The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 31, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 31, 1949
Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1949 5 Per Centers' Guilt Questioned Justice Department To Consider Evidence Found by Senate WASHINGTON — Whs 1 , are the chances of somebody's setting a jail sentence as a result of the Senate's investigation of "five per centers?" The subcommittee making (he investigation, headed by a good ~c Senator Hoey (D-NCI. says It Is polished, prepared to pass along to the Department of Justice any evidence which seems to be the basis for federal prosecution. The business of the five per centers in Itself seems to be legitimate Brig. Ben. Ernest Brannon, assist ant Judge advocate of the Army lias told the subcon-niitlee there is nothing Illegal about paying o t taking fees for help In getting gov 'eminent contracts. (The fee is nor mally five per cent.) Tlie trouble will come if it proved that some government of ficiiil was promised or receivec money or gifts from a five pc center and in return did favors to him or his clients \vhiie performlu olliclal rivlies. That would be brib cry. Conviction could carry a three- year prison sentence and a fine amounting to three times the value of the bribe. A man giving a bribe Is as guilty a« a man receiving one. A gift of some article can be as mile}) a bribe as money. A for a brib* or a promise of a brine makes a man as guilty as if the bribe had actually been passed. The big difficulty In bribery cases, however, Is proving intent—(1) a desire to Influence an official in the performance of his duties or <2> a determination on the part of an official to act in the interest of a briber rather than in the best Interest of the government. The defense of bribery defendants usually is that the money or article they received was given in pure friendship or as a mere courtesy and that no favor was given In exchange. There are not many bribery convictions. One federal official concerned with such matters says that securing bribery RV|. dence Is extremely difficult. He suspects that there are a great ^many undetected instances of brib- f^ery, perhaps more in state and local Kovernments than in the federal government. ' The big federal bribery case was the conviction of Secretary of the Interior Albeit B. Fall as » result of the Teapot Dome Scandals of the 1920s. But bribery isn'l the only charge that can be placed against officials who work in cahoots with private Interests. Former Rep. Andrew J. May <D-Ky) was convicted under a section o: the U.S. code which makes it i crime for any federal employe 01 Congressman to accept compensa tion from private sources for ser vices rendered in any matter in which the U.S. government i.s dtr ectly or indirectly interested. (May' appeal Is pending.) Whr this crime is alleged th prosecutor doesn't have to prove as in the ca.'-e of bribery, that the accused was influenced in his pl- ficial acts or decisions by t'h e money he received. The mere fact that he received compensation enough. And the conpensation can be anything from a bicycle to SU- 000.000. The maximum sentence for this offense U two years, the top fine of $10.000. ^. One of the five per centers in- ^•volveri in the current Senate probe, James V. Hunt, was formerly connected with the War Assets Administration (WAA). The 1044 Surplus Property Act provides restrictions on the activities of former WAA employes for a period after they leave the agency. But Francis D. Flanagan, committee investigator, says Hunt did not violate this law since his status In WAA was not that of employe but of consultant at $50 a day. Another section of the US. code deals generally with fraud against the government. Already one reform has resulted from' the Investigation. On Aug. 9 an information office was set up in the Pentagon to give free advice and information to businessmen who want to get government contracts. And two bills have been introduced in the Senate to dlf- » courage the activities of five per- E x-G/'s Out to Kill Pension Plan Through Vets' Organizations BT Ikmflas Larsen I NKA ' Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA)— With- n the next lew months there «U1 je drastic changes In America's veterans organizations. For the first time, veterans of World War u will take over leadership of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Vitas. And a merger of Amvets and the American Veterans Committee, which Is in the wind, stands a good chance of being accom- olished. Probably the most Important result of these changes is a possible deoth blow LO the expensive pension plans which were defeated in the 8lst Congress and which would, have been of most immediate benefit, to World Wai' 1 veterans. and most surprising development is the possible merger of AVC and Amvets, the only strictly World War II Vet organizations still surviving. In 1946 the BL.