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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 10, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT Ferguson Likely To Head Powerful Military Committee BLYTHKVILLJB (ARK.) COUK1EH NEWg By JOB HALL WASHINGTON Ifi — Sen. Feigu •on (R-Mich) Is likely to nend the powerful Senate military approprl atlons subcommittee In the 1953 oesjlon, H was learned reliably tod»y. . This subcommittee will handle •pending requests of more than 46 billion dollars for the armed services In the fiscal year which begins next July 1, inor« thsn half the proposed budget. Ferguson criticized President Truman's 19. billion dollar budget and said the government should b* able to ltv« within Us Income to U« new fiscal year. This would incan a 10 billion dollar cut in the spending asked by Truman. The Michigan senator jingled Hershey Calls For Tougher Deferments AUSTIN, T«. (ff) — Maj. Oen. Ltwl* B. Bershey ha» served warning to college ttudenU 'that selective Mrvlce muat "toughen up" on dratt determent*. But -th« general In interviews here j«st*rd»y, and a speech at the UniTtrsity of Te*a»,1*151 night wild *!>• needed tightening up wai not up to him. The PreHdent, Congress and local draft boards must do It h« Mid. ,Hershey, here on «n official Ti»it to the ttate selective service headquarter!, apparently felt It wu about time for« action. "Our manpower pool li shrinking," h» said. "Wo have used up two-thirds of it in two years. We will i need changes In the next six ; months to a year, but the chnngcs .will .undoubtedly be gradual." Hershey issured college students •he did not favor getting tough with Just, them. He said h« favored being tougher »o an deferment classes. Changes for students he said he favored Included raising the minimum examination grade, from 10 to 15 making deferment ,the exception rather than the rule for graduate atudents, and making It rarer for lor undergraduates the further they Were from graduation. SHIP • (Continued from Page 1) In Southern Japan. Tlie Navy said -there had been no reports ol casualties. ^The Navy said the transport Crelghton Victory sldeswtperi the transport Jumper Hitch nnj Ihnt the collision opened a six-foot hole in the Jumper Hitch's bow. It snld the Creighton Victory — C n route from Seattle to Pusan—continued on It* voyage. The number of troops nbonrd the ships was not disclosed. Bolli ships are In the. lians-Pncifie operations of the. Military Sen Transport Service. .Earlier In the week several freighters sent out distress culls from the Cenlrnl and Western Pacific, but apparently weathered the storms. NOTICE ; OF PROPOSED BUDGET OF EXPENDITURES TOGETHER WITH TAX LEVY FOR FISCAL • YEAR BEGINNING .JULY 1, 1954, TO AND IN'CIUDING JUNE », 19SS The Board of Directors of Gosnell School District No. S of Mississippi County. Arkansas, In compliance with the requirements of Act *03 of 1951 and of Amendment No. 40 to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, has prepared, approved, and hereby makes public the proposed budget of expenditures together with the tax rate, 'as follows: General Control . . * 2.300,00 Instruction . 46^00.00 Operation of School Buildings 7,000.00 Maintenance of School Plant and Equipment 2,000.00 Auxiliary Agencies (Including transportation) . .. 8,000.00 Fixed Charges l.COO.OO Capital Outlay 5.520.00 Debt Service 3,000.00 To provide for the. foregoing proposed budget of expenditures, the Board of Directors proposes a. tax levy of 40 mills, divided as follows: Twenty-three mills nre for tho operation of the schools; 12 mills are a continuing tax previously voted for bonds now outstanding: and 5 mills will be a continuing building fund lax for a proposed bond Issue of $10.000. which will rim approximately 10 years, to be Issued for the purpose of constructine and equipping a new school building, and said building fund tax will constitute a continuing annual levy until the principal and Interest of the proposed bonds are paid In full, with the provision that the surplus revenues from the building fund mlllage may be used for other school purposes.. GIVEN this 8th day of January. 