The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 29, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKK DOMINANT MEWSTAm Of NOKTHKAar AMCAtWA* AHt> KXmfEAVT MI86OOTU , • Blythevill* Dal'.r Mrvt lltaisiippl Valley Leader ~ ~ VOL. XLVI—NO. 164 , Blythavlll* Court** WytheviU* H«*14 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTKMBRR 29, 1950 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE OOPIU riYB CENT* ALLIED TROOPS HALTED AT 38TH PARALLEL Hershey Asks 30-Months Draft Term Veterans Under 26 May Be Taken In New Proposal WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. (AP)—Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, selective service director, recommended today that the draft should be extended from 21'.months to 30 months. He advanced the proposal as a means of maintaining an Army of 1,500,000. Hershey made this and three other major recommendations to the House Armed Service Committee which Is studying possible revision In the draft. The other suggested changes To modify deferment for dependency. He would have deferment for collateral dependents wiped out. To remove restrictions on induc- tton of veterans under 26 years of .T ^To watch carefully that the "ac. eeptability" standard does not get out of hand. "New Approval Needed" In explanation o! the third suggestion Hershey said he believed "we are going to have to get a new upproach to capacity to serve." Although he did not specify, this apparently would mean less strict qualifications. Hershey made no recommendations for changing the present draft »ge of 19 through 25. In fact, he said he believed that the Army could be raised and maintained by depending on this nge group if the other suggestions are adopted.' ' ' Chairman Vinson (D-Ga) is directing' 'the work of the House committee to find what is needed, •I h« said, to "attain the size ol tn« . Army contemplated." Vinson himself did not give'any exact flg- HJf'31-thi': »lze. ; f ;fc;Y'£fmy Cillinr Boctorj '..In Addition the Army is calling 4,1)00' doctors «nd dentists, Vinson •aid. the!; large .majority^ of them * ;*4nder' tSST spec 1*1 hYe'd Its I' 'dra 'i& b'i i •, •.'•Vcently' enicted.- : :' . -: ..-,•• '\ ** In advance of the session it appeared likely, that one early step • may be wiping-out deferment for married men In the 19-26 age group If they have no children. , Army Favors 19-2S Group . The Army favors men In this age f'roup In comparison to ..'older men. At present men 19 through 26 who have dependents of who are veterans with more than M days' military service are exempt.' Of the additional 300,000 men needed in the draft. Pentagon official! said this Includes 50.000 men to b« Inducted during October and 10.000 in November. This would leave 180.000 to be inducted in December. January, February and March. The Pentagon said no quotas have been fixed for those months. ^^& ^m UN Attempting To Keep Abreast Of Korean War Officials Tak« On Glow of Optimism With Victories TO BE DEDICATED—This li the new Jim Hill Power Plant that will be dedicated and formally opened by Arkansas-Missouri Power Company Oct. 21 at Campbell, Mo. It is located between Campbell and St. Francis, U.S. Jobless Drop In Number at Students Return to School WASHINGTON. Sept. 29. W>Both employment and unemploy- nviit irD! ped in-' ,\ €•• Ahjiift at'd feeptember as large numbers of students left the labor force to return to classrooms. .. .' The Census Bureau, reporting this today, said: • ! 1. The number with jobs'declin- ed to 61,226.000 in September. This was 1.141,000 below August's record high, but still the greatest number e\er record*^ for September 2. Unemployment f«ll 159,000 to a September total, of 2.341,000, lowest since December. 1948, when there were 1,941.000 Jobless. There was nothing in the data to diminish fears of "* growing manpower, shortage as the nation approaches expansion of .the defense effort. Germans Ready For Red Rioting ^_ BONN, Germany, Sept. 29. f/p/ •rest German police rushed preparations today to meet an expected onslaught, by thousands of rioting Communists In at least nine cities of the Industrial Ruhr this week end. From Hamburg In the norlh corner of the Allied Mines lo Cologne on the Rhine, cities were gripped by tension as police summoned reserves and warned Ihe populace to stay off the streels nnd avoid public • gatherings. British authorities said Intelligence reports indicate that Communist demonstrations will erupt In nine or ten cities despite Allied and German bans. Arkansas forccasl: Partly cloudy this afUrncon, tonight and Satur- Ark-Mo to Ded icate Jim Hill Plant Oct. 21 Formal dedication and opening of Arkansas-Missouri Power Company's Jim Hill Plant has'been scheduled for Oct. 21, officials ot the company announced today. Dedication