The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1950 · Page 1
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Tuesday, November 28, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 215 Blytheville Daily New» Blylhevtlle Courier THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT NORTHEAST AAKANOA* AMD SOWMEAST MISSOURI Mississippi Valley L Blythevill* Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 19&0 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE; COPIES FIVE CENTS MACARTHUR 'POWERLESS' TO HOLD CHINESE Chinese Commit OpenAggression, U. S. Charges State Department Tells UN Council To Face Consequences WASHINGTON, Nov. 28.— (AP)—The United States today charged Communist China with outright and naked aggression in Korea and called upon the United Nations Security Council to face the consequences squarely. Assistant Secretary of State John D. Hickerson so advised the American delegation at the United Nations by telephone. Hickerson telephoned Ambassador Warren R. Austin shortly before today's U. N. Security Council meeting at New York, it was considered possible here that Auslin ,would make the aggression charge (Ubllcly almost at once. This is a step which the American government has heretofore refrained from taking on the ground that to charge any nation with aggression might set in action an extremely serious chain of events— since once an aggressor is so labeled there Is strong pressure to act against him. Hickerson instructed Austin to press for immediate adoption bj the United Nations of the pending U. N. resolution which would: (1) Call on the Chinese Reds to get their troops out of Korea. (2) Assure them the United Na tlons seeks only peace and Korear. Independence. Michael J. McDermott, State Department press officer, said in a jtatement that the intervention by Chinese Troops Is "aggression 1 the communist Chinese regime." "The United Nations should take immediate action on the drait resolution before Security Council McDermott said. TANK CLEARS THOROUGHFARE OF SNOWBOUND VEHICLES —This Sherman medium tank, operated by members of the Ohio National guard, was pressed into service to help clear Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, of snowbound vehicles. The tank is shuqoi moving a big trailer- truck which had been blocking the road. (AP Wirephoto). Storm-Swept U.S. East Again Seeks Normalcy By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Storm-swept eastern stales, reeling from devastating blows from weather's elements, struggled today to get business and production back to normal. Boy Gets 2 Years In Father's Death Car) Gaflion, 15, Is Sentenced to State Penitentiary In Highway Aid Arkansas.has. been aliot'ted $5.885,S»8 in federal highway aid, The allocation was part of $400000,000 announced last night for distribution <£> si] states and terrl- tbriM. The. •llolments are made by the Public Roads Bureau on the basis of area, population and road mileage. In most instances the federal funds require a dollar for dollar matching, by the stales. The Arkansas allottmeiit was divided $2.940,110 for the federal aid highway system; $2,350,527 for secondary or feeder roads, and $595,361 for urban highways (portions of highways passing through 1 cities above 5,000 population.) Results of PMA selection Delayed Official returns of the Production and Marketing Administration's election Saturday to select community committeemen were de- lnyed today because all votes have not been tabulated, according to Floyd Crouch, of the Blytheville PMA office. Mr. Crouch staled that some communities have not turned in their ballots as yet but were expected to this afternoon. Weather Arkansas Forecast: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. PATH Not much change in temperature. Mlnrari Forecast: Fair with little change (n temperature tonight and Wednesday; low tonight lo northeast, to 25 southwest; high Wednesday 35 northeast to 50 southwest. _, Minimum this morning—21. an Maximum yesterday—52. *•• Sunset today—j;50. Sunrise tomorrow—€: 47. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 today—none. Total since Jan. 1—59.54. Mean temperature imtdway tween high and low)—38. Normal mean temperature November—50.2. Thfc D»t« Ust Vear Minimum this morning—45. Maximum yesterday—to. be- yeais in Ih2 state penitentiary in'. Circuit Court here yesterday on charge of manslaughter In connection with the death of his father, Ruff Gallion", last August. Galltori was charged with fatally with a board during an argument at their home_in Pascola. Young Gallion was originally charged with first Hegi-ce murder.but the charge was lowered to'manslaughter on agreement of the state yesterday. Young Oallion admitted he struck his father with a piece of one-by-four inch board when the two argued after his father had ordered him to leave home. Mr. Gallion died from the injury the following morning. Witnesses for the state testified yesterday that Gallion ordered his son to leave home because he had been stealing family money. In his testimony during yesterday afternoon's session of court young Gallion told of the fight and of his father ordering him to leave home. He hit Ms lather with the board, he said, when the elder Gallion advanced on him with a piece of rope after he had threatened to report his father for having "bad relations" with his 11-year-old sister. Circuit Judge Louis Schult presided over the hearing. and lixed the punishment for the youth. + The herculean Job was being waged by thousands. They lough lo clear areas of snow from the weekend storm which struck wit! paralyzing fury over wide parts o: 22 eastern states. The death toll from the winds blizzards and cold mounted, with 278 fatalities In the storm-strickei region. Damage to property mount ed to astronomical figures—esti mated in the hundreds of million: of dollars. Thousands of homes remained heat; others.'wcre withou y . and telephones. Com Wer6 Isolated. Schools' re ^closed in many snowbonnc areas. Mild Note of Cheer The Weather Bureau had a milt note of cheer. The intense storm, 1 reported, was almost stationary In the vicinity of Lake.Huron and was dyine—very slowly. Some light snow fell over parU of the Middle Atlantic States and around the Great Lakes area. There were flurries In Kentucky - and Tennessee. But temperatures moderated in some areas and no below zero cold was reported over the snow-belt. However, .they were below normal —under freezing—in some areas. Ohio and Pennsylvania—two of the slates hardest lilt by the snow and wind storm—continued their fight to remove . the mountainous piles of snow. Ohio, with the highest death toll —55—was slowly but surely digging out from the heavy falls which had buried most of the state. Hundreds of business and indus- rtial firms in the two states called employes back to work and expedt- ed to be back to near normal operations by tomorrow. Pennsylvania reported 35 deaths from the storm, 14 tn Pittsburgh. New York's death toll was 33 from the wind and rain storm that hit the East Coast from South Carolina to Maine. Some estimates plnced the property loss at $100,000.000. Alaska Statehood Faces Heavy Going in Senate Southern Democratic Senators Call Morning Strategy Meeting By O. MILTON KEU'Y WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. (/I'J—A Jill to make Alaska a state faced heavy going In Ihe Senate today n the short session's first test' of iVhite House Influence over the dying Congress. Us [ate will also determine what happens to a bill lo grant Hawaii statehood. In the face of a vigorous request from President Truman for swift idoption of the two House-approved bills, Southern Democrallc Senators called a morning strategy meeting. Senator Russell <D-C!a), who called the session, said all Southern Senators were Invited to the meeting for a test o fsentlmcnt and to c' a course of action. He hinted the meeting could touch off bitter-end fight against the bills. First Test Upcoming The first test on the Senate floor was scheduled for this nfternoon on a motion to take up the question of statehood for Alaska. Friends and foes have predicted it and the Hawaiian hill both will pass or both be defeated. The House considered them one after the other in an attempt to keep politics out of the picture. Alaska is normally Democratic and Hawaii i Republican. - ( ' While there is some