The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 9, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT 'Harry Does it Again; Promises Daughter's Critic Punch in Nose BLYTHliiVjLLE, (ARK.) COUK1KK NEWS WASHINGTON, Dec ,9. (AP) President Truman's knuckle-erack- iiig letter to a music critic who panned his daughter's singing provoked chuckles and some sharp Republican comment today. In • the free-swinging stylo he sometimes uses in private conversations with friends, (lie President let go at Paul Hume, critic for the Washington Post. Hume had said In his review that Margaret Truman's singing Inst Tuesday nfght at a well-Attended concert was "flat a good deal of the time." Pew outside of the President and Hume professed publicly knowing Just what Mr. Truman said. But the Washington Daily News quoted the President in an Irate-father vein like this: "I have just read your lousy review burled In the back pages. You sound like a frustrated old man who never ,made a success, an eight-ulcer man on a four-ulcer Job and all four ulcers working. "I never met you but if I do you'll need a new nose and plenty of beefsteak ar.d perhaps a supporter below. "It Is a Tragedy" "Weslbrook Pcgler, a guttersnipe, is a gentleman compared to you You can take that ns more of an Insult than as a reflection on your ancestry." In New York, Pegler, a news columnist often critical of Mr. Truman's administration said: "It Is a great tragedy that in this awful hour the people of the United States must accept In lieu of leadership the nasty malice of President whom Bernard Baruch in a similar incident called a rude, uncouth, ignorant man. Let us pray." Some who said they had seen the letter described the President's language as even more earthy than the publicized version. Hume said the letter, written in longhand on White House stationery and signed "H.S.T." was similar to the published version "but not quite Identical." y Hume Excuses Temper While Hume was Inclined to excuse' what he called "an outburst of temper,":at least one Republican senator wasn't quite so charitable. Senator Watklns <R-Utah Hold a reporter: "Thai" is what you have to expect. This Is in line with some ol the 'comments-the president has 'made before when his guardians were not there to take care of him." Most Democrats in Congress ap- ' parently - assessed the incident as a human sort of reaction by. a proud papa whose daughter's aftj-wasn't appreciated as he thought it should be. , Some of these chuckled and said It was -something that Andrew Jackson might have done, his_ temper aroused under similar circumstances.- , . Death ol ROM Recalled Hume, recalling the recent death of Charles Ross, (he President's press; secretary and close personal friend, said: "A man suffering from the loss of a close friend and carrying the terrible burden of the present world crisis ought to be Indulged 1 In an occasional outburst, of temper." The . critic, whose duties don't often take him to the White House, " said he doesn't expect to meet up with -Mr. Truman. Kume is 32 years younger than the 66-year-old President, weighs 165 to "H.S.T.'s" 180 plus. General Motors, Ford Refuse To Roll Back Price Increases MacArthur Suspends War Correspondents' Briefing Sessions TOKYO, Dec. 9. W^-Oeneral MacArthur's headquarters today suspended Informative briefing sessions for war correspondents, presumably for renjons of security. MacArthur's no-censorship rule still prevails but_ the new order means a basic source of news and background is closed to correspondents. Soon aftenvards, the British commander tor Korea said the need for censorship is "growin" stronger every day." It was the second time in a week that Lt. Gen. Sir Horace Robertson had raised the question of censorship. WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. (AP) — Refusals by two large automobile manufacturers to hold off announced price Increases have clashed head-on with an administration warning that It "can and will roll back prices" if necessary. General Motors and Ford told the government last night they cannot comply with a request by Alan Valentine, economic stabilization chief, to withhold Increases for 1051 models. President C. B. Wilson of General Motors ordered the first of a scries of GM price boosts and telegraphed Valentine: "We