The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 18, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 18, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST: MISSOURI VOl VTVT vn ini Blytheville D.Uy Nn» MlwiMlppl taltey Leader VUI/. .XL/VI—NO. 101 BlythcviU* Courier Blythevllto Herald BIATHBVILLK, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, JUIA' 18, 1950 TWELVE PAGES $Var Briefs B>r THE ASSOCIATED FKKSS Yanks Halt Reds in Kum River Area House Talks of Arms Aid WASHINGTON — Congressional demands lor a Pacific mutual defense pact along North Atlantic treaty lines piled up today as the House opened debate on the $1,222,500,000 arms aid bin. Solid bipartisan support assured, without question, passage of President Truman's request for .second- year military assistance to the non- Communist wortd when the bill comes to a final vote tomorrow. Nicaragua to Aid Fight MANAGUA, Nicaragua — President Anastaslo Somoza told a news conference today Nicaragua Is read} to supply an armed force "to help tha United Nations in Korea. He also said that Nicaragua is willing to grant, air and naval bases needed. Claim 2500 Killed — The North Korean Pyongyang radio asserted lonigh more than 2,500 Americans \vcri killed and more than 100 were cap tured in fighting south of the Kum River. The claim covered fiction to i p.m. Monday (2 a.m. CST). Reports from Eighth Army head qua riers i n Korea today i ndica te< that U. S. casualties were ligh during the last 48 hours, The Red broadcast, monitorci here at 4 *,m, CST asserted i "considerable amount" of war boot was seized. It said American forces were treating in disorder and the north erners "are continuing their ad vaiice while mopping up remnant. of American and Syngman Rhc troops." No Filipino Troops MANILA — The Philippines cab Inet today" endorsed President Qu! rino's stand that no Filipino Irooj: be sent to the Korean battlefront. A spokesman said, however, tl: government would not object individual Filipinos volunteering fo service with the United Nation forces. ray da Claims 'Sinking' MOSCOW- -The ^Communist p* t'^yiewi-pnper n that two north'Koi sank an American 5 off the Korean coast. (North Korean communtq 1 claimed the sinking of several U. S. vessels but there has been no American announcement of (he loss of any ships.) Miss Higgins in Tokyo TOKYO, Wednesday, July 19. CAP)—War correspondent Marguerite Hlgglna returned from Korea to,.ay with the announced intention of asking General MacArLruir personally to let her go back to the battle zones. The 30-ynar old reporter for tlic New York Herald-Tribune repeated that she had been cxprlled from Korea by an 8th Army Headquarters order and contended she was being discriminated again-st because of her sex. Political Rally To Be Held Here A poltlcal rally will be held on the Court Mouse lawn here at 8 o'clock tonight. Handbills circulated yesterday indicated that the rally is being sponsored by Mississippi County candidates for political offices. Asitie from talks by the canilv I dates, there was no announcement Fof specific activities planned for the rally tonight. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Truman to Ask More Strength in Crisis Reports Say Tax Increases Will Not Be Sought Now WASHINGTON, July 13. <#)—President Truman will call for more men, money and authority to deal with, the Korea crisis tamoiTow but, one Congressional leader said, will net now seek, a tax Increase, The President set aside much of oday for work on final drafts of iis two Wednesday messages—a re- iort to Congress at 10 a.m. C.S.T .nd a broadcast to the people at i30 p.m. CST. As pieced together from a dozen ources in the capital. Mr. Truman's requests to Congress were expected to include: Five to Six Million An additional $5,000,000,000 to .6,000,000,000 in military spending authority. Permlsion to 4 increase by 220,000 men or more the authorized strength of the armed forces—or, about 770.000 above today's actual strength. I->imited powers of priority and allocation, to channel steel and other materials into arms produc- ,ion, by voluntary means if IHJS- sible and compulsory means if necessary. Anti-Inflation Anti-inflation measures Including curbs on consumer credit but not including the price, wage or ration powers of World War II. Higher taxes have been predicted freely by officials as the Korean "police action" mushroomed into war proportions. Senator Lucas of Illinois, Democratic leader in the Senate, lokl a reporter, however, he docs not expect that Mr. Truman will ask higher rates at this time. If more revenues are needed, Mr. Truman can call for them when the new Congress convenes in Jann a ry. Th is d oe.s i lot, h owe ve r, nc- ce.sarily rule out his pending request for a "moderate" One report was that the bulk of the new military requests would be in the form of contract authority that is, to order things for which the money would be .appropriated later. •J^<< - ft ~ * r • OE-faUjsM-..