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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 142 Blytherillt Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blylhcvill* Courur Blythevllle Herald Labor Sets Goal: Beat Communism Union Leaders Pledge Support For Peace Rr HAROLD W. H.tKU WASHINGTON, Sept. 4. (jfj — Labor celebraled Us annual holiday loday pledging to work for the de- fJat of Communist aggression everywhere. That Is the prime goal stressed In ' Labor Day messages by Presidents William Green of the AFL and Philip Murray of the CIO. Millions of Americans enjoyed the holiday In Ihe usual ways of fun and relaxation. And there was a usual heavy toll of accidents. President Truman had sounded the keynote for the Labor Day fpeechmaKers In a statement for Ihe occasion several days ago. He said he knew he could count on organized labor's support against Communism to win peace—"a peace that will mean even greater rewards not only for our own workers but for workers everywhere." On their mld-cenlury Labor Day, workers of the United States could take stock and " count themselves jlgrtunate by comparison with work- CD* elsewhere In he world. ' Best of .W»je« This counlry's workers had the best of It In wages, purchasing power and worldly comforts. The APL's Green, recalling warnings by his organization against Communist aggression, said: "Now the full scope of Communist ?treachery and the full danger of the Communist threat against world peace is at last becoming apparent to all Americans and to all freedom- loving and peace-loving peoples." Murray called attention to the anti-Red purge the CIO has just completed of its own ranks and declared: Workers Want Peace "The workers of America want peaceful world, in which men and women may work to Improve their living standards, their democratic instllutions, their personal goon and welfare. These are precious goals, and we will strive for their achievement." ' '• , '..Similar expressions came'- from 'Secretary of Labor Tobin and Al J ..•Ray.eK, president .of the, Jnterna- _ .and Muiray reded lea ted their ganlzatlons ; to strive for' repea '{-{he labor-hated Tuft-Hartley law -' ; Tobin, Murray. Green and John iLi-Lewis, head of the Miners Union 'had addresses scheduled later in Ihe J d_ay at-labor: rallies In various sec- itions of the; country. '. ., Marraj Gives Warning ; While pledging the CIO's utmosl 'effort against Communist aggres- -*ion, Murray warned that the CIO 'will vigorously oppose any eftorl ;to" retard labor at horhe. i "Let no man think he can take -advantage of the national .crisis to :weaken our unions or to rob our 'people.;.of-'hard-won gains," said :Murray. Tobin said in a radio Interview yesterday that the nation has untapped sources of manpower ant the Ingenuity to meet any labor de- Inands for defense. Labor Day finds America's two big labor factions closer togelhc than at any time since the CIO was carved out of the AFL 15 year: ago. Unity of nctfon, if not aclua « rger. already is being seriously cussed by the two federations iming around 13,000.000 members Schoolmasters To Meet Sept. 20 The monthly dinner meeting ol the Mississippi County Schoolmasters Association will be held Sept 20 at Blythevitle Senior High School, John Mayes. county supervisor of schools, announced th morning. New officers will he elected, who will in turn select various committee; to function throughout the year. A special program is being plrnneci. Present officers of the organization are C. Franklin Sanders of O.sceola. president; Grant Collar of Shawnee. vice-president; and Mr. Mayes, secretary. THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Or NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1950 TEN PAGES W. "- ™»--- -« •*»• ••*« mfmsx- a ' Tl fflrr_Jt» •>*'.