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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVl— NO. 103 Blythevill* Daily Nrw» BlytheviU* Courier MlMtlslppl Valley Leader Blyttovilta Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ^Var Briefs By THE ASSO€IATKI> FRKSS Soviet Pat on Red China MOSCOW— Soviet Russia .said today that U.S.-BriLJsh demands for withdrawal of North Korean force. 1 ; lo the Sftlh Parallel should be discussed by the United Nations Security Council, presumably with Communist China R.I a council member, Korean Bonus Proposed WASHINGTON— Infantrymen In combat, in Korea would gel a $5 a day bonus under a biU introduced by Rep. Potter (R-Mich). Potter, who lost two legs light- Ing as a ground .soldier in World War II, told the House yesterday "there has been lot's of talk of pushbutton warfare." "But, now that we're fighting again, we find Lhnl the doughboy Is the 'unsung hero who still must rto the dirty Job," he sold. "Marine Units Alerted WASHINGTON- Selected Marine Corps units around the country were notified last night they will be called to active duty within 10 days, ' A Marine Corps spokesman who disclosed this said a statement on thft call-up for extended duty may be issued later today. Earlier Col. John Griebel, director of the Third Marine Corp^ reserve district- in New York had said all organized Marine Reserve units — including women — in the New York-New Jersey area had been alerted. Cob/net Meet Called WASHINGTON — President Truman cRlled part of the cabinet and hw mobilization chief to a White Hoi is e conference today f2:3G p.m. EST) for fl close look at how his new military program will affect the home front, Those asked to sit iruon the re- riew were W. Stuart Symington, chairman of the National Security Resources Board, the top mobilization agency; Secretary of the Treasury Snyder, Secretary of Commerce Sawyer, Secretary of the Interior Chapman, and Secretary (MM Labor Tobin. Truman Tells Of Possible War Curbs Soviet Attitude To Korean War Is Denounced WASHINGTON, July 20.— (AP)—President Truman said last night he is ready to order price control and rationing "if prices should rise unduly because of excessive buying and speculation." He spoke sharply of both practices, saying that scare buying is "foolish" and "selfish," and adding: "Every businessman who is trying to profiteer in lime of national danger—every person who is selfishly trying to Bet more than his neighbor—Is doing just exactly the thing that any enemy of this country would want him to do." The President reported lo the nation on the Korean situation In a broadcast carried by all American radio and television networks ind beamed overseas by the Voice if America and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Attack I>enouncrd In acid language, he referred to he attack on South Korea as "an ititright breach of the peace and a 'iolation of the charter of the United Nations." and said It proves "he- •ond all doubt that the interna- .ional Communist movement is willing to use armed invasion to lohquer Independent nations." He idded: "It was an act of raw aggresr sion, without a shodow of Justifica- .ion. I repeat—it was an act of rai iggression." Besides making clear his belie that "internalional Communism 1 must bcnr responsibility for the Korean crisis. Mr. Tinman had sharp words for Russia's attitude towarc Ihe affair. Noting that. Moscow had refliscu in American request that it use its influence with the North Kore cans to halt the attack, the Prcsi dent said: Soviet Attitude Flailed "The Soviet government has sail many times that It wants peace h Ihe world, but Its attitude loware BLITHE V1LLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1950 Gas Rights Sikeston Firm Public approval .or rejection of i natural g a s franchise ordinance will be decided Aug. 15 in. a special election at Kennctt, Mo. . The Kenuett City Council Thursday night voted t-o award a 20- year gns franchise to the Associated Natural Gas son, MO Company of Sikcs- Missourl state