The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 22, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 22, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 158 BlythevUU Dtily N«w. BlytherlU* Iftaiulppl Villty Lt*4*r BtyUMVili* HtraJd THI DOMINANT NEWaPAMK OT KORTMArr ARKAM«AJ AND fOtmUMaT MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1950 Annual 'Kids' Day Gets Under Way at District Fair Here Today was Kid'g Day at Walker Park Fairgrounds u the Northeast Arkansas District Fair rounded into its fourth d»y, and th« weather continued to pose & problem. Today wa* officially I he last day! of summer, mid fair officials were hoping lhat autumn would bring with It at least two days of favor- •ble weather. Officials were cheered somewhat by thi weatherman's report at fair and cooler for the next two days, but by noon today the expected sun- shine'had failed to show. Figures °f yesterday's attendance wer* not ready for release this morning, but Robert E. Blaylock, secretary of- the Mississippi County fair: Association, said all' Indications pointed lo a drop from the 3,600 paid admissions Wednesday. With favorable weather in prospect, the largest crowd thus far was expected. today as school children from the surrounding area began flocking to th« grounds early today. . School* In this vicinity eo-oper- (ted with fair officials by either turning out school or shortening class periods to the pupils could join in the Kids' Day celebration at the fairgrounds. School* Out Early Her* j|3'thevil)e schools shortened class and dismissed at 2 o'clock thu afternoon. Feature attraction of the afternoon for the youngsters were vaudeville acts presented on the stage in front of the grandstand by a troupe of performers who have gained fame abroad for their acts. These same performers can be wen tonight at 8 o'clock and will give final performances tomorrow night at the same time. Judging of swine was completed yesterday at the swine building and • 11 the community exhibit judging was completed. Mrs. George VanderHey of Bales- Yllle was awarded a gold trophy for winning the most prizes In the National Crochet Contest. Mrs. Van- derHey had five first place winners out of the 13 divisions of this event. The trophy Is awarded annually . by the National Needlecraft Bureau. ; Remaining lo be determined were Ithe winners in the 4-H team judging contest. Winnera were to be decided in beef »wj dairy cattle and ho uii • • James Harrison wu IB charge of ills school's booth. Second place went to Blythevllle'i Elm Street school under the direction of Octavia Shivers and A. T., Wiley, while the Frlend*riip school ran third place under the supervision of Hattie Harris. The entire educational array of exhibits was under the direction of Mary B. Wingfleld, home demonstration agent, and L. R. Betton, district agent. ' Altogether, 16 Negro communities were represented. They were Burdette, Frenchman's Bayou, Clear Lake, Flat Lake, Chelford, Birdsong, Calumet, Grider, Holt, Round Lake, Cottonwood Coiner, Osceola, Blytheville, Carson, Promised Land Se* FAIR ftj* Marines 'Fix Bayonets' In Bitter Seoul Fight 10,000 N. Koreans Set For Last-Ditch Battle Courier News rhoto EDUCATIONAL DISPLAY—This exhibit set by Negro itudents of the Elm Street elementary school won second place In the educational display competition. Theme of this exhibit U "Conservation for Better Living." It may be seen In the Negro Exhibit Building east ol the grandstand. UUCKSOM TOKYO, Sept. 22. (AP)— Allied Marine* with bayonets battled 10,000 Korean Reds tonight, on th« near outskirts of Seoul, their positions *r« under constant Piecing civilians said the Com- nnm.Kt* nrn hnslily pulling up stone barricades rind digging trenches In ihe street* for their last-ditch defense of the Korean capital. The Red defenders in the city are Isolated by Allied deployments from getting outside reinforcements and Alllcr 1 air bombing. While bitter linnd-lo-hand fighting meed on two sides at the ancient city, Allied forces smashed out 20-mile advances from both Ihe old Rnrt new beachheads to cut off 5Ud reinforcement* for Seoul. The airfield at Suwon, 20 miles SfeaTpSmpetlng' undeTlhe of several members of ihe State Extension Service headed bj De^ey Lintrip state 4-H Club agent and a. former Mississippi County Agent T» Enter 8UU Fair Team winners will represent the county In the slate fair to be held in Little,; Rock e»rly next month. Bach team- hav three members. Judging of allthe exhibits in the Negro division which were on display