The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1950 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 19, 1950
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PAGE TWO BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COUNTER NSWS TTEDNESDAY, APRIL 1», 19M I Czech Spy Trial Begins; Claim U.S. Directed Ring 5/Js Sought Work on PBAOUB, Czechoslovakia, April 1». VPy— Six Czechs went on trial today her* on charges they were members of a spy ring organized by the TJ. S. Embassy In Prague, the official Czech news agency announced. , The defendants, accused of high treason and espionage, were listed as former army Ma], Jaromlr Nech- ansky, Veleslav Wahl, Milos Sprysl, Jirl Dohnalek, Karel Lorls and Miss Zdenka Vackova. Nechansky, Wahl and Sprysl were accused of organizing the spying organization under the direct leadership of the U. S. Embassy here, the agnecy said. The other three were said to have Joined the organization later. Arrested In October The six Czechs apparently were arrested last October, when the Communist-led government announced-It had smashed a spy ring directed by the American Embassy In 'Prague and employing Major Nechansky and Wahl. U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson said at that time the Czech charges were "obviously trumped up." - The Czech broadcast heard today In London repeated previous charges that four former embassy officials—Walter Blrge of St. Louis, Mo., Spencer Taggart. Miss Louise Schaffner of Lancaster, Pa,, and Samuel Meryn, Czech-born naturalized American or New York—were directors of the alleged spy ring. L . •". An Attache Accused The state today accused Col Andre Dechaene, present U.'S. air attache'at the-Prague embassy, of being one oi the directors of the ring, the broadcast said. Meryn,'a clerk In the mililnr; attache's office, was arrested las October in connection with the accusations and held Incommunicado for several weeks. Then he wa. expelled from the country. . Birge Taggart ..and .Miss Schaifner hat left Prague' previously. The Czech broadcast today madi these further charges: The group "gathered Information and helped in Illegal escapes acros. the frontier Into western . aerm any." ,' Birge, former second secretary the embassy, "even before Fcbnmry 19M, (when the Communists cnm to power in Czechoslovakia) draft •d 'a plan for establishment eaptonage centers which waul work In case of war or If norma channels of IntelllBenc failed account of other political events. V '^American Supplies '"Th« espionage group was sup $rr!ed with wireless transmitter radio. spare parts,; cypher keys an other material by the Americans. Th» organization "was technical! well equipped- so ai to be able 1 start work In earnest as soon i war broke* out, which America <Jtpk>raat* erven In 1948 - thbugl Imminent." •'; Two other evnbassy officials we: MCpellad V from Czechoslovakia la! Octobtr'. oti charges they dlrecte HM .-alleged «py rlngV They wer IMWC; : Patch of Gloucester, MRS. head of the embassy's political de partment, and John Heyn, Bprtogdilt, Conn., an assistant Patch. • TJw 'charges today against Col. Dwluwne were the second levelled meralnat in official of the Prague eanbawy in the past week. Joseph O. Kolarek. press attache, was ac- med of using Czech nationals as apie» and two 'Czechs employed by tlM U. S. Information Service were ; as .spies and nentenccd .to Sridges Files Slander Suit SAN FRANCISCO, April IS. (/!>) —Harry Bridges tins filed a £500.000 i>el and slander suit against the roseculor who got him a five year risen sentence. Bridges' suit, filed yesterday, says Joseph Donohue called him ir and perjurer in a Monday mcheon address. Further, he largcs, Donohue said Bridges made a contract with Commun- iin" and was "playing an Import- nt part in the plan to bring aboul revolution." Donohue replied tha,t his remarks •ere a fair statement of the evi- ence which recently convlctec irldges of perjury and conspiracy Bridges, president of the CIO jongshoremen's Union, v/as convlct- d of having lied In swenring he ever was a Communist to obtain Itizenshin in 10-15. He Is free on jond pending an appeal, Donohue was the government's hiel prosecutor at the trial. rlson. Ellis O. Briggs, U. S. minister to *rague, denied then that Kolarck r Czech embassy employes had wen spying. R/ver Levees The Memphis District Corps it Engineers Is inviting bid* for repair of Mississippi River leveet in Mississippi and Crittenden Counties and fn Pemiscot County, Mo., Col. L. H. Foote, district engineer announced today. Rain and wave wash which occurred during the high water of