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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS i DOM1KAMT KKW8PAFBI O> HOKTMA. S T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNKSDAY, SiSPTKJlREK 27, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SOUTH KOREAN GREETING KOK NORTH KOREAN—A resident of Seoul lets go with a kick tn Hie direction or a Norlh Korean captured in fighting in the South Korean capital while South Korean soldiers look on. Note another prisoner behind with hands up In the air. Allied columns captured the heart ol Seoul today. (AP Wirephoto' via radio from Tokyo). First 12 Missco Inductees Leave for Little Rock Center <L Mississippi County's first Selective Service registrants to be inducted into the Armv ~l Blylheville this morning for Little Rock. this first* — - Twelve men were in contingent, including nine who left under the regular call and three delinquents who were ordered to report for immediate induction as a result of their failure to report for .pre-draft physical examinations. The county's original quota for actual induction was set at 10 men, Of th'is number, nine left here this morning and one was transferred to another draft board M.ss Rosa Saliba, clerk of the Mississinpi county Draft Board, also announced this morning that four men•• registered with 'this board failed to report for examination and induction. These 'cases, she said, will be turned over to the Federal. Bureau of Investigation. .The county draft board still Is trying to" local* 12 men who failed to report for pre-Induclion examinations. This is the last effort being made to locate these men before tiirnui| their names over to the . FBI^Miss Salibi said. -- : Nine of Quota I,eave The nine men' in -the original In- ^duction quota of 10 who left today Jior l'i^ Armj, Infiuctio-t Oente.rjin -Little i^ick included the follo>vi"taf WiluanVH Waljers Jack SkeRoii, fjohu T Sanders Edward J ^pam Harold M Hodge and James v W Strickland all of Blylheville Jamc, B. Bailey of Wilson, Priillt E. Fowler of Manila and Charles H George of Keiser. The only Negro In the gioip was the iransferee La»iem.e A Can- He, was transferred r to the Cleveland! o., draft board. The three delinquents who were ordered to report for immediate in duction and who also left todij were Nelse .Junior McVay of Eto- w«h, -Malhew Mullen, Blythevllle Negro, and George Burnett. Negro of Hughes, Ark. McVay was trans ferred to the Mississippi County board from Kennett, Mo. Men who fail to report whei called for pre-induction physical; are ordered to report for Immediat Induction and are not given exam inations. The four delinquent cases to b< turned over to the FBI Involve i ^ihile man, Clifford H. Lav-son o ^.fner, and three Negroes. The Ne xroes are Fred Hughes of Joinei .Johnny H. K-irby of Catron. Mo. and George Jones of" Batcsville Miss. f Other Delinquents Sought Miss Saliba said the board I making a final attempt' to local the following men before report in them to the FBI as delinquents- While — Wesley E. Edwards livi/fons Told to Fac* War Fact* — Knuckle Down, Brother/ Living Will Get Tougher (EDITOR'S NOTE\ Despite all it has been told, the general public shows evidence of having failed to grasp the full meaning of what the nation's rearmament program will bring to domestic lite. Miti- tary successes in Korea will not ease the curbs which lie ahead for our civilian economy, Sam Dawson, Associated Press business news columnist, points out in the following article. U is the ftrst if two analyzing the outlook. The second will appear' tomorrow.) Bjr SAM DAWSON NEW YORK, Sept. n. r>j_Aft<!r final viclory in Korea''It's goin to be tougher than-it Is now— tougher for you as consumer and tax payer, tougher for you to do business if you're a businessman. Maybe you think you're going lo .relax when trie shooting ends You're on notice today that you aren't lop officials tell you todayylhe cos of 111 ing Is going up, taxes are going to be higher Controls are'aroun the corner theiell be, fewer, gadgets in the sWe so that more 8 uri "This won/ sfjjp with the fighting*- lips and James C. Flowers. Mexican—Hilberto R. Gomez and See INDUCTEE nn P.ij;e n in Korei .Washington re-affirms Korea waiS the^ straw that broke the back of the democracies patience From now on they are re arming. lor the TJmUd States this means that the pieseilt fit-billion a year defense bill will be hiked to »30 billion by next summer Some think rt will go to »« billion ihe following year, perhaps to *50 billion. , Program Hasn't Begun The important thing to remember is tiiat the program hasn't started yet. You've scarcely !eit it. yet. either as a comumer or as a merchant or manufacturer. Let's- leave the special problems of the businessman till tomorrow, and look at what economists, RS well as Washington officials, say is In'store for everyone, if Ihe end of the Korean' war doesn't reverse public support for the re-armament program to which we are committed: 1. Taxes. Less tatce-homc-pay. starting next week. Even les next year. The drive to "pay as we go" is going to be tougher on your pocketbook than you now realise, says Treasury Secretary Snyder. 