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Wednesday, October 4, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS AMUMOAfj AMD •OOTBaUVr VOL. XLVI—NO. 168 fcljrtherUte Courts* Valley KyUmille HenUd BIA'THEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1950 IIXTEEN PAGE* •INOLB copra mn CENTS CUKTAIN KVERYWHEKE Phils Trail Yanks 1-0 FREEDOM SCROLL—Mississippi County citizens will join millions ol fellow Americans during the next few days in placing their names on Freedom Scrolls such as the one pictured above. Securing signatures lo these scrolls is part of the Crusade for freedom. County Judge Roland Green, Mississippi County chairman of the Freedom drive, received 100 of the Freedom Scrolls yesterday and distributed them to various schools, organizations and business places throughout the county. Although not compulsory, signers of the scrolls may back their signature with a contribution to support Radio Free Europe, America's broadcasting station in Western Europe which daily answers Communist propaganda. The names of all signers of the Freedom Scroll .will be placed permanently on the base of a 10-ton Freedom Bell to be placed in Berlin Oct. 24, as a symbol of freedom. . ' Big St. Francis Levee Project GetsWideMarginof Approval T A proposed 1 $81,000 000 pioject to imprcne diamage and flood coiitiol in the St Francjs Levee, Distuct received o\ eiwhelming approval \t\ landovuieis in the distuct at • ^peciaPelection >esterday, accoiding to unofficial returns The vol r Withe the six polling places ^ Over the district the project had • three to one vote appro\n> *ith two thirds of the boxes reported according to Levee Di.striql officials Ih West Memphis. UnoTficial resulls of the^ voting tn Mississippi County \\ere 317 for and IS Against. Polling places were set up yesterday .in JBlythevHle, Os- ceoia. -Manila, Joiner, Keiser and Wilson. Only 'Manila had not reported by noori'lxxJay. . ' ; Up to Congress Approval by landowners of the district apparently leaves the next step up to Congress. No appropriations have been made by Congress for funds to finance either of the • project's two phases, one phase Is Rcheduled to cost $51,000,000 and the other $30,000,000. An appropriation is regarded as necessary before any further steps can be taken by the district. The three-purpose project is aim. ed at controlling flood waters of the Bt. Francis River, providing nil out let for all drainage ditches in tho district and protecting the lower . end of the district from overflow' by backwater from the Mississippi River. Doing this will Involve In.stalln- ^ Lion of a large pumping station f near Marion and a series of feeder culverts, building of several miles of new levees and construction ol cut-offs that will straighten about 50 miles'Of the St. Francis River. Cast ol the work is to be borne by the federal government with ' About $125,000 a year mainlpnance costs to be paid 'by the property owners. Tn yesterday's election, the voters The following returns were re ported this morning 'from Missis Jppi L,ounl> Bljth'vllle 85 for and no against,; Osceola, 102 for and 13 against; Wilson, 39 for and none against Joiner 31 for and two against; Keiser, 20 for and none against. Judges as'd clerks for the election Included the following BlythevUle.— judges: Joe Evans, ihniCaudill f O Douglas eleiks n Criarfty Attend LW^T Godiey^deikyv C man ~" Wilson—judges: Dwight Anderson. C.'l,. Bird.