The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 20, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AHKANSA* AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 76 Blylhevllle Dally News Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald HIA'TJIKVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, JUNE 20, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS West Europe Begins Coal-Steel Talks Bank Robber Nabbed By Officer in Kennett LLJ i f , ** , — „• w - . r,-,^ —Courier Neivs 1'holo GADZOOKSI IT'S HOT—Blytlievillc lads and lassies from all over the city today converged on the "ole swimming hole" to escape the current Jive-day sirale of 100 degrees plus and young Ronnie Frazler, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Frazier 100 W. Kentucky, was no exception. Donning shorts and grabbing towel, swim suit and bicycle, he was off. In fact, the photographer had a hard time holding him after he got this close to the pool. Burned Biythev'die Bears Brunt Of 100 Degree 'Spring' Sweiter In case anyone is In doubt, •uminer doesn't officially begin until midnight, tonight, at least that's what authorities on the subject say. look at the temperatures £n Biytheville for the past several days, one would think the season : at least a montii old seculive day yesterday. Thursday and Friday it was 101 here. Saturday it was an even 100. Sunday the mercury zoomed to a new high of 102 and yesterday it was 100 And, according to the calendar, it's still spring * The heat wave was broken late iesteaday „ as - Some sections of Southeast. Missouri got temporary relict yesterday with a few" scattered showers, but they were mostly local. The weatherman hus predicted ' partly cloudy skies for today, tonight and tomorrow with a few scattered showers over the slate. But he holds no promise for a noticeable change in temperature "And tomorrow is the longest day in the year. ''"* Census Shows 2,000 Gain for Missco Joycees Get Agri Plaque; Hear Reports Jack Rawlings, chairman of the 1&49 National Cotton Picking Contest, presented the Jaycees with the second place national agricultural Award plaque which the Biytheville Club won at the national convention at Chicago lost week at their meeting last night in the Jaycee Clu,b House. Miss Betty Nell Tomliruon and Leroy Criner, the Jaycee delegates to Girls State and Boys State gave reports to the club of the encampments. Miss Jimmie Frances demons, "Miss Biytheville of 1950,' 1 Miss Julia Swlnk, first alternate, Miss Virginia Faye Easley, second alter- ^nate, and Mrs. Rouse Harp, entry ^thairman and chaperone for the Miss Biytheville candidate in the Miss Arkansas contest al Helena June 28 and 23, were introduced to the club members. Reports of the national convention were given by the Biytheville delegates. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloutiy this afternoon, tonight 'and Wcrt- The last nose has been counted -fr and tabulated and Mississippi County came up showing a 2,122 population 1 gain over 1940. The small gain was surprising In view of the fact that every town in the county .showed increases in pO[.ultaion. Blythcvilln alone added nearly 6,uOO persons' during the past decade. This same away-from-the-farm n'ovement has been noted In other Arkansas counties- this year. Rupert Blalock, district census supervisor, of Paragould announced final but unofficial results of the 1950 census in -the county today. He explained that the reports from his office must go to the Bureau of Census in Washington which must further check the figurs before they become official. He said there might be minor changes in the figures after they leave his office. ^ Most towns showed iitlle or no deviation from unofficial figures which were released several weeks ago. Mr. Blalock's report shows tlic comity had 80,211 persons in 1940 while 82,339 were counted this year. BlythcviHe, where 10,G52 persons vcrc counted in 1940, came up with in unofficial population figure of 6=221 (one less than the preliminary announcement by Mr, Bla- ock's office). Osceola's 5,005 figure in the first announcement w.'is unchanged. Neighboring Craighcad County was credited