The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 23, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of MORTKEArr ARKANSAS AND aOimUACT MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 159 Blytheville Dally Newt Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1950 TEN PAGES WHOLE COPIES FIVE OBNTS —Courier News Photo FOXALL FARM BEAUTY—The name of Foxall Farm was ver> prominent when prize winners were named in tlie QIC division of Ihi Swine Contests. Here is the Grand Champion sow in this division owned by this Obion, Tenn., farm. Reds Are Reinforced in Fight for Seoul Sunny Weather Stated to Boost Fair Attendance Mother Nature smiled on the 1950 Northeast Arkansas District Fi\ir 'or the Aral time today, and fair officials prepared to greet an antlcl- mtcd last-minute rush of fair goers. Slimmer bowed out of the weather picture early today and left isanl day for the start of the autumn season, a situation expeclec ,o continue tomorrow. Low cast skies and a chilly wind held down attendance at the fair grounds yesterday as the annual Kids' Day was celebrated. In spite of Lhe "no admission charges" for school children yesterday many persons stayed at home because of the threatening weather. Robert E. Blaylock. Mississippi County Association Fair secretary, estimated that the crowd for the day was about 6,000—some 3,000 less than last year's Kids' Day attendance. However, the fair secretary stated t —Courier News Pho(o POI/ANU CHINA BEAUTY—This unassuming individual holds the title of Grand Champion'Sow in the Poland China division. He is owned by Tickle and Hen son of Dycrsburg, Term. Solon Collapses During Talkathon On Anti-Red Bill Die-Hard Squad Continues Baftle Against Measure WASHINGTON. Sept. 23. f/TV- .ie-lmrd squad of senators fough loggedly on, hour after hour, to ay against the Communist con- rol bill denounced by. Presiden nmian. Their avowed hope war hat word from the people wil hange the minds'of colleagues ben n overriding the Truman vetor The, strategy was disclosed b; Semi tors Lei; man (D -Lib-NY) ani Iumph]-ey (D-Minnl as the Senat ''' OR A DAY—'Another female who made good was this Gram Champion Ch^ter White Sow owned by Lawson Garner of Campbell. Mo it, was the adults who remained at ionic yesterday and not the chil- Iren, He estimated that there were is many school children present RS here were last year. Adults did not start coming out mill after 6 p.m.—after the threatening skies had cleared. Children Flock to Fair School children from all over Northeast Arkansas and Southwest Missouri look advantage ol an early school let-out and flocked to the nirgrounds In school buses and private cars throughout the day. Special attractions for the kiddles were two vaudeville performances given on the temporary stage In front of the grandstand by * group of troupers termed by many as "the vit Lo ever perform here." Performances were given at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at which more than 2.500 persons attended—about 1,500 at the night session. This group of vaudeville performers will give one final show tonight at, 8 p.m. Admission prices will .be 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children. Speed enthusiasts will have their day today and tomorrow when the long-awaited midget auto races get under way on the half-mile oval track which Is laid out In /ront of the grandstand. Eight events will be rim «'ff both this afternoon and „tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.' Admission-price 'Harvest Moon' To Shine on U. S. Monday Night WASHtNQTON. SepL 23. lif\— The moon will go Into a toUl eclipse next Monday night—probably looking like a coppery-red ball. The reason Is this: Although the moon Is actually In the earth's shadow at a time ot lota! eclipse, certain ray.s from the 51111 are "belli" by the earth's atmosphere so that ordinarily they illuminate the moon to some extent. However, if cloud conditions are just light, these rays will nol 'sneak by the earth. In that case the moon will lie totally blacked out. Such a phenomenon occurred in a Jutiur eclipse not long ago. Monday night's eclipse of tlie "Harvest Moon" starting at 7:20 p.m. COST) will be visible throughout all ot North America. Totality begins at 8:45 p. m., ends at 10:40. 