The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 28, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 28, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER *ntC DOkilNAMT UVU70D A-BWm SN« U^NKjtw^^A «». *-.-_.-____ , VOL.-XLVI—NO. 13« Blythevllte Dally N»* BlytruviU* Courier Blyth«vtll« V4lley -^- ~-^—-^ ~^^^V ^^^B -^^^^^M TH* POUINANT HEWgPAyMt Of NORTinaST ARKAIMA* AMP •OOTHM^T mMOTOt _gLYTHBVIU,E,.ARKANSAS. MONDAY. AUGUST 28, 1960 Shove Back Allies IINGLR COPIES FIVE CENT* w GPS TRAIN SOUTH KORKANS-U. s. First Cavalry Division Infantrymen, each paired off with a Soulh Korean soldier, help train their allies during combined combat training in Korea. Soldier teams practice firing from concealed positions in rice paddy in conjunction with medium tank. (AP Wirephoto). 29 Missco Army Reservists To Report for Physical Exams Twenty-nine Mississippi County Army reservists have been ordered to report for physical examinations, Col. H. V. Logsden, unit instructor, Joiiesboro Military District Or ganized Reserve Corps, said today. ' Provided the calls lead to tours* of active duty, the move will deal' a blow to Blytheville High School's faculty. Slated to report for physical checks are Basketball Coach James R. Fisher, a master sergeant In the infantry, and science Instructor Robert C. McGraw, a captain.- Colonel Logsden also announced that Earl Null, Junior high school principal, has been commissioned in the reserve. ' He is, Colonel Logsden said, a second lieutenant in the armored division. He has not been ordered to.renort for * physical-/exarnirti- ---. 25 enlisted men who are to report to Hot Springs' Army-Navy General Hospital Wednesday in• elude seven Blytheville men and five from Osceola. Thtse from Blytheville follow: Billy W. Kennedy. Bon 955; James R. Fisher. 701 Monltrie Drive; William R. Gee. 921 South Lake. Street; Johnny D. Mick, 917 Anderson; Finis M. Hardy. 2325 Rose; Tom B. Miller, 1109 Hearn; and Benny J. VanCleve, 114 North 21st. , Following Is the remainder of the list issued from Colonel Logsden's office: Osceola Samuel R. Slayton. W. M. Cole, James C. Carthon, Argle D. Hill, Charles C. Cannon. Manila W. H. McGrew. Hubert E. Hines, WillUm A. Kirby. LeachviVJe Norman.E. Gidcomb, Thomas W. Middleton, W. L. Carter, Dewitt F. Carman, Elmer L. Priest, Walter W. « 'Ior. Luxora arold A. Permentcr. James A. Segar, Guilford p. Gay. Dell Otis H. Austin. Dyess Irvin P. Carmichael. Others cp.lied included Henry W. Tjovelady, Knobel Herschel D. Wilson. Blytheville. Rl. 2: and Hugh G. Parrlsh. Blytheville. Rt. 3. Soybeans Nov. Jsn. Mar. May High 2.50 '.i .... 2.52 >; .... 2.55 25fi 'i Low 2.47 ?, 2.4S "i 2.52 ',; 2,54 '.i Close 2.40-49 2.S1 V, 2.54 ', 2.55 '/, Packard Strike Ends As Raise Is Granted DETROIT, Aug. 28. (JT>— Another important automobile producer— Packai-d—got into step with the Industry's developing higher wage structure today. Packard, giving terms following the. General Motors ••formula," boosted its pay nine'cents sn hoqr to settle the 13-day-old strike of .its.8,000.workeis. ._ ' •*• Agreement was reached - in the*—: '. - • 1^ early hours today with Ihe OfO f-, , Measurement Of Crops Due To End Soon Auto Workers after near night-long negotiations. The union and Packard agreed to a five-year contract which follows almost to the letter the historic pact entered into earlier this year by General Motors and the UAW. The settlement,' following hard upon Chrysler's *25,000,000 annual pay boost of last week, shaped more clearly the general pay picture for tht big auto industry. Only Ford among the industry's "big three"—Ford, •' Chrysler and GM—remains outside this picture. Recently Ford rejected a union bid to talk wages. Although there has been no confirmation, the UAW and Ford are said to have been in consultation of late, however. Ford's contract with the UAW does not expire until Jan. 1. It Is assumed now without, dispute that the union will press now throughout the industry for wage deals like that of GM, Chrysler and Packard. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this aflernorn. lo-.ilglil and TUC5- RAINY day with a few scattered thundershowers. Not much change In temperature. Missouri forecast: Local thundershowers cast and south Ihis afternoon and tonight; continuing Tuesday; low tonight middle GO'S; high Tuesday 80 east and south. Minimum this morning—69. Maximum yesterday—82. Minimum Sunday morntug—69. Maximum Saturday—86. Sunset today—-6: 32. Sunrise tomorrow—5:30. Precipitation 2-1 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—47.71. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—80.5. Normal mean temperature for August—80.2. This Hale I,a»i y Mr Minimum this morning—70 Maximum yesterday—OS, Precipitation Jan. i to this date —37.J1. - Russia Hits War Criminal Policy MOSCOW, Aug. 28. (£>)— Russia today announced a second protest against General MacArthur's policy of clemency for Japanese war criminals. The official Soviet news agency Tass said, a Russian note of protest h.icl been delivered to the U.S. State Department Friday In Washington. MacArthur. the note said. In setting up a. parole system for the war criminals "exceeded his prerogatives and violated agrecd-upon decisions concerning japan." The note demanded that the U. s. government rescind MacArthur's clemency decree of last March 1. N. O. Cotton May July Open High Low Close . 3603 3S20 3805 MIT 3820 3823 3819 3322 3847 3852 3846 38-19 3t4i 38 « 3 8, 16 33^ 3198 3805 379* 3SOO Floyd C. Crouch, senior field assistant of the Production and Marketing Administration said this morning that measuring of Mississippi County's cotton and other al- loted crops under the provisions of the government's marketing quota, probably would be completed this week, weather permitting. Measuring of the crops began last June and it was estimated at the time that the measuring work would consume all of July and August. Mr. Crouch stated that measuring crews liked only a few acres of completing their work and that his office was about ready to start issuing market cards lo the planters. So far, Mr. Crouch said, small overplanU have, been found on about 200 farms throughoul the county. None or the overplanU; Involved many acres. The largest has been 10 acres. The majority of the overplanl cases. Mr. Crouch said, involved from three-tenths of an acre to an acre and a half. A meeting o/ ginners and ouyers of North .Mississippi County has been called for 10 a.m. tomorrow. he said, for the discussion ol the procedure of handling cotton under the acreage allotment regulations. A similar meeting was to be held hi Mis ers. Osccola this morning for South --"Ippi County ginners and buy- New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T Ainer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel . Chrys'er Coca Cola "". '*'.'.' Gen Electric ..... GUI Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Haivester J C Pel.ney Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum . Studebaktr Standard of N J Texas Corp . . .. Sears O S steel ".'.'... 153 3-8 64 1-2 3-1 41 3-4 67 3-4 12.1 47 589 1-8 H 1-2 30 1-8 59 1-4 38 3-8 17 1-8 22 1-8 30 3-4 80 3 71 345 131 7- Installation of Photostat Machine In Circuit Clerk's Office Begins Installation of a new pholoslat machine In the office of Circuit Clerk Harvey Morris got under way this morning. Workers began construction of a partition in Hie luom just east of the circuit clerk's office, where Ihe ne« machine Is to be set up. This partition will separate the room Inlo two parts, one of which will be used by Its present occupant. Count}' 01«k ElUabeth Blj'tlw for recording purposes and the other In which the new machine will be installed. Also to be constructed Is a dark room where members of Mr. Morris' All court iecords slallatlon of the pleled will be made In form. Mr. Morris staled. The maclilnr IF. expected after In- Pohang Area Sags Under Pressure as North Front Blazes By HKL.MAN MORIS TOKYO, Tuesday, Aug. 29. (At')—The Korean Reds drove back the riijlil wing of the Allied defense line on Korea's east coast Monday, then lost some of IheiY gains io South Korean counler-pnsli. But they, were maintaining —**-"•• *-~"•".