The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 2, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 2, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF HOKTMSA8T ARKANSAS AND BOUTHBA8T MISSO1 VOL. XLVI—NO. 166 Blytheville Dilly New* Mississippi V»llej Blythevlll* Courier '• Blytheville Herald 'URl BLYTHEVILLj^ ^KANSAS, MONDAY. OCTOBER 2, 1950 ^ '1 TWELVE PAGES County Hospital Issue To Be on Nov. 7 Ballot And Blytheville Included in Plan A project calling- for construction of county hospitals at Blytheville and Osceola will Le up for approval by Mississippi County voters in the Nov. 7 genera] election. After examining petitions County Judge Roland Green this morning signed orders which will place a one-mill hospital maintenance lax and a fGOO.OOO bond issue on November's ballot. It is estimated that the two ^ hospitals will cost the county \ less than ?GOO,000 in initial investments. Backers of the plan say that a ;three-mill tax will probably be adequate to retire the bond Issue. It is understood that exact mill;««e for bond retirement will be t " determined by Mississippi County Quorum Court if the bond issue • passes. The federal government, however. Kill bear two-thirds of building and equipping expenses of the project, which is expected to cost a total 11.250,000. i The Blytheville Tinit is to contain TO beds with facilities to expand to 90 beds during emergencies. Osceols is to have a 30-rjed unit >hich can be expanded to handle 40 bed patients. .Plans for the project were drawn .by a joint committee of the Blytheville and Osceola Chambers of Commerce. Si»« Determined hy Surrej Health and Safety committees of , the two groups have been meet- I ing together in recent weeks to lay > groundwork for the proposal. * Spokesmen for the two groups 5 pointed out that trie size and loca- •I tion of the hospitals was rieterniin- 'ed by • survey of tlie Arkansas yBoard of Health which investigated Mis3issii«f( , county ho^al n" <s severftljyears ago 4 If <ne bond issue passes the two' ^w-ptlals would fall under the Juris- 'cttp'n of a seven man commission 1 .This commission would be appointed by Judge Green and would handle selection and purchase of iite; employment of a hospital manager :aiid .resident, physician and other details of hospital administration, Spokesmen for the Blytiieville- Osceola committee, said that further details regarding operation of the hospital will be announced soon. Plan Btfin z Years Ago Todays action was an outgrowth ; of :-a r plan which was started sev- 'eral years ago to obtain a county hospital. This move was especially popular In the south half of the county and last year was endorsed by O.sccola's Junior Chambe rof Commerce. Last August. Judge Green signed similar orders which were designed to place on a special election ballot provisions leading to construction of a $300,000 county hospital. Two months later. Judge Green, acting on the request of sponsors of the project, cancelled the election. ' It was explained that official poll books were not available at that time to determine qualified electors in the proposed election. New York Cotton Open High Low 1:25 Oct 4018 4082 4015 4076 Dec 3378 4D22 3555 4010 Mar 3054 3996 3932 3384 May 3330 3970 3S08 303 j Jlrty 3865 3800 3847 3888 Weather Arkansas forecast : Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Cooler extreme northwest por- PARTI.Y ci.ounv tion Tuesday. Missouri forecast: Showers cast «nd south, cooler tonight except extreme southeast; low tonight 5560 southeast; Tuesday cloudy, showers southeast half, much cooler- high 65 southeast. i Minimum this morning—64. Maximum yesterday—85. •^Minimum Sunday morning—66 ^Maximum Saturday—80. Sunset today—5:43. '- Sunrise tomorrow—5:56. « Precipitation 4« hours to 7 am today—none. Total since Jan. 1—53.22. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—74.5. Normal mean temperature for September—73.2. This DxU i»,i Ye«r Minimum this morning—49. Maximum yesterday—as. Precipitation Jan. i to tliis date —40J2. :'••'• NORTH KOREAN RORDEK IS CKOSSED-South Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel in force In vicinity of Yangyung (A) and aerial observers spotted seaborne reinforcements lauding "at Churnunjin (underlines). Other U. N. forces were approaching the dividing line in the west (B). At Pyongyang (C) Red Korea's premier, Kim II Sung, said his forces would continue the fight and 100,000 troops were reported mass- Ing at Chorwon (D). In southwest Americans occupied