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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 16, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NKW»PAPBR OT MORTWABT ARKANflA* AND •OUTMCAOT VOL. XLVI—NO. 178 Blythevllle Daily Newa Blytheville Courier UlMluippt Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1950 TWSLV1 PAGM SINGLE COPIES nri CMCM Cotton Belt Farmers Grouping to Battle ^Exports Shutdown MEMPHIS, Tenn., OtA. 16. (if>— With dollars «l stake, outiwed cotton belt fami groups are forming ranks to fisht the federal cl»mp- dowri on cotton expoils. A committee lormed here by tlie Midsouth Cotton Growers heads for Washington tomorrow or Wednesday to demand that the order limiting cotton exports to 2,000,000 bales through March 31 be lifted. —* The committee represents growers in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mls- ourl, Mississippi and Louisiana. And reinforcements are expected 'rom growers in Nevada, Arizona, California, Texas and New Mexico What set off the explosion? Money. Grower's figure the export cutback makes coicon more plentiful here, drives the price down ant takes dollars out of their pockets The Agriculture Department said the move was to safeguard the U Pink Boll Worm Check Is Made Agri Department Representatives Make Search Here U N Units Race North To War's 'Last Fight' Two repiesentalives of the United State. 1 ; Agriculture Department's Entomology and Q uara "tine Department of Texas are in Mississipr pi County today for a systematii search of cotton gins lot signs ol : possible pink boH worm Infestation In the county's cotton crop. Keith Bilbrey, county agent fo North Mississippi County said thi morning that the presence ol the; two USDA men In the county Ls no reason for alarm among the coun- ^}tj"5 farmers. Their search here, he ^said, is a routine precautionary measure as no pink V/oll worms have been reported In the county as yet. Mr, Bilbrey .stated that there are two reasons for the checking of cotton gins for signs of the boll •worm: U) because the Insects have been reported found in 19 additional counties in Texas this year and have migrated Into a few counties in Louisiana for the first time, and (7> because Mexican cotton pickers come inlo'thL* area every year from Texas where the boll worms have been reported and it is feared that »ome-of the Mexicans might have brought some oi the worms to Arkansas in their pick sack.s and in loose Texas cotton left In their pick '•-. /The State Plant Board. Mr. Bilto*S said, h»s established a check *t*tioh l »t Texarkana where the Mexicans mnrt their pick sacks are "thoroughly searched for pink ^.boll norm sljru The" two USDA machinery for- sc ^__ the-trash that comes out of S. cotton supply and make sure enough was on hand to meet an emergency, Growers Level Charge* But the cotton growers protes meet'tig nere yesterday charged the action was ordered by "higher tips' and was designed to help the con sumer at the expense of the grower Five congressmen from the Mid south area attended the here and added their voices to th demand for relief. cotton and can quiet detect .-bo)t worm si?ns if the insects are in Uht county In sny sizeable num.- bers, Mr. Bilbrey Aald- . : Dyer Resigns As St. Louis Cards Manager They were: Representatives Al bert Gore (D-Tenn), Paul Jones (l>Mo). Tom G, Abernethy U> MIss), E. C. Gathings (D-Ark) and Jamie L, Whitten (D-Miss). Whitlen, lo compromise p 1 a n .s suggested, contended the "simplest plan would be to J! the order set aside/' To Seek Concessions He- suggested the, committee "learn \vhat.was behind the order 1 ' and then try for concessions if outright revocation could not be hftri. lie said the export cutback might have been a device to depress' the price of cotton rather than lo supply the military demand. "If the military needs cotton," he said, "let them go Into the mai'ket and buy U. As it is, this action will hold'th& price down just ong enough to get Ihe producers' :otton at low cost, then nothing will hold - *nm Sltor "price