The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 25, 1950 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 25, 1950
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER M, MM BlVTHEViLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Army Begins Using Airborne Reserve • Br ELTON G. FAY i AF MWUry Affair. Bepartw WASHINGTON, Sept. 26. (*)— Th« Army to beginning to draw on ttw cor* of 1U quick-striking mobile 7 reserve, the airborne force, In musing strength for the all-out blow to annihilate the North Ko- re«h Communist enemy. , How fang that would talce was (tin a question. Pentagon officers, while liking the look of the Korean picture, >ay It ta too early to make prediction*. American paratroopers showed UP yesterday at Klmpo airfield, on the Seoul battlcfront, and a few hours later here committed to action. Airborne Regiment Arrive* On the basis of news reports, which said 150 plane loads of from It to 17 men each arrived at Klmpo, »n airborne regiment, slightly under full strength, appeared to have been sent In Initially. These infantrymen - with-wings KOREA Continued from Page 1 tain, a 700-foot hill looking over the south approaches to Seoul. Col. Lewis (Chesty) Puller's first regiment Marines, who had crossed the river from near Yongdungpo suburb on the southwest, joined in the barrage Irom southwest city heights. : : ' , Reinforcement* Pour In Fresh reinforcements poured Into the beachhead to throw their firepower into the climatic batle for the city. Airborne infantrymen — 2,400— landed Sunday at Kimpo Airfield northwest of Seoul. One hundred fifty planes shuttled the airborne troops complete with battle kits from Japan. They had "Just arrived there by »hip fiom the. United Btates. At Inchon, 23 miles west of Seoul, a fresh South Korean division landed. Both outfits were started inland without delay to Join In the fighting.'/' . ••-..' This wa* the picture within Seoul:" .'"•.': The Seventh Division fought toward South Mountain, the main Bed defensive position In the Kmthern section. To the west, "the Marine First Regiment seised the highest points in the Tong Mak Sang district, ftom these, they poured mortar and artillery fire into Red position on Boiith Mountain and Into the : iprawllng Seoul army barracks. : Jalltuwie Searched : Marine* searched a city Jnilhouse ki, this southwest district of • Seoul -tor 3,000 American prisoners reported held In Seoul, but an underground operator said the Reds ; h»d sUpped them away several days ' ago. : •The' Marine Filth , Regiment, which crossed the Han last Wednesday, drove into the city from the north and west against strongly defended Red positions. South Korean Marines were ' throwing their weight In the drive - Irom the west. Columns of smoke towered over the city. Thre Reel Korean regi- . merit* on the north, and elements of two divisions on the south, bitterly resisted the advance. Seoul is a city built above ground. There are virtually no cellars, subways, tunnels or air raid shelters. But granite-walled building.5 like the government center and university on the north and Duk Soo palace offered the Reds strong redoubts. Chancery Court Held ' A™ all-day session of chancery cotiit was conducted today at the u.imty Court House In Blythevllle. Chancellor Francis cherry of Jonesboro presided. came Into battle In tedaU fashion, riding in transport planet which landed on a friendly airstrip. There was no spectacular "airdrop" of men into enemy territory in a cloud of parachutes. But also there Is no reason why the paratroopers, used for the moment as regular foot soldiers, may uot show up in the days ahead in the role for which they are trained —stabs behind the enemy line to establish airheads. "Batlerrd Butardi at Bulafne" Actually, in World War II, airborne troops did about as much fighting in a 'ground force infantry role as they did by parachute or glider drops to the enemy's rear. One of the most famous action. 1 ! by an American airborne force was the holding of Baslogne, Belgium,—in which the 101st Airborne Division rolled into action on trucks and on foot. Early reports from Klmpo accounted for about Ijoo men In the airborne outfit arriving there. Firepower Nearly Doubled The regular organizational strength of an »lrborn« regiment Is 3,316 men. Such a regiment nor • mally ts equipped with 43-inch mortars, 35-Inch bazookas, 75 and 57 milimeter recollles* rilles and long range anti-tank guns. This Rlvcs the present airborne regiment nearly double the firepower of the average World War II airborne regiment. It Is customary to strengthen the regiment, as battle conditions dictate, by attaching heavy artillery and lanks