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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NBWSFAPK OT HO«mU8T AMCAMCAB AMD BOVTHIXST U1MOCTM VOL. XLYI—NO. 188 Blytheville D«Uy Mem Blythevillt Courier Valley Lwd*r Jlythevilte Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1950 ' TWENTY PAGES SINGLE COPIES flYB CENTS 17 Missco Men Leave iFor Army Second County Draftee Group To Little Rock Mississippi County's second group of draftees lei'l this morning for Little Rock for induction into military service. The group included 17 men. They went by bus to Little Rock where they were to be inducted and probably will he transferred to. Cnmp Clmttce at Fort Smith late this ftfumoon or tomorrow Miss Hosa Saliba, clerk ol the Mississippi County DiafL Board said, Today's induction call WHS for 22 men. Miss Saliba .said, and of the number. 16 reported and one was transferred to the Mississippi county Board from another 1 board and left with today's group. Three men called for Induction today were transferred' to other local boards. One man was listed as a delinquent, another obtained a delay until Dec. 1 and the drafting of another wa.s delayed due to his marital status. Inductees Listed •. Today's induction group included (PS white men and one Negro. Leaving today were; Carlton R. Pierce. Henry A. Spain, Clifford R. Selfridge, Tom D. Brown Jr., and Richard J. Watts of Blytheville; Cecil B. Brewer and Jessie W. Allred of Reiser; Rnfu.s J. W. Church, Alfred E. Cagle, Maxle G. pjyant, KaroW, G. Gude. .lames; SV. Patterson and Robert, J. Redman, of Leachville; Etcton P; Rhodes. Osccola; Eldred N. Allen, Dyess and Urell Phillips. Manila. The lone Negro was James A- Chancy of Joiner who wu.s transferred lo the Mississippi County Board from Charleston, Mo, » The drafting of William B. Do- hannon of Keiser was delayed due to his marital status and Wesley \V. Taylor of Blythevilte received a postponement until Dec. L Melviti Tucker of Dell, failed to ie[K)rt this morning and is being carried as a delinquent. Miss Sal iba said TKOOE'S CROSS TAEDONG RIVKR—U. S. troops paddle their way ncros the Taedong River in tyorth Korea as they advance into th* center of the Red capital city of Pyongyang. Others file onto river bank to await return of the assault boats. Fivt allied columns thrust closer to Hed China's Mnnchvtrian border yesterday in a drive to end the Korean » f ar. <AP Wirepholo), Truman Eyes Special Sess/on of Congress WASHINGTON, Oct. 26. )AP)—President Truman said today h« Is onsidering calling Congress into special .session in advance of Nov. 27. * Mr. Truman told a news conference lhat if he decides on a .special will issue it reached. re- It is before J. S. Commander n Europe Seen N. Atlantic Pact Nations Discuss W. Europe's Defense WASHINGTON. Oct. 26. <AP) — key U.S. ofHcial predicted that Sorth Atlantic Pact military men 'ill recommend that an American e appointed without delay as su- rerne commander of a combined Vestern European defense force, This action was forecast as tiie •forth Atlantic Military Committee irepared to resume the momentous mplementation session begun Tu day ^ was fresh' speculation in police Find No New C/u^s Tn Theft Case City and county police today.wer< continuing their search for the man who took more than $100 from desk drawer in Blylheville Hospita office yesterday morning while a number of hospital visitors looke ' d.e checking a fc\v "weak leads" hut so far have marie litti headway in the pursuit of the thief One officer was of the opinion tha the Uitef made a "clean get away. A man fitting the description o the one who is alleged to hav taken the money, was reported I have spent Tuesday night at ; Blytheville tourist, court and polic arc checking a Mississippi auto 11 cense number furnished them b the operator of the court. - The license plate is said to hav been on the car driven by the mai who visited the tourist court. Sheriff Bcrryman said this morn ir.