Republican opposition to the bills, Senator O'Mahoney (D-Wyo) Indicated he is most fearful of an attempt by Southern Democrats to lalk them lo death. Since time is short, they probably could do so if they tried. The southerners reportedly are afraid that Alaska and Hawaii would elect four Senators who would vote to choke off a filibust'-'- against civil rights legislation. The decision to proceed with the statehood bills was made at a While House conference yesterday Mr. .Truman also told his capltol hill leaders he wants the short session to extend the rent, control law, pass a new tax bill,'and-vote more, defense funds and relief money for , drouth-stricken Yugoslavia. There was no assurance congress would do so. GOP Senate leader Wherry of Nebraska said he saw no need to act on anything except, defense funds and taxes, The present Congress expires Jan. 3, when Ihe new one convenes. Congress did no business yesterday, and the House adjourned until Thursday. A number of committees were setting to work, however. 200,000 Reds Pour Over Manchurian Line Against Allies TOKYO, Nov. 28. (AP)—Gen. Douglas MacArthur today admitted he is powerless to cope with the thousands of undeclared Chinese belligerents who are running roughshod over the shattered lines of United Nations forces in Korea. In an extraordinary communique, the general said [lie Chinese have WHKKK AI.MKS ARK HURLED HACK—Open arrows (A) locate areas along Northwest sector of Korean front where counterattacking Chinese Reds have hurled back Allied forces. Tokchon was recaptured, but U. S. troops have dug in along the chongchon river and other units have moved up to reinforce the right side of the line. Shelby Penal Farm Escapees Are Object of Intense Hunt MEMPHIS, Tcnn., Nov. 28. I/ft— An intense search vras on today for eight men who mobbed two guards. s!iot their way into the prison yard and crashed through Ihe locked gale of the Shelby county Penal Farm in a dairy truck. No one was hit In the flurry of gunfire that rocked the prison night when the break started. Two guards were roughed up by the men and locked in a cell, but suffered only minor head injuries Reinforced details of state and county patrolmen established roadblocks around the area shortly after nn alarm was sounded, but no trace of the men was found. Office Manager, H. R, Campbell of the Penal farm said the ringleader of the escape was Norman E. Carter, 23, of Rockwood, III. He was captured near Shelby, Miss., last October after a running gun- battle with' Tennessee and Mississippi officers and sentenced to 10 years for robbery. Guard H. B. Calhoun said Carter tackled him as the men were In a side room awaiting a haircut. Using Calhoun's keys, the men made their way to the prison yard and raced loi the parked dairy truck, one of the prisoners «id a guard exchanged shots while the truck squared around for the surge The truck smashed through the gate at lop speed and sped down the highway. N. O. Cotton Dec. Mar. May July Oct. Open High Low 4345 4348 4271 «25 4328 4226 4262 4262 4156 4195 4195 409! 3680 3680 3600 1:30 4271 4231 4168 4108 3023 Wreck Results In Fine of $35 One person was fined and hearing for another was continued until tomorrow In Municipal Court this morning on charges of leaving the scene of an accident. Alice Wood, Negro, was fined $35 and costs on her pica of guilty to the charge. She was arrested after the car she was driving was involved in a minor accident with a Motor Sales Company truck at the Intersection of Chcrrv and LIllv Streets. Hearing for Tom Crockett on a similar charge was continued until tomorrow. He was arrested for leaving the scene after the car he was driving was Involved In a minor accident with one driven by J c Gallagher of Dell yesterday in the 200 block on East Main Street. Industrial Foundation Fund Workers to Meet Approximately 100 industrial foundation general fund workers are scheduled to attend a kick-off banquet, at Uotcl Noble tomorrow night, : : + The meeting, which will begin at p.m., will launch Ihe campaign o give Blytheville u $100,000 Indus- rlnt foundation. Better than as trams of workers vill begin calling on the city's busi- icssmcn Thursday, They