The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 28, 1949
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1949 American Spying Changes One-man Operations Growing to Large ! Scale Activities WASHINGTON — America's old- tnne spies seem picturesque in retrospect. They had none of the large-scale organization and efficiency ol our modern espionage system, the Central intelligence Agency. They worked only In wartime; that helped give them glamor. Spying was largely a one-man or one-woman operation. The national favorite is young Nathan Hale, the Connecticut school teacher and Yaleman who became a captain in George Washington's army. He t ^ed Into the British lines in the jguise of a Dutch school teacher fo obtain military information. He was captured and hanged the next day. "I only regret that I have but one life In lose for my country," the patriot is reported to have said before the noose lightened. Perhaps . the young scholar was recalling a line from Joseph AddLson's "Calo"—"What pity is it that we can die but once to save our country." Another brave but less well-known spy for Gen. Washington was Col Barton. He and a few soldier's disguised as non-combatants penetrated the British lines and capturcti Brigadier pros cot I. They brought Prescolt back to Washington, who held him as n prisoner for some time. Then there was Pvt. Charles Morgan, who spied, on Corn wall is' ami) as an agent of Gen. Lafayette. Two women became famous ai spies on opposite sides in the Civi War, the Union's Emma Edmonds and the Confederacy's Belle Boyd who saved Stonewall Jackson's army by giving him timely information. Allen Pinkerton and his famous detectives ran an cxtcjislve spy system for the Union army. Pinkerton and Ills men became f am OILS whet they foiled R. plot to assassin at* President Lincoln in 1168. Pinkertor after the war maintained a prlvatf jjv.detectlve agency. But out of hi; ijptWrtime organization grew the U.S Secret Service, Thomas Beach, an Englishmen who fought on the Union side in th Civil War, spied for the British in this country In the 1860s and 1870s His Job was to keep Britain informed of activities of Irish agitators on this side of the Atlantic, who nt one time tried to invade Canada. With the alias of Maj. Henri le Caron Beach joined Irish-American socle ties, earned the confidence of fellov members and then betrayed thei plans to his employers. Beach's type of work leaves a bad taste in the mouth of historians who admire most -wartime spies. The Secret Service earned quit a reputation as spy hunters during the Spanish-American War, break ing up one notable Spanish spy ring in this country. The organlzatloz also had charge of anti-sabotage anti-espionage work In the firs World War. But since then it h« had little to do with such activities The Secret Service is normal!; charged with guarding the Preside!! and enforcing certain laws concern Ing the U.S. Treasury, like catching counterfeiters. The Federal Bureau of Investiga - tton had charge of counter-espion !%£ago and anti-sabotage work in th • last war. It also extended its count er-espionage and Intelligence wor to Latin America for the duration of the war. The espionage work in the last war was done by the armet forces and the Office of Strategl Services (OSS). Many hair-raisinj tales came out of post-war publica tions of OSS. Spying Is as old as history. Yoi read about it in the Bible. The Eng ILsh are said to have created thei intelligence system about 1330. Ed ward III established it so he couli learn about continental- intrigue; He was interested in promoting hi little kingdom's foreign trade, am he found he needed to know wha was being planned and plotted ii the courts of Europe. America about 600 years later ha. reluctantly set up a peacetime in .telligence agency, partly for a sitni ^.r rea^onfor guidan—ce in playing successfully iU new role as leadc in world affairs. BLYTHEVTU.E fARK.) COUTUER NEWS Missionary's Navajo 'Parish' Covers 16,000,000-Acre Tract McMath to Kick In NEW YORK, Nov. 28. OTh- Gov Sid McMath of Arkansas Is one o M governors who have agreed I attend a Slon-a-nlate dinner at th Waldorf-Astoria hotel here Dec. ' The dinner is being given to ral.v funds for the Democratic Nationa Committee. You Can Tell the Difference in Good Shoe Repair RENT A CAR Drive Anywhere Vnu Please Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 Marineland Laboratory Gets Body of Whale Calf For Scientific Research ST. PETERSBURG, Pla, Nov. 28. CAP)—Death came to a 1,500-pO'iind whale and her beach-born calf— despite attempts to give mother nature an assist. The calf was born high on (he sands of St. Petersburg beach, The mother apparently had come into shallow water seeking safety but m'Bh winds nnd redding lldes had left her stranded. Three beach residents, John Fier- ber, Chuck Rethburg and Bill Bell, carried the calf to the Gulf of Mexico and, with the aid of a truck, towed the mother to sea. Regaining her strength. Ihe mother whale swam ont to sea but the baby whale kept returning to the beach. Finally it was put into a tank, During the night the mother whale r returned to the beach in search of her offspring, and there on the beach she died. Shortly aft- crfards the baby died in its tank. Remains of. the baby were sent to Marinehnd's Laboratories, near St. Augustine, for scientific study and to determine what caused its death. , IKIiNli IIOSK1NS AND I'Ul'II.: She has to leach them to read Navajo so they'll be able to read English. By NBA Serrtri- FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz.—<NEA> —A Navajo girl, away al a school in Phoenix, was coming home for 3. visit. She wrote her mother a letter, telling her the gonrt news. But ivhen she arrived home her mother wasn't there. The older woman couldn't read. She'd gone on a journey for -several days, looking for someone to read the letter to her. And because she couldn't read she missed her daughter's visit. That story is typical of life nn the Navajo reservation, wluve 80 per cent—some 52.000—of tile Indians are illiterate. There are schools for only a third of ;he Navajo children. It's that condition that Irene Hoskins. Iowa-born Quaker missionary, and others ure trying to correct. For more than l«o years, Mils Hoskins has drives her truck and trailer over some 16,000.000 acres of desert In Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, bringing the ability to read to the people. Her job is sponsored by the interdenominational Home Missions Council ot North America. Before she set out on the road, to bring education and the church to the Navajo's nee-hive shaped "hogans," she had taught In reservation schools. Since two-thirds of the Navajos speak no English, she feels that the first, step in teaching them lo read English Is to teach them lo read Navajo. She is still learning the difficult Navajo tongue, ai.d keeps up her own lessons while teaching others. Her "jianshv i s nn Immense stretch of desert. tioUetl wU.h tiny settlements. Roads arc poor, making her work all the more difficult. During one day's "classes," Miss Hoskins and her Navajo intermediary and translator, Mrs. Edna Ma- loncy. may visit four or five "ho- gans," covering 12 miles. She finds that most of the Nava- Jos. who have several names, want to first learn to write their English names. Some of them don't ev3n know the correct pronunciation their English names, having had them written out by missionaries and preserving the paper carefully for many years. * » • Miss Hoskins finds the Navajos, despite ihelr poverty, a very hospitable race. In the tiniest, crudest "hogans," she and her assistant will he honored guests. The 'family brings blankets to stretch on the floor for the visitors' comfort. The children fetch cars of brightly colored corn, and throw them on the fire. They take their best— and only—tin cups and scrub them with sand and water. And. after a short while, the youngsters band plates of mutton and corn and cups of hot coffee to the guests. Besides being a teacher. Miss Hoskins often finds herself pressed into service on the reservation doing other things for the natives. Once she stopped her truck at the desperate hail of a Navalo grandmother. There was a sick baby that needed help. Miss Hoskins turned her truck Into an ambulance and drove the child to the nearest ho> pital, -10 miles away. "I have often wondered," Miss Hoskins says, "what would have happened if the grandmother had stopped someone who knew no Navajo." Hot Springs Plans Christmas Parade HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Nov. 28 —A mile-long parade through the downtown business district toiilBhl officially will oper? the 1010 Christmas season for this resort city. Twenty-three colorful floats, each depleting a different Christmas scene, seven marching bands, three military units and scores of gaily (iecoratcd automobiles will make up the procession. Theme for this year's spectacle the sixth to be sponsored by the Hot Springs Pilot Club, will be "Christmas on parade." Prizes will be awarded to the three organizations which enter the best floats. Read courier News Want Ads Wounded Man Faces Charge of Murder HEBER SPRINGS, Ark., Nov. 28. <Pt — Authorities today closely checked the condition of a young father, critically wounded in a gun battle which killed his wife. Cleburnc County Sheriff Alton Biltle said if Eulos Carr, 21, live: he will be charged with the fata shooting of his 20-year-old wife Mrs. Bernice Cnrr. The woman was slain and Carr shot near the heart during a family squabble In their tourist cabin home Wednesday night. After the shooting, Carr grabbed his small son in his arms, drove 15 miles to his parents' home and then collapsed.. FACE SEVKN AMAZING.' Ytr, I ft mltjr imum? hew quietly »J pleaj- *il(j- Lfqmif Cipudini tun htadulit. You i te . Ci&udint'i pilrvitlinina TnQr^ditnli art a!r»4) diMoiVftd—all read/ to U»t btmBing nMtt, Capu. dint tonlami four diffi/tnl injr«diiAli which <««; tojtther to quhVly tut htadache v.t nturafgia- Gtl Liquid Capvdini. Use H iintlti <xi libel. Here's a report on iho iteps saved in one typical morning by one typical customer's telephone . . . 