The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 26, 1952 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 26, 1952
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DO: NT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVIII—NO. 105 Blythevllle Courier BlylhevUle Dally N«w« Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald SPARKMAN FAV ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1952 EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS TO RUN WITH STEVENSON FLKAHOPPER DAMAGE — Shown above aro terminal leaves taken from cotton plants infested with cotton fleahoppers. Co tlon fleahoppcrs chew holes In the terminal !e (Courier News Fhoto) Infestations of Cotton Fleahoppers Found Riles Tomorrow For J. S. Halsell 30-Year Resident Of Blytheville Dies at His Home Infestations of cotton flcahoppers have been discovered in two areas of North Mississippi County but the County Agent's office here this morning advised that there is no cause for general alarm among farmers. — * H. H. Carter, assistant, county sgent .for North Mississippi ty, told the Courier . News thatf his office has observed two dam-j aging infestations of fleahoppers the Yarbro and New Liberty vicinities but he quickly added "there is no cause for general n la mi or general spraying. However, Mr, Carter added that a need for closer observation of cotton fields by each farmer is needed. "General spraying without knowing if fleahoppers are present is unnecessary and may do Services for James Samuel Hal- fell. 82. who died at his home at 1125 Holly at 1 a.m. today, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Holt Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. E. C. Brown, assisted by the Rev. J. F. Hartley of Vardaman, Miss. Mr. Halsell, who was born in! Ponotoc, Miss., came to the Blytheville area about 30 years ago, and had lived here since that time. He had been ill for the past three years, and was in the Memphis Methodist Hospital for some time. He had been confined to bed since the first of the year. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gara Halsell: three sons. Hugh L. and Earnest Halsell of Blytheville and Herman Halsell of Oklahoma City, Okln.; three daughters, Mrs. M. L. Mayo of Osceola, Mrs. T. H. Chapman of Blytheville and Mrs. W. L. Phillips of "North Little Rock: one brother, Shelt Halsell of Pono- toc. Miss.; three sisters. Mrs. A. l\ Whit ten of. JackFon. Miss.. Mrs. Henry Harwood of Shannon. Miss., and Mrs. Lila ShcUon of Haulka. Miss.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great- pr?-nc!rthiJdren. F<i libra re rs will be Roy HaHell. Melvin Halsell, Buddv Halsell. Johnny Halspll. H. L. Hafcpll, Fd Si'^vart and Horace Scrape. Burial win be in Elmwood Cemetery, Holt Funeral Home is in charge. more harm than good in destroying: beneficial insects that are natural enemies of fleahoppers," Mr. Carter warned. ' "Anyone can readily determine the prescence of fleahop- pers in a field by walking through the field and observing one symptom, and that symptom, as Mr. Bilbrey (County Agent Keith Bilbrey) has so often pointed out, the cragging of leaves." Feed on Terminal Buds Mr. Carter explained, that flea- hoppers feed upon terminal buds as well as \ipon small squares o! the cotton plants and when the terminal bud opens the terniina bud punctures oE the fleahopper? can be seen as holes and rngget edges in the terminal leaves. "This leaf condition can be easily seen by walking down the row and observing the condition of the new leaf growth in the t e rin i n a i s of the plants. If hoi es are found in terminal leaves then .See FLEAIIOrFKRS Page 8 Weather Why You Should Cast Your Ballot {Three jBlyiheville civic clubs. KiwHitis,/ A ie ican 1 *ton aiid, Junior' ^ciiimuer oC Con'mcixe ' are engaged in creating interest in voting. The Jaycees have asked a number of prominent, citizens to make brief statements in which they give their views on the importance of voting. The Courier News will publish these statements in the interest; of stimulating voting.) Steel Mills Still Idle In Nation Iron Ore Balk Now Is the 'Fly In Ointment 1 WASHINGTON Wt—The nation's steel mills were still idle today, despite a strike-end agreement reached at the White House and ratified last night by the union's mlicy committee. CIO President Philip Murray and he executives of six major steel >roducers signed the White House memorandum of agreement which stated