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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT MORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST M16SOUHI I : VOL. XLVI—NO. 229 Blytheville Courier BlythevUU Herild BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1950 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 100,000 Chinese Menace UN Beachhead Gonf empt Action Threatened Against Rail Trainmen Union As Wildcat Strike Spreads Russian Bloc Defeated, 52 to 5— J|N OkaysKoreaTru.ee Over Soviet Protests NEW YORK. Dec. 14. (/!>>—The United Nations Assembly today approved an Asian-Arab plan for a Korean cease-fire despite Soviet Qfcoc warnings that tills would not end the fighting. The vote was 52 to 5 with Nationalist china abstaining. The Soviet oloc countries cast the negative votes. ! The proposal creates a three-man committee, headed by Assembly president Nasrollah Entezam of Iran, and directs It to seek a basis for a truce. Entezam deferred naming the committee. Russia's Jacob A. Malik vigorously opposed It as a move to give the United States and Britain a chance to pre'pare a new attack. Polish delegate Stefan Wlcrblow- skl told the Assembly the cease- fire proposal would not stop the Korean fighting. This had been assumed by most delegates as a result of the Soviet Bloc opposition, but some had clung to a slender hope that the Chinese Communists still might agree to a truce. 'Hie 60-nation U.N. Political Committee adopted the measure yesterday 51 [a 5. after a flood o! gloomy predictions that World War III threatens unless the Chinese Communists heed the world organi- sation. Russia's Jacob A. Malik fought desperately to defeat the measure, sponsored by India and 12 other Asian 'and Middle East countries. l-Hte even half-promised .that-Chinese";, troops would quit Korea if al! foreign troops—the United Nations forces—pulled out in accord with : .Soviet proposal still awaiting com mittee action. .More Russian.and Soviet bloc. ;uments were expected to del; lal Assembly vote, until 1at« y ^j,..,--.-. >-,-r ">yfc»t Can Be Done' The cease fire resolution would empower Assembly • President»Nss- rollBh Entezam and two'other^'he names to find out what'can be'done to get Red China to agree to stop fighting. Delegates hoped that the three- man commission would be able to determine quickly what should be done" and lay it before the Assemblj for approval. But a number of questions remained unanswered as the delegates went Into an historic session to lay the groundwork for a U N. truce request addressed to a nation fighting, and beating, the first U.N. force In history. Questions Remain These Included: How will the Chinese Communists answer, if they answer at all? Is the Soviet attitude a sure Indication of the Chinese Communist line? Will this prove that Moscow and Pel- ping have an unbreakable bond or that the Chinese Communists have swerved from Kremlin mastership? The Indian delegation has never received an answer, either from Pciping or Jrorn its representative Wu Hsin-cluian in New York, on the Asia-Arab plea fr Cotnmunist forces to stop at the 38th Parallel. Wu has remained silent here ever since the cease-fire proposal came WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— (At')—The Army threatened today to seek contempt action against the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen unless the union obeys a court order to end a wildcat strike by railroad yardworkers. The warning- came as the strike spread from Chicago to Washington and St. Louis, and union leaders lijnted at further extension of the walk- auts. The government obtained a federal court order against the strike at Chicago last night but there was no sign of a back to work move there. Assistant Secretary of the Army Karl Bcndctsen sent this word to reporters at a regular Pentagon news briefing: "If the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen does not comply with the order of a federal court requiring it to end the unauthorized railroad strike, the federal government will move for contempt citations." The Army, which has been operating the roads since the government seized them last August to avert a nationwide strike, has c-lled the Chicago walkout a blow to the war effort. No Immediate Comment There was no immediate comment Ail-Out Aerial War May Be Coming; Jets Dogfight Jets By OI.F.N CLKMKNTg TOKYO, Dec. M. (AP)—Allied forces pulled deeper into llieir northeast Koren beachhead today before the men- HCE of an estimated 100,000 Chinese Reds massed on an aro nrouml tliom. Across the peninsula in the northwest near Manchuria the bisEesl, jcl-aBiiinst-jct air battles ever fought were waged during the day. The jet dogfights rendered no clear-cut decisions. • (In Washington, nn Air Force spokesman said the growing red Jet fighter activities Indicted the Communist air force is sterling to wage an nil-out air war In Korea. . (''The pattern now unfolded may Kfcsr UC TO FIGHT AGAIN—Oblivious of bitter Korean cold, exhausted 2nd Division soldiers rest some- reveal R slcndy increasing tempo