The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1951 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 16, 1951
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MONDAY, APRIL 16, 1951 BLYTHEVn,r.B. (ARK.) COUniEH NEWS *' *> f , H *,.' 'i *? f Gen. AA'Arthur's Ouster Stirs Memories of Billy Mitchell By RICHARD KLEINER NEA Staff Corresponclont Like Gen. Douglas MacArtluir, Brig..Gen. Billy Mitchell said what he thought, about the way the government wits ninmng_sumcthint; he Celt sfrongly .iljuiit. And, like Jh.c- Arthur, il tost him his job. But Mitchell's inability to keep quiet also brought him i » court-martial and suspension from the service. Douglas! MiicArthur was a member ol the board that tried Mitchell n battleship. He advocated a i I air service and tore into the i.nd Navy air policies. mined Army i " en the dlrlulblc Shcimndoah was destroyed, Mitchell said the disaster was the result of "Incotn- petenpe. criminal negligence and almost treasonable administration of (lie national defense by the War and Navy departments." That siaic. inent brought ihe court martial. Racing News Customers Listed By Pulaski County Prosecutor PACK FIVE Tl '° Ar " wiis per- ' General Slaff . ' • ^ OfKIS .,,*,, L i,^ Mjiiiiuiit; Mitchell. When his appointment Iran out, Secretary ot War John W. Weeks wrote a In the 1920s, tho Billy Mitchell case was a shocking event. He.was y& of the greatest heroes of World <nP~ I. a man who had captured public fancy. Yet he was hailed before a court martial charged with violating the S6ih Article of War. He was charged with acting "to the prejudice ot good order and military discipline." His trial, subsequent sentence and suspension all resulted from his intense feelin°s about his country and his service which he, like MacArlhur. loved | Mitchell served with glory in (he fust war. He was the first" airman to fly over Germany, chief of the AEF's air service, temporary com- I mander of all the Allied air services. I I.riTLE ROCK, April 18. (/]>)— Subscribers to n Little Rock sport,im: news ngcncy in a six-state nrea —some possibly bookmakers—were made public over the weekend. Pulaski County. Prosecutor Tom nosvnie saW the service. Central Sports News, had been suppiym™ house r.idns news to •!•! customers In Ihe six states. Downie listed 13 subscribers in Arkansas, three In Alabama, n in Tennessee. eiRht in Mis*si]i]ii one in Kentucky and two in Oklahoma Some of the customers liad discontinued Ihe service mid re-;iib- scribcd to it, Downie said, therefore causing a total of GO names to an- pear on the list. He said that, although Central had not violated am' Arkansas law it possibly is n valuable nssct to bookmakers in the six states because of its transmission of racing re- Tlie Western Union Telegraph Company supplied the list of central subscribers to Downie The prosecutor snid his purpose iu miik- lng Ihe list public WAS to iiiit (he heal on any of the subscribers who miBht be bookmakers. He made no Individual accusations. The prosecutor said that "Cen- linl will be unable to operate, from Little Hock ns long as 1 continue to make public names of Us subscribers. This Is because law enforcement officials in cities where there are subscribers can use Ihe list to check up on bookmahing." No rucins news nclnally has been transmitted from Little Rock, Downie sni<l. He explained (hut the transmission originates at Indianapolis, Ind. Marriage Licenses The following couples obtained marriage licenses Saturday at Ihe office of Miss Elizabeth Blytiic county clerk: Cecil Darncs of Rtecle. Mo., and Miss Volet.! 1'iiilt a! Jonesboro, Ark Allen Reynolds or Sacramento Calif,, and Miss Nadine t-raiis of After ihe war, he was (riven a four- year appointment, with the rank of brieadier-ycncrrtl, as assistant chief of tho Army Air Service. Buring those four years, he continually spoke ami wrote and advocated stronger air power. It was his contention that a "bombing airplane" was tactically superior to CampChaffeeSharplyCriticized By Senate Investigating Group WASHINGTON. April IB. M'J- Most armed service recruits are getting good treatment and training, a Senate committee said yesterday but it strongly' criticized Fort Kno.x. Ky., and Camp Chaffce Ark. The Senate investigators, In a 10.000-worri report, recommended an investigation of the medical department at Camp Chaffee. They charged that there were 30 men awaiting discharged at the camp with obvious physical delects, and that 73 recruits were under observation ' fo r neiiro-psychiatric J^ISQllS. wrhe committee said the two doctors on -nemo-psychiatric duty seemed "somewhat over-zealous," and added. "One doctor remains at the s hospital working with the. patients while the, other Is out among the men literally 'drumming up business' for the neuro-psychiatric ward. "Camp Chaffee's medical officer and. commanding genera! have tolerated Ihe situation for fear of causing some permanent mental injury to men actually in need or treatment, it seems a full investigation by proper medical personnel is unwarranted." STUCK WITH 'EM—Sparkling jewels cling to the halter-bared hack ot this New York model without benefit ot pins, chains or riobons. The "pinless" pins arc kept in place by a special liquid I hat sticks