The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 11, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 11, 1950
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BLYTHEVULE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI YOL. XLVI—NO. 98 Blytheville O*Or M« Blythevllta Couritr Missiaippl Valley L« Blythevllle Herald BI.YTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, TUKSOAY, JUIA' il, 1950 TWELVE PAGES BINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS THE ASSOCIATED Volunteers Won't Help WASHINQTON— Voluntary enlistments will not cul down th« t\7<- at the first dralt quota given local boards to fill selective service officials said today. They said each board will be expected to supply the number o draftees asked tor-no matter how many volunteers enlist from that community. Koreans Repel U.S. Troops | • 'Paper' K* Force? Troops of Other UN Nations to Be Used In Korean Fighting WASHlNGTON^Presidenl Truman Lotiav signed a bin juun-1 iv rtoniMviiw*-*, u">^ --- \--~ / - - - ori"n B a combat Alr . J° ar ^ rootrl ™ | was quoted today°as_saying America^ forces in_K ol '« af w'" WASHINGTON, July 11. (AP)— Gen. Omar Bradley be joined by ground troops from oilier members of the United Nations. Chairman Tydings (D-Md.) said Bradley gave that Information '" to groups but carrying no lions to finance It. lation sets top limits on manpower and aircraft for the Armv and the Air Force. Actual „„, 0 _._ __ strength Is determined, within the t he Senate Armed Sen-ices Com- aiithorlzed limitations, by emigres- m ittee during a two-hour, closed door session. Tydings would ~| name the other UN members. Pressed with questions from re[ porters, Tydings would say only that other members of the UN have ottercd groulld forces and that these sional appropriations. GOP Seeks Korean Word « -VASHlNGTON — led on the admlnls lake them fully ^hind tne I offices have" Seen accepted, scenes on diplomatic and military ^ ^^ an> , „,„,„„,„ t whc n moves Invloved in the Korean n- | ^^ snecifically whe ther Chinese gh WJth a presidential conference with leaders of both major parties as a setting, Republican lawmakers made It clear they want to share in any future policy decisions. 70 U.S. Tanks Lost et Fighters Sear Reds' Supply Lines asked specifically whether Chinese Nationalist troops would go to Korea, The Chinese Natioanlists have offered some 30,000 men. Maintains Cool Attitude The State Department has main lained a cool attitude' toward tha offer on the theory that use of Chi I nese Nationalists' might invite in WASHINGTON — The Defense en , cn tion in Korea by the Chinese Department advised today thnt 10 communists. American tanks have been destroy- | Brat j| e y, chairman of the ed and two disabled In battling North Korean forces. A spokesman said this report from Far Eastern Headquarters was recSved about 6 a.m. (CST). Briefing officers said they had no m- jcii formation on' how the tanks were destroyed. 'Anything Can Happen' 1,03 ANGELES ---- "We are sitting on a keg of powder. Anything can happen. All *e can do Is hope .nd pray." Tl-Urm capt. Eddie Rickenbacker's »1ew of the Korean ""while he told an audience here yesterday that, he didn't thmk U likely that Russia would start World War III at this time, he was ptltlmlstic sbwit tne e(fccls ol " jiiird war. He said: f9"America, as we know it. will be ,ont forever. No one can win World War ill, morally .iuii financially.' jv will mean the economic ruin of IhiK land of ours »nd therefore the ruin ot the world." chiefs of staff, was called before th Senate group to give it an up-to the-minule report on the Korci situation. In advance of his appeaninc some informed Senators said the understood a 100.000-man incren n the American armed lorces A' planned, to cost an initial «50 000,000. Present strength is about 1.45 COO The 100,000 ligure was repoi ed to have been given to Sena Armed Services Committee met iiers in advance of »n appearan before the group of top milita leaders headed by Gen. Bradley Sol IWscossrd Asked if the Senators were giv RAAF Hits Red Tanks SYDNEY, Australia — The Royal Australian Air Force In iU first combat report of the Korean fighting claimed destruction yesterday of two North Korean tanks, nine Yehicles and a r»ll truck. A communique Issued by RAAF headquarters In Melbourne added that thi Australian Mustangs damaged two trucks, a powerhouse and a bridge. Reds Draft Old Foes ' HONO KONQ — Newspaper reports said today Chinese Commun 1st* in Kwangtung Province are drafting 100,000 former Nationals troops i nlt) - the Rcd Arm y- ' Thl Reds are preparing for a third worl war, the reports said. Reds Hit UN Flag Use MOSCOW— The Russian govern ment today denounced the use o