The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 21, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER VOL. XLVI—NO. 157 Threatening fair Turnout 3,500 Persons Pass Through Gate Yesterday Threatening weather continued to hold sway as the Northeast Arkansas Uislntl Fair entered its third day of activities this al'tombon. More than 3,500 persons 1'aid their way into tlie grounds yesterday—some 1,500 shy of last year's second day attendance, Robert E Hlaylock, Mississippi County Fair Association s e c r e t a r y said this morning. Mr. Blaylock was hoping for a break in lhe weather in anticipation of better attendance the remaining three days of Ihe fair. Almost 2,000 • persons witnessed the fireworks display last night in front of lhe grandstand as skies cleared temporarily early yesterday evening: -The fair secretary pointed out {Mat lhe concrete walkway extending around the entire midway would keep fair visitors out of the . mud. He also staled that as long as the parking lot just outside the grounds wns in a muddy condition cars' would b« admitted to the grounds, but he added thai cars would have to be parked clear ot the main driveway running through the grounds to prevent, a fire hazard. Som« .ludginjr Completed Most of lhe judging was cotnplet- «d yesterday Including livestock, poultry and most of the community exhibits. (Some of these winners are listed elsewhere in the paper.) Winners are yet to be determined In the swine division and a few exhibits in the women's division. The Parkin and Luxora school teams ended in a first place tie in the F.P.A. dairy cattle judging "contest. Each school received '$11.50. The Lake city team copped third place and.received J10. ' In the individual judging of dairj cattle, Bill parkin won the $10 first prlifr{-|iP»ai'.;'«SSff'vBr;. Dy«is ji^Aook tht .'>* ' iiii^n'ijrl -'iMti i *iU- ^*1«Wa place »«; - In th« F.r.A. beef cattle Judging ,' eonfest, first place winner was'Lake vOilywith Batesvllle the runner-up and Bay the third place' winner. Prize* were J20. |15 and llfl respectively. Individual .winners were .Jimmy Dispain, La k e City, J10; Keith Crawford Ba'tesville, 18 and perry Isbell. Bay, is. The oil Trough F.F.A. booth was adjudged the winner in that division »nd received a »50 first prize. Koiser was awarded the «40 second prize .and Marked Tree and Leachville tied for third and were given f!5 each. Mr. Blaylock sai that this, year's F.F.A. booth was the largest ever entered In (he fair. Catlk Quality at Peak He also stated that this year's beef cattle were • the best quality ever exhibited here. He said that there were not as many had x- ^xhibited as last year, but the qual- fPi' was much better. In judging that was completed yesterday, the Dogwood Ridge Home Demonstration club won the 1100 first prize" in the educational exhibit competition. Five Home Demonstration clubs from Northeast Arkansas entered educational displays, which were set up in the Women's Exhibit Building. The Dogwood Ridge booth showed the evolution of the kitchen and displayed the contrast in old and new furnishings and fixtures. Second place winner was the See FAIR on Page Z Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowcrs. A »lyth»»iU» DUly „ Bljrthtrtll* Oouriir BlyUwrlU* B*r*J4 THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of HORTMUrr LMLJUHAM A*D »QTj T i UejUT MM8OCTU . BLYTHKVILLE. ARKANSAS. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER il, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS • '/ Marines Battle for Seoul, Red Mystery Column Seen [Reds Rushing More Men to Defend Ancient City Against Attackers tit • • • • • •*• ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^WBP( .MIUJ1LUUIIUIIJI.IUUJIIIIII O.OUDY AND COOLER Brittle cooler in northwest portions ins afternoon. Scattered thunder' £?f' ers '" east an d south porltons. Frlnay partly cloudy with scattered thimdershowers In extreme southeast portion. Missouri forecast: clearing and much cooler tonight; Friday fair, cooer south and east portion: low- Ion ghl so northwest, 5S-60 southeast; high Friday 65 northeast to 70 west and south Minimum this