The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 3, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 3, 1950
Page 10
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N1-.W* MONDAY, JULY S, 1M« Western Weak Points in East Are Problem of Red Stooges (Fred Hampson, AP Bureau Chkf In China and Hongkong- now • in the U. S. on home leave, here discusses possible developments In the Fax East as result of the Korean War). By FRED HAMI'SON* LOS ANGELES, July 3. (fPf—lt Moscow decides fo go all out in forcing the issue fa Ihc Far East there are several possible points or wUlack which could greatly embarrass the Ihc Western powers. But U will all depend on haw willing Russia's Far Eastern stooges are to pull Kremlin chestnuts out of the fire. With the Westren powers grftd-+—— - ually concentrating their limited Far Eastern forces on the Korean Job, the time will soon be ripe for the Reds to strike elsewhere. They could strike In any one of a number of places in an effort to make (ha Wesetrn nations .spread their strength thin. But the Kremlin can't do it. Stalin can only ask tho Far East .satellites to do it. In .some fopt.s he might be able to give them .some help, but not much for awhile, Forniosiin Jo[»? The Chinese Reds could make a jab at Formosa, They aren't ready. They would be risking a major tiis- 3ster if they tried it. But as a diversion to keep the American Seventh Fleet away from Korea a For- masa feint would be useful to the Soviets. They could attack British Hong- kong. Hongkong comprises a narrow peninsula and an island- H us ideal for defense and the British— unlike 1941—are well prepared now. ILs succass would be doubtful but such an attack probably would force the British to withdraw the naval unite they have already placed at the disposal of General MacArthur for the Korean war. They would need them in Hongkong, But again the Kremlin cbiild only ask or suggest that the Chinese Reds make this effort, to take some of the. heat of I Korea, •i War In Indochina Then the. Kremlin would undoubtedly be very happy if pro-R^d HoVchtminh would speed up his war in IndoChina against the Western- supported Bao Dai government. _" There would be immediately a tremendous hue and cry from Bao and the Frnech for men, ships, planes *nd arms which arc now needed In Korea. :, Or Moscow might suggest that the Chinese Reds send their big forces across the IndoChina border, across the Burma border, into Siam and ultimately toward Malaya and '.Singapore'. That would inevitably /pull British strength back to Sing-, - iipore and Hongkong. ".."" ; Communist Huks ....•The Communist' Huks Jit the Philippines could speed up their '•war against the Republican gov- - eminent, which would bring new pressure on the US. for more'mili- tary help in Luzon. - ; The bandit forces In Malaya, ''which the British have never quite been able-to eliminate,'might rise anew. That the British and the British commonwealth nations are acutely aware of these possibilities Is shown by the transfer of Australian ships and troops to Singapore. If the 'other fronts stay quiet these forces may become available for Korea. But in the meantime a lot of other places have to be watched. It all depends on whether the Fa r Easte rn com rades are willing to come to the aid of Moscow, for there is no 'possible way for Mos 1 cow Jo get her own forces into those areas. TO INDOCHINA Donald K. Heafh (above), Yor- mrr Minister to Bulcari*. has been nominated by President 'Yrumnn as Minister ta tfe? Asso- cialetl Sfafes of ludo-Chma. Hearing Continued Hearing for Horace Taylor on R charge of driving while' tinder the influence of liquor was continued until July 8 In Municipal Court this moriliiig. Bond was set at $200. Taylor was arrested after the truck he was driving struck then failed to stop. two cars and Cob Driver Fined Again Tn Saturday's edition of the Courier News, it was reported that W. W. Jones, Blythcville cab driver, was fined $50 and cost. 1 ; on a charge of selling liquor without a permit. He was also fined $100 and costs on a charge of selling liquor on Sunday. Baby chick output In the U.S. Increased 22 per cent In 1D49 over 19M. Obituaries Pioneer Missco Resident Dies Services Conducted This Afternoon for Mrs. Lucia Ann Greer Services for Mrs. Lucia Ann Grecr were conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Hie First Christian Church of Osceoln by the Rev. L. U. Still. Jr., pastor and the Rev. K. K. Sewcll. Burial was In Memorial Park in Memphis. She died at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Johnny Manker af Wilson, last night at 11 o'clock after a long illness. She was 09. Mrs. Grcer, the widow