The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 22, 1950 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 22, 1950
Page 14
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FACE FOURTEEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAY 22, 19W Red River Eases Winnipeg Hold Flood-Swollen Waters Begin to Ebb Slowly; Hopes Are Brightened /UMP LEAD—RED RIVER—M ... WINNIPEG, May 22. <AF>—The ramapging Red River eased its hold today on the twin cities of Winnipeg nnd St, Boniface as the flood- swollen waters slowly began to ebb. Early this morning the official reading here had dropped one inch in the last !3 hours. Still greater drops were reported all along the river's tortuous course from flooded Emerson at the International border. The weather forecast brightened hopes, too. Drying winds were predicted, with only occasional scattered sliowers throughout the ncd River Valley. Crest Moves On Tt seemed apparent that the Red's wobbly crest had passed beyond the metropolitan area toward Lake Winnipeg. The public was cautioned against over-optimism, however. • The Army, directing flood control operations in the river valley, warned that there Is H long way to go before all danger ends. Their warning was pointed up today when the river knocked out one of three bridges connecting the twin cities. Only two were left in action — shaky Redwood mid Tro- vencher, reopened by a temporary gravel causeway only a lew days ago. D. M. Stephens, provincial minister of natural resources, said in genera! the official outlook is "encouragingly good." Klvtr May Inch Down Stephens said the river can be expected to continue to "inch its way downward If good weather stays with us." Louise Bridge, connecting Winnipeg with the Elmwood portion of east Kildonan on the St. Bonifncc side of the river, was closed to al traffic at 3 a.m. today. Constant water pressure had burst through the concrete underpass and floodct the subway at the western approach The Army decided to leave the •ubway flooded for the time being rather than risk weakening the walls by pumping it out. moking in Bed Causes Arrest 5f Manila Man John H. McKenzIe of Manila, en- red a plea of guilty In Municipal ourt this morning to a charge of olatlori of a city ordinance which rohibits smoking in bed in a hotel, iblie rooming house or tourist iurt. Ui ihe city. McKenzIe was arrested Saturday ter a mattress in a cabin at Ihe ost Boy Courts on West Highway burned Friday night. In court this morning, Municipal idge Graham Sudbury continued dgmenl on his plea of guilty un- June 3. In other action, five Blythevllle cgrocs were docketed on gaming Targes following a raid on a dice tine in a house in Negro quarters .st off Ash Street Saturday night. James Goosby, whose house was ided by police, is charged with •cliibiting a gaming device, and I Lnngslon, William Walhier, reddle Williams nnd Zack Mays re charged with gaming. Hearings for the Negroes were mtinued until May 25. R. L. Weaver forfeited * $35.25 ish bond on a charge of driving hile under the influence of liciuor nd Otis E. Spann and Virgil Polcy ich forfeited $45.25 cash bonds on rnllar charges. Eddie Rhodes forfeited a »30.25 ish bond on a charge of obtaining ersonal property under false pre- ense. He was charged with writing worthless $10 check. County Council Of HOC Planning Play Tournament *tb* County Council of Honr Demonstration Clubs In North Mis vtftMppl County "will conduct a plai tournament at Yarbro S c h o o "fhuTBday, Mrs. Gertrude B. Holi man, home demonstration agent announced today. ThB original plays will be pre aented durinff the day, beginning at 10'a.m., and the winning entrie. repeated on Thursday night. Tick cts wOI be available for either per formance, she said. Seven clubs In the council hav already announced that they wil enter the tournnmcnt. These in elude Boynton. Yarbro, Ffiirviev, Dogwood, Armorel, Blackwnlcr, ani Lost Cane clubs. Judges are to be selected froi persons closely acquainted with th activities ot the home demmislra tion clubs, including Miss Elizabet Moss, home economist tor the Rurj Electrification Administration. The tournament will be n counc project, but the Yarbro club will b hostess to the group. A covered di. c luncheon is being planned in coi nection with the tournament. Quake (Continued from Page 1} BLAST I RUMAN (Continued from Page 1) nces In his letter to the Soviet '.N. boycott. Declaring that "no nation can Ig- ore the question of how its actions ill appear in the world forums of he United Nations," Mr. Truman aid: "No nation, member or non-mem- ier, attending or non-attending, an avoid accountability before the oiled Nations for actions affecting he peace. The aroused opinion >f mankind, when brought to sharp ml immediate focus as it often Is i the United Nations, is not likely 3 be. dismissed, even by a, nation hat has strong battalions. 