BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS YOL. XLVI—NO. 80 BlythevUU D»ily Hra* Blytbevilk Courier l V*lle? , BlyUwrille Herald DOMINANT MEWBPAPBt OP MORTgEA8T ARKANSAS AND 8ODTHKA*T IH8SODK BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS -North Koreans Cut Off U. S. Infantry Unit Surprise Russian Move Is Expected Diplomatic Observers Predict Soviet Settng Stage for Action in Far East To Combat U. S. Support of Koreans By STANLEY RICH HONG KONG, July 5. (AP)—Diplomatic observers today predicted Soviet Russia is setting the stage for a surprise move against the United States in thejFar East. They said the Russians, probably would rush Chinese Communist troops from Manchuria to aid Soviet-supported , North Korea in the Korean civil war. ^ Such a move "can be expected any time within the next month, and probably within two weeks," Ihey added. All demanded anonymity. On* observer gave these reasons for forecasting a Soviet offensive ta Uw Far Bast: Red* Mas* Troops 1—HS» country (and he declined use of his nationality as well as his name for diplomatic reasons) has "definite word" that the Chinese Reds have been massing troops In Manchuria since they captured Haia«n Island, oft the South China coast, a month; ago. ::-* For three days,, independent Chl- ese newspapers here have reported tenslfied Communist troop move- ents northward from South Chia. My informant's word today Is le first official word that this re- e'ployment of Chinese Red forces dually has been going on for ome time, arid with a definite attern. Crosslin Expected The diplomat added that the Chiese Red troops in Manchuria can be expected to cross into North i Return of Missco Fugitives Starts Two Men Sentenced For Etowah Burglary En Rout* to Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, July 5. (ff)_ AtElstant Attorney General Arnold Adams -said today that Arkansas' two bail-jumping fugitives were en rout* here from Montreal, Canada, with two state patrolmen. The patrolmen are expected to amv« here by Friday to deliver *h» two prisoner* to the state pen- Kentlary - larceny wer* *f ntiliiri^ to 32 jears Thej J"*»iTheld tar burglary br an Eto- wili «tore ' Tn$Ir conviction was upheld by the Arkansas Supreme ..Court but, while awaiting a ruling: on their tppte! to the U. S Supreme Court they Jumped- bond and fled to Canada. Find Such Extradition The attorney general's office has been negotiating with Washington and Canadian officials during past two weeks in an effort to have the fugitives, »ho were being held In Montreal; returned to 'A rkansas Thto is the first known case where extradition has been sought by Arkansas officials for prisoners outside the U. S. Adams and Attorney General Ike Murry went to Canada last week to expedite the return. Adams, , who returned by plane last night, said the two fugitives had nearly succeeded In an attempt to ^cape from Montreal officials a few days before the Arkansas oficers arrived Explosion Rocks British Vessel BIRKENHEAD, Eng.. July 5. (IP)— An explosion rocked the 10,000-ton British »hip Cheshire In the Mersey River koday and 40 men were reported- Injured. _ The blast occurred while the Bib by" Line vessel was being fumi. ealed. Six of the 40 taken to hospital: were believed to be in a serious con dition. Many of the men were affected by the fumigating gas. Firemen In gas helmets searched the bows o the ship for further' victims. Tie Cheshire was preparing t aail to Australia with British emi grants. Weather Arkanm forecast: Partly cloud with a few thundershowers thl THUEATfNING :orea as Russia's answer to Ameran support for invaded South lorea. 