The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 29, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TO* DOMINANT VOL. XLVI—NO. 6 BlytherfU* DtStr Htm Blytbertllel MORTHXAVT , Htnld Vtlta* If U« AND BOOT-HEIST IfMSOOW Congress Group Javors Murray As Head of AEC Committee Approval Expected for New Atomic Chairman WASHINGTON, March 2!). (AP)—Thomas E. Murray, a New York Democrat, was described by a Republican today as ''exactly the type of man" needed on the Atomic Energy Commission. The statement was made by Senator Bricker (R-Ohio) InMurray's presence during his 15-minute appearance before the joint Senate- House Atomic Committee. The committee Is considering Murray's nomination to the AEC. Named By Truman The enginecr-busmessman-inven- tor was named by president Truman last week to fill online un- expired term of David B. Lllienthal, who left the commission Feb. 15. Senator Hickcnlooper (Iowa) ranking Republican member on the committee, previously had said he knew of no opposition to Murray Senator McMahon (D-C o n n) t mmi||tee chairman, said he would II senators absent from the hearing and, if possible, send Murray's nomination lo the Senate later in the day. The Senate probably -.vll not act until later this week early next week. , Murray, 58. Is a Catholic. He 1 leaving tomorrow on a pilerimagi to Rome with his wife and fivi of his 11 children. Must Resign Post Under the AEC law, Murray wil be. required to resign his director ships of two New York banks—th Bank of New York and the Fiftr Avenue Bank — and the Chrysle Corporation. He told reporters hi would do so after Senate confirm at ion. ; Approval by a majority of th 1 nine senators on the joint commit i tee would send Murray's name t' the Senate for confirmation. Murray is slated to become a reg i ; ular member of the commission ' with Sumner T. Pike continuing •? ' as r.cting chairman in" place o Lilientbal. Terms of all five com missioners : will expire next Juri 30! The prBtttent.then,will nam .coijMilJMjfe.U»Il|fe R*' % \ 1 . .- ( . i White 1 House Sources Disclose Anticipated Shifts fay President KEY WEST. Fla., March 29. (AP —Authoritative White Ho us sources said today that Frederick J Lawton, 49-year-old govcrnmei career officer, has been picked b President Truman as his next d! rector of the budget. A native of Washington and veteran of nearly 30 years of fed eral service, Lawton will succce budget director Frank Pace, Jr., a Arkansan, when the latter is chos en as secretary of the army, thes sources reported. ' The officials, declining the use _ their names, said the two promo- i tlons sre Included in a list of cx- tjjpected administration changes. many of which will be announced from Mr. Truman's winter White House shortly. lawlon Is lawyer Lawton, who has been with Ihc budget bureau for 15 years, Is now assistant director. Like Pace, he is a lawyer as well as an accountant. He has been a key figure in the operations of the bureau for many years. Other changes under consideration ^ronld chirt Secretary of the the long BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1950 FOVRTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Fire Levels Dell Gym And Guts Lunchroom; Loss Set at $50,000 Lack of Water T~7 7~~c ~j~ subpoena Is Served Dolly the Elephant Executed at Dawn For Crushing Boy SARASOTA. Fla., March 28. (VP) —Dolly, the circus elephant, was executed at dawn today. The animnl was put to death with cyanide for killing five-year- old Edward Schooly who was feeding her peanuts last Sunday. Why the old weary-looking animal suddenly grabbed the child with her trunk arid stepped on his head was a mystery. The decision was made at the last minute. John Ringling North circus vice president had said a few hours, earlier a "deluge" ot protests by telephone, telegram and letter had been received at winter quartern here and left officials still undecided about the execution. Only a bare announcement was here_by North after the Air Force Symineton to vacant chairmanship of the Manorial security Resources Board and move Thomas K. Finlctter Into tne secretaryship of the Air Force. I,.*,? "' for mer ECA chief in ,"" m - w »s the aulhor of the "Fin- poltcy. Wrl " °" the nallon:l1 alr e President 1 may delay *« I./UVTON on rase 5 the Weather recast: Fair, cooler and in south and ons Arkansas • this aflerm I"central p •tonight. Thurfi ; day fair and warmer. Missouri i nn , "">': Clearing, conllnued cold tonight; I 0w 2530 southj fair a nd warmer' Thursday; high 55 south. . WARM!