law requires that ordinances setting up natural gas service for cities must be referred to the voters for approval or rejection as a special election. Kennett had been araonff the Southeast Missouri cities considered for service In a proposal made by the Arkansas-Missouri power Co. However, it was pointed out that the Ark-Mo proposition was not un' der consideration at the time the Kennett Council voted to accept thi Sikestoji firm's offer. This leaves one more Southeas Missouri city to act on the Ark Mo proposal. A special election 1 scheduled for next Tuesday in For tageville to ratify an ordinance giv ing Ark-Mo the franchise. New York Cotton Open High Ixiw close Oct. i 3133 3791 3721 3768 Dec 3125 37a3 3714 3758 Mar 3723 3180 3713 3755 M?y 3720 3T68 3703 314=i July . 3655 3120 3638 3631 Taejon Falls to Reds Gen. Dean Missing After Huge Attack- Fighting Is Fierce —Courier News !»hnlo I.ISTKNS—Former C.ov. Ben T. Laney listens attentively to one of the nearly 3,000 persons who heard him speak at a political rally last night at Tom Little Park here. this act of aggression against the republic of Korea is In direct con- r'= Truman pledged that the United-States will slay in the bat- tie, even though "we know (hat It will take a hard, tough fight to halt the invasion-nnd to drive the Communists back." In that respect he quoted from a report he had received a few hours before from Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The report said that American forces have a "secure base" in Southern Korea, and added: "We are now in Korea in force and with God's help we are there to slay until the constitutional authority of the republic is fully restored." Laney Refutes McMath Claims on Natural Gas Hoarse from » heavy campaign speaking schedule, former Gov. Ben T. Laney last night called the philosophy of governmental regulation and deficit spending the "most Important issue" in the current gubernatorial campaign and derided Gov. Sid McMaths claim that he helped East Arkansas obtain natural gas. * Speaking to an estimated 2,500 • • m j f • m Ark-Mo Seeking New Gas Source Intervention Is Filed In Hearing on New Transmission Line In a move to ob'laln lower retail gas rates in this area. Arkansas- Missouri Power Company has in to 3.000 persons at Tom Little Park at First and Walnut Streets here, the former chief executive who Is seeking to regain the governorship also took his opponent to Uisk for distortion of his statements on Communism and the connection between wealth and the governor's chair. In another slap at Governor Mc•Math- ; who was referred lo last night chiefly by context or as "my opponent"—Mr. Laney declared that he wns "not ashamed" of having built Highway 40 west of Osccola. Weather Bids Sought For Armorel- Huffman Road Bids on construction of a bituminous surface road from Armorel to Huffman will be among hose received Aug. 4 by the Arkansas Highway Commission in Little Rock. Tile only Mississippi Countv project listed in this group of bids, the road runs 7.048 miles cast and north of Armorel and is designated State Highway 137 Federal aid funds will be used in surfacing of this rond. The projecl also includes one reinforced concrete and steel bridge. Bids on construction of a total of 84.4 miles of roads and 12 bridges will be received by the Highway Commission Aug 4 Cost of all the projects is estimated at S2,oOO,000. All except two are federal aid projects along properly owned by Mr. Laney and his brother, D. S. Laney of Osceola. Returns I>oad Charge "It's a good road and the pfople ipprcciute It," Mr. Laney said rf Highway 40. He added the charge that Highway 181 between Marie and Keiser, built by Governor McMath, lies along property owned by Lee Wilson and Co. and a ranking employe. . He also tied this in with the fact that James H. Crain of Wilson, formerly trustee for the extensive Lee Wilson interests and now consultant to Robert E. Lee Wilson, III, the new trustee, is co-chairman of the Arkansas Highway Commission. "To date," Mr. Laney said, "this road is the only hard-surfaced road . Arfcmisas forecast: Partly cloudy with a few scattered thur.dershow- Soybeans W't—Closing CHICAGO. July 20. Soybean Quotations: High Low Close . 