The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1950 · Page 1
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Wednesday, December 13, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER VriT VT i/r vin ooo Blythevlll* Dally Ne VOL. XLVI-NO. 228 Blythevm. cour* STMtteouw BLYTHEVTLLK, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIV1 CEKTI ALLIED TROOPS EVACUATED FROM N. KOREA GOP Leaders Back | Defense Goat Say Emergency Exists WASHINGTON, DM. 13. (AP)— President Truman told Con- iresiional leaders to<Uiy of plans for a "very rapid increase" In O. 8. military strength. The While House Indicated his frlday nijht kddreM will be primarily a statement of the need for sacrlfkes on the home front to support this defense effort.; It may be supplemented by • declaration of a national emergency.''•'• ' ' WASHINGTON, Dec. l'gr{(AP)—Republican Congressional leaders gave President'Truman their full support today for a swift build-up of armed strength and said they agree "a dangerous emergency exists." Their views were set out In a*- -. statement after a White House conference of Congressional leaders of both parties. The meeting followed an announcement that Mr. Truman will make a. radio address to the Am- people at 9:30 p.m. (CST) erican Friday night on the world crisis. It will be broadcast by all major networks and also will be televised, but the white House said the TV •tations which will carry It have not yet been determined. The "Voice of America" will cany the •peech around -the globe. Senator Taft of Ohio, acting as ipokesman for Republicans who attended the White House conference, dictated this statement to reporters: "We agreed fully that a dangerous emergency exists for the peor pie of the United Stales. We agreed with the President's general program for building up the armed ser- vlcek «J rapidly as possible." '- For It, II Necessary "As to the proposed declaration •f i national emergency, we did not feel \ve were sufficiently advised • decl 12 Men Elected To Serve on C. of C. Board New Directors To Hold Initial Meeting Tomorrow Twelve men have been named to serve two-year terms on BIythe- ville Chamber of Commerce's Board of 'directors, It was announced today by chamber manager Worth Holder. ..-;.The new directors, who will meet lor'(he first lime tomorrow^ Include T.oler Buchanan, H. C. Bush, w.' D phamblln, Alvln Hardy. Harry Kir•by, Max Logan, Frank 'Nelson, Charles Ray, Newcomb, Dr. w. T' Rainwater James Roi James Terry md Ben -- c of our armed strength, we would be for it " Taft said the statement had the approval ot other Senate and Hou«e Republicans present at the discus •ton with Mr Truman l l ^ From the statement it appeared the Republicans may ha\e suggested » 'go slow" approach to a dec lAratlon of national emergency which .the administration was reported to be about ready to make Administration men ha\e said •uch a declaration would not have any '-r-.-'srit legal effect, so far *'• (, - -fine' the President's pow««'»->• "concerned. But they contend it would have a great psychological effect. Senator Wherry (R-Ncb) told reporters he understands that Mr. Truman will hold two or three more conferences before deciding ahout • n emergency proclamation. More Talks Ahead Similarly, Rep. Martin of Massachusetts, house GOP leader, said the' President would have more talks with members of Congress. Including hearts of the banking committees, before making up his mind. . Wherry. In reply to questions, said jMr. Truman's decision as to whether to Invoke w- ge-price controls probably will be disclosed in the \ Friday night speech. The congress members told reporters tS°ey had a "free discussion" ot :he world situation at the two-hour conference with Mr Truman. Branson .'"Man in' Smith and Roscoe Crafton f Alvm Huffman Jr retiring president will be the 2oth board member in keeping with the Chambers policj of retaining the immediate past president as » director Tomoiro* s 2 30 pm meeting will be for the purpose of reviewing the annual audit and electing a new president two uee piesidents and a treasurer. Rlley Jones is first and W F Me Daniel second vice presidents H A Hames is treasurer. Board -members elected last year who' will serve throughout 1951 include J. w. Adams, Kendall Berry, Jimmie Edwards, J. o. Guard K. A. Halnes, B. r_ Hays, a. a. Hubbard Jr., W . P. McDaniel. L. G Nash. w. H pease, Harold Sudbury and Jesse Taylor. Weather Arkansas Forecast: Partly cloixly this afternoon, tonieht and Thurs- PARTLY CLOUDY . (lay. No important temperature changes. MisMuri Furecasl: Considerable " ludlness tonight with occasional ht showers, northwest and ex- •eme west tonight. Thursday mostly cloudy with an occasional light showers west and north, changing to occasional light rain In afternoon. Not much change In temperature; low lonight 35 south; . high Thursday, 45 southwest. Minimum this morning—32. Maximum yesterday—37. Sunset today—4:50. Sunrise tomorrow—6:59. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—61.97. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—34.S. menu temperature (or December—415. This Dale Lasl Vcar Maximum yesterday—31. Minimum thus morning—53. Precipitation Jrn, 1 lo this date Burglars Get $20 From Pool Hall ,,.^" rf! ! ars entered the Playmorf Billiard Parlor at 217 West. Mair early todny and escaped with 'an ----- -'-^f .^'CUSLII m cAirope proximatcly $20 In money, according ^",'!?.<: Nortn A" 3 "^ Treaty to Seriff William Berryman. Sanitation _systcm for defense. An employee of the billiard parlor •> -m, sa.d that the money was taken ?rom K L^ a rash register in a cafe locatedT - ™ " the rear of the building Entrance to' the building wa gained through a rear window Sheriff, deputies and city police ce"ndo arejnvestignttog the burglary EVACUATION POINT—An ' estimated 60,000 allied troops today were boarding ships of the i)N,fleet off Hungnam, leaving-the last of North Korea to the Communists, Sawtooth line shows the last defense perimeter set up preceding the withdrawal. Meanwhile, Chinese Reds were pressing the evacuation forces from the northeast and northwest (open arrows). Chinese Reds also were building up strength between Yalu River and Pyongyang (B) on northwest front. Little activity was reported near new United Nations' defense positions (C). Blast symbols show where communication lines and Red troops were worked over by bombers. (AP Wireplioto Map). Russians Reject faoOQMen E r^^ c;_ n/~_ Ships at Hung Cease-Fire Plan . LAKE SUCCESS, Dec. 13. (AL>)_Russia today rejected an Asian-Arab plan for a Korean cease-fire on the ground that the United States and Britain would use a truce to prepare their forces for a nevy attack. ,, x, A , ^ ilt£ i ment b ? Jac ° l > A. Malik dashed the hopes of U. N delegates for acceptance of the 13-nation peace plan by the Chinese Communists, who adhere closely to Soviet policy. Malik insisted lliere can be no peace in Korea until nil u.N. troops are withdrawn. "My delegation objects to and will vote ngalnst the draft resolution before the committee," Malik said. "We will object to Ihe adoption of any resolution which ' has Implicit In it the maintenance f foreign troops in Korea." Malik spoke before the Political Committee of the United Nalions Assembly which U considering an Asian-Arab proposal for » three^ man group (o work out » cease- fire arrangement. Hlls Allied "Motive* " IL " ii i- iiu^Mii HIICI several ouicr He told the-commlUee he did not countries said they had to get new Question the motives of the spon soring countries, but that it was clenr the United States and Britain were interested only in slopping the fighting and not In solving outstanding Asian problems. Draft Quotas Gef 7 8 Per Gent Boost for January, February WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. By EI-TON C. FAV (AP .Military Affalri Reporter) a being quickened to speed the pin duction of tanks, airplanes and other war gear. And, defense officials said today, a declaration^ national emergency could Increase it even more Such a declaration bj President Truman was generally expected. As in all previous calls the draftees aie for the Army the seivlce where the gieatest manpower build up is needed and where the heaviest losses from bittle casualties have occurred. The Army wants 80,000 called in January and the same in February instead of calling