The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 25, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 54 Blythevlllc Courier Blyihevllle Dally New* Mississippi Valley Leader Btolhevllle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BIATHKV1LLK, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1950 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Huge Atom. Plant Building Project Closed §y Wildcat Walkout of AFL Union Workers OAK RIDGE, Term., May 25. w>>—A niamnioth atomic plant construction project was shut down completely today by a wildcat walkout of AFL workers. The strike, which members of the Laborers and Hodcarrlers Union began yesterday without warning, spread to all other crafts working on the project, the Atomic Energy Commission reported. "The project Is competely shut down," said an AEG spokesman. "We haven't been Informed by the union or anybody else as to what the walkout Is all about." "The laborers started Ihe strike yesterday and today the craftsmen joined them," the spokesman, who withheld use of his name added. The strike came a day after an arbitration board had ended > hearing on a wnge dispute Involving the Laborers and Hodcarrlers' Union. Some 3.000 workers are affected by the walkout, The AFL crafts Involved arc members of the Knoxvillc Building Trades Council, whose officials were not immediately available lor comment Picket lines were estibllshed outside the various entrances lo this atomic city early today, and by mid-morning pickets also appeared ncnr a gale to the restricted area. One union official, John S. Turner, a conciliation consultant for the hodcarrlers, joined the AEG in saying he didn't know what brought about the walkout. "t haven't the slightest Idea who the Instigators of this tiling " said Turner, adding that the union did not authorize the strike. fire, Turner said he would "talk to the boys" them back on the job. again and try to get Binaggio Men Indicted by Grand Jury KANSAS CITY, May 25. (/T>— Three henchmen of the Clmrlcs Illnaggio iiorthsldc political organization, Including gambler Waller L. Hamey, were Indicted by n federal grand jury here to- tiny on charges of Income tax evasion. The other two were Samuel (Jew Baby) Goldberg, and Johnny (The Mng) Mangtnrnclnn. Both Halney and MaiiBlnrncina were each Indicted on three counts and Goldberg on five Hail Damages Missco Crops On 5,120 Acres Replanting of 70 Per Cent of Cotton In 8 Square Mile Area Required a± An hour-long hail storm yesterday afternoon caused mmi "moderate" to 90 per cent crop damage in about an eight square mile area in Mississippi County. Keith J. Bilbrey, county agent,*— .— laid that the area was south of Ehonyo and enst of Lost Cane to include Lowden, and would result in •bout 70 per cent of the cotton in that area, being replanted. In many Instance.? it will make Hie third time for the crop to be planted since poor stands had made second planting necessary on from »0 to TO per cent of the farms In ttis county. According to Mr. Bilbrey, cotton WM th« hardest hit of the crops, .with corn and soybeans being sev- tr«ly shredded, but he said they would probably recover. , Mr. Bilbrey also indicated that •otr,« of the damaged cotton could »ot be replated until the water, MtiMed by recent heavy rains, was aH the land, and that it would be •o Iftte that probably soybenns ( -and ( • would replace , the .; damaged ....... Truman Disdains U.S.'Super Rule' . Bilbrey Ing was causing quite, a glooiriy ont- ' kxik for the cotton planters inrthat vicinity, which includes A. J. Lewis on the Ivowden plantation and Cline Dobbs, .on the Tomorrow Farm, . owned by Noble Gill and B. 8. Simmons. '• ; The worst hall damage appeared to bft in the area just north of the A. J. Lewis Gin, and extendin: south to the Clem Whistle Farm. Kail ff.ll as far north as John Stevens Gin on Highway 18. but the anfl a ccmilg crop damage did not extend that I jj le nmolm ^ ^ far. The second hnil storm within the week hit Yarbro yesterday, but according to George Dillnliunty, Ben Abbott and V. M. Bristcr. farmers In thB' - -i, there was no serious damage. Beauty