The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 31, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 31, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINAV-r ui j *»• ^^^ * ^^^^^ • ' ^^^^ VOL. XLVI—NO. 139 Blytb»Tlll« Courier BlytiwvilU Valley 55 Are Killed As Plane Falls in Nile Area 23 Americans Die as Airliner Crasftes, Burns N. of Cairo CAIRO, Aug. 31. (AP)-A TranswoHd Airline Cons ellation pane carrying 55 persons, 23 of them-Americana, clashed and burned today north of Cairo, killing all aboard I he airline announced there were no survivor, amon* Ihe -18 passengers and seven crewmen. Reports from the 'scene said the plane was so badly burned that only a small section of it remained intact. The bodies ol Ihe victims, many o( them notables and representing a dozen '"ounlries, were badly ch ,rred that identification al once was Impossible. Officials of the district, governor's office in Behaira province placed .the scene of the crash near Etay Baroud. about 75 miles northwest of Cairo. Eyewitnesses said they saw Ihe big four-engine "Star of Maryland" plummet to earth in i flames. , Earlier Ihe district governor's of- f|fe had held out hone that six of Ihose aboard Had survived, but this .was dashed by messages direct from .ths scene, lo which rescue teams had been rushed as soon as a TWA search plane spotted the wreckage In the Nile Delta area. TWA said the bodies are being removed bj plane to Cairo. Five of the crew of seven aboard the plane, bound from Bombay, India, to Rome, were Americans. - Americans Aboard Twenty-three of the 48 passengers were Americans, and the re- •malnder represented 11 other na; : tionalities. Two passengers were Indian nationals en route to a United Nations meeting In Paris. Another passenger was tha Egyptian movie star Lilianne Cohen, 'Those screen name Is Camella. She it known as. "the Lana Turner of the Middle East. 1 "' ! - ' ... The Americans listed aboard Included- Aubrey William Schofield. ^12, oj Sari Antoniol Tex., and Nm* ,;:X9?^viJF*,_ hils bcen manager of the ">e«ste;rivhemisphere .foreign produc- vitioffr division- of thi. 'ni'.if r*;i /^«™ om-' The senlo tne scene at once, by the airline and,Ihe Civil Aviation Department The Civil Aeronautics Bureau In Washington also dispatched two In- <vestigators to the scene. The loss of 56 lives would make Ihe crash one of the most disastrous in world commercial aviation h,story. The heaviest death loll In Amu-lean commercial aviation was exacted last June 24. when 58 perl sons died in a Northwest Airlines history was March 12 this year when 80 persons died in the crash' of a British-transport near Cardiff JLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY. AUGUST 31, 1950 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* KM 950 v ri K • PLOT -»«' "ve-acr, plot checked tor s i« ,or pa^paTtonT tn ean Y.etd Contest was measured yesterday by the group shown above on the Char l« n 5 ° U ' h Of Blytheville. Lett to right are Woodv Jackson, assistant county a^t o No h M , tv Mississippi ----- ............. ...,w.,, i»r.m« . e oov acson, assstant county at o No h M , Plane crash In Lake Michigan. The Collnt - v : »• C. Weathers. Jr., in charge of the measuring Johmon Blark.- 11 , TK Mississippi heaviest loll In commercial airline lathe, --Ir.-iaw "of Mr BroBuon- an! B. ' n '" le]asuri " E • Jo »" son Blackwell. contest chairman; Raymond saxes. history was March 12 this year ihe trtmto i B ' Oeu0n ' alltl Ben «•>'«"«<">, member of the contest committee. Not » tcml , «.|, e n when 80 n * l " e t>ilo(o was lak e» «'ere Viril Blitlai «- . ' Virgil Bl'itlain, enlry and other members of 1 county a«ent, Lutes, on office assist the In staging Ihe Johnson Tells Critics To 'See tke President' By C. YATKS McDANlKI, on anyone who wants him to lesign a; his complaints to President Truman. Johnson told a congressman who had Releasing his reply lo the House*— member. Rep. Taliriello (D-NY) on says that from now ' of defense should take Slate Acheson as well, ;Embassy in Cairo". • Three other, Americans on jfrom Ihe U.S. Air. Force base a** .Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.' The name, were listed as Melvm Hanson, Derek Owen William and. Harry Richa, Woods. No addresses were given The Paris office of TV/A listed the crew as follows: Capt. Walton B. Webb, a 10-year veteran -of TWA. pilot: Haldoi Hammilt, first officer; Harley B Hackett, navigator; Mclvyn G House, flight engineer; Herbert J Stiles, radio operator: Jose J O Bernard, purser, and Jeanne Claire Lorenzie. hostess. Klol on Vacation TWA said anolher ol its pilots was aboard as a passenger, on vacation with his wife and two children Sfcey were Identified ns Francis ^Ptiie. his wife, Helanita; a daughter Mary Louise, and a son, Paul P Their home addresses were not given. The. plane left Cairo for Rome at 5:30 p.m. Blytheville time. It ,,-as tasl heard from at 1:57 a,m First indication that It had crashed cam<> when it. was reported overdue at Rome five hours later. An air search began Immediately, and a TWA plane located the wreckage -»2 miles southwest of Tanta. between Cairo and Alexandria, the line reported. Investigators were dispatched lo 1-1 v., Th * t ltie ^.cretary should defend the his own regime was-not unexpected "' He has done. : so hcfni-c n.,i v,_ Weather Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness with showers in east and NOT TOO SUNNY Wrth Portions this afternoon and in northeast portion tonight. Cooler tonight, rriday partly cloudy. east half rorccast: Showers south- southeast mis afternoon!' c^min™ '"S "Ircme southeast, earlv tonight; clearing entire state toiilght; cooler southeast hall tonight; "fnir J" d ,, K8rnwr Friday; ] ow tonight ,!!M S nllf st lla "' hl ? h Friday middle SO's south. Minimum Ihls morning—85 Maximum yesterday—69 Sunset today—6.28. Sunrise tomorrow—5:32 Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 a -n today—.85. ' ' Total since Jan. 1—4901 _ Mean temperature (midway between high and lovvi—77. Normal .mean temperature August— SO.l. This Date I,a»l Ve»r Minimum this morning—66. Maximum yesterday—89 Precipitation. Jan. 1 lo'lliis ~~37.21« •' • • for _., ...x.1*. i. nui icilM \l_t-JV X J Johnson broadened the audience tor a defense of his stewardship to in- clurie "many American people" who have "been misled by misinformation" about the Defense Department. " At about the time he'was giving i of his letter yes- f f-Sfftarrt* ' ' f ^i ' • \'{-i -'v.v \"? r vpf -fr^reigr campifierii lii Chicago call- r._- Truman to replace both and Acheson. Johnson i if-the First World War. i; * I " n . veteran SUte, Defense »l Odd« The State and Defense Departments have frequently been report- e<l ,u odds on high policy issues. Plesfdent Trunian recently lold a news conference that both Acheson and Johnson will remain in the cabinet as long as he is in office In his letler to Tauriello, Johnson Warned the coming Congressional elections for many of the attacks on nun and Acheson. He said he realized such attacks were aimed at "the administration generally" and are "part and par- eel of the domocratic process." Tauriello, in a letter dated Allg had demanded Johnson's Immediate resignation because "you have lost your usefulness to the President and to Ihe American people." Other Congressmen have mnie similar complaints. -T- . Blln * !in lt •« Charged lauriello charged Johnson wa.j bungling lhc national defense Job making "brasn statements" and of "consistently selling t hc idfia that we could become slrong through See JOHNSON on P,,r 7 'King Cotton Days to Be Oct. 12,13,14 "Kini! Cotlon Days." jinnual trade promotion event held In conjunction with the Nalional Cotton Picking Contest, will be Oct. 12. 