The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 24, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 63 BlylhevUle Courier BlyihevUIe Daily Nen Mississippi VtJley Leader BU'theville Herald THE POHTNANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSA* AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI U. S. Arrests Chemist for Aiding Fuchs FBI Charges Harry Gold Gave Secrets By OK1.O ROBERTSON PHILADELPHIA, May 2-1 (AP)—A 39-year old Philadelphia research chemist of Russian extraction-is held today on $100,000 bail, charged with receiving atomic bomb secrets from Dr. Klaus Fuchs and turning them over to Soviet Russia. Dr. Fuchs is the former top British atomic scientist serving 14 pears for passing aton secrets lo Russia. Arrest of Hary Gold, senior biochemist in one of Philadelphia's largest hospitals for the last two years, was announced in Washington last night by Attorney General McGrath and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. A few minutes later in the Philadelphia chambers of-Federal Judge •yjaes P. McGrancry, the short, IT(B*" Gol<1 was given a is-minutc heniing and hustled off to Philadelphia's Moyamensing prison ir lieu of bail. Gold's work at Philadelphia General Hospital was on federally-financed heart research. Judge McGranery set June 12 al 10 am. for a further hearing. The time of his arrest was not disclosed The Jurist totd Gold during the hastily called hearing that he die not have to speak without benefit of counsel. And Gold spoke only twice. He admitted he was the Gold named in the warrant and requested permission lo telephone a brother Philadelphia to obtain counsel Judge McOranery granted the re- in announcing the arrest. McGrath said the charges were base< on information supplied by Dr Xuchs, who was arrested in February »nd pleaded guilty March 1 Fuch»"- - Trt VmJ tha V^.j- — f^*, ,- .tANtJM^Ml i Or Fu_ trying to Soviets atom espionage ii .America. They had quizzed him firs on Saturday and again yesterday. An American official describe! th« imprisoned British scientist a 'most cooperative" with 1 the PB officials He said the agents v\il continue .questioning Fuchs daily The joint statement. Issued b the Justice Department and,Hoover said Gold admited contacts : witr Fuchs and had given detailed ac counts of his activities since firs meeting the scientist in New York' east side early in 1!M4. They hai subsequent contacts in Brooklyi See GOLD on Page 14 5 Arbyrd School Children Injured In Auto Accident rive Arbyrd, Mo., school chilcire were treated for minor injuries a the Methodist Hospital in Para gould this morning following a Iraf flc accident near Arbyrd. Hospital attendants listed th injured as: Willie Jewell WlnsUai Blonina Buck, Kcrmit Wheele ^vimuel Kingsoliving and Doyn tifcngley. The Winstead girl suffer ft? a broken collar bone and th rest minor cuts and bruises. Details of the accident were n learned but a hospital attenda said that the car in which tl children were riding skidded as attempted to pass another car. None of the injured was talized. Weother Arkansas forecast: Partly cloud with widely scattered Ihundershou COOUR ers this afternoon and tonight an In east and south portions Thurs jgy. Cooler in extreme northwas IPltion tonight, and in nortlvwes and extreme north portions Thu day. • Missouri forecast: Partly cloud this afternoon, continued warn high temperatures near 90 south east: partly cloudy with scattere thundershowers tonight: Thursda partly cloudy. Ihtmdershowe south and southeast: cooler, low to night 65-70 extreme south: htg Thursday near 85 southeast. Minimum this morning—69. Maximum yesterday—95. Sunset today—7:02. Sunrise tomorrow—-T51 Precipitation 21 hours lo 7 a. today—none. Total since Jan. I— Mean temperature (midway be twccn high and lowl—82. This D»U Last Ve»r Minimum this morning-65. Maximum yeslcrday—«8. Precipitation Jan. l to this dat BLYTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY. MAY 24, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Car Industry Left InGbod Condition By CMC Contract 'Big Three' Producers Hove Agreements for At Least Two Years By GLENN K.NGI.F. DETROIT, May 24. (AP) —The sudden and significant new General Motors contract [eft the auto industry today in its most settled condition in years. All