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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 226 Blythevllle Dally Newi Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald MIS3OUKZ BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1950 'Ki><aw srnrPTimv- n •• —courier News Photos . n BI/UU luKh—n todays arrival of more snow persists, enough may fall for Blytheville snowrmn . _ to construct additions to the samples shown here. At upper left a snow Santa Claul If tZTh Bobbie Jean Davis and Mavis Clampitt m the yard o, the K H. Ford home, 502 u.merale TEN PAGES Yule Parade Set for Tonight Postponed twice already, tlip jmniml fv,,.; 0 tw, n ^ n 1~ • '.'__•_ _ , ... . . .. »1^^ " SS - h «> be hold > Members of the sponsoring Rctai Merchants Division Chamber o] Commerce met this 'morning nnd decided that another postponement was impractical since many of the floats laklng part in the parade had been constructed and trucks carrying them could not be tied up indefinitely. Officials 'stated-that'the parade would be held at 7:30 unless it wa. absolutely impossible to do so. Godsey Gets 15 Years For Wrecking Train William Leathel Godsey, 15-ycar-oid tlirill train-wrecker of near Holland, Mo., has been .sentenced, to 15 years in prison on a charge of second degree murder, it was learned from Pemiscot county of He ills vat Caruthersville this morning °«"cisus Godsey had been originally charged with first degree murder for sawing a lock, smashing a warning signal, and throwing n switch which caused the wreck ol a Memphis-to St. Louis passenger Irain and the death of the engineer rear Holland. July 22. The original chaige had been Arkansas forecast: Fair and warmer this'afternoon and tonight. MILD Tuesday fair and mild. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy southeast tonight, otherwise gen erally fair tonight and Tuesday C rmer east an dsoutli tonight : tonight 20 northeast elsewhere 24-30; . high Tuesday 35-40 northeast to middle 40's southwest Minimum this morning—24. Maximum yesterday—35 Minimum Sunday morning—24 Maximum Saturday—45 Minimum this morning—22 Maximum yesterday—38. Sunset today—4:50. Sunrise tomorrow—6:57. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—61.97. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—30. Normal mean temperature (or December—415. This l)ate Ijst }>ar Maximum ycstcrdayf-62!', '. J»linim'um ihis morning—50. "Precipitation Jan. 1 to Ihis date waived by Prosecuting Attorney Elmer Peal when young Gorisey pleaded guilty to the charge for which he was sentenced. t Sentence had been deferred o Judge L. H. Shull [lending a thorough investigation of the case b a State Parole Officer. The officer reporlcd his findings ' '•"'-- Shull lasl Friday alter : Judge sentenced young The young son of a sharecropper had claimed he was inspired by a Western movie he had just seen and wrecked tlic train for a "thrill Engineer Ira Woods of Chaffee ^•J™ s kiiled ln tne smash-up and Fireman Fred Surman, Sr.. also of Cnaficee, suffered second degree to Judge which th Godsey. y fi "°l Attempt to Get Toys for Underprivileged ' 'Children Starts Tuesday A «na] attempt to obtain enough toys to give underprivileged children at the annual Klwonls- Junior chamber of Commerce niorr P W1 " ** mBde lo ~ ( « An ^ rlier drive Produced some tovs but not enough, according lo Coieman Stevens, chairman of • the Jaycec committee. Used anr broken' toys will be Picked up by trucks tomorrow. A Mund truck *lll be used to call attention to the drive. vtlf/'m 5*^, repalrert at Blythe- v lie High School, the toys will be given youngsters at the Christmas hou^c. Hl '^ Jaycee club ' Persons' with-; toys ( o donate may contact Mr. Slevens at 3479, James Gardner at 3272 or Freeman Robinson »t 4239. In case .the parade Is not held, the floats will still be judged and prizes will be awarded as originally planned. Ten floats sponsored by while organizations and two sponsored by Negro groups are slated to take part In the parade as well as bands from Osceola,'Dell. Caruthersville, Mo and Blytheville. They will be competing for prizes totaling S485. the .most ever offered In the annual affair. ,,., S , C ^ crtl " e<! to Irat > 'he parade which