The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 13, 1949 · Page 3
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MONDAY, JUNE 18, IMt BLTITnEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIEB KIWI PACT 1 THE NATION TODAY Innocent Persons and FBI Both Suffer from Data Revealed In Secret Files in Cop/on Case By June* Marlaw WASHINGTON, June 13. (/P>—Some Innocent people and the FBI •>-iU both sutler if secret FBI files continue to be mule public. A nun accused of Communism now, when there's so much excitement about It, if smeared in the public mind and may be ruined. The accusation of an informant* in an FBI file, that a man U a lopitol Face-Lifting Turns Into Delicate Assignment : or Washington Architect Beset by Pressure Groups doesn't necessarily Knean he Is one or even that the FBI thinks he Is. He may or may not be. Some of the FBI Information is true, some Ss talse. It's gathered in various ways: From regular FBI agents; secret undercover agents; and strangers who may be sane, crazy, bright, stupid, loyal or revengeful. The FBI checks on Communism to prevent spying, smash conspiracies, and be ready for a nationwide crackdown in case of emergency. All kinds of Information, true or false, go into its tiles tor immediate Investigation or future reference, If needed. While It remains secret, no one is hurt. But when it's thrown wide open the public can't tell what's true In this collection of truths, untruths, suspicions and accusations. Damage Is Twofold And that's when innocent people and the work of the FBI both get damaged. This is why: At the trial of Judith Coplon charged with . spying for Russia the Judge ordered certain secret FBI information made public. The FBI said It had found it on her. The judge did this to give her a fair trial so the jury wouldn have to act on hearsay. Neither the FBI nor the government prosecutors want this Information ex- ,S»sed. But the prosecutors yielded •i^ "Why did they? It "was either It or drop the case against Mis Coplon. Why didn't they drop it Arkansas Jobs Are Sought for All Graduates College and high school graduates are central public figures these days and a Job for every Arkansas graduate in his home state is the :oal of the Arkansas Employmem Security Division. Emphasized in a state-wide place' ment program in an effort to aid graduates In obtaining suitable em ployment, J. M. Cleveland, local of flee manager, said today that state wide matter lists of job-seekin taduates from Arkansas'* high schools, colleges and the univer sity have been furnished the loca offices of the Agency. A number of well-qualified grad uates have Indicated their desir to remain and work in Arkansas b placing their applications with th State Employment Service at th various offices located throughou the state. The approximately 25,000 Arkan sas employers arc being approached in an endeavor to find suitable jobs for this year's graduating classes, who will flnd themselves in the labor market. Mr. Cleveland asked for cooperation from the employers and pointed out that qualifications of the graduates cover all phases of professional, technical, and scientific . training worthy of employer's con- then? Maybe because they feared sideration In expanding operations. this would encourage would-be spies to go ahead in the belief that any time secret information was Involved the government would be unable to prosecute. The files were opened and out tumbled the names of many people, not connected with Miss Coplon at all but accused of Communism. They made denials. But now they're linked In the public mind with Communism. If, using this as a precedent, Judges In future government trials order secret FBI files made public, innocent people are bound to suffer. Why? For the reasons given above. And, in the Coplon case, the work of the FBI suffered a blow. Undercover agents were exposed, riot by their right names but by code names. Destroys Usefulness But, some of their information was so intimate that the accused people now must know it could have come only from so-and-so even though he's disguised hi the files under a code name. Thus the usefulness of some ol those agents is destroyed. And, in cases there they had true or dangerous information, this exposure nay endanger thfiir lives. The FBI badly needs undercover workers but this exposure may discourage others from secret FBI work, and a repetition of what happened in the Coplon case certainly would. This creates a dilemma al around. Should the FBI publicly clear innocent people, named I .their files but. publicly exposed as accused of