-C. P. Lynch; clerks Albert Greenville, Jack Trammel, Joiner—judges': R. B. Jones, Wai lace Miller, J/F, Dickson: clerks; Jack Barnes. H:'C. Woods. Ketser—judges-, R. H.. Robinson Charles B. Robinson. Fred Robin- soti; clerks: Mi;s. Charles Robin' son. B. W. Watson, Jr. Philadelphia's Whli Klda today trailed the world Champion New Voile Yankee* 1 to 0 In the world Series opener at th* end of I Innings In Bhlbe Park wilh veteran Vic Rascht hurlinc against reliefer Jim Konstanty. Tht gamt play by play: FIRST INNINf) New York: Woodllna- walked. Riazuto singled to left, Wood ling advancing to second. Berra filed lo Broils, Woodling going to third, Rlv.uto remaining on first . DIMsggio fouled out to Waitkm. Mile filed to Ennls. Philadelphia: Waitkus fouled out to Berra Ashburn went out, on attempted bunt, Raschi to Mi«. Slsler grounded out. Raschi lo Miw SECOND INNING Yankee*: Brown 'filed to Ennls. Bauer grounded out, Hamner to Walt- ku*. Coleman foiled o«t i* Sla- kr. Philadelphia: F.nni« (rounded out, Cotrnu* t* Mite. Jones faulrd out (o Berra. Hamner grounded out, Kvssttto t* Mil*. THIRD INNING ; New York: Raschi singled to center. Woodling walked. Rizzuto bunted out, Waitkus to Goliat, runners advancing to second and third. Berra lived to Sisler, runners holding. oiMagglo drew intentional walk. Mize popped out to Jones. - Philadelphia: Seminick struck out. Goliat flied deep to Woodllng. Konstanty grounded out, Raschi to Mize. FOURTH INNING New York: Brown doubled to left field. Bauer filed deep to Ashburn, Brown going to third. Coleman filed to ' Slsler, Brown ! acoring. Ka.tchl grounded out, Jones to Waitkus. New Vork 1, Philadelphia 0. Philadelphia: Wailkuft grounded : - oni, t'ote- man lo Mtz«. Ashburn lined ov( to UlMauto, 'Sister stnKk out. FIFTH INNING New York: Woodling grounded out, Waitkus to KonsUntjC Rizzuto fouled out to Seminick. Berra fouled, to Waitkus 'Philadelphia; Ennls filed out-lo.BaUer. Jones ^singled to center Hammer filed. out to'Bauer, Jones holding firsL Seminick singled to ,iell, .Joine* going to 'second, Goliat struck out. SIXTH INNINO New York; DIMagglo walked. Mlse popped to Jones. Brown 'filed to Knnfa. Bauer forced DIMagglo at Jonea t« (ioliat. S. Korea Thrusts Spearheads Into Omniously Quiet Country —Courier New* Fhoto TICKET SALES BEGIN—Ticket sales for tlit Mai hie Band performances here Oct. n were launched today by the Band Mothers. Shown above planning .the sales are (left to right) Mr*. Jerry Hearn, 'Mrs! Ion« Gore, Mr«. Warren Moxley, Robert Lliwcomb and Mrs. Abe Klnningham. Mr. Upscomb, director ol the high school band, Is assisting with the ticket sales. ,' Vishinsky Again Blasts 8-Nation Plan for Korean Peace, Rebuilding LAKE! SUCCESS, Oct. \. (AP)— Soviet Foreign'Minister Andrei Y. 'Vishinsky again blasted the eight-nation peace plan for Korea today and charged it was designed to perpetuate American occupation of that country. Vishinsky addressed the U.- N. ; Assembly's political committee now Hearing a vote on the eight-nation resolution and on a rival Soviet bloc proposal. ; . - Weather Cotton Controls Lifted To Avoid '57 Skortage WASHINGTON, Oct. *. Wj— The government lias lifted all restrictions on cotton production In 1951 but has not yet Indicated whether It will ooost price guarantees to get, a needed increase in the size of the crop. Secretary ot Agriculture Brannan announced late yesterday that rigid acreage allotments anri marketing quotas in effect this year will be suspended for next year's crop. In taking this action, the secretary said the nation needs at least two-thirds more cotton than farmers grew hts year. Otherwise, It might run into a serious shortage under the national defense program. Officials say it is reasonable to assume that there will be a sharp expansion in the Mississippi delta area, Texas, Oklahoma and California. , . His next big ileciCion must relate to corn, the major livestock feed grain and tlie basis for beef and hog production. Konstantr struck out. Wallkw walked. Asriborn filed lo DiMa<- |io, Waltku« holding lirnl. Sister popped to Mixe. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and cooler tonight and In .south COOL portion this afternoon. Lowest, temperatures around 40 in extreme north portion with some scattered (rest tonight. Thursday partly cloudy and cool. Missouri forecast: Fair tonight >nd Thursday: not so cold northwest half tonight, warmer Thursday; low tonight 35-40: scattered list frost east and south tonight except extreme southeast; .high Thursday near 10. Minimum this morning— \T. Maximum yesterday—70. Sunset today—5:40. Sunrise tomorrow—5:58. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1— 53.22. Mean temperature (midway tween high and low)—57.5. Normal mean temperature for . October—«3.4. 1 Thij l>«tt Last Tear Minimum thjs morning—64. ' Maximum je'sltrday—69. • Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date \ —41.7*. .,,... . ,, Three Semo Men Are Casualties The names of thre Southeast Missourians were listed on a Korean casualty list released this morning by the Defense Department. Listed as missing in action was Pfc. Lloyd E. Robertson, son of Mrs. Delia Roberson of Route 2, Kennett. On the list of wounded were Cpl. Joe E. Hcathcock, son of Mrs. Ethel Mac Barren of Holland, and Pfc. Lealon sexton. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Lelon Sexton, Sr.. of Cardwell. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. quotations: AT&T '. IS1 1-4 Amer Tobacco 673-8 Anaconda Copper 353-8 Beth Steel « 1-ft Chrysler 82 7-8 Coca Cola 135 Gen Electric 475-8 Gen Motors 53 5-8 Montgomery Ward 64 1-2 N Y Central .' 17 1-4 Int Harvester 31 1-2 J C Penney fiS Republic Steel 40 Radio 19 Socony Vacuum 241 Reds May Have Lost Last Chance to Retain Foothold in S. Korea WASHINGTON. Oct. 4. liT,— The Red Invaders may have lost a last desperate gamble to retain a fool- hold, in the upper edge of South Korea. Speculating on the reported mysterious southward move of a column from the northern border of North Korea, some pentagon officials advanced this as one possible theory: The column, If It really Is a substantial military force, may have headed southward to try to reinforce a communist remnant which held desperately to a point 12 miles north of Seoul. if so, It ap Feared to be too late. U. S. Marines today occupied Uijongbu, a town straddling the route over which the Red Army be gan its invasion of Soulh Korea. Fierce resistance there was believed, to b« an effort to cover other North Korean troops retreating northward. Cottonfield Labor Emergency Seen Arkansas, Missouri Farmers Warned of Shortage for 1951 MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 4, (£V- The manpower needs of the SouLh's cotton fields will be in RII emergency category next year, the House subcommittee on migratory labor was lold today by Its chairman. The committee. Headed by Rep. Pace (D-Ga), met here with Tarm leaders from Tennessee, Arkansas antl Missouri. Pace said the shortage ol labor will result from lilting of nil controls on cotton and the Agriculture- Department's request for a 16,000.000 bale crop for 1951, A. W. Oliver, president of the Agriculture Council of Arkansas, saUl hts area can not harvest even a normal crop without additional labor, most of which must come from Mexico. He objected to the skip-bond requirement under which farmers are required to furnish bond that workers will return to Mexico.- W, p. Hunter, chairman of the Missouri Cotton producers Association's labor, committee, also spoke. He said Missouri's harvesting season Is shorter than other parts H was the 60-ftatlon committee's-* (cuvth day of debate on the Korean question. British Minister of State Kenneth Younger *as to de- ll\er the major windup speech In tivor of the Bight nation resolu- tlon. That resolution "is utterly unacceptable," VIshtnsky said. He main- tatned IU ttue pprpose was "to secure the Interests of American monopolies- and not to secure an liule pendent Korea, Occupation Contemplated Tlie