the "Big Three"producera— GM. Pord anri Chrysler— nnd some of the so-called independents were signed up with the CIO United ito Workers for nt least two years. Longest of nil the agreements Is e unprecedented five-year Gcn- ral Motors pact announced yes- rday. it docs not permit even a f>ce reopening before 1955. The Pord contract allows either ie company or union io ask for' "Be adjustments once before H :pires In 1952. The Chrysler con- act permits two wage roopenlngs I either side in Its Ihrce-ycar nration. All tins seemed to leave both __ —Courier News Photos HOUSING PROJECT PROGRESSES-Going up rapidly is Blytheville's first low-rent public housing .roject that is being built off south Highway 61 just north of the Razorback Inn. In the top .picture is the idminislration building, located on the southeast corner of the nine-acre site. One of the 40 duplex dwelling mils under construction is shown in the lower photo. Concrete slab foundations for nearly all the others lave been completed. Being built by Eraser and Son Construction Co. of Port Smith the 80-fnmlly project, will cost $482,903.17. An additional 75 units for white occupancy and 75 for Negroes also are planned Gen. Lear Suggests 'Army Way' on Community Level — Command Technique Is Urged As Way to Solve U. S. Problems Lt Gen. Ben Lear of Memphis, retired World War II commander of the Second Army, said here last night that Army "command technique" of "thought, planning and action are needed to correct the evils confronting us today" and called for this type of approach on the community level. • p Speaking at a gathering of North-* east Arkansas doctors In the I e i ' • . i Hayti Union Workers Charged With Violating State Labor Act lque that t oflmother socialism in range from Kie th war to encroaching America, Command technique as taught by the Army, he said, consists of: 1) Finding out the job. to be done. 21 Deciding the best way to do it. 3> Then saying "Do It. 1 General Lear's address concluded . semi-annual meeting of the First Councilor District of tha Arkansas State Medical. Society. A banquet al the Holel Noble preceded General Lear's address, which was presented joinlly by the Medical Society and Dud Cason °ost 24 of the American Legion. To Meet in October More than 50 physicians from Northeast Arkansas and visiting doctors from .Memphis and Little Rock attended the one-day session, which was chiefly a technical meeting. The program featured reading of medical papers by four Vandcr- bilt University School of Medicine faculty members. The final district meet'-ig for this year will be held in Jonesboro in October. Officers for the following vear will be elected at this meeting In his address last night. General Lear emphasized that leaders and potential leaders in communities should work toward the end of solving current problems by their own action. Urging the use of "command technique." he said "We should weigh this and apply our own In ternretation." "I think these times are rathe, sad." he said, and added: "The outlook is sad, too." He is not certain, the general said, that there won't be another war. As long as a nation has had democracy, he pointed out. men have been called to defend it. The end of World War II was both a happy and sad occasion General Lear said- in the aftermath of the war. thousands of Individuals became displaced persons Germany was "wrecked" and America found itself faced with an unfriendly ally, he said. International agreements wert violated and "we awoke lo the fact that some of our senior statesmen had been doing some horse-trading." the general said. After years of struggle, he said America now finds that the Russians have renewed their attempts to obtain power and are a ihreat to the world. Because of this, he said, the Atlantic Pact nations should be told Sec. LKAR on Pane S CARUTHERSVILLE. Mc .. May 24,-Two union employes of the National Gas Company of Hayti, Mo., face a hearing here June 1 on :harge of violating a Missouri labor, statute which says a man cannot b c prevented from engaging in lawful employment by threats of violence The charge resulted from a strike; called recently by a CIO affiliate against the National Gas Company in a dispute over a contract. Wilbern E. Elllsworth of Hayti charged in a complaint filed with