The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1950 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 31, 1950
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TUESDAY, JANUARY SI, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Soviets Woo New Vief-Nam Ruler Rimion May Open Door to Reds in Indochina MOSCOW, Jan, 31. MP) — Russia has recogniMd Ho Chi-Minh's anti- French Vlfet-Nam republic In Indochina and has agreed to exchange diplomatic representatives with the Asiatic Communist chieftain. The announcement today by the Soviet news agency Tass at the same time described the French- supported rival Viet-Nam regime of former emperor Bao Dal as a "pup- ^pei government" representing only jj|a "small group of reactionaries." ^ Tlie Soviet statement called attention to the fact Irat Britain and America have announced they probably will recognize the Bao Dal regime. Formal Soviet recognition of Moscow-I rained Ho Chl-Mtnh will be of major interest to the French, whose troops have been fighting Ho's troops since 1347. Provides New "Hot Spot" PARIS, Jan. 31. W) —Russia's recognition of Ho Chl-Minh's rebel government in Indochina may eventually turn that stormy land of Jungle and rice padilics into another East-West hot spot like Greece, But it Is Moscow and Washing ton that will make the final decision: whether to pour arms directly Into Indochina In support of rival governments there. At stake fs the rich rubber, rice nnd minerals producing area ol Southeast Asia. Indochina, under French colonial influence since 1T87 Js the gateway through which communism could spread from China to Thailand (Siam), Mnlnya, Bur- off'sTarvHtion'" nui, Indonesia and even India. Moscow, by formally backing the Ho Chl-Minh regime that has waged effective guerrilla warfare for three years, has taken the diplomatic initiative and certainly has caught the French Ilatfootcd. II re mains to be seen how the U-S. gov ernmcnt-nnd Britain will react. - jA Issues Somewhat Vague ^^ The Issues in Indochina are nit as clearest as they were in Greece, whose non-Communist government finally seems to have subdued the Red-led rebellion there. The Hght- . Ing that has been raging in Indochina is not properly called a civil war in the sense that brother is pitted against brother. The situa- partment was 1 tion Is more akin to (hat existing clogged roads. !ii Indochina before the Dutch agreed to an- independent republic. France Is a foreign power, an occupying power, to most of the In- docbinese. The fighting Ls largely Indochlnese against French, whereas in the Mediterranean it was mostly Greek against Greek. But if world communism chooses to try to make Indochina the breakthrough point in Southeast Asia, the situation is much like the attempt to extend communism into the strategic Mediterranean. If Russia-bar kerf Communists trj- to rxienrt diplomacy into armed Intervention, Tnrincliina. may Tiecome a powrterkf£ whose explosion would shake tbe entire Orient. ^ Prior to Moscow's sudden recog- ^Pntfon of Ho Chi-Minh, both the United States and Britain indicated plainly they were ready to accede to French urging to recognize Dao j Dal'a regime, which was granted R degree of autonomy within the French union. Warm greetings for U.S. Secretary of State Acheson were given Bao last week by roving Ambassador Philip C. Jessup. The military background also has been less than satisfactory lor the French. A secret military report by General Geoiges Revere, recently ousted as chief of the French army general staff because tbe report strayed into Communist hands, said that after three years of fighting Ho's forces the French "hold only, part of the territory and less than half of the population/' The French have about 120,000 soldiers, including — some reports say — at least 15,000 Germans in the foreign legion, pitted against an estimated 300,000 guerrilla troops led by Ho. America has not been giving France arms directly for use In Indochina but France bought up a lot ' of surplus U.S. army equipment in Europe after the war and much of Jt is now being used in Indochina •• In certain American quarters, il ^s