The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 29, 1950 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Or NORTHEAST ARKAMSAI AND BOUTJCBABT MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 67 Blythevllle Courier Blytlieville Dally Newt Mississippi Valley Leader Buvthevills Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 20, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIE* ITVH CCNTt L CTtr.r AWSUMS OSCKOLA VRESBVTEKIANS B\31I,DINO—This Is how Ihe Osceola Presbyterian Church will look when the $100,000 educational building begun today is completed this full. The new structure includes the portion ai left ftbove ami "joins the present building at a point slightly to the right of the proposed tower. Ground-breaking ceremonies were conducted yesterday. , Canada Chrysler <Faces Shutdown ClO-UAWAsksPension, Other Benefits; Strike Is Voted for June 5 WINDSOR, Ont, May 29— Chrysler Corp. of Canada faces a strike shutdown within a week un- le.v> it grants pensions and other benefits to it.s CIO United Auto Worker employes. UAW Local 195, representing *ome 3.600 workers at three Chrysler plant, 5 : here, voted yesterday to walk out June 5 "or .sooner" IE a deadlock in negotiations continues. The company and union resumed bargaining talks today. Recently the UAW staged a 1CO- riay strike before winning its pension demands from Chrysler Corp. in the United States. Pensions Are; Demanded lA^^m^mm Work Starts on New Education Building for Osceola Church Construction of a $100,000 educational building for the Osccotn Presbyterian Church got under way this morning following groundbreaking ceremonies held yesterday following morning services. ---- -- • - * The first shovelful of earth was turned by R. C. Bryan, chairman of the church's Building committee. The educational building, which will join the present church .sLruc- hire, is expected to be completed by late November. This new structure will contain six classroom:*, pastor's study, secretary's office and kitchen. Inter- tor walls will be covered with heydite tile. Walls uf Field Stone Field stone will be used for the outside walls, which will match those of the present structure. A radiant heating system will be installed. When completed, this new building will in crease the worth of the entire structure to $200,000. The present building was erected ir 1937 at a cost of about $100.000. .Plans for,, future expansion of ,4he church include construction •iir more clnssrooms and n rccrea- 7 Die in State Over Weekend Four of Vicfims Drown; Three in Boating Mishaps By The Associated Fress Accidents took seven lives in Arkansas during the first two days of the Memorial Day weekend. Pour of the seven victim sdrowned, three In boating accidents. Two Memphis businessmen, James Scruggs, S7,r»nd Wilhani' J. ^in''^* 1"Y JfV' "».* ki'-:.irjt^-li.lii.x ance plan and contract changes. ;. An Ontraio conciliation board recom mended several weeks that Chrysler pay $5S-n -month pensions nnd contribute to a'• hospital-medical program, us the Ford Motor Co. of Canada has Hgreed to do, or work out a.$,100-a-;nionth pension system under which the .company and employes• would share the cost of the extra'-$45. George Butt,', union' regional director lor Canada, said Chrysler's only offer lo dole was "an insult to labor." I)e(ails Not Released Neither Burl nor E. C. Rowe, corporation vice president, and general manager, gave any details of the proposal. Burt said about 3,000 workers \vho day voted 98 per cent in favor of attended the union meeting yesLcr- s strike. He told, the gathering top Chrysler officials are "at last prepared lo come into negotiations." Previously company negotiators rejected a union offer to settle for a wage increase of 10 cents an hour and social security, Burt told the meeting. . C. Steelman Dies at Home WASHINGTON. May 2D. j/P|—The While House announced today the death of p. C. Steclman. 