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Thursday, June 15, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NKWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVl—NO. 72 Blylheville Dally News Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHKVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1950 KIGHTEEN PAG 103 BINGLE COPIES flVB CENTS £""> ( M>f* T^K^-T^-*--^'? •""•"»»,«*• h*v>£5,v!<5 - ' ','- v *,!,.£ " . „ . ™>*,^>v fwvv yT^" •*^s^°"!["*'-"*'T^'!>5")^?».T' K *",£,"•'«'* * J"* T "'?V* i **^J!r^w . , v , : 1,,^ u.s.'Devil Dogs' Pull Mock War For President ' ,-!•'' ! > JIM HILL GENERATING PLANT —Pictured above Is * draw- who has been president of the company for n years It Is lo be ing of Ihe new $6,000,000 electric generating plant of the Arkansas- completed and in operation within 30 days. Missouri Power Co. The plant will bear the name of James J. Hill, Jr., Osceola to Vote On $70,000 City Hall Bond Issue ''•- Special Election Date to Be Set When Plans Drawn The Osceola City Council last night voted to call a special elec- .tiort to decide the issuing of an estimated $10.000 in bonds to finance contraction of a new City Hall there. Mayor Ben F. Butler, Sr., sale this morning lhat a date for the $6 Million Ark-Mo Generating Plant Homed After Utility Head James Hill Truman Sees Combat Troops Stage New Helicopter Landing QUANTICO, Va., June 15. M 1 ) Picked \inlU of heavily - nrme< marines went into action today h a display of fighting power fo President Truman al this Marln Corps base. The President, n World War artilleryman, watched with keen In teresl n.s the "devil dogs" In moc war maneuvers seized a foiiific beach with rifles, (lame throwers, tanks and air crntt, Then he moved on to see something new in warfare— the landing of troops In combat by helicopters. Mr. Trinnan crime here last night on the Presidential yacht Willinms- bnrg after a cruise down the Potomac River, He went ashore early this morning to receive lull military honors, including a 21-gun salute, Honor Guard Kp.viewrrt After reviewing an honor Rimrd. the President drove 30 miles to the combat training range In his new black and red trim, custom built (Lincoln) convertible, Second French Plane Falls; 40 Feared Lost 1 Crall Crashes In Persian Gulf West Germany Joins Council of Europe A. b bond election will be set when plans for the structure have been drawn up. It probably w ill be n one-stor; illding, he said, aod will house il city offk$*,' tbe'ttghtranophnf of Mice, \V Com m erciT'of fice The new "City Hall will be locate< The Arkansas-Missouri Power Company's New $6.000,000 electric generating plant near Campbell, Mo., has been named the "Jim Hill lanl" after the company's president, James J. Hill, Jr. Ark-Mo's board of directors act°d on naming the plant after reviewing Mr. Hill's 17-year tenure as the company's head. A graduate of South Carolina's Ctemsoii College, Mr. Hill was born and raised on his father's larm near Banibcrg, S. C. He was later Canneea Copper Following liis gradual-inn, he was employed by the American Tele- \ :}hone and Telegraph Co. and subsequently with Stone and Webster Engineering Co. In El Paso, Tex. connected .with Co. in Sonora, Mexico, and spent two years doing mine and engineering development work. ,; Named "Boss of Year'? • • Prior to being named president of 1D33, he was general 'ndent with South western Electric Co. at Shreveport, active supporter of- Blythe- Chamber of '"commerce, Mr. nl^o holds an honorary mem .Hit Immediately ^est of the Murr The tfcership in the Junior Chamber of ater and north of the library build * Commerce and the latter ' n K f tion named him "Bo.