The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1950 · Page 1
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Friday, June 23, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 80 Blythevllle Dally t>f Blythevilte Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BIATHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES IINQLE COPIES rrvs President's Forces Open Drive to Gain Senates OK On Foreign Arms Shipment By DON WI11TEHKAD WASHINGTON, June 23. (AP)—Administration forces opened :i drive today for Senate approval of a program which would place America's most modern weapons—except atomic bombs—along the defense frontiers of western Eu- E. R. I,ancashirft Blytheville Man Gets Conner Post E, R. Lancashire, manager of the Blytheville Canning Co. for nearly seven years, has been named secretary-manager of the Canners league of Florida. Mr. Lancashir said he is to assume his duties in Lakeland, Fla., about July 15- He came to Blytheville In 1942 when he purchased the canning company here from the late George G^eb. Mr. Lancashire sold his interest In the firm to Bush Brothers Co. in 1945. He continued in his capacity as manager of the plant until ' r. ani, Mrs* LancasUue at 1087 Ill Senator Comially of Texas had the job of guiding'the $1.222,500.000 foreign arms plan tnlo its second year of operation. There was trouble ahend—mostly from Republicans. The major points of dispute were: (1) A provision to give President Truman authority to hand over 3122,250,000 worth of arms to any European nation whose defense he considers vital to the security of the United States. (2) An amendment which would permit the U.S. government to sell arms on credit to tiny friendly nation. f3) A proposal by Senator Lodge (Ft-Muss) to permit Marshall Plan nations to draw on $5.000,000.000 ,of European recovery funds for military purposes. These funds are local currencies deposited by European countries to match recovery dollars. New Weapon* Two Senate committees strongly emphasized yesterday that new type weapons developed since World War II would go into Europe's defenses. While many of arms are not yet being produced in any numbers, the Snnnfe Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees said tn a report that new weapons capable of mass-production will make it possible to defend western Europe without mulching an invader division for division. "Our Armed forces and those of our partners must have well-equipped forces available — men armed with the - most modern weapons science can develop," the committees said. Any show of weakness at this time, the committee. 1 ; argued, would be a confession "which the Soviet Union would not be slow to Interpret as an invitation to aggression." No Atomic Help Under present law. the United States cannot arm European nations with, atomic weapons. But other arms can be supplied as they be Probers Say St. Louis Firm Doing $500.000 Per Day Business in Bookmaking cqme available and itj&as to —Courier News Photo HONORARY CUB—Because rheumatic lever prevented him from becoming a member ot the Cub Scouts, Charles Wyntl (nliove) 13-year-old son ol Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wyntt ot Porlngeville Route Two, recently WHS mode an honorary member of Porlagevillc's Cub Pack Two. Young Wyatt, who has been ill for the past IS months with the malady, passes away the long hours by practicing some of the arts learned by the Scouts. Here he is shown weaving a pol holder. At the upper left is shown two belts he has sioven from string and thread. Behind him Ls an em iroidcrcd pillow slip which he recently completed. Younj; Wyatt, who is a rabid St. Louis Cardinal fan. also ipcnds many hours listening to the Cardinal broadcasts. Wafer Company Lets Contract For $50,000 Filtering Plant M/ssco Swim Pooh Receive Sanitary Check William H. Mitchell, sanitary engineer for Mississippi County, Inndc his first periodical Inspection ol public "vimming pools in the county yesterday Mr. Mitchell said he took bacteriological samples to check on bnc- teria in the water and made chlorine tests. He also checked on the general cleanliness of the pools which included inspection of dressing rooms and grounds around the pools. Public swimming pools in the county that were inspected were the Blytheville municipal pool, the Blytheville Airbase Pool and the Bassetb Pool. ieuc rrnrjes ana new uses,of ' fuses. : 'These new weapons of'defense. the report said, "give us Rreairr assurance that our plans c^n be carried ont successfully without., the necessity of matching tlie-;!enemy division for division, tank for tank, or man for man." Connally was confident that; J;he Senate would approve the bill virtually ns it came out, of the. Foreign Relations and Armed Services-committees, Indications were that a final vote would not be reached until early next week. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T 158 1-8 Amer Tobacco 68 I--! Anaconda Cippcr 32 1-8 Beth Steel 38 Chrysler 80 Gen Electric 491-8 ^en Motors !)6 1-2 ^Hontgomery Ward 57 S-8 N Y Central 13 1-2 Inl Harvester 23 3-8 J c Penney 58 7-8 Republic Steel 383-8 Radio 21 7-8 Socony Vacuum 21 1-2 Studebakcr .. ...'. 3-11-1 Standard of N J 78 1-4 Scars 477-8 Packard 33-4 U S Slecl 35 7-B Southern Pacific 55 3-4 Weev/7s Found; No Infestation Been Reported A boll weevil — somewhat of a rarity to Mississippi County farmers these days—was exhibited at the Courier News yesterday. The weevil was brought in by T. F. Martin, DeH planter .who said that it was the fourth weevil found in his cotton this spring. All four of the insects were found in the same patch, Mr. Martin snid. But this morning, County A^ent I D. V. Maloch of Osccola said that Blytheville Water Co. lias IcL the contract for its new water filterH ing plant which will cost about $50.000 and triple its filtering capacity as soon as the addition is finished, C. W. Kapp, water company manager, announced today. forming a loop to serve the entire southeastern area of the city. An eight inch line also has been completed to loop western and southern Blytheville from Highway 1 south due west on Brawley Street to south Sixteenth Street. A six Inch line extends from Brawley and south Sixteenth Street in the Negro area to the city limits ;oing south. Lockard Street I'lplnjr Next week, the company manager said. 500 feet of six inch pipe will be installed on Lockarcl Street running north off East Highway 18. This will reach the city limits. On Tenth Street, the company will lay a new 10 inch line from Ash Street to Moultrie Drive giving that area added fire protection anl water service. This line also will provide service for the new Blytheville High School. "In all probability." Mr. Kapp said, "this work will take at least 60 days as rcsoddtng and breakage instruction- is to begin in days, Mr. Kapp sald.'oy Usrey Construction" Co. which was awarded the contract.' The new equipment will consist of an aerating system' and coke and sand filters to complete the water purifying treatment, West Cherry St. in the 200 block near the company's present system is to be the,site of the new filtering plant, Mr. Kapp said, Mr. Kapp. also announced the addition of new water lines and continuance of an expansion program which will begin it) the near future. 10 Incrh I,inc L:iid A 10 Inch water line has been completed on Henderson Street which runs from Blytheville Fertilizer Company to Blythcville Oil plant on Elm Street. This line turnr north on Elm Street, Mr. Kapp said and has been laid past Harrisor School aud eventually will be tiee into the Federal Compress thus Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this aHcrnoon. tonight and Satur- CI.OUDY day with a Tew scattered thunder showers. No Important tempcratun changes. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy windy, humid tonight and Satur day; little change In temperature low tonight 10-15. high Saturda 90-95. Minimum this morning—76. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset today—7:16. Sunrise tomorrow—1:48. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—.13.41. vMean temperature (midway be |(-ccn high and lowl— 83. 'Normal mean temperature to June—78. This Date t.asl Vear .Minimum ihls morning—68. Maximum yesterday—93. "Precipitation Jan. I lo this da —^0,91.. and repair of pavement is a slow process in /evidential ureas." '. -. Adams Addition Line From Moiiltire Drive north on Tenth ^Street, the company plans to extend 'nn eight Inch line tip to Adams'-Street. This extension of the 10 inch line will serve the Adams Addition and act as a feeder line giving both city water service and fire' protect km to that area. Other water mains scheduled to be Inld next week include n line nh McHaney Road (rom Highway Gl south dun east to the city limits. This will include the urea nn Thomas Street in the southeast part of