The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 6, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 6, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 8OOTHKAST MISSOURI TOU ILVT—NO. 81 dlythevllle D»llj New Miasts»lppl V«ller Blythevilte Courier BlythevUl* Herald IHATHEVJLLK, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES RKST FOR WKAKY Ol'S IN KOREA—U. S. Army ground troop; (site » rest at an undisclosed place in South Korea on Iheir way tc the fighting front from Japan. Man in center, rifles leaning on chai • rm, has removed his shoes. (AP Wirephnto from Army Radiopholo). 10 Persons As Trains Hit On Illinois Rail -. • ' • i 50-75 Injured As Fast Santa Fe Passengers Collide after Derailing GALESBURG, 111., July G. (AP)—Ten passengers wer crushed and twisted to death today in-a freak'collision o 'o sleek Santa Fe Railway .stieamlmeis, both eastboun nning hide by side I C^vniipr Chaujv r £v VV'j'fSd. iif.Peoua the loll of ten.'The'mimtjer of injuied and 75, some cutically. They wpie sped Galesbuig and Peona Bill Carithers,. photographer for-j • , th« Galesbllrg Register-Mall, said he went through the train and counted eight, dead, four of them i«i & washroom. The collision of Ihe two cast- .bound Irains, running on parallel tracks, occurred at Monica, il] ; , 148 miles southwest of Chicago. Monica :\» 36'miles from Galesburg ThCj dead included-two unidentified .women. ' Witnesses said the wreck occurred while the Santa Fe's El Cap- .ilan and Kansas City-Chief were running in the same direction, both east-bound, alongside each other on parallel tracks. En Rnute to Chicago Both trains were en route to Chicago. The railroad said lhat the El Cap- Han was running on Ihe regular Mst bound line and that the Kan- S1MGLTE COPIES FIVB CENT* Red Koreans Continue Southern Push Polio Center Here to Get Own Buildlnq t\ i ,• it •«•—— .— __^_ ^y British Okay Aid To South Koreans House of Commons Roars its Approval Of English Policy LONDON, July 6. If!-}— Britain's policy of aid to South Korea through the United Nations has won smashing support in parliament. The House of Commons roared its approval last niglil of Britain's quick a.ption in sending ships to help Ariicrican forces and Austra lian planes in Ihe conflict Mis City Chief, a few minutes behind, was traveling eastward on the westbound line under automatic - train control. The spokesman said both Irains were running about 80 or 90 miles »n hou;- and that the engineer of the Kansas City Chief could not have had sufficient time to stop •when he saw the derailment. ' Ambulances Rushed * The Kansas City Chief plowed Into the forward cars from the derailed El Capstan and the killed »nd injured were believed to have been passengers on the derailed train. All the Injured were being rushed In ambulances to hospitals at Gales- See TRAIN on Page 7 Weather Arfcanu; forecast: Considerable cloudiness with scattered Ihunder- MKTMf CI.OL'DY showers this afternoon and in extreme south porllon lonight. Friday pdrlly cloudy. No important temperature changes. Mts»»«ri forecast: Generally fail tonight and Friday; cooler extreme southeast tonight; low tonight 60- M south; high Friday middle 80's. Minimum Ihis morning—66. Maximum yesterday—86 Snnsri today—7:is. Sunrise tomorrow—4 :M Preclpllatlon 24 hours to 7 a m loday—.07. Total since Jan. 1—33.58. Mean temperature 'midway between high and low)—is. 0r Normal mean temperature ~nly—81.5. This mie Last Year Minimum this morning—76. Maximum yesterday—B4. "• Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dale .'.~—3 liIS. area Ttiere were only a few dissenters. Their remarks drew Ironic laughter and cries of "shame." ' Winston Churchill and other con- iervativc leaders Insured the labor government victory on its policy motion by their unqualified support of the government action. Prime Minister Attlce praised U. S speed in handling what he sail was "naked aggression" against South Korea. Churchill reiterated in' Commons what, he told the American society in a Fourth of July speech: if the Communists get away with their Invasion of south Korea, he said, "a third world war would be forced upon us." Secret Session Churchill recalled (hat before the second world war, parliament had held a secret session and heard about Hitler's potential strength. Churchill suggested having a similar secret meeting now to discuss Russia's situation. Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison, however, argued that a secret session would be a serious departure from peacetime practice and It appeared Churchill would not get his request. Churchill's Deputy Anthony Eden held out to commons a picture of hope that Russia's Premier Stalin may be drawing In his horns. Eden recalled that In 1341 Stalin told him that Hitler "is a very able man, but made did not know wh said Stalin told him that arc victorious, I shall know when to stop." Relocating Unit' To Be Project Of Kiwanians Members of the Blylheyillc Kiwanis Club, at Iheir weekly meeting in Hotel Noble yesterday noon, voted to accept as a project the relocation of the out-patient polio center from its present location at Walker Park to a site adjoining the County Health Unit on the Court House lawn. The club voled lo accept the project on recommendation of the Community Service Council and ! upon learning that the center was to be forced to move from its present location in Ihe Women's Exhibit Building at Walker park to a less-desirable location in rooms under the grandstand at the park. Miss Mary Craig, physical therapist for the National Ilnfantile Paralysis Foundation who is in charge of the polio center appealed to the Mississippi County Infantile Paralysis Association for a belter locallon for Ihe clinic than the rooms under the Walker Park grandstand. She said thai unless a better 'location could be found, it would be necessary to close the clinic. Gives Advance Treatment The out-patient center was established here by the national and county infantile paralysis organizations, its purpose is for advanced treatment of victims of polio. It is here that those left crippled by the disease are given post-polio treatment, such as learning to walk with braces and crutches. Jodie Ij. Nabers was appointed by the Kiwanis club as chairman of the project. . -. Mr. Nabers announced at the meeting that he has Investigated the possibilities of moving the center to the Court House lawn and that Counly Judge Roland Green has approved the move. ' The new location for the center will be the west lawn of the Court «ous« between ,lhe Health Unit Cqurtty Welfare >>' ,-_- Donate Building ibers stated that the city had -agjreed to donate a barracks building from the air base, which wiH'fbe moved to the court house site- and re-modeled lo house Ihe center. He also said that the county had agreed to pour the concrete foundation for the building and that an interested person—who desired lo t remain anonymous had offered to pay for moving the building from Ihe air base lo Ihe courl house. Mr. Nabers and a committee of Kiwanians-met-with county officials and'-members of the Service Council on the new site of the clinic yesterday alternoon lo map plans for Ihe project. Work on the pouring of the foundation was to start today with the barracks building scheduled to be moved onto the site by the., first of next \veck. ^e-modelingijvork on the building is scheduler] lo start next week. To. Join Buildings Present:plans, are to connect the building which is to house Ihe outpatient clinic wilh the Health Unit offices with a 13-by-13 fool room which is to house an office for use by doclors and nurses. The new building is to run norlh and south facing Walnut Street and will be 50 by 20 feet In dimensions. Mr. Nabers estimated the cost of President Threatens To Act in Strike Against Railroadi WASHINGTON, July 8. (/P) — President Truman threatened today to take drastic action unless switchmen abandon their strike on five major railroads. He called it an unjustified strike and blamed It upon a small minority of the switchmen. He salci the switchmen declined to abirte by the rocommemlaliojis of a very able Presidential fact- finding board. Mr. Truman told his news conference he hopes drastic action will not be necessary lo force the strikers buck lo Iheir Jobs. But he said he would act If it became necessary. He declined, however, (o ;say what steps might be laken. ' PICNIC TIME—Summertime U Ihe time for picnics and the family above uses the facilities of Walker Park for an enjoyable afternoon wiener roast. Enjoying the ouling arc (left to rlghl)— Bruce Karl, Mrs. Earl Buys, Mrs. May Dlckcrson, —Courier News Photo Donna Buys. Mrs. Ada Murphy, Doris Buys find Jerry Buys. Mr*. Buys and, her family me from Dclphas, O., and at the time of the outing Ihey were visiting relatives in Blythcvllle. Voters in Joiner Okay Advance In Town's Slaius 45 For and 3 Against Move to Become City Of Second Class moving, re-modeling and equipping the building at $3,000. The Rev. Gerhardv Meissler, pastor of the Lutheran Church, was guest speaker at yesterday's meet ing and spoke lo the Kiwanians on "Communism and the Church." Jucslj at yesterday's meeting included Kay Francis of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sen. J. Lcc Beardcn of Leachville and Ralph N. Farr. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler ...:. Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Int Harvester J C Penney ' Republic Steel Radio .. one mistake-he Socony Vacuum •hen lo stop." He studebakcr him that "if we standard of N .1 Standard of N J Sears Packard 1M 1-2 65 7-8 30 1-4 36 1-2 71 137 45 3-1 88 1-2 S3 5-8 12 27 58 1-2 35 .1-8 18 3-8 20 30 1- Excise Tax Cuts Tied to Korea 'Worsening Situation- May Cause Heavier Leyy on Taxpayer ' ';"•»- , ,f 7 ;By FRANCIS M. J.e MAY WASHINGTON, Jul> 6' (/P) — The Ainerican consumer's outlook for s. multi-million-dollar excise tax cut — on movie ticket.";, fur conls, pockctbooks, jewelry and scores .of .other things—was tied tighter than ever today to the war in Korea. Chairman Gcogrc <D-Gi\) of the Senate Finance Committee .summed up the tax situation' 'thus: 1. The committee, now considering the House-approved measure to slash excises by $1,010,000,000, 'will proceed in a normal, orderly way" to bring a tax bill to vote in the Senate and send it speedily to President Truman. Sudden Worsening 2. But "if there is a sudden worsening" of the international situation "we may find it advisable to delay final action on any tax bill at this session of Congress, and then proceed in January with a ix bill." "Under certain circumstances,': icorge said, "we may find It necessary to Impose much heavier taxes, Including taxes on excess >rofits. But it doesn't look that way •ight nuw." George summed up the outlook n an interview, after Secrcary 'of he Treasury Snycler told the committee to proceed now with the ex- clse-cuttlng bill. Snyder added thai ligher—not lower—taxes may be he rule In the future, if costs of the fight on Communist aggression mount. Larger Taxes? Moreover, the President's chief Fiscal spokesman urged the comr rattee, in cutting excises, to impose larger taxes in other directions— except on individuals—not only to offset the excise loss but also to put millions of additional revenue into the treasury. George said there Is no prospect for a net increase in taxes, above what Is needed to balance of! cx- r'se cuts, "unless there Is a worsening of conditions," presumably spread of the Korean war. ' Luxora Man Grows Avocados Lovers of the avocado, tropical fruit usually grown in California or Florida, soon may be trekking down lo Luxora to drool over the prospect of fresh avocados grown In Mississippi County. A. J. Hill of Route 1, Luxora. planted two seeds of the fruit about six weeks ago, merely as an experiment. Yesterday, he brought one plant lo the Courier News office where It was found to be 17 Inches high. According to Mr. Hill, these 17 Inches have been acquired In the past two weeks, as the seed did not sprout for four weeks after planting. The second plant has three sprouU. and Mr. Hill Is planning to transplant It from Its present home in a large tin bucket to a washtub. He plans to Iry lo keep the two young trees alive during the com"Ing winter In hopes of producing his own avocados next summer. U.S.Marine Band To Perform Here The United Stales Marine Band—America's oldest band which has earned tho title of "The President's Own"—will v present two performances in Blythcyille' 'Oct. 17. '•'•''». '-(.The'-f.-uncd "band's nppeariince'h'cro* will be spunsore'd 'and underwritten by the Courier News for tho benefit of' the Blylheville High School Band. : / ' - ; Both performances will be presented in (he American-Legion's Wai Memorial Auditorium on North Second street. A mattiiiee concert will be presented primarily tor school children, although adults also may attend the afternoon performance. A concert for the general public will be presented tlmt. night. Times for the two performances will be announced later. • The performances here will mark -the only time the band will appear In Arkansas this year and the first lime It has ever played In Mississippi County. Conducted by Maj. William F. Santelniann. the United States Marine Kami is widely known not only a-s'a military And marching band but also a-s a concert and spmphonic organization. Organized in 1798, (he Marine Band has performed by official command for every president since George Washington. Because of this, it has become known as "The President's Own." In addition to its military and concert arrangements, the Marine Band also Includes quartets and siring ensembles. The band is'currcntly on a public concert tour being conducted with special approval by President Truman. It is the only tour the band will make this year. Only slate approval .was ncedc today lo make Ihe ,town of Joinc a cliy of the second class. Joiner voters yesterday approve an ordinance passed recently by 11 city council and providing for l|lawn's advance In status. Vole Is Mghl'. Tn baljottlng thiH was tnrmc "very light," the returns showed 4 votes for and three against ap provnl of the ordinance. It wii.s believed . that the llgl vote was partially line lo the Wer nc.sdny closing of slorcs, which po slbly resulted In a number of vote being out of town. 