2—The recent withdrawal from okyo of high level members of the oviet mission could be conslderec n "indication that something big brewing." He declined to elabo- ale. Diplomatic obseners agree gen- rally that Chinese Communist par- op her how in she is ready to g., „ he Fai East at this lime. No Policy Decision One observer, pointing out tha: he Korean conflict has not ye'. ppeared as (he lead story In either f Hong Kong's two pro-Cornmunij Chinese dailies,• said: "We kno' fact that the newspapers in >oulh .China have explicit orde; lot to comment on policy matter ertainmg lo the siluation In Ko ea. This most probably means tha he Russians themselves have ni et reached a policy decision his matter." BREAKFAST BOTTLE FOB BABY BAT—Nest ling in the hand of the Blythevllle girl who found him a week ago, "Junior," a baby bat, went to work on his breakfast of milk this morning, apparently un- bothered by popping flashbulbs. Holding th« Infant bat i» Cyldell Eldridge, 14, daughter of Mr. »ifd Mr«. Clyde Eldrirtge, in East vine. "Junior" is still too young to fly but can emit faint squeaks. Clydell uld she found him on their door step, where he apparently had fallen. He takes his milk, canned seasoned with salt, from a doll-size baby bottle. He has become quit* tame in the past week, Clydell said, but she plans to release him when he's old enough to tly. She ke«ps him In a shoe box with small holes In it so he can hang by his claws. Next to milk, his favorite "solid food" is an occasional cricket. Clydell said keeping odd pet* was her hobby. (Courier Neva Pholo). Air Officers Await Weather Break to Loose Warplanes Upon Invading Communists By The Associated Pren TOKYO, July 5. (AP)—U. S. infantry forces today were cut off by tank-led North Korean troops m a bla/.m* battle on the central Korean front south of Suwon. I lie size ot the American force was not indicated ' Generals Urge Larger Voice Of America Against Russians Two Negroes Returned Here To Face Trial John Henry Wilson of Tchula vliss., and James Farmer of Blythe- "ille, the two Negroes arrested In -anton, o., last week for the theft of approximately ?650 from an elderly Negro woman at Forty and Eight, were returned to Blytheville yesterday to face trials, Sheriff William Berryman said this morn- ng. The Negroes were returned by Deputy Sheriff Charles Short and Tom Smalley, criminal Investigator for the Arkansas State Police. They ire being held in the county jail lere and dates for their preliminary hearings have not been set. Sheriff Berryman said that he plans to file a charge of robbery igainst Wilson but he has not de- :ermined what charge, if any, will be filed against Farmer. Farmer was not with Wilson at he -time of the robbery. Sheriff Berryman said, but went with him lo Canton and at the time of his arrest he had in his possession part of the loot. Wilson admitted taking the money from the Negro woman but said that he knew nothing about the robbery until the two had left Blytheville for Canton. Approximately $520 of the money was recovered at the time of the arrest of the two negroes. WASHINGTON, July 5. —*(AP) — Generals George C. Mat-shall and Dwight D. Eisenhower today^urged an expanding "Voice of America" program to combat Russia's world propaganda, campaign against the United States. The World War II Army leaders support to the proposal,' Benton (D-CoriB). for a Plan of -jMeas " Among; .gs, Behton's plan calls for vast-.increase in "voice" broadcasts overseas. Marshall told a Senate foreign relations subcommittee the Uniled States should have a dynamic information program. But he also cautioned that "we must not stretch ourselves too far" in appropriations. Marshall was Army Chief of Staff in World War If and later served as secretary of state. .Eisenhower, wartime Allied commander In Europe and now president of Columbia University, told senators he Is "In complete and absolute accord" with the proposals for countering Russian propaganda. Informal Talks Both former generals were in civilian clothing. They spoke informally from pencilled notes. "What we are actually talking about here is the morale factor in any struggle," .Eisenhower said, adding that an essential in morale "ts an understanding of the Issues In- olved." Proirram Needs Cited Citing a need for the kind of pro;ram proposed by Benton. Eisenhower said the United States had moved into Korea "with the very wst of intentions"-to preserve the ndependence of the South Korea epublic. But he said the move has been o twisted by shrewd propagandists" for the Communists that it ias been