1 ' Makes Second Reference The second reference came when Mr. Truman wound up his letter with these statements: "The walkouts of the Soviet Unon over Chinese Nationalist repre- entatlon In the United Nations occurred since the events of 1949 described In this report. In the presence of this willful flouting by the Soviet government of obligations vied by it under the charter, the United Nations has taken the com- non sense attitude of proceeding with its business a.s usual." The President praised highly the work pf the United Nations in set- ling the Indonesian dispute, the Arnb-Jewish fighting In Palestine, nnd the India-Pakistan troubles over Kashmir. ' ' He said that "many lives have been saved" as a result of the U.N. vork on these disputes last year •md lhat such attacks on specific problems ns well ns its general work in behalf of peace showed that .ho U.N. "is distlngvrtshtng between realities and illusions" and is striv- ng tor "solid gains through actual performance." BUILDING WRECKED BY BLAST—This te all that remains of ti machine shop about 200 yards from the .scene in South Amboy, N. J- where four explosive-la den barges blew up at the docks. Police reported 27 dead and many injured. (AE* Wirtphoto). Tobin and Murray Denounce (JEW as Communist Dominated LYNN, Mass., May 22. WV-Secretary of Labor Maurice J. Tobin ami CIO President Philip J. Murray joined yesterday in denouncing the ClO-expellcd United Electrical Workers Union as "Communist dominated." Tobin charged UE leiulers with making a "whole series'* of "nnti- Aincrlcnn mis takes," while Murray declared they huvc "one master— Stalin in Russia." The labor secretary and CIO president spoke at a rally of General Electric workers. A National Labor Relations Board election is set for Thursday to determine whether GE employes wish to be represented By the old UE or the recently-formed CIO International Electrical Workers Union. Issue nf Americanism "This is not an issue of trade unionism, but of basic Americanism," Tobin declared. "From 19.17 to 1950 the UE leaders made whole series of mistakes, all them anti-American mistakes." Tobin said lie was speaking "secretary of labor, former governo ol Massachusetts and as an inter :d citizen." He declined to state whether he represented President mmi or had discussed the mnt- tcr with him. Murray vigorously denounced UE leaders and called them "discredited citizens bent on their task of enabling the Communists to gain control of the only union in the electrical industry." "Stalin Is Master I swear on this platform." Murray shouted, "that this small group of leaders of the old United Electrical Workers Union have one master—Stalin in Russia. "The United States won't do business with this lousy outfit." Tobin nnd Murray both told the gathering the Atomic Energy Commission had refused since 1348 to permit the UE to represent workers on secret government, projects. Tobin also denied' a statement by UE President Albert J. Fitzgerald that he planned to resign as labor secretary to become political action director of an amalgamation ot the CIO and APL. "There i.s absolutely no truth to lhat," Tobin said. Continued from Page l dents anew as a fast-spreading blaze zigzagged through about 60 drums, raising *» pall ot ominous white smoke over Ihe stricken city. Slate jx>lice .satd the phosphorus! drums may have been cracked open' Jjy Friday's blast, or uy a mine detonated by Army men. Phosphorus Ignites when exposed to air. The burning chemical set off about 100 more mines. The lire was in the blast-shattered grounds of the American Agricultural Company, adjacent to the area ot Friday's explosion. For a time tt was feared that a shift in the wind might blow harmful fumes over the city. However police said lalcr that there was no panic and no danger of a general evacuation. Mines lUL'.trd Firemen Exploding mines kept firemen at a respectful distance, but the fire wns brought under control within. a short time. It was finally decided to let it burn itself out over night. Firemen played their hoses from behind a nearby bank building for protection. The 27 men lost In Friday's blast were mainly employes of the Jersey City stevedoring firm which contracted to load the munitions. Only four bodies have been recovered, one of them mangled beyond recognition, and officers said it was doubtful if any more would be found whole. Insurance men looked over the smashed waterfront structures anc broken windows throughout the city and estimated damage at $7,500,000. $4 Million Insurance Officials of Hartford, Conn., Insurance linus said they would pay about 54,000,000 to policy holders ii South Amboy, but added that thi. ,vas a "tentative guess" which ma; e boosted higher by payments 'j n lured persons or to survivors o he dead. An ironical aspect of the dLsus ter was that the 600-ton munition shipment was the last to be permit Fire Destroys Servant's House on Davis Street undetermined origin I hrcc- room scrva i\t Fire of an ties* voy etl rv house at the rear of 301 East Davis Street at- 2:30 this morning. Fire Chief Roy Head said that cause of the ,fire was not known The house wns unoccupied. It wa.s located on the rear of property owned by Mrs. Nath Moore. Injured Child Hurt on Way to Doctor Bad luck followed Mrs. J. D. Fow-- r of Luxora nnd her n-month- oM son, Bobby, persistently Saturday but both were on the road to recovery today after two accidents hat befell them in succession. Saturday morning, a teakettle fell off the stove and burned Bobby'. 