The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 18, 1949 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 18, 1949
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1 I . . • < * , ' BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV-^NO. 204 BlythevUle Dally Newt BlythevUle Couilei , Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT. NEWSPAPER Of NORTHKAS'I ABKAN^AS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHISVILLB, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1949 ;^ / *£.««*£ ~*t™*if*» *-<~? * ^~*£s**>****- ">' ,' f ' ' " <, ' (; - ' t '. , ••>«»,' 4 .f TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Jake Krause, Osceola Killed Struck by Jake Krause, 64, was killed instantly last night when he was struck by'an automobile as he crossed Walnut Street (U. S. Highway Gl) in Osceoln about 0:30. G. O. Pendergrast, night marshnl'S'— ^ „ for OEceola, said Herbert Goodwin, of Osceola, about 22, Is being held in the Osceola jail in connection with the death. Death was Instant, Mr. Pemler- —Courier News Photo EDUCATORS ASSEMBLE —A portion of the 575 teachers ant! school officials who packet! the Biytneville Senior High School auditorium is shown here at the opening this, morning of the il^a- ^riet nceting of the Arkansas -Education Association The cators^pS^f* ^i ojn H throughout Ori'tentien imd M s sissippi Counties. These detezates attending . the one-day session later broke np into discussion groups. 575 Educators Attend gr\st said. He said a local physician pronounced the man dead at the scene of the accident, lit The marshal said Mr. Krause, ^ who operated a barber shop In Os-. ceola. evidently was hit by the au-j ' tomobile on his left leg, near the knee. • i He said he apparently was thrown' onto the northbound car, his head hitting the windshield. Goodwin was arrested a few minutes later by Deputy Sheriff Dave Young. Goodwin was reported driving 3 1949 Ford and was arrested near the Osccola swimming pool, several blocks from the place where Hie accident occured. Mr. Pcndergiast said Goodwin stated ne was not aware he had hit anyone. The marshal said there were no eye witnesses to the accident. 7 he accident brought Mississippi County's traffic fatalities for the year to 15. Mr. Krause came to Osceola in ^J929 from Chaffee. Mo. He was •kvvnci ant! operator of .lake's Bar* bershop there. 1 His body is at Swift Funeral Home in Osccola. Funeml arrangements will be announced on arrival of relatives. Malaria Control Official In Missco Transferred Sam Linn, who has been assistant county supervisor for the Malm-la Control Division of the state Health Department in Mississippi County since the first of the year, has been transferred to Paragould. Mr. Linn will be supervisor for Clay and Greene Counties, While in Mississippi County. Mr. Linn worked with Supervisor \v. O. Stinnett, who wilt contimie to con- :luct the work here. Mr. Stinnett said that there had been no indication from the Health Department that fin assistant would be supplied for this county. ^Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair and continued rather cold this afternoon and tonight. Lowest temperatures 16-32 in north and 34-38 in south portion tonight. Saturday (-ilr. warmer in afternoon. Missouri forecast; Pair tonight not so cold west and north portion. Saturday fair and warmer. Low tonight. 30 southeast. High Siturday, GO .southeast. Minimum this morning—M. Maximum yesterday—57. Sunset today—4:54. Sunrise tomorrow-6:37. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—3064. Mean temperature fml-way be- Uvct-n high and low i 43. Normal mean for November—30.2. Missco Ginning to Date Runs 46,000 Bales Under Last Year Cotton ginnings In Mississippi County during the first two months of the 1049-50 harvest season are approximately 40,000 bales behind the record crop of the 1948-49 season, according to figures released today by the U. s. Agricultural census Bureau offices In Jonesboro. ' A total of 148,918 bales were re-*—- '. ported ginned in the county as of Nov. 1, the census Bureau reported, as compared with 196,885 bales re- Fulbright to Talk To Luxora Rotary Club December 1 United States Senator J. William Fulbright is scheduled to address members of the Luxora Rotary Club when it meets on Dec, 1. The announcement was innde by Luxora Rotary President John Thweatt -when the club met In the school cafeteria last night. He said that Rotary Clubs