The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1951 · Page 12
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PAGB TWELYB MacArthur May Give New Version of Wake Isle Talks By EI/TON C. Kay WASHINGTON, . April 16. (/!>)— Out of Gej). Douglas MncArMiur's appearance before Congress maj come a new account of what the general and President Truman did at Wake Island last October. Until now, the only official version of the short talk between the United Nations commander ui the Far East and the man who later fired him from the Job has come from the President—a formal, generally-phrased statement issued bj Mr. Truman. A mystery grew up about the meeting. An element of the original mystery probably developed out of the fact that the Wake Island session really \vas composed of two meeting—a private two-man talk between the general and the President, then a general huddle attended by the two and the men -,vho accompanied them. kast Wednesday, in relieving MacArthur, the President Issued a series of documents involved in the controversy which led to the firing, many of them In considerable detail. That night the President made • radio address on the matter. No Reference Made In neither the documents nor the speech was there any reference to the Wake island meeting. The statement Mr. Truman released at the conclusion of the Wake Island conferences said that "primarily we talked about the problems in Korea." The President said "we also discussed the steps necesary to bring peace and security to the area as rapidly as possible in accordance with the intent of the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly and in order to get our armed forces out of Korea as soon as their United Nations mission is completed." Then, down near the end of the 700-word statement, the President said:. "I also asked General MacArthur to tell me his ideas on the ways in which the United States can most effectively promote iU policies of Mrt. FDR Resigns Job GENEVA, April 18. (/P) — Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt stepped down at her own requested ay from the chairmanship of the United Nations Commission on Human Right, 1 ! — which she has headed since its formation five years ago. assisting the United Nations to promote and maintain International peace and security throughout he Pacific area." Ideas Not Outlined Mr. Truman didn't say what ideas MacrArthur offered. Were they Ideas which subsequently expanded Into the irreconcilable conflict which led Mr. Truman to say last Wednesday that he concluded MacArthur "ti unable to give hl« wholehearte support to the policies of t)je Unit ed States government and th United Nations. . ,"? Basically, the fundamental Is sues between the President and th general seems to Include the ques tlon of th« way to fight the war li Korea and whether the quarrel be tween the Communists and the fre world ts to be settled in Asia or in Europe. Congressman Indicted,Charged With Illegal Campaign Gifts BY FKEI) S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON, April 16 «•)_ Republican Rep. Walter E. Brehm of Ohio, a member of Congress for more (ban eight years, was summoned to trial today on charges of illegally accepting political contrl buttons. He was Indicted on charges ot illegally receiving a total of >U80 'n contributions from Mrs. Clnrtt Soliday nnd Mrs. Emma S. Craven while-they were clerks In his con- College Men Reassured by Gen. Hershey WASHINGTON. April 16. - Sclectlvc Service has decided to de- ay drafting of college men this prlng until their test scores and cholastte averages have been cal- ulated. In disclosing this during a radio broadcast yesterday, Selective fier- Ice Director Lewis B, Hershey aiso aid he believes the "Great mass f college freshmen will assemble reely next fall without interfer- nce" from the draft. Educators here said thousands of uerles have been received from Indents worried by the fact that heir school terms—and their sta- litory deferment—may end before hey can take forthcoming aptitude e s t, or before rades arc out. their scholastic ACE DRIVER—John H. Cast- rier, 34, of Portland, Ore., above was choson as the trucking industry's "driver of the year" Castner has a 12-year record of driving without an accident Students who score 70 or better in the test, or who are In the upper ranks scholastlcally, may be deferred in order to resume their educa- However, many tlon in the fall, school terms end before the test dates—May 26, June 16 and June 30 —and scholastic standings often are not determined by colleges for weeks after school is out. Air Force Cadet Interviews Set Lt. Harold M. Raines of the Little Rock Army and Air f^jrce Recruiting nnd Induction Main Station, will be nt the Recmiting Station In City Hall here tomorrow to Interview aviation cadet applicants.' Lt. Raines said qualifications for training as pilots or navigators' include completion of at least one- half the credits needed for a college degree. Applicants alsti must be single, from 20 to 26 years of age and hnve a birth certificate. M'Arthur Speech.to TV NEW YORK. April 16. (<F)—All major television networks have made "general plans" to televise Sen. Douglas MacArthur's official iprjcarnnci! in New York, now scheduled for Friday. gresstonal office. The contributions allegedly were received by Brehm In 1947 and 1948 Neither Mrs. Sollday. a 75-year-old widow from Logan, Ohio, nor Mrs Craven now works for the congressman. Brehm, M, contends he Is Innocent. A practicing dentist for 25 yean, before coming to Congress, Drehm now Is serving his fifth successive