In the Negro Building was completed yesterday. This part of the fair wrui termed a huge success by Its sponsors. The Burdette community walked off with the highest number of prizes in the Negro agricultural, home demonstration and 4-H Club divi- »ions. This group was hesded bj Annie Blackburn, Romayer Haley ind Alson Blackburn. Round Luke, headed by Ida A Netteville. ranked second and Calumet, led by Mamie Williams, took third place honors in these divisions. he Negro home economics d! , Including Blytheville and Os- contcsting was close, bu Blytheville was finally adjudged the winner. This division was under the direction of Helen N'unn, Blytheville home economics teacher, nnd Frnnces Johnson, Osceola home economics instructor. Osceola edged out Blytheville o top honors in the Negro New Farm ers Division. Tnis division was under thr direction ot Ayre E. Lcste and Henry Wilson, vocations teachers of Blytheville and Osceola Negro schools, respectively. ; Speck School Wins J. M. Speck school of Frenchman's Bayou took first place in (lie Negro Education Display which was exhibited in the form of booths. ceola, —Courier Newf PhoU CHAMPION CHICKENS—These ^four birds have been named champions In their classes at the District Fair here. These entries are (left to right) grand champion cockerel, a Barred Rock entered by .O. C. Hicks of Whitton; grand champion pullet, a New Hampshire entered by B. W. White of- Blytheville; grand champion hen and grand champion cock, both Barred Rocks entered by Mr. Hicki. . .: —C»»rier Newt 4-H EXHIBIT —Ranging from lamps and bookerids to dresses and hammered aluminum trayi, the 4-H Club Exhibit at the District Fair here displays the handicraft, sewing and canning activities of this organlution. The display li set up In the Women's Exhibit Building. House, pproves Bill Taxes National News Briefs- BT The A**oeUled Presn GREENVILLE, Tenn, —-Alfred Dean Slack today was sentenced (o 15 years In a federal prison Tor wartime spying for Soviet tiussia. Inflation-, •oared to NEW. YORK,—An. minded stock mnrkrt » 19-year peak today. Not since 1931, according lo the Associated Press average of 60 stocks, has (he general price level climb*-(I so hiffb. As measured by the AP average, Ihe mnrkcl broke through the 1346 hfch of 582.40 a share and hit SS2.SD at noon. The 1931 peak was SS3.5C. Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair this after noon, tonight . and Saturday. FATR IThafi a Pun, Son) Cooler lonighl. Miswoori forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday; cooler tonight: slightly warmer west nnd north Saturday; low tonight 50-55; high Saturday near 70. Minimum thts morning—62. Maximum yesterday—85. Sunset today—5:57. Sunrise tomorrow—5;«, Precipitation 24 hours to 1 »m today—.18. Total since Jan. 1—57.M. Mean temperature (midway Iween high and low)—13.5. Nurmil mean temperature Bept.-73 3 T»il. DM* U* Te«* Minimum this morning—S8 • M»*Imum jesttrtaj—«j rr*-lpiUtl<* 'J»n. I to toil date NEW YOHK,—The Big Three foreign and defense ministers convened today to discuss formation of nn integrated North Atlantic defense force, against possible Russian aggression. A State Department sovirce said prime questions before the officials were, first, whether such a force should be created, and, secondly, whether to Include German units in it. WASHINGTON—Definite word came from Hie white House lo- day lhat President Truman will issue a vrto message, within a matter of hours, on Ihe subversives control bill passed by Congress. WASHINGTON S»pt M (P>— The House shouted overwhelming approval today of a "first installment" tax-boosting bill to help pay for the costs of arming against Communist aggression. Quick Senate passage was expected to put it on President Truman's desk by nightfall. * .Mr. Truman already has expressed himself as well pleased with the measure, and Is expected to sign it mmedlately, even though it's estimated annual revenue of S4.700.00Q,- 000 falls short of the 15,000,000,000 he asked two months ago. Shortly before the vole was taken, it was announced in the House that hairman Doughton (D-NC1 has called the Ways and Means Committee to meet tomorrow. The plan is to map out procedure for bringing out a multi-billion dollar excess profits tax on which Congress can vote when it comes back In November. Bl-Parlisan Approval Given Democrats and Republicans alike went on record, in closing debate, as favoring passage of such a tax then. Rep. Cooper (D-Tenn.) told the House the present bill is "only the first step in