of Jess Orcer, former deputy sheriff of Mississippi County, was a member of the First Christian Church in Osceola. She was born in Mississippi County and lived here all her life. Pallbearers were Floyd Reese and C. o. Miller of Wilson, Ed Beall and A. A. .Johnson of Bassett, J. F. Mullins of Memphis and R. H. Kendricks of Osccola. She Is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Fiay Morgan of Osceola, Mrs. Herman Mullins of Memphis and Mrs. Billy Driver of Ulythevillc; one sister, Mrs. J. w. Adams, Sr., of Blytheville. and eight grandchildren. • . * Jones Infant Dies Services for Rebecca Jones, two-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Jones who died last night at her home in Roseland, will be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at the Manila Cemetery. In addition lo her parents, she is survived by one brother. Cobb Funeral Home is In charge. Three More Nations Line Up Behind UN LAKE SUCCESS. July 3. (AP) _ Three more United Nations members have lined up in supiwrt of U.N. efforts to end the Korean war. The three — Sweden, Denmark and Israel—announced their stand in statements at their capitals. Thirty six other 'member nations have formally notified the U.N. of their support. FOURTH House cloied U.S. Rejects Offer Of Chinese Troopr TATPEI, July 3. (..p)—Chinese Na tlonalists arc keenly disappoints that Washington rejected their offer to send combat troops to Korea Three divisions were believed to have been destined for that battle /one. But Washington turned thumbs down on the offer. (Presumably Washington acted after weighing the chances of Nationalist Chinese troops tirawinp mainland Chinese Communist force' into the Korean battle. Formosai reports say the Chinese Reds hav ( been moving 200.000 troops througl Manchuria toward Korea.) The American note was discussed at length by President Chiang Kni shek and his advisers. There wa> reason io believe a Chinese answci already had been dispatched to Washington. PIANO TUNING and Radio Repair Done by Bonded Serviceman Every Job Guaranteed Everything in Music Supplies and Repairs WE MAKE RECORDS B300KS MUSIC STORE 101 E. Main Phone e gn Continued from Page 1. limit.-;. All offices in the Court and City Hal! here will be tomorrow. Jlminle Edwards, president of the Merchant's division of the Chamber of Commerce said that most of the business houses of Blytheville also will be closed, Including grocery stores. Kirexorks to fV Cllirm A big fireworks display will climax Hayti's Fourth of July celebration. Rep. Paul C. .Jones of the tenth Missouri Congressional District, will be tiie principal speaker and state Senator Yewell Lawrence will also speak. The Haytl Lions Club will have charge of the barbecue in which they expect to use 800 pounds of meat. Other organisations having concessions or entertainments Include the Hayti Junior Chamber of Commerce, Business and F'rofe.ssiona! Women's Clul), Hayli Woman's Club, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Pemiscot County Memorial post No. 4080, Veterans of Foreign Ware, tlie Uaytl Boy Scouts and the Parent-Teachers Association. To Name Beauty Queen An outstanding event will be the beauty queen contest In which "Miss Southeast Missouri of 1950" will be named. Five towns already have rcgistrcd entrants. They are Caruihersvillc. Sikcston, Portageville. Kennctt and Hayti. Other features on the day's program include a square dancing demonstration, model airplane demonstration, hog calling, husband calling, and old fiddlers contest for adults, and cracker eating and bubble gum blowing contests for the children. The Hayti School Band under the direction of Henry D. Wright will give two concerts, one at 4 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m. The proceeds are for continued operation and improvement of the park, which has become a recreational area for thousands of people throughout Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas. Typical Fourth Loom* For the most part, it looks like a typical day of rest and play throughout the state, and ni'aybe a big day in Arkansas politics. Picnics at Corning and Portia will have a decided political flavor. Gov. Sid. McMath and former Oov. Ben Laney, rivals for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, will be featured speakers at both places. There'll be traditional community and family picnics elsewhere; baseball games; golf tournaments; fireworks displays; Lake Village's annual Water Carnival; fishing and other modes of recreation. A new $15,000 baseball field will be dedicated at Nashville. The program will include a political rally and two ball games. Preceding a fireworks display, in