only 40,000 the first.month and 50,000 in ttic second. The 80,000 is the biggest monthly call since the huge demands of Wurld War II. Here is the background against which the new draft call was issued: 1. The Army, now at a strength of about 1.000,000, is aiming at a goal of 1,264.900 by next July i— perhaps even more if the foreign situation worsens. It needs more men to build up the mobile reserve nnd defenses here al home, depleted by the demands of the Korean war, and ; 0 start augmenting American troop strength in Europe un- or- Casuallirs Hlnh Army casualty total for "° w somclnl "B m °re than - •• ~ — "'>.l»l,l£ JIIV1C Lllitll H<;,Y" (th *.- rrtost recently announced Jgure winch covered the period rnn, FT" '• slncc whicn Chinese Communist attacks ,-ose to a crcs- The pcol of manpower in • DRAFT on Page H ass iiMissco MehZBoard, Bus For Draft Physical Exams The Mississippi County Draft Board Ihis morning sent 36 n to Lltlle Rock by special bus lo>k£pre-lnductlon examinations. •* Forty men were scheduled leave, Miss Rosa. Sallba. clerk the ' ' Former Resident Killed in Korea Charles Reece Dies; Portageville Man Also Is Fatality A former BIytheville resident and a Southeast Missourian have been reported killed in action In Korea They are Charles L. -Recce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Recce of Elaine, and Sgt. Henry McOee Weems. brother of Mrs. Uicile Millwood, of Portageville, Mo. According to relatives. 22-year-old Recce was killed Nov. 21. His family formerly lived in BIytheville bvit tnorcd from here several years ago Young Reece was a veteran nf World War n and was discharged Seit 20 " C re ~ cntCTCd thc SC " > I« He aml-his wife. Ihe former Miss Rcgma Mooney of Thayer. Mo lived at Thayer at the time of his reentry tnio service. Other survivors Include two sisters and a brother. Slash in State Budget MighTInd County School Supervisor Post •1TTLK Rf%nu- r-,— i - ,— . to draft board said, but of the 40rmjn quota only K reported, six were transferred to other boards, two reported who were married and their notices were cancelled leaving three delinquents. Four men were transferred to the Mississippi County Board from other boards but one reported late and will leave at a later date. Four men who failed to report u> previous calls, reported this morning and left with today's group, Miss Saliba said. Leaving today were Delbcrt Meadows, Ernest Moody. Raymond Kimble, James T. Peterson Jr., Hoyt L. . Edwards. Eugene Slpes, James L.. Waters and J. A. Tilley, BIythe- ville; Melvin E, Hawkins. Horace Q. Adams, Leachvillc; William C. Levinstein, Carl w. Humble, Aub- r ?y, C. Anderson and Hobc'rt C. Jones, Osceola; James R. Britton, Kelser; James E. Collins, John B. Cagle, Manila; Louis D. Wilson and Bobby L,. Baker, Dell; Joe W. Bas- Inger, Bald Knob; Jacob C. Drcs- bach, jr., Roberto Barrea, ['Tench- man's Bayou; Virgil L. McGee Richard R. Waldrop a bd John R. Burnett. Luxora, Manlcy Bridges Wilson. Negroes; Margerum, Oscar Palmer, Robert Poster, BlylhevJlle; Conuell Morion Driver; William H. Smith, Armorel; Rogers Jones, Osceola; James Junior Potts, Luxora; Charley Junior Williams, Bassctt and Jesse L. Warren, frenchman's Bayou, The next call. M'sa Saliba Is In induction call for 22 men to leave Dec. 22. — ROCK, The Arkansas LeglstatWcounell n« , r h ay whackcti about a fourth °" n « 'Stale Educallon Departments budget .requests for 1951-53. The council made most of the rc- i "", 'J 1 salaries and in effect eliminated the department's 75 county supervisors by rejecting any appropriations for thes< positions. Final action, of course is up to Ihe 1951 General Assembly Before the council voted Ihe re- duclion, some members criticized Education Commissioner A. B Bonds and others for supporting defeated Constttulional Amendment No. 41, which would have earmarked first state money for school purposes. And member Paul Van nalsem, PerryCunly represent- van Dalsem, perry County representative, declared that even if the Lducation, Department "would keep operating. The high salaried people would continue lo drive their big niiloinnollc* and sit at their expensive desks." Bonds defended his action In supporting Amendment 41. denying ^assertion lhat In doing so he had sought to circumvent the legislature. . The. Education Depurlmsnt had asked for S29.o16.03o in fiscal year In? , a . nd S3 '. |56 '03I> 'n 1952-53 for salaries, expenses and grants to county and local school districls. Thats more than SO;,000.000 Set Salary l.imils .Jh° «"?