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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 118 Blytheville Daily Nem BlythevlU* Courier Mississippi valley Lmder Blythevllle Herald THE DOUINAKT MfWaFAiMI CT HOTTM* rT AMCAUm *NP XXmnCAJT MSSOOm BlATHEVir.LE. ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST T, 1950 TEN PAGES War Briefs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS T Hi pi no Troops Offered SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ARMY, MARINES PUSH REDS 4 MILES MANILA— The Philippine* government offered today to send immediately to Korea a fully-trained, fully-equipped regiment of 5.000 combat infantry. This marked a sharp change in policy. President Quirino announced the offer to General MacArthur shortly after the Philippines Congress had approved dispatching the troops at its own expense. Norway Fund Bill Eyed OSLO — A government proposal that Norway appropriate the equivalent of $35. 125.000 more lor de- tense purposes will be presented to King Haakon VII on Aug. 25, Premier Einar Oehardsen has disclosed. Oelvardsen said the funds will be spent over the next 30 months. The proposal follows a request by the United States that its North Atlantic Pact allies indicate steps they can take to bolster Western defense. France Ups War Outlay PARIS— France today announced she will spend the equivalent of 15.710.000,000 on rearmament in the _next three years. ^ The announcement made plain that the French government expects British and American to join in forming Europe's m&in ground force. Gen. Turner to Formosa TAIPEr, Formosa — Maj. Gen. Howard Turner, commander of the U.S. 13th Air Force, hn.s set nil" a liaison office in the Chinese Rationalist Air Force headquarters building here. Turner flew here several d^ys ago from Clark Field in the Philippines. Hoarding Declines NEW YORK— "The impulse to hoard has considerably subsided and business is back to normal" in the city and upstate New York, a food dealer's association reports. The statement — based on a survey — was. made yesterday by Edward A. Hausman, .executive secie- • ^' >-- v HARRIMAN GREETS MacARTHUR—W. Averell Harriman (right) special assistant to President Truman, is greeted by General Douglas MacArthur upon his arrival in Tokyo shortly before his flight to the Korean front. (AP Wirephoto from Army Radiopholo). ' the>AJlboro-Riii-Fruit eialton. "There -is no shorta Arkansas Co-Op Attorney To Address REA Meeting Thomas Filzhugh, attorney for the Arkansas-Slate-Wide Coopera live, will give the principal address tomorrow when the Mississippi Coun ty Electric Cooperative Inc., holds its lltli annual meeting at Walkc Park fairground, S. E. Seagraves, secretary of the board, today announced. R_eRistrtition for the all-day event+ is to begin at 10:30 a.m. with an appliance exhibit and show. 4-H Club demonstrations, an audience participation contest and a business meeting being slated to round out the day's activities. e 3f ^fiiiy food and no shortage,'.- Hausernan said. Warns Draft Delinquents : NEW YORK^Draft' delinquents were warned by the New York FBI office last night that they face possible prison terms. About 24 per cent of the men called by Seiective Service in the New York City area have failed to appear for examinations. Ed\%'ard Scheldt, special FBI agent, said willful violators may be subject to live years in prison and a $10,000 line. 277 Reporting War TOKYO — The Far East Command said today 271 accredited ror- respondents from 19 countries have been assigned to report the Korean war. Compared with the 77 correspondents accredited to the FAT East ^Command on June 25. when the ^P&ed invasion of South Korea started, the figure represent. 1 ; a 250 per cent increase. The United States tons the list with 156. Reds Shell British Ship HONG KONG.—Chinese Communist shore batteries Tired today on the 5.000-ton British freighter Hangsang. Two ship's officers were wounded by fragmentation. The shelling was about 15 miles south of Hong Kong in the same general area where five small shells were fired yesterday at the American freighter Steel Raver. •The;--county' organi?.atioH r -now is composed of 3.751 members, maintains 782 miles of ejectrical lines and has $1,00,000 in assets, Mr. Seagraves said. Plans call for a business meeting discussion of Cooperative activities during the past year with other items on the agenda being as follows: 1) Reports of officers, directors and committees. 