The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 14, 1953 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 14, 1953
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PAGE TWELVE (AKK..; UUUKliiK Justice Probers May Call Clark, Morse to Testify Influence Peddling Being Investigated; Mail File Awaited By IIARHV SNYDEH WASHINGTON ttt— Congresslon- •«1 Investigators pushed nlong today on new (raits of influence-peddling and Justice Department operations amid indications Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark and Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) eventually will testily. The developments: 1. A House Judiciary subcommittee awaited arrival of a (lie from Atty. Gen. McQranory on a mail fraud case which the Justice Department Junked In 10-10. 2. Aides of the House group and the Senate inveslfgatlozis committee Joined hands In closed door quesllonlng of a public relations man about what one member termro "an influence-peddling ring on the West Coast." J?ep. Kentliig (R-NY), tabbed to succeed Rep. Chelf (D-Ky) as chairman of the' House probers when they organize, told newsmen the witness Is Russell Duke of Portland, Ore., and San Francisco. He ssld Duke /need a day of questioning about his operations »nd relations with Morse, the Oregon senator who broke with the OOP during th» presidential race, »nd a Washington lawyer, Edward P. Morgan. It was Keating, loo, who sntd 11 If essential that Clark be questioned about the mail fraud case dismissal. Will Give Up rile VoGranery announced last nfght he will give the committee the file concerning the Indictment of Roy E. Crummer and 10 other Individuals .along with the R. E. Crummer Company and Hie Crummer Company by a federal grand Jury at Topeka, Kan., In August, 1944. Justice files showed that Crum' Kier and co - defendants were charged with scheming "to defraud bondholders of Citrus County, Fla., and the town of Panama City, na., and using the mails to execute their scheme.'-' The government said at'the time the Panama City refunding .cnse involved $1,' 000,000 and the Citrus County refunding case $1,511,000. A Circuit C6urt of Appeals, reversing a trial court's finding, held the indictment "was a good plead. Jus." s Then,' on June 10, 1946, the government had the charges dismissed. U. S. Atty. Eugene Davis, who helped prepare the case as an assistant prosecutor, snltl at Wichita last-night that "we were positive we had n good case against Crummer; we were chagrined at tlic order to dismiss." Tile government had charged that Crummer and his associates obtained some old bonds on which interest had been defaulted during the Florida boom collapse nnd re' funded them at a lower interest rale. - The bondholders got their principal and some Interest, the government said, but not the defaulted Interest. Crummer said a valuable service had been rendered the bondholders and only a small profit made. At the time the case wns dismissed, Davis sald> the action was taken "at the' direction of and on the authorization of the attorney, general after due consideration of the Department of Justice. Clark Heailcd Division Clark was head of the Criminal Division when the Indictment wns returned. He was attorney general when the case was dropped. Keating, who previously said the committee would like to question Clark about cases It aired last year, said: "This is another case on which I feel It will be essential for us to hear from Justice Clark." Neither Keating nor Sen. McCarthy (R-WIs), head of the Senate committee, would discuss details of the case concerning Duke. Keating reported that Duke was placed under subpoena In Chicago Monday and brought to the capitnl yesterday. Committee nldes seized some of Duke's records and correspondence in San Francisco. Keathing and McCarthy said Duke's name had been connected with that of the Oregon senator. Morse told reporters he Is willing to give the investigators nil his files relating to Duko. TRUMAN (Continued from Page 1) the same period the work-week has dropped from 45 to 40 hours, but the output of ench worker lias risen 80 per cent. Average annual income after taxes was 51,000 a per- ton in 1929 snd last year averaged $1,500, again