2. Prices. Living costs .are going up, the Commerce Department predicts today. Already near the 19tS i peak, prices tn general will go still Oorge W Dlxon, Samuel P. ph i-'l ff , K * P™" in , «« neral *»» «° sliu lips and James C. Flowers. higher-bol.li [or food and mami- goods, the department Weather Arkansas forecast: Cloudy with occasional rain this afternoon and tonight and In cast aiul south portions Thursday. Cooler in northwest RA'N AND COOI." .^'portion Thursday aftcrncon. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy west and north, mostly cloudy southeast this afternoon, lonlght and Thursday with few scattered showers tonight In southeast Thursday; cooler Thursday and In northwest and extreme north tonight; low tonight near 55 north border lo 65 southeast; high Thursday 70-75. Minimum this morning—60 Maximum yesterday—72. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. Sunset today—5:50. Sunrise lomorrow-^:50. Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 a.m. today—.34. Tolal since Jan. 1—53:20. Mean tempcralure (midway be- twen high and low—66. Normal mean temperature forj September—13.2. This Dale I,as! Year Minimum this morning—55. Maximum yesterday—85. PrecipiUllon Jan. 1 to this date -40.W. [ac lured say.s. Controls Art Near 3. Controls. Government control;, "are not tco long away," says Commerce Secretary Sawyer. Some think price controls are due early nrjxt year, unless commodity prices break sharply with the collapse of the Reds in Korea—and stay down, which many think unlikely. Wage controls may fellow, to halt the inflationary spiral. 4. Credit curbs. Present mild restrictions on installment buying are likely to be tightened furlher before the year is over to make it See CIVILIAN'S on Pate U Gilford Named Envoy to London President Chooses Former A. T. & T. Ma To Replace Douglas WASHINGTON, Sept. 51. f/T)— The White House announced tod; President Truman's selection Walter S. Gifford as ambassad to London.. Gifford, former chairman of th board of the American Telephor and Telegraph Company and Republican, will succeed Lewis V Douglas In Ihe post. The forma] announcement wa made Immediately after receipt British approval ol the appoln ment, a step required by dipt mutic custom. .-'- MNOLB COPIES JTHt CENTS ; • — — •»-**• \J-IS-M. i-csv r LI m V^lyfl 19 Old Glory Waves Over Seoul Capitol As Allies Tighten Noose in S. Korea Gl's May Not Aid 50,000 UN Men nvade N. Korea U.S. Tells Friendly Members They Must Carry Main Burden By KDWAKH E. BOMAR WASHINGTON, Sept. 27. </I>j-H he United Nations undertakes to estore peace and order in North Korea, American officials figure hat oiher member countries have 0.000 troops available for the job K'ithout U. S. help. The united States In telling rieiidly u. N. members in Informal negotiations ihat they will have to carry the main burden if the current military drive In South Korea crosses the 38th Parallel or If the J. N. decides to place an army of occupation In North Korea after he fighting stops. This attitude Is grounded In an American disavowal of any terrl- .orial or permanent military interest In Korea. It also is aimed at quieting any possible Russian fears that this nation Is edging in for a position from which a. blow might be aimed at the Soviet. Any such plans are based on an assumption that Russian or Chinese Communist troops will not move into North Korea. American Being; Reinforced American forces in South Korea are in process of being reinforced by some 30.000 ground troops from nine .other U. N. nations. Virtually all the 53 countries which pledged support in the fight against North Korean aggression have given' aid of some kind or have made offers. Also officials are hopeful' that India and Pakistan which have kept out of the actual fighting, may contribute substantial military forces to join other U.N. troops already available'!or-such 'duties/as.occupa- Ubh administration ; and .supervision, of elecllons. ' " Moscow has Iried to conviriwi Asia that the Korean fighting is a war between Astatic peoples and the traditional colonial powers. To 'counter this, U.S. officials would like to see India and Pakistan play a more active role. Authorized, officials gave' this summary of the, aid from other countries lo date: '",_. Ground .troops already In Korea — Britain; approximately 5,000; Philippines, vanguard of a regimental combat team of about the same size. Troop. Due to Sail Troops due to sail shortly—Turkey. Greece and Thailand, one regimental combat team each; Australia and New Zealand. 