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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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PA« FOURTEEN Gross Says He Told Law of Men High in Crime But Th«ir Nam** Weren't Publicized, Ix-Bookie Testifies ' HEW YORK Wl _ Ex-booklc Harry Oross says he gave authorities the names of "higher men" who have not been Identified pub- Hcly in the widening police graft scandal. "Maybe somebody gol a piece of ehange," he figures. Gross made the statement yes- Wrday in testimony at the dcp'art- mtntal trial of five policemen He- euced of taking his graft and perjuring themselves at a previous department trial. The ex-book!e wns under cross- waminaUon by defense counsel, mud faces more questioning today. Oross criticized (he office of Brooklyn District Atty. 1 Miles F. McDonald, who smashed his 20 million dollar a year bookmnklng ring In September. 1950. "I gave the district attorney testimony against men higher than these defendants," Gross declared. "It they weren't named In the Indictments as co-conspirators, that Isn't my fault. ... Maybe somebody gflt a piece of change." Gross apparently referred to the graft Indictments on which 18 suspended or retired policemen went to trial In Brooklyn last year. •rosa' refusal to testify wrecked Ifce criminal trial and also wrecked *>• departmental trial of a number of poHcemen. Oross, who has been In a noiit- teBtlary since last September, denied yesterday thnl the city corporation counsel's office had promised him anything for opening up OB the witness stand now.- The corporation counsel's office is pressing charges against the five policemen. But the 36-year-old ex-bookio said h« Boped for consideration, as a «»<llt of a statement by District >Ky. McDonald. Oross said: "Me. McDonald put Into the «cord that any time I showed remorse and I wanted to be rehabilitated, I would be given consideration or there would be a recommendation made for me." Explaining his reason for testifying at the present trial, Oross saldt "The corporation counsel convinced «n« that I owed It to my family •fld myself to clear my name. I ha* been called a liar and a perjurer." Grow has been sentenced to 12 i y*a« for bookmaklng and consplr-i »ojr, and to a five-year term for' BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWi £ "=sssiHliilislsli s Soldier Tries Suicide—'Rather Die Here than in Korean War' SEATTLE (ifl — A 21-year-old soldier who said he would "rather die here than in Korea" wns prevented from doing so late last night when he was draflged from a contempt of court when he wrecked the graft trial of .the 18 policemen. Gross, who reputedly paid one million dollars a year in graft to police for protection, named more than 100 policemen nnd former city officials In his testimony Wednesday nnd yesterday. One of the lop police brass he accused — the former Chief Inspector August W, Flnth — said in a statement late yesterday that Gross' charges against him were "vicious, base lies." "I never met with this man (Oorss), nor received anything from him In my whole life," Flath declared. Oorss had testified that he once "staked" Flnth to "a couple of hundred dollars" and paid for clothing piirchnsed by PJatti. Flath retired last Nov. 18. The five men on trial have filed retirement applications and their pension rlghls are nt stake. They ore Capt. George M. Oest. Capt. Eugene McOilllcuddy, Lieut. Thom- J. Evans, Sgt. Waller P. Sullivan and Patrolman John E. McNamara. precarious loth-floor perch on the outside of a hotel Olympic lire escape. The soldier, who identified himself as Pvt. Jack Miidscn, 21. of Illinois bad stood outside the railing holding by one hand while police detective Don Srplnkl pleaded with him not to let go. Sprinkle kept talking, edging closer nil the while. Mntlscx (lexed his fingers as II he were preparing to let go. "He was wearing a gold wedding band." Sprinkle said. "I nsked him If he was having trouble with his wife." "Stay away," the soldier said, "I'm going to Jump." Sprinkle kepi talking—and edging up. Clarence Owens, a bellhop, was closing in from the other side. 'I'd rattier die nere than in Korea," Sprinkle said Mndscn told him nervously. "Come in and talk it over, Jack," Sprinkle said, "It isn't as bad as that." Then lie grabbed the young soldier by his arm. Owen pinioned his shoulders. The soldier broke down in a fit of tears. Madsen was turned over to mili- tarj- Ruthorltics. He was not registered at tile hotel. One codfish can produce as many «s 10 million eggs at one time. Iran Deputies Disrupt Meet Parliament Session TB Ends in Noisy Melee TEHRAN. Iran OT—The first business meeting of Iran's new Parliament broke up temporarily in wild disorder last night. Deputies nnd onlookers screamed at each other, and one deputy smashed desks. Trouble started when the lower house, the Majlis, wns asked to approve 7C newly elected members. Supporters of Premier