regret that we find It impractical to accede to your sudden request to withhold or withdraw the reasonable pricing at our new 1951 model automobiles." Wilson said that the new price taes-»60 to $80 higher on Chevrolets—are reasonable "considering what has happened to wages and the way raw material prices have skyrocketed with Increases ranging from seven per cent to 300 per cent since our 1950 cars were priced," He pointed out that steel prices were Increased recently "by ap proximately seven per cent and that the government Dec. 8 raised the price of synthetic rubber." President Henry Ford II of the Ford Motor Co., telegraphed that "we cannot comply with your request." Atlantic Military Chiefs Plan Meet WASHINGTON, Dec. 0. (AP)—Gen. Omar Bradley,' chairman of the U. S. joint chiefs of staff, announced today that military chiefs of the 12 North Atlantic Treaty nations will meet In London next Tuesday. The meeting is expected to s]«ed up Western defense preparations by. 1. Seeking an agreement on the manner in which Germany can share-In the program. 2. Setting tile stnge for. early appointment of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower as supreme commander of the Western defense force. Negro Youth Is Shot Here; Suspect Held A 19-year-old Negro boy was in serious condition this morning after having been shot In last night.' the stomach Mississippi County Sheriffs officers said John D. Foster was shol with a .32 caliber pistol. Held In the county jail here' In connection with the shooting was James white, Negro. Officers said the two men first saw each other last night in a cafe on South 10th street about 11 o'clock. White left the cafe and, he told officers, was followed by Foster. The latter was found shot in the stomach several blocks from the eafs and Wiiite was apprehended by Sheriff's officers while .walking on Highway 61 near Dogwood Ridge. Poster, oiliccrs pointed out, was sentenced in April In connection with a charge of aggravated assault to which he pleaded guilty. Involved' in the assault case, officers said, were two other men and White's wife. Originally, Fpste- and the two other men were charged with rape, but the charge was reduced to aggravated assault. White told officers last night after the shooting that he hju) had "trouble" with Foster since the latter's release from the county penal farm. The total route miles covered by municipal and private transportation ssstems within New York City is 1,472 miles. West Europe's Fear Allayed By 'Talks' LONDON, Dec. 9. pp)—West Europe's fears the Korean crisis might sidetrack rebuilding of her -own armed strength appear to have been eiisccl by announced results of the talks between president Truman Prime Minister Att- and Britain's lee. Apprehension that American arms essential for Europe's needs would be shipped lo the Far East seemed allayed by the Washington announcement that the U. S. and Britain are in "complete agreement" on the necessity for immediate action by the' 12 North Atlantic Pact nations to speed defense preparations. West European officials declined immediate comment pending a fuller study of (he Truman-Attlee communique, but the press in general reflected a lessening of the pessimism felt in western circles. A working library on accomplishments and techniques hi all branches of photography may be consulted at George Eastman House In Rochester, New York. SHOW STARTS 7:00 P.M. SATURDAY IS BUCK NITE Bring All Your Friends. $1 Per Vehicle Double Feature Program JFUK and EXCITEMEMTI 2 COLOR CARTOONS Hollywood Continued from page 4 a year for Columbia and no other film deals. . . . Phil Reagan told me he hasn't heard a word from Washington about the Irish ambassadorship talk that popped last year. As Harry Cimring sees U: "Television Is lhat wondrous device that took kids off the si reels and straps off women's shoulders." The crisis in the Marilyn Maxwell-Andy Mclntyre marriage is serious and neither is denying the smash-up rumors. The real tension started when Marilyn returned from Korea. Just a Nice Tictbil Lucille Ball is shuddering over a line In the script of DeMilic's "The Greatest Show on Earth" that indicates she'll ride in an elephant's mouth for her role of Angel, the Elephant Girl. Whooping it up for hubby DesI Arnnz. Lucille told me: , ''I'm Hoping to get an elephant without teeth. Of course. I haven't met any elephants socially. But for DeMille, I'd even like crocodiles." .Sh'e Joins Dottle Lamour. Betty Hutton and the rcsl ol the cast next February at sarasota with the circus. -•"DeMille said to be prepared to live In a. trunk and wash in a teacup," -Lucille says. "I'm recording my radio show in order to do It." i Before she hits the sawdust trail. Lucille will co-star with John Agnr in "The Magic carpet" for Columbia. "What's It about? A magic carpet, I guess. I do think this is the kind of script they break contracts with, but I never fight. 