The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1940 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 13, 1940
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1940 SM TORS FURTHER II Special U. S. Grand Jury Has Indicted 18 Thus Far DETROIT (UP)—A special federal grand jury -which returned four mail fraud indictments charging political shakedowns totaling more than $500,000 was scheduled to resume its investigation of state business practices Dec. 12. The indictments, which followed the successful pattern developed by O. John Rogge, chief of the U. S. Department of Justice's criminal division, in prosecuting the last of the Huey p. Long machine in Louisiana, named Republican National Committeeman Frank D. McKay and 17 others, including minor state officials and reputed ex-Purple gangsters. McKay, whose name has been in the forefront in Michigan political affairs for the past 15 years, and his co-defendants branded the indictments a political plot and predicted complete exoneration. The first trial was set for Jan. 21. In that trial McKay was to be the only defendant. He was charged proof that the- mails had been j WASH TUBBS used, even indirectly. This evidence was to be handed over to state authorities. While the Detroit grand jury continues its investigation, another federal grand jury was expected to ' be called in Grand Rapids, McKay's home town, Joseph Deeb, U. S. attorney at Grand Rapids already has requested Rogge's aid, Says Draft Is Not Cause of Nuptial Boom BY BETTE EVANS NBA Special Correspondent CHICAGO, Dec. 9. —"The increase in marriage!} since the draft doesn't mean the boys want to escape serving their country/' ; •Those are the words of Chica- | go's famed Judge Joseph Sabbath, | who ought to know whereof he | speaks. Just beginning his 31st. year as judge of Superior Court, j Cook county. Judge Sabbath has 1 heard more than 55,000 • divorce i cases during his long service, hns effected more than 4500 reconcili- j ations. "The boys are only hastening! their marriages." Judge Sabbath) explains, "because they don't want! to take a chance on losing- their j sweethearts while they are in service. They want someone to return to when that service is over" FAITH IN YOUTH "Looking back to the domestic re- 5LYTHEVILLE (ARK) COURIER NEWS with defrauding Edsel Ford of Cations problems presented by the nearly $10,000 by soliciting cam- la $t war, Judge Sabbath has this paign contributions for specific to say about the marriages of then bills which in fact had been paid. The grand jury charged McKay pocketed the money collected from Ford. McKeighan Also Named William H. McKeighan, former mayor of Flint and second to McKay in Republican party leadership in Michigan, was named with McKay and 10 others in an indictment charging a $500,000 liquor purchase shakedown. ' The government charged that McKay, McKeighan and others collected from 16 nationally known liquor manufacturers to see that the state favored the companies' products in its purchases. The state has a monopoly on liquor wholesaling. McKeighan has been indicted several times, McKay, although the subject of numerous investigations, never had been named in a and now: "The story of the. present draft marriages, for the boys who do waive exemption, will be different from that of the last war. Recent legislation in many states stipulates a time of waiting between application for license and the performance of the marriage cere- money. Young people today will have time to think about it, and to recognize. Too often, 20 years ago. sorry-faced young folks explained to me that theirs had been a war marriage — one of haste, under stress of aroused emotions. "I have great faith in our American young people of today. Those boys who are married, and* do enter the" service, are doing it for love of their country. And in her sacrifices, the young woman is serving her country well. I don't think any of the young men are -* | trying to evade the draft—if thej 'are, then they should be forced L . , Jth" true bill until the special grand jury acted. , McKeighan.- noting that the , charges against him-were based on ''] L™^^ 0 " ° f thC ma " K*CONC,L,AT,ONS "Up to now I've used the mails only to send Christmas cards .to ° f my^fnends, Bui £rom,now-on. rm ' -- < Judge Sabbath has noted that recently 5 there are fewer divorces (among young cards in person." . Another/indictment charged McKay, Stranahan, Harris & Co., of Toledo, and two of the company's officials with attempting to defraud the city of Grand Rapids of $300,000 by manipulating the sale of waterworks bonds. . The indictment, ; .stated that the $300,000 was not obtained but charged that- the sale was completed in such a way that the city did lose $20,000. A fourth indictment involved the Michigan state purchasing department; charging' the defendants with failure to advertise for bids substitution of. bids to make,.sure favored companies were successful, and submission of bids from non- existant companies to competf with bids from companies allegedly on the "inside." Grand jury; aides said that other evidence, was uncovered but there was no mention made of it ,in the indictments .because there was no ."Perhaps it's .....-, --„--<' of forced; rather than chosen, separation, because of the possibilities of conscription, is drawing young couples closer together. "Marriage and divorce,' 'the judge sadly shakes his head: "it's a sony ending that indifference and misunderstanding bring to couples, especially when there are children. I'm not proud of the divorces I've granted." Then he smiles and says. "But I am' proud of the 4500 reconciliations I've effected, And I can only hope and pray that out of the bad of this troubled world will come the good of couples being drawn closer together in their need for beauty and for faith in the uncertain years just ahead." Mount Vesuvius, one of the most .amous craters, is not the worurs argest volcanic crater. Although blind. Ivar Johnson, Mich., is an expert What's Behind This? BY ROY CRANK VOW* 1ERMSJ \ THA6 RKJHT, PAILV. \ MOW, LIKE A* WOT, !