'The returns are expcclnd to certified ' by , the Cbunly, • Electio 'Commission In n few days. The l>a lots were turned over today Oliver Clnrk of Frenchman's Bayo a member of the election comml sfon. Result* to Hal! ' After ccmnciuion 01 the returns, the results will be submitted to the office of Secretary of Slate O. G. Hall In Little Rock tor stale approv- nl. This approval Is required before the town may officially receive Us second class rating. When the town officially becomes a city of the second class, It will he divided into four wards. In the general election this fall, a mayor, recorder, treasurer, marshal and two aldermen from each ward will be elected and hold office for two- year terms. J.S. Knocks Out' Red-Built Tanks With Jet Planes Situation Not Serious, MacArthur Asserts As Troops Withdraw By The Associated Press TOKYO, Friday, July 7. — AP) —General MacArtluir's ommimiquc today reported hrce North Korean divisions vere 'continuing' to press oul.liward towards Osan and 'yongtaok, 35 and -16 miles >outh of Seoul, but field clis- )atches put the Red vanguard >0 miles (correct) south of Seoul. ( A front dispatch' from AP Correspondent Tom Lambert said the Reds ,had captured 1'yongtack mxi nosed in (.0 )honan, 14 miles farther down he road. The Tokyo headquarters com- munique did not confirm this, but said lank-supported Communist, Infantry was la the area 31 milea •south of Seoul and eight' miles south of Suwon. it said general Invader reinforcement with troops for "regrouping and reorganization" after coordinated invader infantry and tank assaults on U. S. positions was acknowledged by lh« communique. An American field headquarters spokesman hart said a few hours earlier that, American troops had been forced back eight to ten miles. 8 .Tanks Destroyed The Tokyo communique credited American-F-SO Jet planes with destroying eight enemy tanks In new strike. 1 ; south of : Suwon; The field headquarter* gpokes- man said 20 to 15 of the Ruwlan- (Set related storj im Page 7) hulll tanks and 19 to 2S Yak ' plants h»<] been destroyed ,_br, American forces, b n't ''did '"'ri<H,' specify the lieHofl. AiHMri-nlijr hi w»s summiiHtirri all recent" M- Uons. .; •. 'i .•-:'. , -i Bridge Ivnocked Out The spokesman said the Heris had 160 lo 170 heavy tanks in South Korea but speculated they might b« running low on fuel as Iheir furious drive progressed. He placed American losses In defense of the South Korean republic as nominal to "heavy" but B»ve no Indication of Ihe size of American forces or what would be regarded as heavy losses "Sllualiun Not Serious" 1 (In Washington an Army spokesman said General MacArthur'i headquarters had advised that the situation forces "Is of not American considered ground serious Truman Expected to Request Intensiye Campaign of Truth WASHINGTON, July 6. lVT>> — President Truman is expected to ask Congress probably next week for funds to launch an Intensive "campaign nf truth" in Korea find other critical areas in the east-west struggle. Included are Indochina, neif-n- boring Southeast AsSa countries and Iran, all objects of Communist ressure. Secrr tary o f Stale A ch eson re - Two Blytheville Youths Arrested For Theft of Cor Missouri police authorities notified Mississippi County officers here this morning thai Iwo Blythcvllle youths arc being held In Cape Otr- ardeau. Mo.. In connection with the Iheft of a car here last ni^ht. Missouri State Police said that Danny Mcdraw, 18. and Roberl William Mabics. 16. were arreslcd near Cape Girardcau early today In a 1949 Chevrolet sedan which was reported stolen from Leslie Moore here last night. In a radiogram to olficers here Missouri authorities quoted Mablcs as saying he stele the car hire last night and .picked up the McGraw J'onth in Matlhcws, Mo., later. MlKsonrl officers said lhat McGraw admltled being absent without official leave from the Coast Guard. Deputy Sheriff Charles Short went to Cape Olrardeavi loday lo question the two youths. ported yesterday that plan for 'broader and stronger program r.f information and education" hns been suhmillcd by Ihe .state department and is being considered by the President. Printer Spots Others fnmili:ir with the proixwal said it calls for concentrating rtrotnplly'on the danger spots while Congress drclrles whether to np- prove a longer range, vastly expanded Amrrican efforl lo counU'r Soviet propflf!nri(Ta on global bn.sis. The major expansion is proposed in a resolution .sponsored by Sen- alor ncMitoti <D-Conn) and 12 olh- cr .senators. Acbe.son, Gen. George C. Marshall nnrt Gen. Dv.-ii;ht senate foreign relations suhcommlt- Ice. News rsulli-lins 'Hie State Department's Interim plan calls for stepping up (illicitly the distribution of news bulletins, leaflets, documenlary films and urgent use of other means to convince Asian and middle eastern peoples that Ihe Unllcd Stales Is Iheir friend and benefactor ralticr than the imperialist ogre pictured by Communist propaganda. N. O. Cotton .July . Oct. . Dec. . Mar. . May . Open Hish lav Close 3340 3351 3346 33 Mb . 