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Tuesday, July 25, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NKWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 107 Blj'thevtlle Dally JJew» Mtaslsslppl Valley Leader Blythevilk Courier BlytheviUe Hermld BLYTHKVIU-K, AHKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1950 TWELVE PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* RED BLITZ DRIVES YANKS FROM YONGDONG War Briefs Rj- THB ASSW.JATKI) 1-RKSR Arkanson Wounded WASHINGTON — Korean «'ar casualty list. No. 40 Is-sued by Ihc defense department today. The wounded included: Ptc. Dencil C. Budget!, son or Mrs. Sadie M. Budgell, 8«S Giant St. St. Joseph, Mo. Cabinet to Meet WASHINGTON—Because of the Korean crisis and troubled world conditions, President Truman has put cabinet meetings on a twice-a- basis. billet meetings have been held once a week, on Friday morning. Now there will be Tuesday alter- noon and Friday morning sessions. U.S. to Add 5,000 Planes WASHINGTON — Secretary Defense Johnson said today "more than 5.000" war planes will be added to the nation's air strength. Johnson conferred with I'resklen Truman and Secretary ol the Nav> Matthews at the White House and later lold reporters who asked abou the outlook for the Korea fighting "Our boys have, clone a marvel ous job over there. We'll have different slory a month from nov; British Offer Troops .' IX3NDON—Informants iu tone with the government, reported to day Britain has decided to of'er .small ground force to the Mlite Nations lor use in Korea. They reported this after 'die Brit !«h cabinet met In specla\ session upparently to discuss a number major changes in tut nation's dt. ftnse policy. 58 Bridges Destroyed ..— Allied V r ri»ve (jesiroyed 58~mam-ir'irigcs «»'» have damaged or knocked out temporarily 31 others in Korea, the Air Force reported today. Briefing officers conceded, however, that one big bridge across the Hin River near Seoul was proving "a real headache." Reports from Par East Air Force, headquarters last night said all three of the main rail and highway spans across the Han were out. but one pontoon bridgi irns still intact. Russians in Korea TJS. EIOHTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS IN KOREA — North Korean prisons said today that 20,000 Korean veterans of the Chinese Red army were recalled in March for the invasion of South Korea. They added today In Interviews: Russian advisers are working with North Korean Army units. Global War Is Possible, Vinson Says House Studies Military Size, Service Freeze By BARNEY MVINGSTONE WASHINGTON, July 25. AP)—Rep. Vinson (D-Ga) aid today "a global war is a eal, distinct possibility at ny time" and American orccs must be built up for hat possibility. Viiison, chairman of the Aimed Services CommiUee, made the tatement in a speech prepared for House delivery in support of a bill liat would arid a year to the service period ol enlisted men now in ,be armed forces, A House vote was expected laler .n the day. The enlistment "freeze" already na.s passed the Senate. The House also expected to take i vole later on legislation to life all !imiu from the size of the armed forces. Money May Be Voltd On a .speed up schedule, it may vote next week on giving the armed forces the $10,430,916,000 In additional money asked for them by President Truman. Vinson said the United Slates Ls "seriously short" at present In "standing military strength". aud he questioned whether the expansion program the administration ha.s begun will be enough, Vinson said Russia outnumbers the United States 7 to 1 in tanks, more than 17 to 1 in military manpower and has almost 3GQ .submarines and "a vast air lorce," . , U.S. Side of Ledger O;i. thtJ',3. side- or-, the military ledger, he saicl there are theie assets: "Governmentally. w« are far stronger than our potential enemies. In any long term effort our system can outlast and surpass the Rampaging Communists Cut Edges of Peninsula; Turn To Pusan; Planes Hit Back lull YoiiKtiong for new, undisclosed