The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 8, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT VOL. XLVI—NO. 39 Blytheville Courier BlythevUle Dally New Blythcviiie Her'aYd SOUTHEAST MI8SODRI JUA'THKVILLE. ARKANSAS. MONDAY, MAY 8, 1950 SINGLE COPIES FF/2 CENTS IN MANILA, meanwhile, several thousand persons saw this float in this West ML, s.s.sipp, county town's Cotton Week Parade Saturday. Tho float above symbolizing e oi the myriad use, o/ coHo,, and cotton by-product,, was one of 25 in the parade (SP additional pictures on 1'age 6.) IN- 05CEOLA. Maid McGce (second from left> is greeted by <le,t to, Cotton Week U WhUe, cotton camiva, Kin, R . E . L . Wilson, ,„, Cotton Week Queen Pe BB y Jnne Drive, and Mayor Ben F. Butler. Sr. They are shown in the Mississippi County Library. M ° l Co "° n E "™ Charles Moore <!em. Sl» Bu ™ u prcsldcnl <ln l McGe<! "" ta< * scnt) < s »"=»«• »* was accompanied by Harold Ohlendorl l/ncfer Darkened Skies, Cotton Maid Gets Sunny Welcome ton MisK ! S! ;i Ppi , Colml - v K» ve a s»nny welcome SaUn-dny lo Maul of Cot- daml • dc ° L Prom one end of the county to the other, a variety of events ranging from a jitterbug contest to a Maid of Cotton fashion show rang down the curtain Saturday on the first Mississippi County Cotton Week. drawing card of Satnr- —Conrirr Nuns Pholos MODEL COTTON' FASIIIONS-Miss Bobbie Jean Byrd (left, oul- standi.lg 4-H girl of Lcachvillo, modeled a dress of her own making at Blytheville's cotton fashion show Saturday. At right is Mrs Whitney Morgan who I s wearing a dress from the Maid of Cotton wardrobe. (See otliei pictures on Pnjjc 5.) $20 Million Blaze «Hits Canadian City f rom HP • l TOl11 " l«k° 25 vc«w to recover ooonnn i mw >low of a 8 °- |lour firc th ^ "used $20- ^.^nMV^^^^^ *?«'« from the weekend fire In this industrial city of 15,000 on the south shore of (he st Lawrence 180 miles northeast, of Quebec. But the flames swept thronsh 312 homes and more than a score of buildings and stores, large and small These included - the four-story SI Joseph Hospital, the Sisters of Charity Orphanage, the Rimouskt Seminary, the Technical School Rlmoiisfci Hospital two hotels and a motion picture theater. It added up u, onc of tllc disastrous fires h, Canadian history. Hie western section of the city was virtually iped out * v u, flrc startctl Saturday night .probably when a pmvrr line snappriii 111 a heavy wind and set fire to twJ Price Brntliers bic lumbr-r mills N raced through the mills and -snrmr' with almost unbelievable speed I whipped by winds that reached" RO mPes an hour. The flames cut th-o-iqh the wesi crn scrtlon of the city, dc'ttoyinn one building aftrr another fhriiish. out .Saturday night and all dav Sunday firefighters battled thr names. Amidst the snmke an d showering cinders thousands nf dized -esldeiils loatlrrl hflnii'..i,i e » on vehicles and fieri It was nol until. SO minutes pa-it Sunav, midnight that MaJ Gen R O. G :Mirtin. officer cmmimnrii,, th'o:,Quebec command, could an noiince the fire was unoVr control 10 persons hod perished in the flames, but Army and Red Cross authorities said a checkup disclosed no deaths. New York Stocks Closing Quotations AT&T Amnr Tobacco Anummla Copper Beth Steel "hrvslcr Gen Electric '.'.. Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central fnt Harvester Vi-tionn! rijctillcrs H"'«>hllc Rtcct lidio Snrnnv Vacuum ShKiehaker ^tjinrtnrrt of N J r i>xas Crirp 1S8 69 1-2 31 5-8 3"i 71 1-8 49 5-8 81 1-2 58 3-1 14 1-4 27 3-4 22 3-8 31 3-g 20 1-4 17 7-g 33 7-8 73 5-8 61 New Yo4 Coffin Open High fxiw Close "<«• 3261 3272 1255 3259 •'«'y 32TV ,i287 .1270 3274 Orl 31ST 3168 J140 3143 I)fr 31*3 3154 Jl.'M 3135 M - 1r 3149 3161 3141 3141 ^oybeons reports «ere thatJan ^r^.-^ - ;J Junty-wide program was .Kanlla'siCotton Week parnde\ which •was-.fvitrfissed by several thousand persons. ";' ; Described-by many as one of the (op parades ever staged in the county, the .Manila procession contained approximately 25 floats : which wei-ff sponsored by merchants and outlying schools. "The pirade was a huse success in every way," Manila Cotton Week chairman .Bob McKinnon said and pointed out that "the Manila school, which dirt a major portion of the work In connection with the, parade, deserves a great deal of credit as (to Roy Ashabranner. V. B Oshorne and o. O. Slivers, the parade committeemen." Cash awards, donated by the Merchants and Planters Bank, were made as follows: <?