The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 12, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 12, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI— NO. 69 Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Hernld THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY,.JUNK 12, 1950 FOURTEEN PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Businessmen Become Optimistic Over Year's Bull Market, Boom —Courier News Fhoto COTTON FOR CHICAGO—Over 1,000 miniature cotton bales will be loosed on the national Junior Chamber of Commerce convention in Chicago this week when the Blytheville delegation arrives. Shown above inspecting the tiny bales arc Sanford Shellon Cleft), National Cotton Picking Contest- chairman, and Rouse Harp, who will be n member of the Blytheville group at will also be distributed by the Blytheville Jaycees. Chicago. Several hundred cotton corsages By SAM DAH'SON NEW YORK, June 12. (AP) — How firm a foundation supports the business boom and (he year- old bull market In industrial stocks is a mater of debate. nut today we Ilnd a number of leaders going on the recurd as to the prosiwct'; for their specific industries in the weeks and months ahead. Mast of them are outright optimistic. Some of the nnnclude tiic word caution. There are interesting guesses as to what to expect in apparel, shoes, furniture, autos, newsprint, oil. steel, copper and factory construction. Also some government business statistics oul today shed Sight on what's making these Industries tick. Oil Production to .lump Oil production (n Texas should jump 100,000 barrels a day next month—this Is the estimate of the industry's needs by Ernest O. Thompson of the Texas Railroad Commission which turns the oil well valves on and off in that stare. Thompson has been looking at tho rush of ears off the Detroit assembly lines, at'the new diescls. at the smoke of Eastern factories powered by heavy oil. Auto producers say thi.s week ill show a new record in the output of cars and trucks. Charle.s E Wilson. General Motors president says the year's output for the industry will go well over seven million units and he thinks 'the shortage of cars now is worse than it was last year or the year before." Steelmen say that delivery quotas may huve to be cut in July and August because or the carryovers of unfilled orders. Even with the mills going at more than rated capacity the orders are piling up. Some mills now feel they'll be unable to work through this carryover this summer and must cut down on quotas of steel deliveries lo customers. J-'urnitvre Business Up "The second quarter of l!)50 promises to be the best quarter the wood household furniture industry iias ever enjoyed," says Fi'.inli E. Sehlmnn of the Industry's account- Ing firm, Seidman & Seidman. Further, he predicts that first, half year output will he 'within inches" of the record in 1948. The home building boom e c 's the credit. And even n laggard Joins the parade. The women's anpurcl and accessory trade, unhappy most of the year because retail sale.s have uecn slow, now reports merchants doing belter in some parts of the nation nnd store buyers writing orders at the fall market openings of apparel and allied lines. In shoes, the talk is about rising leather prices and the difficulty in holding shoe prices down as output yrou'S. Producers say thej are caught in a price squeeze—tanners raising the price cf leather and customers balking at piiying higher prices for shoes. Production has been on the upgrade. Shoe facloric:, expect June and July output to to| last year's. They have been running ahead so far this year. Copper users report that the government is again putting on pies- ,urc to get more of the metal for .tockpiling. They say this, alone vilh the high industrial demand, will keep copper in short supply in he months ahead. Assure Newsprint Supply The boom has lifted advertising volume and some pnb- ishcrs are worrying about the danger of a newsprint .shortage again. ilut a .sijokcviman for the ncw.sprinl association of Canada says his mills can keep up wtih demand due to increased capacity. Engineering contraction contracts have reached a. new peacetime high So the Commerce Department, ant! the Securities and Exchange Commission are revising upward their estimate of how much bitstne&iiner will spiMid on new plants and equipment lliis year. The Commerce Department nLso reports consumer income hit annual rate of $212.8 billion in April reassuring to merchants. And the Labor Department reports unern ploymcnt continuing to drop mod erately. Looking at the whole; picture, (lie Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reports: "Business barometers now point to a very high If not a record level of activity." Yugoslavia Pleads For Red China in UN As Boycott Goes On By MAX HAKRKLSON* LAKE SUCCESS, June 12. (/P)—In Ihe absence of Russia and other Comtnform countries, Yugoslavia Irlcd unsuccessfully today lo get communist China invited lo the United Nations conference on technical • + assistance to backward ureas. Stanley Woodward Swears Self in as Canada Ambassador WASHINGTON, June 12. (/I 1 )— Stanley Woodward swore himself in today as the new ambassador to Canada. The former chief protocol had administered the oath of ttfice so often to others that he had it letter perfect and recited it without a bobble at a State'Depart- ment ceremony. He didn't have Lo give the oath to himself, but he apparently thought It would -save time and trouble if be did. lie placed his hand on the Bible, began "I, Stanley Woodward. . ." and went on through the oath. Missco Tops State Output of Soybeans Mississippi County again led Ihe stale in soybean production last year with a total production of 1,348.900 bushels, according,to figures Hpf the Stale and-Federal Crop, i-resn pairois SenffoEnka Police to Check Return of Workers At Rayon Plant MORRISTOWN. Tenn.. .June 12. (fPi —Fresh highway patrol reinforcements were sent to strife-torn Morrlstown early today to police the return of lion - striking workers of tcr the weekend to the American' Enka Corp. .raynn plant. -At Nashville, patrol headquarters said 22 patrolmen were ordered here, bringing the force to about SO. New violence occurred yesterday. Sheriff Robert Medlin reported dynamite was exploded in front ol the homes of two non-strikers but no one u'as hurt.. No incidents have been reported since the dynamiting. Stones and Clubs Early Saturday, the sheriff said, n mob of "15 to 100" threw stones and swung clubs in an attack on several carloads of non-strikers leaving the plant. Thirty state patrolmen were ordered in from . Kingsport. Patrol Sgt. Gilbert said this crew wa.s reduced to 11 over the weekend, but |h that the remainder of the 30 '.vas P en route, early today, besides the reinforcements coming from Nashville and cookcvillc. Browning Declines Comment Gov. Gordon Browning declined comment at Nashville on whether he will return the National Guard here. The last of the guard foire of 300 ordered lo the secene M.,y 29 was withdrawn Friday. 1MB crop which produced 1130000 bushels. There was also an increase in acreage last year with farmers of the county planting 57,400 acres to soybeans last year compared with 54.800 in 1948. Mississippi County also led the state in yield per acre. Prom the 67,400 acres planted in soybeans county farmers harvested an acreage of 23.5 bushels per acre, a decrease of .8 of a bushel'from the 1048 average of 24.3 bushels. Sliorl of '46 Record The county's tbunl production of 1S149 was! far short of its record rop of 2.161,000 bushels In 1916. The total production for the state ist year was 5.820.000 bushels and ield. per acre was 20 bushels'. The 10 leading counties were: Yield Total per Produc- Acrcs Acre 57.400 '2.1.5 24,100 2C.400 18.100 16.200 14.500 16.400 10,500 8,500 7,200 County lisstssippi :lay \rkansas . 2raighead recne . 2rittenden Poinsett , ackson . Randolph 'hillips . Weather Arkansas forcrasl: Partly cloud} this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday •with widely scattered afternoon anc evening thundcrshowers in west por- CLOUDY tion. Not much change in temper itlurc. Missouri forecast: Partly cloud: southeast, partly cloudy to cloud; west and north; warmer cast anc south central tonight; low tonigh G5-70; high Tuesday 85-88. Minimum this morning—75. Maximum yesterday—91. Minimum Sunday morning—65. Maximum Saturday—89. Sunset today—7:13. Sunrise tomorrow—4:46. Precipilation 48 hours lo 7 a.r today—none. Total since Jan. 1—31.61. f Mean temperature (midway be • twccn high and low--83. This Dale I,aM Year Minimum this morning—70. Maximum yesterday—82. r•• "'uitatitin Jan. 1 to thin dat 19.6 18.0 20.6 20.6 21.0 20.1 18.3 20.4 19.0 tion 1.348.900 484.100 475,200 372,000 333.100 304.500 329.600 192.200 Senate Refuses To'Kill'Rent Bill 44-25 Vote Halts Move to Shelve ' .Control Measure WASHINGTON. June '12. (/P|— The Senate refused today to shelve fclie rent control bill. The vote was 44 to 25. The vote regarded as a general test of Senate sentiment toward the question of continuing federal rent controls, now due to expire June 30. "' Hub some of those who voted against putting the bill aside had announced they would vote against the bill on the question of final passage. Wherry's Attempt