-? that he did not learn of th § ')bcry until sometime after it ha ipencd but that Deputy Sherif Hand Aiken had been assigned t aid city officers with the invesli gallon Soybeans Nov Jan Mar May 256 s , 2GOS 263 26-C.i Low 250 253'.i 255*2 257 255 25& 2CO 262 Weather Amusement Type Gilding Banned NPA Issues Order Ending Erection of Certain Structures call to he when his decision I- gavUless ol whether the nlection or after it. When Congress quit last September, it took a recess until Nov. 27. Word that Mr. Truman might call it back sooner had circulated Washington even before the President's news conference. Some Republicans took the view that anj cull issued before the election 011 Nov. 7 could only be regarded as political move. An Associated Frews reporter got the report of a ptxssibSe cflll from "two different sources in a position lo know about White House moves These sources said a tightening and extension of rent controls the main item of an emergency program of legislation which Mr Truman WAS working on. At his news conference,"Mr. Tru man mentioned rent controls, exces. profits'taxes'und statehood for Ha and Alaska as important ,leg iiimbla Umvprsuy presid^ri" prem'e allied commandft^iri Europe • during World Wai II, told report- 1 at Indianapolis yesterday that was coming to Washington with a few days to talk with Defense Department officials. An American official in close :ouch with the Military Committee expressed belief that it. will recommend immediate appointment/ol a supreme commander, instead of delaying such a step while first setting up a chief of staff to organize and train collective forces. He asked that he not be identified by name. Immediate appointment of a hill- fledged commander would achieve centralized command—one of the goals set by the North Atlantic Council ol Foreign Ministers in September—without an interim period under H chief of staff with more limited powers. . n "he eWmnerit ed.'lt^ould have only two* or tw< and one-half. r\veek,s of workini time. The ..present Congr&ss goes ou of of (tee with the new year and th new 'Congrftss—to be elected Nov. 7 -^wtll take over. ..-.Miv.Trumnn said he has dLscus-s- ed.w:lth.'6ne or two of the Congressional^- leaders, particularly with WASHINGTON, Oct. 26. (AP) — The Ne'.ional Production Authority today banned the building of any new structures for "amusement, recreational or entertainment purposes." The order, effective at midnight tonight, was issued to conserve ma r tcrtals for armament 1 !.' Covered by the ban are theaters of all kinds, amusement parks, race tracks, golf courses, night clubs, skating rinks and summer camps. In all, there are 44 forbidden types of structures. The order applies to federal, state and city recreational projects as well , a.s private buildings. The NPA administrator, William H, Harrison said In a statement that/ the barred construction "i,s of a. type which does not further the de- fens*'-effort, either directly or indirectly, and doeis not increase the nation's productive capacity." . Persons who start'otheV Dtnldlh v.'hicli do not further thfc tie (en a drive—even though not OH Ihe hlbltcd. list—run the risk of being barred from completion of the building, Harrison said, Such construction began after midnight may be halted "even though its commencement at the present time is not forbidden by this order," the production chief specified. The NPA simultaneously issued more orders settling 'the de- Reds Verify Crossing of Tibet Border Russians Say Invasion Made By Chinese BERLIN, Oct, 26. W'j—The Russians announced today that Chinese Communist forces hud crossed Tl bet's frontier early Tuesday. "1» the. early morning hours of Tuesday, n [urination of Ihe Chinese people's Army crossed the Tibetan frontier." an announcement, in Taegllche Rundsclinu. official newspaper of the Soviet. Control Commission In Germany, said today. H was the first word lhat Red Chinese actually hart entered Tibet The pelplng Radii, yesterday announced thr.l Chinese Communist forces in South China had been ordered to advance on Tibet. The Chinese Reds had been hlnthlK an invasion of Tibet for severa months. Taegliche Rundschau said "In the summer of 1948,'- renc tionary authorities of Tibet, unde pressure from their English ant American advisers had proclaims their detachment from China. Till was not the wish of the Tibetan people, but was designed to serv Washington in ils efforts to conver Tibet into « military attack poin against the cicmocratic peoples a the Republic of China.'