The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 6, 1950 · Page 14
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 6, 1950
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PAGE FOURTEEN New York Cotton Reflects Wall Street War Nerves NEW YORK, Nov. 6. H>;-Colton at New York rose wound f,!.SO a bate as Wall Street took a bad CRse of war nerves due to latest news from Korea. Stock quotations plunged and major commodities for future delivery ihot ahead on the nation's exchanges. Violent price swings reflected •harp concern over possible repercussions of General MacArthur's formal charge that Chinese Communist forces are fighting u. N. troops In Korea. .The stock exchange was flooded with sell orders, prices cracked to more than $4 a share as jittery traders tossed big blocks of stock on the market. The crush of business was so; heavy that the exchange resorted! to the unusual procedure of flash iiiK prices directly to the ticker tape. Nearly an hour elapsed before trading slowed to a more orderly pace. Steels, motors, rubbers, rails and radio-televisions were hardest hit, among them u. S. Steel, Bethlehem Steel, General Motors. Chrysler, Goodrich, Cioodyear, Southern Pacific, N. Y. Central, Radio Corp. and Zenith, The specter of another war shadowed commodity futures markets in New York and Chicago. Prices moved up swiftly as traders considered the latest threat to world supply lines. In the Chicago grain pit wheat gained more than five cents a bushel at one time, corn seven cents, rye eight cents, and soybeans 10 cents. French Foothold in Indochina Shrinks Before Red Onslaught By SRYMOUR TOPPING SAIGON, Nov. 6. OP) — France's foothold In North Indochina continued to shrink today as the French announced abandonment of the defense system in the foothills region on three sides of Hanoi, the northern capital. Pressed In a slant vise turner! by Ho Chi Minn's Communist-led Vicl- minh forces, tlie diminishing Frenrl 1 beachhead around Hanoi gradually Is being confined to the denseb populated Rkuriver Delta, in which live 8,000.000 of North Vietnam's 10.000,000 people. French army headquarters said Its forces had withdrawn from Hunghoa. a main post 40 miles northwest of Hanoi, and from .in entire series of smaller fortified positions extending 30 miles south of Hunghoa. Rclreat Announced Yesterday Ihe French announced retreats from . three small posts northeast of Hanoi, between Chu Chu and the frontier fortress of Dinh Lap. and the start of withdrawal from Hoa BInh, 36 miles noulhwest of Hanoi. Garrisons froi.. small posts in that region already had fallen back on Hoa Binh. The 1,200-man French garrison from abandoned Laokay was reported on the march again after a rest at Chapa, 12 miles southwest of the former northwest frontier fortress. The spokesman said the column so far had suffered only five wounded in minor brushes with harassing Vietminh units. The French still are maintaining some outposts In this far north- rest region. These may be withdrawn after the Laokay garrison reaches safety. Osceola Lad's Dog Gets First Report Card from School j OSCEOLA. Ark., Nov. 8. (IP,— | Pat's first report card from the ' Osceola elementary school states that he "sleeps a lot In school but Is very alert at recess." However. Mrs. I. o. Crostwalt. first, grade teacher, wrote that Pat's attitude, co-opcratlon. personal habits, attention and work habits arc "good." Pat is will Edrington's dog. He comes to school with six-year-old Will so often that Mrs. Crostwalt decided lie deserved a report card too. Obituaries 93-Year-Old Woman Dies Near Kennett Services were held at 1 p.m today for Mrs. Sarah Statler, 93, who died at 8:25 p.m. Saturday at the home of a son near Kennett. Burial was in a Sedgewlckville. Mo. cemetery after the funeral at Sedgewickville Methodist Church She is survived by five sons nnd lour daughters. They are Walter Statler of Senath. Argie Statler of Coldwater, Mo., oda. Statler of Sedgewickville, Thomas Statler of Cape Girardeau, Mrs. Lydia Bol- Hnger of Sedgewickville, Mrs Willie Statler of Hilciebrande, Mo., Mrs Ettie Peterman of Eihlie. Mo and Mrs. Minerva Merridith of Cardwell. The Kennett Son's name was not given. Cobb Funeral Home was In charge. ELECTION Rites Are Conducted For N. B. Baldwin Services were conducted at 2pm today in Holt Funeral Home Chapel for N. B. Baldwin. 