The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 25, 1949
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2B, 1949 BLYTTIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THKKB McCloy Quit High-Paying Job To Take on German Headache Because of 'Super-Curiosity' By Dougtai I-arscn NKA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON—(NEA)—When a man quits a cozy job thai pays KJ&OOQ i year, tax free, to take a menu one at less than half the pay, asTed, It's enough to make you think he's either balmy oi' has a powerful ' ulterior motive. Such a man is bald, stocky and afftible John J. McCloy, who has just given kip the graceful existence as President ol the World Bank to shoulder what until recently was General Lucius Clay's headache in Germany. I Bui McCloy, a vigorous man of 54 who plays tennis and fishes as hard as he works, is neither balmy, nor does he have an ulterior motive. According to a friend who tried hard to talk him out of the change, it's his "blasted super-curiosity." The frSend explains it this way: "When a problem or Job intrigues John McCloy it's like a powerful magnet pulling a steel needle. For him it is a basic force he can't resist. He's got a penetrating, analytical mind that keeps him awoke al night unless he gives It plenty of hard work during the day. The Btrlin situation has always fas- cinnted him and tie has been Following it as closely us though he had bent purl of it. Now that he's really got it. I hope he's satisfied. And I'm sure that he is." Won 'Tllark Tom' '':>» McCloy brings plenty of savvj and experience to his new Job. He Biiri his wife both .speak German ^nntly. He first picked up the llBguaee scrvin" as an officer witr the occupation forces in Gormanj afler World War I in Coblenz. Mrs McClny learned it during the mnn> years they spent in Europe in the '30s, while he was representing thi Bethlehem Steel co. in the famou Black Tom case. After 10 years of brilliant wor) on that case, involving the mos complicated, kind of litigation bpfor international and foreign courts, h finally won victory for his clien. by proving German espionage re-I devoted to World War II for the sponsiblc for the explosion of a ' next edition. Ami he still delights isler Extradition •fearing Delayed At U.S. Request LONDON. Muy 25. (ill—All ox- lulllloLi hrarliit; fen (uiilllvp Cum- Gnulmrt Kl.slrr wits poslpon- 1 ypstcrrtiiy until Friday lit (lie re- o( Hit! United Sl«li\s, Motimvhlle, lUmu> Henvlury (Tlmt- i- l-Mo .sent the U.S. rertulsltlon lor :islei- to How Slrc'Pl Court ivlth un onU'r to proci'nl," a Humr HE'S TUNED IN ON PRIVACY—Walter Borer, 14, of Kiu.sns City, Mo., doesn't cave whether the flsh nre biting or 'not. lie's tuned in on his favorite radio program with a new-type, one- listener pocket r;uiio. The set weighs less than six ounces nml easily slips into a shirt pocket. Kciuippcd with a built-in telescopic nntennn, it operates on sell-contained flashlight butteries. Heeep- tion Is gotten through a small earphone with an e;ir plug attached. JOHN J. McCLOY: "I.Ike a maj- nct pulling a steel needle.'* shipload of ammunition In the New York harbor iu 1916. The case involved $20.000.000 settlement. McCloy's coo] navigating througji the morass or Intrigue and counter- espionapc thru surrotmdcd the [ great Black Tom casn won the nrimira- I made tion of Henry L. Stimson. Secretary | of State while most of it was going I on. When Stinison becfunc Secretary of War in 1940. with specific instructions to bolster America's counter-sabotage aclMUes, he called on McCloy to help him. Front 1941 to 1945. as Assistant Secretary of War, McCloy directed that job as j^pll as acting as "eyes, cars and ^od right arm" for the elderly stimson on all matters, including those of top policy. Knows Bazookas Once, during the early fighting in Africa. McCloy arrived at that front simultaneously with the first shipment of bazookas to the troops. There were no instructions on how to use the radically new weapons. But it happened that McCloy luid marie it his business to learn now to fire them when the first models had been tested back in the States. I He put on an Impromptu demon- I station which enabled some of the ' troops to start using the bnzookas immediately. One of the soldiers lie taught in that first