The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 28, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 28, 1950
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TUESDAY, FEBRUAY 28, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Nationalists Warn All Vessels Of Air Danger Near Blockade Statement Given After Strafing of Jwo U. S. Ships py Spt'ncer Moosa TAIPEI, Formosa, Feb. 28. (/!')— In the wake of new attacks on two American merchantmen. National 1st China warned today that all ships trading with the Chinese 1 Communists are subject to ulr assault. The pioneer Dale of the United Stales Lines and the Plying Clipper of the Isbrandtsen Jjine were bombed and strafed by unidentified planes yesterday off Tsingtao in Communist .north China, The bombs missed. Bui both ships were peppered by machinegun fire. One sailor was injured. Chinese Nationalist a i r force headquarters did not say its planes attacked the American ships but admitted they raided the Tsingtao area. In response to foreign reports that the two ships had been fired on, headquarters issued this statement: •'Nationalists are, determined to carry out the government's port closure policy and therefore any and every ship which steams into a closed area is liable to air attack." Hlodiacle Declared In June The Nationalist declared a blockade—they call it "port closure" to avoid giving the Reds belligerent status—on part of the China coast last June. It was expanded as the aj^nmunist armies .swept over the .SRitrv. Now It covers all mainland Pennsylvania Miners Buy Drinks, Fare Better than Other Coal Areas 'Leapin' Lizards!' Leopard Lends Luster to Life of Oklahoma City Gags JOHNSTOWN. Pa., Feb. 28. («')—* Central Pennsylvania's 40,000 union coal miners are faring belter than, their brothers in other coal producing districts. They have been on strike just three weeks. Before that they regu- American, British, Panamanian and Portuguese ships have run a- fonl of the blockade. Some have beeh under air attack. Soine have been shelled by naval craft. Others have been seized But none of these incidents occurred as far north as Tsingtao. Tins port has been used regularly by blockade runners in lieu of Shanghai on which the Nationalists have kept a close watch. Previous attacks on American ships— all isbrandtsen vessels—have occurred off tiie Yangtze river approach to Shanghai. Coincidenlally with the news of attacks on the pioneer Dale and Plying Clipper, the U. S. State Department disclosed the Nationalists never have replied to a pro'rst on the shelling of the Plying Arrow. The Flying Arrow was hit by a Nationalist gunboat off the Yangtze Jaii. 8 while bound for Shanghai. She finally went lo Tsingtao under escort of an American destroyer. Tiie State Department said its protest noted the U. S. had in- fpymation showing "conclusively" {^.t the Plying Arrow whs attacked on the high seas—not in Chinese waters. It declared the Na, tionalist warship "resorted unnecessarily to armed force." The protest said the U. S. held tiie Nationalist government "fully responsible" and expected to receive assurance "such lawless at- tarks" would not be repeated. Neither the U. S. nor Britain rcconizes the Nationalist blockade, which has been supported mainly from air and naval bases on For•-, niosa and the Chnshaii islands Formosa, scat of the Nationalist ovennnent, is 100 miles off China's southeast coast. The Chushans are about 100 miles southeast of Shanghai. Radioed the Altarks The 8,281 ton pioneer Dale radioed she was attacked white approaching Tsiiigtao's breakwater. Capt. James F. Knowlton said his ship was "badly strafed" and there, was "one slight casulty" among his 50 crewmen. One bomb hit six lengttis astern, he said. The 8,192 ton Flying Clipper reported a "near miss" by a uonih and "numerous holes in the hull nd superstructure" from strafing shij> was attacked as site ap- oached Tsiiigtao's quarantine area, her master radioed. Tokyo representatives of both ships said the captains reported they were attacked by "planes." indicating more than one aircraft swooped down on each vessel. Bolh are proceeding to Kobe, Japan. . larly collected three-day-week pays —about $45. And the company slores are still extending crcdil. Where bills are large, the store limit the diggers to $2 a day. That doesn't permit luxury living but it doesn't allow anyone to starve, either. Accounts Run Overdue One manager of a company store estimated he had 1,000 overdue accounts amounting to over a quarter of a million dollars. That would make the average bill $250 but some run as high as S1500 Only a few nf the smaller stores have been forced to close. One store manager said his firm borrowec money to slay in business. , There Is. of course, hardship to- many of the mine patches that dol tile central Pennsylvania hills. Portage has -been particularly hard hit. Many mine youngster were going to school with empty lunch buckets until the Portag UMW local gave school official money to supply food for