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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 6, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVL—NO. 19T Hlythevllln Daily New» Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blythr.ville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSA« AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BIATHKV1LLR. ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVKMBKtt B, 1050 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS M China Reds in War UN Members Told By Gen. AA'Arthur U I. 1. T. T 1 N I/AKK SUCCESS, Nov. 8. (AP)—Th« United S(»l« lodrny talk* for a ipechU Security Council meelln t Wednesday lo consider i he In- tervenllon at R«i China In lh« Korean w»r. SEOUL, Nov. «. (AP)—General MacArthur nolifiert the OnlUd Ma- lions security council loday thai Chinese Reds are fighting In Korea "The United Nations forces are meeting a new foe," MacArthur said In a special report transmuted at Lake Success by the chief U.S. delegale, Warren R. Austin. "The United Nations are presently in hostile contact with Chinese Communist military units," the report said. It gave a detailed account of specific Chinese Red units which have been identified. In an extraordinary communique Issued only a few hours'earlier MacArthur referred only to "alien Communist forces" and branded their intervention in Korea as "one of the most offensive acts of international lawlessness" in history. War Situation Called 'Grave' MocArthur Warns Of International Red 'Lawlessness' TOKYO, Nov. 8. (.4>j — General MacArthur warned today it will be a matter o( "gravest international significance" if Reds from Manchuria reinforce "alien Communist forces" fighting (he United Nations In Korea. In "one of the most offensive ^cts of International lawlessness of •Historic record," the U.N. commander said in a special communique, the Communists have: *'!) Moved "without any notice of belligerency elements of alien Communist forces across the Yalu River Into North Korea." <2> Massed "a great concentration of possible reinforcing divisions with adequnle supply behind the privileged sanctuary of the adjacent Manchurian border." MacArlhur did not identify the Communists as Chinese. But frontline officers have reported Chinese Reds—as many as six divisions—in battle action for more than a week. Fresh Communist Iroops came down from Manchuria, he said, after U. N. forces had brought the Korean War "to a practical end" In mid-October. He continued: "A possible Irap was thereby jurreptitiously laid, calculated to encompass the destruction of the United Nations forces engaged in restoring order and the processes of civil government in the North Korean border area." '-'• But, MacArthur said, "This rjo ,-^fntial. danger was : ."avoided with JpKiinimum losses only by the timely detection and skillfull maneuver-' Ing" of lhe U. N. Field Commander in Northwestern Korea. j; Although parts of two American regiments were trapped for a time . and a South Korean division was cut to pieces. MaeArihur said a "great military reverse", was avcrt- This. Ihe General said, is the present situation: "While the North Korean forces with which we were Initially engaged have been destroyed or rendered impotent for military action, a new -4nd fresh army now faces us, backed up by a possibility of large alien reserves and adequate See MACARTHUR on Page 14 The U.N. nique said Commander's commu- great concentration" of Communist divisions was massed in Manchuria. He called this threat "a matter of the gravest international significance." U.N. Faces Crisin LAKE SUCCESS. Nov. 6. (AP) — The United Nations today faced the gravest crisis In its five-year history—what to do about the reported intervention of Chinese Communists in the Korean War. A U.N. decision lo label the Red Peiping government aggressors and order a full-scale military effort to drive its troops out of Korea could conceivably touch off a chain of events that might lead ultimately to another world war. U.S, Delegate Warren R. Austin will formally notify lhe world organization today of General MacArthur's charges thai "alien Com- uunlsts" have crossed into Korea irce from Manchuria and are Cotton Belt Moves Office Cotton Belt Railroad's Traffic Department has moved into new offices at its freight depot on South Elm Street. General Agent. G. L. Smythe said today (hat expansion of the depot include the traffic department now been completed. The department, he said, will retain its telephone number. Until today. Collon Belt's (St. Louis Southwestern! traffic department has been located in Ihe Lynch Building on Main and Broadway. "The move," Mr. Smylhe stated, "was accomplished with a view to.