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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 29, 1949
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PACT TWO THE NATION TODAY Loyalty Checks on Government E mpfayes,Started Two Years Ago, Bring Dismissals for 702 Vlv lsftkMtU.1 M«.rtn..s» * ' "J. Jmmrm , CTAriOw * WASHINGTON, Sept. M. (^—President Truman's program for chteUtif do the loyalty of govenunent workers is two years old Oct. I. Thli U a brief review s of how the program came about and what's happened in these two years. Sefor* I93» the various' L *g«ncles and departments of government decided whether to employ » man on the basis of his ability character. •An old rule of the Civil Service Commission, dating-back to 1884, BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS blocked questions about religious or political beliefs of a man applying for a civil service job with the government.- 'On Aug. 2, 1939, just one month before World War II started, Congress passed the Hatch act to keep out of government employe any one ; who advocated overthrow of this country 1 * : form of government. 'There were various congressional acts and presidential orders after, along the same line, making an employe's loyalty a direct factor in his holding a government Job. fin 18« the House civil Service Committee finally suggested that a commission—made up of various government department officials— b* ; created to study ways of protecting the government against disloyal employes. .On Nov. 25, 1946 President Truman set up the commission. It made its report to him early in 1917, And on "Mirch 22, 1947 he Issued his order: creating the loyalty check program.. Money waa needed to get it started! Instead of voting the money right away, Congress played around with the idea of passing a law to establish it* own loyalty program. liable Purpose Check ^ It gate up the idea of * program of its -own and at last, in July; 1M7, voted money for the president'* program. The .program got going Oct. I, 1847. It had a double purpose:' ; . 1. To check on anyone, employed by ^the government before Oct. 1 of that yeir, whose loyalty might be in question. 2. To check on anyone looking for a> government Job alter. Oct. 1 if there was any reason to que&- ,tlon his loyalty. . Thii didn't mean the FBI would ' begin'a .full-Male investigation of everyone in »or coming into, the government. .Checks would be made on the record, of /each one to see if there was any doubtful *tu/f on tile about him. .If any.ausplciouft information was found, then the FBI made a full Investigation. ' • And toll could happen: Jones had been in government service but hi* record was clear; Later, aome on« informed the government that Jones' loyalty was questionable. An Investigation could start then. ', In -each department a loyalty board -wai established. If : any investigation disclosed doubtful information about an employe, he was called before the board. K» couM bring his own lawyer and his own witnesses but In almost no ca« would he ever be told who had gi'.en information against him, If the department, board thought he. was disloyay—or thought his loyalty was questionable—It could find him unfit for a government Job. in Employe. Weeded Out In that caae the man could appeal to the head of the government'de- partment. If turned down there, he had one 'final appeal: to a special Loyalty Review Board of 22 men appointed under Mr. Truman's program. If that board considered him unlit, he lost his Job. . >(A number of regional boards were established around the country to deal with persons looking for .work with the government,. (If a man's job application were turned down on loyalty grounds, he could appeal to one of these regional boards. If turned down there, he could appeal to a special Loyalty Heview Board.) That loyalty review board reported ytsterday that, of 332 persons whose loyalty was found questionable by the lower boards, this happened: " _ 102 were found unfit; 70 were found all right by the review board or the department heads and allowed to have their jobs; 12 were sent back to the lower boards for n rehearing; and 148 are now In the process of appealing to their department heads or the loyalty re- viewb card. There are around 2,000,000 federal employes. (Employes of the Atomic Energy Commission and civilian employes of the Army do not come under this loyalty program. The AEC and the army have their own programs for loyalty checking.) More Comfort Wearing FALSE TEETH Here U a way to overcome loose plate discomfort FAS- TEETH, an Improved powder, sprinkled on upper and lower plates holds them firmer so that they reel more comfortable No gummy gooey, pasty taste or feeling It's alkaline inon-acld) Does not soui Checks "plate odor" (denture breath) Gel FASTEm™ today at any drug store.