315« 315". 315',; . 246*1 242',i 243U 249',i 245 : >; 246',-! July Nov Jan Mar 25211 248K 249-48 °ct Dcc Mar ri.ounv crs Friday, in north portion this afternoon and in north and central portions tonight. Not nn-ch change In temperatures. Mi-souri forecast: Partly cloudy south, cooler southeast tonight"; ""••' Friday fair east. !ow tonight 60-65; , July high Friday In 80's. Minimum this morning—70. Maximum yesterday—(M Sunset today—7:ii. Sunrise tomorrow—4:58 Precipitation 2-1 hours lo 7 a m today—2.23. Total since Jan. I—so.76 Mcan temperature (midway between high and low!—32. » Normal mean temperature Pjuiy—81.5. Tills Dale last Year Minimum this morning—71, Maximum yesterday—94 N. O. Cotton for Precipitation Jan. 1 | O this date Open High Low Close 3714 3772 3706 3749 .... 3713 3768 3700 3736 .... 3710 3764 3710 3742i) 3701 3757 3693 3730 .... 3638 3700 3638 3675 York Stocks . 152 ,. 65 ,. 32 1-2 .. 39 7-8 . 67 1-2 . 129 3-4 .. 45 1-4 AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester J C Penney 52 1-2 14 1-8 27 1-8 56 Republic Steel \. 3$ 7.5 16 1-4 .Radio Socony Vacuum Governor rial ' this McMath : has indicated road was built to and built by the McMath administra- returning to northeast Louisiana tfiri'ened_ iry a at.Power Commission hearing on an applicatio. or the Valley Gas Pipe Line Com )>any.,to' build a transmission line from Texas to Michigan, it was an nounced today by James Hill, ,Ir Ark-Mo president. Mr. Hill said purpose of the In terventioii petition is to "obtain ga.- at the lowest possible rate in ordei to afford lower gas rates to UK ultimate consumers In this area and also lo provide an alternati source of supply for the area." Valley Gas has applied lo the PPG for permission to construct 21-inch pipeline from Bcrclair, Tex as, to a point in Southern Michi Ban. Will JE'ass Near Joncsboro This line would connect with ! line originating in Louisiana, nil back through the Gulf of Mexico to Texns and Join a 30-inch lin lion in Mississippi. County. The crowd seemed to like this portion of Mr. Laney's talk, and cries of "Pour it on" could be heard. On the subject of natural gas. Mr. Laney refuted Governor Mc- Malh's statement in Blythcville last week that the fuel was obtained for this territorx, by intervention of the Arkansas Public Service Commission the Federal Power Commission on the slate administration's orders. Governor McMath said the PSC 1 d intervened with the PPG lo obtain orders directing gas transmission firms with pipelines running across Arkansas to furnish communities near them with gas. But, said Mr. Laney last night, it can't he done this way. He said "public service commissions and governors don't carry pas systems around in their pockets—although some of them are pretty gassy." I would like to see natural I Prom this network, the line wil pass through or near El Dorad and Jonesboro In Arkansas, Cap Gtrardcau, Mo., and then througt Illinois and Indiana to Souther Michigan. A compressor station would 1: located near Poplar Bluff, Mo. I. Its application. Valley Gas stated it planned to begin construction of the trnn.smis.sion system on o before Dec. 31. Cost is estimate at S144.500.000. In Ark-Mo's petition to intervene, the power company said it had already started negotiations with the pipeline company to obtain gas from the new line. Other sources available to Ark- Mo at present include Texas-Eastern Transmission Company's "Big Inch" line and the Mississippi River Fuel Company pipeline. Ark-Mo has proposed gas service to 16 towns and cities in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Miss- SINGLE COP1BIS FIVE CENT3 raws Po unr v s its commander, Gen. Willinm F. Dean, wns unknown. A MacArlluii- communique issued at 12:30 a.m. today Japan daylight time, (9:30 a.m. TliiiM(l«v, KST) said t),i Americans dung to their positions but the communique appeared to be based on iiifoi-maUon Unit was old. _ — „„ .,,.,, ..,,i,,.,,. j,.,.. ^i,.i v ,n«.