of Osceola, Joiner and Blytheville will be invited to attend the meeting. Frank Barham, president of the Student Aid Foundation .reported that the Foundation is currently sponsoring six students and will have one more in school next year Hays Sullivan gave the club's II- nancia! report. Guests at the meet- 1st. Francis ported ginned on the same date last year. According to the report, only one county of the 17 cotton-producing counties of the state covered by the Jonesbora office tins reported a gain during the first two mouths gin-' nings. That was Greene County where a total of 30.61-1 bales were ginned as of Nov. J compared with 29.484 during the same period iast year. County Clay Cleburne Craighead Crittenden Cross Independence Izarcl Jackson Lawrence Polnsctt Randolph ing included Sam Stalcsip. Gatlinburg, Tcnn., and Paber White, Os- Sharp White Woodrulf n . o -SS6 31,533 3.330 63,962 79,939 31,836 4.723 2,775 25.847 13.323 01,121 11.042 52,570 3.138 14.209 19,781 &?.* 32.935 4,631 64,783 89.931 31,110 7,032 3,968 34,588 17.2fiO 84,525 13.557 58.631 4.682 24.780 25,434 Kiwanians Gathering Books, Toys for'49 Christmas Party Toys, books, cash donations and other gifts to fill the Christmas stockings of BIytheville's underprivileged children are being sought by the Kiwanls Club as it makes plans for the annual underprivileged children's Christmas party. Freeman Robinson, chairman of the Kiwanls committee, said today that parents are being asked to check children's stocks of playthings for Hems that might be transferred to the underprivileged. Plans for the annual party have been completed, Mr. Robin- fon said, but the solicitation of gifts has already started so that toys lhat are in need of repair can be refintshed. Any type of toy or book that, might be Miitable for a gift to some needy child Is being solicited, Mr. Robinson said, provided they ran be repaired. The toys are being solicited by the Club's solicitation committee and those needing repair wil be repaired at the trades and industry shop of Blythevllle High School by Kl- wanians. The Christmas party Is held annually for the underprivileged children and is sponsored jointly by the Kiwanls Club ard the Juntor chamber of Commerce The two civic organizations *cre hosts to more than ISO needy children at last year's party and equally as many are expected to attend this year. Mr. Robinson asked that per- pM toys, bnolcs or liiat might be tised call E.H. Ford, chairman, members oi tlio soliclia- imfttee. . .--•'.-; . on the committee with :d arc Arthur S. ciodd) >,' T. p. (Doc) Dean, Jim- ndcrt, Stanley Gresley; * Hubbaid, Jr., and H. P. . The BljtheUlte H gh S r-ool au<Sl6tium -uiu b-U-onj *e le flllc to capacity this morning as teacheis from Mississippi and Criltendc Counties Tisunblea for the district Arkansas Education Associate meeting A An estimated 575 teachers, school administrators, representatives. 1 of the AEA. and -the Ai'j-ini.w Edu- cation-lieparlment were at "the opening session at 9:30 this morning when Miss Ocle Blvens, vice- president of the Arkansas Education Association and principal of the Hartford High School, pointed to .competition for public m'oney, competition for personnel, n n d more pressure on the minds of children as the greatest problems facing Arkansas educational progress. Miss Biven^ commented on the progress of the past, three years as being greater than for any 10- ycar period, but warned against any slackening of efforts. Lists Obstacles She pointed out that highway and welfare services were competing for the lion's share of public money; that whereas ii. the past the teaching profession aivi homemaking were the only two fields Drivers License Rules Tightened Applicants Must Have Old Permit or Pass Examination Oscar Alexander, state Revcnt'i Department Inspector for Nort Mississippi County, said today tha effective immediately automobil open to women, the gates in practically every profession now were open to women, thus limiting personnel; and that comic books, movies, radio and television shows were competing with the home, church and school for the major Influences on the minds of children. vliss Elvens was introduced by W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of Blytheville schools who pointed out that today's meeting was being conducted because teachers believe that the objective of education Is service to mankind, and that although it is no* the purpose of the