The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 22, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 22, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 211 BlythevUl* D»U> New* Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald $30,000 Is Pledged In City's Campaign For New Industry Prospects for obtaining industry for Blytheville were brightened last night when some 75 businessmen subscribed $30,000 of a proposed ?100,000 industrial foundation. The group met in the Mirror Room of Hotel Noble to discuss prospects of obtaining industries which currently are interested in locating in Blytheville. E. B. David, Max Logan and J.* ', L. Gunn, all members of the Cham- "wo California Areas Face New lood Threats THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHTA ST AKKAM8A1 AND BOUTpKA« MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 ber of Commerce's Industrial Committee, reported to the group that tn attractive industry is in the olf- Ing for the city. However, they pointed out, the community will have to make arrangements to secure a building for which the industry will pay a fair rental. Members of the committee explained that lack of an induslrial foundation in the past has automatically eliminated Blytheville tn several of its efforts to gain industry. As a result of this discussion, the group voted to empower the Industrial committee to negotiate with industrial prospects now interested In locating here. In the motion, the committee was empowered to guarantee industry community participation up , to 1100.000. ,<4k' Group to Visit Office ^? The group also voted to dispatch • delegation to the home offices of at least one of these industrial prospects to learn of their requirements in contemplated expansion programs. Machinery was set up at last night's session to rate and solicit BlythevIHe business firms in regard to obtaining a fund which would permit the Industrial Committee to deal with prospective industries. ' Members of the committee were quick to point out that most of the Industrial executives with whom they have talked are not asking ; that communities give them plant , space. They are willing', it was reported, to lease the building and give the community a fair rental for Its use Committee lo Be Chos«n Th^ group also voted to empower the Chamber of Commerce to appoint a citizens committee which will solicit investments in the Industrial fund. . ' : j Alvin Huffman, Jr., Chamber- ol ^-ipommerce president who acted as . moderator at last night's session . • fcer'Vill lend every eTfo ./its 'success, 1 ' -' To Insure prompt action'to fpl- tlow up last night's interest, Mr '; Huffman said he would nicet with .{.other persons today to name the i/cltizens committee which wil V handle solicitations, - f'. Other reports were made by Bly-•-<• ( theville realtors who said the lack "of employment in the Blytheville srea is becoming alarming. Thel • pointed out that this Is leading to • a population loss. Job Requests l>ecHne I5cre . In regard to the local employment situation, H. L. Halsell, of the Blytheville office of the Arkansas Employment Security Agency, said the decline In the number of job requests was obvious. "This time last year, our offici was making calls to other parts o the state in' an effort to bring al types of labor to Blytheville because the demand was so great. "Now," he stated, "other office- call us and request, various workers skilled and unskilled, because the rfciow workers are available here." ^T'Mr. Huffman - said that "thL meeting Is not being held in protes to or In criticism of the work civ leaders have done In the past 50 years in obtaining Industry. "We are now witnessing a mech anlcal revolution on.the farm which Is releasing labor for other Jobs Certainly we don't want to dis See INDUSTRY on rage 8 Weather Arkansas Forecast: Mostly clou'dj this afternoon, partly cloudy to night and Thursday. Colder north portion Thursday. Missouri Forecast: Partly cloud and mild with Increasing winds to night; cold wave entering north west Thursday forenoon over spreading entire state Thursdai afternoon and night; accompanied by snowtlurrles and strong north westerly winds;' low tonight nea 40, 20 above south by Friday morn Minimum this morning—32. Maximum yesterday—61. Sunset today—4:52. Sunrise tomorrow—6:41.. