The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1949 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 1, 1949
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PAOC TEH BLVTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COUEIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 1949 Sale of Surplus Property Probed Hush-Hush Inquiry Centers on Activity Of "Five Percenters" By M»rrln I,. ArroKsmilh WASHINGTON, Aug. 1. W— John Muragon's secret testimony under o»th in the Semite "five per center" Inquiry deals In part with the disposal of government surplus property, It- was learned today. That is shown in the official record of the hush-hush investigation of the one-time Kansas City bootblack who once had a pass to the White House. The record also discloses that the Inquiry had gone soarchSngly into Maragon's bank deposits from 1945 on, and has dealt extensively with the sources of his income. Maragon was questioned behind closed doors on three consecutive days last week by the senate's special investigations subcommittee. The group is checking on the activities of persons who help others Ret government contracts In exchange for a fee, usually five per cent of the gross proceeds. That practice in itself is not Illegal. The subcommittee wants to find out whether any five percenters have tried to influence government procurement officials, as has been alleged. Hcarlnc to Start August S Public hearings are scheduled to start August 8. Senator Hoey ID- NO) the subcommittee chairman, said today the group has unearthed evidence it regards as more important than the information it has obtained from Marngon. Meanwhile, Housing Expediter Tighe Woods said in an interview Obituaries Hick Shivley's Father Dies in Pocahotitat Funeral services for John R. Sliivley, Sr. r of pocahontas, father of NIcV Shivley of Blythcville, will lie conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Pocahontas. Mr. Shivley, 77, died yesterday at Pocahontas, uliere he had been justice of the peace for 16 years. lie was born at Covlngton, Ky. He was secretary of the woodmen of the World and formerly employed by the Western 'lie and. Timber Company. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Allie MeGory of'tloxie; five sons, Jim and John R. Shivley, Jr., of Pocahontas, Mr. Shivley of Blythe- •ille, Charles shivley of Forrest City, and Witt Shivley of Mammoth Springs; four stepsons, Harry Chllds of Trumann, Lesler, Omer and N. II. Chllds of I'octihontas; a brother. Will Shivley of Kentucky; and three sisters. Mrs. W. S. Dismand and Mrs. Wesley Julian, both of Supply, and Mrs. George Carter of St. Ijouis. + * • Heart Attack is Fatal For Mrs. J. B. Boyett Funeral services for Mrs. Ixnilse Boyctt, wife of Jessie B. Boyett, \vci-c conducted at 4 p.m. today at the Cobb-Chapel by the Rev. P. H. Jernigan, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Boyetl. 23, died at her home nt 2026 West Sycamore, yesterday. She had a heart attack after the blrtli of her second child, Betsy Sue. The baby Is reported in good health. Survivors other than her husband and infant daughter, Include A son, James Boyett; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Sides of Bly- thfli the Senate Investigators have [ thenlle ami a sister, Mrs. Myrna been combing the files of his agen- j Wells of Blythcvilio, cy in tracking down the activities of former Army officer James V. Hunt, a key figure in the case. Maragon was questionel last week, it was learned, about whether he ever received any money from anyone for any work he ever did fn connection with the government, excluding a small amount he wns paid as an observer on a mission to Greece for the State Department. He said he had not. He testified that he once went to the War Assets Administration (WAA) office in New York with two men who wanted to buy surplus machinery for use abroad. He said also that they purchased $30,000 worth of machinery, and that they later became dissatisfied with the transac t ion and sold the in a - chtnery at n $10,000 loss. Says He Received No Fees In reply to questions. Maragon j ja B wore he never received a. cent In pay for his part in the picture. The pallbearers were to include Wilson