mornine-10. Maximum yestcrday-85 Sunset today—0:59. Sunrise tomorrow—5-43 Precipitation 34 hours to T a.m: loday—.65. Total since Jan. I-52.10 Mean temperature (midway Ucen high and lowl—77.5. be- This |>»l« |, lst Ve ., r Minimum thl* morning—53.. Maximum yesterday—a? PrwipUUon —urn, Jan. 1 to this dat —Courier News Pholo fcXHIRIT WINNKR-Winnet of second place In the Judging of educational exhibit* wai .thl* display set up by the Monette Home Demonstration Club. It depicts the increased life expectancy of th« mod*™ farm wcnien over that of her ancestors. Russia Defeated In Bid to Curb Chinese Charge Reds Wanted General Assembly To By-Pass Issue By TOM OCHILTREE NEW YORK, Sept. 21. W',-Russia was defeated today In an at- leinpl lo prevent consideration by the U. N. General Assembly of Nationalist China's charges that i the Soviet Union aided lhe Chinese Communists to. power. The assembly's H-nation steering committee defeated the Russian move II votes to two. The negative votes were cast by the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia. India abstained. Nationalist China's charges against Russia first were raised at the 1949 assembly session! Russia also was defeated', 12 lo two, on Us efforts to keep the old Greek-Balkan question^ off the assembly's agenda. 1 A Russian objec- ^mmmrnmiM Vishimky raised'.his objections the steering committee which proceeded rapidly with its Usk of working out the agenda for the ?.i- sembly's fifth session.: The steering committee began plotting the assembly's 'work after Secretafj^'of .State Dean Ache-o:i submitted > fourrpoint plan'to give the assembly military power to combat aggression anywhere in the world. During committee argument on China, Vishinsky referred to Ihe Chinese Nationalists as "Phantoms and ghosts" who have no legal light to be heard as representatives of the Chinese people. Tlie Nationalists, he declared, are "ghosts v:ho have been thrown on an . historic garbage heap." Refers In U.S. Fle»l Vishinsky said there is an issue of ^ threats against China but only because "of the aggressive acts of the . United Slates." This was a reference to President Truman's order to the U.S. Seventh Fleet to patrol the strait of Formosa to prevent a spread ot the Korean war throiighoul the orient. John Foster Dulles, Aches^n's Republican adviser, described lhe new Acheson plan as "the most important proposal lor international peace and -security put forth" since the end of World War II. H wi:i be Dulles' job to push it through the 59-nation assembly. Tlie United Stale; plan is an expansion and formalizHion of ideas set forth by Acheson In a .speech lo Ihc assembly in the velvet-iinp- cd hall at Flushing Meadow Park yesterday, John D. Hicker.-on, assistant secretary or stale, told newsmen that It is a result of lhe experience gained from the war in Korea and envisions a genuine system of m- See U.N. on raje t Plant Pathologist* Here to Study Verticillium Wilt Two university of Arkansas plant pathologists are in North Mississippi County today studying the seriousness of verticlllium wilt in the cotton crop. Dr. V. H. Young head of the university's Plant Pathology Department and Dr. J. H. Fulton, a member of the department, were inspecting fields in lhe Armorel-Hut- fman area Ihis afternoon. They are scheduled lo inspect fields tn South Mississippi Counly tomorrow morn- Ing and Crittcnden county fields Saturday. Dr. Young and Dr. Pulton also are studying possible sites for re- e.irch work on the cotton disease which is reported lo be the heaviest for in the county's history this fall County Agent Keith Bilbrey said this morning lhal several plots In the Armorel-Huffman area' have been : offered as possible locations :hc research »orlc to be done | tlle Korca " —Courier News Photo TOP SHORTHORN' BUM—Winning grand champion honors among shorthorn entries in the Livestock Division of the District Fair here was the bull above, owned by M. F. Sloan and Sons of Pocaho.Has. Marshall in Session With Military Chiefs t-_2L (AP)—Gen. George'C. Mar- tioii's third. Secretary, rofiptefe.n'si : J-H!fS•£. Conference with the joint chiefs —Courier News Photo WINNING