Soviet foreign minister 'said the eight-nation plan cotitemplates the occupation of all Korean terri lory "and does not serve lo set \ip a unified Korea and restore peace in the Far East." lie claimed the Soviet blcc resolution alone meets Korean needs. In opening today's debate, Israeli Forelgi} Minister Moshc Sharctt attacked the Soviet provision for nil- Korea election. He sMd the granting of equal voting strength to North and South Korea In an election commission would "Invite perpetual conflict and deadlocK." Sliarett supported India's suggestion that a sub-committee try to work out a compromise between the rival east-west resolutions. He declared the early achievement of unity must be the basic aim of United Nations statesmanship in Korea . Vote Expected Most delegates expect a vote later In the day de.spite last-minute attempts by Yucsiiwln and India yesterday to shunt both plans to a subcommittee for a try at compromise. An overwhelming victory was fore- for the West's peace blueprint which Nationalist China's Dr. T. F. Tslang hailed as promising "independence, unity and rehabilitation" to war-torn Korea, Russia probably will not be able to line up any votes for her plan— which calls* for an Immediate cease- fire, withdrawal of foreign troops, and later elections which the Soviet Union and Communist China Missco Receives 2nd Quota; 22 Called of the cotton belt and therefore "it Is extremely Important that the labor supply is adequate for the rush period." Mississippi County's second induction quota since the outbreak of Hie Korean war was received this morning according to Miss Hose 1 Saliba, clerk of the Mississippi County Draft Board. '- ; + 'fills quota; Miss Saliba said, Was or 22 men to report to Little Rock for Induction into the tinned 'orces on Oct. ! '26..Thcse men will be Lakcn from those"'given pre-imiuc- lon examinations in both Seplcm- ler and October. ' • Ten Mississippi County men were Inducted o:f Sept. 27. Thirty-seven more county draft. ellRlbles lett by special bus this morning for Little Rock to lake pre-milltary service Inductions. This number represents the county's Oct. 4 call for 45 men. Thirtyfour of the men called under today's quota reported and eight were transfered to other boards leaving only three delinquents on this call. Miss Saliba said. Included In the group that left this morning v,cre two men transferred to the Mississippi County Board from other boards and' one who [ailed to report lo a previous call. Draftees Listed Leaving tills morning were Harry V. Bndlcott, Ducn Murray, Bernard Grouse and Warren Smith o' Manila; Charles R. Lutes, Ellis W. unter,. James R, Garner, Walter 3. Ashmorc, Jesse L. Johnson, and Kenneth E. Long, Blyllieviltc; Robert W. Mlnynrd, Dell; Paul A. Barnes, Annorel; John E. Lilllcrap, Jr., Daniel miss, Muriel Cuiming- New Yank Units Arrive in Far Eastern Theatre toy RUSSKLI, BRINKS TOKYO, Oct. 4. (AP) — South Koreans Ihrtist searching spearheads deeper into Red Korea today through ominously silent country. : The republic's bone-weary and footsore Third Division. stabbed as far as 60 miles be 7 yoiid the Parallel 38 border line. •;. The enemy had all but vanished before live forwardmost penetration force but signs of battles ahead were mounting. At least 20,000 South Korean troops, the third and capital divisions, already were well over th« border that was breached last Sunday. Behind them, three mor« South Korean division* were poised to cross the lln«. A lew dozen American Army men above 38 as advisers : but th« North Korean, liberation campaign still was a solely South Korean show on the combat level. ; Allied forces of the United N» : : tlon.s peace -.enforc*^.e"t aimiei JiejjC south of 38 In 'mop-up »nd reserve .positions— and they weri growing stronger. : " . ; The, arrival of the U.S. Third rtifantry Division In the Far East was announced by General Mae- * Arthur'* headquarters. - '"' It came from the American wefli coast on movement orders obylou*^ ly Issued before the tide turned d*r clsively In mid-September on tht winning Allied gamble for Inchoi and Seoul. '•.