The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 24, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 24, 1950
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VOL. XLV1—NO. 212 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE rmMTViWr WtDODABVA *SM • n»i..i. l » i „_ . - ^^^^ THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OT IfORTHEA BT AMEANSM AMD »CXmgA«T MM8OURI Blythertll. DaUy New. Mississippi VaUey Leader BlythevtU, ecu,!., Blythevill, Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24. 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Allies Start 'Big Push' in North Korea As Attempt to End War by Christmas HELD IN BANK ROBBERY—Alvie Leonard Carroll of Detroit (at left above) Is shown with Perniscot County Sheriff E. P. Claxlon after his capture Wednesday. At right Is County Judge E. c. Spccr president of the bank, who was held hostage, and w B Bernard, Insurance man present at the time of the hold-up. (Courier News photos). Kidnap, Robbery Charges Await Braggadocio, Mo., Bank Bandit Red China Delegates Arrive at U N to Talk Over Formosa Issue By TOM OCHILTKF.E LAKE SUCCESS, Nov. 'M. (AP)_A nine-member Chinese Communist delegation arrived at Idlewild International airport today and a few hours later Russia asked that the Chinese Rods participate immediately in a U. N. political committee debate on Formosa. The General Assembly's 60-nation icriff's office radio system to road block system stymied Carroll's get-away. The lone gunman was arrested at 1 the cemetery on the southern outskirts of Caruthersville as officers were en route to their road-blocking posts. The ear chosen for the robbery and attempted escape was a factor in the downfall of plans Carroll told officers he had making for two years. It was a 1950 Plymouth, painted bright orange. Papers found on Carroll by officers showed that he was delivering the car from Detroit to cab company in Portland, Ore. E. 'C. Speer. president of the Braggadocio Bank and also Pemi- scol county Judge, was unharmed on his fast but brief ride with the bank robber. Judge Speer said Carroll took him as a hostage after taking $1.709 from the bank but made no move to harm him. Warned Hot lo Report Theft The ba •:,tqW three at the til report the':' --'won't come back." 1 Later, Carroll told officers he .... nded to release Judge Speer that ight and steal a car to replace the conspicious model he :was drivjng. ; The $1,109 taken from the -bank was recovered. Judge SpeeK said ..Carroll' took " the money from -. a drawer behind a teller's cage. Also in the bank at the "time were Prank L. Long, Sr., cashier; .w. B. Ber- nardftan insurance agent; and Miss Eleanor Weaver, bookkeeper. The robbery occurred about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Bernard reported the theft to the Pemiscot sheriff's office and gave them a description of the car. A call went out immediately to the officers' cars, all of which are equipped with two-vay radios. As Sheriff B. F. Claxton. chief Deputy Jack Kelley and Deputy w. R. James were en route to their roadblock posts, the bright orange getaway car was spotted and all three officers converged on it. The car was spotted almost at the same time the description of it was being broadcast. Office Deputy Milton King said. Carroll told officers he had been planning the robbery for two years. A native of Maiden, Mo., Carroll said he had been te Braggadocio §™ or three times Wednesday be- ore he entered the bank. The gun he used in the hold-up was a .38 See RonBERV on Page 14 , ater, will appear before Magistrate Sam Corbetl in Caruthersville Tl ursday in a nre hminary hearing on charges of bank robbery and kidnapping. J P Carroll, who gave his last address* — * as 3752 Third St.. Detroit. Mich., remained in the Pemlseot County Jail in Caruthersville today, reflecting on the speed with which the robbery of the Farmers Bank in Braggadocio ended in arrest. Quick use of the Pemiscot County Industrial Foundation Committeemen Meet A 16-man committee to organize and incorporate Blytheville's Industrial Foundation was to meet in Its lirst session this afternoon. The committee was appointed by* = the Chamber of commerce Executive Committee in a meeting Wednesday afternoon and came as a result of recommendations made by 74 of the town's businessmen who met Tuesday night . In an effort lo secure industry for Blythevilie, the