Pageant- Child Division Entries Sought Parents should not wait for an Invitation or sponsor to enter their children in the Junior Miss Blytheville and Jaycee President of 1975 contests being sponsored by the Jilythcville Junior Chamber ol SJfommerce in conjunction with the Miss Blytheville Beauty Pageant, a contest official said today. Mrs. Rouse Harp, entry chairman of both contests, said that some parents have failed to enter their children because of luck of cither sponsor or invitation. "It is advisable," Mrs. Harp said, "to register entries as soon as possible. Any child who has not reached his sixth birthday and who will be at least three years old hi June is eligible." Entries may be made by cnllin: Mrs. Harp. President Voices Opposition to FEPC On Voluntary Basis WASHINGTON. May 25 President Truman said today he sees no reason for a super government In this country. That was his reaction to a proposal to set up a. commission .on national security to study seciiritj measures. . " ^,,He, said,, lie; is,,tryiji« to-nin' the £oyernBM9at; under the constitution conference when 1 - he was asked to comment on tf Washington Pos editorial proposing the bipartisan commission. Tlie post suggested the agency could survey such questions as fifth columns; civilian defense^' development of new weapons and size and use of military expenditures. • AVork on Defense Budget Mr. Truman said work is going ahead on the defense budget .for the fiscal year starting July 1, 1951, and a ceiling has been placed on 3iml the military can spend. He would not disclose the ceiling, but several weeks ago he said the next defense budget would te lower than the proposed outlay of around 514,000,000,000 In the year starting next July 1. Against Voluntary ] On other matters, the President said he was ngainst setting up Fair Employment Practices Commission on a voluntary compliance basis. Some legislators are proposing that plan as a compromise for the President's request for an FEPC with power lo enforce bans against racial nnd other discrimination in employment. He snid he docs not intend right now to go into the situation involving Robert Deiihnm, general coun- s«J of the. National Labor Relation* Hoard.' A reporter said Senator Humphrey (D-Minn) had asked thnt Denham be tired. At the outset, the President announced' an_ agreement with Britain and France to supply arms lo Israc: and the Arab states for the defense of those Middle East countries. Bidding on New School Postponed Till June 6 Deadline Reset After Change in Completion Date —Courier News Thoto All! SPRINGl^School Is out for those youngsters and they lost no lime In seeing what they could do toward breaking up a few schools of fish In session in the pond at Walker Park. N(. fancy rods, reels, creels or tackle boxes for these lads—just a cane pole. Hue, gunny sack and can or worms. And perhaps m fish than their lancily-equlpped elders... U.S. Officials Skeptical Of Lie's Cold War Idea ', .-./•>yK jA81 ' I NGTON,,Mfiy/ 1 25. 1 (it'i —American .foreign policy officials from Prcsi'cfent Truman down today evidenced a cautious and skeptical attitude ' toward Trygvc Lie's belief that negotiations to end the cold' war Vre possible. «. 2, Mr. Trutnan was asked at his New York Stocks Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon tonight and Friday. COOLER Widely scattered mostly afternoon thundershowcrs. Cooler In extreme north portion tonight and north- and extreme north Friday. Missouri forecast: Parity cloudy with scattered showers and occasional thunderstorms tonight/ and in Ihe south and cast portion Friday; cooler south nnd east central Friday; low tonight 65-10 southeast; high Friday 80-85 southeast. Minimum this morning-62. Maximum yesterday—92. Sunset today—1:03. Sunrise tomorow—4:51. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—.15. Total since Jan. 1—23.86. Mean lemperaliire .midway between high and lo-*)—87. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—51, Maximum yesterday—11. J * n ' l lo lhis dale Closing Quotations: •\ T A: T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward .. N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers ... Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum .... Studehnker Standard of N J Texas Corp J C Penney U S Steel 161 3-1 67 133 37 169 349 188 360 314 , 29 . 22 1. 33 3. 19 5. 18 7. 31 1. 75 I. 69 1-2 . 59 1-2 . 33 was cws conference what he thought bout the U.N. secretary general's fforts to arrange negotiations mong the United States. Britain, 'ranee, Russia and possibly other ;ading United Nations members. The chief executive answered arefully that he knows nothing bout Lie's efforts and will make io statement on them until be hns alked with the secretary of state. Lie relumed lo New York today rom Europe where he conferred with Premier Stalin and with Bri- tish and French government officials. He will come to Washington In a few dnys to see the President and Secretary of State Acheson. Acheson meanwhile is returning to this country from London where he wound up last week a scries of diplomatic conferences aimed nt strengthening the western coalition agninst Soviet Communism. Lie's expre.scd hor'fulness has not stirred any sign of optimism at the Stale Department or In Congress. Couple Retires Following 15 Years Of Teaching in Mississippi County Mr. nnd M,;>, >Y. n. busy moving today following Ihelr retirement after 15 years of te.sch- ychool in Mississippi County. Their retirement, however, marks the end of a combined teaching service of iej.rly 60 years. Both have been teaching In the Ground-Breaking for Osceo/o Church Building to Be Sunday Ground-breaking for a $100.000 educational building for the Os ceola Presbyterian Church is scheduled to be conducted at the closi of the worship service Sunday morning, according to the Rev. L. 1 -* Lawrence, pastor. The $100.000 project Is a part o $150,000 expansion program bein planned by the church, which is on of the oldest in the county, havln been organi7.ed in 1&S5. Construction on the building I due to begin on Monday. Tlie ground-breaking ceremonic are to begin with H procession. lc by the Rev. Mr. Lawrence, from th present sanctuary to the site of th education building on the acljacci lot. The procession Is u> De led by 111 pastor, with the choir, members the building committee, elders an deacons, church officers, and th congregation participating. It. C. Bryant to hrc.-ik Ground After singing of the hymn, "Th Church, One Foundation," the firs shovel of dirt is to be turned by R C. Bryant, chairman of the build Ing committee. Other commute members will follow in the gronn breaking. They arc Mrs. Arthur \V Bowen. Richard Cromcr, Jr.. Haro! Ohlendorf. and Harold E, Phillip. Representatives of the church roga nizations will also participate. Th sroup is to Include A. W Bowc Sunday School superintendent; Mr Arlhur L. Rogers, vice-president the Women of the Church; Mi Marjorie Doyle adult sponsor; Mi Jcannetle Bowen. president of th Presbyterian Youlh Pclowshlp; and George Doyle, president of the Men of Ihe Church. After the ground breaking, the congregation and participants will join In a circle for the Mizpah benediction and the singing of the rtox- ology, led by Dalton Fowlston, choir director. Added Balanced : arming Contest Awards Pledged Additional county prize money as been pledged to the ID50 Ark- isas Balanced Farming contest. :>. C. Neal, county supervisor of Ihe Arm-era Home Administration, nn- lounced tociay. 'Mr. Neal said that the First Nn- lonnl nnd Farmers banks of Blytheville have both offered to lake cash awards to winners on he comity level. Previously. Arkansas - Missouri •ower Co. spokesmen said the com- iany would continue to support tlie Jalanccd Farming program by naklng cash awards to Mississippi ;oiinty winners. Mr. Neat said that 400 entries are expected in this county. Approximately S.OOO farmers have alre-dy entered the contest in Ark- Two Fishermen Fined in Court Two men were fined In Municipal Court this morning on their pleas of guilty to charges of violating state game and fish regulations. Narl Nunnally was fined S25 and cjsts on a charge of fishing without a resident fishing license and John Ide was fined $10 and costs