Joiner May Get Boost in Status Voters In Joiner will approve or r«j«ct Wednesday «n ordinance to advance the town to a eity ot the second class. They will vote on an ordinance passed last month by the City Council. The ordinance calls for division .of the city Into four, wards. If this ordinance is approved, the voters then will elect a mayor, recorder, treasurer, marshal an dtwo aldermen from each ward. They will be elected at the general election this fall and will hold office for two years. Panama Canal Guarded BY Alerted Army Unit BALBOA. Canal Zone, July 3. UP)— Vital Installations along the Panama Canal and In the Canal Zone now are under guard of U.S. Army units, on an alert since Thursday because of the Korean fighting. The Canal Marine Bureau has ordered strict enforcement of all regulations. Including one requiring ships to give 48 hours notice of their prospective arrival. STRAFE Livestock July 3. (H't— CUSDA)— Hogs 11,500; generally 50 to 75 higher; bulk 180240 Ibs 23.00-25; top 23.50 fairly freely for weights up to 220 Ibs- bulk 250-270 Ibs 22.50-23.00; heavier weights scarce; scattered sales 280300 Ibs 21.00-22,00; 150-170 Ibs 21.5022.75; occasionally 23.00 for 170 )bs; 100-130 Ib pigs 17.00-20.25; sows 400 Ibs down mostly 18.00-19.00; few light sows to 19.25; over 400 Ibs mostly 15.50-17.75; few heavies down ,to 15.00; stags, 1130-13.50; boars 7.50-10.50. Cattle 3000; calves 1000; early sales steers and heifers strong; some sales 25 to 50 higher than close last week; cows strong to 50 higher; bulls 25 higher; vealers 1.00 higher; load choice steers 31.50; few 'loads good steers 2D.OO-30.25;, medium to average good steers 26.50-30.00. including two loads western 26.5027.50; load good 750 Ib heifers 30.00, other medium good heifers and mixed yearlings 25.50-29.50; two loads heifers 29.90; common and medium beef cows 18.50-21.50; can- ncrs and cutters mostly 15.50-1850 Arkansas War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, the final presentation of the Liberty Bell in the state will be made by the M.M. Eberts American Legion Post. For some persons, it was a long holiday period, begun Saturday and lasting until Wednesday. The rest was broken for others who had to work Monday. The Very Fi DRY CLEANING . . . with the PROSPERITY AUTOMATIC - ODORLESS Dry-Cleaning Unit, using only costlier, better, and moisture- free cleaning fluid ... This is the PROSPERITY Dry Cleaning Unit that uses only highest quality, water-free dry - cleaning solvent. This machine cleans ond sterilizes the solvent automatically, without exposure to outside sources of contamination. You can get good, dependable dry- cleaning service today. Service that cleans your clothing thoroughly without causing shrinkage, fading, weakening, or other damage. Well cleaned clothing lasts longer, looks better. PROTECT YOUi CLOTHING AND WOOLENS WITH THIS TOP-QUALITY CLEANING! The Only Completely Odorless Plant in Mississippi County Using The Famous Du Pont Perciene C&W CLEANERS 300 So. Division M. C. Cook, Owner & Manager (OanUoiwd ft-an ]>»«« » follows): Th« aircraft dropped out of a clear sky, unopposed by American fighters, In a fury of fire and flame which shook but did not unnerve the young troops, most of whom had never been in combat. Falnxu Swoop D*WH The raid began about 3:30 p m 111:30 p.m. CST). Five airplanes' which had been flying overhead' suddenly "dropped like falcons oii the mud-walled town In which the Americans hove their command post i The Yanks dived for cover like veterans-and like veterans did not begin popping away with rifles as the South Koreans do, endangerinc everyone In the vicinity. With deliberation the planes hacked away at the town with machine- guns, lazily circled and came Voar- ing back with rockeis. As the first rocket let go with a swishing hiss, a soldier with his face crushed in the dirt muttered Judas, everyone's getting up on these modern techniques," About that lime the planes reformed and flashed in for their third sweep with machine guns hammering, Serjeant Hit In Foot The first casualty was a sergeant A plane's machine-gun bullet ripped through a toe of his right foot Three American and one British correspondents contracted the American Infantrymen this morning in Korean city of mud-walled 23 Persons Die in French Bus Collision with Express Train BOURO - ENG - BRESSE, France, July 3. (ffi— An express train carrying 900 children of French coal miners crashed Into an excursion bus near here today, killing 23 persons on the bus. None of the children was injured. Only one of the 2S bus passengers escaped with slight injuries. He and the two other more seriously Injured survivors