The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF XORTMAST ARKAN6A8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TOL. XLVI— NO. 66 Blylheville CourWr , Blythevllle Dally Ntwi MissUalppl Valley Lewier BU-thevllIe Herald BLYTHEVJLLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1950 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE! -' - — < COPIES FIVB CENTS Unofficial Blytheville Population:! 6,222 American Troops Are Ready As 400,000 Young Germans Mass for Communist Rally KHRLIN, May 27. (AP)—American troops were placed in a "stale of readiness" to- dny as 400,000 young Germans massed here for giant Communist youth rallies. Though no violence had developed fin far and Red leaders jeered »t the Western AHies for their previously-expressed fears that an at- tnck on West Berlin might develop, the Americans, British and French took no chances. U.S. troops were restricted to their barracks, on the alert for any call, an official announcement said. Youth Brigades Pay Homage in Berlin To Russian Dead BERUN. May 27. (AP)—With jx>mp and fanfare reminiscent of the Hitler era, East Germany's Columnist youth brigades paid nage today to RiLSshi'.s war lad. Western troop* and West German police patrolled the Wastern sectors on watchful alert M the long-heralded Whitsuntide ralllefi A teamed into high gear. There were a tew minor Incidents here and tliere, but mainly the city was calm and orderly. Three German police, arm*d with old German army car- btn&s, - abducted a German from the American sector during the noon hour and tired on Western police when they attempted pur- British forces went on a full alert *t dawn yesterday, followed soon mfltf by the French garrison. East Berlin's Communist leaders meanwhile turned tholr sector into I gtant amusement park for the youth,Bsseinbling for Sunday's giant Whlfeim demonstration. KKD IX BJ.XJE—A member of the FDJ ( Communist youth organization) in [he Soviet 7,one of Berlir looks pretty chesty as she tries on the new blue uniform shirt she 1 ! wear in the long-henilded Whitsun Ude celebration in Berlin. Western Berlin police and military authorities are alerfcd agairist the Red youths' threat to "capture" the Western rants during the Hffair. Snyder Answers Gloomy Forecast About Economy Treasury Secretary Follows Address With Informal Talk Secretary of the Treasury jolin Snyder folded his prepared speech, looked about Hotel Noble's Mirror Room where several hundred Blytheville Rotarians, Ktwanlans, Ijions and their guests sat yesterday and said. "Now. what shall we talk about?" Speaking Informally, the Secretary reviewed the nation's economic progress, budget and the program Jor better management of Its govern- '50 Census Shows Increase of 5,570 Over 1940 Figure Unofficial results of Hie 1D50 census show that Blytheville's populiUiou IH 16,222. Tliis figure, aiuiouucett late yesterday by District Census Supervisor Hupert BUilock of Paragould, shows an in- crcnse of 5,570 over the 1940 population of 10,652. ~ —+ It ftlso rellects growth in tne city's _ - ^ _. (population of 1,131 since Dec. 28, Death Cuts Short Illinois Couple's Wedding Plans street mob as Herr Taylor perhaps thought," the paper declared. "They do not intend to let their Whitsuntide rally be spoiled—even by American generals.".,;,. ' Youth" (FD.T>. i - - Berlin Hot Spot Berlin—hot spot of the cold war —was-freer 'from violence -than at any time .-in recent months, though Mierc.'still were some scattered "incident*, • Two Filleged Communist agent, 1 ? were arrested during the night for trying to abrtuct a 32-year-old political refugee from the Russian zone at the BriUsh sector elevated railway station.' rive FDJ members have fled to the Western Allied sectors for asylum. Six conscripts of the Eastern Peop.i's Ponce, which Western officials claim Is a disguised army, $lso have won refuge in West Berlin. - , Bui along the mid-city boundary between the Soviet and Allied sectors both Eflst and West police enforced a strict bftn on blue-shirted FDJ youngsters wandering into the West. British Continue A British armored detachment began Its second day of duty within gunshot of Potsrtamer Plata, traditionally the most explosive point on the boundary. Allied garrisons totalling 8,000 men were on the nlerb although the 13,0(10 Western police have had no trouble yet. West Berlin ignored the Ideologi- ^cal fanfare in the Russian sector, {Aiming 1U Interest to the glittcr- "ing automobile srtow O])ening this morning. Some 300 foreign and German vehicles of the latest design -wore on display. otto Comiriurilsr Pary's great peace rally/' -•;..,-- 'AliKlo-Americah imperialists and their German helpers attempt to throw the \s-orld Into a new war adventure," they said. "Youth has learned a lesson of the past and consequently follow. 