13 .and 14, it was announced today. The National Colton Picking sponsored by the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce, will be held Oct. 12 and 13 'King Cotton Days" originated last yeai and merchants who par- ticipaled agreed lhal It should be an annual event. These three days will be devolcd to focusing attention on cotlon ano cotlon projiicls. Merchants win place numerous Itcms-cspe- clally those made o( coUon-<m special sale during "King Colton New Photostat Machine in Use fnita Mat ion Finished Today in Office of GircuitClerk Here a $5.000 photostat Installation of m *rk' ! Hirv 1 - ' he ? " 1Ce " "' s morning and was immediately put to use. With Harold Brenl. company representative In charge of the installation, supervising, Mr. Morris and his two office clerks, Mrs. Grady Magce and Miss Anita Sykcs several prints were made this morning. Pholostaiic C0 p,e., Qf mor ig B gc s , deeds court records and all records kept by the circuit clerk's office will be made. Although the machine can ne adjusted to make any size copy all pholosliUic copies will be the same size as the original. The main advantage of the new machine will be its speed ami accuracy. Before the machine's Installation all records had to be typed out before they could be placed in the record books. The new machine eliminates all this typing and «iwr.' Sa ' ne time r<!n ">vcs all possibilities of typing errors. The machine, set up In Ihe room jusl east of the circuit clerk's office Is complete with dark room, metal washers for removing chemicals from Ihe prints, a dryer, a metal press to eliminate wrinkles in the copy and a pinch to make holes in the copy so they can be filed )n book form. Krom one to 30 prints can be put hrough the entire process In an hour and a half. This Is the only machine of its md in this vicinity and one of ie fen In [he state, Mr. Brent said. Arkansas Cotton Area Forecast— Showers will end this aflmioim or early evening, followed liy Partly cloudy weather Friday am! Saturday. Cooler weather' »l!l overspread Ihe stale tonight. Humidity win contin , lc ,,,,.,, will , morning ground fog. Winds frill « light to modi-rule. Soybean Yield Plot Measuring Begins Measuring of five-acre plot,, enlered In the fourth annual Sov- Officials of Ihe contest, spon.sored*- by the Blytheville Junior Chamber presented year. of Commerce, said this was 'the tirsl of 27 contest plots that will be measured priori to the time harvesting of soybeans begins about Oct. 10 The entrant who produces the most soybeans per acre will win-the $100 tirst prize plus the Ed Crltz Trophy. Second and third .prizes of $75 and Safc.will be awarded. Entry deadline w'as. : Friday. Virgil Bfit- H. C. Wcat'he'rs ' Is chairman of the Weights and^Measures Committee that will have charge of measuring the five-acre plots. He will be assisted by Charles Lutes Johnson Blackwell, contesfc chairman,, said the measuring'-^-ill be Former Winners Enter-it Winners will IK named and awards at a. banquet late this All three former comest winners are among ihe entrants in the 1950 event. .They,are Earl H. Wildy of Leachvllte, v,'inner of the first contest In 19-17; C. D. Long of New Liberty, who won Ihe 1D48 event; ami Jim Smothcrmon of Blylhevllle winner of the 1949 contest. Other entrants Include the following: Charles Brogdon, Charlie Wiley and 61 Implement Co., all of Blytheville; L. o. Long, Ira Koonce, Charles Lutes and A. M. Brittnin, all of Dogwood Ridge; Carl Webster Cozinc Blackwell, Johnny YOUIIK and Cecil Mann, all of Armorel- B S. Simmons and Russell Gill, both of Dell: William H. Wyatt. John W. Hollingsworlh and Calvin Hol- hngsworlh, ail of Number Nine- George Hale of Burdetie. Burdette 1 lantntlon Co.. George Dillalnmty of Yarbro, o.-ville Mitchell of Half Moon. J. p. Harmon of Clear Lake f red Flecmnn of Manila. Jonn Stcv- of Sandy Ridge. ' °* "* New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T <fe T Amcr Tobacco '.'.'.'.'.'. Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler '. Coca Cola Gen Electric '."!!!"! Gen Motors Montgomery Ward .. N Y Central .. ... Int Harvester . .'..'