unequivocally the strike 'will end" upon ratification by the steelworker.s' 175-man policy committee. Yet the day after that unanimous ratification, striking CIO steelworkers still manned picket lines. Banked blast furnaces which the industry had said would be fircc last night were still cool. And the strike, already the longest in UIL nation's steel history, entered Its 55th day. Break Is Expected Neither side, however, expected the impasse to continue long. Circumstances surrounding the Thursday agreement indicated eagerness on both sides to restore production as soon as possible. But industry .officials said they were "amazed and disillusioned" at the unexpected development. The fly in the ointment was not the critical dispute which set off the steel strike on June 2. It was, rather, a companion strike of 23.000 iron ore .workers in Minnesota far from the heart of the nation's biggest industry. S o m e V/a'gts Sought Third Ballot Gives Victory to Illinois' Bashful Candidate By JACK BELL CONVENTION HALL, Chicago (AP)— Gov. Adlai K Stevenson picks a running male today to help qjsinj "talk sense to the American people" in the campaign to keep the presidency in Democratic hands. Gov, Aillai Stevenson and elder statesman Truman . . . Truman Turns Standard Over to Gov. Stevenson CHICAGO (ff) — President Truman turned over the Democratic standard, to Adlai Stevenson today and looked forward to the role of elder statesman. But, the fire of the political war horse burned brightly as ever as he headed homeward into a hot Missouri party primary. The President and his official party took off for Kansas City In his plane, "The Independence, 1 r nt 8:OG a.m. (GST) today. Included In the president's p'arty was Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder. y^ He is going to remain at his home In Independence until he votes Aug. 5 in the Missouri primary, In a sort of swan song to the Democratic party as its leader, he offered to \vlr r .s tie-stop the country for his successor. "We are going to win in 10o2 the same way we won in 1948," he told a shouting, applauding party convention, "and 1 pledge you,now | am going to take n.y coat off and do everything I can to help ' Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy through Monday, no important Hearing Continued Hearing for Hasie Lee Cook o charge of driving while under the influence ol liquor was continued until Monday in Municipal Court this morning. In other action. Nehon Young forfeited a $10 bond on a charge of speeding. By ALV1N HUFFMAN, Jr. (President, Huffman Bros. Lumber Co.) Our nation was founded on the premise that government is the servant and not the master of the governed. The patriots who established this Republic w ere motivated by the Idea that government is a trust and officers of government are_ trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created and. maintained for the benefit of the people. With this cardinal principle in mitid, the ballot box, a medium for expressing the will of the governed, has be- Mr. Huffman come a priceless American heritage. As good citizens, it is our duty as \\ell as our high privilege lo inform ourselves in matters of government and to cast our ballots in the interest of the cim- mon good. In these days of destiny when so much is at stake, each'one of us should rcriedicate himself through an intelligent use of the ballot to the cause of Government of the people, by the people, and for the people. ton, Mtod off tt» Job a few after the steelworkers struck thev demanded the same wage and other concessions ^askec^ by the steelworkcrs together with elimination of wage differentials between themselves and the steelworkcrs, whose pay rates are considerably higher. The agreement signed at the White 'House had two parts: one between the union and the Big Six, the other between the union and the Oliver Iron Mining Division of U. S. Steel. The latter pact included nearly all the terms in the basic steel agreement, plus a separate condition which committed the industry to eliminate "in part" the wage differential "as of the end of the strike" and the balance next July 1. The industry and the union late See STEEL Pajfc 8 Candidates To Speak Here President Again Sees Victory 'Give-'em-Heir Talk Is Acclaimed By Demo Delegates CONVENTION HALL, Chicago. '/rV-President Truman came before the Democratic convention enrly today for a "givc-'cm-hell" speech launching the