The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 29, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 29, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER -,„, „, ,, T x ,. Blythevillc D»Uy New VOL. XL VI— NO. Ill Blylhevill* courier BlytHertUt HcnJd THE DOMINANT NEW3PAPBROF NOUTHEAS'l ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1950 EIGHT PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS AMERICANS ORDERED TO TIGHT TO DEATH 25 Missco Men Given Orders / To Report for Draft Physicals Final selection of the first 25 men to be called under the present armed service draft was made yesterday after the cards notifying the men to report for pre-inchiction physical examinations were mailed last night, B. G. West, chairman of the Mississippi County Draft Board said this morning. -* The 25 men called under the War Briefs Hi TIIK ASSOCIATED PKESS Reds Shell Taitan UrAfPEI Formosa. — Nationalist press dispatches today said the Chinese Communist artillery shelled tiny Taitan Island near Communist-held Amoy, Friday. Nationalists reported they killed 500 Reds who attempted to Invade Taitan Wednesday night and early Thursday. N. Korean Losses TOKYO — A spokesman for General MacArthur said today that by conservative estimale lhe North Koreans have lost 31,000 men killed and wounded since the war started The Reds also lost 170 tanks destroyed and 100 damaged, the military planning spokesman said. Patients Flown Out HONOLULU — Sixty-three military palients arrived here last night in a c-97 stratofreighler enroute to the mainland. The flight set a record for air evacuation of patients from the Orient. With the big slratofreight- ers on the Tokyo to Honolulu run now, more patients can be handleii faster. Yanks Saved from Trap ^TOKYO — Sooth Korean n»v«l Jljb'U re- c ^»D9^J4i»^4}B£i^£*gt*(KlttMV who esr-.iped > North Korean* tr*| and trudged to the sputh Coasl Friday night. A spokesman for General MacArthur said today the Americans had been isolated somewhere in (hi south. They made their way ti Noryangjin. about .10 miles south east of Red-held Hadong. WINS NOMINATION—John J. Cowan, (above) Osceala attorney, is scheduled to become a member of Mississippi County's delegation in the House of Representatives of the General Assembly. He won the nomination in Tuesday's Democratic primary, when he received a 42-vot£ majority over his opponents, Kenneth S. Sulcer of Joiner and Albert A. Banks of Whitton. Winning this nomination is tantamount to election In Arkansas. Reserves Go on Duty ST. LOUIS.—The Third Infant Battalion. U.S. Marine Reserves ''all worked up and ready to go, went on active duty today. Th unit members, more than 750 strong were called to attention for ro: call at 8 a.m. (CDTI on a river front parade ground. Continuous Landing Seen W A S H I N G T O N, — An Army spokesman expressed belief today that a continons landing of United Nations troops and material in Korea can be expected. Oldham to Head Leachviile Firm Leonard T. Oldham of Blytheville has been named manager of Riggs Motor Co. in Leachviile, Nelson Henry, owner of the company, announced today. Mr. Oldham has been sates ager and assistant manager of j£;hillips Motor Co. in Blylheville ^tor more than four years. 'Hie Leachviile organization. Mr. Oldham stated, is being moved lo a new location. Date of formal opening, he said, will be announced sometime in August. Mr. and Mrs. oltlhain and son, Roger, make their home at 1301 Country Club Drive. Planning Loans (Ifcdyerf for 2 Drainage Jobs Loans to finance drawing of preliminary plans Tor Improvements in drainage of about BO,000 meres ol farmland In two : dralnage districts in South Mississippi County navi been approved by the Housing ant Home Finance Agency In Washington, D. C. The loans are for work in Drainage Districts No. 11 and No. 13 which together cover the southen part of the county from about Wilson south to the Crittenden-MLssis sipni County line. These projects involve digging o n total of about 52 miles of new ditches in troth districts nnd rehabilitation of n total of 89 miles o existing ditches. Cost of the work Is expected to be §339,000 in District 11 and $303,000 in District 13. Approved work planning work for the District 