1 never got anywhere fighting. I always do what I'm told to do." THEY SAW WAR—Shivering in their tattered clothes, two North Korcan^youngslers at Hagaru, nc ar the Chosin reservoir, learned at an early age that war is hell. The town has been the scene of r™ r ? 8 -H 8 ,M b £I W f" U V S Marine and Arm y tro °P s a "d the Communists. (NLA-Acrne photo by Staff Photographer Ed Hoffman.) Pest Control Plans Set for Cotton Farms MEMPHIS. Tenn., Dec. 9. (AP) — The nation's coton farmers soon will find available a detailed set. of recommendations for pest control with special instructions for each state in the cotton belt. The report was released here yesterday at the close of the fourth annual cotton insect control conference. The plans were drawn by state and federal entomologists in an effort to aid planters in reducing the 'lass caused by various insects. Objective of the two day conference wns to develop a pest control program to help reaih maximum cotton production next year. Over 500 persons attended the meeting sponsored by. the National Cotton Council. They were told by U.S. Weather Bureau Meteorologist C. B. Carney of Memphis that a committee has been set up to help the cotton farmer benefit more In 1051 by weather forecasts. SOYBEA! Immunization Clinics Set tor Lost Cone, Detl Immunization Clinics will be conducted at both Lost Cane and Dell next week, Mrs. Annabel Fill, county health nurse, announced this morning. Mrs. Fill will 1 go to Lost Cane Tuesday morning and Dell Thursday morning to give small pox vaccinations. Mrs. Pill also announced that the semi-monthly well child's conference conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Health Unit Building The First Methodist Church will be in charge of the December conferences. Continued from Page 1 the other man," he said, and such practices stem from efforts to get "scmethlng for nothing." In connection with the statement earlier by H. C. Knappenberser of Blytheville. president of the Mississippi 'County Farm Bureau, that soybeans comprise an $8,1100.030 crop in this county, Mr. Hughes pointer! that this money would "turn over" at least three times while being spent in this area— thus providing $24.000,000 la be spent. He also pointed out that the American. Soybean Association »-as financed by a charge ol one-fifth i of a cent per bushel, hut that some' of the biggest producers failed to pay this volunteer assessment. County Agent Keith Bilbrey of Blytheville, who Introduced Mr. Hughes, told the contest entrants that '.'the American Soybean ,\s- scciation Is doing very fine work and the farmer benefits tremendously from It." Mr. Rilbrcy said lhat stornpo f^_ cilities were now available in" Mississippi County for 1,350,000 bushels, including bins provided at buyers' points. Storages Ups Price A survey revealed, he said, that North Mississippi County soybean storage capacity on farms totaled 430.000 bushels. The storage program has made it possible to get bottcr- than-expccted prices this year he said. Soybeans, he said, have become the No> 2 crop here because they WAR (Continued from paee 1) Friday night attack on the north- cast edge of Koto. For a time the Koto airstrip, still needed for evacuation of wounded, was closed by fire. But It was reopened later. C-17s Make Landin K At daylight Saturday, C-47s oe- gan landing and-taking; off from the field. Waves of Allied warplanes — grounded by weather „ Friday — pounded the Chinese positions along the escape route. From the smith could be heard the booming of U.S. artillery blasting approaches to the breakout road. MacBeth said the chances were good for smashing through the Chinese wnll. But In isolated Koto he presumably was unaware