2t Election of 11 directors of the Cooperative. 3) Consideration of applications for membership by various applicants. Prizes to Be Awarded A total of 115 attendance and door prizes are to be given. Mr. Seagraves said, with the largest being an .electric range and two washing machines. The appliance exhibit and show are to begin at 10 o'clock while 4-H Club demonstrations are scheduled for the same time In a tent at the park. Harry Oswald, executive manager or the State-Wide Cooperative is to conduct an audience participation contest with the winner being in line for a floor lamp prize. The winner will be selected on the basis of two-minute talks on "What this Electric Cooperative Means to Me." Kiev-en directors will be selected from the following as chosen by the nominating committee: P. A. Rogers of Dlytheville. Charles R. Coleman of Osceola, Tom Callis of Luxma. B. B. Thrclkeld of Manila. Charles Lutes of Blytheville, John P. Bcarden of Lcachville. J. B Johnson of Etowah. Lloyd Shelton ^ of Lepanto, W. E. Hagen of Huff man. Claude Duncan of Half Moon and C. W. Oarrigan of Blythcville Inductee List Witt Be Made Public Aug. 16 Names of ' Mississippi County men called for pre-induction examinations under the county's present quota of 100. will not be announced until Aug. 16. Misi Rosa Saiiba, clerk of the Mississippi County Draft Board said this morning. Miss Snlibn stated that she had been notified by the State Selective Service Office in Little Rock that names of men called for pre- induction examinations could no be made public until the date the men leave for induction center In past years, Miss Saiiba said, it has been the policy to make public the names of men called for pie-induction examinations at least one week prior to the time that they left for induction center but this policy has now been discontinued. Intelligence Set-Up Is Hit By Senators Evidence Cited Of 'Faults' in System in Use WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.— (AP)—Two Senators who cited evidence of what they called faulty military intelligence said today there may be a need for some broad changes in the intelligence set-up. Senator Bridges (R-NH) told a reporter he thinks all the availabl Information shows that this country was caught napping by the Com munist invasion of South Korea. H> s.iid he will suggest that a Senat Armed Services Investigating sub committee of which he is a mem ber look into intelligence opera lions with a view to suggesting chan Kes. Senator Byrd (D-Va). like Brid ges a member of the full Armei Services Committee, said events c the last few weeks have indicated t him that some drastic revisions i military espionage operations ough to be undertaken. Asks Reorganization "The whole intelligence setu probably ought lo be reorganize' on a war basis." he said In a sepa rate interview. Bridges said he hopes intelllgenc reports Irom other parts; of the worli are evaluated more effectively thai were those from Korea. The Senate Appropriations Com mittee inquired briefly Into the na ture of intelligence reports from Korea a few days after the Com munist Invasion. Rear Admiral R H. nillenkoetter. director of th Central Intelligence Agency, sai then hts agency has reports dat ing back a lull year to show lha North" K6fea""was massing troop and equipment along the border. But Hillenkoetter said his agcnc merely passed these reports on Ix other government department without evaluating them. Byrd said he is particularly dis lurbed because American militar leaders apparently thought the Nor th Koreans had committed most o their troops to the fighting 10 day ago but now find that additional Communist, reserves have been poured into the battle. Cite* Confidence Without referring to intelligence reports, Senator Tydings (D-Md) said in a week-end radio broadcast that top military leaders are confident,, despite the evident ability of