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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. THK DOMINANT NKWSPAPER OF NORTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 63 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BIA'TIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNK 5, 1950 TWELVE PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Truman Signs 'orelgn Aid Bill Ky 1). IIAKOI.I) OMVEK WASHINGTON, June 5. (AP) —President Tnimiiii igncd the 3,121,450,000 foreign aid aulliorfoalioii hill to- 'ny, calling it R "major contribution to peace and freedom :i the world." ' » The measure was signed at a Vhite House ceremony. It author- .cs five programs of world-wide id. Including funds (or the third- car operation of the European Rc- overy Plan ami n start on the Point Pour" proposal to develop —Courier News Pholo MKTHOD1ST SAN'CTUAKY PROGRESSES—Workmen today were putting the finishing touches m the metal framework for the 3269,444 sanctuary being adder! to the First Methodist Chinch at Main and Seventh streets here. The structure, being erected by Ben White and Sons Construction Co. of Biythevillc Is scheduled to be completed by July,'1951, It is to accomodatc more than 500 persons. Japanese Liberals Beat Reds With Pro-Occupation Ticket WJ'OKYq, June 5. (AP) —. ^l-ime Minister .Shigeru Yo- slmU a I iheial Pait\ lode a genciaL pro-ou,upaLion to a ^' '" ' •-- flaj 's tJOll Still Incomplete rctiirns showed the liberals lincl won a plunlit> in the upper house that piob.ibly will stand. ; With only 22 scats still In doubt the .liberals had obtained 46 seats. ,The .Social Democrats had 3D, the 'Independents 15, the Green Wind party nine ( Democrats nine,-farm coojjerative two and the Communists and farm labor parties one each. • Plan In Outlaw Hells The government has announced a plan,to outlaw the Communist Party. Tlie Communists, angered by the plan, have threatened to retaliate with "hvmiaii bullets." The Communists entered 50 candidates, three of them incumbents. The present liberal total when combined wllh the party's holdover of 23 seats gives it 69 members the upper house. On thc basis of present returns the Socialists went into second position with au over- 1 total of 54 and the formerly ominant Green Wind Society ropped to 50. Iht Gjecn \\utd Societj btick |Ugl&s MacArffTur ten&> bill f*i«»Sn was Farm Price Support Program aces Sharp Attack in Senate Soybeans Jime 5, CHICAGO, Soybeans: July Nov Jan (IF) Closing High Low .. 321".', 309 . 2'IV, 217 . 225 218 Close 313*;-K 21!Hi-19 220-1Q--1 O. Cotton July Oct Dec Mar Open High l,ow 33-H 3344 3330 32S5 3231 326* 3200 32!!(1 325G 3216 3276 3259 'Mia 3270 3251 Glow 3331 3208 3257 3253 3253 Weoi-her Arkansas forcoiisc Partly clo\ldj this afternoon, tomglil, and TUCS IIIUNl>i;ltS!IO\VUtS day. Scattered Ihunder.iUower Tuesday and in west portion U) night. Little warmer tonight. Missouri forecast: P.iir £Ui warmer tonight and Tuesday; lo' tonight 55-60 west and north, to 5. southeast: high Tuesday rniddt 8 Us. Minimum this morning—62. Maximum ye-iterday--78. Minimum Sunday morning—56 M:ix:um Saturday—79. Sunset today—1:10. Sunrise tomorrow—4:<7. Precipitation 48 hours to 'I a.m today—.16. Total since Jan. 1—31.36. Mean temperature (midway be ttaeen high and low)—70. I' Normal mean for June—-13. Tills Dale 1-asl Year • ^ Minimum this mornhi s— f.7. Maximum yaitcrday—84. Precipitation Jan. 1 to thi.s da d General a -Cbuke by voters exercising the war born governmental voice. Part of the Socialists .vote wa mlerjjreted as potenlnl Coinmuni ess aggre, on ackwnrd areas. Taken together." Mr. Truman aid of Hie five programs, "they add p to a broad, enlightened and typ- cnlly American enterprise in the hospital Check Group Appointed Truman Names Three To Review Controversy Over VA Program WASHINGTON, June 6. (ff) — Pe-sident Truman loday appointee i tiiree-man committee to review -he whole controversial veterans o.spitnJizalion progrnm. Tlie committee, a statement bj the president snid, will pay spccin ittention to the problems of "paraplegics and amputees." Three Are Named The President named Dr. Howard A. Rusk, chairman of Ihe dc partment of physical medicine am rehabilitation at thc New York Un ivcrsity College of Medicine am BeUevue Hospital; Dr. Arthur Ab riunson, head of thc department o physical medicine and rchabilita lion at the Veterans Administration Hospital, the Bronx, an outstanding physician nnd himself a paraplegic, and Rear Admiral Robert L. Dcn- nison, his own naval aide, to serve on the committee. Aftfriuatli of Protests Tlie president's action came as the aftermath of protests from veterans and from members or Congress over the abandonment of some veterans hospitals. Particular protest was made against transferring pnraplcgics — patients paralyzed from the waist nowo-^out of the Birniin«h»m Qen safe and prosperous U.S. Arms Aid Not Half Finished, Acheson Says utldlng of vorld." I'olnl Four Program In his statement, the President (pressed special pleasure over thc 35.000,000 fund approved for tccli- ilcal aid under the Point Four pro- rtim. He said It is an Important step owurd strengthening freedom ami .creating "Communist imperinl- sm," and expressed hope that Con- ; will soon pass a companion ncimiro authorizing Ihe govcrn- ucnt lo eucoHrngc-amJ support prl- •ate investment in needy nations. "The present act," he snicl, "Is a nemornble step forward in our pvo- ;ram for peace. I am confident that he Congress will follow through promptly by appropriating the full measure of funds ncce.ssary to carry out the programs authored In this act." Mr. Truman said the act Is a tribute to the "wisdom and vigor of I lie forward-looking members of the Congress of both political parties, of both houses, nnd particularly to the hard work of the responsible congressional commitces. 1 The measure's biggest authorization is $2,850,000,000 for carrying on the Marshall Plan in Europe for n Ihiril year. Other programs: 1—Aid to thc free peoples of Korea, southeast Asia, amlrca, southeast Asia, nnd non-Communist China— 5104,000,000. Of this total, $]CO.- 000,000 is provided for thc Republic of Korea. 2—Technical assistance to underdeveloped areas- -$35,000,000. 3—Relief and public works for Arab refugees Irom Palestine—$27- tSO.OOO. 4—Continuing support for Unitec Nations programs for child welfare —$15,000,000. The President said the exchange Sec TRUMAN on I-HKC J2 Webb Sees Coming Fall Of Dictators Totalitarianism To Decay in Era, Official Claims Congress Told Military Help for World Is Only Way to Halt Red Drive WASHINGTON, June 5. (AP)—Secretary of State Acboson soberly told Congress today Unit America's military assistance for the non-Communist world will still bo less than half done a year from now. ' lie would not sot a shut-off djite but Secretary of Dei fonso Johnson expressed hope for an end to the task in WASHINGTON, June 5. (/P|—The ovcrnment farm price support pro-, ram faced a sharp attack in the enate .loday. At issue was a House-passed bill dding another S'i.OOO.OOO.OOO to the resent $4,850,000,000 used to keep lajor farm crops up to certain rice levels. Senators Williams (R-Del) and ves (R-NY) lined np as leaders of he assault on the present price TOP program, the two main courses f action: ' N'eed Is Questioned 1. They question the need for he' additional funds in view of I'Mcspread reports of short crops his year. . They are asking that the sys- em of pegging support prices at 10 per cent of parity (a figure lalculaled as fair to both buyer and eller) be dropped in favor of lexiblc, lower system of price props. Help Counlcd Upon Williams and Ives were counting ipon help from other lawmakers o represent populous eastern states and get many complaints about high foods costs from con- umers. .Senator Ellcnder CD-La), who will act as floor manager for the price prop measure, was not worried. "I'm pretty confident the Senate will approve this by a wide margin." he told a reporter. "Uness it docs there may be no funds 'or supporting cotton, wheat, com ind rice crops this vcar. Collon, Wlieai, Corn "When cotton, wheat and corn