on a charge of taking bass below the minimum length limit. The court suspended $15 ol N'un- nally's fine and all of trie's on recommendation of Ihe state. Hearings for Robert Trimue on charges of reckless driving, driving while under the Influence of liquor and snccding were continued until June 5. New York Cotton July . Oct. . Dec. . Mar. . May . Open Hiqh Low close 3320 3323 3316 3322 31S6 3197 3188 3189 3180 3184 3176 3178 3189 3189 3180 3184 3182 3185 3117 3181 service with the Army in World War I. He served overseas and remained with the Army of Occupation along the Rhine for eight months after the armistice. Mrs. Lewis' teaching career began In 1927 and she has been a teacher Forty and Eight school since 1943. since. They began teaching li Mississippi Since coming to Mississippi County. Mr. and Mrs. ounty in 1935 In the school at Lost Cane. Their retirement occ me effective May 19, when school ended for the summer at Lost Cane. Mr. Lewis began his" teaching career In 11)14 and taught school almost continuously since then. His Entry blanks, which may be ob- aincri In the Farmers Home Administration office in City Hall, the county agent's office and from vocational agriculture instructors, must be In the hands of contest officials in Little Rock by June 1. Deadline for submitting bids on lilyfhcvillc's new while high school WHS moved tip lo .huie (i l>y the board of directors of Rlythcville Special School District No. 5 yesterday lifter-noon, when the bids were originally scheduled lo be opened. Jinx B. Reid, scliool board president, said the bid deadline was advanced because prospective bidders had tolt: the directors that meeting the original Feb. 1 completior date would increase tlie cost of the new stnictiire. The prospective bidders were Instructed to re-submit their bldf. based on n construction deadline of Mny 1, 1951, Mr. Reid said. Mr. Reid said prospective bidders (old the school board that If 11 Feb. l construction deadline remained effective, they would have tit Increase Iheir bids lo compensate for any penalty provided in the contract for exceeding the deadline. Waul lei Avoid En Ira Cost Since all available money will br needed to finance construction Ihe new building, Mr. Reid said the board felt it could not lucui the added cost that would thus re suit from retaining the Feb. I dead line. Bids had been scheduled to be re celvcd until 2 p.m. yestciday am then opened and read publicly., When it was announced Mny that bids were to be opened yesier day, it also .was revealed that number of ehniigcs had been mad ill original plans for the building. Mr. rtcid said yesterday that n further changes have been mad .since these revisions were unnounc ed. Present plans call for nn F,-shap ed brick nnd tile strucmre conlnh ing 18 classrooms, auditorium, 1. brary, offices, and teachers' lounge A music room and "little theater room also will be Included If l nances permit. To Accoimnc-ilalc ROD Students To be erected on an 18- acre st located north of the present nig school .the new building will fa ™uth. It will accommodate CM < more studenL-i. Separate bids for general cm structton work, heating, plumbli and wiring are being asked by t) school bonrd. Financing of construction of IV new high school building will con from a $450,000 bond Issue approvi last year by Blytheville voter.;. Tl Issue was sold lo provide funds for building a new Negro high school, an annex to Langc School and other smaller Improvements in the dis- Guards Posted in Berlin To Keep Youth Out of West UERUN. May 2S. M't— Red police posted guards along the Russian sector boundary today lo keep some 100,000 "Free German Youth," (PDJ) marchers, now In East Berlin, from straying to the West. Soviet-controlled newspapers blared a warning that "Anglo- American incendlnrlcs are throwing young German peace lighters In jail just for wearing the blue shirt." West German police confirmed that they Imve arrested 15 .FDJ members since Monday ror riding In trucks decorated with Communist propaganda. Red ollicials charged that the arrest total was far higher. Meanwhile, PDJ cohorts continued to