the port, of Kun- san (El. Meantime Hed China's warning against "invasion" posed problem regarding her possible moves in Korea fighting, (top, question mark). (AP Wirephoto Map). Pol! Tax Payments Hit New Peak Here A new record for poll tax pa\ments bj otherwise eligible Mississippi County voters was set bffore the deadline rolled around at midnight Saturday. ,,^!n e "V t T"' a . m , Ben ^"" a » »"• I ment Hso had aroused considerablu nouncecl today that a total of 18- interest before it was removed from 1U( poll! tax receipts were issued the [Member ballot today by the prior to'the deadline by his offices in .Blytheville and Osceola. This is. 2.866 more ^receipts than the 15,541 that, were Issued about this time last year. Ann the 1949 figure was at the time a new record. This increase in purchases of poll tax receipts—necessary to qualify as n voter in Arkansas—was believed due to election interest stimulated by the wet-dry issue at stake in the Nov. 7 general election. The proposed home rule amend- Arkansas Supreme Court. In North Mississippi County, a total of 10,240 poll tax receipts were issiied, compared to 8.503 purchased last year. A total of 8,167 was issued in South Mississippi County before Saturday's deadline, compared to 6,978 purchased last year. Payment of his poll Ux entitles an otherwise, eligible elector to vote in any election held In Arkansas between today and Oct. 1 1851, Inclusive. World News Roundup By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS WASHINGTON—Admiral Forrest Sherman said today U. S. Navy ships off Korea have found "a great many floating mines" of Russian type. WASHINGTON—The Canadian dollar, cut loiise over the week end In find its own level, gained three In nearly six tents in terms of flic Unilcil Slates dollar In *i>rld mnncy markets. In Nnv York, most quotations Mere around !)3-3;l cents to the V. S. dollar, compared with former official rale of !)1 cents. LAKE SUCCESS-Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky charged today that the United Slates had "flung a challenge at the U. N. and international law" by ignoring a four-power agreement on Korea. Vishinsky accused U. s. Chief Delegate Warren R. Austin of a "deliberate and wilful misrepresentation of the facts" in the Korean case. MTTLE ROCK-ArkansM- newest Veterans Administration hospital swings open its doors hire tomorrow. The 511,000,000 structure will receive Its first patients then. The 10-story hospilal now is equipped for 120 bed palitnl*, but will be e.vpandcd to care for 500. Dell Man Loses Leg as Result Of Car Crash near West Ridge The left leg of Clarence Harris. 29, of Ddl was amputated at St. Bernards Hospital in Joncsboro last night as the result of a traffic accident on Highway W near West Ridge. Mr. Harris' leg was badly mangled when the car In whlch'he was riding was struck from the rear by a 1950 Ford station wagon on Highway 40 a mile and a half west of West Ridge near the Misslsslppi- Pemiscot County line. Five other persons suffered minor injuries in the accident. According to State Trooper George Irwin, who Investigated the accident, the station wagon which was driven by Money Sisco of Tyronza crashed Into the rear of a 1932 model Chevrolet as It attempted to pull off the highway ait*r lts lights had gone out. The Chevrolet was driven by William Dear of Dell. Other passengers in the Lean cai were Magdalcna Dean, Jaincs E Dean, Mabeline Harris, age 3. anc Mrs. Pauline Harris. All suffcrec minor Injuries and received firs' aid treatment a l a doctor's oftic< in Lepanto. Trooper Irwin quoted Willian Dean as, saying that his car wa: struck from the rear while he wa' attempting to turn It off the high way after its lights had bccotm short circuited and gone out. Trooper Irwin also quoted Mr Sisco as saying the lights from an approaching car blinded him and he dirt not see the Chevrolet. Boll Mr, Sisco and his wife who wa' » passenger In the station wagon escaped uninjured. SINGLE COPIES FIV1 CXMTi Officials Rainy Weather And Late Crop Attendance at the annual Northeast Arkansas District 'air was off about 42 per cent this year, Robert E. Blaylock, secretary of tlie sponsoring Mississippi County Fair Asso- ialion, staled this morning. According to figures released tills uorning by the fair secretary, about 29.500 persons attended the'sil-day nffair, which suffered greatly from in favorable weather. Since children were admitted free vhen accompanied by »n adult It vas impossible to keep an