The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 13, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 13, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT MKU/SDAIWD r\m M«IK>T<WW » •* »„., . VOL. XLVI—NO. 176 BlythevilU Dally Neva Mlsslsaippl Valley Leader BlyUMVll!* Courtor Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTMAOT ARKANSAS AUD •OUTMA0T UIMOUMI BIA'THEVILI.E, ARKANSAS', FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1950 TWELVE PAGES BINGLB COPIES FIVE CENTS 100 Entrants Seek Title Cash As Cotton Picking Event Opens Former Champs 2H?'j Challenge Speed Of Title Holders THEY'RE OFF—An even 100 entrants In (lie 1 lib*'annual National Cotton Picking Contest moved quickly out into the field (above) at the'crack'of the .starting gun at 10;20 this morning. They worked till Hutchinson Meets With County Farm .Bureau Committee Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Knox T. Hutchinson told leaders of the Missisippi County Farm Bureau today that he would report their hostile reaction to limited cotton exportation to Secretary of Agriculture Brannan immediately. —Courier News Photo noon, In quest of a 51,000 grand prize, Winners, however, weren't schc-' riuled to be announced until about 4 p.m. today. Allies Bombard Red Supply Line TOKYO, Oct. 13. ( A P)— Thirty-seven bombarding war- snips, bouth Korean ground forces and Allied planes hacked away today at Red Korean supply lines from Soviet Siberia on the blasting new northeastern coastal fighting front. Mr. Hutclilnson, who was principal speaker at the National Cotton Pic.k- Inj Contest at Walker Park this afternoon, said he would send Secretary Brannan, by wire, a copy of the farm Bureau Cotton Committee's resolution condemning limited cotton exports today. He also promised county farm leaders, in a meeting which was closed to the press, that he would cbntncl Secretary Brannan by telephone today concerning ihe-malter. •5 Those who met with Mr. Hulchin- •on This morning -included Stanley 'anoid "Armorel co chairmen of the Farm Bureau's Cotlbh Committee: Clay Avies R H Robinson, H C ^mpprnbergfr Cfj^, Tm^ftoug, ^f, <• r SJcDanlel B d^t»tal »a4 John '? Cr » ln tot* :. iMut-l'- Prior to the me*t*ig the "arm • Bureau committee drafted a re*o- 'uitmn slatmB that the limited cot ton export plan would mean flnan clal ruin for farmers who alreadj ha\e short crops on a reduced acreage.' * Crrniplaintii Listed Tne resolution further states "These restrictions . . . only benefit the domestic spinner by placing him In position to virtually «et the price on raw cotton required to fill his commitments already booked through the-first quarter of .195!, and gives no consideration whatever to the farmers' high cost of production. "It Is also felt that due and proper consideration is not being given to our meager export markets, which have taken fully 15 years to rebuild and if they are to be destroyed in' one simple directive, cotton farmers will not Increase their acreage next year merely to create domestic surpluses, "Farmers know . . . they can't »row cotton profitably without export markets and if these markets are lost at this time they will never be regained." . Spokesmen for the local group said after the meeting that they pointed out that Mississippi valley ^cotton this year is especially suitable for export. Missco at Disadvantage "It is largely an export crop this year," one planter stated. "We have much spotted cotton from the rains This cotton can best be handled by foreign mills which have cheap :labor available for Its processing. "The domestic mills probably won't take much of this damaged cotton," he said. : Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported other fireworks in connection with (he Agriculture Department ruling which has raised the ire of cotton fanners. In Tupelo, Miss., Rep. John E. Weather Arkansas forecast: rair this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. No Rankin said today he would try to have Secretary Brannan impeached if the order limiting cotton exportation is not lifted. : Secretary Branhan should resign now, Representative Rankin said and added that he expected to tile impeachment charges as soon as Congress reconvenes "if Mr. Brannan does not revoke that crazy order at once." In Washington. President Truman opened the way for importation of 7.500,000 pounds of extra long staple (Egyptian type) cottpn, by Jim. 31. In making the announcement, it was pointed out thab the action was taken to up cottnn,nmports because of growing government concern a\m P^gibie cottgij.ferfry^ ^| tfuinan Fjying To Parley Sile MacArthur to Meet President in Pacific Tomorrow HONOLULU. Oct. 1.1. (IF, _ President Truman landed at HIckam Fltld aboard the Presidential plane Independence a t 1:16 a.m. today (HUB p.m. KST) on the si-con <\\ tf O f his historic journey to m«( General MacArthur. HONOLULU, Oct. 13. (AP) — White House officials disclosed today that President Truman will confer tomorrow with General Douglas MacArthur at a point west of Hawaii. F.V1R Important temperature changes. Jllssonrl forecast; Mlr ton)slu ?