74. of Naylor Mo. who died Friday ni^ht in a Poplar Bluff hospital. The Rev. Eugene Hall, pastor of Dell Methodist Church, officiated Burial was in Violet Cemetery at Osceola. Mr. Baldwin's wife died Oct. 7 He Is survived by two daughters Mrs. T. F. Sigman, of Dell, and Mrs'I J. K. Bailey of LuFollette. Tcan.;; one son, Louis A. Baldwin of the Army stationed at Ft. Sill. Okla.;. and one brother. Rodney H Bald-1 win of Naylor, Mo. i Pallbearers were Ed Hardln.i Avas Wilson. Ernest Sisman. Her- ! man Kohler, Cecil Metcalf aluli Ira Gill. Holt Funeral Home was in charge. | (Continued from page 1) tercst centers on the county hospital proposal, If this and the accompanying mill levies are approved, hospital units will be constructed in both Blytheville and O.sccola at a total cost to Mississippi Countian.5 of $479.745. Lagging other issues In interest but still regarded in political quarters as important is proposed Amendment No. 44, which lengthens from two to four years the terms of all state, district, county and township officials. Also on the ballot will be the proposed stock law, which has little application to Mississippi County since the comity has its own regulations on livestock ranges. The Weather Bureau forecast today generally good weather for the election tomorrow. Partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures are expected to contribute to a large vote turnout, III the municipal election tomorrow, three aldcrmanlc races are contested. In Ward One. incumbent Harry Taylor is opposed by Jesse M. White, a former alderman. Rupert Crafton, Ward Three alderman, is opposed by Dan Blbd- gett. In the Fourth Ward, there is a three-way race. c. A. Baggelt anil Charles Llpford are seeking to unseat Alderman J. Wilson Henry. This will be only the second time the relatively-new Fourth Ward has named an alderman. Three Are Unopposed Three city officials are unopposed. Ilicy are Second Ward Alderman J .L. (Jodie) Nabcrs. City Clerk W. I. Mnlin and City Attorney Percy A. Wright. Ballots boxes and other election materials were delivered election judges today by Sheriff William Berryman. Polls will open at 8 a.m. tomorrow and close at G:30. The following polling places in Blytheville have been established: Township box—Court House. Ward One-City Hall and Scay Motor Co. Ward Two—Goff Hotel and Phillips Motor Co. Ward Three—No. Two Fire Station, 1900 West Main. Ward Four—Moore Bros. Store. Following are the polling places in O.sceoln: Township Box—County clerk's office. Court House. Wnrd One—Drainage District No 9 office. Ward Two—Osceola Lumber Co. Ward Three—Circuit clerk's office. Court House. BLVTHKV1L.LE (AKK.J CUUKIKK NEW* Joiner Family Wins Balanced farming Prize An agricultural parlay nf cotton corn, soybeans, and vetch has brought a first prize to the James C. Byrd family O f near Joiner In the lenant Division of the Balanced Farming and Plant to Prosper contests for South Mississippi county Tlie Byrd family was selected by the county judging committee. Renting »7 acres of land, the Byrds are averaging more than a bale per acre on their 35 acres of cotton and growing 30 acres of soybeans and 10 acres of corn. Both their corn and cotton crops were sidectresscri with amonlum nitrate while vetch was plowed under ahead of the corn and a portion of the cotton. Fresh vegetables and potatoes are raised In their two-acre garden while nine brood sows. 60 hens and two milk cows supplement their balanced farm diet.. Mr. Byrd expects to sell $1.330 worth of livestock (mostly hogs) and his soybean crop is producing about 40 bushels per acre. Corn yield has been estimated at 65 bushels per acre. An electric refrigerator and wash- Ing machine were purchased recently by the Byrds. Livestock SCHOOL (Continued from page 11 by the failure of revenue measures enacted by the Legislature in 1949 to produce the expected revenue •The Btythcville schools have enrolled 258 more children Ibis vcnr than last which necessitated an' In-! crease of five teachers this year" t NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. III.. Nov. 6. i,v,— (USDAt— Hogs 15.000; top 10.15: few lights under 180 Ibs 10.25; bulk 170-210 Ibs 19.00-10; 210-270 Ibs 18.15-19.00: considerable part of run comprised of wciphts 240 Ibs and over to packers at 18.75. which late top; most sales HO-liiO Ibs n.50-18.75; bulk sows 400 Ibs down 17.25-18.25; heavier sows 16.50-17.25. Cattle 5500: calves 900: few loads slauphtcr steers 29.50-31.00; vcalcrs 1.00 higher: few lots medium and Rood steers and heifer yearlings 27.00-ao.25: common and medium beef rows 19.75-21.50; few good cnws 22.00-50: cnnners and cutlers mostly 15.50-19.00; few to 19.50. ACTM hThe LAST MEASURED The BALLOT MacARTHUR Continued trom Page 1. supply within easy reach to the enemy but beyond the limits of our present sphere of military action. "Whether and to what extent these reserves will be moved forward to reinforce units now committed remains to be seen and is a matter of the gravest international significance. 