measured in 1952 prices. Truman emphasized the protections against economic collapse which have been developed in thp. period—a "fairer" distribution of Income, social security, farm price supports, a "far more shock-proof system of batiks nnd securities exchanges," firmer wage rales due mainly to stronger unions, and "more enlightened business prac- .tlces" In pricing, marketing and collective bargaining. "And not the least of the stabilizing effects of these programs Is the Increasing confidence in the maintenance of prosperity which they Inspire," he said. However, such factors are not in themselves sufficient to safeguard the country from depression, Truman cautioned. The best protection is to keep the economy Commodity And Stock Markets— N«w York Cotton Open High Low 1:15 Mar 3255 3275 3247 3275 May 3300 3324 3209 3319 July 3330 3350 3335 3351 Oct 3300 3312 3363 3370 N.w York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Ueth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors ;.. Montgomery Ward N Y central Int Harvester ,...,, J O Penney Republic Steel Radio , Socony Vacuum Studcbaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears U S Steel ,,,,. Sou Pnc 159 3-4 01 1-2 43 1-8 55 03 111 7-8 60 1-4 65 7-8 63 1-8 24 1-8 3! 7-8 CO •10 1-8 21 7-8 38 1-4 <10 75 1-2 55 50 3-4 43 44 1-2 N«w Orieant Cotton O|in High lav 1:15 Mar , 3252 3272 32« 3270 May 3303 3321 3207 3321 July 3340 3350 3335 3355 Oct . .. -3355 3370 3355 3305 Soybeans Open High Low 1:15 Jon . .. 292 'A 295'/, 20151 205 Mch . .. 204 2S5K 292-5! 2M?« May . ,. 201 205',4 292 ^ 20514 July . .. 292M 29414 291% 29-114 Chicago Wheat Open High LOW 1:15 Mch . .. 229% 230% 229H 23(1 % May . .. 233 Vi 234 >k 33311 234 % Chicago Corn " Open f!f|;h LOW 1:15 Mch . .. lOl'l 102-S 10111 10254 May, . .. 164If, 105« 103'S 165% Livestock m07 cccyyxce XKIOSOacs 14 NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. wi — (USDA)—nogs 9,000: active- tarrows and gills 180 Ibs up 10 to 15 higher; lighter weights about steady: sows steady to strong' Imlfc choice 180-230 Ibs 18.85-19.15; several loads uniform mostly choice Nos. 1 and 3 under 225 Ibs 19.25; 2-10-270 Ibs mostly 18.10-65280-300 Ibs 17.35-00; 150-110 Ibs 17.25-18.16; 120-140 Ibs 15.00-16.f5- sows -100 Ibs down 10.00-50; heavier sows mostly 14.00-15.50. Cuttle 3,500, calves 1.000; few good offerings at 21.00-23.50 on shipper nccount about steady but otherwise very slow; heifers nnd mixed yearlings In moderate number also under pressure nnd slow; few deals near Mctuly »t Tuesday's decline but big puckers bidding unevenly lower; bulls 50 or more lower: utility nnd commercial 10.00-19.50. expanding, he said, not waiting until' sniull recessions start nnd then trying to reverse thorn. Urirlnj,' Hint social security.liciic- fits ue brought more nearly into line wllh the rinuntry'p improved slnnd/ird of 'living, the President asserted that such improvement would Imve economic us well as social benefits. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 196« FREEDOM CRUSADE STARTS — In Blytheville yesterday tor the start of "the 1053 fund campaign of the Crusade for Freedom, which aupporU Radio Free Europe, were (left to right) Mitchell Moore, chnlr- man for the Mississippi County campaign, Peter Jordan, member of the Polish Desk or Radio Free Europe, nnd John McLean, state chairman of Crusade for Freedom. Mr. Jordan spoke at the luncheon meeting of the Lions Club. Bodies May Remain in C~46 Wreckage Until Spring Thaws FISH HAVEN, Idaho Ml—Bodies of 40 persons who tiled In n C46 crash on n desolate mountain ridge near here mny not Ue removed from lhc!r frozen graves until spring, Col, 'Harry J. KleMng, executive officer nt Hill Air Force Bnse nonr Ogdcn, Utah, snlcl nn Army Identification lenm from Washington, D. C., wns due here today "to Enkc over the highly technical Job of Identity nnd removal," But Ktcllng snld due to conditions of the bodies ntfcl the heavy siioii f Uio reinovnl Job tuny have to be postponed until nfler spring tlmws. "fihere tiro bodies alt o v e r," Air Force dipt. E, W. Morris of Lock Ilnven, Pa;* who dlrculcil the POLES (Continued from I'nge U sln'a insistence ton. Tlie Impoiiniicu al flirfing the per,pie In these siilxlucd East European countries In their passive resistance to Russian domination nnd in fighting Russian propaganda with truth was hulicalcd by Mr. Jordan, as he pointed out the importance that has been -pj.Hccd on lilts area by former woiild^KTcouqiieroi's, Included Na- noleoirahil Hitler. The ni-ea Is of the utmost itnport- nnce .strniegiailly, he said, nnd ttie propaganda belni^ dissctnlimt- ert by Russia, ami directed mainly to the youiiR people, must lie con- tr;\dicErtl effectively with Irutli I from the free nations. 