The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1950 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 9, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS T NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AN» SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Mississippi Valley Leader BlylhevUle Herald BLYT1IEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNIS 9, 1950 VOL. XLVI—NO. 67 Blythevilk Courier Blytheville Dally New FOURTEEN PACKS YOUNG FINALISTS TO VIK KOH TITLES-Tllcse are the five boys and live girls who will compete here tonight for the titles of "Mr. Jaycec President of 197Q" and "Junior Miss Blythcville." Chosen «s finalists at the opening of the 1950 Beauty Pageant last night, they Kay Ellis. Beauty Pageant Opens Here; Wilson Girl Is Miss S. Missco —Courier News IMiolo .left to right) William Buba Kays. Mike U; , CJ , Ncll ScuU „ onna Frances Adams, Hadley Hays, jr.. Caroie Kay Roach Tommy SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Truman Says U.S. to Continue Fight of Soviet Imperialism' llv KUNKST H. VACCAHO COLUMBIA, Mo., Juno i). (AI')—President Ti-umitn lolcl ;i soaking wet crawl in the University of Missouri Tool- ball stadium that the United Stales will continue to use its resources to withstand the inarch ol Soviol "imperialism" Speaking from a yellow canopy-* . ! ' covered stand to upwards of 16,000 Missomians sitting in the water- covered stands, he declared: 'The over-whelming choice of the American people was and is against the dangerous futility of isolationism and for full cooperation with other nations toward peace and freedom." Crowd Slays In Itiiin Heads covered by umbrellas, news papers and commencement Children's Event Finalists Named; To Pick 'Miss BlytheYille' Tonight The first act in Blylheville's two-part 1950 Beauty Pageant was run off at Haley Field last night and a total of 10 Ihree-lo- six-year-olds emerged as finalists in the competition for titles a s "Junior Jliss Blytheville" and "Mr. Jaycee President of 1976." Sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the opening round of the Beauty Pageant last night also included a "preview" of the "Miss Blytheville" contest to be held tonight at Haley Field beginning at 7:30. Winners of the "Junior Miss* Blytheville" and "Mr. Jaycee Presi- "Mi dent of 1976" titles also will be selected tonight from the five'final Jsts In each division. i t £^^^^^J[S»^ r V;> l >«T^£lJyT?-?f%i^Mi>* Carole Kay Roach. 4. daughter of Mr.; and Mrs. J. c. .Roach,- 1309 Holly, who was sponsored by 'Arkansas Grocer" Co. • ' Donna Prances Adams, 3, daugh^ tcr of- Mr. and Mrs. niley Adams 408 East Kentucky, sponsored by Barney's Drug Store. Linda Lee fllankenship, 3. daughter of Mrs. Erlene Blankeiiship, 708 Clark, sponsored by .Hubbard and Son Furniture, Inc. Marrietta Graves, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.-~- Graves, 1009 West Ash, sponsored by Lion Oil Co Karen Kay Ellis, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ellis, 921 South Lilly, sponsored by Woods Drug Store. Swk Boys' Title These five boys are the finalists who will compete tonight for the title of "Mr. Jaycee President of 1976:" Hadley Hays, Jr., 5, son of Mr and Mrs. Hadley Hays, Sr., 1116 Hearn, who'was sponsored by Godwin's Sporting Goods Store. Tommy Ray Wallers. 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Walters, 2IOS Edwards, sponsored by Blytheville Motor Co. Neil Scott Harper, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Harper. 1218 Holly sponsored by Charles S. Lemons Furniture, Inc. William (Bubal Hays. 4. son of Mr. and Mrs. Hadley Hays Sr sponsored by Seven-Up Bottling Co Mike Uttey, 3, son of Dr. and Mrs F. E. Utlcy, 119 North Lockard sponsored by si Implement Co. 18 Compete A total of 31 girls and n boys competed in |ast night's first-round judging. The field will be pared to three—winner and two runner-ups -in the finals tonight in both rfi- Sce IU.YTIIEVIU.K on Page 6 U.S. Navy Plane The coast Guard scene of the crash i •Miss Peggy Brinklcy, 18-Year-Old Brunette, Wins Osceola Contest By CLAUDE E. SI'AHKS (Courier News Staff Wrilcr) OSCEOLA, June 9.