with a 50.SG5 population as compared with a 47,200 count of ten years ago. Following is a list of Mississippi County towns, their 1040 and 1950 populations: 1940 1950 Manila 1,248 1,723 Luxora 1,258 1.302 Osccola 3,226 5,005 Lcachville 1,076 l,22i \Vils6n (Not counted separately 1,28; Council to Hear Report on City Sewer System Blytheville's sower syslrni apuin is staled in break in In prominence tonight when the Cily Council mccls :il 8 [j'clnck to bear sur- vry reports of Ihc firm of Rlnrk and Vcach ol Kansas'City, Mo. KTnck and Vcach hejfan the survey March 28 lo obtain data as a basis for securing a new cily sewer syslcm Tlic survey now lias been completed and the Firm is cxucclcil lo submit Iwo proposals correct inp Illythcvillc's oul- modcd sewer system. The check was made lo slurty lefccts in the sanitary sewer sys- .cin and tint llip stnrm sewers — cxrcpl as Uicy affect sanitary conditions. THREATENING nesday wilh a few scattered thun- j Anaconda^ Copper Model's Figure Devised by Court- York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T ,t T Amer Tobacco ciershowers. Not much change temperature. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy, local thundcrshowers northwest late this afternoon and tonight and easti" " ,,.,..„ ami south tonight and Wednesday; : '£",™™™ ,,,„„, low tonight 60-65 except 10 extreme I £. 10 " l! - omcry Unrd southeast; high Wednesday 80-85. except 92 extreme southeast. Minimum this morning—VS. Maximum yesterday—100. Sunset today—7:16. Sunrise tomorrow— 4-A1. Precipitation 2-1 hours to 1 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—31.81. Mean temperature (midway between high *nd low)—87.5. ^ Normal mean temperature (or "une—78. $h1s Dale Last Year High Low Minimum this morning—69. Jly 3.06 2.96 Maximum yesterday—98. Nov 2.14^2.10" Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dale J-<n 2.16'i 212' "0.81. Mar 2.18 2.H'. B"th S'eel Chrysler o ica Cola G- n Electric Int Harvester ., J O Pcnnrj Republic Steel .. Radio ., fiMcnny Vacuum . Studcbnkcr •iMndard of N .7 dc-irs Packard .. .. 157 3-4 67 30 336 7-1 76 149 48 1-: 94 7-i 57 13 1, 28 l. 57 . 37 3. 21 1. 21) 1. 33 . 71 . 46 33 3- Soybeanf Close 3,05-0 2.14 2.16 2.18-1 By UKOKGK CLARK (Courier Newi Staff Writer) KENNETT, Mo., June 20.—Tliis thriving Southeast Missouri county seat appeared none-the-less disturbed yesterday over the fact that a hold bunk robber had a few hours before been captured in tho heart of its business district. A few citizens milled about on^ .he street corners talking about the incident nn hour and a half after the bandit's capture, but for the most part, downtown business men accepted it, at Its happening and then went about their usual business chores just as if nothing had happened. Not even Ed Fuller, the Kennett city policeman who captured Leonard Ray, 21-year-old Maiden youth who took $3,134 from a woman toller at a Pisk, Mo., bank at gun's point yesterday, was to disturbed over it. A bit excited about It all but still well collected, Puller relaxed in his Kennett home as lie related tiie events that led to the young bandit's capture. I'arkinj Meter Officer "My dudes with the police force? Well, actually I'm .supposed to he a parking meter officer. But I do most anything that happens to fall my way. And this one did." "1 guess I was just as white as the kid," he said. "But it ditln't bother me until I realized what I might be walking into. "1 wns standing on the corner a couple of blocks down when mechanic by the name of Bill Jones who operates the Custom Garage here came up to me and told me that he had the car the bank robber was supposed to he in spotted:, I got in his truck and we drove around by the car lot (the youth was captured on n used car lot in downtown Kennett). "Bill let me out a couple of blocks down the street from the lot and I walked up the sidewalk. I spotted Ray oh the lot near a car but. he didn't see me. He had his shirt tail_ pulled .out-, and I said to/myself"'that he was carrying a gun and was hiding It .with his shirt. Pulled Gun "There was a woman silting In the car that was supposed to be the one the robber was traveling in