The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 17, 1949
Page 12
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BUrTHETCLLB CAUL? POWMEK MZW» FRIDAY, IT, Loyalty Claimed By Judiih Coplon Spy Sucp«ct Tok«t WitMM Stand In KUr Own Defense PABHTNOTON, .Tune 17. (ft — Judith Coplon swore today that "I h»v* ilway« b«n loyal lo the United State*." Appearing at her own star wit- nau in defense against espionage charges, she wax a-sked if she signed a loyalty pledge while working as a political analyst in tlie Justice Department. She .said that she did and added the avowal of loyalty. Defense Attorney Archibald Palmer asVed her It there was any other country that she wanted to go tn. "No, except on a vacation." she replied. "Here is want to live and die and have and raise your children!" -YM.' The testimony was an extension of Miss Ooplon's denial yesterday that she ever was a Communist or ever gave government secrets to Valentine A. Gubitchev, the Russian with whom she was arrested in New York March 4. Admits Komanre Federal agents said they found secret counter-espionage material from Justice Department files in her purse. She explained her association with Gubitchev as a romantl though klssless—one. and denied she had ever committed any offense against this country. Palmer took her through a long explanation of the work of the Justice Department's foreign agents registration section, where she worked. Then he brought up Amtorg, the Russian trading orga- nisation. Miss Coplon had notes from an FBI "decoy" report on Amtorg ir her purse when she was arrested. I contained the "admittedly fake' statement that two high-placed officials of the Soviet agency had become FBI informants. Miss Coplon said she worked on the Amtorg case In connection witl the Justice Department's Invest! Ration to determine whether It hai violated the law by failing to file a. a foreign agent. She said she was primarily inter •uted in Amtorg from tile stand point of "possible economic espion «ge." Waitkus Says Shooting Wat Like 'Bad Dream;' Girl under $25,000 Bon: CHICAGO, June 17 IfP/— Brid Wiitkus. in his firiij meeting", wit reporter* since a bobby-soxer sho him early Wednesday, described th escape today a.^ "all like a ha dream." The Philadelphia Phillies' sla first baseman sat propped up i his hospital bed—four large stack of letters from lans at his sirte— and laughed and joked with porters about the shooting. "I don't know what got into tha •illy honey." lie said. "Why pic on a Viice guy like me." The "silly honey" i.s Ttulh An Bteinhagen. 19-year-old typist, wl worshipped the ballplayer from afa for two years, summoned him to he hotel room and wounded him se loiisly with > .22 caliber rifle. The Felony court yesterday o. dered a mental examination tor 11 girl when she was arraigned and placed on $23,000 cash bond on a charge of assault with intent to murder Waitkus. ~~- Scout Camp Often Safer Than Boy's Home Town, Doctor Says Outdoor camps under constant supervision and medical care, such as are offered by the Boy ScouU, are probably safer places for boys in summer tlian are their own communities, Dr. L. D. Massey, Osceola physician, told Scouters of South Mississippi County District last night. Dr. Masscy's statement was en- r.sed by the Scout groups during eir regular meeting at Osceola's gli school. Dr. Massey is head of e Health and Safety Committee of c district. Heads of various Osceola civic ubs joined with the Scouters in leir meeting. Guests Included mrles Jolliff, Louis George, Dane ergus, Dryant Hendon, Faber liilc, Bill McMath, D. N. Morris nd Leslie E. Speck. Other committee reports were lade by Woslon Ellis, head of EIGHT-OUNCE BABY A BATTLER—I' your mailman brought you eight letters today, their combined weight would be about what Grace Louese Cotton weighed two days after she was born June 3 in Cleveland, O. Tiniest premature baby ever to live a week in Glcnville Hospital's 41-year history, Baby Grace arrived three months early. Two days later her birth weight of a pound and six ounces slipped to eight ounces. Fighting for survival she was back to a pound and two ounces a week after her birth and doctors say she has a fair chance, Here her mother, Mrs. P.iul T. Cotton, keeps vigil at the incubator in which Grace is fed, changed and given a consent supply o( oxygen. Estes to Portray Moses in Biblical Drama Sponsored by Sorority Tim Eslcs will head the cast of characters In the Biblical drama, •The Light Eternal." [o be presented here next Thursday and Friday jnder the sponsorship of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Pill at the