The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 27, 1950 · Page 1
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Thursday, July 27, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS IKE DOMINANT KKWCB-APn OT •T AMKAX8A* AMD •OQTOA0T IOSBOOIU •VOL. XLVI—NO. 10» BlyttwvUl* Dmlly Nr KrthcriU* Courier BlytlMvlUe Villey BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES ^arBriefs •f »H8 ASSOCIATED PRESS Australia May Mobilize SYDNEY. Australia—S\lpply Min- i*trr O. H. Beaie said today Aus- tr»II» must mobilize her industry for all-out war—even as the country began recruiting a force to fight in Korea. Negroes Repel Reds TOKYO — The 24th Regiments. Combat Team, only Negro combat unit identified In the Korean campaign, beat ofl a communist attack on the central [ronl yesterday A spokesman for General Mac Arthur's headquarters reported thi action today, and for the (Irsl tltm permitted identification of the unit Iran Bars Reporter TEHRAN, Iran—Iran hns barred foreign correspondents from visiting the Azerbaijan area near the Russian border in Northwest Iran. JhU was learned today when a ^P^sh and two American correspondents were refused permission to travel to the area. Air Force Hammers Reds WASHINGTON —The Air Force aaid today that exceptionally good weather has permitted record air operations against the Korean Communists on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. A spokesman told reporters that the number of combat sorties flown • gainst the North Koreans reached 288 on< Wednesday (Korean time). Communists Regroup . TOKYO. Friday — General MacArthur's headquarters said today enemy pressure in Korea continues "in such a manner as to indicate that the Invaders were regrouping «nd reorganizing." The Reds were reported moving by night along roads to assembly mreas for their next concerted push Against American and South Korean positions. Communists Take Yosu :- TOKYO •— The Communist radio ft' Pyongyang jaid North Koreans VCondny captured Yosu. south coast ^pt, and Sunchon in their South- •^H*tward drive aimed at Pusan, main American 'imply H?e*. t Rod Planes Destroyed TOKYO — U.S. carrier based planes destroyed two north Korean planes yesterday in a strike at Suwon »ir field near Seoul, former South Korean capita], the Navy reported today. Plans Completed .For Red Cross Water Carnival Mnal plans for the water carnival sponsored jointly by the Chick- isawba Chapter of the American Red Cross and Chlcasaw Athletic Club were made this morning at the Walker Park Pool. The carnival will be held tomorrow night beginning at 8 o'clock at the Walker park Pool. It is bein; held in connection with the Red Cross Life-saving classes. Exhibitions will be given by beginners and Intermediates of tlie Junior and senior divisions. Certificates will be awarded to all students who pass the classes by Mrs. Alex Shelby and Mrs. R. L. Dedtniui. Mrs. Glen Ladtl will direct the lighting effects, and Fred Callahan will be in charge of the public address system. Russell Moseiy, manager of the § alkcr park Pool, also has been sisting with the plans. Mrs. Whit- silt, water safety chairman, said. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* Reds Mass for Knockout Try President Sees No Need For Wage, Price Control WASHINGTON, July 27. (AP)—President Truman s.tid today lie sees DO necessity now for wage, price and manpower controls, President Truman also lold his new co'ni'eiv ence: 1. He is not now considering use*— —— . ___~_ _____ f the atomic bomb in the Korean .... ., 'W» Mutt Ntver Despair/ Churchill Soys— U.S. Could Bomb Russia From Bases in England SOUTH KORBA ONE MONTH AFTBR INVASION—Here is the geography after a month of fighting in South Korea. II was just one month ago, June 25, when the North Korean invasion got underway. After 30 days of fighting, the Communist forces control roughly two- Ihivds o( the area south of the 38th Parallel. Map shows the relative size of the southeast area where U. S. forces are fighting, with relation to the entire Korean peninsula.- (AP Wirephoto map.) Senate Crime Hunt Group Alert for War-Spawned Black Market Activity WASHINGTON, July 37. (/P/ Seriate crime investigators promised today to keep a sharp lookout tor any sign of war-spawned black marfce operations by racketeers »nd criminal gangs..