so I walked over by the car and stood there, nnfcil Ray came back. Just as he got to the car I threw my gun on him and sent for help. "I searched him but didn't find the gun nor the money so I made the woman get out of the car and T searched her. By this time hell: arrived so we took them on 1C jail. "On the way to the jail 1 askec the kid where he had the gun that he used in the bank and he .said 'down here,' pointing between ! his legs. I felt and there it was He had it stuffed way down ii liis trousers. lie couldn't have go it even if he had 'wanted lo us< it." "It was a small automatic CA .25 caliber automatic was used it the holdup)." 'Then I told the sheriff am state boys that they could hav him and I came back. That's abou all there was to it. "We found the money in th car in a paper sack. I didn't scare the car at the time I searched him "No, he didn't give me any trouble. He d'd everything I told him." Schuman Plan Calling For Resources Pooling Topic of Paris Meet State Education Commissioner Will Speak Here A. B, Bonds, stale commissioner of educaflon, will speak in Blythe- ille tumor row. Commissioner Bonds wilt address embers ol the BlythevUle Kiwnnis nib al the club's weekly nice ting i the Mirror Room at Hotel Noble onioiTOw noon. Commissioner Bonds, who formerly held the position as direcLoi f training for the Atomic Energy Commission with offices in Wash- ngton, D.C., is serving hts secotu •ear as'education coin miss Loner. lie vns nppoined to tliat position by he State Board of Krtucatton. KlwaniR President Tom Al Little ir.. has announced that members o he Lions and Rotary Clubs o Biythevillu will be' invited to hear Mi. Bonds. LOS ANGELES. June 29. (API — \>r 26 days of marriage, photog- aphcr's model Thclina Glaia, 2H. vas awarded one month's alimony. Superior Judge Joseph Maltby •esterday allowed her alimony Instead of monthly 'she had demanded. POPLAR BLUFF, Mo,, June 20. (AP) — Miss Rcba Manion, teller al the Stale liauk of Kisk, in the farming commimily 10 miles' east of Poplar Bluff, was accredited today with material help in lirmginK about the (ii arrest of a young, blonde curly haired farmer in connection with the holdup yesterday of | tbe bank. Leonard Ray, tigcd 20, was ai- rcstcrt by city police al Kennelt when he arrived I lie re la a bnr- rowcd automobile after leaving his own car, used in the holclnp, at the home of a brother hi Maiden. State highway patrolmen and Sheriff Bill Brent of Butler County said Ray surrendered peacefully and readily told Ihe story of the holdup. He was brought to the county jail here lo await arraignment in mag Lsl rale court on charges or armed robbery. Meet K**1)her Alone Miss Mnnton, an employe of the bank for several years, WHS nlonc vhen Ray entered. He walked M}> o the cage and pointing a pistol at her informed "this is a slick- jp. He shoved a paper sack Uu-oiigh ,he cage window and ordered her .o "fill it up." Calmly Miss Mnnion complied and when the robber grabbed the of money and hurried outside, sbe followed, made n mental note of his description, the type of car was driving and the number. She notified highway patrolmen who had liltle difficulty locating tbe robber from the Information Miss Mnnton gave. Sheriff Brent said nil except. $8 of the $3,134.30 which the robber took, was recovered. He bad .spent some of the money for giisolEne, he was quoted by - the officer <is saying, Swapped rlstnls Hay, the officers said, told that he had been unable to obtain employment. ., He had tried to get jobs nt Mountain Home, Ark., where a brother is 'employed mid then went to the home of another brother nt Flippen, Ark., where he took a pistol from a dresser drawer, He wanted money, he was quoted as saying, to buy a .small farm and to pay off the mortgage on the farm owned by his mother, Mrs. S<-c KOHKKKS on I'a|re U FBI Sale Bet To be Bolstered Hoover's Request For 300 Agents Appears Ready for OK Ry CARTER. L. DAVIDSON ' I PARIS, June 20. (AP) — Six western European nations opened a historic conference today aimed at pooling their coal and steel production. French Foreign Minister Roberl Schuman, father of the plan, told the delegates tho ultimate aim was to abolish war from the continent of Europe. Uy I)OX WASHINGTON, June 20. (/!»