Mohammed Mossadegh's Nationalist government demonstrated their objection to two of the deputies by shouting and pounding their desks. Some spectators shouted their support of the two. One of the deputies In question, Mehdi Mirasharafi, strode about the chamber, yelling and shattering desks. The speaker finally gave up try- Ing to restore order and dismissed the Majlis. When quiet was restored, It met again, approved the credentials of 60 deputies and opposed 22. Those who failed to win approval must be reconsidered by an investigating committee. Most objections came from Mos- sadegh's Nationalists. Read Courier News classified Ads We Thatik You FOR COMING TO OUR OPEN HOUSE To all of you who came to our Open House celebration, the employes here at McCaut's send their thanks. We hop* you enjoyed yourself. And, of course, we hope you found time to look OYtr our modern retreading department, one of th« largest in the United States. If you did, then you saw why a tire rctrcadcd by McCaut's will give as good or better mileage than a brand new tire! Here's the Winner of the U.S. Royal Master Tires iMr. E. L. Eaves 2228 W. Rose niytheville, Ark. Mr. Eaves guessed ttie number of iicaiis In Hie Jiir to he 35,311— misslnj by Jiwt 23 the cvacl num- ber.of 35,357: Den-Nap Retreading Equipment Is Used Throughout Our Shop f-kW* Made by the Retreading Equipment Co. of Charlotte, N. C. Shown at the lof( is Ercel Skccn removing a tire from the mould—a newly refreadcd (ire. These 6 moulds arc just part of the I)en-i\ap Rel rending Equipment used here Rt McCauTs. McCaul Tire Store South Highway 61 Telephone 8662 Jap Police Given New Jurisdiction Now Hove Authority To Arrest All But U.S. Military Personnel TOKYO tfl-Kyodo News Agency reported today Japanese civil police have tentative Jurisdiction over all United Nations military personnel In Japan—except Americans— until an agreement is worked out. A Kyodo dispatch from Kure said policy of that city were so notified by the Japanese attorney general's office. A Foreign Office source said provisions for a U.N. agreement covering all foreign troops In Japan, other than American garrison tore- es. now is being drafted. It would cover British, French, Filipino, or any other U.N. troops who may be In Japan for training or recreation. A separate agreement reached between Japan and the U.S. before the treaty, provides that U.S. troops remain under U.S. Jurisdiction In criminal cases. Kyodo said Kure police have arrested several British soldiers whom they turned over to British Commonwealth authorities since April 23 when the peace treaty went into effect. South Still Hot As Midwest, West Cool Off By The Associated Press The Midwest and West got more rain and cool weather today but it was hot in the southern third of the country. Showers and thunderstorms hit Southern Iowa, most of Missouri and Central Illinois early today. Showers also were reported from Wyoming eastward to Eastern South Dakota and were forecast /or most of the north central region. Hain also fell in Maine and in Washington and the Norlhern Rockies. Generally fair weather was reported in other areas. Temperatures climbed into the DOs in southern areas again yesterday. The day's top mark was 106 at Presidio, Tex. HOTICK Notice U hereby, given that the undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State oj Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as 422 West Ash, BlythevUle, Mkstelppl Coun- The undersigned states that ho Is a clti«n of Arkansas ,ot good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime Involving moral turpitude; that no licence to sell beer by the undersigned has been re- voked within five years last past; • nd that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this stale, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application Is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 1st day of July, 1952, and to expire on the 30 day of June, 1953. Mrs. Louise Moore, Applicant Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8 day of May 1952. Elizabeth Mason, Notary Public My Conunlssion expires: 4-26-54. FRIDAY, MAY », NOTICE OP FILING Or APPLICATION FOK UQUO* PERMIT M ^ Notice Is hereby given that th« undersigned has Hied with the Department of Alcoholic B«verag» Control, of the State of Arkansai lor a permit to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premise* described: t06 N. Broadway, Blytheville, Ark. Application is for it permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 1st day of July 1952, and to expire on the JO day of June 1953. Welch Poster, Applicant T lonight- treat yourself to the THE OLD SUNNY BROO BRAND. K COMPANY, IOUIS VlllE, KENTUCKY REFRESHABLE®CLOTHES THE INCOMPARABLE ORIGINAL De luxe sleeve lined, built up tailoring, lightweight acetate, rayon and nylon cords and fancy patterns, $32.5« Haspcl Sir Premr, unllned, J29.75 Haspel Cottons—Prado Cord* and Seertuclei*, Imported Unaa *t«