Magistrate Sam J. Corbett here that Dayton Ford and James Davis prevented him from making delivery of appliance and forced him to abandon his truck. The two men were arrested on Ellsworth's complaint but posted bond immediately. Bonds were set at S500 and a hearing scheduled for June 1 before Magistrate Corbett. Hailed Delivery of Stove Elllsworth said in his complaint that Ford and Davis forced him to abandon his truck when he at- .empted to deliver a stove from the Hayti office at Maiden. He said the men then drove him to Maiden In an automobile. J. W. Moore, president of National Gas Company, which handles bottled gas fuel, said the strike was called when the firm refused to sign a contract allowing the union to mate all Installations. The company wanted to contract for a part I of the work by advertising for bids, he said. The union held 'his to be unfair and called the strike. Strikers were still picketing company offices In Hayti. Maiden and Sikeston today. At first, all of the employes struck but most have returned with the exception of the installers. This ts believed to be one of the first times that Ihls slate labor sUitule has been invoked in a dispute In Southeast Missouri. 'Excess' Cotton Penalty Is Set Rate to Be 50 Per Cen Of Parity Prices Effective June 15 The penalty rate for cotton pro duccd In excess of farm markctin quotas in 1950 will be 50 per ccn of the parity prices as of June IS A. C. Spellings, chairman of th county Production and Marketin Administration committee, an nounced loday. The parity price on March 15 wa Apr N. O. Cotton Ju!.v Oct Dec Mar May • Open High Ixiw Close ... 3309 3315 3307 3311 ... 3175 3190 3175 3184 ... 3166 3178 3166 3111 ... 3178 3182 :!167 3172 ... 316S 3181 3167 3170 Soybeans JIV . ... Nov . .. Jan . .. High 3.11 2.26'i 2.27 Low 3.027; 2.2ir; 2.22 1 ; 3.11 2.26 257 'Uncle' Is Out of Beans WASHINGTON, May 24. Wt-The government has tacked a "We- Arc-Out" sign over its soybean bins. Agriculture Department officials said today the government had only a few scattered lols totaling perhaps less than 10.000 bushels out of a total domestic supply which reached 119.000000 as of April I Strong overseas demand for soybeans and soybean oil has sent prices skyrocketing. As a consequence, 10,900,000 bushels which farmers stored under a government price support program last winter have been reclaimed by the growers. Soybean oil Is used as a vegfable food fat Soybeans, which were placed under government loans overling {2.11 a biisbel have sold for as much as S3.50 thfs spring, officials said. Prices at Chicago Monday were quolcd at S2.97. By comparison, the parity price-one deemed by law lo be fair [or both farmers and users-h <2.51, 30.01 cents a pound, and on 15 was 30.26 cents. Mr. Spellings said mat the PM committee was calling cotton grow ers attention to the fact that th penalty may be about 15 cents pound. Under previous quota pn arams. the penalty has been abo 1 seven or eight cents a pound. Similar Figure Assumed The 15-cent penalty Ls based < the assumption that the parity pri> on June 15 will not differ far fro :he March 15 parity fisrurr. Mr. Spellings indicated that th cotton subject to penalty Ls bein designated as the "farm markctin excess" of cotton. It will be deter mined by multiplying the farm nor mal cotton yield by the. acres? planted to cotton In cxcc-ss bl th allolment. In cases where farmers establli that the actual cotton yield pi acre Is less than the normal v:el the farm marketing excess will b reduced to the amount by whic the total production exceeds th normal yield times the larm co ton acreage allotment. In MLs'Us pi County, the allotments allo about 47 per cent of the cropland be planted in cotton. Mr. Spellings said. Will Brinj Men on Whole Crop Mr. Spellings also pointed out that all cotton produced on a farm and marketed subject lo the penalty would give the government a lien on the entire crop until the Penalty on the farm marketing excess Ls paid. The penalty must be paid before a marketing card can be Issued to a farm. In addition. Mr. Spellings said, the farmer who knowingly over- plants the farm cotton allotment will be ineligible for cotton price supports and also for any agricultural conservation pajment for the (arm. In Mississippi County, a total of 3' farms