Blytheville "Y" auditorium. Mr. Esles will jK>f£rny Moses and Aldermen and Architect Discuss Airport Building Mayor Doyle Henderson members of the city's Airport Ad ministration Emitting couvviitt' met with Architect Adolpli F. Hen ickc at City Hall lust night to g over drawings of the 5-10.000 admit istration building to be erected the air buse. Mayor Henderson said that i fe changes in the drawing of the huih ing were made by the commit! r\ftcr these changes are made, tl dp mining, and Franklin Sanders, Organization and Extension chairman. Ellis reported that the council training course will be at Camp Cedar Valley near Hardy June 22-23. While this course is for leaden, six troops from South Missco are planning to attend summer camp at Cedar Valley. An Increase of 43 Scouts In the South Mississippi County District as compared with a year ago was reported by Mr. Sanders. Since Jan. 1, 115 new Scouts have joined the organization. Plans were also started for a camporee to be in August. Harold Ohlendorf, district chairman, presided over the meeting, attended by 26 Scouters and guests Emmett Wilson, scoutmaster o Troop 221 in Osceola, prepared barbecue ribs for refreshments. Driver f s Arrwterf following Co/fision Karl Stone of Dell Ic frw under bond today (ollowinc hi* trmt early thli moraine on a, charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. Stone was amtted after the car he was driving collided with one owned by J. D. Lunsford of Blytheville which was parked In front of Mr. Lunsford'5 home at 1317 West Ash street. Both ears were damaged considerably. According to reports Stone's ear crashed Into Mr. Lunsford's car and then careened off, Jumped the curb and ran completely through the yard of Mr. Luruford's home. Stone was arrested by Officers Herman Lane and Louis Llndennle at his home in Dell following the accident. Militaries ervices for Mother Of Osceola Woman Held Funeral services for Mrs. A. C. •liornton were to be held at 3 'clock tliis afternoon from First laptlst church, Becker Community. iear Ainory Miss. Mrs. Thornton, who died late Vednesday in Ainory, was the mo- hcr of Mrs. J C. Scurlock of Oseola and the grandmother of. Miss /ivinn Scurlock, assistant cashier of .flssissippi County Bank in Osceola. She was 81 and died at the home if a son, w. A. Thornton, in Amory ifter suffering a cerebral hemorr- lage Sunday. Her 12 children were present In Amory during her shori 'Iness. Survivors include her children, 2' randchildrcn, 14 great grandchild ren, two brothers and two sisters Mrs. SheHie Mann, 65, Dies at Grandson's Home Mrs. shcllie Mann, 65, grandmo thev of Baily Tarpley, who reside at the Berry Apartments in Ely theville, died enrly this morning a her grandson's home. CUB SCOUTS Continued from Page 1. Vallpaper Co., R. A. Porter, W. S. ohnson, O. C. Schwartz, Galnes farket, 61 Implement and Motor :o., Missco Implement. Thomas lanufacturing Co., Day Amusement Co., Charlie's Electric Service, 'epsi-Cola Bottling Co., Robinson Aimber Co., Fanners Bank and 'rust Co., First National Bank. Langston Wroten Buick Co., Percy A. Wright, Still & young Motor Co., Glin Harrison Motor and Implement Co., Smith Pontiac Co., Shelton Motor Co., Blytheville Motor Co., Nu-\Vay Laundry Cleaners, Dr. J. P. Brownson, Gay and lliiKs. Mississippi County Lumber Co., Holt Funeral Home, Sill Craw- fold, Meyer's Bakery, O. W. Coppedge, Cobb Funeral Home, Num Provision, Drelfus Jewelry Store Don Nusbaum, Builders Supply Inc., J. M. Cleveland. Pat Greer Hocott Auto Parts, Jackson Auf Parts, R. V. Terrant of Jonesboro B. F. Goodrich Store, J. V. Dates City Electric. RELIEF LAWS Continued from pag« ]. RENT CONTROL Continued from Page 1 east five years Is required for the lational economy to readjust itself fter a xar. Thus, one year remains before the five-year "cycle" of readjustment is completed. (5) 11 would be better for land- ords to put up with rent control or another year (the Rent Control Vet expires In June, 19501 than o work a Hardship on veterans, many of whom have yet to become financially readjusted. (6) There many low-Income families in Blytheville who could not afford a rent Increase with reducing the amount of income spent for food and other necessities. (7) It would have been better to have lifted rent controls a year ago when there was more "loose money" in this area. Sees Population Loss (8) If controls are meed there Is some danger of a "siphoning off" of Blytheville population to other nearby towns and cities where controls are being retained. Osceola whose City Council voted a week ago "preparedness" measures than "emergency" acts. The work