<:« a«oted $22.750,000 (or The ccmnc,! specified that $230. «K> yearly should be maximum for salaries in the Stale Education De- P t r , u ?' lnstead 0' 'he $355,710 which had been asked. A committee was named from the council lo work with Bonds and state Comptroller l.ce Roy Bcasley n preparing 3 detailed budget with in thc reduced allotment. The council voted directed a special committee to continue Its In- vesligalion of sUte purchasing procedures. laws regarding purchases and repeal of a. 1935 att. which permits some purchases without bids. Revenue Ccmmfssloner Dean Morley appeared before the council to defend use of an Investigative staff for the alcohol control division and the personnel composing See BUDGET on Page H Charlie J. Ford, Hurley New York Cotton Dec. Mar. May July Oct. Open High Low .. 4148 4160 4145 .. -1140 4160 4139 .. 4092 4115 4092 .. 4058 4073 4057 ., 3722 3728 3710 1:30 4160 •1156 4112 4069 Malik then asked:' "Isn't the proposal for a cease- fire a hypocritical attempt lo gel a breathing spell so they can get Ihclr broken ranks together and continue their Intervention In Korea?" • The Soviet delegate's declaration was inke;i n.s nn indication (hat Communist China probably would not agree lo a cease-fire unless It is tied with a solution of other demands, including admission to the The committee agreed yesterday to priority for the cease-fire meas-, but Russia and several other Instructions from their governments. They obtained a delay until thus morning. India's sir Senegal N. Rau Said he foresaw upwards of 55 votes supporting the plan lo have Assembly President Nnsrollah EnlAam name two other delegates to serve with him (Enleznm) as a committee io try to arrange the cciCsc-flrc as the first step for a Korenn truce. . The United stales and Britain have gone on record supporting it. Entezan has given no public Indication of who his choice of co- negotiators would be: Malik Only Opponent Rlissin's Jacob A. Malik was the only one to argue against giving the Asia-Arab proposal priority in Hie committee, but his argument was not considered : a final indication of opposition 'to the plan. The-Soviet Union has. also proposed that' the committee adopt/ills truce plan,''which demands withdrawal of all "foreign troops"—U.N. forces—from Korea. The committee has delayed debating the Soviet plan. Some expected Russia would demand that the cease-fire plan be on considered only along with another sl arbitrate all Par East problems— with Red China probably n mcmbei of the commission.. 60,000 Men Board nam; Chinese Reds Near TOKYO, Dec. 13. (AP)— Some 60,000 Allied troops ~, » u . v ».* , —uwjuii \ju,uuv /imeu troops were streaming across Hungnam's sholl-pockctl docks and ocficlic.s into evacuation ships today in a fighting pull-out iroiTi Noi'llicast Korea. : Their destination was a top secret. Massed Chinese Red troops—possibly 80,000—pressed threateningly against the liny escape beachhead 130 miles deep in Lonnmmist, territory. " ~ * American doughboys on the evacuation defense perimeter hurled back a Chinese altack Wednesday morning In a three-hour fight It was launched by Chinese wearing captured American uniforms. U.S. loth Corps officers expected heavier blows would come Wednesday night. They reared the Chinese would try to swarm in (or a kill -'Itli massive attacks before the Council Okays 2 Traffic Lights at Central School City Attorney Says Refund on Phone Rate • ••r^i li Likeiy riere Two new (raffle lights for Central School vicinity were approved last night as the city Council In sine die session passed a resolution lo carry out recommendations of » three-man committee for reducing traffic hazards In that area. The seven-man Council also heard a report from City Attorney Percy Wright that Dlylhcvtlle residents probably will receive a refund on the September telephone