getting revenues so vitally needed" to pay for the Korean war and the armament program. Taxes Rise in 9 Days The government nine cTnys from now will begin taking about onc- —Courier News Photo PRIZE WINNERS—Receiving top awards in Ihe Rabbit show at the District Pair here were these two entries. At left Is the champion New Zealand White, entered by A.D. Ellington of Memphis. At right Is the champion Champagne D. Argent, entered by Chlckasaw Rabbit Farm Blytheville. Christmas Observance Plans Discussed; $2,250 Budget Set fifth mine taxes—after allowing for exemptions—out of every worker's pay. Moreover, this tax increase will be followed by another, probably when Congress returns after the November elections. The second bill is expected to levy an excess profits tax on corporations—possibly'yield- ing around S4.000.000.000 to - S6,000.- 000.000 a year. This Plans for the annual Christmas week celebration were discussed by the Merchant's Division of the Chamber of Commerce at a meeting of the group yesterday afternoon in Ihe Chamber's City Hall office. A budget of $2,250 to finance the affair was proposed with this amount to be raised by means of a soliciling campaign from merchants. New York Stocks . - -. ^— would put tax i r-K.-ccTn.. collections at a record high level. Chr55ler Ciosirg Quotations: AT&T Aner Tooacco Anaconda Copper ... " " Steel Soybeans Nov Jan Mar May High 2.38'i 2.44 2.46 Low 2.34 1 . 236". Close 2.34'i 2.3S'. 2.41T, 2.42-42 Vaudeville Acts at Fair Here Prove to Be Crowd-Pleasers Coca Cola 150 1-8 64 5-8 35 7-S « 3-4 72 3-4 125 3-4 Gen Electric 471-4 Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester J C Penney Republic Steel Radio Sr> c o ly Vacuum ... StudebaKcr Standard of N J Texas Corp ...... Sears ' . U S steel Southern Pacific , 95 3-3 62 16 3-4 31 6J 1-4 39 n 5-a 23 7-8 32 7-8 85 74 49 39 1-4 61 3-4 helot Robert E. Blaylock, MissLwippi County Fair Association secretary, was Immensely pleased this morning with the vaudeville performers selected to perform at this year's Northeast District Fair. Mr. BlaylocV said that he had received criticism in years past for the selection of performers, so this year he wai determined lo obtain the best for fair goers. After much deliberation and contact work, he finally obtained the services of several performers that have received much favorable comment on their acts both in metropolitan theatres in the state» and abroad. About 1,300 braved inclement > * IM« nl«hf» performance and Ihi.i group indi- • c»Ud that it lilted what it saw by applauding each of the performers heartily. Included in this troupe which Rill give five performances tonight and tomorrow night on the stage erected In front of the grandstand are the Lebbinatto Trio, xylophone artists, who pleased la.-t night's crowd with their interpretation of. several popular Inumbers. The youngest pettormer is a «year-old youngster called Bumpy, who wil* his father known as Vernon, put on' a balancing act which brought several "ohs" and "ahs" from the audience. Another balancing act for which •M VAUDCV1UL* Fact U New York Cotton Oct. , Dec. Mar. May July CIO Steel workers S>emand Pay Hike PITTSBURGH,'Sept. 22. 0*>-Th« CIO United «t«lwt>rkrri, ierved notice on the sleel Industry today tt want* an almoat Lmmedl*t* wag* boost for fta million member*. Formal notification letter* lo+ — — — 400 firm. 1 ; went into the malts shortly after-'Philip Murray, president of both the CIO and the sLcel- workers, came from a meeting of .he .steelworkers' executive board to announce the demands, Murray didn't spell out in dollars and cents JuM what will satisfy the union. The veteran white-haired labor leader said he'd leave that up to the union's wage policy committee which haa been .summoned to meet here OcL 4 and 5. organizations and others vnVer in the project.. This campaign i to get underway Oct. 1G. The } proposed budget Is som S392.50 more than the $1.557.50 5C for last year. The organization ha hand $13520 remaining fron asl year's program and also S eft from (he Bargain Days enter >rise. all of which will be appHe to this year's budget. Prize for the best float in th annual parade will be £200 thl r'ear, more than double fast, year's I $15 first prl^e money. This parade will be held sometime around the ilrst of December. A definite dale has not yet been set. Six bands will take part in the parade, including the Blytheville High School band and five others from out of town, Robert LL-^omb. BIythevilie band director, Ls in charge of this part of the program. Last year's parade had two bands and 35 floats, but several more floats are expected to vie for the prize money this year. The sponsoring group emphasized that the whole affair Is a civic and not a commercial promotion, with the main friea to create a better Christmas spirit during the holiday season. Signs on all float? in the parade St« CHRISTMAS Pa^e 12 n his formal notification letter to employer. 