accur- ite check on attendance, but it was estimated that an average of three children came in with each adult. One record wa s established n spile of the inclement weather »'hieh prevailed the first four days, nils was the first day's attendance of 2.100, the largest opening day crowd in the fair's history. Actually only two days of sunshine were enjoyed by fair goers- Saturday and Sundayi-but attendance figures for these Iwn days were far below last year's »ttendance on those days. Last year's Saturday crowd •cached 30,000 while only 13.000 passed through the gal*s on Saturday this year. This year's Sunday attendance of 5,000 was also far below last year's 13,000 Sunday gate. Bad weather and this year's late crops were blamed by officials for this year's low attendance. Broke Kven Financially Despite the stay-at-home attitude of the people the Association just about broke even in (he venture, Mr. Blaylock stated this morh- !g- Total receipts were not revealed but were expected to equal the'125.- 000 expense money th fair involved A total of (14.000 in prize money was offered at this year's lair, but all of this was not used.. The, remainder of the fund enabled the association to break even, officials stated. , Orandslantl "attendance also was off this year It was announced, with only 5,300 attending (he eight sessions held there. Events held Included free fireworks display Tuesday and Wednesday nights. • vaudeville acU Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and Friday afternoon «nd midget auto races Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Gate attendance was as follows: Tuesday, 2,100; Wednesday. 1,000; Thursday, 2,703; Friday, 6.000: Saturday, 13,000 and Sunday 5.000. Grandstand attendance by each da.y was a.s follows:: Tuesday, 800; Wednesday,' 1.200; Thursday, 500; Friday, 1.000; Saturday, 800 and Sunday, 1.000. Meeting Called To Organize Safety Council North Mississippi Countians interested In a safety program for this area will meet at 1:30 Thursda night at Hotel Noble to organize Safety Council. Mrs. S. S. Slernbcrg. temporary chairman, has Issued Invitations I all organizational leaders In the area and is urging that everyone interested in the project attend Thursday night's meeting. The proposed will worX ir conjunction with the Arkansn' Safety Council and the Nationa Safety Council with 'he purpose o! promoting traffic, child and home safety. If the proposed organization is approved Thursday night, officer, will be elected and plans for the future will be discussed. Mrs. Sternberg said this morning. A previous meeting was held early in September, at which time Mrs Sternbcrg was elected temporar chatiman and Keith J. Bilbrey wa named temporary secretary. This meeting was attended b H.irvey D. Booth, executive dlrccto' of the Arkansas Safely Counc who outlined the purpose and ac ttvlllcs of the Council. The state council function through local councils such as th one proposed for this area. Mrs. Sternbcrg emphasized lha the safety program Ls not limited I Blytheville and expressed the hope thai i.ther North Mississippi Coun ty towns and communities won It be represented at Thursday nlehf meeting N. O. Cotton Oct. . Dec. Mar. May 'July , Open High Low .... 4025 4072 4005 39SO 4007 39*3 3940 3971 30IS 3912 3950 3896 .... 3854 J871 3434, 1:2 407 39» 397 3942.1 MM Koreans Rip 30-Mile Hole North of 38th Parallel Line —Courier Newt Vhola BROOMS FOR KAI.K-Membcrs of the Lions olub unload part of the 1,500 brooms which members wll be dying to-sell to Blytheville citizens Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The brooms were mad* by blind workers In Little Rock and will be peddled by Uon members vln a house-to-house canvass, slogan for the sale Ls "Be an aid to the blind-buy a broom from » Lion." club members pictured above are (left to right) Toler Buchanan, Wlnford Wyntt. James Terry and Frank Nelson. Lions Club Plans 'Sweeping Sale To Assist Blind Broom-Makers The Blytheville Lions Club is K oing to launch a clean-up cnniniiijrn in the city. Heemnmjr I hur.sday and continuing through Friday and Saturday, members , club will make a house-to-house canvass of Hlytheyillo in an attempt to ^ by blind workers in the for the Blind at Little Rock. of the .brooms made Only 19of40-Man Draft Call Report for Exams Twenty-live more Mississippi County men, Including two late reporters and four men transferred from other local board* left Oils morning for Little Rock to take pic-mllltary service induction