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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS EDOUTNA*T1 VOL. XLVt—NO. 104 illy NrM BlfthevlU* Courier Blythevili* Benld i «r AMCAMBA* AMD «otmnurr idwoinu Tmt ASSOCIATED PBESS from Cadillac DETROIT—Th* Army is negotiating with the Cadillac Division ol General Motors for mass production of tanks. ' Col. David J. Crawford, commander of (he Detroit arsenal, confirmed negotiations are under way and predicted a contract will be worked out within a lew days. Seoul Rails Destroyed TOKYO—U.S. B-29 bombers have brought rail traffic through Communist-captured Seoul almost to a (tandstill, the Far East Air Forces reiwrled today. An FEAF communique said ihj.s damage, resulting from 500 tons of bombs dropped In a mass raid Sunday, will "prevent rail movements through Seoul to the southern battle lines and to the northwest coastal area for some time." 9.5. Blames Russia WASHINGTON—A mass of evidence that the Korean crisis resulted from Communist aggression was spread on the record today ii: a new American official document. The Stale Department Issued a •8-page "white paper" yesterday in which it denounced the North Korean invasion as "a brutal blow to the peace of the world." In an accompanying narrative events leading up to the outbreak of fighting, the Stale Department blamed Russia for the long DOS' war dispute over Korea. Dean's Safety Feared AN AMERICAN COMMAND POST IN KOREA—Fellow oificnr: today held firm hope that Maj Gen. William F. Dean, unrepor'et i-early 24 hours in the thick ol the Taejon fighting, "will get out." But fear for his safety grew by the hour. The front-line [ighliin, commander of the U.S. Twenty- fourth Infantry Division was la.s reported leading a bazooka team fighting off Red tanks. Truman Talk Attacked Eligible to Vote in Primary Tuesday Voter* Will Ballot On Races between 3 Or More Candidate* More than 15,500 Mississippi Coun- tians are eligible lo vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary, according to records of poll lax receipts purchased at the sheriff's office. Of these. 8,563 reside In Blylherille. Voters in Mississippi County will vote Tuesday to select candidates in races In which three or more are seeking the same office. If there is no majority In any of these races, the two candidates receiving the largest number of votes will have their names on the ballot, in the run-off primary Aug. 8 H one of the three or more candidates' in a race receives a majority one vote over 50 per cent o Hie total—he will receive the nomination for that office, and his name will not appear on the Aug. 8 ballot Others on Run-Off Ballot In cases where candidales are unopposed, their names will not appear on Tuesday's ballot. These name will appear, however, on the Aug A ballot. The Mississippi County Democratic Central Committee vot ed at its April 1 meeting to list unopposed candidates on the run-of ballot to prevent any ommissiom during certification. Similarly, where there are two candidates for an office, their name, will not appear on the ballot unli the run-off primary Aug. t. Polls will open at B a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. The County Centra Committee will meet next Frida. in Osceola to canvass elections re' turns and certify the vote. In case of state and district candidates, th returns will be certified to the stat Central Committee. Here is a copy of the official bal lot that voters will cast in Tuesday' primary: DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION .JULY 25,1950 TMdlo g»v« tden and laying the' War in. .The report, carried in" a Tass dispatch from Washington; laid "Truman admits the United States 1* strengthening its preparations for war, both in Europe and on the Ainerlcan continent." Service Freeze Okayed WASHINGTON, July 21 (jFj— Congressional armed services committees today cleared for Senate and House action legislation lo lift the ceilings on si 7 .e of the armed forces and extend all enlistments for one year. Senator Tydings <D-Md) told a reporter he would try to get both bills before the Senate as soon as possible. BLYTHKVJLLE, ARKANSAS, KR1DAY, JULY 21, 1950 U.S. Negro Troops Drive Reds Out; Occupy Rail City of Yechon Action Is First • • • Red Snipers Harass U.S. Troops la Fighting Taejon Withdrawal Sizable American jround Victory LOUD SPEAKERS—A. 5200,000,000 ring of American radio stations lo encircle the U. S. S. R. and its satellite nations is being considered by Congress, following ils reeotnmendalion by Brig.