11 project was a loan amounting to $10.940. The loan for this preliminary work on the Dis- tric 13 project 'totals $9.140. Engineering work Is scheduled to begin when these planning fuoncls sire received. Bonds will be Issued . after engineering plans are coin- j pletecL A contract for the work may " Ta "r! be let Iat c this fall or early next spring. The projects will improve about 30,000 iicres In each district. ounty's draft quota were all In the 5 year age bracket. Mr. West nald rtth the 25 oldest men In this iracket selected. Included in this number, Mr West said, were "eight or nine Ne- iroes and three Mexicans." They are report in Little Rock (or pre- nduclion examinations on Aug. 1« Members of the County Drat Board met with Miss Rosa Saliba clerk for the board, to select the 25 men to be called, other members f the board are C. C. Danehowei f Oscoola »nd C. P. Tompkins o: Burdetle. Names N'ot ReTraled Miss Saliba said that names o' he men called would not be re eased until it is determined whe her or not alternates will have tc be called. She explained that some of tin men called probably have marriet since registering or may have be come Ineligible for draft under th. present Selective Service Act anc lave failed to notify their loca board of their change in status. These cases, she said, would hav be reviewed and if the men ar currently draft-exempt, an alte nate will be called. The 25 men called under th county's present quota are to repor to the local board here at 7 a.m Aug. IB and will leave by Greyhound lor West Memphis at 7:3 a.m. At West Memphis, Miss Salib said, they will be transferred t another bus which will take the: on to Little Rock. No Increase Asked Yet On arriving at Little Rock the are to report to the Army Indue tion Center there for their pre induction examinations. Mr. West said that the count board has not been notified of an change in the .county's Aug. 16 quo fa .,.wjhleh might be caused by tl more> than doubling of. the stal quota. These 25 men are the first to b> called , for induction under tl: peace time Selective Service Ac since February of last year. Th county filled small quotas In Octo ber,: November and December o 1948 and In January and Februa: of last year. Two Infantry Divisions Repel Repeated Communist Blows At U. S. Defense Positions TOKYO, Sunday, July By RKI.MAN MOR1N den, to S U,u, rast or d..-,-^",^ 1 ^? ^^^™K^^ f f ense positions in Soutlieasl Korea. «*>H«II.S tociaj on mountain de- —Courier News 1'hnlo DEMONSTRATES DIVES—David Moore demonstrates a buck jack- Sinife at the water carnival sponsored at Walker Park Pool last night oy the Chickasawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross and *e Chickasaw Athletic Club. 400 Attend Red Cross Water Carnival Here An estimated 400 persons wilncss- ed swimming and diving exhibitions last night at the water carnival held at Walker Park Pool under sponsorship of the Chickasawba District. Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Chickasaw Ath-, letic Club. H ~ -,..-, ' The carnival was staged in connection with the swimming and life-saving classes conducted at the pool each summer by the Red Cross. David Moore. Bobby McDamel and Billy Jackson. A demonstration of life-saving was presented by Lloyd Florman and Johnny O'Brien. ; Moore, McDaniel and Jack.son later presented a clown act, both on the .diving .board and .In the walnr. - ir.Synv'hronized swimming,*' directed bjrjMrs. A. B. Smith, Jr., was presented by Barbara Cockrell, Martha ^ Bran, Donna Dcdman, Nancy Damon, Rhonda Eaton, Ann Hind- Phnsas of learning to swim were ! nra " nntl Onil Whitsitl. demonstrated, as were the various I P u>crs vvn " took part Included strokes used. Kay Johe > Ka i' La Forney. Sue Jobe Diving exhibitions were given by Bill Boyd Becomes County's First Korean War Casualty Weather Ex-Wilson Girl Drowns at Beach Carline Fuuderburk, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verlon B. F'nnderburk. who formerly lived near Arkansas forer.isl: Mostly cloudy j Wilson, was drowned at the Krost- Caplain Bill Boyd, 37, who was formerly associated with the J. C. Penny Co. store in Blytheville, has been reported as Mississippi County's first fatality of the Korean