<a of the,-Year' Mayor Butler also said that the City of Osceola will issue between 1155,000 and $160.000 In rcvefttie bonds lo finance construction .of a new' sewage; disposal 'system. cy ; The new system will be located about one-fourth mile :\vest of the present site, the -mayor said./. A sewer Improvement' district for the west part of Osceola 1 also is to be .set up, he said, 'and will be n *50.000 to |60,000 project; ' Present plans are to combine the projects and sell bonds in one issue, Mayor Butler said. in 1943. He's a member of the Government Spending Commit Lee of the Natiohal Association of Manufacturers and of the American Institute of Electrical Engineering. Mr. Hill has also been active in Boy Scout work, having organized he Scouts' East Arkansas .Council. He is a Shriner and Mason. Plans call for the use of natural ;a.s in firing boilers in the new plant which is expected to consume about 7.000,000 cubic feet of gas per day when in full operation. On 90-Acre Site The plant, which is to be com pletcd and in operation within 31 days, is located on a 90-acrc plol south, of U. S. Highway 62, helweci Campbell, Mo., y and St. Francis Art " • ' Pfiftdmity to the' company's load center, elevation and availability o relatively . mineral-free water wer factors in choosing the ske/compa uy spokesmen pointed out. The 30,1)00 kilowatt plant will sen crate electricity at 13,800 volts. Thi The helicopters, the second demonstration, made simulated carrier takeoff s with both men and equipment and landed them In "combat zones." The helicopters pul down their troops and were off again within 20 Tames T Hill Jr voltage will be ; increased through a 35,000 kilowatt" transformer to 110,000 volts for transmission over high voltage lines. Approximately 40 men will be required Lo operate the plant. Rail Pay Boost Is Recommended Presidential Board Files Report- in Labor Dispute Bike Safety Day Events Set for 10 a.m. Tomorrow Worth Holder, manager of the Chamber of Commerce, announced lhat the field events of the Bly- iheville Bicycle Safety Day will be held In front of the Walker Park grandstand on the race track tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. The parade for Bicycle Day will begin promptly at 0 o'clock at the ^ coiner o£ Sixth and Main Streets. '"'prizes will be given for the best decorated bicycles and the oldest bicycles. There will be speed racing, plank riding, cycle gliding, and stunt riding. Trophies will be given for the first and second grand prize, Free soft drinks will be furnished the contestants by the Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, Seven Up, Grap- ette and Pepsi Cola bottling companies. US. Officials Are Found Clear Of Guilt in Amerasia Wrangle NEW, YORK,; June 15. (A>>— A special federal grand jury today cleared government officials nnd agencies of any shortcoming in the Amerasia stolen documents case. seconds. :, Carjjo Helicopters Other helicopters equipped with cargo slings under the fuselage lowered 75 tank howitzers Gun crews put them tnto operation within two minutes. i Dive bombing, rocket runs, straf Ing and fire bombing frnm marln corps aircraft furnished air suppor for at] assaults. .- The demonstrations drew only the President and his part but members of Congress and hig 1 ranking defense officials headed b Deputy Secretary of Defense Earl; Secretary of the Navy Matthew General J. Lawlon Collins. Arm Chief of Staff. Geticral Hoyt Van denbcrp. Air Force chief, and At mirnl Forrest B. Sherman, Chic of Naval Operations. \ "Brrtss" Arr HnsLs General Clifton B. Calcs, commandant of the Marine. Corp-s, nnd Majpr General Lemuel ' C. Shepherd? commandant of . the, Marine Corps schools here, were the hosts. .^It was Mr, /Truman's first public appearance since his foreign policy talk'at St. Louis Saturday when he warned the nation that Russia, while preaching peace; has been "preparing for war," The commander-m-chicf recently watched Army ground force dem- nb Fort Bennlng, Ga., and saw demonstration.*; of Air Force firing power at Elgin Field, Fla. BONN. Germany. June 15, (fl*)—' Western Germany agreed toduy to join the Council of Europe, made up of 'representatives of non-Communist governments. A 220-152 vote in the Bundestag, lower house of the West Gormiui purlinmcut, insured Germany membership tti au international political organization for the first time since Hitler bolted Hie League of Nations. Germany was offered au associate icmbershlp and becomes the IStli leinber of the council. The semi- utonomous Saar, still claimed by Germany, accepted associate mcm- ership, last month. KM fry Ratified The Buudcsrat, upper house >arlinment, ratified German entry cveral weeks ago. The council's consulntlve assembly, which has Us headquarters a Strasbourg, France, can