- Gen. David Sarnoff, chairman of the board of RCA. Map shpwi how programs, telling the American story, would be beamed into the Iron Curtain countries. General SarnofT estimated .that the J200.000.000 initial cost would be about the price of two battleships and thai maintenance would run about $50,000,000 a year. Nine Countries Answer UN Appeal for Korean Aid; No Troops Offered FOR GOVERNOR Vole for One SID McWATH J. L. HARRIS M. G. BANKSON ...'. BEN LANEY {—i _ _ I I « * Mew York Stocks 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 LRepublic Steel Radio . . Socony Vacuum Studcbaker Standard of N J Sears ............ Packard U S Steel Sou. Pac 15 1 65 1-2 32 7-8 39 3.4 66 3 _8 1281-2 45 -J-R 83 5-8 52 3-8 H 1-4 26 3- -1 SB i-4 373-4 1521 1-4 277-8 15 3-8 41 5-8 31-2 35 3-4 503-4 FOR STATE TREASURER Vole for One J. VANCE CLAYTON f~ SAM JONES |~ JOHN JONES f~ Weathei Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness. Scattered tlumdcrshow- CLOIJDT ers lhl.s afternoon and Saturday and In north and central porlions lo night. Not much change In tern peralure, Missouri forecast: Considerable cloudiness this afternoon and to- nlghl with showers extreme south »nd extreme north porlion; Salur day partly cloudy and slightly warm rr; low tonight 60-65; high Satur day In 80's. Minimum Ihls morning—G4. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset loday—7:10, Sunrise tomorrow—5:03 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a tr lodfly—.52. Tolal since Jan. t—41.28 Mean temperature (midway be- jtfween high »nd low)—77, V.' Normal mean temperature for July—81.5. TMs Dale Last Vr»r Minimum this momma;—73 Ksilmum yesterday—K. Precipitation Jan. i lo this dale •—S3.2S.' • By A. I. GOLDBERG LAKE SUCCESS, July 21. </P)—U. N. Secretary General Trygve Lie said loday nine countries have answered directly his week-old appeal for effective aid in Korea, but none has offered ground combat troops Lie added lie does not know* — whether the United Stales has direct negotiations with any country for combal troops but he assumes Ihcre are conversations going on at Washington. Answering questions at a news conference. Lie insisted he docs not think he has had a poor response. He said he will not give up hope for responses until another fortnight has passed because it takes governments a long lime lo consider all angles. _ ., Lie also repipted several preliminary reapoiMei he is not making mbjre now 1^ saM has given him a flat turn-down on his 'equest. "IIP Story TJnlrue" The U.N. secretary .said the Unit- id Press had- distributed a story saying Lie and the secretariat were secretly recruiting a volunteer army to serve in Korea. Lie observed there was "not a word of truth" in this story from beginning to end. KOR LIEUT. GOVERNOR Vote for One NATHAN GORDON CARL E. HENDR1X .... JAMES MacKRELL L. S. BROCK1NGTON ... D D D FOR ASSOCIATE JUSTICE Supreme Court (Position No. 3) Vote for One PAUL WARD f—'j P. L. SMITH Q R. B. McCULLOCH .(""1 FOR ASSOCIATE JUSTICP. Supreme Court (Position No. 4) Vote for One I.EFFEL GENTRY Q CHARLES C. WINE Q I'AYLOK SUTTON r~] .SAM ROBINSON .'. R. R. THIMBLE FOR STATE SENATOR Vole for One •}. LEE BEAUDEN W. R. NICHOLSON C. LOWELL BENNETT ... KOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE Posit inn N*o. 2 Vole for One KENNETH S. SULCER ... ALBERT A. BANKS JOHN J. COWAN KOR SHERIFF AND (X)U.KCTOR Vote for One CHARLES CARTER [ OSEE NUNNALLY f WILLIAM BERUYM A N ...f Jesse* Taylor, chairman of th* county Central Committee, pointed fee ntUMir M rut 11 Announcing responses to his call -o nations. Lie listed a hospital unit offer irom Sweden, an ambulance from Denmark, shipping tonnage from Norway, an nrmcd sloop from Prance and six transport planes and crews from Greece. Philippine Volunteer* The Philippines announced it will lllow volunteers to join any U.N. orce. Peru. Argentina and Brazil assured him they will give any assistance possible and are prepared for direct consultations with tlic |intflcd commands—Hint is, the U.S. government. Lie's appeal asked for effective. not token, aid, and