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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVl-i-NO. .216 Blytheville Daily Newi Blylheville Courier Mississippi Valley leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEV1U-E, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1950 TWELVE PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* REDS THREATEN TO TRAP LARGE ALLIED FORGE Arrogant Reds Dim Hopes of UN Chance for Holding War To Korea Called 'Slim' By Gloomy Delegates Jury Says Death Of Couple Here Due to Asphyxia ^ Gas Stove Found f^ On But Not Burning In Tourist Cabin LAKE SUCCESS, Nov. 29. (AP)—United Nations circles privately expressed foiTjocliinjs today on the chances of localizing the bitter Korean fighting in view of the Chinese Communists' unyielding altitude. ; + This feeling prevailed even In those non-Communist delegations that had urged bringing the Chinese Reds to Lake Success in the hope some conciliatory agreement could be worked out. ^ III Pelping's spokesman. Wu Hslu- I niinlA HOrO Chuan, blasted many of those hopes \»vUUIV lid V in the Security Council yesterday 1 ' when he made it plain the Chinese Communists had no intention of withdrawing from 'Korea. Inform- mts fell his stinging attack on United Slates policies In the Orient vldened the gulf between Mao Tze- Iting's regime and the non-Com- nunist world. India's Sir Senegal Ran, who has icen expected to take the lead In conciliation efforts with the Chinese Reds, said he had no plan to confer with the Pelplng, representatives today. British Sit Still Britain, which like India recognized the Pciping regime, also has A coroner's jury at noon today' returned a vedict of "death due to asphyxiation" in Its investigation into the death of a Wynne man and & Blytheville woman in a tourist court here yesterday. The bodies of Mrs. Francis York, 38, of 720V4 East Cherry Street, and Chester Harrcll Caster. 36. a Wynne salesman, were found in a cabin at Abraham's Tourist Court on South Highway 61 shortly before 2 p.m. yesterday by city Policeman Torn Menley who broke into the locked cabin, officer Menley was summoned by C. Abraham, owner and operator of the the court when he failed to gain entrance to the cabin. The nude tody of Mr. Castor was found lying on a bed in the cabin and the body of Mrs. York, dad only in under clothes, was found ha.Urkneellng beside the bed, Coro- ner'Hol'l said. Both, had'been dead approximately 10.hours. At Two American Divisions Flee Across Icy River as Chinese Move Tanks into Korean War SEOUL, Nov. 2i). (AP)—Two American divisions escaped south across the icy Ghonsf- chon river in northwest Korea todny but Chinese Reds .swarming through a wide gap threatened to trap n big: Allied force. The offensive mass of more Ihnii 200,000 len was reported using tanks for the first time. A spokesman -it. advanced U.S.* . Iglith Army headquarters said lie Communist column had cut HhUi 30 tulles nt the loi-mcr Red ;orean capital of Pyongyang. He sold ttie Red force was near Inchang northeast of Ihc old tap- al but did not disclose iU size. At least three other Fled Chinese olunms were reported rolling down no Intention at this stage to contact the Chinese Reds here. A British source said Ins delegation does not wish to speak or vote in the Security Council this afternoon unless circumstances develop to n point where such_ actions .would be necessary. .Slirmrluwn Unlikely Although it appears unlikely a showdown can be reached this afternoon, the United States wants the Security Council as soon as possible to make a finding on American charges of Chinese Communist aggression in Korea and thus put'on record the "conscience of the people of the world." ,'. Making such a record Is about all a majority of the Council can'hope to accomplish in, view ..or ,the..ei- ~ : ^-''-'"-''• mfc,'closed, Coroner Holt said. .' .': Hears Twu Witnesses ,", Tile coroner'summoned 12 juror., to the cabin where the bodies