The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 28, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 28, 1949
Page 12
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ff>*OB TVELTO BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW» TUESDAY, JUNE 28 Coplon Spy Trial NearsConclusion ProMCution Opens Fijial Arguments; Criticized Jbituaries WASHINGTON, June Judith Ooplon'* defense against «- plonace charges U "hocus-pocus," a foremment prosecutor told the Jury today In closing arguments. The description was given by Raymond P. Whearty, >n assistant attorney general, leading off the final pleas by lawyers. Defense Attorney Archibald Palmer wu next man up, In support r>f the former Justice Department political analyst's plea that there wai nothing wrong in her possession of material from secret government files when ahe was arrested in Ui« company of a Russian, Valentin* A. Gubltchev. There was a brief recesj after Whearty spoke and before Palmer opened his address. John M. Kelley. Jr, another prosecutor, had the assignment to close out the pleas later in the day. Besides his description o( the defense as "hocus-pocus." Whearty called it "fishy" and "fictitious." He tpeciflcally avoided any call on the jury for conviction of the tiny brunette. But he argued that the government'! evidence is sufficient to *how guilt beyond "reasonably doubt." Talking almost in a conversational tone, Whearty reviewed the evidence step by step. He said It is his view that Miss Coplon actually passed something to Gubitchev in New York on the night of Feb. 18. He stressed, however, that the government was unable to offer direct evidence that thlx was so. H* reviewed the testimony of FBI «rnt» who said they saw Gubltchev walk up to Miss Coplon In the Washington Heights area; that she . opened her purse and (hat Gubit- chev reached in front of her, alter which they separated. Wheart^ also reviewed in detai what he called the "maneuverings* of the defendant and Gubitche on Feb. 18 and again on March 4 just before they were arrested. BUSINESS ohn A. Young, Retired armer, Diet in Wilson John A. Young, 10, father of Frank oung of Wilson, died yesterday fternoon In Wilson at the home of is son, with whom he had made is home for the past 20 years. He as a retired farmer. Funeral arrangements will be In barge of the Citizens Funeral :ome of West Memphis. Mr. Young, a native of Waverly, enn,, had been ill for about two ears. Death was caused by a erebral hemorrhage. Survivors. In addition to the son n Wilson, include: two other sons, William and Lucian Young, both of Memphis; a daughter, Mrs. Richard lexander of Nashville, Tenn.; a rother, William Young of McMinn- Ille. Tenn.. and a sister, Mrs. H. Ballentine of Nashville, Tenn. Scott Criticized iy Resiqnina GOP jroup Member WASHINGTON. June 28. CAP) — /ice Chairman Thomas E. Cole- lan quit (he Republican Strategy Committee today with a blast at JOP National Chairman Hugh D. Scott. Jr.. lor failure to keep the roup "moving along." Coleman, Wisconsin Republican Finance Chairman, wrote Scott hat he no longer can "spend the ime or take the responsibility for committee that Is not moving long." "The responsibility must be ours," the vice chairman said. Coleman's step was a blow to Jartj* "harmony" that Scott has been publicly stressing since he won a 54 to 50 vole of confidence and ;ept his Job at a January meeting of the GOP National Committee in Omaha. The 23-member Strategy Committee, which Scott heads, was formed at Omaha. I t grew out of agreement that the party needed new machinery lo put over Its viewpoint. Scott had called the group into ie&sion here today for the first :ime since its organization April 24 storm began. They wandered sb hours before finding their cabin and later walked out to a highway where a search party found hem yesterday. A*»tri«'i M tl 19)1, «lw« Hit*** Miud country °*4 it in Cl»Ct«l Auitria muit pay Sovie f 150,000,000 \m cenions for 30 years, plus control of Dan ubian shipping 'w witl hare Hit right ro t, retain or Auirrio* property" within Yuo.oilov territory. Thri rM< Yuaoilavia would gVt no reparations. AUSTRIAN AGREEMENT—This map brings out the basic points of a proposed Austrian peace treaty on which the Big Pour agreed before adjourning the four-week Paris Conference. The foreign ministers plan lo write the treaty by Sept 1. Senate Rejects Plan to Retain T-H Injunctions WASHINGTON. June 28, f/P)— The Senate today rejected a straight out proposal to keep Taft- Hartley law Injunctions against national emergency strikes. The vote was 54 lo 37. It was a big preliminary victr/.