one-day conference to develop specific .Dilutions, it Is to arouse awareness of complexities of Hie business of education. Following Miss Blvens'' brief address, Hoyt pylc, executive manager of the A.E.A outlined the program, which was to be centered about three themes (1) "The child is of primary importance; (2) The community has a part; and (31 Tho profession is a moving force." Teachers were divided Into 15 divisions for the discussions and the results of their discussions were to be evaluated at 3 p.m. by Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, elementcry school supervisor at Blythevllle. The meeting was opened by th Invocation by the Rev. W. J Pitz hugh,. rector of St. Stephen's Epis copal Church, and then the out standing guests introduced by M Nicholson. Attendance taudcd The guests and speakers Include: L. H. Autry, president of the Mississippi County Teachers Association; Miss Emma Scott, editor of the A.E.A. Journal; Miss Mildred Horion, president of the den county Educatto John' Moyes, Missis! school supervisor;- Dea side of the State De Education, division of Mitchell Johnt, pres) Blytheville Education .1*. Allrn. executive See TEACHERS on drivers' license not be issue tl to persons unless a previous yeai license or an examination from th Arkansas State Police, showing Ilia a driver's test has been passed pitscntcd. Mr. Alexander stated that crackdown on the Issuance ., drivers' licenses came on an orde from Dean R.,Morley. state revcnu commissioner who said the rc.iso for It was an attempt to eliminat Illegal purchase of driver's Itcen: by persons too young, or applfcan whose license has been revoked i suspended for traffic violations Musi Prove Loss The state directive nlso polnl( out that before a drivers' licen Is Issued to an applicant claimb that his license has been Irwt will be necessary for the appllcan to obtain a letter from the Slat Revenue Department stating tha the applicant has been issued a 1 cense for the current year and th the ordinal license has not bee revoked or suspended. In the directive, Mr. Morie pointed out that in many Inslanc the applicant's license has been r vokcs or suspended by the state d partmcnt and the license Is belli held by the court for the duration of the suspension or revocation. During that time, however, the applicant often goes to a revenue of- tlre and secures another current driver's license' and continues driving, he said. Five Killed and Four Injured In Sixth B-29 Crash in Past 15 Days; Motor Trouble Blamed Osceola Pushes Plans or Christmas Parade Osccola's second nnnual Christmas Torchlight Parade will get nderway in that city at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, the Osceola' chamber ol immercc announced yesterday. + The panicle will feature a nuin- sr of bands, Including those from -einphls State College, Arkansas tate College, Memphis Drum and ugle Corps nnd the Naval Air tntlon at Mllllngton, Temi. These bands will not bo eligible 3r competition fur the $550 which •til be'glven In prizes to high school ands. Plgeolt, Jonesboro and Blythcville re high school bands which are xpeclcd to compete In the parade, 'he Osccola High School band will e host. Six floats Imvc been entered In he parade. Deadline lor nil entries s Dec. 6. To Award Trophies Trophies will be awarded bands Jlaclng among the, top three- In omnctltlon. First place band will ecelve $200; with $100 going to ecoml place and $25 for third place. Nearly $200 in cash awards will >e given for the (luce besl floats •tr&t place will receive $100, secovu! )lace, $50, and third, $25. These llirce winners;will also receive tro- ihles. '••••. Winners-In the Negro float divl- iion will receive $25 for first plate irul $15 for second < place. Ten dollars will-be given the first place entry In the pet nnd costume division with $5 going to second place. • :•.? Mrs. C. W. Watson, president o the Osceola Progressive Chili, snlrt lier organization will B^'e prizes fo business and home decoration These prizes will be given at tin parade on Dec. 8 Forest Fires Fred StroMe Ax~Murderer Admits Killing LOS ANQELES, Nov. 18. CAP) — Muttering "i;don't deserve to live, 1 pasty-faced Fred StroWe. 