THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1949 BLYTHEVII.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Legion Favors Sell-Help Policy Delegates Endorse Resolution Offering Economic Program BT Lee Under PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1— I/Ft— Legionnaires, warming up to the election of a new national American Legion commander, gave unanimous approval today to the legion's self- help plan to bring new jobs and industries to America's cities. The Legion's 31st annual convention approved a resolution backing a self-help plan "based on the initiative of the people in their own communities without reliance of the federal government In solving unemployment problems." Under tile proposal, torn and city councils would confer with Industrial and ctvlc leaders and pool f.their resources on a community *plan. Jt is a key part of the Legion's 1950 domestic program. The election of a new commander was the main Item of business on the last clay of the four-day convention. Nomination* were slated this morning with the vote prob- ahly this afternoon. Pour candidates, all World War II vets, are in the race tor the »15.000-a-yar job now held by Perry Brown of Beaumont, Tex. The legion never before has been headed by a World War II veteran. Other major resolutions approved by the convention today Included: 1. Calling on the secretary of labor to act to restore the Held staff of the Veterans Employment Sen 1 ice to the former complement of 350. 2. Urged that tht government give special citation to firms "outstanding In the employment of physically handicapped veterans." 3. Endorsed the veterans' pension bill before th« Senate and commend the House members who supported the measure. 4. Called for Congress to pass the Ellender-Boggs bill to declare picketing of U.S. courts a, criminal offense. The Leglonnairse howled down with a booming chorus of "noes** a proposal of George Nichols of Miami, Fla., that the Legion go on record as -opposing a. federal bonus for world war two veterans f.il this time. Only a scattering of the veterans gave voice approval to Nicholas* proposal. The convention did not receive a formal resolution approving a federal bonus. Obituaries Frank Edward Robins, Conway Publisher, Dies CONWAY, Ark., Sept. 1. (Pi — Frank Edward Rabins, 68, Conway civic leader and Arkansas newspaperman, died at a hospital here last night. H« spent the day at his office at the Conway Log Cabin Democrat, of which he was publish*?, and apparently was in good health. He suffered a heart attack shortly after reaching home and died about four hours later. Robins had been connected with the paper, formerly owned by his father, for 55 years. He bought full interest in Ihe paper in 1906 and began publishing the Daily k Log Cabin Democrat in 1908. PERCENTERS Continued fro- pate L spoke of Schenley Distillers he meant to say National Distillers. Hells, described by Pearson as a friend of Burton, has figured in the committee's hearings in connection with Vaughan's Intercession with the housing administration In January, 1948, In a request from the Tanforan (Calif.) race track for permission to use scarce building materials. Vaughan said he only asked the housing agency to speed action- thai he did not suggest how it should rule. The track got the permit. Kansas City Primaries Mentioned Pearson said the Kansas City primaries resulted in a Department of Justice investigation of alleged irregularities. "I asked the FBI," Pearson said, "if their investigation of the alleged Kansas City Irregularities also Included campaign contributions which reportedly had been given to General Vaughan." He himself, the columnist told the committee, had learned of one contribution which had not been reported as required by law. Three or four weeks later, Pearson went on, he had a call from Edward Tamm, then assistant director of the FBI, telling him the FBI was investigating. "That was my first knowledge they were investigating General Vaughan," Pearson said. I got the Impression from Mr. Tamm that the investigation was probably for the protection of the White House." About this time. Pearson testified, he heard talk of the Barton affair u the -Third Louisiana Purchase.