demonstration later won the Congressional Medal of Honor with the weapon. When McCloy left the government in 1945, he- said: "I'm going to take some time to have fun with my young son nnd daughter Ul and seven) and try to pay some bills." The $100.QOO-u"-year law practice he returned to, followed by the World Bank job, has enabled him to do both. War Historian, Too What with his work, family and sports, nobody really knows how McCloy has h? ' time to win a reputation as authority on the history of war and its cause*. One of the big encyclopedia publishers recently asked him to write their section In conducting tours of the. historic battlefields in the Washington area. Philadelphia born and a graduate of Amherst U91(i) and Harvard Law, McCloy's even dLsiJosition and enjoyment of people have great favorite with Storm Aid is Sought For Cape Girardeau WASHINGTON, 'May '25. I/I') — Rep. Paul C. Jonp.s iD-Mo> checking government ngcndc.s see if money Ls available to aid in rehabilitation work In storm-torn Cape Girardean, Mo. City officials have informed him, he said, that between $25,OCo and 533,000 Ls nedcd to take care of damage dor.e there by a tornado Saturday. Jones told n reporter he may ask President Truman lor aid if lie finds there is .some precedent tor obtatnma money from the President's disaster fund. Office source reported. The li nil rofu- uiuler I ".70 nil, as he I'luims, u political i llrllnlu t'onstder.s political Kces exempt for extradition the Anulo-AHUM lean Treaty < Kde told the llmise of Co lust week he would hull extradition proeci'dhiKs If In 1 reuehed a roni'lu.-.lon that Klslcr was a genuine ixillllrnl refugee. fonn- thlt, I'roelor, Vt., calls ll.self the marble capital of the United Stales; about 10 IHT cent of the nation'* supply comes from I'roctoi' qiuinles AP & L Line Approved Ll'lTUi ROCK. May 25. Wi—The Public Hcrvlco Cumnns- Mou hn.s authorised the Arkuiwu Power and Unlit Company to construct a power lino from Marlamia w aLuuua ^ CAPUDINE QuicT, a sting i to Moro at an estimated coat of $28,000. FAM1GT NIX ^DEODORANT fiii-ulty. Their selection was announced Iry Ihr Unlver.'-ity and the iiluiiini association, whtcli make the clliitlons jointly. the international personalities with whom he has done business as head of the World Bank. In perfect health, he has only an expanded middle and a graying of the fringe around his bald head to show his real age. 'Tired' Postman Gets. 20 Years for Failure To Deliver His Mail LOS ANGELES. May 25. I/TV Postman William E. Lilley, Jr.'s tired tootsies will get a three-yeai rest. The veteran of 20 years in the postal service was sentenced to thai term on a charge of delaying and hindering the United States mail The "rest" will be spent, in the Tucson. Ariz., prison camp. Postal inspectors, who arrested him March 27, said they found some 5,000 unopened letters in his apartment. Lillcy explained his feet got tired so he took some of them home, fully intending to deliver them "in the due course of time." Two 1908 U. of A Grads Win Alumni Citations PAYETTEV1LL.E, Ark.. May 25 j—Two 1908 graduates will be cited as distinguished alumni of the University of Arkansas at the commencement exercises June 4. They arc Dr. J. R. Grant, retiring president of Onachtta College. Arkadclphia, Ark., and Ashleigh P. Boles. St. Louts, director of Agricultural Development for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Both arc former members of the Arkansas Saves l /3 on Soap WASHES WHITER, BRIGHTER! Police Find Courtesy Can Prove Expensive ST1LLWATER. Okla. —M'I— The Still water Police Department has been to courcous— So its going to stop. Mayor A. B. Alcott has ordered police to discontinue their courtesy of inserting coins in parking meters for motorists who leave the money attached to windshield wipers. It seems motorists would not slug the meters when they park. Instead they leave the coins for the officers —thus getting free time. ANNUAL SUMMER COLOGNE SPECIAL!! three exciting TUSSY fragrances Large 8 ox. size Now only $~l each, plus lax Herc T » your chance to have a whole summer cologne wardrobe—at really refreshing savings! Each fragranca comet in * smart, square bottle—with a shiny brass cap, to do your dressing table proud. 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