The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 23, 1949 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 23, 1949
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_ygPKi;SPAT, NOVEMBER t8, 1949 THt NATION TODAY— Climax Appears Near in Case Involving U.S. Consul Held by Communists in Mukden, China Bj Jamefi Marlow WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. m—The climax may come soon in the ctse of Angus Ward. Ht't the 56-year old American consul general at Mukden, China. For * month the Communists have held him and four members of the consulate jtaff In jail. No American has been allowed to see them or talk with them, al- BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS "arillon, English Chimes To be Placed in Arlington Cemetery Amphitheater WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. <.1>)— An electronic carillon of English chimes and flemish belts Is being placed In (he amphitheater of Arlington Cemetery where 'America's war heroes are burled. The bells are being presented by Amvels to honor the dead of World though food and clothing have been sent Into them. Ho treated no one here knows. Here U the background for whatever happens. Unlike ambassadors and ministers who work on a high diplomatic lev- w they've been el, the Job of an American consul like Ward Is largely looking after trade, shipping, things like that. r-- And, unlike ambassadors and min- ^listers who can't be jailed In a foreign country because they have what is called "diplomatic Immunity," a. consul can be jailed for an .offense. Almost immediately after they captured Mukden a year ago—Nov., KM—the Chinese communists put a police guard around the American consulate. This confined Ward and the members ot his staff to the consulate grounds, depriving them of freedom of the city. Last May the American government decided to close down the consulate. Still, the Communists would not provide Ward and his staff there were 14 people In all—with transportation to get out of Mukden. The police guard remained. Sent t» Jail October 1A Further, the communists had cut off the consulate's radio. So, presumably, anything Ward wanted to send to hLs American government first had to be cleared with the Communists. On Oct. 29, 1949. the Chinese Communist radio announced that Ward and four of his consulate staff had been jailed Oct. 24 on a charge of beating up a Chinese employe of •, the consulate In a wage dispute. (The other [our jailed men were listed as two Americans—Ralph Dehberg. Rochester. N.Y., a clerk, and Shiro Tatsumi. a mechanic— and two European employes: Frank fc.Cicogna and Alfred Kristan. On Oct. 31—two days after the CommunLst radio announcctnen. Ward's assistant, vice consul William N. Stokes, got word through to the American government—supposedly with Communist permission —about the arrest. Stokes said he had sent the department full details. But State Department officials say they never have received them and believe the Communists suppre-ssed them. Stokes said he had been able to send food and clothing to Ward and his companions but hadn't been permitted to see him. Finally this government—through its consul general at Pciping, O. Edmund Clubb—demanded Ward's release. Clubb made the demand on chou En Lai, the Communist gov- ernment's foreisn minister . What answer? None. Action Barbaric, Acheson Says The American government neit War II, Nat'onal Commander Harold Rupsell announced yesterday the $25.000 carillon will be accepted by President Truman at dedicatory services Dec. 21.' The carillon will be played Ihen for the fust time by Dr. Arthur Bieclow, bellnmter of Princeton University. Theicatter the bells will sound daily at the hour of retreat. Reports of Overcharge By Bell to be Investigated LITTLE ROCK. Nov. 23. Mh—The Arkansas Public Service Commission is investigating reports of overcharging by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Chairman Charles C. Wine said North Little Hock city attorney W got an answer. Sncretarv of State Acheson called the holding of Ward and his companions "barbaric" President Truman called it an out- rase. Although consuls can be jailed for alleged criinc-s, Acheson indignantly las said it's been a "universal priic- ice." to let consuls In trouble com- nunicale with their government and let release on bail. Meanwhile, the Communists, who lave smashed Chiang Kni-Shek's Nationalist government, want thi.» country to recognize them as head." of the real anrt legitimate'govern- ment of China. That recognition mi«ht nave beer delayed quite a bit, anyway, bill Acheson .