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Wednesday, August 2, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 114 Blytheville Daily New* Blythevill* Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevill* Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAg ASTO SOUTHEAST MISSOURI nLYTHKVU,LR, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 11)50 War Briefs *y TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS ft-29s Hit Factories TOKYO— B29.s that rained 400 tons of bombs on Hungnnm Tuesday destroyed 20 per cent of main factory area buildings, the Far Hast Air Forces said today. It was the second big strategic air stri:-e at the North Kurcati fast coast city, A chemical and explosives center 115 miles north of the 38th parallel. B-29s hit the city first Sunday. High Command Planned LONDON'—The 12 North Atlantic Pact countries are planning to set up a Joint, London-based military high command, informed sources said today. The military agencies of the Atlantic Pact countries now report to the American-British-French standing group in Washington, The group's leaders—U. S. Lt Gen. wilHs Critletiberger, Britain's RAF Marsha! Lord Tedder and Lt Gen. Paul Ely of the French army— arrived yesterday for a two-daj talk with the pact's council or deputies, now meeting here. Red Officers Kill Selves TOKYO—An American intelli gence officer said today that n.. Red Korean officers above the rank *j'f second lieutenant had been cap! ^ured. "They Invariably kill themselves before we can grab them," he explained. China's Reds Offer Aid TOKYO—Pelping radio salt! today that Communist China had offered military and naval help to the North Korean Reds but was turned down. The broadcast was heard here. The Korean Reds were quoted as saying help was not need• ed now. * Monitors In Tokyo quoted the broadcast over Uie official Chinese Communist radio as saying: "The Communist Republic of China has offered military and naval assistance to the People's Republic of Korea. The People's Republic replied that assistance was unnecessary at this ttme." TEN PACKS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS f'KKSH TROOPS KKACII KORKA—Troops of the U. S. 2nd Infantry Division debark at a South Korean port to bolster American defenses In the Korean lighting. These are the first to reach the area directly from the U. S. IAP Wirephoto via radio from Tokyo). Mrs. Edwards' ^fonditibri Is Still 'Critical' Condition of Mrs. Don Edwards was reported by attendants'at Blytheville Hospital as "about the aame" this morning. Mrs. Edwards is in critical condition, suffering from a gunshot wound In her head. She was found unconscious on a bed at her home at 231 East Kentucky Monday morning. Her husband, Don M. Edwards, was found dead nearby. He, too, had been shot through the head. A German-made pistol was found at his feet. Funeral services for Mr. Edwards were conducted this morning in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roy I. Bagley, paslor of the First Methodist Church. Burial was In Elmwood Cemetery. Military rites for Mr. Edwards were conducted by Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion, of which he was a member and past •fcmmander. A coroner's jury investigating the double shooting yesterday delayed a verdict for 10 days pending the outcome of Mrs. Edwards' condition. Quick Tax Boost Urged by Truman WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. (Af)—President Truman sent a new loiter to Congress today urging speed in raising (axes 55,000,000,000 to help pay for rebuilding America's defense against communism. Tlie letter, addressed to Chairman Ceorgs: (D-Ga) was read to the Senate Finance Committee as it began consideration of the tax increases. Mr. Truman's new com:nunica-+ . tion arrived as demands were made In Congress for an excels profits tax. aimed at "profiteering." Senator Brewster tR-Me) told reporters the President in his new letter did not call for an excess pofits levy now. "But he. did not the door on it," Brewster added. ' ' '.jir'^diitcd ouick TB Chest X-Ray Reports Received Reports from the mobile x-rny unit 'which was in Blythevillc last March arc now. at