The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 20, 1953 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 20, 1953
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MONDAY, .TUTT 20, 195S Bt,YTiFEVlF,T,K (ARK.) COURFER NEWS PAGB Hit-and-AAiss Showers Help Texas Drought but Little FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) — Hit-and-miss heavy rains have caused Flash floods in Texas during the past week. Yet a federal soil expert says the stale's worst drought is unbroken. A similar situation was reported in Oklahoma—good rains, but not enough. Louis P. Merrill of Fort Worth. . S. Soil Conservation Service regional director, said today locally torrential downpours have been "immensely helpful." But he said it will take more general rains over a longer period to end the drought -—in its fourth year in parts of Texas. Some of the heaviest downpours yesterday drenched parts of west Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton Open High Low Close Ocl 3396 3431 3391 3401 Dec 3418 3422 3408 3422 Mar 3433 3441 3430 3441 May . 3436 3445 3432 3445 New Orleans Cotton Open High Low Close Oct 3395 3403 3390 3402 Dec 3415 3423 3408 3423 Mnr 3432 3441 3428 3440 May 3431 3443 3431 3443 Texas, declared a drought disaster area and eligible tor emergency federal help. But the thunderstorms were spotty. Rut They Helped Merrill said l>e clouined whether more than 15 or 20 of 152 drought disaster counties in west, north and south Texas have had rain. The soil expert said, however, recent rains have greatly helped cotton, feed crops and ranges and have filled dry stock watering ponds. Light scattered sprinkles which started June 30 developed a week ago into frequently heavy thunderstorms in west, north and east Texas. The Canadian River was running bankfull in the Texas Panhandle. Obituaries Chicago Soybeans High Low Close Jly 2.13Vi 2.70'A 2.11 Sep 2.51% 2.55-ii 2.51 Nov 2.50»i 2.49 2.50'.i Jan 2.54' 2 2.53 2.64'i Mar 2.57'-j 2.56 2.51 Vi Chicago Corn ftigh Low Close J!y 1.56 1.5t',i 1.55% Sep 1.47H 1.45% 1.47 H Chicago Whear Jlv . Sep . High Low Close 1.97% 1.84 1 ; IST's 2.01% 1.98 tt 2.01 New York Stocki A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester J C Penney F.epublic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Scars U 3 Steel Sou Pac 154 1 ", 15 33% 511/2 11% 109% 43=4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCK YARDS, HI. Ifi— IUSDA) — Hogs 5.500; active, 25 to 50 higher, 180-240 Ibs 27.2535; considerable number choice Nos. 1 and '2, 21.40-50; top 21.50 for several loads 200-215 Ibs; few loads and lots 240-260 Ibs 26.7527.25; few sales 270-300 Ibs 25.25- Rites Conducted For Ida Trammel Services for Mrs. Ida Trammell of Blytheville, Route 4, were to be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. O. C. Hicks, pastor of Half Moon Baptist Church. Mrs. Trammell, who was norn in Batesville, was 56 and had lived at her home here for the past 24 Years. Pallbearers wilj be R. c Riggs. Eddie Ray Riggs, Leon Riggs. Maxie Riggs, Arthur Ashabranner and Ivan Rounsvall. Burial will be in Elrmvood Cemetery. Survivors include her husband. Paul Trammell; two sons, Ray Trammell of Montgomery, Ala., and Ralph Trammell of Meridian Miss.; two daughters. Mrs. Ruby Hernn of Paragould. and Mrs. Ruth Payne ol Blytheville; one brother, Archie Oossey of St. Louis, Mo.; two halt- brothers. Herb Cossey and Lewis Cossey. both of Magness; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hicks of Batesville and Mrs. Rena Philmore of Coloma, Mich., and one half-sister. Mrs. Pinkey Taylor of Carter, Okla. Yesterday's big rains in drought- hurt wnst Texas included 4.80 inches at Wellington, 5.6 at Pampa. E> at Jericho and 3.14 at Lefors. But Amarillo, in the center of the Panhandle, received a piddling .04 inch. Oklahoma O. K. Friday and Saturday thunderstorms caused serious Hood threats lit Fort Worth Port Davis, Abilene and Albany. Many families were evacuated. Oklahoma ranchers reported two weeks of rain, including as much