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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER «, It4» Blackmer Fined For Tax Evasion Oil Millionaire of Teapot Dome Scandal 'Convicted by Court DENVER, Nov. 3—W—Henry M. Blackmer, gray and bent oil hiil- llontlre, yesterday was lined $20,000 for tvulou' of federal income t&xec. Blackmer, 80, had pleaded guilty to four counts of an evasion* Indictment Sept. 56 upon his return to thl« country after 25 years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Fie fled this country rather than testify In the teapot dome oil investigation In 1921 Justice Orle L. Phillips of the U. S. Circuit court of Appeals announced the fine after telling Blackmer '"I do • not believe the ends of justice would be served by sentencing the defendant to Jail.", • Blackmer stood silently and gaz- td directly »t 'justice Phillips as the court briefly review the cpse. After the jehtence was announced Blackmer bowed' slightly without changing expression and turned a- wny with his attrohey, Harold n. Roberts. Justice. Phillips said a report from a Boston clinic disclosed thnt o f four other indictments, two charging perjury »nd two Income tax evasion. The court announced that investigation showed Blackmer was not in Colorado at the time of these alleged o'fenses in 1921 and 1922. Justice Phillips said a report from *. Boston clinic disclosed that Btackmer Is suffering from a heart disease and a. serious gall-bladder ailment iand Lvforced to adher to a strict diet. He said he submitted this report to, two Denver physicians who later told him "imprisonment would be, fraught with - serious consequences" and might even cause Blackmer's. death. Made S7.OOfl.nOO in Oil The court's action came just 20 years and one day after .the late • Albert-B. Pall, former secretary of the interior. wa.<'sentenced to one years' Imprlsonmen'and Mned'$!00 f 000 for accepting a JIOO.OOD bribe in the teapot dome ess*. Blackmer became known as "the child of.the gods" as he amassed "i fortune In mining,-'all. and-, roll road ventures, bne of these was the continental trading company of which he; was R director. Old court. records showed 'that company .•••'mule'."12,000,000 In oil trading..The proflti went Into liberty bonds.- Some of those bonds were traced.to'Albert rail, secretary of the Interior In the Hardlrfg administration; ' ^ When • Congressional committee •ought to. question Blackmer .about thU in Its Inquiry of the teapot dome Kandil in 1924, Blackmer aliped aw»y to Europe. He led the luxurious-Ufe'of * •wealthy exile resisting attempts to extradite, him. But at : .8'o and none too well, he made, arrangements to return home five ^eeks ago. H« already had:paid J3,671.064 in taxes and penallies'fpr taxes due In 19I«, 19IT.and 1919 "thtrough ! 1023. The government said that cleared up h!s debts. , ' Nolir' Song The bundle-nesters of Brazil are . called ferrelros (smiths) by the Brazilians, because their song sound: like the noise made by a knife-grinder. FIRST CONTFOUE SUSTAINED POWER6D FUCHT flW, STAMP HONORS FIRST FLIGHT—Here Is a picture o* the new Wright brothers six-cent air mail commemorative 'stamp which will bo placet! on first-day sale at Kilty Hawk, N. C,, Dec. 17. The stnmp commemorates the flrsl night of the Wright brothers. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMhj 'Poor Man's Philosopher 7 Promises. One Vote for Woman President of U.S. NEW YORK, Nov. 2. (AP) — There Is a hubbub on Ihe horizon over whether America should elect a lady president. The mere sugge.slion of an electwl female bo?.s In the White House has stirred a lot of anguished male yawping, but a "madam president" is n.s Inevitable for the United stales as the return of short -stcirl.s. This If., because pou - cr tends to move in a single direction, unless changed by rebellion or revolution. And for 100 years real power in tins country, IIEI.S moved steadily from men to women—In every field, 'nils trend could be reversed only by n mass male revolt—and today there isn't enough insurrection of this, kind left in American men to quell a girls' basketball team from Guatemala. . , Today women oivn most of America, and therefore it is high time they took over the responsibility of running It,. They nave ducked their duty long enough. It l.s for that reason that thus poor man's philosopher pledges himself to cast a ballot for the first lady to head a national major party ticket. Be she Democrat or he- publican, she gets my vole—and as many more as I can stuff In the box A recent Gallup poll showed public sentiment has changed sharply on the question. It found 48 per cent of the voters were .willing to support a qualified lady presidential candidate, whereas In 1937 only 33 | per cent \\oukl pledge themselves 1 to such a precedent-shattering I step. . ; . j Men are fools to oppose the Idea of .R woman president. I:istead of opposing it, they should demand it. Once and for all it would end the feminine delusion that the me.