the County Health Unit, Mrs. Annabel Fill, county health nurse, announced this morning. All positive reports have been sent to the proper agencies anci nil ncg a t ivc reports will he mailed within the next few days. Those so desiring can obtain their reports at the Health Unit any day next week, Mrs. Fill snid. of the •$5.006,000.000 tax boosting bill, "substantially as submitted" by the President. , The bill, to provide money for more American fighting equipment, came up for .closed door consideration today by the Senate Finance Committee which George heads. Effective Oct. J The higher rate may be efiective on incomes earned after Oct. 1. There was . increasing clamor, meanwhile, for (I) broadening the bill to strike a withering blow at profiteering, (2) for financing Ihe current resistance to Communist aggression on a pay-as-you-go basis and (3) for slashing non-defense government spending to the bone. A big drive developed for immediate action on an excess profits tax, to take the profits out of war. George predicted an excess profits levy will be imposed on 1051 corporation income, but he said action on this can wait until January. Arkansan Leads Move Notwithstanding, Chairman O'.Mahoney (D-Wyo) of the iloiise- Senate Economic Committee, and Rep. Mills (D-Ark) led movements on both sides of the capitol for immediate action on excess profits. Senate Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois, announced that as a member of the finance committee lie will insist upon drastic t:ix action to curb profiteering. The tax plan submitted by Mr. Triunrm would.: 1. Increase the income tax of individuals by as much as 20 per cent income brackets. 2. Increase corporation Uixcs by 51.500.COO.OCO. 3. Retain the revenue raising provisions of the S1.000.030,005 excise tax cutting bill that Congress pul aside when the Korean >var Hoarders Face Fines, Prison U.S. Holds On In Flaming Battle t V. ' "' _ • - - • J » «v . t rr,w .......^ ., , , . t f ^ *1-V!» r" •" ->T' (*-V?T* '.-~~ t tT>4.~.T» .~~~, . , . Senate-Group Okays Penalties; House Vote Is Upcoming WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. (API — Prison sentences and $10.000 fines for hoarders and blackmarkeii ere were o_led by a Senate committee today "as Congrats pressed swiftly toward action on economic mobilization legislation. A House vote on the administration's requested control powers— plus standby wage and price controls—was passible late in the day but may not come until tomorrow. Democratic leaders put before the House a substitute for the administration's original allocations and credit control measure. The new bill would give Mr. Truman | power to slap ceilings on wages and | roll prices back to the levels oi i May 24-Juno 24 period. The new bill also would allow the president to order rationing. Republicans, rallying behind a bill of their own .protested the last- minute introduction of a new administration measure. The GOP bill also would provide for standby wage and price controls. Rep. Halleck (R-lnd), called the administration move "deplorable." He said it gave the House "no fair chance" to consider the proposals .md wns "a poor way to legislate " The plan for crackdown [x>wers on "Hoarders and black-mim:et operators was approved today by the Senate Banking Committee. Beer, Liberty And the Enemy; Marines Land 'We'll Give the Best/ Leatherneck Claim? At Korean Port By TOM LAMBKRT anil DON WIIIIKIIK.M) A SOUTH KOREAN POUT. Aug. 2. M'I—U.S. Marines arrived In forr-e tonight at this South Korean port. They called for beer, asked about, shore liberty and promised to make things tough for the enemy. "We will give them Ihe best we got—and that's a lot," said a Marine sergeant. A veteran of World War II a typical Leatherneck, he calmly scanned the low hills as the big transport edged into a dock. It brought the first contingent of Marines from the United States to a beachhead shrinking under the armored blows of the North Koreans. "We figure this will be laugher lhan anything we have had before." tile sergeant said. "To the Shores" Tile brass band on the doek played two stirring Leatherneck airs "From the Halls of Montezuma " and "Semper Fidelis." The Marines came loaded for heavy combat. They will go into battle beblmi hulking Perishing M-26 tanks, weighing 45 tons and mounting a 90 mm. gun. There's been nothing like that on the American side so far. Russian-made T-34's consistently have outgunned the American meriium tanks. Flame throwers and the new lank- killer super-bazookas also were in the Marine equipment. 