JERSEY HElFEK-Thls Jersey heifer was awarded grand champion honors yesterday at the District Fuir here. U is owned by R. R. Fry of Angnos, Ark. •' High Cost of Living Worries President By I). UAKO1.D OMVER WASHJK'GTON, Sapt. 21. (APJ-lVosMcnL Truman said today ; ],e ls concerned about the high cost of living and lie is working on plans tu meet it. He told R news conference he will act as .speedily as possible but is Hying to avoid the mistakes of the'last world war. "of sla'f f,Tleaders 'of rt'tie' military services Marshall took . the oath at ai- 1 .. . a » private, early morning ceremony in itte Pentagon attended only by five other persons, ' . A short time later, Marshall's special mission to China in 1945 came under discussion at President Truman's news conference. The matter was brought up by a reporter who said Marshall, in testifying Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, had disclaimed personal responsibility for this country's 194S China policy. The general said then that American policy toward China was worked out in the State Department while he himself was testifying to Congress in December, 1945, on the pearl Harbor catastrophe. He said the policy was announced while he was on the way to China. Truman Back, Choice Mr. Truman commented today that Marshall wasn't Secretary of State at, the time he was sent to China. He said Marshall went over to China a s the President's special envoy at the ren.uest of the Presi' dent and the then Secretary of State James F. Byrnes. Marshall, Mr. Truman, said, had instructions and they were in writing. Marshall's oath as Secretary of Defense was administered by Felix Larkin, general counsel of the Defense Department. An announcement of the ceremony, which was held at 8:45 a.m.. said that this private swearing-in was "in accordance with the wishes" of Marshall. Tlie new sccretai-y immediately called a conference with the joint chiefs of staff. The swearing-in ceremony was held in the office of the Secretary of Defense. The way was cleared late yesterday for Marshall to succeed Louis Johnson, who left office quietly on Tuesday in obedience to President Truman's wishes. By a 57 to U vote, the Senate confirmed Marshall's nomination Previously il and the House and the President had okayed legislation to permit-Marshall to take the post, reserved by law for a civilian. Two Reservists Ordered to Duty Another Mississippi Counly enlisted Army reservist has been ordered to report to active duty with the Army and a second has been ordered to lhe Army-Navy Hospital in Hot Springs for a final physical examination. Recruit Jodie w. Lindley. (Signal Corps) of Leachville. has been nr- ---- to report to Fort Hood, Tex., P 01 - It for assignment to aclive duty. Private Hobson A. Elrod (Infantry), of Bassett, ha.T been ordered to report for R final physical examination on Oct. 2. , -•• The men received their orders through Col. H. V.'Logsden. com- Phone Rate Hike Placed in Effect Bell Gets Temporary Approval by Posting Bond Till Hearing Ends LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 21. (yp,— Today's the day increased telephone rates go into effect—at least temporarily—for a lot of Arkansans. The-stepped-up charges are those instituted by Southwestern B e 11 Telephone Company to net the company-an estimated »4.620,000 additional each year. The company has applied to the Public Service Commission for «p- proval of the rales. Part of a hearing on the matter has been held by the commission and will be resumed later. Meanwhile, the company was authorized to put the charges in effect by posting any indemnity bond. The bond guarantees lhal subscribers will he refunded any excess in the new rales over what "ie commission eventually decides are the proper charges. Blvlheviile Rales The following rates went into effect today in. Mississippi County (exclusive of federal and state taxes.) Blythevtlle—Business, one party «!al rate): SD.25; business, one- Piirly {measured service: 15- seml- PUblic coin: S6.60: residence, individual line: «5; residence twoParty: $ 4 ; residence, four-party: SJ.25; rural, business: $8.50; rural residence: $1.50. Oweola and Luxora — Business one-parly flat ra te-: J850; business, one-party (measured service!5=: semi-public coin: 16; residence, Individual line: S4.15: residence two-party: $3.75: residence. fourParty: S3; rural, business: »6- rural residence: si.25. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T A: T Arner Tobacco Anaconda Conner Beth steel ."" Chryrler coca coi a ..... .,;;; <3en Electric . . Gf.n Motors ..... Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester ' Ste'e! R'public Radio . . Sacony '.'yiiciium Studebaker Standard of N J Texas 'Corp ... Mrs •' U'S Steel '.'.'.'.',' U9 5-8 6< 1-4 .15 l-< 42 .1-4 72 5-8 12< 1-J 41! 3-4 94 3-4 61 3-1 11 . .11 65 1-2 38 7-8 17 5-8 2.1 3-4 31 1-2 M 3-4 74 .1-4 The President said his administration does not want the nation to go through the Iravall of lhe lasl price control period. when II had to follow the road of trial uiid error. Mr. Truman WHS ; asked about wages noticing up ajd.prices rising fast. He said he.a'gre&t Ihls^was. so aild'he Is working on'a plan. Commenting on a statement made yesterday by Oov Chester Bowles of Uonnec-iciit. former OPA administrator, favoring selective price controls, the President said that Is being discussed but no decision has been reached. Okaji Hirrlman AlUck Mr. Truman endorsed lhe attack by his special assistant. Averell Harriman. on Senator Taft (R-Ohio). In a speech before lhe API, convention In Houslon. Te)t.; Harriman accused Taft of furthering "the designs of ihe Kremlin" by his voting record on foreign policy. Mr. Truman said the Tafl record speaks for Itself. When • reporter asked whether he. knew of many Democratic senators whose records equalled or surpassed Tali's the President replied very few and added: There are more Republicans who voted rlsht than Democrats who voted wrong, so the country still has! that is Mr. Truman was asked at ,,,,,; outset today lo comment on Gen Cieorgc C. Marshall's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee. A reported said Marshall disclaimed responsibility for this government's.. China policy hi 1345 when he..visiled China on a special mission. • ' .. i Mr. Truman replied lhat Oenernl Marshall nl the lime,was not Sec- retary-ol Stale, but 'a special envoy for him. He added thai Marshall, sworn in today as the new Secretary of Defense, had written Instructions from him when he went to Chinn. Looks tor Mfn The Tresldcnl said a new depulv secretary of defense • to succeed Stephen T. Early, resigned, will he appointed as soon ns possible and he Is still looking lor men to fill posts under the Economic Control Acl. Mr. Truman predicted the foreign ministers meeting In New York will attain their objectives before they are through. He said they are mak Ing great, progress. Asked what U.S. policy will he on whether lo go beyond Ihc 38th par nllel in Korea tn cleaning up KO- Communists, the President said bl-partlsnn foreign policy. The President said he was very well pleased with the record of Congress now about lo recess. He said it had given him not all but substantially what he asked for in the way of legislation, and had accomplished Ihe business It set out lo do. He said he had no plans lo campaign for election of Democrats lo lhe new Congress. a quesllon for lhe United Nations since lhe forces opposinj the Korean Reds are a U.N. organ! zation. He nddcd he will abide by the de clsion ot the U.N. He said the anil-Communist bill Just passed by Congress has no reached him yet, but he will no, keep anyone in suspense very long about his position on it. A has been predicted. Field dispatches retried the* -ank-lcd Leathernecks cnlcred the :lty at 6 p.m. Wednesday from their Han f River crossing eight miles downstream. The swill allied 10th Corps advance from the original second front landing beaches at Inchon, 220 miles away, appeared lo have reached lhe slower house-to-house fighting phase. The Marines made It from the riverside into Seoul In 12 hours. A big baltle seemed In prospect. Rerti full Hack (n Seoul Besides the threat''of Ihc unidentified column of 40 Links ami 200 other vehicles: approaching Seoul from the north, Korean Ucds rushed Into