>— J. EdKiir Hoover's campaign for 300 addltionnl FBI agents to hunt down communist, spies appeared today lo be tabbed for victory, The House Appropriations Com- millec and n Semite appropriations subcommittee were reported lo have agreed to approve the FBI director's The Senate subcommittee's recommendation is expected to be accepted In turn by the full appropriations group and the Senate. Hoover told Senators two months ago In a secret session that there are 5-1,000 known Communists and some 500,000 Hcd sympathizers In the United State.s who form a potential fifth column of traitors. Calls Kn!.s Active fie said at thai lime that the Communists were more active today than Fascist and Nazi agents ever were during World War IT. Hoover's testimony, released on June 8, left a deep Impression on lawmakers. One senator, who asked that his name be withheld, said both tile House and .Senate, groups felt Hoover should net the full number of agents he requested plus about 4(10 additional other employees to help curry the Federal Bureau of, Investigation.'* heavy work load. This would give Hoover the largest force of undercover agents the Federal Bureau of Investigation ever bad and allow for greatly Increased activity In Recking out sub- vci slves and foreign spys. In asking Congress (or added funds for Increasing his lorce, Hoover argued the FBI Increase its efforts to preserve Internal security. And he added: "If we hrc lo preserve our internal security In times of emergency, it Is Incumbent lhat the 1 dentil its of those who work -against tbe peace Judy Garland Reportedly Attempted to Cut Throat By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD, June 20. Wv—Judy Gnrlnml cul her throat In fit of anguish, her studio disclosed today. The wound Is not serious. Uritnln remained on the sidelines. although she will be kept informed of what goes on 111 the elaborate, Salon de 1'llorloge of the French Foreign Ministry. There v,'as some talk that the British were coming around lo the view thr.t the advantages of joining the plan might outweigh the disadvantages. Schuman said he hopes Britain eventually would join. Schuman told delegates of France, Western Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Luxembourg thai there would be great political benefits In a plan which stems from a French-German understanding. "ft Is our desire to associate in a common and permanent work of peace two nations which for centuries have fought one nnother In bloody conflicts." the French foreign minister said. Outlines Effects By welding Germany and France together In this common effort, Scluimnn said, the nations would provide the "certainty thus to ban- from our European community a latent cause of trouble, suspicion and anguish." On this basis, then. the nations could erect "a solid European edifice accessible to all nations of good will." The French minister reminded (he delegates Mint their governments would have agreed on nn unprecedented objective— to decide on the best manner of applying the principle of n supranational authority over the coal -steel plan. This authority would mean the surrender of some sovereignty by the nations. "We feel we are not permitted to fail, nor to quit without finishing .he job," he added. "But no one lias ever tried such a system as we have outlined. Never hove the slates conferred nor even thought of delegating as a group a fraction and security lished." of America be estab- State Has Second Death by Polio for '50 husband is Richard A. Glass, 26, death of family operates a large pro luce company. Glo.%s showed Ills weekly salary from the business was only $76. LITTLE ROCK, June 20. Wt— Arkansas' second polio death of 1050 has been reported. K. W. Newman, administrative Hat S230 . director of University Hospital the $2.000 h CrCp ^d yesterday the Saturday two-year-old boy, Billic -, Dana Nance, Little Rock, had been I attributed to the disease. Biytheville Cafes Given Sanitary Check William H- Mitchell, sanitary engineer for Mississippi County, has completed his first inspection of Blytheville's public en ting places which \va.s an educational Inspection to tcl] the managers and owners or state sanitary requirements for public c^fes and drink stands. This inspection was the first Inspection since government Inspections during the war, Mr. Mitchell said. Many owners are unfamiliar with the state regulation. 