* 1 At this point, Pearson observed that Army regulations forbid officers and military personnel from accepting campaign contributions for engaging in politics. "At any rate," he resumed, "the BI did Investigate, and it may be true as testified yesterday that the emphasis was placed on the question of a bribe. I know there was no great emphasis on campaign contributions." No details were brought out about the contribution Pearson said he knew was made but not reported. Chairman Hoey interrupted and asked Pearson to confine his testimony to correcting Impressions created by yesterday's testimony. Just before Pearson concluded, Senator Mundt asked: "Did General Vaughan ever have you investigated by the FBI!" "Not only investigated," Pearson replied, "but he asked for my prosecution under a statute In the District of Columbia not in use since the Civil War." 3"Y>r the last several weeks, reporters have been trying to get comment from President Truman about the Senate investigation and Vaughan. Kis reply has been that they should wait until after Vaughan testified. Vaaghan to Retain Job But about all the comment he would make today was that his Army aide is keeping his job. To other questions, Mr. Truman said the hearing was held on Capitol Hill, and that it would not be continued up here (meaning the White House). A reporter asked whether he thought Vaughan received a "fair deal" from the committee. Mr. Truman declined to comment. Although the committee has dismissed Vaughan as a witness, Senator McCarthy (R-Wis) said it is PAGE NINE Child in Well Is Rescued by Heroic Mother GEORGES MILLS, N.H., Sept. 1. (AP>— A young mother clung to the side of a 40-foot abandoned well lor an hour today, clutching her two- year-old son until rescuers hauled them to safety. Mrs. Earl Dumont rushed lo the well when informed by Mervin Mason, 12, a neighbor, ttmt the child had fallen through an 18-Inch opening In the well cover. The motlicr removed her cloth- 1K In order to squeeze through the narrow opening, and reached the baby. Un:ible to clliub up again, she told the Mason boy to run a mile and a half to the village for help. The baby's father arrived about the same lime as ftrcment ami helped pull the pair to safety. Mother and child were taken to a hospital sintering from shock. The well contained about 12 feet of water. PROPELLER-POLISHER-H you think polishing the family ulverware is lough, pity this poor workman in London, England Mei hard at work polishing i 3i-ton manganese bronze propeller in preparation for the Engineering and Marine Exhibition In the Engush capital. The huge propeller Is of the type used by the liners Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary. Approach of Fall Brings Break in Polio Epidemic WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. yp)— The approach of autumn has brought the first break in the Nation's polio epidemic, the public health service said today. For the first time since last March, the agency said, the count of new cases has declined. It dropped from 3,422 for the week ending August 27. In the corresponding week, a year ago the total was 1,412. Last week the Health Service said the 22-week rise in the number of poliomyelitis cases appeared to be leveling off. It now says last week's 3,422 total may be the year's peak:. The total number of cases reported In the nation for the year, through August 27, Is 20,513, corn- paved with 11,155 for the same period last year. Ten slates reporUd more than 100 now cases last Jftk. They were New York, 513; Michigan, 282; Illinois, 216; Massachusetts, 194: Minnesota, 183; Ohio, 123; New Jersey, 122; Missouri, 116; Iowa, 102; and California, 101. The weekly report is based on telegraphic information from state health departments. "just getting started" in its inquiry about him. McCarthy, talking with reporters in advance of the President's news conference, also said that for Mr. Truman to keep Vaughan as his military aide would amount to endorsing not only the "new deal" and the "fair deal" but-also "all of Harry Vaughan's deals." Vaughan himself ha.s indicated that one former White House figure—John Maragon—won't be seen around there In the iuture. DullestoDecide Next Week on Senate Race WASHINGTON. Sept. 1. (jp) _ Senator Dulles (R-NY) will decide next week whethc: to square off against Herbert H. Lehman in New York's special Senate race this fall. Lehman, former New York governor, announced his intention of running yesterday. The contest is for the seat Dulles look over last July following the resignation of Senator Robert F. Wagner, a Democrat. Dulles, sent to the Senate by Oov. Thomas E. Dewey, has been under heavy pressure from Republican leaders to enter the race. He told a reporter he will make his decision known sometime around Labor Day, Sept. 5. The winner of the special election-' will serve out the remainder of Wagner's term, which ends Jan 1 1951. Formal nominations of candidates for the New York Senate seat will be made by the Republican and Democratic SUite Committees later this month. President Truman, at a news conference today, disclosed that he wrote Lehman a week ago saying he would be pleased if Lehman made the race. 