campaign of the party's brand new standard-bearer Adlal Stevenson. The cheers lasted for live mini utes. Truman to!c! the delegates: "You have stood by the principles that make the Democratic party great. You have adopted a platform that snys \vhat it means and means what it says." "You've met (the Issues) head on," the President went on. "You've nominated the winner for the next president of the United States," he told the delegates. Trumnn said he \vns impressed Arkansans Gave 'Push 1 To Wagon County candidates are scheduled to speak on behalf of their cam- j paigns at 8 o'clock tonight at the. Court House here. Blytheville will be the next-to- the-last stop on a sound truck tour of the county being made by three j with the wealth of good men in candidates who have Invited others I lne Democratic party. He said he had been impressed with this ns he watched the convention on television—"and I've missed very little of it." "The choice that we've made Is one that we can all get behind," the President said. And he drew fresh applause when lie said: "We are bound lo win this elcc- to join them on the tour. Last stop of the tour will be In Joiner at 8 p.m. Monday. Henry K. Hoyt of Lcachvllle, Gene Bradley of Blytheville and William H. Wyatt of Blythcvitle are conducting the sound truck tour. Mr. Hoyt and Mr. Wyatt are candidate? for state senator and Mr. Bradley is running for county Judge. They have invited other candidates to participate in the lour be paying a portion of the expenses. UTTLE CHANGE temperature chances. Widely scattered afternoon and e'.cning thun- ! niunist. dershowers mostly south portion, | walked Allies Walk Out of Truce Talks For Week, Charge 'Hypocrisy' Band Is Booked For 'Value Day' Saturday and Sunday. [talks for a week, Missouri forecast: Generally fair! Maj, Gen. William K. Harrison tonight and tomorrow except riskijr., senior United Nations dele- of thundcrshowers extreme south-j gate, told the protesting Reds he cast thi^ afternoon or evening; lit- would return Aug. 3. MUNSAN. Korea ^j—Allied ne-i refused flatly to go back gotialors today accused the Com- former masters/' of "utter hypocrisy" and i Before leaving the tent. Haul- out of the Korean truce; son a^rred to a Red request (or tl? rotilfr north tonieht. M 'linvnn this mnrnine "i6. M 'X:r'Uini \TMr-rdftV---101. Sunset tminy 7:07, Sunrise tomorrow—5:06. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 —none- Total precipitation since Jan. —21.37. Moan temperature fmidway fc Iwe-frn hich and lo-.v—87.5. N'ominl menu tompenUHre July-81.5. Tins Dale lost VFAT M;nMIIum t hi- r^oi'iihi^ "4. "If you have anything worth saying 'before Aug. 3t you can say it to our ?;taff officers," Harrison cirri a red. ! The walkout ended the first open a.m. j 8e;ssion at. Panmunjom in three weeks. Eighteen oft - the - record Blytheville Value Day officials said today that the "In The Groove Boys." a five-piece Ne to their i % ro barcl , » a - s been engaged to | play on Main Street for next Wednesday's event. Mrs- R. F. Kerbough. tion." Pour years ago. Truman said, he'd told the parly that Amen W. Barkley and be would win—"and that's just what we did." "A lot of people didn't believe me." the President said, "and they CHICAGO f,?r— Arkansas had a hand in pushing off the bnnd- wagon that carried Gov, Adlai Stevenson of Illinois to the Democratic presidential nomination early today, When the party's convention recessed for dinner last night after two ballots, the race was fairly close—v.'ith Stevenson, Sen. Richard B. Russell and Sen. E s!cs Kefauver still in contention. It remained for Arkansas, fourth on the third roll call, to deliver Stevenson a block of switched volea, Arkansas' 22 votes went to Sen. William Pul- brlght (D-Ark) on the first ballot and on the second were divided l&\' 2 for Russell, one and one-half each to Stevenson and Kefauvcr and one to Harrhnan. On the third ballot Fred Pickens, delegation chairman, gave the vote as 20'/ 2 for SleveHSon and one arid otic-half for Kefauver. The delegates had hoped to land ihc vice presidential nomination for Fulbright but that apparently wasn't in the cards, said he thought that at one time Fulbright was getting serious consideration. The 22 votes which Arkansas gave Kul bright on the first presidential ballot were the only ones the Senator received. The 52-year-old governor of Illinois, nominated on the third ballot In what President Truman described as "a real, honest to goodness draft," wns reported having chosen Set], John Sparkmnn of Alabama for the No.2 place on the party ticket. Adies said this choice wns In line with the governor's determination to have n Southerner "to strengthen me mid our party im 1 nensurably In the hard, linplac- ble work that lies ahead for all if us." Passed over In this reported decision were: Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia, ivho ran second to Stevenson in the inn! balloting bul who says he ts "uninterested" in the vice presidency. Kefauver "Not Running" Sen. Estes Kefauver, who had give up his immediate dream ol the White House on his 49th birth Jay. Said Kefauvcr: "I hnve nevei considered the vice presidency nnt fim not now," Vice President Alben Barkley who at 74 was called too old ty sonic Inbor union leaders for th< presidential nomination and with drew, but nnine still wa entered in the unequal contest fo top place. Leaders called sleepy-eyed dele gates back a tier only an eighl hour rest from their roaring re ceptlon of the party's new non luce in this smoke-hazed -Convci tlon Hall early this morning- All the delegates had to do was to formali?,e Stevenson's choice of his running •male, since every one of the'' possible aspirants, for the Job made it clear he would ,bow to the governor's wishes. Spokesman In Totinjj I In Spar km an, Stevenson would i be getting as his helper » man of j his own age, with somewhat com- I parable experience in United Nations affairs nnri the same stand on foreign and most domestic policies—but with widely different views on civil rights issues. Spokesman would give the Deep South a place on the ticket for ihe first time in modern politics—a circumstance which seemed dictated In part by the nppcal that en. D wight D. Eisenhower, the Republican nominee, is reputed lo have in Dixieland. This new accetit-on-youth ticket promised io give the Democratic parly a new look. Stevenson may Sec OKMOCKATS I'ape 8 Sen. S park mam ; : Spar km an 'Available' For Vice Presiae'ncV CHICAGO (&»).-^'6«h. Johri 3. man of-Alabama said today thafc ""word has cohne to me" that Adlal E. Stevenson wants him as iis running mate for vice president and that "I will accept" If the convention nominates him- daily staff officer meetings "on the: Publicity chairman, said tha' - "-- - t^ <j ra f t i band would feature vocal lions and comic routines. for 39 group wiu cover tnc enlire bus1 ' I ing conditions, more .security than • to date— 38.62. i KU T >';on January 1 to tins meetings since July 4 failed break the deadlock over how to be- \ exchange prisoners of war—key j obstacle to an armistice, for i In Tokyo, Gen, Mark Clark, sui preme Allied commander, said the j closed sessions failed to produce 1 results because the Communists : "rofij <:ri lo rocopnir.e the inescapable tact that a large per- detailed wording of armistice agreement." Staff officers then met .... — , minutes and will meet again Sun- j no ** district during the day, she day. North Korean Gen. Nam H. the chtel Communist negotiator, harangued ihe Allies (or insisting that no prisoner be repatriated against his will. "In these meeting. 1 ;." Harrison turned out to be wrong." He said he'd venture another prediction: that the Democratic ticket, would win again in November. "I'm tel]ing you now/' he told the cheering convention, "that Ad- lal Stevenson is going to win in 1952. ! "And I'm soint; lo tell you right 1 sales. Mississippi BVD ;now thnt I'm going to take nlf my ! 29th In the nation t l P c |coat and go out and help him." | "~~ ficlic-1 Truman said the nation now has Tnc i more jobs, better health, better llv- Missco Agri Sales For '49: $41,300,000 Mississippi County's sales for the? year 1949 totaled $'11,300.000. This was reported today in an Associated Press story from Washington based on 1950 census records. With this total in agricultural County ranked in dollar value. Puzzled by Half-Votes At Demo Convention? Here's Their Origin Been wondering about those half-votes you've heard cast at the Democratic convention in Chicago? An election official here said yesterday that several inquiries about the half-votes had been received and gave this explanation: Rules governing the number oE delegates arc fixed by each party. Democratic parly rules allow Arkansas 22 delegates this year. A -state is allowed two v"olos for each representative in Congress (giving Arkansas 12 votes here). Four