16 Are Aboard Missing A ir Force B - 5 0 8 omJber SAULT STB. MARIE, Mich., Sept. 33. (.TJ—An Air Korc* B-SO bomb- ar with 18 persons aboard wax reported missing today and American and Canadian rescue planes searched half * continent for » trice of It The big craft was bound from Ooc*« Bay, Labrador, to Davis Monthan Air Force bnse at Tucson, Ariz. It wai reported carrying a n-hour fuel supply for a routine 12-hour flight but already was 24 hours overdue Air Force officials said nothing lias been heard from .the plane since It took off fiom Goose liny Thursday night, It* hue of flight would have Inken it over Michigan's upiwr peninsula, Omaha, Neb., and Albuquerque, N. M. Scores of planes Joined in the search. A dozen Royal Canadian A1 r FcVce planes covered the area between Goose Bay and this border city, flying over unpopulated, wild country. forty B-2(ls from Walker Air Force Base, New Mexico, and two twin-engine flying boats from Selfridge Field, in downstate Michigan, searched a path between here and Sioux City, la. Six planes from Westover, Mass., Air Base and another Selfridge plnne due to Join the search later In the day. Two planes took off from Fifth Air Rescue Headquarters at Ljowry Air Force Base In Denver, one searchlr,; from Denver to Sioux See BOMHKH on P»(e 10 Marines Win Boost In Morale by Mail; But, What a Feast/ WITH U. S. MARINES SEOUL, Korea, Sept. 23. </D— U. S. Marines driving on Seoul got two big morale boosts Friday- mall and something to eat besides C rations. Letters were distributed for Uc first time since the Inchon landing one weeVc. ago. One Marine assault- outfit "liberated" a large storehouse of canned goods. H clined heartily on —baby food. * from a night-long [ L O these race,s will' be SI for a dulls Cession into the bright morning ion rs, ' The tense all-night session was dramatized by the collapse of Rens,or Langer (R-ND). after he had ncld -the floor more than five hours. Langer, after struggling ' to keep ils feet, sagged to the floor and was carried out of the chamber on stretcher. He was taken to Bethesda Naval Hosoital. Lunger Exhausted / '"Just plain exhaustion." his doctor said, adding that the senator: appeared to be in no danger. A* another point. Senator Douglas (D-lll) sobbeo. nloud while arguing against the bill. It was learned that several senators opposing the bill called the White House this morning seeking Presidential guidance. They were told to use their own judgment — thai it was up to them. Lehman, in one of the time-consuming speeches by opponets of the measure, offered a vote at 3 p.m. fEST). Humphrey, talking to re- orters, indicated willingness to set- for an even earlier showdown. lie two had similar ideas on rea'- ons for delay. nd 50 cents for children. Eight Kvenls Set The eight events to he run off each day are listed as follows: ' First event—Time trials, all cars (three laps) Second event—Trophy dash, three fastest cars in Inverted order (eight laps) Third event—Five fastest cars In inverted order (eight Fourth event—Cars qualifying fi rough 10 in inverted order (eight —Courier News Photo CHAM!' lIAMrSHIKK SOW—This Grand ChaSnjjion Su\v 5» Hampshire division is the property of C. I. Jones of Maiden, Mo. —Courier S'ews Pholo CHAMP OK TIIK'RKRKStllKK BOAUS—This .«hy piggie was name Grand Champion Boar In the Berkshire division and is the property o Carl Bamhlll ot Paragoutd. York Cotton High .. 4115 .. 4113 .. 4110 .. 4080 .. 4015 .. 3622 .. 3587 Low 4091 4086 4084 4053 3395 3590 3563 Close 4115 4102-05 4ID5 4076 40ITN 3612 3575 N 3565 B Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair this i erriotm, tonight and Sunday. No FAIR much change in temperature. .Missouri forecast: Partly clouds little wanner this attcrnoon partly cloudy tonight and Sunda> so warm east and south por Jons Sunday: low tonight in 50.< high Sunday 70 to 75. Minimum this morning—55. Maximum yesterday—70. Sunset today—5:56. Sunrise tomorrow—5:49. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.i: today—none. Total since Jan. 1-5286. Mean temperature fmidway b< tween high and low)—62.5. . Normal mean temperature fi September—73.2. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—5!. Maximum yesterday—B8. Precipitation Jan. I to this dale —40.32. ps) Filth event—Cars qualifying 11 .rough 15 in Inverted order (eight p.O Sixth event—Semi-finals, cars 16 rough 18 as qualified ami the on-winner.s of last three elimlna- on races (ten laps) Seventh event — B feature, cars ualitying 10 through 18. starting i position they qualified (fifteen ps) Eighth event — A feature, cars unifying one through nine, startle in position they qualified (twen- J laps) Twenty-one drives from six states ill take part, in the races. They iclude D. Ellis. John Boswell, Frank mith. Francis Perry. Hooker Hood, arl Rnnkin, P. Clark. Archie Mcarver, Bob St. Pierre. Mason Mc- Danlels. Wayne Jamerson, Vlck Bar- afer and Al Hutchison, all of Mem- his; Harold Farnell of Forrest City: B. Cunningham of West fetnnhls; Dave May ot Jonesboro; Bill Trumul of Little RocV: Lyle ohnson of San Francisco: Freddie .Iycrs. Miami. F!a.. and Ben Beard if Shreveporl, I.a. Al! Judging of exhibits and dls- ilays was completed yesterday and air officials were busy making lists of the winners. Several are not yei ready for release. Livestock to Depart A general exodus of the livestock Is to start tonight and all entries ire expected to be out of the bulld- ngs by midnight. All other exhibits will remain Intact until the fair officially closes tomorrow afternoon at 6 o'clock. Also slated to leave tonight Is the much-talked-of wild life display Levee Election Officials Named Judges and Clerks Named for North ...Mittco RoJIing Places Judges and clerks for North Mis slsslppi County polling places In (hi special election Oct. 3 on Ihe St Francis Levee ' District's propose! $51,100,000 Hood control clrninas project were announced today by the County Klection Commission. Levee tax payers In nil countle comprising the St. Francis Levc District will be given the oppor limits' to approve or disapprove project find the Levee District'a sponsor of the' project. There will be three polling place In Norlli Mississippi County all four In South Mississippi Count during the special election, noxe will be located at Leachville. Mn iiila and Blytlievillc In the nort half of the county and at Osceol Joiner. Reiser and Wilson, in tl south end. A list of Judges and clerks to South Mississippi County boxes not available this morning. Jet Pilot Flies Atlantic; Arkansan s Plane Fails By KOBKKT Cl.ARK LIMESTONE AIR FORCE £ASE, Me., Sept. 23. On—All oi! spa eicd thunder Jet fighter plnne here Is proof the ''flame throwers" cai IOP the Atlantic 5n one swoop—U they've velueld In This otic did il yesterday, com-* lettng the world's first nonstop, lucre on tine nlal flight by a jet atria ft. A companion plane cninc to Krlef cr Labrador, but Its pilot pnra- il utccl safely. Col. David C. Schilling flew his ingle engine F-84 fighter 3,300 nlle.s from Mansion, England, Lo imesLonc in ten hours and one min- Judges and clerks for North Ml: sissippi County .polling places ar Leichvllle Judges—Henry Hoyt, W. W. Ci War-Profits Tax Hearings Called Marines Hit Outskirts of Capital City Yanks Firebomb British Troops By Mistake By I.KIP BKICKSON TOKYO, Sept. 23. (AP) — \llicd Marines bullied for Seoul today against Reds re- nforccd by a division pushed ip from the old southeast Ko- •cn beachhead. x American forces drove hard o cut off other Communist •einforcenients for the besieged ciipilnl. The U. S. First Cavalry Division am a ah fid 35 miles out of the beachhead and occupied Sangju, a junction on one of the two main routes to Seoul. Allied (IglilcrB and bombers al- Inckccl rctrcnllng Reds all along tlie bulging Piutin perimeter and lupporled ground forces. American planes In a tragic nils- lake fire-bombed nntl strafed British Iroops west of the Naklong Rlv- and G. B. Gauf. . Clerks—Mrs, Ctcma Edwards nnd Mrs. Paul Hendrlckson. Manila Judges—William Borowsfcy, Sam C, Finchcr and Sam BoHin^er. Clerks—Mrs. E. E. Byrd and Mrs. Alvin Tlpton. Hlythevllle Judges—Frank C. Douglas, Joe B. Evans and John Caudlll. Clerks—C. G. Redman and C. W. Altord. Headwinds kept the Fort, Leaven ivorlh, Kfls., World .War II nc« "rom endangering the lfl-19 record ;el by n PanArnericnn Airwnys slrnt- oliticr that flew 3SG5 mites In nine lours, 16 minutes on a 110 mile tail wind. "Tirwl But; Elated" Schilling' landed' ilrcd but.