stressed a particular need for ground forces. Dispatches from world capitals n-e announced that various countries would send combat and transport planes, war vessels and commercial shipping bottoms, and raw materials, but that Ihcy cannot commit their fighting men. Some countries have stressed that their forces arc already busy fighting communism In Ihe Far East Others Indicated Ihcy don't want to weaken their armies In case they liavc to fight communism in Europe. Israel and the Arab tiallons fear each other and want to keep their fighting men on hand. Hospilal units, and ambulances also have been offered. The U.N. has refused to make public the offers It has received because, officials said, they are considered preliminary and are still being discussed. U.N. officials insist there Is no question of security involved in keeping the details secret. Soybeans High Low Close Ju| y 320 30G 317'i Nov 253',i 249'i 253'-S Ja " 236!* 252',i 25GS Mar '... 258'i 254% 258'.» Army to Call Up Parts of Guard 'Non-Divisional' Units To be Activated If the Need Arises WASHINGTON, .July. 21. Ml— Tlie Army announced today It is calling "nan-mvislonnp' units both the National Guard and reserves to active duty. The announcement said that the Army does not contemplate at this time calling units the size ol i division. The brief announcement said: "The Department of the Army i: in the process of progressively call ing non-divisional elements of both National Guard and Reserves to active duty as the need arises and facilities for their reception and training can be provided. No Divisions "For the immediate present it ii not contemplated liiat units thi size of a division will be called Units will be alerted approximate!) 30 days prior lo movement so to give members Ihercof time U arrange their personal affairs. "In the meantime the Army i asking for immediate voluntary ac service of individual officer men In certain gratics am live and skills. 30 Days to Report "These individuals will be given up lo 30 days to report." The Army declined to disclose the number of men involved. The total number of Nationa Guarrismcn as of March 31 wa^ 332.000. Tlie number of reserve, was 600,000. The National Guard Is orgnnizec into 27 divisions. Of these, 25 ar infantry and two are armored. FOURTEEN PAGES BWCLE COPIES FIVE CENTi By TOM LAMBERT WITH A U.S. INFANTRY TASK FOKC1C IN SOUTH KOHEA, July 21. (AP)—Un- Led States Negro troops to- lay drove North Korean Communists out of Yeclion and occupied that rail and highway city. It was the first sizable American ground victory in -he Korea war. The Negro doughboys rar> _ .tired Yechon after a IG-hour battle which began yesterday afternoon and ended shortly after dawn today. Our casualties were light. The extent of enemy losses was unknown. Yechon Is 60 miles northeast of Taejon and 55 miles north of (General MacArlhur's Friday afl- ernoon communique had said one regiment of (he South Korean capital division counterattacked and retook Yechon from the Communists. It is not clear from this story whether the South Koreans ai>: lost the city and it was retaken again by the U.S. Negro soldiers.) "A I>!ffer«i< Story" Today at Yechon was a far different slory from Ihe pnst few dark days when gallant but outnumbered 24th Division soldiers battled the surging' Reds farther west ns United Nations forces traded space for time. In (he Yechon action, the power and strength of the U. S. assault made it look R.S If Uie period of trading time for space is over. , Cup. of Mountain Sides noon when H^^P'.TBSuk (or c<- moved tgairut lit city irhlch nes lies In fi cup of a mountain ridge. Crouched on a. hillside In a soybean palch with Gapt. Curlton S Johnson of Chester, Pa., anr MjSGT. Kenneth E. Brown of LR Mesa, Tex., I wached the assault. Under a barrage of artillery and mortar lire which splashed lire into villages on the slopes of Hie mountain behind Yechon ,two companies began a flanking move—a tactic which the Reds previously have used successfully. To the west, small groups of .soldiers legged if, across the rice fields A machine gunner ran heavily up the slopes and inlo a grove of trees. There was silence for a moment then Ihe guns opened up. Firinjj »s They Wenf Directly north, down a deserted road Into Yechon, the colored soldiers stalked