The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 23, 1950
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PAGE TWULVJB Rattle of Sabers is Heard as World Prays for Peace at Christmas Time By ASSOCIATED PRKSS Prayers for Peace—punctuated by the rattle of sabers—will go up throughout the world this Christmas, celebrated in an atmosphere of dread reminiscent of the Chrislimsos just before World War II. "»*••><.* Today in Washington WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. <fl>j— Having broken the Ice with an automobile Industry wage freeze, the government bore down today In It* itudy of a voluntary pay-control standard for all other workers. The Economic Stabilization Agency (ESA) put. ceilings on the wages of 1,000,000 passenger car builders and the salaries of their bosses last night. It was the first, mandatory wage action since World War II. Tn* Ireetx, like ESA'i rollback at new car prices, lasts March 1. until WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. W—Final action has been scheduled for New Year's Day on a $3.300,000,000 fax bill which would slap a 71 per cent levy on excess profits and boost federal tax Income to the highest level In history. WASHINGTON. Dec. 23. (ffj— Western Euroi» had notice from A large segment of Congress today (hat It will have to s|w<!d up its own defense efforts if 11 want* American military help continued. WAR (Continued from page 1) «d from tree-top level to the thin «lr six miles up. Sabres Damage MIG The Sabres damaged one other Mig and chased eight to 18 across th« border to the Reds' Manchur- um sanctuary. The Par East Air Forces said no American Sabres were lost in the greatest Jet battle ever fought. There was virtually no news from the Hungnam beachhead In northeast Korea where UB. 10th Corps elements last were reported hold- Ing a tiny pocket on the Sea of Japan. MacArthur's headquarters said U.N. forces there repelled Communist attempts to crash the Hungnam perimeter Saturday. Warplanes, naval and artillery fire "continued to disperse and destroy «nemy groups." Chinese Force* Mass But in Western central Korea, report* of Chinese forces massing »kmg Parallel 38 mounted by the hour. MacArthur'» headquarters said Eighth Army patrols had run into Chinese Reds somewhere ni.... Chongye, 'a village two miles south of the border. JL captured Red Korean messenger told Interrogators of heavy Communist artillery movement* southward toward Kuhwa, a village only six miles north ot 38. Fifth Air IV>rce pilots have reported other artillery movements farther north. Since the Chinese Reds struck In overwhelming strength just four weeks ago as U.N. troops were roll- Ing up the last SO-mile stretch of North Korea, the Communists have moved manpower masses and sup- In slow, steady pllei southward streams. M'Arthur'* Communique MacArthur's Saturday afternoon war summary said; "Continued, aggressive, probing actions, the presence of artillery with the Chines* columns and the accelerated reinforcement mid supply are all indicative of an impending enemy offensive for which sufficient mass now Is available." MacArthur's communique said four more Chinese army corps — 64,000 or more troops— have crossed recently from Manchuria into Korea. At Kuhwa, South Korean (ROK) patrols reported large numbers of Chinese Communist forces in several villages. Another ROK patrol brought back word of Chinese in battalion strength about five miles southwest of Kuhwa. Additional WALKER (Continued from page 1) was given out to his stunned staff i pilgrims '-" a ~ limited "number Staff officers investigating death were told by witnesses officers who were called Into what some thought would be a routine troops. The staff was called to order by MnJ. Gen. Levc-n C. Allen who told the officers: "I have a shocking statement to make. General Walker was virtually Instantly killed at n this morning when his Jeep collided head-oi and British forces under hi* command on the trip to the front. Body Taken to Seoul The body was taken to Seoul Municipal Airport to be flown to Tokyo. Senior officers In General MacArthur's command prepared to meet the plane at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. the that General Walker died soon after the smashup. Some believed he died almost instantly. Th general's aide. LI. Col. Layton C. Tyner, was injured. He may have been driving the Jeep. Patton, the master of lank tactics, prized Walkers as one of hts brightest