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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHTA «T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 84 Bljtheville Daily Nen Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllk Courier Blythevllle Herald BLYTHEVILT.E, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1950 FOURTEEN PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Capture of Seoul Completed; England Offers Naval Forces —Courier News Photo KING SIZED KLAT TIRE—So you think you gol troubles when A tire goes flat on that long- awaited vacation trip? How v, r ould you like to change a steel lire of these gigantic proportions? This one didn't exactly go "flat" but it did slip the wheel much in the manner of a Springfield wagon tire <and put Frisco Engine No, 833 out of commission temporarily. It was still on the Ash Street crossing at noon, today, 'Casey's Iron Horse Threw a Shoe Today To Set Up City Sideshow of 'Jawn Henrys' Attlee's Decision Designed to Lend Support to U.S. LONDON, June 28. (AP)—Prime Minister Attlee announced today Britain has decided to place its naval forces in Japanese waters at the disposal of the United States to support American action in south Korea. Alice said th« British naval forces were offered foi immediate use. He made he announcement in the House of Commons. "1 need scarcely say, thai the Prime Minister speaks for all parties in the House when he makes this announcement," Winston Churchill, leader of the Conservative op- siLion, declared. We shall do our best to give ilm any support lie needs in what seems to me an inescapable duty." AUlee said British forces nroum lapiiri "arc nlmost the some a! those of the U.S. naval forces." The whole House cheered. Tlie announcement came in response A b[g "Iron Horse" threw a shoe here today and set up a down- 'lown sideshow for erstwhile working Blythevillians. Small voys 1 violin lessons went begging and grown men slipped out early Tor their mid-morning coffee to watch modern "Jnwn Henrys" wield the sledge and torch to put a sidetracked "Casey Jones" back on wheels. Meanwhile, the big steam engine 'has perched dejectedly across the Ash Street Crossing since 12:10 a.m. while railroad men mugged hot Java and speculated on a promised new departure. It was still there at noon. Frisco's Engine No. 833 rolled into town last night on a St. Louis La Memphis run and took a company siding to let a north bound passenger train ease by. Being supper time (or whatever meal a night worker eats at that time). Engineer L. W. Anselm said the railroad men took time out lo eat and parked their 101 freight cars on a siding south of the depot. After the passenger passed, the trainmen were moving back to recouplo the cars when one of the engine's huge iron wheels lost tire on the Ash Street crossing. To keep the freight cargo moving, Chaff ce, Mo., moved another engine down which picked up the freight load at 7 o'clock and shuttled it on to Memphis.. It was first thought that a new tire was In order, but jack equipment brought by a Memphis repair crew proved inadequate and it was decided to weld the old one back Into place. The violin lessons? Office work? Oh, well, it's summer and who wants to work oil the time anyway. , Russia Takes Note of Korean Crisis in Press Negro Sought For Robbery f t>i * * ••* ~v -*••>£.* ">.. Three-State Alarm For Blytheville Man The sheriff's office today' sent out i three state alarm for the arrest of John Henry Wilson, Blytheville Negro, who :is wanted on a charge of armed. -: robbery in connection with .tlie'.theft of several hundred dollars-from an elderly Negro woman near Forty and Eight yesterday afternoon. Sheriff William Berryman snid this morning that Wilson entered the home of Ora Russell near Forty and eight, slugged her and took an undetermined. amount of cash which the woman had hidden in her home. Sheriff Berryman said the exact amount taken was not known but it may exceed $1,000. The robbery occurred around 4 p.m. yesterday, Sheriff Berryman said. Officers were not notified until "approximately two hours afterward. Berryman said Wilson's trail was picked up Immediately after officers were notified. The trail led to a grocery store on South I6th Street where officers missed the Negro bj R scant 10 minutes. He lias not been * heard of since. Following the robbery the Negro woman was treated tor cuts and bruises about the head and face. he* U.S/'-Seve: Formosa, today o'r^dered their pianos