where on the Korean front after walking all day and night through Chinese Communist lines nnd roadblocks of a1 ' actlv lty us additional aircraft during United Nations retreat. IU. S. Army photo via AP Wirephoto) become available from Communist ' China or the Soviet union," the union on Bendetsen's spokesman Indicated from the statement. An Army . ^ u further court action would be taken". He tolt) reporters he was sure additional injunctions would be sought "if there are other strikes." • The walkout here crippled pas.. See CONTEMPT on Page 10 McMath Criticizes Council Fire Damages Grocery Store At Gosnell Fire, believed caused by a gas utove, resulted In considerable damage to Crawford's Grocery at Gosnell this morning. ,The blaze'gutted living quarters in the rear of the store and air base firemen pumped water [rom a nearby ditch to keep the fire from spreading through the entire build- Ing. Stock In the store part of the building suffered heavy water and smoke damage. . . Chest Drive Total Reaches $17,122 « General solicitations amounting . o J383 turned in during the past 24 hours brought the 1950 Community Chest fund total up to J17,!22.50 this morning, officials of the drive announced this morning. With most of the larger contributions yet to jome In officials are only 59,117.50 from their goal of $26,140. Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy with occasional rains in southeast PARTLY CI.OUDV portion this afternoon and tonight. Friday partly cloudy. No important temperature changes. .Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy IRiight and Friday with occasional Tight snow east, and extreme north portions late tonight and Friday mixed with seme light freezing rain extreme southeast portion late tonight: low tonight 32 southwest high Friday 25-30 northeast to 4550 southwest. Minimum this morning—33. Maximum yesterday—41. Sunset today—4:51, 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)—37. Normal menu Icmpcrntiire December—41.9. Thfa.Da.lc, Last Vcar Maximum yesterday—28. Minimum tills morning—37. for Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date Control Leaders | To Ask Truman For Swift Action Congressional Heads Will AttendConference At President's Request WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. .t/F}— Congressional leaders plugging for wage-price controls said they would tell president Truman today 'that such curbs must be invoked swiftly to safeguard mobilization speed-up plans. At Mr. Truman's request, leaders arranged to attend a white House conference the second in as many days — on 'bolstering me nation against Communist aggression. "Speed the Buildup" After that meeting the While House said there appeared to be unanimous' agreement among the •ees that "our. military strength ' bc-bu:!t- up •Vith-the-titniosl, Top Atomic Leaders to Discuss Material Problems with Truman WASHINGTON, Dec. M. (A! 1 )—T 0 |> atomic leaders were called to the White House oday amid speculation thai President Truman may order controls over the critical mu- crials needed for (lie nation's rapidly expanding A-bomb program. The speculiilton arose when it \vas+— • : _ ___ earned that three atomic officials vould attend the meeting arranged or Mr. Truman with—among olh- rs—tile chairman and ranking minority members of the Senate and louse Banking Committees. These committees have jurisdiction over controls legislation. Representing the atomic program vill be Chairman Gordon Dean of .lie Atomic Energy Commission: Chairman McMahon (D-Conn) ' of .he Senate-House Atomic Committee, and Hep. Gist on (R-Ohio), a nember of the committee. Klston "Oocsn't Know" Elslon told a reporter he did not low what the meeting was about, but assumed it was another 1 in the series of meetings (be President the next 'days of tile little red legislature to /provide the ROCK, Dec 14 (AP)-Govemoi McMath dccla.ed today mat R cut In the proposed education depaitment budget foi f ""-'ears would take Arkansas back to the school house/' He said he would ask the money the schools need The governor severely criticized*action of the Arkansas Legislative Council in trimming the department's budget from a requested. 529,000,000 a year to $22,000,000. McMath expressed belief that the legislature convening next month would find funds needed for schools. He said he' might suggest where g'et the money but he didn't elaborate. McMath also said he did not believe the legislature would "encourage bootlegging" by failing to provide funds to continue the state liquor investigation division Earlier this week the Legislative Council refused to approve a revenue, department request for about 5145,000 for operation of the division next year. The governor appeared at his office unexpectedly enroute from an oil conference at Houston, Tex., to Oklahoma,City, where he will speak at a six-state industrial conference tomorrow. McMath refused to comment on the slashing of his own office and governor's mansion budgets by the council yesterday. Arkansas C^roup Approves State Hospital Budget LITTLE ROCK. Dec. 14. (/P>—The