The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 26, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. .XLVI—NO. 82 Blj'theville Daily Ne« Blythevillc Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Ely they Ul« Hertld BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNK 26, 1950 FOURTEEN PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS EASTERNS COOTS Korean Capital Fall Appears Certain; Truman Pledges Support of UN Effort ._ . _._ - 1 ^lii?';«>/ —Courier News Photo MISSCO SCOUTS DEPART—The first contingent of Mississippi; County Boy Scouts left for the Scout nboree in Valley Forge,,Pa., Saturday. Manila Scoutmaster O. O. Stivers is shown securing, his charges after making the first stop In Blythevilie. ' ' • 10 Mustang Fighters Among War Supplies Readied for Korea Bulletin -^••••^ SEOUL, Korea, Tuesday. June 27. (/P>—Communist Invader* front North Korea, threw a lank column to the outskirts of Seoul early today, and President Synjman Khe* blamed the crisis on "too lltlle and loo late" American aid. Through % spokesman the 75-year-old president of Die American- sponsored southern republic told the Associated Press at 3;20 a.m.: "With American aid cominjr an late as it ha*, it k very difficult to save anything. "We hive nothing lo stop thoee Unkc. Missco Dry s Take Petitions to County Arkansas dry forces have moved in on Blythevilie and Mississippi County with their campaign to outlaw the sale of whiskey, beer and wine in the stale. They expect to have petitions completed by the week's end, the Rev. J. H. Jernignn, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and chairman of the city drive, said today. Four Major Railroads Are Crippled by Strikes Directed by the Temperance League of Arkansas, the campaign is a state wide movement to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors in Arkansas. The petition, according lo the Rev. Roy I. Bagley. pastor of Ihe First Methodist v Chuicrj^ and chairman ol the FlytlievUfe NJwistenal Alliance defines an Intoxicating beverage .as "any containing 'more than .5 of one percent weight. The movement has been given the general endorsement of 'the Alliance,'.the Rev. Bagley said. Petition fit Be Filul Bft order for the act to be Ihled on the Noveo&*r^aaUot .-.a* Ob Id be * uo dry forces s _ , ing signatines of rffcht per cent-of the legal voters of Arkansas with the secretary of state's office by July T, the Rev. Bagley explained. Only those persons who paid t-hetr poll, tux not Inter thnii Oct.I, 1949 may sign the petition, the Rev. Hagley added. Poll taxes for 1950 must be paid by October of 1950 in order to vote in the November election. Missco Offictr.t Officers of the Mississippi Comity dry drive are the Rev. Rtis.seII Duffer, pastor of New Liberty Baptist Church, chairman; the Rev/ E. C Brown, piislor of First Baptist Church, associate chairman; the Rev. P. H. Jernlgan, chairman of the BlytheviHe drive. Forty petitions are being circulated in Blythevllle with 50 signa- j lures to each one making a total of 2,000 sought for the city, the Rev. Jernlgan said. He further stated he believed that number would be reached by the end of the week. Eisht I'cr Cent Sought It was not determined how many petitions or signatures arc sought for the county. However, dry forces are seeking eight per cent o[ the legal voters in Arkansas. In 1949, 15,541 persons paid poll taxes in the county. The Temperance League, sponsor of the movement, an outgrowth of the old Anti-Saloon League and is not connected with the Women's jfcristlan Temperance Union, the Wtv. Bagley said. Clyde E, Colter, of Little Rock, Is secretary of the in- tcr-denominntionnl group. Wei Since 193-> Should the act be placed on the November ballot and approved by Arkansas voters, it would be the first time Mississippi County has been legally dry since March 16. 1935 when Gov. J. M. Pulrell signed the Thorn liquor bill and compan- Scc DKYS mi Page 9 By RUSSELL BRINES TOKYO, June 26. (AP>—The United States rushed preparations today for supplying Communist-invaded Soulli Korea with much needed, war .materials—including 10 F-5L Mustang fighter planes. General MacArthiir's headquarters announced that transfer of tlie planes had been approved in Washington, but added that the date had not been fixed. 