are involved a lot of senators are ntoreslcd." Ellcnder said. "These same things have been before tin Senate many times and we've always beaten them." Ellcnder said the Agriculture Department had not been able to announce price support levels f o r crops this year because it has used up most of Its $4,850,CO[>.n[)l). New School Bids Due Tomorrow Bids for construction of Blyttie- ville's new white high school »il received utitiJ 2 p.m. tomorrow In the office of Superintendent ; B. Nicholson it the high school After closing of the bid tiead- it'ie. cno bids will be opened and cad publicly. Bids originally were scheduled to hs opened May 24. but the deadline wns postixjncd lo allow them to be re-submitted on the basis of a later construction completion date. Deadline for completion of the new in-clas-sroom building was changed from Feb. 1 to Mny 1, 1051. 2 Aiifros Collide On Highway 61 Heavy damage to two automo biles resulted Saturday at 7:3S p.m when a 1D50 Pontiac struck the rear of a 1040 Mercury on Highway 6! seven miles south of Blythcvillc State Highway Patrolman Clyrti Barker, who investigated the acci dent with Patrolman George rrwin reported that the Pontiac was driv en by J. H. Lott of Blythevilte The Mercury, Patrolman Barkc said, was driven by James Buford 79 year old Negro of Bivtheviilo Ht.. 2. Neither driver was Injured. Pa trolman Barker stated. Both, automobiles were (ravelin south when the Mercury, the Stat Trooper reported, evidently made sudden left turn. H was then, h said, that Mr. Lott's car struck th other automobile. New York Stocks A T and T ... Amcr Tobacco Anaconda copper 158 1-2 67 1-2 31 7-8 Beth Steel 37 1-4 Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central . .... lilt Han-ester . ... J, C. Penney Republic Steel . .. Radio Socony Vacuum . , Studcbaker Standard of N Tesnfi Corp. Sears U s Kleel . Sou, Pac. . . .1 60 149 48 3-4 88 1-2 60 1-2 12 3-4 28 1-2 50 1-4 34 5-8 19 3-4 19 . M 1-H 75 5-8 11 45 . 3,1 1-2 53 5-3 by thc Dcpart- i Uncfgi Irresc ' ents arc to be moved to another ospltal turned ovct to the veter- ns administration^: lent of Defense.5 A number of veterans hospitals •ere dropped recently. The controversy ties In to some xtent with recommendations of ne commission under former Predent Hoover that nearly all gov- rnmcnt • hospital operations be umped into;one administration. >175 Fine r Loss Df License Result Of Auto Wreck Robert L. Trimue of Blylhevilli VEIS assessed fines totaling $115 ant costs and his drivers license was re- •oked for a period of 30 days at n rearing in Municipal Court this morning o n charges o f reckless [ Jriving while under the influence of liquor. A third charge, speeding, was dismissed by Municipal Judge Graham Sudbury. Trimue was arrested after tile car he was driving collided with one driven by Billy -Huchin of Blythc- vllle at the north end of the Ynr- bro overpass on Highway 01 May 11. In thc accident. Miss Glcndora Alley, who was a passenger In Houchm's car, was injured. In other action, in court this morning three person forfeited cash bonds and hearing for a fourth was continued until Thursday on charges of,driving while under the influence of liquor. Forfeiting bonds were James Brown and Jim Wilson, $36.25 each, and Carmcl I,. Wheeler, $46.15. Hearing from Mrs. Lclia McCain on a similar charge was continued until Thursday. Thomas McDougal was assessed fines totaling $30 and costs on three charges of obtaining pesonal property under false pretense. Police Comb Memphis Area For 'Slayer' Term, Juu**(i ?AP theii^ iet^ch fr salesman* in the McmplVi.s,*"niea to day after (he victim's blood-smia eel ciiV was found parked at Mimic ipal Airport. : The salesman, 50-ycar-oIcl Rny ! Roberts, was found Suture! a sprawled In the mud near thc ol West Memphis, Ark., Kennel Club located Just, ncra-.s the Hnnihn Brjdge ovre the Mississippi River. RobcrLs \va.s shot four times— twice in the back and twice Jn tl head, with two of the wounds f close together police at first'count ed them as one. Officers snld rol bcry was evidently the motive. Sheriff