73-year- old father of Presidential Assistant Dr. John R. Stechnan. The elder .Steelman, a fanner and l-fgcer, Ored last night at his home at Thornton, Ark. Dr. Steelman Is leaving today lo attend the funeral. said party of six was riding In a motorboat when a sharp turn threw the two into the water. Lifcsaving Fails . Scruggs, a partner in Cook and Company,' cotton firm, was pulled back into thc.boat a short time later but could not be revived by : artificial . respiration. Helms, a bookkeeper for the Cook firm, disappeared and iiis body was not recovered immediately. J. A. Yelviuston, Jr., 23, Claren- lon, drowned Saturday when he fell rom a speed boat on White River. Roy Gene Williams, nine, drowned n Polk Buyou in Batesville Sunday vhcn he stepped into a deep hole vhile .wading with a group of riends. Two IHc on Highway Two other deaths were caused by raffle mishaps. Joe Howard, IS, ?urty, Ark., died when a car driven by Lee Ozment, 22, Rudy, over- timed on Highway fit, four miles :ast of Van Buren Sunday, Dowain Lipford. two, was killed rlicn struck by a truck on Highway SO near Rector Saturday. The seventh victim was Fred Bi- splinghorr, 66. ChafTee, Mo., Frisco railroad conductor, who was killer by lightning in the railroad yards at Marion Saturday. Weather Arkansas forccnsl: Partly cloudy with scattered thundcrshowers UNSETTLED afternoon, tonight 'and Tuesday Cooler iri northwest portion Tuesday. Missouri forrcasl: Partly cloudi with occasional thundershowers in Tuesday before noon; low to night 55-GO; high Tuesday In 70s. Minimum this morning 65. Maximun, yesterday—88. Minimum Sunday morning—67. Maximum Saturday—87. Sunset today—7:06. Sunrise tomorrow—4:49. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m today--.C8. Total since Jan. 1—30.03. Mc;m temperature <mtdway be tween high ann lowi--76.5. Normal mean for May—70.2. This Date l-ir.t Year Minimum this mornin?—61. Maximum vcitCTrtay- Rl. Precipitation Jan. 1 lo this date Most Firms To Stay Open Tomorrow Most Blytlieville business firm will remain open tomorrow, Mem orial Day. In spite of the fact (hat Mem oria] Day | 5 recogifed national!: as n legal holiday, Jimmie Ed wards, president of the Retail Mer chants Association, said this morn ing (hat only a few of Ihe smalle business firms are expected to ob serve Ihe holiday. Postmaster Ross Stevens sai that all windows of Ihe Post Offic would be closed and that (her would be no city nor rural ma delivery tomorrow, except for spc cial delivery and post ollice bo service. All county and state offices wi observe the holiday. The Cour House will be closed until Wednos dsy. i Practically all of the city office will remain open, however with lh State Revenue Office and lh Farmers Home Administration lh only offices tn City Hall to close. Worth D. Holder, manager of th Chamber of Commerce, said th; his office would remain open. Bolh the Farmers Bank and Trn: Co. and First National Bank an noinicecl that they would observ (hi; holiday by closing In Osceola Hie banks, Post Offlc and the State Revenue Departmen office will be closed tomorrow. A offices in the court house In Osce ola will close with (he exception o the Circuit Clerk's offlse. on hall at a 'proposed cost of it) ,000. When the educational building finished,: a tower and spire wi] enter the over-ail structure. The hrce-story .tower will be 48 feel i height. This will be topped bj 28-foot spire to give an ovcr-al eight of 76 feet. Work on the new structure i: -eing done by the Robert WiUoi onstruction Co., of Little Rock jcorge Awsumb of Memphis is the rchitect. The Rev. L. T. Lawrence pastor of tiie Osceola Presbyter an Church. Faces Julin.sun Avemrn Fronting on Johnson Avenue, th cliicational building will face south. Following morning worship ser- ces yesterday, officers of the hurch, members of the Building Committee and the congregation •noved In a procession from the liurch to _a spot in front of where he new tower will stand. Others who took part in the ground-breaking ceremonies included Mrs. Arthur W. Dowen, Richard "iromer, Jr., Harold P. Ohlendorf ind Harold E. Phillips, members of he Building