'Disregard for Peace Will Not Be Tolerated/ President Declares By JOHN M. H1GHTOWER "•"••••i ' WASHINGTON, June 26. (AP)—President Truman today pledged full United States support of United Nations efforts to end the "unprovoked aggression" against Soutli The announcement salo 1 the planes would be turned over to Korean pilots In Japan. South Korea has 60 trained pilots ready lo t fly the sorely needed aircraft, CHICAGO, June: 26.:. f/P) _ The stride" of 4.000 AF 1 !/ switchmen had brought four major western rnll- roads-to a standstill today and hnd thrown thousands of other workers out of jobs. tied up liy the walkout yes- Ii Rio Grande Western; ithe 1,500-mile Chicago" and -Great; Western; and the ,.1,125-mile Western Pacific. The fifth struck Hue. the 8,000- mile Great- Northern, said it has mainUiined near normal passenger service but that Us freight movements have'been crippled. The men left their jobs in support of EI demand for a 40-hour week at the present 48-hours pay, equal to a wage boost of 31 cents an hour. In taking the strike action, they rejected a recommendation by a presidential fact-finding board that they be grunted H 40- hour week and a pay increase of 18 cents an hour. The union now has a contract with the Delaware, Lacka wanna, and Western railroad at the terms requested o( the other lines. 35,000 Lay-off The strike deadline at 6 a.m. local time yesterday found the four railroads ready to halt operations. They had announced earlier that it final negotiations "tailed 'ot a selllement, hey would not even^iry to run:any ^ms during, the.strike. ^ 'I"hey announced the layoff "of ' a,V 35,000, other employes, most .of .them effective today: Settlement- negotiations continued until shortly before the strike deadline -under supervision of the National;(railway) Mediation Board. In a final effort, T. E. Bickers, board secretary, made a telegraphic appeal to union president Arthur J. Glover to postpone the walkout. Glover replied from Ins home in Buffalo, N.Y.. that the railroads had "not only offered no solution lo the dispute, but absolutely refused to bargain in the spirit intended by the Railway Labor Act. "It is.our position," Glover added, "that no board heard our dispute in accordance with the provisions ot the Railway Labor Act, consequently there could be no board recommendations that would apply to us." Campaign Fund Probe Pledged 'We'll Investigate Any Complaint'Gillette Promises Weather Two Billion Increase In Farm Supports Set WASHINGTON, June 26. • </T>—Senator Ellender (D-La) claimed enough votes today to complete congressional action on R $2,000,000,000 increase in government farm price support funds. As the Senate prepared to vote-on the (arm bill at 3 p.m. (EST), there was determined opposition—aimed not at the price supports but at an amendment intended to halt or reduce farm imports from Canada, Mexico and other nations. Leading this opposition were scn-K a tors Magnuson (D-Wash) and Morse IR-Ore). They have objected to spetiding government funds lo keep prices high for U.S, farmers, while allowing potatoes, fruits, grains, beef cattle and othei competitive imports lo add to domestic price and surplus problems. Magnuson and Morse want to send the price support legislation back to a Senate-House conference committee with orders U> tighten up language intended to restrict imports of farm products. Their argument collides with th*i :* ;By EDWIN B. HAARINSON ' WASHINGTON, June 36. (AP) — A promise to investigate '.'any coni- jplamt thai-seems worthy" came to•;day from the head of ,the Senate 'group polling this year's senatorial elections. ' Senator Gillette (D-Iowa), chairman of the Senate subcommittee on elections, already has promised to send invstlgntorfi into five stat&s: Pennsylvania,- Illinois, Florida, and North and South Carolina. In the past some similar investigating committees have refused to net unless ft got complaints in the form of sworn affidavits, often b; the candidates themselves. "But, we will examine any am all complaints," Gillette told a reporter. Funds I.lmlt Scope He added, however, llmt can't, hope to police the elections in all states. We don't have the fund or the staff." Gillette said hi.s group ha.