—Miss Peggy Rrink- ley, 18-year-old Wilson brunette, wsts crowned Miss South Mississippi County of 1950" last night after she finished ahead of 14 other candidates in Osceola's fifth annual beauty pageant lieki at Hale Field As "Miss South Mississippi County." she will represent both Osceola and South Mississippi County in the "Miss Arkansas" contest at Helena June 28-29. -•. Mls * Brinklcy was chosen from five 'duelists on the basis of beauty poise, personality and talent. In the talent portion of the beauty pae- ;eant, Miss Brinklcy sang and played ,th|.p,lano. s sponsored by Tim Boulcs f J_ T^y were Tom Bald ridge of pictures Bcimie Blttestein en tei liniment promoter, ind Miss Glacivs D\p M| SS Memphis of 1913. All are from Memphis. Crowned by Miss Memphis The four other finalist.s were Wan. da Pope, of Osceola, first alternate sponsored by Mississippi Couuly Bank; Roberta Bradshaw, of Joiner, second alternate, sponsored by C[-B. wood Motor Co.: Wanda Wood, of Osceola, first ,nn!d sponsored by Nathan Weinberg, nnd Patsy Miller, of Osceola, second maul, sponsored by Missco. Miss Brinklcy was crowned by Miss Greta Graham. "Miss Memphis of loao." Program music was furnished by Jack Staitlcup and his orchestra as the 15 beauty candidates paraded before lh e Judges and audience lo display their talents. All entrants Coast Guard Sends Cutters to Search For Crew of Three -':'•.'••,•?&&.• WASHINGTON. June 9. (a; -The Navy said today that a "Navy PBM plane carrying a crew or three was reported down at sea off the Atlantic coast. •TWo ; Coast Guard cutters were dispatched : from Norfolk, Va ' to search an area about 75 miles east or Cape Henry, va. The Navy said three other PBMs flying with the craft before the crash were aiding in the search and that other planes had been sent to the area from Elizabeth Scene Ixwatert located the -t 37 degrees 1J minutes north and 74 degrees 30 minutes west. At Baltimore, municipal radio station WMH said H said picked up a Coast Guard broadcast reporting the plane down about 75 miles enst of Oape Henry. The station said the Coast Guard at Norfolk, V.a, asked ships in that area to "keep a sharp lookout for survivors." "Victory" [i Closes! WMH said the S.S. Ames Victory. 17 miles east of the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, appeared to be the closest ship to the scene. The operator said the Ames victory was a 12-knot ship, which at top speed would put it in the area of the reported crash in about six hours. The stations said it had no details on the reported crash itielf. wore bathing suits. Two of the young ladies startled the crowd by falling off lhe foliage- decorated stage when they were blinded by the footlights. Neither was injured. Miss Brinkley is [he daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Roy Brinkloy. of Dyess, and is a graduate of Wilson High School, class of 1949. She currently is employed by the Delta Products Company of Wilson. Itcceivc Orchids At the beginning of the program, Ralph Wilson, president and general chairman of the Osceola Junior Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the beauty pageant, presented an orchid to Miss Gladys Dye, "Miss Memphis of 1949," and Billy Nicholson, state Jaycee president presented one to Miss Greta Grahnm Miss Memphis of 1950." U. Gov. Nathan Gordon was among the many persons attending •Sec OSCKO1.A on Page 6 MISS SOUTH MISSISSIPPI COUNTY-Mw Peggy Brinklcy ,8 of Wilson wears the crown as "Miss South Mississippi County of ,950' after winning the title over 14 other entrant. ,„ Osceola's Beauty Pa- gcanl last night. profii-itnis the crowd, for the most part, remained In the seats throughout the President's address, despite tile steadily increasing ruin, the rumble of Ihmuter and tile flashc- of lightning. Hut they broke for cover when he concluded. Valiantly carrying on, Unh-crsitv President Frederick A. Mlddlebush cut short the program for the graduating class, awarding muss degrees. «-* With the stands virtually empty, the awarding; of honorary degrees continued within the covered stands In Jesse I lull Mr. Truman got his later in the lobby of Jesse Hall. He told a crowd there: "I have only one ambition—to attain peace in the world—a lasting peace for the welfare -f the whole world and all the people h; the world." He said It was one of n series of speeches on foreign policy and added: "We have but one foreign policy —support' of the United Nations." In a world "full of dangers." he declined, the United states must continue Its contributions to tree nations lest "the Communists move in." "Vital N.idtuml tnfcrcsl" He made It clear In an address prepared for graduation exercises of the University of Missouri that he Is convinced "our vital national interest in a healthy world economy" will not'end when Marshall Plan aid- slops in 1!)52. "You hear/a lot of talk these days to the effect lliiil the world Is ful of riiiiiRcrs: and' that our clvill/atlon Is heading straight for disaster' lhe Persidcnt asserted. "Of course, the world Is lull of dangers—the world has always been lull of