-. ,~ + They . warned that shortage caused by the Korean fighting an expanded military program likely to draw "racket money" int trading in scarce commodities. Bin markets. ii\ which suarce goods ar sold' illegally for high prices, trn ditionally spring up when a go\ ernment undertakes to control sale A statement from the specin Senate committee to study crim said that investigators "had foun many leads tending to show tha rncket, money was «t tlie basis of black market operations of considerable magnitude" during World War n and the postwar period. Rush Is Temptation "With the present reported nish on the part of many persons to hoard commodities of every type," U.S. to Organize 'Policy Group' 12-Man Committee To Be Consulted On War Mobilization —BULLETIN— WASHINGTON, July 27. (f)— A proposal to freeze all prices »nd wages and to authorise rationing was defeated In the House Banking Committee today by one vote, 10-9, 2. Steps are in the making to deal •ith any traitors or saboteurs In lie present emergency. Those .steps •ill not infringe on the bill of lghts, lie added. 3. The State and Defense Deparc- lents are working on proposals lor ncreased military aid to European Mies, He said these proposals will presented U> Congress before it .djouvns. LONDON, July 27. (fl'j—Winston, Churchill declared today t. He did not want to makt «ny | from present O. S. bases In England could atom bomb "Russian, cities and key points" in a third world wnr. But he said Russia could sweep to the English channel nnd "brinK tis under air bombardment, apart, irojn tlie atomic bomb, fur worse nan we have ever endured." Churchill led off for the Conservatives on the liiiiil day of a wo-riay defense debate after failing by a single vote to force the house if commons into secret session. The vote against the motion to clear Ihe galleries was 896 to 295. The -Abor government 1ms an overall majority of seven, but was nearly defeated because of abstention and several absences. Citing what he said were U.S. estimates, Churchill asserted the Russians may have 40.000 tanks He demanded that Ihe Labor government let the House know "the number o( Soviet tanks now assemMeri on or near the Western front." Tlie conservative leader said the Western Allies linvc no present (orce to cope with the "array ot armored aviilandics" Russia would unleash in Europe if war breaks out. If the Russians should cnpture airfields on the French channel coast, he said,"they could, I Icnr, outnumber us in the air by a far larger number of machines than Hitter ever did," He blamed at part ot Britain's position o/i postwar shipments of See CHURCHILL on Pane S Pressure Continues Amidst Lull; Yanks Dig in for Assault By Htl.MAN MOR1N ~TOKYO, Fridiiy, July 28, (AP)—North Korean troops and armor massed by night Thursday for an attempted knockout blow in the center of American defense lines. General MncArlluir's headquarters in a release early today said there was a lull along the whole battlefront, hut that enemy pressure continued in such K way as to indicate the Communists were regrouping and remassing for a new assault. Arkansas forecast: Cloudy to partly cloudy with a few lowl tliiin- dcrshowers in extreme south portion this afternoon, tonight anrt BT MAX HALT. WASHINGTON. July 11. (tf>) _ The government today announced It will organize a 12-man national policy committee, from agriculture, industry, labor; and the public, to consult on war mobilisation policy. W. Stuart Symington, chairman of the National Security Resources Board (NSRB). said his agency Is organizing the advisory group. The three labor representatives will be AFI, President William Green. CIO President Philip Murray, and Al Hnyes. president of tlie tiUcniHtionat Association ol Machinists funatfilialed). Symington said labor proposed Ilie committee. When asked who the other nine members^will be. he said he has not vet had a chance to invite the other groups to take part. Symington, as board chairman. Is directing the present mobilization drive on the home front. He. also announced that two labor men have'been appointed as his assistants. Eli Oliver, labor economist, who lias worked closely with API. unions and railroad brotherhoods, Everett Kassalow. assistant re- =earch director ot the CfO. Ihe announcement, was made af- er Symington held a third meeting wUh a nine-man temporary labor :ommiltce formed lo discuss with lim how labor would be represented 'n caencie.s having a part in war moWliiation. S« related story on Pajt 3 said Chairman Kefauvcr <D-Tcnn), "there Is undoubtedly H strong temptation for ttiese racketeers to turn again to these lucrative bylines." Ho added that if the committee THUNDERSHOWF.RS Friday. Not much change in temperatures. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon with a few thundershowers northwest portion; partly cloudy tonight and Friday; warmer Friday; high this afternoon 80-85: low tonight near 85 Minimum this morning — 80. Maximum yesterday— 67. Sunset today— 7:08. Sunrise tomorrow— 5:07, Precipitation 24 hours to 1 today— .10. Total since Jan. 1 — (2.97. Mean temperature (midway twecn high and low-)_16. Normal mean temperature July— 81.5 This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning— 73. Maximum yesterday— 94. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this dale —33.44. near 65; high Friday a.m be- for uncovers evidence of this, it will promptly report to Congress and the public. The committee statement said Investigation already has disclosed that big-scale racketeers frequently attempt to "IcglUmmtie themselves and their operations" once they accumulate large sums ot money, by nvosttiiR In lawful enterprises. Amongf (he Concerns ! Senator Wiley <R-\Vlsl. a committee member, said that "among hese pseudo-legitimate enterprises are meat distributing concerns, grocery distribution agencies, sugar companies, steel and metal concerns, automobile anrt beer and liquor sales agencies." He .added that, "several attempts jy well-known racketeers to enter the steel and building sunply business when these items were scarce iave been uncovered by the committee." The present heavy demand for these articles, Wiley said, may be tempting to "some of the individuals whose names have come to the committee's attention in connexion with interstate criminal operations." ximmcnt, now on peace piospccts: That It would be better lo wait for a few more developments. A reporter had recalled that only a. couple of months ago the President had .aid the outlook for peace was better than it had been at any lime since 1945. The newsman asked if the President still felt that way. Wage Controls On the question of wage and price controls, Mr. Truman said he thought his economic message to Congress had covered that. He said he would not hesitate to ask for them ii he thought they were needed. A reporter said there were rumors around ^ Washington that price and rationing steps were already In the making and were to be set in force by labor day. The President said that waj news to him. Another reporter wanted to know v;hetb,er, U prices are' rolled back, they would be rolled back lo, the June 25 level as Baruch proposed. 1 Mr. Truman said he would cross that bridge when he came to it. But such a step, he went on, is not being considered now. McGrath Makes Plea At the capitol, Attorney General McGrath made & plea, meantime lor a quick passage of the controls asked by President Truman. • McGrath was before the Senate Hanking Committee, the same group that heard Baruch. The attorney genera! told the senators he believes the powers the President seeks are broad enougl and flexible enough to handle til 1 situation unless there are ''more serious developments." Baruch, venerable Presidential and Congressional adviser, criticized President Truman and Congress yesterday, saying they have not moved far enough or fast enough to ?iet tlie nation ready for a finish- light against communism. Bluntly he said all-out controls must he clamped on—and the sooner, the easier for the American people. MncArtlmr returned to Tokyo Thursday from u swift Inspection tour of the Korean warn-out. He was confident, of ultimate victory but foresaw a long and difficult struggle ahead. Headquarters salt! "aggressive patrols" In the southwest sector—Imd pushed back a Korean' Red column two miles to the vicinity of Hadong, 70 miles northwest of Pusan. Two other holes were plugged on tlie approaches to Pusnn — major American supply port. Oilier patrols moved Into the highway town of Ilamynng 18 miles northwest of Vnsan nix) nuulc contact with an enemy rcglmenl In Natnwon, about 22 miles southwest of Hrunyang, headquarters snttl. liltnWy of ratrnl* Identity of the patrols wns not nuule known, but U was In this area yesterday that relatively small numbers of fresh American troops were reported in action. The situation In the center of Ihe line nppenreci menacing even though headquarters reported "no mnjor or decisive action" took place in the preceding Zl hours. From the front Associated f'resr Correspondent William R, Moore vepoi-ted three large Commmils' AAissco Draft Quota Set at 25; Board to P iek Me n Tom or row Mississippi County's draft' quota has "teen set/at 25, Miss.l.osii Saliba, clerk of the County Draft Board said this morning. York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward .. N Y Central int Harvester J C Penney Republic steel Radio , Socony Vacuum Sludebaker ..,. Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears .. . U S steel Southern Pacific 150 65 32 1-8 41 64 3-4 123 45 5-8 81 1-4 52 1-4 14 7-8 28 1-4 55 331 1-2 . 16 1-8 . 21 5-& . 27 3-4 , 75 7-8 . 68 3-4 . 42 1-2 N. O. Cotton Oct. . Dec. , Mar. May July Open iligh law Clusc . .. 38M 3369 3830 1865 ... 3363 3870 3830 3866 ... 