-5, Alston Drug Store. first Piacc; $15, PJecman Gin Company, second place; nnd sio, Tiger-Lcvme Co.. third place. Pleenian Gin Co.. plans to retain it* float and use it as an exhibit in '•fall MUsissill P | County fair next Other activi^cs at Manila Saturday included an address by w Kcmper Burton of the National Ooton Council and music by a string band. Climaxed by Maid McGec's visit the week was observed by Mississippi Conntians In conjunction with Nalional Cotton Week as a "test r »n in a program aimed at, selling cotton to those who Krow it As nit initial test of this program County Cotton Week was Generally considered a success as well as indicative of ways to expand future promotions of this type ft wa-H simnsorcd by the Mississippi Coun. IV Firm Bureau with assistance from the Matronal Cotton Comiril Osccnl.i I'aradp 1'nsfponcd °"l.v one portion of Saturday's county-wide program fell victim to the wet weather. It consisted of the Parade scheduled to be held in Osccola at 2 p.m. and a baseball same that was to follow The parade was re-scheduled for 3:30 this after"non. Capping Cotton Week activities in Blytheville was the fashion show Saturday .uternoon thai featured the Maid of Cotton wardrobe and the appearance of Miss McGce. A total of 15 girls, rcprcsentinn BWhcvillc. Oscenla. Dell. Lcachville Manila -, ml .loincr. mn-irlrd the wardrobe in the Legion's War Mem- "rial Auditorium. An estimated 250 persons saw the style show, in which a variety of fashionable garments proved that cotton fabric has come a long way frrm the ciay when II was considered priori for house dresses only The fashions displayed ranged from two nnd three-piece sports outfits to a wrdd'ng gown and included numerous street circuses and '"f"rmal styles. Miss Cynthia Daly at Little Roct hcad of the -State Department, of Education's speech correction divi- sfon. served as commentator for the s'S'lc show, wliicru was sponsored by 'lie nivthcvllta Junior Chamber of Commerce. Ross D Hughes, Jr.. was chalr- ! '"-igr "f »|,.i"[7 iv s t, 0 .,, Plain! See COTTON WEEK on rage 14 —Courier Ne»'s I'hMos AT BI.VTIIEV1I.LE FASHION SHOW- -Suzie Taylor (lefti and Mary Louise Ashmure, of Osccola. arc pictured as they m-ideled selections from the 1950 Maid ol Cotton wardrobe Saturday (it Blythei'illc'i cotton fashion show which climaxed Cotton Week activities here. 'Sec other photos on Page 5.) Memphian to Speak at Jaycee Installation Banquet Friday Weother Arkansas forrcasl: Mostly cloudy, scattered thundcrshowers mostly In north portion this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. A little warmer tonight. Mi.ssnuri f orefast: Showers and thunder storm s this afternoon and tonight. Warmer south Tuesday; high 70 sou- 'h. Mlmimnm this morning—59. Maximum yesterday—65. Minimum Sunday morning—53. Maximum Saturday—71. Sunset today—50. Sunrise tomorrow--5:03 Crccipitallon 48 hours to 7 am today—2.24. Total since Jan. 1—28.14. Mean temperature (midway between high and to*. -62. N °rmal mean for May—74 2 This Date Usl Ve»r ' Minimum this morning—62. Maximum vrsterday 83 22.75' PllBt '° n Ja "' * to lllis dalc * John McK'nncy. Memphis attorney and former president of the Tennessee Junior chamber of commerce, will be principal sneaker at the bann.nct Friday night when new . officers of the Blytheville Jaycccs will be installed. Trie banquet will begin at 8 p.m. at the Jaycee clubhouse on North Second Street. Reeves Ritchie of Pine Bluff, president of the Arkansas Junior Chamber o. Commerce, will install the following officers and directors for the Blytheville club: Moore to Head Club Charles Moore, president; H. L,. Halsell, Jr.. first vice president; Lcc Crowe, jr., second vice president; Billy Hyde, secretary; Louis Lynch, treasurer; and Jack Chamblln, James Gardner. Billy Tomlinson and Dick J. While, directors. An open houst will be held nt the Legion Hut half an hour prior to Ihc banquet which will be open Sec .Ml'CTKS nn I'ajc 14 Bids on New School To Be Opened May 24 PJf ns.for Senior High rirfr Undergo Changes vJJicIs for construction of Blythevilio's new while high school will he received until 'i p.m. May 2<l and will he opened at that lime, it, \v;i,s announced Snltmlny. •+ Separate bids for general construction work, heating, plumbing and electric work have been called for by the board of directors ot Blytheville Special School District No. 5. A $450,UOG bond issue was an- nroved by Blythcvilln voters last year for construction (if the new school as part of the school expansion