«; requested detailed reports on penclitures and contributions fo all Senate candidates in prlmar elections and nominating conven lions. "These are not required now b taw," he explained. "However candidates are required to make de tailed reports on all contribution and expendiutres both prior to an after the general election." Gillette personally favors a fed era] law putting limits upo amounts a Senate candidate ma primary or nominatln Arkansas forecast: Clear to partly cloudy* this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday A few scattered thunders how crs in northwest portion tonight. Not much change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and through Tuesday with 1 scattered thundersruwers .south central portion tonight and extreme ! south portion Tuesday; cooler north' and central portions Tuesday; low tonight 55-60 extreme north to 70 .south; high' Tuesday 15-80 north, 90 south. Minimum this morning—71. Maximum yesterday—100. Minimum Sunday morning—72. Maximum Saturday—<H Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise toniorrow-r4;49. Precipitation 48 hours lo 7 a.m, today—none. Total since Jan. 1—33.41. Mean le mp era lu re (m Id way bc- u^en high and low)—855. 1 jlformal mean temperature for June—IS. TMs Date tasl Vrar Minimum this morning—74. Maximum yesterday—93 Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —30.96. administration's tariff-cutting programs under the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act. Press OK Senators Ellender, Holland (D- Fla) and other supporters ot price support programs were pressing the Senate to accept, the compromise already approved by the House. "I think we will have ample votes to put this through unless there arc a lot of absentee senators today," Ellcnder told a reporter. "If Senators will jusl study this compromise they will ace it gives much more protection against farm imports than present law." Under existing law the President may limit foreign farm imports or increase import fees on them on the recommendation of the Tariff Commission. At the urging of Magnusoii and Morse, the senate approved a plan to: 1. Allow the Secretary of Agriculture to make recommendations as to import quotas and higher fees. 2. Prohibit any new trade agree ments or extensions of present pacts preventing new restrictions on farm See FARM on Page 0 Speedy OK Of Draft Act Is Expected WASHINGTON. June 26. (>Ti— A swift compromise was expected today on a draft bill giving President 1 Truman power to order men into uniform when Congress is out of town. Following Senate passage of a draft bill last week, sonic lawmakers riad predicted [hat Senate-House conferees also would agree to a two- year extension of the present selective service law. However, the Communist Invasion of south Korea prompted speculation that the conferees might now aim at getting the strongest draft machinery possible. In their efforts to write a single bill from the differing measures passed by the two chambers. Approval of a two-year extension would Involve one major concession from each end of the capitol. The Senate approved a three-year extension while the House voted fo keep "trigger control" of any actual induction of youths 19 through 25 in the hands of Congress. At present, selective service is being kept alive by a stopgap 15-day extension rushed through Congre.^ and signed by President Truman last Friday, a few hours before the 19^8 net expired. spend in % convention. Federal law now .sets a top only lor the final or general clec tion. It is »25,000 for a Senate can didate and $5,000 for a House nan didate, unless state laws fix a lover limit. Gov. James H. Duff, of Pcnmyl vanfa, who was nominated for sen a tor in the Republican primar May 16, said Saturday that Con has no legal authority to I vest I gate Republican primary>cam paign'expca^es there. At the same time, he said, th 'If the Democrats want an invea tlgatlon, I welcome It; and th sooner the better so as to leave ix body in confusion." Gillette said his group is not mal ing public the wide variety of com plaints as they arrive. He said from Seam" said. Meantime, serious young Ameri- Jet lighter plolets, ready to oat if attacked, spread an aerial mbella from Japan to South Koa. Authoritative sources said con- nuous air cover would be malri- ained to protect evacuation of me 700 American women and illdren from Korea and assure fe passage of convoys carrying munitions and war materiel" to ic South Koreans. General Mac Arthur's headqtiars- STS Is rushing preparations for upment of Ihe munitions and ateriel, until the plane announce- ent, the U.S. had supplied south .orea only with defensive weapons —garand rifles, machine guns and 05 millimeter howitzers. .