will be inder the direction of D. Russell lays, general campaign chairman. The organization's rating committee sat In Its first session last night. Working better uinn four hours the rating committee reviewed some 400 business firms. Following Is a line-up of fund workers (team caplains named first, each group): Automobile and Implements — Prank Nelson, Russell Phillips, w D. Chamblin,. L. G. Nn'sh; whole- County School i Post Supported Rep. Autry Declares Supervisor's Duties Should Be Increased Seal Sales Total $1,610 Collections In Ihe personal solicitations phase of the county's Christmas seal drive have reached « total of $1,610.55, the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association said today. L1TTLB ROCK, Ark., Nov. 28— The duties of Arkansas county supervisors of education should he increased, not reduced, Rep. L,. H. Autry of Burdette yesterday told a committee which was seeking to s£t up a formula tn allocate ..state cbn6» 1 dtcE8P ir ft3arii* proposals to abolish the office of county supervisor. The - 12-member group which heard Mr. Autry's proposal was authorized last week by the state Budgeting Committee to seek basis for a fair allocation of state school aid. In explanation of his statement, Mr. Autry Mild his proposal would be one Way to Introduce local effort into the procurement of school funds and 'remove pressure from a badly-overstrained budget. Financing Is Related Mailer Declaring that the matters,' county supervisors of cducatiouri school district financing were., ly related, Mr. Aulry sald#S than abolish the office of'Ui._ ty supervisor of education,Ttfilifculd he expanded, instead of moving further loward centralization, should move toward decentralization." The committee took action to ask the Legislative Council ID call in an expert on school finances to prepare a district formula and It was decided that the expert should work with the committee. Mr. Autry Is expected lo Introduce a plan, based on school assessments and mlllage, at tlic'next legislature meeting outlining the formula now under study by this committee whose membership Includes several Arkansas educators Might Lose Support The formula calls for a consideration of each school district's assessment rale, mlllane. population' and other (nflucncinc; factors. If. according to (acts obtained from this study, a district was found not tti be carrying a fair share nf its See SCHOOL on I'af-o n seders — Lcroy Iluddleslon, Rosco Craftbn, nay Hall, H. C. Bush. «i§*l*2!f? " ml lumbci'Ajohnny mwArnKxl', -Homer,'; Hill Pease Dr. C. U; Craig, Dr to, James Roy, James ',««. Gardner. Cotton—Foy Elchicson, Wade Lee Farrls McCalla; life Insurance— Wlnfrcd Wyalt, J. Louis Cherry L. E. Old; casualty insurance—w J. Pollard. C. a.Hlttncr, BillWalkc-r Dinners — Jack Robinson, I,. L Ward, P. U Regan: oil dealcrs- R. C. Fair, Toler Buchanan, Ar OJsen. Team 1—James Terry .1. T. Slid bury, Joe Davis; T*un 2—Jacl Chamblin, T3en Mac White, Qcorg Hubbard; Team 3—R. A. Porter Briggs, Bob Bay. 4—C. M. Smart, Dick Larry Kneas; Team 5—Jim mie Edwards, it. c. Colcman, Jac Owen: Team B—Buford Martin, Die! Osborne, Joe B. Evri7is Team 7—Fred S. Saliba, Sanfor Boonc, Snnford Shelton; Team 8— O. E. Kmidsen, Kendall Berry Sa Norrl.s: Team 9—R. L. Wade, Jr J. E. Stevenson, Jr., Bill Stovali, Jr Team 10—Max Logan, Ed John son, II. A. Halnes; Team 11—15 i David. Harold Sudbury, J. E. Hat sell; Team 12—Alvln Hardy, Darre Swnnor, John McHancy. Team 13—Lyn Hughes, John Cau dill. Jesse M. White; Team 14— Richard Jledcl, Mnrris Zcllncr. B. Thomas; Team 15— u. S. Bran sou, Noble 0111, Billy Law-she Team IG_n. A. Nelson Lindsc Gunn, Dr. J. c. Guard; Team Fcndler, Jimmte Sander.