Cecil Goodwin of CrJttcn- den County, Ark., laid down a ^even-state alarm for the killer. But when Roberts' auto was found yesterday he said he believed the man was still in this area. • Inspector Pete Wicbonga, head of the homtcide bureau here, bakl officers had Lraccd the slain man's movements up until 10:15 Friday night.' Roberts' watch, soaked by the rain and mml, stopped at 11:50. SYKACUSIfi, N. Y., June 5. Al') — Undersecretary of 3tn(e Webb -said today thc vorld is moving toward an era n which totalitarianism will decay" before a mounting dc- nand for freedom—even witli- n Russia. "The American program of today eeks (i better world for others as veil 'as our.solvc.5/' Webb .said In a speech prepared for commencement exercises at Syracuse University. 'Wlitit it will be in the future Is ioructhing you will liave to htlp decide, I think the .sum total ol our actions is carrying us stondily to- jvai'd the beginning of ;i new era— aa era tn which we -shall -sec the decay of totalitarianism and a mounting demand even In the Soviet Union and Us puppet states for cooperation with the free nations of the world. .lame.s_ K. M'cbh "I believe we are moving toward the day when thc entire charier of United Nations c(in lie translated into action,- a day when n worldwide democratic community of free nations CHII operate on principles of justice ixnd shared peace nnd prosperity." Thc State Department* official added, however, that "the burdens of that journey arc heavy." Tcar.c Krithiiigcrcd At present, lie said, "peace Is constantly endangered by the direct or indirect aggression of Soviet Russia. This threat Is worldwide, although its form and immediacy vary somewhat from area to area." Thc answer to this menace, Webb said, Is cooperative defensive action by the Western world— a venture In which "the United States, as the wealthiest of thc free nations confronted by this threat, must, for its own national security, play its .share." One for JKrccclnm He said the present world situa- IVASlimGTON-A White House [ 1on ls " c hnrnctcrlzcrt by two clash- sourer .snhf Cwljiy "thnrc Is a slronr in * ^»<*pts of political and social possibility" Hint ['resident Truman I orgailli!!lllon - Onc w **at>c& tm freewill appoint a "super panel" tn rr,-M !nrn ;. thc othcr on »"thorilnrian- view the cnscs of 81 Slnlc Ht-parl-] ISI "' , f ,, mcnt employees u-linsr loyally has Ollt „, thc cvcnt - s of lll c recent ticen i|iic*tlonrcl by Senator Me- ycoTS ' WcbV> sald - " hf>s come inescapable conclusion that thc USSR., niuvcd by a fanatic rloc- WASHINGTON — The Supreme lrinCl '* cn « n Edl In an all-out effort Court decided today thc federal 1 to im p°sc Its absolute authority ovcrnment has chief rights to (hc| ov " - 1C rcjsl of thc world." Tic il-laden tldelands off the const of National News Briefs- By Tim Associated J'rirss WASHINGTON — The Supremo Court lodny outlawed .segregation of Negroes In raflrond dining cars. 1958 or Hifvl. t Appearing before^ the House defense nld program, Ac he son woutrl not, "hazard au opinion" how much longer U. S. arms nld will be required. But in response to an Inqury by Chairman Kee tD-W Va> whether the "innjor portion of the effort" will be completed at the end of thc second year program ending 15!, Achcson asserted: "I should nut think I could say tluU. "Iti these two years fineUidln^ 1951) 1 tlu not think we have completed a major portion of our effort. Not 50 I'er Cent "If 'major portion' means 50 |icr cent—no, l don't think so/ The secretaries of state nnd defense agreed th'ftt ftrws aid for thc iion-comnnmlst world Is the one road to pence and security left open, "The Soviets have roadblockcd every other avenue," Secretary of Defense Johnson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees. •A Vllul Slop" ' The program Is a "vital Itn- mccldUe step" lownixl work! peace, Secretary of State Acheson told the House Foreign Affairs committee simultaneously. Both cabinet officers testified In support o[ President Trumtin's call for a $1,222,500,000 authorisation to holster thc'defense