made to look like a "vlc- ous" act of American Imperialism. Benton's Stand Benton look a similar line earlier n urging approval of his plan. He laid the Korean war stemmed from failure of the United Slates 'to shatter Russian propaganda with truth." .While this country tried to help the new republic of South Korea with friendship and economic aid, Benton said "the Russians fed tanks, guns, planes and fertile multiplying lies to (he North Koreans." i, Yankee Imperialist* and propaganda, Benton said many Koreans actually believe they are fighting "Yankee Imperialism." Benlon was the lead off wilnes.. before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee considering his proposal for a vast campaign of ideas an information to offset global Communist propaganda. He calls It As a result of, these Soviet-; lies i "Marshall Plan-of ideas.' afternoon, tonight and Thursda No Important temperature change Mimnri (omast: Light loca showers extreme south tonight; 60 65 south; high Thursday mldd 80 s. Minimum this morning—11. Maximum yesterday—87. Minimum Tuesday morning—71 . Ntai-imum Monday—95. Sunset today—7:17. Sunrise tomorrow—4:53. Precipitation 4S hours to 1 am. today—50. Total since Jan. 1—33.91. Mean temperature (midway be- gl^wcen high and low)—79. f|J Normale mean temperature for July—81.5. Thh Date LaM y w Minimum this morning—75. Maximum yesterday—95. Precipitation «Jn. 1 to this dale -W.tt,-',. ..... ;•'• .... : '. -.-.- .. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T 152 Amer Tobacco 66 1-4 Anaconda Copper 29 3-< Beth Steel 36 3-8 Chryslci 10 3-4 Coca Cola 1373-4 Gen Electric 45 Gen Motors 873-8 Montgomery Ward 53 i-2 NY Central 11 7-8 Irit Harvester 20 7-8 J C Penney 67 3-4 Republic Steel 35 3-8 Radio 18 1- Socony Vacuum '20 Studcbaker 30 Standard of N J 74 Sears 45 5- Packard .. 33- U S Steel 33 •ouUwrn Pacific ._,., K 1- Booster ClUb to Piclc Its Candidates July 17 The Big lake-Booster Club, a West Mississippi' County politica organization, is -scheduled lo select the candidates it will support In this summer's primaries at a meeting July 17. ' • W. W. Fowler of Manila, chai. nan of the Booster Club, said toda hat cnndldales will be inviled t appear before the club at a meeting! Honday night. The meeting will be held at 8 p.m. at the Manila High School. On the following Monday night July 17. the club will select the candidates It will endorse. Mr Fowler said the club's endorsements will be publicized In an advertising campaign and a tour of the county The Big Lake Booster Club is nn" rgtuifznllon of volcrs in the Manila School District. Tills includes the area from Floodway to near the Arkansas-Missouri Slate Line and from Buffalo Island to Big Lake. Included In this area are the General MncArtliur'i communi- que made no mention of the trap. This news of the setback for the first American infantry to go into ctlon came from advanced head- uarlers in South Korea. Headquarters said only that the ortherners drove She "defenders" n to high ground north of.Osan: ut U. S. troops previously were oca led there. Osan is 11 miles southeast of Suwon, which in turn 23 miles south of fallen Seoul. Communist Threat The communique confirmed « ga- hering threat of Communist forces ast of Suwon, apparently designed o lop off this whole sector of the ront. That would open the way or a drive on Tacjon, military center n miles south o Suwon. The northerners were pouring more troops and arms across the Han just south of Seoul despite epeated air strikes on the rail incs stretching north of the city. A constant strenm of U. S. re- nforcements was flowing, into south Korea from Japan by air and .ea, the communique reporled. The setback on the Suwon front came alter the Communist tanks apparently had been turned back by the fire of- U. S. artillery. Keport from . Kin R The first report came from Associated Press Correspondent p. H P. King at advanced headquarter:. Later a spokesman there confirme< it by saying there still was hope the Americans could make a fighting withdrawal.. Reports or the surprisingly quick Red maneuver came not long ftfte the American commander in Korea MaJ. Gen: William p. Dean, ha &gne to^Uie front lo try lo learn details "of the tank-artillery (hie . 