of textiles, the cotti Rep, Gore. In stating that the order probably came from "higher up," told the committee it should call on Symington and ask "why the producers was not consulted? And whom did you consult?" "If this is an indirect means of stockpiling," he said, -"the whole nation ; and not just the farmer should bear the burden." Tom Baker, president of the Missouri Cotton Producers Associa- lion, presided at the protest meeting. Four Killed, 6 Hurt In Three Accidents Four persons were killed and six others injured, three seriously in a series of three automobile accidents in the county over the week-end * A Iruck-car collision on Highway 8 four and one-half miles west o Blytheville shortly after midm'gh Saturday, wiped out one-Half of an eight-member Dell Negro fami! and caused serious injury to thre other members of the family. Killed were Jame.s Jones, a, Ed na Jones, 12, William Jones. 6, an Mable Jones. 11. Injured were Henry Jones. :I9 his wife. Lavada Jones. 36. and t\\ other children. Pathola Jones. 1 and Jimmy Jones, age unknown. Henry, Lavnria and Pathola Jone are reported In serious condition Blytheville Hospital. The eight Negroes were all pa sengers in a 1936 model Ford whic was struck from the rear by trailer-truck driven by Howard Al thony, 31, of Leachvllle. Osceola Circuit Court Convenes 31 Cases on Docket For Criminal Term; Jury Panel Picked ST.,IOUIS; Oct. 16* (ffj—Eddie Dyer announced today that he will not be back fls manager o! the SI. Ixiuis Cardinals next year. . He is retiring Irom the Red Bird organization after 28 years to return to Houston, Tex., as an oil jirvri insurance inan. Dyer satd in a statement: "Realizing that a precedent has "been set with the St. Louis Card'm- vals whereby it is customary to change managers whenever the club has a disappointing year, I wan 1 to go" on record that I am not aj canrtidale tor the job oi managing 1 the Cardinals In 1951." Dyer*7ead his statement,at n press is conference, in the presence of Fred IJsaigh. the club owner, SaLgh did not say who uexl year's ni^iiAErer would be. Dyer took over a.s manager of the Cardinals in 19-16. went on to a . world series victory that year. Then he piloted the CirdmMs (o second place for the next thrc? > cars, and ^ in the season just ended i!"c RctI B'.rris dropped x to liftV\ plac.ei Mississippi Countlans who attended (he Memphis meeting yesterday included E. A. Stacy of Dell, Jim Grain or Wilson, H. "R Ohlendorf of Osceola and H. C. Knappen- terger and Jack,? 1 . Robinson, both of Blytheville. A criminal session of the Osceola District of Mississippi ciunty Circuit Court was convened at the Court House in Osceola. this morning by Judge Zal B. Harrison Blytheville. Most of the morning session was devoted to selection of a jury pane and Judge Harrison's charge to the jurors. Court recessed nt. noon with two cases set. for trial this afternoon when court reconvened a'L 1:30, Scheduled to be heard first was the trial for John D. Salmon, who is charged with grand larceny.. He Is accused of stealing a car belonging to BenUey ..Rhodes of Wilson, one of lrie'.'Jut'o?s''on the panel selected this morning. Scheduled to lie heard next the trial of Martha Wiley, charged with grand larceny for the theft of $400 from her employer, A. I Lewis. A tolal of 31. cases are listed on the' docket for the October term, including several held over from earlier - terms and appeal* from Municipal Court decisions. The docket includes the following other felony cases: Cesco Tetter, charged with assualb with intent to kill; Ustelta Daniels, murder; Margaret Dent, counts of accessory before and after the fact of first degree murder; Walter Taylor, murder; Franklin Kyle, murder; J. C. Petty, contributing to the de- —Courier News Phoio DKATH TRAP FOR FOIJK—The tangled pile of wreckage above is all that remained of a 19:16 model automobile Sunday morning after it was rammed Irom behind near Blytheville. Four Dell Negroes were killed in the accident and the truck driver is being held on a charge of