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C our,, P reAen i* BLYTHEVILLE~GOURIER NEWS -.!' TH * DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARITAMCAS iwne™,™,,., .,.„,,..„ VOL, XLVI—NO. 173 Blytheville Dally Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTOEVILLR- AKKANSAS. TUESDAY,' OCTOBEB 10, ,05. Q^, nuNDEED 1'OTO PAGES BmOLE COPIES , mll re.,. ^^^^^ ^^ ^. . —• . __., •• . . v TROOPS CAPTURE PRIZE WONSAN PORT —— __ _ _—_ _ ^— . - , _ _ , ... ^^^r ^m ^B ^B |p||tern Officials Skeptical of Soviet Place Plan 'Okay' LAKE SUCCLSS, Oct 10 (AP>—Western diplomats '\\eie skeptjtal todav ot Russia's surprise acceptance of some parts of U S Secietaty of State Dean Aclieson's foiu- poiiit''anti-veto peace plan. They speculated on the Soviet Union's motives. Was it one ot' Russia's startling 'diplomatic shifts, the> sked? Or »as the tentative embrace which iSaviet -Foreign -Minister Andrei Y. iVlshiiuky.gRre.ttie plan in 'h." -50- ijiatlon political committee ^uiid 'ed as the kisi oT_deaih? ; r Puzzled diplomats were waiting afor a major ^Tishinsky policy speech f*hich may/corae today to claiif> th'e Mtuatiorr 1 -* The' plan if self, called united ac- on for peace, ' is a normalization jof. Achesons Sept 20 proposals, itliich^lhe SUte Departnn.nl s Re ipubbcan adviser John Poster Dulles he ^logical sequence' of the v learned in Korea Its main 1^ Emergency sessions ol the veto trei^General Assembly when- e\er the Security Council which i *si the prinnry responsibility for preserving peso. Is hamstrung by > wo, v , J) Pr^st^pstrols of,obser\er« to report to the Assembly on act, o( iijlffresslon ^ Armed Force -l>e»l£B*l4on 1) Designation fiy'UN members »r specific f 'unite ol'thcit armed 4 force* to be placed it the disposal 4»f the U ^1 in times of crisis j 4) Establishment of a commis- * *ion to report to the Security Coun- j cii and Q«ner*I Assembly next year _ on:. special mean* .which might be !W«4 to enforce peac« i -j*** tf«i«'"»M.rfntre<tufrd to the fpplltlcal commijtrei yesterday by tDulle-; who~left"ihVdoDr open for possible Soviet participation He £.id, Th» nprnentativn of the So 1 rlet Onion profeu to beheie Uiat i the .United States now has aggres- ;«h'« and war-like Intention'! uluch 1, frighten them If they really be tlievfjibat, then they ^111 want the f protection thn tliese proposals (mJfordV" t? •• «< i i ; ,. Y>sJiln*kj Tikes Floor f Yishlnsky Immediately took the floor on ; a point- of .order and astounded delegates by declaring i Russia favored some of the' points In the sweeping program. He added. however, that there would have to be ; many amendments and altera tions. Most observers had expected out; right Soviet opposition. Dulles. In a radio interview later. i «ald speculation , about Vishlnslty's ' motives f.or his latest stand might ^•"dangerous" or "unkind." "I always think one should hope for the best, and fear Ihe worst. particularly In the case of Mr. Vi- shinsky." said .Dulles, Opposition Not FeaMblr. : British Minister of State Kenneth D. Younger, sitting next to : Vishinsky In the crowded commit :ee room, suggested that outright Russian opposition might seriously have alienated world public opinion. "Hostile criticism of this resolu- ion could only come from (hose .'ho seek to cloak aggression and oppose making the U.N. strong for peace," he said. Many diplomats echoed this feeling They speculated that Vlshln- iky had not dared to oppose openly my proposal whose aim was world peace. They pointed out that Soviet propaganda pictures Russia as the great sponsor.of world peace and the Western world as "warmongers.' They felt,, however, that the So- •fet foreign minister might try to t'ater down the plan, or change its neaning by» series of. amendments. Real Bottleneck Failed To Halt the Growth Ot This Sweet Potato A bottleneck didn't stop * sweet potato grown In the garden planted and tended by Walter Goforth, 128 Johnson Row, and his son. Paul. A broken-off bottle neck turned up next to the potato when it was planted. The potato, however grew right through the bottleneck. ' "••..