men present at Tuesday night's .;tlng voted to set up the foundation with a $100,000 goal. Tiie businessmen also assed the Chamber of Commerce to set in motion the plan by appointing a representative organizational committee. The Chamber's committee named Earl B. Thomas as temporary chairman of the group which will decide on what type of. industrial foundation will be. set up, initiate Airliner Wreck Rescue Thwarted Snow Blasted Peaks Of Mount Moran Slow Down All Aid Efforts MORAN, Wyo!, Nov. U. (n't—Tile snow blasted peaks of stark Mount Moran continued today to thwart efforts to reach the wreckage of an airliner which Tuesday night. Paul Judge, rammed the peak ^ » L ™- , - ' actin £ superintendent at Teton Park, said last nlgTit that a rescue crew which started up •;steep rldgea yesterday after 1 i 3-Inch Snowfall Everything Is Going Drops on City; According to Plan, I r\\i/* D fi .«>._«___ *"^ * M'Arthur Announces Political Committee now Is considering Russian charges of American aggression against China. The charges grew out of President Truman's order sending the U.S. Seventh fleet Into Formosa strait to prevent a spreading of the Korean War. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Jacob A- Malik made the request that the Chinese Reds participate in the committee's proceedings. Nationalist China's T. F. Tsiang expressed vigorous opposition. U.S. delegate Jotin Foster Dulles said: "I have no desire to speak on this question." Tsiang said: "This (Red) regime has not the legal competence to offer a complaint on the part of my country. This is a propaganda trick." Russia Sponsoring Russia is sponsoring Red China's accusations against the United Only One Holiday Wreck in County Mississippion Hurt In Freak Accident West of Osceola A Mississippi man suffered slight.arm Injury yesterday in freakish accident three miles west Slates by means of the Soviet res- , ? , wns lhe on ^ ac olution before the political commit- p ° r . tert , to , officers on tin tee. The Security Council also has B .7 mg >]°»Any. The slier: tee. The Security Council also has this matter before it. The Chinese Communists were invited to Lake Success to participate in the Security Council's discussions. They were met at the airport by Malik and representatives of other tuajiiv rtnu ie|jiiifieiiuii.ives 01 oincr *-•". ". u. tjacKann of DeSolo Soviet Bloc countries. They refused County, Miss., as saying the truck to speak to reporters as they alight- P u »ed onto the left, side of the road :because it Is to return' to camp on . the wrong N. O. Cotton Dec. Mar. May July Oct. 4370 4350 4256 4198 3663 4370 4350 4266 4198 3677 Other members of the commit included. Dr. Joe. Beasley, Jack Chamblin, Rosco Crafton, E B David, Russell C. Farr, Dr. Janes' C. Guard, J. L. Dunn, H. W. Haines Russell B. Hays, Richard Jiedel, Max B. Logan, fi. A.° Lynch,' E.'-'M. Rcgenold, Fred S. Saliba and "Jesse Taylor. ' Approximately »30,QOO was subscribed In the meeting of businessmen held earlier this week/At that time, the group voted to expedite the organization of an Industrial foundation by utilizing the chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Alvin Huffman, Jr., has emphasized that the function will operate Independently of the Chamber. Stockholders will elect a ooard of directors to administer the foundation after incorporation. In naming (he organizational committee, the chamber's executive committee recommended that it meet today to begin its work. 4300 4238 41G9 4106 3618 Weother Arkansas Forecast: Fair and cold this afternoon, tonight'and Satur- FAIR AND COLD day. Temperatures 10 exlreme north to 22 extreme south tonight. Missouri Forecast. Pair tonight and Saturday; low tonight near 20 northwest to lo southeast portion; high Saturday 45-50 Minimum this morning—8. Maximum yesterday—63. Minimum Thursday morning—36. • Maximum Wednesday—65. today—4:50. iunrlse tomorrow—6:43. Precipitation 48 hours to 7 a.m. today—.35. v Total since Jan. 1—59.54. Snow—3!4 Inches. Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—35.5. Normal mean temperature for November—50.2. This Dale Las! Veaf Minimum this morning—31. Maximum yesterday—63. Jan. 1 k> this date Anti-TB Bangle To Be Sold Here; Seal Sales Rise Mississippi County's drive against tuberculosis will be expanded" Dec. 8 when the double-barred red bangle will go on sale in Blythevilie schools. Mrs. C. G. Hedman, executive secretary of the county tuberculosis association, safd today. These are the tiny pins which are sold each year to supplement the funds obtained from sale at Christmas Seals. Mrs. Ftedman said. They aill be sold on city streets Dec. 9 by volunteer workers. Mrs. H. W. Wiley is chairman of the school drive and Mrs. James Terry. Jr.. street sale chairman, now is lining np volunteer workers, Mrs Redman said. The association also announced that contributions in the personal solicitation portion of the seal sale drive have reached SI.761.70. This drive is scheduled for completion this week. said that means that crews probably will not reach until Sunday the scene of the apparent deaths of 13 men and women and eight children of the New Tribes Mission religious .organization. Second Crew Leaves A second crew left last night to overtake the five men In lhe first party. Planes also were to take off this morning to drop messages to the lead outfit to return to camp and start the tortuous climb again— this time on a ridge a bit south of its present trail. The crumpled twin-engine liner, a new craft owned by the New Tribes Mission, first was positively located yesterday afternrxm about an hour after the first ground crew left here. It wns then that it became apparent that the rescue team was climbing the wrong ridge. ed from plane a British overseas airways Later In a statement to the press Wu Hsui-Chan, leader ol the delegation, sajd he hoped the U.N. would ' to .'the Bed . tl ^ ....... the United States has committed. J'armed*- ag<r gression" against Fbrmos'aV ;/ He declared such "just v . treatment" would "be helpful to peace and security In the Paclllc and In :give "just treatment" Chinese charge that. 'a profound friend- Asia. 1 Wu declared ship has always existed between" the Chinese people and the American people." "I. wish to avail myself" of this opportunity to convey my greetings to peace-loving people In the United Slates," he said. The Chinese Reds came with the permission of the United States government — despite the fact that Communist Chinese soldiers are lighting U.S. troops in Korea. U.N. officials did not expect an immediate Council meeting on the Pelping charges. Instead they looked for sevcral"days of private conversations among the Chinese, Russians, British and Indians, and per- Sce UN. on fage M • Russian, U.S. Ideas For Jap Treaty Differ MOSCOW, Nov. 24 •(/!',— Russia today revested sharp differences with U.S. suggestions for provisions of an early Japanese peace treaty. The Soviet press published an exchange of notes between John F\>s- ter Dulles and Jacob A. Malik. American and Soviet delegates, respectively, to the United Nations. Western diplomats here said the notes showed fundamental and far- reaching disagreements between the United States and the Soviet Union on the Japanese Treaty Olies- tion. " The Russian report said the U.S. of Korean indc- proposed— 1. Recognition pendence. 2. United Nations trusteeship over the Ryukyu and Bonin Islands with the U.S. as the trustee nation. 3. Determination of (he slalus of the Pcscadore Islands. Formosa, South Sakhalin and the Kurile Islands by the Bii? Four nations or, If there was no agreement In a year, by the U.N. General Assembly. •1. Japanese and American units Civic Music Association Here Ready To Open Concert Season Tomorrow Blythevilie Civic Music Association members were preparing today for their first concert of the year —and It promises to be the outstanding one In the group's three- year history. The Longlnes Symphonctte, distinguished small symphonic group, will .open the association's program at 8 p.m. tomorrow night in the Women's Building at Walker Park. Remainder of this year's concert program has also been announced by R. A. Porter, president of the association. Perrante and' Teicher, s piano team, will appear Feb. 23 and Marlon Bell, soprano, will perform here Jan. 28. MUbel PUtUo, iojowr conc«rt- masler for Arturo Toscanlni. will 31-plece group, which conduct the has received the title of radio's foremost concert ensemble four times. Mr. Porter polnlert out that individual concert tickets are never sold. Only persons who became members prior to closing of the group's annual campaign which ended Oct. 14 may attend. Exceptions, he said, are made to those persons living out of town and visitors lo the city. Mr. Porter also explained that it was necessary to schedule the Symphonette for a Saturday night performance because of the demand among other civic music group* (or UM «oc«tabk. aud possibly other armies to guarantee Jointly japan's security until other measures are worked out. Maltk, the Russians said, replied: 1. How arc U.S. proposals on Japanese security to be interpreted in view or the 1945 Potsdam agreement guaranteeing withdrawal of occupation troops after conclusion of a peace treaty? 