* The Soviet. Control Commission' organ declared: "The command to the Chine people's Army Is clear. Three mil lion inhabitants of Tibet must b [red from Imperialistic oppressio and the National defenses on th western (ronller of the Chines People's Republic must be strengthened." The Second Chinese Field Army which spearheaded the invasion "has the honorable task o{ liberating the Tibetan population and blocking the Imperialist.* from occupying part of the fatherland," the paper added. South Koreans Reach Border of Manchuria ROK's REACH BORI>KR—South Korean troops today renchert the Manchurian border that Is former by the Yalu River. Meanwhile, there was no Indication today Dint reports of a Communist force moving Southward In the vicinity of Panggye (I) were true. The ROK forces let no opposition near the border. In northeast Korea (2), ROK troops 'ere north of Cho and Iwon and north of Pyongyang (.1). Manpojin (un- Icrltncd) is where Yank planc.s reported being attacked by anti-aircraft il'e. <M> Wirepholo Map). City's Grocers Organize Retail Vice President Barkley. the qne.i- lwo tion of calling a special session to j tense'yoke more ifirinly'on the econ- convene Nov. 27. a week or 10 clays before New York Cotton Open High Low 1:30 Dec 3950 3064 3946 3953 Mar 3981 3973 3956 3963 May 3945 3360 3!)43 3950 July 3008 3022 3903 3910 Oct 3600 3612 3592 3604 Ohio Carpenter Taken by FBI For Blasting Radio Tower WASHINGTON. Oct. 26. W'l—The FB[ today announced tlie arrest of an Ohio carpenter for the Sept. n dynamiting of a Voice of America radio transmitter at Mason, "bhio. Arkansas fnrccasl: Fair this ai cnioon, tonislit and Friday. A little warmer this afternoon and to- J. Edgar Hoover said Herman Floyd Kinner. 38, of Wilmington, Ohio, was laken into custody at El Paso. Tex., and has admitted he "did the job." Hoover said Kinncr Is a former soldier and has been a patient in mental institutions. Hoover quited Kinner as admitting also that he opened n switch on the main line tracks of the Pennsylvania railroad near Wilbe- forcc, O., Oct. 1. The open switch was discovered before ' any train pawed that point. In connection with the 'dynamit- int; of the Voice of America transmitter, Kinner was charged with FAIR nijht. Missouri forecast: Some high cloudiness, otherwise fair tonight and Friday. Warmer east and north portion tonight and east portion Friday, lav tonight, 55-62- high Friday. 60-85. , Mnlraum this morning—M. Maximum yesterday—TJ. jtSunsei today—5:H. ™unrlse tomorrow—6:16. Precipitation 2< hours to 1 a.m. today—none. ToUl since Jan. 1—55.21. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—62.5. Normal mean temperature for October—63.4. This Date IAS! Year Minimum thl* morning—43. Maximum yesterday—«g. Precipitation Jan. l in 'this dale —49.94. Fxtradition Hearing For Negro Oct. 3? Sheriff William Berryman said this morning that an extradition hearing Tor Leroy Thomas. Negro, charged with grand larceny here, will be held in the Indiana governor's office at Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 31. Thomas is wanted by Nfisstsippl County anlhoritie.'s for the theft of a cow from another Negro last month. He was arrested in south Bend. Inrt., Oct. 10 but refused to waive extradition. N. O. Cotton Dec. Mar. May .luly Oct. . Open Hizh Low 3947 3936 3939 3963 3»« 3947 3M3 J852 3D3« . 3!K)0 3915 3S97 3595 3606 3.537 1:30 3947 3957 3941 3901 35M destruction of eovcrnmcnt property. This is an offense punishable l>y ilO.OOO fine or 10 years imprisonment or both. The blast wrecked an antenna tower of the government-owned Bethany transmitter operated for the Voice of America by Cro.sley Broadcasting Corporation of Cincinnati. Hoover said Kinncr told FFil men that he placed n full box of dynamite at the base of the broadcasting tower, lighted the fii.«e and fled. He was quoted as saying that he heard "voices all talking at the same time," but slated no motive. | 1. The steel industry was directed | Eo steel for the production of at least 10.000 freight cars a month. This will take upwards of 300.000 tons monthly from the civilian supply. a. Other allocation programs of tlie same type were made possible by nn NPA amendment to its steel distribution order. This will permit allocations of steel, similar to the freight car plan, for steel deliveries to the petroleum and raining Industries, farm machinery makers, and other defense-supporting Industries. Tlie ban on construction does not affect