of the new threat mounted by the four or more flanking Red Chinese divisions. "The ronils leading out of here (Koto) are narrow and slippery." MfieBeth reported. "They" wind down off the plteau into the valley but we will make it nil risrht. The losses will be very costly but we will mnke it." . Third Division staff officers withheld the location of the Chinese Red divisions sweenin-r behind .the Allied retreat column. B",t one said: i "It looks like they are trying a ftoub.'e envelopment movement aimed at blocking the road in force well south of the brcako::t column " The Chinese 51!h autl GUh divisions nnd ncfsibly the nth d(vf?in n were reported moving south wcl' ro the east of the gome road. The Chinese 89th and powiblv one more division were reported threatening frrm the west. "We nre re'dv for them." the staff officer s^'rl. "\Vn arc confident we can hold the road open." County School Officials Hold State Meeting About Si Arkansas comity school supervisors attended the quarterly meeting conducted In the House Chamber of the State Capitol in Little Rock Thursday and Friday. several supervisors from over (he state were unable to attend because at the bad weather conditions, John Mayes, IVfississIppi County school supervisor who returned from the meeting ' yesterday, said this morning. Among Hie topics discussed, according to Mr. Mayes, was one concerning changing the time of school elections from September back to March. Another Issue discussed wa s the changing (he (line of school enumeration from April 1-Mav 1 period to a period starting "April 15 and ending May 15. Officials stated that since so many school reports were made May 1, (his move would help scatter reports over a longer period and simplify the school administrations work. Both proposals must be acted upon by the State Legislature before becoming effective. Also under discussion was a plan to conserve text books because of the high price of such books at the present time. Text book prices have Increased GO per cent during the past few years, Mr. Mayes said. It was announced that the federal government had asked for a school plant survey and had asked the Administration Division of the State Board of Education to set up a program to prevent a district from completing a building program suitable for its immediate needs and finding out several years later that its program is not adequate. Anna Rosenberg Hearing Goes On WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. My_ There will be more testimony next week in a Senate Investigation of charges that Mrs. Anna M. Rosenberg once attended Communist meetings. The hearing reached a peak yesterday when the woman President Truman appointed assistant secretary of defense met one of her accusers—a former Communist—in a face-to-face dispute. Russell said the hearings must continue to hear additional witnesses who have been subpoenaed or have asked to testify. They will be resumed Monday. Negro Deaths Kites to Be Sunday for James T. Turner Services for J?mes Thomas Turner. 18, will be conducted at Home Funeral Home chapel Sunday nt 2 p.m. by Rev. Simmons. Turner died at the home of his son. Sylvester Turner, on South loth Street Tuesday. Survivors include five sons James Kansas City. Mo.: George. Tacoma' Wash.: Horace. Detroit: Willie Co- li-mbus. Mo.: and Sylvester Turner of Blyiheville. B-'rin.l will be in Sanely Hici«e Cemetery. HELD OVER! Saturday & Sunday Adults Only! Adm. 50c Love Mad Youths Traveling the Rood to Destruction . . . GINGER BRITTON in "SOULS IN PAWN" —PLUS— 2 Especially Selected "GIRLESK" Short Subjects are high, they are drouth mid water- resistant and are suited for crop rotation in this area. Both Mr. Bilbrey and Mr. Knan- penbergcr commended the Jaycee-s for sponsoring the annual Soybean yii-Id Contests. Mr. Knappenber.Kcr salt! srybeans would continue to be the No.'2 crop in Mississippi County because they fit in with crop rotation programs. Charles Moore, president of (.he Jaycees. served as master ol ceremonies. To Be Held Tomorrow Services for Draner Green who fMert FrMiy night at M, home in Luxora at the age of 48. will be conducted Sundav at 1 p. m i;i Zj- n Cbnnel Baptist Church by Rev I H. Harvey. : Burial, win be In Evadalc Cemetery. Survivors Include his father. John Williams. Memphis; four brothers and four sisters. Caston Funeral Home is in charge. Sunday and Monday HERE COME THE BATTLIN' BOZOS WHO BAZOOKA'D THEIR WAY TO GLORY! --§R§-pj.