were taken to a hospital in nearby Ums-le-Saunter. The crash occurred at a grade crossing near this town, at northeast of Lyon. Official* the barrier, which should haw b<m down across the road while to* tnla passed through, was open. Th« speeding train caught th» bui squarely In the center, (tawing bodies and tangled meta] for 2,000 feet along the track. All the bus passengers were" dents of Folsslat, many of them war veterans headed for an outing at Lake Saint-Point. huts and rough, rubbled streets. With me were Joe Promni, United States News; Marguerite Higgins, New York Herald Tribune and Roy McCartney of Reuters. We first met a jeep driver Pfc Allen Quick of Lakeland, Fla and Master Sgt. John Hawkins of Anderson, S. C., returning to the command post from advanced U S DO- sitions. ' Command In School ' The command post was set up in a Korean school unit. The commander, Lt. Col. Charles P. Smith of Lambertsville, N. J., was seated, at a rough desk under a series of drawings by Korean children. Smith was Next door to his office was a roomful-of sleeping Korean soldiers. Other soldiers were busy digging foxholes. At the schoolyard gate an American and Korean soldier shared guard duty. Koreans and American* working side by Aide at the front line positions digging gun emplacements and foxholes. Negro Church Gets New Pastor Rev! I,. W. White has been Installed as the new pastor of St. Luke (Negro) Baptist Church at Clear Lake. Rev. White, formerly of Greenville, Miss., was Installed at church ceremonies June 25. The congregation of St. Luke Church has 200 members. A total of $34.35 was contributed, by the members of the congregation as an installation gift to the new pastor. "A Man Is No Better Than His Word' The Fundamental Issue INTEGRITY Was well stated by State Revenue Commissioner Dean Morley! Read his words as reported by the Arkansas Democrat, Wednesday, Feb. 15 1950. Dean Morle Excerpfs from article bv Hsirry .S. Ashmore, Arkansas Gazette Executive Editor in The Reporter, a New lork publication, April 25, 1950, issue. ••McMath has been Inevitably cast as a slayer of dragons, when in fact he is an energetic professional politician, fully aware of the system under which he operates.' "He was already running for governor before he assumed his new office of prosecuting attorney. His record in the latter job was an mdifferent i cas t " quar- McM'th i' on a ° u " rs was spent by, or for "McMath squeezed in by 10000 vnlr<: mna of which hejowed to a iau-nMnme sw 'tchta ^«?i,, e ? St ; Arki " lsas machlne Bounties.. McMalhs term thus far as governor h-n been an extension of his campaK^mS . . . He horsctradcd jobs, paving bridges p"^h^pr^rr nrcui ™ for ^ "As his end of the Horse-trading he had lo bi.rinciu'dh 5 "'"' 11 dUbi0 " 5 »P£I«I Intent bills-including a measure that exempted li ' ducL^o d S WI £ 1 ™"«' to ship'tS ^pro- ng, and occasionally B whif( of% ca ,idal rise, Excerpts from Saturday Evening I'osl article by Joe Alex Morris, published in February 18, 1950, issue: "Newspaper reporters reached 'the point where they felt he was changing his mind between editions nnd occasionally misleading them. He exhibited during the campaign a certain reluctance to say no to politicians, and many actual or implied promises came home to roost-later... "They (McMath and the Garland County GI organization) attracted the support and money of a few gamblers who had fallen out with McLaughlin... x "They stationed veterans with Air Force cameras — most of them without film — at polling places and started rumors that the FBI was getting evidence on repeat voter* ...They used every trick in the book... 'His (McMath's personal record «s prosecutor is all but non-existent. He was toe busy running for governor... "Like most candidates for office in Arkansas in ihe past. McMath promised more than he could produce. . . "Contrary to campaign promises, he has Indirectly raised taxes by eliminating certain exemptions and boosting the price of farm and heavy trucking licenses." e up for re-elccllon in ? ? Basic Integrity ? ? r*t tnr ithr.^,. , ,., */', fhc words of Governor McMath's own revenue commissioner, of Executive Editor Ashmore of the Arkansas Gazette, of a Saturday Evening'Post writer , . . NOT THE WORDS BENLANEY Candidate For GOVERNOR RE-ELECT BEN LANEY F.or a SECOND TIME! i Political advertisement, paid for by Jefferson County Flen Laney for Governor Committee' J w HIM. Chairman, Hotel Jefferson, Pine Bliuf, Ark.; Merle B. Smith, 901 W. 22nd, Pine Blufl Ark- R C Cut- M rtfi\A «< «|V> IMtlA Til,iff At-u ' *""•'" •*• *" *-ut rcll, 201+ E. 6lh, Pine Bluff, Ark.

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