The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 12, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 227 Blythevllle Efcily New* Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blyth'evllla Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST M1SSOUIU BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1950 SIXTEEN PAGES Truman to Talk On. World Crisis WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. (AP)—President Truman is arranging- to address (he American people by radio Friday or Saturday night on the world situation and the home trout steps he believes are necessary as a result of the threat of war. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS FIRST-PLACE FLOAT- "The Good Ship I«m,op" noat entere/by the Olri ScouT^ne , ma°ted7a'oOO 0hrWra " "itncssed by Tlils was learned today from high White House sources, unquotable by name. At the same time, there was official word of the brondeiilng of the conference Mr. Truman has called for tomorrow with congressional leaders of both parties. Chairman George (D-Ga) of the Senate Finance Committee was added to the group of Senators and Representatives Mr. Truman will consult at 10 a.m. tomorrow on plans for the proclamation of n national emergency—a step expected to be preliminary to a rapid series of moves placing the country's economy on virtually a wnr footing. Secretary of State Acheson. Sectary of Defense Marshall and Sec- Singapore Riots Bring All-Night Curfew on City 14 Dead, 140 Hurt As Religious Factions Battle Over Girl's Fate SINGAPORE. Dec. 12. (JP/—Police clamped a dusk-Uj-dawn curfew on riot-torn Singapore tonight.' The toll from two days or lighting over the fate of a Moslem-reared Dutch girl rose to 14 dead and more than 140 injured. Soldiers fired at a charging mob in the eastern section of the Island tonight and four Chinese were reported killed. Efforts were being made by Moslem leaders, however, to calm their followers. The British colony's Supreme Court meanwhile, ruled today that the girl's Roman Catholic Dutch mother could take 13-year-old Maria Bertha Hertogh back" to Hoi"mm*** . r ; '"..{lie Malaj^wbminiwho for/eight i ;years, reared : . fieri; anft.VbS. the'-Mos-- leirt -schoolteacher '•' MarlR' ; ^Bertha married last.summer.-,— .. "- : r : . - ^Rbiinf .Continues '":' * V "" Fighting, 'which began wit'h-.-'i mob attack yesterday on -.the-"sit pr.eme • Court building,' continued inline, city's ;twp-mile sijuare Moslem quarferv it was cordoned 6ft by baydnet-weilding police arid ,_ . British troops and armored cars. Elsewhere in the city violence was subsiding. Two Associated Press correspondents, Bureau Chief Tom Masterson and Pulilzer Prize Winner Larry Allen, were injured when a mob attacked and burned their car last night. Hospital authorities said neither was In a critical contiiton. Party Rebellion Hits Ceylon Reds COLOMBO, Ceylon, Dec. 12. ftPf— A rebellion inside Ceylon's Communist Tarty has broken out. Rank and file members demonstrated be- lore their party headquarters yesterday protesting against years of "dictatorial behavior" by members of the all-powerful Politburo. The outbreak was sparked by the Politburo's action In suspending eight members on charges of, "disruptive activities." Angry party members charged that their eight comrades were not even present when Investigation of the charges were made. Weather A ern fore en si: Fair Ibis aft- ii^iiHA.fs lurccnsi: rair tms alt- ""^ ^mct jonn txxst loon, tonight and Wednesday. No re P" r t<!cl the Installation . ^ . . ""O Parking" signs on th fees'' FAIR Important temperature changes. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and \Ved- J ncsday, drizzle this atternoon in extreme southeast portion, occasional freezing drizzle tonight over most of stnte and southeast and extreme south Wednesday forenoon; not much change in temperature; low tonight 25-30, high Wednesday 45 southwest. Minimum this morning—30. Maximum yesterday—33. Sunset today—!:50. Sunrise tomorrow—6:58. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m today—.025. Snow—'i In. Total since Jan. 1—61.97. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—31.a. Normal mean temperature tor December—41.9. This Dale I.»sf Vc»r Maximum yesterday—48 Minimum this morning—75. Precipitation Jon. I to this date M.22. uring youngsters dressed as band members „._ ...„,„„„„„ 0 „„„„ $100 second prize in last night's annual Christmas parade, sponsored Chamber of Commerce. • - " . r pictures on Page 10) ^ • ' .*-' . -,., v ; .• . - "' i^-. W relary of the Treasury Suyder also were asked to be present for tomorrow's meeting with tile congressional group. White House officials, who did not want to be Identified, said wage and price controls me ineviiable and that every effort will be made to speed establishment of the machinery lo put them Into effect as early as possible. Controls Pose 1'rulilems They said it will take thousands of People to administer nncl enforce price control regulations and that there Is no way of saying at this time how soon the first controls can be put into effect. President Truman met with his Cabinet for nearly an hour this forenoon, discussing the emergency. Later, he talked with chairman Cyrus Chlng -jf the newly-appointed Wage Stabilization Board; Alan Valentine, who heads up the whole Economic Stabilization Program; Priee Administrator Michael V. Disalle, and Chirrnuin w. Stuart Symington of the National Security Resources llonici sat in on this meeting. Ohlng told reporters afterward that a main purpose of the While House call was to introduce other members of the wage board to the'President. •Asked when "wage-controls might be expected. Chine said:"I don't know and if i did I couldn't tell you:" Attorney General McGratli was asked after the Cabinet meeting if he had given the president n list of his mobilization .powers. McGrath replied thai anything to be said would have to come from the White House. At the capitol. Senate Democratic Leader Lucas (111) told reporters he doubted that any new legislation would be required of Congress as 3. result of a declaration ol national emergency. ' * No More Toner Needed Lucas said he believes Mr. Truman already has all the powers he would need to handle any step- up in mobilization. Lucas talked to newsmen after a closed meeting of Democratic Senators at which the possibility of UN Abandons Most Of N. Korea to Reds Sea Evacuation UN Receives Far East, KoreanSettlementPlan LAKE SUCCESS, Dec. 12. (fl>}-T!,c United Slales and Hrltal,, loiliiy Ilirew Ilieir support behind a Middle K-asl-Aslan proposal to seek a basis for a Korean crasc-flrc. The 11. s. insisted. howcvcV, thai other Asian pi'ubk-ms cannot be illscussed until the Korea fighting ends. lly MAX IIAIlIliaSON' LAKE SUCCESS, Dec. 12. <AP>-Twelve Asian and Middle East countries today laid before the United Nations a double-barreled peace plan designed lo hall the fighting In Korea and resolve other Pur Eastern problems. The plan was embodied In two resolutions worked out in a series of closeil-tlooi- conferences and circulated just before the Political Committee ol the General Assembly met this morning. The resolutions were transmuted to tbe State Department Immediately by the U. s. delegation. A spokesman said the delegation would not comment until It had received high-level reaction Irom Washington. One of the proposals would create a three-man cfcmilssion, headed by Assembly president Nasrollah En- tezam of Iran, lo "determine the basis on which a satisfactory cease- flic In Korea can be arranged." The olher two members would be named by En'tczam. Informed quarters said this formula was adopted lo meet U.S. objections U) an outright cease-fire, which might leave the way open for a continued bulhl-up of Chinese Communist forces In Korea. The three-man boily would get the Interested countries to agree to fixed conditions lor halting the conflict. 7-N'alIoii^-Boily l^nvlsugcit .*•" The second proposal wpuld create another' commission 'tb meet as soon as possible and make recommendations' for settling all Issues In K thc Par East. The sponsors left » i, , ••."" - f«ooi«..n,.> ui in ,inc far iiast. THC sponsors left a-national emergency .