War. Friends and relatives here said today they had been notified of his death. He was attached to the 24th Division which has figured in heavy fighting in Korea. Captain Boyd came to Blytheville in 1938 after being transferred from Penny's Springfield, Mo, store. r He left Blytheville in 1942 lo Join the Army and upon his discharge rejoined the Penny organizalion lo become acting manager of the Poplar Bluff, Mo., store. He re-enlisted in the Army after leaving Poplar Bluff. During World War II, he served in the European Theater of Operations as an officer in the field artillery with the Third Army. He was discharged with the rank «f captain. He was married to the former Miss Gloria Martin, daughler of Mrs. S. P. Martin of Blytheville, who survives him. Other survivors include two daughters, Linda and. Brenda. Mrs. Boyd had recenlly joined her husband In Japan. She is en route home by air. this afternoon, tonight and Sunday THUNHER SHOWERS with local Ihundmhowers. Not much change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Increasing cloudiness and humidity tonight with a few showers or an occasional th uiderslorm along southern and western borders: low tonisht 65 to 70; Sunday partly cloudy with showers and occasional thunderstorms west portion, spreading over most of state Sunday night; high Sunday near 85. Minimum this morning—70. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset today—7:05. Sunrise tomorrow—5:09. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—None. Tolal since Jan. 1—42.97. .Mean temperature (midway he- yeen high and low)—80. :ormal mean temperature (or illy—«1.5. This Dale Last Tear Minimum this morning—14. Maximum vesterday -06. Precipitation Jan. 'l lo this dale —33.44. |)root, Fla., city beach yesterday. The child's body was found In hole about 100 feet from the shore. The Kunderburks, who formerly lived on the Leo Sandlln farm near Wilson, moved to Florida In January. The little girl is suVvivcd by her parents, two sisters and a brother. Dora Bernice Wylie, Ann Se.iy, Glenn Uuld, .Jean Dedman and Damon Fan-is Wile. Mrs. Hugh Wmt.sitt, Hcd Cross water .safety chairman, was in charge of the carnival. Instructors of the local chapter in charge of the water carnival \vcre Mrs. Hush Whitsitt, Mrs. Charles Penn, Mrs. Dick White. Mrs. Robert McHancy, Mrs. Smith, Lloyi Florman and John McDowell. Mr.s. Ladd was in charge of lighting elfects uiul Fred Calllhan was in charge of the public address system. Mr. McDowell was narrator for Hill Itnyd Late Bulletin— WASHINGTON', July 23 fiTt— The SUt* T>eparlment reported trxlaj that American Vice Consul T>ODg!as S. OTacKiernan was killed by Tibetan border guards while Iryinp lo escape from Communist held northwrst China, across the Himalaya Mountains. Armed Forces May Ask More Than $25 Billion, Vinson Says By RUTH COWAN WASHINGTON, July 29. liP) — Rep. Vinson <D-Ga) said today he "would not be surprised" If the armed forces ask more money In (he next 12 months, on top of the $25.000,000,000 request already on file with Congress. Vinson, chairman of thr- House Armed Services Committee, -nadc clear that after hearing the mobilization plans of the three military services he feels they are not build- Ing fast enough In hfs opinion, he said, thtlr plans have "certain element.'! of conservatism." And he described as merely "Ihp first Increment," In America's rearmament pro(r«m lh« pment plu to have 2.089.000 men In uniform by June 30. 1B5I. There are now about 1.500.000 in service. To help finance this build-up. President Tniman has asked Congress to add $10.500,000.003 lo lhe armed services 1951 burtRet of $13.| 294.000,000 In cash and S1.3B5.000.000 In contract authority which was tentatively approved by the Senalc yesterday. That brings the amount lhe military services say they need to run them until June 30 lo about $25,179,000,000. It was only seven months ago that President Truman told Congress he could run the entire federp government until next midsummer on about H3.tM,000,000. the c::nlival Russell Motley, manager of the pool ab:o in staging the .show. Dyess Youth Wins Agri Scholarship Allen Rider of Dyess has been awarded » scholarship In the University or Arkansas College of Ag- I'icmluie, Ihe university public relations department announced. The- scholarship, given by the Kroger Company, will amount to $100 semester clnrinR his freshman year. Rider, son of A. C. Kidcr. was f:rn<luatrd from the Dycss High School ihi.s year. He was president of his Junior and senior classes, president of the F, F. A. chapter two years and active In -l-If Club work. Steele Schools Building Fund Given Approval parlrm-nls of Mississippi County's Steele. Mo., schools will net government during 19!9 was J53U.