The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1950 · Page 5
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TUESDAY, MAT t, 1950 WT.TTHFIVU.T.K (AT?K.Y COTTRTW? Pf GE FIVB Tin Nation Today: Leadership It U. S. Communist Party Has No Big Following By Jamei Mirtow WASHINGTON, May 2. (/P)—The American Communist Party has never been able to sink its roots In American life. It has no broad base, no rriass following. The party proclaims itselt the char pion of the workers. But it has never been ablo to get its ; across to the man of the crs. The party big-wigs speak and write a special Jargon, Marx- Ian jargon, over the workers' heads. This may be deliberate. If so, it's an expression of contempt for the worker. If not, then It's due to Inability to speak or write any better Perhaps the party doesn't want a mass following but wants only a tightly-knit, well-disciplined, smal membership. That in itself would be contempt for the workers. fortunes Are Ixiw At any rate, after 30 years' activity in this country, the party s 10'tua»« no« al ' e at a low Getting" worse. How much u£ that Is due to the kind of leadership the party has had through its history here? Future scholars will be better able to answer that when they come to write the history of our times. But if Eugene Dennis Is an example of the party's top leadership Addition Sought For Spending Bill GOP Senators Ask Global Aid Funds Go With Proposal WASHINGTON. May 2. W—Two key Republicans asked yesterday that global aid funds be tacked onto the "single package" appropriation bill when It reaches the Senate. Senator Bridges (R-NH), top- ranking GOP member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, told a reporter he would ask Democratic Chairman McKellar, of Tennessee, to do this. "An Excellent Idea" Senator Taft (Tt-Ohlo), chairman of the Senate OOP Policy Committee, called this "an excellent -he ought to be, since he's bee one of the very top-it's smal wonder the party has missed the boat a mile in getting its ideas aC Den«ls came to Washington in March, 1947. as a voluntary witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee which then was getting very hot and bothered about commusism. Copies Provided Dennis wanted to state a case for the Communists. With him he ht a 19-page statement which "wanted to read. Just to be sure the press wouldn't miss a line of it, he brought a bundle of copies along. Tlie story was going to get a lot of' publicity. If Dennis had been clever, he might have turned the hearing into a sounding board for his party. But he muffed his chance made a mess of his appearance, and wound up in jail. There were two things strange ^ about this hearing. Dennis' real panged name was Francis Xavier Waldron. succeed ed «e had changed It to Dennis In 1932. And J. parnell Thomas was not the real name of the committee chairman. His name had been J. Parnell Peeney but he had changed It to Thomas years ago. ' Dennis knew this. He almost must have realized—since he had been investigated up and down by the FBI—that his own rial name, Waldron, was known to Thomas, who used to be Feeney. Name Is Questioned t As usual with all witnesses, Den-t was asked to state his name, aid it was Eugene Dennis. Thomas said he wanted the real name. It was a beautiful chance to Dennis to spring a sensation and tflke the play away from Thomas p by saying something like: "I'll tell my real name. It Is Fracls Xavier Waldron. Now you tell the people, Mr. Thomas, that your real name is J. Parnell Feeney." Instead, Dennis shouted his name was Dennis, Thomas shouted he wanted Dennis' real name, and the hearing broke up without Dennis having a chance to read his statement, which was why he had come here in the first place. So the stories went out and, Instead of sharing the headlines with Thomas-Feeriey, Dennis and (i his party looked silly. Immediately Dennis called a news conference and there related that Thomas' name was Feeney. Dennis Was Crude But even then Dennis was so crude In his public relations and getting his Ideas across to the public, which was why he had called the news conference, that he tried to make a speech. . Some of the newsmen were surprised by Dennis' almost juvenile performance, having thought the head of the communist Patty was shrewder than that, j^lemember, Dennis asked to tes- Ijfij before the committee. But wncn he balked on his name, the committee ordered him to return on April 9 and answer questions. The committee was telling him now. He wasn't asking. He refused to appear, was cited for contempt, was found guilty in federal court, and got the maximum sentence: one year in jail and a fine of $1.000. He apcaled but was turned down yesterday by the supreme court. So he'll have to serve his sentence. Meanwhile, since 1947 he anc House leaders expect to spend the rest of this week considering the huge SM.OCM.000,000 appropria- ;ion measure. It lumps all operat- .ng funds for domestic government activities into a single bill for the first time. Senate leaders finally have an agreement to vote next Friday at 1 p.m. on the $3.372.450,000 foreiun aid authorization. (This authorizes the program; appropriation legislation has to come later.) "Chances M»y Improve" . Both Bridges and Taft take the 'stand that chances for making some cuts in the foreign aid funds would be improved by their consideration at the same time that domestic spending is before the Senate. Bridges said some western' senators were willing, for example, to go along with cuts In funds for water and power projects If assured that the same treatment applies to foreign aid. To date the theory of making economies by having money bills Families Find Forgers Fail Faking Foolproof Fortunes By Arthur KAson WASHINGTON, May 2. (/!') — There's tough news today (or the (orger who thinks it would be tun to fake a letter by C. Washington Otic famous Swiss forger came with a letter La?.wn.vl was sup- sed to liave written to Mnry tlngdalcne and a love not frome eojmtra to Caesar. Life *"e Tax Gremlins ' —Courier