relief project, so familiar In the thirties, reappeared In Dayton, o.. as early as December. Now It has spread lo at least six bigger metropolitan areas, reports the American Municipal Association. Yet, most of the state officials directly concerned with relief gave such reassuring analyses as these, from every region of the country: "A slowdown but not disturbing" (New Jersey); relief problem "well in hand" (MlnnesotaV, "not at all critical" (Wisconsin); "signs of recovery" (Maine); tight squeeze but "no crisis" (Oregon); situation "pretty good" (Arkansas); unemployment Is "largely seasonal—no alarm" "Massachusetts). In Arkansas, GOT. Sidney S. McMath says the situation is "pretty food, no emergency". Mrs. Henry Bethel), state welfare commissioner, says funds do "not begin to meet the need and ire have to confine aid almost, to the helpless." Some new problems are looming, levertheless. And some old ones Tre returning to plague states and cities which have been free from hem during the seven flush years of war and reconversion. For Instance: 1. Relief costs per relief family lave soared. Ohio says it costs ! j times as much to keep a family :olng as it did in 1942. Reasons: food costs more, hospitals cost more. Everything costs more. 2. Rents must be paid. Nowadays, landlords evict non-paying tenants. In the depression, many j>eo- pte who could'nt pay stayed on anyway because the landlord couldn't find other tenants. Now the state or city must either pay the rent or re-house homeless families 3. Longer relief rolls are embarrassing city treasuries. Already squeezed between frozen lax rev- riElng futer than other relief, ub sourt thinks It Is because womej who worked to support childr«n ax', losing Jobs. Louisiana thinks war! time marriages are breaking up. I Some states have acted for th; relief of troubled cities—or to S«aj off trouble. For example: j' Ohio last week adopted an emer| J gency law letting counties taiu bonds to pay for poor relief. In Minnesota, the legislature pro vlded state aid for counties »'hlc have small resources and are un able to handle relief costs. low authorized counties to double th permitted emergency tax levy to poor funds. Rev. Duffer Presides At Installation Service Officers of the Negro Interdenominational Alliance were Install- Mrs. Mann had been at Mr. Tnrp- c d hist night at True Light Church by the Rev. Russell Duller, pastor the Rev W. J. Fiizliugh rector of < drawing wlll he presented' to' th 50 years. ley's houie for iiboul three weeks, anil hart ben under a doctor's care since she had been here, but had been up for several days, when she became ill suddenly and died within a few minutes. Her home is in Cotton Plant, and the funeral will probably be conducted there Sunday. She had nvride her home in that vicinity for about St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, will tty Mosc*' brother. Anron. Mrs. fra Walters will be Hannah, leader of the dissenters who go over to I lie idol Baal. Mrs. George Stilwell will be Ester. The Mose.s scene will be highlighted, according to Mrs. L. Parker, a representative of the United Productions who LS directing the play, by a dance of adoration to the idol by twenty high school girls. Sally Ttie- .schtnan has been cast, in the role, of the girl the idol worshipers are planning tn offer as a sacrifice to Baal, but who is saved by Moses. Casting is still incomplete, but rehearsals are being conducted daily on the scenes where casting is complete. committee for approval. Kolt Funeral Home Is In charge. of New Liberty Baptist Church. The Rev. Mr. Duffer add ressed the audience on the topic, "God's Kindness." Rev. J. E. Stubbs. Negro evangelist of Houston, Tex., will conduct a series of revival services at Enoch Chapel beginning tonight at 8 o'clock. Special prayer services will be held each clay at 12 o'clock noon. to retain controls, was named as such, a city. Centralization and Socialism cam< in for stern criticism by both proponents and opponents of the de control proposal Spokesmen for the 3etitioners decried tendencies of th federal government toward bureau cracy and the assumption of governmental functions, and the Protestants agreed in their stand against trends toward socialism- Decontrol of rents In Blytheville also would affect the city's outlying communities. Amendment to Kill Poll Tax Okayed by Governor 17 Futre/l Is Critically III Following Appendectomy PARA.GOULD. Ark.. JUMP 17. (>P> —Former Governor J. Marion Futrell is in critical condition at Dickson Memoiiiil Hospital here after undergoing an emergency appendicitis operation 'yesterday. Fntrell. 