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Friday, April 14, 1950
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PAGE en BLtTHRVlLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1950 Hawaii Delegate Silent to Probers Convention Member Refuses to Say If H« (s Communist By Ro.v Essojan ' HONOLULU, April 14. Ifl — A •member of Hawaii's constitutional convention refused to "tell the House ' UnAmerican Activities Committee • yesterday If he Is or was a Comi munlst. Thus Frank G, Silva, business agent at Ksuai for Harry Bridges' CIO International Longshoremen's • and Warehousemen's union, became ' the fifth witness to defy the com- 'mlttee at its Hawaii hearing. Chalr- • man Waller (D-Pa) said contempt ' citations would be filed against them in Washington. Along with Him Open to contempt action along '•with .him are Jack Hail, Hawaii boss of Bridges' union; Wilfred Oka, Democratic Party secretary and former ILWU organizer; Charles K. Fujimoto, chairman of Hawaii's '• Communist Party, and Ralph Tok- linaga, former president of an ILWU local. Attorneys for the union have announced the contempt citations will • be the basis for a new challenge of the committee's right to ask the Communist question. This right was upheld Monday by the U. S. Supreme Court in the case of 10 Hollywood movie writers. Silva hurried to the hearing from the constitutional convention hall. After refusing to answer, he handed the press a statement denying '. he ever had been a Communist. He said a denial before the committee would be useless because "perjured testimony by witnesses out to get me could still cause a lot of trou- • ble." Izuka Returns Then Communist Ichiro Izuka re! turned and testified SHva once • showed.him a party card and told him he (Silva) had been a Communist for some time, Fujimoto himself had announced ; in 1048 that he was taking over the chairmanship of the Cominun- dst Party. Yet he refused to tell •the committee if he was or had been a Communist. The hearing broke into laughter when he also refused to Idntify his own picture in a^ newspaper of 1948 carrying the announcement. Fujimoto laughed too. So did Chairman Walter. Then Walter toid Fujimoto: "This isn't so funny as you think It is." FRANKFURT HOME AND BUSINESS IN RUINS—With his family quartered in a "home- fashioned from rubble. Anton Slrack conducts a business in scrap iron on the sidewalk outside the dwelling in Frankfurt. Germany. The scrap Iron, along with Strack's livelihood, comes from war-ruined buildings. Despite their own plight, the residents seem to have been sentimental enough to erect a bird-house over their wretched shelter. (Photo by NEA-Acme staff correspondent Werner W. Chrislrnann.) Chrysler Strike Slows Industry WEST HELENA, Ark., April 14. fP)—The current strike of the United Auto Workers CCIO) against Chrysler Corporation has slowed down a local Industry. All but about a third of the normal work force of more than 1,000 has been laid off at the Pekln Woods Products Company, which produces wood parts for Chrysler Vehicles. • General Manager John Stucker Mid nothing bad been shipped to Chrysler in 80 days. Stucker refused to speculate on future operation. By Mrrrlll Englund Al' NcwsFeatures VIRGINIA CITY, Mont.—They re turning back the clock 86 years ere—to the days when Virginia jity was Montana's territorial capi- al, Jumping-off place for the Aldr Gulch gold strike, headquarters f the Vigilantes and "the liveliest own west of St. Louts." In six years, State Sen. Charles .. Bovey and his wife. Sue, have estored much of the main street. If that notorious early day bandit, lenry Plummer, were to come back, e'd feel pretty much at home here oday. Plummer—the Vigilantes hanged lim—could go through the swing- ng doors Into the Bale of Hiiy Sa- oon, pound on a bar nearly 100 'ears oid and demand a slug of vhlsky, Just RS he did when he was heriff of nearby Bannack, while 00 of his , road agents terriorizcd ravelers on the mountain trails around the town. He could eat at the Wells Fargo Joffee Shop, and put up at the •'alrweather Inn, named after Bill T'airweather, one of the