of countries opposing communism. *'I Vyrd Aslts I) of c use " Their appearance at the capital fame on the heels of a .statement from Senator Hyi'd <D-Va$ who Called for ail "impregnable nation- al'defense;" for America itself :nnd described the foreign armg progratn as a waste of ''money." "/Jecaufic the SovtcUs s]icak and think only in terms of /force," Johnson said, "the danger of aggression can he avoided only hy the prompt development of North Atlantic Treaty forces sufficient to make Soviet armed attack a risk loo dangerous for It to run." Johnson gave this ' outline of American plans for rearming the non-communist nations: Western Eurupc — A relatively small European ground force equipped with modern weapons and backed by a tactical air force—with America's stratcyl.s Air Force ready to give immediate support. Invasion lluffcr Such a force, Johnson said, could contain the early phases of a Russian invasion in the opinion of the U. S. joint chiefs of sLnff "At the snme tljne," he ntJrled, 'this European resistance would be iccessary lo make fully effective thc new weapons which our long- range bom hers can utiHxe." ulhrajiL Asia — Arms aid programs are being developed for countries "most Immediately threatened Communist, aggression and subversion." Funds have been earmarked for arms, ammunition, aircraft and other jungle-fighting equipment, for governments in thc Sec AHMS on IMgc 12 GMC Contract Ratified DETROIT, June 5. (AP) — Th CIO United Auto Workers today announced "overwhelming" membership ratification of the historic new General Motors Contract. New York Cotton July Oct Dec Mnr May Open High Low 3374 3376 3350 3.100 3305 3270 3288 3288 3263 3280 3284 3264 3274 3218 32S6 Close 33S1 3272 3264 3264 3251 Clinic Planned for Negro Midwives The first clinic for Negro midwives of Mississippi County will get under vny at thc Health Unit at 1 p.m. tomorrow, It was announced today by Mrs. Annabel Fill, comity health nurse. Miss Louise .lames, consultant for the Maternal and Child Health Division of thf. State Board of Health, will arrive In Hlylhevillc to set up this clinic. Dr. R, A. Wilson of I.lttle Iloclc. Negro doctor, has been appointed clinician for this free clinic. Weekly meetings will be hold by Dr, Wilson each Tuesday. Last year, 144 Negro babies were delivered by mldwivcs In Mississippi County compared lo 423 in 1048. No medical aid was given tn any of these births except Ihc required blood test for syphilis, Mrs. Fll said. Became of this increase, phms for thc clinic were tnade. Only midwife referrals will be accepted In the clinic. Midwives arc registered nnd un der supervision of the Misslsslpp County Health Department. ^ouisiana. B«USSK1,S. Ilrlgiiim—Thc Jhrlslfan Parly, victorious In yrs- crday's parliamentary elections, cm- larkcri today on a program to bring >nck exiled King Leopold III. Kn- htislnslTc parly leaders predicted MX will he AcrompHsheil liy July t I but opposition leaders were nol iO sure. High Court Awards Damages to Osceolans LITTLE ROCK, June 5. fAl>) — The Arkansas Supreme Court today ruled tint S. L. OSadtsh and others of near O.sccola, were cnlit- led to collect about S4,5ft? from Drainage District No. 17 of Mi.ssf.s- 3ippi County. The order revrrscd a ruling ol - MtNsLv>l|>pi Chancery Court, O.»ceo- la District. Litigation in this ca.^.c began in 1940 when Mr. Gladish attempted to "recover dainages froni the drain- jftfte district for the alleged taking ol certain land in building a levee. dciert: "Peace for the United SUlrs cannot be separated and Isolated from ponce In the world as a whole. Our security and well-being now depend upon, and arc completely bound up with, the .security and well-being ol peoples everywhere.' 