-.proclamation' ft. up to the Assembly to form this wa&vhscu sed',*if . -VJ i r^miuii i™ v,i.i t\,s., -A....I > ••' but they'envisaged "a Anual Parade : An estimated 15,000 persons braved near-freezing weather last ni«ht and lined Main Street to watch thel9oO Christmas Parade sponsored by thsMerchants Division of the Blytheville chamber of Commerce. • The parade had been twice postponed due to bad weather, but the threat of more snow held off last night and spectators had only the cold to contend with. Picked by a panel of three judges ..s the best float In the parad'e was the "Good -Ship Lollipop" manned by the Blytheville Girl Scout Lone Troop Association. For their float, the largest and most elaborate in the procession the Girl Scouts won the first prize of S200. This float was a large replica of a paddle-wheel steamer, red and white with trim and bearing a Council to Hear Traffic Proposal Committee to Report On Plan to Reduce Hazards Near School The City Council U scheduled to hear a plan for reducing traffic hazards in the vicinity of Central School. tonight, when a three-man committee is to report at the monthly meeting in city Hall at 8 p.m. Alderman U o. Nash, chairman, said today the committee would outline the proposal for added "school zone" signs and a new type warning light at Ohickasawba and Sixth Streets. The study was begun alter Parent-Teachers Association representatives requested city action Nov. 14. Part of their request already has been carried out. Pol ; ce . Chief John Foster today of four • o -"S..O kjn vhc north side of Chtckasawba as a first step m the safety plan. Chief Foster and Alderman J. L. (Jodie) Nabers arc other committee members. decorated in candy-stripe cargo of Girl Scouts and Lollipops. The float was designed and constructed by Coady Eaton and decorated by Girl Scout leaders. The second place award of SUM' 1 ' went to the Band Mothers for their "oat, which featured youngsters portraying a "miniature" version of the high school band and majorettes. High School I'TA Is Third The High School Parent-Teachers Association woi. the S50 third-place award for n. float showing Santa Claus and his elfin helpers at work m their toy shop. Fourth-play winner, which received a $25 award, was the float entered by Sudbury PTA. [t showed Santa Glaus taking telephone requests for presents and giving the orders" to his helpers to -x filled PTA's float. "Old Woman Wright Heads Bar Association Percy A. Wright was elected president o/ Blytheville's Bar Association when that group held its annual meeting at the Razorback yestorday. Other officers elected Include Frank Douglas, vice-president; and w. s. Rader, secretary-treasurer. Mr. Wright who served as vice' president last year, succeeds J. Graham Stirtbury as president of the association. Mr. Racier succeeds James Gardner. In othsr action, ( the group, through Judge G. E keck, recognized Chancellor c. M. Buck who Is enrliiig. his term as chancellor of th$ Second Division of the ]2lh chancery District Mr. Sun-bury" presided over Hie meeting. •....-•• Percy A. Wright THIHI) PLACE FLOAT-Winnlng the third-place prize ot $50 was this float cntcrcdbyhenlo School Parent-Teachers Association. H showed Santa Clau., and his helpers at work In their toy shop Directors Named For Blytheville Y James Terry, Miss Winnie Turner and Mrs. Glenn tadd were reelected members of the Y's board of directors, it was announced today by J. P. Oarrott. Y secretary. Ne«- members elected to the board include Kendall Berry, Richard Jiedel and Boss Stevens. C. L. McWaters was elected lo i-omplctc the term of Lloyd H. Wise, . , Army reservist win is expecting to be called to active duty. Soybeans Jan Men May .......... July .......... High 298' Low 295 236V. 295'.4 235 li 205 298',i 296 29514 N. O. Cotton Open Hii^i 4123 4154 4094 4118 404S 4077 3686 3728 Low 4123 4089 4045 3688 1:30 4125 New York Cotton Mar. M ay- July Ocl. Open High Low . 4146 4174 4H2 , 4101 4126 4CS7 4050 4085 4050 . 