast, re Inforced Chinese mounted a crltl col and more immediate threat I the U,S. Marines 'and four othe U.N. divisions. The Reds were driving on tli twin east coast Industrial cities Hamhung and Hungrmm. The threatened to isolate the entire lOt Corps, its five divisions are wide ly scattered over the rugged Nortl ensl Korea icebox, Marines and doughboys battle desperately to break uut of dee Red traps In the Chang Jin reservo 1 area. AP Correspondent Tom Ston eportcd Chinese pressure on Lhei eased somewhat Monday, however. The Chinese oddly released 27 wounded Americans in the rescr- r oir sector. This brought to 84 Americans similarly released. No "line" Possible In the northwest,. AP Correspondent Leil Erlcksoh reported that the Eighth Army'w retreat eventually might wind up along a defense line around the ,'. republic capital of Seoul and Us' port of Inchon, He'satd It/did pot' appeur possible to'set up a*llne"across the peninsula, lining with the scattered 10th Corps. Erickson said Walker apparently wns directing a skinful escape from the familiar. Chinese. envelopment tactics. Allied lighters and bombers pounded incessantly at the Chinese and reinnanl Korean Fled forces throughout North Korea. Reds Hol«J Kej Power massive Were the oncoming FIRE VICTIMS—These arc the five who died yesterday morning in -duplex fire in Osceola. They arc (top left) Mrs. W. R. Dyess, Mr Dycss (top right), their children, W. R. Dyess, 111, 7, (bottom left) ilchard, 3, (center) and Don Blodgett, Jr., 7, (right), son of Dr. and . D. .H. Blodgett, ST. lop-Level Talks To Begin Today In Washington British Official Tells Hope for Avoiding New Global War —BULLETIN— WASHINGTON', IHc. 4. (Ar) — resilient Truman arid Prime Minister AUIee started their top-level conferences on the grave world tiiluaflnti at 3 p.m. IllydievIXe time, today. IN THEIR WOlll>S, DESTINY—Prime Minister Clement Altlec and President, Truman sought to align our policies In the new world crisis at- 4 p.m. tcdny when such talks at. Hit one above were to begin In Washington. . So Chinese' fore es,--' ( however, that WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. (AP) Three scientists who worked on the atomic bomb and two men identified as veteran Communist organizers were indicted today for contempt of Congress. The indictments returned by federal grant! jury named Steve Nelson, 47, Communist Party organizer for western Pennsylvania who allegedly set up a. Red celt in the wartime University of California radiation laboratory. Marcel Scherer, 51, like Nelson linked by the House On-American Activities Committee with Red Infiltration o' the radiation laboratory. David Joseph Bohm, 33, Oiovann Rossi LomanlU, 29. and Irving Da vld Pox, 30, scientists who workct in the radiation-laboratory in con nection with'development of thi atomic bomb. -•,:.' * All five Indictments were basei on refusal (o answer questions b I the House Un-Amcrlcan Activitlc. Christmas Parade scheduled for to morrow night at 1:30 officials ot the sponsoring Merchants' Division of the chamber or • Commerce announced this mbrnljig. Tills 'makes 12 floats registered to date with the deadline for registering set for midnight tonight. Pour bands are slated to appear In prc-Chrtstmas celebration along with the Santa ciaus float entered by tho sponsors. The following sponsors have announced intentions ot entering floats in the parade: American Legion, Girl Scouts Lone Troop, Band Mothers' Club, Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Jaycecs and Jayceettes, Junior Red Cross and Langc, Sudbury and Higth School PTA's. Negro floats entered Include Promised Land and Robinson schools This is somewhat short of the 35 floats which took part In last year's parade, but officials expected several last minute entries. Committee. New York Stocks 1 P 30 p.m. Quotations: Am. T and T ISO 1 Amer Tobacco 65 I- Artaconda Copper 35 Both steel 43 1- Chrysler 65 1- Coca Cola lie Gen t:lectric 46 3- Gen Motors 44 7 Int Harvester 205 Montgomery Ward 603-4 N Y Central 15 3-4 J C Penney 67 Seals 51 Radio 18 3-4 Republic Steel 3D 3-8 Socony Vacuum 24 Standard of N J 32 3-8 Studebaker 28 Texas Crop . 