The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1951 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 21, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT (AKK.J CUUKi&K JSfcWB SATUKUAYj APKU, 11, M Government Is Accused Of News Suppression WASHINGTON, April 21. (/P)— The American Society of Newspaper Editors was advised today to fight what one of its committees described as an. Increasing tendency toward "arrogant suppression of news 1 ' by government officials. The Committee on Freedom of Information, in a report prepared for today's convention .session told some 400 editors: "We are beginning to silspect that the biggest uncovered story of our time is the insidious secure of news prerogatives by public officials " The committee, headed by James S. Pope of the Louisville Courifiv- Joumal, recommended ihnt editors wnge the fight- not only through news ami editorial columns but through the courts when necessary. Samples of Cases The report- contained a long sampling of cases of news interference on the part of officials ranging from city clerks to the heads of federal agencies, It cited what it called two recent "strong-arm 11 episodes involving Air Force police—the alleged roughing of cameramen when Gen. Msie- Arthur's plane reached Honolulu. and during coverage ot a military plane crash recently Jn Vancouver Lake. MOLC than §2,000,000,000 in federal relief outlays last year were "protected from any outside investigation of fraud." the report anW, by the law which keeps welfare rolls a secret. Rolls Kept Secret Kvcn without a legal mandate lor the .secrecy the Bureau of Unemployment Security has declared by reeiilatlon that jobless relief ro)ls ue kept from tiie public, the committee said. It assessed this as meaning that another $1,300,000,000 Is disbursed subject only to checkup by the agency itself. "We editors have been assuming that no one would dispute this premise: that when the people rule, they have a right to know all their government docs," the report fa id. "This committee finds appalling evidence that the glutting credo in Wash'i'& ton is becoming JUH the opposite: that it is dangerous find to let information about government leak out In unprocessed form." Dean Says Atomic Stockpile In U.S. Prevented World War DALLAS, April 21. tfl»j—Gordon Dean, head of the U. S. Atomic Energy Program, says the .nation's atomic stockpile thus far has prevented a third world war. The chairman of the country's Atomic Energy Commission spoke yesterday before hundreds of lawyers. They were here at an International Law and Retentions Institute of the American Bar Association's Southwesrn Rgionai Convention, Dean said the Russians "have added a new twist to aggressions, in which the satellite spills blood for the principal aggressor without Identifying the principal aEigrossor in the local conflict." "This new technique of aggression characterizes the present crisis. The present crisis is the possibility of total war, but more specifically ARK-MO- (Continued irom page n 1950 amounted to 378,167.000 KWH compared to 348,284,000 KWH sold during 1949. The average yearly power consumption per customer Increased from 1.CG2 kilowatt-hours in 1949 to 1,835 KWH in 1950. The number of customers served in the company's two-state area totaled 34,851 last year, compared to 33.636 in 19*9. During 1950, Ark-Mo paid its em- ployes more than $1,000,000 in wages and salaries, compared to $Q4G.45D in 1940. The report points out that the company nlso maintains a retirement program, low-cost group life insurance, and accident and health insurance for its employes and their families. Taxes Hit Peak Taxes paid to local, stale and federal governments reached an all- time high last 'year— $535.600. This represents about 10 cents out of it is the Korean war in which Russia has so magnanimously permitted the North Koreans and Chinese to spill their blood in the cause of total Soviet aggression," he said. Dean said America's atomic energy stockpile has made the crisis a limited one, instead of a major one, In my opinion America's possession of a considerable stockpile of atomic weapons has prevented up to thi.s lime a world conflfigrniion. "JIov; long tliis shall be true depends entirely upon the Soviet analysis of our .strength, their willingness to tnkc the