bllildlng already underway. It permits repair nnd maintenance of present buildings, and alterations if they do not basically chance the structure. Small construction jobs of $5,000 or less In any year are not prohibited. The building of new homes has already been hit hard by curbs on real estate loans, and NPA cfficials have taken the position that it ' would be only fair to save addi- I tlonal critical materials by cutting down on recreational construction. Representatives of the construction industry urgtd that the Industry be allowed to save the materials voluntarily, but Ihey were overruled. Meantime. Robert C. Goodwin. executive director of the Office of Defense Manpower, lold reporters yeslcrday lhat the labor supply is tightening and the government soon may have to negotiate with labor and management with the aim ot transferring some workers from place to place, to fill critical needs. Blytheville grocery men met last night at the City Hall and established the RclaM Grocery Credit AssociRtion. an organization rleMgn- ed .to better credit conditions In the city's grocery stores. A 'nominating'committee of Fulton Ellis, George SLillwell and Jimmy Forsythe was elected lo submit names of possible officers at the next meeting to b* held sometime in November. The group decided to place the delinquent accounts of all members in a mutual file for the use ot each member. Credit will be refused any person who owes another association member. Cards are to be printed and placed in the stores of each Association member to signify that they arc members. The group decided to meet once a month and will set the NovemlHM meeting date later. 'Behind the Blackboard' Will Bring You Weekly Roundup oi School News To bring you news of goings- on tn the schools of Blythevillt 1 , the Courier News has begun publication of a weekly column called "Behind Ihe Blackboard:' Written by Miss Rulh Lrr. member of the Blythcvlllc HItsh School faculty, this column viill appear in each Thursday edition of the Courier News. It will be found on Page 2 cf today's edition. Miss Lee, In addition to her teaching duties, also is .serving as a school correspondent to bring Courier News readers news ol (heir children's activities in Ihe classroom. Under this system, inaugurated by School Su|>crintcnrient W. B. Nicholsdii, news from all the city's schools wil] be coordinated and written by Miss Lcc. whose work Includes experience in the newspaper field. Advance by ROKs Saves U,$. ; Troopsi ; .•;...„-.-• By STAN • SWINTQN '•* WONSAN, Korea, Oct. 2«. (AP) — A llghlnlng ground advance \ by South Korean : troops—faster than United Nations commanders rinred x|>cct—probably sRved a ,TG,000-man ajiiphlblons operation from running nto R death trap. Today that 50,000-man force, ipearheadcd by the U. S. First Marine Division, hegtin prosaic Innd- nxs at Wonsrvn, more than 100 miles ichind those still advancing South KOI cans. It now cnn be revealed that only a military miracle prevented what might liavc been the blackest page "n U. S. military history. The Marines nnd '20,000 tough U. S. Seventh Infantry Division doughboys were to have stormed ashore on Oct. 20. The miracle Imp- >c'ncd when the South Korean Third Division, In n breath-taking advance- which strategists believed impo.' ale, captured Wonsan on Oct. 9. troops immediately discovered that Wonsan wa.s a dentil trap set by the Reds, who hud antici- pated landings from the sen. An estimated 3,000 flonlhig mines guarded the sea approaches. A «hlft- lut! sandbar would have stranded the asMuilt bonus offshore. On tlie bcaclie.s was an elnboratft network of trenches. In front of these were barbed wire fields. General MncArtliur, Rear Adm. James M. Doyle, commander of the amphibious operation, and Vice Adm. Arthur D. Strubble, U. S. Seventh Fleet commander, decided on the Wonsan invasion at a Tokyo conference. They realized H was a calculated risk, Hut American officers now concede the landing place wns selected on thn basis of Inadequate and incorrect Intelligence. The task force Report of Attack By Chinese Reds Still Unconfirmed RKOUL.Oct. 26. (At')— An allied spearhead reached tted Chiim'H ManciHirian border tonight. South Korean patrols raced unopposed lo the south hank of the Ya'lu River, in the center of (he uneasy frontier between North Korea