debate ant iinke recommendations on Europ can problems, hut has no effective cglslative power. Its headquarter ,re at Strasbourg, France. KI^M to Debute Associate membership gives the jermans the right to debate In the ;ousulative assembly but they do lot get a representative on the guiding council ol ministers. Chancellor Kourad Adenauer cnl- ed the vote a commitment ou the side of the West against the East, and n contribution to world peace. from Ihe packed ciwtn- jer greeted the voting. S-l'arly CuiilUiim A three party coalition, headed by Adenauer's Christian Democrats, lined tip solidly behind the government's proposal to Join the council. Several minor parties supported the government. Only one major party, the Socla! Democrats, were !n opposition. They were joined by a small Communlsl faction, the Center Party, and two Liny rlghtwiug splinter groups. Most of the Hundestag's 402 members were present but nine abstained from voting. At Tragedy Spot Osceola Grants Gas Franchise to Ark-Mo Completing the line-up of Mississippi County towns and cities contracting for natural giis service, Osccola's City Council last night voted to grant a franchise to Arkansas- Missouri Power Co. That brings to 12 the total of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast , Missouri towns and cities that have granted franchise,* to Ark-Mo, ,V WASHINGTON, June 15. (AP)— A Presidential board today recommended a 40-hour week and an 18- cent hourly pay increase for about 75,000 railroad yard service em- ployes. It recommended denial of wage boosts for about 125,000 trainmen and conductors. 'The emergency board Hied its report with President Truman. Such recommendations usually are the basis for settling rail labor disputes. The railroads and two unions involved—the Brotherhood ot Railroad Trainmen, nnd Order of Railway Conductors—now have 30 days in which to negotiate under the Railway Labor Act. before the unions could take strike action. The board recommended that the •40-hour week and IB-cent hourly wage boast for yard service em- ployes, represented by the two unions, become effectie next Oct. 1. These workers now hae a 48-hour work week. Weather Arkansas forecast: Pair this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Not much change In temperature. At the same time, however, the jury called upon the Department of Justice to issue a detailed report on the case. t The panel has been investigating subversive activities for the past 18 months. During its sessions, it returned a perjury indictment :i- gainst William W. Remington, former commerce department economist, and espionage indictments against Judith Coplon and Valentin Gubitchev. Grand Jury Notice The action was token in a presentment --grand jury notice of an offense or unlawful stale of affairs. The presentment charged that precautions against the theft of government papers had been "entirely inadequate." But it said that the jury had found no evidence :hat the Department of Justice was remiss in its prosecution of the Amerasia, or that any official acted improperly by attempting to delay arrests. Two Weeks Probe The grand jury began probing the Amerasia case two weeks ago. The case involved the 1945 theft of 1,700 government documents, some of which were recovered by the FBI in the New York office of the magazine Amerasia, now defunct. Praising the FBI for the role FA IK Missouri forecast: Generally fair and continued warm east and south; Frlday partly cloudy continued warm southeast half; low tonight 68-74 east and south; hgih Friday 90-95 east and south. Minimum this morning—72. Maximum yesterday—99. Sunset today—7:14. Su|rlse tomorrow—4 :-16. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. i—31.61. . Mean temperature (midway be- J^ I ween high and low)— 85,5. Normal mean temperature for .in ne—78. This Oalc Last Year Minimum this morning—59. Maximum yesterday—80, Precipitation Jan. l lo this date '•—3l».8I. Hayti Man Held In Fatal Shooting C:\fJUTT.ERSVILLE, Mo.. June 15 A charge of first dcgre murder was filed, here today against Elmer Evans, about 50 of Hayii. in connection with the faUil shooting early this morning ol Jesse McBride, 33, of near porl- ageville. Evans is charged with injuring McBride fatally with a single blast from a shotgun along Highway 61 near Hayti. Officers said Evans tried lo kill himself with the gun but that the gtm [ailed to fire. it played in the case, the jury said It felt lhat had espionage laws been different, "the prosecution procedure would have been entirely different. "Other telling factors involved certain legal procedures which, if followed, might have revealed to the enemy information that it was essential should be held." Ihc presentment continued. Critics have charged the Justice Department with laxity In its handling of the six persons arrested after the papers were seized in the magazine's office. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T & T 150 5- Amcr Tobacco 66 1- Anaconda Copper 32 Beth Steel 37 5 Chrysler Coca Cola 1531-2 William Harrison Becomes Doctor William V. Harrison, son of Judge and Mrs. Zal B. Harrison of Blythc- vilie, was among 118 graduates of New York University College of Medicine, a unit of the New York University-Bellevuc Medical Center, who received medical degrees last night. Dr. Harrison has accepted a one- year ap|K>intmcnt as an interne al Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington. D.C. Dr. Harrison was graduated from Blytheville High School In 1D37. He attended Hcndricks College. Conway, where he received his B.S. degree. He served with the Navy In both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and held the rank of lieutenant. Junior grade. He married the former Miss Peggy Burnett of RosCllc. N.J., In 1013. They have three children. His family will move to Washington with him. Judge and Mrs. Harrison and a brother. Max. went to New York to attend the graduation exercises. Soybeans CHICAGO, June 15. (;T»>— Closing Soybean Quotations: f High Low Close July N T OV -i 293}; 293?« 217 U 209 VI 209 '.4 220 !4 212!4 212 T A 2 Arkansans Die In Lake Catherine MALVERN. Ark., June 15. (fit— Fred Mannsco, about 50, manager of Vets Haven, and Mrs. Albert Miller, about .40, an employe, drowned early today In Lake Catherine. They set out about 4:30 n.m. to run a trot line In the lake, and at 6:30. another fisherman reported finding shoes, a hat and a cushion floating in the lake. The bodies were recovered about 10:30 a.m. In 25 feet of water, about three-fourths of a mile from shore. Park Near Malvcrn Vets Haven, formerly Lake Catherine State Park, is located about 15 miles northwest of Malvern. It was developed by the Young Democratic Clubs of Arkansas as a mc- Dorado, who was one of the organ- morlal of tlie dead of all wars. Mnnsco, former resident of El i?.ers of the Arkansas Veterans of Foreign Wars and was state commander in 1939 and 1940. He lived In Little Rock from 1945 until 1948 when he became manager of Vets Haven. Miller, a disabled World War One veteran, and his wife were caretakers. Action in thpSe Missouri cities still is pending. Elections for ratification of council action tn 1 granting tlie franchises are scheduled for,July? 12 .in Maiden and July 18 in Campbell/ Kennett also is included in prcs-: ent plans for gas service. . ' : ' The franchise granted by (he O.sccola City Council is identical to the one granted here, ,Ark-Mo officials snkl. Tn addition to O.iceola, those. Mls.sls.sipp! County towns also have granted franchises: Blytheville, Leachville, Dell, Manila. Luxora and WHson, Pi&gott and Rector, in Clay County, also have granled 1 ;, as have Caruthersville, Hnyti nnd Steclc In Pemlscot County, Mo. * According to present plans, gas service Is to be brought- to these points by the 1951 heating* season. E. B. Thomas, assistant to Ark- Mo President Jnmes Hill, Jr., and Jerry Flanders, gas consultant. represented, the power company at the Osceola council meeting. LIGHT HOUSEKEEP1NG- There's no place quite like the homes these spnrrows selected, in the shields of a tn.llic light on a busy Denver, Colo., intersect ion. Mrs. Caution, downstairs, is a little concerned nboul the Stops npsUiirs. .She's heard they're a bunch of Reds. Consent Judgment for $600 Entered In Suit over 3-Yeor-Old's Fatal Fall A consent Judgment for $600 dam- ages and a default was declared BAHREIN ISLAND, Per- siim Gulf, June 15. (AP)—A )ig Air France plane crashed 11 Hie Persian Gulf last night, nnd 40 of the 52 persons it carried are feared dead. The craft plunged into the gulf at almost the sume spot where another Air France plane crashed two days ngo with a loss of '!