The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS —I : _J_ ' ™* DOftlNAKT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKT*M K *B i»r. a^rm^^.o-^ ..,,.„„„„. v - i VOL. XLVI—NO. 225 Blythevill* Dtlly Newt Blythevilto Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevilie Herald Chicks t . . rown vi JER OF HOBTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1950 M'Arthur Wanted Use in September Chinese Nationalists Would Have ' Helped I (Courier News Sporij Bbilwr) , . CAMDEN Ark., Dec. 9.—It was close, but Blytheville's Chickasaws led bv' broad- AA° f H d ,^,';f 0 f lg R° b f rt . R , ed - ^pped up their 15th consecutive 4 and the state ;AA football title here last night, defeating Camden, 19-1-1. It marked the Chickasaws' first undefeated, untied season since 1937 when Joe v (now Hot Springs High School coach) made his debut here. ' But the victory was not an easy one despite a lop-sided slatistlcal edge In favor of the Blythevilie team. Blythevilie drew first blood, but i quick transiusion £y the officials took the six-pointer off the scoreboard. In the first quarter, after an ex change of punts, Blythevilie took over on Its 24. Lutes and Reid move the ball -to Camden's 40 In two plays. - , Mel Hay tossed to Lutes for five and Lutes, on, a statue of Liberty ^ie fight against Korean Com- ™ nt ?< l .«« Nationalists from "go- t °" , K ^' 5 fake »*&. ran ' to Cam• • . . . in e nito.act on when he ordered den's 30. Wiumsts as early as September. th, ir = =„,.,,„"!",.." ._ _. Score CaU< , d g,,^ Prom here Reid broke off tackle on a 30-yard broken field jaunt and one of the neatest runs of the game. But it was called back on holding penalty. Both teams scored twice in the second quarter, but Camden's Lewis made his two conversions good Criner missed . one of his and the Chicks trailed at halftlme for the first time this year. . '• Camden's scoring play was set up on a Jack Shirey pass to end James Newton who lateralled to brother Gordon Newton. •Lutes knocked the later Newton out of bounds on the one. The play originated on Blytheville's 23 PHILAPELPHIA, Dec. 9. •(«•)_ General Douglas MacArthur wanted to use Chinese troops In fight against Korean Com- Biunists as early as September, Rep. Hugh D. Scott, Jr., (R-Pa} disclosed last night. The' mustachioed ^congressman, who directed Thomas E. Dewey's presidential campaign as chairman of the Republican National Committee, made his statement at a dinner given by the Arch Street Businessmen's Association. He said MacArthur told him he was hoping for authority lo put Into action.not only the Nationalists ori Formosa' but also their guerillas on the Chinese mainland. Scott said 600.000 Nationalist troops on Formosa and a million undercover fighters in China stood ready to "divert the Chinese I Communists. , President Truman, he said, pre- .' vented the Nationalists from go- ( Ing into.action when he ordered ' the U. S. Seventh Fleet to neutralize Formosa and bar any resumption)-of the Chinese civil war with',tlie Reds. MacArth'ur gave his views freely. Scott said, when he talked to him while,'on duty as a naval reserve commander with the Pacific fleet. This was before O.N. troops had met Chinese Communists In large numbers in Korea he pointed out. Scott proposed that Chinese troops be transported to the mainland from Formosa In American ships now and asked that MacArthur be given authority to attack and bomb the Chinese Reds in Manchuria. Marshall Is Questioned On Intelligence System -WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 . (AP.J^ecretary of Defense Marshall faced tu«Uon«d by 3eJ ,ato« today on the reported breakdown of American military intelligence in the Korean War. • . cordon (R Ore) told . the United Nation., offensive start»porter in advance of Marshall s »ppt»ran.c» -at a closed meeting of thff'Senate Apropriations Commits tee'that he xants the general th* arm,)*=W'ej!phi!u how OiTirii Cs.nmitaisti surprised United N,, .