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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 165 Blytheville D«ily .. Blytbcvlll* Courier Vine; Loder Slythevllle HtrtlA THE POMtNANT N«W8PM»« Of MOttTBKAST ARKANSAS UtO •CTTTHKA8T M7MOUR1 BLYTHBV1LLE, ARKANSAS/SATURDAY^ SEPTEMBER 1 30, 1950 BIGHT PAGES •INGLE COPIM rnr» MacArthur to Demand Surrender of Red Koreans 5 Million.-Man. Armed Force /s in Prospect By KUTH COWAN WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. (AP)—A broadened draft law to raise and maintain a 3,000,000-man armed force "for years to come—perhaps a generation" is in prospect before tbe end of the year. Chairman Vinson (D-Ga) of the House Armed Services Committee forecast this extended period of military need and said today he expects Congress to revise the present law when it returns in November. ^~ His committee already is holding County Draft Quota Increased by 200 Miss Rosa Sahba, clerk of the Mississippi County Draft ^oard, «aid this morning that her office has been asigned an additional quota of 200 men who will leave for pro-induction examinations during the . latter part of October and the lirst week in November. The new quota will include five calls, Miss Saliba said, with 40 n to be included In each call. The first group of 40 will be called Oct. 16 with additional calls on Oct. 19. Oct. 30, Nov. 2 and Nov. 4. This quota,. Miss Saliba said, is for November induction. The qucta of 200 received today brings to tile total 335 men that are scheduled to be called for induction examinations in October. Groups of 45 men each are scheduled to leave Oct. 2, Oct. 4 and Oct. : 11. _ , Mis.s Saliba slated that men in the 23 and 23-year age bracket are being called now and that a number of 21-year-old. probably will be included in the new quota. Taxes Go Up Tomorrow; Other Increases Nov. 1 WASHINGTON. Sept. 30. Iff] — Nov. 1 will be another red-letter dale for new tax increase? lo take .effect.' Revenue Commissioner Oeorge-J Schoeheman pointed out Ching May Help . Tomorrow. Oct.'-l, will'mean' more genera!!} slaee- in* ' 1) Quicfr freeze storage .. household \iBe and teleusion sets will become subject to a tax of 10 percent on'the "manufacturers' price. '(The ' manufacturer • will have ' to pay the tax, but Schoeneman ob served that -the' "mount ol the tax may: be passed on to the consumer ) Slot Machine Tax 21 "Slot machines and other "naming devices »ill be subjected to in annual occupational tax of $150 for each mac'Hne At present the lax Is JIM. 3V The taxes-on transportation of persons and property will apply lo payments "made in person outside the United States by individuals or concerns paying for such services.' Aimed at Canada I>odge (This is aimed chiefly at a practice of paying freight bills or buying passenger tickets free of tax by obtaining them In Canada. The 'ix,rates me 15. per cent for pas- •nger tickets and three per cent For freight.) 4) Th° 20 per cent excise (sales) tax on retail sale of jewelry anc furs will begin to apply to "retai. sale of such articles by auctioneers or agents selling these commodities on behalf of non-retailers nnd legs representatives of estates ot non retailers." Arkansan Liberated WITH THE U. S. 25TH IJIVI SION, Korea, Sept. 30. Ifi— A lis 1 of Denies of American prisoners of war liberated in Korea by HID U.S 25th Division included: Pfc. Samuel E. Hyde. Van Burcn Ark. Weather TV* _4i¥ .-'.i, V "ident Considers Labor Mediator for ERA Administrator WASHIAGTOJf Sept Tall, 11 sear old Cyrus 30 S. .'Chlng the governments top labor trouble shopler, is reported to be President Triimnns choice to administer mo blhzation ERA »ege controls Ching is understood to be con siuering a Truman offer to become chairman of a ^National Wage sta bilizatlon Board, it ts known that he d(s<;ussed • the matter with Mr. hearings on suggested changes. Vinson declined to say at the moment if he favors four major changes recommended yesterday by Maj. Gen. Lewis Hershey. Selective Service director. These were to: 1) Extend the term of service under the draft from 21 to 30 months, allowing for six months basic training and two years active duty. 2) Modify deferment for men with dependents—so that dependant relatives such as auuts, uncles and cousins wouldn't count for deferment. Hershey said there was a "possibility" that married men without children might be made eligible for the draft. Remove Veteran Kestricfions 3) Remove restrictions on Induction of veterans under 26 years of age. 4) Reduce present physical and mental draft standards. Hershey hinted broadly thai some potential draftees flunk (he Arms- mental tests on purpose. "Draftees don't exactly lie dowii— they Just don't get up," he said. But the