The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 26, 1949 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 26, 1949
Page 14
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' PAGW BLYTHEVILLE {ARK.)' COURIER'NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2fl, 1»4» Speculation Has it That Administration isTrying To Get Rid of Denf eld BT Elton C. Far ' ; WASHINGTON, Oct. 28. (a 1 )— Speculation around the Pentagon tixlay wa* that th« administration bt trying to figure out Just how to remove Admiral Louis Denfeld from his command of the Navy. Those doing the speculation took H for granted that level decision ha* been reached to drop Denfeld. A Pentagon huddle yesterday was followed by a meeting between President Truman, Secretary of Defense Johnson and Secretary of the Navy Matthews. Out of these meetings grew speculation that the problem now Imd become one of the method by which Denfeld would he relieved—and whether there might be other changes. There are a number of other highly-placed naval officers who, like Denfeld, quarreled with the way service unification works out for the Navy. They, loo, were witnesses Jn the House Armed Services Committee hearings on the military forces' quarrel. How—? There 'was no immctliate indication of how the administration might go about asking for Denfeld's resignation or directing his ouster. Friends of Denfeld said the • dmlral so far lias given every evidence of intending to remain until removed, that he doesn't Intend to resign from his Job as chief of naval operations, to which he had Just been reappolnted for another two- jear • term. Like the' 1 chiefs of staff of the other services, Denfeld was appointed,by the President, with confirmation by the Senate. Thus, it would 'take presidential action to remove him. •Significance was seen in the fact that when Johnson called a meet- Ing to consider "lessons to be learned" from the House Committee investigation he Invited only the civilian heads of the armed forces and his own deputy and assistant secretaries. ' Prom tills' Pentagon meeting Johnson and Matthews went almost airectly to the White House to talk , with the President. ,, - Johnson Cautious * Emerging from that meeting, Johnson was cautious in talking to . reporters. : He disclaimed responsibility for the widely circulated reports that Denfeld was to be fired —and insisted that "I am saying nothing now that could support or," But if Denfeld and Gen. Omar Bradley—who at the hearings deplored "fancy Dan" admirals who wanted to run unification their own way-4iidn't meet in Johnson's office they:did come face lo face over a conference table in the afternoon. The Joint chiefs of staff then held Its first meeting : since Denfcld's , criticism and Bradley's sharp- tongued reply shook: the hearing 'chamber. .' When the three hour and fifteen minute meeting was concluded Bradley was asked by reporters If it was harmonious. Tilt general replied with one word: "Sure." Obituaries Final Rites Conducted For Jim W. Garrison lilies for Jim W. Garrison, 61, of Gosnell, were conducted at 2:30 (his afternoon at Cobb Funeral Chapel by the Rev. T. J. Richardson, pastor of the Half Moon Baptist Church, Mr. Garrison, who had been ill about a year, died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Eula Larue, north of Gosnell. He had corno to BIythevllIe from Tcnncsse, where he was born. He is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Jamie Wright of Blythe- vllle, seven grandchildren anrl R brother, Tom Garrison, of Tennessee. The Cobb Funeral Home was In :hnrge of burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. • * • Steele Woman Dies; "uneral Tomorrow Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p_m. at the Methodist church in Steele, Mo., 'or Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Turner, vile of John H. Turner, by the Rev. Mnrvin Nibl&ck. pastor. Mrs. Turner, 84, died at li e r home at Sleele, yesterday morn- ng. She was born in Madison Couri,y, Tenn.. but had lived in Steele 'or the past 21 years. She wns a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors other than her husband neliide two daughters, Mrs. Mnttic Preland and Miss Stella Turner, oth of Steele, and two sons, ieo'rge Arthur Turner of Milan, Tenn., and William Exchange Student Speaks At Lions Club Luncheon Phillip Weidman, exchange student from Sweden, spoke to the Blythev'Ule Lions Club, yesterday the club's weekly meeting at the Hotel Noble! Mr. Weidman Is spending Octobe it the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. C Ducloi at Promised Land, and ha made several addresses before SNOW IN SOUTHERN CAL1KOUN1A—A visitor to Mt. Ijigima Recreation Area, San Diego Calif., enjoys unprecedented October snowfall as tic hikes across whlle-blaiikcied field. Snow measured 10 inches at. some mountain points as drifts blocked . Temperatures