60-year old • baker, braced .himself hi i county Jail cell today for swift grant jury action In the sex iliying of six rili-'gordW ' slaty toDlstnc Attorney William Simpson as a 48 hour fugitive search throughout tfii v, wov. 10. f/i 1 ) — West and Into Mexico wound up yei :ed lurloUEly today len 'ay on a stool in a'dowiitown Los >utbreak of forest A "i;elcs bar— about five blocks from : — _» . _, ------ Central Police Sltftlon. Simpson said Stroble, formally :hargetl with murder .admitted that strangled and bludgeoned the LITTLE ROOK, Nov. 18. Firefighters work f« control an outbreak of fore, fires In two sections of Arkansas. Some blazes In north central Arkansas were brought under control this morning. But 14,000 acres of rich woodland 15 miles west of Little Rock blazed without letup. Crews of state foresters and volunteers were forced to fight with hand tools because of the nigged, hilly terrain. Arkansas State Forester Fred Lang said fighters had been able to control the fire which burned over several hundred acres of llm- bcrland north of Hot Springs. The property is owned by the Dlcrks Lumber Co. Lang said that an early morn- ig dew. low temperatures and ab- sccnce of high winds had aided firefighters In their work. Assistant State Forester T. H. Martin said the fire raging along Highway 10 west of Little Hock apparently was started by careless deer hunters. Two of the blazes are In game refuges operated by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Ma.-tin said reports from stricken areas In north central and central Arkansas Indicated the situation "still is critical." He said a heavy rain is needed to wipe out the threat of ntldl- tlonal outbreaks. lljavy fireflghtlnc equipment. Including fire plows, were being rushed Into critical areas this morning. These include Sharp, Fu'ton, stone, Newton, Marlon and Sc»rcy Counties. pudgy little girl to death when she resisted hU improper advances. "I had been drinking all day- wine. I Wouldn't have done It if I hadn't been drunk," stroblo was quoted. Simpson snld the ashen, gray-haired grandpa— who liked to buy IcEds Ice cream and candy — then told of enticing Linda Into a bedroom of the home where he lived with his daughter, her husband and their two children. Driver /s Fined $35 Joe H. McDcnna! was lined S35 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving wl'ile under the Influence of liquor. N. O. Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Dec 2073 2075 2971 y^i M «r 2973 2mt 2971 2972 May . 2967 2970 2957 29*8 •'uly 2935 2930 2934 2934 Oct. . 2794 2797 2788 2790 May Phone Workers Prefer Walkout To Negotiations SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Nov. IB. (AP)—Southwestern Bell Telephone employes will strike rather than go through long wage negotiations between the company and their union. This was decided yesterday by delegates at the Communications Workers of America Southwestern Division Convention. • ' , The workers' contract with the company expires Dec. I. Negotiations are scheduled to be resumed Nov. 28. Tlie delegates pawed a resolution by a vote of 500 to 1. It Instructed the union's bargaining committee to "use very method at Its disposal Including a strike vote to bring about an Immediate and satisfactory termination of the present 1949 negotiations." The union has members In Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arlcaa-ias, Missouri, and In three Illinois counties adjacent to St. Louis. Planes Falls While iunting Another Missing in Atlantic TAMPA, FJa., Nov. 18. — ;AI>)—A B-29 crashed here •xlny while starting to join lie search lor Hie missing 3-29 off Uerrmida. Five crew-' nen were killed and four in- lured. One, of the motors developed rouble when the aircraft reached [,000-foot altitude five minutes af- er taking off from MacDill Air Force Base. Smoke poured from the •uiglne, then flames. The pilot tried to make It back :o the long rutway and was wlth- n 500 feet of safety when the Superfort plunged Into the tnud and slime of Tampa Bay. The title was out ; , . It struck 200 feet from shore. Four o(\the crewmen were thrown ilcar. Although dazed, they walked away from the scene. They suffered minor Inurles. Four were killed Instantly and one died on the way '•> * hospital. Plane SluUrrrd : The ship was shattered Into small • oils as it struck the'mud. Only a big tailpiece was recognizable. Flames burst from the wreckage. The big aircraft was stationed 'at Walker Air. Force Base, Roswel'l, N. Me*. It was on of the scores of ships coming and going'from M«c- Dill in tho Alr^Force's biggest search for. a missing aircraft. Names of the crewmen were not announced. . , - = This WM the sixth B-29 the AJr Force has lost in five disasters In 16 days.. • _ J A total of thirty-five have been listed as killed In the live crashes and 20 are missing; The waters near Bermuda were the scene of another B 28 crash Nov 3 The jhlp, crippled by engine trouble, fell Into the Atlantic .Ot**n _Ten of lt« crew died Three !r*ir";"n' lce i Da3 '' i B -" °«* ° f ™Jtrol /-fell or\ . flrnj y.