The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1949 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 28, 1949
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 28,1949 Lewis Recesses Policy Committee : Cagy.Labor Leader i Offers No Hint on i N«w Wage Demands WASHINGTON, April 28. W— John L. Lewis has recessed his 200-mr.n policy committee "sub- jfct to call" without a him of Ills forthcoming wage slid contract demands. • Lewis called a news conference yesterday to read a brief statement declaring that (he policy committee hnd looked over l.C'3 resolutions bearing on the proposed new contract. ; The present one expires June .'JO. Ijewls gave no indication he would serve notice on the operators to end the old contract or that he was asking the mine 'owners lo begin negotiations. : On that point the statement said only that Lewis and other officers had been authorized to obtain a contract, with the why comment: "The policy-icommittee joins with all other Americans In the constructive hope that a new agreement in the anthracite and bituminous conl industry can be consummated without strife or economic loss, and Tor once, without the Imposllion of oppressive legal sanctions by government." . Lewis told the news conference that he referred to the Tuft-Hartley act and "the use of brutal and oppressive Injunctions by «'hirh the mine workers are convicted at the whim of the judiciary, as has been ' true in the past." Reminded that the Taft-HartlcN act provides for 60 days notice bs either party to a contract that ter- | ruination Is planned, Lewis retorted: ' "That isn't all It requires." • Joseph E. Moody, president of the Southern Coal Producers Association, already hn.s written Ixwls serviiiK notice of termination on June 30 and asking for early conference on a new contract. Lewis said, "Oh. yes." when asked if he would reply to Moody': communication. : The operators meantime were in * separate huddle at their hotel. FBI Agents Tell How They 'Shadowed' Miss Coplon 2 Months Before Arrest Rv Karl R. Hauman i WASHINGTON, A|irll -'S-iVi'j— FBI agents lold yesterday liow they •shadowed" Judllli Coplon for nearly two monlhs before tliey arrested her and Valentine Gulielchei', a Russian, on espionage conspiracy charges. The FBI men testified In Hie absence of the jury. In connection with a defense inolion lo prevent (tie government from using In Mis« Coplon's trial papers Ihoy seized vvlien she nrreslrd. The govern- nient says the papers conlalned secret government informallon. Two agents, Robert K. Granville and T. Scott Miller, both conceded that Miss Coulon and Gubitchcv were arrested without warrant, and said they had on search warrant to seize licr papers, described by Hie defense as "private." The government contention Is that the officers, from previous close observation, had reasonable grounds lo justify both and search wilh- out formal papers. Granville was tile agent \vho made the arresl on 3rd Avenue In New York March 4. Agenl Tells of "Shadow" Miller gave most of the tcstinionj about how the FBI kept Miss Cop- Ion, 27-year-old suspended employee of Hie Department of Justice, inidei surveillance. Miller started lhal account witli Ihe slory of ho\v she arrived at the PennsyU'nrtia Station before taking a subway. H snld she met Gllbltchev nl 193rt Slrcet and Broadway shoiily aflc 7 p.m. He watched while she went to Inner with Otibitchei'. us siis|>i>)i<(- d Russian employee of the United s'alions. Asked by Archibald Palmer, Miss oplon's attorney, whether he saw Miss Coplon pass anything material o Oubetchnv. lie said he did not. Miller also testified that he trailed Miss Coplon when she went to ew York Feb. 18. lie saul her train, due at 6 p.m. wns 35 minutes lair. He snld Miss Coplon appeared 'very much In a hurry," as she ,ook an 8th Avenue subway lo lOuth Street. Jury Tu Hear Case On this trip he KOI a look Into Miss Coplon's pocketuook. Miller snid. He testified that he stood i>e- ilnd her and watched while she opened the bag. He said lie saw amoiiR other things, a folded piece of onion skin uaper containing typewritten matter, lie said he did not read it. Palmer asked Miller whether