-i i'uo*i. i>nL iney- were maim strong pressure on the Pohanjf sector Monday night. In a dispatch filed at midnight*- "'«'"-• Monday from Pohang, AP Correspondent Tom Lambert said that flflci having lost considerable ground, mileage undisclosed, the Sonlh Koreans edged back northward late Monday In an attempt to lift (he sagging defense line. They had American air. artillery and naval gunfire support. Lambert said the South Koreans had reached the southern edge of a broad volley leading towards Ktg- ye. 10 miles northwest of Pohang but the Reds still held Kigye and were reported making new aggressive moves after dark Monday. U.S. piloLi said the whole northern front—east and west from (he NakUmg River to the east coast was aflame. The most severe fighting was before Pohang on the Sea of Japan east coast, and 22 miles north of TaeRU near the Red-held village of Uihung. Red Infiltration Seen Rnl Infiltrators were »een behind South Korean tints north of Taegu. The Reds were 2Ji miles out t>f Polianj. AP Correspondent Hal Boyl« at Pohanir, 6.1 miles north of Ihe main allied port of Puftah, reported a U.S. cruiser and three destroyers joined land irfillerr I" pounding the advancing Reds. But Ihe N'orlh Koreans advanced In the leeth of Ihe fire. General MacXi'lhur's headquarters, whose announcements generally are behind Held reports, said in iti Korean summary early Tuesday that enemy pressure continued in Ihe Pohang-Klgye area with no stem/leant, .changes. . _,*>. ... , The summary said » Red company penetrated Ihe South Korean Sixth Division's sector on the north-central front northeast of Wewp.g but was forced to withdraw to tiie vicinity of Sansong. IR miles northeast of Taegu. Details were not disclosed. Te Reds won Pohang earlier this month in n surprise attack. They lost it a few days later to counterattacking Allied troops. The United Nations, troops drove them nine miles north from whence they sprang back to the offensive that has carried them to the gates of the No. 2 east coast port in South Korea. .-... Correspondent Boyle reported TJ. 3. infantry, powerfully supported, by armor, moved Into position to backstop the South Koreans trying to hold Pohang. Heavy Fishtlnj; S«n U. S. Fifth Air Force pilot observers reported heavy fighting from Waegwan, 13 miles northwest of ,T»cgu, all the way to the east coast—45 airline miles. The pilots said the Red drive was going strong. The South Koreans fought stub- Set POHAXG on Page 12 — MacArthur Sees Pacific Defense as Peace Key TB Association Holds Quarterly Meeting Here Seven members o[ the Executive Committee of the Mississippi Coiln- ^ Tuberculosis Association attended a Quarterly meeting held this morn- nese The Unite.! Stales lias no armed force* on Formosa, but the U. s. 28 Arkansani on Caiualty List — Missco Man Is Listed As Korean War Casualty WASHINGTON, Aug. '28. <,iy-Tlic brother of x Leachvilie woman was among 28 more ArKansans 'A-.IO were listed by the Department of Defense today ».s Korean war cnsimltles. He Is pfc. J. c. Pain, brother of Doroihy Kiplinger, and was classed as "missing" in action 1 ' by the Defense Department communique. Pour Mlssom-lans also are llslcd on u current casualty report They are Col. Roy Simmons, son of Mrs. ora Simmons, Box 12. Cooler, who the Army said died of wolljldi received | n Korea. Listed as wounded were Pfc. Tommy a. Blackburn, son of Bob T. Blackburn, Rt. ,, Lilbourn; sgl. Daniel E. Gillis. husband of Mrs Catherine V. anils, Haytl; and Pfc. Chester B. Travis, son of M, 5 Sally Travis, Cooler. All Army peisonnel, the oilier Arkansans me: Killed in Action — Pfc. L. D. Young, .,on of Mrs. Alberta Young, Route 1, Box 307A Malvern. ' Wounded— Pvt. James E. Busbey, son of Robert Lee Busbey, Route' 3, Hector. Sgt. James A'. Croft, son of Mrs. Lula May Croft, Route 1 Bon 38, West Fork. • > • Cpl. Audrey J. Foster, brother of Miss Bessie Warner, 3206 S Monroe, Little Rock. . -. i >' Pfc. Billy