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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TWS DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NOBTHEA ST ARKANSAS ANB SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 99 BlythCTill* Daily Me BlythevilJ* Courier Mississippi V»llrj tcwfcx Blythcvlllc Herald /LK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JULY 17, 1950 TWCLVK PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEKTS JWarBriefs Mf THE ASSOCIATED PRE5» Red Troops Near Tottering Taejon Arm* Fund Expected WASHINGTON.—Senator Brid- ies (R-NH) said today Congress will give the »rmed services any needed increase in funds, "but they •will have to use it better than some money has been used in the past." Bridges, top Republican on the Senate appropriations committee, told * reporter he expects a Presidential request-probably tills week —for "several billions of dollars" to build up the American fighting machine, U.S. Flys Round Clock AN AMERICAN ,AIB BASE IN .1APAN—American pilots blasted North Korean transport today from Seoul to the breakthrough area south of the Kum River. They flew 'round-the-clock missions, attacking with rockets and machine guns Some pilots roared in so low thes hillsides. They ripped trucks ing southward along highway and big Red tanks sheltered b earth banks. The fighters reported destrnctio of three tanks, 17 trucks and two locomotives. They damaged 30 trucks and shot up several buildings which wer« suspected Communist shelters. British Cabinet Meets LONDON. — Britain's cabinet meets today with three urgent questions born of the Korean fighting awaiting answers: 1. Will British, ground troops be sent to Korea in response to the recent appeal by United Nations Secretary-General Trygve Lie? 2. What will Britain do about her own defense preparations in the light of the Korean battles? 3. Will the Labor government • gree to demands from the Conservative opposition for a full-scale debate in "the House of Commons on the state of the nation's defenses lit home and abroad? Brussels Union to Meet LONDON—The five Brussels union Allies, laced with demands on their military resources because of the. Korean war, unexpectedly call- Kid & meeting of .their defense rnin- ' Jsters ior Thursday, A foreign office spokesman described it as "routine." The five al- lir* are Britain, Prance, Belgium, Holland and.^juxembpurg Their bgitle'irnce'ls expected to. eov«r most-aspects'of we t Europe* '•strategic'. offense problems in the right of the powers' far eastern commitments. Britain, Prance and Holland all have mlitary commitments in the Far East. Red Terror Denounced BELGRADE, — A government- sponsored Yugoslav peace Congress formally condemned* today Russia's "terroristic" campaign of pressure HKainst this country. It called for settlement of all international disputes by agreement. Second Call Of Draftees Seen in U. S. Hershey Said To Be Looking For Law Change WASHINGTON, July 17.— (Al 1 ) —Maj. Gen. Lewis Hershey, Selective Service chief, is reported to be looking tor a second draft call next month. lie also was quoted today as anticipating a need for more sweeping draft regulations affecting veterans, hus- hancls and fathers. Most veterans and men with dependents were sxempt from the firs draft call for 20.000 men to built up the Army in the Korean crisis Hershey's views on possible future draft moves were given to a renorte by LI,'Col. Irving W. Hart. Sclec tive Service information chief, in response to ' queries. Hershey him fielf was reported unavailable. "No Keasnn Why Not" Hart said Hershey has told aide several times that he sees no reaso to believe that there will not be second draft call next month. "The general also has said severs times that a more sweeping dral law may be needed," Hart said. The Army has said that it ha "no present plan" for another draft call, but has emphasized that conditions are subject to quick change. Call In October Prom other osurces, it has been learned that a second call for perhaps 20,000 men might come in October. Draft boards throughout the country have been ordered to fill their quotas for the first call as quickly as possible nnd no later than Sept. 3D. YOU CAM TAKE BACK. AUL. YOU'VE <3AVE AMD YOU'LL MEVER. HEAI?