* Minimum this mornlng-39. Maximum ycsterday-70. Sunset today_6:17. Sunrise tomorrow—5:50. Total since Jan. 1—26.12. Mean tjmperature (midway between high and low>-545. Norma ' m«an for March—51 2. Minimum thl^^in^. Council Affirms Agreement jv;ith Housing Authority '..The City Council 'last night adopted a resolution affirming cooperation agreement between the city and the Blytheville Housing Authority in connection with 150 dwelling units planned in addition lo the 80 already under construction. - The resolution ,.as similar to that adopted last October in connection with the first 80 units. Of these 150 units, 75 will be for white occupancy and 15 for Negroes. The cooperation agreement also stipulates that 10 per cent of the "shelter rents" collected shall be paid the city In lieu of taxes. "Shelter rents" are rentals received exclusive of heating, light and water payments. J. Mell Brooks, secretary-treasurer of the Authority, said today that results of a survey conducted to determine housing needs among Negroes are expected to be returned about April 4. Selection of a site for the Negro project will be based on this survey, conducted by Economic Research Agency of Madison, Wis. New York Cotton May July Dec. Open High Low 1:30 3204 3206 .1216 3065 3211 3223 .... 3075 36fll .... 3065 3215 3225 3061 3087 3068 3214 3561 3046 3046 3048 Courier News Photos HELL SCHOOL FIRE—As strong winds whipped flames, the Dell School gymnasium this morning was destroyed byifire. Top photo shows the gym at the height of the blaze. The stack (upper lelt) collapsed minutes after the picture was taken. Building at right is school lunchroom. Lower photo shows the west wali and entrance of the building as the flames completed the job of destroying the gym. (See additional picture on Page Fivi.) Chinese Nationalists Claim Rout of Red Junks TAIPEI.- Formosa. March 29. MO —Chinese Nationalists said today their warships routed two fleets of nearly 100 well-armed Communist junks south of Shanghai, sinking most of them. Generalissimo Chiang Kai- shek shouted a fiery denunciation of international Communism. In his second speech in two days, the Nationalist president Called upon China's youth "to assume a holy mission of crushing the Communist traitors, driving out the Russian aggressors, restoring the Chinese republic and rescuing onr compatriots oh the mainland." Nationalist warpiancs hunted down remnants of the crack Red troops who Invaded Hainan Island Monday. The Nationalists said yesterday they shattered an invasion force of more than 4.000. Semi-official dispatches said Nationalist warships engaged more than 10 heavily armed Red junks under the guns of shore batteries at Nanhwel, 22 miles southeast of Shanghai, •'atlonal- Ist gunfire reportedly silenced several batteries and sank most of the junks. Later In Ihc day the 1 warships sighted more than 30 Communist junks farlhcr south and In a running battle sank n, the dispatches said. Air headquarters said Natlonal- r st planes spotted two groups of more than 200 men each who had fought inland from the Hainan Island beaches. The planes attacked. A third and smaller group fought back with anli-aircrafl fire. Remnants of the Red Invading force could be seeking to Join Communist guerrillas. Supply Hampers Firemen's Work Five swept through the Dell School gymnasium this morning and left in its wake damage estimated at between $50,000 and 560,000. The blaze, which started sometime before f) a.m. when it was discovered by janitor Elmer Sanders, leveled the gymnasium and gutted a comparatively new lunchroom winch was located nearby. School Board President M. R. Griffin said the loss "wll probably • mount to something between $50,000 and $00,000. About $10,000 of the loss was covered by Insurance." He said the board will take prompt action oh rebuilding plans and will restore the lunchroom as «oon a* possible. Superintendent A. E. Cdldwcll said Mr. Sanders notified him of the blaze around 9 o'clock. "I grabbed a fire extinguisher." Mr. Ciildwcll salii, "And did what 1 could, but the flumes seemed to be In the lop of the building." Oilier Firemen Called ' The town of Dell, with no water system, called on Blythevile and Manila fire departments which arrived after the blnze was well under wny. Water was obtained from Hie Dell Compress which ran hoses approximately 12 blocks to the scene of the blaze. / i Only alert work on the part of the two, fire ^ departments saved J v the school's'.agrlouiturnl training building, which was" squarely In the path'of trie windswept flumes! Cllliffu In ntirhr homes be- tan mllvinj; furniture from (heir houses as the flrr reached its heiRlvl. The olri Methodist Church, located about a block away, was iRnllcrl by