'T'itie ami Hot lo Co" "We feel fine and hot to go." said Staff Sgl. Claude Brlcker of Kansas City. Correspondents boarded a launch and met the Marine convoy as It neared Ihe harbor. ft had been 20 days crossing the Pacific and had been expected two .days earlier. There had been some anxiety in port but requirements of .radio silence prevented the convoy from giving its position. The Marines said it was a quiet trip—"only one case of seasickness " But 20 days aboard a ship is a long time. Marines Like Tigers "God help the Navy if we have another convoy like this," said Boatswains Mate Third Class Roy Wise of II w. Fourth St.. Oswego. N.Y. "Those guys have been bottled up so long they would fight tigers to get out." Lt. Mark Ringer. San Diego, an artillery battery officer, asked a reporter: "What's the war news? Let's hear the situation arid what we are going into." He ivas told the situation was bad and that tile Marines probably w-ould be rushed into combat. "Well, ve came over to fight," the THK -GKNK1W,. KRSH.Nff 90mm turret gun of the army's M-26 "General 1'ersliing" , g o e g tanks before they were sent to the front to strengthen the American defenses. The gun Is capable of knocking Weothei Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy with a few thunrtcrshowers in cast COOLER and south portions this afternoon and in extreme south portion tonight and Thursday Slightly cooler tonight and Thursday. Minimum this ...orning— ra. Maximum yesterday—95, Sunset today—7:01. ' Sunrise tomorrow—5:12. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. loday—.35. ' Total since Jan. I- —13.50. Mean temperature (midway between high and knv> — .82. Normal mean temperature (or Aug.-80.2. Jh*s Dale L*si Year Minimum this morning—64. Max/mum yesl*rday--92. Prc imitation Jan. 1 to this date ,— 34 -'V r Tax Equalization Board to Open Meetings Aug. 21 The Mississippi County Equalization Board will open its annual scries of meetings in Osccola Aug. 21 it was announced this morning. The five-man board is slated to meet in Osccola on Monday and Tuesday, Aug 21 and 22. and will convene in Blytheville Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 23 and 24. Meetings will again be held at Osccola. Monday and Tuesday. Aug. 28 and 29 and at Blytheville! Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 30 and The County Equalization Board cheeks properly assessments and hears complaints regarding them. It is empowered to raise assessments and property owners are notified by mall of such increases. The Board includes W. W. Prewitt and W. P. Hale of Osccola, Byron Morse of Biytheville. M. R ("fciirin of uell and A. p. Pierce oi Leachville. 200,000 Tons of Arms Aid Sent to U.S. Allies WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. (/r/-Of- ficlnls said today that nearly 200,000 tons of American weapons and military supplies have been delivered to friendly -foreign governments during the past five months. Tins total probably will be doubled or Iriplcd within the next few months, they said, adding that Sl.- 314.000.000 provided by Congress in 1910 already ha.s been allocated and orders have been made against the SI.225,000.000 foreign arms program approved last week. President Truman asked Conernss yesterday for an additional S4.000.