warily into cluslcrs of hoiiEes, firing as Ihcy went. To the east, a small knot of aol- dtcrs clustered about a small mud hut Ihcn broke Into sudden life and the men dived into fields lor cover as a machlncgun rattled. By UIU.IAM K. MOORK A COMMAND POST IN KOREA, July 21. (/p,_The American . withdrawn! from Taejon was made through heavy sniper fire — and H round roads blocked with the GI's own flaming vehicles. At one lime, the North Korean communists piled up burn- lug American vehicles on R road lo block the Americans' exit route to new defense positions to the soiilli. At another. Ihe Reds' tracer builds flreri an American am- munilion Iruck. it became an exploding obslacle in Ihe road. (All the while, Communist snipers covered the roads for at least six miles enst of Tiicjon, S|!t. Ray Turnbull, Miami Bench, p|a.. a Signal Corps photographer, 'reported niter his arrival by plane In Tokyo.) With their trucks blasted from under- them by lire from tanks, artillery ntid mnchlneguns, ninny American soldiers took to the hills. They still were [hiding their way to advanced American positions Friday. "A lol of Ihe men figured it Is easier lo get out through the hills," explained Cp. Richard A. Johnson, 20, Sioux Fulls, S. D. "The Commies carry little hand torches (hat make a light not much bigger than a firefly, so they can identify each other at night. "When our men .see those little lights they just duck Inlo bushes until the lights B0 by." Johnson came out of Thcjon with two truckloads of wounded. He was otic of about 20 uninjured »oldlerii who carried 21 wound«d • round the burning ammunition truck. "Shells were exploding all around us," he related. "I think ours were the only trucks in. the convoy lo get through. Those of us who were not hurt patrolled down the road because of snipers. We walked both trucks out of there." Johnson nnd Pfc Wilson Har- wlek. 51, (address not given) were given a lift back to the command post in R message center Jeep which had carried me to the forward post. Harwiek said he was on a truck which ran Into fire from four machincRuus nun mortars. He and several others took to Ihe hills and safely reached American lines. Senate, House Committees Okay End of Armed Force Size Limits By JACK »MJ, Navy Orders Four Reservists From Blytheville to Active Duty At. least four niytlievlllc youths received orders last night call- Ing them to active duty with the Naval Air Deserve. The orders lo report for Immediate active duty were Issued yesterday and last.night: to members of a fighter squadron of the Navnl Air Reserve Unit at the MlUiiigton, Tenn., Naval Atr Station. Reservists from Blytheville receiving these orders were: Louis I,. Anderson, Jr., 18, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. L. L. Anderson, Sr., 404 East Davis. Bobby Roland Garner, 17. son of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Garner, 605 North Second. Charles Shepherd. 17, son of MM. Thelma Sherrort. Robert Lee Brown, ari- rtress here could not be found this morning. ' '* All have received their orders They were contained In telegrams sent from the Millngton air base.: School records here show Ihut at tlie beginning of the fall term, Shepherd would have entered Ihe 10th grade, Garner the nth grade and Anderson the 12t)r grade. Garner Is a member of the Blytheville chicks' football team. They are the first reservists lo be called lo active duty from Blythcville by any branch of the armed forces. S.E. Missourions On Casualty List Two Southeast Missouri soldiers are listed as casualties on the latest Defense Department accounts of men wounded and injured In the Korean fighting. A list received heie yesterday includes* Pfc. Robert Arnold, son of Mrs. Pearl Arnold of Steclc, Mo. Pfc.Robert luty, son of Mrs Ida P. Duty of Cardwcll, Mo. To date, these men arc the first casualties reported from either city. Arkansas PSC Approves Gas Proposal for Eastern Sector LITTLE ROCK. July 21 07>(— The Arkansas Public Service Commission today approved a private utility's plan lo provide natural gas to 21 East Arkansas cities. The commission approved B request from the Mid-South Gas Company, Llitle Rock, lo !.