2.000 each; Belgium and Netherlands, one or two companies/' Three other definile offers are under consideration and severs, others are believed to be forthcoming Naval—Australia, Canada, Prance Netherlands. New Zealand and Britain hye units operating with .the American sea forces. The British contingent Includes an aircraft carrier. Blytheyille, Bassett Soldiers Killed in Action in Korean War A Blythevillc resident and a South Mississippi Countian have been killed in action in Korea/according to reports released this morn- Ing. . -,_ : Sgt. Louis Allen Webb of Blythevllle, who fras first reported missing in action in the Korean theater of operations .July 12, was killed Sept. 8, his wife and parents were advised yesterday/ He was a member of Company C of the'aist. Infantry Division. ..;. Sgt. Webb's wife, Mrs. Doris Marie Webb'and three daughters, Dorothy Marie, I.lnda Lee and Julia Ann live at-2129 Marguerite. His youngest daughter, Julia Aim, is only ten months old. Sgl. Webb's parents arc Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Webb of Route 1. Cpl. Billy n. Avcn, son of Mrs. Jessie L Aven of Bassett, also has been killed In action in Korea, according to a casualty lisl released by Ihe Defense Department this morning. ."' ."' Students at BHS to Sell Magazines To Raise Funds for Use at School if you are approached In the near future by.a youngster who asks you to buy a magazine, don't be skeptical. It's all part of a drive by Blythevllle High School students to raise some money for school purposes. The drive Is being sponsored by the student council of the school in conjunction with the Curtis Publishing Company. Two representatives ot this company. Shirley O. Durham and Louis C. Huff, were guest sneakers at a high school assembly program yesterday, at which time they explained the drive to the students. be included in the sales c»mp»1?n In which all student* of the school will take part. Seventy different magailnes will be Included in th« sales campaign In which all rtudenU ol Ihe jchool New VorK Stocks .Invaders Stumbling To Final Defeat as G!'s Mop-Up Communists By DON HIITH TOKYO, Sept. 27. (AP)—American Marines raised the Stars and Strips over the national eapitol in Seoul today while other forces whipped out a 215-mile Allied noose around many thousands of Reds in the south. All indications, including a broad appraisal by General MacArthur, were that the North Korean invaders were staggering and slumrjlinjr to final defeat in South Korea Tliey still resisted m places with* ' Miss Jlmtnie Kranres demon* Jimmie demons to Reign As Cotton Contest Fashion Queen Miss Jimmie Fiances demons, who was named VMixs Blylheville of 1950" at the Jaycee Bcnuly Pageant In June, will reign a.s "Queen of Cotton Fashions" at the llth annual National Cotton Picking Contest here, it was announced today by Sanford Shelton, contest chairman. Miss demons, 20-year-old daugh- * — ter of Mrs. Audrcancl Freeman. fatalistic fury, however. The master strategic stroke ails- ng from the 12-day-old Inchon beachhead operation and the of- faiulve from the south was the nerdtng of the two Allied fronts by force* meeting from north and south. The allied lifeline for victor/ now runs unbroken for the 315 miles diagonally acroM the peninsula— from Pusan on the extreme southeast coast! through the mop-up batlle« In Seoul, to the Inchon second front beachhead on the Yellow Sea, The Red.i once were within 30-odd 'mlle« of Piuan port. Red Korean rule over the ancient cnpttal city and most of South Korea seemed all but crushed- three months and two day* after the Radian armed Reds Invaded the United Nations-sponsored public. A U8, First Cavalry armored task force forged a link of steel between U.K. forces in the south and north. It raced 105 miles In lightning »weep to splice the - last gap. The link-up with Seven Division patrnU from Inchon-Seoul made late Tuesday night In the walled town of Changjt a6 mile* «outh of Seoul. Near Itealh Spot '• Tt came within a mile or two o 1 the spot where the first America! soldier of the Korean war wa» kill ed July i. United Nations force/faniied ou oh both sides of the long ' Plisah^ Inchon Hue, liberating big area from Red bondage, / "While mypplng-up .fighting I, itlll In progress", Gejieral Mac Arthur repoHiedi "all affective es cap* routes' are clo«d and .the