••> Result: a potato that looks like a ring-neck pheasant sitting down_ —with a glass finf About Ib'KeckT Council Meeting Delayed a Week The October session of the City ; council, scheduled to be,held to' night, has bceri' postponed unti next Tuesday night, it was announced yesterday arternoon. No reason " was "given for postponement of the council .meeting. Weather Arkansas forecast: Fair and a lit- tie warmer this afternoon and to- night. Wednesday partly cloudy cooler northwest portion. Miss««rl forecast: Generally fail tonight and Wednesday; warmei , southeast, cooler northwest tonight; slightly cooler east and south Wednesday; low'tonight. 40-45 northwest, 45-50 east and south- high Wednesday 70-75. Minimum this morning—47. mum yesterday—78. : et today—5:32, Sunrise tomorrow—6:02. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—53.M. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—62.5. Normal mean temperature for October—63.4. This Dale L»st Tear Minimum this mornirig—69. Maximum yesterday—90. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date 4*.0«. - ' ' • ' ' 104 Pages inM id-Century Edition Here is your Mid-Century ti^ff^^ffff^f^^^^mm^fmfma^mutii:^ ....i. ... Here js your Mid-Cejiturj Edition of the Blytheville Courier News ... Filled with stories and pictures reviewing the history of Blytheville, Mississippi County and Southeast Missouri, this is the biggest edition ever published by the Courier News. It contains 104 pages, and also !s believed Ui be the largest single edition ever published by a newspaper in the surrounding Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri area. It contains six sections—the regular news section and five others devoted exclusively to a long look backward over the history of this area during Ihe past 50 years. Virtually every'story was gathered and written by members of the Courier News six-man staff. It represent.-; the most prodigious editorial task ever undertaken by this newspaper. Each copy of this Mid-Century Edition weighs a pound and » half, posing a distribution problem for the Circulation Department. Work on this special edition began in early July and WBS completed today with the printing of the main news section. Flrurei Show Slu A clearer idea of the editing and printing task Involved In publishing the Mid-Century Edition can be ob- laincd from figures on the various materials that went into It. To print the 7,500 copies of Mid- Century Edition, nearly seven ton» —13.950 pounds to be more exact— of newsprint were fed through th« Courier News 20-page press. This U .the equivalent of more than 90 miles of ' 34-lnch-wide newsprint- enough to stretch in a straight lin« Jrom BJviheville to Forrest City The Mid-Century,,EditlonV: rioh"- :see MID-CENTURY'M p»f« it Music Group Begins Membership Drive Nearly 170 persons were on hand at Hotel Noble last night'to attend the kick-of( banquet for Blytheville civic Music Association's annual campaign. The Association's drive was officially opened today under the direction of Mrs. Dick White, campaign chairman, and Mrs; Harold Davis, co-chairman. Keynote speaker at last night's Mirror Room dinner was Dr Alfred Vise. Dr. Vise traced the growth of Cvic Music Association in BIytlie- Bank Robbery Suspect Held Jonesboro Officers Question Floyd Reed In Shreveport, La. JONESBORO, Ark., Oct. 10. MV- Deputy Prosecutor Bill Pcnlx said today that Floyd Ray Reed, a mental hospital patient with a grnHge against banks, may have been the man who robbed a Jonesboro bank last May 17. Reed, ,- native of DeWitt, Ark., who has escaped three times from the Fort worth, Tex., U. S. Public Health Service Hospital, is being held at Shreveport. La., where officers say he has admitted taking $12,000 In a holdup there Oct. 4. Penlx- talked to Reed in Shreveport Saturday. He said the war veteran, who has been held mentally Incompetent, did not admit that he robbed the Peoples National Bank In Jonesboro. but gave many Indications that he may have been the lone gunman who took S18.700 from two tellers at the Jonesbcro bank. Penix. Craighead County Sheriff W. y. Nash and FBI agents were conferring today on what further steps to lake In the investigation. vllle, recalling the organizational meeting which was attended by a mere half-dozen persons. • ! 