.. O Pcnnev '. Republic steel Radio . .. ""' Socony Vacuum . [ Studebakcr Standard ol N J T xas Corp Sears s steel ;;;;;'!';" Moscow Approved l' ac ( Die Welt said the pact was n|i- provcd In Moscow by the Soviet a year's council of ministers after ar work under the leadership O f Ore- , gori Maxlmovich Pushkin, ami,;,:,- „,,« rc '„.. ?' "" sador " ' , ,;,:,- sador to the East German Demo- cratlc Republic. the Russians had written into the treaty the following terms; Soviet troops would <vi',hdraw behind the Oder River In the 'just within six months after the signing. I'arly's Request Approval of a "request" by the Socalist Unity (Communist) Party 61 1-2 33 1-8 41 1-8 67 3-4 121 1-t . <1 3-4 89 7-g 54 1-2 M 30 1-8 58 5-g 38 I-B 17 1-4 23 3B 1-2 80 ^-H 71 1-4 41 5-g 37 3-4 Rural TB Education Program Starts New York Cotton Open High Low Close O^ 1 3WO 3»9S 3935 Dec ..„., 3995. 3W9 MM r •• 39»- 4000 3951 S' ... 3D9J 3907 334S 3947 394« 3970 39S6 3806 In an effort to keep (he unorgan- zed rural sections of Mississippi Bounty Informed regarding the tu- Krculosis problem which confronts he counly. ihe Tuberculosis Asso- clallon has scheduled several edu- callonal programs al various communities throughout Ihls area this week and next. Mrs. C. G. Redman executive secretary, announced this morning. Special emphasis has been placed on reaching the rural population lor Ihe past two months, since records have revealed Ihat a higher r»lc of tuberculosis now exists in the rural sections of the county than In the urban. Mrs. Redman-conducted an educational program Monday «' «v Ca^met Negro School, and Mrs" Fr?nr-cs Gpnimlll. Association of- ttct McreUry, held ont Tueiday at the Burdetie Ncsro School Yesterday, both Mrs. Redman and Mrs. Gammlll talked to pupils at Jomalo school. An adult program wui be held next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The two women will present an- olher program Sunday night at the Huffman Baptist Church, Mrs. Redman satd. Since 70 per cent of the counly population Is eslimatcd to be wilhin the age limit for X-raying through I ne mass surveys, greater participation in fnnire surveys Is being emphasized by Ihe Association's educational efforts. "A wider nnrtinipatJo:-. by me • •" people in tuberculosis control neeaed If ihis county Is lo accom- ,-lsh thc task of eradicating It" Mrs. Redmm tut«d. of East ^ Allies quit Berlin. Abolition of Ihe west Western in force. The terms amount lo the Russians lo liquidate B,,- ^ iii as an allied basllon In cxclK'ngc mor e in nnolher. for an on-the-snrface n-ilhdraual "'.„!.,_. . of their own 250,000 troops from the z/)ne. Similar feelers in Ihe have —- •- ' rebuffed by ihe Reds Toss Major Assault at Yanks Communist Units Assail 25thDivision GIs Turn Back Pohang Thrust As Fight Rages TOKYO, Friday, Sept. 1 CAP) _ The Korean Reels threw a major two-division assault against the U. S. 25th Division in extreme South Korea today. There were fragmentary reports that the Reds also wore heavily attacking ine U. S. Second Division farther north along the Naktonjr River. Ar Correspondent Stan Swinton reported frorn the southern front Just west or Masnn that ihe North Korean Invaders strur.k before dawn at 15 points after > heavy preparatory barrage. Fighting was raging today all along (hat front In what, might be Hie start o f a new general Hed offensive, Swlnton reported. ...hi'V ," e y , Comm "» ls t onslaught, which had been long expected but hart been delayed, followed stall{','* ° f Rcd efforts to crack the United. Nations defense lines on the northern and eastern fronts The new outbreak came as American and South. Korean forces on the east coast anchor of the defense., hurled the Reds, back north of the port of Pohang. The enemy had tried for two nays to crack through to Pohang along the east.coast road but Ocn- walSMacAjjUju^j pos ti . ln "| dl ,| ght summary saicTthey had been drlveu their Soviets-German Peace Reported .Termi Wouj J Help Effort to fh row 'U.S. Out of Berlin BERLIN. Aug. 31. CAP) ._. The West German newspaper' Die Welt said today the Russians anrt tnc Communist government of ttie Soviet lone have