town and lines also will he run from Park Street east. Six blocks of pipeline were laid in that area two weeks ago, Mr. Kapp, said to provide added fire protection. Laterals are to be run both there and tn the southwestern part of the city within the next 30 days, Mr. Kapp added. These developments are part of the company's expansion plan lo pipe In the entire town wherever necessary and feasible, Mr. Kapp said. Profit Increases Are Explained ' Federal Reserve Board Says Few Companies Gained WASHINGTON. June 23. </P)— The Federal Ilcservc hoard reported today a few large companies accounted lor the upswing In corporate profits in early 1050—because they alone were able to cut costs. In Uic June issue of Its monthly "Bulletin," the board said .smaller concerns missed sharing In U»e overall profits gain for the reason they have been "Koinew^jnl less .successful in tbclr attempts to reduce costs in the face of growing competition/' "Larger companies have realized substantial operating 'economies from extensive postwar additions and improvements to plant and equipment, 1 ' it continued. "Hence, while corporate profits for first f[iiarter l!35Q were Inrucr in the nggregate than those of fourth quarter in 19, the increase reflects the improved ('unlinks of a few large companies rather Ihrin n general in the earings of all size classes of concerns-" The report, was issued in the wake of a decision by the House Ways and Means Committee to propose a bill boosting Income taxes on concerns with profits above $307,000 a year, reducing thc,rate on with leaser net earnings. Sees Production Kls« The board -saw "a continued in industrial production, accompanied by moderate In prices," pointing to a further expansion in business Inventories and in the volume of'business credit this year. Despite the comparatively low efficiency rating it gave sin'.tiler WASHINGTON, June 23. (AT)—Senate crime Invo*. i'H disclosed today thai a St. Louis gambling firm has been doing a $5QO,OQO-a-day mail-order and telegraph bookie business on horse races and baseball beta. Chairman Kcfauver (D-Tcnn) of the crime investigating committee named the firm as 0. J. Rich and Co. Ha said the firm's records arc now in the hands of committee investigators. The disclosure crime nx Kefmivcr questioned chief Post Office Inspector Cllflno C. Garner of the possibility of charging gamblers witli violation of postal regulations in the use of Uie mails. In oilier developments: 1. Kefimver to!d reports senate m vcsli gilt or.s will go into Ohio as- .surde by Guv. Frank J. Ittuische of full cooperation from state law enforcement agendas. 2. U.S. Prison Director Jarnea V. Dennett told the senators the American Bar Association l.s considering recommending legislation nimcd at .slapping an excise tax on gambling profits. Garner said the Post Office Department once obtained Indictments against C. J. Rich nml Co., grounds the firms business was a violation of the lottery Inw.s. Held Nn VioUkUim He sahl a federal district Judge held that although the Eirm wn doing a business $500,000 R day there was no lottery violation be cause .skill was involved In plckSni the winners. Garner .said the government di not appeal the U.S. distric attorney decided ngniiut prcasln the charge*. Kefauver .said committee Invent gnlor.1 are studying the case. A police raid on t\ gambling headquarters In St. Louis \ws uncovered literature showing that C. J. Rich nncl Co., has been doing n nationwide gambling by mail and Iclcaraph. Police reported some of the rcc- rds showed Western Union office lanagers had been offered a 25 per ent cut on betting profits for mulling bets. Committee counsel Rudolph Haley asked Garner if mailing lay-off els by check \vonld be considered mail fraud—nnrt if gamblers ould be prosecuted for using tho nails In this manner, Garner .