half- vote delegates are allowed for each of the .state's senators, (This gives Arkansas lour more, i Eight half-vote delegates at large are allowed Arkansas because the state went Democratic in 1918. Four more haif- vote delegates are given for each member of Congress lost In the reapporlionment following the 1050 census. Arkansas lost a rcpersentative, so it gets two more voles. Total: 22. All this ts done, the election official said, lo Increase attendance at conventions and give greater voting latitude. Missco 4-H r ers Get State Awards 23-Member Group Brings Home First Place, 'A' Rankings Twenty-thrcfl Mississippi County drlpgntes to the state -1-H Club camp at Paycttcville returned home last night bringing with them a number of first place medals and "A" awards. The week -Ion? camp which was attended by 900 4-H Club members and 200 adult leaders, ended Friday nit'ht. It was held on tha mpus of the University of Arkansas. Two South Mississippi County 4- K'ers carried off top honors In >ho demons Ira 15 on competition. The agronomy demonstration given by Billy Lutes of the Burdettc club and W. L. GiUpFnie of Osrcola waa picked as the mo<=t outstanding one Riven during the camp. Aunt her demons t rut ion winner was Shirley Hrnrri of Kciser who received an "A" rn',i:ic and first place for her illustrated lecture in clothing. J. B. Morgan of Wfst Ridse won Mr?t n!?.ce in the ntzi icuK'ire on! ^mrrrinir demon -trrUinn ront»~t ! and Frrci Abbott of Yarbro won .TI i "A" nw: ] rd and sivond olace '*itli [ his SOL! con?ervation dcmonstrn- | tion. Jim Tav!or of Loachvill*?. brought b^rk another "A" rating for Mississippi Countv in the tractor driving contest, Jim misled first place by op^-hn'f nf n i>" ;>i t r>mJ ;i quirk Sec MISSCO 4-H P.TCC 8 Mew Leachville Fire Truck Due Luxor a Civic Group Endorses Six County, State Candidates said, "we have been restrained In J our statements and have tried to be accurately faithful. Your statements on the other hand, have demonstrated utter hypocrisy. You have .soid we want to retain your per.sonnel. What we know, what the world knows a* a fact, is that tho5e priponrrs are afraid tr> lie returned as slaves to the lender jcenUge of Communist prisoners | mercies of Communist control." I held when Nit truck «jrlve«. , ..„ and prosperous, and that the The regularly, scheduled meeting ; GOP will spend a lot of money. of the Leachville City Council was \ not held last night because there' was no business to come before the group. Mayor W. A. Dfiw said today. Mayor Dew also reported that the city's, new $8.000 fire truck In scheduled 'to arrive within the next few riav<=. A demonstration of thft t risk's operation and a celebration will be ever before. By contrast, he said, the Repub- ! licans have tried to slop the progress -'and thry're at it attain this: The lj|Xf)ra Commi , nlty CUlh B -t or ne.v. H. G. Partlow. The club al^ c . 3 . r ' .. .. _ . ,. .. . i wonlly-lonnrd «Mc organization I so voted lo two candidates He flmd the Republicans wont be j cnn.sistmg of members from Luxora, j without contest. No names were easy to whip. He said they are Victoria. HtRhtower. Burdctle R n d ! presented to oppose Grifiin Smith Rosa, last nltjht endorsed a slate for chief justice of the Supreme of state and county candidates to' Court and Noble Gill for Democratic support in the July 29 preferential national primary, Meeting at a fish fry given at the Ixe Wesson home by victoria mem- Inside Today's Courier News . . . KulhricM rlemorntraifnn should hr parr-seitrr. , . Crale- head jurors laud officers an(i hit paroir srt-np. . . editorials . . . Pase 1. Late Bulletin— BF.mUT. Lebanon frt*i — T b R I'KVpllan Stale radio tonlfihi in a hrn.trtrast SAirf Kinr F.ITOI k of Kzvpt had abdicated and Left the •auntry. bers of the group, the Community rlub t;a\e its endorsement to the follmvlnE candidate*: For Govrrnnr. Bovrl Tackftt; ccvin- t.y ) i id co, Phillip Deer r state sen- commltteeman. More than 200 members^ of the club were present for the' ballot- Ing, according to O. O. Drive r. ator, Lee Bearden; prosecuting ftt- I Driver . . . chairman, who conducted the session Riid announced names of candidate. 1 : approved by the croup. The club will work to "c*t run the \oi n '' In rommuniitea near LAI y or a, Mr, LITTLE LfZ— A nervous person Is one who feels in a hurry oil over but just con't get started CNU

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