The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 24, 1950 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 7'HE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER np NORTT'KiKT inviuoic » ..I-. „«*,.,,... ,_ VOL. XLVI—NO. 106 BVytheville Dally He Blytheviile Caurler Mississippi valley Leader Blytheville Herald •Americans Halt Korean Drives TOKYO, Tuesday, July 25. <AP) — Hard-charging North Korean Rods attacked Monday and Monday nijjlii. all along- a twisting 150-mile front nearly the breadth of Korea, but "continued to be repulsed" by American ami South Korean defenders, General Mac Arthur's headquarters reported today. War Briefs Ky THB ASSOCIATKII 1'KESS M'Arthur to Report LAKE SUCCESS ~- Tile Umled Stales today requested a meeting p( lhe U.N. Security Council to- •j^iorrow to hear the first report of ^Jen. Douglas MacArthur on the Korean situation. Army to Reopen Camp WASHINGTON,— The Army today announced it will reopen Camp Brcekinridge. Ky.. as a replacement training center. It said the camp would start receiving recruits about mid-September and could reach its training capacity of 23,000 men by Oct. 1. Tax Boost Discussed . WASHINGTON,- President Truman discussed with Congressional leaders today the advisability ot an immediate, emergency tax increase on both individual incomes and business firms. Filipinos May Aid U.S. MANILA,—President Quirino told his press conference today he would discuss thoroughly with his military advisers the possibility of sending Filipino troops to Korea. This marked a change from his previous stand: That the Philippines could not spare troops for the United Nations war effort. ^Defense Appraisal Asked '••?. VfA s today fBK-'on^pp^alsnPof the -i.i- tron's fighting readiness 'and accounting of the billions spent on defense since 1947. Toft Sees Tax Need WASHINGTON — Senator Taft (R-Ohio) says the nation must remain partially mobiliwd Tor the next 10 or 15 years and we should boost taxes now to pay the co.iU c,-—-tjy . '-, -.'.' jailed for new laxcs on everybody immediately to meet what he estimated may be between iio.- 000,000,000 and $20,000,000,001) added annual defense costs. The latest assault described In detail by MacArlhnr was made by eight tanks with infantrymen on First Cavalry Division positions near Yoiujdong Monday night. Tile headquarters announcement said the Red infantry was hurled back and three of the tanks were knocked out by 3.5-inch bflzookas. Field dispatches confirmed the Red drive against the First Cavalry and also reported another separate push by the Communist second Infantry Division along back roads in the mountains northeast of Yongdong. Kovlitir. TanV-lntiiilrv Roving tank-infantry teams of he invaders slithered along the west coast as far south as the port of Moitpo, near (he southwest tip of Korea. MacArthur's announcement said ibese Reds were opposed o»ly by the South Korean police but secret measures were b^irjg taken to eliminate the broad flankine Ihreat. Dispatches from the front late Monday night said Red pressure mounted steadily all ' dny against American lines astride the Taejon- Yongdong highway, while 20 to jo miles northeast another drive w,i i" progress, pronging O ut along three roads. On the Yongdong front. AP Correspondent Hal Boyle reported Red infantry at one time got behind advanced American positions ; threw up a mortar-backed road block. Threat Cleaned Out This serious threat was cleaned out In two hours with the aid 01 American tanks and artillery Boyh reported. "We didn't fool with it: we senl the tanks to clean it up." he quolcc an artillery commander. North and; Northeast of YOUR. dong. a f orc e Identified as tt,e North Korean Second Infantry Division pushed ils three-speared attack on other American positions One second - division cohimi rallied Poun, 22 miles north o •Zi^T 1 " 8 !uld 35 mlles norihwes mglJjt± rail-highway hub of Kurn Aiiierfohii planes and' ground troops tt-cre credited with knockinc out five . of. eight tanks leading about 700 Kid infantrymen nea Poun. The /two, other columns of th L Red second division were reported IS nules and 20 mijcs northeast o Poun on two rugged mountair trails that wind southward west o the town,,of Hamcflang. late Bulletin— WASHINGTON, July it. (Al>) —President Truman today ordered the federal Bureau of Investigation to tighten its tnlorce- nicnt program against "espionage, salmlage and subversive activities." He called on citizens to give the FBI all possible help. N. O. Cotton Open High Low Close Oft 