Involuntary manslaughter. Charge Filed A charge of involuntary manslaughter was filed against Anthony this morning and his preliminary hearing was continued until Oct. 27 in Municipal Court. Bond was set at sl.OOO on recommendation of the prosecuting attorney. Slate-Trooper Don Walker, who investigated the accident, said that the car was "the worst torn-i I -have' ever seen The stripped completely away fr< chassis and was piled In ohf?t>ig' henp in a ditch. ' I The occupants of tlie car were strewn over the highway and its shoulder. Anthony was quoted by Walker as saying that lights from an approaching ear prevented him from seeing the Negroes' car. James, Edna and William Jones were killed Instantly and Mahle Jones died at Blythevllle Hospital yesterday afternoon. At the time of the accident, the c?ro family was believed to have >ecn returning to Its home from Blytheville. The trailer-truck driv- ;n by Anthony was returning to jCflchville after having hauled a :oad of cotton seed to a cotton gin. Kr RBLMAN MOMN TOKYO, Oct. 16. (AP) — Two Allied spearheads smashed today toward thg flatlatid approaches of Pyongyang in an armored raca for lh« Red Korean capital. Tlie last major battle of the war may be close at 'hand. There was a growing belief in Tokyo military circles that the war would end in a few weeks. Bui a long moppingr-up period may follow. Racing for the Red capital were the US. First Cavalry Division— the lint into Manila In World War II—and the South Korein First Division. The Americans battled .through stubborn resistance Monday In a 12-mile thrust lo sinmnV;, 4* air miles southeast of Pyongyang. The South Koreans, paced by American tanks, reached Suan, 40 al miles southeast of the Communis capital. Both forces were thrusting through North Korea's mountain backbon which shields Pyongyang on th south and east. But it was a tor and denied shield. Field reports Indicated the Fled remnants were crumbling rapidly. Resistance was fierce In spots, but sporadic. AP Correspondent Jack MacBelh, with the South Koreans, said they "broke Into B run" for Pyongyang after charging Into Suan, Strong Retlstanre Won The U. S. Cavalry trooper* ran Ho their toughest fight two miles norlh of Nanchonjom, about 10 miles ALLIED GROUND, AIR-SEA FORCES POUND REDS—United Nations spearheads today raced toward the capital city ol Pyongyang aloni the route* Indicated by arrows near Seoul and Wonsan. Markers (B) an* (C) indicate areu where Allied forden last T»«k pounded North Koream supply lines from Soviet Siberia.—(AP Wirephoto Map). F.lberl S. Johnson Elbert Johnson Opens Law Office Isaac New York Coftan linquency of a minor; Eddie McAroy. grand larceny. Orvillc Mclntasti, Incest; Hubert Cole, counts ot rape and contributing to delinquency oi a rumor; IVorace Lindsey, administering punishment to a prisoner; Wesley Tyler, two counts of assault with intent to rape; Robert Klmble, mur- Sce COURT nn Pajce 12 Oct. . Dec. . Mar. May Open Hiph Low . 3517 38'!0 3180 3815 3325 3164 . 3815 3825 3165 . 3801 3811 3752 July 3753 3167 3714 1:30 3182 3787 3785 3168 3133 O. Cotton Open High Low 3792 3792 3750 3801 3EOS 3H9 38IM 3808 3150 3793 3709 3744 3743 3751 3700 1:30 3762 3163 The truck was empty at the tinn the accident. George Womach of Osceola Is In Walls Hospital today suffering from liead injuries and a fractured lei received Saturday night In a head on collision of two trucks near Wil son. Drivers Left State Trooper GeorRe Irwin. wh investigated the accident, said tha details of the accident have been learned as drivers and occu pants of both trucks had been re moved, or had left, by the time h reached the scene. He slated that one of the trucks, a ton and a half Ford, collided head-on with a 49 Ford pickup. The ton and a half truck was owned by 581 Sammy Vcpa of near Osceola and 3120 Sen WRECK on F.igr. 12 27 Missco Draftees Leave for Physicals .,.,„. , J ., , Twenty-seven more Mississippi sou heast of Smmak .nd n ">"« counly draftees departed via spe- '°A ,thou gC h"the e snnt".rKre an col-H £' ^t^Ro^X- *± Indue" SMV w^ra^ffi & *#£? j«" r , B road. The FU'.st Cavalry v?a, banging «™JP £,".tau^0 his'^f er±n up the longer main rail and high- *«" $ »*° * ^ ' w v C ™me-' way route. Us next main objective """ '''"..I'.." .... . y .?f is Sarlwon, 27 road miles 'weTt"of I Ume 'OHKMTOW afternoon. Sininak and 35 miles south of Pyong- Actually 40 were supposed to have reported this morning, but three Two other columns were driving I of this tolal were transferred els*' toward Pyongyang from more dls-1 where, one was found to have been taut points. The U. S. 24th Division hit froni the south and the R«pub> lie of Korea IROK) Third Division from the east. The ROKs moved nlong n rond twisting across the Peninsula ham Woaqu «• Uw Mat mittedlo (he Aikansas bir durln summer, has opened law of ces in the. Joe Isaac building o lain Street?-'' ., A native "of ( Mississippi County nd a veteran of four years Army eivlce, Mr. 'Johnson nttetidcd Aransas Tech at Russellville for two ears prior lo World War II. He completed his undergraduate vork at the University of Arkrm- as where he received a degree In illsiness administration. He returned to the University lasl 'ear to complete requirements toward a degree hi law, which he re- icivcd Aug. 25. Prior to that, he vas associated with Equitable Life insurance ,Co. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and their .wo daughters. Carolyn Sue am Mary Elizabeth, reside at 132 Hearn. Mrs. Johnson, formerly directo of n n: rsing school and child de velopment instructor at Slat Teachers College. Conw.iy. plans t open a nursery school at her horn here. Weather ArfcansMT fnrecail: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Not Versatility Prime Requisite of Marine Bond, Which Plays Here Tomorrow PAIR •much change in temperature. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight »nd Tuesday with scattered showers extreme northeast portion this evening: warmer southeast, cooler northwest and extreme north; low tonight 55-60;' high Tuesday TS extreme north 85-90 south. . : .' Knudsen Named Lt. Governor of Kiwanis District O. K. Knudsen, Blytheville businessman, will become lieutenant- governor of Division 12 of the Mo- Kan-Ark District of Kiwants International Jan. 1. Mr Knudsen was elected at a district meeting In Topcka. Kan., last week following his unanimous nomination for the office at a division meeting in Paragould. Division 12 covers 12 North Arkansas counties and includes KI- wanls Clubs »t Jonesboro, Paragould, Osceola, Dell, Rector and Pocahonlas. A past president of the Blytheville club, he also Is the oldest Kiwanian here from the standpoint of membership. Mr. Knudsen, who Is president of Mead's Clothing Co. here, will succeed Burr Sallce of Pocahontas. .Joe Evrard of Blylhevllle also attended the district convention as a delegate. Versatility is a prime requisite of the u. S. Marine Hand, which plays concerts at 2:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. nl American Legion Memorial Auditorium tomorrow. Indicative of this requirement is Robert Iscle. one of the band's youngest soloists, who first enlisted In 1937. A graduate of the dance band school, iscle doubles on cello with the band's orchestral combination. In regard to his days with swing bands, Iselc explains that lie >/^s "picking up n little money by playing with dance bands around Harrisburg, pa. Of course. I was doing serious work in the high school band all the while." He laler attended Eastman School of Music In Rochester. N. V. and was selected lo membership In Ihe Marine Band alter his first audition. | The classics are now his absorbing interest but he hasn't forgotten hi.1 days with more Inform a 1 musical groups and enjoys impromptu Jam ..sessions with other band members. The band Is being sponsored here by the BlyUieville courier New* with .iet proceeds goini lo the Bly- thevllle High School band. Tickets for cither concert may be married, and the remaining 11 are delinquent. Miss Rosa Sallba, clerk 01 the Mississippi County Draft Board