The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 22, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 22, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER THl! DOMINAwr tjT-nrcT*. »«i__i-i «._ ..«._. VOL. XLVI—NO. 51 Military, Draft, Foreign Aid Bills 'Keep House Busy Senate to Wrangle On Reorganisation And Civil Rights WASHINGTON, May 22.— i (AP) _ Military, draft, and t .foreign aid Icgslation will keep Hie House of Representatives busy this week wliilc the Senate wrangles over civil rights and reorganization. tar flung system of military public works. If it gets time this week, the House also wants to dispose of a 5625,000,000 deficiency appropriation bill, ail election contest from Michigan and several less controversial measures. Recess Is Talker! Some House leaders are talking of a recess of a wcefc or more starting next week, but no decision -has •been made. The thought is that the House should give the Senate IJjtte to catch up with major bills <5l a <ly passed by the House but not actea on by the Senate. Three big House measures have been sent to the Senate: a fair employment practices (FEPC) bill, nn omnibus 529.000,000,000 appropriation measure and a Social Security bill. Southern opposition to the FEPC Ml has stalled the Senate for more than a week and it is still the pending business there. It may again be set aside for a vote on some Presidential reorgani- sation plans, five of which already have been vetoed by the Senate. Plans not disapproved by either branch of Congress go into effect on Wednesday. Foreign Aid Compromise The foreign aid bill awaiting House action is a compromise between different versions passed previously b.v both branches. Not yet acted on by the Senate, it sets up a «3.12I.450,oqo program of American economic 1 , aid to Europe and/ other non-_Cornmunist 'areas, IjjcludinK south-'Kore'ar ' "V" JHI is scheduled for a House'vote "SBsday, with passage apparently certain. ; Little .opposition is expected to th« draft bill, which would continue for two years heyond next June 2-1 the selective '$«rvfce law. 'Sting 1 'Is Removed Tiie House Armed Services Committee took much of the sting out of the measure by writing into it * ban against actual inductions without express directions from Congress. The bill simply would keep Intact the present draft machinery; youths would register without being subject to induction. If the House takes n prolonged Memorial Day recess, it may be ready to tackle a general tax bill upon Its return. Tracfor Accident Injures Farmer The condition of Harry Lutes, farmer of Blytheville Route Two, who was seriously Injured Saturday In a tractor accident near his home, was reported as "improved a little" by an attendant at Walls Hospital thi.s morning. Mr. Lutes was injured when a (factor lie was driving overturned jjHpturday afternoon. He was pinned ^Tiidcr the tractor for approximately 20 minutes before being rescued. According to reports of the accident Mr. Lutes, who jilso operates a store on South Highway 61 near the Dogwood Ridge Community was using the tractor to drag a baseball field in the rear of his store in preparation for a game which was scheduled to IK played yesterday. The land Icvcler. which was being used as n drag, was said to have become mired, causing the tractor to overturn. V'ectfcer Blylhevill* Courier Blythevllle Dully Newi Crowded onto the calendar of the ( House, which hopes to gel a long Memorial Day holiday next week, are bills to extend the draft law, to speed up the Navy's anti-submarine warfare program, to continue the Marshall Plan and to construct a Arkansas forecast: fair this afternoon ami tonight. Slightly'w.irmcr In north portion tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy, scattered thundcr- showers in northwest portion. Missouri forecast: Generally fail southeast; partly cloudy west and CLOUDY AND WARMER north; warmer tonight and Tuesday; low 55-GO: high Tuesday 8.588. Minimum this morning—55. M?--':rmin yesterday—R7. Mlnlirium Sunday morning—62. Maximum Saturday—80. Sunset today—7:01. Sunrise tomorrow— 4:52. 