ceremonies are to take place at 2 p.m. at the plant, which | is located two miles southwest of! Campbell, Mo, Speakers, which will include several e\ec»ti\cs of the electric industry, will be announce*! Inter. Following dedication, visitors will be conducted on specially arranged tours of the plant: and .souvenir booklets have been prepared for the several .thousand persons of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri who ar«" expected to attend. City olttcla.s, newspaper editors <md other citizens throughout the area served by Ark-Mo, as well HS employes of the company, will be honored at an informal barbecue uncheou preceding public ceremonies. - . The new plsnt ; WES named after New Five and Ten Cent Store Will Open Here Blytheville is to have a new T five and ten cent store. The store is being opened by R. L. Wade, who is connected with the Wade Furniture Company, in the building formerly occupied by the Kroger Company on the corner of First and Main. Workmen have been busy for* ^— sometime remodeling the entire building both inside and out and the store Is almost ready to open for business. No definite opening date has been set, but the owner hopes to be ready by early October. The Interior has been equipped xvith blond wood fixtures all made locally by the Gish Cabinet Company. Floors are of brown and green asphalt tile, and walls and ceilings are painted white. Light is provided by three rows of [louresccnt lights which extend the length of the store, and heating is supplied by means of ceiling outlets of a gas heating system. The exterior of the building has been painted red and has a double doov entrance with 18 foot display windows on each side. The window display are areas equipped'with hardwood floors. T. A. B^ell has been named manager of the new 'tore. He is a former Blytheville man who was affiliated with the Sterling Store Company for several years. He returned here from Helena a short lime ago. The store will employ about six women for counter work. CLOUDV | day. No important temperature changes. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy warm, windy and humid tonight slightly warmer southeast; Saturday parlly cloudy, continued warm, windy and humid; except a few showers and turning cooler extreme northwest lato Saturday afternoon; low tonight mid Ws; high Saturday near 80; southerly winds 20-23 miles per hour. Minimum this morning—59. Maximum yeslerd"y—70. Sunset today—5:47 SuVirlse tomorrow-^5:54. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. Total since Jan. 1—5322. today—.02. < Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—64.5. Normal mean temperature for September—73.2. • Thh Date Last Year Minimum this morntnR-45. Maximum yesterday—«2, ,• Pr:-tpilatioii Jan. l lo this date —tOJJ, . , New York Stocks 1:55 p.m. Quotations: AT&T ISO 1-4 Amer Tobacco 67 l-< Anaconda Copper 343-4 Beth Steel 41 1-8 Chrysler 73 3-8 Coca Cola 126 1-2 Gen Eleclric ....; 41 1-4 Gen Molors 91 3-4 Montgomery Ward 62 3-4 N Y Central 16 Int Harvester 301-2 J C Prnncy 65 Republic Slocl 38,1-4 Radio 18 7-8 Socony Vacuum 23 3-R Studcbaker . .. 32 Ir2 Standard of N J 84 Texas Corp . 745-8 Soybeans ''High Nnv Jan Mar May S3T1 239'4 242'i MS Low 1:25 p.m. Quotations J34 236' 2.1!) 234 23« 239 company president .lames Hill, jr., who has headed Ihe organization for the past 18 years. Site of the plant was chosen because of its proximity to the company's "load" center. Power at the plant Is generated at 13.800 volts. Tins voltage Is r.tcj)- up to 110.000 volts for long distance transmission over a network t>f high vollnge lilies. NEW YORK, Sept. 29. W)—Tile United Nations shifted into high gear today, racing to keep up with Allied troops who are pushing the Communists back Into North Korea. High officials feel U. N. political action must stay abreast of events brought about by (he victories of Us forces In Ihe field. The triumph of the U. N.'s first venture In crushing armed aggression has caused a tremendous upsurge of optimism here. It makes most non-communist delegations feel that u. N. decisions concerning the political and economic future of war-torn Korea will make that Asian country a show-piece of what the U. N. can accomplish. These decisions will be embodied in « British resolution which is the subject today of last-minute consultations among many delegations. The united Stales already has given Us approval to' the British propositions. Resolution Cotnplrlion Seen High officials believe the resolution will be completed in the morn- Ing and will be pul before the 60- nation political committee when it meets for the first time this year at Lake Success 13 p.m.) today. On the other hand, the Indian delegation said It must await instructions from New Delhi and was pressing for a delay until Monda) or Tuesday. This conflicts with the sense of urgency that has scize< U. N. delegations as a result o the^'Korean victories and probabl} will be over-ridden. Key u. N. officials, meanwhile pressed a move to keep the pol Ideal committee in session — al night if necessary—tt) vote anothe resolution giving express authorlt. for General MacAlthur's forces Ir cross the 38l,h -Parallel into North Korea. .' . Psychological Kffccl • They feel the psychological cffet of such a resolution would be grat S. Koreans Stop to Regroup; War Over' Gen. Walker Says As Rhee Takes Over Seoul By DON HUTU TOKYO, Sept. 29. (A!')