The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 27, 1949 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 27, 1949
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1949 Plea in Old Case U.S. Income Tax Fraud Admitted in Court by Denver Oil Operator DENVER, Sept. "27-W-Agln- H»nry .M. Blackmer, who fledI to" Europe to escape .testifying In the leapot Dome oil .scandal yesterday-, Pleaded guilty In u.s, District Court o an Indictment charging income tax evasion. District Attorney Ma x Bulkley 'hen, moved that four perjury in- iictments pending against the 80- 5ear-old man be. dismissed because °i insufficient evidence. But circuit Judge orrie L. phll- "Ps declined to go along with the Jira.iigement. Immediately. He said *t would, make a thorough study « the case, to "satisfy, my own Judgment, and conscience" before dropping; the perjury cases. He He/erred sentence on the in- come'tax plea and released Blackmer under $5,000 bond. The defendant's attorney, Harold D. Roberts, said Blackmer could not, remain In Denver's mile-high attitude because of the condition of his hit n and wanted to return to Boston He has been taking medical treatment Judge Phillips agreed that Blackmer could go to'Boston, but ordered him, to keep-the court advised of his whereabouts. The judge said it would take him at. least 30 days to conclude his investigation in the case. Blackmer was charged with in-conic .lax evasion and perjury in tax-returns filed from-1020 through 1923: .'He has paid S3 570,784 back taxes and penalties. When it was learned that Blackmer would return voluntarily from his self-imposed exile, there were reports that the government had made-a "deal" .with' him. This was denied last week by his attorneys. Bui Bulkley told the court today that-llie attorney general's office had agreed to dismiss the perjury cases If Blackmer would plead guilty to Lax evasion, and Blackmcr had consented to the arrangement. Ifucfge Suggests New ~5tate Penal Institution LITTLE ROCK, Sept.. 27. (IP) — 1 Piilaskl Circuit Judge Gus Fulk thinks Arkansas should hsve an intermediate. institution between the state penitentiary and mental hospital for convicted felons. He told the September grand jurv yesterday that it was a '"great in- ji'stice" not to have a place to treat borderline psychosis, in cases where "probation does not fit, or total insanity Is not present, or where a penitentiary sentence woiild be cruel." " * ' ' The Judge said "the state ste-Id bmld a wall between these persons and society, but should give them occupational therapy such as is provided for civilian victims of mental disorders and let them go only when it becomes safe for them to be outside." _ CLASSY CHASSIS - Hollywood starlet Peggie Castle received Hie descriptive title of "Miss Classy Chassis ot 1949" from some experts on the subject — •members o[ the United Aulo Workers Union of seven western states. Nice picking, boys. Truman Schedules .. Missouri Journey - • WASHINGTON. Sept. 27. !.<Pj _ President Truman will. f 15'. to St Louis Wednesday to attend a -Ma sonic celebration. He already ha an engagement to sneak al Kansa | City Thursday night.' High administration sources dls closed that Mr. Truman, a fo"rme gr.ind master of the Missouri Grant Lodge of Masons, .will stay at SI Louis Wednesday night and will in stall grand Indee officers in a cere inony Thursday morning. From St. Louis he will fly to Kansas City Thursday afternoon His speech that night at ?:3fl p.m (CST) Is to be at a tcstimonia dinner f"' William M. Bovle Jr new Democratic national chairman and a former Kansas City police official. •Mr. Truman will not sneak from « prepared (ext, but will talk .extemporaneously with the /use o some, notes. * •., . . He will return to Washington the next day, Friday, in time to be back at 6:15 p.m. (EST). Mr. Truman will speak Prldaj night by radio over major networks from the White House In ccm.iec- tion with the Community Chest campaign. »r Diamonds «, UllHYHU Ui IIUUUN Demos Will Try To Gel America Out of the Red WASHINGTON, Sept. 27—</!•)_ IJemociaiic congressional leaders Indicated yesterday that they will make a concerted drive next .'year to get the federal treasury out of the red—even II it takes an Increase In taxes. . Speaker Rayburn hinted at Ihis possibility after a While House call. He told a reporter the House definitely will act, before adjournment of the present session, 'on legislation expanding the federal social security program. However; the Senate Is not expected to act on this bill until 1950. Rayburn said one reason for seeking House action on social security expansion is to clear the track for the House Ways and Means Committee to get down to work early next year on a general re- BLYTHEVIIXE (ARK.y COUR1BB NEWS I urop* Will Bumper Wheat Crop ' PARIS, 'Sept n (P) — Europe looks for»ard to a bumper H>4j nheat crop aDprpachlng the yieJd of prewar years • An Associated' Press survey of 14 countries disclosed that exl»rtii estimate the current harvest will top eien Ust year'j crop, despite long summer droughts. i Only t»o enter European countries mere included In th* survey, because most Iron curtain countries ha\e made It a crime to disclow crop estimates. Europe's wheat production in-1948 was 36,800,000 - tons.' This -wai to 5 per cent of the l»34 38 average total Both totals exclude Russia which refuses to furnish figure*. vision of tax statutes.' The committee handles-both, social security and fix legislation TK» tloin moVn th« dtffortne* In DYA.N- SHINE Slain Pasta Pol,*. It aduoliy ifoiiw rich, tru« color Into A« UolUr, tonne »>»» and (ad«d ipo»i to Mi* r«ol iho* color! DYANSHIN6 k~P< brown Ao« brown, kM<x blcck iho«i black... and givx a hard, brilliant ihin>, too. DavbU action . :: double value. Emy to u». And Hiriftyl At <ood, dnj fl ; variety ilorei. Barton Mfg. Ca, Si, Louis 1 S. H.ST. Pushing For Pay Raises For Executives , WASHINGTOli,lsept *7 (JT) _ Presid*nt Truman t prodded the S«nat« ye»terday"to"\ote par raises toe his cabinet and top-raulcm» government lieutenant*. In » letter^ to vie. Pre.ident Barkley, Mr Trum.n said h> «as »urprls«j t» hear reports of opposi- tion to Inerwwlnt the lalariM official* in' »xecut!v« posltlonj. -"I urge the S«nat«,";th« Prtsldent wrote, "to act favorably upon tlit* legislation Which : : j»Ul do «o much to help me in prept^ly discharglof the dutlet:of my office." Barkley had the later read to the Senate at the opening of the day'« session. .: • ' PAGE THREE McMath Askt fxccutiy* Action on Strilct LITTLE; ROCK;-: Sept. 31. (f> _ _0overnor McMath' again appealed to Fresldent Truman'.to &i«rvia» In the Missouri Pacific strike -^ And he was told by.pfeiiw'eriti.l assistant John F. s't'«lmah,'a rit- tlve Arkansan, that the President I« doing "evirythlng poKlblt'^eb mediate the strike. • "... McMath told' Steelman; >ho •• U t- K«n government service u concilia^ tor for the Arkansas Labor' Department that because of the shortage of railroad transportation In Ark- amas, the aUte'.b harder'hit by the strike than. any of the o'lher nine states Involved. YOU CAN WIN $1,000 in Blytrtcvilie's Annual ' Natal CottonMking Contest 'Clip Out and Send In This Entry Blank f ^m'BlMK""''" National Cotton Picking Contest P. 0. Box 707 $1,000 First Prix. Tola! 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