will begin at the east end " Main street and proceed west. Is 'sked Toxa 1 )] and his white •i™ SO ,, takln8 part "'"' bc a Santa British Use Bayonets In Singapore Riots SINGAPORE, Dec. 11. (API-British U-oops with bayonets movec Into the riot-torn streets of Singapore tonight to battle fanatical mob. stirred to » frenzy by the court fight between a Dutch mother and * Malayan nurse for custody ol » white child. " " ; Hundreds of soldiers In truck; Mid-SouthCotton Growers Want Labor Guarantee Farmers Ask Assurance Crop Can Be Tended And Picked in 1951 MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. II. (AP —Mid-South cotton producers war a guarantee that enough labor wi be on hand to harvest the hug crop the government asked thei to plant net year. This was the main point decide at a meeting here yesterday by rep lesentatives of cotton men in Ar kansas. Tennessee, Missouri, Missis sippi and Louisiana. The federal government has ask ed for 10.000,008 bales to meet an emergency defense requirements 1 1951, and to ease the world-wld shortage of raw cotton. Producers said unless there is as surance the Increased average- about 60 per cent over this year's— can be tended and picked fanner cannot be epected to extend the! planting. A committee or three delegate from each state was formed to mce here Dec. 18 to draft recommenda lions on points discussed. C. R Sayre, president of Mississippi' huge Delta and Pine Land Com pany, was elected chairman I>esir c Is Not Question In outlining the producers posi lion, Snyre said: 'It is not a question of whethe we want to grow 16,000,000 bales but whether we can. without re quired labor, insecticides, fertilize and machinery, meet the goal the have set for us." One. Idea set forth by the pro ducers was to bring In more~Mexi can labor during the cotton chop ping and picking seasons They held that the present bon requirements, insuring the retun of the worker to Mexico, should be changed hA minimize, the responsl 6»ftyof'employers: —'.''•- VVJ ' Child Labor Law Hinder. And they said the child labor lav should be modified 'during th. emergency to .permit childr* ti help to a greater degree in tti&cot ton harvest. While urging a guarantee of plentiful labor, the producers also sale they seriously doubt the 90 per cen or parity price support now In ef feet is high enough i o Insure tha the required acreage be planted. They said the department of agriculture should consider the pos sibilily of higher price supports, nnd the possibility of stockpiling n par of any excess crop which may d c Late Bulletins- WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. (AP) -The Marine Corps announced today the First Marine Division suffered more than 30 per cent casualties in ILs desperate and successrul fight to break out ol a Chinese trap in Korea WASHINGTON, I) M . u. (AP) —Persons suspected of Communist activities may refuse lo answer grand jury questions, the supreme Court ruled today. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. (AP) —A bill extending federal rent controls until next March 31 .cleared Its last congressional hurdle today and went to President Truman. He Is expected to sign it. Chancery Court Session Begins The December session of Chsin- ceiy Court R-B.S conducted today In thc court room' of thc Blytheville Court House with Chancellor C. M Buck presiding. This will be the final session over which Chancellor Buck will preside. The newly-elected chancellor, W. Leon Smith, will take over after Jnn. * Dredge Blast Victims Get Damages in Pemiscot Court CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. Dec. 11 -* ^emiscot Circuit Court this "g awarded damages totaling ,™ three Carulhcrsvillc, Mo., vomen whose husbands were killed " ""> explosion of a dredge near Ark., Oct. 30. , |ourt ordered thc Mississippi 'and and Gravel Company I Kurtz, $10.000, Mr^ plal of a defendant found negligent ° r 5uch negligence. The C0lr ' pani ' was Persons were * . arui M ". Mi $4,000 by authority Jotles Act ' elgllt , w , '" the explosion,. the cause t which has never been determined, Ed James, sesretary-treasurer and general manager of the defendant company, stated investigation had failed to reveal the cause, the