term as representative of the 11th Ohio District. His home Is In Mll- lersport. Jurj J.lsls Char/res A federal grand Jury last December returned a seven-count Indictment, charging Brehm with unlawfully accepting two contributions from Mrs. Solldny, one of the $240 In late 1947 and another of $140 In enrly 1048, and five $200 donations from Mrs. Craven, all In 194B. The Indictment contended these alleged contributions were "for the political purpose of assisting In the financing of (Brehm's) campaign for re-election." The Question of coercion, or forced contributions, does not enter Into the case. Acceptance Unlawful The Federal Corrupt Practices Act under which Brehm was Indicted makes It unlawful or a member of Congress to accept campaign contributions from federal employes even If the donations are freely offered. One of the counts In the indictment also charges Ilrehm with accepting a contribution In his congressional office, which Is unlawful, whether It comes from a federal employe or a private citizen. Conviction carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5.000 fine on each count^-or a total of 21 years In jail, plus $35 900 in fines. Conviction of a federal offense does not In Itself require a,member of Congress to give up his seat. Only House action can oust one of own members. Its BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER MBWI Obituaries Services Held For Victim of Power Line Services for Billy Joe Neely of Caruthersvllle, who died here Saturday of burns received when current from a power line arced to his body while he was working at Haytl, Mo., were conducted at 2 p m today at the Caruthcrsvllle Methodist Church. VrT^x 5* Vl K! °5' d Bower . Pastor, officiated. Burial was in LJttle Pral- rie Cemetery with LaPorge nine ral Home of Caruthersville In charge Pallbearers were men who worke with young Neely on a constructfo and maintenance crew at the Hay substation of the Arkansas-MIssour Power Co. Young Neely received the fata burns rviday afternoon as he stocx r * ! l0 'M°- v °lt transmission lln lle helping install equipment a the substation. He Is survived by his mother, Mrs Lois Neely of Cnruthersvllle, an two brothers. Dewey Neely of Os ccola and Tom Neely of Sikeston Mo. James Russell Rites Conducted Services for James Russell of Ca- uthersville, who died at his home here Saturday nlglit, were con- ucted at 3:30 p.m. today at th ome. The Rev. Ployd Brower, pastor of lie Methodist Church, officiated )urlal was in Little Prairie Ceme- ery with LaForge Funeral Home n charge. He was 65. Mr. Russell, who had been assorted with the Ralph Hutchison ••In for the past several years, hac been ill about three months. Form- rly a farmer, Mr. Russell was born n Kentucky and came to Caruth- rsville about 16 years ago. He Is survived by his wife Mrs lattie Russell of Caruthersville nd a brother, John Hussell of near lythevllle. Negro Students Attend Homemakers Meeting Members or the home economics class of Armorel Nejjro junior hl»h school and Elsie Caywood, Instructor and Geneva iraraway. school principal, attended the state meet- ln *"..°[the New Homemakers of Amenca In Robinson Auditorium In Little Rock Saturday. Two members of the class, Otcria Harris and Rosetta Sloan, took part In the fashion show at the meeting. Negroes Hold Literary Meet The Mississippi County Literary leld Meet was held at Rosenwnld egro School in Osceola Friday W. Allen, Negro, of the Wilson rade School, said. Judges for the event were John ayes, county supervisor of schools- rs. M. C. Arrant, Negro, assistant state supervisor of Negro schools- and Frank Smith, Negro, executive secretary of the Arkansas Teachers Association. Carson Lake won first place in the elementary school division. Robinson school took second place and Osceola third. In the junior high school division, Lu.vora won first, Armorel second, and Osceola third Osceola participated with no competition in the senior high school division. The younger children participated in reading contests, and tests to determine achievement in school work were given the older children Athletic, contests also were held MOKPxT, AftOL H, it* are .„ ,ha, _ins ^j tow,, TB Association to Hold Meeting in Osceola Caf The annual meeting of the Mis sissippi County Tuberculosis Asso elation will be held at 7:30 p.n tomorrow at the Hut Cafe in Osce oln. It was erroneously announce Saturday that the meeting woul be held in the Legion Hut in Os ccola. W. M. Hartnctt of the Mis sourl Tuberculosis Association wi x the principal speaker toinorra night, when 1951-52 officers als vill be elected and Installed. Educators to Meet n Luxora Wednesday The April meeting of the Missis ippi County school Superintcn dents and Principals will be hel it the LUKora School cafeteri Vednesday at 8:30 p.m. Hoyt B. Pyle, executive secretar >f the Arkansas Education Asso iation, will speak. Negro Deaths fifes for Joel Parker •leld at Shady Grove Services for Joel Parker, 60 o Hermondale, Mo., were conducte t the Shady Grove Baptist Churc his afternoon by Rev. J. H. Harris Following the services the body wa hipped to Kansas City for burial. He died Thursday night at th ome of his sister, Vashtie Robin on. In Hermondale. He also is survived by anothe ister nnd two brothers. Caston uneral Home was in charge. The U.S. Bureau of Land Man gement snys an acre of forest can re planted with a helicopter at r ost of $4 for seedlings, rodent con rol and flying time compared t 20 for hand-planting. Nature has smiled upon this fine whisky! 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