™th '"if* ?' amer casl - anrt sou h Portion; low tonight 55-60 Awcsl, 52; hi(,h Saturday 83-90. v Minimum this morning—«7. Maximum yesterday—81 Sunset today—5:28. Sunrise tomorrow—6-05 Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a m today—none. Total since Jan. i—53.45. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—64. • Normal mean temperature for ; .October—63.4. V This 'pn.te L»sl Year* ..' Minimum this morning—«: '..'• Maslmun • c:l-rd?y ~;B ' ' ... Precipitation Jan. l to Hilt date ENROUTE TO HAWAII WITH PRESIDENT TRUMAN, Oct. 13. (AP)—President Truman flew out over the Pacific toward Hawaii in good weather today enroute to hts momentous conference with General MacArthur. The high strategy meeting this weekend on the Korean conflict and .Asian communism generally was expected to be somewhere beyond Honolulu. Presidential Secretary. Charles G. Ross said the site of the widely- heralded meeting with Geu. MacArthur will be made known' to re porters Friday, probably for publication. Presidential partv members havi been saying the meeting will be held at Wake Island. It will cover the final phases of United Nations actions in Korea, including reconstruction and rehabilitation of the war-torn country, and strategy to counter Increasing Communist threats in the Far East, including the menace to Indochina. Met Wilh Bradlt.r Mr. Truman left on the Independence at .1-13 a.m. (BSTi from F.iirficld-Siiisun Air Force Base, 60 miles east of San Francisco, aftc a brief conference with Gen. oma. Bradley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and other members Scr TRUMAN on Paje 11 N. O. Cotton Oct. , Dae. Mar. May July Open High I/>w 1:30 .. 3855 3865 3835 3835 .. 3850 3891 3836 3845 .. 3«4 3885 3833 3851 .. 3826 3876 3820 3830 .. 3776 3«21 3769 3781 New York Cotton Dec. ...... Mar. ... Open High Low 1:30 3838 5915 3*3* 3*59 38^0 3914 3855 3862 ssfin 39CS 3332 3867 3837 3690 3835 ,TM8 , mat mt m rm was no evidence of William Joriien reported the South lllKimir In.lrlll*.. _ I _____ *r- _____ . . . .. "'* ukflllll There ...... in Allied amphibious landing along Ihe heavily bombarded coast. But the South Korean Infantry (ROKS) made it a three-ply attack with an unexpected thrust north from captured Wonsan, port on the Sea of Japan. :<Red Korea's Premier Kim II Silng was quoted by the Chinese Communist radio as acknowledging Wednesday: "Now our motherland is in a very dangerous position." it appeared to be his frankest admission that his Russian- sponsored regime faces defeat. Previously he was defiant. The Red China broadcast was heard in San Francisco.) ., ^-v Expected to swing west across the peninsula toward the Red'-capital, Pyongyang,-'the ROKS'hit straight up (he coast iiislead.'-.'Across the „ nufcjlp ^Allied drives toward Py- •n«T»ng r mo\ed steadily ahead — |utlflfthllng was 'tougher. . '-'ROKS Near Coast The r ROKS were 120-odd miles from the 130-irilta-long northeastern coastal strip where the United Nations bombp.rdrneiit fleet led by the battleship Missouri poured fire ind ,' ^, ashore Thorsday and Friday in continuing big gun and carrier plane assaults. The ROK troops were powerfully supported by fighter planes and the U.S. cruiser Rochester, a detached unit of the roving heavy bombardment fleet. To map high strategy on what appears to be the final phases of the Korean war. General MahAr- thur prepared to leave Tokyo early Saturday for his weekend Pacific rendezvous with President Truman. President Truman svas flying across the Pacific to the meeting place—believed to be Wake Island. Three-Mile Gain Reported On Korea's east coast, ground fighting front. AP Correspondent Koreans pushed three miles north of Wonsan Friday against light resistance. Fighter planes and artillery smashed ROKS. Jorde Hed pockets ahead of the said intelligence officers predicted stubborn resistance south of the next objective they listed— the big chemical center of Ham- hung and Hnngnam, 