positions. General MacAilhiij'.s enrly-moni-i IB operational release today con-' ccrted that the North Korean Invaders were continuing their pras- despite heavy lasses and severed counminJcaUoiLs. This release said "further wlth- au'nl. 1 ) may be necessary," but did, not include the* withdrawal from Yungdonff Inte TuwHtny, which Uottl tlispiUches already hart rc- IKM'lcd. UN Carrtai Altai* Fat 1 to the southwest, American tuut British can-lev planes made ft .sin mlse alack on the Red troops who lu«l swept virtually unoinxwcd to the .south coast of the Korean —Courier News I'hoto H'lM' HOI'I'K.V TO PERSONS WHO DON'T VOTK?—Behind the Iron Clirtnin, citizens have little chance to express their opinion at the polls. When they do vote, it's only a rubber stamp for Russia ballots list only one candidate. Those who don't vote leave themselves open lo such action as that above Blytheville Jaycecs yesterday staged * mock demonstration In an effort to "get-out-Uic-vo,te" for today's Democratic prelerential primary. Left to right, "State enemies" Leon Wilson, arry Kncas, Wade Lee and Richard Fbnglit arc Herded off to Ihe catacombs by "Heros" Charles Moore and Calvin Hill. The precession was channeled down Main Street about 5 p.m. Arkansas Probably to C/loose Next Governor in Today's Vote UTTl.K HOCK, July 25, (AP)—Arkansas' next governor probably will be chosen today. Concensus is tlial either Gov. Sir! iMcAlatl), seeking a second term, or former Gov. Ben Laney, candidate for a third term which has been accorded only one chief ex- iti recent history, will win the democratic nomination in luiUj s jyiefeienUal pri- 6 Days Left to Buy Truck Licenses Truck owners of Mississippi County and elsewhere in Arkarisas have but six days left in which to purchase 1950-51 truck license without being assessed a penalty. Deadline for the of truck tags is July 31. After that! date a penalty will be assessed. < ^ State Revenue Offices here and Pin Osceola were closed today due to the primary election but will reopen tomorrow as the usual hour. Both offices win remain open all tiny Saturday for the benefit of truck license purchasers. dictated, regimented system of the Communists. Our industrial potential is the envy of Ihe world. 'Our seapower is vastly greater than that of Russia and her satellite. 1 !. Our strategic air power is unmatched anywhere in the world. We are still far ahead in the atomic arms effort anri will probably stay- ahead for some years in the future." Advice Is Offered And he gare ihis advice to col- ieague-s who in recent weeks nave criticized past preparedness pro-1 rams: "Our great need right now is to et the ox out of the ditch—not. spend a lot of time and effort trying to find out who pushed him into the ditch. Lei's not spend our time looking backwards while Americans are being killed in Korea and our defenses urgently need strengthening. This is no time to take a detour to hunt for scapegoats." ecuive m«ry. - In- solidly Democratic Arkansas, election of Democratic nominees in November usually is littte more than a formality. Nomination must be. by majority vote. If HO candidate receives a majorjiy. the two high men run I again In the Aug. 8 primary. 455,000 Toll Taxes Slightly more than 455.000 Arkansas citizens hold poll taxes entitling them to vote today, and estimates are that, if the weather is good, the total will be slightly more than the 304.000 votes in the second I3W primary. There are four candidates in the governor's race but only U'o, Mc- Afath, a friend of President Truman and supporter of the regular Democratic Party, and Lancy, national States Rights leader and unyielding foe of the President's civil rights program, are major contenders. Two Silent Oiuliilaln * »f Heavy Vote Probable In Mississippi County Mississippi County voters paraded to the polls today to elect state and county oificials and indications werp. that the voting, spurred by hot governor's race, would be heavy before the day's end. Balloting in Blytheville during*. the first four hours of the election —^_^___^_^_^____ totaled 610 votes cast, at the six polling places here shortly before noon. Polls here opened at g a.m. and were to remain open until 6p.m. This was about double that cast by noon in the preferential primary in 194G, when then-Gov. Ben T. Laney first ran for re-election. 