Committee; Arthur W. Bowcn, clerk oi Ihe Session and superintendent of the Sunday School; Mrs. Arthur L. Rogers, vice ^resident, women ol the Church; Miss Marjorie Doyle, adult sponsor, Youth Fellowship; Miss jeanncttc Bowcn, president, Youth Fellowship; and George Doyle, president, Men of the Church. AEC-Union Awai Workers Return i Atom Plant Strike Continues; Holidays May Keep Molt Away OAK RIDGE. Term.,'-May 20.. (ff —Atomic Energy Commission ai inion officials today awVit outcon of weekend appeals to end a wile cat strike which has lialted va construction projects hcrt. AEC spokesmen sflld they hoi good force will show np^ for wo i a $227,000.000 atomic (Slant pr jcct. but union officials »ho ha tried to enrt the five-day-old wal out said they expect few, of t 4,500 workers back before Wednesday—if then. \ "The men have been promised protection by all law enforcement agencies if they will retlrn L to work," an EGA spokesman sjld^ Memorial Day Wetkrnil.r Fred H. Htratton,. business Went of Local 818 of. Ihe laborcrsVand horlcarriers union, said, however, lie doesn't think "more than ah aril fill will return until after the Memorial Day weekend." ! The laborers union starter! \tlie strike which has been condemned by union leaders as "unauthorised and illegal" when they walked bit the job last Wednesday. The miss Germany Needed o Halt Red Tide, ienafor Claims Gcorg* U Opposed By Toft Who Says Mov« li Aggressive By JACK KEI.L WASHINGTON. May M. (;Vj — enator George (IJ-On) salt! today lal Western Germany's manpower ill have to lie used to Inillri nny dequale defense by Western Eui|;e rroin possible Communist ogress ion. George, it veteran member of the enotc Foreign Relations Comnrlt- ec. made this observation in tcll- \g reporters he probably will sup- ort a military assistance program :ie administration is expected to iresenl to Congress this week. Rearming Criticized On the other hand, Senator Tall R-Ohio) criticized the reaiming of mtlons aroinul Europe. He proposed nslend thai, the United Slates, rc- yiijg on its own strength alone, "tell he Russians that it they start aggression they're in war," "r would not arm Europe." Tail said In a television Interview yes- :erday. "Lei Europe work ont Us own solution. Tn my opinion there :s only one thing that, will deter Russia from war and thai is ft strong American Air Force, n strong American supply of atomic bombs." "Makes War Probable" He sold the whole effect of the Atlantic Pact program Is to make war more probable, and added: "What I object to is unrterlakine Red Threat Fizzles in Youth Rally West Proves Self Ready to Hold Position , —Courier News I'lioto FIRST CLASS SCOUTS—These Girl Scoul-i composed one of Uic largest groups to receive First Class rank here. They are (lop row, left to right) Mnry Kay Crnfton, Nancy Hnmby, Carol Ann Holt; (bottom row, left to right) Linda Taylor, Gailya Stillwell. Hetty Lee Carroll and Jimmie Horncr. Ann Hester, not shown above, also won the First Class rank. Girl Scouts Get Promotions by contract to arm about 20 nations all around the world, all around Russia, obviously an aggressive move." Last year, when the military assistance program came up in the Senate, George tried to cut its authorization from $1,000.000.000 to 5500,000.000. Pulling in that he voted against final passage ol Ihe bill. George Changes Altitude George said his attitude hns changed largely because he believes oniK positive steps now are being aken to fuse Western Germany's ndustrial plant with that, of tho \tlarillc Pact nations. "But we cannot rebuild adequate etense from Western Europe with tlllxatlon of German, manpower nd I believe it is corning," George aid. Th'ii 1 ' 1 '"' Slate Depnrlmsnt has voided any such position In the ace of ILs demand OH Russia last week that Ilic East German police orce be disbanded because It lias assumed the form of an army. - i y. walkout apparently was In prottet ngninst failure of BB atomic arbitration board lo hand down an immediate decision after a wage rlii- puto hearing Tuesday. 