rate Increase. MI. Wright met Wednesday In Little Hock as a member of the Steering Committee representing Arkansas cities the Increase. In regard to (he program for re- ducliiK traffic hazards, . Aldcrmnii L. G. Nash, chairman, reported that a traffic safety light with a "walk" ami "wall" unit has been .ordered and Is to be Installed at the Intersection .of .Sixth and Chlckasrtwba Streets. This light Is to function-.automatically and ft Is 'planned. [o In-' stnll another i-waik" light ^directly In front of Blylhcvllle nigh School In the school /one. This would be controlled from the school. Other measures arc to Include the installation of "school zone" signs on Highway 61 and chlckasnwba signs have been Installed on See COUNCIL on Page 14 U.S Marshall Plan Aid To Britain to End Jan. 1 WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. (AP)-The United Slates today cut olf all Marshall plan aid to Great -Britain, effective January 1. William C. Foster, the Marshall Plan administrator, said Britain's economic comeback In the past year Is the reason. Since the recovery program started In April of 1048. Britain has been allotted a total of S2,GD1,300,000. The program, named for Oun. George C. Marshal) who proposed It while he was Secretary of Stale, has had a dual purpose: to help Europe recover from damages of World War II and lo strengthen friendly nations against thc threat of Communism. The move to stop all Marshall Plan aid to the British comes five weeks after conversations between Marshall Plan officials' and the British government. Britain is the first nation lo step oul of thc program. In an announcement issued al tlic same time that British Chancellor of thc Exchequer Hugh Cait- skcll was breaking the news lo the British House of Commons. Foster said: , "The suspension of aid under Ihe European Rc'covcry Program docs not mean that thc recovery of the British economy Is complete or that financial resources of thc sterling area are adequate." The United States action. Foster said, does not mean a permanent end of Marshall plan aid. If Britain's economic position worsens, there can be "reconsideration, If necessary," of thc cut-off order, he 3726 added. City's 'Man of Year' tcTBeTchosen Plans for selection of Blythevllle'j "Outstanding Young Man Of The Year" were announced today by Charles Moore, President of the Blylhevllle junior Chamber :ol Commerce, which each year, In connection with National Junior Chamber of Commerce Week in January, presents . a Distinguished The cominittt-e, or which state •" '—•^'.• 1 Sen. Grover C. Csrnes of Stuttgart I Scmce Award Key to the young niiminsru J71iin ' between the age ot 21 and J5, Inclusive, who has rendered the most outstanding service to his community during thc calendar year 1950. Selection of the "Outstanding Young Man" of BIytheville will be made by »'secret committee of five !s chairman, said (n a prery report It founl that statutory requirements for publishing bids "has been loosely follower by some departments" and that other regulations governing bids hove be*n disregarded by some agencies. It recommended » tightening of in the prere- prominent citizens who are in no way connected wilh ihe BIytheville Jayeee Club. Membership Junior Chamber Is not a quisite to winning. Presentation of ihe Distinguished Service Award Key will be made a. a banquet, lo be held during ihe national Jayeee week. Jan. 14. to 21. Nominations ,musl be submitted prior to mMnight. Dec. 30. Basis for selecting Ihe young men Is as follows: (1) contribution to community welfare during year d-.aximum 30 points); (2) participation In all-around community activities (maximum 20 points); (3) ivldence of lasting contrlbu- tion to community activities (maximum 30 points); «) exhibition o! leadership ability, (maximum 15 points); (5) evidence of personal or business progress (maximum !5 duals snd civic organizations Brltnln wilt be permitted to use ihe $115,000,000 granted her by the Economic Cooperation Administration ns its Marshall Plan allotment for tiie lost six months of this year. The joint American-British announcement also stressed that the end of Marshall Plan .ild to Britain "will In no way affect lhr> arranse- niiMils which arc now bemg worked out, by the North Atlantic Trealy organization for the assiKsincnl and distribution of the burden of the defense programs of its members." Soybeans Jan Mar May July Hii;h 29310 207?; 297',', 29B11 395'i 294 U 204 Close 333 d 21)6-H 236 295',i N, O, Cotton Dec. Mnr. May July Oct. . Open High low . 