The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1951 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 12, 1951
Page 6
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TAGS SIX (ARK.) COURIWl THURSDAY, APRIL It, Press Reaction Varies From Impeachment to Approval of Tiring' Act By The Associated Press American newspaper opinion on President Truman's removal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur ranged Jrom a demand for Mr. Truman's Impeachment to vigorous approval of his action. Seme editorial comment: Chicago Tribune and Washing- ton'Times-Herald: "President Truman must be Impeached and convicted. His hasty and vindictive removal of General MacArthur is the culmination of a series of acts which have shown that he iJ5 unfit, morally and mentally, for his high office. MacArthur was fired because he said forcefully what the people of the United States are thinking. The American nation has never been in greater dang". It Is led by a fcol who Is surrounded by knaves." Question Is Xot Possible New York Times: "We do not see how it .is possible to quest-ion _the correctness of the President's decision. Policy with respect to the conduct cf a war cannot be made in two places. The ConstUutinn puts the making of policy in civilian hands of the chief executive, and it is the clear duty of the military to express its doubts'or its dt.^ent through proper military channels nnd not in public debate. It is, furthermore, the clear duty of the mil-, itary to fellow a specific presidential directive, such as was twice issued to General MacArthur." - Portland Oregonian: "The basic issue Is whether the traditional authority of civil government over military government shall be maintained. But now that the President : has asserted his authority, what will the people say of his policies which have led us into a war which he is unwilling to let us win? The people's anger at the firing of MacArthur Is their answer." MacArthur Reaction— Hy The Associated Vress TOKYO—General MacArthur left TOKYO — General MacArthur left his downtown Dai ichl bu.Id- ing after a one-hour visit to his office tonight, perhaps his last. One of MacArthnr's home guard said the general went to clean out his desk. TOKYO—Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida said i» a statement foiliiy tlie Jitp^'Tse government has assured the United Stales of Us "determination to continue more than ever" Us cooperation under LI. Gen. Matthew 11, JUds- way, the new supreme commander of the occupation, NEW YORK—Mcs.snges in unprecedented volume continue to pour into the White House and offices of members of Congress as result of Gen. MacArthur'.s rtis- mis-snl, Western Union sfliti today. A count showed 00,000 such messages were handled yesterday, und during the first two hours this morning 15,000 more were delivered. COURT (Continued Jrom Pa?« 1) lection reports, on the duplicate deposit slips but not on the collection reports, and which were not listed at all. Harold Sudbury. manager of radio slation KLCN, took the stand and entered as evidence the salary checks ol Mr. McCormick lor 1950 and 1051. Harold Fergus of the Dane Fergus Home Furnishing store in Osceola, Bll Turner of the Bylheville Western Auto store, Russell Campbell of Miss Whitsitfs Shop, James Roleson of Universal CIT Corporation, Russell Phillips of Phillips Motor Company, Walter Rosenthal of the New York Store, Laurence Katz of Dreifus, Max Logan, realtor, James Rlehl of the Noble Gill Pontiac Agency, and Dr. Charles Craig, dentist, testified as to purchases and payments Mr, and Mrs. McCormick made during 1950 and 1951. Judge Charles Light, presiding over the trial, then recessed court until afternoon. yesterday afternoon, A. R. Olsen, general manager of Dlytheville propane Company, testified that Mrs. McCormick had the duty of checking the cash box and checking the balance, to see that It came out right. "Did siie ever report any shortage in the cash box?" Mr. Partlo-.s' asked. "Only in I91fl." Mr. Olsen said. "Sh« reported » shortage ofi 123." . ! After a driver reported a customer's complaint that the records at the propane company were not being kept accurately, Mr. Olsen testified, he opened the drawers ol Mrs. McCormick's desk after she left work and found gas delivery tickets dated some time earlier that month. "Knowing