examinations. Miss Rosa Sallba. clerk for thoi- Mississippi County Draft Board, said -hat today's call was for 40 men but that of the 40 notified only 10 reported. Sixteen were listed as rte- inquenls. The other five men had been .ransfcrred to the Mississippi Coun- .y Board to leave with today's group, Miss Saliba said, but of the five only four reported. Leaving this morning were: William S. Rollins of West Ridge. Thomas E. May and Emet M. Baker of Osccoln. Oettibb O. Albrccht and Orbla Cox of Manila, A. D. Manus of Kciscr. Chodla A.' Bront and Robert L. Rowell of Luxorn. Cnrl W. Lynch and Noah C. Smith of Wilion. Clowdy K. Roper of Leachvillp, Milford Franks of Joines. and George C. Dixon, Merle C. lying and Woodrow W. Harris, all of Blytheville. Negroes who left today were: Augustus Strawther of Luxora. Clarence J. Bradford of Burdettc, Robert Latham of Wilson and George Taylor of Blyihcvillc. Two 'l.ate* .Men T.cavc The two late reporters that left with today's group were Ramon Gonsalc?. of Qlythcvillc and Chester Brown of Lcachvillc. The four men that were transferred to the Mississippi County board from other boards and left with this morning's Rroup were: Sre DRAFT on IMgc 12 industrial Arms Harness Ready Military Priority Order to Be Given To U.S. Manufacturers l(y STKKl.INC F. Gltltf.N WASHINGTON, Oct. 2. (API — Tlie National Production Authority tonight will LS.SUC a priority order harne.'.sini! industry to the HO.OOO.- COO.OOO a year military preparedness program. The regulation reportedly will require every plant to accept military ordcr.s and fill them on time —ahead of any civilian work wait- Ins for a plncc on the production line. Prime contractors making planes, lanks and other munitions will be able to pa.«.i on the priority to subcontractors and suppliers clear back to tlie mill and mine, officials predicted The regulation will he the »Rency'.s second compulsory order gov- Scr. rO.VlKOI.S on I'.IBC 12 + The sale will be conducted by 12 teams composed of Lions Clu members who will KO to work Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock. An attempt will be made to sel 1,800 brooms during the three-da, campaign. These brooms are made from top quality long straw and sel for $1.50 each. Proceeds of the sale will be used Iiurtly to pay for the brooms, thus help! nx the blind broom makers support themselves, and partly by the Lions Club locally In their sight conservation program. Club officials stated that anyone who ocsired to buy a broom could phone 2.181 and one would be delivered to their home. Brooms may also be purchased at the Sullivan - Nelson Chevrolet Company, where they will be stored. Collector Here To Accept Levee Tax Payments Collection of Icvcc taxes was begun hero today by Mrs. Kmlly P. Trammel of Wilson, levee tax collector for Mississippi County. Mrs. Trammel will be In Blylhe- villc at the shcrllfs office in the Court House until Oct. M. K'rorn Oct. IS to Oct. 21. she will be at the Court House In Qsccola to collect levcc taxes In South Mississippi County. Tlic Icvcc tax payments may be made at the Court Mouse here and In Osceola or mailed to Mrs. Trammel at Wilson. Soybecns High Nov Jatl Mar May Low 1:25 p.m. Quotations 234U 238 238 241 214 <, 2M'i 214 24li'i 241-)i 245 Marine Band Older than U.S. Capital Reds Prepare For Last-Ditch Fight at Wonsan By RUSSKU, BRINKS ' TOKYO, Oct. 2. (AP) — South Koreans ripped 30 miles into Soviet satellite Red Korea today almost unopposed. Nearly two divisions—about 20,000 solely Korean troops- made the advance while their United Nations Allies remained south of Parallel 38. A third South Korean division was poised to Jump across the «rli- ficlal border. American liaison officers said resistance was very light. Indications were that the going would get tougher, however. Captured Red prisoners said the Communists were preparing to make a stand some 70 miles north of 38. Neighboring Red China marie threatening noises but there wan no further Indication that the Chinese Communists might intervene to save North Kore« from unity with the republic. The South Koreans' drive wan launched Sunday .along the east const and carried nearly halfway to the line where the Hed prisoners said tlie North Koreans were building up for » last-ditch stand. 'Ilib line runs roughly across th« Korean peninsula at Its • narrowest point 70 miles north of 38. It strelchcs from Wonsan on the Sea of Japan through the ned Pyongyang capital area to the Yellow Sen, American Marines In the west were driving toward (he border but were not > reported on SI at any point. ' MacAHhur Keep* Sllenn General MncArtliur and his top commanders maintained silence on the border ''crossing.