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PAOKTWO (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL W, 1950 Mr Big' of Betting Claims He Knows of No National Group WASHINGTON, April 26. ffl— « Btttlnj Commissioner James J. Carroll of St. Louis— the "Mr. Big" of the oddsmaklng business— told •enaton today he knows of no organixcd nationwide gambling syn- DEADLINE K« twtlrted under oath before a Senate commerce subcommittee that M-called "betting commission- era" 'and bookmakers operate as Independent businessmen with no feeling of any "moral wrong." and he Insisted there Is no connection between' big-time gamblers and crime. "I can state without any mental reservation." he said, "that I know of no such (gambling) syndicate, combination or organization. A Competitive Basis "To the contrary It is my firm belief that al. of the accepting and laying off ri bets is conducted on a purely co.npetilive basis and there is no relationship between operators commissioners or by whatever name such businessmen are called." Carroll was a witness at the committee's hearing on a bill to ban the movement of gambling information across state lines. Carroll is known to betting men throughout the country as the man who announces the "official" winter-book gambling odds on the Kentucky Derby and the major league baseball races. Hence his title of "commissioner." N* Federal Violation But Chairman McFarlanri (D- Arli) told reporters as far as he knows Carroll has violated no federal laws. Federal agents were reOrtcd •earchlng for Frank Erickson of New York to subpena him witness also. New York police official* have described Erickson a known "lay-off" better. A subpena has been servefl at Hot Springs, Ark., on Joe Adonis of New York. But a physician advised McParland that Adonis Is too ill to twtlfjr, within the next ten days. New York police officials have told aehaton that Adonis Is "presumed to be a racketeer." Carroll was the first witness Identified with the gambling wor: to be called before the subcommittee. "All wt want la- to gef Informa- tton on the pattern' of bookmaklng and track Information furnished to bookmakers," McFarland told reporter*. "Betting is not a federal offenae add furnishing betting ln- formation to bookmakers violates no federal law«." McFarland aald the sole reasoi for tilling Carroll, ; Ertcksrm and A*ml» wa» to get Information. "Wt art not to ha added . crime imestlgation,' ' Ark-Mo Officials to See Opining of Texas Plant Representatives of Arkansas- W«»ouri Power Company here wll fO to Longvie*-, Texas, tomorrow to attend the opening of the Knox L«e electric generating plant there .. Representing the Blytheville util Uy will be Ark-Mo President, James Hill, Jr., and Mrs. Hill, Joe Hughes penonnel director; George D. Pollock, Jr., chief engineer; and Glenn O. Ladd, rate engineer. The M.OOO kilowatt Knox Lee plant -fe owned by Bouthweiteri Ou and Electric Co. Potatoes were Introduced tc Worth America by Irish Immigrants Continued from Page 1 Auditor J. Oscar Humphrey Biid late Land Commissioner Claude ,. Rankln are the only state con- titutfonnl oflicers without opposi- ion. Four asplrlngi attorneys yesier- ay signed up to seek the court loslllon vacated by death of the ate Justice R. W. Robins. Two (hers already liacl qualified. Three re seeking to fill another vacan- y—that caused by resignation of ustice Frank G. Smith. I.onscl:ile lo Run Up to lotlny, nobody had filed Plane Wheel Found Floating In Baltic Sea STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 26. M'j—A Swedish naval staff expert expressed the opinion today that the Russians shot down the missing U.S. Navy Privateer plane 28 miles outside the 12,mile limit claimed by the Soviets In the Baltic. The officer, Cindr. stellan Her- melln, head of the shipping section of the Swedish naval staff, said he believed the wrecked undercarriage of a plane found In the Baltic yes- tertlay was from the missing Navy patrol plane. He said he based his estimate of the crash spot on prevailing water currents and winds In the Baltic at this time of year. He estimated that the plane was shot down almost 40 miles straight west of Pol- angen, on the const of Soviet-occupied Lithuania. The United States has charged tlmt the imarmcd patrol plane, with 10 men aboard, was shot down April 8. Russia contended a B-29 trying to ignlnst two members of the court | photograph Soviet military InsUlla- whose terms are expiring and who' tions exchanged fire with Soviet ire candidates to succeed them- fighters which chased it away. ;clves. Joim G. I/insdale, Jr., of Lons- dalc, who said months ago he'd be a candidate for governor, said last) night he wouldn't. A candidate in 1948, Lonsdale hadn't qualified tills ; terns" are growing. The Council "of 'stale Governments reports there are now 1,050 state-owned parks and similar recreational areas, totaling more than 4,103,000 acres. Nearly all states plan to acquire more