indicated that part of tbe $15.000.000 already allocated for the China area defense might be used In Indochina. LIGHT FANTASTIC—Not reducing exercises, but art—modern dance, to be specific—is the reason for the shapely contortions of these co-eds at Beloil College, Bcloit, Wis. The dancers, left to right, are: Marilyn Zuercher, Suzanne Helgren. Jean Malmquist and Carolyn WagenkncchU Blizzards and Government Red Tape Blamed as Indians Get Very Hungry BROWNING, Mont., Jan. 31>- fAP)—Btackfeet Indians on a reservation near here &rc reported eating skunk and uorcupine to fight f .starvation. Tribal council members said i thousands of Indians on the reservation are imperiled by critical shortages of food and fuel. Jim Eagle Head, who rode in from the reservation on a horse, said his neighbors are living on skunk and porcupine meat. The reservation has been harassed by blizzards and sub-zero weather almost daily for a month. Residents of this Northern Montana town appealed to the state and federal governments and Red Cross to help the Indians. Meanwhile, women were collecting clothing and medical supplies; the highway department was trying to open snow- J. L. Sherburne, Browning merchant, returned from'a trip to the reservation in a snow-going vessel, and said he was "appalled." by the starvation and suffering. Superintendent of 3cnooiS Douglas Gold opened Browning schools to destitute Indian children for one mcul daily, snd fed about 200 yesterday. He said some Indian families "are In a state of hysteria." Henry Magee of the tribal council, said the tribe has $150,000 in oil royalties forthcoming from the federal government, but the money is "tied up In red tape." Mother Held In Death of Her Young Son CHICAGO, Jan. 31. (AP)—Mrs. Mary French, 30, was licia by police today tor further questioning into the death of her 2 I'2 month old son, Arthur, qftcr police said she admitted she had strangled him. Police Capt. Patrick O'ConncIl said Mrs. French told him she had placed a dish towel around the neck of her son in the French home yesterday but was unable to remember anything more. The baby was found dead by Mrs. French's husband, Eugene, 29, E\n insurance adjuster, and her mother, Mrs. Emma Macon, 50. O'Connell quoted Mrs. French as saying she had called her husband her mother and urged them to come to their North Side home, sayinp something had happened to the baby. Police said French told them tlia his wife had been tinder a doctor's care lor a nervous ailment sinci the birth of Arthur, who was tin have Jury Sought Reuther Assault Case DETROIT, Jan. 31. 0V) —The trial of Convict Carl Bolton In the Wni- :er Reuther shooting was confined today to the tedious task of Jury- picking. Reuther himself will take the stand soon after the Jury is completed. Seven men and seven women tentatively sat In the jury box os prosecution and defense attorneys checked veniremen for possible pro or anti-union bias. Bolton, 39, onetime minor offfcin of FUuther's CIO United Auto Workers Union, Is charged with as sautt with intent to kill the UAW president. The tall, slhn defendant, now serving a prison term for robbery \ has ar. nllbl that he wns in a poolroom fit the time Reuther WHJ shot April 20. 1948. The questioning of prospective jurors Indicated Hint much of the state's case hinges ,on circumstantial evidence. Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Rash Id insisted thai Jurors be willing to convict on s'jch evidence. Defense Counsel Joseph Lou I sell's tack also became apparent In the interviewing of jurymen. He claimed that Bolton should be acquitted « "there's no innocent theory possible" and unless "all avenues of innocence are cut off." Louiscll. with Rashld objecting strenuously, mentioned several times the shooting of Victor Reuther 13 months after his brother was fired on through a window of his home. The defense attorney's obvious purpose was to hint that the same gunman might have shot both Walter and Victor, the UAW education director. Bolton was in prison the time of the Victor Rent her shooting and nobody has been Viarqed In that case. The two r.s- aults were almost