1 Precipitation 24 hours to 7: a m today—None. Total since Jan.l—29.71. Mean temperature (mldnay be- tween'high jnd low) _7i. This t)a(c Last vicar Minimum this morning—66. Maximum yesterday—85 Prcclpliiition Jan. 1 to this date District Medical Meet Opens Here Tomorrow DOMINANTjrEWSPAPE, O, NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 22 1950 Mississippi Valley Leader Blvthevllle H»ra!d 1'our facility members of Ibe Vniulerbill School of jUeciicme lacully will participate in a panel which will high- ifc'l.t tomorrow's meeting of the First Councilor Dstrict of Hie Arkansas State Medical Society here. The 95th semi-annual meeting of the Hot. rde group will begin at 2 p.m. In lei Noble. Dr. L. Kocnig, Instructor of ped- itncs; Dr. p. T. Billings, assistant rofe.ssor of medicine; Dr. Barton icSwain, associate professor of iirgcry; and Dr. a. w. Hudson, as- islant professor of radiology, are no Vandcrbllt faculty members 'ho will apear'on the program l>r. Fail-ley („ Welcome Group Welcome to the group will be ex- uideri by Dr. Eldon Falrley, prcs- 'erit ot Mississippi County Medial Society, of Wilson. Dr - P- E. Utley, Blytheville. president of the First Councilor District, will give the response. Dr. L. D. Massey of Osceola will introduce the speakers. Herbert W. Parker, past president of the Stale Pharmacy board, will speak on Pharmacy and Socialized Medicine. Dinner will be served in the Mirror Room of the hotel at 6:30. Wives of Mississippi County Medical Society members will entertain visiting wives with a lea at (lie Blytheville Country Club at 2 p m Tuesday. General to Speak One of the highlights of the day will be an address by Lt. Gen. Ben Lear of Memphis, former Second Army commander. General Lear will speak to nicm- bcr -' ; oi the group at the American GEN. BEN LEAK Legion auditorium at 8 p.m. His address will be open lo the public. The district includes Clay, Craighead, Ctittenden, rence, Mississippi. Randolph counties. Aproximately 150 doctors are cx- Grcene, Law- Poinsett and peeled to attend the meeting, Blasts Mark Business Resumption in Amboy SOUTH AMBOY, N. J.. M oy- 22. «-B]ast-lorn South Amboy returned to business-as-usual today, but Army otficial said it would be three to four days before the danger of live shells is removed Demolition squads combed the* wateffront area and the mile- —~ square city for shells and fuses AJ_|_| I/ '". which were: scattered everywhere In lYVQjQQn V OlGfS To Decide on Gas Franchise Friday night's blast disaster Lt. Hugh Casey, in charge of the demolition team, warned lhat there would be more blasts as mines are detonated during the next, few days. He said .more than 3.000'mines '»!-' •. r< ?tVd,y,._had been picked tip amuUthe wreckage o! the weekend disaster lhat took 27 lives. ' : :'. No More Classes Officials saw there would be-no more classes for the remainder' of the school term, but seniors would be graduated despite incompieted courses. Shopkeepers returned to their boarded up stores in the business msu-icl this morning and carried on as usual behind scenes of debris and wreckage. Tlie state of emergency continued m the sunlit porl city, with Army state police and Red Cross units on the job. All were joining in the big cleanup program. The remains phorus terday, smouldered near the" 1 dock scene of the explosion Friday night Four brrges. laden with munitions en route from Newark. O.. to Pakistan, exploded Friday with a roar heard across the slale. The blast lelt a death toll of 27, wrecked the waterfront of this port. 21 miles southwest of New York. Injured 350 persons with flying glass In an parts of the town, and did property damage estimated al $7,500.000. Residents Sfarllerl Anrw The phosphorus fire startled rcsi- Scc ni.AST on Face 14 of a 20-ton phos- fire, which flared up yes- N. O. Cotton July Ocl. Dec. Mar May Open High Ujw Close .. 3295 .. 3174 .. 3155 .. 3166 ... 3168 3209 3176 3172 3114 3176 3ZB7 3156 31S2 316C 3158 3153 316D 3155 s 'ew York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T & T Ainer Tobacco '.'.'.'.'. efl Anaconda Copper 33 161 3-8 Chrysler ............ Coca Cola ...'. Gen Electric .......! n Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers ... Republic Steel Radio , ,. Socony Vacuum Studebakcr Standard of N J ... Texas Corp J C Penney U S Steel .. 6!) • - 155 . , 49 5-8 .. R5 5-8 .. 58 3-8 .. 14 3-8 .. 29 ..22 3-3 .. ; 33 1-2 .. 20 .. 18 7-8 .. .14 3-4 .. 75 3-4 .. 69 1-2 .. 58 3-4 .. 