Ray Frank,, SO n of Mrs. Dora Franks. Route 3' Gravett Pfc. Jesse Hatter-Jr., husband of Mrs. Bcinice Hatter, 1010 Ray-- mond, El Dorado. - . ; > Cpl. Steve L. Hill. MII of Mrs. Catherine Hill, 701 E. 3rd, Pine Bluff. ( Cpl. Arthur Lewis, nephew of Mrs. Myra Martin, 1B15 E 4th Little Rock. Pvt. Marion Massey McFarland, son of Jefferson Davis McPar- Set CASUAI/TV nn Pa»« u President Signs Bill For Old Age Insurance WASHINGTON,' AUJT. 28. WV-Prcsiclcnt Truman today signed a bill bringing lo.OOO.OOO additional persons under old age Insurance, calling it "an outstanding achievement." In a statement, the President declared: "Expanded coverage and Increased benefits In old age Insurance should now be matched by steps to strengthen' our unemployment Insurance system. | ns i n the office of Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive sc-cretary. In the Blytheville Coure House. " A committee consisting of William Wyatt. Mrs. Carroll Walson and Mrs. James Roy reported on the progres made pertaining their efforts to revise the constitution and by-laws if the organization. A general discussion was conducted on the value of the news pamphlet issued every two months by the County Association and It was decided to continue the paper. A letter from Ihe Osceola Health m e eoa ea •* Unit was read thanking the Association for a file recently presented for keeping tuberculosis Ihe Unit records. letter was also read from D. A. Curtis, director of the tuberculosis division of the State Board of Health at Little Rock, on a proposed mobile unit x-ray schedule for Mississippi County In February. A tentative schedule was drawn up for Dr. Cur- lls' approval. , The Committee set a goal ol tlS,- 000 for the coming Christmas seal drive. Mrs. Redman announced that all local seal chairmen for 1950 had been selected. Chester Danehowrr was selected to be the County Seal Chairman for the third straight year. The Committee voled to place & tuberculosis booth at. the fair In September and also sponsor a float Members sllendinz the f<?«ifrm K , thts "omlng inc ffi Mr.. cVr ol" photoiUt Watson. Mrs. W. H. Peaw, Joe Evans. Hays Sullivan. Sieve Ralph. "At the time, we urgently need a system of Insurance against loss of wages through temporary or permanent disability. "Thcic and other vital Improvements in our social security b,ws are needed in addition to thu act which 1 have signed today "I shall continue to urge action on this unfinished business and 1 know that the committees of Coil- gri'« are now preparing to sive these matters serious, consideration." Amendment Attacked Mr. Truman slacked as "very unfortunate" the so-called "Knowland Amendment" sponsored by Senator Knowland (R-Calif) which Ihe Senate added as a rider. I'.e impressed hope Congress will 'recon- sider this ill-advised provision." This U a provision which administration spokesman contend would if.strlcl the authority of Secretary of Labor Tobin to withhold unemployment compensation funds ii-om .Hate.'; failing to meet federal standards. Taxes Due Jan. I The million.? of additional workers will come under the old 13" benefit program and begin paying payroll taxes next January. 1. Persons now retired will slait getting bigger checks a few weeks hence in October. 'ITic new law also more than doubles payroll taxes over the nc*t 20 years, to help pay for the larger benefit'.. The payroll taxes will Increase from S2.500.000.000 this year to about $7.800.030,00 in 1Q10 ' Seventh fleet has been patrolling the Formosa Strait to prevent an •men-threatened attack by Chinese that the Presi- Comrmmlsts, MncAilluir ssld Ulrtl, tile ZTCSI- dents June 27th order to carry out this patrol "marked for the Far East the focal and turning point in this area's struggle for freedom. Editor't Not* — Thi« cabled mtKtft from Gen. I'o'Ulas MacArthur originally was lit have been made In the ^ elerans of Knreljtn Wan encampment Msslon In Chicago hut later •VM withdrawn >l the direction of President Truman, who said 5-lch acllon was taken "lo avoid "infusion as to Hit United