-aid providing more efficient service." he meant. Victor)' Was Almost Won MacArlhnr's statement said the U.N. had almost won complete victory in Korea when the new forces, wilh vasl reserves across the border in Manchuria, upset the strategic picture. He said Ihey must be destroyed. Austin will circulate copies of the MacArthur communique, but s spokesman said last night the U.S had not yet decided whether to press fomal charges against the Communist Peiping government. The Security Council has a ses sion scheduled for this afternoon where Austin could demand U. N. action If the United States decides this is the best policy. It is known, however, thai the U. S. is trying desperately to avoid spreading the Korean War. Among suggested actions, it was reported in Washington, is a possible oflcr to continue the sale of electric power to Manchuria from North Korea If Red Chinese troops go home. This oiler would be coupled with a Ihreat lo destroy the great hydro-electric dam at Suiho on the Korean-Manchurlan border it Intervention continues. The Suihc See U.X. on I'am It Weather Arkunviis Tureen•,!: pan)y cloudy this allcrnoon, tonight and Tues- PARTLY (,'I.OUOT day. Warmer in east and south portions this afternoon and southeast liortion tonight. Missouri forecast: fair tonight and Tuesday; colder tonight except extreme southeast: low tonight 3i- •10 east and south: high Tuesday 65-70. Minimum this morning—45. Maximum yesterday—60. ^Minimum Sunday morning—28. r Maximum Saturdayr-54. Sunset today—5:02. Sunrise tomorrow—6:26. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—55.23. Mean temperature imldway between high and low»—52,5. Normal mean temperature for November—50.2. This Date Last Vrar Minimum this morning—29. Maximum v?r;leiday--61. Precipitation Jan. 1 lo this date -50.37, Campbell, Mo., Hit By $400,000 Fire CAMPBELL, Mo.. Nov. 6. tip, — The most destructive fire in Campbell in over 50 years was brought nnrter control today by combined efforts of firemen from Campbell. P'Sgott, Ark., Maiden and Keilnetl. Mo., and the loss was estimated at in excess of $400.000. The fire, which swept through one business block and damaged some buildings across the strccl, was discovered In the rear of the new Kroger Supermarket by a truck driver at 3:30 this morning. The flames were brought under control at shortly before 9 this morning:. New York Cotton Dec. Mar. May July Oct. Open High Low • . . . 4030 4048 4018 ..... 4013 4032 4007 ..... 3982 4005 3077 ..... 3D44 3960 3938 ...... 3599 3616 3593 N. O. Cotton Dec. Mar. May July Oft. Open High fxiw -... 4021 4035 4008 4(»2 4020 3997 .... 3975 3905 3374 3033 394!) 3333 3606 3611 3551 1:30 4026 4012 3580 3917 3607 1:30 4013 4001 3975 3937 3600 Soybeans May High 283 'i 286-, 2 !»0'i 357;, tx>w 280'. 283'i 28S'-i 281 '.t 1:30 283 la 29 7 !i FIHST OVER NKW BKIlKiE-Rcn. E. C. Fleeman of Manila (at right, top photo, today became the first motorist to use the new Big Lake bridge. Accompanied by B. B. Osbornc licit) and Lewis Townsend Manila businessmen. Rep. Fleeman drove over the new concrete and steel structure this morning, while the bridge- itself is now in use, work remains to be completed on the approaches. When all work is finMied the bridge will he formally dedicated. The bottom photo provides a contrasting study of Ihe two structures! What is called a "normal Sunday run" ol traffic is shown moving across the old wooden bridge. Truman Re-Assures Free People Of Protection. From Communism INDEPENDENCE;-Mo., Nov. 6. (AP) —President Tru, nations will not let Communist imperialism swaltow up fre frce The President's address was prepared for a ceremony dedicating a replica of the Liberty Bell. The replica was made by the people of Annecy, France, and presented Lo Independence by Annecy's mayor. Georges Volland. "Korea is proof that freedom can survive if the peoples who cherish it stand together," Mr. Truman, said. "The common victory against ag- [ gre.ssion In Korea is evidence that! the free nations will not let Com- ! Big Vote AsKctt ! lice and opportunity into our economic life." ' l On Communisiti, Mr. Truman said: ''Today, tlie nations and peoples who believe in freedom lace a bitter enemy. We are confronted by Communist imperialism — a reactionary movement that despises liberty and is the mortal foe of ncr- ^•^ U.S. Troops Hold Bridgehead North of Chongchon River to Halt Attack by Communists ,,covS " lho;ust «« Rlnsl a " elle »'y newly klcnliriod !