wind-blown sparks but speedy discover; soon brought flames there under control. Cnach Charles Rennfll said practically all iif the wool's »(h- ^ lelin equipment was saved. Much of the food and equipment in (he lunchroom was also carried to safety before flames made great headway ' In that hulminif. The gymnasium, a wooden frame structure, was built more than ten years ago. A band room, which ad- In Dispute on Files WASHINGTON, March 29. (/p)-Setmte officers today served th» first of three subpoenas demanding from top government ofticials the loyalty records which President Truman has declined to turn over to G'fy's Residents Quickly Rally To Aid of Destitute Family of JO Members of the H. R. Ellis family have plenty of reasons to smile today. Blythevillc's more fortunate residents have unselfishly rallied to the aid of the destitute family of 10. Response to the Kiwants Club's Underprivileged Children's Committee's appeal for help for the family has been "wondcrf--!," it was reported this morning. Cars and AEC Places Highest Priority On Development of H-Bomb SOUTH HADLEY, Mass., March 29. (/P)—Development of the hydrogen bomb has been given top priority by the Atomic Energy Commission. Sumner T. Pike, acting chairman of the commission, made the disclosure In a Mount Holyokc College address last night. Although he did not specifically mention the hydrogen bomb. Pike said: "We are doing some reshuffling of the projects and the personnel in the whole atomic energy program In order to bring the utmost weight to bear on the specific weapons development work which the President has recently directed us to pursue." H-Bomb Implied His reference to the specific work which the President directed the commission to pursue made It clear Pike meant th. H-bomb. The President announced some lime ago that he told the commission to 10 to work on the bomb. Pike also said that work is being speeded on development of an itom- k cnclm lor n»v»l renel*. Before Ihc year ends, he said, an atomic, reactor "looking forward eventually to a power plant for naval vessel propulsion" may be under construction In Idaho. "There already Is one reactor under construction In Idaho," he said "The building of another should start In the same area about as soon as the frost gets out of the ground. A third one looking forward eventually to a power plant for naval vessel propulsion Is In the advanced design slage where construction, also in Idaho, may be started before this year Is out. Fourth Is Kxpected "A fourth employing different techniques and aiming at somewhat different results Is also In a fairly advanced stage of design and Is expected to be built north of the General Electric Company's main plant near Schenectady. N.Y. A reactor was described by Pike as an "experimental machine whose operation will give the scientific and engineering people experience from which they can devise Improvements eventually leading the ,w«y to useful power." :rucks driven by volunteer workcrs*- madc a number of calls late yesterday and last night to pick up donations of clothing and there still I'ere many calls lo be made today. "Response Wonderful" "We've got about everything that's needed." a spokesman for the committee said this morning, "and more than enough of some articles. Tlie response has been wonderful." But the public was assured that even though there was an excess of donations, nothing will be wasted. "We plan to go through everything." the spokesman said, "give the Ellis family everything that Is needed and pack the excess away for another such situation. Maybe we'll have enough that the next time we won't have to ask tor donations." The committee's appeal had scarcely been sounded until telephone calk began pouring In offering clothing, food, shoes, soap and bedding for the needy family— especially for the eight bare-foot and ragged children, the majority of whom don't know what brought it all about. One family offered several pieces o( spare furniture, Including an oil stove, for the Eltlscs' bare, weather- beaten shack while another gave washing equipment that included a good supply of 'soap and a clothes line. Another offered badly-needed bedding and some chairs while another donated a quantity of home- canned food stuffs. The first portion of the donations solicited by the Kiwanlnns, Including a supply of groceries and soap. was taken to the family home late yesterday with the rest to be taken this afternoon and tomorrow after It hu been aorttd. N. O. Cotton Joined the gym, was completed only recently and the brick lunchroom was comparatively new. The fire marked the second lime in 1950 that a Mississippi County gymnasium has been destroyed b> fire. On Feb. 1, the Shawnce School gymnasium was collapsed by flamra in a fire which wrecked an estimated $50,000 damage. May July . Oct. . Dec. Mar. Embassy Plane Crash Checked RAMSAYVJLLE, Ont., March 29 M'l—The U.S. Air Force's top safely officer began an investigation lodai into the explosion and crash o the U. S. embassy plnne in which American Ambasador Laurence A Stclnhardt and four others were killed yesterday. Oocn Hlt>h Low I-101 M aj. Gcn ' vlctor E. Borlrandlas open High Lo* l.30 |d|rcclor o , f]ylng Mfcly [or the a( force, took a leading role In the inquiry started by Canadian polio and Hoyal c.