SUtes position." Therefore, •Cl.i-d* A. Lewis. Commander-in-chief of the. VFW, h«« advised lhal the me-wage will nol he read before Ihe VFW encampment »f.»ston, • nr me.vsatr was "prepared for pre»enUl| 0 n" hut never actually delivered. Railroads Maintain 'On-Time' Schedule under Army Control .... NORMAN WALKKR WASHINGTON, Aug. 2S. W;— The nation's railroads maintained on-time operations today under the Army's direction—but the labor dispute which had threatened lo halt the trains was sllll unsettled. The Army look over the rail system at « p.m. (EST) yesterday. This was on orders from President Truman, who lasl Friday ordered the railroad Industry seized by the government (o avert a nationwide strike. A half hour after Mr. Truman ordered seizure, the two strike- threatening unions called off their walkout scheduled for today. The labor groups—Ihe HrolhRr- railroads were put in charge of rail operations in various sections of the nation with the rank of Army colonels. H swept aside In one great monumental stroke all of the hypocrisy and the sophistry which has confused and deluded so many people distant from the actual scene." The commander In chief of the United Nations forces fighting In Korea described a "natural" defense line of Islands In the Pacific. Air Domination From tills line. Mac Arthur said, "we can dominate with air power every Asiatic, port from vladivostock Io Singapore." - • H e indicaled key spot" hi ' said "liistorl used as a sprl _ lary aggression rtlrecled against areas to the south." MacArthur salit Formosn, If held by the enemy, "could be compared to an unslnkable aircraft carrier and submarine tender Ideally located." ' . ' He expressed his military views a cable to the VFW, meeting In its 51st national encampment. The message was read by Clyde A. Lewis. VFW commander in chief. "Should Formosa Fall" The general declared that should Formosa fall. It "wouldn't constitute an enemy salient In the very center of this defensive pcrlmeler." "Its military potential would again be fuiiy exploited as the means to breach and neutralize our Western EMclfic defense system and mount a war of conquest against Ihe free nations of the Pacific basin." The general said he was voicing his views on Formosa "In view of misconceptions currently being voiced concerning the relationship of Formosa to our strategic po- lenllal in the Pacific." He said .the last war shifted our strategic, frontier "to embrace the entire pacific Ocean which has become a vast moat Io protect us as long as we hold It." Port Domination Seen MncArthur said we can dominate Asiatic ports from a chain o( Islands extending In an arc from the Alcu- tlons to the Marianas. He added: "Any predatory attack from Asin must be an amphibious effort. No amphibious force can be successful K'ilJi our control of (he sea lanes and the air over these lanes in Its avenue of advance. "Wilh naval ami air supremacy and modern ground elements Io defend bases, any major attack from continental Asia toward us or our friends of the Pacific would come to failure. "Our line of defense Is a natural otic and can be maintained with a minimum of military effort and expense. Properly maintained (itl would bo an Invincible defense against aggression, if we hold this line we may have peace—lose it war is Inevitable." T 'Formosa' Cable Put into Record By Republicans Truman'* Directive Sharply Criticized; Policy Is Restored - WASHINGTON.'Aug. 28.(AI )—Republicans put into Hie Concessional record to- 'lay Uie text of Gen. Douglas Mac Ai'llmi-s statement on formosa and sharply criti- :ixe(l President Truman for directing (.hat the general withdraw it, Republican Leader Ma.-ltn (Massl told the House It was "unfortunate" that the President sought to "sup- «ss the statement after MacArthur s ent it [„ ,, 1B Chicago encampment of veterans of Foreign WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. (/Pj- The white House said today that President Truman directed Gen. MacArlrmr to withdraw a statement on Formosa "to avoid confusion to the United States position " . MacAithur had sent a statement of his vlewsayhig;^rmpsa .must! , .