1053. BOARD OP DIRECTORS, O^rELL SCHOOL 1 ' - -OT -O. S OF :. . f'U .Y. By C. A. Moody, President And Q. H. Ledbetter. Secretary Main breeds of beef cattle in the United States are Hereford, Shorthorn «od Ab«rd««a out military spending gi one area where sharp reductions could be mode. Ferguson has led moves In recent sessions to cut down appro- prlallons mid place various hobbies on spending by Ihe executive departments. Tho appropriations subcommittee chairman will not be chosen formally until tho full committee Is organized, probably next week. Sen. Bridges (R-NH), chairman of tho appropriations committee, reportedly .will head the subcommittee which controls the money for Ihe State, Justice and Commerce Departments. Tlie subcommittees conduct all hearings for the departments under their Jurisdiction. Then each subcommittee marks up and submits to tha full committee n draft of a bill carrying the funds fop these departments, often approved by Ihe full group with little br no change. Other likely subcommittee chairmen -include: Sen. Cordon (R-Ore) — Tlie interior subcommitlco which handles Western reclamation projects. Sen. Saltonstall (R-Mnss)—The Independent offices subcommittee which handles such blg'agencles as the Veterans Administration and Atomic Energy Committee. Sen. Young (R-ND) — The ngrl- culture subcommittee which handles funds for ali of the farm programs. . Sen. Knowland (li-Callf) — The civil functions subcommittee which handles money for rivers and harbors and flood control projects. WAR (Continued from Page 1) see the smoke and flashes from bombs bursting," snld Col. Victory B. Wnrford of chlcknsnw, Okla., one of the wing commanders In the raid. Tlie Communists funnel the bulk of their wnr supplies Into North K6ren from Mnncliurln on the route through Sinnnju to Pyongyang, Korea Communist capital. * B-20s unloaded 11 tons of bombs on four targets in a 10-mile tirea outside Sinnnju Friday night. They hit nntt-nlrcrnft 'guns, n rail bridge and rail yard at Yollgmi nnd another mil yard nt Mnejung.' Ground fire against Ihe bombers wns reported light to Intcaic. but the night ralrt wns not Interrupted by MIOs. . . . There still was no official report on the Investigation Into the slvnf- Ing and bombing of nn American command post behind the Western Front lines Thursday. An undisclosed number of soldiers were killed or wounded In the nltnck by a plane or picnics — possibly Allied — which hnve not been identified officially. On • the ground, ncllon slowed across the 155-mile bnttle front ns temperatures climbed nnd Infantrymen bnsked in the. warmest weather In weeks. The mercury climbed to nearly 50 rte«rees thirlns the dny niter dipping to 3.1 degrees last nl^ht. The Eighth Army reported scattered Communist probes lust night nnd early Saturday. It sold nil Red thrusts were beaten off In short scraps. Scnltercd clouds nnd grny overcast covered much ot North Korea this inoi nlng, limiting opcrntlons of Fifth Air Force planes to weather reconnaissance. The Fifth Air Force weekly summary reported flint three Allied plnnes were shot down by Red ground gunners during the Inst seven days. No plnnes were lost in nir combat. Allic;' Sabre Jet pilots shot down two MiQs nnd (Inmngccl nine In (he week, Ihe Fifth Air Force snid. Wire tapping Is illegal In the United Sinlns under the Federal Communications Act of 1934. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. SATURDAY "Rhythm of The Rio Grande' Tex Rittcr SAT. ONVL SHOW "COUNTRY FAIR" Eddie Foy, Jr. & .Tune Clyde SUN.-iMON.