The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1949 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 10, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST Blytheville Dally New Blythevllle Courier Blylheville Herald Mississippi Val!cy Leader VOL. XLV—NO. 222 BLYTHKVIU.E, AUKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1< *Chiang Flies to New Capital on Formosa TAIPEH, Formosa, Dec. flew into this new Nationalist Investigators Get Proof of Atom Shipment WASHINGTON, Dec. 10— (/Pj— -.•Thf- Blouse "ari-Aincrickn Activities Comimttee dug out today what It considers proof that the Russians got l.OOT grams of heavy water— valuable for atomic, experiments in 1943. A The committee also is thinking f calling In the head of a Canadian firm for questioning about 1,000 pounds of uranium compounds the Soviets got in the spring of 1343. Tlie heavy water was the fourth wartime atomic shipment to the Soviets the committee believes it has nailed down. Additional checks have shown that a report of a fitlh —a shipment, of uranium com• pound in mid-1944—was a dud. While the committee was trying to find out just how much atomic material Russia got from this country dming the , war— and how It happened—a casual remark by a former Pentagon official set off fresh speculation about where this country's A-bombs are stored. The Mexico, Mo., Ledger quoted Curtis Mitchell--who until a few weeks ago was deputy director of public information at the Pentagon—as saying that the first attacks on this country in event of war probably would be aimed at "the caves in the southwest where our bombs are stored." 10. (AP)—Chiang Kai-shek capital late last night. > He arrived from Chentgu, which had been his capital only 10 davs. His party included his elder son. Chiang Ching-Kuo. • Chiang lunched yesterday In Chengtu with Gens. Hu Tsung-nnu and Yang Sen and Oov. Wang Ling- chi of Szechwan Province. Then he left for the airport. Beside the driveway he saw doubtless for the last time—a bronze statue "of himself. There is no chance the CottiTftr;Si'?iVOT -letre it on Its big stone pedestal. Tlie writer flew here ir> a Nationalist Air Force plane. His .passage wns arranged by Chiang. China All But Lost HONG KONO, Dec. 10 W)—Tile Chinese Nationalists lost all hut three meager fingertip holds on China proper today. And they were ready to give up one of those— newly abandoned Chengtu-just as soon as they could complete its evacuation. The other two are Sichang. In Sikani; . Province — virtually surrounded and worthless; and the Lllichow peninsula opposite Hainan Island. The Reds are reported preparing to attack on the peninsula to prevent Nationalists from flceinp to Hainan. The Nationalist garrison at Kun- ming—and estimated 40,000 troops -deserted and seized both that city and its province, Yunnan, for the Reds. It was a coup for former Got-. Lung vun. onetime friend but now bitter foe of Chiang Kai-shek. New York Cofinn Dec. Mch May JJy Oct. Dec High 30.26 30 22 30.11 29.S7 2990 27.00 Low 30.22 30.17 30,05 2051 27.01 27.P.2 Close 3024 30.18-19 30.07-08 20.52 27.05 27.83-81 ^Grateful Wilson Thanks Doctor For His 30 Years of Service More than 300 persons were on hand at the Wilson Clubhouse lust night to honor Dr. N. B. Ellis, veteran physician who has served Mississippi County tor the past 30 years. The evenina was full of pleasant surprises for Dr. Ellis- Among gins he received were a silver sen-ice and n television set. Mrs. Jack Kirkpatrick. who was His nurse for years in Wilson, returned from her home in Hughes, Ark., for the celebration. Will Amman wa.; on hand to bring the silts. Tlie Ne?.ro man w<v.