3863 3860 3858 3865 3362 3818 38S5 3824 3832 3794 3362 3S20 Bill Godwin's Sports Goods Store Is Sold SaJe of BIH Godwin Sporting Goods Store. 431 West Main, to the Arkansas Sporting Good? Company of jonesboro "*.'as announced today by the new owners, The sporting goods ftrm here was sold Monday, according to Jim Lyons, one or the three partners who operate the Arkansas Sporting Goods Company, formerly the Jonesboro Sporting Goods Company Mr. Godwin former coach of the BVyihevIIle Chicks and professional football player, will remain htre a-s manager of the Blylbcvllle branch, Mr. Lyons safd, . The Arkansas * Sporting Goods Company also announced the addition of another outlet. A new slot* win he opened In Arkadclphfa about Sept, 1. Il will be managed hy ixm- ell Nelson, former football coach at Arkansas State College. Other partners In the three-store chain are Ebb pickens and Vcrnon Covlngton, both of Jonesboro. Miss Saiiba received the county's* quota from the State Selective Service Office in Little Rock this morning. The 25 men drafted undr:r the first quota are to reiiort for pre-fnduction examinations in Little Rock on Aug. 16. The county's quota is to Include both while and Negro registrants Miss Saliba said. Mississippi County's quota Is believed lo be one of the largast in ihe state, with Pulaski County's possibly larger. The state's quota is 21« and this was divided -among the 11 local boards throughout the state. To Be Selected Tomorrow Miss Saliba said a meeting of the Mississippi County Draft Board has been called for tomorrow afternoon to make final selection of tlie 25 men that will be called in the first draft. As many as possible of thc^e 25 will be taken from the 25-year age group, she .said. Cards notifying (he 25 ch nobably will be mailed after tomorrow's meeting. In announcing the county's first quota, Mtss Saliba staled that nil men who have married since filling iut first questionnaires should submit certified copies ol their marriage license to the board as soon possible. This applies to registrations in sll classifications except 4A and 5A. she said. M;iy Re Called 'According lo Selective Scivicc Family Death Delays Godsey Hearing Preliminary hearing for WiL'iam-the 15-year-old farm boy's family Lcalhe! Ondscy. confessed "thrill"! Godsey. whose tampering with i train wrecker, still has not been railroad saitch near Holland, Mo set. Magistrate Judge Sam J. Cor- caused the smash-up of a Friscc bett of Caruthersville, In whose court the hearing-is scheduled, said today No information was available as to when it would he held. According to information from ._ . .^Ifie Carulhersville sheriff's office. 35 1-21 the hearing has been delayed bc- passenger train and the death the engineer, faces a tlrst degree murder charge and A count of ob slriictlng a railroad track »nd en dangerlng the lives of passengers. The youth, son ot n Mlssom. sharecropper. Is being held In th Caruthersville Jail. cclved his order to report for pre- mduction examinations and who has failed to notify his local board of his marriage will be included in calls until the state headquarters reviews his file and re-classifies him," Miss Saliba said. All registrants drafted will be inducted for a period of 21 months, which is the same length of tune » registrant can enlist In the armed services, provided the registrant enlists before receiving hts notice, Miss Saliba said. I Hft—U.3. Army Headquarters Euro- A registrant cannot be accepted \ i ;can Command announced today It for enlistment after he has received ', " ad trtrien all enlisted and officer his orders to report ior pre-induction examination. Warned lo Register Miss Saliba also '-warned all men in the 18-25 age group to notify their local board of all changes of address. This, she said, Is compulsory under existing Selective Ser- NKT EXIT—American troops leave Iroop transport Army nets loan LSU enroutc to Korea.This picture released from the Army docs not eric ground forces fell back grimly ijuly 25) o;i the foot-hold In South Korea where their coimtcr-offcnsive eventually may be mounted. (Ai> Wirephoto from Army H.