dangers, for people in every country nnd at every gicriod of Ins- lory." "Disaster Xot Inevitable" But in spite of these dangers, he said, "our civilization need not wind up in disaster." "It can go on lo t;rcatcr heights Those who arc frightened and dismayed do not have fr.lth that men will use scientific advances for good ends. They sec only the dangers in lhe woi-UM-not the opportunities." Mr. Truman's speech was parl nf program Including his being awarded an honorary doclor of laws degree and a membership key in Phi Beta Knppa. lhe scholarship society. llclurn In St. l.ouls He was to return to St. I/nils this afternoon for a reunion of the :i5th Division In which he served In the first World War. The President's speech added up to an implied warning to Russia that the emotions slirrcd up In this country by foreign policy debates do not indicate weakness In a democracy, lie explained: "The democratic process Is not always easy. It Involves us in great public debates. Emotions are aroused and feelings run high. "But when the shouting Is ended and the decision is taken the resulting choice rests on the solid foundation of lhe common wisdom of the people. Excessive Powers for Cities Seen Under 'Home Rule' Plan "Home Rule—a catchy title, it sounds good. Sounds democratic, but 1 invite your attention to this proposed amendment which is designed to grant wide powers to municipal governing bodies." Blytheville City Councilman Jim- mtc Sanders was the speaker yesterday when he appeared bcfore'the Blytheville Rotary Club. Mr. Sanders pointed out that the amendment is sponsored by the Arkansas Municipal League and "I Uke no issue with the League on the many good causes it may spon- "Btil I believe this amendment Is worlhy of more serious consider*l"mg ,'"" Pe " P " : °' Ark "»" Objections MMed He then listed "a f cw of ,, )e „,„„ serious objections to the proposed Home Rule Amendment." The amendment, he said, "would five clly'governments the power to; "U. Adopt charters providing for power to levy city income lax. 2). Set up trade barriers between cities by levying huge occupation taxes on businesses located in one city transacting business in others. This Is impossible under present law. Fiseil Salaries "3i. Fix the salaries of city officials at any sum desired by the council which could also raise or lower salaries of city officials during the term for which they were elected. '<). Issue bonds for a multiplicity of purposes (not now allowed) and assess a-s much as an additional 15 mill tax to retire such bonds. "51. Change the lime and manner of holding municipal elections "O. Prohibit the right of trial by jury for violation of municipal ordinances. . '71. Pay city officers on a fee basis—prohibited now in cities' of first class. Sale of Intoxicants "81. Allow the sale of Intoxicants in cities within counties which have voted dry." Mr. Sanders pointed out that these powers "would have to be granted by the charter which each city would adopt" under the amendment "The charter," he said, "can be drafted in such loose and general language as to allow all these powers and many, more, wilhout expressly setting them out In such a manner as to make the voter cognizant of Ihe fact." Joncshoro's Vole Jonesboro's City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to op- Pose the proposed amendment. Mr. Sanders was inlrodticed bv Rotarian James Roy. GiiCKt-s at yesterday's meeting included w. C. Slovall, Norfolk, Va- T. J. stovall, Winchester Tenn' : ;°i?" w - Lewis, St. Louis; Bobby Wilbourn, El Paso, Tex.; Harry Cowan. Kansas Cily, Mo.; and c. McCarthy Asks Firing of Official- • m UN Cooperation Called ' a *" ~'"^~ Nation's Foreign Policy Senator Again Blasts llv HUNIiST H. VACCAHO P| / * f A I Policies of Acheson MILWAUKEE, June n. <yi',-Senator McCarthy (R-wis) loosed a bitter new blast at Secretary of state Dcun Acheson today and demanded aijaln that Acheron be fired Immediately. Referring to him as "the Red dean of fashion." McCarthy de clared that Achcson hnd "worked on the team of world strategy to create n Red China and a Red Po- Innd" niul "should be removed from the high command of our foreign l>olicy at once." AlcG-artliy spoke out in ii speech prepared as lite keynote address of HID Wisconsin Republican state diaries G. Wecdman C. G. Weedman Dies Suddenly At Home Here Charles G. Wcedmnn. 