1 ) '.the road of. democracy, peace and friendship with all peoples, especially, however, with Ihe people ol the Soviet Union." "Long Live Stalin," they-concluded in the. Jointly signed document. nient. Secretary Snyder spoke here yesterday as guest of Blytheville's civic clubs. It was his first speech here since, the former Blytheville and Jonesboro banker became a cabinet member. The Secretary pointed to record high personal Incomes and savings as an answer to gloomy predictions which have had "this country headed for depression each year since the end of the war." "Everyone," he said, "is Interested in balancing the budget." j K.e<l Threat Is Cause Principal cause for the nation's .unbalanced budget, the Secretary plrited out, « the . Communislr hreat. '* •" "The national budget would be alsnced now except for the $13,00,000,000 defense budget," he stat- He termed another large item of IB budget—the^ Economic Ccoper- tion Administration—a "sound in- estment from both - human and efense points of view." All Washington, he stated, has be- orne economy conscious. "The Hoo- er report called attention to the iced of re-organization in many epartments — the administration vas already aware of many of these —Courier News I'holo OFF TO BOYS' STATE—Tlie 12 boys shown above—11 from Blytheville and one from Dell—left here this morning by Greyhound bus for Camp Joseph T. Robinson n.t Llllle Rock, where they will spend » week nt, the anniml Arkansas BojV Slate siionsored by the Arkansas Department of the American Legion. Shown Just before Iheir departure are (back row. left to right) Billy Crnfton, sponsored by tile Arkansas-Missouri Power Co.; Graham Sudbliry, Jr. Kiwanis Club; Jerry Phillips, Rotary Club; Richard Reid, Linns Club; Leroy Criner, Junior Chamber of Commerce; and Bobby Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs Sam Simmons of Dell sponsored by Dell Kiwanis club. In front row are (left to rlelil) Charles K. Hooker, American Legion; Murray Smart, Jr., Lions Club; Joe Ray Price, Lions Club; John W, Wilts, Lions Club; John Charles White, Kiwanis Club; and Sonny Sttrcs, Legion Auxiliary. . ./ /nvestigatfon Held in Truck, Trolley Crash CHICAGO. May 21. «•)—A half dozen separate investigations were being marie today In connection with the street car-gasoline truck crash in which 32 persons were killed Tiiursday, Some ot the points trie investigators are attempting !« clear ap- poaied to be the rate of speed the crowded trolley was moving anc the discrepancy in passengers' accounts on the operation of the car's rfar doors. Thirty-one r>f the estimated 4) persons ill the trolley—including th< ! motormnn—perished minutes aftei | the crashed into the big gaso Most. West Berlin" families plan- I lillc (nick. The driver of the doubli ned to spend Whitsiin Day in the! t ' nilf ' r ' rl! <*. which contained somi country or in pursuit of some <ude.t; ^™° gallons of gasoline, also wa: amusement. Tlie Communist press did its bit —one vvv or another. Tress Makes Attack Thirty others were hurt, Th. spreading flames touched off fire Iler "' th« accident scene at 62nd an Tlie official Soviet < newspaper! State .Streets, on Ihe city's south Taeglichc Rundfr.hati attac-krd Her-j s| dc. Five two-story buildings i several automobiles were destroyec The ttcath toll of 32. the Nationa UTI'S U.S. Commandant. Maj. Gen Maxwell O. T.iylor. for his "terror b'mbnrdinrnt of lies and slander." "German youth arc no hysterical Arkansas forecast: Cloudy and coolrr with showers in extreme cast portion thi.v, afternoon. Fair and cooler tonight. Sunday fair and wanner in northwest portion. Missouri forecast: Cloudy tonight and Suiuta.v