-tKl for Dr. Ellis for a number of years and is now living in Cruss- villc. Ark. On the back of the stiver service tray was Inscribed, -with lo;e and «J- appreciation from your many friends )f in Mississippi County." Lfr. Ellis was so touched by the -how of appreciation [hat he 'could not, muster a speech. He simply said something about not deserving •ill the attention and kindness. The Rev, L. T. Lawrence of Osceola read a letter from Dr. W. J. Shtddan of Osceola. Dr. Sheridan wa.s instrumental in getting Dr. Ell's to go to Wilson to practice shortly after World War I Mrs. W. B. Uurkctl sixAe briefly ni.o stilted that although the parly was in honor of the venerable doctor, his wife was due credit for the help she had been to him. C. L. Bird acted as master of 1 ceremonies and other physicians »"• \. !>. ELLIS were Introduced by Dr. Kldon Fairley. Entertaining guests in the club- nouie. which was decorated with various colored b.ilioons and the traditional Christmas holly, were the Wilson quartette. Pegey Brinkley, Lowell McAlfee, Mr.= . ~Roy Sto- bnuijh and Miss Mary Symonds. Mrs. John Merrell presented the gifts to Dr. Ellis and Mrs. \Joan Cullom and Grace Ann Brandon prc.iid.Kl at the tea table. —Courier News rlioto CIIUISTMAS DOLLS AUK WINNKUS-Pour little majorettes sonu none too happy, Braced the winning float, decorated by the Band Mothers The future BUS band was directed by little Gregg Johnson and Linda Blankcnship was the. cheerleader, not visible in the picture. Nine other tots were musicians, from left lo rielu the majorettes are: Mary Lol Edwards, Alyce Ann McClnre. Marietta Craves and Sarah Bagiey The. flout won S75 first prize. an To Hear George M. Ktraycr. Hudson, Iowa, executive secretary-treasurer of the American Soybean Association and editor of , the Soybean Digest, will address .soybean producers nnd members of the Blylbeville Junior Chambe'r'of Commerce at the Third Annual Soybean Yield Contest ban- qiiet Tuesday night. Mr. Strayer. \vho has been the guest speaker at two of the three banquets honoring the winners of the contest, has just returned from Europe, where he was sent on n mission as a soybean expert for the Economic Cooperation Administration. Mr. Strayer is a veteran soybean producer, and his father, the into B. S. Strayer. i.s said to have been tlie first man to crow soybeans west of Ihe Mississippi River. Mr. Strayer has been the executive officer of the American Soybean Association since 1010 and keeps in close contact with develop- mculs nationally and intc-rnatlon- allv in tlic soybean industry Hob r.ce Smith is in chnrno'n; the Jnvcee banquet plans. The highlight, of (he banouct will be the presentation of cash awards to the soybean producers whose five-acre plots entered In (lie .«oyb!>.in j-irlcl contest, have produced the best yields. The top winner will receive tile p:d Critz trophv as well as a $11)0 cash award. The Jaycee |>mjc<-< was started Ihree years ngo in an effort to get Mississippi County recognized as a soybean producing aica. and also to cncoinatje soybean planters and producers lo .study (he maturity dates and yields of various breeds to improve production. Myron NaiUinq's Condition Still Is 'Very Serious' Sheriff William Berryman said today that an investigation of il traffic accident late Thursday I which Myron T. Nailling of Osceot deputy prosecuting attorney fi South Mississippi County, was sel ioiisly injured, is bein? continued today but that so far no charg have been filed. Sharif! Berryman stated that statements were taken yesterday from S. T. Treece, of. Blytheville, driver of the car which crashed into tlie car driven by Mr Naming and from Mrs. Myrtle Pennell a passenger in the Treece car. Attendants at Baptist Hospital in Memphis where Mr. Nailling was taken following the accident, this morning reported the injured man's condition as "about the same" and that he was "holding his own." Ills condition is still considered serious, attcndnn.'. 