The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 17, 1950 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUEFER NEWS Last of Nationalists Taken Off Chushan By SPENCER MOOSA TAIPEI, May 17. (J?> —Jammed transports headed for Formosa today with the last. Nationalist lrooj>s from abandoned Clmshman Island. News reports said Gen. Slim Clmch, Nationalist defense commander of Chushman, was due tonight. + . The Nationalists began pulling out of the Island blockade base, 100 miles southeast of Shanghai, Saturday. The last plane load of officers from Chushan reached Formosa last night. The abandonment by 150,000 troops of the Chushan Islands did not shock National Chinese here as much as had the Fall of Hainan Island recently. There is a common tendency among the Chinese to ascribe the withdrawal to an upset in the balance of power caused by the creation of a Soviet-sponsoieri «lr force. Were Vital Defenses At one time, Nationalist poscs- sion of the Chushan Islands gave Chiang Kai-shek's air force virtual control over much of China's air. His naval forces effectively blockaded Shanghai from there. The islands also were a supnly point for Nationalist guerrillas on the mainland. But formation of the Red China *ir force reduced Nationalist raids to hit and run affairs. Nationalist sources said the Reels hid missed 400.000 troops for an assault on Chushan. The withdrawal of 150,000 troops from Chushan strengthened Formosa's defenses • nd will force the Reds to mount a much larger force once they decided to storm this big island. The bloodless withdrawal from Chushan was called a great defense victory by Nationalist, leaders. Gen Chiang Ching-kno, elder son of the generalissimo, welcomed the troops to Formosa. He said they h»d "completed the great historical task entrusted to you by the people of China." Formosans Seek Independence. TOKYO, May 17. (1P>— Formosans in Japan have joined to support independence for their island homeland. They said Formosans are fore- ad to "a life of misery under fued- • ILstlc" Chiang Kai-shek, president of Nationalist China. Prank S. Lim today announced formation of the Formosnn Democratic Independence Party. Mm Is «hief of the political department of the new group. He said the party h a combination of several Foimo- aan groups—the Formosan League for Independence, the League for Tormosan Reemancipation ami the Jformosan students League. Llm said the party has 3.000 members from the estimated 11.000 Formosans In Japan. Tito Spokesman Raps Russians' Military Moves BELGRADE. Yugoslavia, May 17. M'j—A spokesman for Premier Marshal Tito's Yugoslav government has accused Soviet Russia of moving troops In neighboring Bulgaria and of building military pontoon bridges across the Danube River between Romania and Bulgaria. The accusations were made last night by Vladimir Dcdijcr, secretary of the Joint Foreign Affairs Committee of Yugoslavia's two parliamentary houses. He charged Russia with "war-monscrinj;" against Yugoslavia, a frequent Yugoslav accusation since the Soviet-led Cominform broke with Marshal Tito In June. 1948. Deriijer told a committee session also that escapees from Romania reported workers were busy building military airports near Tima Romanian town of Yugoslavia. - The Yugoslavs charged the Sov- Icl.s with similar military activities last fall. Some observers then said Yugoslavia might, be invaded. isoara, border the Another 'Roosevelt' Gets License to Wed SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 17 (AP)—"Curtis Dall, also known as Curtis Roosevelt," That's the way the marriage license will read when young "Buzzie" Roosevelt, former White House favorite, applies to marry Robin Edwards, 21, of Santa Monica. Buzzlc. 20. son of Anna Roosevelt and Curtis Dall, sr., Inquired yesterday at the marriage license bureau whether he could use the surname of his late grandfather, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The compromise was reacred when young Dall said he plans lo legally change his name to Roosevelt. The wedding is set for May 23, Obituaries Rites Conducted For Virgil Greene Many Attend Services For Pioneer Attorney Of Mississippi County Services were conducted in Holt Funeral Home chapel yesterday for Virgil Rcily Oreene, 10, senior member of the Blythevillc Bar Association and pioneer Mississippi County attorney who died at his home here Sunday. The Rev. 'toy I. Baglcy, pas'or of First Methodist Church, conducted the services. Ho was assisted by the Rev. F. M. Sweet, former pastor of Manllr. and Lake Street Meihodist churces. lluri.il was in Memorial park Cemetery were members of Osceola Masonic t/Hlgc No. 27 conducted graveside rites. Out-of-town persons who attended tiic services, follow: Miss Katluyn Orccne of Cape Cihardeau. Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Oreene and sons, Virgil and Donald, and daughter, Mary Ruth, all of Reiser; Mr. and Mrs. Don B. Green and daughter, Judith, of Memphis; Dr. and Ms. Ralph | Odlcy and daughters. Elaine Blythc and Harriett Anne, of Lexington. Ky.; Mr. and Mrs. Wils Davis, Mr! and Mrs. joe Tanner, Mr. and Mrs! Jesse H. Webb, Mrs. Manlcy portis, Mrs. J. K. I.awo and Mrs. nan Hamner, a l of Memphis. Mrs. Jack wison, Mrs. Mek-In Speck, N. G. Cartwright, Mr. and Mrs. D.vight Blacfcwood. John Blackwood. Ben F. Butler, S. L Cbdish, Mrs. John EdrlngUm. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ware, Robert Ware, Scarcy Mears. Tal Tonga!?. D. Fred Taylor Jr., Leon Ross, Mitchell Moore, John J. cowan, jr.; anrt Brewer Driver, all of Osceoln. Mr. and Mrs. D. J,. Mulkay and Richard Thomas, all of nixora- Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Beal of Steclc'. Mo.; Henry Morris of Kclser; Mr. and Mrs. jr.ss Kramer of Sikeston. Mo.; Mrs. Clyde Barham of Joncs- boro; and E. R. Bognn of Luxora. • * • Hoskins Funeral To be Held Today Services were held at 2 p.m. today in Luxora for William Ernest Hoskins. 