**x,S*r**—* BROTHER ACT IN KOREA—It's a family affair against the Reds for these two brothers, Pfc. Elwcwrt Perry (left) and Cpl. David J. Perry, Dallas, Penn., both riflemen of the First Cavalry Division's 7th Regiment. The brothers, who have been fighting side by side on the front lines, share a dugout on the Naklong River front in Korea. (AP WIrephoto from u. S. Army). Missco Near End of Labor Day Holiday with No Traffic Deaths Mississippi County so far has escaped the long Labor Day weekend without a traffic fatality. Only two accidents were reported over the weekend with only one person receiving injury. Tom Lusk of Little Rock, foreman for the James Construction Com- Manila, overturned and burned, pany which is constructing Manila's new sewer system, suffered a broken nose, a fractured shoulder and burns about the body last night li when the car he was driving failed 8 Persons Die During Holiday Two Auto Collisions Near West Memphis Up Traffic Toll By The Auociated Pr*s» This is the'big-day of the Labor Day weekend—the Holiday itself— ?nd alpv.rijroiglit. 'T-v.sons -are known to.hp-ic died - lri' r Arkansas since the period began Friday midnight.' : ' :. A collision of ' two automobiles near West Memphis and a mishap at Star city Sunday raised traffic death loll to six. the Petty was car. The crash near west Memphis claimed the lives of Mrs. Eugene P. Little of Russellville, Ark,, and Doris Petty, 19, of Boonville, Miss. Mrs. Little's husband, a Navy chief instrument man stationed at Russellville as a recruiter, and Dewey Mill Phillips, disc jockey for radio station WHBQ at Memphis, were Injured critically. Miss a passenger in Phillips' XPRTO Struck Duwn Nelson Perry. Negro pedestrain, was struck down and killed by an automobile at Star City. Welrton Brown was shot to death In an altercation at the home of his former wife, Mrs. Linnie Brown, at Walnut Ridge Saturday night. Ira Phillips, Walnut Hitige grocer who also was divorced from Mrs. Brown, surrendered to Sheriff Joe Spades and was charged with murder. A Negro mill worker was killed in another shooting Saturday ni°ht at Crossett. ° Three Traffic Fatalities There were three traffic fatalities Saturday. Sidney Nash, 54-year-old Memphis druggist, was injured fatally when he failed to make a curve at DeValls BlufI during a heavy ramslorm. A fall from the back of n truck at Leslie killed nine-year- old George Thomas Wilson. John Espy. 70. was killed when hit by an automobile at Fort Smith. Two Arkansnns were killed other states. in Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness, scattered showers this Scbrcno Wiley. 33. of Augusta, was | slabbed to death Saturday night at ' Vincenncs. Ind., where he worked .. l hc V1nccun <» Packing Corp. A fellow worker, Joe Dolorosa 22 was captured and Police Chief James F. Harlow said he admitted slabbing Witey. s J. Reed Dcnlson, 5s. Bate.wlllc manganese operator, suffered fatal injuries when his automobile crashed into the rear of a parked truck near Henrietta. Okla., Sunday: SCATTERED SHOWERS • Iltrnoon. tonight and Tuesday. No Important temperature changes. Mlwouri forecast _ Fair north, partly cloudy south today, tonight »n« Tuesday. Little temperature change, high today ao-85, low tonight 55 north to 66 south. Minimum this morning—72. Maximum yeslerday—90. Minimum Sunday morning—£8. Maximum Saturday—a). .Sunset today—6:23. Sunrise tomorrow—5:35. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 «m today—.11. Total since Jan. Mean temperature (midway b«- twcen high and tow)—tl. ) mpan tpmn*raltjyg r~.- If Carrier Misses Your House, Call to Courier Wifl Bring Laie Delivery Did your carrier forget to leave a Courier News at your home? If he did, you still may get thai days edition by calling the Courier News olfice. The telephone number Is 4461. However, these calls must be received while .Ihe special carrier who makes late deliveries Is still on duly. On week days, these calls must be received before 7pm. On Saturdays, calls for late deliveries must be received by 4 p.m. Your cooperation in calling before 7 p.m. on week days rmd 4 p.m. on Saturdays will assure you delivery of a pap-r. Late d.