The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 13, 1951 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 13, 1951
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PAGE SIX BI/TTHEVrLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEP U.S. Breaks Pacific Red Money Ring Dollars Went To Purchase War Material HONOLULU. Sept. 13. (AP* — American postal authorities have smashed a fantastic black market money ring that diverted $32,000.000 in American dollars lo Commurmt China for I lie inirchase of wnr scarce materials. federal Postal Inspector R. Frank Ogtien of Honolulu worked undercover Tor cishfc months In the Orient to expose the complicated financial operation. A veteran of 24 years In the postal service, he trapped a counterfeiting gang in Manila by ordering 500 fake money orders, Ogden said the money juggling scheme was the largest in post office history. Ttie ring worked with U.S. postal money orders, federal checks and military payment certificates, The money orders were altered upwards, nnd later counterfeited. SIR natures on treasury checks and certificates were forced. Agents Bu.r Orders Ogden said Chinese Red agents bought the money orders outside post offices In Manila at R 25 per cent markup. They stood the expense In Flllp!n9 pesos lo get the more valuable American dollars I .without which they were unable toi get the goods they wanted. I On the counterfeit money orders, Ogden snld Hong Kong banks stood most of the low. He said the U.S. government didn't lose a penny, Military payment certificates which could not be spent on the open market were converted to money orders, Filtpmn wEves of American soldiers were bribed to buy the money orders made out to their husbands," The signatures of the husbands were forged and the money orders were converted to American dollars in Hong Kong hanks. riot Halted In January The u'.S. government halted the plot last Jan. 31 by eliminating the postal money order business between the U.S. and the Philippines. The Communist scheme began in Manila. On May 20, 1950, the Philippines government cracked down ort the sale of money orders and U.S. Treasury checks to Chinese merchants at 25 per cent profit. Manila police on May 28, 1&50. arrested four U.S. veterans. They were accused of being key figures in the ring specializing in raising U.S. Treasury checks. One had been boosted from $1.37 to (1.374.44. JORDAN'S RULER — Newly | installed <is king .of Jordan is i frjrmcr CTrnwn Prince Kinir Talal, 1 above. Eldest son of King Ab- I dullaJi, who was assassinated last ; July. TaJal recently returned lo , Arnninn from Switzerland, where he u ndc r ivc n t I rca l m en t for a nervous disorder. UN Group Would Make Soviet Union Pay More for Membership UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sepl. 13. (AP)—Moscow will have to pay] thousajids of dollars more for the I privilege of making speeches fn the U.N. next year. If the U.N. committee on contributions has its way. The committee In > report made public here yesterday slapped an Increase of 41 per cenl on the Soviet Union dues ror the next year ami cut the United Slates assessment 5 ]>er cent. If the assernbly meeting in Paris Nov. 6 approves the new scale of contributions—and It usually does— (he Russians will p:iy 9.85 per cent of the total cost of the U.N. Instead of 6.98 per cent and the Americans will b* cut from 3892 per cent to 36.90. Th« reduction for the United Statta wa« approved over the bitter protests of A. A. aoldatov, Soviet member of the committee, who said that the U.S. really oiiRht to pay 50 per cent of the entire bill, its economy was in such good shape. Soldatov complained that the Soviet Union and iUs fellow countries in the U.N., While Russia, the Soviet Ukraine. Chechoslovakia and Poland, suffered such damage from the war that they have not been able to restore their economies and really should have their assessments reduced. VARIATIONS ON AN OLD THEME—A different view of Washington crossing the Delaware? No, it's UN correspondents crossing the Imjin in Korea. The newsmen had been to Kaesong to witness an exchange of messages between Communist and UN commanders, u-hen a flash flood washed away their bridge, forced them to paddle their own boat back lo camp. fUSAF oholo from