- ,-,>.! • mM^^-SA •». l'I,ANE HANGS FROM HIGH VOLTAGE POWER WIRES—Tills light plane crasher! and then dan- Bled in high voltage power wires 200 feet over the Williamette River harbor at Portland, Ore. Police found the pilot's body in river. He was Ira Cook, of Umatilla, who had flown to Portland for a Sunday visit with a woman friend who works as a cook aboard a river mg. Plane doors hung open. Cushions were found floating on river (AP Wreiphoto). 'Vt—Closing CHICAGO. July 18. Soybean Quotations: High Low ......... 3-15 1 .-:- 3S5 1 ......... 254'.-! 245 l . ......... 258 24T,i 2W, ......... 261 '.i 250'! 250'i Close 335'i July Nov Jan Mar Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness with scattered thunder- L O U I) Y ihowcrs this afternoon and tonight. Wednesday partly cloudy. Not much change in temperature. .Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy, showers or thunderstorms tonigh't, little warmer south Wednesday, low Jaycees Plan Drive to 'Get Out the Vote' A "Get Out the Vote" drive to stimulate the turnout of electors in the Democratic primaries July 25 and Aug. 8 is being mapped by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce. Initial plans for the drive were announced lasl night at a meeting of the Jaycees in their clubhouse on North Second Street. Rouse Harp and Larry Kneas have been named co-chairmen for the drive. It was emphasized by Jaycee officials that the planned "Get Out the Vote" drive In no way modifies the club's neutral stand in political matters. , President Charles Moore said the drive i- merely to get voters to go to tile iK>lls and is not designed to influence their balloting. . In other action last night, the club voted to donate. $100 to the Kiwanis Club's campaign to raise funds for remodeling of the post- polio treatment center's new headquarters on the Court House lawn. The Junior Chamber thus became the first civic club to donate the S100 being sought from each such organization in Blytheville. Three new members were inducted last night. They are Earl Nail. Bill Stovall and Barney Cockrcll, Jr. 30 Americans Said Slain on Stretchers In New Atrocities By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Communist forces, reported sufferinjr terrific casualties, were lieltl nil along Hie Korciin baltlcfront today by American and South Korean defenders—but this encouraging _ news WHS tempered by new reports of Red atrocities against American troops. Oil's of an Infiinlry regiment. • • • feelh in Shape? That's Draff C!ue; NervesWon'tAid —Courier News Plwlo WORK ON I)EI,I, SCHOOL STAI1TS Work stalled yesterday on Dell School's new S'12,000 elementary school building which is located on the west portion of (he school grounds. Shown above breaking ground are (from the left) R. B. Crawford, secretary Dell board of education; the Rev. M. R. Griffin, board of eiliicn- tion president; Superintendent of Schools A. B. Caldwcll; Mfiyor D .D. Flippin n i«l C. M. Baxter building superintendent. ' -, high Wednesday tonight 70 south- 35-!>p. Minimum this morning—65. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset today—T:ia. Sunrise tomorrow—4:59. • Prccipitalion 24 hours to 7 today—2.90. Total since Jan. 1—37.68. Mean temperature (midway k'.wecn high nnd low)— 79.5. 