33 \-special election lo decide granting of a natural gas franchise to Arkansas-Missouri Power Company will he held In Maiden, Mo., July 18. il wa.s announced today. The Maiden oily Council voted to call this election at a meeting Friday night. Possible service (o Maiden brings to 13 the number of towns and cilics In Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri that the 'power company proposes to serve by the 1951 healing season. Missouri state law requires a referendum on mailers involving granting of a utility Iranc'.iise. Three other special elections called for this purpose will be held May 31 in Caruthersville. Steele and Hayti. In Missouri, the utility also proposes to Kennett. bring natural gas to Pork Directors To Hold Training Meet Tomorrow A preliminary training meeting for park and playground directors for the Blytheville parks will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at tile Girl Scout Little House, J. p. Garrott, "L" supervisor and in charge of the supervision of parks and playgrounds during the summer months, announced today. The meeting is being called to outline a program of summer activities and to coordinate the activities of David Acres Park, Division Street Park, Tom A. Little Park, and the Mnloney Park. Mr. Garrotl said lhat several meetings of the directors would be held to work out the complete schedule before the park supervision began, about June 1. Directors for the parks will include: Mrs. Lillian Frank, Division Street Park; Miss Minnie Foster, David Acres Park: James Fisher, Tom A. Little Park and program coordinator, and Mrs. Doris Slaughter, Maloney Park. Soybeans CHICAGO. May 22. Wi—Closing soybean quotations. I.o.b. Chicago May . July Nov. , Jan. . 292 1 ', 294? 297 293'i 296 : ! 221'1 219U 220',: 22l-7i 220 221'.: Missco Ranks 18th in Nation For Gross Cash Farm Income Mississippi County is rated the 18th richest farm counly in the nation In grass cash farm Income, according lo statistics oi Sale.s Management's 1950 survey of buying power. The report wa.s issued by the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce. The county's gross cash farm income In 1949 was »68 842,000. Arkansas, with an Increase In retail sales for 1949 of 430 per cent over 1939 volume, led all other states In ll,e nation in rate of sain per decade. Mississippi county headed a list of six counties in the slate which placed among the 200 national leaders In gross cash farm Income m 19W, according to the Sales Management ourvcy. Deer Exonerated In Discipline Case Charges Dismissed; Wilson Educator Never Under Arrest Philip J. Deer, superintendent of 'Vilson schools, today wa.s exoncr- It tied of assault and battery charges Hi '"sing from disciplining a student Tl Contrary to information received " ^aturday, Mr. Deer was not arrest- id in connection with this incident. A warrant wa.s not served on Mr. FOURTEEN PAGES editorial — An Apology to Philip J. Deer Further investigation of . charg, of assault and battery brought ast week .gainst' a prominent Mississippi county educator shows that, he has been done a rank injustice * Paie ;,T S "' e ^ di5ciplinl "S »' "Is child has caused considerable gnef for Philip j. Deer, superintendent of Wilson schools For Us part In publicizing announced details ot the Incident lh. Courier News feels that Mr. Deer is due an apology childr' ' S "' lf T Ul " ate l , hat lhe oflc » "•cM.ry disciplining or school of io "",„ „ reSU " S - P '" e " tS SCld0 "' a8 '« «"» «hool of c, Is on he conduct of their ehUdmi. for It Is an old adage that sajs A ouckllng Is never ugly in Its mother's eyes " We are not apologizing for the prosecuting attorney's office a member of which provided U,e , B , ornilltlou ^bHe^d' o, r in the case. Such a source is recognieed by all newspapers as reliable which 7*7 WC "">, aP ° 10£i ' J "« '* <"« incomplete manner In the story was handled. We deeply regret Imving caused embarrassment to i man of Mr. Deer's proven character SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS # — Teachers Salary peer and he was notified only by telephone to appear in Osceola "Municipal Court this morning. H. G. Fart low of Blytheville prosecuting attorney tor the Scc- nnd Judicial District, made the announcement that charges against Mr. Deer w:cre dismissed. Consequently, no hearing will be necessitated today. 