that the tickets were supposed to be posted regularly, I went to the accounts receivable cards and found that payment had been made. I (hen checked the dally cash report and found that the checks for the gas delivery tickets had not been listed/' Mr Olsen testified. Mr. Partlow then asked: "Did you at any time direct Mrs. McCormick to make false entries or bring you money and make false entries In the books?" "No," Mr. Olsen replied. "Were tickets ever at any time," Mr. Partlow asked, "supposed to be placed In this box?" (Showing a carbon paper 1 box in which the tickets were fouzid.) "No," Mr. Olsen replied. Under crass-examination, Mr. Olsen answered "yes" to the question, "if someone took money from the cash box nnd didn't leave a receipt that shortage now would be blamed on Mrs. McCormick, wouldn't It?" Mr. Olsen said, under cross examination, that he had taken money from the cash box and left a receipt for it nnlil he was "al^e to tjay it back." Some $500 had been there "about a jre»r," he Mild. Mr. Cooper asked "Did you «v« direct this little girl (Mrs. McCormick) to hold back any ticked until the end of the month on any account?" "Yes, the Arkansas Ice and Storage Company tickets and the B. D. Hughes tickets," Mr. Olsen said. Held Out By Request "Then you did have deviations from your regular bookkeeping system?'' Mr. Cooper asked. "Yes, with reason," was the reply. "The Arkansas Ice and Storage Company was operating two trucks on propane and Mr. Hill (Alexander Hill, principal stockholder In tin propane company and In the Ice and Storage Company) wanted the tickets for those trucks held out so he could get the monthly totals on each one without too much bookkeeping," Mr. Olsen said. "The R. D. Hughes account was for ,a similar reason—Mr. Hughes had several tanks under different firm names and he wanted us to hold his tickets to make his bookkeeping easier," Mr. Olson continued. "The fact Is." Mr. Cooper said, "you were giving Hughes a different rate, isn't that right?" He got a volume rate, Mr. Olsen answered, but said "no" when Mr. Cooper asked If anyone else got a volume rate. "Do you remember." Mr. Cooper asked. ",when one of your drivers delivered 1400 gallons of gas from a 1100 gallon truck tank?" "I don't remember it and it can't t« done," Mr. Olsen said. Mr. Cooper showed a gas delivery ticket that Indicated HOD gallons of gas had been put in a tank from a truck tank that would hold only 1100 gallons. "I can explain that," Mr. Olsen said. "The driver put all the gas he had In his (ruck tank in the large tank, then went back to the plant, refilled his truck tank, and made s second delivery to the same large tank. He considered it one delivery." Mr. Olsen said. "How did you happen to have access to Mrs. McCormick's desk?" Mr. Cooper asked. "It wasn't locked." '•Is that the first time you went to her desk and found tickets?" the defense attorney asked, and Mr. Ol- -seli said it was. He said in reply to questioning, that he had added up the checks before Mrs. McCormick got there In the mornings and knew about what the deposits would be for that day. Tellers Testify He had never checked the bankbook against the deposit slips nor the amount he had added up, he said. "I was just interested In roush estimate of the day's deposits when I added the chocks," lie said. Others who testified yesterday afternoon included Oaylotd Lewis. Ted Wahl and Virgil Shaneyfelt, tellers at the First National Bank here, who testified that they had cashed Blythevillc Propane Company checks for Mrs. McCormick and that she was ihc only propant; company em- ploye to take cash from the bank They said, under cross-examination, hat they could not remember any other person who took cash from he bank on certain days of last vear, however. Riley Jones, vice-president of the First National Bank, Introduced Mrs. McCormick's bank account ledger and deposit slips as evidence, and Mrs. Walter Lutes, employe of Berry's Toggery, testified that Mrs. McCormick had purchased three suits at $49.95 each and paid cash for them over a period of time. DRAFTEES (Continued from Pag* II Haul*, md.; Lonnle B, Chrtetlc, Rives, Mo.; and James H. Prlnct, Manila. Negroes—Kudolph Taylor, Miami. Pla.; Eugene Davis. Osceola; N«well Rollins, Chicago. Obituaries Air Base Here Inspected by CAA Airport Official ^ An inspection of BlythevlUe Municipal Airport and other air base property here was made yesterday afternoon by S. E. Travis, Jr., of Fort Worth, Texas, chief of the Civil Aeronautics Administration's Airport Division for this region. Mr. Travis flew here on a four of Inspection of airports In Arkansas. He was accompanied during the inspection of the base here by Mayor Doyle Henderson and Airport Manager E. R. Dickinson. 