reached agreement on a peace treaty . The terms would be used as a new lever to pry (he Western Allies out of Berlin, the newspaper said. Die Welt, established in Ihe British rone and in West Berlin Is Ire- quenlly well-informed on East G-r- man subjects. Th- report of the trcaly ne»otin- llons could not be confirmed In other quarters. U.S. Intelligence 10 Tacgu main Allied h»n »urc« said they had no knowledje of Pohang 7atcr fr! The day! Reds Miss deadline The Reds had missed Iheir target deadline—last midnight--for driving "•- United Nations forces out of back' within 500 yards of g f point, about four miles north of Pohang. The Reds were sill! firing artillery and mortars in the «rea of ravaged Klgyc, nine miles • northwest of Pohang. In the /nee of light tire, the Americans reocned Ihe road north irom the threatened port on the Sea of Japan. They moved from three to four miles north of the rity beyond the spot where an ejjsmy roadblock: Thursday hud made it Impassable Army Photographer Ray -jlirll- bull of Miami Beach, Ma., reported the road reopened. He accompanied American tanks and Infantrymen north of the port city and returned to Tacgu, main Allied bastion west ? m Vi c wns sa by ," ' Suil ,« rc '„.. le i,'e SonlV ^ "" C '°" g b: ' U ticiine. South Korean marines reported Ihe capture of large amount " P«mlcr »" ..,., e capure of large amounts The newspapers Informants 3nid of enemy material and "he T killing of 500 Reds In two weeks, The Pohang action high-lighted IhL-Thursday activities'on the warfront. Allied planes continued to hammer targets with a fury that gradually was eliminating Communist rolling stock. Industrial plants, ammunition dumps and stockpiles. material The North Koreans were reported losing 1,000 men a day in the drive on Pohang mounted by 211,000 men It killed Berlin three months after the uact 1.200,North Koreans li^straflneni " in fnr " bombing ntlacks on lhc frontli'nes by al Pohang. Seven hundred Red dr.i,i "- counted In 'one sector and 500 been brusquely western allies. Draft to Take Married Men WASHINGTON, An*. 31. (API —Chairman Vlnson tfn-Ga) of Ihr HOUM Armrd Hcrvicrs Cnm- mltlM Hid today Ihe draft soon will b« eiteniltil In marrleri men with riependcnt.1. Without UVlnj talbcrs. Vin s on lold reporters, draft boirds Mill not hr able lo meel future calU lo Increase the size of Ihe armed force*. Vinson made the stalemenl just after Ihe I'mise pissed it hill providing for allnlmenls of from SSS lo SIM « moiilh for (JI families. "This means," he Mid, "(hat S«l<ctlre Service now can broaden Iti calls lo Include men with rhiMr-n «-ho ift wiiiiin tiie draft •r*. "Th«t h the p«rp«M of Ihe >1- Mnwnl *rt, (n make financial IMrWon for the. fumlHes of such Warships Arfd tn Losses warships and lank guns added icavily to Ihe enemy losses during Thursday, when the North Korean drive gained only aboul four blocks on the outskirts of thc No. 2 southeast Korean port. Along other fronts of the Iwx- shaped perimeter there were these Oct. dcvclopmciils: At Changnyong. 23 miles soulh- wcsl of TacRU. the U s ->nd In- Ste WAR on f,, K ^ COTTON HITS JO-YrAH HIGH Innrier Newii Photo Burton Settoon of „. .. ,„ ........ "«• — ™i«. uurion senoon of Blylheville Board ol Trade this morning posted the highest cotton «1N ing price In 30 years--*, cent, per pound. IMtures on ih. New York exchange sold at :-40 cent., on March option at 8:34 (Blylnev.lle lime) thls.,mornlng. On April «. 1820 , J,, w York Julv /uturK ™ Plans for Yuletide Street Decorating Are Changed •>• Changes In scheduled Christmas decoration plans (or M=-n street were announced today after it was found, that earlier plans to" mount Christmas trees on light standards co ,,ld not be carried out 527 Students Registered Here to Date A total of 527 students have rrgLtcrcd to date (or fall classes at Blvthcville High School, W. D. Tommey, school principal said this morning. This numocr. Mr. Tommey said, included oa seniors. 