3700 3136 3700 4145 4103 4063 3724 Pact Military Heads Hold Secret Meeting LONDON, Dec. 12. <AP>-Thc North Atlantic Pact's lop military men met twice behind closed doors today, apparently to set up a command stair for a European defense force. The military committee of the 12 allies spent two hours in a morn- Ing session and then returned to work agab. after lunch. The meetings are •» prelude to a Joint session tomorrow or Thursday with the Pact Council deputies on the problem of bringing German troops into the defense force. The meetings were nem in closely guarded Lancaster House. Problems under consideration Included definition of size and scope of the command of North Atlantic Treaty Organization armies In Europe, and ^e groups like the five-nation Brnssclsi alliance. Gen. Uwlghi D. Elsenhower is expected to be mimed Commandcr- In-Chlcf but there remains the choosing of his deputy and the commanders of ground, sen and air arms. H is widely expected that the Brussels Treaty defense group will be swallowed up by the new Atlantic pact force. Field Marshal Lord Montgomery now Is command- cr-in-chiel of the Brussels group which includes Britain, France, Belgium. Holland and Luxembourg seven-nation tarty. Introduction of these proposals From Northeast Seems to Be Next 8th Army Withdraws To 38th Parallel as Chinese Trap Fails By Tbe Associated Press United Nations forces all but iiUimlojiDd North Korean territory today except for a defense perimeter on tho : coiislal plain in the ncsc Communist troops from Korea. ),. .',!"" lo tllc ^ 8t:l1 1 arid- Most delegates Imyc indicated prl- lcl dividing North and South vately tbcy had little hope ol get- '•'•"""• ting the Peiping troops out of Korea by such an appeal. The committee and the - - ....„ e paren Assembly wore expected to adop - .. .._.„ ,. rtlM , l _ luu u; u(| 0 p L ] an .| f nf ,, the cease tire resplutton without tllfflculty, since Its provisions'ap- t pearcd acceptable lo the majority of the U.N., including the US U.S. Altiiiiili- Unknow Korea. The Hamhuug perimeter Is not a P-nt Tr^n^poAeVTrera^ ) Corps would mean An American spokesman said tlic p.S. delegation had not read the text of the second resolution and he could not say what Its exact attitude would be. It was learned however, that abstracts of Its con-' icnls Improved |j,e Americans as a lorm ol appeasement niul were completely unacceptable. As soon as Raujnakes the complete text available, as. sources s.ild. It will be seat: to Washington for a decision on the highest level The Philippines, led by Foreign' Secretary Carlos p. Romuln. agreed with the tmlatlve U.S. •.interpretation and refused • • •• second" resolution. Gen. Rnimilo walked out of the conference, ostensibly to-phone his wife and tell her he was kepi laic at Lake Success. In order not to vote lor it. In a meeting of 13 Asian countries which were considering the fir'" pro " OSI1 ' s - I! f^i:oncui'rcd> Tbe olhcr 12 countries—'Afghani, stnn, Burma, fSgypt. Iran, Iraq Lebanon. India Indonesia, Pakistan Syria, Saudi Arabia and Yemen— .cd to submit both to the com- llce today. City Civic®ubs To Hear Talk By Dr. Hams Dr. Frcjl Han-is, Little Rock physician, will be guest speaker at a Joint meeting of the Rlythcville civic clubs at Hotel Noble Thursday noon. Or. Harris . who recently returned from a trip to England, will address members of the Lions Kiwanis and notary Clubs on "Socialization In England." During his arcat Britain lie studied on that visit the effccta of socialism country's welfare. In making the announcement of the Joint meeting, DJ-. Milton Webb, proRraijj chairman tor the Kiwanis Club, said that the three clubs would not meet on their regular meeting dates due to the Joint, meeting. The Lions Club wn.s scheduled to meet today, the Kiwanis Club tomorrow and the notary club Thursday, Two Trainmen Killed in Wreck VANCEDORO. Me.. Dec 12 (Al - Two Canadian Pacific trainmen [ileoffensivc! were scalded to de.ith here today as two steam locomotives and H cars of a double-header Ireight train toppicd from tracks mined by heavy rain. The accident .occurr undo New York Stocks TV Set Installed in .Veterans Hospital Through Efforts of Legion Fund Drive Ibourg | ,. M pm Quou , tlons . contributions obtained by members of Dud Cason Post 24 ol the American Leeion here was Installed Sunday in the tuberculosis ward o! Kennedy Veterans Hospital in Memphis. Members of the Blytheville [xxsl launched solicitations in a drive originated by Memphis Part No. 1 to obtain radio and television sets lor the veterans hospital. Blytheville Legionnaires on hand Amer Tobacco ......... Anaconda Copper ......... 