'Present Mission Llmlfcri' "Our present mission Is limited to the destruction of those forces now arrayed against us In North Korea, with a view of achieving :he United Nations' objective to Jring unity and peace to the Korean nation and people." Sources close to MacArthur said his means he wants U. N. permission to bomb troop concentrations, supply areas and air bases In Manchuria. This would hit the Reds at their source before they could build up a dangerous threat to the Allies. MacArthur declared the North Korean army had suffered 335,000 casualties—its full estimated military potential — by mid-October. That included 135.000 prisoners. Then the movement of Communist forces from Manchuria began. Sources close to MacArthur es-1 Minuted about .100.000 elite trained troops—veterans of the Chinese civil war—were deployed along the Yalu. Their commander is Gen. Lin Piao. famed Manchurian Hammer" of the Chinese civil war and one of (he most successful of Red China's field commanders. Rhee .Hakes Charges President Syngman Rhee of tlie Korean Republic told a news conference In Seoul all Communists take orders from the Kremlin. He implied Russia ordered the Chinese Communists "across the Yalu and into the Korea War. U. N. officials at Lake Success said they had not received a direct report from MacArthur on movement of Red Troops into Korea from Manchuria. A U. S. tie- mand for Security Council action has been forecast should MacArthur make a direct charge that Chinese Communists intervened in Korea. Warren Austin, u. S. delegate to the U. N. r was expected to inform the United Nations today of MacArthur's charges about -alien Communists." Red China's Peipiug radio assailed "American aggression" and reported mass meetings throughout China with peasants, students and teachers volunteering for service In Korea. Hong Kong heard unconfirmed reports that military law had been declared for several cities, including Daircn and Port Arthur, and that tlie Chinese Red military had taken over the Pciping-Mlikclcn railway which feeds by branch line into North Korea Leachville Woman Bruised When Struck by Truck Mrs. Ella Johnson,-49, 0 [ Lpach- ville, was reported "doing fine" by an attendant at ilodman's Hospital in Leachville Lhis morning where she Is recovering Jroni injuries received Saturday when struck by « truck near Leachville. Mrs. Johnson was struck by a truck loaded with coal and driven bv Billy \ViggIn. 19, of Cardwcll, Mo., as she stepped from behind a pickup truck In front of her home on Highway 18 a mile . e ast or Lciichville. Mrs. Johnson suffered severe bruises about the body but no bones were broken, the hospital attendant snld. State Trooper Don Walker, who Investigated, said no arrests have been marie. WAR (Continued from page 1) communications. MacArthur said the Influx of new Communist troops failed In the apparent attempt to trap and destroy the U. N. army. Allied forces fell back as much as 50 miles last week. The South Korean Seventh Re«i- mcnt, once on the Manchurian border, was just beginning to filter tack into the new allied lines. The U. S. 24th Division, which had struck within 15 miles of the Northwest, Korea border city of Sinuiiu was pulled back safely. NUVteMBKK I, Coofer Schools To Open Nov. 20 Cootei-. Mo., schools will re-open Nov. 20 for the second half of their split fall term, it was announced today by J. E. Godwin, superintendent. This opening date was advanced a week beyond original plans In order to Hive school children mi extra week to work in the cotton harvest Mr Godwin said. Mr. Godwin said he hoped "conditions will be such, upon reopening of the school, that parents will no longer require the services of their children In gathering In the crops and will send them to schoo; regularly." UN (Continued frcir. o:igc 1( dam supplies much of the electric power for Manchurian Industry. Some informed sources said the u. N. might ask MacArthur for more information and request its commission in Korean to Investigate before Inking concrete steps. An American diplomat ns-scrteri however, that this probably