The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1952 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 19, 1952
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PAGE TEN rrt.TTHEVrLI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 1991 Boston Gunman Is Linked with Brink Holdup FBI Agents Nams 'Specs' O'Keefe as One of Masked Bandits Commodity And Stock Markets— New York Cotton Open High Low 1:15 Mar 3337 3357 3330 3345 May 3390 3409 3387 3353 July 3420 3442 3420 3432 Oct 3389 3413 3388 3405 N«w Orleans Cotton BOSTON (31 — Joseph J. "Specs" O'Kecfe, 44-year-old Boston gun- Open High law 1:15 man has been nabbed by the FBI Mar 3339 3356 3336 3344 RS one of the masked men who I May 3389 3409 3385 3397 robbed the Brink's Boston head- July 3419 3442 3419 3429 quarters of SI.219,000 on the night of Jan. 17, 1950. O'Kecfe was named In affidavits filed by (he FBI with the Federal Court in Boston. The affidavits became available to newsmen laic yesterday as O'Keefe fought a contempt of court charge resulting from his refusal to answer pertinent questions before a grand jury hearing evidence In the fabulous stickup., U. S. Attorney George F, Garrlly told reporters today (hat he was "very disturbed" by publication of the information In the affidavits, which he snid were "supposed to bt* impounded." He said thai it "should be made clear the affidavits . , . were made out in 1950 ... for the purpose of obtaining a search warrant in connection with the Brink's Investigation." One of the affidavits, signed by John B. Greene, a special agent of the FBI who heads the Brink's Investigation, says that he "has reason to believe that Joseph J. O'Keefe was one of the partici- . pants in the robbery...." Hidden in House A second affidavit says that $60,000. in Brink's loot was hidden In a house occupied by O'Kcefe's jlster, Mrs. Mary A. Hooley, 37. A third affidavit sets forth that on July 19, 1050, the 560,000' was transferred lo the home of a Mnry O'Kecfe, Identified as Joseph O'Kecfe's wife. A fourth affidavit tells of an alleged telephone conversation between O'Keefe. then serving 00 • days in a Pennsylvanta jail, for carrying weapons in his car, and Mary O'Keefe. Agent Greene says In the paper. "He (O'Kecfe) asked his wife whether or not she had been Interviewed by federal enforcement officials and she said she had. "H« asked whether or not anything was found, and she answered: 'No,' and later he told her: 'Just take good care of the baby. You know what I mean.' Federal authorities said there is no O'Keefe baby. Sentenced for Contempt One of the affidavits asserts that the $60,000 of alleged Brink's loot was hidden in an "overstuffed baby stationary chnir and footstool or in a leather zlppered overnight bag' in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pan: Hooley, O'Keefe's sister and broth «r-ln-law. Mrs. Hooley earlier this week was given a one-year sentence for contempt of-court after she fused to answer before the grand Jury the question: ' "Did you ever at any time see $70,000 In cash?" Her husband also is charged with contempt of court for refusing to talk before the grand jury. O'Keefe's contempt of court case has not yet been completed and Hooley's contempt case has been continued lo next Monday. Hoolej and his wife, who appealed thi one-year sentence, are free 01 bail. Chicago Wheat Chicago Corn Air Force Seeking Reserve Officers More than one-fourth of the 4 838 reserve officers needed befor June 30, 1953, will come from th 12 southeastern states under juris dblon of the Fourteenth Air Force according to Wendell M. Phillips commanding officer of 'the Blythe vllle wing of the 9855th Volunlee Air Reserve Training Squadron. First consideration will be give pilots under 30, o! lieutenants, o not older than 36 if In hlghe grades. Bombardiers , observers navigators and radar men also nr needed, Lt. Col. Phillips said. 5ct 3391 3409 3391 Ten lay . Open . 235 ''k High 236 »', 240 'A Ich lay oybeans open .. 16T/i .. 170H High 168 V, 111 1 /. 235*1 239 VI Low 16T/, 17014 Ich lay uly Open .. 300'.t .. 303 .. 302 .. 30U4 York Stocki High 303'/. 304% 304'i 303 T/>w 300 ',4 301 300' 1:15 236 % 240 '.I 1:15 IGB't, 1:15 301-li 303', 302 Bytheville Man Killed in Wreck In California T and T 151 1-4 rncr Tobacco CO 1-8 nnconda Copper 40 ictll Steel 617-8 Chrysler 88 1-4 Coca-Cola 1081-2 Gen Electric 11 5-8 Gen Motors 67 6-8 lontgomcry Ward CO 3-8 Y Central 22 3-8 nt Harvester 31 5-8 C Penney 673-4 Republic Steel 45 ladlo 28 5-8 Socony Vacuum SO Studebaker ' 37 f-B Standard of N J 75 5-8 'exna Corp 5G yon Pac 45 S Steel 41 7-8 .ivestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111. jfl — (USDA)—Hogs 8,500; trade ctlve; barrows and gilts mostly 5 to 35 higher than Thursday's average except weights under 180 which stendy to 25 higher: sows Tiostly unchanged; bulk choice 180!30 Ibs 17.50 T 75; popular price .7.65; close dull; little over 17.50 m close; bulk choice 240-270 Ibs .8.50-17.16; occasional lota 240 .Ibs o 17.25; lew 280-325 Ibs. 15.25-16.35; 50-170 Ibs-16.25-17.50; 120-140 Ibs 