-.'. > •, .Indication! 'Are Va(lM . : . . Ttifirii »'ere.only v»?He indlc»tlon« of^what'the Reds might be up to in "the way of last-ditch defense* before their Yyoniryanir capita) are»i Northwest of Pyongyang, Allied warplanex spotted — and then lost in 5 and 10 Store To Open Friday New Firm to Start Business in City At First and Main lilytheville's new five and ten cent store will open for business Friday morning at 9 o'clock, T. A Bell, store manager, announced this morning. Workers were busy this morning applying the finishing touches to'nn extensive remodeling Job thnf has been going on for some time. Inside tlie slore. employes were placing merchandise nncl straightening up In preparation for the opening Prltlny. The slore Is located on the northwest corner of first and Main In ;he building formerly occupied by Kroger Company and will be known ns Wfulc's Five and Ten. Kcll Mimed Manager R. L. Wade, owner of the slore, named T. A. Bell as manager. Mr. Bell worked with the Sterling Store Company lor about 21 years, 12 of would help supervise—except her satellites. from N. O. Cotton Oct. Dec. Mar. May July Open High Low ... 4OT4 W!5 W61 ... 4007 4041 4005 ... 3974 4000 3972 ... 3944 3973 3938 ... MTT3 3903 3868 1:30 4070 4030i liicm in Blythevllle. He more recently was manager of a store In Helena from where he came about tv/o months ago to take over the present position. Coming to Blythevllle with Mr Dell were his wife and son. Thorns Jr., who at present Is attending school at Southwestern College In Memphis The store Is equipped with the latest In fixtures, all made by loca firms. It includes 11 dillerent departments. Mt. Bell stated this morning that 39941 the store would begin operation :i95«iwlth 10 clerks arid an assistant 3901 Civic Music Association Gets Campaign Under Way Monday atudttakcr Standard of N J Texas Corp Scars ... ,; U * 34 1-8 85 75 5-8 51 3-4 M New York Cotton Open High lav 1:30 Oct i 4015 4090 4070 40*0 Dec. '. I 4021 4053 4015 4041 Mar 3995 4018 3983 4009 May . .. 3955 3987 3951 3972 Jull' ,. UM M2) MM M13 Blylhevilte Civic Music Association campaign will jet under way Monday, R A. Porter, ch»lrm»n. announced today. The campaign lor 1,000 memberships will be officially launcher) Monday at 6:30 p.m. with a kickoff dinner for officers, directors and volunteer workers at Hotel No bit. Principal speaker will be A. Wales Williamson, national representative of Civic Concert Service. Heading this year'* campaign will be Mrs. Dick White and Mrs. Harold Davis. Mrs. Jim CrafUm \n hearlquarfer.i ctuOrau wML Mn. •i««b«rt JiwM 1* In charge of the dinner. Headquarters during the weeklong drlvt will be In the lobby ol Hotel Noble where tickets will be .vallable. Other chairmen Include Mrs. Jim Crafton, headquarters; and Dalton Fowlston. Mrs. James L. Brooks Mrs. T. W. Jeffcries, Mrs. Roberl Warren, Mrs. E. B. David, Mrs. J W. Shoiist, Mrs. Ney Hunk and Miss Barbara Van Hooscr. all divisional chairmen. These chairmen, II was reported have enlisted more than 200 work- en. Membership dues are $6.10 for adult* and (3.0A far students. Both probably have from 15 to 20 clerks on Saturdays. He was undecided this morning as o who his assistant manager would be. The manager expressed his pleasure at having the opportunity to return to Blythevllle. and Invited all his old friends In to see htm ham, Osceola; Grady Staples, Onlncs Srop, nnd Henry G. Yatca, Wilson; Harold It. Wilson. I.cach- vllle; orvillc M. Cummins. Goblcr, Mo.; Norman R. Woods, Dycss; and Elon Hood, Joiner. Negroes: R. L. Mahan, Josh Junior Tabb; Arthur Blcdsoc. Robert Howard Jr., Osceola; Hanlin Junior Joe. K. C. joncs. Blythcville; Floyd I,. Marshall, Sammle I,. Mc- Claln, Turrcll; Jake rorrcst. Dell; Eugene Mitchell. Armorcl; and Mathew obincr, Wilson. Ilervis C. Southern of Dycs.s, who failed to report to the Sept. 20 call, left wilh this morning's sroup as dl'JI Herbert C. Oavls of Luxora bad 'Veatlier^a Red motor 'convoy. It was the second sighted in twa days or maybe part, of the aame one that had been attacked with good resulls reported Tuesday. B-26 light bomber pilots sighted the ISO-vehicle convoy Tuesday night near Pakchon, about M miles northwest of Pyongyang. The column was rolling south toward the Red capital on the malri road that runs down from the Man- churlan border. This Ij the sam« road where a motor column was seen Monday night and hit Tuesday, Allied warplanes knocked out an estimated 50 vehicles Tuesday; bad weather grounded the aircraft Wednesday. ' It was a break for the Reds, who have fought the war they started June 25 with Russian arms. A Fifth Air Force spokesman expressed the belief the column was not a troop convoy. Suppllen More Slradllj •'There has been p. steady movement of supplies by road from the Manchuria border south all through the war," said MaJ. Robert Nelms. Evidence of atrocity murders by retreating Reds mounted all over the liberated south. A South Korean official at Seoul estimated the Communists had massacred more than 10.000 residents In that republican capital. "Several thousand more arc reported lying In the hills." said Lee Joong Choon. the city's public Information chief. "Many were dumped Into rivers by the Reds." Throughout South Korea. Allied forces fought to wipe out isolated bands of Reds fleeing northward. The Allied bag of prisoners, mount- Ing hourly, hit 25.000. A total of 4,166 Red captives was reported S« WAR on raje 3 County Receives Gas Turnback Mississippi County Deceived « $23,751 tax turnback from the stale yesterday. State Treasurer 3. Vance Clayton reported that counties of the state received S244.153 under a 1319 highway act, which is earmarked for specific road purposes, and lhat cities got, 4389,698 under the act. Mississippi County's above tola was for the ihlr dquarwrly gaso- lin* turntwck. other boards. The three x men that are being listed as delinquents on today's call are Willie G. Rodriguez of Blythe- vllle, Albert C. Wilson of Ark., and Charles E. Bowie, Negro, of Blythevllle. Floyd Mills or Manila was transferred to the Mississippi County Board from Jasper, Ala., but so far has failed to report and fs also being listed at a delinquent, Miss Ssliba said. CBS Leaves Hospital LUTOST, Eng.. Oct. 4. lf>— George Bernard Shaw led the hospital today a little less than four weeks after breaking hts left thigh bone In a lall. Tlie 94-year-old playwright was In good spirits as he was lifted from a rolling bed Into a waiting ambulance for the short trip to his hocn* at Ayot Si, Uwrenc*. Truck Crash Fatal to One NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 4. '/Pi—Two big trailer trucks crashed headon and burst Into flames on a busy highway near here today. One of the drivers perished In tha blaze, the other was burned seriously and a bystander was Injured. The victim tentatively was Identified as Jim Baker of Clarksville, Tex. He died In the cab ot his truck which was engulfed by flaming gasoline. The truclt, owned by R. G. LeTourncau Of Longview, Tex., was carrying a Urge tractor and several heayv tires. The driver' of the other vehicle, Elmer umlaut, 35, an employe ot the Superior Forwarding Co., St. Louis, suffered severe bums and a fractured leg. Soybeans Nov Jan Mar Mar High 937',i 239 S 242H 244* LOW 233 !i 23S?i 539 H Ma ClOM 233X »7 S39H

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