1'ro.sMiilor Stales Policy Mr. Parttow, on being questioned about the attitude of the prosecuting attorney's office on prosecution of school teachers when inflicting -. punishment upon pupils, made the ' following statement: "It Is the policy of the Prosecuting Attorney's Office to assume that all school teachers act in grxxl faith Mn administering punishment to pupils. Unless there are some attendant- circumstances showing a flagrant abuse of discretion ^"inflicting punishment on " "chilcTlSij nil complaining parties will be i^-3 quired to submit their grievaiin^ to (he Grand Jury before profccu^ lions will be instituted, wherr- grand juries return Indictment.'!, the Prosecuting Attorney's office will prosecute. I have so inslructcd my Deputies." He said his office will continue to follow this policy. The incident arose last week when J. A. Houston of Nodena filed a complaint with Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ralph Wilson of Osceola after his son, Billy, 12, was disciplined at lhe Wilson school. Child Nol Hurt Dl; Eto O Sha The Osccota physician who examined lhe child following tne disciplinary action said today that he had not been quoted by officials In a completely correct manner. The boy was "well-paddled," the doctor said, but suffered no actual injury. A bruised area on lhe youth's buttock was definitely not of a serious nature, the physician said this morning, and did not constitute any form of permanent Injury. Mr. Deer Is a veteran Mississippi County educator and school administrator. He served as county supervisor of schools for Mississippi County for five years and t.hen held a position with the State Department of Education in Little Rock in 19-17 and 19«. Mr. Deer became superintendent at Wilson In 1(M8. Bearden, Autry Get Legislative Council Posts Rep. L. H. Autry of Burdclte and Sen. .1. Lee Rcardcn of Lcachvllle were appointed Saturday to a total of five standing sub-committees of (lie Arkansas legislative Council. Completing organization of the council, which was formed by the 1049 General Assembly, these subcommittees were appointed to handle much of the proposed legislation scheduled to be considered by the 1951 legislature. Senator Bearden was named to three subcommittees. He was appointed vice chairman of the Revenue, Taxation, Roads and Highways Subcommittee, and a member of the Agriculture and Conservation and Rules and Legislative Procedure Subcommittees. Representative Antry was appointed chairman of lhe Education Subcommittee and Is a member oi the Public Health and Welfare Sub- commlllce, Pl'rS d< rf *% Sen - CIydK Byrrt 0| El Dorado, the council's Rules Committee made the appointments Sen ator Bearden also is a member the Rules Committee. New York Cotton July Oct. Dec. Mir. May Open High Low 3308 3309 3296 3178 3181 3163 3174 3176 3157 3179 .1181 3159 Jm 317» 3157 Close 3299 3163 3151 3160 9160 Missco Districts Receive Allotment Totaling $49,487 Mississippi County school dis- icls have been alloted 549,487 as e fifth payment from the State ;achcrs Salary Fund, according to uhn Mttyes. county school super- 'isor. Mr. Maycs today announced the liportionment according lo tlis- ricls and pointed out that the pay- ticnt wa.s 10 per cent of the $450,'00 to be alloled Mississippi County his year. The fifth payment makes 0 per cent ot lhe allotment made .vailable for distributions. The fifth payment includes $12169 for Blytheville School District dumber Five. Other allotments are: Isti'lcl Allotment trmorcl lurdette Jell Jycss Ceiser .cachville nila :owah isccola lawnee Wilson iosnell Mississippi Co. Dist (Slillman Sthoop $1.480 J.758 2.315 2.890 3.011 3.584 3.233 4.201! 