with a few sprinkles d occasional UilevrniUeul liriz- - lor.tsht r.ittln change in temp- Safety Council said, was the larges to result from a motor vehicle col h:,ion in the nation. Tt. had been 3; hut coroner officials revised It la. 1 night after A complete examtniHIo of the charred bodies, eeds and iTad planned action hem." He said his own department Statt Department to Shut Down U. S. Consulate— U.S. Orders Czechoslovak One Killed, Two Hurt In Auto-Truck Wreck North of Steele, Mo. Death and Injury In an auto- truck collision on Highway 61 north ot Steele. Mo., yesterday cut short the wedding plans of an Illinois coiipn. en route to Mississippi to be married. '1 he prospective bridegroom was fatally Injured and lhe> womnn he v.-as lo nave wed Is In an "iniccr- Intn" condition today at Walls Jios- To Close Hew York Consulate working under a better management tudy and work simplification pro;ram. Giles Savings "The program is being carried on >y Treasury Department personnel. We didn't call in efficiency experts and have already effected astound- 'ng savings." he stated. Secretary Snyder was introduced jy William Lawshe. Rotary president Noble ' Gill in- .reduced J. J. 8axon, assistant to the Secretary. Secretary Snyder, visiting Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Simmons of Dell, was escorted Into Blytheville yesterday morning by the high school band and a motorcade bearing representatives of BIylheville's' civic clubs. He spoke lo the Dell Kiwanis club last night. He was accompanied to sinpi County by his wile Mrs. Simmons' sister. WASHINQTON, May 27 —«V- The United States today ordered Communist Czechoslovakia to close its New York consulate. "^ At the same time, the State Der liarlment announced that the A 1 ; mcrican consulate in Bratislava is being closed. The U.S. said it is yielding to a demand by the Praguei government, to reduce total U.S.I diplomatic staff In Czechoslovakia I froin 26 to 12 Americana by June 6. The department said the Ameri-1 can action was taken in a note j presented by Ambassador Ellis Briggs lo Czech Foreign Minister j Villam. Siroky at Prague today. The American note was in answer lo a Czech note of May S3 saying lhat the United States should cut ils official personnel to 12 persons —the number of diplomats now officially permitted in this United Czechs Slates. Officials said the had a favorable balance last year—their imports of American goods totaling $21,300,000 against their estimated sales to the United States of $22,000,000. The New York consulate general was the lost establishment Cy.echo,r Slovakia had in Ihis country aside from Ihc embassy in Washington. The consulates nt Pittsburgh and Cleveland already had been ordered shut down this month In retaliation for an enforced two-thirds cut in the number of American official representatives in Czechoslovakia. Missls- who is Hew York Cotton NEW YORK, May 27. UP)— Closing cotton quotations: High Low- Jly ............. 3330 3328 Oct ......... ... 3194 3I8« Dec ............ 3186 Mch ............ 3186 country. Tlie Czech demand had angered May 3183 3135 3180 3180 3174 3131 3330 3108 3180 3180 3H6N 3I3IN State Department officials since ibis country has for several years maintained a larger staff in Prague tliau the Czechs have maintained in Washington. The decision therefore was made to force the closing of the Czech consulate genera!, including the office of the commercial counselor, in New York. While the American note used such terms as "requests," the the message amounted to an order to the Czechs to close the consulate. This meant the Czechs would close the American Bratislnve consulate .10 the State Department simply beat the Czechs to the punch and announced the consulate there is being closed. The action came within 24 hours alter the United States had restricted Romanian diplomats to an area of 35- miles around the city of Washington. That move was in retaliation for Romanian restrictions on U.S. officials in that country. The main result of the closing of Hot War Is Not Likely, Gen. MacArthur Says NEW YORK, May '2.1. {ffV-Gcn. Douglas MacArLliur was quoted day as saying he does not believe a shooting war 5s Imminent—because public opinion'on both sides of the Iron curtain is Hgni'ist ^ am | Because Russia is "doing so well" will tout war, I MacArtlnsr's views, based on a-fr cont interview In Tokyo, were pub- pital here. Killed was Ocorge Hclkhart, Jr. 33, ot Waterloo. III. He slilfcrci severe facial lacerations, frnclurci legs and Internal injuries. Injured were Mrs. M n x 1 n e Schwelklmrdt. 