NEA.) Dapper Funeral Director Found Guilty of Murder BARTOW. PI.., sept. 13. f AP) _ A dapper, 35-year-old undertaker was coiivicled here o( murdering tlie prominent cattlewoman who willed him all of her S50.000 estat* A circuit court Jury yesterday made no recommendation tor mercy In its verdict against A. cy Elwood . wood North. Ttie state charged the mild- mannered North best, and chokert Mrs. Betty Albritton until «he :"• cumbed to a fatal heart attack. '" The verdict automatically carries the death penalty. Circuit Judge Don Register said he would pro- nouncc sentence Monday, but allow. ed North two weeks to file a mo- lion for a new trial. Truman Invites Dewey to Discuss Peace for World WASHINGTON. Sent, 13. CAP) — President Truman Invited tils opponent ot the bitter political campaign of 1948 to the White House today for an exchange nf views on ihe problems ot world peace. Republican Gov. Thorn a j E. Dewey of New .York had an appointment ta tell the President his observations on a recent trip lo Korea and the Far past. Mr. Truman had an opportunity, If he chose to (ak« It. to tell re Some Czechs Free to Return To Own Nation FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 13. lA't— American authorities in Germany announced today that 86 Czechs, unwilling passengers on a "freedom train" llight into Germany Tuesday, will he allowed to go hack to Czechoslovakia If they want to. "These persons are now In custody of the U.S. Army, and high commission officials have notified the Army to make arrangement's (or their return," a commission announcement said, Twenty-live others, including the trnIn's engineer, were In on the plot to drive the train frcm Prague iiito Germany instead of stopping rt the border .station at Asch. The hi^h commission has granted them political asylum. Crowd Boos Soviet! Treaty Delegation At New York City NEW YOHK, Sepl. 13. f/T) — A ! crowd o! aboul 400 booed Russia's ! delegation lo the Japanese Peace \ Treaty Conference In San Francis- j co as the group arrived nt Grand ' Central Terminal yesterday. ] A number of epithets were hurled ; at Andrei A. Oroniyko. Soviet dep- j uty 'foreign minister who headed th« 40-memrjer entourage. Gromyko, when asked for comment on th« peace treaty—which waj ratified over Russian objections —snld, "nothing." American - Hungarian federation picket.? carried signs outside the station. One rend: "Oroniyko—The Fo.xlcst. Two-Fncefl Diplomats-just Arrived." San Quentin Warden Leaves SAN ejUENTIN, Cnllf., Sept. 13. m — Clinton T. Duffy, who was 11 born In San Qncntin prison nndj| later rjccnme Us warden, Ls leaving his post as hcncl o( the nation's largest penitenltary. u ne cuose u> inKe it, to tell re- Gov. Earl Warren yesterday ap- porters promptly how he and. the pointed the 53-year-old uuffy to New York governor hit It off. His the California adult authority. New York g_ _ „.., ... weekly news conference was scheduled four hours later. Herbert Hoover, a Republican and Ihe only living e.x-President, has been a frequent While House culler, -f but thin was Dewey's first visit I I CXdS there with Mr. Truman. The visit recalled Mr. Truman's stumping tour In 1948 In which he once termed Dewey his "little shadow" and Ucwey's retort that the Dulfy was born Inside the prison walls when hi* father earned $6!) a month as a guard. President was Indulging tn "coast- to-coast mud slinging." Dies Flying Kite i FORT WORTH. Tex,, Sept. 13, ! >.-I'i—A Texns Christ Inn University freshman-was electrocuted by a kite yesterday, j OeralcJ Wilbur Ottmnnn, 18, was In warm and humid weather there, Flying his kite with a thin wire in: Is so much moisture in the air tint & yard across thr street from his static electrical charges ore carried j home. The kite fell behind -i hini.^e. away and do not accumulate. Static I'Ihe wire struck a 7.200-volt power electric effects, therefore, occur'line. Ottuiann apparently was killed most, readily in cold, dry weather. ImsUnlty. No Wonder It's Kentucky's Favorite Straight Bourbon! s FIFTH • • PINT • 'APT. THIS WW5KT IS ^ IAKU.. TIMES DIMIUEty COMPAHt • IOUI5VIUE 1,tNIUCKY General Electric WASHER SPECIAL! NO MONEYD Your Old Washer' AND ONLY *1 25 A WEEK ON GOODYEAR'S EASY PAYMENT PLAN! VALUE SCOOP! 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