The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 14, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 14, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOICNAIIT KEW8PAKX OT MOKTHXAST ABKAM VOL; XLV—NO. 278 Blj^bcvlU* BlythevlLe Courier BlyUwvllk Benld Mississippi Villey , AB AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1050 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS CIO Urges Increased Corporation Levies WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. (/p>_The CIO said today President Truman's tax program does not go far enough. It proposed > plan for wide excise slashes and shifting of "present tax burdens from low-income individuals to the wealthy and to high-profit corporations" Water Again Over Highway At Big Lake Rainfall of half an inch here last night and a rise of seven- lenths of a foot at Bijj Lake were reported this morning as six Inches of water once more covered Highway 18 near the levees. A guage reading of 15.70 was reported this morning by C. G. Redman, secretary of Drainage District 17. who also said a rise of two and one-half feet was reported for the ditches east of Kennett, Mo Meanwhile, flood threats Increased in other parts of Arkansas and in Southeast Missouri residents of the Birds' Point-New Madrid Floodway again were being evacuated In case the spillway had to be opened. And continued heavy rains, accompanied by dropping temperatures, piled new woes on weather- weary Arkansans. A blast of cold air began moving Into Northwest Arkansas late last night and was expected to produce snow .flurries and freezing rain. New danger spots have developed on the St. Francis River, principal troublemaker this year. At Batesville. the White River began a sharp rise, plash floods closed highway 14 between Newport and Batesville. The touchy ouachita River continued to harass sections of south Arkansas. While agreeing with large parts of the President's program th* labor organisation recommended to Congress that it also consider in the new tax bill: Individuals — Steps now to raise the personal individual income tax exemptions that would reduce the taxes of low Income families. The idea Is to look forward "to the establishment of level 1 ! of exemption which permit Die maintenance of a minimum standard of living for a family of four." Mr. Truman recommended no change in individual income taxes. Excess profits — Reenactment of the excess profits tax on corporations, "In order to equalize the burden and the incidence of our present tax structure." Such a tax was levied in wartime but was repealed shortly after. The President did not propose such a tax. Undistributed profits—A new levy on the undistributed profits of corporations .instead of an Increase from 38 per cent to 42 per cent In the corporation income tax rate as Mr,; Truman proposed. The CIO suggested a top corporation tax of 55 per cent, which would be graduated downward In reverse proportion to the percentage of its earnings a corporation pays out in dividends. This in effect would tax the undistributed profits. Stanley Rutenberg, CIO director of research and education, presented the statement to the House Ways and Means Committee . "Of course," he said in Hie prepared statement, "we would like to see this committee and the Congress go much further than the proposals and the suggestions confiin- Sw CIO URGES on fstft 12 LsClede Street, looking split Park. Several inches of water were standing In —Courier News Photo : er tlje uetkcnd ft is responsible for yesteiday Uppei photo is a udw'oi tlie main exhibit building at .Walker the building jesttrdav Blytheviile Doctor's Invention Diagnoses Disease by Radio A Blytheville pnsyician, Dr. M. L. Skaller, though riot on tlie program, is stealing the show at the Mid-South Post Graduate. Medical Assembly at Memphis thus week. The doctor is displaying for. the first time a machine he says will diagnose disease through use of radio waves. A heart condition can be diagnosed within a matter of minutes with the machine, which is no bigger than a doctor's ••pill bag." Dr. skaller's invention is available for inspection Uxlay at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. ^Through the portable machine a reign body which differs in density from the surrounding tissue can be located, and the size, shape, pjsl- tion and relative density of the heart or any organ determined, the doctor, explained in showing it yesterday. He says he can determine whether the heart attack is coronary thrombosis or nngiua pectoris. The treatment for each condition is diflfirent. The doclor explained that though plastic articles that ml|;.ht be swal- •^ 'Wr in Blythevllle at 201 West Vine Street, has been a practitioner here for a number of years. He told interviewers yesterday, that he had been working on the machine for three and a half years, and had been Interested in finding possible diagnosis aid through the use of radio waves ever since he was old enoifgh to understand electronics. Last August Dr. Skaller completed a working model of the machine. It consisted of dimestore wires, adhesive tape, radio tubes, and a doll suit case. From this model the diagnostic machine is being manufactured in Chicago, by the'Mercury Electronic Laboiatories, Inc . Dr. Skaller shared his praise for inventing the machine with Max K. Baker, an electronic engineer in Chicago. Ke snid that without a [articular pickup microphone invented by Mr. Baker the instrument u'onld not have been invented. When the machine becomes available for use a sheet of paper will be off Canada + SEATTWV Feb. 14— Iff,— An authoritative source whose idenlity cannot be divulged said today a B-36 bomber has been forced down in Queen Charlotte sound with 16 men aboard. 