News Photo COTTON...BUT WON'T BURN—Miss Jlmmic Frances Clemmoi 719 Chickasawba, a model in Blythevillc's, Cotton Week fashion sho Saturday, holds a piece of cotton insulation over the flame of a cig rette lighter. Of course it didn't burn, homes and buildings is treated or A. Lincoln. The experts say It usually Is easy to spot n fraud. The experts belong to the National Association of Autograph collectors, which is holding its annual meeting here. Let's straighten out. one thing right now: they're not Interests an autograph by Roy Rogers, or en a hoofprint of his horse, They mostly go In for hlstorlca ocumcnts. Because 11, ey do, the: Five to know how to tell a frauc om the genuine article. Collectors Talk Shop Several collectors were slttln round talking about this befor ic formal meeting started. •The main difficulty," said Forei Sweet of Battle Creek, Mich s that the forger can't put him elf back to the time when til ocumenl was supposed to ha\ cen written. . 'He may fake the paper and th ik all right, but then some phras •ill trip him up, a phrase whlc '[isn't used at that time. Or I lay use the wrong stamp. 'After a few years In this bus less, you can sense a forge isually. It simply doesn't have t appearance of honesty." Forgers Keep Husy Even so, forgers always have ke .hemselves busy. Some of their work has l>e astonishing. Such as one "historian." Sweet says this fellow needed some papers for his work on Alexander Stephens, so he calmly Invented them. Or, take n not her character who lived back In the early 1800's. Sweet says his method was almost foolproof. He'd pick out a prominent citizen who had a lot of money. Then he'd trace the pi minent citizen's background to see if he had any ancestors In the Revolutionary War. Sold them, too. Even though he .d bolh Lazarus and Cleo writing ipcccable French. Two Year Bike Tour of U.S. Costs $98 LOS ANGELES, May 2. (/T)—Yo nd (he missus want to make wo-ycnr lour of Ihe 48 slates, Can dn nncl Mexico—for only $98? Then follow the footsteps, rntlie he bicycle treads of young Mr. nnt Mrs. Phil palnske. The Denver couple who startec out in July. 1048, with their bike a couple of bedrolls, a fc\v cloth mil S08, leave tomorrow on the la stretches of Ilielr grand tour. So f.ir they have pcdnled throng 30 states, parts of southern Cnnad and northern Mexico. They have more states to fto before ])imiph up t'ic last mite home In July. Married four years, Phil, 27, miner and Audrey, 24, have pa tlielr way by speeches, selling pen postcard pictures of themselves a enlisting the sponsorship of blcy firms and sporting goods stores. "We've been fed by opern sing and senators," says Phil. "Once even shared a can of beans with bum." The air corps veteran ! they have never'gone hungry. And after they return home? They hope to shove their bl nlwan] ship and head for Europe AT T1IK I>AV WINDOW | EDITOR'S NOTE: "Life With he Tax Gremlins" is n 12-part mmbnall story of the nation's complicated lax structure. Tlie Naraclers: Uncle Sam himself, lls Gremlin, Stale and !>>cal Tax Jremlin.s, and you—the laxpay- rs. It's from an "American Af- alrs" ijanijililol published by Uic National Industrial Conference Board at New York, an Independent, nnn-nrofil fact-ringing Insll- ntlon supported Eiy liusincss, labor and ullitr croups. You first meet Ihe Gre:nlins at he payroll window. Before you car ouch your money they clip it. If on arc an average Industrial work- with no dependents the federal Gremlin takes more than 10 cents ut of each dollnr Uhc A.P. of L. ays 11 T2 cents) for your federal ncomc tax. if you arc mruiled It be lcs=, according to the number of your exemptions. But lhat Is not nil. Both state ind local Gremlins clip it ag^in for ,'our state and local Income taxes, n 31 slates and 172 cities and coun- .les your pny envelope Is raided foi incrme taxes, In acldllloii to the federal Income tax. Then both Ihe federal anil slate Gremlins clip each dollar of your money for 4 to 5 cents more on account of social security deductions which they collect Jointly. paying to the Federal Government. When the government required employers to withhold Income taxes fn:m employes, the government put the worker, to sleep."—The Honorable James F. Byrnes. With the Courts Chancery: Willirm Owen Dunn by his mother niul next friend, Mrs. J. C. Swiggart. vs. Patricia Jackson Dunn, petition for annulment. James H. Sampson vs. Eva Mae Sampson, suit for divorce. "We would not have an ever-expanding government II the people In 1947 Americans ate an average of 19.9 ijoiinds of beef and 10 pound! of poriOHhe first time In 25 years were conscious of the taxes they are I beef exceeded pork. SE So\ "ntat™e House votes so far have Increased the total of the huge money bill. Six Boles of Hay, Fifth of Rum Put Elephant on Feet' BUFFALO, N.Y.. May 1. (IP) — When Koko got the colic it took a block and tackle, six bales of hay and a fifth of rum to put her on her feet? K : ' ' • The 50-year-old elephant was lifted' by the block and tackle.. Each time a little space appeared, hay was shoved under Koko until she was on her feet. The swig of rum helped revive her, but d'idn't make her tipsy. "When you weigh 9,000 pounds a fifth of rum doesn't mean much," said zoo curator Joseph A; Abgott. 10 other party leaders were found guilty In federal court of conspiracy to teach overthrow of the government. Each got five years. And, meanwhile, Thomas-Feeney himself was shown to be a fraud. He was. found guilty in federal court of defrauding the government on his payrolls and now is serving a sentence of six to 18 months. SHOW STARTS 7:J* F.M. Tuesday "BOMBA" THE JUNGLE BOY Starring Johnny Sheffield, Peggy Ann Garner Wednesday & Thursday "SEVEN SINNERS" John Wayne Marltne Dietrich RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Tuesday "BRIDE FOR SALE" . Clandette Colbert Roland Young, Georee Brrnl Warner News & Short Wednesday & Thursday TOUGH ASSIGNMENT" wllh Marjorle St«le and Steve Brodie News & Short! 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