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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 18, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 154 Blythevilt* DtU, NMM BlythevlU* Courier . Blytbnillt H*r*ld DOMINANT NEWBPAFKR OF NORTHEAST ARKAtMA* AND »OUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS —CouHer Newa Ptioio ACTIVITY AT FAIRGROUNDS—The aroma of sizzling hot-dogs and hamburgers returned to Walker Parlc Fairgrounds today as tents began to unfold (left, above) in preparation for the Northeast Arkansas District Pair which opens tomorrow. This year's fair will feature the usual showing of livestock, farming equipment and daily entertainment at the grandstand and midway. Meanwhile, In preparation to viewing by Judges, owners of entrants In the livestock show this morning were busily grooming their stock. At right above» Wesley Pry, 13 year old Agnes, Ark., boy who has entered five head of blooded Jersey stock. Wesley and Mq father have 16 head! for showing al the fair. A few of their cattle are straight from the Jersey Island». /air's Gates to Open Tomorrow Afternoon With a promise of fair weather for the next two clays from the weatherman and hopes that the remainder of the week will follow suit, members of the Mississippi County Fair Association rushed through the necessary preliminaries of making .ready the fairgrounds for tomorrow's opening of the annual Northeast Arkansas District Fair. —. .. . < UN Delegates Arrive For New York Meet By A. I. GOI.DBKRG LAKE SUCCESS, Sept. 18. W)—Diplomats of the 59 United' Nation* converged on New York today for the crucial fifth-General. Assembly, opening tomorrow afternoon- at Flushing Meadow, ^ ;ijje»d«g by foreign mimsteis of the Big Three and the North Atlantic Council »ho have been sludung for a week Iiow to realm Germany, assembly iltiiOTUB\ (kttemt lay the meeting u news of the , U N collective vcu*lty".«(kMI to'*? ' Liberation of Seoul Appears At Hand Marines Hit Lines 3 Miles from City By LRIF ERICKSON TOKYO, Sept. 18. (AP)—American Marines stabbed to within three mile.s of Seoul today at the head of 40,000 massing Allied troops ordered to make the Ked Koreans surrender or die. ; r fjL.^.^.^^ The Atlantic Council ministers" meet today In Ne» York expecting to announce before nightfall full agreement on .Ihe creation of- an International army^to defend West ern rurope There were *j night,' however; any compromise ing German unl Diplomats While US Secretary Acheson ' has asked- agreement" in pi Uclple on German Participation, French Foreign Minister Schuntan «b far has been unwilling to agree. Allied diplomats remained hopeful thai the problem could be worked out within a few weeks. The Big rhree — Britain, the United States and France—will meet again after the council winds up to complete discusions on ending a st.ite of war with Germany. The meeting may be tonight or tomorrow morning. . ' Tuesday's assembly is scheduled fo be called to order about 2 p.m. <<EST> by Carlos P. Homulo, Phllip- flP"" foreign minister and retiring Vishlnskr lo Arrive Late arrivals will include Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky and most of the rest of his Russian delegation, arriving In the Queen Elizabeth, due at II a.m. (EST) tomorrow, A minute -of silent prayer or meditation 'follows the fall of Romulo's gavel. Then the Chinese Communist representation issue Is ex- pscted to explode Immediately with a demand front VishinsKy that the Chinese Nationalists be thrown out of the assembly and the Communists seated. Red China's Foreign Minister "Choir* to TJ.N. Se.cretary-Genera] ' IVygVe Lie yesterday demanding - that the assembly admit, his, representatives. Russia has plugged In vain in committees and In the securitj council for nearlj a jcxr to get Red China; sealed. Lee Suspended For Disloyalty Loyalty Board Reverses Clearance Given U.S. Commerce Official Weather Arkansas forecast: -Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tucs- WASHINGTON, Sept, 18. Commerce Department officials said today a department loyalty board has made an adverse finding against Michael Lee, and he has been suspended from his $10,000 a year job in that agency. The finding, handed down without announcement Sept. 8, already has been challenges by Lee. His attorneys are preparing an appeal to Secretary of Commerce Sawyer, officials said. Tills finding reversed given Lee when the board said The fairgrounds presented a picture of activity this morning as workers went about their tasks of building concession stands, setting up tents and making ready in general for