ihcm securely and comfortably on any part of body Air Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW "}<uir Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sal. & Sun. ^ i>h. 58 l.;isl Times Today "Saddle Tramp" Jnc) .McCrca Ttiesility "Million Dollar Kid" * Knsl Side Kids Wfilncstla.v & Thursday FLYING MISSILE Glenn Ford Six Arkansans DieinWeekend Violent Acts By The Assoclatcrl Prt"* Arkansas' violent death toll for the week ended Sunday was boosted by six ivecl-cnd fatalities. Three Negro teenagers drowned Saturday when their boat capsized the Oliachlta River near Moro Bay. 24 miles east of El Dorado. The victims, who were attending a school picnic, were identified as Settle Jean Williams. Erma Crayton and .lophemaii Reed. A 21-year-old Clear Springs, Ark man was killed Sunday niaht when his cnr hit loose gravel and over- turner! near Powhalan. A Nesro, Essex Smith. Jr. 2:! was killed in Little Rock when a run-away truck and trailer crashp.-l into a grocery market. Three other persons were injured. Policeman Charles Ford said he shot Bunyan Wigley to death a< Monticello Saturday nteht when he thought the man was attcmptim: to draw a weapon. Ford said'wielcy - carpenter, was drunk. THEATRE ^ni3 West Slain Show Starts "-.00 Saturdays t- Sulnla.vs 1:00 Always a Dnnble Ke.ilnre [,;jsl Times Today —PLUS— cot.on CAUTOON PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guarnnlccd licsl Prices Kirby Druo Stores --- -. recommendation to President Cooliclge that read, in part: "Cell. Mitchell 1 ;; whole course has been so lawless, so contrary to the building up of an efficient organization, .so lacking in team work, so indicative of a desire licity al the expense of with whom he is associated, for pub- cveryone Mitchell, in a speech to the judges, said the trial was "the culmination of the efforts of the qencrnl staff i of the Army and the general board ! of the Navy to depreciate tin- value of air power." For seven weeks. Ihe court martial heard evidence. They heard Mitchell described as a : 'sclf-iHi- vertisim; domiisoa" and likened to Anron ISilrr. Finally, lit was .sentenced— the court said it, was lenient because of his military record —to suspension from (he service for five years and forfeiture of all .pay and allowances. Coolitigc upheld the sentence, althoush he niod- Ins actions make unfiL for a Uiat, mod it to hiSh administrative position Coolidge let Mitchell revert to his permanent rank of colonel. He Mitchell ha If- pay. Unlil his death in 1930. Mitchell ricpt on talking. Time has proven that, he was right in his beliefs Arkansas News Briefs- CLARKSVICLE, Ark.. April 16 lv } —Louise Taylor of Clarksville has bceu awarded a Pulbriglu Scholarship for nine months study at the University of Nottingham 'in Ens- land. . ' 5 Miss Taylor, a graduate of the Collcse of the. Ozarks here, said she will beep her studies next fall The scholarship fimri was ori»- inatcd by Sen. J. William Fulbrichl (D-Ark). MAGNOLIA. Ark.. April 16 w,_ More than 700 Future Farmers of America are expected to take part in the 18th District FFA judging contest'here April ai. They will rcrj- rrsenkBO high schools in soulhivcsl /Vrkansas. fireman. Coy McKnighl. was Injured slightly. Owner of the firm, the J W Reynolds Lumber Co., said the plant would be shut doivn about cti days throwmg 75 employes out of work'. PINE BLUFF, Ark,, April 16 w, — Jefferson County Sheriff Allen Nixon has assumed his office after an eight-month (our of duly vjlh the Marine Corps. I Nixon was returned to inactive duty by the Marines. He entered the corps only two days after his election as sheriff last Aug. 8. WASHINGTON. April IB. t,T, _ The body of an Arkansas soldier lias been returned to the United States aboard the USNS General Anderson, the Department of Defense announced today. lie was Pvt. 1 c Emmell E Lewis son of Emmctt E. Louis of Kl Dorado, Ark. Television tubes require steel to Mon. - Fives, «o*6°* a 9 /t?mm^- • SUCCESS /s*t;\ ETIEe EVER ON AT /- ) / r:\' or> ooooo 0 'C "' COtUV£lA PICTURES p , elenl , : Jil R Starts 7:15 p.m. ; Under rj •s-iJ " n;i; 10 With I'arcnls PLAYGROUND I'or the Kiildles One of Ihe Year's Alnsicals CO-HIT: "WOMAN FKOM II KADQUAUTICRK" 2-COLOR 'CARTOONS-2 Ricks Won't Ask Arkansas Hearing HOT SIWNCiS, Ark,, April 16. (U; — Ma). Gen. Karl T. Ricks is not KoiiiB to ask for a public hearing to answer charges made against him in an Arkansas Senate committee invosfiRation. Hicks, who left here yesterday for Washington, said he's just too'busy at his joli ns head al tiio Air National Guard to worry "atxmt small things," A Senate committee headed by Sen. Ellis Fatjau has liecn Invostf- I.nsl Times Today "Annie Get Your Gun" (Technicolor* Betty Hutfon Howard Keel Tuesday F!:irj;ain Nile All Tickets I!>c "God Is My Co-Pilot" Dcmils Morgan • Dane, Clark fiathit; the Arkansas military department. It has heard charges that Kicks is not qualified for state adjutant general. Ricks Is on leave from the state post. A stone slab on the Altar of Heaven in I'dping, china, Is supposed to mark "the center ot th«" " ••••••••••••«•••......-ITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday & Tuesday Also Warner News nntt Short* . . 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