January and February have made the repairs necessary, Col. Foote said. Bids tor Ihe work will be opened at 11 a.m. May 3. The work will include placing of approximately 1GO.OOO 'cubic yards o( material In the levees and 65 acres of sodding. The work will cover Intermittent locations from a point five miles north of the Arkansas-Missouri state line to a point five miles east of Marlon. This work Ls scheduled to be done during the spring and early summer. Mountain Movement Puzzles Geologist, Ozark Residents Denounces Socialized Medicine To Medical Meeting LITTLE ROCK, ApllI 19. (JP>— Governor McMath wants the state's physicians to know he's against 'socialized" medicine. In a telegram to the Arkansas vtcdical Society's convention at Fort ~mllh yesterday, McMath declared: "I have denounced again and again any measure designed to socialize medicine. I repeat now :hat I am .opposed unalterably to the compulsory health insurance program." The national health insurance program is favored by president Truman. McMath generally h a s been regarded as a follower of the President and one of Mr. Truman's political favorites. Dr. R. B. "Robins of Camden, Democratic national commltteemaii and former AMS president, has been particularly outspoken against the health, Insurance plan, He also said he would actively support former Gov. Ben Lnney In the tatter's race for governor against McMath. McMath said no one had accused him of being In favor of the health Insurance program. , "I Just want to keep the record straight/' he said. Today's Candidate For Meanest Man And Biggest Sucker BALTIMORE, April 19. W) Cab driver Andy Pulver picked up- a passenger lugging * beer c»se last night. The passenger, apparently Intent on getting up a party, ordered Pulver to two separate addresses "to pick up some girls." At the first address, he paused before getting out to ask Pulver to change » ten. Pulver counted out ten ones and reached back to get the man's ten-spot. His passenger grabbed the ones and fled. Before Pulver could recover, his party-seeking passenger had disappeared. Then he thought of the. beer case ns passible compensation. It was filled with bricks. FAYETTEVIUJ:, Ark.. April 19,e> lift— Does Madison County have a moving mountain? Residents of the little Ozarlts community of Crosses say so. And Fayeltevlllc residents who have gone recently to the comparatively Isolated section agree with them. But state geologist Harold Foxhall said he was Inclined to believe the condition was a "simple landslide." Resident* of Crosses say a quarter-mile section of the mountain's southeast face Ls moving slowly. They haven't seen It move, they admit, but they say they've heard frequent popping noises as If tree roots were breaking. There's plenty, of evidence that something has happened to the landscape, reported Floyd Carl of the Northwest Arkansas Times staff, who visited thej scene. Carl said trees and rural electric power poles were tilted at crazy angles, a road had been twisted Into hair pin curves and tilted Ht an I Impassable angle, and there were' large -earthquake-like cracks In the 1 ground. At one point the earth dropped away, leaving a steep incline 40 feet high and 300 feet long. _ The phenomenon first was reported here by F,. H. Looncy. manager of the O/nrks Electric Co-Operative, who found one of the coop's poles relocated some 30 feet distant from where It had been. Residents of Crosses say they aren't particularly worried about their moving mountain. It's on the other side of a stream from them and Ihey don't believe they're In danger. There was a similar, but not so extensive, earth movement near Symington Gives Cold War Views SAN FRANCISCO. April 18. (AP) —This Is how W. Stuurt Symington, secretary for air, see* the cold war: Russia considers war inevitable, Russia can deliver a surprise atomic attack on "any part of the United States." Agalast such a blow, the U.S. is defenseless. "Our greatest defense will be the knowledge on Ihe part of whoever Ls foolish enough to attack u« that we would be prepared to carry out a full retaliatory attack." Symington told the chamber of commerce last night. Symington leaves the Air Force Monday to become chairman of the National Security Resources Board. Ke said his new Jcb will be to help develop a strong defense. 