and Manchuria. They were the first U.N. troops to complete the long thrust up the mountainous peninsula. Other elements ot the same divi- sion—Ihc Republic of Korea (ROK) Sixth—were reported under attack by Chinese Communists some 50 miles to the south. There was no high allied conformation, however, A. US. Eighth Army spokesman said "There is no evidence of overt or open support of North Korea by the Chinese Communist Army." Two Chinese prisoners, he said, were In North Korean uniform. The Eighth Army Command was making an Intensive Investigation One prisoner had reported that 20,000 Red Clilncjic troops hart CTO.VHM* Into North Korea from Manchuria. The other had reported tlie, Chinese were altai-king. The spokesman made it clear that all u.N. forces, Including American, can operate anywhere in North Korea that strategy dictates. There had been reports that U.S. troops might be stopped sort ol thn Manclutrlan border. And on the east, coast, the TJ 3. Marine First Division spearheaded a 50,000-man landing torce at captured Wonsan port. 7th Rejlmenl First .1 Lln» , ..The _Korean Military '•'••'ii-j Oroup '<KMAO) reported thai the honor of u being the first U.N. lorce lo reach \he Manchurlan boundary fell lo the Seventh Regiment of the ROK Sixth Division. The division, kicking off from Kojnng IB miles south of the bor- See ADVANCK on ! 5 U.S. and Canada Okay Six-Point Defense Production Program WASHINGTON, Oct. 26. </T>—The United States and Canada agreed today on a six-point program of cooperation in production for rfe- Similur tn an A erectile til In rf- frct during World War Two. It provides among other things for swap- pi ng Icchn ic.i 1 know led KP a nrt for a coord inn led system of controls over distribution of scarce raw materials and supplies. Tlie State Department siilrf it expects the understanding "will greatly increase our tnduslrlnl mobilization polenllal and will enable n.s better to prepare ourselves for any military emergencies, which may arise," Secretary of Stale Dean Acheson and Canadian Ambassador Hume Wrong signed an exchange of notes setting forth a set of principles each country will follow. These call for the United Stales Marine Reservists' Grim Gripe— 'How Many Wars Does a Guy Have to Fight?' ami Canada Lo: 1. Develop a "coordinated program" of production, procurement nnd requirement.* ol raw materials ami finished military items. 2. tnistllutc parallel controls over distribution of scarce raw materials and supplies. .1. Consult before Insliliillng any controls which nlfccl the economy of the other. * •1. Exchange technical knowledge and productive skills freely in order to boost essential military production. 5. Remove as far as possible any trade barriers which Imprde Ihe (!DV. of goods essential for the common defense effort across the Canadian-American border. B. Consult ench other about "financial or foreign exchange problems" which may arlst as a result] o! tlie agreement.. dcr, entered Chosan at 5:30 p.m. C1:M a.m.) and sent patrols threw miles further north to the winding Yfllu. The report that Red troops had entered the fighting came from ROK army headquarters, which attributed it to a Chinese Communist prisoner. A South Korean .spokesman reported the Chinese prisoner said three Chinese Red hatallons were striking elements of the South Korean Sixth Division east of Onjong, about 75 miles north of Pyongyang, the United Nation.? captured' Red Korean capital. The .spokesman said a ROK field commander near Onjong had reported his unit was almost surrounded anrt called for reinforcements. The field commander did not specify the attackers were Chinese. Onjong Is 32 miles south of Ko- Jang, captured earlier in the day by a spearhead of (lie South Korean Sixth Division. Evidently, the Hed force attacking ihe unit near On- jong waited for the main body of South Koreans lo drive north. On the west coast, an American infantry regiment plunged rapidly northward. H seemed unlikely the doughboys would stop at any line short of the boundary. A U.S. spokesman said their mission is "to clear Korea." Bomb Kxlciuteri And the Far Bast Air Forces' bomb line was extended (o the Man- chnrian border. Previously it had been !2 miles short. A remark by a spokesman at General MacArthur's Tokyo headquarters laised a doubt as to whether an end ot