lam for new or larger parks. The reason: Increases in leisure time of Americans. States Extend Parks CHICAGO—f/P)—State park sys- year. Four candidates previously have filed for the nomination: Governor McMath and former Qov. Ben Ln- icy, who already have been hurling at each other the kind of statements which usually come laic in the campaign; J. L. Harris, KinKS- and M. G. Bankson, Malvern. The four lawyers who filed ycs- District — Wilbur D. Mills. Kensctl teiday for the supreme court posl- i incumbent. tlon of the late'Justice Hoblns are! p or u. s. Representative, Third Leffel Gentry of Little Rock, an District — J. W. Trimble, Berry- unsuccessful candidate for the court villc incumbent, in 1M2. and Philip DeSnlvo both of i For u. S. Representative, Fourth Little Rock; Taylor Button. Helena. I District — Boyd Tackett. Nashville and R. R. Trimble, Clarendon.! incumbent. Previously. Charles C. Wine, for- I For U. S. Representative. Fifth mer Arkansas Public Service Com- .District — Brooks Hays, Little Rock mission chairman, and former Pros- i Incumbent, ecutor Sam Robliison of Little Rock | Por u. S. Representative, Sixth 1 District. W. P. Norrcll, Mollticello Incumbent. had filed. Three Seek Other Court Posl Chancellor Paul Ward of Bates- vine. Richard B. McClllloch Sr., of For U. S. Representative, Seventh Dlii o, District — Oren Harris, El Dorado Forrest City, and P. L. Smith' of' incumbent; Vernor Whltten, Mug Antolnc, have filed for the his;li I nolla; Ci. S. Keating. El Dorado court position formerly filled by retired Justice Frank G. Smith. The Incumbent justices whose terms are exoirinp are Ed F Me- I Litlle Rock; J - Ij ' Harrls . Kings Faddin and Minor Mlllwee . I land, and M. G. Bankson, Malvern For- Lieutenant Governor .— Nathan Gordon. Morrilton, Incum- 'roomie C. Short, Lewlsville. For Governor — Sid McMath Little Rock. Incumbent; Ben Laney )ell Kiwanions Host to Group : rom Holcomb Flftccn members of the Holcomb, Mo., Klwanls Club were guests of he Dell Klwanls Club last night at a rllnner meeting at the Com- iiunlty Club. The guests presented the program ollovv'ing the dinner. Burcn Knappcr acted as emcee for he program and presented the lub's president^ Clyde Raspberry, In a saxaphone solo. J. A. Anderson's address was on he subject "We Build," based on he Klwanls motto. That Bullock presented piano and olvox selections, and his slx-year- ild son. Jerry Bullock, sang "Frirr. ^ram Sauce" Also included In the •Isltors' presentations were George 3eLaney who sang "My Wild Irish Rose," and "Now Is the Hour," and rt. V, Byrd, who played a clarinet solo. Other Holcomh members attend- ng included G. M. Raspberry, Ralph Anderson. O. O. Hall. Vester Robinson, Bryan Geen Hall, Ernest Bancil, Jr., Lester Rollins, and the Rev. W. A. Ednmndson. James Gardner and Dick Watson of Blytheville were also guests. Following the program, plans for ;he addition of contests to determine the winner of hand-made pillow slips, dish towels and aprons, with the style show to be conducted a part of Dell's Cotton Week activities May 1-7. The club also voted to contribute $25 to the National Cancer Association. Red Hunt Witness Vanishes; Found Safe 20 Hours Later WASHINGTON, April M."C/p)_A mysteriously missing witness In the Owen Lattlmore case turned, up safe but nervous today 20 hours after he had vanished from a Washington hotel. John J. Huber, described as a one-time FBI Informer, telephoned his wife at Ml. Verono, N. Y., at 7:30 a.m. that he had "blacked out" yesterday shortly before he had been due to appear at the Senate Inquiry Into chargis of Communism in the government. Although there had been hints that he might have met with foul play, Mrs. Huber said he seemed to be well. She added that he had sounded nervous, tired >nd upset in telling her: "I had « blackout . . . I »'ra In New York . . . I'll be home this evening ... I can't talk now." The Investigating group, a foreign relations subcommittee, called off « meeting It had scheduled for 9-30 a.m. (CST). Edward p. Morgan, committee counsel, said the members would get together later in the day to discuss the case of'Huber. He said that theoretically Huber is In contempt for failing to respond to the siibpena but that no action was likely If Huber had "good reason" for his non-appearance. "I imagine the committee will still want to hear Huber's testimony," Morgan added. Morgan said that Jack Stachel and Earl Browder, Communist Party leaders who were to testify today, "apparently have not been served with subpenas." He added that Frederick Vandcr- jllt Field may appear Friday. Aside . from the governor's race, one of the most hotly contested . nominations may be that for lieu- bcn ^ Jam " MacKr< ; • Ullle Rock; tenant governor. The Incumbent. ^ <?