Arkansas Legislative Council today approved a S2.883.500 annual budget for the state hospital and received eight plans for reshaping- congressional districts. Then it adjourned until Dec. 2B. Although the state hospital budget and re-districting were the chief topics of discussion this morning some council members Injected jibes at other members for leading a fight yesterday in reducing the budget of the governor's office. (See related story on Page'5) fddie ford to Begin 22nd fule Season in Capital Aiding Salvation Army For the 22nd consecutive year, Eddie H. Ford, Blytheville insurance agent, will take his stand tomorrow at Fifth and Main Streets in Little Roci: to help the Salvation Army with its Christmas fund-raising. This will be the 18th straight year Mr. Ford has done this since he came lo Blytheville. Each year, for 10 days, Mr. Ford stands at the corner of Fifth and Main, soliciting contributions for (he salvation Army. He will be in Lttle Rock until Christmas Eve. Mr. Ford is a familiar figure o» Blytheville streets, where he assists in numerous fund-raising campaigns conducted by various benevolent agencies 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco ....... Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors ..- . Montgomery Ward N Y Ccnlral . . . Int Harvester J C Penney , Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp Sea rs '.U S Steel ;., ,'*Ki54 1-8 •'*"•' 36 l-( 45 1-2 \ 65 1-8 115 3-8 47 44 1-8 62 1-' 17 A-( 30 T-J 66 1-' 39 .1-1 15 H-] '.'. 243-: 26 " S5 1-4 16 !•• '.'. M 3 38 Republicans present hacked up that statemoiit. but Senator Tifft IR-Oniol said on their behalf some members of the GOP group Had doubts abciit the need for proclaiming a national emergency. Mr. Truman is considering such a step and may announce his decision in a nnlion-wido radio broadcast at 10:30 p m. EST, tomorrow night. The speech also will be carried by some television stations and it will be beamed abroad by the State Department's "Voice of America." Parties Endorse Plan At the first White House session leaders of both parties endorsed plans for a lapid build-up of U. S military might. Senator Miiybank (D-SC), one of those invited today, declared that no such build-up can be achieved without wage-price controls, at, least on defense materials and equipment "I intend to tell the President In no uncertain term, that \vc must have wage-price controls on a selective basis right away," said Maybank. who is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee Senator O'Mahoncy (D-Wyo). chairman of the Senate-House Economic Committee, said he woul< urge Mr. Truman to put genera wage-price controls into effect Immediately. "It's too late for selective con trols," O'Mahoney told a reporter. TB Banqle Sole Set for Saturday The street sale, of bungles sponsored by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association has definitely been rc-schcduled for next Saturday. Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary of the organization, stated thfs morning. Originally scheduled to be held last Saturday, the annual project was postponed because of bad weather. The sale of bangles In Blytheville schools, slated for last Friday, was not. held until Monday because schools were closed on Friday. :. Officials had not completed a check on the results of the school sales by this morning. Faster Reserve Calls Indicated LITTLE ROCK. Dec. 14. W,—The chief of tile Arkansss Military Dis trict predicted today thst recall o Army reservists wo'lld move i "very high gear" early next year. Col. Hugh Cort indicated tha reason reservists were not being tak en for active duty at a rapid pac< was that tin: Army doesn't havi sufficient funds for such enlarge mcnt. He said recalls probably v;oul< be speeded up as soon as Coneres appropriates more money. Cort said recall of all individiia inactive Army enlisted reservists I practically complete but that a Ilm itcd recall of reserve officers in special categories still Is in pro gress. holding congressional leaders on the present envvgpncy. McMahoivtold the senate yesterday Congress should speedily ap- Jrove as a matter of the "utmost urgency' 'the AEC's request for $1,050,000,000 to carry out the third ?hase o! its expansion program. The. request is contained In a $17,850,000,000 supplemental defense money bill now ilnder study by tile appropriations" committees on both liouses. McTvIahon said the new program would (A) enable an increase in stocks of available uranium—the ore which provides l!u>. explosive material for (lie A-bomb; (B) add "huge new plants" for using products of the ore. and (Cl produce, new weapons production and storage facilities. Rapid War Plant Build-Up Is Asked WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. (API— A rapid build-up or the nation's war plants is essential to meet the serious threat, o! a global conflict Secretary of Defense Marshall has told Congress. Whether an all-out shooting win- might erupt within t^he next few months was described by Marshall as "very hard to answer." * He snid this '^country is doing al ' full-scile hostilities Residents Asked To Help Speed Yule Deliveries Ross S. Stevens, postmaster of the Blytheville Post Office, today urged Blytheville residents to make arrangements lo be at home or have someone else accept Christmas package. 