prospectors Watchman Drowns In Tug Sinking PUKLOUIS. April 14. (0*1 — A •mall tugboat used as a dredge tender sank in the Mississippi River Junt north of St. Louis early today, drowning Prank Belts, a watchman The McWilliams Dredging Co.. owner of the boat, said Belts was the only person on board. His body was recovered by Charles Delps, a diver. Cause of the accident had no been determined, the ^fcnpany reported. Negro PTA Officials Here Get County Posts Susie Cummings, president of th Harrison Negro School Paren Teachers Association in Blythevill has been appointed president of th Mississippi County PTA unit 1 ;, ani Ethel Mills, president of the Rob inson Negro School PTA in Blythe ville has been named on the pro gram committee for the county. The appointments were maclc a a state meeting in Little Rock th: week, where more than 03 PT. groups were represented. Both al tended the state meeting. Rebuilt Frontier Town Relives the Wild West cry—where tall laics are spun over copper pitchers of beer In the lapel, Is also "good for pinkeye and distemper." The. coffee ship—where buffalo, elk and venison steaks are served. Ths Wells Fargo Ticket Office, complete even to an old territorial map of the United States, A general merchandise store, which carries candle light. The Montana Post building, where this state's first newspaper was published. Right at the moment, Bovey Is ooklng for a jail. The original was converted Into a house shortly after was built. '"They didn't need iiuch space for a. Jail )n these days," Bovey says, "Just one room and a oil of rope." When he finds a Jail, ie'11 move it here. Instead of a Jail, Virginia Ctty lad—nnri has — "Boot Hill," the •Cemetery, where five highwaymen were buried after the Vigilantes hanged them. Except for the hotel, saloon and Coffee shop, most of the establish- who made the original strike at Alder Gulch, only 1 i]2 miles from lere. ' Bovey—slim, balding, well-to-do 'until I got Involved in this"), ooked Virginia Ctty over In 1&43. Before that, he and his wife had >uilb "Old Town," a repltca of rentier village on the fairgrounds at Great Falta. "I got the Idea of jetting up a 'rnotler town after visiting Henry Ford's Greenfield Village," Bovey says. "Never did care much for history out of a book—I want Ib alive with action and excitement Have grudge against museums—things under .glass look too dead. They don't mean much." Virginia City is. about 80 mile.': southeast of Butte on Montana highway 34. When the Bovey s founc the Mndison County seat town, the historical part of it was busy falling apart. That's all over now. The main street Is Wallace street —"not named after Henry," say: Bovey, "but for an old pioneer." II now includes: The Fair weather Inn, a two-slory hotel, where the only concession to the years has been in the plumbing department. Rank's Drugstore—oldest in thi state—complete with bottles of oil medicines, like "Folcy'.s Kidne Remedy," which, according to a! the pioneer women's needs — from hair ribbons to false teeth. An assay office, where gold was tested. It includes a pair of scales and samples of Rold dust. The Brewery Gardens—a restoration of the original Gilbert Brew- barber a long time to finish the guy ahead of me." Bovey wants more live people tr his part of town. He's thinking o bringing in a blacksmith and a jeweler. He also has started build Ing a small hotel at the nearb ghost town of Nevada City ,fn Aide Gulch. Then he can run a stage coach daily the 1 1J2 miles betwee the two hotels. Bovey Inherited a lot of money made a lot more. Ke's the son of c C. Bovey of Minneapolis, a direc tor of General Mills. Charley cam to Montana in 1926 with order from his father to live simply. He went In for wheat, sheep an cattle. He financed hts Virginia Git venture by .selling a cattle rancl then the sheep ranch—"and Su keeps reminding me there's on! one ranch left," Bovey says. He h: 2,500 acres of wheat near Grea menti on main street are peopled by dumm 1 es, dressed to the mln- utest detail in the clothing of their ,lme. Next to the Bale of Hay, for cat- ample, Ls a barber ship—where the figure of a