lhe city Irom several oilier directions. Many were from Ihe old allied bcachlicnri pcrmhnct- er in the southeast. General Douglas MacArlhur alter a visit lo a Marine sector west of Seoul, directly across lhe Han from Hie capital, went aboard the battleship Missouri olf Inchon and then Ilew back lo Tokyo. He had been at the second front since il opened on the yellow Sea shores last Friday. Lt. Gen. Lemuel C. shepherd, commander of all Pacific fleet Mil- rine forces, predicted It would be at. least a week before Seoul'Is safe for an allied victory parade. '•'They could have made it tough /or us," said S)ic|ilierd. "But we're on the north bank of the river, and We're going to slny there." i • Shepherd returned lo Tokyo with MacArllmr. AP Correipondenl' Russell Brines reported lhe ; Marines' entry Inlo Seoul's northwest outskirts. Brines said another Marine armored column .swept over,. Seoul's nearest satellite airfield across the Han and was driving toward three partly wrecked bridges across the Han. Brine* also relayed the loth Corps intelligence report on lhe mysterious armored force speeding out of the Red,China border city ol Antung In Manchuria. The report was relayed lo General MncArthur just before he left for Tokyo. Brines relumed •«">> Blytheville Truck Driver Has Close Escape in Ohio Accident ,-.' \ SOUTH POINT, O., Scpl. 21. W, —An Arkansas Iruck driver whose explosive-laden truck was hit by a speeding passenger train was a candidate for "the luckiest man" In this area today. Most of the villagers thought they were pretty lucky, too. South Poinl Is on lhe Ohio River al lhe extreme southern point of the stale. It has a population of about 1,000. Richard Haney of Blylheville. Ark,, was en route lo the Portsmoulh. Va., Navy yard yesterday wilh a truck loaded with lead cylinders filled with gun powder. <Mr.'Haney Is lhe husband of Mrs. Ann Haney and resides on North Fifth Street. He Is a brolher of P. T. Kaney of 620 Lake Strcel.l At lhe grade crossing the truck was hit by the Norfolk and Wcslcrn passenger train Powhatan Arrow, The cylinders were strewn over the crossing. Observers said Ibere were two minor explosions, but no fire. No one was Injured. Haney, driver for lhe Baggell Transpcrl Co, of Birmingham, Ala., had wailed at lhe crossing for a 'relghl train to pass. As it.'cleared the crossing. Haney slarled the double tracks. The. Powhaltan Arrow, hidden by the freight train, crashed Inlo the front of lhe Iruck. Force of the Impact spilled Ha- ney'j* load of gunpowder cylinders on tiro cars following him across the (racks. Both cars were damaged but neither driver was hurt. '•' The accident caused considerable excltment for a time. The cylln- the general was not called back by any emergency, Pilots San Column PiloU spotted lhe Red column 20 miles soulli of lhe Yalu River. Korean boundary 210 miles north o( Seoul. It was reported Thursday morning la be possibly below the 38th parallel dividing North and Soulh Korea: This would |ml the column less than 30 air mllcj from Seoul. Elite divisions of North Korean: which Invaded South Korea June 25 were seasoned In Communist China's Manchurian armies. They loushl wilh Russian-made tanks find other arms. But wilh the allied offensive In lhe south nlckiri, up, the Reds appear unable to muster much organized strength from that direction. The column from the north—if it reaches Seoul intact—would pose lhe freshest threat. Reds In the south wpr.e reported withdrawing, changing Into ci.;iinn clothes and deserting or surrendering. Anil many others seemed on the verge of surrendering. A major battle for Seoul's di:sty and narrow streets mighl fleslroy a large part of the 500-year old capital. The city of 1,000,000 is a nia.'