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Holder, district commissioner, will present the charter to the Rev. Lester D. Strubhar, as Lead of the sponsoring institution for the Cub Pack No. 4, and Explorer Post No. 155. Alter Mr. Holder presents the .wo charters, the Rev. Mr. Strubhar will present the Cubs and scouts and their leaders with Membership cards. The members of the Cub Pack and he Explorer Post will be in uniform nnd the parent* have been given special Invitations to attend the charter presentation meeting. Prert Calllhan, cuomaster for the cub pack, Is assisted by Harry W. Bradley, Jr., as assistant cubmas- ter, and three Den mothers—Mrs Harry Bradley, Jr., Mrs. E. M. Holt and Mrs. Sanford O. Shelton. A fourth is to be secured soon. The troop committee for the Pnek, representing the Church, Is: Wllllnm Boone. Eric Whitley and Hartley Hays. Tlie Explorer Post is headed by nent Brown, advisor, and the committee includes: R. L. Dedman L T. Taylor, and A. L. Mason. Eight year old boys are now being taken in as Cub Scouts and those 11 can become Scouts. Tlie third unit, a Scout Troop. No. 38, Is the completing Scout sroup of the family, sponsored bv the Church. Municipal Magazine 'Salutes' City Attorney As 'Man-ot-the Month' Percy A. Wright Blytheville city attorney, was saluted as "personal- ty of the month," In the August Issue of Arkansas Municipalities. official publication of the Arkansas Municipal League. A full page biography of Mr. Wright, Including a one-column ihotograph. appeared In the August Issue of the magazine. The article told of Mr. Wright's work as city attorney of Blythevllle as well as with Boy Scouts and other civic organizations. Explosion Lifts Miner ] Bodily Out of Danger " ; KALGOORLIE, West Australia— (ft— A gold miner here was u». cautious. There was an explosion 10 feet away. His mates rushed in expecting to find him shattered. He was merely dazed. The explosion had lifted him bodily, and the flying rocks had passed under him. He was, however, severely peppered by small blt», which haxj forced pieces 01 aungaree and flannel beneath his «kin. Blood poisoning resulted but he recovered. day. Six hundred miles at sea one engine on the four-engine plane quit. The pilot, whose name was not available, radioed that he was turning back. Missouri Legion Delegates Back Gen. Vaughan PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1. (IP) — Missouri's 81 man delegation to the American Legion's 31st national convention today sent President Truman a telegram expressing "utmost confidence In their fellow delegate and legionnaire MaJ. Gen. Harry Vaughan." Mr. Truman Is a delegate-at- large from Missouri. He addressed the convention on Monday. General Vaughan accompanied the president. Text of the telegram, signed by Chairman John Jeffries of the Missouri delegations and three other officials: "Regret you had to leave convention. 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One-fourth of the value of a bale of cotton has always been considered a fair price for cotton picking, and certainly the sharecropper cannot afford to pay more since the other costs of production have been seriously excessive this year, and during the past several years. It is well known that the tenant has only a fourth left after paying rent and dividing with the sharecropper, based on one-fourth of the value for picking. It is not difficult to realize the disaster that will occur to merchants, banks and other lending agencies if the prime producer is not allowed an income sufficient to repay notes, mortgages and other accounts in addition to replacing machinery used. At a maw meeting of Missouri cotton growers held at New Madrid, Mo., August 25, the group went on record with a unanimous vote agreeing that a MAXIMUM of J2.50 per 100 pounds would he a fair price for picking, which represents one-fourth of the value of a bale of cotton this season, under the lower loan values estahlished hy the Government. We heartily endorse the resolution passed at this meeting. Missouri Cotton Producers Assn. RONNIE F. GREENWELL, Sec'y.-Mgr. Central Offices: Portageville, Mo.
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