were measured before planting to Insure ?eulnst planting In exce« of ilotments. Allies Begin Patrol Of Berlin Road Link Before Youth Rally . —___—. ^ 36 Police Jeeps loam Autobahn n Early 'Alert' des in the Industry satisfied. Management was looking forward i long periods free from labor rife. The UAW was hopeful of sing the Big Three agreements as ilterns at scores of smaller firms •here bargaining has been held up Hiding the big settlements. Pact Is 1'allcrn UAW President Walter neutlinr ild the union would use the GM icb as a pattern "wherever we in." The union claimed it was far iperior to either the slrlkcless 'ord settlement last September >r ie Chrysler settlement at, the end f n 100-day strike May 4. Its major provisions were these: 1. Continuation of the unique es- alalor clause In Ihe old two-year ontract. This hitches "the wages of icarly 250.000 GM workers to the of living ns measured bv the Labor Department's Bureau of Lair Statistics. Hourly Wacr Boost 2. A guaranteed four-cent hourly wage boost when the contract goes nto effect next Monday and another each Mny 29 thereafter for he next four years. This is known is an "annual Improvement factor" maffcctcd by ups and downs in liv- nn costs, 3. Pensions of at least 4100 i month, including federal Social Se curity benefits, with a maximum of S1I7.50 If the government payments arc increased by Congress. Full pensions are payable at age 65 after 25 years service. 4. A modified version of a union liop. This requires all new em- )loyes to join the union v.'lthin 30 days for a period of at least a year, giving them an option of quilting at the end of that time. Old em Jloyes row in the union will be re quired to maintain their membership. Those not now in the union ire not required to join. The terms also provide increase i vacation benefits and in mcdl cal hospital insurance. Heuther said the GM settlement was worth 19 cents an hour Immediately and 35 cents afler the last four-cent wage '.cost is paid. He estimalcd it will cost Ihe company more than SI.000.000.000 over the five-year period and will add S700 a year to the average GM worker's income by 1955. Louise Sullivan Max Gurley Ten Outstanding Members of BHS Class of '50 Receive Recognition Ten outstanding senior class members received special recognition from classmates and school administrators last night at the annual class night activities conducted at tlic high school auditorium. . All award winners except two — the band award nnd the award for outstanding achievement In agriculture—were announced yesterday afternoon, but these announcement.') were not made until the actual activities last night. The band award was presented to Miss Louise Sullivan,, hand major and band member, and the agriculture award was presented to Max Gurley. The band nword Is a contribution of Mr. nnd Mrs. ft. C. FIUT and niythcvlllc Kiwanls CiuV members arc donors of the agrl culture awnrd. Each of the 12fi seniors was In trodiiccd by Ills school activities Ins ntslil, before W. n, Nicholson, sup erlntcndcnl of Blythevlllc school; presented all the awards. Award winners previously an nounced include: Margery Huk valedictorian nnd winner of malhe nmlics nnd English awards; Shirln King, snlutalorian; Hob Klr.shnei nubile speaking nwnrd; Maxin Hipp. $200 Arkansas State CollCR scholarship; Harry Frltzlng, Jr., an Mary Jo Eaton, vocal music awards Nancy Shlvlcy. D.A.Tl. (rood ship award; and Ben tiorowsky.'tl D.A.R. history award. Lie Says Cold War End Is Possibility By the Associated Press LONDON. May 24. </t'j—Trygvc Lie, summing up his talks in London Parts and Moscow, declared lonlglit the possibility exists of construcllv negotiations to "reduce the tensions of the cold war and ultimate! ••bring It to an end." The United Nations Playgrounds, Parks to Open About June 5 Blytncvillf parks and playgrounds, scheduled LO have adult supervision for the /irst time this summer, will be opened about June 5, J. P. Garrott, direct;)! of the BIytheville "Y" revealed today. Mr. Garrott said (.hat In a preliminary meeting yesterday with the playground directors, tx?ing provld ed by the "Y" it was decided that supervision would probably be confined to the aUernoon The sche dule for supervised playground activities will probably be