^P>ns troops and .turned' an offensive into a rout ' "I want to know whether' there w»s a - failure on the part o/ our intelligence service to learn tha the Chinese Communists were massing overwhelming numbers o troops," Cordon said. "I-want to know if Gen. Douglas MucArthur knew what his men were facing or If the: general'staff here knew what they were going up against. "1 Have No Quarrel" , "H they knew and they acted on i their best- judgment, I have no quarrel with their decision. But If they didn't know, there is a dreadful responsibility on somebody's shoulders and Congress ought to find out the facts." Senator McCarrim (D-Nev) another member of the appropriations group, said he Is interestd In pursuing the same matter. MacArthur's intelligence has been carried out under Maj. Gen Charles A. Willoughby. Willoughby told a Dec. I news conference in Tokyo that Intelligence knew before Chest is Above $16,000 Mark The 1950 Community Chest Drive fund rose above the $16,000 mark this morning when a total of $210 turned in since yesterday increased the overall total to $16,049.50. Thus after three weeks of the drive only S10.190.50 remained to be collected for officials to realize thpir 1050 gcal of $20,140. Yesterday's totals brought the total contributions for the week up to $2.472.50. Weather Arkansas forecast: Pair and not so cold today, tonight and Sunday WARMING UP Missouri forecast: Generally fair tonight and Sunday; not so cold east tonight; low tonight 20-85; high Sunday 30s northeast to « southwest. Minimum this morning—22. Maximum yesterday—38. Sunset today—4:49. Sunrise tomorrow—6:56. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—$1.97. Mean lemperatur (midway between high and low)—30. Normal mean temperature for December—41.9. This Dale Ijsl year Minimum this morning—3i. Maximum yesterday—46. Pr- pltatlon Jan. I to this'date -51.96. ed that there were 30 Chinese Red ' 0 " nKoreaOTiit communists f intended ._ ..„ were just making a gesture, wil- loughbj snid Marshall »as called to testify primarily on the $18,000,000,000 military appropriations bill which may be readj week for House action next Shirey Plunges Over A penalty moved the ball to within one foot of the Chick goal and Shirey plunged over. Blythevilie gambled and won after the kickoff and was on Its way to a touchdown, on fourth down and just outside the 15 yard line in Blythevilie territory, Hay tossed to Lutes from punt formation. The play covered 15 yards and gave the Chicks a first down on their 30. Robert Reid moved to the 45, Lutes^got six, Dick Reid nailed Mack Hay with a short pass which put the ball on Camden's 33. Lutes faked to Reid.' watched •Chick blockers trap' the Camden guard and» set sail oiv a 33-yard Scoring jaunt.. Crincr's conversion f^rf 'arid th'e "ga'riie"was*tfed at iden gained possession on own 38 when (lie Chicks couldn't recover their own intentionally -short' kick-off. But Blytheviile took over on the Camden 4i;jwhen the Panthers couldn't advance and didn't punt and Hay flipped a screen pass to See CHICKS on Paje 5 Final Drive for Toys /or City's Needy Youths Starts Tuesday J "'ve for toys to be given needy-youngsters at the annual staged by the Junior Chamber oi Commerce and the Club for underprivileged children is to be held here Tuesday. Coleman Stevens, chairman of the Jaycees' committee, said that only a few toys were collected in the drive - early last month. The number collected, he said, is insufficient to meet the clubs' needs for the Christmas party. The annual party will be held Dec. 23 at the Junior Chamber of Harry Gold Gets 30-Year Term Atomic Spy Ring Courier Sentenced For Big 'Mistake' —BULLETIN— rHII.ADKI.PHIA, Dtc. 9. (ff^— Harrj- (;nld, slim, dark haired research chemist, today «a 5 sentenced to 30 yrars In prison as the self-confessed courier of a Russian atomic spy rinf— a crime he (oW the court was a -terrible mistake." PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9. (f, The fate of Harry Gold will be decided today, bringing to a climax one of the strangest criminal cases In this country's history. Gold, who will be « years old Tuesday, Is a Philadelphia research chemist who has pleaded guilty to charges of acting as wartime espionage In go-between In deliver atomic secrets from Dr. Klaus J'uchs, confessed British spy, lo Russian agents. U.S. District Judge Jnmes P. Mc- iranery fixed today's sentencing after a four-hour hearing Tuesday. The government, represented by U.S. Attorney Gerald A. Glecson demanded a 25-year prison term for Gold, who under the wartime espionage act, faced the maximum penalty of death. Gold's court-appointed attorney, John D. M. Hamilton, one-lime Republican national chairman, made 10 recommendation (o the court -jbut asked, that Gold be given "Jus- Commerce Clubhouse on North Second street. Three or four trucks will be used in Tuesday's drive, which Mr Stevens said would be the last one staged this year. A sound truck will to call attention to th be used drive. Old and broken toys will be re paired and reconditioned by stu dents at Blythcvilte High School Mr. Stevens said that it will tak to repair the toys. He said-persons having toys tc donate may contact him 3479 James Gardner at 3272 or Prcemar Robinson at 4238. To and fruit for the Christmas party, twn thnafp,- nar. ties will be held. theater parties, held for sly the villc youngsters, will be toys can ned goods, book.