'It i,s with pride," he said, "that we look back over the past two years and count the number of enjoyable musical occasions this group has brought to the people of this community." In outlining the purposes of the organization, Dr. Vise said "it I; not only gratifying to bring musli for our own enjoyment, but it is especially rewarding to see so many of our young people attend and appreciate this music. "It is well that our children learn that music can be enjoyable and educational..,that It can bring entertainment for purposes other than dancing." Kelps Young- ,Artists Civic Music Associations, in Blytheville and elsewhere, he said, have "'«> helped young artists in their climb to recognition. "The artist needs the auoience... and the audience needs the artist." he said and pointed out that several young performers who made appearances here have since been successful In concerts before metropolitan audiences. R. A. Porter, president of the association, acted as master of ceremonies and introduced officers of the organization including Mrs, While who expressed her gratitude to her volunteer workers and introduced divisional chairmen. The meeting was climaxed by A. Wales Williamson, representative ot Civic Concert Service, who explained methods of handling membership solicitations. The Association will be shooting at last year's goal which was Just short of 1,000 members. No memberships will be sold In the Association after the Saturday deadline. A membership entitles persons to attend the three to five concerts which are held each year. Yank Cavalry Hits Strong Opposition Just North of 38 •f »EI,MAN MOR1N • »i' . TOKYO, Oct. lO.lXAF)-South Koreans ciplur.d-th. pme Red Koreans port an;l arsenal city of Wousan' today after smashing the If^viWl, opposition* they have encountered above Parallel *38.\ ' To the southwest, U.'S. Fust Cavnlry foot troopers lan into fierce resistance just noith of 38. The cavalry's advance with tank,* -artillery and air support was slow«d~~ to a crawl against log pillbox positions set up befoie the war. ThU Is Ihe line the Communists' Insisted was for "defense" but which was used as starting blocks for the Red Invasion of South Korea June 25. Industrial Wonsmi, « city ot 1SO,- 000 people on the Sea of Japan coast, is the first major Communist-ruled center taken by the Republic'6( Korea's (ROK) llbeiallon foices on their 10-dny-old sally Into the northern Red country. / Wonsnn Is about ID'S miles north of 38 and 95 miles almost'due east of the Communist capital, Pyongyang. H was the center of oil refining In Korea before, repealed B-2S stilk.es smashed its Industi lal faculties The port has one of the 'beat rmlural ui*~>. r-, ._,.,.. —Courier N'cws F'hoto th HIGI| - SUcked ht s" 1" the Courier News' paper storeroom prior to delivery were thc<e conies of h Mid-center, Edition that reached your dcor.lep ihU af.crnooi, On top of one of the t ^ , £, d n ' ns room cicrk ' wh ° ts —*." 1 * harbors in the country. A peninsula Jutting northward on WonsanVeast sfrte was once » Japanese n»»al air station. / J i Woman w>« Re<l-P«n<llle« 'Woiisan had been red-p«pcllle<l t snid Communist piisonen ^ a place where North Korean foices hoped to mnke R mnjor delense effoi't But it (ell aftei day and night fighting, street by street, before the rapidly advancing liberators. Snipers and sonlr heavier gun teams 'remained to be cleaned out before'the city I, McuVtf J A!I(f<i a1> fleers thought the mop-up would bt complete some lime Wednesday 4 * This would permit a start on shap- ng iijj the harbor »nd captured alr- lort for use qiitrkly. The port r »as' •eported .so per cent Intact' after Allied bombings e»rltei,ln the wr.' On the westcrn'.epd of Ihe 120- nlle Iratllefront, the Reds stalled the first • cross-border smash of American troops along a 25-mile Iront near Ktiesoiig Ked. Blunt ROK Drive Twenty thousand other Red Korean forces blunted the ROK drive in the center of the peninsula about live miles north of the border. While fighting raged all along the Red Korean battlcfront, nn Allied Irnn.sport plane /lew a loud-speaker over Isolated Tied pockets, calling for surrender. It promised fair and humane trentincnt. •'• i The Red high command has ignored the ultimatum. But Communist troops were surrendering in Increasing numbers that have swelled the Allied prisoner bag to more Uiun 55.000. 