fate of the North Korean force: caught In this pocket Is sealed. How many were trapped was i mystery. Two. weeks ago, Just before tin Inchon second front landings be gan. 110,000 Red Korean troop were massed against the Pusai beachhead, fighting to drive th< Allies Into the sea. Redx Evaporal* But AP Correspondent Do; Whilehead reported in a dlspatcl from Seoul that the Red Division In the souUi "seem to have cvapor atcd—dissolved Into thin air. " Whilehead said American plane had not spoiled any large north ward movemenl of troops. Many Reds have been reporte was naiyed "Queen of Cotton Fashions"!, by Ihn National Cotton Pickingi.jConlcst Committee of the Junior i'j.Chambcr of Commerce. sponsor 1 ^! the event. She will reign over the "Clothing from cotton Bags Contest" Oct. 13 and the Cotton Ball that nighl. During the cotton bag style show, she will model a complete cotton wardrobe, lo be made for her by [he Nallonal Cotton Council at Memphis. She will model a house drc.ss, street dress and evening dress. R. D. Hughes, Jr.. chairman of the cotton bag contest, said today that between 200 and IJOO entries are expected, and that Oct. 10 has been set as a deadline for garments A i & T :*.. Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel . Chrysler , Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester •J C Penney will take part. The throe students w'lo make Ihe most sales will receive a wrist UAtch, radio and bicycle. Other prizes also are being offered. The school will receive from 30 lo 50 per cent o( the sales money, depending on the kind of magazine sold. Each home room will receive 10 per cent of its sales. Besides raising money, the cam- " " '•«=""«;y palgn is designed to tialn s'.udenu! ™P™Hc Steel in salesmanship. The student council will dn;uie ------.. how the money will be used at the! su| debakcr conclusion ot the drive. Money from » similar campaign last year uas used to buy 106 lockers lor the school. Miss Prances Bowcn, malh teacher. Is aflult sponsor of the drivo and Albert Falrfleld. vice-president of the student council, Is genefil chair- min. 149 3-4 66 3-8 34 1-2 41 1-4 10 3-4 4B 5-8 94 1-2 IS 5-8 30 be entered in the compctilton. °rize.s amounting lo $2;50 will be iwardcd. This contest will have four divisions—house dress, street tlrcss, ev- inlng dress, uad a mother-daughter combination. Prizes ranging from $15 to S2.50 will be given In each division. The first five winners In each group will receive cash prizes. This phase of the cotton picking contest is scheduled lo be conducted by Miss Sue Reid of the National cotton council In Memphis, who was in BVythevtllc last year for the contest. -.The winning entries In this contest will be modeled In Ihe alter- noon by Blythevllle girls, but winning garments will not be annouuc- ... Mf bo- 31 3-« 23 1-g 32 3-8 Soybeans High Low 1:25 p.m Cooler Schools To Close Today Schools in the Cooter, Mo., schoo system will close after today's classes for the cotton picking season P. B. codwin, superintendent of schools announced this morning. Present plans call for them to re-open Nov. 13. Mr. Godwin also announced that the junior class of the high school will sponsor a cotton picking contest Oct. M. A rjucc-ii will he elected Jrom a group of eight candidates whose lames will be announced later. >mcr/es to Don Sheer .ace Swim Suits in 'SI; W You o* Beach, Mac? I.OS ANGKr.KS, Sept. 27. (/Pj— Get thli men: Beach styles for ne*l mummer will Include sheer lau-r nylon swim suits for (he gal*. Officials nf California apparel creators hastened lo arid, at a pretm conference )e»trrria.v, lhat such suila will have "atrafeglo panels." There'll be other lolls without panels — laec over fkiih-colored fabric. S* you on the beach, he*, Ma«» ed before the conle.st date. Hughes said. Entries are still ing accepted and entry blanks be obtained through Mr. Hughes the National Cotton picking Con-! test, or home demonstration agents, he said. New York Cotton Oct. Dec. Mar. May July . 4000 4015 4058 . 4031 . 