-; or fruit. These parties will be held nt th Koxy Theater Dec 21 and at th Mox Theater Dec. 22. ' Methodists Top Suildina Drive $50,053 Blytheville's First Methodist Church has gone over its building fund goal by $50,053. At a Victory Dinner, attended by approximately 100 persons at the church last night, final reports were made. All divisions, big gifts, special gilts and general solicitations ex- ceded their quotas. More than $278.000 was raised In Ihe church's short and Intensive drive to complete financing of its new $400,000 sanctuary which' Is now under constmctlon. J ,T heJRev ' E. B. Williams. Methodist district superintendent was principal speaker at last night's meeting. The group presented a. resolution to J. C. Rovers. Wells Organization If?:S. e _ nU " v f. w "° dir «'«l °rga- EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS * ied CONTEST WINDER S-Cecil Mann of Promised Land (second from" let" "nuj^le „. ce,ves the Ed Crlte trophy and $1 00 from- Johnson alackwcll (second irom right,, chairman of the jly r^ rpjrjrpi^rz on are j - p ™ oi ciear ^ ~- .*- -" Cecil Mann Is Named Winner Of Soybean Yield Contest sponsored by the Junioi Chambei of Commeice « *•*'.'* Future of Soybeans Said 'Up to Farmers The future of soybeans is up to tl v t f aimer and he should not abandon this (.rop m I9&1,, Paill Hughes of the American Soybean Association told entrants in the anntiiil ." ~*~^v ^.ti^i^rj vwiu cuiiaiiLs " 1J L Soybean Yield Contest at the anard banquet last Hnpukintr -if tl-m T.,,,;^^ riv,r,^,i.„„ i Speaking at the Junior Chamber of Commerce clubhouse, Mr. Hughes, of Hudson, la., said that soybeans played 'a "big part in World War II" and probably will play a similar role in the 'current hostilities. Soybeans 'as a major crop In this area should not be abandoned, he said, because: 1. There will be fewer soybeans raired In the north, where the emphasis will, be on wheat and corn. 2. The federal government Is "selling you_ a bill of goods" in regards for plans for a 16.000.000- bale cotton crop in 1951. 3. Labor unions, seeking to expand the move for pensions, may look southward In their efforts Soybeans, however, require little manpower to raise. Mr. Hughes was critical of what lie called the wide use of butter instead of, olto In "the so-called leading restaurants here." Practice Is "Insullinj" With two oleomargarine plants in ississippi County. Mr. Hughes said, the use of butter in restaurants here is •'insulting to the farmers of the county." "The farmers talk about holding their soybeans until the price reacnes S3 a bushel, but this price [mission to these their own product. "It is the duty of the farmers to see that olco Is served." He added that butler is served extensively here, vet there Is not cow in the county that produces i 1 * (or making butter. (The Jaycccttes. the Jaycee auxiliary that prepared and served the banquet last night, were not caught napping. They served oleo.) Mr. Hughes said Mississippi County farmers were to be congratulated on bct,>r combining, better grading and the amount oi storage in connect! n with this year's crop. He urged that they, cotinue to produce cleaner and better graded beans. I-ose in Direct Sales Sale of soybeans direct from the combine is tantamount to "paying See SOYBEANS on Page 8 3 GOP's Propose Arming Chiang Against Reds WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. (iF> — Three Republican senators proposed today that the United States go beyond the Truman-Attlee agreement on Formosa and arm Chinese Nationalists to fight Chinese Reds. Senators Taft of Ohio, H. Alexander Smith of New Jersey and Knowland of California said in separate interviews they are not satisfied merely to submit the fate of Nationalist-held Formosa to the United Nations as President Truman and British Prime Minister Attlee Indicated they plan to do. Formosa, an Island off the coast of China, is the last remaining stronghold of the Chinese Nationalists For producing an average yield of 50.8 bushels on each of five acres, Mr. Mann also won $100 which was presented him with the trophy .at the annual soybean contest award banquet In the Jaycee clubhouse. v/liiiilmr the second place award of $75 WBSjd.