1,485 4.483 2.1(55 4,213 1.795 jrr pray Crews To Start Use Chlordane O. Stinnett, director of the malaria control division of the St;ife Health Department in Mississippi County, said thai nine spray crews would begin use of a new spray, chlordane with DDT this week. Mr. Stinnett explained that the new spray would be used on porches and outbuildings, ami that only DDT would be used in the interior of buildings. Already approximately 2500 houses have been sprayed in the county, using only DDT spray, but Mr. stimielt said that the crews would return to these for spraying the porches and outbuildings with the new spray. He also pointed out that persons who hail been missed during the initial spraying operations could contact the crew members and have the spraying done now. The use of the new spray with DDT cnn be done with one spraying operation, and only those who had the spray work done before, the chlordane wa.s added will require second sprayings, Mr. Stinnett snid. The second spray will lie for the porches and outbuildings only. The spraying program started here about five years ago as part of the control of hi.sccl- horne diseases, and Is coupled with a larvacide program for fly control in most areas o[ the county. N, E. Arkansas Promised Gas LITTI.K KOCK. May 22, I/I',— Twenjy-sl* cities in Hasl and Northeast Arkansas loilaj- were promised natural gas facilities. The .Mid-South Gas Company, organized by Ihrec Investment firms, Inld Governor McMath that H hopes lo begin construction on Pipe lines lo supply some of the cities this fall. The company said if p [. lns lo provide service in lliaC area tmi covered by lhe Arkaiuax-.MtaKmri Ga.s Company's oprralions. Mld-Soulli Ins purchased nal- f ral (as rroperllcj owned by lhe Arkansas Fewer and l.ighl Company. Blytheville Man Gets Legion Post Ed A. Rice of Blythcvlllc, a mci ber of the Dud Ca.son Post 24 the American Legion was clcc of executive commlllceman of the glon's Fiflh nistrict at a dislr meeting in Ray yesterday afltrn James Nierslhelmer. a past cot niandcr of the Ulylheville post a: Billy Slced oi Leachvllle, retir district commander, were elected delegates to the national Lcgli convention in Los Angeles In S t ember. Nate Rankin of .lone.sboro elected district commander to succeed Mr. Steed. Truman Denounces Soviet Boycott of U N Over China President Levels Western Navies Begin Sea Flouting' Charge Maneuvers Near Red Ships PORTLAND, England, May 22. OT—Western Union navies At Other Actions Report to Congress Mentions Tightening Of East-West in '49 JOHN M. HIGH lOHKK (A I 1 )—-President Truman to- A , „,, ; moved nine miles westward l\lay ii. — to Mounts Bay, where they rc-an- :hored. iiy assailed Russia's boycott, , 1 ,I J '<i st , rlw " Ei " i: "» c "<»age" l,~ ir..:i_i x, ,, l " e *}OV1E or tlie Chinese Communist issue as a "filllul flouting" of the U.N. Charier. He lolil Congress the world prganizalinii is sensibly cfirry- iiijf on "business as usual." The chief executive attacked Uie Russian refusal lo attend U.N. sessions with Chinese Nationalist 'delegates, in a report In Congress in which lie also snid tlin the year 19-19 produced a tightening nf the Kn.«l-Wesl conflict. After reviewing numerous specific issues on which he said the Soviets Mocked constructive action in the U.N. lasl year, Mr. Truman declared: Tensiim T>re|>cned "The year ended with a deepening of the tension which |ms marked international relations throughout tile postwar period." He said this was true for many icasons-which still hold pood in lhe middle of 1950. Among them he listed failure lo agree on an atomic control plant, failure'lo progress toward ending the armaments race and the tendency of the Soviets while blocking German and Japan' 1 esc peace settlements, to isolate iHcim-elvcs increasingly from the resl of lhe world. In Ibis connection tlie President noted for the first time in a United Nations rdport-thal RusSla-now has possession of the alomlc Weapon." He gave the world tlie flrsl ofti- cl il Western" report lasl Sept. 23 when he announced "an alomlc explosion" had occurred in the Soviet Uiilnn. IlRptirl lo C'ruigrcss Tile U.N. report was prepared by lhe Sfnle Department and Mr Truman submitted il to Congress with a letter setting forth his personal views. The teller and report made clear that lhe President Intends to strive for the U.N. as a universal organization—l)ml la. Including the coin- munisl as well as the Western powers. Al lhe same lime he emphasized lhat within this framework the American government Intend* lo do everything it can to strengthen the West and block present Soviet policies. "Our experiences during 1910 In lhe United Nations provided lur- Uier demonstration that, as til- Secretary of State has rccenl stated, agreements with the Sovl Union and its satellites nre vali, only