1 ;, Murray declared: "Obviously, the national Interest requires that we conclude a mutually satisfactory agreement at the earliest poslble date," There wa.f no immediate comment from leaders tn the war vital steel industry v:hich is roaring toward (new production records. Announcement of the ,sleclworJc- erV demands carne only a few hours alter the Aluminum Company of America offered Its 45',000 employes a 10 par cent wage boost. The stcelworkcrjs represent about 20.000 of Alcoa's 30.030 production workers. Murray said the union wil seek a conference Monday with Alcoa officials. U.S. Thunderjets Flying Atlantic Arkansan It Aboard Planet Seeking First Non-Stop Sea Flighr WASHINGTON, Scpl. «. (,T>Two Air Force F-B4 Thuiiclerjet fighters look off from Mansion Airbase In England at 7:01 ».m. (CST) today In a second allcmpt lo Jly 3,600 miles non-stop to .New York. Air Force headquarlcr.i announced that the two single-enRine planes, piloted by col. Dave Schilling and Lt. Col. W. D. Ritchie of Pine BlulT. Ark., completed Ihelr first reluc!l" f ; over Preslwkk, Scotland, an hour laler. They hoped to reach Mitch?!! Alrbase on Lnr.g Island within eight south ot tht capital, fell fe> Untied unltj ot Ihe U.S. Seventh Division rolling down from the Seoul front. Other element* entered 8u- won City astride the major rail ln« ind highway leidlng up from Iht rapidly expanding touihe*** be*chheod. Alllei Punch Ahead Allied (orces were punching ahead i all sectors ot the southeast beaclihead. In some sectors the Reds were retreating northward bul in others they fought stubbornly. Hundreds surrendered or were taken pihontr. ' AP Correspondent Don Whilehead, will) American and South Korean Marines ouUlde Seoul, reported thai by mid-afternoon Friday the Marines had not entered Seoul proper but patrols were moving toward ins city limits on the west side. "The sprawling city of more than 1,000.000 normal population may become one- of the bloodiest batlle- grounds of the Korean war," Whitehead reported. "The Red* are preparing for house-to-house fighting, "This could mean the destruction of a large part ot th* capital,* WhlteheAd said. • Arillkrj In Action Red artillery roared Into action against the Marinen from puhHe park portions on South Mountain Inside Seoul. Ah estimated 3,000 Reds were reported to hare honeycombed the mountain with. deep defence •works.' WhUehead said Hed defense forces .were estimated *o total 10,000.. ; : . • . Bayonets and flamethrowers were used by Marine* lo cut a mile-wide iwath through Seoul's southwestern industrial suburb of Yongdungpo. It u .crou the Han River from feht capital. AP Correspondent Tom Ijimber* reported from the Seoul front Friday morning that the Marine* suffered "relatively heavy" casualties in close-quarter combat. through shell-shattered factory building.. Allied troops apparently 1 ^«ra sparing Seoul from artillery fire ta avoid destroying the capita^ by hr* that would spread through it< flimsier, structures. ,. ,',.,' Marine Corulr fithterfbombar. ckmely, aupporUd the Am«rle»n and South Korean Leathernecka on both sldei of 'thi "eitj.*Whltehe»d .iaW the ;aerl«l : fire-bomb" assault on •. Red-held heights west of Seoul — HIU 105—was an awesome light, Flume and smoke obscured th« Bin. Civilians said' the Sungmyon Urif- verslty- campus"- and- olKer • hl£h ground, in the city was 'lirongly lorllfied by Ihe Reds. •'•• -. • , Rail Route Severed . Marines on the north (Seoul)'sid* ot the Han River already have cut the mil ttnd highway route to the Northwest. While one column swung south from the crossing, eight miles northwest of Seoul, another Marine armored force took high ground north of the city. Thus the Allied artillery control* the approaches from from Pyongyang, North Korean Red capital 120 miles northwest of Seoul; and coupled with the Seventh Division's entry Into Suwon, thts chokes ,off Ihe Reds from supply or reinforcement from the north and south. General Douglas MacArthur'i jrand strategy Is to tie a noose around the Reds' Seoul supply and distribution center and then crush. Ihf, Korean Red Army In Ihe soulh l/.:tw?eii