The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 20, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 20, 1950
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VOL. XLVI-NO. 183 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS --—- — --— 1JU-f T T »^ Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BIA'THEVILLK, ARKANSAS, 'Cotton Ban Change Urged by McMath LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 20. (AP)-Goverubr McMalh' today appealed to President Truman for relief in Ufline the uiin on cotton exports. lettcf to the President, came n,, tl ™i7X -P K y UCI lo lhe .^resident came on the licels ol Mr. in.mrm's announcement that this year's cotton crop wa.s needed for domestic consumption ll'c President's order, i,, effect, sanctioned Secretary ! of Agncultnre Brannan's recent order li nl itin K exports to IM> million bales. *McMath asked Mr. Truman for a "careful reanalysis" of the situation to determine If the domestic cotlon supply "is critical enough to warrant ' Ihis limiting of foreign exports." Tile governor said economy of Arkansas cotton producers Is in danger because of the small cotton crop produced this year and the limit on foreign exports. These two factors, said McMath, have caused thc price decline. The governor said Arkansas farmers expect to harvest about a million bales this y.ear. Only a small ^part of this was £'nincd or sold prior 9fo Secretary Rrannan's order, 'riming Is llnfnrlimale Governor McMath's letter said In part: "It Is unfortunate, too. that the order would come at a time when we are faced with the problem of encouraging our farmers to accep their responsibility of meeting Hi sr-crelary's goal of a 18 million bal crop for 1951. "I sincerely hope thai you can "have this matter gone into to <,^ termlne .if there isn't good reasoi to have the order rescinded or mod ified to permit at least three and one half million bales to go into export for the period Aug. 1, 1950 through March 31, 1951. Action IS'eedfd Now 'If there is a possibility of some thing being done lo afford this much needed relief, it ought lo be dolle. before speculators and mill in terests have taken the crop from the producers." t Growers Ctmtimut Mftal Cotton slate members* or Congress in it*, fc ajid growers kept battling- today "veamsl. the Agriculture Departments order limiting cotton exports They continued fighting despite R statement bj President Truman that there Is no Justification to, relax the order. Cotton is needed at home, he told :hls news conference veslerdav. .The; order limits cotton', exports .to 2.000,000 bales In the eight-month August-March period. - , Chairman Johnson (D-Texl of tne Senate Defense Investigating . Committee called on the munitions board lo give him an estimate on military cotton needs between how and June 30. The export curb order was issued to make sure the U.S ; has enough cotton. The Agriculture Department, Johnson said, asked the munitions board for a figure on military needs In plenty of time but hasn't got it yet. Chairman Coolcy ID-NCI of the House Agriculture. Committee hit the order as "evil, ill-advised and indefensible." Cooley joined with 30 cotton growers yesterday in a conference with Agriculture Department offi- •• cials seeking some .word that the j sit Testsjo Decide Osceola as Site Of Fabric Plant Water?Soil Checks To Be Made by Makers Of'Corduroy, Velveteen The Oomplon Company of Waynesboro, Va., niami'fac- Itirers of corduroy and velveteen materials, will make water well and soil bearing tests within the next two weeks to determine whether one of the company's plants will be located in Osceola. Osceola has been selected as the probable .site for this piant and the final decision rests with the outcome of these tests, which will he made by the company. The company has spent 18 months in surveying towns and cities in Arkansas. Missouri and Iowa tl was learned that the