(> lives. Officials said 12 persons had been rescued by early afternoon, including four of the crew of eight. Twelve infants were reported to have been aboard the plane. Only one is known to have been saved. This plane and the sister C-54 kymaster which crashed two days go were enrollte froni Indochina Paris. Officials have not dis- arded the possibility of sabatoge )y adherents of the Indochincse Communists who are fighting tha •Ycnch. 43 Passengers Air Prance officials in Paris snld tlie plane carried 44 passengers and eight crew members. The officials said the search of the area was continuing with more than 1 100 small fishing boats scouring Iho area. American ami British air force planes based In the Gulf area joined the -search, sweeping low over the area, but a low celling hampered their effort. High winds and choppy waters made It unlikely that life rafts from the plane could stay afloat for long. Trench CIti/en.i The survivors *all were reported to be French citizens, 'flie circumstances of this crash ', ai'mo'st • Identically A ^Hlc.rVn.rV'* A • sweeping the 'Gulf -area In ,each case. The. planes -were coming In for / landings after receiving Instructions from the field just before they plunged into the sea. Both planes had begun their trips at Saigon, Indochina and had made " their last stops at Karachi, Pakistan. The first plane had dropped Into about 12 feet of'water. It was beached yesterday. Twenty-eight bodies were found still In the cabin. Last, night the sister ship fell into 30 feet of water. A floating derrick was used today In attempts to raise it nnd it was believed the bodies of most of the missing would ba found In the wreckage. The four-cngined Air France C- 54 Skymaster, bound from Saigon, Indochina, to Paris, crashed only a half-mile from the point where 46 persons were lost in the ditching two days ago of a slstershtp flying from Indochina. (Air France said In Paris a dispatch from Karachi, Pakistan, Ihe plane's last stop before last night's crash, reported that 43 passengers nnd eight crewmen were aboard the ship. First reports in Paris had said 45 persons were aboard. Crew Members Saved Those rescued today included ages in a suit .sfemrninc from n thrce-ycar-old's fatal fall from a car two years ago was entered today in Circuit Court here. Hie damages were awarded ulr- and Mrs. Herbert Jones, parents of the fatally injured girl, Jolyn, nnd H. C. Campbell, administrator of the girl's estate, in a suit against Edward Ray. The plaintiffs claimed Mr. Hay took the little girl for a ride to,the state line nnd lhat she fell out of the car en route back to Blytheville. She died June 4, L948. In a suit yesterday that also arose from a traffic death. Mrs, Jessie Cecil Rohcrson, administratrix for the estate of Loron Roberson. and Cohen E'ollard were awarded dam- Senators Agree w/tfj CED that Buying Power Of Americans Can Be Doubled in 30 Years WASHINGTON. June 15. {/PI — ment." Gen Elcctrlo .............. 483-8 Gen Motors ............. 96 Montgomery Ward ........ 58 1-4 N Y Centra] .............. IS 7-8 Int Harvester ............ 281-8 J C Penney .............. 5' Republic Steel ............ 36 T-B Radio 20 5-8 . Socony Vacuum ........... 20 SUndarti of N ,r Scars 17 1-n « 1-4 N, O. Cotton July Oct Open High Low Close 3331 3342 3306 3270 3237 3250 Dec ........ 3267 3231 3242 3246 Mar 3270 32S7 3281 32SO Three high-ranking senators agreed loday with the Committee for Eco- n.mic Development (CED) that the buying power of the average American worker can be doubled In the next ,30 years. Senator O'Mahoney (D-Wyo>, chairman of the joint committee on the economic report, said prospects for reaching the objective are "more than good." Senators Taft (R-Ohio) and Flanders (R-Vt) were more cautious. The CED is a businessman's planning agency with which Flanders formerly was affiliated. II issued its report on future Income possibilities yesterday. Heal Wane Increase "The'increase In real wages and standard of living