/*,» *r*= • i W , A °^"^ N \WE60T TH'SAMC FEURz/OF you ARE / OUTF\T UKE V0UCS, \ (U THERE'S A HEAP ' '~ COULD 6O VNRON6 UNLESS THE &I6HT MAM STEPS IMTO YOUR SHOES \ 111 ROT IN 3AIL 1'U GO TO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR BEFORE APPOINT A CftACK- THtNK nr ovre, CWUM. THB ELECTRIC CHAM UTTLE GUV, WIWKLEV, TH' DEPARTMENT CHIEF EM6IMCER. BOTH SPLEWDID MEM! j BRAINED IMBECILE LIKE 60 UNLESS APPOINTED RED RYDER Danger \\n\\\\ Ways BY FKED V ITS A GOOD -tUirtG LQOKUf- Ea RA AHEAD/ JUKE 5fotE FRDrA 1HAT 'Virginia' Gets Back Its Original Title as State Takes Up the Fight By PAUL HARRISON NBA Service Stair- Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 12.—I sec where they've changed the title again on the picture originally called "Virginia." As the result of a great amount of consultation, meditation and petitioning, and with a derisive minority holding out for "The Wounded Tennis Player," the title is being carried back where it came from—to "Virginia." The last I'd heard on this lively subject was that the final, conclusive, okayed title was "The Southerner." Apparently Paramount had decided to box the compass with Sam Goldwyn, who recently released "The Westerner." This was no surprise to the pressagents, who began to recaption a few thousand still pictures, nor to the advertising staff, which merely threw away all its layouts and started rejiggering its pet adjectives and catch-phrases. Of course there was very little sense to the title of "The Southerner," since the story us about the invasion of Virginia by rich Northerners. But studio employes accepted this philosophically. VIRGINIA RESENTS CHANGE ' Edward H, Griffith, the producer-director, had declared almost .'rom the beginning that he didn't like "Virginia" for the film tag. He didn't want it confused with "The Virginian" or "Virginia City*' or "The Howards of Virginia"—the latter being probably the dullest movie title ever devised. He also pointed out that for some reason everyone seemed to figure "Virginia" promised a period picture instead of a modem story. Since this is in color, there were many who feared that the customers would confuse "Virginia" with those state-named chromos. "Kentucky" and "Maryland," fonlcd by 20th-Fox. ' But when the original title was discarded and others proposed, you ought to have heard the holler from the Old Dominion. Prom here, it sounded like, "By Grid, suh, they cain't do this to us!" Newspapers, state and city chambers of commerce, mayors, college presidents, the Wllliamsburg Restoration Association, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation and Governor James H. Price joined in protests. I'm told that a cutie wearing hoop- skirts and carrying a petition started out on roller .skates for Hollywood, and that students' demonstrated in front of the Paramount consulate in Richmond. So "Virginia"'it is. •"': TITLE .SUPPLY RUNNING SHORT There's a genuine scarcity of film titles, with more, than 14,000 used during the past 25 years and thousands more owned and already registered with the Producers' Association. You cnn't just think lip a phrase, such as "The Inconsolable Mr. Whizzlesnop," , and copyright, it; a title has to go with a published story, play or song. As a result, lots of authors arc cashing in handsomely on old, dormant properties. • A title may j bring from $1000 to $10,000. The-'' latter figure was paid by Sam j Goldwyn for "Strike .Me Pink." although it had absolutely nothing .0 cio with the picture on which he ; hung it. i Although n vS.uggestion of torrid ; romance is desirable in n picture \ name. Hollywood believes there arc two strikes on any film that has "Love" in the title. Even so. it has been used 156 times. "Man" has appeared in 179 titles, and "woman" in only k 144. "Hell," used on 46 flickers, is almost 10 times as popular us "heaven. AX HONEST IHLLINfi Comes the millennium, maybe there won't be any move movie titles, ntrhnps the public, tired of fiiessing; ;md being fooled, will have forced the adoption of honest informative like this: Clark Cable and Shirley Temple in CW **<= Moil. Col. 11CM Kofi S3 110m Such a code would tell the fnn.s whal they really wnnt Lo know. and in this example it would include: names of slurs; comedy- 'western; rated three stars by critics' consensus; modern period; color; recommended by censor groups for children over !•}• sixth time this .story has been filmod; running time, HO minutes. Play Director Finds Jitterbugs on Decline CHARLESTON, S. C. (UP)—Evi- U drawing to a close; is o lie red by Danny Jones, nwslstnnt supervisor of playgrotmnd programs lor Charleston. Ho says Uml the youngsters— the ones who were writhing and twisting through the jitterbug con- toillon.s a fow wck.s tigo— (ire now choosing at the rate of two to one sweet, numbers over the jitterbug pieces. No Other gasofine will so consistently give you rapid-fire starting and warm-up... because no other gasoline so consistently leads in high test quality. In recent laboratory tests, the high test rating (V6I- atility Number) of regular-price Phillips 66 Poly Gas was 50% higher than the average Volatility Number of 19 premium price gasolines. Films depicting war episodes arc forbidden In Italy. The entire continent of South America llos east of Detroit, Mich. React Courier News want ncis. Dr. Saliha's Clinic EYE, EAR, NOSE nnci THROAT 128 K. Kentucky Avc. r Coiner Franklin & Kentucky CLASSES FITTED .1. A. Saliba, M.D., M.E., Vh.G. Office Phono 418, lies. 410 OF= ,A P»/\!SJ>\AW CANAL WORD EU' , COAAE-S F=ROM CENTURY USED TO HOfMT OUT Slllllll CENTURY D»ST,t.U,HC C O . .. F. « O R I BUY WHERE MILLIONS ARE BUYING 11,184,642 people bought used cars and used trucks from Chevrolet dealers during the last seven years. You can always expect the best used car values from the nation's leading used car merchants. THEY OFFER THE BUT USED CAR VALVES OfAlER SIEWUR Boy QOAl/x SAVE NIOMEYl ANSWER: Right . . .but they do exude a red. oily fluid from I Jargc pores in the skin. NEXT: Gold and platinum fish hooks. V--' SECTION OF THIS NEWSPAPER FOIR YOUR CHEVROLET DEALER'S USgD CAR AND TRUCK BARGAINS!

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