The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 5, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 5, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NgWWAPKK OT MORTHEA3T ARKANSAS AND 8OUTHKA0T MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 143 court* BlythctUl* Rmid BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1950 TEN PAGES SINGLB COPIES HTE CENT* REDS TEAR HOLE IN 120-MILE WARFRONT Russian Bomber Downed After Attack UN Naval Unit Is Fired Upon In Korean Area Body Identified As Soviet Officer; Trygve Lie Notified WASHINGTON, Sept. 5.— (AP> — The United States de• claral today that a bomber marked with the Red Slav of Russia was shot down after attacking United Nations naval forces oft Korea. , In an unusual flurry of post- fJHclnighL activity, the Stale 'Department called Hie incident to the attention of the U.N'., under whose flag U. S. and other forces are fighting nff the Communist invasion of South Korea. ft was the first time this government has charged direct Russian participation in the fighting! around Korea. (In Tokyo, both British and .rtmeiican officials said they knew nothing of the official announcement in Washington. A British aircraft carrier and supporting units are operating off the Korean west coast, but British naval officials said the incident had not been reported to Tokyo.) The State Department said that one body had been recovered from the twin-engined bomber and that it had been Identified from papers as a lieutenant In the Soviet armed forces. Lie Is Notified Formal notification was imme dlateiy haMM to" VJT-. 'Ike Warns America To Gird for Battle DENVER, Sept. 5. M*>—Gen, Dwight Eisenhower warned last night that "Soviet planners contemplate for all the world, including America," the same {ale as Russia's satellite countries. He called on Americans to practice "Spartan frugality in *O1 11011- es-enttal mnttcrs" to assure vlctovy in "this bitter and probably prolonged struggle , . . "All leaser considerations must wait; we cannot tolerate politics as usual any more than we can tolerate business as usual. "We must get tough—tough with ourselves." The wartime commander of Allied forces in Europe spoke on a nationwide broadcast launching the Crusade for Freedom, Americans will be asked to sign a freedom .scroll and contribute funds for a network of European radio stations to counteract Russian prop- aga nd a. It will supplement ttae work of the government's Voice of America. Tightened Belts Urged Urging an individual and national tightening of belts, the Presiden of Columbia University said: "We must have, efficiency and economy in all gofer n mental pcnditurcs." "It would do no good to defend our liberties against communist aggression and lose them to our own greed, blindness, ignorance or shiftless reliance on bureaucracy ind the federal treasury," he said. He described conditions in .the totalitarian, countries wbeve "one third of the human race works in virtual bondage." Soviets Seek World "This is what the Soviet planners contemplate for all the world, including America," said the commander of the armies which inel their victorious Russian Allies or the Elbe River in Germany less than six years ago. "Thn die has been cast in Asia but we are in no limited engagement." he said. "Free Europe Is still a tempting target for B pre datory military force. Vishinsky to Head Soviet Delegation To United Nations MOSCOW, Sept. 5. CAP)—Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. .Vishinsky will head the Soviet delegation to the United Nations general assemly opening in New York Sept. 19, the government disclosed today. The foreign affairs ministry Applied for a United States visa Tor Vishiitsky. Vishinsky, who has been reported ailing, Is back in Moscow alter taking a brief rest at Czechoslovak SPA. and apparently (eels equal to the U.N. assignment. UN Forces Are Threatened In 45-Mile Northeastern Rim Of Korea; Pusan Jeopardized TOKYO, Wednesday, Sept. 6. (AP)—Ked Korean* tore a bijf hole in the northeas. tern wing of the 120-mile wax-front Tuesday. This threatened all of the United Nation! 