2. The status of the islands mentioned were decided by the Cairo Declaration of 1943 or the Potsdam Declaration; neither provided for any U.S. trusteeship. 3. Since the Big Tour agreed not not to conclude a separate peace with Japan, docs the U.S. plan such a treaty? 4. What,is being done to ascertain the point of view of (Communist) China on the proposed treaty? Observers here considered it significant that there was no mention in the exchange of the procedure by which a treaty might be reached. Previous treaty discussions have stalled over the Soviet contention that the Big Four foreign ministers must work out a treaty and the U.S. refusal to accept this point of New York Stocks 1:30 pm. Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth steel ",']; Chrysler '..... Coca Cola ..."."^[" Gen Electric '.'.'. Gen Motors ...'.'.'.'.'. Montgomery Ward N Y Central Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum"."!!!'. Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp ...!"!!!! Sears U S steel Southern Pucliie 151 3-8 67 I-J 39 1-ft « 3-8 70 1-8 123 1-2 49 7-8 48 3-g 65 3-4 16 7-8 4« 17 7-8 25 S-8 32 1-1 90 81 1-i 54 1-2 41 1-8 'f Osceola on Highway 40 when his auto snagged the bumper of a truck- while passing and was rolled about 100 yards, Deputy Sheriff j. w Amos of Kelser said today. This was lhe only accident re- Thanks- cily police nnd "slate' Police "in Blythevilie said no accidents were reported lo them, despite last night 1 snowstorm. Deputy Amos quoted the driver of the car. H. L. Jackann of DcSoto as he slarted to pass and his car hung on the truck's bumper The car then rolled for about 100 yards and was demolished. • Jackson^ was thrown clear and Sue McDonald, who lives 10 miles west of Osceola and was riding with ^Aickson. remained in the car She Kce Sh , akcn up bul not Injured, po- The truck was driven by Brady Bridges of Osceola. A broken bumper_was the truck's only damage Deputy Amos said no nciion had been taken pending arrival of Jackson's father from Mississippi. The Osceola sheriff's office said today that no accidents were reported during last night's storm. Missco PMA Committeemen To Be Named Community commiltccmen for the Production and Marketing Administration's program in Missls- s- ppl County next year, will he elected tomorrow by county farmers eligible for PMA benefits ' Committeemen will be elected In is county communities by secret ballot cast by farmers of lhe v county who arc eligible for conservation payments and commodity loan through the PMA. Community commlttecmcn are elected each year by the farmer to represent them In the PMA pro gram. Duties of committeomen art. to work with other farmers o[ their community in arranging the PMA program and approving farming policies In accordance with PMA regulations. . Polling places have been cstab Ished in each of the 26 communl ties. Secret ballot.s will be furnish ed bearing the name of one candl date for each community positlor and space for write-in candidates. Polling places [or the election will open at 8 a.m. and will remain open until 5 p.m. Your Community Chest Helps— Elementary Bookiund The Elementary Bookfund has been set up to make certain books and materials available to school teachers In Blythevilie for research and other teaching assistance. The Stale of Arkansas fur.. Ishes part of the necessary equipment and books to teachers for these p u rposi but the Elcmei lary nookfund Is ^rFoR 1 ^HUMANITY used ment to supple this sup ply. It ts administered by the elementary school supervisor and Ihrough her Its benefits reach the maximum number of teachers In the Blythe- vilie system. An allotment of »35 has been set islde In the 1950 Community Chest Low: 8 Degrees Old Sol was nipped by the icy blast of winter yesterday as niytheville residents watched a sunny autumn day disintegrate into a wintry snow slorm that was lo blanket the city with three and one-half inches of