—South Korean forces chased broken-down Communist invader units to the Parallel 38 borcUr of Keel North Korea tonight and then wer. called o a hall by the Allied command. ' The Allied vnnguard was pouring artillery fire on Red position* astride the line etwcen the lied North and Democratic South. A U. S. 8th Army hc«cknmrlcr.s spokesman said the South Koreans were ordered to Hornersville Airport Work To Begin Soon Construction and repair work on the Hornersville, Mo., airport is expected to get under way within the next 10 days. Charles C. Redimn Jr., Kennett Mo. engineer who is in charge ot the project, announced Five companies had posted bids [or th; job by the (leadline Tuesday but the successful bidder was not announced. No announcement can be made until this comniiny has hern approved by the Civil Aeronautics Administration. Mr. Redman snid this morning. The approval is expected by next week. Mr. Redman staled that all bids received were within the funds available for the project. Companies submitting bids were Clinton Construction Company, Sikeston. Mo,; Porler-DeWitt, Poplar Bh.ff, Mo.; H. W. Kirk. KcnncU; E. B. Bowie, Gobbler. Mo., and J. W. Gitchcns, Poplar Bluff. The project will include construction of a new surfaced runway, erection and repair of fencing, construction of an accessible road, new drainage facilities and seeding of It Is cxpecled to lake about 60 days to complete the job. • ,, , . • -.-,,.- - ( - t ...... t i mi... %,,t\f h-iwu t,i> i-vui c<int) wete i lop uicir adviince and wait for what he called regrouping. He declined to say ate on what would Imppou RUer regrouping took place. or specu- 1TS FI.VINf; DAYS ARE OVEK—Cheering, smiling U. S. Marines New York Cotton 0;t. Dec. Mar. May July Open Hl?h Low 4065 4Cfi6 4W50 4030 4044 4014 4005 4022 3993 3915 39M 3B65 3918 3932 3901 1:25 4060 4016 3033 3355 3901 Richard Akle r Sr. Dies in Joiner Heart Attack Fatal To Merchant; Ritei To Be Held Tomorrow Funeral services for Richard Akle, Sr., 65, Joiner merchant and alderman and a brother of Dr. J. A. S.iliba of Blytheville. will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Joiner Methodist Church by the Rev. L. E. McLcster, pastor. Burial will be in Bassett Cemetery. Mr. Aklc died suddenly at hi.<T home In Joiner last night following a heart attack. Born in Betegren. Lebanon. Mr. Akle came to the United Slates in 1003 at the nge of 18. He lived In Tennessee for several years and In Osccola for a year hefore moving o .Joiner. Ife had been a Joiner merchant for the past 32 years. Was City Official Mr. Akle was- a member of the Joiner Methodist Church, the Join- fr Rotary Club and the Joiner city council. Tn addition to Dr. Saliba. lie Is survived by his wife and one son, Richard. Jr.. of Joiner; one daughter, MUs Gladys Akle of Memphis; another brother. Carl Saliha ot Beirut. Lebanon; at:d two sisters, Mrs. Nahoun Samaha of El Jouar, Lebanon, and Jvfrs. Salim Harlck of Tylia, Lebanon. Active pallbearers will be Eddie •Sriliba. Fred S. Saliba, Rene George and Mike Simon, all of Blytheville. Louis George of. Oeccola and Fred George Jr., of l,uxora. Honorary pallbearers will be Jot Saliba, Mose Simon, Andy Moses. G. G. Saliba and Stevens Johns, all of Blytheviile, G. A. George, Jr., of Luxora, Phillip Koury of steele, Nto., Fred Saliba of Memphis. William F,lias of Osccola and F. A. Howcrton, Jim Ralph. Bill Ralph and S. N. Brist, all of Joiner. ifyhiR at the' present lime. British Commonwealth couhtrle —Britain, Canada, Australia. Ne Zealand. South Africa, India an.. Pakistan—conferred yesterday on £he (orm the British proposals should take and sent R proposed draft to their governments for approval. A source close to the Indian delegation said this draft was subject to revision and publication of it Se« UN on Pa)tr 12 haul down a North Korean flag found Dying in fr^int of former ohang- dok palace, now the'government general buliVilng'in Seoul, The Imaging North Koreans held. Ihe south Koreanicapitol lor three monthi The allied high command In Korea said the.'Red invader army no» Is n smashed remnant nncl finished as an organized fighting force. .