-,. Bith the 'evacuation and Korean ilpments \ jviil have "a Naval es- ort and jkir, coverage"^ & hgadj- uarters spokesman' adrijed: - '"*' At^ahnost [he moment -the- an- ipuiicement, •• American fighter lanes Hew over Seoul, the south Korean capllol. on the way to cover ne first evacuees. They are board- ng two ships at Inchon, Korean •est coast port. At sea, American estroyers will pick up the two hips and convoy them to Japan. Shoot If Necessary American pilots were under criers to protect their patrol -/one, eliable Informants said, and tills leans shooting- If necessary to de- end themselves or the ships under scort. These .sources said the 600-plus :i hour F-SO jets—the all-force's 'Shooting SUirs"—will predominate in the air cover, which will also nclude F-82 twin 'mustangs, all weather fighters designed for night duty. It was an F-32 which tangled with a Yak-3 over Seoul today In sight of ground observers, the sources said. The plane orglnally was Identified as an F-51, a single Mustang. The American plane did not fire fire informants here said, jut apparently drove off the Yak merely by wheeling toward It. The jets are armed with six .50 caliber machine nuns in the nose. They also caA carry two 1,000 pound jombs and eight five-inch rockets. A single seat ship, they have a combat radius of more lhan 500 miles. Munitions Later Shipments of munitions, which spokesman for General MacArthur said are being prepared, probably will not begin for 'several days, the sources added. It might lake six days, they said, to complete details of loading and other essentials. Munitions shipments will be mostly by sea unless emergency circumstances remiire hurried aerial transport, they added. At the outbreak of hostilities it was estimated the south Koreans had enough ammunition for 10 days. Ships are expected to include all types of munitions, from small arms to artillery, as well as replacements parts and ..Imllar essentials. Mac Arthur's spokesman gave no CITKS RACE NEWS SERVICE—FCC Chairman Wayne Coy (above) tells Senate crime investigating committee at Washington, that he believes the Continental Press Service of Cleveland may be involved in criminal violations of the anil-trust Irtws through I Us distribution of racing news to bookmakers. (AP Wire- photo) " : Erickson Gets 2 Years, Fine Big Time Gambler Must Serve Time, Pay $30,000 NEW , YORK, June Frank .Erickson, klngptn : - tionwidc'-bookijjnklnK Korea. In n statement, tile President declnicci: ••Willful disregard of Hie obligation to keep the pence cannot be loteriUctl by nations thnl support, the United Nations cbftrter." He said tbe United ' Stutca Is pleased with Hie sliced and determination of the u. N. security council In ordering n withdrawal of the invndtng forces. Then his slntcmcnt added: "In accordance with the resolution or the Security Council. Uie United Slates will vigorously support the effort, of the council to terminate this serious breach ot the pence. "Our concern over Ihc lawle.s-s fiction taken by the forces from north Korean, and. our .sympathy nnd support, for the people of 'Korea In Ihis situation, are being demonstrated by tho cooperative action of American personnel in Korea, well as by steps taken to exihidlte and augment n.ssistance of tile type being furnished under the mutual defense assistance program. "Those rfiS|X>us!rjte for this ncl of aggression tmisl realize how seriously the government of the United State.s vlew.i such threats to the iwace of the world." . " : ' Mr, Truman's statement \v.>. handed to reporters by pvesldcritla secretary Charles G. Ross. Troops Aid <$IH-sllonablr At no point did the President', statement say directly whether not tills country would send, armccl Miss Arkansas Contest Hears Judging to Begin Wednesday Night; Finals Thursday HELENA, Ark., June 26. </!