as 5 inches in some sections Saturday, will revive wilted grass and fill dry stock ponds. However, ob- severs said much more rain was needed to revive subsoil moisture. Oklahoma farmers were preparing soil to plant fall feeds. Kay County officials have canceled requests for federal drought aid for fanners and ranchers. Some Oklahoma cities have lifted restrictions on water use as lakes started filling again. TRUCE Towns Swallowed By New Jap Flood By FRED SAITO TOKYO (AP) — Thousands of Japanese were rescued Work on nuiidine: Kesmmcs today from ( i c bris-littered floodwalers as ground, sea and air 2 UK Keels .sent 200 North Ko- . • ,_, ,. ... . . .... , 6, „ . ' (Continued from Page 1) four-nation Armistice Supervisory Commission arrived in the Red China capital The Swedish and Swiss delegates Tokyo. already are In HOUSE Rice has been grown continuously in some flooded fields for 4000 years, incidcating its benefit to the soil. However, dryland rice cultivation does not show the good results on soil shown by floodland cultiva-. tion. 2R.50; load 350-360 Ibs 23.25; choice 180-190 Ibs 27.25-40; 150-170 Ibs 24.75-27.00; UO-140 Ibs 21.75-24.00: sows 400 Ibs down 21.75 -23.25; heavier sows 19.25-21.00- Cattle 7,500; calves 1,700; general market very slow; few average choice to prime slaughter steers about 50 lower at 25.00-27.25: few good to low choice steers nnd heifers 21.00-23.00; load high choice mixed yearlings 25.50; cows opened barely steady; bulls mostly 1.00 lower after a few early sales off less; venters steady; few utility ,nd commercial cows 11.50-14.00; canner and cutter cows 8.50-11.00; utility and commercial bulls 13.0015.50; fexv early to 16.00; good and choice veaters 18.00-23.00; few prime to 25.00; utility and commercial vealers 12.QQ-17.00; cutters 8.00-10.00, DANCING NIGHTLY! HARDWOOD DANCE FLOOR Jitterbug Contest Ever}' Wednesday Nile — SPECIAL!— Bunny Hop Dance Fun tor All! GOOD FOOD At All Houri SANDWICHES SHORT ORDERS COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED AM Brands Cigarettes $1.70 a Carton AIR CONDITIONED MOTEL FOR TOURISTS HUBERTS CLUB NEVER A DULL MOMENT! Highway 61 Hubert Utley Holland, Mo. (Continued from Page If come too respectable in this coun- y, and he continued: "The church cannot remain silent while former Communists, 'ormer ministers, former left- xvingers, former fellow travelers, headline hunters and questionable politicians are given immunity while they spew forth half truths and downright falsehoods. "This does not mean that we object to investigations of the church or its ministers. We hope that the former minister and former left-winger, Mr. Matthews, will be given a full opportunity to chow how he arrived at his amazing statement. . . ." Misquoted? McCarthy, who hired Matthews after the controversial magazine article was written and sold but at a time when he says he did not know of it. again came to Matthews' defense He had once rejected Matthews resignation and announced its acceptance only after President Eisenhower had said that such attacks on groups were "alien lo America." On an NBC television show yesterday, McCarthy said Matthews had been quoted out of context. He noted his former aide had also written that most Protestant clergymen were embarrassed by a minority of less than 2 per cent of the clergy "that had been duped into serving the Communist cause." McCarthy added that Communists no doubt would try to infiltrate the clergy, saying "any renegade can do infinite damage in clerical garb." The smlder flood that started \viih cloudburst rains last Friday swallowed whole villages at Wakayama on central Honshu Island's Althouyh skies began to clear and the rivers to recede on central Honshu, new rnins hit in the Tokyo nrcu and the rivers there rose steadily. Thousands worked during (he National police headquarters j niKlu , 0 phlg gap3 al river dikes "" ........ ........ ' " " ' " * ""° iiere rc-estinialed the toll at 273 dead, 433 injured and 2,033 missing. with snndb.acs. At work on the "sinning buiidiim" at I teams worked feverishly to cut the human toll in the nation's roan and Chinese troops to resume • second great flood disaster in three weeks. Panmunjom. Construclion wa.s suspended after Rhee freed 27,000 anti-Red Nonh Korean prisoners from Allied camps. Communist Correspondenl Ala,, Winnington of , fj( . ( , h . the London Oaily WovKor sinri the I , f , f ,,,,,, building should be finished Thursday, but (he signing probably would not bo that early. 3. Gen. Mark. Clark. U.N. Par East commander in Tokyo, hailed the Red go-ahead as "most encouraging," and said it, "should lead lo an early signing." However, he said .some details remained to be worked out. 4. One group of Allied and Communist staff officers carried rolled- up maps—presumably needed in fixing the new demarcation line for a 2' .,-milf buffer which will separate the opposing armies 72 hours after a truce. It will ve- --- a. Japanese \vppl as Earlier, police said more than!|| lny wpre re united with relatives (j.OOO were dead or missing, but a spokesman reported later those totals lisU'd many duplications caused by chnotie- oommunications. More than 2.000 persons stranded on rooflops or trapped in flooded homes were plucked to safety by rescue teams searching the swirling' waters. AF Lends a Hand U. S. Air Force planes crisscrossed the flood scene, dropping tons of food lo stranded persons, by Felix Carney The battle between the major networks for the television audience is at its peak, with NBC, CBS and ABC all competing. This kind of struggle is all lo the good, as far us the TV set owner is concerned, becauseit means that each network is trying to come up with a bigger and better show than its rivals Among the targets of the networks right now are the top playwrights and producers from Broadway. Leland Hayward, the Broadway impresario who produced the recent two-hour Ford cavalcade, is getting a lot of bids. NBC- TV wants him for a Saturday night variety s h o w. But a number of other producers are eyeing the switch from the legitimate stage to TV. They are being attracted by the financial rewards and by the constantly expanding challenges of video. Other TV news itmos-' Alaska got tlie nod from the FCC for construction of its first TV station ... 50 rabbis from the eastern part of the U. S. attended a radio-TV workshop in New York recently to learn the techniques of videocasl- in.ff . . . "Life with Father." from lite famous play, starts as a TV scries in the fall. . Here's another popular item: the new General Electric TV sets with Black Daylite lube. The now f!K sets have overv advance m a tl c in television Higineering . . . and you can '•"it. your confidence in flenera] Klnctric from BI.YTHF,- V!f,F,E SALES CO., 100 E. Main St. Phone .°,fi!6. fleet gains ot the Communists in Iheir giant Kumsons" Bulge offensive last week and territory taken by counterattacking South Koreans'. Hour Loiifr Talks This (cam met in two morning sessions totaling almost an hour. The group, headed for the United States by Marine Col. James C. E. Murray, was joined in the afternoon by the three U. S. military commission members j 6. Another staff group, headed bv! talks from the bepnning," Pyun Air Force Coi Douglas M. Cairns, f! d ' We . f , cel ns bad nOW aS we met with the Reds for 27 minutes, ' cmi Deioie - while Japanese ships and ground forces scoured the area for survivors. The rains stopped Sunday nf- ler two davs of cloudbursts sent three mounuiiii streams thundering down narrow valleys. Flash floods hit valley villages- some before sleeping residents could flee. they thought dead. Unities Wash Away One young couple, picked up nf- ter clinging to debris for eight hours, told how they lost their two children. Shizuo Morimoto, 31, said: "We woke up and heard the roaring walers bursting the dike at 7 a.m. -Saturday. Our house be- Ran floating toward the sea at 8 a.m. At Ihe river mouth, surf on- gulfed us. When we came to the surface, my 4-year-old boy was gone. Our 7-inonth-old baby was washed