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PAOR EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE fAEK.) COURIER NEWS GS A Head Says Firms 'Friendly to GOP Should Get Contracts By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Edmund F. Mansure, denying that he had recommended "any particular firm" for a disputed insurance contract, said he feels that government business should go to firm "friendly" to Republicans. Mansure, head of the General* Services Administration, expressed the opinion at a news conference he called yesterday to explain his role in contract awards for a 43 million dollar expansion of a government-owned nickel plant at Ni- caro, Cuba. Earlier, a special House government operations subcommittee had heard testimony: 1. That Mansure once said "half of the Cabinet"—including Post' master General Summerfield, Secretary of Commerce Weeks and former Secretary of Air Talbott— were among those recommending companies for the project. 2. That Mansure himself suggested a Chicago political supporter for the Insurance brokerage business stemming from the project. The Chicago firm got two thirds o'f the business. Mansure, contending he had never recommended "any particular firm," told newsmen he did say "people out West were sick and to Eastern brokers, particularly New York brokers, and that I'd like to have a Western broker selected and a broser who is friendly to the party." Patronage System Mansure said he regarded insurance brokerage .business that OSA can place as "being part of the patronage system." Such brokerage has long been used as "a political payoff" in places like Chicago, he said, and he came to Washington determined to "cut off those who had been eating at the taxpayers' trough so long." 'The reference in committee to the'Chicago Republican was to William J. Balmer, a partner in the Balmer & Moore Insurance Agency. It came from Randal) Cremer, -vice president of the Frederick Snare Corp. The Snare Corp., shared the construction contract with Merritt-Chapman & Scott Co. The two were *nce broker. Cramer said Mansure "suggested Mr. Balmei-," and a representative of Balmer & Moore showed up at his office months later. He said Balmer himself took part in some subsequent negotiations which resulted in Balmer & Moore getting two thirds of the brokerage. Mansure said he told Cremer "Balmer probably can give the names of some companies that have been helpful to the administration," but without naming any firm. Furthermore, Mansure said, the firm of Balmer & Moore was not formed until months later. Mansure estimated the brokers in the Nicaro project have received $3,180 in four months. The testimony about President Elsenhowei's Cabinet came from Eleanor Nadlkr, a Fortune Magazine research associate, who told about interviews with Mansure in mid-1955. She quoted Mansure as ' saying there was wide interest in 1954 in the Nicaro award and "half the Cabinet made recommendations for the job." She did not name any of the companies except Snare and Merrit-Chaprnan, described as on Talbott's list. In addition, Mansure was reported to have said, he sent Republican National Chairman Leonard Hall a list of six companies for Hall's okay because "there were so many j charges" flying around. j Mansure said Hall returned the | list without objection, Miss Nadler testified. GOVERNORS (Continued from Page 1) some hopes of first or second place on this year's national ticket. Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, a candidate for the presidential nomination, hasn't pickj any public support among the governors. There have been reports, however, that his candidacy has some appeal to Gov. James E. Flsom of Alabama. Folsom says publicly he is for former President Truman, who in turn says he isn't going to run. Trouble In Tennessee? Kefauver may have some trouble in Tennessee with Gov. Frank G. Clement, who has some national aspirations of his own. To get any working; agreement with Clement, Kefauver may have to demonstrate he has a better chance than he now is accorded for the nomination. In Kentucky, Qov. A. B. Happy Chandler is keeping his own counsel. But he expects to have some say about the party's presidential nominee. Four Republican governors already have taken the lead in organizing delegate slates to support Eisenhower. They are Govs. Lane Dwinell of New Hampshire, William G. Stratton of Illinois, Walter J. Kohler of Wisconsin and Goodwin J. Knight of California. They generally are listed among those who would be likely to go along with Eisenhower's choice of a substitute if the President doesn't run again and does designate one or more possible successors. Others in this group include Govs. Christian A. Herter of Massachusetts, Arthur B. Langlie of Washington, George N. Craig of Indiana, Fred Hall of Kansas, Theodore R. McKeldin of Maryland and Paul L. Patterson of Oregon. Herter is a potential candidate if Eisenhower doesn't run. Pay-as-You-Stea! Plan Started LOUISVILLE, Ky. HI — A new pay-as-you-steal plan for thieving youngsters has been worked out in juvenile 'court. Judge Louis H. Jull said Thursday the youths are going to have to put down cash for everything they steal. He started his new policy by ordering two 15-year-olds to begin work to earn S108 — the value of loot they took from a school break-in. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Jaycee Award Dinner Monday Jaycee Week began in Blytheville today with an official proclamation of Mayor Toler Buchanan and highlight of the. recognition will be a Distinguished Service Award banquet Monday night. Nationwide, "Junior Chamber of Commerce Week" is being observed Jan. 14 through 21. Purpose is to focus attention on young men and the work they are doing in community service. In the picture at right, Jaycee President Bill Hrabovsky watches as Buchanan signs the proclamation urging "all citizen* of our community to give full consideration to the future services of the Junior Chamber of Commerce." The organization, the proclamation says, "is building leadership within its ranks for the future of our city." At 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jaycees will banquet at the Razorback Inn. Ledie Gathright, of Little Rock, Arkansas State Jaycee president, will speak. Seven local men will be honored. First, will be the recipient of the pd Rprvirp Award. Np\t to be honored will be a Blytheville man connected with city, state or. national government. He will receive the Jaycee Good Government Award. These two have been selected by a committee composed of civic leaders and businessmen. Jaycees themselves, by secret ballot, have selected five of their members to receive awards for outstanding Jaycee work. All names will be withheld until the presentation of awards at the banquet. Lee Crowe is chairman of the banquet committee. The national Jaycee organization has been active since Jan. 21, 1920 First chapter was organized by Henry Geissenbier in St. Louis In 1915. >Built on a foundation of creating opportunities for leadership training through community betterment projects, Jaycees today have 200,000 members. They belong to chapters in 2,900 communities in the United States and 60 foreign countries. . . . Mayor Buchanan (seated) makes Jaycee Week Official . . , BRINKS (Continued from Page 1) fled' sources as saying O'Keefe feared his his life .at the hands if his underworld friends after he was released from Hampden County Jail in Springfield, where he was due for freedom next month after serving time on an old gun carrying charge. O'Keefe was the target of at least one attempt on his life. In June, 1954, n machine gun Was turned on him in a Dorchester housing project. Police believe the gun was wielded by Elmer (Trigger) Burke, a New York, killer-for- hire, now under death sentence for murder in Ne'v York. ; Meanwhile, those indicted and captured were held in high bail— S120.000 for McGinnis; $110.000 for the others—as Suffolk County Dist. tly. Garrett H. Byrne said he plans to arraign them next week and bring them to trial within a couple of months. Reds Demanding Punishment For Bomb Planters TOKYO (ffl—Red China's Peiping radio demanded tonight that British authorities "punish all those Chiang Kai-shek espionage spies" who the Reds claim sabotaged an Indian airliner last April, Fifteen persons, including some top Chinese Communists, were killed when the Air Indian plane crashed into the sea while en route to the 1955 Bandung conference. Last Wednesday, Britain's Colonial Office in London said evidence showed that Chow Tse-ming, a former Hong Kong airport worker now in Formosa, was bribed by Nationalist agents to plant a time bomb aboard the plane. The Nationalists emphatically denied the British statement and refused to send Chow to Hong Kong to face trial. MADE MELODEON The first melodeoii, a small reed organ, was made by C. Austin, of Concord, New Hampshire, who was granted a patent on June 19. 1849. FIRST SETTLEMENT First settlement made by white men on the Atlantic coast was near Winyah Bay, South Carolina, in 1526, by Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon, a Spaniard, with about 500 people, including Negro slaves. G. 0. POETZ OIL FUEL OIL u | Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny's Conoco Service, Ash & Division Negro Church Plans Installation Sunday The Missionary Society of Pilgrim Baptist Church will conduct ite installation service together with the young people's department at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the church. A. Ware is society director and j Lilly Jackson is president. Florida Cold Snap Continues By The Associated Press More records were established in Florida today as the state's longest cold spell in 16 years continued into the eighth day with no immediate relief in sight. Early today, the mercury dropped to 39 at the inidtown Miami Weather Bureau, the lowest on record for Jan. 14. At Blscayne Gardens northeast of the city a low of 29.6 was recorded. A very gradual warming was forecast starting tomorrow but temperatures are expected to continue "much below normal" through next Wednesday. Prisoners Returned HERLESHADSEN, Gel-many (/P)— The Soviet Union returned 450 Ger- imms described as "war criminals' to West Germany today. The group arrived at this border point in a sealed train guarded by 60 Soviet soldiers with bayonets. To date the Russians have returned some 8,500 prisoners. RENAMED PLANTATION Upon inheriting Little Creek plartation, Lawrence Washington renamed the place Mount Vernon aftei the English admiral of thai name under whom he had served. YOU CAN'T STOP THE QUEEN MARY WITH A CLOTHESLINE., ony more than y «, can keep a tornado from hitting your house, ftut you cofl buy insurance — the right kind, in the right amount. We'll be glad to advise. GLENCOE BLDG. AGENCY 3-6868 It's the new way of spelling progress in Arkansas Catl o-w us, cooperate with as, use us . . . believe in us and we'U do « yob /or you, and Arkansas. We. are going to serve notice on the industries oj the United Stales that M r«adf. Rockefeller, Chairman •jBrmtfltf •HTWMM vfweLaemKS COHHUSBIQH STATE CAPITOL UTTLE ROCK Mrs. Garrett's Services Today Mrs. Rachel Garrett, 10, died at her home in Rutherford, Tenn., yesterday. Funeral services were to be conducted, this afternoon at two-thirty from North Union Baptist Church in Rutherford with burial in Rtuh- erford Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, R. C. Garrett; three sons, Mose Oarrett of Kenton, Term., Delbert G. Garrett of Paris, Tenn., and Curtis Garrett from Indiana; and two daughters, Mrs. W. P. Homer of Manila and Mrs. J. C. West of Rutherford. Howard Funeral Home is In charge of burial.