would accomplish litiic since the commission would be dependent on American military authorities for Haley Field to Be Site 3f Chick-Forrest City Playoff Nov. '24 The Blytheville Chicks will play their fust state championship playoff game on their home field Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson said this morning. Mr. Nicholson stated that the Chicks will meet the Forrest City Mustangs at Haley Field Friday night. Nov. 24 in -a first-round Class AA playoff game. Site for the game was determined at a meeting of Blytheville and Forrest City school officials in West Memphis Saturday night. The game was obtained for Blytheville on a flat cash guarantee, Mr. Nicholson said. Blytheville SuHers First Killing Frost Blytheville suffered It* first killing frost Sunday morning when the mercury plurnelcd to a 28-rtcgree low, R. E. Blaylock. official weather observer, sale! todny. County Agent Keith Bilbrcy described the frost as "a welcome event with no harm that I can conceive of. It should help the rest of the cotton to open." information nnd most information available is already included in the MacArthur communtmie. At best, it would be a delaying action. Pending a clarification of the American position, diplomats were cautions in speculating about possible U. N. moves. Caught bv Dilemma The recline; here, however seems to be that the world peace orRnnlzallon is caught or, ihc horns of ft ditoninin H the U. N. falls to take action, the world will lose Its new-found confidence in the organization as Ihe guardian of world peace On the other hand, hasty'action might precipitate a showdown in the East-West conflict. In the last analysis many dipla . mats here believe the outcome will be decided in Moscow. Should Russia give m, more O . )c , backing to the Pciping government than she has given ihe North Koreans, the U. N. could continue il.s nnti-asgi-cssion policy in Korea and when it had driven Chinese troops out of that country, sit li e ht The war could thus be 'localized and the prestige of the U. N. maintained. There's bourbon enjoyment inside... ,nd STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY NATIONAL DISTIUERS PRODUCTS CORPORATION, N.Y. UAND ' 86 PROOF AMENDMENT (Continued Rom 1) to various state agencies. The PTA spokesman M jd the PTA wants retention of all funds earmarked originally for school use but not available under the "common pool" plan. The schools need stationary funds so budgets can be planned In advance. •nils spokesman said that an increase of 10.000 school students in Arkansas annually > i, expected causing the need for 300 more teachers each year. ClO-Steel Owners Continue Negotiation PlTTSBUrtGH, Nov. 6 </Pi—Ten man bargaining teams representing Border Patrol Mexican Worker* Home Two bi'M load* of Mexican Nationals, in Mississippi County for the cotton harvest, were returned to their homes In Mexico today by the United 'States Border Patrol. The Mexicans were sent back to .Mexico for various violations of labor conducts. They were apprehended by border patrol agents working out of Blythevllle. ihe U. S. Steel Corporation and the Cio United Steelworkers sat down today for what may t* man-to- man, last, round negotiations on the big union's wage demands for the company's 155.000 production and maintenance employes. President Philip Murray of both the CIO and USW led the union delegation. Etowoh Man Hurt in Wreck Herman Bailey of Etowah wai reported to be "doing nicely" today at Baptist. Memorial Hospital In Memphis after being taken (here with two fractured legs Saturday He was Injured In an auto collision on Highway 40 east of Lt- panlo. TUp Lepanto men, Sam Stewart and Prank Jones, also were Injured Stewart, received broken ribs and rhest Injuries while! Jones suffered head Injuries and shock. Jones was reported to b« in fair condition today. The accident occured »t 330 p.m. Saturday. Nutritions experts believe children should have a quart, of milk a day. Hearing Waiv_ In Forgery COM On« man waived p**Umfe hearing on a charge of forger* t uttering and & preliminary h«VI for a second was continued u Saturday in Municipal OotJH morning. Harry w. Casey waived nrtUnl ary hearing on the charge and ordered held to await circuit o action. Hearing for Carl *•,•„, on a similar charge, was eonttnl until Saturday withjond «t The two men ar« eha*a«d , forging checks against the acwx of Tom and Travis Leachviile. Cicero Lawrence forfii cash bond on > charm- driving while under the tnfiui