•>— Mis* Arkansas will be selected from among 31 contenders her* Wednesday and Thursday. The winner of the annual Ar- knusn.i contest goes to Atlantic City to compete for the Miss America title. The contestants will be divided Into two groups for the preliminary judging Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. Wednesday night one group will model bathing suits and evening 'gowns. ,v Members. ol the other group will demonstrate the singing, dancing; pinna 'playing, sketching or what,-; ever .the skill with which they hop* to fniprcss the judges. .Thursday afternoon the groups will reverse the parts. The model*.become performers and vice versa. The finals will be Thursday nlghi. All shows will be held at Recreai tlon-Field on a .stage built to resemble a Mississippi Rlver'steamboat. day was sentenced to two years in prEson,a 1 rid. a £10,000 fine. - The chubby. 54-year-old gambling mojnil, who had plied his multimillion-dollar betting trade for n quarter century'without .spending a day in Jail, was sentenced in special sessions -court. He could have received up to 60 yenrs In prison. Erickson threw himself on the mercy of the court last Monday by pleading guilty to a GO-count gambling charge. Terms Consciuillvr A three-Judge panel gave Erickson a one-year prison term on one count for conspiracy and EI second year on the first of 50 counts of bookmnkihg. The terms are Lo run consecutively. The moon-faced, balding gambling boss, admitted operator of a $12,500,- QQO-a-ycar. coast-to-coast bookmaking empire, also was given a suspended penitentiary term of three years. The 'sentence was handed down by justices Nathan D. Pcrlman, Frank Oliver and John V. Flood. District Attorney Franks S. Hogan had urged the court to impo.-e penalty of five yenrs imprisonment, and a $30,000 fine. Erickson was fined the maximum amount, $500 on each of the fifl counts. ' Ross whatsoever to the b'rjje statement. Ke .would not discuss Ihe possibility of, the use of American troops ROM" did say that Mr. Truman would see Secretary of Defense Johnson later in the day. The President was keeping his schedule clear of routine In order to concentrate on the Korean situation. The big question being asked In this capital was whether thn United States wtws ready to supply armed forces If the United Nations asked for them to back up Its weekend "cense fire" order In Korea. Reporters got a chance Lo put it to Secretary of Defense Johnson when he visited the capital for discussion of the general military assistance program with the Senate Foreign Relation* Committee. J oh n-son 'a reply: '' That's a good question." A reporter: "But what is the answer?" ; . "I didn't give an answer." MaJ. Gen. Lynian L. Lemnitzcr director of the foreign arms alt program who was with Johnson told a reporter he did not- think the SfR TRUMAN on Soybeans July Nov. Jan. High LOW ,. 303V/ 297 . 219 212 217>; 214 219-19 Close 302-02 Mar 222U 217',* 221H wants to avoid their possible use to ndlcaUon or the strength of the air cover for shipments to Korea or what Naval units will participate. Neither did he say what equipment and supplies will be shipped except to say "munitions and materiel that arc required by south Korea." Washington had ordered MacArthur to send aid to the American-supported Korean government. Korea Situation Drops Market NEW YORK, June 2fi—MV- Big blocks of stocks were dumped on the market today In the first response to hostilities in Korea. Leading issues plunged $1 lo around $5 a share. Opening transactions were long delayed for ti.any important shares — notably steel and automobile stocks—while buyers and sellers hngglcd over prices. fnltlal transactions ranged up to 35,000 shares In the case of Radio Corp. which dropped to $20 a share. The heavy opening sales were the result of selling orders which piled up over the weekend. Alter this influence elections. He said his subcommittee is attempting to avoid being used for partisan purposes In tMs year's elections, either by Democrats ,or Republicans, or various [actions within those parties. New York Cotton July Oct. , D«c. Mar. May Open High Low Close 3323 3373 3317 3340 3260 3323 3260 32«7 3260 3319 3255 3257 3263 3318 3254 3261 3260 3305 3257 3255 N. O. Cotton July . Oct. . Dec. . Mar. . May . Open High Low Close 3290 3255 , 3256 . 