- A YEUF; FOR WE'VE LET .TOO KAAMV HERQE.S D1E A-LOOKIKS 1 BACrC FOR HELR Americans Abandon Airfield As AA'Arthur Says Invaders Paying Heavily for Gain TOKYO, Tuesday, July 18. (AP)—Three North Koro;ui infantry divisions, heavily aided by artillery but sliy oiv tanks, swarmed close on Taejon today, forcing the slender American dcfon.se to abandon the airfield three miles north of that South Korean city. Goiiond lliicArlluir's Tokyo headiruurtevs communique reported early this morning that tlie North Korean invaders arc "continuing to pay a high price for ground gained," but acknowledged that they wore gaining. • , Lnto field dispatches sntd Taejon,. * + » until last week the provisional capital of the Korean republic and site of American field headquarters, \vns .slill In American hands but virtually deserted. Its abandonment, appeared near, however. A WnshmKton Defense ])e|):irt- Stalin Tells Nehru Red China Is Essential to End of War New York Stocks AT&T 149 1-4 Amer Tobacco G4 Anaconda Copper 30 1-4 Beth Steel 36 3-4 Chrysler 63 1-4 Coca Cola 120 Gen Electric 421-2 Gen Motors 785-8 Montgomery Ward 50 3-4 N Y Central 125-8 Int Harvester ( ... 253-4 .1. C. Penney f» Republic Steel 33 7-8 Radio 15 1-2 Socony Vacuum 19 SUidebaker 25 3-4 Standard of N. J 70 1-8 *• Sears 40 Packard 33-1 U S Steel 32 3-8 Sou. Pac 56 1-2 Soybeans July Nov ,lan Mar High Low Close 3-15',4 340 345-45Vi 257(4 253 2S5-55V4 261 255 '& 25711-',4 26314 258!i 260-60',i Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy with scattered Ihundcrsnowers this PARTLY CI-OUDY afternaon and Tuesday. Parti cloudy tonight with scattered thundershowers in northwest portion. 1 Not much change in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Showers or thunctershowers this afternoon, mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms east and south; mostly cloudy and somewhat cooler wtth thundershowers south Tuesday; tow tonight TO sov'heast; high Tuesday 80-85. Minimum this morning—73 Maximum yesterday—90 Minimum Sunday morning—70 Maximum Saturday— M X Sunset today—1:1S. ^ Sunrise tomorrow—5:00. Precipitation tt hours to 7 a.m. today— .0«. Tot»l since Jan. 1—34.78. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—81.5. Normal mean temperature for July— n*. ' Talk to Nation; Report on War President to Give Message to Congress; On Radio Wednesday WASHINGTON, July 17. President 'Truman will semi a me.ssujje on the Korean war to Congress Wednesday and repori to the nation on it (hat night by radio. The While House said neither the message nor the report to the-people has been completed yet. But, the message to the lawmakers will carry recommendations for legislative action to back up ou efforts to throw the Red invaders out of Korea. 4 Network Program The message will be sent to the lawmakers at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The radio report, over four major networks one! television, will be at 0:30 p.m. (EST). As for the message to Congress, 'residential Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters: Comprehensive Message "It will he quite a comprehensive one, giving background of the sit- mtion, explaining all steps that have been taken by this government and containing legislative recommendations." Earlier Democratic leaders hud net with Mr. Truman and discussed the .message. None would say what Mr. Truman planned to say. But House Speaker Rayburn later today reported that "in my best judgment" food rationing would not be made a part of contemplated government controls. Asked whether it would call for "all-out mobilization," Speaker Rayburn said the message would have U> speak for itaeU. Sleel Controls Government officials have predicted that the message will call for controls over steel, curbs on con- NKW DELHI, India. July 11— (<P}| —Generalissimo Stalin has told In- : dia's Prime Minister Nehru he considers Red China's admission lo the United Nations Security Council an essential step toward' ending the Korean war, it was reliably reported today. A reliable source said the Russian prime minister, iti a note to Nehru, agreed the Korean crisis must be settled peacefully through the Security Council. But the Council, Stalin reportedly insisted, must Include the Chinese Communists among Its "big five" permanent members. Views of Koreans Stalin's note, delivered here yes- .erday in reply to a previous communication from Nehru, suggested that the views of the Korean people be heard,-the source said. The Russian message was transmitted to Nehru at Allahabad where he has been visiting, am was cabled to the U.S. and liritist governments, A foreign ministr oficial said publication of the note would depend on the reaction Washington i\ncl