-TUKS. "STORY OF ROBIN HOOD" Uicltnrrl ToiM Joan Rice — PLUS — Wall Disney Feahire "WATERBIRDS" despite the fact that aU he wore beneath the suit was a pair erf socks. General's Daughter Gets Life For Fatal Stabbing of Husband By WILLIAM C. IIAKN'ARU TOKYO OR—An Army court today convicted Dorothy Krucger Smith, ft famous general's daughter, of stubbing her colonel husband to death with a foot-long hunting knife. The court sentenced her lo life In prison at hard labor. Mrs. Smith, 40, attractive mother of two teenagers, was convicted of premeditated murder In slabbing Col. Aubrey . Smllh, 45, of Boonyllle, Mo., as he slept In their Tokyo quarters midnight Oct. 3. A nine-member court-martial board readied Its verdict In 04 minutes of deliberation. It took slightly more llinn 30 minutes to fix the sentence. '• The head of the court, white- haired ,MuJ. Clcn. Joseph P. Sullivan of San Francisco, wept as he rend the sentence in a choked, barely audible voice. Mrs. Smith, dauhtcr bt retired Oen. Waller Kniegcr who commanded, tho Sixth Army In -Hie Pacific war, showed only one sign of emotion—n slight quiver of her lower lip. On previous dixys ol the trial, HID iillrnellvc Mrs. Smith repeatedly broke down and sobbed. The case will bo reviewed by military authorities here find In Washington. Hopes fi>r Reversal A defense attorney, Li. Col, Howard S. Lcvie of New Yqrk City, said he wns "very hopeful" Hie verdict \votlltl he reversed; A prosecuting olflcer said Mrs. Smllh would be sent to the United Slates fn nhout two weeks nnd confined In a federal prison. Until then, she will be lielil In n prison wnrd of nil Army hospital here. The prosecution presented 15 witnesses and the defense six. .The Smith's Jupnnese mnid, Bill-' geko TnnI, 28, who snld she was "lone In the Washington .Heights home with the couple the night of the stubbing, testified that the colonel told her Mrs. Smith h:ul .•stubbed him. The maid also quoted Mrs. Smith ns saying, "I'm so glad I did It." ,/.A/neighbor, LI. Col. Joseph Har- <Uh'j-snlrt Mrs. Smith blurted out: "Top bad I didn't gel him in the heart;" . Two Army nurses testified that Mrs. Smith snlrt she stabbed her husbnnd ns he slept. Not once In the .six-day trial did Ihe defense contest the clmrge of premeditated murder. It bnsed Its case on n contention that she was temporarily insnne, because of nil overdose of drugs, and that, she* was gripped by an, "Irresistible Impulse." The Army's top psychiatrist, Brig. Gen. Rnwlcy' B. Chambers, wns flown by the Army from Washington to testify In Mrs. Smith's behalf. For four years he hart been her personal physician In Sun Antonio, Tex. He snid'she wns nrtdlcled lo alcohol and sedatives. EW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Cumnumily Onler" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. I'iioiic ftS SATURDAY 'South Pacific Trails" Rex Allen SAT. OWL SHOW ' "One Night In The Tropics" Abbott X- Costcllo' SUNDAY-MONDAY "RJDE THE MAN DOWN" Rod Cameron Ella Raines TUESDAY "LAST TRAIN FROM BOMBAY" .Ton Hall — Christine Larson Chnmbers lold of what he called "explosive episodes" In San Antonio. He said they took place nfter Mrs. Sinllh had Indulged In overdoses of sedatives Chambers said Mrs. Smith once knocked down the wife of an officer at a club, Ihen jumped over a second-slory bannister, nesult: a broken kneecap. Many times, he said, she slashed her wrists and elbows and threatened to shoot herself. Once, he said, she threw an ashtray at lief son, who wiis trying to help her. He snld he wns certain that Mrs. Smith was temporarily In- snne and in tho grip of nn irresistible Impulse at the moment' Smith was stabbed. •. Ncnr the close of testimony, Mrs. Smith shouted "stop!" nnd broke Into tears when Col. W. H, H. Jones, prosecution attorney, said: "I defy you to produce one expression of regret from this woman for, the crime she has committed." Mrs. Smith did not testify. TRUMAN (Continued from Page 1) will mnke their recommendation to Atty. Gen. McGranery and ho In turn will give his to the President. The official described the petition ns quite lengthy but said he didn't yet know on what arguments It wns based. Rosenberg, 34, and his wife Ethel, 3G, were convicted Murch 29, 1951 of conspiring to turn America's atom bomb secrets over to Russia. In denying judicial clemency Inst week, Judge Kaufman . culled their crime worse thnn murder. ' The Rosenbergs