3717 3788 3717 3768 Dec. 3716 3767 3716 37S5 Mcll. 3125 3767 3725 3767 May 3730 3757 3725 3157 July JC63 3708 3701 .1700 Weather Arkansas lorccast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tues- C I. O U l> V Deputy's Aiifo Figures in 4-Car Minor Collision A ta//ic accident intofving fou autotnoBilcs. including one drive hy.» deputy sheriff, on north High way 61 early yesterday, resulted iu only minor damage to three of the c»r«. ,,TI» accident occurred at Krut Bridge on Highway 61 at 1:30 B ni yesterday, and according to Deputy Sheriff Holland Aiken. whose ca was involved In the accident, n one was injured. According to Deputy Aiken a ca. driven by Tommy ECe'rnult plowed into the rear of one driven by Eu- senc Kemper which had stopped suddenly to avoid hitting another car driven by Irvin G1a.« which had stopped on the higtnvav. Deputy Aiken's car then plowc.. into the rear of the one driven by Kcrnutt. Glass had stopped his car Deputy Aikcn said, to repair the lights. No arrests were made pending further investigation. State Trooper Clyde Barker sain this morning that he was looking for Hie owner ot a 1946 model . Ford which was found overturned on the side of Highway is near Dell early yesterday. The car was found lying O n its top near Steven's Gin west of Dell The occupants apparently escaped through the trunk of the car. Off, ccr Barker said. New Oct. day with a few scattered thunder-1 n showers in extreme south portion 11,,,. this afternoon and in south portion ' 7'HEDOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of| ^TWAgTAItKANSAS AND BOTJTHKAST MISSOURI HM'THBVtLLB. AKKANSAS. MONDAV, JULY 2-1, 1950 SINGLK COPIES FIVE CENTS Opened Switch Is Crux Of Train Wreck Probe Crash at Holland Fatal To Engineer; 12 Hurt ini-cstigalion under way About a do/.eu cerwmcn Hurt pns- sciifiers ivere Injured slifltlly. but nearly nil suffered only bruises. Dciul was i n , Woods, about. 60 of Chaffec, Mo,, who wn« trapped' In the cub of the locomotive when il lunged on the track and plowed Into a ditch alongside Hie rlg}>l-ol-w*y The fireman, Fred Suiman Sr of CliaKfe. Mo., was in Walls Hosni- <ul here today, recovering from second degree burns on both arms and legs mid facial lacerations. He was icpoiUd. In "good" condition by hospital attendants laic (Ills morning. Mr. Surinim was thrown clear of Die engine. Klylheville Man Hurl Waller IJosentlin], operator o( the New York Slorc here, received n head laceration but Liter resumed his trip to St. Louis. A mnii clerk, Bernard J. Brandon of St. Louts, suflerert a slljiht head cul and eye Injury. 'I'hc northbound Mcmphis-lo-St Louts (rain hit the open switch at 50 miles per hour about, 1 a in Sun- one-half . Holland. A the lock on j —-"•!«» v«^j«»jii UrtlJ rtV>l lim WilS CIH red warning light was smashed. A glass traemcnl may be seen at the left of the signal News I'hato k and smashed limlern above are the key factor. n,Kansas and Missouri State Po reck which yesterday cost a Chatfce. Mo., enltnecr llcc a "d the Pcmlscot County shcr- the railroad switch was cut, the signal lantern's !^ cs °"^ ? L (; "™>hcrsvllle, Mo., l pli.turts Dn r* day otie-linlf mile from Holland It wns due at Holland nl l;lo am' Frisco ocicials luunchcd an Investigation oi the deliberate wrecking of the train, but by early this art- C ''"° 0 " "° fi " 5 l KcL ' »"<! been ar- lhe invcsUgnlion. —C»«ritr .N'cws I'll nlo THEN" OI'KNED THK SWTCH-Mlssrart Slat* Patrolmen N. B. Tlrinln, of Hayti, holds his hand In the optn switch. which «auscd the y,-,cck.of m fviwo Memnlita io St. Louis possenger train about 10 miles north or Blythevillc,yesterday. This: open'switch .sent th« tralft', traveling at sbmit 50 miles per hour, 5 Into a side track where the loco- Lock Neatly Sawtf •I he I\angc ot ihu lock was neatly snncd through. Glass on the red side of tltc st B ,, a i | Bntern DM lh snitch was smashed. F^H*"™- aRC111 lor lhe ra »™"rt. c.- ti. wnson, said' the train WHS " '' ~ " '•"—* «^ «^-w wrecked by " S0 mc Irresponsible per- nlollv ^ Jumped the rails, seriously Injuring tht fireman and killing th MM, probably mentally unbalanced " enBineecr. ' Jllis was the second wreck It, tl,t st . vicinity in the past el G ht montlv On Nov. 7 lasus year, 24 freight cars were damaged when a hioken rail caused them to jump lhe tracks between Hollund and stcele An estimated 75 pawen K ei's were iibuaid the eight-car Irain when It was wrecked. Many were shaken up niid bruised. All were In the last four cars, three of which remained slnndlnK on lire tracks The fourth'car (eft the ,„,',,, nm i'oi tcd but did not turn over. 