tomorrow's gala opening. Gales to the grounds will be thrown open tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock and. entertainment facilities will be open well into the evening. ; A huge fireworks display is on lap for both Tuesday and Wednesday nighls, at which time admission to the grand stand will be free. This exhibition will gel under 8 p.m. each evening. Wednesday has been set aside exclusively as a day for judging, at Which'time all exhibits will come under the watchful eye of professional judges Imported for the occasion. To Judge Angus First On.ithis day, winners in the livestock'.division, will be determined mirch as possible. However, it may be necessary to continue this part of the fair through Thursday. First to be judged will be the Angus stock then the Hereford:. Extra tent facilities were necessary in the swine division when the building used for this event could not hold all the entries. Swine judging will be held Thursday. Exhibits in the women's division will be on display in the Women's Building and will be judged both Wednesday and Thursday. The Blytheville Garden Club is in charge of the Flower Show this year, R. E. Blaylock, fair secretary, announced this morning, Mrs. J. F. Owens is chairman of the flower show and is being assisted by Mrs. C. A. Tant. About $14,000 in prize money, the most ever offered awaits exhibit winners. Mr. Blaylock said it was hoped that winners could be decided by Thursday night. Outstanding vadudeville nets L/nc/e Sam Unwraps Master Program for Civ// Defense *"' .•(' By DOUGLAS B. COKNKI.I. . WASHINGTON, Sept.. 18.. (AP)—The'Khyernment 'unwrapped today a muster civil lel'ense plan telling slates .anil cities that home front casualties can be cut in half with rained experts and millions of volunteers President Truman approved the f>- = — ; Jlan, which lacked any price tag' >r timetable. Along with a bill to :reate a new, separate federal civil defense administration, Mr. Truman sent it to a Congress which' irobably will do nothing about au- hority or money for the program before next, year. year ago: a clearance department Reasonable grounds do not exist to believe that you may be disloyal to the government of the United States." Born In Manchuria Lee, 42, was born In Manchuria of Russinn ancestry. He was head of the Far East branch of the department's Office of International Trade before his loyalty was put under question first in October, )948. Before the adverse loyalty board ruling, Secretary Sawyer had asked Lee to "resign or be fired" on grounds that his continued employment was detrimental to the department aside from loyalty questions. PARTLY CIOV'DV day with a few scattered" afternoon thundershowers In Ihe extreme south portion. Not muctt change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Generally fair and warm tonight and Tuesday; low tonight middle 60's; high Tuesday middle 80's. Minimum this morning—66. Maximum yesterday—90. Minimum Sunday morning—62. Maximum Saturday—85. Sunsel today—6:03. Sunrise tomorrow—5-49 ' Precipitation 48 hours lo 7 s.m. today—none. Total since Jnn. 1—52,05. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—78. Normal mean temperature for 6ept.—73.2. Thh Dale |.Mt v*»r . Minimum this morning—60. Mnxlmum yesterday—93 Precipitation Jan. 1 10 this date — MM. featuring stars who have appeared several limes in the famous Palace Theatre in New York, will be presented Thursday and Friday afternoon and night and Saturday night on a stage that has been creeled ir front of the grandstand. Stage Moved Up Matiree acts will begin al 2:30 p.m. and nite shows will get under way at 8 o'clock. This year, the stage has been moved in and Is located immediately in front of the box seals. Scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoons are midge auto races on the half-mile ova track at the fairgrounds. Eigh events will be run off both afternoons. Entries from six states have —Courier New* Photo BOOTH GOES UP—Mrs. Essie Davis (left) and Mrs, O. R. Bedford, both of Flat Lake, were at work his morning erecting the Flat Lake Home Demonstration Club's exhibit tiooth in the Women's Exhibit Bulld- ng at Walker Park Fairgrounds. , * Tin leathernecks spearheaded the 10th Corps liberation force now rolling In a crushing tide on the Red-held South Korean capital. Seoul's liberation appeared to be at hand. The Marines' vanguard was about one mile from Yongdungpo, Seoul suburb on the south bank of the Han River. The Allied force must cross the Han to take Seoul Itself. Fifteen miles northwesl of Ihe city. > second Marine column hurled back five