barber bends over the wax ri«mmy--':6f"a bearded customer, Ons nlght/ffiot""too long ago, the BH's bartender .noticed that a tourist would come in for a quick drink and then leave—to return in a few minutes and repeat the performance. "What's up " he finally asked the man. "I'm waiting for a shave," the man said, "but gee, Ifs taking that HYC ALUMINUM CH4MHEY COVERS Irime Group r o Spot Check Several Cities WASHINGTON, April M. WV- enator Kefauver (D-Tenn) said xlay members of a proposed Scn- te crime investigation Committee ill visit several cities to conduct n-the-spot surveys of criminal act- itics. Kefauver, who Is slated to head te $150,00 Inquiry aprovcd by the icmocratlc leadership did not Id- ntify the cities. But he has said Ihe investigation ould not "shy away" from Knnsas Ity, Mo, Republicans have been ging a probe of conditions there, lowing the murder of a Kansas ity Democratic Icat'er, Charts Blag gio. President Truman told his news onference yesterday that the crime rob!em is nation-wide and not re- ricted to Kansas Ctty. Kefauver old reporters he agreed with the ^resident. 'Hie Tennessee lawmaker said e would do his best to keep politics ut of the Inquiry and stick to )e main job of tracking down pcrations of crime syndicates op- rating In Interstate commerce. lie aid he expects the committee to o its traveling during the sum- icr and fall. Kefauver has drafted a. new res- •lution which would place the in- 'estigatiou in the hands of a specia' ivc-man committee instead of tin Senate Judiciary Committee as or glnally proposed. The committee, to be appointee Vice "President Barkley, wouli lave until next January.3 to mak t,s report to the Senate Keafuve said a separate resolution will be drafted to give the group authorlt :o hire a $20,QOO-a-year counsel. Falls. But Virginia City Is beginning t pay out—50.000 tourists visited th town in 1£M8. and last year the totaled between 80,000 and" lOO.OOt They weren't gypped, either. Doi ble rooms, with bath, at the Pair weather Inn bring $fi a night, good steak at the coffee shop goes lor $2. A shot of whisky at the Bale of Hay !s worth from "one bit, two for two-bits," on up. CANDIDATE—Kenneth S. Suler of joiner (above) today announced his candidacy for stale .representative from Mississippi County. He will seek the post Held by Leslie N. Speck of Osceola, who v/ill not seek re-election this year. One of the oldest Congregationa church bodies in New York Is Lha it Orient, Long Island, organized n 1735. »8 Million Fire Blamed on Jap Truck Driver TOKYO, April 14. m—An 18- year-old Japanese truck driver today was charged with responsibility 'or an $8,000,000 fire In the seaside resort of Ataml, 65 miles southwest of here. Police said he carelessly dropped a cigarette near a gasoline tank at a waterfront warehouse yesterday. They estimated the fire, brought under control seven hours later, destroyed 1.600 houses. Five thousand persons were homeless and SCO injured. Most of the business district and 40 large Inns were destroyed. . The U. S. Axmy maintains two rest hotels in Atami, but both were iinda taged. Ataml Is a city oj 35.000. "Say It With Flowers" BLVTHEVILLE FLOWER MART Memphb Hiwa; Phone «OZ For Improved KIDNEY FUNCTION In a majority of cases gated in several hospitals enV clinics, subnormal Kidney function was improved, Bladder pain and discomfort reduced afler the use of Mountain Volley Water. K your doctor has diagnosed your condition a: functional Kidney Impairment this natural, untreated mineral water may be very beneficial. Try it for a few weeks. H u delicious, pure-tasting, and may be consumed freely. Crosstown Whiskey Shop Main & Division Mountain Valley J ur_«__ ^—7= — ~r BUILDERS SUPPLY CO., Inc. So. Hiway 61 Phone 2434 SHOE REPAIRING SAVES MONEY! Prompt Service Expert'Workmanship 121 W. M« I N ST. FISHING? We can furnish jun with evcrylhliiR you need for yood fishing. Will buy any amount of roaches. DIXIELAND BAITERY 511 Chick. Ph. .1303 STOP! LOOK! FREE INSPECTION! Do You Know if Termites Are Ruining Your Property? Government Statistic! 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