1 ; In order to prevent second deliveries. Due to the annual flood of Christmas moil, Mr. Stevens explained, there is no room at the post office for undelivered packages and the number of delivery vehicles, is limited. Mr. Stevens stated that package deliveries were made last Sunday and both mall and package deliveries will be made next Sunday In 'on effort lo get all packages delivered by Christinas. 'Hie post office, he said, will remain open nil day this Saturday and next Saturday Instead of closing al noon as is Hie usual custom. Another stamp window has been added, Mr. Stevens said, to accept out-going Christmas mail. Blytlpille Auto Tegs Go on Sale State License to Be Available Jan. 2; Deadlines Jan. 31 City auto license tag.s for 1951 went on sale here yesterday but the sale of state licenses will not begin until Jan. 2. City Clerk w. I. Malin announced tills morning that city auto licenses m<iy now be purclK,s<;d at his office in City I'-all. giving Blytheville titr .owners -12 days In which to purchase them. • Deadline for the purchase of city tags is Jan. 31. Oscar Alexander, inspector In charge of the Arkansas Revenue Department's Blythevillc office, said this morning that state tugs will not go on sale until Jan. 2 and barring unusual complications the deadline will rcinnin the same. Jan. 31. Roth city and state license plates will be green and white in color next year with green figures on white background. Soybeans Military Public Works Studied WASHINGTON". Dec. 14. (/Tl — The House Armed Services Committee met In closed session today to consider authorizations for military public works projecls totalling M.6S8,118,000. Many of the items arc highly secret ond little Identification was given in the bill introduced by chairman Vinson (D-Ga>. It is understood that money to start work on the highest priority projects is contained In the $16.844,000,000 emergency request to build up the «rmed forces. Jan Mar May July 298 \ 299 : '-, 29911 Low 296 297 298'2 295!', ClQ.SC 2S7'.b 298'i 297?i 297'.i 'Mommie' Missing, 8-Year-Old Turns to Reporter for Help A confused and bewildered eight- year-old Blytheville girl appealed to the Courier News this morning to help find her "Mommie." But in spite of her confusion after not finding her mother when she awoke this morning, the little girl addressed the reporlcr calmly and politely. "Courier?" the young voice on the telephone "Do you know where my mommle Is? She hasn't been home all night." "What's the matter, Sugar?" the vciKirUd Inquired. "My mommle hasn't been home all night and J left the key In the door like she told rne loo. I'm Just eight years old and I need to go to school and I can't make my toast not supposed lo play because I'm with fire." Where Is your mother." the re- sir," the little girl portf-r asked. "T don't know _ replied politely, "she left last night to meet daddy down town and they were going some piiice. she wasn't here when 1 pot up." She then gave her name and the name of her parents—then suddenly blurted Joyfully, 'Oh, that's all right, sir. here my mother is nov Thank you." Schoolmasters Hear Autry at Dell Meeting The monthly meeting of the Mississippi County Schoolmasters was held last nifht In the Dell school CFilclcriji with L. H. Autry, superintendent of the Burdctte School District, the principal spcackr. Mr, Autry spoke on the financb prospects of Mississippi County and other Arkansas schools. John Maycs, county supervisor explained the amendment to Ihc Sochi Security Act which now covers nil school employees not coverer by the teachers retirement act. Mr. Maycs also announced tha o film library was available U> al county schools. Mrs. Orfille Honneycutt, Dell home economics teacher, and Mrs. A. E. Caldv;ell, member of the Dell teaching staff, were In charge ol the dinner arrangements. Phillip J. D6cr. superintendent of Wilson schools and president of the orgaizatlon. presided at the meeting. t cihi' all-out, w Single Mro While this uncerfaTnTy said, "emphasis on production I. he way' to begin" to slrerigthei lie nation's sinews. He said .thi inporlant thing is "to day dowi .he assembly, lines, the^ tooling, th Ugs and so forth, so lliat we .can lutckly build up what may be ncc cssary." 