>y General AUcArlhur „„ Chinos Re, Klements of U. S. divisions f holclliiK the bridgehead area north of tlic Chongchon Hiver near Ko- ea's \vesl coast recovered the territory lost to lhe Heds six miles north of Anjii. They had been shoved back an estimated half-mile by Iwo biillal- ions of Communists who attacked in the darkness at 4:30 a.m. Hut were finally hulled n t 7 a.m. An earlier enemy feint at the bridgehead Sunday night had been stopped cold by American artillery, while Australian troops of the British Commoirveiillh Brigade also halted a stab by two Red companies in a heavy fire-fight. Despite these lo-aml-fro strug- es. (he northwest flank was des- ilied as relatively quiet Monday, compared with Ihe big actions of last week thai caused a 50-mile American withdrawal. llusslan yaks in Ai'llon me Russian-made Yak fighter planes ineffectively strafed parl of lhe South Korean Division on that front near Kunu late Monday. In the northeast. U. S. Marines beat bark a bitter • counterattack In slashing, hand-to-hand combat Monday south of ChailRjin power re.seivoir. The Marine drive towards thai dam failed lo gain ground for the fourth consecutive day. U. S. Tenth Corps Headquarters announced. In the farthest northeast sector, elements of the South Korean capital division plunged 18 miles north of the town of Kilchn. putting them 105 miles from the. frontier of Soviet Siberia. This was the only appreciable allied gain of the day. 7th Division Dig* in Elements of the u. a. Seventh Division, also In llic extreme northeast, dug in on the. frigid south banks of the Ungi River and sent out patrols to sc»k the. enemy In 2-bcJow-7.ero 'weather. :. ; ' i. This generally grim'picture of the Korean War. after victory had been sonal freedom * cl1 wilhi " «'' ll " s of Ule L"" 1 " 1 "*' l.jons forces, was attributed bv Ihe threat of Communist aggies- General MacArthur. the u. N. sion is a continuing menace to world j Commander, lo Intervention of peace | Chinese Communist Iroops. ..... ,. i Russell Brines. Associated Press We are meeting that throat in! Tokvo „„„,.,„ oh | cf saU1 Mru> the only way it can be mct-by i Arthur In his unusual .signed co.n- buildmg up the combined strength j mnniouc plainly was asking United of the free world. The free nations | Nations authority In bomb Man- musl stand together nnrt help one churian airfields, supply bases and another, if Irccdom is to survive." I .Sn. 1VAH on IM'BC; II Pupils in the sixth grade at Cen Mr. Truman, who came home to | tral School will join older Missis- cast his ballot, appealed for a big I sippi Conntians in going to the polls vote tomorrow in the national clec- I tomorrow. lions, plugged gains of the Demo- As a part of their observance ol American Education Week, the youngsters in the class taught by Mrs. Lillian Frank will stage their s~* . \ / ,\ f~* I I I 1 I s~^ I Centra I 6th Graders to Hold Own Election cratic National Administration since 1933 and warned of "Communist imperialism." "Voting is not only rig!-.!,; it is a duly—a serious patriotic duly. I hope that ev"ery eligible voter in the United Slates will go to the polls! tomorrow, and make certain that! his family and his neighbors go to | the polls, too." I The President saici f r e c d n in I means "protcclion against economic : .hazards," "We have done a lot in this country in the last few years to give' new meaning to this concept of; freedom." he said. j "We have put onr agriculture on! a stable basis, so that farm life is] no longer a desperate struggle Ui produce more and more crops for less and less money. Collective Kargaining I'raisr-d "We have brought a new clement of democracy into our industrial life through collective bargaining. We have established a basic security against unemployment and old age. We have preserved and developed our natural resources for the bene- lit of all. "There are people who will tell you that freedom is endangered by farm problems, or by the public development of natural resources, or by social security. These people are wrong. Such things bring Jus- are contested — governor, s t.a I e i - include the following: treasurer and aldermen from the! U.S. Senator. Mary Beth Marr: First, Third and Fourth Wards. | U.S Representative. Gail Brogdon; Alvin Huffman. Ill, is a camtl-| lieutcnanl governor. .Jimmy Brim- date for governor and Is opposed i hall; secretary of stale, Glenn Pal- by Eddie Perry. Jimmy Earls and Ics; stale auditor, Ada Ruth Monrc; Sally McCutchcn arc both seeking attorney general. Elsie Webster; '.he post of state treasurer. i land commissioner. David Camcr; In the aldmnanic races, Carole i chancellor. Otis Ifardin; cilculi own election tomorrow. i ••• i..i. -.mi i HJ.IULL; i.u.t.