400 miles nortwest of here. The informant said there is no doubt that the plane "ditched" in the icy waters off the British Columbia coast after encountering severe icing conditions and fire placed over the patient's chest, and . -. --.,-.. file "Skaller Dielectron," as his ma- jowetl by •children did not show, up j uhine has been named, will be used in s-riiy pictures, they could be m the first diagnosis found quickly by the machine bc- catssc of the difference in the density of the human llssue and the object. He is a graduate of Central High in Memphis, Washington university Medical School, and interned in St. Louis before coming to Blythe- ur. siiallcr, who operates a clinic | villc. in one engine while on a trip from Eielson Air Force Base, near Pair- banks, Alaska. Officials at McCord Air Force Base have refused to discuss the matter and a veil of secrecy has been wrapped around, the matter. At Carswell Air Force Base. Fort Worth, Maj. Gen. Roger M. Ramey. commander of the Eighth Air Force, said he had received a report thut the plane lind been ditched in Queen Charlotte sound. "But has not been confirmed and to me it is just a rumor." "We have all kinds of rumors from all sorts or sources on this missing B36,-' said he. "I hnvc ceived nothing dc'initc at all to the fate of (he men or the plane." McKay radio first reported the Slant six-p.ngined plane in difiiculty when it picked' up a n.cEsage at -M5 aim. (PCT>. The plane, en route to Carswnll Air Base, radioed: "One engine on fire, contemplating ditching in Queen charlotte sound between Queen Charlotte Island and Vancouver Island. Keep a careful lookout for flares or wreckage." S. T. Pike Named AEC Temporary Chairman By Jack Bell WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. «>;—The White House said today President Truman will designate Sumner T. pike acting chairman of the Atomic Energy commission pending appointment of a successor to David E/,Ijlienthal. ,.:.There was no indication .when Lilienthal's successor would be chosen Lilienthal, who leaves office "tb^ morrow, called at the White House today. Presidential Press Secretary Charles Ross described it as a "good bye call." Coal Miners Continue To Defy Work Orders U.S. Officials Hopefu Talks Will Succeed WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. </!')—Government officials looked ho'pcful today on newly-arranged bargaining sessions between John L, Lewis and soft coal operators. + They felt there is a chance, at ciist, that the talks starting to- norrow can produce a new coal con- .ruct nnd prevent further wrangling in the courts. Lev/is, having sent his miners official word to get buck to work us Pickets Set Up } atrols to Keep } its Shut Down lie was directed to rlo by a federal court judge, was simply sitting back and watching how things worked out. 13ut the miners stayed idle fen- the second diiy In a row despite the buck-lo-work order obtained under Missco Drive Neors $11,000 In Dimes March The Rev. Harvey T. Kidd. county campaign director for the March of Dimes In Mississippi County, said today Hint a total of '$10,D>IO.Q2 linel been collected and that no reports had been received from nt- least four towns. No reports have been revi from HurdeUc, Kelscr, Leachville and Osceolu. Combined these communities have a quota of Sli.GOO. It is hoped that $15.000 of the $20.000 goal for the comity »'ill be subscribed, the ncv. Mr. Kldd said. He asked that those who had failed to make contributions contact him so the drive could lie closed Community reports include $310115 from Annorel, si.200 from Bly- Ilicville. $500 from Dell, $201.83 from Huffman and Forty and Eight. $83ft.l2 from Joiner, ?I5G.85 from Luxorn and $i,MO from Manila. Reports from Dell, Annorel, Huffman and Forty and Eight, Joiner and MiMlila, show that quotas have peenniiet or exceeded A - he Tuft-Hartley Law nnd despite *cwis' message (hat he had been Jlvcn no choice but to direct them .0 return lo the pits. May He Cited This continued defiance by the miners may eventually be cited I. Federal Judge Richmond n. Kcech ris n contempt violation of his strike- end order. But for the time being, nnyway, Justice Department attorneys were waiting longer to sec how the miners responded before; starting contempt proceedings. Officials hoped some of the miners, at least, nmy start drifting back to the mines in the next few days Some of President Trummi's labor advisers said they expect the situation may IK considerably Improved by tomorrow especially if Lewis Is able to report after the first negotiations that Ihere Is hope of progress toward a contract These