as and when they record exist ing situations of fact," Mr. Truma said. Mope Is Nol KimiiKli "II is not enough lo hope ft agreement or lo make proposals; is essential to create the coiidilloi under which il will be to the In Icresl of lhe Sovlcl Union to cut- Into and to keep agreements, f international activities which crca moral, economic and mlilta strength'among the nations oi tree world will broaden the area possible agreement and hasten . coming." The President made two rc/e, See TRUMAN on rage II ntly ivlct a I id All th consciously opened hush-hush sea maneuvers today-wilh „ „.:*«-„*„ Soviet skippers wilhih radar range. Tlie Russian molhersliip Tambov and her 29 trawlers and coasters -officially on a sprat and sardine fishing jaunt from the Baltic to lhe Black Sea-were off Kalmoulh yesterday when the British cruisers Superb and Cleopatra plus four destroyers loll Portland for the maneuver areas south of Hillnln. + ! Then (he Russians uppcd , viet to a f ' lrsl moves In the maneuvers are sla , le<1 ror to<llly ' wllci1 thrcc Dutch suhniarines pull out of Portland on their way to [he maneuver areas The Royal Air l^orcc costal command them. Yesterday, planned mock attacks on the British aircraft carrier Theseus—which Is not taking part in the maneuvers—popped up unannounced In Mounts Day beside the missions. The admiralty said nothing offi- cially was known of her presence there but a spokesman couldn't see "any particular significance" In it. Since the maneuver areas are, well down In the Bay of Hiscay, the sprat fishermen would have to pass right through them If they're en route lo the Black Sea as advertised. Russian conversation with curious newsmen was limited to "we fish " Navy officers here kept the admiralty in London posted on movements of the sprat fleet. British newspapers were highly suspicious, and enlerpilslng south coast boatmen were running trips "around the Russian flcel" at eight shillings (SI.12) a trip. Airlift Rushes Doctors To Earthquake Area LIMA. Peru, May 22. m-An emergency airlllt today rushed dec- iols medical supplies nud food lo the ancient Andes city ot Cuzco de- vasla ed yc-slci-day by a ,2- s econd earthquake. « least M persons were reported killed and m others Injured In the once-thriving seat of Records Readied In Pervert Check Police Okay |r.» .•*r" -" .-.'.'-!!•- rl'f>?ly •+IUC.1 civilization. Peru's President Manuel Odi-la, Amorcttl dispatched rescue crewt to the stricken city, 340 miles south- cast oi Lima. The Peruvian health director called on all available doctors, and nurses to so lo Cuzoo at once. The Quake, which struck at 1:45 p.m. .(EST), sent many of the city'.i Group to be Na WASHINGTON, 'May 22. (/P)— Senator Wherry (ll-Ncb) said to- diiy impounded records of tlie Washington police Department will be available for a Senate Inquiry inlo federal employment of sexual perverts. Wherry and Senator Hill (D-Ala) conducted a preliminary Investigation which prompted .\ Senate appropriations sub-commlltce to- vote last week for a full-scale study of the situation. They quoted police officials as estimating there are about 3.7SO homosexuals In vov- crnment jobs In the nation's capital. 1'crvcrts Dangerous Such pe'verts arc regarded as dangerous security risks because they generally are easy prey tor blackmailers. Both Hill and Wherry have stressed thai Communists in the role of blackmailers could do real damage to the nation. ••We have a lol of malerial which <Im not go Into our report to the subcommittee," wherry told a reporter. "We Impounded all the pn- h lice department records oil the matter, and al 1 of those will be handed over to the commlllce which continues the Investigation." Coinmillcc lo I(c Naincrl Vice I'rcsidciil Hartley is expcclcd to announce soon which Senate com- :r mittcc will get the investigation res- II olutlon introduced by Hill on hc- ilc half oi all the members of the an-y proprlations unit. Hill has recommended that the In- of riutry be conducted hy the Senate Expenditures Committee, which has a special investigations subcomnilt- •- tec headed by Senator Hocy (D- statue of Christ In Cuzco's main plaza, a radio broadcast from the isolated provincial capital said. . Number Not Known Until the rescue parties search the Cuzco ruins the number