-madinn Air Force of fleers shortly after the tragedy. The chief witness Is the sole sur vivor, MiSgt Gwynne A. Long o Vannoy, N. C., who parachuted from Ihc flaming plane just bcfor It blew up and ploncd Into a snow-covered field near here. 3187 3183 3111 3192 3197 3184 3C60 3073 3053 3055 . 3053 3055 3035 3035 . 3052 3052 M3i 3034 New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: A T ii T 154 3-4 Amer Tobacco 705-8 Anaconda Copper 2R 1-1 Beth Steel 34 1-8 Chrysler 655-8 Gcn Electric 465-8 Gcn Motors 71 Montgomery Ward 55 N Y Central 13 1-2 Int Harvester 263-8 National Distillers 23 1-4 Republic Steel 26 Radio n 7-8 Socony Vacuum n Studebaker M 1-2 Standard of N J 69 1-2 Texas Corp 64 7-8 Snow Flurries Cut Spring Season Short The spring season was short-liv cd for Blytheville as ll^ht snow flurries dropped from an ovcrcas sky here today. The flakes wer barely perceptible and melted upo hitting the earth.. Robert B. Blay lock, official weather observer, re porled a low temperature of 39 de grecs this morning with a maximui of 70 degrees yesterday. NAMKI) IN PE1MISCOT—William . Jnincs, county extension agent ir Butler County,' Mo., for 15 years, slated to become county 'agent or Pcmiscot County on April 1, suc- ecdlng M. D. Amburgey. Mr. James a nallve of Uunklln County ; aricl •> a graduate of the University ol lissourl. Defense Rests n Goodman Trial Defendant Testifies In Second Trial For Traffic Death The defense rested Us case till nornlng in the second trial of Her bert Goodman of Osceoln on charge if Involuntary manslaughter In Os ccola Circuit Court. Goodman Is charged as driver o •he car that struck and killed Jak Kranse, barber, In Osceoln late las 'ear. Goodman look the stand again his morning, and testified that h realized he had hit someone bu led because he was frlghtcnei Other defense witnesses today In eluded Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Wade. / new trial for Goodmnn was orrtere' ast week after a Jury deadlocks on a verdict. Calls Rebuttal Witness The state presenled a rcbutla witness. R. L. Kersey, who lestlflc hat Ray Everett, who was wit: Goodman shortly before the accl dent, (old him that he (Everett eft the defendant because lie wa ntoxlcated. Everett earlier testlfie -hnt he and Goodman had con sumcd only a "few beers." Deputy Sheriff Edgar Young als testified again, and reiterated h. testimony of. the first "trial in a Goodman w ., In his opinion In loxicatcd an hour after the ace dent. Another witness for the state wa scheduled to testify this aftcrnoo before the prosecution rests Us cas Before court recessed at 5 p.n yesterday, one defense witness nn seven witnesses for the state wcr heard. New .lury Picked Witnesses for the stale Include Guy Robblns, M. L, Mayo, Bo Dakcr, Deputy Sheriff Dave Young, Sam Hodges, Wade Qulnn and Dr. W. T. Turrentlnc. Mr. Robins and Mr. Baker testified that Goodmun was exceeding the 20-mile speed limit and Deputy Sheriff Young said the defendant was intoxicated when arrested shortly after the accident. The stale Is basing much of ils case on the intoxication and speeding angles. Earlier yescrday, a new jU-y was selected for Goodman's new trial. Selected as jurors were Ray Owens, Mclvin GIrdlcy ,Roy Langston and Kelly Gardner, all of Osceola; Jack Barnes and Walter Glover, both of Joiner; Wlch Hall and Grover Jackson, both of Kclser; Willie Talc and Joe Gentry, both of Luxora; Troy Langston of West Rldgo and Carl Appling ot Dyess. + a Senate committee, Joseph Duke, scrgeant-at-arms. rvcd his first subpoena on Harry Mitchell, chairman of the Civil crvice Commission, at the Capitol, Itchcll had come to the Capitol I business. Dnke had other subpoenas for eerctary of State 'Acheron and At- irney General McGrath. The subpoenas demand — under penalty"—that the officials pro- uce loyalty records by next Tues- ay and give them to the'Senate orelgn relations subcommittee In- wtlgatlnK charge's of: communist itineration of the State Departent: Contempt of Senate The penalty is possible citation or contempt or the Senate If th« fflclals fail 16 heed the subpoenas. All of them are under Instruc- ons from < president Truman that uch records are not to be glveri congressional committees. Mr. 