-liv- erl65 cannot be made after these houn. execute a Highway 18 curve Mr. Lusk was en route from Blytheville to Manila at the time of 'he accident. Following the accident was treated at Ration's Clinic in Manila and released. Slolen Car Found A car stolen in Dexter. Mo., was recovered by city and state officers ifler it had crashed into n telephone pole in front of the Razorback Drive-In on South Division Street but the' Negro driver of the :ar escaped the officers who were pursuing him at the time of the accident. The car, a 1950 model Oldsmobile sedan, was reported stolen from Elmo Jones Lynch in Dexter. Saturday night, City officers Herman Lane and Bert Ross..and State Trooper George Irwin, who were irnising-> in a city prowl car. spotted the car and-its driver al the intersection of Division and Chickasawba Streets and gave chase. The Negri) driver, apparently confusing the drive way to the Razorbscks" parking lot as a street, attempted lo turn and crashed into the pole,' officers said. The Negro then jumped from the car and fled. He had not been arrested at noon today. The car, which suffered damage to its left side, was turned over to Mr. Lynch yesterday. Two Escape Injury Two Soutn Mississippi County Negroes, however, were involved In a fatal accident near Clarksdale, Miss., yesterday but neither was injured. Jimmy Forte. 2. of Oak Grove. La., was killed and his parents Mr. and Mrs. James Floyd Porte. Sr., were injured when the car In which the Louisiana family was riding crashed Into the rear of a panel Iruck driven by Singo Harvey, Negro, of Wilson. Investigating officers reported that the truck driven by Harvey apparently struck another car driven by Roosevelt McVcy. Negro of Osccola. The McVcy car then skidded into tht path of a fourth vehicle driven by Hertzell Field, Negro, of Clarksdale. Sen. Kerr Calls For Huge Armed Strength in U.S. Solon Backs Truman Request for Increase In Guns, Men, Tanks OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 4. (AP —Senator Kerr (D-Okla) said to day that the nation must swifll; make llsclf the world's stronges Junior Bar Group Studies Proposed Amendments,Acts The Junior Bar Section o[ Ihe Arkansas Bar Association has initiated a study of proposed con-.titn- tlonal amendments and initiated acts which Arkansas voters will sec on their ballots ill November. SINGLE COPIES FIVE GENW Korean Red Power Cracks Allied Lines Taegu Jeopardized As Tank-Led Units Smash UN Defense By RUSSKU, BK1MKS TOKYO, Sept. 4. (AP)—Two tank-led Red Korean columns cracked Allied linos on the norlltezist war front today and forced down main highways in a power drive that threatened to outfliink strategic Tactic. The Keds broke through defenses south of Kigye in Ihe 1 Chang sector. Advance spearheads rolled south 12i/ 2 miles for the Rreatest Red gain in weeks Elsewhere on the 120-mile front.* - military pence, He backed power as insurance for up President Truman's call for doubling the size of Allied forces beat back fresh Communist attacks. AII American coun- lerthrust by Marines and doughboys ground out gains In the Reds Naktoni River Bulge west of Yong- san. Associated Press Correspondent Bern Price reported lhal the Communist drive in the northeast smashed lo the outskirts or Kong- ju. This is a main highway cei/cy 16 miles southwest of the east coast port of Pohang. Another Red column rammed nearly five miles into South Korean defenses on a wide southwestern drive toward Yongchon. This town lies on a main road network midway between Kyongju and Tae- gu. The breakthrough toward Kyong- jll represented the deepest penetration the Reds have made in the U. N. beachhead wall since It was erected in early August. Heavy r'ight Ragea Heavy fighting raged all along the battlcfront,- a U.S. Eighth Army comtinlque night. American Division Infantrymen ground out new gfuns west of Yongsan in [lie second day of an assault '.to drive a threatening Red bridgehead across the Naklong River. i ' ' \ !A Marine..niajor said the.-Reds yere on the : run In this-'sector,' fthere the joint task force reported late Monday Marines and Second American armed frrccs, now around days. 1,500,000 men. and for a vast increase in guns, tanks and other military equipment. Bluntly condemning Russia as an aggreMor and treaty violator who has attempted io sabotage the United Nations, Kerr said in an address prepared for the annual convention of the Oklahoma American Legion: "We now know that if there is to be world peace, we and we alone have UK power and Hie might and the confidence of others to lead the free people of the world into achieving that peace." Critics Chidcit Kerr chided critics of the administration's