the North Koreans to concentrate more and more troops, that Communist advances in Korea have been slowed down. But Tydings. chairman of the Armed Services Committee, added that "there's still a long way to go and there's bloody fighting ahead.' WHKRR V. S. TROOPS ATTACK—Open arrows above show the general location of today's offensive against the North Korean Communists, represented by the black ill-rows. U. S. forces were reported to be about 15 miles cast of Chinju (1) after a drive of nearly two miles. Earlier artillery duels in the central sector (21 have blossomed into a Communist offensive north of Ihis point. (AP Wirephoto Map). U.S. Troops Clash Head-On with Reds In First Offensive TOKYO, Tue«lay, Au,. 8. (API-American Marines and Dnurh- boy, bl.sled forward .„ .slimmed four miles „„ the southernmost front In K u re, Monday In (heir first offensive of the six-weeks-old war The Ihree-oronied American attack which began Monday (Korean llmel was continuity today In a jlow-dll/lcull battle aealnsl a with trlng harratt of North Korean artillery and morlar fire A bottleneck that blocked the Marines' «-lon I'crshlnj tank, ,,) n<tay Ju5l „.„, „, Chlndonf lmiare ,, t|j , htA htca St. Francis Drainage Project Vote Postponed Until Oct. 3 Officials have postponed a special electioivon the proposed ?51,100,000 flood control and drainage project in..the-;St. Fraricis [liver Basin, C. G/Hodman of Blythcville, secretary ol Drainage District 17 announced today. • he out»< <„ Broken^ TOKYO, Aug. 7. (AP)-U. S. Marines and Army in- rnllo?", 10 ! 1 , 0 ''' 1 ^' 1 , 0111 ° n * ^-mile-wide front today and ££r?R. RCd lrOOPS bilCk " CaHj ' IW ° ""'"-I" .South. "' ilfi Hie first American offensive iifter five biller m,,,,/ 1 *"', 1 9 '°° 0 A'noricans and some Soulh Korean commando units \verc tin-own into Ihe atlnck Sixih nriri • Chlsl !f tl ' h i c " d i"°1 with U '° C1 ' ilek Norlh KOTean Si.UI Division. It is backed by the Red First Division The two total around 15,000 men "laiuu. uie As the big push started, W. Averell Harriman, special foreign at. com^d" cr to rresi " eru T ™ *"•* • *»•" »« -nm^ ^"^d^nrn'"^^:"':: had , T?' ~ m , slic ,, Kcrean olrlclat » very cheerful and optl- The offensive ,,„,! been under way only » short time when B 29s some of Ihem I™, „,„„ six days o,,t of the Un.led Slates plastered Pyongyang. North Korean capita,, and the Industria! city if Won n with S « tons of bomb., This was the b, 6B est sln B ,e blow del thus ffnr by the B-20s. In the latest official field report Monday on the new allied offensive a U.S. Eighth Army communique released at 8:35 . p.m. (4:35 am. CSI) said: "The attack launched this morn- Ing by tl, c 25th Division and the Marine brigade advanced about 3 000 yards today on a broad front StronK resistance was met with U.S. forces infllc" The election date has been chang-i to be approximately $91,100,000 for ed from Sept. 26 to Oct. 3 due to | (he first pnrt, and urohnb!? 530,000,- Sovbeons CHICAGO. Aug. 1. M-j — Soybeans: High Low Close Nov 250S 2-15--, S49-49 Jan 252'i 248'i 251-51 255'i 251 256 252', 3 256 May Arkansas forecast: Fair this af- ttcrnoon. tonight and Tuesday. Not FAIR much change in temperatures .Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight Tuesday generally fair; somewhat warmer east tonight. LOW tonight 65-70; high Tuesday. In the mid 80's. Minimum this morning—64. Maximum yesterday—96. Minimum Sun. morning—84. Maximum Saturday—64. Sunset today—6:57. Sunrise tomorrow—5:!5. Precipitation « hours to 1 a m. today—none. Total since Jan. Mean temperature (midway between hi^h and low)—00. Norn-il moan tempcraluer Aug.