'In that engagement, two tank were reported knocked out and th other slxVretreated. Tanks Bypass Artillery But the-surviving tanks bypassci the artillery, then cut In between No Tire Shortage, Official Asserts NEW YORK, July 5. (ff)—William O'Neil, president of General Tire As,Rubber Co., said today there Is no tire shortage, and no threat of ne. "Despite false rumors, there is no reason for anyone to be stampeded into buying tires through fear of rationing" he said in a series of newspaper advertisements. "Thanks to American research and Industrial know-how, our supply of rubber—for tires vaslly superior lo prewar—Is tremendous. All rubber manufacturers hive plenty of tires to sell." He t,ald his statement was being made as a public service because of reports of a widespread wave of "fear buying" ot tires. American B-29s Wing to Far East Battle-Tested Men Mon U. S. Planes On Way to War SPOKANE, Wash., July 5. (in— B-29 bombers winged their way westward from Pacific Coast air force bases toward the F^r East. And many were manned by battle tested crews. Capt. G, II. "Granny" Wright of Sun Vnllcy, Calif., lifted his heavily loaded ship from the long concrete Spokane runway last nipht. The plane carred a crew of 16. All but two saw combat In World War II. Capt. Wright's crew stood stiffly at attention as he .read the flight order and checked each man's equipment carefully. Streaked with sweat from the rush and the full set of flying gear they were wearing, the crewmen scrambled through the narrow openings into the fully armed bomber. Minutes later the plane thundered off the runway and headed for the Pacific Coast. How did they feel? What had they left behind? Capt. Wright left his sweetheart practically at the church steps. "We were supposed to be married last night," he said, "but the order to go came too fast." S;SgL James Jarvls of Spokane lelt behind a daughter just one day old. She was born here last night while Sgt. Jarvls was making his last preparations for the flight. First Lt. A. G. Mire of Morgan City, La., saldjgoodbye to his wife and young cnild. Several of the others have wives and children. First U.S. Foot Soldier Dies in War AN ADVANCED COMMAND OUTPOST IN SOUTH KOREA July 5, W)—U.S. troops went Into action today against North Korean forces and wllhin two hours an American combat foot soldier was killed—the first of Ihis war. The soldier, 'an ammunition bearer for a bazooka squad, was shot through the heart by a bias from a machlncgun from one two Red tanks which his sqi was trying lo knock out. communities of Manila, Milllgan Ridge, Shndy Grove, Redman. Blackwatcr. Brown and Skldway. Other officers of the Booster Club Include Fred Davis, vice chairman, and Joe Osbourne, secretary-treasurer. Both are of Manila. '50 4-H Club Rally Slated For July 14 The annual 4-H Club rally will be held at Walker Park fairgrounds July 14, Keith J. Bilhrey, county agent, and Mrs. Gertrude Holiman, home demonstration nounccd today. agent riii- N. O. Cotton July Oct Dec Mar May Open High Low Close 3338 3348 33.18 3342h 3318 3326 3309 3318 3312 3325 3305 2318 3315 3331 3313 3322h J306 3325 3302 3316 New York Cotton Oi»n High Low Clotc July ....... 3360 3375 3360 3375 Pet. ....... 332e 33« 3315 3330 Dec ........ 3320 3334 3316 332S Mar ....... 3322 3340 3318 3327 May ....... ttll )*» »)5 U20 Included In the all-day event v;ill be a girl's dress revue, demonstrations, picture shows and a bal game. Highlighting the day will be the selection of a boy and girl to attend the stale 4-H Club Camp In August at the University ol Arkansas. A picnic lunch will be served. Al club members are to bring something for the lunch. Swimming facilities will be avail able In the afternoon with itfi guards on duty. The rally begins at 10 a.m. am will last until 3 p.m. Arkansas Death, foil Reaches 79 on Holiday By The AxocUlet! PreM Ten fatalities on Independence Day itself boosted Arkansas 1 violen* e«lh loll for the July Fourth holiday period to 18. Nol one death WHS blamed on fireworks, often a major cause be- oie many cities passed ordinances prohibiting or regulating the nolsrf lakers. Five persons were drowned In the holiday period which began ast Saturday. Six were killed in traffic mishaps, one died of buma. ve were shot to death, one killed by lightning and another died of fall.. -'.'