'Lonely Heart' Hunted LOS ANGELES, April 18. (# The hunt Is on for George H. Ashley, S2, accused of taking $25,200 from three elderly.women members of a "lonely hearts" club. A criminal complaint wu iuued against him yesterday. Mrs. Edith Wlngrave, 65, president of the club, and Leo Butts any Religioui Twist Added to Shell Game by Ladies TULSA, Okla,, April 19. (AP)—A pair of lady shell game artists who have added a religious twist to the ancient wiles of swindle were on the police wanted list today. The self-styled "faith healers" blessed widow Mary Brewer's »550 saved to pay for her husband's recent funeral, pretended to replace the money In a handkerchief which they returned then departed In great haste. Suspicious at their hurry, the widow ripped open her handkerchief. Inside were only wads of scrap paper. Crosses some 20 or more years ago old timers told Cnrl. Foxhall snid he had seen photographs of the "moving mountain" published in the Northwest Arkansas Times. He said he hadn't investigated but that from the photographs he thought the condition probably was a "gravity creep" caused by heavy rains or possibly sonic underground body of water. Such a "creep" Isn't infrequent, particularly where there is a clay subsoil. Foxhall said. Socialism Seen By Harding Head MAMPHIS, April 19. CAP)—The president of Arkansas' Harding College says Socialism Is being offered Americans bit by bit In an effort to convert this nation to a welfare state. Dr. George S. Benslon of Searcy. Ark., in an yesterday before the Rotary Club' here, said the American system of free enterprise has brought prosperity far greater than other countries enjoy. He said Socialist propaganda Ls being distributed In America by 1,300 foreign-born Communists, 800 trained converts and thousands of Communist Party members and "Fellow Travelers." LOANS ON CARS, TRUCKS AND TRACTORS United Insurance Agency l»l A Main Rear City Drug Blythevilte, Ark. The State Financial Responsibility LAW Is Very Strict! Kefore you have an accident, call 3361 for automobile Insurance protection. For small premium, we include $10,000 Personal Liability. W. M. BURNS Insurance Agency Pat for Dog Becomes Fatal ARVADA, Colo.. April 10. (XT)—A pat for her dog caused the death of Mrs. Malda Miles. Eyewitnesses reported she stepped from an Inter-urban trolley three miles, northwest of Arvada last night and stopped to pet the dog. The greeting took place on tracks of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. T Passengers on the trolley frantically rapped on windows, hut before she could move, the locomotive hit Mrs. Miles, ,about 60, a widow. The dog jumped aside. To enjoy added miles- take added precautions J rpo BNJOY "uninterrupted" driving during •*- the warm weather season you had better mako sure that your car is in peak "safety condition." You can be sure that your car is safe and dependable by taking advantage of our Safety Check-up Special. Wo will give your car n complete safety inspection . .. make necessary repairs or adjustments at a special low cost. Let us check your car today. Then you will be able to enjoy many, many miles of carefree, trouble-free driving during the coming months. f e o cetcje^ SPECIAL SAffTY CHECK-UP • Steering lyilfrm checked • Head Idrnpi and rear llghli replaced* or acTjutTed • BraVet checked and ad|uiled, If neceetary nnd mailer cylinder checked and Riled to proper level • WlndiVleld wlpere checked for proper operalion • Dree Impeded for deleclt, excesilve wear £ THIS WEEK ONLY STILL & YOUNG MOTOR CO. Walnut & First Phone 4333 sl— * dream of a mattress — gives you thai luxuriating gletp, that healthful, wholesome rest you can't afford to be wilh- oul. Knr a better night's resi, for a !>'.(ler day's work —belter iuy BeautyreslI BUY ON OUR EASY BUDGET TERMS HUBBARD & SON, Furn. BILL GODWIN SPORTING GOODS Fishing & Hunting Li. cense. "Jimmie B" 12 ft. Boat $19.95. Aluminum Boats, 12 & 14 ft. Fly rods, Casting rods and guns repaired. Shoes for every sport. 421 W. Main Phone 6762 secretary, were arrested In a raid onday and charged with grand heft. No trace has been found ol Ashley so far. . Orchards should be sprayed wh«a not in bloom. If possible, In ordtr to protect honey be«s. ArkotM Cotton Seed Produced by University of Arkansas Experiment Stn. BREEDERS SEED Available to Arkansas Growers Extremely early in fruiting and matures quick. Harvest 65 to 80 per cent of crop at first picking. High gin turn out. Staple: 1-1/32 to 1-5/32 inches. Three-year average at Delta Substation 712 pounds j| lint per acre. Other production records in 1919: At " Marianna—892 pounds per acre; At Hope—628 pounds per acre; In Craighead County—722 pounds per acre. Big boll. Predominately five-locked. Easy picked by hand or machine. Seed are of high germination. See Your Ginner or RAY F. PRICE 114 West Walnut Blytheville, Ark. 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