«iLj,-iiiA <iiiu QtminLrtsi 1V1IS.S- here and hope you get it lo help ouri and has been awarded fran- See LANKY on I'aer 3 rhisnc i\,. ^ J ^ ~r *K«~* chises by 14 of them. Sanders Reports 'Good Progress' In Funds Campaign for Polio Center Jimmie Sanders, chairman of the Ktwnnis Club's polio campaign Solicitations Committee, reported yesterday that "good progress" was made during the first two days of the county-wide drive to raise $3.500 for remodeling of the county's outpatient polio center here. Mr. Sanders made his report to members of the Kiwanis Club at the weekly meeting of the club in Hotel Noble yesterday noon. He also received reports from chairmen of the various subcommittees In charge ot solicitations over the county. These reports, he said, were promising as many of the sub-committees reported that the quotas assessed them had been promised. Women's Conlributinn The largest contributions reported 84 3-8 yesterday came from the various women's clubs that arc assisting with the drive. Mrs. Jim Cr.ifton, who Is in charge of the women's clubs solicitations, has turned in a total of $238, Mr. Sanders said. Mr. Sanders stated that the cam- 21 paign would continue for the re- mainder of the week. The majority of the pledges and contributions received to date have come from or through various civic organizations of the county, Mr. Sanders .said, but he pointed out that individuals wishing lo contribute to ihc campaign can do so by mailing their contributions cither to him or Arthur S. Harrison, who is serving as treasurer for the drive. All checks should be made out to Mr. Harrison as treasurer of the Polio Clinic Fund. Center's New Home The $3,500 being sought by the Kiwanis Club is to remodel and equip the ccnlcr's new home which was set np recently on the Court House lawn. A barracks building which was donalcd by the City of Blythcville has been moved onto the court House lawn to house the clinic. Ur. Louis Hubencr explained to members of the club the meaning of socialized medicine at yesterday's meeting. Guests Included Jim Klllany and Jimmy Lowe of Blythcville nnd Fred Owens of Flint, MJch. The communique said a Korean ;ommunlst infantry-tank attack Thursday afternoon WHS pressing it the city. Field dispatches Indicated It had driven Into the city which was ablaze. The Americans held off the Red attack for several hours. They used !or the first lime the new 3.5 rocket aunchers which they said knocked ri'it eight of the first ten tanks. The Air Force claimed to have destroyed five additional tanks In the battle-area. Oean Unaccounted For General Dean, who was al Ihc front all day Thursday, was seen once with one of these rocket launching teams. His whereabouts became unknown as the battle mounted to a crescendo about nightfall. An advance headquarters spokesman admitted he did not know where the general was, ndd- l"g. "that dnes not mean that he Is missing." (In Washington the Defense Department said it had no report that Dean was missing.) Gr* I'ifht Furlouslj The O.I.'s fought furiously—both on the ground and In the air—to hold Taejon. Straffing planes smashed at Red artillery positions whichtrlcd to close In behind the Ail|tta«u u>d cut «U UitLr retreat jji mv * i Pi I Til i ci^TBfcf to fete • kic haul of supplies from Tftrjon m «»bushcd enroute lo the station. An Army spokesman .said Thursday night thai about half [he American units around Taejon hud "succeeded In making a fairly orderly withdrawal. The American again had tc tkhl against appalling odds." KIglil at Fuel Dumps Fighting was fierce around fuel dumps which the Reds tried to reach quickly, 'me new king-sizccl rockets stopped three Red tanks dead near these dumps. Battle reports said the fteds made use of a skein of small roads west of American defenses to bring many of their tanks toward the city from the southwest. An Eighth Army spokesman in Korea said Norlh Korean forces of unknown strength were reported iu Chonju early