- 000,000 for arming non-Communist countries. Leatherneck said. "I think the boys are ready." Rose Appointed Drainage District 17 Commissioner Chnrles Rose, planter and ginncr of Ro,scland. has been appointed to the board of commissioners for i-niungc District 17. Mr. Rose -succeeds John Meyers of Wilson, \vlio resigned last week. Mr. Meyers, who has t>een n commissioner for Drainage District 17 since May, 1942, said in his rcAgiifi- tion that ho wanted to devote more time to his engineering firm. Appointment of Mr. Rose was made by County Judge Roland Ovccn of BlyEheville. Mr. Rose's lather, the late R. C. Rose, was a member of the district's original board of commissioners. Other commissioners for the district are V. G. Hollnnrt and B. A. Lynch, both of BlythevHle. lank In South Korea, during >ut enemy tanks at ranees of two miles or more, The M-26 ha. man tank and has Increased armor protection. (AP Wircpholo). a low silhouette, Is heavier than the Slier- Carpenters to Donate Labor On New Polio Center Building Tlie Kiwanis Club yesterday received a promise of a sixcablc contribution to their drive for funds tor the new home of the county's out-patient polio center in the form of labor on (he building. Carpenters employed by Fraser and Son Construction Company of Fort Smith, which holds the contract for the construction of Blylhc- ville's housing project on South Division Street, have agreed to iloiuilc four hours work each on the build- Ing which Is being erected to house Ihe center. Arthur S. Harrison, .secretary of the Kiwanls Club said this morning. The carpenters, approximately 20 in number, will assemble on the Court House Inwn at the site of the building Saturday morning and each will put in four hours work at no post to the club.- The construction company which employs the carpenters. Mr. Harri- 72 Hours after Auto Crash, Alicia Man Still Unconscious OCj^he : t y 'o remaining persons- who are still in wails Hospital as a result of the Highway 61 automobile smash-up north of the stale line Sunday afternoon, one remains In a critical condition and the other was scheduled to be released late this morning, according to late reports from the hospital. William D. Pruitt of Alicia, driver of one of the cars In Sunday's wreck, which claimed three lives, still was unconscious late this morning and his condition is considered 'ci Wcv.l, attendants said. Mr. Pruitt's wife. Annie Mae, also a rider In the death car, scheduled to be discharged early this afternoon. The couple was injured when two cars collided about 2 p.m. Sunday two miles, north of the state line. Pruitt's parents and younger brother were killed. Mrs. Hubert utley and her three small children, of Stccle.' Mo., occupants of the other car involved, escaped with only minor Injuries. Arkansans Cast Record I otal Of Votes in July 25 Primary LI'ITLE ROCK. Aug. 2. M',-A record total of 327.559 votes was cast in Arkansas' Democratic preferential primary last July 25. This was announced today by Frank Newell, secretary of the Arkansas Democratic Party, who received certified results from the 75 county election committees. The previous record vote was cast in the 1948 runoff primary. The vote then was slightly over 304.000 Here is the official tabulation: For governor — McMath. 209.550: Laney 112.651; Harris, 4.009. and Bankson, 1.280. For Lieutenant governor — Gordon. 183.288; MacKrcll, 01,820; Hendrix. 44.915. and Brockinton. 21.153. For treasurer — Clayton. 13G.H35; Sam Jones. 80,004, and John Jones. 32.C45. For associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court (to succeed Smith) — Ward, 131,751: McCulloch, 108.236. and E. L. Smith, 58,- N. O. Cotton Open High I/nv Clo.-c 3764 3730 3128 3723 3765 3780 3728 .1731 3761 3783 3134 3120 _ 3758 3776 3123 3723 July 3605 3718 3670 3670 i Oct. I nee. i Mch. JMay 080. For associate justice of tile Arkansas Supremo Court (to succeed Roliim) — nohin.son, 1)3.858; Gentry. 88.0D7; Trimble 00.223; Wine, 38.054, and Slltton, 10.537. Hill Positions Recaptured By Yank Unit Fighting Hangs Near Chinju; West of Pusan TOKYO, Thursday, Aug. 3. (At 1 )—U. S. 24th. Division troops recaptured hill positions northeast of Chinju and iicld on today in a flaming battle 40 miles from the main port of Pusan. Tlie arching hattlcline was miirked by burning villages all the way from the southern coast to abandoned Kumchon, which blazed, too. General MacArthur's headquarters said U. S. troops and the North Korean Sixth Division were locked in a grim battle east of Chinju at the western approaches to Pusau, "No gains by Ihe enemy have been made in this fighting in the list 12 hours," the war summary said, it was released at 12:55 a.m. (8:55 a.m. CST Wednesday.) For la hours or more the battle between tanks, artillery and men raged on the heights Just eight miles northeast of Chinju. On the central front Kumchon. iblnzc and abandoned by the U. S. First Cavalry Division, scorched in nilns as the Reds moved into its outskirts. "No-Man's Land'* Disputed Yongdok, east coast anchor town which has changed hands frequently, was a no-man's land. But the hardest fighting xvas Just north of Chinju, about 40 niUen west of pusan. > Battle-weary U. S. 24th Division troops .were almost surrounded when they counterattacked. .Th«y .