Army methods brought a warm defense from Maj, Gen. Clovis Byers, deputy chief of slaff and another witness before Vln- son's committee. He contended the Army does not want "just soldiers." Rejections Disturb Nation Vinson, commenting that the na tion Is disturbed because so many men were being rejected by draft boards for physical and mental reasons, asked Gen. Byers: "What kind of a test do you sup pose the North Koreans had?" Hershey favored keeping the pre seat draft age limits of 19,through ^id the 3000000-nmirarme'd c^ruld ,be- raised and .maintained b> depending upon this age group, provided- present draft re strlctlons are lightened as'he sug gesled. Army spokesmen have spent Ihe last two days detailing to the Committee, partly in closed sessions, it. Triimsn earlier Congress has wage controls this week authorized price If the President this kansas forecast: partly cloudy afternoon, tonight and Sun- thinks they are needed lo curb the economy during the nation's big defense build-up, Mr. Truman is required under this law to impose wage controls at the same time he ctamps down price controls on any item or Industry. The prospect Is that such controls would be applied first only in certain few raw materials and key finished products. Controls Under Study So far the president has said only that the matter of wage-price controls Is under study. He has declined to give any hint on when such controls can be expected. Mr. Truman's talk with Ching about becoming wage stabilization board chairman could be an indication, however, that plans for wage- price controls are in the works. Ching, an industry member of the War Ijabor Board during World War II. was industrial relations director (or the u. S. Rubber Company when Mr. Truman, selected him In 1947 lo be director of the federal mediation and conciliation service. Meantime, Secretory of Labor Maurice Tobin established an Of fice of Defense Manpower to be ready for any emergency control; over Jobs which the mobilisation program may require. manpower needs. On Monday It I the "avs's'lurn followed by the Air Force and the Marines. 'Although president Truman ask ed Congress to postpone until January consideration of Universa Military Training, the House com- nlttee In November will keep in nind the possibility of such legis- ation In working on draft revisions "We are thinking In terms ol 'ears ahead," said Vinson. PARTLY ci-ouj>y day. Not much change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy, windy warm nnd humid tonight; Sunday mostly cloudy west, partly cloudy east with a few showers «nd turning cooler north and west portions; low tonight near 65 high Sunday 10s northwest to 85 southeast. Minimum this morning—59. Maximum yesterday—50. Sunset today—5:46. Sunrise tomorrow—5:54. Precipitation 2< hours (o 1 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—53.22. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—69.5. tVormal mean temperature for September—73.2. TMs D,ile f.ast »ar Minimum this morning—!0. ' Maximum yesterday—72. i Pnv:p;tatlpn Jan. 1 to this rtite -M.33. .- . Cooter Soldier Killed in Korea Another Sotil'jeasl Mis-wurian has been killed on the Korean war fronl. He Is Pfc.'Chestcr B. Travis, son or Mr. and Mrs. Charle-s D. Travi of Cooter, who died of wounds In fltcled In the Korean fighting. »c cording to a casualty list released this morning by tht Department of Defense. Gene Burnett's Car Is Reported Stolen Gene Burnett reported lo Clly Police this morning that hts car, i 1949 Hudson sedan, was stolen Iron Its parking plac« in front of his home on East Main Street las night. Mr. Burnett told officers that he parked the car about 11 o'clock liut discovered ill-lit. thii .The theft Heart Clinic Set Primarily For Children The heart ;!inlc .scheduled (o bi held In the Health Unit Buildini next Thursda; will be primarily fo children. Mrs., Annabel Pill, county health nurse, said this incrning. Children wio have evidence o rheumatic heirt. congenital hear or any other ieart disorder shouli be referred tt the clinic throusr! one of the members nt (he Missis slppi County Medical Society, th county nurse slid. A learn ot Little Rock doclor Including Dr. r. J. E'aslcy, dlrccto of the heart ccntrol division of t! Slate Health Ccparlmcnt. and D: Dan Autry, Fred Harris nnd M., OlochJn, heart specialists, will b here to ccvnciurl the clinic. Earl Oliver. Jr., administrate assistant with 'he Health Depart ment will come lo Blythevlllc Tues day to assist Unit officials 1 readying the biildlng. Tlie clinic Is 'icing stionsorcd b the Mississippi bounty Medical So defy In conjurcton with the Ar kansas Heart Vssociatlon throv the American Iftart Association. The parenl-Tiacher Association of the