nd warships to'ljalt attacks pii the Communist mainl'vnd. Thus an uneasy truce prevails in lie civil war The Communistslare free to vlo- ite it, but. only at the risk ot .a lash with the warships, jet fig:rt- rs and bombers of tlie U.S. Seventh Fleet. £•: The cease fire in' : no. way affects he Nationalist guerrillas on the mainland. They have been report- increasingly active in the south ind east. For the time being they :urry the burden of the struggle. The Nationalists acted after Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy with scattered thnndershowers i north and west portions this after loa CLOUDY noon and in southeast and cxt-rom south portions tonight. Thursda partly cloudy. Missouri forecast: Cloudy this al ternoon with scattered shoxvers o thunderstorms south and eas! clearing northwest and cloudy soul and east with scattered showers •> thunderstorms southeast and ex treme smith portions tonight; tonight 50's. Minimum this morntnc—62, Maximum yesterday—00. Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise tomorrow—1:50. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—33.41. Mean temperature (midway tween high and low)—76. • Normal mean temperature f June—18. This Bate Last Year Minimum this morning—74. Maximum j-cstcrday—95. Prcr-ipilalion Jan. 1 to this dat —31.15. Nationalists Call Truce In Civil War in China Dsceo/ecrns Take Time Out To Play Today Osceola w!H be host lonight to n Play Day Carnival, according to Charles Jolliff. manager of the Chamber of Commerce there. Festivities were lo begin nt 3 p.tn and will last until 8 p.m. on the high school campus north of the Osceola High School. The program will include a baseball game, be- twccn the Osceola Junior Legior and the Wilson Junior Legion teams Other features of the program wil include a bathing beauty content W. w. Prewitt, Sr.. Osceola Fire Chief, and Franklin Sanders, Superintendent oT Schools, are among the first entries. During the afternoon concessions ill be available to the public under a cover erected to provide shade. A jitterbug contest will end the day's festivities. Winners will be awarded prizes. Music will be furnished by the Brawley string band. rhe Osceola Fire Department headed a parade yesterday afternoon to publicize the event. The carnival Is being sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The summer recreation program will receive the proceeds. Dr. Joe Hughes Is president of the summer program and Mrs. Ed WcLss is general chairman of the carnival. American B-26 Crews Report Knocking Out Six Heavy Red Tanks A SOUTHERN JAPAN AIRBASE, June 28, (/!>>—American B- yii bomber crews returning from combat flights over South Korea reported tonight they hnd knocked out. six heavy Russian tanks on otic mission. Two of the B-25's were reported to have crashed. The crew ot one plane .succeeded in balling out. Returning piloU sold they hnd sighted no Russian InUlL fighter planes but several returning planes were hit by irmchincgiin fire from ground forces. Ben Has New Name for Sid conferred . this mornW f witJT^cn Chouchih-Jou, chHrStf the^CJuncse joint general staff, nnd'-otrrSr'hlgh officers. Temporary Measure It was emphasized that, the ncn.sc ire is a temporary measure. The Nationalist 1 * do not consider dial- it •ies their hands permanently. They "laye vowed to carry the war back .o the mainland. The American note. In which ?resdicnt Truman said the Seventh Fleet would, protect Formosa against invasion and called on : hiung to order a cease fire, ariiv- cd last night. U.S. . charge de'affairs Rouert Strong took it Lo Chiang's surbur- ban homo. He was accompanied by Foreign Minister George Yen, who translated the note for President Chiang. Chiang Lhcn went Into immediate conference with Yen, Premier Cnen Cheng and other officials. News Received Joyously The news of President Truman's move was received Joyously on Formosa and several newspapers issued one-page extras. Formosa has been steeling itself for an expected Red invasion across the 103-mlle- wide waters of Formosa strait. Ych earlier declared that President Truman's order was "a mast welcome sign of comradship in the fight again-st Communism." He called the order "a happy surpvi.se.' 1 "I am sure." he added, "the people will welcome President Truman's intervention and feel themselves part of the dmocratic defense against Communism." The official Chlne.se news agency quoted Chen ns saying "the seciuity council should now make a declaration to