risk of defying that strength, and their estimate of what the free world will risk in cntsltinf; an early aggressor in the hope of preventing total aggression." Drov/ns Woman Because She Bothered Him CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 21. </?HJohney Fritzjcarlrl, 27, commercial fisherman and former convict, was held today on n first degree murder cli!ir(ju on his admission that he killed a woman because she wouldn't leave him alone. With no show of emotion, the six-foot 190-pound Fritzjearlti led police yesterday to the body of Mrs. JunnUn Barnhart llollenbcck, 2*1, in backwaters of the Mississippi River near their homes here. In a written statement, he said lie knocked her clown with his fists, choked her to death and threw her into the water early yesterday "to make sure she was dead-." Fritz- jenrhl said they lived together for about three months until he told her in February ''if she did not- stay away from me, I would kill her." every dollar taken in by the coin- x i pany during the year, the rVxirt j INGQ TO states. Total taxes paid for 1019 amounted to $5*35,083. s .-,.. ,. ~ j Rites to be tomorrow In addition to about 5,000 rural p or L olte lia Malone, 55 stomers it serves. Ark-Mo sup- 1 CM, plies power nt wholesale rates to six rural electric conpersitives. T]TC reporfc nxplained that tins permits the rural power co-ops to clevntp! available funds 'to construction of farm-service fines instearl of %CH- erating plants and Iransr.ussion lines. Services for LouclLa Malone. 55, who diet] at her home on Rose j Street hcrt\ Tuesday, will be con| flt.icfecl nt 2 o.m. tomorrow at Knorli Chapel AMB Church by Rev. C. Franklin, pnstor. Btirinl will l?p in Hnrton Spur Last year, the con.nany 51 , D ,,liert j ^^% with Hornc Fll " cral Home these cooperatives wit!, 41784.0001 ' Sm ;,;: 0| .,. , , rt kitav-att-hom-sof ele,r,ny. aicrG-jj.,^ , j[U , .,„,, ., b] . , ''"f.-f'?:™ 0 19 ' !!> lotnl Vils •"•'Love, botli of Blytheville. oii.tiDu ri. \V ri. , i. f fr?> i Rites for Anna Graham j To Ps Held Tomorrow f Finnl ri'rs for AIIIKI Graham. R9, I v ho r'i^cl TlinrKtJ^y nl hnr home -^n 'i — [ "-nth Fr;in!-'in Direct linr. me to icti- ^c rnji['••'• tod ;'.t II run. t:imoi row t up -\ MT ctMM-riLr" 1 ! »uilist Church • lie'. "' T1 h.t L'kr lv R •,-. P. J Jrttn»s. >:i.v ll'iri:il v-i'l hr in B'jr1?n Sui-r t--r- ^r. M-in- ^Jry!" 1 " nf 'v-v]; a son . fT'S A MOTORCYCLE—Encased in a streamlined shell, Wilhelm Hertz, of Munich, Germany, hils u record-breaking 180-miles-an- hour clip down the Munich-Nuernberg super-highway on his specially constructed motorcycle- Former record, sel in 1U37, was 173.5 miles an hour. CottonShippers Discuss 7957 Crop Prospects MEMPHIS. Tonn., April 21. Iff}— Southern cotton shippers met here today to discuss the prospects of the government's 16.000,000 bale cof- lon crop being reached this year. It wns the shippers' 36th annual convention. Chief speaker at the one day session was Frank K. Woollcy, special assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture. Wooliey said yesterday the Commodity Credit Corporation is splitting among cotton fanners a $f»7,- 000.000 profit from the sale of 1948 loan cotton. He estimated payments average about $17-50 n bale on .some 3,800,000 bales. Woolloy said the money represented profits from the sale of loan cotton after all expenses of storing and handling were deducted. A powerful ncv; so'i-n--:-Lui "xv cir;:" siihroniiniitee h^s IM'II lo keep an eye en tl:c v,;n Arrvci F^rrc.s SIK-IK! thoir hill Ch •ii'L-in; Vin-on i T ^-Gi'J o Kdi.'-c Ar:ncrt ^pvvir-.'.s nmio'i;;, r <.::\ tiie t:r v-j Mid f JIL- ar up will Ir.'.ve rmt'/t:r *y (o in:. 1 -- by Mir Army. X;n-y. A'r FTIIC niul M::rii:!?s. f U'culM W;;i' "Two {lny.s President This Siitcorjimittet*. [u-iidcJ by Cn'm p.. then ;\ Senator, headed Rep. Hc^ert iH-I/ii. i^ •-r.rniur.i!)! 1 " h;it roinmittre. It made headlines lo thr; Triiinar: Senate Cjinmittec h^rkin^ into milUary bviyinp. \\ r:it* is in charge. Sun.-Mon.