The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 19, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 19, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWBPAHOt OF NOKntKATC AMA VOL. XLVI—NO. i55 Blytheville Daily Newi BlythevlU* Courlci Valley Leader Blythevill* Herald ; BLYTUEVIUJB, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES District Fair OpensUnder Sunny Skies Opening Night Crowd Likely To Set Record The annual Northeast Arkansas District Fair is under way. Gates to the fairgrounds were opened this afternoon at 4 o'clock to an approving throng, who before the night was over, was expected to reacli record proportions. People were expected to take advantage of the most favorable weather enjoyed hi several weeks, and turn out in record numbers. Robert E. Blnylock, Mississippi County Fair Association secretary. was acclaiming the prevailing sunshine this morning and offered a guess that between 10,000 and 20,000 persons would pass through the gates before closing time tonight. Mr.'Blaylock also expressed pic is at the weatherman s prediction fair weather Tor the next seve ra] days. Workers were scurrying about tha Walket Park Fairgrounds this morning applying the finishing touches io the building and decorating at concession stands, exhibit booths and other necessary tasVs Ready for Judging Several of the exhibit animals were being given shower baths with hoses early in the morning by own ers or caretakers who hoped to have their charges bright and shiiiey for the scrutiny of the judges tomorrow and Thursday. Ali exhibit, buildings were rapidly filling this morning as entries continued to pour in. All printed tags had been issued and Mr. Blaylock. was using make-shift tags until otlv ers could be printed— nn indication that « record number of entries was coming In. Feature attraction for the first clay's festivities will be a huge fireworks display in tront of the grandstand starting at 8 o'clock tonight. The performance will be repealed tomorrow night at the same time, Admission Whrs« tio •the , mosqtiil ^_ for thf ^tandVAnd at the park be sprayed each pftenioon at (\ prlock U> rid the area of the pests Mr^i»l*yiock announced A new r feature of ihe fair this year *lll be a wildlife display spon^ •ored by 'the Arkansas Game and ;Hsh Commission. Various wild aiii : mals. birds "and fish will be ihcludr M! in this display, »hlrh at the presenl time is located under the trees opposite the livestock building. Friday Is "Kld'a Day" After the livestock juaging is completed, the display will be moved into a tent just west of the livestock building, Mr. Blaylock: said. The fair secretary also announced that tomorrow afternoon from l to 5 o'clock all children would be able to ride any of the carnival rides at the grounds for nine cents. Friday has been designated "Kids' Day 1 at which time all children will be admitted free to the grounds. Admission price to the grounds is 35 cents for adults with children ^accompanied by adults admitted Wire*. Special vaudeville acts are slated for Thursday and Friday afternoons and Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with midget auto race? on tap for Saturday and Sunda; afternoons. The fairgrounds will be open each morning at 9 o'clock and will main open throughout the daj The fair will close Sunday afternoon SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Allies Rush to Jump Han River Before Reds Rally Defenses North Koreans Seek Reinforcements to Aid Effort to Save Seoul ' —Courier New« Photo KITCHENS, OI.I) AND NEW—Members of the Dogwood Ridge Home Demonstration club chose to portray the differences in kitchens of today and yesterday In Hie booth they erected for the Northeast Arkansas District Fair which opened here this afternoon. The booth is located In the Women's Exhibit Building. *— Harriman Tells AFL faft Can't Be Trusted Non-Stop Jet Flight Over Atlantic^ Halted WASHINGTON, Sept. 19. (AP) Two Air Force jet fighters nban doned an attempt to fly from L«n don lo New York nonslop today aft er one of the planes damaged it equipment for refueling In High over Pre.stwick .Scotland. Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly douc this afterncon, tonight and Wed PARTLT CLOUDY r.tsday. Not much change in tcm peiature. . MHMMri • forecast: Partly cloud warm >nd rather humid tonight an Wednesday; low tonight midd 60's; high Wednesday mid 30s. Minimum this morning—63, \faximum yesterday—93. Sunset today—6:03. Sunrise tomorrow—5:49 Preclpllatlon 24 hours to 7 n.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1-S10A. Mean temperature (midway tween high and low)—78 Normil mean temperature f •ept.—-r3J. Tfch O.U U,l y,, r Minimum this morning—68. Maximum yesterday—78. preelpiUtlon J»Jn. 1 to thl* da —Courier N'ews Photo A I AV1N \Sn A-WAI11N—booking somewhat imenthusu 3out the whole thing tht^e porkers took it eas> at the fiirgtound today while Baiting for the tune when lhe> would pande befor Mlie judges in an pffoit tg cirrj off top premiums for their owners :ie annual District fair opened at 4 pm today 'oycees Vote To Take Over W/O Campaign The Blytheville Junior Chamber f Commerce last night voted to dopt the Infantile paralysis fund rive as an annual project. The drive Is staged here each ear to raise funds for combatting oliomyelitis through the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis hrough its Mississippi County Chapter. In charge of this annual cam- lalgn will be 'the Junior Cham- icr's Public Health Committee, which is headed by Dr. Charles L. : raig. This drive usually Is held In January. In other action during the club's iieeting in the Jaycee clubhouse ast night, the group heard reports on the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Junor Chamber of Commerce held Sunday in Hot Springs. Four Blytheville Jaycees attend ed this meeting. They were I. H Soleman, Bob Warren, Elmer R Smith and Charles Moore. By I.Kit' ERIOKSON TOKYO, Sept. 19. (AP)—Allied liberation lorcos rushed up river-crossing equipment today to jump the Han water barrier at Seoul before Reel defenses can be rallied. The Allies were racing against, oncoming Communist reinforcements for possession of the besieged capital city. The Reds appeared to be abandoning the old Allied southeast beachhead box perimeter In an effort lo save Seoul for themselves. Marine-led Allies were mounting a 40,000-man offensive aimed al spanning the hair-mile-wlde river and winning Seoul quickly. Marine forward elements were reported two miles from Seoul—across the unbrldged river from the Ked- held capital. The southeast rront w as cracking Ark-Mo Asks PSC Okay on Gas Plan Arkansas-Missouri Power Company today filed with IB Public Service Commission in Little Rock an application o serve Blylheville and nine other Northeast Arkansas cities Russia Told to Keep HandsOffW. Germany By DONALD DOANF, ' FHANKTURT, Germany, Sept. ig. (p,— The United Stales Joined Britain and France loday lu i warning lo Soviet Russia, lo keep hand* oil Western Germany. The Uirec nations moved [o end their slalc of war wllh Germany and lo strengthen her Industrially and defensively, but announced that there is no call lor recreating; a national Army in the Western tana. ncl towns with natural gas. The application was filed today*y E. B. Thomas, a.ssislant to the resident, and Glen I,add, Ark-Mo ate engineer, who were In Little ock representing the utility. Other towns and cities Included the application are Osceola, Dell, eachville, Luxora, Manila, Montte, Wilson. Piggott and Rector. II are in Mi5£i5sippl County ex- ept Rector and Piggott, which are i Clay County, and Monette, hich Ls in Cralghead County. Franchises for natural gas ser- Ice have been granted Ark-Mo by II these cities except Monelte. Ark- 16 officials said today that a fran- hise to serve Monette will be Bought in Ihe near hiture. To Serve Missouri The company's plans also include erring'seven towns and cities In ioulheast Missouri. These arc Ca- ruthersvllle, Hayti. Steele,.:Malde_n, Campbell, Portafjevllle and Oideonl ;The '•" application ^ lists "• VTeMs- Eastern Gas Transmission' Cp,*<a'nd or Mississippi''River. Fuel Corp." sources of the ^gas' to bt. brought to this area. Ark-Mo officils said that detailed engineering studies, to determine size and location of pip«lines-, source and 5-uppVy o[ gas Bnd-.esUinates o total cost are. being made and wil he submitted to the PSC it • lile date. n * 'iin i' it' •lying What s-lt Seen in Missouri Pilot Identifies Object Near Poplar Bluff at Balloon POPLAR BL.UPT. Mol. Sept. 19. (AP)—Southeast Missourian* me still wondering what the heck lhal balloon-shaped gadget high up In the sky could have been. The "wh«fs-it" (let's call It that (or short), ; was first noticed about noon yestfrday and the government weatner stailpri . at the! Maiden Army Air Base Mid It be jus*, about straight up. at 'that t{»ML X.T4 fln^('-:jr, l_ "'IL'^ *~ 'i * -" . wide open under pressure and Red withdrawals toward Ihe Allied second front no miles away. A shield of Sherman and Persh- Ing lanks and Infantry was thrown out on Ihe Marine south flank Seoul's cross-river suburbs lo block off Ihe norlh-bonnd Reds. There the Allies had » lank-ringed perimeter set up wllh great firepower. Red Columns Reported Advance Red columns were reported within a lew hours' drive of Seoul. Sevenllt Division infantrymen — Americans and South Koreans — streamed from Inchon Into positions across the main highway lead- Ing into Seoul from the south. The Marine vanguard had driven into Yongdunpo, Seoul suburb on the Han's southwest bank, and another Leatherneck rorced pushed about seven miles— also on the soulhwcst bank of the Han. Any attack upon RerJln or upon Western Germany will be regarded 1 as an allack upon the occupying nations themselves, ' . This was made clear In a com- munique issued by Secretaries Acheson, Bevin nnd Schuman after llielr New York conferences. The text was made public here lonlght. The ministers, In their New York session, also decided tn: 1. "Permit Ihe establishment of mobile police formations organized on n land (stale) basis but wllh provisions which would enable the federal (West German) government to make effective use o[ all or part, or p this rorce in order fully to ; meet the exigencies of the present sllu- alion." 2. lieview present prohibition* nnd limitation* on German Industries. .. 3. Remove Immediately all restrictions on the sl/e, speed and number of commercial cargo ships built for export. 4. Permit steel to be produced beyond the present limits Inld down by the Allies wherever such increased production would "facilitate the defense effort of the west." 5. Permit West Germany lo setup a ministry of foreign affairs to handle its own foreign relations, now handled by the allies. (See KfUlrrt Story on P.f« J) UN General Assembly Meet to Begin Today By A. I. GOI.URl'.RO NEW YOHK, Sept. 19. <fl'|^The world's lop diplomats gathered here loday for the opening of the UriHcd Nations MHh General Assembly- Korean motorized Reds irolling .'north In columns faced the laik HOUSTON, Sept. 19. lyP,— A to .armnlstration spokesman lold th American Federation of Labor ti day "we can no longer afford" iavi> Senator Robert Tad (R-Ohio) n a position of high responsibility. W. Averell Harriman, special as- iFlanl to President Truman. said n a prepared address that if the Ohioan's advice in recent years had aeen followed "Communist objec- ,ives would thereby have been furthered." Harriman's bhmt language was one of the sharpest administration attacks on Taft, whose defeat In the November election was pre- Wilson Church Remodeling Hearing End -. ioired; • to ' the' e'ast and soiith during i the •ftemoon. : , "We don't have »ny idea what. It. was," a, wealher sUllon employe declared. He- reported presence of the "wbal's-ft" to Ihe Memphis, Tenn., office and i jel plane wenl up to about 3S.OOO feet, to have & look see. "Oouliin'l TeH Mich" "The pilot." the .weather bureau man reported, "said he couldn't tell much morn about the object at that height than when he was on the ground." In Memphis the Jet pllol. Li. Claude Haverly of the Atr National Guard, said: "H was some kind or wealher balloon, I'm sure." Haverty said he kept the thing In view for almost an hour but could not get close to it. "ft just looked dicted yesterday by AFL President William Gteen. When yon look at his record," said "-he former ambassador to Russia and Great Britain, "you cannot escape tne conclusion that the Congress 1 .d adopted his po sittoii. Communist objectives would thereby have been furthered. 