final tests were lo be made 'In Osceola via an announcement made tins »«k bj the Carillhersville Mo, chamber oi Comnieice e vat oae of, the last •-••- ** 1 * —~—vwuy «necK more than a doien towns In Ar Kansas Including BlytheMlle Primary reason that Blytheville was not selected as trw site was the citj's distance from the Missis slppl Huer PioAlnuty to a stream large enough lo dispose of i wo 000 gallons of ,asle water per day was ™>e of the chief requirement be bj the compiny Needs Btit.Waler Supply The'company also required a site of more than 100 acres having suf- iicient wnler supply to provide 3- LOO.OOO gallons per day from wells tne company will dig. Blylheville was among the last ix cities considered when the field wa.s being narrowed. The Osceola Chamber of Commerce has been actively engaged In obtaining this potential addition to is industrial economy. A Chamber of Commerce group headed by Harild Qhlcndorf returned Saturday Red Chinese Arming Indochina, U.S. Says uct. 20, (ii>) —American officials said today [he ^ ) ,!sT^? m ! ll -"" SU ha ™ 8iVe " sul)stantial "dp. in Ihe form ol wea- wns and training, to Red forces n, Indochina. Communlsl advances In mat- embattled country are largely attributed to this assistance Top United Slates nulhorities have been searching for ways in which this country might help the French and native Indochinese armies meet the situation which Is regarded here with increasing concern. But n week-long policy review in he government was mostly negative except lor the decision announced last week lo speed American arms shipments to Indochina, These shipments have a priority second only lo arms for Korea President Truman told his news I 'ever, there Is no present plan lo take action of this kind. 2. Throwing the whole situation into the United Nations. On this point, officials reported that such a move would be up to the French, who have primary responsibility in Indochina, and that the United See INDOCHINA on I'age iz Lipford Seeking -•-..iii-iii iruman told his news 1 * conference yesterday that Gen. !/»•, Douglas Mac-Arthur and he discuss-, I ITU 2-K ta ^rr k is u ™ check- 'TOin a meeting with comp icials In Waynesboro, Va. On request of the Osceola Chamber, the Blytheville Chamber of were made. Two-Way Action Indications are that as part of the policy review officials have considered the possibility of action along two new lines: 1. Sending American forces to the Rtiti-Communist ri»ht in Indochina. Authorities said, how- French Refuse To Talk Peace PARIS, Opt. 20. f/ri-France's National Assembly voied solidly , today lo turn down any immediate peace negotiations with Indo- chlnese rebel leader Ho Chi Mlnh and endorsed the government's policy In that key southeast Asian spot. • I" supporting Premier 1 ' Rene Pleven's Asia policy, the assembly beat back by 408 to 171 votes a Communist motion urging immediate peace talks with the Moscow-trained guerrilla leader 4th Word Resident Becomes Candidate For Aldermamc Post Charles Lipford announced today that he will be a candidate for alderman for the Fourth Ward in the municipal election to be held here Nov. 7. Mr. Lipford ha.s been employed at the Gateway store at 21st and Rose, (or the 12 years except .for the three and one-half years he spent in Army service. A graduate of Blytheville High School, Mr. Lipford ha.s resided In and near Blytheville for the 2o years. He ts a member of Ihe Calvary Baptist Church and the American Legion Post here. In announcing his candidacy Mr Lipford said: "Since I reside and am employed m Ward Four, i will if elected be able to s|>cnd more time In the interest of the people in this ward" Mr. Lipford and his wife and two children reside at 2M5 Marguerite GEN. MACARTHUR SAYS Rescue of Captive Yanks Is Sought; Escape Gates Shut They h.-id two missions: to finish the U N «.