—TWO GS^AND HITS TWO A Delightful Musij-;i| Real I!i«in K Thrills 1 SUfAPARK > lw - w ' A o* /f ; Jg^»aX*-^gjBasag COMING KORBVKK AJIIJKU — I1AHVICV — THE TOUCH — AMKK1CAN GDKRKILI.A IN THK IMni.lI'l'INKS— CO.MANCFIK TICKIIITOUY—THK GREAT RUl'l'KKT KA/OHS ia)GE— FllKXCHIK— \VHII(M>OOI. M'Arthur Notes (Continued from Page 1> out there -by President Truman. On Mac-Arthur's first point- that Formosa must never full to (Communist) domination — the publication asked: "lint was the order on the seizure of Formosa, that indivisible part of China, really signed by Mac Arthur and not by Truman? " Concerning Mac Arthur's proposal for intensified economic blockade of Communist China, the Literary Gazette commentator said it was M r. Tr LI man who demanded extension of the blockade to Honp Kong and, at the beginning of this year, proposed economic sanctions against China. On Mac Arthur's proposal for naval blockade of the Chinese mainland, the publication asked whether American Navy vessels wore moving along Chinese shores without the knowledge of the President. Finally, concerning Mnc Arthur's proposal to use Chiang Kai- shek's Nationalist iroops on Formosa, the Literary Gazette asked whether arms being sent those troops were going there without the Preside tit '.s knowledge, The paper saici Truman's deeds K]K'ak_fpr his full unanimity with 'Offered G/'s For Europe' WASHINGTON, April 21. <AP) The Nev: York Times says that administration records show limb Gen MacArthur, when he met with President Truman last fall on Wake Island, \va.s so confident of victory in Korea (hat he offered his best troops for Europe. The times rcpurt said lie apolo- Sizctl for embarrassing the President on the Formosa issue, and predicted I he Communists would not enter the Korean conflict. Ryals Replaces Stearns As Head Of VA Off ice Here Donald T. Stearns, who has been officer-in-chnrge of the Veterans Administration Office here for the iiast two years, left yesterday to take charge of the VA office at Pine Bluff. lie has ben succeeded here by William Z. RyaLs, who took over the Blyiheville office yesterday afternoon. Mr. Ryals came here from Tulsa, O'/.la., where he had been in charge of the VA office since Nov. 1. 1D50. Prior to that, Mr. Ryah was district supervisor of a four-state area for the VA, He lias been with the VA for the, past six years. Obituaries A. Welby Young Rites fro Be Held In Osceola Today Funeral services for Andrew Welby Young, Osceola attorney, canning company manager and civic leader who died Thursday night, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the First Christian Church In Osceola. The Rev. [,. R. still of Fulton. Ky., formerly pastor of the First Christian Church in Osceola, was to officiate, assisted by the Rev. K. Lynn Wade, pastor of the Wilson Methodist Church. Burial was to be In F.rinen Cemetery with Swift Funeral Home of Osceoln in chhrge. Mr. Young, who was 49. was manager of the Mississippi Valley Canning Company and maintained an active law practice until his death. He had suffered a heart attack late Wednesday afternoon and died at his home about 11:15 p.m. Thurs- Johnston May State New Attack on Prices WASHINGTON. April 21. Itp, - j. Agriculture - "freeze" farm Economic Stabiliser Eric Johnston parity at the levels ot last Jan. 15, clay. Active pallbearers selected for M.eek, Mighty At Last Rites ForVandenberg GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 21. IAI')—The meek gathered with the mighty here today for the funeral of the world-renowned Sen. Arthur II. Vanrienberg. Lust rites for the famed bt-par- tisiin foreign policy adovcatc of the Republican party brought together the man in top hat and muscled factory worker. Trains and planes brought official delegations from the Capitol at Washington. Vanclenberg'.s neighbors and fellow citizens—the oldest of whom knew him tus the harness maker's son—Joined in a huge and solemn tribute. Funeral services were set for 3 p.m. (EST) at the Park Congregational church. Tiie church, with capacity for l.QOO, Installed a microphone in the basement to carry the Rev. Edward Archibald Thompson's sermon to another 500 mourners. 