(U. S. Army photo via radio and A!' Wlrcpliolo). ! There was still no announced decision on whether the victorious Allied armies In the south would strike Into Red Korea to police It against any future invasion or Soviet-inspired uprisings. Nor was there any Indication that border-crossing might be left alone to the TJ.N.-armed South Koreans or other non-American Alllei RS had been suggested in diplomatic circles elsewhere. Among the suggestions waji that Americans might be kept out of any police force going north of 3B In order not to provoke bordering Red China and nearby Soviet Siberia. The advancing south Korean* In twin armored prongs stabbed up lo the Red border In the east coast. Rhet Takes Over Seoul Other south Koreans were reported nearing 38 due north of Seoul, the liberated Korean capital 30 miles south of the border. General MacArthur solemnly turned Seoul over to President Syngman Rhee Friday. Then the 8th Army Commander. Lt. Ocn Walton H., 1 Walker, told correspondent.* at an Interview in the capital; "As far as we are concerned, cha war Is over. The enemy's army haJ disintegrated into ineffective podt- els which have no real offensive power." He didn't elaborate on ; ''wc.'! But the lighting northward sweep of Red China Is Admitted To UN Formosa Debate NKW YORK, Sept. 29. w—The U. N. Security council voted 7 to 4 todny to permit Communist China's participation In the council's Formosa debate after Nov. 15. 1387 Ballots Cast in School Election; Two Boxes Still Out Voting was light In Tuesday's an- ry p. Mills, 1.16 lo 100. nual school election to totals re-1 Leroy Carter won over N. O. Cotton Oct. Dec. Mar. May July Open High Low 1:25 ..4070 ..... 4€ll ..... 3930 ..... ?964 ..... 3X3 4036 4028 4004 M7 " 3S15 4053 4060 4000 4000 3912 3DW leased this morning by John Mayes of Blytheville county supervisor of schools. Figures from two polling places were not included as the Whltton box in Hie Wilson District had not yet reported and an error had been discovered In Leachvillc's rcporl. Enough votes were in lo determine the outcome of the election in bolh districls, however. Only 1.3B7 votes were cast In the enlire election, with almost half of this total—546—In the Manila District. All 16 Districts overwhelmingly passed millage proposals ranging from 20 In the Stiliman District lo 30 In the Brlnkiey, Manila, Shawnee, Keiser, Gosnell and Blytheville districts. Millage rates approved were—Oseola District, 28; Luxora. 26; Armorel, 25; Dell. 28; Wilson. Burdetle, 27; Etowah, 28; Lcach- ille, 26 and Dycss, 26. Candidates for positions on all b u I three district school boards were unopposed. In the Manila District. C. B. Childress defeated B. C. Wright, 313 lo 255, and in the Reiser Dist-- rlct Lewis Wllbanks won over Hen- V. S. Johnson In the Lcachvillc District, but the total number of votes were not ready for release. Elected without opposition were Steve Ralph and Fabor A. White, Automobile Stolen Her* Found in Rives, Mo. A 1949 Plymouth sedan, stolen I'tim Mrs. A. N. Williams ot 814 Holly, Wednesday night, was found abandoned In Rives. Mo., late yesterday, Desk Sergeant C. E. Montgomery of the City Police said to dav. The car was stolen Irom Us park ta( plant aetr Mrs. Oscooln; Charles B. RoMcll, Luxora; Langston, Clarence Moore. R. A. Nelson mid Mrs. II. w. Wright. Blytheville; R. L. Maxwell. Gosnell; W. E. H.igcn. Armorel; Calvin wllllnms. Shawncc; C. W. Garrigan. Dell; F. M. McClendon. Wilson; Uollts Jumper, Biirclctte; Moyd Shcllon, Etowah; T. A. Bourland and Mannerlng Towlcs, Brinkley; C. R. Lester. Stiliman and James C. Langston, serve five year terms Dycss. AH will except those in Osceola and Bly- Ihcville. where they were elected lor three-year Icrms. C. F. Tompkins was rc-elcctcd to Council President Sir Gladwyn Jebb of Great Brilnin ruled that Inn proposal was adopted. Nationalist China immediately challenged the ruling on the ground she had vetoed the resolution. Tlie resolution on which Ihe council voted was Introduced by Ecuador. Yugoslavia withdrew a similar resolution of her own when the council convened. Council rules rccuiire seven affirmative votes, including those of Ihe five permanent members, for approval of micstlons of substance. On procedural questions, the permanent members do not have lo concur If a measure receives a total ol seven votes. In other words, the veto docs not apply. The permanent members are the United States, Britain, Russia, France and China. Two of them— the United States nnd China—voted against the Ecuadorcan proposal. Manila Soldier Killed in Korea A former Manila resident has • »' " t «....*.• Olllllllrt I (.'.