prc-Korean war policies, saying: "I believe our country will be better scrvca by determination to make her stronger today and tomorrow than by merely beln? critical as to any element of her weakness yesterday." Kerr said he had no desire to "shield anyone who should be censured,"- nor was he giving blanket approval to all officials, but he [Hlcied "our first Job is to work and build and prepare until we arc ini- pregniible." Drainage Levy Hearing Delayed Heart,lg on a petition to Increase the rate of assessment in Sub-District No. 4 of Grassy Lskc-Tyron?.a Drainage District No. 9 of Missls- Rock yesterday, authorized its com- scheduled to be Th»> r*r« ?' !*. . r ' ^ ^ ne onc Per cent Increase Is inUnwtcT'to complete ' £J.' pr 2 vcd ' » M78 ' 000 **>"* lssue wi » memla- : m . tions. to^the'pubUc wcIMn advance the S ub-distrlcr,nd °' tne November elections. I existing bonds. , , " ° " g " knocked out 14 Red tanks In two Ah Inteligence officer said three and perhaps four Red Korean divisions—possibly 40.000 troops—hud been massed in and near the Nak- tong bulge. On the northwestern front. First Cavalry troopers counterattacked Communist forces strongly dclend- in? a 3,000-foot ridge 12 miles north of Tacgi;. They drove within 100 feet of the summit. AtUcks Hammered Back To the west, First Cavalry fool troopers hammered back several Communist attacks including an attempt to cross Ihe Naklong River Missco Assigned QuolaofBOMen In October Draft 535 More Men Slated To Receive Calls in Arkansas Next Month An October draft quoin of 130 men has been set for Mississippi County, it was announced lotlny by Miss Rosa Sallba, clerk 'of County Draft Board. This brings to 335 the number of men to be called from Mississippi County in August, September and October. The October draft quota for the state has been set at 535, and to fill this quoin a total of 2.905 men will be given prc-Inductlon physic nls. The 130 from Mississippi County ) lie called In the October draft will be sent to Llllle Rock in three groups, one or.40 and the other two of: 45 L mcn e«oh. First, actual induction.';'are scheduled to tnke place line this month These will Involve men called under the August qotn. Men called to fill the 130- nii qouta will IK given physlca examinations late this month am early in October. north of Waegwan. First Cavalry Division officers told AP Correspondent Jack MacBeth they were confident of holding bick the Reds In this vitnl sector, Vnere the North Koreans have massed five divisions — nearly 50.000 troops. In the southwest. American forces held their original positions after smashing back new Red attacks Monday morning west of Masan. The Iteds are reported to have lost 12,000 troops in this sector in three days. American forces mopped up scattered bands of Communists far behind the front line. A U.S cruiser slipped Inlo coastal waters and joined two destroyers in pounding Red forces on the southern front. Ir. the Tongyong area 25 miles south of Masan. South Korean Marines and naval units and Alllcc planes smashed several Communisi attacks. A South Korean Navy spokesman said several hundred Reds were wiped out. Reels Bombarded South Korean naval units bombarded Reds who attempted to land Sunday in Pukman Bay northwest of Tongyong, On the northeastern front. Cor- respondc.u Price said the two- pronged Red Korean thrust south of Klgye put the Reds In a position to whirl westward against Taegn and eastward to cut off Pohang Opening of New Kennett Airport Set for Oct.] Oct. I has been set as a tcntu live date for the opening of the new Kcnnctt, Mo., municipal airport Charles G. Redman. Jr., cngince in charge of the project, announce! this morning. A celebration is be ing planned for the occasion. About 400 planes owned by mem bers of the aviation section of th Resources and Development DM slon of Missouri art! expected to be on hand and a fly-In breakfast I scheduled. The entire project, which .„ .,„ about 85 per cent completed, will Include an administration building, three runways, a tnxiway. aprons, drainage facilities, fencing and boundary markers. The administration building will be of buff brick, with a large glass trout, office, walling room and rest rooms. It, will have flat concrete decks at both the front anil rear and will be connected to the city sewer and water system. The longest runway, 3.700 will extend north and south /in- other, 2,000 feet In length, will ex- lend northeast and southwest and a third. 