.••.- the forward gun positions an ,heir supporting infantry. An undisclosed number of Sou 1 Korean troops 'also were trapped between the tank-led Red Infanli and their own defense lines. A U. S.'liaison plane said a Rf force of undetermined slse w moving southeast from Suwon. Earlier, General MacArthur headquarters said American pbu tiad destroyed seven and damage four North Korean aircraft in th 11-day old war. Carrier Plane Attack fn Tokyo General MacArlh announced British and America carrier planes made slashing lucks on Communist target Monday and Tuesday. Planes from the U. S. carrier Valley Forgo and the British car-, rier Triumph struck Pyongyang. North Korean capital. They nc- counled for two Russia built Yak fighters in the air and strafed six more and two Ll-2s on the ground. All -personnel from both carriers returned safely to Ihcir ships. Mac- Arlhur said. Heavy damngc to Pyongyang air Installations were reported. American forces went into aclton against a North Korean force presumed to be south of captured Suwon. The Korean force spearhead was estimated at around 40,000 men. Tanks Knocked Out Announcement o f knockout o I the tanks came from a high source at the advanced American base In Korea. It was confirmed here, part- See KOREA on Pace U )eat/i Takes a Traffic Holiday Both in City And Throughout County Blythevllle and Mississippi County, clipped through the holiday without a major traffic accident. Only three accidcnls, all minor ones, were reporled lo slate, county and city authorities. State police stationed here re- porled thai they investigated only two collisions, both in North Mississippi County. The sheriff's office reported no traffic accident 'Investigations and city police Investigated only one. > ;. (ennett Family Killed in Crash Couple and Young Son Victims of Three-Car Collision 'Funeral services lor Ihe Kcnnett Mo., family ol three who were klllec last night In an autombolle accident near Tupelo, Miss., were conducted In Tupelo this morning. Killed were WIIHam R. Laney, 23 year-old manager of Kroger's Store In Kennctt, his wife, Mrs.. Margie White Laney, 21, and their two- months-old son Robert Allen. The Laney family wns killed when the car In which they were riding plowed Into a truck and then was struck by another car In a three-way collision on a highwa near Tupelo. At the lima of the accident th Laneys were enroutc to Verona Miss., to visit Mr. Laney's parents. Misstslppl' Highway Patrolnic reported that prior to the accldcn the truck had ellhcr slopped or wa. preparing lo stop on the highway Edward Carl Borchert of Memphis, driver of Ihc truck, was arrested on a manslaughter charge following Ihe accident. Mrs. Chester Seats, Paragould. was killed In an automobile-truck olllslon on Highway 67 louth ot iValmit Ridge Wednesday. Her hu«- )and was Injured. They were in th« ulomoblle. The truck driver wa* eported not seriously hurt.*" Tuesday's deaths Included: George McMillan, 52, Fort Smith, 'ound shot tp death in an apartment at Paris. Authorities «ald h« had killed himself. McMillanvre- cenlly moved from Paris lo Tort Smith. Two Shot U Death "'* />" Herman Harris, J2, and Alorao Nelson, 18, Negroes, who were shot to death on a Little Rock street after a distorhanee which start**!.'In a nearby : -cafe; Police hel<J"anifc>ai: Negro, Percy Perry, JO, In •coiinec- llon With the shotgun slaying of the two. . John Wayne Marshall, five, of Wldener, Injured fatally when struck by an automobile near For^. rest City. , Olan Hubert Mitchell, 31, a dectv- rated combat veteran of World war II, who was shot to death at nil Pine Bluff home. Coroner Ed Dupree said he killed himself, appir- Ciasses Slated For Advanced Swimming Rating Ed Bell. Red Cross swimming instructor