snow. This was the first snow of the year /or Blythei'lllc. p.m. yesterday, what had been a comparatively warm day of 63-rtcgrec temperatures had turned Into a chilly afternoon as the mercury started a plunge that continued until official recordings showed a low of eight degrees this morning, n. E. Dlaylock. official weather observer, reported. Meanwhile, the entire Mldwes'l was lilt by the blustery elements of an early winter as snow and strong winds swept, the middle states. Southern California nnd part of the Southwest, however escaped the grasp it winter as a mild heat wave brought the mercury up to the high fiO's S26.MO §19,605 13,070- ?B,535 Community Chest Total Now $5,645 A lotal if J5.045.50 has been col Iccled and pledged to date In the 1950 Community Chest campaign This includes $5,038 in contributions that have been collected and SG07..10 In 'pledges In both the advance gifts and general solicitation phases of the drive. Goal of the ID50 drive Is $26,140, which Is sought to keep A dozen Blythevilie youth, educational and welfare agencies operating throughout the coming year. 1010 0, Nov. <AP)_Uiiited Nations forces attacked today on all wintry fronts m a powerful bid to end the niNcs'" Christmas. They advanced as much as eight The attack began in bitter cold. Like a pair of ice tongs it was Rimed at sequcezing the Reds from two widely- soparatcd sides. It cracked unconfirmed peace rumors. ~~ ' Olle hundred 'thousand men wer» rraycd in the U.N. surprise offensive on the long-quiet northwest front. 45 to 60 miles south of the N. Y. Officials Plan to Check Train Disaster Governor, Mayor Take Over Command Of Investigation NEW YORK, Nov. 24 W»—Oov. Thomas E. Dcwey and New York's mayor today took personal command of Investigations Into the railroad disaster that turned Thanksgiving a day of mourning on long Island. The toll stood today at, 77 dead and 332 Injured. With three score victims in hospitals and 15 of them In critical condition, it was feared the dealh list would increase. Dewey and Mayor Vincent n. Im- pellltterl cut short their post-election vacations and flew home—the governor from Miami Beach and the mayor from Cuba. Both expressed horror 'and srlof over lhe_ holiday eve crash of. two crowded Long' Island Rail Road commuter trains on the fringe of one of the city's coziest residential communities. One electric train plowed Into the rear of another, which was stalled about ten miles from Time's Square. With a deafening roar nnd a Wind- Ing flash from the third rail, the front and rear cars of the two 12- car trains telescoped. Death and terror struck the 2,100 passengers, many of them crowded in the atslcs. Tile motorman of the second Iraln was killed, jinri the cause of the disaster Is still uncertain. Gov. Dewcy ordered the State Public Service Commission to investigate the wreck and "the entire management of the railroad." With Dcwey In charge, the Commission scheduled a meeting today. Dcwey said the crash demanded "drastic action" to protect the railroad's .100.000 daily riders, Belore leaving Cuba, Mayor Im- peilitterl ordered appointment of n four-man city committee to investigate. Arriving home last niKht, he said he would confer.with the committee today. Dewey said today preliminary evidence Indicates "a human failure" was the cause of the Thanksgiving eve wreck. Arkansas Council to Check Big Purchases by State LITTLE ROCK. Nov. 24. (,Tj—The cconrimy-minricd Arkansas Legislative Council is going to Investigate big state purchases. A committee to study purchases amounting to S500 and more was named yesterday after Sen. Grovcr Carnes of Stuttgart said he wanted more strict purchasing regulations and Insurance that purchases were made on the basis ot competitive bidding. Carnes said he might ask the 1351 legislature to make a "full" revision of stale purchasing laws. Members of the Investigating committee arc Carnes. Senators Win- frcd Lake of DcQuecn and Clyde liyrd of El Dorado, and Representatives Jack Clark ot Texarkana and Oliver William.? of Sheridan. The council yesterday also delayed an attempt to eliminate appropriations for all but two divisions of the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission and named a committee to study a suggestion iiiat counties be required to match state aid funds for schools. Rep. L. H. Autry of Burdelte told the Council there aas some question whether the R & D Commission should not be abolished altogether. Sen. Lee Bcarden, Leachvlllc, then commented that he felt only the forestry and publicity divisions were "worth keeping." Other council members suggested further 1 study of the agency's functions nnd that Governor McMath be consulted before any action was taken. Death Total Reaches Record High for Thanksgiving Holiday (0 1-3 bud«(t tor tU« book .'nod. By The Associated Press The nation counted a record. breaking number of accidental I deaths over the Thanksgiving holl- A crash on lhe Long Island Railroad Thanksgiving eve, klllln? 