advisors said they were Inclined to consider the mass stay- away of Monday due lo tnulitfoim celebration of Lewis' birthday, which came on Sunday. May Celebrate More A West Virginia miner, asked about, tills, declared, "Yes, and tin millets probably will be celebrating John L. Lewis' birthday for lw< more weeks." One coul operator .told n renorte Unit many miners In the coal Held are saying they will return to work If they get direct orders to do st from l,ewls. He pointed out tha Lewis' rcsiranse lo the court orde was nn instruction to: subordinate union officers not lo permit the strike lo continue. New York Stocks Pike, a Republican and vice chairman of the commission, will start serving Thursday as 'itting chairman. He Is one of the original members of the commission. The White House announcement that he will be acting chairman put to rest a boom among some m:m- bers of Congress for the job to go to Gordon Dean. A commission member since last May, Dean has taken an active part in shaping Us policies. He is said to have sided with Commissioner Lewis L. Strauss In an internal commission argument over the H-bomb. Lilienthal was described us originally having had grave doubts whether the United States should try to build the superbomb. Strauss, who often opposed LIH- cnthal's views, also has announced he is quitting. As a commissioner, Dean has made a favorable impression on the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee. He had a leg up from Chairman McMahon <D-Conn.) who first recommended the appointment of Dean. Before Dean was confirmed by the Senate-House Committee the "fullest disclosures" of atomic matters. Lan'makcrs say they think he has done that as far as possible. Dean spent six years in the Justice Department, and was an assistant to Supreme Court Justice Jackson in the Nazi war criminal trials in Germany. He handled the press- radio publicity setup In this connection. Three Named to DlythcviMc 'Y' Board 3. W. Adams and Mrs. Glenn Ladd were named directors-at-large for the Blythevllle ".Y", and Dr. James G. Guard was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James L. Veihoeff. yesterday »t a mating of the "Y" directors In the "Y" rooms of the city hall. In other action, the "Y" directors designated the chairman. Jumps Terry, and the secretary, J. p. Oar- rott, ~ as representatives at the Southwest Area Council meeting in Wichita Falls, Tex., Feb. 24 nnd 25. Seven committees were named and plans completed for the showing of symphony films. The first Him has been re-scheduled for Feb. 28, after It was cancelled about two weeks ngo after a mix-up on dates. Symphony Hall, featuring Jose Iturbl. Igor Gorln, Yehudl Momililn, Mildred Dllliuii. Myra See Hess, and the Metropolitan 'Y' DIRECTORS on I'aie !2 1:30 p.m. Quotations'- AT&T , Ainer Tobacco '.'.'.'.'. Anaconda Copper Doth Steel '..'.'.'.'.'.'.'." 32 Cluyslcr Coca Cola '.. . Qen Electric '..'. Gen Motors ]. Montgomery Ward '.'. Int Harvester Nations Distillers ... Republic Steel fiiicllo ..' Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J '..'.'. Texas Corp J C Penney -149 373 520 l- 363 3161 44 175 157 328 122 525 315 I-: 16 1-: 28 165 5(50 559 7- PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14. — !AP)—Aline whistles shrilled n vain again today as striking •soft coal miners for the scc- >nd clay defied work orders from both the government iiiul.John L. Lewis. The no contract, no work walkout continued full force in all nnjor coal producing states. Hundreds of pickets roamed Pennsylvania highways to make sure all pits tire closed. Pennsylvania state police reported two men wounded with buckshot in "the area of Latrobe. it was not. determined If they aro miners of pickets. The wounded men were Identified rruril^ Kozar, 23. and Lcroy ffarris 27. Police arc trying to learn If the shooting Is connected with the posting of armed guards at a nearby non-union shop strip mine. A truck was dynamited at that pit last week. The West Virginia Coal Association said some idle miners in the United Mine Workers district 17 stated they have not received "any orders to return to work." Association Secretary Jesse V. Sullivan said the men "nre not revolting but are ajvaltlng Inntruc- tlons from their union leaders to return lo work.^' .• But President William Bliranrd of UMW District 17 called Sullivan "a liar." He declared all locals had been notified. ,' : ' -" Blizzard'said Idle'miners' remained away from the pits "upon their own Initiative and after getting the orders." He offered no explanation other than .that diggers "• are "sore" ajid don't want to work umler a court order. Tiie cpul .strike...situation-Is uri- clianged lirOhio','Virginia. Illinois, .Alabama'.and West Virginia among the larger producing states. The strikers did not seem much concerned ,wlth President Truman's Taft-Hartiey court action aimed at ending Ihe strike. Nor with Lewis' work orders. Tlie question how Is 'what Uncle Sam will do about enforcing his stop-strike command. ':The government Is standing: bj with a wait-and-see attitude. :. Federal 'officials' apparently hope that court-ordered contract negotiations, resuming tomorrow i n Washington, will