-i.p. Hnrmoii of Clear Lake,''whose;five-Eicre plot' produced an.average'ot 48.2'.bushels per acre • Carl Webster of Armorcl. whose yield averaged -17.4 bushels per acre, won the thlni-nlacc award of 550. As the 1050 winner, Mr. Mann succeeded Jim Smothcrmon of Bly- thevilie. A yield of n bushels per acre won an honorable mention In this year's event for C. L. Long of Clear Lake who placed fifth in the 1950 contest. Ho won the 1948 contest. Placing fourth and winning the other honorable mention for a yield of 45.7 bushels per acre was Hur- dcttc Plantation, operated by Chris P. Tompkins of Burdctle. Awards were presented the lop three winners by Johnson Hlackwell general chairman of this year's contest, the fourth sponsored by the Jaycees in cooperation with the county agent's office here. Boa us Weighed and Analyzed A total of 270 growers entered five acre plots this year. Major purposes of the contest include promoting Mississippi County as a soybean-producing county and finding the most efficient methods of raising the crop in this area. Soybeans harvested from the plots entered were weighed and analyzed and the final yields adjusted using No. 2 beans as the Judging standard. Deductions were made In cases where moisture content exceeded H per cent and foreign matter amounted to more- than three per cent. Last night's award banquet was prepared and served by the Jay- cectles. the Jaycec auxiliary, Other members of the Jaycee com- mitlce that conducted the 1950 contest Included Virgil Brlttain, membership; Ben Henderson and p.,y Etchicson, finance; Charles Roy Lutes and H. C. Weathers mea- suroments ;anfi Baylor Abcrnathy bamjuct. William H. Wyatl served as adviser. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Dec. 9. (ff^quotations: Bee. Mch. May July Oct. . Dec. . HiSh 41.80 4150 41.41 40.84 37.10 36.75 Low 41.77 41.68 41.21 40.67 36.91 3n Close -11.80 41.81 41.22 40.77 31.04 u. b u » i ^ tJ - he campaign, for his splendid work" in connection with the drive, !*• A Lynch svns general chairman oi th< campaign. Navy Transport Sabotaged SEATT7.P n<ifl a r-rv. * ui., _~^_t .. ... SEATTLE, Dec. 9. <A*y-A big naval transport, just back from carrying troops and supplies lo Korea, was sabotaged at a Seattle dock this week. Military and civilian Investigators pressed an, Intensive search today for the saboteurs. The Incident was made public last was mae puc last night by Navy Capt. M. o. Eaton deputy commander of the Military Sea Transportation Service In the north Pacific. lie said the vessel »•«* damaged rs.'-mn-pix In live different places I by someon* "not oo our bill team," He did not specify what parts of the ship had been sabotaged nor estimate how long it would take 10 make repairs. The damage occurred while the transport was under tight security guard. The civilian crew had been "screened Insofar as It was possible.' Both Eaton and other Navy officers said It was virtually Impossible for an umuilhorlMd person to get aboard. ,MHilary sources said thai as far •IN they knew it was the such «t oJ ttbol*«« »lnc« the outbreak of war in Korea. Rilon first- said the damaged was the Navy's Geu A W Orccly. o C-4 type of 12.000 tons The Grccly docked here early this week from the Orient. However, early today Eaton's office said there was some uncertainty over the Identification; thai the damaged vessel may not have been the Qreely but another transport of that tonnage and type 'Hie saholnRcd transport, the Wavy ™ld. Is liElnft rcp.ilred at the Bremerlon Navy .shipyard across Puget Sound from S«»lUt. L Escape Path Rescue Unit Nears Trapped Yanks as 'Chances Improve' ', Bee. 9., (AP)—Allied warplanes and sirtillcry :1 today in renewed efforts to blast out Chinese Hod forces blocking the icy road of escape for 20000 Implied American troops. ^,uuu Chances of the Marines and doughboys to escape were reported improved. Clear weather brought back their air support and a rescue column of foot soldiers coming inland was reported near the trapped force. MiJ. Gen. Edward M. Almond, U S 10th Corps commander, said nt 10:30 p.m., CST, Friday that the 20,000 fighting southward from Kolo were ncnr a linkup with the northbound rescue column from the Third Infantry Division. The objective is to get .the 20 000 to Hungnam, the port for Ham- hung—and possible evacuation hv sen. J A spokesman said a few of the soldiers and Marines may have Joined but there still was a gap between Ihe main forces. The location was not given. Ships of the United Nations fieri slood ready lu meel any eventuality off Hum-nam, 45 winding miles f rom the t rat) , )Crt Americans' klckoff point at Kolo lown In lh« drop mountain, soulh of Changjln Reservoir. The Navy appeared to be preparing for a mass evacuation of United Nations troops from the noYlhcnst sqctor. now Infested wllh 100.000 or more Red Chinese. New threats mounted for the Allied columns-^bolh the surrounded Americans and British