-said It, might be—but h» vould have to gel a legal opinion rom the post office solicitor. Curbs Sought Bennett testified that tlie crim- nal law .section of the American Uar Association is .sLuilylng the possibility of recommending special federal taxe. 1 ? on gambling profits along with other proposals to curb gambling. Among these, he said, Ls a, proposal that the government publish the names of persons who are licensed to operate slot machines In states where they nre Illegal. Another possibility, he said, U lo place federal penalties on the operation of numbers rackets, gambling tables, book making and gambling devices. He said this study Is being conducted by Arthur Preund of St. Louis, chairman of the bar group's criminal law section. Senator Hunt (D-Wyo) asked aGrnc rif he thlnta betting commissioner James J. Corroll of St. Louis conducts a legal ; Qnrncr replied he Is not familiar with Carroll's operation*. Carroll recently Lest I Ned before A Serial* group. ^concerns on their early 1950 showings, •. it suggested Improvement.? .should be expected. "Numerous opportunities exist,for further cost reduction through mortem i/.ntion ami improvement of facilities." it .said. "New products, and processes are continually being developed through research on n -scale unprecedented In peacetime. "To what extent business may initiate further expansion and modernization of their plant and equipment will depend in part on their efforts to reduce casts and productivity and in part on the dc- mnnd for their product* and .services. "Financially, business concerns In the aggregate are favorably situated, both with respect to liquid assets and Inflow of funds from operations, Lo undertake further expansion, 1 ' icre wa."> no for alarm, be\use weevils actually are nothing to M issisM p pi Coi] n ty. The re ere some found last year, he said. Bncn Found Before "In fact we Found a ?ood many \st year In Ihe lower end ol the ount," Mr. Maloych said, "but icre were none reported that far orth." Mr. Maloch cautioned farmers :iat because the weevils have bren oiind was no reason for wholesale oisoning operations. "There Is ab- olntcly no need for poisoning un- css farmers find they have many weevils and believe they need pol- oning." And -some sections of the county ;an expect more weevils before ;arvcst time, the county agent .said. Last year the biggest number of he insects were found in the last alt of August and the first of September, but even then the weevils were not found in damaging number.*;. But. Mr. Maloch said. If the counties further south have a dry and hot summer that may check ;he few weevils tn this county. Set to Build Another Super Carrier Hollywood Idea Not New; French Had Uplift Bra in X 26 Johnson Lays Stress On Far East Policies By TOM LAMBERT TOKYO, June 23. (AP)—Defense Secretary Louis.Jphn- KOII said before his departure for the United States tonight that, he thinks "the security of America is tied in with th« way America maintains its position in the Far East." N. O. Cotton July Oct. Dec. Mar. May Open High Low Close 3329 3310 3315 3323 33M 3308 3260 32G6 3300 3304 3251 3255 .... 3307 3311 3'266 32591) 3305 3306 3257 3250b New York Cotton July . Oct. . Dec, : Mar. 'May Open High low Close ...... 3363 3315 3313 33i7 331$ 3371 3319 3314 3318 1316 3336 3270 3250 3255 3250 3343 3276 ,1262 3268 3263 By ,1E!!I!Y KORN' • WASHINGTON, June 23. (;P|— —The Navy plans to start building a flush-deck aircraft carrier in 1951 only a little smaller lhan the huge vessel which became a center of controversy last year after construction on it was halted. A high Navy official confirmed last night lhat Inn joint chiefs of start and Secretary of Defense Johnson had given a go-ahead on the new vessel. It will have a runway about 25 feet longer lhan the 986- foot deck on the largesl U.S. carriers now In service. The projeclcd "super carrier" which Johnson junked last year after the keel had been laid would have been 1,090 feet long and would have cost an estimated $125,000.000. Th enew carrier is expected lo cost somewhat less. Johnson's aclion in ordering work stopped on the 65.000-ton carrier "United States" raised a slsorm of prolcst among Navy oHicials. Secretary of tht; Navy John L. Sullivan quit his job wilh a denunciation of Johnson. Dcnfcld Oiisler The carrier issue later played a major role in the sharp attack launched against Pentagon policies before a congressional committee by a parade of Navy admirals. Adm. louls E. Dcnfeld, chief of naval operations, was ouslcd following his participation in the affair. Adm. Forrest P. Sherman, who succeeded Denfcld, lold lawmaker, earlier this year that eventually Hush-deck carriers would be needed to accomodate large planes. Existing carriers have an "island" superstructure rising on one sirlc of the runway, limiting the si?.e of the aircraft which can operate on Ihc deck. The Ballimore Sun said last nigh lhal "Ihe Navy has been encour aged to seek two of Ihc rcvoluntlon ary new vessels next autumn" as a result of "important economies li other naval projects." It said on might be new and another creatci from an existing vessel. While money for a new carrie presumably woulci have to be ap S« NAVY om Fate H DENVER, June 23. */T*j—There was merely attributable to a bolder era B. M, Matthews Dies in Hospital After Illness Mill thews. Services for n. M [ilythnvllle businessman, who died I Alaska, at at 3:20 a. m. today will be held at ] to reach In a planesicie news conference, Johnson said "America imisl do and I am sure will do all things necessary In the Far East for the security of the United States and pence in the world." The Defense Secretary said he and Gen. Omar N. Bradley, chairman of Uie joint chiefs of staff, came to the orient "to secure the facts upon which our j>olicy toward Japan should be based If we are effectively lo protect the security of the United Slates." No Statement The two have obtained those facts, he continued, but "until the lact-s we have determined have been evaluated by the .secretaries of the nrmctl forces and by the Joint chiefs of staff and our conclusions have been re|K>rlcd to the commander-in-chlef no statement will be issued by the Department ol Defense." .Johnson and Bradley took oft In their Consellation for Anchorage 9:15 p.m. They expcc Anchorage for a brie ,oday with American businessmen, ind missionaries, foreign diplomat* and Japanese financial and educa- .lonal lenders. He conferred yesterday with Prime Minister Shlgeru Yoshldu and has met other Japanese political officials. Taking their cue from headquarters, Japanese leaders were sllenl their lalks wllh Dulles. Them has been liltlc concrete Information available on either the Johnson or Dulles findir,65. 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the 1 stopover before continuing to Wash- a French predecessor lo a Hollywood-made uplili lype brassiere and as a result the Hollywood palenl Is Invalid, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court if Appeals ruled yesterday. The decision voided a patent tn- riDgcmcnt suit against Tulsa, Okla., Irms for selling a brassiere known s the "Qucst-Shon" or "Spin Top" rassiere. Judge Alfred P. Murrah's opinion, concurred In by two olher Judges loted: Dirt U SUii Trend? "It Ls not clear whether this par- tcular brassiere created the stylish rend in accentuated breast contours or whether Its success was "But in any event, we are convinced that when the patent In suit considered against the bncK- jround of the prior art. it amounts Lo no more than the skUIful ar- rangemcnt of elements or features well known to the crowded arts." The opinion said the Hollywood firm contended its product "converted the brassiere from a mere retainer to a garment ot fashion." Murrah affirmed the lower nilinK that a Trench patent granted in 1926 1 n Paris contnined the same features as the Hollywood patent. The "salient and patentnble" features were listed as spiral stitchiijg for reinforcement, a triangular Insert "to give the abrupt rise" and an elastic bridging center piece. The court said the brassiere sold In Tuisa was "almost identical" with the Hollywood product, but thai no damages were Involved since the patent was Invalid. Judges Sam O. Bralton and John Pickctt concurred. Cobb Fimcr;il Home Chapel by the riev. Floy I. Barley, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Mr. Matthews died at the Walls Hospital this morning after n prolonged Illness. He was 74. He was born in Scnatobia, Miss., In 187fi. He married the former Miss Don Miller of Scnntobla, July, 1B9R. Mr. and Mrs. Matthews moved to Blytheville In 1922. Survivors include his wife; one son, John K. Matthews of Tunica, Miss.; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Flccman and Miss Marguerite Matthews, both of Blytheville: four grandchildren and nne great grantj- Soybeans CHICAGO. June 23. liT,— Ciositlfr oyhc.Tn quotations: Hls$h 1-ow Close Jly Nov .Ian Mar 3.03 Vi 2.98 ' 2.13',4 2.11 2.16 2.13'i 2.13". 2.17?; 2.15?. 2.15'i 2.0D 2.11", Service: Chinese Born, U.S. Educated BULLETIN WASHINGTON, June 23. </!