from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. he said, Mr. Garrott said that the present playground plans called for orgad- ized games and tbe inter-part com petition in softbaU and ba-seball leagues. He indicated that children under sfx should have adult super vision with them at the parks, since tnc planned activities, which are to oc cupy the major portion of the sup crvisoTs time are directed inward children over six. He said that th Division SUect Park was to direc its activities to the age group in Directors for the four parks are to meet on June 2 lo complete summer program plans. Armorel to Sell $10,000in Bonds Funds to Be Added To Eorly Issue for New School Building An issue of 510,000 in bonds bear- In? 3..15 per cent interest Is scheduled to be sold June 16 by Armorel School District No. 0 to finance construction of a school auditorium, gymnasium and cafeteria. The S10.000 obtained from the bond Issue will he added to about S50.000 remaining from an issue sold last, year, Arthur Vance, secretary of the Armorel School Board said. The bonds will be sold on auction bids at, 1 p.m. June 16 in the office of Superintendent R. W. Nichols at the Armorel school. Work on the new building was started in March. The steel roof beams are in place and work on Ihe walls is progressing. F'ritln and Us- rcy Construction Co. of BIytheville was awarded the contract and U. S Branson of BIytheville Ls the architect. Dnc to be completed by Sept. 1 the gym. auditorium and cafeteria will be housed in the one structure which will be separate from the present school building. The new' orm Building Is 101 feet long and 76 feet! wide. Of brick and tile construe-i N Y Central lion. It will cost an estimated SW.- , r n , jrarv<-<ir,.r" 000, Mr. Vance said. | ^u^^uilcr, Surplus revenue from the U-m:il Republic Steel continuing building fun tax ap- j Radio Droved at Ihe annual school clec- j Socony Vacuum lion last year and other revenue I .Studebakcr that legally can be pledged will he-Standard of N J used to retire the bonded Indebted-' Texas Corp ness. The issue sold last yrsr waslJ C Penney for SH5.P.W and Included funds forilj S Steel retiring previous indebtedness. 'Scars --- -•—...*.... secretary- general made this statement shortly afler Foreign Secretary liev- In announced Britain feels Communist China should have a scat In the United Nations. The China Issue Is the principal obstacle In the way of normal functioning of the U.N. Russia nnd Britain have recognized Communist China; France and the U.S. have not. Xallonalisls Silent At Lake Success, Soviet and Nationalist China ' delegations withheld comment on Rcvln's statement. U.N. sources would not say whether It meant Britain was ready now to vote for the ousting of the f.' Chinese. Informed diplomats in Paris said France would not stand in the way of Communist China's being seated in the U. N. in place of the Nationalists. Ilevln lilimcs Flussia Dcvln. who saw Lie westcrday. blamed Russia for the China deadlock and challenged her to retake places on the U.N. bodies she has been boycotting. A spokesman tor the .secretary general said Lie would meet President Trmn.iri and Secretory of State Acheson In Washington next week. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper ... Heth Steel Chrysler i Coca Cola '.". Electric Motors ........ 161 1-2 68 BKUL1N, Jlny 24. (AP) — \ fleet of 30 American, Bri- ish and French military po- ico jeeps today began an in- ensified patrol of Berlin's iinin rontl link with Hie West, he 100-mile superhighway hrough the Russian zone. The patrol was part of x 'preliminary alert" to which i.OOO allied troops and 13,000 Went Berlin police were or- Icrcd as more and more young JoiTimunisUt headed for East Herlin's rally of Red youth Ihis weekend. Allied-controlled forces will g o on "full alert" Saturday when lh« final contingent of 500.000 young Communist demonstrators from tha Soviet zone Is expected In the Eastern sector of the city. The East German Communist government has warned that regular traffic on the autobahn will b« subject lo a 36-mile detour from tomorrow on to allow unrestricted movement of Communist youth convoys. Allied officials said they would not tolerate Interference with vehicles of the 1 Western powers. Allied military police were under orders 10 Ignore