The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 4, 1950 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 4, 1950
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THURSDAY, MAT 4, 1!)50 BIATHEV1LLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE NTNE Tht Nation Today: National Gambling— Special Senate Group To Probe U.S. Crime (Editor's Note: This is the lirst of three slorles.l • By Jam?* Marlow WASHINGTON. May 4. (/TV— Now we're going to have a nationwide investigation o[ crime by a special committee of senators. Senator Estes Kefauvcr, Tennessee Democrat, proposed this last Wanuary. The Senate didn't gel "round to approving the Idea until yesterday. This committee, with the help ol •) hired staff of investigators, will dig into the doings in various cities around the country. (Don't confuse this with the hearings held here for .several weeks now by another Senate committee trying to figure out a way of choking off race horse Information pumped to gamblers around the country by wire and phone. Hi); Shots Called (This committee has called In a number of people who might have something to say on this, including some gambling WE shots. But these lien rings have not really been a crime investigation. They were not Intended to be.) The big riuestion facing the Senate investigators as they start out is this: 1. Is there a super-gang of mobsters running a nationwide crime syndicate? 1 2. Or is crime, aiinough It crisscrosses the'nation, more ot a local enterprise engaged in hy local mobsters trying to make a fast buck? The attorney general, J. Howard McGrath, says that if there Is a nationwide crime syndicate, his justice department doesn't know abou it. But some state and city officials asking government help to mop up say there i such a syndicate, pull Ing the crime strings everywhere. &, Gamblins Is Nationwide •^Nevertheless, gambling is nationwide although everywhere, except in Nevada, there are laws agairyt. gambling. All states have laws against other forms of crime, such as prostitution, extortion, swindling and narcotics. But it's gambling which has the spotlight now. It's hard to believe a gambler can operate In one place very long without the knowledge and connivance of local police or city officials. If he's allowed to continue, it's because he pays off or has done, or Is doing, political favors and gets protection that "Way. You 'can see why this is so: unless he's being paid off rr has- received orders from higher up. even the cop on the beat couldn't afford to let. * spinbHns Joint do business under his nose. If he did, sooner or later he could be accused of stupidity, failure to do his duty, or taking graft. So he'd be a sap to let a law violator work near him unless he was getting money or orders from above, ^^nd so on up the line. Which Wlc^ns that wherever' there's (vny 'extensive gambling 7 there's corruption. And corruption, since money hunger is the root or it, undermines government -and >ads to .norse crimes, like murder. Picture May Be Confuting Bnt the gambling picture i little complicated and might be confusing to an eskimo ii he suddenly came here with ft simple view of the world thinking that black Is always black v and white U al- ways white. A number ot states, although they have laws against gambling, are not opposed to gambling as gambling, in them It Just depends on where the gambling Is done. For exatYiple: They make gambling legal r.a long as It's done at J. race horse track which has a license Irom the state to do business and Uike bets. These are colled pari-mutuc bets, after the machines which tig 1 ure out the odds. In such liceiiset cases, a percentage ol the money be turned into the tiate treasurj So the state gets something out the betting, But those same states have law against any betting on the horse it it's done away from Ihe track that Is, up some side street in handbook, which is another nani or a place which takes olf-trac bets. .lust how big is gambling? La* •car the citizens committee of Mas s'achusetts, made up of distinguish ed men of that state, estimate that Americans bet as much a $21.500,000.000 a year, or just abo half of what it takes to run tl government a year. The committee figured the money Is bet this way: $1,500,000,000 at the licensed and legal tracks; $10,000,000,000 at the unlicensed and illegal handbooks; $5,000,000,0<10 in sports pools, where the betting Is o the outcome ot snorts events like football and basketball; $2,000,000,000 In numbers |Kwls, or lotteries; and $3,000,000,000 in slot machines. Those figures the committee says, do not take into account the money gambled on raffles, punchboards, carnival games, and so on. Will Power Is Still Only Cure For Alcoholism; Antabuse Aids By Howard W. Hlakesltr Associated rr*ss Science Kdlfor DETROIT. May 4. (rtV—Will power Is sllll the only cure lit alcoholism. Antnbuce, the newest rti'Ug. is useful, but no home remedy. This was reported to the American Psychiatric Association today by twelve American and Canadian doctors. They said antabuse by Itself Is safe. But take a drink with antn- bme in your system, niui your (ace turns red. breath shortens, heart pounds and terrible worry sweeps over you. The obstacle to the wife's putting antabiLsc secretly In the coffee, tht doctors said, is ihat there are some men whom It might kill If they look even a bottle o! beer