pupils in the Eurosiean campaigns. "The Shoestring General" The Eighth Army lost ll.s brilliant 61-year-old "shoestring general" Walker shortly after his skillful direction had saved its life. The firm-jawed Texan has prevented the Eighth's more than 100.000 men from being trapped and wiped out by Red hordes of a 1,- WO.OOO-inan Chinese Invader army. Some witnesses said Walker's jeep, northbound from Seoul, swerved to avoid a heart-on collision with an American weapons carrier driven by a South Korean. The Jeep missal the carrier, which had pulled out of a southbound convoy. One version wa<- that the jeep struck a telephone pole and rolled over twice. Another said the jeep collided with a truck. In Tokyo. General MacArthur said he was "profoundly shocked" by the abrupt loss ol one ol Ills •ight-hnnd men. He disclosed that he just had recommended Walker for promotion to four-star general. ••» For many people, not long ago tortured by a great war. this wil be the best and most prosperous Christmas In years. But the threat of a new conflict has put a damper on what otherwise would be a Joyous celebration. In the Holy Land. Christians were begged to pray that peace once again will reign on earth Pilgrim' making the Journey from Jerusalem to Bethlehem—the route travelled on the first Christmas by Joscpl and Mary—will pray at the Church of the Nativity, the'manger of their civilization. In Nazareth, where the boy Jesus lived, a midnight mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Annunciation, scene of Mary's visitation by the Angel Gabriel. Again their prayers will be for peace. But around these worshippers will be reminders of war. Nazareth still is under Israeli military rule, vs It has been since the rtnys of the Arab-Israeli war In 1948. The road to Bethlehem has to be cleared of dragon-tooth lank traps and barbed wire at the Israel! frontier with Jordan before .It $35 Bond Forfeited James Brenum forfeited a 435.25 cash bond In Municipal Court ;his morning on a charge ot rtriv- ng while under the Influence of liquor. :hinesc units were reported moving along the Kumchon-Sibyon road. A warm and friendly "Merry Christmas" to all of you from all of us at Snider's Restaurant. Snider's Restaurant many more than last year— can pass on the storied road to Bethlehem. Japs Put Up Trern In far-off Tokyo, the Christmas spirit — somewhat confined by the proximity of the Korean war— was evidenced by Christmas trees, In store displays and colored paper streamers dcccratlng restaurants frequented by Americans as well as strictly Japanese establishments. Western Europe was ready to celebrate if.s most prospcroas Christmas in years, and seemed doggedly determined to make it a happy holiday, despite the gathering clouds. For Europe's— and the world's— Catholics, Pope Pius XII had a Christmas message, reminding them to pray that the world be saved from disaster. Italy Prospering Italy, prospering as she lias not done since the war. was hopeful. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims poured Into the country during 1050 (o lake part In the celebration of the Roman Catholic church's holy year, and a steady stream ol tourist dollars poured into the Italian economy, making for a flourishing holiday. But Italy was nervous, too, under the glares of the Commti- nisls to the cast. In France, records In the sales reached new tores. The French —Courier News Photo KKfA SIGMA CHRISTMAS PAKTY-ApproxImately ISO Negro children were on hand at the Jivcce Cubroom yesterday to partake of seda pop and other refreshments at the HI. Sigma Phi's Christmas p'rty All ha-Alpha and Alpta-Delte chapters gave the party for first grade students. The children rec" ved "„?, ind other presents during the afternoon. ".urni loji MURDER (Continued from- page 1) tight." The boy's body w-s clad i n blue cans, a plaid shirt, shoes and overshoes when recovered from the rii 1 - ~r. The coroner said the lad's hands .'ere tied In front of his body with • rojie while a small cord was around his neck. A handkerchief lad been lied around his mouth. Boy's Fret Nnt Tied He further said that the boy's cct were not. tied at the time the Business and Industry Levels High This Week By G. A. 1'HII.MPS NEW YORK, Dec. 23. <a'j—Boom- ing retail trade sustained business anil industry at exceptionally, high levels this week. •' Free of labor trouble and favored by excellent weather conditions, virtually all linci of enterprise tvoimd