•;— Senate invcstigaturs decided to question carter diplomat John S. Service publicly loday aboul FBI Icsllmnny ptirporlcdly showing Uial he passed secret military data lo a defendant In the 1845 AmcrasU case. The Senate foreign Relations Subcommittee looking Into the case reverxetl an earlier arrangement to qati Service, l SU(e Department f»r eastern official, behind closed doors. By OMVKR W. T>K WOI.F WASHINGTON, June J3. (f) — John S. Service. Uie most conlro- vcrsial figure loday in Ihc Senate nvesttgatlon of the 1945 Amerasla case, was born in a remote section of u'cslcrn China nearly 41 years ago. He owes Ms presence in Ihe headlines, among olhcr things, to a decision some years ago lo forego a career teaching the history of art. He became a State Department foreign service officer Instead. Service Is a lall, wiry, youthful looking man with sharp, deeply- tanned features. He was born A' ust 3, 1909 In Cheng-Til. China, where his father was a YMCA scc- iris mother tutored him by means of a U.S. correspondence coursi mitt! time to enter high school Then he went lo an America! hoarding school at Shanghai. A year's furlough for his falhe gave Service an opportunity to graduate from s Berkeley, Calif., high school, at the age of 15. He then returned lo China for a year and a halt before again setting out for the United States via India, the Middle East and Europe. U.S. College He entered Oberlln College 'n Ohio, in 1927 and was graduated wilh a major In economics. In the Sec SERVICE on Fife 14 In 11-1]2 hour.s. Johnson walked arm In arm ith General Mac Arthur to the jlane. Shaking hands with the oc- upation chief, he said, "You are loing a magniricient job. Take care if yourself-" As the plane taxied down the dnrkj •miway, MacArthur commented John.son's and Brad ley's visit here id been "highly successful. A dt- ihtfiil trip." In his statement handed news- nen. .Johnson .said he and Bradley iad obtained the facts they sought •from discussions with MacArthur nd the commanders of our most m port ant installations In the Pacific ftnt! from our own obscrva- .ions," In the western Pacific Johnson and Bradley visited the Philippines. -Japan and Okinawa, Information Complete Johnson's Information was so complete that an expected second conference with MacArthur was not held during the secretary's live hour stopover here. Previously he had idlcatcd a second conference would be held if time permitted. Instead MacArthur paid brief and informal farewell calls separately on Johnson and Bradley in their apartments at the American embassy. Tills completed the security phase of a double Investigation of American policies for the Far Cast and Japan. John Foster Dulles, pursuing the political and economic side, is scheduled to hold a second conference with MacArthur around noon tomorrow. Dulles is the Republican advlsci to the U. S. State Department on Japan. This meeting was arranged after Dulles had revised his own schedule and had requested the scs-1 sion. This could mean that Dulles! had encountered new aspects of the' Japanese peace treaty question on which he wanted MacArthur's opinion. The Republican adviser Ulked City Police Holding Man For Car Theft C.'B. Branscom. 23. of 1000 West Cherry Street, Is being held In the city Jail here today In connection with the theft of a car at Caruth- crsvillc and lor Investigation in connection wilh the theft of ono here yesterday. Branscom was arrested this morning by City Officers Fred Hocirje and Rii.s-sel Gunter on Highway fit a.s he entered the city limit.';. At the time ol his arrest he was driving a 1947 model Chevrolet reported stolen In Caruthersvllle last night. According lo Chief of Police John Foster. Branscom admitted stealing the Ciiriithersvillc car and also admitted stealing a 1949 Ford belonging to the niythevillc Propane Gas Company here yesterday. Chief Faster quoted Hranscorn as saying that he abandoned the Ford in Carnthersville. Missouri officers, however, have not located the car. Another Gas Line To Come to State LITTLE HOCK. June 23. W)— Two companies in two days hava announced they hope to lay pipelines for natural gas through Arkansas. At Houston, Tex., yesterday, the Vnltey Gas Pipeline Co.. said it would ask Federal Power Commission authorization for a $144,500,000 line from Texas and Louisiana lo Southern Michigan and Indiana. Points along the described route Included El Dorado and Jonesboro, Ark. Another concern, the Texas-Illinois Natural Gas Pipeline Company, said Wednesday It would lay a 30- Inch line between the two states. The route of the proposed line roughly parallels the Missouri Pacific railroad from southwest to northeast through Arkansas. Cost 01 the line was estimated at $117,000,000.

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