from ground forces In the area Into which the airborne regiment moves. An airborne division usually consists of three regiments, with a supporting battalion of 105 millimeter howitzers. Court Action Seen in Liquor Act Controversy LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 25. W>— Chief Justice Griffin Smith salci today the Arkansas Supreme Court may decide Oct. 16 whether a proposed statewide prohibition action will be on the Nov. 7 general election ballot. Time loomed as an imiwrtant factor in the case which came before the court as it reconvened this morning after a summer recess. Petitions to initiate the proposed prohibition act were attacked in a suit filed by Wiley M. Pafford and Leon Kuhn, both of Tcxarkana. It charges that 1,290 sheets of siBiiatures contained Irregularities. Harry Robinson, attorney for the Wholesale Beer Dcnlers' Association, asked the court to advance the case In order that a ruling could be obtained by Oct. 16. He said that if a decision were reached after that date it would be too late to keep the proposed act off the ballot. FAIR French Still Opposed To Rearming of Germany PARIS, Sept, 25. UTj—A foreien office spokesman declared today France "remains hostile" to any decision to rearm Germany. He said the Big Three foreign ministers made no such decision at their meeting in New York last week. Several Paris newspapers speculated today thai, France had agreed to the principle of creating German divisions Lo become part of a unified Western defense force. Thespokesman Insisted that no sucli decision had b«en reached by Ihe American, British and French foreign ministers. Television Set Tax Is Delayed -• WASHINGTON. Sept. 25. <O>> — The new tax on television sets will go into effect Nov. \ Instead of Oct. I because of a few days lag by Congress In passing the new tax- hiking bill. Truman to Speak WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. (/P) — The White House said today that President Truman will make a "nonpartisan" five minute radio talk oil Wednesday, "Democratic Women's Day." Aid Sent to Airmen HALTFAX, N. S.. Sept. 25. (XT)— Parachutists have been dropped to begin rescue operations for 16 United States airmen whose B-50 bomber crnshed Thursday in Labrador wilderness, the Fort Pepperell Air Bnse reported todav. (Se* Related Story on Paje U BLYTHEVILLE LAUNDRY-CLEANERS Continued from page 1 ped the other eight-lap contest. Mr. Johnson came back Sunday afternoon to snare the 20-lap main event and aho two others of 10 and eight laps respectively. D, Ellis of Memphis took Sunday's Trophy Dash, an eight-lap event, and Carl Runkln anrl Dill Smith, both of Memphis, won the other two eight-lap races. Only SOD spectators were in the stands for Saturday's races, but more Mian 1.400 showed up for the finals yesterday afternoon. The spectators received two unexpected thrills in yesterday's races when two of the racers cracker! up. Car Hurtles Through Fence In one of the eight-lap affairs Al Hulchtnsoii of Memphis lost control of his car on H curve and went hurtling through the fence on the north side of the track. His car wns badly damaged, but he emerged unhurt. Another more serious mishap occurred In the 20-lap final when the auto driven by Bo Cunningham of West Memphis struck a small knoll of dirt and turned a complete flip on the truck, landing upright on Its wheels. Mr. Cunningham was rushed to a hospital where several stitches were taken In a chin cut. He also was severely bruised, but Ills Injuries were not serious and he was released from the hospital late yesterday afternoon. The fair officially closed after the final auto race, but the crowd mingled until late last night for the'carnival attractions which remained open. Your Carrie Britain Accepts Bombing Apology LONDON. Sept. Z5. (API— Prime Minister Clement Attlee expressed his thanks today for an official American message of sympathy after Ihe accidental bombing of British troops in Korea by U.S. planes. In « letter to U.S. Minister Julius C. Holmes, Attlee said: "I have been myself on active service and. I know that mistakes occur. They nre tragic for those concerned, but it Is part, I fear, of the"-Inevitable consequence of such operations which we must face." Holmes, who Is in charge of the London emba.ssy in the absence of Ambassador Lewis Douglas, sent Attlee a letter on Saturday expressing "the deep sense of sorrow" of the United States over the Incident. Carrier for 3 Years, Bflly She/ton Has Eye On Career at Druggist Billy Shelton has carried the Courier for about three years. He formerly delivered the route on Ash Street Irom Third to Division and is now serving the business dbtiict. He