-,•• .,.,,1 rescue mistreated captive Americans Wal lul<l to Erect Store in Blytheville Rotary Club Commends Courier News A resolution commending the Blytheville Courier News and Pub- isher Harry W. Baltics lor efforts n publishing the Mid-Century Edition and sponsoring concerts of the "-S. Marine Band was adopted by B1 '' •+ The store building will lie erected on a 325-foot long lot lacin" Chickasawba Avenue between Railroad and Second Streets Safeway stores ha.s purchased Dm lot, containing more lhan 50000 square feet, from Mrs. S. S. Sternberg of Blylheville. Mrs. Steinberg said today ihe iraay -. n was aopted by y of- 1 B1 « h «'illc'» notary CKil> yesterday. The resolution, read by Rolarian . order would be modified. They were jtl that the matter is under study tthc conference took place before r. ,'rruman marie his statement. Later. Tom Baker. Essex. Mo., chairman of !he growers committee, said the "leading question" posed lo Mr. Truman was "apparentlv answered before he received information presented at our conferences" with agriculture officials and Symington. "We cannot sec." Baker said, "in view of the facts pre.senlcd how our government can lake any action other than lo increase allotments to friendly nations." Weather '•Arkansas fnrccasl: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. A little cooler In north - COOI.KR portion tonight. Missouri forecast: Fair tonielit and Saturday, cooler extreme sou theast tonight; low tonight near 50; high Saturday 75 southeast. « :Imum this morning—59. (imum yesterday—88. .set today—5:20. 'Sunrise tomorrow—6:11 Precipitation 24 hours lo 7 a m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—53.46. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)-69.5. Normal mean temperature Commerce pledged iU cooperation n not publicizing .selection ol a "'te. Closeness to a large stream Is needed by the company because of tne large amounts of water lo be disposed of daily. This Is water from which the oxygen has been removed and which is colored frori the dyes used in the manufactun ol corduroys and velveteens. Portagevilfe Man On Casualty List Anolher resident nf the Portage villc. Mo., vicinity has been listed a a casualty i n the Korean war area He is Cpl. Everett Edward Rone son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Ron. of Route 2, Poilageville. Cpl. Rone, a member of the Ma rine Corps, was wounded In action according to a casualty list released this morning by the Defense De partment. - -~~... ul uu, icrtH oy Kouinan Oscar Fendler, , slates that these two achievements exemplify Rotary s community service creed. The Mid-Century Edition the resolution states, "is one of the monumental journalistic achievements in' Arkansas journalism and wi I serve as an historical guide [ or "''* Blytheville and Mississippi County community for the remainder of liicth century. removed and which * colored from ' "And 'whereas" Harrow' and the Courier News did under''' ii'erfn' Kuar:imce all<i sponsor two performances of the United Slates Marine Band which was of indefinable value to the culture and betterment of the youth and adult population of Blylheville and Mississippi County. ''Be it resolved that the Blytheville Rotary Club publicly commend Harry W. Halnes for his splendid T.I ii Improve and better Blytheville and Mississippi County." Freight Rate Hike Okayed LITTLE ROCK. Oct. 20. M>|The Arkansas Public Service Com mission has authorized railroads operating in this state to Increase their freight rates by eight pe cent. for Thlj nale Last Year Minimum this morning—53. Maximum yeslerday— si. Precipitation Jan. 1 lo this dale New York Stocks 1 p.m. Quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth steel Chrysler . .''„'" Gen Electric ','" Oen Motors Inl Harvcsler •'.'.'.'.'. Mon teome ry \Va rd . '. J C Penney Radio .:..,'.', Republic Steel '•'.'.'