37 1-2 Speck McGregor, commander of Dud Cason Post; W. H. Looper, | adjutant; James Niersthcimcr Jack Woods and Paul Mahon. Col. Frank Willis, special services otlker at Kennedy, accepted the set on behalf of the hospital. The set Is a Motorola console model with a 19-Inch screen. Two Blytheville men arc patients, , in the ward in which the set was i s installed. They are Le.slie Ucth Steel Chrysler Cnca Cola .' Gen Electric Gen Motor. 1 ; Montgomery Ward N v Central Int Harvester J C Penney Republic Steel .. Radio .. ...'.'.'.'.'. Socony Vacuum ... '. Studebakcr (standard of N 1 .'.'.'. Corp lor the presentation Included] and Fred McGregor. Smith ' u s Slecl Southern Pacific 46 1-2 67 1-8 i"> 1-2 49 •15 7-8 63 1-2 18 30 66 41 16 l-l 25 27 3-4 88 3-8 40 63 7-S suicidal run through :eri'ltory to reach the sbuthV'sto'ne'a dispatch Indicated that fighting in llic northeast Is near an end and ivacualion by sea .for the cut-oft tnn ' taju UIU-OIL 10th Corps appeared lo IK the logical next move. Ships Stand By An armadn of Allied ships was massed at the nearby port of Hung- miiii In readiness for the withdrawal by sea. Three mills of, the loth Corps were still not accounted for The U .3. Sevc.illi Division's 17th Rogi- mejit, liic 'irs'. to reach the Man- cluirlan border, was somewhere In the frozen wasteland and presumably trying to gain the safety of ,. . tnc Hamming perimeter. Two South to .co-sponsor the Korea;, divisions that spearheaded northeastward towards the Soviet border were likewise wllhdr'awlne lo Hamhung. • B • Rclreal of most or the;Eighth Army from Its reformed .line south or.Pjrongyaiid .16.-the 38th-. parallel'; ?U,I1 ,y as-.covered by .secnrity^w'riich prevontcd^Iocatliig 'its precise no- w1!' S i' A ; p '. c " r «si)onddni Do'ii reijprtel that tho U N forces in West'Korci.'now are safeV ly past the -critical point'-in their retrcatj.soutliward and the Clilncsa hordes had lost' all chance.of trapping tile Etehlh Army north of 38. Army In Fight I'osiliorf , Whltchcad, newly returned to • lokyo from Bighlh Army headquarters soicl tho Array Is In a position to fight an orderly rearguard action toward Seoul, 30 miles south of the boundary. Allied commanders believed the Chinese Communists would not stop at the bonn- airy unless an agreement is worked Whltchcad wrote: "The U N forces are not in a position to build a firm defense line north of feeoul. The main reason Is terrain and the fact the,Eighth Army does not have the manpower to throw up defenses on the right flank all across 'the peninsula. •The Chine? fenoiv Oils and have massed their power In central Korea." AP Correspondent o. H. p. Kinfe said talk of compromise with the Chinese Communists was general In Seoul. He said President Syngman Rlice of ti,e South Korean Republic was adamant In refusing to yield King added that there are "strong undercurrents of doubt and disappointment" beneath a carefully maintained show of Allied harmony in Seoul. "Push UN inlo Sea" TJie ,\foscow Press reported North Korean President Kim II Sung had ordered his forces and the Chinese fighting with them to push American armies into the sea. The Red leader ivas jnld to have ordered his forces not to give the Americans lime to regroup but to continue MacArthur's headquarters said 27 Chinese divisions — about 270,e<M men—now have crossed the Man-- churian border. This wa.s ;he van- luard of more than troops '' -.. -- liad ---•"«..*.• ,>n.i.Y.iicii 111 <i F.IIII- "*i»v./iiiiuir 3;iiu cnc unme^c had storm on Maine Central Railroad, committed to their Korean expcd- Thc (lead were Joseph D-iiron SB itionaty force engineer, and C. M. McKay. 50.' fireman, who were on the second locomotive. Allied wa'piancs roared out again Tuesday against Communist supply Sec WAR on I'agc 13 Giving is better than receiving —you'd better hur/y and get something to give. \SHOffme TO CMKBTMAfl

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