- utho Barnes. New York Cott.on Urc. Mar. May July Open High Low 4300 1370 4270 4311) 4349 4240 4275 4275 4170 4210 12 IS HOC 3000 3600 3820 thrown 200,000 men Into the Korcn fight and Hint "heavy reinforcements now concentrated" across the border in Manchuria a're "constantly moving forward." In summoning his two chief field conimitnilers back to Tokyo for urgent conference, the gciicvnl warned flmt a diplomatic solution to the war must be found because of the crushing Red Chinese Intervention that nan thrown U.N. forces Into omplete retreat just as they scem- d poised for victory. Victory Dream Shattered The dream of "victory by Chrlsl- las" was exploded as the general omul his cosmopolitan Eighth Arny of 110,000 battle - hardened roops thrown Into bitter retreat nil lom; a 75-mile front in northwest Corca. Meanwhile, the U.S. Stale Depnrt- nenl took cognizance of the sltna- lon by publicly charging .Cpmniii- ilst China with aggression in Ko- ea. The Whtle. House Immediately >ackod the charge. As the unhampered Communists loured across the Yalu River border lehlml a curtain of diplomatic Im- nunlly. the big question seemed to le whether to .bomb Communist and supply lines in Man- churia—nnd thus carry the wa o Chinese soil. Open War Threatened With the world teetering on the lirink of a third global conflict,, the jroblctn clearly embraced the dan- jer of an open outbreak of war bc- ,\vcen China and the United States Soviet Russia is allied with chlin ly treaty and would almost unquestionably enter the conflict. Cicn. MacArlhur urged that tin UN and oil governments seek i solullpn tn the developing crisis o Chinese Red Intervention as lie warned .that the United Nations now face "an entire npw war." The high commander 'said rfrvl China -had hurled 200,000 troops against U.N. forces In Korei and is throwing more thousands across the border from the "privileged sanctuary" of Manchuria. In Ihe Tokchon area fierce Communist. AAsiiulU threw back three South Korean divisions ns much as 20 inllr.i. Air observer reports said Chinese hordes were swarming like tocust-s "along every road, every gully and every rldgellne" lor 35 ml'es north of Tokchon. Goal lo Turn Line Their goal obviously was to turn the line and cut off nine allied divisions Including the, American 24th, Second, 25th and First Cavalry. Other Allied troops In math-central and northeast Korea faced fresh masses of Chinese Ucds. Twenty-one enemy divisions— 3,000 to 10,000 men each—were rc- psrted officially Identified in the G0-mllc-wl<le strip between allied forces and the Manchurhin border. Other Chinese divisions were known to have crossed the border. "Thl.i situation, repugnant as It may be. poses issues beyond the authority of the United Nations Military Council — DWUCS wiiich must find their solution within the councils ot Ihc United Nations and the chancelleries of the world," Mac-Arthur .said. This statement was issued as final paragraph after his pcr.snnally signed Communique No, 14 was first distributed. Military observe]'. 1 ? interpreted MacArthur's statement lo mean See V.Alt nn I'ARI; i 'ecrce Prayer To Be Said in City Tomorrow With hordes of Chinese Communist.-; culling deep into United Nations' forces In North Korea am) with the UN nations apparently caught in a powerless moment, a prayer for peace will be offered in niythevllle tomorrow morning. The liev. G. Micssler, pastor of the Lutheran Church here, said today tlmt a special service will be held at that church at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Tills service, open to member* of nil denominations. Is being planned because of the ''crucial situation in which llic country finds itself." the Rev. Mr. Meis- slcr said. The service will be held to about 40 minutes, he said, so businessmen and employes who can attend will not be kept from their Jobs for long. S. Carolina Gets H-Bomb Plant Project Will Occupy 250 Acres in Aiken And Born well Counties ATJ J AN7'A, Nov., 28. (/TJ-r-The Atomic 'rtKrfgj* 'pbminlssion : -»nnouiic- ed here Wdjiy that' South!- Carolina has been selector)' as -the site for * hydrogen bomb/plant. . "V* A prepared announcement released here by w. C. McKelvey of Inn atomic energy commission said AEG and the E. I. Du Pont Company chose a site- of about 250 acres In Alken nnd Uarnwell counties. South Carolina, near the Savannah River. The announcement said the Savannah River plant will not Involve the actual manufacture of atomic weapons. •I 133 3627 Work as County Agent Wins Award for Maloch New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T AJ T Anaconda Copper ..... Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric .....,..'.'. Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Centra! Int Harvester J C Penney Republic steel Socony Vacuum Radio Studebaker .......'.'.'.'.'. Standard of N J Sears .. U S Steel . . .'..'. southern Pacific D. V. Maloch. county agent for South Mississippi County, was presented a distinguished service award by the National County Agents Association at the annual meeting of the association In Chicago today. The distinguished service award is one of the highest honors paid members by the County Agents Association. It Is awarded for outstanding work In leading farmers in the area served by the recipient To be eligible for the award a county agent must have served for 150 7-8 37 1-8 44 3-8 G8 5-8 v^i 48 7-8 10 years, must have been active 46 in the County Agents Association 63 5-8 and must have ied the farmers In 15 7-8 the county or counties where he 31 6-8 67 1-4 24 3-4 16 3-4 30 7-8 87 3-8 53 3-4 39 58 1-2 has worked In a constructive agricultural program. The award was a certificate from the County Agents Association and a gold key furnished by the Mississippi County Farm Bureau. The key was presented lo Mr. Maloch by H. O. Kmppcnbcrger, Mississippi County Farm Bureau president, at the state Farm Bureau convention in Little RocV; last week. Mr. Maloch has been employed by the Agricultural Extension since 1037 and has been county agent for South Mississippi County since 1913. Prior to that time he served one year as assistant county agent for Mississippi County In 1937; Hires years as county agent of Greene County; and two years as farm organization specialists for the Extension Service in Little Rock. During his seven years as farm agent tor South Mississippi County Mr. Maloch was instrumental in increasing the number o[ one-variety cotton communities from 29 to 43; Increasing th- use of nitrogen fertilizer on cotton through 4-H Club demonstrations; assisting farmers with their daily farming problems and cooperating with the Farm Bureau in working out R better farming program for that section of the county. Other Arkansans receiving this award wer« John M. Cavcnder ol Two Blytheville Negroes Winners In Farm Contest Two Negro farmers of the Blytheville vicinity todav were named In the .state "Live at Home" contest in Little Rock. They arc V. D. Haley, win) received a $100 award, as winner ol (he tenant division of the contest, and Frank Harvey, who won a home improvement award In the tenant division. The awards w-^re presented this morning at Shorter College in North Little Kock. The contest is sponsored by Ihe Arkansas Press Association, the Memphis Commercial Appeal and the Arkansas Power and Light Company. Your Community Chest Helps— Social Welfare Fund — The Social Welfare fund In Blytheville Is used to provide assistance for the needy who cannot qualify for aid from the Department of Public Welfare or the American Red Cross. Much of the aid from the limited fund is in the form of payment for necessary medicine for the u n d c rprivilegcd who arc ill. In extreme cases, sometimes this fund is used to purchase coal lor the aged needy. The Community Chest Board points out that this fund rills "a very definite need in our community, and every penny of ihis money is well spent ns it is helping someone on Ihe road back to health and to becoming a useful citizen instead of a bndrliJdcn puticnt." Allotment from the 1350 chest huriKol for Ihe Social Welfare fund fs $900. FOR 'HUMANITY V. M»loeh Jonesboro, County Jefferson; and Ethan A. Hanson o( agent; Pwil Boycr ot Pine Bluff, Nashville,' llowaid. Chest Drive Workers To Meet at 'Y' Today The five men's divisions In the 1950 Community Chest drive will hold » report meeting from 5 till 6 p.m. today (n the Blytheville Y' rooms In City Hall. Worth D. Holder. Chest drive secretary, said the meeting was called lo obtain reports from volunteer workers who had not reported their progress to date. Soybeans J«iy Open High Low 293>,i 207 202'1 293',i 288'S 2!)4 2M!'L. 297'; 293'i 291% 297 292^1 1:30 294 'i 39SU M6 291'.4 SANTA A losing horse blames the saddle and o Christmas ^Hopper who waits too long blames the calendar. SHOPPING DAVI i TO CHXffTMA*

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