-80.3. New York Stocks Closing quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Inl Harvester J C Penney Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum .... Studcbaker Standard of N J 33 1-a 42 1-8 89 5-8 29 1-3 16 1-2 21 1-2 30 1-S Twenty-five Mississippi County men arc scheduled to leave for Little Rock Aug. 1C for prc-induc- lion examinations with an additional 35 to leave Aug. 21 and 40 more on Aug. 24. Tydings also said that the western powers, with "a large (U.S.) stockpile of atomic bombs as compared with what Russia likely has." probably enjoy "great predominance" over the Soviets in alrpower. Mississippi County Politicos Eye West in Tomorrow's Vote County politico^ tomorrow will turn their eyes westward in the Democratic runoff primary as Mississippi County electors focus their attention on the contest between incumbent E. C. Flccman and chal- Isngcr W. p. Wells, both of Manila. for the office of state representative. Post No. 4. This is the only office of county level which is at stake In tomorrow's election. All other county races either were decided in the July 25 primary or will go to unopposed candidates. Other local Interest will center on Graham Sudbury and W. Leon Smith, both of Blythevllle. who arc seeking nomination to the 12th District chancellorship. These men are seeking the Second Division Chancery Court position now held by C. M. Buck of Blythcville. Chancellor Buck is not eligible to run as a candidate for re-election as he was appointed to the position. Two Olbcr Contests Only two other contested offices Will bp r.arrlpH r\n Inrtinrrnn-'c hal- ot and both of these Involve state supreme court positions. R. B. McCulloch of Forrest City and Paul Ward of Batesvllle, who emerged as finalists from the preferential primary are seeking Position No. 3 while LefTel Gentry and Sam Robinson, two Little Rock men will vie for Post No. 4. ' They also are survivors of the July 25 primary Jesse Taylor, chairman of the County Democratic Central Committee, has announced that the same clerks and judges will serve at the same polling places as were used In the July 25 election. Blytheville polling places tomorrow will be: Ward One — Seay Motor Company 121 East Main, and City Hall. Ward Two-Got! Hotel, 415 Wcs Main, nnd Phillips Motor Company Fifth and Walnut. Ward Three— No. 1 Fire Station 1900 West Main. Ward Four — Moore Bros. Store West Highway 18. Farm Price Increases Probed WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. (AP)—The Department of Agriculture Is pressing an Investigation of sharp rises in farm commodity prices to determine whether unlawful speculation Is involved. J. M. Mehl, administrator of the department's Commodity Exchange Authority (CEA), said last night that particular attention is being given to the soybean market, Mehl said some traders have been handling as much as 1.000,000 bushels of soybeans a day. Secretary or Agriculture Brannan lias called much cf the current speculation "excessive and unrestrained." He ssld last week some profit-hungry speculators are trying to cash In at the expense of the war effort. Mehl said his ngency is following up a preliminary report on which Brannan based his blast. Unopposed Cindidates Unopposed candidates who are seeking re-election Include the following: Circuit Judge Zal B. Harrison of Blythcville i (First Division, Second Judicial District), Circuit Judge Charles W. Lleht of Paragould (Second Division). Prosecuting Attorney H. Q. Partlow of Blytheville. State Rep. Jimmie Edwards of Blytheville, St. Rep. L. H. Autry of Burdcttc, County Judge Roland Green ot Blythcville, County Treasurer Frank Whitworth of Blytheville, Miss Elizabeth Blythe, of Blytheville. county clerk; T»x Assessor Herbert Shippen of Osceola, Circuit clerk Harvey Morris of Blythevllle, County Coroner E. M. Holt ol Blyihcvllle and County Surveyor W. D. Cobb ol BlythertU*. conflict with Mississippi County school elections which are to he held on the date formerly scheduled, Mr. Redman said. Object of the project Is lo con- rol the flood waters of the St. •'rancis River, provide an outlet 'or the drainage ditches in the en- ire Levee District and protect the ower end of Ihe tlislrlct from over- low by backwater from the Mississippi River. Landowners to Vote Landowners in all counties comprising the St. Francis Levee Dist- -Ict are eligible to vote on this mat- ,er, In which they have been asked to approve or disapprove of the vast project and also to approve or disapprove of the St. Francis Levee District as the organization to represent them In the execution of the project. It will Improve drainage and flood control In more than 1,200,000 acres of land. The latter Is involved primarily In the maintenance of the levees, ditches and other w'orks which arc to be constructed by the federal government In the St. Francis River Valley. Flood waters from this river almost annually destroy crops, property and cause vast expense due to the closing of roads and highways, the St. Francis Levee Board and drainage district officials have pointed out. 50 Per Cent Efficiency A great deal of this drainage has been attributed to poor outlets with some of the ditches receiving poor maintenance thus lowcrlm their efficiency to about 50 per i of maximum. 