1 ; and the Iiur|M>sc of Mr, Mitchell's first inspection was to give owners copies of the inspection [onus with recommendations for sanitary conditions Mr. Mitchell said he would make periodical inspections of the eating places to insure that they are fccp' up to state sanitary regulations. Miss Sue Osment to Assume Duties at Methodist Church Miss Sue Osmenl, of Joncsboro, has been named Educational Assistant of the First Methodist Church here and Is to assume her duties July 1. She will fill a vacancy which was created last July 12 when Miss Mamie Adams resigned to accept a job with the First Methodist Church of Conway. Miss Osment will oversee the entire educational work of the church with special emphasis on the youth department. Miss Osment Is the daughter o! Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Osment of Jonesboro. She was born at Macey near Monctte. Miss Osment was graduated from Ihc Jonesboro High School there In 1946. She entered Hcndrix College In 1916. Miss Osmenl was a member of Alpha Psl Omega, national honor- »ry dramatic fraternity; Pre-Theological Fellowship; president of the ~ Miss Sue Osment .. Christian 1949 'and 1950. Assoclalton In She was elected lo "Who's Wh Among Students in American Co .cgcs and Universities" and was on of 12 oulstandlng students to ap l>ear in the lYoubadonr, the co! Icge annual. She graduated fro: Hendrix in 19SO with an A B. de gree In speech. In 1948 Miss Osment was electe to the "General Board of Mission and Church Extension. Miss Osment comes with a wit range of practical experience youth work. In 1946-1941 she vice president of the North ArV ansas Methodist Youth Fellowsh and served as president In 191 1948, She was chairman of Icge fellowship learns that worke in Arkansas churches. She was member of a Youth Caravan Tea that served In South Georgia Con fcrcnce In the summer of 1047. Sh has spent two summers In vlsltln churches assisting them to organ? their y'oulh departments. Last sum mer Miss Osment was director youth work at West Memphis. Wife of Former Caruthersville Minister Killed After Miss Garland's husbnnd, uccnt Minelll, earlier denied such report, Halpli wheelwright, stu- i publicity aide, made tlic follow- ij statement U) reporters who ga- ercd at the distraught actress' lattnl pink mansion on Sunset oulcvard: ; Miss Garland was In conference st night at about six o.'clock at 350 Kvansvlcw Drive <anotlicr Ollse of Miss Garland's) with her usband Vincent Minelll, her busi- ess manager, Carlton Alsop, and er secretary, Myrtle Tiilly. 'Hicy ere discussing Miss Garland's fu- irc. At one point in the discussion. liss Garland who has been under rain and ill became despondent nd hysterical and rushed from the vlng room through the bedroom nd into the bathroom, locking ttic oor behind her. She broke n rinking glass and with the broken lass made a superficial laceration n her throat. Itcpciitnnl "Minelli got her to open Ihc door nd she was immediately repcnt- nt and weeping. They sent for Dr. Francis Hallnrd who IrcaUid lie wound. He said It was very minor and attributed It to nn mpulsive, hysterical act. "Miss Garland Ls now resting under her doctor's care. She is asleep. I saw her and she has a slight bandage on her neck. No stitches were taken. "She Is not to be disturbed and o pictures will be takeri." Wheelwright explained that Miss Garland was suspended by MOM for not reporting to a rehearsal with Fred Aslalrc for a forthcoming picture. She is still on suspension, he added. The 21-year-old Judy was suspended by M-G-M last week foi falling to report on z picture. Friends said she took (he news badly. H was the climax of long troubles with the studio. A former Cnrulhersvllle minister's wife was killed and he and his two •1aur;hlers were Injured In a freak accident near Sacrcmenlo, Calif., Sunday. It was learned