16 appeared likely (they"'could nowci through into South Korea if such Sc« \\j\K on Vvf* 12 .;«/>,' * * ft $:• U.S. Spending Seen At $67 Billion for Next Fiscal Year WASHINGTON, Doc. 4. (AP)—Secretary of the Trcns nry Snyilor said today government outlays may jump 50 per cent to a $67,500,000,000 total in the next fiscal yea starling July 1. : lie said this may be the result of "vast increases in de fense costs" that will require "very substantial tax increases." Snyiler, appearing before the that his previous estimate of $45,- Sennle Finance .Committee, urged i enactment- of v President Tnimiin'.s $4,000,000,000,.,.''excess profits" • tax bill. He said a substitute bill recommended by the House tax-v/rlt- Ing committee would ratee only $3,000,000 annually. "The events of the past few days in Korea and in other pnrts ol the world testify to the compelling need for the enactment of additional profits taxes at tills congressional session," Snyder said. More Recnuc Necilert "The over-riding con s id era t Ion at this time is the government's need for more revenue," Snyder told the Senate committee 000,000,000 In- outlays and a $2,000,000.000 deficit this fiscal year, which WASHINCJTON, Dec. '1. — British Prime Minister Attlee rrived here today for talka vith President Truman ium- (1 at finding a common policy n the world crisis and avert- ng the threat of a global war. Atllce's big fotir-engined British airliner "Cathay" rolled up on the national airport ipron where President Tru- rmui, Secretary of State Ach- Bson, Defense Secretary Marshall nnd other officials wera waiting at about 9:'15. Aitcr the greetings, Atllee mad« a statement for newsmen there. He sold his aim In the tallcs with Mr. Truman—which ore to get underway tomorrow—"Is to align our policies In the new nnd troubled situation In the world and to find tlie means of upholding what 'w» both know to be right." He accused the communist bloo of trying to "drive a wedge Between i our two peoples." ' ' A imrsh, cold wind, driving low wet. clouds swept, over the port a» the British and American lead^ni ,talkcd for n minute or so before the!Jent';;rnturnea to : Jil-5 waitb;?. L/N Handed Chinese Red Issue, Awaits Resu|fe of Wu-Rau Talk NEW YORK, Dec. 4. (AP)—The United States and five other countries today for- lally asked the United Nations Assembly to take up as an urgent matter the Chinese 'oniniunist intervention in Korea. The request was made in a telegram to U. N. Secrelary- Jencral Trygve Lie. Diplomatic quarters said it might be taken up by the Assembly's 14- ation steering committee either today or tomorrow. .Meanwhile, faced with a con-* — tantly deteriorating militar ysitua- ion in Korea, United Nations dip- omats waited anxiously today to earn the results of a secret coiiier- -nce between India's Sir Senegal ends next June 30, "may prove to be loo low in lijihl of the events ot the past few days." Prospects Are Serious .^ He continued: "The prospects for fiscal year 1»52 (beginning next July 1) and subsequent yenrs arc far more serious. 'Hie President's hudgeb estimate for the coming year will not be 'complete for some time. As a result of the vast Increases In defense costs, the level of governmental expenditures next year may be half again ns large as this year. • "Very substantial tax increases will be required Lo carry out the essential policy of financing the Brentest possible amount of these costs by taxation. "The Importance of sound national finance to nn , adequate defense effort leaves no room for hesitation. We have far loo much at stake to risk the consequences of inadequate and tardy financial preparedness "J. Ran and Communist China's Wu •'.siu-chuan. The two met for several hours ast night In what Sir Dencgal said was an attempt to find a peaceful solution to the crisis caused by Red intervention In Korea. The conference between the two Asian diplomats came as the United Stales alerted the U.N. Genera Assembly to be ready for action on the Chinese problem. American government officials held a series of top level conferences here in Washington. Rau maintained a discreet silence on the locfced-door talks because, hi said, "negotiations have entered an extremely difficult stage." It Is highly unlikely that the na turc of the discussions will be maclc public until: I. Wu and Rau have communl cated with their respective govern mcnts and given them a chance t< See UN on Fase 13 West Berliners Down Reds in Record Vote BERLIN, Dec. 4. (AP)—West licrltn. nnti-Red political fortress 100 miles behind the uiirliitn, knocked out communism "gain yesterday with a record 90.4 per cent vole in municipal elections. Disregarding Red threats and a Communist boycott, 1,504,414 of 1,004,091 eligible Berlin voters casl their ballots, complete official returns showed. The dominant socialists lost a third of their previous strength to the runner-up Christian Democrats and free Democrats. The Socialists polled 653314 votes, the Christian Democrats 360,829, the free Democrats 337,417. But leaders or all three parties, headed by Socialist Mayor Ernest Rculer, pledged they would continue their three-faction city coalition as A united front against Russian aggression. Splinter Parlies Fill Five Western splinter parties ap- Osceo/o Has 3-Hour Blackout U S Sice! 3-4 Southern Pacific 57 3-a Osccola city officials said today that rain driven by