- about $10,000 for building improve- ! ^00.24, according to a report by trie There lhe Americans confront illte Norlh Korean invader divisions nnd Ihere the U. S. Eighlh' Army oinmnmler, U. Gen. Wallon H. Walker, lolrt his men Saturday they mist "light to Ihe dealh" If need be. "Not Another Inch" "My army Is not going lo Klrt up me i more Inch." declared Walker We will stand.•• He ruled out all possibility of Ither retreat or surrender In what he called Hits erillcal .stage of the struggle lo hold on in South Korea mill help arrives to mount offensive aclion, MacArlhur'.i warfront summary said the Reds had made slight gains In two drives 45 lo 60 miles norlh- eas of the Yongdong sector but did not Indicate their exlent. He placed these In the YongJii-Aiulong and rangyang-Yechon arras. (The defense of lliose positions has been largely In South Korean hands. Tl., mountainous terrain and poor ronds made lhe zone less vital lhan lhe front northwest and southeast ol Yongdong.) R«it Flanking Thrral The Reds' southwest flanking threat to the big. American supply port of Pusnn also made somo small gains but MacArthur said "cripple- Ing air strikes by Navy and Air Force planes and Increasing numbers of United Nations ground units have contained the threat In this area." His summary placed the southern Reds.'who are In small force ... the vicinity of. Kochnng, IS a | r miles northwest/ of Rusan, and at a point ten miles eiul of Hadong which Is also'79 miles from Pusan. Some American and South Korean lorce.'i were credited by MacArthur wllh slight gains near Yoilg- dok. on Hie east const, but that town remained in enemy hands and was still nuder Allied naval bombardment. War in Yongilon Sector H was In the Yongdon sector however, that the immediate course of the war was being written. Am it was Ihere that General Walker lold his divisional commanders and corrcspwidenU Salimlay the flgh to the dcatli would be made, wilh out further Ihuught of any fall- buck. American Infantrymen showe< their willingness lo back up thl: order by strong counterattacks tha checked n, big Communist pusl and piled up the North Koreai dead. Red pressure shlflcd. Bu Iheir guns and infantry continuet lo hammer at American and Soull Korean lines. By mid-afternoon Saturday Iher \verc no marked important change In lhe line, a spokesman for Genera MacArthur's headquarters said. American wnrplanes slipped I. under the clouds lo blast Red troop and Irucks and blast two tncm held lowns. "This operation very definllel has enlered Its critical stage Walker said after flying over Ih front and conferring with h division commanders. "We will hoi the rmsUlorLS we have and fifjht out here." Hope* of Reinforcement! He said he had "bright" hopes o reinforcements, was "absolute, confident of success." and added: "Everyone must fight to Ih death without any thought of with Sec AMERICANS nn Faze f U.S. May Veto Move or China Reds in UN By JACK KKI.I, WASHINGTON, July M. w-'iVo member, of the Senate Foreign today that the United state* block Relations Committee demanded ny move U> admit chines. Communlsls lo the United Nations by u» a the veto. If necessary. ' Senator George (D-Oa) told a reporter thai with American troop, (gluing Communists in Korea he doesn't think this country can afford o withhold Its security coulcll veto if that U tin only way to bar he Chinese Communlsls. In a .separale interview, senator II. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) called on Secretary of stale Acheson to make It clear at once that the United States will use every means at its command lo keep the'Chines* Com- mmlsls out of lhe U. N. Department has taken the position that it would b* me for the U. N. to consider the question of admlltint MHO Tse-Tmig government's representatives. But It has said th. United Stales would not exercise the veto If such a showdown came This seemed to leave lhe American rcpresnlatives Ire. to maneuver ctveij, to prevnit the n , lest|on . s nlis , nK ^ |t ||my wh( _ n jaoQb _l«llk, the Soviet rcproscntallve, lake, over as chairman of the Security -ouneil for August and thus ends his walkout from Hint body Hutlhls apparenlly wasn't a strong enough position for George and Tlie Stall *'ise at this $750,000 Land Deal Negotiated Noble Gill Contracts To Buy 4,800 Acres From Grain Company A contract for the purchase of 4,800 acres near Victoria fo proximately $750.000 has been ap- . - tered Into by the Grain Co. of. Wilson, owners of the land, and Noble Gill of Blythcvllle. it was announced today. In making lhe announcement Cecil Earls, of lhe Noble Gill Real Eslale Agency here, said the Irans- aclion is believed to be one of Ihe largest land deals In Mississippi County In the past rmarlcr century. The lFin<I. all in cultivation. Is located south of Victoria, between that community and Kelser. It was purchased earlier by the Grain Co headed by J. H. Grain of Wilson' from the Lee Wilson Co. The sale was negotiated by Mr Earls. He said that some of the land will he retained by Mr. Gill and that some of It will be divided lnl< smaller Iracls and resold. Mr Earls said he would handle future sales of the land. In another large land sale earlier (his ycur. the Armorcl Planting Company, headed by .John F. Craln of Wilson, son of J. H. Grain, purchased WiOO ncrcs at Armorcl for about $1.500.000. Soybeans CHICAGO. July 29 M>,-Closing soybean quotations: High Low •'an 2.G5'; 2.01", Mar 2.68'J 264 May 2.C9U 2.65 r, Close 2.BP.1 2.66 '/. County's '49 Expenses: $539,766 Total cost of operating aH the clc- the highway turnback fund. "' " ' " " Expenditures from Ihe three-mill road tax fund were S102,OM.72 while those from the highway turnback mcnts as a result of the special [ Su>lc Auditorial Department of the ; fund were »139.55I 75-a total of Comt>ltM " '" Ul ' school election held Thursday <•'- o which voters parsed a proposal to j The annual audit of counlv funds use 35 cents of lhe S2.50 assessed by stale accountants, which has each £100 of taxable property for been filed here with MLss Elizabeth Ulythc, county clerk, and other officials. fliows n total .surplus at the this purpose, R. F. Knight, superintendent of schools, said today. The proposal passed by a vote of i end of 1349 of $46.903.10 188 lo 70. I Total county The money will be used to add ' lor expenditures during four classrooms to the 16-room I amounted to $585,669.34. Chief expenditure from the two road funds was tl47,6-Hi.91 for gravel and hauling charge.*. Second larg- grade school at Steele which has been operating under crowded conditions for some lime. Attempts to pass a measure glv- est outlay was J20.83D59 for lumber ror bridge repairs. Other expenditures included $11,976.69 for grad- revcnnrs aval.ahll- i "JL''V! J^*' *">' 12 f° "> r "»><": last 'ar \ "7.298.66 for road repairs. [ Operallitu Cosls Art J112.74S county offices were self-supporting during 1949. During thn last year, the county treasurer's office handled a total of 57,337,539.49. which included receipts of $ in 1940, WarranLi Tolal $2,813.342 Payments .of warrants Issued by George said he expects Malllc to ttempl to use his chairmanship R.I i sounding board lo try to under- nlnn-.iln Ameiican position In lh« : Far Epsl. ' '.;.' The whole theory under which we,are proceeding In Korea is based " on lhe contention that the North Ko.renn atlack Is Communlst-lri- iplrcd and Is In clear violation of he United Nations charter," the Georgia senator snid. "Under lliose circumstances I don't think we could afford to take action lhat would give new iee to Communists anywhere and we would have to exercise the veto, if It comes to that point " Smith said he believes thai until Russia agrees not to employ the U.N. velo this country can't bind Istir in, advance on a ; major ques- "The President has ordered tha fleet to defend the Chinese Nationalists on Formosa," he said. ''We leuogntec the Nationalist, govenr- ment us the reprcscnlalive of th« Chinese people. "It wouldn's make sense to defend that government with our fighting forces then permit a rival government to be recognized by the United Nations. It would complicate terribly our position In Formosa." 