45-mile rim on tlie northeastern part of Korea as two Communist units drove into Al- 'ied forces on the sea of Japan coast. One headed south, the other southwest. Before them lay the twin highway junctions of Kyongju, 18 miles southwest of |^ • >-. and Yongchon, 20 miles east of Tacjju, Allied base city of the central front. REDS DRIVE SOUTHWARD—Korean Communists today smashed through Allied linos along the northeastern coast of Korea and pusher, to within two to five miles of Kyongu <;!>. A Soviet correspondent claimed that Reds were shelling the 'airdrome at Pusan (lower right), although this was not confirmed. At other points of fighting (indicated by black arrows) UN forces were reportedly holding. lAP WlrcphoUi Map). 14 Die in State f .nera, n Ji curit Jebo^pf Britain. tl_ ritj CmirreH "president* President: Trumnn was informed of the Incident blip' Presidential Secretary Charles G Ross told reporters he did not hear him express «iiy reaction Ross said he assumes Mr Truman tjad .approved in ad vance the submission of the report by the State, Department to the U ft as a matter of' course Ihe department located the In cident ' approximated ' at lha 3Stn Parallel, which^is^the'boundary between North and South Korea Ihe brief announcement did not pinpoint the actioh'above or below that paiaiiel. Rrd - Starred Bomber Thus there .was no indication whether the shooting took place in waters which the Communists regard as their own. It was on the west coast, which borders on tlie Yellow Sea south of Communist Manchuria and'cast of Red China. The State Department sail the bomber "identified only by bearing i_Red Star" passed over one of the • ships In a U.N. formation and ed toward the center "In a hostile manner." "The bomber opened fire upon a See BOMBER on Page 3 Nation's Labor Day Violent Death Toll Reaches Over 500 By Th« A»oclaitd PTCM Arkansas Labor Dpy weekend was markeu by at least M'vlolent deaths There were eight- tr'«!fic fataii- lies; three homicides;'».suicide: »n accidental shooting and one man killed by a train. Clayton Youngblood of Blue Eye Mo., ; WR.S Injured fatally when thrown from the bed pf"« skidding truck'near Berryvllle Monday. A Bellcfonte farmer.- James' A, Pollock, was killed when he fell and a .22 rllle he was carrying discharged Sunday. Clarence o. Webb, address unknown, was killed by a train near Monday. Police said he was walking on the trajn hit him. tracks when the John Blackwood Is Seriously III .loha O. Blackwood of O.sccola. who suffered a heart attack in Tennessee 10 ttays ago, was reported in critical condition today by attendants at General Hospital in Cleveland, Tenn. Mr. Blackwood suffered the attack while visiting a son and daughter, •John S, Blackwood and Airs. Paul Murphy, h\ Cleveland. He is n, brother of Dwight H. Blnckvrood, former state highway commissioner, and Mrs. Lnn Williams of CKsceola. Weother Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon. Icnighl svui Wed.- BT The Associated Presa 500 Killed in U.S. More than 600 persons were killed In violent accidents over the Labo Day holiday — one of the bigges lolls on record. Traffic fatalities were under tin predicted total, but as usual tin heaviest toll was in motor mishaps. A nation-wide survey showed 51 killed in accidents from 6 p..n (local time) Friday to last uiid night—a period of 78 hours. Thi figure was unrter the record break ing toil of 550 over last Labor D.IJ but above the previous high rec:>r' of 428 In 1937. Of 'he total. 