London. India, siu informed source said docs not expect the United State to take the initiative in seeurin admi.sion for Communist China the United Nations. India hope only that the U.S. will not use U Sectirity Council veto to prcvor the Communists replacing National Jst China's representative, No Veto by U.S. Authoritative sources in Wash ington already have reported th: the United States, while not reac 1 to vote to admit the Chinese R-oc to the U.N., would not veto th eiping government's application if Hcds received the seven coun- l votes necessary Lo gain admls- i*n. Press reports here .said Stalin greed to the necessity of a peace- il settlement of the Korean con- .ict "through the security council F it-h the inevitable participation of he big five, including rcpresenta- vcs oT the. People's (Communist) Government"of China." Stalin also reportedly said that for a quick solution, reiircsenta- tives of the Korean people would havcjto be heard. Whether he restricted this to North Koreans was not - reported. Nehru's note lo Staifn, according to some reports, proposed that the United States facilitate the entry of Communist China V Into 'us*& '' J.S, Drafts Response to Nehru; White Paper on War Readied WASHINGTON, July 17- {/!')— The StiUe Department got a copy today of Marshal Stalin's reply to Indian Prime Minister Nehru's proposals for ending the Korean crisis. The terms offered by the Russian prime minister were not officially disclosed. He was reported in New Delhi dispatches to have made seating of the Chinese Communists on the United Nations Security Council an essential preliminary to halting the fighting. The State Department is reported to have completed a draft ol the U. S. response to Nehru. It is expected to restate the "rock bottom" American terms tor settlement, but in a manner to leave the way open for Nehru to pursue his effort if lie believes it holds any promise of success. The minimum U. S. demand, outlined Friday, is withdrawal of the Communist invaders back of the 38th Parallel into North Korea. There IK every indication that this country will refuse to compromise on this point, which is also a U.N. objective. In addition lo the U. S. reply to Nehru, the Stale Department said il is preparing to publish an American "white paper" on the Korean Crisis. It is scheduled for release Tuesday. input spiikesninn intlmnlcd th:it Tui'jim Mas written off ;uul tlinl the next Aincm-un st:iud might hn Tiii-rcd un a hipjh ridge some 3f> miles southeast, on the road in Kimu-liui). A Morale Kffeet MiU'Arlhur's public information officer, Col. M. I 1 . Eehols, echoed this. lie snid the loss 1 of Taejon would have no more than 11 morale; effect and Hint the Americans steadily withdrawing into more nigged and more efWiUy-defonsible lerrilroy. MacArLlmt 1 described thr America n.s n.s withdrawing from the Kontfju-Tnejon - Nonsnn triangle. This is nn expanse or more than 200 square mUi i s south of the Kum River. Kongju.ls 20 miles northwest of Taejon, while Nonsan Is 20 miles south of Konpju and 29 road mlk'S .sout.lnve.st of Tacjon, '' West Flunk, North Plank MacArthur's couuuunicnie described n situation In which the Americans had, Lo quit Kongju, 20 miles northwest ol Tnejon. nnd pull wc.st nnd south, so that their former west Hank hud t>ccomc a north flank. The North Korean second division was sLrugglmg to turn this flank "in the Taejon area," the commu- nique reported. Exact distances from the city were not disclosed. The'airfield, three miles north, s admittedly under Red artillery "flic nntl threatened by" Infiltrating enemy foot soldiers, however. Tvj'O Tnrifcs Cross Although MacArthur said the enemy had succeeded In only two tanks .ncross -"the south hank of the Kum River nnd that both these had been destroyed. Held dispatches intimated the Reds .since hail brijusht up more armor. This evidently came from the heavy Red concentrations whkih MueAr- thur reported were building up Jusi north of the: Kum. A ssoci a ted !*ro.ts C'o ITCS pon d en t William H. Moore, who visited Tac- jon at D p.m. Monthly (5 a.m. CS'J') P -sad most of Us 100,003 population | had fled. JVc talked with Ametcan' soldiers on the empty .streets, and With South Korean military police. Yak I'islitrrs Dnsvn While the Americans were rolled bnck in one sector at len.st six miles from the Kum, Genera] MncArtluir said the nortlicrii Cornmuni.su snf- lered their \vov-st rctbuct'.s of Uic Korean w;ir on the ca.st to:iit. Two Rius.sinn built Yak fiyhtcr planes were shot down by American pilot.