here today. According to Information received here tills morning Mrs. Ella Penny, 28, wife ol the Rev. Harold Penny, wlio Is a former Nazarene minister in Caruthersville, Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri, was killed when the car in which .she anrl her family were riding was knocked from the highway by n trailer truck. Hcv. Penny suffered compound fractures of both legs, the report said, and the Penny's two daughters. Mary Florence, 7, and Valley Jo, 6. were Injured. Mary Florence also suffered compound fractures to both legs and Valley Jo suffered less serious Injuries. The driver of the truck, identified as Armand F. Vallarcal. 31, of Los Angeles, was also killed. According to reports of the accident the truck struck the Penny car when the driver appiirenlly at the wheel. Prior to striking the Penny car the truck was said to have struck another truck and a second automobile. Mrs. Penny Is a native of Jonesboro. Her husband was minister at the Naiarcnc Church ir, Caruth- of their sovereignty to an Independent supranational organization." Schumnn expressed a hope thai the British later would Join ths pool. "We cannot conceive of Europe without her," he declared, adding, "we know — and this reassures us — that, the British government hopes for the success of our work." Following today's opening meet- Ing, the delegates will hold secret .sessions to plan details of the work- Ing of the pool and 1U controlling authority. Presbyterians Attack Liquor NEW CONCOHD. O., June 20. W>— The United Presbyterian General Assembly closed its seven-day meeting yesterday with a two-front attack upon alcoholic beverages. The delegates voted to ask fts 215,000 members to pledge total abstinence from drinking alcoholic beverages. It also went on record as condemning the television industry for using the lir,uor Industry "to promote business." Each of the assembly's churches will hold a "committment day" at which members of congregations and young people will be asked to pledge abstinence, it was decided. The 1D51 assembly will be held May 23-20 in Des Moincs, la. er.sville ago. approximately two years Cop Gets Locked Up But it was in Drug Store DETROIT. June 20. M'I—Rookie Policernnn James Woorridge got himself locked up last night. He stepped into a drug store to make a telephone call. Meantime the proprietor locked up and departed. A scout car crew of veteran coppers smiled Indulgently as Wool- rirlgc emerged after a second call- to headquaters—and a return visit by the drug store boss. 'Fall' Victim Taken to Texas The body of James Fred Brown, who was killed yesterday In a water tank fall at Steelc. Mo., was removed today to Henderson, Tex., for burial. According to German Funeral Home attendants at Steelc. the construction worker's brother, Ben Brown, of Hcndci'-jon, flew to Stcele yesterday and an A. Grim Funeral Home hearse picked up the body this mor.n'ng. Attendants said he apparently died of skull and spinal fractures when he fell from a false scaffold. Brown fell atwut 40 feet when he lost his footing while cleaning asphalt from the Stcele water lank. Joseph Gotten, 45, Becomes Grandfather SANTA MONICA, Calif,, June 20. Wi—Mrs. James P. Young, 22, gave birth to a daughter, making actor Joseph eoltcn, 45, father of Mrs. Young, one of Hollywood's youngest grandfathers. The seven-pound. H-ounce Infant arrived yesterday, the first child for Mrs. Young and her actor-husband. Hudson Sues Writer Hyland for Divorce LOS ANGELES. June 20. W Charging cruelty, actress Rochclte Hudson, 33. has sued sports writer Dick Hyland. 50, for divorce. Her complaint yesterday said he caused their separation March 15. Married Dec. 18, 1948, she is Hyland's fourth wife. She was divorced In 1947 from Navy LI. Cmdr. Harold Thompson. N. O. Cotton July . Oct. , Dec. Mar. May Open High Low Close .,.. 3292 3300 3286 3305b .... 3248 3364 3232 3282 3242 3259 3227 3257 .... 3238 3253 3225 32W 3231 3252 3218 3250 New York Cotton Open High Low Close July 3326 3332 3311 333J Oct 3259 3214 3244 3273 Dec 3252 3270 3237 3269 Mar 3248 3267 3236 3266 May 3241 3260 3227 3260

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