-aiti it couldn't, be considered at all with Ward in jail. What could the U S. do? Nut inich. It seems, short ot war. But on Nov. 21 Aehcson tried this: He appealed to 30 nations, including Russia, to intervene wiili the Chinese Communists on behalf of Ward. So far it is not known that any of the 30 has clone so. But— The next day, yesterday. Nov. 22, i Tlle 1Klt| y of an _. _ _ the Chinese communists reponed 1 hunter was recovered from n Inkc their "people's court" at Mukden ncar ''- Gre rarl - v yesterday. had finished its Invrctitnitinn ami Union County Coroner Hoover Commission For State Recommended LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 23. (.IP) — Arkansas Attorney General Ike Murry yesterday advocated a Hoover Commission for Arkansas. He said he would recommend to tile Little Rock Bar Association at a noon meeting, that some group be formed to study Arkansas government with a view to eliminating duplication of services, reducing costs and Increasing efficiency. A commission headed by former President Herbert Hoover has beei studying reorganization of the fed erai government. Murry said that 23 slates have set up similar study groups. He said he dues not kno wexaetly how the proposed commission should be composed but that he will nut favor importation of out- of-statc experts to make the study. hah of Iran Likes American Way ot Lite NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 23. «>y—The oimg Shah of Iran rubbed royal Ibows with every-day America ycs- eiday and said he liked the demo- ratlc wny of life. The 30-year-old mohammed Rczn ihah Pahluvl visited tlic'.plmU of he Newark Evening News to see n American newspaper in ojiera- lon. He was given a key to the city by Major Ralph Villanl and attend- d a breakfast reception at the Newark News Building, mingling here with clerical workers and crt- torlal employes over several cups if coffee. Mayor Villanl asked him what f thougnt of the democratic w«j 1 life. The young Shah smiled and aid he approved. Laler he left for visit to Princeton University. PAGE FIVE 1C. Philips reported that some residents within the North Little Rock city linrts are being charged a mileacc basis. Wine said the commission has bee? informed of at least one other similar situation. He said the commission will make a thorough investigation and set a hearing on the matter if ncee.vsarv- ' I. r e estimated the investigation wil take several weeks to complete. , Chinese communists reported "people's court" at Mukden finished its Investigation and will §ive a verdict on Ward and his four companions. That's the story up to date. Duck Hunter Drowns In £1 Dorado Lake EL DORADO. Ark., Nov. 23. f/l'i— El Dorado rilled Smooth Rolf balls do not drive as far as dimpled or mesh surface balls. The explanation Is that the rough surface enables spin to lift the ball more. Dor SUMtJ' said that Otis "Skipper' Goodwin. 29. well known Union County man. drowned early yesterday when the boat in which he was riding swamped and overturned. ^clniltz said Ooodsvin's body win recovered approximately 40 utcs hue: by members of the hunting party. . • No inquest will be held, Schultz KEROSENE and FUEL OIL G.O.PoetzOilCo. Phone 2089 Marriage Licenses The following 'couples obtained narriage licenses yesterday at the iffice of Miss Elizabeth Blythc, county clerk: John Weaver O'Neal. Jr.. of Tal- Kitton, Ga., and Miss Agnes Eileen rta»an of Blytheville. Thomas Curby Cleveland of St. Louis and Miss Ruby Lucille Cain i)I Blytheville. Blytheville Man Named Delegate to Convention Mike Yales of Blytheville has been selected as a delegate to the internall&nal convention of I be Ciunmunlcntlon Workers of Amer- iea (CIO) to be held hi Cleveland. O.. nest June. He ivas chosen R? on Arkansas representative to (lie Cleveland meeting nt a district. CWA convention list week In San Antonio. Texas. He returned from San Antonio Monday. With the Courts 'otnmon Pleas: William Driver and Ely Driver oing business as Driver 'Brothers! s. Elmer Southard, suit fhiuRini; mlawful detainer relative to 20 .UTCS of the Jesse V. Driver lands ind a house on property, and to collect S394.92 In dnmngcs. Austria has 4,884 elementary sthoosl with a total enrollment ot about 800.0UO. Mr. Yates Is the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company In Blytheville. NEW ll"\ Opens Week Mays1:00 p.W .M.ilinre S.'itmd.iy * Sundays Mut.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Shun-lng Manila, Ark. Slums liVliUV NIGHT & Thursday "THE BIG CAT" wllli Lou Mi'Calllslcr Also Shiirlj Berlin Mother Finds Btihy After Four-Year Search BERLIN, Nov. 23. M>,_A mother's four year search for her baby was rewarded yesterday. Berlin's Kaiser ' WllheJm Institute, after elaboiale blood tesls certified that a foundling child in an orphans home Is the daughter of Maria ICop. f'rau Kop applied to the city authorities for custody of the girl, and for permission to rlinni'e the name from Barbara l-'uerbllriger in Helene Us Kop A nurse found the month-old buby thrown clear of bomb wreckage In May. 1945. as the city was falling (t> (he Russians. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wodncsilny S Thtiisdiiy "LADY FROM CHEYENNE" with l.orella Yoimff News mid Curl,Hin liLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY .ALL WHITC THEATRE. Wcd.-Thurs. Open 6:30 jmGallant Lekion ««» ADXUX IOOTH • Mild UIOT PRTOipfiONS SI tick Guaranlc'cd lies) ('rices Kirby Drug Stores Blytheville's No.1 Cleaner is Prepared to Take Care of All Blytheville's Holiday Cleaning Emergencies Better Cleaning C the Hud son Finish • In 8 Hours HUDSON CLEANER TAILOR CLOTHIER ItytficvilU. Art. Wcd.-Thurs. 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