Communism? If the FBI clears some but not others, ita alienee about those others real! indicts them. Yet, If an accused person ol trial is to get full justice, all thi information involved in his cas? should be made public to the jury Otherwise, does the governmen have any right to try to bring hii to trial? said that it is to Tie employer's dvantage to keep these young peo- in Arkansas instead of losing hem to industrial centers in other arts of the country. Orders for graduates will be giv- n special attention by the employ- ent service staff, matching the obs for qualified persons to fill all equirements made in the job speci- .cations. The manager pointed out that, our colleges and university have one an outstanding job of training nd have developed a major mone- ary investment in human resources, 'hese young entrants into the Arkansas labor market are a valuable addition to the labor supply, which we are offering prospective employers." All Mississippi County employers were urged by the manager to list all job openings with their local employment offices, in order to get the highest quality selection for heir organizations. The practice of drawing an. quartering prisoners after execution was not abolished in England unt 1870. B; DOUGLAS LAKSEN j NBA SUM C«fTCTp«»*e»t WASHINGTON — (NBA) — How lodern can you make an antique? Kindly, grey David Lynn, Archl- ect of the Capitol, hopes he final- y has the answer. On one side he's been merci- essly pressured by a crowd whose reed is, "Don't plug up a worm- Lole in yonder venerable edifice.' They would preserve every tobacco ,tain and spur mark in the Capitol. So what if the roof falls in? It'll make it more historic than ever. On the other side he's been nagged by the brash modems who want built-in television lighting, air conditioning with humidity control, comfortable seats, fireproof walls and collapse-proof rofs. Since long before the war Lynn has been pleading with the Con- Sressmen to let his make the Capitol a safer and more comfortable place In which to legislate. The i>est he could talk them into ha been the reinforcement of the roofs and ceilings of the Senate anc House chambers with ugly steel girders. * • * But at last they've consented to some improvements. In July, thi workmen will be ready to swarm all over the place and ,try to ef feet the great compromise be tween the antique lovers and the moderns which Lynn has workei out. ^It's planned to do half tin job during this summer's; reces and the other half next summer The cost will be about $5,000.000 Brand new roofs over both th Senate and House are the bigges parts of the project. They wi: replace the sagging skylight which now are the only protectlo against rain and sun-afforded fo the legislators' heads. The ne 1 roofs will be reinforced concrete The ceilings will mostly be of larg stainless steel plates for the cente sections, witn painted plaster fo the sides. Lynn describes part of 1 'In the center of the ceiling wi be introduced an ornamental ro setle. the field of which will be o carved shatter-proof glass illumin ated from above so as.to furnish visible source of direct light. Th light is only for the sake of ap pearance. The actual lighting the floor will be accomplished reflected light from the ceiling, th source of which will be light outle arranged around the perimeter the cove." For (heir own reasons the sena tors have never permitted a pii lie address system to be installs In their chamber. In the remoc eling, however, they have permi ted Lynn to put in the cables f one in case they change their Hal Boyto's Column— Germany of Toe/ay Is World Capital of Postwar Optimism B? Hal B«yk> BERLIN, June 13— (/PI—Vert In defeated Germany la the world cap- '^he'r,^'u"eat~ Washing, * «>*>«<* by th. vanquished. T ton, Paris, London and Moscow. '>' ««pt1ng that division now, Tliere appears to be \less uneasiness here. . The biggest single impression a postwar visitor gets now Is that the defeated are not so worried today as their conquerors. They see better times. I\jr the current International tug. of-peace over the fate of his country our tide." No longer do th* conquerors say they can't afford to let themselves Tacit. they court the conquererd. in defeat, Qer" many Is today more united than the nations who whipped her. For she knows vhat ahe wants. She wants to be Germany again, the springboard of European decision. In a way. Germany Is on the HOUSE CLEANING: Steel beams and squeaky chairs in the midst of which these workmen spruced up the Capitol for 1919 will soon be (one in the first big alteration Job since 