'I fie locomotive turned over on H* side. The second car, a bnguaKe car, was crushed. None of the crewmen were In It, however, 'me ihird car. ai w carrying baegaxe, was turned on Its side Paul L. Howcll or St. i/iuls Campaigns Ending As Primary Nears Tiirce comity races will join tilt battle for tile governor'. «ja in reaching ( at Ica.st » turning point In tomorrow's ucmourntlc pre — .. .... wa.s In this car, but escaped with bl-nl.se.y. Fireman Thrown 50 F'cel In addition to Mr. Brandon two c-llicr clerks were In lhe third car ,"._ eE ?*» cd tn l<"y- They were Photos of Early Days in Missco Sought for Mid-Century Edition cars ,, ' nSllrm! '» *'»» thrown more '* than 50 feet Irorn the cab of the ircss locomotive and was found In a clump of trees south or lhe tracks ((c was found by Robert B. Crcagli you have any old photographs .showing scenes ot Blylhc- vi'Ic and Missksipni County in the early days of rWs area. Die Courier News would like to borrow them for use In a special edition 3 Missco Men Named to State Economic Council Committees Tuesday. Not much change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy south portion this allernoon, tonight and Tuesday with occasional showers southeast portion: little change in Icmperalurc; low tonight 60-65; high Tuesday 80-85 Minimum this morning'—70. Maximum yestcrday_85. Minimum Sunday morriing—67. Maximum Saturday—S2 Sunset today—1:08. '•unrisc tomorrow—5:0.5 . -ccipiiatior. -!8 hours 'to 7 am today—.61. Total since Jan. 1 41 gg Mean temperature (midway be- l>)«h and lo«v>—n.s. f Normal menu temperature July—81.5. This ll.ile l.asl V Car Minimum this morntng-^73. Maximum yesterday—94. T _ipUalto n Jan. 1 to \1iis for fill be named by President Lewis July New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T fc T 1M 7-B Amer Tobacco fiG 1-4 Anaconda copper .12 1-2 Beth steel 395-8 Chrysler 65 1-4 Coca cola ] 27 1-2 Oen Electric 453-4 Gen Motors 82 Montgomery Ward ., . 51 1-2 N Y centra! H i-g fnt Harvester 26 1-2 J C Penney so 3-R Republic steel OT 3.4 Radio IS 3-8 Socony Vacuum 21 •Sludebaker ..... 27 3-8 Standard of N J 71 1-2 Texas Corp RI ^.x i.V S sieel -...'.'.'..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 3i 7-S The following appointments were made: Harry w. Haincs, publisher or lhe Blythcvilie Courier News, to the Industry Committee. R. A. Porter, vice-president of the Farmers Bank and Trust Co., Blytheviile, to the Land Use Committee. J. H. Grain, head of the J H. Grain Company, Wilson, to the Taxation Committee. P. P. WatMi: or CrosseU. chairman or the Research Policy &.m<- mlllec of lhe Economic Council State Chamber, named lhe.sc and other advisory committees—one for each of the six research project to oc studied this year. Other Groups .Vamcd Committees also were named-on ncalth and welfare, tourist indus- cil-statc Chamber are sponsors of the S47.000 survey, partially ttmmc- cd by the Carnegie Corporation and approved by the National Committee for Economic Development, to determine areas of opportunity in Arkansas and to disclose factors that inhibit development. This year's research projects, chosen by the research policy committees of the University and the Economic Council -Slate Chamber cover taxation, industrial development., marketing, health and wcl- lare, ):md use, and the tourist industry. The advisory commtttciw will •chcdulr-rl l/j be published ihis tall. Ifarry W Ifaine.s. publisher ot the Courier News, snid today that a Mid-Cftlt(trj Edition is being planned tor publication In conjunction with the annual special edition published in connection with The National Cotton picking Conti'M, Photographs shon-fng life („ th c young years of BlytiicviUc and other Mississippi County towns and cities are being sought tor use in thi.s special edition. Al! pictures submitted to the Courier News for use in this cdi- lion will be considered. Those sc- lectcrl for use will be returned In the same condition in which they were received. These pictures will be copifj photographically and licncc wjji not be subjected to any engraving or "trimrning" proteges. Photographs or early settlers, pljncer residents, old buildings, fhi^toric sites arc sought. Informal " pictures depicting lite In the.sc early days ai, c « can be u.std. if Memphis, a Pullman Co. employe e,i route to St. Louis on vacation. When the train hit the open •witch. Mr. crcagli said, "It was like running into a stone wall" Ho was i, r the last