the United Nations flag by Ameri can troops fighting In Korea an Bltacked as illegal the Securlt Council's sponsorship of H U.S headed unified command for th ' Korean war. A Soviet note to U.N. Sccrctarj Genera] Trygve Lie said the coun cil's resolution of July 7 Uikh these actions "aims at unlawful using the United Nations ling cover armed actions of the Unit Sta,tcs in Korea." Detroit Eyes Draft DETROIT — Detroit's Civil Service Commission asked all city departments today lo screen their 25.000 employes to learn which essential Jobs are filled by persons liable to Army induction. any idea of the increased manpo er the armed services would ne Tydings replied-"no., we didn't hav time to go into that." He said ttie"question of calling;'up eserve uinu-.-.trrrNhtiona^ : ISuaras- en was under study and "a deci- 011 may come shortly. He added, owever, that the decision may^ be nly "a part one, rather than all- elusive." Tydings said that "things are ery serious and It would be a dls- ervice to our people to give them ny other impresion." He quoted Biadley as saying Ihe rnlted States and UN forces face extremely difficult campaign in torea and that it may be some weeks before the entire problem •ill be known. Bradley was accompanied lo the neeting by a group of Navy and Mr Force offclers who took In huge maps and charts, all carefully oov- •red. Summarizing what the Senators had learned, Tydings stressed these joints to reporters: TOKYO, July 11. (AP) — Jet fighters, streaking in with rockets and niachineguns, today seared Communist North Korean supply lines feeding the blazhiR 45-mile wide front south of Seoul. The air amada since World War II—almost 300 war- plants—left roads, bridges ant railroads strewn with crippled and knocked out equipment. General MacArthur in his com munique said 65 tanks and 211 oilier Red Vehicles were destroys! or damaged by the fighters anc bombers. The Far East Air Forces, In later communique, cut the fignr to 39 tanks, apparently findin duplicate reports on some sorties The allied planes — America and. Australian—concentrated o roads leading lo the Chonan. Si won and pyongtaek areas, south of Seoul. Three Kussian made jets—the fivsi, to go 'into action so far as is known were flushed out of hiding. They were reported on strafing missions by ground troops, a spokesman at MacArthur's headquarters said. The FEAF couiinuniaue made no mention of the North Korc.ui jets, but MacArlliur healquartcrs .irtrnUfied them as Yak-15's; Communists Hurl Nearly 80 60-Ton Tanks into Battle TOKYO, Wednesday, July 12. (AP)—The North Ko- 0.1 n. Communists hurled American defenders back dose on he Kum River in South Korea today in a major push pow- red by RII csUmated 80 tanks. Some of these Russian-made tanks wer« Identified »» 0-ton monsters. This enormous slrftnglh was displayed despite the »n- lonnced knockout of 65 enemy tanks hy American Air Force» only the day hefore the general Red offensive got under way. spokesman at American "- 1J —C'Hlrier N'ews Piiolo HURRY DP AND WAIT—What with the Korean war situation and the. uncertainty of the draft, e listments have shown a slight increase in Blytlievlllc lately and the three men shown above are looking I transportation to Little Rock. Uncle Sam provided same after their enlistment in the armed services ye terday. Left to right are Louie Hodge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hodge; J. W. Emery, son of Mr. and M Jarncs Emery; and Richard Hart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hart, nil ot Route Three, Blythcvi Hodge and Hart enlisted for four-year terms In the Air Force and Emery enlisted In the Army for th years. They were lo be sworn in today. Selective Service Machinery Set in Motion as Army Calls for 20,000 Recruits field icadquarters In South Korea salii he Communists were using 80 on the American front in the Chonul area alone. They also were vising most. o( their nlanlry strength In the big drive, le said. He recalled that some days qgo the invaders were estimated to have 15 divisions totalling 15,000 effective Infantry fighters. Knemy IntUtratefl Communist troops disguised as civilians Infiltrated the American lines In » fOGBy night In advance of the WK push. Tlie enemy's deepest reported drove the Americans out of Cliochlwoii. five airline miles north Q[ the Kum River. I,asl Defrnsr 1.ln« The Kum Is the last major defense line north of Taejon (previously Identified a.i » U.S. tielt headquarters hut not so mentioned BlytheYille City Council To Hold Meeting Tonight Blythevilte's city council will hold Its monthly meeting at 7:30 tonight n City Hall, it \vr>s announced today. No special order ot business s on the agenda. Draft Boards Alerted to Fill 'Any Quota' By The Associated Press Arkansas draft boards have been alerted to "fill any qilola" within 48 hours. Brig. Gen. E. L. Compere, Arkansas Selective Service director, said the notice went lo drnlt boards immediately after the Department o! Defense announced 'yesterday • that 20.000 men • would, be ! needed at once. : Gen. Compere said about 29,500 men are in the 1-A category in Arkansas. (Miss Rosa Salllia of niylhe- ville, clerk of the. Mississippi County Draft Board, said today tliat these orders have not yet been received here. There are 1,713 men in Mississippi County classified as 1-A. A total nt 5.8SI —including veterans, men still exempt tliroiigli marriage, rr.