1859. minds. Lack of a P.A. system sometimes makes It difficult for persons in the galleries to hear what's 5olng on and for the senators to riear each other. But Lynn hopes that the new acoustical tile which will be used to line the gallery and chamber, and the new squeakproof seats in the visitors* gallery, will help everyone to hear what Is being said oh the floor. The present House amplifying system, it has been said, gives some members headaches after Any of particularly heavy debate. The new one will have small loudspeakers concealed behind grilled panels on the walls instead of one big one suspended from the ceiling * * « Tn addition to providing more comfortable seats in the House the sealing arrangement, will be improved. Two aisles will be eliminated, increasing the number o" seats to 448 and bringing the flooi arrangement in more direct vle» of the Speaker. Rubber tile will be put under the rugs on the floors md fireproof material will be used n the walls. Photographers, nevisreel and .elevision men have never been allowed to work in the Senate chamber. In the House they have only been let In for special events, which Involves a lot, of costly, :emporary lighting. Lynn says he plans to put in enough fixtures in the House to take care of any extra lighting needed for such occasions. So far. since the government started building it, the Capitol has cost about $18.000,000. The cornerstone was laid by George Washington in 1793. The Sena/2 wing was completed in .,1800, the House wing In 1801. In 1812 the British burned most of it down and by 1819 it was repaired. An arcade and the dome were built In 1827, and in 1857 nnd 1859 the whole building greatly enlarged. This summer's work will be the most extensive alteration since that time. has given back the average German something he lost when his nation collapsed In military and iwlitlcal chaos In 1945. He has regained a feeling of Importance, the thing the German likes best. He has the knowledge that where East and West once met in victory they now meet In mutual fear. He Is enjoying the odd pleasure of being courted from two directions simultaneously instead of having to fight simultaneously in two directions. And this is a flattering gift of peace indeed to a nation that In a single generation lost two war bids for world dominance because it got Itself in the classic military dilemma—having to fight fore and aft at the same time. Three years ago, when I last came here, the victors' prevailing philosophy, left over from wartime unity, was: "Germany is trying to divide the allies—split them Into two camps." Today the underlying feeling appears to be: We must win the Germans to For In th* wuwtpt rubbto at th* *t tunbl* for world dominie*. thi oermwu v* la or* wsjr ftroof n than (ithsr th* RuaiUn* or th* American*. That U becmuM th* Ruwtau taA Americans ar» afraid of Mefa <*h«r and the Oennaru ar» unafraid, w long M thl« if tnu of dUur. The Germ ins feel they ajon* wa buy themselves back •rmttMlr?. They know ft md they lev* tt. And peace swings again, u It luu for a hundred years, on Uw king* at the Teuton. auction block. But who can buy her? The muscular military power of Russia, the old neighbor enemy to the East? Or the strong boy of the Western world—America? Probably neither can do so perm- Tetli Tratm Nine new Insect pett* hay* carried to Hawaii from Pacific i»- lanrf* by airplane* stopping to refuel. If these Insects spread, it i* estimated that they can e*,u*e an. annual damage of HO.OOO.OOO to Hawaiian crope. Read OourUr New* Want Ad*. Don't decide on a NEVER So Much Beauty . . . So Much Fire . . . IN A FINS DIAMOND RIN fo' $ sterling pattern until you ve seen Prelude in Luxora Scouts Handle City Affairs for a Day LUXORA, Ark., June 13.—Local Troop No. 35 of the Boy Scouts of America assumed the administra- :ive reins of the city government lere last Thursday for a full day. Mayor E. R. Bogan surrendered his :itle as mayor to Bill Ray Tucker. Serving as aides to Bill Ray were W. E. Head, Jr., as municipal court judge, Harold Hill as city attorney, and Joe Bob Gentry as chief of police. Serving as police patrolmen were Billy Thweatt, Bobby Tate, Bobby Holllnger, Peanut Holllnger. and John Poteet. The purpose of this annual event was to practice the theories of civil administration, and to raise funds for the Scout encampment to be held at Hardy June 19 to 24. A totaj of $37.50 In fines was assessed on cases made by the alert patrolmen for offenses of jaywalking, illegal parking, running stop signs, speeding, and resisting arrest. J. S. Olive is the scoutmaster of the