The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 19, 1951 · Page 11
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WEDNESDAY, BEPTEMBER 1», 1W1 BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN Harry Gross Defies Court 'to Protect' Wife and Children NEW YORK, Sept. 19. (AP)—Bookie Harry Gross, angry and defiant, declared in court today he will not testify /£^,he graft trial of 18 policemen "now or ever" because he cSm't want to endanger his family. "I'm thinking of my wife and I gambler to seal his lips, children/' he insisted. The payoff, McDonald Thrats by Kings County Judge Samuel 8. Leibowitz to send him to jail "for a thousand years" failed to change his stubborn stand. The gambler's refusal to talk could break up the sensational trial in which policemen are accused of having been paid oft at the rate of $1,000,000 a year to protect Gross' huge bookmaking syndicate. "We have no weapon in our hands to compel him to testify," District Attorney Miles McDonald said. "I don't know if we can salvage anything from this case. I see very little hope." McDonald Scoffs McDonald scoffed at Gross' worry about his family, and said "we have evidence [hat a substantial sum of money has been paid" to the parently was made WAR aid said, ap when Gross (Continued from Pase 1) falls, Idaho, bagged Hie Jet sho' down today. It \vas the first linn b^^had run into the Russian Mis 5 IjBfc'as his third mission over Ko rea. Skeen was leading a flight o! four F-84 Thunderjets southwest Sunchon when he spotted eigh Migs. Four made runs on the Al lied planes. Skeen caught the tail ender. Soon after, 37 American P-86 Sa bre Jets tangled with 40 Migs In a swirling, 15 minute battle. 16 MIG's Jump F-84's t In the third clash, 16 Migs jumped seven F-81 Thunderjets escorting an RP-80 jet photo plane. On the ground, fighting raged in the eastern sector north of Yang- - Communist (roops Wednesday forced Allied defenders off a commanding height in the "Heartbreak Ridge" sector. The Allied forces had won the hill after hard fighting Tuesday midnight and later had hurled back two Red charges. Other Allied warriors stubbornly defended a second peak noitheast of Yanggu for the second -straight day against an estimated Communist regiment—about 3,000 troops. eluded his police guards and drop >ed from sight for a day last week, le was found at a New Jersey racetrack. After Gross declared his. refusal to testify today — for the second day in a row—he stomped dowi from the witness stand, but Judge Leibowitz sternly oraered him back "You Come Back Here' "You come back here and take that stand," the judge shouted. "I you don't I'll chain you to the chair with handcuffs." Glowering, Gross complied. Threatening and pleading at in tervals, the judge sought to ge Gross to continue. But the mood gambler said he was afraid his testimony would endanger his family.; "I'm thinking of my family the same as any normal man would," he said. "I'm thinking of my wife and children. ' The judge, referring- to letters that have threatened the lives of Gross' family if he testifies, conceded that "there's no dcubt somebody threatened you." But he assured Grots the district attorney's office would provide hts family with protection. HOT IDEA CATCHES ON—Girl production workers at a Burbank, Calif., electronics plant solved the problem of a heal wave by wearing less clothes to work. A few daring ones appeared in shorls, and then the idea caught on quickly The plant 1 .-; management, lukewarm on the subject at iu'st, approved the "uniform 11 when production of the electronic equipment stepped up. Ex-RFC Head Says Boyle Did Work on Loans WASHINGTON, Sept 10, OP)— William E. WiHett, former RFC director, testified today thai high Vhite House aides and William M. :Joyle, Jr., Democratic national chairman, contacted him about 1FC loans, Willett told fiena'.e investigators \c didn't consider this using "in- ;Ui<*uce", but added: "You can cat! it influence i( you want to." WUleU testified in ati invesli tkm of charges that Boylp, in par- tit 11 Ear, Uf-cd political influence on the lending Derations of the RFC. He told the Senate investigation? subcommittee IIP received nt least 100 calls from representatives the DemotM-alie National Committee on behalf of pei>:ons who hac business with the agem:y. Another former RFC director Harvey Gunderson, testified that ii live years with the lending agency he received only one call Iron Pi' major party headquarter concerning loam. Fire Damages Two Rooms Pi r e, c a used by spa rk s from a wood-burning heating stove, damaged two rooms of the four-room house of Lucille. Rocket on Henderson Street this morning. Fire Chief Roy Head said that sparks from a fire in a stove in another room came through an unstopped chimney outlet and ignited he wallpaper in another room, Wedemcyer Says 24 '°°° War Veterans _, i» rf . To Share Pension Hike Reports Conflict With U. S. Policy WASHINGTON. Sept, 19. (AP) — Lt. Gen. Albert C. Wedemcyer, wartime commander of American forces in China, testified today that reports submitted to him by his Slaie Department politieal x adviser& were contrary to U.S. policy as he understood it. The tallj silver-haired general, now retired, said the advisers^ J'idea j Italian Communications, Rails Break in Strike WASHINGTON, Sept, 10. iA r )~ About 21,000 war veterans will .share the pension increase voted by Con 'Paris Butchers Stand | Idle in 'Meatless Day' PARIS, Sept. ID, MV-Paris bnt- ^ . chers stood in ihf 1 doorways of thcH 1 - ^hops and watched the customers gre.ss yesterday over President Truman's veto. That figure might rfee to more than 300.000 in (he future. The measure boosted to $120 a month the pension for low-income veterans who were disabled so severely iti civilian life that they require constant aid and attendance. COTTON U.S. Casualties Listed WASHINGTON, Sept. 19. (/T> — nnounced U.S. battle casualties in reached 83557 