The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 19, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 19, 1950
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T WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1950 Greece May Be Next Red Attack Site UN Group Sees t " BLYTHEVFLLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Site Named Truman TIBERIAS, Israel (AP1-A Possible War m Balkan Area LAKE SUCCESS, July 19 (/P)_A United Nations committee warned «oday that the Russian-led Comin- form may be planning »n attack on Greece. Secretary-General Trygve Lie ad- »ised member nations lhat the U.N. Balkan committee, with events In Korea as an example, had reported Communist propaganda attacks on the non-Communist Greek government mlsjht well be a cover-up for Invasion plans. The committee report contrasted »'lth public displays of unconcern by officials of both Greece and Yugoslavia, both non-Cominfonn countries, toward reports of unusual movements of Communist kroops In southeast Europe. The Balkan commitlee. In warning of an unusual formal nature, based its fears cm recent charges by Nicholas Xachariades, Greek rebel leader. Allark Charge Made Zachariailos. in the Jiine 13 issue of (he Cominform journal, said the United States and ^Britain were fomenting an attack by expanded fe"ek armed forces on Communist •jjjaria and Albania. ' committee members denied that the Greek army was being biiilf mi They •sald: "Since current history shows that • egression Is frequently preceded by Propaganda accusing the Intended victim of aggressive Intonlion. the snectfll committee cannot disregard the posibility that such statements might constitute an attempt to Justify in advance aggressive actions. Committee Report The committee reported from Geneva, Switzerland, where It Is preparing Its annual renort for the She flow and run-off. The east, or left bank, levee is a continuation of the Bast guide . - _, a .„ ,. n. tjlll <, lfjl Lllc lovce of the Poinsctt County flood- W.N. General Assembly. U.N. s[K>kes- way, it extends from the Poimctt- r GIOS.S County line lo Whitehall, where it UKKK'S THE RE.) TANK THAT'S BLASTING «I,ASTINr. VANKS IN KOKEA-U S taken a bad licking In Korea, and the reason, military experts say, is (hat they're out-gunned by Sovlet- m £",0 b ""'.' hBaVy - tR " k '- Ab ° Ve " the K"*""-"""! T-34. used by North Korean, ItL, an 88 m,. i W; r d w'Tr o'"' r, H° fam ° U5 ' h ° rU -" itli »* 88 ' s "»l N« panzers used so devastating.y . VVorld War II. Our best medium tank.,, the Sherman. M-24. with a short-barrel 75-mm cannon and he Pershmg, M-26, with a short-barrel. 90-mn, gun, are accurate and fast-firing but fn "~ b y tne long-barreled Red guns of similar size J LEVEE Continued from Page 1 men said committee observers are still in the field and-its headquarters are still in Athens. Z.ich.irtedes' article berated Greece as one end of the "Athens- Belgrade Axis." Belgrade is the eaoltal nf Yugoslavia. Previous fears of aggression In the Balkans have centered mostly on a possible Russian-sponsored move against Premier Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia. The Cominform has blasted Tito since, June, 1948, for too great Independence from the Kremlin. Rumors have been rife that Bulgaria and Hungary have mased troDps on their frontier with Yugoslavia. Tito and his chief lieutenants have exhibited no unusual sneculation among the Yugoslav Hbllc concerning the reported Hoop movements close to home. Greek Military Leader Greece's military .strong man, Weld Nfarshal Alexander Papagos. last Saturday said he was not worried by the reports of Red military movements In the Balkans. He termed them only part of a war of nerves. The reported shifts In troops. Papagcw said, were on a small »cale, iimllar to those noted every Tear »t this time, and of no danger to either Yugoslavia or Greece. The marshal termed "Inaccurate" reports that Greek Communist guerrillas, who [led to Albania and Bulgaria after their defeat In last year's civil war. were massing for an attack on Greece. "The Greek Army Is fully capable of destraylng them If they attempt a new aggression," Papagos declared. Rescue Crew To Enter Mine Seeking 3 Men LARK. Dtah, July 19 (jp)—A res- eu* crew, bouyed up by hope that three men trapped for three days might still be alive, will descend Into the depths of a smoking lead mine today. The descent will be made as sonn a* electricians, get Into operation a water logged motor which runs a two T cage hoist. Officials hope the # Deration can be started late today. Two of the five men lost in the American smelting, refining and mining company mine were found dead on Monday. Rescue workers expressed hope the other three might still be alive early Sunday. The three men being sought were Clyde Auguston, 41. asislant mine superintendent: Robert. Gordon Mcycrholfer, 36. electrician's foreman, and Lcland Nielsen, 38. pump operator. Rescue crews last nighl virtually completed combing the main level of [he mine In the northeast section, where the men were believed to have sought security. Plans were tinder way to search lower levels of this section tomorrow. A company official expressed the belief that the men may have descended in a hoist to the 1.000-foot level of the mine. point, near , connected with tlie Mississippi River levee. "A large part of the present S'. Francis River will be cut off Irom the confined channel, and will lie east of it. These sections will be connected up with a large ditch (150 ft. bottom) which begins in the St. Francis River West of Parkin mid extends to a point near Whitehall. PumphiB Slation Planned "About three miles northwest of Whitehall, a pumping station and a series of large culverts with head gates will control the flow for the back water area. "Tiie two channels outlined