&;SOaE® BATURDAY, DECEMBER I, 19M DOCTOR OF YEAR—Dr. Dean Sherwood Luce, 74, of Canton, Mass., above, was named family doctor of the year by members of the American Medical Association, meeting in Cleveland, O. Dr. Luce, son ot an old-time Yankee sea captain, has been practicing medicine since 1905. He was described by a patient as "the epitome of the oJd-fime physician, soft-spoken, kind, wise and vigorous." EDSON Continued from Pftg* 4 dam and 280.000 kw. power plant »t Clark-Hill on the Savannah River. It if about 24 miles upitrun from the H-bomb plant »1U. Clark Hill Is now scheduled for completion In 1952-54. but the work could presumably, be speeded up. H-Bomb Plant Rale* Priority Power from this $16.000,000 project was originally Intended to Ufc> care ot normal commercial and rlK dentlal growth. But a government installation like the Savannah Hirer AEC plant would presumably get first claim on such . power If demanded in national defense .Interest. . • • 'Still farther upstream is the Ml. of another authorized Army Eniti neers' dam and 90.000 kw power plant at Hartwell. Engineering ha« been started on this $68,000 000 pro Ject, but ground has not been brok en. It is now scheduled for com" pletion in 1953. m- Southeastern Power Administration has opened offices at Elbertcn Ga., near Hartwell. Ben Crelm tor mer Bonneville engineer and' Bu reau of Reclamation regional manager in the west, is SPA head Diverting Clark Hill and Hart«ell power to the H-bomb mater als' plans- will only aggravate Th. growing power shortage'of th, sarea It would make power cut-backs and brown-outs Inevitable, only solution will build other hydroelectric power plants now author- ised by Congress, plus still greater steam plant expansion by Georela Power. South Carolina Electric other private utilities. Big Four Parley MayBeUpcoming Western Diplomats . Agree 'In Principle' To Meet Russia PARIS, Dec. a. -UP) -Diplomats of ;he Big Tiiree Western powers igrceri "In principle" today-to meet Russia in four-power talks In an effort to reduce world tension. The British and American ambassadors concluded a conference with French foreign office officials by agreeing on the general content of three separate notes the three governments will send to the Soviet Union. The notes will answer the Russian suggestion of Nov. 3 that four- power talks be held on Germany. It was learned authoritatively that the Western diplomats rejected the proposal of meeting solely to discuss Germany, but will agree to a big four meeting on all the world's problems. It was believed , here that tUc three, notes would specify certain si'b.1ccts the big four should discuss before tackling the German prob- Thcse probably would Include the Austrian Treaty of Independence which is being blocked by Russia after more than.three yenrs of four- nower negotiations, and the Far Eastern situation, including Korea and the Japanese Peace Treaty. Aftfee Leaves For Ottawa NEW ' YORK. Dec. .». M>,-Prim e Minister. Clement Attlce of Great Britain took off from International Airport here at 10:20 a m (EST) today for Ottawa to confer with Canadian'Prime Minister Louis st Laurent on (he international crisis' Aitleo came here yesterday from Washington where he and President Truman concluded a series of conferences with an agreement, that there would bo no appeasement against Communist aggression RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Saturday "Cherokee Uprising" WHIP WILSO.V Also Cartoon. & Stria! Saturday Owl Show Holiday Rhythm Mary Btth H B gh« Wallj- Bernan Sun., Mon.,: & Tu«. Cecile Aubry ift Jack Hawkin: rC Micfia«l Renm'e Air Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Ph. 58 rr Saturday Cow Town GENE AUTRY rr Saturday Owl Show "BETWEEN MipNicH AND DAWN" EDMUND O'BRIEN Sunday & Monday "Return of Frontiersman " Gordon McRae J. London THEATRE 201!) West Main Open Weekdays 6:45 Show Sl»rts,7:00 Saturdays & Sundays l:M Always a Double Feature . Saturday Trigger Man Johnny Mack Brown Raymond Hatton RAGING SEA ADVENTURE? Sat. Owl Show 11:30 t Ret! Comedy angk Land S«ri»l Sunday * Monday .!< .* Latest News

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