is a sophomore in high school and plain lo be a pharmacist. J ,510,577 Bales Cotton Ginned in U.S. Prior To September 76 WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. M>|— The Census Bureau reported today that 1950-crop cotton ginned prior to Sept. 16 totaled 1,510.571 running bales. This compared with 2,095,465 ginned at the same date last year and 2,86-1,277 to Ihe same date two years ngo. The glnnings by states this season and last, respectively, Included: Arkansas 20,15<l and 219,031. Four Fined in Osceola • Municipal Court Prank Long, Jr., Osccola Negro today forfeited a »29.50 bond whei lie (ailed to appear in Municipal Court In Osccola on charges reckless driving. Bill Lovett of Keiser, was fined S75 on a charge of carrying a w«ap on. Otto Gaines and his wife, Osceola Negroes, were fined a total of $20 for public ttrunkene.« plus 1100 Junio ' for resisting arrest on lhat charge ltry ' '• Negro Deaths District Fair Winners Robbit Show— Unofficial *'inntr» In tht Rabbit Show at the Northeut Arktruu Diitrlcl ra!r were announced this morning by Allen Rushing, §pon- «or of he ilww. Official rules ttata that a dais must have at iMst five entries before Jt can become an official part of a chow, Mr. Rushing aald, Because of this ruling the winners listed today are not official, but, nevertheless, were judged on their merits. ClasHs which had five enrles and were official winner* have been lisle* previously, The unofficial list U u follows: Champagne D'Arfent* Senior does—Chlckasaw Rabbit Farm, Blylheville, 1, 2 and 3. Senior bucks—Chickuaw Rabbit Farm, 1, 2 and 3. Intermediate does — Chlckuaw Rabbit Farms, 1 and 3; olley Brox Blythevllle. 2. Intermediate bucks — ChEckssaw Rabbit Farm. 1 and 3; Ralph Car son, Charleston, Mo., 2. Junior bucks—Chlckasaw Rabbit Farm. 1 and 3; J. D. Irvin, Haytl, Mo,, 2. Best of breed—Chlskasiw Habbil Farm. Silver Martina Senior does—Wllllim P. K»le, Haytl. ,Mo., 1. Senior bucks—William f. Hale. Haytl, Mo., 1. New Zealand While* Senior bucks—A. D. Ellington. Rlcigeley, Tenn., I; J. D. Nowlin, Jr., Memphis. Tenn.,2; William O. Hale. Sikeston, Mo., 3. Senior does—H. W. Chambers. Memphis, I*. Ellington, 2 and 3. Intermediate does—Ellington. It Joe Hadcr, Memphis, 2- H. D. Tor- Ian. Heth, Ark., 3. Junior bucks—Harder, 1; Nowlin 2; Ellington, '3. Junior does—Torlan,!; Chambers, 'J.; Ellington. 3. Best of breed—Chambers. Best norman fur—Chambers. Chinchilla Senior does—P. o. Davis,'Haytl., Mo., I. Senior bucks—Davis, 1. Intermediate bucks — Jlmmle Booker, Blythevllle, 1. Polish Junior bucks—Wonder stile R»b- bilry. Little Rock. I. Junior does—Wonder State Rab- bilry, 1. . Vienna* Junior bucks—Wonder state Rab- bltr.v, 1. Junior does—Wonder. State Hab- itolin, Truman Deaf to Proposal Of Schoolteacher WARRENSBima, Mo., Sept. JS. !AP)~A whoolUarher who wrote 'remler Stalin a pie*-for-peace etter more than two weeks ago still lasn't heard from him, but she's jetlng lots of mail from Jellow Imertcan*. Miss Icle r. Johnson, central State College journalism teacher. ild yesterday she had received undreds of letters from almost every state commenting oh her ef- ort. In her letter to the Russian prem- er. she wrote: "Let me plead with you, and our President, to sit down together with a determination and faith that you c?.n and will slop Ihl* murder of Innocent people . . ." She asked Stalin to help "restore a permanent chance lor peaceful living for all people." Miss Johason said most letters she received agreed with her view jut "a few men have denounced my :fforls." A New Jersey college professor termed Miss Johnson's letter "ridiculous" and wrote: "Why don't you make an earnest ;ffort to study communism and the Soviet Union, If you ever do, you will realize that appeasement of gangsters is suicidal." Miss Johnson, a schoolteacher r or 20 years, sent a copy of her Stalin letter to President Truman. She received no acknowledgement [rom the White House. J. W. (Bud) Ford Dies at Age of 59 J. W. (Bud) Ford of Blythevllle died Saturday aflcr being stricken with a heart attack while fishing at Big Lake. Ford, who was 59,' died at Big Lake shortly aitcr suffering the I heart attack. Funeral arrangements were Incomplete today pending the arrival of relatives. He is survived by his wife.. Mamie Ford, eight daughters anil t.wo sons. Ford was operator of a cafe at 811 South First and a billiard parlor at •118 West Ash. Born In Tennessee, he had resided In Blytheville abovil 30 venrs. : Home Funeral Home Is In charge. Checkered GUnU Senior bucks—Doris Cirey, Sikeston, Mo.. 1. Junior does—Grey. 1. Miscellaneous :! English Spots — Ralph Carson Charleston, Mo., i and 2; Markham