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' TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1948 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Russia Charges U.S. with Spying Espionage in Soviet Zone of Germany Said Directed by Americans By Bruce W. Munn (dnlted Tress ( R (t Correspondent) LONDON, March 30. (UP)— Radio Moscow charged today that Russia had uncovered an American-directed spy ring of /ormer German Army orticers operating out of Western Germany. Austria and Sweden to learn the secrets of the Soviet Zone Moscow said the leader of the group operating in the Soviet Zone had hcon captured and had confessed. He was identified as Col Gerhard Pmkert. former regimental commander of the Brandenburg Division. "He confessed he was a member of an illegal Fascist, organization existing in the Western occupation zone of Germany, consisting of of, ficers of the former German Army, who are being used by the American intelligence service for espionage in the Soviet zone," Radio Moscow said. "According to Pinkert's testiraon) the center of the organization set itself the task of establishing contact with German agents left in a number of countries during wartime and for tills purpose intends to utilize such countries as Austria and Sweden, through which it is possible to conduct espionage: woik." Moscow said ti:e center of the alleged spy organization was established first in Frankfurt but was transferred to Munich In the Summer of 1941. Haider Named as Heart Its members, Moscow said, were "former officers of the German general staff." The head of the spy ring, the broadcast charged, was Col. Gen. Franz Haider, former ,thicf of staff of the German Army. Haider was imprisoned by the ,Nazis for suspecle'd participation in the 1944 bomb attempt against Hitler. He was released by British troops at the end of the war and held with most of the German Ren- eral staff in a castle near Wiesbaden. Departments organized under Haider, the broadcast said, were "charged with the task of organizing military, political and economic espionage." "The organization attempted to conduct intelligence work in the Soviet Zone" through some of these departments," Moscow said. "Pinkert testified the illegal Pas- cist organization was subsidized by the American intelligence service and by big German industrialists Irom whom it received large sums each month." Pinkert was enlisted for espionage work in the Summer of 1046 bv Hans Erasmus, former chief of starT of the Brandenburg Division. "He made severil secret trips to the Soviet-Zone, where he enlisted In the organization a number of former officers of the German Army whom he knew," Radio Moscow charged. "He supplied American ' inlelli- with espionage information of military, economic and political nature in particular on Soviet Army units . airdromes and military commandant's offices as well as the situation of industrial enterprises in'Sax- ony and on their output.." Featured in Hobby Display PACK • rtv».' : —Courier News Photos Pictured abiive are two of the many displays thnl. were shown nt the nobby and Antique SJiow at Hie Woman's Club Saturday. The top picture, Is Ihe collection of antique shoes of various sizes made of china, crystal nnu some I'tfliocl In gnld. This collection belongs to Mrs. Ch'o l>anKslon, who lias been collecting them for the past 15 years. * The picture below, is the display of character doll.s. To the righl, nre dolls composed from eggs by the 4-!l Club ot Sth and 6lh grade students of Yarbro School. The Rail Operators Okay Wage Hike Three Labor Unions Unwilling to Accept Mere "Half a Loaf" CHICAGO, Miivch M. (UPi—The nnllon's railroads loday accepted a fact-finding board's recoiumenda- (lon for » l.Vj-cent hotirly wage Increase- for three operating brotherhoods, but union officials snld they were "seriously disappointed" by tho board's decision. The railroads tent n Iclegrnm to Ilir. unions last night asking for n mectluc with union representatives lo put the recommendations Into effect. Alvnnley Johnston, president of Ihc llrotherhood of IxJcoinollve Kn- Rtneer.s. most powerful of the three unions, said thnl I lie. unions were "not prepared lo meet, with Hie enr- rler.s right now." fie said thnl union wage nnd rules comnilUecs would study Ihp pro- Twister Levels Cootsvilie, Ind., KMJihg.U" faces represent stars In posnls they meet at Cleve^ Maid of Cotton Terms Good-Will Tour Of England, France a Big Success NEW YORK, Mar. 29. (UP)—+• ivfatilda Nail, 19-year-old "Maid of Cotton" of