hnve maintained they are innocent. The i argument used ' unsuccessfully by tile defense In court np- pcnls.had three main-points: (1) That the pre-trial publicity wns prejudicial to the Accused, <2) that the government used "perjured" testimony nnd (3) Ihnt the information the Rosenbergs allegedly passed to the Russians wns "public knovylcdgc and not secret." If President Truman does not act before he goes out of office Jnn. 20 the life-or-denth question for the Rosenbergs will be up to President-elect Elsenhower nnrt his nt- lorney general, Herbert Brownell. An administration official in position to know how sucli things are handled (old a reporter It is n rn"e thing (or Trumnn to lake a personal hand, beyond the mere i...•• mnl acceptance^ of recommenda- lions from subordinates in clemency cnscs. ' 4-H (Continued from Page 1) project competition. Awards of $25 and a certificate were presented to the Yarbro Senior Club for being the county champion club. Tlie awards were presented to 'Elizabeth Brlster. president of the club, by D. B. wlniber- ly, rural consultant for Arkansas- Missouri Power Co., which gave the prizes. The annual awards banquet Is sponsored by the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, which last night presented prizes to first, second and third place winners in county pro feet competitions. These awards Included jackets, desk sets, scarves, scissors, clothes brushes, tie clasps, pocket knives, billfolds and medals. These awards were presented by William H. Wyatt, Farm Bureau vice president. •Other Special awards Included a cooking set given Bobby Jean Williams of Lost Cane, by Foley Manufacturing Co, and a cooking set presented Linda Bunch of Yarbro by the Calumet Baking Co. Principal speaker last night was Jack Duclos of Osceola, who spent four months In Italy this summer as n farm exchange student. Other talks were presented by Jim Taylor of Leachvllle, who told of the trip to the National 4-H Congress at Chicago he won as state winner in crops, cotton and personality; Laura Alice Hemby, district winner In better methods ejectiic project, who told of the trip she won to Little Rock and Hot Springs; Pepper Harris, county champion boy who told of the State 4-H Congress he attended in Little Rock; and Linda Bunch, who spoke on the leadership csunp she attended at Mt Petit Jean. Jo Alicfe McGuire, 1052 county council president, presided at lasl night's meeting. Sudie Abbott of Yarbro led the singing and the benediction was sung by Steve Mc- Gulre. EISENHOWER (OonUnntd tram fit* 1) /ou should retire more In the ackgromid and come out with •our heavy artillery more when you are needed in a crisis—but ettlng somebody else carry on the day-by-day 'battling?' "And he looked at me and said: Not at all. My opportunity for my greatest service to my country till lies ahead." Then Elsenhower turned to Dewey and said: "And that same thought In my mind certainly applies to you, Gov. Dewey." "Won't Run Asaln" Dewey has said he does nol In- end to run for the presidency again. He also has said he will not seek another term as governor. Shortly after tha Nov. 4 elec- Ion, Elsenhower and Dewey con- erred at Augusta, Ga. After the Cession, Eisenhower issued a statement saying that Dewey's insistence on serving out his term as governor precluded, at that ime, his accepting a post In the new federal administration. The statement Indicated that Eisenhower was hopeful then that ivry later on would be available for a post. And the general said Dewey had promised to accept temporary emergency assign- nents' In the meantime, If the occasion should arise. Eisenhower's predlclion last ntght that, Dewey's greatest ser- ce to his country lies ahead was made against a background of new dissatisfaction on the part of some Republican senators about .he way the incoming admlnlstra lion Is handling Job patronage. The patronage assignment is being Handled by Herbert Brownell Jr., long a Dewey lieutenant, who will be attorney general in the new administration. Sen. Robert