=s the world's • In l-s strictly man-made. Let's-dwell a while in a political' slew .stirred by the dainty hand of woman. It'll be a change anyway. The Iruth ts, of course, that the globe's troubles arise because people are people, not because the leaders wear a bloii.se or a vest, But let's let Ihe girls find this hard fact out for .themselves. .' Only a raise sense of pride has caused men to take over the reins of power and shorten their lives with worry. Nature meant men to be gay, careless, thoughtless children of the sun. Nature meant women to work, plod and worry, and gave them a greater vitality lor these tasks. Why not Insist then that they run government and Industry? Let them enjoy the wrinkles and coronary thromboses that go u^iih care and authority, Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine has predicted the Republicans will win In 1852 It they name a woman on (he ticket. But I against any plan to begin feminine rule by nominating a woman for vice president. For if elected, she 1 Civil Engineers Hear President Truman Discusses Program for Building Up Foreign Areas WASHINGTON, Nov. 3. M>) President Truman said yesterday his point four program for building up underdeveloped foreign areas will help prove that the American system is the best for the peoples of Ihe world. Ir an Informal talk to (he American Society of Civil Engineers, the President also declared the believes In big plans—plans that are big enough to meet a situation one ean- t see at present. Mr. Truman said the aim of the point (our proposal la to develop the world's resources for the benefit of the world's peoples, not theh exploitations. He first advanced the plan us Item four In the International program laid out In his Inaugural address. Mr Truman said the world Is would preside over the U.S. Senate, and I would spare the good, gray— nnd baldheads of that august body this Ignominy. If we're going to go about It In earnest, then for the sake of old sentiment let's first retire these line old male warriors and elect an all-girl Senate. But the proper thing to do Is to elect a woman president straightway—on a clear-cut Issue of lady rule. I wouldn't mind If my own wife weie the first winning candidate. This is not so much because I could lafch on to part of her S100.000 salary—or that she would have $5(1,OCO a year in taxfree pin money. No, It's because of this possibility: when an acquaintance said, "Who was the lady I saw you out with last night?" I could reply: '•That wasn't no lady—that was your president!" . . now (iced by > itruigle between two Ideologies, one backed by t moral code and one not backed by moral code. The American system with Its moral code, he added, can do belt for the people of the world. He said he hopes engineer], doc- ton, and others with special skills will Inform themselves on point four. He added that If the sttndurd of living of the world Is rtl.wd lust two per cent, American factories will never catch up with the demand for goods. He said there, are resource* In the world which have never been touched and If they are put to work keep the world /rom being hungry, then no nation will carry on » war to grusp something the other fellow has. Eipreti Population Gain The' President, In his discussion of big plans in contrast with little ones, said the next census will show an American population of around 150,000.000. He said It Is our business not to plan for that figure but to anticipate a population double 'hut In the next 100 to 150 years. "We can't get the sights too hlgh, ; he said. He told the engineer* th&t not a; rlty In this nation Is properly Typographical Union Boosts Fay for Officers INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 3. if) '— Members of the International Typo- (fr§phlc»l Union h«ve defeated pro- pocils lo provide a»l»ry Increuef §,nd pensions for officers »nd em- ploye*. . The tabulation was announced by Don P. Kurd, ITU »ecreUry- treuurer. The totals were 34,371 to planned. The only one laid out to anticipate the automobile, he added. was Salt Lake City. Discussing ideologies, Mr. Trtl- m«n uld: "There Is a struggle now going on between two Ideologies. One of those Ideologies is backed by a moral code, und one Is backed by no moral code. "My ambition Is to show that th»t Ideology bicV by a moral code can do the best for the people of the world I »m just as sure of that as I stand here. "And I hope that all the engineers of this great United States of ours and all (he other great tech meal men, the architects, the physicians—everybody who has a special skill for the welfare of humanity—will inform himself on Ju«t exactly what i mean by point four." atalnit.the salary increases and 43,423 to 30,W a»«[rut the pensions. '.' » The salary proposal would have given $2,000 raises to President Woodrull Randolph and Kurd, who now receive 110,000 a year, and the ITU vice-presidents, who get 17,500. The pension plan' would have provided $10 weekly for each two-year term of service for ITU member employes, up to 50 per cent of their salaries. »2,00» bond. Forrest Kitterman, Jontsboro, has been placed in charge of th» ' Iocs I Kroger store. _ ' The Chinese minted coins as long ' ago as 10»1 B. O. ! Chain Store Manager Held as an Cmbtzxler HELENA, Ark., Nov. 3. M>>—Alvln H. Wheatley Is held in Jail here on charges of embezzling 51,300 from the local Kroger Company store, which he managed. He was arrested by Sheriff Edgar Hlckey yesterday on charges filed by Deputy Prosecutor John L. Anderson. He is accused of executing checks with fictitious names. Sheriff Hickey said Wheatley told him he issued the checks to cover a shortage, but denied knowing, how the shortage developed. Wheatley, former manager of a Covlngton, Tenn., Kroger store, is being held In jail In default of Now She Shops "Cash and' Without Painful Back* n disorder of kid tier function permits ivij matter to remain In your blood, it leg v*ins. lo»s of pe . nlghls. iwcllLnff. puffineai under the ejti. headache* and dliitnen. Frequent or scanty pusiffr* with •martinr ami burning tome- I Lune* shows there is oometMnff wrong vlth your kldneja or bladder. Uon'tTalU Avkyour druc^lstfor Do&n'a Pills, a stimulant diuretic, uitd AUcceiifullr by miIIion* for over GO years. 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