- D. L. Freeman Rites Sunday .Funeral services for D. L. Freeman of Jonesville, La., father of Curtis Freeman of Blytheville, will he conducted in Utility Baptist Church in Jonesville tomorrow. Mr. Freeman formerly made his home in Wilson for approximately 15 years. Other survivors include his wife, Hassle Freeman; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Bickham of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. James Spruill of Batchelor, La,, and three other sons R. E. and H. L. Freeman, of Jonesville, and L. B. Freeman of Batchelor. PETITION (Continued from Page 1) he has 10 days in which to' request withdrawal of his name. If the President takes no action his name stays on the ballot. Qrant offered his petitions at the end of the first day of the primary filing period, a day which saw two other developments that surprised Eisenhower backers. Earl S. Hewitt of Enfield, publisher of the weekly Hanover Gazette submitted papers as a delegate candidate "pledged" to the President's nomination—in contrast to the strategy of nine other Eisenhower supporters including the governor, who filed as "favorable" to the President. The chief difference between the two designations is that a "pledged" delegate must obtain consent of the candidate while a "favorable" delegate needs no consent. A'slate favorable to Eisenhower swept to victory In the 1952 primary. And two supporters of Senate Minority Leader Knowland R-Calif jumped into the delegate contest, one of them -with a statement that "we must find a winning substitute and permit Mr. Eisenhower to retire to his Gettysburg farm and live out his alloted life span." In contrast to the hectic GOP ma- FORD SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 19M Negro Deaths (Continued from Page 1) tually owned it. ' "Though circumstances alter cases, most authorities hold that indebtedness of school districts should not exceed 20 to 25 years," said Ford. "The state Board of Education is hesitant to approve a proposal for a bond issue in excess of 20 years." Mosl^ school construction in Arkansas is financed by the conventional bond issue plan. Wickord Enters Senator's Race WINAMAC. Ind. (IF) — Claude Wickard of Camden, Ind., former secretary of agriculture, announced Thursday he will seek the Democratic nomination for U. S. senator at the aprty'&j state convention June 26. Wickard is the first Democrat to announce for the &eimle sen!* nun held by Sen. Homer E. Capehart, a Republican^ The Constitution states that for any speech or debate in either House, congressmen shall not be questioned In any other place. neuverlng, the Democratic front was relatively quiet. One'person filed HS favorable to Michigan Gov. G. Mennen Williams, the other pledged to Sen. Kefauver D-Tenn who opens a three-day New Hampshire campaign. Isiah Jackson Services for Isiah Jackson, 81, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church by Rev. Will Ewings. Burial will be in Number Nine Cemetery with Caston Funeral Home in charge. He died Tuesday at his home la Number Nine. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Jackson; three sons, Son Jackson, Eugene Jackson, and Mack Jackson of Chicago; and four daughters Mary Jackson, Willie Miller of St. Louis and Annie Dunlap and Louisla Williams of Blytheville. Mary Rutfin Services for Mary Ruffiri, 55, who died yesterday at her home on the John Stevens plantation at Dell were incomplete today pending arrival of relatives. Home Funeral Home is in charge. She is survived by 'her husband Fred Ruffin, two sisters Minnie Jackson and Lizzie Bolton of Blytheville; one'brother Son Barnes of Detroit; ' and one son Jessie Lee Hayes of Blythevlle. . Emily Mabry Services for Emily Mabry, 55, will be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Robinsonville, Miss., with burial there. Caston Funeral Home ts m charge. She died Sunday In Chickasawba. Hospital She is survived by two daughters, two sisters and four brothers. ANNOUNCEMENT this is to officially announce the opening of my office at 529 North 10th Street for the practice of medicine and surgery. DR. HUNTER C.SIMS JR. S&E SUPER MARKET Highway 61 North We Deliver—Phone 3-9663 • Modern Self Service Facilities • Choice Meats • Finest Produce • Quality Groceries • Frozen Foods Enjoy Modern, Self-Service Shopping with no parking -problem at any time. Shop S&E for Quality. LECTURESHIP Church of Christ Blytheville, Arkansas January 15 through January 22 7:30 P.M. SUNDAY, MORNING, JANUARY 15 —-,"Consequences of Sin and Righteousness" William A. See - Blytheville, Ark. SUNDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 15 "The Tabernacle" William A. See Blytheville, Ark. MONDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 16 "Christians—A Royal Priesthood" Frank _Gould Paducah, Ky. TUESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 17 "Edifying The Body" Euftene Britnell Tuckerman, Ark. WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 18 "Proper'Attilude Toward False Ways" ..' ' •• • Burl's Porter Monelte, Ark. THURSDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 19 "An Account With God" Paul Keller Senatobia, Miss. FRIDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 20 "Are You Listening" ,.; • • • • • Denton Neal Jackson, Tenn. SATURDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 21 "What Does It Mean To Believe In Christ" :.... Glen McDoniel Piggott, Ark. SUNDAY MORNING, JANU.ARY 22 "Salvation-By Grace Through Faith" Howard See Lexington, Ky. SUNDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 22 "A Greater Than Sotomen" • Howard 8e« Lexington, Ky. Congregational Singing EVERYONE INVITED!