county are helping (he Mert cal Society contict all children a fectcd by a heart condition. Children fourd possessing heart ailments and whose parents are unable to pay for treatment will be taken care of through funds provided by ihe Hiart Association. Those who require hospitalization will be recommended to the Arkansas Heart Association staff at the Arkansas University Hospital at Little Rock. Kailt Settlement To/d by White Howie WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. Iff,— The While House today announced a settlement under which 7,000 yardmaslers on the nation's railroads will receive an additional 5 cenU an hour' and an automatic wage adjustment as tht cost of living lnd»x goes up. The five cents an hour Is over and above the recommendations ol » Presidential emergency board. UN Urged to Cross 38th Parallel by Rhee Regime As Planes Hammer Line By DON MUTH TOKYO, Sept. 30. (AP)—General MacArthur will demand the surrender of Red Korea tomorrow, authoritative sources said tonight. With four heavily-armed South Korean divisions gath- ing aloiiff the Red border—the 38th Parallel—in position to strike, northward, tlie United Nations commander will lay down strong terms, perhaps unconditional surrender rnncle In the Korean language. in MncArlhur's name. And II will be repL'ilcd-hourly. The sources dirt not disclose the Icnns— hut presumably they will lie RETURNING HOMEWARD IN KOREA— A South Korean family with their possessions piled on R cnrt "surrender or else." The "or else" ehirn to Seoul after its recovery by United Nations' forces. In background Is a burned out buildin. U ™" unlcnslll "R Hie South Vfrcphoto). burned out building. (AP Korea remains of the broken «nd srrcstly MOURN' THEIR BROTIIKR'S DEATH-Kneeling at a (resll grave in Korea, Pic. Russell A. A. Albert, Jr., (left) and pfc. William 11. Albert (right) mourn the deal!) of their brother, pic. John Stewart Albert, who was killed In action against the enemy. The three brothers enlisted in the Marine Corps in/1048 and always served with the same units. Their parents nre Mrs. I'. A. Landry of rjonlc. N. H.. and Russell A. A. Albert of New York City. Chaplain Orlando Ingvolslau (center) leads a prayer service. (U. S. Marine Corps photo'vlji AP Wircphoto). Canada's Dollar Value May Reach U.S. Equal OTTAWA, Sept. 30. W—American tourists may see the end ol cheaper Ccmscilan dollars today as the dominion's cabinet meets U) review foreign exchange rates. The session is widely expected to result. In boosting the value of Canada's money in terms of U. S, dollars. Ottawa and New York financial circle.? regarded last night's Canadian announcement that torelsn- cxcliange dealings v,'0illd be temporarily suspended ns an almost certain prelude to narrowing—or closing—the 9-cent B ap between the U.S. and Canadian dollars. At prc.sent, the Canadian dollar is ollicially at a 9.1 per cent discount In terms of Its American counterpart. In olhr-r words, one Canadian dollar Is worth 91 U.S. cenu. Impriivnncnl Talked A striking improvement In Canada's geld and dollars resources has stimulated talk for some time, that nn upward revaluation of the dominion currency might be In the winds. A slrong hint in that direction was seen in Canada's recent decision to lift or mldify import restrictions on many products bought from the United States. The pause in foreign exchange dealings wns announced by Finance Minister Douglxi Abbott. He said the matter was being discussed with the international monetary fund, official guardian of foreign exchange rates. Abbott also cautioned that It would be "inadvisable" for the public to "form conclusions as to what action would be taken until an official announce:nent l.i matin." Soviet Filibuster Halted— UN Unit to Give Korea Special Consideration LAKE SUCCESS, Sept, so. (fly-Tlie. Unite! Nations Assembly's polltical-committee decided today to begin extraordinary consideration of tlic Korean niicstlon alter Its chairman took the unprecedented step of ordering a brier adjournment to shut off a Soviet bloo filibuster. In R hcnled, confused opening* - ' session of Ihe committee decided to zero to go nt once Into Ihe Korenn case without waiting to get 'Is aeenda set. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y". Vishlnsfcy. protested that Chairman rt. Urdaneta Ar'bclaer. of Colombia had committed a "crude vio lallon" of the rules. Vishlnsky, with the backing of the Soviet bloc, had sought to get Russian charges of Greek -Nntion- nllst persecution ;of political prisoners "placed in " the same . special category."as the ;Korcan": resolution. Chairman Adjourns Meet The chairman.