6 conversations . . . covering 39)a miles, all in local calls.-.. at an average cost of about 2£ a call—or a third of a cent per mile! », R. E. Slvlvy, 2115 Rutland SI., Houilon, Tixat Thanks so much for the lift "Cl»o*,, ewr voihwomon- "Dorothy, ruy ihter-in-lo- CO CO CCi c^ — ^offrS SMILES EVER \VO\DER HOW MANY STEPS VOUr ! TELEPHONE SAVES? Like most people, Mrs. Sivley was amazed when she looked at the actual record of the calls she made and received . . . and al the actual cost of those calls, Evcry year the telephone becomes more and more important in our daily SOUTHWESTERN BELL " r *X ^coco c^>(Sf1 lives. And every year brings further progress in telephone service. New telephones added so you can reach and bo reached by more people. Improvements made so you can hear better, get your callsthroughcjuickcr.enjoymoretroublc- free service. The resvilt-a real bargain today that grows in value every year. TELEPHONE COMPANY What •/!• s'V»i «o much for to lillltj Mental Patient Has Lot of Iron in Diet TUSCALOOSA, Alii., Nov. 28. <flt -Doctors at Brycc Mental Hospital hero operated on a patient who complained of a stomach ache. Here's what they found in the patient's stomach: Fourteen cot springs, a spoon handle. two overall simps, a can from a soft drink bottle, 31 pieces of wire, 41 rocks, a bolt, and a nut. Visit Japanese Diet TOKYO, Nov. 28. W'j-Fcur American Congressmen saw the Japanese Diet (parliament) in action Saturday and met sonic Japanese legislators who soon will go to Washington to sec how Congress operates. The four are Heps. Norrell (D-Ark) Passman (D-A!a), Kruse (O-Ind) and Miller (E-Nelj). They left for Washington todny. IN THE 1'UOISATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OK MISSISSIPPI COUNTX. ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OP THE ESTATE OF MARGARET V. PRICHARD, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS Last known address of dec«dent: RPD No. 2, Blytheville, Arkansas., Date of death, November II, 1949. The undersigned was appointed Administrator of the estate of the deceased Margaret V. Prichwd en the 19 day of 1949. All per»oni having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (8) month* of the date of the first publication of this notice, or the tame will be forever barred and precluded from any benefit In the estate. This notice first published the It day of Nov., 10M. Alvln E. Prlchard. Administrator Holland and Taylor, attorneys. DO NOT OPEN UNTIL 2049 AD—At historic Valley Forge, Pa., Gen. Dwight Eisenhower cuts the rope that will drop the "Freedom Capsule" into the base of the flagpole at the new headquarters ot the Freedoms Foundation. Freedoms Foundation is a nun-profit organization formed by leaders oJ industry and patriotic groups to reward Americans for their sincere expressions of what freedom means. The capsule, which contains this year's winning documents, will be opened In 2049 AD, just 100 years from now Campus Theater Holds Professionals' Interest SANTA BARBARA, Calif. —</P)_ The campus theater may he the most promising answer to the decline of the professional stage, says a California critic. The college anfl university playhouse offers a chance for new plays and writers because It has less box office pressure to think about, says Theodore Hatlen. chairman of the Department of Speech at Santa Biirbara College. ' Negroes Rob Lawmaker Of His Empty Wallet TOWSON, Md., Nov. 28. (AP) — Rep. William P. liolton (D-Md) was knocked down Saturday by two Negroes and robbed of his wallet. He was unhurt. There was no money In the wallet, but the holdup men overlooked about, $100 in cash Bolton was carrying In another pocket. 25% DISCOUNT On All Present Stocks of General Electric and Kitchen Kraft METAL WALL & BASE CABINETS We ore closing out these Cabinet Lines. HUBBARD & HOKE Appliance Co. fANfAS ffAG ft MU Of 10 inches high, plush Dog Doll $2.89 at Blytheville's exclusive ITOYLAND STORE! Complete Gene Autry Cowboy Suit • Cli.ips • Sliirl • Handkerchief • Liu-iat • Vest & Hal 95 Sizes: Small, Medium, Large. 4 Wither or Plastic Hody Baby Buggy 6.95-13.95 • SHE COOS! • SHE SOBS! * SHE CRIES! Big 16 inch Doll with soft magic skin $£95 ; 6 Other Holls From $1.05 LARGEST TOY SELECTION IN BLYTHEVILLE! , Little mother Sewing Machine Actually Sews! 3.95-8.95 Electric Steam Engine Blows a whistle, too! 6.95 & 9.95 Genuine Ball Hearing Roller Skates 3.98 Also beginners' skates 1.98 421 West Main Street

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