^ ot ^Indianapolis All of lu n crewme* parachuted from the dliabled plan*, but two of them were killed 7' Five days later two B-29 Super- fortresses on a training flight cfiP : lldcd in the air five miles above Stockton, Calif, in this disaster IS were killed. Three parachuted to •safety. - i , Search la PreiMd HAMILTON, Bermuda, NOT. lg— W—An armada of planes aided by ships searched today In worsening weather the critical area off Bermuda where a us. Air Force B-29 crash-landed Wednesday with 20 men aboard. ; . Faint radio .signals and the sight- Ing of two red flares reported list night spurred efforts of the rescuers searching an area of about 100 miles square. 345 miles north- cast of these Islands. Officials said four planes ire now combing the pin-pointed spot where the signals originated. They said they-hoped to keep 70 plarwi on the search all day but worsening weather, which Is expected 'to remain poor until noon tomorrow, might reduce the number. T h» search area Is being extended to 400 miles north and 300 mltej eaat of Bermuda. ; Soybeans Oec Open High Low Close 22111 223K 221',i 223'1 K21i 224H 222'.'. 224'i 223->i 225',$ 223»i 225'1 223VS 224?i 222ft 224K Veep' and His Bride Head for 'Shangri-La' J Honeymoon after St. Louis Wedding Rites ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18. Wt— A romance which budded during a cruise down the Potomac River last summer culminated In this city by the Mississippi today when a comely Mid-Western widow becomes the bride of the vice-president ol the United States. The ceremony uniting 71-year- old Alben W. Barklcy and petite, brunette Jane Rucker Hadley, 33 years his junior, look place at noon (EST), 111 am. CST) In (he chapel of St. John's Metriodlst Church. , , Although the wedding has bseri one ol the niotl widely publicized of any in recent years, only members of the Immediate families of the bridal pair were Invited. They numbered thirty- four. About twice as many press and radio representatives were on hand. Methodist Bishop Ivan Lee Holt was the officiating minister, assisted by the H«v. Albca Oodbold, pastor of the church. The simple ceremony called for the single-ring service with the word "obey" omitted from the bride's vow. Both bride and bride-groom are Methodists. The chapel was decorated with evergreens and the organ had been specially tuned in preparation for the big evant. The church Is a beautiful structure In the western part of the city. David M. Barklcy of Paducah, Ky., Barklcy's son by a previous marriage, was best man, and the only attendant. Mrs. Hadley chose her brother, WH- Ham W. Hucker of West Palm Beach, Fla, to give her away. Immediately following the ceremony, an Informal family luncheon -was held at the home of Mrs. T. M. Sayman, friend of Mrs. Hadley, on Ltndcll boule- S«« VEEP on fife t Cotton Council Estimates Insect Damage to State' Crop at $9 J,660,000 MEMPHIS, Tcnn., Nov. 58. (if)— The National cotton Council estimates Insects cost Arkansas cotton farmers $91,660,000 this year. The council yesterday said preliminary estimates indicates that Insects this yenr did the worst damage of the nation's cotton crop In 22 years. It fixed the national loss nt 2,811,000 bales of about $410,100,000. 1t\e estimated J91.660.0CO Insect damage to the Arkansas cotton crop Is exceeded only by the $106.510,000 damage In Mississippi. New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 »C 2979 2882 2975 2975 M «r. 2977 2979 2915 297S May 2972 2915 2970 2912 July 2942 2915 2940 2946 Oct. 2802 2805 2795 2797 New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: Amcr Tobacco ....','. 73 At aconda Copper 283-8 Beth Steel 301-8 Chrysler .' 59 7 .g Coca cola ' jet Gen Electric , 40 1-4 Gen Motors 663-4 Montgomery Ward 52 N V Central 101-4 Int Haivestei 27 5-8 National Distillers 21 1-2 Republic Steel 22 l-s Hadlo 12 8 _g Socony Vacuum n Studebaker 41 3-g Standard of N J 691-4 Texas Corp 62 3-8 •J O Fenney 53-l-s U S Steel 25 i. SCSM ..,,,, 42 1-4 Southern Pacific ....... 47

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