pre-dawn assaults and secured Klmpo Airfield. Then It drove north to the banks of the Han. Klmpo airfield already Is in operation us an Allied bnse with an excellent paved runway. A United Nations communique tonight said Marines were probing for crossings nlong the Han River line on the outskirts of Seoul. The communique said Allied casualties have been light «nd enemy casualties were heavy. "The enemy has not yet recovered from the tultlnl lactlcnl surprise" of the Inchon beachhead landing, the communique said. II .dilcd: 'Piecemeal entry into action of arioiw enemy formations has led P tlieir complete destruction," 2,000 »<•<!» Captured The number of enemy prisoners aptured in the Inchon-Seoul front rea Is approaching 2.000, the com- imiique snld. North Korea defense iinlls, In he airfield urea, launched Intcr- tlttent •suicidal attacks, which rake under Marine infantry and ank lire," lated. V 'Mnrihe, Klmpo Airfield," the communique aid. The Marines continued their advance today after pushing forward •estcrday "against scattered enemy Mtstancc." Official reports Sunday that Ma- Rotne Paper Claims North Koreans Seek Peace Negotiations ROME, Sept. 18. f/P|—Rome'i Independent Glornale D'ltalk said today In a London dispatch (hat North Korean authorities are seeking to negotiate for peace. The (ilsimtch attributed the Information to non-official fndlan circles at i/ondon and said It came from New Delhi. Accord- Ing '" H China and India would serve ns mediators. Olornnle described the dispatch as Its own special service. Triers was no confirmation from any other source. Congress Clears Way to Tax Hike Compromise Pl*dg« Modt to Postpone 'Wor Profits' Act AFL Warns of New Wage Hike Demands, Urges Reds' Ouster Little Rock Boys Held Here After Being Found Asleep in Stolen Auto Two Little flock youths. Booty Joe Foster, 19, and C. L, Holland, 16, are being held in the county Jail here for Investigation of car theft, the sheriffs office said this morning. The two youths were arrested 11:30 last night at the Blytheville Country club by Deputy Sheriff Holland Alken. At the time of their arrest. Deputy Alken said, the two youths were asleep In a 1939 Lincoln five passenger coupe. Deputy Atken slated thai upon qucstioning.lhe two boys admitted stealing the car In Little Rock and here. However. Deputy Alken said, thai so tar he has not hccn able to verify the boys' statement, with Little Rock pellet. been received Friday has for these races, been designated Kid's Day when all children of school age will be admitted free at the gate. Mr. Blaylock announced that fac- .ory men of the John Deere Implement Company w ere on hand this morning to begin selling up an elaborate display of farm Imple- Se« FAIR on Page 11 New York Stocks Closing Quotations: T & T 152 3-4 Amer Tobacco 64 1-2 Hnaconiia Copper 35 7-8 Beth Steel ni 5-« Chrysler 72 3-4 Con Cola .. 1257-8 Gen Electric 477-8 Gen Motors . .; ,,. 95 Montgomery Ward SS 7-8 N Y Cc'mrKl 15 7-8 fr.i Harvester 31 1-8 J .C Penney 64 3-4 Repuollc Steel .. : SO 1-8 Radio .. /.. 17 3-4 SocoTy Vacuum 233-4 Standard of N j 85 3-4 Texas Corp 74 5-3 Sear* ... -: 48 3-4 U S steel 39 3-8 Southern Pacific 62 The program is built around: 1. Cooperation on a big scale between federal, state and local governments, with each sharing some of the responsibility and expense. There is an outline for the kind of organization needed, al every evel. .Must Expect Att«k 'I. Providing pre-attack precautions and post-attack help mainly for some 140 "critical target areas" itics and Installations an enemy almost certainly would hit first and .hardest, yet "all communities should anticipate some form of attack" and prepare accordingly. 3. Mutual aid pacts among citits and states, even reaching a hand across the borders to Mexican and Canadian neighbors. "It is suggested that, as a rough rule 01 thumb, cities within a 20-mite radius of a probable target city be asked to consider mutual aid arrangements for committing up to one-third of their resources as initial reinforcements by pre-arranged plan in the event of attack." 4. Mobile civil aeiense tcams could s<:ccd to stricken cities, even In (mother state. Civil Defense Schools Establishing government schools -to turn out civil defense experts as the British are doing. 