of liquor. A Minister's Profession of Courage and Faith Following a local option election held in Jones County, Mississippi, in which the wets were successful, on Sunday, August 20th, after the election, the Rev. William S. Mann, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Laurel, Mississippi, in a sermon to his parishoners, soid: "During tlie past week we have witnessed one method of dealing with alcoholic beverages triumph over another method. And let there be no m is uncle i-.sUmt- mg, it is the triumph of method over method, not (ha Devil over God, nor crime over the Cross. The outcome of the election simply means thai a telling blow has been dealt to the ineffective and unreasonable system of prohibition, a system which has gathered about itself through the years such spiritual pitfalls as deceit, hypocrisy, Pharisaism, and a host of other kindred spirtnal diseases, not to mention its various corruptive influences in the field of politics. The victorious method, one of open control, in the opinion of many of us will certainly allow our elected officials a more intelligent and reasonable approach toward controlling the flow of such beverages within the city—an •approach thai the old system could never give them. From a spiritual standpoint the new method immediately disposes of many of the very deadening spiritual hazards which are so characteristic of prohibition and which cause so much concern to serious churchmen. In victory may we avoid two things: first, let us not botch the opportunity to prove the merits of this new method by failing to lend our. active support to the city officials in carrying out a wise and just policy of dispensing this beverage. And second, may we never flaunt our opinion intolerantly and rudely in Ihe face of those who disagree with us, for let us remember that the new method, like prohibition, is far from be- jng infallible and without its weak points. But it is not upon the outcome of ihe election that 1 would dwell this morning but rather upon the campaigning incidents which preceded that election, and more specifically the campaign tactics resorted to by what was known as the 'church group.' There is no question . but that many of the tactics employed by this group threw the Christian Church as a whole into a very pathetic and confused position. Happily and encouragingly, there are many of you who share my indignant and shocked feelings at the arbitrary and presumptive manner in which this group used the name of the Christian Church and the person of our Lord Jestis Christ to force those who disagreed with them either to accept prohibition or to suffer divine damnation and the torments of hell. This 'church group' as it was called, insinuated a disloyalty to Christ on the part of those who questioned the supposed infallibility of what is only their own denominational views. A person like myself whose conscientious conviction is that prohibit ion is ineffective and inadequate, such a person was marked by this group as the devil's own child. A minister, agai'n like 'myself, who could not conscientiously share in their denominational views, was fanatically dismissed as not truly called of God. Some laymen who Were sincere and who possessed enough courage of their, convictions to oppose the 'church group,' were arbitrarily set down as being 'no pillars of their church.' They even presumed, if'not only insinuated, that the holy person of Christ would vote their ticket if lie 1 were here! Oh, it is depressing and disappointing just reciting their very questionable methods of defending their position. Did they realize the far-reaching, deeply penetrating consequences of what they did and said? Only a charitable and hopeful disposition could answer that question in the negative. I hope you won't think that I am presuming to be the 'scolding father." F do not intend that, certainly—I S m deeply disturbed for the sake"* of the general church and where all of these things would lead if they were allowed to go unnoticed. Of all groups, certainly a group representing Christ's llolv Church, we should anticipate from ,them large measures of both humility and charity, tlie very basic steps in Christian controversy. How disapiioiiiting ji vvas to see that so little room evidently was given to cither of these two pieces of 'common ground' for all men regardless of their differences. And do you not find it rather difficult In reconcile this: that those who were the Icndcra of this 'church (Reprinted