- A, spokesman saidVlh* campaign was too delicate both militarily and politically to be discussed. First reports of the crossing nml 30 mile penetration cam« from field dispatches. . Tlie Reds Ignored MacArthiir'i Sunday surrender ultimatum, it wa« broadcast hourly in four Korean dialects arid showered across North Korea in millions of air-dropped leaflet. 1 !. North Korea seemed determined to fight to the death. Tlie big mystery WAS: would Communist China, with thousands of troops reported massed on the border of Soviet- dominated Manchuria, march south to nld her Red neighbor. Choll En-lal, Red China's premier, made R bristling weekend broadcast from Pclplng. Chou said Red China's half billion people will riot "supinely tolerate her neighbors being savagely invaded by the Imperialists." N. Korea Not Mentioned He did not mention North Korea by name in this section of an 11.000 word speech commemorating the first anniversary of the Fled regime In China. But elsewhere In the talk Chan said China was following the Korea events closely. Chou's military commandcr-in- chicf. Gen. Chu Teh, warned Sun- ilay in an order of the day: "American imperialism is now carrying out an armed Invasion of China's neighbor. Korea, and In collaboration with remnant Chiang Kai-shek brigands has openly Invaded China's territory, Taiwan (Formosa). American imperialism Is threatening world pence. I order you to get fully prepared. . ." Kin: II Simg, Red Korean premier, told Chou In a message Sunday thai North Koreans arc "firmly resolved to fluht to ultimate victory under support of the Chinese people." 'Chou expressed the belief that North Korea eventually would win the war. Tokyo llcnrs Broadcast Broadcasts of the Communist statements were heard In Tokyo. The South Korean assembly chairman, p. n. Shlnicky. dismissed Chou's warning ns "only a gesture . . . only barking." In Formosa, the Chinese Na- lionlasft defense ministiy spokcs- Sec KORRA on Past 12 The United StaU?. 1 ; Marine Band, which will appear here for two concerts Oct. n. was organized before Washington, D. C , became the capital of the United States. The Marine Band, when It arrived in Washington with' President Adams, pitched Its Unt.s on » hill and began giving file and drum concert* for the city's few citizens. That famous American sailor. Jones, gave the order that put the band in ita red coaU. General Washington approved this order and today the band Is the only unit In the service which still wears the scarlet coats of the Revolution. The band i* not without a lomtwt record, too. It did lu fighting on U. S. frigates in 1797. Bandsmen participated in the dcfeme of WashinRton v,'hcn the British attacked it and burned the caplto) during the War oi 1812. President Thomas Jefferson gave the Marine Band recognition on numerous occasions and the Band plays before the Jelferson Memorial in Washington each summer. , . often before audiences as large as 5.000. John Phillips sousa was the band's most celebrated leader and America's foremost composer of band music. In IBSti, Walt Whitman, then music critic for the Washington Sunday Herald, wrote: "The Marine Band was better than any oi the live famous groups I heard abroad.'' The two Blytheville concerts will marke the band's [irst appearance In MLs.sKsippi County and Its only olies In this entire area on this year's tour. The band Is being sponsored here by the Courier News, with proceeds from Ihe Iwo concerts going to the Blytheville High School Band. Tickets Went on sale this week under the direction of the Band Mothers, students at the afternoon concert will be charged 60 cents with general admission being $1.20. Reserved seats for the evening performance will cost $2.40 with $1.80 being charged for general admission. All prices include federal tax. New York Stocks 1:25 pm. Quotations: AT&T 143 7-8 Amer Tobacco ,. ........ 67 Ansconrln Copper 34 1-2 Beth Steel 41 5-8 Chrysler 141-2 Coca Cola 127 1-4 Ocn Electric 481-3 Gen Motors 98 1-8 Montgomery Ward ........ 63 3-4 N Y Central 165-8 InV Harvester 307-8 J C Penney 663-4 Republic Slcel 39 1-g Radio ...:. 19 1-4 Socony Vacuum 23 3-8 Sludcbakcr 33 1-2 Standard of N J 84 Ir4 Texas Corp 74 3-4 Scars :;.'...:; 49 7-S U S Steel J« 3.4 Southern Pacific «1 : ;

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