6, Bringing civil defense eventually down to the individual—"every person should know what he must do in an emergency." Nobody seems lo know al the moment how much the program would cost or how long it would, lake to develop it lo the point where America, Its vital Industries and its people will have the best possible chance of living through an atom bomb war. One civil defense official said It might be two years, maybe more, after Congress acts, j The National Security Resources Four More Reserves Get Army Calls lIC-rfiTON, Sept. 18. (/!',— The AFL, with 08,807 less unionists limit a year ago, opened Its 69th annual convention today by urging Its union. 1 ; to expel all Communists. * A report from the federation's executive cominltlec also called fo 11-oul preparedness ngMusl the Communist menace and warnet of new wage hike demands laic this year. The report was handed to Ihi convention delegates as they filci Into the city auditorium to hea keynote address by William Green, now In his 20th year AFIj president. The council report gave the AFL' membership, as of August 31. 7.142.003. compared lo a year carllc 7,241,230, No explanation of the decrens was offered but the council recallc goal of 1,000,000 new member had been set for 1940-50. A note of optimism came from rc|»rt on negotiations for the I ternallonal Association of Machin Isls' executives have recommended Board (N3RBI put Ihe plan together In a 162-page prospective best seller called "United States Civil Defense." Two Developments With the publication of the master plan, there were two related developments. Paul J. Larsen. who directed If preparation, resigned as head of the NSRB'.s civil defense office Deputy James J. Wadsworth was named acting director. A former atomic pencrgy expert. Larsen salt thai in the operating stage clvl defense needs someone with a broader administrative and organizing background that he has. He salt he has no special plans for 'ulurt. . Four more Mississippi county enlisted Army reservists have been ordered to report to active duty by Col. H. V. Logsdcn, commander of the Jonesboro District of the Organized Reserve. The four reservists are to report to Fort Hoot. Tex., and Camp Chaffee, Ark., tor assignment to active duty on Oct. 7 and Oct. 10. Ordered to active duty were Pvt. Billy G. Goodman (FA) and Pfc. Charles P. Saner (MSCl, both of Leachville, to rejK>rt to Fort Hood, Tex., Oct. 10 and Pvt. Edward H. Senter (INFi of Osccola aud Cpl. James E. Kelly I FA "i of Blytheville, to report lo Camp Chaffee Oct. 7. the U.N. war summary flyer* have landed on By FRANCIS M. LeMAY WASHINGTON, Sept, 18. (AP)— A compromise pledge that Congress will act later to tax excess • war profits apparently cleared the way lodny for approval of l 14,508,000,000 Lax boost and the start of a vacation for lawmakers late this wcetc. But It may mean that Congress will be back in November. ' Agreement on the knotty corporation excess profits issue , WRJI reached at an unusual Sunday-session of a House-Senate conference committee, The conferees, now smoothing nut differences in the House and Senate version* of the general tax bill, approved— subject to Hous* and Senate approval— that Congress will act ellher'later this year, or early next, on > levy on excess 'corporation prorits. This levy tv to to Ocl.;.l jor July 1 of ; this year. r ,.' ' , . Tills Is Intended to postpone the profits Issue and enable quick, final approval of the general tax boosting bill In time for higher levies to become effective Oct. 1 on the rli>e.s were righting In the outskirts ">mes of more than 60,000,000 Indl- of Seoul proved premature al that v ' dllal «»*PWs. N. O. Cotton Open High Low Oct 4062 4084 4023 Uec 4.058 4083 4020 Mar 4055 4082 4010 4034 4052 3D83 July 3059 3935 3927 Soybeans CHICAGO. Sept. 18. <AP> — ClOJ- ig 1 soybean quotations: High Low Clc«e Nov 2J7'A 2J3',i 2.36!; Close 4005 4056 40SO •1030 3353 Jan. Mar. May 240", 7.43 245 2,16 2.39 2.41'.; 239 rcafflllatlon and thai a membership referendum will be held soon. The machinists were estimated to have 600,000 members. In making a call for all-out preparedness against communism, the AFL councH said such a program must h,ive "firsl call" on the nations production facilities. "We must return lo the lask all the manpower and resources needed for It," the council said. lime, Ked Koreans seJxed the rlty June 2fl, three clays aflcr they Invaded he United Nations-sponsored republic. I'an Rail BrMfn Blown South Korean forces blew the Han's rail and road bridges then. Allied planes repeatedly mangled the bridge.remnants. As the big offensive mounted al both ends of South Korea, Allied wnrplanes showered the Reds with 3.000.000 leaflets warning them they musl give up or die now. On the old southeast Korean beachhead, an Arficrlcan battalion crossed the Naktong River and set up FI firm bridgehead on the west bank. Allied forces had withdrawn to the