up the Christmas 'season with a burst of speed that curried some indices to record highs and held others close to previous peaks. A new high in retail trade volume Jody was recovered although it was j set the pattern for a busy scene possible Hint a rope had been tied °" 'he consumer front. Equally im- vcr the overshoes and it had slip-1 P'-essive were: An uxsurge in the 'Cd off. I heavy construction field which sent Tommy Bolen. who found the: awards to the highest level in his- body, came to the sheriff's office! tor yi a new peak in electric power Thursday night and said he saw j cutrmt ' a ncw ni B !l hi bnsines loans he three boys dragging the Nich- )lson lad down a levee near the city dump last Monday but thought hey were playing until he saw in newspaper that the Nicholson boy as missing. 'If the boy is still in the river. I shopped as they had not done -for j can find him in the morning" Bo by banks and a jump in money in circulation that carried the total to the highest mark in more ihan a year. j The stock market kept abreast ol strong lilies in major fields of business with a rare display of power "--' produced one 20-year high af- years. determinedly hiding the | len told officers, state of their nerves. Night clubs 1 The glittered with preparations for a busy season of merrymaking, with thousands of Americans in Paris as their best customers. In Britain, there was satisfaction with the economic recovery aid. Britons, still severely rationed, i tor another. All told, around si 500 ' 000,000 had been added to the quoted wonkl manage to have a fairly good Chrlstams, and would spend it at their hcartlisides. The royal family was spending the holiday at sancl- rlngham, their country home. Tim no - * ^. i - -, • — "t,M uLi.ii ttuucu lo me quoted The Pemiscot County shernf's, value of listed shares by the time office, who previously hart disc™-I the market knocked off Friday af- tlnuccl the cove search after It had | ternoon for the Christmas holidays been dragged countless limes. Anxiety Cansrs Cited agreed to have another try ami Bolen brouqlit up the body with "mussel grabs." including the vohlntary The search, aided by numerous j and almost immediate recognition volunteers, was conducted by thei that it was wholly inadequate to PemtFoof County sheriffs office cli- deal with menacing inflation- the - - ...... Some business offices, however, did cite several causes for anxiety, including the voluntary Liquor Store Robbed of $100 Burglars entered the welch Foster Liquor Store in the 100 block on North Broadway last night and escaped with approximately S100 in cash, Deputy Sheriff Charles Short said this morning. Deputy Short stated that the burglars gained entrance by breaking a plate glass in the front door. Welch Foster, owner and operator of the store, stated (hnt nn undetermined quantity of whiskey is believed to have been taken also. The money. Deputy Short sa •as taken from a cash drawer. rcclci] by Snf . rifr Jnk( , claxto]1 also assisted in the controversial "fair standards"' formula for profits, prices and wages, and the worsening of our position " " diplomatic and military City police hunt. Hearing In lly "Soon" Prosecuting Attorney E'eal said the bays would be br&ught before I The only thing certain at the end Magistrate Sam Corbett for prelim-i ° r an uncertain week was that bus- inary hearing "soon," but that he' ! ness aild industry would have to on the fronts. wanted mnkc complete and. livc with "ovcrnment In thorough investigation of' the case i ,™ r ; v sharflv - tnat tax « would be belorehand. ' j [' , er aild tllnt controls would be Burial was to be In Maple Ceme-! B ' lter ' tery following services at the chnnel , » ^ as '° e expected. It was the iviivi ii.r, o™, r* i. ,_. _, ., .•last-minute shopper In great num- with the Rev. Cook, pastor of the; First Nazerene Church, olficiating. Young Nicholson is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Paul E., Nicholson of St. Louis; his grand- | parents. Mr. and Mrs. David Huff- bers that sent retail sale.s to ; high record this week. And equally . expectable was the concentration of purchases on Christmas wares. man of Caruthcrsville, with whom | he had been living; a srandfather, .. Wesley Nichols of Blue Hiver. Wis.; i and a grandmother. Mrs. Joseph Wild of Melrose, WLs. He was born Nov. Cnruthcrstille and child. i-|, 1942 in was an only At this joyous season of the year, when everyday cares are