1,000 feet long, will run east and west. Estimated cost of the project is $190.000. with $10,000 of this being furnished by the state and SJGOOO coming from the Civil Aeronautics Administration. REDS OVER EUROPE—The Communists are losing strength in Western Europe, according to a survey of authoritnlive sources made by United Press. The Newsmap above gives estimated Communist Party membership In Atlantic Pact nations of Europe in 1949 and 1950. An overall decline of 12 per cent is reported. In addition to figures given, Ihe survey reported Weslern Germany's Red strenglh dropped from 300,000 to 200,000 in four years; in th» same period jn Weslern,Austria it dropped from 150,000 to 140,000, •nd in Switzerland, from 25,000 to 20,000,. Best guesses of Red strength in Spain put the te*»lbetw«n-10,000 and 24,000. Ford Wage Boost Sets Labor History DETROIT. Sept. 4. M'l—The Ford Motor Co. boosted the wagea of ils 120,000 plant workers today and otherwise made history In a new five-year labor'contract. + — . Ford, last of the auto Industry's f j I n II "big three" to fall In line in the jC/IOOl B6//S Toll Farewell To Vacations feet, An- pwt. Price said the «» •»»,. . banlins lhe vlUl1 F°»»»K-KyomrJu refunding of road with mortar and point-blank See KOREA on Page 10 Typhoon Kills 200 Japs TOKYO. Sept. 4. </P)_Ne.irly 200 Japanese were killed by a typhoon that swept across southern Japan, policr: reported today. Hundreds of other persons were missing. Thousands were Injured. march to higher pay levels, did It In an unprecedented manner. On this mid-ccnttiry Labor Day She company junked one contract with the CIO United Auto Workers and agreed lo a brand new onc. Its mnjor terms: 1. An eight-cent flat Hourly Increase to 110,000 production workers. This would be subject lo reduction in event of a fall in living co.sU. 2. Hitching the wage to Ihe cost of living—In that respect duplicating the famed General Motors precedent. 3. An increase in worker pensions from S100 mommy to $125, including social security. 4. A four cents flat annual hourly Increase for four years of the contract. 5. A 13-ccnls-an-hour increase for 16,000 skilled workers, subject to reduction. Ford and the union reached the agreement after three days and nights of secret negotiations. The company did not estimate the contract's cost. Both sides made statements indicating their complete satisfaction with the new pact. It took effect as of last Friday. Sept. 1, and extends to June I, 1955. Whether it will mean higher prices on Kord-made cars was not stated. Ford said its "impact" on prices "cannot be clearly established now." Red Korean Tommy-Gun-Girl Shoots Seven AmericanGI's After Capture ,.. „ . * STAN SWI.VTON' Interpreter, chunp Kvu Vnn. who rT* r i,, Mn .. A ^ i«t« tv,. A , • ,..i.,j_ .- _.- '.. . .... STAN SWINTON MASAN FROKT, Korea, Sept. .. *'— A I'd Korean tommy-gun girl shot seven American prisoners last night. They were captured in their sleep and" their behind them. hands were tied Two survived the hail of bullets out were left for dead. Also slain wax a South Korean assigned to guard the detachment — a signal corps unit stationed atop a rain- swept hill only three, miles from Masan port on the soulh coast. "It Is an absolutely verified atrocity of the most vicious sort." said an American investigator. The Investigator could rot be named because he Is an intelligence officer. The story was pieced together from a bedside Interview with the Iwo American survivors. Other de**"• w«r» •ddad bjr • South KorMJJ Interpreter. Chung Kyu Yun. who escaped after wrenching his bonds apart. ' One of the survivors, a Michigan soldier who can not be named until relatives arc advised that he was shot, said the detachment was asleep when attacked by ten Reds- three of whom were girl guerrillas—about 19 years old. "They tied our hands, grouped m together and then one shot us down " he said. "I could not see which one did It." Butjhe other