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m today—.03. Total since Jan. 1—59.16. Mean temperature (midway be tween high and low)—41 5. Normal mean temperature November—50.2. . This Dale L»5l Year Minimum this morning—52. Maximum yesie-rday—SO. PreclplUitlon Jaa. i to thl« date • fc Debris-Filled Warm Begin Recession In Orher Sectors By The Anociattd Frt«» Two north central CalifomU re as today faced new threats from valanches of muddy, debris-filled lood waters, that had betrun a gen ral recession elsewhere In Call jrnia and Nevada. The Hoods have caused at least tne deaths and more than $20,000 MO damage In three days. Army engineers warned residents long the Sacramento River be. ween Sacramento, Calif., and ita louth to watch for possible levee reaks as the crest of the combined iacramento and American rivers urges downstream. The engineers ermed the situation critical anc rdered out 150 men to patrol levees lear Sacramento. Crews worked on evees weakened by nine days of ain. The Sacramento River- flow cached 100.000 second feet, greatest olume since 1907. A second foot Is flow of one cubic foot per second Danrer N«w Modesto : The second danger area was near lodesto, where runoff waters from he Don Pedro Dam are expected Invade lowlands and residential reas today. The dam filled yes- erday and 26,000 cubic feet of wa- er a second are still flowing Into It. General relief seemed to be «t land, however. " The U.S. Weather Bureau in San 'ranclsco. reported "The excessive •ainstorm ... is ended." The bu- iU up-Job. The waters of the rampaging Set FLOOD on SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT! )hlendorfs Get Farming Award Osceolons Named One of 'Master Farm Families' for 1950 Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ohlendorl of Osceola were one of the four Arkansas farm couples designated by the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation in Little Rock last night as •Master Farm Families" for 1950. The other three couples are Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Cox of Texarkana. Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Davis of Lawrence County and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gates of Morrllton. .The awards are made »t each Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation convention. They climax a contest conducted annually by the Progressive Farmer Magazine in co-operation with the Agricultural Extension Service. Ed Lipscomb, Memphis, public relations director of the National potion Council, told the conven- :ion last night that American farmers constitute the only group capable of reversing a trend toward socialism. Some 1,500 bureau members, representing every county in the state, are attending the convention. Speakers today were to include Rep. Albert Gore of Tennessee. - Blytheyille Man Gets Card Mailed 15-Years Ago from Memphis Carey McFarland of 517 North 10th Street yesterday received a postcard telling him that his five- year-old son had recovered from meningitis and lumbar pneumonia and could leave Baptist Memorial Hospital In Memphis next Sunday. This would have been good news 'except that his son, Billy Wayne, now Is 20 years old and the card was delivered 15 years late. Postmarked Dec. 6, 1935, the card was written by Mrs. McFarland and apparently had been lost In the malls since that time. Also, th; card was received on the enact day that young McFarland took sick In 1935—the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Your Community Chest Helps— BiytheviHe PTA— The' six Parent-Teacher Associations in Blythevllle are scheduled to share the total allotment of *600 set aside for them In the 1950 Community Chest budget. These groups include the Senior High, Junior High, Central, Langc, Sudbury a- n d Harrison Negro High School PTA's use the money made a- vatlable to them through the C o m m u n I I . Chest to Improve and equip th schools and school grounds. Items the PTA's .Some of the Items the PTA's N. O lave given the schools include & lunchroom stove, playground equipment, scholarships, books, sidewalks Pec. and-first aid supplies. Mar. Eich.of the PTA's-is to receive May $100 ..from the 1950 Community July —Courier News Fhoto your Immediate future was NO IDLE DREAM-You'd be a little puffed up and Indignant.'too. u your unmemale In R asly foreseen as that of the gobler above. This turkey, photographed on the flennle He.vsie «™ near Blylheville, appears doubtful that he has so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving as he contemplates trading places with the bird held by John Sparks'of Nunn Provision Co. farm near City to Observe Thanksgiving Tomorrow Most Blytheville residents will take a day off tomorrow to observe Thanksgiving—on the nation-wide date for this holiday rather than the Arkansas date ol Nov. 30. Nearly all stores, both batiks, schools, the Post Office, Ihe Court House and city offices will be closed tomorrow, Only box and special delivery service and delivery of perishable goods will ~be provided by the oPst Office tomorrow. Schools in the Blytheville District dismissed at the regular closing hour today lor a four-day weekend. Classes will resume at the regular time Monday morning. The Arkansas Revenue Department. County. Draft Board and Chamber of Commerce offices In City Hall also will be closed tomor row No session of Municipal Court will be held tomorrow morning. Open High Low . 