Henry, David and Buford Cooley, Tom Bensley, Russell Music, and Robert Crosskno. Burial was at the Maple Grove Cemetery. * * * Former Tennesseeon Dies in Hospital Here Mrs. Maggie Olive Hart, 63, died today at Walls Hospital, where she had been a patient since Friday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but thp- burial probably will be at Jackson, Tenn.. tomorrow She hud lived hi Jackson most o: her life, until two years a(fo when she mos'ed to Caruthensville, Mo., to make-her home with a daughter Mrs. Rosa Bell McECce. Other survivors include son Maragon told the subcommittee that a newspaper columnist (Drew Pearson) -wrote that he (Maragon) was paid $50,000 for aiding the two men. '. Hart of Camp Gordon Ga., and two brothers, Ed anc Claude Raskins, both of Jackson X-4- TAKES TO THE AIR—This is the fust flight picture of the Northrop X-4 as it streaks across the California desert near Mnroc in a flight test. The X-4 will continue research in faster- than-sound speed. One of the smallest planes ever built [or the Air Force, it has only a 25-foot wingsi><m. The craft is pallorncrl after (lying wine bombers. Three Persons Injured n Automobile Accident Three persons receivort minor Injuries yesterday afternoon in an iiitomobite accident at the intersection ol - 10th and Chickasaivbn Streets. Injured were Poke Land rum. Betty Jo Brnnscom and Bottle Bolton. All received minor cuts and bruises. According to investigating officers a 1941 model Buick driven by Mr. Landrmn, collided with a Chrysler driven by the intersection. Pry or at Both cars were heavily damaged with the Pryor car receiving considerable tinmnge lo th« right, sirtt; and the Land rum car MI f feting front end damage. No arrests were made. MacKenzie Con tinned from Page 6 j-estrictims on American trade with Tito's trade officials huve negotiated a number of agree in en Us with Wi'slern European Countries. Natuii'Hy. this hnsn't pleased the Russians, The Soviet press has bla.stcd away with charges that Tito ha.s been flirting with the "capitalistic, imperialistic" Western world and abandoning principles of Marx- Starlings IJke CROWN POINT, Intl., — (/V, Every night Is July 4 here. Citizens have been shooting sky rockets, roman candles, firecrackers atttl guns, trying to chase cattering flocks of starlings out of trees. The result: 3 Arkantant to Atttnd Accountants' Meeting Thre« Arkan&ans will attend th« national meeting of the Society of Public Accountants at Indianapolis, Ind,, August 10. A. B. Ha)' of Blythevllle, who was elected president of the Arkansas Society, said today that he had resigned his posHlon because so much oj the society's work was done In LJtll* Rock that It took him away Irom his own work here, and there/ore, would not be one of the soc'Hy's delegates to the meeting. George P. Cox of Little Rock was elected to fill the remainder of Mr. Hall's term, and will be one of the society's delegates to the meeting. The others will be O, B. Courtney and Artls D. Huddleston, both ol Little RocX. affairs. Incidents have mounted all along the frontier. There have been shootings, on both sides. Anyone of them, if picked up as a major affair, might develop into a general shooting fray and generate a awr. Tito, thus far, has .steered clear of turning those incidents into war. His diplomatic aides have shunted Tito's pnv.s has blasted back. It j them into diplomatic channels hu.s retorted repeatedly that Rus- ,„>,:,„ >„..*;.,„ ^^ .t,- ; ., while protesting that the comin- nc\ ^..^^t'lhcyS 1 ,",^! E: £SrHf Hi a^ 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Poyen BapUst Church ,nc:\r Malvern, and burial will be at the Neiv Hope Cemetery ar poyen. Mrs. Piekten died yesterday nl the home of a daughter, Mrs- N. O, Gray, at Number Nine, with whom she had lived for the past few years. She had lived in this area about IB years, and her husband died here several years tigo. She had. been ill for six months. Survivors include her daughter, and a son, P. A. Fieldcn of Blythc- I'ille and two brothers, Vance and Horse he i Batchlor, both of Poyen. The Holt Funeral Home of Bly- thcville u? in charge of arrangements. in far in-paler volume than those of Yugoslavia. Through it ail, Tito hns professed | his allegiance to the of Com- i miinism. His chief complaint has ! ) been that. a. s it works now, Russia ' wants to run the show anri refuses other -communist countries "equal rights" in determining policy. j Put it down, perhaps, to the fact (hat r nto — lone among the Cornmu- ' n'us'L, Irarier.s of Eastern Europe — i won !ih own way to power. The rest of 'hens rode in on the backs • of the Red army. j Siirvivr-s Trying Months Now it looks a.