Fort, worth. Tex., said yesterday that her 10-day goodwill tour, of England and France on behalf of the American Cotton Industry was "wonderful and a great success," Miss Nail returned aboard an Air France Sunday from a visit to lead- Ing British and French textile centers to bring the greetings of American cotton interests and exchange ideas in cotton stylinp. She was Rate Schedule Of United Gas 1s Suspended land tomorrow. The three brotherhoods previously had voted lo strike If the carriers did not meet I heir demands for n 30 per cent Increase and Improved working conditions. Johnston. David B. Robertson of the locomotive Knslnemen and Firemen, and A. J. Glover of (he Switchmen's Union of Norlh America Issued a joint statement after receiving Ilic board's proposals ves- terdiw. "We received official copies of (he board's report Ui:!av." the sti\le- ment said. "We are seriously disappointed by Its failure-lo give due consideration to current living costs as well as many of our request.* for Improved working conditions." The Increase recommended by the rjtinel was I he same as that previously offered by the railroads. \ , The lluee unions rejected the offer, but I wo oilier operating brotherhoods, the trainmen and conductors, have accepted. All 17 non-operating unions approved the same increase previously. WASHINGTON, March 30. (UPJ —Tlie Federal Power Commission -.. —,—p. —*. has suspended a proposed rule. accompanied b v Mary Alice wilkins, ! schedule filed by the U;iitct) Gas of the National Cotton Council In ! Pipeline Co. for sales lo the Missis- Memphis, Tcnn. | sippi River Fuel Corp., St. Louis. "We were particularly Impressed ' T ''« commission said the proposal by the way both countries are ! was possibly "unlawful" and order- building back and by their grati- <-'d a hearing on it at some future tude for American help in theri i time. It said operas and books that brine adventure, which they studied recently.' Accident Case Hearing Set For Saturday John n. Jones of Half Moon will be tried on one traffic charge, and sentenced for another Saturday In Municipal Court hearing as a result of n collision In which a Negroes car wns severely damagcd-and three persons were slightly 1 ' hurt. Jones Is charged with driving while under the Influence of liquor and leaving the scene of an accident. He pleaded guilty lo the drunk driving charge In court yesterday . and not guilty to the other. The cane ] ---I was conlinuc.il until Saturday and NOTICE OF SPKCIAI, KT.KCT1ON bond was, set at S50t>. Notice Is hereby given that n sue- " • • clal election will be held In Blv'the- ville School District No'. 5 of 'Ivlls- sissippi county. Arkansas, at which tlicre will be submitted to Ihc vot- j ers of the District, the question of for or against n Imlldlng A few badly damaged brick buildings are all that remalr. or Ihe business district of Coal.svllle, Ind, after » tornado vlirprd through it ami nearly leveled the lowu tif .vw population. The bodies of 14 persons »ere recoyi ered and many more were believed still buried in the wreckage. (NKA Telepholo.) ' ' f Traffic Accident Fatal To Yellville Child YELLVILLE. Ark., Mar. 30 (UP) —Funeral services were being planned today for 5-year-old May Jo Flippin ,.if Yellville, who died of injuries suffered when struck by an auto here last, Saturday. The child was hit by a car driven by Nat Carson of Little Rock, employe of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Officers said, the' child dashed Into the street from between two parked cars and that the accident was, unavoidable. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Flippin, one brother and one sister. New American for American reconstruction," Miss Nail said at her Hotel Vamlerbilt Suite. She cited visits to cotton textile mills 111 Manchester and in Nelson, Lancashire, England. "They were having a 'beat-the- crisis 1 production campaign." she said. "The spirit of the thing was wonderful." ' Miss Nail said French textile interests in Rouen and Le Havre emphasized the invaluable help afforded them in overcoming their production difficulties by the shipments of American cotton received in the "interim aid" program. "They all wanted IKS to bring back their message of appreciation" she said. Miss Nail said she will hold a press conference tomorrow to tell of more details of the trip. After .. fashion show at the Waldorf- Astoria Hotel on Wednesday and said Jones' car collided at Broadway and Walnut Saturday night with a car driven by G. W. White. Negro of Promised Land. Bctwc.cn $400 and $500 damages resulted lo White's car. It was said court yesterday. Officers said '"" rt J lBX °' s ' x "illls annually to they arrested Jones several blocks' 1 '" 1 ' tll<! I"' 1 " 1 ' 1 !)"