by the Temperance and Tolerance Rev. William S. Mann, rector of St. John's romtc.l urtrmisinn p»w lor h, Mi.m»ipi>i cmimy citiirn. <:<„, ttr. group,' being as they are the spiritual and physical dependents of forefathers who but a few hundred years ago fought, bled and died to preserve the name of the Christian Church against some of the very name things that this group today has allowed to shadow their campaign—namely intolerant of another's views, placing penalties and punishments (divine airi otherwise) upon the conscientious convictions of tw!S who disagreed, insufferably dogmatic, prejudiced, the. end-juslifies-tho-means,' and belief in human infallibility. Turn back the wheel of time five hundred years and you will find that much of which has happened in the past week or so will easily find its place back there The sum and substance of the 'church-group's' campaign can be reduced to these two religious planks, .so to speak. First, that anyone who voted to improve tlie situation under prohibition was anti-Christ, and, second, that anyone who so much as desired a change ol - methods was ranging himself on the opposite sids of God and in the hands of greedy distillers and criminals. Piggish and frustrated people may drink to excess and drunk drivers may kill, and against these facts there's little argument. But none of these facts can make the method of prohibition any more than a favored opinion of a few religious bodies. None of these horrible facts can make the method of prohibition it- to a Christian' ordinance of God, if for no other rS» son than that prohibition is one of several methods, and a method that is far from being infallible. When sincere men are told that this or that i s a Christian ordinance of God, they want that ordinance to be infallible, not subject, to such obvious failings that prohibition presents. When prohibition is rightfully viewed as only the cherished opinion of two or three denomiiialions,\vhen it is show nnot to be a bona fide Christian ordinance of God because of its obvious inadequacies, then the charges of the 'church -group' in this recent election IjKCome not merely ridiculous but exceedingly serious. To call down the wrath of God upon those'who dis- a ree with their opinion, to accuse fanatically a minister who opposes their view as not being called of , God, to resume upon the mind of Christ in order to justify their denomination over and against another, nnd to portray their children as children of light and their opponents' children as the children of darkness, to read a man out of their church because his human' convictions oppose their human convictions, iiv-*Jje light of all this what conclusion can we drawn but wfet 'Uie 'church group' proclaimed their own infallibility? These is no infallibily anywhere on this earth. Nona in this church and none in that, none in your nor in me, in this minister or that layman. Is there any one fact clearer in our Lord's life than that god 'alone is your sole source of infallible, unfailing knowledge, trust, and strength? And too, did Christ not make, it clear that il was woe to that man who fell below this fact because of threats, timidity, compromise, hypocrisy, intimidation, and self seeking? In all humility which F can summon forth. I feel that the 'church group's' methods and propositions, certainly those that reached the press and radio, and streets, rendered the church in'general a decided disservice. The consequent confusion has seriously blurred the objective of the Christian Church's mission. Some of the arguments, empty and unreasonable a s they were, yet set forth as sure and infallible grounds for salvation, deepened the bewilderment of the host of skeptics outside of the church, and created skeptics anew inside of the church. And this at a time perhaps as never before, when it is paramount lhat * man believe, if he i s to survive spiritually Not meaning to be dramatic nor sickly'sentimental. I must confess that as I reviewed the events of the past severs! days, my heart grew heavier and heavier with a deep sorrow for what was being done to W» church and to the name of Christ—being done, I hope, unwillingly, unintentionally, and ovcr-zcalously . . . May the: printed word retain some portion of the spirit in which these words were spoken." Association of America with permisiion of th« Episcopal Church of Lourel, Mississippi.) AB.I.IM Prohlhltl™, l^rrr Knp««. g,er<.t.rf

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