proposed by CED Is entirely within the range of possibility," Taft said, "but the policies which they propose to accomplish these purposes are so general they 3235 3245 will not he very helpful to anyone 3210 who has to help run the jovcrn- Stabilization of Industrial growth Flanders put it this way: to avoid depressions; increased iin- "The CED report properly bases ports; lax reforms Including a grad- 3311 3255 ILs main expectations on a gain in productivity per worker of 2',£ per cent a year. This involves primarily continuing on an Increasing scale the investment of billions In new and improved Industrial equipment, new methods and new products." Senators Give Opinions The three senators gave their opinions in separate Interviews following the report's issuance by CED Chairman Marlon B. *~'lsotn. treasurer and director of the Eastman Kodak Co. The report said that to double huylng power In the next 30 years ways must be found to keep production per man-hour rising nt the same average rate as In the past 50 years. To boost real wages lo S2.66 an hour tn 1980. in terms of 1049 prices and twice the real wage ot today CED recommended among othe; things: IEV! decrease in corporate Income ax. more rapid write-off of Indus- rial equipment outlays, and mca- nires to make risk-taking more al- ractlvc; better use of labor, ant elimination of make-work rules antl 'feather-bedding." Taft and Flanders sharply qucs .ioncd the Increased import pro> nosal. Both Secretary of Stall Acheson and Marshall Plan admin istrator Paul Hoffman have been urging this course as » means o cutting down on Western Europe' dollar shortage, for ttse claim lhat Increased im Tntt said he saw "no justlficatlo ports will add to America's stand ard of living." On the contrary, h said, 'if the Increases were in an volume they would create wide spread unemployment and mak general progress In real Incom much more difficult." litlenllon against Ken Crawford of Memphis. Mr. Pollard, of Marston, Mo., passenger la Mr. Robcrson's car, received 48,500 damages. Mrs. Rober.son WAS awarded sl.025 property damages and 45,000 for the benefit of the estate. - Mr. Roberson, also of Marston. was killed Nov. 18. 1013. when the car he was driving collided with * truck owned by Mr. Crawford and driven by Robert 'Smith, also ot Memphis. Nfr. Pollard was injured. In another case today, judgment T $150 was received by Ml.ssr- Tm- [cmcnt Co. in a .suit against \Koy Wan! and the Perkins Oil Co. he suit stemmed from n collision eb 10 on Highway 61 near here, default on the part of the oil ompany was declared and FV jury rial was waived by Mr. Ward and he plaintiffs. Prior to recessing al noon today, mistrial was declared in a dam- ge suit brought by Mildred Vln- ent against Lee Motor Co. The uit was the result, of an auto ac- Iclent. Cases disposed of yesterday inludcd: L, E. Wilson and Service Fire In- iXirance Co. of New York vs. St. Louis and San Francisco Railway, suit for property damages contln- icd for term. F. E. Scott and Service Fire Insurance Co. of New York vs. Delia Lumber Co., Jury returned verdicl for plaintiff In svim of 5413.64 foi property damages. Lula Thomas vs. National LIfi and Accident Insurance Co., jud$ mcnt by consent in sum of S250 fo five crew members. The circumstances of both crashes were similar. Both planes went down as they were preparing to land at Bahrein. 20 miles off Snudi Arabia's east coast. Each sent a last message announcing preparations to land, then was heard from 10 more. Bad weather conditions prevailed See PLANE on Page 5 plaintiff on appeal from Common Pleas Court. New York Cotton Oppn High Low Close July 3357 3310 3333 334D Oct 3278 3295 3262 3266 Dec 3275 3290 3247 3253 Mar 3275 3289 3240 3250 May 3275 3281 3240 3246 C.liTS MORTUARY SCIENCE DKGHKK— William H. Stovall, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stovall, Sr., of Blytheville, recrtvccl hij degree from the College of Mortuary Science at St. Louis yesterday. He now Is connected with Cobb Funeral, Home here. Mr. Stovall also has his B.A. degree In history and political science and B.S. degree In business administration from the University of Arkansas.

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