.','•' Socony Vacuiim ,.'] Standard of N j Sear.i ...:..' . ]" Texas Corp • '••'' u. s. 6S 5-8 75 5-8 49 1-8 51 1-8 32 1-4 85 5-8 «< 5-8 17 3-4 43 1-2 •H 5-8 RS 7-8 sale r r, ^ - and (hat David Real Estate Co. handled the transaction. In a letter to the Courier News. W. E. Williams of Llllle Rock division manager for Safeway fatorcs. Inc.. said plans for the new bu.lrtmg are in the process of being drawn. Further information will be released later, he said, when plans become more definite. " are looking forward to . - ---... t, tuuniutf 1VJ WilfO IO being -a part of Dlythcville," Mr Williams said. The lot on which the building will be erected extends from chlcka- sawba Avenue 175 feet north aloiif the Krisco Lines right-of-way. A railroad spur track is located along the lot's west edge. On North Second street, the lot extends north from Chickasawba about 150 feet. The 325-toot frontage on Chicka- iawba includes sites of the former Mid-south Distributing Co. bulld- ng and the p. L. wicker Machine | shop. Tne structure a! Railroad and Chickasawba was used uilti recently as a warehouse, but is now vacanl. Wicker Machine simp Is scheduled to move by Jan. 1 into ncvj headquarters now under construction on East Main Street. Alter a 15-hour flight to tlv scene, north of the captured Com inunlst capital of Pyongyang, h said: . "The war is very definitely coin mg U> an end." The airborne troopers, floating down SO miles south of the Man -hllrian bolder, slammed shut tin Red escape gates north of PyoiiE yang. * h They sought, too, to rescue Amer can prisoners whisked out of lib crated Seoul and to seize the fugitive Red military headquarters But, up until a laic hour today here was no word whether llu \merican prisoners—some ol llicn Torced lo a clcalh march Iran Seoul—had been rescuer!. Some prisoners liberated In Py- oncyang said many died. They said these included MaJ Gen. William P. Dean, commander of the u. s. 24lh division who disappeared In the battle for Tacjon •i July, early In the United Nations defense of the South Korcnr republic. No Confirmation nn C,<m. Dean There was no confirmation of the report about General Dean. •MacArthur did not amplify hi' appraisal that the war was at-an The parachute landings were In two-battalion strength. The number of 'chutists was not reported. Bui with 12n planes drop. Ping M men each the tola I would approximate 4.?00. Less than 24 hours after United Nations troops seized the Red heart of North Korea —Pjongyang—the S. parachute battlers were writing the final pages of the u. N.'s hislorlc first armed police action The aerial operation—80 miles south of ihe Manchtiriaji border refuge for straggling Red remnant* —was virtually unopposed. Hltrhways Srnli-il Off The • Americans sealed off two escape U.S. Orders 25 Per Cent Cut In Use of Rubber by Nov. 7 WASHINGTON. Oct. 20. MV-The; O f the .shipments to the govern government today ordered a 25 per I'"em's General Services AdmlnS" cent cut in the use of natur.iJ mb-!!;"" on [ or federal stockpile her by tire and rubber companies erfective Nov. 1. The reduction limits consumption to 75 per cent of Ihe monthly consumption of natural average pon rubber In the 12 months preceding last June 30. A deeper cul_ to 6.1 per cent of the earlier period-Is provided for December In' the regulation, issued W the National Production An- thority tNPA). at current to p, ;r - ark ^ Prices. sibihty (or forma! allocation of government-produced synthetic rubber wo change In prc-scnt selling procedures Is exnecUd. New York Cotton The order also; Limits (he use of total new — •••«- u 3t in lUlrtl HCW r— bolh natural and synlhetlc -to 84 per cent of the monthly average In the year prior to June 30. 2. Restrlct,s the use of latex In A r?" artcr - October. November and December— (o one fourth of the onjumpfion In the same base year. This In elfecl, restricts current us- ge lo the avcra B e of the base year. 3. Requires importers ol rubber Dec Mar. May July Oct. , Open High Low IP.M W> 3833 3850 3878 •:.... 