= tho\tgh Tito can ; keep his le'.'S \md<r him so inr as Boat Dock Operators Quarrel; One is Killed HOPE, Ark.. July 31—(/P)—Two partners in a boat rental enterprise at Clear Lake near here fought It out yesterday with a gun knife and one was killed, the other wounded. Dead from gunshot wounds was James Alfred Ratltff, 59. In a hospital here suffering severe knife wounds Is Will Smith, 60. State policeman Travis Ward and Deputy Sheriff Allen Shlpp quoted ^mith as saying that "trouble over boats three weeks ago resulted In the fight." Smith said he acted fn self-defense when Ratllff attacket him with a knife. No charges have been filed. Belgians Honor British BRUSSELS (AP)-The firsl crossing of the Belgian frontier bj the British 21st Army Group, which liberate:) most of Belgium, Is commemorated by a monument at the spot, near Hertain, in southern Belgium. 'Hie monument was un veiled recently. Infant is Buried Rites for James Bruce trade « I t prrhnbly will Tenn. The Holt Funeral Home of Bly- Ihevllle Is in charge of completing the arrangements. that Yu'Wlav.s will have to keep I their bolt.s ii-ht, but they are a J ton*:]] r:\cr of experienced fi<r liters with ccMitu'ies of warfare for snr- i vivnl behind them, They are not ; Beavers. [ frk-hietied by tne outcries of any of j infant son of M:. and Mrs. James '. their irnrnrdmtf neighbors. " • I* Beaver. 1 ;, were conducted ypstor- j it's true ih;-t some of the people' lay at the l'.ol t Chapel by the Rev. | here do not like the adminiilration. :. C. Brown, pastor of the First . It'.s true, too. that some of (hem 3aptist Church, and burial \V:LS in i would like tc be on elo*e and friend- • Maragon testified that when that T f *• report got around he went to J. Ed- texarkana Executive gar Hoover, director of the FBI, I Dies in DCS Motnes end made a statement that he never had negotiated any business with TEXARKANA Aug l-u> r -A C any government department. SU !art, president of the Two States' Administration employ. Sli' »;f":^r-old utility cxccii- Pain Grindle. i Massachusetts h^H-ick " ^ * manufacturer, lias said lie l>aic! Hunt Fmicrnl v«l •;, , ,• ?1,000 for help in seeking a govern- ! sl , t " r " tn " se ""*s te.Uatwely are nient contract. He said Hunt claim- ' ?.& influence with government officials, including Iwo Army ninjor generals in procurement work who since have been .suspended. Hunt has denied that he ever attempted to sell inlHicnce. President, Mrs. Truman Back in Washington norrox afternoon. Stuart wns accompanied on the (rip by his .son-in-law. George B. Butler. Texas state insurance commissioner. Rtitart was reared in Forrest City. Ark., and nrcamc interested in j telephone operations here in 1009. f His 'vidow. one son and one dau- I ghter survive. i Mrs. Nora Mae Fielden both back in Washington. Mrs. Truman came by train from Independence, Mo., yesterday, ant) the pre-sident was at a suburban station to meet her. He cut short a weekend In Ihe Maryland mountains to meet her. "It's been a long time." lie told Funeral service.' for Mrs. Nora Mac Pirlden, 54, will rje conducted reporters al the .station, "and I'm anxious to have her home." A quick husbandly kis.^ and thC3 drove to the Blair House. ' he Memorial Pnrk Cemetery. The hild wiw dead at birth Saturday at lie Walls Hospital. Tlu parents aic he only survivors. iy rc:aUon.s with Rn.^ia. I But it is also true tint the Yugo- : ."^lav.s r^.