361 were Killed ii traffic accidents. Heaviest tolls were in New Yort Texas, California. Virginia, Wiscon sin and Illinois. Drivers forfeit Bonds Two Ir&ffic law violators foriette boms tnts morning In Municipa Court here, rhey were Don Huey who forfeited a $10 bond on a chars of speeding, ana Jessie Wcstmor land, who forfeited a S5 bond charges of running a red light. Army -Asks..for 70,000 Mail Draft Caii During November WASHINGTON 1 , Sept. 5. (AP}—The Army today asked for a draft of 70,000 mtiu ns: November. This raised the total draft call to dale to 170,000, all for the Army, in earlier calls the Army asked i'or 5U.OOO men in September and 50,000 in October. The Defense Department said today the Navy and the Air Force do not plan to ask for draftees in N'o- ember. Both .services have 'oecu ouildlng up their manpower with volunteers and by the recall of reserves. The draft now Is limited to single men, aged IE) through 25. Draft boards are calling the older men But _ with » goal of 3,000,000 men pus under the draft. Most of them under arms by next June, there is', are now exempt. every .sign that the draft will soon . Under present draft calls, a high percentage of men have been jected by the Army. MnJ. Gen. Lewis B. Her.ihey, director of selective Scrvice f has buen prodding the army to lower its be broadened. Only last week. Chairman Vinson (U-Ga) of (he House Armed Services Committee said that in -January his group will consider raising the draft- age to 35. Vinson also said it may be necessary to bring'World War II .veler- . Virucn has said lie considers present Intelligence tcsl.s to be too rigid. School Board Filings Due By Tomorrow Tomorrow Is tlie final date for persons seeking positions at as school board members in the Sept. 26 Mississippi County school elections to file iwtitions as candidates, John Mayes, county school supervisor, announced this morning. In order to get their names on the ballot, candidates must tile with Mr. Mayes a petition which lias been signed by at least 20 qualified voters. The names of persons who have already filed were withheld by Mr. Mayes pending the receipt of last minute peitions. Elections will be held in nil 16 districts which make up the Mississippi County school system. Board members will bo limned and millnge proposals will be voted upon. Blyrheville Man Wounded in War; Missourian Killed A Blytheville Army private has been reported wounded and a. Kennett, Mo., sergeant reported killed in action in the Korean war area. According to a casualty list released by the Department of Defense this morning. Pvt. Arthur L. Mitchell, son of Mrs. Ruth Mitchell. Route 2, Blytheville. was wounded and Sgt. Lesley A. Moore, son of Arthur K. Moore of Kennett, was killed. Britain Target Of Charges by Russian Press N. O. Cotton Arkansas Cotton Area Forecast— Ark:itiK:is Special Wciilher Forecast for Cnllon Areas: Partly clou:!y weather until Thursday when showers are nKain indicated. Humidity will be fairly tow Tuesday and Wednesday and winds will he light. Oct Dec Mar May- July Open High Low . 3911 3936 39C8 .. 3970 3398 3069 .. 3990 4038 3947 .. 3982 3998 3977 .. 3937 3957 3935 Close 3SI86 389.1 <OC8 399S 3950 PARTLY nefday. A little cooler In the south portion this afternoon ond tonight. Missouri forecast: clear and continued cool tonight; low tonight 4550; Wednesday clear, slightly warmer norlhacst; high near BO. Minimum this morning— 55. Maximum yesterday— 85. Sunset today — -6:22. Sunrise tomorrow— 5:. 16. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today— none. Total since Jan, 1—50.81. Mean temperature (midway tx- tweeti high and low) — 70. Normal mean temperature for Sept.— H,3. Thfs Date t-ast Year Minimum this morning— 70. Maximum 3'estcrday — 92. Precipitation Jan. 1 to thi« <t«t< Luxora Schools Open with Enrollment Of 481; Victoria Roster Lists 260 LUXORA, Sept. 5.—A total Of 481 students were registered yesterday as classes In Uixora's schools for the 1050-51 school year were begun. One hundred and seventy tour students were registered at Luxora High School with a total of 1*07 registered for elementary classes. The first day of school w»s restricted to registering with classes scheduled to begin today. Members of the Luxora High School faculty for the 1950-51 year are: Tye Adams, athletic coach and physical education instructor; Mrs. P. T. Ballew, English; O. C. Driver, science; Edwin Hays, commercial; Mrs. C. B. Thomas, math; Mrs. B. E. Thompson, library; Ver- hori James, principal and socl»l science; Mrj. Raymond Pete, home economic*; »nd Kenneth Rensluw, music. Members of the grade school fr.c- ulty are Miss Maxine Halstcad and Mrs. V. W. James, first grade; Miss Bmmalee Klnimmer and