-,-, adjourned the meeting when -Czechoslovak rtcle- . E. F. Plsck, refused lo stop speaking when tlie.floor hurt been given to another delegate. Afte'r-the five-minute adjournment the chair man reconvened the meeting and warned the delegates to abide by his rulings henceforth. Hornier Assembly president Carlos P. Romulo of tlie Philippines advanced the proiwsal to get extraordinary consideration of the Korean case. He- hoped In this way (o avoid wrangling on (he agenda. The committee wiis reconvened a few minutes later. 'I'he adjournment was called lor when the chair wns unable lo shut of! Ihe Czechoslovak delegate. . How»ri) Ford Motor to Idle Plants for Funeral DETHOIT. Sept. 30. I/TI — The wheels of n -mighty Industry will stand Idle Monday In a 'A-oman's honor. In such manner will the vast Ford Motor Co. pay its respects lo Mrs. Henry Ford, who died yesterday ot the nge of 84. Funeral services ror Mrs. Kord, widow of the company's tameu rounder, will be held at a p.m. Monday. Work in all Ford plants across the country will be hailed for three mir/utes. 'Bra Girls' Take Placed at $18,880 MIAMI. PlB.. Sept. 30. i/Pj—'Ihe Southern Bell Telephone Co. said today )U losses to the "Brassiere Brigade" now charged with grand larceny will not exceed M8.B80. Three girls are accused of stuff- Ing rolls of quarters from pay station collections In their brassieres and carrying them out of the telephone company's counting room. Former Resident And Son Reported Killed in Blaze A former Blythcvlltc resident and his three-year-old son today were reported to have been killed in a fire at (heir BclJ CHy, Mo., Jmme Thursday. First reports JrnHcflled that the father, Clyde Warren. 35, hud been critically burned and the son. Hobby Joe Warren, killed In a tire at Ihelr homn which started when kcr- owne was poured Into a cook stove. Relatives stntcd later that word was received yesterday that Mr. Warren had also died, but this had net boci> verified by noon u>clay. The three-room dwelling o'ne- rourth mile northeast of Bell City occupied by Ihe Warren family was completely destroyed. Mrs. Warren and two children escaped uninjured. Mr. Warren left the Blythevlllc vicinity about nine years »i<a. Relatives who still rcsitl° in this atca include two sisters. Mrs. l.lllie Woods of 1901 West Vine and Mrs Nelson Crowe of Route 2, Manila and three brothers, nubc Warren and Mnrvln Warren of Lone Oak Community and Ivan Warren 1001 West Sycamore. Truman to Take Cruise WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. t,V<— Seeking Ills lirst relaxation of any length since the, outbreak of Korean hostilities, president Truman looked forward today lo a wrrSe'a cruising aboard the yacht Wllllamsburg. 'Chutist to Try To Top Jump Record Here An attempt,!/) better the world's parachute Jump record will be made here tomorrow by a Blythc- vtlle paratrooper. Sgl. Howard arjgg*. now nt tacncd to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.. will attempt to make at lensl 121 successive parachute Jump.i at the Municipal Airport tomorrow. The present record. 12.1 con.wcti- l.lve. Jumps, Is held by a fellow paratrooper, J. w. Swctlch, also stationed at Fort Bragg with the B2nd Airborne Division. Sgt. Grlggs will begin jumping at 9 a.m. tomorrow ruid will continue throughout the day. This allcmpl to sol » new record is neing sponsored by the Blythc- vllle Squadron of Ihe Civil Air Patrol. MnJ. R. W. Nichols Annorcl. squntlron commander said permission to stage the consecutive jumps has been given by the Air Force and the Civil Aero nautical Administration. It was not definitely known today who wot Id pilot the plane from which Sgl. Orlggs will Jump However, It Is believed that sev erai BIythcville planes will b. used during the day. Band Mothers Plan Ticket Sales Promotion For Marine Band Concerts Here October 17 Plstis for ticket sales promotion for lr,e United States Marine Band concert* here Oct. 17 were announced t<day by Mrs. W. U Moxlty, of the raythevllle Band Mothers Club. Tluj Marine Band, foremost or- ganlztiion.of its type In the world, Is being brought to Blythevllle by the Courier News, which will turn over | proceeds to the Blythevllle High ,50)1001 band. Mrt Moxtey and Mrs. Jerry Hearn are cj-rhnlrmen of Ihe Band Mothers poject, which will be »et up lo handle nale of tickets. Mrs. Abe Kinningharn unrl Mrs. lone Gore are ticket sales chairmen. They have mapped out a Band Mothers Day program for Wednesday which will llnd members call- Ing on all of Blythevllle's business houses. Other committee chairmen include Mrs. W. E. Wallace, advertising and promotion: Mrs. Hay Hall, tile- phone; Mrs. C. M. Smart, civic or- ganir.alions;. and Robert Upscomb, school fc«nd director, who will han- dle sale of tickets: al the school. The Marine Band will appear In two concerUi at the