^c-nr cieeply the inlon'cenc^ ^ o fthrir nei^hlx>rs in their internal Floyd Webb, M. D. Announces the Association of Jock Webb, M. D. in the practice of medicine and surgical diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat LYNCH BUILDING Blytheville, Arkansas Office Hours: 9 a.m. lo 5 p.m. Telephone: 2131 i Refractions by Appointment • INCOME | TA X PAY E R INCOME TAXPAYER "The Campus of Christian Purpose' FALL TERM OPENS SEPTEMBER 5-6 \\rile fur ('alalogue SOUTHERN BAPTIST COLLEGE Dr. H. K. Williams, President \Vnlnul Kitlge. Arkansas VETERANS!!!! Why waste your G. I. Bill benefits on something that will never be a real help to you? Use same to gel Uie best education oossible along lines that will etjui[> you for life. Southern offers a large Held of courses to choose from. V«u can Irani a tioien or more good vocations here sis well as get the general education yon need. Train for the ticld that you want to enter 115 well as raise your standard ol general education. TEACHERS!.'!! Southern has one ol the best education departments in the slate. Every teacher of such courses is highly trained and well experienced in their particular fields. All of the courses required tor the teachers certificates of Arkansas are offered, including practice teaching. Every course is fully approved for teacher certification in Arkansas and Missouri, as well as several other stales, HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES!!!! No college lias more lo oiler the high .school graduate who really wants an education. Southern otlers more courses than any other college In Arkansas in the junior college field. She also has a self help program thai is unexcelled. We have never had to nun away a dffcrving student yet tor lack of funds on Ins part. COURSES AND COSTS'.!!! You can attend college at Southern fourteen years without takiiiB Hie snmc course twice. Courses cover the entire general education field »a all liberal nils colleges. Southern also has a remarkably broad field for me minister. The vocational department ofTers Automotive Mechanics, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Radio nnd Television. Electric Wiring, Automotive Diesel, Automotive Body and Fender Work, Machine Shoi> Operation, Cleaning Shop Operation and Management, Wood Work- Ing ond Cabinet Craft, Printing and Linotype Operation, Pliotosrauhy «nd Oflset Printing. " Costs st Southern arc less than any college in Arkansas Fen ar* field to lowest posssible figure nt all times. Board Is on a cast basis and runs M low as $24.00 per school moiilh. Southern has 230 brick apart- mpnu tor married students that rent for fiom $13.00 to $3100 ner month with lights and water furnished. A STRANGE THING ABOUT INCOME TAX A Mrangc thing about iFUome MX is that some fousi ness entcrprises nuikin 15 BIG profits do noi \\-\\ c ro n.i\ it, Salaried people have their income tax taken right out of their paychecks in advance. Business men an»I farmers and doctors and everybody disc ha\cio escape alt or it m;i[or portion on the profits llicy m.ikc from operations. F^en some colleges iiiul (inivcrsilics own ami operate factories, stores, oflkc hurldings and \\liai-not for profit on which profits they pay little or no federal i [iconic MX. I his has been going on for years, 'loo long, in fact! It is estimated by tax experts thai fW: /J//-/-/OX DOLLARS in federal income taxes arc LOST {o the federal tre.tsury as a re MI It of exemptions and foopholcs permjuing these commercial enterprises 10 avoid al] or niosr of (heir income tax liability tor the \upport of our government. 'I hat same billion dollars is added c*cr\ \car onto the amount that the TCM oV us must pay to make up this difference, VO/'K* income taxes are higher because others do not have to p.iy Co-ops, alone, do an estimated 17 billion dollars worth of commercial business every year on which they are ante to ivou! the greater part of federal income taxes on a billion in profits. Other tax-exempt businessci are comparable. The Congress is out looking for four iu'Elions more in federal revenue. Plans arc made to load that extra burden onto present income taxpayers. Every taxpayer should F)nMsf\'D that the Congress TAX THE UNTAXED FIRST before increasing income taxes on the rest of us. Write—telephone—wire or se« your Congressman. Tell him to TAX THE UNTAXED FIRST. All BUSINESS SHOULD PAY INCOME TAXES ON THE SAME BASIS 'iourC.ongres.^min wanls to know how you feel about increase J income taxes at this time. 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