12.1 in u, c Junior class, I3B In the 10th grade and 170 ninth graders. Registration began at the high school Monday and was to continue through today. Today was set aside lor students who did not register on the days designated for their classes. Mr. Tommey estimated thaL the school will have an enrollment of approximately 600 during its 1850-51 ycur. This indicates that approximately 75 have yet to rcRislpi for classes. Blylhcvlllc .iCilools w||| O l)cn their IS50-51 term Monday. N. 0. Cotton ••* Barney Cockrell, chairman of ihe Retail Merchants Division's Christmas Decorations Committee 'said it had been found that there'was no workable way lo attach standards for the trees to the street light posts. It was doubtful that the trees could be mounted safely on such standards without an element ol danger—in the event they (ell— r-malnlng. Mr. Cockrell said. It also was pointed out today that there was no way lo attach such standards so they would not "swing." To Use Garlands Instead of using the trees. Mr. Cockrcl! said. Main Street will b« decorated with garlands made of aluminum foil strips. From these will be suspended lighted bells o( spun glass. These unrlnnds, which are fireproof, will be strung across Main &lrcet_and some may be used on buildings. Christinas decorations for Main Street will be financed by contributions from Blytheville merchant. Hie animal Christmas parade, which is to follow a Yuletide theme wit): no commercial tie-ins, Is tentatively scheduled to be held Dec. 5. Ciiunt! singing an l.'ie Court House awn by various glee clubs and choirs In the city also Is planned. Mr. Cockrell said that Although original plans cannot be followed the decorations now scheduled In be used "will be prettier, more stable and can be used longer " IJcr. . Mar. . May . July . Open Ugh Low close 3375 3875 39'2o 33U WOO 3960 3020 3335 ! ,\ nv 3935 3985 3940 M52 J nn Soybeans 3982 , 3S32 3992 3932 3937 3832 39',5 3833 Mar May High . 2.52' i 2.57 2.59 Low Close 2.47 2.47 !4 2.49'; 2.50U 2.52'.i 2,52»; 254 254H Omen-Any Omen-Hunted for End of Rain Here Mississippi Countlniit «f 1st*. 11,^1 ^^««..__ , ... HV Mississippi Coiinllan.i of late kcepplng an eye on lhc lense international situation and the other on the cotton crop, hope that the end of stormy Jacob Malik's rclsn as UN Security council chairman today Is an omen.i Needing dry weather, the county's cotton crop has been washed wtlh about three Inches of rainfall during August and Malik's UN chairmanship. Associated Press' spec'al forecast for cotlon producing areas >,Sin '.^. !h2t "showers" will end aflernoon or early evening Ihls »„, ,_j dT^lllUK, Contradicting this, however, arc lhc APS regular forecast for Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. fat Arksnwi, UM forecast holds ' hlS " Ca WM1 the Olllf ' cortmni , v, cominur: tonight. Missouri's forecast predicts heavy rains In southeast area today and tonight, but says things will dear up tonight. Meanwhile, skies continued to drip at noon today and other parts of the south were having their weather troubles, too. One Gulf of Mexico hurricane spent lUelt In the northwest corner of Florida near Panama City while « ntc!- --..'^i-icane was riming hi Ihe far eastern Caribbean. It was moving wcslcward around noon today, its point O t origin was a most exactly that 0 ( the late bis Gulf wind More than 3.000 persons were City. struck Panat ...„., o.uuu persons were star was all w evacuated to Red Crcxss shelters at | beautiful green. . N'o fatalities were reported. i : A third hurricane was moving northward today about 500 miW east of Bermuda, but the Washing* ton, D. C., weather bureau siiM. the Atlantic hurricane offered at threat to land. Rain broughl red faces lo the Mutual Life Insurance Co. in New York. Tiie coi..pany Just Insti-iied a big weather star on a building 10 stories above Broadway, it is lo flash green for sunny weather, orange for rain, etc. Last night during a downpour the star was all as H glowed it

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