he ever heard Gubitchcv say anything to Miss Coplon about detectives o his wife following them. He replied that he did not. Federal JmiRc Albert L. Reeves Kansas City, Mo., who Is presiding at the trial, said the ncvvly-swon jury would lie eclnded from th courtroom riuiinj! the arguments. . The jury seated late Tuesday, \ composed of eiKhl mm and (ou women. Five ot the jurors are gov eminent employes. Six are Negroe. Springfield's Huge Boy Scout Band, Largest in World, to be Disbanded SPRINGFIELD, Mo.. April 28. I/T] —Springfield's boy scout band, known as the largest organization of its kind In the world, will be disbanded In November, .Joseph M. Acuff, chairman of the Band Committee, said yesterday. The band now has aboyiUOO tccn- aficd boys In its ranks. It nuidc trips in the '30's to all sections of the country, including the World's Fair al Chlcngo. The band was founded in about 1920 by R. Ritchie Robertson. Springfield's Brand old man of mu- More merchan seamen lost their sic. who died in 183U. Since his lives during the invasion of Min- death, his son, James P. flobertson. ^doro island In the Philiplnes in j has been the director. 'World War 11 than did soldiers or j Acnff snld the band has "out- aaiiors who participated in the act-1 lived its usefulness." He snld the Ion. band "had glamour in the days abor Control Law epcaler Wins Support JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., April 28. '1—Repeal of both Missouri's new bor control laws was tentatively >|iroveci by the House in a quick jrn-around yesterday on otic of ie two acts, O)i reconsideration of a Mil to peal the utility anti-strike law, ie House voted 71 lo 60 to davance ie measure. There was no nrgu- icnt before the vote. Tuesday the House refused on a ) lo 59 vote to put the ropeuler i position for final passage. But ep. Tom Walsh (13) of St. Umls, ^airmail of the House Labor com- nlUcc, got Rep. Charles il. Pulls Dl of Audruln county to ask re- onsiderallon. 28— 19 fin- died Teen-Aged Girt Dies; Youths fined in Court FAYETTEVILLE, Ark'.. April 28. 'Q'l— Two former University of Arkansas students have been tinea on charges growing out of the death of a teen-ag girl. Washlnitton Circuit Judge Maupln Cummings fined Luclan Dale Lowell, 24. $260 and Odarlan Farmer, 22. $150. The two were charged with contributing to the delinquency of 8 minor. Lovell also was charged with driving while drunk The girl was found dead In sn autoniL >IU last fall following what authorities said was a "drinking party." The Washington County Grand Jury held that the death was accidental but .ndlited the two men on misdemeanor charges. redric C. Walcott, '•ormer Senator, Dies STAMFORD. CONN., April I'l—Frcdrlc Collln Walcott ormer United Slates senator .nclcr and conservationist, lere yesterday. Under former president Herbert loover he investigated social and ivlng conditions in war-lorn Belgium and Poland In 1015 and IfilG. r!c was Hoover's aide when Hie alter became World War food ad- nlnlslrntor, and he served as nd- nlnistrator of releif In post-civil war Spain in 1938. Walcott was United States senat- from Conuectlcut from 1928 to 1934 and helped write and steer throiich to passage the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Hill. Read Courier News Want Ada. when bands and drum corps weren so plentiful, now offers only mils training, a job that rlyhlfully be longs lo the schools." Meanwhile. James Robertson said yesterday lip was considering an offer to become director of the band and orchestra at the University of Wichita. Robertson Is supervisor of music in the public school? here and directs the civic symphony as well as leading the scout band However. FloherLson has signed a contract to direct the symphony here next season, ahethor he accepts Ihe Wichita offer or remains here. The short-eared owl contradicts nboiit every popular concept of owl trails aim h:ibii.5. It frequently hunts i'.-: prey in broad daylight almost never perches in a tree, and nrclcr.s open fields and marshlands to I he \IOOI\K. When You BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME Call D. C. 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