the effect that Soviet Russia should be held responsible for her direction of the attack on the republic of Korea." Before acting on Washington's demand for a cease fire, official 11 * seemed concerned over povibly ioss of face in breaking off the air and sea attacks now. The last air action came yesterday with raids on Tune Youth Stricken With Polio in NashrilJe Ryal Tune, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Tune, of Blytheville l.s In the Vanderbllt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., with a mild case of polio, It was reported here today. The child was visiting relatives in Shclbyvlllc. Term., with his mother when he became lil last Wednesday. A Shelbyville doctor reported the Illness fus polio' Thursday and the boy was taken to the Vanderbitt Hospital yestenfay afternoon. Mr. Tune was called last night. to Nashville three Communist air fields and the forces into action did mavsion porls of Swatow and Amoy stales government read on the southeast coast. Official Mouthpiece Of Party Asks, then Answers Questions MOSCOW, June 28. (IP) -Pravda, n the first public Russian com- uent on the new United States policy In the far Pacific, accuser] Americans today of ."direct acts ol TSBrcssion" against both Korea and Communist China, and asked: "have they gone too far." The front page editorial in Pravda, official newspaper of the Communist party central committee said President Truman's order dispatching ships and planes to Korea and Formosa was "further evidence that the American ruling circles no longer confine themselves to the preparations of aggression, but hrive gone over to direct acts of- aggression." ; . ' '. "The v American governrnent;., with its characteristic: in1ceremonipusi?j£i,s regards international law. "is grossly trampling on the United Nations charier, acting as though the United Nations organization did not exist at all," the newspaper said. Routine Handling News of President Truman's statement of yesterday was handled In a routine fnshion by the Moscow press and radio. Pravda published the nctunl news dispatch on pntse three. In four paragraphs. Izvestla, Ihe government, newsimpcr, printed it on the back page. Red Star and Red Fleet, the Army and Navy organs, also published the Tass dispatch on the back pages. Only Pravda. which carries great weight in Russia, mnde an editorial comment. Three dispatches from ?yongyang capital of north Korea, concerning tlie fighting In Korea, were published immediately preceding the dispatch about the statement ol President Truman. Just after tin tory of the President's statemcni cjimc a Tass dispatch from New York, quoting Gen. MacArthur on the military situation in souther! Korea. U.S. action in Formosa, snic Pravda. "Is similar, to American oc cupation of part of Chinese terri tory." Says U.N. Scorned (President Truman announced the O.S Seventh Fleet .would protect Formosa from a Chinese Communist attack and called for the Nationalist regime to hall operations against the Red-occupied mainland of China.) The editorial charged the U.S. government with "grossly scorning" the United Nations charter and with "acting as though the United Nations organization did not exist at all." The United States, the party organ said, had sought to present the U.N. with a "fail accompli" (accomplished fact) in "undertaking its openly aggressive act." "Who authorized the American government to take this step?" Pravda asked. "In putting Us armed the United •h an agrcc- RIJSSIA on Pajtc ^ 'hurchlH'K question "whether the naval forces we have on the spot are such as are necessary to make substantial contribution, relative lo American forces." Attlee sal dlt is "certain thai this country -• !|1 rv:rrv nut Its obligations lr "•'"'"is." Other Obligations He c .. ,.s "already i M carrying a.neavy burden In holding I the line in southeast Asia," where British troops are engaged In fighting Communist-led guerrillas In Mnlnya. He said the British cabinet feels that Russia will not intervene to touch off n global conflict because she definitely does not want war. Asked how British commonwealth countries were chipping in to support U.S. action against the north Koreans, Attlee said; "We have our responsibilities un- Lancy Applies Term 'Liberal' to McMath On Political Tour Southern Korean Army Falls Back From Capital City i By HUSSKI, BKIN'ES 'TOKYO, Thursday June 20. (AP)—South Korea's army, scattered and chewed by big Kussian-innclc tanks o£ the northern