4142 4145 4134 . 4125 41« 4121 , 4089 4104 4088 • 4052 4%3 4CI49 . 3716 3718 3710 1-.30 4145 4142 4102 4C60 3718 New York Stocks (maxmum 10 points). General Chalrmai Naninl Jayeee Roland "Skeeler" Bishop will serve as genera) chairman of iho committee in charge ot plans for celebrating Jayeee Week in Ihe observance of the 30th Anniversary ol the founding of ihe national organization, other J»ycees In charge of ttie week's activities are James Set JAVCBKS on r*»« 14 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T ft T Amcr Tobacco , Anaconda Copper Beth Steel " " ] Chrysler ". ] Coca Cola ...'".'. Gen Electric '.'.'.'.,.'."" Gen Motors '.'"!' , Montgomery Ward N Y Centra! Int Harvester .....'"" J C Penney ...... Republic Steel Radio ..'. Socony Vacmim"!!""i Stuclcbakcr .....'.'. Standard of N J '".'. . Texas Corp ........ Scars U a Steel 150 1-2 64 3-4 .17 3-8 4G 3-8 60 3-8 1H 3-4 47 3-4 45 63 1-2 17 7-8 30 1-2 65 3-4 41 15 3-4 24 7-8 26 7-8 86 3-8 76 t-4 53 1-4 39 7-8 s eore e last American, British, Puerto RIcan and South Korean troops got away Army Sgt. George Burdlck of Lnkenort, Calif., summed up the mood of weary troops; "We want to get the hell out of here. We -weren't exactly beat. We were Just ftahttng too damned lost cause against any Chinese." The evacuation began 'two days a B o under military secrecy. It was orderly but hurried in the face of mounting Chnesc threat. Leaves N. Kore» to Reds The withdrawal from Hungnam wil leave the last strong U.N ouU l>ost in North Korea in Red hands Across the peninsula In the West the bulk of the allied Eighth Army v/ns i dug In on a new defense line south of Parallel 38, Ihe old border between North and South Korea In Hercan, civilians being left behind were panic stricken. A.I Ihe Chinese Reds swarmed down toward the beachhead ^ from snow-covered hills, picked troops from five allied divisions mounted a strong guard. The defense perlm-' etcr stretched for « radius of 14 miles around the port, protecting Hungnam and its.tvvh, cll j of „„',"* hung. six miles, Inland • -• lied 1 ' V fh Hn Cllhcatl - > r ' lstlc ! 1 "*Uh .!•lied .. artillery, mortnrn •: «.ir- guns. Warships' of. the U.N. fl along the Sea of Japan " coas £» ers, hurling steel Into the Chinese concentrations • ' Marine Corsairs. Navy Panther'- jet* and other allied planes creed. SrW toriui ? Ol " n «*c$& : ' a rcraft or to counterattack/>i n j attempted, annihilating cH'fiia'x io he smashing successes rolled up by No^ber" " r °!' nd f °™ ""« '& ... 1 ?">' Corps Unlfs Safe „„ t ., ', Corps llnits w«™ re- pored safely out of North Korea Seacffig. th< ' Hun8n '™-^mh U ri; TJicse Included' the IODE unrc ported U.S. Seventh Division's mh Regimental Combat Team Thu SIM W "L fitrCtchc " «°S "he M™! churlan border at the Yalu Rlv~ around Hyesanjln when the ChVnew K££ Nov - 2S In -"» *«™ n»,"i" l i Corps SIMkcsr " n n said the 7th had reached the beachhead two (inys ngo Det "a wKhdrawnj from the Yalu-n re trea of 80 air miles but many more by twisting roads through snow cd tons which had struck to within •SO air miles of Soviet Siberia. Some were evacuated by SC a from uil i'age H the City's Chest Fund Reaches £76,639 Total Contributions amounthn to $500 turned in <)„,.„,(, the • days have Increased the 195f) Community Chest fund to SI8.63950 officials announced this morning. Mosl of these latest contributions were turned in by the team headed by J. C. Guard. The latest total left the Chest Drive less than $10,000 short of their goal of S2C.HO or exactly Officials staled this morning that none of the teams Liking part in the drive have yet completed Ihclr solicitations. SANTA Better laic than never is cur- ting your Christmas shopping time too close. Southern Pacific ......'.'..'. 63 !-8 OATS CMUSTMAft

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