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VOL. XLVI—NO. UP TLLE COURIER TtM POMtNANT NEWSPAPER OT MOKTHEAST AMUNCAB AND •ODTHKA4T UMSOXmi Blyth*vill« D»lly N*v* lft*^nlrii Tiltey Blythevlll* Courier Bljrthevtlle Herald BIA'THBVILLB, ARKANSAS. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1950 TWELVE PAGEi KiNOLB OOPJi FTT1 M ^ .•''-'' : —Courier News Pholo £f- REPLACES TYPEWRITERS—Tins Is the new $5,000 photostart machine installed yesterday in Cir- c»;t. Clerk Harvey Morris' office in the Court House. With this machine, deed transfers, marriage certificates and similar legal papers are copied by a photographic process. This does away with the necessity of typing many of the lengthy instruments before they can be filed. Speed and accuracy tie its major advantage* over the old system. House Approves Bill to Give Truman Wide War Controls' WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. (AP)—The House gave quick approval today to compro mise legislation handing President Truman broad powers to control the domestic econom.\ and curb war-born inflation. There was no roll call on passage, only a shout of "ayes.' Before that vote, a motion to send the b'ill back to committee was'deteated 155 to 2C standing vote. on a The House action sent the bill on* to the Senate where leaders aimed to get ft to President Truman before nightfall. A direct result ,of\ the Korean righting, the home-front mobilization meMuw.-iSouId^jpermlt- wage • • LC-^K j^_ Titrols To Spar Detent* Pioduelhm To spur defense production, it aluo provides for allocation; of scarce industrial materials, priorities for defense -orders, government.^ loans and loan-guarantees and th« requisitioning of plants and equipment. A Compromise between separate bills passed by the Senate Kiid'Hhe House, It was whipped into final ahape late yesterday by a confer enc* committee of the two branches. ; The'agreement was reached just about six weeks after Mr. Truman asked Congress on July 19 for power to combat Inflation and speed production for an expanded military program. *"No Need For Rationing" Mr. Truman has said he sees no need now for wage-price controls or rationing. He is expected to expand on what will be required of the American people in a broadcast tonight. Both Republican and Democratic of the conference commit- pledlcted the bill would be sent en to the President for his signature before the day was over. The legislation gees beyond what Mr. Truman asked, in that it would permit him to clamp ceilings prices, control wages and put consumer rationing into effect. The only power which the President naked ana failed to get was control ovct trndirg on commodity exchanges. Soybeans Nov Jim Mar May Hi«h Lou- 248>i 246 231'.i MK 254 251 255'i 252?; Close 246'.i 218 "1 252 253^ er insas forecast: Mostly cloudy ccasional rain In east and fl COOLER nxtrcme south portions this afternoon and In extreme cast portion tonight and Saturday. A little cooler In north and west portions tonight. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight and Saturday, preceded by showers extreme southeast and extreme cast central this afternoon and early tonight; cooler southeast half tonight; warmer Saturday; low tonight 62 southeast; high Saturday «5-90. Minimum this moniIng—6«, Maximum yesterday—73. Sunset today—<:J7. Sunrise tomorrow—5:33. Preclplta'ion 24 hours to 7 a today—1.20. Total since Jan. 1—50.21. ' Mean temperature rmlrtirBy tween high »nd low)— 70.5. Normal mean temperature for August—«0.2. Thta Date I.ut Year , Minimum-this morning^M. Maximum yesterday—?i PrtclpIUUou Jin, l to uiis djle Testimonies Art Conflicting Mexican. Labor Probe -dhtmues in^Merrif>fiLs MEMPHIS, Term., Sept. 1. (,!>)—Representatives of governme: agencies and. social and .welfare groups had their inning today before presidential commission studying the migratory labor situation in t! Midsouth. Way Paved for Drafting Fathers I Family Allowances Given Okay WASHINGTON, Sept. 1.