from the area office in 739 .Americans Die In Fourth Festivities Accidental death struck down at least 739 Americans during their four day Independence Day week end. The toll was much higher than expected, and rocketed toward the all-time high set In 1936—161 deaths. Sltizens died in. traffic crashes, by drowning,'and by miscellaneous accidents at a little better than one every 10 mlnute.1 during the 102 hour period between 6 p.m. local time Friday and last night at midnight. Highway smashups claimed 458 lives in what was predicted as the biggest U, S. traffic Jam in history. Water deaths totalled 168. Miscellaneous kinds of mishaps killed No one was reported killed in Fourth of July fireworks tragedies. The National Safely Council had predicted that 385 would die In traffic crashes. conduct swimming Walker Park Pool at. Louis, will cla.sses at the tomorrow for persons seeking to obtain or renew their Instructor's rating. The classes will be open only lo persons who already hold a Red Cross swimming instructor's rating nr who have finished the senior life saving course. Classes will meet at the pool at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Mrs. Floyd Haralson. of Blythevllle. executive secretary of the Chlckasawba Chapter of the Red Cross, said today. Soybeans High Low C'ise Jly 3.24", 3.11 3.2014 Nov 2.38'.4 2.34 Jan 2.40'4 2.36 Mar 3.42'.i 2.38 2.41V! Cotton Insect Is Identified as Plum Weevil County Agent Keith Bilbrey said this morning that the Insect found In a cotton field near Dell last month and reported as a boll weevil has been positively Identified by University of Arkansas officials as a plum weevil. Mr. Bilbrey slated that the insect was sent to the university for positive Identification and the re- oort of the university's findings i was received here early this week. He said, the plum weevil U very similar to the boll weevil, which probably caused it lo first be Identified as a cotton Insect. Mr. Bllbrcy's statement regarding the boll weevil was made at the same lime of his announcement that a cotton insect school was to be held In South Mississippi County this afternoon for county agents and vocational and veterans' agriculture instructors. The purpose of th« school, Mr. Bilbrey said, was-lo familiarize tlic instructors and agents with Ihe types of cotton Insecls common to IhU counly and ways to fight Ihem. The school was arranged by Mr. Bilbrey and D. V. Maloch, county agent of South Mississippi County after the two agents had received numerous reports from farmers thai cotlon flea hoppers »nij other type, wen Invading crops In relatively large numbers. However, Mr. Bilbrey said, after investigations most of the Insects turned out to be some other typo of Insect and not cotton flea hoppers. The school, Mr. Bilbrey said, will be conducted at Wilson and at several points on the Cratg- head-MisslssIppl County line. A. J. Williams, a commercial insect scout, will conduct the ently as a result of despondency over financial difficulties. One Dies of Burn: Mrs. Owne Paulk of Hicks corner, near Forrest City, who died of burns suffered Saturday when she attempted to clean a clock by boil- Ing the parts in kerosene. Some of the oil spilled from the pan on the stove, and a burst of flame lighted Mrs. Faulk's clothing. Billy Brigham, 34, and Doyle Wells, 10, who drowned when a boat they and five other plcknick- ers occupied overturned in Lennox Lake near Dumas. The other occupants escaped. Floyd Hawkins, Negro, 19, ol Tcx- arkana, who was killed near Fuiton in a collision of the automobile in which he was riding and a transport truck. Jim Andrews, 60-year-olrt Columbia County farmer, who was shot in what coroner Fred Lewis ruled a suicide. Fireworks Fatality Reported MISSION, S.D., July 5. (if) — The first death In the naUwi iH- rrctly attributable «• CU«««iU over the July Fourth holiday* WM reported today. John L*n*m, 55- Tow-nW Mission tamer, was UM Ttclin. He dleil erawiie to a h»»- plUI after a Urge fireworks display of an American flag exp te bh fMt Nw» ftifbk.
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