away". WAR then turned its work over to interpreters, usually the final step. 7. Liaison officers, Who have maintained the Allied-Communist Pyun is one of Rhcc's closest advisers on truce matters and has been the most vocal opponent of the truce within the government. Commenting on the reported contact during the prolonged nego- U>N- k , dt , e lo the Reds not to sup . nations, conferred 49 minutes and [ pon any agBrcssivc action bj recessed without setting another | Solltn Korea after a truce, meeting- date, also suggesting their \vork was finished, 8. A U.N. spokesman said the first trip of U S. members of the Military Armistice Commission to Panmunjom. represented "planning against the dny that an armistice is signed so (here will be a mini- mun of delay in getting the commission into operation.' 1 The Reds made public at Pan- munjom yesterday a list of assurances they said the Allies gave that South Korea would obey n truce. They said the U.N. Command promised not to support any aggressive action by the ROK Army in violation of a cease-fire. (MOKE) by Pyun said tljp Communists intend to provoke South Korea into aggressive action. Then, Pyun added in an interview, (he Communists plan to RedS Ready (Continued from Page 1> Rest offensive in two years. The figure may have included some delayed reports. A thunderous artillery barrage heralded the Reds' reckless assault on East Berlin and Berlin even us to sweep aside last barriers to ti met at Panmunjom in an effort Communist and Allied truce teams cease-fire. Two reinforced Chinese battalions—about 750 men each—stormed the slopes of the twin hills at 10:30 p. m. Sunday. About two hours later, a burst of machine-gun fire signaled the rrid of the Marine resistance as the Chinese overran the outposts. Negro Is Held In Stabbing Here Zack Mays, Negro, was charged In Municipal Court this morning with assault with a deadly weapon in the stabbinK "f O. B. Baker following an argument Saturday night on Ash street. Baker received a sever* wound but his condition was not reported critical. The case was continued to next Snturdfvy with bond set at $500. R. T. Elliott plead guilty to the charge of over drafting and, obtaining money by false pretenses. He was fined $25 and costs with (15 suspended during good behavior. Hearing for Robert Smith, charged with driving while intoxicated was continued to Saturday with bond set at $150. Pet Kangaroo injures Youth BRISBANE (/PI—A 5-foot pet kangaroo jumped a 6 foot fence at Laid- Icy, near Brisbane, and savagely at- lacked 10-year-old Rodney Welk. The kangaroo tore the child's clothes (0 pieces, but before it had seriously injured him Mrs. WeLk attracted by the noise, chased it off. Rodney was taken to the hospital with scratches from, his legs to he top of his head. His parents said they had reared the kangaroo and its female mate, nnd this was the first time anything like this had happened. The Welks are now giving both the kangaroos to the Botaric Gardens, Brisbane. iToastmasfers "shift the blamco n us as aggressors when we have to take aggressive action." On a second point — that the U.N. assured the Beds there was no time limit on a truce — Pyun said.— •• »• it, showed the Communists want to! | O flGOT t"IVG prolong Ihe political conference that will follow a truce. The purpose of this, Pyun said, was to "wreck the Republic of Korea by subversive activity and uoprive us of any means to find a remedy." Concerning a third point — that the Communists reserved the right Fred Sandefur. Bill Hrabovsky, Jimmy Richardson, Rudy Vrska and Bill Walker will be speakers at the Thursday meeting: of the Blytheville Toastniaster's Club, it wa.s announced today. Evaluatovs for the meeting will be Pat Corrfunn, Paul Hughes, Bob j Jamison, Bancroft Terry and Bill the Communists said, they were • ery of Ihe escaped 27,000 anti-Red ready to go ahead with final prep- Norl.h Korean prisoners at the po-1 a rations for signing the truce. Foreign Minister Pyun's comments in Seoul represented the j get