-;. One was downed I>y r*t. George M. Kdwards of El r.uso, Si-ii TAi;j()N* mi IM£tt 5 HliDS NEAR SOUTHERN CAPITAI.—Three North Korean Infantry divisions today ncnrccr Tnojon (above Hag on map) niter abandoning the Tnejon airfield last night. Broken arrow Indicates threat to Pusan- Taujon supply line ivJlcv the-Communist shift .in..attack. The Kum lllvcr defense sector (.sawtooth lino), hns been outflanked mid other Red drivc.i from chonan (A), through Chnngjii nnd Tanyang (B) have been reported as olhir units were reported maneuvering in the Taetaack mountains (C). (AT Wircjihnln Map). Better Markets Topic Of Soybean Meeting Soybean producers and processors of Mississippi County will meet with officials of the American Soybean Association here AUK- !' to discuss better soybean markets for Arkansas, .11. V. Ohleiulorf, president of the Mississippi County Farm .Bureau, s;iid today. Clyde Shibley Named Manager Of Bell Telephone Office Here Clyde Shibley of Ftrt Smith has beet) named manager here for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company to succeed Truman L. 5coU, company officials announced loday. sumer credit, and possibly a lax increase. Rayburn's only comment: "I assume he will make a report on the Korean war and whatever recommendations he wants for additional things." Appearing at the White House with Rayburn were vice President Barkley, Senate Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois and House Democratic Leader McCormack ot Massachusetts. N. O. Cotton Oct. . lien. . Mar . May . July . Open High tx>w Close . MAO 382S 3689 387.2 . 3706 1824 3688 3817 .... 3707 .... 3705 3643 3824 3822 J7W 3687 3689 3633 381 Ib Ifffl 37M —Photo liy Mason I.U.XORA ROTARY IIEAI>- Tom Callis (above) recently was Installed as president of Luxora's Rotary Club. He succeeds ):>hn H. Thweatt. Other officers include Frank Barham, vice president; Vcrnon James, secretary; and Aulen Chitwood, sergca:-t-at- arms. New r members of the D -aro of directors are Vjeonnrd F,Hisor> and O. C. Driver, Jr. Old members Include Donald Wertz. Lester Stevens and John Thwcntv New York Cotton Oct. Dec. Mar May July 2G85 . 3700 3695 3706 3675 High I.AV, Close 3839 3655 3(434 3833 3S9S 3S25 3827 3695 3827 3824 3700 3813 3719 3G40 3V58 AUhoiifUi a native of Fort Smith, •hibley hail lived at Van Buren evcral years before entering the rmecl services in 1912. During the var, he served three years with he 80th infantry Division, includ- overseas duty in the European "heater of Operations. ISo was tsk- n\ prisoner during the Battle of .he Bulge and v.'as interned in £ Herman prisoner of war camp for -hree and n half months Sh'.blcy was separated from the service in November, 1945, as a staff serge- 11 it. He .started to work with the telephone company as a business representative at Forl Smith in June 1946. During August. 1948, he became a commercial representative at Fort Smith, the job he hrld until his transicr lo Blythcvillc. The new manager was graduated from the University ol Arknnsa.1 in 1943, when he received his B S. degree In business administration lie Is married and has no children. Scott, promoted to the Job of aroa service engineer under the recent organization of the telephone company on a state operating b:\-i-s, moves to its Arkansas headquarters at Little Rock. The outgoing manager began hU telephone career at Little Rock in December, 1323, ns a directory salesman. While In Little Flock, he also served as commercial representative, .salesman, and corn muni cat ions engineer. He moved to Cairideri as Clyde ShlbTcy ;r.anngcr Sn October, 194-1, returning to Little Hock In August 1945. lo nold successive jrjbs as communication engineer and ;-pccin1 rcprc tentative, HR mcrvcd here to take :he ninmtKcrfal iob in August, 1013. 'Hie meeting, which will be sponsored by the American Soybean As:oclation and which was arr;tng- ccl by the Mi.ssi.s.sLpi>i County Farm Unreal), will be held at (-he Court. IFou.sc here' starting at % p.m. Mr, Ohicndorf will serve n.s chairman for the meeting. All soybean producers and pro- c:cs.soT,ri of Mississippi CXiunty and vicinity arc being invited to fiUend the meeting. The main topic for diKcusslon at the meeting will • be how tti briny •Southern-produced soy beans up to the same price level as thase pro* need in northern -states "We have long known that soy- ican.s in this part of Miu .^mth bring a lov;er price than northern ;cruus," Mr. Ohlendurf *;iiil, 'but lerctotore nothing hfl, 1 ? beer clo.