car. a Pullman, when the wreck occurred. There was no panic among the pas.senccrs. he said. Dr. John Q. Kiiioti () f Hiythevillc j arrived on the scene soon alter the i wreck and treated Injured passcn. gcrs. Tile main line w.is cleared by wrecker crews from Memphis; ,m<) Chalice by 10:30 Sunday morning trains via l^achvllle and Popular PnsscnKcrs llrturiird 'Hie passengers were returned to Blythcvilie scvcrrd hours after the wreck. A dir.sel engine (rom a 101- Inwine freiRht train was dispatched Scr. TRAIN on racf tfi rereritlal primary. It could mean the end of the need for extensive campaigning oy nny or all ol the candidates Involved. Sharing interest with the gubernatorial race In Mississippi County arc tht races for sheriff, slate senator and state representative. GIJV. SUI McMath »,>ii Inrmcr Qov. Hen T. Limey tonight wind up campaigns that have, brought A lively exchange of charges and countercharges. The most nctlve county campaigns have been between Sl.-itc Sen. J. I AC licardcn of Leachvlllc, who is seeking rc-clcctloil, and W. R. Nlch- nl.son of Osccnta, who wants to unseat him. and between O.see Nunnally ond sheriff William ncrry- man. whose Job Mr. Nunnally l.i One Is "Myslrry M^>n" ODicn: in t/rcsc races arc Charles Carter. Manila Mill.— station operator who nho Is a candidate for 11"!"- " ll(l c - l-"«'ell Bennett of Mr. Utrnnett. hmvevcr, appears to be a 'mystery man" to the average | voter. lie has remained quiet during , v.~" •• ----- " h ° st! " <! SC " been challcni! oaliji). has c. Lowell Bennett. Political observers here, however, that c. Lowell Bennett exists and was entered In the race votc-snuttlnit purposes. tor Three men arc seeking the post Voters in Blythcyille Offered Free Rides to Polls by 4 Taxi Firms Blylhcvlllc voters who lack transportation lo the Dolls tomorrow may obtain rides by call- ins any of four taxicab companies here. Charles Munre, president or the Blythcvilie Jaycccs, who arc con- dueling a "get out the vote" drive, said these cab firms will transport voters both to and from the polls without charge so long as the trip is made within the city limits. The following nuns, he snid. nre cooperating in the "get out the vote" drive: The AI1C Cab Co.. the Blythc- vilie Cab Co.. the Red Top Taxi Co., and the 2100 Taxi Co of state represent.'.IVP held by Lcs. !ie N Speck ol Osccola. who 'is nol a candidate for re-election. Thcst candidates arc Jrjhn J. Cowan ol Osceola. Albert A. Banks of Whitton and Kenneth S. Sulccr ol Joiner. Others Seek Governorship Two other Artiansans also an seeking the governorship o! thcil state and their names also will appear on the ballot tomorrow. Thej are &f. O. Bankson of Malvern anc J. U Harris ol Klngsland. Other races on which voters hen will ballot tomorrow follow LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR—Nathan Gordon fincumbentt C'irl S -See I'KI.HAKV on Pa K e If, An Editorial— Pseudo-Citizen: The Voter Who Fails to Vote work with the iwscarehro and- when the projects arc finished, will be responsible lor using the inlor- Soybeans CHICAGO. July 24. H',— Closing -soybean q'lotaiions; Hish Low Nov ........ 2.M'.!, 2.51 '" Jan . ol \ Nfar IMay Clo.se .. . 253-53 2,S6"i 2.51 256 S.5!>H 2.S7 2.W1-59 . 2.60 2,53',] S.63X Because of the interest in several contests that will be fully or partially decided in tomorrow's Democratic primary, the number of voters going lo the polls may exceed that ol past elections. However, there also will be many citizens who will tail to make the selection or thcjc public orficc fwMm truly representative. Reasons tor this failure to votf will range from luck of a poll tax receipt lo downright Indifference. Whatever the reason, failure to exercise the hard-won rislit to vole brands one a pseudo-citizen. And when too lew mt7,ens take an active part in the selection of thetr public officials, cities, counties, states and nalloiu 400,1 find they have p.scudo-governmc i >t. It Is an Ironical fact that some ot the several critics of public officials are those persons who take no part in the designating of these officeholders. Anyone who cannot lind reason or inclination to express his wishes at the polls is in a poor posilion to be offering criticism. What arc VOU going to do tomorrow—just criticize, pass up the whole affair or go to the polls? It is Immaterial to us which candidates you elect lo support with your ballot. But the fact that you vote Is Important, both lo you and your community. •

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