afterward. People with bad hearts, MK>' lood pressures, certain blood clr- ulatlon troubles and bad livers ari ot allowed to take antabuse. Scv- ral doctors said it Is necessary to lave a psychiatrist direct the trerd- nenl. Not because ot safety, but bc- nusc success depends on the drinker getting psychiatric help for his vill power. In San Francisco six doctors re- x>rtcrt 82 patients, with 50 per cent till dry after six months, 50 r*r •enl doing less drinking except 12 who returned to habitual drunken- icss. In Albany, N.Y., 150 wtre rcalcd, Ninety - lour Improved greatly. In Montreal, Canada, where 125 have been treated, halt ot those who had failed to reform with oth er treatments succeeded with »nta- Germam Imprisoned FREIBURG, Germany, May 4. —Two German doctors have been sent to prison lor killing 3,000 Baden asylum inmates whom the Nazis termed unfit to live. The defendants. Dr. Julius SchrecVc and Dr. Uidwtg Bauer, contended they acted under Nav.i orders to eliminate incurables, Schreck was sentenced U) T2 years at hard labor, Brauer to 11 years. BIDDIE RIDES THE RODS - «,^u u ,, v u. UJ -^* u. ; ,cr, on his way to market at (Jtica, N. Y., hcurd a ptculiar squeak in one of his wheels, he. slopped to investigate What he found was one ol his 100 chickens nervously perched on the axle. Capital to Go On Savings Time WASHINGTON. May 4, OT—The capital lias finally decider! to go on daylight savings tomorrow—four days behind other parts of the country that use fast time. Differences were Ironed out between House and Senate legislation authorizing capital clocks to go ahead an hour, and President Truman promptly signed the compromise. District of Columbia commissioners set 2 ajn. (EST) today /or the switch. A mixup o'-er Washington time cost a speaker A free lunch yesterday. Planning to caUrh an afternoon return plane to New York, Several Alcoholics Anonymous members have turned lo antabuse for help. None of ihe doctors would predict whether even several years oJ staying dry with antabuse would be a permanent cure. Dr. Karl M. Bowma-, San fran- clsco, said a man who took a brief anlabuse treatment In a hospital announced he was cured. By all previous experience, the doctors doubted this could be possible. The m«n wnlked out, got a Job, and has remained dry with no further l aid. NERVOUS STOMACH AI.I.IMIN relierei iliiUfuiliir ijm^tmf it "ncivom •lornnch" —he»vin««»«fWr neals, belching, btottiag >nd totlt 4w U . , -yJoc lora »oU found highly rftWU*«.WwI4 amouft— more than* *A billion a Stewart nru Illylhevlllr, Slor» Ark. Woman Leaps from 'Fa/Js NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y.. May 4. 1 )—A young woman rosa from a park bench last night, walked Into the swift rapids above tlie American falls and plunged over the cataract. The woman went to certain death still clutching a blue handbag, three witnesses said. NQ cine In her identity was found immediately. .-, Great to 'PERIODIC' ,3- Ml. Etna is 10,141 feel high. Robert M. Gray, advertising manager of ESSO Standard Oil Co., discovered it left an hour sooner. Advertising club members heard his speech lirst and ate afterward. But no Gray. He had to race lor that plane. FIMU M/A/S N*Tp»BuifdUpllttisU*c« ^ Against Them! Do functional monthly ailment* make you Milter f"»n pnins at such times'? And do you start suffering a few days be/ore your period from , nervous, strangely restless, weak, dragging feelings—due to Ihls cause? Then atari taking Lydta E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to relieve such symptoms. Pink ham's Compound DOES KORI than relieve this monthly pain. It also relieves accompanying nervous, tense emotions ot this nature. Regular UM' helps hulM up resistance such female distress. The woman's friendl LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S IN PERSON: THE NATIONALLY FAMOUS-ORATOR LYNN J. IRWIN Past Grand Sire Sovereign Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. ot tfw World Calvary Baptist Church Friday, May 5 8 P.M. Mr, Irwin hat an outstanding reputation as a guest speaker and orator. Only once in a lifetime will you be offered the opportunity to hear a Grand Sire or Past Grand Sire ot th« World Order ot Oddtellowship. Mr. Irwin will be accompanied to Blytherille by his staff. MANY NEVER SUSPECT CAUSE OF BACKACHES An -K-* pet older, itresa and ilrnin. ov«r- cnW sometime* stares down, kidney function. Tins mnr leatl many folks to complain ol nursing backache, IOM of r«P and up n iff til* <ir frequent pansagei may rr»ult from minor bladder irritations due to cold, dampness or liletjiry indE;erilion». If your disct)nifort* are duo to thc*e CHii*ej. don't wait, trr I>onn*B Fills, a mild rthirctte, Used jucressfully by miUioni for over 50 ytunt. WhiFe these symptom* m*y often otherwise occur, it'» am«tin* How help the 15 mile* of kidney tube* and filter* flush out wast*. Get .Doan'* Tills today I RAIN OR SHINE ^SUMMER OR WINTER » i M-W DRYS CLOTHES Everybody's Rushing Down to FITZPATRICK'S BIG GRAB BAG AUTOMATICALLY ANY DAY NO WEATHIR DELAYS NO ORRY1NO HIAVY WIT WASH NO TIRESOM! CLOTHES HANGINO RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR Factory-Trained Mechanics Any Make or Model Prompt Servic* Reasonable Prices Phone 2642 We Pick Up and Deliver Fred CaUihan linSo. First St., Blythevillt t You'll Love Our Flowers! 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