17 persons, was the main factor in boosting the toll to a new high for the holiday. A survey showed a death toll of 169 surpassing last year's record high of 181. It also was far ahead of the 114 accidental deaths In 19(8128 in 1947 and 83 In 194«; Traffic accidents this year took the lives of 84 persons—as compared to s record 123 on Thanksgiving wt yt*r. But tte oolikioo ot two Jammed trains on Long Island brought up the toll. In addition there were 28 other fatalities listed under miscellaneous causes—shoot- Ings, fires, drownlngj and olhcr causes. Tlie survey covered a period from fi p.m. Wednesday to midnight Thursday, local time. It Included only persons killed Instantly or dying of injuries suffered In accidents during those hours. The nation's traffic deaths for the first nine months this year totaled 24.580, or 90 every 24 hours. These figures include deaths occurring as long as months after the accidents In which tot victims vert Manchurlan border. General MacArthur went to the front lo direct the kick-off. Then boldly he flew over Red territory and along lhe Yalu rjlver border -n route to Tokyo. He announced verything was going "according to chedule." The U.N. commander said "new RciJ armies" had Joined the estimated 100.000 Chinese and North Korean troops In the mountains of lhe northwest. But front line dispatches said they put up little fight along the SO mile northwest front- or none at ail. MacArthur reported "stubborn but falling resistance." Presumably he referred to the snow-mantled northeast, front, the right arm of the giant pincers. Losses Light The Supreme Commander said U.N. losses In the first day of th» massive offensive were "extraordinarily light." The roar of warplancs — flying cover for the advancing troops and Mailing Red strongholds—drowned out talk of a negotiated peaca which had blossomed" . Thursday. The planes left two key Red cltiei In Ilames. Mnl-Arthur flew over nolh — Smiiiju and Kanggye — as fighters flew protective cover for him from ,the'ground up to 35 000 >< < ?K^f'. • : -, Before leaving the front Mac'Af- thur told his field generals: "Tell the boys when they reach the Yalu they are going home. I want lo jmake good on my statement that they iue going to eat Christmas dinner at home." He did not elabdrr.lo. (H seemed doubtful that many American troops could be moved back lo the U.S. by Christmas even If they started now.) MacArthur said lhe big push began with the morale of troops high —bolstered by "the justice of our cause and promise of early completion of our mission." The major attack was along tho northwestern front. Troops of three U.N. corps jumped off at 8 a.m. (5 p.m, CST, Thursday). C/.S. Prisoners Found Advancing troops found 30 wounded American prisoners, newly released by Chinese Reds. All but three were litter cases. They were members of the U.S. Eight Cavalry Regiment, ambushed by the Chinese early in November. These were In adrtllion to 27 released by the Chinese Wednesday. The only U.N. forces along tha Yalu River clamped down on Samsll, expecting to find it alivo with Reds. 'Hie U.S. Seventh Division's 32nd Regiment moved up and took the town without firing a shot. A nth Regiment patrol, moving out of Hyesanjin on the Yalu. had to blast its way through a mortar barrage. Their 90 MM tanks opened up. set off a big explosion and tha See WAR on Page 14 Soybeans Jan Mar May July Open High Low 1:30 . 285',! 380 283 *i 283 *i 288'i SOO'i 2S4«i 2844 287 290 234H 284'i 288 1 ; 230'i 284'» 284>6 New York Cotton Dec. . Mar. . May . July . Oct. . . Open High Low 4405 44t>5 4300 4350 4350 4257 4260 4270 4117 4210 4210 4124 3675 3690 3613 fSANTA SAYS; Don't see oil yon see and don't hear all you hcor—but hear H whfen Santa says: "Shop early."

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