pour Inlo East Berlin by train and truck every hour. With 100.000 already here. Communist, youth officials predicted that the figure would double by tomorrow. Apparently apprehensive whether they can keep the swelling mass from flooding'over into the Western sector, the Bust Germans announced hopefully: "Our people's police .will protect our peace fighters from unwillingly overstepping Ihe sector boundary at the most dangerous points." Secretary Snyder To Arrive Tonight Secretary of tlic TreiiHiu-y John Snyder. was scheduled to arrive in JJlylheville tonight, and the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce today was completing plans for putting out Senators Await Amerasia Report 'Wild Bill' Donovan To Give Information In Communist Check Irlct ns well as the new while high school. The Negro school and Large annex already have been completed. the welcome mat for the former Biylhevilie~b;inker. - + Alvln Huffman, Jr., snid that each ol the civic clubs was to have a carload of representatives to assemble at the clly hall til, 10 a.m. lo- morniw, lo drive to Dell to escort Mr. Snyder to IJlythcvtllc. He is to spend tonight at Ihe home of hi* wife's sister, Mrs. 13. S. Slmmonj at Dell. To Be Greeted by Mayor Representatives from the Llon« Club. Rotary Club, Klwanls Club American Legion, Junior Chamber of Commerce, nnd the Chamber of Commerce, along with Mayor Doyle Henderson, are scheduled to compose the escort from Dell. The formal greeting will be given by Mayor Henderson. A police escort Is to lead the guest and those greet- llig hinP'ba'ck to town. The hfgh school band will meet the group at, Sixth street on Main nnd lead the nrocesslon down Main street and back on Walnut lo the Hotel Noble, where Mr. Snyder Is scheduled to speak to a Jrlnl. meeting of Dlylhe- vlllc'r three civic clubs. <• Mr. Snyder Is scheduled to rid« through the clly In a convertible, driven by Eugene still. A nephew, William Lawshe. his brother-in-law, B. S. Simmons, and Mayor Henderson will rldo with him! Welcome Ranncr Displayed Others In the parade also will be In convertibles. When the group rcacScs Main Street n large welcome banner will greet Mr. Snyder. The banner was being put up today, and all merchants were to be notified to have flags out for the occasion. His Address before the joint meeting of Lions. Rotary, and Kiwani.i Clubs Is to be his only public appearance during his visit of several days here with the Simmons. • He Is to come to Ellythevillc Irom Little Rock. Fie was at Hot Spring yesterday and Is scheduled to be In Forrest City next Tuesday. F. L. Regan Hurt In Auto Accident F. L. Rrp.111. owner of Regan Gin on South Elm Street, was in Campbell's Ciitiic in Memphis today, where he is undergoing treatment for an arm injury -eceivcd in an auto- accident Tuesday night near Marion. Mr. Regan suffered a fractured elbow and a lacerated arm. Associates of Mr. Regan In Blytheville said today he was injured when his car was sidcswipcd by a truck on the cutoff road between Highways 64 and 70. The accident occurred about 9 p.m.. when Mr. Regan was enroulc to Blytheville from Hot Springs. He Is expected to remain in the clinic about two weeks. Mrs. Regan and their two daughters. Patsy and Judy, were in Memphis with him today. Mr. Regan returned lo Blylhcville after the accident and went to Memphis yesterday. The KH3 Buick he was driving was considerably damaged, Mr. Regan's associates said today. He was alone m the car. CHICAGO. Mny 25. soybean quotations: High •Hy . :i,21 Nov 2.30 Jan 2.31 M By MARVIN I.. AKKOVVSMITI! WASHINGTON, Mny 25. (/!')