Laird. Tylorvllle, Tenn., 3. Black Rex bucks—James Vaugh- Concrete Culvert Til* Sim »p t« 36 In. Corrugated Metal Culverts Siiea up to 14 In. Automatic Flood Gate* Concrete S«ptic Tanks Metal Septic Tanks . Sewer Tile Best PricM We Dellftr A. H. WEBB HlfhwiT 61 at State tint Phone 714 WO POSTAGE! Thai's Ihe price you woulri have in pay for poslajf* aione if you sent a Idler hearing a three-cent slamp to every subscriber of Ihe Courier News. 1J !" -V,"" Ciul rt ' acri al1 nl ihese people through a WANT-AD costing as liule HS t Is it anr wonder thai people prosper who tali* ad- vnnlage of (his outstanding bargain offerl I hink of it! Being able to tell 7QQII u«upU «bout any- (hing you may wanl lo buy, sell or rent at such » low cosl. Start Todayl fici Ihe WANT-AD habit and you will hav« money in your pocket* for purchases. Ad» placed before 9 a.m. will appear *om« day. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTIIEVTLLE COURIER NEWS 154 Missco Farmers >ign 'Crusade tor ! reedom' Scrolls A total of 854 North Mississippi County farm people have enlisted in the Crusade for Freedom. Thnl means they have signed the Freedom scrolls (hat are available at the county agent's office In the Court House here. Special emphasis Is being given the crusade week, during "Farm Freedom Week." Sept. 25-29. as proclaimed by Governor Sid McMath. Signers reaffirm their belief In democracy snd signify they want to resist tyranny and aggression everywhere, Mrs. Gertrude B. Holiman and Keith Bilbrey. county extension agents, said today. Before Oct. 16 crusaders in Arkansas hope to have 80,000 signatures toward the 5,000,000 goal ters, Memphis, t. Black Rex does—Harder. 1. Blue Rex Junior does-Harder. 1. Blue Rex junior bucks — John Hastings, Memphis, 1. White Rex Does—Mrs. H.L. Cockroft. Memphis. 1. Best Rex breed—Hader. John F. Gautney Dies in Hospital LITTLE _ _ John r. O»utn«y, »9,'a«i»-tiint tow partner of the late 0.8. tat. Th«d- deua H. Caraway tnd fornur circuit and chancery Judge, died In * Little Rock hospital yxterday. He had been under treatment for bron- cht«l pneumonia. Judge Oautney and his wife had moved here from Jonesboro last year to live with their ion, John F. Gaulney, Jr. Judge Gautney wu bora at Oil Trough, In Independence County. He was educated In Alabama and practiced law In Birmingham for a time. Returning to Arkansas, he served M court reporter at Batesvllle before moving to Jbneiboro, where he was In partnership with Caraway and former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Basil Baker. He wu appointed circuit Judge al Jonesboro and later was elected chancery Judge, holding that office ten years. He WM a past president of the Arkansas Bar Association. Funeral services will be »t St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jonec- boro at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Obituaries Three Forfeit Bonds Three persons forfeited cash bonds in Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor. Forfeiting M5.M cash bonds were J. B. Peacock/ Virgil E. Hill and Deli Simpson. for the United Slates. Scrolls will be flown to Berlin. Germany, to be enshrined in the base of a gitvni 10-ton Freedom Bell on Oct. 34. Former Resident Dies in Hospital Swvlce* for MM. Henrr «. Footer, former Blythevlll* recidwt who died early Sunday morning at M Bernard Hospital in Jormbot^Artll b* conducted at the Fltluirffeet Baptist Church of Jonuboro tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Burial wOl b* in Oak Lawn Cemetery In Jonesboro, Mrs. Foster, who w»s M, was born in Missouri and had lived In Blj. thevdle for several years before moving to Jonesboro about U yetra ago. Her husband was manager of one of the Sternbiirg Gins in Bly- thevllle !or about 15 years, she waa a member of the First Baptist Church here. | Survivors Include her husband; 1 two daughters, Mrs. Mae Griffin and Mrs. Virginia Coyle, all of Jonesboro; three sons, Harry s. Cecil and Charles H. Cecil, also'of Jonesboro and F. H. Cecil o[ Por- rancc, Calif.; two brothers, WillUm Cecil of Tulsa, Okla., and Clarence Cecil of Caruthersvllle, Ma.; a h»lf- sWer, Mrs. Pearl. Middleton, and half-brother. Robert Cecil, both of «nd seven grand- I . Caruthersville clnidren. . Gregg Funeral Home of Mones boro is In charge. JET-TOWER DISHWASHER HAT COMPLETELY MODERNIZES DISHWASHING COME 70 OUR "GOOD NEW<?OP&I HOUSE SEE llic .IKT-TOWER wash tiishes spotlessly clean in just n few initiates. SEE how automatic dishwashing will become us much a matler-of-cours* as using a vacuum cleaner or washing machine! See a dishwashing demonstration you'll never forgel! 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