3862 3887 3862 3885 38« ' 3871 Itm 3S68 3810 3830 3805 3828 MM 3504 3475 J50I Soybeans ruer to offer at Jcast W per cent I M Jan Mch Open High la* ?42'.i 248l'i 242 • 243 Mfl»i 245 • .,7*6 li 253 3Wv i pm 245'V 249 ,; 248 .,,..^. lljnllh -, ii^MIULI C highway and two railroad routes. Cruising over the area. General MacArthur puffed on his corn cob P'pe and lold correspondents- ithe AP's Tokyo bureau chief. Russell Brines, accompanied MacArlhur Closing the trap should be Ihe end of all organized resistance." The parachute troopers were moving _ by lhat time _ toward the towns of Slikchon and Silnchon, JJ miles north of Pyongyang. I don't see any opposition." he said. "It looks like It was Plete surprise. 1 ' This W a s the apparent climax or the historic United Nations campaign, born in blood with the June ?.i Red invasion of thc Korean republic. The Soviet-satellite North Korean regime had fled. _ R ed Premier Kim II Sung and his government were believed lo lie ether |,, f[ll . North Ko ,. cll M[m _ ehinia or Soviet Siberia, some prisoners said he was In Hulchon 80 miles north or Pyongyang. ' AlacArllmr visits I'yongtyanr licfore the parachute froojK took- olf for combat Cioncral MacArlhur landed In Pyongyang at an airstrip m the center of the city. He ordered Lt, Gen. Wnlton H. Walker, the American Kighlh Army commander, to semi South Korean troops lo Ihe Manchurian harder as fast as Ihey can move. Staff officers said conclusion of the organized fighting would be followed by an extensive mopping up campaign which will coMinuc- nntil all evidence of resislance Is gone. FOK 1'VONC.VANC; KNDS-Ullllcd Nation, troop, tod, were mcppmg „„ ,„ 1( ie Red Korean eapilal as thousand, of Ya£ para, umped north of the,, cit, to sea, off Ul . Oomn.^.."'.^ h Yok» B ,n" C r" h " e<1 "" Cr " r ' V " " y ROK » L H! "" h "" S * aa """<"""" (2) - only M " ll ' cs soiit " of thc Ma Parachut. 3 G/'s Survive 'Death March! :lay lo . .. di'er.s. iMan.v communist igiiinsl the HeTi °dLttn 1 ^~n hre V' n '; l >; ^'--"American p risonors to . ui rt uLiitn iiwicli from Seoul to TVoni/vanir hv ?S'^ n <3 „ i comrades, UIR bearded .(.rin „,,,,! „,„,.„ ,,„..,*. " f J . . 1 S ' a "'i E. Neblett Dies Wes Tomorrow Pioneer Resident And Revenue Official CametoCounfy in 1900 Services for Horace Edward Ncll- ett. pioneer DlythcviMc and MK,i s - ippl County resident who died ear- Vi"! " if!llt '" " Mcm l>Ws hospital will be conducted at. 2 p.m. Sunday n Cobb Funeral Home chapel by C Hudson's 7957 Models Go on Display Here The !051 inodcl Hudson went on display loday at, Burnett Hudson oales, 515 East Main. Three or Ihe Hudson Motor Car Company's four lines of cars were displayed In Ihe agency's showroom Including the Commodore, pacemaker and Super. The formal show- ig will continue llirough tomorrow. The Hudson Company has added a fourth scries this year which will w known as the Hornet, but E C. Burnett, owner and maijager of 'he Hudson agency here stated that he did not receive a Hornet demonstrator in time for lodav's showing. Equipped with Hudson's new high compression, hlsh otilput rnglnc Known as the "H-Hs." the Hornet series will Include two door, foiir door, club coupe and convertible coupe models. All of ihe Hudfon series ">ave undergone changes In body >nd: Interior styles and four-speed ij'dra-matlc drive Is optional cijulp- •nent for- the first lime this year ,, '' • ° e ethodist Church here. Burial will he in Elm wood Cemetery Mr. Neblctl had been assistant jn- .sjieclor f or lhc Arka)UM Rc c Department's Blytheville office since Ihe first part of 1019. He was born In liyhalla. Miss moved to Luxwa about 1000 he operated a mercantile and Taejon fell last July. \ m m 25,000 figure U01 " 1 ° MH "' " C "" few more nlrocitiex ' appeared when WOU " dcd •>»« 'captured approach th, of war marched from * n '"<™» vv " erc I'.e came to lilylbcvllte and work- -«..,„., ,,;„, nmcicn i en as a traveling salesman until um'er n school and had been fed I1C OPynn wnrl-irw. r,,,. n.