spokesman of the Coast Guard Board of Investigation who also investigated the tragedy said that, thc cause probably never would be determined. The explosion and fire which followed destroyed thc drcdlge and damaged several vessels within thc vicinity. Bodies of several of ihc victims vvere not discovered imtil several days later. Killed were Mr. Krulz. Harry fields. Earl Wallace, Paul Godsey Jr.. Paul Godsey, Sr., and-Edward Rush, all of Caruthersville; William A. Smith of Wilson and John Whitney Purser of Helen*. raced through the downtown sectors where the mobs were battling police, attacking Europeans am overturning and burning aulomo bites. About 5,000 Malayans stormed fo three hours at the-supreme eour building, where a hearing was un clcrway on an appeal to return th 13-year-old child, Maria Berth Hertogh, to her Malay foster moth er and her Moslem schcolteache husband. Then thousands of fanatic Mos lems raged toward the Catlioli convent, where the girl and he Dutch mother were reported In hid ing. They threatened to kidnap th child and burn the convent "if i took all night." After eight hours, Hie mobs stl were throwing stones and bottle beating up Europeans, especial! Dutchmen, and attacking vehicles Several European women attacked with bottles and ,„„;*. HIM a police officer said there wcr reports some white children hm cen kidnapped as hostages fo Shot. Are Fired Shots were fired and tear ga bombs hurled as police battled tc break up the mobs. Thousands o Moslems flocked to the big Sultan Mosque where priests told them th court decision giving custody o .Bertha to her Dutch mother nl fronted and violated the Mohamme dan religion. • Authorllies .feared the religious outbreak, at a time when the en tire Far East Is in a ferment, would Bravely endanger security and offer ^opportunity for Communist sab- Marriage Annulled Bertha was 'lurned over to Mrs Adeline Hertogh nine days ago b the supreme court after a prolonged hearing m which Malayans Indians and Chinese displayed preat interest. The court also annulled the marriage of the child to a Mohammedan. The mother claimed she gave the child to Che Aminah, Malnya, nurse in Java, in 1942, for safe keeping. During the war the Her- toghs ..were In a Japanese prisoi camp. 'Hie mother lost trace of the child until two years ago. THe Malayan foster mother claimed; th. chjld bad,been given to, her but right, -and :tiad ral 5 e*>yner in the Moslem.riHigtoo Attorneys for Mrs Hertogh contended Maria's marriage -was Intendwi to circumvent the mother's efforts': lo get her back Jamesf. Wood Killed-in Korea Relatives Didn't Know Former Blytheville Man Was in Service Pvt. James Filmore Wood, son John L. wood, night patrolman „„ the Blytheville air base, was killed m action In Korea Dec. 2, his fall, er said this morning. Mr. wood received a telegram from the Marine Corps Commandant last week telling him ol his son's death. His relatives had no idea he wax service, believing thal.he was watch-repair shop >till operating n Memphis. Pvt. wood. 31, had served live and a halt years during World War II and had served In boll, the European and Pacific tlicalre-s. He was discharged shortly alter he end of the war and worked as a meat-cutter and walch repair man n Memphis since his discharge. Pvt. wood attended school ... Slytheville and was a graduate oi Blylhevllle High School. He had worked in various meat markets in Blytheville prior to his ntering the service the first Lime. Survivors in addition lo his falh- r include three aunts, Mrs Belle rail, 101 Wcsl Rose; Mrs. sallle Wilson, Scnath, Mo., and Mrs. Mary Kolwlcfc, living somewhere In Ten- -eMce. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: T & T : \rner Tobacco ,] naconda Copper eth Steel . 152 1-4 . G4 3-8 . 37 5-8 . 46 1-2 . 68 „ oca Cola ] 19 icn Motors lontgomcry Ward Y Central nt Harvester ... C Penney pubjic Steel ... :adlo . ' ocony vacuum ! tudebakcr tandard of N J Corp ears S Steel ] outhern Pacific -4 46 63 18 3-8 31 1-8 68 41 .1-8 -2 2 7-8 3-8 16 24 28 84 5-8 76 3-4 53 40 63 1-4 New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Iar 4175. 4180 4\34 4IG6J ' 4105. S127 1002 1I21 I „ -' • 4062 4080 +050 4070 Oct. . ...... 