217 W. Main Blytheville, Ark. first search party to reach the wreckage, said. "An nnn. a leg, a piece here and a piece there. You would have to dig all the snow off the mountainside to get the bodies out." The search party reached the grim scene yesterday. The big Army transport smashed Into the mountain last Wednesday. With the Courts The following divorce decrees have been filed: Krnily Wnllln and Earl Wailin, Betty Wood and Oliver Harold Wood. Ixmnle P. Hill and Virginia May Hill, Floyd Fieldcn and Helen Fielden, Dlnncho Brnnsciim and Marvin Branscum. Ora Jane Osman and Donald . Osmnn, Gernldine Jones nnd Monroe Jones, Helen Hall and Jimml Hnll, Eddie McGhec and Woodrow McGhee. Dcllal Lancaster and C. O. Lancaster. Willie Moore and Mary Frances Moore. Move Over, Pete; You've | Convinced Us U O. (Pete) Thompson, better known to longtime Blylhevllle residents as rete the Plumber, is leading the life of Rlley. Pete retired from Ills plumbing business last year and went up to the Triple T Ranch on Eleven Point River near Alton, Mo. In a recent letter, In which he griped that his Courier News wasn't coming (he'd neglected to pay Ills bill), Pete says he feels "sorry for you poor working people who have to stay and print the scandle sheet." The benefits of country life, according to Pete, consist of such things as "a good old country breakfast of country ham, eggs, red bottom gravy, hot biscuits, fried potatoes, sauerkraut and coffee. "And right now," he continues, "I'm sitting here by the fireplace writing this letter while the 'Old Lady 1 is baking a big coon with sweet 'taters for dinner. "So I guess I'll make It If only I had someone to put. wood on the fireplace." If that's a help-wanted plea, Pete better put some, more plates on the table . . . hungry Courier News staffers would tote that wood. If they didn't have to eat saurkraut for breakfast. Oh yes. Pete' sent along a check to renew his subscription. IKE (Continued from Page 1) net and other lop officials for T/ 2 hours yesterday and then announced these new appointments: 1. T. Coleman Andrews of Richmond, Va.—described as an Independent Democrat who supported Elsenhower for the presidency—as commissioner of the Internal Revenue Bureau. 2. Charles R. Hook Jr. of Cleveland, vice president of the Chesapeake arid Ohio Railroad, as deputy postmaster general. Hook fs a Republican. 3. Elucrt Parr Tuttle of Atlanta, On., an attorney ami Republican state chairman, to serve as general counsel of the Treasury Department. More than 20 Schools in State Closed by Influenza Epidemic . By Ttie AKocfated Press More than 20 Arkansas schools remained closed today as the result of an outbreak of Influenza. Dr. A. M. Washburn, head of the Communicable Disease Division of the State Health Department, said last night that incomplete reports Indicated at least 4,100 persons were 111 with the disease. "It doesn't do too much good to close the schools," Dr. Washburn said, "the contact already has been made." The Qreene County Tech School District schools were closed yesterday when a survey showed some 800 pupils were absent from an enrollment of 2,000 students. The district includes eight schools. Schools at Late, Greene County, also were closed. Pocahontas' three city schools were closed until Monday when 280 students and six teachers were absent yesterday. Seven Randolph County schools are closed, one Woodruff County school was reported closed Monday, and several Washington County schools were Obituary Branscum Rites Set for Friday Services for Mrs. Alice Branscum, 74, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Cobb Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. T. J. Richardson with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, steele. Mo. Mrs. Branscum died today In Hermondale. Mo. She was a native of Mountain View, Ark. Survivors Include her husband, Bert Branscum, Hermondale; three sons, Clarence. Hermondale. Shelton, Blytheville, and Milh's Branscum, Detroit. Five, daughters, Mrs. Ellie Pair Holman, Mrs.