! and Interest of * ' I proposed Issue of bonds In the ' North of the scene of the nccitlenl i - * •" The officcrs.also said two Negro .^T 1 ..?. * J ""°' " l ?l«!! »"! women were thrown from the car by the Impact. They were not scrlouj- ly injured. It" was reported. White gas to seven distributing companies, the largest purchaser being LnClerie Gas Light Co.. St. Louis. Fire Destroys Negro's Home; Another Damaged Fires-last night and early this morning slightly damaged one Negro residence and destroyed another. A Negro residence in the rear of -- j 709 West Ash was destroyed about radio appearance in Harlsford, | T o'clock this morning when fire Conn., on Thursday, she will re- ] of an nndetermimed origin swept turn to New York and remain until through the small frame structure' Sunday, when she will leave for I A Negro woman who occupied beginning of \ the house was identified only ns "Willie". She was not nt home when the fire broke' out. The structure was virtually destroyer! by the time time. It said the schedule would result in an annual rate increase of around S430.020. "These rates and charges appear to be greater than ti'ose demanded by United for other companies ... in tile same territory, 1 ' the commission said. United Transport* Gas in Texas, Mississippi. Louisiana, Alabama and ',.,-,„•,,, .Florida. Mississippi River. Fuel sells I ^ . Ownl " f ° r feiled a $-16.75 cash used •lor 28 years ami 9 months, to be Issued for Ihe purpose or refunding outstanding bonded Indebtedness, ob erf U ' 0 ' " ° tllCr cnscs i I"' bonds «<Kl Interest of this Is"">• 'sue maturing -that year, may be j , . - T * -.",.,. to call Ijonds for payment id when he failed lo appear in prior to maturity or tor other sciool court to answer the charges and IIM ! purposes. not guilty plea was entered by Bill ! The election will be held In said 0lvcllSi i District on the 8th day of May. Owen's trial was continued until I 'K48, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. [ tomorrow with bond set. at S4B.25. ntld 6:rio I'- 1 "-. *%! otherwise In the Both men arrested over the week- j same manner as provided by IRW end by state and county officew. I lot th e holding of school elections. Andrew Siiskn forofeitcd a S30.25 ' "' tnc following polling places, to- cash bond when he failed to Philadelphia as the a nationwide tour. Little Rock Woman Heads Democrat Club MORRILTON. Ark., Mar. 30.— (UP)—Mrs. T. J.'Newman of Little Hock today heads the Fifth Congressional District. Arkansas Democratic Women's Clubs, following her election in a meeting at Petit Jean Pork yesterday. * In other action the group adopted a re.sohUion commending Gov. Ben Lancy and other Southern state executives for opposhie President Truman's civil rights gram. to answer charges of speeding. appear Sea wit: Voting will be al the following regular voting places: Blythcvlllc Ward 1, city Hull; Blythcvlile Ward „„..,, ; 2 ' Gooriycnr Tire Store; Rlythevlllc .nail r , J ,, i Wilrd - 1 ' p ! rc statl °" No ' 2 . «" Wcsl snails fmn,shcd the purple ! Main; Mulllns Store at Yarbro- ea m the robes ot early roy- i clear Luke White School. ilshly was tins color val- ! witness my hand this 30 day of ucd that no one of the lower rank than .a prince could wear it. and transgressors of the law were liable to death sentence. March, 1948. was turned in, firemen an alarm said. The ^property was owned by Mrs. I Joe Meyers. 709 West Ash. Sparks from a chimney resulted- in minor damage to shingles on n Negro residence in -the rear of tin- Coca Cola bottling rjlant on Asn Street early last night. JOHN MAYES, County Supervisor. 3,30-416-13 What Arp. Vegetables? Vegetables come from 'tubers/ roots, bulbs, fruits, seeds, and leaves. They may be any part of a plant, that serves as food, but the pro-word seldom is used in connection \Tith plant foods that are sweet. Real f state, Business, Farm and Auto LOANS For buyinjr, rrflnanclnR. building, remodeling. Karm lands and Auto loans. Quick Service. INSURANCE AGENCY n Bill*.—Ground Floor Phnnr 510 A. F. "Dee" Dietrich, Manager "Complete Insnrancr StTvirf" UNITED 106 S. 1st—Incra Berohard Lubisch, 14, is the first German national to be ad. .itlcd to the U. S. for rehabilitation purposes. The youngster will live with Jorii B. Crane, in Alexandria, Va. 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