1 Killed, 11 Hurl As Truck, 3 Cars Hit Near Wilson Wreck Fatal to Iowa Negro; 5 Blytheville , Residents Injured • One person \vns killed and 11 others Injured late yesterday In a traffic accident O n Highway 61 one mile north of Wilson in which three cars and a truck were Involved. Killed was Howard Green, 17. Nero ' of Wnlerk'o, Iowa. According to State Trooper Don Walker, who assisted witli Ibe Investigation of the accident, and the Swift Funeral Homo In Osceola. Green died at the John Gaston Hospital in Memphis last night. The Injured Included: G, A. Richards of Blylhevlllc, cuts and bruises about the body and a fractured arm. Mrs. C. A. Richards of BlythevlilB, multiple bruises. Ed Davis of Blylheville. fractured ribs. Mrs. Ed Davis, fractured right kg. Mr. and Mrs. Davis' son. Donna, lacerations of the arm nnd forehead. Mr. and Mrs..Richards; Mrs. Dnv- • Is and her son are In Blythevtlle Hospital. Mr. Davis was given first aid treatment, but was ricit hosnllal- tfced." '••:•• • .' ';. •••;. " -•, ,. -,; . , Six Others Hurt •', Also Injured but not hospitalized were J. C. Orcen, Negro, of Water- oo. a brother of the dead man; hij vlfc and two children and his sls- cr and her child. Names of the ither Negroes were not learned by 'fflcers. They were given first aid rcnlmcni for euls and bruises at a lector's office In Osceola and rc- eascd. According lo Trooper Walker, who with Sheriff's Deputies nave and Edgar Young, Cliff Cannon . and Icrmnn Ortoni of Osceola Invcstl- ;aU;d the accident, the car In which he Negroes were rilling was travel- og south on Highway 61 behind another car driven by Robert Ken- iell. Negro of Joiner, and a ton ind a half truck driven by James Bratton of Wllliamsvillc, Mo. The truck and tho car bearing he Negroes had pulled Into the left lane In nn effort to pass the car Irivcn by Kcnncll when the Kenncll car slopped suddenly due to a flat tire. The 1950 model Nash bearing Mr. and Mrs. Richards and Mr. and Mrs. Davis was traveling north. Mlssci! Nash Trooper Walker said that thn .ruck manngcd to pull back Into right lane and stop to avoid hitting the oncoming Nash but the Sec Krt.IJit) on Pajte 12 County, 2 Cities To 6et $85,104 In Tax Refunds A total of $«5,1<M.82 ill state sales tax refunds is to be divided between Mississippi County and the cities o JJlytheville and Osceola, Distribution of the refund was be gun in Little Hock Saturday b; Slate Treasurer J. Vance Clayton Payment was made on the basis o $2.29 per person according lo th special census completed last year The 1050 census figures arc expect ct) to be used for 1951 refunds. Of the total, the county is lo re cclvc S13.0C8.77. Biythevillc will re ccive S34.G32.G4 and Osccola will gc S7.103.41. 9 O'Clock Tonight Is Deadline For Beauty Pageant Entries Deadline for entries in the 1950 lieauty Pageant to be held at Haley Field here Thursday a:;cl Friday nlght.s is 9 o'clock tonight. Mrs. Rouse Harp, entry chairman, loday reminded entrants in the Miss Blytheville contest and parents of entrants In the children's division evenls. -that official entry blanks must be signed before they are eligible to compete. To date, 14 girls have entered Ihe Miss Blytheville contest, more than 20 entries have been received for the Junior Miss Blytlieville event and 10 boys will compete for the Mr. Jaycee President of 1DR5 title. Sponsored by the Junior Cha:n- her of Commerce, the selection of Miss Blytheville will be made Friday night. On Thursday night, winners In the children's division will be named. Miss Blylheville contest entries must be between 18 and 28 years of age, inclusive, and single. In the children.*; division.^ entrants must be from three to six years old, Inclusive. Prospective entrants may ctm- tnct Mrs. Harp for enirj blanks. Henry F. Grady Truman Names Brady Ambassador to Iran WASHINOTON. June 5. WV- President Truman today nominated Henry r. Grady as ambassador to Iran. Grady. who has been stnbassadoi lo Greece and is one of the administration's top diplomatic trouble-shooters, will supervise the military aio' program to Iran as well as serve as ambassador. In announcing the appointment, the white House made public a letter of resignation from John c. Wiley, present ambassador to Iran. Wiley, a foreign service career officer, is returning lo the United Stales soon, on > horns leave and to await & new assignment.

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