- I,,, n.» n . . ' Ift77 , 1 , ". ..... * • 1 ""^IU'<H lllllll IM7 when he began working for (nc Revenue Department at the Arkansas Missouri state Line office. He nuit this job In mio 3m J became a bookkeeper lor the Joe ,u- ' held until he again began working for the revenue department j,, )D« He married the former Miss ui-'j han Young in Luxora In 1002 Hi wire died last March. > 'he city , )ru|1 er to complete its occ.lpalio" ^'^ "° OIB '"° Ved osHlon occupation «-»., accomplished against only light militarily, prac- i left behind were surrendering singly ' <>f C °"""'"' ist ' Tiic three Americans had hidden i reans replied: "We *,, en , ly , ot m (rnc| . by the three students. They came out today as the <ity — fell lo American and South Korean ,> Cilnuin I «'*c said that dining lra>j«. - '''". <le"l>> march Americans "died Tin: Irio said Ihe R,.d Korean*! told them they were being mo-.ed 1 from Seoul to Pyongyang for tics listed against us so a' lew more won't make any difference" Captain I/)cke said that during march flics from starvation, cold, >neumcnia and dysentery." Seventeen in the group were First Methodist "church" and' the '" M'.BI.K'J'T. on pace 12 UI..I..III-II ,1, u,e group were ".sat- wounded Hlien an American plane strafed their column, obviously mistaking ihcm for Red.s. '*'"' s ' <>rlh Koi can officials not "to Tllc th «e Ihey move the men and U, ghe medical I I'Mdcn under the .school. They aliention lo the wounded I mi i"H''"* ,°' l " c grollp OT/0 The^rman .said the North Ko-1 ^ATKOCITv'on P"^,^' the series. Hornet and Commodore N. O. Cotton .Senator O'Conor' (O-Md) said trT day lhal information already hand on shtprrents of slratcKic be ,.. , nn es (he story, as It imwvcK, may 'cry, very .sensational" O Conor is chairman of a Senate commerce subcommittee Invcsllgit «W report., that American o I and other material., have reached China where Ihey could he sent on to Ihe Communist Invaders- of south Ko- He told reporters after being closeted with government officials vcs- "«* t '« Is satisfied that about Dec. , M«r. May, Oct Oct. . ...'... 38« M76 3843 3810 38<0 3«61 3MO 3858 xnat me i • . . . ,>oi/- iinu • •>nij 1 i .1010 (illlClrtJil «C 3MO 3W3 3477 34301 Her public U.S. occupied Japan ader the Korean War started lust June. Army and Commerce Deportment nfficlal.s a commillec that "a considerable more gallons of lubricalln, oil .. urcan, oil had r fs ched Red china ports km , r,/""" l!lro "« 11 J * ( onfirlendal Infnrmallon riiey .said, however, that they were unable to answer some question.! in open session because thc information wa.s confidential and their o,™ investigation wa.s incomplete I-atcr, after the closed met ling O Conor said he saw no ni-d for' such .secrecy. He said "nil Ihe farN should be brought to light" °' S O Conor said he wa.s determined to dud out who owned '.lie oil li'iw It got out of Japan, and what ships hauled it from Japan lo Co.nnum- Ist China. The oil first was shipped In lots from Ihe United State.s, 'reaching Japan between March 13 and April 26. At the time it kit this country; no export license was required A ban on American shipments of oil to Red China was applied in March however, and immediately afte- war brcke out in Korea, oil companies voluntarily agreed not lo mate sales to Communist countries Of thc 24.000 drums of oil Involved. O'Conor said "there 's nn question lhat 13,000 drums have been sent lo communist China slnra June, 11,500 of Ihem since thc Korean crisis-." (So-called 50-gallon oil drum.t vary in content from 42 to 52 gallons). O'Conor said he inlended "lo get to thc bottom of the reasons for such apparent laxity" and he Instructed Slate, Commerce and Defense Departnienl officials to "gel thc whole story" of how it happened. Hearings probably will b« resumed next week.

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