today, an In'. of 895 since last week. ' Negro Deaths Rites for Joe Bassett Are Conducted Today Funeral services for Joe Bassett 7fi, of Luxora''were conducted 10 a.m. today in the Langs ton Chapel IVfethodist Church at Luxor* by Rev. T. F. Conner. Burial v.'a, in the Iiiixora Cemetery. v He died Sunday at his home In Luxor a. Communist forces In lieu of the Nationalist forces" of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. He told the Senate's internal security subcommittee that American policy, "as I interpreted it, was to keep China in the war and to support the Nationalist government. The subcommittee is searching for ny traces of subversive influences ii U.S. policies in the Far East, ith the probe focused particularly n the Institute of Pacific Relations, private research organization. . iile by today. hiMr meat shelves were empty, or very nearly , c .o. In thousands of Paris homes, it v, as incatle.s.s Wednesday. Ohickm. ji.sh or a vegetarian menu replaced the usual chop, roast, or steak. The city was caught in a middleman's quarrel with the government. . McMath Praises Democratic Leaders SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19. f AP) , control in the depression era. —Gov. Slcl McMath of Arkansas, a I Thtu-e Hie the general welfare launch Democrat, today defended mesvsuies "Uiftt v,ere supposed lo Us parly's generalship of the na-hnish »w across the 33th parallel .ion's affairs for the past 10 years, into comrmiiusm according to pro- This country, said the former phels of doom and spokesmen for Marine Corps cumbal officer, hasn't j the special Interest proups," said —socialistic. communistic or ' McMnth. ,;otje bankrupt" under the Dem»-| "Who tocihv,' even among Ihoss cralii: Party as many "prophets of j mO .u alarmed about the trend to- doom" predicted in 193-2. | V ;;urf ^jfinlusm. would repeal -social Instead, McMath said in a speech \ security leu Elation?" asked the prepared for delivery at the Amerl- • governor :an Federation of Labor convention i° here: "\Vc not only have more of (he' good things of life anri a belier , life but u'e arc still free. \Ve have, not been required to pay for this • incvcased prosperity in the coin ol i personal liUerty." Ife .said that under his parly's j leadership labor has made many i ( He cited the National j <Soo"l»nmki] level Act of 1933, \vhioh (sixvcj The Senate Fiuamre Committee IASE-FIRE iCotitinued'Irom Page 1) advatice.s. Recovery 'Senate Tax Bill ;Hike Fight Looms WASHINGTON, SppL. 19, <AP) — iirnator UnmiJlney 'D-Mmn) said : today he- and other . r ;c-nators will j fii;hl to r;ii5e the .Semite's tax increase tiill to at least a 57,000,000,-- employes the right to ori;atn?.e and j ];lte ynptcrday formally reported harpflin collectively without inter- ; measure which Chairman Geon ference from employers, and i!ie establishment of National Labor Relations Board in 1H36. Tlie Arkansas y over no y «akl iu;v»y general welfare measures, affecting the entire country, have been arf- ce (I)-Gat s;vk1 should bring in about !fi,000,000,000 ol new taxei in a full year of operation. Floor dob;Ue rtn IV;P measure— j one ol the inst nvj.-t bills to come the Senate beNre artjourn- ROME, sept. 19. I Continued from page 1 after farmers came up with a crop estimated at about 17.3DO.OCO bales which planters say was the mast expensively raised crop In history When prices dipped back to near parity, planters ar^Ued parity wasn't enough' because the cotton cost so much lo produce, due to higher costs of labor and equipment am other material. Parity Is a formula calculated to give farmers a fair return for the! produce, by comparison with othe prices, based on a previous favor able period. Joiner Man Present Joe Hardin of Grady. presiden of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, sal farm credit will be tighter nex year because agencies know farm ers will be hard-pressed to make profitable crop under present conditions. " ( Two Arkansas speakers. Rep. E.G. Gainings and Eufus Branch of joiner, representing the Agricultural Council of Arkansas, said planters need assurance that labor will be available in the future. j?raph and postal service throughout Italy broke down down today under the impact of a 24 hour strike by 1 $00,000 state employes for more pay. Commu'iilcations were crippled. Tens of thousands of tour- jistfi vrere stranded. The only services that continued vrer e m a i tHa ined by 500.000 em - ployes who defied the -strike orrirr and reported to work under police guard. Missourian Offers hlew — Train, tele- Move to Hit at Czechs WOSHINGTON, Sept. 10, '>T'H- New lestsliiUon to c\u off trnde relations with Communist Czechoslovakia wfis offered in the Hou,se yesterday by Rep. Armstrong iR- M 0 i, He- said he_ offered the hill OK ( a protest npninst the c?,cch re- British Election Slated '.Mine's imprisonment of William N. penrtnd. The South Koreans who wandered into the neutral zone by mistake Tuesday u'fre held by the Communists 20 hours, then freed, a U.N. command release said. The Reds rhai-t-ed that (he incident wa.s a violation of the Kae- so»K neutral zone. The U.N. command took a lighter view. It said the four, members of 'an anti-epidemic unit, were "armed with nothing mure dangerous than DDT." j The command said the South Koreans were "not mistreated during their overnight slay in Kae- 30tig, nor were their items of equipment confiscated or damaged." Their truck also was released by the Reds. opted since the democrats took I meat— may be^in lute today. The city of Grasse In southern ! France is dotted with scerit-cxtrac- j ion factories and la sometimes call- 1 ed the "Detroit of Perfume". Toll Mounts to 1 5 WOOD RIVER. 111., Sept. 19. The death toll in the fire and ex- . Catis. Associiitcd Press correspondent in Prague, on espionage charges this government has termed farcial plosion nl the Slid! 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