'Artions which further Ihe designs of the Kremlin cannot be forgiven on the ground that they were taken unwittingly. The most chari- taole thing one can say about Taft is thpt he kriows not wha'l he docs." 'We can no longer afford lo leave in positions of high, responsibility men who tail' to- rccogni?^ that American leadership Is essential lo the peace of the world." The S45.000 remodeling program of the First Baptist Church of Wil;on. which was started in June, will 52 completed in about six week, D O Anderson, buildinc chairman, announced this morning. Exlii.sive remodeling has been done in the church auditorium and ,ew educational building Is under consLiuction. The auditorium, which formerly was a wooden frame building, now has an outside wall of brick veneer, and has been enlarged Inside to seat aboii 400 people This is about 100 more than its former seating capacity. The educational Building will be a two-story, brick veneer structure cnntalnirg a large recreation room ,md kite 1 en on the tower floor and H classrooms on the upper door. The new butldlne Is being con- "istructcd adjoining the church audl- o- torium. like a big weather balloon lhat got caughl up about 60. 10. or 80.000 was drifting along." he feet and said. Several persons who are good at rigures studied for a time and camp with estimates that Ihe object •as all Ihe way from IS to 50 miles igh. Street in Army Housing Area Named for M/ssco War Hero A street in Battle Park Homes, a new housing area located on the grounds of Ihe Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Ga.. has been named in honor of Lt. Edgar H. Lloyd, Mississippi County's only Congressional Medal of Honor winner o[ World War II. Mr, and Mrs. Edgar B. Lloyd ot Yarbro. parents of the World War II hero, were notified of this honor earlier this week in a letter from Maj. Gen. W. A. Buress. commanding officer at Port Benning. Last year, a monument to Lt. Lloyd was erected on the Court House lawn and dedicated In services attended by retired Gen. Jonathan Wainwright. General Burress' letter (allows: "H is »n Inform you that the name of your son. First Lieutenant Edgar H. Lloyd, has been selected from among those infantrymen who were awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II to designate a street in a fine new housing area on this post known as Battle park Homes. "Fort Bentilng is the home of the Infantry and it seems to me to be particularly filling to perpetuate his memory In this manner In a locality in which many of his former commrades In arms now ferve. and where It will be a constant reminder to generations of Infantrymen of the high standards of. duty which he so fully observed. "Personally, and on behalf of all Ihose members of the Armed Services here, I pay tribute lo his memory." Wilson Man Fired $225 for Assault Ellis Howry of Wilson was assessed fines totaling «2£5 and costs and sentenced to 30 days In Jill in Municipal Court In Osceola this morning on charges of assault with intent to kill and public drunkcnrss Howry,'along with Walter n penter, were charged with an assault on Henry Gamer at Howry's home in Wilson Saturday nl?ht Garner suffered a severe cut on hi left arm. . Carpenter was lined 125 and costs on a charge of public drunkenes, but was found not guilty on charge of assault with Intent to kill. N. O. Cotton .of; righting through this barrier to Seoul or running the Tight flank! As Red Koreans strea'iiied oiil of poi'ltloiu on the southeast Korean front on their northward flight. Allied forces punched aheid there.' Watltiran Sflzed They sei7«d Waegivan, fought Into Ihe hilltop walled cily of Kasan, put at least 4.0OCI men across tile Naktong and a bridge over the rlve| —nil In the center o( the old 125 mile perimeter—and forced gains on the Masan and Pohang ends. The South Korean Third Division entered Pohang port after the battleship Missouri's big guns hud pfundec' Reds In the blttcrly-di.-t- puted past coast port. 