4341 4400 4341 . 4283 4358 4283 . 4232 4300 422S . 4154 4220 4228 . 3680 3704 3680 1:30 4383 4243 4286 4203 3704 20 Dead, Missing as Trains Collide in Rocky Mountains EDMONTON, Alta., Nov. 22. (^(-Twenty persons are dead missing and .58 injured following the head-on collision high in the Rocky Mountains yesterday of two Canadian National Railway trains The trains—an eastbound passenger and a westbound trooper—rammed together Just west of the Canoe River siding, 312 miles west of here. They were scheduled to pass there. Army officials said that the bodies of :o soldiers were taken from the wreckage of three coaches. Two died last night en route to Hospital in an emergency train. Four were missing and believed dead. Four engine crewmen were still buried today In the crumpled wreckage of their giant locomotives. The injured toll also mounted with the arrival here of the emergency train. In addition to S3 injured servicemen, five train crewmen were hurt, two seriously. Eleven ambulances were lined up on the platform of the C.N.R. station here to take the injured from the train and speed them to a hospital. One train, carrying 340 officers and men. was bound for Fort Lewis Wash., where 10,000 Canadian soldiers will be trained to fight with United Nations forces In Korea. The troop train, running slightly behind schedule, and a Transcontinental Limited collided on a mountain curve on the main line of the Canadian National Railways They were near a siding at Canoe Ulver, British Columbia, where they were scheduled to pass. Chest Drive Contributions Total $2,512 A total ol S2.512.50 has been re ported to date In the 1950 Com munlty Chest drive. Worth D. Hold cr secretary of the Chest Board salrl today. Tills Includes contributions ob tained hi Ihe advance gifts and th general solicitation phases of th campaign to raise 528.1.10 to sup port a dozen welfare, educations and youth agencies in Blythevill next year. • Another SI 15 has been received li the form of pledges, Mr. Holde said. i Courier Hewj Staff To Observe Holiday Members of the Courier News staff will join other Blythovillc residents In observing the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow and no cdUIon of this newspaper will be publlshec then. Publication will be resumed Friday. Army Reserve Intelligence Uni, Organized for Blytheville Area An Army Reserve military Intelligence unit has been organized for the Blythevllle area, Major Gene Bradley, commander, said today. The unit is to be known as HQ 369lh Military Intelligence Company and Is a Class 'A" unit with forty eight pay periods per year. Three officers and one enlisted man have been assigned to the unit and there arc openings lor four more enlisted men al present, Mai. Bradley said. Drill snd class periods are to be held Uie first four Tuesdays ol each month in Building T-800 the air base. Those eligible lo Join this u are reservists, former enlisted me or men subject to draft, ,\)a Bradley said. Members of this un are not subject k, selective servic the major said, but will be calle lo active duty If whole Is activated. the unit as Others now assigned to the un nre Capt, Robert McGraw, Sccon U. J&mes Baushman and M/Sg William autcheli n 2 Sections By TUB ASSOCIATE!) PRESS United Nations forces made cautious advance along most forth Korean fronts today 'bile American superforts ounded Communist bases and roop concentrations in the ortheast. nd Allied Intelligence showed that Communists are massing troops equipment on both sides of Iwrder In the areas of MUSIIII nd Tumen. These are in the far ortheast panhandle of the Korean eninsula. Should the Reds break out from Us area they could cut off th« u. . Seventh Division's armored icarhead ij'hich yesterday planted le United Nations ting on the nith bank ol the Yalu River al Hyesanjln. The build,up of Communist, chl- ese and Korean forces In the lusan slaginr areas may be prl- larily to block the