program. The contracts may he let then or shortly thereafter. Max B, Reid school board president, said today' It will clenrmd on whether the lowest bid Is acccplablc. he said Bricklayers, Masons Here Organize Union Bricklayers and masons in Hlythe- vlllc were organized Saturday and presented a charter as Local No. 10 In the Bricklayers a;id Masons Union, an A.p. of L. affilialc. Officers were installed and the charter presented to the new organization by John c. Fitzmaurlcc. fifth vice president of the International Union at Washington. D.c. Carlos J. Kegley was nnnizd president of the local unl< i. composed of some 20 charter members. It was explained however, that the organ- l/atlon was to expand to take In bricklayers and masons in Mississippi and Criltendcn Counties. Claude Klenc. elected financial secretary nnd treasurer, said today that the union wars organized not only to maintain a fair wage level bvit hi order that the public could be assurcrt a better tvpc of work by obtaining union labor. Joe Jones wns named vicc-prrsl- clent of the group: One Fender, recording secretary; C Paul Slavcns. sergeant at arms: David B Anderson, internaitnnal deputy: and Norman Slaven.s. nllcrn.iie deputy. All officers arc Blythcviilr men. The charier presentation, election and Insinuation were the culmination nf several weeks of working for the union organization by the Incal members. tt was decided thai the Local No !0 will meet on the first and fourth Tucsdayr, of each month. Letting of Ihc contracts nearly a month after the previously hoped- for date of May 1 has dimmed hopes of using the school by the second semester of the 1050-51 school year Mr. Reid said. In March, Mr. Reid had said that if a contract could be let by May 1 the new school probably could be In use by the second semester. Now, he said, the board hopes the Class of 1051 can graduate from the new building. I'lans Itcramprd Completed plans on which the h (Is will be based reveal that earlier plans hnvc been revamped considerably and the size of the building reduced somewhat. This has been done due to financial requirements, Mr. Reid said 'We just don't have the money." he said, lo build a bigger building. The brick and tllc bulldlne will ne generally E-shapcd. with the front facing south, and will be 335 feet in Iciiijlh The cast, wins will be 114 feet deep and the !."dltor|r,jn. which will form the west wing, will be ISO feel deep The library, forming the center wing, will be HO feet long The new building, lo be located on an 18-acre plot n^nh of ihe Sec SCHOOLS on Pace M V War Probably Hinges on U.S. 'Isolationist' Hit By Truman in Railside Speech in Illinois ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN, May il'l— President Truman, declared today that the decisions the united Mates makes in the months ahead will determine whether there will be "a third world war." In a talk to a train-side crowd at Galcshurg, ill., the President assailed "Isolatlonsts" would "let the rest of the world be swallowed up by Communism." These men, Mr. Truman asserted cannot "see beyond their noses " And forget "the ic-rrible price" this country would have to pay Jor such a course. "These same men who tell we should economize by an Isolationist policy," he said, "did the same thing after World War One and brought on "World War Two." Must Not 'Kcnegc' We will have a third world war, if we "renege" on our allies Mr Truman said, Just as "Russia is reneging on her allies." Speaking on the filth anniversary of 'Us proclamation, of allied victory over Nazi Germany, the president devoted much of his first •whistle stop" speech to a warning on tile critical foreign situation Defending his so-called "non-political" cross-country speaking trip which has been assailed by some Republicans. Mr. Truman said he is making "a report to the people" as he has "every right "nnd "privilege" to do. Ife said he was making the trip lo discuss "issues" and that he welcomed a discussion ot "issues" and "not. foolishness." N. 0. Cotton May . July . Oct. , Dec. . Mar. . Open High Low Close . 3240 3242 3233 3242 . 3260 3269 3255 32S3 . 314S 3161 313!) 3143 . 3137 3147 312B 31M 3LM 3155 3139 3141 CORNERSTONE l.AID-Church and contractor representative* are^ho'wn above^'corner. :cremon, cs al ri r5l Baptist Church yesterday. Yesterday's ccrcmonlc* were tor the church's Jary, now under construction, which adjoins the present sanctuary at 'Unued AD p ap » jj^

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