— AP)—A final okay from Con- rres.i on GI family allowances laved the way today for draft- ng fathers up to 26 years old nto the armed forces. Selective Service officials iad indicated they would have something to say on plans for .nducling draft-age married men with dependents as soon as the family allowances bill passed Congress. Both the House and Senate gave linal approval yesterday to the al- owance measure, sending it to President Truman for signature. It provides sums of $85 to J165 a month for the families of enlisted Draft Age May Be Upped WASHINGTON, Sepl. 1. (O*>— Chairman vlnson (D-Ga) said (nday the House Armed Service* CommiltM- In January will ctm- sldrr raising the top »rr for the draft from Z.I to 35 yc»r«. They followed . the ptate cotton producers,-representatives of labor unions and spokesmen for unorganized farm worker groups who presented conflicting views yesterday as the two-day hearing oiiened. The commission—formally known City Now Owns Parking Meters Final Payment Made Today; Revenue from Devices Is Doubled The city of Blythevilte now owns nil of its 400-odd parking meters. City Clerk w. 1. Malin said this morning. A check for S1.334.7S. which represented the Until payment on the meters, was mailed to the Dual Parking Meter Company, Canton. O., by Mr. Malin today. The first meters were installed in Blytheville's business district in June, 1948. They were installed on a 50-50 proposition with one half of the revenue obtained from the meters each month going to the city and the other half to the parking mcicr company as Installments on the meters. Later, other meters were added in various parts of tlie business district. With the meters paid for, the city now will receive all the revenue from the meters. Tills is expected to bolster the funds available for street improvements, since much of the parking meter revenue in Ihe past has Iwen used for such things as street widening. the commission on migratory labor— heard these opposing views of representatives from Arkansas. Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Missouri: _ men. Gt's would contribute from $40 to ?80 a month toward the al- "owanccs from their own pay. The government would pay the rest. To Fill QuoUa Chairman Vinson (D-Gal of the House Armed Services Committee predicted married men with dependents would be drafted soon. He said draft boards simply'can't meet quotas without taking fathers. Vinsozi added: "This means that Selective Service can now broaden its calls to include men v,'iih children who are within the draft age. That is the purpose of the act—to make financial provision for' the families of such-men." 1 . Million Non-Vet Married Officials estimated there are 1.000.000 married non-veterans of draft age—19 through 25—r.r.d that up to 400.000 would qualify Tor induction. , The allowances for GI dependents are estima'ed to cost $300,000,000 from last Aug. I to next June .10. These are the monthly allow- lices that would be paid GI famlies: Total Allowance —Courier News Pholo PRESIDENTS AND SPEAKER-Charlcs <3. Evans (right), secretary of the Arkansas Utilities Association, chats with Harold F. Ohlendoif Heft) new president and A. w. Bowen, retiring president of the os- ceola Chamber of Commerce, prior to the Osceola Chamber's fourth annual banquet In Osceola last night. Mr. Evans was principal speaker at the banquet. U. S. Tanks Recapture Lost Haman Attack Renewed On West Front By Communists i *jr REl.MAN MOUN TOKYO, Saturday, Sept. 2. AP)—North Korean Reds re- ewed their hammering ai- ault on th« southern ends of 'ie flaming western front 'riday night after punching n 8'/j mile dent in American nes. But swiftly-moving U. S. anks and infantrymen recap- ured flaming Haman Friday ia slashing counterattack lat temporarily blunted the teds' massive assault on th« outhwestern anchor of th« Jnited Nations beachhead in Truman Talk Slated For 8 p.m. Today; 'War for Peace' WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. (4')— President Truman tonight will tell the nation—and the world— that the United States hart no alternative when It sent its troops into Korea. He ordered thb big step, the President is expected to say, in the Interests of world peace. Mr. Truman speaks from the White House at a p.m. Blytlie-, vllle .time over .'all the major ra- "dlo networks and television. "••/His address'iVrtescribed by the -White House as a..'.'report to the : people." War Won't Curtail US. Business, Evans Says Charles O. Evans of Little Rock, secretary of the Arkansas utilities Association, last night told Osceola business men that in spite of lh« ever darkening Korean situation, American merchants would'con- tinue to have business. From \v. M. Oarrard. Jr.. of Indianoln, Miss., chairman of the Delta Council's Agricultural committee—Delta cotton planters prefer local labor but there's not enough of it. Migratory labor should continue to be imported. P. B. Miles, president of the Memphis Trades and Labor Council (APD— To allow the importation of labor "would work a hardship on the people of this area." There is plenty of labor available In the