8,563 Can Vole The early voting in Blytheville today was light however, when com The other two, J. L,. Harris and ! pared to' the potential voting 1 " ' '- V'etrrher Ackansts forccasl: Partly cloucfy this afternoon, tonight atirt Wednts- ci.ouor day. A iew scattered Ihundcrshow- trs .Wednesday and in south portion this afternoon. Not much change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Mostly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday;with scattered showers of thunderstorm this afternoon northwest half of state; and throughout most, of state tonight and Wednesday morning; little change in tcmper- alure; low tonight in 30's; high Wednesday 75-84. Minimum this morning—"iO. Maximum yesterda; -C3. Sunset today~1:OS. Sunrise tomorrow—5:06. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m. today—None. Total since Jan. 1—41.89. Mean temperature (midway be- ^ween high and low)—81. ^ Normal mean temperature for July—41.5. . This Date Last Tear Minimum this morning—72. Maximum yesterday—83. pMclpltaiion Jan. 1 (o this date Water Carnival Here Is Planned By Red Cross A water carnival sponsored by he Chickasawba chapter of the ^nie.ricaii Red Cross, in conjunction with the Cliickasawba Athletic Club will be held Friday night at 8 at the Walker Park Pool, according to Mrs. Hugh Whitsitt. Red Cross water safety chairman. The carnival will include demonstrations of diving and swimming skills and will feature diving exhibitions by David Moore and Lloyd Florman, and a water ballet by Mrs A. B. Smith, Jr. Instructors of the local chaptei in charge of the affair are Mrs Charles Pcnn. Mrs. Dick White. Mrs. Robert McHaney. Mrs. A. B. Smith, Jr.. Mrs. Whitsitt. Lloyd Florman and John McDowell. Admission will be free. Mrs. Whitsitt said. M. G. .Bankston, have made little or no campaign. Lap.ey, former mayor of Camdcn, Ark., and briefly a candidate for the Democratic nomination as president at the Philadelphia convention in 1948, served two terms as governor—1945 to 13*8. He did not seek re-election and was succeeded in January, 1949. by Mc- \fath. Stales Rights Trailer Slight of stature, the precise- speaking. 53-year-old Laney has long been oppose*) to President Truman's civil rights proposals. He was a leader in orgartotion of the States Rights Democrats — also known as Dixiccrats. At Philadelphia he became the strength of the city. A total of 8,563 persons In Blythcville hold poll tax receipts making them eligible to vote today. As usual, the heaviest voting was reported at the First Ward's City Hall box. A total of 201 votes had been cast, there at 11:46 this morning. Ward One's other polling place at Scay Motor Company reported 60 votes making a total of 261 votes cast In the First Ward this morning 187 in Ward Two Running a close second was Ware Two. where a total of 187 votes been cast at 11:45. The Ooff Hotel box of Ward Two reported I3S votes this morning and the box at Phillips Motor Company reported 52. .. ., . ., A total of 117 votes was cast it 01 vSoutucm factions' i, r j .»^ in KI t \ T *r , I Ward Three Ints morning am but withdrew, he said. I " became apparent that a I Four-Year Plan May Be Haired plank would { •irst Cotton Bolls County's '50 Crop displayed Yesterday First cotton bolls of Ihe county's 1950 crop were displayed yesterday by Mrs. Winnie Huffman of Number Nine. Mrs, Huffman exhibited three fully developed green bolls 3t the Courier News yesterday afternoon The bolls were taken from a field near Number Wine. Mrs, Huffman said that her cotton was of the Delta Pine 15 variety and was planted April 26. The nlr strike was ninrte In ?4 hours by U.S. and LU'itUsh curriers Just fctucncd LO an njininiieil uoi-t, after operations north of the SfHli Parallel aloiif; Korea's east coast. Their objective, on such short call from U.S. ground forces, \VLLS tiu- geLs of op])0itunity, said a head- f]iini tei'.s niHiouiicciiieiit, RcsulU of the raid were nol reporteil, The rampa£in£ Conimimlsd ,slii-ari:d off all lh« wrslt-rn a"rt .vniilliM't'.stci'ii sfcie of ilif. peiiin- .s»l:i. '1'liey seized Ihr snutlieni lip of Korcii and (iinifil e^fllward l»11 ,'irfl Jt'usun, U.S. MI p ply |Htr( on Ilir soullipastern tip <rf thn pen- lnsitl:i, Vnngtfonj; Abandoned YoiiKdong w»s nbnndoncd after fierce daylong flglit. Most of the U.S. troop.