3960 changing Into white civilian cloth ing and scrambling cross-count: toward their northern homes. Rear guard units still fought rt< laying actions against the ou-rush Ing Allied troops. The battle for Seoul, where th Reds made a deliberate death stand lhat cause terrible destruction, was nearly over. The Marines captured the cap- llol and the nearby Soviet and French consulate building* and the U. S. Embassy residence in strcct- by-slrcci flghllng that left thousands of shattered structures In the wake of battle. Flag: Raised at 3 p.m. The U. S. flag was raised nvr-r the capital at about 3 p.m. Wednesday (midnight Tuesday GSTi Communists still waged die-hard battles from scattered pockets In Seoul. One was In the granUc- wallcd nuk Soo Palace. i.cathfrnecks and Allied Infantrymen had to blast them out of foxholes, street barricades, dark alleys, mud huts and modern steel and stone buildings. It was a costly defense for the 3 Rcd '- One Seventh Division unit ° ™*"'"! wounded or captured 1.128 Results of School Vote Incomplete Returns Coming'In Slowly; 10 of 28 Boxes Arc Reported Results of yesterday's school elections In the;is districts that make- tip Mississippi County were Incomplete at nooiijtoday. , (•-'Biilpf 5 boxes v ftre"iBeli ) 'g«bi'6ugh't:, to-the Blythevllle 'office 1 , ol Joh'ri Mayes, county supervisor of'schools, where results are to be tabulated- as soon as''all boxes are; In. ' Only ten 'polling places of th« 28 in the county had brought ballot boxes to Mr.: Mnycs by noon today, but the other were expected thi» afternoon, f Result* of voting at two Osceola polling : places were announced by Osceola officials thus morning and Indicated that a. 30-mill school tax proposal would pass by an overwhelming majority. Of the 52 ballots cast at the 6s- ccola Court House yesterday, 51 backed the proposal and of 18 cast at the cromcr Brothers box In the Carson Lake community, 16 were for It. Mnsl Candidates Unopposed' Two candidates for two-year terms on the Osceola School Board, Steve Ralph and Faber white, were unopposed. Each of the districts was to elect at least one school board member with the Osceola district lo elect two and Blythevllle four. Most candidates were unopposed. Ench district was also to vote on a tax rate proposal ranging from 20 to 30 mills and a few were attempted to pass a bond issue. Boxes that had been turned over lo Mr. Mayes this morning included Illylheville proper, three; Promis- 4079 4075 4042 3974 4030 1022 3915 3945 (0-i2 403 TI 4001 3915 Reds In the 24-hour period ended nt 4 p.m. Wenesday. During that time the Allied unit suffered 111 Sen WAR on rage U 'Phantom Whistler' Case Ends As Sheriff Blames Pranksters C. of C. Board to Meet A Chamber of Commerce Board Nov Jan Mar May 235 ' 23? 243',) 23 2»J 23571 2H8H 24 l\i quotations meeting will be held tomorrow af- 233 lernoon at 2:30 o'clock at City 2 35',4 338^ 241X Hal), Worth Holder, manager of the Blythevllle Chamber of Commerce, announced this morning. HAHNVILLE, La,, Sept. 37. 'AP)—The ea;,c of the phantom whistler Is closed so far o.s St. Charles Parish cCounty) Shcrilf I.con C. Via! Jr., U concerned. The shcrUf said In n prepared statement last night that there Is no whistler who Is R menace to anyone among the 200 resident* of Paradls. La. The community got excited utter Mrs. Clifford Cadow reported that a mysterious whlitler frequently whktlcd a, funeral dirge under her daughter's bedroom window. Mrs. Cnrlo»; said that relatives In New Orleans received telephone calls threatening death of 18-year-old Jacqueline Cadow if she persisted In going through with her marriage to 26-year-old State Trooper Herbert Belsom. The Cadows live In ParadiJ. 2S milM west of New Orleaas. Vial said some of the threatening lelephone calls had turned out to be the work of pranksters. Jacqueline and B«lsom got t marriage license yesterday to wed Sunday. Mrs. Cadow said It would be "a big church wedding," at Holy CroM Catholic Church M, Tdtt, La., near Paradi*. d Land, one; Yarbro. one: Oscola, two; Gosncll. one; anil Manila, one, and Shawnee, one. An Associated press roundup of osulta showed that proposed bond ssue.s and, in some Instances, hlgh- '•r tax rates apparently have the .nprovnl of most Arkansas voters who cast ballots In yesterday's chool elections. Tax Hikes Favored Unofficial returns from .several of the districts indicate an increase n taxes were favored for operators of schools. ,\ steady nviu that fell over most of the slate Tuesday apparently kept many voters away from the polls. Early returns Indicated Ihs voting was light, The Hulbert-West Memphis District voted 466 to 53 in favor ot 3250.000 bond Issue and an addition rive mill tax to build a new negro school, estimated to cost $100,000. At least one district voted against a proposal to raise school taxes. The LaFayctte County District proposal to raise mlllage from 21 to 25 did not pass. Early and incomplete results from the Oak Grove District (Greene County) showed that voters turned doftn a proposed new rale of 30 mills. However, a count of absentee ballots changed outcome of the voting. The final vote was 45 (or See SCHOOL on I'ajte 11 N. O. Cotton Open High Low 1:M Ocl 4085 4003 4068 4068 Dec 4053 4061 4005 4024 MSr 4042 4043 400! 401» May 4010 4014 3965 M«7 July 3540 3951 3900 3»1*

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