1 _ Normal mean temperature July--S1.5. This Date List Year Minimum this morning- 68. Maximum yesterday—82, Two Wardell Men Held for Fatal Shooting Charges of first degree murder were filed " against two -Wardell Mo., men yesterday in connection with an apparent family squabble which, ended in a fatal shooting at Wardell Saturday afternoon. In jail at Caruthersville are Cagle DcPriest and his brother, Ewell DePriest. They arc charged with murder in connection with the fata shooting of J. W, Jowcrs 39, of Portageville, Mo., Cagle DcPriest's brother-in-law. According to Pemiscot County Deputy sheriff Jack Kelly, Cagle DePriest shot Jowcrs four times with an automatic shotgun while Ewell DePriest held a gun 'on Arthur Brims of at. Louis, a companion of Jowers. The shooting the De- f'ricst store, which is operated by Cagle DePriest's wife, three miles south of Wardell on Missouri Route B. Deputy Kelly stated that circumstances leading up to the x shooting have not been learned but he indicated that family trouble might have been the cause. Walling Under Tree Deputy Kelley stated that Jowers was said to have come to the DePriest, store with Mr Bruns. Before arriving at the store, he said, Jowers went to the DePriest home and obtained a shotgun. When Jowers arrived at the store, Cagle DePriest was said to have been waiting outside the store under a tree armed with the automatic shotgun. Cagle DePriest then shot his hrothr-in-Iaw. Kelly said, while Ewell held a gun on Bruns. Funeral services lor Mr Jowers were conducted at the Baptist : hurch in Portageville yesterday with burial there. DeLlsle Funeral Home of Portageville was in charge He ts survived by his wife, Mrs. Dora Jowers of Portageville; !our sisters, Mr.s. Allie Tatc, Mrs. Doris Hopper and Mrs. Carrie Collins. of St Louis, and Mrs. Mary Dc- Pricsl of Wardell; two brothers. Dick Jowers of St. Louis and Charley Jowcrs of Portagcvillc. The new building will be of modern design and will accommodate approximately 400 students. It will contani ten classrooms, an office and rest rooms. First graders will have rest rooms connecting with the classrooms. Of brick veneer exterior, the building will measure 17G-by 50 feet and is expected to be completed by Oct. 1. Wendell M. Phillips of Ulythevillc i public rest looms, showers and lob- architect for the new school j by. gymnasium, | Like the elementary building, the gymnasium will he of brick veneer with overhead steel beams Superintendent Caldwcll explained that It will contain no posts which might obstruct vision. The gyinnasiurn will feature a building and the new on which construction is expected to start about Aug. 20. The new gymnasium will occupy the site of the former gymnasium, which burned early this spring. It is expected to cost $40.000 and will seat approximately 900 persons. It wili contain four dicsing rooms, hardwood' playing court which will contain 3,915 square feet (87 by •Sfi). Stalin-Nehru Say Red China Must Enter UN; US. Differs MOSCOW, July 18 —«>)_ Gen- eialissmo Stalin and India's Prime Minister Nehru were agreed today that Communist China must be admitted to the United Nations before a settlement of the Korean war can be negotiated. Meanwhile. Secretary of Slate Acheson was- believed ready to tell Prime Minister Nehru today that the United States ardently wants peace In Asia but not at the price of bowing to Communist aggression in Korea. A carefully worded no-appease- reply to the Indian leader's peace approach to the United States and Russia was drafted lor dispatch to New Delhi. Reply (o Be Public The State Dtpanmcrre expected to make It public after a copy Is " '"' ' ' Madame Vijaya . Indian ambassador and Nehru's sister. In an exchange of letters council or outside the council through unoflcial contact, the U.S.S.R.. the United States of America and China, with the assistance and the cooperation of other pi'aceablc states, could find a basis lor the cessation of the conflict and for a fiunl solution of the Korea problem." . '"Stalin, in his reply, nlso said, he felt it "would be expedient to hear handed nlso to Lakshml Pandit, pub- Precipitation -33.61. Jan. 1 to this date New York Stocks A T & T 150 3-8 Amer Tobacco 63 3-4 Anaconda Copper 307-8 Beth Steel 38 3-4 Chrysler 65 1-2 Coca-Cola 123 Gen Electric 441-8 Oen Motors 81 1-4 Montgomery Ward 52 N Y Central 12 7-8 Hit Han-ester 27 J C Pcuney 55 1-2 Republic Steel '. 