hasten the strike's end. Cupid Finds Folks Here Neither Too Young Nor Too Old Noted Minister to Conduct Mission Here The Rev. Dr. Daniel A. McGregor, said to be one of the best-known men in t| lc Episcopal Church, will arrive in Blythevllle Saturday night and will conduct a preaching « ission at St. Stephen's Episcopal lurch beginning Sunday. Dr. McGregor has preached, lec- tincd or tiuieht ill every diocese in "™. Unll «l Slates, and the stop in Blytheville 1 S p ar t of a southern tour, no i., conducting « similar mission nl M.irlnnnn this week, and will go from Blythevlltc lo Joncs- Uoro After leaving Joncsboro he will be at Christ's Church i» Little Rock March 5. , a *- McGregor was national head of the department of Christian Ed- m-atlon of the Episcopal Church for 1.1 years, nnd Is a frequent lecturer at the College of Preachers at the Nn-'lpnal Cathedral. Canadhn . born. Dr. McGregor holds hH PhD .from the University of Chicago, and hi* doctor of from ^Wtstt x ^ ^T. where be w«s professor at tntftofy. Mot* recently he has " -' rhe Oenrnt and tbc OntnrtKy of tkt Soulh at.Scwance, Tenn. The Rev W. J. Fitzhugh. rector of Hie loril Episcopal church, studied under Dr McGregor at.Sewance. Since retiring from the teaching field, he has been engaged in evangelistic missionary work with headquarters at New Rochelle. N.Y. While here, he will be available for private, consultation, and will give the medilalional prayer and tlie intercessory prayer services at the Episcopal Church Thursday. He will also speak nt Osccola on S n day morning, before beginning the •iiission In Blythevllle at 7:30 Sun- diy night Services will be scheduled for each night next week at 7.30, about Ihe theme. "The Gospel and the Needs of Man." New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec Open Hl?h Low . 3192 3214 3190 31 M 3223 3196 31« 31M 3I6S »65 29S2 2!)fi2 . S9« 2966 2948 1;30 3209 321» 3182 2970 2K2 Tin Ber. Dr, MrGrrr«r Weather Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy and slightly colder this afternoon nnd tonight. Lowest temperature 2228 north and 28-32 south portion tonight. Wednesday, partly cloudy and warmer in the afternoon. Missouri forecast: Cloudy and quite windy this afternoon and tonight with light snow except mixed with light freezing drizzle at timei north and cast portion this afternoon and In east portion tonight. Wednesday, mostly cloud with inter mittcnt light snow ending in west portion by afternoon, continuing east portion. No important change in temperatures Low tonight 15-20 south ;s high Wednesday in SO' south. Minimum this morning—39. Maximum yesterday—60. Sunset today—5:42. Sunrise tomorrow—S:« Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m todny—.50. ' Total since Jan. 1—20.54. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—495. Normal mean for February—«.4. Soybe cms •open High Low Clott 234f. 231« 534*,' 23^'l TMTj, 232", Love Has Its Day— History Relates Many Reasons Why That cupld's a go-getter! They are never too young or to old, nnd more than 30,000 valentines were exchanged In Blytheville schools today—the official day for recognizing love. Sentimental men, or men prodded by sentimental worpcn, also were carrying home love tokens 'or women were feeling neglected) all because of a young Roman Priest, St. Valentine who was beheaded Feb. H, 270 A. D. He signed his farewell message to his friends, the Jailer's daughter, "from your Valentine." He wa» beheaded for refusing to renounce Christianity. -it least that Is one version. Ancient Romans gave cupid a helping hand, loo. They conducted love lotteries, that still figure in love's big day. young maids and bachelors became "valentines" by drawing lots, (these were the original blind dates), and soon the custom was for the guy the bring a gilt tor the gal. School students draw names for valentines and still the men carry gifts for the girls after yea these many years. There are other stories about the origin of St. Valentine's day. Some say the day got Its name from a mispronounclation of "galatin." which means lover of women. The "ga" became a "V" through long usage. There's the story of birds In the Middle Ages starting the mating season on Feb. 14. and the story of apple* and oranges tossed through windows to speak for gals not al- re.idy spoken for. They all meant ''be my valentine" and If a guy refused after Ihe gal accepted, he was obligated to Veep her in silks and satins. No matter how It started. It's here, ha s been for some time, and —t h e hydrogen-bomb permitting —viva U cupidl , N. O, Cotton High Low Mar. May , July .Oct. . 3174 am , 31fi« . 2SM S»0 mo 31P3 *71 3176 3iN 3156 2KO 1:30 3185 3304 3171 ; ' - ' . • . —Ctmrhr News ROMANCE CAN HAFPKX ANY OLE T1MB—Coleman Stevens, Jr., two-»nd-a-half-year-oW son of Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Stevens, Sr., deposit* a love message for hi* valentine, and Becky Stnptes, tro, daughter of Mr. and Mrs John staples, apparently thinks she Is the chosen one. The "mall" box had rnora tnan 1,009 valentines deposited in it by sixth-grade student* »l Central for their party this afternoon.

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