were found yesterday afternoon but the jury recessed last night before reaching a verdict. The Jury re-con- .vened at 10 a.m. today to hear testimony of two witnesses. Dr.rM. L. Skaller, who examined the bodies and made blood tests, ; S« JURY e-n Page 9 , $20(1JQQ Is Pledged for New Sanctuary More pledged than $200,000 in the First has been Methodist Church drive to raise funds for Its new sanctuary. This report was made at the church's first report dinner last night and represents all but about $23.000 of the campaign's goal. ^ Exact amount received in pledges ^id cash to date is S205.594.00. The church actually needs S228.000 to complete payment of its S404.000 sanctuary which is now under construction. Other report nights are scheduled for Dec. 1. 4, and 6 with a Victory Dinner to be held on the night of Dec. 8. By categories, last night's report the first of the campaign, -showec $10!),OOD of a S118.000 EonV In fie lit; gift division; $55,000 for spccin gifts which tops this division's $50.000 quota; and S30.000 of a $51.000 general gifts quota. The general gift drive has been under way hut a few days. i. JJL' «. CHINESE RED APPEARS BBKFOltR U. N. COMMITTEE— Wu Hsiu-Chuan (left) head of the Chinese Communist delegation to the United Nations, listens to proceedings at session of the United Nations General Assembly's political committee at lake Success. N. Y. Also seated at the table me United Kingdom Delegate Kenneth Younger (center) and U. S, Delegate John Foster Dulles (right). The Chinese Communist, representatives made a dramatic appearance at the committee session, arriving as Soviet Foreign Minister Andri Y. Vishinsky was elaborating on Russian charges that the U. S. was guilty 'of aggression against China. they had no Intention of withdrawing .from Korea. •-,... .'.'£,'•;;;•''." Chief' U.S." Delegate Warren R, Austin, tn his speech befbre.the ,ble Soviet veto of a six-power res- ilutlon demanding that the Red soldiers of Mao Tze-Tung get out of Korea. ' ' No Veto in Assembly A Soviet veto would clear the way or General Assembly consideration of the grave Korean problem. The veto docs not apply In that 60-nation body, which recently armed itself with broad powers to discover and combat aggression when the Security Council is paralyzed. Austin first suggested that the ;ouncil meet through the night in an effort to reach a vote. He did not press the point and, the Council adjourned until 3 p.m. (EST) today. fnformlng the Council that he had been told Russia would vote against the six-power resolution, Austin said: "If so. we understand that means a veto of the resolution. But, nevertheless, it represents trie conscience of the people of the world." Then he asked the Chinese Communist representative, Wu Hsul- Chuan. whether the Peiping Regime "the conscience the people of the world as something that It ought to give weight to." Wu Answers Wu, seated a few places a See UN on rage 9 • Increase in Bus Fare Announced Rate to Stay 10 Cents But Sale of Tokens To End December 15 Bus fares here will be a flat 10 cents per ride effective Dec. 15, it was announced today by Utho T. Barnes, co-owner of Blylheville Coach Lines. The fare is now ib cents, with bus tokens sold at a. rate of two for 15 cents. Effective Dec. 15. Mr. Barnes said, sale of the tokens •';£Uminated. ' L '~'~\- -operating-, costs vwcre _-,._., ^ .