58 Soccer Fans Injured In Giasgow Train Wreck GLASGOW, Scotland, April 21. (APt—Two trains carrying soccer fans to the biggest game of the sea- sen crashetf near a suburban station today, killing one man and injuring 58. Eighteen of the injured were hospitalized. The trains were taking the fans to Hampden Park Stadium for the Scottish Soccer Cup Final. One trrin plowed Into the rear of the other, standing near Pollokshields Station. Some of the passengers were trapped but swift-working re.sclie crews had Hie wreckage cleared within 30 minutes. the services v. r erc Nathan Weinberg, R. C. Rryan, D. S. Laney, Dr. L. D. Mawey, H. E. Phillips and J. S. McCants, all of Osceola, and Dr. Eldon Pah-Icy of Wilson and Caleb Watson of Jonesboro. Mr. Young is survived by his wife, Mrs. May Love Young; his mother. Mrs. Joe C. Young; a son, A. Welby Young, Jr.; and two daughters, Karen Love Young and Rebecca Nell Young. • * • Rites Held (or Infant Gwendolyn Razor, infant daughter ot Mr. am! Mrs. Marvin Razer. was dead at birth at Wall's Hospital Inst night. Graveside services were held ai Memorial Park at 11 a.m. todsy ,"ilh the Rev. P. H. Jernigaa, pastor of Calvary Baptist church, officiating Mr. and Mrs. Razer have one olher child, a daughter, Sharon. Holt Fimeral Home was in charge. may announce today a new attack, on prices through establishment of | a "fair and equitable" standard for! manufacturers' profits. The plan Is reportedly the first! leg of a three-part program, alsoi involving labor and agriculture, by! which Johnston hopes to "harden", antl-ltiflation dykes. ; Government officials first men'! tloned the plan three weeks ago. On April 13, Price Director Michael V. DiSalle told newsmen some prices would be rolled back at the manufacturers' price level by an order to be Issued "next week," This would Ming about some price drops at the etail level, DiSalle said. The plan reportedly would: 1. Allow manufacturers to strike in average of their dollar profits n their three best years during the 'our years, 1946-1949. Forbid Increase 2. Forbid price Increases which vouid boost manufacturers' profits nore than 85 per cent of that average. 3. Allow prices which have broken hrough the 85 per cent formula 'jo stand, but 4. Require manufacturers to absorb increased costs without raising prices until their profits run not more than 85 uer cent of the aver- ige of the three best years (rom 1946 through 1949. DiSalle said the order would affect between 100.000 and 150,000 manufacturers. Two More Orders Johnston wants to follow up, according to previous reports from ?overmnent officials, with two more Wg orders completing a stabilization triangle: 1. Labor—set June 30, 1951 as the final date on which wage increases would be allowed under cost-of-llv- ing or other "escalator" (automatic increase) clauses in union contracts Henri Retain Remains on Critical List ILB D"YEU, France. April 21. (!P\ —Former- Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, stricken with pneumonia, was reported to have passed a fairly good night but his condition apparently remains critical. Petain, who will be 95 next Tuesday, suffered a second relapse yesterday. He had appeared to recovering from his recent attack of pneumonia when he suffered the first setback five days ago. Petain's lawyers, who hari planned to return to Paris, said they would remain here, indicating that the wartime chief of the Vichy government was not out of danger. Petain. convicted of treason 1945, is serving a life term on this island, 18 miles off the French Atlantic Coast southwest of Nantes. Petain's lawyers, Jacques Isorni and Jean Le Maire. visited him 'n the prison-fort for an hour today and said afterward: "He is very weak and is refusing almost all nourishment " hereby making It possible to build a /arm ceiling over food prices, Parity is a formula to give the armer a fair return on hfs products In relation to the prices of lilngs he buys. Parity prices swing up or down as the level of non- 'ann prices teeters. Therefore, food prices can continue to rise so long as other prices rise, Labor objecU o limitations on wage increases— he present formula is 10 per cent ibove wages of Jan. 15, 1950—while 'ood prices are allowed to crawl up. Bids for Levee Work Sought Bids for n contract to repair rain and wave \ damage along an eight and one-half mile stretch of levee in District No. 4 in Hunklln County, Mo,, will be opened May 15 at the District Engineer's office In Memphis, it was announced today by Col. L. H. Fooie. district engi- ccr. The \Tork is to be completed by July 25. he said, and includes placement of about 30.000 cubic yards of earth, 50 acres ol .slope dressing, 20 acres of sodding and 70 acres of fertilizing. The proposed work is on the