invaders, struggled today to form a new line a score of miles south of their fallen capital of Seoul. Seoul and its airfield at Kimpo, 16 miles west, fell to the Communist invadora Wednesday after a see-saw struggle since the start of Ibe lied onslaught Sunday. Situation Serious, President Warns Reserve Officers der the U.N. We have token thi c action, commonwealth countries are equally members of the U.N. and it is, of course, [or them. to ile- Ide what action they will take." British naviil forces are In . Jop- inests' waters on summer exercises.' Thej'. include two cruisers, the Belfast and Jamaica, both armed with six .inch naval rifles; even destroyers, two fighters, n mlnc- sweepei patrol vessel and. one other auxiliary ship. The light fleet aircraft carrier, Triumph, Ls at Hong 'Kong. British bastion off the coast of China about 1,000 mi'jcs to the southwest of Korea. A. V. Harvey, conservative former air. commodore, asked Attlee to strengthen the British Air Force In Hoiig Kong. Attlee assured him "that is another matter which will naturally be taken into consideration." Before Attlee spoke, an officla source reiwrted Britain had offered the U.S. 10 warships for "mercy work." This source pictured Britain- as trying, for the moment, to confine its participation to a non-combatant role. Atllec's statement, several hours later, clarified British intentions. By The Associated Press Ben Lancy has tagged another label on the man he hopes to unseat as governor of Arkansas. Last week the former governor referred to Governor McMntli as "Traditional Sid"—but declared Nfc- wns traditional only when It icrvcd his purpose to be. In speeches Tuesday I,ancy used lie word "liberal" a dofccn or more hues In referring to McMalh, And ic used It 1n a manner to innke It >lr»hi he didn't care much for Ihe McMath brand of "liberalism." Fie apparently was trying lo tie WcMnlh up with national proposals 'avorcd by President 'Truman and its advlsor.s- He expressed opposition lo Ihe Bninnan Plan for federal farm support, national health insurance, anti-poll tax legislation, tlie proposed Fair Employment Practices Commission and others. McMalh hug indicated his own opposition loyal least some of (lie measures mentioned by Laney. •'• •-.. '.-Levels Cjharjfes "The present Governor, however, Is playing around with the people Who are demanding such laws," said Lancy. • McMath, who's been mixing his campaigning with "non-poll tlca] l! nppcarance.s, contented himself Tuesday with n reiteration of his Interest In Arkansas lUvcr development. At Ozark the Governor promisee! that his administration would con- 7-Year-Old Fractures Leg In Swing Fall Betty Ann Moxley, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W, 1.. Moxley, Enst Main Street, was taken to Campbell's Clinic in Memphis last night after breaking her leg In a fall. Betty Ann was swinging at the playground at the Starvuc Drive In when she lost her balance and fell out of the swing. She received a compound fracture of both bones in her lowrr rl^ht Teg. She Ls in a cast up to her thigh and will be at the clinic in Nfem- phls about a week, her father said. Soybeans Close tinuc a fight In behalf of a development project, which Is designed to make the Arkansas navigable from Tulsa dov.'nslream and to add power and flood control facilities. The project now is tied up waiting foi a congressional appropriation. "Chances of getting the money look slim now." McMath said, "1ml I believe the money can be gotten and this administration will continue to fight hard toward Ihl; end." McMath made two speeches. One was at the annual business meeting of a rural electric co-opcratlvc: the other, nl a meeting of the Junio Chamber of Commerce and other civic groups. Lancy. who concluded Tuesday', stamping with n,.speech at Hope was to rnnV:c five appearances In south Arkansas Wednesday winding up with a speech al Mngnolla Wed nesday night. York Stocks Jly . Nov Jan Mar Open High Low 2!)5-294y. 289 294 2I7',4-'.i 2I9','z 216'.; 21D-218 221',4 21B 223 ",J 221 Closing Quotations: AT&T Aincr Tobncco Anaconrla Copper Beth Slccl Chrysler Coca Coin Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Hit Harvester J C Penney Republic Steel Radio . Socony Vacuum 2DR-205! Studebakei 218! 221 223 Standard of N J Rears Packard ....... 56 :t-: 30 I:is s- 13 1146 140 I- 83 5- 5t 112 326 S- 5li ft- 35 71!) 120 30 3, 74 . 