-Addle Leonard, Mrs. Virgie Dupont and Mrs. Bethel Gamble, al| of Detroit, and Mrs. Dllllc Wece. Thompsonville. HL Four brothers. Bill Oliver. Mountain View, Van, Little Rock, and Wilburn Sutterfleid, St. Louis; Two sisters, Mrs. Dora Copeland, Mountain View, and Mrs. Holly Richardson of California. closed yesterday. Supt. Wayne White said six teachers and more than 200 students have been reported 111 at Slloatn Springs, resulting In a shutdown of all facilities. At Little Rock, Or. J. A. Harold school physician, said that al though absenteeism fs rising In the capital city schools, dismissing classes has not been considered. Legion Plans Fifth District Meet at Earle A Fifth District meeting of the American Legion will be held at Earle Jan. 25 with Dr. Garland Murphy, state commander, as principal speaker, it was announced last night at a meeting of Dud Cason Post here. Reports on the mid-winter Legion conference in Little Hock last weekend were heard last night and It was announced that Floyd' A. While of the Blythcvllle post had been appointed to the Legion's state policy committee. Mr. White's appointment brought the total of state officers in the Blytheville post to three. II. G. Partlow Is sen-ing as-state Judge advocate and E. A.'Rice Is an executive committceman for the Fifth District. Pest Commander A. S. Harrison said the' Legion and the Red Cross were seeking more women donors for the visit of the Bloodmobile at the Legion Hut here Tuesday. He also announced that $61.13 had been collected for the March of Dimes by Boy Scouts at Monday night's wrestling match. During the polio drive, the Scouts will take up a collection at wrestling matches. he said. The post's membership drive is scheduled to end Feb. 15, Mr. Harrison. Membership now stands at about 650. i WORLD'S URGBTSLUR AT 1DC SAVE MORE-BOY 100 TABLETS.43C 3 Burglaries InS. Missco Said Solved The Sheriff's office announced ' today that three burglaries committed Jn South Mississippi County have been cleared up. One man being held In Memphis and one at West Memphis have admitted robberies at Morgan's Store and Pecan Point last fall and a Yellvlngton Store robbery two years ago, Sheriff William Bcrryman said. Officers had been looking for a car seen In connection with the Morgan Store robbery, the Sheriff said. It had been reported In the Hughes and West Memphis area, During a routine speed check at West Memphis Saturday night, »he car was spotted, and police discovered among tools In the vehicle a jack handle which matched a jack found at the scene of the burglary. The sheriff Identified the two men as John Eddie Grayer, In ]ail at West Memphis, and Willie Roy Smith, being held in Memphis. Both are. Negroes, he said. A third ' Negro, Rommle Plckens, was Implicated and held In Memphis. He denied the accusations, however, and was released for lack of evidence. The men are accused of taking $325 from Morgan's Store, 5400 from the Yelvlngion Store and post office. Sheriff said these arrests clear up investigation of all three robberies. Bake Sale to Be Held The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a bake sale at Arkansas- Missouri Power Co. Saturday beKin- ning at 0 a.m., it was announced today. Tuesday Gosnell Parent-Teachers Asso%h, elation has 7:30 p.m. meeting atr school with Miss Minnie Foster in charge of the program. Doctors Often Prescribe This One Active Ingredient TO RELIEVE PAIN OF RHEUMATISM Fa3t-actinK C-7223 contains sodium saJ- icylate to speed welcome comfort. Thousands use itwhencverrhcumatic.artliritic or muscular pain "acts up" I Price offirst battle back if not satisfied. Gtt C-2223, Men! ONLY ONE MORE WEEK TO CASH IN Hart Schaffner and Marx Clothing Drastically Reduced! Slove NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES Stock Your Wardrobe At Tremendous Savings!

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