^.yr. Barnes as the reason for'the'rare change. In n letter to the City Council,' informing the aldermen of this action, Mr. Barnes said: "During the past two years, our revenue has been gradually declining and during this period the ost of materials, labor and oper- tion have increased greatly . , , "luring the past year we have been pcrating at a loss . . . With the ncrease in the number of ailto- nobiles on - our streets and the ncreased cost of operation this ituation will not get better." Cosl of Tires Up As an example of Increased costs, \lr. Barnes pointed out. that the price ot bus tires has increased about 40 per cent in the past few- months. "As far as we know," he said 'we have always had one of the owcst rates In the nation. . Jonesboro', pine Bluff, Helena and other neighboring cities have fares of 10 cents. Many of our northern cities have fares of .2 to 17 cents." Fares are. 15 cents n Miami, DCS Moiner and Detroit ind 12 cents In Dallas, he said. Mr. Barnes said that although :he sale of tokens will be halted Dec. 15, the tokens will be accepted until Jan. 15. He also pointed out that the franchise granted by the city lo the bus line sets no specific fare but provides "the price charged for the transportation of passengers shall at all times be reasonable." Weother Arkansis forecast: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. No FAIR important temperature changes. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight and Thursday, somewhat warmer tonight; low tonight 25-30; high •^Bnursday near 50. T* Minimum this morning—22. Maximum yesterday—45. Sunset today—4:50! Sunrise tomorrow—<i:47. Precipitation 48 hours to 1 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—59,54. Mean temperature (midway be' twcen high and low)—33.5. Normal mean temperature for November—50.2. This Date Last Year Minimum this mornlncr—46. Maximum yesterday—79. Osceola to Mark Thanksgiving Day Tomorrow The City of Osceola will observe Thanksgiving tomorrow, the Arkansas date for that holiday. All stores and banks will be clos ed. The county assessor's office, the Production and Marketing Admin istration office also will close and there will be no session ol Muni cipal Court. Other county and state office- will remain open tomorrow, as vril the Osccota Post Office. Mayor Ben Butler said that city offices will close for the holl day. Yuletide Holiday Lights Going up on Main Street The city's Christinas celebration plans ncarcd completion loda> as workmen continued to string holiday lights on Main sireci, nnd the Chamber of Commerce announced that seven floaU have 1 been registered lor the Christmas Parade scheduled for Dec. 5. Midnight tomorrow Is the dead-j for the event and a Ime for entry of floats into tins contest which this year offers prize money of $4B5. : In other developments, the Merchants Division of the Chamber o£ Commerce, sponsor of the parade, scheduled a meeting for 10 a.m. 1 omorrow to formulate final plans power lit] \v a s being for Christmas lights strung on Main Street. Erection of these lights was .slatted Monday by a crew of Arkansas Missouri Power Company K-orkmei plus two others hired by the mcr chants group. / - • •- ,' 41 Men 'in Latest Contingent From Mi ssco to Get Physicals New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper .... Beth Steel Chrysler Oen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester J C Penney Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker . ' Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard . .. U S Steel Southern Pacific 150 1-8 65 35 3-8 68 1-4 Foity-Tme Mississippi County men left by special bus today for Little Rock to take prc-military service induction exa mi nations. Miss Rosa Saliba, clerk of the Mississippi County Urn ft Board said that today's call was for 40 men and of this number 30 reported eight were transferred to other boards /and one reported too late to leave with today's group and wilt leave at a later date, leaving only i one delinquent. Seven men were transferred to the Mississippi County Board from other boards nnd five reported this morning, leaving an actual total of three delinquents. Six men who tailed to report previously reported loday and left with, this morning's group, Miss Saliba said. The three delinquents on today's call are Glenn T, Jones of Dycss, and Anderson Ma lone and Willie R. WaUssn, Negroes of Blytheville. Leaving today were Charles R. Meacham .James E. Hiitton, James P. McFall, of Manila; James W. Patterson, Floyd E. Griffin, David W. Key, of Wilson; Carroll