announced this morning. T,»'o others transferred from else- *lj$fe reported with this morning's group while* 'three 'who failed to report previously were transferred out. rue group which left this morn- Ing consisted of 16 whites and -11 Nrgroes. v<, The following white Inductee were in the group: Austin G. Anderson. Arbyrd, Mo William A. Sheldon, Osceola: Char- le.s L. Wlldy, Ktowah; Golden U. Pace, Wilson; Raymond U. Jones, Blytheville; Robert !,. DeWitt, Blytheville; Danny H. Taylor, Blytheville; Manon Calvary, Joiner; Windie L. Cetham, Heth; Max D. Curls, nlythevllle; William E. Harper, . Lola, III.; Howell P. FVKler, Joiner; fluford Boyles, Jr., Wilson; Claude L,. Moss, OsceoU; Tra. Deeds, Jr., Manila and Johnnie E. Tillery, Ty- Mo. Tlie last named was transferred from Clinton Ark. 11 Nejroen Usled . The 11 Negroes in the group Included; . . , ' . • Verda .Young, BlylhevilU;: J»m« Ktrby, '/ar.,"''Blytheville;- Carsby biggs, Jr.. .Luxora; .Ara -.Washing-^ ton.- Joiner;' qtarence Aldrldge, Jr., BlytheVllle; - iia'lph Welch, Joiner; Joseph Daniels, Blytheville; Andrew Harris, ..Luxora; Sylvester Island, ' Blytheville; Zaok L. Mays, niytheville and John W. Walker, Osccola.' The. last named was tran's- Sre'DRAKTEKS on P»re 1Z It was the flist Urn. the 24th Division had "been reported In notion since it swept tip "heartbreak high ay" /rnm the old pusan beachhead o recapture Taejon, in Smith Korea. Units of the 24th Division, flown > Korea from placid occupation nty in Japan, were the first Amer- cans hurled against the Red jugger- aflcr the June 25 Invasion of he South Korean republic. The 4th fought B series of bitter wlth- rawals. Ynnan Entered The 24th Division entered Yonan, ust south of Parallel 38 ami 50 niles northwest of Seoul, afte brief fight. Either the Reds were confused or sought the safety of mprisonment because they fled south toward certain encirclement. Elsewhere, the unly escape tor] Smith, the court said none of the attacks on petitions to Initiate the the North Koreans appeared to be north of Pyongyang, on the west, coast, and north of Hungnam, on CourtOkaysProhibition Act for November Vote LI'lTLE ROCK, Oct. 16. (/!'/—The Arkansas Supreme Court today denied a petition to rule the proposed statewide prohibition act oft the Nov. 1 general election ballot. In a unanimous opinion written by Associate Justice George Rose proposal was valid. Womon's Death Is 'Unavoidable' Sheriff William Berryman s his morning that an invesligalir I the traffic death of Jean Bolde was completed Saturday aflnrnoo nd that the accident was termed j ivs unavoidable. ' The woman was killed Friday night when struck by an automo- )lle driven by V. S. Rolto, or IJQS Angeles, as she walked nlong Highway 61 near Cvadate. Sheriff Berryman stated Unit after the investigation Mr. Rotlo was released. the east coast. The latter h on the I 111e lnltlated -ct, which if »p-1 heavily bombarded road to Man- 1>roved wollld P ronlblt manulacture churia and Soviet Siberia. or s>1 « »nd possess of more The South Korean capital dlvl- than °" e quarl ' o( » lcQlK ! llc bevcr - wa.s moving northward along "S"' was sponsored by the, Arkan- that east coast route from captured sa * Temperance League. Yonghung. M miles north of Won- wllc y M - P»I'or<l ol Texarltana, san. YoliKhung Is 30 miles south of Ar)t " " let) tne » c ' lon charging: Hungnom, hig chemical center. '• Because of > duplication of names. 1,290 of the petitions were invalid. 3. The petitions were not filed on time with the secretary of state. 3. The title of the proposed act was misleading. 4. The title of the proposed net was noi, tiled with the state board of election commissioners. F.en|[ue'9 Contention Upheld The supreme court upheld contention of the Arkansas Temperance League, which Intervened In the case, that no fraud was practiced In cases where different names Manila Soldier On Casualty List New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T Anier Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Oen Elec Gen Motors nt Harvester . . Montgomery Ward N Y Central C Penney Sears Radio Republic Steel Socony Vacuum Stt. Robert Istle Standard of N J Studebakcr obtained at, the gate, from members ' rcxn '! Cor P of the Blythevllle Rand Mothers u s st!