3 Arkansans Are Missing; Two Wounded LITTLE HOCK. July 29 ItT, - Ihrce additional Arkansans are reported missing in aclion, and two others have been wounded in the Korean fighting. The missing were named In the latest official casualty list- the liv's'-''" 1 ' '" *'° rd l ° Arkalls;is rc 'aMlssing: IM. Larry E. Bcckman, son of Mr. and Mrs. ode Bcckman. Route 1. Lewisvillc: Sgt. 1'c Clyde U. rown. son of Mrs. Martha Brown. Waldron. and Cpl. Haskcll Madone son of Mancel R. Malone (221 N f'rullt St.) Paragould. Wounded: pvt. Jimmy T. Martin. 19, .son of Mr. and Mrs. R M Martin, of Route 4. Batesville' re-' ported wounded seriously Lieut R. C. Boyd, Little Rock, shot twice" the legs during an ambush of various county disbursing agencies his supply' partv amniinlnrf In. f*on-»r,ij- ^, , iij !"•« *.• • According to the audit report, all I Costs of operation o (the various rtepartmtnt-s under the Jurisdiction j county offices during 18-19 totaled of Count; Judge Roland Green rt nd ' $112,746.06. ThMe expenditures were the County Court were operated on ing the schools 35 cents of the } ,i cash basis within current revenues amount already assessed and 45 ;.nd showed .surpluses at the end of the year. Accounts In Good Comllllnn Desrrilxd by lhe auditors as in cents in addition were turned down at elections held in April and Mny. /Under the proposal Just 'here will be no Increase In taxes, Knight said. divided as follows: Sheriff and Collector Bcrryrnan (including care of prisoners and operation ol both law enforcement and lax collecting divisions of his Heater Causes Alarm An overheated hot water heritor at Ihe home of Roy Johnson. 70:< Jamison, was the cause of a (lie were lhe accounts i county and probate clerk. $11.179 U; ol Count; Treasurer Frank Whit- I Circuit and Chancery clerk Mor" ris JH870.15 County Treasurer Whllworth, $9,499.66; County Judge Green, f5.212.31; and Tax Assessor Herbert Shippen, $10.707.11. While salaries of elected county officials are fixed by law. revenuc- county treasurer's office also apportioned a total of $528.705.27 in tax collections and handled other funds in excess of $2,750.000. Total taxes collected Sheriff Bcrryman's office during 1949 totaled $ Incomes of the various offices wrre shown as follows; sheriff, $19,255.47; county and probate clerk— Chickasawba District $4,04436, Osceola District $7,074J5; circuit and chancery clerk— Chtckasaxba Oi.s- oflicel, $61,277.69; Miss Blythe.! lricl $14,087.80. Osccola District $6,- woilh. Sheriff and Tax Collector- William Berryman, Miss Blylhc, county and probate clerk; and Harvey Morris, circuit and chancery court rlcrk. Of ih( lotal receipts for 1049. -.329,365.31 82435. Only recommendation made by the slate auditors was that a bond be execuled and filed for lhe a-i- sessor's office. They said no record of such n bond was found In tlielr check of county records. Revenue Office I To be Open Late On Monday Night State Revenue officials here and in Osccola said today thai their offices would remain open Monday night for the benefit of last-minute purchasers of 1550-51 Iruck license.;. Deadline for the purchase of 1950-51 Irucit lags is midnight Monday night and officials said that rhe offices would remain open until lhat hour if necessary. Oscar Alexander .inspector in charge of the Blytheville office said this morning lhe sale of truck li- Thls audit was prepared by W O. brisk. censes the past few days have been was credited to the ; producing offices must pay their! Walters and Frank Ward, account- Both county offices arc expccllnj _!^ rm it,,, _,„ ,, , ' ' i""«"L'"ft <"ii^.i niu,->u tJrtj un-ti , want/is ann rranjc waru, account- both county oinccs arc expccnni alarm this morning. No damage re- county R ,,,,..ral Hind. *I12,4rjH to lhe j own way through fees collect., am* on lhe sisff of L. R. Beasley. a heavy rush oJ last-day purchasers [county roj<l lund, and $144,896.03 to [ Th« audit report showed that j stale comptroller. | Monday,

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