The attempt to shelve the bill was made by Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the Republican floor leader. Early last Saturday morning, at the end of a turbulent 17-hour Senate session, he moved to send the bill back to the banking committee. Such action often means killing a measure. By agreement, a vote on Wherry's motion was put off until today. For administration leaders, the big question now. is when they can get a vote on final passage. Filibuster Conducted Senator Cain (R - Wash) conducted a 12-hour filibuster against 173.400 the measure last week. 130,800 New York Stocks Closing Quotations: \ T & T .. \rner Tobacco \Nnconctrt Copper .... Beth Slcel Chrysler Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... Y Ccntrnl Int Harvester C Penney 101 1-2 GS 1-4 32 3-4 39 SO 153 50 1-2 98 7-8 5!) 14 2!) 3-4 58 3-4 Republic Steel 35 1-8 Radio 21 3-8 Before Hie' vote, Cain told a reporter that the outcome of it would determine his future phin.s. Cain said he \votild nse "every legitimate means" he could to beat the bill and end rent controls. No Democrat voted for tile Wherry motion to recommit. Five Repub licans — Donncll (Mo>. Hendrick son (NJ). Langer <ND), Milikin (Colol and SaKonstnll (Mass) voted against the move along with 30 Democrats. One of the Republican leaders who has been aiding Cain ns;reert with Lucas, but added that this Sec HKST on Pa^c II Socony Vacwim . Stlldcbakcr Standard of N J Sears Packard U S Steel Southern Pacific 20 1-2 3! 5-8 10 3-4 48 1-8 3 7-8 3fi 7-8 56 5-8 Sharecroppers Win Co-Op Suit Supreme Court* Rules Farmers Entitled to Share Gin Dividends LITTLE ROCK, June 12 (AP)^ The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled today that H. Birmingham and five other Mississippi County share. croppers were entitled-to''share' in dividends paid' by a co-operative cotton gin. Tiie sharecroppers brought suit against their landlord, R. L. Houck. in an attempt to recover one-half the money he received from the Planters Co-pperative Gin. The gin operates on a non-profit basis. Earnings at the end of the cotton seaso nare divided among its customers on a percentage bn.sLs according to the number of bales of cotton the customer has processed by the gin. Birmingham and his companions contended they had an agreement with Honek to plant, cultivate and gather the cotton on Houck's land for one-half the proceeds of the crop. The cotton was taken lo the cooperative, gin for processing and the sharecroppers were charged S1.50 a bale of cotton taken to the gin in 19W and $2.00 a bale in 1047. They filed litigation to collect one-half the patronage payment made by the gin. The lower court agreed with them and ordered Houck to make the payment and the supreme court upheld that action today. Shortly after the worldwide meet- UK opened, Yugoslav delegate MI1- Jenko Fillpovlo raised the point :hat the Chinese Communists were not represented and formerly moved that they be given i bid. Hi» proposal was rejected, 26 to 8, with 13 countries abstaining. Russia and eight other Communist countries notified the U.N. over the weekend that they Intended to boycott the conference because of the Chinese reprsenta- tlon Issue. In addition to Russia, the following countries Look part in the boycott: White Russia, Soviet Ukraine, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. Koreans Questioned Yugoslavia also questioned the right of Korea to be represented • by a delegate of the South Korean government, since Northern Korea Is ruled by a different regime. The issue was referred to the credentials committee. Herman Santa Crun ol Chile was elected chairman of the three-day neellng, called by the General Assembly to create art International kind for expanded technical assistance. The Russians previously hod either boycotted or withdrawn from 29 J.N. organs since Jan. 10 In pro:est against continued participa- .ion or the Chinese Nationalists. They want the Chinese Comrmmislj to sit In the u. N. New Significance The continuing Soviet walkout- boycott campaign has taken on added significance since the recent talks between U.N. Secretary- General Trygve Lie and Prime Minister Stalin. It shows that Stalin Intends to ignore Lie's opposition to the walkout tactics of the Soviet Union. II also ii significant that polnl 6 of Lie's 10-point peace program calls for universal participation In the U. N.'s technical .assistance efforts. Soviet refusal to , take part, thus, would "be a direct' slap : »t Lle.'s 'program;.'" : """"•• ''*>. ""'•• "" ' - Seyentytsev'en nations\ ( were:jnylt- . ed/to" attend the Ihrrt-day technical as" Istance conference. These included the 50 members of the U. f N. 