Thursday in drive down the western side of the Korean peninsula. U.S. planes attacked Chonju and Kumjc. Indicating that Kumje also was in Red hands. The ClwnJu-Kmnfe area is about 40 air miles southwest of Taejon. Invader "Lost Out" Earlier, about mid-day. Genera! MasArlhur said the Invaders had lost their "one great chance for victory" -by failing to knock out South Korea before American forces blunted their drive. "Our hold upon the southern part of Korea represents a secure base. We are there lo stay." he declared. But he conceded Ihcrc might be iome withdrawals before the Unitcc. Nations forces launched a counteroffensive. Allied w.irplancs caught the North Korean air force crawling back onto air-fields long vacant fn the past two days they dcstroysd 47 Red planes on the ground and three In Ihe air. The toll may b higher. The Red drive on Taejon was thi first attack in force from the! dearly-won ground south of the Kurn River. U. John P. MCCann. Jacksonville, Pla., a mustang pilot, said Tac Jon was "burning away like mad" a 4:45 p.m. Thursdny (1:45 a.m. EST) McCann and Lt. Duane Bitcman Black and White Store Here Plans Official Opening The Black and White Store wil be opened officially in Blythcvilli tomorrow on the 23rd annlvcrsarj of the department store chain. The Biythcville store, purchaser March 6. will be the 11th Btacl and White Store operating In Ten ncssce. Arkansas and Mississlppc The chain is owned and operatcc by the Shalnherg Dry Goods Company of Memphis. The store, formerly Helnemann's, lias been re-decorated both inside and out. It will carry clothing lines for men, women and children, piece goods and house furnishings. Cecil Grlgsby, of Memphis, personnel director, and other officials nf the chain will be in fllytheville lor the (rand opening. >f Seattle each dropped two 500 lound fire bombs on u tank. Field dispatches said the first even Red tanks rumbling toward Vacjon were picked off one after ess weapon bzrought Into action Tor Ihc first time. Later, an Eighth Army lank was reported knocked out. There was no indication how many tanks the invaders had got across the Kum. WHERE AMERICANS MAY FOKM NEW DEFENSE LlNK-Saw- looth Hue locates mountain area where Americans may set up a new defense after their withdrawn! from tile Tucjon sector. Front-line rcpmU toda ysald thiit Korean Reds hud moved into the city and American forces were withdrawing. The airfield was abandoned July 17 as Communists swarmed in from the west and north (A). Open arrows Indicate U. S. and south Korean battles (o prevent encirclement by Reds at <B> and (C). (AP WlreiilioU, Map). Nearly $14,000 to Be Awarded In Prizes at 1950 District Fair The fair Is lo be conducted at its annual site, the Walker Park fairgrounds, starting Sept. 18 and con- linuing through Sept. 24, Mr. Blay- '-rk said. The * 13,000 In prlMj money Is lo be offered lo contestants In the various exhibits and contests at the fair. This is approximately the same amount that was payed to winning exhibitors last year, Mr. Maylock said; • Copies of the 1050 fall catalogue which lists all events scheduled for the fair, were being received by prospective exhibitors, rounty agents, and 'Agriculture lenders of the county today. The 94-page cat- alog includes complete Instructions for entries in all the 11 departments In which there will be competition. Sixth Year as Sponsor . This will he the sixth consecutive year that the Mississippi. County Fair Association will sponsor the district fair, 'me county association Is headed by L. II, Autry of liur- dclte as president with Paul Prior of Blylhevllle treasurer and Mr. Blaylock as secretary. ' The departments of Die fair niuJ Iheir superintendents were listed as follows: Swine—Garth Castllo of Elylhc- villc. Wind-Driven Showers Dump 2. 