-y for the Truman administration in the Senate scrap over a new labor law. But it came in a parliamentary situation leaving a chance that Senators wanting to keep Ibis provision the T-H law might yet fiu- ally win. While the first round went to the administration group, at least one and possibly two more hurdles remained. The Ilrst vole was on an amendment sponsored by Senator Holland (D-Pla) and others. It simply proposed to keep the provision of the present law which lets the government get court orders lo block strikes Imperiling the national health or safety. Senator Taft (R-Ohioi has pending a proposal to keep tile court orders but also provide lor government seizure of plants in some circumstances. Over-Aged Romeo Up to His Snowy White Hoir in Legal Entanglements Chiang Due to Arrive In Canton Tomorrow CANTON. June 28. f/P)—General- Issimo Chiang Kni-Sliek. the retired president of Nationalist China, is scheduled to arrive here from Formosn tomorrow. Trcre was an unconfirmed report that Madame Chiang may return from the United States on July 8. This report said she may brinj $1.000.000 from the U.S. to help the faltering Nationalist cause against the Communists. Truman Gets Thanks WASHINGTON. June 28. liPi — Mrs. Georgia Neese Clark called at the White House today to thank President Truman for her appointment as the nation's first woman treasurer. The Kansas-uorn banker ami former actress told reporters ner call was strictly a formal one to express her appreciation. CHICAGO, June »—(*)—W»- mund Engel, the plnt-tized, over- aged Romeo, who claimi he swindled women all over the world of more than a million dollars, wu up to his snow white hair in legal woe* today. Chicago courts had legal priority on the dapper, Internationally known swindler. Prosecutors had him in Jail under heavy bond and intended to keep him there until they sent him to prison. But In case the 13-year old Engel wiggles out of the charges against him here, women who fell victim to his sweet talk In other cities have charges against him. Engel, although confident he will soon be free, was Involved in three fast moving legal proceedings yesterday. He appeared in Felony Court on a confidence game charge which was placed against him by Mrs. Reseda Corrlgan, 39-y tar old widow. The courtroom was packed with women but the little man who uyi he has been charming women all over the world with his smooth talk and roses, didn't have a word to say. However, he had been talking quite a bit since he was seized by police Friday In a trap baited by a 55-year old widow, who was suspicious of his biu money talk. Engel stood route as the red- haired Mrs. CoiTlgan told of the little man's whirlwind courtship early this month. But she said the romance ended with her waiting at the altar and Engel on the looa* with $8.700 she had given him. Back in his jail cell. Engel was told that he \vas reported named In a true bill charging operation ol a confidence game. "For a confidence game?" he asked. "No that's wrong, you mean a love game." And In New York, a county grand jury Indicted Engel on a first degree grand larceny charge after hearing an account of his romance ant marriage to Mrs. Pauline Langton. a fur buyer. She said Engel married her last June 14—about a i.-r.-v ,,fn>r M, scheduled marriage with Mrs. Corrigan—in Arlington, Va. i!t- disappeared four days later, she said, with $50,000 worth of Jew- Drugs From Toads The Chinese discovered Ihe medicinal value of the toad ages ago. For centuries, they have prepared drugs from Its skin. Its gland secretions art- very unpleasant to the taste: the toad uses them to discourage animals which seek to devour him. Engel'i next scheduled court ac- lon 1* July 14. He 1* charged In a edenl warrant with intentate transportation of stolen money. Mrs. Annette Kubiak, 35, divorced wife of a South Bend, Ind., dentist, charged he married her, then crossed the Illinois state line with her 15,000. She obtained an annulment. Action on Budget Slashing Question Said To Be Near WASHINGTON, June 38 (m— An ewly showdown on t controversial Budget-slashing proposal was urged today by the Senate Republican policy committee. Chairman Taft (R-Ohio) reported the committee took unanimous action at a closed session. Taft's group called for early floor consideration of a resolution by Senator McClellan <D-Ark) directing President Truman to cut government spending from 5 to 10 per cent in the 1950 fiscal year starting Friday. Administration opponents argue the new budget Is * tight one and Congress should do its own cutting If it so desires, and not pass the responsibility to the president. Sponsors contend that by shearing from two to four billions off the budget, a deficit could be avoided as well as new taxes. Continued from Page 1. to't dangerously high, however. Airlines went sour after tb »ar. but are In the black again This is their best flying weather Earning may slide again next win ter. but they're pushing their lower priced coach service. Industries still riding high, rji: with prospects for the second ha! doubtful, are autos and utilities. Auto *rder backlog! may disappear this fall, but (he Industry b itill producing top speed, riving at least token price cuts in huren and earnnt pep talks to salesmen. Utilities are still producing elec trie power In excess of this ttm last year. But the industry tea that the general business slum >nay carry this winter's power de mand below last year's record high Industries still largely unrecon •tructed but with prospects brightr for the second half of the year ar construction and oil. Building of homes is running be hind last year and may sluff of further next winter. Industrin building is also easing off. Bl public and institutional building i Increasing and taking up the slac Oil production was cut back sharply recently and Is now back to March. 