55, who died Monday in Walls Hospital of injuries received in a traffic accident near Wilson Sunday night. The Rev. J. W. Dickerson conducted the funeral at Assembly of God Church in Luxora. Burial was WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1950 Yarbro Fifth and Sixth Graders Win Recording in National Song Contest —Courier News Photo YAItimo STUDB.S'TS WIN-Plctured are six of the fifth and six grade students who are mentioned in the folksong written for them by Tom Gla/cr as their prize in the "Songs About Us" contest Listening to the recording are (left to right) Alenc Wilson, Joanne Haynie, Elizabeth Brister Willcan Ward Jo-u, Bunch and Claudius Bonner. Cobb in Bnssclt Cemetery with Funeral i;omc in charge. Mr. Hoskins died of injuries suffered when the steering wheel of his truck apparently locked causing the vehicle to overturn in a ditch off Highway 61. Mrs. Hoskins and their three children, riding with him, received minor injuries. Mr. Hoskins operated a grocery at Luxora. He was born in Paragould. In addition to his wife, Mrs. Jessie Hoskins, he is survived by three sons, Henry and Ross Hoskins of Luxora. and Howard Hoskins. of Ben ton Harbor. Mich.: three daughters, Mrs. Edith Giamanco. of San Diego. Calif., Effic Sue Hoskins. of Luxora, and Mrs. Mary Helen Hauht, of Bcnton Harbor; and four brothers, Ben and Paul Hos- kin.s, of Bassett. and Albert and Cecil Hoskui-s of Blytheville. John N. Long Dies at Home Here John N. Long, 76, died at his home at 110 East Rose Street at 10 a.m. today and funeral rites are to be conducted at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Assembly of God Church by the Eiev. E. C. Sims, pastor. Mr. Long had been a painter in Blythevillc for the past, 27 years. He was born at Mansfield. Tex., and God Church. Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Corinne Long: four sons, James E. and Joe Max Long of Blytheville. William C. Long of Columbus. Ga.. and Charles J. Long of Hot Springs: a sister. Mrs. Irma Klmball, of Hot Springs: and four grandchildren. Pall bearers will include Alvln Jarrctt, Bill Lowe. Homer Tinker. Tom Vanrlivcr, Dick Brown and Freddie Perry. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. McGregor Rites Are Held Today Funeral services Jor Edward R, McGregor. 9:), were lo be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Cobh Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lester D. Strubhar, pastor of the First Christian Church. Mr. McGregor, former member of the police force and a retired grocer, died at his home at 505 South Lilly Street at 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Mr. McGregor was born in Richmond. Va.. but cnme to Blytheville in 1908 and had made his home here since. Survivors Include his wife, Mrs. Georgia Ann McGregor: three daughters. Mrs. Hurmel Hurley of Lansing. Mich.. Mrs. Alice McDermott and Mrs. Mauri Bryant, both nl Memphis; a son. Eddie McGregor of Blythcville; and a sister, Mrs. Waller Bryant of Blytheville. Registered Rickshaws TOKYO. May 17. W-The future (or Rickshaw pullers turned as i predictable today as the tipsy tuo- vvheeled vehicles. Police announced a registration program "to eliminate all rickshaw- men who are capable of turning in bu.glars." They include: Earl, Edward. Alvin David. Freddy and Bruce McGregor. Burial will be in Elmwood Ccm- tery. under the direction of Cobb Funeral Home. Fifth and sixth grader students at Yarbro School, are boasting a lew claim to fame. The student.', /ere namcu among the six winners a national contest, "Songs About Js," siwnsorcd by the Young Amerca Junior Reader and Young Peo- ile Records, Inc. Students at the school, together vith sixth grade students at Central school, two years ago convinced x>is Lenski that she. should write a book about Mississippi County's otton; they ntso won a record play- •r for par'iripatlng In a "Let's Learn \fuslc Contest," and last year won pera tickets, so winning isn't un- isuul tor them. Now they have a record made especially for the students, about ie student*, and from material they ncludcd with a mural they entered n the contest of "Songs About Us." Students Print Mural The recording they won was made :>y the original song by Tom Glazcr, singer and writer of folk songs. About Mr.rch 10, the students did mural depicting activities at Yarbro School an elementary school in the Blythevillc School System, and several of the students wrote letters about the mural and the school as a part of the contest. Announcement of their winning was made to the class early this week when they received the recording. According to contest sponsors, more than 4.000 participated in the contest. Winners were from Tucson, Ariz., Kerby. Ore., Ancon School. Ancon, Canal Zone Cross Roads School at Bosvvell, Pa., and the Yarbro School at Blytheville. Others Get Recordings In addition to the six winners, who nrc receiving original records made from the activities they mentioned in letters entered in the contest, six other schools will receive a record a month for the next nine months for outstanding entries in the contest. every state In the union, Hawaii •uid the Canal Zone ha'd entered the contest, which is a part of the creative teachings of the reading magazine. The song composed by Mr. Glazer, is a folk song telling of the activities of Yarbro in "beautiful, bountiful Blytheville," Names of students who submitted information for the song have been included in the recording as a part of the story of the song. Work is Started On CAP Radio Preliminary work on the Hlythe- ville Civil Air Patrol's radio station was being done this morning by Maj. Bob Owens, of Walnut Ridge, Northeast Arkansas Group communications officer. Installation should be completed within the next, two weeks, Major Owens said. 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