1 ; rooti Mrs. Fowler culled her husband, who works in Osceola, nnd he returned home to drive the child to a doctor. .But. on route to a doctor's ofticc, n caj "door swung open at the. intersection of Highway 61 and the Victoria road, and both mother son were thrown out. Both were bruised and suffered superficial cuts. Mr. Fowler then took the lad to McLhmUst Hospital in Memphis, where his condition WHS reported this mornine as "not serious." Mrs. Fowler is recovering at her home. On a per capita hti&is. Bobby apparently suffered more than hi; share of the rnsh of Rough Pavement Blamed in Wreck WORKING TO WIND by S. G. Barton, of l.archmonl. N. on windward lee of one of Aruorita WARD — International One Designs Sea Horse (left), •*Ue4 , Y.> and Mrs. Macee, skippered by Mac Paschal, of Bermuda, tmek Cup race series on Great Sound, Bermuda. Bermuda took Butler to Watch Home Movie Folk OSCEOLA, Ark.. Mny 22. {/Tj — Mayor Ben P. Butler said totlny that he will be In the crowd when movie cowboy Roy Rogers ami movie cowgirl Dale Evans lead a Memphis parade Wednesday. The reason: Miss Evans, Rogers' wife, is the former Frances Smith of Osceola, Butler will take a batid and some members of the city council. The movie folk will be in Memphis for the convention of the Allied Independent Theatre Owners of the Midsouth, Inc. ted here before enforcement of new Coast Guard safety regulations that munitions shipments from South Amboy be limited to 500 pounds because of the nearness of the docks to a. congested urea. Swelled pavement on Highway 151 yesterday afternoon ,apparently was an important factor in an accident five miles of here nea the Blytheville Air Base on Hi»h-1 way 151. State Police Patrolman Clyde Barker .said today. The entire left side of an automobile driven by J, W. Hall. 25,, who lives at the air base, was damaged when n car driven by Miss Dorat-hy Smith, 24. also of the air, hit Hall's vehicle near a section of buckled pavement, A fender wa.s damaged on the other car. Patrolman Barker quoted Miss Smith PR saying "I lost control when the car hit the rough concrete. 1 ' Three persons riding with Hill received minor injuries. Thrre are r evern3 rough sections In the air accidents that j 03se ,. oad dk]R to buch j cd pavement. hit the Fowler family Saturday. He "Troopers Barker and Don Is one of triplets. investigated. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE BECOMES FIELD ARTILLERY SIRVEYMAN! Fine Profession Cpl. Walter R. HornbuclcEc, Dallas. Texas, measures angles through an Army BC Srcopt at Camp Hood. Texas. says Dallas Grad "As a Eicltl artillery surveynun, 1 have one of the most iruercstini: careers a young man could ask (or," says Cpl. Waller R. Hornbuckle, \»ln> is stationed al Camp IJoott, Texas. A her gradual inq from Norlh Dallas High School iti l*M8, Hornbuckle eocercd the Army and was jieni to Artillery Survey School ai ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Upon completing OH? traininc course, he w transferred TO the l-iili. artillery h-maliim al Gamp Hooil- For mliei hig^ icimol Ri Cpl. Moiiihiuklc says, "I sincerely rccrmimt-nil the Army as a profusion. There are more than -lt> <Hf- ferem uaimng school ^cewj U. CESAR ROMERO, romantic screen star, says: "Smooth, sociable Schenley is the drink for me!" 1 -> A v ^ *\ BLfNDEDWHISKEy&SPROOF.<55%G8A]NNtUTRAlSPfRITS.SCHENUYDlST.JNC.,M. > f.Ci ANHYDROUS AMMONIA Don't take less ttian Hit best! We can supply the fertilizer and apnlj U Hie.' w:iy the job suiiuhl Ix 1 dune. For prompt service call 6585 or 4188. Lowest Prices Available. SCRAPE & WEIDMAN Agricultural Service South HighwHj Rlvtrjcvillc completely mined. The broadcast said many persons - \t were camping in the streets while I RJ others had (led to the country apparently In fear of renewed quakes. It could not be learned immediately whether the famed Inca Sun Temple, which stands almost in the center of the city, had been dam- , aged. The towers of Santo Domingo ] Cathedral, which adjoins Ihe temple, were toppled to the ground. Cu?.co's electric and water supply services were reported paralyzed by the quake. A government communique said j nrrangefmcnls have been made to ; transport the injured to Lima nnd Arequipa. PROFIT Fast German Trains To Nail Biting Stage BERLIN — (if, — East-Germnn . Communists have reached the nail- ; biting stage over the way the railway system stumbles along. A report says that bureaucracy and red tape are the major stumbling blocks. An example is a railway station In Halle which stands exactly astride two "administrative districts". Or one side ot the office, clcr!:s and other employees dispatch trains and do the work for one district. Across the floor is another batch. To gel a train lo move the length of the station, across the line separating the districts, requires hours of paper work. By Reading the Classified Ads Every Day! PROFIT Did You Hear? of the Crops Ruined by Hailstorm near Holland, Mo, Buy Hailstorm Insurance Now—Before it's loo late United Ins. Agency All Forms nf Insurance si A- l«»ln—Rear City Urng BLY By Advertising In The Classified Columns When You Want to Buy or Sell ADS PLACED BEFORE 9 A.M. WILL APPEAR SAME DAY All Classified Advertising Payable in Advance PHONE 4461 HEVILLE COURIER NEWS f A husky, luxurious new 1950 P.ickimi m Eight—the popular, 133-HP, 6-pas- m senger Cluh Sedan—at loss than you'd • * pay for «ome of today's sixes! 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