The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1950 BLVTHEVTTX1! (ArVK.V COURIER NEWS Missouri Violence Sped Crime Check, Senator Declares Bj Don Whitehead 4 WASHINGTON, April 12. (ff) _ Senator Brewster (R-Me) said today that violence In President Truman's home state forced Democrat- Senate leaders to approve a J150.- crlme Investigation. On the other hand, Senator Lucas of Illinois, the Democratic leader, declared that "we haven't been dragging our feet" on an Investigation. He said the Senate Inquiry group will make a full Investigation of crime syndicates operating In interstate commerce. Senator Kefauver (D-Tcnn), who Is expected to direct the Investigation, told reporters: "I don't think any attempt will be made to make political capital of the investigation one way or another." He added as far as he is concerned, there'll be "no shying away" from Kansas City, Mo. flinagrto Slayinff Brnwstcr told a reporter the Kansas City slaying of Democratic leader Charles Blnaggio and his ex- convict musclemnn was Involved In the decision to set up a special five- man Senate investigating committee. Tlie Maine senator said Senate Democrats had delayed for three months taking any action on crime Inquiry. "The Kansas City developments made It too hot for them to delay any longer," Brewster said. He Is chairman of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee. Democratic leaders agreed yesterday to telescope two proposed crime and gambling inquiries into a sin- t investigation. This move fore- lied a threatened open clash be- een the Senate judiciary committee and the Senate commerce committee—each planning its own separate inquiry, and proposing a $50,000 budget apiece. Resolution to Senate A resolution will be given to the Senate in a day or so, Kefauver said, to authorize Vice Fresideni Barkley to appoint the Investigators—three Democrats and two Republicans. Kefauver predicted the resolution will be broad enough to cover crime syndicate operations and what corrupting influences they may have on local law enforcement agencies He added the investigation will run through the summer and fall am that the committee will report 01 Its findings next January. :; . Approval Expected ""The resolution is expected to re ceive'Senate approval •—but some OOP senators, are primed for an . attack on the move which shifts th inquiry into the hands of a Jive j^aah group. ~ '^Senator Ferguson (R-MicM tolr reporters the Democrats are tryinp to squeeze him out of the investiga Hon. Kefauver contended there hi been no effort to push anyone 01 of the Investigation. He said an members of the judiciary and com merce groups will be welcome t • ttend hearings and question wit nesses if they desired. He indicated the emphasis wil be put on investigating gamblin] syndicates operating In Interstate commerce. "The crime reports say that gambling is the financial back bone of crime operations," Kefauve said. Uncle Sam Tosses Tax Lien at Jailed Woman's $65,000 ATLANTA. April 12. (/V) — Th. federal government tossed a $50,58 tax lien at a 50-year-old woman who went to Jail carrying J65.000 Ir * flour sack after she was arreste on a liquor charge. The tax Hen was filed again? Mrs. Elizabeth Spears yesterda Just before she waived a hearin on a charge of possessing non-ta paid whisky. |"A. person works hard all the! ^fe and then when you get old the try to take it away from you," com mented Mrs. Spears, who also face a state charge of selling liquor with out a license. - - She.had come by the money hon estly, she said — "mostly throug: . pinball and juke box machines." She kept the money with her be cause she didn't trust banks, «h added. FBI Starts Check On Money Bags For Brinks Tie-In BALTIMORE, April 12. Wj—The FBI .began checking today to we ( six money bags—rone with markings ol the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston—found in a pursued car have any connection with the $1,000,000 Brinks holdup in Boston last January. . ' Police gave chase to a car late yesterday after it ran a red light In northeast Baltimore. Alter a short pursuit, the cruiser crowded the fleeing auto into a curb and arrested the two occupants on charges of having numbers slips in their possession. Special Agent M. W. McParlln said he was sending the bag to Boston tf permit officers there to check the marked b?g. The men arrested Identified themselves'as Earl Melvin, 21, and Willie Harris. 21.'of Baltimore. Both are Negroes! They were released in ?1,000 ball each. Immediately after the Brinks holdup several leads pointed to a southward flight by the bandits, but nothing definitely substantiated this. PACT* RECEIVES WING S—Miss Eloise Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Barnes, 400 Dougan, has been awarded the wings of an airline stewardess with Chicago and Southern air lines. She is a former National Cotton Picking Contest queen, having reigned over the event in 1948. Zoo to Be Given Overgrown Gator Pets of Worker READING, Pa.. April 12. (AP) —They were only 28 inches long when they were eight years old, but now that they're 36, they're six-footers and simply too big for MIE water tank in Edward Weinhold's cellar. The babies grown up are alligators. Weinhoid, a Beading brewery worker, brought them home as pets from Jacksonville. He admitted ruefully today that Fla., 28 years ago. he must part with his pets. So, one of these bright spring days ,he plans to crate the 'gators and drive them to the zoo at Philadelphia where they'll have larger quarters. ' . The 'gators, dubbed Joe and Josie, are "as gentle as lambs," Weinhold said- except when they are hungry. They eat three to four pounds of steak-fish a day. WOMEN who feel NERVOUS caused by functional 'middle-age'! I>o you suffer from hot Rashes Weak, nervous. Irritable clammy feelings— due to the functional 'mirldle-aee' period-peculiar to women (38-52 yrs.) ? Then BO tryLycllaE.Plnk hum's Vegetable Com pound to relieve such' symptoms! 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