„ ....riclravv iKs ] statement. . Ross Confirms Order Presidential Secretary Charles o. Ross confirmed today what had been surmised—that" Mr. "Truman himself ordered the withdrawal Ross told reporters: ."In order to avoid confusion «.i to .the U. S. position with respect to Formosa, the president directed IhaX the statement prepared by General MacArthur on this subject be withdrawn." Asked whether MacArlhur might be relieved of his command as a result of the incident, Ross said, "the Incident Is closed." Simultaneously w |th n, e announcement of Mr. Truman's action, the White House released a leller from the President to Warren Austin, U. S. representative in the United Nations, 'nils restaled the United Stales poslllon wllh reference to Formosa so that there will be "no misunderstanding," Truman's Slated Policy Mr. Truman's stated policy Is that Formosa must be neutralized so far as the Korean war Is concerned, but thfs country K-III make no commitment other than to block any Invasion attempt during th« current crisis. The White House did not elaborate on Ihe letter Mr. Truman sent lo Austin but a white House authority lold reporters: "In the field of foreign relation! See FORMOSA on l>ajje 13 and Attorney Names Three Reds In Repeat Communist Check WASHINGTON Aue 28 •<!• — Attorney Me Pr.ssman tc.'tlfifd 10- day that John Abt, Nathan Wilt and Chaj-lcs Kramer wer- fellow Communlsls with nim whe ,, j. - o —, - .,. U i.iiri -. w€re New Deal employers In the hood of Riilroad Trainmen and'carly 30's. 3 Urdu of Railway Conductors—said The 44-year old attorney former their 300.000 members will stay on lawyer in federal agencies and hlcr 8, eneral , counsel for Ihe CIO, denied that Alger Hiss was a- mcmVr of the Communist cell w hil« Pressman was m It. Pressman gave the names to Ihe House un - American Activities Comltlce although he said it was • , - offensive for him to have lo do fleers assumed » genera) sort r.flso. He testified he oav* i,n hi, „„„ >rni>irnnr« \,~i~~*~;i~"."" " "•"""* iras.r*r^^.s ! ."* i -br-" Bhi —"^ •«« - = ~«M«ss Th. present, of *v.« 'major)' LU* P,, 5smui , Abt „, . h ., w ?i, ^^0*"^. "'""" U ' Ihelr jobs for the government. No Troops Abroad So the actual taklrig over of the ralhoads by Ihe Army was a rather perfunctory affair. No troops boarded locomotives or manned de- pols. About 50 uniformed army of- ministration who lalcr held other government Jobs and Ihen became active In Henry Wallace's Ihlrd party campaign In 1948. Will also worked for Ihe AAA and l.Ucr became nn official of Ihe N'atlon,il Labor Relations Boaid Kramer's position In the Agrlc'il- tiue Department was not brought The names of Abt, Witt and Kramer went Into the record after Rep. Nixon (R-Callf) .said he thought Pressman should be required lo Identify them. Pressman was called for a repeat Tox Equalization Board Will Meet Here Wednesday The Mississippi County Tax Equalization Board will not meet until Wednesday, it was announced this morning. The Board was oiig- inally scheduled lo hold sessions loday and tomorrow at Osceola, but the meetings were called off after the group completed all Osceola. business last Monday and Tuesday. • Wednesday's meeting will be held In the Blytheville Court House to hear complaints of property owners who were notified last «eefc ol tax increases. The Board met last Wednesday and Thursday In Blytheville and decided to increase asse-smaits of about 200 property owners who were notified by mail. The Buarcl mccls every year to near complaints of property owners anrt lo check tax asse.ssmcnls to determine if they arc too hl|h or too low. Board members include Byron Morse of Blytheville, W. W. Prewitt and W. p. Hale of Osceola, M. R. Griffin of Dell and A. F. Pierce of Leachvlllo. New York Cotton Open High lav Clou Ocl 3820 38J5 3*30 3835 Dec 3834 38<2 3830 3S40 Mar 3861 '38«3 3S50 3860 May 3856.3360 3346 3855 •July K-08 3817 380S 3«M

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