* K"L out safely. .Bui troops on the jlank.s were trapped *i])d battered by Communist roadblocks, .snipers and gucrrlllnA. Tho Reds stole throngn the surrounding Yongdong wen ring and leavc-s to blend In will The countryside. Their cajn innde them difficult targets. Yongdong Is 20 miles .so\ithcnst o abandoned Tacjoti, on the import nnt Amcricnri rail supply line load ing from the southeastern port.o Pusan, Air obserers saw muny Noiih Ko rcan soldiers moving north .1.0 nth of the city in a pincers movement aimed at trapping these U.S. .soldiers In their first major en- gAScment with the Goinmuni^t^, There were iiidlcatlons \ —Courier Photo ADMITS WHKCKINft TRATX—William Lcolhel GodKcy, 15-year- okl [arm boy who lives tenth o! Holland, Mo., alarcs out o( hi* cell window in the Pcmiscot Comity Jail In Caruthersvllle, Mo., us he await* charges to be filed against him In connection with Frisco passenger train wreck near Holland cany Sunday. God&cy has admitted throwini the switch a»d causing the wreck for A "thrill," Charges in Train Wreck Due Today Charges against a 15-year-old Missouri farm boy who was inspired by n Western movie to throw the switch that wrecked ft Frisco passenger -train near Holland, Mo., cnrly Sunday were expected to be filed in Cjirulhersvillc this afternoon. and guprrlihu had got behind the Americans. I'ravy Frontal iMtarks 'he battle started with heavy Ward Four 45 persons had voted at 11:45. The Ward Three polling place was at Fire Station No. 2 and residents of Ward f-^tir voted at Moore Brothers Grocery on Highway 18. | fn Osceola. a total of 233 votes j had been cast at 11:30 this morning, j The Ward Three box at the Court ! House reported a total of 1.1,5 votes. | Ward One reported 33 and Ward j Sec VOTING on race 3 Legion To Elect Officers Tonight Ination, when It civil rights platform be adopted. The 38-year-old McMnth. a Mar-! ine Corps hero o( World War II. 1 first came Into political promin- ' ence In 1946. As candidate for prosecuting attorney, he led a Ol ticket! which overthrew the 20-year reign j of Hot Springs Mayor Leo P. Me-1 Laughlin in Garland County. j Late Bulletin— WASHINGTON, July 25. f,TV- —Senator George (D-Ga.) said President Truman will ask Tnn- Rress today lor legislation to boost laxt* about 55,000,000,000 imme- riiatelv. U. S. Urges Atlantic Pact Nations to Rearm Quickly frontal attacks on Amcrltnn posi- ions aero;. 1 ! the main Tacjort-Piifan highway at a point west of Vonpf- clong. Fanatical Communists In wave* fell upon the cavalrymen. Meager first reports tndicn Yongdong itself was not fought over—contrary to earlier report* 'Hie American. 4 ; pulled back through the town to their nc-A- positions. Most, of the townspeople had beer evacuated )n line with an order lor nil civilians to gel out ol th& bat- llezonc. The Communists worked two Jaws of a pincers movement while maintaining the heavy pressure of their (rrmtal attack. New North Korean Red a 1 tucks were anticipated in the northers sector of the winding, 150 mil mountainous trout. In other sectors American I South Korean forces were reported j holding the line, except in the far I southwest, where the Communi.'st.s j ranged unchecked. The Reds in the posed a threat to vital U.S. communications in the southeastern nrea of the peninsula. A spokesman at an advanced American outpost said: "Our troops a/c fighting ijfcj hell." Guerrillas, and snipers eat tier were reported cleaned out of Yong- rtoriz. At noon today, Prosecuting