1 : snid. He had not regained consciousness this morning. EIGHT PAGICS SINGLB COPIES FIVE CENTS I Luxora Officers Shot, Woman billed by Negro Search for Slayer Leads to Memphis; Arrests Expected A Luxora woman was lulled uul her husband, Joseph Chf- on JMcDnniol, 3!), Luxora city iiarslial, nn<\ Night Mnrs-hal Kalph \VilliitmsoM, <I8, wore wounded by a Netfi'o man lust light. Sheriff William Merry- nun tin's morninj; safd Urn I the slayer was traced to Mein>his and Hint arrexls were ex- icctcd, possibly today. The woman. Mrs. Kffie McDanlcl 30, was killed instantly. She was driving n taxlcab In vlllch her husband and tlic other ^u.xora officers were Inking the two legrocs, a man ami a woman, to he city Jail following arrests made at a night spot for Negroes. Her husband suffered bullet wounds In the right nrni niitl slioul- ier. and the night marshal sulfer- cd a heart wound (rotn ft bullet through Ins hat, but apparently the missile only grazed his scalp. They were given emergency treatment at a doctor's office" in Osceola and rushed to the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Mrs. McDanicl was shot two limes. The first bullet entered the right side Of her heart and lodged in her lip. The second, fired apparently t>s slic slumped in the seal of the cab from the first wound, passed through her right shoulder and ranged upward Into her neck. This shot was fatal, it was suggested by tlie undertake! in Osceola who removed the bullet- fired from a .38 caliber weapon Hlmiclhouiids Used Bloodhounds from the Mlssissipp County farm and from Pcmisrol County, Missouri, sheriffs offict in Cnrnthersvillc were used In ar effort to trail the two Negroes from the scene of the shooting, hut the clogs lost the mil when 111 fugitives apparently entered an nn tomoblle north and east of Luxora and obtained a ride to Orider where they had been living for alxnit three weeks. They were said to anta Gets Ovation; See Parade lo Gridcr from Bly- Imve moved theville t Sheriff Berryman this .. morning said thai the officers received a tip that sent them to Glider and there they learned that a negro they Identified as Edciie. Hall had returner! to his home nbout 10 p.m. and later was taken to Memphis by another Negro living near Orider. Hall was reported to have been accompanied to Memphis by the Negro woman and a small son. Efforts were being made to contact another child, a girl of II. officers said. .Mrs. Joseph (;. nirDanlel GUNMAN'S VICTIMS _ Shown It* here arc the two Luxora oificeis % wounded last night by n Negro gunman, who today was Ihe object of a three-state search ami the city marshal's wile, who was killed, She was driving the laxicab in which the slayer and a Negro woman weie being taken to jail. Joseph Clinton McDanl?! Four Towns Urge il Betterments When the Negro who took Hall lo Memphis said lie returned home Inst night, four of the officers took him back to'Memphis and enlisted the support of Mem- Sec I.U.VOHA on I'agc 2 Enfhusicsm for Santa Ciaus Drowns Out Mayor's Thank You' to Visitors for the* Candy proved to much mayor last night. Mayor Doyle Henderson didn't wind up with a stomach ache from consuming too much of II but be came close to straing his vocal cords because of the lure of free sweets He had a fen- words lo say fol- New York Coifron Closin.; Quotations: A T & T Amcr Tobacco Anacontla Copper ., IM.h Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Klcctric . Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Tnt Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Stuci Radio Socony Vacuum ] Studcbaker Standard ot N J '.'. Texas Corp J C Pen-.iev lowing last night's Christmas parade. But the children that predominated his audience had their eyes oil Satila clans and the some 8.000 bags of free candy that filled his sleigh. As Santa's Moat approached the speakers stand set up in front of City Hall, the Inrge mob of children — and many apparently candy- slarvcd adults — closed In. Police and National Guardsmen Iried lo hold them back but were outnumbered 100 to one. Mayor Henderson shouted the names of the winners in the parade -., . . competition into Hie public address 13 j.system. Only a few winners show- 16 3-8 i ed up to claim their awards. (The 24 3-8 others will get theirs through the 148 3-8 74 3-4 27 3-4 31 7-8 fa 5-8 1R1 1-4 41 1-2 on 1-4 . 