The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 9, 1954 · Page 5
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1954 BLYTHETILLE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS PAOEim Behind the 7th Fleet: Adm. Felix Stump By WILLIAM J. WAXJGH PEARL HARBOR (AP) — President Eisenhower recently said that if the Chinese Reds try to invade Formosa they will have to run over the United States 7th Fleet. He might have added, "And a fellow named Stump." Adm. Felix B. Stump is a brusque, plain-spoken West Virginian, nearing 60, with 37 years experience on virtually every type of Navy craft. He has been bombed, shot at and torpedoed. He started flying in 1919 and is a graduate of that hard World War II school of naval warfare which taught the tremendous importance of air power. And he hates Communists. Stump commands the Pacific Fleet, of which the roving 7th is an integral part. For some five years, it has been patrolling the 100-mile-wide Straits of Formosa, separating that strategic Nationalist-held island from the Chinese mainland. Fast Action Stump is no sword rattier. He said in an interview that he does not believe another war is imminent. "We won't start a war and we won't start a preventive | war," he said. At the same time, he believes in acting fast when circumstances de- mand. Two months age, Chinese Red planes shot down a British transport off Hainan Island, and U.S. Navy fighters were detailed to the scene to search for survivors. Red fighters jumped them, and the American pilots shot down two Communist planes. Stump said the pilots had been instructed to be "alert and restrained," and if necessary, "quick on the trigger." He outlined this procedure: "If any U.S. plane is attacked or approached with obvious hostile intent, it will fire bock. In other words, you don't have to wait to get your head blown off to shoot back." Basically a shy man who detests personal publicity, the admiral has been able to keep out of head- lines until his present job, as CINCPAC, brought him into direct contact with the problem of the Communists in the Pacific. He has strong views about them. Recently he said, "A dedicated Communist is a steadfast and unchanging fanatic. Murder, lies and torture are not crimes if done to strengthen the Red cause. International agreements with any Communist government are not worth a scrap of paper." If agreements are negotiated with the Reds, he said, "we must also ensure that they do not contribute to long-range Communist objectives." On the whole, however, he shies away from public expressions on international problems. "I get my thinking from Washington," he says. "I carry out orders." Commanded Carrier In his working day—which is seven days a week and sometimes at night—he is "rough and brusque as hell, but always considerate," as a member of his staff put it. Outside the office, ne likes to putter in his garden, hunt and fish, play tennis, and romp with his children, Frances, 12, and Felix Jr., 3. He was born in Parkersburg, W. Va., Dec. 15, 1894. He was graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in March 1917 and he was promoted to admiral June 27, 1953. He entered flight training in 1919 and became a naval aviator the next year. Start of the Pacific war caught him in the Philippines commanding the seaplane tender Langley. Later he commissioned the carrier Lexington and fought her against the Japanese in the Gilbert and Marshal islands and was aboard her when a torpedo plane scored a hit in the Marshalls. For this action he was awarded the Silver Star, to which later were added two Navy Crosses, second only to the Medal of Honor. Aftor the Lexington, Stump commanded a carrier division in the fighting around the Philippines. He has a sharp sense of humor and occasionally it brushes off on his subordinates. They tell this story about him when the Lexington was hit and for two hours was in a hot fight as it evaded attack- ing Japanese planes. Stump noticed that a sailor seemed nervous and in an attempt to cheer up the lad said: "Did you ever think you'd have a front row seat to a circus like this? All we need are some peanuts." The sailor, fjom Georgia^' later presented the admiral a sack of peanuts. Stump rises about 5:30 a.m. and goes to his office seven days a week. He normally quits work about 5:30 p.m. but often returns at night if anything is pending. There are two things he does regularly: read the weather report and check the clocks in his office. "He gets very aggravated if the clocks are not right on the second," an aide said. Nashville Mayor Frees Inmates Of City Jail 30 Turned Loose As Court Orders Building Repairs Ay a Tries New Hotel After 'Nervousness' MOX -Theatre- On West Main St. In Biythevilie Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat., Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen mmmmmmim-mmmiiimmmimmmmmmmmi AIR CONDITIONED FOR YOUR COMFORT THURS., & FRI. Double Feature CARY MYftNA SHIRLEY flUIIMIMDinf —AND— rrr APACHE WAR SMOKE ALSO CARTOON Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature . It UlLVL^UUUIIIInll fj —AND— Murrfer Stalks The Carnival Cartoon "Santa Surprise" FRI., & SAT. Double Feature *, SLACK JACK $TAMF>£1>£ A WPUfiUC fK.Wt —AND— COLUMBIA PICTURES Johnny at JUNGLE JIM K/U£8Af>£ I Km k«I-t oum *m Mtwf HMrt • Btted vfea S3 . tntOti >» Sftnttc i. h«* Serial "Gunfighters" No. 9 & Cartoon "Friendly Ghost" NASHVILLE, Term, tf) — Mayor Ben West emptied the city workhouse late yesterday by turning 30 prisoners loose and transferring six others to the county workhouse, on the heels of a court order to close the jail and workhouse. City Workhouse Supt. E. F. Benderman quoted West as saying he took the unprecedented action in an effort to comply