-> IUCIIU IIHS the county Board O f Directors from been killed In action on the Korean Zone Two. He was unopposed. DLsl- ilcls in this zone Include Armorcl, Blytheville, Burdcttc mid Gosnell. Nine of the districts approved bond Issues for building and repair purposes. The included Dell, S68.COO; Osccoln, »15.000; shiiwncc. $40,000; Burdelte. $20,000- Dycss, See KI.I-CTION on l'ag« u front a department of Defense announcement staled this morning. He Is pfc. Hilly W. Cralnc. son of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Cratne. formerly of Manila but now of Mammoth Springs. I'fc. Craine was killed in South Korea Sept. 12. his parents were notified yesterday. /* Cost Him a Soaked Coat, But Marine Band Leader Didn't Mind Because of His Audience Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt got wringing wet and Marine Band leader Major W. F. Santclmann ruined n. full dress coat, but no one regretted the occasion. That's the story told of the Marine Band, which will appear In Blytheville for two concerts Oct. IV. when It played' before the two statesmen In 1943. It was a warm May day, pleasant but rather cloudy, as the musicians of the band took their scats on the bandstand at the White House. Major Santclmann, wearing a new full-dress coat for (he occasion, cast apprehensive glances upward at the cloudy skies, not rp|lshln< the Idea ot getting on unscheduled washing for the new coat. "Attention!" Major Santelmann called BS the two famous figures ilowlj' cam* down lh« whlt« House lawn to the bandstand. The President waved his hand. \fajor Santclmann waved his baton and the Marine Band swung Into the stirring measures of the "Marines' Hymn." a favorite of both trie two heads of state. As the concert progressed, Major Sanlclmannn became aware of two large wet spots on his another. He stole and another then a glance at the President and Prime Minister, but they were so absorbed tn Ihe music that it evidently would have made no difference to them If It had lx-*n snowing. Three numbers later, Winston Churchill remarked "l s»y, Mr. President. I believe Major Santel- mann and his men are getting •n MAKI.NES «• r>f U the .SoijUv Koreans to. theVR*!*,: «rj<t 'pos'eU'- a pressing • lion Would heavily'armed Korean ' Republican forces go across unaccompanied by other Allied troops and wind up the war? Non-Communist diplomatic capitals agreed generally that MacArthur had broad authority from th# United Nations to smash across the boundary .with whatever forces at hand that he wants to 'use. Thera was a move'In the U.N. to make th» authority specific. No Herts Spotted The South Koreans' advance urt the east coast had carried nearly 146 miles Irom their Jumping oft place near f'ohang seaport that for two months was the eastern anchor of the old Allied southeast beachhead. AP Correspondent Lelf Erlckson, flying over the boundary on an observation mission, reported the Reds apparently were trying to make a stand on 38 some five mlle.i soulh of Pangyang and two miles Inland. He saw shells from South Korean artillery hammering a ridge on th« bonier. About 12 miles north of 38, a small village was In flames. But Erickson said he could spot no sign of the enemy either in vehicles or afoot from 12 to 15 miles north of the boundary. An automobile caravan along the battle-rubbled streels of Seoul preceded the brief noon ceremony In which the capital was restored as a scat of government for President Rhee. Tlie staff cars were flown to Seoul's Kimpo airfield from Tokyo and crossed the Han RSver over a pontoon bridge also flown to Ihe capital. Hundreds of civilians lined the streets. Few applauded— evidently not comprehending the significance of the caravan. Bomb Found In Capitol In the batUe-scnrrcd capltol building, shortly before MacArthnr appeared, security officers found and removed a bundle ol dynamite with a wire attached, it was enough to have blown out the front of the big building, they said. While shattered glass tinkled into the assembly chamber from a blasted (tome overhead. General MacArthur told the 75-year-old South Korean President: "f am happy to restore to you. Mr. President, the seat of your government — that from it you may better fulfill your constitutional responsibilities." Rhee thanked the U.N. commander and the Allied air. field and navy commanders. Then the Princeton-educated Korean chief executive sternly called on trapped Korean Reds to surrender or die. "Justice" It Promised Rhee said Justice would be meted out to Korean war criminals, but he assured the people there would be no Indiscriminate revenge. He. said the republic would "distinguish those who dared tyranny and robbery from those who were simply Impressed into aucli a group." Evidence of more wholesale Communist Atrocities was reported M he spoke. AP Correspondent Bern Price ssid the bodies of nearly 400 South Kov«an clvtltans and" police wert •n JiOMEA ••

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