53 5-S . 10 3-n . 28 5-8 . 11 1-8 M 1-4 Bridge to Open Soon MEMPHIS, Tenu., Dec 10—M', E. H. crump says the new four-lane highway bridge over the Mississippi River here will open for public use next week end. Leachville, Manila Dell and Moncttc Want Faster Service Deli. Manila and I.eachvllle today went on record as being In favor of improved postal service ulong the Biythevlllc-Jonesboro route. The I, ions Club of Monelte Is spearheading the effort to Improve mall service which residents of the towns say has not been satisfactory since the Frisco Railroad's "Moose" discontinued making its Ulythcvllle- Jonesbnro run. , The iMonctlc group has presented ils ease for improved service to Representative E. C. (Took) Gathtngs. Today, mayors of the three Mississippi County towns said they will co-operate with the effort lo obtain better mall service for their citizens. Mayor I. I). Shedd of Manila said the Lions Club in that (own has taken an active Interest In the problem. Leachville's Mayor Karl Field said sentiment in that town is for Improvements In the service, lie Indicated he would contact the Mon- etle f.ions Club in regard to the situation. Curll.s Downs, mayor of Dell, said, "We're interested In bettering the portal service hero, but 1 don't think we've Investigated (lie problem to tin' extent that we could make concrete recommendations for changes." The Munclle group wants to sec the establishment of a rolling post- office. Since (lie Moose was retired from active service. restdHits In the area It formerly served have been getting their mall by truck. Nev/ York Stores Close Maich ao.Hl May July 23.50 :i 2780 Low 30. t!> Ralph Williamson 20.45 27.84 . 30.13-1-1 :i0.02-M 2!) .21-11 ai.87-B 'Hoover' Group Asked for Stale BlytheviKe Lav/y,or'E Court Plan Delayed for 'Further Study' LITTLE HOOK, Dec . 10-Wy— The possibility of a rcorgunl/jitioi of Arkansas' state government ma be studied.' State Sen. Clyde E. Hyrd said yes Icrdny he will ask the Arkansa Legislative Council at Its n e x , meeting to consider establishment of a "Lttlle Hoover" commission to sec what might lie done lo reduce expenses and cllminale overlapping services of the state gov eminent. Former President Herbert Hoove heads n commission which ha miulc a similar sliuiy of llic fcdera government and made several rcc ommendallons for reorganization. Byi'tf met with the Lcxlslnllvi Council here and told It of his upcoming proposal. Tlie council dcl.iyril tor "further study" a proposal by llly- llicvllle Allorncy Prank C. Douglas for ri:orean!/allnn of I li c Mate's court syslcm. noiiRlaV plan c; ,|| s for a S j. 3 _ Icm of tiirrn - Juilfi- rnurfs to li.-tnrllc cases now derided in clr- cnil, cliiinctry and prubalc courts. 'I'lii! jilcigi-s cnulil render a vcnlicl or Irial could lie liy jury, ilc-pcnd- '•"; on llic wishes ol llic III Iran I*. {Band Mothers' F/oot is Rated > Best Entered | lly Wllni.1 Douglas (Courier NCMS Slaff IVrilcr) Jolly old St. Nicholas, with li.s rcindcer-drawii sleigh, and in ontlniKiastic crowd esli- iifitod at liclwQcn 20,000 and 25,000 ushered in the !!).);) Yulelidc for Blythcville last nijcht. The throngs of spectators started n living hours before starting time for the mammoth parade, sponsored by the Merchants Division of Ihe Ulythevillc Chamber of Commerce. Parking places were nt a premium is early as a p.m., and the sidewalks were lined with eager watchers all the wny from Laclcdc and Main Street, where Hie parade formed, throughout the entire length of the parade route, west on Main lo Fifth north lo Walnut, nnd cast lo Ihe Court House. After viewing the passage of