^. ^muiu They have constructed their own j Pil.low and Anicc Chandler arc com-{ judges. Peggy Webb and Jriseplilne be electedl; prose- ballol box and nominated a slate j peting for the Ward One counril of candidates for city, county and i scat. Anita Wrotcn, the Ward Two stale offices The slate of candidates follows the ballot lo be used tn tomorrow's general election. Candidates in the on the regular ballot. This leaves only five appears I ce th-ul candidate, is unopposed Nelia Woods and Patricia Hmlcy are seeking the council post in the mythical Ward Three. The Ward Four "race" involves thiri- ramli- clales—l.avada Crini, Joyce .Squijr-- and George Ann Bird. Olhci canrhcl iti s I] imopp rd While i two to cullng attorney, Pat Wlllini-hani: slate senator, Patsy Rates; sheriff. Don Wilson; county treasurer. Jerry Brown': county judge. Jimmy Hall: county clerk. Beth Johnson: rlrciill clerk. Herman Jordcn; lax nsvcssor. Delta Mae Vcrnon: cornier. Albert McManus; and snrvcv or. Paula Palmer. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T A; T ,.. Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Rcth Steel ... Chrysler Coca CoU Oen Eleclric Oen Motors 'it Harvester Montgomery Ward N Y Central J C Penney Scars . Radio .. ..' Republic Slcei ......... Socony Vacuum Standard of N J Studebaker Texas Corp . .. U S steel Southern Pacific 1MI 1-4 67 34 1-8 42 5-8 72 3-8 122 48 3-8 •M 5-8 3H 60 1-8 15 1-2 R6 1-4 53 1-2 16 5-8 40 5-8 23 R3 1-4 75 1-2 40 5-8 58 5-8 Jl,, £ Vital Issues Require Your Vote Considering the inlcrcst thai lins been manifested in issues to b« decided tomorrow by the voters of Arkansas, there should be no great need lo luge qualified electors lo go to lhe polls. There are four Issues on Ihe ballot that will, especially if all pass, have far-reaching effects on Mississippi Cmintlans. These are: The county hospital issue, passage of which would result In construction »[ units both here and In Osceola. Proposrct Initialed Act. No. 2, which would return prohibition to Arkansas but still permit each Individual to possess one quart of liriuor. Proposed Amendment No. 41, which would place in lhe Public School Fund SO per month for every school-age child in the slat, and give this fund first claim on state revenues in the amount of nearly ?33.000.0(K1 a year. Proposed Amendment No. 44, which would extend from two to four years llic icrms of all Male, district, county and township officials. A fittSi issue, proposed Initialed Acl. No. 1—lhe slock law h».i little bearing on Missls-sippl County, where the keeping of livestock already Is controlled. There also are. four city aldermen to be .selected, and three of these races are contested. Wilh those decisions facing the voters, 11 becomes Imperative that they go lo the polls so that a representative settlement may be'ob- tained on each of lhe Issues. And bi-cnuse of lhe interest generate,! on some of these issues, we feel it is necessary that electioneering nearer lhe polls lhan Is legal IK strictly controlled tomorrow. This lias not been controlled In the past, bill, il will be Imperative tomorrow In the interest of >. fair election. . W« urge yon-no (muter how you feel about any of these Issued or pcrsmialltics-to go lo the pott,. We have taken our stands, bul VT.-C.,. or not you agree wilh us, the important thing, is lo vole. Voting Tdl May Hit New Peak Voting in lhe continued gene™] and municipal elections here and throughout the rest of the county tomorrow is expected to be heavy- possibly the heaviest ol any election to date. Four things point lo'a record vote recor new liisjli in the number nl |joll lax payments made by on which considerable feeling establishment of eight township I p...; boxes that allow voting by residents < - uu ' le ' wliij in the past had no place t/> cast their ballots, and a forecast. of gnod weather. Results of Election !xi.sls,j7"o Be Tabulated in A tolal of 18.407 poll lax receipts necessary for participation in tomorrow's election were sold In Mississippi County prior to Oct. I. This is a new record, exceeding iast year's old record amount by 2.866. In North Mlssisippi County, 10,240 poll tax receipts have been Issued while in the south half of the county. 