Attor- icy Elmer Peal of Carulhersvlllc .aid he expected It would be Hwie- .ime this afternoon before formal charges would he Illed, Knclng what may be a series nl charges Involving murder, Ijecause he engineer of the train was killed, William Lcathe] OoiEscy, son of Mr. Find Mrs. l-eon God.iey. sharc- who Jive about one mite south of Holland. Young Gotlscy, who said he got the idea ol throwing the switch from a movie about the train-robbing Divlton Gang, is bfrlnjf bctd in the county Jail at C;initJirrsviJJe, Iti his confession to the net. the six-foot, 136-pound farm youth said he wanted A "thrill/' He didn't realize, he *a]n. that Ihe results of his thrill-seek ing would turn out a.s they flirf. Isaac If. (Tkc) Woods, 6fl. of Chaf- fec. engineer on the train was killed. TTic fireman. Fred -Surman, ST.. {>f Chaffrc. was bnrily burned on the arm.s and lcg.«i. About a dozen oth- Arkansas Asks CivilianSoldiers To Volunteer LONDON. July 25. The United States calted on her Atlantic | Pact, partners Icday to rearm quickly for the s;ihc of world peace, *arn- ! ing that the West must not again be c&u^Ul napping by Communist i aggrc.ssion. N. O. Cofton Oct. Dec. Mch. ' M.iy Open High tsiw Clo.".e 373-3 3795 3W7 3800 . ...... ,7780 37M Fulbright Home to Vote FAYETTEVILLE. Arlc.. July 25, iAP>—Sen. J. W. Fnlbright arrived here last night so that he can vote today in Arkansas Democratic primary election. He was accompanied •" by Mrs. Fulbrislit. and daughter.' i non mm mitt at candidates tor commander of the Byet ,., Tne senat = or u , lo ;, ,, '> non committal local organization are John Burnett I ; al d!lys nerc vwtlng hls moth . and speck A. McGregor. i er. Mrs. Roberta'Pulbright. i Officers for the comln? year of Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion will be elected tonight at a meeting starting at "> st the Legion Hi it. i It was learned that Charles M. [spollord, U.S. member, told the j first meeting of the Atlantic Al- I iiance Council that Korea naj ' shown communism would not hts- Hate to pass from subversion to :»rmcd aggression. He called ;'or western vigilance and a quick In-' Spolford »as quickly named coun-;Amcr Tobacco ell chairman, 'f he membership also, Anaconda Copper .. I'rmldrtl b/ cvrnl.< in Korr.i. tlif rtp.lfRatrs ni^PIi^cl a nro^ratn In cut a four - year rearmament schedule I" two years. The *c,^lon opening t/xlay is ex- j I peeled lo last (our or five days, out the council Is subject to recall =u' Clo^ine Quotations: any Umc U.S. deleijalc Charles M A T ( t T S77S ?,779 377?. 377.5 37SO 179'J frs were less seriously hurt. Bui OoclKcy thought the Iraln would merely niovc onto the sidetrack nnd later return (o the mnln line. Hilling the open switch at an es- Umatcd 50 miles an hour, however, caused the locomotive and the first Tour cars to leave the tracks. The youlh was not at the scene of the wreck to witness the results ol his handiwork, he said. He was home in bed when the wreck occurred about 1 a.m. Slmday. "I got there flhc scene of [he wreck) about (our o'clock." Oodsey said In hlj cell this morning. He said he fail the movie that Inspired the sv,-ltch-thro»lns at a Stcele theater about a month ago. Officers who apprehended younj; Godscy said his own caKerness lo gel Information on thr> wreck helped lead to his arrest. The youth followed officers around the scene of the wreck, asking them what they had learned. Signs f'rjn/cs-don Oodsey admitted sawing a switch lock and throwing Ihe switch. Officers said he signed a statement to that effect. The tall, slight youth was horn in Hamilton, Ala. The Gotfseys have been living nenr Holland (or the past five years, he said. Pemiscot County Sheriff p;. F, Claxton, assisted by four Frisco special agents, arrested Oortsey, The special agents were E M Cummings of Flaytl. H. E. Evans r,t Cha/fce. f?. E. KeTsc-y of St. Louts ! MTTI.F: ROCK. July 25. w — I The Arkansas Military District today disclosed It had written each company grade officer in the civ- and E. K. Parker of Memphis Ulan components