80, pioneer resident of Dlytheville died suddenly at his home on Lake Street a 7: IS this morning. Mr. Weedmnn was born In Rono rnd.. Feb. 2, 1881. He married the former Miss Martha Lanninn Apalona. Ind.. August 5, 1888. They had nine children. Mr. Wccdinan came to Blylhc- ville In 1010 where he was employee as sinner for the ok! Stcrnbcrg gins He rctlrccf In 10.70. He was an active member of the First Chrlstla Church. Survivors include his wile- two [laughters. Mrs. Alvin A. Brown of Stralhmorc. Calif., and Mrs H E I,nSliot of Blytheville; three sons Floyd Wccdman of Chaffcc. Mo. George Weedman of cold Water Mich., and Harry Wccdvinn <,(' Blylhevlllc; two sisters. Mrs. John n.wles of Dvcrsburg, Term., and Mrs, Mary Davidson of Magnet Ind.; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren Pallbearers will be C. A. Tant, J. C. Ellis. A. L. Mason. Boycc Moore D. Simmons and Rain Dunawjvy Cobb Funeral Home will lie in charge. Funeral arrangements arc not expected to be completed until tonight. Bids Are Invited For Post Office Repair Bids for miscellaneous repairs ind exterior painting of tile Bly- tvllichc Post Office will b« accepted until 3 p.m. June 22. it was announced today by rostniisUM Unas Stcvcn.s. Bid forms may be obtained from Postmaster Stevens. New July Oct. Dec. . Mnr. May OSrmi « t —Courier News I'liolo . t.i.O ,A 1-f NAUSTS-Namcd alternates and maids in the Osceola Beauty Pogeant last night were four girt standing on eKner side of Miss Pe Bgy Brlnkiey (center, who was crowed "Miss South ML,ppl County.-ft'hey are ,)ef( to riftM Wanda Pope of Osccolo, first alternate; Wanrt a Wood of Osccola maid; Patsy Miller K t Osceo.a. second maid; ^nd Roberta Bradsllaw of Joiner, second alternate Onen Hish lyiw c' 3340 3.165 33X MBS M19 .M15 3310 :»45 31C« 313fl XMX 3337 33IJ8 33-10 W,r, :«40 3301 3334 32D3 3M2 N. O. Cotton J«iy . Oct. . Dec. . Mar. . May . Open Hish Low 3355 3315 3351 3375 3325 3350 3323 2350 3312 3347 3312 3343 3315 3345 MI4 3311 3303 3338 3303 3338 New York Stocks Clo.Mne Quotations' AT&T Amcr Tobacco ....' Anaconda Copper TiiHh Slccl Chrysler '.'.'.'.'. Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors ..'. ,'.. Montgomery \Vflrd N Y Central ',',', tnt Harvester ,..;..! .J C Penney ........ Republic Steel ' Radio Socony Vacuum Si.udcbaker Standard of N J ..„ 100 !• 67 3 32 5. 38 7. 77 1 153 50 t. 9fi 759 14 I- 28 5 58 335 I- 21 320.1- 35 73 convention. Acheson. he said, is at the forc- tront of what he called the Truman administration's policy of "war-mongcrtng; abroad while It permits the enemy within our eatej to operate with impunity." With A Harvard Accent 'You can condemn Communism m general terms," the Wisconsin senator declared, "In the Achcson miiniier with a large handkerchief iV S !™, B 'T C aml " 1I:1 "'ard accent! if you please. ., ling Poland's business in rS.^ thM "" „ Million lo R«|,i -uf "-^ - ' and t .nB set up in Po . (and, McCarthy said. it was Mr. Acheson who placed inllcts to keep a Christian ooeuli tlon under Soviet .lisclpl^e.^t was Mr. Achcson who helped put unt- ' I'elcncc or traitorous acts or ^ combination of both - p a ' n wit h Moscow the Communistic enshvo •ncni, of the world " ons'-«ve Dr. John Q. Elliott Appointed State PoJfce Surgeon r '^ JOh u Q ' Klliott °f Blythe- sut, h " s , rbeen appointed Arkansas State Police surgeon for the state's irst Congressional District, T F S ??""• " " icmber °f the Stat.' Io ' lcc Commission stated today. StM n ' W '" W ° rk wllh tlle State Police on accidents or other ™ scs ,. rc 'l l ; lrl ''B CI »"gcncy medical attention In this district, Mr. Duan Late Bulletin— WASHINGTON. June 9. Mv- A Brooklyn sr;ln ,| j, Jry , OI , |p _ dieted Harry Gold, I'hiln.Irlpliia tliriinst, ., m , , wo mii ,l c nllf|cd persons on charges of Moill _, y . I«K against the United Slates. Soybeans CHICAGO. J lmc 9. Mv Soybean Quotations: H'sh Low 7 .......... 318',; 313-i " ov .......... 223 , Jan .......... 223 Mnr .......... 224 close 318-17 22111 222'i 222'.'. 223'; 224 224-1 Weather rtaiMMs forcrast: Partly cloudy uftcrnoon. tonight ,,uo Satur- SHOWERS •lay. with a few afternoon thuivlcr- •jhowcrs. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy cast and south this afternoon and tonight; with showers or thunderstorms southeast tonight and early Saturday morning; Saturday generally fair and cooler: ex.-ept partly cloudy southeast; low tonight 70 --outheast; high Saturday 75-TO Minimum thus morning—72 Maximum yesterday—80. Sunset today—7:12. Sunrise tomorrow—4:48. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a M, today—none. Total since Jan. I—31.40. Mean tenpcrature (midway between high nnd low)—81. Normal mean for June—78 This Datr Last Year Minimum this morning—$7. Maximum yesterday—92. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this <iat* —28.42.

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