-uliophotoj All Home Leaves of U.S. Army In Germany Cancelled Aug. 31 HEIDiXBEUG, Germany, July 27 vice regulations. She also warned nien ol the 1823 »ge bracket who have not as yet registered lor the draft, to do so Immediately to avoid posiblc prosecution. Youths are required lo register for the draft within five day.; aCler attaining the age ol 18. A tote] of 125 delinquents have been registered with the local board here since the first of the month, j personnel In Europe for six months. ] beginning August 31. This means that all home leaves are cancelled after Aug. 31. The Army announcement said: "Normal foreign service tavirs of ,i(t personnel In the U.S. Army, in Europe, and of all those who have voluntarily extended their tours of duly In the European command have been extended for six months, effective Aug. 31. "The extension appiles la officers and enlisted men. ope." Army authorities at headquarters here declined to elaborate on the official announcement. They said the order came from Washington and that their Job Is to carry it out. American army troop strength In Europe Is about 110.000. There was no indication Immediately mat the U.S. Air Force In Europe was Inking a similar step. Manila Man's Grandson Dies of Meningitis Ronald 'lumm were concentrating east of ongdong In Iront of the U.S. First ivalry. A spokesman at General MacAr- ur's headquarters In Tokyo said wo of the Fieds three best divisions the second and third—are massed that sector. From forward Post From a forward post with the Irst Cavalry, Moore reported Amcr- an artillery has ojiened a timn- ertng bombardment of Communist ifantry concentrations. The Air Force sent swarms of els and Mustangs over the ares jewing rockets into Red lines and curing fire into the advancing •oops. To tlie east In the 200 mile bat- efroul arc South Koreans attacked lie Reds. At Hamchnng they drove onrard seven miles aided hy Amcr- can plants. On the east coast they dvnnccd on Ycmgdok with innd rtillcry and naval guns supporting lism. Kan,okas Are Used Between the plnnes and South :oreiins using ba?«okas, six enr?my anks were knocked out In the hot iction, which may be the prelude o what appears to be the biggest battle of the Korean war. A curtain .'of U.S. artillery rtrt met the attacking Reels, who nim- »ri their attack ot vital supply lines on the road to Pusan, U.S. supply port on the southeast coast 90 miles *rom Yongdok. > .-There had been no report from the Ha.ttyng area in r 'Hed held^iQutnV west Korea, where fresh U.S. troopn were described ax ready to retake :he city once il stops burning. Plnnes set It afire yesterday. A Communist rrtdio broadcast from Yppngyank, capita] of North Korea, ulaimed a U.S. warship wa» sunk off Yosu, in southern Korea, by coastal batteries. The radio said the Reds captured Yosu and Sun- chon on the south coast inflicting more casualties on the defenders of the two cities. At a conference with hts top generals in Korea, General MacArthur, the United Nations commander, discussed the looming bntle situation. That we will have new heartaches and new setbacks Is inherent In the situation," he said, but I was never more confident of victory ultimate victory—In my life than I am now." U.S. Cavalry Division Three North Korean columns, backed by a Red manpower reservoir or two divisions, pushed toward Ihe new defense positions taken by the U.S. First Cavalry Division near Yongdong. That city is a key point on the highway nnd roil lines running to the front from the main allied supply port of Pusan, 95 air miles southeast. American artillery hurled murderous fire at tlie advancing Reds. U.S. Shooting Star Jets and Mus- lang fighters rnkcd the columns with rockets and machincguns. With the battle setting the central front a flame again. MacArthur made his second flying visit of the war lo Korea. As on the first —June 29—lie was accompanied by fcey sUff officers. He conferred with Lt. Gen. Walton H Walker, commander of the U.S. Eighth Army, and other top men directing the action in Korea. Except for the fresh Red eruption on the central front. North Korean pushes were stalled or blunted along the 200-mile front. This ore protects the United Nations beachhead that has been whittled down to a pcrmittcr of 70 to 95 miles outward from Pusan i-n the peninsula's southeastern tip. C. Tiptou, three-year-old Orders which have been Issued j son of Mr. a nd Mrs Grover c. Tip- 'or rotation of personnel scheduled ton of Monettte and grandson of * " C. VV. Tiplon of Manila, died today at Memphis Isolation Hospital. Cause of death was given as men- t to leave the European command after Aug. 31 have been revoked. "Ca.scs o! undue hardship as a result, of this policy will be reported New York Cotton Open High Low Close Oct 3835 3835 3853 :J880 Dec 3B80 3682 )846 3882 Mar 3S85 3865 3850 i832 May 3480 3881 3847 1675 July 3835 3839 3808 J831 Soybeans CHICAGO., July 27 MV- Closing soybean, quotations: High Low Nov ............ 269K 262 Jan Mar ......... -,.. 274U 2S7 fay Close 564« £p: !^"L™ 61 '»""»' "•« *"" °<- ™mb«.1 canuheVsvinelaii assa^£u». " " to'uS. WM^TO- iTMfiffnfft ^ m ^ " £% -.I::;::::'::; ^ H III j? You Still Have Two More Days to Take Advantage of 'Blytheville Bargain Days

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