The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 3, 1950
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, J > •• ' PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) .COURIER NEWS .... Man Convicted of Treason Vanishes Near Spot Strange Sub Is Sighted AVALON,Catalina Island, Calif.,* Apr!) I. (*)-—A man identified from' it photofraph"«i one convicted of wartime treason, vanishes from a email fao*t at «ea. A few hours later, » mysterious submarine Is sighted off the Southern California corns!. And the convict, tall, saber-scarred Theodore Donajr, 61, Detroit, la reported mtssln» from his home since Wednesday. Theae coincidences were pieced together today by authorities Investigator, the disappearance of a m*n:wtio rented, a boat here Saturday and never returned. Coratabl* K. McDavld said Ray Dodge, boat rental dock attendant, had identified an Associated Press wlrephotp of Donay as his myster- iom patron. A wallet left as security tor the rented 'vessel contained a driver's license' Issued to Donay. McDavid said. Only Clothing Found Several hours after the man was due to return with the boat, a search ,w»s begun In raters -surrounding this Island 20 miles off the Lw : Angeles harbor. McDavld said the boat had its running Hulits on but the. ignition was off when found eight miles northeast of Avalon. The boat contained only a clothing-filled suitcase, he said. The drifting vessel was found some 125 miles south of Point Arguello, where Coast Guardsmen reported seeing a surfaced submarine at 6:20 a.m. yesterday. The Navy said no American submarines were In the area at the tin:?. McDavid said officers had noted the coincidence of the two events, but there was "no concrete evidence" they were connected In any way. McDavld said a torn half of printed form found in the man's hotel room here contained the following words: "Delivery over the counter In Berlin or by parcel post in Berlin to the Russian cone from stock In Berlin by parcel post from New York: "No..265,.lard In tins, sugar, rice, routed coffee, cocoa, whole milk powder, $580 Ibs." , Bora In Germany In Detroit, Donay's brother Felix told newsmen he had not seen Theodore since last Wednesday. Donay. he said, left to go to Caro, Mich., to see his former wife and son. Donay, born in Germany, was the first man In the history of the United States to be convicted of mlsprlslon (concealment) of treason. He was accused of failing to report the presence In Detroit In 1M2 of an escaped Nail flier, Hans Peter Krug. He was convicted there In 1M3 and sentenced to six and a half years. As a student at Altenburg University, in Germany, Donay received In a duel a saber cut on the left side of his face. McDavid said witnesses told him the man who disappeared Saturday had a deep scar on the left cheek and chin. Pope Pius Takes Rest Due to Leg Trouble VATICAN CITY, April 2. Suffering from pains in his right leg and foot and from fatigue. Pope Pius XII took a rest for formal act- Ivilles over the weekend. Vatican sources noted the 71-year old pope retired to his private a'partment Immediately after his general audience Saturday, instead of descending from his portable throne to mingle, as customary, with the Holy Year pilgrims. The |X>pc has been suffering from hardening of the arteries In his right leg for some time. Sources also said the pope had limited his personal activities somewhat In the past few days 1 because he was lired. Leader of Red Kidnap Ring Killed in Austria ^VIENNA, Austria, April 3. (/Fj— American and French military police last night shot and killed Benno Blum, a Bulgarian accused oi being the ringleader of a Soviet- directed kidnap ring. U. S. Army officials said Blum Sawyer Wants State Pension Grants Halted WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va., April 3. Iff) —Secretary of Commerce Sawyer wants the government to stop making cash Brants to the states for old-age pension*. He told the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the Association of National Advertisers meeting here last weekend that: : The grants have "tended to become more and more of a burden on the . federal government, with less and less incentive upon the state to make the conditions of payment reasonable." "Government should not pay out benefits regardless of the taxpayer, 1 he added. ' ' . The cabinet officer also proposed 1. Encouraging private pension plans, and tax laws to permit wagr earners to list pension fund pay' incuts as Icducllons In their Income tax returns. 2. holding government benefits U "a minimum protection to prevent dependency." Jf. Extending social security to al workers not now covered by thr government's social security pro gram. was shot, down while r.ttempting ti escape from life home of a womai friend. They said 'he had bcw .sought as the head of a ganc that kidnaped refugees In Western- ruled sectors of Vienna and return ed them to the Soviet Zone. "Soy It With Flowers" Blytheville FLOWER MART Memphis Hiway Phone M02 Miss Whitsitt s Shop Presents an Easter Gift for You: ALL WOOL SUITS & COATS OFF! Sale Starts Tuesday 9 a.m. No C. O. D. No Exchanges See What's New at WHITSITT'S MONDAY, APRIL 8, 1950 Hudson Offers The 5 Outstanding Colors Of 1950 For Your Easter Suit Selection Sfijmmery, Sheen, Genuine Lush Tan Spring Green Soft Brown Silver Gray Sophomore Blue $ Regs. - Longs - Shorts - Stouts Sizes 32 to 50 You Would Expect to Pay $50 or More for This Fine Suit! DRESS WITH THE BEST THIS EASTER FOR $20 HUDSON CLEANER -CLOTHIER - TAILOR Blytheville, Arkansas Steele, Missouri

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