area. .. Conflicting Reports H. L. Mitchell, president of the National Farm Labor union (AFL) —Big producers want to import labor to reduce cotton picking rates. "We have plenty of labor to harvest the crop." J. C. Baird, Jr., of Sunflower County. Miss., chairman of the Delta Council's Labor Commteion —Producers do not use imported labor to try to lower picking rates. "Both domestic and Mexican labor are paid at the same rale, but the Mexican labor is more expensive because of the extra costs Involved In obtaining and maintaining such workers." Members of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association of Portagc- vllle — The migratory labor program should be continued, especially with the prospect of another war and a resultant labor shortage. A. W. Oliver, of proctor, president of the Arkansas Agricultural Council— "As we are now in condition of full employment ami will probably continue to be for some years, we will be almost entirely dependent on Mexican labor to gather our cotton." Cows in Manila Vicinity to Be Tested For Bongs Disease and Tuberculosis A vetenarian from the State Agriculture Department will be In the Manila, vicinity next Thursday and Friday to test cows for Bangs Disease and tuberculosis, Sherell De Bush, vocational agriculture lr»- structor of the Manila schools, announced this morning. The program is sponsored by the agriculture department of the Manila schools and no charges will be made for the tests. Mr. De Bush said. Tuberculosis tesUs will be made only «t the Albert Robinson farm on Friday afternoon. This farm ts located on the Milllgan Ridge road near the Bill Brown store. Bangs Disease tests will be made al 9 ajn. Thursday at the Brewer store In Brown and later the same morning at farms of Howard Perkin* of u*nu« tad JUM* pulur and Gerald Costner, both of Shady Grove. i Thursday afternoon the veterinarian will be at the farms of L V. Wsddcl of Blackwater. C. R David of Shady Grove and Mike Thlesne and at Manila. Benson Bros. Farm Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, tests will be made at the Avor Williams farm at Lost Cane and the Biley Duncan farm at Manila. Tests for both disease will be given on the Albert Robinson farm Friday afternoon and tests for Bangs disease will be made at the Harry Wright farm at Manila the same afternoon, Howard Phillips, L. K. Holt, O. O. Stivers, David Rullcdge, ell assistant agriculture Instructors tn the Nfaniln schools, are helping Mr. D» But* with U $198 169 139 117 95 82 8Q !•. £ >. 580 80 60 60 40 ' 40 40 t. i C U oe $147.50 147.50 127.50 127.50 85.00 85.00 85.00 J u rtC $147.50 147.50 127.50 127.50 107.50 107.50 107.50 OQ 1165.00 165.00 145.00 145.00 125.00 125.00 125.00 Speaking at the fourth annual 'Osceola Chamber of ^Commerce banquet, Mr. Evans said "We are going to^have business though not business as' usual. The 130,OflO.C>00 million people of this country must be taken care of and our economy must l>e protected." Mr. Evanj used iu his topic "Sail- Teachers Meet Convenes Here Blytheville District Faculty Members Hold Pre-School Meeting The annual pre-school meeting of the teachers In the Blyiheville District got under way this morning at the senior high school auditorium with W. B. Nicholson, district superintendent, in charge. Special guests included several members of the school board and members of the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance. The meeting began at 10 a.m. with an opening prayer by the Rev. Harvey T. Kidd. pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Nicholson then Introduced the Rev. Roy Bagley. pastor of the First Methodist Church and president of the Ministerial A1H- Rnc?, who in turn introduced members of the Alliance who were present. The superintendent then introduced Mayor Doyle Henderson- Max Reid, president of the school board; Mrs. a. w. Wylle, board vice-president; and John Mayes, county school supervisor. Next the principals of the different Blytheville schools, were introduced and they in turn Introduced the members of their faculties. School principals are W. D. Tommy, senior high; Earl '!. Nail, junior high; Miss Sunshine Swift. Central elementary; Mrs. E. E. Hardln Lange; Mrs. E. P. Fry, Sudbury; Miss Minnie raster. Yarbro; M I'. Hart, No. 9; c. O. Dulanty, Promised Land and Shelby McCook of t-one Oak. ToM of Duties Mr. Nicholson then gave * brief talk to the faculty members on their duties as teachers. He stressed that the teachers held • "very responsible Job" »nd •«•TBACKM «• t*«» u Are H-Bomb Builders Moving into