identical. Portageville News By Mrs. Raymond Toombs Phnnt 221 Celebrate Birthdays June and Joan I'egues celebrated their 15th birthdays Friday evening when their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Pegues, entertained with The U.S. Public Health Service gave emergency aid to 17 sUitcs stricken by epidemics or disasters in 1949. French's only child. They been married nine years. No charge wa-s placed agains Mrs. French pending an fnques 87-Year-OW Slayer Given Life Sentence COLUMBUS, Miss., Jan. 31. Wt— An 87-year-old man was sentence* 10 life In the penitentiary ycstcrda; for killing a neighbor. Circuit Judge John Greene sa!i under the law he could do "no mor nor less." Capt. T. Hunter Sharp, aristo eralie former mayor and postmaster had pleaded guilty to shoo tin down Henry Moore In a line fcnc dispute. - Tlie straight-banked, whitc-halrct mtistnehed patriarch sat with b! hands folded over' the head of b cane. He nodded affirmatively whe sentenced but did not speak. He will be the, prisoner the state penitentiary at Parchmat Moore, 59. was slain last Nov. 2 The gunplay arose, investigate said, from an argument over di struction of a fence separath Moore's property from that occu pied by Sharp. later today. ' Sharp's landlord, H. W. McCow 61, goes, on trial today on anoth A tax on bath tubs once was lev- murder charge growing from tl led by the state of Virginia. shooting. ROUND HOUSE - A revolutionary new spiral aparlmcnt house is pictured above as it would look If built in New York, With the aid of movable wall panels, tenants can change the size ol their rooms at wi\\. Large private terraces make every apartment, in cited, a penthouse. All utilities, pipes and elcvalors are located in a .centralized mechanical core. a party In their honor. Guests Included Nancy Foster, 'au-lcia Mcallu, Mary Lee Fuller, Jerry Lynn Smith, Dot Woods, Rob- Jean Martin. Alvln Segal, Eddy \'orlfel, ' Roy llenton, Rex Cowan, Joe Carter Clifit Burgess. Spencer Edwards nnd Roddy Reaves. The evening was spent dancing and playing cards, Refreshments were served buffet style, Do I) i- Chili and Mrs. Raymond Secoy entertained members of the Club last Thursday evening and had as guests, Mr. nnd Mrs. Hubert Mi! em. Prizes went (o Mr. and Mrs. Arthur, Mrs. Mtlem nnd Webb Walker. The served ft party plate and coffee. Surprise HiiUutay P.uly Mrs. Dollfe Kd wards entertained Saturday evening with a surprise Rilcy Barnhnm, president of the young adults' union, was program leader. Appearing on the program were Hnwjl Wlllcy, Mis, Deiule Willey, Mrs. W. A, Tanner, Jr., Miss Genescr Hufsteriler .CamlUe Crockett and Mrs. Claude Faster. Social Kolcs Sunday dinner euosLs ot Mr. aud Mr.s, Lloyd Stewart were Mrs. Mar; Phillips, Misses Alice, Betty, Ix)l.< niul Shirley Phillips, Carl and J'au Phillips and Air. and Mrs. Billj Cook. Mrs Hen Segal entertained her bridge club Friday afternoon wit I Mrs, Harvey Carter nnd Mrs. Painter a.s guests. I'mes were wot by Mr.s. J. H, Workman, Mrs. Ar ilmr JJrornp, Mrs. Carter inul Mi.s Hubert Mllcm. Mr. 1 ?. C. A, Diicrr-.s was husU-ss ti the Wednesday bridge club and i guest, Mrs. Wayne De Lisle, Frlda afternoon, after the turrHIng wa postponed Wednesday, Mrs. Rut! Lee. Miss Stella DC UMo and Mr. H. K. Patterson won pr!v.o.>. A atxla plate and coffee wore served. Secretaries Dine Their Bosses With Zonseht of Wives CHICAGO. Jim. 31, <AP>—A group r secretaries wined aud dined with heir bosses last night. The ho.sses' wives approved and stayed home. There were lots 'of pretty Rirls, ,11 with new dresses and extra sniUI- :hi5 of lipstick to show their bosses hat they're attractive as well as rompetent. The third annual boss night dinner of ihe Lake Store Chapter of he National Secretaries Association Ircw a large number of business, ndustrial and profe-s-sioual leaders. The secretaries chipped in and each boss was given u silver smok- sel. Each gift was dedicated to 'that rerdly swell guy ,thc boss." One executive told a reporter: "If .she asks for a raise tomorrow now am I going to say no?" birthday party for her .son, Spencer, who was celebrating hts 17th birthday. Pat rlfi !