'Hie backwater area in the valley'. lower area ts said to suffer Irom floods both from the St. Francis jand the Mississippi Rivers and is badly in need of protection. In order to secure necessary funds !or the Job. the East Arkansas F~ood Control Association has sponsored a plan adopted by the U.S. government. New Pumpinjr. Station By this plan, levees will be provided, cut-o/fs will slratghtcn the St. Francis by about 30 miles, main tributaries will be cleaned, a second channel will be provided cast of the main channel and a pumping station and multiple culvert will be set up in the lower end of the valley. Cost of this project to the U.S. Is 100 for the second part. The cost o the people In the district Is 'slimatcd at $125,000 per year. Property owners within the St. Francis District will be required to naintain levees and main channels vhile the pumping plant Is to be iicrated by the U. S. Engineers. The plan for Ihu proposed work las been filed at the Levee EJoard Office at West Memphis by the ^orps of Engineers and Is open to nspcction. Those entiled to vole In the Oct. 3 special election are those persons who own real property within the Levee District wi'.h each levee taxpayer and corporation or partnership to have one vote. Voting places will he: Lcachville — General Insurance Jo. office. Manila — City Hall Osceola — Court House. Blylheville — City Hall. Joiner — Farmers Gin Office. Kelscr — Keiscr Supply Co. store Wilson — Wilson Tavern. Soybean Officials Plan Talks at Meet Here George M. str.-iycr, secretary-treasurer of the American Soybean Association and I'nul C. Hughes, field service director for the association, will be principal speakers at a'meeting of soybean producers and buyers here Wednesday night. Barber Held For Burglary Of Pool Hall Sheriff William Berryman said this morning that Louie l^db^ltcr, 41-year-old Blythcville barber. Is being held In the county Jail here after his reported confessions to t.he burglary of the Pastime Billiard Parlor. Lcdbelter was arrested by Craighead County officers Friday when he reported for work at a barber .shop in Nettleton. He was returned to nlythcvllle Saturday. Sheriff Berryman suited that Lcdbetter admitted burglarizing the billiard parlor which wa.s entered last Wednesday night Between S20 and $50 was reporicd taken at tlie time nf the burglary. Ledbettcr, according to Shcrilf Rerryman. also admitted cnlcrini the same bill! Approxlma taken then. Alter his return lo Jail J50 was found hidden In one ot Lcdbctlcr's shoes, Sheriff Berryman said. Mr. Straycr will come to the Hly- thcvlllp, meeting directly from Washington where he has been conferring with top agriculture officials on how the Korean war may effect the soybean markets. The meeting will be held at the Court House here starting at 8 o'clock. Theme of the meeting wil be "Better Markets for Your Soybeans. " Mr. Straycr and Mr. Hughes wll lead discussions on the present soybean market conditions and how they can be bettered. 'Hie object of the meeting is to ascertain why .southern-grown soybeans bring" lower market price than beans grown In northern and mid-western states. Oil mill managers, soybean brokers and exporters from all parts of the south and mid-west have been invited to attend the meeting which is being sponsored by the American Soybean Association and the Mississippi county Farm Bureau. Soybean buyers visiting Blytheville to attend the meeting Wednesday night will meet at the Rustic Inn at 11 a .m. Wednesday for tnru»t of thrtr own toward Pusan .5'rnlcs east of the kickoff place fflr the United Nations drive hit Me American right flank hard On the