above will provide shorter distance for the flood wale rto travel, and will have much larger capacity than the present conditions .afford. "Another part of the project includes cleaning out and enlarging the tributaries of the St. Francis River, eliminating bottle-necks and in general giving drainage districts the proper outlets. "If, at the special election which will be he(d, a majority of the taxpayers vote for the government plan and for the St. Francis Levee District to become the sponsor, the St. Francis Levee Board will at O".ce notify the United states District Engineer at Memphis thnt the District will sponsor the project, and contract lo that effect will be signed. "It will then become (.he duty of the Board of Assessors of the St Francis Levee District to make an nsKfissment against sll real property within the St. Francis Levee District which will be benefited by include about 25 loads steers with cows making up about 25 per cent of run; steers and heifers not established; few bids lower but not enough done to determine trend- cows, bulls vcalers about steady; common and medium beef cows 19.50-22.00; canncrs and cutters 1450-19.00. this project. Debt Reduced "The Mississippi River levee was built, by funds received from the sale of bonds, and taxes were levied and collected for payment, of Ihe interest on the bonds and for operating expenses. The result of this was that for 35 or 40 years after the St. Francis Levee District was orgajij2cd, practically nothing liaci been paid on the bonded debt. In July, 1935, the district owed a bonded debt in amount of $5,988,000- Since that time, the District has been able to pay 52,437,000 of this debt, and now owes bonds in amount of $3,551,000, on which it is paying about $150.000 eacli year "The lands in the St. Francis Levee District are now payins; a maximum levee lax of 25c per acre. Seven years ago the district started on a plan that will enable it, to lower the levee taxes at the tnd of 12 years from that lime, which will be in 1953. That plan has been followed for seven years, and if followed for the next five veal's, tlie district can then reduce "the levee taxes from 25c per acre to 2Ite per acre, and, after four or five years more, can reduce the levee taxes to 15o per acre, provided conditions remain normal. "Thus, with normal conditions, the levee taxes are expected within ten years to be reduced lo 15c per acre, with the result that at Ihe end of 10 years, the lands in the St. Francis Levee District can expect to be paying for the levee and lor thi-v new' project only about what they are now paying for levee taxes Nut District's Plan "The plan for this project was not made by the St. Francis Levee Dis- triict, nor is the district now asking the taxpayers to approve it as '.he. spoawr. While the plan was being considered by the Corps of Engineers of the United States snd while the law guthorizing the district to become the sponsor was being considered in the Stole Legislature, the district did not intervene cither for or against the plan or the law. "If the taxpayers of the St. Francis Levee District want this plan executed, and want the St. Francis Levee District to - become the sponsor, the.district is willing to undertake this work, but if the taxpayers do not want the plan executed, or if they, do not want the St. Francis Levee District u> become the sponsor, it will be per- Livesfock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Ill , July 19. W)-<USDA)-Hogs 75QO- I"* 1 *?* mos "y steady; bulk 180-230 Ibs 24.00-24.25; top 24.25 less freely ™"J 5-«terd«y; 240-270 Ibs 23.2524.00; few 260-JOO Ibs 22.00-23.00; occasional small i ot ., 325-250 Ibs 19.50-20.50; 150-170 Ibs 2] 00-23 00120-140 Ibs 18.00-20.00; late packer bids and few sales downward to 23.75 on best hogs; sows 400 Ibs down mostly 18.00-19.25- few 19 50-heavier sows 15.00-13.00; stags 115014.50; boars 7.SO-11.50 Battle 2700; calves 1200; supplies Contact Us For The B«sl. In Wedding I'iciures FAUGHTS STUDIO Ntm Gle*e*e Ph»m MH RANCH STYLE HOMES In easy to erect sections, complete except for finish roof- >ng. 2 bedroom F. 0. 8. Bauxite, Ark. as is, as low »i 5995.00 Larger sixes quoted Delivered and set up within 50 miles, at row at . . . Longer distance* low entra eott. on request. ALL MATERIALS GUARANTEED Featuring Hardwood floors, insulated watts; ,11 parthSont, doors wmdow,, all interior! ,«led wrH, M»eetrock ,J plasterboard. Complete Set Plumbing, Cooking and Heating Fixtures and all pipes to Hoor (In sections) with building. Sale, e*ly . . . ioa M Dixie Surplus lectly satisfactory with the district, "So far as we know, this is the first plan ever approved for taking care of tile St. Francis Hiver Bnsin drainage and floods as a whole. All other efforts have been In piecemeal 'ashion, the water .being" dumped 'rom one drainage district down onto another.-and all the won: done at the taxpayers' expense. This plan, however, is lor the entile oasin, with the construction cools to be paid by the United States Government. It will be up to the taxpayers to determine whether or not this plan Is put into execution." I Immigrants' settlement In nnrtlicrn Jsrurl is to be named lu honor ol 1 President Truman, The wtlelmont may be established by the end of 1950. Zionist organization otflclaLs said it would PAGE THREE to", nnmed for the American President in recognition ot h!a friendship ,md >xork in behalf ot Jewish «U(«, usy stoers when footsteps lag, refresh at the familiar red cooler lOIHEO UHDtH AUIHOBI1Y Of IHE COC»-COU COMTAMY «T COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. OF BLYTHEVILLE O 1950, lh.C«..Col. Co At Dreifus YOUR CHOICE Never before have we offered DREIFUS Igct Ili; im niiils \im si M HTTmvRU, MIMPHIS ANB »nftMU»«

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