Marines and their rescuers. i AP Correspondent Stan Swinlon with the U.S. Third Division, reported at 1 a.m. CST that four or more,i, Chinese divisions—32 000 to 40,000,-men—were strlklng;.swlflly'to cut;the escape route far behind the two American columns. Chinese Clamlwr Over Hill, ' Swinlon said the .clilnese were clambering over snowy hills flanking the narrow river gorge 'road twisting south from Koto. AP Correspondent Jack MacBeth the only newsman with the surrounded Allied force at Koto Mild Marine pa.trois by 7 p.m.. CST, Friday had pushed'three miles south of Koto along the winding river gorge road loading t o Htimhiing. The Marines seized commanding hills, setting up vital flank positions to protect the retreating troops. Allied artillery pounded Chinese troops In the hills throughout the night. The Americans fought off a See WAR on Page 8 UN Expects New Vishinsky Blast At/Aggressors' S. Korean Minister To Answer Charges Of Soviet Delegate LAKE SUCCESS. Dec! 9. MV- Russia's Andrei Y. Vishinsky in expected to Issue a Communist blast against alleged American aggression In Korea today. Col. Ben Limb,, foreign minister of Ihe Republic of Korea, Is scheduled to answer him with ths chnree that the war In Korean part of K world-wide Communist conspiracy! The word battle takes place In the United Nations ao-member. political committee which is debating a resolution ordering the Chlnesa .ComrminOits out of Korea arid'irua- ranteeinf to respect their frontiers.' Vishinsky already has claimed that there Is no Chinese Intervention In Korea and that soldiers of the Communist Peiping regime rushed voluntarily to (he embattled peninsular out of spontaneous enthusiasm to help their fled com- Cuta's Gustavo Gutierrez denounced this version pf the facts yesterday as nothing but the old shell game by which vlshlnksy was trying to cheat the free world as a mountebank does the peasants at a village fair. U. said S. Delegate Ernest'. 1 A. . Gross last nlgbt hl s country had given up hope of reaching a vote today and did not expect the ISSUB to come to a head until some Urns next week. Peace Talks Are Okay But' No Appeasement' Hy JOHN M. IIIGHTPWBK WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. (AD-prcsldent Truman and Primp Minister Attice held open lo Russia and Communist China today an offer to negotiate-but wllli "no thought of appeasement"-the settlement of the Korean conflict and other crucial world Issscs. The offer was coupled with a + : . grimly delcrmined agrceincnt that v . ' New York Stocks until the Communist powers "modify tlicir conduct" In the Interests of peace -nd the U.S. and Britain must push with maximum speed their mlliUry preparation for the defense of the free world. E».cntially, the President and prime minister In their Joint summary yesterday of ' their historic talks put the Manic squarely on Russia and Red China for the din- gcrolls state of world affairs. And they called on f.iosc nations to change their ways so "the defense preparation" would become unnecessary. Proposal Was Qualified Tliis proposal to end Hie East- Wcsl arms race, qualitled as It was with rejection of any "appease ment which any Korean settlement] S would have the effect of u A T and T Amer Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper iieth Steel Chrysler . ....... Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Wr.rd N Y Central Int Harvester J C Penney Republic St3cl Radio Soojny Vacuum .. Studcuakiir Standard of N J . I Texas Corp "rewarding aggression," apparcmly has little prospect of Communist acceptance. Well informed' diplomats said the proposal was designed to make clear to the world lhat the British and American Interest In defense Is paralleled by constant readiness to seek a peaceful way out of the world's troubles. The communique was issued at the White House shortly alter conclusion of the talks which began last Monday. The communique emphasized the need for a military buildup in Western Europe and for a peaceful settlement in the Par East, If that Is possible without appeasement. It deliberately avoided referring to Chinese "aggression" In Korea and mentioned only "intervention." It olso reported that Mr. Truman aurccd to keep Mr. Attic In- InniKtl nt any (• which mlsht appear to make the use of th« itouilo bomb necessary, S Steel . Southern Pariric 151 3-4 '64 35 3-8 4.5 7-8 66 llS-'i-S 48 1-1 •I,': ' 'J 6?'I-4 18 1-4 30 .i-8 C7 :i-4 40 1-2 1C 1-3 24 1-4 26 i-8 8-1 ,i-8 75 7-8 53 7-8 3D 1-2 62 5-8 [SANTA SAYS; \ — It's a wise father who knows Ms son's gift is already bought.

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