cast bank Aug, 4. U.S. Second Division troops made the crossing west of ChangnyonK. The Reds drove back three US. patrol.s which tried to cross al another point. On the northeastern front of the old beachhead, two Allied battalions crossed to the north bank of the Kyongsan River. The river runs Just south of Pohang pori on the cast coast. Allied forces mostly made steady Senate Kavnrs Acltnn The Senate had gone on record as favoring action _ on an excess profits tax next year.' But the Housa overwhelmingly called for action this year. The conferees agreed on a compromise which calls for enactment of such a lax If Congres.i is in session after November elections—otherwise, next, year. Hut Senators Connally (D-Texas) and O'Mahoney (D-Wyo), lenders in the fight for Immediate excess profits legislation, said they will Insist on a definite understanding that the lawmakers return after the elections to act on the matter. Tax Bill In Way Th? lax bill Is one of the major Items In the way of Congressional recess or adjournment this week. Us major provisions: Individuals —a $2,100.000,000 Increase In levies on Incomes of over 50,000,000 persons, effective Oct. 1. On that date Ihe withholding from wages and salaries, after personal exemptions, will KO up for most taxpayers by one-fifth. Corporations—an Increase of sl.- 500,000.000 a year In normal corporation Income taxes, to apply to one-half of 1050 Income. The mc'asurc embodies numerous New York Cotton Oct. . Dec, . Mar. . May . July . Open High Unv Clt>sc •!031 4076 4073 4019 3375 4112 4090 "4099 W72 4004 4048 4045 4045 4018 3337 4095 4076 4007 progre-'S all along 125-mile 3'J4"i M/ssco Crop Measuring Ends i Initial measuring of Mississippi County's collon and other allotted crops under provisions of the government's marketing quota has been completed with only A few re-measure rases remaining, Floyd C. Crouch, senior field assistant for the Production and Marketing Administration said today. Mr. Crouch stated that he hoped to .mail marketing cnrils this wetk to farmers who are in compliance with the county's *7 per cent acreage allotment. Farmer* who have over plan led. he Mid. will have to wall until their overplant Is plowed up or the penally paid bttor* marketing card* c»n b« Issued. ' southc.isl perimeter. But the Reds resisted fiercely at several points. Communists Move Units There were Indication* the Retls | caught In the allied nutcracker- were pulling forces from the southeast front to defend Seoul. AP Correspondent Rclman Morin, in the Inchon-Seoul beachhead, retxirtc.d i evidences of suicidal resi-tnnce by i surprisingly weak and wild-eyed' Red forces. Allied fliers spotted a fast Red motorized column racing north from Taejon, 90 in it as south of Seoul, Warptar.cs blasted the moving Communist troop column. The Navy In Wa-shtngton reported Marine pilots now arc able lo My off carrier* and land at Ktmpo. The Navy said belated repoiU from the Inchon-Seoul sector said 17 Russian-made tanks were destroyed by Marine ground weapons and 18 other* were knocked out by Navy and Marine carrier plane.?. Allied planes ranged al] ovnr Ihe two fronts. Carrier-based Navy and Marine plane* hit [led airfields within ISO miles of the Inchon beachhead. Gasoline Flrn started U.S. Filth Air Force flghter- bombera jptwed Jellied gasoline fire bombs at Red troops on the southeast, Korea perimeter. B-29.S hit Red positions In the Wacuwan sector northwest of Tae- gu with 400 tons of bombs. They plastered an area one-half mile ««c SEOUL «n r»ie u other provisions, dealing with thu law loopholes. many of them plugging of tax Health Tests Now Required For Cafes Here All cales opened In BlythcviHe In the future must undergo an inspection by a representative of the Arkansas State Board of Health, Jam Dickey, county sanitarian, announced this mnrninR. Tho.=:e whn arc not approved will not be allowed lo opon, All cafes now in operation must meet the requirements for equipment prior to the first of the year as stated In the rules and regulations pertaining to public ealinjt and drinking places, or else the manager of the establishment will not be issued a new privilege license, Mr. Dickey said. There will be an fnsoectlon o( all establishment* before the first of the year prior to the Issuance of privileges. Proper equipment shall consist of hot water under pressure or a hot water tank, toilet and lavatory facilities end proper dish-washing equipment. William Mitchell, county sanitary engineer, and Mr, Dickey represent the State Health Board la North '

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