3258 i 3363 3344 3317 330S 3329 3318 3288 3252 3241 3246 3245 3318 3252 3247 3248 3245 glut of business was disposed of. tendency to the market showed level off. Standard oil (NJ) opened S3.25 share lower at $75. Bethlehem Steel cracked $2.25 to $3.15 on a trade of 7,000 shares. U.S. Steel did not appear on the fast-moving ticker tape during the first hour or so of business. Police Officer Speaks at Meet Of Missco Group I.t. Jack Rbca of the Traffi Division of Arkansas State Pollc was principal speaker at a nicctin of the North Mississippi Count Home Demonstration Council tn th Woman's Building at Walker Par Saturday. Lt. flhca spoke to Home Demon stralion Club members on higbwa safety. Two films on safety wer also shown during the program. It was announced at the mectln that Mrs. trench. Mrs. Tom Ken netl of Leachville, Mrs .Roy Vcac of l/ost Cane, Mrs. Jim Laccy Leachville and Mrs. T. R. VIAlso of Armorcl will attend the sla council meeting In Paycltcvillc 1 August and that Mrs. C. P. Michac of Dogwood. Mrs. Lee Stiles of Yar hro. Mrs. Watson and Mrs. B. ; Bugg o( Yarbro will atlcnd the na tionai mecttng In Blloxi, Miss., Oc loner. 'Bootlegging 1 Case Continued Hearings for two Blythevilie men on charges of Illegal liquor and beer sales were continued until Saturday In Municipal Court this morning. Arrested yesterday were W. W. Jones, Blythevilie taxi driver and Michael Moran. Jones Is , charged with selling whiskey on Sunday and selling whiskey without a license. Moran is charged with selling beer on Sunday, selling whiskey on Sunday and selling whiskey without a license. Both men are free under $250 bonds. The two men were arrested yes- terday by a State Revenue Department agent and Blythevtllc police. Jones was arrested after he sold whiskey to tho revenue agent who PMA Group Hold Crops Meeting Members of the County Prodi* tlon and Marketing Committee m Ihts afternoon in the Court Hou. here to discuss progress in tl North Highway 61 after he had sold both beer and whiskey lo the revenue agent. Officers said that at the lime Moran sold the whiskey and beer to the revenue ngent there were several customers in the tavern drinking beer. ing since measuring started thr weeks ago. The committee was also achcdi ed to take action on applications f farm storage facility loans and < the 1951 wheat allotment list! sheets. Brlnkley 'again : rector. Miss Leonora Slsilghter, :ecutlvc director of the Miss Amern pageant, will be a guest. Tiie '• Eastern Arkansas Young en's Club, .which sponsors the an- 1 beauty-talent contest, will hold annual convention In conjunc- nn with the pageant. • Oov. Roy Turner of Okl*om» 111 address a Joint meeting of Hel- clvlc clubs and the.EAYMO /cdnesrtay. He'll be Introduced by overnor McMalh. Helen Hanks Stephens, the cur- ent Arkansas Maid of Cotton will c official pageant hostess. ^ornersville Man Drowns 'n Swim Pool Samuel Harmon Vallos, 38, of Vorncrsvlllc, Mo., drowned yestcr- lay while swimming In Maywood. Swimming pool near Olive Branch, lsfl. A government Insect cxtermina- or, he drowned in approximately eight feet of water in the pool which at the time was accommodating approximately 1,000 bathers. According lo reports of the accident Mr. Vailes went to the pool n a party ot eight. Before enter- ng the pool he told those with him that he coiiltl hardly swim. Mr. Vallcs' body was found when another bather stepped on It approximately 30 feet from the edge o[ the pool. His body was recovered and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. He was taken to Methodist Hospital In Memphis where he was pronounced dead. Mr. Valles was visiting with friends In Memphis and went to the pool with a parly of Mempliians. He wa.s born at Humboidt. Teun., and moved to Hornersville as a child. He was a graduate of Hor- nersvilc High School. He Is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. IVenry Vailes, and three sisters. Mrs. George Demnsoy. Mrs. Charles Sharpmack and Mrs. Carl Blankcnship, all of Hornersville. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T 1S3 Amer Tobacco .. 66 5-» Annconda Copper 30 Beth Steel 35 Chrysler 73 Coca Cola 145 l-» Gen Electric 451-8 Gen Motors SO 1-8 Montgomery Ward 51 7-S N Y Central 12 int Harvester 26 5-3 J O Penney 57 3-* Republic Steel 33 3-« Radio 19 5-» Socony Vacuum 19 1-1 SUulebaker 31 Standard ol N J 74 Scars 43 1-1 Packard 3 3-4 U S Steel 33 1-4 Southern Pacific 317-1

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