the arms of a giant, pincer. Unless well-organized reinforcements can hrcalt through from the north, ic. looked .as though the clamps would close. Thcrt was no further word on * 10th Corps intelligence report Thursday that a mystery Red arm- hours. Fllghl Would Be First Lofre Bulletin— 'Hie night, If successful, would be the first non-stop Jet plane crossing of the Atlantic, the lowest sln- Kle-cnginc jet night and the fastest London-New York trip ever made. Both Schilling nnd Ritchie are World War II fliers and 'arc assigned to operations and planning work at Air Force headquarters. Schilling was credited with shooting down 28 German planes and destroying 10 1-2 (shared credit for one) on the ground. Trip .Set for Progress The trip wns set up to demonstrate progress in retueling-in-flighl technique for Jet fighters. Refueling already Is accepted practice for orcd column from rolling southward. Manchuria was OSLO. Norway, Sept. 2i. (;!'. — Dr. Kalph Bunchc. frirmrr United \jitions meiffalor in Palestine, has been awarded Hie Nobel Peace Prize. Uuncne, an American Negro, succeeded Count Koike Bernadnlle as the U.N'. mediator In PalcsUnp aftrr R*-rnndotte was assassinated 01 Srpl. 17, 1!)1R. Bunche nrso- __.._ _. Hated the armistices between the [bombers and was demonstrated with ntw slate of Israel and the Arab stales which ended the slate, of w.i' there. The Norwegian Nohcl 1'rlrc i C'Oinmltlee announced the award. jj:i . Hunrhe now Is principal dirpc- I eel (or In II" 1 , department at trustee- «u ship for Ihe United Nations. ins the non-slop round the world (light of » Boeing B-50 Superfortress, Lucky Lady II, last year. The two planes took off Tuesday first attempt but had lo can- the night over Prestwick te- ie of trouble with the fuel pump- system on the tanker. Open High Low Close . 4115 <122 4067 4107 . 4099 4103 4083 4100 . 4100 41C4 4064 4096 . W7a WT9 40SO KITS . 39% 4018 I9M WU Arkansas May Get Large Military Installation N. 0. Cotton OcU . Dec. Mar. May- July , Open High Low Cloie .... 4103 4103 M89 4CW5 4062 40U 4067 40*0 .. . .41*4 40*4 40C7 40*0 ...: 4062 40« 4043 40SS By The Associated Press Two members of the Arkansas congressional delegation have reported: DSoutheast Arkansas near the Miwivilppf River may be the site ot i large military installation, which has nothing to do with the proposed hydrogen bomb plant. 3) Site of the H-bomb plant iuelf still Is undecided despite recent reports that Arkansas would , get at least part of the t200.OOU.000 project. Rep. W. F. Norrell told the Arkansas Gazette by telephone from Washington Thursday night that th* CM*QM Mfxitmtfct WM surveying « >r»« tr«t In Dcshi County near Arkiiuai City for » Proposed military camp which wouldn't be > "camp In the accepted str.w ot the world" and "has »b«o- lutely nothing lo do with the H-bomb project™ Norrell said the Southeast Arkana« »lte wu one of several under consideration, that no land had ' been ; purchased but lha* h« understood options were" being taken. Earlier Senator Fulbrlght said he had been •••ured. in »n official letter from the Atomic En- ertr Commission thut th« H-bomb tit* Kill »>i Mrs. James Roy Renamed to State Democratic Post Mrs. James Roy of Rlytheville today was re-elected vice chairman of the Democratic State Committee at the party's state convention in Little Rock. Willis Smith of Texarkana and Frank Newell of Little Hock were re-elected chairman and secretary, reapfctlvcly. The convcnlfon also elected the following state committee members: Congressional Districts: 1st. Maurice Stfiilh, Cross County, Mrs. Royce Upshaw, Critlendcn County; 2nd, Fred Pickens. Jackson, Mrs. Alex Smith, Izard; 3rd. Marvin Hathcoat, Boone. Suzennc U^hton, Washington: 4th. Barney Smith, Howard. Joe Emergsoii. Jr., Poik; 5th, Beloit Taylor. Pulaski. Mrs. Phil Lowe. Conway; 6th, Joe Hardin, Orady. Mrs. Weems Truisell. Dallas; 7th, Searcy Wilcoxon, Ashley, MM. Ben Hawkins, Chlcot. Judicial Districts: 1st, A. C. M»- han, Sr.. Lee. Ind, Roy PenLt, Crglghead; 3rd, Don Vaughn, Independence; 4th. W. A. Black, Benton; 5th, Ed Speaker, Faulkner; 6th, June P. Woolen, Pulaski; 1th. H. H. Fishei, Hot Springs: Sth, Sid Mc- Malh. Hempstead: Sth, olen Hendrix, Pike; 10th, Majsey Anderson, Drew; llth. Sam I.evine. Jefferson i2tn. John H. Oraham. Sebastian; 13lh, O. H. Murphy, Jr. firm Razes Wash Wotis* rire, believed caused by a kerosene hot water heater, destroyed a wuh houte at the rear of tri« home of John Crlm, *U Lum*ra<* '

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