A. Tatt, who was Eisenhower's.,chief rival for the 3OP presidential nomination, has made no secret of his displeasure about the Eisenhower patronage set-up. He and other key GOP senators already have protested to ;he President-elect that job as- ilgnments were not-being checked In advance., through customary senatorial channels. After * conference with Eisenhower last week, Taft said a general . understanding hart been reached that:'.senators would be consulted in the future. But fresh trouble cropped up yesterday.: Sen. William Knowlanc of California, chairman of the Senate GOP Policy Committee, said fn Washington there still was some misunderstanding regarding the handling of patronage. * As a result, Knowiand, Taft and Sen. Eugene D. Millikin of Colorado will conler with Eisenhower Monday to try to iron out the situation. KILLER (Continued from Page 1) the funeral nnd ninny contributed to ils cost. Mary's father, Everett Wolfe did not nrrive in time from Detroii for. the funeral. Mary's sister, Joyce, 1 and two brothers live with foster parents at Lorain, O. Wolfe is widowed. Head wns arrested alter officers at Snlinn reported seeing the fugi live heading for Concordia. He wns lying on a bed fully clothed when Concorciin officers entered th room nnd did not resist arrest. Th.e search for Head covered the whole midwest. He wns once be lieved to have been seen at Gurdon Ark., nnd Inler visited a sister a Centrnlin, III. She told police Head said he wns "heading for Wyoming to herd sheep." TOO« FRIENDtY THEATRE "Entertainment at its Best" SUNDAY & MONDAY (Vnfir.uous Showing from 2 p.m. Sunday Oui.' -^ ...IK, ..JACK ROSE ... MELVILLE SHAVELSON DAVID BUTLER (fflB) SATURDAY,,JAN. lo, 196J Interrogation by Chinese Reds Described Here by Missionary Thirty-seven nightmarish days of Chinese Communist "Interrogation" were unfolded for members of Bly- thevJlle's notary Club yesterday by the Rev. John J. McGehee, former missionary to China. Questioning usually began, he said, around midnight, sometimes before, and lasted until dawn. [ He explained that he and several co-workers were accused of being factors In an organized spy ring. The charges, the Rev. Mr. McG«- hee stated, were "ridiculous." One of the party broke under the ordeal of questioning and confessed to numerous charges, of which Jamaica Crowd Greets Churchill MONTEOO BAY, Jamaici(/p) — Prime Minister Churchill today began a two-week holiday on this sunny Caribbean Island to rest after his historic talks with President- elect Eisenhower and i President Truman. . The 18-year-old British leader arrived late yesterday in President .Truman's plane, "Independence," after an uneventful flight Irom Washington. He plans to return to New York Jan. 22 en route home to London. Some 10,000 persons on hand to greet Churchill gave him three rousing cheers as he stepped from the big presidential plane. Some wept as the beaming Prime Minister, apparently fresh and in good spirits, waggled his' fingers in hli famous "V" for victory sign. Historic Newspaper EDMONTON. Canada tfP) — Hans Renner has a copy of the Berlin News dated March 23, 1813. It contains a message signed by King Frederick Wllhelm -IV asking' the people of. Berlin to rise against Napoleon. MOX Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun 1:00 Always a Double Feature SATURDAY TWO FEATURES — PLUS — "FRONTIER OF '49" Wild Bill Elliott 2 CARTOONS Kit Carson Serial SAT. LATE SHOW Starts 11:30 "DRACULA'S DAUGHTER" Horror Show, With I'lenly of Scare for Everyone Also Cartoon Roar of (he Iron SUNDAY-MONDAY Double Feature J/VILD STALIION k KDHDblkM 'Ktllll — PLUS — M*RAE- ,wa V'WjSj Knn sftiM Cartoon and Shorts he was actually Innocent. Possibly the Red» 'own corruption saved Rev. Mr. McGehee. Me said that after being vnei- plalnedly transferred from the political police cell to a prison, he aaw one of his Interrogators in & nearbv ceU. Me latflr found out that the pollc« group had been found guilty of graft and a purge had Jailed mc«fc >f them and caused the deaths of