with a Chancery Court ruling yesterday which enjoined the city from operating the jail and workhouse until the building is made habitable . Among the 30 prisoners released was Andrew T. Stone, 21-year-old Negro, convicted recently on 32 counts of threatening to kidnap, rape and murder a young Nashville white woman. Authority Questioned City Judge Andrew J. Doyle immediately questioned the mayor's authority to free the prisoners. "Unless the mayor orders the police chief to rearrest these prisoners immediately," Doyle said, "he will be responsible for any tragedy that can and might result from his precipitate action," Doyle, who had sentenced the prisoners, added that "I was never consulted ... It is the city administration's duty to house the | prisoners; it is not within the mayor's power to turn them into the streets." Special Chancellor E. J. Walsh, acting at the request of the Davidson County Board of Health, had granted a temporary injunction j forbidding the city from keeping prisoners in 'the jail and work- < RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Ava Gardner, on a South American good will tour, recuperated from v;hat her press agent called a "nervous crisis" today in the Copacabana Palace, her second hotel in three days in Rio de Janeiro. The management of the swank Gloria Hotel asked the dark-haired Hollywood star to leave yesterday, charging she threw things and shouted in her room. Miss Gardner's press secretary, David Hanna, denied the . charges of boisterousness. His story: She suffered an attack of nerves after 700 unruly fans mobbed her when she arrived' at the airport Tuesday. The Gloria's management said the property damage was slight. Miss Gardner, touring South America to publicize her new picture "The Barefoot Contessa," canceled a news conference and cocktail party after the incidents. There was talk she might also curtail her stay in Brazil. War Criminals Pardoned TOKYO m — The United States has pardoned five Japanese war criminals serving,- terms of 20 to 25 years here, the Foreign Office announced. Measured Light Speed A Danish astronomer named Roemer first measured the speed of light in 1675, from observations of the moons of Jupiter as they went into eclipse in the planet's shadow. house "until and unless" corrective measures ar.e instituted to improve sanitary conditions. City Council voted a $100,000 bond issue Tuesday to repair the jail. Benderman said repairs should be finished within six weeks. AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION Listen to KLCN at 10:10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for Ritz & Boxy Program Announcements Th« first motion picture photogrophtd with ^^^^ p*dftct*di Anamorphic camera fenMs in . ^^M CINEMASCOPE Th« personal saga of a fathtr and his four sons rising out of th<t might and ma;jmtudt of America in the making 2Oth Century-Fox presents SPENCER TRACY ROBERT JEAN RICHARD KATY WAGNER PETERS WIDMARKJURADO Broken Lance Color by DtLuxE « HUGH O'MWN • (DUAKO fWW - Etfl HOUWAN • L t MAftSHAU. Scrt« Pliy »r EDWARD DMM- RICHARD MURPHY In 4.7f«k ftth-FiMty STftlOfNOMC SOUND PLUS SELECTED SHORTS U. S. Named In Bequest NEW YORK Lfl — German-born Julius Lehmann loved America, and he proved it in his last will and testament. He came to this country 50 years ago. and became a prosperous importer. In 1951 his wife died. Last June 20, he died at the age of 92. In his will, probated yesterday, he left all but $1,000 of his $70,000 estate "to the government of the United States of America to which my wife and I are so much indebted for the blessings we have enjoyed as citizens of this country." tottery Winner Found OSAKA, Japan (# — Police here may have to hold a lottery to decide the owner of a $5,555 winning lottery ticket found in a gutter yesterday by a 23-year-old woman. Six persons already have put in claims. NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER. OF THE ESTATE OF No. Scott Robert Wallace, deceased Last known address of decedent: Manila, Arkansas. Date of death: August 21, 1954. The undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate of the above-named decedent on the 8th day of September, 1954. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they snail be forever barred and precluded from any' benefit in the estate. This notice first published the 9th day of September, 1954. W, R. BROWN, Administrator. P. O. Box 548, Biythevilie, Arkansas. Oscar Fendler, Attorney for Administrator. 9/9-16 Little Change In Employment This Summer WASHINGTON (Si — Th* latest federal survey of the job situatioa shows little change in either employment or unemployment from July to August. Usually the number a? Joblefc. crops sharply in this period but I the figures remained fairly stable I this year — largely because unem- I pioyment did not increase as much as usual in July and therefore the seasonal return to work in August was less than in most years. The joint monthly employment report of the Commerce and Labor departments issued yesterday, said employment increased from. 62,148,000 to 62,276,000 and unemployment dropped from 3,346,000 to 3,245,000. NEW AMBASSADOR - Lt.- CoL Jose Luis Cruz Salazar is the new Guatemalan ambassador to tbe U. S- He recently presented his credentials to President Eisenhower, The remodeled White House contains 66 rooms compared to 58 for- i merly. In addition to the 66 rooms, there are 22 baths, plus 30 rooms of various kinds in the two basements. FJtffNDlT SMOf STOft* slim - and so serene the new, lovely last by valentine A gentry tapering )ast matching the tempo of the times. So slim, so serene you'll feel lovelier when you're wearing a shoe on the LUCIA last. 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