>cl Club or at the courier News Busl- S°ul-h"n Pacific ness office. The matinee performance will be primarily for students, A limited number of reserved M»ls are jtlll italUWt for the Nov Marine Rand's evening concert. Jan They may he obtained from the Mar Courier News. | May Pfc. Marvin William Smith ol Manila hns been wounded in action in the Korean War Area a casualty list released by the Department of Defense this morning Indicated. Pfc. Smith U the son of Mrs. Pearl Curlwrlghl ol Manila. He Is Ion the petitions were signed by the a member of the Marine Corps. 'same writer. The court said that In 1,290 In- tances one person signed the pet- tlon both for himself and his wife. The courg said In effect that In such cases the signatures were valid because plaintiffs did not prove raud. pafford contended that each pag» of the petitions (containing up to 50 signatures) was Invalid when duplicate signature appeared on thai page. He said that would not. leave sufficient names on petitioni to Initiate the proposal. 19,945 Signatures Needed A total of I9.IH5 signatures wer» needed lo initiate the proposed &ct. The temperance league had M,224 signatures on the petitions. The supreme court said Pafford contended that names on 1,290 sheets must be disregarded becauss persons who circulated the petitions "necessarily made false statement.* In their affidavits verifying th« Stcnulncss of the signatures." 150 16!) | 35 1-1 45 I 18 3-8| no 48 3-4 50 3-4 31 3-4 64 1-4 . 16 7-8 . 65 1-8 . f>2 3-8 . 17 3-4 . 41 1-4 . 24 1-4 . 84 1-4 . 34 3-8 . 13 3-4 . 39 5-8 . 60 Disgruntled Historian Objects to Calling U.S. Troops 'Yankees/ Word Is Vulgar Soybeans Hieh 216 2.17 Low 226'i a 29 '.i 231 2 12 ',4 1:30 258 1 . 232' 2341 236 Bj ARTHUR I.. r.DAON WA3HINCTON, Oct. IS. Wl— A lady down In Cache, Okla, thinks newswriler* and newscasters should stop calling the U.S. troops fighting In Korea "Yanks." Miss Juanita Adams, who says she's a researcher of history, and politics, wrote the Associated Press she thinks the word "Yan- Itee" has A shady past. She says It started with the Indians. They were trying to nay "English," or its French equivalent, "Anglois." By the time the Indians got through with H, It came out "Yankee." WJien the colonies were breaking away from Britain, the English called the colonials "Yankees" U derision. And so from the start, Miss Adams says, •Yankee" was a b«d n»m«. Miss Adams seems to hav« n point nt that. Her version of the birth and early hard times of "Yankee" agrees with the Encyclopedia Brlttanlcx. Bwt th»t old word worrter, H. U Mencken of Baltimore has a different Idea. In his book. "The Amerclan Language," Mencken says "Yankee" comes from the Dutch. H** a corruption of "Jan" and Kees." Or John Cheese, as nn Englishman U John Bull. But he, too. agrees that "Yan- kefcV came up the hard way. It IK applied lo early New Eng- iKtiders, as • sign they had more cunning than they had scruples. Mencken says the New England- em didn't mind it. But during the Civil War "Yankee" bobbed up again. The Southerners hurled it «l the North- erners, but there's no evident! anyone was wounded by It. One researcher In tha word wUds of Arkansas came out with, the Information that at leask Rome of the natives used It ai verb. "To Yankee" meant "t« cheat." Although "Yanks" ws%» used back in the 1708; the word got Its biggest push (rom Georje M. Cohan's World War 1 song, "Over There." In which "The Yanks »r» coming." All right. We rule out Yankees. What do we call the troopj then? Miss Adams says "Americans," But there has been some objection to that because » native of Canada or Honduras Is »n American, too. United StaterjJ United »Ut«fans? See what we're up agnlnst, MlM Adams? Hear U.S. Marine Band at Legion Auditorium Tomorrow

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