.s of closely packed one and two-story nvid-covercd wooden structures. There are relatively few modern buildings strong enough for defense. and virtually no cellars The wood In the weather-grayed houses Li tinder-dry with age, .... , 1Ml J-i To cul ° rf effective reinlow- ing of the club In Hotel Noble ycv- """" '° r the city from the south. Icrday as -he first phase of the i the U.5. Seienlh Division drove >or observance of National Kids Dsy' tne lasl line ° r ridges overlooking In Blytheville. ! the highway from Seoul to Suwon. Saturday has been set aside by: The seventh division's vehicle.'; Klwams international for the oh-' moved on dust-choked roads from the Inchon beachhead lo points tin See KORKA on I'a K e 2 Philip Deer Heads County Schoolmasters Philip Deer., superintendent ot* Wilson's, schools, was elected 'president • of .the - Mississippi^ v cojl rly Schoolmasters. Association at the. monthly meeting of the association la Blyihevllle, High School auditorium last nfgiil. A. E. Caldwul, 'superintendent ot schools at Dell, was elected vice- president. Mr. Deer was elected to «uc- cccd Frank Sanders, osccola superintendent of Shawnee schools at Joiner. Prior tn its business meeting, tho Schoolmasters Association, an organization of school superintendents and principals of Ihe: county attended n dinner nt Rustic Inn. . - - ..... ................ •• Basketball a nd football coaches him. A MncArthur spokesman said of ttic schools of the county were th, »„«„„. „,„. „„! ..„.., u.-,. .... ot lhe night's meeting. at | ast semblcd bombs (hat first reixirts were the truck was loaded with ammunition. Kiwanis Club Starts Kids Observance Members of the Blytheville Kl- wanis club enlcrlalncd their sons and tJaiiirntcrs at the weekly •••• v.uua, *ui Lne no- servancc of National Kids Day and lhe Kiwanis Club, through the cooperation of Ihc management of ihe Mox. oem and Savoy Theatres and the American News Company, has arranged free movies and comir | booKs for all children of elementary I school age in Blyihevllle Free movies will he shown the Gem. Mox and Savoy New York Cotton . ** '-<! drrs, about three feet long and four *• l-t Inchm in diameter, to closely rt- |0cl — "--n-iujf lliCfillt.Si al 9:30 .a.m. Saturday and each I M«" child attending the free movies will i July receive a comic' book I The movies at ihu Mox Theatre will be for all children attending Open High l/>w 4098 4130 4C33 4080 4115 4080 4014 4100 4071 4043 4078 1041 335.5 4000 3555 Close 4093 4089 to Rejoin Party LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 21. l,n — The Dlxlccratt today «-ere Im-lted to come back Into the fold of the Arkansas Democratic party. Tin- inviiaiini cainp f n ..n Floyd Rarhnm Fort Smith attorney In his keynote at the opening of the Democrallc slale convon- t'on. Biirharn, permanent convention chairman, pegged his address to a cull lor national unity, the usual jibes at the Republicans and sounded echoes of the recent, Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial nrimar? campaign. "All we ask of il,e nixiecralp i s thai they their efforts to divide and destroy our party" Darham said. "They arc welcome in our council, in nur party, but they must nsrec lo support our nominees and I mean counly. stale and national nominees. They musl ncrce to settle tncir differences within the framework of the parly." Referring to Ihe camp-lim for governor, in which Gov. Sid McMath defeated former Gov. Ben l.aney. a Dlxiccral leader, llnrham declared: "The tremendous majority given niir nominee iMc.Math' this summer was a vote for unity within the Democratic party. The efforts of a group of Republican stupes and their envoys lo take chaise of the Democratic parly for the hone. If. of » few, overwhelmingly He added (ha! "we want the leader of nur party in Washington to know that the wild and bitter tirade against the 1'rosirt-nt o! the United States that we were forced to listen to. docs not represent the thinking of Democrats in Arkansas." Oct. enng ., Central Grade Schools with children attending Yarbro and Sudbury schools attending the Oem Theatre. All Negro children will attend the Savoy Theatre. Mar. Paul A Ivy also *•»••* guesl at I Miy yesterday's meeting, - i j u iy N. 0. Cotton Open High Low Close ....... 4098 4111 4095 4095 *062 4C95 +0«2 4070 ...... 40H 4089 4052 4063 4024 4061 4031 4038 3*41 Soybeans JMl 3M6 May CHICAGO. Sept. 21. (AP)—Closing soybean quotations: High Low Close Nov 239 2.37 . 233*; Jan 2.41'i 2.39 s ; 2,41 H Mar 214'; 2.42\ 2.44't

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