the nun gry students. The children were faithfully car rying the empty buckets so thei classmates would not suspect tha they had no food. The weather got so cold a fe' *4ew York Group Wants to Check Dn Dean Acheson days ago that a group of miners 1 one town asked a ,mine owner ft permission to dig for their own us —on the cuff. The owner refused. But the diners didn't freezi There usually is enough coal lyin around a coal mine to supoly an Industrious enough to search for in the slag piles and railroad track Most miners go out daily to pic up a sackful or bucket of coal. Brinks Still Available Taverns still seem to be dol business in most mine towns. Son observers have been startled to s idle diggers pull out five and ten dollar bills to buy drinks for the house. But one coal miner's wife at Cassandra, Pa., declared: "We're scraping the botton of the barrel right now*. We can't buy any clothes or replace any household goods. We Just keep hoping we'll find enough money for the next meal." Johnstown, center of the central Pennsylvania steel and coal industry, has been hard bit by the coal v.'nlfcoul. The head of Ihe Johnslown Traction Company estimates revenue on buses and trolleys has dropped thirty per cent since the coal strike started. ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 28. (AP) — he Republican - controlled New 'ork State Assembly wants Con- ress to investigate the U.S. Slate Department and "the competence nd loyalty" of Secretary of State can Acho.son, After almost three hours of Intcr- iarty wrangling, the assembly ap- iroved last night a resolution crlt- cizing Acheson for his declaration hat lie would not turn his back on dgcr Hiss, a former Stale Depott- nent employe. The resolution said that Acheson ndicated "a complete lack of understanding on his part of the dangers of Communism in this country." It added-. "This attitude assumed by the lead o! the Department of Stale is calculated to give comfort W other individuals who are disloyal to our government, some of whom may still be in the State Department. , . . Democrats claimed the resolution smacked of politics, and was a political punch at the administration of President Truman. However, 36 of them, including minority leader frwin Steingut, voted for It. The vote was 125-21. All 21 negative voles were Democratic. The resolution was introduced by Robert W. Pomeroy, Dutchcss County Republican, ft demanded a "thorough investigation of the State Department, its employes ,und personnel as well as the competence and loyalty of the Secretary ol State." The measure was sent to the State Senate for expected approval. Hy Saul Pfldmau OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 27. W) —This lown afraid of leopards? Naw! Since the India, leopard jumped out of Ihc pit. at the zoo Saturday tills town is filled with spotted gags and gimmicks. Ladle. r .' stores have dug into their old stocks to display leopard coats and weskits ,and advertised: "To be in style try a leopard skin." "There was the mother who phoned W. T. Loach, principal of Washington Grade School: "Mr. Leach, I understand they've culled off school. My Johnny says they don't want children on the street till they caleh that leopard." An enterprising restaurant ownei found some vclvct'clolh marked like a leopard and put patches on his menus. Oklahoma is constitutionally drj but those who like a little nip have concocted tent than "You know that leopard has Just signed up with John L. Lewis. He's -efusing to go back to the pit." new drink more pa- zombie. They call it a leopard because "one drink and you see spots." A secretary at the Oklahoma Gas and Etcctric Company commented to her boss today: "1 think anyone is silly to go out and try to get n glimpse of that leopard." She promptly sulked back to her desk as her boss informed her: "My wife and I were Ihc first ones out there." Gags? There-are a million of them, and even Milton Bcrlc wouldn't stoop to steal them. There's the guy that runs into u room yelling: "The leopard's spotted." They've even tied the leopard es- Treoty to Keep Niagara's Beauty WASHINGTON. Feb. 28. W—The United States and Canada signed yesterday a new 50-year treaty to safeguard the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls nnd increase power output of the Niagara River. The agreement calls for fixed minimum flow of water at all seasons and for engineering measures, to prevent tiie coastline from breaking iiwny and flattening; out the falls, and to distribute the flow of water evenly. All remaining water may bo diverted for power purposes and shared equally between the two countries. Placing (he diversion on a permanent legal foundation Is calculated to permit the "long overdue redevelopment of the power potential of the river" and Hit! generation of "far more energy" at the falls than now. Canada currently uses more of such water than this country, official? said. 'Eyewitness 1 Is Sought in Nurse Killing LITTLE HOCK, Feb. 28. </!