«ue $9,700,000 In securities to pay cost of operation and Installation ol transmission lines to provide gas to these cities: Brinkley. Tun-ell. Gllmore, Cotton Planl. Crawlordsvllle, Earle Forrest City, Hughes, Lepaiilo Martanna, Marked Tree, Palestine, Paragould, Parkin, Tyronza, Tru man. West Helens, Marion. West Memphis, Wheatley «nd Wynne. Tlie commission also approved Mid-South'* application to purchase existing natural gas facilities now operated by the Arkansas Power and Light Company In northeast and southeast Arkansas. Approval of sale of the .wirltKs must be obtained from the securities and exchange commission before work on Ihe new system can be strated. Representatives of a'dozen of the towns Involved appeared in support of the company's plans. Minor Sumners, Little Rock, former PSC chief *ccpunl«nl »nd more recently assistant to Ihe prea Idem of AP &L, will be president. Battered Infantry Holds Ground TOKYO. Saturday, July 22 l/f, —The battered U.S. 24th Division was reported holding high ground iouthcnst of burning Taejon today, blocking the North Korean Red Army's advance. Field dispatches said tlic Reds lad failed aggressively to follow .lp their conquest of Tnejon Friday General MacArlhur's Tokyo headquarters did not Issue Its usual midnight communique on the Korean fighting, saying, "there has been no change in the situation." Field accounts said the 2-Uh's lighting commander. Maj. Gen. William F. Dfian, had been nnre- portcd in the battle zone for 24 hours. Early today, MacArlhur's public Information officer said, "we have no confirmation one way or another regardlnt; General Dean." The officer added that under army rules it could nol even be confirmed that he wa.s missing until an invcstlBallon was completed. In the last headquarters com- munique Issued Friday afternoon, the 24lh Division was described as stalling the Communist advance after the fall early Friday of the devastated rail and highway junction clly of Tacjnn. Soldier and airmen reports after Ihe hitler battle said the Reds used four tanks with American white- star markings In sneak attacks. All four were reported knocked out two each by the Infantry and all force. Superior numbers of Communist tanks, Infantrymen and guerrillas won b)a?mg Taejon early yesterday, after two days of fierce and costly attack. But that victory cost them .. least 13 Units—all knocked out by the Gf's new 3.5 Inch rocket launch er—»nd other* damaged. Boosters Club On County Tour To Support Ticket A Big Lake Boosters Club campaign caravan left Manila at 10 a.m.- loday on a lour of the county behalf of four candidates that have received the endorsement ot .he organization, From 35 to 50 cars were expected take purl in the caravan. They carried posters nnd banners, nnd Boosters Ciuo mcmwcrs distributed pamphlets en route. The club has endorsed Gov. Sid McMnlh, Slate Senator J. Lee Bear- lien of Lcachvlllc and Sheriff William flcrrymnn of Blythcvillc for rc-clcctlon and John J. Cowan of Osceola for state representative. Tlie caravan was expected to arrive in Blythcvillc about noon. Brief talks are planned at each .stop, according to n. J. McKinnon ol Manila, chairman of the club's Parade CommiUec. Probable route of the caravan was expected lo be Manila. Lcachvlllc, Blylheville, Osceola, Wilson, Kciscr nnd Mnrle. N. O. Cotton Open Hit-li Low Close Ocl ....... 3767 3781 3737 3737 Dec ....... 3759 3780 3133 3733 Mar ...... 3756 3170 374! 3727b May ...... 3733 3764 3715 3115 July ...... 3635 .1704 3658 3658 U.S. Air Force May Ask Draft Of Veterans WASHINGTON, July 21. {/!')—The Air Force, if its volunteers are Insufficient, may ask Congress for nu- thorlly to draft veterans of the last war. This was the word Col. Ilarland Parks of the Air Force gave the House Armed Services Committee today. Col. Parks said the Atr Force feels it will be able to meet its manpower, needs through volunteers aim re-1 serves. He added, however, that if these methods fail to provide cuoiiRb men the Air Force would like (JlD right to recall veterans through the drail. The military also advised the committee that plans nrc underway to call up doclors In the reserve for active duty. •+ The armed services committees also approved legislation to "freeze- In service for another year the enlisted men now In Ihe Army, Navy and Air Force. i The steps were th« first formal moves by the lawmakers toward a big build-up of fighting strength nnd a tightening up ot the