'Ilie former director of the Rerlih airlift. MaJ. Gen. William H. Tunner, was named commander of a newly-created airlift to the second front. Aimed four-ennined transport planes innded In ft steady stream throughout Tuesday afternoon at Klmpo Airfield, 12 miles northwest of Seoul. The Marines seized it Sunnay nighl. The bis, planes brought supplies Civic Music Group Outlines Fall Campaign Committee chairmen of the'civlc Music Association met last night to map plans for Ihe annual membership drive which Is lo bCKln'Oct 9. Local C.M.A. President R. A. Porter-- aim announced appointments to head committees at last night's meeting In the City Hall. Mrs. Dick 3. While was appoints organization chairman. Serving with her will be Mrs! Harold Davis Other committee heads Include Irs. Selgberl Jledcl, dinner chairman; Mrs. B. M. Terry, Jr.. pros- lect chairman; Mrs. Jack Rawlirigs lendquarlers chairman; and H. A Hollies, publicity chairman. Headquarters for the group dur Ing Its campaign wee's will b« In Hotel Noble. Mr. porlcr lold the meeting las night that "severs! nationally Accident Brings Fines of $125 for Leachville Man James Jones, Leach'vllle farm laborer, was assessed fines totaling J125 and costs In Municipal Court -his morning on charges of drlv ng while under the Influence of Iquor and leaving the scene of an accident. Jones vas krrtated after the car he was driving collided with one driven by Mrs. Dollie Harris of Trumann last nfght three miles north of Leachville on State Highway 17. According to Deputy Sheriff Floyd Burrls of Leachville, Jones (ailed to stop his car after the accident. He was fined »15 and costs and his driver's license was revoked for 30 days on the driving while under the Influence or liquor charge and he was fined $50 and costs on the charge of leaving Ihe scene of an accident. In other action, hearing for Howard Spencer on a charge of obtaining personal property under false pretense was continued until Thursday. He is charged with giving a worthless check in the amount of 455 to Bud Sweat . and trtcps to the (ronl. bulwarking .he thousands ot fighting men and hundreds ot tons of equipment stl! flowinj, ashore at Inchon, 22 miles of Seoul. Lt. Gen. George E. Rtratemeyer said the Far East Air Forces would run the second front' airlift on a 24-hour schedule. Poi-keU of Reds S1III Pockets of Reds still were fight Set. KORKA on Pajrr. U known musical groups will be made available to us for concerts should our membership drive meet expectations." He pointed out that he was nol at liberty to divulge the names of Ihose artists until after the mcm- berhip campaign closes. More than 000 memberships were sold last year. Mr. porter placed this year's goal at 1,000. Refrigerator Bids Are Asked by BH A Blfl> for rerrfRcrator.s lo be installed in Ihe low-cost housing project apartments on south Division Street will be accepted unt>; 2pm. Oct. 17 al the Blytheville Housing Authorily office in the First National Bank Building. The bids will be opened publicly and read at that fime. Ther? are 80 duplex apartments and ar. administration building In the project. Contracts already have berr awarded for the purchase and installation of ranges, water healers anJ spi.ce heaters. Hornersville's Airport to Get Runway The municipal airport at Her ncrsville. Mo., U to undergo an extensive race-lifting, it was announced this morning.' Bids will be acccpled at tli« office of Charles c. Redman, Jr. Kennetl. Mo., engineer in ehnrse of the project until 7:30 pjn.. Sept 27. Included In the renovation of the field Is construction of a 50 by 2,001 feet surface runway, erection of new fencing and re-erection ot old fencing, improving drainage facilities, building of an acce, e .i road and seeding and turfing of unpaved soil. The Improvement project Is sponsored by the Civil Aeronautic Administration, the Stale of Missouri and Horneraville officials. s most, critical meeting In U.N. Istory. • A givel rap bjr retiring Presl-V lent .(Curios P. Romulo, Phllip- ilncs','torelgn minister, unleashes review of the world's troubles hat rjiny occupy the 600 delegates rom^. 59 member nations for th» nextHhree months or more. : The foreign ministers of Ihe. li ' Atlantic'Pact nations,> 5rilisi\'- French .