St. Francis Basin Project levee along the east bank of the St. Francis River beginning at a point on the levee abo'it four and one-half miles west of Senntli, Mo., and extending downstream a distance of eight and one-half mites. EXPLOSION (Continued trom page l> called down to us. "I ran over the hot deck in m> bare feet. Then I jumped over the side." John W. Johnson, a reporter for the Corpus Christi, Tex., Caller- Times, saw the Greensboro from a low-flying Navy PBY plane, nine hours after the tankers smashed together "Smoke Belched High" "Black smoke belched 300 feet In the air Jrotn a gaping wound in her side." he said. "Bright orange flames spilled over the side and licked at the water." Johnson said the Esso Suez; lay 20 miles from the Greensboro. The bow ol the Suez gaped like the "open jaws of some grotesque crocodile." Radioman Bobby Jones of Little Rock. Ark., saw a man In the water two miles from the Greensboro. He was the first aboard Johnson's plane to spot a survivor. With the Courts Cwnmofi J. L«Roy HuArtwloe, «« , W. W. Watson, e< tl, MM to payment ol debt. Chancery: Scott Wai lac • v*. (KMld suit for divorce. Win, J. o'Neld w. O'Neill, suit /or divorc* Alma Aashworth vs. Tom '-*) worth, suit for divorc«, Esther I,. Van DeWalker vs. My. ran Van DeWalker, suit for dlvoro*. Alma Ashworth v». Tom A*)*. suit for divorce. Varsenik Mardlrosian v«. Martin Mardlrosian, mlt lor- -tt- voice. fT$ Louise weinsteln vt. .rack w»ki- stein, suit for divorce. Wilnia Forrest vs. Jam«« suit for divorce. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Memphian Wins Spelling Crown MEMPHIS. Tenn., April 21. HP>— A 13-year-old eighth grade student here outspelled 59 competitors from four states last night to win trie Mid-South Spelling Bee. Irving Belz copped the title when runner-up Bobby Gilrner, 12. of Pontotoc County. Miss., failed to spell "arabesque" correctly. Be la got this one ami the next, "fortuitous." County winners from Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee competed in the nnnual event sponsored by the Memphis Press-ScSml- tar. Sponsors of Harvard University and William and Mary College in Virginia dispute which is the first school for higher education in the United States. The Virginia claim is 1617; Harvard's 1636. Bus Drivers Strike In Detroit Today DETROIT, April 21. M» r A surprise walkout, of bus and streelrar drivers today tied, up all municipal transportation in Detroit. Mayor Aibert E. Cobo called It "a, strike against the public." He acted at once to invoke a state law that forbids strikes by public servants and permits their dismissal as a penalty. The walkout shortly before 3 a.m. (CST) climaxed a dispute over Represents Alissca Representing • Mississippi County was 13-year-old Emma Laverne Rigby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mciney of Dell. Emma Laverne won the Mississippi County Bee held in the Court House April 6. Saturday "CANYON RAIDERS" Whip Wilson Also Cartoon & Serial Saturday Owl Show 'Vicious Years* Tommy Cook Sun.-iMon.-Tues. VICTOR MATURE TERRY MOORC WILUAM BENDIX Warner News & Shorts THEATRE 2019 West Main Show Sfurls 7:00 Saturdays A Sundays 1:00 Always a Double Feature Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Viiiir ('onuiiiinily ('filler" MANILA, ARK. iMiilinees S:il. Sc Sun. I'h. 5S Siifunlny "THE BLAZING SUN > Gene Atilry S.-ilurtlay Owl Show "THE KILLER THAT STALKED NEV/ YORK" Kvelyn Keyes Sunday & Monday "BREAKTHROUGH" John Agar • David Rrian Tuesday "GASOLINE ALLEY" Jimmy Lydon n "Opportunity knocki every day in the want ads." Ads placed betore 9 a.m. will appear same day. All classified advertising payable in advance. IHEVTI.LE COURIER NEWS Sat. Only—Double Feature MONTI HALE Cartoon & Serial 'FRONTIER OUTPOST" Charles Starred Smiley Durnelfe Saturday Midnite Show Starts 10:45 "LONELY HEART! BANDITS" Dorothy Patrick John Kldrege SAT. OWL SHOW 11:30 The BOWERY BOYS ,, Meet The MONSTER! MASTERMINDS I'lus: Comcily & Serial Sunday & Monday THREE HOME . CUUDETIE CDLBEBT | —2nd HIT^ One of tht Year's Finest Technicolor Westerns Yvonne de Carlo Howard Duff "Calamity Jane and Sam Bass" HI JWK9H • dUK UUWMlll. • 1KTM fcUUI MUT WITKK - MS r»*K»< or xm rom •*• i Monday O»V "GIRL IN ROOM 20" AM Colored Cust

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