1 Mayor Henderson said today that Mr- Trans complimented the city -on its operation of the air base property and said it was "tops in the state" In regard to upkeep. He also recommended that a group of former barracks buildings on the east side of the air base be sold. Mayor Henderson said. Socialism Topic At Kiwanis Meet H. B. Richardson of BlyUieville was guest speaker at the meeting of the Dell Kiwanis Club last night. Mr. Richardson, manager of the BIytheville office of the Arkansas- Missouri Power Company, siioke on the encroachment of socialism in the united States. It was reported at last night's meeting that a total of $566 had been collected in the campaign for Red Cross funds in Dell. Ben Eoff of Little River was inducted ns a new member at last night's meeting. Rites Conducted For F. G. Blodgett Funeral services for F. G. Bloil- gett of Little Rock, father of Dan Blodgett, BlythevillD city alderman,' and Dr. D. H. Blodgetl of Osceola,> were conducted today in Little Rock. Mr. Blodgett, who was 19. died suddenly at his home in Little Rock Tuesday night. He was a retired Reck Island Railroad conductor. i He also is survived by his wife, j Mrs. Lula Sebold Blodgetl of Lit- [ tie Rock; two other sons, capt. George Blodgett of Mnre Island, j Calif., and John Blodgett of Jack-1 sonville, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. ] E. O. Faulkner of North Little Rock I and Miss Helen Blodgett of Little; Rock; a sister, Mrs. E. A. Candra • of El Reno, Okla.; and six grand- j children. Burial was In Little Rock. Mrs. W. Bryeans Dies at GosneH Services for Mrs. Helen Pauline i Bryeans, 38, will be conducted at 1 ; p.m. tomorrow at Gosnell Methodist Church. Burial will be iti Elmwood Cemelery. Mrs. Brycans died at her home t Gosnell at 12:30 a.m. today Jul- owlng a short illness. • The Rev. J. O. Davis, pastor of • Go.sneU Methcdist Church, will of- 'iciate, assisted by the Rev. Carl Cattleman, pastor of Gosneil Bap- ,lsl Church. Born in Ripley. Tcnn., she had ived in the Gosnell vicinity most of her life. She is survived by her husband, Wylie Bryeans of Gosnell; two daughters, Mrs. Charlene Battles of , LEGISLATURE [Continued from Page i) audit of (he State Education Department, An audit commission would be selected by the legislators in caucuses of senators am representatives from each congressional district. The author. Sen Grover S. Carries of Stuttgart, said he believed the commission woulc have authority u> investigate loca school districts as well as "the Stat South Bend, Ind., and Ntiss Belenda Hryeans of BlytheviIIe; • four sons, Harlen Gene Ilryeans, Charles Clay Bryeans, Dnvid Daniel Bryeans and Rcger Dean Bryeans, alt of GosneH; her parents, Mr. and [ Mrs. C. I. Morris of \V*st, Helena; \ and a brother, j. A. Morris of Worst,; Helena. Department, And tlic House received from (tup. Ert .lackson of Ben ton County and 10 co-sisncrs n resolution proposing- that Governor McMath ami the Slulc Induration Hoard dismiss Education Commissioner A. H. Bonds, Jr. The measure labeled BuniJ.s as the "person largely responsible" for the public school program's "new high in fiiuiicfal contusion." PLANNING A GARAGE? Then Call 2431 for Free Estimate Turn your porch into a knotty pine ilon or TV room. lialhs and Kitchens Remodeled Non-Mortgage FHA Terms As Long as 30 Months to Pay BUILDERS SUPPLY CO., Inc. ig foi Ihc Huilder" Hiway 61 ,(. Wilson llcnrj I BUILDERb1 I "Everything * W. !I. Pease S. I! Good Nitrate Fertilizer I will have a car of Calcium Ammonium Nitrate here next week. It contains 20.5% nitrogen and the price is §72.00 per ton, F.O.H., Ulylhcville. Paul D, Foster, Distributor Phones 3418-3153 BlytheviMe, Ark. FULL-WIDTH 40-LB FREEZER CHEST YOU PAY ONLY 5-YEAR WARRANTY ON SEAUD'lir MINIMUM DOWN PAYMENT AND A FEW CENTS A DAY PAYS FOR THIS DELUXE COOLERATOR ON OUR EASY BUDGET PLAN! Phone 2660 306 East Main

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