(Mif ftrud • n'lUny - ca.llialtlei-i'ii'^ Iqrvl " some tanks. '. Associated Press Correspondent Hal Hoyle. who flew over the whole flaming front said the battteline could be followed by a string of flaming villages. Boyle first reported the abandonment of Kumchon. Help for the doughboys was near. Fighting Marines In force were at a southeastern port only 40' mile* from" the battlezone. Kumchon Is Fired American planes set fire to Kum- chon as they had done at Chinju alter It fell. The 2-Uh was almost surrounded by strong Red flanking forces. The Americans had counter-attacked to -•• - regain high ground they had lost communities In the county have not | Tuesday. yet been received and that several The flcds sidestepped them and m the solicitation sub-committees attacked. have not reported since the drivel The American hill positions were son said, also will furnish a foreman foi the Job, tools and transportation for the carpenters. To (let Plumbing Free The now home for the out-nallcul polio center Is being constructed out of an old Army ban-neks building on the Court House lawn between the Mississippi County Health Unit and the County Welfare Office. The Klwanls Club is sponsor- Ing R campaign for funds to finance the construction work. J. L. Nalicrs, chairman of the Kiwanls Club's .committee In charge of the construction project said yesterday that the Asa Tcrhune Plumbing Company of Memphis, which holds the plumbing and heating contract for. nlythcvlllc's new high school building; .Is donating and l:i(.'3ilk!.4 all plumbing fixtures in'the'build- ing. This conlrilnitfon. Mr. Nailers said, includes all plumbing fixtures and labrir required for Installing them. Tile club's campaign, for finances was reported this morning as lagging far behind its 4.1.500 quota. Contributions to date total $l.6!)4.2:i which Is a little than half of the quota. Mr. Harrison said. 51115 Is Added An additional $165 was reported conlrllmled through Individual solicitations yesterday and the subcommittee assigned to solicit funds In Lcachvillc turned In ll.s $137 quota Monday, Mr. Harrison said. Mr. Harrison explained that pledges of a number of towns and Hcnnings Claims Victory ST. LOUIS, AUK. 2. W;—Former U. S. representative Thumas C. Heniiings, Jr., of St. Louis claimed victory ihroutjh his campaign director over President Trumnn's choice for Mm Missouri DcmtJClalic :,una- began two weeks ago. He urged all sub-committee chairmen to rc'-nrt their progress this week so that a more complete report can be made. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T IRI l- Amer Tobacco ., 05 Anaconda Copper .... Belli Steel Soybeans 3 More Arkansans Missing In Korea; Two Wounded H.v The A.ssneiatti! Press Thee more Arkansans have l>cen listed as missing in action in the Korean li^htinc. and two more were wounded. Mr. and Mrs. Millard S. Harrison, Bcnton, were notified by Ihe Defense Department Tuesday that their son. Cpl. -Maxlc Gene Harrison. 18, was missing. He wan a member of the 24th Infantry Division, attached to a rifle company. He joined the Army In September, 1948. and went to Jn. pan In November. 