3703 3725 3698 3713' SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS UN Able to Battle Red Chinese/M'Arthur Says General Pays Secret Visit To Warfront TOKYO, Dec. 11. (AP) — General lUuaArtliur flew to Korea today for a hard look nl his heavily-hit United Nations command. He said it remains unbeaten, relatively secure, and able to 'battle the Chinese hordes. His secret visit to both the northwest and northeast fronts came as the last elements' of 25,000 bone- cow, unshaven American Marines a"d douehboy s streamed down onto thc iiiiixhung coastal plain from a series of Red traps near changjln Reservoir. A huge fleet stood off Hamhung's port Of Ilungnam. But whether It would evacuate the weary outnumbered U. s. 10th Corps units in the northeast remained to be seen- The northwest front wns relatively quiet. There was a note of guarded optimism In MncArthur's statement to correspondents alter he returned o Tokyo, from bis quick trip to Hie warfronls. lie had conferred on-the-spol with his top generals •The United Nations command, in spite of Its recent heavy righting is in excellent shape with hlgli morale and conspicuous self confidence," the u. N. commander said. Although heavily outnumbered It nas come through in ' R superior manner. . : "The enunyV claims of United aliims losses In men and material arc fantastically exaggerat- Truman Plant Bi- partisan Meet— 'National Emergency' Declaration Weighed WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. (AP)-Prcsident Truman today gave ntonsestudy to declaring . national emergcucy-posslbly to be followed by wnge-prlcc conlrols-and asked both Democratic and Re- ' publican congressional leaders to meet will, him Wednesday Senator Tart m-ohlo) wa s one invited to a White House meeting at 10 a,,, Wednesday, n was the first time TM. head of the senate OOP Policy Committee, has been brought into the emergency con- SUlUHtOMS, A White House announcement said the group was being called to discuss matters concerning the proclaiming of a natiorj emer- gcncy and related mutters." Indications were the administration was deciding action In the waec-pi-ico field must be taken without nmch furthef delay iherc were hints somell,in e may he done before the week's e,-d Conn "['™,Tl"l of the ,'Jron. , H T, T U °"' call v'n ;""", T" Ule Ni " 10 '"" st " ls 'or defense re H ,an the BltuMlou.deniimdliiB drastic government action. Enl ' ly ' " ctlne fwWontW press secretary aff " aVC "<"' «*">-»'« a nationwide broad"' th ' S Weck «o'«,ialnt the people with ed. H'o are ftein? farced f<> give ground bul our flighting capacity has suffered little general Impairment" He' added that Ihe Chinese Kedt. hail liiiiiMi | n a p |,, n ,, lo encompass our destruction by one mn.ssive stroke." "All our units are intact and the losses Inflicted on the enemy jinve been staggering-estimated by local commanders hi the field as high as 10 to one compared to our own," MacArthur said. It-was thc general's first statement to correspondents on the Korean campaign since he personally directed the Allied end-the-war offensive at daybreak Nov. 24—a push turned.Into a full retreat the'night of Nov.'25'by bugle-blaring hordes of Chinese infantry.. • - It was evident that MacArthur was concerned seriously about the condition of his forces, particularly See WAR on Page 10 " ' LIN Delegates Seek Find Terms QJ.New Korean Peate Proposa/ lie plan India's Sir Benegal Rau, leader of the peace efforts, said he still had lecelved no word from the Chinese Communists as to whether to hnll at the 38th Parallel. ' Details were kept secret, but Informed quarters said the resolution would Include an appeal for a cease- ire and probably would urge creation of a demilitarized buffer zone along tile 38th Parallel, The conrurencc was held while .he Political Committee. In a rncar- >y-room, continued its debate on a six-power resolution demanding withdrawal of the Chinese Reds from Korea. A spokesman for the United States said the U.S. would not comment on the 13-natlon plan until they saw It In Its tlnal form U.S. May Go Along He said, however, the U.S. delegation would be Inclined to go along vllh the proposal ir It Is based solely on thc military situation and has no political connotation. Thc U.S. so lar has refused lo deal with Pelping In such a way as to imply recognition of It as a legal government. There has bcon no hint t might modify Hits posillon Washington has Insisted, that the u.N. Is Ihe proper forum for the iCKoliatlons. Inclusion of a proposal for direct egollnllons — Instead of through he U.N.