as ]uw as 25 degrees and winds up to 85 miles an hour were recorded In unseasonal weather. (AP Wirephoto). TRIAL Con (i titie cl from l*a KG I husband decided to RO to Cairo, III., and it 7,as (here that she next saw Smith and Lane who accused her hiibbmrul ol "running au'fiy," IVfrs. Mono./ aii.o told of seeing the three dclendauLs In Manila the day before the burglary, of driving to E::o.vnli dnrin • the afternoon, and making a date for Mrs. Rice with one of the three Chlcngo;ms. They all went from Manila to the Morrow home in Holland thnt night and were there until the four men left n round 2 and were away for about three hours. Mrs. Rice's testimony was similar Lo thai of MI-S. Morrow. She -snicl | with the latter a few days before the that she met the defendants In Etowali burglary. operation with information and ed- R. Turner of | ucntlon authorities of (he armed "•«••«"*• I services. It will be known as the Pallbearers will include R. E. L. ] University of Maryland - European Smith, S. L. Robinson. Homer Alex- > Command College of Special and ander, Jack Rude, Joe Turnbo, and i Continuation Studies. Bert poteet. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion lernetery, under the direclion of Ihe Holt Funeral Home of Blythc- ville. front of the clinic where she works in Manila. In coint she Identified n light tan bag which the men hrid in the cur, and it was tlie same bag which officers sefxed when the arrests i«re made in O.sceola. she told the jury this morning. It is alleged to have contained bm-g- lar tools. Several additional siiite witnesses still had not been heard at noon and it was considered doubtful that the case would go to the jury today. The defense, it was indicated by Claude cooper and Bruce Ivy, attorneys for the accused men, will be bused on the theory that the three men were "framed" in connection with the burglary In Etowah. Morrow Is Slate's Witness Yesterday afternoon. Mr. Partlow first called Morrow to the stand as a state's witness. Morrow said he first met Barg in Detroit hi 1943, He did not elaborate on further contacts with Barg uiilil lie told of his a]le"eii meeting ° Morrow said he was contacted by Barg while the latter was In Chicago. Several days later, he related, he met Barg, Lane and Smith at the Arkitn.'ias-Mi.ssoiirj state line. 1 From the state line meeting. Morrow toid the court .the men decided to contact a friend of Morrow's in London, Ky,. concerning ''some safecracking jobs." After a visit in Kentucky proved futile. Morrow said, the four returned to Morrow's home in Holland, Mo. On the Saturday prior to the burglary, Morrow said he, his wife, Smith and Barg motored to Etowah, stopping en route at the Homer Starnes store near Etowah. Tells Purpose of .Visits On questioning, Morrow said the purpose of Ihe visit to this store was to sec if It were possible to "pull a job 1 ' there. Noting no safe, he said, they proceeded to the Wil- inoitth store in Etowah. There, Morrow said Snuth went Into Hie itore. He quoted Smith as saying, on his return to, the car, hat he (Smilh) had given a clerk In the store a 520 bill which necessitated going to the safe for change. Morrow told the court that Smith said he had spotted the safe. Morrow then told the Jury that Smith, Lane, Barg and he came back to the store early Sunday morning, "just before daybreak." He said they drove through the town once and the three Chicago- ana, who were In their own car, told tilin to wait outside of .town. When they came by him sonie 30 minutes later. Morrow said, they told him to drive on. Later, Morrow said they stopped but, he drove ahead while they apparently opened Lhe safe. , > En route to Morrow's home In Holland, Morrow said ho recognized Deputy Sheriff Holland Alken's car (which was on Us way to Etowah to investigate the crime) between Dell and Blytheville. On returning to Holland, Morrow stated that he received $200 and that soon thereafter he and his wife went to a tourist court in Cairo 111. Tells of Threats While there, he said Barg and Smith came into their cabin. Morrow said Barg slated he would kill anyone who told on him. Morrow related how he and his wife went to California where they subsequently were arrested and returned to Mississippi County. Others testifying yesterday afternoon were Morrow's wife, Opal Lee Morrow, and R. K. Wilmouth. Sr., owner and operator of Wilmouth's Store in Elowah. The trial opened yesterday morn- Ing awl at noon the regular petit jury panel had been exhausted with only 11 jurors selected. The twelfth Juror was selected from n special panel called into court by Sheriff Berryman. American Gl's Have College in Germany WASHINGTON—Wj—Seven University of Maryland professors have left for Germany to set up the first full-time college training program for Amrricnn military and civilian personnel. 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