20. Dupo, III.; am nciyl Sire-more, 2(i, of De Witt,. Ark driver of UK- truck. Both are In Walls Hospital here. Mrs. Scllwclk hardl's condition was listed as "un certain." She Is reported lo ha. suffered severe scalp and skull In Juries lind possible Internal Injuries Mr. Slzctnnrc was less scrlousl injured, receiving minor shock am bruises. Ills condition was" reportci as good. James Harris, 33, nlsd o De Witt, a passenger In the truck escaped Injury. Missed Curve Missouri Slate'PolIce who Invest! gated the accident could not be lo catcd this morning but according to an empmyce of Ihc Ocrnmn Funeral Home al Slcele, where Mr. Hclkhart's body was being hold this morning, the accident occurred about 3:15 p.m. yesterday on a curve five miles noiili of siecle known as the "Grccnway Curve." According to the funeral home employee. Miss Schwcikhardt and Mr. neikhnrt were en route to Mississippi to be married nt the time of the accident. The 1050 model Dodge sedan In which they were riding failed to execute the curve, the at- way "Public Is Awake" Middling .«pol: 34.17N, up 3. N— nominal the consulates make it more Czechs to carry on trade with the appears Hkely to difficult for the iKhcd by the New York Times in .. dispatch Irom Us chief foreign correspondent, C. L. Sul/.bcrgcr. Sulznerger quoted Ihc supreme commander In Japan (is saying: ("The puoitc realizes all too well in tirms of the last war that there can be no real victor in a future war. Therefore on neither side ts tile-re psychological preparation. j'Thc Russian masses arc probably jitit as opposed to a shooting war as masses. 'c a shooting war is Imminent because the people of the wijrld neither desire It nor would thiy be willing to permit It. "Do .N'ol Inlcnil War" We know that we do not intend toistnrt an aggressive war. We arc oney preparing defensively in case ofja tragic emergency. It ts tpiite potsible that Ihc Russians arc prc- pa^-inp in exactly the same way. jl Ihiuk it its foolish to assume thft the Russians wish lo start aggressive war now. The Russian Is doing so well under the present no- the existing successful system. "It Is a rare thing, In sports or in anything else, when a man changes a winning combination." H8, when results of a special cen- is set the population at 15,001. Unofficial population figures are ent to the Census Bureau In Washigton for final checking and are ot expected to bo made official cforc fnll. County Figures Due Mr. Blalock said yesterday that nofficlal population figures for the nine county are scheduled to be clcnscd shortly after final tabiila- lon. Greene County figures have been abnlaled and work is under in Mississippi County totals. Blytheville unofficial total ran 36 ess than Jonesboro's 1350 popula- :on of 10,258 Interest ran high in Joncsboro as to which city would lave the largest population but rcl- illvely little interest was displayed lere. , Jonesboro's population f I g u r •, liowever, ludiiciod 488. students at Arkansas state college. They were counted because census rcgulatloni slate that any person staying four lights a week In a city is counted as a resident. Only persons residing within th« city limits were enumerated in the 1050 census. For Blythevllle, this excluded K number of families residing on Norlli and South Highway 61 and on East Highway 18. Exclude* Air Base It also excluded nearly 200 families residing In the Veterans Homing Quarters Rt the ivlr base. Several annexations of residential arcns lo tlie city during the past four years have added lo Uie'.popii- , !aU<;n since ^he last fcdcrjjl .'ten^-Ki "BiylheVilic'.s population tbok"iU biggest jump in early April, 1948, when voters here approved annexation of more limn 1,300 acres. Thui increase added more than 4,000 to the population. This move virtually doubled th» city's area, adding about three squar* miles. Cilj Covers 3,800 Aero The city's present area Is