Mrs. T. D. Wilklns, second grade: Mrs. J. f. Mifllin and Mrs. A. D. Hill, third grade; Miss Grctchcn Barnes, fourth grade; Mrs. Edwin Kays, tilth grade; Mrs. Paul Arney, sixth grade. A total of 260 students were registered at Victoria. Faculty members at the Victoria school are Mrs. Nonye Hayes, and Floy Holcman first grade; J. S. Olive, scconc gride; R. W. Wells, third grade; L. C. Hudson, fourth grade; Ferman Rogers, fifth and sixth grades; Miss Thelma. Dcnsmore, seventh anr eighth grades; and W. P. Ellis principal. T. D. WiHtlivs is superintendent of the Luxor* School District. New York Cotton Oct. . Dec. . Mar. . Mav . July . Open Hi^li Low Close 3978 4003 397R 3593 3076 4010 3976 4008 ..'... 3095 4024 3902 4025 MOSCOW. Sept, S. (/n— The Russian has accused British planes from Hong Kong with 50 violations of the Chinese commun- st border. Another article published at tile same lime charged Gen. Douglas MacArthur with openly rebuilding Japan's armed forces. A Tass rllipakh from Pelping, publisncd in lite Communist Party newspaper Pravrta.' said more than 100 British planes-flcv: over Chinese territory In 50 different instances from June through August. The alleged border violations, Tass said were for "purposes of provocation." MncArlhnr, Pravdrt declared, wa: freeing Japanese war criminals, boosting the influence of Japan's militarists, rebuilding her war Industry, reestablishing Ihe Japanese fleet and army and building air and naval bases in Japan on a big scale. Mud - splattered, Allied halted (he southern flank of the drive In the northeast two to five miles north of Kyongjii, Tha southwestern plunge by a force of unknown strength swept close to Yongchon, which wns un- dershort range mortal- fire Monday night. Tlie Kcds seemed headed for Taegue to Ihe west of YoiiBChon, and Pusnn, main allied harbor south of Kyonju. They were nearest Tartu, Ixilh At Yongrlioii and near Tabu, norih of the northwestern front rail hub some 12 mllei In the rugged hills. 1 Fusan has not been closely approached by the North Korean forces. But a Russian war correspondent'* tllsp'.ilch published In Moscow Villd north Korean nig caliber artillery began shelling the Pusan airdrome at dawn Tuesday. There was n<l confirmation of the KusslAn dlsnalin. A driving rain beat down on the whole warn-out, miring men and machines in mud and 75 per cent of normal Allied aerial supjwrt. Enemy frontline positions were bombed by radar-sighting Tuesday night. Klse-Mlirre AlIlM Hold Save on the northeastern Iront Allied troops more than held 'Shell own. U.S. Marines and a second rii- .slon infantrymen smashed aneat six miles in the bridgehead area west of Yongsan, 32 miles south ol The Reds ^'ere reported abandoning/guns and equipment In their Ilight back to the Naktoiig Riy el which was swollen hy rain. On Hie extreme southern front where the Reds lost an estlmatcc 13,000 men in the last four days, thp U.S. 25th Infantry Division "an nihilated" 1,000 North : Korean trapped west of Masan. • AP Corresiwndcnt Jack MarcBetl reported from Immediately nort' of Tacgue that muddy U.S. Firs Cavalrymen and engineers cam down from the walled citadel o Kasnn atop a 3,000 foot ridge whic' they almost captured in two day of hard fighting. Men Pulled Back M:ij. Oen. Hobart R. Guy. com namling the troopers' division, si! .he men were pulled back becaur the rainy weather made It Impos sible to keep them supplied by drops. But the northeastern front v,a the most critical. AP Correspondent Bern Prica re- liortcd the break in the northeast- • crn arm of the Allied line could result in withdrawal of the whole Allied northern front. Price said Allied troops were digging in high ground ImmeclUiMy north of Kyongju on liie coastal road Irom Pohnng to Pusan, on the southeastern tip of the peninsula. He reported Allied troops were preparing to defend high ground west of the KyongJu-Poriauj. highway linking northern front forces with Taegu to the west. A U.S. 8th Army communique at Cotton Leaf Worm Infestation Worse Most Serious Aspect is Shortage Of Insecticide, County Agent Says County Agent Kcilh Bilbroy said this