Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 25, 1954 · Page 9
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 9

Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 25, 1954
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Y, Piktff if Iff Iff 4 Army Knew About Peress for Months $Y JAMES MARLOW w WASHINGON Oft-Whetf did the Army first learn fir. Irving Peress commissioned a captaitt and promoted to major woxtld not answer questions about subversive organizations to which he might have belonged. Sen. McCarthy (R«Wis.) in an uproar with the Army over the case, seems to think it wasn't until last August after Peress bad been in service many •flfnonlhs. McCarthy complains that the Army kept him on five months longer. Actually—according to the Pen- tagon-^pcress refused to answdr two months before he was called to active duty, but was called nevertheless, and remained in , service 13 months. On Feb. 1, in a let ter to Secre tary of the Army Robert T. Stevens, McCarthy protested that ^•eress refused to answer a "'questionaire last August was promoted to major in October and was honorably discharged this month. This was the information given by a Pentagon spokesman on Peress, a New York dentist, whom McCarthy calls a "(Filth Amendment Communist." The Army, needing dentists during the Korean War, commissioned Across a captain Oct. 15, 1952, m nd on Oct. 27 and 28, 1952, gave him three q uesti onnai res about membership in subversive organizations. Peress refused to answer, citing the Fifth Amendment, which says a man can't be forced to give information which might tend to incriminate him. Two months later, Jan. 7, 1953, Peress was called to active duty. On Oct. 23 1953 he was made a ..jjpiajor. On Dec. 3 1953 The Army decided to release .him. Why? In a letter to McCarthy on Feb. 16, 1053, Stevens said: Per- ess' case had "come t o the Army's attention" and he was being let out because of his "unwillingness to submit loyalty information." Since he had refused the information two months before he was called to active duty, why did ^is case have to be called to^he attention of the Army, which already had it? Repeated inquiries at the Pentagon last night failed to get an answer. Stevens conceded in his letter to McCarthy that under the doctors draft law "it has unfortunately been possible in the pas) for commissions to be tendered to individuals who might be undesirable." ^, Although the decision to dis- Hfeharge Peress was made Ias1 _;,Pec., 30, he was not notified, until Jan. 18. Then he was told he would be released no later than April. He was free to resign before then. Eight days later, Jan. 30, McCarthy called Peress before his Senate investigations subcommittee and said later the dentist, still an Army major, had citec the Fifth Amendent in refusing <£$o answer questions about Com munist connections. McCarthy never explained how he learn' ed about Peress' case. Three days later, on Feb. 2, McCarthy announced he had writ ten Stevens the day before demanding immediate eourt-martia! of Peress and investigation am possible court-martial of Peress and investigation and possible court-martial of those officers ,^''who had full knowledge of his "(Communist activities and ;ei thei took no steps to have hirn re moved or were responsible for his promotion thereafter." his promotion thereafter." That same day, .Feb. 2, Peress stepped out of the Army at his own request with an honorable discharge, . «i *;1 Steveno was in the Far Eas while this was happening. When he returned he wrote Me $Carthy on Feb. 16 that court-mar tial of Peress now was ''imprac ticable" becau se, first, he wa out of tho Army, and, second "tin Army does not have' ' 'av'ailabl< facts on which sound charges could be made.' There seems to be no question of spying in this case. Peress as a dentist, had an insensitivi job, although McCarthy says hi was recruiting for communism, 4&\ Stevens assured the senator he was investigating to see whethe there was ' 'co nspjra cy" in Photographer Has Memories of Top Stars By BOB HOMAS KOLLYWOOf), tfl— As MOM eel ebrates its 30th birthday, a man with rich memories is Clarence Bull. For more than 36 years, he has jeen photographing the MOM stars, from Garbo to' Gardner. In he early days he not only operated the movie camera but shot the still pictures as well. . Eventually ic became the studio's top por- .rait photographer, reaching his lighest fame as Garbo's pet lens- man, Many Hollywood beauties have massed before his camera during ;he past three decades. I asked him to list his favorite subjects, and he named these: Greta darbo—"f course." Jean Harlow—"She had an excellent face and figure; easy to :et along with." Gloria Swanson — "A fool proof face." Marlene Dietrich—"A dream to work with. She had once been a beautiful gal she even show ed the retouchers how to do their work." Joan Crawford—"We never could agree on her lips. She wanted them exaggerated, and I always cut them down in the retouching." Norma Shearer—"She's still as beautiful as the starlets. She was often confused by too much advice; then she'd toss it all aside and make the right decision herself." Jeanette MacDonald—"Perfectly natural. There was nothing phony about her." Lana Turner—"Still a real beauty." Ava Gardner—"She comes the closest to Harlow as a real personality." Ann Blyth—"A perfect face, but an interesting one." Katharine Hepburn—"A distinctive type; very interesting face." Eleanor Parker—"The sexiest of the new crop of stars." There were others, too, like Hedy Lamar, Louise Rainer, Greer Garson, etc. But Bull talked most readily about Garbo. ' "I shot some of the . firstb photos of Garbo after she arrived In this country," he "recalled. "We went to pie beach-for some pic tures and even took her down to LSC to pose with the football team She never said anything but just did what people told her. • "During our first portrait sitting, I don't know who was more scared, she or I; I'd • never say anything to her, and she -didn't speak either. She'd watch my face, and if I would frown, : she'd know I didn't like the pose. If I smiled, she knew it w*s all right and she held still for the picture. • "She was "Very, punctual. If we had a .date in; the still gallery for 9 o'clock' in the morning, 'she'd be there at 8:45." She posed beautj. fully. Of 100 shots, sometimes only four would be killed." Beef Country WELLINGTON N. Z. (UPi — Contrary to popular belief aboul New aealanders' eating tastes lamb is not their first choice. It's beef. Government . statics show New Zealanders cat 109.9 pounds of beef per capital and ony 66.2 pounds of mutton with lamb 'way down the list at 10.5 pounds. handling Peress and that he was tightening up Army procedures to sec that nothing like this happened again. Stevens said in future similar case a reserve officer wi 11 be discharged-under other th an h onorab le cond it- ions." On Feb. 18 —two days after Stevens wrote his letter and 14 days after ' Peress had left the Army—McCarthy called the dentist before his subcommittee and said later he had refused to answer 33 questions. , At this same session McCarthy quizzed Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker commander of Camp Kilmer, N. J., where Peress had been stationed Zwicker refused to answer questions about Per ess' Army career. He said he was forbidden to by 'an executive order instructing officers not to answer security questions outside the executive department. Zwicker complained he was in suited by McCarthy. 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