E. Rogers of Dyes.s; David L. Hall, Joe T. Byrd, GeorKC E Fcllon, of Leachville; James W. Hakcr. Theodore R. Fielder, Orfca J. Ganns, Tim O. McGough. Osceola; Barney L. White, West Rjrtgc; Robert A Clifton. Richard Dorrls r Louis K. Pate. R. B. Riggs. Lanon Reynolds and Bobby T. Halbrook, Blythe- villc; Alfred J. Clark, Keiser; Jack D. Holmes, and Russell E. Simpson, Del]. N'cgrocs leaving were Raymond William, Jed W. Jones, Daniel r. Young, Roosevelt Braden, and Clo Johnson, Tyronza; Curtis Williams Dell; R. Jones, Driver; (l atr Dextie CUtllcy and Albrcd Madtsoi of Luxora. The county's next call will be fo 40 tncti Lo report Doc. 6 for pro induction examinations. Bale oi Cotton Brings 50.57$ A Pound Here V. M. Brister's sale of a bale of cotton for 50.51 cents per pound, may not have set any rec. ords but it represent.; one of thi highest prices received for cot ton in this rtrea in years. W. P. (Bill) McOanicl. Feciera Compress manager here, said Mr Brister put the bale in govern ment loan at the above li^urc. Mr. McDatticl said R was probably the best price received for cott^l in this area within the past 30 years. Moxvcver. a few comparable lo:ms have been reported recently. The cotton was .classified strict- middling, one and onc-f|llartcr inch, and was ginned at the yar- bro Co-operative Gin. Mr. BrLslcr received $266.60 for the bale. 47 3-4 45 3-4 61 1-2 15 7-8 30 1-4 61 1-4 16 5-8 23 7-8 31 1-8 84 3-4 76 7-8 3 5-8 tha Selvy, Blytheville; Joseph Arkansas and Texas to Celebrate Second Thanksgiving Tomorrow Precipitation Jan. 1 lo this d.ltt I -Ls tomorrow. 51.09. ' • I R»nt« nnrt By The Associated Press Arkansas celebrates lt.5 second Thanksgiving tomorrow. The nationally - proclaimed Thanksgiving was last Thursday, Nov. 23, and some Arkansas offices, institutions and municipalities observed the day then. But the "official" Arkansas Thanksgiving—fixed by state law as the last Thursday In the month —51.09. I Banks and most other' business houses will be closed. Hospital Group Names Osceolan George Florida ot Osceola yesterday was re-elected to the exccutivi committee of the Memphis Baptls Hospital board of trustees. 38 i-2j Hayes E. Owen of Covington 57 5-8|Tcnn., was named president of lb I group at the board meeting. Me sue | cccds P. B. M. Self nf Marks, Miss Others elected fire J. B. Ferry, Jr of Grenada, Mtss., vice president and Dr. Mark Harris of Memphis secretary. FI L. Lipford of Memphis als Some federal offices closed last week, but? at least two of the slate's larser postoJficcs — Little Rock and North Little Rock— were open then ,and will be closed tomorrow. Only Texas celebration of Joins Arkansas In Thanksgiving this week. Texas observed last Thursday and will observe tomorrow also. Texas, an official proclamation ivas re-elected to the executive com mltlee. New York Cotton Dec. Mar. May said, "has enough lo be thankful { July for to celebrate both days. !0ct. Open High Ixnv 1:3 42T8 4325 4245 423 . 4253 4290 4206 420 . 4184 4229 1144 41 . 4120 4162 4035 409 . 3654 3570 3583 36i A^heson Will Discuss orean Crisis Tonight WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. (/]>)— Secretary of State Auheson will s[ie:ik to Ihc nation at 8 p.m. tonight (CST) on the crisis In Korea. Tiie State neparlmcnt announced Hint the secretary's 30- inlmilc address will be broadcast by the Mutual, ABC npd CBS networks. Acheron will spenk from Ills office in tlie State Department, .hrough the. Tokchon Rap In wide weeps against the Allies' exposed right flank. This wns where Communist, at- .acks earlier Imd crumpled three South Korean divisions. Lftl Flank Attacked Another Chinese iorce was re- IMrted attacking for tlia first time on the extreme left Hank, but the spokesman did not give Ihe location. ' A Chinese breakthrough In force Lo the Yellow Sea would seal of large elements of the 110,000-niai force fighting for iUi life In thi northwest. The Chinese Red attack Vvi mounted by 