3,000 Workers Idled Approximately 3,000 workers or tile combined K-2S and K-31 atomi< plants .were Idled when other unioi members refused i_o cross the laborer's picket lines. The walkout later prcad lo other projects involving 523,000.000 in construction work ant employing 1,500 men. After repented appeals by AEC officials and union leaders, between 100 and 150 men crossed ptckc ines last Friday, but AEC spokes men said they were too few to re iume operations. The K-29 and K-31 plants ar being built to increase the outpu or urnnium-235, prime element o the atomic bomb. Coofer Man Charged With Theft of Hay J. B. McOlure or Cooler, Mo., was docketed in Municipal Courl this morning on a charge of grand larceny. Date for his preliminary hearing was not .set. McClure is charged with the theft last February of six tons of ha\ from J. W. Raydcr who farms near Huffman. The hay was valued at S124. One of the largest groups of Girl Scouts to attain the rank in Dlythe- vllte was presented First Class badges In a Court of Au'iirds held yesterday in the Girl Scout Little House flt Walker Park. Membership pendants, Second Class badges and proficiency badges nlso were presented and 14 Brownies of Troop 11 officially became Girl Scouts, Girls who earned the 12 proficiency uadcs required for the I'irst Class rating arc Nancy Humby. Mary Kay Crallon, Carol Ann Holt, L'nda Tnylor. Belly Lee Garrolt. Jimmic Horncr, Oailya Stllwell nut! Ann Hester. All are members of Troop Pour, lenders of which are Mrs. Glenn O. Lndd and Mrs. Hugh Whitsltl. Second Class badges were pre- scnlctl lo the following Oirl Scouts: Troop One—Linda Fowler, Betty Crocker, Emily Damon, Virginia Frazier, Gwendolyn Golden am Jlmmle Ann Goff. Troop Two—LaVada Cr-lm, Barbara Ann Graves. Judy Palmer Carole Scenian, Sara 'Jo Strlcklam! Mary Louise Turnage and Dora Bcrnlcc Wylie. Mrs. Condy Eaton and Miss Mary See (llltf, SCOUTS on I'aje 12 2 Planes Delayed After Reserve Maneuvers Here Two Air Force Reserve AT-11 twin-engine trainers were delayed in leaving here yesterday following reserve maneuvers at the ulythc- Sawyer's Resignation Request Is Ignored WASHINGTON, Mny 29. (fl'j—Michael Lnc, >ne ol two ^10,000-a-yenr Commerce Dcpnilment officials under fire In ConRress us |>oor security risks, shownd up for work Lodny despite ft request :/roni Secrctniy Sn.wyer . Metf 29, (A 1 )—The much- fniWlcized "Battle for Berlin" turned out yesterday to be just another b\R Communist parade—not the threatened putsch the West had girded Itself to meet The demonstration, which recalled ilny& of Hitlerite goose-stepping, ad its .significant undertones, how- ver. The West proved lusclf ready to Meet nny Red putsch and not be tiovctl out o( the city by Soviet hreals. The Enst proved it had laid the .rounuwork for nn automaton state n East Germany, firmly in the Communist grip, by iwurlng out n mlf million youths to pKy homage o SovEet Umula. Both Claim Victory Speakers for both sides were claim- ig victories But there was none—only a deadlock until the next Berin crisis. There was no Communist storming of the West sectors, as first threatened last February. Neither was the Red outpouring in the East sector any flabby affair. Up the Wilhclmstrasse, past the rubble that marks the end of Hitler's reich, into Unter den Linden where the Kaiser's legions and later Na/.i hoards used to march, came the blue-whirled youths by the ten* of thousands. Ma relied for Mown Hour after hour they .marched, through rain ah d sun, chanting hymns of hftte agMnst the West and praise for Communist Russia. Sandwiched In with the marching youngsters were 10,000 members of the East zone police force, which Western officials ctaim la the nu-' cteus of an Bast German Army. - the twin-engtncd from Memphis yes- villc Air Base. Fifteen of planes flew in terday morning and spent the 'day shooting landings. y One plane was delayed by a flat .lire caused by a blow-out while taxiing. Mechanical difficulties dc- .talned the other trainer. Both left rlate yestediiy. j The reserve corps will use the niytheville field for training purposes during the summer months. Other pianc.s were expected today. Former Missco ^an Invents Tie-Rod Safety Shield for Cars New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper .. Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Cien Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Int Harvester J C Penney Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studcbakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears U s Skel 160 3-8 68 33 . 37 sn :-2 . 153 1-2 . 40 89 7-8 60 7-8 13 7-B 28 S3 1-4 34 1!) 7-8 1!) . M 7-8 75 .1-4 22 1-4 45 93 CHICAGO. May 29. m—Closing Soybean Quotations: High Low Close July 316'i 313',i 3l5'-i N'ov 225 22.1 224?i J»n 32o>i 524 J25>i A former Mississippi County man who farmed at Clear Lake and Promised Land lor several years before entering the auto parts business has invented a safety device designed to prevent accidents due to a disconnected or broken tic-rod. He Is Fred R. Brill, now a resident of Chattanooga, Term. He has placed the device In production and is president and sales manager of Safety Shlld. Inc., Mil Highland Park Avc. in Chattanooga. Invention and production of the devices was announced here Saturday by Berry E. Britt of Blythe- vllle, the Inventor's brother and holder of the distributorship for Arkansas and Southeast Northeast Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Berry Bitt reside at 1220 South Franklin here. Fits Over Tire-Rods Composed of only half a dozen parts, the rnetal safety shield is three Inches long and one and one- half inches In diameter. The two- piece cylinder has a thick rubber New York Cotton July Oct Dec Mar May Open High Low .... 3328 3335 3321 31!)0 3226 3187 3182 3210 .1180 3184 3212 3180 3179 3198 3173 Close 3335 3226 3210 3212 3198 N. O. Cotton Open High Low Close •Tilly 3314 3322 3310 3322 Ocl 3182 3?18 3178 3217 Dec 3170 3207 3170 3205 Mar 3177 3202 3177 3200 May 3173 3182 )170 3 WBSher" and a nicUl cap at each id. It fits In an upright position on ic ends of the tic-rods, which arc mportant parts of an automobile's leering linkage. Numcous accidents ave been blamed on broken or clls- onnccted lie-rods, which, when icy fail, leave the driver with no top the cause of many accidents ontrol over his car. The inventor says his device wll iue lo tie-rod failure and wil loubic the life of the rod. The afcly shield, h e said, prevent lipping and "shimmying," The devices. Mr. BrlU said, wil Ireep the tie-rods from becominj idcntrtlly disconnected and als provide grease - retaining advanto «. This safety shield can he instailci on any car In 10 minutes by re moving untiling more than lh 'ronl wheels to gain access to th He-rods. Represent* Two Vrars Work Two years were spent in develop Ihg the safety shield. Harry Mans Held, a Chattanooga insurance gent, followed up his personal en dosemcnt ol the device by sendtn plans and specification for it t companies he represents and hf requested their opinions from the engineers as to efficiency o[ lh shield. Both Fred and Berry Britt wcr rtared on farm' In the Clear Uk and Promised Land vicinities all later engaged in [arming. Tnc lived In this area after coming Mississippi County In 1917. 'Fred Britt left here in 1927 an went lo Chattanooga, where I catered the auto parU business. II brother Berry ended his farmln acllvilles In 1926 and since the his been engaged In Inc. conttrU' lion business in this urea. tor Ills resiKnation- •;";Th"e other" mrin — Wltlliim W. Remington — liad nrrangec! for n holiday Uxlny before Snwycr cnlled over the \veckpinl Tor hi.s rcsEgna- tton. Remington Is not due at the dcpnrLincnl IxjforR Thursday,. Tomorrow Is n holiday nnd he has an engagement lo appear heforn R grand jury in New York on Wednesday. Both tnnn hnve declared they will not quit under lire. Hy showing tip for work, LCR established for possible legal p-nrprxses that, he was nMe nnd willing lo work. AH Lee would sny to rc|>orters was "I nm working" and trmt he hud asked to sc-.e Sawyer. Sawyer Ls out of town nnd Is not expected back before Wednesday or Thursday. In asking for the. resignations of ,e two rtAcn, Savjycr ss\Ul he was ol questioning their loyalty but as acting in "the Interest of good :lmfnfst ration." Charges Hiring OrMlci! Department officials said admin- tratlvc charges against both men rn being drawn up to obtain Lhclr smlssnl, but probably will not be omplctcd and instituted formally efore Wednesday or Thursday. There are no plans lo suspend the en from work meanwhile since here arc Icgnl ti'icsllon. 