76. twice sowed n,s ROVCC- nor ol Arkiuiss.s. He vvn.s acting governor for several months in 1913 .Tfler the late Jap T. Robinson resigned to become u, S Senator. HP was elected governor at the 193'^ elerrioii. ant! sfrvert iwo terms Since le i* vi ii ^ tlic HOY pin civ's office he has prnctired I;uv in his j native Gre.rn County. LITTLE ROCK. June Governor McMath today endorsed Rep. Brooks Hays proposed const it ional amendment oti poll tax repeal. He said that he would prefer In have action on elimination of poll \ f Yf)m 1933 through taxes referred to the stales in?,;etui of being done by congress nlonc. As a compromise on the matter. Rep. Hays has proposed that con- pref.s drop (lie poll tnx i5.sue and instead submit to the people a proposed constitutional amendment to ban poll taxes as a onalifiration for voting in federal elect ions. The governor marie his comment as he prepared to leuve this nf- ternoon for Colorado Springs. Colo . to attend the national governors' conference. He \viH be accompanied by Mrs. McMath. hi>- ariminiftrative assistant. Howard Gladden, and Mrs. Gladden. ./^ holder of Mots in considfrablc debt hunt who has not hist hi.s good hiliiinr." The Mrsl nmnimt of ihe foundn- iton money, hits been p.iicl to Mr Kunruii. He coninu'iiied: "tt<nv von XT thai coori hunun is tnoie \ahi- ;»t)le th;in money."' Polio Precautions Good Humored Dane Receives Compensation COPENHAGEN — i,Pi_ Inevard Fultriip. 40 year old fanner o( Rakkeby on the Danish island of Mors, has been awarded S-00 for oning a lot of people but being in high spirits all the same. When Niel.s Ovescn. a lawyer of Ihe Island's main lonn of Nvkoc- Wng. died a few years ago. it was > disclosed that in his last will he i had .set an amount of money aside | for a foundation, the interest of ' which should be paid lo "a small- CHILLS AND FEVER Ju« lo Maiana ls» *o- 666 WITH QUININE MOW IT vQU" Caruthersville Group Submits Application ; For Broadcast Station : J. P. Patterson, secretary of Ca ruthersvillc's Chamber of Com movce, has announced ,the forma tion ol PemLscot Broadcasters, Inc which IA to operate a radio static. in Canifhersville within the ne> few months. Application lias been made to th Federal Communications Commit slon to operate a 1,000 watt static :here. Members of the corporatioi : which was formed several montr ago, include Mr. Patterson, C. ". ird, Eric Taylor, Bill Smith. Em mett Smith and Sanford Willis. enues and high costs for everj city service, cities find the new relief burden raises "serious financial problems," says the munlcipa association. Migrants on March 4. Some Western states report migrants on the march again Nothing like the "Grapes ol Wrath era but incoming transients an causing concern in Colorado am Wyoming, for Inslance, and evei in Oklahoma whence came the "Okies" of dustbowl and deprcs sion days. 5. Aid to dependent children i Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, Tl June 17. Wl— (USDA>— Hogs 1.001 active; mostly 25 higher; extvem« 35 to 50 higher: top 20.75 freel; 180-230 Ibs 20.50 to mostly 20.7: I 240-270 Ibs 19.75-20.50; 290-300 11 19.50-15: load 400-425 Ibs 16.75; goc and choice 150-170 Ibs 19.15-20.51 100-130 Ibs 17.50-19.00; sows most / 25 higher except extreme heavii 1 ; only steady; 400 Ibs down 16.00 I 17.25; over 400 Ibs 13.50-15.75; statf J steady at 12.00-14.00. - ' Cattle 100: calves 700; dull i up trade on meager supply of ca' tie: weak to unevenly lower price;: not enough steers to mention; con mon and medium light heifers aiy | mixed yearlings 18.00-24,00; con ; mon and medium beef cows 16.5) I 17.00; canners and cutters 12.01.;] 15.50. ATHLETES FOOT GERM;] HOW TO KILL IT, IN ONE HOUR, I* NOT PLEASED, jour «c bacjt I Ask Buy druygui for tills 3TRON| I Umglclde. T-4-L. Made wfctb 90 pe;"- I ceiu alcohol. It PENETRATES. ReaclJ es and kills MORE germs faster. Todi;^ | at Kir by Bros Drug Co. Is there one most popular white shirt? NO! There are two! A go&d health rult for parent! to iprei* upon children in infantile paralytic epidemic arcai ii to ivoid crowdi and pfjce* whtre clo«e eon- tact with other pcrtoni ii likely. 1NAT1MN FKIIFAIITILCPAira Mississippi County Chapter for Infantile Paralysis Suite 203, Isaacs 13ldg., Bl.vlheville. Ark. Phone 6132. GUIDE to HAPPY LIVING . . . is in your own hands, when you hold a passbook to a savings account here! Yes, this passbook can be your passport to future success. Regular savings will provide the finances nec- essary at each milestone of your lift —• Don't put off the happy tomorrows — Just start banking today! 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