highway commands of the East acrinnri police but If Soviet troops enforced the detour, they were to follow It .subject to. protest. Soviet-licensed newspapers bitterly complained at the arrest of 11 Leipzig delegates In », Cpmmuh- Lsl-banncred truck In the "American secfor, of Herlln yesterday. rfmmittnn Fmeea Violator* But Hie West city attorney-general announced that rigorous prosecution faced all who might violate Allied seclor laws against resistance to state authority. Holing or disturbing the peace. Communist leaders appeared etat- ed at the prospects of worldwld« publicity for the Whttcstm "March on Berlin," which they contended Vr-ould prove Germany's younger generation Is wholeheartedly behind their political program. Rally for 'Teace" The rally is dedicated to "peace" —will] Western powers accused of threatening war—and to "unity" of all Oeimany. as part of the Soviet bloc. Communist spokesmen repealed that the entire demonstration would be confined to East Berlin and Allied sectors would not be trespassed. Original hints of violence had caused hundreds of West German and foreign reporters to be assigned to the "Berlin story" this week. Tress Seeks Entrance Gcrhart Elslcr. propaganda chief of the East German government, was deluged with Western requests for press passes to Communist youth parades, sport feslivals and political meetings. His office said (!00 press applications had been received but only 100 could be granted. The Soviet government made another gesture of generosity toward the Eastern regime today by turning back to its control the "House of Soviet Culture" and two other meeting halls In p:ast Berlin. Last week the Russians gave back 2.1 Industrial enterprises which had been operated since the war as So- vlot stock companies. Communist Prime Minister otto Grotcwohl confirmed that the "House of Soviet Culture" would continue to be a center of pro- Soviet lectures, books and films. The costs win be met directly by the East German taxpayer In the future. 70 154 IS 3-4 . 83 7-8 . 5B 5-8 . 29 1-3 . 22 3-8 Retail Merchants Groups to Meet ^ ,1-8 ---Jck chairmen working with the S3 5-8 1 numbers of the executive board of 19 3.4 the Retail Merchants Division of 18 7-8 31 1-8 75 3-4 6!) 3-1 53 1-4 33 1--1 44 1-8 Annual Poppy Day to Be Held Here Saturday Saturday will be Poppy Day In . Once azain during the annual Memorial Day event, the little red paper flowers will be sold here by volunteer workers U) help disabled veterans who are still hospitalized. These veterans ma'«e the paper popples. The poppies will be. sold in dovnio-xn BIytheville Saturday by the American Legion Auxiliary and jiirli from BIytheville Junior High School. Mr.?. H. L. Halsell. Sr., snd Mrs. Jarr.os Nlerstheimer are ro--hnir- man of the Auxiliary project In addillrvn to street sale-s by the Junior high .school girls, a booth will he set up In the 200 block on West Main Street. Poppies also will be Mid In both hanks, the post, office and the bus nUtion on North rifth Street Mrs. HaJ-sell said yesterday. Malting of these poppies and results of Ihelr sale 1 provide threefold bcneliu to th« hospitalized veterans. Mrs. Hakel! pointed out The activity takes their mlndi off their conditions, sale of the pop- pif-s provides them with spending money and the chance to earn this money gives them a feeling of Independence, she said. The popples sell for a dime apiece, but larger contributions will be welcomed, Mrs. Haisell explained. "The more we can sell them for, the more we can help these veterans," she {aid. the Ihe BIytheville Chamber of Commerce arc scheduled ta meet with the board at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow to outline business promotion activities. The meeting illl be conducted at the Chamber of Commerce office, in the city halt. Block chairmen include Clarence Wilson. Lloyd Florman, Maurice Zcllner. W. D. Swancr. R. H. Watson. Wesley Cay. J. L. Wcstbrook, •Jr.. Bob Bay. Barney Cockrcll, Felix Carney, and Charles Henley. Mr. Westbrook and Mr. Cockrcell also are members of the board. There are 15 other board members. New York Cotton Open High Low Close July 3o24 J527 3522 352J Oct 3180 3195 3180 3193 Dec 3172 3184 3172 317H Mar 3174 31S8 3174 318.1 May 3170 3187 3UO 3177

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