local troop. Poisonous Mushrooms Fatal to Girl, Two CONWAY, Ark., June 13. UP) — Eating poisonous mushrooms brought death to a two-year-old farm girl Saturday and made three other members of her family 111. Tile J.E. Pitts family oi near the Mayflower Community had a dinner of the mushrooms, picked near their home. Thursday night, Mr. and Mrs. Pitts and two of their children became 111 yesterday and were brought to a Conway hospital. Allie Novella Pitts, two. died. Her ten-year-old brother. Burl Wayne, is In a critical condition. The parents were stricken less seriously. Three other Pitts children did not eat any of the mushrooms. The cause of the little girl's denth was reported by Faulkner Counts Coroner Robert A. McNutt. Washington Educator Joins U. of A. Staff FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., — Dr. Reginald Parker of Washington, D.C., has been named visiting professor of law in the University of Arkansas School of Law during the 1949-50 school year. .Dean Robert A. Leflar announced today. Dr. Parker, wiio has served on the staffs of a number of colleges and universities, is teaching this summer at the University of Idaho. Dr. Parker is a native of Phoenicia, N. Y., but was. reared in Vienna, Austria, where his father was stationed in the United States diplomatic service. He received the degree of doctor of juris from the University of Vienna and subsequently practiced law for a number of years In Austria. PILGRIM WEARS MEDIEVAL DRF.SS LISIEUX, FRANCE—M>j—Henri Metz, and bu-year-old Bavarian who lived for many years In France, parsed through here* recfently"'6n a pilgrimage which he' says will also take him to Lourdes. Padua and Rome. According to the newspaper "Republtque du Sud-Ouest". Metz. who wears the clothing of a Medieval pilgrim and carries a long staff, hopes to cover more than 5,000 miles at the rate of 22 miles a day. He says he is making the pilgrimage for world peace and to advocate release of all imprisoned bishops and priests. 4 A YEAR ? TO PAY. . DHEIFIS Meet llrtifm . . . Wear tlianondi 'UK \\LVI' \l\l\ ITHU II HIHFHIt. KlmnitU Ui 110 DHEIFIS I M MTIMfVMU, * Shower baths were used by the ancient Greeks. THE SECRET OF A BRIGHTER, CLEANER WASH S«nd your clothes to the Blylheville Laundry and they'll come back to you cleaner, brighter than ever before. Bat that's not all Your elothee will last longer because they're treated carefully, gently ... an important consideration today when it's so expensive to replace them. Next time call RlytNeville Laundry and you'll discover what we mean by really "good laundry service." Blytheville Laundry & Cleaners Phone 4418 USED TRACTORS Come In and See These Today? 1—1915 Ford Tractor, completely reconditioned with Genuine Ford parts, new tires. Thte tractor i> priced to meet your pocket book. 1—1M€ Ford Tractor, very good condition, new tires. This is a real value for the progressive farmer. I —19H Ford Tractor, excellent worfcinf condition, new set of tires and new paint. See today! t—IMS "B- Famuli In fine condition with cultivator, SI inch bottom plow, ready to work jvmr fields. 1—1*45 Ford Tractor, motor jnst overhauled with new Ford parts. New tires. Come in and see this machine today. Eosy-To-Poy Fall Terms Arranged • Hor* Your Tractor Repaired or Completely Reconditioned on our Convenient Fall Terms. Russell Phillips Tractor Co. Highway 61 South Allen Hardin, Manager Blytheville, Arkansas Phone 2171 // Year Htwtfapir CanltJ m Hntiln That m Numbtr »f Big Corper«f/«» W»r» AUt t» Fscopt a Billin Dtllart I* ftoW /«<«•• r«r... What WnU Yn 5or? Well, in the first place, you'd probably write your Congressman > jcorcher! Quite properly asking— ''How come?" I Yet tax-exempt commercial enterprise! such n co-operative corporations, government businesses, to-called "trusts," and the like are permitted each year to avoid ONE BILLION DOLLARS in federal income taxes. For example, co-ops, alone, do 17 billions in business and make profits of an estimated billion dollars on which they pay litde or no federal income taxes like other business pays. Other commercial tax-exempts are comparable. • Congress is looking for MOKE government revenue . to the tune of somt four billion dollars. Plans ar* t being made to increase income taxes on present taxpayer*. Every income taxpayer should DEMAND thit Congress • tax ihe untaxed FIRST before adding mort . income taxes onto those already paying more than their share. Contact your Congressman NOW. Tell him to TAX THE UNTAXED FIRST! m : National Tax V Equality Association

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