>)—A newly-told story Indicating there might have been a witness to the 17-montli-olu staying of Betty Jane McCall has brought hope of a new trial to attorneys for her condemned slayer. Thomas Edwin Hlack is scheduled o be eleciroculcd on Marcn 10 or the fntiil shooting, Sept. 22, 1948. of Miss McCnll, n 25-year-old inrse at port Hoots Vele-ons Hospital near here. Up to now, there had been no nention of a possible witness, other Hum Black, to the killing, which occurred in a narked lulomoblle on a country road southeast of Little Separated Man and Wife Each Hires Bodyguard to Share Home with Them CHICAGO, fob. 28. Mt—Two bodyguards are keeping things peaceful In the Harry May home vhcrc he anil his wife, although of- 'iclally separated, continue to live. Koch, lint, snys Mrs. Louise Cox of an auto supply company and Colonial Hotel. cape up witli current events: the Fire Damages Clothing Store MALVERN, Ark., Feb. 28. <AP) — Damage estimated at $35,000 resulted when fire broke out in the attic of a clothing store here last night. Som $30,000 damage from smoke and water to the stock find fixture of Halton's neady-to-\Vear. Remaining loss was to the building. Firemen confined the flames to the attic. Little Rock, she was with Dlack and Miss McCall a short lime before the killing. And, she adds, there was a man known to her only as "Butch" still uitli the couplo when she left them, presumably nt the spot where Miss McCall wns hilled Taken yesterday to see Black u the Tucker Prison Farm deall house. Mrs. Cox said he the Ihu "Black" wlui drove an automobile in which she hitched a ride the night of the kilting. "Betty."—presumably Miss McCall—and "liutcti" also were in tlio automobile, she said. Black didn't remember her and didn't know "nutcli," Deputy Sheriff P. V llaynlc rciwrted. The deputy accompanied Mrs. Cox and the lawyers to Tucker. The bodyguards, circuit Jud^e been," Daniel A Itoberts was told yes-1 erday, are getting along wonderfully. "The bodyguards are very frlend- ;>'," Emmcll F. Byrne, attorney for Mrs. Audrey May, 35, told Judge Roberts. "They spend nil their time playing canasta." Byrne nskcd the court to order May, 41, out of the holism at 4300 South Ellis Avenue. Ho said Mny was a partner in two women's rcady-to-wcnr stores nnd liad on Income of $00.000 a year. Byrne said the Mays were married Aug. lit, 1940, officially separated Jan G but continued to live in the EHis Avenue home. They hnvc two children, Valerh, 9, and r'ameln. 5. He said May beat his wife last week and tile next day bronchi home a IxKlygimrd. The next day he said. _Mrs. May filed suit fin divorce and hired her own bodyguard. May asked a continuance, explaining Ills attorney wns out nf the city. He'said he hired the nuriy- guard iKcausc ho was afraid i\nd couldn't sleep without some protection. Byrne asked the court to order May out of Ihu house "promptly." Judge Roberts continued the hearing to March 8 without order- In^ May to leave. "I suggest." the Judge said, "that you keep both detectives, let them play canasta, and try (o bo as peaceable as your detectives have Tne United Naltous estimated the vorlii's blind population at 1,000,000 — nearly the population o£ New York City. A rainfall of one inch in 15 minutes is regarded as a serious soil erosion danger. Li/W MOA First Time Ely. THE Education of Ihe blind In Asia Is handicapped because of a wide variety of Braille-type systems In each language area. After 11 hot il:iy Lit home \YIicn all you can (In is moan l.onil up the family as they nrt: Come nut anil enjoy nicivlcs mulct ilie stars Wulcli for Details IT PAYS YOU To Keep Vour Shoes In GOOD REPAIR T€RS HOC SHOI taM fl J N ST. The IF. S. Soil Conservation Service says tlmt if a two-inch rain were dumped on a field at once it would raise seven inches of sol' three, feet into the nir. Eye-Witness Gives Account Editor's Note: T \\ f. fallowing eye-witness account is Ihc first direct word from Tslnglac on attack on two American ships Uicre. The dispatch, frum the captain at one of the attacked vessels, wus filed to all major American news services.) By Captain D E. Nohlc Muster of the Pacific Far Kast [.hies Ship New AVorld Victory (Distrihrtcd Ily Tiie Associated Press) ABOARD 'I' H E NEW WORLD VICTORY IN TSINGTAO, China Feb. 28. — At noon Feb. 27, three Nationalist planes appeared ove Tsingtno and after circling the city dropped a stick of hombs over th industrial area and near the loca power plant. Then heading out over the dock and ha rbor, Lh ey dove on t w American ships at anohor am dropped bombs nnd strafed .same— the Pioneer Dale and Flying Clip per. These ships immediately put sea although the planes did bomb the dock area where vessel was loading. The planes dis appeared about i p.m. Two planes seemed to be ol th P-51 type and the third a tv. engined aircraft of unidentifie type. The bombs dropped we; small. Business was resumed BS usu after the raid. Fire Sweeps Block In West Virginia WHEELING, W. Va., Feb. 28. 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