—might be one of thc "ob- ectionablc qualifications" which he State Department said yester- ay It would oppose In a ceasefire evolution. Rau said he had not discussed Us Ideas with the Americans, ire also said he did not know whether ho Chinese Reds would agree to ny plan he might propose Rau briefed Jebb on the rcsolu- lon and also rilled him In on talks >e held Saturday with Chinese •ommunist representative Wu Hslu- Chuan. . Wu's Slaltmcntj Rau said Wu told him: 1. Communist China wants the !MIng to end as early as possible. iui wu made no suggestions as to ow this could be accomplished Rau added. 2. Petplng careful at- entlon to the 13-natlon appeal to top at thc 38lh Parallel, but would ive no assurances Red troops would o this. Events on thc baltlefield vu said, would show the Chinese nswcr. - ' 1 Hurt in Wrecks in Missco resulted from the series'of unrelated accidents. " " * °" e """' Waterworks Bond Vote at Joiner Delayed The walcrworks bond issue el- ccllon scheduled to be held In Joiner tomorrow has been postponed until Dec, 10. Mayor H'. p Howcr- ton today reminded residents of that city. The election, to decide a $17000 revenue bond Issue to finance extension of a waterworks system to be constructed In Joiner, w as advanced when it W as found that an error in maturity dates had been made in legal advertisement Joiner has no water system A total of $40,000 In revenue bonds will he sold under a city ordinance to finance Installation of thc system. The S17.000 would be used for improving and enlarging this system later. Polling places for thc election follow: Ward One, Farmers Gin; Ward Two, City pump House; Ward Three. City jail; and Ward Tour Joiner Lumber Co. N. 0. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Mar 4155 4160 4114 4H7 May . ..... 409fi 4!20 4081 4105 July 4052 4067 4038 4058 Oct 3699 3716 3681 3700 Soybeans High Low Close J.lll 296}; 292»; 296?i Mch 297*1 294 207',4 May 297',i 293 297',4 July 296!', 292-}i 296 J.S. Cuts Rubber for Tires WASHrNOTON, Dec. j|. M»,_Tlie government today ordered a cut on thc use of natural rubber In new automobile llrcs. The Nalional Production Authority announced that in January and February manufacturers must reduce the consumption of natural rubber by 28 per cent from November levels. NPA said Ha January and February quotas—despite Ihe redw.- Ucn In natural rubber uses-still remains al approimalely 90,000 tons The cut-back In natural rubber allotments will be made up by ad- dlllonal supplies ot synthetic rubber. > Ferrcll Benjamin, 30, Memphis truck driver, and t Manuel Gray, 30 and Willie Jean Gordon, 30 Bas- selt Negroes, were injured when the traller-lruck driven by Mr Ferrell crashed Into Ihe rear of the car l n which the Negro couple was riding on south Highway 61 near KvarlaJe at 12:10 ».m. today. , Mr. Benjamin was reported "resting well" al Methodist Hospital today. He Is suffering from a broken right arm and possible Internal in- Juries. His condition was listed as Gray was reported In a fair condition at John Gaston Hospital He suffered a lacerated scalp and contusions. Officers said the Gordon woman was taken to a Memphis hospital but she apparently was treated elsewhere. Attendants at John Gaston Hospital, which has thc only Negro wards in Memphis, said they had no record of her admittance. According to state Trooper Don walker, cause of the truck-car pileup has not been determined but nc quoted Ferrell as saying that the car In which the Negroes were riding stopped suddenly on front of his truck. Trooper walker said he has not talked to the two Negroes as yet. Car Demolished The car, Trooper Walker said was demolished In the collision and thc truck and trailer were heavily damaged. He estimated damage to Sec WKKCK on l'a;c 10 SANTA Big hcodocries from little pro- crastinations grow— shop now!

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