Arkansas? WALDRON, Ark., Sept. 1. (H't— Are ihe H-bomb makers Just moving In without advance notice? Nobody has said so. but the Port Smith Southwest American did report today there's a lot or unusual nnd, unexplained activity going on In the Ouachita Nation:'! F'orest near here. Th« forest has figured in speculation as a possible site lor the proposed $200,000,000 hydrogen bomb plant. The newspaper said survey parties have been at work, arid a large quantity of earth moving machinery, huge storage tanks and other materials and equipment has been moved In. The persons involved haven't, said what they're doing. Hep. Boyd Tackett (D-Ark) said nt Washington last week that. Arkansas had been selected for at least part of the H-bomb project. There was no confirmation from the Atomic Energy Commission, in charge of the development. Waldron is In western Arkansas, some 40 miles from Fort Smith. Blistered Car Paint Again Reported Here An automotive headache that resulted In several new paint jobs about this time last year cropped up again this year. Rouse H. Harp, assistant ruiin- agci ol Shclton Motor Mo. here, said today that two Blytheville car owner? had reported to that firm that their cars had been afflicted with paint blisters. A third case was reported later. These peculiar blisters — whose cauie never was fully determined —marred paint jobs In varying degrees on care In Mississippi County and Southeast Missouri last fall. RepoBtf'of these blisters last year^al** came from several other Southern states. It was noted that weather conditions this week have been identical to those last fall when the blisters were reported—a hurricane In the Gulf area that caused air of over-water origin to flow over land areas. This also fa what causes the present type of prolonged rainy spell. Mr. Harp said the blistering was "bad 1 ' In one of the t^o cases reported to him. The other was less severe, he said. L*st year, most owners who carried comprehensive insurance on their cars were reimbursed by thclf Insurance companies for See BUSTKRS on Page U New York Cotton Oct. . P«e. . Mir. May Open High Low Closs 3354 3947 3953 , ,1950 1MB 3961 3933 3934 S541 3440 Mil 3853 3955 39J3 Use of Insecticide Tog r Discussed Kiwonians Confer With State Health Board Delegation Members of the Board of Direct ors of the-'jjlythoville Kiwanls Club ast night discussed with Stntt Health Board representatives the possibilities of using a fogging mi- chine to combat Hies and mosquitoes In Blytheville. The Kiwanls CJub taken under Investigation the use of the machine which Is being used in a number of cities In Mississippi as a fly and mosquito control measure. Three representatives of the Stale Board of Health, George R. Hayes, John B. Bagby and William LaGrone, all of Little Rock, and W. O. Stinnett, who is In charge ol the Health Department's malaria control program In Mississippi County, dlscuwrt the machine with the Klwanians. The Board of Health representatives pointed out that the machine has been used successfully and endorsed the use of the fogging machine in this area. The Health Board representatives also condemned the city's garbage dumping grounds as breeding grounds for flies >n d mosquitoes and recommended that steps be taken to ellmtnaU grounds as a breeding place. They suggested that thin be done by levelling the grounds and plowing under th« debris. tig— the Genius of the American System." and he called for grenie inn' Intensified sales promotion hroujrh liard work »nd adverthing n order ,lo keep the'-Anieribs'n mnr :et the world's grcate.sU '" "The greatest philosophy th vorld lias over known," Mr. Evan, slcl, "Is promotion. The inquist-iv nind has given us a million thins and a.s long as we don't destroy till ool we will have the greatest bust lew In the world." Must Know Own BuilntM He urged a. greater understand ng of the tools with which the bus inessman has to work mid tli working out of the problems tha confront business. "The first tiling to do when yoi Business geU bad," he said, "is look inside it. Know four biLsine ind the tools with which you liav to work." Hard work Is another importan factor in the bettering of busincs Mr. Evans said. "Work Is the golde cey that unlocks the door to nap plnt.v; and when we begin to tc:ic our children that there Ix some sor of economy that' can be had with out work, then we will be deMroyln ouiseives." Approximately 200 South Missis slpp) County business men an their guests attended the banque which was held In the audltoriun of the Mississippi County Library