'ruman Issued a general order to t effect In 1948. He took the- osltlon then that there are long- .andlng precedents for the execu- 've branch of the government re- .islng to give documents to Con- ress If it would be against th» iiibiic Interest.: ' The subcommittee, Investigating barges by Senator McCarthy (R- VIs) of Soviet : espionage acttv- tlcs linked to the State Department, demanded IKe full loyalty lies reaching back/to Jan.!, 1940 • or about 90 persons The files iought are in the State Department, he ClvUSecvlce Loyalty Board md he FBI ,. - , . , Personal Appearance ", The subpoenas would require the presence of Acheson,'McGrath and Mitchell—with the files—before the 'nqulry group next Tuesday. The five member committee took his action , yesterday after President Truman said In a, letter to Chairman Tydlhgs (D-Md) that 'the single most Important element"^ a fair and just Joyalty M'ogrnm Is "the preservation of all files In connection therewith In strictest confidence." See SUBPOENA on Page I Fast Paint Job to Climax Jaycee Project The North Mississippi County Health Unit building at Railroad and Walnut Streets Is due to gel a. new coat of paint and gel it In a hurry. Although It will be April 10 or later, the paint will go on the Health Unit's hcado.uartcrt here In record time once the Job starts. This speedy paint job Is to be part o[ of a two-week "Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up" project spon- •ored by the Blytheville junior Chamber of Corrimcrcc and slated to get under way April 10. Kemp Whlsenhunt, Jayccc chairman of the project, said yesterday that tentative plans for the project also include a parade, a ball and naming of « young "Paint Up Queen. 11 The whole event Ij calculated lo call attention to the posslblll- .ttes of remodeling, redecorating, renovating and otherwise 'using the current spring ind 'summer bull dine n*Mn to touch up the old homestead. Plans for the parade Include starling the procession on West Main Street and ending up at the Health Unit. Here, a crew of painters will be timed to see how fast they can apply a coat of paint to the building. A date for the ball has not been set as yet. other plans are in the making for the project and will be announced later by Mr. Whlsenhunl,. Two Schools To Close for AEA Meeting Plans today called for BlylhevlIIe High School and Junior High Sr'nool to be closed tomorrow and Friday because of the annual Arkansas Education Association conference at Little Rock. . Approximately 50 teachers from the Blytheville School system will attend the two-day conference. W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of Blytheville Schools, raid the elementary schools woul'l remain In session according to present plans. Those attending will Include Mr. Nicholson; Miss Ro(a Hardy, assistant superintendent; Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, c'^mentary school supervisor; Miss F'fie Lee Terrell, vocational guidance director; Mrs. J. Wilson Henry, vocal music director; and Rohort Llpscomb, band director. Those from hirh school to attend will include W. rj. Tommey. principal; Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander. Miss Gcorglna Arce. Miss Frances Bow. en. Miss Cecil Cassidy, Mrs. Perry Darby, David Elliott, Mrs. W. O. Green, Miss Monta Hughes. Miss Donna Johnson. Robert McGraw, Mrs. o. E. Qucllmalz, Mrs. Lucille Mantey, Russell Mosley, Albert Robcrson. Freeman Robinson. Trmrmo'i Hewlett, Earl Stabler, Mrs. Grace Walker, Miss Luna B. Wilrmim. Miss Betty Wilson, Miss Mary Delia White and Madison P. Ayrtrlntl. .'•.mlor high faculty members to attend Include Earl B. Nail, principal: Miss Avis Howard, Miss Lll- Uan Shaver. Mrs. Herma Shepherd and Miss Jtila Ma; Watson. Elementary teachers to attend will include the following: Central School — Mrs. Lillian Frank, Miss Kathryn Rowell, Mrs. Robert Lipscomb, and Betty Cox; Langc— Mrs. E. B. Hardin, principal; Mrs. Marjorie Hancock, Miss Mary Outlaw, and Miss Betty Wlllyerd; Sudbury—Mrs. E. F. Fry. principal, and Miss Florence Moore; Yarbro — Miss Minnie Foster, principal; Miss Alice Marie rtoss and Mrs. Gertrude Sansom. '. The meeting will end Friday night. Soybeans Open High Low ciosi May 2664 266>i 256 '. 258?» July ...... SSI!'. 262K 252S S53V4 Nor: ...... 2»K 306% XO 301 . 'f- 'i ,

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