50 miles north of Wonsan. Hungnam Is one of the world's largest producers of ammonium sulphate. Plants at nearby See KOREA on p»*e lz Blytheville's 11 lh Annual National Cotton Picking Contest got off to R fast start tliis morning with an even 100 contestants matching their talents for the coveted $1,000 first prize. Included In this total of title aspirants were 60 contestants from Arkansas, 27 from Missouri, 10 from Tennessee, two from Mississippi and one from Louisiana. Heading the list of entrants wai 22-year-old Edrt Anderson, the Oob- ler. Mo., (armboy who snnrcd first phice honors both last year and In 1947. In addition to the defending champ other former champions in today's contest Include, • Eugene Shinaillt, winner In 194 6and 1948, and Wesley Buck of Horneisvillc Mo., (he 1943 champion. Defending her title won last year In the Women's division was Mrs. Aiithur Benlley of Gideon, Mo. This year's number of entrants was about half that of contests held during the past four years. This was believed due to the lute crop causing many potential entrants lo stay at work In the fields to make up for start of the picking season. Snnford | Shelton and William Young are co-chairmen of this year's event. The sponsoring Junior Chamber of Commerce was offering »2,500 in Hershey Urges Drafting hf18-Year-OI<d Youths Selective Service Director B. Hershey wants to put 18-year- olds in uniforrri'as.a ?/ay to avoid drafting veterans. He estimates there are 10000000 youths in the 18-26-year-old group who would be "a very ricti: source of manpower" lor the armed services. Youths of 18 are now required to register for the draft but cannot be inducted until they ari 19. the bottom age for Induction: Hershey made his suggestion In a talk to a luncheon meeting of the American Veterans Committee and said it is a problem that Congress eventually will have to face. "If you can sell an 18-year-old draft," he told the AVC, "World War II veterans would be wholly exempted." Veterans who served at least 90 days during the actual war period are now exempt. Deferment C. of C. Turns Out Brochure Extolling City of Blytheville The Chamber of Commerce's Blytheville brochure—an eight-page folder extolling the virtues of the city-was rolling off the presses today. Compilation of an informative and graphic presentation of Blytheville's advantages lor industrial prospects was one of the first Jobs tackled by the Chamber's 1950 board of directors. The brochure depicts Blj-tlicviilc as a town of ample recreational facilities, modem schools and churches, and an adequate labor supply- all of which, the brochure points out, makes for happy living in Blytheville. On the cover is smiling, former high school drum majorette Louise Sullivan. The folder Is largely pictorial with just enough written Information to explain the pictures. The Chamber has ordered approximately 5,000 of the brochures which win be ready for distribution next week. who served at least 12 months between Sept. 16, 1940 and June •24. :S4B, when the present" draft ^ law went into, effect. " .,'•' Hershey previously had estimated there are about 2,710,000 veterans In the deferred category. At the time he gave that figure to a Congressional committee last month, he said that might be necessary to remove restrictions on the Inductions of veterans under 26 years of age, the top draft age. Harrison, Young Take Over Form Implement Firm Ray Harrison and Johnny Young have taken over the Oliver farm Implement agency formerly held by Glin Harrison and the firm is now open for business, officials of the new company announced yesterday. The new business Is located at 416 East''Main, and was formerly occupied by the Frazicr Bus Lines and the Modinger Tire and Sales shop, it will be known as the Farmers' Implement Co. The former owner's place of the business was located on East Ash. Bo£h Mr. Harrison and Mr. Young w-ere born and raked in the BJythc- vllle vicinity and their main occupation prior to entering the implement business was farming. Mr. Harrison also was in the trucking business at one time. At the present time Mr. Harrison makes his home In Blytheville while Mr. Young resides near AT- morel, where he operates a [arm. The company plans to olfcr for sale all types of Oliver larm implements and parts. —Courier News 1'hulo MINMNG FI.OAT-Thls float, entered by Blytheville Girl Scouts, won the ?150 first urire in the National Cotton Picking Contest parade here yesterday t*u«j,. . i/cs to the winners In an Open Division and the Women's Division. The