morning that he cotton leaf worm siturition in North Mississippi County s graclunlly growing more serious. Infestation has grown somewhat general .on rank cotton in Mts- sslppi county, Dunklln County. Mo., and most of the St. Francis River Valley, Mr. JBilbrey said. Poisoning operations have begun In a number of sections of the county and will get underway In others when Insect- clues become available. ' "The most serious thing about infestation," Mr. Bllbrey said, "k .hat right now Is the scarcity of poison. Insecticide dealer* in this are* lave reported lhat poisons are not available and that' there doesn't seem to be enough poison in the United States to take cart of th« Dales for County Draft Calls Set 130 Men to In Three Groups Beginning Sept. 20 • Date on which men called for 'pre-mllltary service Induction examinations under- the county's October draft quota were announc- this morning by Miss Rosa Snllhn, clerk or the Mississippi County Draft Board. - " The county's October quota Is for 130 men. This will be broken into three groups, Miss Saliba said, with 40 scheduled to be culled for examinations on Sept. 20, 45 on Oct. 4 and 45 on Oct. 11. These calls will 1)0 for November Induction, Miss Sallba stated that practically all of the October call will he Illlcd by men In the 22-year age bracket, Thirty-five Mississippi County men have been called to report for examinations tomorrow and vc scheduled to leave tor Little Rock by bus at 7:35 a.m. 1 p.m., Tuesday (3 a.m,, CSTI scvU the North Korean breakthrough was wide and by a force of untold itrenglh. ... 3S90 ... 3950 4012 3965 393.) 3947 No Control Action WASHINGTON, Sept. 5. OP) — The White House said today it Is WOO j "extremely unlikely" that President 3961 New York Stocks Closing Quotation,*: A T k I . 153 1-8 Amer Tobacco 651-2 Anaconda Copper 34 !-4 Beth steel 41 7-8 Chrysler 72 5-» Coca Cola 120 1-2 Gen Electric 48 Oen Motors 903-4 Montgomery Ward 56 1-2 N Y Central 14 Int Harvester 28 3-4 J C Penney fio Republic steel 33 1-8 Radio 173-1 Socony Vacuum 23 Studebakcr 31 S-> Standard of N J R2 1-4 Texas Corp 71 i-j s «"5 « 3-8 U S Steel 38 1-4 Southern Pacific M 1-4 Truman can complete action this weefc on his home front controls program. Mrs. Edwards' Condition Is Reported as 'Fine' Condition of Mrs. Don Edward's, who suffered a bullet wound In the head at her home here July 30, was reported today as 'fine" by itlcnd- ants at Baptist Hospital in Memphis She Is not In a serious condition, Ihcy said. Mrs. Edwards was wounded and her husband was fatally injured In the July 30 shooting. A coroner's Jury later returned a verdict Dial described the shootms as an attempted murder and iul- I cide. Luxora Rotary Plans Rural Urban Banquet Approximately 200 people are expected to be on hand Thursday night at r.uxora Rotary Club's annual rural-urban banquet. Principal speaker will be Joe Hardin, Arkansas Farm Bureau president. Flctarlan Hays Sullivan is In charge of program arrangements. The annual event Is held for the purpose of bringing together businessmen of Luxora and farmers of the county. Leonard Ellison is chairman of the Rural-Urban committee and Is being assisted by R. L. Houck. C. p. Powell is In charge of arrangements for guests. Tom Callis is club president. The banquet Is .scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. In thn high school cafeteria. Soybeans However, he advised farmers that, the preferred poison materials for the combating of cotton leaf worma are .toxaphene and calcium nraen- ate. Others lhat can be used Include "3-5-40" (Ihree percent benzene hexachloride, five per cent DDT and 40. per cent sulphur), three per cent gamma' BHC (benzene hexachloride), lead arsenatt, 10 to. IS .per cent Paris green and .10 to 15 per cent London purple.'' 