14.00-15.75; sows 400 Ibs down mainly 14.25-76; heavier sows 12.2513.75. Cattle 1,000, calves 500; nothing done early; cows active and steady; utility and cornmercta 13.00-15.50; dinners tuid cutters 13.00-15.50. .Tames K. McCormlck Boatswain's Mnte First Class James Robert McCormlck, USN, .son of Mr. and Mrs. j. H. McCormlck of Btylhevillc, died yesterday in a Niivy hosnltal at Camp Pcndlcloii, Calif., of injuries received In a car accident. He was 28. Mr. and Mrs. McCormlck were notified last night In a telegram from Oapt. P. R. Osborne. commanding officer of the U.SS Okan jgiin, abonrd which Mr. McCormlck inestimably served. No details of the auto accident, were given In the telegram. Funeral arrangements were Incomplete this morning. Cobb Funeral Home is In charge. Survivors include his parents, brother. Neal McCormtck; and four sisters, Mrs. Fayc Austin. Mrs. Mcl- vln Wicker. Mrs. Bill Hrabovsky and Miss Bonnie Nell McCormiak. nil o( Blythevillc. Jury to Decide Today if Florio Made Honest Mistake or Lied By KARI, R. BAUMAN WASHINGTON 1*1 — A Federal Court Jury will be called upon today to decide whether Edward J. Florio, a reputed New Jersey waterfront boss, made an honest mistake or deliberately lied to a HEALTH (Continued from Page 1) backed by l'/ 2 billion dollars of federal and stale funds every year, lo help bring medical care within the reach of everyone who wants It on a prepayment basis. Slates and Individuals could come in or slay out. If they came in, It would be tinder standards set by the federal government. But the Insurance plan would be rim largely by local and stale boards. „ Anyone nble to pay health Insurance premiums—just how much they would bo hasn't been worked out—would finance his own health program. Federal and stale funds would pny nil or part of the costs for those unable to bear their full As the commission sees it, n plan should provide not only for hospital and surgical care, as most present voluntary insurance systems do, but also for services of a family physician. It says the plan should offer dental care to children at first, and eventually to everybody, along with expensive drugs, appll- canees and X-rny service. . The commission recommended Unit some three million pepple now drawing monthly Old Age and Survivors Insurance checks from the social security program, and millions more who will start receiving benefits at 65, be brought into the health Insurance plan. It suggested that the cost be paid out of socla grand Jury. Florio Is on trial here on a two- count perjury Indictment growing out of his testimony before a New York grand jury Investigating racketeering on the waterfront In he' New York area. Barring unforeseen niches, the case should reach the Jury by curly afternoon. Florio, 57, took the witness stand vesterday and swore he thought 3e told the truth when he appeared Before the New York grand jury Oct. 23, ' As soon as he found out he had made a mistake, ho testified, he asked for a chance to correct his testimony, Florio, organizer for (he International Longshoremen's Assocla- lion (AFL) In New Jersey, testified he was "confused when he went before the grand Jury the first time. The question for the Jury here to decide is whether Florio wi) fully lied when he said he did not receive two checks for $1.000 each from Lawrence C. Howard, president of the Maclrema Operating Company. Inc.. a stevedoring firm He said his nephew, Gerald Lamby, got the checks. security funds, which are collected froni taxes on employers and employes, regardless of wheth er the beneficiaries are able. to meet it themselves. Tills was the phase that drew quick fire from Dr. Bauer. "Under this plan," he said, "the federal government, through pay roll deductions, would pay directly for the medical care of an ever increasing' segment of our popu lation and our health services would inevitably be controlled b; big government." IT WONT BE LONG! COUNCIL Ask for jho«i ot Christmas— Yours are bound to wear, Leaving you barefooted After-dashing here and there! Thunderstorms Are Forecast LITTLE ROCK (/T) — The U. S. Weather Bureau forecast locally severe thunderstorms In Arkansas today and tonight. A bureau spokesman said, however, "it's nothing to get. excited about." The Bureau's storm warning said: "A moderate cold front along a line 50 miles east of Ft. Smith to Shreveport at 9 a.m. expected to move easterly.15 to 20 miles per hour through Louisiana and Arkansas today, spreading , Into Mississippi to- nis«it. Locally severe thunderstorms with gusts 50 miles per hour along and 50 mlles'ahead of front." Clogged Flue Causes Fire Alarm Here The Blytheville Fire Department answered a call about, 6 p.m. yesterday to the home of Leonard Roblnsln at 331 Walker street. The alarm was turned in when a stopped up flue from an oil heating stove forced' smoke Into the living room of the house. • Firemen arrived In time to prevent any damage being done to the property, which Is owned by W. L. Walker. (Continued from Page 1) man In the department at a salary of $6.000 yearly. McLecs reportedly was offered