-ic lo correct the condition." Tirsl l.frorl This is ttie Ur&t time, he s-.iid. U'.ut, an effort is actually bcin^ made (/) .something about Acting better prices lor soybeans produced ' n : hisj area. 1 Oil managers. exjx>rff:rs ?.ud j brokers have also been mvitoti to meet witli Hie prodnr^rs nnd pio- cessor.i along; v;lth srcdrncn to di.scuss: how producers ol tin; Mid- South can capture their slut re cf the higher priced w>ybi,*an m?.r- kcts. George M. Sfrnyer. so:ret-ary of the American Ijoyboan Ax-ocia- tion \vIU attend the i]K,T:tins!. I'rior to the night ntepiing :il the Court House thorc will he a lunch- eon Tor soybean buyers at the Rustic Inn at 11 a.m. ol the same date, Mr. Ohlcmiorf said. In addition to the discussion ot ways to better marcel prices for Southern producers, first-hand in* formation will also be given on Iha prospects for soybean prices next fan. •M Electoral College Proposal Kiii WASHINGTON. July 17. (/TV-The House today Yiillcd a ptopnsrti to abolish the electoral college and to revamp the machinery by which the nation has named it5 presidents for 150 yeans. H trnccl clown n Senutc-pa.sserl resolution that would have submitted to the slates a constitution;!] amendment doing a'-vny with the electoral college system nnd substituting one based on proportionate division of the popular vote. Electoral Vole The electoral college system now gives each nt ale's total electoral vale to the winning candidates for President and vice I'rerskk'tit. The proposed change, requiring ratification by 3(> slates, would have divided each state's electoral vote in cHrrct proportion to the popular vote received by the opposing candidate. Weekend Toll: 6 Wrecks, 1 Minor Injury Kiwanians Launch Fund Drive To Remodel New Polio Center Six weekend tratfic accidents— Iwo of them on North Highway 61 near the country Club—resulted In only one niinor injury but several cars were heavily damaged, officers reported today. Four arrests were made. The only Injury was received by a Negro, Hudson Bohannon of Bly- Iheville. He received a leg cut when the 1941 Ford pickup track he was driving collided with the 1947 Plymouth driven by Richard Ford, also of BIythevMle. The collision occurred Saturday at Cherry and Franklin Streets. Neither vehicle was heavily dam- aged and no arrtt-.cs were made by city . police, who investigated the wreck. Highway Si near the Country Club was the scene of two accidents. In the first, at 10:45 a.m. yesterday, a 1949 Plymouth driven by William Bonn of Hannibal, Mo., collided with a 1931 Buict driven by Willie J .Campbell, Blythcville Negro. Says Driver Asleep State Trooper Clyde Barker satd Campbell was Intoxicated and fell asleep at the wheel. Campbell's car then traveled to opposite traffic lane, where It collided with the lortnbound Plymouth, Trooper Jnrkcr .said. Tnc left front fender of Camp- n'll's car caught Iho left Ironl tender of the Plymouth and extensively damaged the eiilirc side, he reported. Mr. Holm's car wan knocl/d back 78 feet and Campbell's car was turned 90 decrees nnd knocked 103 feet Into a collon field rast of the highway, he said. No one was injured but Campbell was held for driving while intoxicated, lie will be tried .July '21. Mr. Bonn's wife a»d daughter were In the car with him See ACCIl>KNT on I'age S rilytheville Kiwanians this motn- ng officially opened their campaign for S3,500 to finance (he rc-modcl- in« of the barracks building which will be the new homo of the: county's out-rmticnt po]lr> ccr.tpr. 'The drive was officially opened with a klckoff dutch breakfast at Hotel Noble during which the $3.500 goal was divided into quotas for towns and communities of the county. The Blythcville Kiwanis Club is sponsoring (he rc-locallon of the center from its present home at fairgrounds lo the Court House lawn. The rc-Iocatlon wns neccs- i sary when space occupU'd by tha clinic was ritcueci oy the Fair Association. The Kiwanians look the •noving of the center as a project when Miss M.iry Craig, physical therapist in charge of the clinic announced that- the clinic would be closed unless a new location could be found. Jimnnc Sanders, cbairinan of the Kiwanis Club's committee in chai'ge of the r:\n\i>Mgn, appointed 13 subcommittees to work in the drive. Each committee was given a spccl- licd territory in which to solicit with each committee piven a quota See KIWANIS OH l>«gc 5

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