American Le gion Memorial Auditorium. An afternoon concert will be held primarily for students. Tickets to this concern wll cost 60 cent* for students and $1.20, general admission. Reserved seat tickets for the evening performance will be *2.40 with $1.80 being the price on a general nrimisjtlon lickel. All prices include federal tsx. Two Reservists Receive Orders A Blythevllle man has been o dered to report for physical exam inatlon and in Osceola rcier has been ordered lo active duty the army, according lo » report fro the office ol Col. H. V. Logsde commander Jonesboro District, u. Army Reserve. Dr. James C. Guard, reserve'ca tain, Is to report for a physical e amlnatfon at Army-Navy Gener Hospital, Hot Springs, Tuesday. Eugene H. Robnon, of Osccola. lo report to Forl Hood, Tex., Oct. 0, (or acllvt duly. pleled Red Army In the north id complete annihilation of trap- d rcmnanU In [he south. In Pusan, the south Korean As- mbly unanimously urged U.N. rces to smash northward acrosa ie parallel.,. The Pusan radio •oadcasl an announcement that ie Assembly called for "absolutely Imlnatlng obstacles to national illfcrtton and Independence and establishment of an absolutely e« and Independent government." Rus»l»n5 Halted Elections The 38th Parallel was the l(n« •awn by the United Stales and ussla for -acceptance of the Jap- ncse surrender in Korea after /orld War II. It wns not intended i divide North and South Korea, .it Russian occupation forces re- iscd to admit a U.N. commission the North to conduct free elee- ons. While Allied planes and artillery ammered nl Ihe parallel and rail ml highway routes north of It, the our South KTorcnn divisions nr- ayeil on the enst const south of ie Red border Itched to start roH- B again. AP Correspondent. William Joren. with the South Koreans. i«- orted that Republican troop* want Desperately to cross." But h» aid they still did not know wheth- they would be ordered to do no Mne I> Shelled Elements of the South Korean hlrd division reached the boundary I the east coast village of. Ingu. 'hree oilier divisions were moving n and. some probably arrived »t h«uline^ Saturday. Ort >Friday, • 'AP ^Corr«pond«it,, Lett Erlcksin—flying over the liounl. nry—walched South Korean urtfj- ery shells hit rtdgei along the line,* The political Issues Involved'and . lie ouestton of U.N. (roops crossing lie parallel was'slated for discus- ' Ion Saturday,In the U.N, political ommitteftiat Lake Success. Ruwta was expected to oppose bitterly any rosslng of the line. The committee has before It an •Ight-natlon resolution calling for Korea's unification and rehnblllta- lori ' Nrliru Opposes Proposal In New Delhi, Prime Minister *Jehru of India said he flatly, opposed .the proposal that the "Allies ross the boundary. He added;that ie wns "no grent admirer" of South •Coma's President Syngman Rhee. TJUongbu, highway Junction nnd rail center 12 miles north of Seoul. was flattened like a fiery flopjack. by rocket-firing U.S. Marine fight- er-Dombers. MacArthur's headquar- crs said it was the heaviest strika of the war for the Marine tilers. Using "Tiny Tims"—a 1.000 pound rocket nearly one foot in diameter— the Marines planes left Uijongbu fhiming rubble. The headquarters summary said Ihe town "died" under the attack. Uljonubu wns Infested with Reds retreating toward the 38th Parallel, IB miles farmer north. American Marine nrmorcd columns, after an artillery barrage, pushed oil from Seoul toward Ut- gbii. That route leads to Chor-, across Ihe fled border and 43 miles north of Seoul. It is In the Chorv;on area [hat a South Korcnn army spokesman'es- timated 100,000 Communists hava gathered. However, he said most of them arc believed to be poorly and lightly armed conscripts rounded up hastily. Navy Destroyer Ripoed by Mine WASHINGTON, aept. 30. <AP) — A floating mine oil Korea blew a. Mg hole "m tlie U.S. Destroyer Brush, killing nine men and leaving 10 Injured and five mining, the Navy announced yesterday . The 2.200 ton ship hit the muiB Wednesday oil Tnnchon on the cast coast of North Korea. A number of men were knocked overboard by the explosion. Three scrambled into life rafu dropped by planes, one swam to a nearby Island, others were picked up by accompanying ships. The. Brush limped Into Sasebo, Japan, the next day under her own power after making emergency repairs. . The Navy announcement did not say whether the mine was believed sowed by North Korean Communists or a drilling hazard from World War II, New York Cotton Oct. , Dec. , Men. ^fay . Jly. . Oct. , Dec. . High Low Close <055 TOO 4030 . 4006 3380 3980-81 ,-3989 3955 3959 ; ; 3965 M3J 393.5 3900 3871 3375 " . 3520 3797 3505-20 . 3488 3465 3488

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