35 1-4 Uadlo 16 1-4 Socony Vacuum 193-4 Studebaker 27 1-8 Standard of N J 71 1-2 Sears 40 3-4 Packaid .11-2 U 5 Steel 33 1-2 lished today by tlic official Soviet news agency Tass, Stalin told Nehru peaceful settlement should be reached through the U.N. Security Council but "with the obligatory participation of the representatives of the five great powers, including the Peoples (Communist) Government of China." Russian Boycott The Soviet Union has boycotted 1 U.N. meetings since January because of the presence of Chinese Nationalist delegates. Nehru, in his reply, said he was communicating with "the other governments concerned" and hoped to communicate with the Russian prime minister again soon. In his earlier tetter opening the correspondence with Stalin, Nehru suggested this prcccdure for settling the Korean question: 1- The representative of Communist China would be seated In the U.N Security Council: Soviet Would Return 2. The Soviet Union would return to the council; 3. "Within the framework of the hi the security council representatives of the Korean people." However, the United States and most of the non-Communist members of the United Nations were expected to insist on their previous condition that negotiation for u Korean settlement he preceded by a return of North Korean forces to of an infantry regiment rcuiriiiiiB from the thickest of Sunday fighting, chained thnl 30 of their wounded buddies were shot to dealli on their litters by (he Communists. The swiurning Red Sunday punch across (he Knui lilver had thrown the Americans hack lo defense lines north of Tacjon—the lines they stU held toddity. The slain Americans include a Catholic chaplain, killed while -jiving benediction lo the badly wounded, 3t. Arnold McKenny of Newport. VI.. related, lie said he did not see It, "but l\know It's true." llnl Attack Slacked All along the battlefront the Communists had slackened their nltack In the face of fierce American nir onslaughts and 'stiffening ground resistance. The front was so quiet the usual morning com- munique of Cicn. Mac-Arthur's headquarters was omitted. Heroic U ,S. 2-llh Division troops battling against overwhelming odds still hold positions above Tacjon. That rail center, once considered the key to Houlh Korea's defense, remains in American hands, a U. S. Eighth Army spokesman reporl- cd. To the west, t>ouin Korean troojis attacked on the central sector Tuesday night (Korea Time) and then withdrew to defense positions after Inflicting heavy casualtcs. an Eighth Army spokesman said. Wjjlilcrs Kulteri Retls The Hcds were taking a battering from the air by u. S. Jet fighters, Mustangs and light bombers Heavy bombers struck behind the lines in strategic allacks whlcl sooner or later would show up 1 a slnpkcnlug of Communist supplies al'lhc front, t So lerrific was the nir beating Ihat lighter pilots rcporlcd the Reds moving their armor and motor columns only by night and lying low In daylight. U. S. Far East headquarters informed the Defense Department that the defenders were holding all along the line and Ihat enemy pressure slackened. 'Hie Washington spokesman warned against considering this a decisive lurn- Ing point. However. Ihere Is a del- inle stiffening of defenses, nnd there is more tactical support from artillery nnd air, the Defense Department reported. Tills has kept the Americans In the battle below the Kum River at Tacjon, where In Event of War One-Time 4-Fs May Shoulder U.S. Arms WASHINGTON, July 18. (/!>)—The Army's forthcoming dniftccs must linve better teeth than was required for World War II duty, but they need not be quite so stable emotionally. And in the event of a war a general reduction In standards for military service Is in prospect, so that many men who 011:0 might have been rated 4-p may shoulder arms Furthermore, plans are under way to see that, in such an emergency, 4-Ps are funneled into suitable essential Jobs in which they might be needed. These were developments today as draft boards over tile nation began filling the Army's demand for 20,- their own territory 38th parallel. north of the Sanitarian for County Assumes Duties Here Sam Dickey assumed his duties yesterday at the Mississippi County Health Unit here as county sanitarian. Previous reports have stated that llicre was to be a city sanitaria;] and a county sanitary engineer, but 7,000 Arkansas Draft fligibles to Be Called IJTTLE HOCK, July 18 —{/P)_ .,One .thousand Arkansas draft : ,ellglb!cs. will .get Induction'notice, soon. Tlie first Arkansas quota h 2H, but Brig. Oen. E. L. Compere, filale Selective Service Director, said It would be necessary to call a large number to be sure of filling the quota. ."We don't know how large a rejection to expect," he said. The dale for (he first pre-tn- ducllon examinations ha* noS been Rel. , Communist troops last were reported at the city's outskirts. Tiircut in Last A Fled force to the east posed a serious threat. Gen. MacArthur's headquarters reported the Keels moving reinforcements lo Iheir Tnnyang, no miles northeast of