approjt- matcly 3,UOO acres, compared to 1,30 listed by the 1040 census. Increases In populalion add to the amount the city receives In state ax refunds. This state turnback x Is computed on a population basis for iltles ot the first class. No definila in state turnback due to .he larger population can bo cited, city officials sny, because the amount of Ihe refunds vary throughout the year. No breakdown of the current population according to sex and color is likely to be available until the JI*IL as opposed LO life Anglo-Saxon •I don't believe Taking Privileges for Granted Is Fallacy, BHS Graduates Told The average American's Inclination to take his privileges for granted Is a fallacy to he avoided when striving for complete happiness and Ircc- dcra. A. W. Ford, assistant state commissioner of education. Uild Blytheville High School seniors last night al graduation exercises held In the FA til AM) COOI.KR erahircs: low t<im«lit 55-60. high Burnlay 60s north lo near 70 .-.culll. Miniimiir this morning--65. Maximum yesterday—-95. Sunset today—7:04. Sunrise tomorrow—4:SO. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. tor'ay—.09. Tilai since Jan, 1.—23,95. Mean temperature midway between high snd low!-80. Normal mean for May—70.2. This Dale I .as! Year Minimim this morning- 59. MrxiniUR: \vsfrday S.I. P'vcipitHlion Jan. 1 to this dale —21.- school gymnasium. Graduation exercises for the 126- mrmbcr class, Lhe largest in the school's history, were held In thr 3> mniisliim, ralher than on Haley Field as previously planned, due to inclement weather. A capacity crowd attended. Thf Rev. Lester D. strubhar, pastor of the First Christian Church, nave the invocation, followed by a program ol Glee Club numbers. Mr. Ford called attention to the fact. that, freedom of worship and tlie public school systems which every American Is free to enjoy is held In loo light esteem. Conditions of good schooling have not always b?rn at the peak of Ihe crest on which they now rld«, point- ed out Mr. Ford. Leaders of old did not recognize Ihe importance of schooling and it was not until the days of Thomas Jefferson that actual slcps toward remedying the situation were made, he said. Mr. Ford said that nut of 1.000 first graders, only 21fl finish high school, with 14 out of Ihc 218 attending college. Only 32 complete a college course, he said. Mr. Ford called attention to the fact that Blythevllle High graduates attended one of the 89 schools of the state which Is recognized by the North Central Association. The unlimited opportunities for Se* GRADUATES M Osceola Circuit Court to Convene A civil session of the Osceola District of Mississippi County Circuit Court will be convened at the Osceola Court House Monday morn- Ing. Circuit Judge Charles W. Light of Paragou!ti will preside. Court attaches said today lhat the session will last Ihe full two weeks If all cases on the docket are tried. 'xar that he would probably and logically wish lo continue Rita Reportedly Expects Stork Again; Informant Says Aly Is Jealous Man LOS ANGKLF-S. May 21. </?') — From a "source close to the fam- ly" Ihc- Los Angeles Times says It las learned lhat Princess Aly Khan, the former Rita Hayworlh, Is cx- pccllrig another baby. Rita's f.v.her, dancing Instructor F.diiardn Cnnsino, says he has not been advised. "It's all news to me," lie said. "Rita writes now and then but 1 haven't heard from her In three months A new grandchild will be al! right by inc." The prince nnd Miss lendnnt said, and skidded across the highway Into the path of the oncoming trailer truck. Both the car rind the truck were heavily damaged. Following the accident, the Injured were brought to Walls Hospl- tnl where Mr, Rclkhart died two hours later. Mr. Reikhart's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Reikhnrt. Sr., cnmc to Siecle this morning to return the body of their son to Waterloo for h'irial. May 27, May-worth 1040. in first daughter was were married France. Their born Dec. 27. The Times says its Informant relates that Aly Khan "Is very jealous of Rita, so Jealous he wont permit her lo leave Europe to make a picture In Hollywood as she had hoped to do this summer." figure becomes official. Nationalists Drop Wanshan Island HONG KONG. May 