200,000 or more troop: with more pouring in steadily from Manchuria/ The spokesman said six Chinese armies how have been Identfflei In, Korea. *Ele;nenls pf one Chinese arrny known to have been In cen tral China a week ago, he said were attacking Hie Eighth Army'; northern front. ,, - ' Red Tanks Rumble West The first observed Chinese Red tanks were reported across th Chnng-chon, rumbling from tin west on Avuiu, eastern anchor o the shrunken Allied line. KIIIUI wn.s tlie escape gat through which the U. S. 25lh am Second Division troops poured nf ter crossing the Chongchon. Til Reds were attacking from thre sides. KUDU'S fate was In doubt. The U. S. 24th Division las was reported in the Ptikchon arc north of Choiigchon, guarding n; escape route over the Anju Rive bridge on the far west or lei side of the Allied line. But the Eighth Army spokes man said no encn./ contact wa made Wednesday In the 2'llh Dl vision sector. This seemed to Indicate tha the "large enemy forces" report ed hitting the extreme left flan might already be across the Chong clion somewhere near the Ycllo Sea. Allied Pbnc.i In Air Allied warplanes, grounded Wee ncsday morning by bad weathc roared over the front througho the afternoon In close support dc.sperate ground troops. nut a heavy smoke haze ov the eastern flank hampered air activity. The spokcsi.'an saiil the Chinese .nay have set fires to conceal their movements. U. Oen. Walton II. Walker. Elgh- S« WAR on I'age S Jving Costs in Nation ieach an Ail-Time High WASHINGTON. NOV. 29. (AP) — | he government's cast of living In-1 ex today rose lo a new nil-lime ifth. Nearly a mllUou worker* 'hose wngc contracts arc Lied Lo ic rise and fall of the Index will ecclve a pay hike of two Lo three ents an hour. The new Index, covering prices Chest Drive Total Jumps To $77,603 The. total of r.ontrihullous to the I35fl Community Chest drive soared today lo more than $11.60(1 -jump or more lhan $5,000 since Monday. This total—reported this morning as $11,603.15—Is approximate, It was explained, as an exact figure still Is being compiled following » report meeting held In City Hall last night. The new tola! Includes both cash and pledges from both the advance gifts and general solicitation phases of the campaign to raise $26,140 lo support a dozen youth, welfare mid educational agencies in Blylheville next year. Black Oak Man Killed in Wreck Verlc Durr, 37, 'Dies Following Collision South of Leachville Ore man was killed last nigh on Highway 18 three miles sout of I-cachviUc when the car lie wo driving collided with n trailer truck Deputy Sheriff Floyd BinTis c Lcnclivllte reuorteil tlmt Verlc Dan Tt7, of ncnr Black Oak, died en rout to a Jonejihoro hosplUil followln tlie accident which occurred aroun 9:30. F. .1. riamlhi nt Senath, Mo,, riri ver or the truck, and barr's flv year old son were uninjured, Ucpnt Blinis said. Deputy Burrls said the maroo Ford driven by Durr-wtia golnc sout when it collided with the north bound truck. "The Ford," Mr. BurrJs said, "ar parcntly struck the front wheel < the truck, skidded down the sic of the cab, hit the dual pull wheel went under the trailer and snnppc a back wheel off the trailer. "The rear of Die trailer was com plctely demolished." Darr was taken lo Rodman's lio: pital in Leachville and died enrou! to Jonesboro. Examining physicians at Roc man's said Darr was suffering fro severe hca.d Injuries including fractured skull. HEAD DKI.I. KIWAMANS—New officers of the Dell Klwanls Club who will take office Jan. 1 are (left lo right) R. B. Crawford, president; the Rev. E. H. Hall, vice president; and Glenn Cook, secretary-treasurer. Mr, Crawford, manager of Dell Compress, succeeds John Sicvcns, Jr., as president. He served as vice president during the *pajil year. Mr. Cook .succeeds Oral Hunntcull as secret ary-[rcas'ircr. Elected to serve on the club's t«ard o; directors for the coming year were Ralph Simpson, c. A Smith, A. B. Smith, Charles Armstrong and