- Soybean Sacks ntw 10 01. FALL SEEDS Alfalfa, Rye, Wheat, Oats &.Vetch •LYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. 1800 \V.'Main S(. Phone 856 - 857 Young Laundry Worker Held for Blaze or School PORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 29— (Pi —Police last, night arrested a young laundry worker who said he set fire to a school building to burn up'a nqle he had written. The youih, Hersctiel ManueL 17, was held on an open charge for questioning in starting a fire at the Albert pike Grade School |-<;re last Saturday night. Two rooms of the building were gutted and two firemen were.injured fighting the blaze. Chief of Police Pink Shaw said Manuel told this story: He broke Into the school to find a-pencll and paper. He wanted to write a note to his folks that he was running away. The note was left In the school for someone to find to take to his house. After thinking It over he decided to destroy the note and upon reentering (he school couldn't find the scrap of paper. Manuel then poured kerosene on pile of papers In one of the rooms, struck a match and lefl. Chief Shaw said the youngster told hfm he decided to "just burn the schol down and be sure the note was gone." : Cotton Council Opens Office in New York MEMPHIS, Sept. 29. UP, — The National Cotton Council announced today that'll will open sales promotion offices In New York Oct. 1. The New York otfice -will direct ne wearing apparel and household section of the council's promotion "ogram, Paul M. Jones, council motion manager here, will head the office. His branch will take over promotion functions formerly performed by'the Cotlon Textile Institute. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS III Sept. 29. (AP)—(USDA)— Hogs 9,000; 5O to 15 lower than Wednesday's average; some late bids olt more; bulk of good and choice 200 260 Ibs 19.50-15; top 1975; odd lots 280-300 Ibs. 18.00-19.25; most 180-190 bs 1S.15-IS.25; 140-170 Ibs 110018.75 ;few head 100-130 Ibs 14.00-16.75; mostly 14.50 up good sows 400 Ibs down 17.00-18^5; heavier weights 5.00-16.75; slugs 12.00-14.50. Cattle 3,000; calves 1.500; dull on all classes despite relatlbcly light supply; nothing done early on steers; small killers Inking a few medium to good lightweight butcher yearlings at 19.00-24.00; cows vir- ually at standstill; bulls opening steady; medium and good 15.50-17.25; cutter and common 13.00-15.00; vestlers 1.00 higher; top 33.00 but •cry lew available; good and choice 27.00-33.00. Red Cross Crnpter home service 'or the armed forces and their families was begun during the first world war. AT SKA FOR. FIRST-HAND I.OOK-SEE—Secretary of Defense Louis A. Johnston (center) is flanked by lilgli military leaders on the deck of Hi" aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt off Cape Henry, Va., is th top brass went to sea for a first-hand Icok at operations. Left to right are: Gen. Omar N. Bradley,'chairman of Joint chiefs o[ staff; Gen. Hoyt S. Vnndcnbcrff, Air Force chief of staff; JoJhnson;' Adm. Louis E. Dcnfcld, Navy chief of staff, and Gen. J. Lawton Collins, Army chleli of stuff. (AP Wlrephoto). Arkansas Beauty Out To Conquer Washington WASHINGTON. Sept. 29. <>TH- A vivacious Arkansas beauty queen is out to conquer Washington with a charming smile and a pair of sparkling eyes. She apparently is having little trouble In doing Just that. In a matter of minutes yesterday. Miss Beverly ^Luscious) Jones of Wnrrcn. Ark., runnerup In the recent Miss Arkansas contest, sot kissed by Vice President Barkley. met ft handft'l of dignitaries and dazzled the Boston Red Sox baseball team. Barkley planted a kiss on Miss Jones' check ^fter she had presenter! him with a gavel as a tol>n of the city's appreciation for aid received following a tornado Warren last Jan. 3. She had planned to give President Truman a brochure signed by city and county officials. The President left for a two-day visit in Independence, Mo. However, Miss Jones was to call at the White House today to present the gift to some other official. About 37 per cent of U.S. farms now have telephones. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Adirondack Guide, 62, Is Convinced Woods Are the Only Place to Live INLET, N.Y. (API—There Isn't a back, I» a legend among Adirondack THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER.29, 1949 better woodsman In all the central Adirondack Mountain* than Gerald Kenwell. "Knows every deer In the hills by Its stomp," tay his rielfhborj. Kenwell Is a c»Hooted man of W with the posture of an Indian and eyes as fresh as Eden. He can still sling a fresh-killed buck deer over his shoulder and tote It milts to the hunting camp he his run for 52 years. The camp is In the center ol a 50-mile stretch of virgin wilcer- ness. Many city-bred people picture a. hunting guide as a bruin-faced, tobacco-chewing Illiterate who never had the common sense to come to town. Gerald do»n't fit Into that portrait at all. He Is a courteous, well-bred, widely read man who stayed in the woods by choice. And he has hia own opinion of people who crowd their lives out In stone cities and never wake up to the smell of balsam. "Nature out you on earth to keep busy." he said, and "you'll keep busy —or pay the penalty." Gerald doesn't have much respect for modern-day guides who go to the forest in automobiles. He likes to yarn about the real oldtlmers, and their endless resourcefulness. Two of his heroes are Fred Ktss —taken away In the prime of his youth at 84—and "French loul«," a liermit-liire Canadian lumberman who schooled Kenwell himself the lore of the woods. in Hess, «n ox-built man who could carry out (wo bucks on his broad Jack Rowtingt Speaks At Kiwanis Luncheon Jack Rawllngs, general chairman! of the loth annual National c.'ott Picking Contest, sponsored by t Blythcvlllc Jui.lor Chamber. > x. He .could use any tool, and once *ktnned a wolf with a safety pin. "Fred was what you would call a determined man," recalled Gerald. "Never would give up. Never would back awa.v from * bear either. Used to go right Into their caves alter them. "One time. Fred caught a benr making a bed of spruce bouglis in the deep snow. Fred was on snow shoe: and didn't have a gun, but he said 'I want that pear.' ' "So he tied his hatchet to a long pole and swung It at the bear, try- lug to bash In Its skull. The bear just grabbed the hatchet and aat, on-It. Then Fred tied his knife to' another pole and crept up and tried to stab the bear to death. The bear finally grabbed this pole, too, Arid I don't know who was madder—him or Fred. He tried to grab Fred, but couldn't catch him In the deep JUIOtV. "Finally Fred snowshocd back to his cabin, grabbed. up a gun and came back and got his bear." In his later years, French Louie Insisted on living alone In the "wilderness, and developed his own brand of economics. He had a garden patch and 100 hens. "I called oh him once and found one end of (he cabin piled with eggs," said Gerald. "When I asked him what he was going to do with them, he said; "'Oh, mix them with a little venison and feed them back to the hern, I guMS,'" eCrald's own father was a pioneer "*° f " Ied .In the mountains and built his own tote road 55 miles to the nearest store. Some young men once asked the elder Kenwell what was the most fearsome noise he had heard Jn Die woods. A bear's growl? A wolf's howl? The cry of a panUier; "Twasn't any of them," allowed the old man. "The wuss noise I ever heard was one winter about the last of February when I woke up and heard my wife scraping. the bottom of (lie flour barrel. "Knew I'd have to snowshoe 55 miles for more ftow." eon meeting at the Hotel Noble and last year's contest was shown by film to the group. • > \ Dr. James Guard showed the film and was narrate'. The contest'thij year will last for two days, ralhe* turn one. The first day will be mostly -parade activities, with' th« contest and dance, taking place-a» Friday. Jewel H. Lolt, manager of thi B - F. Goodrich Store, was Inducted as a new memb:r of the Klwant, by Max Lashbrook, and Arnold filler, an employee o! Sullivan Dene *" S tronsferrecl {rom 'h« Paul Lawrencj of Blylhcville was a guest of t>— club. DANCE Friday Night, Sept. 30 Music by TED FISHER and His Orchestra \ at the TWIN GABLES CLUB 90S No. 6th St. For'Reservations Phone 3984 1 Marriage Liceneses The .allowing couple obtained marriage license at tho office of Miss Elizabeth Blylhc, county "clerk, yesterday: Owen McKay nnrt Miss Lovertn Autry, both of Blytheville. Now She Shops "Cash and Carry" -^Without Painful Backach* "When disorder of kidney/unction permltc Pouonous matter to remhjn in j-our blood it n5*TcausenaKainebackache.rheum»ticp»Ens '«? wtn». lofi of pep »nd enenty, felting \tp JiBMj. twellmit. puffintii undtr the «,<„. fieidachei and dimness. Frequent or scanty p»»!iiK«s with smRrtinjr and burning sometime* shows there U something -wrong with • 0tl '' T>m -, • ur ««» «r owil Flits, a «timu!«nt diuretic, used successfully lr million, for over SO re*r«. Do.n's tl»e hjPPT ie!tef »nd will help th. 16 mile, of t ' h . POiD11S ™ t ' rr<>n ' Uve-Woter Waihing ii a new, exclusive Fiigidaire feature. 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