13-Band Parade to Open Cotton Contest A tola! of 12 floats and j 3 bands are scheduled ... ., — '- ••""- •• 10 umm.l <lie KUIICUU U(l 10 ar>Ue;il' tl Ulp nimrle. Tlun- afternoon that will launch the ilth National Cotton Picking CoiUcst aclivitie's here. to ani'ear in the parade Thursday The parade is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. and will lorm on East Main street near the Robinson Gin. It will mote wast on Main Street to Fifth and then turn north to Walnut, On Walnut, the parade will move east to the Tom A. Little Park at Walnut and First, where It will end. All the floats In the parade will be of a decorative nature and no float entries of a commercial type have been accepted. A tout of $300 In cash awards will be presented the three bands who give the best performance In the opinion of a panel of judges. First place winner will receive S150, while the second-place band will be given S100 and third-place winner $50. Cotton Picking Contest officials also announced today plans for the annual street dances to be held Thursday nighu The sn-eet dances for whites will be staged on Railroad Street between Walnut and Chickasawba. A hill-billy band- Pappy Stewart and His Family— and a dance band from Carbomlalc, 11!.. will provide Die liiuslc. The Negro street dance will be held on Fifth Street between Main and Ash. A Negro band from Memphis will play. Both dances will start at 8 p.m. They are staged by the Roosters Club, an alumni group of the Junior Cbnmber of Commerce, which sponsors the Cotton Picking Contest. A former champion and last, vent's winner in the Women's Division have entered Ihls year's contest. Eugene Shlnault. who captured the title In both 1946 and 1948, Is cur- Semo Leads in Marine Band Ticket Orders C....IU.... _1 •*!, , *. .'..... ^ ^^^ ^^^ ^"^ *^ Southeast Missouri led areas early this week in ticket orders for the United States Marine Band concerts which will be held here Tuesday afternoon and night. Other orders for several hundred tickeis, both student and adult, were received in the office this week Orders for several hundred tickets, both student and adult, were received in ihe office this week from various Missouri towns. other orders have been received from Mississippi County commun- The U. s. Marine Band U being other brought to Biylheville by the Courier News, All proceeds from its two concerts here will go to the Blytheville High School band. Blylhevllle Band Mothers Club Is handling ticket sales for the affair, although tickets may also be obtained from the Courier News business office. The band will play two concerts at American Legion War Memorial Auditorium Tuesday. The afternoon concert, which Is to begin at 2:30, will be primarily for school children. Band director Major w. F. Santelmann will nar- rate this special concert. He has been lauded In other cities for the manner In which he explain various selections to children Student tickets will be sold for this performance for 60 cents. General admission will be Jl.20 for adults at the afternoon concert There will be no reserved seats »t this concert. The evening concert will begin 8:15 and jlll see the band In its full dress uniform. No student tickets will be sold lor this performance. General admission tickets will be sold for $1.80. A limited numbr.r of reserved seats are available for the evening concert. They arc J2.40. Tuesday will mark the first appearance of the Marine Band In Mississippi County and Its only appearance In this area during Its current concert tour. Every president since George Washington has heard the famous mllllary band play, other notables who have attended Marine Band concerts Include the King and Queen of England and former Prlmt Minister Winston Churchill. — ^_ Russia Charges U.S. Jets Strafed Soviet Airfield ' v'Xi% ?t '' Official R«jiicts Not* Ailcing 'Punishment' , For Responsible Gl's -. MOSCOW. Oct 10' MPJ—Ruui* chmged today that E»o American i fighter, planes sttafed'ind dam- aped » Soviet airfield neiir (he key Siberian seaport', of Vladivostok lust Sunday, , • ,, .. (In, TOkyo, Mi.offlclaJJJS'Air Force spokesman jjld.he In "unable to, comment it thliHnw" Ml thi Riiwlari assertion) ^ «• : ' ^A Russian protest not* F»» preferred to US. MtnlsUr-Ooim- Mllor ' Walnorth Harbour' la* night by Soviet DepUlj PWreign Minister Andrei s Gromykd 1 Th« note placed tne Incident «2 mlta ijorth o( the SoYiet-Koresn