-.American/, Big Three, closed their .sessions yesterday. They move'd today to the »u- :- dftorliim-Rt Flilshing-Meadow, on' ' the-old New, : ,Yor>c., world's; Fair Grounds, to weigfi their concern over-the East-West differences'^wlth fellow U.K. members. Russian* Arrive • : Russla's;vforcign Minister Andrei \ V|jlj|n:J"y ana a number nt other delegates wcra aboard the "•.Queen Elizabeth, .speeding into:New York harbor this, morning to disembark them In time for the afternoon session. Vlshlnbky's haste was lo reopen Ills fight to oust Nationalist Chlm from, the U.N and seat Communist China. The right was expected lo come, almost before the echo of flomulo's gavel died away, despite n surprise move by India last night v/hlch put the Chinese representation question on the provisional iKenda. Few delegates believed beforehand ,hat Romulo could stop Vishinskf from attacking Ihe righl of Na- ilonalist China to sit in the Assembly and vote for Its president, one or the rint items of business. India's move was made In the interests of curbing the stashing language that has marked debate on the China question In all U.N. groups during 1350. ' Keds Have Baltic Or Russia hfiS made the sealing of Communist China In the assembly, tile Security Council and all other U.N. bodies Its battle cry. A promise that (he Aucmbly would lake up the question sometime later In the scssioi var. not expected to satisfy the Kussian leader or his followers. Most Western nallon delegates and their sympathizers consider Korea as the most Important order of business became It Is a symbol of the first collective security action taken by the United Nations. I See Related Story on Pa;e 9) Soybeans CHICAGO. Sept. 19. MV— Closing Soybean Quotations: High Low Clo.-e Nov 236 * Jan 219', Mar 242' May 244 23-1 *, 2.17'i 2!0 23 3 \ Young, Naked, Captive Red Symbolizes War New York Stocks Oct. , Dec. Mar. Maj July Open High Low C'.ose ... <W2 WW 4052 4062 ....4046 4051 4040 VM* . 4010 4061 4036 4042 ..' 4000 4054 4007 4013 ... 3939 3949 3929 3933 New York Cotton Open High Low Close Oct 4070 4088 4070 4065 Dec .. 4060 4077 4058 4067 Mar 4055 4074 4C50 4061 May 4023 4047 4020 402S July 3535 M67 3»V5 3»44 Closing Quotations: A 1 <k T ....... Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper .... Beth s.iel hrysler . , Coci Cola Oer. EL'ctnc Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . N Y Ctntral Int Harvester .. J C Penney Republic Steel Radio .. a cony Vacuum ... Studebalter 151 7-8 114 1-8 35 42 1-8 72 1-81 125 1-1 I 47 5-8 . 94 3-4 . «0 1-3 . IS 1-4 . 31 . 65 . 38 . 17 3-4 . 23 3-4 . 31 Standard ot J ........ M 7-8 By DON' WHITEIIKAn ON THE ROAD TO SEOUL, Sept. 19 iat— The North Korean soldier came marching down the road—,«'ark naked. He was young am stivklly built and limped painfully Into captivity. The bullcl had hit Ihe tlr'hv part of his left leg, leaving a small nole where It entered and a jagged wound where It had emeryrd. The Marine bullet had felled him when he tried to run away. A Leatherneck walked behind him with » rifle pointed »t his back. And then Ihe Marine ordered the naked soldier to sit bMtde the road while on interpreter questioned him.' The Leatherneck «Urtd at lb« young Communist who had blo-id smeared on his race and who cowered with his hands clasped bo- hind his head. Pfc. Joseph Saia. of Sacramento. Calif, said: "That ffiiy shot the sergeant. Ke got the sergeant right above the heart. He didn't live long." Young Saia stared at the Red. "He had on civilian clothes when we shot him but the boys stripped him and sent him down the hill," Saia said. The interpreter [intoned his question* and" the Marine snarled: "Take him to the Mockade. Take him back before I. ... And they too'n tht Red Midler awwr. Up on a hillside in his command post Col. Lewis B. (Chesty) Puller of Saluda. Va., sat in i graveyard looking at his maps. The colonel Is a tough, leathery little man who still Is righting at 50 years of age after 33 years with the Marines, tie could wear a. chest full of medals lor heroism on such places as New Britain, Palellieti and other Pacific spot;. On his maps Colonel Puller traced the progress of his men from the point of their dawn attack to the hill where the sergeant waA shot down late in the day.^ Except for the sergeant. It had been a good day—and nil men on the ridges could look across ths valley''and see Seoul In the distance.

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