survivor, a corporal irom New York City who was shot in the stomach, whispered that one ° r 'he girls shot them. The interpreter ssici a rainstorm biew over a small lent where the ooulh Korean guards slept. Chung md OM cutrd who KUd M u or- derly proved Into the Americans' lent to sleep. Three other South Koreans, supposedly guarding the radio station, decided It was too wet ouUide. They set up the small tent again. They took off their wet clothes and were Inside, naked, when the guerrillas, disguised In South Korean uniforms, burst Into the Americans' tent. The sleepy Americans »nd two South Koreans leaped up to find Russian-made tommy-guns In their faces. The three girls had knives and hand grenades tucked In their belts, Chung said. One had » lom- mygun. The other two poinled captured American carbines. "They tied our hands behind us," Chung went on. "Then they heard shouts ouWde. The guards had »Urt«d Hrinf. TlMf (th* JUcU) ran outside to see what was happening. "I wrenched my bonds apart to get help. They shot at me but missed." Chun? ran all the way to the surgical lent. They sent a patrnl of South Korean guards up. A lew minutes later, another patrol ol volunteers irom the hospital was led by Capt. Homer Mihm of 1830 Folby Ave., Los Angeles Back on the hill, the gueirtllas drove off the three guards, went back inlo the lent and ordered the seven American and one remaining Korean prisoner to stand. Then one woman shot them down with her tommy-gun, sprawled In bound. leaving the bodies heap, hands still Thc Reds—apparently MI Intelli- guici unit trj>ta« to Mp^in and get information—rifled the files and carried off all documents. The tent was littered with blank foims and personal belongings they They put the dead soldiers' two light machlncguns and rifles in a pile lo carry away. But they apparently heard the Soulh Korean patrol coming. They fled into the night leaving the pile of firearms behind. A few minutes later, Captain Mihrn's patrol reached Ihe peak loo. "It was the worst sight, of my lile," he said. This morning's patrol searched the area but so far had nol found Ihe guerrillas. Members of a volunteer pilrol from the hospital who went up the mountain included Cpl. clcatus V. Armstrong o f Mammoth Spring, Ark. Vacation days were over as som» 3,000 Blytheville school children answered the first school bells of the 1050-51 term and trekcd hack to ilnsscs this morning. This total In- :ludcd more than 2,200 white students and 800 Negroes. Registration lor the nine city ichools In Blytheville proper was completed last week ami local pu- pits came to school this morning prepared to knuckle down to class recitations ami home assignment'; -•lead. W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of niythevlllc schools, said that figures were not complete but about 519 pupils showed up ,-it Senior High this morning for the opening session. Over at Junior High the estimate was placed at 400. About 1.236 were enrolled at the four elementary schools, with 2-12 al Central. 400 at Jjingc 481 at Sudbury and 113 at Varbro. About 897 pupils were on hand for Ihe opening of the city's three Negro schools. Elm street Elementary School showed Ihe highest enrollment with -ill. Harrison High School hrul 2GB and Robinson Elementary had 218. Schools at Promised Land. Lone Oak. Clear Lake and Number Nine, the other schools In the Blytheville district, h.ive been open since July Down at Osccola pupils enjoyed their last day of vacation today and prepared to start classwork tomorrow at 9 o'clock. Registration was completed last week at Osceola's Senior High. Junior High and elementary schools. About 1.000 pupils are enrolled In the three schools, Frank Sanders, school supcrlntendcnl, announced this morning. Vets' Training Classes to Meet Vets who arc enrolled In the Veterans Adult Education Program will meet for their class periods tonight at 7 o'clock. Mrs, Florence Webster, secretary of the program announced «hls morning. White enrollces will assemble In Ihe Senior Hi?h School auditorium and Negroes In the HarrLion High School auditorium for short mccl- Ingji before elates begin it the respective school*.

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