The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1950 · Page 3
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1950 BLrTHEVTLLg (ARK.) COURIER NEW? Truman's Toot-in-Mouth' Marine Corps Statement Stirs Service By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON, Sept, f. UP) — Pr«sld«nt Truman's badly-phrased statement that the Marines have a •"propaganda machine almost equal to Stalin s" today stirred up both wi*;thful reaction and curiosity about how It came to be made. JJhf President chose an odd time ^P'wrlte to a Republican Congressman chiding a service around which has grown something akin to legend. It came In an election year, on the eve of a convention of the Marine Corps League. In the midst of a war In which the Marines are fighting. Also, the letter followed closely on a series of Incidents *hich had showed up sharp division between White House thinking •nd that by some high military officials. The President's comment about Marine "propaganda" was . contained in his answer to o request by Rep. McDonough (R-Callf) for equal representation of the Marine Corps in tlie joint chiefs of staff. "Navy's Police Force" In turning down that Idea, the President said the Marine Corps Is the Navy's police force and as loiis as I am President lhat Is what It will remain," He ridded, however, "nobody desires to belittle the efforts of the Marine Corps. . . ." The Marine Corps retained an official and discreet silence, not shared in other capital quarters. Senator Aikcn (R-VU labeled the lct!<:r "indiscreet. Incorrect ancTiin- CJlled for;" Senator Thye (R- Mmn) called It "shocklnR" and "Incredible:" to Senator Htckenloopcr (R-Iowa) It Kas "nstoundingly In- s'.ilting." Senator Kefauver (D- Tsnnl said It was a "very un- ^Tjoimhlful letter." HJ Douglas Defends Truman A measure of defense of tlie President came from Senator Douglas (U-lll), a Marine Corps officer In World War II Douglas said he disagreed with virtually everything in tlie letter, but he said he is sure It did not represent Mr. Truman's "real Judgment." "Once In a while boners are made, 1 Douglas observed. If uniformed members of the Murine Corps felt constrained, Marine veterans and friends of the Marine Corps did not. Clay Nixon, commandant of the league said a Presidential retraction was In order, that the President had vilified and insulted the Marines and damaged the spirit of Marines fighting In Korea. The Marine Corps-Reserve officers association issued a. three-page statement about what It called the President's "monumental mlsunder- itandlng." uth Africans Ready , South Africa, Sept, 8 air force squadron South Africa !• sending to ]oln U.N. force. in Korea began yesterday to mnste, its 250 officers »nd men from units •11 over the union. Many of th pilots forming the new squadron ar veterans of World War II. BLYTHtV I LUIS ONLY ^.Ll WHITE JMEATOF Open Week Days 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 Lost Times Today DOUBLE FEATURE WANOA i HENDRIX ClAUW RAINS MACOONAID CAREY 'No Thought Of Sex' •t Ton! Mohr, Vienna-born dancer currently doing a milk- ith rrutlne In i Chicago night spot, says she thinks American strip dancers arc "vulgar." Miss Mohr claims stripping should >e a delicate art. Her cvm act, she says, has "no thought, of sex." —PLUS— *M Mtf .to.- 12 Crui MiufcaT Ston[ Also Cartoon Thursday & Friday FEATURE "KAZAN" with Kaun the Marrel Dn» Alw CarUon 565 Die During U. S. Holiday Weekend CHICAGO, Sept. 8. (fl>)—The na lion's violent death toll for the Labor Day weekend was a record 505. A breakdown of the accidental deaths showed: 389 killed In traffic mishaps; 78 drownlrigs, and 98 deaths caused by accidents of miscellaneous nature. The recoro toll compared to the previous high of 550 over the 1949 Labor Day holiday. The traffic fatalities were under the 435 predicted by the national safety council and also under lastyear's all time high of 410. Ned H. Dearborn, council president, termed the traffic death count "the most encouraging holiday traffic record since the war." . The count covered a 78-hour period—from 8 p.m. last Friday to midnight Monday. California led the country In fatal accidents—45, followed by New York and Texas, each with 42. Three states, Dela- ware, Maine and Wyoming, hid no accidental deaths. Young Democrats Plan Banquet LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 6. (/P)— The Young Democrats of Arkansa: is planning a. banquet. here Sept 22, closing day of the state Democratic convention. President Douglas Bradley o Jonesboro said an "outstanding speaker "would be obtained foi the dinner, planned to honor members of the general assembly and the. state's constitutional officers. The organization will conduct, its customary campaign to encourage all prospective voters to pay the): poll taxes. Oct. 1 Is deadline for pol tax payment, entiling voting In elections to Oct. 1, 1951. PAGE FIVE U,S. Hoboes Give Backing To War Effort PHILADELPHIA, Sept, 6. iff] — The Hoboes of America. Inc., are ;>Iedged lo back the U.S. war effort :n Korea 100 per cent. Jeff Davis of Cincinnati—wldely- ttiown "emperor" of the clan—au- lotmced yesterday delegates at:ending the 42nd annual National Hobo Convention voted In favor of resolution to that effect. Since the end of World War II, members of the hobo organization *ach year have adopted a resolu- :lon pledging themselves to aid in :he reconversion program.