more than 30 floats, almost as many pels the Blylheville High School Band' and Harrison School's drum turps, approximately 12.000 or more moved to the vicinity of the court house to sec the $300 In cash awards presented lo winning entries by Mayor Doyle Henderson. Ham! Mothers Float Wiil.1 The Hand Mothers float, carrying "pint-sized" musicians and major- ctlcs elegantly dressed as high stepping leaders, won the $75 lirsl prize 111 llle (tail competition. The second prize of $50 went lo Osceola Grade School for "Winter Wonderland " In gaily colored aluminum foil. Tlie children on the float showered the crowd wllh 'paper snowballs, as Ihcy did Thursday night lo win flrsl-place honors In the parade nt Osceola. "Christmas Cards" posed b'y Girl .Scouts In picloral array won tile $37.50 third prize, while Rollison Lumber Company's "Pioneers of Arkansas." with 'coon dons and hillbillies awaiting Simla by a. sparsely decoraled tree, won thn $25 fourth prize. -, The Spirit of QUrtsIrmis nnd i giving to disabled veterans, the tlicme of the American Legion float, won S25 for fifth place In the open division. In the Negro Division, Armorel School's amphibious Jeep, ruffled In white, with four robed carolers gazing at Iho Christmas nmnger scene, wns winner of Ihe first prize of $25. Harrison High School's mnn- Ker scene won a S15 second prize. Willie 1'iiimy \vj,i, "Jo-Jo", the white puppy dressed as a monkey, with his organ-grinder master, Jimmy Wilder, won the $10 first prize In the pot division for wlillc children. Juvenile cowboy Johnny McDowell with his pony "White Ughlnlng" won the $7.50 second prize nnd Jloyre Moore with Ills Pekingese "Shells Shtnglo" won tire S5 third prize. In the Negro Division, Sammy Lee foster with x white rabbit In ii gaily decorated bird cage won the $10 first prize; Robinson Nunn with his dog won $7.50 second prize and Robert Smith, with his dog in top hat and green Jacket won the $3 prize. As Santa's sleigh, with Santa looking particularly healthy and satisfied with his Blytheville reception, approached the Court House, candy - hungry children appeared Sec IMKADK on I'agn Z f>8 7-8 61 5-8 55 1-2 Weather .trkans.i.i forecast: Occasional nun and warmer this afternoon and tonight. Sunday showers and colder in northwest portion. Missouri forecast: LUht rain this! Mayor afternoon becoming moderate to race to Santa nw!in lK ' in . y wllh - vMf!ed ""'"- M^'or Henderson said this morn- ?nrt n £ toI " | -' ) ' L Warmer castling be had no formal speech plan- and south tonight. Know with cold i ncd but had wanted lo compliment «avc and sliong northwest winds | the mcrctenls and others who mail.) Then the mayor started his brief talk. The crowd kept stampeding Santa's candy - laden float. Santa and his prtfpiring helpers kept a steady barrage of the celophane bags of candy zipping Ihruogh the air into the forest of outslrcUhed hands. The competition was too much. Henderson conceded the Sunday night, clearing Monday morning. tx, w limit;ht. 45 to 55 cast and south: hlsh Sunday. 45 to 60 cast and south. Minimum this morning-33. Maximum yesterday—50. Sunset today—4:5o. Kunrise tomorrow—1>:57. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total fince Jan. 1—SO.12. Mean temperature <mu!way oe- lueen high nnd, low)— 41.5, Normal mean December—41.9. worked on the parade — "who all contributed to Its success." He said he also wanted to thank visitors from neighboring towns for attending and the officials of those towns who nlho were present. How did he like the parade? "1 thought it wns wonderful," the mayor said. He also snitl that this parade- about the first full-dress, "floata- and-all" parade ever held in Blytheville—would no doubt ret the pace for similar future events. ,l n,,hr last night before he generously treated ihc crowds to panta at Haul float. prflllCi " g

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