United Nations larch toward the Soviet Siberian order. South Korean Capital Division nits have pushed up the east coast eight miles E onth of Chongjln, miles from the Soviet border here the Reds, were preparing to lake a stand. Cruiser Prepare) \v»y Heavy gun-fire from the U. S •uiser St. Paul prepared the way >r the South Korean advance. Aled officers said the South Ko- :ans so far have Been up against retreating and disorganised en- my. Meanwhile .the 17th Regiment of rie U.S. Seventh Division—the first .merican force to reach the Man- hurian border—dug in at Hycsan- tn. Other division elements, 15 illes lo the south attempted to <lpe out two Communist battalions ndangering the allied flank. The •leds were reported at Samsu,- 10 niles southwest of Hycsanjin but he Allies were having difficulty •Ith faulty road maps and » winery mountain terrain^ All Allied moves* were cautious Sen WAR nn Pajit 8 a nee Cautiously N. Korean Front *, * * * U.S.-British Split Again OnRedChinaQuestion liAKE SUCCESS, Nov. 22. (S';-BrilaIn and the Uniled states lined up lu opposite camps again today on the question ot Investigating Nationalist China's charges of Russian aggression. The u. N. Assembly's 60-natlonal political committee, resuming debate on the issue may decide it before the day Is over. -+ Nationalist China's T. F. Tslans • | • presented his case yesterday Acheson Asserts He Will Consult With GOP Heads Secretory Soys H« Will Discuss Foreign Policy with Critic* By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. (H>)— Secretary of Stale Acheson said today he expects to consult with Republican tedders of Congress, Including Senator Taft of Ohio, on foreign policy. He said he had done so in the past and would continue this course, • He told a news 'conference 'at the same time that some extraordinary Interpretations had been placed on his speech Friday night assailing B Taft proposal' to re- examlne basic u. S. foreign policies toward Europe. He said that, some critics had read Into this a>i opposition on his part to any congres*. sional inquiry and he declared this was not true. Acheson was lold that his Friday speech, attacking "re-cxamlnlsts" had ben widely interpreted as a blast at Senator Taft, whom Acheson had not named In the talk. Asked whether lli'i was correct, Acheson said he would leave that up lo the reporters to figure out but complained that his remarks were much more widely interprets , Sea ACHESON on Pago 8 Texas B-29 Crack-Up Kills at Least Two FORT 'WORTH, Tex., Nov. 22. (AP)—A K iant E-3G ioml>cr crashed today about thirty miles southwest of Fort Worth. First reports were that ten men bailed from the craft, which is the world's largest land-based bomber. At least two men were reported dead. The 13-36 usually carries a crew of 15 Thfi jjilf-eiliTjnprt era ft. J»l «Ky.»t> j New'51 Fords To Be Shown Here Friday case yesterday. He charged that the Kremlin not only engineered the Chinese civil war but now has 46,000 agents in China controlling all political, economic and cultural Hie. Tsiane proposed that the UN set up a fact-finding commission to look -into the situation and report back to the Assembly ne:;t fall. His plan found little support except from the United States, which agreed the problem should be studied by some sort of commission Russia demanded that the entire question be thrown out as unfit for discussion. Soviet Delegate Jacob A Malik said Nationalist China already Is headed for the "hlstorla scrap heap." . British Agree Britain' agreed that it would b« useless to Inquire Into what happened In China. British Delegate- J. E. Coulson said the facts are not really In dispute and added: "Our opinions won't be changed." Britain is one of the 17 n.N members which have recognised Red Ohina. For this reason, she frequently finds herself at odds with, the United States on Chinese problems. "Anything that embitter* the Par Eastern situation cannot do any-' thing but harm," Coulson said. SjrU GlT« Opinion Parrls el Khoury of Syria also exprcscd the belief It would be useless to create a fact-finding com-, mtsston. He suggested Instead that the question either be sent to the Little Assembly for study' another year or he referred to the International Court of Justice at Ths Hague. The committee then adjourned lo gjye member's a chance to consider the question overnight. Nationalist China, first brought her charge^ of aggress|on last year. The Assembly refused 'at that time '•> accept Tslnng's demands .that :uss!a be condemned. It decided finally to refer (he Issue to the Little