-h at this northern Maine Tjoniiwr base, ile snid "everything wenl purfect- iy" on his flight.. Air Force oiftclnls In Washinxton snid his Hying mate, Lt. Col, William D. RUchlc of Pine.Bluff, Ark., Imd trouble refueling from » tanker jilane over Goasebay, l^jib.. and ap- pnrenliy d Eel n't. gel enough fuel to carry his ship through. A rescue helicopter from Goose- bay picked up Ritchie unhurt. Both veterans piiois were on a mission to give Jet refueling techniques an ncld lest. AEr refueling already 1* standard practice for bom hers, Jets Jiiic*: from Tanknrs Their P-84'.s look-on Jcl Juice from flying lunkcrs over Prcslw'.ck, Scotland; Kef Invite. Iceland; nn<l Goose- bay by a British-developed method. The Jet pilot ranis a nozzle pro Jecting from his craft into a funnel shaped nozxlc that trails from the tanker plane. Fuel starts flowing automatically. It stops when the lighter's tank: are filled. A telegram from Gen. Hoyt S Vandenbcrg. Air Force chief of statf hailed Schilling on his Limestone arrival, "Congratulations on having nc compllshcd a hazardcus task" in wire said. Observers speculated the air re fueling exploits ot Schilling an Ritchie may have demonstrated how tpilckly thunder jcln could be rush ctl to Europe. House Group Order* Action at Truman Receives Meatur* WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. W)— The House Ways and Means Committee today ordered public hearings starting Nov. 15 on ji lax Hill •°^^ P ' : n il ^? t VM V Previously «« «••**«» The bill, estimated to yield be- the US 2 »6,ooo,o6o,- At Seoul. U.S. and South Korean Marine*, clamped prongs north and southwest of the sprawling city of 1.000,000. The northern thrust car- ' ried Into the outskirts under heavy Red artillery fire. The Marines were reported within two miles of the heart of Seoul. Leatherneck* Capture ReHt A Marine Intelligence officer told AP Correspondent Relman Mortn the Ijcatheruccks had captured. Reds from the North Korean Ninth Division, which raced more than 200 '^ mile* alon g the twisting valley : roatls northward from Hainan to Seoul. The Red : Ninth ,'Division '' placed on the fairgrounds by the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission. This display also Is scheduled to rnove out after mldnlghl. Thl feature, which Is appearing at the fair for the first time, has been housed tn a tent between the Main Exhibit Building ind the Livestock Building. The main Ihcme ol the display was to teach the preservation of the states forest and wildlife. It included several types of wild animals, fish and birds. Including foxes, wolves, squirrels, sfcunks, bob cats, raccoons, beavers, owls, quail, pheasants, crows, catfish, crappie, gars, buffaloes and others. Official attendance for the first four days ol the lair has not been determined, but fair officials said that an unusual last minute rush would be necessary to equal I»st year's record turn-out. Swedish Plane Falls; JO Killed STOCKHOLM, Sweden. Sept. 23 (AP) — Airport officials said a Swedish commercial plane crashed and burst, into flames today at Hie Karlstad Airport, killing all 10 persons aboard. The plane, a Swedish Aero Airline craft, stalled and crashed from an altitude of less than MQ fptt above tht field shortly alter lalte- off. It carried nine passengers and » pilot, all Swedes. Missco FFA Teams Win Mid-South Fair Awards Two Mississippi County Putur Farmors of America Judging team won first r iace honors in competitions at the Mid-South fair and Livestock Show In Memphis yesterday. They are the Wilson FFA's dairy jifdping team and the Leachvlllc l-KA crop judging tcma. twecn $5,000,000.000 and ,, 00 Is the second installment, In cvenue program to help with the ost of fighting In Korea and build-' ng vij> national defense. "The fli-ul bill In the program wssed Congress thl.i week and Is i; president Truman's desk, ft evle.s an additional $1,700,000,000 n personal and corporate Incomes. Ways and means committee nembcrs said they are hopeful of laving' an excess pro/Its bill ready 'or House consideration when Congress ends Its fall vacation on Nov. Tliey hope to limit public hcar- ngs lo five days. Kurxrls at Work Treasury experts ami the committee's stafr are at work now ami liope to make recommendations to -he committee late next month. By overwhelming votes. Congress yesterday passed and sent to President Truman the first bill Hut calh on almost every American to help pay tor the rearmament program. President. Truman has told friends he Is pleased with the bill, and he Is expected to sign it quickly. Taxr* llrgln Soon It means thai Jtist a week from tomorrow the government will be- j Kin taking one-filth more taxes, after personal exemptions, out of all working people's pay. The more than 50,000,000 individual taxpayers will contribute almost $^.000.000,000 additional a year, beginning Oct. 1. Taxes on Individuals arc increased 12 to 20 per cent. Corporations will pay an estimated 41,500,000,000 a year more. Their top lax on Income Is boosted from 38 per cent to 45 per cent. The higher rates are retroactive to one-half of 1950 Income. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLKANS. Sept. ". Closing cotton quotations; | High Lou- Oct . 4102 4092 Dec 4090 4014 Men 4004 4063 May 406 7 4041 July 4CO- 1 ) 3017 Close 4102 4H91-92 40368 4050-61 Mar 3339 ' May Soybeans CHICAGO. Sept. 24. l/fi Soybeans: High Low 234?; 237 >,, 240 242 <A 232». 235'. 233 240' —Closing Close 233^ 236-36 239', 241\ 'Phantom Whistler' Will Be identified Soon PARADIS. IA., Sept. W. W,— Chief deputy sheriff Edward Pre- Jean says the Jig Is up for the phantom whistler. He said ne ts "almost certain" today will bring the revelation of the Identity of the person who has terrorized f" 1 18-year-old bride- to-be with nocLurnfU whirling nf & funeral dirge . and telephone threats ol death, For months the will o' the wisp whl&tler has conducted a campaign to break up the wedding pUns ot pretty Jacqueline Cadow, engaged to wed 26-year-old Stale Trooper Herbert Bel.som Oct. 1. Peace ofllccr.% here and hi Nc« Orleans. 25 miles to the cast, have fict numerous traps for him hut he has eluded all, But now, Prejean said ye.stcr- riay his identity will be revealed and when that happen.* "It wilt make it pretty emharrasing. I wish I could say more hut rl?ht now I can't." Jacq-jeline's mother, Mrs, Clifford Cadow, said the whiMIer'A campaign started laM, February after Jacqueline met Bclsom. At first, [here were only, whistled woll calk beneath the girl's window. But alter her engagement was announced they changed lo an eerie whistled funeral march and telephone calls In which the whistler threatened to kill Jacqueline. The campaign brought the girl nf^r collapse. She Is presently hiding out, trying to ?et .some rest and recover from the strain Df knowing the phantom whistler, tracing her every movement, has warned: "Don't forget, HI be *l the wedding." the U.S. 25th Division. The intelligence officer said also that A Red regiment, the 107th, wa* reported to have entered the capital from Hariwon, OQ miles northwest of Seoul. It evidently skirted Marines who Mocked the rail and highway route* northwest of the clly after crowing the Kan River, Thus bolstered, the Communists appeared to have more thnn 15,000 troops nt hand for the developing bailie for .Seoul—a struggle expected to be the bloodlest^and most destructive of the war. rravda Tells of Defense Tn Moscow, the newspaper Pray- da—in a dispatch from Its corres- iwndent in Korea—said pillboxes, barrieade.s and tnnk points dot the populou.1, inflammable city. The correspondent reported every home In Seoul "musl be defended as a fortress." Three thousand Reds were entrenched on 100-foot south mountain inside city. Artillery In a public park on the summit roared at Allied marines pushing on nnd into the city. Morin described the shell- Sn« as "heavy nnd accurate." General Mnc Arthur's headquarters confirmed that the Leathernecks were In the outskirts of the city. Hut there was no confirmation of a Pusan radio report that South Korean Marines occupied Seoul's west gale prison of Soclae- mun. Two MefghU Captured Sodacmun Is southeast of two heights captured Friday by American Mart n es commanding the northwest entry into Seoul. The hlil.s were designated as 295 and 388, of their metric height,. The Marine spearhead on the southwest pushed on from the .shell- shaterod factories of Yongdun^po, on Seoul's outs-drt.s. toward ruined railway bridges acro.v> Ihe Han. Yongrtun^po was secured Friday after bitter bayonet fighting. The Tokyo spoK.e,=,mtin said thfi eastward advance continued south of the Han against "minor resist- a nee"—Indicating that the Americans were advancing nrouno" the southern end of Seoul at some distance south of the river. On the Marines' ri^ht I lank, the U.S. Seventh Divi^ioi? drove cisht miles beyond captured Suwon Mong the major route south of Seoul. Suwon and Its important airfield fell to the Infatnrymen Friday. Big enough to land O54 transport plane,«;, the airiield was used July 1 to evncui^e civilly 115 from the onru5;hlnti Red hordes nne w^ffc after the Invasion of South Korea With the seventh division continuing south, and the U.S. Fir,st Cavalry and 24th Divisions driving north, the Reds were rapidly becoming trapped In their retreat from the southeast beachhead. Red Withdrawal Reported Mac Arthur reported the Red See SF.OVL on Faite 10 Tomorrow Is Last Day for You to Attend the Northeast Arkansas District Fair

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