1 ; that thLs ould be done. No effort will be nacic Lo bar either from his office •r to eject either If they insist tin .ppcaring for work. At the capltol, a Senate comtnlt- cc looking Into charges of Cotn- called ff a scheduled hearing. Associate FBI Director D. M Ladd had been slated lo appear be fore the committee today. T; 'Edv/ard r*. Morgan, commlUee cdnnsel, siiid the hearing was called Off because of the absence from Washington of Chairman Tydlng.s (D-Md). Tydings was reported lo be In New York attending the funernl of a friend. Lndd, as chief of the FBI's security division, directed the agency's activities In the 1015 Amernsla case. Transportation Aid Payments Given Schools Finn! payment of state transportation aid has been received for Mississippi Cmmly school districts County School Supervisor Johr Ma yes salt! Unlay. This pnymcnt, $2(3,071. Is tiro Jina one for the school year and repre senls the last 20 per cent of the total received (mm the stale. Tin funds arc for operation of schoo bus systems. The Luxora district received lh largest allotment from the county total. $3,210. Wilson district recclv eel the second largest amount, $2. SG2. Blythevlllc Special School nis tr.ict No. 5 was allotted S1.M1. Allot merits to other districts In th county follow: Mnnlln, $2,306. Arrnorcl 41,45 Hurdette $2,212, IJclt S1.188, Dye? SI.S7B, Gosrrcll $017, Kelscr $2,52 Lcachvlllc $1.830, KUnvnh {80D. Os ccola $1,522, Shawnec $2,185, an Hrlnklcy $605. ast German Youth loldt Sport* Show BK1U.IN, May 29. m— The athletes or the Ertst German Com- , munist youth organization pill on what, they «.iix)rtji show fco- dny. = • - • ITie ducnts were free, 'riiere wen 5,000 nlhletns, 70,000 spectators. Everybcxly was so busy with pollf j tics, bands and marching that they had n lurrd time getting tirrnmd lo the sports. It was as though Die Yankees and the Dodgeri sVruUeil nro\nnl lor two hours before opening the world series, carrying banners that said hooray . for Truman and Stalin Is a bum. The program, one of tile last big ones licloic Hie 51)0,000 bhreshirU wind up their Whitsun mnrch on Berlin, was supposed to start at around noon. Tanned, rugged, and obviously army-disciplined In their dark blus uniforms and black Jack-boots, they looked much like the Wehrmacht forces of a few years ago. Frenzied Cheering Tire marchers would burst irrlo • frenzy of cheering as they passed the reviewing sland, where German and Russian Communist leaders stood. The fathers and older brother* broke into similar frenzies 10 years ago near the same place. Most of them are dead now—following Hitler's ill-fated star. It wns difficult to tell about tht youngsters. It was impossible to know how deeply the Soviet hate- the-West propaganda had sunk Into their minds. There was no doubt of one fact, however. All were automatons firmly In the grip of their Communist leaders. They cheered when they were supposed to and did as they were told, without question. If not with enthusiasm. Ki;i> BANNKRS IN BERLIN—Carrying massed (lags, girl members of the Communist FDJ youth organization hold a parade down Under den I.tnden In the Soviet Zone oj Berlin. They are part of the 500,000 Red youngster!, who yesterday gathered in Berlin for s, gigantic Whitsuntide youth rally. Anticipated violence^ failed to materialize and ths demonstration was a peaceful one. In the background Is the famous Brandcn- bwrg G«t«.

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