45 3 3- No Wartime Panic Buying in City-Except for Tires By CI.AUUK Sl'ARKS Courier .N'cws Staff Wrllcr Korean war affect Blythevllle? Not a ghost ot a chance. Or at least that's the way most of the city's shoppers seem to regard the situation according lo a Courier News survey this morning. A check of representative Blytheville business firms today showed thai only Joe Motorist seems to be concerned about his future and has been laying tn a supply of tires to meet any crisis to that effect. Blythevllle residents weren't jumping to buy goods which were scarce or rationed during World War II. So far, Uncle Sam has given no Indication that the present situation will hit the man on the street and Is doing nothing lo precipitate "scarce buying." Such action apparently would be unfounded at this time. The only marked change noted in city sales was found In the swift Increase In purchases of automobile tires. Om ot six tire dealers polled, three firms rerxwted that sales had jumped about 50 per cent since the outbreak of war in Korea. One noted a 25 to 30 per cent Increase exclusive of a jump dur to hot weather and a fifth reported no Increase All but one reported £ marked Jump In lire buying during the past two days ranging from 30 to 50 per cent. One large dealer in auto llres reported that his district office had informed him tire shipments will be Impeded If not halted by Monday. A poll of Blythevllle automobile dealers showed that people still weren't rushing In to buy although two said they had noticed an increase In Interest during the past two days. That Is, more people have been seen in showrooms lately. One salesman reported this morn- Ing that he sold one automobile yes- terday to a man who wanted belter automobile should the Ko rc.in crisis tighten. He didn't wan lo be caught again. Anain this places the mark on .Jo Motorist as four city shoe stores re ported no change whatsoever wit one dealer remarking that the cr! sis hnd hurt his shoe salus. In the grocery business, three larg grocery stores and two neighbor hood groceries saw no change. Sale of colfce, sugar, soap, fals and can ncd goods were proceeding at a nor mal pace. And the ladles aren't worric about Ihelr hosiery cither. Tluc dealers In ladies wearing apparel re ported there had been no change. Loss of Seoul imd Kinipo and conccjiskm Unit Inchon, Seoul's port 20 miles west, was probably untenable, were confirmed by Hit! United SLatcA Defense Department It) Washington. The ComniunlsLs, belrnying the completeness of their invasion preparations, quickly ben tin broadcasting from Seoul, Introduced Lee Sun Yu]i, defense minister ol the northern regime, rus the now mayor of Seoul. 'Lakes Over In the broadcast, heard In Tokyo, Lee even ordered Seoul schools to reopen today, Carrying out President Truman's orders for American ntr and naval support for the html-pressed, south Korean troops, the U.S. Fur East Air Forces announced Its Jet fighters nncl llfiht bombers effectively nHacked north Korean positions northwest, of Seoul on Wednesday. A summary said troop concentrations, truck convoys and railroad yards near Munsan. 25 miles northwest- of Seoul, were bombed. It said ne American F-B2 fighter and a -26 light bomber were reported cslroycd on the ground by strafing the Russfcm-made north Korean Innos. United State,; ground troops are ot being employed, but General flacArthur sent n AlRiinl corps unit o set up a field headquarters spirit-, •here In south Korea today . " " p;- 11. .King. Associated ..._ orreKpondent, reported "/from *^W-: von, 20 miles south of Seoul, (hat he defense forces were trying to' e-foim Just north of Suwon under icn. chlo Byong Duk. south Kocan chief of staff. ' Retreat Still Orderly King said the southerners stilt r cre falling back In order, but that hey hnd been badly mauled by the northern tanks. (The U.S. Defcn.<ie Department denlifled these ns 35-ton Russlcin- nadc T-34's, mounting 7(3 or 8B- ullUmclcr guns, and siruitl 12-lon ins. 1 ;Inn-made T-70's.) .Suwon, according to King, was jam mcd with civilians running T,vay from the Reds approaching rom the north. Korean rumyle.'ul- ir.s tried to whip their badly cbe'r- cd troops into a defense line around Sit won. King snid. There arn stlJl large numbers of south Korean units north of Seoul, he said, who have been virlual- y cut off and Isolated by the sudden advance of the Communists. Seoul was in panic as the northern troops approached. Every road overflowed with fleeing people. lug- King bundles of whatever they could ;alher. The sou the rn troops, (n the! r iiaste to slow ur> the Red advance, blew up bridges south of Seoul, cutting off many who would have escaped, NrwsniRn In Kcranc Three American correspondents. Burton Crane of the New York Times, Frank Gtbncy of Time mag- a/lnc and Kcves Beech of the Chicago Haily News, barely escaped with their lives when a brtduc over the Han River was blown. Scores of dead and. injured Uttered bridge. Truman Comments Only Briefly on Korean Developments WASHINGTON, June 28 —(*)— President Truman said today bo hopes the United States decision to challenge the onward . march of Communism wilt mean "peace In the world. 