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUWER NEWS itork Makes Annual 'alls on Augutt 39 to Mr. & Mrs. Thomat Pagnt SPRINGFIELD, Tenn., AUf. tl. AP) — As far u Mr. and Urc. Thomu Painl are concerned, UM tork hi* a one-track mind, He hu vl»it*d the Pi«ni home- hold three tlmei In conMcutlrc vein—and etch time on Aui. M. Mrs. P*(nl, wife of a laboratory «chnlcl>n, five birth to Thomu P»gnl ITI »t Robertson County Kom- pital yesterday. The other two children are Marie Dlone, 3, and Kathleen Ann, 1. PAGE SEVEN HARRISON: Succeaafully purged of Keda, they're ready io unite with Amvets. Amvet convention voted against i Honey, will take over VFW leader- Joining the AVC. because of the ship. He has served as Vice Com. latter's left-wing taint, but Am- vet learders, acked up by the Missouri Walt* Hot One Of Margaret's Fovorrttf ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11. (AP)—ttlac Margaret Truman let It be known today she doean't like the Mtuourl Waltt. recently adopted u the o<- ficlal Missouri state song. While changing trairu here en route from Independence to New York, she confided to reporters the new state song won't be Included In her repertoire for a »-clty concert tour this fall. . N. AMVETg KEATS: TKey wanted nothing lo do with the leftwinj- lainled AVC in 1M«. opinion of most experts on veterans' affairs, now teel that the Death of AVC iias successfully purged it- tnis year. The Legion choice is limited i one ol me tniee eligible canal, i'licy arc: Jim ur fttLurnt^ 1 ', fc.arie d'u icr ana ranruau c ior uitwsoiij Lia.> anu ue, an uuoniey Hum tiiaxii, iiul. All iiirce have neiu nnjn Li-giui) o...^.a a.iiufc me war. The .tjgjon convention will un- (luuoieuiy icaiure a usiir. over wne- iii^r ur HUL to icveise cm- Legion's -smiiu. ivi/y [nemuers pnvau'iy admit now mat me piu-ia-iibiun Ii6'>t has nun liie, organization nun me puonu, aim is Liming to arive a weuge ociwcen wuiiu *v.n 1 and World War 11 members. 1'ne switch to a World War L-oimiiimacr isn't expucied to af- feci the Vb'W very much in us Uaumoaal stand ior a penguin. But ij all goes as some of the VMV will Lit atune in supporting World War II boys hope, Hie a pension plan betore the next Congress. I don't care If I never hear It again," .she said. "It was greatly overworked at every whistle stop i, during the campaign last fall." ; j False Pretense Charge Filed Against Salesman FORT SMITH, Ark.. Aug. 31. (AP) —A municipal court trial ij scheduled for Thursday afternoon for Carroll OShaughnessy on three charges of false pretense. The defendant Is accused of obtaining money by fraudulent claims. He was selling advertising space for publication that does not exist. Prosecutor James Outensohn quoted the defendant as having admitted the publication was "In the planning stage". Bond has been set at $1,000. euery price... REDUCED! 1*°°***''* Peck Causes sell of the Reds. Leaders of both organizations say frankly that a merger would be mutally beiicficail especialy since both are agreed on practically every big issue. Both Harold A. Keats. Amvet national commander, and Gibert A Harrison, AVC national chairman, claim that there have been no preliminary high-level talks on the subject. They fear that a report of such discussions would prejudice and antagonize rank-and-file members, who will have the final say In sanctioning it if the merger materializes at their conventions coming up in a few months. Talk of it, they say. has come spontaneously but independently from both groups. Their successful side - by - side against the pension plan BLLWOOD CITY, Pa., Aug. 31. (AP)—A peck by a rooster caused the death today of Mrs. Ella Francis, 63. of nearby Frisco. She was attacked by the fowl ten days ago. The infected wound on her leg was blamed lor her death. Army Surplus WE SKI,I, IN JOB LOTS • Mattresses • Cots • Comforts • BUnktts We Bur Good Uwd Clofhlni ANDERSON SHOE SHOP & CLOTHING STORE 316 E. Main BljtheviUe In medieval times, warring armies agreed not to campaign against each other during winter. N'OT HALF-SAFE BACK AGAIN! CAPPS Made-to-Measure YORK, N. Y., 19J9-Dorecn K «lley of New York *n<i Wilmington, Delaware, says: "I like to h«ve plenty of beaus and dates, and a girl ^J?"" t set them if she's h.U-safe, [•£ hat 5 * h y * u " » deodorant that I •'"f" m y perspiration 1 to 3 days- Kills oiioi- instantly, safely, surely, better than anything I've found. Safe for my skin and clothes." How about you? Don't be half- safe-be Arrid-safe! Use Arrid to be lure. Buy new Arrid with Creamogcn. Alrid with CreamoKCn is guaranteed not to crystallize or dry out in tlin jar. what's more, if you arc not 1 completely convinced that Avrid is m ci'CiT/ Kay tn« finest cream deodorant you've ever used, return the jar •with anu»«d portion, »nd we'll refund the entire purchase price. Our address In on every package. Get a jar of the new Arrid with Creamogen today-only 3»« p/itj tax. and for the national housing bill AVC's Red purge, has brought the social security, federal health insurance and other liberal plans. Their biggest difference with the Both Legion and VFW will prob- er pilot and Pittsburgh, N.Y., Trie personalized tailoring service which you li^ed. We yo you picA the fabuc, pattern, color and styie... in about Iwo v/eeVs Copps have your suit ready, loil- Jored just Co fit you. Tony K*mp BUT* f«vor» ou^r Family '• R*cip*l ThU is him. Its Tastiness will tickle yon PINK! It's the personal recip* of u» Wilkens — «nd we've been making whiskey 60 odd yean! 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