bot- ^er,' * . $^ r J- T *' It* demtnded "itrfet 'p^tniih- ment"^ for ,the "responsible personnel" anrrAmerlcan assiirancea RgnlnsL such Incidents In" the lu- ture * •> Thr note Mid two ~P-to Shooting istar Jets machrnegurin«<ran airfield In Sukhaya RecHka area 'at'4'17 pm (local time) Sunday. Sukhayu Rcchka Is', across Novlk' Bay from Vladivostok and about IS miles southwest ot that Important Siberian rail and ihlpping terminus "As a result of the fifing, damage was inflicted on airdrome equipment," the nole declared It made no mention of casualties. Barbour declined to accept the note on the grounds the protest .was * matter for the United Nations la handle. N. O. Cotton Oct. . Dec. . Mar. . May . July . Open High Low Noon .. 3082 .. 3!)65 .. 3948 .. 3920 .. 3860 .1387 3918 3D52 3!>34 3S69 3940 3925 3987 3B19 3825 3940 3942 3916 3891 3834 New York Stocks rciuly practicing picking cotton near Blytheville. Mrs. Arthur Bent- Icy of Gideon, Mo., the 1949 women's chnmp, will defend her title here Friday. The picking competition will begin nt 10:20 a.m. Friday. The main contest program will be present^ before Walker Park gramlstam Friday afternoon while the Judge arc selecting (he 27 winners who will share the $2.500 In prize money The following bands that will take part In the pnradc. and the names of the band directors, follow Blyihevllle High School D.tud, Robert Llpscomb; Jonesboro High School Band, Nick Rohoulich; Arkansas State College Band, Kenneth Appleton; Slkcslon. Mo.. High School Band. Keith Collins: Whitehaven, Tcnn. High School Band Robert Turnlpsced; Kcnnetl. Mo Municipal Band. Curtis Wilkisen; Rector High School Band. George Schrcincr; Dell High School Band. Edmund Anthony: Kciser lllnh School Band. Stan Bruce; StcclE. Mo.. High School Band John Harris- Chaffce. Mo., High School Hand. Oscar T. Honey; and the Millington, Tcnn.. Naval Air Station Band. The Osccoh. High School Band, directed by Herb Dauglierly, al.-o may Uke part In the parade. Noon Quotations: A T A; T Amer Tobncco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Wnrd N Y Central ' Int Harvester J C Penney Republic Slcel ... Radio Socony Vacuum ... Studebakcr Standard of N J .. Texas Corp Scars U S Steel Southern Pacific ... 150 3-8 67 1-2 35 .1-3 43 3-8 80 3-4 ... 134 New York July Open High Low Noon 3900 3995 3923 3!).V) MBS ,1992 3950 3958 ...... 3960 3967 M22 3935 3940 3944 3900 3310 3878 3886 3838 3850 .11 3-4 05 41 35 1-8 86 1-8 75 1-8 52 1-2 40 1-8 Pickup Truck Destroyed in Dynamite Blast A half-ton pickup truck owned by the Limbaugh Construction Company of Kennett. Mo., was demolished near Horncrsvllle, Mo., yesterday morning when two and one-half cases of dynamite being transported in the truck suddenly exploded. No one was Injured by the explosion, the Dunklln County Sheriff's office In Kennclt said, but Ihe truck was "literally blown to pieces." At the time of the explosion the truck was stopped a spokesman for Ihe sheriff's office said, and no one wa.s near it. The Dynamite was being used to blow tree stumps along a drainage ditch bank near the Arkansas-Missouri state line. The Kennett r.on- slructlon company holds a contract for the clearing of the ditch, the sheriff's office report said. Cause of the explosion Is unknown. Soybeans Nov Jan Men May High 33514 23914 242% 245 Low 233?. 238 ',1 Noon 234 li 238H 241 243 U Arkansas Cotton Crop Takes Turn ior Better, CRS Says LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 10. M>>—The Crop Reporting Service said today the Arkansas cotton crop is turning out better than expected on som.' farms and the quality of lint is Improving somewhat. The Agriculture Doparlmenl crop forecast yesterday estimated th« I3.W Arkansas crop at 1,090,000 bales, R crop of 10,000 bales from tht Sept. 1 estimate, and 33 per cent smaller than the 1949 crop. Agriculture statistician Miles McPeek said today that acreage in rotten this year Is down one third under 1949 "but heavy applications of fertilizer and use of the best fields for cotton would have resulted i.: n larger crop If InsccU and unfavorable weather had not c»us«d such serious damage." The weather has been relatively favorable so far this month, »»- t<r rainfall, about 61 per cent heavier th«n usual In September, d*. layed opening »nd pickinj.