overshadowed by good fellowship" and kind thoughts, we extend to onr many friends our sincercst holiday greetings. A Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year W. T. SHELTON Floor Contractors Negro TB Drive Is Ahead of '49 The Negro phase of the Blythc- ville 1950 Christmas Heal drive sponsored by the Mississippi Comity Tuberculosis Association has produced $203.96 to date Rebecca Williams, Negro chairman, announced this morning. About S119.21 was turned in this morning by Ne»ro solicitors and S89.73 had been previously reported. This amount exceeds the 5127 total produced by the Negro drive last year by SB1.96 with more to come Following is a list of Ne=>ro organizations and the amount of seals sold by each group: New Bethel Church, S225Q- Carter's Temple. S5: St. Paul Church. S10, Nehemiah Temple. $4.50- pilgrim Rest Church, S-I.95; First B'lp- tist Church, S5; Tn:light Church S5; Little Bethel A.M.E.. S5: West End Baptist Church. S2.55; Robinson School, su.71 and Harrison High School. S25. Charges to be Filed Against Burdette Youth Arthur S. Harrison, deputy prosecuting attorney for North Mississippi County, said this moriiln? he expects to file charges of reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle without a drivers licence 'against LuVelio Kelley, IS, of Burdette, next week. Youn? Kr-lii-y was the driver nt the car whir!) overturned on a Sfee/e Negro Shot after Car Theft Attempt Tearoy Johnson, 2-4, Stccle, Mo., Negro, is in Wall?; Hospital today suffering from a gunshot wound received yesterday when lie was shot by Henry Lovelace, Stccle police chief, while attempting to steal a car. Johnson was struck in the back just above the right kidney by a .38 calibre pistol slug. Chief Lovelace stated that he shot Johnson when the Negro jumped from the 1936 Ford he was attempt- Ing to steal and fled across a field t\vo and one-half miles north of Steole. She car was owned by Charley Hart of Micola. Mo. The Stecle officer stated that he spotted Johnson when he took off in the car. He said he pursued the Negro in a pickup truck driven by Nick Overturn of SteeJe. "We chased the Negro for about two miles north on Highway 61 before he stopped the car. "Btit when we pulled alongside the car, he took off again. I fired twice at the cnr and the Negro stopped the car. jumped out and i took off running across the field. ' n was then I shot him," Chief Lovelace said. 'Hie Negro was treated at a doctor's office in Steele and then tran,=fprred to the pemiscot County jail in Caruthersvillc. He was brought to the hospital here last night. No charge had been filed against the Negro this morning. Highway 61 curve near Burdette Monday night, in which one teenager was Injured and three others, including Kelley, escaped uninjured. Musical Service For Methodists A musical Christinas vesper service will be held at First Methodist Church nl, 4 p.m. Sunday featuring the combined voices of the Senior and Vesper choirs. Under the direction ot Mrs. Wilson Henry, (he group will slug lections from Handel's Messiah. Earl Snider. Jr., organist, nnd Ralph Nichols, Jr., violinist, will accompanists and Mrs. Georttijt Miss Jo Ann Trieschmann anani Billie Jenn Holmes will be vocal soloists. I The latter part of the program! will consist of Christmas carols. Negro Deaths Cora Washington Harris Rites Set for Sunday Services for Cora Washington Harris, 96. who died at the home n her daughter, Bertha Bragg | n Lux ora Thursday, will be conducted be ,n M, ca rn , e , •She is survived by one daughter one brother and one grandson Ca ton Funeral Home Is in charge. Services for Henry Adkins To Be Held Sunday JL Funeral services for Henry At kins, 66. ,,re to be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Now Salem Baptist Church nK • * 'Officiating. Burial will be In Osceola cemetery He died Thursday at his home near Luxora and Is survived by .his wife. Ozzic Atkins, and one da'uch- ter, Bcmice Franklin. Cnston Funeral Home is In char W -i We wish our many friends a very happy holiday season and a successful new yea r. Dud Cason Post 24 ^. Speck McGregoV W. CumninmkT H. Looper Adjutant Ed A. Rice CommltlcenKin • :/.'.'///iS==-V'"5=~Er-~ : j-™j-^-"^- !.'/.'.- =^r•*•••*'---. ~ On Christmas.. many friends HIK! customers we extend our wishes for a happy holiday jiud a healthy New Year! Many thanks foi tin tied patronage! ythevJlle FERTILIZER Corporation

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