'and 18 other countries that are members of one or more of tho See YUGOSLAVIA on Page 14 Sparks Cause Fire Sparks from a chimney \vcre the cause of a fire this morning which resulted in slight roof damage to the home or Jim Odom. Negro, at 110 East Cleveland Street. Committee for Bicycle Safety Day Here to Map Final Plans Tomorrow Store, and the Biythe The committee for the Blytheville Bicycle Safety Day will meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow In the Chamber of Commerce office In the City Hall, Worth D. Holder announced. The Blylhevillc Bicycle Safety Day is sponsored by the Blytheville 'Y'. Merchants Division of the Chamber of Commerce, Bicycle Institute of America, KLCN and the Courier News to encourage safely on a bicycle. Safely nay Is Friday and nil who have not filled out entry blanks should do so immediately. Mr. Holder said. Entry blanks are available at Montgomery Ward. Goodyear Service Store, Jim Brown Store, Hubbard Hardware. Western Auto Store, Home Economy Store. Southern Auto Store, chism HiVe -Shop. B. F. Qoodrlch, Planter* Hardware, Firestone ville Y. A bicycle parade will officially open Bicycle Day at 9 a.m. Fridaj morning. The parade forms at Sixth and Main. First prize for Ihe parade will be a bicycle. Other prt-.idc pri7cs include a glove and ball head light set. and a set of 26 inch white side nail tires, and theater passes. Races will be held at Walker Park, starting at 10. There will be speed racing, plank riding, cycle gliding and stunt riding. There will be two trophies given for firsl and second place grand prize winners. Other prizes Include cash awards, medals, theatre passes, si ren, horn, lire bell, T shirts, fender flaps, goose horn, hub light, twin saddle !>,TKS. speedometer, mud flap.* and flag set. Coast Guard Quits Search For 4 Bodies CHICAGd, June 12 tat — The : oast Guard has abandoned search for the bodies of four persons who Tpparently drowned in boating accidents in wind swept Lake Michigan Saturday. Miss Adella Vicrbello, 35, an em- ploye of the Army quartermaster depot, was pitched off the forward deck of a small cabin sailboat when gust of wind tipped the craft. A passenger threw her a buoyan cushion but she disappeared. The other victims of anolhe mishap were believed to be Mis. Toby Baker, 20. Chicago, Pete Tcuschcr. 24. and his brother. Erie 28. University of Chicago student from Montreal, Que. Occupants of another boat sa the overturned dinghy and said girl was clinging to the craft, ap parcnlly exhaTisted. When asked 1 others were with her, she raise an arm and pointed downward. 'Hi girl sank before aid could reach her Ciast Guardsmen abandonc search yesterday, saying the job wa hopclc-ss because of the urea whlcV must be covered. N. O. Cotton July Oct. , Dee. Mar. M»y Open High Low Clos . 3358 3348 .»« 334« . 3332 3335 3310 331 . 3320 3332 3305 33ft . 3.112 3333 3310 MO 1 . 3310 3330 1302 330 m —(Toirrlrr News 1'Iinlns THE OLE SWIM Ml N'« LIOM-: —Hickory limbs went begging at Walker Park this morning as the first In a series of swimming lessons began with the three youngsters above (top photo) Ihc first to receive instruction. From left lo right they arc Billy Walker, regular lifeguard at tho pool; Benny Harpole, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Ben Harpole; Kmily Huffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Alvin Huffman, Jr.; Dobby Dean, instructor; Joe U Burns, snn of Mr. and Mrs. Je.ssc Leon Burns; and Mrs, A. B. (Rockic) Smith, Instructor. In the lower photo, most of the 190 registrants gather around the pr>ol lo await detailed Instruction. Swimming Lessons for 230 Youngsters Begin at Park Chis-se.s for the annual swimming i;ourses spon.sorcd by the Chic*Ka- s;uvba District Chapter ol -the American Red Cross and the Chicfc- .(.saw Athletic Club, got underway rhl.s morning at Walker Park at 9:30 with apioxlmatcly 1!)0 beginners receiving instructions. Enrollment was boosted U 1 230 students when 80 boys and ytris registered at tht pool this morning lor the course. The .schedule for the drus.^ f-s bflglnncrA at 9:30 and other classes including intermediates, swimmer.* junior and senior life saving, 10:30. These classes meet even morning Monday through Friday. Children not following instructions will be taken out of Ihe poo not for punishment, but for prc cautionary measures, Mrs. Hug! WhitsUl, water safety chairmen 5? id. Mr.s, WhitsUL said parenUs ma watch the lessons. New York Cotton Open High Low Close July 3380 3382 33Cfi 3375 Oct. 3330 3314 3318 3318 Dec 3325 3341 33:6 332,1 Mar 3321 3341 333!! 