* Davis said he has no record of actual hobo participation in the recovery effort, but he thought their sentiment was at least worth mentioning. The work of the convention, added the onetime knight of the road wno now sells razor blades, Is being hampered by (he habit of dele- gales who slip off to New Jersey resorls, "letting the committees do all the work." "Still," he said. "I think all th, hoboes throughout the country will really respond to this Korean war appeal." American Troops Unlikely to Receive Body Armor in Time WASHINGTON, Sept. 6. WP— American troops are unlikely to be supplied with body armor in time to do them much good In Korea. Tills I 5 the latest word from the Army Quartermaster Corps which came out four years ago with an armored Jacket^something like those worn by medieval warriors. The Army's 1946 version of body armor consisted of flat panels made of layers of glass filament. Fastened to a tight fitting cloth jacket, this plastic armor withstood .45 caliber slugs fired at point blank range. But, the Army points out that most weapons fire bullets that travel at much higher velocities than those from a .45. The only body armor currently used by American troops is made of steel plates stitched together. Because of their weight these steel Jackets are rarely used except by mine detection crews. Cramer Assumes Guard Command WASHINGTON. Sept, 6. </P) — aj. Gen. Kenneth P. Cramer Iclt Is Job as chief of the Army De- urlmenl's National Guard Bureau cslcrday to assume command of le 43rd Infanlry Division. This- is one of four National tuanl divisions thnt will be cnlli?d ltd federal service this month. Us lanpower Is drawn from Coimcctl- ut, lihoclt Isliind nnd Vermont. Cramer will be succeeded as chief I tnfi Jfaliounl Guard Hurenti by laj. Gen. Raymond H. Fleming. ". . ..AND IT COMES OUT HERE"-A "baloney w^o, symbolizing the Communist propaganda machine, was the contribution of Veterans of Foreign Wars from New Chicueo, hid., lo the VFW convention pai'ade in Chicago. NOTICE Notice is hereby given thai the undersigned h*s filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the Stale of Arkansas for permit to acll and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as lllckman, Armorel, Mississippi County. The undersigned stales lhat he Is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoKecl within five years last past; and that the- undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to th« sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 1 day of Oct. 1950, and to expire on the 32 day of June. 1951. John Buckner, Subscribed and sworn lo before on the 30 day of June. 1951. Mrs. Marshall Blackard, Notary Public My Commission expires: 3ifl;53. 9J5J50 DON'T TOUCH Lobsters are more closely related to spiders than to Ilsh. .« m w«np™ pfc«. bump..nd blicVlwiHtmcauKd bylaw blood count. /Uk for SS.S it .r>y dru, ,to£ S CCn* tam» r ffYtritm •foW • <?.<?. Cuban Sugar Town Finds Price Too High HAVANA. Cuba, Sept. 6. Wi—The town of Cabalguan. In the center of this number one sugar producing nation of the world, reported it was without sugar today. "For some dnys not a pound of refined sugar has been found In Ibis town," reported a correspondent for the newspaper Avance. Reason; Retailers saul they had to pay $8.80 a 100 pounds of sugar. They could sell It for only »9. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wednesday & Thursday JOHN WAYNE ANT1ION1 GUINN "BACK TO BATAAN" Also News & Short Miss Whitsitt's Shop Is Proud to Announce that Miss Grace Durham owner and designer of Grace Durham Original Millinery Grace Durham Millinery is yours Exclusively at Whitsitt's in BJytheville will be at Whitsitt's in person tomorrow THURSDAY, SEPT. 7th Showing a complete line of Smart Millinery which wiil be featured for Fall. Miss Durham Is Bringing A Complete Line Especially for the Style Show, Which She Wi'i Attend In Person, Friday September 8. Don't Miss Hi* Big Fashion Event of the Year Hotel Noble — Fri. Sept. 8 Two Shows—3 and 5 p.m. Tickets now on sale at Whitsitt's , WHITSITT'S Because You Like Smart Things General Services Administration, ubllc Buildings Service. Office of ie Division Engineer, Room 604, 114 Commerce Street, Dallas 2, exns. August 22, lOiio. Sealed bids, in triplicate, will be eceivcd nt this office until 3 p.m., epl. 12, 1950 and then publicly iiencd, for furnishing the matc- als, nnd performing the work f or lUcellaneous repairs and painting t the P.O., Osceoln, Arkansas In trict accordance with the .snecili- ntions dalcd PB-Dlv-fl, Aug. 1, 950 nwi drawings (if any) men- loncd therein: and the general ondltlons dated Sept. 15, 1042. Ami .dclendum (hereto dntcd May 15. Air Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Ph. 58 1044. Specifications and other data may be had at the office of th* custodian of the building or tht office of the division engineer, or public buildings administration, room No. 507, Lemon Building. Washington, D.C. Irving, D. Porter, Division Engineer. One explanation of the fire- walker's art is thnt the glowing cools art volcanic rock, so porous they do not retain the heat al- tliouch they appear to be white hot. Wednesday & Thursday "A LADY TAKES A SAILOR" JANE WYMAN Skyline Vi Mi. No. of Blytheville on Hiway 61. Lost Times Tonight Double Feature Busier Crabb* In "Mars Attacks The World" —ALSO— Bowery Boys & Leo Gorscey In "Mr. Muggs Steps Out" Always a Color Cartoon Thursday & Friday DOUBLE FEATURE KKROL FI.YNN "SILVER"RIVER" PI, US "Always Together" SHOW STARTS 7:30 P.M. LAST TIMES TONIGHT Thii Must Be Seen by All the lilllf! children lo CMIIO unlit me. AF,SO 3 COLOR CARTOONS SBI.,KCTKI) SHORT SUBJECTS THURSDAY & FRIDAY Double Feature Program dimiUR I. HORMMI and UE IOEB • Ditecled ky WIlllAM CASHE ProJutfd t> RALFH OltTRICH • A Urwerullr.IcratKXUl Ptlure Plus ..." AU'S GtOT OtV THE WcST&W fKOtV7?erf *GW£STOW 71 WALTER BRENIUN VINCENT PRICE Snfiltf t) MMB D»a*! • tacM I) tf«tS U»'.M • M ALSO CARTOON ALL CfllLDRKN II OK UNDER ADMITTED FREE. FREE PLAYGROUND FOR THE KIDDIES

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