'Marshall expressed these views ii secret hearings before the Housi military appropriation.'; sllbcommlt tee on an emergency 516.844,000, 000 request for more military funds The subcommittee made the test! mony of Marshall nnd other mill Inry officials public today. nil! Assured af Passage The huge money bill—assured congressional approval Ihls ycar- boosts lo $41.481,000,000 the anioun sought to fight the Korean Wa ami to expand and maintain th military forces through next Jun 30. It Is the second such cmergenc request since the start of the Ko rean War. The first, approved las fall, was for »10,500,000,000. One Marshall's top aides, Undcrsccre tary Robert, Lovctt, called the nc money only "an Initial step In planned four-year effort" to re store VS. military might. "I'arllal Mobilization" The present bill provides wha Marshall terms "partial mobilila lion." nnd what Chairman Maho <D-Tcx) of the subcommittee lerprctcd to a reporter as meaning "one-third to one-half of full mo- blllzatlon." Marshall told the subcommittee that before next June he thought Ihc Defense Department would nsk for more funds. That would increase still further defense spending this j year. Such 3 new mules', would be in addition to the 1952 budget, now in the making and reliably estimated as likely to exceed $50,000,000,000. That estimate assumes there will not be an all-out war and lull mobilization wkcsman added.) On the northeast beachhead the . S. Third Division abandoned the own of Oro. six miles north of tamhunir, and withdrew into the lender perimeter strip extended nothcr six miles lo the east coast ort of Hungnam. It Is the United Nations' last toe,old In the northeast. Puerto Ricnn Irpops attached lo he Third Division dynamited three pans of a 500-foot concrete bridga vcr the Songchon River after Oro was abandoned. A railroad bridge nd two other spans on the outer iefcnse perimeter also were blasted. First Itcniolitlimj Told These were the first reported large leinolltlons on the outskirts of the xsachhead. Oro was In flames from n-c-dawn fighting. This was believed o be the scene of n light Chinese irobing attack reported .earlier but lot pinpointed. Enemy reconnais- ance planes scouted the beachhead Vednesday night.- The tense beachhead was quiet I'hinsday. Riflemen and nmchine- :unncr.s, tcsling their weapons in he dock area, caused one Hurry ol excitemcnl. A Red convoy of 100 Irucks was reported moving soutli from Hie Miinchurlan border toward the hangjln Reservoir, where thousands of Allied troops now at the jcachhcad recently smashed through Red traps. Convoy Moves Supplies,, A briefing officer' said ,the convoy WEIS believed to be carrying- supplies for the Reds massed around Humbling mid Hungnam^ : ,> " , In the far northwest, another irea^'iappeared:. In-, thii-. ; grdwinfr strej.jjtri • or.'.R'Ri'- 1 Jet 'fign^~-.V>ianes slrrasing- -mlo <4cl(on:, frotii-Man'-' churla. ; < • '• ' .< Tweiily-four Russinn-rhad* MIG- 15s tnngled with four American F-80 Shooting Slnra; in the biggest aerial dogfight of the, war thus far. The flashing battle was waged for nearly a half hour on over the Slnuljii area on the Korean side of the Red Mnrichurian border. Pilots reported one hit on a MIG and no damage to their own planes; Knrlicr in the dny 14 to 16 MIQs —the largest number to appear flghtlng In n single formation up to then—engaged U. S. Jets in a brief clash In the snrne area. That fight was broken off without damage bo the eight American jets Involved. Northwest Front Quiet Further south. Ihe U.N. northwest front was generally quid. A security blackout settled over the general picture in Ihe critical Hamhilng-Hungnam area of northeast Korea. But a U.S. 10th Corps spokesman there estimated that 10 Chinese divisions were putting pressure on the slender beachhead from three directions. AP Correspondent Slan Swinton reported two light ground attacks on the perimeter, which embraces Hamhung nnd its Hungnam port on the Sea of Japan coast. Both attacks were repulsed. Chinese In company strength wore captured American uniforms In Ihe first probing attack. Tlie perimeter is manned by elements of Ihrce American and two South Korean divisions plus British and Puerto Rico units. They .ire from among the CO.OOO or more Allied troops drawn to the beachhead from all northeast Korea. Chinese menacing the perimeter '.vcrc hammered by carricr-b.isi-d Marine and naval fighter-bombers. AUo protecting the beachhead were the long-ranee guns of American warship:.. Field officers expected a sharp fight within the near future. N. O. Cotton Dec. Mar. Maj July Oct. Open High Low 4180 4214 4175 4157 4210 II5S 4103 1153 4103 4067 4091 4067 . 3715 3740 3715 1:30 4214 4192 4137 4079 3760 Tattoos Re-Enter Use Koch Trial AUGSBURG. Germany, Dec. 14. (API-Several Buchenwald coticcn- tratlon camp prisoners were executed »nd skinned alter HFC Koch noticed Iheir "lovely" atttoos, ror- mer camp inmate.'! testified today. The prosecution Is trying to prove that the "red witch of Buchen- a.ild" collected tattooed skins o! inmates nnd incited their execution lo obtain their hides. Mrs. Koch herself was absent from the courtroom today, recovering from her third hysterical collapse of the week. Doctors who called her hysteria a "psycho'-nlcal escape reaction" said she m v require several days rest before she can return to the dock. New York Cotton Dec. Mar. May July Oct. , "" Open i'.i^h Low 1157 1212 4153 4172 4224 4171 4117 41KJ 4113 4074 4105 4073 .... 3720 3748 3720 1:30 4212 4208 4145 4032 3737 SANTA The man who creates trouble never keeps it for himself. Avoid holiday trouble by shopping nov. TCLCMfttSTMM

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