3325 3331 3318 3320 . 3322 3326 3314 :i3H . 3327 3330 3318 3318 . 3320 3325 3311 3313 Osceo/o Sewer Petition Gets Council Okay Property owners In West Oseeoia last night presented to the City Council there a petition lor a sewer system which Is lo be constructed along with the city's new sewage disposal system. At an adjourned session, Ihe council approved the pclllion Inst night. There arc about 100'property owners In the West Osceola sewer district. The sewer system Is expected to cost about S51.000 and will be financed by a lax bond Issue. Mayor Ben P. Butler said today that a contract for this work may be awarded by Sept. I. The contract for the scwnuc disposal system may be lei a few days earlier, be said. The disposal system will cost bc- Iwcen SIOO.OOO and silO.nOO. A revenue bond issue will be Honied to finance it. Mayor Butler said. The work probably will take about 15 days, he said. Location of the new sewage disposal plant will be about one-quarter of a mile west ol the present silc. Eisenhower ii their backing the start of hearings yesterday by a New York Cotton O|)cn High 1.0V,- Close July ....... 3372 3375 33C1 3370 Ocl ........ 3339 -3340 3329 3331 Dec ........ 3334 3336 3324 3324 Mar ....... 3336 3338 :i:(28 MM May ....... 3332 3334 3323 3325 In any way.") American reinforcements wero reported being rushed to Hires points on the U. S. left flank at Pyongnyon, Kongdoyu and Kanu (none of which show on detailed maps.). During the fast-moving action earlier, one American command post had to be abandoned. American gunners fired at almost point blank range on linn" tanks, then removed breech locto and gun sights and pulled back. 'That could mean real American losses and a general kicking around by Ihe Invaders, who have shown power in their southward thrust. 10 Tanks Destroyed The Americans were said to havs See KOREA on Page 7 Soybeans High Lo'r Close •>ly 3.20'i 3.12 3.12(5 Nov 2.40',', 2,35", 2.37", Jn» 2.42','j 2.38 230", Mar 2.45'S 2.40 2.41-% Five Are Injured As Cars Collide On Air Base Road Five persons were injured, none seriously, yesterday afternoon in an automobile accident on the Air B.ise Road which resulted in n considerable amount of property damage. Injured were James Hall. James Cunningham. Joan Helen Hnn and two unidcnlified persons. They were treated at Walls Hospital lor cuts and bruises and released. According lo State Troopci Don Walker who investigated the accident, the five injured persons were, all passengers m the same car. The car in which the five were riding. Trooper Walker said, struck a car driven by George Greenway at the Intersection of the Air B,\=e Road and the road leading into Ihe base. Eotll cars were heavily damaged, Truopcr Walker said. New 'Bill of Rights' for Draftees Is Suggested WASHINGTON, July 6, fAI'l — A new "bill ol rights" for men dra'ccd Inlo the armed forces was suggested today by Rep. Dwight U. Rogers (D-Ha). While there have been no inductions tor 18 months, the- rii.ilt law which was extended last week for another year would allow Ihe President lo order inductions at once in the event Ihe war situation becomes worse. If such inductions arc ordered, Rogers said, he will sponsor legislation lo: 1. Insure lhat no Inducted men Iheir regular life Insurance through premium lapses. 2. Provide that the government make rent payments when necessary to prevent families of Iti- ducled men from being cviclcd for non-payment of rent. 3. Guarantee that inducted men shall not lose home.'; they are buying through failure to meet mortgage payments. "The legislation I have In mind," Rogers told newsmen, "would provide that the govern- ment lake over payment fo rents and mortgages and life Insurance premiums If the man Inducted ic- nuesl.'i It. The government would make Ihose payments direct to the landlord, the mortgage holder or the Insurance company during the time n man is In service and for six months niter he sets nut, in order to give him a chance lo get tack on his Icel." Tho payments made by Ihe government would be In the form of a loan to the inducted man »nd would be repayable, without interest, after discharge. The time- of repayment, would be based on length of service. The only cost lo the government, Rogers said, would be the interest It would have to pay on . money tt puts up to meet the obligation.'! of men In service. "I think." Rogers snid, "that something must be done. If the draft is used again,' to protect- the families of Inducted men and to . protect Iheir Insurance,"

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