\ 11 n wki iu>, Sue Tj son, Jomi DowiiiK, Joyce Edwards. Joe Carter, Billy De Lisle, nilly Goodman, Rex Cownn, Buddy Cowan, Roddy Reaves aud Charles Alcxim- :ler were gucvils. OKS Mrrllng At a regular meeting of Order of Eastern Slur Thursday the fivoup roted to make a contribution to the Mitre h of Dimes, Ail official vi.slt of the district deputy, Mis. Mayme Prince of Ca- ruthersvillc, will lie made Feb. 23, it was announced. Following the business session, Mr.s. James was Initialed into the Order nnd Mrs. W. A. Tanner, Jr., gave her proficiency work. After the meeting, refre.shment.s wcru served at Glenn's Steak House. 7Ist Birthday llnimrrd A birthday dinner honoring Jim Richardson on his 71st birthday'WHS held at lib home f , Sunday. Those present Included Mr. nnd Mrs. Dilbert Richardson, Mr, and Mrs. Raleigh Barnhnm, Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry Pernod, Mr. nnd Mis. W. O. Holly, Mrs. Nancy Pen rod, Mdhrlc Richardson and Mr.s. Phoebe Penrod, of Caruthetsville. Cnnran Church Host Twenty-seven members of the Baptist Training Union of the Portngfivillfi church drove to Con- run Sunday evening where members of the young adult group had charge o( the program at the evening worship. Sej'i4t*ant First Chi.s-s Cleat us I 's. son ol Mrs. P. Kitncs, of Black Annie'Curb Sought by Senator n Mississippi JACKSON, Miss.. Jan. 31. (,!P) ~ lie Mississippi Senate has pawed l Hll to control the use of dreaded Black Annie," official whip at th« talc penitentiary. Senator Fred Jones. '<ho wrot* he bill. «ald drunken prison Ser- jeant sometimes stagger Into the blockades and use "Black Annie" »t random. Undir the toll!, a lergcant cannot :sc the whip without (list putting a request Into writing and listing ils reasons. The prison superintendent would have to reply In writing. Bach whipping would be recorded In the prisoner's life. "Black Annie," Jones said, U ft "tarbnrlc relic, unfit for civilized people." Bui he added: "I know the legislature will not repeal this law (allowing 15 lashes as prison punishment) an'l since I can't abolish the whip, I want to control its use." The House has to act on the bill now. North Hth Street. Li now partlctpat- iiiK In the inter-regimental basketball tournament, held at Camp Haupcii, Honshu, Japan.' NOW 6 42 a Fifth HAVE YOU TASTED Yellowslone, the Kcnuicky I3ourbon \vi[K the flavor unlike any oilier? It has a mctlow, gentler flavor ..» rich hut not heavy . . . superb in any drink. , . OI.D, Jr., Special Phone 3883 — IllvlhevlUe TW PWDWTUl KSWIAIKI CMTUT Of UHKA VtiiipP I 7? M w<** " 100 PROO BOTTtED IN 8OND BY YELIOWSTOHE, INC., LOUISVIUE, KENTUCKY Ban-ell Hamilton, Iiic., Little Rock Dogs Ride Motorcycles In Southern Australia SYDNEY, Australia—0T)—In the fur west Smith Australia, where they don't figure sheep to the acre but ' reckon square miles to the sheep and young ranch hands are motor mechanics not horsemen. It Is not unusual to see a motorcycle snorting along narrow, winding sheep paths with a dog standing on the pillion, Its tail feathcrin in the wind, giving as good a display ol trick riding as could he seen in any circus. When tno rider halls the machine, the rloj, often a Border Collie, leaps, away and, before a cigarette can be rolled and smoked will mus- M tcr a herd of 500 to 600 half-wild '•^swcs and lambs from the dusty scrub. FARMUS INSURAttCI •«OUt> UM " 5 "^ A ^2ssr i * wc ' DISTRICT OFT1CK •W. I,. "HIM," WALKER District Agrnl Z«« Isaacs BIHg., Phone 34M Res. Phone 2113 Please accept this invitation drive a new 1950 today! -Master Plumber- JORDAN PLUMBING COMPANY, Inc. All Work Guaranteed (''or 12 Months I 531 North lOfh. I'lmne 6001 ' SHEET METAL WORK. OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up to 1/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Tiroiulway Phone 2G51 I RECTAL DISEASES A SPECIALTY DRS. NlES & NIES (All Types Kxceril Cancer) Cllnlo 5M Main. Rlj-llir.viltc, Ark. Phone ZD21 Th. 1750 IJAwIn CnwopoMort Sport SH«n WKI. lid.--oil »r«> ""J •»«»» MMIC l irlfo coll. -irnu PROBABLY have > favorite car for ihc road. 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