— Senator:) Investigating the mysterious Amerasia* case of 1045 • awaited conlideiilliil report today frdm William J. (Wild Bill) Donovan.'He headed the suiter-secret wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Senator McCarthy (R-Wls) mnde ready, meanwhile, to make public whnt he described ns Important documentary Information dealing with his "Communist" charges ngalnsl Owen Lattlinore, writer and specialist on the Far Enst. McCarthy promised to provide the data when he speaks tonight (6 p.m. EST) to a convention of Catholic editors In nochcstcr, N. Y. Edward P. Morgan, chief counsel for a Senate foreign relations subcommittee conducting the Amcrnsla Inquiry, disclosed that members of tlie group's staff—made up of former FBI agents—questioned Donovan about the case In New York yesterday. Also questioned there. Morgan told reporters, was Archbold Van Bciiren, who helped handle the Amerasia ease for Ihe OSa Morgan said material obtained front Donovan nnd Van Deuren would be brought from New York today for study by the committee members. Tlic Amerasia magazine case broke In June 1045. three months after an OSS agent. Prank IJIclas- kl, raided the publication's New York headquarters and found a mass V-Clo.sing of secret government documents The magazine, no longer published. Low Close was a Far Eastern affairs organ a.H'.i 3.21 Kin Ualil Follows 2.25 1 .-; 2.28 The PHI followed up the OSS 2.2G'i 2.29 Scr A.MKKASIA on 1'agc 9 N. O. Cotton July Oct Dec Mar. May Open High In-K 3309 3310 3300 31B7 3191 3180 3172 3170 3168 3180 3180 3175 3173 3178 3111 Close 3310 3180 3169 3172B 3171 Mr. and Mrs. Lewis have ac- nuired land here and in Southeast Missouri. They are building a home in Blytheville. They were guests of honor at a shower last night given by members of the Huffman Baptist Church. ECA Savings Reported By Paul Hoffman WASHINGTON, May 25. (if, — B:CA Chief Paul Hoffman disclosed today he has saved $271.000,000 of this year's European Recovery fund and that a $129,000.000 cut may be made In aid lo Britain. Hoffman gave this report to the Senate Appropriations Committee in a two-and-a-hal(-hour session. Harry Gold Stays in Jail PHILADELPHIA. May 25. Ml — Harry Onld. 39-year-old chemist accused of delivering America's aU>rn- Ic secrets to Russia, remained in jail today while members of his family sought a lawyer to represent him. His brother, Joseph, 33. told neas- men that the lawyer's first action — after he's hired—will be lo bring habeas corpus proceedings In an al- tempt to reduce the SIOO.OOO bail set for Harry Tuesday night oy Federal District Judge James P McGrancry. The accused spy is under quarantine at Holmcsburg County Prison and officials advised his brother and father that they coulcl not visit him 157 Get Junior High Diplomas Here / i^JPWWW i_L4 W AWAltn W1NNKKS—The four students shown above are award and mednl winners who were recognized this afternoon at Ihe Blythcville Junior High School graduation exercises. They are deft lo right) Owens, science award; Lonia Homer, history award, Marjorie Daughterly, mathematics award, and Brill Louise Goff. English award. One hundred fifty-seven Blytheville Junior High School students were saying good-bye to Junior high days at 3:30 this allernoon. when II. O. Partlow. prosecuting attorney, addressed the group at ginduatlon exercises. Four students also were lo receive special recognition (or outstanding achievement, Louise Goff, daughter of Mrs. Martha E. OoIJ, was to receive the English award, presented by the Blythcvillc -Woman's Club; Marjorie Daughterly, daughter o! und Mrs. Luther Daughterly. : was lo receive the mathematics award, presented by the \Vom^n': : Club; Britt Owens, son ot Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Owens, wx? to be award ed the science medal, presented by the Blytheville Lions Club; and I/irna Horncr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Homer, was lo receive Ihe history medal, sfAinsorcd by Ihe American Legion. The awards were to be presented Uy W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of Blytheville Schools, following Mr. Pavtlow's addrtss. The program Included the invention by the Rev. Leroy Henry, .istor of the Yarbro Methodist .hurcb, benediction by the Rev. G. •Ilessler, pastor of the First L\ilh- •ran Church; and two musical num- oers. The Girls Glee Club will sing 'Thanks Be to God," and the mixed, chorus "On Wings of Song." Mr. Wilson Henry «•!", direct the numbers and Mrs. JeA: Homer was the accompanist. Diplomas were to be presented by C. C. Langslon, a member of the See JUNIORS on Pate 19

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