wind probably was responsible for short-ctrcutt- &' disconnect panels at the Osceola Light and Water Company Saturday night and causing a "blackout" of several hours. Lights in Osceola went out about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Service was restored in oarls of the city by 12:25 and all power was restored by 3:50 a.m., Mayor Ben P. Butler and J .L. Glasgow, superintendent of the uttllty, said. Mayor Butler commended Mr Glasgow and the work of linemen George Wilson, Dill Meadows, John Warren and J. B. Smith. "They did an excellent job ol getting the lights back on. All of us are indebted to them," Mayor Butler said. Damage, calculated on the basis of power lost as well as actual damage, was estimated at from $2,50* to 13,000 by Mayor Butler. Water c-ervice was restored earllc than power, by »bo\it 10 p.m., Mr Glasgow said. pearing on the ballot here for the time each failed to win Eivc per cent of voles and so got no seats In Berlin's new house of deputies. As the record vole was cast, I he Soviet zone's official news agency ADN reported that Kist German Prime Minister Otto OroUwohl has proposed to West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer that their governments confer on unification of Germany and the drafting of a 1-German constitution. Adenauer, in Dulsburg. would not. comment on the report but West German oiflciaTs in Bonn pointed mit that their government and the Western occupation powers only-a !cw weeks ago rejected a. Communist bid for formation of an all- erman government. Kremlin propaganda had branded the poll "an American war election" and called on all west side citizens to abstain under the Implied menace of reprisals. West Berlin police, who Jailed 303 Communist agitators last week, reported it was the "quietest Sunday in occupation history." Saturday Power Stop Explained West sectors of Biythcvilh: were in darkness for over an hour dur- fn^ -Saturday night's wind and rain storm. Arkansas-Missouri Power Co- of- ficiMs explained today that, a fuse In A "33 KV circuit" was blown. This circuit, U wn.s explained, feeds the new end .substation. Spokesmen sfiid the storm prevented quicker discovery of the source of (lie [wv,'er failure. Lightning is held as the provable cause of the expired fuse. 'Allies Carrie* Hamburg Attlne looked jaunty, carrying hia black homburg in his ,lclt hand and with a spray of Willie heather in the buttonhole of hb black over-, coat, when he stepped briskly down the stairs from the plane with hand outstretched to Mr. Truman. From the nlrport, President Truman returned to his office whera lie had an engagement to see Senate Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois and other party Readers. Mr. Truman's schedule lor the day also included an early afternoon conference with Secretary Acheron. They customarily meet on Mondays to review week end developments. Attlee and his party of adviser* went to the Brlti-sh embassy. In his statement, Attlee said: "I am very glad to come to Washington at this critical time to cou- fcr with president Truman. "For Many Years—Agreement" "For many year.-; past great Brlt- nln and the United States havs been agreed on the broad objectives of their international policy—the maintenance of peace, resistance to aggression, the improvement ol Sec ATTI.KK on IMge 1Z Late War Briefs Late Bulletin- — JJUM.KTIN— WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. (/Ty— Senator Knnwlanrt <K - Calif) called today for the immediate expulsion of Ihe Soviet Union from the United Nations. Jn » bristling Senate speech, he also tf em and erf % policy of no appeasement toward Kcd China whose troop* now are fighting U.N. forces In Korea. . By Tne Associated Press TOKYO — General MncArthtir said today more than 810,000 Red troops are massed in North Korea and the nearby borders of Manchuria. WITH II. S. TENTH COUPS, Korea—Maj. den. Edward M. Almond salrl tonis'il Marines and soldiers of his Tenth Corps "today climaxed a hitter five day hntlle to consolidate in lhn vicinity of the Cliaiigjin Reservoir." NORTHEAST FRONT, Korea— Twenty-seven wounded American soldiers were released last night by Chinese Herts in the Changjin Reservoir sector. N. O. Cotton Dec. Mar. May July Oct. Open High Low 4144 4174 4144 4178 4181 4108 4118 4121 4150 4060 4072 4000 , 3635 3162 3665 Il30 4146 4137 4071 4025 3684 Soybeans Jan Mar May July High 292 V, 294V, 2S4 393 wo 1 ,; 290 289X Close 292 W 293-71 293 292 Vi New York Cotton Dec. Mar. May July OcU Open High low . 4221 4221 4150 4201 4202 4122 , 4130 4130 4050 4067 '1013 4907 . 3696 3110 J668 SANTA SAYS-.i Time ond store stocks wait for no lazy shoppers, 1:30 4155 «56 4937 4030 3636 | POPPING DAft TO CMRtSTMAS

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