Tac- Fifth Division driving south from jon, striking for American supply lines. The South Korean first corps had blunlcd Ihls drive Sunday. Blistering American air attacks blunted the Red drive in the Tac- jon sector and kept Communists tanks from crossing the Kum River in force. Hcd tanks were reported 000 replacements by Sept. 30 Ths draftees will take the of men being sent overseas because of th« Korean crisis. Call In Aujusl? There may be another draft call next month, Selective Service Direc- lor Lewis B. Hershey said yesterday He added: "And If things continue to grow worse, it may be necessary to tighten the lav; concerning exemptions of veterans and the regulations con- See DRAFT on Pane lz Sam Dicker 8/g Lake Boosters Club Backs 4 Candidates -McMath, Bearden, Cowop and Berryman Members of the Big Lake Boosters Club last night -selected the candidates they will support In the Democratic primaries this summer, At a meeting In Manila last night, the club made these nominations: For governor—Oov. Sid McMath. For stale .senator—Sen. J. Lee Bearden. For state representative, Post No. 2—John J. Cowan. For sherifl—Sheriff WilliAm Berryman. W. W. Fowler of Manila, president of the Boosters Club, said this morning that no other candidates were nominated lo receive support of the organisa- tion. Gov. McMath. he said, received a unanimous nomination. The governor is opposed by lormer chief executive Ben Laney. Sen. Bearden Is being opposed by W. R. Nicholson of Osceola, and Mr. Cowan Is opposed by Kenneth Sulccr of Joiner and. Albert A. Banks of Whitton. At stake Is the state representative post formerly held by 1-csllc N. Speck of Osccola, who is not a candidate for re-election. Sherifl Berryman also has two opponents. They arc Osce Nunnally of Blytheville and Charles Carter of Manila. Mr. Kowler said (he Boosters Club will make a lour of Ihc county Friday In behalf of the candidates they have chosen to endorse. He said the club expects to visit every town In the county. .Mr. Dickey's orders arc that he will drawing up on the norlh bank of »crvc as counly sanitarian. : Mayor Doyle Henderson said this morning he was und-r the impression that Mr. Dickey was to have been clly sanitarian and that his salary was to be paid by the city and the stale. However. Mayor Henderson said, if Mr. Dickey is to be enmity sanitarian, the city cannot pay the salary. A resolution war. put before the City Council in January to the cf- fecl that a city sanitarian would be employed, provided the city paid half of the salary. The resolution was passed at the Council meeting January n ;,nrt the State Board of Health was to appoint the sanitarian. Mr. Dickey, a native of Buonc- villc. wa.s graduated from the University of Arkansas 111 January with a BS degree in zoology and in June Mill a BA degree In philosophy. He was appointed in June by Dr. T. T. Ross, slate health officer. The sanitarian and the county Military engineer. William II. Mitchell who nssiuncd his duties in April, v.ilt work together in both the city and county Mr. Mitchell will han- frtlc heavy engineering jobs while Mr Dickey's duties will include mostly Inspections. Mr, Dickey's Inspections will include restaurants, public drinking fountains, swimming pools, slaughter houses, outdoor toilets, checking water purity, inspecting milk shipped within or into the county and other similar activities In Ihe field of salutation. Mr. Dickey is the son or Dr. A. n. Dickey, slalf surgeon at the Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Booncvtlie. New York Cotton Oc.t . Dec. Mar. May July . Open High Low 3825 3825 3C65 3700 3315 3818 3670 3683 3813 3814 3620 36DO 3801 3804 3630 3677 3748 3750 3500 3610 N. O. Cotton Open High Low Close | Cvt. 3810 3310 3610 36ii3 | Dec 38(H 3804 3650 3078 Mar 3802 3802 3617 3G&S May 3790 37DO 3630 3677 July 3736 3736 3S6J 3606b ntONT CALMS DOWN—The Korean front around Taejon <ln circle) came to a standstill today as It appeared Hint fierce opposition of American defenders had slowed the Red drive. No major activity HM been reported since Monday. Previous activity was that reported In areas (A) and (B) marked by black arrows. Apparently the Reds have been halted for the moment in the precarious Kum River sector by a determined American stand. Black-arrowed line from Pusan to Taejon Indicates American supply route.—(AP Wirephoto Map).

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