1013. He wrote his parents July 2 that He was leav- ing for Korea the next day. Also listed as missing are Ptc. Bob H. Harris, son of Mrs. Anne Harris, Fiollte 1. Maynard, and Pvt. James T, 'I-hompson, son of Mrs. Mary A. Thompson, Route 1, Horatio. Mrs. Leila Ingram. Route 5, Camden, was notified by the Defense Department Tuesday that her son M/Sgt. Hollls P. Ingram, 32, w«s wounded In Korea. Also listed as wounded was Pfc. Liiwis D. ITinklc, son of Mrs. Unlcc Hinkle, KouU 3, Sherldao. Boosters Club Plans Fish Fry The nig Lake Boosters Club Is planning a fish fry to Ire held sometime this month with Gov. Sid McMath and all county candidates in the July 25 preferential primary as guests, it was announced by W. W. Fowler of Manila, president of the club. Plans for the fish fry were initiated at a meeting of Die club in Manila Monday night. Mr. Fowler said the fish fry would be a "goodwill' 1 -affair. A definite dale lias not bcrn ;-ct and will depend on when the governor can attend, he said. The club also decided 11 will not enter Into Aug 8 primary activities by selecting candidates to support, as it did In Ihe July 25 election Mr. Fowler said the club has set the third Friday night of eacl month as Its meeting night. CHICAGO. Aug. 2. M',—Closing soybean quotations: High Mov 2r,1 J.'ll 2 Ki", i 2.60', y 2.07 Soviet's Malik to Try Again to Oust Chinese Nationalists from Seat in UN New York Cotton Open High Low Close Oct 2785 3788 3750 3752 Dec 37&5 MOO 3750 3751 Mch 3785 3800 3750 3153 i May r.lG 3793 3741 .1711! I July 3710 37Jo 3«90 3690 Low 2.50'.', 258 : ', 2.02 Close 2.5!) *, 2.6 Hi 2.6-1'.; Coca Cola Gen Eleirtric '. Gc:n Motors M'njf[-ornery Ward N Y Central Inl Harvester . J (' E'enney Republic Steel Radio . . Sot-any Vacuum .. Studetjixker Standard oi N J Tcxus Corp .... Sears U K Sieel Southern Pacific « 3-8 8« 1-2 52 5-8 14 5-8 described as good for defensive fighting. Red pressure mounted on almost all fronts. On the front near Kumchon, First Cavalrymen oflercd stubborn resistance "to each North Korean attack." The communique said South Koreans were battling lor Yongdok on the cast coast anchor of the battle line. But the city, once reported in southern hands, belonged to "neither side." Five Hour llaiil O. P H. King. Associated Press correspondent in the hills near Chinju. reported both Chinju and 28 7-8 the nearby village of Sochan were 5G fired by U.S. planes in a five-hour 37 3-4 I raid. IB l-8 ! As the battle progressed Ihe 2] 1-2 Americans seized the heights at 28 1-8 Sangmun. 10 miles cast of Chinju, 7!) 3-4 I King said. The Ueds closed behind 09 I them. Quickly the Americans seized 42 5-81 positions at Wonbung. five miles southwest of the village of Chung- 00 3-i Sec ClIINJi; on Page 7 Jakob A. Malik LAKE SUCCESS. Aug. 2. tit*Beaten in his first attempt as Security Council president to oust Nationalist China. Soviet Delegate Jakob A .Malik comes back tor another try today. He was defeated decisively, K votes to 3. bill he didn't wait: out yesterday. Instead, he remained to trade bitter words with U. .3. and Chinese delegates in a long, wrangling council session, and to accuse the U, S. of leading "naked aggression" against Asian peoples In Korea, Chi•in, Indochina and the Philippines. Malik Stayed Anyway The Jact that he stayed, instead of walking out on the Chinese question as he did when he was bentcn lust January, strengthened a belief that Russia Is back In the U. N.. ill least tor the rest o[ Malik's August term as president. He called another meeting today (at 2 p.m. EST) to continue a wrangle over what should be on the agenda. Yesterday's session wiw devoted entirely to jiusliiig over th» unseating oi the Chinese Nationalists and over what subjects should be discussed, and In what order. Sir Senegal N. Ran of India, one of the three who voted to oust Nationalist China, said after ye.-ter- day's meeting that he regarded it a "good omen" that Malik announced a meeting for today and. apparently would attend it. UN Korean Act Hit Malik wound up yesterday's three-hour council meeting by attacking the U.N. Korean action. He asserted that peace In Korea must be considered along with the question of seating the representntive of (lie Communist Chine,5i: regime. The Russian deputy foreign minister, somewhat uale and speaking In a husky voice, denounced the Korean action in answer to insistence of U.S. Delegate Warren R. Atistin that the agenda give priority to a U.S. resolution designed to keep Korean conflict from spreading. The resolution was prc.ientei' SM SOVltT on Faj* T

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