the job of revenue commissioner, but turned It down. The only items of the university's idget -that were held up were $95,000 annually for the Pharmacy School and $75,000 for the proposed Nursing School. University officials will bo asked to appear again before the Council next month to explain some details of those requests. Routine approval of (he rest of the university's budget was In marked contrast lo previous spirited sessions when the requests were being considered. Last Monday, the Council attached a rider to the appropriation bill abolishing the Job of athletic director — now held by John Barnhill. Van Dalsern had blamed Barnhm for "strife" within the alh- lelic department which he charged led to Arkansas' dismal 2-8 football season. Van Dalsem also charged that grid Coach Otis Douglas resigned because of disagreements with Barnhill, and Implied that the athletic director's continued presence on the campus might prohibit the university from obtaining the services of Paul (Bear) Bryant as head football coach. Bryant now mentor at the University of Kentucky, is considered the popular choice to succeed Douglas. However, Van Dalsem later gol his rider withdrawn when other Council members threatened to do so if he didn't. The University's collection am disbursing of cash funds also came in for critical comment. Cash fund? are monies collected through fees tuition, etc., and expended by the school without legislative appropriation. 54.8 Million Recommended By its action yesterday, the Council recommended an appropriation if $4.8 million armuaHr lor uting of the main university pUat — the same as for the 1M1-M Ht. cal year — and also approvwj two smaller budgets. These were »T,soo or cattle breeding ind 136,000 for veterans subsidies. The Council voted not lo approve any appropriations lor Beebe Agricultural Junior College or tha wo state-operated vocational high schools at Clinton and Huntsvllle. rho high schools would be absorV ed Into the regular school system, and the Beebe plant probably would be turned over to local school district. The approved Game and Fish budget is $200,000 above the commission's 1951 - 52 appropriation. Salary items alone were Increased from $480.439 to $661,200. Van Dalsem sought unsuccessfully to postpone consideration of the budget until after Jan. 6, when; the Council Is scheduled to reconvene. Last Monday, the Commission rejected a Council "request" that It permit hunting of squirrels and rabbits without hunting or dog licenses; that it relinquish authority over commercial fish farm- ng on private .property, and that it Issue free hunting and fishing licenses to person over 65 years 'of age. Tliese matters weren't mentioned yesterday. In another action, the Council rejected an effort to fix a recommended salary for the superintendent of the Boys Industrial School at S4.200 annually. The superintendent, H. P. Hargls, now draws $3,000 a year. I To Speak on Polio Basil O'Connor,' president of the National Foundation for Infantile paralysis, will spoak on gamma globulin and vaccine developments from 9:30 to 9:45 p.m. tonight on the CBS radio network, Elbert Johnson "of Blythevitle, county March of Dimes chairman, said today. "For Your Shopping Convenience" •ROW YOI BRAND NEW tttii Itbbil IlKlilt hrltklt CHECK THESE FEATURES FOUND OVUY IN MACHINES SEltING FOR JlOO AND MORE! • S = *i Forward ond 'Backward • Round Bobbin Over i Under 2 Thread locVititcli Air Coole-d Moior 5 year Seivk* Guaronlcs WAR {Continued from Page 1) Communist groups sighted across the front. Allied light bomber pilots claimed destruction of 75 Red vehicles last night. Twelve B-29 Superiorly also threw first-time strikes nt Kana- chon, a supply center deep In Northwest Korea, and, another supply area south of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. There were no further reports of Communist loudspeaker and radio propaganda barrages on the front lines. Yesterday, the Reds boasted they would be in Seoul by Christmas. Neither Eighth Arms' nor Fifth Air Force summnrics indicated the Reds were building for an offensive. MA11 COUPON The Following BSytheville Stores Will Be Open 'till 9P.M. Beginning Monday and Thru Dec. 24th! ATLAS STORES, INC. Uttle Hock ilS West Capitol W!l>6j< obligation, I wouTd liVu o Frt< 1 Sewing Machine J Na n of fi« Bl ot $34,50 nd No 1 City K fc.f. 0. Addrcii — BOX I ji» Send Specific Direction* I 6 DAYS FOR MS Cliurrli of 301 So 1st Blytheville Accessory Shop Adams Appliance Co. Berry's Ladies Toggery Black & White Store Clara's Shop Darling Shop The Edythe Shoppe Family Shoe Store Feinberg's B. F. Goodrich Store Goodyear Store The Gift Shop Graber's Heuer's Shoe Store Alvirt Hardy Furniture Co. Hubbard Hardware Co. R. D. Hughes Co. Hubbard & Son Furn. Co. Jiedel's Kelley's Friendly Shoe Store Charles S. Lemons Furn. Co. Mead's Clothing Store Montgomery-Ward The New York Store Pat O'Bryant Jewelry J. C. Penney's Planter's Hardware Wade Furniture Co. Whitsitt's •\ Thompson Credit Jewelers ' Zellner's Slipper Shop

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