best picker 65 years of age or older will receive a special prize of $50 as will Die best picker under 13 years of age. Pickers and spectators begun assembling at the Walker Park grandstand early this morning, and rcg- islmlloti of contestants got under way at 8 o'clock. RIIS Hand on Hand The Blylhcvillc High School band under the direction of Robert Lips- comb gave a brief-concert at 9:30, and at 10 o'clock the pickers were given final Instructions by H. Rouse Harp. After receiving numbers and Instructions the contestants reported to the scene of the contest—a 60- acre cotton field Just east of Walker Park—nnd made final preparations for the start. Promptly at 10:20 the starter's gun was sounded, and the 1950 contest- nuts began their steady pace up the rows In quest of tht white "gold" and the prl^e money. The contestants remained In the field until noon, at which time the ' while harvest was assembled, judged and weighed to determine winners. The process of determining tha winners was expected to take most of the afternoon, but entertainment gnlorc awaited both contestants and 5|>ectatorfl during tht long judging period. , Bands Perform During the contest this morninjj See CONTEST on rare 12 , . . oung. In rear assistant manager of the PMA Cotton Branch area office in Atlanta who Is head of the trails °ch " SCry: W " llnm ^ C " adWkk "' ChCSWrC ' J °' m Ad ' :r0tt Of I — 1 "-' Robl » "' ""•» '' Cheshire am to the Britons; Jac contest committee. Da ' bl " hlrc ° f '' lvcrpix)l ' Co!cl " n " * R S ™' °" W " OSC l<illd the C ° ntC5t o^ce group that was host Chamblin, member of ih. Mississippi County's Doctors To Register for Draft Monday Miss Rose Saliba Mississippi County said this morning lier office will register nil Mississippi County medical doctors and members ol medical allied specialist categories un- clerk of the.dcr 50 years of age Monday. Bra ft Board! Miss Snllba said Mississippi County doctors and medical specialists DEFENDERS AND CHAU.KNGERS-aeeWng to Uke Bdd Andtar- soiu twice-won title away from him at the National Cotton Pfckin* Contest here today were these champion pickers. They m ,, C ft to right) J5u«en. Shl/uuH, who won to both 1M« md IMi- Un Arth -Co*,** Bentley of GWeon, Mo.. 1949 women's Division winner; Wesley Duck o( Horncrsvillc, Mo., the 1913 champion; and Jerry' Dluford. Pine »lu« Nesro, who won UM Arlcani** cotton Picking Cont«»t »t n n « BluK. who have not .vet reached so years of age are required to register lor the draft under a special pro;lama- tlon issued by President Harry Truman. By "members of medical allied specialist categories" Is dentists, optometrists, pharmacists and osteopaths. Miss Ssllba said. Registration of the medical personnel of the comity will be between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday. Miss Sallba said. (Sr-f related story on Fa^c 7) New York Stocks 150 69 35 7-8 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T ft T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola 128 Gen Electric \ 481-8 Oen Motors ., 52 1-4 Int Harvester ° 31 7-8 Montgomery Ward 6S N Y Central n 3-8 J C Penney 6 4 3-4 Sea « 523-4 Radio 183-4 Republic Steel 41 3-4 Socony Vacuum \ 241-8 Standard oJ N J as 7-8 Studebakcr '. 355-9 Texas Corp TJ U S stfel Dr. Taylor Hurt In Auto Mishap Taylor of Stcele serious condition to- Dr. B. L. reported in day snlfcring from injuries received late yesterday when the car ho was driving collided v.-j(h a trailer truck loaded with coal near Stcclc. Following the accident Dr. Taylor was brought to Wails Hospital here but Mils morning was transferred. Officials at German Funeral Home in Stccle this morning said Ihcy took Dr. Taylor to Campbell's Clinic in Memphis. Walls Hospital attendants said he was suffering from a fractured leg. lacerations to the eye and possible head injuries. According to Trooper Brooks of the Missouri State Police, who assisted with the investigation of Inn accident, the car driven bv Dr. Taylor crashed Into the side o! the coal truck's trailer at a county road Interjection five milts noith- "" °' Stcrkl - Tlle tnl< * vvas driv 43 3-41 m by Ra> wilson °< Stccle. officers | Dr. Taylor's car was demolished and the truck's trailer damaged heavily. Sgt.' H. F. Wickhafn. and Troopers J. M. Hickman and J. L. Petty of the Missouri Stale Police, assisted Trooper tlrooks. Soybeans F.O.B. Chicago) Southern Pacific Nov .......... Jan 40 1-s; Mar 60 S -81 May High 2321, 236'i 241 I :SO 232 23 7 h 239 239

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