four. The Rev. Mr. McGehee was a non-denominational missionary in China, having been there under Chiang Kal Shek, whom he descrllata ed as heading a government whlgf "certainly was anything but honest." Under Chiang's government, he pointed . out. the rich grew richer (apparently on American aid pro- gramc) »nd the poor grew even poorer. There/ore, he said, the nation waj •Jpe /or Communism, or Ju»t about anything else. The Rev. Mr. McGehee was in(reduced by Rotarian J. W. Adams. Guests at yesterday's meeting Included R. C. Bryan and Lloyd Godley, both of Osceola, and Jan Hayder. Junior Rotarian for January. Coal Stove Blaze Damages House Here Fire destroyed much 'of the Interior of the residence of Marvin Scales at 818 Henderson Street yesterday. Two front rooms of the thiee- room house were heavily damaged when an overheated coal heating stove set fire to the wall, Fire Chief Roy Head'=.reported. CRASH (Continued from Page 1) :xact cause of the crash. There ./ere indications that the pilot, Lt. Chester Kincie of Ponca City, Okla., tried to "bring in" the crippled nir giant. He clenretl Parkersburg. a heavily populated section of the suburb, before the plane plummeted into the mud. Lt. Col. Colin C. Hamilton, who landed the other bomber, said he first thought his plane was struck by lightning, when the ill-fated B50 collided with it. He said his plane gave a "violent shudder." His -tail gunner reported that part of the rear assembly was missing and the crew decided they hart been struck by, another plane BUDGET (Continued from Page 1) early part of the hearings will b« devoted principally to the general picture rather than to details." Taber said he has no plans to meet witii Joseph Dodge, Eisenhower's selection as budget director, but will be available for discussions if invited. Dodge has disclosed plans to confer with new Cabinet heads . on their -budaft needs. <^3^ Reports already have reached Capitol Hill that John Foster Dulles, secretary of state-designate, has put out word that tha original State Department budget prepared by the Truman administration could, be cut sharply. The House Appropriations Committee will operate through 2 subcommittees, each headed by & Republican and each handling the budget of separate federal a<*en- cies. These departmental bu-dgel.t combine to account for the total o! $72,600,000,000 In new appropriations requested by President .Truman for the coming fiscal year. The committee operates on the appropriations bills only and not on the government's spending budget which conies from money already provided. Taber anct other top Republicans are : delerriiined to ' prevent any heavy deficit and at .the same time provide some, tux relief, even though slight, for. Individuals. ' To accomplish that their current goal Is a cut of 10 billion dollars in new appropriations so spending in the fiscal year '\vould balance with estimated tax revenue. • POWERS when the going gets tough ! NEW FORD TRACTOR The reserve of power you want when the going suddenly gets tougher is here in this new Ford Tractor. Just take a look at its new Ford "Red Tiger" engine and you'H see why. You'll see a new overhead valve engine, with big bore and short jtroke that cuts the travel of each piston approximately S miles in a working day, reducing friction and helping to make possible greater power with new economy, of gas and oil You'll ae« an engine with big, rotating exhaust valves, new lightning-fast governor and dozens of other example* of advanced engineering. Ignition it completely weatherproofed. All oii w normally filtered every time around. The whole engine is extra strong, wrtra rigid as well a* extra powerful The more you know about tractor cngtnM, «M bigger kick you'll get out ol looking over th» on* in the new Ford Tractor. The more you know aboot tractors, the better you'll realim that h*r« fe tfa* most modern tractor on today 1 ! market. Coo* tot today . , . too* it omri Snow Tractor Co. 112 No. Fr«aklw

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