8,167 was Issued. Lending In voler-liuerest Is pro- l^eri initiated Act No. 2, the statc- w»le "prohibition" issue, following closely is proposed Amendment No 41. which would xivc the Public Srhool Fund llrst call on .state revenues In the amount of M per month for every school-age child. 'I'll Df'nlrtf llrispllal Issnr In Mississippi County, heavy in- Scr KI.KOTIOX un IMsc It Unofficial election results from throughout the county and stain will be received hi the Courier News office tomorrow night after the polls close and tabulation of the vote by precincts becomes available. Results from throughout tin county, which are first received at the county clerk's office in inc. Court House, will be tabulated in the Courier News office. Special election night service will provide unofficial running tabulations of the state-wide vole over Associated Press teletypes in the Courier News office. Tn Osceola. Joe Appleb.iiim and Ihe Osceola Times will keep tab on election results. They will he announced in front of the Times office. Nicholson Cites School Needs; City PTA's Back Amendment 41 Telephone Campaign Is Launched to Urge Voters to Go to Polls Blythevllle Parent- Teachers Associations are working with the Arkansas PTA Congress In supporl- hiz proposed Amendment 41. the public school finance proposal, it vas announced Saturday by a spokesman for the P'J'A's IIFMO. "Hits amendment would turn over In Ihr Public School Fund 872 a year for each school-age child from stale revenues and give this fund firsl call on such income. Members of Ihe PTA's here today launched a telephone campaign that will extend through voting, tomorrow. Although the! Appropriation Cuts ToHave Adverse Effect, Superintendent Sayj Blythevillp Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson commented today on how cuts in state appropriations lo schools would affect Hlylhevillc School District No. S. In commenting on proposed Constitutional Amendment 41 which will appear on ballots In tomorrow's general election. Mr. Nicholson slated that he doesn't maintain that "Ibis is the best or only way to raise the additional revenue. . I Just want tn point out lhe needs of our school system." The district, he said, stands to be short by about $17.000 if the slat* PTA's rue supporting Amend 41. Ihe PTA spokesman emphasized that, voters will be asked In the lOOl.OJ DK.MOCKACV— Glenn Dallas and Pholo . mcmiirrs ol the sixth grade class of Cential : . • s o eni a School, show how members of the class will cast oallots lomorrotv at a simulated election. Members of the class will be candidates for various city and slate olliccs will be cast. The election is part of the school ac.lvil,,, 01 American Education Week, and Is designed to teach nd will make campaign speeches after which the votes uclng staged this «,k at Central school In observance I te* the pupils the meaning of lhe general election also be- j 'Nicy hours iiimiM ruw. .-\iinnuyn l u c • — "" — """•""'" ' Imentl altocatl(1 " fnlls as short as expected. , = i™,i i "Every official." he staled, "connected with stale finances and lelephonc campaign to vote as they i w1 ? 001 finances n " "Srecri that U , e lit, Ulcy |will require between J6.000.000 and ...,. ., , . . , S7,OCtO.OOO more revenue than Is Phr. spokesman also said the ,, ow - ,„ ,,„,„ „ lhep ,<.,enl scho <,l • h",™,", 11 ""* L VO ', erS " edu - Program In Arkansas Is carleri out rale themselves mi this i«ci ir and! t),[ s y( , ar . "That. Is. if the piescnt teaching VOtC themselves illtCllifJPnll V.'' - A chi| W of diversion of tax rev- ' Ing held tomorrow. All schools in the Blythi-villc system are planning projects such as this election rturiiit ! Stabilization Acl. all funds arc pool~"' " ' "^ and disbursed by the legislature Education Week, which U being observed today iniough Saturday. i S« A.MKNDMtNT on 1'age II staff Is held, if the buildings are kept adequately lighted and healed. If salisfactory janitor service Is maintained and finally if the nine- month school term Is assured. "This shortage lias been caused Sec SCHOOL on r>!« U

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