• B™*lnt«.n t Little Rock, and war. hero Nathan Gordon, is being Catrl E i ! «>» dnx . "oratto. opp.se.1 by car, E. Hendrix of Ho! j ^^^^l^^ West Memphian Addresses Lions Doyne Dodd, municipal judge of West Memphis, spoke to the Blytheville Lions Club yesterday at a luncheon meeting at the Hotel Noble. Mr. Dock! spoke on the value of civic chib activities in community life. Harry Fritzius, Jr., who was named winner in a Jaycee-sponsored speaking contest on Monday night, also spoke to the group. Mr. FVit- 7.iu.s spoke on the Hoover Commission Report, using poster Illustrations. In his oration, fostering government economy, spending in connection with the mailing of a letter and the duplication of records for issuing governmental supplies was brought out. Other guests included Sen. J. Lee B«arden of Leachvllle. Acheson Claims West Will 'Hold' WASHINGTON, April 26. (API- Secretary Acheson declared, todaj the western powers are not going (o be driven out of Berlin by nexl month's threatened CommunLv demonstration. In replies to news conferenc* questions, the secretary, of state phrased it this way: when all the commotion is over ,the Western powers will still be In the city. Reporters had asked him abou the preparation. 1 ! by the Uiiltei States, Britain and France to mee the threatened German Comniu nLst youth putsch from Eastern tc Western Berlin May 27-29. Legionnaires See Demonstration of Portable 'Lung' Legionnaires or DUd Cason Post 24 of the American Legion witnessed a demonstration of the new portable iype "Iron lung" at a meeting of the post In the Legion Hut last night. The demonstration of the plastic type protable respirator was given by O. G. Roberts of Dallas, Tex. The new-type machine consists of a plastic shell that cover's only the patient's chest, allowing frei movement of Uie rest of the body Following the demonstration a four-man committee was appointed to check the possibilities of purchasing a portable lung of this type portable respirator was given Members of the committee are Arthur S. Harrison, C. A. Cunningham, Floyd A. White and C. J Little. • . . The new type Iron lung Is priced at $1,182, Mr. Roberti said. Viet Nam Is the ancient name for Annam, part of Indochina. i Announcing Our New SALES MANAGER J.P. HOLLAND We invite his friends to come in and see J. P. at the new home of Hudson cars in Blytheville —515 E. Main. Burnett Hudson Sales New Address—515 East Main Blytheville ratio, who was speaker of the Elouse in the 1940 legislature, James MacKrell of Little Rock, who ran a good third.in the 1048 governor's-battle, and I,. S. Brockinton'i Little Rock. . All Seek Re-Electiii ' ! Every-Incumbent, in an'elective statewide job whose term expires this year Is a candidate for rttnom- inatlon. That holds true from U.3. Senator J. William Fulbright on down. Besides McMath and Gordon, those who have drawn opposition include Slate Treasurer J. Vance Clayton. Sam Joiies of Litlle Rock' | For Attorney General — ike Mur- and John Jone.s of Waldron (no" kin> nrc running against him. Following is a list of candidates, for state and Congressional post. 1 ; whose names will appear on'llic ballot In this summer's primaries: Por U. 3. Senator — J. \V. Fillbright of Fayettcville, incumbent. For U. S. Representative, First District — E. C. (Took) Gnthlngs. West Memphis. Incumbent. For U. S. Representative, Second ry, Fordyce and Little Rock, Incumbent. Strvte Auditor — J. Oscnr Humphrey, Littte Rock, Incumbent. State Treasurer — J. Vance Clayton, Little Rock, incumbent; Sam Jones, Little Rock, and John Jones, Waldron. Commissioner of State T.,ands — Claude A. Rankin, Murfreesboro, incumbent. For Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme court: succeed Frank-Smith, resigned 7 — Paul Wnrd, Batesville; R. B, 'McCulloch, Forrest city, and p. L. Smith, Antoino; for position held by the late Judge R. W. Robins — Charles C. Wine, Texarkana; Sam Robinson. Little nock; Leffel Gentry, Little Rock; Taylor Button, Helena; Philip DcSalvo, Little Rock; R. R. Trimble, clarendon. For re-election — Associate Justice Ed F. McFaddln, Uttle Rock and Associate Justice Minor W. Mlllwee, Little Rock. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Til.. April 28. (i!>>— (USDA)^-Hogs 12,500: barrows and gllU 180 Ibs^lp mostly flat .25 under Tiiesday; lighter kinds unevenly .25 16 .75 lower; bulk 180-240 Ibs 16.90 to mostly n.00; top 17.10 sparingly: 250-270 Ibs 16.5016.85: few 280-300 Ibs 16.00-16.50: 140-170 Ib.s 14.75-16.1S; 100-130 Ibs mostly 11.00-1425; sows .25 to .50 lower; bulk sows under 400 15.0015.75; heavier kinds 13.50-15.00; stags 8.00-11.50. . Cattle 2500; calves 1200: general trade fairly active; all slaughter cattle generally steady; vsalcrs 1.00 lower; most slaughter steers medium and good at 25.50-21.50; short load good 28.50; /common and low medium 22.50-24.50; medium and eood heifers and mixed yearlings 25.00-27.50; high nnd good mixed yearlings 28.00; common and medium 21.00-24.50; common and medium beef cows 18.00-19.50; good beef cows 20.00-21.00; canners and cutters 14.00-18.00. 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