- nervisls and men 26 anrl nlder— arc registered with Hie county Aralt board.) Meanwhile, in Washington, the Army said draft machinery- to produce the 20.000 recruits it seeks wns iu motion, today. Military leaders already wer.c seeking ships to carry already-trained troops. to back the defense of Southern Korea against Invading Com- muni.sUs. The Army said It is studying the possibility of opening induction centers to handle the draftees as well as the flow of volunteers yesterday's call-up is expected to produce. Army officials explained, hnw- evcr, that induction centers may not be necessary, unless the en- listment, volume increases considerably. The Army now has four training divisions strategically located to lap the country's principal population centers. They arc the Fourth infantry Division nt Port Ord. Calif.; Ihe Ninth Infantry nt.,Fort Dlx. N.J., the Tenth, in-' fniilry at Fort llUcy, Kivs.. mul tlie Third Armored Division at Fort Knox. Ky. Decision May Be !>ela>TiJ Army officials said that an Immediate decision about setting up Induction centers co»M he delayed as Maj. Gen. Lewis B. llcr- shcy. director of Selective Service, snid it would take about 61) days for his reactivated organization to provide recruits tlie Army could start turning into soldiers. The call for 20,000 men—thr Army said It wanted them "n the earliest 1 possible date"—would Indicate that few would lie Inducted In any one community on the first gu-iouml. For example, a draft, official In the District of . Cohnnbia (inured It would, mean about 100 from the city of Washington. Cicn. Hershcy said that If the lira It call ROCS as higli as 300,000 men he believes the men can be provided from among Ibose registrants v,'ho are 22 years ot age or older. Tn Take First The draft law pc rmil s drafting of men ID through 25 (18-year- olds must register but can't be Spe KOREA nn Put* 12 Primary Judges, Clerks Approved Weather 1. Other members of the United Nations have offered ground troops for the Korean fight. These offers have been accepted. No All-Out AiUrk 2. U.S. troops cannot,and will no be massed In Korea immediately lo an all-out attack. 3. Defense and other officials ar carefully watching live 01 six other 'sensitive areas"—outside the Korean situation—for posible outbreaks 4. Heads of the Army, Navy and Air Forces here are giving every cooperation and aid to General Douglas MacArthur, leader of ths Korean campaign. Tydings said it "would be wise" for the citizens of this country "to be. forehanded and be rcasona'ilj ady for emergencies by such sac- tic es as are reasonable rather wn to treat, the oKrran situation ghtly and as confined to the Ko- ean areas." He added: "We hope the latter estimate will rove correct. "We do not know today." The Mississippi County Democratic Central Committee today approved election clerks and judges for impending Democratic primaries Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness with a few scattered thunclcrshowers this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Not much CLOUD* change In temperature. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloud tonight and Wednesday with thun riershowcrs most ol state Wertnes rlay. Low tonight, middle 60s; hig Wednesday, 80-85. Minimum this morning—67. Maximum yesterday—95. Sunset today—T.15. Sunrise tomorrow—4:M. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 Voday—none. Total since Jan. 1—33.98. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—81. Ik Normal mean temperature for fMeven Becomes French Premier PARIS. July 11. (flV-The French National Assembly today confirmed Rene Pleven, a member r>f the small Union of Resistance Party, as the nation's new premier. Pleven received a strong majority, with the official vote count at 373 to 185. He has 50 hours, until 10 a.m.. Thursday, to complete his cabinet for assembly approval. He told reporters he expected to have a cabinet formed by tonight. meeting at 10 a.m. in tlie Court House. -+ Names of the clerks and judges will be ready for publication tumor row. Democratic committcemen from county^ townships submitted lists of proposed election officials to Chairman Jesse Taylor, of Blytheville, who read the names lo the committeemen for their approval. In other action today, the committee voted to place another balloting box In the Carson Lake Township to be located at Lo Store in Driver. At a previous meet- Boosters Club Hears County Candidates *• i\fembers of the Rig Lake Boosters Ciub last night heard speeches by candidates lor ' courtly and state offices or their representatives at a meeting of the club in Manila. Most ol the candidates tor county- offices attended the meeting as. guests. All were invited. Several of the suite candidates had representatives at the meeting. During the business session, the members elected an n-membcr Kx- cutivc Board. Elected were Tom Hollls of Millisan Riitgc, L. V. Waddcll of Blackwatcr, J. N. Bollin- gcr of Shady Grove. Lon Mat- Gordon Dean Named AEC Head As Senate Okays Sumner Pike . Tl.b Rate Last tear Minimum this morning—76. Maximum yesterday- .98. Precipitation Jan, I to this date Truman Nome* Board For Kail Strike Threat WASHINGTON, July 11. W 1 ) — President Truman today named the members of an emergency board that will Investigate the threatened strike ot railway conductors against the Pullman Company. The President created the board last Thursday, thus delaying the of Railway Conductors originally walkout, for 60 days. The Order had *et the itrilu to begin today. .JOINS COUNTY AGENT'S STAFF—Woody Jackson, who for the past year has been assistant county agent of Woodruff County, today assumed his duties as assistant county agent for North Mississippi County. Mr. Jackson replaces E. E. Chandler, who several weeks ago was named county 'ageni for Garland County. A native of Alabama, Mr. Jackson wns giaduatcd from Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn. Ala., in March. 1349. Immediately after his graduation he accented the Woodruff County position While in Woodruff County Mr Jackson had several months experience in combatting boll weevils and numerous other cotton In sects. (Courier News Photo) Sovbea ns CHICAGO, July 11. OT—Closing Soybean Quotations: High Low Close July 323"i 317!4 318-17'i Nov 250>,i 243',} 244'i-43*i Jan 252'i 247 2U'i-47 Mar ,. 255 243U 250-45'.i and K. S. Jackson ol Manila committee' moved "to "place" the' box] Next Monday night, the club will at Driver which is located at a hold its annual "little primary at point further within the township, which time members of the club Fourth Box Here cast votes to pick the candidate in It also was announced that a each race that the club will si.p- fourth box would be located in Bly- I P° rl ' theville to account for the addition of a fourth city ward since the 1948 elections. Absentee Judges and clerks were named to handle absentee boxes In Osceola and Blytheville. The committee moved lo alter the rule regarding ballot listing of Democratic committeemen on the August 8 ballot so that when a vacancy is not filed for within DO days before the election, the names of Incumbent committeemen again will be placed on the ballot. Previously, 1! vio formal filing was made, the position was left open as no name could then be added. Substitutions were made for incumbent committeemen who did not file in the following Instances: H. II. Crawford was named to replace Dewey Smothers in Dycss Township, Joe R. Whocltr, for Robert Bryant in Neal Township, Tom CallLss for S. E. Seagravcs In Burdette Township, and James Moore for \7. P. Wells In Big _ township. Mr. Moore was named to succeed W. P. Wells due lo the latter's candidacy for stale representative. Ritey Dunkin was named in the Big Lake Township to succeed himself. Polls are to open at 8 ajn. and close at 6:30 pjn, The committee will meet again July 28 in the courtroom of the Osceola Court House to canvass election returns. WASHINGTON, July H. President Trutnan today chose ! Gordon Dean, now acting chair- ' nran, to be chairman of the Atomic Knergy Commission. The White House announced that Mr. Truman has decided nn Dean, who has just started n new three-year term, and will make the torrnnl appointment, shortly. Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters the naming of an AEC chairman docs not require Senate confirmation. Dean has been acting chairman since the expiration of the term of Sumner T. Pike on June 30. • Pike's nomination for a new term - was approved yesterday by the Senate, after considerable controversy. Mr. Truman's decision lo make Dean permanent AEC chairman still leaves one vacancy on the mimi r sion. This nominee will serve for five years. There hns bten no indication who might be appointed to this place, which would bring the ARC to Its full five-member strength. New York Stocks Quotations: Closing AT&T Amcr Tobacco . .. Anaconda Copper nclh Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester ..., j c Penney — Republic Steel .. Radio Socony Vacuum Studcbakcr Standard of N J Scars Packard O S Steel Southern Pacific, In late dispatches). Americans were fighting desperately to stem the Communist rush, but. a field head(|Uarter»'ipokesman acknowledged they were withdrawing to previously prepared positions. The huge tanks roared out of an early morning fog, crushing U.S. achlnegun and light artillery posl- ons. Behind them, Red troops— osslbly a division strong—pressed le attack. North Koreani who had Infll- atcd American lines during th« In civilian clothes, created oTifusion. In Korea, an American field head- uarlers spokesman said communist rcssure was "being exerted all long our front line." The battle raged between Chonul nd chochlwon, 20 air miles north if Taejon, The spokesman said It till "was fluid." An unofficial re- lort leaching Tokyo said Americans lad fled from Chochiwon. •SlabtlMiu" Continue* General MacArlh|ir's communi- que, which is'usually 13 to 24 houri behind field reports, said "American forces . . . nre continuing their action to stabilize the situation br stopping the North Korean offensive above the Kum River." It was Issued at 11:05 ».m. (9:05 a.m. 1ST, Tuesday.) Reports of new North Korean atrocities mounted. A check of front line accounts showed 18 U. S. soldiers had been shot through th« head alter their hands were bound behind them. ' : The Reds' Pyongyang radio a»id North Korean troops had captured msoilg, 12 air miles southwest of hnngjll. South Korea. It said Red roops took the city "and Its sur- ounding areas" at 2 p.m. Monday U p.m., EST, Sunday.) Northern Korea radio also said hree B-29 bombers were shot down i an American air raid on Pyong- aek, Inchon, Suwon and Chlnchori. Red-held South Korean cities. MacArth'nr's communique said American forces were able to halt one enemy drive at a point eight miles northwest of Cochlwon on he south bank of Ihe Miho Elver, tributary of the Kum. Penetrate South Tills drive lias succeeded In penetrating south to Chonul, approximately 25 mites northwest of Taejon. Tlie communique said "the remainder of this front" was "relatively stable near Chongan," which the Communists reached yesterday. However, additional troops and armor are being concentrated In this sector. The Ileds were reported to b» active In the Umsong-Chongju area, American and South Korean ground troops were getting sledgehammer support—the heaviest of the war—from Allied aircraft. General MacArthur said his planci knocked out 65 Communist tanks and 190 trucks Monday for a record single-day bag. The Far East Mr Force, hi a, ater communique, however, cut tha ank loll to 39. There was no ex- ilnnatlon of the discrepancy. But despite an estimated total oss of 170 tanks, the North Koreans kept hurling armor-led pressure against American and South Korean infantrymen in four major sectors stretching across a battle area 45 miles wide. 148 164 30 131 1, 66 1, 127 1-2 . 44 3-B . 83 1-2 . 50 5-8 . 12 3-4 . 26 1-8 35 1-4 15 5-8 19 3-4 27 7-8 13 •W t-8 3 3-4 35 1-8 M 3-8 Clerics to Take Stand TORONTO—The World Council of Churches, which represents all Christians except Roman Catholics, begins drafting a statement on Korea today. It may become public Thursday. Tlie council's 90-member policy making central committee will meet in closed session to draw up what Is expected to be a highly significant declaration of Christian policy toward the Korean war. It will express the views of ». group embracing about 160.000.000 Christians In 44 countries, Including some behind the iron curtain. O. Cotton Open High Low Closx . 3610 3655 3610 3613h . 3580 3643 35*8 351J . 3563 3643 3541 337* . 3555 3624 3552 3383 , 3550 3638 3543 3513 • " ' " '" "" —Courier News fhoto WOIIK M)V\S-CI-S ON Allironr nUIMHNG-Abovc is a -skeleton" view of the new administration build"- under construction today at the Municipal Airport hero. The 40 by 100-foot one-.tory building will coTan 0 offices lobby, restrooms. kitchen and dining room. No kitchen or dining room equipment Is to be HaledaResent however. located on the site of the oU control tower, the mUlding will cost about WOOrT^h federal fund, provldlr* mil the money Frank H. Lcc and Co., West Memphis, Is the genera, conn-actor and A. V. Hcimtke of Blytheville Is the Architect, _ New York Cotton July Oct. Dec. Mar. May Open High Low Clotft . 3S90 3TOO 3640 K7» . 35S5 3658 3S6S 3*» . 3575 3655 3S60 3590 . 3575 3«47 3565 3595 . »570 »M4 *55 VM

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