23 "Inches of Rain on City Accompanied by high winds in the early hours of this morning, heavy showers deposited nearly two and one-quarter inches of rain In Blythcville In Ihe 12-hour period from 1 a.m. yesterday un- 111 7 a.m. today. Ill Heavy, wind - blown showers struck Blythcville shortly before R p.m. yesterday and again about 1:30 a.m. today. Aside from some branches blown down and the usual overflowing streets, little damage wns reported. Arkansas-Missouri Power Company reported that a line on North llth Street was put out of service for when a tree fell on it about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. Service was restorer! In about 30 min- utes, however. Rain that fell late yesterday and last night measured 2.23 inches, according to Robert E Blaylnck, official weather observer here. This brings lo 5.0a inches the rainfall received here since Monday, ft also boosts total rainfall this year since Jan. 1 to 40.7C Inches—Just S.24 inches short, of the mean annual rainfall of 40 Inches for Blythevlllc. 'Hie mercury here yesterday reached a high of 0-! degrees. Lowest temperature recorded during last night was 70 degrees. Meanwhile, the u. S. Weather Bureau In Little Rock again forecast partly cloudy skies and more .scattered thundcrshowers. Cattle—Stanley Fradenbcrg of Manila. Poultry—Arnold Phillips of Bly- Ihcvllle. Knbblts—Allen Ruslilng of Blytheville. Apiary—nev. Ray L. McLuler-b'f Joiner. 4-11 Clubs—Keith Bilbrcy of BJy- thevllle. tT'A—Freeman Robinson of Bly-r Farm and Home—Mrs. Gertrude B. [tollman O f Blythcville and Miss Ilcllcn Wells of Ojccola. Floral nnd Art—Mrs. B. A. BUCK ot Blythevlllc. Hobby—E. F. Coatcs of Blythc- ville. , Negro Department — George 3. Stewart of Osceola. Mr. Blaylock snld that the Fiddler's United Shows have been granted carnival rights at the fair thts yeur nnd that at present the Fftir Association is considering tho booking of a rodeo as one of the main features. Last year, harness racing wss ona of the feature attractions, bul Mr. Blayloek. said that the scheduling of racing again this year wis doubtful. . Admission Raised Admission fo the fair grounds thh year will be slightly higher than last year. Admission to the grounds will be 30 cents for ndults and 20 cents for children over 10 years of r.gc. Admission lost year was 23 cents. There wns no grandstand admission price listed, pending the boclc- tnf of special shows in addition to the carnival. Crand.sland reserved Sec FA IK an Page 9 Steele Man Will Visit Land He Left in 1905 N. Khoury of Stcclc, Mo, soon will be visiting his native Lebanon for the first time since W95. when he Jell there to come to the United States. Forty-live years ago, when Mr. Khoury was only 16, he left Leban, came to the United States nnd settled In Carlo. In 1027, he moved lo Stecle where he operated a variety store until two years ago. He and a son, Phillip, now operate Firestone Service Store in Steele. Mr. Khoury will fly from Memphis tomorrow to New York where he will leave by Pan American Clipper Sunday night for his native land. He will arrive In Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday morning. During his stuy In Syria and Lebanon, Mr. Khoury will attend the convention to be held by the Syrian and Lebanese American Federation. The convention will be held in two parts. The first week, the convention will be held In Beirut where the delegates will be given a reception by Ills Excellency Shcikn Bc- chara Khabil El Khoury. The next week the convention will move to Damacus, Syria, where the King of Syria also will honor the delegates. Mr. Khoury, who was born al Btcgrine. Lebanon, Is president of the Blytheville chapter of the Syrian and Lebanese American Federation, which Is known a-s the Cedars Club. The social rooms ot the club are at the Blythcville Air Base. —Coprler New* Thofo I'l.ANS TRH'—N. Khoury of Steele looks over a travel folder of Lebanon, his native state, In preparation for a two monllis visit to Lebanon and Syria. aIs , e ' vn ,_ .. ... . ., Damncus. Mrs. Khoury came lo the. Mr. Khoury plans to visit In Lc Lust sear. Mrs. Khoury and Phil- United states when she was onlv hanon »,,d Svrla for »i«,,i. .„• lip, her *on, visited her borne In five. | months.

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