Dave Cranford. At a meeting of the club last night, Sen. J. Lee Beardcn of Leachville was the principal speaker. He dlscusssed the coming session of the stale legislature. of Oct. 15, was J74.8 per cent nf c 1935-33 base period, an increase n.6 per cent since Sept. 15. II was 0,2 per cent higher than ic previous peak of 174.5 In Augst and September, 19-18. General Motors Corp, first of the ajor auto manufacturers to adopt le cost of living formula for Its orkers, announced Immediately i7,000 hourly-rated worker* will ecelve an Additional three cents n hour. The boost will be effective ' Uh the list pay pelod beginning ftcr Dec. 1. Approximately 80,000 GM salaried 'orkers will receive an additional Ifi as their allowance (or the per- od between Dec. 1 and next March to be paid, at the ot tht nailer next March. U.S. Steel Oilers [o Raise Wages CIO Policy Makers Will Immediately Consider Proposal PITTSBURGH. Nov. 3ft. (AP) — The mammolh United states steel Corporation today made an undisclosed the CIO United Slcclworkers. Union {'resident Philip Murray promptly called hl» top policy makers together to consider;• Iht proposal: .'.* __ - '•-The.log Jam In tHeVctnrent steel negotiations fyoke. suddenly wllh Murray reporting he was calling l)olh Ihc USW Executive Board and the Waye-Policy 'Committee into session. 'Big Steel" then confirmed it had made nn offer. U.S. S^cel officials would.not elaborate 011 the confir- nntion and refused to discuss the nature of the offer. The only comment available from' U.S. Steel was this terse scntenca from an official spokesman: "We have made an offer which Ls under consideration by the union." Negotiations on the Union's undisclosed pay demand have been in progress between "Big Steel" and the union since early last month, neither side ha.s ever made any report on progress before today. The USW Executive Board customarily meets following a major pay settlement. Its approval is required before any new contract can be signed. The action of the Executive Hoard must be ratified by the bl? union's Wage-Policy Committee. That group has been called to a meeting tomorrow. Union officials refused to confirm that an agreement has been reached on the union's demands for ''a very healthy and substantial wage Increase " North Mi ssco uroup Plans 2 Safety Drives A bicycle safely program and a! erics of educational safety movies were planned last ntehl by the North Mississippi County Safety I Council H a meeting In the Mirror I Room of Hotel Noble. I After discussion of a general safely program for the county. President A. F. Dietrich appointed two committees to plan these projects. Mrs. S. S. sternbcrg and Mrs. Harry Bradley. Jr., were named lo the bicycle safety group and W. 1! Nicholson and William 3. Rader are lo devise the movie program. The council also completed election of officers with the following being chosen: William S. Radcr, Jr vice president; Wade H., treasurer; and Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, secretary. Twenty-five persons attended the meeting, Mr. Dietrich said, and a board of directors was elected. This will be composed of leaders of niythcville civic organizations and later will encompass those of Manila and Lcachvlllc. Auto Workers Get Raise .' DETROIT, N'ov. 2£». «.'P) — More than 600.000 auto workers Kol nn an torn n tic three-cent hourly pay boost today. They are employes of 63 producers and suppliers which have cost- nf-living wage agreements with the CIO United Auto Workers. Soybeans Open High 1a\v 1:30 Jan 295 295 287'.i 2S7M, Mar 206li 297 290'i 290« May WS',i 296Va 289% 289'i July 295',i 295V4 289'.i 283U Dec. Mar. May Cotton Open High Low ... 4267 4300 4225 ... 4238 4280 4184 ... 4179 4218 4124 ... 4115 4152 4077 ... 3650 36€0 3631 1:30 422o 4184 4124 4077 363 B SANTA The good that is is belter than the good the* was. It's good light now to get shopping don*. DAYS TOCNIUfTMA*

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