1947. levels, but the price of crude oil is still st. or near, the peak. But the rest ot the year, demand Is expected to pick up -nough to send production and sales higher. Whether, or when, prices will drop still has the Industry guessing. Riding along on the cushions of government supports arc the farmers. Right optimistic are the grocers. And perhaps the cheeriest of them nil are the alrqlane builders Farm mrnme is rlown about 10 percent from list year. That ruls btiyin* at the Tillage store some, (no. But the farmer counts nn thr rovernmenl („ y en th| nlrs f rom S'ttlnr much worse. Hotrevrr. nnthinit In sirhl now indicates the farmer will be helfrr off next rear, unless unusual wea- Iher. here or abroad, cuts down present surpluses. Grocery prices are expected to drop about five percent more by the end of the year, but store sales unit volume will stay high barring a big jump in the 'number of Jobless. The aircraft industry looks „., 1946 and 1947 as the years of the big slump. Plane orders now keep prospects bright for some time to come. All it has to worry about are Congressional inquiries or a most unlikely change of heart hi Premier Stalin. els. Mrs. Langton flew to Chicago and her object, she said, is to get her jewels and seek an annulment of the marriage. "My heat (strings are not touched at all," Mrs. Langton said. She added a bit of advice to anyone needing it: "The most dangerous age for women Is between 35 and 50. Girls, beware of lavish spenders. Hold on to your valuables until you \. ^ —- —-—•-_-... . -• •'" '" —=-rr~ "=- — -stf_~—_ —- — rr—.^--?.^_ ^^ ,£A •^ -^—- - rrrrr—i—=_~=r — ~sffffA - —- : =^=^* ™,^WI 2 Fishermen Get Lost In Snowstorm in June LARAM1E. Wyo.. June 28. OPh- This Is no fish story. Two fishermen got lost in a •nowstorm for six hours—in June. Robert Dlevelman and Al Procknow were on a llshlng trip In the Snowy Range Mountains when the - GOOD FOOD - DRIVE TO SIMPSON'S CAFE trk-Ma Stale Line A Cool Place to Kat Sunday Special • Crappie Fish • Fried Chicken Dinner 75< Come in from 1 to 1 JJtni.Dixc a new country took courage. Bui iliere •Here men and \voinen ready lo risk their futures —even (heir lives—for an ideal. All they asM inn an even break. The American way of life ii based on lhal principle of an even break. Just give an American a fair chance lo get ahead—using his own vision, effort aud personal initiative—and he'll go on from there. But when government goe« inlo business, in conipelition with ill own citizens, the American ideal of an even break is destroyed. For gorernmrni in business demands special privilege* tbal are dcuieJ to j>«ojilt in biuiueMj Take government power syslems, for instance: They pay no Federal taxes. They can gel money from the U. S. Treasury at litlle or no iiilerest. Even their losse* can be made up from I be pockets of ihe taxpayers. On llie other band, America's basinets- managed eleclric lighl and power companies are self-supporting. Like all of American business, ihey pay tbeir full share of lases, and fair interest on any money iher borrow. And they've built in America the tuo*t and best electric service in th« world. There are new frontiers in electric living still to be opened. Business men can do tJie /o6 belter than Ark-Mo Power Co. STUAIGHT tOUttON WHISKEf • THIS WHISKEY IS 4 YEARS OlO 16 PHOOf • eELMONT DISTIUIMG CO., lAWSEN'CEBUKG, IND. Attacker of Waitkus Called Schizophrenic CHICAGO, June 28 W)— Ruth Stelnhagen, who shot and wounded Eddie Waitkus, star Philadelphia Phillies ball player. Is suffering from a split personality, says Edward T. Breen, assistant state's attorney. The 19-year-old typist, who had a crush on Waitkus, is "committable to a mental hospital," Breen said alter he had read a report on her condition by Dr. William H. Haines. head of the Cook County Behavior Clinic. Miss Steinhagen Is to be taken before a grand jury and if indicted. Breen said, the state will seek a sanity hearing before a jury. She is to have a preliminary hearing In Felony Court Thursday on a charge o( assault with intent to murder. Waitkus, 29, was shot June 14 after Miss Stelnhagen lured the Phillies first baseman to her hotel room by saying, she had something "important" to tell him. OSRollisonlumberCo Sheet Rock . $5.50 Celotex . . . $6.00 TOM SAWYER PAINTS Call on us to Estimate Your Repairing and Painting Doors and Windows FOR SALE QSRollisonLumberCo Office I'hone 50'1 Kes. 3309 PRE-FOURTH TIRE.SALE! 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