The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 10, 1949 · Page 9
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May 10, 1949

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1949 BLHUEVTLLE (AKKJ COURIER NEWS FACT If mi FBI Uses Negro To Spy on Reds Another Witness Tells of Joining ^Communist Party NEW YORK, May 10, or;—Another surpri.se FBI witness stepped out of ConmumLst ranks to testify ye.slorriay In federal court agaitist 11 lop lc'adrr.1 o( the party. Ho was William Cumminps, -A Toledo, O-. Nojji'o who works for the KtoctrJr Aulo-LHo Co. there. Cum- miny.s .said he joined the Communist Party In 1943 after talking wilh a special agent of the FBI. The wituc.ss said lie Is cluiiniKui of the Communist Patty Shop Club at Electric Atifo-LiU? and chairman of Die Fair Puu'tice.s Cominiltoc of his plant union, the? CIO Auto Woikc'.s. He was the government's lit! witness and the sixth one planted in Communist ranks by the FBI. Cummin^ tcok the stand aftei another FBI undercover man, Tho- mn.s A. Yo m i glove of Si. Louis, Mo. wns excused. The defense wound up ils cros." exuinination of Youn glove by try- hip to cast doubt on his te.sihnou> as the trial entered it.s 17th week. At one point. Defense Attorne Harry Sacher implied that a mai from whom Younglovc said he re '•civcd a mimeographed report of n t . c ,soiiri Communist convention wa. .. military service overseas at th time. Objections by I ho prusecutioi l>i evented introduction of an ex hthlt mi the military record of th man, Nathan Oser of St. Louif= Youngslove finally said he did no know when O.scr was in the antic Truman Asks Powers on Reorganization WASHINGTON. May 10. tin — President 'IVutnnn ycstrrriny urpocl Cont;rc.s.s to act speedily on A bill jtivinp him power to reorganize tile xtriilive branches of the govein- icnt. In a special message sent lo the louse and Senate, Mr. Truman aid the legislation should be en- ctcd wx>n If :iny reorganisation iroposals are to bo submitted to his .srsMoii o[ Conui'ess. Mr. Tnunan called altonllon to IP fart Dial thp bill rniHlrrs th.it uw reor?;nm.ation plan he -sub- nits nni^-t lie before Congress 00 day.s '.vith'.nii txnng disapproved >)y lie House or Scimtc to become cf- ferlivi' His )nr.s.s;if!C said: I "Berau.T ot this 60-rtay wnltliiK | poriocl the bill should be enacted soon if any reorganization plcins are to be .submitted lo the present session of con:>rps.s. The House already lins passed the measure Divine; the Prosi<lent power to undertake reorganization of the executive branch. It Is now awaiting senate net ion. If picked up. horned toads may puff themselves out, or deflate themselves services. Lusi week the informant testified that he had ben taught in Communist da.ws the necessity of violent revolution to set up a worfcr's dictatorship. "Die 11 defendants, members of the conlrollr-.it; group In tlic American Communist Party ,nrr? chni'Borl with conspiracy to advocate the overthrow of the government by violence. 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