3322 May 3312 3330 3308 3314 Unofficial Figures Show Population Increases for \ Caruthersvillc, Kcnnctt A misinterpreted Associated Pre-<s dispute!) Ia5t week rcsuHed In an erroneous story U) the effect that populations of Carulher.wille and Kennctt, Mo., had not changed since the 1940 census. Comparative figures received later show thai Carulhcrsvillc Has an unofficial 1350 population of 8.533. an of 1,927 since the 1910 census. Kcnnett, meanwhile. Increased Its population during the pasi 10 years by about l.fiElo and also has a 1030 population of 8,539. Adu!t Swimming Classes to Start Swimming classes lor adult be Dinners will begin at 6 p.m. tomor row niKht at Walker i'ark. Mr Hugh Whitsitt, water safety chair man. announced today. adu classes arc sponsored by the Chick asawba District Chapter of th American Red Cross and tl Clilckasaw Athletic Club. Registra tlon will be held at the pool to morrow night before entering 11 water. John Bruce Wilson, a quallfic water safety instructor, will tcac the class. UN Group Again Tackles Holy City Problem LAKE SUCCESS. June 12. Iff,— The United Nations trusteeship council tackles the Jerusalem International control problem .u?aln today. Indications were that the council would wash Its hands of the dioDille and send It back lo the U. N'. assembly for more argument and new directions. The council obeyed orders of the last assembly to wtilc a statute for U.N. control and administration of Jerusalem. But numerous delegate.'; at the winter meeting In Geneva said they didn't, think the Malule will work in the face of solute refusal by Israel and Jordan to accept it. The Holy city Is administered now hy Israel and Jordan, which control separate sectors under a military armistice. Jordan lias Ignored council pleas for a slaUiment of Its position now. but Israel has proposed a cotnpro- misc that the UN supervision be limited to administration of the holy shrines of the three great religions In Jerusalem. The U.S. and British view Is thai the council hasn't any authority to discus. 1 , the Israeli proposal that it can only refer i 1 . Uj the assembly. Awn! Khalidy. Iraq delegate wh speaks for the Arab states in th council, hinted his government not satisfied with the Israeli pla But he declined to say in advnni what it wants the council lo do. The Arab states, Latin-Amei'icr countries and the Soviet Unlo combined lo push through the In ternatlonalization plan at the la assembly. After the slautc written, however, Russia wilhdre Us support, saying it Is unworkabi thus accepting the u. S. and Brlth view. Rtissin Is boycotlinc the currc section of the council. Action Delayed n Gold Case Attorney for Chemist Accused as Atom Spy Given Time for Study PHILADELPHIA, June 12. (AV- cderal Judge James p. McGranery irtny delayed action for an Indef- ilte time on the government's re- icst to transfer Harry Gold, ac- ised of delivering u. S. atomic icrcts to Russia, from Philadelphia ) New York where he would have eii brought to immediate trial. The judge, who originally issued ic warrant that- resulted In the rrest of the 3D-year-old Philadel- hia chemist, granted request of counsel to "investigate the ackgrouncl and character of Gold , the city where he lives." Attorney Makes Plea John D. M. Hamilton, former hairmnn ol the Republican Na- ional Committee and Gold's court- ippoinlcd attorney, said "I don't hint; it is asking too much that I night be given the opportunity to nrthcr examine Gold in this jurisdiction." "The court knows full well that ,herc are no funds available for lefense expenses in this case,'* ilamilton said. "Additionally, should t become advisable that Gold should enter a pica of guilty—and I am lot pre-judglng my client—then It feasibly could be made in the jurisdiction where the origuial complaint was filed." 5100,000 Bail Ordered The original complaint was filed here. McGranery, In accepting Hamilton's pica, ordered that Gold be continued In $100,000 bail until "I shall act in disposition of the removal warrant." Gold lias been lodged in Moyamcnsing Prison since May 23. The judge told Hamilton that "the court is well aware that you have assumed the burden of defense at my request. One of the reasons 1 appointed you was your well-known patriotism that is beyond reproach. Motives Not Questioned "And your position at this timo Is such that no one would question your motives. Your request is reasonable and unless the government should strenuously oppose It, r should certainly comply." Soybeans CHICAGO. June 13. W/-Closins Soybean Quotations: High Low Closa July 314 30Vi 30914 NOV 221 ams aac'i Jan 222'( 218-\ 22!'l Mar 222->i 220W 223',4

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