Review* Year'i Work A. w. Bowen. retiring president the Osceola Chamber presided ovc the banquet and gave the annu: report of the Chamber's accon pltshmcnts during the past yea The.o included Improving oi scwe facilities through tha formation a SSi.OOO West Osceola sewer dis trict and the working out o! plai for a new (110,000 sewer dispos phut; leading of a drive to increo. school mintage for clic constructlo i»f ;t new $I8-'i,OCO gr.ide schor building, organization of a 41-un See BUSINKSS on I'ajte 1 N, O. Cotton ,Opea High Low Oct 3931 3S4S 3322 DEC 3326 3013 3920 Mar 3944 3%! .19315 May Mil 3S5.2 3930 July .1885 3S03 3884 The Communist* hurled a.two- ivlsion attack on Haman Thura- ay night, and for a time lhre*t- ned to crack the American line. But the U^. 25th Infantry Dillon reacted swiftly, lashed tack nd broke the momentum of th« led assault. Behind strong air and artillery upport, American tank* and troop* oiled Inlxi Haman and • regained Idges west of the city, J5 miles west if the vital allied supply port of 'usfin on th« southeast Korean •oa.it. An American officer at the front aid the Communists were making heir big effort—"and I think It J« heir last one." However, an Intelligence officer it General MacArlhlir's headquar- ers said a second major Red of- 'enstye—against; another section of the -f be»chhead—wu sllK pCMiblc He'-m.dded, that the.l»rg*«l miii at enemy Infintry ••til" In pri»ume<S »• in the Waetwan are«; northwest of ..Taegu;' ' .:' • Frbfitjn 71*me* v '"•' : '' Tlie powerful Bed onsliughl h»d set the front aflame on a 55-mtl* •itretch from 3 point on the Naktong Fliver west of Taegu southward ta The newest.sirike on tht ro«rlnf front was a Red thrust agaln»t-th« extreme southwest flank of ihe 3»th Division, defended by. the PiftK Regimental Combat Team. A mortar barrage preceded Mit attack and a little later a North Korean plane, In one of the rare ap- i pearances of the Bed »fr forc«. dropped two bom.bs In the »«ctoT. Neither did any damage. At least one tank WM report«e! In the attacking force. Youthful American soldlerj pulled back from Yongsan on the U. g. Second Division front before '« strong tank-led Red drive which pushed across the Naktong River. Eltht Mile Rrirr.t • These men. on the left flank of the Second Division, had retreated eight and one-half miles In all. AP Correspondent Bern Price who wi« with one of the last groups to pull out of. Yongsan into the hills to the east, said the men who See KOREA on Page 11 New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T Arncr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors ....... Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Tnt Harvester J C Penney Republic Steel Radio Sncony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears U S SUel Southern Pacific ... 153 3-4 64 1-1 33 3-4 41 1-2 72 120 3-4 48 90 1-8 55 3-8 14 1-8 30 l-« 58 7-8 38 5-8 18 1-8 22 7-8 31 3-4 81 1-4 71 1-8 45 3-8 nj 59 1-4 Quest ion Raised of U.S. Fleet Use After Leaving Formosa Th« luffa goura, from which » sponge Is made,'grows wild and is cultivated In much of the trop- lc*l nor Id. , - By ELTON C. FAV j AT .Mllltarv Affair* Reporter WASHINGTON, Sepl. 1. W— President Truman's disclosure that the American fleet standing guard off Formosa will move out of that aiea when the Korean war ends raised today the question of how the united States then will deploy Pacific naval forces. Tlie United States operating fleet in the Pacific Is today the biggest it has been since soon after World War n ended. There are reasons to believe It Is getting even bigger. In the Far East war zone there are more than 150 Navy ships of various types, Including At least two big carrier*, cruisers, a large number of destroyers, some submsrlnes and a variety ol smaller craft. This dot* oat iaclud* rthw «wib»t»at ships operating out of other Pacific ports of the U. S. west coast. Pearl Harbor nnd areas not In the war zone. Shit* from Molhbalh More ships, combatant and transport, are being taken out of mothballs. It Is to be assumed at least some of them are destined for Pacific waters. A build-up of combatant ahlp strength 111 the Pacific was started list year, long before the outbreak of Korean fighting. Seme of It resulted from, transfer at warship* from th* Atlantic fleet to the Pacific as lnle.:n»Uon«l events put Increasing emp&sis In the western ocean. Adit&al Forrest P. Sherman announced hUi Intentions to expand'the Pacific force won after h4 was named chief of ruvil op«r- -

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