of the Army In ~ .... Arkansas to volunteer for active rtnVy with the regular Army. National Guard and reserve o(fl- of all categories are alfectcri by this call. The greatest need, currently said the military department. Is for medical, dental, en- sinecr. c and Infantry officers. But limited numbers of chaplain, ordnance, signal, finance, chemical v • ^ • £- I jPNeW I OTK jTOCKS Other candidates Include first vice commander—Arthur S. Harrison and John Burnett;- second vice commander—Eddie Burks for reelection; historian—C. A. cunning- ham for re-electfon; sergeant-alarms — Garland Moody and Bill 1 Oct. • Moreiand: post surgeon—Dr. W. A ! Dec. • GTimmcU and Dr. l*uis Hubcner: jMch. chaplain—Bill Tcgcthoff and Ar- May . Ihur S. HivrUoQ. I July . New York Cotton Open High Low Close, . 3800 3815 I'm 3810' . 3SCO 3813 37S4 3811 . 3799 3811 3192 3809 . 3700 3S13 37S3 3310 . 1135 31M Jlli tiM crease In military strength. The meeting was secret and only communique was isucd at the end of the .-c.ssion U reported merely that, for reasons • of military security, the dcputte.s work woutd be conducted behind closed doors. SpoUortf. a New York lawyer, was named chairman of the 12-natlon permanent civilian high command. The council wis created In May by the foreign ministers of the 12 countries, who had called for "Ian- i »lble mult*" by t»U. I Includes representatives of Britain, France, mly. Portugal. Iceland. Ucnmark Norway, the Netherlands H*]^irmi. Luxembourg and Canada, UrUahVs cabinet meanwhile mev today to po!' 1 ^ plans tor expanded defence and lo decide what further aid should he sent to the Korean fiRhtlng. The Labor government made a final check In preparation for tomorrow's full-dress debate *n the house of commons on the readiness of British defenses lo mccl any Informed sourer,', said Army, Navy En PACT oo Anaconda Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gc.n Motor? Montgomery Ward N Y Central Harvester tW 3-4 M 1-2 32 1-1 M l-l S3 0-8 IM 1-4 4S 3-» 7!) 7-8 . 51 3-4 15 1-4 . 26 1-2 J C Penney M 1-* Republic Steel .37 Radio 15 1-8 Socony Vacuum 21 Studebakcr 26 1-8 Standard of N J 74 Texas Corp 66 1-4 Scan ,., 41 5-8 The youth showed officers he threw the hacksaw used to cut the lock. He bad tossed It Into n corn field alonsr the risiht-of-way near the scene of the wrccJc. God.-cy appeared to tie In a quiet, solemn mood this morning. He spoke slowly and quietly and with outward calmness. "I'm sorry I did It now." he said, addir;;c tint hr- f»!r "bad" about it. Appears Normal HI.*; parents also felt "pretty bad" about it, too. Gcdscy said. - Officers said Gorf>ey ann«-sred tn perlCTM in any branches may apply. | ^ norrnal ^ p^,^"* 1 ^ Certain age restrictions apply to j mentally this call Officers of '.he combiU oniwv also admitt d arms must not be older than .«| wllh , ho , u -'nrh Tiu.rtri«u ^ P >hr";i jears for lieutenants and 41 years ! ri for captain at the termination of 37D.5 nan -j- r ,2 service, armored, artillery, women's vis 3736 i mwllc ' < ' specialist <.orps officers and ' ' ' army nurses also are required. In addition, any officers with staff ex- their one. two or three year for which they volunteered. For officers of the service branches, such as finance, ordnance etc,, the maximum age A are 41 and 45 years. respectively. Soybeans losing CHICAGO, July 54 soybean quota'.lons: High T.OW Close N'ov Jan Mar May 2.6,1 <•; 2.53!= 2.63'.i 2.66 2.56 a i 2.66 2.68 T i 2.60 2.68% 3.69?< 364'i 269% Sheriff Claxjon said Oortscy had Iwisteri the switch "target"' around so that It Indicated to an oncoming engineer that the si-Itch was open. Thb "target" Is a circular piece of metal painted red and to med as a dnyttme signal to Indicate the position of the switch. Although the "target" was hent around, the switch was still closed, Sheriff Claxton said. One train, A northbound freisht, stopped on account of the tampered signal, ne said. Godsey told officers that he cut the switch lock about 5:30 Saturday afternoon.

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