home front lo meet Communist blows In Koren and'poslhle elsewhere. - ; Trinn,n Review* Sltuailpi;''• ..'" At, the - Wiiite "fioifse, •preterit Triimnn-'reviBwed the situation with his cabinet. Vice President Barkley told reporters afterward that It was ii "routine" meeting—a statement Implying there were no major new proposals or decisions. Congressional lenders ticketed th» bill* upplng the armed force* for floor action next week. With those measures out of the way, tlic legislation will come to grips with the question of economic conlrols. Mr. Truman, In selling out his home front program last Wednesday, did not ask for price or rationing controls. But he .wid he would ask them U they appenrcd to b« needed. Confrnls Remanded Shnrply rising prices already have brAught some demand In an out ot Congress for controls. Philip Murray CIO President, urged in a statement that the President be given power to ration goods and control prices. He said that If controls are put on prices, they should be rolled back to the level of June 25—the date the North Koreans mnrched. Disturbed over the price situation, the ailminLstralion wns reported to be preparing a report designed to convince the public there Is no need to fear a food shortage. It will be made public Saturday niijht. Senate-House atomic committee members will met with Secretary of Defense Johnson and a representative of the Joint chiefs of staff next v.~cck to review the nation's atomic program. Senator McMahon (D-Conn), chairman of the committee. ma:le the announcement after R closed meeting of Ihe group loclay. He said the exact dale for Ihe se/sion had not been fixed. New York Gorton Open High Low Close Del 37B8 38O? 3763 3757 Dec 3715 3135 3748 3743 Mar 3777 3791 3740 J140 May 3760 3773 37 W 3T40 July 3700 3723 3680 3680 Koiser-Frazer Hit by Strike DETROIT, July 21 Wj—The Kal- scr-Frazcr automobile plant closed totlay by a strike of CIO United Auto Workers. Workmen began leaving benches at 11 p.m. last night in protest of the suspension of n union shift chairman. Ralph Clark. Kaiser-Frazer employs 10.000. Progress Reported in Polio Center Drive The Kiwanis Clubs campaign for funds lor the Mississippi County out-patient polio center here appeared beaded foi a complete success today as reports from solicitation sub-committees continued to pour In. Jimmle Sanders, chairman of the Kiwanis Club's solicitation Committee, said this morning that the drive was "progressing wonderfully" and that a number of the sub-committees assigned lo solicit funds over the county had reported cither reaching their quotas or that their Quotas had b«n pledged. Total contributions to date were not available this morning due lo the Illness of Arthur S. Harrison, who Is acting treasurer for the drive, hut Mr. Sanders s»W that results so far have been "very gratifying". The drive Is Kheduled to end Mon- day. The first sub-commitce to report reaching Its quota wns the one assigned to the Gosncll area. H, B. Richardson, chairman of Ihe Oos- ncll committee turned in $55 yesterday which was 55 over the committee's quota. Mr. Richardson reported that additional contributions had been pledged in that area. J. L. Nabers. over-all chairman of the project to re-locate the cenlcr on the Court House lawn, said yesterday that the $3,500 goal of the drive appeared "all but cinched". A total of »«0 was solicited'In Blytheville yesterday, he said, and members of the Blytheville committee were continuing their work this morning, Mr. Nabers said. The $400 solicited In Blytheville yesterday made at least (136 con- tributed here since the drive opened Monday. The Blythcville Junior Chamber of Commerce and Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion each contributed $100 to the campaign. The Beta Sigma Phi sorority contributed $68 and employees of Sterling Store added an additional $68. Civic leaders of Wilson and Joiner have assured the Kiwanis Cluh of the $200 assessed the two towns, Mr. Sanders said and Osceola has Pledged its $300 quota wilh a possibility of more. Another large contribution from the Blytheville area has been pledged by the Blythcville Shrine Club, Mr. Sanders said that he had been notified lhat Ihe Shrine Club had pledged » contribution of U per member.

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