northern front, the Com- nunlsU began a new offensive south of Ycchon, the Eighth Army communique said. Allied South Kor enns wore engaged In seyere fiKht- ng there. The big American push plowed nto two North Korcnn divisions In the rugged coastal country of the southern sector. The attack was made from the village of Kognn 15 air miles west of Pusan, the main US. seaport on the southeastern tin of the peninsula. I'he blow wns punched out by thp Army's 35th nnd Fifth Regimental combat teams, the Fifth- Marine reinforced regiment of the First Marine Division and some South Korean commando units. The United Nations offensive force had more than Q.OOO men In it. The Americans hit the Reds a (•rime blow to start the offensive First a curtain of steel was laid down by artillery for 20 minutes Next fighter planes strafed and rocketed the North Korean Communist lines. Then the Infantrymen leaped out ot their foxholes and took out at the enemy N'avy Planes Give Support Carrier-based planes supported land planes in the air attack on the Reds, who were caucht Just before trying to jump off on a counter- ittacfc of their owii. 'Hie offensive besnn at G:30 am '3:30 p.m. EST Sunday!. The attacking Tj.N. troops lim?ed from the cnst and southeast toward the main road between Chinsjam and Rcrt-l'-l-l Olii'iju. 55 milrs wcH Sec KOIJKA on I'3 E c 10 mi „ , , C " LCr • '""< hc <">-™etln, r . Ed m nl?n o 3 " l "i nparl0rl!l . 5 V, n0ntn - !ciirmh<;rsvilIc - M«" wi " s «». as tcly »20 reportedly -.vas chairman for Uils mcctlne. . At the night meeting Harold Ohlendorf of Grlder. resident of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, will serve as chairman. N. O. Cotton Dec. Open . 3691 . 35M Hi:rh IXKV i 37I12 3680 37 CG 3682 Mch 3594 37f8 36S5 May lira? 3700 368I July 3<MS 3Hl 3636 3692 3649 New York Dec. . Mch. . May . July . Oiicn Hi5h Iy->w Close .... 3705 3710 369D 3710 3711 3717 3G95 3(08 3713 3718 37CO 3V1I .... 37119 Mil 3692 3708 3065 36C8 3554 3658 Truman Seems Certain to Get Broad Powers WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. CAP) — President. Truman appeared certain today to get broad powers tt> 00[« with crisis-born Inflation trends, hut ConRreRs \va.s trotting over how to gr;t them U) him. The Senate Banking Committee met today lo try to untangle a legislative knot that blocked action last week. The House Banking Committee waited to see what the Senate com- mlttw would do. It had colled a meeting but postponed it until tomorrow. But II still will have lime to act In' advance o( tomorrow's HOUM MMion. To give Its committee time to work out a compromise, the House tossed aside the controversial control", bill until tomorrow after having spent almost .ill of last week gelling nowhere. Its leaders said they were confident now that a compromise would be forthcoming in time tor House passage Wednesday. Spokesmen for the disputing groups which have held up action said they were ready to come to terms. Some Agreement I.ikrly The terms on which they seemed licalc materials and jay who has first call on them. (2i Invoke wage anil price controls. (31 Order rn- tluntng of scarce miUch.ils. (41 Make government loans to spur production and (5) Control the extension of credit. This Is more than Mr. Truman asked but he has Indicitcd willingness to accept it all if Congress doesn't make the legislation too rigid for his taste. Specifically, he says he doesn't want a bill which would automaltcnlly impose wage ar.d price controls once the cost of likely to agree would give the Prcsl- ] living lias leached 5 per cent or so controls dent stand-by authority to: U> Al-| above lr» June 15 level. He holds i foolbJl), that would be an Invitation to i, 5 per cent rise. The House, which voted for a mandatory automatic control provision and then reversed Itself, appeared ready to let the President have his way on that s'ibject. The Senate Banking Committee has voted to give the President the free hand lie asked on this. However, Senator Lyndon Johnson (D-Tex) said yesterday that without the automalfc feature tied to living costs. "I r.m afraid that may become a political

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