of casualties will not be known, but a. radio broadcast from there late last night said the deaths "have risen to 50" and the number of injured lo 17B. A government communique said the nearby town of San Sebastian also had boon hit by the quake and had suffered heavy damago. The communique said the casualty loll In Cuzco probably would have been far greater except lor the fact that some , 15,000 persons were watching a football game In th« town stadium when the quaka .struck. None of the spectators were believed hurt. Cu/.co Is In Ruins Much of archcologlcally-rlch Cuzco was reported In ruins. "The restaurants and shops were, almost totally buried," Cuzco radio reported. "The task of removing tho debris Is extremely difficult." "Until now." (he broadcast said, "it has been Impossible lo calculate the damage, since almost everything has been destroyed." The (|iiakc disrupted communications, making it difficult for officials to get a complete account of the disaster. One estimate said W per cent of the buildings in the city were damaged and up to 30 per cent Sec QUAKK on Page 11 Baccalaureate Services Open High School Graduation Week Tlie 126 graduates of Dlytlievllle High School's 1950 graduating class began a week of continuous activity iasl night wilh baccalaureate services at Haley Field stadium. #.'Hie Rev. E. c .Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church, spoke to Hie group on "Freedom, True and :v. Mr. Brown's address the prelude "Overture and the processional, "March from Athalla" played by dry oi development In their bodies, '( conscience, wills. Intellect, and splr- " itually. II was also pointed out that to Interpret the world wisely was to interpret the world through religion and God, to gain the sensual. Intellectual, and esthetic Intcrprc- F.iise." The Rev. followed Krotca," March j,u m y\i,nana- piaycci by >iiLvm;<;iuLii, ana esinetic interprc lhe Blytheville High School Dand.l lallons as well as the Interpret* the Invocation by the Rev. Harvey I ll °"* of heart and conscience. T - Kldd^JMMlor of the First Prcsby- Learning Increases Freedom """"• " " As m en learn, their freedom grows." the Rev. Mr. Brown said, as he traced the history ot the freedom in America. "And it Is only as we become slaves to wrong habits lhat we Jeopardize our freedom" he said. Following his address, the audience, glee club, and band joined in singing "Holy, Holy, Holy" bclorc the Unedicllon by the Rev. Roy I flaclcy, passtor of the First Methodist Church, and the class recessional, played by the band. Thirty-two members of the classes left their places in the graduates section lo participate In the glee club numbers, which were directed by Mrs. J. Wilson Henry, and accompanied -by Mrs. 0. M. Smart al the piano. The band numbers were directed tcrinn Church, and two numbers— "Praise Be to Thee" and "Go Not Far from Me "-by the High School Glee Club. Klamls Are Killcil TJie seniors, dressed In caps and gowns, marched from the field en- 11- •• • -— » win tin; iiuiu uii o( trance to the -west side of the sla- Iheir places of honor on dium to the field. The stands we LJ*. -.*«..„„ v,;.-iu uuinjiiuichy - ict filled with parents and friends of the graduates, who arc scheduled lo receive diplomas at commoner.,„ went exercises at the same Held. ng Friday night. as In his address, lhe Rev. Mr. ion Brown told the graduates that Iruc "~ l!: c .°. do .'J .?. n .. b ? achieved only e on » l i? S ? <I|SC| P 11 »C, self denial, was self direction and self development, ••"- eveopmen, He reminded the students, and the », ji. ». •;. i .VT • 1 ""'< ! "ts. a»n mr i ne oann number audience, that they must seek svm-1 by R. A. Llpscomb. COMMKNCKMKNT SPEAKER —A. W. Ford, assistant commissioner of education and consultant on school law with the State Department of Education, will speak to members of the graduating class at Blytheville High School at the stadium at 8 p.m. Friday. His address will be entitled, "Education, An Investment In Citizenship." Mr. Ford has been a member of the state education staff for the past nine years, received his bachelor's degree from Arkansas Slate Teachers College at conn-ay and his master's degree from the University ot Arkansas at Fayette-vtll*.

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