Assembly. Thal\ body met twice on the question Iri 12 months and look no action. The six-engined craft fell about 4'/i hours after taking off from 'arswell Air Force Base, here, home of the Eighth Air Force. The plane crashed about seven miles west of the small town ol Oodley. A. T. Vandlver, who lives near there, said two men killed In the crash wrre taken to the nearby Jim Brandy Farm. The Dilllon Funeral Home at Ilcburnc reported two Injured airmen were enroute to Cteburne, Tex., In ambulances. Mrs. O. B. Hadlcy, near whose farm the sky giant came down, said the engines were making a "loud no£.sc" as the plane nearcd the ;rouml. She said there WM no [ire. Capt. Robert S. Anderson ot the public Information division of Eighth Air Force headquarters here said he had only fragmentary Information. "An American air lines pilot says ten men balled out," the captain said. "Ordinarily a B-30 carries a crew of 15." Donations to '50 Christmas Sea! Drire Total $1,483 Contributions in the personal solicitation portion of the tuberculosis Christmas seal sale drive have reached M.483.65, It was announced today by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. Efforts are being made to complete this phase of the annual seal campaign this week, Mrs. C. O. Redman, executive secretary of the Tuberculosis Association, said this morning. Mrs. W. J. Pollard and Mrs. Hu^h Whitsitt are co-chairmen of the personal solicitations. The mat] phase of the drive began Monday and will continue through this week. This phase of the drive Is scheduled lo continue until Dec. 25. Goal for the county is S15.000, of which J5.000 is sought In Blythevllle. . The 1951 Ford with its new automatic transmission, Fonlomntlc Drive, will go on display Friday at Phillips Motor Company In Blythe- villc. Buyers will be offered a choice of three transmissions and two engines or six different power combinations in all, Russell Phillips, dealer, has announced. The new transmission will be optional at extra cost. The new Ford also will feature a lowered hoort, a dual-spinner grille and a wider, longer wrap-around bumper to give a more massive appearance to the car's front end Parking lights havr been rcslylcd and chrome and larger tall lamps add to the appearance of the car's rear end. Engine changes include new valve rotators and the top compression ring on each piston Is chrome flashed. A weather-proof Ignition system also has been added. The car will be available in 10 basic colors. New York Cotton Dec. Mar. May July Oct. Open High Low ..... 4364 4414 4357 ... . 4300 4379 4300 .... 4240 "4304 4240 .... 4172 4225 UTO .... 3fi33 3716 3662 New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations- A T A T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper ...... Beth Steel ...\ Chrysler ....!! Gen Electric .... \'...','.'. Gen Motors .. N Y Central ....!"!"' Int Harvester 151 1-8 67 38 7-8 •16 49 7-3 47 66 l- 32 I- . J C Penney ...,' 59 Republic Stscl 45 i- Ratllo 17 I- Socony Vacuum 253-8 Studcbaker ,, 31 Standard ot N J 88 Texas Corp . 79 l-( Packard "'. 35.; U S Steel 40 3.4 Southern Pacific 603-8 Soybeans 1:30 4352 1361 «S31 Afar 4217 i May 3703 July Open High Low 1:30 294 291 1/4 290Vi 293'i ,,.. 294!( 295VJ 252 294',! .... 293 r <i 295's 291-'. 294'( .... 234U 235 ; ,i 292 2at ! l Negro Arrested On Arson Charge M. C. McLish Waircs Hearing; Held Over To Circuit- Court M. C. McLish, 50, Blytheville Negro, valied preliminary hearing in Municipal court this morning on t. charge ol arson and v/as ordered to await circuit Court action with bond set al $1,000. McLish was arrested early yesterday on a charge that-he set fire to his home at 1123 South Lake. Deputy "rosccutlng Attorney Arthur S. Harrison reported that McLish admitted using kerosene to set lire to his home and then turned in the fire alarm at 2 ajn. yesterday. House Was Olii Mr. Harrison quoted the Negro as saying he decided to burn his home because it was getting old and he had mortgaged it. Mr. Harrison further stated that McLish poured kerosene on the floors of the two rooms of the house and on a divan and then set lire to (he house. He then ran to a neighbor's house ar.d summoned firemen. His mistake was'. Mr. Harrison said, not giving the lire a good, enough headway before he sounded the alarm as firemen extinguished the blaze before the house was destroyed and found traces of kerosens on the floors. SANTA Three is o crowd—but only o fraction of the ones you'll be tangled in if you don'rshop now. TO CWWJTMJU

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