1 ' The President addressed the ra- serve officers association whos* members stood ami cheered when he cnme before them at the Mayflower Hotel. Smilingly' acknowledging thehr demonstration, Mr. Truman then solemnly told them: "We'face a serious situation." <. He went on to say he hopes hi» : decision would serve the cause of our country arid a peaceful world, Before Mr. Truman spoke, Secre- ary of Defense Louis ^Johnson tie- * ,J>ed (he Sunday night White icclslon to send planes-and ? " the aid, of south.jKorea iCst hour"' liV American Johnsoa/ also loJd the reserve association that the national de- !euse is stronger than ever before In our peacetime history. • Carrying out Mr. Truman's momentous decision, American planes already were in action in Korea. •Supplies on Way From this country, an increasing volume of war materials was pouring into Pacific pipelines to strengthen the front against Communism all along the line drawn by the President against Communist aggression. Top officials here were following reports from Korea cloauly, but Mr. Trumnn had put bis daily schedule largely back on the usual routine after three days devoted almost exclusively to the far Pacific situation. However, the President reserved a major spot on his afternoon conference schedule for a talk with W. Stuart Symington, chairman of the National Resources Security Hoard. That board has the duty of preparing detailed plans for civilian defen.se and Industrial mobilization in time of war, Mr. Truman's talk to the reserve as.sociation was off the cuff, without benefit of prepared manuscript. Apjilrtiicled In a chatty vein, he spoke for several minutes without mention of Korea or the week end "developments. Stressing the importance of civ- Ulan as well EUI military sen-Ice, ha said he tins had difficulty in getting the right men to fill important North Korean tanks spearheaded the arlvance on Seoul. The Rcdi Inter broadcast from the capital that an Important announcement would be forthcoming shortly. Pilots returning from American bombing attacks on tlic northern invaders said from nil appearances the capital was In Red hands. Landing at a southern Japanese nirbasc the pilots, some of whose planes were shot up by Red ground force machineguns. said they .saw heavy fighting but were unable to determine how the battle was 30! nt King, who landed at Suwon. 20 miles south of Seoul, said Klmpo airfield, 10 miles west and slightly north of Seoul, had been captured by the Reds. He said Red force. 1 ? were advancing on Suwon, the designated capital of the republic if Seoul fell. King reported Communist troops scarce ly cl(?ht miles from Suwon. . posts In government. the it is not only because of !ov/cr government compensation, he said, but men who serve in government posts have to stand "a certain amount of criticism" that Is "not deserved." Me praised the reserve officers association a"d said be was "proud to be a reserve officer." Then, in a light vein, he said hft .still has a commission although '"I am somewhat beyond the age limit. 1 * "But," he added, "I don't believe they are going to retire me." When he concluded, the presiding officer asked the reserve members for a demonstration of their support for "the commander in chief" /or his "dramatic decision" yesterday. The audience stood and applauded as one man. N. O. Cotton Late Bulletin— BULLETIN WASHINGTON, .lunr 2X. MV- A lop-heavy Senate vole today K.IVC final Congressional approval to a one-year extension of the draft art. The vole was unanimous—76-0. July . Oct. Dec. Mar. May Open High Low Close 3332 3333 3325 3318b . 3230 3284 3264 3K4 , 3271 3274 3253 3253 , 326« 3271 3268 325Ib , 3269 3271 32W 3245 New York Cotton Open High Low close July 3350 3365 3345 3331 Oct 3280 3293 3275 3MO Dec . 3280 32S5 3265 3272 Mar 3282 3285 3265 3271 May 3279 3282 3259 3263

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