27. M'l— TI Chinese Nationalists handed the Wanshan (Ladroncl Island to the Communists today, the Royal P5ri- lish Navy reported. A spokesman said evacuation of tlie blockade Base 40 miles southwest of Hong Kong was completed b> Nationalist warships at 8 a.m. In giving up the V/anshans the Nationalists left the trade-starved Communist metropolis of Canton open lo foreign sea commerce for the first time In more than eight months BlythevtHe Boy, 10, Dies Following Fall from Tree Burton Hall Self, la-ycRr-old son of Mr. and Mis. Andrew Self. Bly- Iheville Route Two, died early this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital In Memphis. II was reported lhat he was taken there after falling from a tree yesterday al tils home. Details of the accident were not available this morning. In addition to his parents, he Is survived by two brothers, John and Nell Self, one sister. Martha Dale Self; and one half-sister, Annie Lou Googan. All are of Blythevllle. Route Two. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which arc Incomplete. Industry May Rival '48 Production Boom Late Bulletin— TOKYO. Sunday, May 18. OP)— t.t. Gen. Kurma Dtreryanko >nd 1R olhrr Vcy members of the Soviet mission In Japan departed suddenly for Moscow this morn- Ing, authoritative sourco ills- closed. Soybeans Jiy . Nov Jta High ' Low . 3.16 s ; 1.311 , 2.24 'A 2.22 'i . 2.MM 2.23 * Close 3.H' WASHINGTON. May 27. M'i— Tho production •I America's mines and factories this month may lyal Ihe records set In the postwar boom year Reporting this last night, the Federal Reserve Board said industrial output had hit n 13-month tirgh. In April and was continuing the upswing (his month. April output was tnrlexcd by the hoard at 189 cr cent of (89 per cent above ithe 1935-3!) avcr- ice against IR7 in March and 17D In April, 1919, ivhen an economic downturn was underway. | This month, the board sniii. "apparently" will broiliitc another two point rise lo 591— closing In on the historic lop of 195 registered in October xnd November, 1918, nt the crest of the postwar boom. j Along with the upsurge In production the board noted price advances since mid-April In many Industrial materials, farm products and corrwra- 'tlon common stocks. Sales of autos, television sets, homefumlshlngs, »nd other durable goods were reported continuing strong— with autos setting new records. In contrast lo this trend, however, department stores found clothing sales moving slower than a The Commerce Department reported that manufacturers' business also slackened somewhat from the hot March pace, with some trimming down of the backlog of unfilled orders. Nevertheless, It still was ahead of 1850's first two months and far above a year ago. The heavy-goods InduMry, which turns out equipment for the use of makers of consumer gootls—and which traditionally is hit hardest when business In general is waning—was holding strong. New orders outstripped deliveries In that Industry. Inilldlng up a further backlog of work to keep Its factories and workers busy In the future, Ihe Commerce Department said. Tlie Census Bureau, meanwhile, sketched In the background of a decade of growth in America's retail and wholesale trade volume. Dollar figures on retail sales rose 210 per cent from 1939 to 191B, reaching $130,500,000,000 In the Utter year, and the number ot retail workers climbed 42 per cenU-to 6,927,891—while Lh« number of retnll stores remained virtually unchanged to about 1,770,000. Wholesale trade was shown by the bureau as following much the same course. By 1948. sales hart reached $185,279.986,000, employes 2,340,093, «n4 Uw number ot wholesale firms N. O. Gorton NEW ORLEANS. May 27. OT>j — Closing cotton quotations: High Low Close 33.15 33.13 3315 Oct 31.87 31.79 31.79 Dec 3I.7S 31.68 31.68 Mch 31.12 31.72 31.73-B May ' 31.73 31.71 30.69-B New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Int Harvester ...... J C Penney Republic Steel , Radio SDeony Vacuum .... Studebaker Standard ot N J Texas Corp ....... Sears U S Steel Southern Pacllia .... 161 67 1-4 33 36 3-1 69 1-4 151 40 1-4 89 60 7-8 13 7-8 . 28 1-3 59 1-2 33 5-8 19 5-« 1!) 34 1-1 15 1-4 69 3-4 45 32 7-8 . K 3-8

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