back all anti-Communist pris- j t.orney, announce first, official reaction by the South j oners against the wishes of the has moved his ol liticr.I conference — Pyun said \t\ Attorney Moves wed the Communists wanted to j T. J. Crowder, Blytheville at:ed today that he .gainst the wishes of the ] has moved his office from the Bo- Korean government to the latest I captives. I rum Building to the second floor Panmunjom developments. I fiber- had no immediate public i of the Guard Jewelry Store build"We did not like the armistice comment,. i ing iu 200 West, Main. Cars Collide Here A minor traffic accident occurred last night at Main and Division when a car driven by Joe Shanks, 122 East Davis, struck the rear of a car driven by Conni: Hay of Camden, Tenn., who had stopped for a red light. The only damage was io the rear bumper and apron of the car driven by Hay. Priestly to Marry LONDON (#1—J. B. Priestley, 59, British novelist and playwright,, announced today he will marry Mrs. Macquetta Hawkes, 42-year- old broadcaster, Thursday. Mrs, Hawkes' husband, a professor at Oxford University, won a divorce from her last month. He charged she committed adultery with Priestley. Make-Up Session Set for Swimmers A make-up session for the adult .• imming class held last week will be conducted by the Red Cross tomorrow from 6 to 1 p.m. at the Walker Park Municipal Pool, Mrs. Hugh Whltsitt. chairman of Ihe water safety committee, said today. The class is being conducted lor those who failed to complete their examinations during last Thursday's session, she said. Berliners Slip Food To East Packages, Gift Coupons Distributed BERUN (AP) — West Berlin expanded its food relief for hungry East Berliners today. Despite Moscow's refusal to admit 15 million dollar* worth of American aid into restive East Germany. West Berliners found several ways to slip food past the Iron Curtain to iheir neighbors under Soviet rule. Thousands of food packages were handed out in two districts along the Iron Curtain. Coupons redeemable in grocery stores were issued in other? All the East Berliners had to do was come across the sector border and pick up the gifts. New Supplier Arrive Donations from private citizens and public relief funrls financed these stopgap plans to bolster East Berlin's courage until a large scale government relief program can get under way early next week, Communist officials embarrased by the eagerness with which their people accepted charity from "Western capitalists" rushed in new food supplies to replenish the empty shelves of slate-owned .stores. But they also kept an estimated 200 Russian tanks on hand in East Berlin's outskirts ready to move into action nxn'in if the still serious food shortage stirs the workers to a new revolt like that of June 17. Concentration Camp A concentration camp for soldiers of the East German 'peoples' army who refused to fight strikers in the June 17 revolt has been set up near Pasewalk, the West Berlin newspaper, Der Abend, reported. It said more than 500 officers and men are interned them behind barbed wire. Another top official was misslnjj from the high brackets of Communism in the East. A party secretary was purged and a Cabinet minister was censured, perhaps as a prelude to being fired. On Contest Trip District Manager T. A. Folger of the Life Insurance Company of Georgia is now accompanying winners of a district sales contest on HM award trip to Wappapello Lake, Mo., it was announced by the company's o/Tice here today. I Read Courier ttpws Classified Ati« Number One... in great new power features ..: luxurious styling .. all-around performance Momt Drlvft Power: FirePower V-8'n hemispherical combustion . ., like that of the world's most powerful aircraft. . . gets -mnxin^nn drive from every drop of fuell Mo*t Steerjng Control: exclusive Full-time F'mvi'r Steering re-Moves you of more turning and parking work and reduces fatigue more than any other ... no wheel fight. .. greater safety! 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