the four-month United Nations campaign was iu sight. Asked when American troops may be withdrawn from Korea, the spokesman replied they have a mission to perform and that U ij far from completed, other si^ns pointed to continued mopping up. Field dispatches from most sec- See WAR on r.lgc S By BKM PRICE WITH U.S. FIRST MARINES OFF KOREA. Oct. 24. < Delayed) (/PI—Marine reservists, now catching up with this war. have a grim little gripe among themselves. It Rocs like this: "Somebody ought to set up a system for the number of wars a g»y has gol lo fight—say three wars lo a man and then he can go home and pick tip the pieces of his life." That leaves one more war per man for m;xsl. regulars and reserves alike. And with grunts of resignation you hear them talking of going to Indochina. After President Truman promised material aid to Ihe French In Indochina, and In view of the French defeat*, the Marines are convinced lhat they will be in the Jungle asain shortly. This U the first lime In IhU war that I have been with the. Marines. As an ex-Marine, myself, 1 i;an only sil and compare notes with the Marines I knew in World War ir. These are not the "Oung Ho" or hell-for-leather Marines of tiv« years ago. Perhaps they are the deadlier tlghim for it. There is a grim realisation that they have a Job to do. And lhat they will do It with all the efficiency possible with the least los« of life to themselves. War Is not a subject of Jest anymore. They are perfectly aware that » man can expect to survive Just so many battles. It Is In their eyes and In their conversations' The heroics of the last »-«r «r« missing. Perhaps the most moving ol all fhanec.s is to b« found in the wardroom ol UvU «hip, lh« UM PicTcftway en route to a bloodless landing near Wonsan. Under similar circumstances in the last war the conversation Inevitably was of girls, girls, girls. With « lillle urging the Marines would haul out their pictures. Now Ihe pictures are of wives and children. But no longer are Ihey flashed freely. These pictures «re th« dreams of one war, which came true in peace and which now, perhaps, are shattered. The longing for home was deep In the last »*r. Bui It was overshadowed by the great adventure. Now It is steeped for these men In bitterness. They now know that adventure is dirt »nd disease. . . >nd death. As professional or seml-profM- alonal flghling men they real!» trat Ihere Is > J"» to do and they iri doing II- But underneath there Is n belief that they can not. should nol be expected to do II all the time. There Is considerable vmhappl- ness among Ihe reservists over Ihe way many were shoved into combat without an opportunity to brush up on latest techniques and to gel In physical condition. Aboard this ship, with one bal- Me already behind them, are men who. during Ihe first week ot August, were peaceful cltiscti! thinking mostly of pulling their kids in school. There are men aboard Ibis ship who arrived In camp one day and were ordered overseas Ihe next, men who were sofl from baltllng desk Jobs for five years. In some measure, if you probe deep enough, these men seem to foci !h«y have been forged Inln ctnnon fodder. New York Stocks 1:30 p m. Quotations: A T <k T 151 1-2 Amer Tobacco 693-4 Anaconda Copper 36 1-8 Hrih Steel 46 1-4 Chrysler . . .' 17 3-4 ] Cnca Cola 125 j Orn Electric 48 1-2 Gr-n Motors 50 | Hit Harvester 31 3-4 ', Montgomery Ward 62 3-4 JN Y Central 15 3-8 | .1 c Penney r,f, \-g ; Scars 511 1-2 |Rariio n 1-R j Republic Steel 41 1-2 Lsocony Vacuum 24 7-8 r Standard of N J 84 1-4 Studcb.Tkrr 31 7-8 Texas Corp 75 V S Steel 40 1-4 Southern Pacific 605-8 Blyihcyillc Cup of Java Remoins at Five Cents Except for Two Firms A cross-section survey of the larger cafes and drug stores in Blythevilte conducted by the Courier News Ihls morning ro- venled that only two places have increased their price for a ciip of coffee. One drug store — O\vens — has increased the price to ten cents a cup and Johns' Cafe has raised the price lo eight eenls. The remaining places checked still were found to be relying on the, old price of five cents per cup. Two drive-Ins — the Razorback and Rustic Inn—hove been charging 10 cents per cup to person* who are served on the oulside, but only five cent,? to inside customers.

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