'Although aldrln hu been. u«ed some in attempting leaf worm con^- trols in Mississippi and Texaj, It does not appear satisfactory and It Is my understanding that Its us«' Is not recommended by Dr. Charlea Lincoln of the University of Arkansas or officials of the federal cotton stations in Mississippi and Louisiana," Mr. Bilbrey s'nld. Facllltlea Also Short To further complicate matters, Mr. Dllbrcy said, facilities to apply poison where It is available, are short and many farmers are being forced to wait, Poisoning in .practically all areas will have to be done by airplanes and airplane dusting services In and around Blytheville arc bonked to capacity at present. Winds lhat accompanied recent rains have matted the cotton fields, mtiklng It almost Impossible to poison the cotton hy tractor, Mr. Bil- hrey said. However, in some areas It Is being done by hand or by mules on small acreage. The cotton leaf worm damages cotton by stripping the stalks of leaves and stunting the maturity of young bolls. D. V. Maloch, county agent for South Mississippi County, reported ft general infestation of leaf worms in that end of the county also but that the Infestation was spotty, heavier In some sections than In others. Tie said that he had received calls from nearly every community In the southern half, of the county re- poilmg worm Infestations. More I'oison In Soulh Missco The poison situation seems to be a little better in South Mississippi County. More farmers in that area had poison on hand ar.d Mr. Maloch said that this situation has not ai yet become serious. Meanwhile, farmers that have poison on hand arc hoping that clear weather will prevail so that poisoning operations can be completed as quickly as possible. Windy wt.tthet, such as was witnessed today, also hampers the application of poisons. The first cases of leaf worms In North Mississippi County were reported Friday. Only a few cases were reported then, however. N'ov Jan Mar May High Low 231 246?i 253 >', 249Vi 25G'J 252 25814 254'i Close 247',i 243H 252 VS 254 W Hurricane Sweeps Coast of Florida MIAMI, Fla.. Sept. 5. W — Screaming winds of a tropical hurricane bore down on mainland cities today, toppling trees and sending residents scurrying for storm shelters as its center crossed the coastline from the Gulf of Mexico at Ccdai Keys, 52 miles southwest of Gainesville. Heaviest winds reported were 15 to 80 miles an hour at cedar Key, where the storm started inland. Ppur hours later, however, Ocala, nboiit 40 miles Inland, reported only 37 mil* winds with gusts up to 36 miles. Gainesville, 52 miles northwest of Cedar Key, hart even less wind. . Dunellon, a citrus packing town 15 miles inland had gale winds with some trees falling and most rcil- denu sheltered In the city hall and a school. The erratic storm left a 50-mile slrelch of resort coastline damaged and soggy. Tides from six and a half to eight feel above normal swept the pretty resort urea from Clcarwater to Sara.iola, washing out roads, toppling a beachfront houses, sink- few small boats, putting Into distress and piling sea Keys reported by radio that the wind was beginning to subside at 11:45 a.m.—nearly six hours after the (irst hurricane force gusts— sufficiently for a survey of damage. Another highway patrolman reported a house blew down at Bronson. 30 miles Inland, and his car barely escaped the wreckage. The beaches around St. Petersburg were hard hit by a raging surf. At least 17 cottages and two concrete buildings were destroyed at picturesque Indian rocks, a beach resort village 10 miles south of Crop Measuring May End Soon Floyd C. Crouch, senior field assistant of the Production and Marketing Administration, said this morning that—weather permitting —measuring of Mississippi County crops under the government's marketing quota, will be completed this week. Measuring was scheduled to be completed last week, Mr. Crouch said, but rain kept measuring crcxvl out of the fields. Following the completion of crop measuring, marketing cards will b* Issued farmers by Ihe PMA offic*. water like lakes around homes and 1 CIcarwater. Wind-driven tides were hotels. Patrol C»pt. Olln Hill I six and normal. » half to eight feel above Tanks Land in France '_ CHERBOURG;,' *Ya'nce, Sept. ». f/p>—The first American tanks under the U.S. arms aid program arrived here today aboard tVi» freighter American Miller. ,•'••.

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